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Trenton man murders his aunt then flees the state
By Carrie A. Mizell
SA 19-year-old Trenton man was ar-
rested in Georgia last Thursday after
he reportedly bound and strangled his
aunt during an argument before steal-
ing her vehicle and fleeing Gilchrist
Joshua Brandon Dyar, 19; has been
charged with murder and grand theft
after deputies in Treutlen County,
Georgia stopped him driving his
aunt, Tracey Jeannine Smith's 1993
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice put out a nationwide search for
the missing vehicle on Wednesday
evening after a friend of Smith's,
Freddy Watson found the body of
the 45-year-old woman inside her
home in southeast Gilchrist County,
just after 7 p.m. Smith's body was
reportedly found on the kitchen floor.
Her hands and feet were bound with
electrical cord and a plastic bag was
taped over Smith's head, explained
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter.
Watson was able to give investiga-
tors a description of Smith's red Jeep,
which was missing from the home,
Smith's friend also told investigators
that Dyar was living with Smith at the
time. According to Watson, Smith had
recently picked her nephew up from
the Greyhound bus station in Chief-
land and that he has lived off and on
with her over the last several years.
According to Sheriff Slaughter, Dyar
was. apprehended halfway between
Macon and Savannah in Treutlen
County, Georgia, which is roughly
284 miles northeast of Trenton.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's In-
vestigator Edwin. Jenkins, along
with Special Agent Jeff Vash of the
Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment traveled to Treutlen County on his aunt, he had only one prior mis-
Friday to interview Dyar concerning demeanor arrest in Florida, though
Smith's death. Information obtained Dyar had been arrested and charged
during the interview provided the with Grand Theft and Burglary of a
officers with enough information to business in New Mexico.
return Dyar to the Gilchrist County Investigators believe that Dyar and
Jail, where he is currently being held. his aunt were arguing over his un-
Dyar appeared before Judge David willingness to go out and get a job at
Giant over the weekend and his bond the time of the murder. While being
for the Grand Theft charge was set interviewed, Dyar reportedly admit-
at $50,000. No bond was set for the ted that during the argument he ap-
murder charge. preached Smith in the kitchen and
Lt. David Aderholt of the Gilchrist strangled her with his bare hands. He
County Sheriff's Office said that pri- j then attempted to stage the murder as
or to Dyar's arrest for the murder of a burglary by tying up Smith's body.
Muddy River Rising
Katie'Quincey shows off her grand champion steermoments after
winning at the Florida State Fair. Katie is shown with her family,
Steven. Kimberly and Charlee Hines. Katie's steer won unanimously
a.' allthree judges voted it grand champion.
Quincey's steer wins
grand champion at
Florida State Fair
By Carrie A. Mizell
Katie Quincey's face lit up last
week as her Charolais Cross steer
was selected grand champion at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa.
Quincey was one of 12 Trenton FFA
members to enter steers in the Steer
Futurity Show at the state fair. After
their steers won each of their classes,
Erin Jones, Lee Deen, and Quincey
were called back to the grand cham-
pionship ring, where Quincey's steer
was ultimately declared the winner.
According to Heather Rucker,
Trenton FFA advisor, Trenton had
three out of the seven steers in the
grand champion pen.
While 2010 marked Quincey's first
year showing a steer at the Florida
State Fair, she cannot be considered
a rookie, since she has shown Angus
cows at the Tampa fair for the last six
The grand champion steer was
produced by Hal and Debbie Phillips
of Morriston. It weighed in at 1,174
SQuincey was one of 12 Trenton
FFA members to enter steers in the
Steer Futurity Show at the state fair.
Other Trenton FFA members who
competed were Asheton Sanchez,
whose steer did not make the weight,
Hunter Parrish, Lee Deen, Danyal
Langford, Kaylee Crawfoid, Taylor
Langford, and Racheal Harrison, all
from the senior chapter. Junior chap-
ter members who competed were:
Brooks Parrish, Erin Jones, Lyndsay
Boland and Kacee Langford.
Unlike the Suwannee River Fair's
steer show, students must submit an
application with entry fee in June to
participate in the Florida State Fair.
The first 75 to enter are then selected
to come in August and attend a day
long seminar on animal health, nutri-
tion and feeding. That afternoon each
student is allowed to select the calf
they will bring home through a lot-
tery process. All of the cows are from
Florida producers. Students then
purchase their calves and take them
home to feed and take care of for ap-
proximately 185 days.
In the mean time, students have
to complete a series of tasks includ-
ing writing a thank you letter to the
producer, obtaining a State of Florida
Ethics Certificate, completing two
pre-fair talks to the community on
the Futurity program, completing a
record book and recruiting new par-
After'a lot of hard work the stu-
dents took their steers back.to Tampa
last week where they entered their
animals in the show, by weight gain.
Students also presented a demonstra-
tion on an assigned animal topic,
prepared a poster to be displayed on
the assigned topic, took a written test
on the assigned topic, competed in a
skill-a-thon related to the assigned
topic and finally, took a record book
management written test with math
All of these efforts were completed
prior to students' showing their ani-
mals in showmanship and the actual
Points were earned for each activ-
ity and students were then paid per
point and then a base price per pound
for the animal.
Trenton FFA members also per-
formed well in the showmanship
competition. Erin Jones won first
place in intermediate showmanship,
while Brooks Parrish placed second
and Kacee Langford came in third.
In the senior showmanship contest,
Katie Quincey finished fourth place.
The Suiwannee River just below Hart Springs in Gilchrist County is shown as it continues to gradually ease up on this portion of the yard
at D.Ray and Diana Harrison's home. According to the National Wleather Service, the Suwannee is forecasted to gradually rise through
Fpru anr 20. Ha!:t Springs and Otter Springs have already closed due to flooding.
Osteen wants county to move NE 55th Avenue
By John M. Ayers
On Monday Gilchrist County
Commissioners heard a long time
Gilchrist County native ask if they
would move NE 55th Avenue off of
will include free
The Gilchrist County Republican
Executive Committee will have free
concealed weapons classes during
their Gilchrist 2nd Amendment Cel-
ebration on Saturday, March 13.
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion approved the use of the county
firing range to be used by the non-
profit organization to hold concealed
weapons classes on March 13. Betty
Ramey, Republican Party of Florida
State Committee person, requested
the Commission to allow the organi-
zation to use the firing range facility
during their 2nd Amendment Cel-
John McPherson, attorney repre-
senting Gilchrist County, explained
to the Commission that all non-coun-
ty agencies that have asked to use this
facility have been required to provide
a liability insurance policy to relieve
the county of liability.'
Commissioner Randy Durden made
a motion to approve the request of the
firing range by the organization with
the proof of insurance and with a let-
ter from the Gilchrist County Sheriff
to also approve of this use. Commis-
sioner Sharon Langford agreed and
gave a second to the motion before
the board approved of this action..
his property and over onto the section
J. B. Osteen attended the meeting
with his daughter Nina Salmi and her
husband Carl Salmi of High Springs.
"I want my land that is tied up in
this right-of-way," Osteen explained.
The commission is now dealing
with a situation that is often the case
involving roads and right of ways.
When the .grades were put in place,
they were often put along old fence
lines or where it was the easiest to
establish the right of way. Osteen
told the board that this one-half mile
of county grade was established in
1952-1953. This road takes up six
acres that-he or his family can't use
until they get the road straightened
The -commission asked Transpor-
tation Superintendent Billy Cannon
to give them information on the esti-
mates he found involving the road.
"At the present time the county.
grade has right of way that is an es-
timated 36 feet in some places. If the
county were to move the road over to
the section line, the new road would
now have to have a minimum of 60
feet right of way," Cannon explained
to the commissioners.
The superintendent reported that
he met with engineer Lee Mills and
the moving of the road would cost an
Osteen told the board that one end
of the road is 18 feet wide and it wid-
ens up to 30 feet. Osteen explained
that his daughter was with him at the
meeting because she is going to re-
ceive the estimated six acres of prop-
"The land on the other side of the
road is no good to us if we can't get
the road moved," Nina Salmi told the
Continued to page 11
Festival weekend will kick off with
Antique Road Show on March 12
By Carrie A. Mizell
Be it an old embroi-
dery of a beautiful Bible
scripture, or a Civil War
scabbard with blood
still marking the silvery
blade, expert appraisers
will be able to tell the
'story and offer a value
at Trenton's first Antique
Planned for Friday,
Mar. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the
event will act as a prelude to the 3rd
Annual Suwannee Valley Quilt and
Old Time Craft Festival, which will
follow on Saturday, Mar. 13 in down-
Similar to PBS' highest rated se-
ries "Antiques Roadshow," Trenton's
Road Show will feature three antique
and collectible experts, as well as in-
dependent dealers. Monica Fowler
will be appraising antique jewelry.
The owner of an antique jewelry busi-
ness specializing in rare
S cameos, Fowler lives and
works in Micanopy, where
her business "Delectible
Collectibles" is housed in
a 1906 bank building. Pot-
tery and glassware expert
Max Nickerson will also
travel from Micanopy to
Trenton to offer his exper-
tise. A curator of herpe-
tology at the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History, Nickerson
is considered a respected collector
of American Art Pottery. Acclaimed
expert on early American furniture,
samplers and baskets, Vickie Sustana
will also be on hand at the Antique
Citizens are encouraged to dig
around in their closets and beneath
their beds to bring out that long-for-
gotten treasure passed down through
generations, or picked up at an an-
tique or yard sale and bring it to the
Trenton Depot to learn more and have
the item or items appraised.
According to Kyle Stone, execu-
tive director of the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce, dinner and
desserts will also be on sale at the
event. Though the dinners will be
sponsored by a local civic organi-
zation, Stone was not sure exactly
which one at press time.
All crafts and antique booths will
be set up and open for business during
the Antique Road Show, and again on
Saturday when over 350 quilts will
drape down from the businesses on
Main Street. Along with quilts, crafts
and antiques, the show will feature
antique cars, music, clogging, dem-
onstrations of quilting, spinning, bed
turning and handmade crafts.
For more information on the An-
tique Road Show or the Suwannee
Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Fes-
tival, call Kyle Stone at (352) 463-
Joshua Brandon Dyar
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
8 apply for city -manager's job
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Trenton City Commissioners spent
some time during the Monday, Feb-
ruary 15 meeting going over possible
questions for the applicants for the
City Manager position. At this time
eight people have applied for the po-
sition, including two local people, as
well as applicants from as far away
as Nebraska. The deadline for ap-
plications to be received at City Hall
is February 26. After the 26th, Cotn-
missioners will select twelve appli-
cants to interview. The position pays
between $35,000 to $52,500; and
more information can be found at the
City'p website www.trentonflorida.
org under the City Jobs tab. or call
city hall at (352) 463-4000 ext. 301.
Other city news included a com-
plaint from an employee from Chil-
dren and Family Services about
parking. The Children and Family
Services employees whose building
is located next door to City Hall in
Trenton, have at times found all their
parking spaces in use when they ar-
rive for work. The complaint was
in regards to the used car business,
which is located at.the corer of 129
and 26. It was reported that the deal-
er/owner of this business has been
parking untagged cars he plans to sell
in their parking spaces. After some
discussion of ticketing these vehicles
or having them towed, Chief Smith
of the Trenton Police Department
volunteered to talk to the business
owner about the parking problem.
It was also pointed out that many
times two vehicles are packed in a
single vehicle space in front of City
Hall and it is believed it is dangerous
when cars pull out from NE 1st Av-
enue onto Highway 129. The Com-
missioners asked the City Manager to
see if a time limit of 30 minutes for
parking at this space will be allowed
by the State of Florida.
The commissioners voted for May-
or Glen Thigpen to replace depart-
ing city manager Jered Ottenwess
on the Nature Coast Regional Water
Authority Board of Directors. This
board meets once a month in Fanning
Springs. The new city manager will
probably replace the Mayor on this
board once he or she is hired.
Monday's Trenton City Commis-
sioners meeting was the first one
that Commissioner Arlene Wilks has
been able to attend since her recent
surgery. Commissioner Marcia Hel-
lams did flot attend the meeting.
Levy and Gilchrist County Hous-
ing Authority has been awarded sub
grantee funds through the Gaines-
ville/Alachua County Office of
Homelessness. Funds were appro-
priated in the Reinvestment Act to
provide the Homeless Prevention
and Rapid-housing Program (HPRP).
The objective of the HPRP funds is to
provide homeless prevention assis-
tance to households who would oth-
erwise become homeless, many due
to the economic crisis, and to provide
assistance to rapidly re-house persons
who are homeless. Services by Proj-
ect Dignity will begin with interested
applicants setting up an appointment
for interview and completion of re-
quired application for assessment
of their situation. Appointments are
being accepted now, by calling (352)
Project Dignity is prepared to as-
sess and extend services in:
-Referrals to Support Services
Preliminary requirements for all
-Must be 18.years or older
-Must qualify as "very-low-in-
-Must have adequate income to
support anticipated costs of housing.
Saturday, Feb. 20
*7 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Suwannee River Shrine Club's country breakfast
8 a.m. 10 a.m. N. Gilchrist VolunteerFire Dept. pancake breakfast
9 a.m. Pine Grove Baptist Church 8 K Run/2 mile Walk
beginning at Trenton Depot
Sunday, Feb. 21
*Attend the church of your choice
Trenton Tigers kneeling left to right: Stephen Smith, Ozzie Parrish, Deilwone Henry, and Kyle Wiggins.
Standing, left to right: Assistant Coach Shannon Smith, Assistant Coach Keith Gilbert, Kane Crosby,
Karson Gilbert, Chance Brooks, Clif Bryant, Cileb Smith, Kolton Mims, John Rowe, Breon Sims, Corbin
Wiggins, Darren Skawienski, Hunter Williams, Jonathan Smith, Trey Smith, Hunter Parrish, Coach Todd
Bryant, and Assistant Coach Scott Guthrie. Photo by Anna.Wild, Main Street Framing & Photography.
Bell Bulldogs on back row left to right: Coach Batsell Spivey, Tray
Roux, Talon Rolling, Alec Rolling, Jady Gray, Daniel Heck, Kyle Shep-
herd, and Nick Stephens. Kneeling on front row are: Wade Bar
* Billy Fowler, Kyle Walters, Kraigan Perry, Jimmy Logan, Logan.
* ley, and Shawn Johnson.
* Trenton shuts-out Bell
Sin Pre-Season Classic
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7 p.m. -Republican Executive Commttee Meeting
S at Bell Community Center
S7 p.m. Suwannee River Garden Club Meeting .
at church behind Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs
*Wednesday, Feb. 24
1 p.m. Early release from school
*Friday, Feb. 26
9:3,0 a.m. 11 a.m. Gilchrist Couty Sheriff's Office Chili Cook Off
11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Chili lunch is'available to public for $5
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The Trenton Tigers hosted Bell Sat-
urday night, February 13, in the final
game of the THS Pre-Season Classic
Baseball Tournament to renew their
long time rinairy.
STrenton's p~;icht 'too miich
for the Bulldogs, reported Trenton
coach Todd Bryant. Trey Smith, Kar-
son Gilbert, Chance Brooks, Hunter
Williams; Darren Skawienski and
Kane Crosby threw seven innings of
hitless and scoreless baseball, strik-
ing out 14 Bulldog hitters.
Trenton begins its regular season
this week traveling to St. Francis of
Gainesville on Tuesday and Newber-
ry High School on Thursday before
returning to Tiger Field hosting.Oak
Hall on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Come out to Tiger Field and sup-
port the Tigers in their home opener.
Call oodan CafSgn
March 13, 2010
Old Time Cra:
I Sponsored by: The City of Trenton, I
I Gilchrlst County Chamber of Commerce,
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IPure Water Wilderness, Progress Energy
I & The Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe
I Call Stephanie Metts463-3842 or
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Antique Road Show
5:30pm to 7:30pm
at The Trenton Depot
Dinners & Desserts
will be available for
Floodwaters in the Suwannee River
rose to 24.05 feet at Branford Mon-
day, so the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
activated restrictions in Zone 3, from
Little River Spring to the County
Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff.
This 23-mile segment will be an
idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as
the Suwannee River is at 24 feet or
more, as indicated on the Branford
FWC officers will be patrolling
this area of the river to ensure boaters
comply with the idle-speed, no-wake
This is the second zone activated
The FWC activated Zone 5, a 32-
mile segment from River Rise in
O'Leno State Park west to the conflu-
ence of the Suwannee River, on Jai.
29, when the Santa Fe River reached
17 feet on the Three Rivers gauge,
where flood stage is 19 feet. That
zone remains in effect.
An idle-speed, no-wake zone means
a vessel must proceed at a speed no
greater than what is required to main-
tain steerageway and headway. At no
time is any vessel required to proceed
so slowly that the operator is unable
to control it or anything it may be
The other three zones are:
*Zone 1, from the U.S. 90 Bridge
at Ellaville south to the State Road 51
Bridge at Luraville.
*Zone 2, from the S.R. 51 Bridge
at Luraville to Little River Spring.
*Zone 4, from the C.R. 340 Bridge
at Rock Bluff to one mile below the
Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp.
To obtain real-time river level
information, visit www.mysuwan-
Celebrate America's quilting heritage with
hundreds of quilts & handmade crafts
displayed in a wide variety of historic buildings
centered around Trenton's turn of the century
railroad depot & unique downtown. .
Antiques & Antique Cars, Music, Clogging,
Demonstrations of quilting, spinning,
bed-turning and handmade crafts.
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It appears that the Gilchrist County
Animal Control Services has led peo-
ple to believe that they will take care
of any problem with any type animal;
whatever needs to be done.
With that idea ip mind, I will share
with you the conversation I had with
a woman Monday morning that was
seeking assistance for a birthing cow.
This woman was asking for informa-
tion to provide assistance for a cow
that was giving birth to a calf in a lo-
cal farmer's pasture. She explained
that she had called the Gilchrist
County Animal Control Services
number and the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office and neither agency
Wvas willing to provide assistance to
her with this cow.
I asked the unidentified woman if
the cow was in a fenced pasture and
if she knew the owner of the cow.
She explained the Langfords own the
cow. I then advised her to contact the
Langfords and let them know of their
She asked if I was willing to print a
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story aoout mis cow needing help but an open position.
Letter to the Editor
Praise for ALERT the local Character Council, we are
Tt both so humbled by and so proud of
Unit 42 the work which was accomplished
Dear Editor, as sort of an annual "beautification
As people who were right in the project" for this beloved County.
"thick" of things involving the re- We offer praise to everyone who got
cent ALERT Unit 42 volunteer work involved, for without you this proj-,
week, we saw such great cooperation, ect would not have been the success
not only amid the fine group of young, which it was. Thankyou, one and all,
men who came here from Big Sandy, and may God richly bless you for be-
Texas, but that of so many of you. ing a blessing to others.
As Character First Initiative Co- Carl and Geneva Comwell
ordinators and active members of Trenton
Reading glasses found on 344
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front of Cherry Sink Church of Christ
oil CR 334 in Trenton.
If you are missing these glasses,
7 please call the Gilchrist County
Journal at 463-7135.
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"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring
the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look
straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.
Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be
established Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove
your ootfrom evil" (Proverbs 4:23-27). The great struggle
in life is found on the battlefield of the heart. The law of
God is in conflict with the law of sin (Romans 7:13-25) and
while the "spirit is willing, the flesh is weak" (Matthew
26:41). The wise man exhorted in Proverbs 4:23-27 to keep
the heart with all diligence and he careful how one speaks.
As with the human body, the eyes are given to give
direction. When the eyes cannot see properly everything
While there are many tools the devil uses in hindering
our path, the eyes are a prime target. If he is able to change
our focus or cause us to lose our focus, he will have a
greater power and influence over us. Those with diminished
eyesight need assistance. Spiritually when our heart loses
the focus of serving God; either we will trust God to lead us
or we will allow Satan to direct our steps. Rich Atchley
wrote in his book, 'Sinai Summit': "Too often we make the
mistake of thinking that Satan is antireligion. He's not. He
doesn't even mind our worshiping Jehovah, as long as we
mix in a few other gods for good measure. In fact, Satan
doesn't mind our choosing good or even doing good
sometimes as long as we're doing it because we think it's
a good idea. What Satan objects to is our doing good
because we have put Godfirst. "
When we lose focus on righteousness we turn toward
unrighteousness. This does not have to be "blatant" sin but
rather a dulling of the eyes toward those things holy. Our
A farmer's fantasy
By John M. Ayers
was unable to get someone to provide
her with help at this time. The woman
went on to tell me that she was very
knowledgeable when it came to cows
giving birth and if this cow did not
get help soon, she would die. I ad-
vised her that the Laqgfords would
like to know that their cow was need-
ing assistance, but I did not have any
other information that would help her
at that time.
When I sat and thought about the
situation and how this woman was
willing to help this cow in need, I was
in hopes she was able to get in touch
with the Langfords to allow them to
check on their birthing cow.
On the other hand, I don't feel the
Gilchrist County Animal Control
Services should provide this level of
service. I understand the demands in-
volving dogs, cats, etc; and that is a
little more realistic.
At this time. the Animal Control
Services in Gilchrist County is going
through a reorganization period while
they are interviewing applicants for
By Lauren Rudd
The advent of Valentine's Day
brings to mind once again the abys-
mal fact that many women have a
minimal understanding of either their
personal financial assets, or those of
efforts are no longer concentrated on serving God. The
areas of concern in life dim from view as we fill ourselves
with "the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of
riches" and the word is choked and we become unfruitful
(Matthew 13:22). Apathy sets in and the spirit is weakened
from neglect. As the spiritual immunities begin to weaken
we become more susceptible to the larger influence of sin.
After time spiritual sickness takes our eyesight completely
and we are blind with hearts that are hardened (John
Losing focus is a malady that hinders our growth. It
leads us to be dull of mind and ineffective in fighting
courageously the fight of faith. Losing focus will lead to
taking our eyes off of Jesus. We stumble more; we have
fear for not being able to see clearly; we are easily led in
the wrong path; we find no happiness. What is the answer
to our calamity? Jesus described the church at Laodicea as
"wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked" His advice
was "to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you
may be rich; and white garments, that you may be
clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be
revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you
may see" (Revelation 3:17-18).
The cataracts of sin must be removed to restore our
focus. This can only be done by returning our focus upon
the word of God and its author. "Turn away my eyes from
looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.
Establish Your word to Your servant, who is devoted to
fearing You" (Psalms 119:37-38). Examine your eyes and
see where your focus is. What is the focus of your life?
"Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look
right before you" (Proverbs 4:25).
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their family. Moreover, it was not un-
til the recent market decline that ei-
ther sex gave serious credence to the
possibility that their blanket of finan-
cial security could be tom away.
I specifically target women every
Valentine's Day because traditionally
investing has been a male dominated
activity, although women are taking
on a greater role. Unfortunately, the
rise in the divorce rate and the in-
crease in expected female longevity,
combined with the increasing num-
ber of women who chose to remain
single, means that a woman's ability
to manage her investments is more
important today than it was when
I first broached the subject over 15
Every woman needs her own in-
vestment account with a deep dis-
count brokerage firm. The use of a
deep discount firm is not just a mon-
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5-Digit Winners: .
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1,701/170 at $83.00
35,634/4,022 at $5.50
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33/2 at $7,050.00
2,692/250 at $68.00
52,199/5,234 at $5.00
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Submitted by Florida Farm Bureau
As president of the state's largest
agricultural organization, I'm pleased
to present a tale that must never come
true. Farm Bureau, the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture, UF/IFAS
and Florida commodity organizations
are working to make sure this flight
into fantasy will never reflect reality.
I believe it demonstrates how .scary
life could be without our agricultural
organizations and institutions.
Five years into the second decade
of the 21st Century, farmer Frank
Baffington is shaking his head. His
farm, a blessing to his family for the
better part of 100 years, is driving
him to distraction.
Not that he and his family haven't
faced challenges. Hurricanes, freez-
es, droughts and bad markets gen-
erations of Baffingtons faced them
all down, displaying the adaptability,
toughness, character and determina-
tion that characterize Florida farmers
Now, he thinks he might give up
the land his grandfather began work-
ing back when FSUI was still a girls'
school. Canker and citrus greening
have taken a toll on the groves. He
thinks that if UF/IFAS researchers
hadn't had their funding cut by the
Legislature back in 2010, the indus-
try could have defeated or at least
arrested those diseases. As it is now,
the door is closing on Florida's citrus
The family beef operation is like-
wise curtailed. Activist groups passed,
a constitutional initiative effectively
outlawing commercial marketing of
animals and animal products.
That's okay, though. He couldn't
have afforded to keep the, cattle any-
way because of the costly Title V
("Cow Tax") permits Washington has
imposed because the bureaucrats said
his cows were belching too much
methane. The cattle's absence leaves
his pastures teeming with weeds,
some of which are likely considered
invasive. Nature, he thinks ruefully,
can be a bad mother to land that isn't
He's been entertaining the idea of
planting another crop. New grass cul-
tivars that can be used to produce en-
ergy might hold some promise, if sci-
entists finally find a way to produce
energy from them that makes eco-
nomic sense. And maybe he can find
a niche in local markets for some of
the designer vegetables that are more
and more prized by the locavores.
But, putting pencil to paper, he
doesn't see how he can make'a profit
because he can barely fill his tractor
with fuel or his tanks with fertilizer.
The new cap-and-trade law has driv-
en prices of petroleum-based prod-
ucts to alarming heights.
The sweet iced tea he is sipping
leaves a bitter taste in his mouth as
he remembers how the politicians
promised to save the world by curb-
ing carbon dioxide emissions. At
one point, it seemed as if American
politicians thought the United States
could fix the problem all by itself by
discouraging the use of fossil fuels.
They failed to heed the cries of rural
America and now Baffington won-
ders if he can work his way out of the
He would like to chuck it all for a
few days. Maybe clear his head by
going fishing; that's always helped
him to work through things. But now
his favorite farm pond is under the
jurisdiction of the EPA and the Clean
Water Restoration Act and off limits
to rod and reel.
Once he welcomed rainstorms,
convinced that he and his property
performed a public service by re-
charging the aquifer. Now, he hopes
for long, dry spells because EPAs
Numeric Nutrient Criteria call for
nutrient levels that are actually lower
than most rainfall.
Still ... Baffington is a farmer, so
the idea of putting in a new crop ap-
peals to him. He could convert part of
his land to crops and maybe raise the
seed money by developing another
Oh, wait. He has forgotten about
Amendment 4, "Hometown Democ-
racy," the constitutional.amendment
voters passed in 2010. Can he afford
a strong enough political campaign to
convince his neighbors and the vot-
ers in the rest of the county that they
should allow him to change his zon-
ing? Will they care, faced as they are
with 150 other amendments on the
He feels pains return to his chest.
He should see the doctor tomorrow.
He isn't sure he wants to go on. Yet
he dare not die. Not now. The Death
Tax has returned, full-force, threaten-
ing to impoverish his family should
he join the departed. Head down, he
kicks disconsolately at the dirt.
"Dear, stop kicking," says his wife,
lying beside him on the bed. "You
have been so restless lately." Baffing-
ton sits up, startled, and gazes at the
clock glowing on the nightstand.
It's 3 a.m. The date is Feb. 14,2010,
he remembers. It's Valentine's Day. A
Sunday, and in a few hours he will
prepare breakfast and serve it with a
bouquet to the woman he has loved
for more than 30 years. His mood
brightens as he remembers their first
meeting at a Farm Bureau Young
Farmer conference so long ago. Baff-
ington smiles, his confidence return-
ing. Agriculture is a community and
its people, organizations and institu-
tions are interwoven into his family's
life, one of their strongest connec-
tions to people of like mind.
etary issue but a barrier against rely-
ing on the so-called "advice" of oth-
ers. Deep discount firms do not give
advice, they just execute orders.
Experience says that I can once
again expect a tirade of angry com-
ments challenging the need for a mar-
ried woman to have and manage her
own portfolio. Unfortunately, a num-
ber of gruesome statistics embrace
the assertion that she should. For ex-
ample, women reaching the age of 65
can expect to live for an additional 25
years. That means they have a better
chance of outliving their financial re-
sources than'their male counterparts.
My own mother, a widow, is 96.
Twenty percent of the female pop-
ulation will never marry. For those
that do marry, half will divorce..
Within the first year after a divorce, a
woman's income usually drops by an
average of 30 percent.
Failing divorce, 75 percent of. all.
married women are eventually wid-
owed. Among those widows, many
will find they are suddenly living at
or near the poverty line, despite the
fact that about 80 percent were doing
fine before their husbands died.
The good news is that once a wom-
an decides to take control of her fi-
nancial destiny, the sky is the limit.
Over the years, I have seen many
examples of women who have es-
tablished their own stock portfolios,
added to those portfolios regularly,
and as a result will be able to live out
their lives relatively free of financial
worry. However, in doing so they pe-
riodically had to resist the entreaties
-of others to' change their course of
Yet,' even the best of intentions
sometimes go astray. Statistics in-
dicate that the average woman who
saves puts aside about 1.5 percent of
her income. That is not enough. I rec-
ommend, and m6st experts agree, that
everyone who earns a wage should
put aside no less than 10 percent of
his or her gross income each year.
Do not write to me telling me that
you cannot do that, or that it "hurts"
too much. I can assure you that spend-
'My sweet daughter-in-law,
Lyndsay, gave me the following rec-
ipe. If you like Milk Cake, this is the
recipe for you.
1 strawberry cake mix
2 12-ounce cans of evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 carton Cool Whip@
Bake strawberry cake according to
directions in a 9x13 pan. Mix both
cans of evaporated milk and con-
densed milk together. When cake
comes out of theroven and is still
warm, poke holes in cake top with
fork. Pour the milk mixture over cake
and chill for 2 to 3 hours. Wash fresh
strawberries and let them dry while
cake is chilling. Take cake out of re-
figerator and make a layer of sliced
strawberries on top of cake. Then top
with Cool Whip. Keep cake refriger-
ated until eaten.
ing your golden years working at the
Golden Arches will hurt a lot more.
My own experience has shown that
women like to invest in safe, insured
money market accounts and certifi-
cates of deposit, or low yielding bond
funds. I urge you to reconsider such a
course of action. I unequivocally ad-
vocate that anyone under the age of
65 should entertain keeping aportfo-
lio of individual equities, as opposed
to instruments'such mutual funds and
Assume that you are going to es-
tablish a stock portfolio and add
to that portfolio, rain or shine. So
which stocks should you buy? Book-
store shelves sag under the weight of
mighty tomes -attempting to answer
We can slice through the Gordian
knot and simplify the answer. Out
of the nearly 10,000 public compa-
nies, you want to invest in 15 to 20
blue chip industry leaders with a 10
year history-of producing profits and
dividends and whose products you
understand. If you need ideas, check
out the Dividend Achievers Hand-
book, published by Mergent (800-
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
The month of February is all about
hearts, Valentines and Florida's
sweetest juicy strawberries. '..
Although the major strawberry.
growing areas are a little south of us,
we benefit by finding the fresh out-
of-the-field strawberries at road side
stands and even in our supermarkets.
While shopping I have found some
really pretty berries this year. Did
you know Florida ranks second in
the United States in the production
of strawberries? We produce 15 per-
cent of the total crop, and 100 percent
of the domestically produced winter
I'm big on purchasing fruit while it
is in season; it costs less and it tastes
a lot better when it's fresher. Besides
all that, you will be helping Florida
Farmers by purchasing strawberries.
If you really' want to celebrate
Florida strawberries, the 75th Florida
Strawberry Festival in Plant City is
scheduled for March 4-14.
GILC.HRIS.T COUT NTY JOU RNAL
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Cards of Thanks
Lindsey Jolyn Hall and Joseph Alan Morrison
Joseph Alan Morrison and Lindsey Jolyn Hall announced their engagement
on Friday, January 22, 2010. Joseph is the son of Robbie and Janie Morrison
of Trenton, and a Groundman for Central Florida Electric Co-op. Lindsey is
the daughter.of Rev..Arold ald Dessie Hall of Old Town, and is a student at
Central FlQrida Community College.
The wedding will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton on Sat-
urday, June 5, 2010. /
George Jones Family
We want to thank each and every-
one for their many generous visits
and food, calls, cards and prayers
for George while he was recently in
the hospital. He is now home and
working to recover. We thank you so
The George Jones family
Happy Birthday wishes to Lyle
Home, Sr. on February 18; Elizabeth
Douglas, Jessica Davis, and Jean
Troke on February 19; Beulah Da-
vis, Jerry Perryman, Tiffany Ozment
Wood, Mike Pruitt, Jessica Sandy
and Cadence Genice Thigpen on Feb-
ruary 20; Chelsey Phoebus, Tonya
Light, Betty Home, Wade Wilkerson,
Dottie Thornton and Vonnelle Lang-
ford on February 21; John Langford,
Sr., Brandi Coleman, Seth Hastings,
Maggie Edwards, Roinie Koltz, Jr.
and Leslie A. Coyer on February 22;
Donnie Crise, Dewayne Bivens, and
Mark Weaver on February 23; Shir-
ley Stalvey, Nikki Shearin and Curtis
Summers on February 24.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Joe
and Kim Morales, Mr. and Mrs. Max-
ie Clark and Bruce and Devon Stud-
still on February 18; Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Bone on February 22; Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Burnett on February
23; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Inglitt and
Kenneth and Pat Crosby on February
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Brice Haley Family
We would like to thank everyone
in the. community for their prayers
and support during the time of our
son Brice Haley's recovery from his
accident. We cannot express enough
what this has meant to our family.
SWe give God all the praise for His
healing on Brice.
Brice and Breanna Haley
The First Annual Greenway Trail
8K Rur/2 Mile Walk will be held
February 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at
the Train Depot in Trenton, Florida.
Men, women, and children of any
skill level are invited to participate
for a cost of $25. This fun atmo-
sphere for exercise will directly sup-
port the Belize missions trip of Pine
Grove Baptist Church. For more in-
formation, contact Jared Douglas at
Shrine Club breakfast
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
will be having their semi-monthly
country breakfast on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 20, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. at the clubhouse on HIvy. 26,
about a half mile North of Fanning
Springs. The menu includes eggs, ba-
con, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy,.
pancakes, potatoes, and coffee. The
public is invited.
Post 91 news
To all members of American Le-
gion Post 91, a reminder of the regu-
lar Post meeting on the 18th of Feb.
starting at 5:30 p.m. with a donation
dinner of Salsbury steak, mashed po-
tatoes, veggies and dessert. We ask
members to bring a covered dish or
dessert to share. The regular meeting
of the Post and Auxiliary will start af-
ter the dinner. Please come and share
some time with your fellow veterans
and spouses. Bring a friend.
FOR GOD and COUNTRY,
Leeman White, Commander
Charles Smith, Jr., 4/25/1941,
and Linda McMullen Dickerson,
2/3/1947, both of Chiefland.
Kyle Dennis McDonald, 9/9/1983,
and Kara Marie McQuiston,
7/11/1986, both of Trenton.
Robert Wayne Cruce, 5/27/1961,
and Chere Lynn Combs, 3/22/1973,
yrMichael" Tyrone Burleigh,
1/10/1985, and Katlii'sJolene Welch,
5/8/1988, both of Bell.
Recorded marriages in
Kyle Dennis McDonald, 9/9/1983,
and Kara Marie McQuiston,
7/11/1986, both of Trenton, were
married on 2/11/2010 in Trenton by
Mrs. Deborah Craft, notary public.
Sapp family sees snow while
in Andersonville, Georgia
Last Saturday, the Sapp family visited Andersonville National Cem-
etery and the open park area of the National Historical Site at Ander-
sonville, Georgia with the hopes of seeing snow. They got there early
Saturday morning, and were the first ones there. The Sapps enjoyed
their trip and enjoyed the snow. Left to Right:'Victoria, Teresa, Easton
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Thursday February 25
Concert Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Westside Baptist Church
10000 W. Newberry Road Gaiiesville, FL
Tickets are $10
and may be purchased at the door.
For more information, contact:
Church Office 3.52-333-7700
Ken 352-317-4039 or 386-496-3629
Attention all Chili Cooks!!
Can you prepare a delicious batch of Chili? Do you
have a secret recipe? Then you should compete to win
the honor of Gilchrist County's Best Chili Cook at the
Sheriff's 1st Annual Chili Cook Off and Luncheon
Son Friday, February 26,2010.
SThe Chili Cook Off will be sponsored by the
l h Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
and all proceeds will.benefit the
American Cancer Society/Relay for Life
The Rules are Simple!
7. Bring your pot of Chili (preferably in a crockpot) to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
between 9:30 11 am on Friday, 2-26-10. After the judging, your chili will be used for the
2.The cost to enter your Chili in the Cook Off is $5.00 (includes your lunch)
3.Judging will begin at 11 am.We will have a panel of distinguished judges who will deter-
mine the winner by sampling each chili entry.The judges will determine the winner by who
has the best: looking good, smelling good, and of course,tasting good chili!
4. A trophy and a prize will be awarded to Gilchrist County's Best Chili Cook!
After the judging and winner of the Chili Cook Off is announced, the
Sheriff's Luncheon will be open to the public from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.
For a $5.00 donation lunch will consist of:
Cup of Chili with all the fixin's
Tea and Dessert BEST I
You can eat in or take out! | CHILI
Please plan to join us and help support the IN
American Cancer Society /Relay for Life. TOWN
If you have questions about participation in the Chili Cook Off or the luncheon,
please contact Arlene Cameron at the GCSO (352) 463-3410.
When: February 20, 2010 at 9:00 am
Where: Train Depot in Trenton, Florida
Who: Men, Women, and Children of any skill level
Why: Fun atmosphere to exercise and it directly supports
the people of Belize
S Contact tlnfoi
City of Trent
mber of Comm
Jared Douglas: idouglas04@
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Mission Statement We, Pine Grove Baptist Church, are a not for profit organization seeking to send
missionaries to Belize. Belize is located in the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula in Central America
and borders Mexico and Guatemala, facing the Caribbean Sea to the east. Our main intention in Belize is to
help assist a native family in a much needed construction project. The project could consist of adding a
bathroom with running water, replacing a roof, or pouring a concrete foundation. In addition, our
missionaries will also minister to children in a government-run orphanage, lead Vacation Bible School, teach
an adult Bible study, and hold a mini-soorts camo for the children in Belize.
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IuIiU.J 'i, I Laying Hen Show held.. ,-
Laying Hen Show held
Our blue ribbon winners are left to' right, Destiny Estes, Krystina
Thompson, Emily Hart, Bryan Hart, Tucker McDaniel, Bayley Jones
and Chandler DeCubellis.
Our winners are: 3rd place--Bryan Hart, 2nd place--Bayley Jones,
and 1st place-Tucker McDaniel.
: Months of hard work recently paid
off for a group of Gilchrist County 4-
H members who exhibited chickens
ii the fourth annual Gilchrist County
4-H Laying Hen Show. Back in May
of 2009 several 4-H youth signed up
to participate in this project in which
youth purchase 15 pullets to raise.as
a home laying flock. After the hens
come into production, the young
people select their best three birds of
the same breed to,show as a group of
three layers. These birds are judged
on production capability, body condi-
tion, and uniformity. Also youth ex-
hibited their best dozen eggs for an'
This year's 1st place winner was
Tucker McDaniel of the Gator Coun-
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (SBo
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY-S CHOOL ....................... 9:45 hAM
MORNING WORSHIP ................. ... .. 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIIP ............................. 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH 630 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845 .
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
-. ,,,.. We Welcome You.To .
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .............................9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................... 11 am
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening Worship ............................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study...
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)
Sunday School...........................0:0 AM
Morning Worship......................11:00 AM
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be.a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton
Youth Director Josh Dease
SFirst Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brings Blessings"
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Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
nell Zane Salyers
Christian Life University
Connecting Your Life with God's Word
Divorce Care "Helping to Heal the Scars of Divorce"
Divorce Care 4 Kids "Helping Kids Deal with Divorce"
The Parenting Adventure "How to Prepare Your Kid For Life"
Crown Financial "True Financial Freedom"
The Way of The Master "Sharing the Gospel Like Jesus"
Fundamentals Of The Faith -
"Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ"
Teen Ministry Teams
463-2038 Children's "His Kidz" Choir www.fbctrento
Our egg winners are left to right, Destiny Estes, Bayley Jones, Tucker
McDaniel and Chandler DeCubellis.
try 4-H Club. Tucker showed hisAm-
eraucana chickens, which are known
for laying green and blue eggs. In
2nd place was Bayley Jones with her
Austrolorps, a breed from Australia
renowned for producing lots of big,
brown eggs. In 3rd place was Bryan
Hart, also exhibiting Black Aus-
In the egg contest, winners in-
cluded, Destiny Estes, Bayley Jones,
Tucker McDaniel, and Chandler De-
Cubellis who all exhibited Grade A
This 4-H project allows young
people to gain life skills as they learn
to grow wholesome food for their
families. This is the fourth year in
a row this project has been available
to local youth. Last year the Florida
Association of Extension 4-H Agents
awarded this project their "Search for
Program Excellence" award, which'
recognizes outstanding 4-H programs
4 miles North of Walmart on US-19
Bible Class 9:15 am
Worship Service 10:30 am
The CHURCH at SR-26 _B
WACCASASSA + SR2
Sunday 11 am ,Trenton
Wednesday 7 pm Pro Newberry
Property j Newbery
"The disciple is not above his master: but every onethat is perfect shall be as his master."
Trenton Community Nazarene Church
(2 miles west of traffic light on sR-26)
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service
.465-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich
Trenton United Methodist Church
S-203 NE 2nd Street
' Trenton, FL 32693
W A 352-463-2877
.: Sunday .morning worship at 1l a.m. '
Wednesday Ivening Bible study at 6 p.m.;.
Hank Cribb, Pastor
BETHEL BAPTIST CHUR a t acH l
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love.
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-240
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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Sunday 11:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Mr, Keith Hershey
Evangelist to speak at
'Lighthouse Word Church is ex-
cited to have international evangelist
and author, Keith Hershey, with us
.on Wednesday, February 24; at 7:00
For the past 26 years, Keith has
been taking the gospel into the na-
tions of Africa, India, Central and
South America, the Philippines and
the Middle East. In the past year,
his missions organization purchased
a large facility in Beruit, Lebanon.
Keith's vision focuses on a three fold
outreach of preaching, teaching and
reaching which is designed to help
the hurting and sick. Keith hosts the
weekly television program, L.I.F.E.
Unlimited, airing in over 120 nations
and is translated into Arabic, Spanish
Come and experience this uplift-
ing and refreshing man of God as he
shares his heart and what God is do-
ing in the nations. For more informa-
tion call Lighthouse Word Church at
493-1554, or you can log onto Keith
Hershey's website at www.mutual-
Riverside Baptist Church is having
a. Missionary Day on February 21.
We will have two different mission-
aries preaching on this day.
David Woods will be preaching
Sunday morning. He and his wife are
stateside while she is attending UF
Renda Springs will be speaking
during the evening service. Renda is
a missionary that works with migrant
workers and will be talking about the
workers and the work they do with
Our Sunday school begins at 9:45
a.m. and Worship Service at 10:45
a.m. Evening Service is at 6:00 p.m.
We, would love to have you join us
and if you have any questions, please
feel free to contact us at 380-935-
3935. Riverside is located at 10760
NW 5th Ave., behind the Gilchrist
County Volunteer Fire Department
on Gilchrist 138.
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida
Statutes, as amended, that the ordinance, the title of which hereinafter
appears, will be considered for enactment on March 2, 2010 at 5:00
p.m. in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall located at 17651
Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),' Fanning Springs,
Florida. Ordinance No. 2010-002 provides for thevoluntary annexation
of a parcel of land contiguous to the boundaries of the City of Fanning
Springs, Florida, as shown on the location map below. The area to be
annexed is located in Section 21, Township 10 South, Range 14 East,
Gilchrist County, Florida. The area to be annexed consists of 156.36
acres, more or less. The complete legal description of the area to be
annexed, as well as a copy of the ordinance, can be obtained from the
Office of the City Clerk, City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th
Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fanning, Springs, Florida, during
regular business hours.
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The title of said ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-002
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION;
MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT, AND
CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY .OF FAN-
NING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED; PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011,
THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED.
FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES AND BE
SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS;
PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES,
TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL
PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH BUSI-
NESSES, TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE
ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS
OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CER-
TIFIED COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHO-
RIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF FAN-
NING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
At the aforementioned meetingall interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the ordinance.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions
made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings
and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pub.: February 18, 2010b
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Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
K Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
Charles Brock, Music Director
jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School .................................. ......... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ............................................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening W orship .................................................... 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
AWANA ................................................ 6:30 -8:15 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services -
Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Teen Discipleship 4:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m. Worship Supper 5:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Life University Awana 6:20 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Single Young Adult Ministries 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Church of Christ
5750 Southwest County Road 232
(Midway Between Trenton and Bell)
2.7 Miles West off US-129
Minister: Mr. Danny Allen 352-463-1082
Congregational A Cappella Singing-
"...what...if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?"- Matthew 16:26.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THS Sr. Class trip to Santa Fe
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Registration is now open for the
April 10, 2010 ACTT achievement
test. Students who wish to take:the
college admission and placement
exam must register before March 5,
The ACTT is a curriculum-based
achievement exam. It tests what stu-
dents have actually learned in school,
not their aptitude for learning. The
The 2010 Senior class from Trenton High School traveled to Santa Fe College on February 3. They had the opportunity to tour the campus, hear admissions
requirements, and speak to individual program directors.
The N. Gilchrist Volunteer Fire'
Department will hold its monthly
pancake breakfast on February 20,
2010, from 8 to 10 a.m.
For a donation, we offer eggs, sau-
sage, several different kinds of pan-
cakes, coffee, tea, and juice.
Our fire station is located on CR
138, 2.5 miles east of Hwy. 129.
Come out and enjoy a delicious
meal with your family and friends.
ACTT also measures what students.
need to know to be ready for entry-
level college-credit, courses based
on ACTT College Readiness Stan-
dards. Every student's results can
be tied directly to these consistent
The cost for the ACTT test without
writing is $32. When combined with
the optional ACTT Writing Test, the
total cost is $47. Students who quali-
fy may apply for a fee waiver through
their high school counselor.
Most students register online at
www.actstudent.org. Students may
also pick up registration forms from
their high school counseling offices;
these forms must be postmarked by
March 5, 2010. Late registration is
available until March 19, 2010 for an
extra $21 fee.
352-463-8097 (After Hours)
The Trenton Jr. FFA's Dairy Judging Team members left to right are:
Austin Polk, Amanda Williams, Erin Jones and Kacee Langford.
Trenton Jr. FFA's dairy judging
team placed first in the state contest
on Saturday, while competing at the
Florida State Fair. Team members
are Kacee Langford, who placed
third in the state; Amanda Williams,
who placed fourth in the state; Aus-
tin Polk, who placed seventh in the
Boxtops for education
Thank you for supporting Trenton
Elementary School and sending box-
tops for education into school. Feb-
ruary is the last month to submit box-
tops for this school year. Please send
them to your children's class before
February 20. Also, there are bonus
boxtops available at www.boxtops-
4education.com. Please go enter the
sweepstakes for TES.
state, and Erin Jones. The team qual-
ified in December, as one of the top
10 middle school teams in the state.
The team took a management exam,
two pedigree tests, and completed
a DHIA team activity, while also
judging six classes of cows. Trenton
Sr. FFA's dairy judging team placed
sixth at the state contest.
BHS Classes of 1942 to
The Bell High School Classes of
1942-1948 will have their class re-
union on February 20 at the Light-
house Restaurant in Fanning Springs
from 1:00 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please call
Clyde Townsend at 386-935-1065.
Carpet & -Upholter
"Pesecll us today to~~
TAX SAVINGS NOTICE
Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by
MARCH 1, 2010 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2009.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2009.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1, 2010.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card 'for both
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.
A Homestead Exemption Granted
Will Automatically Be Renewed
It is no longer necessary to sign and
return a renewal card for
If filing for the first time,
you must come
to the Property Appraiser's Office..
PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
For 2009, Gilchrist County residents 65 and
older who meet an income limitation may be
eligible for an additional $25,000
homestead exemption on property which
they have the legal and equitable title to and
maintain thereon their permanent
residence. For 2010, the income limitation
was $25,873. In order to be considered, a
sworn statement of adjusted gross income
of household must be filed with the property
appraiser's office during the filing period of
January 1 March 1.
$500 WIDOW'S /
Any widow/widower who is a
permanent Florida resident may
claim this exemption. If the
widow/widower remarries, she/he
is no longer eligible and if the
husband and wife were divorced
before his/her death, the woman
is not considered q widow, nor the
man a widower. If filing for the
first time, please present a Death
Certificate or other proof of your
Any ex-service member who is a
permanent resident of Florida and
is disabled at least 10% in war or
by service-connected misfortune,
is entitled to a $5,000 exemption.
If filing for the first time, please
present a certificate from the
United States Government. Under
certain circumstances the benefit
of this exemption can carry over
to the veteran's spouse in the
event of the veteran's death.
Consult your appraiser for details.
Every Florida resident who Is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time,
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability:
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or
documentation from the Social Security Administration.
Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics
should contact the Appraiser's Office for special benefit
information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an
income limitation'per year, including Social Security, contact
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's Office.
PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be In
a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no
later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in
a penalty and an assessment will be made as
provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and
fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods,
and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt
from the tax on household goods and personal effects
in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and
qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April
All owners or lessees' of agricultural
lands who desire agricultural
classifications for tax purposes on
their property must file an agricultural
application with the Appraiser
between January 1 and March 1.
Agricultural classification are
DON'T LET LIP CANCER BE YOUR LEGACY.
THROUGH WITH CHEW WEEK February 14-20, 2010
If you use smokeless tobacco, or if you know someone who does, Tobacco Free Florida encourages you
to mark your calendar for Feb. 14th-20th. Through with ChewWeek presents the perfect opportunity TbC da
to kick this dangerous addiction and finally Be Free,
Call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW or visit FloridaQuitline.com
219 N. Main Street
LuiIt Doc Trenton, FL 32693
Register Now for April ACT Test
Professional Carpet Cleaning and Water Restoration Services
Additional Homestead Exemption
How does the "double homestead" work?
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value
of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.
For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000). Prior to new law, the taxable
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000).
This 'additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed
value upon which school taxes are based. Also, it does not reduce or
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp-
tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you, have
the Homestead Exemption already.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR
Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to
determine their residency status. If husband or Wife is filing for one or
both, residency documentation will be required for both.
We are at your service and will be most happy
to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693
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Lance Ingram of Walco International presents a donation to Harley
Green, a Trenton FFA Member and Heather Rucker, Trenton FFA ad-
Walco International donates over
$3K fo Trenton FFA
By Carrie A. Mizell'
Trenton FFA will benefit from a
$3,533.72 donation from Walco In-
ternational, a Mayo based distributor
of animal health products and sup-
Lance Ingram, manager of Walco
International, selected Trenton FFA
to receive the'donation,.
Pfizer Animal Health is giving vet-
erinarians and animal health suppli-
ers an opportunity to support FFA in
Gilchrist County. For purchases of
all Pfizer Animal Health products,
excluding MGA products, the com-
pany will donate to the Trenton FFA
"Local farmers are contributing to
Trenton FFA by purchasing the ani-
mal health products from Pfizer," said
Heather Rucker, Trenton FFA advisor.
"The rebates include products such as
Dectomax, Cattlemaster Gold, Ultra-
Bac, LA-200 and more..."
For more information, call Walco
International at (386) 294-2802.
Suwannee Valley Precast, Corp
New Septic Installations
(352) 463-2504 (352) 493-4055
Sales Service Installation
HEATING & AIR, LLC
Serving Tri-County Area
James M. Powell
Licensed & Insured . Owner
Lic. #RA13067354' 1-352-210-1898
At the Sheriff's Volunteers meet-
ing on February 2, 2010, we had the
pleasure of being advised of a special
project of the Florida Attorney Gen-
eral entitled Seniors vs. Crime. Ms.
Barbara Thomas, Director of Region
4, and Bob McFadden, Levy County
Sheriff's Storefront Manager, ex-
plained how this program assists se-
niors who may have been victimized
or otherwise taken advantage of by
businesses or service providers.
The program addresses civil cases
rather than criminal cases that law
enforcement officers investigate,
and the Senior Sleuth volunteers
attempt to resolve cases through in-
formal mediation. More information
may be found on the internet at www.
During the months of December
2009 and January 2010, Crime Watch
vehicles were driven 1053 miles
while volunteers contributed 94
hours while patrolling county roads
and providing a funeral escort.
CARE (Check and Respond Ev-
eryday) callers made 320 calls and
six visits to residents enrolled in the
program. Any resident of Gilchrist
County who would like to have a
well-check call on a scheduled basis
should call Suzi Wright (352) 463-
9048 for more information.
The next meeting will be held
March 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sheriff's
Office meeting room. All members
are urged to attend and the public is
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO
Gilchrist Sheriff's Volunteers
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the follow-
ing dates March 1-31, 2010. These
checkpoints will be held at the fol-
Gilchrist--SR 26, SR-49, SR-47,
DR-138, SE-70th Ave. CR-232, CR-
339, and CR-341.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as: worn/unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked/broken windshields,
unsecured loads and defective light,
ing. In addition, attention will be di-
rected to violations of driver license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforcing state
laws,,whlch related to the.safe,and
'legal operation of motor vehicles.
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Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
(Soon to be Palms Medical Group)
is a complete primary medical'
and urgent care service provider.
Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and
now in Branford, Chiefland, and Williston, we offer
healthcare services for the whole family, focusing on
health and wellness from birth to senior care. With
everything from health check-ups and x-rays, to chronic
disease management and health screening, to
chiropractic care and a full-service pharmacy, we're a
one-stop medical provider for all your health needs.
* Most Insurance Accepted
SComplete Primary Care
* Sliding Scale Fees
* Well Baby Exams
* Vaccinations '
* Family Planning f
* Minor Trauma
* Chiropractic Care
* Diagnostic X-Rays Our Trenton
* Minor Surgical Procedures Locations are
* Diagnostic Laboratory Open Saturday
SHearing & Vision Testing your convenience.
* ADD/ADHD Evaluation
* Massage Therapy (Trenton & Williston Offices)
Visit our Website at
Bell Elementary School salutes its Students of the Month for January. January's character trait was Punc-
tuality. Winners were,, front row, Erica Vazquez, Abbigail Lovett, Audrey Thomas, Abbigail Cochran,
Zachary Hodge, Jordy Zuniga, Tiffany Ritter, DeJaun Sheppard; middle iow, Michael Trantham, Tyler
Trantham, Wyatt Thornton, Tyler Refsnider, Sydnie Martin, Austen Williams, Klavius Foist, Porter
Boyette, Zachary Hill; and back row, Sultana Kabir, Kelsey Floyd, Cameron Davis, Madison Hill, Ronald
Mathis, Samuel Hernandez, and Chris Bryan. Not pictured are Cade Wright and Raven Boswell. Con-
e FISH DAY <
gratulations on a job well done!
Gilc-is Now Is The Time For Stocking
C4-6" Channel Catfish 6-8" Channel Caffish
j uBlnal Bluegill (Coppernose) Redear Koi
Largemouth Bass Fathead Minnows
Black Crappie (If avail.) 8-11" Grass Carp
We Will Service You At:
Bell Feed & Farm in Bell, FL,
Wednesday, February 24 from 4 pm 5 pm
A To pre-order call
ARKANSAS PONDSTOCKERS 1-800-843-4748
GILCHRIST 2ND AMENDMENT CELEBRATION
MARCH 13 9AM-5 PM
AMERICAN LEGION HALL
HwY-129 BETWEEN TRENTON & BELL
(NEXT TO THE RODEO. ARENA)
HOSTED BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY
REPUBLiCAr EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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*LARGE SELECTION OF LOCAL DEALERS
*CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASSES ON SITE
*TURKEY SHOOT ON SITE
*BBQ LUNCH SERVED ALL DAY
*CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE
ADMISSION IS ONLY FIVE DOLLARS DONATION AT THE GATE
CANDIDATES INVITED TO ATTEND:
MARCO RUBIO- CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE
ADAM PUTNAM CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
PAULA DOCKERY- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR PAUL WATSON CANDIDATE FOR.STATE REPRESENTATIVE
PAM BONDI CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL ELIZABETH PORTER CANDIDATE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: DAVE BIDDLE 352-339-0445
PAID FOR AND APPROVED BYTHE GILCHRIST COUNTY REPUBUCAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SSONS Ljyceum aeries
March 2- 7:30 p.m.
f Levy Performing
7Tickets will be on sale Feb. 16
othy Le s at the PAC Box Office
entS 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We accept cash, check,
S and debit or credit cards
S -(MasterCard & Visa) ONLY
Dinner will be served in the college's
Lobo Cafe prior to the performance. For
details & reservations call (888) 845-0925
or (386) 438-5440
SExecutive Director Sponsors
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"Enhance Education and the Arts by supporting LCCC's Foundation"
If you have a disability and need assistance, please contact (386) 754-4340
LCCC is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution
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Mrs. Carolyn Ruth
Mrs. Carolyn Ruth Baughman,
formerly of Cross City, passed away
Sunday, February 14, 2010, at her
daughter's home in Ocala. She was
Mrs. Baughman moved to the Tri-n.
County area in 1975 from Michigan.
She was a bookkeeper who consid-
ered her role of raising her family
her greatest joy. She enjoyed square
dancing, gardening, fishing and trav-
eling. 'She was a member of the
Young at Heart Seniors Group, St. Al-
bans Episcopal Church in Chiefland
and St. Patrick's in Ocala.
Mrs. Baughman is preceded in
death by her husband, James Baugh-
man, who passed away in 1996;.
and son Timothy A. Hegador, who
passed away in 1992.
She is survived by son, David D.
Hegadorn of Ann Arbor,' Michigan;
daughter, Carol Cruden of Ocala;
sister, Thelma Wainwright of Paw-
tucket, Rhode Island; three grand-
children, three step-grandchildren,
13 great grandchildren and two great-
Funeral services will be held Satur-
day, February 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cha-
pel in Cross City with Father Michael
Messina, Jr. officiating. Burial will
follow at McCall's Chapel Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at the funeral
home one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
Mr. Jesse (Floyd) Beach
Mr. Jesse (Floyd) Beach, 78, of
Trenton passed away Sunday, Febru-
ary 14 following a brief illness.
Floyd was born on August 26,
1931 to William (Bill) and Gladys
Beach of Trenton. He served in the
United States Army from 1953-1955
and then returned to Gilchrist County
where he and his family fanned for.
a number of years. He then went to
work.for the Gilchrist County Road
Department and later retired after 16
years of service. Floyd was probably
best known for owning Beach's Gro-
cery in Waccasassa for over 10 years.
He was a devoted husband, brother,
father of seven, grandfather of eight,
and great- grandfather of 11. He had
various nieces, nephews, cousins,
and dear friends. He was loved by
many and vill be sorely missed.
He had four siblings and was pre-
ceded in death by sisters, Annette Da-
vis (Frank) and Jeanette Lane (Ed);
and daughter, Virginia "Sue" Suggs
HIe is survived by hiswife of 57
years, Mildred; son, Robert "Bobby"
Beach (Jennifer); daughters, Shir-
ley Rutledge (Mike), Katie Roland
(Jimmy), Felecia Barron (Jackie),
Bobbie Jean Spivey (David), and
Ann Garner; brothers, Jerry Beach
(Reeva) and Jay Beach (Linda), both
A visitation will be held on
Wednesday, February 17, from 6-
8 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home in
Newberry. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, February 18, from
11-12 a.m. at Union Baptist Church
In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that any donations be made to Tri-
County Council for Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Viola S. May-York
Mrs. Viola S. May-York, 86 of
Trenton, passed away Wednesday
February 10, 2010, in Chiefland at
Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties.
Born in Ohio, she moved to this
area in 1993 from Cleveland, Ohio.
She worked as a secretary. She was
a member of Pine Grove Baptist
Church where she enjoyed teaching
3rd grade Sunday School.
She is survived by her husband,
William H. York of Trenton; daugh-
ter, Diana Meloyck of Painesville,
Ohio; son, Tom May of Oviedo;
brothers, Otto Smith of Ohio, and
Charlie Smith of Virginia; grandson,
Keith Barton and great granddaugh-
ter, Hannah Barton.
Funeral services were Monday,
February 15, 2010, at Pine Grove
Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Doug-
las officiating. Visitation was Sun-
day, February 14, 2010, at the funeral
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. On line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
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Mrs. Myra Jane Newby
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Mrs. Myra Jane Newby, 82, of Bell
passed away Sunday, February 7,
2010, at her home. Born in O'Brien,
she has spent her life in Florida. She
She is preceded, in death by her
parents, Tempie Jeannette Evors and
David Ira Burney; brothers, Carl,
Daniel, M.H., and D.I. Burney; and
sisters, Dorothy and Evella.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Jane and Morgan Boyd of
Bell; sister, Pauline Burney Hamilton
of Port Charlotte; her grandsons,
David and Ray Warren 'and Darrell
Boyd, seven great grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were Saturday,
February 13, 2010, at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Chiefland.
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, in
Chiefland. On line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
Mr. Robert E. Rudd
Mr. Robert E. Rudd, age 46, passed
away February 7,2010, at his home in
Old Town. Robert moved here from
West Palni Beach in 2005, He was a
custom mechanic for Truck and Trail-
er USA in West Palm Beach where he
customized vans and trucks. He also
had his own customizing business for
4-wheelers. He enjoyed riding his 4-
wheelers and mud trucking. He also
loved boating and fishing.
He is survived by his mother, Juelle
Allen Rudd of Old Town; his father,
Robert (Kathy) Rudd of Lake Worth;
his sister, Katrinka (Brett) Combs of
Green Acres; his nieces, Taylor and
Serina Combs of Green Acres; his
aunts, Debra Hruby of Lake Worth,
Heather and Stephanie Hruby of Or-
lando; his step-uncle, Bob Roake of
West Palm Beach and his step-pa-
ternal grandmother, Alice Roake of
West Palm Beach.
A Memorial Service was held Fri-
day, February 12, at the Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home Chapel in Cross
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.
LCCC presents Lyceum
Series at Levy Center
STo open March, Women's History
Month, Lake City Community Col-
lege's Lyceum Series presents "Good
Lessons from Bad Women'" on Tues-
day, March 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in
the college's Levy Performing Arts
Center. Actress Dorothy Leeds por-
trays different women through histo-
ry, from Eve to Eleanor Roosevelt, in
this critically-acclaimed one-woman
show. Tickets are $15 for adults,
$14 for seniors age 55 and over, and
$13 for LCCC staff and students, and
students from other schools. To buy
tickets, to make reservations,. or for
more information contact the Levy
Center box office at 386-754-4340.
The Republican Executive Com-
mittee will be meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, at the Bell
Community Center. For more infor-
mation you may call 386-935-4111.
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Local county vendors receive
"Certificate of Appreciation"
Ig g ^ -
Daryl Bryan, left, Manager of Gilchrist Builders Supply in Bell,
received a Certificate of Appreciation from Ron Mills, Chairman of
the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Patricia Hall, left, Manager of Trenton ACE Hardware, received a
Certificate of Appreciation from Ron Mills, Chairman of the Local
Emergency Planning Committee.
Local County vendors receive
"Certificate of Appreciation" from
State Emergency Response Com-
mission for Hazardous Materials.
Mr. Daryl Bryan (Manager,
Gilchrist Builders Supply, Bell) and
Mrs. Patricia Hall (Manager, Tren-
ton ACE Hardware) received the
certificates for. their participation
.in the "Compact Fluorescent Light-
ing" hazardous "round-up" held
last year. The event was a success
and both facilities received large
amounts of inoperative fluorescent
lighting for-proper disposal.
'A shared partnership with the
community for a safer environ-
ment, both entities are working to
This is "In recognition of service,
dedication, and contributions to the
implementation and, support of the
Emergency Planning and Commu-
nity Right-to-Know Act."
The certificates were awarded by
Ron Mills, Chairman of the "Local
Emergency Planning Committee,"
Emergency Managerfent Chief
for Gilchrist County, and Dwayne
Mundy, Senior Staff for the "Local
Emergency Planning Committee."
SLook for opportunities in the near
future to participate in these worth-
while. programs. Contact your local
Emergency Management Office at
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GILCHRIST COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
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Please come claim them at the Gilchrist Animal Sheleter.
1) Chocolate lab 2) Lab/Pitt Mix- Brown with white, older dog
3) Beagle- Black and tan 4) Pitt mix puppy- Brindle
5) Sheppard mix- Brindle with long hair
6) Bassett hound- Red and white
Please call to give more specific details to correctly identify.
We want you to get your dog back.
We also can offer information about low cost
spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats.
Gilchrist County Animal Services is currently answering
EMERGENCY ANIMAL CALLS ONLY
For more information, please contact
Lindsay Smith at 352-538-7280.
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GILCHRIS TT COUT NTY JOURNALNAT
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*IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 21-2009-CA-000048
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
JOEY HEILIG; UNKNOWN .SPOUSE
OF JOEY HEILIG; JENNY L. HEILIG;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNY HEI-
LIG; and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against the herein
pamed Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended
to account for the person or persons in
NOTICE OF SALE
SNotice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 2, 2010, in this cause, I will
sell the property situated in GILCHRIST
County, Florida, described as:
TRACT 5, GRAY SQUIRREL
ACRES UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION, BEING MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
BEING THE WEST HALF OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST
SUBJECT TO AN EXISTING
COUNTY GRADED ROAD
ALONG THE NORTH AND WEST
TOGETHER WITH A 1998 OAKK
MOBILE HOME; VIN NUM-
BER GAFLW34A271900K21 AND
NO: 0074875384 AND 0074875385
a/k/a 4969 NW 32nd PLACE, BELL,
at public sale, to theghest and best
bidder, for cash, at the South Door of
the Gilchlist County Courthouse located
lt 112 South Main, Trenton, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., on March 8, 2010.
: Any person claiming an interest in the
Surplus from the. sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
Dendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated at TRENTON, Florida, this 2nd
day of February 2010.
Joseph W. Gilliam
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Avers
Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone
(727) 539-1094 fax
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMER-
ICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1.990. INACCORDANCEWITH THE
XMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES
ACT PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT JOSEPH W.
GILLIAM AT 352-463-3170 (VOICE
S352-463-3437) IN THE GILCHRIST
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, TREN-
TON, FLORIDA NO LATER THAN
SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR. TO THE
START OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OR WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
PAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE TO APPEAR. PERSONS
WHO ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771
)FOR THE FLORIDA RELAY OF
Pub: February 11, 18, 2010
Childhood Development Services, Inc.
the Head Start/Early Head Start grantee
operating programs in Marion, Citrus,
Gilchrist and Levy counties is accepting
proposals from child care centers and
family child homes. If you are interested
in providing services during the school
year 2010-2011, please plan to attend
the mandatory training March 24, 2010
at 10:00 a.m. at Childhood Development
Services Inc., 1601 NE 25th Avenue,
Ocala, FL 34470. You are welcome to
stop by the office to pick-up the Invita-
tion to Bid (ITB) Packet prior to the train-
ing. If you have any questions, contact
Cynthia Graham at (352) 629-0055x293.
Pub. February 18, 25, 2010b.
41 N 2 t tS t3 N9c
NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provision of
Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990,
will register with the Secretary of State,
Division of Corporations, P.O. Box 1300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon
publication of this notice the fictitious
name, to wit:
Southern Ag. Appraisals
under which we are engaged in business
in Gilchrist County, Florida.
That the 'parties interested in said
3269 SE 42nd Ct., Bell, FL 32619
Pub. February 18, 2010
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE CITY
COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the City Council of the City of Fan-
ning Springs, Florida, at a public hearing
on March 2,2010 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, in
the City Council Meetilig Room, City
Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th
Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fanning
Springs, Florida. Copies of said ordi-
nance may be inspected by any member
of the public at'the Office bf the City
Clerk, City Hall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court.(Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular
business hours. On the date, time and
place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance. The title of said
ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2010-002
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, RE-
LATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXA-
TION; MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEX-'
ING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, CER-
TAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED
IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT,
AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUND-
ARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATION OF THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVID-
ING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
2011, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED
'FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD
VALOREM TAXES AND BE SUBJECT
TO ALL GENERAk, AND SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT
EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES,
TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS OPER-
ATING WITHIN THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TO BE ANNEXED MAY CON-
TINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES,
OR PROFESSIONS THROUGHOUT
THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY
CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS OR-
DINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COP-
IES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
AND DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH,
THE CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFI-
CER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUB-
LIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO
CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLOR-
IDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
.public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they. may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
Pub. February 18, 2010
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County District Advisory Coun-
cil will meet on Tuesday, February 23,
2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board
Meeting Room located in Building 14 at
310 NW 1 1th Avenue, Trenton, Florida to
discuss plans for its school site visits.
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting
are requested to notify the Office of
the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the scheduled meeting date so
provisions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to- appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the.proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
/s/ Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub.: February 18, 2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE.
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 21-2009-CA-000113
Citibank, N.A. as Trustee for BNC
Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-3, Mortgage
Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-3
JESSICA R.. MASON and DENNIS
FLORIDA, INC., AND UNKNOWN
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plain-
tiff entered in this cause on February 9,
2010, in the Circuit Court of Gilchrist
County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Gilchrist County, Florida de-
LOT 1, FIFTY TWO TWENTY,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 61, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
and commonly known as: 9130 SE 15TH
CT., TRENTON, FL 32693; including
'the building, appurtenances, and fixtures
located therein, at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash. All
sales are held at 112 South Main Street,
Trenton, FL at the South door of the
Gilchrist County Courthouse, on March
15 2010 at 11 a.m.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, theirr than
the property owner as of the date of the
.Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 9th day of February 2010.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ L. Ayers
Edward B. Pritchard
(813) 229-0900 x 1309
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle &
P. 0. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
Pub. February 18 and 25, 2010
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
FOR NOTICE OF INTENT TO PRO-
VIDE WIRELESS MIDDLE MILE
INTERNET ACCESS AND DATA
TRANSPORT SERVICES. .
The North Florida Broadband Authori-
ty ("NFBA") announces two public hear-
ings to which all interested persons are
invited. The NFBA is a legal entity and
public body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agree-
ment among: Baker, Bradford, Colum-
bia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Su-
wannee, Taylor and Union Counties and
municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City,
Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry,
White Springs and Worthington Springs,
The first public hearing will be held
at 10:00 a.m. ET on March 16, 2010
at the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District Office, 9225 County
Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The
Public Hearing will be continued to
March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET at the
Suwannee River Water Management
Manuel Simon M. Tordella to Wil-
liam A. Roy and Constance L. Roy,
warranty .deed, $29,000.00, Lot
36 Millhopper Estates Unit 2, on
Kenneth F Toombs to United
General Title Insurance Company,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 11 and
12 Block 10 Sun N Fun Unit 2, on
Albert Raymond Piotrowski, Dan
R. Brock, Suwannee Preserve, LLC,
Jeffrey Stput, Julie L. Debord, Wil-
liam Smith, Richard E. Kennedy,
Cottages of Suwannee Preserve Con-
dominium Association Trustee, and
Jenice Bushnell, general warranty
deed, $145,000.00, Lots 2 Suwannee
Landing First Addition, on 2/8/2010.
Travis Vance Simmons to Travis
Simmons and Amber Simmons, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/9/2010.
Ivan Waylen Easterly to Iris Lynnee
Easterly n/k/a Iris Lynne Rivers, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/10/2010.
Richard W. Wolford, Jr. and Kath-
leen A. Wolford to Ameris Bank,
special warranty deed, $143,300.00,
Lots 2 and 3 Block 2 Oakwood Es-
tates, on 2/10/2010.
Christine Meyer to Donald C.
Meyer, warranty deed, $10.00, on
Julious Riley, Sr. and Ethel Riley
to Mercedes M. Riley, warranty deed,
$65,000.00, Lot 61 Pines Estates, on
Damon C. Leggett and Xina P.
Leggett to Pamela Baker Powell and
James M. Powell, general warranty
deed, $89,900.00, Lot 14 Sanders
Oaks, on 2/10/2010.
Steve Preston, the Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development,
to Jeffrey R. Morgan, Sr. and Diane
M. Morgan, special warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 36 High Springs Heights,
Janice G. Beach to Jacob C. Plei-
man and Heather N. Pleiman, cor-
rective warranty deed, $10.00, on
Herman J. Strang, Sr. and Daniel J.
Strang to Herman J. Strang, Sr. and
Herman J. Strang, Jr., warranty deed,
$13,400.00, Lot 8 Santa Fe Forest, on
Julie A. Ward to Julie A. Ward
and Jason Burgoyne, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 2/11/2010.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Gilchrist
County Clerk of Court, Gilchrist
County Circuit Court, Wells Fargo
Bank, Joshua Coleman a/k/a Joshua
V. Coleman, Edna Marie Coleman to
Wells Fargo Bank, certificate of title,
$10.00, Lot 15 Cain Mill Woods Sec-
ond Additions on 2/11/2010.
SRWMD employee recognized
for 10 years of service
District Office, 9225 County Road 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060.
The second public hearing will be
held at 2:00 p.m. ET on April 16, 2010
at the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District Office, 9225 County
Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
'The Public Hearing will be continued
to April 21, 2014at 2:00 p.m. ET at the
Suwannee River Water Management
District Office, 9225 County Road 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060.
The public hearings are being held to
accept comments from the public and
dealers of communications services prior
to the NFBA Board of Directors making
a determination to provide broadband
middle mile and data transport commu-
nications services within the 14 county
NFBA service area as required by Sec-
tion 350.81, Florida Statutes. All inter-
ested persons shall have an opportunity
to be heard and to file written comments
with the NFBA. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an
interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the NFBA Board Clerk
at (877) 552-3482, at least seven (7) days
prior to the date of the hearing.
Pursuant to Section 350.81, Florida
Statutes, the North Florida Broadband
Authority, a single purpose government
entity, by and through its Board of Direc-
tors, proposes to offer for compensation
and provide wireless Middle Mile Inter-
net Access and Data Transport Services
in a 14 county region inclusive of the
,following Counties: Baker, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Put-
nam, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union, be-
ginning May 1, 2010.
Pub.: February 18,2010
NOTICE OF SALE
Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at
Public Sale at Auction the following ve-
hicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter
713.78 of the Florida Statutes on March
4, 2010 at 10 a.m.
*AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE
EACH VEHICLE IS
1991 PLYMOUTH, VIN# JP-
Located at: 7100 SE SR 26, TREN-
TON, FL 32693 Gilchrist
,Any persons) claiming any interests)
in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow
Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020
ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD
Some of the vehicles may have been
released prior to auction.
Pub. February 18, 2010b.
Jon Dinges, of the Suwannee
River Water Management District
(District), was recently honored
for 10 years of outstanding service.
.District Executive Director David
Still and Governing Board Chairman
Don Quincey congratulated Dinges
at the governing board meeting on
Dinges joined the District in Janu-
ary 2000 as a water resource engineer
in the quality communities program.
Since then he has served as assis-
tant director and director of resource
management. As director of resource
management he coordinated all as-
pects of the District's.regulatory pro-
grams and the quality communities
,Dinges recently was named di-
rector of water supply and resource
management. He now directs the
District's regulatory, water "supply,
and resource monitoring programs.
Fanning and Manatee Springs
Working Group to meet Thursday
A Forum for Springs Conservation
will be held on Thursday, February
18, 2010, at Fanning Springs City
Hall at 10:00 3:30, with a lunch
break, at 17651 NW 90 Court in Fan-
There will be a field trip, (walk to
look for manatees), immediately fol-
lowing the meeting from 4:30 6:00
at the boardwalk at Manatee Spring
The agenda is as follows:
10:00--Welcome by Carol Lippin-
cott, Coordinator for Fanning and
Manatee Springs Working Group;
10:10--Introductions around the
10:30--Refresher: What we have
learned so far;
'' 10:50--Engineered Wetlands for
Groundwater nitrate Mitigation in.
the Fanning Springs Basin by Bob
Knight, President of Wetland Solu-
11:50--tunch break (brown bag or
1:00--Springs protection at Fan-
ning and Manatee Springs State Parks
by Sally Lieb, Manager, Fanning and
Manatee Springs State Parks;
1:15--Sod-based rotation impacts
on Soil Nitrate and Crop Water Use
by David Wright, Professor of Agron-
omy, University of Florida,
l:50--Septic systems and nitro-
gen; an introduction by Eb Roeder,
Professional Engineer of Bureau of
Onsite Sewage Programs, FL Depart-
ment of Health;
2:25--Findings of an On-Site Sep-
tic Study at Manatee Springs State
Park by Hardin Harmon of Florida
State University and Florida Depart-
ment of Health; .
3:00--Update and announcements,
Spreading the futtrescena o store,
your feedback," RE. ""
3:25--Door prize surprise;
3:30'-Adjourn, Next meeting on
Wednesday, May 26.
To learn more about the Fan-
ning and Manatee Springs Working
Group, go to http://share2:myfwc.
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Page Ten GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
I Yard Sale
YARD SALE SAT. FEB. 20: gently
used couch and love seat, T.V. tables,
bed, chair, lamps and assorted house hold
items from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at 1399 SE 97th
Wanted To Buy
LOOKING FOR OLD WASHING
MACHINES: Whirlpool & Kenmore.
I'll give $10 a piece. 352-210-6186 or
GUNS GUNS GUNS: Pistols, Rifles,
and Shotguns. 352-949-5601.
AVON:, For all your cosmetic
Call Joanne Roberts, Avon Inde
Sales Representative, Bell, Fl
WORM CASTING COMPOST organic
fertilizer contains some worms and eggs,
Excellent for all plants. $5 for 30 lbs or
$70 cu yd (about 900 lbs) Near Trenton,
2005 FORD FOCUS: SES 4-dr wagon,
a/c, auto, new tires and battery. 98K
miles. $5,800 obo. 386-935-2501.
2006 BASS TRACK PRO: Team 175
BT, Blue 40 Mercury. Matching trailer.
Loaded with extras, less than 60 hours.
l-l t e-m
TOOLS: 10" table saw, (2) 12" planer
24" sander, 36" lathe, sander combo. A
Powermatic and Rockwell manufacturer
QUALITY HAY FOR '
$40 horse hay, $30 cow
3317 or 386-935-1926.
HAY FOR SALE: Large
fertilized, net'wrapped, wee
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensaco
roll. Call 352-949-0222.
SC LA SSS FNTSEACHDDITIONALWORD.
. k, CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. A
hay. 386-965- DIXIE MONUMENTS -
FL: Toll Free 1-877-54
6tb,1-21-2-18 349N 7 miles north of C
Crabb Church NE 512 A
Scrolls, highly church) 1/2 mile on rig
d free. Coastal ors, size & styles of ma
la Bahia $35/ to choose from in our in
puter specialist to assist
Stfnb,7-23 a lasting tribute to the life
FORANY OFYOUR PLANT NEEDS: one. Closed:
Visit Allen's Nursery for quality plants Tuesday.- Fri
at bargain prices. Now open Mon. Sat. 8am-12noon
from 9 am- 5 pm. Get the best varieties of appointment.
CITRUS and FRUIT trees, both potted &
bare root trees. Beautiful CAMELLIAS TIM POWE]
in bloom. Shade trees, shrubs, grasses stallations ani
and more. Vegetable plants by Feb. 25th. sured. State
Nursery on Highway 55A, Old Town. (352)463-215
,Phone 352-542-7284 or 352-356-0288.
or email 2-MAN AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
ltb,2-18 $450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave
DARBY ROBERTS FLOORING,
INC.: Wholesale Prices. Carpet, vinyl,
wood; repairs, binding, area rugs; resi-
dential, commercial, RV, boats. Free esti-
mates, shop at home. 20 years experience.
Licensed & Insured. 352-493-0690.
PAINTING, PRESSURE WASHING,
and PARKING LOT STRIPING: Rea-
sonable prices, dependable, insured and
professional. Shamrock Painting, 352-
463-1212 day or evening and weekends.
JERRY WILKS FILL DII
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways,
demolition, limerock, land
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352)
APPLIANCE REPAIR: All b
maker & dishwasher installat
certified techs. MC-VISA,
MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
Sunday & 1
or call for f
d repairs, lic
Quest Training now en
CNA prep classes starting
March 8th. We alsoteachA
Association CPR classes.
! Help Wa
Gentiva Homecare: Ref
full time. Speech Theral
For more information pleE
463-7411 or 376-3221. Or
HELP WANTED: Full
RN/LPN PRN. Ayers he
. Levy County Board of
RT SER- missioners is receiving al
,topsoil, SECRETARY III: Part
clearing, with the Soil and Water Co
463-6111 fice. For job qualifications
and application contact Le
tfnb,5-28 man Resource Office, Po
rands, ice 310, Bronson, Florida 32
ion. EPA 352.486.5219 Fax: 352.
352-949- mail: martinjp@Gircuit8
freight for teams or solos w
Top pay, great benefits &
)ld Town. Mc-
ROOFING ESTIMATOR, EXPE-
DITER, COORDINATOR, EXPERI-
ENCED: Fax resume to 352-463-8098.
ht. Many col- VACANCIES GILCHRIST COUNTY
rble & granite SCHOOLS: Staffing Specialist Grant
Inventory. Corn- Funded Bell Middle/High School. Mas-
you in creating ters Degree from an accredited institu-
of your loved tion in Administrations and Supervision,
Monday. Open: Educational Leadership or an area ofESE
pm & Saturday preferred. Florida Certification in ESE.
ree after hours Three years successful teaching experi-
Sence, including a minimum of one year.
tfnb,6-28 experience related to exceptional student
education. Director of Special Programs
'RIC: New in- Anticipated Vacancy. District Office.
sensed and in- Master's Degree from an accredited edu-
3002453. Call national institution. Certification cover-
ing Educational Leadership or School
tfnb,ll-25 Principal. Certification in at least one
area of Exceptional Student Education.
I Five years of successful teaching and/or
administrative experience in exceptional
student education. Instructor Middle
rolling for our Grades Science Anticipated Vacancy.
Feb. 22nd and Trenton Middle/High School. Bachelors
American Heart Degree from an accredited institution.
Ph: 352-493- Florida Certification covering Middle
Grades Science. Teacher Aide Trenton
2tb, 2-11-2-18 Elementary School. High School diploma
.... or equivalent. Must have one of the fol-
nted lowing: Associates degree (AA/AS) or
higher, OR 60-college level credits, OR
d N e a passing score on ani approved stated
istered Nurse test (ParaPro). Maintenance Worker
pist per diem. Journey Level District Wide. High
ase call Ann at School Diploma or equivalent. Three
apply online at years of experience in building main-
tenance and/or A/C service. Must have
4tb,2-18-3-11 EPA Universal Certification for HVAC.
Time position, Substitute Teachers High School Di-
th &Rehab ploma or Equivalent. Contact the District
aOffice for an application and'tiore infor-
mation. Bus Driver Trainees; Substitute
ltb,2,18 Bus Drivers. High School Diploma. 40
County Corn- hours of in-service training will be pro-
pplications for: vided for qualified applicants. Flexible
-time position training hours. Part of the training pre-
onServation Of- pares trainees for the driver portion of the
, closing dates Class B Florida CDL. For information
y County H- or questions, contact the Transportation
Dvy County Hu- Department at (352) 463-3230. Highly
ost Office Box Qualified Substitute Teacher Pool We
2621. Phone: are accepting applications for our Highly
.486.5167 E- Qualified Substitute Teacher Pool. Q.ual-
.org EEO/AA/ ifications: Bachelor's Degree or higher(
with a current or former Florida teaching
2tb,2-18-2-25 certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
high miles, would be eligible for substituting at $130
willing to team. a day. in pre-approved situations where
more! Werner there is a long-term absence in a core
01. subject area. All other daily substituting
4tb,2-11-3-4 would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for more information.
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
LGER applications will be screened. Not all ap-
plicants will be interviewed. Applications
ion, will be accepted until positions are filled.
consid- EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Rental assistance available
718 NE 7th Place #905,
Trenton, FL 32693.
OPPOIUNIY 1* \
BELL 2 brm, 2 bath mobile
rent $550/mo 1st and security
-2 1Dn1PI1D iA. -a aae ei NW
3 BK/2 BA: 2-car garage, in Bell. INew.
$900/month. No pets. First, last, $500 se-
curity deposit. 463-9933 or 463-9060.
3/2 Brick Home between Trenton & Bell.
$850.00/ month + security 1 year lease.
Credit references a must. No smoking or
2/1 in Duplex Trenton City Limits. $500
per month. 1st and last plus deposit. Brad
LARGE 3 BR: Fully remodeled, fire-
place, hardwood floors, laundry room.
Seeing is believing. For info call George
LOTS IN PINE ESTATES SUBDIVI-
SION: City of Trenton. Owner financing,
$100 down, $100 per month. Call 463-
5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $59,900, only
$526/mo. (352) 215-1018.
1 ACRE BELL:AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $19,900, $205/mo.
home for A BEAUTIFULLY WOODED LOT,
y deposit. Newberry area. Septic already installed.
Private fishing pond. Owner financing
tffb,2-18 available. No down payment. $19,900.00,
-- $205/mo. (352) 215-1018.
For Sale 10 acres planted pines between
Trenton and Bell. Owner financing avail-
able with $1,500.00 down. .Call (352)
TRENTON PHASE I
Rental assistance available 1, 2
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apartments. 718 NE 7th Place
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HOMES FOR SALE
1993 SWMH 1.25 Acres 3/2 $43,900 #761652
1996 SWMH 5 Acres 3/2 $69,000 #761525
1992 DWMH 1 Acre 2/2 $74,900 #761661
2002 DWMH 3+ Acres 3/2 $82,900 #761486
1998 SWMH 5 Acres 3/2 $99,500 #760816
HOMES FOR SALE
2006 DWMH 5 Acres 3/2 $119,000 #760271
1948 BRICK HOME 1 1/2 Acre 3/3 $140,000 #757538
2001 SITE-BUILT .34 Acres $147,000 #760115
2000 DWMH 5 Acres 3/2 $159,500 #761209
1994 SWMH 12.14 Acres 3/2 $165,000 #761646
1995 SITE BUILT 4.8 Acres 3/1/2 $189,500 #761540
HOMES FOR SALE
1987 BRICK HOME 5 Acres 3/2 $229,900,#761352
1997 SITE BUILT 10.52 Acres 3/2 $230,000 #761125
2009 SITE BUILT 5 Acres 3/2 $234,900 #759323
1979 SITE BUILT 17.39 Acres 2/3 $249,000 #761063
1970 RANCH STYLE 5 Acres 3/3, pool $249,000
1997 BRICK RANCHER 25 Acres 3/2 1/2, guest house,
garage, horse barn & more! $875,000 #761619-
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Back on the Market--FRAME STILT HOME NEAR SUN SPRINGS: 2 BR/I BA: Attractive bungalow on a fenced wooded .93/acre tract, close to the-
river & springs...$98,500.
Reduced (From $290,000)-.NICE, BIG.CB/S-BUILT HOME ON 9+ ACRES: 3 BR/3 BA: Spacious, over 2700 inside sqft, large greatroom/dining area
w/vaulted ceilings, wide & open kitchen, two Main BR/BA suites, 400' +sqft. back porch & more, on a rolling 9.6-acre tract..$275,000.
Reduced (From $274,000)--BEAUTIFUL ROCK BLUFF RIVERFRONT HOME: 2 BR/1.5 BA: A landscaped .88/acre tract, with 120' frontage along
the suwannee, includes a river deck/staircase to the water; custom home has spacious split-plan design & 52x26 RV/storage bldg...$250,000.
Reduced (From $214,900)-WELL-BUILT HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious CB/Hardyboard-built home,
along paved CR-319 just South of town, among other well-kept homes. 2-car garage, large back screened porch w/Jacuzzi and lots more...$198,500.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, W/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
more, on 5 fenced acres (close to Otter/Hart/Sun springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more. Serious Reduction...$190,000.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and I-car garage attached...great loeation...$139,900.
CB-BLT. HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/15 BA: Roomy, well-kept home (bonus room, att. Florida room) on a landscaped one-acre tract...$129,900.
NICE, NEAT/CLEAN CB-BLT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Nicely-kept home at west end of town (near the Elementary School)...$125,000.
Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME-SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA: CB-blt on landscaped tract, spacious living & dining rms...$100,000.
NICELY-KEPT HOME W/OUTBLDGS: 2 BR/2 BA: Cozy frame-built home & fenced 2.01-acres near Old Town, with,multiple outbuildings...$99,900.
COZY CB-BUILT HOME ON ONE ACRE: 2 BR/I BA: Neat & clean custom home, w/otitbuilding, gazebo/BBQ & more, fenced/gated acre...$98,900.
NICE, FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built 'move-in ready' frame/hardyplank home, NW Trenton neighborhood...$95,500.
NEAT/CLEAN/AFFORDABLE HOME ON 2-ACRES: 2 BR/1.5 BA: CB/Frame, secluded tract near Bell...Consider financing/lease/option...$79,000.
Reduced (from $72,000)-AFFORDABLY-PRICED HOME IN TOWN: 3 BR/1.5 BA: Block-built home, close to both Trenton schools.. $61,700.
LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
REDUCED (From $485,000) 80 FARM ACRES--INCLUDES HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Pleasant country locale, for this large acreage
tract, with 1,320' paved frontage along CR-347, in North levy Co. Property also has a neat/clean frame-built home--Priced to Sell!!...$385,000.
5.5 WOODED ACRES W/IMPROVEMENTS: Private country acreage, 'as is', well, septic, power, fencing/entry-gate & more...Priced to Sell...$69,900.
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- Our office has a variety of lots, half & one-acre tracts available, all in the Tri-County area (in and around Trenton, Bell, Waccasassa, Bronson,
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4BR/2BA home on 1 ac has a new 4"
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the public boat ramp & Suwannee River.
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POSITION VACANCY CITY OF TRENTON CITY MANA
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field (planning, public administration
political science, business administration, etc.); however, a combination of education and experience will be i
ered. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership skills, including prior management experience, prel
local' government management experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record wi
budgeting, grant administration, planning, utility service provision, and intergovernmental coordination. The
multi-task, with limited staff/financial resources, is a crucial component for successful job performance.
Interested applicants please send a resume with cover letter, City of Trenton Employment Application, and fi~
professional references to:
SCity of Trenton- Personnel Committee
Attn: Robin Heath
114 N. Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693.
For additional information, please contact Mrs. Heath at (352) 463-4000, ext. 301 or at robin@trentonflorida.
Email submission of application materials is allowable. City of Trenton Employment Applications can be obt
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firstname.lastname@example.org. The filing deadline for applications is Friday, February 26, 2010. Interviews are scl
for Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16, 2010. The salary range for this position may range from $35,
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"Daisy" delivered quints on Saturday, Feb. 6. According to Mrs. Mei-
nberg, a goat delivering five kids is rare. Especially when you consider
that Daisy was scheduled to be retired this year, due to her being one
of the Meinbergs' older goats, but clearly she had other plans. The
Meinbergs, who moved to Gilchrist County in 2000 from Sunrise,
Fla., purchased Daisy at an auction eight years ago. Daisy has deliv-
ered two sets of twins and then three sets of triplets prior to the birth
of her quints. "We love all our babies, and spoil them as much as we
can!" Meinberg said. "Proud mom that I am, I can talk about my kids
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Quilt Museum. Our trip to the State '
fair was great. We saw blue, red, l
white and yellow ribbons and it was I
enjoyable. The traffic going down -
and coming back was-very busy but
we had a safe day, a great bus driver'
and we look forward to next year.
A lot of quilting was done on, -. -'
Thursday and it was great to have -". -
Dorothy Riggs back. She and her -'
husband were down earlier and her A.
husband got sick so they returned to .,
Illinois. He is much better now so '
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Our lunch Thursday was turkey
casserole, Chinese cabbage, Chi-
mi-chui-ney, goulash, rice casserole;
peas, baked beans, green beans and
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Commissioner Randy Durden told
the commission that the State of Flor-
ida is providing small counties with
information that could cost Gilchrist
County between $750,000 and $1.25
million in loss of state revenue in this
Commissioner Durden went on to
say that maybe the county can look at
this project in the future and reassess
the expenses involved.
Qsteen presented the county com-
mission with a deed involving the
described property. Gilchrist County
attorney John McPherson explained
that the board does not have to act on
this'request necessarily at this pres-
ent time. The commission agreed that
Gilchrist County could not afford to
take on this project, but would con-
sider the movement of the road when
economic conditions improve.
Osteen told the commission, "This
is not the last you will be hearing
from me involving this road issue; I
will be back."
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Trenton FFA shines at Florida State Fair
Twelve members of the Trenton FFA Chapter showed steers in the Steer Futurity Show at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa last week. Pictured left to right: Brooks Parrish, Taylor Langford, Lyndsay Boland,
*Erin Jones, Racheal Harrison, Kaylee Crawford, Danyal Langford, Katie Quincey, Asheton Sanchez,
Hunter Parrish and Lee Deen. Not pictured: Kacee Langford.
I Gilchrist County Journal I
Fax Service 463-7393
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Dr. Wagner Accepting Medicaid Katie Hodge
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"There are many roads in Gilchrist
County that are just like this one that
are off of the section line," Commis-
sion Chairman D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
"I understand what you are asking
for and what you want, but the coun-
ty is unable to bear these expenses
at this time," Commissioner Tommy
Many years ago the county could
have just had the road department
take care of this project in house
without any engineering or permit-
ting expenses. Today this type of
project has to be permitted through
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
Engineering and storm water re-
tention areas have to be identified as
a part of the pre project, County Ad-
ministrator Ron McQueen explained
to the commission.
"If there was any way we could
do this project we would, but at this
time we just don't have the money
to spend on this type of project,"
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas ex-
Commissioner Sharon .Langford
also said that the county just can't af-
ford to take on such a project at this
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GILCHRITR ST COUT NTY JOUR~RNAL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
The Gilchrist County
in cooperation with the
County School District is
dren and their families
offering free H1N1 vaccinations to all school aged chil-
at the following locations:
February 16,2010 Trenton Elementary School 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
(Tuesday) @ 21st Century Checkout
Trenton High School
@ Health Room
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
February 18,2010 Bell Elementary School 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
(Thursday) @ Cafeteria l.: I, I:
Bell High School
3:00 pm 6:00 pm
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The H1N1 vaccine will be available as an injection or as a nasal spray.
under the age of 10 will need two doses of the vaccine spaced 4 weeks apart. Chil-
dren must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian at the time of immuni-
Vaccinations will be provided to all ages (6 months and older) at all loca-
Additionally, the H1N1 vaccine is always available at the Gilchrist County
Health Department from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. For
feel free to call the Gilchrist
Department at 352.463-3120 ext 114, or visit www.myflusafety.com
While the current wave of 2009 H1N1 is receding, having, a large percentage of
people without protection from the disease raises the prospect of another wave
that could occur. Getting vaccinated is the best way for us to reduce the chances
of having ongoing disease, hospitalizations and deaths. It's not too late to get vac-
***All students desiring H1N1 vaccinations
must be accompanied by their parent***
February 19, 2010
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