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 Material Information
Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: February 3, 2011
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Trenton men arrested for burglarizing numerous homes


By Carrie A. Mizell
Two Trenton men, both with exten-
sive criminal histories, have been ar-
rested and charged with burglarizing
a number of Gilchrist County homes
and selling everything from jewelry
to televisions.
Investigator Ron Boyd of the Gil-
christ County Sheriff's Office arrest-
ed Ronald William Koltz, 29, of 226
NE 4th Avenue in Trenton and Jason
Allen Trumpp, 26, of 507 NE 8th Av-
enue in Trenton on January 22.
According to a press release issued
Monday, investigators from the Sher-
iff's Office were able to determine
that Koltz and Trumpp were involved
in multiple thefts that occurred at res-


idences all over Gilchrist County. In-
vestigators were reportedly tipped off
when Koltz sold a television that was
taken during one of the burglaries.
Other items taken and sold include
electronics and jewelry.
Burglaries were not limited to Gil-
christ County; homes in Alachua and
Levy counties were allegedly broken
into by Koltz and Trumpp as well.
The investigation is ongoing, but
so far the Sheriff's investigators have
determined that Koltz and Trumpp
allegedly burglarized homes through-
out the month of January, and possi-
bly as far back as 2010.
A vehicle used in the crimes has
also been seized by the Gilchrist


County Sheriff's Office.
Currently, Koltz and Trumpp
each face charges of burglary, grand
theft and dealing in stolen property.
Trumpp was also charged with bat-
tery/domestic violence and petit
theft. Investigator Boyd said that both
Koltz and Trumpp could face addi-
tional charges in the weeks ahead, as
property recovered is identified by
victims. After appearing before Cir-
cuit Judge Mark Moseley, Koltz and
Trumpp are now being held at the
Gilchrist County Jail. Koltz's bond
was set at $30,000 and Trumpp's
bond was set at $22,500. Koltz's
criminal history dates back to 2001
when he was charged with illegal


possession of alcohol by a minor. He
has also faced charges of leaving the
scene of an accident, possession of a
controlled substance, possession of
cannabis and driving with a license
suspended/revoked.
In 2010, Trumpp was arrested and
charged with possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, disorderly in-
toxication, grand theft auto, intro-
ducing contraband into a detention
facility, possession of a controlled
substance and retail theft. Prior to
2010, Trumpp's criminal history in-
cluded numerous battery charges,
grand theft, additional charges of
possession of firearm by a convicted
felon and criminal mischief.


Jason Trumpp


Ronald Koltz


Bell High School is


named an "A" school


By Carrie A. Mizell
, Bell High School's school grade
has been changed from a "B" to an
"A" after the Gilchrist County School
District appealed to the Florida De-
partment of Education.
The school district pointed out to
state officials that BHS earned a total
of 1,209 points on the school grade
calculation, which is more than what
is needed to be an "A" school. At
least 1,050 points are needed to be
declared an "A" school. However,
the initial school grade calculation
dropped BHS a letter grade due to
points which were deducted from the
graduation rate for at-risk students
due to a decline in the rate from the
previous year, explained Ronda Par-
rish, director of educational services
for the Gilchrist County School Dis-
trict.
"Bell High School's school grade
should have been an "A" all along,"
said Superintendent Don Thomas.
The superintendent said that there


is a tremendous amount of work
that goes into teaching and learning
to prepare students for state testing
and to meet the school grade crite-
ria. Even though BHS did drop in
the area of At Risk Graduation Rate,
which was the initial reason for the
*drop in letter grade, the results still
met the state's minimum criteria for
this area, Thomas pointed out.
"I am extremely proud for the
teachers and students of Bell High
School who are now being properly
recognized for their "A" accom-
plishments for the 2009-2010 school
year," Thomas said.
Bell High School Principal Rick
Reed said that Bell High School's
tradition of high expectations had
once again been recognized by the
state, as the original grade of a "B"
was changed to an "A."
"Our students, staff, faculty and
stakeholders take pride in their ac-
complishments," Reed said. "Go
Bulldogs!"


Trenton residents die

in multiple car accidents

Hastings dies after hitting three horses


.By Carrie A. Mizell
Edbert Gladford Hastings, 63, of
Trenton died Friday evening after his
vehicle struck three horses standing
in the middle of US 27 in Marion
County.
According to Cpl. Leslie Weber of
the Florida Highway Patrol, Hastings
was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sonata
east on US 27 around 7:15 p.m. when
the accident occurred.
Apparently, Hastings was ap-
proaching County Road 316, where
there was a small group of horses
standing in the eastbound lanes.
Hastings' vehicle struck three of
the horses in the right lane. Upon col-
lision, Hastings' car traveled east into
the center median, where it struck
multiple reflectors. The car then trav-
eled back across the eastbound lanes
onto the soft shoulder of the highway
where it came to a final stop.
With the road being dark, the
horses must have gone unnoticed by
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medic Jeff Dyson pronounced Hast-
ings deceased on the scene at 7:36
p.m.
Charges in the accident are pend-
ing as the investigation by the Florida
Highway Patrol continues.
Hastings' accident marked the fifth
fatal crash in Marion County last
week.

Deadly accident
near Osceola
voting precinct

By Carrie A. Mizell
A 42-year-old Trenton woman died
early Sunday morning after running
a stop sign and hitting a tree near the
Osceola voting precinct.
Maria Fina, 42, of Trenton, was
traveling west on Country Road 337
in a two door, silver Mitsubishi when
she failed to stop at the intersection
of Southeast 50th Street.
According. to the Trooper Allen
Kennard of the'Florida Highway Pa-
trol, when Ms. Fina failed to stop at
the stop sign her vehicle continued
westbound through the intersection
onto SE 50th Street. The driver then
reportedly lost control of her vehicle,
which then traveled onto the north
side of the shoulder of the road where
it struck a large tree head-on.
Fina was ejected from the car upon
impact. Her vehicle caught on fire af-
ter impact with the tree and was com-
pletely consumed by the fire before
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue arrived
on scene to put the fire out.
Gilchrist County EMS pronounced
Fina deceased on the scene.
At press time, Fina's body was still
at the Medical Examiner's Office in
Gainesville. According to a friend of
Fina's she had no family in the area;
therefore no funeral arrangements
had been made, as of Tuesday morn-


ALERT team makes a difference


Submitted
For several days in January, Ot-
ter Springs Park and Campground
was fortunate enough to have the
young Christian men of the Air
Land Emergency Response Team
(ALERT) stay at the park.
This group of young men worked
hard assisting many elderly folks
and veterans residing in Gilchrist
County. They also worked in the.
Gilchrist County recreation areas
performing a variety of projects
that required a little more assis-
tance than the normal routine.
The ALERI' organization is
based in Texas; however, the team's
members, ages ranging from 17 to
23, are from all over the country.
The ALERT is primarily trained for
emergency response to natural di-
sasters and other incidents, but they
also complete community service
tasks while being deployed. The
team of squad #44 stopped in Gil-
christ County while traveling to the
Florida Keys. Through the effort of
the Gilchrist County Commission,'
Fanning Springs Commission,
Trenton City Commission, and the
Bell Town Council, needy projects
were identified to repair homes for
citizens in need. During the five
days in the county they camped at
Otter Springs on the banks of the
beautiful Suwannee River.
The ALERT group split into two
teams, leaving the park with ap-
proximately ten men in each group.
The teams had to work around
very stormy weather on Tuesday,
January 27. On Wednesday morn-
ing one of the team reported to
Shirley Tillman's residence near
Trenton. Mrs. Tillman is an elderly
widow that needed some windows
replaced, some painting outside
and some trees cleaned up that had


The ALERT group pleased residents of Ayers Health and Rehabilitation as they visited and entertained


fallen on her property. "Being a wid-
ow, I really appreciate the work the
ALERT group did. They did a very
neat job; they were very courteous,
worked well together and were well
mannered," she explained. Mr. Carl
Cornwell of the Gilchrist County
Character Council was instrumental
in the ALERT program as he worked
along with the young men at Mrs.
Tillman's.
On Tuesday another ALERT group
was working at Mrs. Geraldine
Hunt's residence near Bell. Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thomas provided the
materials for the ALERT group to
build Mrs. Hunt a wheelchair ramp.
The ramp was completed on Tuesday
at no cost to Mrs. Hunt. Mr. Cornwell
Continued to page 10


Two ALERT group members show just some of the heavy lifting they did
while helping people in Gilchrist County.


New public defender speaks at Rotary meeting

By Carrie A. Mizell
The eighth judicial circuit's first
female public defender Stacy Scott
was in Trenton on Monday, where l :
she spoke at the Trenton Rotary Club
meeting. .
As the guest of County Judge Ed
Philman, Scott spoke to Rotarians
about what it means to be a public ".
defender. Scott was appointed to the .
position by former Florida Governor- I
Charlie Crist, as a replacement for C.
Richard Park, who retired. -7
Prior to starting work on Dec. 1
as the eighth judicial circuit's new
public defender, the University of
Florida law school graduate worked
11 years as an assistant public de-
fender. She also worked almost two
years as an assistant state attorney, as
well'as working in private practice
for a short time. Scott's credentials
also include time spent working as
an adjunct professor and as trial team
coach at the Levin College of Law at
the University of Florida.
As public defender for the eighth
judicial circuit, Scott told Rotarians
that she oversees 65 employees, 35
of whom are lawyers. With an an-
nual budget of just under $5 million,
the public defender's office takes on
22,000 cases each year circuit-wide, Trenton Rotary Club President Natasha Allen, Public Defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Stact


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,2011


School district officials

ask legislators for help


By Carrie A. Mizell
The changing needs of the Gil-
christ County School District were
addressed Monday when officials
asked that state legislation be passed
allowing the school board to issue
bonds to finance construction and
equipping of any educational facility
in the county.
In 1990, the Gilchrist County
School Board had legislation passed
that authorized the school board to
issue $1 million in bonds for the spe-
cific purpose of constructing class-
rooms at Bell High School. Those
funds have been paid off.
Funding for these bonds comes
from the state of Florida, specifically
racetrack monies and jai alai, and
goes directly to the Gilchrist County


School District.
According to David Dose, director
of finance for the Gilchrist County
School District, the new legisla-
tion would have a broader scope in
terms of the amount of time the dis-
trict would have to repay the funds.
If passed, the district would be given
30 years to pay off the bonds. The
maximum amount the School Dis-
trict would be able to bond would be
$2.5 million.
As in the past, any remaining funds
after bonding can be spent for any
lawful purpose by the school board.
Senator Steve Oelrich told school
district officials on Monday that the
district is in a position of strength be-
cause of the excellent education be-
ing provided in Gilchrist County.


Sheriff plans Chili Cook Off


By Carrie A. Mizell
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice is on the lookout for the best chili
cook in the county.
Relax, you're not in trouble.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice is just preparing for the Sheriff's
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Lun-
cheon, which will be held on Friday,
Feb. 25. Though it is sponsored by
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, the Chili Cook Off is actually a
fundraiser for the American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life.
Rosemary McDaniel was named
the best chili cook in the county after
Winning last year's Chili Cook Off.
Though she said she hardly cooks
chili, McDaniel's chili entry wowed
judges Randy Durden, Tommy Lang-
ford and D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
According to Arlene Cameron,
captain of the Sheriff's Relay team,
$455 was raised at the 1st Annual
Chili Cook Off through entry fees
and dinner sales.
Last year 15 citizens from through-
out the county entered their chili in

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the Sheriff's Office hopes their fund-
raiser will draw even more participa-
tion as they strive to raise money for
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The rules are simple. Participants
are asked to bring in a pot of chili
(preferably in a crock pot) to the
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tween 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Feb.
25. After judging, the chili will be
used for the Sheriff's Luncheon. Cost
to enter a pot of chili in the cook off
is $5, which includes lunch for the
participating cook.
Judging will begin at 11 a.m. A
panel of distinguished judges will de-
termine the winner by sampling each
chili entry.
According to Sgt. Anita Moore of
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, the judges will be looking for
the best looking chili, best smelling
and of course, the best tasting chili.
A $50 cash prize and a trophy will be
awarded to Gilchrist County's Best
Chili Cook.
After the judges name a winner,
the sheriff's luncheon will open to
the public at 11:30 a.m. and run un-
til 1:30 p.m. The $5 lunch includes
a bowl of chili with all the fixings,
cornbread, tea and a dessert. Eat in or
dine out.
For more information, call Sgt.
Anita Moore at the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office, 463-3410.

Benefit Breakfast
4-Pets Sake will hold .a benefit
breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 12 from
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bell Com-
munity Center.
Cost of breakfast is a cash or check
donation.
For more information, call (352)
221-3174.


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PROGRESSIYE


Cindy Watson

Cindy Waston

named to

Dean's List
Submitted
Cindy Watson of Trenton' was
named to the Dean's List at West-
ern Kentucky University in Bowling
Green, Kentucky, for the fall semes-
ter of 2010. She is majoring in social
work in the College of Health 'and
Human Services
Cindy is the daughter of Donna and
Galen Watson of Trenton and a 2007
graduate of Trenton High School.

Let's Learn

Together

night at THS
Submitted
Trenton Middle High School An-
nounces "Let's Learn Together"
night.
Need help, helping your child
with Math?
Need help, helping your child
with'a Science project?
Need help, helping your child
understand what they are reading?
Need help, helping your child
write and edit papers?
Need help, helping your child
have better study skills?
Need help, helping your child
with test taking strategies?
If so, Let's Learn Together.
Trenton Middle/High School
Teachers invite you to our 1st annual
"Let's Learn Together" night.
5th and 6th grade parents and
students:
Monday, February 7, 2011, 6:00
p.m.-7:30 p.m.
7th and 8th grade parents and
students:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 6:00
p.m. 7:30 p.m.
9th and 10th grade parents and
Students:
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:00
p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served
and we will provide a movie for
younger siblings while you meet with
teachers.
We will meet in the auditorium
and learn some basic study skills and,
ways to keep your child safe on the
Internet.
You will meet with each subject
area teacher and learn strategies and
tips to help your child at home.
Our teachers are looking forward
to working with you and your child to
help them reach their full potential.
The Gilchrist County Republi-
can Executive Committee will meet
Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bell Commu-
nity Center.


Crossbrand Cowboy Church Kids

Ranch Rodeo ends 2010 season


Participants of the Crossbrand Cowboy Church Kids Ranch Rodeo are, back row,' Ansley Buck, Miles
Miller, John Jones, Riley Buck, Laina Teague and Jessie Langston, and front row, Kayden Roberts, Linden
Teague and Gracie Langston.


Submitted
The 2010 Crossbrand Cowboy
Church Kids Ranch Rodeo has come
to an end. We had a wonderful rodeo
season with lots of fun being had by
the children and adults too.
The 2010 event consisted of four
rodeos. In order to receive a trophy
you had to participate in 3 of the 4
rodeos. The children participated in
many fun events including Muttin,'
Bustin,' Ropin,' Flippin,' and Bran-
din,' Barrel Racin,' Goat Undressin,'
Shoot Doggin,' and Calf Ropin.' The
children are not only learning the
skills needed for rodeo, but they are
also learning showmanship and lead-
ership skills.
Gilchrist County had many youth
participating this year. They all did a
wonderful job. A big congratulation
to John Jones and Riley Buck. John
placed first in the Muttin,' Bustin,'
and third in the Ropin,' Flippin,' and
Brandin,' Riley placed first in the
Ropin,' Flippin,' and Brandin.' All
first place winners received a very
nice belt buckle; second and third
place won nice big trophies. All the
children who had qualified received
a nice participation trophy.

Corbin is up for

ACM award
By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County native Easton
Corbin has been nominated for the
2011 Academy of Country Music's
Top New Solo Vocalist award.
Fans vote to determine the win-
ner, so Easton needs the support of
his friends and family! The winner
of the Top New Solo Vocalist award
will be announced during the 46th
Academy of Country Music Awards
show, which will air Sunday, April 3
at 8 p.m. on CBS. The Academy of
Country Music and Great American
Country (GAC) opened up the top
new artists categories this year and
are letting the fans decide who will
win. Fans are asked to get online
and vote through VoteACM.com or
GACtv.com/ACM.
The ACM Awards will be held at
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in
Las Vegas.


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Alice May stays busy making quilts. She has just finished this wed-
ding cake quilt. She handpainted all the pictures.


Log Cabin filters


home safe thanks to our driver, Ka-
thie, and our Lord. We also want to
thank Percilla and Marylyn who kept
the Museum open for us.
Our bus is almostfull. If you want
to go on February 15 to the fair, call
493-2801. The cost is $23 each. We
will be leaving Chiefland at 7:00 a.m.
and Williston at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday lunch was corn chowder,
chicken salad, spaghetti, noodles,
chili, eggs, donuts, chocolate pie,
brownies, cherry pie and so much
more.
Winnelle Home


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, January 27, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum.
SWe- are trying to get rid of some
clothes so we will be taking some to.
Gainesville and other places.
Pat, Lois, Alliene, Toni, Laura, Ka-
thie and I traveled to Tampa on Tues-
day to judge quilts and crafts entered
in the State Fair.
It's always a fun day; but on the
way back home, we had to stop in
Crystal River as the weather was so
bad. We found out that it was even
worse further south. We did get


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Now a td 7tke
By Carrie A. Mizell


When I was a kid I thought riding
on the back of a garbage truck would
be a dream job. Crusising through
town and seeing all the treasure peo-
ple throw away...I mean, could it get
any better than that?
As I got older my idea of the per-
Sfect job changed, thankfully.
I never will forget the day my
'babysitter Amie Malloy Guthrie let
me watch Steel Mag-
nolias. I just knew
after watching Shelby
Eatenton Latcherie's
plight that I was
meant to be a pediat-
ric nurse, so I could
love on babies all day,
every day.
I was in college
pursuing a degree
in special education
before the oh so familiar newspaper
bug bit me with a vengeance. That
was it for me.
I can honestly say that there are
days when I hate my job.
I can hardly stand covering trag-
edies. They break my heart, even
now, eight years after I wrote my
first newspaper article. I also want
to run screaming from the Journal
every time my boss and I have a dif-
ference of opinion, but I manage not
to. Maybe because he's also my dad
and I know I would just see him later
Sat the house.
Thankfully the number of days I
love my job far outweigh the awful

LGREA news
Submitted
Fourteen members of the Levy/
Gilchrist Retired Educators Associa-
tion met at Akins Restaurant during
the month of January 2011. Special
guests included Diane Clifton, Tax
consultant and Paul Conley, FREA
representative.
Tax information that was shared
included a handout regarding the fol-
lowing: income situations, deduction
situation, filing requirements, state
retirement, social security benefits,
qualified plans, investment income,
and medical and charitable deduc-
tions.
Paul Conley gave the group an
update of FREA activities and vig-
orously encouraged nominations for
scholarships to be submitted by Feb-
ruary 15, 2011. The meeting was
adjourned and a delicious lunch was
enjoyed by all.
The next unit meeting will be held
at the Senior Center in Trenton on


days. I love meeting new people and
experiencing different things, like
the time I got to go gator hunting in
the Okefenokee Swamp with a sure
enough Georgia alligator trapper, or
the time I got to ride in the lifeflight
helicopter. Amazing opportunities!
Who in the world other than a news-
paper reporter gets to do all that free
of charge?
Monday is going
to be one of those
really, really good
days. And I am so
excited about it,
I thought I would
give everyone a
Little sneak peek.
Just in time for a
Valentine's Day
feature, I am going
to interview Chef
Linda who operates her business Lin-
da's Simply Delightful Confections
out of the Crystal Ice House on Main
Street.
Did you know there is a chocolatier
in Trenton? I had no idea until recent-
ly when I had the opportunity to taste
several of Chef Linda's chocolates.
Oh my, were they good!
I am so looking forward to watch-
ing Chef Linda make chocolates on
Monday, and possibly sampling just
one or two, or 10!
So if you spot me rolling down
Main Street next week, you will
know why. This reporter got a jump
start on Valentine's Day!

February 21, 2011, during which time
the focus will be on Black History.
Hostesses will be Rosa Rutledge and
Delia Long. Potential and current
retired educators are encouraged and
solicited to attend and join.
Delia M. Long
LGREA Reporter


Spring Ridge VFD's
pancake breakfast

The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to their next
monthly pancake breakfast at its fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 5, and run until at least 10:00
a.m. All residents of the northeast
Gilchrist County area and surround-
ing communities are invited to at-
tend.
At this month's breakfast, rep-
resentatives from the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry will' be on hand


Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.155ft. -0.492 ft. 2.717 ft. 0.565 ft.
Feb 3, 11 1:26 AM 8:33 AM 2:39 PM 8:32 PM
Fri 3.112 ft. -0.362 ft. 2.804 t. 0.401 ft.
Feb 4, 11 2:04 AM 8:59 AM 3:01 PM 9:07 PM
Sat 3.027 ft. -0.204 ft. 2.889 ft. 0.265 ft.
Feb 5, 11 2:41 AM 9:24 AM 3:22 PM 9:41 PM
Sun 2.901 ft. -0.025ft. 2.968 ft. 0.161 ft.
Feb 6, 11 3:18 AM 9:49 AM 3:45 PM 10:15 PM
Mon 2.733 ft. 0.176 ft. 3.034 ft. 0.102 ft.
Feb 7, 11 3:55 AM 10:14 AM 4:08 PM 10:52 PM
Tue 2.522 ft. 0.407 ft. 3.066 ft. 0.094 ft.
Feb 8, 114:36 AM 10:41 AM 4:35 PM 11:32 PM
Wed 2.274 ft. 0.672 ft. 3.054ft.
Feb 9, 11 5:22 AM 11:11 AM 5:06 PM
Apogee: 2/6 6:00 PM


Lt---r to theEdi-tor


Submitted
This is one of the hardest letters
I have ever had to write. My time
spent working for the veterans of
Gilchrist County has been one of
the most rewarding experiences I
have ever had. While it has been
one of a feeling of great accom-
plishment it also is one of sorrow in
departing such a great community.
As of Thursday, February 3, 2011,
I will be moving on to serve the
veterans of Alachua County. I have
been fortunate to meet and make
lifetime professional and personal
friendships here. I cannot properly
express my feelings of gratitude for
the overwhelming support for our
veterans.
The most outstanding item that I
can identify is the manner in which
the Gilchrist County citizens love
and support those who have served
their country through military ser-
vice. The local newspapers have
been most supportive of any and
all events and endeavors related to
veterans.
The Board of County Commis-
sioners have supported me in every
way possible. The school board


has seen that our children are be-
ing educated on our rich military
history and have worked with me
on numerous occasions. I can go
on and on about different organiza-
tions and people who have made
my representation of veterans the
most rewarding experience that it
has been but I would surely leave
someone out.
The bottom line to my comments
to you is that I have always felt
most welcome by this community
and am proud to have had the op-
portunity to serve. While the search
for a new service officer is ongoing,
it is without a doubt one of the most
rewarding jobs that a veteran could
have. It was entirely my pleasure to
have served, and I encourage you
to continue to educate our children
and take care of our veterans. It is
with love and best wishes to this
wonderful community that I thank
you from the bottom of my heart.
Without the service of our mili-
tary, we would not have the rights
and privileges granted to us as free
Americans. May God continue to
bless this wonderful county.
Major L. Stroupe


Chamber Connection


Submitted
The Gilchrist County Education
Foundation 2011 Walk-a-thon--
Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 9:30
a.m. at the Gilchrist County Court-
house. For information, call Tiffany
at 463-3244.
Business and Economic Develop-
ment Workshop--Monday, February
7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of County
Commissioners meeting facility lo-
cated at 210 South Main Street in
Trenton.
Gilchrist County Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee meeting--Febru-
ary 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Bell Community
Center. Please plan to attend our
monthly meeting. Find out informa-
tion on upcoming 2nd Amendment
Day. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic; non-members may attend. Bring
a friend.
4 Pets Sake Benefit Breakfast--
Saturday, February 12 at 8 a.m.-10:30
a.m. at the Bell Community Center.
Cost of breakfast is donation by cash
or check. For information, call 221-
3174 or 507-1247.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's 2nd
Annual Chili Cook-off and Lun-
cheon--Friday, February 25; Lun-
cheon 11:30-1:30. Chili entries drop


to answer any questions you may
have regarding outdoor burning.
Take this opportunity to get critical
answers and information you need to
help manage your rural property.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of February
and every month.


Senior Center News

February is the "Love Month." Let
someone that you care about know
that you love them.
Emory Philman's Exercise Class-
es will continue on Monday and
Wednesday mornings from 10:30 til


The Closing Of The Lid
(Kent Heaton)


With a brilliant sun beaming its warm rays of sunshine
through a sparse stand of trees and a somewhat chilling
wind blowing softly through the marble monuments, a
small band of family and friends gathered for the funeral
of a loved one. She was a sister, a mother, a grandmother,
an aunt and a friend. Words of comfort would be said
between two solemn hymns of praise. Tears would fall,
hearts filling with sadness and a family would mourn the
passing of one who took such a large place in their lives.
Before the service would begin a final act would take
place. It was remarkable and unexpected yet as common
as the occasion for which the family gathered. The
flowers were gathered from off the casket and the linen
folds were neatly tucked inside. With no fanfare or
trumpets blowing it happened. A right hand took hold of
the lid while the left had reached over to unhinge the
lever and allow the lid to close. Quietly and softly the lid
was brought to touch the casket and it was done.
A life of three score and ten was done. All of the
trappings of life with the beginning cry of a child's voice
so long ago was now gone in the midst of a closed
treasury. Words of memory would now take the place of
the voice, and hands that toiled would lie in repose while
the hands of the family would continue to build their
lives. It was a brief moment unnoticed by all but so
final, so complete.
"Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life? For you are a mist that appearsfor a
little time and then vanishes" (James 4:14). How soon
life is complete and the lid will close. A simple act and a
final act. Unnoticed but realized in its finality. The great
challenge of living is to remember that we are dying.


This does not bring sorrow but rather clarity and
understanding to the things that matter most in living.
Why would the wise man exhort his readers that it "is
better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the
house offeasting"? (Ecclesiastes 7:2). He answers the
question with the certainty that "this is the end of all
mankind. Our end is the closing of the lid.
Death is unknown and feared by most men. For the
disciple of Christ there is no fear in death, and the
questions about death are known. Jesus Christ faced
death with courage because He knew what was coming
after death. "From that time Jesus began to show to His
disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer
many things from the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day"
(Matthew 16:21). Don't focus on the suffering part of
that verse look at the end resurrection!
When the child of God sees how God raised His Son
from the dead then we have the answer to death and why
it is not to be feared. The answer to death is found in
Christ because He defeated death and took away its
power (Romans 6:9-10). The hope of death is the
promise of life after death (Romans 5:21).
The Lord will return one day with His angels, and all
that is will cease. Until that time, the lid will close often.
It may be the lid will close for us. The question of life is
not about how we lived but about how we died when the
lid was closed. Death is the final act before life eternal or
life without God. The resurrection of Jesus is proof that
we too can be raised beyond death. Being raised in glory
is when the lid is opened forever. Are you ready to close
the lid on your life?


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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off in a crockpot between 9:30-11:00
a.m. Questions call Sgt. Anita Moore
at 463-4310.
Friday Night Antique Road-
show--March 11 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at
the Trenton Depot. Dinner and des-
sert will be available for purchase.
Appraisers for jewelry, antique furni-
ture, and collectibles will also be on
hand. Entertainment
Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old
Time Craft Festival--March 12 at 9
a.m.-4 p.m. in Trenton in celebration
of National Quilt Month. Over 500
quilts to view.
Trenton High School Quar-
terback Club 11th Annual Gold
Scramble--Saturday, March 26 at
Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
Registration 8 a.m. Shotgun start at
8:30 a.m. Cash prizes and door priz-
es. Entry fee:3-Man Scramble $50
each or $150/team. Includes 18 holes
of golf and lunch after completion of
play. If your organization would like
to sponsor a hole, call Bill Deen 222-
7444 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gilchrist County Woman's Club
Cookbooks-- on sale now at the
Gilchrist County Courthouse or from
Woman's club members for $20 each
or 2 for $30.


12. He has also added Tuesday and
Thursday classes at the same time
and to be held at the Cruse Center on
Hwy. 129 north of Bell.
Our new Crochet Classes have
been increased to also take in knitting
and other hand work. Come and join
us Monday afternoons from 1-3.
A new Drawing and Painting Class
has been added to our calendar and
will meet every Thursday from 1-3 at
the Trenton Senior Center.
Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. ---
Free bus to Wal-Mart and lunch fol-
lowing when we return to the Center.
Friday, February 11, from 9-12,
the First Annual Senior Health Fair
will be sponsored by Palms Medical
Group. There will be many tests per-
formed at no charge; also, you will
get a bag full of "goodies" to take
home. Following the Health Fair, a
pizza, soda, and ice cream lunch will
be served. Let's all do our best to
make this a huge success.
Friday, February 18 and 25, Bar-
bara will be moving her Free Bingo
Party from Wednesday afternoon to
Friday morning 10-12.


Lottery Numbers
Wednesday,
January 26
Lotto Drawing:
7-18-19-23-35-52/Xtra:3
No winner of the $2 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
58 at $2,492.00
4-Digit Winners
1,697 at $71.50
3-Digit Winners:
36,548 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
0-2-2-9
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
4-3-1-0
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
1-2-3
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
4-7-8

Saturday
January 29
Lotto Drawing:
12-17-19-20-33-37/Xtra:4
No winners of the $4 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
35 at $5,704.50
4-Digit Winners:
2,459 at $64.50
3-Digit Winners:
51,193 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
5-5-0-8
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
9-8-7-4
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
2-3-8
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
4-9-9


COOKING AND..
COOKING AND


A few warm days and I have it...
Spring Fever. Yep, I have it bad. The
sad thing is Spring is actually 45 days
away.
Allie Claire, Gus and I hit the door
running "Outside" on Monday. They
must ask me to go "Outside" about
50 times a day.
This week we started a new proj-
ect, a camellia garden under the huge
canopy of our ancient live oak in the
side yard. This project got underway
when my mother mentioned that she
had to relocate some camellias in
her yard. I was quick to suggest that
I relocate them to a new location in
my yard. These a special plants be-
cause she rooted them. My mom has
the greenest thumb I know. Through
the years she has taken old rose cut-
tings from everywhere she has ever
traveled. She merely takes a little
clipping and wraps it in a damp pa-
per towel, newspaper or napkin, and
the next thing you know she has a
beautiful rose bush. She always has a
small pocket knife on her car key ring
that she uses to snip a cutting. Well,
it turns out that she has also snipped
camellia cuttings from here and there
through the years.
As I dug big wide holes for our six
new camellia shrubs on Monday, our
grandchildren each had a little garden
shovel and they were helping Me-Me
dig and water our new shrubs. Oh
what a fun time we had.
If you ride around Trenton in the
older parts of town, you will see many
old camellias in bloom now. In the
past few years I have begun to really
appreciate them because they bloom
when nothing else does, and once you
have them established they take very
little care. If that isn't enough reason
to like them, there is also the fact
that they are just a pretty as they can
be. Once established, camellias will
grow and bloom for years and years.
So as far as I am concerned they are
well worth the effort.
This is the time of year when plant
nurseries have camellias in stock.
After doing a little research in several


Southern gardening books, I learned
a little and thought I would share it.
Camellias like well-drained soil
rich in organic material; slight acid
soil is best. Don't plant camellias'
trunk base below soil line. Keep roots
cool with 2 inches of mulch. When
planting, dig hole two foot wider than
root ball. Water well when planting
and water each week until well estab-
lished and then once a week in dry
weather.
Young camellias can be fertilized
with 12-4-8 or 10-10-10 but be sure
these fertilizers have minor elements.
From what I read the4 will benefit
from old cow manure also. The book
suggested that you fertilize around
the first part of March, again the first
part of May and the final time the first
part of July. If you have older estab-
lished camellias that you are main-
taining, you might choose 4-8-8 fer-
tilizer which will maintain them well
but will not make them grow bigger.
Everything I read recommended that
you not over fertilize, so take it easy
when applying and water well after-
ward.




1/3 cup fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cloves minced garlic
Cajun seasoning of choice
Meat
1 pound flank steak
2 sweet onions, sliced
2 green bell peppers, cut in strips
6 flour tortillas
Combine lime juice, 4 tablespoons
of oil, soy sauce, garlic and season-
Sing. Pour over steak and chill covered
for 4 hours. Remove steak from mari-
nade and let come to room tempera-
ture. Grill steak over hot charcoal to
desired doneness, which at our house
would be 4-5 minutes per side. Saute
onion and peppers in 2 tablespoons of
oil until just tender. Serve steak and
vegetables rolled in warm tortillas.


Free health screenings at Trenton

Senior Center's Health Fair


Submitted
Trenton Senior Center is hosting
its first Health Fair on Friday, Febru-
ary 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at 1439
SW County Road 307A. This event,
sponsored by Palms Medical Group,
is free and open to the public.
Attendees will have the opportu-
nity to receive free health screenings
for hearing, blood glucose, weight,
oxygen level and blood pressure. So-
cial Security representatives, SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs of


Elders), Haven Hospice, Gentiva
Health Service, OMNI Home Care,
Center for Independent Living, Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center and
others will be on site to provide infor-
mation and answer questions about
their services.
Hungry Howie's of Trenton and
Palms Medical Group will be provid-
ing a free pizza lunch to attendees.
For more information, call Palms
Medical Group at 352-463-4529 or
visit www.palmsmg.org.


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Submitted
Lauren Kathryn Hudson has
achieved the distinct honor of be-
ing placed on the Fall 2010 Dean's
List at University of Florida. This
honor signifies hard work in earn-
ing 12 or more credits and having a
grade point average of 3.70. Lau-
ren took 14 hours and maintained a
4.00 grade point average. Students
on the Dean's list have displayed
the motivation and talent necessary
to achieve a degree of academic ex-
cellence.
Lauren is a 2008 graduate of Bell
High School where she received the
honor of being the class Salutatorian.
She has received her A.A. degree
from Lake City Community College
and is now attending the University
of Florida where she is working on
getting her bachelors degree in Food
Science with a minor in Chemistry.
Lauren will be studying abroad this


Submitted
On the evening of Saturday, Janu-
ary 15, Otter Springs Park and Camp-
ground hosted the musically world
renowned couple Dick Staber and
Judith Chasnoff, better known as the
group "Staber and Chasnof." The
duo performed Bluegrass and Gospel
music at the Spring House Lodge in
the park for everyone to enjoy and
tap their foot along to the tune. The
indoor concert, attended by over 60


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guests, provided great entertainment
and fun for all ages.
For two weekends in March, Ot-
ter Springs will bring back the Ber-
baums, who were a big hit at the park
during Thanksgiving weekend. We
are looking forward to more fun folk
and fiddle music!
For more information, call (352)
463-0800, visit www.ottersprings.
com or check out our Facebook
page.


Happy Birthday wishes to Daniel
Pridgeon, Chuck Williams, Jeremy
Lawrence, Hoss Adkins, Tonya Wig-
gins, Tyler Lukas Williams, and
Shannon Smith on February 3; Clint
Smith, Gary Lee Hatfield, Norman
Czamiak, and Patrick Castor on
February 4; Della Aylor, Charlotte
Kearney, and Benjamin Colson on
February 5; Quincey Kincaid, Gayle
Brown, John Ayers, Matthew Lang-
ford, and Dalton Parrott on February
6; Gina Colson, Tracie Home, Joey
Holder, Sr., Nicholas Turner, Jason
Barron, Louise Lee, Cecelia Wiggins
on February 7; Beverly Malloy, Lisa
Willis, Joey Holder, Jr., Kelly Rogers,
Carolyn Thomas, Stacy Adkins My-
ers, and Michael Sanchez on Febru-
ary 8; Dakota Brown, Carol Bradley,
Cheryl Roelf, Tommy Barbera, and
Jocelyn Bullington on February 9.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Den-
nis and Theresa Connatser and Rob-
ert and Kassie DeWees on February
3; Thomas and Hazel Bryant on Feb-
ruary 5; Mike and Mary Myers on
February 8; and Mr. and Mrs. David
Sutton on February 9.
Marriage applications
in Gilchrist County
William Martin Watson, II,
1/14/1975, and Ashley Danielle
Childers, 9/3/1983, both of Trenton.
4 Pets Sake news
Submitted
Don't forget about the benefit
breakfast Saturday, February 12. We
hope to see you at the Bell Commu-
nity Center; breakfast starts at 8:00
am.
Amazing, here it is February and
we're looking back at January; seems
we are in the fast lane again. If you
need more information on any events
please call 386-935-0975 or e-mail
fourpetssakel@windstream.net Just
for the love of them.


4-H'ers participate in County Events
Several 4-H clubs participated in the 4-H County Events on Saturday, January 29, at Trenton Elementary
School. There were about 160 people in attendance and about 40 kids earned at least one blue ribbon. The
4-H participants presented demonstrations, speeches, illustrated talks, and a fashion review. It was a lot of
fun. All blue ribbon winners will go on to District 4-H Events in May.


Recorded marriages in
Gilchrist County
Patrick Cody Craft, 8/7/1990, and
Shelby Charlene Kircher, 3/2/1992,
both of Trenton, were married on
1/24/2011 in Trenton by Mrs. Cyn-
thia A. Chadwick, notary public.
Taylor Cole Wilson, 4/24/1989,
and Dulcinea Elspeth Davis Richard-
son, 10/21/1987, both of Bell, were
married on 1/22/2011 in St. Augus-
tine by Rev. William H. Young.
Benjamin Russell Thomack,
6/16/1983, and Kelly Amber Kubich-
ka, 3/27/1986, both of Neenah, Wis-
consin, were married on 1/24/2011
in Miami Beach by Sarena Hos, or-
dained minister.
Ronald Larame'e, 5/5/1968, and
Anne-Marie Charron, 4/13/1980,
both of St-Ours, Canada, were mar-
ried on 1/24/2011 in Port St. Lucie by
Callie Richter, notary public.


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Certified Public Accountant

(352) 463-9414


- Over 15 years of experience -


Services provided include:
Tax Preparation and Planning for Corporations,
Partnerships, and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
QuickBooks Consulting
Payroll Services and Monthly Accounting

Office located at the corner of NE 5th Street and SR-26 in Trenton
Appointments Preferred -


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Gilchrist County Health & Wellness Committee
Presents
"Healthy Habits, Healthy Lives"
5 Week Walking Challenge

THE CHALLENGE
Start your 5 week fitness program by supporting the Gilchrist County
Education Foundation with its annual event.
Kick off the 5 week challenge at 9:30 am February 5th at the Gilchrist
County Courthouse.
Challenge your family, friends, workmates and church family to commit
to 5 weeks of focus on Health and Wellness!
HOW IT WORKS
Begin by recruiting at least 4 co-workers, neighbors, family or church
members. Assign a team captain and decide on a team name.
Don't have a team? Participate in an individual category.
Prizes will be awarded for:
Most Team Steps
Most Individual Steps
Top Weight Loss
Top Percentage Weight Loss
Register at the Education Walk beginning at 8:30 am
or by calling 352-463-3120 ext 114
*A limited number of pedometers will be given out on a first come first
serve basis
THE REWARD
Increased Energy, Vitality and Health
A Spirit of Community Support
Prizes for Top Achievers

SPONSORED BY:
Gilchrist County Health and Wellness Committee


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SRWMD Governing
Board Meetings
On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquar-
ters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, Florida
32060.
The meeting is to consider District


business and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land acquisition
matters. A workshop willfollow the
Governing Board meeting.
On Monday, February 21,2011 at 1
p.m., a Governing Board teleconfer-
ence meeting will-be held at District
Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida.
All meetings, workshops, and
hearings are open to the public.


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The track has been moved around,
running east to west.
Saturday, February 5
Gates will open 2 pm
Racing starts at 6 pm
Admission is $10 (12 & under free)
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Jieart Matters
By Angie Land


Submitted
"Sorry, we already have other
plans..." Ever used that excuse to get
out of something you really didn't
want to do? The problem with those
well-worn excuses is that they are
barely believable...even on the rare
occasion they might actually be true.
Sometimes our reason for using an
Excuse is to spare someone's feelings,
but more often we just aren't willing
to be honest. Webster's dictionary
defines an excuse as "something of-
fered as grounds for being excused;
an expression of regret for' failure
to do something." Excuses come in
every variety and we seem to have a
never ending supply...but just in case
we have overused our favorites and
need some new material, there is now
a host of websites loaded with excus-
es cataloged for every occasion!
In Luke 14:15-24, the Bible re-
Scords a parable Jesus taught that has
- great insight concerning the futility
of our excuses:
"A certain man was preparing
a great banquet and invited many
guests. At the time of the banquet he
sent his servant to tell those who had
been invited, 'Come, for everything
is now ready.' But they all alike be-
gan to make excuses..."
It is amazing that the Bible was
written so long ago, yet the excuses
used in Jesus' parable are the same
ones we keep offering...the first ex-
cuse: Our stuff...(vs.18) "I have just
bought a field, and must go and see
it." Makes you wonder where he
thought it would go? The second ex-
cuse: our jobs...(vs. 19) "I have just
bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on
my way to try them out..." Again,
if they are already paid for, did the
new owner think someone else would
plow his field for him before he could
do it? The third excuse: our family...
(vs. 20) Still another said, "I just got
married, so I can't come." This one
really puzzles me...what newlywed
would want her husband to turn down
dinner out?
The trouble with relying on an ex-
cuse to justify our behavior is that
even a legitimate explanation often
"excuses" us from dealing with real
issues. For example: A family mem-
ber offends us, so instead of trying to
resolve the problem, we continually
find an excuse not to attend family
gatherings where they will be pres-


ent. The honest truth is that we don't
want to forgive the person and recon-
cile the situation...after all, not one
of us ever needs an excuse to do what
we really want to do!
One other result of using excuses
to justify our behavior is that we tend
to blame others. Problem at work?
Blame the boss or a co-worker. Prob-
lem with your children? Blame the
teacher or the coach. Problem with
God? Blame the church. This might
temporarily shift the responsibility
from our lap, but the problems re-
main. In reality, blaming others is a
waste of precious time that could be
spent figuring out a solution. That be-
ing said, the next time we are tempt-
ed to make up an excuse or blame
others for a problem, let's check first
to see if we need to be honest with
ourselves and accept responsibility
for our part...
Because Every Heart Matter
Angie


Evening of Bluegrass
Submitted
The Dixie County Historical Soci-
ety will be hosting another evening
of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel
music for your enjoyment on Sat-
urday, February 5, 2011, at the Old
Town Elementary School Audito-
rium located at SR 349 and CR 55A.
There will be other bands performing
as well. The music will start at 6 p.m.
and will finish when the music stops.
Admission is free so bring the family
and enjoy.


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2877
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor

STewis et a e4 aL

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
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth. net www. backtobethel. org


352-463-2028


WE WELCOME YOU TO

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (BC)
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WOR HIP .......................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY. CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: KENNY GAINEY
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"



4 First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brin-s Blessin..s"


Pastor
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Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
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(Church NewsJ

Ice cream social
for missions

Submitted
Come and enjoy our annual Ice
Cream Social on Sunday, February 6,
from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Al-
ban's Episcopal Church. The church
is located five miles north of Wal-
Mart on Rt. 19. Sugar free ice cream
and cake is also available.
Tickets are available at the door for
a $2 donation for adults and $1 do-
nation for children. Proceeds will be
used to purchase an animal (camel)
for a Third World Country. We wel-
come you to ask us about this.

F.A.I.T.H.H. van
visit
The F.A.I.T.H.H. mobile food pan-
try will be in Bell at the Clubhouse
behind City Hall on February 10,
2011, at 9:45 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the
Catholic Charities Bureau,. Inc.,
Gainesville Regional Office. For
more information, please call Debbie
Long, Program Coordinator at 352-
372-0294.

Suwannee River Shrine
Club country breakfast
Submitted
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
will have their monthly all you can
eat country breakfast on Satur-
day, February 5, 7-10:30 a.m. The
menu includes eggs, grits, pancakes,
sausage, bacon, sausage gravy, po-
tatoes, coffee, tea and orange juice
for a $6 donation. The clubhouse is
located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on Hwy. 26. The public is
invited.


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The First Baptist Church's teenagers stopped by to sing the Happy Birithday song with the Philman
Band.

Happy New Year? No! Happy Birthday!


Each month, we take a day out to
celebrate the birthdays of the resi-
dents that have grown a year older
here at Ayers Health and Rehabilita-
tion Center, but it is not without the
help of the many volunteer organiza-
tions that take turns making it a huge
success! So on the 4th Wednesday of
the month we have a Birthday Bash!
This month's proud sponsors were
First Baptist of Trenton Seekers
Class. They carried in an enormous
birthday cake, with each resident's
name neatly decorated on it, loads of
gifts, and of course smiles for every-
one!
Oh, and don't forget the entertain-
ers! The Philman Band is always
ready and waiting to croon us with
their melodies, and this month the
high school age children from First
Baptist of Trenton came and sang the


January 31, 2011

Notice To:
Melody C. Bull 206 NE 6th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Ivan W. Easterly 7379 SW 70th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
James E. McGee 903 NW 2nd Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693
Michael L. Perry 2270 NE 46th Circle, High Springs, Florida 32643
Troy E. Sapp 9400 SW 62nd Court, Trenton, Florida 32693

You are potentially ineligible to register to vote. After this
published date, you will have 30 days to respond, to determine
your eligibility by the Supervisor. This could result in the
removal of your name from the statewide voter registration
system. 98.075(7), F.S.

If further assistance is needed,, please contact. the Supervisor at
352-463-3194 or
1-800-471-8083.

Supervisor of Elections
Connie D. Sanchez


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
(352) 463-1562
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

Sunday School ..........................10:00 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
www.oriscillaatbell.org


Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com


,r 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.
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Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Supper 5:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m. Worship Awana 6:20 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Discipleship Teen Discipleship 4:30 p.m.,
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
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TES Pre-K celebrates

100th day of school


Pre-K students in front of their own 100 handprint banner are, left
to right on front row, Carsen, Sophia, Kinsey, Caroline, and Braley;
on second row, Lonnie, Gabe, Gaven, Aidan, Bryan, Hunter, Zibe,
Bailey, and Kenadee; on back row, Raymond, Waylon, Trace, Ca-
maron, Ryan, Traxton, Sam, Alana, Austin, and Ayden. Teachers
on left are Mrs. Christy and Mrs. Wendy, and on right are Mrs.
April and Mrs. Ashley.
Submitted We read 100 day stories, counted to
Mrs. April and Mrs. Ashley's 100, came up with 100 words, did
class along with Mrs. Christy and 100 exercises, made necklaces with
Mrs. Wendy's class recently cel- 1Q0 Fruit Loops, ate 100 snacks and
ebrated the 100th day of school. 'made 100 day projects. It was a lot
of fun.

BHS Classes of 1942-48 reunion
Submitted Restaurant in Fanning Springs from
The Bell High School Classes of 1 to 4 p.m. For additional informa-
1942-48 will have their class reunion tion, call Clyde Townsend at 386-
on February. 19 at the Lighthouse 935-1065.


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Discounts


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702


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BELL ELEMENTARY
00pm AR Afternoon
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity girls basketball Districts
>m JVB/VB basketball game vs Newberry
Varsity boys basketball Districts
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Family Reatling Night Media Center
Family Reading Night Media Center
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
Boys District Basketball at Hawthorne


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2/10 3/5pm Exploring College at FGC FGC Center, Bell
(R'\ P '. 54-4246)


Birding T
Tour
Submitted
Our birding
tour this month is scheduled for Mon-
day, February 7. We will be meeting
at Gail's Cafe in Old Town at 8:30
a.m. for a brief breakfast get-togeth-
er. Gail's is located on the South side
of Hwy 19 at CR 349, in the Hitch-
cock's shopping center. Please get
there no later than 9 a.m.
We will be heading South on CR
349 to tour Salt Creek Road, a two-
mile extension off of the Dixie Main-
line. Then we will proceed to Shired
Island where we should see lots of
shore birds.
We have some keen observers and
some newbies, so bring your binocu-
lars and walking shoes. Call Joyce
at 352/498-2886 for any questions or
if the weather looks iffy, and we may
decide to cancel.



World War II
Veterans
Submitted
All WW II veterans are invited to
attend the meeting at Akins Bar-B-Q
and Grill, 1160 S. Main Street in Bell
on Thursday, February 10, at 11:30
a.m. Bring your spouse or a fellow
veteran and join the camaraderie.
Our deepest sympathy to Ruby
Duke on the loss of her husband of
60 years, Ed Duke. Ed served in the
Navy in World War II, and was a very
special person.
Hope to see you at Akins. If you
have any questions call Virginia
Lewis 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvors-
en 352-542-7697.


It's OK to
Submitted by Ricky Pinna, Bell Mid-
dle, 8th Grade Gifted Student
It is ok to be an orange in the mid-
dle of an apple orchard. Dr. Patricia
Gatto-Walden, PhD described per-
fectly how it feels to be a gifted stu-
dent at the Gifted Parent Workshop
this past Saturday, January 24th, held
at Trenton High School.
This workshop was made possible
from a grant sponsored by WOGI
(Working on Gifted Issues). This
grant was written by Tiffany Vun-
Cannon, Special Programs Teacher
on Assignment, for Gilchrist County
Schools and included parents from
the Tri-County area of Gilchrist,
Levy, and Dixie counties. Dr. Patty,
as she likes to be called, is a nation-
ally recognized licensed psycholo-
gist who has worked with thousands


BHS Girls weightlifting team
The Bell High School girls weightlifting team members are, back, 4th row, Sarah Ford, Desiree Holstein,
Shelby Langford, Sarah Sundberg, Danielle Holstein, Brooke Hilliard; 3rd row, Miranda Rawlins, Olivia
Lee, Lacie Crawford, Nadia Kresovic, Erin Hurst; 2nd row, Kristen Dennis, Courtney Diamond, Kristin
Williams, Megan Carlisle, Amanda Dennis, Natasha Dahlgren, 1st row, Emily Hodge, Amber Kimbril,
Brianna Bays, Danielle Anderson, and Savannah Burgess. Not pictured is Brianna Mercier.


be an orange in the middle of an apple orchard
of gifted and profoundly gifted chil-
dren, adolescents, and adults for 'T : .
more than 30 years. So when she
talked I listened! She believes that a
home life, education, and counseling
of the gifted must include the mind,
heart, body, and social self in order
to attain contentment and balance in
everyday life.
Why do we get bored easily in
school? She likened us to a 250
channel television. Most school
lessons are delivered to a 3 channel
television. We get it the first time
and then we still have 247 channels
which don't pay attention.
She gave parents some practical
advice to use technology to motivate From left to right: Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden, Ricky Pinna, and Mrs.
gifted children. To get the monoto- Pam Pinna
nous chore of garbage done, she said, caught up in perfectionism that the orchard. I am just going to find an,
to have their child set their alarm on job doesn't get done--but, to strive orange grove to hang out in!
their phone, computer, or Mp3 play- for excellence in everything I do! For more information, go to: www.
ers to remind them to do this daily It's ok to be an orange in an apple PatriciaGatto-Walden.com.
chore. To help with our "multipoten-
tialities" or interests, she suggested
that parents seek out programs at lr EXPERIENCED RELIABLE
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Seventy percent of gifted kids are 24-7
introverts, so I hope my mom listened Hrs
to her advice and will stop interrogat-
ing me the minute I get home from a Kory Wade, Agent Fabian Lamenta, Temp. Agent
stressful day at school. We will both In-House Financing Available
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Dr. Patty advised me not to be so


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Obituaries


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Vina O. Hill Hodge Pittman Benjamin Franklin Woods, Sr.


Mrs. Vina 0. Hill
Hodge Pittman
Mrs. Vina O. Hill Hodge Pittman,
age 95, of Trenton passed away on
January 25, 2011. She was born on
March 8, 1915, in Bell to Thomas
and Mattie Hill. She was of the Je-
hovah Witness faith. She worked for
many years as a foster grandparent
for the school systems. She moved
to Trenton 17 years ago from Gaines-
ville. She enjoyed fishing, gardening,
puzzle books, and being outdoors.
She was a loving mother.
She is preceded in death by her
parents; brothers, Thomas and Willie
Hodge and sister, Shirley Dong.
She is survived by her son, Travis
Hodge; daughters, Nadine Stoke and
Minnie Pearl Hodge.
Visitation was held on January 29,
2011, at Knauff Funeral Home in
Chiefland. The Funeral service fol-
lowed immediately with Minister
Don Christensen officiating. Inter-
ment was at Trenton City Cemetery
in Trenton. The family asks in lieu
of flowers that donations be made to
Haven Hospice or your favorite char-
ity.
Arrangements are under the care of
Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.


Veterans Service

News

The Department of the Treasury
announced a new rule that will ex-
tend the safety and convenience
of electronic payments to millions
of Americans and phase out paper
checks for federal benefits by March
1,2013.
On that date, VA will stop issu-
ing paper checks. People who do not
have electronic payments for their
federal benefits by that time will re-
ceive their funds via a pre-paid debit
card.
Another deadline affects people
receiving VA's compensation or pen-
sions for the first time after May 1,


Mr. Benjamin Franklin
Woods, Sr.
Mr. Benjamin Franklin Woods, Sr.
of Old Town passed away Saturday,
January 29, 2011, at North Florida
Regional Hospital. He was 79.
Mr. Woods was born in Perry to
Virgil and Pearl Woods. He was a
carpenter in Lakeland, moving to
Old Town in 1998. He was a 41 year
member of the Carpenters Union, Lo-
cal 140 of Tampa, and a member of
the Suwannee River Baptist Church.
'Mr. Woods enjoyed gardening and
building and playing with his dog,
Lady.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Virgil and Pearl Woods;
stepson, Aaron Roberson; brothers,
Byron, Bilford, B.J., Burton and
Barney Woods; and sister, Beaulah
Phillips.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma
Woods of Old Town; sons, Bo Woods,
Jr. of Lakeland, and B.J. (Cheryl)
Woods of Lakeland; daughters, Deb-
ra Singleton, Carolan Hall and Diane
(Ken) Strong, all of Old Town; step-
daughters, Olivia (Bill) Davis, Lori
Roberson, Simone Johnson and An-
gie Robeson, all of Lakeland; sisters,
Betty Lou Woodson of Ft. Myers,
and Bea Granger of Pauline, South
Carolina; 28 grandchildren, 37 great
grandchildren and his faithful dog,
Lady.
A funeral service was held Tues-
day, February 1, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
at Suwannee River Baptist Church
with Rev. Bobby Lindsey officiating.
A visitation was held at the church
one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.


2011. Those people will automatical-
ly receive the benefits electronically.
For more information or to change
VA benefits to direct deposit, visitw-
ww.GoDirect.org or call 1-800-827-
1000.
Major L. Stroupe
Veterans Service Officer


AARP driving

class

Florida is a mandated State and any
insurance company doing business in
Florida must give a discount to those
completing an AARP Safe Driving
Course. The course is open to all 50
and older. Contact your agent for
discount amounts. Update yourself
to earn a discount and get newly en-
acted motor vehicle and- traffic laws.
Course fee is $12 for AARP members
and $14 all others. Call.the listed in-
'structor below to register.
The next course will be held in
Levy County on February 22, at Cap-
ital City Bank, North Young Blvd. in
Chiefland at 9:00 a.m. Call Linda
Cochran at 352-493-1742.


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land transactions
Anita D. Ross to Doris Garrison,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Campsite
56 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1, on
1/24/2011.
D.A.M. Properties LLP to Thomas
Lynn Brady and Joyce Ann Brady,
warranty deed, $12,000.00, Lot 141-
E Pines Estates, on 1/24/2011.
Terrapointe LLC to David K. Wise
and Cynthia J. Wise, special warranty
deed, $66,700.00, on 1/26/2011.
Rayonier Forest Resources LP
to David K. Wise and Cynthia J.
Wise, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
1/26/2011.
Terrapointe LLC to Antonio Ro-
mano and Shana C. Romano, spe-
cial warranty deed, $58,800.00, on
1/26/2011.
Rayonier Forest Resources LP to
Antonio Romano and Shana C. Ro-
mano, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
1/26/2011.
Jeffrey Lynn Wiley and Deborah J.
Wiley to Joslyn W. Daignault Trustee
and Gilchrist County Land Trust, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 1/26/2011.
Donald W. Roberts Trustee and
Dorothy Jane Roberts Trustee to Wil-
liam D. Popp and Robin E. Popp,
quit claim deed, $20,000.00, on
1/27/2011.
Rayonier Inc. f/k/a ITT Rayonier
Incorporated to Terrapointe LLC,
quit claim deed-oil, gas, and mineral
rights, $10.00, on 1/27/2011.
Rayonier Inc. f/k/a ITT Rayonier
Incorporated to Rayonier Forest
Resources LP, quit claim deed-oil,
gas, and mineral rights, $10.00, on
1/27/2011.
Rayonier Forest Resources LP f/
k/a Rayonier Forest Resources LP to
Robert R. Carroll and Lori T. Carroll
Co-Trustees U/A dated June 4, 2010,
special warranty deed, $69,326.00,
on 1/27/2011.
Melanie Paige Bryant to Paul Bry-
ant and Ara Bryant, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Part of Lot 3 J.E. Thomas Es-
tates, on 1/27/2011.
Jacquelyn M. Creighton, Mar-
ian L. Mills Revocable Trust, and
Jacqueline M. Creighton to Laurie
Nazworth, general warranty deed,
$47,570.00, Lot 9 Block E Two Riv-
ers Estates Unit 2, on 1/28/2011.
Arthur L. Dragon and Kathryn Ann
Dragon to Arthur L. Dragon Trustee,
Kathryn Ann Dragon Trustee, and
the Arthur L. Dragon and Kathryn
Ann Dragon Revocable Living Trust,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 5 Block 3
Spring Ridge Subdivision Unit 3, on
1/28/2011.
Linda S. Singletary and Martin F.
Singletary to BMW Holdings Inc.
and Akers Investments LLC, quit
claim deed, $52,638.82, Lot 148
Pines Estates, on 1/28/2011.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2011-DR-0013
KRISTINA L. BELLOTTIE
Petitioner
and
JONATHAN BELLOTTIE
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: JONATHAN BELLOTTIE
204 SE DOWNING DRIVE
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on KRISTINA
BELLOTTIE, whose address is 2490
NW 30TH STREET, BELL, FL 32619
on or before February 17, 2011, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON,
FL 32693, before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Family
Law Form 12.915).. Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
(SEAL)
Dated 1-14-11
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub: January 20, 27 and February 3 and
10, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2010-CA-0117
FARM CREDITOFNORTH FLORIDA,
ACA, AS AGENT/NOMINEE FOR
ITSELF AND ITS WHOLLY OWNED
SUBSIDIARY, FARM CREDIT OF
NORTH FLORIDA, FLCA,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LLOYD T. DUNNAM; JANE R.
DUNNAM
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 18, 2011, and
entered in Case No. 21-2010-CA-0117,
of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, wherein FARM CREDIT OF
NORTH FLORIDA, ACA, AS AGENT/
NOMINEE FOR ITSELF AND ITS
WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY,
FARM CREDIT OF NORTH FLORIDA,
FLCA, is the PLAINTIFF, and LLOYD
T. DUNNAM AND JANE R. DUNNAM,
are the DEFENDANTS. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN
FRONT OF THE SOUTH DOORS
OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY
COURTHOUSE in GILCHRIST County,
112 S. MAIN STREET, TRENTON,
FLORIDA 32693, at 11:00 A.M. on
.FEBRUARY 21, 2011, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
A PORTION OF LOT 12-B,
LANCASTER ESTATES, A
SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED


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IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 94 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SE
CORNER OF LOT 12-B OF SAID
LANCASTER ESTATES FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID
POINT BEING AN IRON ROD;
THENCE RUN ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 12-B,
N 02034'16" W, 300.11 FEET TO
AN IRON ROD; THENCE RUN
S 86045'26" W, 270.10 FEET TO
AN IRON ROD; THENCE RUN
N 02033'35" W, 478.83 FEET TO
AN IRON ROD ON THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE
ROAD NO. 26; THENCE RUN
ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD
NO. 26, S 86043'11" W, 60.00 FEET
TO AN IRON ROD, SAID POINT
BEING ON THE WEST LINE OF
LOT 12-B; THENCE RUN ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT
12-B, S 02033'35" E, 779.46 FEET
TO AN IRON ROD MARKING
THE SW CORNER OF LOT 12-
B; THENCE RUN ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF LOT 12-B, N
86039'38" E, 330.17 FEET TO AN
IRON ROD AND THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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 PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT COUNTY CIVIL
NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT THE
FOREGOING ADDRESS OR CALL
352-486-5277 IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-
800-955-8770.
Dated: January 24, 2011
JOSEPH (JOE) W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ L. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Pub: January 27 and February 3, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5:30
p.m. in the City of Trenton Community
Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue,
Trenton, FL.-
Items included on the agenda are as
follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
1. Mr. Richard Esseck and Ms. Vidja
Hogan from Elder Options
2. Ms. Sandra Joseph, North
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council (NCFRPC) Evaluation &
Appraisal Report (EAR) update
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. Regular Meeting Minutes for Jan-
uary 11 and January 25, 2011
2. December Financial Reports and
Expenditures
F. Staff Reports
1. Code Enforcement for
January
2. Fire Department for January
3. Police Department for January
4. Public Works for January
G. Action Items
1. Hall of Fame Nominations by
Commissioners
2. Resolution 2011-01 Surety Bonds
in support of the City of Brooks-
ville
3. Audit Engagement Letter & Fees
Powell & Jones, CPA
4. Energy Efficiency Community
Block Grant (EECBG) Solar En-
ergy
5. Waste Water Treatment Plant-
maintenance & repairs
H. Discussion Items
1. Police Chief Hiring Process
2. Scheduled Joint Meeting with
County Commission
3. Project ideas for the next CDBG
grant funding cycle.
I. Board Member Requests
J. City Attorney Report
K. City Manager Report
L. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


EI


. cmllcnnrsT Lourniy


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:
RoseRed Designs
Description: Design and sell crochet
patterns
under which we are engaged in business
in Gilchrist County, Florida.
That the parties interested in said
business are:
Michele Shirley
5119 W CR 232
Bell, FL 32619
Pub. February 3, 2011

NOTICE OF LOCAL LEGISLATION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: No-
tice is hereby given of the School Board
of Gilchrist County's intent to apply to
the 2011 Session of the Florida Legis-
lature for passage of: An act relating to
Gilchrist County; authorizing The School
Board of Gilchrist County to issue bonds
to finance and refinance the construction
of educational facilities and purchase of
equipment; authorizing the school board
to issue refunding bonds and bond antici-
pation notes; requiring the school board
to pay the principal of, premium for, and
interest on such bonds out of racetrack
moneys and jai alai fronton moneys that
accrue annually to Gilchrist County and
are allocated to the school board and
from certain other moneys of the school
board; providing for the investment of the
proceeds of the sale of bonds; making the
bonds legal investments, lawful collateral
for public deposits, and negotiable instru-
ments; providing that a referendum is not
required to exercise any powers under the
act, unless required by the State Constitu-
tion; amending sections 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6,
ch. 90-467, Laws of Florida, as amended;
affirming the distribution of racetrack
moneys and jai alai fronton moneys that
accrue to Gilchrist County and are allo-
cated to the district school board and the
board of county commissioners; provid-
ing an effective date.
Gilchrist County School District
310 NW llth Avenue
Trenton, FL 32693
Pub. February 3, 2011

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist
County Board of County Commission-
ers, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida,
will hold a REGULAR MEETING on
Monday, February 7, at 1:30 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (1:30 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
1:45 p.m. Sheriff Slaughter;
Request to Upgrade Booking Area,
and Security Camera System in
Jail
2:00 p.m. Ordinance 2011-01;
Amending Impact Fee Rules
2:30 p.m. Road Department
Report
3:00 p.m. Robin Riley, PRIA;
Retirees Medicare
3:30 p.m. Ordinance 2011-02;
Diving Program
4:00 p.m. Ordinance Review
Workshop
5:30 p.m. Business and Economic
Development Workshop
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a. verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. February 3, 2011b.










Page Eight GJLCHIRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3,2011


Services


CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS: $200 NEED HELP??? House cleaning, se-
and up. 352-771-6191. nior care, sewing & mending. References
4tb,2-3-2-24 available. 386-935-6530.


[ Plants


FALL PLANTING TIME! FR
TREES: Apple, pear, plum, pe
pomegranate, nectarine, mulb
mayhaw, fig, persimmon, blueb
thornless blackberry, and gi
Camellias, and more. Allen's Nut
5124 SE Hwy-55A, Old Town. Cu
Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 9-5. 352-542-728'
352-356-0288.
tfnb,1


Hay For Sale

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, co
Bermuda, net wrapped. $35/roll b
stored. $25/roll cow hay. 386-935-1
or 386-292-2028.
8tb,12-16

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, hi
fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Co.
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola Bahia
roll. Call 352-949-0222.
tfnb,


[ For Sale

24' CENTER CONSOLE PROLI
Full transom, motor bracket, with
4-stroke Yamaha, outfitted for offs]
fishing. Bottom machine, full electron
and much more. Ready to fish. $22
obo. Call John at 352-463-7135.
tfn,:


Pets & Supplie

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Th
day, February 10. Pet-sitting availa
Call for more information. Arlene
2608.
3tb,1-27-;


Services


JIM'S PRESSURE WASH & PAINT
Residential & commercial since
1985. Lic. & Insured
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352)356-3831 (352) 498-3023
SGilchrist County Journal
Fax Service -463-7393


UIT
each,
'erry,
erry,
rape.
rsery
rrent


2tb,2-3-2-10


BABYSITTING: $10 a day, for all day.
$30 a week, for after school only. 463-
6111.
ltb,2-3

TOP-OF-THE-LINE FENCING: All
types, including fence repair. Low prices.
(352) 210-7228.
tfnb,8-12


4 or ROOFING: Metal, shingles,
repairs $99 and up. Save $$$
1-11 mates. State Lic. 1326066. 535


JERRY WILKS FILL DII
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways
astal demolition, limerock, land
a (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352)
1926 (night).

-2-3
APPLIANCE REPAIR: All b
-- maker & dishwasher installal
ghly certified techs. MC-VISA,

$35/

7-23 MOWER & CHAINSAW I
Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murra:
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin,
da. Blades for most mow
Beauchamp Saw Shof
NE: 493-4904
225
hore
nics, DIXIE MONUMENTS OLI
,500 FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-34:
349N 7 miles north of Old Ti
3-11 Crabb Church NE 512 Avenu
church) 1/2 mile on right. N
ors, size & styles of marble
to choose from in our invent
S puter specialist to assist you ii
a lasting tribute to the life of y
urs- one. Closed: Sunday & Mond.
Bible. Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm &
472- 8am-12noon or call for free al
appointment.
2-10

TIM POWELL ELECTRIC:
i stallations and repairs, license
sured. State Cert. #EC13002'
(352) 463-2155.


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CATTLE PASTURE ACREAGE: 40-
.CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. 500acres. 352-222-7142.
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LOOKING FOR ODD &
Babysitting services, car de
cleaning, etc. (352) 507-231



Trainin

Be A CNA: Day and Eve
No Diploma or GED require
Quest Training, 352-493-73


Help Wan


463-6111
FARM WORKER NEE
tfnb,5-28 have tractor experience
knowledge of farm work. (
rands, ice 4736.
:ion. EPA
352-949-
Accounting Manager Need
fnb, 12-18 Accounting Manager positic
profit Medical Office. Re
PARTS include A/P, A/R, G/L, bar
y, Sears, tion, financial reporting, a
and Hon- tion, cash flow forecasts anm
ers. as necessary. Required 3 y
ing experience, BS in Acci
organized/multi-tasker. Cor
tfn, 1-03 and benefits. Apply to Accc
ager Position, P.O. Box 640
r TwnV 32693. EOE.


ACCOUNTS RECEIVABI
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lany col- wthn aealm care killing experience.
& granite Must have 5+ year experience billing
>ry. Com- Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insur-
n creating ance for SKILLED NURSING/LONG-
our loved TERM CARE. Need to have great orga-
ay. Open: nizational abilities. Competitive salary,
Saturday great benefits and a friendly casual work
after hours culture. Send resumes to: centralbillin-
gofct@aatt.net.
tfnb,6-28 2tb,2-3-2-10

New in- PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING/
d and in- LAUNDRY RELIEF POSITION: 3
153. Call days a week (varies). Must be flexible for
days or evenings. Experience preferred.
fnb, 11-25 EOE Drug free Workplace. Ayers Health
& Rehab. Please apply at Florida Crown
Workforce, 211-B SE llth Street, Tren-
ton, FL 32693.
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*SHINGLES
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www.lancasterrealty.biz
(352) 463-9494


2/1 1 Acre SHORT SALE $99,900 #762423
4/2 1+Acre.- REDUCED $129,000 #762638
2/3 17.39 Acres BANK OWNED $199,000 #761063
3/2 5 Acres SWMH OWNER FINANCE $69,000
#761525
3/1.5 4.80 Acres SHORT SALE $139,900 #761540
3/1 .32 City Lot SHIP $87,000 #762730

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JEAN C. TROKE
Licensed Real Estate Broker


(352) 463-7075 (office)
(352) 463-7302 FAX
E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.trokerealtyinc.com


NEW LISTING-Great Horse Acreage & Home, at SW part of
Trenton: 2BR/2BA: Newer, well-constructed frame-built home, on a
fenced 5+ acre tract just outside of town. Has multiple outbuildings
(pictured with the home), including pole-barn, enclosed work area, horse
Stable & more. Perfect spot for those with some horses, yet also close to
$1 49 all area amenities-call/email for full details today...all for only
$149,900.
5-up to 10-Acre Tracts For Sale: A number of Gilchrist & Levy County acreage tracts now available -
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Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983
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(352) 493-3539 (386) 935-3357 (352) 221-2999
SF730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
IA "' Trenton, Florida 32693


RN: Part-time 3-11 needed. Weekends
only. Please apply at Tri County Nurs-
ing Home, 7280 S.W. SR-26, Trenton,
FL 32693. No phone calls please. DFWP/
EOE.
2tb,1-27-2-3


FLORIDA
GATEWAY
COLLEGE

(Formerly Lake City Community College)
BURSAR
Manage the activities of Student Financial
Services, including the student billing system,
loan collections, student financial records and
cash handling. Provide timely and accurate
billings to students and general users of the
College's services and ensure that payments and
credits are received and properly applied to
each student's account in a timely manner.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree
from a regionally accredited institution of
higher education in business, finance, or
accounting. An Associate's degree from an
accredited institution with 4 years or more
progressively responsible experience in
accounting for funds in a school or similar
office experience may substitute. Experience
with an integrated database such as Sungard
SCT Banner software. Desirable Qualifications:
Successful completion of SCT Banner Accounts
Receivable training.
Salary: $31,937 annually, plus benefits
Application Deadline: 2/16/11
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies oftranscripts.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fgc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386)754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humantrfgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment


I Help Wanted


END JOBS: GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
tailing, house Instructor, ESE Bell High School
11. Qualifications: BA Degree or higher
tfn, 11-25 from an accredited institution and Florida
Teacher Certification covering ESE.
Teacher Aide Riverside Christian
g i Academy Oualifications: High School
Diploma or equivalent. Requires one
of the following: AA degree or higher;
ning Classes. OR at least 60 college-level credits; OR
red if age 18. a passing score on an approved state test
30. (ParaPro).
4tb,2-3-2-24 Substitute Teachers Oualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
w quired. Complete application online,
ited I then contact the District office for more
ted. information.
Bus Driver Trainees/ Substitute Bus
DED: Must lDrivers Oualifications: High School
and general Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
Call 352-494-
in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Part of the training
0 prepares trainees for the driver portion of
SF the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
on for a Non tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
sponsibilitieson- tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
responsibilities Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
ik reconcilia-Pool Oualifications: Bachelor's De-
udit prepara- gree. Currently certified with Temporary
d other duties
Soter ute or Professional Certificate or formerly
ears account- certified with Professional Certificate as
hunting, high teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
mpetitive pay Once approved, highly qualified substi-
ounting Man-
-tutes would be eligible for substituting
Trenton, FL at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence in a
2tb,2-3-2-0 core subject area. All other daily substi-
tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
LE BILLER ply online and contact Human Resources
____; ---- pctHuanReouce


department for more information.
Apply online at:
http://www.gilchristschools.ore/Emplov-
ment/jobs.html
All applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
tions will be accepted until positions are
filled unless otherwise indicated. EEO/
Drug Free Workplace'
S tfnb, 1-27


Heating & Arnc
Heating & Air, Inc.


S For Rent

ON THE SUWANNEE: Small
suitable for 1 or 2 people. Fumi
utilities, satellite tv, dock, canoe.
no smoking. References require
month, first and last. 386-935-66


3 BR/2 BA M/H: 1 year old o
road between Trenton & Bel
month, first, last, & security..Re
a must. 463-6570 or 317-3958.


3 BDR/2 BATH 1,800 SQ FT H(
the Suwannee River at Rockblufl
south of Rockbluff Store on the
side, never floods, large deck and
patio, fireplace, large walk-in clo
small floating dock $750/mo. plu
security call 386 935-3213 eve


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SReal Estate

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3 BR/1.5 BA,
carport, in city limits, near elementary
school, above average condition. $87,500.
Call 352-463-2142.
4tp,1-20-2-10


I 756 SQ FT 2/1 HOME FOR SALE Il
DOWNTOWN TRENTON. Located oh
cottage, 0.15 acre. A/C/Heat, Roof, electrical, ex-
shed, all terior and interior paint updated in 2004.
No pets, Bathroom completely remodeled in 2008.
d. $650/ Fans, stove and fridge included. Price re-
00. duced to $68,000 obo. Call 352-278-2610
tfnb,2-3 to schedule a walk though or to make ap
offer. Zoned commercial, grandfathered
in paved residential. SHIP ready!
1, $675/ 4tp,1-6-1-27
;ferences
NO MONEY DOWN! 5 & 10 ac tracts
ltb,2-3 between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.
352-221-5256.
OME on tfnb,9-2
F, 1/4 mi.
Gilchrist FOR SALE Retail storefront property
Covered in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
)sets and Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


s $1,000
nings or


leave message during the day.
2tb,2-3-2-10

2 BR/2 BA HANDICAP/WHEEL-
CHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOME in Fan-
ning Springs, $550/month. Jim King Re-
alty, 493-2221.
tfnb,1-27

HOME FOR RENT/LEASE IN BELL:
3 BR/2 BA unfurnished, available imme-
diately. $950/mo. + electricity, first month
and $500 security deposit. References re-
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THURSDAYFEBRUARY 3 1


From the Desk of Gilchrist County
:Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING: January 31, 2011


On January 24, 2011, Ronald W.
Koltz Jr. 2/22/81 was arrested for
Burglary/Grand Theft.
On January 24, 2011, Ana M.
Fantz-Carranza 2/28/54 was arrested
for Domestic Battery.
SOn January 24, 2011, Roxanne M.
Griblin 7/21/87 was arrested for Re-
tail Theft.
SOn January 25, 2011, Jeffery S.
Lewis 2/7/84 was arrested for Vio-
'lation of Probation Driving while
'under the Influence of Alcohol or
,Drugs.
On January 25, 2011, Andy B.
Drennan 4/28/70 was arrested for
Violation of Court Order.
On January 25, 2011, Michele L.
Kuhr 11/18/69 was arrested for Writ
of Bodily Attachment.
On January 25, 2011, Brenda Mon-
roe 2/20/72 was arrested for Dealing
in Stolen Property, Grand Theft, Bur-
,glary of a Dwelling.
On January 25, 2011, Brandi L.
Harden 1/15/87 was arrested on Co-
:!umbia County Warrant Failure to
:Appear/Driving while License Sus-
:pended or Revoked.
,: On January 25, 2011, Richard L.
:Culpepper 9/26/58 was arrested for
:Burglary while armed, Possession of
'Firearm by Convicted Felon.
:* On January 26, 2011, Richard L.
Culpepper was arrested for Fugitive
from another State.
SOn January 25, 2011, Jason A.
Trump 9/18/84 was arrested for Do-


mestic Battery, Petti Theft.
On January 26, 2011, Jason A.
Trump 9/18/84 was arrested for Deal-
ing in Stolen Property, Grand Theft.
On January 27, 2011, Alan Forney
10/4/82 was arrested on Columbia
County Warrant Driving while Li-
cense Suspended or Revoked.
On January 29, 2011, William L.
Lovelady 4/18/52 was arrested for
Domestic Battery.
On January 30, 2011, Donald A.
Carr 1/21/61 was arrested for Flagler
County Writ of Bodily Attachment.

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Feeder steers and heifers mostly 2.00
to 4.00 higher. Quality was mostly
average. Supply light with good de-
mand. Slaughter cows and bulls 44
percent, feeder steers and heifers un-
der 600 pounds 88 percent, (25 per-
cent steers and 23 percent heifers),
replacement cattle 8 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 1050-1185 (1133) 62.50-
70.50 (67.15); 1025-1105 (1077)
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Joyce Hurley
By Carrie A. Mizell
Joyce Wendy Hurley and her son
Desmonde E. Hurley were arrested,
along with two others, for their parts
in a Williston robbery that occurred
three days after Christmas.
According to the Levy County
Sheriff's Office, Joyce Hurley, 55,
of 3011 G Street in Cedar Key and
Brenda Lee Monroe, 38, of 9796
NW 59th Place in Chiefland entered
a Williston residence three days af-
ter Christmas and stole over $20,000


(66.46); 1280-1565 (1416) 72.00-
78.00 (74.95) High Dressing..
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 850-1190 (1044) 54.00-61.00
(57.49); 850-1165 (996) 45.00-
53.00 (50.34) Low Dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1250-1450
(1353) 74.00-80.00 (77.07); 1500-
1700 (1596) 74.50-82.00 (77.77).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 200-215 (209)
170.00-187.50 (177.41); 250-280
(265) 156.00-162.50 (158.75); 305-
345 (316) 146.00-162.00 (152.04);
350-380 (364) 136.00-154.00
(146.44); 415-440 (424) 125.00-


worth of items, including a safe, jew-
elry and prescription pills.
After the heist the duo reportedly
went to Monroe's Chiefland home
and opened the safe. They gave some
of the stolen jewelry to Joyce Hur-
ley's son Desmonde Hurley, 20, of
1018 NE 2nd Avenue in Trenton, and
Nicole Johnson, 18, also of 1018 NE
2nd Avenue in Trenton. Joyce Hurley
reportedly traded the stolen jewelry
for powder cocaine, while Brenda


136.00 (130.80); 450-480 (464)
118.00-130.00 (122.56); 505-515
(508) 114.00-121.00 (117.67); 550-
575 (561) 107.00-115.00 (111.95).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 200-225 (215)
140.00-165.00 (150.42); '250-290
(273) 135.00-145.00 (142.00); 305-
335 (321) 126.00-138.00 (130.43);
350-375 (360) 114.00-128.00
(119.31); 405-435 (419) 108.00-
119.00 (113.55); 450-475 (463)
101.00-110.00 (105.97).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 220 (220) 146.00 (146.00);
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Monroe, Desmonde Hurley and Ni-
cole Johnson traded the remainder of
the jewelry at several pawn sh s.
Investigators from the Levy Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office determined that
Desmonde Hurley then went back
to the home and stole a 2000 Honda
Accord, which was later recovered in
Gilchrist County.
On January 24 Joyce Hurley, Bren-
da Monroe, Desmonde Hurley and
Nicole Johnson.were arrested by the


(131.63); 300-340 (320) 125.00-
131.00 (128.72); 350-395 (374)
120.00-127.00 (122.53); 400-425
(410) 113.00-120.00 (115.56); 455-
475 (463) 110.00-115.00 (112.32);
500-535 (514) 104.00-109.00
(106.35).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 215-225 (222) 115.00-128.00
(120.41); 250-275 (266) 108.00-


Nicole Johnson


Levy County Sheriff's Office.
Joyce Hurley was charged with
burglary, grand 'theft, dealing in
stolen property and possession of
marijuana. Brenda Monroe was
charged with burglary, grand theft,.
and dealing in stolen property. Des-
monde Hurley was charged with two
counts of dealing in stolen property
and grand theft auto. Nicole John-
son was charged with two counts of
dealing in stolen property.


118.00 (113.22); 350-390 (372)
105.00-116.00 .(109.23); 450-475
(467)- 97.00-105.00 (102.09); 550-
585 (569) 92.00-99.00 (94.98).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2: 900-1070 (1002) 61.00-82.00
(71.00).
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 930-1050 (992) 700.00-850.00
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Public defender visits Rotary


Continued from page 1
which includes Alachua, Baker.
Bradford, Gilchrist. Levy and Union
counties.
"We handle the cases at an aver-
age cost of $234 per case," Scott
explained. "That cost could never be
matched in the private sector."
As Scott pointed out, public de-
fenders do not get to choose the cli-
ents they represent or the cases they
take on.
"Our sole purpose is to represent
people charged with a crime who
cannot afford to get a lawyer," Scott
said. "The right to a fair trial is a fun-
damental right as it was written in the
Bill of Rights. It's not a luxury. It's a
necessity. The presumption of inno-
cence doesn't mean anything unless
you have a fair trial."
She pointed out that prior to 1963,
anyone accused of a crime that could
not afford a lawyer had to do without
unless they were charged with mur-
der and facing the death penalty.
While Scott commented that the
judicial system is certainly not per-
fect, the United States does have the
best system in the world.
"I truly believe that the outcome of
a case should not depend on whether
a person has money or not," Scott
said. "Most of our clients are good
people who make mistakes."
While many ask how a public de-
fender can represent people charged
with horrendous crimes like murder
and molesting a child, Scott said that
she deals with those cases by sepa-
rating her feelings. She said her job
as a public defender is to make sure
the evidence is there and the rules are
followed.
"The overwhelming majority of
our cases are worked out through
plea negotiations," Scott said.
It costs a person charged with a
criminal offense just $50 to be repre-
sented by a public defender in court.
Yet, collection of the $50 fee is often


a problem, according to Scott, who collections." Scott said. "I am going
says she has plans to step up collec- to institute more of a collection be-
tions within the eighth judicial cir- cause number one it's a matter of per-
cuit. sonal responsibility and number two
"Our budget is dependent on those we just need it."


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operating chain saws and other equipment.
is scheduled to return to Mrs. Hunt's lift thei:
at a later time to paint the ramp. enjoyed
Bill and Jeanne Holland of Gilchrist ing youi
County submitted their residence The t
to the Fanning Springs Council for many pi
consideration by the ALERT groups. dead tr
Mr. Holland is a disabled Korean ments, I
War veteran and is unable to perform mainten
physical tasks. The ALERT group Not onl'
raked up 25 bags of leaves, trimmed ibly har
their crepe myrtles and cleaned out tionally
their gutters on their roof lines. "My staff, ea
husband and I are so fortunate to The job
have been helped by this group. They polished i
did their work efficiently and have have tak
contributed greatly to ease our life, complete
and we are very thankful for their were tal
service," Mrs. Holland explained, are very
When the ALERT group was not ALERT
outside working, they had time to Springs
visit the elderly at Ayers Health and to stay i
Rehab. While there they talked with Ogden, i
the residents as well as sang songs to and Can


r spirits. The residents truly
the visit from these outstand-
ng men.
teams assisted park staff with
projects such as tree trimming,
ee removal, road improve-
park beautification and other
ance needs around the park.
y were the young men incred-
d workers, they were excep-
polite and respectful to all
ch other and park volunteers.
s the ALERT groups accom-
in a short period of time would
:en our smaller staff weeks to
e. Many backburner projects
ken care of successfully; we
y grateful for their help! The
is welcomed back to Otter
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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

INFORMATION
This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances.
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession ofassets on January I who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. Ifyou feel the
form is not applicable. return it with an explanation. Either way.
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How en I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If youth do not get one, contact tile
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
return?
A. Yes. if you feel you do not have anything to report, till out
items I through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. IHowever, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January I of the taxing
year. follow this procedure:
I) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to
place all assessmen n the property. Thisassessment represents
an estimate based oil the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree will tie assessed value that appears on
tile notice or proposed property ta\es thai I receive in
Augunst of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter wiith us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is Inoure than the
actual fair inarket value of your property. \we \sill \\elcolne the
opportunity to review all the pertinent Iacts.

S25,000 Tangible Personal
Property Exemption

In order to receive this new exemiptiol. you must
file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April
1. unless an exnetption has been granted.

Tangible Property Returnt shall be considered an
application for the exemption and will be applied
to the first $25.000 of assessed value for the I'PP
tiacount.


To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street. Room 138
Trenton. Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208

Q. What if buy or sell anI existing business during tile year Who is
responsible for the itaes?
A. ile ne\w o\\wner is Iesponsible. liocer I l there is inllsCuffient,
property to satisft the taxes due. the owner o lJalnulal I \would be responsible tor
the difference. Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets oft;
business. You should therefore consult tour realtort altlollle otr closing agent to
avoid problems in this area.
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All rIetturns InLust be sent back. Ir 'ou haie more than one
location, the assets of eachi should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated land
written off the books?
A. Whether full depreciated iln iout accounting records or
noL. all properly still in use or in or t possession souldli Ie epotred.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan.. irent. borrowt or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes. there i isan area on tie return specifically tlr those
assets. l\ent though tlhe assets arc assessed to tle on\\ n. 1the1\ us he listed
for inflornaltional purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have Ito report?
A. No. there is no minimum \laluel tangible tai return iMiust
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo fora tfesn months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental acti\ i\ is of an income producing nature.
\ou must file a return which lists your personal piopcrti.. Items that should
he listed include: I)aperies. urnit ure. appliances aiLd aiy Oither personal
property included ill thee renal unit.
. Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. Ilie deadline for fi ng a timely return is .pril I1. \tle
April 1. Florida Statutes pio\ide that I'F.NAI.II''S be applied at 5`' per
month or portion lof a monhlh thai tthe reliln is laIte. A I15" penall\y is
required tor unreporteil propel. AN) -A 25". IN.\AA .I2'Y IF NO
IIETURN IS FIiLE). ,


Pictured back row, left to right: Verna Mae Wilson, Mary Kortessis and Betty Durden. Front row, left
to right: Darlene Swendsen, Connie Sanchez, Rosemarie Curcio, Kyle Stone, Carin Floyd, and Mindie
Fortsom.


Relay For Life holds kickoff party

By Carrie A. Mizell i
The 2011 Gilchrist/Levy Relay For Life got off to a great start last week as over 70 participants gathered at the
Trenton Community Center for a kickoff party.
Currently, 22 teams have signed up to participate in the 2011 Relay For Life, which will be held at the Trenton
High School track on Friday, April 1. More teams are needed!
According to Verna Mae Wilson, $14,000 has been raised so far for this year's Relay through various fundrais-
ers. Planned fundraisers coming up in February include a Chili Cookoff for the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
team. The Best Drugs team is planning a book sale and the Gilchrist County Courthouse team is actively holding
silent auctions and raffles.
The next Relay For Life party will be held on Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Trenton Community Center.


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HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
* File the original return \ith ihis office (\\ilth name and
account number preprinted). as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date ou r return.
* Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify amil
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
* Do.not use vague terms such as "various" or samee as
last year".
* It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
* Please include your estimate of lair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. "I hey are
important considerations in determining an accurate
assessment.
* Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
* If you sell your business. go out of business. or imo\ e
to a new location. please inform this office. It \\ ill enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.


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