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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: February 10, 2011
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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Umbrellas, water boots and rain coats were popular among walkers
who braved the streets of Trenton on Saturday morning.


Despite rain, $ 11K


raised at walk- a- thon


By Carrie A. Mizell
Rainy weather and cold tempera-
tures barely put a damper on the
Gilchrist County Education Foun-
dation's annual walk-a-thon Satur-
day as a large crowd gathered on the
courthouse lawn.
The 2011 walk-a-thon generated
$11,100.97, which is an increase
of $678.26 from last year's event.
Twelve teams worked tirelessly to
raise funds for the Education Foun-
dation this year.
Bell Elementary School was once
again credited as the top fundraiser
this year, having generated $2,809.95
in donations. Not only did BES rank
first in the schools category, the team
raised over $700 more than any other
team participating.
Trenton Elementary School placed
second in the school category, having
raised $1,933.21. Bell Middle/High
raised $1,512.47 and Trenton Mid-
dle/High garnered $765:
Drummond Community Bank
swept the business category, raising
$1,017. According to Amy Owens of
Drummond Community Bank, most
of the money raised at the bank came
from the sale of small change purses,
which were sold for $2 each.


Capital City Bank came in second,
with $800 in donations. Ameris Bank
garnered $751. A new team this year,
Dairy Production Systems, brought
in $463; and Lafayette State Bank.
raised $274.34.
The Gilchrist County Courthouse
team raised $360 for the annual
walk-a-thon, followed by the Gil-
christ County School Board Office
with $315 and the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office with $100.
After walking the two-mile course,
winding through the streets of Tren-
ton, participants enjoyed bottled wa-
ter and hot dogs.
According to Tiffany Turner, the
board of directors for the Education
Foundation are not sure yet how
many applicants they will have from
graduating seniors in 2011, because
the deadline to apply is February 28.
The applications were passed out lat-
er than usual this year due to a revi-
sion of the application layout.
The Education Foundation's next
fundraiser will be the 18th Annual
Wild Beast Feast on Friday, April 8
at the Gilchrist County FFA Alumni
Arena.
See additional photos on page 10


Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, February 10, 2011


Price 500


$22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas
Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State


i Trenton chocolatier prepares for Valentine's Day


By Carrie A. Mizell
Flowers and jewelry are just fine,
but Chef Linda Bowen's husband
Tim knows better than to buy her
chocolate for Valentine's Day..
As a chocolatier, Chef Linda
knows good chocolate and frowns
on poor imitations.
"Before my husband, I would say
that my best friend was chocolate,"
Chef Linda said with a smile.
Having studied with the foremost
chocolatiers in the United States,
Canada and Europe, Chef Linda
jumped at the opportunity to open
her own business, Simply Delight-
ful Confections in March 2010.
Utilizing a commercial kitchen lo-
cated inside the Crystal Ice House
in downtown Trenton, Chef Linda
hand creates a variety of delectable
chocolates, truffles, caramels, ga-
naches, and marshmallows.
She also customizes chocolates
and confections for special events,
be it a wedding, anniversary or
holiday party.
Speaking of holidays, Chef Lin-
da began preparing her Valentine's
Day collection in mid-January. The
collection includes an assortment
of hand-painted truffles in a variety
of flavors, including Bailey's Irish


Cream, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.
The truffles are sold individually, or
in boxes of four, nine and 16 pieces.
Chef Linda has also made choco-
late dipped cherries, mini solid choc-
olates, foiled chocolate hearts on a
stick, chocolate crunch hearts on a
stick, a chocolate heart box with mini
hearts, chocolate dipped caramel ap-.
ples, and much more!
To try something truly unique this
Valentine's Day go for Chef Linda's
caramel chocolate puffles, which are
a light confection of butter and cara-
mel that literally melts in the mouth.
Chef Linda's puffles are a top seller.
Local residents who stop by the
Crystal Ice House to purchase choco-
lates actually pay less than someone
who orders online through Chef Lin-
da's website. Prices in Trenton are
also considerably less than what Chef
Linda's confections go for through
her Gainesville retailers, the Shands
Hospital Gift Shop, The Perfect Gift,
and the Wine and Cheese Gallery.
"This is also the only place some-
one can come in and buy a chocolate
or truffle out of the case by the piece,"
Chef Linda explained.
A Wisconsin native, Chef Linda
said she always loved to bake and
work with chocolate. Eleven years


An assorted box of 16 truffles sells for $23.50 inside the Crystal Ice
House.


lates for Valentine's Day.


ago she was accepted into a presti-
gious culinary institute, but opted to
get married instead. She began taking
classes, however, and studied with
acclaimed chocolatiers like Chefs
Ewald Notter, Norman Love and
Derrick Pho.
"I loved it, and one day it just hit
me that my chocolate was as good as
theirs!" Chef Linda recalls.
It wasn't long before Chef Linda
decided to go out on her own. Af-
ter meeting with Paul and Stepha-
nie Metts, owners of the Crystal Ice
House, and hearing their vision for
the community, she knew that start-
ing her business in Trenton would be
ideal.
"People can be really snobby about
their wine and chocolate," Chef Lin-
da said. "And a lot of people told me
that opening in Trenton would be a
mistake because people here would
not pay for good chocolate, but they


were wrong. My business has been
really good."
Chef Linda is confident in her
products, which are made with only
the finest ingredients, including
butter from France, chocolate from
Europe and vanilla beans from Ta-
hiti.
"They are simple ingredients, but
I feel like it really comes out in the
taste," Chef Linda said.
While working five days a week
to prepare for Valentine's Day, Chef
Linda said she really doesn't know
what to expect next week, since this
is her first Valentine's Day in the
chocolate business, but she hopes
to be swamped with local custom-
ers.
For more information on Chef
Linda's Simply Delightful Confec-
tions call (352) 317-3158 or visit
her website simplydelightfulcon-
fections.com


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- Bell Elementary School raised the most money for the Educatio
Foundation's annual walk-a-thon, a total of $2,809.95.


Gilchrist lea

on economic
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
welcomed a group of 20 business
leaders and residents to an economic
development workshop the board
hosted on Monday afternoon.
Commission Chairman Randy
Durden explained that the board was
there to listen to ideas the group had
on ways to promote economic devel-
opment in Gilchrist County.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
gave information to the audience
concerning North Florida Broadband
Authority, a governmental entity that
received a $30 million grant to pro-
vide broadband access to 15 rural
North Florida counties as a middle
mile provider. Langford said he
hopes to see the new service begin to
take customers through the last mile
provided by mid summer of 2011.
Durden explained that Gilchrist
9n County is supporting legislation that
is designed to reduce the concurren-
cy issue involving SR 26. This leg-
islation will be submitted during the
2011 legislative session in Tallahas-
see by the Small County Coalition.
Donna Creamer, director of Pure
Water Wilderness in Gilchrist Coun-
ty, reported to the board that Gilchrist
County is currently at 10.2 percent
unemployment. Creamer said that
economic development is needed in
Gilchrist County to provide jobs for
these unemployed residents.
Todd Gray, owner of Gray Con-
struction Services, explained that
eliminating the concurrency issue
on SR 26 to allow commercial de-
velopment along the corridor would
help economic development in the


""**1 'county.
S"Concurrency creates new jobs in
S."." Gilchrist County when this is cor-
i erected from Newberry west to Fan-
Owen Yates led the pledge of allegiance during opening ceremonies. ing Springs," explained Gray.


ders give county direction


development
Alex Wyszkowski told the board
that Gilchrist County needs good e
clean industry. He asked about the e
denial of a water bottling plant and c
an electric power generating facility p
which was denied when considered ti
for construction in Gilchrist County. l
The board explained that water is a p
very important issue at this time in
Florida. Issues involving water are c
identified and regulated by the Su- ti
wannee River Water Management i
District. Gilchrist County has no ii
control regarding pending water ap- n
plications.


Commissioner Tommy Langford
explained that the electric power gen-
rating facility was not denied, but
officials were asked to revise their
proposal and bring something back
o Gilchrist County that would use
ess water than what was originally
proposed.
Alex Wyszkowski explained if the
county would give tax incentives
o companies interested in locating
n the county that would be a draw-
ng card for new economic develop-
nent. Gilchrist County has land and
.Continued to page 10


Smith accepted into West Point


Submitted
On behalf of the President and the
Secretary of the Army, we are pleased
to announce that Benjamin Caleb
Smith from Trenton High School in
Gilchrist County, Florida, has been
accepted by the United States Mili-
tary Academy for admission. His
appointment to the Class of 2015 is
an outstanding accomplishment. In
gaining admission, he has demon-
strated exceptional potential for fu-
ture service to the US Army and to
the nation. West Point's education
and training programs will give him
the opportunity to fully develop that
potential.
West Point exists to provide lead-
ers of character for our Army. West
Point requires cadets with deter-
mination, integrity, self-discipline,
strength of character, endurance, and
a willingness to work hard. Each
cadet will participate in the Cadet
Leader Development System, which
is a rigorous program of academics,
military education and training, char-
acter development, and athletics. It
will be demanding and difficult, and


Caleb Smith
he will be expected to perform effec-
tively under those pressures, but we
are confident that he will succeed.
With over 13,000 applicants and
only 1275 offers of admission for the
Class of 2015, we are proud to offer
Benjamin Caleb Smith this appoint-
ment and look forward to welcoming
him to West Point's Class of 2015!
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Commission split on Otter Springs road problems


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion split in a decision to file a claim
against the insurance performance
bond of John C. Hipp Construction
placed on the $200,000 resurfacing
project involving Otter Spring Road,
SW 70th Street.
Commissioner Tommy Langford's
motion to take action against the
bond securing the completion of the
road project was agreed to by Com-
missioner Kenrick Thomas as he
gave a second.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
told the board that this motion was
no different than the action the board
took a month ago involving the con-
tractor's bond and he would not sup-
port another motion after a motion..
Chairman Durden called for vote
and the board supported the motion
by a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Harri-
son voted no on this motion.


Gilchrist County Attorney John
McPherson told the board that he met
with County Engineer Lee Mills and
Virginia Johns last week to resolve
the problems involving SW 70th
Street.
"There is a very serious problem
involving pot holes and road surface
on Otter Springs Road," McPherson
told the board.
Virginia Johns, who met with the
board during their Monday afternoon
meeting said, "I don't think the road
superintendent or county engineer
has any solutions to correct the prob-
lems involving this road. Water is
trapped on the road with no place to
run off into."
"This roadway drained before con-
struction; it did not hold water; now
it will not drain," Commissioner Har-
rison explained.
He pointed out the road surface
should be repaired so it will once


again drain, and the crown that was
on the road surface before construc-
tion must be repaired.
Lee Mills reported that the first
step to solving the issues on SW 70th
Street would be to remove the six
inches of road material that has now
built up along the roadway next to the
berms on the highway's edge.
There is approximately .75 of a
mile where the material could be re-
moved that would improve drainage
on the road, but the damage to the
road surface will still need to be re-
paired, *Mills explained.
Virginia Johns told the board the
contract that Hipp Construction
agreed to didn't cover the problem
involving water not draining off of
the roadway surface.
John C. Hipp Construction.is will-
ing to remove material on the .75 of a
mile on the west end of the roadway
edge berm, Johns told the board.


"This will improve drainage but
there will still be damage on the road-
way surface," explained Mills.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
recommended the county have Hipp
Construction remove the material
along the berm of the roadway ditch
and then see what needs to be cor-
rected at that point. John McPherson'
explained there appears to be no prog-
ress in reaching an agreement resolv-
ing issues to correct the road. Com-
missioner Tommy Langford made a
motion that there is a breach of con-
tract involving Hipp Construction re-
surfacing of SW 70th Street, and Gil-
christ County will now take action to
impact the bond on the construction
project to cover the expenses of re-
pairing the road. McPherson told the
board that he would proceed in filing
a claim against the contractor's bond
and have a breach of contract filed on
this resurfacing project.


4 Spotlight on flexibility


News on the street

A large boat owned by the United States Navy was hauled through
downtown Trenton last Thursday afternoon on its way from Mobile,
Alabama to Green Cove Springs. The driver of the semi hauling the
large boat had to drive slowly through the traffic light, using extreme
caution so the traffic lights would not be hit.



Haven Hospice festival


Submitted
Residents of Lake City and the sur-
rounding areas are invited to bring
the family andjoi j.ithe fun at Ha-
ven Hospice's 'Ianual Fitnes, 'Art
and Music Festival oP Saturday, May
14,2011.
The day will feature a 5K run in the
morning, followed by a festival with
local artists, food vendors, music, fit-
ness activities and educational infor-
mation on various topics. Registra-
tion for the run starts at 7 a.m. with
the run starting at 8 a.m. The festival


begins at 10 a.m. and continues un-
til 5 p.m. Registration for the run is
recommended. The fee will be $25
Until April 1; $30 from April 2 until
'May 1; and $35 from May 3 until the
day of the race. One hundred percent
of the proceeds from the Second An-
nual F.A.M. Festival supports patient
care, services and the many programs
provided by Haven Hospice that are
otherwise unfunded. For informa-
tion visit www.havenhospice.org or
contact Stephanie Brod at 352-271-
4665.


By Geneva Cornwell
The concept of flexibility denotes
change and change is one of the most
dreaded experiences people encoun-
ter, yet one of the most valuable, for
change allows people to expand their
horizons.
Flexibility helps people hold on to
things that don't change and let go of
things that do change. With flexibil-
ity comes security. It helps people to
look beyond the fear of change to see
its value.
Flexible people react automatically
to changing plans and accept it as an
important part of life. They see the
bigger picture--which enables them
to respond to transitions sensibly,
rather than emotionally.
The Latin word flexiblis comes
from the verb flecto, meaning "to
bend." Flexible bridges and sky-
scrapers endure storms because they
sway slightly with the wind. Like-
wise, palm trees avoid destruction
by bending in the face of tropical
storms. Flexibility is the strength to
flourish in a changing environment.
The nature of flexibility is obedience
to new directions even though the old
ones may seem more favorable.
The Character Council's Personal-
ity of the Month is truly a person who
demonstrates flexibility. Zane Saly-
er, the youth pastor at Trenton First
Baptist Church, is a person who is
quite flexible. He wears many hats;
a second one being that of music
leader during the services, as well as
being the Bible teacher at First Place
Academy, which is a Christian school
sponsored by the Church. Salyer is a
graduate of Pensacola Christian Col-
lege and originally hailed from King-
sport, Tennessee. In 2008, after a call
from the pastor to work on the church
staff, he and his wife and daughter
moved to Trenton (Author's note:
The Salyers are expecting a baby son
in the very near future.)
This flexible young man has had
his share of needing the trait of flex-
ibility, for he put in tireless hours in
getting things ready for the school to
open for the present academic year.
There were seemingly endless tasks
to be accomplished, but all were


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Zane Salyer
completed on time, and with his wife
supporting-him all the way. Salyer
shared, "Since God is in control, if I
am not willing to conform to his au-
thority (in being flexible), then I am
disobedient to His will." Also, "It is
the matter of putting aside one's per-
sonal desires," to accomplish "what
needs to be done in ministry and for
family.".
As young people struggle while
growing up, one of the topics Salyer
discusses with them is "what is right
is not always popular and what is
popular is not always right," for it is
necessary to "putothers first, for it's
not about me. It's. about Him." One
of Salyer's favorite verses is quoted
from 1 John 4:20, which reads, "If a
man say, I love God, and hateth his
brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth
not his brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God whom he hath
not seen?"
Surely flexibility is the willingness
to change plans or ideas according to
the direction of one's authorities, and
as each of us thinks on this thing, and
as we see things changing so rapidly
in our world, and from day to day, we
can learn and teach the need to dis-
play flexibility in our lives.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011


Fanning Springs City Council members taking the Oath of Office
from left; Mayor Cheryl Nekola, Stoney Smith, Barbara Locke, and
Robert Durham.


Fanning Springs mayor,


council sworn-in


Submitted
At a regularly scheduled meet-
ing for the City of Fanning Springs,
which is held the first Tuesday of ev-
ery month, incumbent mayor, Cheryl
Nekola, was sworn in for a second
term.
Mayor Nekola won her bid for re-
election against former councilwom-
an June Ladewig in the election held
November 2, 2010.
Also sworn in were Robert Dur-
ham, who was unopposed for the
seat left vacant by June Ladewig.
Ladewig resigned to run for the posi-
tion of mayor.


Barbara Locke was sworn in for
the seat she won when she was suc-
cessful in the election against Al Bar-
rett. She fills the position left vacant
by the retirement of Jim White. Mr.
White had served the City of Fan-
ning Springs as councilman for 43
years. Council Chairman Stoney
Smith thanked Mr. White for his ser-
vice and dedication to the City dur-
ing his tenure as councilman. Whit-
ney "Stoney" Smith was sworn in for
another term for his seat as he was
unopposed. Smith was also elected
by the council to serve as Chairman
for the year 2011.


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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR AL


Now ta n
By Carrie A. Mizell


This cold, wet weather we have
been plagued with lately puts me in
the mood for a big pot of homemade
chili.'I think my friend Katie Jones
was reading my mind last week
when she called to invite me to judge
Chiefland FFA's Chili Cook-off on
Friday night. No need to ask me
twice; I jumped at the chance!
Friday was my first opportunity
to judge a chili cook-off, so I was
thankful for Levy County Judge
James Browning, who apparently is
a seasoned chili cook-off judge. The
judge offered a few pointers, as we
worked together alongside Mrs. Glo-
ria Hastings, to pick the best chili in
Chiefland.
The three of us were sequestered
in a classroom with several bottles of
cold water, Saltine crackers and Sty-
rofoam cups filled with 16 different
varieties of chili.
The writer in me loved the creative
names the chili participants came up.
We had it all, including Gut Buster,
Dragon's Breath- Chili, Road Kill
Stew, Chiefland Pow Wow Chili and
Brian's Blazin' Blisterin' Bitin' Bris-
tlin' Bakin Burnin. Hot Chili, just to
name a few.


Submitted
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.
Breakfast at Otter Springs--Sat-
urday, February 19 at 9 a.m. at Otter
Springs Park and Campground. For
more information call 463-0800.
Old Time Fiddle and Folk Con-
cert--March 5 and 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy Ed and Geraldine Berbaum for
a down home concert appropriate for
all ages. For more information call
463-0800.
Gilchrist County Sheriff's 2nd
Annual Chili Cook-off and Lun-
cheon--Friday, February. 25; Lun-
cheon 11:30-1:30. Chili entries drop
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-


I'll be honest, there were one or
two cups of chili that purely curled
my lips and made my eyes water.
but overall, the chili that participants
made and brought in for the contest
was delicious! My favorite chili and
our overall winner was a traditional
chili with a few extra ingredients,
like pork. I had never eaten chili with
pork in it, but let me tell you, it was
delicious!
It was a fun evening as the ag shop
filled with hungry FFA supporters
ready to bid on cakes and feast on
chili all for a good cause.
Mark your calendars! The Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office will be host-
ing a Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb-
ruary 25, to raise money for the 2011
Relay For Life. Organizers are look-
ing for the best chili cooks in the
county, so plan to bring in a pot of
chili between 9:30' a.m. and 11 a.m.
Judging will begin at 11 a.m. and a
luncheon will follow from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. For a $5 donation, the
Sheriff's Office will be providing
a bowl of chili with all the fixings,
cornbread, tea and a dessert.
It doesn't get much better than that
for $5!


ture, and collectibles will also be on
hand.
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.
"It's Time to Read!"--at Otter
Springs Park and Campground on
March 12 at 10:00 a.m.. Event is free
and geared towards education and
fun for ages 4-8.
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.


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Prayer Can Never Be Taken (
(Kent H

The ability to communicate with God is one of the
most fundamental blessings of being a child of God.
Prayer is calling upon God and seeking the blessings of
the Heavenly Father. Since the beginning of time when
men began to call upon the Lord, prayer has been the
avenue of mortal man reaching immortality. Expressions
of the heart ascend to the high throne of God with
platitudes of mercy upon each wing. "Be anxious for
nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to
God." (Philippians 4:6)
Prayer is letting our request be made known to God.
This shows the true nature of prayer as it involves the
individual and his relationship with God. Jesus tells the
woman at the well in John 4:24, "God is Spirit, and
those who worship Him must worship in spirit and
truth." Prayer is not talking to God as we talk with one
another. The act of prayer is an act of faith to a God we
cannot see nor hear. (1 John 4:12) To pray to God is an
action of worship to Spirit.
Prayer is not an action that a person takes to exalt
himself in the image of others. Jesus taught that prayer is
an attitude of the heart one of humility. "And when you
pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love
to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners
of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly,
I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you
pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your
door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and
your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."
(Matthew 6:5,6)
Prayer is a personal relationship between man and
God. While some prayers are voiced in an audible tone,
prayer itself can be uttered with the heart of the man as in


Guest Column


By Holly Houghton
On December 12. 2010, President
Barack H. Obama signed into law
the Healthy. Hunger-Free Kids Act
of 2010 (Public Law 111-296), which
reauthorized the Child Nutrition and
WIC Programs. The passage of this
Public Law will provide historic
changes in child nutrition.
While support of measures to im-
prove the health and nutrition of chil-
dren and families is important, this
particular legislation came at a cost
that is unacceptable to many. The
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act cuts
$2.2 billion from SNAP (Food Stamp
Program). At 'a time when one in
seven Americans is living in poverty,
this is unacceptable.
The $4.5 billion legislation passed
was required to be cost neutral and
had to identify the offsets. Offsets
are used to identify decreased spend-
ing in existing programs to pay for
new initiatives. For this legislation,
the offsets are an overhaul of the
SNAP-Ed program, a nutrition edu-
cation program offered to SNAP par-
ticipants and eligible to SNAP par-
ticipants, and a reduction of SNAP
benefits to participants.
It is not a question of food stamps
or school meals, but a critical need
for both. Reducing the food budgets
of low-income families only forces
them to rely on low-quality, low cost
foods and more reliance on emer-
gency food organizations. Reduc-
ing funds from successful nutrition
education programs that empower
families to maintain a healthy diet on
a food stamp budget compounds the
problem. In Florida, SNAP partici-
pation numbers are increasing dra-
matically:
SNAP Households:
December 2008: 921,385
December 2009: 1,313,730
December 2010: 1,655,863
SNAP Participants
December 2008: 1,798,388
December 2009: 2,516,964
December 2010: 3,079,742
In the early 90's rural county Ex-
tension offices in North Florida pe-
titioned the University of Florida
to bring Nutrition Education to our
communities as a sister to the Ex-
panded Food and Nutrition Program
(EFNEP) available to larger urban ar-
eas. The result was the Family Nutri-
tion Program a SNAP-Ed partnership
between local County Extension Of-
fices, Local School Boards, Univer-
sity of Florida, and The Federal Food
Stamp Administration.
The Dixie/Gilchrist Family Nutri-
tion Program (FNP) began in 1994 as
a matching grant. The Dixie County
Extension Office provided researched
based educational programs to day-
care centers, HeadStart, Senior Cen-
ters, and our School Districts.
We need to be clear that this was a
matching grant and was at no cost to
the local citizens of Dixie or Gilchrist
Counties? The way the program
worked was an agreement was made
with our local School. Districts so


Otter Springs
upcoming events

On Saturday, February 19, at 9:00
a.m. Breakfast in the Park is open to
the public. Enjoy a delicious pancake
breakfast at Otter Springs Park and
Campground. The cost is $4/person.
On March 5th and 26th at 6:00
p.m. there will be an Old Time Fiddle


)ut Of School Or Anywhere
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secret. It is not required for prayer to be vocal to be
prayer. At best, prayer is only a communication of the
spirit of man with the spirit of God.
In many communities, prayer has been banned from
schools. There is great concern for this and well should
our attention be drawn to the consequences of our
freedoms being taken away from us. However, no man
can prohibit prayer. Yes, laws can and will be passed that
do not permit the vocal prayers of those who so desire to
be given in many public venues. If prayer is a
relationship between man and God, how can man take
away that relationship?
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and
after that have no more that they can do" (Luke 12:4).
The limitation of man is only in what can be inflicted
upon the mortal body. Man cannot destroy the soul and
man cannot keep children of God from praying in
school, at work, in the shopping mall or anywhere else
prayer may be chosen.
Christians must be reminded that prayer can be
accomplished anywhere and anytime the person chooses
and choose they must. Our children should be
encouraged to pray in school. Prayers should be lifted
for their day to be one of glory for God, to do their best
in academics, to influence their friends and to learn to
talk to God daily. Every heart bowed in prayer during
school hours on school property shows the power of
prayer living in the lives of every child of God.
Christians should be praying in their work stations, in
their homes, in their recreation and in every part of their
lives. The only way to take prayer out of school is to
take the people out of school. But when the people are in
school, prayer should be there also. PRAY!


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that for every hour a school teacher
taught nutrition education, the Feder-
al Food Stamp Program would match
a portion of their salary. This money
was then given back to the teach-
ers in the form of nutritious snacks,
learning materials, and information
for parents. As well as providing jobs
for five Dixie and Gilchrist residents,
these program assistants worked
closely with our teachers, daycare
centers, seniors, public library, and
Headstart programs to ensure our cit-
izens understood how to shop wisely,
balance food budgets, and. select a
healthy meal plan.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of
our local teachers, program assistants,
and community partners our program
grew. However, with the passage
of Public Law 111-296 everything
quickly changed and we were blind-
sided with devastating funding cuts.
So Why Should We Care?
Besides the reduction food stamps
benefits to participants, a critical
component of this Public Law re-
quires school boards and entities like
our daycare centers, senior centers
and Headstart Programs to provide
SNAP-Ed Programming.
With the SNAP funding cuts across
the state the employees of the UF/
IFAS Extension Family Nutrition
Program (FNP), educators who have
dedicated themselves to providing
nutrition education for SNAP par-
ticipants and SNAP eligible children
and families were terminated. The
schools, agencies and organizations
that depend on their expertise and
high quality programs are devastat-
ed. These strong partnerships were
built over time on trust and respect.
In schools state-wide FNP is teach-
ing the principles of healthy eating
and increased physical activity, the
elements of the proposed Nutrition
Education and Obesity Prevention
Grant Program.
The Dixie/Gilchrist Family Nutri-
tion Program (FNP) was notified at
11:30 a.m. on February 1, 2011 with
3 hours notification our five employ-
ees were terminated. The five women
who lost their jobs were funded at no
cost to the county; three are college
students and two had young children
at home.
Without our ,local program our
citizens and local school systems will
carry the financial burden of provid-
ing SNAP-Education.
We appreciate the efforts that have
been put forward by our community
educators towards nutritional pro-
grams in the classroom and the hard
dedicated work ethics of our program
assistants who lost their jobs.
We are asking that you join us in
advocating for continued funding for
SNAP-Ed at 2011 spending levels.
Sadly, we have many more unem-
ployed workers in Florida as a result
of the lack of logical planning. In
the words of Lao Tzu, "Give a man
a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him
for a lifetime."


and Folk Concert at Otter Springs
Park and Campground. Book your
campsite or cabin now to enjoy re-
turning artists Ed and Geraldine Ber-
baum for a good 'ole fashion "down
home" concert that is appropriate for
all audiences. So bring the whole
family, from children to grandpar-
ents! Everyone is welcome, snacks
are available!
Concert admission is $1/person
(ages 60 and over); $2/person (ages
6-59); and free for children 5 and un-
der.
On March 12 at 10:00 a.m. a free
program is being offered. Otter


Lottery Numbers
Wednesday,
February 2
Lotto Drawing:
14-24-29-30-51-52/Xtra:2
No winner of the $5 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
20 at $7,456.00
4-Digit Winners
1,430 at $92.50
3-Digit Winners:
31,616 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
2-2-3-1
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
5-4-8-8
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
0-0-4
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
7-3-1

Saturday
February 5
Lotto Drawing:
4-5-20-23-38-48/Xtra:4
No winners of the $7 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
58 at $3,568.00
4-Digit Winners:
2,437 at $69.50
3-Digit Winners:
51,213 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
6-9-7-1
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
8-8-3-5
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
6-3-9
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
8-0-8


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON


"Cooking is like love, it should be
entered into with abandonment or not
at all."
Harriet Van Home
February the month .of hugs.and
kisses, X's and O's, initials carved in
old oak trees and Valentines galore.
Monday is coming fast and it's
about time to decide what the gift
will be for that special someone. Let's
see, it could be pretty flowers, sparkly
jewelry, a box of special chocolates,
or even a night out, maybe a movie
and dinner.
You know guys, even if some of
your wives (like me) are getting a
little long in the tooth we would still
like a night out once in a while, a
reason to get all gussied up for some
good food at a nice restaurant. As
much as we women like (well, some
of us anyway) to cook, a break from
slaving away over a hot stove sure
would be appreciated.
Now with that said, girls, you know
there isn't a quicker way to a man's
heart than a "Little loving from the
oven."
So just in case you all are gearing
up to bake a special sweet for your
sweetie, I ran across this tip recently;
and it works so well I thought I would
share it with y'all.
When baking, we all know to let
our eggs, milk, and butter come to
room temperature before mixing up
a cake. Oftentimes I don't plan ahead
all that well when baking, and I for-
get to take my cold ingredients out of
the fridge several hours ahead. Try
putting eggs in a glass bowl and milk
in a measuring cup and set both into a
pan of warm water. Cut the butter up
in small pieces into the mixing bowl.


All these ingredients will be room
temp in just a few minutes. It helps if
you beat the egg or eggs lightly with
a fork, and if you have to add eggs to
the batter one at a time, try putting
each egg into a separate bowl.
Bake these chewy chocolate loaded
cookies for your sweetheart this year,
and he is sure td love them.
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cup butter
4 (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
baking squares, chopped
2 1/2 cups (12 ounce bag) semisweet
chocolate chips, divided
1 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans
Combine butter and unsweetened
chocolate and 1 cups chocolate
chips in a large heavy saucepan. Cook
over low heat, stirring constantly, un-
til butter and chocolate are melted.
Cool completely.
Combine flour, baking powder and
salt and set aside. Beat eggs, sugar
and vanilla with mixer set on medium
speed until combined. Gradually add
dry ingredients to the egg mixture.
Add chocolate mixture to batter and
beat well. With a large spoon, stir in
remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and
pecans. Drop dough one heaping
tablespoon at a time onto a greased
or parchment paper lined sheet cake
pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about
10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. This
recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.


The Fanning Springs Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Annual
Banquet on Tuesday evening, the
22nd of February at the Lighthouse
Restaurant in Fanning Springs.
Come join us at 6:00 p.m. as we
honor the Business of the Year, and
other groups or individuals that
have contributed in various ways
by serving the community with
their selfless contributions. Please
contact the Chamber office at 463-
9089 or 339-2248 by Friday, Feb-
ruary 18, with your plans to attend.
This will give us time to notify the
restaurant of approximate number
of people to prepare for.
This will be a "Dutch Treat"
where everyone is responsible for
their own dinner check. If you
would like to bring a door prize
for the drawing, please attach your


business card so we can recognize
your contribution.
The Chamber will be participat-
ing in the Quilt Festival in Trenton
at the Trenton Depot on March 11-
12th with another array of baked
goods for sale. Last year we had a
wide variety of items such as cook-
ies, brownies, candies, pies and
cakes, which went very well. If you
would like to participate and con-
tribute your specialty, contact the
chamber office and let us know. This.
will be a fundraiser for the chamber
even though it is a lot of work, but
also lots of fun meeting and greet-
ing everyone, and well worth the ef-
fort we put into it. Plan on joining
us for this event.
Submitted by
Velma Poole, President


Springs Park and Campground and sure to have enough supplies.
the Gilchrist County Library present For more information, check out
"It's Time to Read!" This Literacy our Facebook Program is geared towards education book.com/pages/Otter-Springs-Park-
and fun. The program is appropriate Campground/or call the park at 463-
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EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

It is illegal to discriminate based on race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, or familial status when renting,
selling or financing a home or property.

You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been
discriminated against when buying or renting a home
please contact Mr. Taylor Brown, City Manager City of
Trenton (352) 463-4000.

The City of Trenton is a Fair Housing Advocate as
explained in the City of Trenton's Fair Housing
Ordinance which outlines steps that can be taken
locally to report housing discrimination.

A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at the City of
Trenton's City Hall. In addition, information on Fair
Housing and Fair Housing Law can be obtained by
contacting the Housing Discrimination Hotline at,
1-800-669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or on the
world wide web at
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011


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JIeart Matters


David McLean Rendek and Sarah Ann Odom


Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Odom of Alachua announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sarah Ann Odom to David McLean Rendek, son of Dave and Kel-
lie Rendek of High Springs.
-Miss Odom graduated from the University of North Florida, and is a sixth
grade Language Arts teacher at Trenton Middle School. Mr. Rendek gradu-
ated from the University of North Florida and is an eighth grade Reading
teacher at Trenton Middle School. An April wedding is planned.



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Happy Birthday wishes to Ernest
Mitchem, Tommy Parrish, Jennifer.
Lucero, and Larkyn MaKenzy Ben-
son on February 10; Cynthia Brown-
ing, Cindy Watson, and Jessica Munn
on February 11; Esther Lampp, Ar-
thur Pinkney, Ronald Pinkney, Jane
Moody, Shannon Watson, Taven
Weeks Bennett, Caitlyn Bulling-
ton, Amber Scott, Nicole Scott, and
Brooke Lord on February 12; Am-
ber Stoner, Heidi Templeton, Robert
Thompson, and Breanna Marie Akers
on February 13; Emma Joy Smith,
Katie Hendrix, Travis Thompson,
Vance Thompson, Verna Mae Wil-
son, Buddy Vickers, Faye Sheffield,
Bridgett Richardson, Chucky Wil-
liams, and Sharon Schwieterman on
February 14; Randy Loy and J. Ay-
ers on February 15; Darren Mikell,
Daniel. Perryman, Stephanie Archer,
Adam Langford, Larry Rogers and
Tyler Beckham on February 16.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Thigpen, Sr. on Feb-
ruary 10; Michael and Yuliya Faught
and Mark and Janice McLeod on Feb-
ruary 11; Mark and Darlene Schuler
on February 12; George and Lillian
Stapleton, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Wilker-
son, Gene and Kay Davis, and Scott
and Tonya Wiggins on February 14;
and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Langford on
February 16.

Recorded marriages

in Gilchrist County


Steven Walter Bronder, 10/7/1982,
and Holly Anne Roach, 12/10/1983,
both of Crozet, Virginia, were mar-
ried on January 28, 2011 in Fort
Lauderdale Beach by Sarena Hos,
ordained minister.


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Submitted
Did you hear about the man whose
wife wanted him to send away his
oldest son, born of a previous rela-
tionship, and leave him without any
inheritance...or what about the case
of sibling rivalry so severe that a
brother was kidnapped and left for
dead? While these cases could easily
be heard on the morning news...they
actually are recorded in Genesis, the
Biblical book of beginnings...
While every generation thinks
that its struggles are unique, a quick
browse through the scriptures tells
another story. Interestingly enough,
the two examples given here have
something in common that contin-
ues to be a struggle in today's cul-
ture...Abraham, Sarah, and Ishmael,
and Joseph and his brothers both be-
longed to blended families.
Webster's dictionary defines the
word "blend" as: "to combine into
an integrated whole...to produce a
harmonious effect." This sounds
easy enough, if you are following a
favorite recipe, but for those working
toward "blending" a family, the task
is anything but simple...and rarely is
the result instantly harmonious!
The "insider/outsider" dynamic
is a unique characteristic in step-
families. The "insiders" are those
biologically related, while obviously
the "outsiders" are those that are not.
This invisible line drawn between the
two in a stepfamily home becomes a
fault line under stress...the division
will almost always come down to


Gilchrist County

Marriage

Applications
Dustin Keith Dickens, 8/7/1985,
and Kristen Nicole Rueth, 2/17/1988,
both of Trenton.


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by
MARCH 1, 2011 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2011.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2011.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1,2011.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser's Office.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile, If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.


$500 WIDOW'S /
WIDOWER'S
EXEMPTION
Any widow/widower who is a
permanent Florida resident may
claim this exemption. If the
widow/widower remarries, she/he
is no longer eligible and if the
husband and wife were divorced
before his/her death, the woman
is not considered a widow, nor the
man a widower. If filing for the
first time, please present a Death
Certificate or other proof of your
widow/widower status.


DISABLED VETERAN'S
EXEMPTION
Any ex-service member who is a
permanent resident of Florida and
is disabled at least 10% in war or
by service-connected misfortune
is entitled to a $5,000 exemption.
If filing for the first time, please
present a certificate from the
United States Government. Under
certain circumstances the benefit
of this exemption can carry over
to the veteran's spouse in the
event of the veteran's death.
Consult your appraiser for details.


By Angie Land

this factor. Understanding that this
is a normal phenomenon helps step-
families then take the next steps in
conflict resolution instead of getting
side-tracked by this issue.
Loyalty issues are also distinct for
stepfamilies...loyalty to children over
the new spouse, as well as a child's
loyalty to the absent parent. Chil-
dren are naturally torn between their
parents, even if no obvious hostility
exists, and loyalty to the biological
parent who is not in the home is of-
ten disguised as resistance to a step-
parent's authority. If these issues are
ignored, they will erode the marriage
relationship, which is critical to the
success of the family as a whole.
Ron Deal, founder of the Success-
ful Stepfamily Ministry, encourages
stepfamilies to "cook" a stepfamily
with the idea of a crockpot, not a mi-
crowave. Crockpots work with two
primary elements: time and low heat.
One study suggests that it takes an
average of seven years for a blend-
ed family to integrate successfully.
When it comes to building a relation-
ship with stepchildren, stepparents
should let the child set the pace for
the relationship in terms of affection
and authority asserted by the step-
parent. Trying to rush or force this
relationship will typically not bring
desired results.


A Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2010
Will Automatically Be Renewed
For 2011

It is no longer necessary to sign and
return a renewal card for
Homestead Exemption.

If filing for the first time,
you must come
to the Property Appraiser's Office.


It is estimated that 1 in 3 Ameri-
cans are currently in a step-relation-
ship...in fact 42% of all adults in
America are in a step-relationship of
some kind. To be sure, blended fam-
ilies have an additional measure of
stress and problems that are unique
to each family situation, but just as
He did for the families of Abraham
and Joseph, God has a plan and a
purpose for our lives and our fami-
lies...because every heart matters!
(For more information on Ron Deal's
ministry for stepfamilies go to www.
successfulstepfamilies.com)
Blessings,
Angie


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463-2738 1-800-543-6545
7am-5:30pm M-F 8am-lpm Sat Hwy. 129, North BELL
www.gilchrist.doitbest.com


ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD
EXEMPTION FOR
PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
For 2011, Gilchrist County residents 65 and
older who meet an income limitation may be
eligible for an additional $25,000
homestead exemption on property which
they have the legal and equitable title to and
maintain thereon their permanent
residence. For 2010, the income limitation
was $25,780. In order to be considered, a
sworn statement of adjusted gross income
of household must be filed with the property
appraiser's office during the filing period of
January 1 March 1.


PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
DISABILITY
Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entenng the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


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NON-VETERAN DISABILITY
EXEMPTION ($500.00)
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time,
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability:
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or
documentation from the Social Security Administration.
Quadriplegics should contact the Appraiser's Office for special
benefit information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is
an income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's
Office


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no
later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in
a penalty and an assessment will be made as
provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and
fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods,
and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt
from the tax on household goods and personal effects
in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and
qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April
1st.


AGRICULTURAL
(GREENBELT)
FILINGS
All owners or lessees of agricultural
lands who desire agricultural
classifications for tax purposes on
their property must file an agricultural
application with the Appraiser
between January 1 and March 1.
Agricultural classifications are
automatically renewed.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE
FROM


Damon C. Leggett

"Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

112 South Main Street, Room 138
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693

Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st

-IMPORTANT-


Additional Homestead Exemption
How does the "double homestead" work?
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value
of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.
For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000). Prior to new law, the taxable
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000).
This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed
value upon which school taxes are based. Also, it does not reduce or
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp-
tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you, have
the Homestead Exemption already.


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR
ANY CHANGES
Intbornmition \\ill be required from all persons applying for exemptions to
determine their residency status. I f I Iusband or W% ie is tiling Ibr one or
hoth. residence documentcl aion \\ ill he required Ibr both.
We are at your service anti will be most happy
to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
Damon C. Leggett
Proper'I .Apwraiser -- Gilchrist Counlt
112 South Main Street. Room 138 Trenton. Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190
1-800-219-3208


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5ES Students Combine Hobbies, Interests, and

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BES Science Fair Grand Prize Winners: Ashley Hayes,first place winner; Faith Rankin, second place win-
ner; and Porter Boyette, third place winner


Submitted by: Debbie Rush, Science
Fair Chair and Gifted Teacher
BES students showed their parents
and classmates that you can combine
hobbies, interests, and the Scientific
Method and produce a fun and excit-
ing science experiment at our annual
science fair on Feb. 3rd.
Ashley Hayes, 5th grade said that
she used her parents' business as a
source of inspiration for her overall
Grand Prize winning project that test-
ed what kind of tape you could use
to keep painting lines from bleeding
into each other. "My parents' store
has endless possibilities of great sci-

F.A.I.T.H.H. van
visit
The EA.I.T.H.H. mobile food
pantry will be in Bell at the Club-
house behind City Hall on Febru-
ary 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 Deb-
bie Long, Program Coordinator at
352-372-0294.


ence fair ideas," she said. "So if you
need treated painter's tape (the one
I proved bleeds the least) or want to
get a start on next year-come visit
Gilchrist Building Supply!" said
Ashley.
"I love to cook!" said Faith Rankin,
4th grade, second place Grand Prize
winner. My family ate lots of burnt
cookies as I tested out different types
of baking sheets to find the one that
browned the cookies evenly. To make
sure my results were scientific, I made
a plastic template to measure the per-
cent of even browning. Faith added:
"My hypothesis proved wrong-I
thought the non stick pan-but, the
insulated pan worked the best."
Third place Grand Prize winner,
Porter Boyette, 3rd grade said "I just
had fun with my family. I took water
samples from different places such
as Cedar Key Beach, Rum Island
Springs, Shell Mound and others to
find out which body of water had the
highest concentration of salt. The
hardest part was charting all the data,
putting it into metrics, graphing, and
tying my conclusion back into my
hypothesis which proved correct that
Shell Mound has the highest concen-


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

STf" e~ a et, w prt 4w A IA l dce!

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 ,saB
6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

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



First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brings Blessings"
Pastor Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
Keith McConnell Zane Salyers
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-E\ed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Single Young Adult Ministries 6:30p.m.


tration of salt in its water" said Por-
ter.
Students and parents, armed with a
new BES revised science fair manual,
saw state standards, safety issues, and
explanations and examples of how
to complete a true scientific method
experiment. "The results produced
a higher level of understanding and
creativity in the projects," said the
judges. We would like to thank our
judges: Mr. Don Becker, retired col-
lege biology teacher, Ms. Jessica
Mahoney, THS Science teacher, Mrs.
Linda Rubert, BHS Chemistry teach-
er, and Mrs. Kathy Sites, BMS 6th
grade Science teacher for giving of
their time and expertise.


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Trenton Drama
Club Announces
Spring Musical:
Seussical
Trenton Drama Club directors
Krista Perryman and John Yencho
announced the cast for their spring
musical Seussical.
The Cat in the Hat, played by Levi
Sprague, will be the official Master
of Ceremonies for the evening pop-
ping in and out of scenes. Senior Ben
Jones (Horton the Elephant) and Em-
mily Goettsche (Gertrude McFuzz)
try to save Who-ville and all the
Who's who live there.
Supporting characters are the May-
or (Josh Reed), Mrs. Mayor (Jennifer
DeLong), Jo Jo (Rachel Perryman),
Mayzie La Bird (Rebekah Man-
beck), the Sour Kangaroo (Cheyanne
Dunnam), General Kenghis Kahn
Schmitz (Brandon Porter), Wicker-
shams (Jacob Perryman, Abijah Her-
rin, and Grace Harris), Fish (Saman-
tha Johnson), Yertle the Turtle (Kylie
Johnson), and the Grinch (Abijah
Herrin).
Seussical is filled with a host of
other bright, colorful characters
whose names will be announced
later. The Bird Girls, The Who's, and
Jungle Creatures will give the audi-
ence a night of Broadway music and
dance.
Trenton Drama Club needs spon-
sors to produce the show. Any busi-
ness, group, or individual who could
help sponsor can send donations to
Trenton Elementary School Atten-
tion Krista Perryman. For more in-
formation call Perryman at TES 463-
3224 or Yencho at TMHS 463-3210.
Seussical will be performed on May
19-21 at Trenton Elementary School
Cafetorium. Times and ticket prices
will be announced later.


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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 f
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Pastor Jerry Milton
www.priscillaatbell.org

Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Su Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
Charles Brock, Music Director
fared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ............................................. 9:15 a.m.
M morning W orship .............................. ................... 10:30 a.m .
Evening W orship ............................. .................... 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
AWANA ..................................................... 6:30 8:15 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services -



New Beginning
Baptist Church
P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
(One Block Past Otter Springs Resort)

Bro. Christopher Ruggles
Pastor

Cell : 352-222-0896 cruggles80@netzero.com
Sunday Night Service @ 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer @ 7:00pm


Aubrey Cook with her science fair project. "The Effects of Pizza on
Blood Glucose
Eating My Way, Through
Pizza Proves Helpful
Science Fair Project


By: Aubrey Cook
Hi my name is Aubrey Cook!
I am in Mrs. Owens 4th grade class
at BES.
I was so excited when Mrs. Gar-
tin, our school's assistant principal,
called my name as a first place win-
ner in my class-and then I got super
excited when she called my name as
the 2nd place winner overall in my
grade level at our science fair on Feb
3rd.
You see--I have type-one 'diabetes
and have to check my blood sugar
and watch what I eat! Also, after ev-
ery meal I have to bolus which means
I have to put insulin in my body.
I love pizza--but pizza can some-
times make my blood sugar very
high-which isn't too good for my.


body.
I decided a great experiment for me
would be to find out which kind of
pizza I should avoid eating because it
would not produce a safe blood sugar
reading. Taking 7 X 7 inch squares
of cheese, pepperoni, and supreme
pizza, my blood monitoring machine,
a timer, and an ok from my doctor,
I made a hypothesis (an educated
guess) which pizza would not be the
best for me! I can tell you I ate lots
of pizza doing this experiment three
times and my hypothesis did prove
correct; eating supreme pizza would
not be the best choice for my body!
My project didn't win the grand
prize; but I am so proud of it; and
I hope the results I found will help
some other diabetic!


Bell Alumni FFA news
Submitted We set a deadline for senior schol-
Our next meeting will be on Mon- arships for March 8, 2011. The An-
day, February 14, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. nual Plant Sale will be held on Satur-
atAkins BarB Que. day, March 5, 2011. The FFA Ban-
On Monday, January 10, 2011, we. quet will be held April 21, 2011. We
discussed the two families that we also discussed activities for National
sponsored for the .Christmas Holi- FFA Week which is the week of Feb-
das. ruar 21, 2011

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Membership Meeting


Post 91 of the American Legion
wants to remind its members of the
membership meeting on the 17th of
February 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Please bring your thoughts and,
ideas on how to improve the Post
in the new year. The Post is located


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and Bell next to the FFA arena. The
Executive Committee will have its
meeting on the 14th at 6:00 p.m.
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Bell Elementary
School Celebrates
Literacy Week
By Ashley Jones
Last week, Bell Elementary joined
the effort as Florida celebrated Liter-
acy Week. This week-long event is to
showcase the importance of reading
in daily life. BES had a solid schedule
of literacy-themed activities which
included Buddy Reading, Drop Ev-
erything and Read (D.E.A.R.) time,
Book Swaps and much more.
The week began with a "Hats off to
Reading" Day as students and teach-
ers donned crazy hats to show their
support. Signs were hung outside
classrooms to show what each class
was reading to the rest of the school.
Tuesday ushered in "Kick up your
heels and Read" day as reading coach
Ronda Adkins would tour campus to
"catch" students reading. The fes-
tivities continued with Buddy Read-
ing, an activity that allows the older
grades to be paired with the younger
ones so the students can read to each
other.
The week's events were not only
fun, but very important. As Ronda
Adkins put it, "The skill of reading is
a critical one for a person's success,
especially in today's world. Whether
they are going to become a brain sur-
geon, auto mechanic, math teacher,
drive a log truck, or enter into the
military, they will have to read and
read well."
There is no doubt that the stu-
dents at Bell Elementary enjoyed last
week's events, and hopefully ended
the week with a new appreciation for
the important skill of reading.
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Jeremiah, Katilyn, Justin, Elizabeth, Tyler, Madisyn, Haley, Madalynn, Elwood, Joshua, Karissa, and
Sabastian have fun learning how to count, sort and group.
"It's Tubby Time" at Mrs. Webster and Mrs. Holley's Pre-K Class at Bell Elementary School. We are learning
how to Count, Sort, and Group the different items in our tubes.
We are combining different learning skills all into one as we're counting, such as Fine Motor Skills, and Follow-
ing Directions. We are starting Unit 5 neqt week in our Owl, and will be learning about shadows and reflections.
Can't Wait!'


LOG CABIN QUILTERS


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, February 3, at the Levy Coun-
ty Quilt Museum. Our days are so
busy. We had eight big bags of fab-
ric brought in-some we can use and
some we find another place for it to
go. We know what we cannot use
and the other place can use the fabric.
The Chiefland Homemakers use a lot
and we share with them. We do have
several bags'of size 16 men's cloth-
ing that 'we need to get rid of.
Mr. Kooty and six boys were out
Tuesday and so much got done. The
boys can do just about everything
and we do appreciate them. Thanks,
Lancaster.
We are looking forward to going to
the State Fair to see if we have won
any ribbons. We still have 4 spaces
so if you want to go February 15,
then call 493 2801. The cost if $23
per person.
Thursday lunch was great with
fried chicken, stewed potatoes, tur-
key gravy, 2 pots of potatoes, a sweet
potato casserole, eggs, green beans,
pears, lime pie, pumpkin pie, rolls
and so much more. We had 15 peo-
ple for lunch.


Trenton High School Junior Class
Presents:
Boys and Faculty Volleyball!
Come out and support the
Trenton High School Junior Class
as the Boys of THS and the faculty
play in a volleyball tournament.
It promises to be a hilarious event.
Thursday, Feb. 24
6:30pm
THS New Gym.
Admission is $2


A watermelon quilt that was recently completed.

IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702


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BELL ELEMENTARY
PTA Valentine's Sales
00pm AR Afternoon
PTA Movie Night
m Early Release
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity baseball Pre-Season games
Varsity softball game vs/Vanguard
30pm Valentine's Dance @
Varsity baseball Pre-Season games
SVarsity softball game vs/Suwannee
MS baseball game vs/Taylor County
SMS softball game vs/Steinhatchee
JV/V softball game vs/Columbia
MS/V softball game vs/Bronson
30pm JV/V baseball game vs/ St. Francis
Early Release
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Family Reading Night Media Center
Early Release
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"Let's Learn Together" parent, student meeting
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Mrs. Margaret
"Peggy"A. Cleary
Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" A. Cleary,
age 62, of Bell, went to be with the
Lord and her loved ones after an ill-
ness on February 5, 2011 at Shands at
the University of Florida. Peggy was
born on August 23, 1948 in Ports-
mouth, Ohio to Robert Adams, Sr.,
and Margaret Abdon Adams.
Peggy enjoyed her life-long love of
horses, which she raised and trained
with her husband, Frank. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Bell
Church of God.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, Robert Adams, Sr., and Mar-
garet Adams; her husband whom she
married in December of 1968, Fran-
cis Xavier Cleary, Jr.; and her oldest
brother, Robert L. Adams, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Maegan and Sean
Leslie of Port St. Lucie; her son and
daughter-in-law, Francis "Frank" and
Jan Cleary of Bell; her brother, James
Adams of Portsmouth, Ohio; three
grandchildren, Danny Cleary, Katy
Cleary, and Alex Leslie; and also her
devoted friends, Patra and Matt Fre-
man.
There will be a Memorial Service
honoring her life on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Bell
Church of God with Pastor Dale
Thigpen, Jr., officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.



Mrs. Royala Child Asbell
Coleman
Mrs. Royala Child Asbell Coleman
was born on August 8, 1945, and
passed away peacefully on Wednes-
day, February 2, 2011, following an
extended illness. Royala was a life-
long resident of Bronson and was the
owner of Royala's Beauty Shop, the
office manager for West Farms and
the Levy County Journal. Since 1992
she has been employed by The Levy
County Board of Commissioners and
cherished her relationships with her
co-workers. She was a devoted wife,
mother and Grammy leading with a
strong Christian faith. She enjoyed
cooking, visiting with friends, puz-
zles,, and spoiling her grandchildren
rotten.
She was preceded in death by her
first husband, Pete Asbell; her second
husband, Danny Coleman, and her
brother, Frank Ishie.
She is survived by her son, Cam-
eron Asbell (Melisa) of Bronson;
two sisters, Neva Holland (Jack) of
Tallahassee and Ann Hair (Sidney) of
Winter Park; three grandsons, Jack-
son, Hayden and Carson Asbell along
with countless friends.
A visitation was held on Saturday,
February 5, 2011, at Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston. Funeral services
were held on Sunday at the Knauff
Funeral Home Chapel with burial
following at Rosemary Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the di-
rection of Knauff Funeral Home in
Williston (352) 528-3481.


Mrs. CarolAnn Collins
Mrs. Carol Ann Collins, 64, of
Chiefland died on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 27, 2011, at Tuscany House in
Summerfield. She was born on Au-
gust 27, 1946,, to Edna and the late
Donald Rawley.
She is survived by her husband of
22 years, Robert Collins; son, Ed-
ward Lee (Paula) Johns, Jr. of Ocala;
brother, Donald (Roxana) Rawley of
Largo; sister, Debbie (Terry) Kline of
New Port Richey; several grandchil-
dren; one great-grandchild, and sev-
eral aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations be made in her name
to Tuscany House, Hospice of Mari-
on County, Inc., 3231 SW 34th Ave.,
Ocala, FL 34474.
A memorialservice will be held at
a later date.


Ms. Maria Louise Fina
Ms. Maria Louise Fina, age 42,
passed away unexpectedly on Sunday,
January 30, 2011 in Trenton. Maria
was born February 7, 1968 in New-
ark, New Jersey, to Anthony Russo
and Lucinda Almeida. She moved to
Trenton in 2000 from Deerfield. Ma-


ria was of the Catholic faith.
Maria is survived by her mother,
Lucinda Almeida of Manahawkin,
New Jersey; her father, Anthony
Russo of Florida; a daughter, Vanessa
Decampos of Miami; and two broth-
ers, Cliff Horstmann of Pennsylvania
and Anthony Russo of Newark, New
Jersey.
Visitation was held on Friday,
February 4, 2011 at Watson Funeral
Home from 6 to 8.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


Ms. Cheryl Ann Jacobs


Ms. CherylAnn Jacobs
Cheryl Ann Jacobs, age 44, of Bell,
passed away on February 2, 2011 af-
ter a 15 year battle with Lupus which
she fought bravely.
Ms. Jacobs was born on June 25,
1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts to
Richard and Shirley Arcouette. She
moved to Bell six years ago, mov-
ing here from Bronson. She was of
the Methodist faith and was a mem-
ber of the Trenton United Methodist
Church. She enjoyed watching TV,
reading books, spending time with
family and friends, and she was an
animal lover.
She was preceded in death by her
father, Richard Arcouette; and grand-
father, Leroy Ertel.
She is survived by her mother,
Shirley Ertel; daughters, Amanda
Lamb (Darrell) and Chelsea Stan-
dridge; sister, Carol Arcouett; and
granddaughter, Nevaeh Lamb.
The family plans on holding a me-.
morial service on Saturday, February
12,2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Trenton Unit-
ed Methodist Church with Reverend
Dale Elzie officiating. The family
asks that in lieu of flowers that dona-
tions be made to Lupus Foundation
of America, Inc., P.O. Box 631047
Baltimore, MD 21263.
Arrangements are under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland.
Online condolences may be left at
www.knaufffuneralhomes.com


Mrs. Betty Lou Becker
May
Mrs. Betty Lou Becker May, 87,
was bor on September 24, 1923, the
youngest daughter of Francis Karl
and Hazel Vohn Becker in Olmstead
Falls, Ohio. Mrs. May stepped into
heaven on February 1, 2011. Mrs.
May lived the early years of her life
in Amherst, Ohio, where she was a
switchboard operator for the Termi-
nal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio, and a
dance instructor for Arthur Murray
School of Dance. She married Ba-
sil E. May, Jr. on July 23, 1947, in
Hernando, Florida. After moving
to Florida she became a mother and
homemaker. She was also employed
by the Levy County Clerk's office.
Mrs. May was a woman of strong
faith, courage and love, which she
passed on to her children. She loved
to laugh and had a great sense of
humor. She loved to sew, draw, and
decorate cakes, bake and cook. Mrs.
May was known for her hospital-
ity and open heart and home for her
children's friends. Mrs. Mays' final
wish was that all people understand
the dangers and consequences of cig-
arette smoking.
She is predeceased by her father,
Francis Karl and her mother, Ha-
zel Vohn; her only sister, Zita Vohn
Gelatka; and her husband, Basil Ellis
May, Jr.
She is survived by one son, Ba-
sil E. May, III (Cheri) of Bronson;
four daughters, Michelle (Major)
Seay of Newberry, Frances Carver
of Graceville, April (David) Wilson
of Williston and Melissa (Tim) Folds
of Graceville; 21 grandchildren, 33
great grandchildren, two great-great
grandchildren, as well as many niec-
es and nephews.
Mrs. May has a great grandchild
with Cystic Fibrosis and has request-
ed that in lieu of flowers donations be


made to the Cystic Fibrosis Founda-
tion, 'Team Bryce," 8382 Baymead-
ows Rd., Suite 9 Jacksonville. 17
32256 (904) 733-3560
A visitation was held on Thursday,
February 3, 2011, at Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston. Graveside ser-
vices were held on Friday, February
4, 2011, at the Rosemary Cemetery
in Bronson.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of Knauff Funeral Home in Wil-
liston.


Mrs. Helen Thetis Smith
Mrs. Helen Thetis Smith, age 86,
passed away on Thursday, February
3, 2011 at Ayers Health and Rehabili-
tation Center in Trenton. Helen was
bor on April 5, 1924 in Parkton, to
Monroe Carter and Thelma Gibson.
She moved to High Springs in 1962
from Plant City.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Virgil Smith and three sons,
Larry, Raymond, and Ricky.
She is survived by her daughter,
Ellen Martin of Hay Springs, Nebras-
ka; a son, Randell (Carmen) Smith of
High Springs; 12 grandchildren, 30
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great
grandchild.
Funeral Services were held on
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2 p.m.
at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with
Pastor James West officiating. In-
terment followed at the church cem-
etery. Visitation was one hour prior
to the service at the church.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


Mr. Marcus E. Smith
Mr. Marcus E. Smith, age 75, of
Branford, passed away Saturday,
February 6, 2011.
Mr. Smith was born in Dixie Coun-
ty on August 23, 1935 to Greenberry
and Nina Smith. He served in the
United States Navy. He was first
employed by B.B. McCormick as
a heavy equipment operator help-
ing to construct the launching pad at
Cape Canaveral. He began farming
in 1966 and also worked for Geor-
gia Pacific in Cross City for 20 years
during that time. He was currently
employed with Lacquey Pine Straw.
Mr. Smith was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Cross City and en-
joyed hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Romia
Smith of Branford; son, Tim (Her-
bert Swilley) Smith of Gainesville;
daughter, Sandy (Shane) Riels of
Branford; grandson, Blake (Nikki)
Riels; granddaughter, Jordan Swil-
ley; brothers, James H. Smith of Or-
lando, and Clyde Smith of Obrien;
sister, Helen Humphries of Obrien,
and sister, Maude Evans of Tennes-
see who joined him in death on the
same day.
Funeral services will be held Thurs-
day, February 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Steve Boyd offici-
ating. Interment will follow at Rock
Sink Cemetery. A visitation was held
at the funeral home Wednesday eve-
ning, February 9, 2011 between the
hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements have been placed
under the direction of the Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home, Cross City, Flori-
da, 352-498-5400.


Mrs. Ida Phillips Ruffing
Mrs. Ida Phillips Ruffing, 82, died
on Monday, January 31, 2011, in Ho-
mosassa under the loving care of her
daughter, her husband, and Hospice
of Citrus County. She was born April
25, 1928 in Lake City to James Hen-
ry and Ida (Lee) Clardy. Ida was
a homemaker, a member of the Old
Town United Methodist Church and
the American Legion, Post 91. Ida
was an avid gardener and her yard in
Trenton was recognized by the City
of Trenton for its beautification. She
enjoyed Yahtzee and Scrabble, read-
ing, and visiting with friends.
She was preceded in death by her
son, David Scott Phillips and her
daughter, Linda Joy Depowski.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band, Nicholas G. Ruffing of Tren-
ton; her daughter, Sheryle Lyman and
husband, Daniel of Homosassa; and
her grandchildren, David H. Green-
lee of San Francisco, California and
Molly R. Greenlee of Grand Junc-
tion, Colorado.
Visitation was on Friday, February
4, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in
Chiefland. On Saturday a Service of
Death and Resurrection was held at
Old Town United Methodist Church
in Old Town with the Rev. Carl Rain-


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ers, memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Citrus County,
P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL
34464, or Old Town United Method-
ist Church. PO. Box 335, Old Town,
FL 32680.
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. On line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com.


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith, 94 was
born on October 27, 1916 in Lukins.
She was the daughter of Lloyd and
Martha Pooser. Mary is preceded
in death by her husband of 66 years,
William Austin, Sr. and daughter,
Mildred Elizabeth.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother
and grandmother who went home
to be with the Lord on February 3,
2011. A lifelong resident of Newber-
ry, she retired from Tacachale Center,
formerly known as Sunland Training
Center.
She is survived by four children:
Myrtice (Knute) Johnson of Mont-
gomery, Alabama, Billy (Corliss)
Smith of Bell, Ginger (Ronrlie) Steele
of High Springs, and Anne (Wes) Al-
com of Newberry, who collectively
made her a loving grandmother to 11
grandchildren and 25 great-grand-
children.
The celebration of her life began
with family and friends gathering at
Milam Funeral Home in Newberry
on Sunday, February 6. Services re-
membering her were held on Mon-
day, February 7, 2011 at Union Bap-
tist Church in Newberry at 1:00 p.m.
Mary spent the last four years of
her life at Ayers Health and Rehabili-
tation Center in Trenton, where she
was given exceptional attention and
absolute love. In admiration to Ay-
Sers, the family is asking that memo-
rials be made in honbr of Mary and
their gratitude to the Center. Memo-
rials can be mailed to Post Office Box
229, Trenton, Florida 32693.
SArrangements were under the care
of Milam Funeral and Cremation
Services, Newberry.


Mrs. Berta M. Smith
Mrs. Berta M. Smith passed away
Monday, January 31, 2011, at her
home in Cross City after a lengthy ill-
ness.. She was born on April 4, 1928
and was 82 years old.
She was a waitress at the Carriage
Inn Restaurant for many years. She
was also a care taker at Hinton Land-
ing on the Suwannee River in Dixie
County. She was a member of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church of Cross
City. Granny Bert, as we all called
her, loved her family very much.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Berry and Nola Lamb;
husbands, George Driggers, Sr. and
Jimmy Smith; son, Darrell Driggers,
stepson, Wilbur Driggers; sisters,
Evelyn Michael and Mary Peacock;
brothers, Roscoe Lamb, Thomas
Lamb and Arlo Lamb.
She is survived by her' daughters,
Johnnie (Lamar) Brown and Janice
(Jimmy) Byrd, both of Cross City;
grandchildren, Darian (Jennifer)
Brown, Dwain(Marcy) Byrd, Raquel
(Michael) Rood, and Michelle (Jason)
Hurst, all of Cross City, Karen (Jeff)
Newberry of Perry, Michael (Anna)
Driggers of Steinhatchee, Joe (Veda)
Byrd of South Florida and Angela
(Cory) McCullough of Bamesville,
Georgia; 23 great grandchildren and
a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Wednes-
day, February 2, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.
at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in
Cross City with Rev. Randy Richard-
son officiating. Interment followed
at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation
was held at the church one hour prior
to the service.
Arrangements have been placed
under the direction of the Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home in Cross City.


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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

PROCLAMATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
AWARENESS WEEK
February 13-19, 2011
WHEREAS, the safe use of hazardous
materials is essential to citizens, business,
industry and local governments to main-
tain economic stability and the public
health; and
WHEREAS, the City of Trenton rec-
ognizes the importance of protecting our
communities from both accidental and
deliberate releases of hazardous material
and joins with the North Central Florida
Local Emergency Planning Committee
(LEPC), and numerous municipalities,
counties and school boards, in publicly
promoting community hazardous materi-
als safety; and
WHEREAS, it is essential for local
governments and the Local Emergency
Planning Committee to work together to
increase community safety by helping ed-
ucate the public that Sheltering In-Place
is often the safest option during a chemi-
cal spill; and
WHEREAS, citizens need to know
that local governments, businesses, emer-
gency responders and emergency plan-
ners are working together to ensure that
our communities are as prepared as pos-
sible for both accidental and deliberate
releases of hazardous materials.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PRO-
CLAIMED BY THE MAYOR-COM-
MISSIONER OF THE CITY OF TREN-
TON, FLORIDA THAT:
February 13-19, 2011,
is declared as
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
AWARENESS WEEK
DULY PROCLAIMED BY THE
MAYOR-COMMISSIONER OF THE
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA THIS
2ND DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2011, A.D.
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
/s/ Glen Thigpen
Mayor-Commissionier
ATTEST:


Card Of Thanks
Bill Williamson Family
A special "Thank You" to every-
one who helped make the loss of
our loved one easier. Your prayers,
visits, cards, flowers, and abun-
dance of food were greatly appre-
ciated. The love extended toward
our family meant so much.
May God bless each of you.
Rose, Billy and Kim,
Jimmy, Tina and family


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/s/ Taylor Brown
Clerk/City Manager
Pub. February 10, 2011b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2011-DR-0047
Division: DR
J. B. FISHMAN
Petitioner
MEGAN N. REAVELY
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MEGAN N. REAVELY
6810 SE 65TH AVE.
TRENTON, FL 32693
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 J. B. Fishman,
whose address is 6810 SE 65th Ave.,
Trenton, FL 32693 on or before March 2,
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)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jeannine Milito
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 10, 17, 24 and March 3,
.2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
,PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, February 15,
2011 at 6:00 p.m. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Operations
5. Florida Youth Suvey
6. Resource Development Director
Updates .
7. Instructional
8. Personnel
9. Transfer Student Applications
10. Removal of Items from Consent
Agenda
11. Consent Agenda
12. Reports
13. Executive Session
14. Student Services
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting, he will need
a record of the proceedings and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimo-
'ny and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
/s/ Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. February 10, 2011b.


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Auctions

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For Sale

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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
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in the heart of town (one blQck East of US-129, two blocks North
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Id Town. Mc- Oualifications: BA Degree or higher
venue (behind from an accredited institution and Florida
it. Many col- Teacher Certification covering ESE.
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ventory. Com- tary School. Qualifications: High School
ou in creating Diploma or equivalent. Requires one
of your loved of the following: AA degree or higher;
[onday. Open: OR at least 60 college-level credits; OR
n & Saturday a passing score on an approved state test
ee after hours (ParaPro). Requires current CDA or FC-
CPC license.
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Academy. Qualifications: High School
RIC: New in- Diploma or equivalent. Requires one
ensed and in- of the following: AA degree or higher;
1002453. Call OR at least 60 college-level credits; OR
a passing score on an approved state test
tfnb,11-25 (ParaPro). '
Teacher Aide Trenton Elementary.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
equivalent. Requires one of the follow-
ing: AA degree or higher; OR at least 60
college-level credits; OR a passing score
ening Classes. on an approved state test (ParaPro).
ired if age 18. Substitute. Teachers Qualifications:
330. High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
4tb,2-3-2-24 quired. Complete application online,
then contact the District office for more
information.
ted Bus Driver Trainees/Substitute Bus
Drivers. Qualifications: High School
Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
nee in-service training will be provided for
DFWP, EOE. qualified applicants. Part of the training
:e application, prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
2tb, 7 tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
- LOCAL:tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
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ong-term em- Pool Oualifications: Bachelor's De-
ia experienced gree. Currently certified with Temporary
aton. refe or Professional Certificate or formerly
SDL/realiable certified with Professional Certificate as
person at All teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
nc. 1525 NW Once approved, highly qualified substi-
32626, 352-
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e to P Boxat $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence in a
3tb,2-10-4 core subject area. All other daily substi-
EP tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
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utilities, satellite tv, dock, canoe. No pets,
no smoking. References required. $650/
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the Suwannee River at Rockbluff, 1/4 mi.
south of Rockbluff Store on the Gilchrist
side, never floods; large deck and covered
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wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
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S$526/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-
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wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $14,900, $153/mo.
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2.05 ACRES FOR SALE OR OWNER
FINANCE. $53,000 or 6% finance. Lil-
lian Estates 6119 SW 80th St Trenton.
Includes a 36X24 Pole Barn. Call Paul at
352-494-3445.
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carport, in city limits, near elementary:.
school, above average condition. $87,500.
Call 352-463-2142.
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between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.
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Main Street. Call'352-463-7135.
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Gilchrist County Land Transactions


Carolyn A. Morgan and Alene A.
Colson Estate to Carolyn A. Morgan,
personal representatives' distributive
deed, $10.00, Lot 42 Schofield Broth-
ers Subdivision, on 1/31/2011.
Jerald Rowe and Susan Rowe to
Jerald Rowe, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 11 Suwannee Shores Subdivi-
sion, on 1/31/2011.
David Burgsteiner and Betty Jo
Burgsteiner to Shawn M. Taylor
and Jenna L. Taylor, warranty deed,
$20,000.00, Lots 35, 36, and 37
Block A Andrews-Coleman Subdivi-
sion, on 1/31/2011.
Donald R. McLeary and Joanne
McLeary to Don R. McLeary and
Joanne McLeary, corrective quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lots 10, 11, and
12 Block 6 Unit 4 Sun N' Fun, on
2/1/2011.
Don R. McLeary to Don R.
McLeary and Joanne McLeary, quit
claim deed, Lots 4, 5, and 6 Block 11
Unit 4 Sun N' Fun, on 2/1/2011.
William Kevin Coates to Deanna
Jean Ramsay and David John Ruland,


warranty deed, $40,000.00, Lots 234
and 235 Waccasassa Campsites Unit
1, on 2/1/2011.
Trust for Public Land to City of
Trenton, quit claim deed, $1.00, on
2/1/2011.
Cora B. Evans to Cora B. Evans
Revocable Trust Agreement, quit
claim deed, $0, on 2/2/2011.
Chesborough Homes, Inc. to Ste-
ven A. Box and Holly E Box, corpo-
rate warranty deed, $55,000.00, Lot
32 Weirsdale, on 2/2/2011.
Farm Credit of Florida ACA and
Farm Credit of North Florida ACA
to Loncala Incorporated, special war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Tracts 1-3 Wac-
cassee Plantations, on 2/3/2011.
Drummond Community Bank,
Tara Shea Rexroat, and Hilbert Lord
to Drummond Community Bank,
certificate of title, $214,597.55, on
2/4/2011.
Indy Mac Venture LLC to Gary R.
Clemmons and Tresca Clemmons,
special warranty deed, $87,000.00,
Lot 19 Hickory Bluffs, on 2/4/2011.


From the Desk of Gilchrist County
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING:
FEBRUARY 7, 2011


On January 31,2011 Crews, James
A. 6/25/79 was arrested for Driving
while License Suspended or Re-
voked, Resisting Arrest without Vio-
lence
On February 4, 2011 Sheheane,
Scott 10/17/79 was arrested for Vio:
lation of Probation Driving while
License Suspended or Revoked,
Worthless Checks.X 4
On February 4, 2011 Hughes,
Joshua R. 6/21/87 was arrested for
Domestic Battery
On February 4, 2011 Hughes,
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On February 5, 2011 Kate; Justin
1/27/88 was arrested for Disorderly
Intoxication
On February 5, 2011 Hamill, Ken-
neth L. 4/2/68 was arrested for Driv-
ing while under the Influence of Al-
cohol or Drugs
On February 6, 2011 Kirkland, Jef-
fery S. 3/1/67 was arrested for Writ
of Bodily Attachment
On February 6, 2011 Barnett, Terry
E. 11/28/77 was arrested for Viola-
tion of Probation Worthless Checks
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AARP News
AARP will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on Tuesday. February 15.
at 10:30 a.m. at the Lodge of Otter
Springs.
Our guest speaker this month will
be Linda Moore from Experience
Works. If you are over 60 and have
not been employed in over 2 years
and are looking for something "part
time" (20 hours a week), Linda will
bring all the information necessary
for you to enroll in this state-funded
program.
If you missed last month's meet-
ing, you missed the opportunity to
see us recognized by the President of
AARP Florida as the #1 Chapter in
the State. If you would like to be a
part of our chapter, it's the best buy
in town at only $5 per year. Dues for
2011 will be accepted by Elayne Rus-
sell our Membership Chairlady.
Faye Sheffield, our new Hospital-
ity Chairlady, had decided that we
will have a soup, sandwich, and des-
sert luncheon. Please bring your fa-
vorite dish to share.
See you at the meeting with CAN
IN HAND!!!
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Gilchrist County Most Wanted


McDonald, Sharlene. W/F.
Height: 5'9" Weight: 105. Hair:
Blonde. Eyes: Blue. Failure to ap-
pear for Traffic ARN to the charge
of driving while license suspended
or revoked.


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Consulting Complete Building Framing, Etc.
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Lane, Justin ason. W/M. Height: Lane, Elmer James, Sr B/M.
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Economic Development meeting


Continued from page 1
people that want to go to work, he
explained.
Donna Creamer told the board
that Gilchrist County impact fees are
hindering economic development in
Gilchrist County. She explained that
the $3,500 residential fee should be
reduced to S1,400. The board ex-
plained that the commercial impact
fee has now been reduced to a maxi-
mum of $5,000.
Clif Bradley asked the commis-
sion if they were working with other
governmental agencies in the county
to enhance future economic devel-
opment in Gilchrist County. He ex-
plained that enterprise zones have
been successful in other small coun-
ties in Florida. These zones are rec-
ognized by the State of Florida and
tax credits are available through the
state. Bradley explained that plan-
ning and preparing for economic
development to come to the county
is being ready when the businesses
come looking.
Jon Gray told the board that Gil-
christ County should begin to focus
on preparing more graduates to attend
the University of Florida. Economic
development in Gilchrist County
must be created to keep our youth,
our future in business, at home.
Don Bennink told the board that
Gilchrist County is like the old Pea-
nuts cartoon; the enemy ineconomic
development is ourselves. Bennink
said that the county must utilize what
it has to its fullest advantage to bene-
fit the future, he said. Bennink point-
ed out that agribusiness programs
should be teaching the young people
to be leaders in agribusiness.
"Our industry is hungry for young
business leaders that come out of
school prepared to be administrative
business leaders in the agriculture in-
dustry," Bennink said. "The Gilchrist
school system is not preparing our
young people for administrative ag-
riculture business positions. Teach-
ing our young people how to finish
fat steers and hogs is not preparing
them for future agriculture leadership


roles, he explained. Gilchrist County
has good schools and the students
would be better prepared if they
were learning how to manage 10 to
20 acres of blueberries of their own,"
Bennink added.
"Agriculture invests $19.3 million
annually into the Gilchrist County
economy; we don't need to go and
bring development to the county, we
need to educate our youth and pre-
pare them for leadership roles," Ben-
nink added.
Jordan Hagan told the board that
Gilchrist County needs to have pro-
grams to employ graduates after
they complete school. He considered
himself very lucky to be able to get a
position with a regional business and
stay this close to his home.
Diane Clifton presented the county
with a business development plan
that was produced by Taylor County
Development Council. She explained
that this could be a beginning for
a development plan for Gilchrist
County.
The commission is considering
revitalizing the Gilchrist Economic
Development Council. Kyle Stone
is currently the executive director of
the economic development council in
Gilchrist County.
Tim Hastings, a resident of Gil-
christ County and electrical engineer
with Central Florida Electric, ex-
plained that the electrical power gen-
erating facility proposed for Gilchrist
County is not dead. He explained that
a cooperative represents its members
and they are you. Seminole Electric
was unable to be specific when they
met with Gilchrist County involving
their proposed peak electric generat-
ing facility. They had to look at so
many different types of possibilities
involving this type of plant that they
could not identify any of the particu-
lars. The industry is changing and the
development opportunities are still
out there.
Hastings called on the county to
further develop an economic de-
velopment outline to better identify
what the county is seeking involving


economic development for the fu-
ture. Commission Chairman Durden
stated that this is the first of many fu-
ture meetings that will be held to bet-
ter focus on economic development
for Gilchrist County.
The Gilchrist County Commission
will hold a workshop with the Tren-
ton City Commission on Tuesday,
February 22. in the Trenton Com-
munity Center. This meeting is open
to the public and will begin at 5:30

Hazardous Materials
Awareness Week
Submitted
The week of February 13-19, 2011
was proclaimed as Hazardous Mate-
rials Awareness Week by the North
Central Florida Regional Planning
Council at their meeting on January
27, 2011. The Council, through the
North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee, has the
responsibility of increasing the safety
of our communities from chemical
releases. Public outreach and edu-
cation are important to increasing
chemical safety in our communities.
One goal of Hazardous Materials
Awareness Week is to notify the pub-
lic that facilities, first responders and
emergency management are working
together to ensure that our communi-
ties are' as prepared as possible for
both accidental and deliberate releas-
es of hazardous materials.

ALERT teams supported by
local churches
Two local churches supported the
ALERT team while they were in Gil-
christ County recently. Bethel Bap-
tist Church and First Baptist Church
of Trenton donated the use of their
church vans to give the two teams
transportation to and from worksites
each day. FBC in Trenton also pre-
pared dinner for the ALERT team
members on Wednesday night. The
young men from the ALERT Acad-
emy gave their testimonies.


Gilchrist County Education Foundation's


Walk-a-thon


Drummond Community Bank team members are Amy Owens, Kelly
Vanderheyden, Melissa Vanderheyden and Eric Vanderheyden.



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Gilchrist County Courthouse team members are Gilchrist County
Property Appraiser Damon Leggett, Tracy Ridgeway, Gilchrist Coun-
ty Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, Dylon Beach and Verna
Wilson.


Trenton Elementary School's team raised $1,933.21


Faculty and students at Bell Middle High School garnered $1,512.47


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