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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 24, 2011
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Chili Cook-Off

Friday, Feb. 25 *11 am

to benefit

2011 Relay For Life


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Decomposing body found in Rolling Oaks
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By Carrie A. Mizell
The remains of a human body were
found decomposing inside a car in
the Rolling Oaks neighborhood.
According to Lt. David Aderholt
of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-


fice, a search of the abandoned
vehicle was conducted after the Gil-
christ County Sheriff's Office re-
ceived information on February 4.
"An investigation is currently on-
going and we are in the process of


identifying the remains and the cir-
cumstances surrounding the death,"
Aderholt said on Monday.
The partial remains found inside
the vehicle were reportedly in an "ex-
treme state of decomposition."


After the Sheriff's Office obtained a
search warrant, the vehicle was taken
to the Sheriff's Office impound yard.
Following an extensive search of the
vehicle, the remains were turned over
to the Medical Examiner's Office.


"From information obtained in
this case, the remains may possibly
be those of an individual who died in
Gilchrist County approximately five
years ago and whose death was never
reported," Aderholt said on Monday.


nenriff s investigators nave spoKien
with several people while investigat-
ing this case. However, more infor-
mation is needed. Anyone with any
information is asked to call the Sher-
iff's Office at (352) 463-3181.


Gilchrist County Veterans Service Officer Jim Nash


Jim Nash hired as


Veterans Service Officer


By Carrie A. Mizell
A former active duty Marine and
longtime member of the Florida Na-
tional Guard, Jim Nash knows what
it means to serve the United States of
America with pride.
As the newly hired Gilchrist Coun-
ty Veterans Service Officer, Nash
is looking forward to assisting the
1,600 veterans who call Gilchrist
County home.
"To me, being a veteran is about
taking pride in the country, my ser-
vice and my ability to maintain deep
and lasting friendships all over the
country," Nash said.
Since starting work on February
15, Nash said he has already had the
opportunity to meet six local veterans
who came to his office looking for
help on filing claims and beneficiary
forms.
"I hope to be able to satisfy the
needs within the community and es-
tablish a rapport with each and every
one of the county's veterans and their
families," Nash said.
Nash began working with veter-
ans in 2002 after serving as an active
duty Marine for 17 years, followed
by eight years in the Florida National
Guard.
"I had just turned 18 and gradu-
ated from Chamberlain High School
in Tampa when-I joined the Marine
Corp in 1972," Nash recalled.
During his 25 years in the military,
Nash served in the Vietnam War and
the Persian Gulf War. His primary
duty while in the Marine Corp. was
telephone teletype technician, or as
he says, "The Marine Corp. thought
that meant anything with an electrical
wire was my responsibility."
A West Virginia native, Nash said
he brings new thoughts and fresh
ideas to the veterans service office,
and hopes to continue helping veter-


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ans in Gilchrist County know what
is available to them. He also looks
forward to taking an active role with
.Veterans Day programs going on in
the county and working closely with
the Gilchrist County Historical Soci-
ety.
"I hope to one day see all the busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County, both large
and small, flying the US flag to show
support for our troops," Nash said.
To contact Jim Nash at the Gil-
christ County Veterans Service Of-
fice, call 463-3188, or stop by the
office, which is located at 214 East
Wade Street in Trenton.

Ayers Health

& Rehab

named 5 Star

facility
By Carrie A. Mizell
Ayers Health and Reha-
bilitation Center was re-
cently named one of the best
nursing homes in the state
by U.S. News and World
Report.
The Trenton facility was
one of 107 nursing homes in
the state of Florida awarded
five stars. Seven hundred
nursing homes in the state
were rated, and Ayers Health
and Rehabilitation Center
was named in the top 11.
"I am really proud of
this award!" said Jo Buck-
les, administrator at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation. "It really
identifies that the quality of care we
are providing is excellent."
Five stars is the highest overall rat-
ing from the federal government's
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services. A facility's overall rating
is geared to its performance in health
inspections, nurse staffing, and medi-
cal care.
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
has maintained a 5 star rating every
year since the rating system was initi-
ated, Buckles explained.
Located on NE 7th Street, Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation opened in
March of 1982 as Medic-Ayers Nurs-
ing Home. Today, the nonprofit facil-
ity averages 113 patients, many of
whom are long-term care residents.
The facility also welcomes residents
who come for short stays for rehab.
According to Buckles, Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation employs
149 people, many of whom live in
Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties.
"We really try to hire folks right
here in the area," Buckles said.


Local youth shine at Florida State Fair


By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton FFA members traveled
to Tampa last week for the Florida
State Fair and returned home with
numerous awards and recognition.
Trenton Sr. FFA members Aman-
da Williams, Austin Polk, Lori Har-
rison and Erin Jones placed fifth in
the State Dairy Career Development
Event (CDE). Amanda Williams in-
dividually placed ninth in the state.
Held on Saturday, Feb. 12, the
event prompted 30 teams from
throughout the state to gather and
compete for the first place title.
The purpose of the Dairy CDE
was to prompt students to take an
interest in learning activities related
to the dairy industry, including dairy
cattle herd management, as well as
evaluation and selection.
While Trenton FFA members
competed together as teams at the
state fair, they also showed animals
individually.
Erin Jones placed first in the Beef
Heifer Champion of Champions
and first in the Steer Champion of
Champions.
Kacee Langford placed first in the
intermediate division of the Dairy
Champion of Champions. Kacee
also won both Intermediate Steer
and Intermediate Dairy Showman-
ship. As if that wasn't enough, Kacee
also brought home a Holstein Junior
Champion Dairy Cow award.
Taylor Langford won the Florida
State Fair Foundation Scholarship,


FFA members are shown back row, left to right: Lee Deen, Jordan Gaylard, Orrie Roberts, Hunter Par-
rish, Brooks Parrish, Josh Harrison, Kaylin Hastings, Kacee Langford and Erin Jones. Middle row, left
to right: Cody Norton, Jonathan Gaylard, and Colton Rucker. Front row, left to right: Taylor Langford,
Asheton Sanchez, Harleigh Rucker, Kaylee Crawford, Harley Langford, Danyal Langford and Lyndsay
Boland.


which is given in the amount of
$1000.
Asheton Sanchez won Reserve
Grand Champion Steer.
Hunter Parrish won Grand Cham-


pion Premier Steer, and his younger
brother, Brooks Parrish, won Grand
Champion Carcass for his steer and
Reserve Grand Champion Premier
Steer.


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Antique vendors were setup near the Trenton Depot during last year's festival.


Antique R#oad Show is Vlarch 11


By Carrie A. Mizell
Climb up in.the attic and begin dig-
ging through the moth balls to find
a treasure that can be appraised at
Trenton's 2nd Annual Antique Road
Show.
Planned for Friday, March 11 at
the Trenton Depot, the 2011 Road
Show will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run
through 7:30 p.m.
Similar to PBS' highest rated se-
ries "Antiques Roadshow," Trenton's
Road Show will feature three antique
and collectible experts, as well as in-
dependent dealers.
Monica Fowler will be apprais-
ing antique jewlery. As an expert on
cameos, Fowler says she never tires
of her interest and passion. She is the
owner of Delectible Collectibles in
Micanopy.
Max Nickerson will be appraising
pottery and glassware. Nickerson is a
curator for the division of herpetolo-
gy at the Florida Museum of Natural
History at the University of Florida.
Gilchist County's own Ron Mills
will be appraising furniture at this
year's Road Show. Mills works as


chief of Gilchrist County Emergency
Management. What not many people
know is that Mills also has a love for
antiques.
Citizens are encouraged to dig in-
the cedar chest, the back of the closet,
or beneath the bed to bring out that
treasure passed down through gen-
erations, or picked up at an antique,
yard, or estate sale. Antiques and col-
lectibles only please.
Now is the time to un-earth that
long-forgotten treasure and bring it
to the Trenton Depot so that it can be
appraised.
For more information on the An-
tique Road Show, call Ann Ferguson
at 463-7610.
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce will be selling barbecue
pork sandwiches during the Antique
Road Show. For a $5 donation the
Chamber will sell a barbecue pork
sandwich, chips and a drink.
The Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce will once again sell des-
serts during the Antique Road Show.
Several vendors selling antiques
and collectibles, as well as craft ven-


dors, will be set up on Friday evening
and open for business during the An-
tique Road Show.
Last year's 1st Annual Antique
Road Show was such a success that
organizers decided to make it an an-
nual event, kicking off the Suwannee
Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Fes-
tival, which will be held on Saturday,
March 12.
An estimated 5000 people walked
the streets of Trenton last year dur-
ing the Quilt and Craft Festival.
Quilts were on display on the outside
of buildings all along Main Street,
as well as inside several downtown
businesses. Along with antique and
collectible dealers and craft vendors,
there were also antique cars and trac-
tors parked on Main Street.
Numerous area quilt guilds par-
ticipated in last year's event, and are
expected to return for the 2011 show,
including Gilchrist County's own
Springhouse Quilters.
For more information on the 4th
Annual Suwannee Valley Quilt and
Old Time Craft Festival, call 463-
3842.


According to Heather Rucker,
Trenton FFAjunior chapter advisor,
Gilchrist County had 12 students
enter steers at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa.


Help


students


get ready


for FCAT
By Carrie A. Mizell
As the month of March looms ever
closer, students in Gilchrist County
schools and throughout the state of
Florida prepare for the 2011 Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT).
Students at Bell and Trenton
schools will begin taking Florida
Writes the week of March 1 through
March 4.
Kindergarten and first grade stu-
dents will take a districtwide test
March 29-30 and second grade stu-
dents will take the SAT 10 also March
29-30.
Additionally, the reading and math
portions of FCAT will be given April
11-21.
Parents and students are encour-
aged to go to www.fcatexplorer.com
for practice work leading up to FCAT
testing. The website features a parent
and family guide that provides sup-
port information that will help parents
and family members help students.
The guide includes details about each
of the math and reading practice pro-
grams available on the website.
In addition, links to the Florida De-
partment of Education website are
available on www.fcatexplorer.com.
It's important to remember that
students need to get plenty of sleep
the night before taking tests. A good
breakfast is also important; and a
number of schools are providing
breakfast for students before starting
FCAT.
The most important thing to re-
member when preparing for test day
is to be on time for school.
According to Riley Deen, principal
of Trenton Elementary School, once
testing starts, no one is allowed to en-
ter or leave the classrooms.
It's important to remember that
parents play an active role in helping
students prepare for tests!









GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011


County commissioners begin


new era in meetings 4 P


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sioners began their mid-month
meeting on Monday afternoon
with an invocation given by Rev.
Paul Watson, pastor of Bell Baptist
Church.
Commission Chairman Randy
Durden explained that beginning
with this meeting, the Board of
County Commissioners will have
an invited minister open the meet-
ing with prayer.
"It is time that we put prayer back
into the county meetings and begin
to practice, In God We Trust," ex-
plained Commissioner Durden.
The Commission's March 7
meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.
with Kent Heaton, minister at Tren-
ton Church of Christ, giving the in-
vocation to open this meeting.
At Monday's meeting, the Com-
mission adopted a new electrical
release sticker requirement that
is identified by a green sticker at-
tached to the electrical box in ques-
tion.
Gilchrist County Building In-
spector Frank Ritter explained
there have been problems in the
past year with electrical services
being modified from the original
use permitted. He pointed out that
the electrical modifications are
being made between the time the
electrical.service is inspected and


the power is connected.
By attaching a new sticker to the
electrical box, the county will identi-
fy the permit number, date of inspec-
tion, amperage of service, inspector's
signature and the type of inspection
that was performed at this location.
The Gilchrist County Building De-
partment will put this new policy into
effect immediately.
Gilchrist County Attorney John
McPherson reported to the Commis-
sion that a letter involving the Otter
Springs Road project has been sent
to Guignard Company, the company
which holds the insurance bond of
John C Hipp Construction Co for
$158,304.
The county engineer found the fol-
lowing basis to identify a breach in
the construction contract. The letter
identifies that the contractor, follow-
ing the work performed, breached the
contract with the county.
1. Failure by the contractor to fulfill
its responsibilities, as set forth in the
contract documents. The proper base
of the roadway was prepared and in
place prior to laying of the pavement.
.This failure has caused or contributed
to the almost immediate failure of the
pavement. Specifically, the ruts in the
roadway and extensive potholes de-
veloped almost immediately after the
pavement was installed.
2. Failure by the contractor to prop-
erly shape the base and install the


pavement so the road would have
a proper crown as required by the
specifications. This failure resulted
in severe drainage problems on the
roadway including long periods of
standing water.
3. Failure of the contractor to
properly finish the shoulders of the
roadway, thereby exacerbating the
drainage problems and resulting
base and pavement failure.
The letter states that the con-
tractor asserts that the project is
complete and has refused to com-.
ply with the demands set forth by
Gilchrist County. It is the opinion
of the engineer Lee Mills of Mills
Engineering that the paving surface
needs to be.removed, the base prop-
erly reworked, and the pavement
surfaced replaced. It is expected
that the identified work would cost
approximately the full amount of
the bond, $158,304.
Gilchrist County is now waiting
to receive further information back
from the Guignard Company in-
volving their request.
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion took action to identify the
Gilchrist County Industrial Devel-
opment Authority. The commis-
sion is working with Kyle Stone,
Executive Director of the Gilchrist
Chamber of Commerce, to put this
authority into action for Gilchrist
County.


Yard Sale will benefit Relay For Life Trenton Fire


Drummond Community Bank's Kelay for Lite team will nold a yard sale
on Saturday, February 26 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the bank parking lot in
Trenton. All proceeds raised at the yard sale will go to the Relay For Life.


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Department

will begin

pre-planning

for fires
By Carrie A. Mizell
In the event of a fire, personnel
from the Trenton Fire Department
need to know utility locations, water
supply locations and combustible lo-
cations.
If you don't believe it, just ask the
city's new fire chief Keith Turner.
Business owners within the City of
Trenton will soon be asked to open
their doors to personnel from the
Trenton Fire Department, who will
perform inspections and fill out pre-
fire plans.
"It's important for our firefighters
to go into buildings to see what chal-
lenges there may be before there is
a fire," said Taylor Brown, Trenton
City manager. "That Way they are not
going blindly into a structure."
The city's pre-fire plan is two
pages of information that includes
the business name, address, contact
person, contact phone number, utility
locations and shut-offs for electric,.
gas and/or water, building descrip-
tion, roof construction, floor con-
struction, occupancy type and load,
location of water supply, level of fire
involvement, problems anticipated
and more.
Once compiled the pre-fire plan
information will be.put on file at the
Trenton Fire Department, so that in
the event of a fire, officials will be
able to utilize it as a resource. In addi-
tion, copies of the pre-fire plans will
be placed in every fire apparatus, so
firefighters will have it on hand in the
event of an emergency. The pre-fire
plans will be evaluated a minimum of
every four years, when a remodel oc-
curs or when occupancy changes.
"The pre-fire plans will give us be-
forehand knowledge of the business
before we even get to the building,"
said Keith Turner, Trenton fire chief.
"Not only that, the pre-fire plans are
good for insurance ratings."

Chamber Connection

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.
Have questions, call Sgt. Anita Moore
at 463-3410.
Trenton Middle High PTO Auc-
tion--Saturday, February 26, at 10
a.m.-12 noon. Donations to be auc-
tioned will be accepted. Contact
Karen Jones at 493-3200.
Gilchrist County Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee Meeting--March
4 at the Bell Community Center at 7
p.m.
Capital City Bank in Trenton--
Yard sale on Saturday, March 5, 8-1
benefitting Relay for Life. We will
be accepting any donations up until
then at the bank. Contact Rose at
463-4581.
Old Time Fiddle and Folk Con-
cert at Otter Springs--March 5 and
March 26 at 6 p.m. Enjoy Ed and
Geraldine Berbaum for an "ole fash-
ion down home" concert appropriate
for all ages!
Otter Springs Park and the Gil-
christ County Library--Presenta-
tion of "It's Time to Read" on March
12 at 10 a.m. Free. Literacy Program
.children ages 4-8. Pre-registration is
recommended.


4-H'ers excel at state fair

The Gilchrist County 4-H Livestock Judging Team won 2nd place at
the Florida State Fair. The team of three consisted of, left to right,
Desiree Holstein of Windy Meadows 4-H Club, Nathan Thisse of the
Osceola 4-H Club, and Danielle Holstein of the Windy Meadows 4-
H Club. Nathan Thisse was the High Individual 1st place Livestock
Judge.


Natural disaster areas


Submitted
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture has designated 26 counties in
Florida as primary natural disaster ar-
eas due to losses caused by frost and
freezes that occurred Nov. 5 Dec.
17, 2010.
The counties are: Alachua, Brad-
ford, Charlotte, Clay Collier, DeSo-
to, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian
River, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, St.
Johns, and St. Lucie.
"President Obama and I understand
these conditions caused severe dam-
age to corn, cotton, soybeans, pasture
and forage, and a wide variety of veg-
etable crops," said Agriculture Secre-
tary Tom Vilsack. "This action will
provide help to hundreds of farmers
who suffered significant production
losses."
Farmers and ranchers in the fol-
lowing counties in Florida also qual-
ify for natural disaster assistance be-
cause their counties are contiguous:
Baker, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Co-


lumbia, Duval, Hillsborough, Lafay-
ette, Lake, Marion, Monroe, Orange,
Osceola, Pasco, Sumter, Suwannee,
Taylor, Union, and Volusia.
All counties listed above were des-
ignated natural disaster areas Jan. 25,
2011, making all qualified farm op-
erators in the designated areas eligi-
ble for low interest emergency (EM)
loans from USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA), provided eligibility
requirements are met. Additional in-
formation is also available online at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.


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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-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by A Homestead Exemption Granted ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD
MARCH 1,2011 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. For 2010 EXEMPTION FOR
In order to qualify for this exemption you must: Will Automatically Be Renewed PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2011.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2011. For 2011 For 2011, Gilchrist County residents 65 and
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of older who meet an income limitation may be
January 1,2011. .eligible for an additional $25,000
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and homestead exemption on property which
Appraiser's Office. return a renewal card for they have the legal and equitable title to and
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or maintain thereon their permanent
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the Iomestead Exemption. residence. For 2010, the income limitation
property on which you are claimrig homestead exemption: was $25,780. In order to be considered, a
Florida Driver's License. Florida Car Registration. Florida If filing for the first time, sworn statement of adjusted gross income
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a of household must be filed with the property
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) cald for both youI muIst come appraiser's office during the filing period of
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to to thie Property Appraiser's Office. January 1 March 1.
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.

$500 WIDOW'S / DISABLED VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR'
WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
EXEMPTION Any ex-s'rvice mermbel who is a DISABILITY
Any widow/widower who is a pelmallnent residents of Flollda and
permanent Florw d siow dent may is d sabled at least 10,% in wr ol Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
claim this exemption. If the by si1vic CoIinnecttd rnisfoiltine receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
widow/widower remarries, she/he is entitled to $5,000 e xermpi. veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
wis no longer elgble an if the If fih l flst t lease of this state at tlie time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
husband and wifegble a divorced -presCn1 a celflcate flon, l li, was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
before his/her death, the woman United States Governmerlt Unlder percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
is not considered a widow, nor the certain circuislances tile enfit Isab ability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
s not considered a widow, nor the of tahs exiruon can cary over the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
first time, please present a Deathe o tile nvteans spouse ll the appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
Certificate or other proof of your event of the veteran's death official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
wCertific or or stats. Consult your appra ser for details. of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
widow/widower tatthe disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AGRICULTURAL
EXEMPTION ($500.00) (GREENBELT)
Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no FILINGS
Every Florida resident who totally ad peranely disabled thaApril st. Failure to file a return will result n
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the u list ie, a penalty and an assessment will be made as
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property All owners or lessees of agricultural
A certificate from a licensed Florida physicianll O cerfilcate rt irldes property such as business furniture and lands who desire agricultural
from the United States Department of Veterans. Afnirs, or fixes, machnery and equipment, household goods, classifications for tax purposes on
documentation from the Social Security Administration ind personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt their property must file an agricultural
Quadriplegic should contact the Appraiser s Office for special (iI 11 tleax on household goods and personal effects application with the Appraiser
benefit information If blind or corilined to a wh,'lch, there is I thei hIomestead.) The deadline for charitable and between January 1 and March 1.
an income limitation per year. including Social S, city. contact (ui lfl enonI-profit organizations eligible as such
the Appraiser's Office for determination ol othen si . benefits, Disability forms are available ;at thil ApplrAise's st, automatically renewed.
Office.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
Additional Homestead Exemption HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
How does the "double homestead" work? TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR
of a property used as a primary residence by a Flonrda resident by ANY CHANGES
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. Inlintion \ill bi required from ill persons app~l ing ifr e\ciempions to
IdeCl Itnine their Irsidciin status. Itl l'uslandi or WVile is fling lor one or
For example, If your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that hoth. ieidcnt documentation trill he required lIr both.
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15.000). Pilor to new law, the taxable We are at your service and will be most happy
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000). to assist you in any wa'y.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist Coulnty CourtIhouse.
This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed Damon C. Leggett
value upon which school taxes are based. Also. It does not reduce or 'rope, .Iqpraiser -- (ilchrist ('ounti
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp- 112 Soutlh Main Street, Room 138* renton. Florida 326o0
tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you, have 3 463
the Homestead Exemption already. (352)463-3190
1-800-219-3208


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AARP News

AARP held its regular monthly
meeting on February 15, 2011, at the
Lodge of Otter Springs.
Our special guests were Linda
Moore and.Karl Johnson from Expe-
rience Works. They put on an excel-
lent power point program that gave a
complete breakdown as to how and
why seniors are important to today's
workforce. If you are interested in ap-
plying for work under this program,
please call Linda Moore at (352) 463-
3677, ext. 106 Monday thru Wednes-
day. This is not a full-time position,
just 20 hours per week.
After various committee reports,
a delicious soup and sandwich lunch
was served by our Hospitality Com-
mitttee headed by Faye Sheffield.
Be sure to attend next month's
meeting on March 15 at 10:30 a.m.
at Otter Springs Lodge. Our guest
speaker at that time will be Jim Brant,
the radio voice of the "Swap Shop."
The menu for March will be "Pot
Luck" so bring your covered dishes
with plenty of goodies in them and
let's always remember that we love
desserts.
See you there with CAN IN
HAND.
Norm Conti
Publicity

Safe Driving
Course being offered

Submitted
Florida is a mandated state and any
insurance company doing business in
Florida must give a discount to those
completing an AARP Safe Driving
Course. The course is open to all
persons 50 and older. Contact your
agent for discount amounts. Update
yourself to earn a discount and get
newly enacted motor vehicle and traf-
fic laws. Course fee is $12 for AARP
members and $14 all others. Call the
listed instructor below to register.
March 15. 2011. at Capital City
Bank, NorthYoung, Blvd., Chiefland,
FL--9:00 a.m., call Linda Cochran at
352-493-1742








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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Letter to the Editor


Now ai d 7Aiet
By Carrie A. Mizell


Last week, Dixie County Sher-
iff Dewey Hatcher addressed the
citizens of Dixie County in an open
letter that was printed in the Dixie
County Times. In the letter Hatcher
addressed the epidemic like problem


the community is


having with people In 2010
overdosing on pre- ris
scription medica- Gilchrist
tion. Sheriff's
As Hatcher said,
Dixie County is responded'
not alone in dealing spaa
with this problem, separate
which is running overdose
rampant across the
United States. prescrip
Law enforcement medical
officers in Gilchrist
County are also
struggling to get a handle on the il-
legal prescription drug problem.
According to Trish Taylor, supervi-
sor of dispatch at the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office, deputies responded
to 56 separate overdoses on prescrip-
tion drugs in 2010. While Taylor said
it's important to remember that this
number includes minors who have
only threatened to overdose, as well
as residents in Gilchrist County who
actually do, the number is radically
high for a community this size.
During the first two months of this
year, deputies and emergency servic-
es personnel have responded to five
separate overdoses on prescription
drugs. One of the five overdoses was
fatal.
Gilchrist County citizens need to
heed the advice of the Dixie County
sheriff, who said smaller counties
have a distinct advantage over large
metropolitan areas.
"We as a community are keenly
aware of what is occurring with many
of our friends, family members, co-
workers and children," Hatcher said.
"With this responsibility, however,
comes the necessity for early inter-
vention."
Law enforcement officers cannot
fight such an out of hand problem
alone, no matter how aggressively
they go at it. As the Dixie County
sheriff told citizens, "To effectively
curb this or any trend, will take the
cooperation of citizens, parents,
school officials, students, law en-
forcement and every other sector of
the community."
Until illegal prescription drug
use is eliminated, there are several


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Birds Don't Build Mansions
(Kent Heaton)


There is so much to worry and fret about in life. The
pace of day to day pursuits has been likened to a rat race
where only the rats are winning. We work hard to gain
stuff and the only thing' we gain is stuff to worry about.
Our barns are never big enough and we tear them down
to build bigger ones and after time those are not quite
what we need (Luke 12:15-21). Barn building is big
business and expends so much of our lives.
Jesus warned His disciples about tearing barns down
and building new ones. "Therefore I say to you, do not
worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the
body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and
the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for
they neither sow nor reap, which have neither
storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how
much more value are you than the birds" (Luke
12:22-24)? When we stop to smell the roses (and we
should) we should watch the birds.
The lessons we learn from the sparrows and the ravens
are eternal. They are not farmers and they do not shop at
WalMart. Most Take note: they do not build barns. There
is no need for a barn in their lives because they are not
worried about where to put their stuff they have no
stuff. Jesus illustrates through His own creation that birds
are cared for by the gracious hand of God. Birds do not
have worry lines above their eyebrows. They do not have
to visit the doctor to get medicine for anxiety and worry
about the stuff of life.
Birds teach the lesson penned by the apostle Paul in 1
Timothy 6:6-8: "Now godliness with contentment is
great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and
it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food
and clothing, with these we shall be content." These
creatures of God are content because they trust and rely


Dear Editor,
This Letter to the Editor is in re-
sponse to the article in the paper from
the Onion Peel's owner. As a resident
of Trenton, I found her comments to
be very rude, untrue and kind of of-
fensive to our community. She stated
that the residents of Trenton do not
appreciate good food (or know what
good food is) and that we do not sup-
port our businesses.
First of all, I personally ate at the
Onion Peel a few times and the food
was never consistent. I did not find
the food to be that great and the peo-
ple that were with me the times that
I did eat at her establishment were in
agreement.
The thing that she did not seem
to realize is that not only did she
"think" her food was much better
than it really was, she showed it in
the "inflated" prices. There is a pizza
restaurant in Newberry that has the
absolute BEST pizza in this area and


you can get a supreme Sicilian (thick
crust) wonderful pizza and pay less
than what her large, thin crust with
three toppings cost and her pizza was
not nearly as tasty or had the quality
that the Newberry pizza has.
And second, I believe that there are
times that we as the residents of Tren-
ton do not support our local business-
es, however, I also believe that it is
usually because the owners of those
businesses are not very supportive
of our town. Maybe I am wrong,
but maybe not. I have seen over the
last 15 years that I have lived in this
town lots of businesses succeed and
fail as well. I feel that her restaurant
was a failure from the day it opened
just from her attitude, prices for our
town, and the quality of her food.
Why would we support your business
when the prices for less-than-medio-
cre food are too high?
Angela Jordan
Trenton


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things you as parents, friends, and
neighbors can do in order to watch
for abuse. Some of the signs and.
symptoms of prescription abuse are
as follows: Opiod Painkillers, Con-
stipation, Depression, Low blood
pressure, Decreased res-
, the piration rate, Confusion,
-, Sedative/Tranquilizers,
County Drowsiness, Confusion,
Office Unsteady gait, Poor
judgment, Involuntary
d to 56 and rapid-movement of
S the eyeball, Stimulants,
ialls of Weight loss, Agitation,
es on Irritability, Insomnia,
High blood pressure and
)tion Irregular heart beat.
tion Other prescription
ion* drug abuse symptoms
to be aware of and to be
continually observant for are: Steal-
ing, forging or selling prescriptions,
Taking higher doses than prescribed,
Excessive mood swings, Increase or
decrease in sleep, Poor decision mak-
ing, Appearing to be high, unusually
energetic or revved up, or sedated,
Continually "losing" prescriptions,
so more prescriptions must be written
and seeking prescriptions from more
than one doctor.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice will be happy to answer your
questions or concerns. If you have a
family member or friend that you are
concerned about, please call the Sher-
iff's Office, if you are seeking assis-
tance for them. The Sheriff's Office
has information on various options
for treatment and detoxification.
To reach the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office, call 463-3410.

No proof of insurance
= No license
Florida requires that if you're
caught driving with no proof of car
insurance, that the driver's license be
suspended if you own, or co-own the
car.
On February 11, a new change went
into effect that makes any conviction
or "paid civil penalty" for no proof
of insurance will produce a driver
license suspension order which will
be mailed to the driver. To reinstate
your license, you will have to show
proof of insurance for the date of the
offense or pay a $150, $250, or $500
fee.
Note to self, keep that insurance
card hardy.


upon God to feed them. The provisions of life are found
in the providential care of a loving Creator. Our
contentment must come from being satisfied. The man
who tore down his barns in Luke 12:15-21 was never
satisfied. He wanted more. Then he wanted more of the
more. His definition of "enough" was always a little
more than he had.
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be
content with such things as you have. For He Himself
has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So
we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not
fear. What can man do to me" (Hebrews 13:5-6). Have
you ever seen a covetousness bird? The only time you
will ever see a bird excited about a $100 bill is when he
finds one to make wallpaper in his nest with. He knows
that the true worth of money is nothing more than paper
with dead Presidents (and a few others) on it. He does
not worry about money because God takes care of him.
There is a saying that goes, "God promised to feed
the sparrows but He never promised to bring the feed to
the nest." Jesus was not suggesting that man not work
because the Lord requires man to work (Ephesians 4:28).
Even in the time of Jesus people worried themselves sick
about their stuff. We need to learn the lesson about the
birds they do not live in mansions. They are simple
creatures who have a simple trust in the real meaning of
life. Sadly, birds are creatures of the earth alone. When
they die they return to the dust from whence they came.
Man however, continues to live on in eternity. The Lord
.will judge men not birds. But the Lord will use birds to
judge a man when He compares the heart of the man.
"But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things
shall be added to you" (Luke 12:31).


Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email keruxa@bellsouth.net

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Downs, corrective quit claim deed,
$10.00, on 2/18/2011.
Kenneth D. Daub to Margaret E.
Daub and Troy Wayne Miller, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lots 80 and 81
Ayers Estates, on 2/18/2011.
Dynasty Mortgage, Inc. to Robert
G. Ten-Eyck and Jennifer Ten-Eyck,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 4 of the
replats of Lots 9, 10, 11 Gil Farm, on
2/18/2011.
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company Trustee, OCWEN Loan
Servicing LLC, Pooling and Servic-
ing Agreement, Morgan Stanley ABS
Capital 1 Inc. Trust to Tanya R. Paras,
special warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 16
Rogers Subdivision, on 2/18/2011.
Bruce C. Jackson to Linda J.
Jackson, warranty deed, $10.00, on
2/18/2011.
Henry A. Ross to Henry A. Ross
and Brenda Lea Ross Cooper a/k/a
Brenda Lea Ross-Cooper, warranty
deed, $0, on 2/18/2011.

Quilters of Alachua
County Day Guild
Submitted
Quilters of Alachua County Day
Guild (QUACDG) meets monthly
on the first Thursday from 9:30 a.m.
to noon, at Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 1521 N.W. 34th Street in
Gainesville. Refreshments are served
at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at
10 a.m. Guests are welcome.


Lottery Numbers

Wednesday

February 16
Lotto Drawing:
8-16-17-26-45-47/Xtra:5
No winner of the $13 million jack-
pot
5-Digit Winners:
36 at $5,272.00
4-Digit Winners
2,144 at $68.50
3-Digit Winners:
44,373 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
8-3-6-0
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
5-1-0-1
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
6-6-8
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
8-0-6


Saturday

February 19
Lotto Drawing:
3-12-16-30-37-46/Xtra:4
No winners of the $15 million jack-
pot
5-Digit Winners:
48 at $4,950.00
4-Digit Winners:
2,919 at $64.50
3-Digit Winners:
57,152 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
1-9-1-4
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
1-3-0-1
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
8-9-5
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
1-0-6


Page Three


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON


My Monday started off with a
bang. Our sweet little Allie Claire,
who is a darlin' 2-year-old now, had
an accident. You know how it is at
this age, mostly cherub with a little
monkey thrown in just to keep things
interesting. A little after eight Allie
turned around in her little kid's chair,
halfway standing up, and the chair
fell over. I rushed to pick her up to
console her thinking she would be
fine after a few hugs from her grand-
mother. As it turns out, I picked her
up and realized blood was all over
the side of her face.
After cleaning her up and call-
ing her momma to tell her that I had
let her baby girl fall out of her chair
and lay her eyebrow wide open, we
sat and rocked till momma could get
home to see about her. After Carrie
arrived, we decided to take her to
Trenton Pediatrics:.I know, I know,
it's Palm Pediatrics, but you know
how ol' timers are. Heck, I still call
Capital City Bank, Farmers and Mer-
chants about half the time.
I told Carrie I would drive them
down there to get her checked out.
About then I was feeling like pure
slime for letting my sweet grand-
baby get hurt on my watch.
Well, as luck would have it, be-
cause we got there so early there was
no one in the waiting room and we
got right in. The waiting room itself
is beautiful. The walls are painted in
wonderful Florida woodland scenes.
Allie was fascinated by the artwork
and started naming the animals as we
waited all of about five minutes.
I recognized the nice young wom-
an who greeted us at the counter, but
could not place her. Carrie later told
me who she was. Once she explained
that her mother worked at our local
drug store I knew right away who she
was. Next, the nurse came to get us
and low and behold it was Tiffany.
Well, Tiffany and Carrie went through
school together, and our families go
way back. I remember when Tiffany
came into the world and how excited
all her family was over her birth.
Allie got all the medical care she
required, which was a cleaned brow
and a little glue. As it turned out the
cut wasn't nearly as bad as I first
thought.
As we checked out, I saw another
Trenton girl, Brittany, who went to
school with our son and in fact mar-
ried one of his best friends.
We left Palm Pediatrics happy, and
pleased that Allie was fine and ready
to head back home to resume play-
ing. As I held the door for Carrie and
Allie to exit the building, I stopped
and read the small monument which
is located beside the d6or.
The plaque reads "The Palm Pedi-
atrics Office of Palms Medical Group
is dedicated to the memory of P. De-
Wayne Yates, Chief Executive Officer
2001-2010. On October 21,2010, his
vision, leadership and tireless efforts
to improve the health and wellness of
our community developed a single
office into a group of medical homes
serving the residents of North Central
Florida. Health Wellness Life"
Later in the day when I stopped to


reflect about our morning, the head
trauma and trip to Palm Pediatrics, I
could not help but be thankful that we
have such a nice facility right here in
Trenton. I thought about DeWayne
and how he passed away so young,
at only 37, on February 20, 2010 just
one year ago this week.
I'm still amazed at all he accom-
plished in such a short life. That
young man sure had some vision
and worked tirelessly to make that
vision a reality that will be here to
benefit all of us for years to come.
Even though he is gone, his work is
a lasting legacy to all the residents of
this part of Florida. He not only left
four beautiful children, but he left us
. with health care for all our children
and grandchildren and good jobs for
many hometown and home-county
young people.
Thanks, DeWayne, for your vision
which provided us with a way to have
our boo-boo patched up -- your lega-
cy lives on.

Several years ago I ran a recipe for
whipping cream biscuits. I found the
recipe and made it by the directions.
But, as I've made these biscuits for
the past couple of years, I've changed
the recipe and it's better now, so here
is, the .revised simple version to the
easiest biscuit you'll ever make. Re-
member, with all biscuits do not over
mix. Stir just enough to bring the in-
gredients together. Overworking any
biscuit dough will make the biscuits
tough.





1 cup whipping cream
1 % cups of self-rising flour

I use WhiteLily flour. It is very
finely ground and will make a lighter
biscuit than the standard flours.
Also, sift flour before measuring.
Put flour in bowl and pour whip-
ping cream in. Stir with large serving
spoon about 3 or 4 times only. Then
walk away and let the ingredients
come together on their own for about
five minutes.
Next, gently scrape dough from
bowl onto floured counter or cutting
board. Gently pat dough with floured
hands into an 8- inch circle that is
about 3 inch thick. Cut with floured
2 biscuit cutter. Bake in a preheated
425 degree oven until golden brown,
about 10 to 15 minutes. This recipe
will make 5 to 6 biscuits. Note: if
you wipe out the whipping cream
measuring cup with your hand and
pat the top of the unbaked biscuits
with this left over little bit of whip-
ping cream, it will make your biscuits
have a pretty brown top when baked.
If you are making a buttermilk bis-
cuit, buttermilk patted on the top will
give the same results. Another note:
I recently purchased the Pampered
Chef set of biscuit cutters, and I rec-
ommend you purchase them, that is,
just in case you are lucky enough to
get invited to a party.


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Gilchrist County Land Transactions


Ben H. Poitevint to Judy M. Mo-
bly, warranty deed, $10.00, on
2/15/2011.
Mary M. Connelly to Mary M.
Connelly, Rachel Lee Tucker and
Nicholas Anthony Tucker, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Carrie Jo Estates
Unit 2, on 2/15/2011.
Joseph W. Gilliam Clerk of Court,
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court,
HSBC Bank USA Trustee, and ACE
Securities Corp Home Equity Loan
Trust, Norma J. Vernon to HSBC
Bank USA -Trustee and ACE Se-
curities Home Equity Loan Trust,
corrective certificate of title, $0, on
2/15/2011.
Dennis M. Powers and Patricia
Powers to Rose Acceptance Inc., war-
ranty deed, $76,850.00, Lot 27 High
Springs Highlands, on 2/15/2011.
Patricia A. Dukes to Brent E.
Dukes, statutory warranty deed,
$10.00, on 2/16/2011.
James R. Parris to A. Olsen Mel-
vin and Debra R. Melvin, quit claim
deed, $1,000.00, Lot 31 Riverview
Estates, on 2/17/2011.
Rebecca J. Magwood to Daniel
Christopher Iserhardt and Whitney
Nicole Iserhardt, warranty deed,
$100,000.00, Lot 2 Schofield Broth-
ers, on 2/17/2011.
William K. Fuquay and Karen Lee
Fuquay to William Stuart Fuquay
and Ashley Fuquay, general warranty
deed, $10.00, on 2/17/2011.
Lannis Delinda Bennett to Keith


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011


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John Brooks Colson
Ben and Paige Colson of Trenton are proud to announce the birth of
their son, John Brooks Colson. He was born on January 7, 2011, at 7:46
a.m. at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz.
and measured 19 3/4 inches.
Paternal grandparents are Frank and Mary Kate Colson of Trenton.
Maternal grandparents are Randy and Robin McCracken ofAlachua and
Leslie Cellon ofAlachua.


To think blessings could come from the destruction of your home is un-
imaginable, but that is what's happening to us!
First and foremost we thank our Lord for His continual love and protection
and we thank each and everyone for the outpouring of loving concern, com-
passion, and generosity shown to us in our time of need. You all have been
the God given blessings to us and we pray God will bless each and everyone
of you!
Sandy and Marlyse Langford


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Certified Public Accountant

(352) 463-9414


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

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


Gilchrist County Marriage Applications r


Scott Anthony Gunter, 9/3/1987,
and Lauren Faith Goff, 5/11/1989,
both of Beebe, Arkansas.
Jaime Merced-Orta, 1/22/1979,
and Isabel Najera, 4/2/1979, both of
Severn, Maryland.
Carl Daryn D'Agnese, 4/24/1970,
and Paula Lynn Weltig, 8/24/1971,
both of Highland, Illinois.
Michael Lee Burner, 3/3/1975, and
Angela Michelle Innes, 7/25/1977,
both of Lees Summit, Missouri.

Davis reigns as
Queen for
Veterans Day
Submitted
Cora M. Davis, formerly Cora M.
Frazier, attended NABVETS Na-
tional Convention in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma on October 21-24, 2010
and reigned as queen for the Veterans
Day Parade on November 6, 2010,
and has for the past two years.
Cora Frazier Davis is a 1975 grad-
uate of Trenton High School and a
Gilchrist County native.
NABVETS, initially known as
the Interested Veterans of the Cen-
tral City (IVOCC), was established
by seven Vietnam combat veterans.
It was incorporated in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, in 1969 and reorganized
in 1973 to become the National As-
sociation for Black Veterans.
The National Association for Black
Veterans is a nationally certified Vet-
erans Service Organization, and U.
S. Department of Veterans Affairs
claims representative for all veterans,
regardless of color, and has members
of all colors.
This is a membership organiza-
tion with membership and chapters
throughout the United States and
Puerto Rico. It works in unity with
communities to end homelessness
and to empower low income and mi-
nority veterans and disadvantaged
youth.
Cora is an active member of NAB-
VET Marine Chapter #0054, in Jack-
sonville, North Carolina. Their mis-
sion is to create positive lifestyle for
Veterans by providing administrative
assistance to all veterans, their wives,
children, widows and orphans and all
NABVETs members and families.
They are committed to the veterans'
community in providing VA counsel-
ing, identifying individual veteran
needs and assisting in preparation of
administrative requirements to ac-
quire the maximum benefits that are
rated under the law and also dedicat-
ed to resolving, re-opening appeals
and VA claims, Current Retirement
and Disability (CRDP) and Com-
bat Related Special Compensation
(CRSC) and issues concerning veter-
ans' benefits, widows' pension claims
and burial benefits.
Cora is currently training to be-
come a Veteran Service Office (VS))
to handle claims.
She is the Historian, assists in
speaking on health issues concerning
women veterans and served 30 years
in the United States Marine Corps.
For further information, please
contact (910) 459-1318.


Attention all Chili Cooks!!

Can you prepare a delicious batch of Chili? Do you have a secret recipe? Then
you should compete to win the honor of Gilchrist County's 2011 Best Chili Cook
at the
SSheriff's 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Luncheon
on Friday, February 25, 2011.


Sheriff's
Chili Cook Off


The Chili Cook Off will be sponsored by the
Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office
and all proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society / Relay for Life


The Rules are Simple!

1. Bring your pot of Chili (preferably in a crockpot) to the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office between
9:30 11:00 am on Friday, 2/25/11. After the judging your chili will be used for the Sheriffs Luncheon.

2. The cost to enter your Chili in the Cook Off is $5.00 (includes your lunch)

3. Judging will begin at 11:00 am. We will have a panel of distinguished judges who will determine the
winner by sampling each chili entry. The judges will determine the winner by who has the best
looking, best smelling, and of course, the best tasting chili

4. $50.00 Cash Prize and a Trophy will be awarded to Gilchrist County's Best Chili Cook!

Sheriff's Luncheon


After the Judging and the winner of the Chili Cook Off is announced, the
Sheriffs Luncheon will be open to the public from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.
For a $5.00 donation lunch will consist of:

Bowl of Chili with all the fixings
Cornbread
Tea and Dessert

You can eat in or take out!

Please plan to join us and help support the
American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Best Chili
town.
If you have questions about participation in the Chili Cook Off or the Luncheon, i
please contact Sgt. Anita Moore at the GCSO (352) 463-3410


Shawn Michael Carter, 9/9/1985,
and Summer Joanna Holsomback,
7/21/1982, both of Leesville, Loui-
siana.
Denver D. Patterson, 2/21/1987,
and Jamie L. Chaplin, 9/15/1985,
both of Chiefland.
Eli Wayne Jerrels, 8/18/1987, of
Bronson, and Meghann Jenee' Mar-
garet Fifield, 1/20/1987, of Dunnel-
Ion.


Recorded Marriages
in Gilchrist County
William Martin Watson II,
1/14/1975, and Ashley Danielle
Childers, 9/3/1983, both of Trenton,
were married on 1/12/2011 in Ellzey
by William E. Keith, Jr, Minister.
Alan Carter Davis, 11/27/1964, of
Trenton, and Lisa Katherine Mathis,
8/7/1968, of Chiefland, were married
on 2/14/11 in Trenton by Rev. M.J.
Cravey.



Soci~ts

Happy Birthday wishes to Shirley
Stalvey, Nikki Shearin and Curtis
Summers on February 24; Wayne
Langford, Andrew Breton, Rich Wat-
son, and Todd Smith on February 25;
Brenda Crumpton, Eugene Inglitt,
Jimmie Downing, and Adam Cook
on February 26; Alyson Julian, Kayla
Gent, Diana Manders, and Caleb Har-
ris on February 27; Caleb Rhoden on
February 28; Rhonda Justice, Mar-
jorie Henley, and Quitney Kincaid
on February 29; Matthew Smith, Ty
Smith, Monica Vickers Green, Pau-
la Phillips, Amanda Mathis, Adam
Mizell, and Aric Austin on March
1; Liz Holder, Lloyd Holder, and
Chance Brooks on March 2.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Inglitt, and Ken-
neth and Pat Crosby on February 24;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott and Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Thigpen, Jr. on Febru-
ary 25; Bruce and Faye Wiggins on
February 26; Bob and Marty Frye on
February 28; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Per-
ryman, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Johnson,
and 'Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Elmore on
March 1.


The families of Annette Rolling and
Kenny Porter are pleased to announce
the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their loved ones. The
wedding ceremony will take place on
Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.
in Fanning Springs at Fort Fanning
Historic Site on the Suwannee River.
The reception will immediately fol-


low at the Suwannee River Shriner's
Club. All friends and family are in-
vited to attend as there will be no lo-
cal formal invitations extended.
Please join these families in cele-
brating the blessed event of the merg-
ing of two families and beginning a
new chapter in their lives with the
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Our family recently had the pro-
found blessing of having two little
girls from Uganda, Africa, visit in
our home. Miriam, 8, and Gertrude,
10, along with about fifteen other
children traveled to America as part
of a children's choir called "Ugandan
Thunder." These two precious little
girls loved peanut butter, had infec-
tious giggles, and begged to stay up
till the last second before bedtime.
Their interest in literally everything
produced tons of questions...until
their eyes landed on an album full of
pictures my husband and I took on a
mission trip to Guatemala. Most of
the pictures were of children living
at the malnutrition center we visited.
Miriam and Gertrude poured over
and over these pictures asking about
each child. I saw compassion and
concern in their faces beyond any
that I have ever witnessed in children
their age. As we talked, they began
to share with me struggles they have
faced: friends who have died, family
members that were sick, and condi-
tions that were a challenge. Every
motherly instinct in my body kicked
into overdrive and I so wanted to pro-
tect them from such suffering...
It makes you wonder.. .why? Why
are there so many hungry children in
the world? Why so much sickness in
places where medical help is not ac-
cessible? Why do parents struggle to
feed their children while we struggle
not to give ours too much? A visit
with someone like Miriam and Ger-
trude, or a trip out of the country can
give a much needed tune-up to our
limited perspective on life, and while
God isn't obligated to answer our
"why" questions, the Bible records a
conversation Jesus held with his dis-
ciples that sheds some light on this
dilemma:
"As he (Jesus) went along, he saw
a man blind from birth. His disciples
asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this
man or his parents, that he was born
blind?"
"Neither this man nor his parents
sinned," said Jesus, "but this hap-
pened so that the work of God might
be displayed in his life." John 9:1-3
Often we, like the disciples, assume
that when suffering is present, there
must be someone to blame, and since
the Bible is clear in Romans 3:23 that
"all have sinned and fall short of the


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glory of God," we feel fairly safe to
conclude that suffering must be the
result of some wrong-doing. In Je-
sus response, however, we find a dif-
ferent analysis...probably because
if this line of thinking were correct,
we would all be blind! Foolishly, we
may also be tempted to blame God
for the suffering we see around us, or
even what we experience. Instead,
Jesus declared the reason for this
man's blindness was so that he and
others could experience God at work
in his life.
The verse following this passage
gives further clarity... "As long as it
is day, we must do the work of him
who sent me..." Perhaps we ask our
"why" questions because we know
that God could easily fix the suffer-
ing around us, but according to this
verse, we may be the wrong ones to
do the asking. It seems that God has
ordained for us to work with Him
for as long as we are here...so could
it be that He has more of a right to
ask us why there are so many hungry
children in the world...why we don't
reach out our hands to serve them and
allow Him to work in their lives...
through us. Perhaps the next time a
"why" question comes to our mind,
we should consider that He is asking
it of us...and wonders what we plan
to do about it. It is imperative not as
much how or where we take action,
but that we do... because every heart
really does matter! (For more info
about the Ugandan Thunder ministry,
go to www.penniesforposho.org)
Blessings,
Angie


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
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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: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: KENNY GAINEY
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
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T 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-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m.
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Church News


Trenton United
Methodist Church
expansion
The Trenton United Methodist
Church .has recently expanded its
education department to include two
older adult Sunday school classes,
a young adult class and a children's
Sunday school class. A nursery is
also provided during Sunday school


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and church services. Mrs. Pat Engle-
field and Mrs. Donna Hayes provide
instruction for the children's Sunday
school class; Rev. Dale Elzie leads
the young adult class; and Jason Sur-
rency is in charge of the youth group.
The church is pleased to have these
able leaders in their education depart-
ment headed by Mr. David McCoy.,.
Trenton United Methodist would
like to have anyone who is interested
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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....................... 11:00AM
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton
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Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
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
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ..................................................... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship .................................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
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Suwannee River
Garden Club News


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11:00 a.m. The church is located at
203 NE 2nd Street in Trenton. For
more information, call Janice Lee at
463-1391 or the church office at 463-
2877.


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


The next meeting of the Suwannee
River Garden Club will be held on
Monday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.
The club meets in the church build-
ing directly behind the Cadillac Mo-
tel in Fanning Springs.
This month Mr. Leonard Allen, of
Allen's Nursery in Old Town, will
be giving us tips on the planting and
care of native trees. Mr. Allen will
also have an assortment of trees avail-
able for purchase. The 2011 Garden
Festival at Fanning Springs is to be
held on April 9. A vote will be taken
at the upcoming meeting and the club
will participate if the majority of the
members are interested and willing to
contribute. We look forward to seeing
you on February 28. Don't forget to
ask a friend (or friends) to join us.
For more information on the Su-
wannee River Garden Club, please
contact Joan Pryor at (352)-542-2211
or joan pryor@hughes.net.


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Deen wins blue ribbons at State Fair
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Lee Deen, an FFA member at Trenton High School, is shown in the left photo with his Papa, Mervin Hines, and his Florida State Fair heifer,
Miss Dolly. The heifer was raised in Gilchrist County on Hines Farms. At right, Lee won two blue ribbons at the Florida State Fair with
Miss Dolly.


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street 352-472-4943 866-376-4943
Trenton, FL 32693 104 Southwest 266th Street, Newberry, FL 32669
352-463-2877
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
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Bell High School Band
News
The Bell Band Boosters, Inc. an-
nounces that nominations for officers
are open for the upcoming year, Au-
gust 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012. If
you are an interested Band Booster,
please see Articles V and XI of the
Bell Band Boosters, Inc. ByLaws for
more information on the process of
election. The election will be held at
the annual Election Meeting in May.
Purple Powerhouse Band members
are now fundraising with Little Cae-
sar pizza kits for the purchase of new
marching band uniforms. The fund-
raising effort will end on February 28
and delivery will be March 8. You
may see any band member or call
the band room at 463-4111 to place
an order. Your support is greatly ap-
preciated.
Congratulations to the'following
band students for being selected for
the University of Florida's Honor
Band Festival: Tyler Cutts, Melanie
Deane, Ashley Neese, Justin Martin,
Stephen Martin, and. Cody Smith.
The dates of the festival are March
31-April 2, 2011.
Stephanie Martin


2011 Trenton High School Varsity Baseball Team

The 2011 THS Varsity Baseball Team members are, back row, Coach Shannon Smith, Hunter Parrish, Kane Crosby, Corbin Wiggins, Chance
Brooks, Caleb Smith, Hunter Williams, Clif Bryant, and Coach Todd Bryant. Kneeling on front row are Coach Matt Rendek, Justin Crown,
Deilwone Henry, Stephen Smith, and Ozie Parrish.


Trenton High School Baseball 2011
Date Day Opponent Place MS JV V Time
2/10 Thurs Pre-Season Home X TBA
2/11 Fri Pre-Season Home X TBA
2/15 Tues Hawthorne Away X X 4:00/7:00
2/17 Thurs Chiefland Away X 5:00
2/18 Fri Dixie Away X X 4:00/7:00
2/22 Tues St. Francis Home X X 4:00/7:00
2/24 Thurs Ruth Raines Home X 4:00
2/25 Fri Bell Home X 5:00
2/25 Fri Branford Away X X 4:00/7:00
2/26 Sat. Melody Home X 1:00
3/3 Thurs Bronson Home X X 4:00/7:00
3/4 Fri Bell Away X X 5:00/7:30
3/5 Sat Oak Hall Home X 1:00
3/7 Mon Bell Away X 7:00
3/8 Tues Hawthorne Home X X 4:00/7:00
3/10 Thurs Chiefland Home X 5:00
3/11 Fri Chiefland Away X X 4:30/7:00
3/14 Mon Ruth Raines Away X 4:00
3/17 Thurs Bell Home X 5:00
3/17 Thurs PK Yonge Away X X 4:30/7:00
3/18 Fri Dixie Home X X 4:00/7:00
3/24 Thurs Mayo Away X 6:30
3/25 Fri Branford Home X X 4:00/7:00
3/29 Tues Melody Away X 4:00
3/31 Thurs Bell Home X X 5:00/7:30
4/4 Mon Bell Away X 4:30
4/4 Mon St. Francis Away X X 2:00/4:30
4/7 Thurs PK Yonge Home X X 4:30/7:00
4/9 Sat Oak Hall Away X 1:00
4/12 Tues Bronson Away X X 4:00/7:00
4/15 Fri Chiefland Home X X 4:30/7:00
4/19 Tues Newberry Away X 7:00
4/21 Thurs Perry Home X 6:00
4/25-29 M-F Districts Trenton X TBA


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Tigers open the season with

two wins on the road


By John M. Ayers
Trenton traveled to Hawthorne to
begin their regular season on Tues-
day, February 15.
The Tigers, still a young team,
started sophomore Hunter Williams
on the mound.
Williams dominated the Hornet
hitters, striking out 6 in three innings.
Williams gave up only 2 hits with no
walks and no runs.
Justin Crown followed in the fourth
inning with the same results. Crown
struck out two hitters, walked one
and gave up no runs.
Kane Crosby pitched the fifth and
final inning and continued the shut
out. Crosby struck out one and gave
up only 1 hit, no walks, and no runs.
The Tigers on offense slugged out
15 hits in 5 innings.
Stephen Smith and Clif Bryant had
three hits each, while Caleb Smith,
Hunter Parrish, Hunter Williams and
Ozie Parrish had 2 hits each.
Bryant had four RBIs in this eve-
ning game.
The Tigers scored 13 runs in their
first District 5 2A win.
On Friday, February 18, the Tigers
traveled to Dixie County to take on
the district rival Bears.


Senior Caleb Smith made his first
start on the mound, going 4 innings,
giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 earned
run.
Sophomore Justin Crown followed
Smith and pitched the fifth and sixth
innings. Crown struggled at times
but was able to close out the Bears
with 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and
only one earned run.
At the plate the Tigers had another
good hitting night. The Tigers had
11 hits, drew 9 walks, had 2 hit bat-
ters and stole four bases. Sophomore
Hunter Parrish had 3 hits, including a
double, and freshman Stephen Smith
had 2 doubles. Sophomore Clif Bry-
ant had four hits, including a 2 run
blast over the centerfield wall. Bry-
ant had 5 RBI's on the' night while
Hunter Parrishf and Stephen Smith
each had 3 hits.
The Tigers won 14-2 and improved
their District record to 2-0. Trenton
hosted St. Francis of Gainesville
Tuesday evening.
The Tigers will travel to Branford
Friday evening to meet the Bucs in
a single game beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Both of these contests are District 5
2A games. Come out and support the
Tigers.


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JV/V baseball game vs/Branford
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[ Obituaries


Mrs. Ruth Yvonne Beach
Mrs. Ruth Yvonne Beach, age 69
of Trenton, sadly passed away on
Saturday, February 19, 2011, at her
residence surrounded by her family
and friends. Ruth was born on Au-
gust 12, 1941, in Trenton to William
Dan Fletcher and Mary Ann Ford
Fletcher. She was a lifelong resident
of Trenton and a member of Union
Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Richard D. Beach, Sr.; a
sister, Charlotte Hodge; and two
brothers, Dan Fletcher, Jr., and John
D. Fletcher.
She is survived by her two sons,
Richard D. Beach, Jr. and Dan Beach,
both of Trenton; a sister, Geneva
Langford of Trenton, three grand-
daughters, Kristy (Toby) Lindsey of
Fort White, Danielle (Chris) Lewis
of Trenton and Virginia (Randall)
O'Steen of Trenton; and nine great
grandchildren, Jacob, Cody, Hanna,
Lindsey, Waylon, Cheyenne, Court-
ney, Victoria and Vanessa.
Funeral Services were held on
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at
11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist church
with Pastor Don Knight officiating.
Interment followed at the church
cemetery. Visitation was held on
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Wat-
son Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.



Mrs. Elizabeth Gramling
Brown
Mrs. Elizabeth Gramling Brown,
82, of Chiefland passed away Mon-
day, February 21, 2011, at her home.
Born in Madison County, she has
spent her lifetime in the Tri-County
area. She was a member of Hard-
eetown Baptist Church, the Ladies
Auxiliary and the VFW of Chiefland.
She was a hair stylist and homemaker
who enjoyed flowers and gardening,
crocheting and sewing. She.was most
proud of her children, grandchildren
and family, as well as 'Jake Brown'
her faithful Chihuahua.


She is preceded in death by her
husband Elbert L. Brown, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter,
Mary Elizabeth (Gerald) Brehm of
Chiefland; sons, Raymond Elbert
(Patty) Brown of Middleburg, Elbert
L.(Stephanie)Brown, Jr. of Inverness,
Charles Anthony (Jenny) Brown of
Cedar Key; 12 grandchildren and
five great grandchildren. She is also
survived by Annie Mae Lacy, Robbie
Herring, and Joyce Faye Frazier.
Graveside services will be Satur-
day, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
at Cedar Key Cemetery with Bro.
Paul Nowlin officiating. Visitation
will be Friday from 6:00 8:00 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
Chiefland. On line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com.



Mr. Thomas Edward
Craig
Mr. Thomas Edward Craig, age 42,
passed away February 13, 2011, at his
home in Old Town. Mr. Craig moved
to Old Town from Okeechobee about
18 years ago. He worked for the
Misty Meadows Dairy Farm in Tren-
ton and he enjoyed woodworking,
hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Thomas
Edward Craig II of Kentucky; his
brothers, Mark Craig of Old Town,
Paul, David, and Bobby Craig, all of
Okeechobee; his sister, Wanda Wil-
liams of Old Town; four nephews and
four nieces.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.



Mrs. Lucille W.
Sparkman Lindsey
Mrs. Lucille W. Sparkman Lind-
sey, age 90, went home to be with her
Lord on Saturday, February 19, 2011,
at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun-
ties in Chiefland. Lucille was born


on July 4, 1920, in Snyder, Texas, to
James C. Wall and Hattie Ball Wall.
She was a member of Trenton Church
of Christ. Lucille loved going to
church and teaching all the classes.
She loved sending notes and cards to
all of those in need. She was always
ready, willing and able to teach about
God's word and how to become a
Christian.
Lucille attended Harding Univer-
sity in Searcy, Arkansas, and gradu-
ated in 1947 with a degree in Home
Economics. She then went on and
received her Masters Degree from
the University of Florida. She taught
school for 35 plus years in the Crystal
River School System.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, James C. "Grover" and
Hattie Ball Wall; her first husband,
Thomas Ray Sparkman; her second
husband, Robert E. "Bob" Lindsey;
two sisters, Rosalee Wall and Florene
Wall and two brothers, Wayne Wall
and Arvel Wall.
She is survived by a daughter,
Elizabeth "Liz" Sparkman (Steve)
Leavell of Dover, Arkansas; a son,
Thomas Ray Sparkman, Jr. of Tren-
ton; a stepdaughter, Barbara (Chuck)
Chewning of Cross City; a brother,
Tommy (Carrie) Wall ofAmory, Mis-
sissippi; two sisters-in-law, Freida
Davis of Dallas, Texas, and Barbara
Wall of Russellville, Arkansas; six
grandchildren, Adam Leavell, Ben
(Sarah) Leavell, Rachel Leavell of
Dover, Arkansas, Kyle Sparkman,
Kylie Sparkman and Aaron An-
derson, all of Cross City; two great
grandchildren, Jackson Leavell of
Dover, Arkansas and Talvin Leavell
of Pocahontas, Arkansas. She is also
survived by numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on
Friday, February 25, 2011, at 11:00
a.m. at Trenton Church of Christ with
Mr. Kent Heaton officiating. Inter-
ment will be private at Crystal River
Cemetery.
Arrangements are underthe care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. Jack S. Michael


Mr. Jack S. Michael, 67 of
Chiefland, passed away Saturday,
February 19, 2011, at Shands in
Gainesville. Born in Charlotte, North
Carolina, he moved to Chiefland from
Orlando in 1992. He was a member
of Chiefland Baptist Church, Sons of
Confederates and Fraternal Order of
Police. He served his country in the
National Guard Reserve. He retired
as a police officer with the Orlando
City Police. He enjoyed his time
with his dog "Winter" and partici-
pating in reenactments with Sons of
Confederates.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Barbara, who passed away Au-
gust 2010.
He is survived by his son Scott
(Debbie) Michael of Apopka; broth-
ers, J.D. (Carol) Michael of Black
Mountain, North Carolina, Roy
(Monica) Michael of Lincoln-
ton, North Carolina; sister, Mary
Lou (Don) Lawrence of Chiefland;
nephews, Josh Michael and Jeremy
(Dawn) Michael, both of Lincolnton,
North Carolina, Brent (Cliston).Law-
rence of Dunnellon; and niece, Ash-
ley (Todd) Martin of Chiefland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mr. Michael's memory
to Chiefland Baptist Church Build-
ing Fund, 12451 NW 85th Ave,
Chiefland, FL 32626
Funeral Services will be Saturday,
February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Chiefland
Baptist Church with Pastors Marty
Medford and Lynn McClain officiat-
ing. Visitation will be one hour prior
the service. Burial will be Monday,
February 28, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at
Woodlawn Cemetery in Gotha.
Arrangements are 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. Ella Louise Osteen
Mrs. Ella Louise Osteen of Cross
City passed away Friday, February
18, 2011, at Cross City Rehab. She
was 87.
Mrs. Osteen was born in Claxton,
Georgia, and moved to Eustis, where
she grew up. She moved to Dixie


County after marrying Johnny in
1943 and took residence in Horse-
shoe Beach thinking that she had "ar-
rived at the end of the earth with no
way to go back home." She worked
with her husband, Johnny, fishing and
running a fish house and restaurant
for many years. She was a member
of the Cross City Church of God and
enjoyed bird watching, reading and
sewing.
She was preceded in death by her
husband of 65 years, Johnny Osteen
and son, Steve Osteen.
The last of 12 siblings, she is sur-
vived by her daughter, Millie (Wayne)
Griner of Cross City; grandchildren,
Angel, Jason, Holly, Steven and great
granddaughter, Hillary.
Graveside services were held Mon-
day, February 21, 2011, at Old Town
Cemetery with Rev. Ed Ivey officiat-
ing.
Arrangements have been placed
under the direction of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.



Mrs. Ethel Carolyn
Parker
Mrs. Ethel Carolyn Parker of Old
Town passed away Monday, Febru-
ary 14, 2011, at North Florida Re-
gional Hospital. She was 84 years
of age.
Mrs. Parker was born in Alachua
County on August 8, 1926. She
moved to Old Town in 1987 from St.
Petersburg. She was a homemaker
and a mother who enjoyed work-
ing with flowers, cooking, reading,
fishing and water skiing, which she
finally gave up after the age of 75.
She attended Old Town First United
Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son; Robert
(Ida) Parker of Shalimar; sisters, Kar-
en Peterson of Bell, and Alice Faye
Trompeter of Guatemala; four grand-
children and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, February 19, 2011, at Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Jim O'Hare officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Old Town Cem-
etery. A visitation was held Friday
evening, February 18, between the
hours of 5 and 7 p.m.


Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


Rev. Billy Raye Robson
Rev. Billy Raye Robson
Rev. Billy Raye Robson of Cross
City passed away Thursday, February
17, 2011, at his home. He was 69.
Bro; Billy was born on May 18,
1941, in Alabama to Coatland and
Kathrine Robson. He served in the
United States Army as a paratrooper
in the 505th Air Borne. Bro. Billy re-
tired as the Pastor of New Prospect
Baptist Church on November 14,
2010, after serving for 32 years. He
loved being outdoors and loved, and
was loved by, people.
He is survived by his wife of 43
years, Penny Robson of Cross City;
son, Jody (Delene) Robson and
daughter, Billie Jo (Rex) Beckham,
both of Cross City; grandchildren,
Britni, Baylie, Dustin, Macie Ma-
rie, Joleigh, Joshua and ChelSie Jo;
brother, Frank Robson of Cross City
and sisters, Delite Piper of Gaines-
ville, and Carolyn Long of Palatka.
Funeral services were held Sun-
day, February 20, 2011, at New Pros-
pect Baptist Church with Rev. Jake
Cravey, Rev. Gene Koons, Rev. Ed
Ivey and Rev. Mike Brown offici-
ating. Interment followed at New
Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
A visitation was held Saturday, Feb-
ruary 19, 2011, at the funeral home.
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-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#VE.
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

PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle, VIN#
1FTRF122X6NA31732, 2006 Ford, will
be sold at Public Auction on March 1,
2011 at 9 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida
Statute 713.78. The auction will be held
at 16720 NW Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs,
FL 32693 by Fanning Springs Auto, (352)
463-2387.
Pub. February 17 and 24, 2011.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 21-2011-CP-0001
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KAY FRANCES BLANK,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KAY
FRANCES BLANK, deceased, whose
date of death was November 1, 2010, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 37.
Trenton. Florida 32693. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN


THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 17. 2011.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-7800
Personal Representative:
Cordelia Blank
9580 SE CR 337
Trenton, Florida 32693
Pub. February 17 and 24, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-0015
AMERIS BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
JULIA E. COLE; JOHN R. REAVIS,
JR; HEIRS AND BENEFICIARIES
OF THE ESTATE OF DAN L.
HENDRICKS,
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HEIRS AND
BENEFICIARIES
OF THE ESTATE OF
DAN L. HENDRICKS
Last Known Whereabouts:
Trenton, Florida, Gilchrist County
Any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claiming by, through, under, and
against HEIRS AND BENEFICIARIES
OF THE ESTATE OF DAN L.
HENDRICKS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose on the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida:
LOT 11, BLOCK D, ANDREWS-
COLEMAN, A SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and others and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's
attorney, Dale G. Westling, Sr., Esquire,
331 E. Union Street, Jacksonville, Florida
32202, no more than thirty (30) days from
the first publication date of this notice
of action and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
Dated 2/10/11
Clerk of Circuit Court
(Court Seal)
By Lyndsay Avers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. February 17, 24, 2011b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-0015
AMERIS BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
JULIA E. COLE; JOHN R. REAVIS,
JR.; HEIRS AND BENEFICIARIES
OF THE ESTATE OF DAN L.
HENDRICKS,
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN R. REAVIS, JR.
Last Knovn Whereabouts:
Trenton, Florida, Gilchrist County
Any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claiming by, through, under and
against JOHN R. REAVIS, JR.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose on the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida:
LOT 11, BLOCK D, ANDREWS-
COLEMAN, A SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 1, PAGE
9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and others and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses; if any, to it on Plaintiff's
attorney, Dale G. Westling, Sr., Esquire,
331 E. Union Street, Jacksonville, Florida
32202, no more than thirty (30) days from
the first publication date of this notice
of action and file the original 'with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
Dated 2/10/11
Clerk of Circuit Court
(Court Seal)
By Lyndsay Avers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. February 17, 24, 2011b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday, March 7, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard, in the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the' adoption of Ordinance 2011-03, with
the following short title:
ORDINANCE 2011-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, REDUCING THE SPEED
LIMIT ON A PORTION OF SW
25TH PLACE; MAKING FIND-
INGS IN SUPPORT OF REDUCED
SPEED LIMITS; PROVIDING
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CODI-
FIER; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public in-
spection at the office of the County Clerk,
County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida during regular business
hours.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter considered at


such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. February 24, 2011

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY
PUBLIC MEETING
The Nature Coast Regional Water
Authority announces an emergency
public meeting to which all persons are
invited. The purpose of the emergency
meeting is to review and consider a
resolution pertaining to the Nature Coast
Regional Water Authority's financial
account at Drummond Community Bank.
The meeting will be held on Thursday,
February 24, 2011, beginning at 4:00
p.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall 17651
NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs,.Florida
32693..
More information may be obtained
by contacting Sheila Watson at (352)
463-2855 or by email at fanningspgs@
gatorworks.com.
Pub. February 24, 2011

PUBLIC MEETING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a Board
Meeting on Thursday, March 10, at 7:00
p.m. at the Dixie County Public Library
in Cross City, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to
attend and be heard. Please be advised,
that if a person decides to appeal any'
decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such hearing,
that person will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
"Persons with disabilities .requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact (352)463-1200 (Voice & TDD)
or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-
8771."
Pub. February 24, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
To Whom It May Concern:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Town Council, of the Town of Trenton,
will on Tuesday. March 8, 2011, at 5.30
pm,, consider the Petition to Close and
Vacate a Public Road submitted by THE
TRENTON FIRST UNITED METH-
ODIST CHURCH and FREDERICK
HOWELL THUT, regarding the closing
of alleyway described as follows:
That alleyway lying East of Lots 2, 3,
and 6 and West of Lots 1, 4, and 5, all of
Block 18, Town of Trenton. Gilchrist
County, Florida.
All persons are invited to attend and be
heard.
The Town Council will consider the
adoption of a proposed Resolution at the
Council Meeting held at the Town Hall at
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
Please be advised that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by the
Town Council of Trenton, Florida, with
respect to any matter considered at said


public hearing, that person will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose that person may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Pub. February 24, and March 3,2011

TOWN OF BELL
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Bell Town Monthly Council Meeting will
be at Bell Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida, Thursday, March 3,
2011 at 6:00 p.m.
AGENDA
Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to Order
B. Business
1. Resolution No. PB/LPA LDC 11-
01- Approval of Application for
Amendment to the Text of the Town
Sof Bell Land Development Code.
(Discussion of reconsideration of
denial of this Resolution at February
3, 2011 meeting. Action on
Resolution PB/LPA LDC 11-01 if
motion for reconsideration
is granted).
2. Resolution No. PB/LPA LDC 11-02
-Approval of Application for
Amendment to the Official Zoning
Map of the Land Development
Code by Gray Builders,Contractors,
Developers, Inc. (Action on this
Resolution which was continued
from February 3, 2011 meeting).
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
B. Consent Items
1. Adoption of March 3, 2011
Agenda
2. Approval of February 3, 2011
Minutes
3. Approval of Expenditures for
February 2011
4. Approval of Financial State-
ments for February 2011
C. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
Request
D. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet-Code Enforce-
ment
2. Susan Armstrong from Jordan
& Associates-Grant discussion.
E. Business-Reports, Request, Sug-


gestions
1. David Lang, Jr.-Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan-Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah-Town Manager
4. Michelle Rose -Town Clerk
5. Council President-Iris Roberts
6. Council Vice President-Ray
Sanders
7. Council Member-Kenny Bass
8. Council Member-Larry Sutton
9. Council Member-Hugh Sanders
F. Old Business
1. First Reading Ordinance No.
2011-01 pursuant to Application
LDC 11-01 Approval of Appli-
cation for Amendment to the
Text of the Town of Bell Land
Development Code (Discussion
of reconsideration of denial of
this Ordinance at February 3,
2011 meeting. Action on Ordi-
nance No. 2011-01 if motion for
reconsideration is granted-First
Reading).
2. First Reading Ordinance No.
2011-02 pursuant to Application
LDC 11-02 -Approval of
Application for Amendment to the
Official Zoning Map of the Land
Development Code by Gray
Builders, Contractors, Developers,
Inc.- Continued from February 3,
2011 meeting for action on First
Reading.
G. New Business
H. Review of Future Agenda Items
I. Unscheduled Citizen Request
J. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, Which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should provide written notice to Dan
Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Manager,
3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida
32619, telephone number 352-463-6288,
at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. February 24, 2011


Card Of Thanks
Anna Mae Schofield Lewis Frank
Family Family
To the numerous dear folks of The family of Lev
Trenton and the surrounding area, would like to express
We would like to thank you and preciation to our fri<
let you know how much we appre- bors for the help, si
ciate your thoughts, prayers, visits, cards, calls, food, a
deeds, and gifts during the recent of sympathy during
passing of Anna Mae Schofield. hess and death of
She was known by many names by grandfather. We are
many people. Some of those names live in uch a warm,
were Mrs. Schofield, Anna Mae, ingcommunity.
Anna, Miss Anna Mae, Miss Anna,
Annie Mae, Annie, Miss Annie The L. Fran
Mae, Miss Annie, Aunt Anna Mae, Larry, Janice, Jav
Aunt Mae and Mae. We loved her
and affectionately called her Mama
and Grannamae.
Thank you for being a part of her
life.
Gray Schofield, Mary Jane,
Timmy and Scottlyn James


Grant

vis Frank Grant
s our sincere ap-
ends and neigh-
upport, prayers,
and expressions
; the recent ill-
our father and
truly blessed to
loving, and car-

With Love,
Ik Grant Family
ran, Lynsey and
Kelci


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011:


Lost & Found


LOST 3G IPHIONE: Wh
case. possibly lost in Hitchi
lot. Feb. 2. $100 reward f
no Questions asked. Please
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Services


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ite with black Help Save a Life: At Narconon Arrow-
cock's parking head we are saving lives, reuniting fami-
or safe return, lies. and making stronger communities
call 352-226- through effective drug and alcohol reha-
bilitation. Learn how and why a person
2tp,2-17-2-24 becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and
what you can do to help, log on to www.
stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933
Bu to receive free counseling, referrals and
uy assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction
today!


CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS: $200
and up. 352-771-6191.


4tb,2-3-2-24 TOP-OF-THE-LINE FEN(
--types, including fence repair. I
..... _l (352) 210-7228.


I Plants |


VEGETABLE PLANTS
READY, fruit trees, citrus a
trees. Flowering vines, grasses
baskets. Japanese maples and n
And much more at Allen's Nur
SE Hwly-55A. Old Town. Cu
Mon.-Sat. 9-5. 352-542-7284
356-0288.



Hay For Sa

HAY: Fertilized Coastal Bermu
Round Rolls. Barn-stored.
quality. $45/roll. Cow Hay $35/
'15-1018.


HAY FOR SALE: Large
fertilized, net wrapped, weed
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacol
roll. Call 3.52-949-0222.


ARE
and shade
;, hanging
magnolias.


ROOFING: Metal, shingles,
repairs $99 and up. Save $$$
mates. State Lie. 1326066. 53


sery 5-4 JERRY WILKS FILL Dl
rrent Hrs.
rent Hrs VICE: Fill dirt, driveway
or 352-
demolition, limerock, land
tfnb.2-24 (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352
(night).


e | APPLIANCE REPAIR: All
maker & dishwasher install
ida, Large certified techs. MC-VISA,
Excellent 0651.
/roll. 352-


4tb,2-10-3-3 MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
rolls, highly MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
Sfree. Coastal da. Blades for most mowers.
a Bahia $35/ Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904


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For Sale

RIVERFRONT LOT SUWANNEE
RIVER: 1.14 acre, Dixie County,
Guaranto Springs area, $17,000. Boats
and outboards with trailers: 15.5' Ebbtide
bass boat, 70 hp Evinrude, $1,450, runs.
18' Bayliner. 7 passenger, 125 hp force,
$1,050. 14' Runabout, 55 hp Chrysler,
$550. 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4-
door sedan, 305 V-8, $800 needs work.
John/Susan 352-463-0771.
Itp,2-24

24' CENTER CONSOLE PROLINE:
Full transom, motor bracket, with 225
4-stroke Yamaha, outfitted for offshore
fishing. Bottom machine, full electronics.
and much more. Ready to fish. $22,500
obo. Call John at 352-463-7135.
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CING: All
Low prices.


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S CLASSIFIED ADS S5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.


Training

Be A CNA: Day and Evening Classes.
No Diploma or GED required if age 18.
Quest Training. 352-493-7330.
4tb.2-3-2-24


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Help Wanted


PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING/
tfnb.8-12 LAUNDRY RELIEF POSITION: 3
days a week (varies). Must be flexible for
flat roofs, days or evenings. Experience preferred.
Free Esti- EOE Drug free Workplace. Ayers Health
5-7680. & Rehab. Please apply at Florida Crown
tfnb,4-22 Workforce. 211-B SE llth Street, Tren-
ton, FL 32693.
IRT SER- ltb,2-24
s. topsoil.
clearing. HVAC SERVICE TECH LOCAL:
) 463-6111 Full-time position with long-term em-
ployment opportunity for an experienced
tfnb.5-28 technician with EPA certification. Prefer
5 yrs exp. Must have clean DL/reliable
brands, ice transportation. Apply in person, at All
ation. EPA Seasons Heating & A/C, Inc. 1525 NW
352-949- 26th Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-
493-4888. Or mail resume to PO Box
tfnb,12-18 2180, Chiefland, FL 32644.


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DIXIE MONUMENTS OLD TOWN,
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
8am-12noon or call for free after hours
appointment.
tfnb,6-28

TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New in-
stallations and repairs, licensed and in-
sured. State Cert.. #EC13002453. Call
(352)463-2155.
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Advertising Pays!


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Vinyl Letters

Road Signs
Banners

Real Estate Signs

Car Tags




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i Help Wanted I


GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
Temporary Pre-K Aide Bell Elemen-
tary School. Qualifications: High School
Diploma or equivalent. Requires one
of the following: AA degree or higher;
OR at least 60 college-level credits; OR
a passing score on an approved state test
(ParaPro). Requires current CDA or FC-
CPC license.
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
on an approved state test (ParaPro).
Substitute Teachers Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
quired. Complete application online,
then contact the District office for more
information.
Bus Driver Trainees/Substitute Bus
Drivers. Qualifications: High School
Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
Sthe Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool Qualifications: Bachelor's De-
gree. Currently certified with Temporary
or Professional Certificate or formerly
certified with Professional Certificate as
teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
Once approved, highly qualified substi-
tutes would be eligible for substituting
at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence in a
core subject area. All other daily substi-
tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
ply online and contact Human Resources
department for more information.
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
schools.org/Employment/iobs.html
All applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
tions will be accepted until positions are
niieo unes o..n.rw..s. nca U rn _o TA1.',


lelif d unless otherwise indicated. EEO/
Drug Free Workplace
tfnb,1-27


For Rent

ON THE SUWANNEE: Small cottage,
suitable for 1 or 2 people. Furnished, all
utilities, satellite tv, dock, canoe. No pets,
no smoking. References required. $650/
month, first and last. 386-935-6600.
tfnb.2-3

HOME FOR RENT IN BELL: 3 BR/2
BA unfurnished, available immediately.
$850/mo. + electricity, first month and
$500 security deposit. References re-
quired. 802-999-7782 or 802-238-1551.
tfnb,2-24

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 3 BR/2
BA, $550 per month. Central heat & air.
First, last, and security. 506 NE 5th Terr,
Unit 516. Call 352-463-0781 or 352-535-
7680.


SReal Estate

I ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing..
No down payment. $14,900, $153/mo.'
(352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-
nancing.com
4tb,2-10-3-3

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.
8tb,2-10-3-31

NO MONEY DOWN! 5 & 10 ac tracts
between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.
352-221-5256.
tfnb,9-2


tfnb,11-11 FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


Real Estate

RIVERFRONT LOT SUWANNEE
RIVER: 1.14 acre, Dixie County,
Guaranto Springs area, $17,000. Boats
and outboards with trailers: 15.5' Ebbtide
bass boat, 70 hp Evinrude, $1,450, runs.
18' Bayliner, 7 passenger, 125 hp force,
$1,050. 14' Runabout, 55 hp Chrysler,
$550. 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4-
door sedan, 305 V-8, $800 needs work.
John/Susan 352-463-0771.
ltp,2-24

5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $59,900, only
$526/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-
OwnerFinancing.com
4tb,2-10-3-3



TRENTON PHASE I
APARTMENTS
Immediate opening on 2
bedroom apartments with rental
assistance. 718 NE 7th Place
#905, Trenton, FL 32693. Call
352-463-7106, TDD/TTY 711.
This institution is an equal

S and employer.
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CATTLE PASTURE ACREAGE: 40 APARTMENTS f1
500 acres. 352-222-7142. Rental assistance may be available 1,
tp, 1-20-3-10 2 & 3 BR HC/non HC accessible (|
__ _______ 11 apartments. 718 NE 7th Place #905,
Trenton, FL 32693.
a r Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY 711.
"This institution is an equal
I opportunity provided;
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FLORIDA
f GATEWAY
^ COLLEGE

(Formerly Lake City Community College)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
HEATING VENTILATION AND AIR
CONDITIONING (HVAC)
224 DUTY DAYS
GRANT FUNDED
To teach at Columbia Correctional Institution.
Responsible for the development and
implementation of the HVAC curriculum based
on the provided course objectives. The
instructor is required to use any tools,
equipment, or textbooks provided for the
program. Prepare all class materials, syllabi,
exams, etc. Prepare students for employment in
the HVAC industry. Maintain all course records
(attendance and grades) to meet audit
requirements. Requires four years experience in
the HVAC industry. Must become NCEER
Certified HVAC Instructor and receive a
Proctors License to give the EPA exam. Must
have prior teaching experience and be
comfortable working in a government-regulated
environment. Knowledge of basic teaching
concepts and proficient in troubleshooting.
installing and repairing HVAC equipment
required. Desirable Qualifications: A.S. Degree
in Industrial Maintenance or related work area
preferred with teaching experience. Salary:
Based on degree and experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with
* official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.ffc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Sthools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment


( TROKE REALTY
INC.
JEAN C. TROKE
Licensed Real Estate Broker


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


REDUCED (From $259,900)-Beautifilly-landscaped 5-acre tract, with a
spacious 3BR/2BA CB/Stucco-built home, having nice privacy at end of
Sqauiet S/D cul-de-sac drive, located nearby to Trenton, Fanning Springs. the
Suwannee River & springs. 'I lie property has both the 17001 inside sqlf.
home/2-vehicle garage (over 3000 sqft.
under-roof total: pictured on lef). and
a hig.CB-blt. 24x36 workshop/"muan ,I1,.
cave" (pictured on the right). Inside is very comfortable, with a large front
living room, dining area off kitchen, a big bonus room & a roomy Main I
IB/UA suite (has over-sized BR, full walk-in closet, bidct. jacuzzi tub &
separate shower). Ilas been PRICED TO SELIl...$229,900. _______
Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
Jean Troke (cell #) Jean Troke (home #) Paul Troke (cell #)
(352) 493-3539 (386) 935-3357 (352) 221-2999
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
I L, Trenton, Florida 32693 FpI;nT,,P 4


Pen Refills Available at The Gilchrist County Journal 1


*Pilot


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Parker Pen & Pencil


Various Colors


& Pencil Various Tip Sizes


352-463-7135


207 North Main Street ITrenton


CITY OF TRENTON SEEKS
GENERAL ACCOUNTING CLERK
Deadline for applications: Mon., March 7, 2011, at 5:00 p.m..
This employee will be responsible for receiving and applying payments to
customer accounts, making bank deposits, monthly billing for water/sewer
use, maintaining records, answering telephones, opening and closing
customer accounts, collections, reconciling, issuing refunds, generating
statements and various other assigned duties. Computer literacy is
required; Microsoft Office experience is preferred. Flexibility is a must.
Experience with Peachtree and/or QuickBooks is a plus.
Our ideal candidate is highly responsible with an impeccable work
history, a high level of organization, at least 5 years of bookkeeping experi-
ence, first-rate customer service skills, bondable and able to pass a
criminal history and background check, and drug screening.
FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO www.trentonflorida.org on the City Jobs
page, email: robin@trentonflorida.org, or call Robin Heath at 352-463-
4000 ext. 301.
City of Trenton employment application required; can be found online at
www.trentonflorida.org on the City Jobs page or at City Hall.

THE CITY OF TRENTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc.
1210 E Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
www.lancasterrealty.biz
(352) 463-9494


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

Need Vacant Land? We have it! Give us a call today
or visit us online at www.lancasterrealty.biz


CITY OF TRENTON SEEKS POLICE OFFICER
The City of Trenton, Florida is accepting applications until filled for the
position of police officer. This is a full time (40 hrs/wk) position.
Knowledge of modern police methods and practices and crime preven-
tion and detection gained through education, training, self-study, and
experience are preferred. Knowledge of desktop corriputer, word
processing, e-mail and Internet are helpful. Familiarity with local, state
and federal laws is desired. Ability to maintain high levels of physical
fitness necessary to perform the duties of the position is required.
Police officer experience is strongly preferred. The successful candi-
date must have certification in the State of Florida as a Police Officer
under FDLE standards. Applicants must possess a valid State of Florida
driver's license. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Trenton Law Enforcement Application is required and is available
online at www.trentonflorida.orq on the City Jobs page ..
FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO www.trentonflorida.org on the City Jobs
page, email: robin@trentonflorida.org, or call Robin Heath at 352-463-
4000 ext. 301.
THE CITY OF TRENTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE


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Hellen Dennis is very proud of her Twisted Ribbon Quilt.

LOG CABIN QUILTERS


Submitted
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, February 16, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Dorothy, Elvene and
Mildred brought four of their neigh-
bors to visit and we know we will see
them again. Everyone had a great
day and there was so much food.
Everyone that went to the Fair on
Tuesday told what a great day it was.
The weather was wonderful and the
bus and driver were great. There was
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so much to see. We took a reporter
and he will do a story about the trip
to the Fair.
We will go back next Wednesday
to pick up everything and that will be
it 'for another year. When we get it
all back, we will let everyone know
how many ribbons we all won.
Thursday lunch was wonderful
with lots of food.
Winnelle Home


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Gilchris
The Gilchrist County Woman's
Club Program Committee hosted the
February regular membership meet-
ing held on February 10. Chairper-
son Annie Talley, with committee
members Sharon Bard, Jean Holland,
Marsha Rankin, Bridget Richardson
and Natalie Rankin prepared deli-
cious homemade soups and breads
to take a bite out of the winter chill.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Mark Ticola,
spoke about women's heart health.
He provided a number of revealing
facts about how women's heart attack
symptoms and heart treatments differ
from men's.
Annie Talley and the Program
Committee also distributed the new
yearbook. The club thanks the Com-
mittee and all of the yearbook spon-
sors for making this project a success.
The Treasurer reported that cookbook
sales are going very well so far.
The next regular meeting will be
on March 10 starting at 7:15 p.m. As
always, guests are welcome. We will
hold a "kitchen shower" to replenish
serving and cooking utensils for the
clubhouse kitchen. Bring spatulas,
serving spoons or forks, and kitchen
knives or tongs.
On February 19, the Gilchrist
County Woman's Club participated
in the GFWC District Five Arts and
Crafts Festival hosted by the Gaines-
ville Woman's Club. Over 130 wom-
en from our district's fifteen clubs en-
joyed a wonderful day celebrating the
special talents of our club members.


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BAIL BONDS
Kory Wade, Agent Fabian Lamenta, Temp. Agent
In-House Financing Available
=. 352-658-i


24-7
Hrs


0405


Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.
- OPENINGS AVAILABLE
ALL AGE GROUPS
APPLE Accredited Pre-K
Subsidized Funding Accepted -
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
CDA Certified Teachers
USDA Food Program
Highscope Curriculum o
CPR/First Aid Certified
Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of our facility.

352-463-3555
Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across.from Trenton High School)


Owners/Directors
Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard


License #C03GI0006


Drainfield repairs
Septic Pumpouts
& Certifications
Portable Toilets


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m Lavett Roberts
(352) 463-2504 (352) 493-4055


Johnson & Son
"Serving All of North Central Florida"

C&D r j .~i Fully licensed
Dumpsters & insured


352.472.7707 (tollfree) 1.866.919.7707


MORE

THAN

TIRES


Brakes

Alignments

Oil Changes

Southern Tire & Brake
626 North Main Street Trenton

463-6050


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Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Communicable Disease
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN


Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Healthy Start Services


WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment


Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


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Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.

119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120
Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Suwannee Valley Precast, Corp
.New Septic Installations


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF


HEALTH


GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


352-463-2298


305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693


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Dr. Mark Ticola spoke to the
Gilchrist County Woman's Club
about women's heart health.
Attending from the Gilchrist County
club were President Cindy Slaughter
and members Barbara Mills, Norma
Birman, Pat Chesborough and Diane
Clifton.
The club entered seven craft proj-
ects in the competition, and won
awards for all seven, including two
blue ribbons for Pat Chesborough
and Barbara Mills, four red ribbons
with three for Norma Birman and one
for Alice Gilbert, and one white rib-
bon for Lois Scott. Alice Gilbert's
hand-made quilt was awarded the
prestigious Directors' Award for the
entire Craft section of the festival.
Blue ribbon award winners from
the District competition are eligible
to participate at the state conference


Barbara Mills won a 1st place ribbon for a quilt entry at the GFWC
District Five Arts and Crafts Festival.
later this year. by awarding two door prizes and the
Our club was recognized for mem- 50/50 drawing.
bership growth and President Slaugh- Diana Clifton
ter promoted the upcoming Quilt Publicity Chairperson
Festival and the club's cookbook.
We concluded a very successful day

From the Desk of Gilchrist County Sheriff
Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING: Feruary 21, 2011
.On February 14. 2011, Joshua T. Berry 8/5/86 was arrested for Domestic
Battery.
On February 15, 2011, Kevin L. Johnson 6/14/77 was arrested for Writ of
Bodily Attachment.
On February 15, 2011, Haley Brianna Baker 11/26/92 was arrested for
Possession of Controlled Substance, Petit Theft, Burglary of a Conveyance,
Possession of Legend Drug.
On February 15, 2011, a Juvenile was arrested for Violation of Probation
Battery.
On February 17, 2011, Samuel Vasquez-Cruz 2/16/93 was arrested for No
Valid Driver License.
On February 19, 2011, William Day 8/23/65 was arrested for Driving
while under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
On February 19, 2011, Heather N. Hughes 11/22/90 was arrested Violation
of Probation Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Grand Theft.


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Randy Slaughter and the Big Cypress Band from left Randy Lewis, Kim Slaughter, Eric Daniels,
Rm.fi Slaughter, and Allen Everett.

Cattlemen's dinner draws big crowd


By John M. Avers
The Gilchrist County Cattle-
men's dinner drew a large crowd
of cattlemen and their families
from this rural area to enjoy the
fellowship and entertainment of
Randy Slaughter and the Big Cy-
press Band. The evening brought
toiiet'her the beef producers of Gil-
christ County and area businesses
that provided the steaks and the
fixings for the outstanding meal.
The cattlemen officers prepared the
meal of steak, baked potatoes, and
salad as the ladies prepared sweet
delicious desserts for the after meal
tastes.
Jim Jones stepped to the stage fol-
lowing dinner to thank Randy and
Kim Slaughter and the Big Cypress
Band for their entertainment during
the evening. The Big Cypress band
featured vocals by Randy and Kim
Slaughter with string accompani-
ment by Allen Everett on the banjo,
Randy Lewis on the mandolin and
Eric Daniels on the bass. The spon-'
sors for this dinner were Suwan-
nee Valley Feeds of Trenton, Furst


Gilchrist County Cattlemen's Association President Jim Jones, left,
with sponsors Jim Smith, Growers Fertilizer; Will Floyd, Suwannee
Valley Feeds; Vernon Vinvant, Gulf West Supply; Donald Green,
Gilchrist Trucking; and Casey Clemons, North Florida Livestock
market.


McNess, The Andersons Fertilizer,
Drummond Community Bank, Gil-
christ Trucking, Inc., Growers Fertil-
izer, Gulf West Supply and Chiefland


Farm Supply. A steak dinner is held
to raise funds to pay the dues and
other organization fees required by
the Florida Association.


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Submitted
The Suwannee Valley Quilt and
Old Time Craft Festival will be held
on Saturday. March 12. from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Last year over 5.000 people at-
tended the festival. In addition to
the 20 quilt guilds, groups and indi-
viduals displaying quilts outside up
and down the historic Main Street of
Trenton, the local Springhouse Quil-
ters will be featured on the outside of
the Depot. They will display over 50
quilts in addition to quilting displays
and a Quilt Boutique.
Inside the Depot quilts of Anna
Lupkiewicz will be featured.
Anna was known as the 'Mother of
Quilting' in Gainesville in the early
1970s. Anna, originally from Roch-
ester, New York, was a talented young
musician who earned a Performer's
Degree in Voice at Eastman School
of Music. Anna's husband, Joseph
Lupkiewicz, was offered a teaching
position at the University of Florida
in 1948 and the family relocated to
Gainesville.
After Joseph's death, Anna began
her second and extremely gratifying
teaching career of Quilt Making. She
shared her experience, inspiration
and enthusiasm with students of all
ages and backgrounds over the next
twenty five years. Individuals and
corporations in all parts of the coun-
try display her quilts and fabric art.
Articles featuring her and her work
have been published in magazines
and newspapers.
Anna died at the age of 91 in 2008.
Her bright spirit and talent will be
carried on by her many students.


Haven Hospice to host
yard sale to benefit
Relay for Life
Haven Hospice will host a yard
sale to benefit the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life on Friday,
February 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturday, February 26 from 8
a.m. until noon.
The yard sale will take place at the
Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center,
311 N.E. 9th St. in Chiefland.
There will be refreshments and a
bake sale, as well as a 50/50 draw-
ing.
Items donated for the yard sale have
been provided by Haven's Chiefland
staff and volunteers.
Please contact Haven Hospice at
352.493.2333 for more information.
The community is asked to.come
out early and support the sale!


"The Quiltress, a creation of the late Anna Lupkiewicz, depicts a
woman who quilted so long she actually turned into a quilt.


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