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Well driller dies after sink hole caves in off CR 341
By Carrie A. Mizell
The parents of a 52-year-old well
driller were on scene Sunday morn-
ing-when their son's body was pulled
from a sink hole off County Road
Johnn Clyde Smith, 52, of O'Brien,
was reportedly drilling a well Satur-
day afternoon in an open field owned
by White Farms,and located east of
County Road 341.
According to Major Tony Smith of
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office,
Smith's family members grew con-
cerned when he didn't come home
Saturday evening from the well drill-
ing job he was working in Gilchrist
Family members reportedly called
their friend Murray Tillis of Chiefland
and asked that he ride out to where
Smith had been working earlier in the
day to see if his rig had broken down,
or something had gone wrong.
After discovering Smith's well
drilling rig upended some 15 feet
down in a sink hole, Tillis called
family members and the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office, who arrived
on scene shortly after 11:30 on Satur-
"We don't know what time the ac-
cident occurred," Major Smith said
on Monday. "All we know is that
the last people to see him were some
farmers, around 1 p.m., who were
also working in the field getting it
ready to plant corn."
Gilchrist County Road Department
Superintendent Billy Cannon and a
crew arrived around midnight with
heavy equipment to pull the heavy
well drilling rig from the hole. Ac-
cording to Major Smith, it took the
crew four hours of hard work to re-
move the rig, which weighed an esti-
mated 85,000 pounds.
"It was too dangerous to send res-
cue workers down in the hole because
the ground was giving way," Major
Rescue workers were also helped
Greenway Trail will
extend to Newberry
By Carrie A. Mizell
A 9.33 mile corridor, known as the
Trenton-Newberry Rail Trail project,
will extend the Greenway Trail from
the City of Trenton east.
"Increasing the connectivity of this
popular, multi-use state trail, which
already attracts more than 140,000
annual visitors, will benefit the econ-
omy of this rural area," said Jena
Brooks, director of the DEP Office of
Greenways and Trails.
The steel rails once used by CSX
railroad along the property were re-
moved prior to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection's
purchase of the property last year.
At press time, staff from DEP's
Office of Greenways and Trails were
working to post the boundary, clean
up the property and prevent illegal
According to Christie Goss, of
DEP, the Office of Greenways and
Trails is currently working to seek
funding to construct a paved multi-
use trail along the extension. Before
that is done, updates to the Nature
Coast State Trail management plan
must be approved. DEP officials
met in Fanning Springs last week to
seek public input on the management
plan updates. The planned expansion
would be a paved trail that is approx-
imately 130 feet wide and consists
of 146.20 total acres north of State
Road 26. On the western end, the trail
would begin across Main Street from
the Trenton Depot and run four miles
south of State Road 47. The eastern
boundary of the extension would be
at NW 266 Street. The extension will
run through Waccasassa Flats and a
portion of the project is adjacent to
and bisects the Gilchrist Club.
According to Goss, once the exten-
sion is completed, primary access to
the extension will be at the Trenton
Utilizing Florida Forever funds
through the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's Office
of Greenways and Trails Land Ac-
quisition Program, DEP's Division
of State Lands negotiated this pur-
chase with The Trust for Public Land
(TPL). TPL had previously entered
into a purchase option agreement
with CSX Railroad. Prior to CSX
ownership, the corridor was owned
and developed by the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad, which later merged
with the Seaboard Coast Line Rail-
The new corridor will add 9.33
miles to the already paved 31.7-mile
Nature Coast State Trail. No word on
when the extension will be finished.
Sexual predator moves to
north Gilchrist County
A sexual predator with two sepa-
rate convictions of Lewd and Las-
civious battery on a child between
the ages of 12 and 15 has just moved
to Gilchrist County.
Robert Cecil Wright, 31, has just
moved to 1479 NW CR 138, Bran-
ford, which is .in north Gilchrist
County. Wright is 6 foot, 4 inches
tall and weighs 182 pounds. He has
red hair and brown eyes. The sexual
predator has numerous tattoos in-
cluding a three point crown on his
Robert Cecil Wright
neck and the names Jordan, Aleah
and Isaac on his back.
On July 31, 2003 Wright was con-
victed of Lewd and Lascivious bat-
tery on a victim between the ages of
12-15 in Broward County. He was
Convicted of a second charge of Lewd
and Lascivious battery sex with vic-
tim ages 12-15 in Suwannee County
on Aug. 25, 2005.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice would like to notify the commu-
nity that this sexual predator has been
released back into society and moved
into the county. For more informa-
tion, visit www:fdle.state.fl.us or call
by Johnn Smith's father, who was a
well driller for a number of years and
the founder of Johnny Smith's Well
"His father used to own the busi-
ness so he knew how unstable sink
holes are," Major Smith said. "He
was adament that no one else risk
their life going in the sink hole."
The body of Johnn Smith was
pulled from the sink hole between
4:30 and 5:30 a.m. on Sunday after it
was recovered beneath the well drill-
According to Major Smith, a coun-
selor was coming in to talk with res-
cue workers this week who may be
having trouble dealing with the ac-
The Sheriff's Office would like to
thank the Gilchrist County Road De- -
partment for their help with this acci-
dent, as well as EMS and firefighters '
from Gilchrist County Fire-Rescue
who also were on scene throughout
the night on Saturday.
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Road Department employees spent four hours removing this well drilling rig from the large sink hole.
Wild Beast Feast raises $16,500
BN Carrie A Mlizell
Delicious food. tellowship ,th
fnends and the chance to raise
scholarship money for local high
school -seniors dre' 1.000 people
to the Gilchnst Count\ FFA.Alumni
Arena on Friday night for the IRth
Annual W\\ild Beast Feast
Education Foundation ol Gilchnrt
Country, said on Tuesday morn-
ing that $ 16.500 in profit had been
generated through this lear's Wild
Beast Feast .
Nlonies raised at the Beast Feat
%%ere do\ n this \ear from '$21.000
in 2010 According to Turner. the
eent lost several major spon- Richard Robinson enjoys dinner. Trenton Aluddle School students Shelbyl Stokes and Otis hIare. Jr
sors this year % ho typically offset
around 03.000 in costs Fe' er tick-
ets for the e\ent were also sold in
2011. Turner explained
"The economy really\ hurt us this
Near." Turner said
Oler the last four ,ears the Wild
Beast Feast has generated around
$20.000 each year. whichh goes to-
,ard scholarships for high school
senior. at both Trenton and Bell
schools, as "ell as mini-grants for
Gilchrist Count\ teachers.
Each year. the Wild Beast Feast
and the Walk-a-thon serve as the
Education Foundation's prmary
fundraiers In February. this year's
Walk-a-thon raised $1 1.1)00
According to Turner. 70 high
school seniors ha\e submitted an
application for a college scholar-
.hip thi, Near
The 2011 Wild Beast Feast dre\
a cro"\d of hungry supporters from
throughout the tri-county area
Game cook. and olunteeri. from
throughout the commninitty \\ worked
tirele.,slj\ for several days leading
up to the Wild Beast Feast prepar-
ing a \ariety ot game and fo I Gilchrist Counilty parainiedic [arr-od Hattammnond selects a dessert a Donna Halt's of the Gilchrist County
I \'OiaMh '5 Cuhd cuts, brownie squares.
Langford will run for FFA state office
By Carrie A. Mizell
Taylor Langford is one busy 18-
Forget spring break, this Trenton
High School senior is already gear-
ing up for high school graduation and
a run for state FFA office.
Taylor was selected last week by
an FFA state officer screening com-
mittee to run as a candidate for FFA
state office this summer. Thirty-two
FFA members took part in the screen-
ing process, and Taylor was one of
14 selected to run. Taylor was chal-
lenged with an individual interview,
written exam, individual problem
solving activity, group problem solv-
ing activity, SAE interview, agricul-
ture education interview and conver-
"I am just excited to have the op-
portunity to run," Taylor said on
Monday. "I can't wait to get started
campaigning and listening to the
views of FFA members from through-
out the area."
Taylor will be vying for Area II
state office against Kaitlin Donaghy
of Middleburg FFA.
The daughter of Alvin and Tina
Langford, Taylor said she knew she
wanted to one day be a state FFA
officer when she attended her first
state FFA convention while in middle
"I hadn't thought a lot about it
since then, but Mrs. Rucker encour-
aged me to go for it this year," Taylor
said. "I am so glad I did! The screen-
ing process was really great."
At press time, Taylor was prepar-
ing her campaign. With 10 years ex-
perience in 4-H and seven years in
FFA, she has quite a platform, not to
mention her abilities as a volleyball
and softball player, SGA secretary
and senior class secretary."
"I'm going to be pretty busy!" Tay-
Her calendar is filling up fast, as
Taylor plans to attend FFA banquets
throughout the area to talk with mem-
bers and ask for their vote at the 83rd
Florida FFA State Convention, which
will be held at the Caribe Royale in
Orlando June 13-17.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
-' J Bell students learn leadership
!-. a skills at Rotary Camp
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Captain Troy Sapp was the cadence caller and squad leader. On back row, left to right, are Officer Stuart
Fuquay, Officer Jeff Koschasky, Officer Kenny Keeling, Officer Stephen Welbers, Officer Terry Adkins,
Academic Teacher John Trucano, Academic Teacher Mark Lundy. On front row, left to right are Officer
Nate McArdle, Officer Mitchell Cannon (holding torch) Sgt. Nick Greene, Sgt. Chris Kinem, Officer
Darrell Jernigan, Officer Klinton Cooper, Officer John Rao, Sgt. Daniel Cherry and Academic Teacher
By Carrie A. Mizell
Bell High School students Ty-
ler Bussard and Thomas Waldron
recently attended Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards (RYLA).
Rotary's leadership training pro-
gram, RYLA is geared toward high
school students, and drew teenag-
ers from throughout District 6940
to the leadership training weekend
held just west of Tallahassee.
Trenton Rotary Club member
Todd Gray explained that the pro-
gram challenges students to step
outside their comfort zones and ex-
perience new things while learning
to work in teams.
In all 60 tenth grade students at-
tended from 25 counties through-
out north Florida.
"I didn't know anyone, except
Tyler," explained Thomas Wal-
dron, with a smile.
That was no longer the case at
the end of the weekend after the
two Bell students had spent four
days working in teams with strang-
ers and even sharing sleeping quar-
ters with unknown teenagers, who
quickly became friends.
"It was a lot of fun!" Tyler Bus-
Bell High School 10th grade students Tyler Bussard and Thomas
Waldron attended Trenton Rotary Club's April 4th meeting.
While emphasizing leadership, cit-
izenship and personal growth, RYLA
helps a shy teenager learn to be un-
shy very quickly, Thomas Waldron
explained. From engaging in public
speaking to building tall structures
out of drinking straws the teenagers
say they experienced a lot while
taking part in RYLA.
"You have to speak your mind,"
Waldron said. "Especially when
you're working with people you
don't know while trying to solve
Support state funding for local libraries
Members of Bell High School's Life Skills Class joined the Torch Run last week. Their teachers, Joan Reed
and Jean Roberts, were not pictured.
Inspector Mark Bright, left, and Officer Amanda Colson, right, held
the banner for the Law Enforcement Torch Run which was held on Fri-
day, April 8. Academic Teacher Jennifer Harrell, Sergeant Kevin Ri-
ley, and Vocational Instructor Robert Pearce are in the background. "
BRIDGE REPAIRS TAKING PLACE ON THE
GILCHRIST COUNTY PORTION OF THE
NATURE COAST STATE TRAIL
-Trail improvements will temporarily require
a detour for a portion of the trail-
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office
of Greenways & Trails is making improvements to the safety
and usability of the Nature Coast State Trail. Repairs are now
being made to a bridge located along the segment of the trail
between the Suwannee River and the Trail's Wilcox ("T")
Junction in Gilchrist County.
Public access to the bridge will be fully restricted throughout
the construction, which involves replacement of the existing
bridge abutments. Trail users will be detoured.around the
bridge site, using the adjacent equestrian trail as an alternate
route. The anticipated completion date for these improve-
ments is June 4, 2011. For updates on the improvement
project, visit www.FloridaGreenwaysAndTrails.com.
The Spring Ridge VFD invites
everyone to attend their Community
Yard Sale on Saturday, May 7, at the
firehouse on CR 340.
The usual monthly pancake break-
fast will also be held at the station
between 7:30 and .10:00 a.m.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes, along with eggs grits and
cheese grits, sausages, coffee, and or-
ange juice are served in the morning.
Donations are greatly appreciated.
After the breakfast, the firefighters
will be selling hot dogs for the rest of
All sellers and buyers are welcome
and there are no space fees or other
fees for sellers; just clean out your at-
tic and come join us.
Sellers should bring their own ta-
bles if needed.
For further information regard-
ing the yard sale, contact Charlie
Perez at (386) 454-1428. The Spring
Ridge Fire Station 3 is located on CR
340 (Poe Springs Road), next to the
Spring Ridge First Church of God.
Come and join us for a day of fun
and bring all your "valuable" prop-
er,ty to sell.
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National Library Week (April 10-
16) celebrates the many contributions
all libraries provide to our country.
From the days of the great Egyp-
tian library of Alexandria, libraries
have been repositories of humanity's
collected knowledge. Without librar-
ies, progress is slowed because one
generation's knowledge is not readily
accessible by the next.
Many patrons consider the local li-
brarian and the cataloged library col-
lection as invaluable resources.
A recent survey calculated a value
on the contribution Florida libraries
make to our state: $8 of economic
benefit for each $1 of library funding.
Libraries are so much more than a
collection of books; they play a vital
role in our communities.
This week the Florida legislature
will begin conferencing, and compro-
mising the fiscal year 2011-12 House
and Senate appropriations bills.
Last year state library aid was $22.4
million. This state money represented
21.88 percent of Dixie County fund-
ing, 22.71 percentof Levy County
funding, 24.45 percent of Gilchrist
County funding, and 99.95 percent of
Three Rivers funding.
Governor Rick Scott's budget in-
cluded library funding at the same
levels as last year.
This year's House appropriations
bill includes approximately $18.7
million for local libraries. However,
the Senate has zero appropriations
for local libraries.
It is critical for citizens to lobby
legislators for full state funding for
local libraries through the end of the
legislative session that is expected to
end on May 6.
People sometimes view the Inter-
net as replacing a library. It clearly
presents a tremendous amount of
information. But is the Internet a li-
brary? Is the information collected,
analyzed and systematized? Web-
sites come and go; they are modified
minute by minute. How many times
have you clicked on a link that no
Longer works? Key word searches
only work if the information remains
posted on the Web. And how many
of us are truly adept at key word
searches? It can be frustrating to cre-
ate key word combinations that pro-
duce a useful search result.
For more information about con-
tacting Florida legislators, go to
cess the Florida library Association's
website, or visit your local library.
Friends of the Library
of Gilchrist County
Live Oak man
charged in wreck
By John M. Ayers
A Live Oak man was charged with
leaving the scene of an accident, not
rendering aid to a pedestrian and
driving while license suspended or
revoked after he hit a pedestrian
walking at 60th St. and 147th Road
in Suwannee County on Friday, April
8, reported Trooper T.K. Putnel of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Antwanna D. Rountree, 25, of Live
Oak was traveling west on 60th Street
driving a 1997 Infiniti. A pedestrian,
Kimberly Burnett, of Live Oak was
walking on the south side of 60th St
in front of the vehicle. Trooper Putnel
reported the driver failed to see the
pedestrian before hitting her onthe
roadway. She was hospitalized with
serious injuries. After the accident'
occurred at 8:20 p.m., the driver fled'
the scene. Roundtree was later ar-
rested at his home.
my pig in the
Suwannee River Fair.
Lil' Farmers 4-H
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By John M. Ayers
The Educational Foundation of but this cabbage was some of the best
Gilchrist County, Inc. held their Wild I have ever seen and tasted.
Beast Feast Friday night. It was the kind of cabbage Cindy
Those attending feasted on an Jo would have loved to have in order
abundance of food and enjoyed fel- to make palm salads, a Cedar Key
lowship, while providing scholar- delicacy.
ships funds for graduating seniors The cabbage cutting crew gained
from Bell and Trenton High Schools. another experienced hand this year as
For years now I have been involved Terry Parrish joined us to cut up and
with the cutting of swamp cabbage on put the cabbage in iced water.
Wednesday morning before the feast. With the combination of four
This year we had an outstanding team people cutting up the delicious treat,
of workers come together that morn- and the cabbage being of exceptional
ing to harvest the native delicacy, quality, our task was complete before
This year the Usher family from noon.
Chiefland allowed the Foundation to I want to thank Mr. Usher and his
cut the trees on their farm southwest family for allowing the Foundation to
of Chiefland. harvest the cabbage from their farm.
Many times over the years, the The Ushers have always been true
Foundation has been invited by the friends of the Foundation and we ap-
Usher family to cut cabbage on their preciate their support.
beautiful farm. This year we returned The 2011 Beast Feast was again
to a stand of planted pines that we a success. I want to thank the team
have cut from in years past. The tim- of men and students that worked to
ber has matured into large trees and prepare the boiled sweet corn for the
the cabbage palms within the mature crowd attending the Feast. The stu-
forest were of top quality, dents from Bell and Trenton schools
Mr. Usher, through his family man- volunteered their time and energy
aged timber and cattle farming opera- to shuck the hot sweet corn for the
tion,. had made plans to harvest this crowd. We also had students helping
timber. Before the timber is cut, the to keep the butter stirred. We have a
Foundation workers were allowed to great team of volunteers that make
harvest the bounty, this Feast possible. Without the vol-
I have cut a few cabbage in my life, unteers behind the scenes, this annual
not many compared to some people, event would not be possible.
SRWMD -. ,
elect officers 'j
The Suwannee River Water Man- "
agement District Governing Board
held an election of officers on March
8. Donald J. Quincey, Jr., will serve as _
chairman; Alphonas Alexander will .-
serve as vice-chairman; and Donald
R. "Ray" Curtis III, will hold the po-
sitions of secretary/treasurer.
Quincey, a resident of Chiefland, BBQ Fundraiser Friday
was appointed by Governor Charlie for THS Diamond Club
Crist in April 2008 to represent the
Lower Suwannee River Basin. The Trenton High School Diamond
Alphonas Alexander, of Madison, Club will hold a barbecue pork fund-
was appointed by Governor Crist in raiser on Friday, April 15.
March 2010 and he represents the Dinners will be sold for $7 each,
Upper Suwannee River Basin. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the empty
Donald "Ray" Curtis III, of Perry, lot across from Best Drugs.
was appointed by Governor Charlie Plates will include barbecue pork,
Crist in March 2010. Curtis repre- baked beans, cole slaw and a drink.
sents the Coastal River Basin. Come out and support the Tigers!
Date High Low High Low
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Fri- 3.082 ft. 0.217ft. 3.078ft. 0.046 ft.
Apr 15, 11 12:15 AM 6:54 AM 12:44 PM 7:18 PM
Sat 3.222 ft. 0.332 ft. 3.323 ft. -0.410 ft.
Apr 16, 11 1:16 AM 7:38AM 1:19PM 8:07PM
Sun 3.272 ft. 00.507 ft. 3.529 ft. I-0.727 ft.
Apr 17, 11 2:11 AM 8:20 AM 1:53 PM 8:53 PM
Mon 3.218 ft. 0.713 ft. 3.674 ft. i-0.876 ft.
Apr 18, 11 3:02 AM 8:59 AM 2:28 PM !9:38 PM
Tue 3.074 ft. 0.919 ft. 3.744 ft. -0.854 ft.
Apr 19, 113:51AM 9:36 AM 3:03 PM 10:23 PM
Wed 2.868 ft. 1.102 ft. ;3.725 ft. -0.686 ft.
Apr 20, 114:38AM 10:14AM3:41 PM 11:09PM
Perigee: 4/17 2:00 AM Full Moon: 4/17 10:45 PM
Gilchrist County seats Industrial
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission took action to adopt Resolution
2011-16 on a motion by Commissioner D. Ray Harrison and a second by
Commissioner Tommy Langford to approve a committee of seven volun-
teers identified as the Gilchrist County Industrial Development Authority.
The Commission took this action in their Monday, March 21 meeting. The
Commission approved the motion by a unanimous vote.
The seven members of the GCIDA are: Lowell Chesborough, 1 year;
Dan Cavanaugh, 2 years; Diane Clifton, 3 years; Todd Gray, Tim Hast-
ings, Kyle Stone and Buddy Vickers have each been appointed to four
year terms. This committee has been activated to encourage and pursue
industrial development in Gilchrist County.
Street se By Lauren Rudd
By Lauren Rudd
The melodrama currently being or-
chestrated within the hallowed halls
of Congress brings to mind Harvey
'Big Daddy' Pollitt's comments in
the movie version of "Cat on a Hot
Pollitt (playedby Burl Ives) is given
to say, "Didn't you notice a powerful
and obnoxious odor of mendacity...
There ain't nothing' more powerful
than the odor of mendacity...You can
smell it. It smells like death."
There was a distinct odor of men-
dacity emanating from the Nation's
capital as the House of Representa-
tives offered up its newly minted bud-
get proposal, one that incorporates $6
trillion in spending cuts, including an
overhaul of government-run health
programs, while at the same time
slashing tax rates.
As the New York Times so adroit-
ly put it, if the released blueprint is
the "path to prosperity," it is hard to
imagine the "path to ruin." The plan
condemns millions to the ranks of the
uninsured, raises health care costs for
seniors, and reneges on the obliga-
tion to keep poor children fed. Taxes
on the wealthy would be cut as the
Bush era tax cuts become permanent,
along with large permanent estate-tax
cuts, a new business tax reduction
and a lower top income tax rate for
the richest taxpayers.
Unveiled by House Budget Com-
mittee Chairman Paul Ryan, a key
focus is cutting Medicare and Med-
icaid. Those two programs, which
provide healthcare for the elderly and
poor, account for about one-fourth of
all federal spending. They also have
served as resounding pillars of sup-
port for the nation's social safety net
since the 1960s.
While risking a political backlash
from senior citizens, Republicans are
hoping their plan will resonate with
independent voters and Tea Party
activists, many of whom have been
railing against the rapidly escalating
Under Ryan's plan, Medicare re-
cipients would be given vouchers to
buy coverage on the open market,
thereby limiting the growing cost of
medical care through competition.
At the same time, the states would
be given wide discretion over how to
administer Medicaid health programs
for the poor. Florida governor Rick
Scott and his wife will love this.
Because Medicare recipients would
shoulder more of their medical costs
and fewer people would qualify for
Medicaid, it enables the top tax rates
for individuals and businesses to fall
to 25 percent from 35 percent.
However the, "we need to cut the
When Does The Rapture Occur?
The catastrophic events of the past few months have
set the course of prognosticators on a frenzied path of
declaring the coming of great events heralded by the
quiet coming of Jesus Christ in the Rapture. Soon,
multitudes of people will suddenly and mysteriously
disappear with little or no explanation. Families will be
in anguish at the loss of loved ones. There will be a world
crisis, confusion and panic as cars become driverless,
airplanes crash without crew members, mass confusion
of radio and television, rampaging lawlessness, crimes
and mobs including "packed churches of liberal religions
and false cults seeking answers from their ministers"
If you miss the rapture you still may have a chance.
The seven years following the rapture will be filled with
temporary peace and the rebuilding of the Jewish
Temple. Three and one-half years into the Tribulation
things go terribly bad with the Antichrist moves into the
Temple and there is terror and dismay. All of this will be
culminated in the battle of Armageddon, destruction of
the Antichrist and all those who followed him. Jesus will
rule in Jerusalem upon the throne of King David for a
thousand years and then the end of the world followed by
the Day of Judgment.
The Rapture will be the catalyst to begin all these
events. When will the rapture occur? How are we to tell
when these events will begin? Who would not want to
know the answers to these earth shattering events? What
does the Bible tell us about the coming of the Rapture?
An examination of the Bible from Genesis 1:1 to
Revelation 22:21 reveals absolutely nothing about the
Rapture. To the surprise of honest Bible students there is
no such doctrine in God's word about "rapture. It is not
Proof of the rapture in Bible doctrine is taken from the
most unlikely passage in the Bible 1 Thessalonians
4:16-17. The Bible never uses the word "rapture" but
the argument is made in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 the words
"shall be caught up" is proof of the Rapture (capital
'R'). The Greek meaning here indicates "to seize, to
carry off like Latin rapio" (Robertson's Word Pictures).
Based upon a biased interpretation of this one verse the
proponents of the Rapture create a whole philosophy of a
"secret, quiet taking of God' people before the days of
tribulation. How quiet will the coming of Christ be?
When we look at the verses sited for proof of the
rapture we read "the Lord Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God ... in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet
will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed" (1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1
Corinthians 15:52). In both of these "proof" texts we
find a. shout, the voice of the archangel, the trumpet of
God, and the last trumpet sounding. Who could not
know it was going on With all those noises?
Jesus described His coming this way: "The hour is
coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His
voice and come forth- those who have done good, to
the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil,
to the resurrection of condemnation" (John 5:28-29).
There will be no Rapture and the doctrine of tribulation
on earth, the antichrist moving into a temple (that will
not be rebuilt), Christ reigning on the earth (never
promised by Christ) and a supposed "battle of
Armageddon" between the Russians, Chinese, British,
Jews and America (at least these nations were thought to
be in the war) will never happen. The Rapture will never
happen; it is not real; never was.
Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email email@example.com
budget," advocates continue to ig-
nore the fact that two unpaid for wars,
combined with the previous series of
unpaid for tax cuts, have resulted in
an unpaid tab, read deficit, amount-
ing to trillions of dollars. There it is
again, that odor of mendacity.
As we suffer through the current
economic conundrum, there is an
outflow of deprecating comments
that inflame and subsequently hinder
efforts to effectively deal with the
fiscal issues at hand. Furthermore,
both sides of the aisle are to blame
for Washington's current lack of con-
Nonetheless, do you really want to
watch the hapless slide unmercifully
into the abyss of obscurity and deso-
lation as the continuing depredation
brought about by the unabashed lure
of lobbyists' dollars trumps all other
Hopefully, the answer is, "of course
not." But then the tantalizing thought
of lower tax rates comes wafting
through the air. And without that nag-
ging thought of a rising national debt
to contend with, you could spend the
extra money with a clear conscience.
But would you really spend it il a
way that contributes to greater eco-
nomic activity and thereby lowers
unemployment? It is unlikely because
the marginal propensity to consume,
or the amount of each additional dol-
lar of income that is spent on goods
and services, generally declines'as
While some luxury goods would
see increased sales, those individu-
als receiving the greatest absolute
benefit would likely save the incre-
ment through larger acquisitions of
stocks and bonds. Purchased in the
secondary market, this adds zilch to
the country's economic activity...un-
less of course you count brokerage
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
Easter..... hmm.....baked ham, dev-
iled eggs, potato salad, green beans
and freshly baked coconut cake.
Sunday afternoon spent visiting with
family and friends. Sitting around in
the shade watching the big egg hunt.
Little girls in their new Easter Sun-
day dresses walking into church with
big smiles on their faces.
Easter dinner (noontime) held
shortly after church has always been
a big eating holiday here in the South.
The main meat served at these family
gatherings is ham. It is said that ham
became the meat of choice for Eas-
ter because before there was a way to
keep meat cold or freeze it, all the
meat that lasted had to be cured.
Hogs were killed in the fall or
winter when the weather was cold so
that the meat would not spoil while
it was being processed. Sausage
was smoked and hams were cured
as a way to preserve them. A coun-
try cured ham was rubbed with salt,
sugar, and pepper for a long time.
Ham curing is an art and those who
know how to cure it say "Rub the
fresh ham with the cure mix until it
begins to sweat." Next they would
put the ham in a cloth bag and then
hang it in the smoke house and let it
drip and cure for six months.
Six months from October or No-
vember is about Easter time. It stands
to reason that those early homestead-
ers gladly took down their first ham
and cooked it for their Easter dinner.
Ham back then was surely a symbol
of Spring and of Easter, which is
the celebration of the resurrection of
If you are looking for a ham glaze
that will spruce up your Easter ham,
here are several that your family
&aiw'U fUw/ ,'aze,
1 cup cane syrup
1 cup spicy brown mustard
cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Place precooked ham, uncovered
in a large baking pan. Place in 350
degree oven and bake 20-25 minutes
1 can pineapple slices
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Score the precooked ham (do not
remove the skin), making diamond
shapes. Place ham in pan and insert a
clove in the center of each diamond.
Drain pineapple slices, reserving the'
juice. Blend pineapple juice with
brown sugar and ground cloves. Pour
Bake the ham uncovered in 350 de-
gree oven, basting every 15 minutes
with pan juices. Bake 20-25 minutes
per pound. About 30 minutes before
the ham is done garnish with pineap-
ple slices and continue basting. Note:
if the pineapple slices try to slip off
the ham hold them in place with
toothpicks that have been soaked in
14 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup honey
I cup butter
Place precooked ham, uncovered
in a large baking pan. Place in 350.
degree oven and bake 20-25 min-'
utes per pound. Heat the glaze in top;
of double boiler. Keep glaze warm
while the ham is baking. About half:
way through baking the ham begin.
basting with glaze every 15.minutes.
During the last 10 minutes of baking,.
turn oven to very high (about 450):
to caramelize the glaze. Note: watch
closely so it doesn't burn.
Christopher Cory Cyrus,1/7/1974,
and. Stephanie Marie Schmidt,
8/14/1975, both of Milwaukee, Wis-.
Matthew Thbmas Saylor, 2/7/1979,
and Kristin Leign Heinen, 8/1/1981,'
both of Sabetha, Kansas.
Roy Jonathan Delp, 1/1/1970, and-
Jamie Delaney Seher, 3/11/1979,
both of Millville, New Jersey.
Mark Edward Neubauer, 3/8/1968,
and Sarah Jane Chase, 12/29/1976,
both of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Luke William Stanway, 12/5/1983,
and Stephanie Marie Walbridge,:
1/10/1988, both of Lindstrom, Min-.
Lawrence Ray Gallerani, 6/9/1973,
and Kathryn Margaret Callan,
1/6/1966, both of Redford, Michi-
Richard Thomas Czarniak,
1/19/1961, and Lynn Marie Weiland,
6/2/1968, both of Trenton.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 3pm-7pm
Pottery Wheel Demonstrations at 3:30 & 5:30
Try your hand at Silk Painting & Mosaics
Free Refreshments & Free Mini Ceramic Project
for all who attend
Student Art Show
Come visit us at our New Location
979 South Main Street in Bell
(Acioss.from Bell Hihli School)
Hrt Clasef & Ceramics
Studio Cime (Bisque Painting & Hand-Made)
.. t e Silk Painting
Afternoon Classes Silk Painting
for Children 979 South Main Street
Adult Classes Bell, Florida
Drawing & Painting (Ac,'ro ,, io Bell l 4 ih School)
Clay & Pottery Wheel 352-949-1699
Saturday, April 16 4 pm
Across from High School
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
URSDAYAPRIL 1420 1
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
- :'"r '' Layne Jasper White
celebrates his 1st Birthday 11
Kaylin Danielle Cathey
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Addison Cathey of Trenton would
:like to announce the birth of her
little sister, Kaylin Danielle Cathey,
born February 22, 2011, at.l:34 a.m.
at North Florida Regional Medical
:Center in Gainesville weighing 8 lbs,
8 oz. Proud parents are Adam and
Kendra Cathey of Trenton. Matel-
nal grandparents are Ken and Peggy
Keeling of Trenton. Maternal great
grandparents are Wilbur and Betty
-Bush of Trenton and the late Tommy
and Myrtle Keeling of Cross City.
Maternal great-great grandparents
are Lavaughn and Emily Sessions of
Trenton, the late Edith Sessions of
Branford, and the late Clayton and
Lucille Bush of Hatchbend. Pater-
nal grandparents are Dan and Laura
Cathey of Littleton, Colorado, Kath-
leen DeLisi, and the late Nate DeLisi
of Hot Springs, North Carolina. Pa-
ternal great grandmother Janice Coo-
per of St Petersburg.
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan
Review Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, April 14,
2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at
210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made at such meeting or hearings, he will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. April 14, 2011
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at'6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 14, 2011 in the Gilchrist County Commissioners Building at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to the
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to attend a SHIP
class. If you have any questions,.please call the SHIP Program office at
Pub. April 14, 2011
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Layne Jasper White, son of Wesley and Jolee White, celebrated his first
birthday with a host offamily and friends at his home in Chiefland on
Happy Birthday wishes to Nicolas
Vickers, Chris Craft, Mike Brown,
Buddy Griffin, and Jordan McLeod
on April 14; Sharonda T. Green,
Floyd Rogers, and Megan Cannon on
April 15; Rhonda Thomas, Lucretia
Saunders, Bambi Edwards, and Ryan
Johnson on April 16; Jim Chaplain,
James Durden, Linda Gore, Jen-
nifer Karasek Geiger, Danielle Ea-
son, and Mindy Gaylord on April
17; Percy Langford, JoAnn Faught,
Zelda Mikell, Mike Edwards, and
Savannah Jones on April 18; Jennifer
Munn, Valerie Elmore, Autumn Peth
on April 19; Clarice Fowler, Russell
Miller, Betty Sue Langford, and Peg-
gy Latner on April 20.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Troke, Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrow Smith, and Gordon and
Lucy Persons on April 16; and Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Valenzuela on April
IF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS SHOULD
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National Healthcare Decisions Day, the day to name the person who will
speak for yol when you can no longer speak for yourself.
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SAt Haven, we believe that every day is a gift.
in Gilchrist County
Chance Zachery Varney, 2/8/1986,
of Highland, Utah, and Kelly Ann
Sutton, 2/1/1989, of Pleasant Grove,
Utah, were married on 3/26/2011 in
Miami Beach by Sarena Hos, Or-
Dennis Wayne Orick, 2122/1963,
and Susan Lynn Roesch, 3/22/1963,
both of Pacific, Missouri, were mar-
ried on 3/26/2011 in Pensacola Beach
by Charles E. Randle, clergy.
Blake Elliott Rowley, 8/15/1989,
and Carly Renee Hayhurst, 5/9/1989,
both of Gait, California, were mar-
ried on 3/26/2011 in Pensacola by
Gary Agee, notary public.
Roy Timothy Darnold, 4/28/1966,
and Theresa Elaine Darnold,
9/2/1965, both of Trenton, were mar-
ried on 4/3/2011 inTrenton by Mrs.
Cynthia A. Chadwick, notary-public.
Leo Leonard Fogler, 11/26/1975, of
High Springs, and Lisa Marie Long,
11/27/1972, of Old Town, were mar-
ried on 4/2/2011 in Chiefland by Pas-
tor Richard Langford.
Jake Earl Colle, 7/11/1984, of New-
berry, and Robin Kathleen Anderson,
10/5/1987, of Bell, were married on
3/26/2011 in Bell by Rev. Roger Al-
David McLean Rendek, 7/3/1988,
and Sarah Ann Odom, 2/25/1989,
both of Trenton, were married on
4/2/2011 in High Springs by Pastor J.
The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly
pancake breakfast on April 16, 2011,
from 8 to 10 a.m. Our fire station is
located on CR 138, 2.5 miles east of
Hwy. 129.Come out and enjoy a deli-
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sponsored by & held at For children
Milam Funeral Home of Newberry 10 o'ryou.ger
22405 West Newberry Road yoPleasbrfai
For Imore information please call ((52) 472-51 61
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The Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department
AMNESTY DAYS for Tires and Appliances.
collecting appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers,
stoves) and tires free of charge April 9, 2011 through April 16.
There will be no limit on appliances and a limit of five (5) tires
per person per day. We will accept car and light truck tires
ONLY. No large truck or agricultural tires. Appliances and tires
must be taken to the recycling center in Bell. For more
information please call 463-3185.
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cefeora/e 50 years
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, four grandchildren, Alyssa Crews
Buddy and Earlene Crews will cel- and Brian Crews of Tallahassee and
ebrate 50 years of marriage at Hard- Cole Crews and Nicole Crews of
eetown Baptist Church Fellowship Orlando.
Hall. The celebration will be from 2-5
Mr. and Mrs. Crews were married p.m. and we invite all of our friends
April 10, 1961 at the First United and family to come and share this
Methodist Church in Chiefland. time with us. No invitations will be
From this union has come two sent locally and we request no gifts:
sons, Shelton Crews of Tallahassee The presence of friends and family
and Steven Crews of Chiefland; and are gifts enough.
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Easter Egg Hunt at
The annual Easter program for
all children in our community will
be held on Saturday, April 23, from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Old Town
Methodist Church. Bill Richard-
son will provide the story time sur-
rounding the Resurrection of Jesus.
Then the egg hunt will be followed
by lunch for everyone. Each child
will need a basket to hold the eggs
collected. Come join the fun and fel-
lowship. For more information, call
Mt. Horeb cemetery
A cemetery workday is scheduled
at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, located
one mile west of SR 47 on CR 340
in Bell, for April 23. Everyone that
has loved ones buried there is asked
to please come and help clean the
cemetery. Thank you.
Mt. Horeb Cemetery Committee
The annual meeting for the Cem-
etery Trust Fund Committee will be
held on Thursday, April 28, 2011;
at 6:00 p.m. in the Jennings Lake
Church Fellowship Hall.
Everyone who has family mem-
bers, loved ones, or friends buried
in this cemetery is urged to attend
this annual meeting. At this meeting
the directors and officers of the trust
fund will be elected. Input, support,
and help from everyone is needed in
the maintenance, upkeep, beautifi-
cation, and decision making of this
cemetery. Everyone is encouraged to
come to the meeting and help make
plans for the future of our cemetery.
The directors and officers now work-
ing are very much in need of help
from everyone that has family buried
in the Cemetery.
Haven Hospice Chamber Mixer
honoring National Day of Deci-
sion on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30
p.m.-7:30 p.m., 311 NE 9th St. in
Chiefland. For information: Patrick
Allen at 493-2333.
THS Diamond Club BBQ Pork
Dinner--April 15 at 11:00 a.m.-2
p.m.; $7--tickets available at the
Property Appraiser's office at 463-
3190; Pick up across the street from
Best Drugs in Trenton.
Trenton Rotary Club 3rd Annual
Fishing Tournament--April 30 at
Suwannee Marina. For information
visit www.TrentonRotaryClub.org or
Otter Springs Park and Cam-
ground--lst Annual "Spring into
Fun Community Event" on Saturday,
April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Motivated
by Earth Day to showcase the Tri-
County area. For info call 463-0800.
The Republican Party of
Gilchrist County presents Gilchrist
County's Night of Celebration fea-
turing U.S. Senator George Lemieux
on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the
Gilchrist Women's Club in Trenton.
Tickets $35; Table sponsor $400. For
more info, contact David.Biddle 352-
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
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)
Sunday School...........................10:00 AM
Morning Worship..................... 11:00 AM 4
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
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6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL ............................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ...................................11 AM
EVENINGG WORSHIP ...................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES :
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH -
MUSIC DIRECTOR: KENNY GAINEY
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brings Blessino.s"
Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
11l Zane Salyers
College Preparatory School
,v Ministry of first &aptist Trenton
A Celebration of
American Legion Auxiliary New-
berry Unit #14 will host a Celebra-
tion where Female Veterans will be
honored on April 28, 2011, at 7:00
p.m. at American Legion Post #149
located at 26821 West Newberry
Road in Newberry. The celebration
is by invitation only.
Female Veterans in Alachua, Di-
xie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties
are asked to call Newberry Auxiliary
President Betty Lynn Brown at 352-
378-3583 or 352-0494-2574.
For God and County,
Betty Lynn Brown
Post 91 meeting
American Legion Post 91 wants to
remind its members and all veterans
in the Tri-County area of their meet-
ing on the 21st of April 2011 starting
at 5:30 p.m. with a donation dinner
and the meeting after. The Post is
located on US 129 between Tren-
ton and Bell next to the FFA Arena.
Guests are welcome for the dinner.
FOR GOD and COUNTRY
Leeman White, Commander
Camp #770 Sons of
monthly camp meeting
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
#770, Sons of Confederate Veterans
monthly camp meeting will be Tues-
day, April 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at
the Bell Community Center on Main
Street in Bell. The program will be
by Camp 2086 Chaplain Larry Caw-
ley and he will be speaking on "How
to Answer Comments on the Sesqui-
centennial." The meeting is open
to all who are interested in the War
Between the States.For further infor-
mation, contact Camp Commander,
Clement Lindsay at 352-472-0047
or Adjutant Archie Matthews at 386-
Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale ElIzie, Pastor
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Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor
Pastor Rickey. Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth
Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor Mike Chancey, Worship Pastor
Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions
Sunday School ............................................ 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................... ..................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .................................. ...... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
AWANA ..................................................... 6:30 8:15 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career .................... 7:00 p.m.
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l 5 P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
(One Block Past Otter Springs Resort)
Bro. Christopher Ruggles
Sunday Night Service @ 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer @ 7:00pm
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,will be held on May 2, 2011, in Live
Oak. Thank you students for your
participation and good luck to Quen-
tin Hudson as he continues on to the
next level. Also a big thank you to
our judges who took time off from
their busy schedules to attend: Mrs.
Connie Sanchez, Mr.. Lance Lang-
ford, Mr. Grady Jones, Mrs. Elaine
Jones, Mrs. Jean Jones and Mi1 John
Stubblefield. We would also like to
thank Gilchrist Soil and Water Con-
servation District supervisors Mr.
Kelly Philman and Mr. Tommy Jones
for presenting awards.
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Mr. Tommy Jones, Austin Thomas, Quentin Hudson, Desiree Holstein, Danielle Holstein, Erin Jones,
Audrey Powers, Cierrah Cartwright, and Mr. Kelly Philman
Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District
holds annual speaking contest
The Gilchrist Soil and Water Con-
servation District held their annual
speaking contest March 15, 2011,
in Bell at the Agriculture Build-
ing. There were four contestants in
the senior division; placing first was
Quentin Hudson, second--Desiree
Holstein, third--Danielle Holstein
and fourth--Erin Jones. In the Junior
Division there were three contes-
tants; placing first--Austin Thomas,
second--Audrey Powers and third-
-Cierrah Cartwright. The topic for
2011, "What is the Economic Impact
of Florida Forest?" All first place
contestants received a check in the
amount of $125.00 and a trophy;
second place a check for $75.00 and
trophy; third place received $50.00
and a trophy; all other contestants re-
ceived $25.00 for participation.
The first place speaker with the
highest score will continue on to
the District level competition which
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011'
New head football coach
settles in at Trenton High
By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton High School students
don't know much about their new
football coach, who's been official-
ly on the job less than a week, but
they know he's intense.
A native of Dixie County, An-
drew Thomas has worked as an as-
sistant football coach at Newberry,
Dixie County and Chiefland prior to
accepting the head football coach-
ing position at Trenton.
Though he lives in Chiefland,
Thomas says he has a number of
family members in Gilchrist Coun-
ty; and his father, Doyle Thomas,
was a noted athlete while attending
Thomas plans to focus on foot-
ball, though he will also be coach-
ing boys and girls weightlifting at
"I am going to be a very physical
coach," Thomas said. "For me, it all
starts in the weight room."
A good friend of Tigers assistant
coach Mike Sauls, Thomas said he
has a general idea of what kind of
talent he will be working with at
Trenton and therefore knows he
will be, inheriting a lot of skilled
"We are losing a lot of our line
this year, so we will have a young
line next season," Thomas ex-
plained. "A lot depends on how well
The Tigers' goal for the 2011
football season will be to win the
As Thomas said, "It all depends
on how much they want it!"
with the BHS Jazz Band
Come and celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with the Bell High School
Jazz Band on April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Iris Roberts Auditorium in Bell.
There is a $1 entry fee. The public is invited to attend and support the Bell
Band. Selections to be played are Zoot Suit Riot, A Night in Tunisia, Some-
one to Watch Over Me, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In a Sentimental Mood,
Woodchoppers Ball and In the Mood. .
Come and celebrate with us.
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The Trenton Tigers played their
first game in April at St. Fran-
cis Catholic School in Gainesville
against the district rival Wolves. The
Wolves started pitcher Justin Crawl
on the mound and the Tigers opened
with senior Chance Brooks. Brooks
pitched three innings and was re-
lieved by senior Caleb Smith. Brooks
gave up five hits, two walks, and six
runs with three strikeouts and one
hit batter. Smith gave up three runs
on four hits with two walks and two
strikeouts. Both pitchers threw well
but didn't get much help from the
Tigers' defense. Trenton committed
eight errors that caused six unearned
The Tigers on offense were led by
Stephen Smith with three hits, one
of them a double- to left field. Clif
Bryant also doubled, and Brooks
and Cedric Stokes had 2 RBIs each.
The Tigers and Wolves were tied af-
ter seven innings at nine runs each
when the umpires stopped the game
due to darkness. St. Francis does not
have a lighted field. The game will be
resumed only if it affects the district
standings after this week's district
play. Trenton is currently in third
place and St. Francis is in fourth place
but Trenton has three more wins than
The PK Yonge Blue Wave base-
ball team came to town April 7th in
first place in the District 5 2A stand-
ings. PK's ace, Josh Stewart, set the
pace of the game for the Blue Wave
as he pitched nearly the entire game,
striking out fifteen Tiger batters. The
Tiger pitchers threw well at times,
striking out eleven Blue Wave hitters.
Stephen Smith started on the mound
and gave up five runs on five hits with
five strike outs and a walk in three in-
nings. Sophomore Hunter Williams
followed the next 2 1/3 innings and
gave up only one run on one hit with
three strike outs, three walks and one
hit batter. Chance Brooks finished the
game for the Tigers and gave-up two
runs on two hits with three k's and
The Tigers at the plate were led by
Stephen Smith. Smith was four for
four with 2 RBIs and a long home run
to centerfield that struck the flag pole
in the seventh inning that thrilled the
Tiger fans. The Tigers committed
four errors that led to four unearned
runs and lost the contest 8-3. PK
Yonge remains undefeated at 19-0
and undefeated in district play.
The Oak Hall Eagles welcomed
Trenton to Roger Maris Field in
Gainesville in hopes of stealing a win
from the Tigers on Saturday April
9th. In their last outing the final out,
struck out with bases loaded with the
score 16-14. This contest would be
the same type of game. The Eagles
jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first
inning and led 5 -1 after the 2nd in-
ning. However, in the 3rd inning the
Tigers exploded for 7 runs and led
The Tigers would lead the rest of
.the game but the Eagles scored twice
in the 4th and 5th innings. Senior Ca-
leb Smith pitched the first two innings
giving up five runs on three hits and
four walks. Sophomore Justin Crown
pitched the third, fourth and fifth in-
nings giving up four runs on five hits
and three walks with one strike out.
Sophomore Corbin Wiggins pitched
the sixth and seventh innings and gave
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up no runs on one hit and two walks
with three strike outs. Stephen Smith,
Chance Brooks, ard Hunter Parrish
each had two hits with Brooks hit-
ting a two run home run to left field,
his fifth homer of the season. Parrish
had a double, and Brboks, Parrish,
and Clif Bryant each had 2 RBIs with
Bryant getting three walks. Stephen
Smith and Hunter Williams had two
stolen bases each. The Tigers con-
tinue to struggle defensively and
committed three errors that led to an
unearned run. The Tigers won 12-9
and improved their record to 13-4-1
and 11-3 in district play.
SThe Tigers traveled to Bronson
on Tuesday; Trenton will host the
Chiefland Indians on Friday in the
final week of their district schedule.
Come out and support the Tigers.
AARP will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Lodge at Otter Springs.
Ah, April---my favorite month
with flowers blooming, birds chirp-
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I hope that you will take a day off:
and come to the AARP meeting as Jo:
Buckles from Ayers Health and Re-
hab will be our guest speaker. Jo will
have some necessary information on
changes in our health care coverage
and she always brings a very nice
door prize with her.
This month we will be celebrating
Easter and having a traditional ham
dinner. The Chapter will supply the,
meat so please bring veggies, salads,
and of course, desserts to make the
The Gilchrist County Senior Citi-
zens Food Pantry is planning a large
Good Friday food distribution.
Let's support this by digging into
our pantry and bringing those extra,
cans that you know your family is not
going to use.
All donations of food and money.
are greatly appreciated.
Superintendent of Schools, Don
Thomas, has purchased three AARP:
shirts to be given.away as door prizes
at this meeting.
See you at the meeting with many
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BELL HIGH SCHOOL
JV/MS Softball LBI
Track District Meet
Varsity baseball game vs/Bronson
Sophomore Bake Sale Fundraiser
JV/V baseball game vs/St. John
Jazz Band Concert
Varsity softball Divisional Play-Offs
Varsity baseball game vs/Oak Hall
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The Bell High School 21st Century Drama Team was chosen the winner of the Kick Butts Day Commercial:
Contest. From left to right are Thomas Hart, Alexis Spoehr, Nicole DeLeonardo, Advisor Ms. Shasta Can-
non, Sandy DeLeonardo, and Austin Meyer.
Kick Butts Day Commercial
Submitted by Tracy DeCubllis
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) and 4-H.teamed up to sponsor a Kick Butts Day Commercial Contest
on the topic of The Dangers of Second Hand Smoke. The contest was open to all 6-12 grade students in Gilchrist
County. The idea for the contest came from the SWAT Advisory Board members who wantedto give youth a chance
to voice their views about this topic. The top entry was submitted by the Bell High School 21st Century Drama
Team. They worked hard together with their faculty advisor, Ms. Shasta Cannon, to produce a 30 second anti-smok-
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THS Alumni holds softball game
Chiefland High School reunion
Our multi-year class reunion is getting closer so we need to hear from
you if you plan on attending. We have a few more missing classmates
-class of 64- Kirk Shiver and Charles Newton. We've found Linda Pren-
Coach and Ann McCall and George "Red" Coleman are planning to
You will enjoy the upcoming CHS multi-class reunion if....
-you ever wore black and white
-you ever skipped school to swim
at an out of the way spring
-you never expected all A's in de-
-you never had a date with some
one from another school.
We'll be at Otter Springs Campground located between Fanning Springs
and Hart Springs. It has just been remodeled and has a wheelchair ramp
and accessible bathrooms. There's lots of parking available and the meal
is catered. We just need you to let us know that you're coming. We need
to get a head count so we will have plenty to eat.
Don't forget. It's Saturday, April 23 and registration starts at 4 p.m.
Cost is $20 per person. Come early and watch our host (the class of 57)
decorate the place or just enjoy the springs area. The Lodge has a covered
porch that is perfect for catching up with your classmates.
For more information, call Lynn Pirmann Crutchfield at 352-542- 0356,
Earlene Campbell Crews at 352-493-4825 or Myrtice Bailey Scabarozi at
By Angie Land
Alumni participants, on back row, ate Julie Brideson, Coach .4aron Bach'le, AIithy Beach, S 'ai ,ai A1la tiii, Morg\an A 1hrtin. .4my/ Owet'n, .4Aprl
Akins, Belinda Heaton and Coach John Vickers; leaning over are Sarah Rowland, Corey Bush, and Shelly Hicks; kneeling are Brittany Spears,
Beth Koltz, Kasey Wofford, Kaitlyn Rhoden, Lucia Avila, Sheila Frazier, and Felecia Barron, sitting are Lynsey Parrish, Jessica Perryman and
Submitted graduation years ranged from 1983-
Thank you to all of the THS Alum- 2010. Everyone had a blast and over
ni for participating in the softball $400 was raised for the Tiger Soft-
game Saturday night. The Alumni ball Program. We would also like to
thank everyone who came out to sup-
port and donate to the THS Softball
We hope you enjoyed it.
Trenton FFA Alumni raises 4,000
at Plant Sale
Trenton FFA Alumni held a plant sale on April 2 at Trenton Elementary School, where they sold $4,000
worth of plants. All monies raised go to the FFA Alumni to provide scholarships for graduating FFA mem-
bers. Pictured left to right are Cassie Langford-Brown (Alumni Pres), Amanda Williams, Dana Beam,
Colton Rucker, Brooks Parrish, Nicole Langford, Lee Deen, and Cody Norton.
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Sometimes the toughest thing in
the world to do...is nothing. Is it
just me, or do you agree that toddlers
aren't the only ones who have a diffi-
cult time being still? Recently, I came
across a verse that quickly became
a favorite...and a challenge: "The
Lord will fight for you; you need only
to be still." (Exodus 14:14) A little
background will help us understand
The story of Exodus, the second
book of the Bible, begins with the
children of Israel in bondage 400+
years, and crying out to God to de-
liver them. By way of a burning
bush, God sends Moses to lead the
way, and after a string of unpleasant
plagues, Pharaoh relents and sends
them on their way. Only later, when
Pharaoh looked around and realized
that all his free labor was gone, did
he recall his decision and set out with
'his entire army to bring the Israelites
back to' Egypt. By this time, the Is-
raelites had traveled to the edge of
the Red Sea. Exodus 14:10 says, "As
Pharaoh approached, the Israelites
looked up, and there were the Egyp-
tians, marching after them. They
were terrified..." Understandably,
this was a stressful situation and Mo-
ses was in charge...and his instruc-
tions were to "BE STILL!"
As a parent, can't you relate? How
many times have you yelled, "Ev-
erybody just be still a minute and let
me think!" Several of my aunts were
telling family stories recently and
shared with me that my grandma was
terrified of thunder and lightning, so
anytime a storm blew in, she made
everyone in the house go lie down on
their bed. Perhaps this is hereditary
because when my kids were small,
if we were driving in the car in bad
weather, I required them to be still!
One of my boys even told his friend
riding with us one day that, "You
have to be still, because my mom
can't drive in bad weather!" Nothing
like a little fear to bring about com-
Being still doesn't seem to come
natural for most of us...we are do-
ers. I like to solve problems and get
answers and check off my to-do list.
Don't you? Yet there are times that
being still is much more productive.
Psalm 46:10 tells-us to "Be still, and:
know that I am God; I will be exalted
among the nations, I will be exalted
in the earth." In this verse, the pur-
pose of being still is to contemplate
the power and might of God. These
words will serve us well in our daily
life of difficult decisions, difficult
responsibilities, and difficult rela-
tionships. When everything you try
seems to make the problem messier
and bigger, Be still, and know that
He is God." It is interesting that in
Exodus 14:15, God immediately
said to Moses "...tell the Israelites to
move on." Once we get still, He will
let us know when to move forward...
because every heart matters!
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Myrle Gilkey shows off her Kozy Kitten Kat Quilt made for her in ap-
preciation for the the preemie hats she has crocheted.
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The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, April 8, at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. We decided not to quilt
the Dresden Plate as we thought the
black background would fade. So, a
Log Cabin quilt was put in and we.
know it will be great when quilted.
Our porch is looking great with
many new blooming flowers. We
still have several tables to fill, so by
next week we should be finished. We
do have some plants that we are giv-
ing away--cactus and others. They
grow and don't freeze.
There are so many sick people that
our prayer list gets bigger and bigger.
We are having a lot of people out on
Thursday so we enjoy those who do
Thursday lunch was fried chicken,
lots of deviled eggs, noodles and gar-
den sauce, bread, butter and a little
Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild
Quilters of Alachua County Day
Guild (QACDG) 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.
Thursday, May 5, will bring a mon-
ster all-guild show-and-tell, follow-
ing the Tree City Quilters Guild Quilt
Show April 30 and May 1. There's
always plenty to share on the heels
of a great quilt show. Members and
guests are invited to bring quilting
and sewing projects recently com-
pleted or in-process; fuin ew notions
they've discovered; great techniques
that make the process quicker or
easier or the results better; gorgeous
new fabrics; fascinating patterns; and
any other sewing or quilting items of
For more information on the guild,
go to www.qacdg.org
After what has seemed like a long
and very cold winter, our Joyful
Hearts have flung open their doors,
windows and hearts to welcome the
magic and splendor of Spring.
God certainly must love Gilchrist
County as He dresses it with such a
colorful array of spring flowers. And
these colors and patterns in nature
are often the inspiration for the quilts
and crafts created by our ladies and
sister quilters elsewhere.
We've had a full house now that
the weather has been so beautiful.
We now have thirty in our group and
each one is a special blessing.
Seven of our Joyful Hearts had
a space at Best Drugs at the annual
quilt show in Trenton.
In addition, Best Drugs had cre-
ations of ours on display for several
weeks and we send them our thanks
and appreciation. The ladies at the
drug store were Diana Lynn, Betty Jo
Bachman, Elaine Nemeth, Lu Row-
land, Patsy Luka, Nancy Boone and
Marvine Deer. Thanks ladies, you
did a great job representing us.
Elaine is back from her annual
trip to visit her son in Hawaii and
has a whole new bag of quilting and
crafting techniques to share. One of
them is fabric painting. She has been
teaching those who want to learn on
Friday mornings at her house. We
make a mess, try to be creative, enjoy
lunch together and have great fun.
Our next celebration is our Spring
Fling brunch on Wednesday, April
20. Bring your favorite brunch dish
to share....you know breakfast/lunch
Lu Rowland, though recovering
from surgery, is able to be back with
us....Praise.the Lord. Alberta Swan-
ner's husband Jimmy was called
home by the Lord and our prayers
and thoughts are with her.
We are so-blessed in our little cir-
cle to have friends who care about us
and are there for us through the good
times and the storms of life.
We meet every Wednesday at 9:00
a.m. at the North Gilchrist Volunteer
Fire Department on County Road
138. We'd love to have you join us
or just.drop by to visit, chat and be
"Til next time remember.....it's not
what you have in your life, it's who
you have in your life.....amen.
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details and a listing of more offend-
From the Desk of Gil-
christ County Sheriff
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING: April 11,
On April 5, 2011, David A.
Mounds 1/18/71 was arrested for
Violation of Probation-Bigamy.
OnApril 6, 2011, Ryan M. Qau-
rles 9/16/86 was arrested for Vio-
lation of Probation-Possession of
More than 20 Grams of Cannabis.
OnApril 6,2011, Jesse P. Wright
11/9/88 was arrested for Lewd and
Lascivious Assault, Battery on
OnApril 7,2011, Francine Bran-
denburg 1/30/55 was arrested for
Possession of Controlled Substance,
Resisting Arrest without Violence,
Mary Lou Wright, W/F; Ht.
5'1"; Wt. 180 lbs.; Hair: Brown;
Eyes: Brown; Failure to Appear
for Motion Docket Day to the
Charge of Battery Domestic Vio-
Tampering with Evidence.
On April 8, 2011, Calvin Doug-
.las 8/11/55 was arrested for Carry,
ing a Concealed.Weapon.
On April 8, 2011, Candace L.
Bordine 10/25/82 was arrested for
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Jumping sturgeon migrating up the Suwannee
They're back. Gulf sturgeon are
beginning their annual migration
back into the Suwannee 'River this
month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
reminds boaters to slow down and
be aware that these fish are returning
and will begin jumping.
People have been injured in ac-
cidental collisions with the jumping
sturgeon, but 2010 was a very good
year for boaters on the Suwannee.
There were no reported encounters
between boaters and sturgeon last
"Even though we had a quiet sea-
son in 2010, remember that just one
person getting hurt is too many," said
Maj. Lee Beach, regional law en-
f6rcement commander for the FWC's
North Central Region, based in Lake
City. "We want people to be aware
that Gulf sturgeon are returning to-
the Suwannee, and the risk of injury
to boaters does exist."
In 2006, FWC officials began
working on a public awareness cam-
paign to alert boaters to the risks of
"We posted signs at each boat
ramp along the Suwannee, explain-
ing the risk of colliding with these
fish," Beach said. "Our officers will
be on water patrol during this period
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tinued effort to educate boaters about
these jumping fish."
What's the best course of action
for avoiding a collision? "We rec-
ommend boaters reduce their speed
to reduce the risk of impact and to
give people more time to react if they
do encounter a jumping sturgeon,"
Beach said. "The FWC also recom-
mends that all boaters wear their life
The Suwannee River appears to
support the largest viable population
of Gulf sturgeon in Florida. Biolo-
gists estimate the annual population
at 10,000-14,000 fish, averaging ap-
proximately 40 pounds each. Adult
fish spend eight to nine months each
year spawning in the river and three
to four of the coolest months in Gulf
Biologists are unsure why sturgeon
jump. Theories include that the fish
jump to communicate or as a domi-
"I have seen these collisions re-
ferred to as 'attacks.'- However, these
fish are in no way attacking when
they jump. They are simply doing
what they have been doing for mil-
lions of years ... jumping. They
aren't targeting the boaters," Beach
said. Gulf sturgeon can get quite big,
exceeding 8 feet and 200 pounds.
"They have five rows of rock-hard
scutes along their sides, back and
belly. When sturgeon and boaters
collide, the results can be devastat-
ing," Beach said.
State and federal laws protect stur-
geon, just like bald eagles, panthers
and sea turtles. "These fish can't be
harvested," Beach said.
To report sturgeon collisions, call
"If anyone is involved in an inci-
dent with a jumping sturgeon, please
report it to the FWC. With the data
received, we can get a better overall
view of where the fish are jumping
and get the word out to the public,"
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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOUR L
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
RSDA A IL 142011
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Mr. Jerome Collins
Mr. Jerome Collins 80, a former
:resident of Bell, and current resident
of Jacksonville passed away on April
He was a member of Priscilla Bap-
tist Church and enjoyed hunting and
Survivors include his wife, Betty
'Collins; son, Michael Lee Buss (Kar-
:en); daughters, Susan Roper (Frank),
'Melissa Cook (Michael); sisters, Pat-
'ty Collins, Ann Hogan and Marcelyn
:Gilleland, six grandchildren and eight
S Funeral Services were held on
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Priscilla
.Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Mil-
:ton officiating. Interment followed
'in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Eady
Mrs. Mary Eady Davis, 61, of Fan-
:ning Springs, passed away peacefully
-April 10, 2011, at the Haven Hospice
House in Chiefland. She died from
complications of diabetes and pneu-
,monia. She was comfortable and sur-
rounded by family and friends. Mary
,was born in Dade City on July 23,
:1949. She graduated from Strana-
,han High School in Fort Lauderdale.
:Mary was married to L. V. Davis.
S Mary never met a stranger and her
'home was always open to anyone.
,Mary was well known throughout
:her community and will be missed by
S Mary was preceded in death by her
,first husband, Tommy Harrison Davis
:of Americus, Georgia.
S Mary is survived by her children,
:Danny (Janet) Davis,-Tony (Natilee)
-Davis, Mike Eady and Jennifer Da-
'vis; as well as her grandchildren, An-
,thony, Tyler, Chasity, Tommy, Travis,
T.J., Kellea, Eric, Jordan and Hunter.
'She is also survived by her parents,
:Bill and Bertha Eady of Live Oak
:and her brothers, Buddy Eady of Live
Oak and Raymond (Bonnie) Eady of
A Funeral service will be held Sat-
urday, April 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at
Joppa Baptist Church. Please join
us in celebration of Mary's life im-
.mediately following the service at the
fellowship hall at Joppa Church.- A
covered dish to honor Mary can be
brought to the church for the celebra-
tion of life.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.
Mrs. Cynthia Helen
Mrs. Cynthia Helen Jones Heddy,
49, of Palm Coast, went to be with
'our Lord on Tuesday March 29, 2011,
-with her family by her side. Cindy
was born in Madison to William and
June Jones and was a lifelong resi-
dent of Florida.
She is survived by her loving hus-
,band, Derrek Stoppellbein of Holly
Hill; three children, Racheal Roberts
of Lake Tahoe, California, Justin Hed-
dy of Palm Coast and Tara "Sabrina"
Heddy of Ormond By the Sea; and
four grandchildren, Jacob Heddy and
Joshua Heddy, Rilley Lunsford, and
Hailey Lunsford. She is survived by
.four siblings, Bill Jones of Ft. White,
Julie "Kim" Jones of Providence,
'Jonathan Jones of High Springs, and
:Cedric Jones of Gainesville.
Cindy owned and operated Cindy's
:Quality Cleaning for the last 20 years.
:She enjoyed spending time with her
*family. Cindy loved her children and
:grandchildren. Cindy enjoyed living
:close to the beach and spent much of
"her free time at the beach.
A memorial service celebrating
:Cindy's life was conducted at Prin-
;cess Place Preserve, located at 2500
Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, Flor-
.ida on Sunday, April 10.
, In lieu of flowers, donations may
:be made in Cindy's memory to Ha-
*ven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd.
.Gainesville, FL 32606
, Arrangements by Roberts Funeral
:Homes, Downtown Chapel, in Oca-
:SRWMD to open ATV
,trails in April ,
Those who enjoy riding all-ter-
rain vehicles (ATVs) will soon have
:a place to ride in Lafayette County
.for a few months before the start of
:hunting season. The Suwannee River
:Water Management District (District)
'will allow ATV riding at its Mallory
:Swamp tract April 9-Sept. 11. The
:property provides 38 miles of ATV
'trails that will be open to the public
:during daylight hours only. "The
'trails feature plenty of open space
'and the opportunity to ride alongside
-nature," said Edwin McCook, Dis-
trict land management specialist.
The" District strongly cautions all
'riders to practice safety and follow
,all regulations for the area. Regula-
All persons operating an ATV are
'required to have a daily special-use
,authorization (SUA) in their posses-
sion while riding. SUAs are available
Mrs. Jean Thomas
Mrs. Jean Thomas
Mrs. Jean Thomas, 60, of Trenton
passed away April 9. She was the
wife of Erwin (Bud) Thomas for 43
years, and she was the proud mother
of three girls.
She is survived by three daughters,
Kim Parks of Trenton, Roxanna Ci-
nelli of Palm Coast, and Dusty Six
of Rockledge. She is loved by six
grandchildren. "As a mother com-
forts her child, so will I comfort you."
There will be a service to celebrate
Jean's life on Friday, April 16, from
4-7 p.m at the Family's Home, 9590
SE 25th Avenue in Trenton. It was
Jean's request that in lieu of flowers,
please do random acts of kindness for
a person in need.
'Tommy" G. Turner
Mr. Thomas "Tommy" G. Turner,
age 51, passed away on Monday,
April 4, 2011, at Shands at the Uni-
versity of Florida. Mr. Turner was
born on March 28, 1960, in Dayton,
Ohio, to Kenneth and Karen Young
Turner. He was a lifelong resident
of Trenton, a member of the Tren-
ton Church of Christ and a Pre Jury
Release ,Counselor with the County
He is preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Kenneth Turner.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia
Gatke Turner of Trenton; his moth-
er, Karen Young Turner of Trenton;
three daughters, Heidi Turner, Karina
Turner and Hannah Turner, all of
Trenton; two sons, Tyler Turner of
Alachua and Nelson Turner of Tren-
ton; a sister, Becky West of Floral
City; and four brothers, David Turner
and Richard Turner both of Trenton,
Mark Turner of Ocala and Greg Turn-
er of Charleston, South Carolina.
Funeral Services were held on
Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Trenton
Church of Christ with Mr. Kent Hea-
ton officiating. Interment followed
at Trenton Cemetery. Visitation was
held on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at
Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.
Mrs. Clara Whitfield
Mrs. Clara Whitfield of Cross City
passed away Friday, April 8, 2011,
at Haven Hospice in Chiefland. She
Mrs. Whitfield moved to Cross City
from Altamonte Springs in 1960. A
homemaker and a mother, Mrs. Whit-
field loved making crafts. She was a
senior citizens volunteer and worked
for many years in the Dixie County
4-H program and the Acteens at Cen-
tral Baptist Church where she was a
She was preceded in death by hus-
band Bill Whitfield; daughter, Sharon
Ann Whitfield; and sons, Leslie C.
Loveless and Charles Loveless.
She is survived by sons, Nathan
(Pat) Whitfield of Cross City and Bil-
ly (Ali) Whitfield of Tarpon Springs;
16 grandchildren and 17 great grand-
Funeral services were held Mon-
day, April 11, 2011, at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. David Downing officiating. In-
terment followed at Cross City Cem-
etery. A visitation was held at the fu-
neral home Sunday, April 10, 2011.
at the ATV parking area kiosk.
Riders 16 years old or younger
must be accompanied by a parent or
legal guardian who is required to sign
Riders must stay on designated
trails and obey posted speed limits.
A complete list of rules and an
ATV trails map are available on the
District's Mallory Swamp webpage,
which is available at www.mysuwan-
neeriver.com/recreation. Other rec-
reational activities at Mallory Swamp
include wildlife viewing, fishing,
hunting, bicycling, hiking and horse-
For more information contact the
District at 386-362-1001 or 800-266-
1066 (FL toll free).
Access to the Mallory Swamp tract
Travel south on SR 51 to CR 360,
turn left; travel 11 miles southeast
on CR 360; the pavement ends and
the road becomes dirt (Crapps Tower
Road); continue 4 miles to the en-
trance into Mallory Swamp.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
George F. Jones
The family of George F Jones
would like to thank those that
brought food, money, and sent
flowers. We also thank you for
the visits and the prayers dur-
ing George's illness and passing.
Thank you to those that served as
pallbearers. Thank you to all for
being there in our time of need.
You have truly made this world a
better place to live.
The Jones Family
Korde Osteen Family
As we struggle to find the words
to say THANK YOU, where do
we begin? How do we find the
words to express the love our fam-
ily received during the loss of our
Korde? We are so fortunate to live
in such an amazing community!!
The loving, caring, thoughtful
people of Dixie County and the en-
tire tri-county area has been over-
whelming. We've had so many
friends standing beside our family
every minute since the accident.
If we attempted to list the names
of those that prepared, served, and
cleared away the many delicious
foods and beverages that arrived
at our homes, along with the many
friends who brought other house-
hold items and supplies for several
days, it would be impossible.
Many people stopped by to offer
each of us a warm hug of comfort,
not knowing what to say or do to
help heal our broken hearts. Some
just held each of us tight and whis-
pered that they didn't know why
our Korde had been taken from us.
There were those that sat with us
for hours to show their love, sup-
port, and compassion.
The visitation for Korde was
awesome! So many plants and
flowers surrounded the chapel it
was an amazing sight. Hundreds
of friends attended the visitation
and waited in long lines to offer
their deepest, heartfelt sympathy
to each family member.
The funeral service was the fi-
nal celebration of Korde Osteen's
too brief, but happy life. It was a
heartwarming tribute to a young
man who was with us for only 21
years, 4 months, and 3 days.
Korde loved his life in Dixie
County and all of Dixie County
returned that love as they said
their final goodbye to a fine young
A "thank you" to all the church-
es in the area for their support,
food and prayers. A special
"thank you" to New Prospect Bap-
tist Church and Lighthouse Word
Church (Chiefland) for providing
lunch for our family following
Thank you ALL from the bot-
tom of our hearts!!
We'll never forget you "Kordie
(If you have dishes you haven't
picked up, please contact Chris or
.. The family of
Wilton David "Korde" Osteen
Receipts at the Ellisville Livestock
Market on Wednesday, April 6, 2011,
were this week 600, last week 724
and last year 705.
Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls 1.00 to 2.00 lower.
Feeder steers and heifers steady
to firm. Quality was mostly aver-
age. Supply and demand moderate.
Slaughter cows and bulls 32 percent,
feeder steers and heifers under 600
pounds 61 percent, (29 percent steers
and 32 percent heifers), over 600
pounds 1 percent, replacement cattle
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 870-1120 (996) 76.00-84.00
(79.31); 1200-1500 (1383) 76.00-
84.00 (78.33); 1205-1350 (1268)
87.00-90.00 (88.39) High Dressing.
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 740-795 (767) 53.00-61.00
(56.65) Low Dressing; 850-1150
(958) 66.50-75.50 (71.22); 800-
1100 (895) 55.00-64.00 (61.14)
Low Dressing; 1205-1285 (1261)
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1550-1940
(1757) 90.00-99.00 (95.42).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 200-215 (208)
185.00-197.50 (191.19); 250-290
(272) 175.00-200.00 (189.06); 305-
330 (319) 166.00-186.00 (173.41);
350-390 (374) 158.00-172.00
(165.35); 405-430 (411) 148.00-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Case No.: 21-2011-DR-0078
Division: Domestic Relations
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: RONALD SCOTT
149 CENTER STREET
YOU AR 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 DIMITRA
CHMIELEWSKI whose address is P.O.
BOX 295, BELL, FL 32619 on or before
March 24, 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
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
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: D. Craft
Pub: March 31, April 7, 14, and 21, 2011
The following vehicle, VIN# 1N4A-
L11D55C131665, 2005 Nissan, will be
sold at Public Auction on April 20, 2011
at 8 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-
Pub. April 7, 14, 201'i
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners, in and for Gilchrist County.
Florida, will hold a REGULAR MEET-
ING on Monday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m..
in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Facility, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing is a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Constitutional Officers
5. County Administrator Report
6. Attorney Report
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
4:15 p.m.--Bruce Borders; Stand-
ing United as Americans
4:30 p.m.--Road Department Re-
5:00 p.m.--Adoption Hearing;
Ordinance 2011-01, Amending
Impact Fee Rules
5:15 p.m.--Adoption Hearing;
Ordinance 2011-02, Amending
Diving Program Regulations
5:30 p.m.--Workshop; Ordi-
2011-04, Hazardous Buildings
6:00 p.m.--Stacey Winfield.
Gilchrist County Planner;
Workshop on Proposed Eval-
uation and Appraisal Report
163.00 (156.41); 450-480 (461)
140.00-154.00 (144.57); 505-535
(520) 130.00-143.00 (135.86); 570-
590 (577) 129.00-133.00 (131.64);
610-615 (612) 126.00-131.00
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 250-285 (262)
163.00-170.00 (167.46); 300-320
(310) 144.00-165.00 (155.25); 355-
380 (363) 140.00-152.00 (145.28);
410-425 (419) 130.00-142.00
(139.19); 450-480 (466) 125.00-
136.00 (131.41); 500-535 (521)
112.00-128.00 (123.65); 560-590
(572) 112.00-120.00 (115.98).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-245 (228) 157.50-164.00
(159.97); 250-285 (261) 152.00-
168.00 (159.10); 315-330 (323)
142.00-149.00 (146.64); 350-395
(365) 135.00-146.00 (142.64); 400-
435 (417) 126.00-142.00 (132.61);
465-485 (470) 129.00-140.00
(133.20); 505-530 (516) 115.00-
122.00 (118.30); 555-575 (565)
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 205-215 (209) 135.00-148.00
(141.33); 260-290 (269) 130.00-
145.00 (138.93); 315-325 (319)
125.00-144.00 (130.83); 350-370
(362) 120.00-132.00 (125.46); 400-
435 (414) 122.00-124.00 (118.26);
460-470 (466) 110.00-124.00
(118.72); 505-530 (518) 110.00-
114.00 (111.97); 550-590 (572)
'Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2: 850-1190 (913) 70.00-88.00
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 850-920 (884) 810.00-970.00
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. April 14, 2011
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
NATURE COAST REGIONAL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That the Nature Coast Regional Water
Authority will meet in a Workshop
scheduled to be held on: April 14, 2011
at 5:00 p.m. at City of Fanning Springs,
City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Ct., Fanning
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105
that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the NCRWA
with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting 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.
DATED this 4th day of April, 2011
By Sheila Watson, Administrator,
Pub. April 14, 2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
File Number: 21-2011-CP-0003
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLORIA JEAN FELICIANO,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GLORIA JEAN FELICIANO, deceased,
whose date of death was October 13.
2010 is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Gilchrist
County Courthouse, P. O. Box 37. Tren-
ton. Florida 32693. The names and ad-
dresses 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-
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
(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 isApril 14, 2011.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, Florida 32693
P. O. Box 423
Newberry, Florida 32669
Pub. April 14 and 21, 2011
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, April 19,2011
at 6:00 p.m. in Building 14, Board Room
14-002 located at 310 NW 11th Avenue,
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Public Hearing 6:15 p.m.-Amend
Board Policy 5.121, Use of Time
Out, Seclusion & Physical
Restraint for Students with
6. Removal of Items from Consent
7. Consent Agenda
9. Executive Session
10. Student Services
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting, he will need
a record of the proceedings and that for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
/s/ Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. April 14, 2011b.
SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing application for permit was received
on April 5,2011:
Ginnie Springs \ Devil's Eye Shoreline
Stabilization, Ginnie Springs Outdoors,
LLC, 7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High
Springs, FL 32643, has submitted an ap-
,plication for an Environmental Resource
Permit Number 09-0032M, for a total
project area of .2 acres with 1,800 square
feet of work in, on, or over wetlands or
other surface waters. The project is locat-
ed in Township 7 South, Range 16 East,
Section 34, in Gilchrist County.
Interested persons may comment upon
the application or submit a written re-
quest for a staff report containing pro-
posed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the Suwannee River
Water Management District, Attn: Re-
source Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live
Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or
requests must be received by 5:00 p.m.
within 21 days from the date of publica-
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this application. A copy of
the staff report must be requested in order
to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled
to request an administrative hearing, pur-
suant to Title 28, Florida Administrative
Code, regarding the proposed agency ac-
tion by submitting a written request after
reviewing the staff report.
Pub. April 14, 2011
Gilchrist County Land Transactions
Clarence R. Thomas and Eula
Mae Townsend Thomas to Corey R.
Thomas and Tracy L. Thomas, cor-
rective deed, $10.00, on 4/4/2011.
Jonathan D. Lindsey and Christina
Lindsey to Jonathan D. Lindsey and
Christina Lindsey, quit claim deed,
$1.00, on 4/4/2011.
Brian Manucy a/k/a Bryan Manucy
to Brian Manucy a/k/a Bryan Manucy,,
warranty deed, $10.00, on 4/4/2011.
Deysi Miller to James Miller, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 32 Silver
Ridge, on 4/4/2011.
Harry W. Reed to Harry W. Reed
and. Ernestine A. Reed, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 14 Santa Fe Cor-
ners, on 4/4/2011.
Vernon Dale Wesley to Robert
Schuck and Julie Schuck, warranty
deed, $40,500.00, Campsite #262
Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1, on
G. Glynn Willis to James A. Bar-
bera and Joyce L. Barbera, warranty
deed, $50,000.00, Lot 5 Countryside,
John E. Zarecky and Lucinda M.
Zarecky to Johne E. Zarecky and
Lucinda M. Zarecky, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 33 Block B Sun N Fun
Unit 6, on 4/5/2011.
Shaun Donovan and Housing and
Urban Development to Mohammed
Habibullah, special warranty deed,
$40,000.00, Lot 83 Kushmer Addi-
tion to Bell, on 4/5/2011.
Laurie Duchamp to Burton Ebanks,
warranty deed, $25,900.00, Lot 63
Rolling Oaks, on 4/5/2011.
Thomas E. Parrish and Michele M.
Parrish to the Trust for Public Land,
quit claim deed, $1.00, on 4/6/2011.
Sarah H. Davidson to the Trust for
Public Land, quit claim deed, $1.00,
Billie Ray Langford Trustee to
The Trust for Public Land, quit claim
deed, $1.00, on 4/6/2011.
The Trust of Public Land to Board
of Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Trust Fund of the State of Flor-
ida, the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund of the State of Florida Board
of Trustees, and the State of Florida
Board of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Trust Fund, corrective quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 4/6/2011.
D. Ray Harrison, Jr. and Diana
W. Harrison to D. Ray Harrison, Jr.,
Diana W. Harrison, and Renee H.
Lassiter, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
James R. Hodge, Sr. to Jason Brian
Hodge, warranty deed reserving a
life estate, $10.00, Lot 2 Block A Sun
Springs, on 4/8/2011.
Thomas O..Merrell to Lammy Shir-
ley Sibert, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 80 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1,
Jason M. Evans to Christine M.
Medina, quit claim deed. $10.00, on
Wade Custom Homes Inc. to An-
thony Dwork and Mary G. Dwork,
warranty deed, $17,500.00, Lot 31
Riverwalk of Fanning Springs Phase
1, on 4/8/2011.
Billy R. Miller and Mary L. Miller
to Judith Mae Cason, warranty deed,
$84,000.00, Lot 7 Block A Sun N
Fun Unit 6, on 4/8/2011.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
ROSES: Seven Sisters, Knock
and Climbing. Oak-leaf hy
and regular hydrangeas. Jasr
honeysuckle vines, citrus tree
Empress Trees, Blueberry and B
plants. Allen's Nursery 5124
55A, Old Town. Current Hrs.
9-5. 352-542-7284 or 352-356-1
Hay For Sa
HAY FOR SALE: Large rol
fertilized, net wrapped, weed fre
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola B
roll. Call 352-949-0222.
FARM EQUIPMENT: New Holland
570 square baler. 9500 Bales, stored under
barn. Excellent condition, 463-9933.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Saturday
May 7, starts 7am -Spring Ridge Fire
Dept. Sellers, buyers welcome, no fees.
CR 340 (Poe Springs Rd) next to Spring
Ridge Church of God.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16: 208 NE 3rd
Avenue, Trenton. 8 am ??? Furniture.
clothing, house wares and more.
BELL BIG PORCH SALE: Thurs.,
April 14 Sat., April 16 at 3529 NW
73rd Trail (in Suwannee Shores). Like-
new clothes (all sizes) and purses,
stump-knocker boat, wood chipper,
6250 Generator Coleman, horse trailer.
for 2 horses, dishes, some antiques &
collectibles. 8 am -???
ltb,4-14 Pets & Sup
DOG OBEDIENCE CLA,
Thursday, April 21. Call fo
mation. Arlene 472-2608.
JIM'S PRESSURE WAS]
Residential & commerce
1985. Lic. & Insu
Pastor Jim Hurs
SE Hwy- Hejp Save a Life: At Narc
Tues.-Sat. head we are saving lives, re
0288. lies, and making stronger
tfnb,4-14 through effective drug and
bilitation. Learn how and
becomes addicted to drugs o
S what you can do to help, lo1
stopaddiction.com or call 8
to receive free counseling,
Is, highly assessments.' Stop the cycle
e. Coastal today!
tfnb,7-23 JERRY WILKS FILL
VICE: Fill dirt, drive;
demolition, limerock, lar
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (3f
APPLIANCE REPAIR: A
maker & dishwasher insta
certified techs. MC-VISA
MOWER & CHAINSA'
Stihl, Husqvara, Ayp, Mu
MTD, Briggs. Kohler, Robi
da. Blddes for most m
Beauchamp Saw S
DIXIE MONUMENTS C
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-
349N 7 miles north of Old
Crabb Church NE 512 Avi
church) 1/2 mile on right
ors, size & styles of marb
to choose from in our invf
puter specialist to assist yo
a lasting tribute to the life c
one. Closed: Sunday & Mo
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm
8am-12noon or call for free
TIM POWELL ELECTR
stallations and repairs, lice
sured. State Cert. #EC130
Gilchrist County J
Fax Service 463
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.
Lost & Found
LOST: A Stihl chain saw was lost in the
area of CR 344 near Hart Springs. If you
have information or have found it please
call (352) 463-3223, Gilchrist County
Wanted to Buy
CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS: $200
and up. 352-771-6191.
RELAY FOR LIFE!
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
The 201 I Gilchrist-Levy Relay for Life was a huge success. On April 1,201 I
at 6:00 p.m., Palms Medical Group's team joined a total of 32 other teams as
we gathered around the track at Trenton High School to honor the cancer
survivors that walked the ceremonial first lap. More than 30 volunteers
from Palms Medical Group gave of their time and money throughout the
year to make this event great. A special thanks is deserved for the compa-
nies that, with their donations, made our team a huge success: GILCHRIST
BUILDING SUPPLY, MOONS BP, SCAFFS, R&E LANDSCAPING and
DAMON LEGGETT. Your donations help to raise money towards finding a
cure! We are already making plans for the 2012 Relay----so join us in finding
a cure for cancer. THANKYOU again and we look forward to your gener-
osity next year. / 0
Darlene Swendsen .l
Team Development Committee
PALMS MEDICAL GROUP
Palms Medical Group
Your home for health, wellness, life
I would like to give a big personal thank you to RICK HODGE! Without him I
would not have been able to keep this team up and running on Relay Day!
Ready for a Change?
Be A CNA!
No Diploma or GED Required if age 18
Train & Test in a
Quest Training 352-493-7330.
'CLASS IIF EDS
CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACHI-I ADDITIONAL WORD.
111 -' -
GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
VPK Paraprofessionals Summer
lies .(Part-Time). Bell and Trenton. Qualifica-
tions: High School Diploma or equiva-
lent. Must have valid FCCPC/CDA Must
SSES: Begin have one of the following: AA degree or
r more infor- higher; OR at least 60 credit hours from a
regionally accredited educational institu-
2tb,4-7-4-14 tion; OR a passing score on an approved
State test (ParaPro). Program runs from
SJune 8 August 12. Two shifts avail-
SI able: 7:15 AM 12:45 AM; or 12:30 PM
H & PAINT VPK Instructors Summer (Part-
,ial since Time). Bell and Treqton. Qualifications:
red BA Degree or higher and Florida Teacher
st Certification covering Elementary Edu-
198-3023 cation or Pre-K required.
tfiib,10-14 Speech Language Pathologist -Antici-
pated Vacancy. District Wide. Quali-
ononArrow- fications: Master's Degree and Florida
uniting fami- Teacher Certification covering Speech/
communities Language Pathology.
alcohol reha- Reading Coach Anticipated Vacan-
chy a person cy. Bell High School. Qualifications:
r alcohol and Bachelor's Degree and Florida Teacher
Son to ww Certification or Endorsement covering
g on to www.
n00-468-6933 Reading. Must have three years of suc-
referrals and cessful teaching experience. Experience
of addiction in presenting educational training pro-
grams with a demonstrated knowledge
tfn, 2-24 and practice of Language Arts or Reading
DIRT SER- Finance Officer District Office. Mini-
ays, topsoil, mum Qualifications: BA Degree and
nd clearing. three years of experience in accounting.
52) 463-6111 Preferred Qualifications: Extensive ex-
perience in financial.operations including
tfib,5-28 experience with Excel spreadsheets and
lI brands, ice Part Time Instructors for 21st Century
llation. EPA Summer Programs. Bell and Trenton.
A, 352-949- Non-Certified subject areas: Art & Mu-
sic, College & Career Prep, Culinary,
tfnb.12-18 Spanish, and Technology. See job an-
nouncement on website.
W PARTS Part Tiune Instructors Ibr 21st Centlur
rray,Sears, Summer Programs. Bell and Trenton.
in, and Hon- Certified subject areas (requires teacher
owners. certification): Math, Reading and Sci-
hop ence. See job announcement on website.
Substitute Teachers. Qualifications:
tfn, 1-03 High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
quired. Complete application online,
)LD TOWN, then contact the District office for more
3432. Hwy- information.
STown. Mc- Bus Driver. Qualifications: High School
enue (behind Diploma and Class B Florida CDL with
Many col- Passenger Endorsement. Good driving
le & granite record required.
ntory. Corn- Bus Driver Trainees / Substitute Bus
u in creating Drivers. Qualifications: High School
f your loved Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of"
nday. Open: in-service training will be provided for
o & Saturday qualified applicants. Part of the training
e after hours prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tfnb,6-28 tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
A tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
IC: New in- Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
nsed and in- Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's De-
002453. Call gree. Currently certified with Temporary
or Professional Certificate or formerly
tfnb, 11-25 certified with Professional Certificate as
teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
Once approved, highly qualified substi-
tutes would be eligible for substituting
journal < 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-
All applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
tions will be accepted until positions are
filled unless otherwise indicated. EEO/
Drug Free Workplace
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON COUN-
TY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:
The Board of County Commissioners
of Gilchrist County, Florida announces
vacancies on the following Board:
Planning Commission. The Board of
County Commissioners is accepting Let-
ters of Interest to fill vacancies on the
Gilchrist County Planning Commission.
The position must be filled by a resident
of Gilchrist County, Florida. A letter
expressing your interest in the position
and how your appointment to the Board
would benefit the Gilchrist County Plan-
ning Commission accompanied by a re-
sume must be filed with Ron McQueen,
Gilchrist County Administrator, by hand
delivery to his office the Gilchrist County
Courthouse Annex (209 SE 1st St.) in
Trenton, Florida, or by mailing to Ron
McQueen, Gilchrist County Administra-
tor at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, Florida
32693. Applications accepted until posi-
tion filled. GilchristCounty BOCC EOE/
Gilchrist County BOCC has an open-
ing for a Full-Time Personnel Clerk.
This position is responsible for Payroll,
Health Insurance Administration, Work-
ers Compensation Administration, Main-
taining Employee Records and Files.
Processing New Hire Applications, Job
Openings and much more. This position
is Full-Time with Health and Retirement
Benefits. Applications may be obtained
from and should be returned to the Coun-
ty Administrator's Office located at 209
SE 1st Street. Trenton. FL 32693. Ap-
plications may also be obtained from
www.gilchrist.fl.us. Gilchrist County is
Room For Rent
ROOM FOR RENT: $60 per week in
For Rent _
3 BR/I BA BLOCK HOME: In Tren-
ton. $675/mo., first, last, security. 352-
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.
CATTLE PASTURE ACREAGE:
looking for 40 500 acres. 352-222-
TRENTON PHASE I
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
opportunity provider, *
S and employer. ( ,
STRENTON PHASE 11|
Rental assistance may be available 1,
2 & 3 BR HC/non HC accessible
Apartments. 718 NE 7th Place #905,
Trenton, FL 32693.
Call 352-463-7106. TDD/TTY 711.
".This institution is an equal
Sand employer:" ,
Real Estate Signs
JEAN C. TROKE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
20 ACRES FOR SALE: 1 mile north
of Bell on NW 30th Street. $115,000 or
reasonable offer. Will owner finance with
5% cash down. Call (352) 221-2683.
Four 80xl00 City Lots in Trenton:
Paved streets with City water & sewer.
Home, mobile home or modular allowed..
$6,500 per lot, 2-3 lots-$6000 each, all,
4 for $5,500 each. Call Eileen Gilroy,
Realtor Horizon Realty of Alachua, Inc.
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-
1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $14,900, $153/mo.
(352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-
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
NO MONEY DOWN! 5 & 10 ac tracts
between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker..
FOR SALE Retail storefront property.
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
(Formerly Lake City Community College)
(Revised and Re-advertised)
Manage the activities of Student Financial
Services, including the student billing system,
loan collections, student financial records and
cash handling. Provide timely and accurate
billings to students and general users of the
College's services and ensure that payments and
credits are received and properly applied to
each student's account in a timely manner.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree
from a regionally accredited institution of
higher education in business, finance, or
accounting. Experience with an integrated
database such as Sungard SCT Banner software.
Experience in supervising accounting or
cashiering personnel. Desirable Qualifications:
Successful completion of SCT Banner Accounts
Salary: $37.500 annually, plus benefits
Application Deadline: 4/25/11
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.fgc.edu
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment
Church of God
in Trenton will be having a
LARGE AUCTION on
Saturday, May 14.
The auction will begin at 10am
and will go until all items have
been auctioned off. We will be
accepting large donated items
for auctioning such as furniture,
appliances, electronics, tools,
(NO CLOTHES PLEASE)
The auction will be held on
church grounds (1038 Main St)
(across from Trenton High
School). Please contact Pastor
Terry Davis for any questions,
drop-off info, or if you have
any items to donate that will
need to be picked up. Call
Call Woolan rft Signs^
i a,%, Lii
(352) 463-7075 (office)
(352) 463-73.02 FAX
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NEW LISTING-Spacious. well-kept home. on full city block in Trenton:
33 BR,'2BA: A CB/Brick-built home (pictured on the left) with 1847 inside sqft. of
comfort. located at a 0.68-acre tract in the SW part of town. Has attached 2-car
garage & large back porch, an updated kitchen, fullN landscaped property (with
I .-i l installed irrigation). and a whole lot
; :more-callentail our office for tt .
dtletils...S159,900. " "
NEW LISTING-Affordable 5-acre tract in NE Gilchrist County:
pri\ate/secluded & wooded 5-acre tract (pictured on the right), connected off
private drive about 12 miles NE of Trenton. located nearby to SR-47...Priced t..
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
i- 730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
LS Trenton, Florida 32693 *pi
V VIDALIA Onions
Jumbo Size Sale
10 lb. bag ... $6.95
25 lb. bag ... $14.95
If you would like to order any onions, call Heather
at Gilchrist County Farm Bureau by April 25.
Delivery to County Farm Bureau office
May 9 13, 2011.
352-463-2298 or 352-463-3877
Gilchrist County Journal
SFax Service. 463.7393
THURSDAY, APRIL 14,2011 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eleven
Tree farms increasing in
The American Tree Farm System
is a nationwide community of more
than 87,000 individuals and families
joined by their desire for excellence
in forest stewardship. These land-
owners share a commitment to pro-
tect watersheds and wildlife habitat,
to conserve soil and provide recre-
ation for their neighbors, and at the
same time to produce the wood that
America needs for thousands of use-
More than 58 percent of the pro-
ductive forests in America are owned
by ordinary citizens -- not govern-
ment or industry. These 9.9 million
forest owners hold the key to just
what kind of forests future genera-
tions of Americans will enjoy.
The Tree Program will recognize
a family forest as a Certified Forest
which has the potential to benefit you
in the future. Forest Industry and
retail companies are under pressure
to show proof that the products they
sell derived from wood come form
certified forest. Also, potential al-
ternativ forest product markets such
as bio-fuels and carbon trading may,
require that your forest is a certified.
Gilchrist County has 38 certified Tree
Farms, accounting for 30,000 acres
To qualify for Tree Farm certifica-
tion, woodlands must be:
10 acres or more
under management, with a writ-
ten and implemented plan that ac-
counts for water quality, wildlife
habitat, soil conservation and biodi-
versity, as well as production of for-
protected from fire, insects, dis-
ease, and destructive grazing
reforested in a timely manner af-
Tree Farmers must make good-
faith efforts to:
protect special sites and consider
dispose of slash in an environ-
mentally sound manner
use chemicals prudently
contract with licensed and in-
sured loggers and forest management
If you like additional information
on the Tree Farm Program in Florida
or if you meet the qualifications con-
tact the Division of Forestry at 352-
463-3138. To learn more visit info@
Florida Gateway College will host dual
graduation ceremonies on May 6
In order to .better accommodate
guests and visitors, Florida Gateway
College has announced that it will
split up its commencement ceremo-
nies on graduation day.
Due to an increase in student at-
tendance in recent years and to better
serve friends and family members of
its students, two graduation ceremo-
nies will take place on May 6, 2011.
Graduates will attend the ceremony
that pertains to his or her degree/cer-
tificate being awarded. Those stu-
dents receiving more than one degree
or certificate may choose which cer-
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emony to attend.
The first ceremony on May 6 will
be for students graduating with an
Associate of Arts degree. The cer-
emony will begin at 10 a.m., with a
reception on Pine Square to follow at
The second ceremony, for those
graduating with an Associate of Sci-
ence, Associate of Applied Science,
Certificate or Advanced Technol-
ogy Diploma, will take place at 1:30
p.m. A reception will follow on Pine
Square at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Troy
Roberts at Troy.Roberts@fgc.edu or
by calling (386) 754-4247.
Egg Hunt is
The Town af
Bell will sponsor
an Easter Egg Hunt
at the Bell Park on'
April 23 at 11 a.m.
All children ages 3
to 10 are invited to
Character Council's past personalities attending the Celebration, left to right, are Nancy Rowe, Alice
White, Said Mkuu, Mitchell Gentry, Troy Breton, and Zane Salyers.
Character Celebration held April 5
The eighth annual Character Celebration held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, was a delightful success. The Bell Com-
munity Center was decorated with floral arrangements and table setting in the Character Council's colors of purple
and white with touches of green and yellow. It truly, was a spring-time fest for all attendees.
After the delicious meal of Salisbury steak and all the accompaniments, special notice was given to all guests who
are past Council personalities. Also special presentation awards were distributed to all 2010-2011 personalities of
Thirty certificates of appreciation were then awarded to all the individuals, businesses, and county agencies who
have supported Council programs and projects during the past year.
The highlight of the evening was a "dessert auction" conducted by licensed auctioneer Daniel Jeralds of Bronson.
To the delight of guests there was a "bid battle" over some of the pies and cakes, which brought laughter and ap-
plause. All-in-all the celebration was a memorable affair.
will get a
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
took action during their Monday,
April 4th, meeting to purchase a ve-
hicle for the Gilchrist County Exten-
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court
Joe Gilliam, acting as secretary to
the board, told commissioners that he
was able to get two price quotes on
The first truck is a 2011 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500, extended cab, 4x4
equipped with a V-8 engine, trailer
tow package, and locking differential.
A price from the Florida Sheriff's As-
sociation bid from Garber Chevrolet
was submitted for $22,797.00.
Gilliam explained that he checked
the state bid list on a comparably
equipped truck with a better seat, and
tinted glass and the price was sub-
mitted at $22,643.72. This price was
received from Jerry Hamm Chevrolet
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison,
Jr. made a motion to purchase the
least expensive of the two trucks for
Gilchrist County Extension Director
Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
agreed with a second.
Chairman Durden called for a vote
and the board approved the motion
Commissioner Tommy Langford
voted no on the motion.
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Guaranteed Plumbing Service
Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection,
New Construction 7-DaS Service
352-463-2202 i I 386-935-0616
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Over 25 Years Experience
Consultation On Request. Most Insurance Accepted.
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Office Hours: Walk-ins Welcome 24 HOUR
Monday, Wednesday EMERGENCY
& Friday SERVICE
325 W. Wade St. (Hwy 26) 3 Blocks west of light in Trenton
Dr. Richard W. Wagner
BOARD CERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST
218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
Dr. Wagner ,Accepting Medicaid Katie Hodge
OPTOMETRIST OFFICE MANAGER
Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
Blue Cross & Blue Shield/PPC and Medicare Provider
NEW & PREVIOUS PATIENTS WELCOME
Professional Carpet Cleaning and Water Restoration Services
352-463-8097 (After Hours)
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Keeping our customers
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
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An additional $282 million has been spent on environmental issues, including wildlife rescue and restoration of wildlife refuges across
the region. We have also committed $500 million to the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute to fund scientific studies on the potential
impact of the spill.
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