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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: 5/5/2011
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 80 Years
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Local man dies after being hit by a drunk driver


By Carrie A. Mizell
Nelda Jane Martens lost her hus-
band last week because of a drunk
driver who should have never been
on the road.
Married on August 11, 2007, Nel-
da Jane and her late husband, Harold
E. Martens, would have celebrated
their fourth anniversary this summer.
Sadly, Mr. Martens' life was cut short
Thursday, April 28, after he was hit
by a drunk driver while working in
Femandina Beach, Fla.
"If a person who has been drinking
gets in a car and drives down a high-
way and kills someone, then they
should have to stand in the comer of a
room and watch the torture and pain a
family goes through after losing their
loved one," Mrs. Martens said.
Residents of north Gilchrist Coun-
ty, the Martens had spoken on the


phone the afternoon of the accident,
Tuesday, April 26; and Mrs. Martens
recalls telling her husband, "I love
you. Be careful," just before hanging
up the telephone.
According to Lt. ,Bill Leeper of
the Florida Highway Patrol, Harold
E. Martens was standing beside a
work vehicle on a Fernandina Beach
roadside when he was hit just before
9 p.m. The 59-year-old man was in
Nassau County working at a job site
for his employer Smith and Sons of
Providence, Fla. when the accident
occurred. Mr. Martens was rushed to
Shands Jacksonville after being hit
by a Jeep Wrangler that continued
along South Fletcher Avenue and hit
the rear of a tractor-trailer rig before
coming to a stop.
Initially, it was reported that Mr.
Martens suffered a broken hip, bro-


Nelda Jane and Harold Martens married on August 11, 2007.


ken ribs and other injuries in the
accident. After a valiant fight, Mr.
Martens died from his injuries on
Thursday.
According to the Florida Highway
Patrol, the driver of the Jeep Wran-
gler, James Buzzard, 59, of Fernan-
dina Beach was wearing a seatbelt at
the time of the accident and .suffered
only minor injuries.
Leeper confirmed that the accident
was alcohol related and charges are
pending.
On Tuesday, Mr. Martens' fam-
ily was making funeral plans and
dealing with the grief of suddenly
losing a loved one. The family will
forever remember Mr. Martens as a
loving husbafid, stepfather, grandfa-
ther, brother, son and friend. He was
widely known as a very compassion-
ate and humble main.


"My husband was out working for
his family, not bothering anyone, just
minding his own business and do-
ing his job," Mrs. Martens said on
Monday. "On the other hand, here
is a drunk driver who chose to drink
and drive. My husband didn't have a
choice in the matter, but he died just
the same because of a bad choice the
drunk driver made."
After crying an endless amount of
tears, Mrs. Martens said she hopes
and prays .that anyone who decides to
drink will think twice before getting
into a vehicle and driving. She knows
that the Lord will comfort her during
her time of sorrow and finds peace in
the knowledge that she will see her
husband in heaven again one day.
As it says in Ecclesiastes 9:12
"Moreover, no one knows when their
hour will come."


Ten Commandments
A *9UU


monument
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
took action to accept a stone-carved
Ten Commandments monument from
the Joe Anderson, Jr. family of Old
Town during their May 2 meeting.
"The Ten Commandments are a
very important part of this country's
founding history and are important
to the future of this county," said Mr.
Anderson.
Ron McQueen, Gilchrist County
administrator, explained to the board
that Matt Edmonds contacted Gil-
christ County to see if the county
commission wodld accept the dona-
tion of the monument and place it in
respectfull location.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison,
Jr., made a motion to accept the dona-
tion of the Ten Commandments mon-
ument and to allow the donor to pay
for legal expenses if Gilchrist County


will go up
is challenged in a court of law. Com-
missioner Sharon Langford was in
favor of the motion and quickly gave
her support.in the way of a second.
The chairman called for a roll call
vote as the board accepted the dona-
tion with open arms.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
asked Gilchrist County Attorney
John McPherson if it was all right
if the board took this action. Lang-
ford asked if he would be violating
his oath of office by voting on the
motion. The legal counsel told the
commission that several local coun-
ties have placed Ten Command-
ment monuments on public property.
McPherson did not go into any further
detail in' explaining how the commis-
sion should take action involving the
proposed donation.
Ultimately the commission voted
unanimously in favor of the motion.


Boating accident injures 1


Submitted
A Gainesville woman was injured
Sunday afternoon in a boatirig ac-
cident on the Suwannee River near
Old Town. Nobbie Cannon, 20, sus-
tained internal injuries when the tube
she was riding in was struck by a per-
sonal watercraft.
According to Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) investigators, Cannon was
being towed by a personal water-
craft operated by Allison Reddick,
21, of Archer. Kathleen Weir, 21, of
Gainesville and Simone Chriss, 21,


of Archer were passengers on the
11-foot Yamaha personal watercraft.
The group was traveling south on the
river.
Therman Corbin, 46, of Old Town
was driving a 10-foot Yamaha per-
sonal watercraft in the opposite
direction. He turned around after
passing Reddick's vessel and wasn't
aware that Cannon was being towed.
Corbin then collided with Cannon,
FWC officials stated.
Cannon was taken to Shands Hos-
pital in Gainesville, where she under-
went surgery.


Sexual predator warning
A sexual predator who had been
living in Trenton has moved to Fan-
ning Springs, according to the Levy
County Sheriff's Office..
Terry Owens, 29, has moved to
16915 NW US Highway 19 in Fan-
ning Springs. Owens was convicted
in 2000 of an Alachua County charge
of lewd and lascivious on a child less
that 12 years of age.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office
would like the public to be aware of
this address change, in accordance
with Florida Statue 775.21.


By Carrie A. Mizell
With eight children ranging from.
age 20 to just over a year old, Cindy
Gray knows better than to make se-
rious plans.
"Right before Todd and I got
married we talked about having six
children," Gray said. "And we have
8!" .
The couple's oldest, Jordan, was
born when Cindy was 21. She was
a student at Florida State Univer-
sity studying elementary education
at the time and clearly remembers
having to sit on a pillow to take
final exams just days after giving
birth. The Grays' youngest and last
child, Zeke, was born via emer-
gency c-section when Cindy was
40-years-old.
"People think that we are Mor-
mons or Catholic, but we're not,"
Gray explained. "We have just left
it up to God and adjusted with each
child. When I am tired in the morn-
ings, it's God who gives me the
strength to get up and out of bed."
Married for 21 years this month,
Todd and Cindy met in high school
and married in college.
"Todd is the perfect comple-
ment to me, because nothing is very
planned with me," Cindy explained.
"He is much more of a planner. He
does more than a lot of husbands, I
think. He will change diapers, wash
dishes and grocery shop."
When it comes to raising their
family of eight children, two of
whom are in college and now live
in Gainesville, the Grays work as a
team. For instance, Todd and Cindy
recently had three children all play-
ing ball at the same time. Todd went
to one game. Cindy covered another
and one of their older children went
to the third ballgame to show sup-
port for their sibling.
"It means that I don't make it to
every ball game, but it works for
us," Gray explained. "I know our
kids are very close to each other."
The children have responsibilities
and are expected to perform chores
in and around the house from baby-
sitting younger siblings, to helping


with the grocery shopping. Every
Gray has a role in making the home
run smoothly.
I "I couldn't do it on my own," Gray
said. "If it wasn't for Todd, I would
have no time for myself. Because of
him I am able to get a hot bath."
With two children 3 and under, the
couple cannot make jine for a date
night every week, but ihey do find
ways to spend time together from
exercising together to working out-
side in their yard. Sometimes Cindy
simply goes with Todd when he has
to run an errand, which amounts to
quality time spent having adult con-
versation. The Grays know how im-
portant it is to,spend time on their
marriage.
"My advice for young mothers is
to make your husband your #1 baby,"
Gray said. "Because one day the chil-
dren will all leave home...I strive to


do this. It's not always possible, but
I try,"
When they first got married and
had young children, Cindy recalls
trying to keep her house immaculate,
a practice that she said wore her out
and her family out as well.
"I've learned to just be organized
enough to function and let the rest
go," Gray said. "I focus on just living
Smy life."
As the mother, Cindy has to worry
about keeping two massive refrig-
" erators filled with food to feed her
family, which does not include picky
eaters.
"Nine times out of ten my kids will
eat what we are.eating because there
is nothing else," Gray explained. "If
they don't eat it, I leave it on the table
and bout 9:00 p.m: when they are
getting hungry, I remind them their
dinner is on the table and usually they


go back and eat it."
Although she's humble and
would never admit it, Cindy has
changed more diapers than most
pediatric nurses, especially during
the years that she had three in dia-
pers at one time. And she can drive
a 12-passenger van without batting'
'an eye, though the Grays sold their.
van in favor of a'Siburban several
years ago, not knowing they would
be adding two: more children to
their family.
Though sh$ has never stood be-
fore students and taught in a class-
room, the mother of-eight says she
figures she uses her bachelor's de-
gree in elementary education in a
round about way.
"It really doesn't matter if you
have one child or eight," Gray said.
"Beinga mother is a totally selfless
thing."


Unconventional track star wins state


By Carrie A. Mizell
Sixteen-year-old Drew Dees is a
role model; if you don't believe it just
ask his teammates.
A Trenton Middle-High School stu-
dent with cerebral palsy, Dees lives
life in a wheelchair, but he doesn't let
that stop him from doing anything,
including winning first place at the
state track meet.
"I haven't stopped smiling since
Friday," Dees said.
At the state track meet in Winter
Park, Dees placed first in the Level
2 Adapted Shot Put competition af-
ter throwing a shot put five feet, three
and a half inches. Though the score
did not upstage his personal best,
which was a 6-feet throw at region-
als, Dees said it was very special be-
cause the state track meet marked the
first time his whole family was able


to watch him compete.
"One of the reasons I wanted to be
involved in track is because I wanted
to show other people in wheelchairs
that it's okay to put yourself out
there," Dees said. "There are no limi-
tations."
At the beginning of the season,
Dees said he went to a track meeting
as a joke. He knew he wanted to be
more involved at school, but wasn't
sure track was for him. Later, sev-
eral track team members talked him
into trying the newly formed Level 2
Adapted Shot Put competition.
"I was very nervous at the first
practice of the season because I
wasn't sure if the other guys on the
team would accept me because I'm in
a wheelchair," Dees said.
According to track coach Jim
Akins, team members considered


Dees one of their own from the start of the sea-
son..
"The guys are very protective of him," Akins
said. "He's just one of us; we don't see his wheel-
chair."
Dees struck up a special bond with teammate
Jonathan Smith, whom he calls his hero.
"Jonathan helped me a lot with track," Dees
said. "He was right there with me picking up the
balls and helping me. I would say he's like the old-
er brother I never had. If it wasn't for Jonathan and
Coach Jim I don't know what I would do."
Though Dees once thought he might want to be
an actor, or a computer technician, he's now con-
sidering going to college for track and field.
According to Coach Akins the first step in ful-
filling that goal will be getting Dees a track chair
to compete in next season.
"I can't wait to see how far I can throw the shot
put from a good throwing chair," Dees said, with
the gold medals he won at state competition hang-
ing around his neck.


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Golf and Country Club, in Chiefland,
with 87 golfers participating in the
scramble. The first place team was
Marty Swilley, Gary Shine, Buddy
Arendall and Steve Jenkins.
CFEC Employee Cake Auction
- A new event for 2011, more than 25
cakes were auctioned to CFEC em-
ployees.
This event was the second biggest
earner for Relay For Life.
Yard Sale The CFEC Employee
Yard Sale was a three-day yard sale
with goods donated by CFEC em-
ployees.
Relay For Life Event CFEC em-


Celebrate local teachers!


Submitted
Teachers play a vital role in our
lives. Every day, come rain or shine,
cars and buses unload students at our
4 schools, Bell and Trenton Elemen-
tary and Bell and Trenton Middle/
High School. One can walk on a cam-
pus in Gilchrist County and hear the
excitement of students of all 'ages as
they.unload and begin their day. As
the buses and cars unload, the teach-
ers scturry to make final preparations
for'these precious pupils. When the
doors open, teachers welcome their
students with open arms ready for the
challenge of expanding horizons and
encouraging learning. s
It is not always the easiest of tasks
with many state and district demands
and issues that arise in the class-
room. Children don't always come
to teachers prepared, eager, and ready
to learn. However, teachers work to
motivate and excite students about
the present and the future. Teachers
often encounter obstacles that must
be overcome before learning can take


place. Teachers spend countless dol-
lars of their hard earned money pur-
chasing items for their classrooms or
things students need.
Teachers remain the heart and soul
of our community and our nation.
We are blessed in Gilchrist County to
have some of the finest teachers any-
where, teachers who care about our
community and give as much as they
can not just financially but of'them-
selves. Some of our fondest memo-
ries come from our school career
and are connected to a teacher that
has made a difference in our lives.
Whether it is a teacher that touched
our lives personally or touched the
life of our child, teachers touch our
hearts in ways that no one else can.
This week is Teacher Apprecia-
tion Week. Take a moment to thank
a teacher, retired or actively working.
Let us hold up the hands of those that
may have the greatest impact in our
society today. Our future depends on
the quality education provided to our
students today.


County dedicates


meeting to military

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Com-
mission took action during the
closing of their May 5, 2011,
meeting to dedicate the meet-
ing to the United States Armed
Forces for the outstanding job
they do in protecting the Unit-
ed States of America.
Commissioner .Tommy
Langford made the recom-
mendation in the form of a motion to dedicate the meeting to the Armed
Forces for the job they did in successfully taking out Osama Bin Laden.
Langford explained that the 25 Navy seals who did their job in Pakistan
involving the terrorist leader are an example of how great our Armed Forces
are with the job they do each day.
The board unanimously supported the action and approved the dedication
to our service people throughout the world.


Submitted
The employees of Central Florida
Electric Cooperative were complete-
ly energized this year to top their Re-
lay for Life fundraising efforts and
the result was their best year ever!
CFEC employees participated in five
different events and collected more
than $9,000 to give to the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life pro-
gram.
The five events CFEC Employees
participated in were as follows:
Golf Tournament The Third An-
nual Relay for Life Golf Tournament
held April 9, 2011, at the Chiefland


Crime rate in Gilchrist Co.

drops 41.2 percent
By Carrie A. Mizell
Crime rates are down throughout North Central Florida, especially in Gil-
christ County where Sheriff Daniel Slaughter reported a 41.2 percent de-
crease in crime from 2009 to 2010.
Following the release of 2010 crime statistics by the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, Sheriff Slaughter said Monday that he attributes the
drop in crime to his office having a better working relationship with the com-
munity.
"Our investigators have built a rapport with the public and that's really
paying off," Slaughter said.
Specifically, the sheriff pointed out an increase in the number of tips dis-
patchers receive on crimes going on in the county, which he said directly
relates to the drop in crime rates.

Correctional Employees Week


By Edwin G. Buss
Day after day correctional offi-
cers throughout the state enter places
where most citizens never want to go
-- correctional institutions. Behind
those wired fences and steep walls
live inmates who broke laws and
threatened society, in some cases vio-
lently and with no remorse. The work
environment of a prison system offers
a unique set of workplace challenges
and often provides few rewards.
By the same token, probation offi-
cers put themselves at risk when they
make field visits to probationers' and
parolees' residences and places of
employment, often in high-crime ar-
eas, during all hours of the day and
night, on holidays and weekends,
with the purpose of enhancing pub-
lic safety. Probation officers accept
a challenging role in the community:
they are responsible for maintaining
public safety by enforcing conditions
of supervision, while at the same
time providing guidance and refer-
rals to assist this diverse population
in becoming productive, law-abiding
citizens.
Governor Scott has declared the
week of May 1-7, 2011 as Correc-
tional Employees Week, to honor the
correctional and probation officers,
and all corrections employees who
fulfill their duty to protect the public
every day of the year.
Department of Corrections em-
ployees serve a vital role in the
criminal justice system, diligently
working to keep the public safe from
dangerous criminals, while providing
coordinated rehabilitative services
to ensure our inmates' successful
re-entry into Florida's communities.-
Those working in this profession de-
serve the thanks and appreciation of
all Floridians for their vigilance and
dedication. We need only remember
the death of Correctional Officer Col-
onel Greg Malloy, who lost his life
this year in the pursuit of a suspected
killer in Holmes County.
With that in mind, I encourage
the citizens of Florida to join me, in
celebrating Correctional Employees
Week, May 1-7, 2011 and to share
in recognizing the exemplary work
correctional employees carry out day.
after day.
Whether the staff member is a cor-


rectional officer, probation officer,
administrative staff, maintenance
worker, or counselor, FDOC employ-
ees are dedicated to changing offend-
er behavior and improving outcomes;
thereby ensuring successful reentry
into Florida communities.
Florida's correctional employees in
prisons and in our communities work
bravely and tirelessly in hazardous
conditions for the benefit of the citi-
zens of Florida. I cannot fully express
how proud I am of the Department's
approximately 30,000. employees
who do so much for their communi-
ties and for our great State. For these
reasons Governor Rick Scott and I
urge all Floridians to extend thanks
and gratitude to all correctional em-
ployees throughout the state.

From the Desk of

Gilchrist County

Sheriff Daniel

Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING:
May 2, 2011
On April 26, 2011, Kyle W. Stull
4/25/91 was arrested for Failure to
Appear X 2-Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia.
On April 26, 2011, Misty G. Rain
2/21/75 was arrested for Disorderly
Conduct, Battery.
On April 27, 2011, Trenton C.
Faulk 12/23/89 was arrested for Bur-
glary while armed, Grand Theft II.
On April 27, 2011, Timothy Rowe
12/22/61 was arrested for Suwannee
County Warrant-Failure to Appear-
Lewd and Lascivious molestation of
Child.
On April 28, 2011, Heather Bar-
tholomew 11/13/90 was arrested for
Burglary while Armed X 2, Grand
Theft III X 3, Criminal Mischief X
2.
On April 28, 2011, Kristina D.
Castor 12/4/86 was arrested for Vio-
lation of Probation-Possession of
Controlled Substance.
On April 28, 2011, Kenneth J. Or-
kis 9/24/88 was arrested for Obstruc-
tion of Justice.


Jennie Smith

Senior

Spotlight

Name: Jennie Smith
Lives: Lifelong resident of
Bell
Parents: Kathy Jo and Gray
Smith
School: Senior at Bell High
School
Best senior moment: I loved
homecoming week. It was a lot of
fun! From being on court to the
skits and parade, it was great.
About graduation: It's kind
of scary, but also exciting at the
same time.
After high school: I want to
finish my AA at Lake City, or
Gateway College as it goes by,
now, and then transfer to UF. I
have 24 hours of dual enrollment
credit completed, so I'm halfway
there.
Summer plans: Find ajob! And
go on a cruise with my friends.
Advice to underclassmen:
Have fun, but work at the same
time.
My motto: Go big or go
home!

On April 28, 2011, Gregory A.
Bennett 1/10/89 was arrested for Bur-
glary while Armed, Grand Theft, III,
Felony Criminal Mischief, Posses-
sion of Firearm by Convicted Felon.
On April 30, 2011, Alysha D.
Lovelady 7/16/84 was arrested for
Domestic Battery.
On April 30, 2011, Barbara D. Ev-
ans 6/15/69 was arrested for Grand
Theft III, Dealing in Stolen Property,
Grand Theft Auto.
On May 1, 2011, Richard Brenner
7/25/84 was arrested for Violation of
Domestic Injunction, Domestic Bat-
tery. ..

Ag. Literacy Day
Trenton Elementary School arid
Bell Elementary School will be cel-
ebrating Agriculture Literacy Day in
the coming weeks.
Ag. students will read at TES on
Friday, May 6 and at BES on Friday,
May 13. .


2011 Suwannee River Fair Buyers


ployees participated in the Relay for
Life Carnival event in Trenton where
participants played various games for
a $1 donation.
Miscellaneous Bake Sales and
Collections Besides the cake auc-
tion, other baked goods and treats
were sold in the break room over the
last couple of months, plus general
donations for Relay For Life were
made by employees.
With every employee having been
touched by cancer in some way,
CFEC Employees really embraced
the Relay For Life slogan, "Together,
we can make a difference."

Fanning Springs

celebrates Easter

with egg hunt

Submitted
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the
City of Fanning Springs hosted an
Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at
the Fort Fanning Historical Park.
There was an excellent turnout and
there were mnny happy youngsters in
attendance.
Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers,
Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Al-
'lannah Sebra, and Dustin Bennett
were the winners of the bicycles that
were prizes of the hunt. Alex Moore
and Savannah Emrich wo4 stuffed
bunnies. Joann Hayes and Kenadee
Langford won Easter baskets. There
were additional prizes awarded to
other recipients.
The City of Fanning Springs wish-
es to thank the Fanning Springs City
Council, the Silver Oaks Association,
and the Fanning Springs Volunteer
Fire Department for their help and
support, which resulted in a very suc-
cessful event. Thanks to all who par-
ticipated.

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Thank You!


Gilchrist Trucking, Inc.
Mr. Donald Greene

Billy Smith's Watermelons, Inc.
Mr. Billy Smith

&
A Special Thanks To 4
Pop and Nana!

For purchasing our Pigs!


Grady Inglett
Wilcox 4-H


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The Suwannee Early Ford V8 Club Region 140 in conjunction with the Ayers Health & Rehab
Center and sponsored by National Parts Depot held their 19th Annual Antique Car Show on
April 30, 2011. There was a huge turnout of both antique autos and spectators, young and
old. It was a pleasure to see the patients of the center reminisce about the old cars and days
gone by.
The car club wishes to express their thanks for the following businesses that have contributed
trophies, door prizes, gift certificates and items for auction. Without their support the show
would not have been a success:


FROM TRENTON & CHIEFLAND:
NAPA
Watson Funeral Home
Drummond Community Bank
Capital City Bank
Suwannee River Moose Lodge 325
Smith & Associates, Inc.
Best Drugs
Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center
Ameris Bank
Trenton Floral
Beyer Auto Salvage
Huegenics Hot Rods & Restoration
Huddle House
ABC Pizza
Hitchcock's
Ginger Snips


FROM NEWBERRY:
Holt Steel Inc.
ABC Automotive of Newberry

FROM HIGH SPRINGS:
City Boys Tire & Brake
Bennett's True Value

FROM GAINESVILLE & OCALA:
L & S Auto Trim
Dr. Israel Winikor, D.M.D.
Dr. Gary Altschuller, D.M.D.
National Parts Depot
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Max's Towing

FROM JONESVILLE:
Cathy Ratliff SunState FCU


CFEC Employees present a check for $9,001.75 to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life program.
Representative, Katie Jackson, with local event organizer, Tammy Beauchamp, also present.



CFEC employees energize


Relay for Life efforts


Taylor Stewart
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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011


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By Carrie A. Mizell
I didn't know whether to laugh or shake my head over the weekend when
my husband's cousin, who owns a horse farm, told me about one of her
neighbor's complaining when she had loggers come in and cut her timber to
make room for additional, pasture.
Amy said the neighbor called her and complained out of the blue one day.
How dare she have her own timber cut off her own property and mess up the
neighbor's view of "natural Florida woods." We're talking planted slash pine,
people.
When Amy told her neighbor she was planning to turn the acreage into
pasture so her horses could graze, the neighbor was delighted. Apparently,
the neighbor is now looking forward to watching Amy's horses through her
sliding glass doors.
Lord have mercy, I thought. Thank goodness I am from Gilchrist County
and we don't have crazy people like that living here. I honestly thought, for
the most part, residents of our rural community know that this county was
built on agriculture.
Then I got to work on Monday morning and heard that a call had been
placed to code enforcement. Apparently, a woman was complaining about the
threat of bees in her neighborhood. The bees in question are honeybees used
to pollinate watermelons this time of year by just about every watermelon
grower you can think of. As Extension Agent Marvin Weaver pointed out in
the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Monday, honeybees won't bother you
unless you mess with them.
So much for my belief that only sane people, who mind their own business,
call Gilchrist County home.


Letter tothe E ito


Dear Editor,
Thank you for the privilege of shar-
ing some concerns with you.
Last week I received-a desist order
from the county attorney and noted
its publication in the Journal. I be-
lieve the order to be unwarranted for
the following reasons:
1. Compliance with the county's
sprinkler ordinance has been above
and beyond the requirements of the
law. The sprinkler system has been
in various stages ofidisassembly for
the last 2 weeks rendering the system
inoperable. On Monday, 4/18/11,
the feeder valve was disassembled.
All sprinkler heads, risers and their
support posts were gone by Friday,
4/22/11. How can one desist sprin-
kling the county road with a com-
pletely disassembled system?
2. The real reason for the order.
On Monday, 4/18/11, I dared visit
the county administrator to request a
medical variance for my wife Loret-
ta's bronchial asthma and allergies. I
also dared ask for a copy of the sprin-
kler law. The county administrator
was advised of my compliance with
the ordinance at that time. Therefore,
I believe that the desist order repre-
sents harassment, entrapment, and a
failure in moral integrity on the part
of the county administrator.
3. Public law is administered in
Gilchrist County by a dictatorship or
an oligarchy. Here's how it works.
Law is not applied equitably to all sit-


nations in the county. You can have
sprinkling on some roads, even the
deposition of fecal bacteria on public
roadways. But a man sprinkling to
control his dear wife's dust-caused
bronchial asthma is in violation of
law--not because of the equitable
and fair administration of law but
because on one complaint (dictator-
ship) or a few (oligarchy-rule by a
small group). This corruption of the
democratic and equitable administra-
tion of public law represents a failure
in moral integrity in our public ad-
ministrator and a lack of good-faith
dealing with the taxpayer.
4. Playing fast and loose with facts
and figures in legal notices as indicat-
ed by errors in the legal documents
themselves. These include misspell-
ings (the legal notice was addressed
to a Mr. Liles-that is not me), an in-
correct address elsewhere, and lack
of current data as it actually existed
at the sprinkler site.
This kind of carelessness is evi-
dence of arbitrary, uncaring, negli-
gent, capricious, even arrogant deal-
ings of the county administrator with
the taxpayer.
Since the sprinkler system is gone,
I respectfully request that the county
treat the road for dust control along
our property to assist in maintaining
Loretta's health.
Thank you.


Date High. Low High Low High
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May 5, .11 4:23 AM 9:52 AM 3:18 PM 10:46 PM
Fri 2.673 ft. 1:402 ft. 3.576 ft. -0.320 ft.
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First Quarter: 5/10 4:34 PM


The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
(Kent Heaton)


The news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed
brought a wave of reaction throughout the world. In
America the news was met with rejoicing and relief
along with congratulatory accolades of praise to those
involved in the action. Our President reaffirmed the
goal of securing peace in the world and thwarting
efforts to bring the level of terror seeded by the mind of
Bin Laden to the innocent again. His death was a
victory of political stature for our country and a sense of
pride to the military for their efforts to combat the
merchants of death.
There is a mix of emotions when we consider the
death of one man. All men are created in the image of
God (Genesis 1:26-27) and Bin. Laden is no exception.
However the circumstance of'his birth and life lead to
where his name became synonymous to all that is evil
(at least in the minds of Americans). There was a time
when as.a child Bin Laden possessed the innocence of
all children. Sadly the.forces around him molded his
heart and his mind to become a patron of murder in the
deaths of thousands of innocents. To rejoice in the death
of one man is to rejoice that the fear of his leadership
has been removed and the threat of danger from his
hand has been taken away. But still there is a death of a
man.
Governments serve the purpose for which they were
designed and.-through the agencies of government a
battle was engaged against Bin Laden. Since the
infamous day of September 11 the marshaled forces of
our government have made every effort to bring Bin
Laden to justice. The apostle Paul spoke of
government's role in Romans 13 "For he is God's
minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid;
for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's
minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who
practices evil" (Romans 13:4). The Old, Testament is


Local juvenile probation

officer is making a difference j


Submitted
Dedicated, diligent, compassion-
ate, caring...words that describe
Juvenile Probation Officer Debbie
Pruitt of Circuit 8. JPO Pruitt has
dedicated her life and career to help
youth and families involved in the
Juvenile Justice system.
Recently, JPO referred one of her
probation youth for participation in
Spotlight on Youth, a talent show-
case sponsored by CDS Family and
Behavioral Health Services. This
event celebrated its 13th anniver-
sary this year recognizing the talent
and creativity of our area's- youth.
Research suggests that children
who are involved in the arts have
increased self-esteem, confidence
and stress management skills. They
are less likely to drop out of school,
become involved in violence, or
abuse drugs. Spotlight on Youth
encourages area teens to express
themselves through the arts instead
of through self-destructive behav-
iors. This event seeks to foster civic
engagement in addition to affording
teens a chance to shine. This is the
first time a DJJ youth participated
in this event. The areas of music,.
dance, writing, and culinary and
visual arts were represented in the
show that was held at the Universi-
ty of Florida Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. Over 200 youth
and youth groups auditioned for the
show and 20 acts weie selected to
perform.


JPO Pruitt encouraged her nomi-
nee all along the way by attending
the initial audition, arranging for an
accompanist, shopping for formal
attire, and assisting with make-up
and shoes. JPO Pruitt also solicited
the assistance and support of other
Circuit 8,DJJ staff to accomplish
this goal. DJJ staff attended the
event to support our youth.
This youth has aspirations of a
performing career and JPO Pruitt
provided her with an opportunity to
showcase her talent. She sang the
gospel song, "I Won't Complain,"
by Paul Jones. Her performance
was excellent and she was beauti-
ful.
Mrs. Debbie Pruitt has been em-
ployed with the Department of Ju-
venile Justice for 31 years and is
currently supervising youth in the
Southeast Gainesville area. Mrs.
Pruitt is the daughter of Mrs. Jean
Benson of Trenton and the wife of
Mr. Mike Pruitt of Newberry. She
is also an active member of Trenton
First Baptist Church.
Debbie is a, former. graduate of
Trenton High School, Lake, City
Community College and the Uni-
versity of Florida. She has spent
a lifetime working in the Criminal
Justice system making a difference
in the lives of youth in our area.
The Department of Juvenile Justice
is proud of JPO Pruitt and her ser-
vice to the youth that she is respon-
sible for.


mia and Lymphoma Society's Light
Ken edTy er31Ud ted?1 the Night walk to raise money and
from Flo0rida awareness for blood cancers.
Later, learning that the study drug
doctors have said,."made all the dif-
~GateWay Co\\le e ference" was researched, developed
and funded by the Leukemia and
Submitted Lymphoma Society (LLS), the Allens
Shelley Marie Kennedy, a 2007 committed to giving back.
Bell High School graduate, graduated Last .year, Austin's Warriors was
Cum Laude from Florida Gateway the top family and friends fundraiser,
College with an Associate's Degree raising even more than all corporate
in Registered Nursing. teams for the LLS in, the Gainesville
Shelley is the- daughter of Charles walk.
and Linda Kennedy. This year, the goals are higher;
Congratulations, Shelley! the Austin's Warriors plan to raise
$12,000.
Their first fundraising event will be
Swi niging for a Cure6 held on May 28 at the Chiefland Golf
and Country Club. The Swinging for
their son was just a Cure Tournament will be a three-
In.2008, when their son was just man scramble, with cash prizes being
nine weeks old, Austin Allen's par- awarded.
ents, Natasha and Patnick Allen, got To register for.the event or for more
the devastating news that he had can- information, contact Natasha Allen at
cer. Thoughts racing, they wondered (352) 210-2490 or visit www.kick-
how he would survive such a rare ingcancersBUTT.hifo.
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Leukemia. A study drug was offered. Lairson Enterprises, Medi-Weight
They accepted. After five gruel- and Gainesville Surgical Group;
ing rounds of chemotherapy, Austin Gold: Cynthia Munkittrick Attorney
emerged from Shands at the Univer- at Law, The Tillis Family (Karen,
sity of Florida at seven months old in Murray and Harold), Drummond
complete remission. Muryuand HaroldheDumond
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While Austin was in treatment, his Prin Shoy and Tri-County Home
Aunt, Karrie Munkittrick, and cous- Pi p
ins walked in his honor at the Leuke- Design.

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Lottery Numbers

Wednesday .

April 27
Lotto Drawing:
16-20-26-27-37-53/Xtra:5
No winners of the $17 million jack-
pot
5-Digit Winners:
29 at $6,546.50
4-Digit Winners:
1,664 at $82.50
3-Digit Winners:
35,982 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
1-9-2-7
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
2-0-3-7
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
5-5-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
1-6-4


Saturday

April 30
Lotto Drawing:
14-16-28-37-45-51 l/Xtra:4
No winner of the $19 million jack-
pot
5-Digit Winners:
28 at $7,648.50
4-Digit Winners
1,997 at $87.50
3-Digit Winners:
42,564 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
2-8-6-7
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
0-9-4-2
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
6-6-3
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
2-3-8


filled with the history of governments bringing
judgment upon people and nations and even the people
of God.
Bin Laden brought about a fear of terror in his life
but the key to understanding this fear is to understand
that it is limited by life. Genghis Kahn brought fear only
for a short time for his life was short. Adolph Hitler
bathed the world in blood but it was only temporary as
death ended his power. Bin Laden has gone the way of
all men. Elihu said, "[Jehovah] seals the hand of every
man, that all men may know His work" (Job 37:7). The
works of men are only a passing mist as the breath they
share is but a vapor (James 4:14). Their habitation has
been determined and they can go no further (Acts
17:26).
The person of God realizes a deeper meaning to the
'death of Osama Bin Laden. He was our enemy and
Jesus teaches us to pray for our enemies. "But I say to
you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do
good to those who hate you, and pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be.
sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun
rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the
just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:44-45). If we hate
our enemies we have become our enemy. Jesus was
hated with such intensity on the cross yet He prayed,
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they
do" (Luke 23:34). Can we do any less?
Sadly, we find in Osama Bin Laden a man who did
not believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God. Jesus
said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).
He died an unbeliever and rejecting the only hope of
eternal life offered to man. That is the greatest tragedy
in his death. (2 Peter 3:9).


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


COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 10-ounce box lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef
1 pound breakfast sausage
3 cloves minced garlic
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
in tomato puree
1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
1 1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
4 tablespoons fresh parsley,
minced
1 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
15 ounces Ricotta cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Boil the lasagna' noodles accord-
ing to directions on box until done.
Be sure to add olive oil to the boiling
water and about 1 teaspoon salt. After
the noodles are done, drain them and
set them aside. Next saute ground
beef and sausage in large frying pan
until brown; drain grease from meat
mixture then add the garlic, bell pep-
per, onion, crushed tomatoes, tomato
paste, water, black pepper and salt.
Turn heat to low and simmer this
meat sauce for 45 minutes to one
-hour, stirring every now and then. If
sauce gets too thick, add a little wa-
ter. When saucedis done and taken off
the heat, add i the basil and parsley
and stir well.
In bowl stir together Ricotta cheese,
eggs, cup Parmesan cheese and
other half of the basil and parsley.
Layer four lasagna noodles in a
9x13 pan that.has been well greased.
Next spread about half the Ricotta
mixture over noodles and sprinkle
with V mozzarella cheese, then top
this with . the meat sauce. Next re-
peat the layering by adding lasagna
noodles, Ricotta mixture and the rest
of the- mozzarella- cheese sprinkled
over top, then all the meat sauce then
top with the rest of the Parmesan
cheese. At this point you can cool the
lasagna and cover and put it in the
fridge until ready to bake. You could
even freeze it at this stage; be sure to
cover it tightly with several layers of
foil.
If you are ready to serve the lasa-
gna, bake it at 350 degrees for 30-40
minutes.
Serves 8 people

SVP to hold auditions
on May 14

The Suwannee Valley Players will
be holding auditions for their Sum-
mer Youth Program "Pollyanna."
Auditions will.be held, on May 14 at
11 a.m. Ages 8 to 18 (Grades 3-12)
are -welcome to participate. If you
have questions, please leave a mes-
sage on the Suwannee Valley Players
phone: 352-493-ARTS.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY MAY 52011


Last week Carrie and I took Allie
and Gus to the Shrimp Festival pa-
rade in Fernandina. When you are
two and a half and almost two, there
is truly nothing better than a parade.
.As the grandma, I can honestly say
there is nothing better than watching
my grandchildren as they watch a pa-
rade. The festival is an annual four-
day event with the parade kicking the
whole shebang off,
We saw shrimp costumes of ev-
ery kind and shade of pink. Mostly
they were homemade outfits. Some
people got so creative that they made
their shrimp legs out of swimming
noodles. Some ladies turned their
shrimp colored visors into shrimp
heads by adding big black pom-poms
and crimped pipe cleaners to the top
of their visors to look like the shrimp
antennas.
Allie and Gus really liked the pi-
rates; several were riding on two
large wooden pirate ships with real
cannons, which they shot off all
down the parade route. A few ladies
even had their little dogs dressed like
pirates, sporting eye patches and the
whole nine yards. '
It seems the annual event happens
around the first of May, and it is a re-
ally fun time as the whole town gets
involved.
Fernandina is a fun place to visit
anytime of year and with gas prices
steadily rising, it might be that the
only vacation we get is across the
state; so if yop are looking for a fun
weekend getaway, let me suggest old
Femrandina. The downtown area is
filled with lit tle shops and great res-
taurants and the beach on Amelia Is-
land is beautiful.

How long has it been since you've
had lasagna? It had been a while for
us also so last weekend I made a big
ol' pan for John and me to enjoy.

Mossy Oaks 4-H Club
fleWS


Thank you to Scaff's in Bell for
letting Mossy Oaks 4-H Club set up
a car wash and bake sale in April and
the community for helping us with
our fundraiser.
We really appreciate all the help
and support we received for our
club.
Tucker McDaniel
Mossy Oaks 4-H Club

Old Jail Open House
Saturday


The old Gilchrist County Jail will
have an' Open House on Saturday,
May 7. The public is invited to this
event from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. There
will be tours of the facility and details
regarding the history of the Old Jail.







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Naomi Grace McPeake

Ba6y McPeake
Craig and Cindy Watson are proud to introduce their newest grand-
baby, Naomi Grace McPeake. Naomi was born January 8, 2011 at 12:18
a.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.
She resides with her parents Andrew and Julie McPeake of Amoldsville,
Georgia..

Gilchrist County Marriage

Applications


Terry Lee Ireland, 11/30/1969, of
Ephrata, Washington, and Thea Flor-
ence Salerno, 7/29/1973, of Bell.
Emory James Philman, 8/11/1953,
of Bell, and Patricia Ann Hodge,
1/1/1951, of Trenton.
MichaelJamesMcNeil, 11/17/1979,
and Krystal Nicole Potter, 10/4/1987,


both of Bell.
Michael Ernest McLemore,
5/10/1971, and Andrea Louise
McLemore, 11/3/1970, both of High
Springs.
Patrick Wayne Langford,
7/17/1981, of Trenton, and Laci Ni-
cole McCray, 1/16/1990, of Alachua.


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Thank You Gilchrist County!
On Saturday, April 23, 2011 I held a
yard sale from 8 am to 2 pm in Trenton
at my Pop's property right beside
Southern Tire, to raise $150 to pay my W
way for the first year to go to Camp
Cherry Lake with the 4-H. I raised all
my money and $20 extra to buy my '
things for camp. Thank you-to all who .2 l -1
supported me in this fundraiser. Lots of 2 fl'\r
people stopped, took a look at the items / D IA t-
I had, and said "don't see anything for _R I LA\I\L.
me." Well thank you for stopping and ,1
taking a look. Lots of people bought some things, and I thank you for your
purchase. But most of all I appreciate all the many people passing through
that stopped, and just gave me a donation! You all have made it possible
for me to enjoy camp this year, and I appreciate all the support of my
community, and the people in it!
Thank you again, Grady Inglett, Wilcox 4-H Club.

BRIDGE REPAIRS TAKING PLACEON 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 tie 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.


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


Happy Birthday wishes to Morgan
Martin, Terry Adkins, Jr., and Mike
Conger on May 6; Linda McElroy
and Jimmy Vickers on May 7; Clara
Mae Stalvey, Bradly Hart, Alicia
Peth, and Gracie Lynn Parker on May
8; Debbie Langford, William Mof-
fith, Wesley Colson, Lyndsay Parrish
Ayers, and Troy Breton on May 10;
Sue Sholtes and Jimmy Sheffield on
May 11.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Darrell Smith, and Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Vaughn on May 11.


Recorded

Marriages in

Gilchrist

County
Roy Jonathan Delp, 1/1/1970, and
Jamie Delaney Seher, 3/11/1979,
both of Millville, New Jersey, were
married on 4/25/2011 in Miami
Beach by Berman J. Roudenbush,
notary public.
Christopher Cory Cyrus, 1/7/1974,
and Stephanie Marie Schmidt,
8/14/1975, both of Milwaukee, Wis-
consin, were married on 4/23/2011 in
Dania Beach by Patricia Contreras,
notary public.
Lorenzo Williams, 8/23/1962, of
Williston, and Acquelyn Voncelia
Lumpkin, 10/29/1962, of Archer,
were married on 4/28/2011 in Tren-
ton by Mrs. Cynthia A. Chadwick,


notary public.
Thomas Patrick Gismondi,
1/24/1965, and Lucinda Arlene Wil-
son, 4/21/1956, both of Trenton,
were married on 4/30/2011 in Fan-
ning Springs by K. Genene Temple-
ton, notary public.


An evening of

Bluegrass
The Dixie County Historical Soci-
ety will be hosting a free evening of
Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel mu-
sic for your enjoyment. The Big Cy-
press Bluegrass Band and others will
perform on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Town Elemen-
tary School Auditorium located at SR
349 and CR 55A.
The music will start at 6 p.m. and
will finish when the music stops.
Admission is free so bring the family C7
and enjoy!
Mr.'
Sannoun
World War II Camer,
ter. Ar
Veterans meeting that yo
All World War II veterans are in- and Vi
vited to join their comrades on Thurs- concern
day, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the Ivy ences.
House Restaurant in Williston. New
The Ivy House is located at 106 N come.
Main Street in Williston. bring
Last month at our meeting in Su- veteran
wanee at the Salt Creek Restaurant God bl
we received into membership Victor bless A
and Dorothy Durrance of Old Town, If yo
Florida and Gainesville, Texas. Right Lewis
now Victor and Dorothy have gone to en, 352
Texas but will return in the fall to re-
sume their residence here. Bob Heise


Jessica Seeloff
graduated from
basic combat
training
Army. Pvt. Jessica E. Seeloff has
graduated from, basic combat train-
ing at Fort Jacldon, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and core
values, physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet training,
drill and ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and unarmed
combat, map reading, field tactics,
military courtesy, military justice
system, basic first aid, foot marches,
and field training exercises.
She is the daughter of Karen Seel-
off of Trenton and niece of Tami Mo-
ses of Old Town. Seeloff graduated
in 2010 from Trenton High School.


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


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


F eeSevcs

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Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


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

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


"Happy Birthday Mrs. Lindsey"

We love you!
Tyler, Cason, Haley, Elizabeth, Madisyn, Katilyn, Mrs. Lindsey, Evan,
Joshua, Justin, Madalynn, Jeremiah, Braedon, Sabastian
Mrs. Webster & Mrs. Holley's Pre-K Class at BES
Before Spring Break we Celebrated Mrs. Lindsey's Birthday,
Everyone had a Great Time. Thank you for everything you do for us.


GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


Amanda Jones and Cameron Rutter


Todd Sternad and Mrs. Peggy Sue Akins Jones Sternad are happy to
since the engagement of their daughter, Miss Amanda Jane Jones, to Mr.
on Scott Rutter, son of Mr. Randy Rutter and Mrs. Karen Johnson Rut-
manda and Cameron are planning a December 31 wedding and request
u save the date. Formal invitations will be sent closer to the date.


ctor had quite a conversation
ning their war time experi-
members are always wel-
Come to the Ivy ,House and
your wife, friend or a fellow
n and join the camaraderie.
ess all of our veterans and God
kmerica.
ou have questions, call Virginia
352-528-2310 or Dot Halvors-
2-542-7697.


christ County
man's Club News
next meeting of the Gilchrist
y Woman's Club will be on
lay, May 12, at 7 p.m. We
ize for any inconvenience, as
wrong date was submitted for
g in the April 21 edition of the
ist County Journal.
Diane Clifton
Publicity


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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The Easter Family


in concert at
Mt. Nebo
On Sunday evening, May 15 at
6:00 p.m., the Easter family will be
ministering in music at Mt. Nebo
Baptist Church.
There is no charge to attend this
concert, but a love offering will be
taken. Come join us as we celebrate
an evening of gospel music with this
powerful group.
Mt. Nebo is located three miles
north of Bell at 4200 NW Hwy.
340. If you have any questions, you
may contact our Pastor, Rev. Jimmy
Corbin through our church office at
386-935-3575. Hope to see you then.
God Bless you.

Special Mother's
Day Service
planned
Lighthouse Word Church would
like to invite you to treat your mother
to our special Mother's Day Service
on Sunday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.
We are offering framed family
photos from 9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
for just $5. We have free pastries
and coffee or tea available prior to
the service, special speakers and a
free gift for each mother. Make this a
Mother's Day to be remembered. A
nursery is provided for the service.

Gospel Sing at New
Beginnings Baptist
New Beginning Baptist Church
of Trenton would like to invite the
community to a Gospel Sing that the
church will be hosting on Saturday,
May 14, at 6 p.m.


Pastor
Keith McConne


Giving Godord rs


352-463-2038


ch News


The church welcomes "Homeward
Bound" Gospel Singers. Join us for
a good time of music, fellowship
and God's presence! We are located
at 8130 SW 70 Street in Trenton.
For further information or questions
please call Bro. Chris Ruggles at
(352) 222-0896.


Trenton United
Methodist Thrift
Sale
Trenton United Methodist Church
is having their semi-annual Thrift
Sale on Friday, May 6, from 8:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday,
May 7, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00
noon in their Fellowship Hall at 203
N.E. 2nd Street.
A bake sale will also be held along
with the Thrift Sale. Come and find
that special treasure you may have
been looking for. There will be items
from household to furniture and
cookies to peanut brittle. We hope to
see you there. For more information,
please call Janice at 463-1391 or call
the church office at 463-2877.


Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
11 Zane Salyers


J-ome of

Jirst lace Academy
,1 Christ-Centered
College Preparatory School

j/I Ministry of -first Baptist Trenton

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Blessing of the Joppa Baptist
Animals at Trenton Church holds


United Methodist
Church
On Saturday, May 14, the Trenton
United Methodist Church will be
holding a "Blessing of the Animals"
at 11:00 a.m. on the church grounds
for the pets of anyone in the Tri-
county'area.
The only restriction is that we re-
quest that your pet either be in a cage
or on a leash. Please bring your pet
and enjoy this special service with


Spring Festival on
May 14th
Joppa Baptist Church would like
to invite you to join them for their
Spring Festival on Saturday, May
14th from 5 to 8pm.
There will be food, fellowship, and
games for the whole family. Every-
thing is free!
Please come out and join us as we
celebrate the Lord!
Joppa Baptist is located at 7530
NW 165th St. in Fanning Springs.


him/her. The church is located at 203
N.E. 2nd Street in Trenton.
If you have any questions, please
call Janice Lee at 463-1391 or the
church office at 463-2877.

Wayfair-Townsend
Cemeteries
workday to be held
May7
There will be a workday at Wayfair
and Townsend cemeteries on Satur-
day, May 7, at 8:00 a.m.
Any families and interested per-
sons are asked to bring tools for the
occasion.


F.A.I.T.H.H. van
visit
The F.A.I.T.H.H. Mobile Food
Pantry will be in Bell at the Club-
house behind City Hall on May 12,
2011, at 9:45 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the
Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc.,
Gainesville Regional Office. For
more information, please call Debbie
Long, Program Coordinator at 352-
372-0294.


Submitted
During Spring Break -2011, 30
members of Bell High School Crimi-
nal Justice Program traveled to Day-
tona Beach for their annual state
competition.
These students have spent months
eating lunch in class and stayinig after
school to practice their team and in-
dividual competition categories. Our
students competed against schools
from Pensacola to Miami and not
only did they do outstanding in the
competitions but they represented
Bell High School and Gilchrist
County in the best way. If you see
these students please let them know
how proud the community is of their
hard work.
As you can see by the following
awards Bell High School placed high
in most of the categories in the com-
petition.
Kristen Williams--2nd place--Post-
er Display; Larana Wingate--5th
place--Bulletin Board CJ; Debo-
rah Jones--3rd place--CPR; Bobby
Brito--2nd place--Extemp. Speak-
ing; Larana Wingate-- 1st place--Job


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. &,6 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.


7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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352-463-2028


New Beginning
Baptist Church
P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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Bro. Christopher Ruggles
Pastor


Cell: 352-222-0896


cruggles80@netzero.com


Sunday Night Service @ 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer @ 7:00pm


YOU ARE WELCOME AT

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

Sunday School........................ 10:00 AM
t Morning Worship....................11:00 AM 4
Evening Worship...... ................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

www.priscillaatbell.org


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693 .
_ 352-463-2877
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
1IS Dale Elzie, Pastor.
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Pine Grove Baptist Church
S. 16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-2151
www.pgbcfl.com
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 W orship .................................. .................... 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
A W ANA ................................ ........................ 6:30 8:15 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career .................. 7:00 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services ~

WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (sBo
6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ............. ........ 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: KENNY GAINEY
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
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Seeking Skills; Juliette Dillon, Bob-
by Brito, Katie Geiger, Lacey Nobles,
Larand Wingate, and Jennie Smith--
1st place--Parliamentary Procedures;
Larana Wingate--2nd place--Scrap
Book; John Bailey--lst place--Ob-
stacle Course (Male); Garth Frier-
-2nd place--Obstacle Course (Male);
Brooke Hilliard-- 1st place--Obstacle
Course (Female); Katie Geiger--4th
place--Obstacle Course (Female);
Downs/Lounsbury--3rd place--Ideal
Prison; Jesse Sanders--4th place-
-Talent Presentation; Team 2--2nd
place--Marketing DVD; Team 2-
-2nd place--Brain Bowl Criminal
Justice; Team 1--4th place--Brain
Bowl Criminal Justice; Courtney
Diamond and Kristen Williams--
2nd place--Criminal Case Analysis;
Team 1--Ist place--Criminal Incident
Investigation; Team 2--2nd place-
-Criminal Incident Investigation;
Larana Wingate--4th place --Fire-
arms--Novice; Team 1--lst place-
-Firearms--Advanced; Team 2--4th
place--]irearms--Advanced; Zach
Zayas-- st place--Top Gun;John
Bailey--5th place--Top Gun; Team
3--ist place--Forensic Investigation;


Juliette Dillon--lst place--Incident
Report Writing; Jessica Bailey--
5th place--Incident Report Writing;
Kristen Williams--2nd place--Traffic
Accident Report Writing; Zach Za-
yas--3rd place--Traffic Accident Re-
port Writing; Kristin Williams--lst
place--Latent Fingerprints; Kaitlyn
Crawford--2nd place--Latent Finger-
prints; John Bailey--5th place--La-
tent Fingerprints; John Bailey, Garth
Frier--3rd place--Defensive Tactics;
Kristen Williams-- 1st place--Traffic
Stop; Wendy Trantham--5th place-
-Traffic Stop; Jennie Smith--4th
place--Ms. Public Service; Bobby
Brito--l1st place--Mr. Pubic Service;
Ron Calkin Scholarships: Garth
Frier, Bobby Brito, and Janie Reed
Johnson & Wales University Schol-
arships Forensics: Libby Class,
Brooke Hilliard, and Wendy Tran-
tham
Brain Bowl Scholarship:
Deborah Jones, Chelsea Joslyn,
Wendy Tranthamn, Cassidy Hodge
CJ Advisor of the Year:
Ray Stoel
CJ Top Chapter of the Year:
Bell High School


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
May 5, 2011, in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to the
public.
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 352-463-4021.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. May 5, 2011

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE. NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan
Review Commiittee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, May 5,
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.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. May 5, 2011


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Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Supper 5:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m. Worship Awana 6:20 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Discipleship Teen Discipleship 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Single Young Adult Ministries 6:30p.m.


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Thirty members of Bell High School Criminal Justice Program traveled to Daytona Beach for their annual
state competition

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011


Polk's ornamental horticulture demo

wins first in state


By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton FFA members competed
in the Florida state vegetable and
ornamental horticulture demon-
strations at the University of Flori-
da on Friday, April 22.
Trenton FFA member Austin
Polk won first place in the land-
scaping division of the ornamental
horticulture contest with his "The
Art of Bonsai" demonstration.
Polk was one of a handful of
Trenton FFA members who com-
peted in the Florida state vegetable
and ornamental horticulture.
In the production category, Mat-
thew George demonstrated how to
propagate daylilies, which he rais-
es at his Trenton home. His dem-
onstration placed fourth in the state
contest.
Asheton Sanchez placed sixth
in the marketing category of orna-
mental horticulture with her dem-
onstration on how to make your
own "Happy Herbal Hands" sani-
tizer. Sanchez told judges how she
would market her product.
According to Heather Rucker,
Trenton FFA advisor, her middle
school vegetable judging team,
which consisted of Dana Beam,
Amber Holder, Julious Riley and
Matthew George, placed 13th out
of 46 teams competing in the state-
wide competition.
The middle school students had
to identify vegetables, weeds and
seeds, and place classes of vegeta-
bles based on their shape, size and
appearance.
The high school vegetable judg-
ing team also placed in the.top 20
in the state, coming in at 17 out of
45 teams. Team members Amanda
Williams, Erin Jones, Julie Harri-


Austin Polk

son and Asheton Sanchez, were re- school contest requirements along
quired to complete all of the middle with identifying diseases and pests.


Give blood, save lives at Bell community drive


Submitted
What difference can a single do-
nation make? One figure frequently
cited is that one pint of blood can
save up to three lives, since it can
provide three lifesaving products: red
blood cells, plasma and platelets. But
that only scratches the surface of the
impact. Those three people may have


children, brothers, sisters or parents.
There may be friends, classmates or
coworkers, who will all be affected
because a life was saved because one
person made the decision to donate
blood. A one-hour investment of time
can have a far-reaching influence. Be
a life saver and a life changer; donate
blood today.


IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL ELEMENTARY
5/5 3:00-5:00pm AR Afternoon (t@BES
5/6 3rd Grade Field Trip to Sea World @Orlando
5/11 12:45pm Early Release
National School Nurse Day
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
5/6 7:00 pm Band Spring Concert @(aBHS Auditorium
5/10 7:00-8:30pm Criminal Justice Banquet @BHS Auditorium
5/11 1:00pm Early Release
STRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5/10 3-5 Family Reading Night
5/11 12:45 Early Release
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
5/5 6:00 Registration for rising 10-12th graders
5/6 ACT regular registration closes for June 11 test
SAT regular registration closes for June 4 test
Grad Bash for Seniors
5/10 6:00 Band Banquet
5/11 Early Release

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LifeSouth and the Bell Community
invite you to be a part of saving lives
when they team up to host a blood
drive on Wednesday, May 11. Look
for the bloodmobile in the rear park-
ing lot of the high school between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The
bloodmobile then moves to the front
of the high school for the community
drive between the hours of 1:30 p.m.
until 5 p.m.

Community yard sale
is Saturday
Submitted
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.


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Submitted
As this school year approaches an
end, the Bell High School Band will
present its Spring Concert on Friday,
May 6, at 7 p.m. in the BHS Audi-
torium. Light refreshments will be
served. The public is invited to at-
tend this musical performance.
Awards night will be held on Fri-
day, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS
Auditorium. There are four seniors
who will be honored on this night.
The Bell High School Band and
Director Sara DiPardo wish to thank
Mr. Jerry Yates for his generous flute
donation. We sincerely appreciate
your support of the band.
Stephanie Martin


Chamber Connection
Trenton Tiger Band "Pops in the
Park"--Spring Band Concert on Fri-
day, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Trenton
Train Depot.
Capital City Bank Centennial
Celebration--Thursday, May 12, 4-8
p.m. Join us for music, family fun,
food, and prizes in Trenton.
4 Pet's Sake Breakfast--May 14
at Bell Community Center, 8 a.m.-
10:30 a.m. Biscuits and gravy, hash
browns, eggs, grits, juice and coffee.
Call 352-221-3174 or 352-507-1247.
Gilchrist Idol Talent Show--Mon-
day, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at THS au-
ditorium. Registration is $15. Tickets
to show are $3 per person; children
5 and under are free. Auditions--
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 4 and
5 after school. Rehearsal--Saturday,
May 7, at 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Dress Re-
hearsal--Wednesday, May 11, at 1
p.m.-5 p.m.'
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climb back in the game with 4 quick
runs. Senior Caleb Smith relieved
Williams and struck out the next two
batters to eliminate the threat.
Senior Chance Brooks, who had
two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base,
led the Tigers in the batter's box.
The Tigers beat the Bulldogs 6-4 and
moved on to face Chiefland in the
semi-finals.
On Thursday afternoon the semi-
final round of the tournament was
postponed until Friday because of
thunderstorms.
PK Yonge eliminated St. Francis
with a walk off home run in the bot-
tom of the 7th inning. PK won the
contest 6-5.
Trenton faced Chiefland in the twi-
light game. Trenton was the visitor
since Chiefland was the #2 seed and
Trenton was the #3 seed. Chiefland
started their ace, senior Brent Slaugh-
ter, and Trenton countered with se-
nior Chance Brooks. Slaughter threw
well most of the night striking out
nine Tiger hitters while only giving
up 6 hits, 2 walks and 3 hit batters.
Brooks pitched 2 2/3 innings before
being relieved by senior Caleb Smith.
Smith only faced 3 batters before be-
ing relieved by his younger brother,
freshman Stephen Smith. Stephen
finished the 4th inning and the Tigers
went back to Brooks to pitch the 5th
and 6th innings. Brooks finished the
night with 4 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 3
earned runs. The Tigers had a couple
of critical errors that gave the Indians
the opportunity to pick up 3 unearned
runs. After scoring two runs in the
first inning, Chiefland led the game
the entire night.
Offensively sophomore Clif Bry-
ant led all Tiger hitters with two
home runs and 4 RBIs, his 5th and
6th home runs of the season. The
Indians eliminated the Tigers 8-7 in
a close one. The Tigers ended their
season 16-8 overall.
On Saturday Chiefland upset the
PK Yonge Blue Wave in a 14-2 route
to win the district championship.
Chiefland advances to the sub-dis-
tricts and will host Jacksonville Uni-
versity Christian while PK Yonge will
travel to Jacksonville Providence.


Tigers finllSh
FGC listed in top 10
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District
By John M Ayers
Trenton High School hosted the
District 5 2A baseball tournament at
Tiger Field. On Monday night, April
25th, Chiefland eliminated Dixie
County, and PK Yonge eliminated
Bronson.
On Tuesday night in the first game,
St. Francis Catholic eliminated Bran-
ford in a close game. Trenton and
Bell faced off in the evening game.
Trenton started Corbin Wiggins on
the mound and the sophomore pitcher
threw 6 innings, walking 2 and strik-
ing out 6 while giving up only 3 hits
and no runs. The Tigers were win-
ning 6-0 through six innings. How-
ever, in the top of the seventh inning,
Tiger pitcher, Hunter Williams gave
up a walk and a double followed by
four errors allowing the. Bulldogs to


percent
Submitted by Troy Roberts,
Florida Gateway College has been
listed in the top 10 percent of commu-
nity colleges nationwide, according
to the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan
education and policy studies institute
based in Washington, DC.
The announcement also makes
FGC eligible for the $1 million As-
pen Prize for Community College
Excellence to be awarded later this
year.


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Brandon Stone places 3rd in the
state track meet's long jump com-
petition.

Stone takes

3rd place at

state meet
By Carrie A. Mizell
Brandon Stone has his eyes set on
competing at the Junior Olympics
this summer.
The Trenton High School junior
placed third in the high jump compe-
tition on Friday at the state track meet
in Winter Park. His jump of 6.2, feet
at the state competition did. not top
his personal best jump of 7 feet.
"I was disappointed," Stone said.
"I wanted to win. I expected to jump
higher, but maybe next year."
This year marked Stone's second
year on the track team. Since 2010,
the- athlete said his jump has im-
proved tremendously from finishing
11th in the long jump competition
at last year's state track meet. Stone
attributes his success to attending a
track camp at Florida State Universi-
ty, where he learned to correct a few
things he wasn't doing quite right.
Stone not only competes in track,
but also football, weightlifting and
basketball.
"Brandon is a great young man to
coach," said Jim Akins, track coach.
"Next year will be his year."


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Obituaries


Mr. Danny Frank Mr. Michael Wayne


Calidonio
Mr. Danny Frank Calidonio, 50 of
Chiefland, passed away at his home.
Born in Green Castle, Indiana, he
moved to Chiefland from Miami in
1985. He was an auto mechanic and
enjoyed fishing.
He is preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Frank Calidonio and brother,
Roger Calidonio.
He is survived by his mother and
stepfather, Freda and Kendall Sid-
dons of Chiefland; sisters, Terry
Brantley of Donaldsonville, Geor-
gia, Kay (Michael) Clutts of Indiana,
Mary Jakeway and Karen Walters,
both of Chiefland; brothers, Harold
Siddons and Buddy Siddons, both
of North Carolina and several nieces
and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. On line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com.



Mr. Joseph A.

"Tony Clark
Joseph A. "Tohy" Clark, 75, of
Bell, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at
Haven Hospice in Chiefland, after a
determined struggle with cancer.
Tony was born in Dayton, Ohio
to Joseph M. and Virginia M. Clark.
Tony graduated from Fairview High
School in Dayton, Ohio, in 1953,
then attended Miami University,
Oxford, Ohio. Tony and Elizabeth
"Betsy" Brough Clark were mar-
ried November 5, 1960. They lived
in Miamisburg, Ohio, until August,
1972, when they moved their fam-
ily to Cape Coral. He retired in 1988
after a career in sales. When Betsy
retired in 2004, they moved to Bell.
Tony was an avid NASCAR fan and
a staunch supporter of the Florida
Gators. He loved RV'ing and enjoyed
campground hosting. He had been a
volunteer with the Cape Coral Hos-
pital Auxiliary and the Bell Library.
Tony was a heart transplant recipient
(1993), Shands Hospital at the Uni-
versity of Florida in Gainesville, and
strongly promoted organ donation.
In addition to his wife, Elizabeth
Brough Clark, Tony is survived by
sons, Chris Clark of Robbinsville,
North Carolina, Drew (Teresa) Clark
of Elkton, Maryland; grandchildren,
Michael (Adrienne) Clark of Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, Courtney
Clark and Brittany Clark of Elk-
ton, Maryland, and Tiffany Hooper
of Robbinsville, North Carolina;
great-grandchildren, Ryn and Raith
Hooper. Tony also leaves his devoted
Golden Retriever, Chamois.
It was Tony's wish that there be no
funeral service. He will be cremated
and the family will have a Celebration
of Life Memorial at a future date.
Please consider a donation in
Tony's memory to Haven Hospice,
311 NE 9th St., Chiefland, FL 32626
or the Shriners Hospitals for Chil-
dren.
Arrangements by Roberts Funeral
Homes, Downtown Chapel in Ocala.




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Mr. Michael Wayne Frier of New-
berry passed away Thursday, April
28, 2011, at North Florida Regional
Hospital. He was 45.
Michael graduated from Newberry
High School in 1981. Until becoming
disabled, he worked in maintenance
for Walmart. Michael, who loved his
bird PeeWee, was of the Pentecostal
Holiness faith.
He is survived by his aunts, Shirley
Sapp of Holder, and Mamie Jo Doug-
las of Cross City; uncles, Robert Frier
of Aiken, South Carolina and Edward
Frier of Newberry and many loving
cousins.
A private family memorial service
will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.



Mrs. Sandra L.

Jackson
Mrs. Sandra L. Jackson, 73, of
Old Town passed away Wednesday,
April 27, 2011, at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland.
Mrs. Jackson moved to Old Town
from Ft. Lonesome, just outside
Brandon, in 1998. She was em-
ployed there by A. Duda and Sons in
the sod division. She was a member
of Scrub Creek Baptist Church and
enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by husband, Henry
Jackson, Jr.; sons, Guy Richard Cur-
tis of Mississippi; stepsons, Rocky
Jackson, Samuel Lee Jackson and
Troy Daniel Jackson', all of Tampa;
brother, Curtis LeRoy Long of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa; sisters, Bonnie Kay
Ahrens and, Sherry Lynn Jenkins,
both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four
grandchildren and seven great grand-
children.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, April 29, 2011, at Scrub Creek
Baptist Church with Rev. Archie
Knowles officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Scrub Creek Baptist Church
Cemetery. A visitation was held at
the church one hour prior to the ser-
vice.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.



Mr. Harold E.

Martens
Mr. Harold E. Martens was born
in York, Maine on January 15, 1952,
to Marvin M. Martens, Sr. and Lou-
rena Mae Webber Martens. He died
too soon on April 28, 2011. Later, he
moved to New York state and to Phil-
adelphia, where he lived for almost
25 years. He then moved to Labelle,
Okeechobee, and Perry and finally
to High Springs, where he spent the
happiest 3-1/2 years of his life after
marrying his beloved wife, Nelda
Jane, on August 11, 2007.
As a youth, he enjoyed fishing,
horseback riding and playing cards
with his grandparents, parents and
siblings. He still played cards with
his sister, Donna on every occasion
that they could. As an adult, he was
a truck driver like his father before
him and his three brothers. He loved
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being baptized on July 15, 1969. He
was very happy to have finally found
a loving mate who was a best friend
and partner in their busy service to
Jehovah together. He occasionally
auxiliary pioneered, including the
month of his death, sharing in the
Memorial Invitation campaign. His
favorite scripture was: Psalm 63:3
(What is better than life?) and Rev-
elation 21:3,4.
He is survived by his wife, Nelda
Jane Martens of High Springs; fa-
ther, Marvin M. Martens, Sr. (Joyce)
of Manchester, Maine; five siblings,
Barbara (Ed) Evansen of Unity,
Maine, Marvin, Jr. (Sam) (Debra)
Martens of Aurora, Alabama, Ralph
(Penny) Martens of Labelle, Bruce
(Bobbi) Martens of Live Oak, Donna
(Bill) Estey of Perry, and adopted
brother Richard A. (Patty) Lewis of
Okeechobee; three stepchildren who
considered Harold as a father, Robert
Anthony (Belinda) Conrad of Provi-
dence, Tina (Matthew) Salyers of
Lake City, and Wilsoni W. Conrad
Jr. of Bell; five grandchildren who
adored him, Angela, Jesse and Phoe-
be Salyers, Carlos and Isaiah Conrad;
many cousins, nieces, nephews spiri-
tual brothers and sisters and friends.
Graveside for immediate family
only and a few friends on May 7,
2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. White. Me-
morial service will be held on May
14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 310
SE 7th Ave, High Springs.
Arrangements are under the care of
Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High
Springs.




Mr. Glen Shepherd
Mr. Glen Shepherd, 74, passed
away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He
was born in Bell and was a timber
buyer, forester, logger, realtor, and
business owner. He was a member
of Central Church of Christ in Ocala,
the Board of Realtors, and was also a
Mason. He enjoyed family reunions,
his grandkids and holidays. He also
liked fishing, hunting, working cows
and looking for real estate and timber
deals. He served his country in the
U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Kimberly Dawn Shepherd.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Barbara; his son, Glen (Buddy) Shep-
herd and his wife Annie; his daugh-
ter, Robin Shepherd Tighe and her
husband Keith; his grandkids, Con-
ner, Cade and Luke Tighe and Avery
Brown, all of Ocala; his sisters, Shir-'
ley .Stalvey and Lera Townsend, both
of Trenton, Penny Odom of O'Brien
and Clyda Andrews of Clearwater;
and his brothers, Jimmy and Nathan
Shepherd of Bell and Eugene Shep-
herd of Atlanta.
Funeral services were on Friday,
April 29, 2011 at Central Church of
Christ with Colin Williamson, Art
Jackson and Dennis Hoar officiating.
Visitation was held Thursday, April
28, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
in Ocala. Burial was at Highland
Memorial Park in Ocala.


Card Of

Thanks i
At this time, as Harold E. Mar-
tens' wife, I would like to thank
all of our family and friends for
the continuous prayers and phone
calls. What you have done for me,
as I. suffer the sudden loss of my
husband and best friend, will never
be forgotten.
Nelda Jane Martens

Superintendent
Thomas is guest of
LGREA
Submitted
Fifteen members of the Levy/
Gilchrist Retired Educators Associa-
tion attended the meeting at Cones-
toga's Restaurant at which time Don
Thomas, Superintendent of Gilchnist
County Schools was the guest speak-
er. Also visiting were District IV
Director, Carolyn Stevens and her


SJLegal Noties
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2010-DP-0006
IN THE INTEREST OF:
U.G. (W/M) DOB: 7/15/2009

Minor Child
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT FOR
ADOPTION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Natausha Gallion
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed in the above-
styled Court for the termination of your
parental rights to U.G., a male child born
July 15, 2009, in Crown Point, Indiana,
and for permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption. You
are hereby commanded to be and appear
before the HONORABLE JUDGE OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, at the Gilchrist
County Courthouse, Trenton, Florida, on
the 20th day of May, 2011. at 9:00 a.m.
for an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO
APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU
IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU WANT
AN ATTORNEY BUT ARE UNABLE
TO AFFORD ONE, THE COURT
WILL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU.
This notice shall be published' once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in
The Gilchrist County Journal at Trenton,
Florida, commencing on April 21, 2011.
WITNESS my hand as the clerk of said
Court and the Seal therefore, this 15th
day of April, 2011.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
KRISTINE L. COFFIN, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0068508
P.O. Box 1459
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-6850
Pub. April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2011b.

IN THE CIRCUIT CURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 21-2010-DP-0006
IN THE INTEREST OF:
U.G. (W/M) DOB: 07/15/2009
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT FOR
ADOPTION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Unknown Father
You are hereby notified that a petition
under oath has been filed in the above-
styled Court for the termination of your
parental rights to U.G., a male child born
July 15, 2009, in Crown Point, Indiana,
and for permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption. You
are hereby commanded to be and appear
before the HONORABLE JUDGE OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, at the Gilchrist
County Courthouse, Trenton, Florida, on
the 20th day of May, 2011. at 9:00 a.m.
for an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES

friend Betty. Superintendent Thomas
touched on the following items: 1)
ending the DROP for teachers 2)
cost of living adjustment 3) add-
ing years to reach retirement 4)
salaries being based on evaluation
and performance and the elimina-
tion of continuing contracts 5) the
implementation of more technology
in schools 6) biggest concern is the
budget. Many questions were asked
by the members to which he gave
very informative answers.An execu-
tive board meeting will be held at the
Trenton Library on Monday, July 18,
at 10:30 a.m. The State meeting will
be held in Orlando. The next local
meeting will be held at the Ivy House
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CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO
APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU
IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU WANT
AN ATTORNEY BUT ARE UNABLE
TO AFFORD ONE, THE COURT
WILL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO
REPRESENT YOU.
This notice shall be published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in
The Gilchrist County Journal at Trenton,
Florida.
WITNESS my hand as the clerk of said
Court and the Seal therefore, this 15th
day of April. 2011.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
LARRY CANGRO, ESQUIRE
Senior Attorney for the Department
Florida Bar No. 703443
P.O. Box 356
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-4026
Pub. April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2011b.

PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle, VIN#
3B7HC13Z81M271140, 2001 Dodge
will be sold at Public Auction on May 11,
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)
463-2387.
Pub. April 28, May 5, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
in the City of Trenton Community Center
located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton,
FL. -
Items included on the agenda are as
follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Unscheduled Guests
D. Consent Items
1. Regular Meeting Minutes
-April 12, 2011.and April 26,
2011
2. March Financial Reports and
Expenditures
E. Staff Reports
1. Code Enforcement for April
2. Fire Department for April
3. Police Department for April
4. Public Works for April
F. Action Items
1. First Reading of Ordinance
2011-01 Salary for Police
Chief James V. Raven
2. Swearing in of Police Chief
James V. Raven
3. Animal Control Ordinance
4. Agreement with Gilchrist
County for Animal Control
Services
G. Discussion Items
1. Major Issues List for
Evaluation & Appraisal
Report
H. Board Member Requests
I. City Attorney Report
J. City Manager Report
K. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidefice upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Taylor Brown
City Manager
Pub. May 5, 2011b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 21-2011-CP-0006
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDBERT G. HASTINGS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ed-
bert G. Hastings, deceased, whose date
of death was January 28,2011, is pending
in the Circuit Cou'rt for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, P.
O. Box 600, Gainesville, Florida 32601.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the 'decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
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notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE'
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is May 5. 2011.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Long H. Duong.
Attorney for Sylvia L. Hastings
Florida Bar Number: 11857
LONG H. DUONG PA
11 N. W. 33rd Court
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Telephone: (352) 371-2670
Fax: (866) 440-9154
Personal Representative:
Sylvia L. Hastings
P. 0. Box 1928
Trenton, Florida 32693
Pub. May 5 and.12, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
at 6:00 p.m. in Building 14, Board Room
14-002, located at 310 NW 11th Avenue,
Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
OPENING CEREMONIES
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Operations
5. 2011-2012 Calendars
6. Instructional
7. Personnel.
8. Student Transfer Applications
9. Removal of Items from
Consent Agenda
10. Consent Agenda
11. Reports
12. Executive Session
13. Student Services
NOTE: In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons requiring an
interpreter or special accommodations to
enable them to participate in this meeting
are requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
/s/ Don Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. May 5, 2011b

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The North Florida Broadband
Authority ("NFBA") announces a public
meeting to which ,all interested persons
are invited. The NFBA is a legal entity
and public body created pursuant to the
provisions of Section 163:01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among: Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee,
Taylor, Wakulla and Union Counties and
municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City,
Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry,
White Springs and Worthington Springs,
Florida. The regular meeting will be
held at 2:00 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday,
May 11, 2011 at the Suwannee River
Water Management District, Suwannee
Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak,
Florida 32060. The NFBA Board will
address general business of the NFBA
and an amendment of the by-laws
of the NFBA Operations Committee
providing for the appointment of
alternates to serve on the committee.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the NFBA with respect to
any matter considered at the meeting,
such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that
a verbatim record is made, including
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accommodations
or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding, or if you have any questions
regarding this meeting, please contact the
Clerk to the NFBA Board at (877) 552-
3482, at least two business days prior to
the date of the meeting.
Pub. April 1,2010








GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THURSDAY, MAY 5,2011


For Sale


GONE GREEN CORP: We buy scrap 24' CENTER CONSOLE PR
metal. leave it up to the experts, call 386- Full transom, motor bracket, N
867-9391. 4-stroke Yamaha, outfitted for
4tp,5-5-5-26 fishing. Bottom machine, full ele
and much more. Ready to fish.
CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS: $200 obo. Call John at 352-463-7135.
and up. 352-771-6191.'
4tb,4-28-5-19


S71Yard Sale _

FRIDAY & SATURDAY Big Yard
Sale. 8291 NW 130th Street, Chiefland.
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YARD SALE: Fri. & Sat., 6th & 7th.
9 am ??? 624 NE 3rd Street, Trenton.
Little boys & girls clothes, teen clothes,
adult clothes, dining table & chairs,
outside toys, wood crafts, misc items.
Itp,5-5

YARD/CRAFT/BAKE SALE: May 6 &
7, 9 am 2 pm. Suwannee River Shrine
Club. Hwy-26. Fanning Springs.
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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.
2tb,4-28-5-5


Plants .

ROSES: Seven Sisters, Knock-out, Tea,
and Climbing. Oak-leaf hydrangeas
and regular hydrangeas. Jasmine and
honeysuckle vines, citrus trees, Royal
Empress Trees, Blueberry and Blackberry
plants. Allen's Nursery 5124 SE Hwy-
55A, Old Town. Current Hrs. Tues.-Sat.
9-5. 352-542-7284 or 352-356-0288.
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Hay For Sale

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly
fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola Bahia $35/
roll. Call 352-949-0222.
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For Sale

2004 PACE AMERICAN
MOTORCYCLE UTILITY
TRAILER: 12x6 enclosed. Asking
$2,500, 352-949-5089.
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FARM EQUIPMENT: New. Holland
570 square baler. 9500 Bales, stored under
barn. Excellent condition, 463-9933.
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Living Praise
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,
livestock etc.
(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
352-359-1829.


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0461.


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area of CR 344 near Hart Spring
have information or have found
call (352) 463-3223, Gilchrist
Road Department.



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clearing. Trenton High School Qualifications:
) 463-6111 BA Degree and Florida Teacher Certifica-
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Reading Coach Anticipated Vacancy
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nation. EPA Degree and Florida Teacher Certification
352-949- or Endorsement covering Reading K-12.
Three years successful teaching experi-
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ay, Sears, Language Arts or Reading preferred. ,
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then contact the District office for more
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Bus Driver Qualifications: High School
,D TOWN, Diploma and Class B Florida CDL with
432. Hwy- Passenger Endorsement. Good driving
Town. Mc- record required.
ue (behind Bus Driver Trainees / Substitute Bus
Many col- Drivers Qualifications: High School
& granite Diploma required. Training: 40.hours of
tory. Corn- in-service training will be provided for
in creating qualified applicants. Part of the training
your loved prepares trainees for the driver portion of
day. Open: the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
& Saturday tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
after hours tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
tfnb,6-28 Pool 'Qualifications: Bachelor's De-
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:ed and in- certified with Professional Certificate as
2453. -Call teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
Once approved, highly qualified substi-
tfnb,11-25 tutes would be eligible for substituting
at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term absence in a
* core subject area. All other daily substi-'
tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
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ome daily department for more information.
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L-A with 1 All applications will be screened. Not all
and TWIC applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
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Notice To:
Willie T. Davis 825 NW 1st Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693
Stephen N. Suisse 5698 NE 70th Ave, High Springs, Florida 32643
Labrina D. Watkins 903 NW 2nd Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693
Susan C. Wilkerson 7509 SE 85th Trail, Trenton, Florida 32693

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

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

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software. Responsible for supervising
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Computer Science or a related field and five
years of increasing responsibility in supervision,
servers, networks, and pc's or an Associate
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and seven years of increasing responsibility in
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THURSDAYMAY 52011


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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Left to right are Clarance Patterson, Lindsey Hutson and John Au-
lick, Jr., with their awards received at the Florida Division Reunion
in April.

News from the SCV


Submitted
Three members of the John Hance
O'Steen Camp 770 of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans received
awards at the Florida Division Re-
union in April at Ocala.
Each is a dedicated member and
works very hard for the camp.
Every year members are selected
by the camp commander for their
work and the commander presents
the application to the Florida Divi-
sion Commander Doug Dawson for
approval.
Compatriot Clarence Patterson
was presented with 'the third high-
est award for the Sons of Confeder-
ate Veterans the "Hogan/Kuykendall
Memorial Division Commander's
Award for Superior Service." Cadet
and Black Hawk Cavalry, Children


of the Confederacy member Lindsey
Hutson was presented with a Special
Award for all of his work with the
camp. Compatriot John Aulick, Jr.
was presented with the second high-
est award in the Sons of Confederate
Veterans, the "Governor John Milton
Award." There were a total of seven
women from the John Hance O'Steen
Camp who received the "Ladies Cita-
tion for Exceptional Service Award."
Seven members received the "Cer-
tificate of Appreciation Award" and
seven members received "Citation
for Distinguished. Service Awards."
Congratulations go to each of these
individuals for their dedication in
helping keep our. Confederate Ances-
tors history alive.
Clement Lindsey,
Commander


Walter Farley book donated to

Gilchrist County Library


Terri McIntyre, a
Gilchrist County
Library employee,
holds a recently i.
purchased Wal-
ter Farley book
titled "Big Black
Horse." The book
was donated to the .
library in memory
of Lester and Irene -
Kukas of Old 9
Town. Irene and A:
Lester were the .
parents of Valerie ... ,
.4ukas. . -- L BH


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, April 28, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum.
It was another busy day. Alliene
brought in lots of quilt and craft
books so everyone had a time finding
new patterns out of old quilts.
I want to thank Barbara Shewey
for the beautiful Florida Highway
Patrol clock as well as her grits pie.
Now, don't laugh, the pie tastes like a
coconut pie. Her husband was in the
Patrol for several years as well as my
oldest son, John, who was in 25 years
and we always treasure anything that
pertains to the Patrol. .It will hang
inside and bring back lots of memo-
ries.


Johnnie and six young men were
out Tuesday and they got a lot done.
It takes a lot of work to keep the Mu-
seum looking great. Thanks, Lan-
caster.
I want to thank Robert Carlton of
Plant City for all the wonderful veg-
etables he brings up when he can and
also Bonnie Hill who also shares her
garden.
Thursday lunch was fried chicken,
fried potatoes, squash--both fried
and cooked, cheese, sandwiches,
pears, meat balls, chicken, sausage
and beans, Barbara's grits pie, pine-
apple upside down cake and so much
more.
Winnelle Home


Left to right Deborah Tarantino (Ballet Instructor), Jamaili Taylor
(Santa Fe dancer), Sarah, Alisa, Precious Roberts (Santa Fe dancer),
Emily, Cerce Destin, (Hip Hop/Baton Instructor).


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Dannia (7) andAna (6) Johnson proudly showing off their Easter wall
hanging they made. A lot of the work was done with the help of their
grandmother, B. J. Johnson. She furnished a great lap to hold the girls
when they needed special help.


What's going on at
the Senior Center?

Senior citizens, you can beat the
high cost of gas by riding the FREE
bus.
The next scheduled bus ride is on
Friday, May 6. The bus will pick you
up at the following locations at an ap-
pointed time:
Cruse Center--9:00 a.m.
Mt. Nebo Church--9:15 a.m.
Bell Town Clubhouse--9:30 a.m.
Trenton Senior Center--10:00
a.m
Trenton Library--10:05 a.m.
Join the ride to Wal-mart for free.
Your drivers are ready to take you to
the door.
SNorm Conti


FWC News

Florida is the fishing capital of the
world, bringing more than $5.4 bil-
lion to our economy.
At a recent Cabinet meeting in
Panama City with the support of
Governor Rick Scott and the Cabi-
net, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
announced an exciting resource for
anglers. FWC announced two week-


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submitted
On April 13, 2011 students and instructors of Destin's Dance and Fitness
Academy took a field trip to enjoy the premier of Santa Fe College's new
Fine Arts Hall presenting Dance Gala 2011.
Debbie Destin, owner of Destin's Dance and Fitness Academy, made spe-
cial arrangements for her students to enjoy a private back stage tour and to
watch the Santa Fe dancers warm up. Following their warm up, two Santa Fe
dancers, Jamaili Taylor and Precious Roberts, stayed back stage to answer
questions from the Destin students. It was an awesome performance that was
enjoyed by all.


ends in June' when a saltwater fishing
license will not be required statewide.
The license free weekend of June 4
and 5 is the first weekend red snap-
per season opens in the Gulf, and the
second weekend of June 18 and 19 is
Father's Day weekend.
FWC also announced that it will
expand bay scallop season to open a
week early on June 25 and extend the
season by two weeks to end on Sep-
tember 25. Small Gulf Coast com-
munities from Steinhatchee to St.
Marks to St. Joe Bay will have three
extra weeks for visitors and residents
to explore and enjoy this low cost,
fun family activity.
In addition, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection's


Florida State Parks will offer half
off admission on both Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 8, and Father's Day,
Sunday, June.19. There are 160 parks
throughout the state and 74 unique
saltwater fishing facilities, including
piers, boardwalks and jetties. Shore
fishing at St. George Island, Big La-
goon and St. Joseph Peninsula state
parks yields redfish, trout and whit-
ing. Boat ramps at St. Joseph Penin-
sula and St. Andrew state parks allow
fisherman to head out for a day of
fishing in the Gulf of Mexico to catch
red snapper, grouper arid amberjack,,
to name a few. For more information,
visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
For more information, please visit
http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/.


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Alina DeWein

Alina DeWein named

valedictorian at St. Leo


By Deanna Castell
Alina DeWein was valedictorian of.
Trenton High School in 2007. Four
years later, she is graduating from
Saint Leo University at the Trenton
Center as number one in her class
again.
Alina has a 4.0 GPA, and when she
graduates she will have a Bachelor's
Degree in Elementary Education,
ESOL Certification, and Reading En-
dorsement. She will also be graduat-
ing with honors and as a member of
Kappa Delta Pi, the only international
honor society for education.
Alina has done her internships at
Bell and Trenton Elementary. She
loves the Gilchrist County School
System, and hopes to be hired here
locally.
When asked why she chose to be
a teacher, she says it is "Divine in-
tervention." Initially, she planned on
being a doctor, but when she com-
pleted the Teacher Cadet Program at


Trenton High School, she knew she
was created to be a teacher. Educa-
tion scholarships began falling into
place, and Alina says God made it
very apparent that was His.intentions
for her life. Despite the blows educa-
tion has been hit with recently, Alina
is still hopeful.
She says, "Sure it's bad, but I'm
not becoming a teacher for the mon-
ey. I'm doing it for the change I can
make, and because nothing makes
me happier than when I'm in the
classroom. God has laid everything
out this far, I know He'll take care of
me."
The Saint Leo Trenton Center is
proud to have the top graduate from
their center. Graduation will be held
at Florida Gateway College in Lake
City. The ceremony will be held Fri-
day, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. For more
information about graduation, or how
you can earn your bachelors degree in
Trenton, please call (352) 463-8541.


Rotary fishing tournament raises $6K


By Charlie Smith
It was all about Rodney Rucker
and Tim Collier at the 3rd annual
Trenton Rotary Fishing Tournament
from Suwannee Marina this past
weekend on April 30. The veteran
fisherman from Newberry won the
$350 prize for the Best Bag 'with a
15.70 lb. combination of one redfish
and 5 speckled trout. The redfish was
the biggest red weighed in at the tour-
nament at 7.98 lbs.
The Captains Dinner for the tour-
nament was held Friday night at Su-
wannee Marina in Suwannee. Allen
Clark, the operator of Suwannee Ma-
rina, has really embraced the Rotary
tournament that benefits Suwannee
Valley Leagues in Gilchrist County.
Twenty-six boats fished in the tour-
nament that had both inshore and
offshore categories for the first time,
this year. Allen cooked the lpork and
chicken for the dinner. It was abso-
lutely delicious and ended up serving
about 125 fishermen and friends. Al-
len has remodeled what was formerly
the residence area of the marina build-
ing and created an entertainment area
with a huge big screen projection
T.V. and a great sound system. The
dinner and evening activities were
held at the marina.
Most of the tournament boats left
at safe light. on Saturday morning
about 6:30 with a few exceptions. Dr.
Bruce Thomas's boat left about 9:30
with four kids and pa-in-law; they
looked more like they were going to a
picnic than a fishing tournament, but
they had a good day of fishing. Julie
Thomas stayed home and ended up
winning the second best prize of the
day in the Calcutta offshore category
when she bid on the offshore boat
of Damon Leggett and Scott Akins,
fishing with Terry Walker and Vet
Roberts. The Leggett and Akins boat
won the offshore category for the
biggest grouper with a 6.78 pounder.
Another exception to the early
morning start was Howell and Sheree
Lancaster, who as the perennial lat-
est starters in the fishing tournament,
came by the marina at about 10:00
a.m. for boat check and number.
Howell claimed that it didn't make
any sense going out earlier, 'tide
wouldn't be right until 12:30-1:00
anyway." He obviously knew some-
thing about it because they caught a
nice 3.17 lb.. speckled trout that won
the category. Sheree accepted the
check for the prize when it was pre-
sented, as Howell was confined to the
boat, and Sheree wouldn't tell wheth-
dr she or Howell caught the fish?!
John Taylor from Suwannee, fish-
ing with Ralph Jowett, won the redfish


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The offshorefishing team of Damon Leggett, Scott Akins, Terry Walker, and Lavett Roberts (not pictured)
won the largest Grouper award. Alan Clark.of Suwannee Marina, (left) and.Charlie Smith (right) present
the award to the winners. Photo by Bill Kilborn


category with a nice 6.18 lb. redfiph.
John is a well-known local guide and
has fished .in the tournament each of
its three years. Offshore fishing was
limited quite a bit by the higher wind
forecasts, but a couple of boats made
the rough ride. Besides the Leggett-
Akins team and theirpwinning grou-
per, the only other offshore category
that was filled was kingfish, and it
was caught by Louie and Gab Fer-
rer of Mianii and weighed ,5.78 lbs.
The cobia category went unfilled. A
late prize category offered by Sammy
Royal of SeaTow, a saltwater rescue
service, brought a donation to the
event as well as prize of $250 go-
ing to Darryl Feagle who was fishing
with Todd Gray and Todd's sons, Jor-
dan and Sam Gray.
The exact final tally for the tour-
nament was not available but the
event in its 3rd year should be able
to present a check to SVL for close to
$6,000. The tournament has grown
each year to become a major fund-
raiser for the club. '

High Springs
celebrates
Sink Hole de Mayo
Submitted
Sink Hole de Mayo returns to James
Paul Park in downtown High Springs
on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. as part of a day long celebration
that includes the Citywide Yard Sale
from 8 a.m. t6 12 p.m. and Down-
town Daze from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is sponsored by and pro-
ceeds will benefit the High Springs
Community Garden program.
For more information, call 386-
454-4629.


Sheree Lancaster of Trenton is shown receiving her reward for catch-
ing the largest trout in the tournament from Charlie Smith.'She and
her husband Howell were late entries into the tournament, but the
fishing was at its best just before lunch explained her partner. Photo
by Bill Kilborn


Spring

Celebration
Submitted
The College of Central Florida will
hold a spring celebration in Levy
County on Wednesday, May 11.
The event begins at 4 p.m. at the
site of the Jack Wilkinson Levy Cam-
pus, N.W. 151 Lane and Highway
19/98 in Chiefland.


Family Reunion
Submitted
It is reunion time again with the
Beck, Cason, Hodge and Purvis fam-
ilies and friends. The gathering will
take place on Saturday, May 21, at
Hart Springs in Pavilion B.
Come on and help make it a won-
derful and happy meeting time.
Paper goods and ice will be fur-
nished. Please bring a basket lunch.


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Purchase a 16 piece gift box of hand crafted signature

Rose Truffles and get a regular Truffle for yourself!


111 N. 4th Street, Trenton Located in the Ice House

352-317-3158


Please join us for a


Centennial


Celebration


Music Family Fun Food Prizes


Thursday, May 12
4- 8 p.m.


109 West Wade St.
Trenton



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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011


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