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Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: 9/22/2011
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Vol. 81 No. 18 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, Sptember 22, 2011 Pnce 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
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County administrator fired after 3-2 vote


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sioners once again took up the issue
of County Administrator Ron Mc-
Queen's job performance on Monday
after Commissioner Sharon Langford
reported that McQueen was not fol-
lowt i ng the commission's request that
he improve his job performance.
The commissioners had advised
McQueen during an August 15 meet-
ing to improve his job performance
over the next six months by com-
municating with county department
supervisors and the residents of Gil-
christ County more effectively.
On Monday the tide changed,


when Commissioner Sharon Lang-
ford made a motion to terminate the
17-year Gilchrist County employee,
who has held many positions under
the board of county commissioners.
Langford explained that since the
commission's review of the county
administrator several weeks ago, he
has not followed the guidelines the
board requested of him and he is still
answering fire calls when the Fan-
ning Springs Fire Department is dis-
patched.
"I feel this is something that I have
to do, whether the board supports my
position with a second or not," Lang-
ford said. "I feel this is something that


would be best for Gilchrist County
and it is just time to move ofn."
Commissioner Langford gave fel-
low commissioners dates and times
when the county administrator had
been working as fire chief for the Fan-
ning Springs Fire Department while
on the county time clock as Gilchrist
County Administrator. Langford also
said that McQueen has talked about
her to county employees, saying she.
has a problem with him. The county
commissioner explained that she does
not have a grudge against McQueen,
but she does feel that he should per-
form his duties as county administra-
tor and meet the guidelines that were


placed on him by the board since his
August job performance review.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
seconded Langford's motion for dis-
cussion. He then asked if the county
administrator had violated something
in the probationary clause that the
commission placed on him during the
job performance review.
McQueen explained to the com-
mission that he had answered a fire
call involving the Fanning Springs
Fire Department but it was at 5:05
p.m.. in the afternoon at Tri-County
Nursing Center. He also admitted that
he attended a Levy Cotfnty Commis-
sion budget hearing where the board


was discussing funding for Fanning
Springs fire service.
"I feel that I am making a good
faith effort to meet the requirements
placed on the position by the Board
of County Commissioners," Mc-
Queen said.
Commission Chairman Randy
Durden asked if McQueen had met
with any of the county departments
supervisors to improve the working
relationship of the board's depart-
ment. McQueen explained that he
had met with the supervisor of the
road department, but no other depart-
ment heads. McQueen was then asked
Continued to page 14


Tea Party formed in


Gilchrist I
By Carrie A. Mizell
A group of Gilchrist County citi-
zens interested in preserving liberty
and freedom in the United States of
America have formed a Tea Party in
Gilchrist County.
A grassroots movement of millions
of like-minded Americans from all
backgrounds and political parties,
Tea Party members support the Unit-
ed States Constitution as the found-
ers intended, through: limited federal
government, individual freedoms,
personal responsibility, free markets
and returning political power to the
states and the people.
The first meeting of the Gilchrist
County Tea Party will be Tuesday,
Oct. 18 at the Trenton Community
Center beginning at 7 p.m.
According to Charlie Perez, doz-
ens of. Gilchrist County residents
have been attending the Gainesville
and Lake City Tea Party meetings.
"Several residents got together
and thought it might be time for this
county to form it's own group," Perez
explained. "Dixie, Levy and Colum-
bia counties all have their own Tea
Parties."
The group of Gilchrist County,
residents who are spearheading the
local Tea Party consider themselves
non-partisan, concerned citizens. A
staunch supporter of the Tea Party
movement, Charlie Perez, was asked
to help start up the group.
A year-long process soon began,.
Perez explained. The first step was
meeting with the president and vice
president of the Gainesville Tea Party
to see how one would go about form-
ing a Tea Party group. A corporation
had to be created, an Internet domain
had to be secured, e-mail addresses
had to be established, applications
had to be submitted, t-shirts and busi-
ness cards created and a number of
other things had to be completed.
"It's been a full time job since
I retired as fire chief," Perez said.
"But the reaction and feedback has
been incredible. Everywhere I go, as
people hear about the Tea Party, they
want to join. Our ultimate goal will
be to have about 2,000 members and
so far we're off to a great start."
The Gilchrist County Tea Party
has adopted the national principles,
which they use as their focus. Ac-
cording to Perez, the group has also


County
adopted goals of efficient and effec-
tive public safety services for law
enforcement, EMS/fire rescue, safe
roads and excellent schools.
"The Tea Party's focus will be on
helping the electorate stay informed
on local, state and federal issues,"
Perez said. "We will be-encouraging
citizens to become active in helping
to reform government so that the core
principles of our founding fathers
become the foundation upon which
America stands. We want to return
the U.S. to the people."
There will be a lot of attention fo-
cused on local government as well.
"In 2012 there will be numerous
elected positions coming open in
Gilchrist," Perez said. "We are going
to put a lot of effort. into the theory,
that good government starts at the
local level. Marco Rubio is a prime
example of that. He began as a city
commissioner in West Miami and
climbed the ladder. You never know,
someday a U.S. president may come
from Gilchrist County."
While the Gilchrist County Tea
Party will not endorse candidates for
office, Perez said the organization's
members will put forth time and ef-
fort trying to recruit people to run for
local office.
According to Perez, who is the act-
ing president of the Gilchrist County
Tea Party, nationally recognized
speaker and former Florida Assistant
State Attorney and constitutional law-
yer Kris Anne Hall will be the key-
note speaker at the Gilchrist County
Tea Party's first meeting on October
18. Hall is the author of "Not A Liv-
ing Breathing Document; Reclaiming
Our Constitution."
Mark the calendar now for upcom-
ing meeting days on November 15
and December 20.
To learn more about the Gilchrist
County Tea Party visit: www.gil-
christcountyteaparty.com or e-mail:
charlie.perez@gilchristcountyteapar-
ty.com or vicki.perez@gilchristcoun-
tyteaparty.com, or steve.mallard@
gilchristcountyteaparty.com
Anyone interested in joining the
Gilchrist County Tea Party's e-mail
list is encouraged to e-mail one of
the above members. Regular updates,
weekly newsletters and information
on upcoming meetings will be set via
e-mail.


Wilkei'oh


aid Scott


in ducted


itto the


Treniton. Ha/l


of 'Fanme

B\ CarrieA Mizell
La.lngume Tia n .II i dsui.iilt- ''.l1
ley Boyd \ Ilkerson and D.i\e 1-ang
Scott were inducted IIit' the Clt\'s
Hall of Fame on Thtirsd.ia. Sept
15.
Trenton CIt Comminssioner, \i ti-
ed unanimousllI lsit week to p.,s,
Resolution 211l 1- I and Re.ilution
2011-1 ) ndu tilng \ilker, ,n .nid hliiis a wee
Scott into the Hall ot Fame. coming pa\.
their "signlic.nit aniid subsianti.il In 1951.I.
contributions to tihe (Citi ,'t Tren- woikin at1
ton she and Jak
At c age sx. Shirley Bo\d \ ilk- child, a bo\
person attended the Trenton Cit\ completed il
Commission meetirig ,to accept ei f another li
plaque and thank the commission- children and
ers for induLting hei int ithe Hall full time. N
of Fame place wais a
Mrs Shuiile\ has been a resident dren and he
of Trenton for "'1 ,ears. calling the family ti
her neighborhood on Fifth A\enue Aftei ma
home since she married ht-r late maker. Mrs
husband JK lake Wilker-on in work 'lorce
1940 the Tieniton
Four \ears after the\ W ete inaI Beach. %tho,
ned. J.lake aIs Jditled int. the the time \\
Arm\ and served in \\oild \\.ai II. Shirle\ retit
A young bnde t ith a 16-mo:inth-old in 196 I M
daughter. Shidles w\ .s lelt behind and especial
in Trenton while her lihub.and as missed inter


sert ing the country\
To nmake ends inmeer becalu..se the
$'X $( tie benelt wtas no enutiglih.
iMrs Shirle\ wtentt ,o work .it a lIoal
djatare run b\ Mrs Lidul. Buchan-
' an working g as Mrs Btili.iii.na.m's-
4 sistant, Mrs Shirles tended 2'(1 lhil-
dren, ages 2 to 5 The job Allhmed
M lhs Slulle\ ind he Jd.muihtei to be
together while Jake wia. ,.eie.is
S Mrs Shirles wt e ll, wi',rkui% 411


,i d:hill basis,
ing at the po
On her d:
dents recall
pie to Gaine,


\ lauir Glen Tinen is shown ,with Hall of Fame inductee AMrs. Shirleyt \ilkerson and Cio-
lin Scott Osteen, daughter of Hall of Fame inductee Dave Lang Scott.


k at the daucare for $12

Mrs Shjrle\ stopped
the da\care and in 1951
e welcomed their second
. Three \ears later. they'
heir lamnilu %ith the birth
title girl. \With three small
d a husband %%ho worked
Irs Shirle\ thought her
t home raising the chil-
elping her husband \tith
arm.
an\ \ears as a home-
Shirle\ returned to the
in fl7'. taking a job at
Posti Oftice under Doug
o %sa! the postmaster at
ith a heat\ heart. Mrs.
red from the post office
rs Shirle\ lo es people
i\ helping people so she
acting ith the public on
like she had thile \ork-
,st office
i\s ;oft 0 ork, inai\ resi-
Mrs Shirles taking peao-
s ille to doctor s appoint-


menits. sitinl shut-inls and jumping
in I here she wja needed be it wash-
ing J ,iliing. looking or just starting a
load it laundry\ for someone in need
FiImn .i nei.-hhorhood seamstress.
th.1t man\ people throughout the


community lo\e. t ho is always w ill-
ing to make last minute alterations, to
a helpful hand %when a family lost a
loved one. Mrs Shirley.
A Godly-woman. NMrs. Shirley is
an acnte member of Trenton Church
of Christ. Due to failing health. Mrs.
Shirley is not able to be as physically
acnme as she has been in Nears past.
but she still checks on the sick and
elderly
Mrs Shirley lies by the golden
rule "'Do unto others as you tould
have them do unto Nou."
Trenton Cir Commissioners also
honored the late Date Lang Scott
A Trenton High School graduate.
twho was raised b\ his aunt Lizzie
Lang and William Bell. Dave Lang
Scott worked on the railroad and
eventuallN became a farmer.
Though he initially farmed in Gil-
christ Count). Date Lang Scott soon
began growing watermelons in South
Florida. from Indiantow n on the east
coast of Florida, to Engeltwood. on
the west coast ot Florida The farm
spanned 400 acres.
In 1956. Date Lang Scott gave
up famiung to spend more time with
his family\ Later that year. he went
to work at Farmers and Merchants
Bank. When the bank wtas estab-
lished. his aunt and uncle bought


stock for him. makinE him one of
the first stockholders He served
as a director of the bank for man\
\ears and continued working there
until 1964. then he died suddenly
of a heart attack on December 6
Sur\itors included wite. Helen
Deen Scott. daughters. Carolyn
Scott Osteen and Elizabeth Lang
Scott: one grandson. Harry Eugene
Osteen. Jr
Date Lang Scott is remembered
as a ten generous man \who helped
man\ people during his life While
farming in South Florida. he tould
take his cretw of workers trom
Trenton. to provide jobs for them
during the winter months
Carolhn Scott Osteen recalls rid-
ing in a Jeep with her dadd\. Dite
Lang Stott. on a Saturday night to
Mr. Odell NMikell's grocery store
to pick up bones and stiaN dogs to
cook for and feed
"He used to tell me he talked
five miles to school and I believed
him. until momma told me it was
onl\ tw o blocks from their house to
school." Osteen recalls
Plaques honoring Date La:ng
Scott and Shirle% Bo\d Wilkerson
as inductees into the Hall of Fame
will hang in the Trenton Cormmu-
nitN Center.


By Carrie A. Mizell
Several students ran up to the Bell
football field on Friday, Sept. 9 dur-
ing the Bell/Lafayette football game
to ask EMS workers to help a friend
who had smoked K-2 Spice at a home
near the school.
According to Linda Walker, Gil-
christ County EMS chief, EMS per-
sonnel left. the football game and
traveled two blocks from the school
where they found a 16-year-old vom-
iting after having smoked synthetic
marijuana.
The teenager told EMS workers
that he had smoked a pack of spice he
got at Moon's BP. The boy's mother
was on scene and refused transport
for her son.
The county's most recent case of
K-2 Spice use by a minor, came just
two weeks after EMS was called to
a Bell home after a 15-year-old Bell.
student smoked K-2 Spice.


Hart Springs Nature Festival is Saturday


By Carrie A. Mizell
Living so close to a handful of
Florida's beautiful springs, it's often
easy for local residents to take all
the surrounding natural beauty for
granted.
. Hart Springs Park Manager Mitch-
ell Gentry and a handful of volunteers
are opening the gates of Hart Springs
on Saturday for a Nature Festival
dedicated to showcasing the beauty
of nature at Gilchrist County's own
Hart Springs.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. and include a bird watching tour
at 9 a.m. and a native plants and trees
tour along Hart Springs' boardwalk.
Local Master Gardeners, as well as
FFA and 4-H members from through-
out the county will have exhibits and
displays set up throughout the day.
There will also be food and plants for
sale, as well as craft booths set up.
Live music will be played through-
out the day and there will be chil-
dren's activities.
Visitors are also encouraged to cool


A large crowd is expected at the Hart Springs Nature Festival.

off in the chilly water Hart Springs mation on the Nature Festival, call
has to offer. Mitchell Gentry at Hart Springs Park
Entry fee is $2. For more infor- 463-3444.


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Barbecue

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40 years of

healthcare


Palms Medical Group and the
Trenton Rotary Club will host a
barbecue dinner on Friday, Sept.
23 from 5 to 7 p'm.
The dinner will be held in cel-
ebration of 40 years of providing
health care to our communities.
The barbecue will be held at
Palms Medical Group, which is
located at 911 South Main Street
in Trenton.
On Saturday, Sept. 24 Palms
Medical Group will hold a Health
and Fun Fair at their facility from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call 463-
4529.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


H Character Councilb Personality of the Month


Real estate broker Brad Smith and auctioneer Cracker Johnson

Local real estate auction

business launched


By Carrie A. Mizell
A three bedroom, two bath Florida
Cracker style home in Levy County
will be sold to highest bidder next
week in an online real estate auction,
recently launched by United Country
Southern Heritage Auctions & Unit-
ed Country Smith & Associates Real
Estate.
United Country real estate broker
Brad Smith and auctioneer Chad
Johnson began Southern Heritage
Auctions as a way to stay ahead of
the curve and prove that buyers of
all ages and interests are utilizing the
Internet as their primary resource in
searching for real estate.
Southern Heritage Auctions pro-
vides sellers with the opportunity to
offer their property to buyers from
across the country, accept continu-
ously increasing bids over a 20-30
day period, and sell property on their
own terms with cash at closing within
30 days of contract acceptance.
"Auctions are for sellers who don't
want to wait one to three years for
their property to sell," Smith said.
Two weeks ago the Florida Cracker
style home in Levy County debuted
on th6 Southern Heritage Auctions
website. Since it hit the Internet, the
home has drawn a lot of interest. Ac-
cording to Smith, nearly 1,000 peo-
ple had viewed the home on numer-
ous websites the property is listed on
as of Sunday night. The first of two
open houses held on the 9.7-acre
property drew six potential buyers on
Saturday. Since then. Smith said one
bidhas already; come in on the prop-
erty. A second open house is planned'
for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.
to noon leading up to the final day of
bidding, which is Thursdhy, Sept. 29
at noon or 20 minutes after the final
bid is made with no opposition.
"The owners have a good amount
of equity and the sellers want it sold
ASAP," Smith said. "It meets our
definition of a good auction property
for this and several other reasons."
Southern Heritage Auctions cur-
rently have a handful of other land
and home auctions listed on their
website and scheduled for auction
ending in October.
As Smith explained, the marketing
campaign is created and executed in
the same manner as a live auction':
direct mail, print media ads, signage
and Internet media ads that inform
buyers, locally, regionally 'and na-
tionally about the properties being
offered.
The significant difference with on-
line real estate auctions is, instead
of directing potential buyers to at-
tend the live auction, the advertising
campaign will direct buyers to the
auction website. Once the website is
viewed, registered bidders are given
additional information about the
property, shown the current bid and
encouraged to place their own bid.
The opportunity to bid is available
for 20-30 days, as anticipation builds
over the final few days and hours be-
fore the auction ends. At the close of
the auction, the final bid is submitted
to the seller in the form of a contract
to purchase. If the final bid has met
the seller's expectations, then the


contract is signed and closing will
be scheduled. If the final bid is unac-
ceptable to the seller, the sale is not
dead, the seller has the opportunity to
counter-offer the high bidder's con-
tract, placing the seller in control and
increasing the chances of a success-
ful sale.
A licensed auctioneer since 2002,
Johnson said he considered United
Country for quite a while before join-
ing Smith in the real estate auction
endeavor.,
"United Country is recognized as
the premier franchise real estate and'
auction company in the country,"
Johnson said. "As an auctioneer, I
feel like if a property is marketed cor-
rectly, a seller can get the price they
want at auction in a situation where
time is of the essence, rather than
waiting a much longer period and
getting the same amount of money
for a property."
Smith and Johnson's company is
able to conduct on site auctions in all
of Florida and Alabama and are also
able to team with other United Coun-
try Auction companies throughout
the country. According to Land Re-
port Magazine, United Country is the
largest integrated real estate auction
company in the United States.
To learn more about Southern Her-
itage Auctions, visit www.ucsha.com


By Geneva Cornwell
Promises are meant to be kept,
not broken. Dependability requires
keeping one's word, being careful
with what is promised, correcting
mistakes, pulling one's share of the
load, and not having a bad attitude.
Dependability, the character trait for
September, is fulfilling what one
consents to do, even if it means unex-
pected sacrifice,
Dependability is the quality that
one can be counted upon. Depend-
ability is like a boulder that anchors
a mountain climber's rope. The
climber's life literally "hangs from"
the stability of the boulder. Depend-
ability is proven by consistency. It is
this consistency which makes every
promise a reliable promise. Depend-
ability allows others to "hang" their
plans on someone else without fear


SE 45th Avenue

resurfacing
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion listened as Lee Mills of Mills
Engineering presented four bids to
resurface a portion of SW 85th Lane
and SE 45th Avenue, leading into the
Waters Lake community in Gilchrist
County. The Commission reviewed
the bids from John C. Hipp Construc-
tion Co., V. E. Whitehurst & Sons,
Co., Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
and APAC-Southeast, Inc.
The bids ranged from $150,433.50
from Hipp Construction, $152,511.65
from V. E. Whitehurst &" Sons,
$159,847.49 from Anderson Colum-
bia Co. Inc., and $167,550.34 from
APAC-Southeast.
According to Mills, the FDOT
specifications for this project require
that all contractors be certified with
the state. Mills explained that John
C. Hipp Construction's certification
had lapsed 12-14 days prior to the ac-
cepting of the bids.
Commissioner Sharon Langford
made a motion to approve Whitehurst
for this project at $152,511.65. Com-
missioner Kenrick Thomas agreed
with a second. The board approved
the recommendation to go with
Whitehurst. Whitehurst is expected
to begin construction of the project
within 45 days..


Gilchrist students rank


#1 in state
By Came A. Mizell
Gilchrist County may have only
had 18 students take the SAT ,this
year, but those 18 outperformed ev-
ery other school district in the state
on the college entrance exam.
According to data released by the
Florida Department of Education
last week, Gilchrist County students
earned a 1,667 average score out of
2,400 possible points putting it ahead
of Calhoun and Alachua counties
who placed second and third in the
state.
"This is yet another example of
the outstanding work that goes on in
the classrooms in Gilchrist County
Schools," Superintendent Don Thom-
as said. "Our students have shown
that an education received from the
Gilchrist County School District does
prepare you for a successful experi-
ence in college."
The SAT is an aptitude test,, which
assesses a student's critical read-
ing skills, mathematics reasoning
and writing skills. Gilchrist County
students earned a 561 reading mean
score, a 572 math mean score, and a
534 writing mean score on the SAT.
Statewide, the average score on the
SAT fell this year to 1,447, which is
below the national average of 1,500.
State Education Commissioner
Gerard Robinson stated last week
that he was not surprised by what he
calls temporary decreases in overall
performance on the SAT.
"As Florida continues to raise its
standards toward college and career
readiness, some temporary decreases


on SAT..
in overall performance 'ay occur as
increased numbers of students ac-
climate to higher expectations and
increased rigor," Robinson stated.
"Although performance decreases
are never, welcome, our transition to
higher standards is critical if we are
to graduate all our students with the
skills and knowledge they need to
find success at the next level."
Janet Bradley, director of second-
ary education for the Gilchrist County
School District, said that despite the
state raising expectations for college
readiness and postsecondary educa-
tion, school district officials are proud
to see Gilchrist County students rise
to the' more rigorous demands.

Tackle Box

in Fanning

Springs robbed
By Carrie A. Mizell
Investigators at the Levy County
Sheriff's Office are looking for a
white male,'5 foot, 7 inches tall and
140 to 150 pounds who robbed the
Tackle Box convenience store in
Fanning Springs on Saturday.
The suspect reportedly has short
reddish to light colored hair and is
clean shaven. He was last seen wear-
ing a sleeveless white shirt and plaid
white and black shorts.
According to Investigator Mike
Bell of the Levy County Sheriff's Of-
fice, the suspect fled the Tackle Box
parking lot in a white extended cab
pickup truck traveling north on US
19.
The clerk working behind the
counter at the Tackle Box on Satur-
day night told investigators that he
had locked the front door to handle
business in the back of the store when
he heard someone attempting to open
the door. When the clerk went to the
front door and let the white male in,
since the store was open for business,
the suspect followed the clerk behind
the counter and said he needed ciga-
rettes. The clerk then reportedly told
the suspect to remain on the oppo-
site side of the counter. The suspect
then pushed the clerk while holding
his right hand under his shirt as if he
had a weapon. The suspect told the
clerk to open the register and the sus-
pect then removed an undetermined
amount of cash.
A Levy County deputy was min-
utes from the robbery and searched
for the suspect in Dixie County after
he fled 'the store, but was unable to
locate the suspect.
Anyone who has information on
this robbery is asked to call Investi-
gator Mike Bell at (352) 486-5111.


of disappointment or failure.
The concept of dependability has
three parts: persons, promises, and
prices. First, dependability begins
with a relationship between at least
two people 'and goes both directions
in a relationship. Secondly, depend-
ability is a promise to fulfill certain
duties and is made by personal con-
sent. Lastly, dependability is paying
the price to keep one's promise.
Carolyn Thomas, a native of Gil-
christ County, and a Bell High School
alumna, is one such person'who can
be depended upon. On numerous oc-
casions she has demonstrated her de-
pendability, simply because as a child
her parents taught her that whatever
is asked of her, is what she is sup-
posed to do, which she learned quite
well. She is consistently on time fnd
follows through with any task set be-


fore her.
Since 1987, Thomas has worked
at Bell Elementary School. She is
presently serving as a guidance clerk
and is given many opportunities to be
there when a need arises. She uses
her relationships with parents to be of
assistance to them and their children.
Thomas tries to model dependability,
which gives her great joy. Whenever
there is a need to "switch gears," she
is always ready and waiting.
Thomas' greatest desire is to serve
others, and satisfaction comes each
week, as she and her husband serve
the Lord by making weekly visits to
hospitals and nursing homes, which
she sees as a divinely-inspired min-
istry to those who need a cheery
voice, a prayer, or consoling words.
Thomas shared, "I'm here for anyone
who needs me," and that statement


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Carolyn Thomas
is the ultimate embodiment of what
.dependability is all about.


Harrington joins Trenton Rotary Club

Tommy
Harrington,.
policy manager
for Quit Doc,
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into the Trenton
S' IRotary Club
on Monday.
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.fa Rotary
president
Lowell
Chesborough
:and Rotary
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Smith.
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BUDGET SUMMARY

Town of Bell, Florida Fiscal Year 2011-2012
*THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE TOWN OF
BELL, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA ARE 14.2% MORE THAN LAST
YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

Millage Per $1000
General Fund 2.0
Voted Debt 0


GENERAL
FUND
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD


SPECIAL DEBT
REVENUE SERVICE
FUND FUND
$135,000 $0


ENTERPRISE


TOTAL


FUND BUDGET
$0$0 $135,000


ESTIMATED REVENUES:


Taxes:


Millage Per $1000


Ad Valorem Taxes 2.0
Ad Valorem Taxes 0 (Voted Debt)
Sales and Use Taxes
Charges for Services
Intergovernmental Revenue
Licenses & Permits
Fines & Forfeitures
Franchise Fees
Interest Earned/Other
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportatiori
Debt Services
Human Services
Financial & Administrative
Internal Services (City Planning)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Reserves
TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


44,000

15,800
0
60,150
3,850
400
66,000
14,162


44,000


00 15,800
00 0
00 60,150
00 3,850
00 400
00 60,000
00 14,162


204,362 0 00 204,362

339,362 0 00 339,362

147,500 0 00 147,500
4,435 0 00 4,435
13,250 0 00. 13,250
46,500 0 00 46,500
0 0 00 0
0 0 00 0
33,150 0 00 33,150
5,500 5,500
250,335 0 00 250,335
89,027 0 00 89,027

339,362 0 00 339,362


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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NOTICE OF


BUDGET HEARING

The Town of Bell, Florida has tentatively adopted a

budget for 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL

DECISION on the BUDGET AND TAXES will be held

on September 26, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.,


at

Bell Town Hall

3240 West Railroad Lane

Bell, Florida 32619


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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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John's Comments
By John M. Ayers


I Letters.toIhe ditr I)


The Food Chain
This past week it seems the food
chain is alive and feeding as the bait
fish in the tidal flats are swimming
for their lives.
Several people that I have talked
with, all report unbelievable catches
of trout, red fish and other coastal
species.
Over the weekend I had the oppor-
tunity to catch a few mullet, in hopes
of capturing the big ones that have the
most fat in them at this time of year.
These are the best ones for smoking
over a bed of coals of red bay wood.
I like the taste of the fish when' they
have been smoked for several hours
over the bay wood. Many people use
different types of wood, but for me
Red Bay is the only wood I use to
smoke the fresh, fat mullet.
Growing up I often went with my
father to Cedar Key on the weekends
to pickup some fresh seafood. As a
family, we always enjoyed the fresh,
local seafood daddy would buy from


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several different places in the island
community of Cedar Key.
One of the most memorable places
was Mr and Mrs. P. H. Day's smoked
fish location right on SR 24 enter-
ing town. As Daddy ,was driving
into town, we could smell the aroma
of the fresh smoked mullet still on
the smoking trays when we passed
their location. Mr. P.H. Day would
smoke as many mullet with their
tails still intact, in order to meet the
weekend demand. If you got there
late, you were greeted with the Days
explaining, "We are out for today,"
but thanks for coming bye. Mr. P.H.
would always smoke his fish on a low
fire for a lengthy period of time. This
just seemed to make the taste that
much better.
To this day, I, too, enjoy trying to
make the mullet taste and smell as
good as the Days use to back in the
60s in Cedar Key. But then some
things will never be as good as I recall
experiencing them way back when.


"It takes a village to
raise a child"
Dear Editor,
Having owned and operated
Kathy's All Things Preschool in Bell
for the past 15 years I have had the
privilege 9f watching a lot of children
grow up. It seems that every time I
pick up the Gilchrist County Journal
lately there are pictures of 'our kids'
making great strides and achieving
much. How time flies! I think it was
an old African proverb that said, "It
takes a village to raise a child."
I am aware that there are a lot of
undesirable activities going on in our
community, but I seriously want to
take issue with the young man on the
front of last week's paper who said,
"everyone in Bell tries it," in regard
to drug use. I don't for a minute be-
lieve that all those high achievers that
I am seeing in the paper are foolish
enough to bow to peer pressure and
jeopardize their life, their reputation,


Noawr a iThe

By Carrie A. Mizell


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T1.962 ft. 3.155 ft. 0.511 ft.
3:48 AM 933 AM 5:15 PM
1.691 ft. 3.314 ft. 70.338ft.
S5:11 AM 10:55 AM'6:14 PM
2.923 ft. 1j.270 ft. 3.529 ft. 0.239 ft.
12:25 AM6:15 AM 12:01 PM 7:02 PM
3.143 ft. 0.798 ft. 3.709 ft. (0.250 ft.
12:59 AM 7:07 AM 12:58 PM 7:44 PM
3.349 ft. i0.343 ft. 3.798 ft. 0.375 ft.
1:31 AM 7:54AM 1:51 PM 8:24 PM
3.535 ft. -0.036 ft. 3.772 ft. 0.585 ft.
2:02 AM 8:40 AM 2:41 PM 9:02 PM
3.691 ft '-0.294 ft. 3.631 ft. 0.839 Tt
2:34 AM 9:25 AM 3:30 PM 9:40 PM


Equinox: 9/23 5:06 AM New Moon: 9/27 7:10 AT
Perigee: 9/27 9:00 PM


My morn was behind the wheel and I was rid-
ing shotgun down 1-77 somewhere in Ohio last
week, when I noticed something out of the comer
of my eye.
We were talking up a storm and I hated to in-
terupt, but was scared not to,..Finally, I said,
"Momma, I have to tell you something, but I don't
want you to panic."
Her eyes got really big and she said, "What is
it?!"
I said, "There is a huge grasshopper riding on
the ceiling of the car and it's just about to jump
on your head!"
We were doing 80 and I just knew that when
it jumped on her head, as it inevitably would, we
would crash and die in the Buckeye state.
"Don't do that to me!" she said. "I just knew
you were going to say your water broke."
Heaven help!.
Thank goodness we didn't have to welcome
my baby boy six weeks early while on a mother/
daughter trip to Ohio late last week. We're talking
811 miles of interstate highway and that's just one
way.
The grasshopper no doubt boarded our bus in
Charm, Ohio where we stopped, at my insistence,
to buy corn, pumpkins, mums, Indian corn and
bales of straw to use as fall decorations.
The fall foliage was for sale on the side of the
road. There was a flat bed trailer parked in front
of a house with all these decorations piled on it,
along with a sign explaining that the business
was run on the honor system. There was a little
box where we gladly handed over our cash in ex-
change for some inexpensive fall decorations.
I couldn't believe it. -Large pumpkins were
$2.50 there, whereas we pay $12 in Florida!

but we were in Ohio and it was in the
40s and 50s there. I was feeling fes-
tive and ready for all things fall. But I
must say, I did get a few strange looks
High on Monday evening as I stood on the
2.696 ft. front porch of our Trenton house set-
11:43 PM ting out my decorations!
I was putting out fall decorations
and my daughter, Allie Claire was
playing in the little swimming pool.
Yes, we live in Florida!
Mom and I had the best time shop-
ping at the Country, Living Fair in
Ohio, visiting Lehman Brothers
hardware store and seeing the Amish
farms.
A few of my favorite things include
the homemade diaper bag featuring
a hoot owl that I brought home for
our baby, a delicious slice of Maple
Pumpkin Cheesecake we ate while
M dining at an Amish restaurant, and
just being able to get some rest!


Jehovah Or Allah Or A Golden Calf?
(Kent Heaton)


In our compromising world of political correctness,
great efforts are made to defuse any difference between
various faiths and religions in the world. Often the
conclusion is drawn that all men worship the same God
but call Him by a different name. According to the
dictionary, "Allah" is the Islamic name of God. Is the
God of Islam the same God found in the Bible?
According to the word of God the God found in the Bible
is nothing like the God of Islam. The apostle Paul affirms,
"For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven
or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet
for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all
things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom are all things, and through whom we live. "
(1 Corinthians 8:5-6).
The worship of many gods is nearly as old as the DNA
of man. Even in the early history of the Jewish nation the
people turned to something other than the one God. When
the Lord delivered the Hebrews from the slavery of
Egypt; blessed them through his miraculous powers and
benevolent giving of food and water'; the people became
discouraged at Mt. Sinai and begged Aaron to make them
a god (Exodus 32). "So all the people broke off the
golden earrings .which were in their ears, and brought
them to Aaron. And he received the gold from their
hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and
made a molded calf Then they said, 'This is your god, 0
Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!' So
when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And
Aaron made a proclamation and said, 'Tomorrow is a
feast to the Lord'" (Exodus 32:3-5).
Aaron said the feast would be to honor "the Lord" but
the golden calf was not the one true God. What stood


before the people could be called "God" but' it was not
the same God that delivered them and fed them and
protected them. This god they worshipped was nothing
more than their selfish imagination. Jehovah warned the
people in the giving of the Law: "I am the Lord your
God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of
the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods
before Me" (Exodus 20:2-3). What made the difference
between Jehovah God and the golden calf? Who they
were!
Is "Allah" the same as Jehovah? One verse will show
that Allah and Jehovah are not the same: "For God so
loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the
world to condemn tle world, but that the world through
Him might be saved" (John 3:16-17). Islam rejects Jesus
as being 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). Allah did not send his son -
Jehovah God did. Jesus came to be the only way, the only
truth and.the only life. Everlasting lifecan only be found
with Jehovah and His Son. Salvation comes only through
the blood of God's Son; Jehovah's Son.
"For thus saith Jehovah that created the heavens, the
God that formed the earth and made it, that established
it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be
inhabited: I am Jehovah; and there is none else" (Isaiah
45:18 American Standard Version). When the Creator
says there is "none else" He means there is no other
one who can stand where He stands and receive honor as
He receives honor. Praise Jehovah only!


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


and yes even their witness for thei
Lord, to be cool! So many times thi
good kids are overlooked. I would
just like to say to those who don'
bend to the pressure; keep up thi
good work. You are our future lead
ers.
Kathy Spear:
Bel

Florida's environment
Dear Editor,
I am a charter member of SQO
(Save our Suwannee) founded ii
1992 to preserve and protect Florid,
Rivers and environment. Through
my association with SOS and my owr
research, I have obtained access tc
information and facts about Florida',
unique infrastructure. It involves a
delicate balance of vegetation, Kars
topography and underground aquifer,
which MUST NOT be tampered with
Remember how plans to cut Florida
in half for the Cross Florida Barge
Canal were halted at the last minute
after evidence was presented of the
importance of the Oklawaha River'
People just keep on trying to abuse
our state for profit and we have tc
keep a close vigil on them. I've been
out of the loop but this disturbs me
enough to look into the drilling issues
being proposed. I was upset over the
rumor that President Obama intends
to give Brazil oil drilling rights in oui
Gulf and I detest all the politics and
environmental issues being used as
campaign ammunition.
You had better believe one is play-
ing against the other for political
gain, but they would sell their grand-
mothers for the profits. It's worse
than wrong for us to sell out to some
foreign country and we should' be
screaming against it. I've heard ar-
guments both for and against drilling
for oil in Alaska. I don't have enough
information on that subject, as I be-
lieve in researching alternative fuel
sources.
I do know about Florida and I am
very concerned about our environ-
ment. For the sake of protecting our
pristine rivers and springs, therefore
our precious water supply, I encour-
age others to join me on the band-
wagon. For starters, let our legisla-
tors know your feelings and contact
SOS and other organizations dedicat-
ed to protecting our environment.

Linda Myer White
Bell

3 day music festival
is October 7-9

It's time for the Fall 2011 Farm
to Family Full Moon Festival. It's
the perfect time of year, and perfect
show to enjoy free primitive camp-
ing. Three days of live music begins
Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Farm to Fam-
ily events are always family friendly
and fun, with delicious food from a
number of vendors.
The festival village has a variety
of vendors with items such as hand-
made jewelry, exotic clothing, chair
massage, as well as rocks, crystals,
flutes and wood carvings.
Advance tickets to the show, which
is being held at 2800 NE State Road
47 in High Springs, will be sold for
$20. Part of the proceeds from the
festival will benefit Suwannee Valley
Leagues. For more information visit:
www.farmtofamily.com


Lottery Numbers

Wednesday

September 7

Lotto Drawing:
21-26-32-35-39-44/Xtra:5
One winner of the $10 million jack-
pot
5-Digit Winners:
2'8 at $5,577.50
4-Digit Winners:
1,528 at $86.00
3-Digit Winners:
33,321 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
0-6-1-1
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
6-0-5-1
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
0-6-5
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
0-6-2


Saturday

September 10

Lotto Drawing:
1-11-25-26-45-50/Xtra:3
No winner of the $2 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
34 at $4,828.50
4-Digit Winners
2,049 at $71.00
3-Digit Winners:
43,636 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
0-4-5-5
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
7-2-9-3
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
5-5-3
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
7-4-0


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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON


Last week my daughter Carrie anc
I took a five-day trip to Ohio. Yes, ii
did take us three days on the road, tc
s spend only two days up there, but ]
have to tell you it was worth it. How
blessed, am I to have five days tc
spend alone with my daughter! Let's
just say the girls did some talking.
We left Wednesday morning early
from Carrie's Callahan home and
pushed northward. By that evening
we had made it all the way to Beck-
ley, West Virginia. Before turning in
for the evening we visited Tamarack.
West Virginia has the most amaz-
ing craftsmen, craftswomen, and art-
ists who sell their work at Tamarack.
They have wonderful handmade
rocking chairs and quilts to die for,
along with a large collection of moun-
tain music, which is right next to the
books, all by West Virginia authors.
We had supper at the Greenbrier Cafe
where they served some wonderful
81 ham.
The next morning we were up early
and flying up and down and around
as 1-77 took us on a very beautiful
drive through the WV mountains. We
passed through the Big Walker Moun-
tain tunnel and found a few trees that
had already started to turn golden
yellow. We arrived in Williamstown
which is on the Ohio state line when
Carrie spotted a sign for the Woolen
Willow Quilt Shop. The Woolen Wil-
low is just off Interstate 77 and it was
just the stop for us because not only
did the store have quilting supplies
on one side but rustic antiques on the
other. While I was happily plundering
through the fabric, Carrie was dig-
ging in the antiques. Needless to say
we both found a few treasures.
Our biggest find might just have
been the restaurant we found by ac-
cident in the pretty town of Marietta,
Ohio, which is just across the Ohio
River from Williamstown. I have to
tell you, the sign drew us in the res-
taurant which has been. there since
1950. The barbecue joint is called
Bar-B-Cutie. It turns out the pulled
pork was delicious and the homemade
sauce was a red barbecue sauce, with
a lot of vinegar in it. It was in fact
simply divine. I just wanted to drink
it right out of the cup.
By early afternoon we arrived at
Lehman's Hardware in Kidron, Ohio,
just as the local livestock auction
was drawing to a close. The Amish
farmers filled the street with teams of
horses pulling their crates of hogs to
market. After spending several hours
in Lehman's we loaded our wares
and pulled away happily drinking a
Frostie Root Beer and chatting about
all the neat stuff the store has to offer.
They have everything from old fash-
ioned lard cans made in WV to every
possible kind of oil lamps known to
man and more pocket knives than I
have ever seen in one store.
We spent our last few hours of day-
light driving southwest to Columbus,
Ohio. Friday morning we jumped out
of bed just about beside ourselves be-
cause we were headed for the Coun-
try Living Fair with our early bird
passes in hand.
The Ohio Country Living Fair is
held at the Ohio Village which was
designed to recreate the appearance
of a typical county-seat town in Ohio
during the time of the Civil War. It is
a pretty neat'place because they have
brought in many of the historic build-
ings.
The fair itself was great, we saw
the most amazing work. Wonder-
ful handmade jewelry, bags, quilts,
scarecrows, you name it we saw it.
Antiques,' pottery, paintings, hand
woven bed coverings made in Ver-
mont, if an American artist or crafts
person makes it and its wonderful
you are likely to see it at the Country
Living Fair.
About the third booth we stopped
in at nearly took me to my knees.
Antique buttons, vintage ribbons and
lace, oh my, I knew I was in trouble.
As the day progressed I made several
runs to the car, packing in such items


I as brown transfer ware plates for Car-
t rie and brightly colored oil cloth for
-me.
By lunchtime we took a break, be-
cause we had seen so much pretty 'til
our eyes were plum crossed. After we
s feasted on freshly baked from scratch
pumpkin cake that a Amish lady sold
us, we rested a little while and were
I off again; we call it "getting our sec-
ond wind."
During the afternoon we met Cari
Cusksey of the HGTV show Cash &
Cari. She had a booth from her store
RePurpose in Northville, Michigan,
where she sells re-purposed. items
mostly found at estates sales. She was
really nice, she and Carrie have a lot in
common as her home is pretty much
furnished in re-purposed items.
After spending the afternoon admir-
ing such items as antique suit cases
covered with patchwork and stuffed
chickens made ofbrightly colored oil
cloth we found ourselves sitting on a
grassy knoll watching people taking
their newly found treasures home.
We had a great time people watching
while we sat eating salty sweetkettle
corn. We got so tickled watching two
women in their late 60s who had a
new acquired antique snow sled that
was about five feet long. These girls
were smart, because they had turned
the sled upside down and were carry-
ing it by the runners, one was in front
and one was in back of the upside
down sled. The runners were acting
as sideboards for about six bulging
shopping bags which were sitting on
the sleds floorboards.
While enjoying the fair I collect-
ed several business cards from the
booths that I liked best and thought I
would share their websites with y'all.
So have a look and let me know what
you think: woolenwillow.com; nifty-
thriftydrygoods.com; twiststyle.com;
countrythreads.com; jbsmercantile.
com; earthangelstoys.com; primi-
tivebeginnings.com; lenaemay.com;
and artifactsusa.com.
The Atlanta Country Living Fair
will be held at Stone Mountain on
October 21 thru 23 so it is not too late
to gather up a few like minded sisters
and head north to the Country Living
Fair in the South.
Next week I'll finish up my account
of our trip with the day we spent in
Holmes County, Ohio.
Saturday morning we were served
the most wonderful breakfast at the
Miller Haus Bed and Breakfast near
Berlin, Ohio. This is one of the dishes
that they served. It was so good, that
I made it Monday morning at home. I
am truly a Southern girl at heart and a
confirmed grits eater, but this oatmeal
recipe is really good. When making
it at home I cut the recipe in half and
it is just the right amount for an 8x8
dish.





cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
4 cups apple pie filling
Cinnamon
Spread apple pie filling in bottom
of greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle
with cinnamon.
Beat together first three ingredients
until creamy. Add the rest of the in-
gredients and beat until smooth. Pour
the oatmeal mixture on top of apples
and bake for 30 minutes at 350 de-
grees until golden brown. Serve with,
heavy cream a/k/a whipping cream.
Note: I pour about 1 tablespoon of
cream over each serving.
You can make your own apple pie
filling by cooking about 8 peeled cut
up apples with some brown sugar and
butter until the apples become ten-
der.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


Joslyn Danielle Fletcher


Bryan and Susan Fletcher of Ac-
worth (Atlanta), Georgia, proudly
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Joslyn Danielle. She was
born August 23, 2011, weigh-


ing 8 lbs. 13 oz and measuring 21
in. long. Maternal grandparents are
Kent and Karen Heaton of Trenton,
and paternal grandparents are Mike
and Lois Fletcher of Bell.


Gilchrist County Journal

Fax Service 463-7393 .


Your generosity and support was overwhelming
this past Saturday at our First Annual Fire
Department Boot Drive. A sincere thanks to all who
showed acts of kindness through words and
donations. We understand the financial restraints
most are currently under and yetthe success of this
boot drive was amazing.
Thanks Again.


Fanning Springs Fire Rescue


JI.a a a{ few&w ae


Rachael McKercher and Devin Smith

f,,y^^r$- ^


Stan and Marlys McKercher of and works with JoyTech Construction
Oviedo, Florida, announce the en- in Gainesville. Devin is a graduate of
gagement of their daughter, Rachael, Gateway College and Lorenzo Walk-
to Devin Smith of High Springs. Ra- er Institute and is lead mechanic for
chael is a graduate of the University Santa Fe Powersports in Alachua. A
of Florida in Building Construction March wedding is planned.


Happy Birthday wishes to Leonard
Percival, Bubba Beck, Jim Floyd,
Pricilla Ann Langford, Jackie Bar-
ron, Jr., and Colby Wilkerson on Sep-
tember 22; Anita Davis, Billy Hatch,
Owen Bullington, Becki Cannon, and
Monica Caraway on September 23;
Kathryn Houser, Timothy James, and
Diana Mathis on September 24; Tim
Langford, MaKensie Parrott, Carol
Trantham, and Lloyd Austin on Sep-
tember 25; Megan Mathis, Madeline
N. Coyer, William Billy Rogers, and
Brock Petrello on September 26; El-
len August, and "Bo" Robert Thomas
on September 27; Gwen Rexroat,
Debbie Barron and Jewel Davidson
on September 28.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Lee, Donnie and
Tammi Hicks on September 22; Mr.
and Mrs. Owen Bullington, Nonie
and Evelyn Flores-Remolader, Ken-
neth and Luna Collins on September
23; Mr. and Mrs. Mauldin on Sep-
tember 26; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Craft on
September 27; David and Constance
Gordan, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Parrish,
and Chris and Karissa Roberts on
September 28.


CITY OF TRENTON BUDGET SUMMARY

FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF TRENTON
ARE 11.98% GREATER THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
General Fund Proposed Millage -- 3.0000 Mills


GENERAL FUND REVENUE
Ad Valorem Taxes
Other Tax Revenue
Licenses
Intergovernmental
Service Fees
Fines
Miscellaneous
Earmarked
Grant Revenue
Total Operating Revenue


$163,642
$417,480
$8,200
$99,634
$226,094
$5,500
$29,350
$16,500
$1,000
$967,400


GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES


Commission
Finance / Administration
Legal Counsel
Comprehensive Planning
Non-Departmental
Police
Fire
Code Enforcement
Cemetery Maintenance
Roads & Streets
Recreation
Interfund Transfer,
Total Operating Expenditures
Total Non-Operating Expenditures
Total Expenditures
Fund Balance / Reserves


$44,250
$232,868
$22,900
$15,500
$24,500
$249,399
$78,144
$35,955
$250
$219,866
$9,300
$34,468
$861,912
$105,488
$967,400
$-0-


WATER & SEWER FUND REVENUE
Total Operating Revenue $1,016,389
r Total Non-Operating Revenue $ -0-
Total Revenue $1,016,389

WATER & SEWER FUND EXPENDITURES
Total Operating Expenditures $967,219
Total Non-Operating Expenditures $49,170
Total Expenditures $1,016,389
Fund Balance/Reserves $ -0-
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT FUND REVENUE
Total Revenue $216,924
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT FUND EXPENDITURES
Total Expenditures $36,000
Fund Balance/Reserves $180,924
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the City Manager in City
Hall located at 414 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida.


Recorded

Marriages in

Gilchrist

County
Steven Noah Edgell, 8/7/1987, and
Audrey Victoria McKoy, 1/29/1990,
both 'of Newberry, were married on
9/9/2011 in Fanning Springs by Ron-
ald A. McQueen, minister.
BrandonJosephHuerter, 1/10/1976,
and Lisa Ann Danser, 8/18/1984,
both of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, were
married on'9/10/2011 in Navarre by
Gary Agee, notary public.
William Russell Durham,
10/20/1968, and Mary Diane Beck,
9/18/1980, both of Hendersonville,'
were married on 9/10/2011 in Destin
by Robert C. Aldrich, minister.
Jarrod Phillip Skinner, 6/18/1976,
and Laura Jeanette Petty, 9/20/1974,
both of Winder, Georgia, were mar-
ried on 9/10/2011 in Amelia Island
by Rev. Shaun Lobo.
Kailen Hans Starkweather,
8/14/1990, and Courtney Lynn Colon,
5/24/1990, both of Wauseon, Ohio,
were married on 9/10/11 in Clearwa-
ter Beach by Rev. Lee Davis.


Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wayne Jones,


Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Adrienne Sny-
der of Bell, are happy' to announce
the marriage of their daughter, Tif-
fany Jean Snyder to Nicholas Wayne
Jones.
Tiffany is a 2004 Dixie County
High School graduate. She works at
Oak Hammock at the University of
Florida,
Nicholas is the son of Loretta Box
of Live Oak and the grandson of Mrs.
Faye Jones, andi the late Mr. Vassle
Jones, Jr. He was a 2000 Bell High
School graduate and works at Akins
Heating and Air.
The couple married on August 20,
2011, at Priscilla Baptist Church.
The bride's father gave the bride

Gilchrist

marriage aj
Matthew M. Remai, 7/14/1986,
and Rachel Catracy Allen, 8/15/1989,
both of Bell.
Alan Lee Finch, 9/25/1975, and
Katherine Courtney Whisman,
10/25/1980, both of Fishers, Indiana.
Matthew Bruce Cavenaugh,
9/9/1978, and Kristin Noelle Whit-


in marriage. Mr. Justin Smith of
Bloufistown, and Mrs. Bea Caldwell
(notary) performed the ceremony.
Lea Watkins served as the Maid of
Honor, and Brandon Ridgeway was
the Best Man. Bridesmaids were Jil-
lian Vorhees, Kirby Davis, and Ash-
ley Cooper. Groomsmen were Greg
Hodge, Jared "Frog" Cainley, and
Jason Griffis. Leia Haywood was the
flower girl and Mason Hodge was the
ring bearer. A reception was held at
the Suwannee River Shrine Club.
The couple will reside in Bell.
A special thank you to Mrs. Jo
Smith for coordinating the ceremony
and to Ms. Terri Langford for the
wedding photography.

County

applications
tington, 12/22/1979, both of Wilm-
ington, North Carolina.
John Randy James, 12/25/1957,
and TrevaAnnWhitehead, 11/5/1968,
both of Sellersburg, Indiana.
Dustin Richard Arndt, 4/27/1987,
and Amanda Christine Carter,
2/25/1987, both of DePere, Wiscon-
sin.


Page Four


NOTICE OF PROPOSED


TAX INCREASE

The City of Trenton has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy: .

A. Initially proposed tax levy................................ ....... $155,467



B. Less tax reductions due to
Value Adjustment Board and
other assessm ent changes.......................................................$774



C. Actual property tax levy.............................................. $154,693



This year's proposed tax levy............................................$163,642


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax
increase to be held on:


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011,

5:30 P.M.

at the

CITY OF TRENTON

COMMUNITY CENTER

214 SE THIRD AVENUE

TRENTON, FL 32693

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and
the budget will be made at this hearing.


V








THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Blessing of the
Animals at
McCall's Chapel

McCall's Chapel will hold the
Blessing of the Animals on October
8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Sometimes in
the spring, but most often in the fall,
a strange sight can be seen around
certain churches. When one passes
by they may see a procession of ani-
mals, a great variety of domesticated
pets, and work animals. They are led
this day to the church for. a special
ceremony called the blessing of the
animals.
St. Francis of Assissi was born on
October 4, and this blessing is held
in honor of his birthday and his great
love for the animals and the environ-
ment.
The bond between human and pets
is like no other relationship because
the relationship between human and
pet is one of the most basic bonds.
For a single householder a pet can be
a true companion. What joy we feel
when we return from work to find
our furry friend waiting for us. How
many seniors have their closest com-
panionvwith four legs?
How we have come to depend on
our friends to protect our law enforce-
ment officers, to sniff out bombs, and
drugs. How many people owe their
life to a rescue animal? Do we ever
thank that horse for the ride or the
fish for relaxing us?
Humans come to church where the
bond of creation is celebrated. But
humans are at the end of that cre-
ation. The animals were here first,
and humans are to rule over them.
If we seek the blessing of God why
should not his other creations?
The ceremony usually includes
a bible verse of two followed by
the general blessing of St. Francis,
"Blessed are you, Lord, God, maker
of all living creation. You called


forth fish in the sea, birds in the air
and animals on the land. You in-
spired St. Francis to call all of them
his brothers and sisters. We ask you
to bless this pet. By the power of
your love, enable it to live according
to your plan. May we always praise
you for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, in all
your creatures. Amen."
This is followed by individual
blessing of each animal asking God
to give it "a long life, good health and
a happy home."
If you have a service animal, see-
ing eye, a K 9 police officer, rescue
etc., call us at 396-935-9340 so we
may arrange a special time for you.
If you have any questions, feel free
to call this same number and ask for
Pastor Fred Taylor.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in Chiefland will hold its annual
Oktoberfest on October 2 after the
10:30 a.m. service. We will serve
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Every-
one is invited to join us. Come and
join us for worship, good food, fun,
and great fellowship. We will have
brauts, sauerkraut, potato salad, des-
serts; and much more.
Everyone is invited to attend.


Living Praise Church
of God Revival

Living Praise Church of God in
Trenton is hosting a Revival on Sun-
day, September 18, through Friday,
September 23, 2011, with Rev. Mi-
chael Stephens. Services began on
Sunday and will continue through


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2877 -
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
ASunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
1Ar Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor

1T '0W 4 a, weet eet "it :"4 lancett



New Beginning

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

Bro. Christopher Ruggles
Pastor

Cell: 352-222-0896 cruggles80@netzero.com

Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening Worship 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm



REVIVAL SERVICES

September 25 28
at

PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
t 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
Rev. Clifton Brown
from Covington, Georgia will be
preaching at each service. Special Music each night.
Service Times:
Sunday Night 6:00 pm
Monday Wednesday 7:00 pm.

For Information (352) 463-1562



7 First Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Brings Blessings"
Pastor Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
Keith McConnell Zane Salyers
Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Supper 5:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m. Worship Awana 6:20 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Discipleship Teen Discipleship 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Single Young Adult Ministries 6:30p.m.


352-463-2038 www.mvlbct.comi


Friday at 7:00 p.m. We are ex-
pecting divine intervention where
strongholds are torn down, chains are
broken, and people are freed from ad-
dictions.
For more information, call Pastor
Davis at 463-7775.


Motorcycle Ride

Lighthouse Word Church Motor-
cycle Club is having a free motor-
cycle ride on Saturday, September
24, beginning at the church at 8:50
a.m. The church is located at 2350
NW Hwy, Alt. 27 in Chiefland, Flor-
ida. Any motorcycle enthusiasts are
welcome to come. Please plan to eat
lunch in Crystal River.


Mt. Nebo Baptist Church will be
participating in the 24th Annual Na-
tional Life Chain on Sunday, October
2 from 2-3 p.m.
Last year, on the first Sunday of
October, in more than 1,800 loca-
tions in 1,500 cities and towns across
the United States and Canada, tens of
thousands of pro-life-people gathered
to pray silently beside major streets
and hold professionally-printed signs
that are provided at the site.
.Again this year, they 'will peace-
fully show their solidarity in the
Christian community for the sanctity
of human.life from conception to nat-
ural death. They will stand in honor
of the 50 million lives who have been
lost to abortion.
Every year young women report
deciding not to have an abortion after
reading the signs and seeing people
praying.
Students who participate under-
stand that a third of their generation
has disappeared and tried to convince


their friends at school not to kill their
baby.
Numbers of people step into vol-
unteer pro-life positions after being
part of a Life Chain--becoming more
aware of the need to pray for people
in crisis situations.
Pastor Jimmy Corbin of Mt. Nebo
Baptist Church serves as the Coor-
dinator for the Bell area. He invites
everyone interested in standing for
the sanctity of human life to come
join Mt. Nebo as they stand for the
unborn.
If you will be coming, please call
us at (386) 935-3575 to let us know
so we can have enough signs. We
will meet in front of Bell High School
at 2:00 p.m.
May God Bless you,
Pastor Jimmy Corbin


Study
The Old Town United Methodist
Women will have a study on Forgive-
ness and Reconciliation on Saturday,
September 24th. A morning snack
will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the
program beginning at 10 a.m. in the
Sanctuary. A noon lunch [optional]
will be available for $7. This is an
event that the North West District
UMW provides. All Christian wom-
en are welcome.
Dot Halvorsen
352-542-7697


Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church to host a
Gospel Sing

There will be a Gospel Sing on Fri-
day, October 7, 2611, at 7:00 p.m. at
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on CR
232 in Bell. 'Homeward Bound' will


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH


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


7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net wwvw. backtobethel. org


352-463-2028


WE WELCOME YOU' TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (SBo)
6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

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


be the featured group.
Come and be filled with blessings
and fellowship.

Revival Services
at Priscilla Baptist
Church
Pastor Ron Black and the mem-
bers of Priscilla Baptist Church, in
Bell, would like to invite you to join
with them in Revival Services begin-
ning Sunday evening, September 25
at 6 p.m. Services will also be held
Monday-Wednesday, beginning each
night at 7 p.m.
Brother Clifton Brown from Cov-
ington, Georgia, will be preaching
each service, and there will be special
music each night as well.
Priscilla Baptist Church is lo-
cated on West County Road 232 be-
tween Trenton and Bell. If you need
more information, the church can be
reached at (352) 463-1562.


St. Alban's Episcopal
Church donates
handmade items

The craft group from St. Alban's
Episcopal Church has been working
this year making ditty bags and knit-
ting or crocheting hats and scarves
for The Seamen's Church Institute
of New York and New Jersey. These
items are used as Christmas gifts for
the men who work on the water. The
group has made 54 scarves, 47 hats,
and 25 ditty bags. These items will
be sent to New York.
The group has also been busy
working on items for a craft boutique
that will be held in conjunction with
St. Alban's yard sale to be held on
October 7th and 8th. Please come to
the yard sale and visit our boutique.
The craft group would like to in-
vite any women to join our group.
We meet each Monday morning from
9:30 until noon in the fellowship hall
at St. Alban's located on Highway 19
north of Chiefland. You do not need
to be a member of St. Alban's to at-
tend. We would love to meet you.


Douglas Family Reunion

Marion and Etta Douglas family reunion will be held at Mary and Jack
Newell's house on the river on September 24, 2011. Bring a covered dish and
beverage. We will eat at 12 p.m. Bring chairs.


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BAPTIST CHURCH
LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE


Pine Grove Baptist Church
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 Einanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor Mike Chancey, Worship Pastor
Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions


Sunday School ........ ..... .... .. ...... ........... 9:15 a.m .
Morning Worship ......... ....... ............... 0:30 a.m.
Evening W orship ....................... ............................. 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career .................... 7:00 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services -


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF



HEALTH


GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


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


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


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


Fe. e

F E O P S CE S
FR CILH IM
FREE HI ETN


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.


Page Five.


Good Shepherd Mt. Nebo to Old Town United
Lutheran Church to participate in 24th Methodist Women
host Gemutlichkeit Annual National will have Forgiveness
life Chain and Reconeiliation


Ckurck Ncw,5


Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


Jilome of

Jirst 'Placeylcademy
,,9 Christ-Centered
College Preparatory School

1/linistry jof irsi /1''s ptist'Trenton


Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


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Springhouse
Quilters' news
The Springhouse Quilter's Guild
met on, Tuesday, September 13,
with President Pat Hodges offfi-
ciating. There were thirty-eight
members and three guests present.
Door prizes were won by Mary
!Rawlings, Frances Williams, Nor-
ma Fisher, Fran Roberts and Nancy
Coile. Congratulations ladies!
A workshop on bed runners was
taught by Norma Birman on Tues-
day, September 20. Participants.
will have a choice of selecting ei-
ther a log cabin design or a strip-
pieced pattern to construct their
bed runner. Bed runners are like a
throw coverlet for a bed or couch.
On Tuesday, September 27, Valer-
ie Malkemes, a Gainesville quilter
and instructor, will teach members
a cutting technique called "arrow-
heads." Her source of information
is a book called "Rotary Revela-
tions" Workshops are for mem-
bers to learn new cutting and piec-
ing techniques. Workshops will
begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Mandy Ramaswami reminded
members that the Hoffman Chal-
lenge will' be due on Octobet 11.
Also, community service projects
must be handed in by the end of
November. So far this year, 15
cruiser childrenn" quilts have
been donated and will be given
to children removed from their
home.
Nine members participated in
Show and Tell. Some of the items
shown ,were community service
projects, wall hangings and bed
size quilts. There is always tre-
mendous pride to witness the in-
herent love and skill conveyed by
each member when showing their
artful creation.
Springhouse is always grate-
ful for the yard and house upkeep
provided by Lancaster Correction.
Springhouse has a wonderful lo-
cation that is made beautiful by the
help provided by Lancaster.
A fabulous' covered dish lun-
cheon followed. Salads, casse-
roles, finger food, and scrumptious
desserts were served. There is
no question that fellowship, good
food, and true enjoyment combined
to highlight this special morning.
For information on Springhouse
Quilters contact Lois Scott, 463-
2207.


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Tiger Pride Band relaxes in between music selections.

THS Tiger Pride Band

Notes


By Debbie Lowery
We are all looking forward to the
big game this Friday when the Tigers
host the Bulldogs at Tiger Field.
Please join us for this great game
and our new performance!
Support your band and plan on din-
ner at the concession stand, too. We
are now featuring BubbaQues pulled
pork and sweet tea, Angus burgers,
italian sausage with onion and pep-
pers, chili dogs, and more good food.
Bring your noisemakers and come
enjoy the game with us!
The September Band Booster


meeting was held Tuesday, Septem-
ber 13, with important topics includ-
ing fairshare being presented.
If you missed this meeting, please
contact Ms. Worst for information.
Band Booster meetings are scheduled
for the 2nd Tuesday of each month at
6:30 in the band room.
We began our annual Cookie
Dough fundraiser Tuesday, Septem-
ber 20. This year we will also be
offering Ganovia coffee. See your
favorite band student or call the band
office to place your order.
Hope to see you at the game!


Full Service Tree Care
Licensed and Insured

352-221-0001
GREAT SERVICE! GREAT PRICE!
Family Owned


Mark your

calendar!
Bell High School will be celebrat-
ing Homecoming 2011 during the
week of October 3-7.
This year's homecoming theme is,
"Bell High School's 'Wacked Out
Homecoming!'" According to Bell
High School teacher Brad'Surrency,
this year's theme is really no theme
whatsoever, so it should be interest-
ing to see what the students come up
with.
Highlights of homecoming week
include a Bulldog Growl, and the
ever-popular homecoming parade, all
leading-up to the big game on Friday,
Oct. 7 when the Bulldogs will host
Hilliard.

Trenton Fire
Department and
Trenton Elementary
School team up for
fundraising
The Trenton Fire Department and
Trenton Elementary School will be
having a fundraiser on September
23rd and 24th at Hitchcock's and
the traffic light. This fundraiser
will benefit the Trenton Elementary
School's' Positive Behavior Store,
also known as the PBS store. The
PBS store is a program that gives
students incentives for positive be-
havior, and attempts to reinforce
positive behavior.
Fifty percent of all. donations col-
lected will go directly to the PBS
store. The rest of the proceeds will
go to the Trenton Fire Department.
We would appreciate your sup-


4 Pets Sake
Submitted
Sorry we ran out of food for our
benefit lunch. Although lunches are
relatively new to us, with experience
comes improvements. Please accept
our apologies.
We have a bunch of things planned
and they are coming up soon. On
-Saturday;,October-1, there will be


Budget Summary
Suwannee River Water Management District Fiscal Year 2011-2012
General Fund Special Revenue Funds Total All Funds


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES
Ad Valorem Taxes (Millage per $1000 / 0.4143 Mills)
Documentary Stamp Taxes
Florida Forever
PERMIT AND LICENSE FEES
OTHER INCOME
INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES
2011 Legislative Appropriations
Local Revenues
Wetlands Grant
DEP Coastal Zone Management Grant
ERP Grant
Suwannee River Partnership Grant
Delineated Areas Grant
DOT Grants
Dept. of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Water Protection & Sustainability Grant
DEP Monitoring Grant
SWIM Revenue
FEDERAL GRANTS
FEMA Grants
NRCS Grants
TEA-21 Grant
MISCELLANEOUS REVENUES
Interest and General Sales
Timber Sales
P2000 Resale. USFS/PCS
PCS Mitigation Funds
Otter Springs Revenue
R.O. Ranch.
FUND TRANSFERS
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
AND BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Salaries And Benefits
Other Personal Services
Expenses
Operating Capital Outlay
Fixed Capital Outlay
Interagency Expenditures
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Reserves


TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


$10,085,626


$5,412,674
$0
$0
$0


$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$96,800
$0

$0
$0
$0

$158,000


$0
$0
$0
$5,667,474


$15.753.100


$4,176,368
$7,125,043
$1,415,889
$151,000
$0
$124,800
$12,993,100
$2 760 000


$15,753,100


$24,326,784


$0
$2,265,838
$0
$302,367


$0
$0
$247,000
$0
$453,000
$0
$40,000,
$30,000
$0
$1,233,000
$0
$0


$34,412,410


$5,412,674
$2,265,838
$0
$302,367


$0
$0
$247,000

$453,000
$0
$40,000
$30,000
$0
$1,233,000
$96,800
$0


$1,023,500 $1,023,500


$225,000
$0

$50,000
$1,000,000
$0
$0
$440,000
$0
$0
$7,309,705


$31 636,489


$1,359,729
$12,020,204
$812,236
$67,000
$7,207,820
$1,359,500
$22,826,489
$8,810,000


$31,636,489


$225,000


$208,000
$1,000,000
$0
$0
$440,000
$0
$0
S$12.977.179


$473 89R589


$5,536,097
$19,145,247
$2,228,125
$218,000
$7,207,820
$1,484,300
$35,819,589
$11.570.000


$47,389,589


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


FOOTBiALL NEWS


St John Lutheran tops Bell


By John M. Ayers
Friday night the Bell Bulldogs
were in Ocala to take on the St.
John Lutheran Saints in a non-dis-
trict battle. The Bulldogs struggled
in keeping the host out of the end
zone as the Saints defeated the
Bulldogs 77-14.
St. John opened the first quarter
scoring 21 points. In the second pe-
riod, Bell's Travis Bryant scored a


touchdown and Austin Richey scored
a 2-point conversion. St. John also
scored 35 points in the second period
to hold a 56-8 lead at halftime.
St. John scored 14 points in the
third period. The Bulldogs' Abdul
Mkuu scored a touchdown in the
fourth period. St. John closed out the
fourth period scoring 14 points to
take the win.
James Oslager's 8 tackles and 1 as-


sist and Justin Terry's 6 tackles and
9 assists led the Bulldogs defense.
Friday night the Bulldogs will
travel to the south end of the county
to take on the (3-0) Trenton Tigers.
This game will be exciting, as Bell
will have something to prove by
upsetting the Tigers. Both of these
teams are in the Rural District 6 1A.
The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


Trenton Tigers at Bishop Snyder


by KayLee Crawford
On Friday, September 16, 2011,
the Trenton Tiger Football team
traveled to Jacksonville to play
Bishop Snyder. For the second
week in arow, the Tigers left their
opponent scoreless! Finishing the
game 52-0. The Tigers are un-
defeated, 3-0, and this week they
will be kicking off games in our
district, starting with the Bell Bull-
dogs. Rushing yards total for the
team Friday was 458 yards. Ced-
rick Stokes had 10 attempts with
106 yards total and his longest run
was for 40 yards. Kenny Deen had
4 attempts with 53 yards total and


a yard sale along with the breakfast,
which will start at 7:30 a.m. at the
Bell Community Center. On Sat-
urday, October 15, in Old Town at the
Community Center at 100 N.E. 790th
St. 4 Pets Sake will have a benefit
breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Call 352- 542-2955 or 386-935-
0975.
Our spay and neuter program is
booked for September and we have
already scheduled October surgeries.
For more information e-mail four-
petssake 1 @windstream.net.
Hope to see you at one of these
events.
Just for the love of them
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SHINE News
By Mary Lee Tanca,
Medicare parts C and D open en-
rollment begins and ends earlier this
year. Medicare open enrollment pe-
riod for parts C (health plans) and
D .(drug plans) will begin October
15 and end December 7. SHINE, a
volunteer program with the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs, is here
to help you understand your choices.
We begin before open enrollment to
assist you in filling out the paperwork
necessary to run the plans for you.
Please bring your Medicare card,
your part C or part D card, and your
Rx bottles, (we can take a 90 day
print-out of your drugs from your
pharmacist instead). When the site
opens for us on October 15, we will
input your information and run your
drugs to find the best plan at the least
cost for you. We will NOT enroll you
in any plan without your approval.
Please remember that SHINE is
available year round at either of our
monthly sites or by calling 1-800-
262-2243 to be referred to a volunteer
near you. SHINE offers confidential,


run for 50 yards. Leondre Mathis ,
had 16 attempts with 157 yards to-
tal, and led the team with a run for 5
yards. The top two receivers for the
team were Jonathan Smith and Hamp
Cheevers. Jonathan received a pass
and ran 9 yards for a touchdown.
The team has been working on hits
and tackles and it was evident in their
game Friday. Jonathan Smith led the
team with 7 tackles and I assist. He
was followed by Breon Sims with
5 tackles and 2 assists, Hunter Par-
rish with 3 tackles and 7 assists, and
Colton Duquette with 4 tackles and
5 assists. The Tigers had two inter-


free and one-on-one counseling.
SHINE will be at the following
sites:
Saturday, September 24, 9:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m., Palms Medical
Group, Trenton.
Wednesday, September 28, 10:00
a.m.-Noonk Trenton Library.
Wednesday, September 28, 2:00
p.m.-4:00 p.m., Cross City Library.
Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 a.m.,
Dixie Co. Senior Center (SREC), 314
NE 255 St., Cross City.
Wednesday, October 12, 9:00
a.m.-non, Trenton Library.
Wednesday, October 12, 2:00
p.m.-5:00 p.m., Cross City Library.


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ceptions one each by Cedric Stokes
and Stephen Smith.
Touchdowns Friday were led by
Cedric Stokes and Jonathan Smith
with two touchdowns followed by
Kenny Deen, Leandre Mathis, and
Hamp Cheevers all with one touch-
down.
The Tigers' hard work from the
coaching staff to the players has
paid off.
The Tigers welcome the Bell
Bulldogs to THS Friday night with?
the kickoff set for 7:30 .p.m.
Get ready Tiger fans, because the
Tigers are coming!


Purple Powerhouse
Band news
Submitted
The Purple Powerhouse Band is
off to a great start for the 2011-2012
season. The band will be performing
this week at the Trenton vs. Bell foot-
ball game on September 23 in Tren-
ton. The Bell and'Trenton bands will
be performing together at the end of
the game.
The band will also be competing
at the Citrus High School Marching
Festival in Ocala on October 1. There
will be over 20 bands attending from
all over the state. It is an amazing
event to see all of the bands perform.
The band will be selling poinset-
tias for the upcoming holiday sea-
son. This fundraiser will begin soon
and its proceeds will go towards the
purchase of new marching band uni-
forms.


www. gilchristschools.schoolfusion. us
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL ELEMENTARY
9/22 Progress Reporti go Home @BES
3:15-5:15pm ARAftemrnoon @BES
9/23 3rd Grade Field Trip (Santa Fe Planet/Zoo)
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
9/22 Progress Reports go Home @BHS
5:00pm JV volleyball game vs/Dixie County @Dixle
6:30pm Varsity volleyball game vs/Dixie County @Dixie
6:30pm JV football game vs/Mayo @Mayo
9/23 JROTC (Hat)Fundraiser @THS football game
7:30pm Varsity football game vs/Trenton @Trenton
9/27 5:00pm Varsity volleyball game vs/Union County @BHS
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
9/22 6:30 FL Farm Bureau Dinner
7:00 Cub Scout Round Up
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
9/22 Progress Reports
4:00 MS, JV, V Volleyball at Chiefland
7:00 JV Football v. Branford
9/23 7:30 V Football v. Bell Home
9/26 5:00 JV, V Volleyball v. Newberry Home
9/28 Gilchrist Writes #1


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Suwannee River Water Management District

has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year

2011-2012



This notice is applicable to the following counties:



All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,

Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union

Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson,

Levy, Putnam



A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on

the budget AND TAXES will be held-on

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

at:

Suwannee River Water Management District

9225 County Road 49

(corner of US 90 and CR 49) Live Oak, FL


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


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Rainbow bay in TES Pre-K
After two weeks of wearing the colors of the rainbow, on Friday, September 16, Mrs. April and Mrs. Sheila's class
held Rainbow Day. Our class made hats, colored rainbows, and learned about each color throughout the two weeks.
Lots of fun learning!


Camp Safe Haven
for adults set for
October 2
Camp to help adults cope with
loss
There are many feelings people
experience when dealing with a loss.
Grief, sadness, anger and confusion
are just a few. However, everyone
grieves differently, so a different
counseling approach is needed.
Haven Hospice's Healing Hearts
program will host a special Camp


Safe Haven for adults on Sunday,
October 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Camp Kulaqua, 23400 NW 212 Ave
in High Springs.
The day camp is specially designed
for adults who have experienced the
loss of a loved one. The camp pro-
vides an opportunity to for healing,
education and reflection.
Camp Safe Haven is offered as a
service by Haven Hospice Healing
Hearts and there is no cost to attend.
However, registration is required
and space is limited. Lunch and
snacks will be provided. For more
information or to register for Camp


Safe Haven, please contact Vonceil
Levine, MSW, at 352.692.5105 or
800.727.1889.
Haven Hospice's Healing Hearts
program provides individual, family
and group counseling to help anyone
who is coping with grief, regardless
of how the loss occurred. Skilled Ha-
ven Hospice social workers also as-
sist in times of community crisis and
tragedy, such as providing debriefing,
services for emergency personnel in
a crisis and caring for health profes-
sionals. Haven supports grieving
children and families in a multitude
of ways.


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accident
A Gulf Hammock man was injured
Sunday evening while he was hunt-
ing in a private club in Levy County.
John C. Champion (DOB 09/25/89)
was hunting from his Polaris Ranger
in the Fiber Factory Hunt Club, ac-
cording to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
investigators.
Champion, who is a paraplegic,
was hunting alone around 6 p.m. and
was attempting to cock his crossbow.
He accidently fired the bolt through
his left foot, pinning his foot to the
floor of the Ranger, investigators
said.
He attempted to free his foot, but
was unsuccessful. He then tried to
drive out, but became stuck on some
brush.
Other hunters and family members
arrived a short time later and took
Champion to Levy County paramed-
ics.
Champion was transported to the
Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal
River for treatment. He suffered a
puncture wound and several broken
bones in his left foot, said FWC in-
vestigators,
FWC officials are investigating the
incident.




Camp Safe Haven
for children set for
October 1
Camp to help children cope
with loss in a unique way

Submitted
There are 'many feelings' people
experience when dealing with a loss.
Grief, sadness, anger and confusion
are just a few. However, children,
teens and adults all grieve differently,
so a different counseling approach is
needed.
Haven Hospice's Healing Hearts
program will host Camp Safe Haven
for children on Saturday, October 1
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson
Columbia Facilities, US Hwy 349 N
in Old Town.
The day camp is designed for chil-
dren ages 6 to 12 who have experi-
enced the loss of a loved one.
The camp provides fun and thera-
peutic activities to hep children work
through their grief. It is also an op-
portunity to share experiences with
other children like themselves.
Camp Safe Haven is offered as a
service by Haven Hospice Healing
Hearts and there is no cost to attend.
However, registration is required and
space is limited. Lunch and snacks
will be provided. For more informa-
tion or to register for Camp Safe Ha-
ven, contact Vonceil Levine, MSW,
at 352.692.5105 or 800.727.1889.
Haven Hospice's Healing Hearts
program provides individual, family
and group counseling to help anyone
who is coping with grief, regardless
of how the loss occurred.
Skilled Haven Hospice social
workers also assist in times of com-
munity crisis and tragedy, such as
providing debriefing services for
emergency personnel in a crisis and
caring for health professionals. Ha-
ven supports grieving children and
families in a multitude of ways.


Chamber
1 Gilchrist
County

Connection ,
Submitted tour and a native plant and tree tour
Suwannee Valley Players-- on a 1/2 mile boardwalk. Master
Murder of Scarecrows; show times Gardeners, Institute of Food and
are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Agriculture Science (IFAS), FFA,
September 23 and 24 and 2:30 p.m. and 4-H exhibits and displays.
on Sunday, September 18 and 25. Food, nursery, vendors, music,
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 and children's entertainment. En-
for students K-12 and seniors 65 or try fee is $2. Contact Mitchell or
older. Visit www.svplayers.org for Faye at (352) 463-3444 for more
more information, information.
Gilchrist County Woman's Palms Medical Group 40th
Club Indoor Rummage Sale--Fri- Aniversary 2nd annual Health
day, September 23 and Saturday, and Fun Fair--September 24 at
September 24 at 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. Fun, food,
p.m. on Hwy. 339 in Trenton. door prizes, games, health screen-
Homeless Veteran's Stand ings and free stuff. "Steel Bridge"
Down--Sponsored by Florida will perform. For more informa-
Crown Workforce on September tion contact Eileen Senecal at 463-
23, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Lake City 4529.
National Guard. For more informa- Otter Springs Park and
tion, contact Jim at 386-755-9026, Campground--Saturday, Septem-
ext. 3101. ber 24 at 10:00 a.m. --It's Time to
2nd Annual Kicking Cancer's Read! Literacy Program, ages 4-8.
Butt Poker Run--September 24, Join Otter Springs and Gilchrist
2011. Registration is from 8:30 County Library for an interactive
a.m.-10:00 a.m. Starts at Bub- children's reading program.
baQue's in Chiefland and ends at Gilchrist County Animal
BubbaQue's in Cross City. Pre-or- Services--l1st Annual Kickball
der your Poker Run t-shirt and get Tournament--$100 Team entry
information at www.KickingCan- fee--Double Elimination Tourna-
cerButt.info. ment--October 1, 2011, at Hart
Hart Springs Annual Nature Springs Park. Teams must register
Festival--Saturday, September 24, by September 23, 2011. Contact
from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. The Tanya Rippy at 352-463-4084.
event will include a bird watching


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT

OF ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida
Statutes, as amended, that the ordinance, the title of which hereinafter
appears, will be considered for enactment by the City Council of the
City of Fanning Springs, Florida, on October 4,2011 at 5:00 p.m.in the
City Council Meeting Room, City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th
Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida. Ordinance No.
2011-003 provides for the voluntary annexation of a parcel of land.
contiguous to the boundaries of the City of Fanning Springs, Florida,
as shown on the location map below. The area to be annexed is
located in Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist
County, Florida. The area to be annexed consists of 14.28 acres, more
or less. The complete legal description of the area to be annexed, as
well as a copy of the ordinance, can be obtained from the Office of the
City Clerk,City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee
River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular business hours.


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The title of said ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION; MAKING FINDINGS; ANNEX-
ING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT, AND
CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLASSIFICA-
TION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING THAT
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED
SHALL BE ASSESSED FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM
TAXES AND BE SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESS-
MENTS; PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES, TRADES,
OR PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PROFES-
SIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK WITHIN
SEVEN DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE
CERTIFIED COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC
RESEARCH,THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA,THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,THE TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
At the aforementioned meeting all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the ordinance.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions
made at the public hearing,they will need a record of the proceedings
and, for such purpose,they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. September 22,2011 b


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


2011 Community Character Forum held


Character Forum participants, left to right, are Cadet 1st Sgt. Nick Sanders, 1st Sgt. Jon Meinholz, Sue
Reed, Rick Reed, Jonathan Reed, Bob Clemons and Jo Buckles.


Submitted by Geneva Cornwell
The eighth annual "Community
Character Forum" was held last
Monday night at the Bell Commu-
nity Center in honor of recently de-
. parted Council member, Jessie Lee.
The decorations were colorful, the


TAKE ACTION
NOW! Get involved
and make your voice
heard on Voting
Districts
By Charles Milsted
Floridians have been turning out
in droves at recent public meetings
across the state. Surprisingly, the
topic that's attracting heated com-
ments and widespread media cover-
age is one that some might see as bor-
ing: re-drawing voting-district lines,
or re-districting.
Once every 10 years, Florida law-
makers must redraw Congressional
and state legislative districts using
new Census data. Voting district
lines are important. Draw them fairly,
and no political incumbent or politi-
cal party gains an unfair advantage.
Draw them unfairly, and politicians
get to choose their voters. Bizarrely
shaped districts can skew elections
long before any candidate qualifies
for office.
In November 2010;,Eloridians vot-
ed 63 percent to 37 percent for two
new constitutional amendments in-


food delicious, and the fellowship
delightful. The dinner was prepared
and served by Council members. Af-
terwards, very interesting talks were
given regarding character education
and how it is affecting our county as
a whole, but, more importantly, the


tended to make Florida's legislative
and Congressional voting districts
fairer and more representative of
Florida communities.
Amendments 5 & 6-approved by
voters by nearly 2-1 last November
- are intended to ensure that districts
will not be drawn to favor or disfavor
one candidate or party, and to ensure
minorities an equal opportunity to
participate in the political process.
But enacting the amendments was
only the first stage of a two-year pro-
cess in redrawing voting districts.
Next, lawmakers have to. draw
the district maps. Over the past few
months, as part of Florida's re-dis-
tricting process, lawmakers held a
series of hearings across the state to
gain input from its residents.
AARP members and representa-
tives of other groups are voicing a big
concern at the hearings: Legislators
have not provided draft maps for the
public to comment on. Without maps,
AARP volunteers and members say,
it can be difficult for residents to un-
derstand what districts might be cre-
ated. Meanwhile, legislators also set
an initial timetable that left the draw-
ing of maps for late in the 2012 legis-
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goodness it is creating in the lives of
our young people.
To the delight of everyone, four
JROTC cadets attended the Forum
and Cadet 1st Sgt. Nick Sanders,
dressed in a colonial patriot uniform,
recited a poem describing the colors


candidates to understand the districts
they might be running in.
Pointed criticism seems to be hav-
ing an impact. Legislative leaders are
now talking about providing maps at
an earlier point in 2012, so members
of the public can see what's in the
works.
Meanwhile, AARP urges you to
take an active role in choosing your
elected officials. For more informa-
tion, please go to www.aarp.org/fl
or visit www.floridaredistricting.
org. You also should call your local
state representative or senator to urge
them to adopt voting districts that
allow voters to choose their elected
representatives not the other way
around.


Diamond Rio to
perform at FGC
By Troy Roberts,
For more than 20 years, Diamond
Rio has attracted crowds of thousands
wherever they've performed. They'll
bring their success to Florida Gate-
way College on September 24 when
they perform as part of the FGC En-
tertainment series.
"I think our success has come from
the fact that we work really hard to
find material that's right for us," said
Diamond Rio's Gene Johnson, who
plays mandolin, guitar and fiddle for
the band. "It's a painstaking process.
There are six of us and we all have a
vote on what gets recorded and what
doesn't. That gives you six opinions
and we always try to find the ones
that we're all in agreement on."
The band has had more hits than
you could count on both hands. 'Meet
in the Middle' was first and was fol-
lowed by 32 more chart singles, in-
cluding four more No. 1 hits: 'How
Your Love Makes Me Feel,' 'One
More Day,' 'Beautiful Mess' and 'I
Believe.'
Diamond Rio has garnered 13
Grammy nominations throughout its
career, and earned its first Grammy
win last year for its 2009 release,
"The Reason." This release was the
group's first venture into the Chris-
tian music genre.
"That was something on our buck-
et list," Johnson said. "You know,
for years we were on Arista Records
and we couldn't do those things. We
wanted to do a Christmas album, they
weren't really into it. We wanted to
do a Christian album, they weren't
really into it. They were looking at
numbers and sales, and when we
splintered off a few years ago, the
first thing we did was a Christmas
album. We recorded it on our own,
took it around to some labels and the
Word Records was the first that saw
it and wanted to put it out. After the
release of that album, they asked us
to do a Christian album.
"The opportunity was there, and
it kind of fell into our laps. It wasn't
next on our list to do, but the oppor-
tunity came up and we took it," he
said.
In between concerts, the group is
back in the studio working on some-
thing a little more familiar, Johnson
said.
"We're returning to straight-ahead
country for this album, and after do-
ing this one, we'll probably go back
and knock another one off the bucket
list," he said.
The September 24 concert is spon-
sored by Shands Lake Shore Re-
gional Medical Center and CMS Pro-
fessional Staffing, Inc. Lake City's
own Nashville recording artist Adam
Sanders will open the show, which
takes place in the college's Howard
Conference Center, at 7 p.m. Dia-
mond Rio will take the stage around
8:15 p.m.
"We will do a bunch of the hits,
probably a few songs off the new
album, and throw in some stuff that
nobody would expect us to play,"


of our nation's flag, and led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Council President Pete Randolph
was moderator, and introduced the
following people, who gave a brief
talk associated with what they in-
dividually are doing to promote
moral character: Jonathan Reed,
LCI teacher; 1st Sgt. Jon Mein-
holz, BHS-JROTC Instructor; Bob
Clemons, School Board member;
Sue Reed, THS teacher; Tommy
Langford, County Commissioner;
Rick Reed, BHS Principal; and Jo
Buckles, Ayers Rehab Center Ex-
ecutive Director. All made it very
apparent the importance of the need
for on-going teaching and learning
of good character, no matter the
age.
With service as one of many char-
acter qualities, Commission Lang-
ford told of the initial 'possibilities'
meeting held in July concerning the
organization of a County Assistance
Service Team. He said that the de-
tails are presently being worked out
for such a volunteer group to help
needy widows and disabled veter-
ans in our county.
At the close of the evening's fes-
tivities, Mary Afm Lee was present-
ed with a fold-out display board on
which was printed descriptions
of the wonderful character dem-
onstrated during the lifetime of
her husband. The board had been
signed by many who attended the
Forum.


Johnson said. "We like to be a little
unpredictable at times."
Tickets for .the concert are still
available at $25 for general admis-
sion and $15 for FGC students, facul-
ty and staff. They can be purchased
by calling (386) 754-4340 or visiting
www.fgcentertainment.com.


Integrating Land,
and Wildlife
Management
workshop series
Workshop 1: Turkey on Your Land
will be held on Monday September
26, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. at Levy County Extension Of-
fice, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27),
Bronson, FL 32621. Learn how to
manage your land to increase turkey
populations.
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By Angie Land


Wilderness Series 10
Ready to leave the wilderness
anyone? While it seems like our
ten-week trip has gone by quickly,
anyone who has spent even ten min-
utes in the wilderness will say it feels
much longer. I am sure the Israelites
would agree, and I know that I do. At
the beginning of this journey, I shared
several of the many changes my fam-
ily has experienced over the past
year. I thought maybe the dust would
finally settle for a while, but God had
another thing or two to teach me. So
while I'm still getting used to being a
mother-in-law, an adopted mom, and
having an out-of-town college stu-
dent, I've recently been asking God,
"What's next?" I ask this because I
sense He is up to something...He is
always up to something! Jesus con-
firmed this in John 5:17 when He
said, "My Father is always at work
to this very day, and I, too, am work-
ing."
So exactly what is next for me and
for you as we prepare to leave our
time in the wilderness? For heaven's
sake, some of us have been here so
long it feels like home, but please
don't settle for a tent in the dust when
God has a Promised Land flowing
with milk and honey waiting for you.
While some may be tempted to stay,
still others catch a glimpse of what is
waiting on the horizon to turn into the,
proverbial bull in a china shop. Nei-
ther is a wise approach.
Let's rejoin our fellow travelers in
Joshua 3:5 as the Israelites prepare
to cross the Jordan River: "Joshua
told the people, 'Consecrate your-
selves, for tomorrow the Lord will
do amazing things among you.'" In
other words, get ready!! Consecrate
means to purify, and the Israelites
understood this outward cleansing
ritual to symbolize approaching God
with a pure heart. Now look further
to verse 9: "Joshua said to the Isra-
elites, 'Come here and listen to the
words of the Lord your God.'" In
the verses that follow, God had some
very specific instructions for His
people as they left the wilderness to


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begin a new life. I believe these two
factors are still vital to us today.
After a season in the wilderness,
there should be a time when we begin
to anticipate God performing a new
work in our lives. Our response to
this anticipation should be to prepare
ourselves for what God wants to do,
purify ourselves through repentance,
and then draw near to listen hard for
what God would say to us.
In Isaiah 43, God reminds Israel
that it was He "who made a way
through the Red Sea, a path through
the mighty waters" as they left Egypt.
In verses 18 and 19, He instructs Is-
rael to "Forget the former things, do
not dwell on the past. See I am doing
a new thing! Now it springs up; do
you not perceive it? I am making a
way in the desert and streams in the
wasteland." God so loves to do a
new thing in our lives, but He won't
force it on us...we have to be willing
and believe. Unbelief caused an en-
tire generation to miss the Promised
Land and die in the desert. By all
,means, let's don't repeat their mis-
take...I don't want to miss a single
thing he has for us! So, as we bid
farewell to the wilderness, let's antic-
ipate God's new work, prepare our-
selves, and listen for the word of the
Lord...then let's get moving, because
every heart matters!
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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Humane or


hosts Civil War Expo


The Department of Environmental
Protection's Olustee Battlefield His-
toric State Park will host the annual
Civil War Expo on Saturday, Septem-
ber 24, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors will have the opportunity to
immerse themselves in real-life Civil
War military encampments featuring
skilled re-enactors to learn about the
hardships and victories of war.
The annual Civil War Expo is a
day of authentic military drills, mu-
sic and storytelling, exhibits, period
artisans and traveling merchants. The
event features re-enactors portraying
both military and civilian life during
the Civil War. Period musicians will
perform music of the 1800s through-
out the day. Demonstrations of black-
smithing, as well as, authentic weap-
ons and fighting tactics used in the
Civil War are scheduled.
The Battle of Olustee was fought
in February 1864, when Union troops
marched west from Jacksonville
seeking to deprive the Confederacy
of food and other supplies from Cen-
tral Florida. The Battle of Olustee
resulted in a Confederate victory and
the containment of Union troops to
the Jacksonville area until the war


Re-enactors play music from the 1800s at Olustee Battlefield Historic
State Park.


ended nearly 14 months later.
The Civil War Expo will be open
to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A donation of $5 per vehicle is re-
quested and all proceeds benefit the
Olustee Battlefield Citizens Support
Organization and the Olustee Battle-
field Historic State Park. The Olustee
Civil War Expo is sponsored by the


New, earlier start to Medicare

annual election period


Submitted
Many individuals may be unaware
that the Medicare Annual Election
Period (AEP) will now start on Octo-
ber 15 instead of November 15. The
Florida Department of Elder Affairs'
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders)' program under-
stands how difficult it can be to keep
track of all the changes related to
Medicare such as the new AEP dates.
This is one of the reasons the SHINE
program is available to provide free
help for Florida Medicare beneficia-
ries as they carefully evaluate their
health care options and make selec-
tions before time runs out on Decem-
ber 7.
During the Annual Election Pe-
riod, Medicare beneficiaries have
the opportunity to make changes to
their Medicare Prescription Drug or
Medicare Advantage plans. The new
AEP allows beneficiaries seven ex-
tra days to make plan choices while
avoiding the end-of-year holidays.
Still, SHINE suggests; beneficiaries
to.review thei benhefiL prior to, the
October 15 AEP start date.
- There are a variety of reasons why
beneficiaries should review benefits
each year or make changes to their
coverage. For example, individuals
often experience subtle changes in
their health over the course of the
year, and these changes may alter the-
kind of care they need. This could
directly affect their need for more
or less health insurance, the types
of prescription drugs they require or
their access to particular doctors or
pharmacies. Health changes can also
increase costs, which can be particu-
larly critical for Medicare beneficia-


Friend of Florida State Parks, the
Florida Park Service and the United
States Forest Service. Please call
(386) 397-7009 for more informa-
tion. To learn more visit www.Flori-
daStateParks.org/olusteebattlefield.
This event will take place at Olus-
tee Battlefield Historic State Park,
5890 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee.


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ton Farm
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and take
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ries on fixed incomes, finished 1
Doing this type of cost-benefit This is
check is especially important this date befc
year for those interested in Medicare
Advantage plans, because beneficia-
ries are no longer offered an open en-
rollment to switch from one Medicare C-
Advantage plan to another. Instead, a
Medicare Advantage Annual Disen- i n
rollment Period running from Jan.
1 Feb. 14 will allow beneficiaries a n l
only the option of disenrolling from a
Medicare Advantage plan and enroll- Co i
ing in Original Medicare (some drug.
coverage options are also available). held
Beneficiaries are encouraged to act
quickly upon the start of the Annual Our S5
-Election Period in October to assure Songwrit
a smooth transition into the 2012 Sunday, i
benefit year. All FlQrida Medicare at the Gi
beneficiaries are invited to make an downtown
appointment for one-on-one SHINE is free.
counseling or enrollment assistance. prize. 0
Appointments can be made by con- $10 entr
acting your local Area Agency on 2011. D
Aging at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800- each par
963-5337). will be ec
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Book pa:
Hay update for vitz-Jips
growers
By Marvin Weaver, CED ,
Gilchrist County Extension
Over the last 2 or 3 years there have
been problems with dead sprouts in
Bahia .pastures. 'It is now popping
up again in hay fields. We have not *Ne'
determined what is causing this prob- *
lem, but we are working on it. Off
There will be a short update at 8
a.m. on September 27 at the 4-H Mol


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se in Trenton, next to Tren-
n Equipment.
meeting will begin at 8 a.m.
about 45 minutes. We will
to a field to show you what
em looks like. We should be
by 10 a.m.
S an effort to keep you up to
're the next growing season.


ta Fe River


Songwriting
test to be


anta Fe River Singing and
ting Contest will be held on
October 2, 2011, at 3-6 p.m.
reat Outdoors Restaurant in
'n High Springs. Admission
Winner receives $100 cash
line registration, lyrics and
y fee is due September 23,
igitel Video, Inc. will video
ticipant. The top 3 winners
dited for YouTube.
les and application at www.
aFeRiver.org or our Face-
ge. Contact Merrillee Mal-
on, President OSFR, at 352-


In-Humane
The staff at the Levy County Ani-
mal Services consistently provides
excellent care in managing the daily
flow of animals being surrendered
or picked up by staff. Each animal
is assessed for medical needs and
potential adoption. Dr. Esler volun-
teers her services each week to pro-
vide veterinary care, heartworm test-
ing and other important needs. The
County then joins forces with area
rescues and posts available adop-
tions on Petfinder in an attempt to
find homes throughout the state and
even beyond. At this point, animal
rescue groups provide the transport
of adoptable dogs and cats, that are
ready to go or waiting to be eutha-
nized due to overcrowding.
Second Chance Rescue has been
bearing the burden of Levy County's
problem, while the Humane Soci-
ety of Levy County (HSLC) is do-
ing nothing to assist in the transport
or support of animals. Many of you
will recall that the HSLC has had
concerts, collection cans and other
fundraisers for just this reason. Un-
fortunately, under the leadership of
Michelle Hagan, the transportation of
animals out of the shelter by HSLC
volunteers has stopped and every-
thing but fundraising for a building
came to a halt. Decisions about the
HSLC were often made without the
need for the Board of Directors and
the family continued to control the
efforts of fundraising. As a result,
the membership and Board of Direc-
tors has slowly diminished. In the
past three years, some resigned mem-
bers started working with other out-
of-county rescues who stepped up to
rescue dogs and cats in their absence.
Dr. Elser's work at the Shelter is sup-
ported by a private monthly dona-
tion. The Humane Society provides
no other funds to the Shelter. Sec-
ond Chance stepped up and in 2010,
rescued 466 dogs and cats. Second
Chance Rescue has been bearing the
burden of Levy County's problem,
while the HSLC has advertised and
announced that they were continu-
ing their mission, but doing nothing!
From 2008 through the current date
in 2011, 4,228 dogs and cats were put
to death in Levy County. Although
there are several cat rescues in Levy
County, there are currently no dog
rescues functioning except for WAG
(Williston Animal Group) who cur-
rently handles these needs for the
area of the City of Williston.
A task force is being assembled
by citizens, business owners and
professionals in an attempt to re-or-
ganize the efforts in Levy County to
reduce the number of dogs and cats
euthanized each year, and elevate the


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As the weather changes, so do the and a few peppers to show for all of
flowers and vegetables in our raised their hard work! Having a purpose
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number being taken in, as well as the
allocation of resources in the county
to help those who rescue, foster and
care for these dogs and cats. The
HSLC has refused our request to be
part of the task force.
Please join forces with us and
help find a solution for our county's
abandoned and neglected animal
problems. A meeting has been sched-
uled on October 3rd, 6 p.m. at A&A
Restaurant in Bronson, please attend
if you believe you can help. We are
seeking new foster homes who can
temporarily care for rescued dogs and
cats, volunteers to assist with some


existing programs and adoptions, and
are asking for any donations of cash,
feed, care giving supplies, leashes &
collars, test and medical supplies, etc.
which will be given to support exist-
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wish to pass on any donations up to
and on October 3 to Second Change
Rescue, who has done more than
their share to help solve our problem.
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Obituaries
ical center. Mr. Compton was born
on February 6, 1937, in Chicago, Il-
linois, to Miles Compton and Electa
Hamilton Compton. He moved to
Trenton 10 years ago from Stewart.
He served in the U.S. Marines and
was a retired police officer.
He is survived by his wife, Lau-.
rene Tolbert Compton of Trenton;
two daughters, Diane (Larry) Miller
of Virginia and Lauren (Matt) Nitch
of Trenton; two sons, Greg (Ivonne)
Compton of Las Vegas, Nevada, and
Jerome A. (Angela) Compton of Jen-
son Beach; a sister, Lillian Hatcher of
Plainfield, Illinois, six grandchildren
uglas "Doug" A. Booth, and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care of
W t-nn F nneqHol Hm in Trton.


Mr. Douglas "Doug"
A. Booth, Jr.
Mr. Douglas "Doug" A. Booth, Jr,
42, of Chiefland, passed away Sep-
tember 11, 2011.
Doug was born June 12, 1969, in
Hillsborough County. He was a com-
mercial fisherman in Cedar Key and
a member of the Oyster Association
of Cedar Key. He enjoyed walking
the island, being on the water and his
houseboat. He collected arrowheads.
He was most proud of and enjoyed
spending time with his wife, kids and
family.
He is preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Douglas Albert Booth, Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 15
years, Billie Jo Booth of Chiefland;
daughters, Shelby Semple of Indiana,
Summer Booth and. son, Robert Kint,
both of Chiefland; his mother, Shirley
(Guy) Anderson of Old Town; sister,
Shirlene Booth Allen of Cedar Key;
brother, Anthony Phillips of Chief-
land; and his many aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Wednes-
day, September 14, at Antioch Cem-
etery in Chiefland with Guy Ander-
son officiating. Visitation was held
at the cemetery one hour prior to the
service:
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com.


Mr. Jerry Compton
Mr. Jerry Compton, age 74, passed
away on Monday, September 19,
2011, at North Florida Regional med-


osta n uneral riome n irenton.


Mrs, Joyce Coones
Mrs. Joyce Coones, 88, of Chief-
land passed away September 13,
2011, at Williston Rehab and Nursing
in Williston. She was born in Otter
Creek on October 10, 1922, to James
and lona Sheppard and spent her life
in this area. She was a homemaker
and also worked as a restaurant cook
and was a member of the Chiefland
Church of Christ.
She is survived by her sons, Albert
Junior (Jane) Moody of Trenton and
Fred (Ann) Moody of Chiefland; her
sister, Marie Jordon of Gainesville,
four grandchildren and six great'
grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday,
September 17, 2011, at Chiefland
Cemetery with Pastor Travis Moody
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mrs. Coones' memory to
the building fund at Union Baptist
Church, 6259 SE 75th Ave., New-
berry, FL 32669
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com.


Mr. Darrell "Wayne"
Dees
Mr. Darrell "Wayne" Dees, age 53,
of Bell died on September 14, 2011,
at his home. Mr. Dees was born in
Alachua, County on March 16, 1958,
to Thomas B. and Nellie Dees, He
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He enjoyed music and his family.
He was preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Thomas Berry Dees; two broth-
ers, Dale Trail and "Bud" Dees.
He is survived by his daughter,
Amanda Dees of Oberlin, Ohio; sons,
Darrell and Aaron Dees, both of Bell;
sisters, Betty Moody of Chiefland,
Irma Fowler of Bell, Hazel Karr of
Bell, Judy Dees pf Lake City, Linda
Bollinger of Bell, and three grand-
children and four step-grandchildren
Memorial Services were held on
Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 3
p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser-
vices and burial was at the Wayfair
Cemetery in Bell.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.


"Mr. Donald Olin-Hastings
Mr. Donald Olin
Hastings
Mr. Donald Olin Hastings, age 86,
of Trenton passed away on Septem-
ber 12, 2011. He was born on Janu-
ary 2, 1923, in Kansas to Della and
Leovicy Hastings. Hie moved to the
Tri-County area 45 years ago from
Bradenton.. He was of the Church
of Christ faith and was a member of
Midway Church of Christ in Bell.
He served as a minister with many
of the Church of. Christ churches
throughout the Tri-County area for
many years. He taught at the Chief-
land High School and retired after
32 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunt-
ing, spending time with family and
friends, and .watching Gator football.
He was a generous person who loved
to help people who needed help.
He is survived by his wife of 67
years, Helen Hastings; sons, Donald
Ray Hastings (Janelle), Robert Olin
Hastings (Gloria), Leo Wayne Hast-
ings (Joyce), Timothy Duain Hast-
ings (Renee); brother, Gene Hastings
(Gwen); 11 grandchildren, 21 great
grandchildren with a great grand-
daughter on the way.
Visitation was held on Thursday,
September 15, 2011, at Knauff Fu-
neral Home in Chiefland. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Friday, September
16, 2011, at the Trenton Church of
Christ with Pastors Danny Allen and
Kent Heaton officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at Midway Church of Christ
Cemetery in Bell. The family asks
that in lieu of flowers that donations
be sent to Haven Hospice, 311 NE
9th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626.
Arrangements were under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home in Chief-
land.


Mrs. Britt Elin
Holman
Mrs. Britt Elin Holman, 62, of
Bronson, passed away on September
19, 2011, after a brief illness.
She was a former resident for many
years in Cedar Key and a retired Of-
fice Manager. Mrs. Holman was born
in Copenhagen, Denmark on Febru-
ary 14, 1949, to Tage and Kristen
Svendsen.
She loved crafts, times with her
friends, music and especially loved
to sing, and being a "Life Student."
Britt enjoyed her family and espe-
cially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, and a husband, Nat Holman
in 2006.
Mrs. Holman is survived by her
daughter, Nina Svendsen of Chief-
land; a son, John Lozano of Illi-
nois; a grandson, John Rowland of
Chiefland; and a granddaughter, Evy
Svendsen, of Chiefland; a sister, In-
ger of Denmark; and a'niece, Bettina
of Denmark.
Graveside services will be held on
Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10 a.m.
at Cedar Key Cemetery in Cedar Key.
There will be no viewing hours.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
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Mr. James Louie Lee
Mr. James Louie Lee, 60, of Bell
passed away Saturday, September
17, 2011, at his friend's home in Old
Town, Florida.
Mr. Lee moved to Bell, from Tam-
pa in 1987.
He is survived by his companion
Andrea Gantt of Old Town; daugh-
ter, Shannon Lee of Tampa; brother,
Louis (Myrtle) Lee of Bell; and 2
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at
a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.


Ms. MaryAnn E.
Santerfeit
Ms. MaryAnnE. Santerfeit, age 73,
passed away on Saturday, September
17, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital
in New Albany, Indiana. MaryAnn
was born on June 15, 1938, to Nor-
lan E. Johnson and Caroline Dawson
Johnson. She moved to New Albany,
Indiana nine years ago from Trenton.
She was a homemaker and of the
Baptist faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Eliz-
abeth Rhem of Orlando; two sons,
Carlos Sapp of New Albany, Indiana,.
and James Sapp of Starke; a brother,
Jack Johnson of Gainesville; nine
grandchildren and eight great-grand-
children.
Funeral Services will be held on
Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 11
a.m. at Union Baptist Church with
Pastor Michael Swartz officiating.
Interment to follow at church cem-
etery.
Visitation will be held on Wednes-
day, September 21, 2011, from 6-8
p.m. at Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.


Suwannee
Valley
Players to
put on
Murder of


Scarecrows
September 23-25
The SuwanneeValley Players would
like to invite the community to expe-
rience the comedy thriller Murder of
Scarecrows by Pat Cook. Gerald and
Cristine Dandridge, played by Andy
and Bobbie Kidd, always give a Hal-
loween party for their friends, Antho-
ny and Lydia Murray, (Rob and Jill
Hart), Jimmy Starnes (Austin Ross),
Shirley. Frohman (Kelci Grant), Jack
Clancy (Greg Mercier), and Clarice
Jarrett (Emily Baker). This year,
however, they're having the party at
their country house. It's a nice little
fixer-upper with all the conveniences
and one haunted scarecrow. At least,
that's the story that came with the
house. The night of the party things
are barely under way when someone
notices the scarecrow has vanished.
Clarice, concerned for the missing
Jack calls 911 to report him missing
and the case is "assigned" to Officer
McElroy (Janice Grant). Things get
rowdy when the scarecrow keeps dis-
appearing and reappearing, "...when-
ever it wants!" Of course there is also
the mystery of the missing ax. Is it a
real haunting? Is it a possessed scare-
crow? And who has the ax? Come
out and join the fun and mystery as
Gerald, Anthony, Jimmy and Jack try
to solve the mystery of the "murder"
of scarecrows. Show times are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, September 23rd
and 24th and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday,
September 25. Ticket prices are $10
for adults, $8 for students (K-12) and
seniors 65 or older. Visit www.sv-
players.org for more information or
call (352) 493-ARTS.
Productions are held at the Chief
Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue, Chief-
land.


0i


Words seem inadequate to ex-
press our sincere gratitude for the
love, prayers and support we have
received and continue to receive
from our family, friends and com,
munity due to the loss of our loved
one, Jessie Hugh Lee.
Jessie Hugh touched many lives
in his love of his Lord through
singing, teaching and ministry.
At about seven o'clock pm, Sun-
day, September 4th he sang his last
song here, "Reach Out To Jesus,
He's Reaching Out To You." About
twelve hours later Jesus reached
out and Jessie Hugh went home
to be with Him. He will be greatly.
missed by a lot of people, most of
all his family. Thank you all so
much for every gesture of love you


Friends of the
Library of
Gilchrist County,
Florida, Inc.


Meeting Notice
The Friends of the Library will hold
its annual general membership meet-
ing on Friday, September 30, 2011,
at 6:30 p.m. in the Trenton Library
meeting room. Everyone interested
in the growth and development of
the Trenton and Bell libraries is .wel-
come. Copies of the corporate gov-
erning documents revisions will be-
made available for review in advance
of the meeting at the Trenton and Bell
libraries and on Facebook. Dues for
the 2011-2012 year will be collected.
Refreshments will be served.
Tentative Agenda
I. Welcome
II. Minutes and Treasurer's
Report
III. Friends Year in Review
IV. Program-Trenton and Bell
Library Updates
V. Review of Governing
Documents Revisions
VI. Elections of Officers and
Directors


have shown us during this time.
Blessings to you all from Jes-
sie Hugh's wife, Mary Ann Lee,
daughter, Lorrie (Tim) Akin, son,
Timothy. Lee and grandchildren
Brittany (Patrick)' Perkins and
Joshua Akin.






A word of thanks and gratitude
from Madeline Norman and chil-
dren: we wish to thank all of our
friends and family for the love,
kindness, support, flowers, and
food during the loss of our dearly
departed husband and father, Eldon
Norman.
He is in God's hands until we
meet again.


Legal

Notices


NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, will hold a SPECIAL
MEETING on Monday, September
26, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting Facility,
located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
Florida. The following is a proposed
agenda:
Vacant County Administrator's
Position
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any decisions
made by the Commission with respect
to any matter considered at said hearing,
that person will need a record of the
proceedings, and that for such purpose,
that person may need to insure that a
verbatim record is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. September 22,2011

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-00003
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON'
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE 01
BEHALF OF THE NOTEHOLDER,
AND THE NOTE INSURER OF ABFE
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-2
MORTGAGE BACKED NOTES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HELEN I. CROSBY; et. al.
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY- GIVE'
pursuant to a Final Summary Judgmen
dated December 15, 2009, entered ii
Civil Case No.: 2009-CA-000031 o
the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicia
Circuit in and for Gilchrist County
Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW"
YORK MELLON, AS INDENTURI
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THEi
NOTEHOLDERS AND THE NOTI
INSURER OF ABFS MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2001-3, MORTGAGE
BACKED NOTES, is Plaintiff, and
HELEN I. CROSBY AND KENNETE
CROSBY, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
at 11:00 a.m., at the SOUTH DOOR ofthe
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South
Main Street, Trenton Florida 32693 on the
3rd day of October, 2011; the following
described real property as set forth in saic
Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH 239 FEET OF LOTS
49 AND 50 OF UNIT TWO 01
WACCASASSA CAMPSITES, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH A PLAT
OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS SHOWN IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 45.
This property is located at the Street
address of: 8609 SE 64th Terrace,
Trenton, Florida 32693.
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
file a claim with the clerk no later than
60 days after the sale. If you fail to file
a claim you will not be entitled to any
remaining funds. After 60 days, only the
owner of record as of the date of the lis
pendens may claim the suplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on September 6, 2011.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF THE COURT
(SEAL)
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A.
350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 354-3544
Facsimile: (954) 354-3545
pub. September 15, 22, 2011b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 1000037CA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHRISTOPHER T. GEISENBURG, et
al.
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated 2nd day of September,
2011, entered in Civil Case Number
1000037CA in the Circuit Court for
Gilchrist, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC. the Plaintiff, and
CHRISTOPHER T. GEISENBURG,
et al, are the Defendafits, I will sell the
property situated in Gilchrist Florida,
described as:
LOT 36, PINE ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, -to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 South Main Street,
Trenton, FL 32693 at 11:00 a.m. on
3rd day of October, 2011. Ahy person
claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated: 9/8/11
By: L. Avers
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE
ATTORNEYS, PLLC
601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690
Clearwater, FL 33755
Telephone: (727) 446-4826
"In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons in need of
a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding shall, within seven (7)
days prior to any proceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the of the Court,
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South
Main, Trenton, FL 32693, telephone
(352) 463-3170, TDD 1(800) 955-8770
via Florida Relay Service."
apre ako ki fet avek Americans With


Disabilities Act, tout moun kin ginyin
yun b1zwen spdsiyal pou akomodasiyon
pou yo patisip6 nan program sa a dwe,
nan yun tan r zonab an ninpot aranjman
kapab fet, yo dwe kontakte Administrative
Office of the Court i nan nimero Gilchrist
County Courthouse, 112 South Main,
Trenton, FL 32693, t6lefon nam se (352)
463-3170 oubyen TDD 1 800 955 8771
oubyen 1 800 955 8770 i pasan pa Florida
Relay Service.
En accordance avec la Loi des
"Americans With Disabilities." Les
personnel en besoind'uneaccommodation
special pour participer a ces procedures
doivent, dans un temps raisonable, avante


d'entreprendre aucune autre demarche
contacter l'office administrative de
la Court situ6 au Gilchrist Count)
Courthouse, 112 South Main, Trenton
FL 32693, le telephone (352) 463-317(
TDD 1 800 955 8771 ou 1 800 955 8770
Via Florida Relay Service.
1 "De acuerdo con el Acto 6 Decretc
', de los Americanos con Impedimentos.
N Inhabilitados,. personas en hecesidac
S del servicio especial para participa' en
S este procedimiento debran, dentro de
3, un tiempo razonable, antes de cualquier
procedimiento, ponerse en contact con
la oficina Administrativa de la Corte
Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South
Main, Trenton, FL 32693, Tel6fono (352)
463-3170, TDD 1 800 955 8770 6 1 800
955 8771 Via Florida Relay Service."
Pub: September 15, 22, 201 lb.

it
n NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
f ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN
1 COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
BELL, FLORIDA
V NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
E an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
E pears, will be considered for enactment
E by the Town Council of the Town of Bell,
E Florida, at public hearing on October 6,
E 2011, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
d as the matter can be heard, in the Bell
Town Hall, 3240 West Railroad Lane,
Bell, Florida. Copies of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the
e public at the Office of the Town Clerk,
h Bell Town Hall located at 3240 West
e Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida during regu-
9 lar business hours. On the date, time and
1 place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance.
S ORDINANCE NO. 2011-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN
OF BELL, FLORIDA ENACTED TO
COMPLY WITH THE REQUIRE-
MENTS CHAPTER NO. 2011-109
LAWS OF FLORIDA RECOGNIZ-
ING THAT THE LEGISLATURE
HAS PREEMPTED THE WHOLE
t FIELD OF REGULATION OF FIRE-
ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO
THE STATE; REPEALING AND
DECLARING VOID ALL ORDI-
NANCES, RESOLUTIONS, RULES
AND REGULATIONS, OR ANY
PART OF HTE SAME TO THE EX-
TENT OF ANY SUCH CONFLICT
ONLY, WHICH MAY ATTEMPT TO
REGULATE FIREARMS AND/OR
AMMUNITION; PROVIDING FOR-
REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDI-
NANCES, RESOLUTIONS, RUSES
AND REGULATIONS, OR ANY
PART THEREOF TO THE EXTENT
OF ANY SUCH CONFLICT ONLY;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide writ-
ten notice to Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town of
Bell Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, Telephone No.
(352) 463-6288, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they
decide to appeal any decisions made at
the public hearing, the will need a record
of the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which appeal is to be based.
Pub. September 22, 2011b.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Gil-
christ County School Board will conduct
a meeting on Tuesday, September 27,
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. Race To The Top
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a
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. September 22, 2011b.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Case Number:.21-2011-CP-0023
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES W.M. PRICHARD,
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of


JAMES W. M. PRICHARD, deceased,
whose date of death was April 9, 2011, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division,; the
address of which is 1st Floor, Gilchrist
County Courthouse, PO Box 37, Trenton,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and attor-
ney for the personal representative are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliquidated


claims, and who have been served a copy
of this notice must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
' NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedeni
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 FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS the 22nd day of
September. 2011.


BRUCE E. HOFFMAN,
Personal Representative
3400 NW 13 Street,
Gainesville, Florida 32609
(352) 373-2411 Fla. Bar No. 330647
Pub. September 22 and 29, 2011


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the Board of Commissioners of the
City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular
meeting September 27, 2011, scheduled
for 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, at the City of Tren-
ton Community Center, located at 214 SE
3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Office of the
Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall,
located at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
Florida during regular business hours.
On the date, time and place first above
mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the
ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-03
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING
FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF
FUNDS FOR THE CITY FOR
THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
OCTOBER 1, 2011, TO PAY FOR
PERSONAL SERVICES, OPER-
ATING AND OTHER EXPENSES
AND FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY
AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide written
notice to Taylor Brown, City of Trenton
City Manager, 114 North Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693, Telephone No.
(352) 463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish: September 22, 2011


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the Board of Commissioners of the
City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular
meeting September 27, 2011, scheduled
for 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, at the City of Tren-
ton Community Center, located at 214 SE
3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Office of the
Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall,
located at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
Florida during regular business hours.
On the date, time and place first above
mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the
ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-02
AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING
AND FIXING THE RATE OF TAX-
ATION OFREALAND PERSONAL
PROPERTY AND MAKING THE
ANNUAL LEVY OF TAXES FOR
THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORI-
DA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-
2012
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting


reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide written
notice to Taylor Brown, City of Trenton
City Manager, 114 North Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693, Telephone No.
(352) 463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon. which the appeal is to be
based.
Publish: September 22, 2011


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN
COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
BELL, FLORIDA


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
h an ordinance, which title hereinafter
3 appears, will be considered for enact-
- ment by the Town Council of the Town
- of Bell, Florida, at the regular meeting
September 26, 2011, scheduled for 6:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Bell Town Hall, lo-
t cated at 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell,
* Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at
3 the Office of the Town Clerk/Town Man-
ager, Bell Town Hall, located at 3240
* West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida during
regular business hours. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard
- with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO.: 2011-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN
OF BELL, GILCHRIST COUN-
TY, FLORIDA ADOPTING
THE BUDGET AND APPROPRIA-
TIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
2011-2012.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide writ-
ten notice to Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town of
Bell Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, Telephone No.
(352) 463-6288, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. September 22, 2011


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE ,BY THE CITY
COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the City Council of the City of Fan-
ning Springs, Florida, at a public hear-
ing on October 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, in the City Council Meeting
Room, City Hall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs, Florida. Copies of said
ordinance may be inspected by any mem-
ber of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk, City Hall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular
business hours. On the date, time and
place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance. The title of said
ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-003
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS;, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY AN-
NEXATION; MAKING FINDINGS;
ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING
WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF
THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS,
.FLORIDA, CERTAIN REAL PROP-
ERTY LOCATED IN GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS
REASONABLY COMPACT, AND
CONTIGUOUS TO THE BOUND-
ARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATION OF THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVID-
ING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
2012, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED
FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPALAD
VALOREM TAXES AND BE SUB-
JECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPE-
CIAL ASSESSMENTS; ',PROVID-
ING THAT EXISTING LICENSED
BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PRO-
FESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN
THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE AN-
NEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCH
BUSINESSES, TRADES, OR PRO-
FESSIONS THROUGHOUTTHE EN-
TIRE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA;
DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK
WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDI-
NANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED COP-
IES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF
ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC
RESEARCH, THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THE CHIEF
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE TAX COLLECTOR OF GIL-
CHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHO-
RIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS
WITHIN THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-


ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and A
evidence upon which the appeal is to be i
based.
Pub. September 22, 2011


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN
COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
BELL, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that


an ordinance, Which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for enact-
ment by the Town Council of the Town
of Bell, Florida, at the regular meeting
September 26, 2011, scheduled for 6:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, in the Bell Town Hall, lo-
cated at 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell,
Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at
the Office of the Town Clerk/Town Man-
ager, Bell Town Hall, located at 3240
West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida during
regular business hours. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-06 .
AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING
AND FIXING THE RATE OF TAX-
ATION OF REAL AND PERSON-
AL PROPERTY AND MAKING
THE ANNUAL LEVY OF TAXES
FOR THE TOWN OF BELL, GIL-
CHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDAFOR
THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012.
The public hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonAble accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide writ-
ten notice to Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town of
Bell Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, Telephone No.
(352) 463-6288, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to tbe
based.
Publish: September 22, 2011


NOTICE OF INTENTION
TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provision of
Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990,
will register with the Secretary of State,
Division of Corporations, P.O. Box 1300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon
publication of this notice the fictitious
name, to wit:
Sweet Little Somethings
Description: Specialty cakes and
cupcakes
under which we are engaged in business
in Gilchrist County, Florida
That the parties interested in said
business are:
Matthew and Angie Rexroat
8180 SW County Road 307
Trenton, Florida 32693
Pub. September 22, 2011


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF TRENTON
REGULAR MEETING
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular
Session Tuesday, September 2'. 20.14.- ate
5:45 p.m.,'or as soon thereafter as pos-*
sible, 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 of
September 15, 2011
E. Action Items
1. Ordinance 2011-04 First
Reading, Amending Rates for
Refuse Pickup
2. Ordinance 2011-05 First
Reading, Rescinding Local
Firearms Ordinances
3. FEMA Debt payoff $19,600
4. Water Meter Loan -
Ameris Bank, payoff
$16,757.41
5. Public Works Department
Machinery & Equipment
Purchase
F. Discussion Items
G. Board Member Requests
H. City Attorney Report
I. City Manager Report
J. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Taylor Brown
City Manager
Pub. September 22, 2011b.


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF -
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the Board of Commissioners of the
City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular
meeting October 11, 2011, scheduled for
5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, at the City of Tren- i
ton Community Center, located at 214 SE
3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any


member of the public at the Office of the
Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall, r
located at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
Florida during regular business hours. 4
On the date, time and place first above t
mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the
ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-05 r
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON, FLORIDA EN-
ACTED TO COMPLY WITH THE t
REQUIREMENTS CHAPTER NO. i
2011-109 LAWS OF FLORIDA REC- i
OGNIZING THAT THE LEGIS- t
LATURE HAS PREEMPTED THE a
WHOLE FIELD OF REGULATION
OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNI-
TION TO THE STATE; REPEAL-
ING AND DECLARING VOID ALL
ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, A
RULES AND REGULATIONS, OR J


ANY PART OF THE SAME TO THE
EXTENT OF ANY SUCH CONFLICT
ONLY, WHICH MAY ATTEMPT TO
REGULATE FIREARMS AND/OR
AMMUNITION; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDI-
NANCES, RESOLUTIONS, RULES
AND REGULATIONS, OR, ANY
PART THEREOF TO THE EXTENT
OF ANY SUCH CONFLICT ONLY;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide written
notice to Taylor Brown, City of Trenton
City Manager, 114 North Main Street,
Trenton, FLorida 32693, Telephone No.
(352) 463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. September 22, 2011b.


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by the Board of Commissioners of the
City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular
meeting October 11, 2011,- scheduled for
5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
matter can be heard, at the City of Tren-
ton Community Center, located at 214 SE
3rd Avenue', Trenton, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Office of the
Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall,
located at 114 N.' Main Street, Trenton,
Florida during regular business hours.
On the date, time and place first above
mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the
ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-04
AN ORDINANCE OF.THE BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS OF TREN-
TON, FLORIDA AMENDING SEC-
TION 1 OF ORDINANCE NUM-
BER 2010-05 ESTABLISHING THE
RATES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR
REFUSE PICK-UP; REQUIRING
CUSTOMERS TO UTILIZE 96 GAL-
LON UNIFORM CONTAINERS FOR
ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COM-
MERCIAL HAND COLLECTION
PICK-UP AS PROVIDED TO THE
CUSTOMERS BY THE GARBAGE
CONTRACTOR FOR THE CITY;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
IATE. -, i .
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date,
time and place of any continuation of the
public hearing shall be announced dur-
ing the public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be pub-
lished.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide written
notice to Taylor Brown, City of Trenton
City Manager, 114 North Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693, Telephone No.
(352) 463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to
said meeting."
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Pub. September 22, 2011.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing
on Monday, October 3, 2011, at 2:00
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter
may be heard, in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Room, located at
210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida,
for the adoption of Ordinance 2011-14,
with the following short title:
ORDINANCE 2011-14
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA; CREATING
RESTRICTED BOATING AREAS;
PROVIDING FOR A PURPOSE;
PROVIDING DEFINITIONS;
SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS
FOR THE RESTRICTIONS TO GO
INTO EFFECT; SETTING FORTH
PENALTIES; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the
proposed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.


Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
n this proceeding should contact (352)
163-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8771.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made with
respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose he or she may need to ensure
hat a verbatim record of the proceedings
s made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
OSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


I Help Wanted I


Want to Rent


S Auction Wanted to Buy

The evenings are cooling down, but #1 DANS: We buy junk cars, $250 and
the DEALS are still hot!! AUCTION up. 352-210-4785. CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. A


Thursday, September 15. 2011 6:30 prm.
prev. all day. Leather sola/LS/chair group.
treadmill, oak DR table & matching china
cabinet. hand-painted BR group, parson's
bench. carnival glass, iron patio table &
chairs, antique barrister bookcase, reclin-
ers. tools, dishwasher. coins. watering
troughs, TVs & electronics, wicker patio
chair, much more. Pictures online week-
ly m? www.auctionzip.com, ID #19590.
Phoenix Auction Services, 1832 SE Third
Ave. Trenton FL. Ph: 352-463-0707.
AB2866 AU1437 10% BP.
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Yard Sales ]


50 YEARS WORTH OCTOBER 1:
416 North Main Street. Trenton. Florida.
8 am. Antiques, Longaberger, Collect-
ables, Furniture, Dolls, Granite, Miscel-
laneous.
2tb,9-22-9-29

HUGE INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE
Friday, 9-23 and Saturday, 9-24, 8am-
1pm. Gilchrist County Woman's Club,
2107 SE CR-339, Trenton.
ftb.9-22


GILCHRIST COUNTY RECY-
CLING. Your local salvage provider.
Now paying $300 and up, picked-up, for
complete junk cars and trucks. 352-463-
2002.


Wanted to Buy_

OLD TRACTORS: Rusted. busted.
abandoned, broken, neglected, dead or
alive. Also. farm implements or parts.
Call Sonny anytime, 352-226-1206.
tfnb,9-29

GONE GREEN CORP: We buy scrap
metal, leave it up to the experts, call 386-
867-9391.


CASH PAID FOR JUNK
and up. 352-771-6191.




Plants

ALLEN'S NURSERY -
plant needs, quality plants
prices. Place orders for ba
trees (December delivery).
Fri. 10a-5p, Sat. 10a-3p, H
Town. 352-542-7284 or 35


Enjoy this Rummage sale in

our nice air-conditioned Clubhouse

where we we are sure you will find some

good stuff and great bargains!


CnothE


Appliances!


Hay For Sale [


HAY FOR SALE: Large rol
fertilized, net wrapped, weed fre
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola B
roll. Call 352-949-0222.




Pets & Supp

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS]
September 29. Call for more ink
Arlene 472-2608.


I Services


tfnb,6-2 JIM'S PRESSURE WASH &
Residential & commercial
CARS: $200 1985. Lic. & Insured
Pastor Jim Hurst
4tb,9-15-10-6 (352)356-3831 (352) 542


I Help Save a Life: At Narcono
head we are saving lives, reuni
lies, and making stronger con
For all your through effective drug and alci
at reasonable bilitation. Learn how and why
are root pecan becomes addicted to drugs or al
Hours: Thurs- what you can do 'to help, log on
wyv 55A, Old stopaddiction.com or call 800.
2-356-0288. to receive free counseling, ref
tfnb,8-4 assessments. Stop the cycle of
today!


JERRY WILKS FILL DI
VICE: Fill dirt, driveway
demolition, limerock, land
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352
(night).


APPLIANCE REPAIR: All
maker & dishwasher install
certified techs. MC-VISA,
0651.


MOWER & CHAINSAW
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murr
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin
da. Blades for most moe
Beauchamp Saw She
493-4904


Services


Is, highly DIXIE MONUMENTS OLD TOWN,
-e. Coastal FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
3ahia $35/ 349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
tfnb.7-23 church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
to choose from in our inventory. Com-
.-t puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
ES: Begin Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
formation. 8am-12noon or call for free after hours
appointment.
tfnb,6-28
TIM POWELL ELECTRIC: New in-
stallations and repairs, licensed and in-
PAINT sured. State Cert. #EC13002453. Call
since (352) 463-2155.
tfnb,11-25


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LHelp Wanted

PREP COOK NEEDED at Akins BBQ
in Bell. Must have experience. Will have
to work nights & weekends. Call 352-
215-5694.
2tb,9-22-9-29


cool and Patient Advocate Needed: Full time
Sto www. Patient Advocate position for busy, fam-
468-6933 ily practice oriented medical group.
errals and Competitive pay and benefits. Duties in-
addiction clude scheduling appointments for mul-
tiple physicians, answering a multi-line
tfn, 2-24 phone system, verifying insurance, and
checking patients in and out. Must have
IT SER- good communication skills., Some local
topsoil, travel required. 1-3 years experience in
clearing, a medical office setting preferred. Apply
463-6111 to Front Desk Position, 911 South Main
Street, Trenton, FL 32693. No phone
tfnb,5-28 calls please. EOE.
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action. EPA HEAD START TEACHER, LEAD:
352-949- Possess at least an A.S. or A.A. Degree
in Early Childhood Education. Please
tfnib,12-18 send resume and references to Clyatt
House Learning Center, PO Box 1070,
PARTS Chiefland, FL 32644 6r pickup applica-
ay, Sears, tion at 3690 NW 120th Street, Chiefland.
ay nSr DFWP.


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FLORIDA
f GATEWAY
f-- COLLEGE

INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
PROGRAM
224 Duty Days, Tenure Track
Teach courses in the Physical Therapist
Assistant program. Ensure appropriate clinical
activities of students. Advise students. Conduct
student selection process ofPTA program
students. Review PTA course syllabi, lesson
plans, tests, course offerings and sequences.
Monitor program and implement needed
improvements. Assist faculty in developing,
preparing and updating program materials.
Coordinate accreditation processes. Maintain
accurate literature regarding program's
admission requirements. Assist in preparation of
program budget. Maintain PTA Advisory
Committee. Oversee semiannual meetings.
Assist in curriculum reviews. Maintain
communication with health care agencies.
Promote positive relationships. Conduct student
follow upon surveys. Keep informed of changes
affecting programs as mandated by accrediting
agencies. Requires Master's degree, with at
least one degree in the field of Physical Therapy
or Physical Therapist Assistant. Licensare as a
physical therapist or certification as a physical
therapist assistant, Minimum 3 years experience
in clinical practice; didactic and/or clinical
teaching experience: experience in administra-
tion, educational theory and methodology:
experience in instructional design and
methodology; experience in student evaluation
and outcomes assessment. Community College
teaching experience preferred. Salary: Based
on degree and experience.
Application deadline: 10/12/11
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts.
All foreign transcripts niust be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fgc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr(@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment


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RGENTLY NEED A PLACE TO;
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ome land with trailer, can be fixer upper.
52-493-2709.
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ONLINE ONLY AUCTION
Near Suwannee River Easy Commute to Gainesville and the Gulf of Mexico



Open houses: Saturday, September 17 & 24 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon EST

OPENING BID OF ,
$45,000
9.7+ Acres
3-BR, 2-BA "7.
FL Cracker Home
15950 NW 60 Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626 Brad Smith licensed broker/owner 10% Buyer Premium


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Suwannee Valley Precast, Corp
New Septic Installations
Drainfield repairs
Septic Pumpouts sBvp
& Certifications
Portable Toilets
Lavett Roberts

(352) 463-2504 (352) 493.4055


Home Decor!


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HUGE INDOOR,



RUMMAGE SALE



Friday, Sept. 23


Saturday, Sept. 24


8 am


1 pm


FLORIDA
4 GATEWAY
COLLEGE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGINEER-
ING TECHNOLOGY
164 Duty Days Tenured Track
(Grant Funded)
POSITION #: F99924
Teach programmable logic controllers, robotics,
hydraulics and pneumatics, electronics,
electrical systems, manufacturing processes.
Requires Master's degree in engineering,
manufacturing or related field. Experience with
manufacturing processes including
programmable logic controllers, robotics,
electronics and hydraulics; teaching experience;
curriculum development; knowledge of
Manufacturing Skills Standard Council's skills
standards. Six Sigma certification preferred.
SALARY: Based on degree and experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9730/11
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fgc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E,Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools: VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment


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OFFERS AFFORDABLE
HEALTH Insurance Avail. to Age 64
LIFE Insurance Avail. to Age 85
CANCER Coverage Avail. to Age 64
CRITICAL ILLNESS Supplement
Stroke/Heart Attack Avail. to Age 64
ACCIDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE
w/Dental, Visibn, Call MD, Prescriptions., etc.

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Call For A FREE Personalized Quote


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(ATROKREALTY (352) 463-7075 (office)
I NC2 (352) 463-7302 FAX

JEAN C. TROKE E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker WEBSTE: www.trokerealtyinc.com
-1r.I1,E-BLILT HOME, ON 20+ N'' LEN YCO.TRACT: 3B11/2B1A: Nice mix of
pasture in i lont. ith ib Il ihaid lods in back ollo e-silce. at thlis 21.45-acrc tract.
r / spacious fiiame/stucco-b home (picurcd on the iclft). located in-bctl\ccn Trcnton
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characters located a liong (R-337 (about 5 miles iEasl 1 l I rcnion: pic.. ii. ,
right). H las big pole-harn hchind the honm c. t \1h i !L 'nc cd w / ga lcd fn' .. . i '*
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"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"'
Jean Troke (cell #) Jean Troke (home #) Paul Troke (cell #)
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Palms Medical Group is seeking a part
time employee to perform duties related
to receipt of a new certification. Duties
will include auditing, drafting policies
related to certification, and generation
of reports. Strong organizational skills a
must. Nursing or healthcare background
preferred, but not required. Competitive
pay. Applications should be sent to Cer-
tification Position, 911 South Main Street
Trenton FL 32693. EEO.
2tb,9-22-9-29

GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
Temporary ESE Aide Kindergarten
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
Equivalent required. Must also have one
of the following: AA/AS degree or high-
er; 60 college level credits; or .Passing
-Score on Para Professional Exam.
21st Century Program Teachers and
Substitutes Qualifications: High
School Diploma or Equivalent required.
Complete application online then contact
the District office for more information.
This is for after school and on early re-
lease days.
Substitute Teachers Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
quired. Complete application online then
contact the District office for more infor-
mation.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool Qualifications: Bachelor's De-
gree. Currently certified with Temporary
or Professional Certificate or formerly
certified with Professional Certificate as
teacher in Florida or eligible for same
Once approved, highly qualified substi-
tutes would be eligible, for substituting
at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
where there is a long-term, absence in a
core subject area. All other daily substi-
tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
ply online and contact Human Resources
department for more information.
Bus Driver Trainees / Substitute Bus
Drivers Qualifications: High School
Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
,tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-
schools.org/Employment/jobs.html
All applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
tions will be accepted until positions are
filled unless otherwise indicated. EEO/
DFWP.
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between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.
352-221-5256.
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property.
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1 BR/1 BA
M/H with lot. $500 down, $450 per,
month. 863-683-9213.
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2/1 LARGE STILT HOME with 1/1
guest cottage along the Suwannee, deck
and floating dock on the river, $750.00 a'
month with 1 year lease, 368.466.7276.
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TRENTON: Mobile homes for .rent,
two 2 BR/2 BA, first month and security
deposit required. Call 352-528-6179 for
more information.
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3 BR/2 BA HOUSE IN BELL: Across
from Akins BBQ. Fenced-in yard, pole
barn, $900/month includes electricity and
water. No pets, no smoking. First and se-
curity required. Call 352-215-5694.
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TRENTON PHASE I APARTMENTS:
2 & 3 BR APTS AVAILABLE, 718 NE
7th Place #905, Trenton, FL 32693. Call
352-463-7106, TDD/TTY 711. This in-:
stitution is an equal opportunity provider,:
and employer.
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TRENTON PHASE II APART-
MENTS: Rental assistance may be avail-
able 1, 2 & 3 BR HC/non HC accessible
apartments. 718 NE 7th Place #905, Tren-
ton, FL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, TDD/'
TTY 711. This institution is an equal op-:
portunity provider, and employer.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Thirteen


In Gilchrist County our 4-H pro-
gram is centered on developing
life skills in young people. These
life skills are things that the 4-H
member will have at their disposal
for the rest of their life. Once a
young person learns skills like re-
cord keeping, public speaking, and
leadership (among many others),
that person will have these skills
at their disposal for the rest of their
life. These life skills will help the
young person to become a produc-
tive member of our society, and
perhaps point them in the path of a
career of interest.
One local young lady is develop-
ing plenty of life skills in 4-H. Bay-
ley Jones is a 10 year-old member
of the Busy Bees 4-H Club, which
focuses primarily on sewing. In the
Busy Bees club Bayley has learned
how to choose a pattern, sew a gar-
ment, and has even showed her
garment at our 4-H County Events.
day. Sewing is a fantastic skill and
can be a life-long hobby but her
sewing prowess is not why Bay-
ley Jones is this week's 4-H mem-
ber of the week. Bayley Jones is
an intelligent, hard working young
lady who has a bright future in 4-
H and should grow up to be a real
asset to our community. It might
be easier to talk about what Bayley
DOESN'T do in 4-H. In addition to
sewing, Bayley has completed poul-
try, garden, swine, dairy, and cook-
ing projects. BaIley was a mem-
ber of the county's poultry judging
team which won second place at last
year's state contest. Bayley helps
her family grow a good portion of
the food they eat, from helping to


Bayley Jones
raise vegetables, to milking their
cows, to keeping chickens for their
eggs. An extremely hard worker,
Bayley's quality of work is fantas-
tic and if she chooses she will be
a future superstar in Florida's agri-
culture industry.
Bayley has a sweet personal-
ity and loves to learn new thing's.
Her positive attitude, work ethic,
and intelligence helped her win the
Outstanding Junior 4-H Member of
the Year for 2011 in August. Bay-
ley should have another great year
in 4-H in 2011-12. Other young
people are invited to join Bayley
and several hundred other youth
in Gilchrist County in a local 4-H
Club. It's free to join and 4-H is
open to any 5-18 year old in the
county regardless of race, gender,
religion, or creed, just call 463-
3174 for more information. Con-
gratulations to Bayley Jones, our
4-Her of the week!


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The Log Cabin Quilters met just great.
Thursday, September 15, at the Levy Greg and six young men were
County Quilt Museum. We had a lot out Tuesday. What a great day it
of yarn brought in. There are lots of was with them here to mow, to clear
colors and sizes and we're selling it weeds and.to put in new lights were
for $1 or less. We also have crochet needed. Thanks, Lancaster.
needles. The yarn will help make Thursday lunch was good with
great Christmas presents without fried chicken, noodles with spaghetti
spending a lot of money. sauce, mixed vegetables, carrots,
So many people are sick this week. chocolate cake and much more.
Our prayers are with Marge Prevatt. t Winnelle Home
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Gilchrist County,

Land Transactions


Richard Gotshall a/k/a Richard L.
Gotshall, Mandi Gotshall a/k/a Man-
da Gotshall to Richard L. Gotshall
Trustee, Manda Gotshall Trustee,
and the Richard L. Gotshall Living
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, on
9/12/2011.
David Cox to David W. Cox Trust-
ee and David W. Cox Revocable
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, on
9/12/2011.
David Cox to David W. Cox Trust-
ee and David W. Cox Revocable
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, on
9/12/2011.
Alice Kaminski and Jan Narloch
Estate to Alice L. Kaminski, personal
representative's deed, $25,000.00, on
9/12/2011.
Alice L. Kaminski to Alice L. Ka-
minski and Anthony P. Kaminski,
statutory warranty deed, $10.00, on
9/12/2011.
Bank of America N.A., BAC Home
Loans Servicing LP to Federal Home
Loan Mortgage Corporation, special
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 20 River-
walk of Fanning Springs Phase 1, on


9/13/2011.
Mary D. English to Mary D. Eng-
lish and Rickey D. English, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 15 Santa Fe Forest,
on 9/13/2011.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court,
John J. Hauprich, Paula J. Hauprich,
Earl Mason Spencer Estate, Helen
A. Spencer Estate, Anthony Spencer,
Vickie Roberts, Linda Fowler, David
Spencer, and Glen Spencer to John J.
Hauprich and Paula J. Hauprich, cer-
tificate of title, $10.00, Lot 116 Ayers
Estates, on 9/13/2011.
Julie A. Bean to Earlie Mae Lew-
is, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 2
and 3 Block 13 Wade and Bell, on
9/13/2011.
Donald R. Green and Elaine L.
Green to 23 Farms LLC, warranty
deed, $1,800,000.00, on 9/15/2011.

Otter Springs Park
and Campground
to hold Literacy
Program
Submitted
Otter Springs Park and Camp-
ground will hold 'It's Time to Read!'
Literacy Program for ages 4-8 on Sat-
urday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m.
Join Otter Springs and Gilchrist
'County Library for an interactive
children's reading program. Pre-reg-
ister by calling 463-0800. The pro-
gram is free. Call 463-0800 for more
information. "


From the Desk of Gilchrist

County Sheriff Daniel Slaughter

Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING:
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011


On September 12, 2011, Brandi L.
Harden 1/15/1987 was arrested for
Violation of Probation-Simple Bat-
tery.
On September 12, 2011, Jessie L.
Rain 9/1/1984 was arrested for Ala-
chua County Warrant-Failure to Ap-
pear/Making False info to Law En-
forcement Officer on Alleged Crime.
On September 13, 2011, Deborah
Sweeney 8/13/1964 was arrested for
Disorderly Intoxication, Resisting
Arrest without Violence.
On September 14, 2011, Jesse
Franke 6/10/1981 was arrested for


Gilchrist

Sheriff's

Volunteers news

During the month of August 2011,
Citizens Patrol vehicles were driven
678 miles and volunteers contrib-
uted 79 hours while patrolling city
and county roads, providing traffic
control at the Trenton Elementary
School zone, and escorting a funeral
procession.
CARE (Check and Respond Ev-
eryday) callers made 130 calls and
31 visits to residents enrolled in .the
CARE program.
The next meeting will be held on
October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Sheriff's
Office meeting room.
The public is invited to attend and
we look forward to meeting prospec-
tive members of our organization.
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO


Criminal Mischief X 2.
On September 14, 2011, Linda M.
Collins 4/30/1961 Violation of Pro-
bation-Attaching Tag not Assigned
On September 15, 2011, Jamey
Elizabeth Williams 4/25/1992 was
arrested for Levy County Warrant-
Fraud, Theft.
On September 16, 2011, Jan V.
White 8/17/1964 was arrested for
Aggravated Domestic Battery.
On September 18, 2011, Timothy
A. Whitemore 5/19/1966 was ar-
rested for Driving while License Sus-
pended or Revoked.

Quilters of Alachua
County Pay Guild
announces meeting

The Quilters of Alachua County
Day Guild (QACDG) meets monthly
the first Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to
noon, at Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 1521 N.W. 324th Street in
Gainesville.
Refreshments are served at 9:30
a.m., the meeting begins at 10 a.m.
Guests are welcome.
Commemorating the 150th an-
niversary of the start of the Civil
War, Sally Glaze and participants in
the guild's Civil War and Dear Jane
Quilt Bees will present QACDG's
October 6 program, 'The Civil Way,'
an examination of the quilts of the
Civil War and the women who cre-
ated them. Sure to be fascinating and
memorable.
'For more information on the guild,
go to www.qacdg.org.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011


Pa e Fourteen


rF- r Central Florida Electric Cooperative

I breaks ground on new building


Billy Brideson, Trenton firefighter, Colby Perryman and Capt. Mayra Hope all participated in the first
annual event.

Gilchrist County firefighters take

part in first annual 9/11 memorial


Submitted
Billy Brideson with City of Trenton
Fire Department, Colby Perryman
and Capt. Mayra Hope with Gilchrist
County Fire Rescue participated in
the First Annual Hillsborough Coun-


POW/MIA

Table

Ceremony
Veterans gathered at the Gilchrist
County Memorial Park on Friday
morning to honor and remember pris-
oners of war and those listed as miss-
ing in action.
"This is a ceremony to remember
our nation's heroes," said Jim Mash,
Gilchrist County Veterans' Service
Officer. "Those who swore on their
lives to protect our values and defend
our nation."
A table for one was set up with a
white tablecloth and an empty chair.
There was a wine glass, candle, black
ribbon, single rose, red ribbon, faded
picture, slice of lemon, salt and a
bible placed on the table as a remem-
brance.




Veterans
Ted
Henley,
Bill
Cummings
and Mike -
Harrell
stand at
the table
set up in
remem-
brance of
'all prison- __ -
ers of war
and those
missing in .
action. .. *


ty 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on the
10th anniversary of 9/11.
These three firefighters climbed
a total of 111 stories in the Bank of
America building where the chal-
lenge was held in Tampa with a to-


tal of an estimated eighty other fire-
fighters.
They each wore the names of the
three firemen who lost their lives
September 11, 2001, in the World
Trade Center disaster.


Harvey Hampton played the bugle at the POW/MIA ceremony.


The Board of Trustees for Central Florida Electric Cooperative officially breaks ground on the new main
office building. Trustees are, from left to right, Donald Lane, Kenneth Osteen, Tony Weeks, Randy Mikell,
George Stephens, Alan Mikell, Barbara Townsend, Kyle Quiricey and Thelma McCain.


Submitted
The Board of Trustees of Central
Florida Electric Cooperative offi-
cially broke ground on a new main
office building on Monday, Sept. 19,
as the gray skies above were threat-
ening rain.
The new 32,000-square foot main
office building will be located at
11491 N.W. 50th St., in Chiefland,
with the entrance located on the east
side of County Road 321.
Mike Campbell, General Manager,
said, "In 1993, the cooperative pur-
chased this property, and we have
been planning for this building ever
since. This has been a project 18
years in the making, and we are glad


that it is finally coming to fruition."
The building will combine opera-
tions currently housed in three build-
ings: engineering, the drive-thru and
the main office. The current main of-
fice building was built in 1952 and is
one of the oldest buildings in,Chief-
land still in daily use.
Campbell says the building will be
very secure against storms and able
to withstand up to 150 mile per hour
winds. The system control center will
be located in the most secure section
of the building, which will also be
able to operate from a backup gen-
erator. Other departments in the new
building will include administration,


finance, infohnation systems, and
member and customer services.
A larger, more customer friendly
lobby area with four payment win-
dows, more parking spaces and a two-
lane drive thru will provide members
with better customer service. The,
building will be compliant with the
American Disabilities Act.
The architect, Billy Brame, from
Brame Architects, Gainesville, at-,
tended the ground breaking, as did'
Todd Gray, of Gray Construction
Services, Trenton, who is the general
contractor for the building project.
Completion of the building is ex-
pected in late summer 2012.


County administrator fired


Continued from page 1
why he had not met with more of the
county department supervisors.He
explained that due to personal health
issues and other matters that he is still
working to meet with the county de-
partment supervisors.
"I just haven't done that yet," Mc-
Queen responded.
This answer prompted Commis-
sioner Durden to say, "I don't see
the improvements the board asked
the county administrator to do, being
made."
McQueen explained, "On a day to
day basis, I have been putting more
time in on the job."
The county administrator then
told the commission that he would
take'vacation time from the county
administrator's position for the pe-
riod of time that he attended the Levy
County Commission meeting.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
explained that he had talked with the
county administrator and that he felt
like McQueen was making improve-
ments to meet the board's demands on


the position. Langford went on to say
that he felt the county administrator
should be given the six-month proba-
tionary period to make the necessary
improvements that were placed on
the position.
"I don't see how you can keep put-
ting up with the bull crap that you
deal with in your position," Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thiomas aid. "It will
save this board a lot of headache for
you to just resign from the county
administrator's position."
"I don't feel this board has a ven-
detta against Ronnie McQueen, but I
do feel that some people in the public
do," Commissioner Thomas said.
After more discussion, Commis-
sioner Durden said that he just doesn't
see the improvement required by the
county commission being made.
Commissioner Harrison agreed
with Commissioner Tommy Lang-
ford, explaining that he felt the board
should give the county administrator
the six-month- probationary period
they had agreed upon, which would
have been time to work out the prob-


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The commission chairman called
for a vote and commissioners Sha,
ron Langford, Kenrick Thomas and
Randy Durden voted in favor of the
action, while Commissioners, Har-
rison and Tommy Langford vote no
on the motion to terminate the county
administrator immediately.
McQueen then stood and addressed
the commission, "I have put a lot of
heart and soul into this county' and
I have never been ashamed of the
county commissioners, but I am to-
night."
McQueen then left the meeting and
the position he held as county admin-
istrator.
Charlie Perez, former Gilchrist
County fire chief, then addressed
the commission to ask the board to
provide McQueen with a severance
package.
The board agreed to consider a
severance package and set a special
meeting for 4 p.m. on Monday, Sepf(
26 to determine who will be the in.-
terim county administrator.






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