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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: January 12, 2012
Frequency: weekly
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 81 Years.
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 81 -No. 34 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, January 12, 2012 Price 5 Dixie & LevyCounties),$28.00 OtherAreas
www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State



Trenton child dies in four-wheeler accident


By Carrie A. Mizell
A 12-year-old Trenton girl was
killed Saturday night in a four-wheel-
er accident in the Gulf Hammock
Hunt Club.
Cheyenne Ellis was driving a 2009
Yamaha Rhino with her 5-year-old
passenger, Brody Ellis of Cedar Key,
when the accident occurred at 10:15
p.m. on January 7.
According to Cpl. Dill of the Flor-


ida Highway Patrol, Cheyenne Ellis
was driving the four-wheeler south-
bound on a limerock road inside the
hunting club when she lost control of
the ATV. Cheyenne was ejected from
the four-wheeler when it began to
rotate in a clockwise motion before
overturning on top of Cheyenne and
Brody.
Brody suffered minor injuries in
the accident.


According to the incident report,
the children were not wearing hel-
mets when the accident occurred.
Charges in the accident are pend-
ing.
Cheyenne was a sixth grade student
at Chiefland Middle School, where
she was actively involved in FFA,
and played softball andvolleyball.
On Tuesday morning, Cheyenne's
FFA advisor Katie Jones remembered


her as a sweet and enthusiastic girl.
Funeral services for Cheyenne will
be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12
at First Baptist Church of Chiefland.
A second four-wheeler accident in
Levy County over the weekend took
the life of a 22-year-old Bronson
man.
Lucas Benjamin Corbitt, 22, of
Bronson, was pronounced dead at
the scene after he reportedly lost con-


trol of a Yamaha four-wheeler on NE
115th Avenue.
According to Cpl. Leslie Weber of
the Florida Highway Patrol, Corbitt
was driving the ATV north on NE
115thAvenue, which is a dirt roadway
that curves toward the right. Corbitt
lost control of the four-wheeler, caus-
ing its left front side to collide with a
dirt embankment on the west side of
the road.


On impact, Cpl. Weber stated that
the ATV continued on north before
overturning and ejecting Corbitt onto
the roadway.
Corbitt was found several hours
after the accident occurred by a lo-
cal resident walking along the road
at 9:30 a.m. The actual time of the
crash had not been determined at
press time. Corbitt was not wearing a
helmet at the time of the crash.


Clerk will not seek


re-election in 2012


Submitted
To the Citizens of Gilchrist Coun-
ty:
It will soon be sixteen (16) years
since you, the citizens of Gilchfist
County, put your faith and trust in my
abilities and gave me the opportunity
of a lifetime to serve you as the Gil-
christ County Clerk of the Court.
My promise at that time was to
provide all citizens with prompt,
courteous and friendly service.' That
continues to be our goal to this date. I
can honestly say that I have learned,
matured and enjoyed the daily oppor-
tunities and challenges of the office.
As this election year is fast ap-
proaching, I wanted to officially an-
nounce my intention of not seeking
another term as your Clerk, and to
allow all interested candidates ample
time to prepare and run for the of-
fice.
I again want to thank you, the citi-
zens, for this wonderful opportunity
and my fellow constitutional officers,


Joe Gilliam


the many county commissioners, past
and present, for their support, assis-
tance and advice.
I especially want to thank the en-
tire Clerk's Staff for their dedication,
hard work, knowledge and their loy-
ality over the years:
Joe Gilliam


Wilson announces


candidacy for Clerk


Submitted
My name is Verna Mae Eady Wil-
son and I am seeking the position of
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gil-
christ County.
I am 47 years old and have been
married to Kenyon Wilson for 11
years and have three children.
I have lived in Gilchrist County
since 1971 and attended Gilchrist
schools since the second grade, grad-
uating from Trenton High School.
During my various employment
positions I have had to meet the pub-
lic, oftentimes having to tactfully
solve problems, handle finances, do
scheduling and meet with other de-
partment heads in assisting to bring
about the best handling of situations.
I held the position of recording
clerk with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court for Levy County for one year
serving under Mr. Danny Shipp. I
was subsequently promoted to felony
Clerk where I served for three years.
I left the Levy County position in
2007 when a position with the Clerk's
office in Gilchrist County came avail-
able. I have served under Joe Gilliam
as Deputy Clerk in charge of misde-
meanor and jury clerk since July,
2007.
The position of Clerk of the Circuit
Court is defined as the public trustee
for the county. This entails the keep-


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ing of all public records, being an
internal auditor for the county funds,
and maintaining checks and balances
in county government by acting as
clerk to the Board of County Com-
missioners and clerk to the court.
I feel that I am uniquely qualified
for this position.
As a recording clerk I have had to
be meticulous in inspecting each doc-
ument and making sure everything
was met for the recordation.
In working with the courts I hVie
had to be very precise in making sure
each had the correct information and
in the right format.
While working as the finance man-
ager for a sanitation company I was
involved in preparing and submitting
bids to cities and counties.
I feel I am a well-rounded person
and very capable of performing the
tasks of the Clerk's office.
During my employment with a
major glass company I was the sole
employee handling accounts payable,
accounts receivable and payroll.
My family and I have lived and
worked in Gilchrist County for over
40 years and our heart and soul are
here.
I am fortunate to reside in a county
where the old adage "help thy neigh-
bor" is still alive and doing well. I
want only the best for the caring citi-
zens of our county and I respectfully
ask for your support in letting me
provide the best service I can for the
people of the county.
Verna Mae Eady Wilson


Weekend backpack program


kicks off on Friday


By Carrie A: Mizell
Elementary age school children
who may only get a decent meal at
school will be able to take a back-
pack filled with food home begin-
ning on Friday, Jan. 13.
Local students will no longer go
hungry on the weekends, thanks
to a $20,000 grant from the J.R.
Albert Foundation that will be im-
plemented by the Senior Citizens
Food Pantry.
According to Rick Weder, di-
rector of the Senior Citizens Food
Pantry, 90 backpacks have been
provided for this program, which
will provide food to students at
Bell Elementary School, Trenton
Elementary School and First Place
Academy.
The weekend backpack program
is being established in Gilchrist
County to reduce chronic child
hunger over the weekends.
Not only does poor nutrition cre-
ate health issues, but it also nega-
tively impacts students' academic


achievements.
"We are thankful to be supporting
Mr. Weder in helping our community
and students in this time of economic
hardship," Don Thomas, superin-
tendent of schools said. "We realize
people are hurting and we hope that
this program reaches out to our fami-
lies in need and offers support to our
students. We are thankful for com-
munity members that look for ways
to help make our community a better
place."
Volunteers from throughout the
community will pack the backpacks
each week with the following items:
one jar of peanut butter, one box of
cereal, four juice boxes, two cans of
.lunch meat, two cans of soup, two
cans of beans, two cans of vegetables,
two containers of rice or pasta, one
piece of fruit, and four snacks such as
granola bars or cheese crackers.
"Everything we send home with
the students has to be microwave
friendly," Weder explained. "Every
backpack will be packed with enough


food for three children in a fam-
ily."
Guidance counselors at each of
the three schools will determine
who should receive a backpack,
and once the backpacks arrive at
the schools on Fridays, teachers
will be given the responsibility of
giving the backpacks to the stu-
dents at the end of the school day.
In the coming weeks, Weder said
he would like to begin distribut-
ing backpacks at the middle/high
schools as well, but he needs more
backpacks.
Anyone who would like to do-
nate backpacks is asked to drop
them off at the Senior Citizens
Food Pantry in Trenton.
According to Weder, a commit-
tee of local residents will be formed
to oversee the weekend backpack
program.
Currently, Weder estimates that
the Senior Citizens Food Pantry
has enough food to provide back-
packs through December 2012.


BHS earns an A, THS gets a B


Submitted
Superintendent Don Thomas is
pleased to announce the high school
grades for the 2010-2011 School
Year.
Bell High School received an "A"
and trenton High School received a
"B."
The Florida Department of Educa-
tion released the high school grades
on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
The Elementary School Grades
for the 2010-2011 school year were
previously released and Superinten-
dent Thomas was extremely proud
that both elementary schools earned
"A's," allowing Gilchrist County
School District the opportunity to
continue with sustained academic
success.
"The process used.for calculating
school grades has changed over the
last 10 years. However, our school
district's dedicated teachers, students,
'administration and community have
continued to respond with continued
success."
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Education's Press Office,
"Florida's high schools increased in
the number and percent of schools
achieving high marks for the 2010-
11 school year. Results show that
78 percent of the state's high schools
earned either an "A" or "B" grade, an
increase from 71 percent last year."
The high school grades are released
later than the elementary schools, due
to a new component that was added
during the 2009-10 school year. This


new component measures a school's
performance in the areas of gradu-
ation rate, at-risk graduation rate,
percentage of students taking accel-
erated coursework, and percentage
of students performing adequately
in the accelerated coursework, along
with the percentage of students dem-
onstrating college readiness in the ar-
eas of reading and mathematics.
Superintendent Thomas reported
that both high schools either main-
tained or improved in their per-
formance for all of the described
elements that are part of the high
school component. The high school
component has been created to total
800 points. Bell High School earned
745 points and Trenton High School
earned 763 points.
"We continue to be proud of our
teachers and students as they excel
on the FCAT portion of the school
grade as well as the new high school
grading component. Our schools are
doing well in all areas of the new
component," shared Janet Bradley,
Director of Secondary Education.
Trenton High School earned
enough total points to be classified as
an "A" school. However, the school
grade calculation has a component
that requires that 50 percent or more
of the lowest performing students in
reading and mathematics show gains
from the previous school year. Tren-
ton High had 47 percent of the low-
est 25 percent in reading show gains.
When the percentage is below 50
percent school drops a letter grade.


"We received this- information
earlier this year and began work-
ing immediately on creating an ac-
tion plan," stated Lynette Langford,
Trenton High School Principal. "In
a school our size, the difference of 47
percent and 50 percent could be three
or four students."
Langford went on to state, "I am
so proud of the students, faculty, staff
and parents of Trenton High School.
Although we would rather receive
the grade of an A than a B, we are still
proud to be a high performing school.
Our students and teachers work hard
day in and day out to make sure that
our students are successful in all ar-
eas. For more than 10 years THS has
been a high performing school, and
we are extremely proud of the ac-
complishments of all our students. It
is a pleasure to work with such won-
derful students, parents and staff."
Bell High School received enough
points to earn an "A" grade as well as
met the threshold for growth with the
lowest performing students to main-
tain the "A" grade.
Bell High School is proud of their
students, staff, teachers and stake-
holders for their continued success in
student achievement.
"Bell High School has earned its
sixth consecutive "A" school grade,"
stated Rick Reed, Bell High School
Principal. He continued, "This has
been the result of hard work on the
part of many people at the school and
the district. Thanks to our parents and
students and staff for all they do."


'Connie Sanchez


Supervisor

of Elections

will seek

re-election
Submitted
Connie Douglas Sanchez will
be seeking re-election for Gilchrist
County Supervisor of Elections.
"I am so very proud to have been
elected to serve as your Supervisor of
Elections," Sanchez said. "My staff
and I would like to continue, as we
have in the past, to provide the vot-
ers of Gilchrist County with friendly,
efficient and convenient customer
service."


Romney


campaign


will be in


Gilchrist


County
Submitted
On Thursday, January 12, Mitt
Romney's campaign staff will be
coming to Gilchrist County. You do
not have to be a current supporter to
attend. They want to visit with vot-
ers and discuss the campaign and you
will have the opportunity to ask any
questions that you have. As of now
this is the only presidential campaign
that has shown the interest of coming
to our county. Hopefully you can take
advantage of this opportunity and use
this as a means of making a decision
as to whom you want to support in
the election.
They will be here on January 12 at
6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in
the Trenton Library in the conference
room.
If you have any questions give me
a call, Dave Biddle at 352-339-0445.


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2012 Candidates
for local office
County Commissioner-District 3
William (Bill) Wolford-R
County Commissioner-District 5
Kenrick D. Thomas-R
Sheriff
Robert (Bobby) Schultz III-D
Charles Risk Jr.-D
Clerk of Circuit Court
Verna Mae Eady Wilson-D
Randy Durden-R
Crystal Thornton Jones-R
Property Appraiser
Damon C. Leggett-D
Supervisor of Elections
Connie D. Sanchez-R
County Judge
David Miller (Duke) Lang-NP


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012


County Commission and


SRWMD work to stop


spraying on Waters Lake Road


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
held their first meeting of the new
year on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
David Still, executive director of
Suwannee River Water Management
District, addressed the Commission
to report the enforcement of spraying
on a county road adjacent to Misty
Farms by Rodney Tompkins is not
going as well as the district would
like.
Still reported that although Tomp-
kins does not have a Consumptive
Use Water permit to irrigate his field,
he continues to spray his farmland
and a portion of the newly resurfaced
county road, SE 45th Avenue.
The water management district has
been working for a year now on a
complaint involving the farm owner
spraying on the county road.
Still reported that the individual
has failed to answer registered mail
and the district is now considering
other legal action.
The water management district had
Tompkins served a notice of viola-
tion, but he continues to spray water
and waste from the dairy.
In September 2011 the district
ordered a cease of the pumping by


Tompkins, but again he continues
to use the same irrigation and spray
a portion of the new roadway from
time. to time.
Still told the Commission that a
judge could issue a court order to
stop the spraying, but he is not cer-
tain Tompkins will comply.
"I am not sure that we will get a
satisfactory resolution to this safety
issue," Still explained.
The board discussed that the spray-
ing of water on roadway surfaces
during freezing conditions will dam-
age the newly resurfaced highway.
John McPherson, Gilchrist County
attorney, told the Commission that
the most effective action would be
for Gilchrist County to issue a Notice
of Violation to Rodney Tompkins,
Misty Farms, for spraying the liquid
on the county roadway.
Tompkins seems to be one of a few
farmers that is still spraying their ir-
rigation on county roads, McPherson
added. McPherson told the Commis-
sion that Sheriff Slaughter has also
received complaints from people
about the spraying on the roadway
from the irrigation.
The board discussed that this is a
safety issue.


Steve Gladden, a resident of the
Waters Lake community, told the
Commission that after dark, the dairy
often sprays manure effluent through
the irrigation system and onto the
county roadway.
The Commission discussed the
spraying of the county road in detail.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
made a motion to have the county
attorney work with Gilchrist County
Code Enforcement to draft informa-
tion that will stop the spraying on the
roadway when a complaint is filed
with Code Enforcement.
Commissioner Randy Durden
agreed with the motion and gave a
second in support before the Com-
mission voted 4-0 to approve this ac-
tion.
Commissioner Harrison asked Da-
vid Still if the new irrigation systems
being installed have restrictive mech-
anisms on the end guns to keep them
from spraying on the county roads.
Still reported that the new pivot
systems do. Harrison explained that
he felt the installer of the irrigation
pivot system should be made respon-
sible to keep the end gun from spray-
ing on the county roads.


Pictured from left to right, Ladies Auxiliary co-chair Betty Hudson, Judy Allen-chair of the Americanism
contest, BES students Mikayla Trantham and Emilee Benton and Principal Sherry Lindsey.


Local author's book is now


available on amazon.com


By Carrie A. Mizell
Cassie Dandridge Selleck pat-
temed her main character Ora Lee
after the strong southern women she
knew while growing up in Leesburg.
"Most of the women I knew were
storytellers in one form or another,"
Selleck recalls. "I knew that my main
character needed to be that same
type of woman-strong, a little brash,
quick-whitted and above all else,
flawed."
A former Three Rivers Regional
Library employee who worked in the
Trenton Library from 2002 to 2005,
Selleck has written a book titled "The
Pecan Man."
Available through www.amazon.
com, "The Pecan Man" was formed
in Selleck's mind after a trip to Live
Oak in 2001, where she passed a thin,
ghostly African American man riding
a rumpled old bicycle.
In her novel, the main character,
Ora Lee, sets out to tell the story of
The Peacn Man and learns far more
about herself in the process and that's
the real story.
"She learns along the way what it is
to have a family," Selleck said. "The
story is about sacrifice and redemp-
tion...about setting things right."
In writing her novel, Selleck
worked with a Gainesville writers
and poets group.
"I developed my characters first.
and then put them on the page," Sell-
eck explained. "There was little plan-
ning or outlining done, even though
most writing instructors teach the
value of an outline."
In 2006, Selleck sent the first chap-
ter of "The Pecan Man" to the CNW
Publishing/Florida Freelance Writ-
ers Association Florida State Writ-
ers Competition. One of 105 manu-
scripts submitted, "The Pecan Man"
won first place.
"As a writer,you doubt your work,
but winning that contest gave me
confidence and encouragement to
continue on," Selleck said.
A wife, mother and grandmother,
Selleck lives in Mayo, where she is
currently working on a second manu-
script which promises to be a humor-
ous story set in a small town very
similar to Mayo with quirky charac-
ters. Selleck has not ruled out writing
a sequel to "The Pecan Man" some-
day and said she hopes to one day
have a novel adapted into a screen-
play for a movie.


Quilters of

Alachua County

Day Guild
Quilters of Alachua County Day
Guild (QACDG) member Bette
Viessman will present an introduc-
tion to the Alachua County quilting
community during a presentation
Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m., at the
Alachua County Library, Newberry
Branch, 110 South Seaboard Drive in
Newberry.
For more information on the New-
berry Branch library, call Marian
Suggs, (352) 472-1135.


Courthouse and
County Offices
closing for holiday

The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will be
CLOSED on Monday, January 16,
2012, in observance of Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day.


Ladies Auxiliary co-chaii Betty Hudson, Judy Allen-chair of the Americanism contest, TES student Am-
ber Barkevich and Amber's mother, Callie Barkevich are pictured.


Ladies Auxiliary announces local


coloring contest and essay winners
Submitted youth by giving monetary prizes for land Elementary); 2nd place--Patrick
The Ladies Auxiliary from Post their participation. .Cashmon (4th grade at Bell Elemen-
5625 would like to thank Bell Ele- Winners of the coloring contest for tary); 3rd place--Amber Barkevich
mentary and Trenton Elementary for K-2nd grade are: 1st place--Chenoa (3rd grade at Trenton Elementary).
their participation in our coloring and Clark (2nd grade at Chiefland El- The 5th grade essay contest win-
essay contest. Your participation in ementary); 2nd place--Mikayla Tran- ners are: 1st place--Kyndall O'Steen
America and its history, patriotism, tham (2nd grade at Bell Elementary); at Anderson Elementary; 2nd place-
and freedom are awesome. 3rd place-Emilee Benton (Kindergar- -Hallie Chewning at Anderson El-
We also would like to invite the 5th ten at Bell Elementary). ementary; 3rd place--Kent Sloan at
grade at Trenton to participate in our The winners of the coloring contest Cedar Key Elementary.
essay contest which we have each for 3rd and 4th grade are: 1st place- We are proud of the youth; they
year at this time. We encourage our -Karina Lowvns (4th grade at Chief- rock!


Hunting camera helps catch AC thief


By Carrie A. Mizell
A Williston man determined to
stop a thief from stealing his air con-
ditioner unit set up a game camera
that eventually led to the arrest of a
Morriston man.
Roy Alexander of Williston had
his 3.5-ton air conditioner unit stolen
not once, but twice, most recently
on December 27, 2011. After his
air conditioner was stolen the first
time, Alexander got smart and set
up a concealed game camera facing
the air conditioner unit and obtained
photographs of a suspect stealing his
second air conditioner unit.
When Alexander called the Levy
County Sheriff's Office to report his


'you are cordially invited to attend the
Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commrerez
annual 33anquel
Thursday, January 19, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Trenton Elementary Cafetorium
Tickets $27.00 per person
Available at the Chamber of Commerce Office
Please RSVP to Kyle Stone at: 352-463-3467
Or
Return the RSVP stub at the bottom of this letter with your payment to:
Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce
220 S. Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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Thieves caught on tape


unit had been stolen again, he was
able to provide investigators with
photographs of the suspects,rtheir ve-
hicle and of the suspects loading the
unit into a Ford truck.
Within a week of the theft, a con-
cerned citizen notified the Levy
County Sheriff's Office and identified
the truck's owner, Raymond Shelton
Shiver of Morriston.
Levy County Deputy Scott Stancil
and Sgt. Mike Narayan went to the
suspect's house, which is located at
4350 SE 138th Terrace, and contact-
ed'Shiver's son, Alexander Matthew


Shiver.
Deputies were then able to identify
Alexander Shiver as one of the two
suspects in the theft. The second sus-
pect has been identified as Raymond
Shiver, Jr., who is Alexander's older
brother.
Alexander Shiver was arrested for
grand theft. According to officials, he
is on felony probation for grand theft
already. Deputies were still look-
ing for Raymond Shiver, Jr. at press
time.


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Page Three


With the New Year brings unsea-
sonably warm temperatures that
could have a realistic drawdown to
the long-term water issues. It seems
the weather all over the country is
much warmer than what it was in
2011. In Nebraska and the Dakotas in
January 2011, these areas had a thick
snow pack. A year later, there is little
snow to be found.
It appears with the lack of snow in
the upper midwest and west coastal
areas, the temperatures are so warm
that lakes and rivers that under nor-
mal conditions would be frozen over
this time of year are still rippling in
the breeze. Weather meteorologists
foresee that without freezing, snowy
conditions that provide snow and
ice caps to the northern portions of
the Midwest and Pacific northwest,
they forecast dry conditions by the
spring, and into the summer and fall
of 2012.
I was talking with a fellow that
has a shallow water well in north-
west Gilchrist County recently and
he pointed out that from time to time,
the well seems to be going dry.
I spoke with a river resident last
week that reported the sand bar be-
low Hart Springs is now up out of
the water. They explained that last


Thank you to Chief
Raven, Officer
Thomas, and.Taylor
Brown

Dear Editor,"
It isn't often that we write to the ed-
itor, but a recent event at the Gilchrist
County Public Library compels us
to.
On December 30, 2011, the li-
brary was broken into and.three lap-
tops were taken. Library employees
Jennifer Geiger and Terri McIntyre
discovered the theft and called the
Police Station. Chief James Raven
responded and immediately took
steps to try to locate the individual
and also to recover the computers.
Two days later one computer was re-
covered and there is a good chance
that we. will recover the other two,
and the individual who took them
will be arrested.
The library staff was very im-
pressed with the interest that Chief
Raven and Officer Thomas took in
this case. They spent long hours
and gave up their Monday holiday
to work on finding the individual and


Wednesday morning when the frost
and ice were the heaviest, this sand
bar appeared as if it was covered by
ice.
I can't imagine this, but the cur-
rent water levels on the Suwannee
and Santa Fe Rivers are at the low-
est I have ever seen them. This time
of year the river is primarily fed by
springs only. When springtime comes
and the warm temperatures cause the
sap in the trees to rise, the water lev-
els will be affected by ihis condition.
We just need some rain.
This time of year Cindy Jo has
already begun lining up planting
projects on Saturdays. The sooner I
plant the trees and clean up those ar-
eas that have been killed back by the
20 freeze, the sooner I can begin to
experiment with different vegetable
varieties in the garden.
I have talked with several people
that report catching good limits of
speckled trout and redfish in the Su-
wannee River estuaries. Keep in mind
that beginning February 1, 2012, new
regulations, which will benefit. the
angler, will go into effect.
The redfish limit will change to two
per person per day and the speckled
trout will not have a closed season in
2012. Good luck and tight lines.


the computers.
The library staff and everyone else
associated with it would like to thank
those in the Trenton Police Depart-
ment for getting the police report to
us in a timely manner and for their
help and dedication.
Also, we want to thank Taylor
Brown, City Manager, for having the
Road Department paint yellow lines
down the center of .NE 11th Ave.,
located in front of the library. This
may have prevented an accident in
the future.
Thank you.
Wilma Mattucci,
Library Manager


In response to the
Now and Then
column in the
January 5th edition

Dear Mrs. Mizell,
After reading your article on Janu-
ary 5, 2012, "Now and Then" I could
not refrain from responding. With all
the issues we have in our world, our


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John's Comments
By John M. Ayers


state, and our county, did this justify
a half page article? Really????
Your description of several of our
county residents as "scavengers" is
absolutely absurd.
As to the third paragraph stating
"God Bless dad for not saying "No
sir, you both stole my pecans," I took
time out of my day to walk behind
your building. I could see pecans
smashed into the ground where cars
had run over them. There was no
visible sign stating "please don't take
our pecans," so that tells me--that you
much rather them go to waste before
someone who could use them picks
them up.
Did you impress yourself by slan-
dering one of our Trenton city com-
missioners'?
At the end of the day they are pe-
cans. Yes pecans-a nut used in bak-
ing. Isn't this the time of year for
giving? Don't you think God would
bless us for giving something away
that is going to waste right in the
back of your building.
Think about what you have said to
the citizens of Trenton and then I sug-
gest you get a sign since you make
signs all day long at your business!!!
Connie Sundeen


Polyamorous
(Kent Heaton)


Polyamorous is such a new word that the dictionary spell
check did not recognize it. However the concept of the
meaning for "polyamorous" is nearly as old as the
existence of man on earth. By definition it pertains to
"participation in multiple and simultaneous loving or
.sexual relationships" (Dictionary.com). Polygamy is a
similar word suggesting more than one husband or wife.
The meaning of 'amorous' is to express romantic love or
sexual attraction. Polyamorous is by definition an
acceptance of having several 'partners' in a loving or
sexual relationship. You can put a bow-tie on a rattlesnake
but when all is said and done you still have lethal creature
that will kill you. Sin is like that too.
The prophet Isaiah defined "polyamorous" in Isaiah
5:18-21. "Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of
vanity, and sin as if with a cart rope; that say, 'Let Him
make speed and hasten His work, that we may see it; and
let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and
come, that we may know it.' Woe to those who call evil
good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and
light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for
bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and
prudent in their own sight!" There is nothing new under
the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) as man tries to redefine what the
Creator, has deemed wrong. God defines polyamorous
couples as adulterers.
The prophet Isaiah speaks of the vanity of man seeking
the fulfillment of the fleshly passions. A polyamorous
couple is interested only in the selfish desires of their own
nature. Love as defined by these couples is suggested as a
pure kind of love and yet by their own admission
(including studies of such couples) the one factor they
cannot deal with is innate in man: jealousy. Jehovah


created Adam and Eve; not Adam and Bob and Eve or any
other combination. Even the allowance of multiple wives
in the Old Testament was fraught with jealousy (Sarph &
Hagar; Leah & Rachel).
Jesus Christ declined the marriage relationship as one man
and one woman in Matthew 19 and the apostle Paul
confirmed this in almost all of his. epistles. Sexual
immorality is condemned by the Lord on every level. "Do
you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the
kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor
sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of
God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Society may say that
fornication, adultery, homosexuality and sodomites are
accepted but the Lawgiver condemns them; and "there is
one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy" (James
4:12).
Man is not the judge but the word of God is the judge.
Jesus said, "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My
word., has that which judges hinm- the word that I have
spoken will judge him in the last day" (John 12:48).
Polyamorous couples will never find the happiness they
seek any more than homosexuals or sodomites. Committed
love is found when a man and woman love one another as
God has created in the family element.
Satan beguiles us in thinking that if you just paint
something a different color it will change the nature of the
beast. He is a master craltsman at his trade but people ofl
God will see through the layers of deceit and rejecl him at
every turn. Call it whatever you like (poly-this or
poly-that) but it is still what it is. "Let God be true but
every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).


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


Forget losing 15 pounds of linger-
ing baby weight. This New Year I re-
solve to get my concealed weapons
permit and learn how to defend my-
self and my family.
I have no desire to kill a Woods 'N
Water quality buck, or mount a gun
rack behind the kids' car seats in my
SUV; I just want to learn to use a gun
for personal and home protection.
As 1 explained to my sweet hus-
band, who is the proud owner of many
firearms, if someone were. to break
into our house, I want to be able to
pick up a gun and threaten to shoot
them in the backside and mean it!
The world we live in seems to-
grow more dangerous every day.
Case in point, the 18-year-old Okla-
homa mother who had to shoot and
kill a man trying to break into her
home. The woman's husband died
on Christmas day after a lengthy
battle with cancer. The two men who
broke into her home were on drugs
and planned to steal the woman's late
husband's cancer medication.
Fearing for her baby's safety, as
well as her own, the woman shot one
man dead and sent the other suspect
running for safety.
After the New Year's Eve home in-
vasion, the woman told ABC News,
"I wouldn't have done it, but it was
my son. It's not an easy decision to
make, but it was either going to be
him or my.son. And it wasn't going to
be my son. There's nothing more dan-
gerous than a woman with a child."
God bless her, I can't even imagine
that level of fear and I hope I never
have to.
It's true, Gilchrist County is.rela-
tively safe. I say relatively because
the fact of the matter is Junior Kelly's
murderer(s) are still on the loose and
possibly living amongst us. I don't
want to scare anyone...it's just the
cold reality of the situation.
The world we live in is no longer
safe and there aren't enough law en-
forcement officers to go around.


Gilchrist Sheriff's

Volunteers News

During the month of December
2011, Citizens Patrol cars were driven
860 miles and volunteers contributed
150 hours patrolling city and county
roads, working at school crossings,
assisting at "Christmas ,on Main"
in Trenton and the Fanning Springs
Festival, delivering Christmas food
baskets, and assisting at an accident.
One CARE (Check and Respond
Every day) volunteer made 36 calls
and 16 visits to shut ins. The CARE
program is open to any Gilchrist
County resident who-would like to
receive a daily phone call to check on
their welfare. For more information,
please call Suzi Wright at (352) 225-
2625.
The next meeting will be held on
February 7, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the
Sheriff's Office meeting room. The
public is invited to attend.
Rosemary McDaniel, PIO

Letters to the Editor
The editor of the Gilchrist County
Journal reserves the right to edit or
withhold from publication any let-
ter. Letters reflect the opinion of
the author, not necessarily that of
the Gilchrist County Journal.
Letters to the Editor must be
submitted to the newspaper office
before 5 p.m. on Mondays prior to
publication.

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday
January 4
Lotto Drawing:
9-18-21-22-33-51 x5
No winners of the $5 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
19 at $7,429.00
4-Digit Winners:
1,727 at $71.00
3-Digit Winners:
36,947 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
8-4-6-2
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
0-6-7-4
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
0-7-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
6-7-5


Saturday
January 7
Lotto Drawing:
8-14-18-29-33-37 x2
One winner of the $6 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
32 at $5,230.50
4-Digit Winners
2,200 at $71.50
3-Digit Winners:
46,511 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
2-4-9-1
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
0-9-6-5
Midday Cash 3 Drawing;
3-3-1
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
9-5-6


Though Gilchrist County residents
have not seen a brutal home invasion
since Kelly's 2008 murder, there have
been two gruesome home invasions
in the neighboring rural communities
of Lake Butler and Bronson over the
last few days.
A 69-year-old Lake Butler man
died after being beaten with a hand-
gun and possibly stabbed during a
robbery. The man's wife suffered
minor injuries and his 3-year-old
daughter was not harmed in what
Union County officials call 40 min-
utes of terror.
The home invasion resulted from
a dispute the couple was having over
a driveway paving job. Apparently,
the victim said he would not pay the
contracting company until they fixed
the job to his satisfaction. One of the
men on the crew, along with two oth-
er suspects, subsequently broke into
the man's home, tied up the man and
wife and slowly tortured them. As of
Monday, the three suspects had been
arrested.
Gunfire was exchanged in Bronson
the following day when four Willis-
ton men broke into a home and tried
to rob a man while two children, ages
7 and 3, were sleeping in the home.
The victim was reportedly pistol
whipped and hit in the head with a
baseball bat before the intruders fled
the scene. Since then all four sus-
pects have been arrested by the Levy
County Sheriff's Office.
At the risk of offending someone,
I have to say two violent home inva-.
sions within 48 hours and all within
a 50 mile radius of Gilchrist County
are just a little too close for comfort.
After the home invasion in Union
County, the Associated Press quoted
Lala Redmond, a Lake Butler resi-
dent, as saying, "I was very shocked
that it happened in Lake Butler,
'cause like I said, everybody's like a
close-knit family."
Couldn't we say the same thing
about Gilchrist County?


I grew up on a farm over in Levy
County and every morning without
fail our family came to the breakfast
table and sat down to a full hot break-
fast. Bacon, ham or sausage with
grits, eggs, toast, biscuits or pancakes
were our usual.
My father was going out to work
hard in the fields or around the farm.
As you know if you were lucky
enough to have grown up on a farm
there is always something to be done.
Fence somewhere was always in
need of repair or at the very least you
had to go check on various pumps to
make sure the cattle had water.
The work just never runs out on a
farm, so a good breakfast was need-
ed.
When I climbed aboard Miss
Thelma's big yellow school bus I was
ready for a big day at school because
my tummy was always full. Growing
up once in a while we would have
a real special breakfast, thanks to
Daddy who never took his trusty old
shotgun from its permanent location
on his right side leaning against the
front seat of his truck. Daddy even
has an old truck that had a hole in
the floor board from an accidental
discharge (But that is another story).
Anyway, thanks to Daddy's keen
eye and that trusty old gun from time
to time we would have fried quail for
breakfast.
As Daddy drove down the weed
lined dirt roads that separated the
fields on occasion the truck would
flush out a covey of quail and we
would have quail the next morning
for breakfast. Now, daddy would


AARP Safe

Driving Course

Submitted
Florida is a mandated state and
any insurance company doing busi-
ness in Florida must give a discount
to those completing an AARP Safe
Driving Course. The class is open
to all persons 50 and older. Contact
your agent for discount amounts.
Update yourself to earn a discount
and get newly enacted motor vehicle
and traffic laws. Course fee is $12
for AARP members and $14 for all
others. Call Linda Cochran at (352)
493-1742 to register:


have told you he rode that old gun
around next to his side in case he saw
a rattlesnake, but I suspect that he
like fried quail just as much as I did.
Fried quail, grits and gravy is with-
out a doubt the world's best breakfast
in my opinion.

Qe~aAt Gase'rot

1 pound pork sausage
1 cup hash browns
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper, op-
tional
5 eggs, beaten'
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 package crescent rolls
1 cup.grated cheese
1/4 cup milk or half and half
Brown sausage and drain. Lay
crescent rolls in bottom of a greased
9x13 casserole dish or baking pan.
Spoon sausage on top; and layer hash
browns, onions and bell pepper on
top of sausage. Top with cheese. Mix
beaten eggs, milk, salt and pepper
well and pour over cheese. Bake at
375 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes de-
pending on oven. This recipe serves
6 to 8.
Note: I used smoked sausage links
in this recipe. Just take the casing
off the link and crumble it and then
brown. This casserole would be
equally good made with ham instead
of sausage. Try 2 cups of cubed ham,
browned. Also it takes only one large
potato grated to make the hash brown
if you don't want to buy a whole bag
from the frozen food section.


(Levy County--please arrive 10
minutes early to complete registra-
tion)
January 17--Christ Episcopal
Church, Cedar Key, 9:00 a.m.
January 19--Suwannee Baptist
Church, Old Town, 9:00 a.m.
January 24--Capital City Bank,
North Young Blvd., Chiefland, 9:00
a.m.
January 30--First Baptist Church,
Williston, 9:00 a.m.
February 21--at Capital City
Bank, North Young, Blvd., Chiefland,
9:00 a.m.
March 13--United Methodist
Church, Old Town, 9:00 a.m.
April 11--Bronson Road Baptist
Church, Bronson, 9:00 a.m.


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Wanda Malin, center, shows her certificate for Poker "Braggin'
Rights."

Ayers residentsypaypoker
Submitted ously because they love it and once
Every Wednesday afternoon at a month Leo tallies up total win-
1:30 here at Ayers Health and Re- nings and whoever has the high-
hab, the main dining room turns est amount gets an 8x10 laminated
into a poker palace and 8-10 lovely certificate to display for the Poker
ladies turn into hardcore poker play- "Braggin' Rights." This is a high
ing mamas. honor here at Ayers.
Mr. Leo Fogler, our dedicated This month's Braggin' Rights
volunteer, gives up two or more winner is Wanda Malin.
hours to play some serious poker If you'd like to volunteer, con-
with the ladies he calls his "Poker .tact Carmen Law or Angie Rexroat
Ladies." The lovely poker playing at 463-7101, ext. 117, for more in-
ladies take these games very seri- formation.


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Robert and Linda Perryman

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Robert and Linda Perryman will celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Come join their children in celebration at the
Woodmen of the World building on January 14, 2012, beginning at 1 p.m. No gifts please.


Happy Birthday' wishes to Steve
Landis, Jr., Zachary Clifton, Helen
Phillips, and Ron Koltz on January
12; Chrystyana Williams, Robert
Hamilton, Griffin Morgan, Amy Ad-
kins, Crystal D. Rodgers, Jean Ben-
son, and Gay Howard on January 13;
Greg Turner, Elizabeth Craig, Robbie
Emmons, and Shirley Day on Janu-
ary 14; Beth Davis, Charles Howard,
Jerry Smagacz, Stacy Pugh, Mark
Lee, Karen York, and 'Hunter Par-
rish on January 15; Tammy Brown-
ing, Kevin Hyde, Jimmy Sumner,
Sarah Bishop, Lacy Harris, Christie
Trollinger, and Natalie Shroeder on
Local woman to
celebrate her 100th
birthday
Submitted
You are invited to come join the
family of Artha Spillane in the cel-
ebration of her 100th birthday. This
celebration will be on January 21,
2012, at the Fellowship Hall of Eb-
enezer Baptist Church in Chiefland
starting at 2 p.m. til 5 p.m. She is
looking forward to visiting with all of
her friends and family.
No gifts or cards, please.


January 16; Sharon Douglas, Richard
Larkin, Alice White, W. Cecil Stal-
naker, Sarena Ashley Coulon, Beau
Lord, Nancy Clark, Penny Beach,
Billy Ray Padgett, and William Ray
Sheppard on January 17; Shirley
Scott, Colby Eastman, Quinton Kin-
caid, Tina Davis, Harriet Diaz, Gar-
rett McKenzie, and Trinity Leeana
Campbell on January 18.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Lin
and Martha Bass on January 14, Dan
and Anne Talley on January 16; Mr.
and Mrs. Don Dasher on January 17,
and Joe and Carolyn Wilson on Janu-
ary 18.

Gilchrist County
Marriage
Applications
Wesley Warren McCook, 6/6/1958,
and Peggy Lynn Conley, 7/15/1968,
both of Chiefland.
Anthony Edward Cirilli, 8/10/1983,
of Troy, Michigan,and Ashley Eliza-
beth Witmyer, 11/16/1983, of Berk-
ley, Michigan.
Advertise in the Journal--it pays!


Recorded
Marriages in
Gilchrist County
Brock David Noland, 9/29/1982,
and Brianna Louise Diaz, 3/4/1983,
both of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
were married on 12/28/2011, in Key
Largo by Nancy Muro, notary pub-
lic.
Warren Colby Eastman, 1/18/1990,
and Sarah Marie Bussard, 3/20/1991,
were married on 12/31/2011, in Tren-
ton by Pastor Robin K. Thomas.
John Dillon Hasting, 10/30/1994,
of Bell, and Ashley Marie Shef-
field, 6/29/1993, of High Springs,
were married on 12/31/2011, in High
Springs by Pastor Thomas A. Lang-
ford.
Cameron Scott Rutter, 10/13/1989,
of Gainesville, and Amanda Jane
Jones, 2/15/1989, of Trenton, were
married on 12/31/2011, in Newberry
by Delma H. Johnson, Minister.
Robbie Joseph Ordoyne, 5/17/1969,
and Geshia Stephanie Hohbach,
10/14/1972, both of Montz, Loui-
siana; were married on 1/2/2012, in
Pensacola Beach by Charles E. Ran-
die, Clergy.
Ray Tomlinson, 9/18/1945, and
Shirley L. Tomlinson, 12/14/1945,
both of High Springs, were married
on 12/31/2011, in Gainesville by Pas-
tor Gene Keith.


Since taking office in 2009, I have worked alongside
over 65 members of your Gilchrist County Sheriffs
Office to provide great service while breaking new
ground in seeking to provide you with the best law
enforcement possible. While there is still a year of


hard work remaining, a few


of the many


Accomplishments over the past 3 years include:
* The establishment of a patrol work station in Bell and northern
Gilchrist County
o Encouraged personal relationships between the GCSO and the
.citizens
o Decreased Deputy response time and increased efficiencies in
report writing and fuel cost
* Expanded drug interdiction and narcotics investigations
o Procurement of two K-9 drug dogs representing NO COST to
the taxpayers of Gilchrist County
o Utilization of grant money and drug forfeiture dollars allowed
for limited departmental budget resources to be applied to the
newly developed drug interdiction agenda
* Upgraded GCSO technology equipment and physical resources
o Received grants in excess of $200,000 to purchase items such
as: in car video recorders, laptop computers, surveillance and
recording equipment, firearms, and field based reporting sys-
tems for Deputy use at NO COST to the taxpayers of Gilchrist
County
o Received grants of $41,000 for the purchase of new cameras
and a recording and monitoring system for the jail at NO COST
to the taxpayers of Gilchrist County
* Developed and managed a fiscally responsible budget
o Streamlined GCSO operational budget by establishing a part-
nership with the Gilchrist County Commissioners
o Reorganized office structure to reduce redundancy of efforts
or outdated tasks
These accomplishments are among the many that have led to a suc-
cessful decrease in overall crime rates in Gilchrist County and an
increased rate of crimes solved.

Thank you Gilchrist County Citizens for supporting your Sheriffs
Office.


Sheriff Daniel W. Slaughter


Senior Center
News
The Trenton Senior Center will
hold the following activities for the
month of January:
Monday--Crochet class at 1 p.m.
Tuesday--Hand and foot card game
at 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday--Arts and crafts class
at 1 p.m. on January 18 only.
Thursday--Cards and games at 10
a.m.; Painting class at 1 p.m. on Janu-
ary 12 only.
Friday--Bus to Wal-Mart on the
first Friday of January; Bingo at 10
a.m.-12 noon all other Fridays.
Please note that the center will be
closed on January 16 for President's
Day. There is also a birthday party
on the last Friday of the month.
Sally Browning
Senior Center Manager


Mobile Food
Pantry in
Old Town
Submitted
The Mobile Food Pantry will be
at the Community Building in Old
Town, located at 1950 SE Hwy 55A,
on Thursday, January 12, from 3-4
p.m.
For more information, you may
call 352-210-6573.


Free Zumba Gold
Classes
Free Zumba Gold classes will be
held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10
a.m. at the Trenton Senior Center.
Come dance, get fit, and have fun!


Firewood Bundles


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3.99 each


We will also have many other

locally grown, farm fresh

selections. Organic Line coming

soon! Ethnic Selections also

available! Geffing a good variety

has never been so convenient!


Hours are Monday throughh Friday 8:30 AM unfil 7:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM


The Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department will be
closed on Monday, January 16, 2012, in recognition of
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday.
The mobile truck for the Cruse Voting Precinct will be
available on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, for pick-up.
All facilities will re-open on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to call 463-3185.
Have a safe Holiday weekend.







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Telephone 352.665.0595

A few of +his weeks features include Fresh Picked

Plant City .Srawberries for s22.00 per fla+

Honey Bell Orangesfor s5.00 per bag

Camellia Plan+s $15.00 each


Katelyn Faith Baker and Mathew "Chad" Barber

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Mr. and Mrs. James Baker announce the engagement and upcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Katelyn Faith. Katelyn is engaged to Mathew "Chad"
Barber of Tampa. The wedding is planned for March 10, 2012.
The bride has been attending the University of South Florida and working
at Publix.
The groom is a student at the University of South Florida and will graduate
in the spring with a degree in sociology.
The couple plans to move to Gilchrist County after graduation.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012


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Lt. David Aderholt graduates
from F BI National Academy


Prog ra m
By Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice is proud to announce that on De-
cember 16, 2011, Lt. David Aderholt
of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice graduated from the FBI National
Academy Program in Quantico, Vir-
ginia, session 247.
The FBI academy is internationally
known for its academic excellence.
During the eleven week course the
participants receive advanced in-
vestigative, management and fitness
training; with skills that they can
teach others upon returning to their
normal duties.
The National Academy began in
1935 and has graduated approxi-
mately 45,031, of which 27, 519 are
still active in law enforcement.
Lt. Aderholt joined the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office in 1993 and
currently serves as investigations
commander.
I am sure that Lt. Aderholt and the


knowledge he has gained will con-
tinue to be an asset to the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office in the future
and I congratulate him for a job well
done.


Marriage classes offered at
Lighthouse Word Church
Submitted
Lighthouse Word Church, located at 2350 NW Hwy. Alt. 27 in Chiefland,
will be offering Marriage Classes on the following dates--Sunday, January
15,22, and 29 at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 5, at 5:00 p.m. At the class
on January 29, we will be featuring the new "Courageous" movie. A Mar-
riage Ceremony for renewing wedding vows will be held on Sunday, Febru-
ary 12, at the 10:30 a.m. service and a reception with light refreshments will
follow. Please call 493-1554 if you are interested in attending the classes.


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Bro. Christopher Ruggles
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Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm


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 Emanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions


Sunday School ..................................... ........... ........... 9:15 a.m .
-Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .................................. ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
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WE WELCOME YOU TO
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6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCnHOOL ..................................... 9:45 AM
. MORNING WORSHIP .............P..................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES :
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: CHARLES BROCK
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"


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.


J-lome of
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College Preparatory School

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352-463-2038 www.mvyflct.com


Gilchrist County
Tea Party meeting
January 17th
Submitted
We have prepared a great program
for you Patriots for the first Tea Party
meeting of the year. In fact, we have
some fantastic programs scheduled
through April, 2012.
This first meeting is Tuesday, Jan-
uary 17, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. We meet
at the Trenton Community Center,
214 S.E. 3rd Avenue in Trenton, FL.
Our program this month will fea-
ture:
Marielena Stuart. Mrs. Stuart is
running for U.S. Senate against Bill
Nelson. Marielena is a Republican,
a wife and a successful home school
mother. She has a firm conviction
that now-more than ever we
must instill a sense of pride in Amer-
ica, so that our youngest citizens can
grow up with a clear understanding
of our sacred rights given to us by
God, and protected under the United
States Constitution.
Mrs. Stuart is also well versed
on the subject of Agenda 21 and will
also address that issue. We do have
plans to further visit the Agenda 21
issue in April and go into the depth
of the threat of Agenda 21, but Mrs.
Stuart will give us an overview un-
derstanding. Her web site is: http://
marielenastuartforussenate2012.
com/ if you wish to read up more on
her positions.
Magan Wetherington is a Senior
Professional Engineer with the Su-
wannee River' Water Management
District and will give an explanation
of our Florida Aquifer, ("Suwanee
River 101") Pete Butt will address
some water use concerns in our com-
munity.
Please make plans'to attend this
month's meeting of the Gilchrist


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Submitted
Happy New Year! AARP will
hold its regular monthly meeting
on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at
10:30 a.m. on January 17, 2012 at
the Otter Springs Lodge.
Attention all members! As we
start a brand new year, this would
be a good time for you to start
with perfect attendance. There is
no other organization in Gilchrist
County that you can join for just $5
and be covered for the whole year.
And by the way, our dues are due
in January, and our new Member-
ship Chairlady, Felice Swalla, will
be ready to collect them and update
your AARP card and information.
At our meetings you not only get
pertinent information for seniors
and a meal prepared by the best
cooks in Gilchrist County, but you
also get a chance to fellowship with
other seniors who are in the same
position as yop, in battling the same
battles that you fight every day.
The speaker for this month's
meeting will be Charles Perez,
founder of the Tea Party in Gilchrist
County. Mr. Perez was invited by
our new Program Chairlady, Janice
Rogers. If there is someone that
you would' like to have come and
speak, please call Janice at 463-
1889 or give her the contact infor-
mation at the meeting.
Last month, we had a wonderful
Christmas meeting. The Philman


County Tea Party; bring along fam-
ily and friends. Don't forget to bring
cushions for those hard seats. Be ac-
tive in your community.
Thank you for being there.
Charlie Perez
President
Gilchrist County Tea Party


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right. From left to right are Secretary Gwen Walden, President
David (Duke) Lang, Treasurer Nancy Padgett, and Vice President
Randy Durden.


Band played, the new 2012 Officers
were installed, and our Hospital-
ity Chairlady, Faye Sheffield, and
her committee served us a terrific
Christmas dinner. The meeting was
attended by over 100 members and
guests. A special round of applause
was given to the outgoing officers
and chairpersons for the great job
they had done.
This month's menu will be soup,


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sandwiches, and desserts. Please
bring enough for yourself and
enough to share. The chapter al-
ways supplies the plates, napkins,
silverware, cups and ice, but we
depend on the members to bring the
food and drinks.
See you at the meeting wear-
ing your red AARP shirts and with
CANS IN HAND.


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


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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. 5:45 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle


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"Holding Forth the Word of Life."
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell)
Sunday School.......................10:00 AM
Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM
Evening Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:30 PM
Phone (352) 463-1562
Pastor: Ron Black


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012


Mrs. Barbara

Glassmire Best
Mrs. Barbara Glassmire Best, age
80, passed away January 1, 2012, at
her home in Old Town.
She is survived by her husband,
Alfred Best, Sr.; her sons, Alfred
Boyd Best, Jr. of Gossel, Minnesota,
and Chuck Best of Old Town; her
daughters, Pam Lewis of Old Town
and Barbara Brown of Deltona; 14
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great-grandchild;
her brother, Theodore Glassmire of
Orlando; and her sister, Alease Whea-
ton of Geneva.
A memorial service will be held on
Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 11:00
a.m. at the Lighthouse Word Faith
Church in Chiefland.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.



Mr. Carl Phillip

"Honey Bear"

Bryan
Mr. Carl Phillip "Honey Bear" Bry-
an, 68, of Horseshoe Beach passed
away at his home Sunday, January 8,
2012.
Mr. Bryan was born in Lakeland on
February 15, 1943. He retired from
FMC FoodTech in Lakeland, as a su-
pervisor after 39 years of service. Mr.
Bryan began a part-time residency in
Horseshoe Beach 41 years ago and
then moved there permanently from
Auburndale in 2001. He was a little
league coach, a member of the Florida
Deer Association and the NRA, and
secretary-treasurer for the National
Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed
hunting; fishing; little league baseball
with his grandson, Sam; playing golf
and woodworking. Mr. Bryan was a
member of and attended First Baptist
Church of Horseshoe Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Shirley Bryan of Horseshoe
Beach; son, Phillip (Tammy) Bryan
of Horseshoe Beach; daughter, Carla
Bryan ofAuburndale; grandson, Sam
Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; brother,
Vernon "Wheel Greaser" (Debbie)
Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; and-
sisters, Mary Alice (Mac) McNee-
ley of Suwannee, Velma Halbert of
Lakeland, Eva (Spence) Garrett of
Tampa, and Elva (Ronnie) Bishop of
Sikeston, Missouri.
A memorial service will be held
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel Thursday, January 12, 2012,
at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Newt Cole-
man, Rev. Mike Brown and Rev.
Doug Cobb officiating.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.



Mrs. Muriel

Sanders Cannon
Mrs. Muriel Sanders Cannon, age
71, passed away on Tuesday, January
3, 2012, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. Muriel was born on
December 3, 1940, in Bell to J. D.
Sanders and Mary Hentley Sanders.
She retired from the Gilchrist County
School System. Muriel was a life-
long resident of Gilchrist County and
a member of Bell Baptist Church.
She is 'preceded in death by her
husband, Clark Cannon.
She is survived by her two daugh-
ters, Carolyn (Kenrick) Thomas of
Trenton, and Sharon Cannon Batson
of Inverness; two sons, Bill (Shariann)
Cannon and Homer Cannon, all of
Bell; a sister, Barbara Lindsey of
Trenton; eight grandchildren, Aman-
da Langford, Krystal Maynard, Ash-
ley Cannon, Jamie Cannon, Clark
Cannon, Jarrett Cannon, Mitchell
Cannon and Megan Grindle; and six
great grandchildren, Kade Langford,
Joseph Chilton, Montana Langford,
Addison Cannon, Kierstyn Maynard
and Katlyn Maynard.
Funeral Services were held on Sat-
urday, January 7, 2012, at Bell Bap-
tist Church with Pastor Paul Watson
and Pastor Henry Fuentes officiating.
Interment followed at Wayfair Cem-
etery. Visitation was held on Friday,
January 6, 2012, at Watson Funeral
Home.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.


SOCIAL SECURITY


Obituaries


Ms. LaWanda

Thigpen Cannon
Ms. LaWanda Thigpen Cannon of
Dowling Park passed away on Janu-
ary 4, 2012, at Shands at the Univer-
sity of Florida in Gainesville. She
was 37 years old. She was born on
April 9, 1974, in Leesburg to Dale
and Bonita Thigpen. She moved to
Trenton with her parents and two
brothers in 1985 where she attended
Trenton schools.
She was preceded in death by her
grandfather, Leonard Carter.
She will forever be remembered
by her four children, T. J. Brock of
Mayo, Jared Kinard of Lee, Ka-
tie Cannon of Trenton, and Austin
Richburg of Trenton; parents, Dale
and Bonita Thigpen of Trenton; two
brothers, Dale Thigpen, Jr. of Bell
and Glen Thigpen of Trenton; grand-
parents, Thomas and Grace Thigpen
of Madison and Laverta Hollie of
Lee; one nephew, Matthew Thigpen;
and three nieces, Lily, Cadence and
Jolee Thigpen. She will be missed by
many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws
and friends.
Funeral Services were held on
Monday, January 9, 2012, at Bell
Church of God with Reverend Don-
.ald King and Pastor Chan Perry offi-
ciating. Many of LaWanda's cousins
served as pallbearers. She was laid
to rest at Shady Grove Primitive Bap-
tist Church Cemetery with Reverend
Dale Thigpen, Jr. conducting the
graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to Watson Fu-
neral Home to assist the family with
the expenses.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.



Miss Cheyenne

Taylor Ellis
Miss Cheyenne Taylor Ellis, 12, of
Trenton passed away January 7, 2012,
in Cedar Key from injuries sustained
in an accident. Born in Gainesville
on November 14, 1999, she has spent
her lifetime in the Levy County area.
She was a member of the Calvary
Worship Center in Chiefland and was
in the 6th grade at Chiefland Middle
School where she was a member of
the FFA. Cheyenne enjoyed spend-
ing time with her friends, Makenna
Watkins and MaClay Agnoli. She
played softball and volleyball and
enjoyed hunting and singing.
She is survived by her parents,
Tia and Robert Cannon of Trenton;
her father, James (Lindsey) Ellis of
Cedar Key; her sisters, Devin Ellis,
and Kinsley Cannon, both of Tren-
ton; brothers, Brody Ellis of Cedar
Key, and Dalton Cannon of Trenton;
grandfather, Tim Thompson of Trer-
ton; grandmother, Sharon Cannon
of Chiefland; grandparents, James
and Patricia Ellis of Trenton and Jeff
and Shannon Fine of Cedar Key; and
great grandmother, Dorothy Hines of
Naples.
Funeral Services will be Thursday,
January 12, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Chiefland
with Bro. Dennis Webber. Interment
will follow at Antioch Cemetery
in Chiefland. Family will receive
friends at the Tommy Usher (Pine-
land) Center immediately following
the graveside committal. Visitation
will be Wed. January 11, 2012, from
5:00 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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. Clyde S. Forbes
Mr. Clyde S. Forbes Jr. passed
away suddenly on December 30,
2011, at the age of 74. He was born
on June 20, 1937, to Clyde S. Forbes
Sr. and Mary Hoover Auten. Clyde
was a graduate of Unionville High
School (class of '55) and Northeast
Missouri State College. Upon gradu-
ation, he began a long career in the
railroad industry. He started on the
railroad as a brakeman for the Atchi-
son, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway.
He worked his way up to become an
official of the company. He also spent
a short time working for the Chicago,
Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad.
Clyde worked on the "Super C," the


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world's fastest freight train, as well
as the "Super Chief," America's pre-
mier passenger train. He was also in-
strumental in installing the very first
computer tracking of rail cars for the
Santa Fe's entire system. Clyde left
the Santa Fe to go on and own and
operate his own railroads, which he
did until he retired. He was an active
member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, where he served
a two year mission. He had many in-
terests and hobbies, but to sum up his
life simply, he was a "railroad man,"
just like his father.
He was preceded in death by his
parents and wife of 28 years, Saundra
Phillips Forbes.
He is survived by two sisters; one
son; three grandchildren; and 15
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at the
Unionville, Missouri, Cemetery on
January 11, 2012.
Clyde requested family and friends
donate to an orphanage in lieu of
flowers. "Cattle die, kinsmen die, you
yourself die; I know one thing which
never dies: the fate of the honored
dead." Havamal
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton
and Playle Jones Funeral Home in
Unionville, Missouri.



Mr. Jack Ray

Griffin
Mr. Jack Ray Griffin, born Decem-
ber 24, 1914, near Grove Hill, Ala-
bama, passed away January 4, 2012,
at 11:30 p.m. in Douglas, Arizona, at
the age of 97 yrs. Griffin, who sur-
vived the Great Depression, became
surveyor and crew leader in the Ci-
vilian Conservation Corps, Camp
#1416 in Holmes County, from No-
vember 1933 to fall 1935. He served
in World War II, enlisting in Florida
on November 3, 1942, as Private,
Topographic Draftsman 070 in HQ-
331 Station Compliment Squad-
ron in the 9th U.S. Army Air Force.
Promoted to Corporal, he deployed
from Boston June 27, 1944, arriv-
ing in England July 5, 1944, landing
by Higgins craft onto Omaha Beach,
France, in August 1944. Stationed as
an assistant U.S. Army Postmaster in
Paris, he returned to the USA prior
to Victory in Europe Day, May 5,
1945. Griffin received the European
Theater Operation Ribbon w/ Bronze
Service Star, Good Conduct Medal,
American Campaign Medal, World
War II Victory Medal, and Honorable
Service Lapel Button World War II
and was honorably discharged Sep-
tember 19, 1945.
After being a successful post-
World War II businessman in Flor-
ida, Griffin became a Gospel Tent
Evangelist in the southeast U.S. and
an Evangelical Missionary to the
American Indians in the southeast
and southwest U.S. from March 1950
to Fall 1960. He made a brief mis-
sion trip to Cuba in 1958. From 1961
to 2009, he conducted pioneer mis-
sionary evangelism and church plant-
ing in remote rural and urban areas
of Mexico, having resided in New
Mexico, Texas, Mexico and Arizona
at different times. Griffin became a
life member of the 'Disabled Ameri-
can Veterans- Chapter # 209 at Za-
pata, Texas. Griffin joined the Sons
of Confederate Veterans 9/15/2009
,serving as Chaplain of SCV Camp #
1710 of Sierra Vista and SCV Camp
#2201 of Douglas. Griffin received
the World War II-War Service Medal,
SCV Camp Chaplain Medal / Ribbon,
and the Meritorious Service Award
from the SCV- AZ Division. He self
published his autobiography-My New
Life in 2006. Griffin learned to play
harmonica at age 17 while attending
school in Chicago. The Gospel mu-
sic he played on his harmonicas for
61 years characterized his proactive
Christian ministry and lifestyle.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Anna Adele Roberts, who
passed away 12/18/2007 in Texas af-
ter their 71st anniversary.
He is survived by four sons, John,
James, Paul and Silas Griffin; 18
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great-grandson.
Arizona funeral arrangements are


under the direction of Alex Espinoza
Funeral Home in Douglas, Arizona.
Funeral service was held in the Alex
Espinoza Funeral Chapel on Sunday,
January 8, 2012. Veteran's Memo-
rial and committal service was held
at graveside in the Chiefland City
Cemetery in Chiefland on Wednes-
day, January 11, 2012, under the di-
rection of Hiers-Baxley Funeral in
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
hiers-baxley.com
He served God, country and family
very well. Our Dad is gone but not
forgotten.


Mr. Alvin Harrison, Jr.

Mr. Alvin

Harrison, Jr.
Mr. Alvin Harrison, Jr., of Tren-
ton, passed away January 5, 2012,
at Haven Hospice of the Tri Coun-
ties in Chiefland. Born in Geneva,
Alabama, he came to this area from
Babson Park in 1976. He served his
country in the U.S. Army during the
Korean Conflict. He worked in the
bottled gas industry and also worked
for the Alachua County School Sys-
tems. He enjoyed camping and gos-
pel sings. He was most proud of his
family and his dog and loyal com-
panion 'Lady.'
He is preceded in death by two
brothers; one sister; and great grand-
son Braxton.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Mary Frances Harrison, of Trenton;
daughter, Diane (Jeff) Stillson of
Gainesville; sons, Mickey Harrison
of Bartow, Terry (Clarice) Harrison
of Trenton, Kenneth (Julie) Harrison
of Trenton, Robert (Rachel) Harrison
of Perry and Robby (Laurie) Harrison
of Weirton, Virginia; sister, Nadine
Jenkins; and brother, Murle Davis,
both of Lakeland; fourteen grandchil-
dren and one great grandchild.
Graveside services were Sunday,
January 8, 2012, at Union Baptist
Church Cemetery in Newberry with
Rev. Travis Moody officiating. A me-
morial service was held at the Union
Baptist Church immediately follow-
ing the graveside service. Visitation
was held Saturday, January 7, 2012,
at the funeral home.
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



Mrs. Bernice

Rattunde
Mrs. Bernice Rattunde passed
away January 5, 2012, at Shands
Trauma Unit.. She was born in Flat
Rock, Illinois, and moved to Trenton
from Davie in 1997.
She was a member of Trenton Unit-
ed Methodist, where a memorial will
be held on January 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Anyone interested in celebrating her
long life is invited by her family to
attend.
We love and miss you, Mom (Joan
and Bob Vaughan); Grandma (Julie
Noyes, Derek and Teri Vaughan);
and great Grandma (Trevor, Emilie
and Rebecca).


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NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan
Review Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 12,
2012, at 3:30 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at
210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be absed.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. January 12, 2012b.


NOTICE
The Gilchrist County State Housing Inititative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 12, 2012, in the Gilchrist County Commissioners Building at
210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to
the public. Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to attend a SHIP
class. If you have any questions, please call the SHIP Program Office
at 352-463-4021.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. January 12, 2012b.
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Ms. Dorothy "Dot"
Blitch Singer

Ms. Dorothy "Dot"

Blitch Singer
Ms. Dorothy "Dot" Blitch Singer,
84, went to be with her Lord and Sav-
ior on January 8, 2012, after a long
illness with COPD.
She was born in Trenton in 1927.
She loved swimming at Hart Springs
with her family. She also enjoyed
playing basketball in high school.
She was an avid Seminole fan. She
worked with the Florida Depaitment
of Education and Banking and Fi-
nance for 35 years where she earned
several awards. .There was nothing
in her life she loved more than her
family.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, Wallace and Esther Blitch; a
sister, Lois Earle; and a brother, Wen-
dall Blitch.
She leaves to cherish her memory
her children, Laurie S. (Bob) Hunter,
Ron E. Singer, and Ronna S. Burley;
her siblings, Peggy B. Hartsfield,
Evelyn B. Green and Ernest Blitch;
her only grandson, Dustin M. Burley;
many nieces and nephews; and her
ex-husband, Larry Singer.
Her family is grateful to her daugh-
ter, Laurie Hunter, and sister, Peggy
Hartsfield, for dedicating many years
of their lives to the care of Dot.
Her family would also like to ex-
tend their gratitude to Big Bend Hos-
pice, both hospitals and rehabs.
A funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
at Capital City Christian Church in
Tallahassee. Interment will be held
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12,
2012, at the Trenton Cemetery. The
family received friends on Wednes-
day, January 11, 2012, from 6-7:30
p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial con-
tributions may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308.
The arrangements have been placed
under the care of Bevis Funeral Home
in Tallahassee.



Mrs. Frankie

Christine Bryant

Thomas
Mrs. Frankie Christine Bryant
Thomas, age 79, wife of the late El-
mer J. Thomas, Sr., housewife, died
December 25, 2011, at Shands Hos-
pital.
She was prececed in death by four
sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by
daughters, Elizabeth Beavers of De-
catur, Georgia, and Ernestine Brown
(Arthur) of Clewiston; sons, Elmer
J. Thomas, Jr. (Helena) of Trenton,
Toney E. Thomas (Cindy) of Deca-
tur, Georgia; stepsons, Joe W. Thom-
as and Edgar L. Thomas of Madison,
and Jeffrey Thomas (Deborah) of
Trenton, David Thomas of Trenton;
stepdaughter, Gloria Tory of Vero
Beach; sisters, Sylvia Hastings of
Trenton, Eloise Guyton (John) of
Chiefland, and Elouise Evans of Lake
Placid; brother, Walter C. Heath
(Elizabeth) of Chiefland; a host of 30
grandchildren, 32 great-grandchil-
dren, five great-great grandchildren;
nieces, nephews, cousins, 'in-laws
and sorrowing friends.
Homegoing services were held Sat-
urday, January 7, 2012, at the Potters
House International Covenant Min-
istries in Chiefland, where Apostle
Lance Hayes is Senior Pastor and Eu-
logist and First Lady Minnie Hayes
is Pastor. Burial followed at Trenton
Community Cemetery. The viewing
was held at the funeral home on Fri-
day and at the church on Saturday
following the eulogy. The proces-
sion formed at the residence of Mrs.
Thomas in Trenton.
Arrangements were handled by
Duncan Brothers Funeral Home in
Gainesville.



Mr. Deward

"Dewey" Puckett

Wade
Mr. Deward "Dewey" Puckett
Wade, 83, of Old Town, passed away
on Friday, January 6, 2012, at his
residence.
Dewey was born on June 8, 1928,
in Dublin, Georgia, to Homer and
Donna Wade. He moved to Old Town
in 1968 from Georgia. He retired as
a business owner in the restaurant in-


dustry. Dewey was of the Methodist
faith.
He is preceded in death by his wife,
Betty; and daughter. Sue NesSmith.


He is survived by a daughter,
Donna Lord of Old Town; a son, Bill
Wade of Old Town; a sister, Sarah
Bernice Green of Montrose, Geor-
gia; six grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held
on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 11-
a.m. at Keene Cemetery with Pastor
Bobby Bryant officiating. Visitation
will be held on Thursday, January 12,
2012, from 6-8 p.m. at Watson Fu-
neral Home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.


Mr. Lawson William "Papa"
Webster III

Mr. Lawson

William "Papa"

Webster III
Mr. Lawson William "Papa" Web-
ster III, 69, a lifetime resident of
Chiefland, left this world to be with
the Lord, peacefully at his home sur-,.
rounded by his loved ones on Friday,
January 6, 2012. Lawson was retired
from the Levy County Housing Au-
thority after 27 years of dedication
and outstanding service to his job. His,
lifelong passions were farming, hunt-
ing, fishing, and spending time with
family. If he was in the outdoors, he
had a smile on his face. His great love
was his five children, eleven grand-
children, one great-grandson, and his
brother.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Annie Pearl and Lawson
William Webster Jr.; and his grand-
parents, Lawson William and Atlanta
(Clyatt) Webster.
He is survived by his children
Denese (Tom) McConnell, Lawson
(Melody) Webster, Sammy (Karen)
Webster, Donna (Ron) Greer, and
Stacy (Lenora) Webster; his grand-
children, Drew (Alicia), Maribeth,
Lawson "Petey," Trey (Rachael),
Sami Jo, Hillary, Trammell, Park,
Jacob, Cassie, and Stacy; his great-
grandson, Connor Samuel Webster;
and his brother, Johnny (Gaye) Web-
ster. Heaven has surely received an
angel.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
January 8, 2012, at Knauff Funeral
Home in Chiefland. Funeral services
were held on Monday, January 9,
2012, at Hardeetown Baptist Church
with Pastor Travis Hudson officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Ebenezer
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
care of Knauff Funeral Home in
Chiefland.






Local World War II

Veteran buried in

Arlington
Submitte by Dot Halvorsen
James Robert Weaver of Old
Town, a World War II Veteran,
was buried in Arlington National
Cemetery in Virginia on January
12, 2012. He was a member
of the Tri-County World War II
Veterans Club.
James was born July 2, 1924,
and died November 7, 2011, at the
age of 87. James served his country
for.30 years from 1941 to 1971. As
a Navy man he served aboard the
USS Okaloosa, the USS J Franklin
Bell and the USS Peregrine. He
earned many medals and awards
for serving in the Asiatic-Pacific
Area, the European Theater, the
Philippine Liberation, China, Af-
rica, and the Middle East. He was
presented the Purple Heart, the
Good Conduct Medal and more.
He will be missed by many good
friends, fellow veterans and his
five children: sons, James, Phil-
lip and Paul Weaver, and daugh-
ters, Barbara Brown and Beverly
Weaver
Family contact is Paul Weav-
er, P. O. Box 12005, Ft. Pierce,
FL 34979-2005 or locally, Dot
Halvorsen, 352-542-7697.


Healthy Start of North
Central Florida
Coalition Board
Meeting to be held
January 19
The Healthy Start of North Central
Florida Coalition will hold a Board
meeting on Thursday, January 19,
2012, at 2 p.m. at the WellFlorida
Council in Gainesville. The public
is invited.
Please call Heather Hollingsworth
at (-352) 313-6500 ext. 199 if you
need more information.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
212010CA000013XXXXXX
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP
FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARCEL P. DICKERSON; et al,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order or Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 15,
2010, and an Order Resetting Sale dated
December 30. 2011. and entered in Case
No. 212010CA000013XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida,
wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING LP is Plaintiff and
CARCEL P. DICKERSON; BRITTANY
LYNN UNDERHILL A/K/A BRIT-
TANY L. UNDERHILL; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the South Door of Courthouse at Gilchrist
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd
day of January. 2012, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 16,


TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE
15 EAST FOR A POINT OF
REFERENCE. THENCE RUN
WEST 330.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 518.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
WEST 265.00 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN
NORTH 200.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
WEST 85.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 200.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
EAST 85.00 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN GILCHRIST, COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY 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.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
REQUESTING REASONABLE AC-
COMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT 352-374-3639 (VOICE &
TDD) OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SER-
VICE AT 888-955-8771.
DATED at Trenton, Florida on 1/3/12.
JOSEPH.W. GILLIAM
As Clerk, Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: L. Ayers
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO BOX 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954) 564-0071
Pub. January 5 and 12, 2012

CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the
City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in a Special Meeting


SENIOR CITIZEN
WEDNESDAY S


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Brakes
Shocks
STire Rotation
Oil Change
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Services provided include:
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Office located at the corner of NE 5th Street and SR-26 in Trenton
Appointments Preferred -


LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


scheduled to be held on January 23,
2012,,at 2:00 p. m. at City Hall, 17651
NW 90th Ct., Fanning Springs, FL
32693
Agenda
1. Sewer
2. College of Central Florida
3. Christmas Lights
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursuant
to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made. Which re-
cord includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 9th day of january 2010
By Sheila Watson, City Clerk,
City of Fanning Springs, Florida
Pub. January 12 and 19, 2012

NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida,- will hold a Regular
Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,
at 3:30 p.m., in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Facility, located
at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
Florida. The following is a proposed
agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (3:30 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Constitutional Officers
5. County Administrator
6. Attorney Report
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
3:35 p.m. Workshop; Discussion on
Bldg Dept Rules & Regulations
4:15 p.m. SUP11-03; Mark & Elizabeth
Kelly
4:30 p.m. SDP11-01; Oak Tree
Landing, Site Development Plan
4:45 p.m. Norm Conti; Annual Senior
Report
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12.Adjourn
"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
TOMMY LANGFORD, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK OF COURT
Pub. January 12, 2012

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-000014
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY K. SULLIVAN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated January 6, 2012, and entered
in Case NO. 21-2011-CA-000014 of the
Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial
Circuit in and for GILCHRIST County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and MARY
K. SULLIVAN; JANA L. LESTER; are
the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at SOUTH DOOR OF THE
GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE


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at 11:00 a.m., on the 30th day of January,
2012, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 13, HONEY BEE FARMS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 37, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS A 1983 FLEETWOOD BAR-
RINGTON, IDENTIFICATION
NOS. FLFL2AD24335806 AND
FLFL2BD24335806, WHICH IS
PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO
THE PROPERTY .AND IS PART
OF THE REAL ESTATE HEREIN
CONVEYED
A/K/A 8530 SE 8TH STREET,
NEWBERRY, FL 32669
Any 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 sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on 1/6/12.
Joseph Gilliam
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: L. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018.
**See Americans with Disabilities Act**
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact:
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
Alachua CountyFamily/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237
Fax: 352-374-5238
pub.January 12, 19, 2012b.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
and WORKSHOPS OF THE
NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND
AUTHORITY
The North Florida Broadband
Authority ("NFBA") announces the 2012
meeting schedule of the NFBA Board of
Directors that all interested persons are
invited to attend. The NFBA is a legal
entity and public body created pursuant
to the provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal.
Agreement among Baker, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison,
Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and
Wakulla Counties and municipalities of
Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live
Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs
and Worthington Springs, Florida. The
NFBA will hold the following public
meetings: January 18, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
and thereafter regular meetings will be
held at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday
of each month of 2012. (February 8,
March 14, Aprill ,11 .'.M' 9, June 13, July
11. August 8, September 12, October
10, November 14, December 12) at the
Lake City 2nd floor Council Chambers,


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1/16 MLK Holiday
1/23-27 Celebrate Literacy Week
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
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9 a.m. to noon on February 1, 2012, at
the same location. The NFBA Policy and
Operations Committee meetings will
meet at 10 a.m. on January 23, and the 10
a.m. the last Wednesday of each month
of 2012. (February 29, March 28, April
25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29,
September 26, October 12, November 28,
December 26) and 1 p.m. on February 1,
2012, at the NFBA Project Management
Offices, 164 NW Madison St., Ste. 103,
Lake City Florida. An informational
workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. on
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Directors meeting will be held to conduct
general business of the NFBA. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the NFBA with respect to any matter
considered at the meeting, such person
will need a record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
is made, including the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding or have
any questions please contact Faith Doyle,
Clerk to the NFBA Board at (386) 438-
5042 at least two (2) business days prior
to the date of the meeting.
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,D TOWN, work history to 352-463-6040.
432. Hwy- tfnb,1-12
Town. Mc-
ue (behind GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
Many col- Head Varsity Football Coach / P.E.
& granite Teacher Bell High. Qualifications:
tory. Corn- Bachelor's degree from an accredited in-
in creating stitution and Florida Certification cover-
your loved ing Physical Education. Must have expe-
day. Open: rience coaching football.
& Saturday Criminal Justice Coordinator/Instruc-
after hours tor Bell High. Qualifications: Bache-
lors Degree from an accredited institution
tfnb,6-28 in Criminal Justice; or Associates degree
plus six years of experience as a Law
-: New in- Enforcement Officer or in a related field.
;ed and in- Instructional experience preferred.
2453. Call 2nd Grade Teacher- Bell Elementary.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from
tfnb,11-25 an accredited institution, Florida Certifi-
cation covering Elementary Education.
3rd Grade / ESOL Teacher Trenton
Elementary. Qualifications: Bachelor's
Degree from an accredited institution,
1 Florida Certification covering Elemen-
tary Education and ESOL.
Apply online at: www.gilchristschools.
org All applications will be screened. Not
all applicants will be interviewed. Appli-
cations will be accepted until positions
are filled unless otherwise indicated.
EEO/DFWP.
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352-221-0007.
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HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER 3/2
All Electric w/add. Room & Bath. 1956
Heated sq / Workshop. $99,950 By ap-
pointment only. 207 NE 4th Ave Trenton.
Call 352-463-6916 or 352-283-3889.
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w/shed and carport, 3 BR/2 BA, $45,000.
Call 352-221-0026 to see.
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Between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012









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Carl Colson bags two deer in Illinois

Carl Colson took these two deer in Pike County, Illinois, this hunting season.


From the Desk of Gilchrist County

Sheriff Daniel Slaughter

Weekly Sheriff's Report

WEEK ENDING: JANUARY 9,
On January 1, 2012, Rodney P. On January 3, 2012, Terry E. Bar- Mc
Sparks, 8/22/65, was arrested for nett, 11/28/77, was arrested for viola- vio
DWLSR-Knowingly. tion of probation-count 1-9 fraud to con
On January 2, 2012, Joey R. Blan- obtain controlled substance. C
co, 8/25/89, was arrested for posses- On January 4, 2012, Travis D. Hol
sion of controlled substance. Zeagler, 12/8/90, was arrested for ing
On January 2, 2012, David C. violation of probation-burglary of C
Koogle, 1/08/88, was arrested for conveyance X 2. Dig
Battery domestic violence. On January 4, 2012, William E. lati


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nation of probation-possession of
strolled substance.
)n January 4, 2012, Justin L.
me, 2/6/87, was arrested for deal-
in stolen property.
)n January 5, 2012, Carlos H.
;gs, 3/21/92, was arrested for vio-
on of probation-aggravated as-
It with intent to commit a felony.
)n January 5, 2012, Daniel Web-
, 11/23/69, was arrested for fail-
to appear- operate motor vehicle
hout valid driver license.
)n January 5, 2012, Dashema T.
ggins, 10/21/85, was arrested for
,ravated child abuse X 2.
)n January 6, 2012, Randy D.
e, 7/30/71, was arrested on writ of
lily attachment.



ilchrist County

and Transactions


Joseph W. Gilliam, Gilchrist
County Clerk of Court, Ameris Bank,
James Toney Sullivan, II a/k/a Toney
Sullivan II, Farm Credit of North
Florida ACA, Farm Credit of North
Florida FLCA, and State Contractors
Specialties Inc. d/b/a' Contractors
Supply to Ameris Bank, certificate of
title, $10.00, on 1/3/2012.
Thomas W. Maffie and Dea L.


Maffie to Thomas W. Maffie, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 1/3/2012.
Patti Gayle Williams and James
J. Edenfield to Andrew Paiada and
Lisa A. Parada, warranty deed,
$180,000.00, on 1/3/2012.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Gilchrist Coun-
ty Clerk of Court, BAC Home Loan
Servicing LP f/k/a Countrywide
Home Loans Servicing LP, Henry


Heating & Air. Inc


Submitted
The Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce Annual. Banquet--
January 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Trenton
Elementary. Tickets are available in
the Chamber office for $27 per per-
son. Reserved tables are $100 per
table and are limited. Call Kyle for
more information at 463-3467.
Suwannee Valley Qilt Shoppe
Formal Afternoon Tea--The third
Saturday of each month and arrange-
ments for special group teas can be
made by calling Stephanie at 352-
463-3842. Get out your white gloves
and a beautiful hat for our Formal
Afternoon Teas in the Crystal Ice
House. Reservations are absolutely
necessary.
Gilchrist County Education
Foundation 2012 Annual Walk-A-
Thon--Saturday, Feruary 4, 2012,
at 9:30 a.m. at the Gilchrist County
Courthouse. For further information


Howe, Jessica R. Howe, and. Gil-
christ County Florida d/b/a Gilchrist
Credit Union to Federal National
Mortgage Association, certificate of
title, $10.00, Lot 16 Pines Estates, on
1/5/2012.
TRC Properties Inc. to Chastain
Jasper Archer Bell Group, LLC, spe-
cial warranty deed, $391,660.04, on
1/6/2012.


contact Tiffany at 463-4515.
Gilchrist County Cattlemen's
Steak Dinner--February 23, 2012,
at 7 p.m. at Trenton Elementary
School. Advance tickets on sale un-
til 2/17/2012 for a $15 donation; call
Extension Office at 463-3174.



Gilchrist County

Woman's Club

January meeting

announcement

The Gilchrist County Woman's
Club Annual Arts and Crafts Show
will be featured at the January 12
membership meeting. All members
are urged to submit entries and to
bring guests. While you can only
submit one entry per category, many
categories are available, so bring as
many entries as you can. The Arts
and Crafts Committee (The Golden
Girls), chaired by Lois Scott, will.be
our hostesses. Our social time begins
at 6:30 p.m. with ihe formal meeting
starting at 7:00 p.m. See you at the
show. Diane Clifton
Publicity Chairperson


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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

INFORMATION
This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property


Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture. fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances.
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to canl
income.
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets oil January 1 who has either
a proprietorship. partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property nust also tile.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
formal is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either w\a).
thie form MUST be retlumed. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the begiinning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personall Properly onllers. If you dIo not get one, conllact Ihe
Properly Appraiser's (llice.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file i
return? ?
A. Yes. if you feel you do not have anything to report lill ol
items I thrItlough 9) on the return, and attach alln explanation of
why nothing was reported. I however. lost all businesses iand
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies.
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on iJalnuary I of th(e axing
year follow thiis procedure:
1 ) Oi your return, indicate lie date )ou went out of business and
the manner in which yoau disposed ol your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on tlhe..
2) Sign and date the return.
3) lave your signature notarized.
4) Mail tlie return back to this illice.
Q. What is an office or field.review' assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April I wc are required to
place an assessment oll the property. lThis assssllent recprescitis
an estimate based on tilhe value of business w\\ith similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your t
responsibility to tile all accurate reurn.il.
Q. What if I don't agreed with tie assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive inl
Anrgust of each year?
A. Call this ollicc or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than lhe
actual fair market value of your property \We will w\elcCmie tlie
opportunity Ito review all thie pertinent facts.

$25,000 TUangilhe Personal
Property Exemptionn

In order to receive this new Cexemption. 1oIi must
file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April
1, unless an exemption hats been granted.

Tangible Property Return shall be considered ian
application for the exemption antd \\ill he applied
to tie first $25.000 of assessed value lor th e 'IPP
account.


To inquire for more information about
Talngiblte Personall Property please contact:
Daunion C. Leggett
(;ilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South \Main Siteet. Room 138
Trenton. IFlorida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208

Q. Whilat it I hu) ir sell ali existing business during the year Who is
responsible lor the tales?
A. l'he Inw\ owner is responsible, however if there is insutlicient
prolperti to satisly Ithie l.\es due. the o\\ner on lJanulary would be responsible for
the dillet~ice. MosIht ltille companies dio not do a search of the tangible assets of a
buIsilness Y'ou should Itlere'ore consult l \iir realtor, attoniey or closing agent to
a id problems in this area.
Q. WVii at if I receive ore tlan one tax return?
A. I rettiurns mitis be sent back. If\ou ha\ e more than one
location. the assets of each should b e listed separate oil eacll return.
Q. What it I Iha un old equipment lhat has been fully depreciated and
i ritten tlffth e Iboorks?
A. \\i hellher till depreciated iIn )or accounting records or
not. ailli loperl\ still in use or in i 01or possession should e reported.
Q. Do I hi:n e report assets that I lease, lo ln, rent, borrow or are
p.rovitted in the renl?
A. 'ies. there is an area on l te l elttimu specifically\ 11r those
asses. I hi eln though the assets are assessed to thle o\mier. ithe\ ust be listed
Il t inliin n ional pulposes
)Q. Is tIre 1 minimun nalue that I do not ha ve to report?
A. No. there is no minimumin \ihile. A tangible tax return must
he tiled oni all aslsets his \Apil .
Q. I f I rent mi ifuirnished home or condo tor f liew rnonlths, do I have to
file a tu:lngiblle personal properly ta\ return?
%. YCes, since rental acti\ ilt is of an income producing nature.
\ o~tl mIsI 1ile a eliurn \\ihich lists a our personal pirotkrti. Items that should
ie listed include: lal)penesrlc,. liiti.e, appliances and tai i\iother personal
pIop'lli included in lthe renltal unitl.
(. Are there deadlines :ind penalties?
A. tihe dcadllinc lor filing a limiel rcl Irn is A\pril I. Aller
April I. I'lol Ila Staitnles lo\ ild thIit Pal 'NAI: llIIS be applied alt 5' iper
11mollh or pO ilion O l' ; iiionlth thal It e 11etmnt is i lae. ,\ 15,0 penlally is
reqiulled lio unu 11111 cit ptopciii. \AND A 25",% 'PENAlI;I' I1" NO
Ril FLI.RN ISJ I 1_ F').


Page Nine


HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted). as soon as possible before
April I. lie sure to sign and date your return.
\\ork \\ ith your accountant or C.P.A. to idqtify any
equipmncut that mal have been "Physically Removed".
List thoseI items in the appropriate space on )our return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identities each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
Do not use vague ter ins such as "various" or "same as
last ear".
It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please iTnclude your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item.on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
assessment.
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business. go out of business, or move
to a ne\\ location, please inform this office. It will enable
(is to keep limi el. acIcurate records.
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Education Foundation awards teacher mini grants


Submitted
The Gilchrist County Education
Foundation would like to announce
the recipients of the 2011 Teacher
Mini Grants. The program was
implemented by the Foundation as
a way to provide additional funding
to a classroom teacher from each
school. All teachers were eligible


to participate and were required to
submit a mini grant application. The
recipients from each school received
$500 on Wednesday, December 21,
2011. The Education Foundation
would like to thank all the applicants
who turned in a grant application this
year.
Future fundraisers for the Founda-,


tion are as follows:
Walk-A-Thon--Saturday, February
4,2012
Wild Beast Feast--Friday, April 13,
2012
All proceeds from these events are
used to fund the Teacher Mini Grant
Program and the Foundation Schol-
arships.


Pictured from left to right, on back row, are Foundation members Nick Turner and Sharon Bard; Trenton
Middle/High School 5th grade teacher and mini grant recipient Kim Lander; Foundation members Julie
Thomas and Kyle Stone; and 5th grade students on middle and front rows.


Pictured left to right are Foundation members Nick Turner and Sharon Bard; two 6th grade students;
Trenton Middle/High School 6th grade teacher and mini grant recipient Peggy Sue Sternad; three 6th
grade students; and Foundation members Julie Thomas and Kyle Stone on back row; and 6th grade stu-
dents on middle and front rows.


Pictured left to right are Foundation members Nick Turner, BMHS Principal Rick Reed, Bell Middle/High
School 6th grade teacher and mini grant recipient Robin Hunter; Foundation members Julie Thomas and
Sharon Bard.


Pictured left to right are Foundation members Nick Turner, Julie Thomas, and Sharon Bard; Bell Middle/
High School 6th grade teacher and mini grant recipient Linda Lyles; BMHS Principal Rick Reed, and a
5th grade student.


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All Bell Elementary 5th grade teachers were recipients of the mini grants. From left to right are Founda-
tion members Nick Turner and Sharon Bard; fifth grade teachers Norma Milton, Melody Medaj, June
Hutto, and Erin Sanders, and Julie Thomas of the Foundation.


Bell Middle High School Band News


Pictured from left to right are Foundation members Nick Turner and Julie Thomas; Trenton Middle/High
School Science teacher Jessica Mahoney; and Foundation members Sharon Bard and Kyle Stone.


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Submitted by Band Boosters
Happy New Year. We hope every-
one has had an enjoyable break with
their family and friends. We would
also like to thank all of the parents
who helped with the Christmas con-
cert food--Suzanne Phillips, Rhonda
Thomas, Lori Hunter, Brandi Ader-
holt, Beth Sauls, Lori Mikell and
Thea LeClair. Thanks also for the
parents who helped decorate for the
concert--Phyllis Robinson, Kristy
Cothron, Jana Home, Brook Presley,
Joy Railey, and Beth Sauls. Many of
our parents sent in food, drinks, and
paper goods, which was also appre-


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ciated. It really is refreshing to see
the amount of parent involvement in
their students' education.
Please mark your calendars for the
following upcoming events:
The flag team will have a mini-
camp on January 14-16 here at
school.
Band Booster meeting on January
19 at 6:30 p.m. in the band room. We
will talk about upcoming fundraisers
and the election of booster officers
for the 2012-2013 school year. We
will begin with names being brought
to'the floor.
Evening of the Arts Dinner--Febru-
ary 10 at the Bell Elementary cafete-


ria at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for children 12
and under; tickets are also available at
the door for $12 for adults and $6 for
children 12 and under. Tickets can be
purchased from band students.
Solo and Ensemble--February 24-
25 at Buchholz High School; date and
times for students to be announced.
High School Concert MPA--March
15-17 at Eastside High School; date
and time to be announced.
Middle School MPA--March 22-
24; We are hosting this event. We will
also have a group performance.
We look forward to a very success-
ful semester from your students.


Log Cabin Quilters

Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs- -
day, January 5, at the Museum. Our
days are filled with visitors from
many places. A very nice lady from
Canada brought her daughter and we
had a wonderful visit. We have sev-
eral large groups coming in this next
week and it's always so great to meet
so many quilters.
We are filling the bus to Tampa
Tuesday, February 14. The cost is
$24 per person. We leave Chiefland
at 7 a.m. at Winn-Dixie parking lot
and 7:30 a.m. at Williston Winn-Di-
xie parking lot. We leave to come
home at 4:30 and will be home be-
fore 8 p.m. -
Call 493-2801 for more informa- This is one wa to ake a Nine
tin. T/is is one wiay to make a Nine
tion.
Lunch was so good! Patcli Quilt. This Quilt is over
Winnelle Horne 100 yelr's old.


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