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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Do you have a Valentine?
"Yes, my mom. She's my Valentine because I love her. She tucks
me in bed at night and she let's me play outside...even when it's
cold."
Nathan Masse, age 4


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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 InTri-County Area (Gilchrist,
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WWW. Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State


Mills will retire


as emergency


management chief


By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County's emergency
management director Ron Mills plans
to retire on April 30, 2012.
Mills began working for Gilchrist
County in 1998. Over the years he
has served in numerous rolls, from
driving a school bus to working as a
dispatcher.
In 2003, Mills recalls then county
administrator Ron McQueen calling
him and asking if he would be in-
terested in an open position with the
county's emergency management de-
partment.
"I said, 'What's that?'" Mills re-
called, with a laugh.
After taking on the new role of
emergency .management director,
Mills said he caught on quickly and
has enjoyed working in his current
position.
"It's been a tremendous learning
experience for me," Mills said. "I
would just like to thank the county
commissioners for their support."
While working as director of emer-
gency management, Mills was in-
strumental in the construction of the
county's new Emergency Operations
Center. He traveled across the state
to look at other EOC facilities to help
with the design of Gilchrist County's
building and worked to secure fund-
ing at the state and federal levels for
the facility.
"The EOC is a giant step for Gil-
christ County," Mills said. "It pro-
vides an outlet for meetings and
training along with day-to-day oper-
ations and it also allowed us to com-
bine Fire and EMS in one building."
During his tenure, Mills also


Ron Mills
helped the county procure several
fire trucks, saw that first reponders
received more training, improved
emergency shelters, bolstered com-
munication between the state and the
county's emergency management.
Currently, Mills is serving as presi-
dent elect of the Florida Emergency
Preparedness Association, which is
the backbone of all emergency man-
agement departments across the state
and a voice in Tallahassee and Wash-
ington D.C.
After retiring, Mills said he plans
to spend more time with his fam-
ily and venture out to work in his
woodworking shop. He would like to
maintain his status with the Florida
Emergency Preparedness Associa-
tion, as well as, take a few more trips
to Disney World.
"I plan to just step. back and
breathe," Mills said. "Then.I'll ana-
layze what comes next."


Folk, Bluegrass Concert

at Otter Springs


Pre-K students in Ms. Wendy Biddle and Ms. Martine Roberts' class at Trenton Elementary School counted out candy hearts on Valen-
tine's Day. The students sorted the hearts by color, however, afew of the hearts were reported missing during the lesson. Hmmm...



NRA gives to Bell's JROTC program


Suwannee River Friends of the NRA presented a check in the amount of $3,925.54 to the Bell High School JROTC Rifle Team.


Looking for a toe-tapping good
time this weekend? Visit the Spring
House Lodge at Otter Springs on Fri-
day, Feb. 17 for an Old Time Folk
and Bluegrass Concert, beginning at
7 p.m.
The concert will. feature perfor-
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mances by Dick Staber, a vocalist
who also plays the mandolin, and Ju-
dith Chasnoff, a guitar playing vocal-
ist. The couple has been performing
their unique brand of acoustic mu-
sic since 1993. They have released
three self-produced albums, traveled
throughout Europe and represented
the USA at the European World Blue-
grass festivals and concerts.
Snacks will be available at the
hour-long concert, or attendees can
bring picnic suppers. There will be
a $2 per person charge at the door.
However, the concert is included
with day-use or camping fees.
For more information on the Folk
and Bluegrass Concert, call Otter
Springs at (352) 463-0800 or visit
www.ottersprings.com to learn more
about this event.

Local fundraiser
Tri County Nursing Home and the
Suwannee River Shrine Club will
host a local fundrasier for the Chil-
dren's Burn Center on Saturday, Feb.
18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tri
County Nursing Home grounds.
For more information on this event,
see page 2.


Mr. Trip. Lancaster, North Florida
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Field Representative, Patty Galyean,
Chair of the Friends of NRA State
Fund Committee, W.L. (Bud) Fisher,
Randy Durden, and Joe Gilliam trav-
eled to Bell High School to present
a check in the amount of $3,925.54
to the BHS JROTC Rifle Team,
represented by Colonel (Ret) Den-
nis McGill, Senior Army Instructor.
Also attending were Rosemary Mc-
Daniel and Arthur Dragon, rifle team
volunteers, Rick Reed, principal,
First Sergeant Jon Meinholz, Assis-


tant Instructor, and several members
of the Rifle Team. The NRA State
Fund Committee meets twice a year
to discuss and evaluate grant appli-
cations for the distribution of funds
to eligible recipients. The Suwan-
nee River Friends of the NRA will
hold their annual banquet on July 26
at the Trenton Elementary School.
If you are interested in attending,
please contact Patty Galyean, chair-
person or committee members--Bud
Fisher, Randy Durden, Joe Gilliam or
Rosemary McDaniel. The Bell High
School Rifle Team will use the money


Leggett will seek re-election

for property appraiser
Submitted
I, Damon C. Leggett, will be seek-
ing re-election for Gilchrist County -J
Property Appraiser.
I would first like to say thank you .
for the support and kind treatment .
extended to me while serving as your --
Property Appraiser. I feel honored
and humbled to serve Gilchrist Coun-
ty in this capacity.
My staff and I vow to continue to
offer the very best service, efficiency,
and respect that the citizens of Gil-
christ County deserve.
Again, thank you for all of the sup-
port, friendships, and for giving me
the opportunity to serve you as your Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser.


to purchase much.needed equipment.
The cadets are excited and anxious to
receive the new equipment and wish
to express their appreciation to the


NRA for their support.
Dennis McGill,
COL (Ret), USA,
Senior Army Instructor of BHS


Lancaster announces

candidacy for county judge


Submitted
Sheree H. Lancaster, a veteran Gil-
christ attorney with over 25 years of
experience, honor graduate of The
University of Florida, graduate of the
College of Law of The University of
Florida, community leader, mother,
and proud grandparent, announces
today her candidacy for Gilchrist
County Judge.
"I believe being judge is the high-
est calling to which a lawyer can de-
sire to achieve. With that belief and a
desire to serve, I announce with great
excitement and pleasure that I am
seeking the office of County Court
Judge for Gilchrist County," said
Sheree Lancaster.
Sheree Lancaster is a respected
member of the Gilchrist community
with honored and exceptional service
to family, commerce, church, and
community.
"For me, this is not about run-
ning for a political office or being a
politician, it is about continuing my
lifelong service to the citizens of
Gilchrist County," said Sheree Lan-
caster.


Sheree H. Lancaster
"If one becomes a judge, it is their
moral responsibility to be a great
judge. One must thoroughly un-
derstand the law, follow the law as
written, and treat citizens wii dig-
nity and respect. It doesn't hurt to
have a woman's common sense and
grandma's wisdom added to the mix
either," concludes Sheree Lancaster.
Citizens with questions, or interest-
Continued to page 10


Love one another


Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012


COOKING AND


It has come to my attention that
there are some young people who
are interested in baking and cook-
ing in general. We've gone through a
generation of cake mixes and canned
biscuits and believe it or not there are
some young souls who much to my
delight would like to become scratch
cooks and bakers again.
I'm 54, and in the days of my
youth we did not have a lot of excit-
ing things, heck we did not even have
kindergarten or organized sports out-
side the school setting. But what we
did have was 4-H and it was truly
about the only thing we were in-
volved with.
4-H is where I learned to measure
correctly and the importance of it
when baking.
Back in the day we also had a good
four years of home economics when
we reach high school. Back then we
learned many useful life skills, sadly
now days the importance of knowing
how to sew on a button or measure
properly has been lost.'
I will admit my own children grew
up on cake mixes and canned biscuits
because I was always in a hurry. So, I
truly admire these young women and
men who are willing tie on an apron
and pick up a sifter.
How To Measure:
Clear glass measuring cups are for
liquid ingredients only. Be it water,
milk, corn syrup, molasses or honey
use a clear glass cup. If you need a
cup of milk pour the milk to the
1/2 cup line and lean down and check
the cup line at eye level to make
sure you have the cup filled exactly to
the mark. If you. are measuring thick
liquids such as honey you might find
it helpful to spray the inside of the
cup with cooking spray first. The oil
releases the thick liquid and makes
clean up easy:
Dry ingredients are measured
in metal or plastic cups that come
stacked or nested inside one another.
Use these to measure all dry ingredi-
ents like flour, sugar, nuts, chips or
oatmeal.
There are two schools of thought
on measuring flour.
The "old school" bakers (that is me)
prefer to sift flour and lightly spoon it
into to the correct size measuring cup
then level the top by scraping off the
excess flour, never press or shake the
flour down.
Now days, they suggest that sift-
ing flour before measuring is unnec-
essary. They (modem cookbooks)
suggest that flour does settle when
shipped so it is a good idea to stir
it before spooning lightly into a dry
measuring cup. Choose your method.


CARRYING' ON


and fill the cup until the flour or sugar
is mounded on the top and level it off
using the straight side of a kitchen
knife or metal spatula. If you ever
read a recipe that reads 1 cup of
sifted flour be sure to sift it before
you measure it. Me, I just sift flour
before measuring no matter what.
Brown sugar is measured by pack-
ing it firmly into a dry measuring cup
then level off the top.
Measuring spoons are used for
both dry and wet ingredients. But,
teaspoon of salt does not mean a
heaping spoonful it means a leveled
of teaspoon.
I know many of you non bakers
think this is much ado about noth-
ing but it can truly make a difference.
If you use a liquid measuring cup to
measure flour it can measure over
one tablespoon to much and that very
likely could make the difference be-
tween a dry cake and a moist one.
Hopefully this will help some of
our young cooks who venturing into
the world of baking for the first time.
I, for one, hope all the biscuits you
bake are light and fluffy and your
pound cakes bring smiles to the faces
of your family.

Pecan Bars

cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Topping
1 egg white
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, cream
butter and sugar. Add egg, egg yolk
and vanilla beat in well. Mix flour,
baking powder and salt then add to
'sugar'mixture. Spread in a greased
9x13 pan and bake for 10 minutes.
IRemove the cobkie crust from oven
and turn oven temperature to 300 de-
grees.
Beat egg white until very stiff then
add the brown sugar a little at a time
and beat until incorporated well.
Fold in pecans and spread over top of
cookie crust. Bake for 35 to 40 min-
utes at 300 degrees. Cool and slice
into bars.


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Date


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Low


High


Thu -0.072 ft. 1.906 ft. 1.584 ft. 2.900 ft.
Feb 16, 12 3:43 AM 10:42 AM 3:01 PM 8:48 PM
Fri -0.244 ft. 2.131 ft. 1.469 ft. 2.949 ft.
Feb 17, 12 5:05 AM 11:53 AM 4:34 PM 10:11 PM
Sat -0.427 ft. 2.356 ft. 1.184 ft. 3.061 ft.
Feb 18, 12 6:05 AM 12:36 PM 5:46 PM 11:20 PM
Sun -0.532 ft. 2.549 ft. 0.857 ft.
Feb 19, 12 6:51 AM 1:09 PM 6:40 PM
Mon 3.159 ft. -0.542 ft. 2.706 ft. 0.560 ft.
Feb20, 1212:15 AM7:29 AM 1:37 PM 7:25 PM
Tue 3.200 ft. -0.462 ft. 2.829 ft. 0.316 ft.
.Feb 21,. 12 1:02 AM 8:02 AM 2:03 PM 8:05 PM_
Wed 3.177 ft. '-0.318 ft. 2.927 ft. 0.133 ft.
Feb 22, 12 1:43 AM 18:31 AM 2:26 PM 8:41 PM
New Moon: 221 5:36 PM



Gilchrist County Journal
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IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, 207 N. MAIN
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JOHN MIN AYERS II
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ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
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John's

Comments

By John M. Ayers
I am just thrilled that the St. John
River Water Management District
is now offering their Florida Water
StarTM, residential water conserva-
tion program to all residential water
users in all 67 counties in the Sun-
shine State. Before now, the residen-
tial users in the Suwannee River and
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment Districts had not had an oppor-
tunity to take advantage of this state
of the art conservation program.
I would think this program is the
most economical and environmental-
ly beneficial, state of the art system
available for landscape irrigation use.
I just can't get over the fact that if you
don't have enough water to meet the
current demands; then why do you
keep permitting new uses. If that is
the truth, then how long do you wait
before the district begins to plan for
the process of desalination. The dis-
trict continues to permit residential,
commercial and industrial uses.
This.is beginning to sound like the
federal government. We don't seem
to'be concerned with the possibility
of whether the water will flow or not,
we just keep .turning on the tap, per-
mitting more large users. It is like the
political leaders in Washington, just
keep'writing the checks and borrow-
ing to cover the payment.
I hope that the generations follow-
ing will be blessed with wetter times
and some way to .restore the Florida
Aquifer. This is the situation we are
closing in on, the larger, more grow-
ing areas of Jacksonville, Punta Ve-
dra, St. Augustine and right on down
the east coast are all large scale ex-
panding urban areas. I would think
that desalination would be the answer
for tomorrow's water needs.
The answer for the Ayers' house-
hold is to use what is needed and be
responsible with the natural resource.
We can all be more responsible and
allow future needs to be in reserve.



Relay For Life

Fundraisers

SLafayette State Bank will hold a
yard sale to benefit Relay for Life
on Saturday, February 25, at Lafay-
ette State Bank in Bell at 8 a.m. un-
til.. The bank is located across from
Akins BBQ restaurant.

Central Florida Electric Coopera-
tive employees will have a yard sale
at the old warehouse on Friday, Mar.
2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Satur-
day, Mar. 3, from 7 a.m. until noon.


2012 Candidates
for local office

School Board-District 2 (NP)
Robert B. Clemons
School Board-District 3 (NP)
Michelle Walker-Crawford
School Board-District 4 (NP)
Julie C. Thomas
Superintendent of Schools
Robert G. Rankin (R)
County Commissioner-Dist. 1
Sharon Akins Langford (D)
County Commissioner-Dist. 3
James A. Shepherd (D)
William (Bill) Wolford (R)
Todd Gray (R)
Rodney Brown (NPA)
County Commissioner-Dist. 5
Kenrick D. Thomas (R)
County Judge (NP)
David Miller (Duke) Lang
Sheree H. Lancaster
Sheriff
Leonard Knuckles (R)
Robert (Bobby) Schultz III (D)
Charles Risk Jr. (D)
Clerk of Circuit Court
Susan P. Owens (D)
SVerna Mae Eady Wilson (D)
Randy Durden (R)
Crystal Thornton Jones (R)
Property Appraiser
Damon C. Leggett (D)
Tax'Collector
Jerry (Bubba) Brown, Jr. (R)
Tommy Langford (R)
.Mitchell Gentry (R)
Barbara Merritt (D)
Supervisor of Elections
Connie D: Sanchez (R)

Fundraiser for
Shriner Children's
Burn Center

Tri County Nursing Home, proud-
ly announces that we are teaming up
with our neighbors, the Shriners, to
do a local fundraiser for the Chil-
dren's Bum Center. The fun begins
on February 18 from 10:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. on the Tri County Nursing
Home grounds located on Hwy 26 in
the Wilcox/Trenton area. A hamburg-
er or hot dog lunch of your choice,
which includes dessert and drink is
available for a donation of $5. In ad-
dition to the food we will have a yard
sale which will begin at 10:00 a.m.
There will also be raffles galore, a
bake sale, entertainment by local
talent and karaoke for anyone brave
enough to give it a try. There will be
clowns to entertain the kids and a fun
bounce house to play in. ALL pro-
ceeds go directly to the Suwannee
River Shriners Children's Bur Cen-
ter. This will be a great family day to
enjoy with lots of fun for the whole
family. Won't you come and share
your' heart with a child? You'll be
glad you did!


6ocials

Happy Birthday wishes to Darren Mikell, Daniel Perryman, Stephanie
Archer, Adam Langford, Larry Rogers, and Tyler Beckham on February
16; Leona Harris, Pete Belanger, Ronnie Smith, Curtis Phillips on Febru-
ary 17; Lyle Home, Sr. on February 18; Elizabeth Douglas, Jessica Davis,
Jean Troke on February 19; Beulah Davis, Jerry Perryman, Tiffany Ozment
Wood, Mike Pruitt, Jessica Sandy, Cadence Genice Thigpen on February 20;
Chelsey Phoebus, Tonya Light, Betty Home, Wade Wilkerson, Dottie Thorn-
ton, and Vonnelle Langford on February 21; John Langford, Sr., Brandi Cole-
man, Seth Hastings, Maggie Edwards, Ronnie Koltz, Jr., Leslie A. Coyer on
February 22.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Langford on February 16;
Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bennett on February
17; Joe and Kim Morales, Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Clark, and Bruce and Devon
Studstill on February 18; and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bone on February 22.


Recorded

marriages

Marshall Evan Whitehead Farris,
12/18/1979, and Stacy Jean Olms,
11/7/1974, both of Scottsdale, Ari-
zona, were married on 2/3/2012 in
Cocoa Beach by Kristi Parks, notary,
public.


Marriage

applications

William Clayton Jones,.4/30/1981,
of Byram, Mississippi, and Natalie
Nicole Newton, 11/13/1979, of Terry,
Mississippi.
Erike Fancisco Au, 6/16/1983, and
Marylynn Tejeda, 3/17/1992, both of
Los Angeles, California.
Jordan Leeman Russell, 7/29/1985,
and Connie Ann Fletcher, 5/11/1987,
both of San Angelo, Texas.
Zenaido Salas-Velazquez,
10/11/1982, and Irlanda Sanchez-
Velazquez, 9/3/1978, both of Ala-
chua.
Jakob Myles Sidney Herring,
5/30/1992, and Nicole Elizabeth
Roberts, 11/9/1992, both of Trenton.
Jimmy Randell Joiner, 10/3/1975,
and Ashley Danielle Henry, 5/7/1985,
both of High Springs.
Nevin Rudolph Bennett, Jr.,
8/8/1944, of Alachua, and Loretta
Mae Haddle, 12/21/1931, of New-
berry.
Kevin Wade Entz, 7/31/1966, and
Angela Crysteal Driggers, 7/29/1980,
both of Trenton.


On any field of competition the unknown factor of who
gains the victory is on the mind of every player. Locker
room speeches offer hope and assurance but until the final
whistle is blown the victory can remain unsure. Wars are
frightening for'many. reasons including the fear of losing
the battles. Confidence of victory is a sliver of hope borne
on cries of courage pushing men forth to gain the final
conquest. All of this is true but for one place: our
relationship with God and the triumph over the forces of
Satan.
Is it possible to imagine fighting the greatest war in the
ages of eternity conducted against the greatest foe of all
time with the absolute and confident message of victory?
As people of God we have that victory. This promise is
not a "may happen" or something we "hope" will come
to pass. The victory we have is our "blessed assurance"
given through the power of Jesus Christ in His
resurrection from the dead.
The writer of Hebrews declared that all men will die and
all men will face the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Men fear
death yet in Christ death is not to be dreaded with
uncertainty. The certainty of death is clearly marked in the
marble monuments dotting the country side and the loss of
loved ones brings grief and sorrow. Yet in the dark face of
death the Christian has the light of hope and reality. Jesus
Christ died on the cross to give us life in His name (1 John
5:13).
Paul reminded the Corinthian brethren the resurrection of
Jesus Christ gives us the victory over death and hades.
"So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and
this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought
to pass the saying that is written: 'Death is swallowed up
in victory. 0 death, where is your sting? 0 Hades, where
is your victory?' The sting of death is sin, and the


Jordyn Elizabeth Morrison


Baby Molorrison

Joseph and Lindsey Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their
daughter, Jordyn Elizabeth Morrison.
Jordyn was born on December 31, 2011, at the Women's Center at North
Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 7
ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Robbie and Janie Morrison of Trenton and Arnold
and Dessie Hall of Old Town.


American Legion Post 91 will


meet February
. American Legion Post 91 of Tren-
ton invites all members and commu-
nity veterans to our monthly member-
ship meeting and dinner on February
16, 2012, with dinner starting at 5:30
p.m. The meeting will follow shortly
after dinner ending at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Jim Lynch, will be our guest
speaker from Forest Meadows Fu-
neral Home. Jim Lynch was the Ala-
chua County Veteran Service Officer
for over 20 years before beginning
his new career with Forest Meadows.
Mr. Lynch will present very impor-
tant information on Veteran Funeral
Benefits and Packages offered by the
wonderful staff of Forest Meadows.
He will be available after his presen-


station to field any questions a veteran
may have.
We also want to thank Mr. Strom
of Bell for donating a very nice tele-
vision to the Post.
We are still planning to offer Bingo
soon.
Also, our post wishes to remind
our community veterans of the re-
sources available to them such as the
Gilchrist County Veteran Service Of-
fice, Florida Crown Workforce, and
the many services this American Le-
gion Post has to offer. For questions,
call at 352-221-4783.
For God and Country
Jessie L. Crews,
Post Commander


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We Win. Nuff Said.
(Kent Heaton)


strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives
us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1
Corinthians 15:54-57). Death is not to be feared because in
Christ there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1) and in the
final judgment death and Hades will be destroyed
(Revelation 20:11-15).
Satan is our "adversary" (1 Peter 5:8) and while he is
pictured as a "roaring lion" we have been given the power
over him. The greatest tool the devil uses against man is to
convince man that no one can resist him. "The devil made
me do it" may have made Flip Wilson (1933-1998) famous
but many today believe it to be gospel. The fact of
scripture is that victory was gained nearly two thousand
years ago when Jesus rose from the dead and defeated the
works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
Sin does not have to have dominion over our lives
(Romans 6:12-14). As people of God we can resist the
devil and flee from him (James 4:7); refuse to fall sway to
his temptations (2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Corinthians 6:18) and
defeat him in every part of our lives (1 Peter 5:8-9). The
book of Revelation clearly shows forth the message of
assurance given to all Christians that victory is to the Lord
(Revelation 19:11-16).
We win! Only by the grace of God but we win. How can
we not live lives of victory knowing this? "By this we
know that we love the children of God, when we love God
and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God,
that we keep His commandments. And His
commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is
born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory
that has overcome the world-our faith. Who is he who
overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God? (I John 5:2-5).


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







THI ,v) R


When a young person demonstrates
moral and ethical qualities then that
young man or woman has the charac-
ter to grow into a person who will be/
an asset to their community and their
world. The 4-H member of the week
is a young man who demonstrates
moral and ethical integrity, and cou-
pled with his intelligence and per-
sonality, should allow him to have a
bright future. Cody Norton is fifteen
years old and a member of the River-
side Wranglers 4-H Club. Cody is in
the ninth grade at Riverside Christian
School. A hard worker and an excel-
lent student, Cody wants to pursue
a career one day in either veterinary
medicine, or as a bioengineer in ani-
mal science.
Cody excels in 4-H, especially in
livestock projects and judging team
competitions. Cody is currently
working on a feeder steer project, a
dairy project, and poultry projects
that he will exhibit at the Suwan-


nee River Youth Fair. Cody loves
dairy judging, poultry judging and
livestock judging and has competed
at the North Florida Fair in the Ag-
riculture Judging Contest. Cody
was part of the state-winning junior
poultry judging team two years ago
and should be an asset this year to the
senior team.
Cody loves working with animals,
the outdoors, and is a skilled athlete.
He loves to hunt, likes camping, and
likes extreme biking where he com-
bines camping and biking. He plays
on Riverside Christian School's foot-
ball and softball teams and his outgo-
ing personality and work ethic helps
him succeed in the classroom, on the
athletic field, and in 4-H activities.
Cody also likes riding his horse, Peb-
bles. Congratulations to the 4-Her of
the week Cody Norton! All young
people ages 5-18 are welcome to join
a local 4-H Club, just call 352/463-
3174 for information.


SHINE notice for
February
Submitted by Mary Lee Tanca,
SHINE Area Coordinator
Do you have questions about your
options for Medicare, Medicare/
Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental
Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug
Plans, or Medicare Billings?
If you do, come see SHINE, a
volunteer program with the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs, for one-
on-one counseling. SHINE provides
free, unbiased and confidential assis-
tance. If you cannot come to a site
call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-
2243 to be referred to a SHINE Vol-
unteer near you.,
SHINE will be at the following lo-
cations:
*Trenton Public Library on
Wednesday, February 22, at 10:00
a.m.-noon.
*Cross City Public Library
on Wednesday, February 22, at
1:30-3:30 p.m.
*Branford Libary on Friday, Feb-
ruary 17, at 10:00 a.m.-noon.

Bell Community
blood drive
Submitted
What difference can a single dona-
tion make? One figure frequently cit-
ed is that one pint of blood can save
up to three lives, since it can provide
three lifesaving products: red blood
cells, plasma and platelets. But that
only scratches the surface of the im-
pact. Those three people may have
children, brothers, sisters, or parents.
There may be friends, classmates or
coworkers, who will be affected be-
cause a life was saved because one
person made the decision to donate
blood. A one-hour investment of time
can have a far-reaching influence. Be
a life saver and a life changer, donate
blood today.
LifeSouth and the community of
Bell invite you to be a part of sav-
ing lives when they team up to host
a blood drive on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 22, in front of the high school
between the hours of 1:30 p.m and


Gilchrist Democratic Executive Committee meeting
Submitted
The Gilchrist County Democratic Executive Committee will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1,
2012, at 6 p.m. The location is the Gilchrist County Commission Building, 210 South Main Street in Trenton. All
registered Democrats in Gilchrist County, and anyone else that is interested, are encouraged to attend.
For more information please contact Richard Block 658-3670 or email kg4chw@arrl.net


Gilchrist County
Republican
Executive
Committee meeting
Submitted
There's a meeting of the Gilchrist
County Republican Executive Com-
mittee on Monday, February 27, at
7:00 p.m. at the Bell Community
Center. Make plans on attending this
month's meeting. School Superinten-
dent Don Thomas will be speaking.
Recently Gilchrist County schools
were ranked number 5 in the State of
Florida. Mr. Thomas will be on hand
to explain what the scores mean and
how they affect our county.
Election season is upon us. All
candidates are invited and encour-
aged to attend. 'Time will be given
to introduce yourself and tell every-
one about your campaign. We look
forward to seeing everyone there and
beginning the work to rescue our
nation and elect conservative candi-
dates to office.
5:00 p.m. The drive for high school
students, faculty and staff will take
place in the high school rear parking
lot between the hours of 8 a.m. and
1:00 p.m.
All who donate will receive a rec-
ognition item and a complimentary
cholesterol screening. Donors are
also entered in a drawing to win an
iPad2. Drawing for iPad2 is on Feb-
ruary 29. Donors must be at least 16
years old, weigh 110 pounds or more,
and have photo I.D. Sixteen-year-
old donors must have signed parental
consent. For more information about
becoming a donor or about blood
drives in your area, call LifeSouth
toll-free at (888)795-2707 or visit
www.lifesouth.org.


Cody Norton


4-4fer jtee J& Week


Glen Thomas Griffin _-

"Buster"

Turns '92'
Glen Thomas Griffin was born on Febru-
ary 24, 1920 in Marval, Alabama. He
weighed 11 lbs when he was born, so his
mother, Nancy Elizabeth Purcetti Griffin, nicknamed him
"Buster." His father was Ervin Thomas Griffin, who gave him his
middle name. His family doctor, who was a friend, delivered him
and gave him his first name. He was raised as a child in Marval,
Alabama. He had seven sisters: Juanitia, Beulah, Louise,
Mammie, Dora, Pete, and Velma; and three brothers: Clarence,
Frank, and William.
Buster went up to the seventh grade in school, at age 14, then
stayed home to care for his father; who was hurt in the coal
mines. He later finished high school through a G. I. Bill, because
his mother believed in an education.
When he was 15 he worked at a commodity store for coal
miners, then in the coal mines until he turned 21. After which
Buster enlisted in the Army, where he fought in World War II in
Germany. He worked heavy artillery 32nd corps, he was honor-
ably discharged with seven medals, including the Bronze Star.
His first car was a 1928 Chevy he paid $50 for it used. His first
new car was a 1934 Ford. He had two wives, Elizabeth and Mary
Joe who are both deceased. Although he never fathered a child,
he did help raise four step-children.
Buster loves football, hunting, and fishing. When he returned
from the war he caught his biggest fish ever, a 50 lb Catfish, in
Marvel, Alabama. He worked 27 years in Miami at Slim's Auto
Parts as an auto mechanic. Most of his elders are from west
Blockton, Alabama. He came to this area from South Carolina, in
2003, to be with his sister, Beulah Lee, when his wife, Mary Joe,
passed away. His sister, Beulah, passed away at age 93 in 2010.
This January, Buster moved to the V.A. Assisted Living facility
in Lake City. He loves chewing tobacco, Stokes L-50, and has.
met many friends in the V.A. He says the secret to a long life is
"Good Clean Living." "Watch what you do to your body, you
may need it a while." He says.
He said he was sent a letter inviting him to Washington to meet
the President, since he is one of the few living World War II
Veterans. Although he was honored for the invitation, he felt he
was too old to make the trip.
He advises people to get an education and pick a career in
technology, because that's where the future is.
Buster has wonderful nieces and nephews that check on him.
"Happy Birthday Uncle Buster"
Terrie, Bill, Chance, Chad, andKenny


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE


Notice of Public Disclosure of the Full Cost of

Solid Waste Management within the County

of Gilchrist, Florida for the Fiscal Year 2011

Pursuant to 62-708 Florida Administrative Code.



RESIDENTIAL:


Cost Per Ton ($) Cost Per Household ($)


Collection 67 31


Disposal 134 56


Recycling 614 29





NON-RESIDENTIAL:


Cost Per Ton ($) Cost Per Customer ($)


Collection 67 35


Disposal 134 64


Recycling 624 33


Crusades for Christ




Tent Ministry





Coming to Levy County



When: Feb.26-29 (Sun.-Wed) 2012


Where: White Property off Hwy 19


(Just north of Chiefland on east side

of US19 at double lighted billboards


Time: 7:00 nightly

This is a nondenominational ministry raised up to win the
lost, bring unity to the church, and stir God's people for re-
vival. Churches from your area have united to provide this
ministry. There will be a strong involvement by our youth.
Come as you are and bring a friend who has a need and
help us to be a blessing to the community. Special invita-
tions to all area pastors. There is nothing quite like an'old
fashioned tent revival. For more info. visit our website at
crusades4christ.org or call 386-623-6189.



See You At The Tent!


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1 2








GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012


_ LARC visits the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge


Makensie Parrot bags her first hog

Makensie Parrott is shown with her first hog, which she killed on
January 21, 2012, while hunting with her Dad. Congratulations,
Makensie. Not sure who was happier, her or her Dad.


Attention all Chili Cooks!!
I Can you prepare a delicious batch of Chili? Do you
have a secret recipe? Then you should compete to win
S the honor of Gilchrist County's 2012 Best Chili Cook
at the
Sheriffs Sheriff's 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off and Luncheon
rChili Cook Off on Friday, February 24,2012.
S The Chili Cook Off will be sponsored by the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
J and all proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life
The Rules are Simple!
1. Bring your pot of Chili preferablyy in a crockpot) to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
between 9:30 11 am on Friday, 2-24-12.After the judging, your chili will be used for
the Sheriff's Luncheon.
2.The cost to enter your Chili in the Cook Off is $5.00 (includes your lunch)
3.Judging will begin at 11 am.We will have a panel of distinguished judges who will determine
the winner by sampling each chili entry.The judges will determine the winner by who has the
best looking, best smelling,and of course, best tasting good chili!
4.A $50 cash prize and a trophy will be awarded to Gilchrist County's 2012 Best Chili Cook!
Sheriff's Luncheon
After the judging and winner of the Chili Cook Off is announced, the
Sheriff's Luncheon will be open to the public from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.
For a $5.00 donation lunch will consist of:

.-.,'" Bowl of Chili with all the fixings
Cornbread
_':- Tea and Dessert BEST
You can eat in or take out! CHILI
Please plan to join us and help support the IN
American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. TOWN
To purchase tickets or if you have questions about participation in the Chili Cook Off
and the lunchelonplfeiLeontact Sgt.Aii taMo6rat'the.''352-463-3410. ..... .


Submitted
Florida State Parks have a program
called parknerships that involves,
as you might guess, partnering with
other agencies, civic groups, and
schools to achieve their goals. This is
always a win-win for those involved.
This past week, it was a winning day
for Levy Association for Retarded
Citizens (LARC) and the Lower
Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
Ranger Pam Darty was contacted
by Manatee Spring State Park, the
sponsor of a grant that funds trans-
portation of LARC clients to outdoor
activities in public lands like State
Parks and National Wildlife Ref-
uges. When Darty was asked to host
the group at the Lower Suwannee
NWR for the day she got with one of
LARC's best friends, volunteer and
Levy heritage author, Toni Collins
and planned a day of outdoor fun,
history and heritage.
Ranger Pam introduced LARC cli-
ents to bats at the giant bat house near
the Refuge headquarters all the while
promising a big surprise at the River
Trail. As the group rounded the cor-
ner at the trailhead, Ms. Collins and
Mr. Lindon Lindsey, dressed in late
1800's period-clothing greeted them
as if they were pioneers. They spoke
of the old sawmill no longer at the
end of the trail, lifestyles of Florida
pioneers like the Lindsey family, and
priceless public lands like refuges
and parks. Several of the clients rec-
ognized Collins from the many times
she has interacted with them, enjoy-
ing the surprise,
After walking to the Suwannee
River and finding no alligators, the
group ventured to Shell Mound to
learn of its ancient origins. Everyone
took turns throwing a spear before
learning about an archaic technol-
ogy, the atlatl, used to project the
spear. After walking up the 28-foot
high mound, the group was thrilled
to view the Gulf from atop the moun-
tain of shells.
"I couldn't have been happier
that Ranger Dudley asked us to host
LARC; all the clients are so sweet
and appreciative," said Darty. "One
of our goals at the Lower Suwannee
NWR is to encourage non-traditional
users to come visit, use our fishing
pier, enjoy our trails, photograph
birds at our observation decks, or
view the bat exodus from our giant
bat house."
For more information or to make
arrangements for your group to visit,
call the Refuge at 352/493-0238, ext
S223. It's all free. __.B.


The LARC recently enjoyed a day of outdoor fun, history and heritage at the Lower Suwannee National
Wildlife Refuge.





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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE
FROM

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

112 South Main Street, Room 138
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st

-IMPORTANT-

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by A Homestead Exemption Granted ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD
MARCH 1, 2012 to be eligible for this $25,009 exemption. For 2011 EXEMPTION FOR
n order to qualify for this exemption you must: Will Automatically Be Renewed PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2012.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2012. For 2012 For 2012, Gilchrist County residents 65 and
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of older who meet an income limitation may be
January 1, 2012. eligible for an additional $25,000
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and homestead exemption on property which
Appraiser's Office. return a renewal card for they have the legal and equitable title to and
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or maintain thereon their permanent
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the Homestead Exemption. residence. For 2011, the income limitation
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Was $26,203. In order to be considered, a
Florida Driver's License,.Florida Car Registration, Florida If filing for the first time sworn statement of adjusted gross income
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a of household must be filed with the property
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both you must come appraiser's office during the filing period of
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to to the Property Appraiser's Office. January 1 March 1.
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.

$500 WIDOW'S / DISABLED VETERAN'S PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR
WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED
EXEMPTION Any ex-service member who is a DISABILITY
Any widow/widower who is a permanent resident of Florida and Ecsa
permanent Florida resident may is disabled at least 10 in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
claim thns exemption. If the by service-connected misfortune receive a discount froin the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
widow/widower remarries, she/he is entitled to a $5,000 exemption, veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
is no longer eligible and if the f filing for the first time, please of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
husband and wife were divorced present a certificate from the was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
before his/her death, the woman united States Government. under a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
is not considhis/hered a widowth, nor the certain circumstances the benefit disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
is not cona widower If filing for the f this exemption can carry over the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
first time, please present a Death to the veteran's spouse in the appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time qf entering military service, an
Certificate or other proof of your event of the veteran's death official letter from the United States Department of Veterans.Affairs stating the percentage
widow/widower status. Consult your appraiser for details, of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
wthe disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.


NON-VETERAN DISABILITY TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY AGRICULTURAL
EXEMPTION ($500.00) (GREENBELT)
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no FILINGS
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, a penalty a April assessment will be made as
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: p ed by ada assess en ill e a e All owners or essees of agricultural
provided by Flonda Law. Tangible Personal Property All owners or ressees of agricultural
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate includes property such as business furniture and lands who desire agricultural
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods, classifications for tax purposes on
documentation from the Social Security Administration. and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt their property must file an agricultural
Quadriplegics should contact the Appraiser's Office for special from the tax on household goods and personal effects application with the Appraiser
benefit information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and between January 1 and March 1.
an income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April Agricultural classifications are
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's s. automatically renewed.
Office.


Additional Homestead Exemption HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
How does the "double homestead" work? TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR
of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by ANY CHANGES
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to
determine their residency status. If Husband or Wife is filing for one or
For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that both. residency documentation will be required for both.
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000). Prior to new law, the taxable We are at your service and will be most happy
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000). to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed Damon C. Leggett
value upon which school taxes are based. Also, it does not reduce or Propervy Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp- 112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693
tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you, have
the Homestead Exemption already. (352) 463-3190
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Jleart Matters
By Angie Land


children traveled to America as part
of a children's choir called "Ugandan
Thunder." These two precious little
girls loved peanut butter, had infec-
tious giggles, and begged to stay up
until the last second before bedtime.
Their interest in literally everything
produced tons of questions...until
their eyes landed on an album full of
pictures my husband and I took on a
mission trip to Guatemala. Most of
the pictures were of children living
at the malnutrition center we visited.
Miriam and Gertrude poured over
these pictures asking about each
child. I saw compassion and concern
in their faces beyond any that I have
ever witnessed in children their age.
As we talked, they began to share with
me struggles they have faced: friends
who have died, family members that


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.
~ Nursery provided for all services ~


COME JOIN US AT

PRISCILLA BAPTIST

t CHURCH ,
"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


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

WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH cSBco
6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

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


Westside Baptist Church
10000 W. Newberry Road Gainesville, FL

Tickets are $12
and may be purchased at the door.

For more information, contact:
Church Office 352-333-7700
352-317-4039 or 386-496-3629


were sick, and conditions that were a
challenge. Every motherly instinct in
my body kicked into overdrive and I
so wanted to protect them from such
suffering...
It makes you wonder...why? Why
are there so many hungry children in
the world? Why so much sickness in
places where medical help is not ac-
cessible? Why do parents struggle to
feed their children while we struggle
not to give ours too much? A visit
with people like Miriam and Ger-
trude or a trip out of the country can
give a much needed tune-up to our
limited perspective on life, and while
God isn't obligated to answer our
"why" questions, the Bible records a
conversation Jesus held with his dis-
ciples that sheds some light on this
dilemma:
"As he (Jesus) went along, he saw
a man blind from birth. His disciples
asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this
man or his parents, that he- was born
blind?"
"Neither this man nor his parents
sinned," said Jesus, "but this hap-
pened so that the work of God might
be displayed in his life." John 9:1-3
Often we, like the disciples, assume
that when suffering is present, there
must be someone to blame, and since
the Bible is clear in Romans 3:23 that
"all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God," we feel fairly safe
to conclude that suffering must be
the result of some wrong-doing. In


AARP classes
Florida is a mandated state and as
such any insurance company doing
business in Florida must give a dis-
count to those completing an AARP
Safe Driving-Course. Open to all 50
and older. Contact your agent for
discount amounts. Update yourself
to earn a discount and get newly en-
acted motor vehicle and traffic laws.
Course fee is $12 for AARP members
Sand $14 for all others. Call instruc-
tor Linda Cochran at 352-493-1742
to register.
Levy County classes:
*February 21, at Capital City
Bank, North Young Blvd., Chiefland,'
at 9:00 a.m.
*March 13, at United Methodist
Church, Old Town, at 9:00 a.m.
*April 11, at Bronson Road Baptist
Church, Bronson, at 9:00 a.m.


Meeting News
AARP will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on February 21 at 10:30
a.m. at the Otter Springs Lodge.
William Roberson, commonly
known as "The Suwannee Cracker,"
will be our guest entertainer with
some down-home country music and
comedy. Don't miss this one!
If you have not paid your dues for
2012, please bring an extra $5 to the
meeting with you.
The Hospitality Committee headed
by Faye Sheffield has told me that we
are having a Potluck Luncheon. If
it's as good as last month's soup arid
sandwiches. I am sure that we will all
go away with full stomachs. Please
be sure to bring enough to share as
well as delicious desserts and drinks.
As always, the chapter will supply
plates, cups, napkins, silverware, cof-
fee, and ice.
Calling all past members of the
Chiefland Chapter of AARP! I was
disappointed when your chapter dis-
solved, but I want you to know that
you are more than welcome to come


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


and be a guest or a member of our
chapter. At the end of 2011 we were
173 members strong and have no
plans of letting our numbers dwindle.
This invitation is extended to you
from our entire membership.
If you have any extra cloth bags at
your house, please bring them in, as
the Food Pantry can always use them
for their distributions.
See you at the meeting with CANS
IN HAND.


Norm Conti
Publicity


Trenton United
Methodist Church
celebrates Lent
Submittted
On February 22,Ash Wednesday, at
7:00 p.m., the Trenton United Meth-
odist Church will hold a special ser-
vice to commemorate the beginning
of the Lenten Season. From Febru-
ary 22 until April 4, the church sanc-
tuary will be open from 12:00 p.m. to
1:00 p.m. each Wednesday for prayer
and meditation. Anyone wishing to
observe this important season in the
Christian World is welcome to come
by and meditate during this time.
On Maundy Thursday, April 5, and
Good Friday, April 6, our church will
hold a 7:00 p.m. service. On Easter,
April 8, there will be an Easter Sun-
rise Service at 7:00 a.m. followed by
a pancake and sausage breakfast and
an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.


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The Trenton United Methodist
Church would be glad to welcome
anyone who wishes to help us cele-
brate the Lenten Season by attending
these special services.
Our church is located at 203 NE
2nd Street. For further information,
please call the church office at 463-
2877 or Janice Lee at 463-1391.

Hope Street to
perform at
Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will
be hosting a gospel sing on March
11, 2012, at 6 p.m. Hope Street'will
be performing.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is lo-
cated on CR 232 in Bell.
Come and enjoy great music and
fellowship!


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2877
., Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor
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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.
S7070 S.W. CR-334A- Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is holding a public
hearing to increase the FY2011-2012 budget for the funds listed below.


FUTTND


SOTTRCE OF FUNDS USE OF FUNDS


TRANSPORTATION


General Revenue
General Revenue
Loan Proceeds, Dispositioi
of Surplus Property


Beginning Balance
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Total Appropriation


TOTAL


2,759,717
.9,928
22,396


$ 124,459

$ 2,916,500


Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Flu Shots


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


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are available
during regular
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Last year, our family had the pro-
found blessing of having two little
girls from Uganda, Africa, visit in
our home. Miriam, 8, and Gertrude,
10, along with about fifteen other


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THS annual
reunion
Submitted
Once again, we are planning the
Trenton High School Alumni Re-
union. We have been having the
reunions every other year and this
is the year for it again. We would
like to encourage all who graduated
from Trenton High School, and or
those who attended and would like to
see former friends and classmates to
reserve this date, April 28, 2012, to
come and share old memories with
us. The Trenton Elementary Cafete-
ria is the place and 12:30 is the time
we will try to eat.
All you have to do is send in $20
per person and come. Contact your
classmates and encourage them to
come. Mrs. Diana Webb Harrison
will be accepting the monies and
her address is 4599 SW 90th Court,
Bell, Florida 32619. Her telephone #
is 352-463-2147. This year the class
of 1962 will be celebrating their 50th
year since graduating. They are Glo-
ria Jean Polk, Charlotte Smith, Betty
Durden, Elsie Watson, Thelma Beck,
Esther Blitch, Linda Rucker, Tommy
Holder, Ricky Deen, Jimmy Home,
Leon Kinsey, Will Gray (Bill) May,
Allen Polk, Doyle Swilley, and Jack
Williams
Since we won't have a reunion
next year, we want to make sure the
class of 1963 is recognized, as this
would be their 49th year since gradu-
ation. Those are as follows: Joe
Blitch, Doris Jones, Tommy Mikell,
Donna Sapp, Larry Studstill, Mary
Browning, Gary Kinsey, Bill Mob-
ley, Robert Slaughter, Carol Watson,
Paul Bryant, Kent Lampp, Reece
Powell, Judy Stough, Larry Watson,
Glenda Germany, Earl Mathis, Jerry
Ridgeway, and Karen Strawser. We
are in need of addresses, telephone
numbers, or e-mails in order to try
and contact these people. If anyone
has any of this information for any
of those named above, please help us
by giving us a call. Mrs. Jennie Lou
Colson Sharp at 352-493-4638. We
look forward to planning this for all,
and thank those of you who faithfully
attend each year.


Belles join

with Joyful

-Heartsfor

Quilt FestivaC
Submitted
The Joyful Hearts Quilters and
Crafters and the Beachville Belles
Quilters will again participate in the
Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time
Craft Festival on Saturday, March 10,
in Trenton. The two groups bring to-
gether their quilts and crafts each year
for display at Best Drugs on Main
Street. Best Drugs staffers Theresa
Gentry and Lenore Pevey will as-
sist with placing the quilts and crafts
throughout the store starting about
a month before the festival. Many
items will be available for sale.
The Joyful Hearts started in
Gilchrist County in 1995 under the
guidance of Winnelle Home who
operated the Levy County Quilt Mu-
seum until her death on January 30,
2012. They meet regularly at the
North Gilchrist County fire station.'
The Belles, who meet regularly at the
Beachville Advent Church near Bran-
ford, started in 2007. Both groups fo-
cus on quilting and sewing education,
and on community outreach. For the
festival they will display a quilt frame
to demonstrate how hand quilting
was done in days gone by. For more
information about the Belles and the
Joyful Hearts, contact Elaine Nemeth
at (386) 935-6854.
The 2012 Quilt Festival begins at
the Old Depot with an Antiques Esti-
mators program at 5:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, March 9. On Saturday, US 129
(Main Street) will be closed starting
at 9:00 a.m. so festival goers can
wander downtown to view over 300
quilts, along with antiques, old cars,
and other crafts. Over fifteen quilt-
ing organizations are scheduled to
participate. The Suwannee Valley
Quilt Shoppe will offer a dinner buf-
fet on Friday night, and breakfast and
luncheon buffets on Saturday. Other
community organizations and dining
establishments will also serve food


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Ihe JoyfuCl-earts ceCebrate

Christmas
The Joyful Hearts, left to right on row 1, are Diana Lynn, Cathy
Strom; row 2 left to right, Maxine Hale, Alice Binns, Lee Roland,
Myrle Gilkey, Marilyn Rundy, Jackie Moore; row 3 left to right, Pat-
sy Luka, Penny Wingo, Bonnie Edward, Betty Lou Bachman, Nancy
Boon, Alberta Swanna; row 4 left to right, Mo Dawson, Ann Mangore,
Lera Townsend, Phyllis Griner, Marvin Deere, Linda Brown, Barbara
Strom, and Barbara Myrick. Not pictured is Elaine Nemeth.


during the festival. Featured displays
and demonstrations by the Country
Road Quilters of Marion County will
be located at the Old Depot.


Old Time Folk and
Bluegrass Concert at
Otter Springs
Join us Friday, February 17, at 7
p.m. for real folk and bluegrass-based
music performed by Dick Staber
(vocal, mandolin) and Judith Chas-
noff (vocal, guitar). This couple has
been- performing their unique brand


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of acoustic music since 1993. They
have also released four self-produced
albums. Find more information about
the couple at http://www.staberand-
chasnoff.com/index.htm.
The concert will last about an hour.
Snacks and sodas will be available
for purchase. You are more than wel-
comed to bring a picnic dinner.
Pay at the door; park and event
admission is $2/person (ages 6-59),
$1/senior (60+) and children (5 and
under) are free.
Concert is included with camping.
Campsites are available at 352-463-
0800 or online at www.facebook.
com/ottersprings.


www gilchristschools.schoolfusion. us
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702


BELL ELEMENTARY
3:15-5:15pm AR Afternoon
PTA Movie Night
National FFA Week
President's Day Holiday
12:45pm Early Release
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
'4/7 pm JV/V baseball game vs/Dixie County
4:00pm MS baseball game vs/Trenton
5/7 pm JV/V softball game vs/Chiefland
8:10-3:10pm JROTC Formal Inspection
4/7 pm JV/V baseball game vs/Hawthome
4/6pm JV/V softball game vs/Hawthome
4:00pm MS baseball game vs/Oak Hall
President's Day Holiday
4/7 pm JV/V baseball game vs/Lafayette
5/7 pm JV/V softball game vs/Dixie County
1:00pm Early Release
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Spring Pictures
SNo School President's Day Holiday
12:45 Early Release Day
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
3:30 Track Meet at Mayo
9th Grade Baked Potato Lunch See Mrs. Peggy Sterad
3:00 FFA State Dairy Judging Contest
4/6 pm JV/V BB v Mayo
4/6 pm MS/V Softball at Branford
National FFA Week
No School- President's day Holiday
3:30 Track Meet at Branford
4/7 pm MS/V BB at Bronson
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Submitted by Elli Carranza
Last week was the Boys Varsity
Basketball District Tournament in
Bronson. On Tuesday, January 7, the
Bell Basketball team faced the Bron-
son Eagles in the district first round.
The starting players for Bell were
Tyler Mehl, Austin Bell, James Os-
lager, John Rowe, and Talon Rolling.
Bell started with the first possession
of the game. Austin Bell took the
ball in for 2 points and scored the
first points of the game. Shortly af-
ter, James also scored 2 points with
a lay-up. After Bronson scored on
the Bulldog defense, Bell went on
the offensive and did a nice full court
play that ended up as an assist from
Austin Bell to Tyler Mehl as Tyler
put the ball in for 2 more points.
At the end of the first quarter, Bell
was in the lead 13-6. In the second
quarter, Talon Rolling stole the ball
from a Bronson player and passed it
to Austin Bell who made a lay-up. A
few plays later, Austin Bell passed it
to John Rowe who went behind the
backboard and made an impressive
lay-up. By halftime, the score was 29-
16, Bell. The first points of the sec-
ond half were made by Talon Rolling
from the free throw line. During the
third quarter, Bronson tried making a
comeback. They were able to score
10 points compared to Bell's 5. How-
ever, by the end of the third quarter
the Eagles were unable to defend
against the Bulldog offensive. The
Bulldogs held a 40-29 lead at the end
of the third quarter. Throughout the
whole game, point guard James Os-


lager played very keenly and aware.
He made smart passes and plays. In
the fourth quarter, Tyler Mehl fouled
out, yet the Bulldogs did not let it
hinder them and took home the win.
Bell took the win by a final score of
56-44. The Bell Bulldogs went on to
the next round of the district tourna-
ment.
Friday night, Bell faced the Haw-
thorne Hornets in the next round of
the district tournament. This was an
intense game for both Bell and Haw-
thorne fans. At the end of the first
quarter, Bell was trailing the Hor-
nets by one point. By halftime, the
score was 23-32, Hawthorne. In the
second half, the Bulldogs continued
to fight and try to take control of the
game. At one point, freshman players
were put into the game and scored 6
points! Bell mounted a comeback and
were within a few points of taking the
lead from the Hornets. However, by
the end of the third quarter the score
was 38-53 with Hawthorne still in
the lead. In the fourth quarter, Bell
outscored the Hornets' offense. Bell
had scored 25 points compared to
Hawthorne's 17. Unfortunately, Bell
came within a few points of tying the
game. It was a hard played game by
both teams. The final score was 63-
70 and the Hawthorne Hornets won
the game.
We are proud of the basketball
team for having an awesome season
and they would like to thank every-
one who came out and supported
them. Go Bulldogs!


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(Across from Trenton High School)
Owners/Directors
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BES Students of Month.


Bell Elementary School has announced their Students of the Month for December 2011 and Janiary 2012. Thriftiness was the character
trait awarded in December. Availability was the character trait awarded in January. Those students honored for these awards are: Hunter
M., Douglas M., Skyler S., Lily T., Rosie M., Ashley N., Logan W., MacKenzie B., Zachary H., Elliott S., Kaleb M., Marina M., Veronica
W, Trinity F., Madison C., Austin D., Danny K., Skye B., Haley T., Jacob S., Braeden M., Victoria L., Summer F, Alyssa E., Jordan D.,
Mikayla T., Maisy M., Emilee V, John S., Cory T., Landon T., Seth F, DeJaun S., Jordan H., Sabrina H., Briella S., Wyatt R., Jason D.,
Meylin R., Ashley P., Levi F, Sarah S., Lacie S., Brianna M., Brayden S., Katelyn B., Madison C., Syndie M., Abigail T., and Dalton M.


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Assistance with Planning and Design
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TI-IIRSDAY FERRTIARY 16. 2012


Obituaries C


Mrs. June Tillman

Alvarez

Mrs. June Tillman Alvarez, 78,
of Jonesville, passed away Sunday,
February 12, 2012, in North Florida
Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 7, 1933, in
Indianapolis, Indiana to Amos and
Mary Rhoden Arnett. June worked
as Deputy Clerk of Court for Alachua
County for 24 years.
She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Lester Tillman of Rochelle
and Jack Alvarez of Trenton.
She is survived by her children,
Stephen Tillman and Sherry Shaara,
both of Jonesville; grandchildren,
Sara Kate Tillman, Amy Beth Parker,
Joe Shaara and Brittany Shaara; and
great granddaughter, Lauren Eliza-
beth Shaara.
A gathering of family and friends
will take place at her son, Stephen
Tillman's home, Sunday, February
19, 2012, from 2-5 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of
the Williams-Thomas Funeral. Home
Downtown, Gainesville.



Mr. Bret Emery

Braswell

Mr. Bret Emery Braswell, 51 of
Chiefland, passed away February 11,
2012, at his home. Born in Gaines-
ville, he has spent his life in the
Chiefland and Cedar Key area. He
was a fisherman, dealing mainly in
clams and oysters. Bret also enjoyed
hunting.
He is preceded in death by his fa-
ther, Emery Braswell.
He is survived by his best friend and
soulmate, Denise Jones of Chiefland;
his mother and stepfather, Nancy
and Thomas Olson of Chiefland;
sisters, Sabrina (Kelly) Sheppard of
Chiefland, Dana (Preston) Wilson of
Mulford, Georgia; aunts, Gall Under-
wood of Chiefland and Daira Sartain
of Gainesville; his nieces and neph-
ews.
A celebration of his life was held
at his mother's home on February 14,
2012.
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


A visitation for family and friends
was held at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home on Friday, February 10, 2012,
between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-0076
WALLACE R. CAIN AND MARY H.
CAIN,
Plaintiff,


vs.
ANITA BENNETT
CAMERON AND
CAMERON,
Defendants.


N/K/A ANITA
ELLIOTT L.


CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE


Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Leo
Sanchez, Jr.

Mr. Thomas

"Tommy"

Leo Sanchez, Jr.

Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Leo San-
chez, Jr., 59, of Bell passed away on
Saturday, February 11, 2012, at his
residence. Tommy was born on No-
vember 21, 1952, in Plant City. Tom-
my was of the Baptist faith and had
been a resident of Gilchrist County
since 1986. He loved spending time
with his friends and family, going to
family gatherings and listening to
rock and roll music.
He is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Leo and Patsy Sanchez.
He is survived by his sister, Di-
ana (Larry) Zimmerman of Bell; his
niece, Laura Zimmerman; nephew,
Chandler Zimmerman; and many
cousins.
A graveside service will be held at
Townsend Cemetery in Bell on Mon-
day, February 20, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.
with Pastor Billy Philman officiat-
ing.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations be made to Nature
Coast Hospice of High Springs.
Arrangements are under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Tren-
ton. Online condolences may be sent
through their website at www.wat-
spnfhtrenton.com


Mr.AndrellBruce Card of Thanks
Mr. Andrell Bruce


Gunter

Mr. Andrell Bruce Gunter, 54, of
Old Town passed away Wednesday,
February 8, 2012, at Hospice of the
Tri-Counties.
Mr. Gunter moved to Old Town
from Winter Haven in October of
2005 after retiring from IMC Miner-
als and Chemicals in Mulberry. He
enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing
poker.
He is survived by his sons, Jeff
(Victoria) Gunter and Scott Gunter,
both of Winter Haven; granddaugh-
ter, Charlotte; mother, Betty Gunter
and Clyde Lovett of Old Town;
brother, Joseph Gunter of Boynton
Beach; and sister, Andrea Gunter of
Old Town.


The family of William (Bill) Shef-
field Jr. would like to thank everyone
for their calls, prayers, cards and food
during our time of sadness. .Every-
thing is gratefully appreciated.
Thank you.
The family of Bill Sheffield


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UNDER F.S. CHAPT
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, ii
with the Default Final J
Foreclosure dated February
the above-styled cause, I wi
highest and best bidder for
Gilchist County Courthouse,
Street, Trenton, Florida, at 1
the 2nd day of April. 2012, t.
described property:
The Northwest 1/4 of th
1/4 of Section 23, Townshi
Range 15 East, Gilchri
Florida
Any person claiming an in
surplus from the sale, if an'
the property owner as of the d
pendens must file a claim wi
after the sale
Dated: February 3, 2012
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CERTIFICATE OF SEI
I CERTIFY that a true and
of the foregoing Notice of Sa
Chapter 45 has been furnish
States Mail on February 3, 2
of the following: Anita B
Anita Cameron and Elliott
1710 SE 97th Trail, Trenton
Seldon J. Childers, 1330 NW
Suite C, Gainesville, FL 326
E. Thomas, Jr., P.O. Box
32619, attorney for Cain, P
Bell, FL 32619.

Pub: February 9, 16, 2012b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CII
SAND FOR GILCHRIST
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 21-20
BANK OF AMERICA
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE T. WILLIAMS, et
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCUE
FORECLOSURE S
NOTICES HEREBYGIV
to an Order Rescheduling
Sale dated February 1, 2012
in Case NO. 21-2009-CA-
Circuit Court of the EIGH
Circuit in and for GILCHR
Florida wherein BANK OF
NATIONAL ASSOCIATIC
Plaintiff and GEORGE T.
AMY A. WILLIAM
RIVERWALK OF FANNIN
OWNERSHIPASSOCIATIC
the Defendants, The Clerk
will sell to the highest and
for cash at SOUTH DOO
GILCHRIST COUNTY COI
at 11:00 a.m., on the 26th da
2012, the following describe
set forth in said Final Judgm
LOT 47, TILE RIVER
FANNING SPRINGS-PI
SUBDIVISION AS REC
PLAT HOOK 4, PAGES 3:
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A LOT 47 RI
FANNING SPRINGS, FL
Any person claiming an in
surplus from the sale, if an
the property owner as of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
this Court on February 3, 20
Clerk of the


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NOLAN, DECEASED; DIANE A.
REMAIL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DIANE A. REMAIL; UNKNOWN
TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
2; and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against the above
named Defendants, who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Defendants.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Leg1
iLea I OtCICOS


uuglllmll ul
3, 2012, in NOTICE OF SALE
11 sell to the
l sel to the Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
cash, at the the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
112 S. Main January 20, 2012, in this cause, I will
Sfollowing sell the property situated in GILCHRIST
he County, Florida, described as:
e Southeast COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
p 10 South, CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST
pst County, 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP
10 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST,
interest in the GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Other than AND RUN ON THE SOUTH LINE
ate ofthe lis OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4, SOUTH
thin 60 days 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST, 40 FEET TO
THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE
E GILLIAM OF STATE ROAD 334A AND THE
lerk of Court POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
(SEAL) CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
By: L Ayers 54 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST
deputyy Clerk 2560.84 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT
RVICE OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.
correct copy 341, THENCE RUN ON SAID RIGHT
le under ES. OF WAY LINE NORTH 00 DEGREES
ed by United 06 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST
,012, to each 247.99 FEET. THENCE RUN
ennett n/k/a NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES
L. Cameron, 15 SECONDS EAST 2561.43 FEET
i, FL 32693, TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY
Sixth Street, LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 334 A,
i01, and Ray THENCE RUN ON SAID RIGHT OF
39, Bell, FL WAY LINE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
.O. Box 39, 09 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST
248.29 FEET TO THE POINT OF
L. Avers BEGINNING.
Court Clerk LESS AND EXCEPT THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
LT OF THE CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST
RCUIT IN 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP
COUNTY, 10 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
. AND RUN ON THE SOUTH LINE
09-CA-0114 OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4, SOUTH
NATIONAL 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST, 40 FEET TO THE
WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. 334A, THENCE
tal, CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
54 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 1443.16 FEET
DULED TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
ALE THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH
TENpursuant 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 40
Foreclosure SECONDS WEST 1117.68 FEET TO
Sand entered THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE
0114 of the OF STATE ROAD NO. 341 THENCE
[TH Judicial RUN ON SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE
IST County, NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES
SAMERICA 07 SECONDS EAST 247.99 FEET,
DN, is the THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
WILLIAMS; 54 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST,
IS; THE A DISTANCE OF 1112.33 FEET,
G SPRINGS THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 08
N, INC; are MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST, A
f the Curt DISTANCE OF 248.12 FEET TO THE
Sbest bidder POINT OF BEGINNING.
UR O THE TOGETHER WITH THAT
RTofMarUh CERTAIN HOMETTE DOUBLE
r of Maerh, WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING
d property as VIN #HMLCP28191833932A,
ient.
WALK OF TITLE #47044520 AND VIN
-ASE 3, A #HMLCP28191833932B, TITLE
"ORDED IN #47075494. 'WHICH HAS BEEN
1-33 OFTHE RETIRED.
GILCHRIST a/k/a 7479 S.W. COUNTY ROAD
334A, TRENTON, FL 32693
VERWALK, at public sale, to the highest and best
32693 bidder, for cash, at the South Door of
terest in the the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
y, other than South Main, Trenton, FL 32693, Florida,
e date of the at eleven o'clock a.m. on February 27,
Within sixty 2012.
Any person claiming an interest in the
I the seal of surplus from the -sale, if any, other than
12. the property owner as of the date of the lis
Joe Gilliam pendens must file a claim within 60 days
Circuit Court after the sale.
(SEAL) Dated at Trenton, Florida, this 3rd day
By: L. Ayers of February, 2012.


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 County Family/Civil
Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237
Fax: 352-374-5238
Pub. February 9, 16, 2012b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-000021
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES,
DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES,
AND CREDITORS OF JOSEPH W.


Joseph (Joe) W. Gilliam
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: L. Ayers
Deputy Clerk


DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.
12425 28TH ST N STE 200
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716
(727) 536-4911 phone
(727) 539-1094 fax
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
OF 1990. IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING SHOULD CONTACT JOSEPH W.
GILLIAM AT 352-463-3170 (VOICE
352-463-3437) IN THE GILCHRIST
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, TRENTON,
FLORIDA NO LATER THAN SEVEN
(7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF
THE PROCEEDINGS OR WITHIN
TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE TO AP-
PEAR. PERSONS WHO ARE HEAR-
ING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771 FOR THE FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE.
Pub: February 9, 16, 2012b.


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352-463-9176
or Toll Free 1-866-261-7986


Thank You!!!
This year, as in prior years, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Volunteers (GSV) have reached out to our business and
civic-minded neighbors for support of the annual
Thanksgiving Food Basket Program. With your generous
contributions, the GSV, was able to provide over 280 Gilchrist
County families with a complete Thanksgiving dinner. None
of this could have been accomplished without your financial
support and the support of Rick Weder and the Food Pantry
from whom we were able to purchase last minute supplies.

We thank each of you for caring about your fellow Gilchrist
County residents.

ANONYMOUS DONORS
AMERIS BANK
BEST DRUGS OF TRENTON
BLUE SPRINGS PARK, INC.
BURGER SPOT
BURT & FEATHER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
CHARACTER COUNCIL OF GILCHRIST COUNTY
DAVID MILLER LANG,JR., ATTORNEY
DJ DAUBE CONSTRUCTION
EDGE & ASSOCIATES
EMORY PHILMAN, LMT
GCCI GRAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
GILCHRIST CLUB
GINNIE SPRINGS OUTDOORS, LLC
GRAY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
H-H INVESTMENTS
NORTH FLORIDA HOLSTEINS
PIEDMONT DAIRY/ALLIANCE DARIES
PRO STEAM 2000, INC.
R. EDWARDS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
RANDY STEFANNELI AGENCY
REEVES GLASS, INC.
SHEREE LANCASTER, PA.
SHERIFF DANIEL SLAUGHTER
SOUTHEAST INVESTMENTS
SOUTHERN TIRE & BRAKE
TRENTON MINI STORAGE
TRENTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
TRENTON WOMAN'S CLUB
TROKE REALTY, INC.
VAUGHAN CHIROPRACTIC
GENE & CISSY WIGGINS

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Volunteers


Senior & Veteran Lic # CFC05 1621
Discounts



WOLFE PLUMBING, INC.
Guaranteed Plumbing Service
Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection,
New Construction 7-Day Service

352-463-2202 [I] B 386-935-0616


CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will attend a joint meeting With Gilchrist
County Board of Commissioners and
the Trenton City Commission to be held
on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5:30
p.m.. at the Trenton Community Center.
214 SE 3rd Ave.. Trenton. FL.
The Agenda is
The Fire Service Interlocal Agree-
ment
and Related Fee Structure
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 13th day of February,
2012
By Sheila Watson, City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida
Pub. February 16, 2012

CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the
City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in a Workshop on Mon-
day, February 27, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at
the Fanning Springs, City Hall, 17651
NW 90th Ct., Fanning Springs, FL.
The Agenda is:
1. City Ordinance--Personnel Policy
2. 5 year plan--Water
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 13th day of February,
2012
By Sheila Watson, City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida
Pub. February 16, 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 Monday, Feb-
ruary 20, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., in the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting Fa-
cility, located at 210 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida. The following is a pro-
posed 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; Bldg Dept
Rules & Regulations
4:15 p.m. Ordinance 2012-03,
Relating to Scrap Metal Recyclers


Page Seven
4:30 p.m. SUPl1-08;
Applicant M. Williams requesting
a SUP to allow Sandblasting
within an A-2 Land Use District
4:45 p.m. SUP12-01; Applicant A.
Overstreet requesting a SUP to
allow a wood mill/sawmill with
an A-2 Land Use District
5:00 p.m. VARI2-01;
Applicant D. Taylor requesting
a variance for a decrease in
side setback requirement for a
mobile home within an A-2
Land Use District
5:15 p.m. Budget Hearing
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure,that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. February 16, 2012b.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
The North Florida Broadband
Authority (4'NFBA") announces a
NetworkOperatorRequestforInformation
to which all interested parties are invited
to respond. The NFBA is a legal entity
and public body created pursuant to the.
provisions of Section 163.01, Florida
Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among: Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee,
Taylor, 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 is issuing this Network
Operator Request for Information
(RFI) to prospective network operators
for NFBA's broadband middle microwave
network, and to any other parties interested
in promoting the success of NFBA's
mission. Through this RFI, NFBA will
gather information from interested parties
to support the development of a Request
for Proposals for a Network Operator.
The official Network Operator RFI
document can be requested by mailing
Faith Doyle'at fdoyle@nfba.net. Please
submit your responses to Faith Doyle at
NFBA by February 22, 2012 as described
in RFI Section 6, Response Guidance.
Thank you for your consideration of this
Request.
Pub.: February 16, 2012


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012


Yard Sales

CFEC To Hold Yard Sale To Benefit
Relay For Life: As part oftheirAmerican
Cancer Society Relay For Life fund-
raising efforts for 2012, the employees of
Central Florida Electric Cooperative will
have a yard sale at the Old Warehouse
located adjacent to the main office and
behind the Hardee's restaurant. The
yard sale, with goods donated by CFEC
employees, will be Friday, March 2, from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday,
March 3. from 7:00 a.m. until noon.
All funds will go to the Relay For Life
program, so plan to stop by the yard
sale and help CFEC in their fund-raising
efforts.
ltb,2-26

TRI-COUNTY NURSING HOME
announces a yard sale on its grounds,
with lots of items to choose from, on
February 18 at 10 am 2 pm. All monies
go to the Shriner Children's Bum Center.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be
available all day. Local entertainment and
fun things for the kids.
ltb,2-16

.. . . . ... ... .. .. . .. ... . .. .


I Wanted to I

CASH FOR YOUR COIN
collector seeking U.S. coins, o
ies. I pay more than dealers,
road shows. 352-949-1450.


_- I


S Plants

ALLEN'S NURSERY camellias,
pecan, peach, pear, pomegranate,
plum, nectarine, fig, persimmon, apple,
mulberry, grape, blueberry, thorn-less
blackberry, loquat, mayhaw, and fifteen
varieties of citrus trees. Hours: Tues-
Fri. 10a-5p, Sat. 10a-3p, Hwy 55A, Old
Town. 352-542-7284 or 352-356-0288.
tfnb, 11-10



For Sale


HEAVY DUTY VIKING STAND MIX-
ER: Slightly used, 1000 watts, 7 quart.
Includes bowl, wisk, beater, and dough
hook. Was over $400 new, asking $100.
Call 463-6215 a.m.
tfnp,2-16

CAMPER 1996 (26 ft) High-low travel
trailer camper. Contact Raymond G. Av-
ery at 352-463-7470.
4tp,1-26-2-16



Pet Services


Buy Gilchrist County Animal Shelter An-
.... nual Vaccine Clinic: March 3,2012.
IS:- Private 9am-12pm at the Gilchrist County Ani-
)ldervariet- mal Shelter, 1799 NW 10th St., Bell, Fl
pawn, and 32619. Please'call (352) 463-4084 for a
reservation. Walk-ins Welcome! *Dr. Ali
tfnb, 12-22 Hiers, DVM of Trenton Animal Hospital
is donating vet services. $10 per vaccine,
rabies or distemper, $15 Microchip, $30
complete rabies, distemper and micro-


2tb,2-16-2-23


Many Selling Absolute!
4949 SW SR 26, Trenton, FL
5590 Sq Ft Office Bldg. on 3 Acres Zoned A2
800-323-8388
IROJ Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
AUCTIONS 10% Buyer s Premium AU479 AB296 2% Broker Participation AUCTIONS


Free Estimates Licensed and Insured. hughsconcrete(@vmail.com

COMPLETE
Hugh's CONCRETE
and
Concrete & Masonry Inc. MASONRY
SERVICES
Hugh S. Keen Owner
Serving the Tri-County area for over 20 years.

Phone: 352-493-1094 5790 NW 135 Street
Fax: 352-490-5329 Chiefland, FL 32626








Dr. Richard W. Wagner
BOARD CERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST
218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626








X 352-493-4448

NOW -
Dr. Wagner (Accepting Medicaid/ Katie Hodge
OPTOMETRIST OFFICE MANAGER
Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
Blue Cross & Blue Shield/PPC and Medicare Provider

NEW & PREVIOUS PATIENTS WELCOME





AIR CONDITIONING
CoNO. RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
RF0379 SERVICE SALES C INSTALLATION
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Well Pum s Ice Machines Commercial Refrigeration
Well Pumps Ice Machines 'I"We Service All Makes and Models"





T ROKE REALTY (352) 463-7075(office)
(352) 463-7302 FAX
INC.-
JEAN TROKE E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
JEAN C. TROKE wEmsiT: trokerealtyinc.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker WEBSITE: www.trokerealtyinc.com
NEW LISTINGS FOR SALE IN GILCHRIST CO.:
SBEATTHEAUCTIONEER-CONMIERCIALPROPERTY FORSALE OFFSR-26: Spacious
4600- inside sq. office building-the former Tri-County Council for Senior Citizens Center,
I I located on a 3- acre track just West of Trenton (pictured on the left). Would nake a great set-up, for
new area office, business. ilth plenty of offices &
large conference room' employee lounge. Seller is
looking io [\ards an absolute-auction sale, but will
aggressively look at offers-call for property
details today...quoted at S180,000 (by Seller).
PARTLY-CONSTRLCTED HOME, AT QUALITY S/DNEAR HIGH SPRINGS: 3BR/2BA: *
Recent 1900- sqfl. CB-bl. home. located at the 'home-only' Spring Ridge StD off CR-340 "
(pictured on the right). A great opportunity for your dream home--Seller has priced to sell -
quickly...S49,900.

Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
Jean Troke (cell #) Dot Cuesta (cell #) Paul Troke (cell #)
(352) 493-3539 (352) 221-4349 (352) 221-2999
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
MiLSTrenton, Florida 32693 ___,_


C LASSIFIEDESEDDII D
CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.


Services

CNA AVAILABLE to care for your
loved one, in their home. Trustworthy,
caring, excellent references. Light cook-
ing, cleaning, and med reminder. 352-
281-4030.
2tb,2-16-2-23

CONSTRUCTION SERVICE: 30 years
experience in remodeling and repairs of
homes. Free Estimate. Licensed and In-
sured. Call George at (352) 258-0286.
4tp,2-16-3-8

CHILD CARE: Registered Home Child-
care now accepting applications. Located
in Levy County on CR-339, close to
Trenton. Hours are 7 am to 6 pm, Mon.
thru Fri. All ages. Please call for further
information, 463-1438. R08LV2000.
4tp,1-19-2-7

TOP-OF-THE-LINE FENCING: All
types, including fence repair. Low prices.
(352) 210-7228.
tfnb,1-12


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


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


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


Services


DIXIE MONUMENTS OL
FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-34
349N 7 miles north of Old T
Crabb Church NE 512 Aven
church) 1/2 mile on right.
ors, size & styles of marble
to choose from in our invent
puter specialist to assist you
a lasting tribute to the life of
one. Closed: Sunday & Mond
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm &
8am-12noon or call for free
appointment.


TIM POWELL ELECTRIC
stallations and repairs, license
sured. State Cert. #EC1300:
(352) 463-2155.




[Help Want


CHIEFLAND GOLF & C
IRT 'SER- CLUB is accepting applic
s, topsoil, General'Manager. Experience
clearing, fications include: a strong final
) 463-6111 ground, business manageme
ence, computer and accounting;
tfnb,5-28 required, employee supervisor
a must. Individuals should, be
brands, ice and task oriented. Applicants s
ation. EPA golf and have golftournament e
352-949- Salary range from $25K $3
cation available at the Chiefla
tfnb,12-18 Country Club Pro Shop. Appli
resume deadline is March 5, 2(


PARTS
ay, Sears,
, and Hon-
wers.
pt

tfn, 1-03


R. Edwards
Construction Co.
"Quality Homes at
Fair Prices Since 1965"
*New Construction *Remodels Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels
*Additions Cabinets *Tile *Plumbing *Electrical*Repairs
Office: 352 463-6276 Mobile: 352 213-7766
Mobile: 352 274-3006 Mobile: 352 949-0946
*Building- RB0018197 *Plumbing- RF0038160- Electrical- ER0009579



"NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND

CALL DANNY ANYTIME."

Barb Wire Woven Wire
Chain Link Board

Danny Hodge
(352) 463-1832 -- Mobile (352) 493-5345
4110 S.W. 25th Street -- Bell, Florida


D TOWN,
32. Hwy-
Town. Mc-
ue (behind
Many col-
& -granite
tory. Com-
in creating
your loved
day. Open:
& Saturday
after hours


Help WantedI [


LPN FT needed at Tri County Nursing
Home. DFWP, EOE. Please inquire in
person at 7280 SW SR-26, Trenton, Flor-
ida 32693. No phone calls please.
2tb,2-9-2-16

MECHANIC WITH EXPERIENCE
IN ANTIQUE VEHICLE RESTORA-
TIONS: Ability to perform all work ex-
cept paint & body. Must have own tools.
Drugfree workplace. Do not apply if
you can not pass a pre-employment drug
test. Will consider young person, who is
willing to learn and work hard. Apply
in person between the hours of 3 and 4
pm weekdays at 500 North Main Street,
Trenton.
tfnb,l-12.


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463.7393


For Rent


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TRENTON: 2-bed/2-bath SWMH, 2-
bed/2-bath DWMH. 1st montl's and
security deposit required. Call 352-528-
6179 for more information.
4tb,2-9-3-1

TRENTON I & II APARTMENTS
Rental assistance available for ALL
Qualified Applicants. HC/non-HC acces-
sible. 718 NE 7th Place #905, Trenton,
EL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY'
711. This institution is an equal opportu-
nity provider, and employer.
tfnb, 1-26



Real Estate

5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $59,900, only
$526/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-
OwnerFinanciig.com
4tb,2-16-3-8

1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully;
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.:
No down payment. $9,900, $102/mo.:
(352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-'
nancing.com
4tb,2-16-3-8:

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 9630 South'
Santa Fe, Trenton, 1.25 acres, 5 BR/2.5
BA CCB, $88,000. Call 352-221-0026 or,
352-221-0007.
tfnb,12-8

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

FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
.tfn,6-30



FLORIDA
GATEWAY
COLLEGE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NURSING AND
HEALTH SCIENCES .
Responsible for development and supervision of
program areas. Implement and maintain the
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program,
continue to expand all program areas and
resources, provide effective leadership, manage
multiple budgets, and understand strong
personnel management. Requires a master's
degree and eligibility for or hold a Florida
Nursing license or closely related field, and at
least five years of progressive administrative
experience, a strong background in program
design and accreditation, arid a valid driver's
license. Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate
degree in Nursing or health related field
preferred. Record of teaching at tenured
professor level; experience in business in
conjunction with health background.
Experience in the community college
teaching/working environment.
Salary: Based on Degree and Experience.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.,
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with 4
official translation and evaluation. Position
details and applications available on web at:
www.fac.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32p25-2007
Phone (386) 754-4j14
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
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Human Resources
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149 S.E. College Place '
LakeCity, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
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instructional area and teaching exp
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EDUCATOR'S PREPARATION IN
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programs under them.
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web at: www.fgc.edu
.Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
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ed and in- Qualifications: High School Diploma or
2453. Call Equivalent required. Must be proficient
with PC and Apple; Experience using
tfb, 11-25 iPads; Experienced with Excel, advanced
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graphing. Familiar. with use and applica-
T J-. tion of hand held recorders, podcasting,
Ged I digital and video camera operations, and
computer integration. Applicant should
'OUNTRY be capable of instruction in the area of
nations for ph, temperature, and motion probes, and
and quali- integrating these instruments either to TI
ncial back- scientific calculators or computers. This
nt experi- position requires a self-motivated, cre-
g skills are ative individual with a broad technology
y skills are background. Apply at the Gilchrist Coun-
organized ty School Board office or send a resume
should play tojobs@mygcsd.org
experience Substitute Teachers. Qualifications:
OK. Appli- High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
nd Golf & quired. Complete application online or at
ication and the school board office then contact the
012. District office for more information.
ltb,2-16 Bus Driver Trainees/Substitute Bus
Drivers. Qualifications: High School
Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
A in-service training will be provided for
LY qualified applicants. Part of the training
Prepares trainees for the driver portion of
3fE the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
CENTER tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
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Diadre Brunson,'W/F; Ht. 5'1";
Wt. 140 Ibs.; Hair: Brown; Eyes:
Blue; Violation of Probation for
the Offense of Ct I: Burglary of a
Structure and Ct II: Grand Theft.


Bryan Allen Willis, WIM; Ht.
5'10"; Wt. 165 lbs.; Hair:
Brown; Eyes: Brown; Violation
of Probation for the Offense
of I) Driving While License
SuspendedRevoked; II) Resisting
an Officer Without Violence.

From the Desk of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff Daniel
Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
WEEK ENDING:
February 13, 2012
On February 6, 2012, Kinisha S.
Carter, 2/19/1979, was arrested for
Levy County Warrant--Petit Theft.
On February 6, 2012,'Fredy Leon-
Morales, 8/11/1979, was arrested for
Lafayette County Warrant--Violation
of Probation/riving, while., License
Suspended or Revoked.


I I
Reginald Lamont Flowers, B/M;
Ht. 6'2"; Wt. 200 Ibs.; Hair:
Black; Eyes: Brown; Failure
to Appear for Arraignment to
the Charges of: Resisting Arrest
Without Violence and Driving
While License Suspended or Re-
voked.
Please call the Crime Stoppers ho-
tline at 352-463-STOP (7867) with
any information. All calls remain
anonymous and you may be eligible
for a small reward of up to $1,000.
You may also visit www.gilchrist-
crimestoppers.org for more details
and a listing of more offenders.

On February 6, 2012, Sammuel
Bryant Feagle, 7/22/1974, was ar-
rested for Violation of Probation-
Driving. while under the Influence
of Alcohol or Drugs, Driving while
License Suspended or Revoked, Re-
fusal to Submit to Breath Test.
On February 8, 2012, Christopher
Bernard Jackson, 1/8/1973, was ar-
rested for Violation of Probation-
Driving while License Suspended or
Revoked.
On February 9, 2012, Louie Lab-
banez, 8/18/1946, was arrested for
Violation of Injunction.
On February 10, 2012, Coley Eu-
gene Long, 9/15/1980, was arrested
for Trespass, Resisting Arrest with-
out Violence, Violation of Probation-
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On February 12, 2012, Richard
Brian Brock, 1/22/1973, was arrested
for Violation of Probation--Posses-
sion of more than 20 Grams of Can-
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Basecamp Global LLC to Jane
Elzie Brand and Edith Elzie, war-
ranty deed, $22,000.00, Lot 16 Riv-
erwalk.of Fanning Springs Phase 3,
on 2/6/2012.
Tri-County Investment Proper-
ties Inc. to Dale Ashby Elzie and
Brooksy Ann Elzie, warranty deed,
$25,000.00, Lot 31 Riverwalk of Fan-
ning Springs Phase 3, on 2/6/2012.
Wendy Wilkerson to Ruby I. Da-
vis, warranty deed, $78,109.30, on
2/6/2012.
Maria Molinari to Vincent Rauseo,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 20 Low-
ell Estates, on 2/6/2012.
Marvin A. Bond and Sharon D.
Bond to Marvin A Bond, Sharon D.
Bond, and Beatrice Freeman, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/7/2012.
Juanita M. White Trustee of the
Amended and Restated Trust Agree-
ment of Luther M. White, Juanita
M. White, and Hilltop Dairy LLC to
Hilltop Dairy Holdings LLC, warran-
ty deed, $6,600,000.00, on 2/8/2012.
David L. Moore and Anita L.


Moore to Joshua D. Moore, warranty
deed, $0, on 2/8/2012.
Kathleen L. Horton to Kathleen L.
Horton, Shirley Campbell, Murphy
Virginia, Donna Harden, Viola Trav-
is, Kathleen McGlamery, and Reggie
Horton, Jr., warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 296 Waccasassa Campsites Unit
1, on 2/9/2012.
Rose Lee Hunt to WJR Manag-
ment LLC, special warranty deed,
$33,200.00, on 2/9/2012.
Wells Fargo Bank to Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development,
special warranty deed, $10.00, on
2/9/2012.
Nancy Williams to Nancy Williams
and Darrell Wayne Williams, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/10/2012.
Carmen Perryman Law, Robert S.
Perryman, John D. Perryman, Krista
E. Perryman, Robert J. Perryman, and
Linda M. Perryman to Robert J. Per-
ryman and Linda M. Perryman, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/10/2012.
Jason N. Perryman to Robert J. Per-
ryman and Linda M. Perryman, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/10/2012.


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ter cows and bulls 1.00-3.00 higher.
Feeder steers and heifers uneven in-
stances weak. Feeder and replace-
ment cows steady. Slaughter cows 23
percent, slaughter bulls five percent,
and feeders 72 percent. In the feeder
supply steers made up approximately
40 percent, heifers 54 percent, and
replacement cows six percent.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 1235-1510 (1329) 85.00-87.00
(85.88); 1200-1365 (1262) 88.00-
93.00 (89.92) High Dressing.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 930-1165 (1086) 76.00-85.00
(80.59); 925-1105 (1015) 89.0-
90.00' (89.46) High Dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1:1305-1495
(1372) 86.00-93.50 (90.86); 1500-
1815 (1630) 91.50-96.00 (93.18);
1900-1985 (1942) 99.00-104.50
(101.81) High Dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2:260-290 (278)
205.00-220.00 (215.86); 305-325
(315) 190.00-27.50 (205.85); 360-
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178.00 (165.71); 515-540 (526)'
146.00-160.00 (151.62).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 310-340 (329)
174.00-185.00 (181.74); 355-385
(372) 160.00-180.00 (171.93); 405-
445 (428) 152.00-164.00 (157.22);
480-485 (484) 136.00-152.00
(141.98); 505-535 (524) 132.00-
146.00 (137.52).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 220-240 (232) 185.00-207.50
(196.06); 260-285 (272) 192.00-
200.50 (197.49); 315-340 (326)
176.00-194.00 (184.29); 365-395
(375) 158.00-172.00 (166.28); 410-
435 (428) 148.00-152.00 (150.20);
470-490 (482) 140.00-153.00
(146.65); 510-535 (516) 138.00-
146.00 (144.53); 560-595 (572)
148.00-150.00 (148.69).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 230-240 (233) 169.00-185.00
(174.49); 260-285 (271) 180.00-
192.00 (184.55); 310-330 (317)
148.00-160.00 (152.69); 365-385
(377) 146.00-152.00 (148.66); 410-
440 (426) 136.00-146.00 (140.72);
460-490 (480) 137.00-140.00
(139.04); 505-545 (535) 130.00-
134.00 (133.06).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2; 905-1190 (1041) 77.00-94.00
(85.28).


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THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 2012


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


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Members and guests enjoy the February meeting of the Gilchrist County Woman's Club.


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Twenty-eight members and ten
guests celebrated Valentine's Day
at the February 8th monthly meet-
ing with an informative, delectable
presentation about chocolate by
Linda Bowen of Simply Delightful!
confections.
Linda provided samples of dark,
milk and white chocolate as she
explained how chocolate is made.
Linda learned to make it by studying
with several "master" chocolatiers,
attending schools all over the USA.


She explained the impact of using
various ingredients in making choco-
late, how to store and transport it, and
where cacao (cocoa) trees grow. She
noted that Hawaii is increasing its
cocoa production as an alternative to
growing pineapples and sugarcane.
Linda makes all of the chocolate and
fillings produced in her business us-
ing high quality ingredients.
The Darling Diamonds (Pro-
gram Committee), with Annie Tal-
ley, Chairperson, and committee
members Sharon Bard, Diane Dur-


den, Bridgette Richardson, Natalie
Rankin, Marsha Rankin, and Jean
Holland hosted the meeting and pro-
vided an especially enticing selection
of tasty desserts to tempt members
and guests.
President Cindy Slaughter led a
discussion of plans for the upcoming
Quilt Festival. Members can contrib-
ute by serving as festival hostesses,
or by supporting the two Woman's
Club's projects-the Friday evening
sandwich cart and the Saturday morn-
ing doughnut and coffee cart.


Woman's Club members, along
with Rotary Club members, will
hold a joint clubhouse workday,
starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb-
ruary 27. The goal is to repaint the
clubhouse's interior.
The March meeting will be held
on Thursday, March 8, starting at
6:30 p.m. The hosting Lively La-
dybugs (House Committee) will ar-
range for the program and refresh-
ments. The business meeting will
focus on finalizing plans for the
Quilt Festival.


Submitted
Over the next two months, David
Still and Hans Tanzler, the executive
directors for the Suwannee River and
St. Johns River Water Management
Districts respectively, and other se-
nior staff will speak at county com-
mission meetings within the Suwan-
nee District's (SRWMD) region to
inform the public about water re-
source issues.
Jon Dinges, SRWMD director of
Water Supply and Resource Manage-
ment, provided a preview of those
meetings when he spoke to the Su-
wannee County Commission on
January 17 about water supply plan-
ning.
"The District is actively address-
ing water resource impacts that are
occurring across north Florida as a
result of groundwater withdrawals,"
Dinges said.
"We believe the Alapaha River Ba-
sin, Upper Suwannee River Region,
and Upper and Lower Santa Fe River


Feral hogs are a nuisance at Otter Springs forcounty


By John M. Ayers
For many years now feral hogs
have been roaming the river swamps
of the Suwannee River on Gilchrist
County's western border. The nui-
sance animals have most recently
been moving closer to the springs
-and recreation area of Otter Springs
Park and have become a safety con-
cern of the Park Manager and County
Commission. The Commission in
their February 6th board meeting wAs
considering taking action to have the
nuisance animals dealt with on the


Submitted
The Log Cabin Quilters did not
meet on Thursday. Many of the mem-
bers were at the Museum helping
with inventory, cleaning, and mov-
ing things around. Inventory hope-
fully will be completed next week. If
you have any items at the Museum,
please contact Connie at 352-493-
2801 so you can go through the list
we will have of items we think may
belong to you. Some of the items we
have found may just have initials or
a first or last name. We need to up-
date the items and have your name,
address and phone number on hand.
Winnelle knew this but we don't.
We were very saddened to learn
that Goldie McHenry has passed
away. She was a member of the
group for many years and has several
items at the Museum. Our thoughts
and prayers are with the family. She
will be missed.
Gregg and six young men were out
Tuesday to help restore the Museum.
The main room had been cleared and
chairs were borrowed so Tuesday was

Character Council's
2012 Kick-off
Breakfast

It was Tuesday, January 24, and a
wonderful day to meet with friends
and acquaintances for the eighth an-
nual "Kick-off Breakfast" sponsored
by the Character Council of Gilchrist
County. It proved to be a great suc-
cess, especially since as of 2012,
the Council is celebrating ten years
since its founding. President Pete
Randolph was the master of ceremo-
nies and demonstrated good humor,
which assisted everyone to keep their
eyes open, since the breakfast began
at 7:30 a.m.
After the delicious meal coordi-
nated by Gwen Walden, chair of
the Eyents Committee, mention
was made of all the Council's char-


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She and her husband were intending
to enter into a contract with Gilchrist
County to get rid of the animals from
the state land. "The hunting of the
hogs will be done at night as we will
try to push the hogs back toward the
river," Tanya.Rippy explained to the
Commission.
Commissioner Sharon Langford
expressed her feeling that Gilchrist
County does not own this property
and thus the contract with the Rip-
pys should be entered into with the
Suwannee River Water Management


be open. Our advice is.to call first
if you are planning a visit. Volun-.
teers are doing to the best they can
get things back to normal, but it takes
time.

Florida State's Attorney,. Bill Cer-
vone, was the guest speaker for the
event. Mr. Cervone shared statistics
as to how blessed we are as Ameri-
cans. In closing the program, Mr.
Randolph thanked everyone for at-
tending and encouraged them to at-
tend the Council meetings and get
involved, for good character deter-
mines success for everyone.

Tea Party Meeting

Mark your calendars and join us on
February 21, at 7 p.m. at the Trenton
Community Center, 214 S.E. 3rd Av-
enue, in Trenton.
Ron McNeil, who is running for
U.S. Senate' against Bill Nelson, will
be given the opportunity to speak. He
will be allowed 20 minutes to state
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District and not Gilchrist County. She
made a motion to have the Govern-
ing Board of Suwannee River Water
Management District consider this in
their next meeting. Commission Ran-
dy Durden gave a second in approval
of the motion. The board voted 5-0 in
favor of this action.
SRWMD staff will meet with Gil-
christ County officials on Thursday,
February 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at
the Otter Springs Park. This meeting
is expected to include a discussion
involving the feral hogs in the park.


North Gilchrist

Volunteer

Fire pancake

breakfast
Submitted
The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly
pancake breakfast on February 18,
2012, from 8 to 10 a.m.
For a donation, we offer eggs, sau-
sage, several different kinds of pan-
cakes, coffee, tea, and juice.
Our fire station is located on CR
138, 2.5 miles east of Hwy. 129.
Come out and enjoy a great meal
with your friends and family.

Cattlemen's Dinner
Gilchrist County Cattlemen's Steak
Dinner will be Thursday, Feb. 23,
2012, at 7 p.m. at Trenton Elemen-
tary School. Advance tickets on sale
until February 17 for a $15 donation.
Contact the Gilchrist County Exten-
sion Office at 463-3174 for more in-
formation.


ed in helping with the car
urged to contact Sheree L
(352) 463-1000 or (352) 2
Legal Experience: Fror
til February 2, 2012, Mrs
served as a Judicial Hear
for the Eighth Judicial Ci
ing cases and making rec
orders to Circuit Judges
Support cases.
Sheree has attended Ju
lege, receiving training
fic Court Hearing Officer
classroom instruction and
patrol with Florida High
officers and county deputy
as training as a Child Supp
Officer. In her role as Tr
ing Officer she performed
ties to a County Judge he;
court cases in Alachua Co
Sheree Lancaster is a
the Eighth Judicial Circi
sociation, serving numero
its Board of Directors.
Mrs. Lancaster serves o:
of Directors of the Guardi
tion, Inc., serving depended
of the Eighth Judicial Ci
served as President from
Sheree has been a mer
Florida School Board Att
sociation since 1990, and
on the Board of Director
honored to serve as Presi
statewide organization.
Mrs. Lancaster is a mei
National School Boards Y
-Counsel of School Atto
Florida Bar, and the Am
Association.
She serves as a volunte
Supreme Court's Justice
Program, volunteering as
in Gilchrist County school
Other Professional Expe
After graduating from t
sity of Florida and prior t


basins may be short of groundwater
within 20 years."
"We're working hard to find new
water sources and ways to replenish
the Florida aquifer system to meet
water demands in those areas," he
added.
Dinges noted that as far back as
1988, the United States Geological
Survey has documented significant
declines in the aquifer.
"Though these water levels go up
and down, there is a long-term de-
clining trend felt in some areas with-
in our District, and these statistics are
significant," Dinges said. "Though
we have been in a drought for some
time, we don't believe lack of rainfall
is totally responsible for the trends
we're seeing. The only other pos-
sibility is pumping from the aquifer
system."
Upcoming meetings:
Gilchrist County--March 5, 1:30
p.m., Gilchrist County Courthouse
Annex, 209 SE 1st St. in Trenton.


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npaign, are law school at the University of Flor-
.ancaster at ida, Mrs. Lancaster was a juvenile
Z15-3606. probation officer for one year, and a
m 1,998 un- child protective services counselor in
. Lancaster Gilchrist County for two years.
ing Officer Community Experience:
rcuit, hear- Mrs. Lancaster is a member of
ommended Cherry Sink Church of Christ, and an
s in Child active member of the Gilchrist Coun-
ty Woman's Club since 1986, holding
idicial Col- many offices, including President.
as a Traf- She has been a member of the Gil-
:, including christ County Chamber of Commerce
d riding on for over twenty-five years and previ-
way Patrol ously served on the Board of Direc-
ies, as well tors and as President.
ort Hearing Mrs. Lancaster is a member of the
traffic Hear- Bell FFA Alumni, the Trenton FFA
similar du- Alumni, the Trenton Quarterback
ring traffic Club, the Trenton Rotary Club, the
)unty. Character Council of Gilchrist Coun-
member of .ty, and the Gilchrist County Cattle-
uit Bar As- men's Association.
us terms on She has served on the committee
each .year for the annual fall fund-
n the Board raising event for Haven Hospice of
an Founda- the Tri Counties and has served on its
ent children Community Advisory Board since its
circuit. She formation.
2007-2009. Sheree is a long time supporter of
nber of the The Education Foundation of Gil-
orneys As- christ County, Inc. She was respqn-
has served sible for filing the organization's
*s, and was Articles of Incorporation in 1992,
dent of the and hosting the first two annual Wild
Beast Feasts with her husband at the
mber of the family farm.
Association Personal:
mreys, The Sheree Lancaster is the daughter
lerican Bar of J.D. "Bud" Hiers, Jr. and Margaret
W. Hiers of Chiefland. She has been
-er with the married for over twenty-seven years
STeaching to Howell E. Lancaster, Jr., and they
a speaker are the proud parents of two children,
Is. Deen Lancaster and Trip Lancaster,
erience: and the proud grandparents of five
the Univer- grandchildren.
o attending


park property.
County staff had drafted a contract
to have the Rippys hunt and dispense
with the hogs as soon as possible.
Before the board took action to en-
ter into this contract, discussion led
to the liability of all parities if some-
one from the park was camping at the
park and was harmed during one of
these, hunts.
Tanya Rippy, Gilchrist County
Animal Control Superintendent, was
one of the individuals involved in dis-
pensing of the hogs on the' property.


the day to start getting things in place
for the inventory count. .Thanks,
Lancaster.
The Board has not set the new
hours or days that the Museum will

ter officers: Jim Surrency served as
President, David Turner was in the
position of Vice President, Geneva
Cornwell served as Secretary, Bill
Brideson held the seat of Treasurer,
Lois Fletcher sat.as chair of the Pub-
lic Relations Committee, Janet Lang-
ford held the position of Education
Coordinator, and Mark Feather was
the Council's consulting attorney.
Diane Rondolet, Council Histori-
an, explained that the County will not
have the honor this year of having an
ALERT Unit in our midst, however,
the International ALERT Academy
Board does have a vision, which will
include interested people through-
out the United States, and Gilchrist
County can be included. Ms. Ron-
dolet gave encouraging remraks of
what exactly our county can to to
participate in helping those widows
and veterans in need, while being a
part of ALERT'S vision.


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