Digitization of this item is currently in progress.
Gilchrist County journal
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00366
 Material Information
Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: February 23, 2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579628
oclc - 01458649
notis - ADA7475
lccn - sn 96027130
System ID: UF00028300:00366

Full Text

Local youth shine at State Fair

Erin Jones of Trenton FFA will be promoting agriculture on a much larger scale, after being se-
lected a Florida State Fair Ambassador last week. Jones was not the only big winner in Tampa. See
full coverage of the Florida State Fair on page 12 and find out who Gilchrist County's big winners

I ,

Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

over 81 Years

Vol. 81 No. 40

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393

Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, February 23, 2012

Price 50O

$22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist.
Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas
Of Florida. $32.00 Out Of State

U U -

New wood mill

will provide jobs

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
listened on Monday as Sandra Jo-
seph, representing the North Central
Florida Regional Planning Council,
presented an application for a Special
Use Permit (SUP) for a wood mill
south of Trenton.
The property agent, Adam Over-
street, had submitted an application
to allow a wood mill be located on
60 acres of A-2 property southeast of
-State Road 26.
The SUP would allow American
Biomass & Trading Company, LLC
to construct' a pellet facility that
would generate 150,000 tons of pel-
lets a year in Trenton.
Once the mill is up and running it
will create new jobs in the commu-
nity, while acting as a partner to the
local timber market.
It is the company's intent to build a
facility on roughly 30 acres and have
the final product transported to one of
the ports via truck. The company will
be taking in 300,000 tons a year of
yellow pine from local timber grow-
ers and chipping the wood on site into
a size that can be compressed. Once
the material is chipped, it will move
through the facility and be heated to
600 degrees to get rid of moisture.
The wood will then pass through a
hammer mill,' which will turn the
wood into a paste like substance. In
the final stages, the wood paste will
pass through a prdss machine that will
turn the wood to a final pellet form.
The pellets will be stored on site for a
limited time prior to being relocated
for transportation purposes.
Joseph reported to the board that
the Planning Council had not re-
ceived any information or comments
from the public on this application.
According to Joseph, the applica-
tion is consistent with the Gilchrist
County Comprehensive Land Use

Plan. Joseph suggested the com-
mission review the different criteria
identified in the Land Development
Regulations and said that after staff
review, the council recommends ap-
proval of the application with identi-
fied conditions in the report.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
made a motion to approve SUP 12-
01 as the planning council had pre-
sented it to the Commission with the
identified conditions. Commissioner
Sharon Langford agreed and gave
a second to the motion for discus-
sion. Commission Chairman Tommy
Langford asked if there was any com-
ment from the public involving SUP
Charlie Perez asked the Commis-
sion if there would be a water source
on the property in case of fire emer-
gency. He said that if the facility
would be heating up the chipped ma-
terial to 600 degrees, a water source
for fire purposes could be needed.
The commissioners explained that
this type of specific would be iden-
tified in a construction site plan that
would be submitted to the board in
the future.
Commission Chair Langford asked
Adam Overstreet if he would like to
comment to the commission on the
application. Overstreet addressed the
board and explained the existing mill
now on the property would be re-
moved before the new project would
be constructed. The board asked the
Gilchrist County resident if he had an
idea when the new facility would be
completed, and he responded that it
would likely be one to two years de-
pending on the company involved in
the project.
The Commission approved SUP
12-01 by a 5-0 vote. The board
thanked Overstreet for working to
have this type of manufacturing facil-
ity built in Gilchrist County.

Arrests made,

tools recovered in

Trenton burglary

Two Trenton residents were arrest-
ed in Dixie County on Monday night
while trying to sell construction tools
stolen from a local businessman.
James M. Pierson, 28, and Bernard
A. Benway, 37, have been charged
with Dealing in Stolen Property. Ac-
cording to Trenton Police Chief Jim
Raven, the two men may face ad-
ditional charges as the investigation
The police chief indicated that the
construction tools were stolen when
a warehouse yard in Trenton, owned
by Jon Gray, was burglarized over
the weekend.
According to Lt. Scott Harden of
the Dixie County Sheriff's Office,
Pierson and Benway picked up a
business card to a part-time business
owned by a Dixie County Sheriff's

February 23, 2012



>-2 d.
..0 -

James Bernard
Pierson Benway
deputy. Apparently, the deputy owns
a business that performs maintenance
on pneumatic nail guns and tools.
One of the two men contacted
the deputy on Monday about some
construction tools that he needed to
sell, which included several pneu-
matic nail guns. When the suspect
explained that his business had failed
and that he needed to sale the equip-
ment, the deputy asked a few ques-
tions and the suspect's answers raised
his suspicions.
According to Harden, the deputy
contacted Sheriff's investigators who
told him that the Trenton Police De-
partment had issued a theft report on
several thousand dollars worth of sto-
len construction equipment.
After additional contact with the
suspects, the men arranged a meeting
in a business parking lot in Old Town.
When Pierson and Benway arrived to
meet with undercover officers, the
officers were able to determine that
the tools fit the description of tools
reported stolen in Trenton. The two
men were detained by Dixie County
officers until Gray's employee Eu-
gene Dennis and Chief Raven could
arrive on scene. Dennis was able to
positively identify the tools as those
stolen from Gray's warehouse yard.
On Tuesday Pierson and Benway
were being held at the Dixie County
Jail, on separate $75,000 bonds.

Walgreens buying Best Drugs

I '-.-

Walgreens' officials met with Best Drugs employees on Friday night tb discuss the future of the hometown pharmacy.

By Carrie A. Mizell
The om nei o Be ..rDrugs in Tren-
ton and Newberry confirmed wide-
spread speculation on Friday that
he is in the process of selling the
Trenton pharmacy to Walgreens.
"I want to assure the residents of
Gilchrist County that our pharmacy
located in downtown Trenton is not
closing its doors," said Larry Diaz,
owner of Best Drugs.
"Walgreens will continue to
operate Best Drugs, a Walgreens
Pharmacy, in the same location and
with familiar faces that serve you
today," Diaz added.
After 32 years in the pharma-
cy business, Diaz explained that
he is getting older and he felt the

I ;~ I r'.
Larry Diaz
time was right to sell the local drug
"We chose Walgreens over other

pharmacies because of their dedica-
tion to customer care," Diaz said.
"We also think our customers will
benefit from the many unique servic-
es Walgreens offers, from coast-to-
coast locations, many 24-hour stores,
to great services that make your phar-
macy visit hassle-free."
According to Diaz, the Best Drugs
in Newberry will close in a month,
because as he said, "the business just
isn't there to stay open."
However, Best Drugs. in Trenton
will remain open and in it's current
location on Main Street after the deal
closes in April. Even though there
will be renovations to the pharma-
cy, Diaz said the transition will take
place while keeping the pharmacy

open throughout the process. Hours
of operation are expected to remain
the same.
Best Drugs employees are now in
the process of re-applying for their
In a statement released on Friday,
Larry and Beverly Diaz said, "We
appreciate the continuous support
from the community and the tri-
county area since we first opened
the pharmacy in 1978."
"We believe you will be pleased
with the decision to bring in Wal-
greens, a company that has been
serving pharmacy patients for over
100 years," Diaz added. "We feel
they can provide you with excellent
service for years to come."

Owens announces candidacy Walker-Crawford announces

for clerk of circuit court

To the citizens of Gilchrist County:
Hello, my name is Susan P. Ow-
ens and I am seeking the position of
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gil-
christ County. I am 52,years old and
have been married to my high school
sweetheart Mitchell Owens for over
32 years. We have four beautiful
daughters and live on the family farm.
You could say that I am as close to
a life time resident of this county as
one can get without being born here.
Upon moving to this county some 45
years ago, I began school at Trenton
Elementary and then graduated from
Trenton High School. My next step
was to graduate from Santa Fe Com-
munity College with an Associates of
Arts degree and an Associates of Sci-
ence degree in Business. After that, I
transferred to the University of Flori-
da and graduated with a Bachelor's of
Education. Since then, I have taught
at Bell Elementary in the same grade
for 27 years. For the last few years
I have also worked tutoring children
after school. I have co-sponsored
the Bell Elementary Safety Patrol for
about 9 years and worked with 4H
clubs and children at the Suwannee
River Youth Fair as the Dairy Goat
I began my teaching career in 1985
when Bell High School was a K-12
school. As an educator, I must stay up
to date with constantly changing state
laws and statutes and follow them.
Besides the core subjects I teach dai-
ly, it is very important for me to teach
my students self-discipline, honesty,
citizenship, courage when needed
and that we all need to respect each
other and get along.
I have the needed experience in
teaching, but with computer and tech-
nology, recording, filing, interpreting,
evaluating, recording, indexing, com-

Susan Owens
piling of records and working. with
the public. I also have hundreds of
hours of staff and professional devel-
opment in-services in the educational
system. My Associates of Science in
Business Degree included courses in
management, economics, marketing,
statistics, business law, accounting,
public speaking, computers, writing,
human resources, and leadership. As
an educator who is used to multi-
tasking skills, I feel that these things
make me uniquely qualified to do this
job. I understand the Clerk of Court
is in charge of multiple jobs.
If ejected as your Clerk of Court,
with my knowledge of technology,
I will continue to upgrade the office
to 21st century online service stan-
dards. This will make public access
easier. I have the ability, knowledge
and experience required to do the job
as Clerk of Court. I will run a pro-
fessional, friendly, open and honest
office. My belief is that employees
that are happy are productive and
that will equate to better customer
Continued to page 12

candidacy for school board

To the Voters of Gilchrist County,
As teachers we often-encourage
our students to set goals and then
have them work toward reaching
those goals with lots of effort and
hard work. Setting the goal is the
easy part; but achieving success with
that goal is often the hard part. For
me announcing my intent to run for
'the open District 3 School Board seat
is the easy part, convincing you, the
voters of Gilchrist County, to elect
me is where the work begins.
My name is Michelle Walker-
Crawford and I am proud to be a life
long resident of this county.
I am a graduate of Trenton High
School and the University of Florida.
I had the pleasure to teach many of
you Agriculture Education in the Gil-
christ County School system for 18
years, before leaving to work in the
Levy County School system seven
years ago; while employed there
I have served as Reading Coach,
School Improvement Coordinator
and currently serve as the Testing
and CDE Coordinator. I also had the
opportunity to work for the Florida
Association of Career and Techni-
cal Education teaching vocational
education teachers from Pensacola
to Key West how to teach reading
in the content classroom. It was dur-

Michelle Walker-Crawford
ing this time that I set the personal
goal to one day become a member of
the Gilchrist County School Board.
I have spent much of the last years
learning the Florida Education Sys-
tem and staying current with the Gil-
christ County School System...why
and how it works.
I look forward to visiting and talk-
ing with many of you during the next
few months. Please feel free to access
my complete qualifications and biog-
raphy at www.votegilchrist.com and
click on current candidates.
Michelle Walker-Crawford

Relay Chili Cook-Off

The Gilchrist/Levy Relay for Life
Chili Cook-Off and Sheriff's 3rd An-
nual Luncheon will be held on Fri-
day, February 24, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. at the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office. For a $5 donation,
you can enjoy some of the best chili
and fixings in the county. A 50/50
raffle will also be held and drawn the

same day. Thejackpot is growing dai-
ly and you don't have to attend or be
present to win. Support the American
Cancer Society and help your friends
and family right here in the Gilchrist/
Levy area. Contact Sgt. Anita Moore
at 386-330-4456 for more informa-
tion or to purchase tickets for the lun-
cheon or 50/50 drawing.

I, +K. j .i -, I .+ 1 \ .*

. Bell and Trenton
(See Page 6 and Page 7)




Years and years ago when I was
just a child, about 8 or so, I went on a
trip with my grandmother and grand-
father to see her brother, Uncle Ver-
non in Pinetta. Back in those days Pi-
netta was a very small place located
just this side of the Georgia line.
For me at that age it was a pretty
big trip; I still remember driving up
in their yard. They lived in a large
old wooden home set up on bricks
about four foot off the ground with
screened porches around it. Once we
walked up on the porch I noticed five
or six iron beds on the porch with
various old trunks scattered between
the beds. My grandmother told me
they were day beds used for napping
after a big meal.
Truthfully, my day at Uncle Ver-
non's house was like a step back in
time. I was feeling a little misplaced
and' did not know what to do with
myself as my grandparents and great
aunt and uncle were catching up on
the latest family news.
I began wandering through the
large old home and soon found my-
self following the smells coming
from the kitchen. In no time at all I
was sitting on a kitchen stool watch-
ing one of the nicest people I had
ever met cooking the largest meal I
had ever seen. She was working over
a giant six burner gas stove like the
master cook she was.
You see, my grandmother was a
renowned cook in our family but my
great Aunt Della had a secret weapon
of her own in the form of Carrie, her
longtime cook.
Fortunately for me I had stumbled
upon a friend who in one afternoon's
time left a lifelong impression on
me. Carrie answered all my cooking
questions of which I had many, and
give me my first taste of homemade
whipped cream, which she whipped
with a fork by hand until it was stiff.
When the wonderful lunch was over
(I remember being allowed to eat
mine in the kitchen with Carrie) and
it was time to return to Chiefland, I
hated to leave my new friend.
Fast forward about 20 years and
my Uncle Vernon was tucked away
in the nursing home in Trenton so he
could be near his sister over in Chief-
As a young married woman' my
grandmother often called on me to
pick up Uncle Vernon and bring him
to family dinner at her home. I re-
member the first time I picked him up
and we were both at a loss for words
and then I remembered Carrie. I ask
about her and he just beamed, we had
a common bond. He filled me in on
her and said he heard from her from

time to time. From that point on we
became friends and he told me many
stories about Carrie and Aunt Della
on our trips to and from Chiefland.
Fast forward another 20 years, to
this past year. While watching The
Help in a dark theater in Gainesville
my mind returned to Carrie once
again. She will never know how
much an afternoon spent in that hot
kitchen meant to a young farm girl. A
girl who never knew anyone who had
a cook before, much less the cook
So, in honor of Black History
Month I just wanted to share a short
story from my life and how even to-
day I remember.and appreciate the
kindness shown me by Carrie.
She took the time to cheerfully an-
swer all my questions and teach me
a little about cooking. It is amazing
that just one afternoon can leave a
lifelong impression on someone. It is
surprising what simple kindness and
time can do, isn't it?

6ora Ga64a

3 slices of thick bacon
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup half and half or evaporated
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon.black pepper
1/2 cup crushed crackers (Ritz)
20 ounce package or roll of frozen
creamed corn, thawed
2 tablespoons melted butter
20 crackers, crushed (Ritz)

Fry the bacon until crisp and crumble
it up and set aside. Melt 1/4 cup but-
ter and add pepper, onion and celery
cook until tender. In a mixing bowl
stir together eggs, half and half, sugar,
black pepper, salt, bacon and crushed
cracker crumbs. Then add the bell
pepper, onion and celery along with
the butter that it was cooked in. Add
the creamed corn and mix well with a
whisk. Pour into a greased 8x8 glass
baking dish and top with butter crack-
er crumbs. Make the buttered cracker
crumbs by melting 2 tablespoons of
butter and mixing it with 20 broken
crackers. Bake the casserole at 350
degrees for 30 minutes. This casse-
role can be put together several hours
before the meal. Wait until it's time
to bake before adding the buttered

cracker crumbs on top.

Tide Tables For heWee o J223S o/2
f o t e o u h Sf th S w a n e i v e







Thu 3.100ft. -0.138 ft. 3.006 ft. 0.005ft.
Feb 23, 12 2:22 AM 8:58 AM 2:49 PM 9:16 PM
Fri 2.977 ft. 0.060 ft. 3.073 ft. -0.071 ft.
Feb 24, 12 2:59 AM 9:24 AM 3:13 PM 9:50 PM
Sat 2.818 ft. 0.263 ft. 3.120 ft. -0.092 ft.
Feb 25, 12 3:35 AM 9:49 AM 3:37 PM 10:25 PM
Sun 2.623 ft. 0.471 ft. 3.138ft. -0.053 ft.
Feb 26, 12 4:13 AM 10:15 AM 4:03 PM 11:01 PM
Mon 2.394 ft. 0.692 ft. 3.111 ft. 0.042 ft.
Feb 27, 12 4:55 AM 10:43 AM 4:32 PM 11:43 PM
I 43

Tue 2.144 1t.
Feb 28, 12 5:44 AM
Feb 29, 12
Apogee: 2/27 9:00

2.0 jz it. 3.uz0 it.
4 11:15 AM 5:07 PM
0.174 ft. 1.913ft. l1.190ft. 2.897ft.
12:35 AM 6:48 AM 11:54 AM 5:52 PM
AM First Quarter: 2/29 8:23 PM

Now Atd

By Carrie A. Mizell
This week I would like to extend a
huge attaboy to Trenton Police Chief
Jim Raven.
It's true, the number of burglaries
are up in the City of Trenton, but that
doesn't mean officers from the Tren-
ton Police Department are resting on
their laurels.
Quite the opposite is true, in fact.
On Monday morning I received
a call from a Texaco employee who
wanted to thank Chief Raven and his
staff for arresting a man who tipped
over a coin machine inside the con-
venience store last week and stole all
of the money inside.
Within a few hours, Chief Raven
had the culprit, Leon Flowers, ar-
rested and in jail.
The same can be said for the arrest
of Bobby Callahan, who was picked
up by Trenton police after beating up
his mother.
Two weeks ago, Chief Raven ar-
rested a 25-year-old woman for lewd
and lascivious molestation on a 14-
year-old juvenile.
Most recently, Jon Gray's Trenton
warehouse was burglarized on Mon-
day. Construction tools were taken,
but recovered the same day after the
police chief processed the scene and
sent out notice to area law enforce-
ment agencies. Sure enough, two
men were later arrested trying to sell
the stolen tools in Dixie County.
On Monday morning I talked with
Chief Raven over the phone about
the rise in local burglaries. Little did
I know, before the day was over I
would be calling him again, this time
to report a burglary at my grandpar-
ents' house.
Within minutes of calling Chief
Raven to report the burglary he was
able to meet me at the house.
I cannot express how much I ap-
preciated the chief's professional-
ism while walking through their
house, which had been ransacked by
It's a sad time in our community,
as many resort to crime to meet their
needs, or simply cover the costs of
their addictions.
Thankfully, we have committed lo-
cal law enforcement officers who tru-
ly want to make the community they
live in safe. However, they can't do
it alone. It's up to the citizens of this
county to be their eyes and ears. If
you see something or someone amiss
in your neighborhood, call 911 right
away. Better safe than sorry!

Letter to

the Editor

Dear Editor,
Many citizens of Gilchrist Coun-
ty have been asking the question,
"When is ALERT coming back?" We
have to tell them thht, to our sorrow,
they won't be coming back. Due to
budget cuts a unit will no longer be
returning to Gilchrist County. The
young men will surely be missed.
However, the Character Council
was given some hope in continuing
a relationship with the ALERT Acad-
emy. It was learned that the Board
of the Academy made a unanimous
decision to open up its venture of
serving widows, disabled veterans,
and other needy people, by inviting
counties from across the county to
join in by using the skills and training
of ALERT men from specific states
and respective counties to do what
the Character Council did for five
years running, with the assistance of
the Commissions of the County, Bell,
Fanning Springs and Trenton.
So don't give up, folks. It is hoped
that an information update will be
given real soon, and we will pass it
on to you.
Carl and Geneva CornweJl


Happy Birthday wishes to Donnie
Crise, Dewayne Bivens, and Mark
Weaver on February 23; Shirley
Stalvey, Nikki Shearin, and Curtis
Summers on February 24; Wayne
Langford, Andrew Breton, Rich Wat-
son, and Todd Smith on February 25;
Brenda Crumpton, Eugene Inglitt,
Jimmie Downing, and Adam Cook

on February 26; Alyson Julian, Kayla
Gent, Diana Manders, and Caleb Har-
ris on February 27; Caleb Rhoden on
February 28; Rhonda Justice, Marjo-
rie Henley, and Quitney Kincaid on
February 29.
Happy Anniversaries wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Burnett on February
23; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Inglitt, and
Kenneth and Pat Crosby on February
24; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott, and
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thigpen, Jr. on
February 25; Bruce and Faye Wig-
gins on February 26; Bob and Marty
Frye on February 28.

Reminder: The Gilchrist County
Cattlemens Dinner will be held at
7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at TES.

2012 Candidates

for local office

School Board-District 2 (NP)
Robert B. Clemons
Lana Cherie Hastings
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. 4
No candidates yet
County Commissioner-Dist. 5
Kenrick D. Thomas (R)
County Judge (NP)
David Miller (Duke) Lang
Sheree H. Lancaster
Leonard Knuckles (R)
Robert (Bobby) Schultz III (D)
Charles Risk Jr. (D)
Clerk of Circuit Court
Susan P. Owens (D)
Verna Mae Eady Wilson (D)
Randy Durden (R)
Crystal Thornton Jones (R)
Property Appraiser
Damon C. Leggett (D)
Tax Collector
Tommy Langford (R)
Mitchell Gentry (R)
Barbara Merritt (D)
Supervisor of Elections
Connie D. Sanchez (R)
Soil and Water Conservation
District 1-No candidates yet
Soil and Water Conservation
District 3-No candidates yet
Soil and Water Conservation
District: 5-No candidates yet

Seth Sache

graduates UF

.Seth Sache
Seth Eugene Sache of Chiefland
graduated from the University of
Florida on December 20, 2011. He
graduated with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Food and Resource Eco-
nomics in the College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences.
-Seth graduated from Chiefland
High School in 2007 and earned an
Associate of Science Degree at Lake
City Community College in 2009.



Richard Lee Fuller, 6/27/1964, and
Sarah Estella Watkins, 8/24/1981,
both of Trenton.
JustinVaughn Sheffield, 10/3/1993,
and Brittany Ashton Brooks,
5/8/1991, both of High Springs.
James Allen Peters, Jr., 8/12/1982,
and Shayna Elaine Holliday,
9/23/1988, both of Altha.

Local Cadet on Dean's List
Cadet Benjamin Caleb Smith,
son of Shannon and Christine Smith
of Trenton, has been named to the
Dean's List for the Fall Semester,
August through December, at the
U.S. Military Academy.
To earn this distinction, a cadet
must maintain a 3.0 average in all
Smith graduated from Trenton
High School in 2011 and will be
commissioned a Second Lieutenant
in the U.S. Army upon graduation at
West Point. Caleb Smith

Yoho announces candidacy

for U.S. Congress

Ted Yoho, a small businessman
and veterinarian who has lived and
worked in the district for almost
three decades, announced on Friday
that he is running as a Republican for ,.
the U.S. House of Representatives
in the new Congressional District 3,
taking on Cliff Steams who has been
in Congress for nearly a quarter of a
The Florida Division of Elections
website confirmed that Yoho is the
first candidate residing in this district
to qualify by petition for the August
14 Republican primary.
Yoho worked in the district for 28
years as a veterinarian, retiring Janu-
ary 1st of this year in order to dedi- Bachelon
cate his full time and energy to his his Doc
campaign. cine. Te
"Working every day with farmers, 37 years.
ranchers and local small businesses, I three chi
realized.that I was not alone in being rently or
worried about what is happening to
north central Florida and our nation," T
said Yoho. "The people we send to U
Congress are not listening to us. Our
government has become too large
and so fiscally irresponsible that it
has had a dramatically negative im-
pact on our way of life. We now have
an America that seems to be teeter-
ing on the edge of collapse, with our
economy flat-lined and our national
security compromised."
Yoho said he' would run against
Steams, who has failed to chair a ma-
jor congressional committee despite
being in Congress nearly 25 years.
Unlike other candidates who en-
tered the race only after believing
they would not be challenging Stea-
ms, Yoho filed months ago with the
intention of taking on the longtime
Beltway resident.
"As a small business owner and
large animal veterinarian, I have a
different perspective than the career
Unlike the entrenched politician, I ,'
have been in the trenches on a daily
basis for' the last 28 years. Like too
many Americans, I have been on the
receiving end of the garbage legisla-
tion coming out of Washington," says
Yoho. "I've been both an employer
and an employee. I know how it feels
to sign both sides of the paycheck.
That's something that my opponents
have forgotten in their years in Wash- After
ington while standing on the electoral gins a
escalator, waiting to move up to the last w
next 'office. We need more business
sense and common sense in Washing-
ton and that's what I can bring." or fow
The new 3rd Congressional Dis- leadingn
trict includes Alachua, Levy, Dixie, treat
Gilchrist, Columbia, Clay, Union, soon.
Bradford, Suwannee, Hamilton, La- to onc
fayette, half of Madison and a part of is a
Marion County. dent,
Yoho graduated from the Univer- de
sity of Florida where he received his chance

Ted Yoho

rs Degree in Agriculture and
torate of Veterinary Medi-
ed and Carolyn, his wife of
, live in Gainesville and have
ildren, one of whom is cur-
I active duty in the military.

update on



six months, Corbin Wig-
and his family were told
veek that his cancer, has
ned. Over the next three
tr days tests will be run
ng up to chemotherapy
ments, which will begin
The community is asked
:e again lift Wiggins, who
renton High School stu-
up in prayer as he battles

What The Elder Brother Did Not Know
-(Kent Heaton)

The use of parables in the teaching of Jesus was designed
to create mind pictures with spiritual applications attached
so that men could see deeply with simple stories. Luke
records the prejudice of the Pharisees and scribes against
Jesus receiving and eating with "tax collectors and
sinners" (Luke 15:1-2). In response, the Lord gave four
parables to show who matters to God and the unjust
manner with which the Jewish leaders treated one another.
The historian does not label each parable in his text but
men have chosen titles to identify the content of the
parable. The third parable in the text of Luke 15-16 has
been called the parable of the prodigal son or the parable
of the lost son. This throws all the light upon the young
man who wasted his life before returning to his father.
However, there are three actors in this play: the father and
his two sons.
The story opens with the youngest.son asking his father
for his inheritance and going off to a far country and
"there wasted his possessions with prodigal living" (Luke
15:13). He finally comes to himself, returns to the father
and seeks forgiveness which is granted by the loving
father (Luke 15:14-24). Upon the return of the lost son the
father throws a welcome home feast of rejoicing.
The elder brother was working in the field when his
brother came home and was unaware of the festivities.
Hearing the music and dancing he inquired as to what had
happened. A servant told him, "Your brother has come,
and because he has received him safe and sound, your
father has killed the fatted calf" (Luke 15:27). Instead of
being happy for the return of his brother, he was angry and
would not go in (Luke 15:28). The father pleads with his
son to come in and the story closes with the father

exhorting the elder son to be glad the prodigal brother was
Do you feel a sense of justice on the part of the elder
brother? His complaint was valid that his brother had
brought shame and disgrace to the family because of his
life of harlotry. The anger of the elder brother and his own
efforts to please the father seemed to be cast by the
wayside (v29). How could his father just accept his
ungodly brother back into the family? The elder brother
inquired as to the reason of the feasting but failed to ask
the reason for his brother to come home. Had he asked
those questions our prayer would be that his heart would
also rejoiced.
The young son had brought shame to his father and he
admitted so. The older brother did not hear what the boy
had said to his father. "Father, I have sinned against
heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be
called your son" (Luke 15:21). Repentance was rooted
deep in the godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10) of the young
man's confession. He only wanted to be a servant; no
longer a son. The older brother was very critical because of
his own sin he bore and his willingness to judge his brother
and condemn his brother without cause.
We can find ourselves as the older brother. Our judgments
can be harsh on those who have lived full immoral lives
and who find Christ and desire only to be lowly servants.
So often we come to conclusions without asking the right
questions leading to gossip, murmuring, prejudice, hatred
and strife. We become angry because God forgives
someone? The elder brother was like Jonah who became
angry when God decided not to wipe out the people of
Nineveh (Jonah 4). How dare God show mercy?

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

Gilchrist County Journal
Less than 75% advertising
We reserve the right to shorten articles, letters,
etc. and delete any part or leave out in its entirety
if we judge such to be offensive.
$22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area
$28.00 All Other Areas In Florida $32 Out Of State

Cindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Aleta Sheffield,
Stephanie Martin, Lelia Austin, and Chris Rogers
Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton,
Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693



Page Three

"This is now"--the same players are Samantha Bruce, second fiom left; Reilee Moore, fourth from left; Olivia Bailey,
sixth from left; and Preslee Sanders, seventh from left.


Submitted by Don Bailey
The basketball season for the Bell
Lady Bulldogs finally came to an end
February 14 on the court of Hamilton
County in the semi-final game of the
Class 1A, Regional playoffs (Region
3). The ladies fought hard to get to
that event, defeating Cedar Key and
Hawthorne, and finally losing to Hill-
iard in the District playoffs to receive
the runner-up position, qualifying the
team to participate in the Regional
Tournament. This was the first time
since 1995 that the Lady Bulldogs
had advanced to the regional games.
The ladies played their hearts out, but
lost 40 to 61 to the exceptional team-
work of the Hamilton County Lady
Trojans. Olivia Bailey had 19 points,
including two three-pointers, and four "That wa
assists. Bell's center, Reilee Moore, from left;
had 10 points and 15 rebounds, while The tall g
other scorers for Bell were: Bruce
6, Taylor 3, and Hutto 2. Hamilton second gi
County had three players in double slee Sapd
figures; Jackson 15, Ingram 14, and three third
Peterson 14. The Lady Bulldogs' re- six girls o
cord for the season is an impressive very succ
17 wins and 8 losses, the second
There was a certain sadness in- group in 1
volved in the ending of this season's four "buc
Lady Bulldogs Basketball. Let's Derik an
build up to the point where that sad- different
ness enters the picture. the next f
Way back in the year 2002 four girls grev
girls signed up to play basketball in the Lady
the recreation league called "Bell Junior Va
Boys and Girls Athletic Associa- ways sho
tion" under the coaching and guid- dies" on l
ance of Derik and Tammy Sanders. Buttha
Those four girls were Olivia Bailey, on the co

I season ends


s then"--the players are Reilee Moore,far left; Preslee Sanders, third
Olivia Bailey, fourth from left; and Samantha Bruce, fifth from left.
guy in back is Derik Sanders, coach.

rade, Samantha Bruce, Pre-
lers, and Reilee Moore, all
d-graders. There were only
on the team, but they were
:essful that season, winning
Id place trophy in their age
the final tournament. Those
Idies" continued to play for
d Tammy, moving up to a
age group as required over
ew years. Then, as the four
v and advanced, there came
Bulldogs Middle School,
varsity, and Varsity teams, al-
wing those same four "bud-
the roster each time.
t basketball teamwork ended
urt in Hamilton County that

night of the Regional Game. Three
of those Ladies, Samantha, Preslee,
and Reilee, will graduate this year,
leaving Olivia alone for one more
year. It's amazing how close those
girls have been, both on and off the
court, during those last ten years.
The Lady Bulldogs coach, Terri
Carley, deserves a big round of ap-
plause and a standing ovation, for
her guidance of this years team. It
is nothing less than exceptional that
the girls advanced as far as they did.
Many thanks also to the devoted fans.
At many "away" games there were
often more Bulldog fans than fans
for the home teams. That goes a long
way in showing support.

Families building better learners at BES

S '~ .- ;-- '
L __- -

Mrs. Evie Wright, Mrs. Ashley Jones and Mrs. Carrie Thomas of Bell Elementary School presented FCAT
information to 3rd grade families on Thursday, February 19, in conjunction with the program Families
Building Better Learners.

THS Class of 1977 Reunion
Trenton High School, Class of 1977, is planning a dinner reunion for April
20 at the home of Pat (Cribbs) Watson and Donnie Watson. You can contact
Pat at pwatson770@aol.com, 386-454-3017 or Dee Dee at deedeebenson@
bellsouth.net 352-463-3607. Hope that we get a great turnout.....looking for-
ward to seeing old friends...

BES administrators dress up

Bell Elementary School administrator.;, Mrs. I i,,I-,.it, Principal,
and Mrs. Gartin, Assistant Principal, drei.,'s d av bulldogs onil Val-
entine's Day. The administrator; 1toll :.rlidei halt Hlc!/ would
dress as Bulldogs all day if they/ il lihir .;.'d of $2000 fwr the'
Education Foundation Walk-a-hm'll ,

Bell Band hosted
Evening of the Arts
Dinner Theatre
We extend a big thank you to all
who came out to support the Bell
Band on February 10 for the Evening
of the Arts Dinner Theatre. It was a
great success.
The Bell Elementary Cafeteria was
beautifully decorated to compliment
the Italian cuisine which was served.
Simply Delightful Catering of Bell
served two delicious Italian dishes.
Frankie's Produce of Bell provided a
fresh and hearty green salad. Home-
made rolls were prepared to compli-
ment the meal. We sincerely appreci-
ate the support of these businesses.
As the program began, guests were
served beverages, the meal and sever-
al kinds of desserts. The music selec-
tions of the night began with Presto
from Bach Violin Partita performed
by band student Tyler Cutts.
A range of music was performed
by band students in keeping to the
theme, Bach to Rock. While many
solos, duets, and ensembles were per-
formed throughout the night, the last
selection was a series of selections
performed by the Bell Jazz Band,
such as Respect, Over the Rainbow,
Green Onions and Ihev Jude. Thanks
to all of the students who partici-
pated and also o thle Band Boosters
who worked diligently to prepare and
clean iup
()IIr U itLleC ( ';tra Piz/.a/i luiuhaiser
is IIn(lclway until Mailch II you
are iltcil ctl ill '.ilulivim til l IIn,, l C;IC
C)lby h aiad tii iu ii lir i (,c I th ,ttiid
rI Ill II a t 0 1.1 I ilt i h 1i i 111T Iii lti

,ty tilld Ilr li clt gC' tt

Open container

ordinance passes in


By Cindy Jo Ayers
Trenton police officers can now
write open container citatations
within the city of Trenton, after
city commissioners voted in facor
of Ordinance 2012-01.
Individuals found with open con-
tainers of alcoholic beverages can
be given a citation under a new or-
dinance that comes with a financial
penalty. The penalty for those who
do not contest the citiation is $50
for the first citation, $150 for the
second citation, and $250 for the
third citation and all subsequent ci-
tations. If an individual contests the
citation then they may pay a maxi-
mum civil penalty of $300 for the
first citation, $400 for the second
citation and $500 for all additional
The open container ordinance
was passed unanimously by the city
commissioners. It will be enforced
on public streets and roadways,
public property such as parks, play-
grounds, or any other government
owned property.
In other news, Police Chief Jim
Raven requested that the commis-
sioners approve the hiring of Lon-
nie Wilkerson for a few part-time
hours that a grant will pay for. After
some discussion, Chief Raven de-
cided to withdraw his request and
look for another officer to fill the
Mayor Glen Thigpen reminded
those gathered for the February
14 meeting that Lonnie Wilkerson
was one of the people who brought
information to the public about
former Trenton Police Chief Billy
Smith. Thigpen said the whole in-
cident with Smith could have been
handled in a much more profes-
sional way without public embar-
rassment, if Wilkerson had not
gone to the public with the infor-
mation he had.
Commissioner Arlene Wilks
spoke up for Wilkerson, saying he
was a good policeman and she had
not heard anything bad about his
"There was not one part of this
city that he was afraid to go in,"
Wilks said.
After some discussion among the
commissioners and the city manag-
er, the commissioners told the po-

lice chief that the decision was his
to make and they praised him for the
job he and his staff are doing.
Chief Raven then reported an
increase in burglaries around town
to both homes and vehicles. An
increase in counterfeit bills being
used within the city has also been
City Manager Taylor Brown re-
ported that Tom Powell is retiring
from the city. Powell has been the
Public Works Director for the past
seven years. At this time, Brown is
overseeing the Public Works De-
partment. He told commissioners
that everything is running smoothly.
The team is reportedly working well
together and getting a lot accom-
Brown told the commissioners
that he is not looking for a new
Public Works Director at this time.
He is, however, looking for a dual
certified person who is a wastewater
treatment operator and a water treat-
ment plant operator. Brown said he
feels that it would be a better use of
city funds to hire someone who is
dual certified.
An agricultural lease agreement
with Prieston Jones was approved
by the city commissioners. Jones
has leased the land next to the post
office for three years and he is work-
ing to grow hay on it at this time.
Jones will reportedly pay $30 per
acre for the first two years and $40
per acre after that, on a total of 21
The city received an appreciation
letter from Wilma Mattucci, library
manager at the Gilchrist County
Public Library. Mrs. Mattucci
thanked the city for the addition of a
center line on NE 11th Ave., which
runs in front of the library.
A joint meeting is planned between
the Trenton City Commissioners,
the Gilchrist County Commission
and the Fanning Springs City Coun-
cil on February 28, beginning at
5:30 p.m. at the Trenton Communi-
ty Center to discuss the fire service
interlocal agreement and related fee
The public is invited to attend this

HCE Chiefland

Club and

Woodmen Lodge

Yard Sale
The Home Community Educa-
tion (HCE) Chiefland Club is joining
hands with the Woodmen Lodge of
Trenton to hold a huge Yard Sale on
Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. at
8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Woodmen Lodge
on Hwy. 26 in Trenton. HCE pro-
ceeds will be donated to charities in
the Tri-County area at the end of the
year. The Woodmen Lodge will be
selling hot dogs and drinks. There
will be something for everyone, so
mark your calendar and bring your

Winnelle had finished hand hem-
ming this scrappy quilt.

Log Cabin Quilters
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, February 16, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. A discussion be-
tween Museum board members and
the quilters brought out many ideas
on changes that could be made now
or in the future. For now the chang-
es will be slow. The Museum has
changed its look on the inside and
there is a corner set aside to honor
Winnelle Home.
Greg and six young men were out
Tuesday. They were so much help
moving the heavier items and keeping
the outside looking great. Thanks,
The bus ride to the State Fair was
long but very enjoyable. Several
quilters went to Tampa on Tuesday to
pick up all the entries from the area
and return them to their owners. Yes,
that is something that is planned to be
continued along with the bus trip.
The new days and hours for the
Museum will be Tuesday thru Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Museum appreciates your continued

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!



Special guest to minister in

music at Trenton United

Methodist Church

Vivian Mabrey

As a part of our Performing Artist Series, we are pleased to announce that
Vivian Mabrey will be performing at Trenton United Methodist church on
Sunday, February 26, at the 11:00 a.m. service.
We invite you to worship with us as Mrs. Mabrey proclaims the message
of Christ through her music. Mrs. Mabrey is the daughter of a retired AME
Minister. She sang in the choir while growing up and is excited to give God
the praise for the talent he has given her. Join us on this special occasion.

How do you eat an elephant? Say it
with me: "One bite at a time!" This
old cliche is more than just a quick
reply...it contains the wisdom and
necessity of a plan when tackling an
overwhelming task. When we look
at the overall picture, no wonder we
want to run away! But no matter how
huge a problem or project seems, it
can be accomplished with a process
of beginning at one point and con-
tinuing step by step until completion.
So, I wonder what daunting task lies
before you: finding a job, caring
for elderly parents, overcoming an
addiction, raising children, saving
your marriage, or maybe just finding
purpose in your life...the possibili-
ties are endless, but the first question
is always the same: "Where do I
For the next several weeks, I hope
to get the answer to this question
and the inevitable ones that follow
through an in-depth look at the book
of Nehemiah. This scripture is so
valuable because it gives an eyewit-
ness account of an overwhelming
task with much opposition, and not
only records his actions in reaching
the goal, but also some of his private
thoughts and prayers throughout the
process. Nehemiah begins his story
by telling of the troubling news he
received from several men return-
ing from Judah to Persia, where he
served as cupbearer to the king. The
report was bleak concerning the con-
dition of the Jewish remnant and Je-
"Those who survived the ex-
ile and are back in the province are

Josh Raven and Craig Ruede

pass Firefighter One course

Congratulations to Firefighter Josh Raven and Craig Ruede for pass-
ing the Firefighter One course. Pictured from left to right Firefighter
Josh Raven, Firefighter Craig Ruede, and Fire Chief Keith Turner.

Jieart Matters

Message or sensing a sound." I want
to suggest to you the answer to our
first question. This is where we start,
by really "hearing" the problem or
need that warrants the project. To
not just hear with one ear as it goes in
and out the other, but with our "undi-
o '. vided attention," to understand what
is needed and then to "give heed to"
and perceive what role we will play
in accomplishing the task. Is our role
Sas a leader, a helper, an encourager,
or do we have a valid role at all?
If we don't properly "hear", we
can react emotionally and make an
even bigger mess out of a difficult
issue. With good intentions, we can

in great trouble and disgrace. The
wall of Jerusalem is broken down
and its gates have been burned with
fire"(Nehemiah 1:3).
(A little background: Jerusalem
had been destroyed some 140 years
earlier by the Babylonians, with the
Jews being taken as slaves into ex-
ile. After Persia conquered Babylon,
King Cyrus established a policy of
returning exiles to their homeland.
His successor, King Darius support-
ed the reconstruction of the temple in
Jerusalem, but little else had been ac-
After "hearing" this news, Ne-
hemiah sat down and wept, then he
mourned, fasted and prayed. In the
original Hebrew language the word
"heard" is transliterated "sama." Ac-
cording to the Old Testament Lexical
Aids, it means "to hear, give undi-
vided attention, to understand what
one has heard, to obey, give heed
to...essentially denotes perceiving a

Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
1A 352-463-2877
Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
S Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor

Ti"e'4 a Mweet, swee t + ,,sta tK4e Ik tace!



"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

New Beginning

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

Bro. Christopher Ruggles

Cell: 352-222-0896 cruggles8C0ineu elIo.l onE

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

Gilchrist County
Executive Committee
meeting is Feb. 27

The Gilchrist County Republican
Executive Committee will have a
meeting on Monday, February 27,
at 7:00 p.m. at the Bell Community
Make plans on attending this
month's meeting. School Superinten-
dant Don Thomas will be speaking.
Recently Gilchrist County schools
were ranked #5 in the State of Flor-
ida. Mr. Thomas will be on hand to
explain what the scores mean and
how they affect our county.
Since election season is upon us,
all candidates are invited and encour-
aged to attend. Time will be given to

3y Angie Land

even move in a direction farther away
from the real goal. Through "hear-
ing," Nehemiah determined that his
goal was to bring glory to God by
restoring the reality of God's pres-
ence among his people in Jerusalem.
Practically, his role would be to re-
build the wall around Jerusalem and
implement civil authority. You and
I are going to take this journey with
him, but meanwhile, I encourage you
to set aside time this week to "hear."
Pray about the role you are to play
in the task you are facing, and get a
clear picture of the goal. Take this
important first step...because your
heart matters!

introduce yourself and tell everyone
about your campaign. Look forward
to seeing everyone there and begin-'
ning the work to rescue our nation
and elect conservative candidates to

Friends of Bill W to
meet on Fridays

Friends of Bill W have organized a
new club in Trenton, which will meet
at Trenton United Methodist Church
every Friday evening from 6:00 to
7:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the
Fellowship Hall. The organizers of
this new meeting are very excited
about opportunity and extend a warm
welcome. Trenton United Method-
ist Church is located at 203 NE 2nd
Street in Trenton.

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 5:45 p.m.

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



6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY SCHOOL ............................o..... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................................... 6 PM
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845



Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693

Dr. Creg Douglas, Senior Pastor
Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth
Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions

Hope Street to


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

There is always something going
on in Gilchrist County 4-H and our
young people find new ways to show
off the life skills they've learned and
subjects they've mastered. The 4-H
member of the week is Helen Rogers,
and she is in her second year as a 4-H
member in the Bell SWAT 4-H Club.
Helen is in the seventh grade at Bell
Middle School. Helen likes 4-H be-
cause she enjoys learning new things.
She loves the outdoors and enjoys
swimming in the Suwannee River and
playing volleyball with friends. She
also likes good country music and
has a delightful personality. Helen is
also in FFA at Bell Middle School as
well as the 21st Century program at
school. She recently entered a poster
in 4-H County Events day related to
her SWAT 4-H project encouraging
people to not smoke. Next week Hel-
en will join about fifty youths from
Gilchrist County and about 500 from
all over Florida in Tallahassee at "4-H
Day at the Capitol". Helen will tour
the state capitol, meet with Repre-
sentative Elizabeth Porter, hear from

Mt. Horeb holding

Revival services

The Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
will be having Revival services with
James Croft on March 12-16 at 7 p.m.
Come join us.
Our church is located at 3449 NE
CR 340 in High Springs.

fAe Week

Helen Rogers
other elected officials, tour historic
landmarks, learn about the Florida
Supreme Court, and participate in
various leadership activities. That's
why Helen is this week's 4-H mem-
ber of the week! Congratulations to
All young people aged 5-18 are
welcomed to join a local 4-H Club,
just call 352/463-3174 for more in-

Tri-County Bicycle Club

The Tri-County Bicycle Club, for-
merly the Suwannee River Bicycle
Club, had its organizational meeting
at the Trenton Community Building
on Tuesday, February 7. There were
15 people in attendance. We decided
to change the name to better reflect
the geographical area we represent.
We are a club on an informal basis.
Our first group bicycle ride was Sat-
urday, February 11. Eighteen of us
met at the Trenton Depot at 8:30 a.m.
It was a beautiful day and we rode
along the bike trail towards Fanning
Springs. Several bicyclers rode a few
miles and several rode more than a
few miles.
We have scheduled the group rides
to be the second Saturday of each
month. A number of the members
meet more often for rides during the
week. Our tri-county area has beauti-
ful bicycle trails and we invite you to
join us. Please contact Scott Witter at
scottl452@gmail.com or Dale Elzie

at dlzl951@hotmail.com for more
information. When you email, please
use bicycle club as the subject mat-
ter. Happy Biking!

Dudley to host
Antique Tractor and
Car show

The Friends of Dudley Farm CSO
invite you to learn about our rich
heritage as members of the North
Florida Antique Tractor Club dem-
onstrate the importance of the tractor
to agriculture. They will plow a sug-
ar cane field on a variety of vintage
machines, dating from the 1930s.
The event will be held on Saturday,
March 10, at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ad-
mission is $5/car, up to 8 occupants.
Call 352-472-1141 for more infor-
mation or visit the website: www.


Water Heaters

Well Pumps Ice Machines

"We Servic

ercial Refrigeration
ce All Makes and Models"


SAll Types
Carlisle Fence or e.nce
Enterprises, LLC I:
Licensed -Insured

Bell, Florida 32619

Shane Carlisle Owner (352) 284-7081

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



2/23 4/7 pm
2/24 4:30pm
2/27 4:00pm
2/22 12:45
2/22 1:00
2/23 4:00

5/7 pm

4/7 pm
4/7 pm
2/27 4:00
4/7 pm

15pm AR Afternoon
PTA Cookie Dough Sales
FCAT Writing
JV/V baseball game vs/Newberry
JV softball game vs/Melody Christian
Varsity SB/BB game vs/Hilliard
JV baseball game vs/St. Francis
FCAT Writing Assessment
MS SB/BB game vs/Trenton
Varsity SB/BB game vs/Cedar Key
FCAT Writing Assessment
Early Release Day
FCAT Writing Assessment
Suwannee River Fair and Spring Break
Early Release Day
JV BB at Hawthorne
MS SB/BB v Ruth Raines
JV/V SB at I lawthorne
V BB13 at lawthorne
SAT late registration closes for Mar. 10 test
FFA livestock Judging Preliminary
JV/V SB at Taylor County
.V/V BB v. PK Yonge
JV 1BB v Melody Christian
JV/V SB at Ilamilton County
MS 1B1 at Chiefland
V 1313 at Cedar Key
MS SB/BB at Bell


(aSt. Francis

liger Field'
I lawthome

Tiger Field
Tiger Field
Cedar key

Sunday School ............... .................. ................... 9: 15 a.m .
M morning W orship ................................................... 10:30 a.m .
Evening W orship ................................... ................ 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services -


Ckurck Ncwi5


--- I


Page Four










Gilchrist County School District
1 voBell Elemen y S l ( ) t Jo

Bell Elementary School (0032)

Kindergarten Readiness: The adjacent table shows results of early
screening instruments for Kindergarten students. ECHOS observes
readiness behaviors, while FAIR records Letter-Naming and phonemic

Florida Assessment Program: The following table shows FCAT
results grades 3 5 for Sunshine State Standards (SSS) Reading and
Math and Alternate Assessments; 4th grade'SSS Writing. Results are
reported as the percentage of students scoring at level 3 and above, for
the mathematics, reading, & writing subtests of SSS.

Dear Parent / Guardian:
I am proud to offer the Gilchrist County community four outstanding schools, all of which provide children like \ ours
with a quality education. Every year, each of our schools receives a report card indicating how well we have done teaching our
students the Sunshine State Standards, and other measures of school performance. As you review this report: you will see
data. This data indicates and supports the success we are experiencing in Gilchrist Counrt Schools. The data tells the story ofa
partnership among dedicated teachers, dedicated students and dedicated parents. Our success is the result of your communica-
tion and involvement with the school as we work together to make sure that your child learns. The data also indicates areas were
we need to improve, to ensure a quality education for all students. Please know that student achievement is at the heart of all
decisions made in our schools. It is the result of this commitment that we are proud to share with you that we have received a
District School Grade of"A", and once again are one of the top-rated Districts in the State. In fact, we have been ranked the 5"'
Top District in the State of Florida. I encourage you to join me as we continue to keep high standards and achievement as our
focus. I also encourage you to continue to stay involved as a partner with Gilchrist County Schools. With our partnership. (il-
christ County Schools can continue to have the academic success we have experienced in the past.
Don Thomas, Superintendent

ECI OS Not Ready 6 8 5 10

FAIR Ready 60 77 78 68
FAIR Not Ready 18 23 22 32

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test SSS (State Objective for Reading was 79% or greater and Mathematics was 80% or greater):

N = insufficient Writing Writing Writing Math Math Math Reading Reading Reading
data available School % District % State % School % District % State % School % District % State %
All Groups 97 97 96 82 77 68 80 71 62
White 97 97 97 83 78 78 80 72 73
Black N N 94 N N 51 N N 44
Hispanic N N 95 N N 66 N N 59
Asian N N 97 N N 88 N N 78
Am. Indian N N 97 N N 68 N N 61
Multi Race N N 97 N N 73 N N 69
Disabled N 90 85 65 54 41 56 39 35
Disadvantaged 98 95 95 77 72 59 75 64 53
English Lan-
guage Learners N N 88 N N 53 N N -42
Migrant N N 92 N N 55 N N 39
Female 100 99 98 79 76 68 79 73 65
Male 94 94 95 84 78 68 81 70 60

2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):

Number of 3" Grade Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
ItLI.LEP Students Students with Disabilities Students PassingdentsPss ents Demonstrat- SWD Retained Once Students Retained Total Promoted with
with less han 2 I (SWD) nol Tested on Altemative Assess- ing Proliciency with 2+ Years of Twice with 2 or More Cause
Year. in CSOL. I 'CAT per IEP mnc through Ponrllio Rcimedialion Years of Remediation
NA NA 3 NA 1 NA 4
..lL i, .F U i~ li , -- -li~ ll~llf il n~lllu~ ____ ^ ^ ^ ^,^ ^^ ^ ____ _ - - -- _ ^.~ ~ i ~ ^- ^ llmm ^JL.11, ,ul l ~ll .m ~~uuillm ll~~u l~ illlllll~.n~n ...llv~ ~

Trenton Elementary School (0041)
Kindergarten Readiness: The adjacent table shows results of early
screening instruments for Kindergarten students. ECHOS observes
readiness behaviors, while FAIR records Letter-Naming and phonemic
Florida Assessment Program: The following table shows FCAT results
grades 3 4 for Sunshine State Standards (SSS) Reading and Math and
Alternate Assessments;4th grade SSS Writing. Results are reported as the
percentage of students scoring at level 3 and above, for the mathematics,
reading, & writing subtests of SSS.

Gilchrist County School District
Report Cards

Gilchrist Co. School District.............Grade A
Bell Elementary School..............School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 95%-AYP Not Met
Bell Middle/High School............School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 85%-AYP Not Met
Trenton Elementary School........School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 87%-AYP Not Met
Trenton Middle/High School......School Grade: B
Adequate Yearly Progress: 79%-AYP Not Met

READINESS i# School % District % State %

ECIIOS Ready 101 96 95 90

ECHOS Not Ready 4 4 5 10

FAIR Ready, 85 79 78 68
FAIR Not Readv 23 21 22 32

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test SSS (State Objective for Reading was 79% or greater and Mathematics was 80% or greater):

N = insufficient Writing Writing Writing Math Math Math Reading Reading Reading
data available School % District % State % School % District % State % School % District % State %
All Groups 97 97 96 85 77 68 76 71 62
White 98 97 97 88 78 78 78 72 73
Black N N 94 N N 51 N N 44
Hispanic N N 95 N N 66 N N 59
Asian N N 97 N N 88 N N 78
Am. Indian N N 97 N N 68 N N 61
Multi Race N N 97 N N 73 N N 69
Disabled N 90 85 62 54 41 42 39 35
Disadvantaged 96 95 95 81 72 59 69 64 53
English Lan-
guage Learners N N 88 N N 53 N N 42
Migrant N N 92 N N 55 N N 39
Female 100 99 98 89 76 68 77 73 65
Male 93 94 95 81 78 68 75 70 60

2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):

Trenton Elementary School Gilchrist School District State
Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2610 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

Grade3 77 72 84 85 78 76 87 86 73 73 79 78
Grade4 78 81 84 86 77 81 84 87 72 72 75 75

Number of 3" Grade Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
ELL/LEP Students Students with Disabilities Students Passing Alter- Students Demonstrat- SWD Retained Once Students Retained Total promoted with
with Less than 2 Years (SWD) not Tested on FCAT native Assessment ing Proficiency with 2+ Years of Twice with 2 or More cause
in ESOL per IEP through Portfolio Remediation Years of Remediation
NA NA 3 1 17 NA 21

Bell Middle / High School (0031)

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: The graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within four years of initial entry into
9th grade. Dropouts are students who permanently leave school before the end of the school year.

Graduation Rate for
Dropout Rate Ior

School: 92.85 District: 92.36 % State: 78.2 %
School 0.2 % District 0.2 % State: 2.0 %

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT): The following table shows FCAT results grades 6-10 for Sunshine State Standards (SSS)
Reading and Math and Alternate Assessments, and 8th grade SSS Writing. Results are reported as the percentage of students scoring at level 3
and above, for the mathematics, reading, & writing subtests of SSS.
(State Objective for Reading was 79% or greater and Mathematics was 80% or greater)
N =insufficient Writing Writing Writing Math Math Math Reading Reading Reading
data available School % District % State % School % District % State % School % District % State %

All Groups 96 97 96 78 77 68 67 71 62

White 96 97 97 77 78 78 67 72 73

Black N N 94 N N 51 N N 44

Hispanic N N 95 N N 66 N N 59

Asian N N 97 N N 88 N N 78

Am. Indian N N 97 N N 68 N N 61

Multi Race N N 97 N N 73 N N 69

Disabled 88 90 85 57 54 41 34 39 35
Disadvantaged 94 95 95 73 72 59 62 64 53
English Language
Leamnrs N N 88 N N 53 N N 42

Migrant N N 92 N N 55 N N 39

Female 9.7 99 98 77 76 68 70 73 65

Male 95 94 95 78 78 68 64 70 60

2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):

Bell Middle/High School Gilchrist School District State

Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math

2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

Gradc6 80 66 81 58 81 69 81 59 68 68 58 58

Grade 7 75 81 68 82 79 80 71 81 69 69 62 63

Grade 67 70 81 90 67 69 84 83 56 56 69 69

Grade 9 71 66 74 66 65 75 49 49 68 70

Grade 10 49 51 76 79 49 50 79 80 40 40 73 71

Note: Beginning in 201 I, Florida no longer measures achievement in 9th grade Math using the FCAT.

Trenton Middle / High School (0021)

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: The graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within four years of initial entry into 9th
grade. Dropouts are students who permanently leave school before the end of the school year.

Graduation Rate for
Dropout Rate for

School 91.66% District: 92.36 % State: 78.2 %
School 0.3% District 0.2% State: 2.0%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT): The following table shows FCAT results grades 5-10 for Sunshine State Standards (SSS)
Reading and Math and Alternate Assessments, and 8th grade SSS Writing. Results are reported as the percentage of students scoring at level 3
and above, for the mathematics, reading, & writing subtests of SSS.
(State Objective for Reading was 70% or greater and Mathematics was 80% or greater)
N = insufficient Writing Writing Writing Math Math Math Reading Reading Reading
data available School % District % State % School % District % State % School % District % State %

All Groups 96 97 96 71 77 68 70 71' 62

White 98 97 97 73 78 78 73 72 73

Black N N 94 N N 51 N N 44

Hispanic N N 95 N N 66 N N 59

Asian N N 97 N N 88 N N 78

Am. Indian N N 97 N N 68 N N 61

Multi Race N N 97 N N 73 N N 69

Disabled 90 90 85 43 54 41 35 39 35
Disadvantaged 94 95 95 62 72 59 60 64 53
English Language k
Leaders N N 88 N N 53 N N 42

Migrant N N 92 N N 55 N N 39

Female 99 99 98 70 76 68 71 73 65

Male 94 94 95 73 78 68 69 70 60

2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):

Trenton Middle/High School Gilchrist School District State

Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math

2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

Grade 76 75 67 60 70 77 71 64 70 70 64 64

Grade 6 81 71 80 60 81 69 81 59 68 68 58 58

Grade 7 85 80 76 81 79 80 71 81 69 69 62 63

Grade 8 66 70 88 78 67 69 84 83 56 56 69 69

Grade 9 56 64 76 66 65 75 49 49 68 70

Grade 10 49 50 84 81 49 50 79 80 40 40 73 71

Note: Beginning in 2011, Florida no longer measures achievement in 9th grade Math using the FCAT.

I More information is available at: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/

5 A

Page Five


R" PA" I)I S col 0 Dsrit% Sat '.- - -




A copy of the School Report may be requested in the front office of each school.
The 2010-2011 School Reports are being released at this time due to the state timeline for releasing High School Grades

School %/I

tcirtsiD %



2012 Lady Tigers



Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 27
March 1
March 2
March 6
March 9
March 13
March 27
March 29
March 30
April 2
April 3
April 5
April 10
April 12
April 14
April 16-20

at Hawthorne
at Taylor County
at Hamilton County
at Bell
at Melody Christian
Taylor County
at Hilliard
at Seven Rivers
at Meadowbrook
Hamilton County
at Dixie County
Dixie County
Districts at Bell

7 p.m.
6 p.tn.
7 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
5 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m.


2012 Admission
Admission to Trenton Tigers varsity baseball and softball games this sea-
son is $5 for adults or students in grades 6 to 12, $1 for kindergarten to 5th
grade students and free for children birth to Pre-K.

C B/ s e

Back row left to right: Kyle Wiggins, Hunter Parrish, ClifBryant, Darren Skawenski, Dillion Walsh, Nicholas Higginbotham, and Hunter
Williams. Front row left to right: Coach Todd Bryant, Ozie Parrish, Michael Smith, Cedric Stokes, Jonathan Smith, Stephen Smith and Coach
Shannon Smith.

Trenton baseball splits first week of play with

loss to Union County; win over Lafayette

By Todd Bryant
The Tigers opened up their regu-
lar season on Valentine's Day with
Union County at home. Darren
Skawienski started on the mound for
the Tigers and threw 3 2/3 innings,
giving up just 4 hits with 9 strikeotits
and 5 walks. Kyle Wiggins followed
allowing 2 hits in 3 1/3 innings with 2
hit batters and 3 strikeouts. However,

the Trenton defense was less than
stellar and had 7 errors that night to
allow 5 unearned runs. The Trenton
hitters collected 10 hits on the night
with Ozie Parrish and Kyle Wiggins
collecting two hits each, Hunter Par-
rish scored two runs and Hunter Wil-
liams had two RBIs. The Tigers fell
in their opener 7-5.
On the 17th the Tigers hosted La-

fayette County. The Hornets are a
long time Trenton baseball rival but
this game got out of hand early. The
Tigers got 11 walks from the Hornets
and scratched out 7 hits. The Tigers
were led by Ozie Parrish with 2 hits,
Darren Skawienski had a double
and 4 RBIs, and Clif Bryant scored
3 runs. Defensively the Tigers only
had one error on the night. Hunter

Williams started on the
the Tigers and gave up 1

mound for
hit in three

The Trenton High School Varsity Girls Softball Team players are, back row standing left to right are Shelby Myers, Kaylee Crawford, Emma
Redd, Alexis Hickox, Brittany Norris, Kendra Stephenson, and Head Coach Aaron Bachle. Front row kneeling left to right, Kacee Langford,
Maddie Redd, Kylah Dawson, T'keha Powell, Kyndall Williams, Cassidy Williams, and Lindsay Boland.

Baseball Schedule

Feb. 23
Feb. 27
Feb. 28
March 2
March 3'
March 6
March 9
March 12
March 13
March 15
March 22
March 23
March 26
March 27
March 29
April 3
April 5'
April 9
April 12
April 14
April 17
April 19
April 24-27

at Hawthorne
at Cedar Key
Oak Hall
at Chiefland
Alumni Baseball Game
at PK Yonge
at Hilliard
Cedar Key
at Bell
at Oak Hall
at Newberry
at Santa Fe
at Branford
at Union County
Melody Christian
PK Yonge
at Taylor County
District Tournament

innings with three walks and three
strike-outs. Hunter Parrish pitched
the third and fourth innings giving
up no hits with one walk and one
strikeout. Cedric Stokes pitched the
fifth and final inning striking out two
while hitting one batter. The Hornets
were only able to get one hit against
the Tigers in 5 scoreless innings. The
Tigers finished the game 15-0.
The Tigers played one game on the
road this week with another to follow
later this week.

7 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.

Come out







Page Six



The Bell Varsity softball team, kneeling from left to right, are Vicky Ryan, Emily Helton, Courtney Pace, Manah Germaine, Jessie Sanders, Vickie Waldron,
and Mindy Sykes. Standing left to right are Taylor'Lovelace, Kendall Loveday, Kourtney Dunnam, Reilee Moore, Olivia Bailey, Laura Hankins, Katelyn
Blong, Brittany Mauldin, and Jackie Lovelace. Not pictured are Head Coach David Halter, Assistant Coaches Krystal Holley and Brandie Loveday.


Feb. 24
March 1
March 2
March 6
March 9
March 16
March 17
March 22
March 23
March 27
March 30
April 2
April 3
April 5
April 10
April 13
April 17

at Lafayette
at Hawthorne
LBI Tournament
LBI Tournament
at Hilliard
at Branford
Dixie ,
at Trenton
at Bronson
at Chiefland
at Newberry
District Tournamant


Bulldogs beat Newberry, but lose: to Chiefland and Hawthorne

,By Elli Carranza
This last week, the Lady Bulldogs
Softball team had three games at
They played Newberry on Tues-
iday, February 14, the Cfiiefland In-
"dians on Thursday, February 16, and
rthe Hawthorne Hornets on Friday,

February 17.
In each of their games they played
exceptionally well.
Unfortunately, they lost to the
Hawthorne Hornets, but only after
they gave Hawthorne a run for their
Against Newberry, the Bell girls

S 2012 Bualldogs

Baseball Schedule


7 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
1 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.

Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 28
March 1
March 2
March 6
March 8
March 9
March 13
March 15
March 16
March 23
March 26
March 27
March 30
April 2
April 3
April 5,
April 10
April 13
April 17
April 20
April 24

at Newberry
Cedar Key
at Aucilla
at Hawthorne
at Cedar Key
at St. John
at Chiefland
at Cornerstone
St. John
at Bronson
Dixie County
at Trenton
at Hilliard
at Branford
District Tournament

were off to a slow start, but quickly
adjusted and dominated the rest of
the innings.
Emily Helton and Taylor Lovelace
both had some nice, hits. At the top
of the 5th inning Bell was winning
However, as the game progressed
Bell continued to score and won by
the "10 run" rule. The final score was
4-14, Bell.
Thursday night, the girls lost

against Chiefland.
Friday night, the girls played an in-
tense game against the Hornets. The
girls had a good defense and would
easily get .outs on the Hawthorne
players. The Hawthorne pitcher was
having a tough time and walked many
of the Bell players. At the top of the
4th inning, the score was 1-5, Bell. At
the bottom of the 4th, the score was
6-5, Hawthorne. A nice double play
by Bell put them in the lead, 5-7. The

7th inning was very intense for both
teams. Hawthorne scored twice and
tied the game 7-7. Then after three
outs, Bell scored twice as well mak-
ing the score 7-9. As the game pro-
gressed, Hawthorne began to take
the lead and kept it that way. The
Bell girls fought hard to catch up, but
were unable to. The final score was
13-11, Hawthorne. The varsity girls
did an awesome job this last week.
Go Lady Bulldogs!

Bell Varsity Baseball team, front row left to right, are Matt Harrell, Daniel Cobb, Cody Germaine, Kaleb Spears, Dylan Roberts, and Chad
Trail. On back row from left to right are Alex Rolling, Kyle Walters, John Rowe Jr., Talon Rolling, Bruce Thomas and Coach Jamie Hunter.
Jason Johnson, Assistant Coach, is not pictured.

6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.-
6 p.m.



.Page Seven


S i... 201 Lady Bulldogs

.. Softball Schedule




k 1

Mr. Owen Frederick Baynard
Mr. Owen Frederick

Mr. Owen Frederick Baynard of
Chiefland died at North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center after a brief
illness on Friday, February 17, 2012,
at the age of 59. Owen was born in
Gainesville on March 13, 1952, the
son of Walter Lee Baynard, Sr. and
Eleanor Ruth Knowles Baynard.
As a young lad, Owen moved
with his family to St. Petersburg, at-
tended high school in Tampa at Berk-
ley Prep, where he was president
of his class, editor of the yearbook,
played many sports, and was one
of the first teenage 'Big Brothers.'
He later came back to north Florida
where he attended the University of
Florida, and upon his father's death
took over the reigns of Walter Bay-.
nard & Co. He was a mortgage bro-
ker and realtor for 40 years. He was
the founding director of the Bank of
Florida, which ultimately merged
with Drummond Community Bank.
He remained'on the Board of Direc-
tors at Drummond Community Bank.
He helped to organize the Fanning
Springs Business Organization and
the Chiefland Police Council. He re-
ceived the Sertoma "Service to Man-
kind" Award from Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce as well as
the Citizen of the Year Award by the
Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.
He has served on many boards over
the years, including the Chiefland

High School Academy Advisory
Board, and as president of the Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy Counties Multiple
Listing Service, and president of the
Board of Realtors. Owen was a de-
voted member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints where he
served in many leadership positions
including Bishop of the Church for
over 12 years. Owen was a dedicated
scout leader and took pride in work-
ing with youth. Under his guidance,
twelve young men earned the rank of
Eagle Scout.
Owen was known for living by
the quotes "Character counts", and
"Love is Service", and was known to
say, "When in the service to your fel-
low man, you are only in the service
of your God." Anyone that knew
Owen knew that he had a deep be-
lief in helping others and rarely said
that something could not be done.
He enjoyed geocaching, genealogy,
cycling, Find-a-grave.com, politics,
and the "Gators", but his real love in
life was spending time with his wife
and family.
Owen was preceded in death by
his parents and his sisters, Catherine
Baynard, and Caroline Baynard.
He is survived by his wife of 25
years, Linda Robinson Baynard; his
sons, Benjamin A. (Sunny) Bay-
nard of Chiefland, Michael (Debbie)
Wright of Ft. White, and Gregory
A. (Cheryl) Moody of South Bend,
Indiana; and daughters, Alicia M.
(Jim) Jenkins of High Springs, and
Adrienne V. Moody of St. Augustine;
grandchildren, Madison Baynard,
Tucker Baynard, Douglas Moody,
Rachel Moody, Patrick Moody, Abi-
gail Moody, Hailey Jenkins, Jordyn
Jenkins and Jakob Jenkins; and his
brothers, W. Lee Baynard Jr., of St.
Petersburg, and Robert (Theresa)
Baynard of North Carolina.
Funeral services are planned for
Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 11:00
a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter Day Saints in Chiefland.' Visita-
tion will be Friday, February 24, from
6:00-8:00 p.m.
-Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through their website at www.

R. Edwards
Construction Co.
"Qualit'Homes at
S 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.


Barb Wire Woven Wire
Chain Link Board,

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

Senior & Veteran

Lic # CFC051621

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

52 3--2022 1386-9355-016
"ii, i ( ""T.i'LV . .... I l ...." 1 3 9" ii I4'-i

Providing protection for your family's financial future may be one of the most
important things you could do for them. Wherever you are in life, there's a Farm
Bureau Insurance agent available to help you reach your goals. Call today for your
free, no-obligation review for Life Insurance that's custom tailored just for you.


Mr. James P.

Mr. James P. Bemicky of Old Town
passed away Tuesday, February 14,
2012, at his home. Born on Novem-
ber 20, 1935, in Whiting, Indiana, he
was 76.
He graduated from Mishawaka
High School in 1953. Jim served in
the United States Army and was sta-
tioned in Korea. He was a Specialist
in Explosive Ordinance Disposal and
earned an honorable discharge. He
worked in the construction industry
for 33 years and retired in 2003. He
loved flowers, enjoyed gardening and
working with his hands. He enjoyed
sports, and especially loved to watch
football games on TV. Jim loved to
tell stories and jokes.
He is predeceased by grandson
Adam Bernicky; and siblings, Joe,
Theresa, Mary Luciano, Anne Lozer,
Irene Hylek, John, Harpo, Mickey
and Pete.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret
R. Geist Bernicky, whom he married
on April 15, 1968; sons, Keith Paul
Bernicky and Rodney Alan Bendit;
grandchildren, K.P. Bemicky, Jes-
sie Bernicky, Alexa Bendit and Da-
mien Bernicky; great grandchildren,
Austin Bemicky, Marcus Bericky,
Jayden Bernicky and Kyrstin Ber-
nicky and siblings, Dorothy Hollon
and Paul Bernicky.
A memorial service was held Fri-
day, February 17, 2012, at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Father Joseph McDonnell officiating.
A memorial service will be held in
Indiana at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Salome Taylor

Mrs. Salome Taylor Dowling,
age 94, passed away on Thursday,
February 16, 2012, at Seven Rivers
Regional Medical Center in Crystal
River. Salome was born on Decem-
ber 10, 1917, in Greenville to William
E. Taylor and Nancy Waters Taylor.
She spent her earlier years with her
family following the lumber indus-
try across north Florida. It was in
the lumber industry that she met and
married William Hampton "Hank"
Dowling on July 31, 1939. After
they retired they enjoyed traveling in
their motor home to visit family and
to see America. They traveled as far
as Alaska and most of the lower 48
states. She was a homemaker and of
the Baptist faith.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, William Hampton Dowl-
ing; a grandson, Michael Duren; and
a great grandchild, Madison Whisler.
She is survived by five daughters,
Nancy (Dale) Austin of Tallahassee,
Ginny (Jerry) Stieger of Spring Hill,
Betty (Errol) Duren of Glasgow,
Kentucky,_Mary (Errol) Whisler of
Lecanto, and Martha (Lenny) Planes
of Clayton, Georgia; 11 grandchil-
dren, 27 great grandchildren and six
great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Monday, February 20, 2012, in the
chapel at Watson Funeral Home with

Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor, officiating.
Interment was private at New Hope
Family Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.
Online condolences may be sent
through their website at www.wat-

Mr. Michael Eugene

Mr. Michael Eugene Jones, 54,
passed away Thursday, February 16,
2012 at his home in Old Town. Mr.
Jones was born in Naples, FL on Feb-
ruary 11, 1958. He worked for Up-
right Drywall in Naples until 1996
when he took a medical retirement
and moved to Old Town. He enjoyed
Mr. Jonesas preceded in death by
his father, 0. D. Jones and niece, Jen-
nifer Jones.
Mr. Jones is survived by his spouse
Sue Dennie of Old Town; son, Mi-
chael Jones and daughter, Michelle
Hunter, both of Georgia; mother,
Gladys (Joe) Beach of Orange Lake;
brother, Bobby (Kami) Jones of Na-
ples; sister, Shawne (Dean) Rich of
Naples; and two grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will
be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested donations be made to the
Boys Ranches of Florida.
Arrangeinents have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Lee Heaslett

Mrs. Lee Heaslett

Mrs. Lee Heaslett of Newberry died
peacefully at the E. T. York Hospice
Care Center on Saturday, February
18, 2012. She was 78. Born in Hun-
tington, West Virginia, Lee lived in
Hollywood, Florida, and worked for
Hollywood Kidney "Dialysis for 12
years, before moving to Newberry.
She loved to read and play bingo, and
loved her family. Lee was a home-
maker, and a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Kenneth N. Heaslett; and
two brothers, Harold Dick and Grant
"Bubby" Dick.
She is survived by her son, Ken
Heaslett of Newberry; daughter,
Wanda Ozment of Newberry; grand-
children, Candice and Chris Heaslett
of Newberry; and brother, Rev. Glenn
Dick of North Carolina.
The family will receive friends at
the Milam Funeral Home in New-
berry on Wednesday, February 22,
2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Fu-

Lindsej Lander

-Attorne -





W. Wesley Roberts, CPA, P.A.

Certified Public Accountant

(352) 463-9414

S Over 16 years of experience -

Services provided include:
Tax Preparation and Planning for Corporations,
Partnerships, and Individuals
Small Business Consulting
QuickBooks Consulting
Payroll Services and Monthly Accounting

Office located at the corner of NE 5th Street and SR-26 in Trenton
Appointtnnts Preferred -

neral services will be held at Union
Baptist Church, 6259 SE 75th Ave
Newberry, FL 32669, at 11 a.m. on
Thursday, February 23, 2012.
Arrangements are under the care
of Milam Funeral Cremation Servic-
es in Newberry.

Mr. Willie Duard
Petty, Jr.

Mr. Willie Duard Petty, Jr., 73, of
Daytona Beach, formerly of Cross
City, passed away Thursday, Feb-
ruary 16, 2012, at Comprehensive
Healthcare in Clearwater.
Mr. Petty retired As an impeccable
salesman. He was a member of the
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 32nd
degree, Valley of Orlando; Sanford
York Rite Bodies, Sanford, Monroe,
Chapter #15; Master Mason, Com-
posite 293, Orlando; Bahia Shrine
Stable #166, Orlando, (Sir Gus); and
-the Shriners International. He loved
Mafia Wars and his hobbies included
NASCAR racing, fishing, golfing,
being outdoors, and going on cruises.
He was a Protestant.
He is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Buck and Dora Petty and broth-
er, Pharon Petty.
He is survived by his wife of 26
years, Kathy Petty of Daytona Beach;
stepdaughter, Anna Hoefling of Day-
tona Beach; sisters, Carol Dawes
of Salem, Ohio and Diane Jones of
Orlando; and several aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held at the funeral
home Monday evening, February 20,
2012, between the hours of 6 and
8 p.m. Funeral services were held
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
with Ed Dawes officiating. Interment
followed at Cross City Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Loice Williams

Mrs. Loice Williams Porter, 96,
of Fort White passed away early
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at
her home. She was the oldest of nine
children to the late Ressie and Matil-
da Raulerson Williams. Mrs. Porter
was a lifelong resident of Fort White
and Columbia County. She married
Mr. Roy Porter on March 24, 1934,
and together they made their farm
home until his passing on Decem-
ber 31, 2000. She had previously
worked for numerous years at the
Tanglewood Convalescent Center in
Lake City as a nurse's aide. She en-
joyed cooking, gardening, crocheting
and quilting. Mrs. Porter was of the
Baptist faith and longtime member of
Elim Baptist Church in Fort White.
She was preceded in death by two
sisters, Euralee O'Steen and Thelma

Lowe; and four brothers, W.C. Wil-
liams, Jerrell Williams, Charles Wil-
liams and R.B. Williams.
Mrs. Porter was a mother to many
and is survived by two sisters, Elo-
ise Harrison of Fort White and Adell
Torcise of Homestead, numerous
nieces, nephews,- friends and her
special caregiver, Oneta Beville of
Funeral services for Mrs. Porter
were conducted on Saturday, Febru-
ary 18, 2012, at Siloam United Meth-
odist Church with Rev. Larry Sweat,
Pastor of Elim Baptist Church, offici-
ating. Interment followed at Siloam
Methodist Cemetery. Visitation with
the family was held Friday evening at
the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to the Elim Baptist Church
Building Fund at P.O. Box 448, Fort
White, ,FL 32038. Arrangements
were under the direction of Guerry
Funeral Home in Lake City. Please
sign the guestbook at www.guerryfu-

Mr. Richard LaDoit
Mr. Richard LaDoit Sharp, 75,
passed away Friday, February 17,
2012, at his home in Old Town.
Mr. Sharp served three years in the
United States Army during the Ko-
rean War. He owned an IGA store,
auto parts store, gas station and a
fruit market in Higgins Lake, Michi-
gan called Sharps Corer. He then
moved to Hernando, and worked in
Crystal River at Ace Hardware and J.
W. Auto Parts before moving to Di-
xie County in 1992 after retiring. He
was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed
snowmobiling and ice fishing when
he lived in Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his
son, Richard Daniel Sharp.
Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Vera Marie Sharp; son,
John (Tammy) Sharp of Hernando;
daughters, Donna (Jim) Kolka of
Higgins Lake, Michigan, Kathy (Ed-
die) Solero of Queens, New York,
Shelly Sharp of Ventura, California
and Teresa Harder of Wichita, Kan-
sas; brother, Frank Sharp of Higgins
Lake, Michigan; 15 grandchildren, 9
great grandchildren and several niec-
es and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at
a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Gilchrist 4




) 463-7393

S------- o

*New Designs *Additions/Remodels *Pole Barn Plans
SEnergy Forms *Windloads

352-463-8857 Office
-- 352-274-3006 Mobile -----

Allison Hiers,
Carey Bailey,
Cassidy Rist,

I Affordable Vaccine Wellness Packages
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program
Digital Radiography and Ultrasound
Complete Laboratory & Surgical Facility
0# Spacious Boarding Kennel
| Professional Grooming *
Acupuncture & Physical Therapy

603 N. Main St., Trenton, FL
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Sat. 8 a.m. to 12 Noon.

.4 ... . .

New Specials
Introducing our new Client Referral Program!
If you are a client ... refer a friend and receive
a cash credit on your account!
February is Pet Dental Health Month!
-e Dental Cleanings are
15% Off all month long.
Sour website for more information -

Hunt's Pest Control, Inc.
Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches
Ants and other Household Pests

Phone 493-1051
"We send 'em packing!"


Page Eight




Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provision of
Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990,
will register with the Secretary of State.
Division of Corporations. P.O. Box 1300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300. upon
publication of this notice the fictitious
name, to wit:
Got Tan
Description: Tanning Salon
under which we are engaged in business
in Gilchrist County, Florida.
That the parties interested in said
business are:
Windy Snodgrass
1015 NE SR47
Trenton, FL 32693
299 NW 70th Ave.
Pub. February 23, 2012


ant to the City of Fanning Springs Land
Development Regulations, as amended.
objections, recommendations and com-
ments concerning a special exception, as
described below, will be heard by the City
Council of the City of Fanning Springs.
Florida, serving as the Board of Adjust-
ment of the City of Fanning Springs,
Florida, at a public hearing on March 6,
2012 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in the City Coun-
cil Meeting Room, City Hall located at
17651 N.W. 90th Court (Suwannee River
Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida.
SE 11-01, a petition by AMVETS Su-
wannee River Post 442, Inc., to request
a special exception be granted as pro-
vided for in Section 4.10.5 of the Land
Development Regulations to permit a pri-
vate club or lodge in a COMMERCIAL,
GENERAL (CG) zoning district in ac-
cordance with a site plan dated Novem-
ber 15, 2011, revised January 9, 2012,
and submitted as part of a petition dated
November 14, 2011, revised by a letter
dated February 14, 2012, to be located on
property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section
30, Township 10 South, Range 14 East,

Secure .\iS dresoA s ...

Make sure all his dreams and wishes
come true. Invest in life insurance from
Auto- Owners, the "No Problem" People.

Call or visit us today!

Nature Coast Insurance

12372 NWHWY 19, Chiefland, FL 32626


Tommy Parrish

352-463-8097 (After Hours)



Certified Firm

Legal otiCes


AIreCondaitonlng& AHeatCngo---nnc.

r,_rt il"Manua l D & J and Energy Forms

Carpet & Uphostr

"Please call us today toC~
schedule you service, o

March 1, 2C
tions' office
Street, Suite
Options rest
and all prop(
A Bidders
ed concerning
at 2:00 p.m.
parties are e
ders Confer
Elder Opti
5700 SW
quest for Pro
Ms. Katin
gram Operat
Elder Opti
5700 SW
(352) 378
Pub. Februai

Gilchrist Co
missioners w
Monday, Ma
as soon their
heard, in the
sioners Mee
South Main
the adoption
the following

Levy County. Florida. Being more par- Plaintiff,
ticularly described, as follows: Lot 30 of vs.
the Fanning Springs Wooded Estates. 1st TANYA L
Addition. as recorded in the Public Re- LYNNEAP
cords of Levy County, Florida. Defendant
Containing 1.04 acre, more or less.
The public hearing may be continued NOTICE
to one or more future dates. Any inter-
ested party shall be advised that the date, NOTICE
time and place of any continuation of the pursuant to
public hearing shall be announced dur- Foreclosure
ing the public hearing and that no further ary in Case
Notice concerning the matter will be pub- the Circuit
lished. unless said continuation exceeds Circuit in an
six calendar weeks from the date of the da, in which
above referenced public hearing. DRA L. JO
At the aforementioned public hearing. right of sur
all interested parties may appear to be and TANYA
Heard with respect to the special excep- LYNNE Ai
tion. the Defenda
S Copies of the special exception are and best bid
available for public inspection at the Of- of the Gilch
fice of the City Clerk, City Hall, located South Main
at 17651 N.W. 90th Court (Suwannee County, Flo
River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida, 19th day of
during regular business hours, described pr
All persons are advised that if they de- or Final Jud
cide to appeal any decision made at the Begin at
above referenced public hearing, they Northwes
will need a record of the proceedings, and Quarter c
that, for such purpose, they may need to South, Ra
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro- 551 feet a
ceedings is made, which record includes Northwes
the testimony and evidence upon which Quarter;
the appeal is to be based. along the
Persons with disabilities requesting Briar Stre
reasonable accommodations to partici- Thence ru
pate in this proceeding should contact East52 fe
352-463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via thence ru
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8771. of Begin
Pub. February 23, 2012 Gilchrist
Gilchrist County Board of County THE DATI
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist MUST FII
County, Florida, will participate in a DAYS AFT
JOINT MEETING with the Trenton City DATED
Commission and the Fanning Springs 2012.
City Council on TUESDAY, February
28, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will
be held at the Trenton Community Center, (SEAL)
located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, By: L. Ayers
Florida. Deputy Cler
The purpose of this meeting will be pub. Februa
to discuss the Fire Service Interlocal
Agreement and Related Fee Structure.
"Persons with disabilities requesting p
reasonable accommodations to participate J
in the proceeding should contact TRENTO
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via GILCHRI
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771." COM
person decides to appeal any decisions (
made by the Commission with respect The Tren
to any matter considered at said hearing, meet jointly)
That person will need a record of the BoardofCo
proceedings, and that for such purpose, Springs City
that person may need to insure that a discussion f
verbatim record is made, which record 28, 2012, a
includes the testimony and evidence upon Community
which the appeal is to be based. Avenue, Tre
ATTEST: 1. Fir
COURT C. Adjou
Pub. February 23, 2012 PLEASE
person deci
made by the
PUBLIC MEETING matter consi
Please take notice that the Three Rivers and that, f
Regional Library Board will hold a Board need to enst
Meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 the proceed
p.m., at the Gilchrist County Public includes the
Library in Trenton, Florida. which the al
All interested persons are invited to
attend and be heard. Please be advised,
that if a person decides to appeal any Pub. Februa
decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such hearing,
that person will need a record of the REQUE
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, Competiti
he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim received by
record of the proceedings is made, cy on Aging
which record includes the testimony and p m. on Apr
evidence upon which the appeal is to be tion of Cor
basedLead Agenc
"Persons with disabilities requesting for the Eld
reasonable accommodations to participate tion include
in this proceeding should contact (352) of home a
463-3170 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida to frail older
Relay Service at (800) 955.8771." Care for the
Pub. February 23, 2012 designated f
and Service
COUNTY umter, Su
CASE NO. 21-2011-CA-0077 is adCommunityr
JONES, as joint tenants with right of age and app
survivorship, nhtainld frn

ry 23, March 1, 2012b.

unty Board of County Com-
,ill hold a public hearing on
arch 5, 2012, at 2:15 p.m., or
after as the matter may be
SBoard of County Commis-
ting Room, located at 210
Street, Trenton, Florida, for
of Ordinance 2012-04, with
g short title:

ONE, a single person,
Summary Final Judgment of
dated the 14th day of Febru-
Number 21-2011-CA-0077 of
Court of the Eighth Judicial
d for Gilchrist County, Flori-
)NES, as joint tenants with
rvivorship, are the Plaintiffs
PONE, a single person, is
ant, I will sell to the highest
der for cash at the South door
rist County Courthouse, 112
n Street, Trenton, Gilchrist
orida, at 11:00 A.M. on the
March, 2012, the following
operty set forth in the Order
gment of Foreclosure:
the Northwest corner of the
t Quarter of the Southeaat
of Section 16, Township 10
nge 15 East, thence run South
long the West line of the said
t Quarter of the Southeast
thence run East 134 feet
South right-of-way line of
eet to the Point of Beginning.
in South 100 feet; thence run
et; thence run North 100 feet;
n West 52 feet to the Point
ling, all lying and being in
county, Florida.
this 16th day of February,

Clerk of the Court

ry 23 and March 1, 2012

iton City Commission will
y with the Gilchrist County
mmissioners and the Fanning
y Council in an informal open
format on Tuesday, February
it 5:30 p.m. in the Trenton
Center located at 214 SE 3rd
nton, Florida.
luded on the agenda are as

o Order
mission Items
SService Interlocal
reement and Associated Fees
TAKE NOTICE that if a
des to appeal any decision
e Board with respect to any
dered at this meeting, he/she
record of the proceedings,
r such purpose, he/she may
ure that a verbatim record of
ings is made, which record
testimony and evidence upon
)peal is to be based.
Taylor Brown
City Manager
ary 23, 2012

ive sealed proposals will be
the Mid-Florida Area Agen-
dba Elder Options until 4:00
ril 10, 2012 for the designa-
imunity Care for the Elderly
:ies. The Community Care
early Lead Agency designa-
s the provision of an array
d community based services
er persons. A Community
Elderly Lead Agency will be
:or each county in Planning
Area 3. These counties are:
radford, Citrus, Columbia,
hrist, Hamilton, Hernando,
Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam,
wannee, and Union. The
Care for the Elderly program
ered pursuant to provisions
130, F.S. The proposal pack-
lication instructions may be
m Elder Options' offices on
12 or thereafter. Elder Op-
is located at 5700 SW 34th
222, Gainesville, FL. Elder
serves the right to reject any
Conference will be conduct-
ig this Request for Proposals
on March 9, 2012. Interested
encouraged to attend the Bid-
ence at the following loca-

34th Street, Suite 222
le, Florida
idence concerning this Re-
oposals should be addressed

a Mustipher, Director of Pro-
34th Street, Suite 222
e, Florida 32608

All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public
inspection at the office of the County
Clerk, County Courthouse, 112 S. Main
Street, Trenton, Florida during regular
business hours.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this 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 decision made
with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. February 23, 2012b.

Bell Town Monthly Council Meeting will
be at Bell Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida, Thursday, March 1,
2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2012-6:00 p.m.
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
B. Consent Items
1. Adoption of March 1, 2012
2. Approval of February 2, 2012
3. Approval of Expenditures for
February 2012
4. Approval of Financial
Statements for February 2012

Licensed and Insured


Family Owned


i 463-0079


Tire Rotation
Oil Change
Alignment (2 & 4 wheel)

Southern Tire & Brake


Military ID required at time ofsale


I-1 -u

Callfor your

Leslie Sapp
Construction, Inc.

State Certified
General Contractor

State Certified
Roofing Contractor

C. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
D. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet--Code Enforce
2. Geneva Cornwell Character
E. Business
1. David Lang,Jr.--Town Attorney
2. Thomas Brown--Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah--Town Manager
4. Iris Roberts--Council President
5. Ray Sanders--Council Vice
6. Larry Sutton--Council
7. Kenny Bass--Council Member
8. Hugh Sanders--Council
F. Old Business
1. Further discussion on
Christmas Parade, suggestions
for Chairperson and
2. Further discussion on Veterans
Parade in the Town
G. New Business
H. Review of Future Agenda Items
I. Unscheduled Citizen Request
J. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should provide written notice to Dan
Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Manager,
3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida
32619, telephone number 352-463-6288,
at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. February 23, 2012.

) Gilchrist 4




) 463-7393 4

Page Nine


pLum einc.

Complete Plumbing Services
* Drain Cleaning Water Heater Repairs & Installation
* New Construction Remodeling
* Service Work Complete Line of Plumbing Fixtures IM
* Sewer Repair Available Bg S
State Certified #CFC057595 Fully Licensed & Insured


Sf : 1 I I i

"Tri-County's Premier Plumbing Contractors"

ProStm2O0 0 0
Prof l C t INC.
Professional Carpet Cleaning and Water Restoration Services

I I _




- Mr j-1



commercial building, w/acreage (off
SR-26, just west of Trenton.) Call Jean
or Paul, at Troke Realty, for full auction
and showing appointment information at

FEB 25th, 355 NE 436th Ave, Old Town
FL 32680. Preview begins at 9:00am, sale
begins at 10:00am. 1998 19' Carolina
Skiff, with depth finder, fish finder, trail-
er; 1991 Chevy Astro van, 100,385mi,
4.3L V6, 7-passengers; E-Z Go gas golf
cart, Wellcraft 20' V-hull, with trailer.
Revelation model 350 .12ga, Remington
model 572 .22 pump, with scope; Savage
Stevens dbl barrell model 311, GE fridge,
Haier chest freezer, GE range, Well drill-
ing machine & equipment, Craftsman
drill press, Craftsman compressor, De-
Walt chop saw, misc. hand, power & yard
tools, tool chest, live trap, Roll-top desk,
sofa, recliners, bed, chests, lamps, clocks,
cherry desk, bike... Phoenix Auction
Services, Inc. 352-463-0707. AU1437
AB2866 10% BP.

Yard Sale

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

ILost & Found

FOUND KEYS at Trenton Laundromat.
Call 463-2006 to identify.

SWanted to Buy

collector seeking U.S. coins, older variet-
ies. I pay more than dealers, pawn, and
road shows. 352-949-1450.


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

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.


DImuuI -I as arcntU nii at i jp.. i.o I
Many Selling Absolute!
4949 SWSR 26, Trenton, FL
S5590 Sq Ft Office Bldg. on 3 Acres Zoned A2
Rowell Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
AUCTIONS 10% Buver's Premium AU479 AB296 2% Broker Participation AUCTIONS

STROKE REALTY (352) 463-7075 (office)
(352) 463-7302 FAX
JEAN TROKE E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker WEBSITE: www.trokerealtyinc.com
(pictured on the left), on landscaped 0.45-acre tract at quiet neighborhood, has detached
garage/workshop, large great-room inside, and lots more. Has been priced to sell (could be eligible
for qualified SHIP Buyer)-call Jean or Dot, for full property details today...S92,900
OF TRENTON: Spacious 4600+ inside sqft. .: -
office building--the former Tri-Counly Council
for Senior Citizens Center, located on a 3+ acre
tract just West of Trenton (pictured on the right). Being held, right as an online "absolute" auction
(bidding starts at $1) begins for the property...come out & see the property, at 4949 SW SR-26
(approx. 3.5-miles west of town), from 10:00am-to-3:00pm on Saturday
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
r 730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
Trenton, Florida 32693 "_"

L & B Development Corp.
Residential & Commercial Building
Over 30 years Building in North Florida
Consulting Complete Building Framing, Etc.
No Job Too Small or Too Large -
References Available In Tri-County Area CGC005480
Larry Lord BS-BCN Roger Lord Kevin Lord
(904) 269-9268 Home (352) 463-6350 Home (352) 542-1772 Home
(904) 509-9405 Mobile (352) 221-1375 Mobile (352) 222-3370 Mobile

[ Services

Save up to 40%, Home Mobile Home -
Liability Workers Comp. 352-371-9696
Trusted choice agency.

tfnb,12-22 CNA AVAILABLE to care for your
loved one, in their home. Trustworthy,
Scaring, excellent references. Light cook-
ing, cleaning, and med reminder. 352-


experience in remodeling and repairs of
homes. Free Estimate. Licensed and In-
sured. Call George at (352) 258-0286.

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.

types, including fence repair. Low prices.

VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111

APPLIANCE REPAIR: All brands, ice
maker & dishwasher installation. EPA
certified techs. MC-VISA, 352-949-


Residential & commercial
1985. Lic. & Insured
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352)356-3831 (352) 542

Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murra
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin,
da. Blades for most mov
Beauchamp Saw Sho

FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-34
349N 7 miles north of Old 1
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenm
church) 1/2 mile on right. I
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 & Mon
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm &
8am-12noon or call for free

stallations and repairs, license
sured. State Cert. #EC1300;
(352) 463-2155.


Help Wanted



Help Wanted

hard worker. Deadbeats need n
Apply in person at the Cracker I
in Trenton.

9 AM 12PM
at the Gilchrist County Animal Shelter, 1799 NW 10th St.,
Bell, Fl 32619. Please call (352) 463-4084 for a reservation.
Walk-ins Welconie!
Dr. Ali Hiers, D VM of Trenton Animal Hospital is donating
vet services. $10 per vaccine, rabies or distemper,
L $15 Microchip, $30 complete rabies/distemper/microchip. 0

Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.
NAC Accredited
*Free VPK
Pre-K Program
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Reduced Fees Available
FCCPC Certified Teachers
CPR/First Aid Certified
*Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of our facility.


Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across from Trenton High School)

Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard

I wrDeo
Need A Sign.?111~I

License #C03GI0006

lust be a
ot apply.

I -For Reht

Box Cafe TRENTON: 2-bed/2-bath
bed/2-bath DWMH. 1st m
ltp,2-23 security deposit required. Ca
6179 for more information.

Advertising Pays!

L WORD. A 21st Century After School Technology
Teacher Bell High (5-10 hrs per wk)
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
Equivalent required. Must be proficient
& PAINT with PC and Apple; Experience using
since iPads; Experienced with Excel, advanced
PowerPoint, Google Earth, Skype. and
graphing. Familiar with use and applica-
2-1039 tion of hand held recorders, podcasting.
tfnb, 5-19 digital and video camera operations, and
computer integration. Applicant should
PARTS be capable of instruction in the area of
ay, Sears, ph, temperature, and motion probes, and
and Hon- integrating these instruments either to TI
vers. scientific calculators or computers. This
P position requires a self-motivated, cre-
ative individual with a broad technology
tfn, 1-03 background. Apply at the Gilchrist Coun-
ty School Board office or send a resume
D TOWN, tojobs@mygcsd.org
132. Hwy- Substitute Teachers Qualifications:
Pown. Mc- High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
ue (behind quired. Complete application online or at
Many col- the school board office then contact the
& granite District office for more information.
story. Com- Bus Driver Trainees / Substitute Bus
in creating Drivers Qualifications: High School
your loved Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
day. Open: in-service training will be provided for
k Saturday qualified applicants. Part of the training
after hours prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
tfnb,6-28 tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
': New in- Apply online at: www.gilchristschools.
ed and in- org All applications will be screened. Not
2453. Call all applicants will be interviewed. Appli-
cations will be accepted until positions
tfnb,ll-25 are filled unless otherwise indicated.

12X60 SWMH: Window model, alu-
SWMH, 2- minum roof, front and rear porches, ie-
onth's and modeled in 2005. Stove, refrigerator, and
all 352-528- many upgrades. Very good shape. Built'
for hurricane zone. $5,000 you move.
4tb,2-9-3-1 352-472-7756.

Ready For Any Business
Contact Troke Realty

[.. .. 352-463-7075


Tire Rotation '
Oil Change
Alignment (2 & 4 wheel)

Southern Tire & Brake


* must be 65 years and older


The Three Rivers Regional Library System is holding a public hearing to
increase the FY2011-2012 budget for the funds listed below.


FUND 010


Approved 2012 Budget
State Aide Grant Increase
Taylor County


Operations, Programs
Books for Taylor Co. Library

Total Appropriation


$ 660,363
$ 51,319
$ 9,559

$ 721,241

March 8, 2012

7:00 P.M.
Gilchrist County Library
105 NE 11th Avenue
Trenton, Florida 32693


Political Magnetic Signs Yard Signs

Bumper Stickers Name Tags

Woodland Craft Signs

207 North Main Street Trenton, Florida

(Gilchrist County Journal)


For Rent

Rental assistance available for ALL
Qualified Applicants. HC/non-HC acces-
sible. 718 NE 7th Place #905, Trenton,
FL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY
711. This institution is an equal opportu-
nity provider, and employer.

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-

1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $9,900, $102/mo.
(352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-

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
tfnb, 12-8

NO MONEY DOWN! 5 & 10 ac tracts
between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker.

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

SMobile Home


~------- -- --`-~- --- --



Page Ten

I vs -



Page Eleven

ChristineMadgelenePhillips,W/ Tracy Smith; W/M ; Ht. 5'10"; Kalem Eric Wilkerson; W/M;
F; Ht. 5'10"; Wt. 160 lbs.; Hair: Wt. 170 lbs.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Ht. 6'2"; Wt. 180 lbs.; Hair:
Brown; Eyes: Brown; Failure to Brown; Violation ofProbation for Brown; Eyes: Blue; State Filed
Appear for Motion Docket Day the Offense of Ct I Grand Theft. Info to the Charge of Unemploy-
to 'the Charges of Battery and ment Compensation Fraud.
Criminal Mischief.

Gilchrist County Most Wanted

Please call the Crime Stoppers hotline 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.gilchristcrimestoppers.org for
more details and a listing of more offenders.

From the Desk of Gilchrist County Sheriff

Daniel Slaughter

Weekly Sheriff's Report--Week Ending February 20

On February 13, 2012, Dale Rob-
ert Fitz, 1/5/1961, was arrested for
Columbia County Warrant-Worthless
Checks X 6.
On February 14, 2012, Leon Flow-
ers, Jr., 6/2/1981, was arrested for
Theft, Resisting Arrest without Vio-
lence, Possession of Controlled Sub-
stance, Possession of less than 20
grams of Cannabis, Forgery.
On February 14, 2012, Robert
Edward Callahan, 11/28/1974, was
arrested for Aggravated Battery, Ag-
gravated Assault, Throw Deadly Mis-
sile, Domestic Battery.
On February 15, 2012, Thomas A.
Smith, 3/24/1967, was arrested for
Burglary of a Dwelling, Grand Theft,
Possession of Controlled Substance
On February 16, 2012, Joey R.
Blanco, 8/25/1989, was arrested
for Alachua County Warrant Petit

Theft, Possession of Forged Bank
On February 16, 2012, David A.
White, Jr., 10/13/1982, was arrested
for Violation of Probation Leaving
Scene of Accident, False Report to
Law Enforcement Officer.
On February 16, 2012, Elizabeth
Jane Roy, 8/19/1985, was arrested
on Alachua County Warrant-Felony
Defrauding Secondhand 'Dealer,
Pawnbroker Fraud less than $300,
Burglary of a Dwelling with Property
Damage, Grand Theft II, Dealing in
Stolen Property/Trafficking.
On February 17, 2012; Clayton
J. App, 10/18/1982, was arrested for
Military Warrant-Desertion.
On February 17, 2012, Raymond
Chester Bean, Jr., 12/31/1978, was
arrested for Marion County Warrant-
Violation of Probation, Petit Theft.
On February 18, 2012, Jennifer A.

Apone, 7/23/1982, was arrested for
Domestic Battery.
On February 19, 2012, Carl J.
Broughton, 3/27/1968, was arrested
for Domestic Battery



Gilchrist County Cattlemen's
Steak Dinner--February 23, 2012, at
7 p.m. at Trenton Elementary School.
For ticket information, contact Ex-
tension Office at 463-3174.
Sheriff's 3rd Annual Chili Cook
Off and Luncheon--Friday, February
24. All proceeds benefit the Ameri-
can Cancer Society Relay for Life;
$5 to enter chili or eat lunch. Bring
your chili to the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office between 9:30-11:00
a.m. on Friday, February 24. Judging
will be at 11:00. For more informa-
tion, call 463-3410.
Lafayette State Bank Yard Sale
to Benefit the Relay for Life--Sat-
urday, February 25 at Lafayette State
Bank in Bell across from Akins BBQ
Restaurant from 8 a.m. til....
Gilchrist County Republican
Executive Committee--meeting on
Monday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. at
the Bell Community Center.

Gloria Comsto(

at the Suwann

Craft Festival
Gloria Comstock recalls early
childhood memories of visiting her
grandmothers and watching hand
quilting done on large frames. She
has been exposed to quilting through-
out her life. In college she majored
in Home Economics, focusing on
retailing and design, which included
the sewing arts. While pursuing her
studies, Gloria worked out the emo-
tional ups and downs of the day by
making quilt triangles-one after an-
other after another.
Many years later, after raising
a family and working for over 35
years, Gloria became involved in
quilting during the Bicentennial,
and made her first quilt during the
1980s. She used squares from the
early 1930s passed down from her
husband's mother and incorporated
genealogy into the quilt sashing (the
borders around the squares). Her
sister-in-law entered this quilt in a
competition in Concord, North Caro-
lina. Gloria won a blue ribbon with
this first effort and she has been de-
voted to quilting ever since. Usu-
ally she has two or three projects in
process and she is particularly fond
of applique and triangles. And what
happened to all of Gloria's college
triangles? Well so far they have been
used to produce nine quilts, and some
remain for more quilting projects.
Ultimately Gloria decided to pur-
sue an advanced degree in textile his-
tory, with an emphasis on quilt stud-
ies, at the University of Nebraska
at Lincoln. This special program is
enhanced by the local International
Quilt Study Center and Museum. The
Center, which opened in 1997 with
the donated quilt collection of Robert
and Ardis James, houses the largest
publicly held quilt collection in the
world. It includes over 3,500 quilts
from more than 25 countries that date
from the 1700s to the present.
Gloria's Masters program included
several projects and internships, in-
cluding ones at the Florida National
History Museum in Gainesville. She
still volunteers at the museum, and is
currently preparing condition reports
on Seminole patchwork clothing.
Though Gloria completed her Mas-
ters degree in 2010, she continues to
pursue academic studies. She. will
soon complete her peer-reviewed
paper on Hortense Horton Beck and
her quilt collection. She expects to
present this paper at the American
Quilter's Study Group (AQSG) as
well as see it published in their jour-
nal. She has ideas for papers about
other prominent quilters.

ck will conduct Quilt Turning

ee Valley Quilt and Old Time

Gloria Comstock
Gloria has delved deeply into the
social and historical aspects of quilt-
ing. Much of women's history'can
be traced through quilts because they
were often made to commemorate
passages of life (births and deaths),
family events (marriages and anni-
versaries), and community activities.
One example of a community quilt is
a "signature quilt", also known as an
inscribed quilt. Often used as fund-
raisers for missions, individuals paid.
a few cents to have their signature in-
cluded, and then bought raffle tickets
for a chance on acquiring the finished
quilt. Thus, a signature quilt provides
a snapshot of members of a particular
community at a specific time.
Gloria will be conducting a "Quilt
Turning" at the March 10th Suwan-
nee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft
Festival. It will begin at 11:30am
at the Old Depot. Gloria explained
that a quilt turning is an educational
.process. Up to twenty quilts are laid
flat, one on top of the other, and the
"Quilt Turner" provides a 5-10 min-
ute commentary about the top quilt
of the stack. The analysis often in-
cludes consideration of the fabrics,
the construction techniques, the ap-
pliqu6s and stitching, the colors, the
backing and the binding. Quilts have
particular styles and include specific
symbols that help pinpoint the his-
torical context. Usually the single

most important source of information
about a quilt comes from the person
who brings it to the turning. After the
top quilt is discussed, it is turned so
the next one underneath can be as-
Gloria explained that the date of a
quilt is derived from the most modem
fabrics included in its construction.
For example, the turner may iden-
tify certain squares having fabric of a
particular color of green that is read-
ily identified-as manufactured during
the 1930s-a color called Depression
Green. However, if these squares are
included in a quilt actually made in
the 1950s (based on other identified
fabrics and techniques), the quilt will
be dated as one from the 1950s.
Gloria loves to share the lore, as
well as the beauty, of quilts so join
her at the Quilt Turning at the Quilt
Festival. If you have a quilt for the
turning, call The Quilt Shoppe at
(352) 463-3242 to arrange to have
your quilt-included.

Zumba classes offered
at Trenton Senior
The ZumbaTM class of the Trenton
Senior Center has a new instructor,
Sarah Beth Pergrossi. She is offer-
ing classes designed to motivate ev-
eryone, regardless of age to get active
and adhere to a fitness program.
Join this low impact, easy-to-fol-
low, Latin-inspired dance fitness
party that keeps you in the groove of
The group will meet at the Tren-
ton Senior Center, half a mile west of
Trenton High School on CR 307A ev-
ery Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There are
no fees to pay or equipment to bring,
just dress in comfortable clothes and
don't forget your smile.


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

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property

Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January I who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report., if you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
A. Yes. if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items I through 9 on the return. and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes. if ou were not in business on January I of the taxing
year. follow this procedure:
I) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Ilave your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is notf-iled by April 1 we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to ile an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If,
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.

S25,000 Tangible Personal
Property Exemption

In order to receive this new exemption, you must
file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April
I, unless an exemption has been granted.

Tangible Propelty Return shall be considered an
application for the exemption and will be applied
to the first $25,000 of assessed value for the TPP

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208

Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year Who is
responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is insufficient
property to satisfy the taxes due. the owner on January I would be responsible for
the difference Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing agent to
avoid problems in this area.
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. Ifyou have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not. all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes. there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No. there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes. since rental activity is of an income producing nature.
you must file a return \\lhicl lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture. appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadlineF for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1. Florida Statutes provide that PENAITIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported properly. AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO




Bronson, Florida 32621 ;& SURROUNDINGAREA
24 HOUR SERVICE 352-486-1971



I^ I l I -

File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.
L ^ _

- -- _




County may FFA members shine at Florida State Fair

in-es, fin

David Still


director of



May 1 will mark David Still's last
day as executive director of the Su-
wannee River Water Management
After 18 years with the agency,
Still announced last Wednesday that
he will resign.
Earlier in the day, members of the
District Governing Board voted 5-2
against a motion to keep Still as ex-
ecutive director.
Board Chairman Don Quiney of
Chiefland, along with board members
Kevin Brown of Alachua, George
Cole of' Monticello, Heath Davis
of Cedar Key, and Guy Williams of
Lake City voted against keeping Still
as executive director.
While board members Alpho-
nas Alexander of Madison and Carl
Meece of O'Brien voted to keep the
executive director in his current posi-
Upon submitting his resignation,
Still said, "It has been a privilege to
serve as executive director for the
Suwannee district for the past four
Still was appointed to the post in
February 2008 by then Governor
.Charlie Crist.
Prior to his appointment as ex-
ecutive director, Still served as the
District's legislative liaison. He re-
viewed legislation and assisted in the
development of state water policy.
Before joining the District, Still
was employed at the St. John's River
Water Management District as a pro-
fessional engineer in the Department
of Resource Management.
"Our district faces many challeng-
es in terms of protecting our water
supply and improving water quality,
and we have an outstanding, dedicat-
ed staff who I'm confident will carry
our programs forward to meet those
challenges," Still said last week.

Owens will

seek election
Continued from page 1
service. I also believe in being frugal
in the economical use of consumable
resources such as time and money.
It is very important to avoid waste.
The citizens of this county deserve
to have their tax dollars used wisely,
especially in these hard economic
times. An office that runs more effi-
ciently doesn't have to run harder.
I respectfully ask for your support
and vote in the upcoming election, al-
lowing me to serve you as your next
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Gil-
christ County. Contact information:
susan4ccc@gmail.com and 352-949-
7241 or https://www.facebook.com/
Humbly submitted,
Susan P. Owens

JkL V l-L II.L

Hart Springs

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
directed staff to research investing
in Hart Springs with a lodge-type
structure that could host 400-500
people when constructed. The Com-
mission also inched ever so closer to
separating their involvement at Otter
Springs Park. Commissioner D. Ray
Harrison, Jr. made a motion to direct
staff to research a location for the
lodge facility and get an estimated
price on constructing a place for the
public to use on Gilchrist County's
own property. The Commission all
agreed and supported the motion by
a unanimous vote.
Commissioner Randy Durden re-
ported that he had talked with the
County Administrator involving this
project. Durden explained that due
to a tourism impact, that a facility
of this type would be an allowed use
for the Gilchrist County Tourism Bed
Tax that is received each year from
tourist visits to Gilchrist County.
The Commission also took action
to write off uncollected Emergen-
cy Medical Service fees, a total of
$63,083.71 in the fourth quarter of
2011. Walker reported the Gilchrist
County would average writing off
$200,000 annually in uncollected
debt that is unable to be recovered.
EMS Supervisor Linda Walker at-
tended the Monday evening meeting
to give the Commission an update
on the Emergency Medical Service.
She reported that Gilchrist County is
about to approve a Clinical Facilities
agreement with Santa Fe College to
allow clinical to be completed by
students from this area attending the
Gainesville community college. She
reported that Gilchrist County also
has clinical agreements with Florida
Gateway College and other commu-
nity colleges in this area.
The Commission was presented a
request to purchase seven sets of Fire
Turn-Out gear for full time and vol-
unteer fire fighters. At this time we
have several volunteers and full-time
fire fighters that are operating in sub-
standard equipment, staff reported.

Trenton FFA was well represented
at the Florida State Fair last week,
where members excelled in every-
thing from showmanship to sports-
Erin Jones won 1st place Cham-
pion of Champions with steer and
heifer. She also won 3rd place over-
all Champion of Champions and
will now serve as Florida State Fair
Ambassador where she will promote
agriculture through the Florida State
Erin also won 2nd place in steer
showmanship. She placed 8th in Car-
cass Contest with her steer.
In order to be an ambassador, Erin
had to complete different tasks in a
Round-Robin which consisted of Beef
(load and AI the female), Steer (eval-
uate bulls with EPD's), Sheep (label
tools used in production and castra-
tion), Goat (breeds and reproduction
management), Rabbit (breeds, body
types, and description), Poultry (pig-
mentation, handling qualities), Dairy
(show a dairy cow), Swine (label the
female and male reproductive tract).
Austin Polk won the Reserve
Grand Champion Steer in the steer
futurity show.
Kacee Langford won Champion
of Champions for the dairy division
and Youth Junior Champion with her
dairy heifer.
Nathan Thisse won 1st in senior
showmanship in steer show. He also
won a $500 WQYK Scholarship.
Colton Rucker won 5th in the car-
cass contest which was an additional

The Commission asked where would
the new gear be kept. All of this new
equipment will be housed at the Gil-
christ County Emergency Operations
Center north of Bell. Commissioner
D. Ray Harrison, Jr. made a motion
to purchase the new equipment, at
an unreported price that is identified
in the Fire Service budget. Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thomas agreed with
a second before the Commission ap-
proved of the expenditure. Commis-
sion Thomas also asked for a report
of the number of volunteers and full
time fire service people currently
working in Gilchrist County. The re-
port is expected to be presented in
the next meeting.

Annie Voyles' softball career did
not end when she graduated from
Trenton High School in 2003. The
Marine Distinguished Athlete of the
Year who graduated with honors,
and was ranked number 7 in her high
school graduating class is now the
director of softball operations at Ari-
zona State University.
The softball program at Arizona
State University is a powerhouse.
The collegiate softball team won
their second national champion in
four years in 2011.
Prior to being hired at -Arizona
State University in September 2011,
Voyles logged four years of coach-
ing experience at the Division I level.
She served as the assistant softball
coach at Wright State University in
Dayton, Ohio during the 2010 and
2011 season. While there, she helped
coach the Raider's to a 2010 Horizon
League Championship and a berth in
the 2010 NCAA Tournament with an
appearance at the Ann Arbor Region-
Her coaching history also includes
a stint as assistant coach at Prebyte-
rian College from 2007 to 2009.
While in college, Voyles played
softball at Florida Atlantic University
where she and her teammates won the
Sun Belt Conference regular season
and tournament championships in
2007. Prior to that, Voyles played at
Florida Gulf Coast University where

Annie Voyles
she was named Freshman of the Year
Voyles was nominated for a "Where
are they now?" feature by her former
coach, John Vickers, who retired
from Trenton High School after 39
years as a teacher and coach.
To submit a Trenton High School
or Bell High Sthool alumnus for
"Where are they now?" e-mail:
gcjreport@bellsouth.net or call Car-
rie Mizell at (352) 463-7135.

Danyal Langford won the Cindy
Revels Memorial Scholarship in the
amount of $250.
Hunter Parrish was awarded the
Bill Carey Sportsmanship Award.
Steer participants included Hunter

Parrish, Brooks Parrish, Lee Deen,
Danyal Langford, Erin Jones, Lynd-
say Boland, Kacee Langford, Kaylee
Crawford, Asheton Sanchez, Josh
Harrison, Nathan Thisse, Colton
Iucker and Austin Polk.
Heifer participants were Erin Jones

and Austin Polk.
Dairy participants were Kacee
Langford, Taylor Langford in open
show, Lori Harrison and Aaron
Poultry participant Erin Jones won
Reserve Champion in the open show.

2nd Annual Valentine Prom at Ayers

By Angie Rexroat
Ayers held their 2nd Annual Valen-
tine "Senior" Prom 2012.
From. Zebra stripes to Leop-
ard spots, our seniors had a WILD
ABOUT YOU themed prom to cel-
ebrate this Valentine's Day!
Each resident and their loved
ones dressed to, impress, donning
animal print and red or pink to tie in
the theme! It was truly a treat to see
everyone participate and put their
heart into this occasion.
The morning came and our part-
ners and volunteers assisted bur resi-
dents with their gowns, suits, hair
and make up until it was finally show
As everyone approached the sa-
fari decorated dining room, they had
their photo professionally taken with
their loved one and their favorite
partner. Earlier in the month our part-
ners voted on the Valentine King
and Queen, and many of the residents
could hardly wait for that announce-
ment! A delicious dinner of chicken
salad in a halved tomato, sweet po-
tato fries, and red velvet cake was
served to everyone's delight. As
dessert was served the big announce-
ment that we all had been anticipating
had arrived. Our 2012 Valentine King
and Queen were none other than Mr.
Joseph Mullarky and Mrs. Katie Val-
entine. They were both so surprised.
Once crowned, they had their photos
taken and became fast friends.
It is events such as these that make
our residents call Ayers their home
and that make we, as partners at Ay-
ers, call our residents family. If you
are interested in becoming a volun-
teer at Ayers Health and Rehabilita-
tion Center, please contact Angle
Rexroat or Carmen Law at 352-463-
7101, ex117.

The 2012 Valentine King is Joseph Mullarky and the 2012 Valentine
Queen is Katie Valentine.


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

Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Flu Shots

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

Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours

ss *

.. A
Apontet Nee




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

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

Austin Polk showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer in the futurity show.

Where are they now?

Annie Voyles

Attention all Chili Cooks!!
/ Can you prepare a delicious batch of Chili? Do you
have a secret recipe? Then you should compete to win
the honor of Gilchrist County's 2012 Best Chili Cook
at the
-" S erif, "s Sheriffs 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off and Luncheon
/ Chili Cook Off on Friday, February 24,2012.
SThe Chili Cook Off will be sponsored by the
SGilchrist County Sheriffs Office
and all proceeds will benefit the
American CancerSociety/Relay forLife
The Rules are Simple!
1. Bring your pot of Chili (preferably 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


-'' Tea and Dessert BEST "
You can eat in or take out! 1' CHILI '
Please plan to join us and help support the I 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 luncheon, please contact Sgt. Anita Moore at the GCSO 352-463-3410.

Page Twelve