Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: March 1, 2012
Publication Date: 08/9/2012
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 82 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
$22.0 A ea n nCony re Gicrit

Vol. 82- No. 12

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393
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Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, August 9, 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

Trenton's new principal resigns suddenly

By Carrie A. Mizell
Matt McLelland just might bleed
blue and gold.
A Chiefland native, McLelland
recently accepted a position as
principal of Trenton Middle/High
School for the 2012-2013 school
year. A job McLelland called "a
dream come true," just last week.
McLelland submitted his
resignation as principal of Trenton
after accepting a job as principal
of Chiefland High School for the
upcoming school year.
"It's a disappointment,"
Superintendent Don Thomas said on

Monday morning. "It's a tough time,
but we have an awesome team."
The superintendent paid he met
with school district administrators
on Monday morning to develop a
plan for covering Trenton Middle/
High School until a replacement
can be found. Teachers and staff are
expected to return to the schools next
week and students will go back to
school on Monday, Aug. 20.
Thomas said a principal resigning
just two weeks before school is
to start back is "tough" but he is
'confident district staff and school
administrators at Trenton can fill

"Being'a principal here [in Trenton]
is a dream come true because Gilchrist
County has a great school district."
Matt McLelland,

the void until a new principal can be
McLelland taught middle school
in Trenton from 2002 to 2006, prior
to being hired principal of Trenton

or to his resignation

Middle/High School. McLelland
left Trenton in 2006 after taking
a position as assistant principal
at Chiefland Elementary School.
After that he worked as an assistant

principal at Chiefland High School,
before serving as interim principal
at Williston High School half of last
In a Help Wanted advertisement
placed in this week's Gilchrist
County Journal, school district
officials advertise for Trenton
Middle/High School principal's
position, saying qualifications are
a Master's degree, Florida Teacher
Certification covering Educational
Leadership or School Principal, and
a minimum of three successful years
of teaching experience. See page 18
for full advertisement.

Local broadband

provider ends


On Wednesday, Aug. 1, North
Florida Broadband Authority
(NFBA) was informed one of
the authority's retail providers,
Main Street Broadband, would
immediately cease service to their
80,000 customers in Georgia and
In April 2012, Main Street
Broadband partnered with NFBA
as a "last mile" provider of high-
speed wireless internet service
to customers residing in the
15-county NFBA region. The
NFBA network went live in June,
providing affordable high-speed
service for the first time to area
residents, businesses, hospitals
and schools.
While the vast majority of Main
Street Broadband's customers
reside outside the NFBA's service
footprint, NFBA will assist with
the transition of local customers
to another provider. Because Main
Street Broadband's equipment
is not compatible with other last
mile providers on the network,
NFBA staff are working to
quickly facilitate, if possible, that
transition of service.
"We were disappointed by the
news," NFBA Chairman Tommy
Langford said of Main Street
Broadband's sudden closing,
"However, this is not a.reflection

on NFBA or our network. It's
unfortunate their business model
was not successful in the North
Florida market and the other areas
they served. We have no specific
knowledge about their financial
operations, as they were our
customer and that was the extent
of our relationship."
Added NFBA General Manager
Richelle Sucara, "NFBA is
committed to getting service
restored to Main Street customers
in our service area and is working to
transition all affected customers to
new service providers to the extent
possible. NFBA is a wholesaler of
high-speed broadband and does
not provide direct service to the
residential community."
Impacted Main Street
Broadband customers should
contact Last Mile Wifi, 386-243-
4164, www.LastMileWiFi.com,
or Suwannee Valley Internet
Corporation (SVIC) in the Dixie,
Levy and Gilchrist tri-county area,
352-490-5433, www.SVIC.net.
Both organizations have started
to increase equipment and capacity
to aid in the transition from Main
Street Broadband Service.
Main Street Broadband
customers within the NFBA
service area can also get more
information at www.NFBA.net or
by calling 386-438-5042.

Citizens asked to name rodeo arena
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Gilchrist County recently took over the former FFA Alumni Rodeo Arena, which is located on US 129 between Trenton and Bell.

The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners are looking
for help in re-naming the FFA Ro-
deo Arena recently taken over by the
As some of you may know, many
years ago Gilchrist County enlisted
the youth of Gilchrist County to
help re-design the county logo. This

proved to be a great success and that
county logo design is still being used
County officials are now enlisting
the community's services again to
help in re-naming the old rodeo fa-
cility located between Trenton and
The county is looking for a name
that represents Gilchrist County's

commitment to the community,
youth, and agriculture.
In the future this facility will be
used for many different types of
events and occasions spanning from
4-H events and rodeos, to the annual
Character Council Circus.
Help county officials select a name
for this new county facility. Send

your ideas to namethearena@gil-
Please send in your suggestion
by August 31, 2012, to be reviewed
by the BOCC. The winner will be
recognized by the Board of County
Commissioners at a Gilchrist County
Board of County Commissioners
meeting in September.

Bell Elementary safety patrol visits Washington D.C.

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Matt McLelland

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"We tend to seek happiness when
happiness is actually a choice."
--From the wall of Back In The
Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia

Our family had a wonderful time
at Tybee Island over the weekend.
Tybee is located just off the coast of
Savannah, Georgia. Carrie and her
husband Adam rented a house near
the beach for a vacation last week
and the rest of us showed up Thurs-
day afternoon to be beach bums for a
couple days.
On Friday morning, we went to
the beach and took all the grandchil-
dren. The kids played in the sand and
surf. Whitt ate several handfuls of
sand before we could stop him but it
didn't seem to hurt him. Allie Claire
loved the big waves and Gus liked

the shells, tidal pools and black fid-
dler crabs. The public beach at Tybee
is very family-friendly and there re-
ally were not that many people on the
beach, so we had lots of fun.
We stayed at the Breeze Inn, which
is owned by Southern author Mary
Kay Andrews, a St. Pete native who
now lives in the Atlanta area. She is
a reformed newspaper reporter who,
I would imagine, makes a pretty good
living writing tales set in coastal
towns like Savannah and Charles-
ton. 01' Mary Kay has penned sev-
eral books that Carrie and I have en-
joyed reading through the years. The
titles are enough to reel in any seri-
ous reader who loves the South such
as Hissy Fit, Savannah Breeze, and
Spring Fever, just to name a few.
Mary Kay is an avid, life-long

Gilchrist County Journal
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junker and her beach house was sure-
ly proof of her junking skills. She
turned a run-down, early 1950s two-
story block home into the sweetest
little retreat. Well, if you are a big fan
of vintage linds like paint by number
aIrt, an old wooden trunk turned cof-
fee table and original school house
lighting like me, you would love this
cottage. The entire place was done up
retro 1950s right down t6 the metal
glider on the back porch which was
painted lime green.
I had a wonderful time plundering
the bookcases that lined one wall of
the great room. Mary Kay has every
coastal cookbook that has been print-
ed in the past 20 years; needless to
say I was in heaven.
On Friday the girls, Carrie, Lynd-
say and I, loaded up the kids and
headed into Savannah to have lunch
at the Back In The Day Bakery. You
can drop a few bucks here pretty
quick, to the tune of $16, for a sand-
wich and a piece of pie. But, I have
to give Cheryl, the owner, credit. The
sandwich was wonderful due to their
bread baking skills and the coconut
pie was divine. Interestingly enough
their turkey sandwiches were served
with a herded mayonnaise very simi-
lar to the recipe that follows. The
girls and 1 really liked the mayo,
which just made the sandwiches. The
kids of course loved the scratch made
cupcakes with old- fashioned decora-
tor icing.
As luck would have it 1 found a
recipe at the Breeze Inn when we got
back to the house that included herd-
ed mayo. I tested it on Monday and
made a few minor changes before
printing it this week. The sandwiches
were great and you can get about six
roll-size sandwiches out of one ten-
derloin. Enjoy!


1/2 cup mayonnaise (Kraft)
2 teaspoons fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons minced parsley
2 teaspoons chopped thyme
'4 teaspoon seasoning salt of choice
or just salt and pepper
Mix all and chill for several hours.

1-1 pound pork tenderloin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning,
to taste
1/4 cup olive .oil
1/2 cup water




Over 7 months ago, I began the journey of seeking the office to become
YOUR Gilchrist County Sheriff. In order to achieve this, I will need your
continued support.

I am humbled by the generosity many of you have shown and appreciate all
the words of encouragement and expressions of kindness that many of you
have offered me as I visited with you. For this I thank you!

I want the voters of Gilchrist County to BE ASSURED that if elected, the
Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office will provide efficient and professional law
enforcement service where all citizens are treated with the respect they
deserve. I will put my 20 years of proven and applied law enforcement and
judicial investigations experience to work for you to make Gilchrist County a
safer place to live.
I will be a Sheriff that protects and upholds the constitutional rights of all
citizens. My door will always be open to all.

Ii G ili C

For ilchrist County Sheriff

On August 14th, you the voters
will make your choice. If you
OFFICE to count, vote Robert
(Bobby) Schultz for Gilchrist
County Sheriff.

Poliil d\CrIII~C Inlell I1 PaIid Ior land Appil ed
1h Rolbi t (Ihil )ii Schuhll/, I)cl rrl al
I' (;ilcliriI ('Imnri l Shcrill"

Ms. Iris Roberts

Let tenderloin, get room tempera-
ture, then sprinkle with salt, pepper
and Creole seasoning. Add oil to a
heavy pan and brown the tenderloin
on all sides. Remove the tenderloin
and place in baking pan with water
and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35
Remove from pan and let tender-
loin cool. Then slice it to desired
thickness and place on fresh bread
of choice spread with herded may-
onnaise. We used Sister Schuberts
whole wheat rolls from the freezer
section of the grocery store.
Note: Usually tenderloins come
two to a package. You might as well
bake one for supper and one for sand-
wiches the next day.

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celelrate& 64ftudqj

The fellowship of Bell Baptist Church honored Ms. Iris Roberts with a
surprise 99th birthday celebration on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, after the morn-
ing service.
A special cake was ordered and a covered dish luncheon was served. Over
70 people attended to extend to Sister Iris their love and best wishes.
Ms. Iris Roberts is a retired Bell High School teacher but didn't retire until
72 years old.





Pol. ad paid for and approved by Bob Clemons, Non-Partisan Candidate, Gilchrist Co.

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
(Kent Heaton)
I'herc is an old saying that suggests you cannot teach an everyone who is to come." Psalm 92:14 exhorts those in
old dog a new trick. When it comes to old hound dogs it "old age" to "still bear fruit." The Lord said the
may be quite difficult to train them anew as you can a "silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in
young pup. Old dogs get set in their ways and sometimes the way of righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31)'
their minds just can't accept a new change. They would In the New Testament the apostle Paul urged Titus to
rather accept life as it is and let life go by in whatever exhort the older men and the old women to be an example
hurried pace it wants. Inactivity is the best activity for the of faith and to share their faith with young people. "That
whole day in the midst of a cool breeze and a spot of the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in
sunlight. Old dogs just act that way. faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that
This affliction of-old.dogs. cansometimes belfound in thel t h..bezrerve.rentn behrTior.,not slanderers, wlot given to
human breed of animals when a certain age is attained and much wine, teachers of good tlings-that they admonish
the desire to -learn- something -new is --viewed with--''the young women to love their'ihusbandsr-to love their-

disinterest. Retirement goes beyond a secular world to
include most things in life. Often children of God decide
at-a certain age their work is done and the Lord has
nothing more for them to do. It is easier to let the younger
folk do the work and the older group will take up their
place on the side-lines of life.
Noah was 500 years old when he built the ark and with
seven other souls saved the human race from extinction
(Genesis 6). Abraham was 75 years old when the Lord put
him to work. Imagine being told at that age to move and
go to place that I will show you; and take your 65 year old
wife with you (Genesis 12). Moses was 80 years old when
he led the people of Israel out of Egypt and for the next
forty years guided them through the wilderness (Acts
7:23,30). Did you notice that God called these men
because they were busy at the time?
David writes in Psalm 71:18, "Now also when I am old
and gray headed, 0 God, do not forsake me, until I
declare Your strength to this generation. Your power to

children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good,
Sobedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may
Snot be blasphemed" (Titus 2:2-5).
There is much work for older men and women to be doing
with the younger men and women. Older Christians need to
realize the potential of wisdom to impart to others. David
reflected in his old age. "I have been young, and now am
old; yet I haie not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his
descendants begging bread" (Psalms 37:25). Young people
need to hear this type of wisdom to help build their faith
and secure the blessings of God. It is vital to teach young
people to show respect and honor'to the older. "You shall
rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an
old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord" (Leviticus
19:32)..Learning from older Christians should help them
make better decisions in life.
You may not be able to teach old dogs new tricks but
.thankfully we are not dogs and we can learn even till the
day we die. 2 Peter 3:18 is not age restricted.

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

* Manager of your park Hart Springs with comparable budgets ($443m Hart vs. $485m tax
collector), and staff (6-7 average).
* In 3 years totally transformed Hart in appearance and operation. Ask anyone, who has gone
to Hart, about the improvements made during my term.
* Developed fiscal accountability to mesh seamlessly with the needs of the county
, financial department.

* Self employed and successful business owner who met payroll to provide for employees
and their families.-Started when I was 22 years old.
* Corporate manager at Santa Fe Truss Inc. which averaged 25-35 employees for 10 years.
* Degree in business administration; enrolled in school at 50 years old, and held a 3.87 GPA.

Leaders are not naturally born, but are a result of lifelong pursuit. Leadership
became my study and practice that resulted in mastering it's principles. Leadership
is a blessing to the staff that serves you, and I am the only candidate, proven with
no doubt, to effectively lead the office of tax collector.

I ask for your vote A.

Political adveitisiiment paid for and approved by Mitchell Gority, Republican, fmo Tax Collectoi


Page Three

Five generations gather

at Philman Reunion

,'::.hhi'i Philman Jenkins had the picture taken of five generations of
her mtimil. Pictured left to right: Daphine Philman Jenkins of Bell,
Rit;a inkiins-GtItrg of Augusta, Georgia, Stephanie George Harri-
son offAugusta, Georgia, Shawn Maldonado of Augusta, Georgia, A]
(ShawnI ) A laldonado Jr. of Augusta, Georgia.






Gilchrist County students will re-
turn to area schools for the 2012-13
school year on August 20.
Students and parents are encour-
aged to attend open house at the
school they are enrolled in before
school starts.
Open houses are scheduled for Au-
gust 16 for middle school students
at Trenton and Bell from 6 p.m. to
7 p.m. Open house for Trenton and
Bell highschool students will also
be on August 16 from 7 p.m. to 8
p.m. Elementary school students at
both Trenotn and Bell can visit their
schoolss on August 17 from 7 p.m. to
8 p.m.
Open house provides an opportuni-
ty for students to meet their teachers
and get to know the school campus.



James Francis Kempisty,
7/27/1960, and Debra Faith Fedor,
7/29/1959, both of Trenton.
Zakery Nathaniel Clifton,
1/12/1994, and Lesley Janette Keen,
8/16/1992, both of Trenton.

BI S ('lasses or

O i h A l ij .'1 ill 1 noon i11

School vill e having thir annually
reunion on Septembelr, 2012, at
Akins Bmiar-I i iln Bell. We will meet

la Visitors are welcome.
oinh School386-35-0419
Bell grad finishes
basic trainill ing tir
reunion on Seplember, 1, 2012, at
Akin's lar-lB-Q in Bell. We will meet
at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
For inlorniation, call 386-935-0419.

Bell grad finishes
basic training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric
D. Stinson 11 graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in military
discipline and studies; Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.Airmen
who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an Associate in
Applied Science degree.
Stinson is the son of Jo Copeland of
Northwest 48th Terrace, Bell. He is a
2008 graduate of Bell High School.
He earned an Associate degree in
2010 from Lake City Community

Do you or someone you know
suffer from
*High Blood Pressure 1
*orjust struggle to lose weight?
Then join us for more information
on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00p.m.
in the back room at Akins BBQ.

Alyssa Adkins
Ambassador # 106592

Dawn Mikell
Ambassador # 109367

I There will be a drawing for FREE Plexus products!!

I have enjoyed visiting with many of you as I traveled around the county.
I have been able to renew old friendships and to meet many new voters
during this time. Voters are taking this election very seriously as they have
stopped to discuss and ask questions about various issues, including
roads, water, our economy, night time events, law enforcement and job
opportunities. All of these impact the quality of our lives. There are those
who would have you believe that these problems cannot be addressed and.
improvements made. That you always retain the status quo and repeat the
same old, same old. At some point you have to confront problems head on.
You make opportunities out of problems. And then you work extremely
hard to make those opportunities provide benefits for our citizens.
As your county commissioner I will work hard to make Gilchrist County a
place we all can be proud of. I promise you that I will study the issues and
make educated and fair decisions. As an elected official I have never
allowed anyone to unduly influence or tell me how to vote. As a retiree I do
not have an employer. Therefore I will not have to recuse myself from voting
on an issue due to a conflict of interest. My interest is totally for the good
of Gilchrist County. I am concerned about our people and the welfare and
future of this county.
The votes you cast as you go to the polls will help determine the course
that Gilchrist County takes politically and economically for many years. I
have the experience and qualifications to serve the citizens of Gilchrist
County. I am an independent thinker with no obligation to any special
interest group. Please allow me to work for you, as your Gilchrist County
Commissioner, District 5.

REMEMBER: Early vote Aug 4-11 Primary Aug 14

* Grew up in Trenton
* Trenton High School
* Lake City Community College AA
* Florida State University BS
* University of North Florida Master's
* Westside Baptist Church

* Teacher
* High School Coach
* Insurance Professional
* School Board member
* Superintendent of Schools
* Florida Army National Guard

Trenton eyesore reverts to county
After going on the county's de- cated on SR 26 in Trenton, will offi- There has been a lot of public in-
linquent tax list in 2005, the former cially revert back to Gilchrist County terest in the building, Clerk of Court
Colt's Filling Station, which is lo-. on August 24, 2012. Joe Gilliam explained, until those in-
Sterested find out there are $40,000 in
0 i ^ DEP liens on the property.
S o ,19a | At the direction of the Gilchrist
County Commissioners, Gilliam and
Happy Birthday wishes to Jennifer 15th. County Administrator Bobby Crosby
Owens Halter, Pee Wee Smith, Cyn- Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. plan to talk with Trenton city officials
thia Sheffield, and Kierstyn Riley and Mrs. John Vickers on August 9th; about possibly working something
Adams on August 9th; to Iris Rob- to Mr. and Mrs. Gary McKenzie on out jointly with the City to clean up
erts, Irene Sauls, Brenda S. Craft. August 10th; to Bill and Linda Bride- this well-known eyesore. Most re-
Tim Hastings, and Lettie Roberts on son on August 11th;to Shane andTif- cently, the building was #1 "Sub"
August 10th; to Brittany Grieves, fany Smith on August 14th. Contractor.
Jamie Lee Mckenzie, Jim Surrency,
Stephanie Grieves, and Greg Odom
on August l1th; to Stacey Brown,
Gordon Dasher, D. Ray Harrison,
Jr., Jarod Ridenour, Micheller Chase, t he bs r icei t w
and Lois Elaine Bachle on August
12th; to Shirley Belanger, Georgia fo i 21 yeadngs
Mae Jenkins, Melissa Lord, and Bob
Schweiterman, Sr., on August 13th; $0of [ouricli
to Carolyn Thomas, Bo Colonge, adve i
Ryan Kincaid, Elor Travis, Kenrick
Thomas, Clint Emmons, and Zac-
chary Steck on August 14th; to Doris'5


*Experience in County Budget and the County Budgeting Process(15 + yrs.)
*Experience as a Business Manager for over 21 years
*Experience working with members of the Board of County Commissioners (15+ yrs.)
*Experience working with all the Constitutional Officers(15+ yrs.)
*Experience working with the Clerk's Finance Department (15+ yrs.)
*Experience working with County Departments and Supervisors(15 + yrs.)
*Experience in the Policies and Procedures dealing with purchasing and spending
of Taxpayer's Dollars (15 + yrs.)
*Experience in Personnel and Personnel Issues in Gilchrist County Government( 5+ yrs.)
*Voted to lower Millage Rate on Property Taxes by over 17% in last 5-6 years
Worked to help secure Sniall County Road Grants t Pave or Re-pave over
100 miles of roads in Gilchrist County with little cost to the Taxpayers
Voted to repeal Septic Tank Bill that would have cost County Taxpayers
Thousands of Dollars.
*Served as Chainran of Board of County Commissioners for 7 years
*Chairman of Nature Coast Regional Water Authority
*Chairman of Three Rivers Regional Library System for over 10 years
*Board Member of Small County Coalition Consists of 35 Small Counties in Florida -
Elected to this position by other County Commissioners in Florida
*Chairman of the Florida Assoc. of Counties Committee on Administration, Finance,
and Transportation for past 2 years. Appointed to this position by President of the
Florida Assoc. of Counties that consist of all 67 Counties in Florida
*President of the local Chapter of AARP for 3 years #1 Chapter in Florida in 2010
Past President of Gilchrist County FFA Alumni and Bell FFA Aluni
*Financial Management
*Sunshine, Public Records & Ethics Laws
*Certified County Commissioner
*Advanced County Commissioner
*Negotiation Skills
*Diversity Training
*Effective Communication
*Labor Relations
*County Government Roles and Responsibilities
*County Government Structure and Authority
*Florida's Legislative Process

I would like to clear up a Rumor that has been started by soRme ofmy non-supporters. They

THAT IS COMPLETELY UNTRUE! If elected Clerk, I want to serve the citizens of
So Gilchrist Count as long as the Voters will allow me to do so. Also, no natter who is elected

I do believe in some of the Natinal Tea Party's agenda as in Limited Federal Government,
States Rights, Fiscal Responsibility, Free Market, Individual Freedoms and Liberty, and
Personal Responsibility. 1 also believe that on the Local level that we should have Good Public
Safety, Safe Roads, and Good Schools as is listed on the Local Tea Party Website and I believe
that if you search my Voting Record as a County Commissioner that you will see that 1 have
voted on those lines. You will not see my name listed in the Local Tea Party Voter Guide as one
of their recommended Candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court and I have no problem with
that, as I have not agreed with what I think are personal agendas on the part of the Leadership
of the Local iTean Party. I did not vote to hire their recommended County Administrator selec-
tion nor did I agree to re-pave roads in Spring Ridge with General Revenue dollars as the Board
of Co. Comm. voted on a 5-0 vote to require a Special Assessment on major road improve-
ments to any subdivision. I also did not till out their Candidate Questions because I think that
the yVOTErS of Gilchristl County can vote without the assistance of the Local Tea Party.

I'TT lic:OM .idb CIII nnT pLE TEiL d nIi eOvd by RU ndx I)dCn. Re phlicIII. ti ,llleiri i ,ImI Clerk o, the circuit (o zs of


Experienced & Qualified
Leadership You Can Count On
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Lancaster is endorsed by



Florida State Attorney
Ei'.hth Judicial Circuit

"Sheree Lancaster has spent a
lifetime serving the community
and helping those around her. Her
top-notch legal experience will
be a huge asset to the people of
Gilchrist County. I am more than
happy to provide a full endorsement
for Sheree Lancaster for Gilchrist
County Judge."

Bill Cervone
State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit

Call Sheree at 352-463-1000 or 352-215-3606

ShI rIIns
S"August 14,

Sheree H.

Gichrist County Court
Gilchrist County Court

August 1I4 i



Veteran 25-Year
* Honor graduate of the University of Florida
* College of Law of the University of Florida
* Child Support Judicial Hearing Officer for
14 years
* Board Member of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit Bar Association
* Serves on Board of Directors of The
Guardian Foundation, Inc.
* Attorney for the Gilchrist County School
Board for over 22 years
* Served as Attorney for the Town of
* Attorney for the former Trenton Medical
Center, Inc.

Proven Community
* Member of Cherry Sink Church of Christ
* President and 26-year Member of Gilchrist
County Woman's Club, Inc.
* Past-President and 25-year Member of
Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce
* Member of both the Trenton & Bell FFA
* Member of the Trenton Rotary Club, Inc.
* Supports The Education Foundation of
Gilchrist County, Inc.
* Founding member of Board of Directors
of the Suwannee River Area Health
Education Center, Inc.
* Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties
Supporter and Community Advisory
Board Member

Wife, proud mother
& grandmother
Sheree Lancaster has been married for twenty-
eight years to Howell E. Lancaster, Jr. They are
the proud parents of two sons, Deen Lancaster
and his wife Lena, and Trip Lancaster and his
wife Leah. Sheree & Howell are the
proud grandparents of five grandchildren,
Matthew, Major, Mariah, Landon and Bryn
Lancaster. Although Sheree and Howell did
not have a daughter, they consider Franne
Martin and her two daughters, Lauren
Roberts and Caroline Martin, as a part of their
family. Sheree is the daughter of J.D. "Bud"
and Margaret W. Hiers of Chiefland, and the
sister of Sylvia D. Hiers-Emmons of Trenton.

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Dear Citizens of Gilchrist County:
Running for an office is a privilege and serving the residents of Gilchrist County is an honor.
Individuals who campaign for an office each bring to the table a combination of personal and
professional experiences along with their own ideas and styles of how they think an agency
should be run. Each candidate has their own unique personality, experience, and abilities that
shape.their ideas and creates their individual leadership skills.
Serving as the Sheriff presents many challenges and difficult situations that 1 am uniquely
qualified to address. My 27 years at the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office (24 years part-time/3
years full-time) has provided me the opportunity to see and learn from each administration I
have served under and to see first hand the ideas and policies that have worked well and those
that haven't. This knowledge makes me the only candidate with the experience and skills to step
into the role of Sheriff and make a difference in our community from day one.
I intend to completely restructure the chain of command at the GCSO to increase efficiency,
morale, and most importantly the quality of work product delivered to the community. 1 also
plan to evaluate all GCSO employees and determine where each is best able to serve the
residents and use each individual skill set in ways that best serve the agency and the public. Each
and every policy will be reviewed, updated, and enforced in order to allow each situation that
may arise to be handled professionally and consistently.
Additionally one of my main priorities is to work very closely with the Gilchrist County Com-
mission to provide the optimum level of service for the least, amount of cost to the taxpayers.
You can also expect exceptional communication between the GCSO and the community,
parents, schools, churches, neighboring law enforcement agencies, and the prosecutor's office.
This communication is essential to combat the drug and stealing problems that continue to
plague us. I plan to make the Sheriff's Office a strong community partner as well as keeping
every neighborhood in the County safe and.preserve our way of life.
I am not looking for a paycheck or a boost in retirement, nor am 1 planning to just sit back and
watch business as usual. I am running for sheriff because I want to make a difference in the
Sheriff's Office and because I love Gilchrist County. With your vote and support 1 will demon-
strate what a disciplined and professional law enforcement agency can do and hope to serve
Gilchrist County for many more years to come.
Thank you for your consideration in the upcoming election. Should you have any questions at
all about my plans for GCSO please don't hesitate to contact me.
Respectfully Submitted, 352-221-2494 LeonardKnucklesforSheriff.com
Leonard Knuckles

Political advertisement paid and approved by Leonard Knuckles. Republican. lor Gilchrist Count) Sherill


"I believe those who appear before the
Court seeking justice are entitled to a
fair hearing and a just decision based
upon the law and the facts before the

Soil and Water
Board Elections
I am writing this letter to address
the topic of the upcoming Soil and
Water Conservation Board Elections.
When we go to vote, we must remem-
ber who the most informed and expe-
rienced candidates are. In an anti-in-
cumbent year, we have to take in to
consideration who is currently seated
on the board and their qualifications.
The people most qualified to serve in
this position are those who work in
agriculture and understand the needs
of a modern day farmer or rancher.
The farmer IS the most knowledge-
able and original steward of the land.
Lee Deen

Opposed to Farm
to Family concert
Dear Editor,
The Lions' Club of High Springs
and Lowell Chesborough have ap-
plied to Gilchrist County for a special
use permit to allow a music park and
RV/campground to operate on a per-
manent basis in a residential area on
property owned by Mr. Chesborough
located on St. Rd. 47 and NE 30th
Street. The property is surrounded
by the residential developments of
Appaloosa Trails, Silver Ridge and
Oaks and Meadows among other
residences not included in these de-
There is a growing opposition by
the neighbors to the above referenced
proposed park. Although many of
us who oppose this park admire the
concept the Lions are presenting, it
is wholly unacceptable and incom-
patible with the neighborhood. It has
also been misinterpreted that we want
Farm to Family to not exist. This is
wholly untrue. They need to find an
music festival.
This property was developed, as
the rest of the area was, for residen-
tial use. To change the use of the land
for a commercial RV/music park is a
gross misunderstanding of the ap-
,,.propriatenefss, f..uhO a, chapge to the
area. There is also no consideration
of the impact to the immediate neigh-
We have already experienced the
noise, traffic and garbage from the
Farm to Family festivals and we
object to the concept of turning this
property into a full-time recreational
area. There are many other more ap-

* A Man who has chosen NOT TO accept any endorsements of
his candidacy for Judge from anyone because of the potential
for the appearance of future conflicts of interest when elected.
* A Man who has purposely limited his expenditures in this
campaign for advertising, signs, and campaign mail-outs
because of his sensitivity to the state of our local economy,
and his awareness and desire not to overburden the voters with
more of the same information they have already received.
* A Man you know, trust and respect, who supports Gilchrist
* A Man who will serve you as a fair and impartial Judge.
* An experienced long-time attorney with the necessary educa-
tion, ability, temperament, and common sense, who is ready to
assume the duties of this important office.
* The current City of Trenton Attorney with over 16 years expe-
rience and the Bell Town Attorney with over 10 years experi-
ence who regularly deals with
municipal ordinances which
are within the original jurisdic-
tion of the county court.
SA former "Gilchrist County
Citizen of the Year." .
* A Man who believes in spend-
ing quality time with his
family and being personally
involved in his family's activi-
SA Man who believes in cour-
tesy, respect and impartial
treatment for all under the law.
* A Man who would be honored and privileged to serve as your
next Gilchrist County Court Judge!
* A Man who respectfully requests your vote on August 14,

(352) 463-7800
Email: vote4DukcLeang(iyilahoo.com
Website: Votc4DukcLang.com

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Poliliral adverlisrment paid for and approved by David Miller (Duke) Lan9, nonpartisan, for Gilctriil CountyCourtl Judlqe- Group 1

propriate pieces of land to be had that
would give the buffer zone neces-
sary to adjoining properties. There'
are also parks ready for use: Ala-
chua County Fair Grounds, Suwan-
nee Music Park and.Hart Springs to
name a few. Gilchrist County has just
acquired the Rodeo Arena on St. Rd.
129.and is actively seeking events for
that venue.
It is also well-known that this is
Farm to Family's THIRD venue, hav-
ing been asked to leave the previous
two properties because of the noise
and traffic. We have detailed the is-
sues and our objections on the web-
site: www.stopthemusicpark.com.
Cindy and Jim Long

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Real Estate Signs
Car Tags



Make Experience Count!
Political advertisement paid for by Todd Neawon, Republican, for Clerk of Court

Please vote on August 14,

it's the Patriotic thing to do!

Vote Todd Newton

for Clerk of Court

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For Gilchrist County School Board District 2
Political Advertisremitnl paid for and approved by Mattiiew Rexroat NP for Glichrist County School Board Distlict 2

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American Legion
Post 91 Monthly
American Legion Post 91 is having
an Open House potluck lunch from
10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, Aug. 11.
This free event will be held at the
American Legion Post, which is half-
way between Bell and Trenton across
from the Field of Dreams. All vet-
erans and their families in the com-
munity are invited to come out and
fellowship with other veterans and
eat some good food. The American
Legion will be furnishing hotdogs,
hamburgers, baked beans, potato
salad, and drinks. Please bring one of
your favorite side dishes to the event
if you wish. Thank you to all who
come out to our Post every Tuesday
night for BINGO NIGHT!! Our Bin-
go Hall is smoke-free and no alcohol
is served, so we always have good
clean fun. Remember, Bingo begins
at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night.
We are still looking for recently
separated veterans who have a strong
desire to give back to their commu-
nity by promoting Americanism,
Veteran Advocacy, and, "Pride of
Ownership" in our community. Our
next monthly membership meeting is
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Dinner will
be served at 5:30 p.m. and the meet-
ing will start at 6:30 p.m. As always
our post meetings are open to the
public and we offer a full dinner for a
$5.00 donation. Visit us at our Jamer-
son-Sheffield Post 91 off of Hwy 129
between Trenton and Bell.
For God and Country,
Mark Hilliard



T' I'RSI)AY, AIJGUST 9, 2012,

Most weekdays, the Senior Cen-
ter in Trenton, and the Cruse Center,
north of Bell, offer an opportunity for
Gilchrist County seniors aged 60 or
over, to enjoy a hot lunch and good
The center in Trenton offers ex-
ercise classes, card games and other
activities. Bingo is played by a large
group on Friday mornings.
The Cruse Center is open from
10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a senior
center volunteer on duty. Card games
are mostly played, but there are other
board games. Bingo is played three
Monday nights monthly, by a group
of local seniors.
If you are a senior, and not taking
advantage of these activities, you are
missing out. Please call 352-463-
1895 for information concerning the
Trenton Center, or call 386-935-0757
for information concerning Cruse
Center activities.
Richard Esseck
Elder Options Advisory Coucil

governing board
will meet Aug. 14

The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District's Governing Board
will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9
a.m. at Dixie Plantation, 1583 Liv-
ingston Road, in Greenville, Florida.
The meeting is to consider District
business and conduct public hearings
on regulatory, real estate and other
various matters. A workshop will
be held immediately following the
On Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m.
a tentative intermediate Governing
Board meeting will be held at District
Headquarters in Live Oak.
The public should check the Dis-
trict website or contact the District to
confirm that the meeting has not been
cancelled or rescheduled.
All meetings, workshops and hear-
ings the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District Governing Board
holds are open tb the public.

Gilchrist County
to Provide CPR
Course to the
.The Gilchrist County EOC will be
providing a CPR course for the pub-
lic on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, from 6
p.m.-10 p.m. at the Emergency Op-
erations Building at 3250 N. US Hwy
129 Bell, FL 32619.
This is a perfect opportunity for
residents that want to learn life-sav-
ing CPR techniques to better prepare
themselves for an emergency event,
or for healthcare providers who need
to renew their current CPR creden-
The cost of the course is $35.00 per
person and includes a CPR card that
is valid for a period of two years from
the date of the course.
Space is limited so reserve your
seat today. *SPECIAL* Interested
participants that pre-register their
seat and pre-pay for the course will
receive $5.00 off the cost of the
For more information or to reserve
your seat contact the Gilchrist Coun-
ty Director of Emergency Operations
David Peaton at 386-935-5406.


Gilchrist County Chamber of Com-
merce Board Meeting
is Thursday, Aug. 9,12 p.m., in the
Chamber office.
Subcontracting Opportunities
Progress Energy, Trenton Opera-
tions Center. Contact LEMA Con-
struction & Developers, 1001 16th
Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
33716, Ph: 727-563-0298, Fax: 727-
563-8640, website: www.Lemacon-
The Selective Service System
is looking for men and women in
the Gilchrist County area willing to
serve as volunteer Local Board mem-
Let's Go Swimming!
Blue Springs, Ginnie Springs, and
Ellie Ray's have reopened for swim-

"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


will celebrate our

Sunday, August 19
Concert of Gospel Music featuring the
starting at 10 a.m.
followed by the dynamic preaching of former pastor
Dr. Ray Scott
Dinner on the Grounds to follow the service


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

Sunday School ....................................... 9:15 a.m.
M morning Worship ....................... ........ ............... 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 -

r New Beg inning
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 cruggles80@netzero.com

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



When I decided to run for sheriff of Gilchrist County I immediately developed a strategic plan of where I.wanted to go and how I
was going to get there. Frorrmthe beginning, my number one priority lis been andhstill is tle well-being of the entire community.
Regrettably we have candidates who are running for sheriff for the wrong reasons. 1 only mention this because I have been
troubled the last few weeks by the many promises being made to certain individuals; such as providing extra coverage to specific
neighborhoods, promises to switch parties if elected, or promises to hire select individuals if elected as sheriff. Given the chal-
lenges Gilchrist County is facing with the crime rate, drugs, and burglaries, the only promise anyone should be making is to
establish aggressive initiatives to combat these problems that plague our community. A sheriff candidate should be establishing
the right professional and ethical tone from the start and reasserting himself as the symbol of honesty, fairness and impartiality.
Gilchrist County has a lot at stake this election year and we needs a sheriff candidate who has the courage to work through the
politics and who will stand tall for what is right for the community not just a run of the mill politician who will buckle under
pressure and be controlled by small special interest groups within the community. As a sheriff elect I'm not being backed by any
special organization or group. I have not made any promises to hire or fire anyone ifl'm elected. The only guarantee I can make is
that I will surround myself with strong leaders who share the same values and beliefs that I have embraced my entire life. I will
also assure the citizens of Gilchrist County that I will develop a sheriff's office that is optimally efficient while adhering to our
legal guidelines and protecting your rights and providing the best protection to ALL OUR CITIZENS regardless of their social
status or affiliations in the community.
The next sheriff has a remarkable opportunity to do something special for our sheriff office employees and our community
members, like developing an effective sheriff's office that eagerly meets the. ever changing challenges that faces the community
and does it with unvarnished integrity and fortitude. As a lifelong member of Gilchrist County we cannot afford to have a law
enforcement leader who doesn't hold himself to a higher standard or a sheriff with an over-embellished resume who is seeking
election for reasons involving self-interest. What the community deserves is a sheriff who whole heartily cares about the future of
Gilchrist County and is absolutely committed to enhancing the quality of life and community pride. For more
information about Gabriel Martin, please take a look at my website www.gabrielforsheriff.com or contact me at
gabrielmartin4sheriff(@gmail.com or my personal cell 352-221-2375.
Best Regards,
Gabriel Martin

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Gabriel Martin, Republican, for Sheriff

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

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

$UNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WOR$HIP ...................................... 6 PM
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845

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Sunday School 9:45 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Church Office:

Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm


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Heart Matters
By Angie Land

Bless you... Around these parts counsel of the ungodly. An ungodly are doing is wrong and find ourselves God gives us the answer over im,
you can pretty much count on hearing person is one who does not fear or re- Joining in. This is a short step away the second part of this verse...to findI
that phrase if you happen to sneeze spect God, and we are instructed to from "sitting in the seat of mockers". our delight in His Word. Hear it, read'
in public. In the Middle Ages it was be careful not to take advice nor be We get comfortable and move right it and ponder it until we know how tot,
believed that a person's heart stops influenced by those who make their in with them, no longer just follow- make right decisions. Having a stan-.
during a sneeze, so the phrase "bless life choices "looking out for number ing their lead, but now encouraging dard to live by makes the way and
you" was meant to ensure the return one." others to follow ours. Honestly, I be- the decisions clearer, although not
of life or to encourage their heart to "Standing in the way of sinners" re- lieve no one sitting in the mocker'ss always easier. However, it does brine
continue beating. Webster's Diction- fers to placing yourself among those seat" made that the goal. So how relief, peace, and happiness: makes-t
ary defines the word bless as to "in- who know they are doing wrong do we get there? We arrive by not us blessed...like our hearts continu-k
yoke divine care for: to wish prosper- and have every intention of continu- having God's standard to live by...a ing to beat after a sneeze...after all
ity or happiness upon." 1 guess you ing what they are doing. If we stay solid base to determine our life deci- they really do matter!
could consider having your heart in their company very long, we risk sions when we are being pushed and Blessings, Angie
beating a priority for prosperity! losing our perspective that what they pulled in every direction.
Come to think of it, we bless lots
of other things here in the South:
our food at mealtime...we have wall To the voters of Gilchrist County: ; 'i
hangings to bless our homes...we ., *.:.. .!
even try to get away with criticizing My name is Crystal Thornton Jones. I wanted to inform you .
someone by properly blessing him that legally what QUALIFIES a person to be the Clerk of Circuit ,
or her first: "Bless her heart... she is Court is to be elected by the people. This means receiving one l
having a bad hair day!" What about more vote than the other candidates. The newly elected Clerk has i
giving someone a piece of our mind l
and calling it "blessing them out!" to complete over 200 hours of new Clerk training. It was the ;
Makes you wonder how "blessed" same for every previous Clerk in Gilchrist County. With the
they felt after it was over...So where direction our country is headed in, I feel it is extremely important
does alil ths blesint co sy arombe that we, the people...elect a Clerk with Conservative Christian
The Bible has a lot to say about be- "S
ing blessed. In fact, the Hebrew word values, a Clerk that upholds the Constitution, a Clerk that
for blessed in the Old Testament ac- believes in self-sufficiency and limited government, and a Clerk that knows the legacies of
tually means "happy". Since happi- hardwork and determination that this beautiful county was founded on. I also think it is
ness is something we all spend our important that we elect someone that is vested with Gilchrist County. My husband (Grady
lives looking for, it would be worth
our effort to hear what the Bible says Jones Jr.) and I are both natives raising two children here in Gilchrist County. I am a
makes us blessed. Psalms 1:1-2 says negotiator, problem solver, multi-tasker, critical thinker, and someone with excellent
this: intersocial skills. I will hold value in providing services to the citizens and maintaining the
"Blessed is the man who does not financial integrity of this beautiful County.
walk in the counsel of the ungodly or *
stand in the way of sinners or sit in THE CLERK'S OFFICE IS A PLACE WHERE PUBLIC TRUST AND
the seat of mockers. But his delight CONFIDENCE ARE BUILT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
is in the law of the Lord and on His Sincerely, Crystal Thornton Jones
law he meditates day and night." Sincerely, Crystal Thornton Jones
S hese veses egin by t ling Political advertisement paid and approved by Crystal Thornton Jones, Republican, for Clerk of the Court
These verses begin by telling us
what not to do in order to be happy: k *
first of all, we are not to walk in the


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Brooke's Back-to-School Special
at Klip & Kurl Salon
All student haicuts $7
Student wash, cut and light blow dry $ 10
Wax $5
Prices good thru September 30
Call Brooke at
352-463-2219- Salon 352-949-7425 Cell
to schedule an appointment

SLeft to right: Crystal Clark Rogers Gilchrist County Health Dept., Kathy Arrington Williams United States ir
Force, Julie Watson McPeake Southeast AgNet, Laura Pedersen Teague Owner Forever Flowers & Gifts

Please help me to continue this
example by electing me to
Serve as the District 3 School
Board Member.

I appreciate the consideration
That you have given me in this

S/ Michelle Walker-Crawford
Political advertisement.paid by Michelle Walker Crawford for School Board District 3

Letter of Endorsement

To the Residents of Gilchrist County,

My name is Michael Daniels and I am writing this letter concerning the race
for Sheriff in our county.

First let me tell you that I am a 28 year retired police officer. During that
time I was involved in every aspect of police work. As a homeowner in Gil-
christ County it is very important to me that we elect the right candidate for
this very important job.

After thoroughly researching each candidate let me assure you that Robert
Roux is the most qualified candidate. He has deep ties to our community, and
has shown dedication to his profession with his 27 years of law enforcement
experience. He has extensive up to date training with his department. He is
willing under the "Mutual Aid Pac" to bring in additional help from other
agencies to assist during natural disasters or if needed to combat street level
crimes, organized crime or whatever the situation calls for. Mr. Roux has
shown to me not only his capability for this very important job, but that he
has the most experience covering all aspects of law enforcement which the
other candidates just don't have.

For this reason I am endorsing Mr. Robert Roux for Sheriff of Gilchrist
County. I hope that you will take the time to come out and vote for Mr. Roux
in the'August primary.

Michael Daniels
FLPD, Retired
politicall advertisement paid oIr by Michael Daniels and approved by Robert Roux for Gilchrist County Sheriff (R)

North Florida Regional Water Supply

Partnership Stakeholder Committee

will meet August 28

Cemetery Cleaning
A (.'cnetlcry workday will be
hrhl ai the Wayfair and Townsend
c'rimtlrics on Saturday, Aug. 11,
0 I12 This workday will begin at
8 ain. a( Waylitir and continue at
T'ownsend cemetery once Wayfair
is completed. Bring tools and ya'll

the status of minimum flows and
levels (MFLs) development in the
St. Johns River and Suwannee Riv-
er water management districts and
MFL prevention and recovery work
and development of the Northeast
Florida-Southeast Georgia Regional
Groundwater Model.
The meeting is open to the public,
and there will be an opportunity for
public comment.
The stakeholder advisory com-
mittee, which was formed in May,
serves as an advisory body to offer

viewpoints from stakeholder groups
to the St. Johns River and Suwannee
River water management districts
and the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection to help address
the region's water supply issues.
The committee held its first meet-
ing June 25th, at which members of-
fered their vision for the committee
and communicated their interest in
the region's water supply issues.
For more information about the
Partnership, visit northfloridawater.



As a classroom teacher, I always encouraged my
students to become -

Useful and Productive Citizens as they
became young adults and to spend time actively
involved in their local-community, what better

way to reinforce this concept than to Lead by

example? This is my ultimate goal.

AS of Business SFCC


for Gilchrist County
Clerk of the Court

The stakeholder advisory com-
inittee to the North Florida Regional
Water Supply Partnership will meet
at 1 p.m. on August 28th in the City
Commission Chambers, Alachua
City Hall, 15100 N.W. 142nd Ter-
race, Alachua.
The agenda includes discussion
and adoption of committee operat-
ing procedures and a work plan. The
committee also will review the pro-
cess of developing a regional water
supply plan. In future meetings, the
committee will receive briefings on

Personal: Ou
Married to Mitchell Owens for 32 years. A
We have 4 grown children A
Member of the Trenton Community Church I
of the Nazarene.
Active community volunteer 4H, Safety Patrol,
Suwannee River Youth Fair

I believe that I have the desire, drive, and heart to do the job.
I htunbly ask for your support and vote during the August 14th Primary
and the November 6th General Election.
Thank you for your consideration.

susan4ccc@gmail.com 352-463-2452
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27 years of continuous employment as
a teacher in Gilchrist County
SOnly qualified candidate with a degree in business
* Funded my own campaign keeping all citizens equal
Will work to implement a user-friendly website
with improved use of technology
Will be a good steward of taxpayers' funds

Hello my ina'me is Eriibry Philman:i'Iar I''
am seeking the office of the Superintendent
Sof Schools. I am 58 years old. I am married to Pat
Hodge Philman who has been a teacher at Bell Elemen-
Si tary School for 24 years, most recently as the Librarian.
S1 have lived in Gilchrist County for many years and I
come firom a family with many ties in and around
Gilchrist County. My parents are Amos and Alene
Philman. 1 would like to apologize for not getting by
S each of your homes to ask for your vote and support.
.* My job has me leaving my home at 4:00 in the afternoon
and returning home at 4:30 in the early morning. So I
have not had much time to visit.
I entered this race to increase teacher involvement in
Decision making, to improve student discipline, increase
student achievement outside of FCAT, and to balance
instruction on basic life skills, college preparation, and
vocational education.
I would recommend a more balanced approach to instruction, to focus as much on a well-rounded
educational preparation of students for their futures as well as a re-construction of preparation for
If our students achieve to their highest potential, our organization succeeds. Whether in the front of
the classroom or working to support those on the front line, 1 believe each system employee should be
motivated and rewarded for their contribution to our students as individuals and our schools.
Common Core Standards in our schools provide consistency in what students are expected to learn.
It also provides parents an understanding of what their children are expected to learn.
So let's give our teachers our support and our trust that they can teach our kids without being micro
I will encourage parents to get involved in their child's education. Take some time to volunteer in
our school, attend programs that already exist such as Accelerated reader and families building better
learners. We all need to communicate and my door will always be open to teachers, support staff,
students, and parents. (Go by the Superintendent's office and find out what you need to do to volun-
teer in our schools).
I will take my oath to serve the students and citizens of Gilchrist County as Superintendent as
seriously as 1 take my oath to my Country and my God.
I have exceptional personal relations skills to serve the various groups of the school system:
whether it is students and their parents, school system personnel and member of the community. I
would also like the opportunity to apply my business and management skills to the challenges facing
our school system.
I want to be an advocate for all staff, both professional and support. I want each employee to feel
appreciated and necessary to the success of our students' achievements.
I would appreciate your support and your vote on August 14th. Thank you.
Most importantly, I feel a superintendent must be able to listen to all affected parties before
decisions are made which include teacher, support staff, administrators, parents, and students.
I do not feel, at this time and regardless of achievement attained, that the superintendent, school
board members, or school system administrators should receive an increase in pay until all system
employees receive an increase in pay, nor will 1 support extension of our school day or school
calendar, because it would require additional budgetary outlay in this time of shrinking resources.
I will involve teachers, administrators, and employees in the process of hiring new people. I will be
fair and straightforward to all who seek employment in our school system.
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Gilchrist County Democratic Party
will hold meeting on Aug. 16

The Gilchrist County Democratic Party, will hold their next monthly
meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16th, at 6 p.m.
The locatiori is the Gilchrist County Commission Building, 210 South
Main Street, Trenton.
All registered Democrats in Gilchrist County, and anyone else that is
interested, are encouraged to attend.
This will be a congratulations reception for all of our Democratic candidates
who win on Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Primary Election, and those Democrats
who did not have a primary challenger.
This will also be our first planning meeting for the General Election.
For more information please contact, Richard Block at 352-658-3670 or
email kg4chw@arrl.net

Gilchrist County 4-H members that recently attended Florida 4-H Congress: front row, Allison Green,
Karina Turner, Spencer Hewitt, Erin Jones, Chandler Ash DeCubellis; back row, Austin Thomas, Tucker
McDaniel, Allie Madlem, Nelson Turner.
Local 4-H members attend Florida 4-H
Congress at the University of Florida



Gilchrist County Commissioner

O District 3
Many folks have already cast their votes for the primary election, and others continue to do so with early
voting now underway. I am somewhat of a traditionalist and as such will cast my vote on August 14th at
my local precinct. Regardless of when, where, ard who you decide to vote for, the important part is that
we vote. I remain hopeful that this election year will be one that shows the American people are paying
attention, and that they will research the candidate qualifications, and elect who they truly feel will serve
them best at the national, state, and local level. I am humbled and very thankful for the encouragement
and support I have received during my campaign thus far. If you are still undecided on your choice for
Gilchrist County Commissioner, District 3, I would appreciate your consideration.
Thank you.
Proven Leadership *
SCommitted to our Community *

Personal Background
Married to Cindy 22 years
Children Jordan, Jesse, Sunny, Samuel, Susannah, Nathan, Nolan, & Zeke
Youth Leader Fanning Springs Community Church
Republican Fiscal & Social Conservative
Member and supporter of the NRA
Volunteer (Coach).- Suwannee Valley Leagues
Professional Experience
Founder/Owner of Gray Construction Services, Inc. 11 years
23 years of experience in the commercial construction industry
2008 Business of the Year Gilchrist County Chamber
Served 2010 Gilchrist County Visioning Committee
Served Gilchrist County, Construction Licensing Board
Served Two-term Director, Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce
Served President, Trenton Rotary Club (2005-06)
Board of Directors Drummond Community Bank
Board of Directors Builders Association of North Central Florida
Contact: Todd Gray 222-1074 (cell)
Political advertisement paid for by Todd Gray for County Commissioner District 3 (R)

a red ribbon for her food preparation
demonstration; Erin Jones earned
a white ribbon for her speech; Allie
Madlem also earned a white ribbon
for her health demonstration. Other
4-H members attending Congress
included Allison Green of the Gator
Country 4-H Club, Austin Thomas
of the Spring Ridge 4-H Club, and.
Nelson Turner of the Mossy Oaks 4-
H Club.
One of the highlights of the week
was having one of our Gilchrist
4-H members elected to the state
office team! Chandler Ash is the
newly elected Florida 4-H Sergeant
at Arms! Chandler is the first state
officer Gilchrist County has had in
many years. As state Sergeant at
Arms, Chandler will make sure state
meetings run smoothly and will chair
state-wide 4-H committees. Congrat-
ulations to all of our Gilchrist County
4-H members for doing a fantastic
job representing the county at State
4-H Congress!

Vote and Re-Elect

Kenrick D. Thomas

Gilchrist County Commissioner
District 5 on August 14

Chandler Ash is the newly elected
Florida 4-H Sergeant at Arms.

This is the last week before the election on August 14th. I have
been out seeing as many people as I can and if I missed you don't
think that I don't need your support. If you call I will come by at
your convenience. As your commissioner I have worked hard the
last 7 1/2 years to help you. I will not pat myself on the back. What
I have done to support our youth and senior citizens comes with
the job. I enjoy what I do and I will continue to serve you, with your
God has blessed me and the citizens of Gilchrist County, for that I
am forever grateful.
Thank you fo your support,
Kenrick D. Thomas
Home PH: 352-463-6101
Cell PH: 352-214-3977
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Once again Gilchrist County 4-H
Club members shined at Florida 4-
H Congress and this time they really
outdid themselves. Last week at the
University of Florida nine Gilchrist
4-H'ers participated in the premier
state 4-H event, stayed in the college
dorm rooms and played the role of
college students for the week. Part of
the five day event was state competi-
tions in public speaking, demonstra-
tions, posters, and photography. Al-
lie Madlem of the SWAT 4-H Club
won first place in the state poster con-
test. Chandler Ash of the Flatwoods
Friends and SWAT 4-H Clubs won
first place with his demonstration on
how tobacco companies market to
children in the Consumer Education
category. Tucker McDaniel of the
Mossy Oaks and SWAT 4-H Clubs
earned a red ribbon on his demon-
stration on turning wood; Spencer
Hewitt of the Spring Ridge 4-H Club
earned a red ribbon for her nutrition
demonstration; Karina Turner earned




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SVP Begins rehearsals for

"Cry of the Banshee"

Suwannee Valley Players have
Started rehearsals for their upcoming
fall show, "Cry of the Banishee" by
fTim Kelly. "Ci- of the Banshee" is a
:story loosely based on an Edgar Al-
.len Poe story of the same title. In 16th
-.century Ireland, a cruel Lord Edward
'Whitman seeks to destroy the "ban-
j, shee cult" of a powerful witch, but
she puts a curse on his family. Gen=
r'erations later, Whitman Manor has
been moved stone by stone to Ameri-
'ca and the last of the family, a young
.*'brother and sister, seek to escape the
,curse But stalking the house, even
i. n modern times, is an ancient spirit
!'or sidhe, a thing that can never die,
i 'which has taken on human form. Its
.name is Roderick, and he has no idea
t.. lt.lie isn't a man of flesh and blood.
A.-\1M. he's in love with the sister,
whom he plans to marry! Things go
,awry on the anniversary of the curse
when Oona's descendant, a dealer in

witchcraft t, arrives at the house and
commands the sidle to begin its evil.
Will the last of llte Whitnini's be
able to escape thet trt otfl itheI ban
shee curse? Save the dtles and make
your plans to attend the ('hif 'lTeatlcr
and lind out howh this tliillei ends.
Slhow dates l'e esr licdtilcld I[or Sep-
tember 14, 15, ld. 21, 22, and 23rd;
times are 8 p),m, on IFriday and Satur-
day and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets
will be available August 20th( at our
ticket location, Curves of Chielland,
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m., and at the theater box office
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings from 6:30 p.m to 9 p.m. Ticket
prices are $10 general admission, $8
seniors, military and students, and
$5 for under 12. For more informa-
tion please contact us through our
email at suwanneevalleyplayers@
gmail.com or Becky Gill at Curves
of Chiefland.

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Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
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7:00 TES Open House Grades 3-5
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8/29 12:45 Early Release
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The current Suzwannee River Fair barn was reportedly built in Fanning Springs around 1952.

Gilchrist County donates $3,100

to Suwannee River Fair for new

facility project

The Gilchrist County Commission-
ers stepped on-board the Suwannee
River Fair wagon Monday as they
voted to give the Fair a $3,100 dona-
tion to assist with permit fees for a
new facility.
Loran Brookins, president of the
not-for-profit youth fair, and Hugh
Thomas, secretary/treasurer of the
Fair, attended the Gilchrist County
Commission meeting to request funds




County Commissioner

District 3

Hello Friends, Neighbors and Citizens of Gilchrist County ,
My name is Horace Hart. I am 54 years old and a fourth generation resident of
Gilchrist County and District 3. I am a Christian, Conservative, Republican Candi-
date running for the seat of County Commissioner of District 3.
My wife, Brenda, and I have been married for 36 years and together we have raised
6 children. We also have 3 grandchildren.
I have been serving the citizens of Gilchrist County for the past 29+ years with the
Gilchrist County School Board's Transportation Department.
I would appreciate your vote and the opportunity to continue serving the county in
a new role as your County Commissioner of District 3.
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Loran Brookins
to help the fair association meet the
permitting fees in the City of Fanning,
Brookins told the commission that
the City of Fanning Springs donated
their portion of the permitting fees to


the Suwannee River Fair, and Levy
and Dixie County Commissioners
had approved donations of $3,100
The fair president explained that
if Gilchrist County could donate
$3,100 as well, then the Fair would
be able to pay the permit fees in full,
which would allow for construction
of a new 1,500 seat facility.
Brookins had met with Walt Brown
of Florida Municipal Services, a Ho-
mosassa-based company that sub-
contracts the City of Fanning Springs
building department services. Brown
refused to waive the fee, which was
estimated at $8,800. This made it
necessary for Brookins to ask the lo-
cal governments to step up and make
a donation to the Suwannee River
At Monday's meeting, Commis-
sioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. asked
Brookins about the proposed new
facility. Brookins responded that the

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United for Excellence!

A vote for Christie McElroy on August 14 is a vote for:
E EDUCATION A Proven Educator
B COMMUNITY A Community of Caring
E INVESTMENT Our Children's future
f CHANGE Enhancements through collaboration and communication
E( FISCAL CONSERVATISM Working within budget constraints in
uncertain economic times
[' PROVEN LEADERSHIP Leading with dignity and respect
Ef EXCELLENCE United for schools, students, and staff

My belief is based in the conviction that there is
no greater professional calling and no place one
can make a greater impact than by investing in
the future of our children. My desire is to lead
Gilchrist County to new educational heights.
Please vote Christie McElroy on August. 14th.
Together, we can be UNITED FOR
Sw c b NED Alyssa, Christie, Michael and Brandon

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blueprints for the new facility should
be received soon.
"This will be a nice multi-func-
tional facility that we hope the three
counties can use," Brookins said. "It
will be air-conditioned and located in
the same area that the current show
arena is at."
Commissioner Harrison made a
motion to approve the $3,100 dona-
tion to the Suwannee River Fair As-
sociation for permitting fees for the
new facility. Commissioner Kenrick
Thomas agreed, as the board ap-
proved the donation, which will be
taken from the General, Fund during
the current 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County
administrator, reported that Gilchrist
County has offered to have the county
building official review and inspect
construction of the new facility and
waive the fees for the Suwannee Riv-
er Fair Association. He explained that
because the City of Fanning Springs
is currently under contract with Mu-
nicipal Services, Walt Brown would
be involved in the inspection of the
new facility.
The fair president reported in mid-
July that the Anderson family of Di-
xie County had approached the Su-
wannee River Fair about building a
new metal pavilion for the 2013 fair.
The new facility, will replace the
current Suwannee River Fair barn,
which was reportedly built in 1952.
The new Suwannee River Fair facil-
ity is expected to be completed by
the 2013 Fair which will be held in

Page Nine



To the Citizens of
Gilchrist County -
As the primary elec-
tion is upon us, I
want to thank the
Gilchrist County
Community for their
support and assis-
tance in my endeavor
to seek the office of

Elect Tracey

Clerk of the
Circuit Court

Clerk of the Circuit Court. I have had the fortunate opportunity to
meet many of you and can honestly say that I have gained valuable
knowledge and consider this experience an honor. As August 14th
approaches, I ask that you consider mypast experience and my commit-
ment to provide you with extraordinary customer service when select-
ing your Democratic candidate. I appreciate your consideration and
vote in the primary election.
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Gilchrist County implemented
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* City Attorney for City of Trenton, Florida from 1995 to
present and Town Attorney for Town of Bell, Florida from
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*Vast range of experience and knowledge in dealing with
legal matters directly affecting our citizens at the County
Court level.
* Numerous hours of pro bono representation provided to
deserving clients without cost.
* Thorough knowledge of the duties of the-County Court
Judge and ready to assume this important office.
* Graduate of Gilchrist County Public Schools.
* Graduate of Lake City Community College.
* Graduate ofThe Florida State University.
* Graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing,
* Chosen as Gilchrist County Citizen of the Year.
*Strong supporter of our youth including Suwannee River
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* 57 years of age, married to
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"I believe in spending quality time with family and
being personally involved in my family's activities. I also
believe in courtesy, respect and impartial treatment for
all under the law, holding steadfast to the knowledge that
the County Court is truly the people's court. I respectfully
request your support and vote in the upcoming election."

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Character Council's Personality of the Month

By Geneva Cornwell
As our focus this summer continues,
with the highlight of leadership
perspectives we look this month at
what it is which makes up a server.
Those who have the innate gifting
of service are very attentive and meet
the practical needs of others, while
freeing them to accomplish their
goals, and investing time and energy
in their success.
When an individual has a true
desire to serve he/she will supply
their time and energy willingly for
the advancement of another person
or cause.
When one is in service to another,
that person does all one can to comply
toward the wishes of the one being
When one serves another, that

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person uses his/her gifts and talents
in such a way as to make the other
person look good. The true servant

The Great Suwannee

River Cleanup will

kickoff Sept. 8

Submitted by Fritzi Olson
For two years running, Current
SProblems has collaborated with the
SSuwannee River Wilderness Trail to
coordinate cleanup of the Suwannee
River from the Georgia state line
to the Gulf of Mexico. Each year
hundreds of volunteers worked
tirelessly along the shorelines, from
boats, from kayaks, and on scuba to
remove literally tons of trash!
The 2012 cleanup will occur
during a three-month window from
September through November along
both the Suwannee River and the
Santa Fe River.
If you can't participate but would
still like to support this effort, the
partnership is looking for sponsors
to help out with expenses and will
gladly accept in-kind donations. Call
or e-mail Fritzi to learn more about
sponsorship opportunities.
A kickoff celebration will be held
on September 8 from 10 a.m. until

Senior & Veteran
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2 p.m. at the U.S. 47 Bridge public
park south of Fort White. We'll have
food, for all. Come out and join the
fun as we celebrate the beginning
of the 3rd Annual Great Suwannee
River Cleanup!
If you have questions or need
assistance, please contact Current
Problems' Executive Director Fritzi
Olson at 352-264-6827 or e-mail her
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getting a project completed; one who
does work in the background and
understands that it does not matter
who gets the credit for a job well
Being a servant is a respectful
and useful position, which promotes
interest and happiness in the lives of
This month the Character
Council would like to highlight Ms.
Wilma Mattucci, as she serves our
community as the head librarian of
the Gilchrist County Public Library,
located on Main Street, in Trenton.

Due to her husband's ill health, he
and Ms. Wilma arrived in the county
in 1989 from Long Island, New York.
(He passed away 9 years later.)
Mattucci was hired as the head
librarian in 1991. She loves her job
and believes that being of service to
others is her number one priority. She
related that, "It's a biblical thing to
give rather than receive, and others
should always come first."
To Mattucci serving others is such
a natural, normal thing, that her smile
is contagious, for she feels that "being
cheerful as one serves others, makes
a glad heart."

Many people come to the library
just to have someone to listen, and
Ms. Wilma does just that, and gives
advice, only if it is asked for.
There is a month-long program
each summer, and Mattucci simply
loves working with the volunteer
She knows by their attitude in
serving that they are achieving
something in their lives. She
mentioned that with "all the effort
the nine teens have to put forth in
the program, they are proving how
wonderful it is to be of service to
others, especially young children and

pre-teens, with all the preparation it
takes for puppet shows, storytelling
time, crafts, and, most of all, listening
to the children."
Yes, Wilma Mattucci enjoys
She would like to invite anyone
reading this article to come and stop
by and see the improvements in the
library. And for anyone who does
not own a computer and would like
to learn how to use the Internet, there
are free classes. There is no fee to use
any one of the nine computers at the
Stop by the library today!




Date: August 9, 2012
Name of Responsible Entity: Town of Bell
Address: 3240 W. Railroad Lane
Bell, FL 32619
Telephone Number: (352) 463-6288
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Bell.
On or about September 1, 2012, the Town of Bell will submit a request to the Florida Departnient of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the
release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as
amended, to undertake a project to make the following improvements:
Service Area #1 Myrtle Street Repaving Service Area
03K Street Improvements Repaving Involves repaving approximately 2,510 linear feet of roads within Service Area #1. The following
streets within the Myrtle Street Repaving Service Area will be paved:
Oak Avenue between Main Street and Cedai Street;
Sanders Street between Oak Avenue and Pine Avenue;
Myrtle Street between Oak Avenue and Pine Avenue; and
Cedar'Street between Oak Avenue and Pine Avenue.
Service Area #1 is bound on the north by Oak Avenue, on the south by Pine Avenue, on the east by the eastern right of way Cedar Street,
and on the west by the rear property line of the residences on the west side of Sanders Street.
Service Area #2 Wesley Avenue New Paving Service Area
03K Street Improvements New Paving Involves constructing approximately 4,260 linear feet of new paved roads with the Wesley
Avenue Service Area. The following streets within the Wesley Avenue New Paving Service Area will be paved:
Wesley Avenue between Kushmer Street and the eastern Town limits;
Kushmer Street between East Bell Avenue and Wesley Avenue;
Adams Street between East Bell Avenue and Wesley Avenue; and
Hough Street between East Bell Avenue and Wesley Avenue.
Service Area #2 is bound on the north by Wesley Avenue, on the south by East Bell Avenue, on the east by the rear property lines of the
residences on the east side of Hough Street, and on the west by the rear property line of the residences on the west side of Kushmer Street.
Service Area #3 Bell Town Park Service Area
S03F Parks and Playgrounds Involves upgrading the existing pavilion in Bell Town Park to include upgrading the roofing support
structure such as sheathing, beams, rafters and connectors. Bell Town Park is located on the west side of Paris Street in the central section
of the Town.
Unmet Need:
Service Area #4 27th Way. New Paving Service Area
03K Street Improvements New Paving Involves constructing approximately 2,730 linear feet of new paved roads within Service Area
#4. The following streets within the 27th Way, New Paving Service Area will be paved:
27th Way (a U shaped street) between the east intersection with NW 5th Street and the western intersection ofNW 5th Street.
Service Area #4 is bound on the north by the rear property lines of the homes located on the northern segment of 27th Way, on the south by
NW 5th Street, on the east by the rear property lines of the residences on the east side of 27th Way, and on the west by the rear property line
of the residences on the west side of 27th Way.
Service Area #5 Gassett Street Repaving Service Area
03K Street Improvements Repavine'- Involves repaving approximately 1,780 linear feet of roads within Service Area #5. The following
streets within the Gassett Street Paving Service Area will be repaved:
Gassett Street between East Bryant Avenue and East Strickland Avenue;
Bryant Avenue between North Main Street and Jones Street;
Patton Avenue between North Main Street and the eastern dead end; and
Railroad Avenue between North Main Street and the eastern dead end.
Service Area #5 is bound on the north by the rear property lines of the residences located on the north side of Bryant Avenue, on the south
by Strickland Avenue, on the east by the rear property lines of the residences on the east side of Gassett Street, and on the west by the
eastern right of way of North Main Street.
Service Area #6 Rosemary Circle New Paving Service Area
03K Street Improvements New Paving Involves constructing approximately 1,800 linear feet of new paved roads within Service Area
#6. The following street within the Rosemary Circle New Paving Service Area will be paved:
Rosemary Circle between NW 20th Street and the cul-de-sac
Service Area #6 is bound on the north by NW 20th Street, on the south by rear property lines of the homes on the south end of the Rose-
mary Circle cul-de-sac, on the east by the rear property lines of the residences on the east side of Rosemary Circle, and on the west by the
rear property line of the residences on the west side of Rosemary Circle.
Service Area #7 Oak Circle New Paving Service Area
03K Street Improvements New Paving Involves constructing approximately 1,650 linear feet of new paved roads within Service Area
#7. The following street with the Oak Circle New Paving Service Area will be paved:
Oak Circle between NW 20th Street and the cul-de-sac
Service Area #7 is bound on the north by NW 20th Street, on the south by rear property lines of the homes on the south end of the Oak
Circle cul-de-sacs, on the east by the rear property lines of the residences on the east side of Oak Circle, and on the west by the rear prop-
erty lines of the residences on the west side of Oak Circle.
CDBG Funds $600,000.00
The Town of Bell has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental
Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is
contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad Lane, Bell, FL 32619 and may be examined
or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Dan Cavanah, Town Manager, 3240 W. Railroad Lane, Bell,
FL 32619. All comments must be received by August 25, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to the Town of Bell requesting a
release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
The Town of Bell certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Thomas Brown in his capacity as Mayor
consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental
review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under
NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Bell to use the CDBG funds.
DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Bell certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated
submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification
was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Bell; (b) the Town of Bell has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or
finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24
CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of lifunds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has
submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and
submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida I)cpartment of
Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program Section, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassec, Florida 32399-6508. lPotential objectors
should contact the Town of Bell to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Thomas Brown, Mayor
Environmental Certifying Official

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Mark the calendar...

Dates for the 2013 Suwannee River Fair

As summer draws to an end, it is
time to start preparations for the 2013
Suwannee River Fair.
The General Meeting for the Su-
wannee River Fair & Livestock As-
sociation will be held on Tuesday,
Aug. 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwan-
nee River Shrine Club*; 7821 High-
way 26; Fanning Springs. Elections
for seats on the Board of Directors
will be held at this meeting.
Please make a note of the change
of venue for this meeting
The Dixie County seats that are to
be filled are currently held by: Gene
Faircloth and Greg Sanchez.
The Levy County seats that are to
be filled are currently held by: Frank
Dola and Vadin Barber.
The Gilchrist County seats that
are to be filled are currently held'
by: Michelle Walker-Crawford and
Earl (Peewee) Jones. The Director
at Large seat will also be filled and
it is currently held by Hugh Thomas.
Nominees must be present. You must

be a fair member to vote.
Membership: Members must be
at least 18 years old. Students grade
K-12 or home-schooled equivalent
in Dixie, Levy or Gilchrist counties
are not eligible to be members. The
annual dues are $5.00 per person.
payable to the Suwannee River Fair.
Dues can be submitted at the General
Meeting or mailed to: P O Box 252,
Trenton, FL 32693. If you choose to
submit your dues by mail, please be
sure to include your name, address,
telephone and the county in which
you live. Only members in good
standing will be eligible,to vote (dues
paid before or at the General Meet-
A second meeting will be held on
September 11th to review changes
to the fair rules for 2013 and to ad-
dress questions. This meeting will be
held at Hudson Properties Meeting
Room which is located at: 124 North
Main Street, Chiefland (between Su-
wannee Valley Internet and Farmer's
Furniture). The board would like to


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and parents to attend this meeting.
T'he Board of IDirectors and Show
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August 28th @ 7:00 pm Suwan-
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6th grade students

at Trenton will use

Harrell named eReaders

Citizen of the


Mike Harrell, who has served as
the Commandant for the Tri-County
Detachment Marine Corps League
1018, until this year, also volunteers
for Haven Hospice and presents
Haven patients with a certificate, lapel
pin, and card from the Haven staff
and volunteers in appreciation for
their military service to our country.
In full dress uniform, the patient and
families are very appreciative of this
recognition from Haven. Traveling
numerous miles in some cases, this
task is very important to Mike. These
recognition are done in the Haven
Care Center, nursing facilities, and in
private homes. Photos are given to the
patient and families of this event for
their memory books. Having served
as a Sergeant in the Marines from
1965-1969, Mike began his basic
training in Parris Island and served
a combat tour in Vietnam in various
locations for 13 months. Finishing
his time in the military, Mike worked
as a welder and as a heavy equipment
operator until he retired. Being a fifth
generation Floridian from Orlando.
Mike, moved to the Dixie Coun:.
area six years ago and lives in the 01-
Town area with his wife, Shirley. "

Sixth grade students in Janice
Grant's class at Trenton Middle
School will be using eReaders in-
stead of textbooks during the 2012-
2013 school year.
According to Superintendent Don
Thomas, use of the eReaders this year
is part of a pilot program the Gilchrist
County School District is implement-
ing to find out how durable the Nook
eReaders will be.
The move to digital textbooks is
fueled by the Florida Department
of Education's push that schools
throughout Florida begin adopting
all-digital textbooks by 2015-2016
and to test more students online.
"We know this is the direction we
are going." Thomas said. "Eventually
all of the textbooks our students use
will be on eReaders. Backpacks will
soon be a little lighter."
Thomas explained that school of-
ficials will be able to see how well
the eReaders hold up and how long
the battery life is based on the pilot

study in Ms. Grant's class at Trenton
Middle School.
Similar digital textbook pilot pro-
grams were initiated during the 2011-
2012 school year in Broward and
Sarasota counties.
Thomas said one of the reasons
Ms. Grant's class was chosen to try
out the eReaders is because she is
considered tech savvy.
The school district will provide the
students with eReaders.

BHS grad

awarded KFC


SElli Carranza
Bell High School graduate Elli Car-
ranza, is one of 75 exceptional high
school seniors named to the seventh
annual class of KFC Colonel's Schol-
ars. Elli will begin his freshman year
at University of Florida where he is
pursuing a degree in Computer Engi-
neering, thanks to a scholarship pro-
vided by the Kentucky Fried Chicken
Foundation. More than 80,000 high
school seniors applied to join this
year's class of Colonel's Scholars and
75 have been selected to receive up
to $20,000 each in scholarship funds.
The program founded to honor the
memory of -Colonel Harland Sand-
ers seven years ago has now awarded
more than $10 million in scholar-
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pursue Bachelor's degrees.

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Use only a #2 pencil or a blue or black pen,.
If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot.
If you erase or make other mark, your vote may not count.
(Vote for One) (Vote
) Glenn A. Burkett DEM C-) Sheree H. Lancast
i) Bill Nelson DEM C David Miller (Duke)
(Vote for One) I Eor e)
C Aaron Bosshardt DEM (3 Robe Clemon
) Andrew Morey DEM C_) Lana Hags
(Vote for One) BOARD DISTRICT 3
OVerna Mae Eady-Wilson DEM (Vote for One)
CD Susan P. Owens DEM i Burke
CTracey Wilkerson DEM )V annon
SHERIFF chelle Walker-Crawford
(Vote for One)
UCharles Risk, Jr.
C Robert (Bobby) Schultz
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C) Ronda Adkins EM
OChristie L. McElroy DEM
C3 Emory J. Phllman DEM

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AUGUST 14, 2012
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C-)Kenrlck D. Thomas REP
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(Vote for One)
C)Sheree H. Lancaster
D David Miller (Duke) Lang
(Vote for One)
) Robert B. Clemons
ODLana Cherle Hastings
C Matthew Rexroat /
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O Dermot Burke
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( Dave Weldon REP
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C) James Jett REP
C )Steve Oalrlch REP
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C)Ted Yoho REP
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C Randy Durden
C) Crystal Thornton Jones
C -Todd Newton REP
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( Gabriel Martin REP
C Robert C. Roux, Jr. REP
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h- David Miller (Duke) Lang
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O Robert B. Clemons
0 Lana Cherle Hastings
C ) Matthew Rexroat
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Floridians Reminded to Bring Identification When Voting
97.8535 (3)(a) The following forms of identification shall be considered current and valid if
they contain the name and photograph of the applicant and have not expired:
1. Florida Driver's License
2. United States passport.
3. Debit or credit card.
4. Military identification
5. Student identification.
6. Retirement center identification
7. Neighborhood association identification.
8. Public assistance identification.
**IfIdentification is not provided, you are required to vote a Provisional Ballot. **

Connie D. Sanchez
Supervisor of Elections,
Gilchrist County

Voter Fraud Warning
If you commit or attempt to commit any fraud in connection with voting,
you can be convicted of a felony of the third degree, fined up to $5,000,
and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years.,

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The Accu-Vote optical scan unit reads all ballots that are marked by an oval.
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Early Voting and Absentee Ballots:

Early Voting Begins Saturday, August 4

and Ends Saturday, August 11
Open 7am-7-pm Daily
(Except Sunday, which is llam-Spm)

You may write or call for an absentee ballot. Voted absentee
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Web-site www.votegilchrist.com For Form!!
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352-463-3194 or Toll Free: 800-471-8083
Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office
112 South Main Street, Room 128
Trenton, FL 32693
Connie Sanchez, Tracy Ridgeway,, and Lisa Slaughter
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* Shoes must be worn by all students at all times except at the
discretion of the teachers. Appropriate shoes must be worn
during physical education classes. Flip-flops or backless san-
dals are not allowed in elementary classes.
* Tops and bottoms (items of clothing) must meet. Clothing shall
be neither loose nor tight fitting to an extent that they reveal
underclothing or inappropriate body areas.
* Headgear, to include, but not limited to hats, caps, hoodies
and sunglasses may be worn on campus but not in the build-
* Shorts, skirts and dresses should not be more than approxi-
mately five inches above the top of the knee cap when stand-
ing, even when worn over leggings. Holes, rips, tears, etc. with
exposed skin in shorts, pants, skirts etc. shall not be more
than five inches above the knee cap.
* Spaghetti straps/halter tops/strapless tops or tank top shirts
and dresses shall not be worn unless covered at all times by
another shirt/sweater. Tops shall not be loose, tight fitting, or
low cut to an extent that they reveal underclothing or inappro-
priate body areas.
* Pajamas shall not be worn (to include fleece bottoms).
* Clothing may not contain words or pictures which are degrad-
ing or distracting. Headgear is included.
* Clothing shall not be worn in a manner that depicts gang sym-
bols or affiflation. (This includes slogans or references to to-
.bacco, sex, drugs, alcohol, gangs, cults, racist or sexist ori-
ented sayings or pictures.)
* Belt chains or wallet chains may not be worn on school
* Any questionable clothing will be reviewed by the Principal/
designee for a decision regarding appropriateness and parent/
guardian may be called.

One of the best ways to insure a student's success is to insure that
the student is in school everyday! Studies show that poor academic
performance is closely related to a student's daily attendance.
Please,review the following attendance-related information:
* If a student is absent, the student must make up the work.
* An excused absence will be granted for personal illness or death
of immediate family, established religious holiday and for emergen-
cies approved by the principal.
* A note must be provided for the absence within three days upon
return to school or the absence will be unexcused.
* Unexcused absences include shopping trips, suspensions, vaca-
tions, truancy, or other avoidable absences.
* Upon the sixth absence, (excused or un excused) in a grading
period, the student shall fail the class unless they pass a mastery
test. A student must have a passing grade in the class before being
eligible to take the mastery test. A zero will be assigned for any
work not made up.
* School related activities are not considered an absence
* Any Family trip must have PRIOR administrative approval for the
absence to be excused.
* Notes will be accepted from parents for five absences for each 18
-week grading period. All absences over five in the 18-week grading
period will require further documentation. (i.e. medical provider,
religious official, funeral notice, etc.)
* Administration will have the final decision regarding all absences.

Students may have a cell phone at school, but it must be off
and out of sight. The cell phone policy applies to all functions of
the phone to include but not limited to texting, videoing, games,
internet use, downloading music, etc. The cell phone must be off
and out of sight from the time you enter a bus or school campus in
the morning until the last bell rings at the close of the school day or
until you step off the bus in the afternoons. If a student breaks the
new cell phone rule, the student will be asked to hand over the cell
phone immediately and the parent will be contacted and asked to
pick the phone up from administration. Consequences for break-
ing the cell phone policy could result in not being able to bring a
cell phone to school and possible suspension/expulsion.

Bell High School offers the following programs:
Academy of Health Related Professions Agriscience; Criminal Jus-
tice; & Business Technology
Trenton High School offers the following programs:
Academy of Construction & Engineering; Drafting; Business Tech-
nology; Agriscience; Teacher Assisting.
For more information, please contact your high school guidance
counselor or Director of Secondary Education, Janet Bradley
Superintendent: Don Thomas
Assistant Superintendent: Ronda Parrish


13-17 .

Teacher Work Day

20 ........ First Day Students
29 ........ Early Release

3 . .... . .
19 . .. .. .
20 ........
8-12 ......
18 ........
19 ....... .
19 ........
30 ........
12 ....... .
20 ........
2 1 ........
22 ........
23 ........

Holiday / Labor Day
Early Release
.Progress Reports

FCAT Retakes
Early Release
Teacher Work Day
Student Holiday
Report Cards

Holiday / Veteran's
Progress Reports


Early Release
Holiday / Thanksgiving

10-14 ......EOC Exams
19; 20; 21 . Early Release
22-31 ..... Holiday / Christmas Break

For more information
check out our website



Full Pay

(PreK-5) (6-12) (Adults)
Breakfast .300 $2.00 $2.15 $2.65
Lunch .400 $2.25 $2.65 $3.40

Ala Carte Milk 8 oz all flavors


For more information contact
Dana Tucker at 352-463-3200


A = 100-90
B = 89-80

S 79-70
S 69-60

F = 59-0


Gilchrist County Schools provide a regular,
standard diploma, special diploma, performance
-based diploma, and accelerated three-year
graduation options. See your school's guidance
counselor for more information.

For any questions regarding bus schedules or
bus routes, please call the transportation office
at 352-463-3230.

Contact your school guidance counselor or visit our website at
www.gilchristschools.org for information on any of the Special Pro-
grams listed below.
Students with Disabilities
If your child has a disability, lives in the Gilchrist County, is between
the ages of 3 and 21, and has not graduated from high school, (s)he
may be entitled to receive educational services beginning at the age
of 3.
The student is identified as gifted in Florida as "one who has the su-
perior intellectual development, is capable of high performance, and
requires expanded educational challenges."
Our school district has been providing high quality Prekindergarten
programs since 1988. All of our prekindergarten classes are a blend
of three and four year olds who qualify for PreK through programs:
* Voluntary PreK
* Students with Disabilities
SSchool Readiness
* Parent Full Pay
* United Way Grant

Please contact Patricia Powers at 352-463-4408 or email at
powersp@mygcsd.org for information regarding:
* Supplementary Educational Services (free tutoring) at Bell and
Trenton Elementary eligible level 1 and 2 students
* Homeless Education
* Migrant Education
* How to obtain a copy or submit input regarding a School Improve-
ment Plan, District Improvement Plan, LEA Plan, or a specific project
* Parental involvement opportunities, how to give input on parental
involvement. Set-aside or policy
* Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRC's)
* Scheduling a Title I meeting
* grant-related information or NCLB information
* Website
* How to request information on your child's teacher
Physical Education Waivers: for information regarding Physical Edu-
cation Waivers contact your school guidance department.

Gilchrist County School District has a Student Information System
called SKYWARD. Skyward includes a Family Access portal for par-
ents and guardians. Each parent has a secure, unique ID number and
password that must be used to access this data. Family Access infor-
mation will be provided to parents at the Open House nights at each
of our schools. The required application for Family Access will also be
available at the front desk of your student's school and it is available
online. Existing Family Access users do NOT need to reapply. Please
return the completed form to the school or to the District Office and it
will be processed by the MIS department. In most cases, only one
form is needed per family. Your personal sign-on'and password will
be emailed to you along with a link to Skyward Family Access. After
school begins, you will be able to check your student's progress
online, by following the link in the email OR by going to the district
website at: www.qilchristschools.orq near the top of the screen, click
"Student Grades", then click "Skyward Family Access".
If at anytime you are concerned about the information or grades you
see on your student, please contact your student's teachers. They
can be contacted via the front office of your school or via email by
using the website at www.-gilchristschools.org choose your student's
school and click on staff directory.
The administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medications
during school hours is discouraged unless a physician determines
that the health needs of a student required medication during
school hours. Medications MUST be brought to the Health Room
by the parent/guardian in its ORIGINAL container.
Students who are in need of carrying an inhaler for asthma or epi-
pen for severe allergic reactions and have been trained in the use
of these medications MUST have an order of the physician on file in
the Health Room to be updated yearly. These types of medications
are considered life-saving and need to be available for immediate
use by the student when necessary.
Please contact the Health Room at your child's school for more in-
formation regarding the medication policy.

e^"^5^^-''*BOAR MEMBERS{^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Phone: 352-463-3200
Fax: 352-463-3276

Directors: Staff:
* Elementary Education: Wendy O'Steen Accounts Payable: Tammy Beauchamp MIS Office: Linda Perry
* Finance: Davis Dose Board Agenda Information: Glenda Hagan Payroll: Patty Brown
* Food Service: Danna Tucker Bus Info/Maint/Operations: Terry Andrews Pre-K Office: Christie McElroy
* MIS: Evelyn Barratt District Office Receptionist: Jennifer Terry School Psychologist: Kirstin Roche
* Resource Development: Patricia Powers Elm/Sec Education Office: Clara Buckner Staffing Specialist: Gina Geiger
* Operations/Maintenance: David Sperlcer Exceptional Student Office: Kelly Myers Staffing Specialist: Tiffany Vuncannon
* Secondary Education: Janet Bradley Finance: Kyle Tatoris Technology Office Trenton: Frankie Aponte
* Special Programs: Lisa Rowland Food Service Office: Linda Perry Technology Office Bell: Sam Hall
* Technology: Aaron Wiley HR/Certification/Benefits: Billie Jo Bible Truancy: Sharon Langford

The purpose of these pages is for information only and does not reflect all the policies and programs of the Gilchrist County
Schools. For more information, please contact the District Office at 310 NW 11h Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693, or call 352.463.3200.
Visit Gilchrist County Schools on the web at www.gilchristschools.org.

District 1:
Cloud Haley
District 2:
Bob Clemons
District 3:
Rob Rankin
District 4:
Julie Thomas
District 5:
Michelle Carter





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Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application
only the child's name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child's personal income or the income of the household.

.Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison Patricia Powers at 352-463-3200.

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed
service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family.
Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:

* Total household income listed by gross amount received, type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household
Names of all household members check the "no income" box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each;
Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and
Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.

The school should be contacted if a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes. Children of parents or guardians who become
unemployed should also contact the school.

Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policy the

Director of Food Service

will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the
determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to

1 :3 1-u v.i *

SSuperintendent, 310 NW 11t'Ave.', Trenton, FL 32693 352-463-3200

Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility
for other educational programs.

Effective from July 1, 2012, ,to June 30, 2013.

Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
Size Month Weeks
1 14,521 1,211 606 559 280
2 19,669 1,640 820 757 379
3 24,817 2,069 1,035 955 478
S4 29,965 2,498 1,249 1,153 577
5 35,113 2,927 1,464 1,351 676
6 40,261 3,356 1,678 1,549 775
7 45,409 3,785 1,893 1,747 874
8 50,557 4,214 2,107 1,945 973

Foreach 5,148 429 215 198 99
additional family
member, add

Household Annual Monthly Twice Per Every Two Weekly
Size Month Weeks
1 20,665 1,723 862 795 398
2 27,991 2,333 1,167 1,077 539
3 35,317 2,944 1,472 1,359 680
4 42,643 3,554 1,777 1,641 821
5 49,969 4,165 2,083 1,922 961
6 57,295 4,775 2,388 2,204 1,102
7 64,621 5,386 2,693 2,486 1,243
8 71,947 5,996 2,998 2,768 1,384

For each 7,326 611 306 282 141
additional family
member, add

To determine annual income:
If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12.

Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.

"In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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Announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the


Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting

Danna Tucker, Director of Food Service, 310 NW 11th Ave., Trenton, FL 32693

Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once
approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application
and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose
of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

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Gilchrist County School District

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Bell Middle & High School

Open House will be

Thursday, August 16

6:00pm 7:00pm for 6th 8th grades

7:00pm 8:00pm for 9th 12th grades



352-463-3275 / 800-619-481.6

Hours: 8:30 am 2:45 pm
Classroom doors open at 8:15 am

Principal: Sherry Lindsey
Assistant Principal: Linda Gartin
Guidance Counselors:
XatgyMWeaver & Xina Leggett

Food Service: 352-463-4115
Health Room: 352-463-3436


352-463-3224 / 800-582-6994

Hours: 8:30 am 2:45 pm
Classroom doors open at 8:15 am

Principal: Lynette Langford
Assistant Principal: Michelle Smith
Guidance Counselors: .
Devin Colley & Devon Weaver

Food Service: 352-463-4120
Health Room: 352-463-3224


352-463-3232 / 800-647-9884

Hours: 8:15 am 3:10 pm

Principal: Rick Reed
Assistant Principal: Lisa Barry
Dean: Billy Mikell
Guidance Counselors:
Dana Collins & Erin Whitaker

Food Service: 352-463-3263
Health Room: 352-463-4116


352-463-3210 / 800-668-9140

Hours: 8:15 am 3:10 pm

Principal: TBA
Assistant Principal: Cheri Langford
Dean: Ray Stoel
Guidance Counselors:
Mandy NeaSmith & Alanna Tatoris

Food Service: 352-463-3220
Health Room: 352-463-3448

I School SupplyI


_-- -----------------------
Backpack (No Wheels)
Change of Clothing (labeled)
SBlanket & Pillow

S ----------------------
SBackpack (No Wheels)
Set of Extra Clothes in Zipper Lock Bag
Pencils (#2 lead) not plastic coated
SCrayons 8 count
SGlue Sticks
SGlue Bottle


'Backpack (No Wheels)
Pencil Box
SYellow Pencils #2
*Crayons 24 count
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6 Plastic Folders with Pockets
*3 Spiral Notebooks
*2 Yellow Highilghters
SSet of Extra Clothes in Zipper Lock Bag
------------- - - - -

SBackpack (No Wheels) Pencils #2
SCrayons Folders with Pocket
* Glue Stick/Bottle Pencil Box
SCap Erasers Scissors
SLoose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule)
SMarkers or Colored Pencils

Backpack (No Wheels)
SPencils #2
SCrayons 24 count
Glue Sticks
Glue Bottle
| Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule)
S4 pocket Folders with Brads (solid colors)
SPencil Cap Erasers
S1" Binder with Presentation Pocket

SBackpack (No Wheels)
*Pencils #2
Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule)
*Colored Pencils

SBackpack (No Wheels)
SPencils #2
Glue Slicks
* Scissors
* Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule)
* Markers or Colored Pencils
* 6 3 pronged Folders with Pockets in the colors
of orange, green, red, blue. purple, yellow
2 3 Ring Binders 1 %"
Pencil Pouch with zipper
S2 Dry Erase Markers

* Backpack (No Wheels) 'Colored Pencils
' Crayons Glue Stick/Bottle
* Markers
*Change of Clothing Labeled
I - - - - - - - -- - - - - -


* 1 Green 3 ring Binder 2 Packages of Tab Dividers
S5 Packs ofloose-Leaf Notebook Paper 4 Spiral Notebooks
' 1 Box Blue or Black ink Pens 1 Box of Highlighters
* 1 Box #2 Pencils 1 Box Colored Pentils
SSuffcient amount of pink Cap Erasers 1 Pencil Pouch
* 1 inexpensive pair of ear buds/earphones for use with classroom computers
*18-2 Pocket/3pronged folders In the following colors: 6 Orange, 4Yellow, 4 Purple, 4 Blue
* Optional; 1 Ream of Copy Paper. 1 Box of Tissues. 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

S4 Packs Loose Leaf Paper Pens (Blue/black)
* Pencils *Pencil sharponor
3 Composition Notebooks Highlighters
S3- 1" 3 ring Binders Divider Tabs (9)
* Folder with 2 Pockets
Please feel free to purchase one 3 ring binder to combine.classes. Dividers can be used to separate classes.
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Highlghters *4 Yellow Highlighters
SCalculator I 'Dry Erase Markers
* 3 1" 3 ringed Binders 1 Folder with Pockets & Prongs
2 Pocket Folders 4 Mende 3 pronged Pocket Folders
* Graph Paper *Dividers
* Bluo/Black Pens 4 70 page spiral notebooks, college ruled (8.5X11)
* 10 3X3" Yellow post it sticky nolo pads
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


'Nap Mat 1 1 3 ring Binder
SSmall Blanket *4 8 count crayons
Backpack Glue Sticks
SBleach Spray
SComplete Change of Clothes
(placed in a gallon bag with child's name)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --.


2 -1 I 3 ring Binders '3 Composition Notebooks
6 Portfolio folders (3 pronged with 2 pockets) 2 Notebooks
Glue Sticks Index Cards
2 pks self stick notes 4 pks Loose Leaf Pnper
SScissors Crayons & or Markers
Ruler Pencils for all classes
Highllghters GraphR Paper
SColor Pencils Red Paol
S2 sets of Notebook Dividers 3 Dry Enase Markes
'- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

S4 2" 3 Ring Binders 4 Pks Loose Leaf Paper
| 5 Portfolio Folders (3 pronged with 2 pockets) Crayons & or Markers
SPoster Board (as needed) Pencils for all classes
* 4 pks Self Stick Notes Highllghters
Scissors Construction Paper (as needed for projects)
Ruler *Colored Pencils
2 Pks Index Cards Red Penl
Higlighters 17 Notebook Dividers
Dray Erase Markers Pens
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2 1" 3 Ring Binders Pencils
3 Portfolio Folders (3 pronged with 2 pockets) Highlighters
Glue Sticks 'Basic Calculator
Self-Slick Notes Color Poncils
Scissors '9 Notebook Dividers ,
Glirph Pper Dry Erso Mankers
4 ipks of L(oosL Lenf paper Pens
Cayons & or Milkors
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Backpack Glue Bottle
SScissors Glue Sticks
S1 pk of Pencils 2 bx Crayola Markers
4-8 bx of 8 count crayons
SBox of zippered bags (Boys/Quart: Gi s/Gallon)
L Light Jacket
Complete Change of Clothes
(placed in a gallon bag with child's name)

S1 pk Glue Sticks
S2 pks #2 Pencils 24 count each
2 Bx Crayons 24 count
*1 Bx Markers
S1 pk of cap erasers or large Pink
1 pk Expo Markers
Pencil Box/zipper pouch

S2 Composition Notebooks Glue
'Pencils #2 'Highlighter
SErasers Dry Erase Markers
SCrayons Folder
Pencil Box/Zipper Pouch Scissors
S2 pks Notebook Paper (wide rule)
'Markers or Colored Pencils

Backpack Box of Tissue
2 dz Pencils #2 1 pk Highlighters
Crayons 24 count 1 pk Index Cards
Markers Exo Markers
Blut Nose Scissors '3 Glue Sticks
SOptional items: Hand Saniti.er, Band-aids,
Reom of Copy Paper, Clorox Wipes.
Lysol Disinfectant Splay, Baby Wipes

SBackpack Scissors
SPencils #2 Glue Sticks
Crayons Pencil Pouches
Colored Pencils 1Spiral Notebook
S8 pk Expo Markers
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Backpack or Book Bag
*Notebook Papal (widi ruled. while no spiu -l)
* Box #2 Pencils w ith Elasels
SSmall Hanld Hold Pencil Shaiponer
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Bell Elementary School

Open House will be (

Friday, August 17 F

6:00pm 7:00pm

for Kindergarten 2nd grades f

7:00pm 8:00pm

for 3rd 5th grades f

In the Bell Elementary Cafeteria I

Trenton Middle & High School

Open House will be

Thursday, August 16

6:00pm 7:00pm for 6th 8th grades

7:00pm 8:00pm for 9th 12th grades

Trenton Elementary School

Open House will be

Friday, August 17

6:00pm 7:00pm

for Kindergarten 2nd grades

7:00pm 8:00pm

or 3rd 5th grades

n the Trenton El mentary Cafeteria

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Legal Notices

Rev. Charles H.

Blankenship, Jr.

Reverend Charles H. Blankenship,
Jr., age 83, passed away on Wednes-
day, August 1, 2012, at North Flor-
ida Regional Medical Center. Mr.
Blankenship was born on April 14,
1929, in Clear Fork, West Virginia. to
Charles H. Blankenship, Sr., and Al-
ice Tribune Blankenship. He moved
to Trenton 15 years ago from Green
Cove Springs. He was a member of
Chiefland Assembly of God. He re-
tired as a contractor in th6 construc-
tion industry.
H6 is survived by his wife, Eliza-
beth King Blankenship of Trenton, a
daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and
Cliff Williams of Jacksonville, a son,
Daryle Blankenship of Titusville,
a sister, Edna Jean Blankenship of
Baldwin, a brother, Jim Blankenship
of Nelson, Georgia, nine grandchil-
dren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sun-
day, August 5, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in
the chapel at Watson Funeral Home
with Reverend Richard Langford
officiating. Visitation was held on
Saturday, August 4, 2012, from 6:00-
8:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
Online condolences or to sign the
guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.

Mrs. Elizabeth


Mrs. Elizabeth Carlton, 93, passed
away at home in Tallahassee on Sat-
urday, July 28, 2012, with her daugh-
ters by her side.
She was born on June 3, 1919, in
The Rock, Georgia to the late Wal-
ter Lee and Lorina Vivian Ayres.
She graduated from Andrew Jack-
son High School in Jacksonville and
went to work for the Terminal Com-
pany in Jacksonville, where she met
her husband, William T. Carlton, Jr.
They later lived in Trenton, Mr. Carl-
ton's hometown, where they owned
and operated a general merchandise
store. In 1965, they moved to Talla-
hassee where Mrs. Carlton worked as
an administrative assistant for many
years for the Florida State University
first in the School of Engineering
Science and, later, in the School of
Psychobiology. She retired in 1982
and enjoyed happy and. active re-..
tirement with her husband until he
died in 2000.' In later years, she lived
with her daughter, Betty, and they and
Susan had many adventures together.
Mrs. Carlton was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Tallahassee
for 47 years, and she and Mr. Carlton
were devoted members of the Cou-
ples Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her daughters,
Betty and Susan, and her beloved
grandson, Jeff, and his wife Colleen.
A memorial service was held at
2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the
First Baptist Church of Tallahassee.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the First Baptist Church
of Tallahassee Here For Life, 108
West College Avenue, Tallahassee,
or to Big Bend Hospice, 1669 Mahan
Center Boulevard, Tallahassee.

Mrs. Mary Ann Delaino

Mrs. Mary Ann


Mrs. Mary Ann Delaino, age 94,
beloved citizen of Cedar Key, passed
away peacefully in her home on Fri-
day, August 3, 2012. As a mother,
teacher and friend, she touched the
lives of all who knew her. She was
born in Madison on November 11,
1917. She graduated from Florida
State College for Women in 1937.
She later received her Master's De-

gree in Library Science from the Uni-
versity of Florida.
Mary Ann taught one year in Lee.
She moved to Cedar Key in 1938,
where e se taught English for 30 years.
and then worked in the Cedar Key
School Library and libraries in sev-
eral other Schools in Levy County. In
1988 the Cedar Key School Library
was named in her honor.
Mary Ann married Bill Delaino, a
commercial fisherman in 1939. She
was very active in the Cedar Key
United Methodist Church as pianist,
Sunday School teacher and a mem-
ber of the United Methodist Women's
Society. She was a founding member
of the Cedar Key Woman's Club, His-
torical Society and the Garden Club.
Mary Ann loved traveling, cooking
wonderful meals and visiting with
friends and family in her home.
Mrs. Delaino was preceded in death
by her husband, William E. Delaino,
Sr., her mother Lyde Moore Owens,
father L. E. Moore, sisters Hazel
Moore Walden and Frances Owens
Scruggs, brothers Eliot Moore and
Jim Owens.
Mrs. Delaino is survived by her
two sons, Bill (Peggy) Delaino, Jr.
and Tom (Frances Carroll) Delaino,
her brother Tom (Shirley) Owens, six
grandchildren: Gina (Randy) Stamp,
Tommy (Lacy) Delaino, Russell
(Bonnie) Delaino, Bill Delaino, E.J.
Delaino, Lee Ann (Lisa) Delaino-
Burke, seven great-grandchildren:
Stefany, Russ, Cole, Will, Grant, T.J.,
Lane and a wonderful extended fam-
ily of in-laws and nieces and neph-
Services will be held on Wednes-
day, August 8, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at
the United Methodist Church in Ce-
dar Key, followed by interment at the
Cedar Key Cemetery. A reception
will follow the service at the Cedar
Key Community Center. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to
the Cedar Key Methodist Church, PO
Box 338 Cedar Key, Florida 32625.
Online condolences can be made at
our website www.hiers-baxley.com

Mr. Paul Ishmel Fulr S
Mr. Paul Ishmeal Fuller, Sr.

Cordery, and great-grandson, Tilden
Wayne Cordery.
She is survived by daughters, Ja-
net (David) Osteen of Old Town
and Toleda (James) Allen of Old
'lTown; grandchildren, William Jack-
son IHooper, Dennis Wayne Cordery,
and Heather Osteen, all of Old Town,
Bobbie (Doc) Rand of Enterprise,
Alabama, David (Kayla) Osteen
of Albany, Georgia, Wayne Allen,
Daniel Allen and Jacob Osteen, all
of Old Town; great-grandchildren,
Rosemary Cordery, Chelsea Cord-
ery, Bobby Cordery, Carson Cord-
ery, Brennan Cordery, Callie Adams,
John David Adams, Bradden Osteen,
Preston Rand and Tucker Osteen.
A visitation was held Thursday
evening, August 2, 2012, between
the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the fu-
neral home. Funeral services were
held Friday, August 3, 2012, at 1:00
p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with
Rev. Dewayne Bowdoin and Rev.
Dwayne Kight officiating. Interment
followed at New Prospect Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

Mrs. Sandra Ann

Mrs. Sandra Ann Sanders, 67, of
Old Town passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 1, 2012, at Shands of UF
Mrs. Sanders, moved to Old Town
from Gainesville 17 years ago. She
worked for the Alachua County Sher-
riff's Office as a fiscal supervisor for
17 years and before that she was em-
ployed by the State of Florida for 31
years serving with the University of
Florida, Animal Science division and
WUFT Channel 5. She was a Bap-
tist and attended Rock Sink Baptist
She is survived by her husband of
17 years, John Sanders of Old Town;
son, Clifton Lewis Boals of Windsor;
daughter, Suzzette (Kenneth) Rodg-
ers of Archer; stepson, John Douglas
(Marie) Sanders of Lenoir, NC; step-
daughters, Deborah Lynn (Patrick)
Hollifield of Spruce Pines, North
Carolina and Carrie Danielle (Fred-
erick) Jones of Sebastian and seven
Funeral services were held Friday,
August 3, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at Rock
Sink Baptist Church with Rev. Terry
Cranford officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Rock Sink Baptist Church
,,Qewetery,, A, isjtation was held at
the church one hour prior to the ser-
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

Mr. Paul Ishmeal Card Of Thanks

Fuller, Sr.
Mr. Paul Ishmeal Fuller, Sr., age
78, passed away on Monday, August
6, 2012, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. Paul was born on
January 16, 1934, in Winchester,
Kentucky, to Jessie Griffin Fuller
and Cora Harris Fuller. He moved
to Trenton in 1985 from Mt. Oliv-
et, Kentucky. He retired from the
Gilchrist County Road Department
as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist
He is survived by his wife, Mary
Chancey Fuller of Trenton; seven
daughters: Darlene, Peggy and Re-
gina all of Kentucky,, Connie Hol-
land and Cindy Earlywine both of
Kentucky, Paula Rollison and Tracey
Vanlandinghamn, both of Trenton, two
sons: Paul I. Fuller, Jr., of Kentucky
and Richard Lee Fuller of Trenton; a
sister, Louis Caywood of Kentucky;
a brother, Bob Fuller of Kentucky;
several grandchildren and several
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
Online condolences or to sign the
guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.

Mrs. Jackie Yvonne


Mrs. Jackie Yvonne Hooper, 64, of
Old Town passed away Wednesday,
August 1, 2012, at Shands of UE
Mrs. Hooper was a homemaker
and a mother. She enjoyed attending
church at Old Town Church of God
where she was a member.
She was preceded in death by
her husband William "Bill" Hoop-
er, granddaughter, Shannon Marie

The family of Ralph P. Read wold
like to express our appreciation for
all the care and concern shown to us
at his memorial. All the food, labor,
cards, and prayers made it so much
easier. We will never forget all the
care and concern shown for us.
The Read Family

CASE NO. 2012-5 I-CA
AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank
530 East Wade Street
P.O. Box 797
Trenton, Florida 32693
THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff's Final
Summary Judgment For Foreclosure
entered in the above-captioned action, I
will sell the property situated in Gilchrist
County, Florida, described as follows, to
PARCEL B: (so designated on the
certain survey by Parrish Land
Surveying, dated 06/22/2009, under
Job No. G-141-09)
Commence at the Northwest corner of
the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter (SW 1/4 of SW 1/4) of Section
22, Township 10 South, Range 15 East,
Gilchrist County, Florida for a point of
reference, said point lying on the East
right of way line of South Santa Fe Av-
enue, a public right of way being 80.00
feet in width. Thence departing from
said right of way line, run along the
North line of said SW 1/4 of SW 1/4,
N 86 degrees 56 minutes 07 seconds
E, 380.97 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue N 86 degrees
56 minutes 07 seconds E, 264.09 feet;
thence run S 00 degrees 57 minutes 04
seconds E, 919.65 feet; thence run S
86 degrees 52 minutes 59 seconds W,
146.80 feet; thence run N 00 degrees
58 minutes 48 seconds W, 319.17 feet;
thence run S 86 degrees 52 minutes 59
seconds W, 135.26 feet; thence run N
00 degrees 43 minutes 23 seconds E,
601.64 feet to the Point of Beginning,
all lying and being in Gilchrist County,
TOGETHER WITH an easement for
the purpose of ingress-egress and
public utilities over, across and under
the following described property:
Commence at the Northwest corner of
the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter (SW 1/4 of SW 1/4) of Section
22, Township 10 South, Range 15 East,
Gilchrist County, Florida for the Point
of Beginning, said point lying on the
East right of way line of South Santa
Fe Avenue, a public right of way being
80.00 feet in width. Thence run along
said right of way line S 00 degrees
58 minutes 48 seconds E, 474.08 feet
to a point of curve; thence continue
along said right of way line, on a curve
(being concave Northeasterly, having a
central angle of 05 degrees 11 minutes
22 seconds, a radius of 1.070.00 feet.
a chord bearing and distance of S 03
degrees 34 minutes 29 seconds E, 96.88
feet) an arc distance of 92.92 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence continue
along said right of way line, on a curve
(being concave Northeasterly, having a
central angle of 01 degrees 36 minutes
36 seconds, a radius of 1,070.00 feet,
a chord bearing and distance of.S 06
degrees 58 minutes 29 seconds E,
30.07 feet) an arc distance of 30.07
feet; thence departing from said right of
way line, run N 86 degrees 52 minutes
59 seconds E, 355.56 feet; thence run
N 00 degrees 43 minutes 23 seconds E,
30.07 feet; thence run S 86 degrees 52
minutes 59 seconds W, 359.60 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH that certain 1996
MERI doublewide mobile home
I.D. #: FLHMLCB102213515A and
FLHMLCB102213515B, Title #:


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69658156 and 69658157
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash on the South door.
Gilchrist County Courthouse. 112 South
Main Street. Trenton. Florida 32693,
at 11:00 a.m. (EST), on the 20th day of
August, 2012.
If you are a subordinate lien holder
claiming a right to funds remaining after
the sale, you must file a claim with the
Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after
the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you
will not be entitled to any remaining
Notice to Persons With Disabilities:
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court Administrator's office not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding.
Clerk of the Circuit.Court
By: LAyers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: August 2 and 9, 2012.

Pursuant to an Order of Sale entered
in United States of America v. Clarke
D. Davis, James W. Batson, Jr., defen-
dants, Civil Action No. 1:09cv57-SPM/
GRJ, United States District Court for the
Northern District of Florida, Gainesville
Division, the United States will offer to
sell at public auction, to the highest bid-
der, according to law and pursuant to the
terms and conditions set herein, the prop-
erty described below.
Date: August 22, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Place of Sale: 110 NW 2nd St., Tren-
ton, FL 32693
Title Offered: The property shall be
offered for sale at public auction, free and
clear of all liens and interests of the par-
ties to this action.
Description of Property: A 3 Bed-
room, 1 Bathroom single family resi-
dence, Gross area 2,109(1,584 heated)
sq ft. Built in 1935. House is situated on
0.46 acres.
Property address: 110 NW 2nd St.,
Trenton, FL 32693
Legal Description: Lot 3, Block 57,
Colsons Addition to Trenton
3, Block 57, ORIGINAL SURVEY of the
City of Trenton, as per plat thereof on file
and of record in the Office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Gilchrist County,
SUBJECT TO restrictions and ease-
ments of record.
Lot 6, Block 57, of Trenton, Florida,
according to the Original Survey thereof,
a copy of which is filed in the office of the
Clerk of Gilchrist County. Florida.
Parcel No. 16-10-15-0048-0057-0030
Property may be inspected at: 110
NW 2nd St.. Trenton, FL 32693 at the
Open House on August 22, 2012 at 2:00
MINIMUM BID $6,000.00.
The Terms of payment: No bid (ex-
cept for bids made. by the United States)
shall be accepted by the IRS, unless the
same is accompanied by a certified check
or cashier's check in the amount of 20%
of the minimum bid made payable to
the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Florida. Before be-
ing permitted to bid at the sale, all bidders
shall display to the IRS proof that they
are able comply with this requirement.
No bids will be received from any person
who has not presented proof that, if he or
she is the successful bidder, he or she can
make the deposit required by the Order.
The successful bidder shall tender the
balance of the purchase price, in certified
funds payable to the United States Dis-
trict Court for the Northern District of
Florida, at the office of the IRS at 1899
Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339 on
or before October 22, 2012 by 3:30 P.M.,
sixty (60) days from the date of the sale.
In the event the successful bidder de-
faults on any of the terms contained in
the Order, the deposit shall be forfeited
and retained by the IRS as part of the pro-
ceeds of sale, and the real property shall

permission of the Court, under the terms
and conditions of the Order, or, in the al-
ternative the real property shall be sold to
the second highest bidder.
The United States may bid as a credi-
tor against its judgments without tender
of cash.
The sale of the real property shall be
subject to confirmation by the Court.
Upon confirmation of the sale and receipt
of the entire purchase price, the Court
shall issue and the IRS shall deliver to


the purchaser, a deed conveying the real
property to the purchaser. Upon confir-
mation of the sale, all interests in, liens
against, or claims to, the real property
that are or may be asserted by any of the
parties to this action are discharged and
The United States reserves the right to
reject any and all bids and to withdraw
the property form sale.
Form of Payment: All payments must
be by cash, certified check, or cashier's
check. Make check or money order pay-
able to the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Florida:
This is not an advertisement of a sale
of seized property. This is an information
notice only regarding a sale being con-
ducted by the Internal Revenue Service
as a result of the foreclosure of an Inter-
nal Revenue Service Federal Tax Lien by
the Department of Justice.
If you want additional information
about the property and proposed sale,
please contact the office at the address
below. Email inquiries are preferred.
Paul Reed
Property Appraisal & Liquidation
1899 Powers Ferry Rd., Ste. 250
Atlanta, GA 30339
Pub.: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12

Treniton Mini Storage, pursuant to the
provisions of the Florida "Self-Storage
Facility Act" (Fla. Stat. 83.801-83.809)
hereby gives Notice of Sale under said
Act, to wit:
On August 25, 2012, Trenton Mini
Storage, 1606 East Wade Street, Florida,
at 9:00 AM, Damon Leggett, owner, will
conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest
bidder over which is owed on the con-
tents of the space rented by:
Tina Langford, John Wheeler, Alan
Jenkins, Cynthia Smith, Archie Eddy,
Raymond Hutchinson, Patrick Cordas-
co, Deb Barananoski
consisting of personal and household
This sale is being maae to satisfy a
statutory lien.
Dated August 6, 2012, 2011.
Trenton Mini Storage
Damon Leggett
Post Office Box 1413
Trenton, Florida 32693
Telephone: (352) 215-4580
Pub. August 9, 16, 2012b.

The Nature Coast Regional Water
Authority ("Authority") will hold a public
hearing on Wednesday, August, 29,2012,
at 4:00 p.m. at Fanning Springs City
Hall 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning
Springs, Florida 32693. The purpose of
the hearing is to receive public comment
and consider the adoption of a budget for
Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A summary of
the budget is provided below:
General $15,000
Total Revenue $15,000

Administration $ 3,000
Prof. Services $ 7,000
Total Expenses $10,000
A meeting of the Authority Board
of Directors ("Board") will be held
immediately following the public hearing.
Members, of the public are encouraged
to attend and provide comment at the
budget hearing and meeting, which may
be continued to a date and time certain as
announced at the hearing and/or meeting.
For more information, including a copy of
the budget and agenda, please contact Dan
Cavanah at (352) 463-6288 or by e-mail at
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person requiring
special accommodations at the hearing
and/or meeting should contact Dan
Cavanah at the contact information
provided above. If you are hearing or
speech impaired, please contact the
Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770
for aid in contacting Dan Cavanah at
(352-463-6288 at least two (2) days prior
to the date of the hearing and meeting.
Each person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at the hearing
and meeting is advised that such person
will need a record of the proceedings
and, accordingly, the person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon which such
appeal is to be based.
Pub.: August 9 and 23, 2012





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SYard Sales

GARAGE SALE: 10010 US-12(
If you see the sign on the road,
open for business. 386-623-1276.

Multi-Family Yard Sale, Thurs., Aug.
8th thru Sat., Aug. 10th, 9:00am to
3:00pm at Overstreet Mulching Office
located on Hwyl29. Girl's clothing sizes
8 to Jr sizes 3 to 5. Household items too!

I For Sale

MISC. FOR SALE: Queen mattress &
box springs, like new, $75 obo. Exercise
equipment. 1972 VW Super Beetle, ask-
ing $2,500 obo. Call 352-463-1141.

Whole House Generator with Electric
Box hook up, $2,500.00. 250 Gallon Bu-
taon Tanl aohnve rrndn $500.00n all

e. na an gYle U g
463-2757 or 463-0004.

| Hay For S

fertilized, net wrapped, weed
Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-

0 South.
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
ltp.8-9 demolition, limerock, land clearing.
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-0111

ES: Lawn care for complete
sional care. Call 352 463-1165

maker & dishwasher install.
certified techs. MC-VISA,

Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murr
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ale size & styles of marble &
choose from in our inventory.
rolls, highly specialist to assist you in crea
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949-0222. Closed: Sunday & Monday. O
tfnb,6-21 day Friday, 8 am 4 pm &
am 12 noon or call for'free

I Wanted to Buy I

est Prices Paid! 3-5 pm at the Country
Cleaners or call (352) 226-6757 for ap-

collector seeking U.S. coins, older variet-
ies. I pay more than dealers, pawn, and
road shows. Cell 352-949-1450 or Local
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* * **
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Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory and/or clinical area.
Prepare for instruction syllabi, lesson plans,
tests; use assessment strategies to assist the
continuous development of the learner; use
effective communicationitechniques with
students and others. Demonstrate knowledge
and understanding of the subject matter, use
appropriate technology in the teaching and
learning process. Hours will vary and require
evenings. Minimum Qualifications: Masters of
Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in FL
or eligible for licensure in FL. Three years
experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred).
Ability to present information in a coherent
manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student
retention of that information. Computer literate.
Post-secondary teaching experience desired.
194 Days, Tenure Track, 2 Positions
Days (Grant Funded Four Year Position to
Permanent) Develop new Paramedic to RN
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Teaching responsibilities for the program
January 2013. Teaching experience at the
post-secondary level. EMT7Paramedic licensure
a plus.
2q4 Days (Grant Funded Four Year Position to
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies oftranscripts.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fec.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment

Licensed Real Estate Broker


Help Wanted

tlnb,5-28 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY is one of
SERVIC- the largest and most innovative Catholic
and profes- universities in the United States. A lead-
5. ing provider of higher education to the
tfn,3-22 military and a leader in online higher
brands, ice education, Saint Leo enrolls more than
nation. EPA 15,000 students at the traditional Univer-
352-949- sity campus (main campus), through the
Center for Online Learning, and at 17 re-
tfnb,12-18 gional centers in seven states.
-We are currently seeking qualified appli-
PARTS cants for a part-time Staff Assistant posi-
ay, Sears, t ion at our Trenton office, located in Tren-
Sand Hon- ton, Florida. The part-time StaffAssistant
wers. would provide administrative support in
Dp application, maintenance and processing
,of student, faculty and/or staff policies
tfn, 1-03 and procedures and assist with marketing
D TOWN, activities.
432. Hwy- The minimum requirement is a high
Town. Mc- school diploma and two (2) years admin-
ue (behind istrative experience.
any colors, For additional information and applica-
granite to tion instructions, please visit: http://www.
Computer saintleo.jobs/postings/10107.
ting a last- Saint Leo University is an equal oppor-
loved one. tunity employer. Catholics, women and
)pen: Tues- minorities are encouraged to apply.
Saturday 8. I tb,8-9
after hours AYERS HEALTH & REHAB: Part-time
Housekeeping/Laundry Relief. Please
tfnb.6-28 apply at Florida Crown Workforce, 211-
B, Ith Street, Trenton. F1L 32693. (352)

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SHelp Wanted

Directors of the Early Learning Coalition
of the Nature Coast, serving Citrus/Di-
xie/Gilchrist/Levy and Sumter Counties
announces the following employment
opportunity: Full-Time (40 Hours) Client
Services Administrative Assistant needed
for the Chiefland office. Minimum quali-
fication: Must have strong computer skills
and customer service skills; be detail ori-
ented, a self-starter, able to multi-task
and work well with others. Please send
resume to: Sheri Ellis at sellistSelc-na-
turecoast.org or fax information to 352-
563-2402, by 5:00 p.m., August 17, 2012.
Cover page must say "Applying for: Cli-
ent Services Administrative Assistant."
For EEO Employer Questions please call
352-563-9939, ext. 263.

* * *
POSITION #: P99964
Coordinate maintenance, custodial, and
warehouse work centers and provide oversight
of construction and renovation projects.
Responsibilities include budgeting, report
preparation, planning, training, and assisting as
needed on repair or renovation work.
Requires Bachelor's degree in engineering or
construction related field, five years supervisory
experience in commercial construction,
maintenance, or building management. OSHA
and regulatory standards knowledge, labor law,
and construction methodology. Must prepare
literate, concise, and accurate reports. Must
effectively manage staff, interact well with
faculty and students, and work with executive
personnel. Desirable qualifications: Code
enforcement certification, general contractor,
CDL, certified design professional.
Salary: $37,500 annually, plus benefits
Application Deadline: 8/17/12
College employment application required.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fjc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment

(352) 463-7075 (office)
(352) 463-7302 FAX
E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.trokerealtyinc.com

ACREAGE IN EAST GILCHRIST Co.: 3BR/2BA: Well-kept, roomy 24x70
CB-blt. home (w/ T-III siding)-pictured on the left; on a rolling 4.86-acre
tract, fenced & ready for horse/livestock,
and along paved-road near SR-26 at
Rolling Oaks area. Has add bonus-room
wing, att. 12x20 enclosed Florida porch, large pole-barn (w/ 3 horse stalls &
tack-room-pictured on the right,) and lots more...call or email for full
details...listed for $169,900 (Seller also has neighboring 5 fenced. .
acres...can be added together at $194,900)..

Jean Troke (cell)
(352) 493-3539

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Serving the Tri-Comnty Area Since 1983
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
Terri Anderson (cell) Dot Cuesta (cell)
(727) 422-4291 (352) 221-4349
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26)
Trenton, Florida 32693

Paul Troke (cell)
(352) 221-2999



SORS: Competitive Pay & Benefits.
ASE & or Ford Certified line techs. Call
Russ Hall 352-493-4297. For in-person
resume/interview appointment.

Help Wanted

Principal Trenton High Oualifica-
tions: Master's degree, Florida Teacher
Certification covering Educational Lead-
ership or School Principal, and a mini-
mum of three successful years of teach-
ing experience.
Certified, Sub Teachers for 21st Centu-
ry After-School Program -All Schools
- Qualifications: Valid Florida Teaching
certificate. Areas of need are Reading,
Language Arts/Writing, Math, & Sci-
Substitute Teachers for 21st Century
After-School Program All Schools
- Qualifications: High School Diploma
or Equivalent required. Must be skilled
in the areas of need. Areas of need are
Wellness, Spanish, Music, Art, & Tech-
Substitute Teachers & Substitute -
Qualifications: High School Diploma or
Equivalent required. Complete applica-
tion then contact the District office for
more information.
Bus Driver Trainees/Substitute Bus
Drivers Qualifications: High School
Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
the Class. B Florida CDL. For informa-
tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Applications can be submitted online at
www.gilchristschools.org or paper ap-
plications may be picked up from the
school board office. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants will be in-
terviewed. Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled unless otherwise
indicated. EEO/DFWP.

-I Services I

For Rent

Trenton-3 BR/1.5 BA, $95
First and Last. No pets. Net
(352) 535-5091.

Rental assistance available
Qualified Applicants. HC/non-I
sible. 718 NE 7th Place #905,
FL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, T
711. This institution is an equal
nity provider, and employer.


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Help Wante^d.

TOR: Good pay/Great Benefits. Apply in
person Loncala, Incorporated. 25755 NW
130th Avenue, ligh Springs, FL 32643.
staged in Cross City. Good Class A CDL
Driver's License, transportation to yard,
at least 25 years of age, 1 year OTR and
dry tanker experience helpful. Home
nightly. Call 352-498-3893 ask for Don.
NAL: Applicants must be proficient with
Microsoft Word. Adobe InDesign expe-
rience is a plus. Typist must be fast and
accurate. Customer service skills are re-
quired, as the typist will also need to an-
swer the telephone and assist customers.
The ideal candidate will be able to work
on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays. Ap-
plications are available at the Gilchrist
County Journal, which is located at 207
North Main Street in Trenton. Resumes
may also be e-mailed to gilchristjour-

+ 1* A * *
POSITION #: C99917
Skilled electrical and general repair work at the
journeyman level.
Requires: High School graduate plus five years
journeyman level experience in electrical work.
Current licensure as a journeyman electrician. A
light School equivalency diploma from the
State Department of Education may be
substituted for high school graduation. Five
years construction experience. Comprehensive
knowledge of Florida Building Codes, all
relevant electrical codes, and good working
knowledge of construction practices.
Salary: $30,410 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 8/17/12
College employment application required.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fec.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City. FL 32025-2007
Phone (386)754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is.accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education andEmployment

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Alice Mae Haire is one of the original Log Cabin Quilters and keeps busy with her quilting. She has finished this white on white quilt with
,andlewicking in the squares. Alice Mae continues to amaze us with her work.

SThe Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.
V We had a great time visiting with each other and going through a lot of old photos trying'to put names to faces. We want to display as many of the original
Log Cabin Quilters as possible. A lot of us were not involved with the building of the Museum so identification of the photos is a little difficult. We should
finish the Watermelon quilt within the next few weeks and start on two new quilts. We've picked out a quilt top that was made by Winnelle Home for one
of the new quilts.
The boys from Lancaster were out during the week. The inside of the Museum was cleaned and we receive many compliments on the place. We really
couldn't do without their help. Thanks Lancaster.
We'll be hanging a few more of the older quilts on the wall and plan to find a spot for the pictures of the original members to remember them. A lot of
work went into raising the funds to build the building and we would like to those people to be remembered. We still have a few of the "original" group with
us and hope they'll be able to add a few names to the old photos.
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From The Desk Of Gilchrist
County Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
For Week Ending
August 6, 2012
On July 30, 2012, Michael Vincent Tipler, 1/20/1988, was arrested for Pos-
session of Firearm/Ammo by Convicted Felon.
On August 1, 2012, Mark Alan Brown, 9/19/1959, was arrested for Manu-
facture/Cultivation of Cannabis, Possession of more than 20 grams, Posses-
sion of Drug Paraphernalia.
On August 1, 2012, James Lawson Stewart, 12/11/1990, was arrested for
Alachua County Warrant Dealing in Stolen Property, Fraud.
On August 1, 2012, Roy Shane Mullins, 4/26/1978, was arrested for Writ
of Bodily Attachment.
On August 2, 2012, Justin Dakota Shealy, 7/28/1991, was arrested for Vio-
lation of Probation Grand Theft.
On August 2, 2012, Robert Lee Houser, 9/12/1960, was arrested for Theft.
On August 2, 2012, Gregory Thomas Harper, was arrested for Disorderly
On August 3, 2012, Jeffrey Clay Williams, 8/20/1975, was arrested for
Driving while LicenSe Suspended or Revoked.
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Supervisor of Elections

surprised by early

voter turnout

As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7,485 registered
voters in Gilchrist County had cast an early ballot V O
in the 2012 Primary Election. V O T
Staff at the Gilchrist County Supervisor of
Elections Office were surprised by the voter
turnout leading up to Tuesday's Primary
At press time, the Elections office had received
430 absentee ballots in the mail.
Registered voters will have until Saturday to early vote. The office will be
open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
According to Tracy Rideway, assistant supervisor of elections, 189 of
Gilchrist County's 11,017 registered voters early voted on Saturday, which
was the first day to early vote. On Sunday, 28 people voted, followed by 154
registered voters who cast a ballot on Monday.
Staff at the Supervisor of Elections Office are anxious to see just how many
registered voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast a ballot in the primary
election. In late July, Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez estimated 60
percent of Gilchrist County's registered voters would vote in the Primary
Election. Hopefully, the interest among voters so far will prove a large
showing on Election Day.

County Commission splits on

capital improvement list at

Otter Springs


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By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
once again discussed on Monday
spending county tax dollars on
structural improvements at Otter
Springs, which is owned by the
Suwannee River Water Management
Commissioner Randy Durden
made a motion to approve a request
for a list of capital improvements in
the park, which is on the Suwannee
River. Commissioner Kenrick
Thomas agreed with the motion
giving a second to place the agenda
item on the table for discussion.
"I'm not in favor of spending
Gilchrist County tax revenue to
improve property that is not owned
by Gilchrist County," explained
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
The funds appropriated for this
project were received from the
Suwannee River Water Management
District for payment in lieu of ad
valorem taxes.
Joe Gilliam, Gilchrist County
Clerk of Court, explained to the
Commission that these revenues
received from the SRWMD are split
with a payment being made on the
new road from CR 232 to the park
and the remaining funds go into a
Capital Improvements account for
the park.
John McPherson, Gilchrist County
attorney, explained to the Commission
that the county management
agreement with SRWMD stipulates
that if Capital Improvements are
made at the park, Gilchrist County
will receive a full reimbursement
within two years. If the time period
is longer than two years, an appraisal
will be made of the improvements
and Gilchrist County will be paid the
agreed appraised sum.
Commissioner Harrison reported
that over the past three years,
Gilchrist County has lost a total of
$19,831.17 involving the operation
of Otter Springs.
"I would rather Gilchrist County
terminate this agreement involving
Otter Springs and the county spend
this money at their own park at Hart
Springs," Harrison said.

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"Common Sense with the
right type of experience"
To the voters of Gilchrist County, I have tried to see and
talk to as many people as possible during the last few
months and hope that these visits have been valuable.
If I did not make it around to see you it was not that I
didn't care. I trust that when you go to the polls to vote
that you make the right choice and vote for the most
qualified and experienced person to represent our
school system. A vote for Ronda Adkins will be the best
vote for our schools, staff, and especially our children.
"Students deserve it, parents demand it,







"I received a call the other day about
a resident complaining about Otter
Springs and how the county was not
making improvements in the park,"
explained Commissioner Kenrick
Thomas. "As long as Gilchrist
County manages Otter Springs, we
need to keep up the park or get out of
the management agreement."
Commission Chairman Tommy
Langford explained that one must
figure in the economic impact
Gilchrist County is receiving from
people going to the park. There are
campers buying gasoline, purchases
being made at grocery stores and the
visitors Otter Springs draws into the
county from out of the area.
"I don't see that Gilchrist County
lost $19,831.71; I think the economic
impact has to be considered involving
nature coast tourism. It brings people
to Gilchrist County," he explained.
The list of improvements that
have been identified would be done

The traditional classroom, as most of us reading this know it, will be undergoing changes in'
the next couple of years. The Common Core Standards will soon be introduced in our class-
rooms, providing more rigorous and expanded learning opportunities via modern means- e-
books, tablets, and more. The days of 50-pound book bags are soon to be a thing of the past.
These changes are exciting and will open many doors for our students, but there certainly is
an element of apprehension associated with such a transition. In researching ways to help our
students learn more in an understandable, contemporary way, I encountered the website of
Khan Academy (khanacademy.org). I encourage you to look into this website that provides
FREE, interactive lessons for students K-12 and beyond, as it is just one of many tools that
may soon be enhancing our students' educational experiences.
I am willing to put in the time to research and think out of the box in order to alleviate the
apprehension associated with these changes coming down the pipes. I believe that we are
moving towards a better future, and it is one that I would very much like play a hand in shap-
ing through involvement in curriculum, policy, and budget decisions.
As I never took "no" for an answer regarding my daughter's education, I
would like to be able to advocate for and encourage each and every student J. me o
of Gilchrist County in the same way. I need your support to achieve these V aebook
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and teachers desire it"
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by Gilchrist County staff. Those
improvements include upgrading
the air conditioner at the stilt house,
picnic shelters in the swimming area,
adding a gate at the driveway into the
park, playground equipment, and the
installation of an air conditioner in
the front office.
SThe list also includes the relocation
of the gatehouse to a more servable
location, improving an estimated 70
acres hay field for additional revenue
and adding a washer and dryer at the
The Commission Chairman
allowed a lengthy discussion
involving the Otter Springs Park.
Chairman Langford called for a roll
call vote and the board approved the
list of improvements be sent to the
SRWMD Governing Board by a 3-2
Commissioners Harrison and
Sharon Langford .voted No on the



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