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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 82 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Vol. 82 No. 19 Phone (352) 463-7135 *Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year in TriCoun Area (Gilchrist
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Hobo's will open soon in Trenton's old boarding house


By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County residents have
been talking about the opening of
Trenton's Olde Boarding House
restaurant with great anticipation
over the last year.
The wait may soon be over as
Glenn and Rebecca Gavitt prepare to
open "Hobo's" within the next two to
three weeks. A home-style restaurant,
Hobo's will be open seven days a
week for lunch and dinner, along
with breakfast on the weekends.
"We just started hiring this week,
so our opening date will depend on
how long it takes to hire the right
people," said Rebecca Gavitt.
The Gavitts plan to hire 30 people,
which will include four cooks, kitchen
and wait staff to prepare a versatile
menu of dishes that will include


steak, seafood and fried chicken.
Unlike the Olde Boarding House
Restaurant, Hobo's will not have a
buffet, but the owners will offer a
salad bar and nightly specials during
the week.
"It will be table service, all you can
eat dinner specials," Rebecca Gavitt
explained.
The restaurant's dinner menu will
feature a range of reasonably priced
meals, starting around $9.
A lunch menu will be available
during the middle of the day and it
will consist of typical lunch fare along
with express meals, such as soup and
salad bar that can be ordered, prepared
and paid for quickly for patrons on a
limited lunch break from work.
-Hobo's will also offer curbside
service at a pick up door that has


Trenton's Kenny Deen puts the stiff arm on Bell's Austin Ritchey as
the defensive back tries to stop the Tigers. Photo by Heather White
Photography.


Tigers roll over Bell in

district opener, 53-6


By John M. Ayers
The Trenton Tigers were in control
of this game from the first kickoff
as they rolled over the Bulldogs
in Bell, 53-6 in their District 6 1A
season opener. Trenton's Cedric
Stokes posted over 270 all purposes
yards and five touchdowns for the 4-
0 Tigers. Tigers' junior quarterback
Stephen Smith completed a 25-yard
pass to Hamp Cheevers for a score in
this game. Smith also ran for 63 yards
and directed several running plays
that caught the officials off guard.
The Tigers held a 40-0 lead at half-
time as a standing room crowd filled


the BHS stadium. The game changed
in the second half as a running
clock made the two final periods
less intense. The Tigers made two
additional scores in the final period.
Bell's Wade Barnes gavethe Bulldogs
their only points when he returned a
kickoff 86 yards for a score in the
closing minutes of this game.
The Tigers defense was dominating
as they sacked Bell's quarterback


been installed on the south side of the
restaurant.
The Gavitts have been working
on transforming the restaurant for
nearly a year and a half. When they
purchased .the property, which was
formerly Petrello's, it had rotten
floors and desperately needed a
complete overhaul.
-"We didn't want to tear it down,"
Rebecca Gavitt explained, "because
we've always loved the building.
Instead, the couple took their time
meticulously working to restore the
building, which took a year and a half.
When it opens as Hobo's, the new
restaurant will have new electrical,
plumbing and air conditioning. Five
layers of ceiling have been removed
to reveal the boardinghouse's original
beadboard ceiling. Other original
items, like the original tin tiles that
were on the roof have been installed
in one section of the restaurant's
ceiling. Glenn, himself, built the
booths and tables inside the restaurant
as the couple did much of the work
themselves.
"We just wanted to take our time
and do it right," Glenn Gavitt said.
"It's been a long haul."
Five years ago, the Gavitts opened
Chompers, a popular eat-in and drive-
thru restaurant in Fanning Springs.
With a background in the restaurant
business, Glenn and Rebecca have
wanted to own Trenton's old boarding

three times and totaled 16 tackles
for losses in this game. The Tigers
defense through four games has only
allowed 52 points scored. Trenton's
defense leaders are: Sr. Hunter Parrish
has 21 tackles and 3 sacks, Jonathan
Smith-has 19 liakles and Breon Sims
has posted 18 tackles and 1 sack.
Clint Lee has 17 tackles with 4 for
a loss of yards. Cedric Stokes and
Jacob Gamble have each recorded
16 tackles respectively for this strong
defensive team. .
Bell's quarterback Bruce Thomas
completed 3 of 13 passes for 12
yards. The Bulldogs offense rushed
for 149 total yards on 38 attempts.
The win gives the Tigers a 4-0
record with a 1-0 mark in District 6
1A. The Bulldogs now are 1-3 and 0-
1 in district play.
Bell will host Jacksonville Bishop,
Snyder Friday night. This kickoff is
set for 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers are open Friday night.
Trenton will host Bronson on Friday,
Oct. 5 in a District 6 1A match that
will include homecoming festivities.


Hobo's, a new home-style restaurant in downtown Trenton, is now hiring cooks, kitchen and wait staff.


house, circa .1920, and run it as a
restaurant for some time.
"Before Petrelld's came in we
looked at it," Glenn Gavitt said. "But
it was just too much money then."


The economy changed everything
for the couple, who moved to
Gilchrist County from Marathon,
Florida in 2004 to be closer to their
two daughters who live in the area.


"We're excited to see it open,"
Rebecca Gavitt said.
Hopefully the community will be.
as well.
See photos on page 16


Trenton High School Homecoming


By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton High School students
will kick-off Homecomung 2012
festiviies on Mon 'O. "' as
the Tigers prepare to.takle'on the
Bronson Eagles on Friday, Oct. 5.
This year's Homecoming theme
is "Tigers' Pre-game Playlist" and
each grade level has selected a
music genre to decorate around
and dress up for.
As in years past, the student
body.selected king and queen can-
didates and representatives from
each grade level.
- King candidates are Clif Bryant,
Hunter Parrish, Jonathan Smith
and Corbin Wiggins. Homecom-
ing queen candidates are Kaylee
Crawford, Kendra Stephenson,
Emma Kate Redd and Shelby
Bunting. Class representatives
are 12th grade Olivia Rogers,


11th grade Madi Silliven', 10th grade
Emiiie Young, 9th grade Madyson
Father, ,8th grade Shelbie Guthrie,
7th grade Brittni Craft and 6th grade
Christianna Norfleet.
Each grade level elected a music
genre for Homecoming week. Se-
niors chose rock, while the juniors
opted for pop. Tenth grade students
.*ent with jazz and 9th graders chose
country music. Eighth grade chose
hip hop, while 7th grade opted for
techno. Sixth grade students selected
nursery rhymes. ,
Dress up days will be as follows,
during homecoming week: Monday-
College Football Day, Tuesday-Ce-
lebrity Day, Wednesday-Super Hero
Day, Thursday-Theme. Day (Dress'
for your grade level's music genre)
and Friday-Spirit Day.
, Tiger Growl will be held on Thurs-
day, Oct. 4, beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Homecoming court, will be intro-
dundd at the beginning of Growl
and Homecoming king will b
crowned at the cclusion of
Growli
'The homecoming parade will be
on Friday, Oct. 5. Line-up will start
at 1:30 p.m. at Trenton Elementary
School and the parade will begin
it's decent into Trenton at 2 p.m.
All parade participants are expect-
ed to report to Trenton Elementary
School by 1 p.m. for the parade.
Homecoming week will con-
clude on Friday, Oct. 5 when the
Tigers face off with the Bronson
Eagles, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The
homecoming court will be intro-
duced during, pre-game festivities;
which will'begin at 6:30 p.m.
Finally, the 2012 Homecom-
ing queen will be crowned during
half-time Homecoming festivities.


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Several Tiger defenders in Trenton 53-6 victory over the Bulldogs
smother Bell's quarterback Bruce Thomas. Photo by Heather White
Photography.


Rodeo arena named


Gilchrist County


Agriculture Complex


By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
held a workshop to discuss the
naming of the former Gilchrist FFA
Alumni Rodeo Arena on Monday.
Commissioner Randy Durden
recommended the facility be named
Gilchrist County Agriculture
Complex.
"I would hate to name this facility
after one specific individual when


there were so many people that worked
so hard to make this arena what it is
today," explained Commissioner D.
Ray Harrison, Jr.
Commissioner Durden made a
motion to call the facility Gilchrist
County Agriculture Complex.
Commissioner Sharon Akins
Langford gave a second to the motion.
Continued to page 3


Trenton High School Homecoming queen and king contestants, from left, ClifBryant, KayLee Craw-
ford, Hunter Parrish, Kendra Stephenson, Jonathan Smith, Emma Kate Redd, and Corbin Wiggins.
Not pictured Shelby Bunting.

See Homecoming attendants representing each grade level on page 16.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012


"We simply cannot appreciate
where we are today, or understand
where we are going tomorrow, unless
we understand where, as a culture,
we've been in the past."
-John Rice Irwin

Beautiful mountain vistas, misty
mornings, and log cabin porch vis-
its were all enjoyed on last week's
trip to Tennessee. Before you ask,
no, the leaves have not started turn-
ing yet. But mountain sides of green
leaves could not keep the spirits of
three quilting buddies down. No sir,
we went to have a good time and we
surely did.
Donna Hayes, Chris Schreiber and
I not only took in a two and a half
day hand piecing seminar and started
a new quilt called "Wild Mountain
Vine," we also did our best to enjoy a
little mountain culture. We also'dined
on no small amount of Southern cui-
sine, bult I'll- hold'the fried pickle
story until next week.
After spending the first part of our
week in Townsend quilting and visit-
ing quilt shops and a yam store which
were simply delightful, we made our
way north to Norris, Tennessee. Our
destination was the Museum of the
Appalachia which was very inter-
esting to say the least. I read about
the museum and John Rice Irwin in
Garden and Gun magazine several
months back and had been hoping to


visit it ever since.
The museum had several buildings
filled with collections from mostly
Tennessee and its people.
Irwin may.have described it best
when he wrote, "These are our peo-
ple. They are world renowned, un-
known, famous, infamous, interest-
ing, diverse, different, but above all,
they are warm, colorful and jolly lot,
in love with our land' our mountains,
and our culture. May their memories
ever be preserved-not so much in
reverence to them but as a gift to us
and to generations to come."
This museum was mostly about the
working, common person and some
of these common people were very
special. Although the displays were a
little dusty the items and stories told
were fascinating.
Chris and I were very taken with
a small "Medicine FHose'' whi;h
had been relocated to the museum.:It
seihed"th' doctor had spentfhis ehii"
tire life treating the sick and taking
care of the dying. This humble man
never asked anyone for payment al-
though some who could afford it may
have giving him some small pay-
ment. After spending his entire life
helping people he died with so little
he did not even have a suit to be bur-
ied in. The preacher that preached at
his funeral donated a suit to him for
his burial. No, he was not famous
just a common mountain doctor who


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helped all who were in need.
Needless to say we spent several
hours viewing such exhibits before
we walked around the grounds. ,
We strolled through the farm set-
ting walking about the old homestead
cabins, barns and out buildings which
were moved to the site by Irwin. We
saw everything from a jail cell to a
hen house and chicken lot The items
in the museum are a eclectic mix of
mountain buildings and culture which
we found very interesting.
While visiting there we had lunch
at the cafe and enjoyed some good
down home Southern cooking. Don-
na snagged the recipe for a wonder-
ful squash casserole from the head
cook.
We spent the night just a stone's
throw away at The Cabin On Cedar
Ridge. We really enjoyed staying at
the restored two story Tennessee log
cabin which dates back to around
1860. The owners did a wonderful
job keeping the cabin as authentic as
possible while installing a bathroom
and air conditioning. We all three
really enjoyed spending time on the
front porch swinging and rocking
while working on our hand sewing.
Several hours were just spent sitting
and relaxing while taking in the sing-
ing of the many birds who live in the
nearby woods andjust breathing fresh
cool air. What a nice break from the
humidity we have here in late sum-
mer. Several mornings the tempera-
ture dropped to the high 50s.
Next week I'll expand on some of
the interesting foods we ate while on
our trip.
On our. way home we stopped by
Blue Ridge, Georgia to visit Mercier
Orchards where we picked up several
pecks of apples.
The following recipe is my take
on my grandmother, Shannie's, Fried
Apple Tarts. Shannie made her apple
tarts from dried apples and rolled out
can biscuits for her tart crusts and
then deep fried them.
My recipe for apple tarts is very
easy and they are baked not fried.

1 package of Pillsubry Pie Crust
(the red box with two rolls of dough
near the canned biscuits in the store)
6 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Peel, core and slice apples. Put in
large pot and 2 tablespoon of water.
Turn heat to medium and simmer
until the apple slices become tender.,
Add brown sugar to taste, add more
if not sweet enough, and cinnamon.
Cook about 10 minutes uncovered
and add butter. Stir well and remove
from heat and let cool.
Take out pie crusts and let rest on
counter about 20'minutes while ap-:
ples affr'dOkilii .'Rdit th"'crust jusfd"
little thinner with rolling pin. Cut out
5 inch circles. You will have about 8
rounds of crust. You may kneed the
crust scraps together and then roll out
to get additional crust rounds. Place
two tablespoons of cooled apple fill-
ing on one side of crust circle. Fold
the unfilled half of the crust over the
apple filling and crimp edges with a
fork or by pressing well with fingers.
This will make 'the tarts half moon
shaped. Next place apple tarts on un-
greased cookie sheet and bake at 350
degrees until. lightly brown, about
25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot with or
without ice cream.
This recipe has been a family fa-
vorite for many years. We especially
love them for breakfast in the fall.
You can make the tarts up the night
before and leave then in the fridge
overnight and bake them the follow-
ing morning. Just let them sit out
about 30 minutes before baking.
The cinnamonin this recipe canbe
changed to apple pie spice or pump-
kin pie spice.


Darbi Jean Davis


Mr. Austin and Sable Davis would like to announce the birth
daughter, Darbi Jean Davis. She was born at 7:40 a.m. on August 2:
at Shands. She weighed six pounds 15 ounces and was 20 and one
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Alan and Jeannie Gilbert, maternal grea
parents are C.W. and Bobbie Gilbert and the late Betty Gilbert and
Foster and Clara Arrington.
Paternal grandparents are Pete and Lynn Davis, paternal great-gr
ents are Earl and Nacy Hurst, and the late I.D. and Betty Davis.


Ms. Christina Buckhalt, Mr. Ja-
son Lampert, and big sister Cassady
Lampert, would like to introduce Ma-
dalynn Debra Lampert to our world.
We are truly blessed. She is our little
miracle.
Madalynn was born September
14, 2012, at 1:35 a.m., and weighed
seven pounds thirteen ounces.
Madalynn sends thanks to all her
family and friends for their prayers
and well wishes.


Marriage Applicat

Bobby Louie Crosby, III, 6/
of Trenton and Ashley Marie
7/18/1985, of Old Town.

Recorded Marriag
Justin Ashley Law,
and Kimberly Jeanne SI
3/25/1972, both of Trentor
married on September 8th, b3
H. Edmonds, Minister at the
sal Life Church, at Camp \
Live Oak.
Bruce Rustin Nault, 10/2
and Mary KatherineTyson, 6/2
both of Trenton were married
tember 21, by Cynthia Chadw
tary public.


Nellie Studstill

celebrates 90th

birthday

Nellie Studstill turned 90 on Sep-
tember 21st, and celebrated her birth-
day on Sunday, Sept. 23rd, at Ayers
Health and Rehab Center with hler
two sisters, Maxine Parrish and Mar-
gie Stanfiekd, and their families, Shl
enjoyed her many friends and loved
ones coming by to see her.


Ms. Allen will

celebrate 90th

birthday

Cordele Allen will celebrate her
90th birthday on Saturday, Sept.
29th, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.' t
the First Baptist Church Chiefland,
Fellowship Hall.
of their Drop by and celebrate with us. No
3, 2012, gifts please.
quarter

t-grand- Socials
the late
Happy Birthday wishes to Ellep
randpar- Augusto and "Bo" Robert Thomas
on September 27th; Gwen Rexroat,
Debbie Barron, and Jewel Davidsoh
on September 28th; Virginia Gould,
ions Barbara Gest, Jared Kinard, Jacob
Stewart, J.T. Beck, and Deen Lancasi-
2/1989, er on September 29th; Chris Martili.
Cooper, Kandius Martin, and Kassie Holder
cooper, on September 30th; Kyle Parnell on
October 1st; Alethea Smith, Garrett
Rogers, Steve Beach, and Stephanie
Ces Pearce on October 2nd; Heidi Can-
5/12/67, non, Stewart Wasson, John Keith
hattuck, Clifton, Sr., Edward Campbell, ail
n, were Imogene McLeod on October 3rd.
y James Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
Univer- and Mrs. Ed Craft on September
Weed in 27th; David and Constance Gordaii,
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Parrish, and Chris
3/1947, and Karissa Roberts on September
6/1952, 28th; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Parrish
on Sep- on October 1st; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
ick, no- Sumner on October 2nd; Dave and
Elly Ebanks on Ocotber 3rd.


Page Two


Satan Teaches God's Love
(Kent Heaton)
As she looked at the fruit and noticed for the first time believe that Jesus is the Christ and tremble (James 2:19).
how beautiful it was and how delightful it would taste, her Satan does not always suggest that we deny the word of
mind raced back to when God told her and Adam not to eat God but rather change our view of what God said! This is
of the forbidden tree. Could a loving God be so forbidding what he did with Eve in Genesis 3. "Has God indeed said",
that He could deny her the fruit from this tree in the midst was the ploy that did not deny what God said but rather
of the garden? The serpent had made a gqo point whenke e \ ~ hatG.pd said fr oma ,different' feeling. Think of
suggested that it Wfs not fait-trT'be denied this fruit. God's love and how wonderful it is to take of that forbidden
Reaching forth her hand she decided that God loved her so fruit succeeded in securing his hooks into man for his
'itiKfi He' bwuldn'not*dre 'if'he'afe' Adam also ate of the destruction.
forbidden tree believing in the encompassing love of a God's love is taught throughout the world by Satan as a:
beneficent Creator. universalist view that everyone goes to Heaven in death
By the time of Noah almost all of mankind had drunk Salvation is not limited to some narrow legalistic dogma
deeply of the teaching, of Satan that an all-knowing and because a loving God would not and could not punis$l
all-powerful God could not be a loving God if He forbade anyone to a place of torment. This teaching has been a ver$
the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of effective tool for Satan to destroy the eternal souls of thle
life. God's love would allow the freedom to enjoy every majority of people who will stand before God in judgment
.part of life in their own passions. There are no confining (Matthew 7:13-14). Satan has served this Kool-Aid to a*
rules in love because love is such a splendid expression of unsuspecting world knowing that his minions grow larger
independence and Satan was the proficient preacher of this every day.
kind of God's love to all mankind. The true nature of God's love is found in John 3:16. "FoP,
The nation of Israel demonstrated time and again the God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten,
teaching of God's love as defined by Satan. Why would the Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish bui:
Lord care if they built a golden calf, rebel at have everlasting life." Paul reminds us that God is a loving
Kadesh-Barnea, murmur throughout the wilderness God and a severe God who will punish unbelief (Romans'
journey, take a piece of gold and Babylonian garment from 11:22). The love of God is found in Jesus Christ to those;
Jericho, kill a great soldier to cover up adultery or worship who believe and 'obey Him. The love of God also .includes"
Baal and Molech? God's love would overlook all of this His judgment upon those who refuse to believe and obey,
because God is such a loving and compassionate Creator His Son; these will be punished. Satan convinces people'
according to Satan. that God's love will not punish; God's true love says He,
Satan is the 'father of lies' (John 8:44) and is well versed does (Hebrews 12:5-11). Salvation will depend on whose-
in scripture. When tempting Jesus the devil quoted definition of love you believe: God or Satan.
scripture (Matthew 4:1-10). James reminds us the demons

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THURSDAYSEPTEMB 2


What made you decide to run for
public office?
After several friends, neighbors
and family members showed so much
interest in my running for commis-
sioner, I decided to step up and run
instead of just talking about how the
county should be run later. They kept
telling me that if responsible, decent
people don't step forward to run, we
are giving our way of life away with-
out protest.

Why are you the best candidate in
the race?
After all, I am the elder of the three
candidates for this seat.
I also have 30 years of seeing how
wasteful big business can be in ma-
terials and manpower. I would like
the opportunity to investigate ways
to help our county operate more ef-
ficiently to save tax dollars.
I am retired and will have ample
time to research any issues before the
board. My vote will be representing
the taxpayers of Gilchrist County.
If elected county commissioner,
what do you feel is the best direc-
tion for the county to go in for the
future of the area and its taxpay-
ers?
Times are hard now and I do not see
them getting much better in the near
future. We must try to maintain our
tax base without putting any more tax
burden on the taxpayer. We need to
try to create jobs for our youth by en-
couraging prudent growth. We need
to try to make our workforce more
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As a county commissioner, what
will be your top three priorities?
Manage our budget at all levels.
Let's spend our money wisely.
Water is a main concern. I have
five years experience subcontracting
with the St John's Water Manage-
ment District which will help in un-
derstanding how we can maintain our
water supply.
I have a weakness for the elderly
and the youth. These are special
groups we need to look after.

As a Gilchrist County taxpayer
and potential county commission-
er, how do you feel about the Board
of County Commissioners spend-
ing tax revenue on projects that
Gilchrist County does not own,.
such as Otter Springs?
As a county commissioner, I would
have a problem spending tax money
on something .the county does not
own.


James A. Shepherd (D)

Associate Editor's Note: James A. Shepherd, a Democrat candidate for
County Commissioner, District 3, was provided with the same questions as
the other county commissioner candidates. However, Mr. Shepherd opted not
to answer the Gilchrist County'Journal's questions for the "Get to know the
Candidates" feature.

In next week's issue:

The Gilchrist County Journal will feature candidates for Gilchrist County
Commissioner, District 4...
Marion Poitevint (R) and John Rance Thomas (D)
In "Get to know the Candidates" on page 3





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What made you decide to run for
public office?
Most all of us have found ourselves
complaining about our national, state,
or local political issues at one point
or another.
I felt that if I was willing to com-
plain, I should be willing to be part
of the process to make things better.
My desire to serve the community,
my local experience in business, and
encouragement from others helped
me make this important decision.

Why are you the best candidate in
the race?
I have had the opportunity through
my commercial construction business
to serve many small towns, counties,
and private businesses as customers.
The financial aspects of operating a
business in today's economy has been
very challenging but also requires the
ability to analyze situations and make
the tough decisions.
Secondly, I have a heart for serv-
ing my community and have done so
through many local organizations for
years. I think this has given me a very
good understanding of the issues fac-
ing our community today.
If elected county commissioner,
what do you feel is the best direc-
tion for the county to go in for the
future of the area and its taxpay-
ers?
My biggest fear is that we have
"no direction". In 2010, I was asked
to serve on the Gilchrist County Vi-
sioning committee. This process al-
lowed the community to be a part of
the planning for our future.
While we are and will remain an
agricultural community, I believe
that we need to continue to look for
Sways to diversify our economy. It has
been said many times, that we export
our greatest asset which is our local
high school graduates.
A long-term goal should be to pro-
mote new private industry so that
we can keep more of our. graduates
closer to home.

As a county commissioner, what
will be your top three priorities?
Our number one priority to the tax-


Todd Gray


payers should be to run an efficient
and cost effective government that
provides the necessary services for
the residents.
We also need to promote new busi-
ness in the county. This will provide
much needed employment, and also
generate additional tax revenue.
Another priority will be to work
with our new sheriff, EMS personnel,
and our volunteer fire departments to
provide our residents the public safe-
ty they deserve.

As a Gilchrist County taxpayer
and potential county commission-
er, how do you feel about the Board
of County Commissioners spend-
ing tax' revenue on projects that
Gilchrist County does not own,
such as Otter Springs?
Otter Springs has been enjoyed by
generations of Gilchrist County resi-
dents both as a privately owned facil-
ity and most recently owned by the
SRWMD and managed by Gilchrist
County.
It is my opinion that the County
should not be using the taxpayers'
money to fund the operation of this
park.
If the park was generating revenue
in excess of the costs to run the park,
it could be a consideration.
It is also important to point out that
as public property, this facility does
not contribute tax revenue to Gilchrist
County as it did as a privately owned
and operated park.


Local health. officials

warn residents of


mosquito-borne illness


With mosquito-borne illness on the
rise in Florida, the Gilchrist County
Health Department would like to
remind local citizens to take precau-
tionary measures to prevent contract-
ing two potentially fatal diseases
from mosquito bites.
Cases of Eastern Equine Encepha-
litis and West Nile Virus continue to
rise throughout the state.
At press time, Santa Rosa, Du-
val, Escambia and Okaloosa coun-
ties were all under mosquito-borne
illness alerts. Bay, Hillsborough,
Holmes, Jefferson, Leon, St. Johns,
Walton and Washington counties are
under mosquito-borne illness adviso-
ries. The alerts and advisories were
issued in response to 40 human cases
of West Nile virus and one case of
Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus
that have been reported throughout
the state this year.
While there have been no reports
of mosquito-borne illness in Gilchrist
County, neighboring Alachua County
has had a confirmed equine case, as
well as sentinel chickens tested posi-
tive for antibodies to EEEV.
Obviously now is the time to take
precautionary measures to prevent
mosquitoes from living and multiply-
ing around your home or business.
DRAIN standing water:
Drain water from garbage cans,
buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys,
flowerpots or any other containers
where sprinkler or rainwater has col-
lected.
Discard old tires, drums, bottles,
cans, pots and pans, broken applianc-
es and other items that aren't being
used.
Empty and clean birdbaths and
pet's water bowls at least once or
twice a week.
Protect boats and vehicles from
rain with tarps that don't accumulate
water.
Maintain swimming pools in
good condition and appropriately
chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming
pools when not in use.
COVER your skin with:
CLOTHING If you must be
outside when mosquitoes are active,


cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long
pants and long sleeves.
REPELLENT Apply mosquito
repellent to bare skin and clothing.
Always use repellents according to
the label. Repellents with 10-30%
DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon euca-
lyptus, and IR3535 are effective.
Use mosquito netting to protect
children younger than 2 months old.
COVER doors and windows with
screens:
Keep mosquitoes out of your
house. Repair broken screening on
windows, doors, porches and patios.

Symptoms of West Nile virus may
include headache, fever, fatigue,
dizziness, weakness and confusion.
Physicians should contact their coun-
ty health department if they suspect
an individual may have a mosquito-
borne illness. DOH laboratories pro-
vide testing services for physicians
treating patients with clinical signs of
mosquito-borne disease.
DOH continues to conduct state-
wide surveillance for mosquito borne
illnesses, including West Nile virus
infections, Eastern Equipe Encepha-
litis, St. Louis Encephalitis, malaria
and dengue.
For more information on mos-
quito-borne illnesses, visit-DOH's
Environmental Health Web site at
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environ-
ment/medicine/arboviral/index.html
or call the Gilchrist County Health
Department at 352-498-1360.


Rodeo arena named Gilchrist County


Agriculture Complex


Th6 board approved the naming of
the facility by a unanimous vote.
The Commission discussed the
'fees for the use of the arena. The
county administrator identified fees
for both general public and non-profit
organizations.
A one-day use of the facility is
$400 with a $200 discount for non-
profit organizations. The use of the
concessions stand is an additional
$100 per day in addition to the arena.
The non-profit fee is $50 per day. A
cleaning deposit of $100 for each use
is for both groups.
Commissioner Durden made
a motion to approve of the
recommended fees for the use of
the facility. Commissioner Harrison
agreed before the board approved of
the recommendation.
The board asked County
Administrator Bobby Crosby if
people interested in using the facility
are requesting a discount. Crosby
pointed out that some of the people
want discounts, but when they are
told that it is not an option, they
gladly agree to pay the price and
admit they will be back in the future
to reschedule the use of the facility
for other events.


Continued from page 1


Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex


\p0 Robert Roux

for

Gilchrist County

Sheriff

Re: Agriculture


Candidate
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AGRICULTURE is a major way of life in our county. Not only does it provide income for many of our
citizens, but every household relies upon the fruits of the labor that our farmers and ranchers provide.
AGRICULTURE has also been a big part of my life. I am an FFA alumni, my children are actively involved
in FFA & 4-H and raise show animals. For ten years I have been a 4-H leader for the youth in our county
and I am a member of the Gilchrist County Cattleman's Association.
As your next Sheriff, I will have a focus on our AGRICULTURAL community. One of my ideas will be to
assign a deputy/investigator specifically for the AGRICULTURAL community. Many of the crimes that take
place within the farming community are inter-related. This way the AGRICULTURAL community will know
the deputy they can go to and call upon to deal with and solve their crimes. Robert Roux: A Sheriff who will
be tough on crime and even tougher on the criminals.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012


PURE HWTER
WIRDERNESS
SUWANNEE


Re-elect Obama
I believe President Obama de-
serves re-election. He has done and is
doing the best he can under difficult
circumstances.
The super rich may have the "mon-
ey honey" but if y'all will register to
vote by October 9, 2012, AND go
and vote on November 6, 2012, do
the math.
Remember there are more of us
than them! I want to see a President
who is working for all Americans,
not protecting the turf of multi-mil-
lionaires.
Catherine Gramatzki
Trenton

Clinton was a
horrible president
Dear Editor,
The left wing national media has
done a good job of convincing a large
number of Democrats that Mr. Clin-
ton was a good President. Wrong!
Mr. Clinton was a horrible President
and I find it interesting to observe Mr.
Clinton's supporters today as they
continue, with great success, to re-
write history.
Fact: Mr. Clinton was obviously
one of the most, if not the most, mor-
ally bankrupt President, in the history
of this country. His amoral conduct
and marital infidelities have been
well documented and some might
say they are legendary. He used
America's House, the White House,
to conduct many of his immoral lia-
sions. No matter, we are just to look
over these shortcomings as normal
Presidential dalliances.
Fact: Mr. Clinton gave the go-ahead
to his then Attorney General, Janet
Reno, for the assault on'the Waco,
Texas compound, of the Branch
Davidians, an absolutely idiotic de-
cision with horrible consequences
where 78, mostly women and chil-
dren, were burned and incinerated to
death. After it happened, Mr. Clinton
denied knowing anything about such
assault. The "buck stops here" and
taking responsibilities for "one's own
actions" are both phrases of which
Mr. Clinton is not knowledgable of.
Fact: Only after the 1994 mid-term
elections, wherein the President and
his fellow Democrats were handed
'their- collective heads, by the Re-
publitans,"did'lMr:~ Clinton embrace
capitalism and pro-growth measures
to'tiniulate and grow our economy.
Also, as a result of this election
Americans were presented a balanced
budget and serious welfare reform.
Thank you very much, Republicans.
Mr. Clinton was dragged kicking and
screaming to these reform measures
and now he has the audacity to claim
credit for their successes.


By the way, just in case you have
forgotten, on this election night
James Carville, the court jester buf-
foon of the Democratic strategists,
placed a trashcan over his head on
national television as he was so em-
barrassed about the Democrats elec-
tion defeats.
Fact: As Mr. Clinton's immoral
behavior became national news, his
wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, went
on every National News outlet in
the country and explained that her
husband's behavior was just a smear
tactic by the "Vast Right Wing Con-
spiracy." Huh? Is this a wonderful
country or what?
By the way, as our Secretary of
State, Mrs. Clinton, working under
the tutelage and in harmony with
President Obama, has turned our for-
eign policy into an absolute disaster.
We have become become the laugh-
ing stock of the world. We won't
even support our long standing ally,
Israel, the only stabilizing force in
the entire Middle East. I keep waiting
on the President and Secretary Clin-
ton to blame the "Vast Right Wing
Conspiracy" for their dismal failure
in foreign policy.
I watched with amusement, dis-
dain, and anger as Bill Clinton was
trotted out before America at the
National Democratic Convention as
someone we should be proud of. His
was a presidency lacking in any sig-
nificant accomplishments. His two
most notable achievements were,
1. Taking credit for successful
events that he had nothing to do with
and,
2. Not accepting responsibility and
blaming others for his decisions that
were utter failures.
Does this behavior remind you of
our current President?
As an American, I trust you under-
stand my concern for the direction of
our country when someone such as
former PresideAt Bill Clinton, stands
before America, shakes his long
bony finger at us and tells us what we
should do and how we should do it.
God Help Us!
Jon Gray

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Most of the volunteers stayed for lunch at Hinton Landing and are pictured here with a big part of the trash. Photo by Bill Kilborn.

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participate in

Suwannee

River cleanup

Submitted by Bill Kilborn
The Pure Water Wilderness 4th
Annual Suwannee River Clean-Up
was held Saturday, Sept. 22, between
Hart Springs and Hinton Landing.
About 40 people from all over the
area were involved, including several
from the Trenton Rotary Club.
Lunch was furnished by the
Chiefland Rotary Club making this
truly a multi-county cooperative
event.


Coach Andrew Thomas, left, Jamie Moyer, Cedric Stokes, Brione Sims,
Torrez Brown, Hunter Parrish, Jonathan Smith, Corbin, Wiggins, and
Clint Lee attended the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Monday. Ro-
tarian Scott Guthrie invited theTrenton High School seniors to the
meeting as his guests.

Trenton seniors and

football coach attend

Rotary Club meeting


Submitted
The Trenton Rotary Club was
pleased to welcome senior football
players from Trenton High School on
Monday to their noon meeting.
Trenton High School football
Coach Andrew Thomas was proud to
introduce each of the young men and
share a talent that each one of them
contributes to the team.
He shared the team's core values
of discipline, toughness, hard work,
and the importance of making them-
selves better even when times are
going well. The positive spirit and
respect was felt from the presence of
this group.
Coach Thomas shared that this
group of team members have a great
attitude and have been raised with
good values. It was clear to see that

Gilchrist County
Farm Bureau
Annual Meeting
is September 27
Submitted
The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau
will be having their annual meeting
Thursday, Sept. 27. at the Trenton
Elementary Cafeteria. We will be
serving a barbecue dinner with all the
trimmings at 6:30 p.m. The members
are more than welcome to bring their
favorite dessert.
As always, there will be plenty of
door prizes with the last two prizes
being $100 each.
Come on out and enjoy visiting
with other Farm Bureau members!

Grab a lawn chair!
The Bell High School
Homecoming Parade will be Friday,
Sept. 28, beginning at 2 p.m.
Step out and show your support
for the Bulldogs!


the team is competitive but also work
toward a, common goal of making
each of them individual winners.


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Weeknight Services at 7:00p.m.
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Trenton, Florida 32693
352-463-2151
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Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor
Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/You'tl
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iutheran Church
rFall Bazaar
:;:Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
lll hold its annual Fall Bazaar and
:'Yard Sale on October 12th and 13th.
PThere will be all kinds of goodies
'to.buy, lots of yard sale items, some
c; fts and of course our bake sale. We
,",kill also have hotdogs and chili, so
j;it it on your calendars.

:Living Praise Church
:f God Revival
SCome and join the Living Praise
.Church of God in Revival Septem-
ber 23-27, at 7:00 p.m., nightly, with
Evangelist Michael Stephens.

riverside e Baptist
;'Church will host a
Sing-A-Long
- -You are invited to a Sing-a-long at
Riverside Baptist Church on Satur-
:dy, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served after.


Spring Ridge Food
Pantry is Oct. 3

The Spring Ridge Food Pantry dis-
tribution will be held on October 3rd,
at 4 p.m., at the Spring Ridge First
SChurch of God, HWY 340, beside the
Spring Rdge Fire Department. Please
CAll 386-454-3600 for more infor-
mation.

Bluegrass concert
County Clare, a high-energy Blue-
grass band featuring local native
Shannon Slaughter and his wife,
Heather will be performing on Fri-
4dy, Sept. 28, 2012, at St. Timothy
Lutheran Church, 1070 North Sun-
coast Blvd., Crystal River, FL. Please
call 352-795-5325 for tickets. For
more information please visit www.
countryclareband.com


SNews

Mt. Nebo Baptist's
Life Chain is Oct. 7
"Life Chain" will be held in Bell,
Sunday, Oct. 7th, from 2:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m., in front of the Bell High
School.
All churches and anyone else inter-
ested in Standing for Life are invited
to come stand with us. We must never
let our Nation forget the 55 million
and counting babies who have been
killed through abortion since 1973.
That is 3,000 per day in the United
States alone.
This is a silent protest, praying and
encouraging adoption rather than
abortion. It is also a reminder to those
who have aborted babies, that there is
forgiveness. It's time to stop the kill-
ing of babies!
For further information or if you
are going to attend, please contact
the Bell Area Coordinator, Pastor
Jimmy Corbin at the Mt. Nebo Bap-.
tist Church Office, 386-935-3575.





Brock Family
The annual Brock reunion is to be
held at Manatee Springs State Park
on Sunday, Oct, 7, 2012. All attend-
ing are asked to bring a covered dish.
Arrival time is tentatively set for
10:30 a.m. and festivities will con-
tinue until 5:00 p.m. We plan to eat
at 12:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please
call 352-870-9302 cell.


Log Cabin

Quilters

Submitted
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, Sept. 20, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. We finished the Wa-
termelon Quilt and put the black and
white quilt in the frame to quilt. The
new quilt has a black and white back-
ing now and hopefully will be com-
pleted in a few months. The blue quilt
top by Winnelle needs a border added
to it then it will be put in a frame. The
blue quilt will be in the main room
for the volunteers to work on when
they're working at the Museum.
Greg and the boys were out and
got a lot done for us. The place looks
great. Thanks Lancaster. This week's
list seems to be a little longer than last
week's. Most of the volunteers have
reached the stage in life where they
know they can't move heavy things
and climbing ladders really shouldn't
be something we're doing. We may
rearrange the quilts on the frames this
week to fill in the empty spots and I
know I can't do that just now, maybe
in a few more months.
It's getting time to decide if we're
taking a bus down to the State Fair
in February. We need to know if any
of you are interested in taking the
trip. We have a choice between a bus
with 29 seats and no bathrooms and
a 54 passenger bus with bathrooms.
We're planning on the bigger bus
with the bathrooms except Winnelle
Usually paid in advance and the price
has gone up thanks to the, price of
gas. Call us if you're interested at
352-493-2801.
The rocking chairs are waiting for
you.


THS Class of '79 Quilters of Alachua
Annual Trash and


The Trenton High School Class of
'79 will hold its 8th annual Covered
Dish Cookout on Saturday, Oct. 6th.
It will be held at the home of Regina
(Copeland) and Edward Marsh. The
fun will start at 6 p.m. with dinner, a
bonfire and music. Bring the whole
family!
Call Regina at 352-213-9106 or
Holly Wesley Bussard at 352-339-
0983 for more information.


Treasure Sale
Submitted
Every quilter lpves a bargain, al-
most as much as she loves clearing
out the studio to make room for a
new sewing stash.
,Once a year, members of Quilters
of Alachua County Day Guild do just
that. They turn the sewing and quilt-
ing items they no longer need into
treasure for someone looking for just
that thing. Join them at their Thurs-
day, Oct. 4th meeting to see what you
might-find.
Quilters of Alachua County Day
Guild (QACDG) -meets monthly
the first Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to
noon, at the Senior Recreation Cen-
ter, 5701 N. W. 34th Street, Gaines-
ville. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m.,
meeting begins 10 a.m. Guests are
welcome. For more information on
the guild, call Beverley Hilton, (352)
373-7791.


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U.S. Senate: Connie Mack


U.S. House: Ted Yoho


Florida House: Keith Perry


Clerk of Court Todd Newton


Sheriff: Bobby Schultz
Robert Roux


Tax Collector: Tommy Langford


Super. of School: Robert'Rankin


Commissioner D-1:
Commissioner D-3:
Commissioner D-4:


Rosemary McDaniel
Todd Gray
Marion Poitevint


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203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
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Judges
R. Fred Lewis>NO: Barbara A. Quince>NO: Peggy J. Pariente>NO:
Simone Marstiller>YES: Stephanie Ray>YES: Ron Swanson>Yes: Brad.Thomas>YES
(The first three are Judicial Activist and should be voted out)

School Board District 2:
Robert Clemons

Soil and Water Cons:
District 3 Richard Esseck District 5 Jean Wonser

Amendments

1- YES 2- YES 3- YES *4- YES (NO)
5- YES 6- YES 7- omitted 8- NO
*9-YES 10- YES 1 1-YES 12- NO
NOTE: Several conservative groups are recommending that you vote NO on
amendment 4; they say it's part of the U.N. Agenda 21 movement.
NOTE: No. 9 was a very close vote


The following individuals refused to respond to public policy ques-
tions asked by the Tea Party. Therefore, they were not considered.

Sharon Langford Christie McElroy Barbara Merritt Susan Owens
Matthew Rexroat James Shepherd John Thomas


Heart

9Matters
By Angie Land
Sometimes the toughest thing in
the world to do...is nothing. Is it
just me, or do you agree that toddlers
aren't the only ones who have a diffi-
cult time being still? Recently, 1 came
across a verse that quickly became
a favorite...and a challenge: "The
Lord will tight for you; you need only
to be still." (Exodus 14:14) A little
background will help us understand
the context.
The story of Exodus, the second
book of the Bible, begins with the
children of Israel in bondage 400+
years, and crying out to God to de-
liver them. By way of a burning
bush, God sends Moses to lead the
way, and after a string of unpleasant
plagues, Pharaoh relents and sends
them on their way. Only later, when
Pharaoh looked around and realized
that all his free labor was gone, did
he recall his decision and set out with
his entire army to bring the Israelites
back to Egypt. By this time, the Is-
raelites had traveled to the edge of
the Red Sea. Exodus 14:10 says, "As
Pharaoh approached, the Israelites
looked up, and there were the Egyp-
tians, marching after them. They
were terrified..." Understandably,
this was a stressful situation and Mo-
ses was in charge...and his instruc-
tions were to "BE STILL!"
As a parent, can't you relate? How
many times have you yelled, "Ev-
erybody just be still a minute and let
me think!" Several of my aunts were
telling family stories recently and
shared with me that my grandma was
terrified of thunder and lightning, so
anytime a storm blew in, she made
everyone in the house go lie down on
their bed. Perhaps this is hereditary
because when my kids were small,
if we were driving in the car in bad
weather, I required them to be still!
One of my boys even told his friend
riding with us one day that, "You
have to be still, because my mom
can't drive in bad weather!" Nothing
like a little fear to bring about com-
pliance!
Being still doesn't seem to come
natural for most of us...we are do-
ers. I like to solve problems and get
answers and check off my to-do list.
Don't you? Yet there are times that
being still is much more productive.
Psalm 46:10 tells us to "Be still, and
know that I am God; I will be exalted
among the nations, I will be exalted
in the earth." In.this verse, the~pur-
pose of being still is to contemplate
the power and might of God. These
words will serve us well in our daily
life of difficult decisions, difficult
responsibilities, and difficult rela-
tionships. When everything you try
seems to make the problem messier
and bigger, Be still, and know that
He is God." It is interesting that in
Exodus 14:15, God immediately
said to Moses "...tell the Israelites to
move on." Once we get still, He will
let us know when to move forward...
because every heart matters!
Blessings, Angie


4 Pets Sake News
Submitted
We would like to thank the folks
who donated the dog houses, they are
perfect.
We are still in need of two medium
and two large carriers, something that
a large cat or small dog would fit into.
It makes things easier for the pets to
be in a carrier rather than holding
them in your arms when taking them
to the vet.
The benefit breakfast organizers
will be having a yard sale Saturday,
Oct. 6th, so if you don't want break-
fast check out the yard sale.
Here are a couple items of interest.
We received an e-mail from Nancy,
our volunteer in Dixie County, and
now we will pass it on to you.
How to kill mosquitoes. Fill a spray
bottle with Listerine, spray where
there are mosquitoes, such as around
the picnic table, children's swing
area, and standing water near by.
Others comment that it has been used
around decks, but don't spray direct-
ly on a wood door. Spray around the
frame and window frames, and even
inside the dog house. The effect will
last a couple of days.
Well, here is another one. Having
arthritis problems? Try cinnamon!
Put it on your toast, in coffee, or ce-
real. I started using it a few weeks
ago with peanut butter, and mercy
can I feel the difference. Do not take


cinnamon by the spoonful because
without eating anything with it, the
powder will make you cough. I won-
der if this would be good for pets that
have arthritis if put in their food.
If you need more information
please call, 386-935-0975, or e-mail
fourpetssakel windstream.net Just
for the love of them.
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__ Trenton FFA officers attend leadership retreat


Families Building Better

Learners at BES
Bell Elementary School held Families Building Better Learners on
Thursday, Sept. 20, where Lucas Stapp and Evan Cobb enjoyed play-
ing Rhyming Bingo. The next event at Bell Elementary School will
be individual pictures on Thursday, Oct. 4, so dress your best, stu-
dents!
www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL ELEMENTARY
9/27 3:15-5:15pm AR Afternoon @BES
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
9/27 4:00pm MS volleyball game ys/Steinhatchee @BHS
5:00/6:00pm JV/Varsity volleyball games vs/Hamilton County @Hamilton
6:00pm Bulldog Growl @BHS Gym
9/28 2:00pm Homecoming Parade @Bell
7:00pm Varsity Football Homecoming game vs/Bishop Snyder @BHS
10/2 4:00/5:00 MS/JV volleyball games vs/Bronson @Bronson
6:00pm Varsity volleyball game vs/Bronson @Bronson
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
9/25 3-6 pm Family AR night
10/2 3-6 Family AR night
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
9/27 4:30 V Volleyball Double header v Hilliard
6:30 JV Football at Lafayette County (Mayo)
9/29 Fat Steer Weigh In
High Q Candy Sale Begins
10/2 Homecoming Week-----Music Generations
4:00 High Q v Bell in Media Center
5:30 MS Volleyball at Cedar Key
6:30 V Volleyball at Cedar Key
JV Football v. Bell


Submitted
September 21st, and 22nd, the
Trenton Junior and Senior FFA of-
ficer teams participated in a Chapter
officer retreat at Otter Springs Re-
sort.
The teams participated in team
building exercises, communication
activities, workshops for the chap-
ter's FFA mission and set goals for
the year.
Clay Sapp, 2012-2013 Florida's
National FFA Officer candidate and
Sarah Trimm, 2012-2013 Area 2
State FFA Vice President, facilitated
the weekend's workshops, which
included pool activities to increase
team building skills, canoe relay rac-
es to signify the importance of com-
munication skills, and followed by
reflections around a campfire.
This year's officer teams are excit-
ed about the upcoming year and have
lots of activities planned.

THS alumni
volleyball game
is Oct. 11
Submitted
The game will be on October 11,
2012 at the High School Gymnasium.
The game begins at 6:30 p.m., play-
ers can come as early as 5:30 p.m.
If you have questions or would like
to register, please contact Lyndsay
Ayers or Amy Owens. There is a
$20.00 registration fee per person.


Elementary

school fall

festivals
, Make plans now for a fun family
night out at one of Gilchrist County's
elementary school fall festivals.
Bell Elementary School will host a
fall festival on Friday, Oct. 26.
Trenton Elementary School plans
to. hold it's fall festival on Friday,
Nov. 2. More details will follow as
the events approach.


The Historical Society Invites YOU!
The Gilchrist County Historical Society and the Veteran's Service Office
invite you to attend the 2012 Veteran's Day Parade on Monday, Novem-
ber 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. This year's parade will be held in-the Town of
Bell. As in the past, lunch will be provided at the Bell Community Center
starting at 11:30 a.m.
All participants who wish to enter a float or participate in the parade will
need to complete a participant form available at the Veteran's Service
Office in Trenton, the Town of Bell Town Hall and/or request one via
email at historicalsocietyll@yahpo.com all forms need to be completed
and returned by October 31, 2012.



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GAMES WILL BE ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS

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COACHES AND REFEREES WANTED

For more information contact:
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Elect


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United for Excellence!


Candidate for Superintendent of Gilchrist County Schools

Candidate- for Superintendent of Gilchrist County Schools


[ VOTE...


B LEADERSHIP


B1 EXPERIENCE


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Conviction and a willingness to act are the greatest tools of any leader. Our
convictions should lead our actions, and our actions should be influenced by
our heads and our hearts, neither one independently. I passionately believe
and am committed to the support of our educational system. Condoleezza
Rice said it best, "We cannot be reluctant to lead, and you cannot lead from
behind." I'm committed to leading our communities' schools with dignity
and respect with an emphasis on communication and collaboration, always
putting the needs of students first. I ask for your vote on November 6,
together we can be UNITED FOR EXCELLENCE and UNITED IN
LEADERSHIP!


BrVOTE: Christie L. McElroy


For more information about Christie McElroy:
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SLocal libraries plan books sales


From the Shelves of
the Bell Library

Submitted
SCarrie loves painting the beautiful
carousel horses...but can she stand
strong against the many who don't
ivant her to keep the job? When Car-
fington Brouwer receives the envi-
able job of painting carousel horses
for a factory on Ohio, she believes
tier future is secure. But after an ex-
*pe.sive necklace disappears from the
home where she's been staying, she's
caught up in a search for the truth that
puts her entire livelihood and her
developing relationship with the fac-
tory manager at risk. Can she lead
police to the real culprit before she
loses everything...
Judith Miller will immediately
captivate you with the characters and
te, fast-paced story in The Carousel
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Painter.
Charming. insightful and immense-
ly entertaining in its unique presenta-
tion of one of America's legendary
figures. MA u nt ernon Love Story, by
famed suspense writer Mary Higgins
Clark, shows the reader the man be-
hind the legend, a man of flesh, blood
and passion, and in the author's
skilled hands, the story and the man
come fully and dramatically alive.
On Friday, Sept. 28, we are hav-
ing big book sale before and after the
Homecoming Parade at the library.
Many are like new books that we
have had three copies donated.



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Graduate of Trenton High School
S* Graduate of Santa Fe College- AA Degree
Graduate of Saint Leo University- BA Degree
OCCUPATIONS:
Fourteen years as a fifth grade teacher at Bell Elementary
S* Two years at the Gilchrist County School District office over various programs
'7 / years as Gilchrist County Commissioner, District 1
2009 Gilchrist County Commission chairman
*- Work on our family farm
MEMBERSHIPS, ACTIVITIES, & COMMUNITY SERVICE:
G Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce member
,* Gilchrist County Farm Bureau member
* Gilchrist County Cattleman's Association member
,* Bell FFAAlumni member
"* Take Stock in Children mentor
.* National Rifle Association supporter
* Gilchrist County Education Foundation supporter
i* 4-H and FFA supporter
T* Tr-County Relay for Life supporter
'* Supporter of the Senior Citizens
'PERSONALAND FAMILY:
S-12 \ ears of age
* Lifelong 5th generation resident of Gilchrist County
;-* Married to Edgar Langford for 23 years
Two children- Cody, age 19 and Shelby, age 16
Parents- the late Stanley Akins and the late Ruth Akins both of Bell, FL
Biother- Scott Akins of Bell
Christian


Contact Information:
352-213-2395
SharonLangfordll@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 1762
Trenton, FL 32693

"By working together, we can preserve and improve the quality
of life for our children and generations to come."
I would like to thank every citizen in Gilchrist County for allowing
me to serve as your county commissioner and having trust in me for
the past 7 years. I appreciate the support that you have given me
over the past years. I feel honored and have been blessed to serve the
citizens of this county. I have the experience necessary and the desire
'to continue to serve you. I respectfully and humbly ask for your
support to allow me to continue to serve Gilchrist County. I would
appreciate your vote on November 6th.
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Great Book Sale
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Submitted
The Suwannee County Friends of
the Library is hosting the Great Book
Sale commencing on Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 2012, and
on the following week, Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday, Oct, 11-13, 2012.
The sale will be held during the
regular library hours, 8:30 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 8:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The sale is being held at the Su-
wannee County Regional Library,
1848 Ohio Ave (US 129) south of
Live Oak.
The Suwannee County Friends of
the Library is a volunteer booster or-
ganization for the libraries of Suwan-
nee County. Through membership
and fundraisers, such as the Great
Book Sale, thousands of dollars have
been donated to enhance and provide
for library services.

Preschool Program
on Thursday at
Trenton Library

Submitted
The Gilchrist County Public Li-
brary in Trenton holds a preschool
program every Thursday for children
ages 2 to 4.
The bi-lingual program offers chil-
dren a storytime, sing-a-long, exer-
cises and a craft project, so each child
has something to take home.
Stop by the Trenton Library on
Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. to check out the preschool pro-
gram.

Mark the calendar:
.Grace Ministry will be holding its
2012 Freedom Banquet on Thursday,
Oct. 25, at the Spring House Lodge
at Otter Springs Park. A low coun-
try boil will be served beginning at
6 p.m., followed by a program at 7
p.m.
For more information, call 463-
8700.


Peanuts are being harvested
throughout Gilchrist County
now, since the area has experi-
enced several days of dry weather.
Tractors and combines were roll-
ing on Tuesday picking Tommy
Jones'peanuts along County Road
307 at DeChamplain's Heaven's
Gate Farm. According to infor-
mation provided by the Farm Ser-
vice Agency's Trenton office there
are 10,000 acres of peanuts being
grown in Gilchrist County this
year.


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Fringe Benefits

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American

Legion Post 91

invites veterans

over for free

donuts and

coffee
Submitted
On Wednes-
day, Oct 17,
from 7:00 a.m.
to 9:00 a.m.,
the American
Legion Jam-
erson-Shef-
field Post 91 will host its first weekly
Veteran's Open House.
The meeting hall is located at 4200
South U.S. Highway 129, Bell. Post
91 is half-way between Trenton and
Bell, across Highway 129 from the
"Field of Dreams."
Post 91 will provide free donuts
and coffee each Wednesday morning
during this open house time.
All veterans are welcome and are
encouraged to attend. This will be
an opportunity for veterans to learn
more about the American Legion and
what we do for our veterans.
Gilchrist County Veteran's Service
Officer James Mash will be available
to answer questions about benefits
and services available to our veterans.
Periodically we will have American
Legion officials from our District and
Department headquarters present to
help answer questions about Ameri-
can Legion membership.
These weekly open house events
are also open to the public. If you're
not a veteran, stop by and say,
"Thanks for serving." It will be well
received by all.
Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 is your
American Legion Post! Join us to-
day!
For more information contact
Gilchrist County Veteran's Service
Officer James Mash at (352) 463-
3188, or Post 91 1st Vice Commander
at (352) 463-1501/ (352) 221-2352.


The Philman Family Band is at
again!
Just in time for Christmas, the
band will release a new CD featur-
ing local voices in an effort to raise
money for Gilchrist County's Senior
Citizens' Food Pantry.
According to Amos Philman, last


year's CD raised $1,545 for the local ents and staff chimed in on several
food pantry. Over 300 CDs were sold songs.
in 2011, and Philman is hoping this "It was a lot of fmn!" Philman
year's CD will be popular as well. said, referring to the first recording.
Last week, The Philman Family Any individual or choir interested
Band held their first recording ses- in singing on the-new CD should
sioi for the new CD at Ayers Health contact Amos Philman at (386)
and Rehabilitation Center. Ayers' cli- 935-3912.


Seasonal flu shots available


Gilchrist


now at the health department Count
Submitted son.


The Gilchrist County Health De-
partment is reminding residents that
it is time to vaccinate against the
seasonal flu. The health department,
along with other, local providers, is
currently offering flu vaccine and the
time is now to prepare for the flu sea-


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A limited number 'of doses are
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a first come, first serve basis. The
vaccine will be available at the health
department during the following
hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
All people 6 months old and older
are recommended to receive the vac-
cination. Children between the ages
of 6 months and 8 years old may re-
quire two doses of this year's vac-
cine to be protected. Consult with
your healthcare provider. Children
under the age of 6 months should not
receive the vaccine.
Some people are more likely to
have complications from the flu,
These include, people-age 65 and-
older, children younger than 2 years
old, iaid people of any age who have
chronic medical conditions such as
diabetes, asthma, congestive heart
failure and lung disease.
Please contact the Gilchrist County
Health Department at 352-463-3120
for further information. No appoint-
ments are necessary to receive the
vaccine.

Mark the calendar:
If you're planning to show a fat
steer at the 2013 Suwannee River
Fair, take your animal to the fair-
grounds on Saturday, Sept. 29 for a
weigh-in, tag-in, which will be held
from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Feed-
er steers, heifers and hogs will be
tagged in the weekend of December
7, 2012.


Woman's

Club News

Submitted ,
The September meeting of the
Gilchrist County Woman's Club was
a great success and everyone enjoyed
our Tailgating Fare.
Six new members joined the club
last meeting.
The next meeting will be held on
October 11, 2012, at the Clubhouse
located on the Bronson Highway
(CR-339).
We will have a flu clinic starting at
6:00 p.m. for any member or guest;
the, cost is, $25:.9 qa;lbut pobst ,nt.,
surance, including Medicare, will
cover it. Bring your insurance card.
The social time and meal starts at
6:30 p.m.
The October meeting is hosted by
the Publicity Committee and features
good fall foods.
Members and guests, please join in
by wearing your fall outfits.
The formal meeting starts at 7:00
p.m., presided over by President
Sheree Lancaster.
October 26th is the Barbecue Pork
Lunch; we will have sign-up sheets
and tickets at our next meeting.
Members are encouraged to bring
a guest who is interested in joining
the club.
For more information, type www.
GilchristCountyWomansClub.org in
your web browser to access our web-
site.


21-year-old local

woman remembered

as a wonderful person,


By Carrie A. Mizell
Family members and friends
gathered at First Baptist Church of
Chiefland on Saturday morning to
remember a young woman with a
bright smile.
Tiffany Lynn Slaughter died last
Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, in a traf-
fic accident on US 129.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, Slaughter was driving
her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox south
on U.S. 129 when, for an unknown
reason, she lost control of her vehicle
near the Field of Dreams.
The accident occurred at 10:20
a.m. as Tiffany was driving to work
at Mya's Noodle House in Chiefland.
The weather was bad at the time of
the accident. Slaughter's vehicle re-
portedly drove off the east edge of
the highway and rotated counter-
clockwise before it hit a tree.
Cpl. Lena M. Ward of the Florida
Highway Patrol said Slaughter was
pronounced deceased at the scene of
the accident. She was wearing a seat-
belt.
Since the accident, family mem-
bers, friends and co-workers have


Tiffany Slaughter


reached out to Slaughter's family,
which includes her parents James and
Susie Slaughter and sister, Lisa and
brother, Brent.
At the time of her death, Tif-
fany Slaughter, who was a formie
Chiefland High School homecom-
ing queen, was working and attend
ing college. She was also an active
member of First Baptist Church ,f
Chiefland.


Hallie kills a deer


Hallie Bryant shot this deer on her family's property in Gilchrist.-
County the opening weekend of bow season. Hallie had practiced,
for two years before finally getting an opportunity to shoot hen
first deer with a compound bow. Hallie is 11 and was hunting
with, her big brother Clif Her beagle puppies, Cash and Dixie,
were as excited as she was.


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF


HEALTH


GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


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


Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Flu Shots


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


Flu Shots
are available
during regular
office hours


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Walk-Ins

Welcome


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

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


Residents and staff at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center chimed in last week for a CD the Phil-
man Family Band is recording to benefit the Gilchrist County Senior Citizens'Food Pantry.

Local voices will shine on Christmas

CD that will benefit food pantry


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Eight








THURSDAY.SEPTEMBER 27,2012


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


j


The transformer is seen barely squeezing under the red light as it crept through Trenton.

Progress Energy replaces

transformer at Wilcox substation


Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Attend Your

ANNUAL MEETING

October 6, 2012
Free Door Prizes & Soft Drinks

REMEMBER TO:
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:8:00 a.m. End of Business Session......Registration & Information Booths will be open.
S:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m...................Entertainment by the country gospel group "Drift Fence"
k0:00 a.m.........................Business Session & Presentation of Reports & Election Results.
End of Business Session..........................................Drawingsfor Cash and Gift Prizes.

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Submitted
As part of our commitment to de-
liver dependable, affordable and in-
creasingly clean energy to all of our
customers, Progress Energy Florida,
a subsidiary of Duke Energy, recog-
nized a need to replace and upgrade
a transformer at the Wilcox substa-
tion, located at 8780 SW 85th Street
in Trenton.
PEF contracted with Mammoet
USA, worldwide specialists in heavy
transport, to haul the transformer
from the Newberry rail yard.
Using a 120-wheel transporter, the
transformer was slowly moved west
on SR 26 from the Newberry rail sid-
ing to the transformer location.
The trip was approximately 21
miles and took an estimated 2 hours
to complete.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice and Trenton Police Department
assisted in the traffic through the City
of Trenton and Gilchrist County on
September 7, 2012.

Fall on the Prairie
Fall on the Prairie, a benefit for Ha-
ven Hospice, will be held on Satiidi-
Sday, Oct. 13 at the Whitehurst Ranch
and Prairie in Williston. For more
information, call Stephanie Brod at
(352) 271-4665.


U.S. Marshals
capture 3
violent fugitives

Submitted
The U.S. Marshals Florida Region-
al Fugitive Task Force today located
and arrested three significant fugitives
who posed threats to several commu-
nities. FRFTF members from several
agencies, including the US. Marshals,
the Marion County Sheriff's Office,
the Levy.County Sheriff's Office, the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the
Clay County Sheriff's Office, the St.
John's County Sheriff's Office, and
the Gainesville Police Department,
were involved in today's arrests.
At approximately 10:45 a.m.,
FRFTF members arrested Jay Men-
dez, 36, outside an apartment located
at 5001 SW 20th Street in Ocala.
Through investigation, FRFTF
members developed information
that Mendez would be at this apart-
ment. FRFTF members surrounded
the apartment and ordered Mendez
to exit. Mendez, who is known to
be violent, was wanted by the Cit-
rus County Sheriff's Office for two
counts of residential burglary, two
counts of dealing in stolen property
and two counts of grand theft, war-
rant issued September 7. FRFTF
members were assisted by Citrus
County sheriff deputies and a Mar-
ion County K-9 unit. Mendez was
booked into the Marion County Jail
on his outstanding warrant.
At approximately 12:30 p.m.,
FRFTF members arrested Charles
Ellis, 50, outside a house located at
2195 Daffodil Avenue in Middleburg.
FRFTF members learned through in-
vestigation that Ellis was possibly at
this house and initiated surveillance.
After confirming Ellis was inside,
FRFTF members surrounded the


VOTE Jean Wonser

No Fox to Guard the Hen-house
Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor,
District 5

How will you feel about conservation when the
well runs dry? Florida suffers from multiple
conservation failures: draining the Glades,
over-population, development run rampant,
with resultant stress on our environment. What


can be done?


We can start with our own


County: that is the challenge to Gilchrist Soil
& Water Conservation board.
Political advertisement paid for. approved by Jean Wonser. non-partisan for Gilchrist Soil & Water Conservation


house and ordered Ellis to come out.
Ellis was wanted by the Levy
County Sheriff's Office for sexual
battery of a person under 12 and sex-
ual molestation of a person.under 12,
warrant issued September 7.
Ellis' charges involved two sepa-
rate minor children. Ellis was trans-
ported to the Clay County Jail where
he was booked on his outstanding
warrant.
At approximately 1:30 p.m.,
FRFTF members arrested Joseph
Smith, 32, during a traffic stop on
the 2400 block of NW 10th Street in
Ocala.
FRFTF members obtained infor-
mation that Smith would be in the
area and were on surveillance when
FRFTF members spotted Smith driv-
ing a car which FRFTF members
then stopped.
Smith was wanted on a federal
warrant obtained by the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ex-
plosives for possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon. ATF submitted
Smith's warrant to the FRFTF after it
was issued on September 12. Inside
the car, FRFTF members located a
concealed and lpaded handgun, co-
caine, marijuana, and a large amount
of cash. Additional charges are pend-
ing, including possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, possession of
a concealed firearm, possession of a
firearm with an altered serial number,
armed drug trafficking, and posses-
sion of marijuana. FRFTF members
were assisted by a Marion County
K-9 unit. Smith was booked into the
Marion County Jail on his outstand-
ing warrant.
For further, contact DUSM Bryon
Carroll at 352-672-8065.


From the desk of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff
Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report
For Week Ending
September 24, 2012
September 18, 2012, Travis Alan
Nobles, 4/3/1991, was arrested for
Possession of Controlled Substance,
Burglary of a Structure/Conveyance
X 3,.Grand Theft III, Dealing in Sto-
len Property.
On September 21, 2012, Richard
B. Brock, 1/22/1973, was arrested for
Violation of Probation Possession
of Cahnabis more than 20 Grams
with Intent to Sell.
On September 21, 2012, Ashley
Marie Pollock, 4/1/1987, was arrest-
ed for Violation of Probation Pos-
session of Cannabis more than 20
Grams with Intent to Sell.
On September 22, 2012, Robert' E.
Ridgeway, 11/23/1960, was arrested
for Disorderly Intoxication.
On September 22, 2012, Jessica
Ann Daubert 5/11/1988, was arrested
for Domestic Battery.



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Page Nine


While discussing .. ,discipline, a
.former coach once commented.
"how are you to have discipline in
school, when there is no discipline
at home".........just something to
think about.




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Matthew





REXROAT

For Gilchrist County School Board District 2
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FHP looking for hit and run driver

following Gilchrist County accident
- f ._. At press time the Florida Highway Patrol Nwas looking for a white male, believed to be between the ages of 40
and 49 years old, who is described as tall and slim.
The man, who has not been identified, reportedly drives a full-size pickup truck that is white or cream-colored.
According to Trooper Allen Kennard of the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was involved in an accident on
Thursday, Sept. 20 that occurred around 9:50 p.m. at County Road 236 and NW 45th Avenue.
The truck was reportedly traveling east on CR 236.
Patricia A. Schubert. 63. of Trenton, was driving a 1999 Saturn SL2 west on CR 236.
Both vehicles were approaching the intersection of NW 45th Avenue when the pickup attempted to turn north
onto NW 45th Avenue and turned into the path of the Saturn. Schubert was unable to avoid hitting the pickup truck.
The front of the Saturn struck the right side of the pickup truck before coming to a final stop across both lanes of
CR 236 facing north.
The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene briefly before leaving in the damaged vehicle. The full-size
white or cream-colored truck should still have damage to its right side.
At the time of the accident the driver of the truck was wearing a white, western-style shirt.
If anyone has any information regarding the hit-and-run crash, they are encouraged to contact the Florida High-
way Patrol on (352) 498-1371 or 1-800-387-1290.


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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012


Water storage

project near

Steinhatchee

River

rehydrates

Dixie County

wetlands

Submitted
The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District (District) will re-
store its Steinhatchee Rise property
in Dixie County to disperse more
than 8 million gallons of water to re-
hydrate about 50 acres of wetlands.
This water storage project will help
return the property to its natural con-
ditions that will store n foot of water
over 50 acres.
The dispersed water storage project
will mimic natural conditions to re-
tain rainfall by slowing the excessive
flow of water from an upstream flood-
plain through a 7-mile long ditch that
eventually discharges into the Stein-
hatchee River. The last 4,000 feet
of ditch. nearest to the river crosses
public land and it is along that stretch
that the District plans to install ditch
blocks that will "back up" much of
the excess water, releasing it over the
banks and into adjacent wetlands to
rehydrate them.
"This environmental restoration
and enhancement project is a prime
example of how the District fulfills
its core mission in the areas of wa-
ter supply, water quality, and natural
systems protection," explains Dis-
trict Assistant Executive Director Jon
Dinges.
The restoration plan is similar to
ones the District has successfully
implemented at Mallory Swamp and
Steinhatchee Springs in the South
Canal to hold more water on District
land and slow peak flow discharges.


Vince Lombardi's famous "Num-
ber One" soliloquy epitomizes the
way you should look at your in-
vestment portfolio. Lombardi said,
"There is no room for second place.
There is only one place in my game,
and that's first place. There is a sec-
ond place bowl game, but it is a game
for losers played by losers." These are
not harsh words, rather they are perti-
nent to what your investment strategy
should be; a selection of only the best
investment candidates with judicious
attention being paid to profitability
and intrinsic value. Keep in mind that
I am directing my comments at in-
vesting and not trading, a polite word
for speculation. A speculator is about
as much an investor as a Las Vegas
gambler. Whenever there is a profit to
be made by successfully picking the
correct outcome of a random event
there will be those wanting to bet on
the outcome, regardless of risk. And
as in every game of chance there will
be winners and losers, with the latter
often occurring far more frequently
than the former. Yet, speculators do
provide market liquidity. Flash trad-
ing, as rapid fire computerized trad-
ing is referred to, is the ultimate form
of speculation. Unfortunately, while
flash trading does bring liquidity it is
accompanied by both a degree of dis-
ingenuousness and market instability.
An investor, as opposed to a specula-
tor, minimizes risk through diligent
research and the utilization of a rea-
sonable time horizon. The time factor
is critical because trying to forecast
short-term economic trends and their
effect on Wall Street is like trying to
herd cats, a great idea but one with'
little probability of success. Being
patient will not only alleviate minor
share price fluctuations, but it also
enables you to benefit from a contin-
ual compounding of profits. A good
example of a company that has re-
warded investor patience with a trail-
ing 12-month 38 percent increase in
share price is the Eaton Corporation
(ETN). Never before discussed in
this column, Eaton chalked up record
second quarter earnings of $1.12 per
share, an increase of 15 percent over
the $0.97 earned in the second quar-


ter of 2011. If you remove acquisi-
tion expenses, operating earnings per
share in the second quarter of 2012
were a record S1.15 compared to
S0.97 per share in 2011, an increase
of 19 percent However, sales for the
second quarter were S4.1 billion, a
number slightly below a year ago.
Operating cash flow was a record
$469 million. Digging a little deeper,
we find that the all-important organic
sales growth during the quarter i.e.,
before adding in acquisitions, was 3
percent, while acquisitions added an
additional 1 percent. However, this
growth was largely offset by a nega-
tive 5 percent foreign exchange fac-
tor, largely from the lower value of
the euro and the Brazilian real. While
sales for the year will likely grow 3
to 4 percent that is a reduction from
the 5 percent guidance of last April.
At the same time the impact of for-
eign exchange rates on revenue will
be more negative than previously es-
timated. Fortunately, the company's
improved.margins and lower tax rate
are expected to partially offset those
factors. As a result, operating earn-
ings per share in the third and fourth
quarters will likely continue at record
levels. Management's guidance for
operating earnings, which excludes
charges to integrate recent acquisi-
tions, is $4.20 to $4.50 per share,
or about 10 percent above the 2011
number. Net income is expected to be
between $4.09 and $4.39 per share,
while 2012 sales are projected to
show a 4 percent increase. The in-
trinsic value of the shares, using a
discounted earnings model with an
earnings growth rate of 10.50 per-
cent applied to earnings of $1.4 bil-
lion and a discount rate of 15 percent,
yields an intrinsic value of $69 per
share. The more conservative free
cash flow to the firm model produces
an intrinsic value of $100 per share.
The shares recently closed at $48.52.
My earnings target for 2012 is $4.35
per share, with a $4.75 estimate for
fiscal 2013, and a 12-month share
price target of $55 for a capital gain
of 13.4 percent. There is also an indi-
cated dividend of 3.2 percent.
Submitted by Lauren Rudd


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In order to effectively and efficiently'fight and investigate illegal narcotics in a small
county, it is important that the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the county have a diverse!
background of supervision, experience and training. Drug interdiction on the highways is
only part of what it takes to combat illegal narcotics. You have to have experience as a
supervisor, know how to use confidential sources and undercover officers and understand
how to obtain information to get and execute complex search warrants. You should have a
complete understanding of the judicial system and what the current laws are and have experi-
ence working with federal, state and local task forces or agencies. Robert (Bobby) Schultz
has experience and a proven record of being tough on crime.


*


Liaison to the former GILCHRIST, LEVY, DIXIE Drug Task force


SFormer member of North Fla. Clandestine Laboratory (Meth Labs)Enforcement Team


*


Investigated numerous narcotic crimes with successful convictions.


* Investigative Sergeant in Criminal Investigations


*


*
*


US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) trained in Clandestine Laboratory
(Methamphetamine Labs, and Designer Drug) Investigations.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement/DEA trained in Cannabis Aerial Detection

U.S. Customs Service Blue Lightning Strike Force (U.S. Customs Service)


Clandestine Laboratory (Meth Labs) Investigations (Multi Jurisdictional Counterdrug
Task Force Training)
The most important thing that a Sheriff must possess when fighting narcotics is
COMMITMENT. If blessed to be elected as your sheriff, Robert (Bobby) Schultz will be
COMMITTED to being pro-active with helping our school system, youth organizations and
other non-profit organizations, to educate on the dangers of selling and using illegal
narcotics. He will be COMMITTED to the strict enforcement of the laws for those who
chose to try and destroy our community with this and other illegal activity.


VOTE for experience AND a record of being tough on crime... VOTE Robert
(BOBBY) Schultz for Gilchrist County Sheriff on NOVEMBER 6th!!

POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY ROBERT (BOBBY) SCHLLTZ DEMOCRAT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY SIHER IF


550-649. 1
COWS: I
500-599.
600-799.
800-999.
1000-1199.
1200-1399.
1400-1599.
1600-1799.
BULLS:
800-999.
1000-1199.
1200-1399.
1400-1599.
1600-1799,


118.00.
LOW:
56.00.
55.00.
55.00.
60.00.
65.50.
59.00.
80.00.
LOW:
75.00.
83.00,
88.50.
94.00.
92.50,


120.00. (119.00)


HIGH:
69.00.
120.00.
99.00.
100.00.
85.00,
83.50,
83.50.
HIGH:
93.50,
89.00,
88.50.
94.00,
105.00.


North Florida

Livestock

Report for

Wednesday,

Sept. 19, 2012

Compared to last week slaughter
cows and bulls were $2 to $3 cheap-
er. Yearlings were steady on the
heavier end and a bit cheaper on the
lighter end. The higher quality cattle
seemed to still be selling well while
the plainer type cattle were a little off
compared to last week.
Larry Haines of Waldo topped the
slaughter bull market with $1.05
bought by Central -Beef and Adena
Springs and Freddie Vanzant topped
the slaughter cow market with $.85
bought by Brown Packing and Cen-
tral Beef.
Mike Deloach of Statenville, Geor-
gia topped the replacement cow mar-
ket with $1.20 and,Nicholas Didado
of Lake City topped the replacement
bull market with $.84. Amancio Su-
arez of Newberry had the high selling
pair of the day for $1,110.00. Randy
King of Cross City topped the calf
market with $2.40 a Ib.
STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG:
100-149, 120.00, 195.00, (139.17)
150-199, 130.00, 207.50, (180.00)
200-249, 117.50, 200.00, (174.21)
250-299, 140.00, 200.00, (179.33)
300-349, 118.00, 204.00, (154.63)
350-399, 122.00, 190.00, (147.85)
400-449, 118.00, 178.00, (150.04)
450-499, 120.00, 157.00, (136.58)
500-549, 118.00, 140.00, (124.40)
550-649, 117.00, 126.00, (121.50)
HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG:
100-149, 205.00, 220.00, (212.50)
150-199, 120.00, 215.00, (168.06)
200-249, 122.50, 170.00, (147.00)
250-299, 120.00, 164.00, (140.19)
300-349, 118.00, 169.00, (139.56)
350-3P9, 117.00, 146.00, (133.35)
400-449, 118.00, 174.00, (128.60)
450-499, 120.00, 127.00, (123.00)
500-549, 118.00, 118.00, (118.00)


795.00.
TOTAL: 610


AVG:
(62.00)
(74.26)
(73.89)
(76.80)
(78.64)
(79.63)
(81.75)
AVG:
(85.25)
(86.00)
(88.50)
(94.00)
(100.17)
AVG:


1110.00, (933.75)


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Celebrates our

6th Anniversary!

Libby would like to thank all of Gilchrist County for their
kindness and support! What a wonderful place to live!

Libby would also like to announce that we now have
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Somer is offering an hour and Vz (90 minutes)
for the introductory rate of $50.00
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Nail and Pedicure Services are still available on Fridays.
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Please call to take advantage of our specials
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National Public :
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The FDEP Nature Coast State
Trail. Fanning Springs State Park and
Manatee Springs State Park will host
an invasive exotic removal day on the
trail as part of National Public Lands
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


Page Eleven


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
NOTICE OF ELECTION

1, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do hereby
give notice that an election will be held
in each county in Florida, on Novem-
ber 6, 2012, for the ratification or
rejection of proposed revisions to the
constitution of the State of Florida.

NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SER-
VJCES.-


.Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State Constitution to
prohibit laws or rules from compelling
a0y person or employer to purchase, ob-
tain, or otherwise provide for health care
coverage; permit a person or an employer
to purchase lawful health care services
directly from a health care provider, per-
nlit a health care provider to accept direct
payment from a person or an employer
fir lawful health care services; exempt
persons, employers, and health care pro-
viders from penalties arid taxes for pay-
ing directly or accepting direct payment
foi lawful health care services; and pro-
hibit laws or rules from abolishing the
private market for health care coverage of
asy lawful health care service. Specifies
that the amendment does not affect which
health care services a health care provider
is- required to perform or provide; affect
,which health care services are permitted
by law; prohibit care provided pursuant
to general law relating to workers' com-
pensation; affect laws or rules in effect
as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or
conditions of any health care system to
the extent that those terms and conditions
do not have the effect of punishing a per-
s0n or an employer for paying directly
for lawful health care services or a health
care provider for accepting direct pay-
ment from a person or an employer for
lawful health care services; or affect any
general law passed by two-thirds vote of
the membership of each house of the Leg-
islature, passed after the effective date of
the amendment,-provided such law states
with specificity the public necessity justi-
fying the exceptions from the provisions
of the amendment. The amendment ex-
pressly provides that it may not be con-
strued to prohibit negotiated provisions in
insurance contracts, network agreements,
or other provider agreements contractu-
ally limiting copayments, coinsurance,
deductibles, or other patient charges.

Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION.OF RIGHTS .
SECTION 28. Health care services.-
(a) To preserve the freedom of all resi-
dents of the state to provide for their own
health care:
(1) A law or rule may not compel,
directly or indirectly, any person or em-
ployer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise
provide for health care coverage.
(2) A person or an employer may pay
directly for lawful health care services
and may not be required to pay penal-
ties or taxes for paying directly for law-
ful health care services. A health care
provider may accept direct payment for
lawful health care services and may not
be required to pay penalties or taxes for
accepting direct payment from a person
oran employer for lawful health care ser-
vices.
,(b) The private market for health care
cOverage of any lawful health care service
may not be abolished by law or rule.
(c) This section does not:
(1) Affect which health care services
a.health care provider is required to per-
form or provide.
S(2) Affect which health care services
aie permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to
general law relating to workers' compen-
sation.
*(4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of
March 1, 2010.
-(5) Affect the terms or conditions of
any health care system to the extent that
those terms and conditions do not have
the effect of punishing a person or an
employer for paying directly for lawful
health care services or a health care pro-
vider for accepting direct payment from a
person or an employer for lawful health
care services, except that this section may
not be construed to prohibit any negoti-
ated provision in any insurance contract.
network agreement, or other provider
agreement contractually limiting copay-
ments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other
patient charges.
(6) Affect any general law passed by
a two-thirds vote of the membership of
each house of the legislature after the
effective date of this section, if the law
states with specificity the public neces-
sity that justifies an exception from this
section.
(d) As used in this section, the term:
(l) "Compel" includes the imposition
of penalties or taxes.
(2) "Direct payment" or "pay directly"
means payment for lawful health care
services without a public or private third
party, not including an employer, paying
for any portion of the service.
(3) "Health care system" means any
public or private entity whose function or
purpose is the management of. process-
ing of, enrollment of individuals for, or
payment, in full or in part, for health care
services, health care data. or health care
information for its participants.
(4) "Lawful health care services"
means any health-related service or treat-
ment. to the extent that the service or
treatment is permitted or not prohibited
by law or regulation at the time the ser-
vice or treatment is rendered, which may
be provided by persons or businesses oth-
erwise permitted to offer such services.
(5) "Penalties or taxes" means any civil
or criminal penalty or fine, tax. salary or
wage withholding or surcharge, or named


fee with a similar effect established by
law or rule by an agency established.
created, or controlled by the government
which is used to punish or discourage the
exercise of rights protected under this
section. For purposes of this section only.
the term "rule by an agency" may not be
construed to mean any negotiated provi-
sion in any insurance contract network
agreement or other provider agreement
contractually limiting copavments. co-
insurance, deductibles. or other patient
chames.

NO.2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: VETERANS DIS-
ABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY;


HOMESTEAD
COUNT.-

Ballot S
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Full Text:


AD PROPERTY TAX DIS-


ummary: Proposing an
to Section 6 of Article VII
ion of Section 32 of Article
tate Constitution to expand
ty of the property discount
steads of veterans who be-
d as the result of a combat
:lude those who were not
ents when they entered the
schedule the amendment to
nuary 1, 2013.


ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 6. Homestead .exemp-
tions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or naturally de-
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to the assessed
valuation of twenty-five thousand dol-
lars and, for all levies other than school
district levies, on the assessed valuation
greater than fifty thousand dollars and up
to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon es-
tablishment of right thereto in the manner
prescribed by law. The real estate may
be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's
or member's proprietary interest in.a cor-
poration owning a fee or a leasehold ini-
tially in excess of ninety-eight years. The
exemption shall not apply with respect to
any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This exemp-
tion is repealed on the effective date of
any amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of homestead
property at less than just value.
S(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual or family unit
or with respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the value of the
real estate assessable to the owner or, in
case of ownership through stock or mem-
bership in a corporation, the value of the
proportion which the interest in the cor-
poration bears to the assessed value of the
property.
(c) By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the Legislature
may provide to renters, who are perma-
nent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all
ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem
tax relief shall be in the form and amount
established by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, allow counties or municipalities, for
the purpose of their respective tax levies
and subject to the provisions of general
law, to grant an additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding fifty thousand
dollars to any person who has the legal
or equitable title to real estate and main-
tains thereon the permanent residence of
the owner and who has attained age six-
ty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed
twenty thousand dollars. The general law
must allow counties and municipalities to
grant this additional exemption, within
the limits prescribed in this subsection,
by ordinance adopted in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, and must provide
for the periodic adjustment of the income
limitation.prescribed in this subsection
for changes in the cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 orolder
who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
owns and resides in if the disability was
combat related, the v.eteranwas a sident
of this state at the time of entei the mil
itary service of the U.ited States, and the'
veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The
discount shall be in a percentage equal
to the percentage of the veteran's per-
manent, service-connected disability as
determined by the United States Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection,
an applicant must submit to the county
property appraiser, by March 1, proof-of
residency at the time of entet in military
service, an official letter from the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the veteran's
service-connected disability and such
evidence that reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable discharge. If
the property appraiser denies the request
for a discount, the appraiser must notify
the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reap-
ply. The Legislature may, by general law,
waive the annual application requirement
in subsequent years. This subsection shaH
take effect Daecembe 7, 2006, is self-ex-
ecuting, and does not require implement-
ing legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due
to combat injury: homestead property tax
discount.-The amendment to subsection
(e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to
the homestead property tax discount for


Legal N otices


shaII ,b eli-.ted-


under this subsection for the prior fisal
year plus an adjustment fu or growth. As
used in this subs.ti.n, "growth" means
an amount equal to the average annual
rate ofgrou wh in Florida personal inoume
over the most reent twenty, quarters
times the state revenues all wed'under
this stuabseetio for tht prior fisal- year.
For the 1995-1996 fi ..al year, the state
revenues allowed under this subsection
for the pior fiscal year shall equal th.
state. reventeso, ll.td foLL the 1994-
,1995 fgial year Florida personal inco
shall be determined by the legislature,
from information available from the

eo its suessorU n the first day of Feb-
ruary prior to the beginning of the fiscal
year. State revenues collected foi any fis-
cal year in excess of this limitation.shall
be transferred to the bud..t stabilation
fmund until the fund reaches the maximm
balance spc...fied in Sction t9(g) pf A r
tile mi, and th.ereafter shall be iCfunded
ut taxpayets s provided by general law.
State revenues allowed under this stubsc-
tion for any fiscal year may be increased
by a two-thirds voe of the membership
of each house of the legislature a pa-
rat Lbill that contains no other subject
and that. sets forth th. dollar_ mount by
lwhi-h the .state ee.. .nuallowed will be
ireased. The vote may n.ot be taJken less
than seventy-two hours after the third
reading of the bill. Fo purposes of this
aubsection, "state eveuaes" means taxes,
fees, lenses, and chargs fo service
timpseL d by the legislature on individ


p---k--- -J --- -5--- "-^^-
als, businesses, or ag.cies outside state
goventtent. Iawever, Statt revenues"
does not include. revenues that arce-
essty to meet the e quirements set forth
in documents authorizing the issuance of
bonds by th stat, e; revenues that are used
to poivide matching funds for the federal
Medicaid program with the exception o
the re.veaues used to support the Publie
Medical Assistanee Trust Fund or its suc-
etssUo prUogra and with the a ceptiont o
state.. -atling funds used to fund elec-
tive expansions made after July 1, 1994,
pruoeeds fro the state lo-ttery :et ned
as ...prizs rcipts of the Florida Iun..
ca.e Cata.t he -Fund; balances. caied
forward fro prior fiscal years; taxes, li-
censes, J fe, and charges for services u-
Apsed by local, regional, U ischooil distr.t
g ve ning Lbdies; or aventu f.rom taxs,
lieeanse, fees, and charges for series
required to be imposed by- any umend-
met or t L sion to thas constitution after
July 1, 1994. An adjustment to th e rev-
enue limitat eon sha ll be mi adby geneal
law_ t tc flet the fiscal impact of ttans
fes of responsibility for the funding of
governmental functions betaoeean the state





tion.-
(a) STATE REVENUE LIMITA-
TION.-Except as provided in this sec-
tion, state revenues collected in any fiscal
year are limited as follows:
(1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year. state
revenues are limited to an amount equal
to the state revenues collected during the
2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the
sum of the adjustment for growth plus
four one-hundredths.
(2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year. state
revenues are limited to an amount equal
to the state revenue limitation for fiscal
year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of
the adjustment for growth plus three one-
hundredths.


veterans who became disabled as the re-
sult of a combat iniury shall take effect
January 1. 2013.

NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT-
REVENUE LIMITATION.-

Ballot Summary: This proposed
amendment to the State Constitution re-
places the existing state revenue limitation
based on Florida personal income growth
with a new state revenue limitation based
on inflation and population changes. Un-
der the amendment, state revenues, as
defined in the amendment, collected in
excess of the revenue limitation must be
deposited into the budget stabilization
fund until the fund reaches its maximum
balance, and thereafter shall be used for
the support and maintenance of public
schools by reducing the minimum finan-
cial effort required from school districts
for participation in a state-funded educa-
tion finance program, or, if the minimum
financial effort is no longer required, re-
turned to the taxpayers. The Legislature
may increase the state revenue limitation
through a bill approved by a super major-
ity vote of each house of the Legislature.
The Legislature may also submit a pro-
posed increase in the state revenue limi-
tation to the voters. The Legislature must
implement this proposed amendment by
general law. The amendment will take
effect upon approval by the electors and
will first apply to the 2014-2015 state fis-
cal year.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations;
state expenses; state revcinue liita-
tion.--
(a) No tax shall be levied except in pur-
suance of law. No state ad valorem taxes
shall be levied upon real estate or tangi-
ble personal property. All other forms of
taxation shall be preempted to the state
except as provided by general law.
(b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes,
trailers, trailer coaches and mobile
homes, as defined by law, shall be subject
to a license tax for their operation in the
amounts and for the purposes prescribed
by law, but shall not be subject to ad va-
lorem taxes.
(c) No money shall be drawn from the
treasury except in pursuance of appro-
priation made by law.
(d) Provision shall be made by law for
raising sufficient revenue to defray the
expenses of the state for each fiscal pe-
riod.
(c) Exept as tprvided herein, state
revenues eolleeted for my fiscal. ye


be used.
(4) "State revenues" means taxes, fees.
licenses, fines, and charges for services
imposed by the legislature on individu-
als. businesses. or agencies outside state
government. However, the term "state
revenues" does not include: revenues that
are necessary to meet the requirements
set forth in documents authorizing the
issuance of bonds by the state for bonds
issued before July 1. 2012: revenues that
are used to provide matching funds for
the federal Medicaid program with the
exception of the revenues used to support
the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund
or its successor program and with the ex-
ception of state matching funds used to
fund optional expansions made after July
1. 1994: proceeds from the state lottery
returned as prizes: receipts of the Florida
Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation; receipts


(3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal year. state
revenues are limited to an amount equal
to the state revenue limitation for fiscal
year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of
the adjustment for growth plus two one-
hundredths.
(4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year. state
revenues are limited to an amount equal
to the state revenue limitation for fiscal
year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of
the adjustment for growth plus one one-
hundredth.
(5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year and
thereafter, state revenues are limited to an
amount equal to the state revenue limita-
tion for the previous fiscal year multiplied
bv the adjustment for growth.
(6) The adjustment for growth for a fis-
cal year shall be determined by March 1
preceding the fiscal year using the latest
information available. Once the adjust-
ment for growth is determined for a fis-
cal year. it may not be changed based on
revisions to the information used to make
the determination.
(b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE
LIMITATION.-State revenues collect-
ed in any fiscal year in excess of the rev-
enue limitation shall be transferred to the
budget stabilization fund until the fund
reaches the maximum balance specified
in Section 19(g) of Article III. and there-
after shall be used for the support and
maintenance of public schools by reduc-
ing the minimum financial effort required
from school districts for participation in a
state-funded education finance program,
or, if the minimum financial effort is no
longer required. returned to taxpayers as
provided by general law.
(c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLA-
TURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE
LIMITATION.-
(1) The state revenue limitation for any
fiscal year may be increased by a two-
thirds vote of the membership of each
house of the legislature. Unless other-
wise provided by the bill increasing the
revenue limitation, the increased revenue
limitation enacted under this paragraph
shall be used to determine the revenue
limitation for future fiscal years.
(2) The state revenue limitation for
any one fiscal year may be increased by
a three-fifths vote of the membership of
each house of the legislature. Increases to
the revenue limitation enacted under this
paragraph must be disregarded when de-
termining the revenue limitation in subse-
quent fiscal years.
(3) A bill increasing the revenue limi-
tation may not contain any other subject
and must set forth the dollar amount by
which the state revenue limitation will
be increased. The vote may not be taken
less than seventy-two hours after the third
reading in either house of the legislature
of the bill in the form that will be pre-
sented to the governor.
(d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELEC-
TORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE
LIMITATION.-The legislature may
propose an increase in the state revenue
limitation pursuant to a concurrent reso-
lution enacted by-a three-fifths vote of
the membership of each house. The pro-
posed increase shall be submitted to the
electors at the next general election held
-more than ninety days after the resolu-
tion is filed with the custodian of state
records. However, the legislature may
submit the proposed increase at an ear-
lier special election held more than ninety
days after it is filed with the custodian of
state records pursuant to a law enacted
by the affirmative vote of three-fourths
of the membership of each house of the
legislature. The resolution must set forth
the dollar amount by which the state rev-
enue limitation will be increased. Unless
otherwise provided in the resolution, the
increased revenue limitation shall be used
to determine the revenue limitation for
future fiscal years. The proposed increase
shall take effect if it is approved by a vote
of at least 60 percent of the electors vot-
ing on the matter.
(e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUST-
MENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.-The
legislature shall provide by general law
for adjustments to the state revenue limi-
*tation to reflect:
(1) The fiscal impact of transfers of
responsibility for the funding of govern-
mental functions between the state and
other levels of government occurring af-
ter May 6, 2011: or
(2) The fiscal impact of a new federal
mandate.
(f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTA-
TION.-The legislature shall, by general
law, prescribe procedures necessary to
administer this section.
(g) DEFINITIONS.-As used in this
section, the term:
C1) "Adjustment forgrowth" means an
amount equal to the average for the previ-
ous five years of the product of the infla-
tion factor and the population factor.
(2) "Inflation factor" means an amount
equal to one plus the percent change in the
calendar year annual average of the Con-
sumer Price Index. The term "Consumer
Price Index" means the Consumer Price
Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city
average (not seasonally adjusted, cur-
rent base for all items), as published by
the United States Department of Labor.
In the event the index ceases to exist, the
legislature shall determine the successor
index by general law.
(3) "Population factor" means an
amount equal to one plus the percent
change in population of the state as of
April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior
year. For purposes of calculating the an-
nual rate of change in population, the
state's official population estimates shall


Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-
By general law regulations shall be pre-
scribed which shall secure just valuation
of all property for ad valorem taxation,
provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers,
or land used exclusively for noncommer-
cial recreational purposes may be classi-
fied by general law and assessed solely
on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and
subject to conditions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions specified therein,
land used for conservation purposes shall
be classified by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character or use.
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible


of public universities and colleges: bal-
ances carried forward from prior fiscal
years: taxes. fees. licenses, fines, and
charges for services imposed by local, re-
gional. or school district governing bod-
ies: or revenue from taxes. fees, licenses.
fines, and charges for services authorized
by any amendment or revision to this
constitution after May 6. 2011.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. State revenue limita-
tion.-The amendment to Section 1 and
the creation of Section 19 of Article VII.
revising the state revenue limitation, and
this section take effect upon approval by
the electors and apply beginning in the
2014-2015 state fiscal year.

NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32,33
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX
LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE
DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NON-
HOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT IN-
CREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED
REPEAL.-

Ballot Summary:
(1) This would amend Florida Consti-
tution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation;
assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead
exemptions). It also would amend Ar-
ticle XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32
and 33, relating to the Schedule for the
amendments.
(2) In certain circumstances, the law
requires the assessed value of homestead
and specified nonhomestead property to
increase when the just value of the prop-
erty decreases. Therefore, this amend-
ment provides that the Legislature may,
by general law, provide that the assess-
ment of homestead and specified non-
homestead property may not increase if
the just value of that property is less than
the just value of the property on the pre-
ceding January 1, subject to any adjust-
ment in the assessed value due to changes,
additions, reductions, or improvements
to such property which are assessed as
provided for by general law. This amend-
ment takes effect upon approval by the
voters. If approved at a special election
held on the date of the 2012 presidential
preference primary, it shall operate ret-
roactively to January 1, 2012, or, if ap-
proved at the 2012 general election, shall
take effect January 1, 2013.
(3) This amendment reduces from 10
percent to 5 percent the limitation on an-
nual changes in assessments of nonhome-
stead real property. This amendment takes
effect upon approval of the voters. If ap-
proved at a special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential preference
primary, it shall operate retroactively to
January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the
2012 general election, takes effect Janu-
ary 1, 2013.
(4) This amendment also authorizes
general law to provide, subject to condi-
tions specified in such law, an additional
homestead exemption to every person
who establishes the right to receive the
homestead exemption provided in the
Florida Coniititution within 1 year after
purchasing the homestead property and
who has not owned property in the previ-
ous 3 calendar years to which the Florida
homestead exemption applied. The addi-
tional homestead exemption shall apply to
all levies except school district levies. The
additional exemption is an amount equal
to 50 percent of the homestead property's
just value on January 1 of the year the
homestead is established. The additional
homestead exemption may not exceed an
amount equal to the median just value of
all homestead property within the county
where the property at issue is located for
the calendar year immediately preceding
January 1 of the year the homestead is es-
tablished. The additional exemption shall
apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year
of sale of the property. The amount of the
additional exemption shall be reduced in
each subsequent year by an amount equal
to 20 percent of the amount of the ad-
ditional exemption received in the year
the homestead was established or by an
amount equal to the difference between
the just value of the property and the as-
sessed value of the property determined
under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichev-
er is greater. Not more than one such ex-
emption shall be allowed per homestead
property at one time. The additional ex-
emption applies to property purchased on
or after January 1, 2011, if approved by
the voters at a special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential preference
primary, or to property purchased on or
after January 1, 2012, if approved by the
voters at the 2012 general election. The
additional exemption is not available in
the sixth and subsequent years after it is
first received. The amendment shall take
effect upon approval by the voters. If ap-
proved at a special election held on the
date of the 2012 presidential preference
primary, it shall operate retroactively to
January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the
2012 general election, takes effect Janu-
ary 1, 2013.
(5) This amendment also delays un-
til 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled
to take effect in 2019, of constitutional
amendments adopted in 2008 which limit
annual assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property. This amend-
ment delays until 2022 the submission of
an amendment proposing the abrogation
of such repeal to the voters.


(f) A county may, in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, provide for a re-
duction in the assessed value ofhomestead
property to the extent of any increase in
the assessed value of that property which
results from the construction or recon-
struction of the property for the purpose
of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents or
parents of the owner of the property or
of the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the
living quarters are provided is 62 years
of age or older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value re-
sulting from construction or reconstruc-
tion of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed
value of the property as improved.
(g) For all levies other than school

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personal property held for sale as stock
in trade and livestock may be valued for
taxation at a specified percentage of its
value. may be classified for tax purposes.
or may be exempted from taxation.
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead
exemption under Section 6 of-this-Article
shall have their homestead assessed at
Just talue as of Januar I of the yea fol-
lo ingTthe effective date of this aend-
ment. Thi as sessJent halll hat only
as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsec-
tion shall change be-chan ed annually
on January 1 st of each year,:i-t-those
changes ifn aMemenn.
a. A change in an assessment may sthatt
not exceed the lower of the following:
I.a Three percent t-%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
2.b The percent change in the Consum-
er Price Index for all urban consumers.
U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100.
or a successor index reports for the pre-
ceding calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of La-
bor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
b. The legislature may provide by
general law that, except for changes, ad-
ditions. reductions, or improvements to
homestead property assessed as provided
in paragraph (5), an assessment may not
increase if the just value of the property is
less than the just value of the property on
the preceding January 1.
(2) An No assessment may not shaH
exceed just value.
(3) After a any change of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the following year, un-
less the provisions of paragraph (8) ap-
ply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1 +st
of the year following the establishment
of the homestead, unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change only as provided in this
subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided for by
general law.;provided, However, after
the adjustment for any change, addition,
reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
section.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall be
assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this subsection
amendment are severable. If a provision
aiy ofthe provision of this subsection is
amendment shallbe held unconstitutional
by a any court of competent jurisdiction,
the decision of the such court does shall
not affect or impair any remaining provi-
sions of this subsection amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new
hlnestea, d as of Januy 1, 2009, uo Janu
ay 1 -of any subsqu..t year and who has
received a homestead exemption pursu-
ant to Section 6 of-this-Article as ofJanu-
ary 1 of either of the 2 two years imme-
diately preceding the establishment of a
the new homestead is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is approved in Jant-
ary of 2008, a person who establishes a
netw homestead as of Janu.. 1, 2008, is
entitled to have the new homestad as-
sessed at less than just value unly if that
person emceed a homestead exemption
on Juary 1, 2007. The assessed value
of the newly established homestead shall
be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new home-
stead is greater than or equal to the just
value of the prior homestead as of Janu-
ary 1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be the just
value of the new homestead minus an
amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or
the-difference between the just value and
the assessed value of the prior homestead
as of January I of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned. There-
after, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
2. If the just value'of-the new home-
stead is less than the just value of the
prior homestead as of January 1 of the
year in which the prior homestead was
abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just
value of the new homestead divided by
the just value of the prior homestead and
multiplied by the assessed value of the
prior homestead. However, if the differ-
ence between the just value of the new
homestead and the assessed value of
the new homestead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be increased so that the
difference between the just value and the
assessed value equals $500,000. There-
after, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
b. By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the legislature
shall provide for application of this para-
graph to property owned by more than
one person.
(e) The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject
to the provisions of this subsection, allow
counties and municipalities to authorize
by ordinance that historic property may
be assessed solely on the basis of charac-
ter or use. Such character or use assess-
ment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements
for eligible properties must be specified
by general law.


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district levies, assessments of residential
real property, as defined by general law,
which contains nine units or fewer and
which is not subject to the assessment
limitations set forth in subsections (a)
through (d) shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsec-
tion shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law. Howev-
ergLbtt those changes in assessments may
shall not exceed 5 ten percent (-e%) of
the assessment for the prior year. The leg-
islature may provide by general law that.
except for changes. additions. reductions.
or improvements to property assessed as
provided in paragraph (4). an assessment
may not increase if the just value of the
property is less than the just value of the
property on the preceding date of assess-
ment provided by law.
(2) An No assessment may notshah
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, includ-
ing any change of ownership of a legal
entity that owns the property, such prop-
erty shall be assessed at just value as of
the next assessment date. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law,;
However, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(h) For all levies other than school dis-
trict levies, assessments of real property
that is not subject to the assessment limi-
tations set forth in subsections (a) through
(d) and (g) shall change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsec-
tion shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law. Howev-
er.--btit those changes in assessments may
shall not exceed 5 ten percent (0%-) of
the assessment for the prior year. The leg-
islature may provide by general law that,
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may not increase if the just value of the
property is less than the just value of the
property on the preceding date of assess-
ment provided by law.
(2) An No assessment may not' shalf
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that
such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date af-
ter a qualifying improvement, as defined
by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be as-
sessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that
such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date af-
ter a change of ownership or control, as
defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of the legal entity
that owns the property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law.;
However, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(i) The legislature, by general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
may prohibit the consideration of the
following in the determination of the
assessed value of real property used for
residential purposes:
(1) Any change or improvement made
for the purpose of improving the proper-
ty's resistance to wind damage.
(2) The installation of a renewable en-
ergy source device.
(j)(1) The assessment of the following
working waterfront properties shall be
based upon the current use of the prop-
erty:
a. Land used predominantly for com-
mercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible to the public
and used for vessel launches into waters
that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are open
to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine manufac-
turing facilities, commercial fishing fa-
cilities, and marine vessel construction
and repair facilities and their support ac-
tivities.
(2) The assessment benefit provided
by this subsection is subject to conditions
and limitations and reasonable definitions
as specified by the legislature by general
law.
SECTION 6. Homestead exemp-
tions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or naturally de-
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation thereon, except assess-
ments for special benefits, up to the as-
sessed valuation of $25.000 twenty-five
thousanddollars and, for all levies other
than school district levies, on the assessed
valuation readerr than $50,000 fifty thou-
sand-dollars and up to $75.000 seventy-
five thousanddolars, upon establishment
of right thereto in the manner prescribed
by law. The real estate may be held by
legal or equitable title, by the entireties,
jointly, in common, as a condominium,
or indirectly by stock ownership or mem-
bership representing the owner's or mem-
ber's proprietary interest in a corporation
owning a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The ex-
emption shall not apply with respect to
any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the
provisions of Section 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This exemp-
tion is repealed on the effective date of
any amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of homestead
property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual or family unit
or with respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the value of the


the next general election, shall take effect
January 1 of the year following such gen-
eral election. The amendments to Section
4 of Article VII creating subsections (f)
and (g) of that section, creating a limita-
tion on annual assessment increases for
specified real property. shall take effect
upon approval of the electors and shall
first limit assessments beginning January
1, 2009, if approved at a special election
held on January 29, 2008, or shall first'
limit assessments beginning January 1,
2010, if approved at the general election
held in November of 2008. Subsections
(g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article
VII, initially adopted as subsections (f)
and g). are repealed effective January 1.
2023 2019; however, the legislature shall
by joint resolution propose an amendment
abrogating the repeal of subsections (g)
(f) and (h) (g), which shall be submitted
to the electors of this state for approval or


real estate assessable to the owner or. in
case of ownership through stock or mem-
bership in a corporation, the value of the
proportion which the interest in the cor-
poration bears to the assessed value of the
property.
(c) By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein. the legislature
may provide to renters, who are perma-
nent residents. ad valorem tax relief on all
ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem
tax relief shall be in the form and amount
established by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, allow counties or municipalities, for
the purpose of their respective tax levies
and subject to the provisions of general
law. to grant an additional homestead tax
exemption not exceeding S50.000 fifty
thousand dollars to any person who has
the legal or equitable title to real estate
and maintains thereon the permanent res-
idence of the owner and who has attained
age 65 sixty-five and whose household
income, as defined by general law, does
not exceed $20.000 twnty thousand dol-
tars. The general law must allow counties
and municipalities to grant this additional
exemption, within the limits prescribed
in this subsection, by ordinance adopted
in the manner prescribed by general law,
and must provide for the periodic adjust-
ment of the income limitation prescribed
in this subsection for changes in the cost
of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older
who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
owns and resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the mil-
itary service of the United States, and the
veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The
discount shall.be in a percentage equal
to the percentage of the veteran's per-
manent, service-connected disability as
determined by the United States Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection,
an applicant must submit to the county
property appraiser, by March 1, proof of
residency at the time of entering military
service, an official letter from the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the veteran's
service-connected disability and such ev-
idence that reasonably identifies the dis-
ability as combat related, and a copy of
the veteran's honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser'denies the request for
a discount, the appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the reasons for the
denial, and the veteran may reapply. The
legislature may, by general law, waive the
annual application requirement in subse-
quent years. .This subsection shall take
effect December 7, 2006, is self-execut-
ing, and does not require implementing
legislation.
(f) As provided by general law and
subject to conditions specified therein.
every person who establishes the right
to receive the homestead exemption
provided in subsection (a) within 1 year
after purchasing the homestead property
,.,and,whohas,not owned property in .the
previous 3 calendar years to which the
hoiiestdad 'exemption provided in-.sub-
section (a) applied is entitled to an ad-
ditional homestead exemption for all
levies except school district levies. The
additional exemption is an amount equal
to 50 percent of the homestead property's
just value on January 1 of the year the
homestead is established. The additional
exemption may not exceed the median
just value of all homestead property
within the county where the property at
issue is located for the calendar year im-
mediately preceding January 1 of the
year the homestead is established. The
additional exemption shall apply for a pe-
riod of 5 years or until the year the prop-
erty is sold, whichever occurs first. The
amount of the additional exemption shall
be reduced in'each subsequent year by an
amount equal to 20 percent of the amount
of the additional exemption received in
the year the homestead was established
or by an amount equal to the difference
between the just value of the property and
the assessed value of the property deter-
mined under Section 4(d). whichever is
greater. Not more than one exemption
provided under this subsectibn shall be
allowed per homestead property at one
time. The additional exemption applies
to property purchased on or after January
1 2011. if this amendment is approved at
a special election held on the date of the
2012 presidential preference primary, or
to property purchased on or after January
1, 2012, if this amendment is approved
at the 2012 general election, but the ad-
ditional exemption is not available in the
sixth and subsequent years after it is first
received.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions
and limitations on property tax assess-
ments.-The amendments to Sections
3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a
$25,000 exemption for tangible personal
property, providing an additional $25>000
homestead exemption, authorizing trans-
fer of the accrued benefit from the limi-
tations on the assessment of homestead
property, and this section, if submitted to
the electors of this state for approval or re-
jection at a special election authorized by
law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall
take effect upon approval by the electors
and shall operate retroactively to January
1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors
of this state for approval or rejection at


property who have not owned homestead
property during the 3 calendar years im-
mediately preceding purchase of the cur-
rent homestead property. if submitted to
the electors of this state for approval or
rejection at a special election authorized
by law.to beheld on the date of the 2012
presidential preference primary, shall
take effect upon approval by the electors
and operate retroactively to January 1.
2012. and the additional homestead ex-
emption shall be available for properties
purchased on or after January 1. 2011. or
if submitted to the electors of this state
for approval or rejection at the 2012 gen-
eral election, shall take effect January 1.
2013. and the additional homestead ex-
emption shall be available for properties
purchased on or after January 1. 2012.

NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11,
AND 12
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.-

Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision
of Article V of the State Constitution re-
lating to the judiciary.
The State Constitution authorizes the
Supreme Court to adopt rules for the
practice and procedure in all courts. The
constitution further provides that a rule of
court may be repealed by a general law
enacted by a two-thirds vote of the mem-
bership of each house of the Legislature.
This proposed constitutional revision
eliminates the requirement that a general
law repealing a court rule pass by a two-
thirds vote of each house, thereby provid-
ing that the Legislature may repeal a rule
of court by a general law approved by a
majority vote of each house of the Leg-
islature that expresses the policy behind
the repeal. The court could readopt the
rule in conformity with the public policy
expressed by the Legislature, but if the
Legid.tlruic d Jprrnin-s tha.t a rule hlas
been readopted and repeals the readopt-
-ed rulg,,this proposed revision prohibits
the court from further readopting the re-
pealed rule without the Legislature's pri-
or approval. Under current law, rules of
the judicial nominating commissions and
the Judicial Qualifications Commission
may be repealed by general law enacted
by a majority vote of the membership of
each house of the Legislature. Under-this
proposed revision, a vote to repeal those
rules is changed to repeal by general law
enacted by a majority vote of the legisla-
tors present.
Under current law, the Governor ap-
points a justice of the Supreme Court
from a list of nominees provided by a
judicial nominating commission, and
appointments by the Governor are not
subject to confirmation. This revision re-
quires Senate confirmation of a justice of
the Supreme Court before the appointee
can take office. If the Senate votes not
to confirm the appointment, the judicial
nominating commission must reconvene
and may not renominate any person
whose prior appointment to fill the same
vacancy was not confirmed by the Sen-
ate. For the purpose of confirmation, the
Senate may meet at any time. If the Sen-
ate fails to vote on the appointment of a
justice within 90 days, the justice will be
deemed confirmed and will take office.
The Judicial Qualifications .Commis-
sion is an independent commission creat-
ed by the State Constitution to investigate
and prosecute before the Florida Supreme
Court alleged misconduct by a justice or
judge. Currently under the constitution,
commission proceedings are confiden-
tial until formal charges are filed by the
investigative panel of the commission.
Once formal charges are filed, the for-
mal charges and all further proceedings
of the commission are public. Currently,
the constitution authorizes the House of
Representatives to impeach a justice or
judge. Further, the Speaker of the House
of Representatives may request, and the
Judicial Qualifications Commission must
make available, all information in the
commission's possession for use in de-
ciding whether to impeach a justice or
judge. This proposed revision requires
the commission to make all of its files
available to the Speaker of the House of
Representatives but provides that such
files would remain confidential during
any investigation by the House of Rep-
resentatives and until such information
is used in the pursuit of an impeachment
of a justice or judge. This revision also
removes the power of the Governor to re-
quest files of the Judicial Qualifications
Commission to conform to a prior consti-
tutional change.
This revision also makes technical and
clarifying additions and deletions relat-
ing to the selection of chief judges of a
circuit and relating to the Judicial Quali-
fications Commission. and makes other
nonsubstantive conforming and technical
changes in the judicial article of the con-
stitution.

Full Text:
ARTICLE V
JUDICIARY
SECTION 2. Administration; practice
and procedure.--
(a) The supreme court shall adopt rules
for the practice and procedure in all courts


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rejection at the general election of 2022
20+8 and. if approved, shall take effect
January 1. 2023 -209.
SECTION 32. Property assess-
ments.-This section and the amendment
of Section 4 of Article VII addressing
homestead and specified nonhomestead
property having a declining iust value
and reducing the limit on the maximum
annual increase in the assessed value of
nonhomestead property. if submitted to
the electors of this state for approval or
rejection at a special election authorized
by law to be held on the date of the 2012
presidential preference primary. shall
take effect upon approval by the electors
and shall operate retroactively to January
1. 2012. or. if submitted to the electors of
this state for approval or rejection at the
2012 general election, shall take effect
January 1. 2013.
SECTION 33. Additional homestead
exemption for owners of homestead
property who recently have not owned
homestead property.-This section and
the amendment to Section 6 of Article
VII providing for an additional home-
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including the time for seeking appellate
review. the administrative supervision of
all courts, the transfer to the court having
jurisdiction of any proceeding when the
jurisdiction of another court has been im-
providently invoked, and a requirement
that no cause shall be dismissed because
an improper remedy has been sought The
supreme court shall adopt rules to allow
it the-court and the district courts of ap-
peal to submit questions relating to mili-
tary law to the federal Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces for an advisory
opinion. Rules of court may be repealed
by general law that expresses the policy
behind the repeal enacted b? t..w..irds
vote of.t membership of each hot of
the- egislature. The court may readopt the
repealed rule only in conformity with the
public policy expressed by the legisla-
ture. If the legislature determines that a
rule has been readopted and repeals the
readopted rule, the rule may not be re-
adopted thereafter without prior approval
of the legislature.
(b) The chief justice of the supreme
court shall be chosen by a majority of the
members of the court; shall be the chief
administrative officer of the judicial sys-
tem; and shall have the power to assign
justices or judges, including consenting
retired justices or judges, to temporary
duty in any court for which the judge is
qualified and to delegate to a chief judge
of a judicial circuit the power to assign
judges for duty in that circuit.
(c) A chief judge for each district court
of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of
the judges thereof or, if there is no major-
ity, by the chief justice. The chief judge
shall be responsible for the administrative
supervision of the court.
(d) A chief judge in each circuit shall
be chosen from among the circuit judges
as provided by supreme court rule. The
chief judge of a circuit shall be respon-
sible for the administrative supervision of
the circuit courts and county courts in the
his circuit.
SECTION 11. Vacancies.-
(a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a
judicial office to which election for re-
tention applies, the governor shall fill the
vacancy by appointing for a term ending
Son the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in January of the year following the next
general election occurring at least one
year after the date of appointment, one
of not fewer than three persons nor more
than six persons nominated by the appro-
priate judicial nominating commission.
(b) The governor shall fill each va-
cancy on a circuit court or on a county
court, wherein the judges are elected by a
majority vote of the electors, by appoint-
ing for a term ending on the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in January of the
year following the next primary and gen-
eral election occurring at least one year
after the date of appointment, one of not
fewer than three persons nor more than
six persons nominated by the appropri-
ate judicial nominating commission. An
election shall be held to fill that judicial
office for the term of the office beginning
at the end of the appointed term.
(c) The nominations shall be made
within thirty days from the occurrence of
-ryanc y anqy,.ulss,,the period, is,eytended
by the governor for a time not to exceed
thirty days. The governor shall make the
appointment within sixty days after the
nominations have been certified to the
governor.
(d) Each appointment of a justice of
the supreme court is subject to confirma-
tion by the senate. The senate may sit for
the purpose of confirmation regardless of
whether the house of representatives is in
session or not. If the senate fails to vote
on the appointment of a justice within 90
days, the justice shall be deemed con-
firmed. If the senate votes to not con-
firm the appointment, the supreme court
judicial nominating commission shall
reconvene as though a new vacancy had
occurred but may not renominate any
person whose prior appointment to fill' the
same vacancy was not confirmed by the
senate. The appointment of a justice is ef-
fective upon confirmation by the senate.
(e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial
nominating commission as provided by
general law for the supreme court, one
for each district court of appeal, and one
for each judicial circuit for all trial courts
within the circuit. Uniform rules of pro-
cedure shall be established by the judicial
nominating commissions at each level of
the court system. Such rules, or any part
thereof, may be repealed by general law
l.nacted by a majority vote of the mm -
beship of each Muse of the legislature,
or by the supreme court, five justices
concurring. Except for deliberations of
the judicial nominating commissions, the
proceedings of the commissions and their
records shall be open to the public.
SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and
retirement.--
(a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS
COMMISSION.-A judicial qualifica-
tions commission is created.
(1) There shall be a judicial qualifica-
tions commission vested with jurisdiction
to investigate and recommend to the Su-
preme Court of Florida the removal from
office of any justice or judge whose con-
duct, during term of office or otherwise,
ocung on r aft. er, Not. be.. 1, 1966,

this-section) demonstrates a present un-
fitness to hold office, and to investigate
and recommend the discipline of a justice
or judge whose conduct, during term of
office or otherwise occnring on .r after
N vem.e... 1, 1966 (.tiLu.t ....d t..,
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body of the bar of Florida: and
c. Five electors who reside in the state.
who have never held judicial office or
been members of the bar of Florida. and
who shall be appointed by the governor.
(2) The members of the judicial quali-
fications commission shall serve stag-
gered terms, not to exceed six years. as
prescribed by general law. No member of
the commission except a judge shall be
eligible for state judicial office while act-
ing as a member of the commission and
for a period of two years thereafter. No
member of the commission shall hold of-
fice in a political part) or participate in
any campaign for judicial office or hold
public office; provided that a judge may
campaign for judicial office and hold that
office. The commission shall elect one of
its members as its chairperson.
(3) Members of the judicial qualifica-
tions commission not subject to impeach-
ment shall be subject to removal from the
commission pursuant to the provisions of
Article IV. Section 7. Florida Constitu-
tion.
(4) The commission shall adopt rules
regulating its proceedings, the filling of
vacancies by the appointing authorities.
the disqualification of members, the ro-
tation of members between the panels,
and the temporary replacement of dis-
qualified of incapacitated members. The
commission's rules, or any part thereof,
may be repealed by general law enacted
by a majority vote of the membership


ommisision shall expire upon the effc
tiv, date of the amendments to this sec-
tion approved by the legislature during dhe
regular session of the legislature in 1996


of each house of the legislature, or by a.nd newmem.bers shal e. appointed i.
the supreme court, five justices concur- serve the foi lowing st ageed ,
ring. The commission shall have power 1. GIoup I .- The tcns of five -
to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges b .....omposed of two .eletos as .set
against a justice or judge are filed.by the forth in s. 12(a)(l)e. of Artkile.. one
investigative panel with the clerk of the member o. f the br of elorida as set forth
supreme court of Florida all proceedings in 12(a)(l)b. f Article. V, on. judge
by or before the commission shall be con- from th district courts of appeal and one
fidential; provided, however, upon a find- cit.it judge as set foth in s. 12(a.)().
ing of probable cause and the filing by the of Article shall pi. on D.ecem.be
investigative panel with said clerk of such 31,i998.
formal charges against a justice or judge 2. .. up II.The term. s of fiv. mein
such charges and all further proceedings be s, composed of on.e lect.. as S. fort. ,
before the commission shall be public. in s. 12(a)(tl). o.f Arti.cle V. two
(5) The commission shall have access bears of the bar of Florida as set fuct
to all information from all executive, in s. 12(a)(l)b. of Article V. one, irci
legislative and judicial agencies, includ- judge and n.e countyy judge as set felt.ih
ing grand juries, subject to the rules of s. 12(a)(l)a. of Art.le. V hall x..pi ..
the commission. At any time, on request Deeember -31 2000.
of the speaker of the house of represen- 3. .Grop III.- The te. s of f.ive m.
tatives or -the-overnor, the commission ber., Composed of t elect. s .as set fot..
shall make available to the house of rep- in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Ati.cle V, oe
resentatives all information in the posses- ber of the bar of Fl orid as set forth i
sion of the commission, which informa- s. 12(a)(sl)., o.. judge fi. nhe d.ist..
tion shall remain confidential during any courts of appeal and one countyy judge.as
investigation and until such information set forth in. 12(a)()a. ofa.ol'Artic ,al
is used in the pursuit for use in .onsid- exph. on Dece.mbe.31, 2002.
eration of impeachment or-suspension, g.h An appointment to fill a vacancy
respectively, of the commission shall be for the re-
(b) PANELS.-The commission shall mainder of the term.
be divided into an investigative panel and hi: Selection of members by district
a hearing panel as established by rule of courts of appeal judges, circuit judges,
the commission. The investigative panel and county court judges, shall be by ho
is vested with the jurisdiction to receive less than a majority of the members vot-
or initiate complaints, conduct investiga- ing at the respective courts' conferences.
tions, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote Selection of members by the board of
of a simple majority of the panel submit governors of the bar of Florida shall be
formal charges to the hearing panel. The by no less than a majority of the board.
hearing panel is vested with the authority i;j The commission shall be entitled
to receive and hear formal charges from to recover the costs of investigation and
the investigative panel and upon a two- prosecution, in addition to any penalty
thirds vote of the panel recommend to the levied by the supreme court.
supreme court the removal of a justice or i1, ThJ 9mpgnsatj9Jp 9f members aid
judge or the involuntary retirement of a Aefereas slhal), b, the, fg expenses or
justice or judge for -any permanent dis- 'transportation and per diem allowance as
ability that seriously interferes with the provided by general law.
performance of judicial duties. Upon a
simple majority vote of the membership NO. 6
of the hearing panel, the panel may rec- CONSTITUTIONAL
ommend to the supreme court that the AMENDMENT
justice or judge be subject to appropriate ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
discipline. (Legislative)
(c) SUPREME COURT.-The su-
preme court shall receive recommen- Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUB-
dations from the judicial qualifications LIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS;
commission's hearing panel. CONSTRUCTION 'OF ABORTlION
(1) The supreme court may accept, RIGHTS.-
reject, or modify in whole or in part the
findings, conclusions, and recommenda- Ballot Summary: This proposed ame'd-
tions of the commission and it may or- ment provides that public funds may
der that the justice or judge be subjected not be expended for any abortion or for
to appropriate discipline, or be removed health-benefits coverage that includes
from office with termination of compen- coverage of abortion. This prohibition
station for willful or persistent failure does not apply to an expenditure required
to perform judicial duties or for other by federal law, a case in which a woman
conduct unbecoming a member of the suffers from a physical disorder, physi-
judiciary demonstrating a present unfit- cal injury, or physical illness that would
ness to hold office, or be involuntarily place her in danger of death unless an
retired for any permanent disability that abortion is performed, or a case of rape
seriously interferes with the performance or incest.
of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or This proposed amendment provides
moral turpitude on the part of a justice or that the State Constitution may not be
judge shall not be required for removal interpreted to create broader rights, to
from office of a justice or judge whose an abortion than those contained in the
conduct demonstrates a present unfitness United States Constitution. With respect
to hold office. After the filing of a formal to abortion, this proposed amendment
proceeding and upon request of the in- overrules court decisions which conclude
vestigative panel, the supreme court may that the right of privacy under Article I,
suspend the justice or judge from office, Section 23 of the State Constitutior is
with or without compensation, pending broader in scope than that of the United
final determination of the inquiry. States Constitution.
(2) The supreme court may award costs
to the prevailing party. Full Text:
(d) REMOVAL POWER.-The power ARTICLE I
of removal conferred by this section shall DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
be both alternative and cumulative to the SECTION 28. Prohibition on public
power of impeachment. funding of abortions: construction of
(e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING abortion rights.-
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.- Not- (a) Public funds may not be expended
withstanding any of the foregoing provi- for any abortion or for health-benefits
sions of this section, if the person who is coverage that includes coverage of abor-
the subject of proceedings by the judicial tion. This subsection does not apply to:
qualifications commission is a justice of (1) An expenditure required by federal
the supreme court of Florida all justices law;
of such court automatically shall be dis- (2) A case in which a woman suffers
qualified to sit as justices of such court from a physical disorder, physical injury.
with respect to all proceedings therein or physical illness, including a life-en-
concerning such person and the supreme dangering physical condition caused
court for such purposes shall be com- by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
posed of a panel consisting of the seven which would, as certified by a physician,
chief judges of the judicial circuits of the place the woman in danger of death un-
state of Florida most senior in tenure of less an abortion is performed: or
judicial office as circuit judge. For pur- (3) A pregnancy that results from rape
poses of determining seniority of such or incest.
circuit judges in the event there be judges (b) This constitution may n~L be iner-
of equal tenure in judicial office as cir- preted to create broader rights toain abor-
cuit judge the judge or judges from the tion than those contained in the United
lower numbered circuit or circuits shall States Constitution,
be deemed senior. In the event any such
chief circuit judge is under investigation NO. 8
by the judicial qualifications commission CONSTITUTIONAL
or is otherwise disqualified or unable to AMENDMENT
serve on the panel, the next most senior ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
chief circuit judge or judges shall serve (Legislative)
in place of such disqualified or disabled
chief circuit judge. Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREE-
(f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.- DOM.-
(1) Except to the extent inconsistent
with the provisions of this section, all Ballot Summary: Proposing ,an
provisions of law and rules of court in amendment to the State Constitution pro-
force on the effective date of this article viding that no individual or entity may be
shall continue in effect until superseded denied, on the basis of religious identity
in the manner authorized by the constitu- or belief, governmental benefits, funding
tion. (Continued to Page 13) -
(2) After this section becomes effective


and until adopted by rule of the commis-
sion consistent with it:
a. The commission shall be divided, as
determined by the chairperson, into one
investigative panel and one hearing padel
to meet the responsibilities set forth in
this section.
b. The investigative panel shall be
composed of:
1. Four judges,
2. Two members of the bar of Florida,
and
3. Three non-lawyers.
c. The hearing panel shall be composed
of:
1. Two judges.
2. Two members of the bar of Florida,
and
3. Two non-lawyers.
d. Membership on the panels may ro-
tate in a manner determined by the rules
of the commission provided that no mem-
ber shall vote as a member of the inves-
tigative and hearing panel on the same
proceeding.
e. The commission shall hire separate
staff for each panel.
f. The members of the commission
shall serve for staggered terms of six
years.
g. The tenus of offie of the present


such discipline. For purposes of this sec-
tion, discipline is defined as any or all of
the following: reprimand fine, suspension
with or without pay, or lawyer discipline.
The commission shall have jurisdiction
over justices and judges regarding allega-
tions that misconduct occurred before or
during service as a justice or judge if a
complaint is made no later than one year
following service as a justice or judge.
The commission shall have jurisdiction
regarding allegations of incapacity dur-
ing service as justice or judge. The com-
mission shall be composed of:
a. Two judges of district courts of
appeal selected by the judges of those
courts. two circuit judges selected by the
judges of the circuit courts and two judg-
es of county courts selected by the judges
of those courts:
b. Four electors who reside in the state,
who are members of the bar of Florida.
and who shall be chosen by the governing


membersof


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SLegal Notices
iContinued

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or other support except as required by
the First Amendment to the United States
-Constitution, and deleting the prohibition
against using revenues from the public
treasury directly or indirectly in aid of
any church, sect, or religious denomina-
tion or in aid of any sectarian institution.

SFull Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 3. Religious freedom.-
.There shall be no law respecting the es-
tablishment of religion or prohibiting or
'penalizing the free exercise thereof. Re-
ligious freedom shall not justify practices
'inconsistent with public morals, peace, or
safety. Except to the extent required by
Sthe First Amendment to the United States
Constitution, neither the government nor


any agent of the ov y


to any individual or entity the
any program, funding, or oth
'on the basis of religious identity


,wtl m II ll ULK j.ULtlt- utLLU
.. . I


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No-
su l~r


benefits of
er support


7, 2012


7,2012


a. "First responder" means a law en-
forcement officer, a correctional officer, a
firefighter, an emergency medical techni-


y or belief. cian or a paramedic.
y- political b. "In the line of duty" means arising
shall ever out of and in the actual performance of
,-Yv ~'rl"*tl' dtv reouirpd hv emnlnvment as a first


-r imdi ectly ,i and uf any c.uchl, sect, or responder.
religi denomination or in aid of any
Ssectarian stimttittio
SECTIC
NO. 9 for survive
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT died from
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 first respoW
ARTICLE XI, SECTION 32 dutv.-Thi
(Legislative) to Section
legislature
Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROP- liefto surv
ERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SUR- died from
GIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY first respo:
VETERAN .OR FIRST RESPOND- duty shall t


SBallot Summary: Proposing an CONSTIT
amendment to the State Constitution to ART
'authorize the Legislature to provide by ARTI
'general law ad valorem homestead prop-
-'erty tax relief to the surviving spouse of
a military veteran who died from service- Ballot T
'connected causes while on active duty PROPERT
Sor to the surviving spouse of a first re-
-! sponder who died in the line of duty. The Ballot
'amendment authorizes the Legislature to amendment
-totally exempt or partially exempt such (1)Provi
,,surviving spouse's homestead property lorem taxes
From ad valorem taxation. The amend- palities, sc
ment defines a first responder as a law en- government
forcement officer, a correctional officer, erty if the
-.a firefighter, an emergency medical tech- tangible pe
nician, or a paramedic. This amendment $25,000 bu
,,siall take effect January 1, 2013. exemption,
take effect
full Text: to the
ARTICLE VII 2013 tax
FINANCE AND TAXATION (2) Auth
for the purl
SECTION 6. Homestead exemp- as provider
'tions.- tangible pe
(a) Every person who has the legal or tions by orc
6 equitable title to real estate and maintains This is
'thereon the permanent residence of the tangible pe
:dwner, or another legally or naturally de- tions provi
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt this amend
b1 rom taxation'thereonmiexceptassesstnents -' -. '
'for special -behefits, up tbo-the assessed Full Text:'
"vtltuation of"t~eKty-ie 'thoaifaftd' til- "-. ""*
lars and, for all levies other than school FINA
district levies, on the assessed valuation
greater than fifty thousand dollars and up SECTIO
to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon es- (a) All pi
tablishment of right thereto in the manner ity and usec
prescribed by law. The real estate may pal or pub
be held by legal or equitable title, by the from taxat
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo- property ou
;minium, or indirectly by stock ownership required by
,or membership representing the owner's to the taxing
o, member's proprietary interest in a cor- is located.
portion owning a fee or a leasehold-ini- are used pi
tially in excess of ninety-eight years, The literary, sci
exemption shall not apply with respect to purposes n
any assessment roll until such roll is first law from ta
determined to be in compliance with the (b) Ther
provisions of section 4 by a state agency tion, cumu
designated by general law. This exemp- family resi
tion is repealed on the effective date of goods and
'nty amendment to this Article which fixed by gi
-provides for the assessment of homestead thousand d
'property at less than just value, widower or
'' (b) Not more than one exemption shall and permar
be allowed any individual or family unit value fixed
6r with respect to any residential unit. No five hundre
exemption shall exceed the value of the (c) Any
-real estate assessable to the owner or, in for the puri
casee of ownership through stock or mem- and subject
bership in a corporation, the value of the section and
Proportion which the interest in the cor- and econon
portion bears to the assessed value of the tax exempt
.property. expansions
,, (c) By general law and subject to con- fined by ge
djtions specified therein, the Legislature may be gra
may provide to renters, who are perma- county or
nent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all the electors
ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem ity voting q
tax relief shall be in the form and amount dum author
established by general law. to adopt su
(d) The legislature may, by general so granted
law, allow counties or municipalities, for to real prol
the purpose of their respective tax levies of a new b
and subject to the provisions of general real proper
'law, to grant an additional homestead tax an existing
exemption not exceeding fifty thousand to tangible
'dollars to any person who has the legal business ar
'or equitable title to real estate and main- related to 1
Stains thereon the permanent residence of business. T
the owner and who has attained age six- amount of s
'ty-five and whose household income, as fled by ger
defined by general law, does not exceed for which s
twenty thousand dollars. The general law ed to a new
must allow counties and municipalities to existing bu
.grant this additional exemption, within general law
-the limits prescribed in this subsection, exemption
,'by ordinance adopted in the manner pre- the date of
scribed by general law, and must provide the county
--for the periodic adjustment of the income renewable
limitation prescribed in this subsection general law
Sfor changes in the cost of living. (d) Any
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older for the purl
who is partially or totally permanently and subject
.disabled shall receive a discount from the section anc
,,amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise preservation
owed on homestead property the veteran to owners
owns and resides in if the disability was exemption
combat related, the veteran was a resident nance of th
of this state at the time of entering the mil- amount or I
itary service of the United States, and the emption an(
veteran was honorably discharged upon properties
separation from military service. The law. The p
discount shall be in a percentage equal exemption
to the percentage of the veteran's per-. owner shal
manent, service-connected disability as law.
determined by the United States Depart- (e)t1) B}
ment of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for conditions
'-the discount granted by this subsection, thousand d(
-'aot applicant must submit to the county tangible pe
-property appraiser, by March 1, proof of tangible pe
-.rdsidency at the time of entering military exempt fror
,:service, an official letter from the United ble persona
States Department of Veterans Affairs ad valorem


ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
)N 32. Ad valorem tax relief


3 of veterans who


service-connected causes and
riders who died in the line of


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL


of such property is area nty-


stating the percentage of the veteran's
service-connected disability and such
evidence that reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable discharge. If
the property appraiser denies the request
for a discount, the appraiser must notify
the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial and the veteran may reap-
ply. The Legislature may, by general law.
waive the annual application requirement
in subsequent years. This subsection shall
take effect December 7, 2006, is self-ex-
ecuting, and does not require implement-
ing legislation.
(f) By general law and subject to con-
ditions and limitations specified therein.
the Legislature may provide ad valorem
tax relief equal to the total amount or a
portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property to the:
(1) Surviving -spouse of a veteran
who died from service- connected causes
while on active duty as a member of the
United States Armed Forces.
(2) Surviving spouse of a first re-
sponder who died in the line of duty.
(3) As used in this subsection and as
further defined by general law, the term:


s section and the amendment amendment to Section 3 of Article VII


6 of Article VII permitting the providing that property is exempt from


o t provide ad valore s-


iving spouses of veterans who messed veilue of such property is greater
res vice-connected causes and than twenty-five thousand dollars but less


nders who died in the line of than fifty thousand dollars shall take ef-


ake effect January 1.2013.


NO. 10
TUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ICLE VII, SECTION 3
CLE XII, SECTION 32
(Legislative)

title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL
Y TAX EXEMPTION.-

Summary: Proposing an
t to the State Constitution to:
de an exemption from ad va-
s levied by counties, munici-
hool districts, and other local
its on tangible personal prop-
assessed value of an owner's
rsonal property is greater than
it less than $50,000. This new
, if approved by the voters, will
on January 1, 2013, and apply

roll and subsequent tax rolls.
orize a county or municipality
pose of its respective levy, and
d by general law, to provide
personal property tax exemp-
dinance.
in addition to other statewide
personal property tax exemp-
ided by the Constitution and
ment.

"ARTIC'EVII
ANCE AND TAXATION

'N 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
roperty owned by a municipal-
d exclusively by it for munici-
lic purposes shall be exempt
ion. A municipality, ovyning
itside the municipality, may be
y general law to make payment
ng unit in which the property
Such portions of property as
predominantly for educational,
entific, religious or charitable
aay be exempted by general
fixation.
e shall be exempt from taxa-
latively, to every head of a
ding in this state, household
personal effects to the value
general law, not less than one
dollars, and to every widow or
r person who is blind or totally
gently disabled, property to the
by general law not less than
d dollars.
county or municipality may,
pose of its respective tax levy
: to the provisions of this sub-
general law, grant community
nic development ad valorem
tions to new businesses and
of existing businesses, as de-
neral law. Such an exemption
nted only by ordinance of the
municipality, and only after
s of the county or municipal-
on such question in a referen-
ize the county or municipality
ch ordinances: An exemption
shall apply to improvements
perty made by or for the use
business and improvements to
ty related to the expansion of
business and shall also apply
personal property of such new
id tangible personal property
the expansion of an existing
The amount or limits of the
;uch exemption shall be speci-
leral law. The period of time
uch exemption may be grant-
Sbusiness or expansion of an
siness shall be determined by
w. The authority to grant such
shall expire ten years from
Approval by the electors of
or municipality, and may be
by referendum as provided by
V.
county or municipality may,
pose of its respective tax levy
to the provisions of this sub-
1 general law, grant historic
n ad valorem tax exemptions
of historic properties. This
may be granted only by ordi-
e county or municipality. The
imits of the amount of this ex-
d the requirements for eligible
nust be specified by general
period of time for which this
may be granted to a property
1 be determined by general

y general law and subject to
specified therein, twenty-five
dollars of the assessed value of
rsonal property is subject-to
personal property shall b
n ad valorem taxation. Tangi-
1 property is also exempt from
taxation if the assessed value


five thousand dollars but less than fifty
thousand dollars.
(2) A county or municipality may. for
the purposes of its respective tax levy.
provide additional tangible personal
property tax exemptions by ordinance.
subject to this subsection and as provided
in general law.
(f) There shall be granted an ad valorem
tax exemption for real property dedicated
in perpetuity for conservation purposes,
including real property encumbered by
perpetual conservation easements or by
other perpetual conservation protections,
as defined by general law.
(g) By general law and subject to the
conditions specified therein, each person
who receives a homestead exemption
as provided in section 6 of this article;
who was a member of the United States
military or military reserves, the United
States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the
Florida National Guard; and who was
deployed during the preceding calendar
year on active duty outside the continen-
tal United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in
support of military operations designated
by the legislature shall receive an addi-
tional exemption equal to a percentage of
the taxable value of his or her homestead
property. The applicable percentage shall
be calculated as the number of days dur-
ing the preceding calendar year the per-
son was deployed on active duty outside
the continental United States, Alaska, or
Hawaii in support of military operations
designated by the legislature divided by
the number of days in that year.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 32. Tangible personal prop-
ertv: ad valorem tax exemption.-The


fect January 1. 2013. and applies to as-
sessments for tax years beginning on or
after January 1,2013.

NO. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOME-
STEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME
SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-
TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY;
EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE.-

Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State Constitution to
authorize the Legislature, by general law
and subject to conditions set forth in the
general law, to allow counties and mu-
nicipalities to grant an additional home-
stead tax exemption equal to the assessed
value of homestead property if the prop-
erty has a just value less than $250,000 to
an owner who has maintained permanent
residency on the property for not less
than 25 years, .who has attained age 65,
and who has a low household income as
defined by general law.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
"'.-SEC-TIONW '-6i -,Homestead' "exemp-
tions.-
(af' r)' person wo'h6'hasfh'le'gaIlbr
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
Owner, or another legally or naturally de-
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to the assessed
valuation of twenty-five thousand dol-
lars and, for all levies other than school
district levies, on the assessed valuation
greater than fifty thousand dollars and up
to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon es-
Stablishment of right thereto in the manner
prescribed by law. The real estate may
be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's
or member's proprietary interest in a cor-
poration owning a fee or a leasehold ini-
tially in excess of ninety-eight years. The
exemption shall not apply with respect to
any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This exemp-
tion is repealed on the .effective date of
any amendment to this Article which
provides for the assessment of homestead
property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual or family unit
or with respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the value of the
real estate assessable to the owner or, in
case of ownership through stock or mem-
bership in a corporation, the value of the
proportion which the interest in the cor-
poration bears to the assessed value of the
property.
(c) By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the Legislature
may provide to renters, who are perma-
nent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all
ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem
tax relief shall be in the form and amount
established by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general law,
allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of general law,.
to grant either or both of the following an
additional homestead tax exemptions:
(1)An exemption not exceeding fifty
thousand dollars to any person who has
the legal or equitable title to real estate
and maintains thereon the permanent res-
idence of the owner and who has attained
age sixty-five and whose household in-
come, as defined by general law, does not
exceed twenty thousand dollars: or.
(2) An exemption equal to the assessed
value of the property to any person who
has the legal or equitable title to real es-
tate with a just value less than two hun-
dred and fifty thousand dollars and who
has maintained thereon the permanent
residence of the owner for not less than
twenty-five years and who has attained
age sixty-five and whose household in-
come does not exceed the income limita-
tion prescribed in paragraph (1).

The general law must allow counties
and municipalities to grant these this ad-
ditional exemptions exemption, within
the limits prescribed in this subsection.
by ordinance adopted in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, and must provide
for the periodic adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed in this subsection
for changes in the cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older


Page Thirteen


who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem.tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
owns and resides in if the disability was
combat related. the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the mil-
itary service of the United States. and the
veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The
discount shall be in a percentage equal
to the percentage of the veteran's per-
manent, service-connected disability as
determined by the United States Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs. To qualify- for
the discount granted by this subsection.
an applicant must submit to the county
property appraiser, by March 1. proof of
residency at the time of entering military
service, an official letter from the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs
stating the percentage of the veteran's
service-connected disability and such
evidence that reasonably identifies the
disability as combat related, and a copy
of the veteran's honorable discharge. If
the property appraiser denies the request
for a discount, the appraiser must notify
the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reap-
ply. The Legislature may, by general law,
waive the annual application requirement
in subsequent years. This subsection shall
take effect December 7, 2006, is self-ex-
ecuting, and does not require implement-
ing legislation.

NO. 12
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7
(Legislative)

Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO
BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE
STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.-

Ballot Summary: Proposing an
amendment to the State Constitution to
replace the president of the Florida Stu-
dent Association with the chair of the
council of state university student body
presidents as the student member of the
Board of Governors of the State Univer-
sity System and to require that the Board
of Governors organize such council of
state university student body presidents.

Full Text:
ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION
SECTION 7. State University Sys-
tem.-
(a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve
excellence through teaching students,
advancing research and providing public
service for the benefit of Florida's citi-
zens, their communities and economies,
the people hereby establish a system of
governance for the state university sys-
tem of Florida.
(b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.
There shall be a single state university
system comprised of all public universi-
ties. A board of trustees shall administer
each public university and a board of
governors shall govern the state univer-
sity system.
(c) LOCAL BOARDS OFTRUSTEES.
Each local constituent university shall be
administered by a board of trustees con-
sisting of thineen members dedicated to
:the purpose.-. :' rthe srate univeifity-sys-
tern. The board olgo\emr:.rs shall estab-
'lish the poeri'nrid dliiiesof'the"boairds
of trustees. Each board of trustees shall
consist of six citizen members appointed
by the governor and five citizen members
appointed by the board of governors. The
appointed members shall be confirmed by
the senate and serve staggered terms of
five years as provided by law. The chair
of the faculty senate, or the equivalent,
and the president of the student body of
the university shall also be members..
(d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOV-
ERNORS. The board of governors shall
be a body corporate consisting of seven-
teen members. The board shall operate,
regulate, control, and be fully responsible
for the management of the whole univer-
sity system. These responsibilities shall
include, but not be limited to, defining the
distinctive mission of each constituent
university, and its articulation with free
public schools and community colleges,
ensuring the well-planned coordination
and operation of the system, and avoiding
wasteful duplication of facilities or pro-
grams. The board's management shall be
subject to the powers of the legislature to
appropriate for the expenditure of funds,
and the board shall account for such ex-
penditures as provided by law. The gov-
ernor shall appoint to the board fourteen
citizens dedicated to the purposes of the
state university system. The appointed
members shall be confirmed by the senate
and serve staggered terms of seven years
as provided by law. The commissioner of
education, the chair of the advisory coun-
cil of faculty senates, or the equivalent,
and the chair of the council of student
body presidents, which council shall be
organized by the board of governors and
consist of all the student body presidents
of the state university system president
of thc Florida student association, or the
equivalent, shall also be members of the
board.

Pub: August 30 and September 27, 2012

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No: 21-2012-CA-000084
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC
HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP,
Plaintiff,
v.


UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in GILCHRIST County, FL:
THE WEST 220 FEET OF THE
NORTH 990 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE NORTHWEST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE
15 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF
EASEMENT OVER THE NORTH
20 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 AND THE NORTH 20 FEET OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION
20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 15 EAST, AS DESCRIBED
IN INTRUMENT 2003003217,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses within 30 days after the first
publication, if any, on Ronald R. Wolfe
& Associates, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 4919 Memorial
Highway, Suite 200,Tampa, Floida 33634,
and file the original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or
petition.
Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5012
Judy K. Money
1849 NW 30th Street
Bell, FL 32619


David Russell Money, Jr.
1849 NW 30th Street
Bell, FL 32619
Published September 20, 27,2012

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GILCIRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2010-CA-000019
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARCENNIA M. GRAHAM, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated September 11,
2012 and entered in Case NO. 2010-
CA-000019 of the'Circuit Court of
the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and
for GILCHRIST County, Florida
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
is the Plaintiff and DARCENNIA M.
GRAHAM; GERMONTE J. GRAHAM;
I'areAthdeDf idants, The' Clirk'6b Cdtrt
will se'l to the highest and best biddpr
o1r cash alt"OUTH DiOR "OF THE
GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of January,
2013, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 14, WADE
& BELL ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 1 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A/K/A 319 NW 7TH ST, TRENTON,
FL 32693
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
.Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on September 11, 2012.
Joe Gilliam
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: L. Avers
Deputy Clerk
Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, PL.,
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact:
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
Alachua County Family/Civil
Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237
Fax: 352-374-5238
Pub: Sept. 20, 27, 2012b.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
FILE NO. 21-2012-CP-34
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DAVID ROSS LOWERY,


Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby
notified that an Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the estate
of DAVID ROSS LOWERY, deceased,
Case Number 21-2012-CP-34 by the Cir-
cuit Court for Gilchrist County. Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
112 S. Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decendent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFA
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE FIRST DATE OF PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTIONS 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
RAY E. THOMAS, JR.
FLB # 0978205
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATION
P.O. BOX 39
BELL, FL 32619
(352)-463-0077 FAX: (352)463-0090
RICHARD LOWERY
Pub. September 20, 27, 2012b.


NOTICE
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-
Monthly Board of Director's Meeting on
Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The meet-
ing will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Early
Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast's
main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest
Blvd, Crystal River, FL 34429. Please
contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939,
ext. 263 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome
Pub. September 27, 2012


TOWN OF BELL
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the
Bell Town Monthly Council Meeting will
be at Bell Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida, Thursday, Oct. 4,
2012 at 6:00 p.m.
AGENDA
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
B: .'Consent Items .'2;.
:.1"' '. Adoptih'ofOctober 4, 2012
lAgenda
2. Approval of September 6, 2012
Minutes
3. Approval of Expenditures for
September 2012
4. Approval of Financial State-
ments for September 2012
C. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
Request
D. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code
Enforcement
E. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. -Town
Attorney
2. Thomas Brown Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah Town.Manager
4. Michelle Rose Town Clerk
5. Iris Roberts Council
President
6. Ray Sanders Council
Vice President
7. Larry Sutton Council
Member
8. Kenny Bass Council Member
9. Hugh Sanders Council
Member
E Old Business
G. New Business
H. Review of Future Agenda Items
I. Unscheduled Citizen Request
J. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should provide written notice to Dan
Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Maiager,
3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida
32619, telephone number 352-463-6288,
at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Publish: September 27, 2012

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JUDY K. MONEY, and DAVID
RUSSELL MONEY, JR., et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Default Final Judgment of foreclosure
.dated September 11, 2012, and entered
in Case No. 21-2012-CA-000084 of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff
and JUDY KI MONEY, and DAVID
RUSSELL MONEY, JR., et al, are the
Defendants.
ANYAND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,


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Legal Naoices
Continued
(Continued from Page 13)
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE -NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting on
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at 1:30 p.m.,
in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Facility, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing is a proposed agenda:
AGENDA
1. Call to Order (1:30 p.m)
2. Agenda Changes
3. ConsentAgenda
4. Constitutional Officers
5. County Administrator
6. Attorney Report
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
1:45 p.m. Melissa Morgan,
FDOT Bridge Report
2:00 p.m. North Florida
% Broadband Association
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD).or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS.
GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM,
CLERK
Pub. SEPTEMBER 27, 2012b.

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE
The City of Trenton has received a re-
quest for new Stop Signs to control east/
west traffic at the NW 5th Avenue and
NW 3rd Street intersection. This notice
is to provide you with an opportunity to
voice your opinion concerning this mat-
ter to the City Commission prior to any
final action.
This issue will be heard by the City Com-
mission on October 9, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.


at the Trenton Community Center, 214
SE 3rd Avenue. For more information.
please contact City Hall at (352) 463-
4000.
Pub. September 27, 2012b.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
theholder(s)ofthefollowingeCertificatefor
said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be is-
sued thereon. The name(s) of the holders)
of said Certificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which it is as-
sessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MARTIN W. OWENS
Certificate Number.04-273
Issue Date:5/28/2004 12:00:00AM
PIN: 09 07 15 0077 0000 0160
Tax Deed File#: 11-022TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 16 SANTA FE
RANCH SUBD UNREC 46/481167/426
NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED:
LUIS RAMOS SANCHEZ
All of said property being in the County
of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property described
in such Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Courthouse Door on
the 23rd day of October, 2012, at 11:00
a.m.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub., September 27, October 4,11,18,
2012b.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
the holders) of the following Certificate
for said Certificate for a Tax Deed to
-be issued thereon. The name(s) of the
holders) of said Certificate, the descrip-
tion of the property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAMES) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: MARTIN W. OWENS
Certificate Number:04-402
Issue Date:5/28/2004 12:00:00AM
PIN: 09 10 15 0108 0000 1060
Tax Deed File#: 11-021TD
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: LOT 106 PINES ES-
TATES SUBD 125/598 2002/3639
2002/3640
NAME(S) INWHICHASSESSED:
DEBRA DENISE LUCAS
All of said property being in the Coun-
ty of Gilchrist, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property
described in such Certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder at the Courthouse
Door on the 23rd day of October, 2012,
at 11:00 a.m.
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub.,' September 27, October 4,11,18,
2012h


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Mr. Alonzo Norman
Hatchel, Jr.

Mr. Alonzo Norman Hatchel, Jr.,
63, passed away on Sunday, Sept 23,
2012.
Born in Marco Island, Mr. Hatchel
was a long-time resident of Naples,
and lived in Old Town for the past
five years. He was the son of the late
Alonzo (Doddie) Norman Hatchel
and Tralice M. Henderson.
He was preceded in death by five
sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by four daughters,
Melissa Segraves of North Fort My-
ers, Norma Jean Long of Spruce Pine,
North Carolina, Nicole Bonds of Old
Town, and Reeva Hatchel of Old
Town; 12 grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren; four sisters, Von Hen-
derson, Eva Krieder, Jolean Sumerall
and Loraine Addison and brother,
James Hatchel.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, 352-498-
5400.



Mr. Samuel E. Lenn

Mr. Samuel E. Lenn, 63, of Wil-
liston, passed away September 22,
2012, at the Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties in Chiefland. He served
his country in the U.S. Marines dur-
ing Vietnam, umpired baseball, and
was a member of the Elks Club.
Samuel enjoyed watching TV, sports,
and playing solitaire and scrabble.
He is survived by his daughters;
Tina (Robert Tilley) Perkins of Wil-
liston, Danielle (Steven Angle) Lenn
of Connecticut, Amanda (David)
Burke of South Carolina, Allison
(John) Righi of Connecticut, Ashley
(Jason) Thompson, of South Caro-
lina, Samantha Lenn of Massachu-
setts; son Bryan Crabtree of Illinios;
and Yvonne Coleman of Connecticut;
17 grandchildren, Brandon; Brittany,
Robert, Elijah, Destin, Molly, Gi-
anna, Joey, Hailey, Justin, Michael,
Joshua, Candace, Shania, Elizabeth,
Sandy; one great-grandchild, and
many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in Mr. Lenn's memory to Ha-
ven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311
NE 9th ST, Chiefland, FL 32626.
SArrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.
Online condolences may be sent
through our website at www.hiers-
baxley.com.


Mr. Jack McCoy


Mr. Jack McCoy, 88, of Fanning
Springs, passed away on Monday,
Sept. 17, 2012, at Avalon Nursing
Home in Lake City. He was born in -
Pikeville, Kentucky, on December
21, 1923, to the late Helix and Mi-
randa McCoy. He grew up in Toler,
Kentucky, and graduated from Belfry
High School.
Jack was the beloved husband of
the late Sarah Virginia Dunn McCoy.
He is also preceded in death by his
sisters, Bertha Cain, Maggie Sam-
mons and Hazel Hylton.
He was a loving father to his sons,
James M. McCoy and Jack Fleming
McCoy; grandfather to Tim, Todd,
Sarah, and Molly McCoy; great-
grandfather to Joshua, Shelby, Sade,
Hanna, Steven, Alyson and Mi-
chelle.
He is also survived by his sisters,
Virginia Pinson, Ortha Mae Burton,
Elmo Allred and his brothers, Ernest
and Clarence McCoy.
He served in the U.S. Army from
June 17, 1943, to January 15, 1946.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a Sergeant, 249th Engineer
Combat Battalion, Company B and
served in the European Theater,
awarded four Bronze Service Stars,
and served in The Battle of the Bulge,
Rhine Crossing.
Jack was a heavy truck driver, me-
chanic and all types of construction
including bridges and displaced per-
sons' housing. Jack worked for Little
General Food Stores for 19 years'in
St. Petersburg, where he retired as the
Sun Coast District Manager in 1977.
Jack loved the Lord and was of
the Methodist faith. He was loved
and respected by family, friends and
neighbors.
Visitation was on Thursday, Sept.
20, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m., at Watson Funeral Home.
A private interment followed on
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Memorial
Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg.
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade
Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352)
463-8888. Online condolences or to
sign the guest book at www.watson-
fhtrenton.com


Ms. Ashley Elizabeth
McGuire

Ms. Ashley Elizabeth McGuire of
Shady Grove, and formerly of Old
Town, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012,
at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital of
natural causes.
She was born in Gainesville, on
September 28, 1989, and lived in Old
Town for 20 years before moving to
Shady Grove with her fiance, Waylon
Cruce.
She was a proud mother of two
children. Her life revolved around
her children and her family. She was
an enthusiastic, energetic and lov-
ing person who would help anyone
without hesitation. She enjoyed fish-
ing and hunting, being a homemaker,
country music and reading the Holy
Bible.
She graduated from Dixie County
High School in 2008. She was en-
rolling into college in January 2013
to become a Neonatal Intensive Care
Nurse. Her lesson to us is "pray for
everything, worry about nothing".
She was preceded in death by her
cousin, Sabrina Hayes and great-
grandparents, James and Dorothy
Hayes and Edgar and Mable Thomp-
son.
Survivors include a daughter,
Khloe Cruce; son, Jacob Cruce;
mother, Lena McGuire; father, James
McGuire, Sr.; fiance, Waylon Cruce;
grandparents, Danny and Mabeline
Hayes; sisters, Jamie McGuire and
Samantha McGuire; brother, James
McGuire, Jr.; aunt, Geanna Hayes;
uncle, Ira (Kimberly) Hayes and
many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be missed dearly.
A visitation will be held on Friday,
Sept. 28, 2012, in celebration of her
life between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home. A celebra-
tion in honor of Ashley will be held
on October 6, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., at
the Cross City Park.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, 352-498-
5400.


C.W.-3 Charles W.
Robinson

C.W.-3 Charles W. Robinson, re-
tired U.S. Army of 22 years passed
away in Cornersville, Tennessee, Sat-
urday, Jan. 22. 2012, with his wife,
daughter, son, and daughter-in-law
by his side.
C.W.-3 Robinson was a resident
of Florida for most of his life, living
in Newberry for almost 40 years. He
served two tours in Vietnam and was
awarded many medals, including the
Silver Star for valor. Mr. Robinson
was a former member of the Carter
Masonic Lodge of Newberry.
C.W.-3 Robinson was born in
Brokker, to Willie Buck Rbbinson
and Mildred Stokes Robinson, who
preceded him in death along with his
brother Lamar Robinson.
He is survived by his wife, Beth
Robinson of Comersville, Tennes-
see; one son, William (Regina) Bill
Robinson of Newberry; daughter,
Carla (J.B.) O'Steen of High Springs;
three grandsons, J.B. O'steen IV, Eric
Austin O'Steen, and William Chas
Robinson; two stepdaughters, Jenny
(Chris) Kiser and Amy Russell of
Cornersville, Tennessee.
He was an avid NASCAR fan,
Dale Eamhart, Jr., being his favor-
ite. He loved the Florida Gators and
loved to hunt and fish. He loved his
dog 'Ty Ty."
The family will have a celebration
of his life for his family and friends
at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at
his son's home in Newberry. All fam-
ily and friends are invited to attend.


Glenda Severance


Mrs. Glenda Severance

Mrs. Glenda (Kinsey) Severance,
66, of Branford, passed away on Sat-
urday, Sept. 22, 2012, at home fol-
lowing an extended illness.
Glenda was born on December 28,
1945, in Bell, to the late Carl and
Letha Kinsey. She was a member of
the First Baptist Church of Branford.
She worked as a secretary for the
Veteran's Service Office in Gilchrist
County for 13 years and later moved
on to work as a secretary at Bell High
School in 1989 until she retired in
2005. She served as a member of the
Bell Town Council for 12 years.
Glenda was the third of six chil-
dren. Her brothers and sisters include
the late Ronald Kinsey, Kenneth
Kinsey of Bell, Corliss Smith of Bell,
Sandra Hilliard of Bell, and Carol
Park of Chipley.
She is survived by her husband,
Hubert James Severance of Bran-
ford, two daughters Kimberly (Scott)
Hill Akins of Bell, and Lori (Allen)
Hill Clark of Suwannee; four grand-
children, Courtney Akins of Bell,
Lance Clark of Bascom, Brett Clark


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of Gainesville, Brandon Clark of Su-
wannee; and one great-grandchild,
Conner Clark of Bascom.
She was a loving and devoted wife,
mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and
friend to many.
Visitation was Monday, Sept. 24,
2012, at Daniels Funeral Home,
Branford. Funeral services were
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the First
Baptist Church in Branford, followed
by a graveside service at Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church in Bell.



Ms. Tiffany Lynn
Slaughter

Ms. Tiffany Lynn Slaughter, 21,
of Bell, passed away September 18,
2012, from injuries sustained in a car
accident.
Tiffany was born in Brooksville,
on July 29, 1991, to James and Susie
Slaughter.
She was a 2009 graduate of
Chiefland High School and attended
Santa Fe Collage and St. Leo, receiv-
ing her Associate Degree.
Tiffany was a member of First Bap-
tist Church of Chiefland. She worked
at Mya's Noodle House in Chiefland.
Tiffany enjoyed hunting, drawing
and horses. She loved her dog Ebony,
who was her faithful friend.
She is preceded in death by her
grandparents, Harold and Odessa
Slaughter and Ossilee Bennett.
She is survived by her parents,
James and Susie Slaughter; sister,
Lisa-Renee Slaughter; brother, Brent
Slaughter, all of Bell; grandparents,
Jim and Carol Bennett of Chiefland,
several aunts, uncles and cousins; Ben
(Tommy) Wilson, Lorianna (Celine)
Wilson, Oliver, Julie and Paul Pfluke,
Lauren (John, deceased) Franklin.
Funeral services were held Satur-
day, Sept. 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.,
at First Baptist Church in Chiefland,
with Rev. Gordon Keller officiating.
Interment followed at Jennings Lake
Cemetery in Bell. Visitation was on
Friday, Sept. 21, from 5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301
N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626,
352-493-0050. Online condolences
may be sent through our website at
www.hiers-baxley.com


Mr. Donald Leon
Tousinant

Mr. Donald Leon Tousinant, 60, of
Bell, has passed away.
A Rhode Island native, Mr. Tousiii-
ant worked in the engineering depart-
ment of the VA Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mr. Tousinant's
home, which is located at 6410 N.W.
8th Street in Bell. Services will start
at 1 p.m.


Mrs. Karen Faye Turner

Mrs. Karen Faye Turner, 79, of
Trenton went to be with the Lord on
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
There will be a viewing at the
Woodmen of the World Hall, 4939
SW SR 26, Trenton, from 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to at-'
tend.
Funeral services will be Friday,
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Page Fifteen


S Auction I

'AUCTION Thursday, September
27th; 6:30 pm; prev. all day. 2002 silver
-bodge Intrepid with CLEAN black
leather interior, Engelhard 100 troy oz.
'bf.999 silver bar, Uberti 44-40 lever rifle
bvy Winchester 171 of only 300 made,
3Beretta 1+2 over/under 12ga. NewInBox,
Rkmington model 742 Woodmaster
semi-auto 30-06. Norinco 7.62 w/ scope
assault guna large selection of vintage
jewelry, pins, purses, and more, matching
tan micro-suede couch and chaise lounge,
large selection of copper cookware, cast
iron, Bradley and Hubbard stained glass
lamp, and more! Always too much to
ist! Be the Bidder! Pics online at www.
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Auction Services, Inc.; 1832 SE 3rd Ave.,
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AB 2866 AU1437, 10% BP.
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Lost & Found

LOST HOBIE CRAFT KAYAK: 14'
'Tandem, white/gray, black/green seat
backs. Lost on Santa Fe near Fort White,
-$3'00 Reward. 941-993-9044.
ltb,9-27

LOST CUR DOG: White with brown
'spots. Please call 352-816-0846.
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SYard Sale

'YARD SALE at 3600 SUS HWY 129,
Bell!. Saturday, October 6, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Cancel only if it rains. All proceeds
got to animals rescued from the Gilchrist
Shelter going out for adoption from Dog-
'ghne. Please call Lindsay Smith at (352)
53'8-7280.
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SHay For Sale
HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly
fertilized, net rapped, weed free. Coastal
Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222.
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Wanted to Buy

WE BUY GOLD & SILVER: High-
est Prices Paid! 3-5 pm at the Country
Cleaners or call (352) 226-6757 for ap-
pointments.
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CASH FOR YOUR COIN
collector seeking U.S. coins, o
ies. I pay more than dealers,
road shows. Cell 352-949-145
463-8777.




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I Services

JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SER-
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
(352) 493-3-137 (day) or (352) 463-6111
(night).
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RIDGEWAY LAWN CARE SERVIC-
ES: Lawn care for complete and profes-
sional care. Call 352 463-1165.
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APPLIANCE REPAIR: All brands, ice
maker & dishwasher installation. EPA
certified techs. MC-VISA, 352-949-
0651.
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'ARTS GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
y. Sears. Assistant Principal Bell Elementary
and Hon- Qualifications: Master's Degree from an
ers. accredited institution, Certification in Ed-
ucational Leadership. and at least 3 years
successful teaching experience.
tfn. 1-03 Certified EMT/Paramedic (Tempo-
ranr) Bell High Needed for 24 hours
of instruction in the Health Academy
)TOWN, student program. For more information
32. Hwy- please contact Human Resources at 352-
own. Mc- 463-4403 or email bibleb@mygcsd.org.
e (behind Varsity Baseball Coach (Seasonal) -
ny colors. Bell High Qualifications: Must be will-
ranite to ing to obtain a coaching only certificate
Computer through a district approved program or
ing a last- currently hold a valid teaching certificate.
oved one. This position receives only a paid supple-
)en: Tues- ment, and is not a regular employment
;aturday 8 position. Interested applicants must fill
after hours out a volunteer application, available at
www.gilchristschools.org under resourc-
tfrb,6-28 es/volunteers:
Food Service Substitutes District
SWide Qualifications: High School Di-
d ploma or equivalent. Complete an em-
7 ployment application and make an ap-
rivers pointment with Food Service Director for
rivers
a recommendation to sub.
mpt Bus Driver Trainees/Substitute Bus
own.) Drivers Qualifications: High School Di-
ploma or equivalent. Training: 40 hours
ltp,9-27 of in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
e care of the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
eral needs tion or questions, contact the Transporta-.
rmation at tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
Applications can be submitted online at
9-27-10-4 www.gilchristschools.org or paper


SHelp Wanted


applications may be picked up from the
school board office. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants will be in-
tervie\wed. Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled unless otherwise
indicated. EEO DFWP.
lbt.9-27

DRIVER VACANCIES: Business
staged in Cross Cits. Good Class A CDL
Driver's License. transportation to yard.
at least 25 \ears of age. 1 year OTR and
dry tanker experience helpful. Home
nightly. Call 352-498-3893 ask for Don.
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For Rent 1

3 BR/1.5 BA IN TRENTON: 821 SW
4th Avenue. New paint, ceramic tile
floors, very nice. no smoking inside, no
animals. $750/month, $500 deposit. John
Rowe 463-0644.
ltb,9-27

NEW HOME JUST COMPLETED:
2 BR/2 BA, located in Bell. First, last and
security deposit, no pets, lawn service in-
cluded. Hometown Realty. 352-463-9001
or 352-222-8575.
tfnb,9-27

TRENTON I & II APARTMENTS
Rental assistance available for ALL
Qualified Applicants. HC/non-HC acces-
sible. 718 NE 7th Place #905, Trenton,
FL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY
711. This institution is an equal opportu-
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Trenton High School

Homecoming

THS Homecoming court attendants are shown from left, Chris-
tianna Norfleet, sixth grade; Emilie Young, tenth grade; Brittni
Craft, seventh grade; Madi Silliven, eleventh grade; Shelbie Guth-
' ie, eighth grade; Madyson Feather,ninth grade; and Olivia Rog-
ers, twelfth grade.


By Rod Lacey
Friday, Sept 21; 2012, several lo-
cal veterans gathered at the Gilchrist
County Memorial Park to remember
the U.S. servicemembers who never
came home, either living or'dead. The
third Friday of September is desig-
nated as POW/MIA Recognition Day
to honor those U.S. servicemembers
that are either prisoners of war or still
missing in action.
Veterans from the American Le-
gion Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 and
the Marine Corps League Tri-County
Detachment 1018 jointly conducted
this year's POW-MIA Recognition
Ceremony. The ceremony was spon-
sored by the Gilchrist County Veter-
an's Service Office.
Post 91 Chaplain James H. Ripley
served as narrator for the ceremo-
ny. He explained "Those who have
served and those currently serving in
the Armed Forces are ever mindful
that the sweetness of enduring peace
has always been tainted by the bit-
terness of personal sacrifice. We are
compelled to never forget that while
we enjoy our daily pleasures, there
are others who have endured and may
still be enduring the agonies of pain,
deprivation, and internment."
A table and one empty chair was set
up with a white tablecloth, single red
rose, yellow ribbon, slice of lemon
on a plate, salt sprinkled on the plate,
inverted wine glass and a candle. Le-
gionnaire and Marine Corps League
member Ted Henley pointed to each
item during the ceremony as Chap-
lain Ripley explained what the items
represent.
After the POW-MIA Empty Chair
Ceremony Marine Corps League
member Harvey O. Hampton played
"Taps." Chaplain Ripley closed the


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Veterans participating in the 2012 POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony, left to right, Bill Cummini, Jim
Mash, Joe Gilliam, Harvey Hampton, Jesse Crews, Robert Maldonado, Lavern Bradley, Tern i\ ilre, James
Ripley, and Rod Lacey. Below, American Legionnaire and Marine Corps League member Ted Henley
stands by the POW-MIA Empty Chair table. Marine Corps League member Harvey O. Hampton plays
"Taps." All photos by Lucy Lacey


ceremony with the following remarks:
as a reminder to us all, "According to
the Defense Prisoner of War-Miss-
ing Personnel Office, there are still
73,000 U.S. service members miss-
ing from World War II, 7,500 from
the Korean War, 1,600 from the Viet-
nam war, 126 from the Cold War, and
6 from Iraq and other conflicts. This
is not only a concern-to these 82,232
individual missing service members
but it also impacts hundreds of thou-
sands of their family members and
loved ones."


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Education:
SGraduate of Bell High School 1984
Graduate of Lake City Community College 1986, Associate of Arts
A Graduate of University of Florida 1988, Bachelor of Science
Work History:
I I School teacher in the Suwannee County School Educational System
PDIS. 4 from 1988 to 2005.
Operational Vice President of L. R.Thomas, Inc. from 1997 to present
and Diamond 99, Inc. from 1988 until present, (family farms located in
Gilchrist County). Responsible for budgets, management of employees,
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Held the position of County Commissioner for District 4, in
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Clear Choice


Robert B.


(Bob) Clemons

For School Board Member

Gilchrist County, District 2


Change is in the air ...
I love this time of year. There is a change in the wind, the days and nights are cooler,
and there is a feeling of expectancy in the air.
Have you considered the fact that the leadership of our local School Board is in for
dramatic changes? Currently we are served by five School Board Members, the
Superintendent, and the school board attorney. At least four of the seven seats will be
filled with new people. There is a feeling of expectancy in the air.
I believe I can continue to add proven leadership and experience to our School Board.
As the Director of Finance for the Levy School Board, I am familiar with the state
and federal requirements our Board must meet. I have a good grasp of the financial
issues we must consider and have had nineteen years of experience attending the
meetings and developing the budget for a district that is more than twice the size of the
Gilchrist School system. I have hundreds of hours of in-service on school related
issues and have actually attended the Board Development Training that is available to
our School Board Members conducted by the Florida School Board Association.
I have a sincere desire to serve this community and use my knowledge and depth of
experience to help our School Board continue towards the standard of expected excel-
lence.

Clearly Qualified, Experienced, and Ready to Serve


Vote for Bob Clemons on November 6, the
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