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may go without
By Carrie A. Mizell
Toys for Tots volunteers will not
be distributing Christmas gifts in
Gilchrist County this year, which
means that 400 to 500 children in
Gilchrist County may go without
presents next month.
"It's very disappointing," said
Marjorie Henley, a volunteer with
the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's
Toys for Tots. "1 don't know what a
lot of local families are going to do
Volunteers throughout the county
were told that Dixie County residents
Vince and Pat Arcadi, who served as
co-coordinators for the Tri-County
Toys for Tots program have decided
to distribute toys only in Dixie
County this Christmas, which leaves
Gilchrist and Levy counties out.
In recent years, members of the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, like Ted
Henley in Gilchrist County, have
worked to raise money each year to
buy toys for disadvantaged children
in the three counties. Last year, Pat
Arcadi called the endeavor, "a big
Under the Toys for Tots program,
disadvantaged family members were
given the chance to "shop" for their
children in a store like setting that was
set up in Gilchrist County at Trenton
United Methodist Church. Parents
were given the opportunity to pick
out five to six age appropriate toys
for each child in their household.
Between the three distribution
sites located in Gilchrist, Levy and
Dixie counties, volunteers estimated
that nearly 2,300 local children were
given Christmas presents thanks to
the Toys for Tots program in 2011.
Sherry Lindsey, principal of Bell
Elementary School, said that 15
families at the school would be
affected by no Toys for Tots program
"We would be impacted if we
depended on the Toys for Tots
program," Lindsey said. "We have
a generous amount of local support
that will take care of these families."
Trenton Elementary School
principal, Lynette Langford, said
that the absence of the Toys for Tots
program would hurt many children
at Trenton Elementary School's
chances of receiving Christmas gifts
Langford pointed to the school's
free and reduced lunch rate of almost
70 percent of the student population
at Trenton Elementary School as an
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example of the number of people
struggling in this community to make
The Trenton Elementary School
principal said that she knows of at
least 50 families at the school who
will be directly effected by no Toys for
Tots program and will subsequently
not be able to buy Christmas gifts for
their children this year.
The community is being asked to
step in and provide hope for these
children, in the form of a Christmas
gift this year. While many parents are
doing all they can to provide food
for their family, Gilchrist County
residents are being asked to come
together and either give monetarily
so that school staff can purchase gifts
for the students, or purchase gifts
for the students and drop them off at
Trenton Elementary School.
Devon Weaver, a guidance
counselor at Trenton Elementary
School provided the following gift
ideas for children:
Children age 2 and under:
Shape sorters, stuffed animals,
blocks, stackable toys, board books,
musical toys and balls.
Children ages 3 to 4:
Puzzles, stuffed animals, dolls/
clothes/accessories (strollers, beds,
etc), trucks/tractors/trains, pretend
sets (groceries/cooking/dress up
clothes), play instruments and books
Children ages 5 to 7:
Board games, DVDs, baseball/
soccer/basketball/football, art kits,
Legos, doll houses (or other playsets),
building sets (Lincoln logs), and
Children ages 8 to 11:
Books, board games, legos, art kits,
jewerly making kits, sports stuff, and
video game sets
By Carrie A. Mizell
From the 32nd Annual Bell
Christmas Parade, to Christmas on
Main Street in Trenton, local residents
will celebrate Christmas throughout
the month of December.
The Town of Bell is decking the
halls for the arrival of Santa at the
Bell Christmas Parade on Saturday,
Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.
"A Magical Christmas" is this
year's parade theme.
The community is invited to come
out and enjoy the festivities, which
actually kick off on Friday, Nov. 30 at
theTown of Bell Lighting Celebration.
Bell Town Hall will come alive with
lights at the celebration, which will
run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be free entertainment by
local talent, free refreshments, and
free door prizes, provided by Bell
area businesses and the Town of Bell.
Don't forget to bring a lawn chair and
The festivities will continue on
Saturday, Dec. 1, when the Bell
High School Criminal Justice Club
will host a breakfast at the Bell
At 8 a.m. arts and crafts booths
will open along the street next to Bell
Town Hall and Santa will arrive at
the Depot. The Philman Family Band
will provide entertainment up until
the parade begins at 2 p.m.
For more information on the Town
of Bell's Christmas events, call
Connie Jordan at (386) 935-0026, or
Tom Brown at (352) 463-6288.
Downtown Trenton will come alive
with Christmas cheer on Friday, Dec.
7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Christmas on Main Street, which
is hosted by the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce, will
Continued to page 10
A Bounty of Blessings
By Carrie A. Mizell
Nearly 100 senior citizens
gathered on Friday, Nov. 16 to enjoy
a time of music-filled fellowship,
and an early Thanksgiving dinner.
The Trenton Senior Center was
filled with smiling seniors, who
clapped along with the music as
Amos Philman of the Philman
Family Band performed favorites
like "I'll Fly Away" and "We
Are the Boys from Old Florida."
Philman was often accompanied
at the microphone by Monnye
Philman and Norm Conti
enjoyed a little banter over the
Florida-Florida State rivalry, much
to the delight of the seniors who
braved the cold weather to attend
the Thanksgiving feast.
A number of door prizes, many
of which were donated by local
politicians and merchants, were
given away, including boxes of both
regular and sugar free chocolate, a
Florida Gator folding chair, and
several throw blankets.
After an hour of visiting and
sing-a-long fun, the senior citizens
dined on a traditional Thanksgiving
dinner that included turkey,
dressing, cranberry sauce, and
Monnye Brown and Amos Philman performed at the Trenton Senior Center's Thanksgiving dinner.
Almost 100 senior citizens, from throughout Gilchrist County, gathered on Friday at the Trenton Senior Center:
* Bryant signs with Winthrop College
Hello, 1 am Commissioner Marcia
Hellams. 1 am running for re-election
for City Commissioner, Group 3, on
December 4, 2012. 1 have been in of-
fice since January 2008.
While in office, I have made only
one promise, and that promise was
to always do my very best and to let
God do the rest. That is what 1 have
always tried to do, "my very best." I
will continue to strive to do the best
that I can to benefit the City of Tren-
ton and the citizens.
I have always asked God for His
guidance in making decisions that are
best and would benefit everyone. I am
now asking the citizens of the City of
Trenton to vote for me on December
4th, 2012, so that I can continue to
do what I believe will be in the best
interest for the city and the citizens.
Clif Bryant, shown second from left, is pictured with his Gatorball coach Steve Martin, and his parents
Mac and Todd Bryant.
By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton High School standout
Clif Bryant has signed a letter of
commitment to play baseball at
A host of classmates, family
members and friends attended
the signing, which was held on
Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the high
Clif is an honor student, currently
completing his senior year at Trenton.
A young man with little to say, Clif did
take time to thank his parents, Todd
and Mae Bryant, and other family
members. He also praised the many
coaches and volunteers who took
time to guide him in batting practice,
countless hours of ball practice, or
just offered moral support along the
Clif's father and high school
baseball coach, Todd Bryant, spoke
at the signing, recalling the many
hours Clif has gotten up early to go
to ball practice, or lift weights in an
effort to be successful in baseball and
make it to the college level.
"Through his many hours of hard
work, Clif is now ready to take the
next step in his baseball career," said
Steve Martin. Clif's Gatorball coach.
During his sophomore year of high
school, Cliff racked up .462 batting
average, 25 runs, 36 hits, 47 RBIs, 8
doubles, 6 homeruns and 14 walks.
Clif's stats for his junior year
.included a .440 batting average, 34
runs, 33 hits, 25 RBIs, 8 doubles, 2
homeruns, and 26 walks.
Clif is the first former Suwannee
Valley League player to sign with
a Division I school to play college
While he is looking forward to
moving to North Carolina to pursue
college, Clif is currently getting ready
for the Tigers 2013 baseball season.
GILQHIR1ST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By the time most Journal readers
catch this column, Thanksgiving din-
ner will be over and done with and
we will all be happily munchin' on
How about a turkey biscuit? Like
a ham biscuit except made with left-
over turkey. Turkey biscuits are really
good served with a thin sliver of cran-
berry sauce gently laid on top of the
turkey, which has a good sprinkling
of black pepper. Mix a little dried dill
and some seasoning salt into mayo,
and spread onto biscuit before piling
on the turkey. My, oh my, what a fine
After the smoke clears, and Black
Friday is a thing of the past, I know
that many of us will be enjoying
several social events leading up to
Christmas. The following recipe for
Bacon Pimiento Cheese Spread is
a keeper. Not only is it simple and
quick to make but it is also tasty. You
could mix it up in the morning and
chill it until you are ready to bake it
for a evening event.
I cut this recipe in half to test it and
a small dish of the hot bubbly cheese
spread will serve six to eight people.
Jig/ca' Z9acoi _0 qelzto-
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1 4-ounce jar diced pimientos,
1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons finely grated onion
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay, optional
1 16-ounce block of Cheddar
Sharp or medium, depending on
3 strips of bacon fried and crum-
Stir together pimientos, mayon-
naise, Worcestershire sauce, onions,
red pepper, Old Bay and cheese. Mix
well and place in a 2-quart baking dish
and bake at 350 degrees for 20t6: 25
minutes. The cheese will melt and the
top of the spread will become bubbly
when done. Remove from oven and
sprinkle bacon on top. Serve spread
with favorite wheat type crackers.
Note: If you don't like pimientos
this dip would be just as good with-
Air Force Airman Cameron M.
Saylor graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an inten-
sive, eight-week program that in-
cluded training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic train-
ing earn four credits toward an as-
sociate in applied science degree
through the Community College of
the Air Force.
Saylor is the son of Richard Say-
lor of Highway 219, Wallins Creek,
Kentucky, and Penny Sheppard of
Northeast Ninth Avenue, Trenton.
He is a 2011 graduate of Harlan
County High School, Baxter, Ken-
in Gilchrist Co.
Jonathon Marshall Paul Belasky,
Sr., 4/11/1988, and Katie Marie Car-
penter, 6/10/1987, both of Bell.
Kyle Matthew Grimm, 12/5/1978,
and Deborah Carmen Andren,
3/6/1968, both of Trenton.
Justin Alexander Smith, 1/29/1986,
and Jessica Elaine Merritt, 8/19/1987.
both of Bell.
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Now and Then
By Carrie A. Mizell
As in years past, my little family
ofl four alternates the Thanksgiving
holiday between families.
Last year we stayed in Nassau
County and celebrated the holiday
with Adam's family at the farm. This
year we will load the kids, clad in
their oldest play clothes, and drive
down to the hunting camp near Cedar
Key to celebrate Thanksgiving with
my parents and the Beauchamp fam-
ily. 1 can hardly wait to eat my Gran-
ny's turkey, my momma's dressing,
my own sweet potato casserole and
my Aunt Ibie's pound cake. It's tradi-
tion to eat until we can hardly wobble
and then sit around the fire watching
the kids run up and down the road,
play in the dirt and swing on the rope
swing. Thanksgiving at the hunting
camp has been the story of my life,
for as long as 1 can remember.
1 love tradition, and this year, 1 am
looking forward to starting a new
one with my husband Adam, and our
children, Allie Claire and Whitt. Af-
ter Thanksgiving, we are planning
to load into Adam's truck and drive
up the road about an hour and a hall
to Richmond Ilill, Georgia, which is
just south of Savannah.
I read all about a locally-owned
shop called, Ella's, that I am itching
to visit. From what I gleaned, Ella's is
a gift boutique, food and flower mar-
ket. The shop boasts an outdoor mar-
ket with rows of fresh-cut Christmas
trees, fresh poinsettias, and wreaths.
Ella's is housed in a 1930-era cottage
and the shop was named after the
Ella's website states, "By shop-
ping local, you make a difference in
the lives of your neighbors who may
need a little holiday magic."
I couldn't have said it better my-
The holiday season can get so hec-
tic, and expensive, but take a cue
from my crazy little family and try to
make time to spend with your loved
ones doing simple things like pick-
ing out a Christmas tree, playing in
the leaves, or eating way too much
turkey and dressing. It's the simple
things, after all.
Eric Alvin Langford, 6/7/1981, and
Ashlee Nichole Sullivan, 3/31/1990,
both of Ft. White, were married on
11/10/2012, by Rickey Reed, notary
Due to unforeseen circumstances
the Festival of Lights, at Fort Fan-
ning Park in Fanning Springs, sched-
uled for Saturday, Dec. 8, has been
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Alr. and Airs. Drew Miller
A year ago this month on a rainy
Saturday afternoon our beautiful
daughter Nicole married Andrew
The light rain of November 19th
stopped just before the clock reached
three thirty and the guests began to
take their seats. The snow white cal-
la lilies that decorated the front yard
and trellis shed their drops of rain
and seemed to adorn the pathway
the bride and her father took to reach
the handsome and patiently awaiting
John, however, seemed not able to
let his daughter out of his arms...un-
til a few tears were shared by more
than just the bride and her dad.
As Mr. Bobby McCallaum told the
story of a young husband and wife and
the gifts they shared from their hearts
their first Christmas together.... Phe
Gift of the Magi by O'Henry seemed
to capture the guest's attention as the
perfect wedding ceremony unfolded.
The bride and groom declared their
love and recited their vows as music
from the string trio filled the air.
The trio also, to the delight of the
mother of the bride, played Ava Ma-
ria and perfect wedding songs that
added to the perfect day.
As Andrew gently held our daugh-
ter in his arms and sweetly kissed his
bride the sun seemed to come out of
the clouds and smile on them as if to
seal their happiness forever. As the
ceremony came to an end the guests
proceeded into a huge, white tent elo-
quently dressed in vintage d6cor with
dinner plates covering the table, hav-
ing every design of black, white and
gold one could imagine.
The cake, adorned again with calla
lilies and a glass heart top, was served
after the guests dined on a most deli-
A special gift from the groom's
twin brother was a song played on
the piano. The song was from the
movie Robin Hood.....El'erything/ I
Do. Nicole and Drew danced their
first dance while the guests watched
attentively to a slide show from both
sides of the new family as they grew
from past to present.
As the evening was ending Nicole
and Drew drove off to the front of the
house in a "Tiger" decorated golf cart
built by Nick, the brother of the bride,
which included rattling tin cans and
all! The happy couple emerged from
the home with bells ringing and rice
being thrown .....leaving but just the
memories of a truly memorable day.
It's been a year now...since our
daughter was wed....and as 1 glance
at Nicole's wedding gift to me.....
a crystal wedding ball that plays the
most beautiful song ever.... I read
with tears what my sweet daugh-
ter had engraved on the bottom...
"Dearest Mami, Thank you for mak-
ing my dreams of a fairytale wedding
come true. 1 love you! Nicole."
To the many friends and family
that came to help us celebrate that
precious day....Our heart-felt.thanks,
"Your Presence Meant The World To
John and Paulette Vickers
To be thankful lor something is to remember in the heart a
kindness or blessing shared by others \\ hthier deserved or not.
There is so miluch to be thanklhil for in our lies. hlie land \\e
live in w\\as liounded by those \\who sought la better lile and
established principles of morality to guide a young nation to
be a great people. We live today as recipients ofl thousands
who died to keep liberty free. IUntlold imriads have labored
with their hands to I'orge outl a land killedd w\ilih prosperity and
houniyv. Aln ilunknowni author said "(Gratiltudr is t iii meliry of /
t lih htar. "
'laniksgi\ing has three ex es that look back at the sacrifice of'
others Iwhio lmake possible today] w illt promIIise of tollimorrom. As
a nation ol states united unllder onle flag i\e enjoy the v victory of
battles I'ought Io keep a union o 'l'tredoll aIs hle lUitiedt States
ol'America. The challenge to aly nation is to find the courage
to keep alive the passion olf I'redolli whichh is quickly) eroding
into al atmosphere ol distrust anid ear. A heart of 'gratitude is
to rememll ber w\\hat others have died lor so lhali we call treasure
lie present in the freedoms of liberty .
Few nations havi e enijoed tlie le\el ol prosperity as this
country IFields aboounld with crops and technology has allo\\ed
the wealth of our land to be used to fill stores \itli e\er\
imaginable creation knolw to matn. Communitiess thri\e w\ith
Iholies, automobiles. computers, colllmmuiciationl devices ainll
gadgets lhal miarv el the science omt iioderln man. The comilii'ls
of' home have evotled into a world d llunknoin b\ almost
coulltrics land civili/ations past. '\ hIeart of gratitude is Ito be
Ilialli'l lfor lieh boutI ol lhaliksgi\ illng.
hii is the spirit ol'ou holiday I'halnksgiving only about thle
'freedollls \\ en ,ijoi, or llih e material Ioptleice o\ verwh\ linllg our
lives? In itrutlh h lie lihcrl of our laud is being challenged oI
evCery side nlld one di\ \\ ill 1 r1 ely bhe taken ai \\ Ilisiori is ai
cruel teacher to remind uts \\what mn do \\itlh power. Ilhe
hoiintl\ of oiir land has imadoe cili/elns to be selfish.
sell-centered and unlcaring l r others. hliilksgiing oilclen
becomes tlie token ol' kindness gi\en one limeit a e\'ar but
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Miss Jeni Boland and Mr. Colby Perryman
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Boland are apartment.
pleased to announce the upcoming The high school sweethearts
marriage of their daughter Jeni Nich- their romance November 24,
ole Boland to Colby Dale Perryman, and they will celebrate their s,
son of J.D. and Krista Perryman and year together by exchanging wi
Vanecia and Ray Earl Thomas. vows on November 24, 2012.
The bride-elect and groom are The couple have purchased a
both 2008 graduates of Trenton High and will reside in Fanning S]
School. Florida. Jeni and Colby are 1(
Jeni is a 2010 nursing graduate of forward to sharing this speci
Florida Gateway College and is em- with their friends and family
played as a pediatric R.N. at U.. at wedding ceremony, which wi
Shands Hospital in Gainesville. place at Pine Grove Baptist (
Colby is a 2009 graduate of Florida in Trenton, at three o'clock in
State Fire College and is currently ternoon, on November 24, 201
employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic the reception immediately foll
Captain with the Chiefland Fire De- in Bell.
Happy Birthday wishes to Crystal
Reister and Earnest Craft on No-
vember 22nd; Amanda Pick, Danny
Landis, and Sylvester Davis on No-
vember 23rd; Art Brown, Sr., Brad-
ley Slaughter, Marty Adkins, and
Cloe Simpson on November 24th;
Connie Davis. Loretta Sandy, Cecil
Craft, and Quade Kincaid on No-
vember 25th; Clifton Wayne Dasher,
Justin Jones, Samantha Roth. and Lu-
cille "Kitty" Dampson on November
26th: Kim Imler, Helen Toombs. and
Neil Pollack on November 27th: and
Joe Shope. Ronnie Wilder. Connie
Burns. Steven Henley, and Rebecca
Trollinger on November 28th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Temon Phillips on Novem-
ber 22nd; "R" Donn and Clara New-
house on November 23rd; Shannon
and Christine Smith on November
24th; Wayne and Flora Brock. Mr.
and Mrs. Ron Augusto, and Mr. and
Mrs. Troy Breton on November 26th;
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pruitt on Novem-
ber 27th; and Reverend and Mrs.
Lloyd Austin on November 28th.
Dixie County woman
dies in car accident
A Horseshoe Beach woman was
killed Friday afternoon when she lost
control of her vehicle and crashed,
12.9 miles south of Cross City on CR
351, reported Corporal Berger of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Dawn Renee Gardner, 49, of
Horseshoe Beach was driving a 2010
Dodge four door south on CR 351
Friday afternoon at 5:10 p.m. when
she lost control of her vehicle and
crashed. The vehicle traveled onto
the east shoulder of the highway and
began to overturn before striking a
tree with the front right side of the
The driver was reported to have
not been wearing a seatbelt and was
ejected from the vehicle during the
Dixie County EMS responded to
the call and pronounced the driver de-
ceased at the scene of the accident.
lacking any commitment to helping others the other 304 da s
o' the vear. What is the real meaning of thanksgiving?
To Inmd the worth of something we must examine the content
and character of what \ e have. I freedom is taken a3wa,. wealth
is lost and life itself will end. ".And as it is appointed for men
to die once, but after this the judm ment. so Christ was offered
once to bear the sins of man:. To those who eagerly wait for
Him He will appear a second time, apart front sin, for
salvation" (Ilebrexws 9:27-28). A thankliul heart x ill tl x ith
the lmemor\ ol'f hat our Creatorl hs gi\en us as Patul said in
\Athens so long ago: "For in Him we live and more and have
our being, as also some o'f our own poets have said, 'For we
are also His o.flpring'" (Acts 17:28). of' all the things xxe
should be thankuill for it is the sacrifice ol .lesus Christ. the
bountll of our blessings in Christ and tile anticipation of tlie
return ol'God's Son.
All men will die and all mien will stand before God ill
JudgmetntI. Ilie sacrifice ol Christ \was gi\ cn to sa e us tromn the
penalty\ of sill and gi\e us hope Ilor lis return. Our brIeath is
held in the hand of God (Daniel 5:23). 1ltank \ ou I ord for
Nour elndurillg love and lor tile promise olI eternal Iil'e hb cind
tile arave. Death is no longer tfearced and that b\ itself' is die
greatest victory \we have ill thanksgiving (I Corinthians
15:54-57). Our praise is echoed b\ those ill Re\clation 7:12.
"Blessin and glory and wisdom, tlhanksgiving and honor
and power andl might, he to our God forever and ever. Amen"
(Rc\ elation 7:11-12). gratitudee is found in the memior\ o olur
hearts reflectlillg poll the haild of lod through lite ages
itaking Ipoissible xo r hope ia illt' pl'Ollise oil1"' Od.
"Enter into His gates with thaAsgiving, and into Iis courts,
with praise. Be thanAful to IHii, and hiess His namei ... mid
let the peace of God rule' in your hearts, to which also y'oui
were called in one bodl: and be thanAf''tl" (lsaln 100:4:
Colossians 3:15). Hank ou I lord l'or all ou ha\ c done. Ilianik
yeil lord ior what \ oiN gie uis eacth da\. Ihlank \oil I ord lor
\\hlit oilu ltae promised. iThank oil 1 ord.
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I.^j ~Letter to the Editor
Kristen Burke, a 2010 Bell gradu-
ate, was named a 2012-2013 J.
Wayne Reitz Scholar at University of
Florida. The Reitz Scholar selection
is based on academic achievement,
leadership, and service to the Univer-
sity of Florida community.
Kristen is currently a junior at UF
and has become engaged with UF's
vast network of extracurricular activ-
ities while maintaining her place on
the Dean's List each semester. Cur-
rently she carries a full academic load
in addition to working as a Student
Assistant in the UF Honors College
Office. She serves on the executive
board for Florida Alternative Breaks,
an organization dedicated to immers-
ing students in social issues through
service trips. Kristen is also a sister
of Phi Mu Fraternity and serves on
the Scholarship Committee. Outside
of her involvement at UF, Kristen has
played bassoon for the Gainesville
Community Band for the past two
years and served as Saxophone In-
structor to Bell's Purple Powerhouse
Marching Band. Kristen and the 24
other Reitz Scholars will receive ed-
ucational enhancements, a leadership
program, and together build a net-
work for their continuing success.
Don't give up on
a sinking ship
From 1(65 to 1978, before being
disabled in the Air Force, I had the
honor and privilege of defending the
constitution of the United States from
communism during the Vietnam and
Cold War era.
I'm handicapped, but not dead by
any means. 1 have invested too much
of my life in the greatest republic
on earth to just lay down and quit. 1
have not yet begun to fight (John Paul
Jones), and shall rebound from the
direst setback in my life time. 1 fought
too many years for freedom to have a
Fascist dictator destroying my coun-
try. Let us unite coming back to one
nation under God, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all. Let us join
together and defend our great Consti-
tution of the United States from any
foreign or domestic foe. 1 swore to do
this back in 1965 and am still bound
by this Oath of Allegiance. The con-
cepts that our fore-fathers set up are
so blatantly being ignored. 1 am eager
to stop the diminish of our great na-
tion. Let us not give up our sinking
ship. All concerned citizens need join
together as one voice. Together, we
can peacefully fight against the cur-
rent organization's socialist policies.
The Patient Protection and Afford-
able Care Act (ObamaCare), contains
unconstitutional executive orders
limiting our constitutional freedoms
and ,ore of the government's uncon-
stitutional power grabs. One hundred
forty executive orders were issued
without the Senate and House of Rep-
resentatives approval, thus no checks
and balances. The learned pen is to
be feared more than any sword (Rob-
ert Burton). We must keep informed
and share that information with all
our family, friends, coworkers, and
every one with whom we have con-
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tact. We nust get involved in local
affairs by attending all meetings 1of
the city council, county council, and
school boards. Becoming familiar
with their agendas, asking questions,
and expressing our opinion, both for
and against. Write letters to the editor
of local papers expressing our views.
Post signed letters to government of-
licials with a clear message that we
will not allow the further expansion
of federal government power and the
continued subversion of our Con-
stitution! Remind them of the Oath
of Allegiance they swore to uphold
when they took office.
Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt
and Barack Obama were adminis-
tered the oath of office more than any
other president, four times.
The oath of office of the President
of the United States is an oath or affir-
mation required by the United States
Constitution before the President be-
gins the execution of the office. The
wording is specified in Article l\vo,
Section One,.Clause Eight: I do sol-
emlnly swear (or affirml) that I will
faithfully execute the Office of Presi-
dent of the IUnited States, and will to
the best of my ability preserve, pro-
tect and defend the Constitution of
the United States.
Our elected officials should make
the President preserve the constitu-
tion as he swore, or impeach him!
DAV Joseph Blitch
Bicycle donations needed for
Christmas on Main Street in Trenton.
You can purchase a bike and drop it
off at the Chamber Office, or donate
$100 and we'll purchase the bike for
you. Call 352-463-3467 to pledge
Sponsors and/or donations need-
ed for the Town of Bell Lighting
Celebration. Contact Tommy Brown
at 352-463-6288 or Connie Jordan at
Wish Upon a Star Holiday Toy
Drive. Partnership for Strong Fami-
lies is seeking donors. Contact Jenn
Petion at 352-244-1561 for more in-
The Guardian Ad Litem Pro-
gram of Gilchrist and Levy Coun-
ties is looking for angels to sponsor
a child for the holidays and beyond.
To sponsor a child for the holidays.
contact Jenni Ellis at 352-493-6050
or via e-mail at jenni.ellisoi gal.fl.gov.
Last Chance to recommend
someone for the Annual Awards.
EnLm il your sui' estion to Pa,,' Gil
christ(County.comn o call the Cham-
ber office at 352-463-3467. Awards
are. Citizen of the Year. Business
of the Year, J. Min Ayers Lifetime
Acheivement Award. Volunteer of
the Year. Outstanding Civic Organi-
zation of the Year, and Outstanding
Quit Smoking Now Free Group
Sessions offered by Palms Medical
Group in Trenton, Wednesdays thru
November 21st, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. To register call 866-341-2730.
Town of Bell Lighting Celebra-
tion Friday, Nov. 30th, 6:00 p.m.
Town of Bell Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2:00 p.m.
Christmas on Main Street, Tren-
ton Friday, Dec. 7th, 6:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Cookies with Santa, Snow
Slide. Bicycle Giveaways, and more!
315 Main Street Downtown Eat-
.ery's First Friday Dinner. Trenton
Friday, Dec. 7th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. Theme is Italian, served family-
style, $12 per person. Call 352-258-
1472 for reservations.
Here's an Idea: Buy Christmas
presents from local businesses and
self-employed people. For example.
buy from a neighbor who sells on-
line, a local craftsman who makes
jewelry, the florist shop, a baker that
makes homemade cakes and pastries,
the folks that run a caf6 or salon, etc.
This will help more local people have
a better Christmas.
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Allberts, 7Tresa Sapp, Luc / Worthmiann, Jean Troke, Cindy Slaughter, Chris Schreiber, Mei Barselou.
Gilchrist County Woman's Club
It has been a busy time for the
Gilchrist County Woman's Club.
The BBQ Pork Lunch was a great
success; proceeds will go towards our
annual scholarship fund. We want to
thank the community for supporting
the club and hope you enjoyed the
food. Thanks also to the Veterans
who came for our 'Salute to Veterans'
breakfast on November 12th. We
had a full house and enjoyed seeing
everyone there. We appreciate your
The November meeting on the 8th
had a fall theme and a dinner fit for
Thanksgiving. Talking about fit, our
guest speaker was Debbie Destin of
\Woman's Club members Diana
Harrison and A lilli Blalock stayed
busy/ preparing pork lunches.
Destin's Dance and Fitness Academy
in Bell, who got the entire meeting
moving in Zumba steps and dances.
That was fun.
The December meeting on Thurs-
day, Dec. 13, will be our annual
Christmas Social and Dinner. The din-
ner will be catered and costs $15.00
per person. Members are encouraged
to invite a guest/spouse/friend and
bring one White Elephant gift per
couple ($20 limit). Please R.S.V.P.
by December 3rd. The Social starts at
6:30 p.m., and dinner starts at 7 p.m.
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Dear Gilchrist County Voters,
Thank you for believing in and voting for me during this election. I am
very humbled by your support. I met a lot of
wonderful people and enjoyed visiting homes
throughout our beautiful county. I will continue to
work hard, in and for my community, and I hope to
see you all again soon. Thank you agairi for your
Susan P. Owens
Grace Ministry 2012
October 25, 2012
PO Box 164
Bell, FL 32619
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Our Freedom Celebration was a huge success, thanks to the
generosity of many volunteers, sponsors, and participants.
Freedom Level $300
Mark J. Feather. PA Trenton. FL
Bobby Schultz Gilchrist County Sheritf Elect
Showcase Restoration & Company. Inc. Gainesville. FL
Drummond Community Bank
Liberty Level $200
Gilchrist Building Supply Do It Best Bell. FL
Justice Level $100
Sharon lIanel'ord Giilchrist Countn Commissioner l)istrict I
Bob and Wanda Clemons
Robert Rankin Superintendent ol'Schools Eleet
Republican executive Committee
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(2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell)
Sunday School........................... 10:00 AM
Morning Worship....................... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM
Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black
LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE
Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
Dr. Creg Douglas, Senior Pastor
Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth
Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor iared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions
Pastor Josh Ryals, Music
Blended W orship .................................. .................. 8:00 a.m .
Sunday School ....................... .... ..... ......... 9: 15 a.m.
Contemporary Worship ................. ............... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .................................. ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
AW ANA ............................................. ................ 6:30 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
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Trenton 5th grade visits
Museum of Science and Industry
Ms. DeWein, Ar. Bay/er, Ms. Carhart, Mr. Allen, and Ms. Lander's fifth-grade classes combined to take
one big field trip on Friday, Nov. 16. The T.E.S. students, teachers, and chaperones visited the Museum of
Science and industry (AOSI) in TIampa.
Florida Gateway College to host
A holiday fal\orite, I7he .nu rrtckcr
returns to Florida Gateway College
as part of this season of FGC Enter-
The show, sponsored by G.W.
Hunter, will take place December 1,
just in time for the Christmas season.
Because of the popularity of the
traditional holiday show, two perfor-
mances will take place at the Levy
Performing Arts Center. The matinee
will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed
by the evening show at 7:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets remain
for the evening show. Tickets are $10
for FGC students, staff, and faculty,
and $15 for general admission. Tick-
ets can be purchased by calling (386)
754-4340 or by visiting www.fgcen-
The show is performed by the
Dance Alive National Ballet of
Gainesville with Kim Tuttle serving
The ballet is based on the book
called "The Nutcracker and the
Mouse King," written by E.T.A.
Hoffman. Pyotr Tchaikovsky was
commission in 1891 by legendary
choreographer Marius Petipa to write
music for a ballet.
The first showing took place a little
more than a year later at the Mariin-
sky Theatre of Russia, home of the
The Nutcracker made its way to
Western Europe in the 1930s and
was performed outside of Russia for
the first time in 1934. in London.
The first full-length performance in
America, performed by the San Fran-
cisco Ballet, took place in 1944. By
the 1960s, the tradition of perform-
ing the complete ballet at Christmas
had spread throughout the rest of the
United States and remains a favorite
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River Cross Cowboy Church in-
vites all teens ages 13 to 18 to join us
for a Teen Ranch Sorting on Sunday.
Dec. 2nd, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. This
ranch sorting will be held at River
Cross Arena located at 3560 SW CR
334, Trenton, FL 32693.
All Ranch Sorting events will be
just $1.00 and all concessions (hot
dogs, etc.) are also just $1.00.
This ranch sorting is for experi-
enced and non-experienced ranch
sorters. This relaxed setting will be
an excellent opportunity to try ranch
sorting if you have .never done it be-
fore or work on your sorting skills.
Bring your horse and all your
friends and come out for a fun filled
afternoon at River Cross Arena!!
Trenton Senior Center
Calendar of Events
Monday, Nov. 26
9:15 a.m. -10:15 a.m. -
Exercise with Felice
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Zumba
1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting
Tuesday, Nov. 27
10 a.m. 3 p.m. Card game
Wednesday, Nov. 28
9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. -
Exercise with Felice
10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Zumba
Thursday, Nov. 29
10 a.m. Cards and Games
Friday, Nov. 30 (Birthday Party)
9:30 a.m. Bingo with Barbara
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 5:45 p.m.
Pastor: Stephen Ahrens
Music Minister: Rick Reed 352-463-2028
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 7070 S.W. CR-334A
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203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
SA Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
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UNDAY CHOOL ...................... 945 AM
MORNING WOR$HIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP .................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: CHARLES BROCK
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G1ILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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2013 Relay For Life will be
May 4 in Gilchrist County
The Relay this year will be held on
Saturday. May, 4, 2013, 12:010 p.m.,
at Trenton High School, 1013 North
Main Street, Trenton, FL 32003. The
theme for this year is "all aboard lfor
The American Cancer Society Re-
lay For Life of Gilchrist County is
an overnight community celebration
where individuals and teams camp
out, picnic, dance, play games and
take turns circling around a track
"relay" style to raise funds and fight
cancer. The event opens as cancer
survivors lead the way around the
track and are honored with the Sur-
vivor Lap. As the sun begins to set,
the warm glow of hundreds of lumi-
naria light the field in an emotional
ceremony. Each bag lit is in honor of
a loved one who won the fight against
cancer, those who are still fighting,
and those who have courageously
fought but have'lost their battle to
The American Cancer Society's
Relay For Life reminds us that those
lost to cancer will never be forgot-
ten and that those who face cancer
will a;l\vavs he supported. More than
an ythinr it makes us hopeful that one
day., cancer will be eliminated for
good 'lhis event is therapy lor the
mind, spirit and the hear.
Started in 1985, Relay For Lite has
spread to more than 5,2100 comm1u-
nities in the U.S. and more than 25
countries worldwide. The national
movement has raised over $4 bil-
lion since its inception for the fight
For more information on our Relay
event or how to become involved,
1-800-227-2345. Like us on Face-
book at Relay For Life of Gilchrist
Lower Suwannee Wildlife
There will be a cleanup at the
Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge on
December 1. They could use more
volunteers. If you are.interested in
participating, please contact Peg Hall
(email@example.com). Jay Bushnell
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or Rich-
ard Herman (raherman@a bellsouth.
R. A. Colson
General Contractor, Inc.
New Construction Remodel Additions
SRandy Colson Swimming Pools
3 Randy Colson
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Dr. Richard W. Wagner
BOARD CERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST
218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626
Dr. Wagner \Accepting MedicaidJ Katie Hodge
OPTOMETRIST OFFICE MANAGER
Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
Blue Cross & BluhShield/PPC and Medicare Provider
NEW & PREVIOUS PATIENTS WELCOME
Allen Winston, DO
Debra Hanley, DPM
*Well Child Visits
Acute and Chronic Care
*Vaccinations School Physicals
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EertieL Woodall, 8, took down tlis fine doe on November 17, while
hunting with her daddy and little brother, Rylan.
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Al. G. Rid'gCewa shot trhis -point buck while hunting in Crane Bay
Hunting Club in Dixie Countyi on Thursday morning. MI. G. said he
borrowed one of his dad's dogs to throw in on the race and it zvas that
dog that came out first.
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Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Dr. Bill Martin
"Braces For Smiling Faces"
*Friendly, Comfortable Atmosphere
*Fun Place for Kids
*Flexible Payment Schedule
*29 Years Experience
Visit our website at www.martinorthodontics.com
410 N. Main Street, Suite 8 Chiefland, FL 352-490-0900
World War II
meet Dec. 13
World War II Veterans will meet
December 13, at Melanie's Diner in
Williston, at 11:30 a.m.
Any questions please call Virginia
Lewis at 352-528-2310.
Feel free to bring a spouse or friend
with you. Hope to see you there.
Elizabeth Burkett, DO
For appointment please call:
Martha Harmon ARNP
Susan Rowe ARNP
We Gladly Accept Medicare,
Medicaid, BCBS, Avmed,
and Most Insurance Plans
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
BY THE CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes,
as amended, that the ordinance, the title of which hereinafter appears, will be
considered for enactment on December 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the City
Council Meeting Room, City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court
(Suwannee River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida. Ordinance No. 2012-006
provides for the voluntary annexation of a parcel of land contiguous to the
boundaries of the City of Fanning Springs, Florida, as shown on the location
map below. The area to be annexed is located in Section 21, Township 10
South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida. The area to be annexed
consists of 5.00 acres, more or less. The complete legal description of the area
to be annexed, as. well as a copy of the ordinance, can be obtained from the
Office of the City Clerk. City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court
(Suwannee River Drive). Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular business
The title of said ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-006
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS.
FLORIDA, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION: MAKING
FINDINGS: ANNEXING TO AND INCLUDING WITHIN THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS. FLORIDA.
CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN GILCHRIST COUNTY.
FLORIDA. WHICH IS REASONABLY COMPACT. AND CONTIGU-
OUS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS. FLORIDA: REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS. FLORIDA: PROVIDING FOR LAND
USE CLASSIFICATION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED: PROVIDING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013.
THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED
FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES AND BE
SUBJECT TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS:
PROVIDING THAT EXISTING LICENSED BUSINESSES. TRADES.
OR PROFESSIONS OPERATING WITHIN THE REAL PROPERTY
TO BE ANNEXED MAY CONTINUE SUCI BUSINESSES,
TRADES. OR PROFESSIONS THROtUGH-OUT THE ENTIRE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS. FLORIDA:
I)IRE'CTING TiE CITY CLERK WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, TO FILE CERTIFIED
COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF STATE, FLORIDA OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND
DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH, THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GILCHRIST COUNTY. FLORIDA. THE CHIEF ADMIN-
ISTRATIVE OFFICER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY. FLORIDA, THE
PROPERTY APPRAISER OF GILCHRIST COUNTY. FLORIDA. THE
TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND ALL
PUBLIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS
WITHIN THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA: PROVID-
ING SEVERABILITY: REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT: AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
At the aforementioned meeting all interested parties rmay appear and be heard
with respect to the ordinance.
All person' are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and. for such
puposeI they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact 352.403.3160 (Voice & T'1D) or via Florida
Relay Service 800.955.8771.
Pub.: November 22, 2012b1
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Same Location for 16 Years at the intersection of Hwy-1 9 and NW 23rd Avenue in front of Walmart
North Gilchrist Fire Dept.
to hold community dinner
The annual North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department will hold their an-
nual community dinner on December 15, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Bring a covered
dish to share, the Fire Department will provide ham and turkey. Mark the
calendar and remind your family and friends.
The North Gilchrist Fire Department is located at CR 138, 2.5 miles east
of SR 129.
PinterestTM party at Trenton's library
Show and tell your favorite PinterestTM pins at the Gilchrist County Library
on December llth, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Table will be provided to
display your pins.
For more information please contact Wayne at 386-294-3858.
www. gilchristschools. schoolfiusion. us
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
11/22-11/23 Thanksgiving Holidays/No School
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THURSDAYNOVEMBER 2 2
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
An Old Town Christmas is Dec. 2
Dixie Music Center is once again
presenting "An Old Town Christ-
mas" Sunday, Dec. 2nd, beginning at
2 p.m. This will be an afternoon of
free Christmas music and is a won-
derful way for the entire family to
kick off the holiday season.
The Dixie County Historical Soci-
ety will be on hand selling hot choco-
late and coffee and there will be free
candy canes for all children. The
concert will be held on the grounds
of Dixie Music Center, 26626 SE 19
Highway in Old Town.
I would like to thank everyone for
coming out and voting on November 6.
I appreciate your support!
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7am-5:30pm M-F 8am-lpm Sat Hwy. 129, North BELL
Dear Gilchrist Citizens,
I am humbled and honored for the opportunity I
have been given to serve as your next sheriff. I
appreciate the kindness extended to me and my
family during the campaign. I look forward to
working with you in the coming years in making
our county as safe a place as possible.
Thank you and God Bless,
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, Nov. 15th, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. We have almost com-
pleted hand quilting the black and
white quilt, so we'll need to decide
which top to do next.
Those that weren't quilting were
busy getting the Museum ready for
the annual Quilt Show starting the
day after Thanksgiving. We have a
couple of Christmas trees decorated
with handmade ornaments. The front
porch was also decorated. We're
ready for the holidays!
The boys should be out before
things. They are the gracious gifts of
the Most High God, who, while deal-
ing with us in anger for our sins, hath
nevertheless remembered mercy. It
has seemed to me fit and proper that
they should be solemnly, reverently
and gratefully acknowledged as with
one heart and one voice by the whole
American People. 1 do therefore in-
vite my fellow citizens in every part
of the United States, and also those
who are at sea and those who are so-
journing in foreign lands, to set apart
and observe the last Thursday of No-
vember next, as a day of Thanksgiv-
ing and Praise to our beneficent Fa-
ther who dwelleth in the Heavens."
What a powerful message and sol-
emn reminder! Our country, as well
as our personal lives, continue to
suffer its share of struggles, but we
have also been greatly blessed. How
should we express our gratitude? As
you sit around the table on Thanks-
giving Day, why not share what God
has done for you this year and His
blessings for which you are thankful.
In the process, be sure to share with
those present why you are thankful
for them. In Psalm 96, the psalmist
sings out his praises to God, over-
whelmed by all that God has done.
Verse 7 says to "Ascribe (meaning to
give credit) to the Lord O families of
nations" The best testimonies come
out of hearts full of appreciation for
what God has done, and we all could
use a healthy dose, because our hearts
4 Pets Sake News
Where will you be Saturday, Dec..
Bell is having their Christmas pa-
rade and if you are going to be there,
stop and visit with us. We will be set
up on Railroad Ave., across from Bell
Butternut squash soup will be on
the menu along with smoked flavored
Thanksgiving and get the floors
cleaned and a few more items on
the never-ending list. We actually
do some of the items on the list our-
selves. We're list makers, what can
Hope everyone has a happy and
safe Thanksgiving. If you get a
chance, drop by for a visit. The rock-
ing chairs are waiting for you and we
will be open the Sunday and Monday
after Thanksgiving along with the
usual Tuesday thru Saturday times.
The rocking chairs are waiting even
if the front porch may be too cool to
enjoy being outside.
By Angie Land
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this
Thursday finds your table surrounded
by people you love and piled high
with wonderful dishes that you enjoy.
but most of all, 1 hope that you take
the time to be thankful. In Webster's
dictionary, the word "thankful" is
defined as "conscious of benefit re-
ceived" and "expressive of thanks."
Those two definitions taken literally
could be the ingredients for our most
blessed Thanksgiving Day ever.
"Being conscious of benefits re-
ceived" too often gets left out of our
busy lives. Daily we rush here and
there, doing this and that, and while
we are quick to complain when things
don't go our way, rarely do we stop
and realize the benefit of so much that
is going right! This even penetrates
our closest relationships, how often
we take the love and concern of oth-
ers for granted, but how quick we are
to point out their faults! As I think
about this phenomenon, it occurs to
me that our busy lifestyles might just
be the catalyst for so much of our un-
gratefulness. In Psalm 46:10. the Bi-
ble instructs us to "Be still and know
that I am God." Too often watching
television seems to be the only activ-
ity we can get still for, instead of in-
tentionally stopping to recognize the
benefits we have received.
The second part of the definition
is to be "expressive of thanks," that
means when you are thankful, don't
keep it to yourself!! In 1863, in spite
of the Civil War raging in America,
President Abraham Lincoln became
conscious of the benefits afforded our
country even during this dark time
and invited the American people to
join him in an expression of thanks.
The following is an excerpt of his
"The year that is drawing towards
its close has been filled with the
blessings of fruitful fields and health-
ful skies. To these bounties, which
are so constantly enjoyed that we are
prone to forget the source from which
they come, others have been added,
which are of so extraordinary a na-
ture, that they cannot fail to penetrate
and soften even the heart which is ha-
bitually insensible to the ever watch-
ful providence of Almighty God. In
the midst of a civil war of unequaled
magnitude and severity, which has
sometimes seemed to foreign States
to invite and to provoke their aggres-
sion, peace has been preserved with
all nations, order has been main-
tained, the laws have been respected
and obeyed, and harmony has pre-
vailed everywhere except in the the-
atre of military conflict... No hunran
counsel hath devised nor hath any
mortal hand worked out these great
Nov. 24 & Dec 1
(Field of Dreams)
Boys and Girls
ages 5-12 by Sept 1
Boys contact John Miller 352-507-1237
Girls contact Becky Pollock 352-538-1409
It was only a few week ago, we helped Linda sandwich her watermelon
quilt. The Museum is lucky enough to have it on display thru the
Holidays. If you were waiting for an excuse to visit us, this quilt is
worth the trip. Linda's fingers are healing from all the hand quilting
that she did.
Lof e~in Geuiiftee
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
GILCHRIST COUNTY .JOURNAL
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE CITY
COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the ordinance, w\\hich title hcreinatle'r aIp-
pears. will be considered for enactmcnt
by the City Counciil of the 'ity of I;aIn-
ning Springs. FIlorida, ;at a public hear-
ing on I)ecember 4. 2012 at 5:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereatler as the matter can
be heard, in llhe Cit\ Council MNeeting
Room. City Itall located at 17651 North-
wSest 90th Court (Suw annce Riv\er Drive),
Fanning Springs. Florida. Copies of said
ordinance may be inspected by anyi memn-
ber of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk, City IHall located at 17651 North-
west 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive),
Fanning Springs. Florida. during regular
business hours. On the date, time and
place first above mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be heard with re-
spect to the ordinance. The title of said
ordinance reads, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-006
AN ORDINANCE OF1 THE CITY 01:'
FANNING SPRINGS. FLORIDA, RI-
LAIING TO VOLUNTARY ANNEXA-
IION: MAKING FIINDINGS: ANNI'X-
ING TO AND INICLUDING WIITIIIN
I'-1l BltUNI)ARIES O T11,'E CITY 1 OF
FANNING SPRINGS, FORIDIA, C('R-
TAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED
IN GILCHIRIST COUNTY, F,'ORID)A,
WI IIClI IS REASONABLY COMPACT.
AND CONTIGUOUS 'TO ''lTE BOUND-
ARIES OF THE CITY OF FANNING
SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REDEFINING
THE BOUNDARIES OF TIllE CITY
OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA:
PROVIDING FOR LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATION OF THE REAL PROP-
ERFY TO BE ANNEXED; PROVID-
ING THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1,
2013, THE REAL PROPERTY TO BE
ANNEXED SHALL BE ASSESSED
FOR PAYMENT OF MUNICIPAL AD
VALOREM TAXES AND BE SUBJECT
TO ALL GENERAL AND SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT
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TRADES, OR PROFESSIONS 0(I'R--
ATING WITIHIIN TIl RfAl PROIp -
ERT'Y TO I'BE ANNEXED) M/\Y C('ON-
'I'INUEI StCHI I It, SINISSES 'I' IRA D):S,
OR PROFESSIONS TI'lROI( IUGHOUT
TllF ENTIRE I; IONI)ARIES (OF
Till (CITY 01 FANNIN( SPRINGS,
FLORIDA: DIRECTING THE CITY
('CLRK1 WITHIN SIIVEN I)AYS 01'
Till IE'FECTIV 1 DATE 1OF TIIS OR-
DINANC, TO FILE CERTIFIED ) COP-
IIS OF TillS ORDINANCES WI'THITIIHE
FI ORIIDA)\ I)ARTMENT 1OF' STATE
FLORIDA OFFICE OF 01ICONOMIC
ANDI) DEMOGRAPHIC RIESARCII,
T111E CLERK O1FT I CIRCUITCOUR IT
O1(ll GI(LC IRIST COUNTY, FLIORIDIA,
TIIE CHIEF ADMINISTRAl IVE OFFI-
CER OF GILCHI RIST COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, THE PROPERTY APPRAISER OF
GILCHRISTCOUNTY, FLORIDA, THE
TAX COLLECTOR OF GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL PUB-
LIC UTILITIES AUTHORIZED TO
CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHIN THE
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLOR-
IDA: PROVIDING SEVERABILITY:
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
The public hearing nlay be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation ol' the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no fl'rther notice
concerning tile atter x ill be published.
All persons are adv ised that. if'they decide
to appeal any decisions made at tlie pub-
li hearing, this poill need a record of ntce
proceedings and., 1r' such purpose, the)
mnlay need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
352.463.3169 (Voice & kTDD) or via
Florida Relay Sert'v'ice 800.955.877 I.
Published November 22, 2012b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Case No: 11000082CA
Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
ANGELA M HARDY; et al
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
The Gilchrist County Journal
NOTICE IS GIVEN that in accor-
dance with the Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2012,
in the above-styled cause. the Gilcerist
County Clerk will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash. In front of the
south doors of the courthouse, 112 S.
Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. on February 11, 2013,
the following described property:
THE EAST 238.50 FEET OF LOT
15, WILMOR, AN UNRECORD-
ED SUBDIVISION, LYING AND
BEING IN SECTION 28, TIOWN-
SHIP 10 SOUTH. RANGE 15 EAST,
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF NW
1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 10
SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, AND RUN
TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4, NORTH 89"29'11"
EAST, 555.88 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE NORTH 89"29'11" EAST
238.50 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH
0016'31" EAST 291.22 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVE; THENCE
RUN ON CURVE (HAVING A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 90014'37", A RA-
DIUS OF 25.00 FEET, A CHORD OF
35.43 FEET), BEING CONCAVE
TO THE NORTHWEST, AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 39.38 FEET TO A
POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 8958'06" WEST,
213.39 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH
0016'31" WEST 314.35 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING
AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUN-
TY, FLORIDA. AS DESCRIBED IN
MORTGAGE INSTRUMENT NUM-
Property Address: 860 SW 103rd Street,
Trenton, FL 32693
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AND IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator at crtin-
email@example.com or (904)630-2564 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
court on November 16. 2012.
BY: L. Ayers
Deputy Clerk of Court
T() WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Please take notice that the Three Riv-
ers Rcgionial library will hold a loard
Mecling on I I..... I., Dec. 13, at 7:00
p.m., ;it tlhe I)ixic county y P'uhlic library,
in Cross City, Florida.
All iiicresltd person are invited to at-
tend :nld ch heard. Please be advised, that
is a1 person decides tn appeal ainy decision
Illade; by theI I Boarl with respect to alny
anuitter considered at such hIearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, lor such purpose, hie/she
inay need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. "Person
with disabilities requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate in this
proceeding should contact (352) 498-
1200 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service at (800) 955-8771."
Published November 22, 2012b.
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY
OF TRENTON, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
an ordinance, which title hereinafter ap-
pears, will be considered for enactment
by thie Ioard of Commissioners of the
City of ITrenton, IFlorida, at tlie regular
mnecting December II, 2012, scheduled
lor 5:30 p.m., or as soonn thereafter as the
matter can be heard, in the City oflTren-
toln ('oIninuinity Center, located at 214 SE
3rd Avenue, ITrenton. Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Office of the
Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City H all,
located at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton,
Florida, during regular business hours.
On the date. time and place first above
mentioned, all interested persons may
appear and be heard with respect to the
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEC-
TIONS 4, 5, AND 6 OF ORDINANCE
NUMBER 2012-05; BY AMENDING
REQUIRED DEPOSITS, CONNEC-
TION CHARGES, PAYMENTS OF
FEES AND DISCONTINUANCE
OF SERVICE; AMENDING ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF OR-
DINANCES IN CONFLICT HERE-
WITH; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
The public hearing mnay be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date. time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and tliat no further notice
concerning the matter will be published,
"Persons with disabilities requesting rea-
sonable accommodations to participate
in the proceeding should provide written
notice to ITalor Brown, City of Trenton
City Manatger. 114 Northl Main Street.
Irenton,. Florida 32693. Telephone No.
(352) 463-4000. at least 48 hours prior to
All persons are advised that, if they decide
to appeal any decisions made at the pub-
lic hearing. they w rill need a record of the
proceedings and. for such purpose, that
ina\ niieeCl toc ensuorte thlt n v\erbatim record
of the proceedings is made. \which record
includes the testimony\ and evidence upon
\\ which the appeal is to be based.
Published November 22, 2012b.
Cane Boil, FiddleFest
The City of Gainesville Depart-
ment of Parks, Recreation and Cul-
tural Affairs and the Friends of Na-
ture Parks are pleased to present the
Annual Cane Boil and FiddleFest at
Morningside Nature Center on Satur-
day, Nov. 24th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Longleaf Pine Youth Fiddle
Contest will be held at the Cane Boil
from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by
traditional music from talented local
musicians. Make this event part of
your Thanksgiving weekend tradi-
tion! Event admission is $3 for adults,
$1 for children ages 3-12 and free for
children under three.
Published November 22, 2012b.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF TRENTON. FLORIDA
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RESOLUTION NO. 2012-05
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA AMENDING
RESOLUTION NO. 2007-04 ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FEES
AND CHARGES FOR MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE CITY'S
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS;
REPEALING ALL OTHER RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; AND
ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton, Florida did,
pursuant to a public meeting duly advertised and held, enact Resolution Number
2007-04 which established a schedule of fees and charges for matters pertaining to
the City's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations; and
WIEREAS, it is the intent of the City that the City shall not be required to bear
the cost of petitions, appeals, or applications under the Comprehensive Plan or Land
Development Regulations; and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to review and establish new appropriate
fees and charges for matters pertaining to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Land
Development Regulations; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners finds that the fees and charges herein set
out represent reasonable fees and charges for legal advertising, postage, clerical, filing
and other costs involved in the processing of petitions, appeals, or applications;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA, AS
Section 1. Until the following applicable fees or charges have been paid in full, no
action of any kind shall be taken on a petition, appeal or application:
A petition to:
Amend the Comprehensive Plan $3,000.00
Amend the text of the Land Development Regulations $800.00
Future Land Use Map (Zoning)
Small Scale Amendment $1,000.00
Large Scale Amendment $2,000.00
An appeal to the Board of Adjustment for:
Special Exception: (Final Site Plan Included) $600.00
Special Exception: (Final Site Plan not Included $300.00
Change in Non-conforming Use $250.00
An appeal to the Board of Commissioners from a
decision of the Planning and Zoning Board $100.00
An application for subdivision plat approval as defined ki
Section 2.1 of the City's Land Development Regulations for a :
Major Subdivision $2,400.00 with
$50.00 per lot
Minor Subdivision $1,200.00
An application for:
A special permit for land and water fills, dredging,
excavation and mining $200.00
A special use permit to construct a bulkhead dock,
pier, wharf or similar structure $200.00
Site and development plan approval $400.00
A special temporary Use Permit issued by the
Board of Commissioners $75.00
A special Temporary Use Permit issued by the Land
Development Regulation Administrator $50.00
A Sign Permit $50.00
A Certificate of Zoning Compliance for new
Construction (Non-Flood Zone) $50.00
A Certificate of Zoning Compliance for new
Construction (Flood Zone) $75.00
A Certificate of Concurrency Compliance $100.00
Section 2. In addition to the base fees listed above, the following rates shall also
be the direct responsibility of the applicant and shall be paid on a monthly basis
subsequent to application submission for charges incurred by the City during
application processing until conclusion:
Gilchrist County Journal newspaper- legal Invoiced at cost from newspaper
notices related directly and solely to a particular
application; but not for Regular Meeting Notices
Fees associated with City consultants such as Invoice from consultant
engineers, attorneys, environmental specialists,
Administrative Assistant $20.00 / billable hour
City Clerk/Manager $40.00 / billable hour
Shipping to and from Planning Council, Invoiced at cost per package/
Engineering Consultant. Water Management shipment
Section 3. This is a schedule of fees and charges shall be posted in the office of the
Land Development Regulation Administrator.
Section 4. Fees paid are non-refundable.
Section 5. All existing fees or charges related to petitions, appeals or applications
under the Comprehensive Plan or Land Development Regulations in conflict with this
resolution are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Section 6. This resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption.
ADOPTED by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton, Florida, this 13th
day of November, 2012
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Ercllo Noley Boyette
Mrs. Ercho Noley
Mrs. Ercho Noley Boyette, 88, a
lifelong resident of Old Town, went
to heaven on November 17, 2012,
to join her parents, Robert Franklin
and Belle Pridgeon; husband, A.J.
Boyette; siblings, Annie, Odie, Dave,
Clidy, Ruth, Louise and Benny. She
is also rejoicing in heaven with her
daughter, Wanda Faye; son, Jack;
grandson, Wyndall; and great-grand-
daughters, Halie and Hannah Over-
Ercho retired from the US Postal
Service in Old Town after 30 years of
service. In addition to working at the
post officer. She also worked as Fi-
nancial Secretary at Green's Texaco
and Grocery in Old Town for many
Ercho is survived by her siblings,
Mae Robbie Sims, Brandyon Prid-
geon, and Sally Corbin; her son, Roy
Boyette, Sr., of Old 'lown; grandchil-
dren. 'Tammy, Greg, Lisa, Donna,
Doug, Roy Jr, lrankie and Jeff; 14
great-grandchildren; and seven great-
Funeral Services were held
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 11:00
a.m., at First Baptist Church of Old
li\wn, with Pastor Royce Hanshew
and Brother Bobby Lindsey officiat-
ing. Burial followed at the Old Town
Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday,
Nov. 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, of
Chiefland, is honored to serve the
Boyette family. Condolences may
be offered by visiting our website at
Mrs. Dawn Renee Cates
Mrs. Dawn Renee Cates, 49, of
Horseshoe Beach, passed away Fri-
day, Nov. 16, 2012, as a result of a
Renee was happiest when on the
beach, fishing, or shopping. Renee
had the gift of hospitality and care-
giving and she never met a stranger!
Her dogs, Louie, Naina and Tia
November 23, 1939
October 31, 2005
Someday we will see you again, till then
you're alive in our hearts and there you
will forever stay. Just because you can't be seen
doesn't mean you're not here.
We Miss & Love You ~ Your loving daughters,
Diana Gorton,Terrie Deen & Cheryl Young
joined her in heaven during the ac-
She is survived by her mother,
Elsie (Danny) HIicks of Horseshoe
Beach; father, Bill (Wanda) Cates
of Carrolton, Georgia; husband, .lac
Gardner; sister, Marina Miller of St.
Augustine; brother, Russell I lellon of
Buford, Georgia; nieces,. T'sia Acres
and Amanda I-lelton; nephews, Shane
Doolcy and Brian I-lelton; anld many
other loving family members.
In lieu of flowers the family has
requested donations be made to the
Horseshoe Beach Library or First
Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach.
A memorial service was held Tues-
day, Nov. 20, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at
the First Baptist Church of Horse-
shoe Beach with Lamar Gentry of-
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home of Cross City.
James Melvin Eiland
Mr. James Melvin Eiland
Mr. James Melvin Eiland, 74, of
Chiefland, passed away on Novenm-
ber 15, at North Florida Regional
Hospital in Gainesville.
He was born on May 2, 1938, in
Mississippi to B.B. and America
Eiland. He married Betty Meeks
in 1983. He lived in Chiefland. He
worked in sales and later retired from
the Levy County School Board. He
was a dedicated husband, father.
grandfather, brother and uncle. He
loved the outdoors, working in his
yard, and watching the Gators play.
He was preceded in death by one
brother. Murray Eiland, and his par-
ents, B.B. and America Eiland.
He is survived by his wife of
29 years. Betty Meeks Eiland, of
Chiefland; his three children. Mark
(Donna) Eiland. Ricky (Elisha) Ei-
land, and Debbie (Danny) Watson;
two stepchildren. Chuck (Rhonda)
Cook and Kalyn Gay; six grand-
children, Kimber (Jarred) Snyder.
James Eiland. Erin Eiland, Clayton
Eiland, Clinton Bullard, and Tymber-
lynn Watson; six step-grandchildren,
Kyle (Jamie) Cook, Kasidy Cook.
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Keri Gay, Kendalyn Gay, lustin Lee,
and Trent Lee; three brothers, Jesse
(Emma) Liland, Carl (Susie) iiland,
and Mike Eiland; two sisters, Odell
Richardson and Marilyn (Gene) Co-
Visitation was Monday, Nov. 19,
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hleirs Baxley
Funeral Home. Funeral services were
Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 11:00 a.m.,
with Pastor Bill Keith and Pastor
Chuck ('ook officiating. Interment
followed at Long Pond Cemetery in
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Chiefland. Online condolences can
be made at our website www.hiers-
Mr. Billy Joe "Cadillac
Mr. Billy Joe "Cadillac Bill"
Moiser, 81, of Steinhatchee, passed
away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at his
Mr. Mosier moved to Steinhatchee,
from Melbourne, eight years ago. He
was a Veteran having served in the
United States Navy and was a member
of the American Legion. Mr. Mosier
enjoyed collecting ball cards and rid-
ing his power chair, better known as
his Lincoln. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his wife
of 56 years, Mary Mosier, and by his
son, Rick Mosier.
He is survived by his daughters,
Karen (Larry) Tidwell of Stein-
hatchee, Debbie (Bret) Baker of
Palm Bay, and Teresa (Don) Hyatt
of Apollo Beach; granddaughter, Tif-
fany; and grandsons, Joseph, Jacob
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel.
A visitation was held one hour prior
to the service.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home of Cross City.
Albert Dean Rosenberger
Mr. Albert Dean
Mr. Albert Dean Rosenberger. 83.
of Trenton, passed away on Novem-
ber, 15, 2012. at the Malcom Randall
VA Medical Center in Gainesville.
Mr. Rosenberger was a retired
farmer. He served his country in the
U.S. ARMY. He enjoyed country
music, fishing and hunting. His most
enjoyment in life was when his fam-
ily was gathered around him.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, a first wife, Vera Lee "DeDe"
Morgan Rosenberger, three brothers.
and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce
Rosenberger, of Trenton; sons, Wil-
liam Albert Rosenberger and Frank
Edward Rosenberger, both of Or-
ange Park and Troy Lee Rosenberger
of Green Cove Springs; a daughter,
Carol Ann (Keith) Geiman of Savan-
nah; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-
A visitation was held, Sunday Nov.
18, 2012, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Services in Chiefland, from 2:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Rosenberber will be
transferred for burial and services at
Vevay Cemetery in Vevay, Indiana.
Arrangements under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Chiefland. Online condolences can
be made at our website www.hiers-
Haven Hospice will
host holiday grief
Haven Hospice is hosting two
Holiday Grief Workshops at the Tri-
Counties Care Center, located on 311
NE 9th St., in Chiefland, for those
who have lost a loved one and are
looking for support to cope during
Both workshops will be from 10:00
a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The first workshop will be on De-
cember 4th, and the second one on
December 1 lth.
From The Desk Of Gilchrist County
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending
November 19, 2012
On November 13, 2012, James E. Pope, 9/12/1965, was arrested for Co-
lumbia County Warrant Driving while under the Influence of Alcohol or
On November 13, 2012, Todd David Payne, 11/7/1969, was arrested for
Writ of Bodily Attachment.
On November 14, 2012, Caleb Dewayne Wells, 9/29/1992, was arrested
for Violation of Probation Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.
On November 14, 2012, Jessie Ray Teague, Jr., 5/9/1981, was arrested for
Failure to Appear Driving while License Suspended or Revoked.
On November 14, 2012, Martrice Terrell Parham, 12/23/1986, was ar-
rested for Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute, Tampering with
On November 16, 2012, Tyler Austin Gray, 3/31/1993, was arrested for
Dealing in Stolen Property, Pawn Broker Fraud.
On November 18, 2012, Randy Douglas McManus, 9/17/1971, was ar-
rested for Baker County Warrant Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia for
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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llwv 129N Bell, FI: Farmall tractor,
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Ind table. $35. (;lider rocker, $35. Slant-
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REGISTERED BRANGUS BULLS:
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Horse For Sale
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also with oer 800' of frontage along the Santa Fe (pictured on the lefl).
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demolition, limerock, land clearing.
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da. Blades for most mowers.
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church) 1/2 mile on right. Man) colors.
size & styles of marble & granite to
choose from in our inventory. Computer
specialist to assist you in creating a last-
ing tribute to the life of your loved one.
Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open: Tues-
day Friday. 8 am 4 pm & Saturday 8
am 12 noon or call for free after hours
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Begin
November 29. Call for more information.
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an opening for a part time office
Job duties include answering
scheduling appointments, fillir
perwork and computer skills a
Must be able to pass a backgrou
To apply, contact Stacie Smitl
463-2550 or send resume to 12
Avenue. Trenton. FL 32693.
GILCHRIST COUNTY SCI
Pre-K Paraprofessional / Aid
ton Elementary. Qualificatic
School Diploma or equivale
valid FCCPC or CDA.
Reading Remediation Teach
porary) Bell & Trenton Higl
cations: Bachelor's degree or hi
an accredited institution and ho
Florida teaching certificate, or e
a Florida teaching certificate.
tion with Reading endorsement
ing subject area is preferred.
Applications can be submitted
www.gilchristschools.org or r
plications may be picked up
school board office. All applica
be screened. Not all applicants
terviewed. Applications will be
until positions are filled unless
ers a pro-
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LPN Needed IFull time LPN positions
available for Palms Medical Group.
Adult, pediatric and 12-8 shift positions
available. Competitive pay and benefits.
Applicants must have a current license in
the State of Florida. Apply to Nursing Po-
sition, 911 South Main Street Trenton, FL
32693. No phone calls please. EOE.
o work in POSITION VACANCY-ACCOUNTS
ADMINISTRATOR / BOOKKEEPER
1-8-11-29 The City of Trenton, Florida is seek-
ing a full time Accounts Administrator/
Bookkeeper. This is a highly responsible
multi-faceted position and requires a high
level of organization, at least five years
of bookkeeping experience, and first-rate
INC. has customer service skills. You must be
c assistant. bondable and able to pass a criminal his-
g phones, tory/background check, pre-employment
ig out pa- physical and drug screening.
re a must. This employee will be responsible for
ind check, maintaining account books and ledgers,
h at (352) performing calculations, examining fi-
18 NE 2nd nancial documents, reconciling accounts,
processing accounts receivable and ac-
ltp, -22 counts payable, and payroll. Microsoft
Office experience is required. Experi-
ence with QuickBooks and/or Peachtree
HOOLS is a plus.
e Tren- Position hours are M-F, 8-5 with occa-
ons: High sional overtime required. Salary com-
nt. IPrelfer mensurate with experience, plus benefits.
A City of Trenton employment applica-
ler (lTem- tion* must be completed and mailed,
h. Qualif- hand delivered, or faxed to the attention
.gher from of:
old a valid Vickie Griffis, City of Trenton. RE: Ac-
eligible for counts Administrator/Bookkeeper Posi-
Certifica- tion, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, FL
tor Read- 32693
For general questions not answered in the
online at advertisement, you may email vgriffis@
paper ap- trentonflorida.org or call 352-463-4000,
from the ext. 301; fax is 352-463-4007.
nations will *City of Trenton employment application
will be in- is available at City Hall or may be down-
e accepted loaded online at www.trentonflorida.org
otherwise at the bottom of the City Jobs page.
TIIE CITY OF TRENTON IS AN
tb, 11-22 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Detention Officer Academy Basic Screening Process
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office plans to administer a basic screening process for candidates inter-
ested in attending an Agency sponsored academy to obtain a Florida State Corrections Officer certifica-
tion, and full-time employment with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
You must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in this screening test:
Must be at least 19 years of age/High school diploma/GED /
Current, valid Florida driver's license/US CitizenA /
Be in good physical condition OR/ ,'D"-
Be of good moral character, have no felony convictions or
misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements. *
Have not used marijuana in the past 12 months
Have not used any other illegal drugs in the past five years.
No tattoos that are visible when dressed in a long-sleeve shirt and trousers.
No tattoos that depict violence, gang affiliations, illegal substances or activities.
If you meet the requirements above, and wish to participate in the screening process, you must complete
a Pre-Screening Application. You must pick up a Pre-Screening Application at the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office Human Resources Bureau or call 352-367-4040 for further instructions.
Candidates who did not successfully complete the testing process administered in July 2012 for the
position of Detention Officer Trainee are not eligible to participate in this process.
If selected to attend the academy, you will be employed as a Detention Officer Trainee at the pay rate of
$12.75 an hour. A two (2) year Employee Commitment and Reimbursement agreement is required.
Upon successful completion of the State Certification process, salary increases to $33,209 GED/HS
degree, $34,709 AA/AS degree, $36.209 BA/BS degree, plus educational incentive pay and equipment.
The .Alachua County Sheriffs Oflice is an ... -ction Equal Opportunitn empltoer T77e ilachua ('ounty 5 Office gives
preIference in emnploYit ent appointment to eligible veterans oad spouses of disabled veterans. Minorities and protected classes are encour-
aged to apply.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN
School Health Services
WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
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.
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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-
nity provider, and employer.
20 Acres Land for Sale: Located 1 mile
north of Bell just off Hwy 129 on 30th
Street. Owner motivated to sell at a price
of $79,000 and will consider owner-fi-
nancing with payments as low as $675
per month. Perfect location for a mobile
home. Call 352-221-2683. Leave mes-
5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $49,900, only
$513/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-
1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $9,900, $102/mo.
(352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
Hay For Sale
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAYY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
Tigers stop Jefferson County,
advance to regional finals
By John M Ayers
The Trenton Tigers were on top
of their game from the opening
kickoff, as they earned revenge for
their 2011 playoff loss, by defeating
Jefferson County 31-21. Trenton
took the opening kickoff driving the
field and scoring on a 1-yard run by
Cedric Stokes. Michael Smith added
the PAT for the Tiger's 7-0 lead. This
was only the beginning, as the Tiger's
defense forced a pass interception by
Stokes and he returned it 25 yards to
setup a Stephen Smith touchdown
run. Michael Smith's kick gave the
Tigers an early 14-0 lead.
It was in the second period when
Jefferson County's big play offense
rolled off a score to cut the margin
to 14-7. Stephen Smith led the Tigers
inside the Jefferson County 30 yard
line with less than a minute remaining
in the first half. On third and 8, Smith
kicked his longest field goal yet, but a
timeout whistle went unnoticed until
after the ball split the uprights. The
Tigers lined up again and Jefferson's
defense flushed a rush which blocked
the kick and the ball rolled out of
bounds. Trenton retained possession
and as the clock was ticking down,
Stephen Smith, the holder, lined
up the special team again and his
youngest brother, Michael stood
behind the 25-yard line awaiting the
snap. The ball was tee-ed up and the
eighth grader's kick was right on line
for the Tiger's 17-7 lead at halftime.
Trenton would kickoff to Jefferson
County to open the third quarter.
Lenorris Footman gave Jefferson
County the edge as he cut the margin
to 17-14 on a short touchdown run.
He also kicked the extra point as the
visitors came to within 3 points of
the Tigers. Trenton's Melvin Adams
broke loose on a 16 yard scoring
run with 7:53 remaining in the third
period. Smith added the extra point
for the Tigers' 24-14 lead.
Jefferson's quarterback had his
sights set on burning the Tiger
defense as he attempted to connect
on a big play every time he got the
ball. In the opening minutes of the
final period Footman connected with
LaDarian Smyley on a 33-yard pass
for a score. The Tiger defense was
all around the receiver when he came
up with the catch on the edge of the
out of bounds line. Jefferson had now
come to within 3-points of the Tigers,
The Tigers' offensive line impact
was showing on the Jefferson County
defense. The Tiger running backs
continued to pound Jefferson for
positive yards on the ground. Cedric
Stokes capitalized on the Tigers' final
push as he scored on a 1 yard run with
3:15 left in the game. Michael Smith
was on target as he gave the Tigers a
31-21 lead following an extra point
Jefferson's offense was shooting
for the end zone on every play. The
Tiger defense turned up the pressure
and Footman had to scramble for
his life. He threw a pass on target
to Smyley but Cedric Stokes came
up from his safety spot to pick off
the pass to stall Jefferson's hopes of
another State championship.
Trenton's Head- Coach Andrew
Thomas got the Tigers together at
midfield for a game ending wrap-up.
"I'm proud of you guys the way you
worked this week preparing for this
game. You played great and we can
Trenton's Torrez Brown wraps up Lenorris Footman as the Jefferson Countty quarterback scrambles for a
big play. The Tiger's Jacob Gamble closes in to assist his teammate with the tackle.
Stephen Smith steps over a Jefferson County defender before he reaches the end zone. Cedric Stokes is out
in front of his quarterback clearing the way.
Tiger fans from left, Shawna, Michelle and Christine were standing at
the top of the Trenton Quarterback Club seating shaking the Tiger towel
and ringing the cow bell as they cheered on their Trenton Tigers.
now get ready for Lafayette County told the Tigers the Hornets wanted
in Trenton Friday night," coach to play Jefferson County for the
Thomas explained. Coach Parrish Regional final, but now they must
return to Trenton to face the No. 1
ranked Trenton Tigers.
Cedric Stokes led the Tiger's field
of running back with 152 yards on
32 carries. Melvin Adams totaled 38
yards on 6 carries and Breon Sims
added 32 yards on 6 rushes. Stephen
Smith completed 3 of 5 passes for 21
yards. The Tigers totaled 281 yards
The Tigers defense kept Jefferson
County from making too many big
plays as Cedric Stokes picked off two
passes while Hunter Parrish, Melvin
Adams, Jacob Gamble, Breon Sims,
Torrez Brown and Kade Rogers
turned up the heat on the rush.
Trenton will host Lafayette County
in the Region 3 final Friday night.
Lafayette defeated Hilliard 56-14
Friday night to advance to this game.
The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Union County defeated Crescent
City 21-0 Friday night and will play
Newberry which defeated Wildwood
16-10 Friday night. Union County
will host Newberry in the Region 4
final set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
School District honors outgoing City of
officials with plaques, applause Trenton
." TTrenton City Manager Taylor
Y' Brown reported during the Tuesday,
Nov. 13 city commission meeting
that the city will be receiving money
f' rom several sources in the form of
I rebates and refunds.
SS t. d w s Verizon, which has the city phone
contract, will be refunding $1,300 do
to over charges.
Brown said that Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Will also be sending a
Check back to the city in the amount
of $2,300. The refund will be sent
because the city employees did not
have any excessive medical claims.
Progress Energy finished the
audit of the street lights in the City
of Trenton and found that they were
Outgoing Gilchrist County School District officials were honored on Tuesday, Nov. 13, by the Gilchrist charging for lights that the City did
County School Board for their many years of outstanding service. Pictured from left, Superintendent Don not have. They will also be sending a
Thomas, School District Attorney Sheree Lancaster, Michelle Carter, School Board member District 5, rebate of $2,000.
and Rob Rankin, School Board member District 3. Both Rankin and Carter have served six years on the Also at the Trenton City
Gilchrist County School Board. Carter chose not to seek re-election in 2012, so she could move out to. the Commission Meeting...
Panhandle where her husband, Al, was transferred for work. Rankin was recently elected Gilchrist County of the Gilchrist County Chamber
School Superintendent and was scheduled to be sworn-in at press time on Tuesday. Superintendent Don of Commerce, came before the city
Thomas has most recently served four years as superintendent of schools. School Board Attorney Sheree commission and asked that the rental
Lancaster was recognized for her 22 years of service to the Gilchrist County School Board. InI August, fee for the Trenton Depot be waived
Lancaster was elected Gilchrist County Judge. As such, she had to resign her position as Gilchrist County for Christmas on Main Street. The
School Board attorney to embark on her new role as county judge. commissioners approved not only
Milli Blalock, coordinator of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Volunteers' Thanksgiving Basket drive, assists Ralph Sims of
Trenton, as he signs for his Thanksgiving basket. Milli's great-
grandson, Jared, was on-hand to provide help.
dinner for 300 families
By Carrie A. Mizell
Vehicles came and went from the Sheriff's Firing Range on Monday
and Tuesday as families stopped to pick up their Thanksgiving turkey
and all the trimmings.
As in years past, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Volunteers worked to
collect money to provide all the items necessary for area families in need
to prepare a Thanksgiving feast.
Turkeys were purchased at Scaff's Supermarket at a discounted price,
the Trenton Food Pantry provided bread, pies and cakes and the Sheriff's
Volunteers purchased many of the canned goods for the distribution.
"We just want to say a big thank you to everyone in the community
who gave donations," said Milli Blalock, event coordinator.
Ten to 12 Sheriff's Volunteers got the dinners organized on Friday
in preparation for the Monday and Tuesday pick-ups. On both days,
distribution began at 9 a.m., but according to Blalock, families began
lining up to receive their turkey dinners at 8 a.m.
"There is definitely more of a need this year," Blalock said.
The largest family served by the Sheriff's Volunteers was a family of
10, though Blalock said there were several families of six to seven in a
household, who also picked up dinners.
According to Blalock, a household of 10 is not uncommon this day
and age as extended family members move in together due to economic
A number of Thanksgiving side dishes were distributed in the
form of canned goods.
Christmas food baskets
will be distributed on
The Salvation Army, Gilchrist
County Service Unit and the Food
Pantry of Gilchrist County, Inc. will
distribute Christmas food baskets on
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at the Tren-
ton Train Depot.
This is a combined effort of The
Salvation Army. Gilchrist Service
Unit and the Food Pantry of Gilchrist
County. Inc. to join hands to help our
neighbors during the Holiday Sea-
The following criteria must be met
in order to receive a food basket:
1. Must be a resident of Gilchrist
2. You will need valid identifica-
tion that shows your current
physical address. (Acceptable
forms: Florida Driver's License,
Florida ID Card, Voters' Regis-
3. You will need to provide a phone
number where you can be con-
4. You must register at the Food
waiving the fee for the depot, but
also agreed to provide some $2.500
in funds for the snow slide that has
been set up near the depot at past
Christmas on Main Streets. Funds for
the slide come from CRA funds the
city has received.
Christmas on Main Street will be
held in downtown Trenton on Friday,
Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The
public is invited to come out and take
part in this fun activity.
Trenton Police Chief Jim Raven
requested that the Trenton City
Commission approve of Harry Dobbs
joining the Trenton Police Department
as a reserve officer. Dobbs received
the complete approval of the board.
The police chief also received
approval to purchase live new mobile
radios at a cost of $2,975.
During the month of October,
firefighters from the Trenton Fire
Department responded to three
structure fires, 23 medical calls, four
vehicle crashes, two fire alarms, and
Pantry of Gilchrist County of-
fice, located at 112 NE 1st Ave.,
Trenton, Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday, between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., starting
November 23. and going through
December 14, 2012.
5. Attached form must be com-
pleted upon registration. Appli-
cations will be received through
December 14, 2012 and will be
limited to 300 applications.
You will be assigned a time to pick
up your basket when you register at
the office. The person who registered
for the basket MUST be the one to
It is anticipated this will be one of
the largest food distributions that has
ever taken place in Gilchrist County.
We are grateful for any donations that
you may be able to assist us with.
Please contact the Food Pantry of
Gilchrist County, Inc.. at 352-463-
2710. if you have any questions or
need more additional information.
two hazard calls.
The Trenton City Commissioners
also approved the a holiday schedule
for the year 2013. City staff will have
12 holidays next year. and city hall
will be closed on those days.
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