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Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00051
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: December 22, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Pictured are the cast members of Jennings Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church's Live
Nativity. Photo by Anna Wild.

Live Nativity Draws Large Crowd

In Spite Of Weather

By Anna Wild
This past weekend members
of the Jennings Lake Seventh-
Day Adventist Church donned
angel wings, wise men attire and
shepherd's rags to reenact the
Christmas Story, from the Bible.
The Church held their second
free "Live Drive, Thru Nativ-
ity" on the Hicks and Robertson
family farms. These dedicated
members of the church endured
the very cool and wet weather
throughout the weekend eve-
nings. They had planned to be
open on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday but were forced to can-
cel Saturday night as the rain
and lightning made conditions
dangerous. As guests passed
through the Live Nativity they

were asked to tune their radios
to a particular station to hear the
Christmas Story as it is written
from the Bible. At the end of
the Nativity there were carolers
beautifully dressed in traditional
caroling attire to share the won-
derful songs of the season.
A very special thank you goes
out to the surrounding communi-
ties for their support of this an-
nual event. To help the Nativity
scene come alive, we would like
to also thank several families for
the loan of their animals: Juan
and Hilda Rivera (sheep), C.V.,
Lenora, Austin and Chandler
Jones (goats), Dan, Elsie and
Hannah Hahs (donkeys), and a
special thank you for all of their
dedicated help goes out to Don-

nie, Tammi and Ronnie Hicks,
Summer Butler and Beverly
Mr. and Mrs. Robertson said,
"We look forward to serving you
and uplifting Jesus Christ by in-
viting all to our third annual free
Live Nativity on December 15,
16, and 17, 2006." Hope to see
you there from your friends and
neighbors at the Jennings Lake
Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The Jennings Lake Sev-
enth-Day Adventist Church
had about 175 guests visit
their drive-thru this year. The
members of the Jennings Lake
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
of Trenton hope everyone who
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Trenton Family Is Honored By

Providing Christmas Tree To

State Capitol

Governor Unveils State's
Official Holiday Ornament
Governor Jeb Bush recently
participated in the. annual de-
livery of the Governor's Office
Christmas tree. The tree is from
the Neilson's Christmas Tree
Farm in Trenton.
The governor also unveiled
the state's official holiday orna-
ment for the 2005 holiday sea-
son., As the Third-in-a-Series,
Manatee 'Dance is showcased
as a holiday ornament that
pays tribute to Florida's official
state marine mammal. The
Florida Governor's Mansion is
proud to present this new orna-
ment' inspired by the original
outdoor sculpture created for
the Mansion by Tallahassee
artist Hugh Nicholson. To
view the ornament please visit:
www.floridaomament.com http:
//www.floridaomament.com> or
call (850) 245-6396. Proceeds
will be donated to help provide
arts scholarships for talented
young artists in Florida' through
the First Lady's Arts. Recogni-
tion Program.
The Governor was joined
by Agriculture Commissioner
Charles Bronson and Neilson's
Christmas Tree Farm owners
Bob and Joyce Neilson.
The Christmas tree was
delivered Monday, Decem-
ber 5, 2005 at The Capitol
Governor's Office Lobby.

Newberry Man Is Seriously Injured After

Crashing Into Deputy's

Parked Cruiser On CR-232

The Florida Highway Patrol
reported that a Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Deputy cruiser,
stopped along CR 232 East, .5
miles East of CR 337 North in
Gilchrist County, was crashed
into Monday evening as a
Newberry man was traveling
west on CR 232.
George P. Asbell, 56, of
Newberry, was driving a 1992 '
Ford Bronco west when he .
crashed into the front right side
of a deputy's cruiser. The 2000 ",-1
Ford 4-door patrol car was' 9 s 4
parked on the north shoulder of
CR232 with its right side on the ,- 1'' B
shoulder solid white line facing
east. Deputy Kenneth N.
Phillips had stopped to assist a
disabled motorcyclist who had
run out of gas. The Sheriff's
Office cruiser, one of the older
cars in the fleet, was reported to
have the headlights and
emergency flashers on at the
time of the accident. The deputy
and the operator of the This sheriff's deputy patrol car sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages
(Continued to Page TV o1 7eriicle ,ccide nt Jourtal staffphoto by,Glen Thigpen.

GCRA Meets With Trenton Rotary Club On


By Anna Wild
On Monday, December 19,
2005, Steve Buckles, President
of the Gilchrist County Recre-
ational Authority, Inc., spoke to
the members of the Trenton Ro-
tary Club. He spoke of the many
positive changes that have oc-
curred in the almost 20 years that
the organization has been incor-
porated. This January will mark
the 20th year anniversary of the
GCRA being incorporated and
working hard for our local youth.
Right now there are about 2,800
school-aged children in Gilchrist
County and less than one fourth
of all of them are involved in
a GCRA sporting event. The
board members of the GCRA
want to increase participation
in sports because sports are fun
and promote physical fitness,
sports help to develop health and
productive citizens, and because
sports encourage sportsmanship
ethics for both the children and
McArthur Park, which is used
for practice and some games, is
in the process of receiving some
renovations to make accom-
modations more comfortable

for spectators. Plans are also
underway to expand the picnic
areas at the park in the future.
Over the years the group has ex-
panded the sports offered to our

youth from just baseball back in
1986 to now offering baseball,
softball, football, cheerlead-
ing, volleyball, and basketball.
Sometimes change is good and

the efforts being made by the
GCRA have proven that when
people come together for a good
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Character Council Recognizes Dean Williams

As Personality For Month Of December

Shown are Joyce and Bob Neilson with Commissioner Charles
Bronson and Governor Jeb Bush.

Assistant State
Attorney Becomes
Director of Public
Safety In Gilchrist
The Gilchrist County
Commission welcomed Rob
Willis aboard as the new
Director of Public Safety for
Gilchrist County. The former
assistant state attorney and
Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office Investigator now is the
Director of the Department of
Public Safety in Gilchrist
"It is good to be back home

in Gilchrist County," Willis
explained to the board when he
attended the Monday evening
meeting. I look forward to
working in Gilchrist County the
new director explained.
The Director is expected to
be involved in the
administrative -aspects of the
Gilchrist County departments.
He will be working closely with
Gilchrist Emergency
Management, Emergency
Medical Service, 911
Dispatching and Gilchrist
County Fire Rescue.

By Geneva Cornwell
Some say, "Chivalry is dead!"
Well, it just ain't so! When a
Southern belle like this author
meets up with chivalry, she
knows it when she sees it. Chiv-
alry is personified in an adult
male being a gentleman, one
who is polite and courteous and
displays an abounding character
of GRATEFULNESS, the qual-
ity that is being given tribute this
part of the innate make-up of
Mr. Dean Williams, the featured
personality of the month for
December. This amiable soul,
with a quiet voice, originally
hails from Belleview, Kentucky,
but is certainly a "transplant" to
Florida for he's lived in the state
since 1964. He spent 20 years in
the United States Air Force and
retired in 1988 after which he
worked for Brevard County in

Mr. Dean Williams
the Clerk of Court's Office while
living in Melbourne. He and his
wife, Deana, moved to Gilchrist
County in 2000. He and Deana
are the parents of one son,
John Paul, and they have two
grandchildren. Dean has been a
member of the American Legion

since 1980 and has served in
many capacities. Presently, he is
the Adjutant (secretary) of Post
91, Gilchrist County.
While talking with Mr. Wil--
liams about the attribute of
quick to say that he is very ap-
preciative "to have a healthy and
supportive family, to have been
able to serve his country for 20
years and to have the faith he
spills over in this gentleman's
life in the area he loves and that
is the American Legion. He feels
that his past experiences and
gained knowledge in the Legion
ha',e given him the opportunity
to express GRATEFULNESS in
many ways while bringing the
local Post to higher levels.
Dean is concerned, as we all
should be, about the quality of
expressed in the lives of most of

our children and youth of today.
Their lives do not give a state-
ment of being patriotic, nor do
they exhibit GRATEFULNESS
to family, authority or country.
This modest man has a right to
be overly concerned regarding
the fact that the basic morals
and beliefs, which have been a
part of our society for over 200
years, are being eroded from
under us. He believes that the
American Legion, as a system of
family-oriented activities, does
have within its make-up what is
needed to teach and instruct the
children and youth of today. It's
a matter of helping other veter-
ans to understand fully what the
Legion is about and then move
forward in instilling in our youth
why they need to understand and
live by the code of GRATEFUL-
Mr. Dean Williams holds
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Attending the December 19 meeting were four of the originalfive Executive Board Members.
Shown from left are Doug Beach, Gary Rexroat, W. W. Welch, and Jim Troke. Not pictured
is Todd Troyer. Photos by Anna Wild.

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By Cindy Jo Ayers
Several years ago, when I was
the editor of the Levy County
Journal I started a tradition of
printing the Christmas story in
my column each Christmas
edition. I can't think of a better
time to take a.few minutes to
read this wonderful story. Let's
try to remember what this Holy
season is really all about, the
birth of Christ.

SAnd it came to pass in those
days that, decree went out from
Caesar Augustus that all the
world should be registered..
This census first took place'
while Quirinius was governing'
So all went to be registered,
eer. one to hisoien city. 2
Joseph also went up from Gal-
ilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judea, to the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem, be-


cause he was of the house and
lineage of David, to be regis-
tered with Mary, his betrothed
wife, who was with child.
So it was, while they were
there, the days were completed
for her to be delivered.
And she brought forth her
firstborn Son, and wrapped
Him in swaddling cloths, and
laid Him in a manger, because
there was no room for them in
the inn.
Now there were in the same
country shepherds living out in
the fields, keeping watch over
their flock by night.
And behold,'ran angel of the
Lord stood before them, and the
glory of the Lord shone around
them, and they were greatly
Then the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid, for behold, I
bring you good tidings:of great
joy whidli ill be io all people:
"For there isborn to \ou this
day in the cit) of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
"And this will be the sign

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to you: You will find a Babe
wrapped in s addling cloths,
lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was with
the angel a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God and
sa ing,
"Glor) to God in the highest,
And on earth peace. goodwill
toward men!"
Luke 2:1-14, New King
James Version

I ha'e cooked the following
new recipe a couple of times
this Christmas season and
e'er\one seems to like it. I had
been interested in finding a
recipe that used dried cran-
berries for some time and this
one is prettN good.

1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking
1/2 cup butter, so:
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranbe
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 recipe of Orange

A Letter To
The Editor
We just wanted to take time
out of our hectic schedules to
express our gratitude for the
Jennings Lake Seventh Day
Adventist Church for having the
free, live Nativity opened to the
public over the weekend.
Jim and I went after work
on Friday night and joined
the caravan of vehicles that
Experienced this event. We
were really glad that we took
the detour on our way home to
see, hear, and feel the Christmas
message that was portrayed
by the families and friends
(including the four-legged ones),
S, from their church. Much time,
teamwork, and creative effort
went into their gift to us so we
hope that many fellow citizens,
young and old, took advantage
vof this special gesture of inviting
Christ back into Christmas.
In this overly commercialized
soda time of year, in a humble way,
ftened it makes us stop and appreciate
what's really important in our
lives. To take time to give
lour thanks for all our blessings
fr and share the love and joy with
rries, others truly exemplifies the
meaning of Christmas. To all the
church niembers, thank you for
e sharing the "Christmas Spirit"
la with us. Merry Christmas and
Glaze Happy New Year to all!
q,> ...--.-I Jean and Jim Troke

rreneat ovento ju3 degrees.
Lightly spray miniature muffin
tins with non-stick 'vegetable
Combine buttermilk and
baking soda and set aside.
In a medium bowl beat
butter and sugar until creamy..
Add. eggs one at a time,
beating well after each egg is
added. Add buttermilk and
soda mixture and beat at low
speed. Add salt and flour and
continue. beating until well
mixed. Stir in dried cran-,
berries, anilla. orange juice
and zest.
Fill mini muffin tins until
full. These muffins don't rise a
w hole lot so tins can be filled
nearly full. Bake for 12 to 15
minutes, or until .golden brown
and firm to the touch.'
Orange Glate
273 cup pondered sugar
2 tablespoons.of melted butter
4 teaspoons orange juice
In a small, bowl. mix
powdered sugar, butter and
range juice.
When muffins come out of
the oven; while still warm dip
tops of muffins in glaze and let
cool on wire rack., Yields 48
mini muffins.

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday December 14
Lotto Drawing:
No inner of the $30 million

5-Digit Winners:
129 at $5,181

4-Digit Winners
7,115 at $76

3-Digit Winners:
147,596 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

December 17
Lotto Drawing:

5-Digit Winners:
264 at $3,245

4-Digit Winners:
16,810 at $41

3-Digit Winners:
233,486 at $4

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

Newberry Man Is
Seriously Injured
After Crashing Into
Parked Deputy's- .
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motorcycle ere standing on the
shoulder of the paved road near
the driver's side of the patrol
: Asbell % as traveling west
and was reported to have taken
no apparent evasive action to
avoid crashing into the front
right side of the patrol car.
When the Bronco struck the
right front side of the patrol car,
the patrol car was reported to
have spun in a clockwise
direction traveling an estimated
.20-feet southwest and landed on
the shoulder of the highway.
The Bronco spun clockwise on

the pavement and overturned
one and a half times while
traveling 100 feet before
coming to rest on the left side
facing north.
Sgt. G.E. Hodge of the
Florida Highway Patrol reported
that the driver of the Bronco
was not wearing a seatbelt at the
time of the accident and alcohol
is believed to be a contributing
factor in this accident.
Mr. Asbell was treated at the
scene by Gilchrist County
Emergency Medical staff before
being air-lifted to Shands at the
University of Florida.
Officer Phillips and the
unidentified motorcyclist were
reported to have not been
injured in this accident.
Charges in this accident are
pending a final investigation by
the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Chiefland Animal

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Mon. Fri. 7:30 to 5; Sat. 8:30 to Noon
Log Cabin next to Tire Mart




S Celebrating The Birth Of Jesus
(Kent Heaton)

The time of year is here again when the thoughts
of the world turn to a celebration of the birth of Jesus
Christ. In a mix .of secular- and religious fervor, the
world pauses for a day to recognize the birth of a man
in the city of Bethlehem, nearly two thousand years
ago. From a manger in a stall to the minds of
millions of people, this story of a child's birth will be
celebrated and remembered for centuries to come.
Great programs of pomp and pageantry will fill the
night air as recreations and musical symphonies laud
the praises of a new born King..
From His great throne on high where He is
seated at the right hand of God the one who was
born of men in that humble manger, ponders the
world so busy about His birth. He reflects upon His
years of teaching and,trying to make men see the true
light. The light found only in His Father as He taught
then~ to seek the Heavenly Father.
Reflections from a well near the city of Samaria
flood past His mind as he remembers a woman
coming to draw water. They converse and He tells
the woman, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is
coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor
. in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship
what you do not know; we know what we worship,
for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming,
and now is, when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is
seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and
those who worship Him must worship in spirit and
truth." (John 4:21-24)
He looks down upon mankind as they go about
the worship of His birth and sadness fills His heart.
Man has again rejected His word. You see, the
celebration of the birth of Jesus is not what He came
to have man worship. Jesus died on the cross to save
men from their sins and have man worship His Father
in spirit and in truth.. Indeed, much. spirit is put into
the celebration of His birth but the truth of God's
word is not celebrated.
The celebration of Jesus' birth is not according

to the Bible! The story of His birth is found in the
gospels of Matthew and Luke. They are wonderful
and majestic stories. However, the celebration of His
birth is only from the mind of man not from God.
The Father in Heaven is angry with men who
celebrate the birth of His son as they do. God desires
that we understand the true nature of His Son coming
to the earth. It was not to worship ONE day of the
year and feel the rest of the year that one is okay in
the.sight of God. Worship is a daily thing and
worship must be according to truth.
Jesus is not the reason for the season because
Christmas was established by the Roman Catholic
church hundreds of years ago in combination with
pagan feasts. The manger scene itself is a lie as the
wise men never visited Jesus in the manger. Does
that not pain the conscience of honest people who
want to tell the true story of Jesus birth? Does it
matter if we worship God in truth? Jesus demanded
it: "the true worshipers will worship the Father in
spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to
worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship
Him must worship in spirit and truth."
If you tell a lie long enough it is believed to be
truth. Many honest people today believe December
25 is the birth of Christ. They celebrate it with great
fervor and love for the Son of God. Sadly the Bible
no where tells us about the celebration of the birth of
Christ as men have supposed it to be. Does that make
a difference to you? Why cannot man let the Bible
guide him instead of man trying to twist the Bible to
fit his own needs? Is God pleased when we worship
Him in a manner that He has not suggested? I know
He is not nor His Son whom men worship in vain.
Consider again the words of Jesus: "And in vain
they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the
commandments of men. For laying aside the
commandment of God, you hold the tradition of
men ... All too well you reject the commandment of
God, that you may keep your tradition." (Mark

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Gopher Tortoise
Establish Framework
For Group
Nearly 50 Floridians con-
cerned about gopher tortoises
declared their commitment to
work together to explore new
ways to protect the species.
Participants gathered in
Lecanto Friday, December 9, to
establish a framework for a go-
pher tortoise stakeholder group.
The diverse group of stakehold-
ers reviewed and approved a
draft governance model, which
outlines the purpose of the group
and provides guidelines for how
it will operate.
Also, the gopher tortoise
stakeholder group created a
27-member steering commit-
tee, consisting of 18 primary
members and nine alternates,
who will act as voting represen-
These voting representatives
will act on behalf of individu-
als and organizations that share
similar opinions and interests.
Steering committee membership
is spread across nine interest
groups, including:
Primary industry (e.g. agri-
culture, forestry, mining), Con-
servation organizations, Land
development,. State and county
government agencies, Research
and academic interests, Consul-
tants, Private landowners and
property rights interests, Large
.federal and state lands manag-
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Blue Springs 4-H

Club Decorate Trees

At Ayers Health And


On December 5, 2005, the
Blue Springs 4-H Club deco-
rated Christmas trees at Ayers
Health and Rehab Center. The
club members showed up around
3:00 p.m. Amy Green, Hannah
Lyels, and Colleen McDaniel
brought extra ornaments for
decorating. Ayers residents en-
joyed watching while volunteers
played Christmas carols on a
radio. We decorated a total of
five trees.
That evening we met at the
Bell Comunity Center for a
Christmas party, We had dinner
and beverages and Elvis Presley
Christmas music for entertain-
ment. After everyone was done

eating we gathered around and
watched foster children open
the gifts we got them. When all
the gifts were opened, we played
"Sock Hockey" before calling it
a night.
A Special thank you to Mrs.
Colleen, Mrs.Amy, and Hannah,
for bringing extra tree orna-
ments, the Bell Community
Center for letting us host our
Christmas party in their facil-
ity, and to everyone who helped
clean up after he party. Merry
Christmas to all of Gilchrist
Article Reported by:
Brittany McDaniel and
Breanna Stalvey.

Shown are Ayers residents enjoying the Christmas tree which
members of Blue Springs 4-H decorated.

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Pictured are Blue Springs 4-H members, Stephanie Stalvey,
Jessica Stalvey, and Brandon Beach, in front of the decorated
Christmas tree at Ayers Health and Rehab Center.

Businesses Announce

Christmas Hours

Ameris Bank To Be
Closed December 26
Ameris Bank will be closed
Monday, December 26, 2005 for
the Christmas holiday.
We will re-open for business
as usual on Tuesday, December
27, 2005.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Gilchrist County
Building Department
Christmas Holiday
Gilchrist County Building
Department and County
Administrator's Offices will be
closed Thursday, December 22,
2005, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:
30 p.m. We wish everyone safe
and happy holidays,

Law Office
Christmas And
Holiday Hours
The Law O)frice of Sherie
Lancaster;- ,?Ai:-wil ?be;closed
Friday, December 23, 2005 until
Tuesday, January 3, 2006 for the
Best wishes for a Merry
Christmas and prosperous New
Year and please remember to
give thanks for all of your bless-
He who has no Christmas in
his heart will never find
Christmas under the tree.
Sunshine Magazine

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happiness during
this blessed
season and
through the
new year!

I We've got exciting changes to share

1 with you in the coming year!!!

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Gilchrist County
Building Department
To Be Closed
December 22
The Gilchrist County Building
Department and County
Administrator's Offices will be
closed Thursday, December 22,
2005, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30
p.m. We wish everyone safe and
happy holidays!

Parrish Land
Christmas Hours
Parrish Land Surveying will
be closed Christmas Day as well
as December 26 to 30.
The office will re-open for
business as usual on January 2,

Gilchrist County
Courthouse Hours

The Gilchrist:. County
Courthouse and all County
offices will be closed Friday,
December 23, 2005 through
Monday, December 26, 2005 in
observance of Christmas. Also,
the Courthouse will be closed
on Monday, January 2, 2006 in
observance of New Year's Day.

Marriages Filed In
Gilchrist County
Frank Brooks Merritt, date
of birth 3/2/62 and Billie Jo
Cox, date of birth 10/19/64,
both of Branford, were married
December 2, 2005 by Bruce
D. Arnold, Pastor, in O'Brien,
James Edward Lee, date of
birth 8/1/27 of Odessa, Florida
and Gladys E. Franco, date of
birth 6/13/43, of Tampa, Flori-
da, were married December 9,
2005 in Trenton by Cynthia A.
Chadwick, Notary.
William Lynn Lovelady II.,
date of birth 10/31/86 and Ivy
Leann Rush, date of birth 8/4/
85, both of Bell, Florida, were
married December 15, 2005 by
Lorraine C. Grandin, Notary, in
Bell, Florida.

Solid Waste
Holiday Schedule
The Gilchrist County Solid
Waste Department will be closed
Friday, December 23 and Satur-
day, December 24 in observance
of the Christmas holiday. All
facilities, with the exception of
the mobile routes, will be open
on Monday, December 26. The
main facility hours are 8:00 a.m..
to 5:00 p.m.; the NE facility'
hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(this Monday only); and the SE
facility hours are 7:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., (this Monday only).
On Tuesday, December 27, all
facilities will resume their regu-
lar schedules, including mobile
routes, for Cruse and Leggett
Voting Precincts.
The business will also be
closed on Monday, January 2
and all facilities will resume
their regular schedules on Tues-
day, January 3.

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Open Mon. Fri.
710 East Highway 26

Jattterwkte& Xi/woazce

Rusty and Carolyn Thompson of Sharon Boyette Galant of
and Chuck and Kelly Satter- Neptune Beach and the great-
white are pleased to announce granddaughter of the late J.W.
the engagement of their chil- and Lois Roberts of Bell.
dren, Rebecca Victoria to Jacob The wedding is planned for
Daniel. January 21, 2006 at First Baptist
Rebecca is the granddaughter Church of Macclenny.'

Applications Filed In
Gilchrist County
James Hampton, date of
birth, 1/10/82, and Colita Karen
McGee, date of birth, 12/28/83,
both of Trenton, Florida.
Jesse Trenary Matthew, date
of birth 4/4/83, and Erica Lynn
Bostic, date of birth, 11/21/84,
both of Archer, Florida.

Happy Birthday wishes to
Leon Roberts, Gail Vann, Ron
Bivens,' and Gert Wilson on
December 22; to Margaret Pea-
body, Margaret Shreve, Brandon
Irving, Hamp Anfernee, and
Timmone Cheevers on De-
cember 23; to Hampton Smith,
Deanna Corbin and Dennis Gid-
ley on December 24; to Taylor
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Craig, Brandon Warner, James
Monroe, Chanae Latner, and
Robert Schroeder on December
25; to Courtney Akins, Stepha-
nie Langford, George Pickard,
Buster Armstrong, and Mary
Dunlap on December 26; to
Debra Jones, Mary Ann Griner,
Cathy Seay, and Keith Benson
on December 27; and to Julie
Rogers, Johnny Mack, Jr., Ash-
ley Braswell, and Casey Benson
on December 28.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. Eudell Parrish on
December 23; to Mr. and Mrs.
Forrest Beach and Mr. and Mrs.
Roosevelt Stalvey on December
25; to Johnnie and Yvonne La-
nier and Matthew and Tiffany
VunCannon on December 27;
and to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cum-
mings and Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Rogers on December 28.

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Cecil and Nell Corbin

Shown is the birthday cake commemorating Gilchrist
County's and Mr. Corbin's 80th birthdays.

Blessed is the season which engages
the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Bill McKibben

'We" Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-34-0 \Xest)
:Sunday School 9:45 am
SMorning \Worship .;.., 11 am
Evening \Xorship .............. ................ 6 pm
S-\'ednesday Elenig Ser\ices:
Adult Bible Srudy, Children, & Youth ...7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
:Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People Jor Christ"

You are invited to hear:


Forson Swanzy
Moody Bible Institute
Student ,
from Ghana i /

Christmas Sunday, December 25, 2005, at 11:00 am
Bethel Baptist Church
S7070 SW CR-334A
Trenton, Florida 32693

(No Sunday School or Evening Worship Service)

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Welcomes You:
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Comer of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton

(Nursery providedfor all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
S Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer -7 PM

Dynamic Ministries for All Ages!
Call 463-2038 for more information

Gilchrist County became the
67th and youngest county of
Florida on Sunday, December
4. Five days later, Cecil Corbin
became a Gilchrist County
citizen by birth. On November
29, Mr. and Mrs. Corbin joined
Trenton Elementary third graders
in a birthday celebration. Both
Nell and Cecil Corbin shared
comparisons of life when they
were nine years old and now. A
display included photographs of
Mr. and Mrs. Corbin as young
adults and plaques related to his
civic service.
For more than one reason,
the citizens of West Alachua
County requested to become a
county of their own. In 1925,
the Florida Legislature granted
their request. One concern this
resolved was that citizens could
conduct business, requiring
access to county seat offices
without the difficulty of travel to
Gainesville. Yet, while the bill
proposed the name of Melon for
the new county, the Legislature
chose the name of Gilchrist, in
remembrance of Florida's 20th
This celebration was part of
instruction in research historical
sources and influences, the
development of laws and
government, the impact of
scarcity on historical world
decisions, civic and community
service,.and civic and personal
responsibility. In addition to.
personal experience, Mr. Corbin
shared some of his experience
as a public official. On March
12, 1992, Mr. Corbin was
recognized by the Florida Senate
and House of Representatives
for his 36 years of continuous
service from 1955 to 1990 in
Gilchrist County in the office of
County Commissioner.
Birthda. cake and other
refreshments were enjoyed by
all as additional questions and
answers were shared;

qMr. CecilCor6in AcndCounty Celebrate
8oth Birthday

First Baptist Church
Of Trenton Choir To
Present Hark! The
Angels Sing
Christmas Day
The sanctuary choir of First
Baptist Church of Trenton
will present Hark! The Angels
Sing 'on Christmas morning at
10:30 a.m. .
The musical is a presentation
of the true meaning of Christ-
mas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
The public is welcome to come
gnd worship with the congrega-
tion of First Baptist Church and
remember and reflect on the rea-
son for the season!
There will be no Sunday
School or evening service on
Christmas day. For more infor-
mation you may call 463-2038.

Bless us Lord, this
Christmas, with quietness of
mind; Teach us to be patient
and always to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice

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5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129),

t Sunday School......................10:00 AM
Morning Worship.................... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship...................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth,..7:30 PM
Be a part of an 'exciting time of Worship and Bible Study

Web: www.ForMinistry.com/USFLSOBCOPBC

Ministries At
Otter Springs To
Have Watch Night
If your church has no plans
to see our Lord's New Year ,
Providence Ministries at Otter
Springs is having a Watch Night
Service on Saturday, December
31, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
There will be a covered dish
dinner with Christian fellowship.
The non'demoninational service
will also feature an open mic
If you or your group would
like to' participate in our music
program. please call Trish at the
number listed below.
*Please note this event
replaces our regular fellowship
dinner for January 2006.
To reach Otter Springs from
SHighway 26, turn north on CR
232 and then left on SW 70th
Street. .Theentrance is one mile
on the right.
SFor more information, call
Trish at 352-463-0800.

Remember Our
As residents of Gilchrist
Count iewe are known for "Re-
D .memberfing Our Troops" in'
very' positive and, unashamedly,
public way. With that we must
not forget that the remembering
entails pra er for them as well.
ir One of the most powerful
parts of the armor of a soldier of
Christ is the weapon of prayer.
! The list of names below are
those who are serving on active
duty in the military and who are,
either from Gilchrist County or
have a relative who resides here.
So please keep them in daily
r1 prayer, as they-actively defend
us from terrorism, for as we all
know, "freedom is not free."
Kathy Arrington, Peter Be-
langer, Drew Cheatum. Wayne
Cheatum, Robert Dean, Jimmy
Fletcher, Jr., Chris Geiger
eau (Iraq), Jon Guzman (Afghani-
Sstan), Gary : Hilliard, Steve
S Hilliard, Joe Hudson, Heather
Langston, Rob Long, Katie
Lo ett. Jonathan Luchak, Gus
Mauldin, Michael Mayo, Evan
McQuistan, T.J. Miller, Mark
Milton, Allen Murray, Stephen
S Reed, T.J. Rush, Matthew Rior-
dan, Donna Slayton, Donny
Slaton, James Slayton, Jeffrey
Solis (Iraq), Justin Twigg (Iraq),
Nathan Twigg, LaShonda White
S(Iraq), Wesley Wilson (Iraq),
Kyle Worthington, and Daniel
Wood (Iraq).


Kid's World

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A private school for your child's early learning years.
NAEYC Accredited Pre-K .
School Readiness Program
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
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Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of ourfacility.

Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
S(Across from Trenton High School)
Amy Wesley Woods
S Holly Wesley Bussard License #C03GI0006

LCCC Has Annual
Christmas Reception
Gift giving, lots of good food,
and children, what better mix is
there? The Lake City Community
College (LCCC) chapter of
the Florida Association of
Community Colleges (FACC)
really helped make the holiday, a
little brighter for some Columbia
County children.
LCCC held their annual FACC
,Holiday Reception at the Barney
E. McRae Jr. M.D. Allied Health
Auditorium on December 7. All
the good desserts served were
prepared by faculty and staff
and following the reception,
the children from the Pregnancy
Crisis Center and Another Way,
Inc. were honored with special
gifts purchased just for them by
LCCC employees. The children
ranged in ages from one year old
to 11 years old.
The smiles on their faces and
the joy- that they showed were
what makes being able to help
others the most rewarding gift
of all.

Christmas, children, is not a
date. It is a state of mind.
Mary Ellen Chase


Ghana Evangelist

Forson Swanzy To

Speak At Bethel

Baptist Church

Christmas Day
You are invited to hear and left behind everything he
Evangelist Forson Swanzy, a knew, family, friends and his
Moody Bible Institute student homeland to attend school at
from Ghana, on Sunday, Word of Life Bible Institute
Christmas morning at 11:00 where he graduated. Forson is
a.m. now attending the well-known
He will be speaking at Bethel Moody Bible Institute in
Baptist Church, 7070 SW CR Chicago, Illinois and is majoring
334 A in Trenton. in international ministries.
Forson is 23 years of age There will be no Sunday
and was called into ministry at School or evening worship
the age of 14. At the age of 21 service..
he pursued his Bible training

Chiefland Has
Walking Club
You are cordially invited
to become a member of the
Chiefland Walking Club. The
Chiefland Walking Club is
forming in conjunction with Step
Up, Florida. Step Up, Florida is
offered through the Levy County
Health Department. It offers a
time for you to get active and get
healthy by taking advantage of
the great activity opportunities
that Florida has to offer.
The Chiefland Walking Club
will meet Thursday, January 5,
2006 at Delma Locke Park. The
first meeting will begin at 5:
30pm which will include a one
mile walk to kick the club off.
There are no membership
fees, just dust off those
sneakers and let's walk. Each
new member will receive a
pedometer provided by the Levy
County Health Department. For
additional information contact
Alice Monyei at (352) 490-6166
or Slande Celeste (Levy County
Health Department) (352) 486-
5300 or 493-6774.

Trenton United
Methodist Church

9:30 ani Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton

Office: 463-2877 .Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.


6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE, FL 32669

UNDAY CHOOL .................. ............ 9:4.5 AM
MORNIN WORHIP ............................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ....................................... 6 PM

CHURCH PHONEC:316-472-4.

S* 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 f
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study.....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service......................10:30 AM
Children's Church......................... 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service........................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship.......................7:00 PM
SNursery Provided for All Services ~

We Invite You To Come Worship With Us At

North East Church of Christ
4330 N.E. CR-340 High Springs
Bible Class...............................9:00 am
Morning Worship....................10:00 am
Evening Worship........................6:00pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
Bible Study for all ages..............7:30 pm
Come hear:
Dallas Blevins from Pelham, Alabama
Come worship and grow with us!
Located 112 mile east of SR-47 & CR-340 intersection.

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"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:"~ 2 Timothy 3:16

Peb j|ope jfamilp C(turrc
4470 N.W. County Road 236 Bell, Florida 32619
~ 1 Mile West of US-129 ~

Service Times
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Sunday Morning Worship
6:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study

Rev. Lynn Wagner


Wyatt Warren Williams

Wyatt Warren
Wil(ams Cele rates
1st Birthday
Wyatt Warren Williams of
Bell will celebrate his first
birthday on Christmas Day. He
is the son of John and Melissa
Williams. His big sisters are
Marissa, Larissa, and Tayzie and
his big brother is Gage.

"In the beginning was the WoPd, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God...And. the Word was
made flesh, and dwelt among us..." ~ John 1:1, 14



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O'Brien Man Is
Injured In Single
Vehicle Accident
An O'Brien man traveling
east on CR-138 lost control of a
1993 Chevrolet and overturned
on Tuesday, December 13 at
5:23 p.m. reported Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper J. M.
Jeremiah L Poore, 26, was
approximately 1 mile west of
SR 47 traveling at a high rate of
speed and failed to negotiate a
curve and lost control of -the
vehicle. The vehicle traveled
onto the south shoulder of CR-
138 where it struck a mail box
on the right-of-way. The vehicle
continued to travel in the same
direction as it overturned. The
driver was reported to not have
been wearing a safety belt when
he was ejected from the vehicle.
The vehicle came to final rest
facing southwest on the
shoulder of CR-138.
The driver was transported
to Shands at the University of
Florida where he is being

treated. Charges in the accident
are pending a complete

Smile, You Are On
County Camera!
Gilchrist County is taking
Steps to discourage illegal
dumping such as household
garbage, junk, furniture and the
Illegal dumping is prohibited
and is in violation of the Florida
Litter Law. It is punishable by
possible fines, forfeiture, penalty
of three points on driver's
license, repairing or restoring
of property damaged by, or
paying damages for any damage
arising out of and community
service in addition to possible
The County is placing
numerous cameras in locations
within the County and the City
of Trenton. These cameras will
be moved frequently to different
locations. The cameras will have
motion detecting sensors which
activate the camera to snap a
picture of people and vehicles

Small buildings, boats, etc. 24 hr. towing service,
22fti. rollback bed. Carports also available..
Reasonable Rates.
463-2900 493-0345

Credit Cards Accepted

who are illegally dumping at
that particular location.
Illegal dumping has become a
serious problem in our County
and cities. Not only is it costly
to the taxpayers to clean up,
it presents a health and safety
hazard, not to mention that
it destroys the beauty of the
Disposing of garbage in a
Slawful manner does not take that
long. The cost is minimal and
may save you the cost of fines
while preserving our County and
its environment.
Please take the time to dispose
of your unwanted furniture,
garbage or junk at your local
waste disposal sight. Know
that by doing so, you have saved
taxpayer's dollars, conserved the
beauty of the county, eliminated
the ,danger of being caught
illegally dumping and prevented
health and safety hazards.
Diane Rondolet
Code Enforcement

LCCC Board To
Meet January 10
The Lake City Community
College District Board of
Trustees will meet at 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in
the LCCC Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees
is appointed by the governor
and the trustees' term is for a
four-year period. Anyone in the
college's district may send a
nomination to the governor for
trustee appointments.
LCCC is a two-year
community college locally
governed and publicly supported.


Merry Christmas

Compliments of

Glen & Leslie

Glen Thigpen Trenton City Commissioner

& Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas

Happy New Year

Edgar, Sharon, Cody &- Shelby


I Gilchrist County Commissioner District 1

The college serves a five-county
district that includes Baker,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
and Union counties. LCCC is
accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the associate
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information contact
the public information office at
(386) 754-4248. This meeting is.
open to the public.

Animal Control
Meeting Set For
December 28
The Gilchrist County Animal
Control Committee will meet on
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
at 5:30 p.m. in the Kathryn Deen
Commission Chambers at 114
N. Main Street, Trenton.

Purple Hearters
Announce Meeting
The Purple Hearters of the Tri-
County area will not meet this
month due to everyone having
travel plans for the upcoming.
The club will meet on January
18, 2006, as usual at the Moose
Lodge in Fanning Springs. It
will begin at 11:00 a.m.
All Veterans having the Purple
Heart are welcome and are urged
Sto attend.
If you have any questions,
please call Bruce Nowlin at

' Homemaker Class To
Be Offered
January 17
A free Displaced Homemaker
class will be held January 17,
2006 through Santa Fe Commu-
nity College.
Homemakers, here's an op-
portunity to become more self-
sufficient and confident, learn
job search and interview skills,
create a master application and
resume, and gain basic com-
puter skills.
If you are 35 years or older
and,~have .lost financial sup-
port. our program can help \'u
make the transition 'into the job
market. Contact the Displaced
Homemaker Program at 395-
5047 to make an intake screen-
ing appointment.


Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, December 15th, at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. The
green and white "Log Cabin"
was taken out of the frame and
Goldie will hem it. The "Chum
Dash" is almost done and then .
we put in the "Watermelon Log '
Cabin" to be given away at the I
Watermelon Festival.
It was great to have Roger "'
Bouchard, president of The
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches,. i
and Mike Brannan, director of ,A;ll
Camp Caruth for several years,' 4 k P V
come. We donated a quilt to the
Boy's Ranch in Live Oak and it.
will be used wherever. Dottie Hyduefrom Morriston makes beautiful quilts. This is
We will be going to Tampa one way to assemble the "Drunkard's Path."
to take all the crafts and quilts them and really look f d to
January 13th. Our bus trip is for them an rey orwar FRANC SEOPPORTUNTY
Tuesday, February 14th, and if the first of the year so we can get
you want to take the trip, please back to normal.COVER
call 493-2801 and get your name Lunch was great with bean CLEANING CONCEPTS
on the list. The cost is $19 this soup, chicken and dressing, Own a COVERALL
year. It is a one-day trip and we corn fritters, apple salad, corn Franchise for as little
always have a great time. The bread, more salads, lemon pie as $1,500 Down
pick up will be at Old Town at 6: and chocolate cake. We had 15 Guaranteed Customers
30 a.m.; Chiefland at 7:00 a.m.; present. Complete Training & Support
and 7:30 a.m. at Williston. We Winelle Hoe Equipment & Supplies
leave at 4:30 p.m. to come home, Guaranteed Financing
tired and happy. N. Our secret can be'your success!
We will be having members OPPORTUNITIES IN
who are traveling for Christmas. NORO _NT0 S4O-2 DA
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In His

UI I Birth!

"And this shall be
a sign unto you;
You will find the
babe wrapped in

and lying in a
Smanger." Luke 2:12

Paul and Susan

God Bless You!Bryant

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rage Six

Todd Scaggs of the Bulldogs went head-to-head with Tiger
Brandon Mathis as Todd tried to complete a jump shot and
Brandon rose to the occasion with a well executed block.

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In the beginning of the third quarter Bell Bulldog #50, Josh
Smith, took control of the ball and was able to score even in the
presence of several opponents.

Trenton Defeats Bell
Before Christmas Holiday

By Anna Wild
The Gilchrist County
Schools took a vacation for the
Christmas holidays ,on Friday,
December 16 as Trenton hosted
the Bell Bulldogs that evening.
The Trenton and Bell varsity
boys played an e citing four
quarters of basketball as the
Tigers defeated the Bulldogs
The Tigers' Brandon Mathis
led all scorers with 1' points.
Teammate Corey Clark tipped
in 14 points for the hosts.'
Bulldog Todd Scaggs. led the
visitors in scoring \"ith 16
: points. Bell's Dd\ id Bailey
added 12 points for the Bull-
The Tigers jumped out to an
early 29-15 lead by the end 'of
the first quarter. The two teams
played a very close second
quarter as the Bulldogs drew'
within 3 points of matching the
Tigers' 17 points in the second
period. The Tigers held on to a
46-29 half-time lead.
The second half pro% ed to be
a close game as the two teams;
both played hard and the fans
enjoyed the.excitement.
The fourth period nas most
exciting. Trenton's Brandon
Mathis was taken out of the
gane follow ing a "double bicep
expression of emotion" which
\-as displayed following afield
goal. The Tigers' Coach Rawl-
ings received a technical foul
for his reaction to the referee's
decision to penalize the Tigers'
leading scorer.

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The Bulldog's Team Captain
Todd Scaggs was full of energy
during the game, but became
more "playfully happy" as the
game became; more involved.
Scaggs could be seen smiling
and laughing after various plays
were completed. He was re-
ported to have clapped for his
opponents and cheered when
Trenton made mistakes that
earned Bell an advantage. The
Bulldog's leading scorer went
as far as to offer a Tiger player
a congratulatory handshake
after Trenton made an extra
free-throw; but'the gesture was
denied by his opponent. Todd
Scaggs did a very good job in
keeping his teammates focused
and their spirits high: Unfortu-
nateIl it may ha\ e also angered
some members of the Tiger
players that much more, but that
is basketball:
The Tigers, with the win,
improve to 5-1. The Bulldogs
drop to 1-4. The students will
return to school Tuesday, Janu-
ary 3.

With the holidays here,

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our friends and customers

for making this a successful

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Lady Tigers
Outlast Bell For
34-27 Victory
The Trenton Lady Tigers
earned a tight 34-27 win over
the visiting Lady Bulldogs of
Bell Friday evening.
The Lady Tigers jumped out
to an early 8-3 lead by the end
of the first period. Trenton's
Ashley Sauls led the Lady Ti-
gers with 9 points. The two
teams played to a 9-9 tie in the
second period. The host held on
to take a 17-12 lead at intermis-
The second half proved to be
even tighter as the Lady Bull-
dogs outscored the Lady Tigers
8-7 in the final period, but the
Lady Tigers held on and earned
the victory.

Freedom has its life in the
hearts, the actions, the spirit of
men and so it must be daily
earned and refreshed else like
a flower cut from its life-giving
roots, it will wither and die.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Spring Semester
Adult Education
Classes Begin
January 9, 2006
Gilchrist County School Dis-
trict begins Spring Adult Educa-
tion classes on Monday, Janu-
ary 9, 2006 and will continue
through May 3, 2006. The class
will include Basic Literacy for
adults with reading difficulties,
Adult Basic Education to assist
in strengthening reading, math,
and English skills, General
Education Development (GED)
preparation for adults who de-
sire to earn a State of Florida
High school diploma, the GED
Test and English for Speakers of
Other Languages (ESOL).
The classes will be held on
Monday and Wednesday, start-
ing on January 9, 2006, from 5:
30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bell High
School, building 14, with Mrs.
Peggy Jones as the instructor.
Students should enter building
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Tyler Cutts, Winner -
Aundrea Wood,
Runner-Up In 2005 BES
Spelling Bee

Tyler Cutts and Aundrea Wood

On December 12, 2005, Bell
Elementary School held their
Spelling Bee. Tyler Cutts, fifth
grader, won the bee by spelling
"hoodlum." Aundrea Wood,
also in the fifth grade, was run-
Congratulations Bee winners!

BES Honor Roll
Mrs. Mayo's First Grade
Samantha Andrews
Taylor Galban
Madison Holder
Courtney Irvin
Jeremiah Liebl
Brittany Moses
Michael Trantham
Jarren Douglas

Santa Claus To Visit
Via Helicopter
Santa Claus is taking time
out of his busy schedule this
Christmas season to visit
Gainesville and thank the people
who give the most important
gift during the holidays the
gift of life. Officials from the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
are delivering Santa directly
from the North Pole in the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Everyone is invited to
welcome Santa as he arrives
in Gainesville at Plaza Royale,
3802 Newberry Road at noon,.
Friday, December 23.
Santa will be available at Plaza
Royale for photos and visits
with community members and
children. LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers will host a
children's Christmas carnival
including arts and crafts, photos
with Santa and real snow for the
kids to play in.
KISS 105.3 will broadcast live
with the giant boom box.
This is Santa's third visit via
ASO helicopter. It has become an
annual tradition for him to fly in,
landing at Plaza Royale, to visit
the children of Gainesville and
thank all the blood donors who
,gave the gift of life throughout
the year.
For more information, please
contact LifeSouth at 224-1660.

Gilchrist County
Journal Deadlines
The deadline to submit
Editorial or advertising copy is
Monday at 5:00 p.m. to be
included in the next Thursday's
edition of the newspaper.

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This shows how different the
dolls and toys of the 60s were
compared to ones of today. I
know there wasn't the variety ei-
ther. I was lucky if I had one doll
and just a few toys to play with.
How times have changed...

You never get dizzy from do-
ing too many good turns...

Lexicon: Culch
Culch is the New England
word for that clutter of partly
wor-out or obsolete objects that
always gathers, like moss, on a
non-rolling household...There's
everything there- old bolts, old
wrought-iron cut nails, bits of
unrelated metal, old wool, wip-
ing rags, coffee cans, broken
hacksaw blades, a divorced
work glove or two, parts of a
dog team harness...It's a mess,
but it's better to have this one big
mess in the corner of the kitchen
than a patina of messiness spread
all over the house.
Louise Dickinson Rich,
We Took to the Woods, 1942

We are either leaving our
mark on the world or the
world is leaving its mark on


An old gentleman who was
still a good golfer, but who
couldn't see very well, invited
another retiree who had good
vision to play withhim. On the
first tee, he struck the ball very
well but soon it ;was out of his
sight. He asked his friend. "Did
you see the ball?'"
He asked, "Where did.it go?"
After thinking for a minute his

friend confessed, "I forgot!"

A guy walks into a bar with a
pair of jumper cables around his
neck. The bartender gives him a
look and says gruffly, "All right,
pal, I'll let you stay, but don't.
start anything."

A Scotsman went to the den-
tist and asked how much it was
for an extraction. "Eighty-five
dollars for an extraction, sir,"
was the dentist's reply.
"Have ye not got anything
cheaper?" asked the Scotsman,
getting agitated.
"But that's the normal charge
for an extraction, sir," said the
"What about if ye didn't
use any anesthetic?" asked the
Scotsman hopefully.
"Well, it's highly unusual, sir,
but if that's what you want, I
suppose I can do it for $75," said
the dentist.
"Hmmmmm, what about if ye
Used one of your dentist trainees
and still without anesthetic?"
said the Scotsman.
"Well, it's possible, but they
are only training. I can't guar-
antee their level of professional-
ism, and it'll be a lot more pain-
ful, but I suppose in that case we
can bring the price down to, say,
$40," said the dentist.
"That's still a bit much. How
about if ye make it a training
session and have your student do
the extraction with the other stu-
dents watching and learning?"
asked the Scotsman.
"Hmmmmm, well, okay, it'll
be good for the students, I sup-
pose. I'll charge' you only $5 in
that case," said the dentist.
'Wonderful, it:s a deal," said
the Scotsman. "Can ye book the
wife in for next Tuesday?"

I was playing cards on my
Sbunk by myself when a young
private appeared. "Excuse me,"
he finally asked, as he tried to
follow the game. "What are you
pla\ ing?"
"Solitaire," I replied.
"Oh," he said. "I didn't know
you could play that without a

A rabbi, a priest and a minister
\ alk into a bar. The bartender
looks up and says, "Is this some
kind of joke?"

Don't expect.
applause...deserve it...

Manhattan Clam Chowder
3 small onions, minced
1/2 clove.garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 tbsp. minced green pepper
3 tbsp. butter or margarine
3 large potatoes, diced
3 3/4 chips boiling water
3 tsp..salt
I qt. fresh clams. minced or 2
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3 3/4 cups tomatoes

1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. thyme
Saut6 onions, garlic, celery
and green pepper in the butter
or margarine in large saucepan
until browned; add potatoes,
boiling water and salt and cook

about 15 minutes or until pota-
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clam liquid to boiling point, add
with tomatoes, cayenne, sage
and thyme to soup mixture, and
again bring to a boil. Serve hot.
Serves 6.

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comes from your heart, not
how much hair you have on
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Garlic cloves will never dry
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of cooking oil. After the garlic is
used up, you can use the garlic-
flavored oil for salad dressing.

The most important ingredi-
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the knowledge that it is good
to be what you are...

Now Is the Time For a New
Now is the time for a new
Ridding ourselves of all
doubts and fears.
Time to move on with faith
and courage,
Time to let go of all grieving
and tears.
We seek new paths with great
joy and daring.
Talents and gifts we are sure
to find.
We will help others who need
Negative thoughts are now all
left behind.
God is our refuge. The Spirit
will lead us,
And every stress will now
All is replaced with love and
God's Holy Word does make
'everything clear.
Now is the time for a new
Know ing through faith all
things we can do.
No longer burdened with pain
S and sorrow,
-Jesus, our Savior. has made
all things.ne%%. ,
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DAYi Friendship is the comfort
of feeling, safe with a person;
the understanding that thoughts
need not be weighed nor \%ords
measured, but that the\ may be
poured out just as they are, the
chaff and grain together; the
certainty that a faithful hand will
sift them, to keep what is orth
keeping and, ith the breath of
kindness, blo\w the rest away.

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TH-URSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005 u'*-' ,unJ J Lx Ju .P

AARP Tax-Aide
Seeking Volunteers
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's
largest free volunteer-run tax
counseling and preparation ser-
vice is seeking volunteers now
to assist in tax preparation and
in coordinating the technical
aspects of computer e-filing ac-
tivities. Volunteers of all ages
and backgrounds are welcome.
You do not need to be an AARP
member to volunteer, nor do you
need to be a retiree.
Tax counselors receive FREE
tax training and become IRS
certified by passing a basic open
book IRS exam. The counselors
prepare tax returns for low- to
moderate-income persons and
for senior adults. Several con-
veniently located tax sites have
been established in Trenton,
Chiefland, and Cross City. Be-.
ing a Tax-Aide Counselor volun-
teer is a great way to learn new
skills and to assist others within
your community. Volunteers can
be reimbursed on a limited basis
for qualified program-related ex-
penses, such as mileage.
Last year, AARP Tax-Aide
volunteers helped more than
18,000 taxpayers in Florida and
almost 500 in- our local district
alone. We train our volunteers,

to electronically file tax returns
by computer. This service is
at no cost to individuals and
refunds were usually received
within two weeks. Volunteers
say: "AARP Tax-Aide makes me
feel good when I can help others.
Also the taxpayers that I have
helped, tell me how grateful they
are and besides that, I have made
lots of new friends!"
Volunteers.are sought now in the
following specialty areas:
a) Tax Counselors Use
of computer is required
and tax software will be
taught. Volunteers will
work under the super-
vision of other experi-
enced counselors. Vol-
unteers will be offered
tax law instruction as
well as electronic filing
b) Computer Techs-Per-
sons knowledgeable
of computer hardware
and installing and
configuring software.
Need experience with
Windows operating
system. Volunteers
will be taught in the
technical aspects of
the software used.
No tax knowledge

c) Site Aides Persons
needed to welcome
clients, assist with
paperwork and orga-
nizational aspects of
running a tax prepa-
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just an interest in help-
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Gilchrist, and Levy Counties
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or call (850) 578-2666. You
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The AARP Foundation is an af-
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charitable organization.

It Pays!!!
Gilchrist County Journal

Jamerson-Sheffield American Legion

Sponsors Loomis Brothers Circus

By Geneva Cornwell
"It's Show Time!" was the
proclamation of ringmaster,
Justin 'Loomis, with his exem-
plary voice as he opened the two
recent performances of the Loo-
mis Brothers Circus Company
event held on Friday, December
2, at the Gilchrist County FFA
Alumni Rodeo Arena.
The circus came to town spon-
sored by Jamerson-Sheffield
American Legion Post 91, under
the headship of Commander
Shelby McKinney and Auxil-
iary President Anne McKinney.
With the diligent work of post
members, the cooperation of
many others, as well as countless
posters and handbills flying ev-
erywhere, people who attended
the event witnessed standing
room only.
The Bell JROTC, under the di-
rection of 1st Sgt. Jon Meinholz,
held the opening flag ceremony.
Before each performance, and
to add to the excitement of the
crowds, a man waved while
straddling one of the show el-
ephants; none other than Tren-
ton Mayor Pete Randolph at 5:
00 p.m. and Gilchrist County
Commissioner Mitchell Gentry
at 7:30 p.m. What a thrill each
one had!

There were 13 live acts which
included a unicycle rider, high
wire trapeze artists, jugglers,
trained doves and dogs, five
tigers and three performing el-
ephants. The highlight of the
performances was "Lucio the
Clown" who really was great at
motivating the crowd with his
whistle and hand signals.
With the usual items his-
torically associated with a circus
such as soda pop, popcorn, pea-
nuts, cotton candy, balloons and
souvenirs, there was also a face
painting booth, coloring contest
prize give-away and a special
obtainable circus memento col-
oring book.
It was very interesting to ob-
serve the teamwork and dedica-
tion of the performers, for all of
them cooperated as roustabouts
and in the sale of circus para-
The Loomis Brothers have
been in the circus business since
1911 when the great-grandfather
of Justin Loomis founded the
company. It has been Justin's
way of life all of his life. Florida
is the home-base of the circus
and during the winter months
Justin and his company make'
their way between Live Oak and
Clearwater. During the seasons

of spring through autumn, the
trail leads the circus company
all over the United States. All
of the company's children are
home-schooled. In today's
USA society with so much that's
"plastic" and electronic, it's cer-

tainly refreshing to take the time
to stop and listen to the ringmas-
ter's whistle blow and his shout
of "It's Show Time!" and enjoy
a delightful, live, action-packed
evening with our children and

On H;v fy...



you a

great day!



Ringmaster Justin Loomis


May the timeless message

of Christmas shine for you

and your family during

this holiday season

and throughout

the coming year.

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4 Staff

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Nathan Wild of Trenton was not going to take any chances
this year. He wanted to make sure Santa knew just what
he wanted. Every letter the U.S. Postal Service receives
addressed to Santa will be forwarded to the North Pole and
placed in Santa's special "Mail from Kids" box. Santa takes
time out to make sure every letter is responded to, just make
sure to give Santa your address when you write your letter!

Dear Santa

By Anna Wild
Did you ever wonder what
happens to all those "Dear Santa"
letters kids send throughout the
year? Well any kid who ever
sent one knows, but did they
all get answered by the big guy
himself! Now in small towns
like Bell and Trenton our post
offices only receive 50-60
letters combined, but in larger
cities the numbers can get quite
high. For instance Gainesville
will forward over 300 letters to
Mr. Claus this year. So kids if
you had-any doubts just drop
Santa a letter and he will make
sure to send you a note. Now
this time of year (right before
Christmasl he is pretn busy so
make sure ou send your letter
in Nox ember or earlD December.
that's %\hen he recen\es most of
his mail'and he has extra elves
on duty to help him make sure
no one is missed. And don't

forget to give Santa your address
so he can make sure you receive
your special letter!
Mom and Dad should keep
in mind that the U.S. Postal
Service will be delivering mail
on Christmas Day! If you're
still mailing things now that you
want to get there for Christmas
make sure you pay a little extra
for the Express Mail Service
rather than Parcel Post to make
sure, your gifts arrive on time.
Luckily our post offices here in
Gilchrist County have not felt
any major delays due to volume,
but with the post office .their
busiest time, is the last week
before Christmas. So please
be patient in those lines at the
Post office' and make sure to
wish your postal carrier a Merry
Christmas. We hardly e\er see
them but we always know that
the\ have stopped by, no matter
what the weather..

BES Pre-K Classes
Have Parent Night
The Bell Elementary Pre-
kindergarten classes had
their monthly parent night on
Thursday, November 17. We
were so pleased to see the'
number of parents who came to
the parent night. It is wonderful
to see the interest that parents
have in their child's education.
All the children worked
very hard preparing songs
and fingerplays to perform
for their families. They also
made "Friendship Stew" for all
the families to enjoy together.
The parents were introduced
to environmental print and
how useful it can be in their
children's early literacy training.
Each month a different topic is
presented to increase parents'
awareness of pre-literacy skills.
There are so many activities
parents can do at home to help.
their child develop academically.
Many of the activities require
very little time or materials.
Together, parents and teachers
can work to help children be
better prepared for kindergarten.
We would like to extend
a great big thank you to our
dedicated parents and to the
Gilchrist County school Board
and Administration for making
the Pre-K programs available in
our schools. Our Pre-K students
have access to all the educational
opportunities that other students
in our county have and getting
them ready for kindergarten and
a successful school experience
is one of our primary goals. We
want all children to be given the
opportunities and experiences to
be successful learners.
The December parent night
will be a family Christmas party.
In January we will begin with
topics again.

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Hope Your Holidays Roll Smoothly Along
We never get "tired" of wishing you
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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THS Alumni Football
SGame Changed To
January 14
The Trenton High School
Alumni Football game has been
rescheduled frok December 10,
2005 to January 14, 2006.
,Anyone that is interested in
participating needs to contact
Bill Deen at 463-1313 (days) or
463-6744 (evenings). The cost
is $25.00 per player.

North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida
Livestock Market in Ellisville on
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
were: this week 782, last week
618 and last year 715.
Trends: Slaughter cows and
bulls 1.00-3.00 higher. Feeder
steers, bulls and heifers steady.
Fresh condition: thin and very
thin. Feeder and replace-
ment coss 6.00-12.00 higher.
Slaughter cows 26 percent,
slaughter bulls 4 percent, feeder
steers 31 percent, feeder heifers.
29 percent, and 11 percent re-
placement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-
80 percent: 1470-1590'(1548)
47.00-49.00 14S.2)5: 1630-1860
(1750) 47.00-49.00 (48.02).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-
S5 percent: 900-1195 (1040,
44.00-50.001 46.S l: 1210-1485
(1327) 43.00-50.00 (46.80);
1210-1400 (1305). 51.00-52.00
(51.54) high dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y;G. 1:
1185-1430 (1325) 55.50-56.50
(55.84); 1685-1930 (1835)
55.50-61.00 (57.03).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium and Large 1-2: 175-190
(182) 230.00-245.00 (236.47);
210-230 (223), 170.00-205.00
(175.49); 255-275 (266) 140.00-
150.00 (145.52); 320-335
(326, 137.50-150.00 (146.20);
355-390 (361) 133.00-140.00
(134.45); 410-435 (426) 125.00-
133.00 (128.18); 465-490 (476)
116.00-124 00 (121.94).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Me-
dium .and Large r2-3: 210-240
(228) 135.00-155.00 (143.57);
260-295 (283) 130.00-140.00
(132.04); 300-335 (322) 120.00-
130.00 (124.97); 360-395
(375), 116.00-125.00 (120.49);.
420-445 (434) 110.00-120.00
(112.93); 460-4S5 (473) 102.00-
110.00 (104.94). .
Feeder Heifers Medium
and Large 1-2: 165-195 (177)
185.00-210.00 (197.41) 255-
270 (285) 130.00-150.00
(136.06); 300-325 (312) 124.00-
132.50 (126.82); 355-395
(376) 115.00-124.00 (119.77);

405-440 (419) 112.00-116.00
(114.10); 460-485 (477) 108.00-
112.00 (109.29); 465 (465)
122.00 (122.00) fancy; 603
(603) 108.00 (108.00) fancy.
Feeder Heifers Medium
and Large 2-3: 255-280 (268)
125.00-130.00 (126.58);
320-345 (328) 115.00-118.00
(116.29); 365-380 (371) 98.00-
110.00 (101.84); 430-445 (435)
105.00-113.00 (108.08); 460-
480 (470) 92.00-103.00 (98.92).
Bred Cows Medium and
Large 1-2 Young: 910-1030
(969) 90.00-102.00 (95.30) 7-9
months bred.
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2 Middle-Aged: 890-1015
(933) 70.00-85.00 (79.63) 4-6
months bred; 940-1181 (1079)
77.00-88.00 (81.98) 7-9 months
bred; 1210-1320 (1253) 68.00-
80.00 (72.21) 7-9 months bred.

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put into their crafts. Many took
advantage to sit and listen to the
great entertainment on stage that
continued all day long. There
was a variety in the music and
everyone seemed to really enjoy
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homemade ice cream or a variety
of desserts to choose from, plus
much more. This was a day to
just forget the calories and enjoy
as this is a once a year event, so
make the most of it!
Santa had a great time
listening to each of the children
as they went over their wish list
and had their picture taken with
him. Each one received a small
gift after the visit. Hope he
remembers all of those special
wishes come Christmas time!
Did you get over to watch
those cute Yellow Rubber Ducks
race down the river and each
one trying to be first in line?
What an exciting time we all
had pulling for that special one
we had selected earlier. The
winners were Sue Gajewski,
first place; Terri Tower, second
place and Chris Roth was third
place winner.
There were about 100 cars
entered in the Classic Car Show
this year. It must be very difficult
to choose the winners for this
group as they all seem to be the
best! This group has really got a
wide range of beauties and they
are all show material.
The ABATE motorcycle
group did not have as many
entries this year but those
that came were something to
admire. The winners from this
event were:
1p' place Street over 1000cc
-Frank Petrone;
2nd place Street over 1000cc-
Felix Burgoyne

Buddy Max will be singing a
song or two that Hank sang.
Other performers will be Leo
Vargason, Elwood (Woody)
Faltinowski, Tom Wayble, Miss
Dixie Rose Maxine, Chuck and
Martha Puckett, Jay Bennet,
Freland Sneden, Tom Jones,
Ray Bear and a host of other fine
The show is free. Anyone
wishing to give a dollar or two
is welcome and every penny
will be sent for the proposed
For more information call
Freda Pastuch

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1" Place Rat Bike- Steve
2nd Place Rat Bike-Harold
1" Place Custom Bike- Val
2nd Place Custom Bike- Bill
"Hutch" Hutchinson
1" Place Best of Show- Frank
2nd Place Best of Show- Val
It was great to see toys
being donated to the Tri-
County Marine Corps. League
as they collected toys that
would be distributed to needy
families in the Tri-County
area for Christmas. It is truly
heartwarming to just be a small
part in this wonderful program,
knowing that it will bring hope
and joy to a child and their
family that possibly would
not be able to have a good
The Lighted Boat Parade was
as magnificent as ever with only
ten boats decorated this year,
but each one was a winner!
We are grateful to the Fish &
Wildlife Marine Patrol and the
Gilchrist County Rescue Boat
for providing their services to
ensure the safety of all. All of
the boaters tied up at the docks
behind the Suwannee Gables
Motel & Marina so they could
come on shore and enjoy some
hot coffee and hot chocolate
along with other snacks. The
awards were presented to the
winners. Small Boat winners
were first place: Theresa
Jones and Joe Tompkins;
second place went to William
Couey and third place went to
Frank and Cheryl Nekola of
Driftwood Realty. Medium
Boat Winners were first place:
Toys for Tots entered by the Tri-
County Marine Corp League;
second place went to McNulty
Realty and third place went to
Jackie and Jessyca Gamble and
owned by Roger and Becky
Sanford. The Large Boat
winners were first place: Mike
Boyer sponsored by, NAPA of
Chiefland; second place, Ed
and Pam, Wessels sponsored
by the Board of Realtors; and
third place went to the Red Hat
Accentuaters. An honorable
mention was presented to a late
entry sponsored by the Cross
City United Methodist Church.
Special thanks to our judges
[hi- \Near who were Donald
Forgione, Bureau Chief for the
Florida State Parks Northeast
District; Levy County
Commissioner Lilly Rooks;
and Walter Gibson from the
Chiefland Citizen. What a
tough job they had to determine
these winners.
We are all grateful for the
many people that came Out to
share in the festivities of the day
and know they will carry home
some very good memories and
spread the word about what a
great community we live in.
Thanks to each and every one
that helped in any way to make
this day so very special.
Velma Poole

Benefit Show For
Museum To Be Held
In Lecanto
Every Saturday a Country-
Western music show is held at
2:00 p.m. at Cowboy Junction
Opry, located on Highway 44
at Junction 490 in Lecanto. But
on December 31, 2005 a special
'Benefit Show will be held for the
Hank Williams Museum.
It was in an Alabama news-
paper that Hank Williams might
have had a bad shot of White
Lightning Moonshine and a
couple of shots or a half bottle
on New Year's Eve in 1952 in
Fort Payne, Alabama, which
might have killed him in the late
early hours on New Year's Day
in 1953. He' had been on his
way driving his Cadillac from
West Virginia to Cantori, Ohio
for a performance.
As they stopped for a fill-up at
a gas station in Oak Hill, West
Virginia, Hank Williams was
discovered in the back seat of
his Cadillac, dead.
The town has officially sug-
gested to build a museum on the
piece of property on which Hank
Williams was found.


Springhouse Quilters
The officers and members of
Springhouse Quilters are now
making their final plans for the
beginning of the 2006 quilting
year. Their first endeavor will
be their beginner classes which
are scheduled to begin the last
of January and will continue for
eight to ten weeks. The classes
will provide basic lessons to
help a beginning quilter get
introduced to the wonderful
world of quilting.
The classes will teach the
construction of some basic
blocks such as log cabin, eight-
pointed star, English paper
piecing of the Grandmother's
flower garden, cherry basket,
drunkards path and the rail fence.
The assembly and actual quilting
of a quilt will be taught using a
feathered heart as an all-over
design which will be quilted and
made into a pillow top.
The classes teach the beginner
the importance of the correct
fabric selection and choices of
color in light, dark and medium
intensities. Fabric selection is
the choice of the student and
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the middle row, from left, Melissa Harris (Lafayette), Maryann Kincaid (Gilchrist), Sallie
Campbell (Gilchrist), Jennifer Williams (Lafayette), Charity Johns (Bradford), Mindy Maze
(Dixie), Rhonda Allen (Union), Jeri Lyn Evans (Dixie), Sabrina Mercer (Suwannee), Che're
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and Yesenia Delgado (Suwannee); and on the back row, from left, Kacey Raulerson (Baker),
Amie Boyette (Dixie), Michael Fitzsimmons (Columbia), Andy Williams (Columbia), Tell
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ing together making progress
with all of our community proj-
ects. On Saturday at the Festival
of Lights in Fanning Springs, we
received donations for our roses,
sold T-shirts, sold chances on
our beautiful red, white and blue
afghan, signed up new members
and had a wonderful time. We
wish to thank Bill Hutch for.his
generous donations of T-shirts to
the League for Toys For Tots. A
few of these nice shirts are avail-
able at Charlie's Bar.
We also won first place in the
mid-size boat category in the
boat parade with our Toys For
Tots theme. Thanks go out to
Paul and Jane Davis, Vince Ar-
cadi, Jerry Bazar and all of the
others who worked so hard to
make this a success!
Our apologies go out to Bren-
da who was mis-represented in
last week's article. Sorry. Also,
we did not mention Kallie who
has always worked so hard for
this worthy project and we wish
to thank you as well as Annie
(and the others who terided bar)
and Wanda, and again Carl. You
people did a greatjob! We really
appreciate your generous efforts.
Great job by all.
On Saturday night, Decem-
ber 10, the Color Guard led the
Christmas Parade in Chiefland.
The parade was beautiful and
lots of people had a great time
watching the colorful floats. Our
thanks for all who helped and we
look forward to next year.
On Saturday, December 10,
another fund-raiser for Toys For
Tots was held. We cannot do it
without all of you. We believe
we will be helping lots more
children this year receive pres-
ents who otherwise might not be
able to do so.
We are still looking for that
little child who cannot walk or.
use their legs. They may be eli-
gible for one of our tricycles. If
you know of such a child, please
call the number below for more
We are having punch and
cookies at our next meeting
which is set for December 20.
.:at 6:00,iOItwill be held-atour
new home, The Hardee House,

one mile west of Chiefland on
NW 110 Street. We hope to
have electricity by then. We
welcome everyone to come
out and be with us. We will be
selling chances on a beautiful
red, white, and blue afghan as
a fund-raiser for Toys For Tots.
For more information, Call the
number below. Remember that
any Marine who has served 90
days or more in service, with
an honorable discharge, is eli-
gible to join the Marine Corps
League. Wives and relatives of
Marines may also be eligible
as well to join our Auxiliary.
We meet every third Tuesday
night at 6:00 p.m. at the Hardee
House. For more information
call our Commandant, Harry
Hopwood, at 352-543-6879.
Mary Christians
ATV Use Banned In
Alapaha Riverbed;
Violators Will Be
Law enforcement officers
soon will begin issuing citations
to persons who operate ATVs
and other vehicles in the Alapaha
riverbed and on its banks, in
violation of Suwannee River
Water Management District
(District) rules.
The District will post warning
signs at locations known to
be entrance points for riders,
including near the bridge at State
Road 6 and U.S. 41 in Hamilton
County. Until signs are posted,
officers will explain the rule to
violators, issue warnings, and
ask riders to leave the area.
The rule banning motorized
vehicles was adopted by the
District governing board in late
2004 and amended earlier this
year following publication of a
Department of Environmental
Protection report describing
ecological damage associated
with the use of vehicles in the
dry riverbed and on its banks.
Damage cited in the report
includes : destruction of
Svegetation,, s significant banK
erosion, and smothering of
habitats important for fish

and wildlife. The report
recommended that motorized
vehicles be kept out of the
entire river system, including
the floodplain, river banks,
and riverbed to prevent further
environmental damage.
The rule has been incorporated
into Chapter 40B-4.3040,
Florida Administrative Code
and states: "It is prohibited
for any person to operate any
motorized vehicle within a
work of the [water management]
district that includes the channel
of a stream as defined by the
normally recognized bank. Law
enforcement officers, during the
normal course of their duties, are
exempt from this rule."
Chapter 373 of the Florida
Statutes authorizes the District
to make such rules, and section

613 states that a violation of
the rule is a second degree
misdemeanor, punishable by a
fine of up to $500 or up to 60
days in jail.
"District lands are open for
recreational opportunities such
as hiking, biking and fishing,
and we even allow limited ATV
use at Mallory Swamp during
non-hunting season," said Jon
Dinges, District director of
resource management. "But our
highest priority is the protection
of our natural resources and in
most cases, ATV use is not
compatible with that goal."

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Shown are some of the projects relating to Caribbean pirating
and castles as part of Mrs. Pridgeon's unit in social studies.

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Academy course beginning
February 6, 2006 through June
30, 2006 at a cost of $1,377.55.
This program will be conducted

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6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
This course will not certify an
individual to be a full-time Flor-
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to provide training for persons
wishing to join law enforcement
reserve organizations and render

Trenton Elementary School
third grade students in Mrs.
Pridgeon's class demonstrated
remarkable comprehension in
social studies about the European
colonization of Florida, Virginia,
and the Caribbean. The histori-
cal significance of Caribbean
pirate activity was included. As
part of the study, students were
given the opportunity to display
projects relating to colonial St.
Augustine, Jamestown, Europe-
an castles of the 1500s, Spanish
galleons, or pirate ships. Many
designed and created models of
pirate ships and castles that ex-
isted in Europe during the 1500s.
Some students included details
from related folklore. This unit
laid an important foundation for
the students as they later moved
into another segment regarding
historical influences.

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Callinectes sapidus, meaning
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is common throughout Florida's
estuaries, coastal bays and
sounds. Autumn is upon us, and
Florida blue crabs are abundant
now through December. There
is no better time to enjoy the
great flavor of blue crab straight
from Florida's waters. A whole
fishing industry, community and
special breed of crab fishermen
have developed around this
crustacean that is caught by the
hundreds of thousands of
pounds and ends up in cooking
pots, boiled to perfection. It has
a delicious flavor and is prized
. by anyone who appreciates sea-
Blue crab is sold live or
steamed or the meat is picked
and packaged ready, for deli-
cious salads, crab cakes and
stuffing. The sweet tasting
crabmeat is available fresh and
pasteurized in the following
forms: lump, backfin, special,
claw and cocktail claw. Live
blue crabs should have some leg
movement when purchased.
Refrigerate in a breathable' con-
tainer such as a bag or card-
board box and do not store di-
rectly on ice. Fresh blue crab
meat should be stored on ice in
the coldest part of your refrig-
erator and used within seven to
ten days. Pasteurized blue
crabmeat in unopened contain-
ers can be stored up to six
months in the coldest part of
your refrigerator. Once opened,
pasteurized crab meat needs to
be used within three days.
Crabnmeat is one of Florida's
most versatile seafoods. It can
be served in cocktails, appetiz-
ers, soups, salads and main
dishes. The possibilities are
Soft blue crab is a special

delicacy produced under the
watchful eye of a "crab peeler."
Blue crabs prepare for growth
by breaking free from the old
shell, swelling up and harden-
ing. To capture soft-shell blue
crabs, ready to molt crabs
("peelers") are held in water-
filled trays until their old shell
has shed. The newly emerged
crab is cleaned and packed for
shipment. Soft-shell blue crabs
can be purchased fresh or fro-
zen. Nutritionally, soft-shell
blue crabs are low in fat, satu-
rated fat free, high in calcium
and a good source of iron.
When purchasing soft-shells be
sure and test the crab's shell to
be sure it is very pliable. Fresh
soft-shell blue crab should be'
refrigerated and cooked within
two days. Try soft-shell blue
crab broiled, grilled or fried. It
is sure to please.
Remember to always pur-
chase seafood last and keep it
cold during the trip home. A
general rule of thumb when
purchasing blue crab in the shell
is to buy three to four whole
crabs per serving. With blue
crab meat, purchase 1/6 pound
per serving. To be sure of the
highest quality always ask for
Florida blue crab from your
local retailer.
The olive green-and-white
'blue crab' so named for its
brilliant blue claws is a bot-
tom-dwelling creature that is
found along Florida's Atlantic
and Gulf coasts. A shallow
water crab, it can live in salt,
fresh and brackish waters of
bays, sounds, channels and river
mouths. Blue crabs are com-
mercially harvested by traps.
During the winter months, blue
crabs move into deeper water
and enter a state of semi-
The blue crab industry is eco-
nomically one of Florida's most
important fisheries. Florida
produces over ten million
pounds of blue crabs each year.
Colorful trap buoys dot Flor-
ida estuaries from Pensacola to
Jacksonville. The economic
value to the state exceeds 48
million dollars, annually. Our
fisherman, local crab houses and
our coastal communities are the
heart and soul of the industry.
There is no time like the pre-
sent to enjoy authentic "'Fresh
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The Bell Band Program rang in
the Christmas season. with their
annual concert on December 12
at the .Iris Roberts Auditorium.
This year's concert mirrored the
Spring concert as the musicians
performed from different venues
in the auditorium. The stage
area had lighted trees and deer
on each end. White and blue
illusion draped, the front of the
stage with white and blue lights
underneath. it. At center-stage
was a small tree and silver and
blue floral arrangements.
The packed auditorium began
the evening with the performance
of the sixth 'grade Beginning
Band. Their selections were
Good King Wenceslas, Jolly Old
St. Nickolas, Jingle Bells and
Crusaders March. During Good
King Wenceslas, four musicians
were honored \ith solo
performances; Timoih Gritfith'
on trumpet, Shannon Sims on
flute and'Audrey Philman and
Natasha Dahhlren on clarinets.
The audience's attention
was directed to. the back of the
auditorium where Paige Norton-
Arono% icz and Stephanie Deane
performed a flute duet of Carol of
the.Bells. This \as followed by,
a flute solo from Eric Dahlgren
of Sonata in G minor.
The seventh grade
Intermediate Band captured
the audience's attention \ ith
their -programn of Little: Roiulio
for Band, Vu'in' for Chriuift,,s
and Blru Chrisrias. Niunin,;' fr
Christias \%as popular ith the
crowd as man\ could be heard
singing to the music.
Tim Trail on, keyboards and
Brittany Peters performed a
stirring rendition of. O Holy
gl '
SThe eighth grade Concert
Band (or his baker's dozen as
Mr. Eckstein refers to them) are a
small group %i ith a mighty sound.
They \ ere joined thise\eningby
Symphonic Band member, Cody'
Hart.on trombone. Cody also
provided the comic relief of
the evening at his introduction.
The Concert Band performed
And the Bells Shall Ring, A
Medieval Christmas and the
crowd's favorite, A Rocking
Christmas. Nice touch with the
Santa hats.
SOn the left of the auditorium,
SBandi Cason' and Stephanie
Deane performed a flute duet of
Famous Canon by Pachebel.
A new and exciting
dimension to the program
this year was a dance and flag

routine done to Faeries, by
Mannhein Steamroller, by .our
Powerhouse Spinners. This
was a delight to the senses
and choreographed by Spinner
Captain, Cerce Destin. Thank
you to Joy Railey for the
outstanding makeup on the
At the. beginning of the
of, All is Calm, lights were
turned off and slowly brought
backup to the lute of Stephanie
Deane and Christine Eckstein
on keyboards with support of
the band. Then, as the music
ended, the lights were slowly
brought back down. This was
a great effect for this piece of
music. The Symphonic Band:.
also performed Greensleeves
and another crowd favorite,
Slh-erl Ride.
The great evening of music
left patrons and musicians
looking fo:r\ ard to the 20016
Spring Concert.
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Florida Crackers
Of FTA Schedules
January Activities
The Florida Cracker Chapter
of the Florida Trail Association
has planned a variety of pro-
grams and activities during
January to help you start the new
year right, get some exercise,
meet new friends and enjoy the
great outdoors! The public is
welcome to attend these pro-
grams and activities. Please
contact the activity leader listed
below prior to any event in case
there is a change in the time or
Each Thursday in January
we will be hiking, at the San
Felasco State Preserve in Ala-
chua county. We will meet at
the San Felasco parking lot on
Millhopper Road in Gainesville
at 8:50 a.m. and walk about six
miles on various trails in this
beautiful area. Bring water and
a snack. Contact activity leader
Dot Morrison at (352) 377-7537
or email dotlesslou@aol.com for
information and to sign up.
On Saturday, January 7, we
will have a leisurely day hike on
the Yearling Trail in the Ocala
National Forest .to see a his-
toric area and take a break at a
magnificent old sinkhole. Bring
water, snacks, lunch, hat, sun-
screen, etc. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at
the trailhead on SR 19, approxi-
mately six miles north of SR 40
across from Silver Glen Springs.
Contact activity leader Elizabeth
Van Mierop at (352) 378-4207
or email elizavan@aol.com for
information and to sign up.
Our regular monthly chapter
meeting will be on Thursday,
January 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Doyle Connor Building, 1911
SW 34th Street in Gainesville.
There will be a short business
meeting followed by a presenta-
tion by Park Ranger Julian Stone
on Paynes Prairie State Preserve
and its offerings, plus the many
uses of the Gainesville-Haw-
thorne Rail Trail.
For information contact
chapter chairman Ted Wilkins
at (352) 486-1059 or email
There will be a day hike
on Saturday. January 28, on
the Cross Florida Green" ai
from Santos to the 1-75 land
.bridge, about seven miles.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Santos
Trailhead across from Sheriff
Substation on S 441 between
Ocala and Belleview. Con-
tact activity leader Bob Jones
at (352) 347-5716 or email
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On January 7 and 28 chapter
members will have work hikes
on the Florida Trail to clear the
trail of overgrowth and fallen
debris, repaint blazes, pick up
trash, etc.
Please see the FTA website
http://www.floridatrail.org for
the dates and times of this hike
and contact the leader for infor-
mation and directions.
The Florida Crackers Chapter
of the Florida Trail Association
serves residents of Alachua,
Gilchrist, Levy and Marion
counties. Incorporated in 1964,
the Florida Trail Association is
a nonprofit volunteer organiza-
tion responsible for building,
maintaining, promoting, and
protecting hiking trails across
the state of Florida, with a
special focus on the 1,400-mile
Florida Trail, one of only eight
National Scenic Trails in the
United States. With 17 chap-
ters throughout Florida, the
Florida Trail Association offers
educational opportunities for
people to learn to appreciate
and conserve the natural beauty
of Florida, and provides recre-
ational opportunities for hiking

and camping.
To learn more about the Flor-
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Florida Crackers chapter and
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at www.floridatrail.org.

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Season Has Begun
Prescribed bum season has
begun in North Central Florida.
Between December and April is
the usual time for the Division of
Forestry, landowners and other
land management agencies to
begin increasing the number of
prescribed bums they conduct
on forest lands.
During the winter and early
spring months, the weather
conditions are more favorable to
have prescribed bur situations.
The vegetation on the ground
is in its dormant (or non-grow-
ing) state, humidity is lower and
dispersion rates are higher. A
dispersion index rating is a mea-
surement of how high the smoke
from a fire is expected to rise
into the atmosphere, which less-
ens smoke problems on nearby
roads and for homeowners.
"There are going to be a lot of
prescribed bums conducted in
our area *ihen the weather con-
ditions are right for a good bum
day," said Ludie Ehlers, Wildfire
Mitigation Specialist for the Di-

vision of Forestry. "People are
going to see more smoke on the
horizon and smell the smoke as
they drive around. They should
not assume that it's from a wild-
fire." Statewide, more than 1
million acres of forested lands
are burned each year.
People who are not from rural
areas and who may be new to
this area may not be familiar
with why prescribed burning is
necessary and what the benefits
are. The state of Florida has a
fire-dependent ecosystem and
the vegetation and animals that
depend on those lands 'greatly
benefit from these burs.
Prescribed burning has other
benefits. It helps to restore the
natural life cycles in forests.
"Fire is a vital force to restore
wildlife habitat," said Charlie
Pedersen, Biological Scientist
with the Division of Forestry.
"Rare animals, like gopher tor-
toises, thrive in woodlands after
a prescribed burn. A burned
forest has a better food base
for wildlife, like wiregrass and
shiny blueberry."
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wildfires of 1998, prescribed
burning has become more ac-
cepted throughout the state.
Fire experts attribute the in-
tensity and magnitude of that
fire season to the large amount
of vegetation that had accu-
mulated in forested areas and
wildland-urban interface areas
because prescribed burning had
been decreased due in part to
the negative public perception
of prescribed burning and the
resulting smoke it creates. The
current wildfire situation is not
looking good either. There is
a great deal of hurricane-re-
lated blow down fuels (trees
and other vegetation) on the
ground. The arrangement of
these fuels has gone from hori-
zontal to vertical, which means
that the fires will not move
through an area as fast as they
otherwise would. This creates
more of a problem for radiant
heat caused house fires. An
example would be for the vinyl
siding on a house to melt due to
radiant heat, exposing wooden
trusses which would catch on
fire. Also, vinyl blinds inside
windows would melt, single-
Spaned windows would burst, or
vinyl soffits would melt creat-
ing an opportunity for fire em-
bers to gain access to the now
exposed attic.
"We are trying to mimic
what occurred naturally in for-
Sests years ago due to lightening
strikes," Ehlers said. "Natu-
rally caused fires would burn
unimpeded until reaching a
natural barrier such as a swamp
or river. Now, with the increase
in population and development,
we can no longer allow fire
to burn without taking efforts
to control the situation our-

A Letter To
The Editor
I saw this article by Thomas
SSegel, USMC, RET., and found
it interesting to read. Being
born after World War II, I did
not see the rationing and life
during the War, but I have read
about it and heard from my eld-
ers who were involved with the
efforts on the home front and
those who were involved prior
to being old enough to enlist for
service. I don't remember any
rationing or really any real
knowledge of the Korean War
here at home. We had no'TV at
that time and I was not really
old enough to read the papers,
nor did I listen to the news,
probably spared by my parents
as being too young to under-
When Vietnam came along,
we sat down to the dinner table
with that war, and yet, no one
took real notice unless they had
someone there, or someone go-
ing to go.
Mr. Segel makes some valid
points that perhaps we all
should consider.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149,
Newberry, FL.

Thomas D. Segel is a Texan,
now of Harlingen in the deep
south Rio Grande Valley. A
twice-wounded former combat
correspondent, he retired after
26 years of service in the United
States Marine Corps. Segel
holds eight personal decorations
for valor and meritorious serv-
ice. He also holds the Thomas
Jefferson Awvard for Journalistic
Excellence and was named
Military Writer of the Year.
Segel received his under-

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graduate degree in government
from the University of Texas -
Pan American. He is also de-
greed in English and Journalism
and earned, a Masters degree in
Institutional Advancement from
Vanderbilt University. He is
nationally published in both
print and online media and his
conservative writings are dis-
tributed by the Paragon News
Service. The author of several
books, his Men In Space, pub-
lished by Paladin Press, was
selected for both the national
high school and junior high
school library lists. Mr. Segel
recently retired from a second
career as Director, Division of
Information, Texas Department
of Mental Health and Mental
Retardation, Rio Grande State
Center. He still continues to
serve as a media consultant for
the Health and Human Services
Commission. He is also a past
national president of the United
States Marine Corps Combat
Correspondents Association.
Segel resides in Harlingen,
Texas with his wife Pattie. His
son, Jason ,(a junior high school
athletic coordinator and the
head tennis coach for both high
school and junior high school)
along with his wife Jodi, have
made Tom and Pattie the proud
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Someone Needs To
Start Teaching What
It Means To Support
The Troops
By Thomas D. Segel,
USMC, Ret.,
I often feel that too much
water has passed uuider the
'bridge for me to understand
America of today. Having spent
my youth and middle age in uni-
form, I have always been asso-
ciated with those who placed
God, duty, honor and country
first and foremost in their lives.
Today we are fighting a war
that could last for the remainder
of my ears on planet Earth and
perhaps through every day of
my grand children's existence.
It will eventually impact every
aspect of life in this country.
Yet, I look around today and see
little involvement, less concern
and even denial of hard facts, as
people rush through their rou-,
tines of work, play and the ac-
cumulation of possessions., If
they are not serving in the
armed forces, retired military,
concerned veterans or the fami-
lies of those engaged in action
against the enemy, scant atten-
tion is paid to anything related
to The War on Terror.
I still remember America
during World War II. I was
only a child, but all children
were involved in something to
benefit the war effort. We had
War bond stamp sales at school.
We practiced air raid drills and'
made sure every window had
blackout covers. After school
we collected scrap metal and
scrap rubber. There were paper
drives with the profits going to
the local Red Cross canteens.
My father was in the Coast
Guard Reserve, My mother
worked in a defense plant and
my grandfather was an Air Raid
Warden.' There .was rationing,
with only four gallons of gas a
week. If you wanted to take a
trip, you saved up gas stamps
for months. We had meatless
Tuesday, because the meat was
needed for the boys in uniform.
Cigarettes were rationed, as was
butter, ladies stockings and
chocolate, which was the great-
est sacrifice for a young boy.
The point of all this is, I re-
member a country at war and
everyone participating in
something to bring it to an end...
and do everything possible for
all those who wore the uniform.
I see none of this in the America
of today. But, then I am just an
old guy who still remembers
when our country meant more
than a fast buck, Monday Night
Football, and the latest joke on
the comedy network.

Still Have Questions
On The Medicare
Drug Plans?
On Wednesday, December
28th, SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders), a
volunteer division of the FL
Dept of Elder Affairs, will hold
individual counseling sessions at
the Gilchrist County Library in
Trenton from 10:00 a.m. to 12:
00 p.m.
There is still much confu-
sion in determining which plan
is best for you. While SHINE
cannot make that choice for
you, we will assist you in get-
ting the information you need
to make an informed choice.
If you cannot run the computer
programs yourself or do not
have any family or friends to
help you, we will offer to run the
programs in www.medicare.gov
for you. The Compare Drug
Plans will list at least three
plans that best suit your drug
needs. From there, you can call
the plan company and ask to be
sent the details on the plan (see
pages 97B-97F in the back of the
Medicare and You 2006 book).
It is important that you find out
about your deductible, premium,
drugs covered, drug costs, mail
order options, and whether or
not the 'donut hole' is covered in
each plan. The least expensive
plan may not necessarily be the
best plan in the long run. We
will be happy to go over the plan
details with you and answer any
questions you may have.
As of December 31st, Med-
icaid will no longer be supply-
ing your drugs. As of January
1, 2006, you will need to be'
enrolled in a Medicare Part.D
Prescription Drug Plan to cover
your drugs. It is important that
all people on Medicaid (full
Medicaid or SSI) have received
their 'yellow' letter from the US
Dept of Health and Human Ser-
vices in the last couple of weeks.
This letter explains which plan
you have been assigned if you
do not choose to enroll in a
plan yourself. The letter gives
you the plan name, what your
deductible and premium will
cost you, and the amount your
drugs will cost. It also gives
you the phone number for that
plan. Please call the plap and
ask if each of your drugs will
be covered and how much
each will cost you. Ask if your
favorite pharmacy will be car-
rying the plan. To verify, call
your favorite pharmacy and see
if they say they are to carry this
plan. Most major pharmacy
chains will carry all six of the
Medicaid plans. If you are not
satisfied with your answers,
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the other 5 plans to call. If you
have not received your letter, be
sure to call Medicare at 1-800-
633-4227 and ask which plan
you have been assigned. Ask
for the phone number of the
plan and to be sent a copy of
this letter. If you choose a plan
that has a premium of more
than $27.09, you will pay the
difference in the cost.
For all other Medicaid pro-
grams (QMB, SLMB, Waivers,
Silver Saver, Share of Cost,
Waivers, etc), Medicaid will
no longer be paying for part
or all of the cost of your drugs
as of December 31". If you do
not enroll in a plan by May 15,
2006, HHS will assign a plan
to you (to begin June 1, 2006).
This means that YOU must en-
roll in a program by December
31 to continue to receive drugs
at a discounted cost. Please
bring in your Medicare card
and drug lists or bottles for
us to help you find out which
Medicaid Part D plan is best for
you. Only the Medicaid Qll
(PMBO) program will continue
until September 2007.
Pre-qualifying for Extra
Help in paying your deductible,
premiums, and drugs is still
available through. SSA. Pick
up your forms from a SHINE
counseling site. To qualify
for one of the three groups for
Extra Help you must have an
income of less than $14,355
for a single person with assets
of less than $11,500 or an in-
come of less than $19,245 for
a couple with assets of less than
$23,000. Assets do not include
your home you live in or your
vehicles. Your assets must be
able to be turned into cash in 20
days or less.
Please do not give out any
personal information to any-
one that calls or comes to the
door trying to sell you a drug
plan. Do not give anyone your
Social Security card number,
your Medicare card number,
your bank account number, or
your credit card number over
the phone, or to anyone who
knocks on your door. It is il-
Slegal for anyone to sell these
plans door-to-door.
SFor questions or directions
to a site near you, please call
the Elder Help Line at 1-800-
You and i have a rendezous,
with destiny We will preserves
for our children (America), the
last best hope of man on earth,
or we will sentence them to take
the first step into a thousand
years of darkness. If we fail, at
least let our children and our
children's children say of us we
justified our brief moment here.
We did all that could be done.
--Ronald Reagan





Mrs. Vada L. Fipps
Mrs. Vada L. Fipps of Trenton
died Thursday, December 15,
2005 at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville.
She was 78.
Mrs. Fipps was born in Tren-
ton and was a lifelong resident of
the area. She was a homemaker
and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Earl Fipps.
Mrs. Fipps is survived by two
sisters, Pearl Poole of New-
berry and Seleta Gill of Ormond
Beach; and a brother, Mack Y.
Poole of Trenton.
A funeral service was held
Monday, December 19, 2005
with Mr. Jamey Hines conduct-
ing the service. Interment fol-
lowed at Antioch Baptist Church
Cemetery in LaCrosse.
Arrangements were under the
HOME, Trenton.

Mr. John Jackson
Mr. John Jackson Hicks' of
Bell died Friday, December 16,
2005, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville.
He was 78.
Mr. Hicks was born in Boon-
eville, Arkansas and came to this
area from Okeechobee in 1987.
He retired from the United States
Navy after 24 years of serving
during World War II, Korean
War, and part of Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Elmer Sherman and
Viola Hicks.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his
wife, Betty Jo Hicks :of Bell;
a son, Larry A. Hicks of Plain,
Ohio; two sisters, Wilma Fennell
of Boyce, Louisiana and Lois
Lane of Ontario, Oregon; two
grandchildren: and one great-.
A funeral service was held
Tuesday. December 20. 2005 at
Hiers-Baxle. Funeral Home in
Chiefland with Rev. Lynn Wag-

ner conducting the service. In-
terment followed at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Arrangements were under the

Mr. D.J. Stanley
Mr. D.J. Stanley of Bell died
Saturday, December 3,2005. He
was 81.
Mr. Stanley was born in Santa
Fe and was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife,
Georgia Mae Stanley; a son,
Shanw Stanley of Bell; daugh-
ters, Cheryl Blantorn of Santa
Fe, Phala Boley of Alachua,
Lorrie Goodwin of Salt Springs,
,and Anna Nail of Callahan; 12
grandchildren; and seven great-
A funeral service was held
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
at St. Johns United Methodist
Church in Alachua. Interment
followed at St. Johns Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the

Mr. William G. Trent
Mr. William G. Trent of
Chiefland died Thursday,. De-
cember 15, 2005 in Trenton.
He was 81.
Mr. Trent was born in
Bradenburg, Kentucky and
came to this area from Lan-
sing, Michigan. He worked
for General Motors Automotive
and served in the United States
Navy. He was a member, of
Concord Baptist Church. Mr.
Trent enjoyed riding his bi-
cycle and exercising.
He is survived by his wife,
Laura Trent of Chiefland; two
sons, Rick Trent of Lansing and
Anidy Trent of Chiefland; two
stepsons, William Stalve. and
Harland Stalvey, both of Chief-
land; four daughters. Debby
Trent of Gainesille. Pam Dil-
lon of Cedar Key. Jean Cason




Federal Emergency Management Agenc.
Proposed Flood Ele\ation Determinations for the City of Fanning Springs and the Unincorporated
Areas of Gilchrist County, Florida
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agenc.y IFEMAi, Emergencl Preparedness and Response
Directorate. Department of Homeland Secunty.
ACTION: Proposed Rule.
SUMMAARY: Technical information or comments are solcitedon the proposed and proposed modified Base
I-percent-annual-chance Flood Eleations (BFEs'i sho\n on the Prelirmnar refused Flood Insurance Stud
SFIS I report and Flood Insurance Rate Map i FIRM i for your communities. These BFEs and modified BFEs are
:he basis for the floodplain management measures that each affected commumru is required to either adopt or
show\ evidence of being already. in effect in order to qualif. oi remain qualified for participation in the Naltonal
Flood Insurance Program iNFIPi
DATES: The comment penod is 90 days following the.second publication of this proposed rule in
newspapers of local circulation
ADDRESSES: The FIS report and FIRM show ing the proposed and proposed modified BFEs'and their
delineations are available for inspection at the Communit Mlap Repositones for the communities. The
Community ap Repository addresses are listed below.
Fanning Springs, City or: Maps a ailable for inspection at the Fanning Spnngs City Hall. 17651 Northwest
90th Court, Fanning Spnngs, Flonda 32693
Gilchrist County. Unincorporated Areas: Maps aat able for inspection at the Gilchrist.County Building
and Zoning Department. 209 Southeast First Street. Trenton, Florida 32690.
Interested parties should send comments to the community CEO at the address listed below.
Fanning Springs. City of: Send comments to The Honorable Carol J McQueen. Mayor of the City of
Fanning Spnngs. 17651 Northwest 90' Court. Fanning Springs. Florida 32693.
Gilchrisl County, Unincorporated Areas: Send comments to Mr. Randy Durden,' Chairman of the
SGlchnst Count- Board of Commissioners. PO. Bo\ 37, Trenton, Florida 32693.
FOR FURTHER INFORINMTION CONTACT- Either the Mapping Partner at 386-362-1001, the NFIP
State Coordinator at 850-413-9960. or the Mitigation Division ofFEMIA in Region V at 770-220-5406 and ask
for the Regional Project Officer assigned to \our community, for assistance.
SUPPLEMENTARY INTORNLTION: FEMA gi'es notice of the proposed BFE determinations, in
accordance \w h Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 iPub. L. 93-234); 87 Stat. 980,
u which added Section 1363 to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (Title XIII of the Housing and Urban
Development \ct of 196S .Pub. L. 90-448 i, 42 U.S.C. 4001-4128; and 44 CFR 67.4(a).
These BFEs. together with the floodplain management measures required by 44,CFR 60.3 of the program
regulations, are the minimum that are required. The\ should not be construed to mean the community) must'
change any existing ordinances that are more stnngent in their floodplain management requirements The
community may at any time enact sticker requirements on its o.n. or pursuant to policies established b.
other Federal. State. or regional entities These proposed and proposed modified BFEs are used to meet the
floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and are also used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance
premium rates for new buildings built after the BFEs are made final. and for the contents in these buildings.
Pursuant to the provisions of 5 U.S C 605ibi. the Director. Mitigation Division of the EmergencN
Preparedness and Response Directorate, to \whom authority has been delegated by the Secretar of the L S.
Department of Homeland Security. hereby certifies that the proposed new or modified BFE determinations, if
promulgated. \%ill not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entites A BFE
determination under Section 1363 forms the basis for new local ordinances, which, if adopted by a community.
will gotem future construction \uthin the floodplain area. By themselves, the BFE determinations impose
no restnction unless and until the community voluntarily adopts floodplain ordinances in accord with these
BFEs. Eten if ordinances are adopted in compliance with Federal standards, the BFEs only prescnbe building
height in the floodplain and do not prohibit de elopment. Thus, this action only forms the basis for future local
actions It imposes no new requirement, of itself, it has no economic impact
Lessees and ow. ners of real property in the community listed below are encouraged to review the Preliminary
FIS report. FIR M. and related materials at the Community Map Repository address cited in the table above and
to submit comments to the appropriate community CEOs at the address cited in the table above. The proposed
new or modified BFEs along flooding sources studied by detailed methods are shown on the Flood Profiles
included in the Preliminary copies of the FIS report. The flooding sources studied by detailed methods are as.

Source of Flooding +Elevation in feet
and Location of (NAVD)
Referenced Existing
Elevation Modified Communities Affected

Suwannee River: Gilchrist County
Approximately 1:7 miles +20 +19 (Unincorporated Areas),
downstream of U.S. Route 19 Town of Fanning Springs
Approximately 8.2 miles upstream +32 +31
of Highway 340
Santa Fe Rier: Gilchrist County
Approximately 2 8 miles upstream +38 +37 (Unincorporated Areas)
of State Route 47
Approximately 5.9 miles upstream +41 +40
of State Route 47

+North American Vertical Daitu
Pub. December 22, 29, 2005b.


of Chiefland and Carol Jones of
Eaton Rapids, Michigan; three
stepdaughters, Linda Colson
and Katie Wimberly, both of
Chiefland and Elaine Salisbury
of Plant City; a brother, Arvell
Trent of Trenton; 30 grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grand-
Arrangements were under the
HOME, Chiefland.

Mr. Willie "Buck"
Preston Ward, Jr.
Mr. Willie "Buck" Preston
Ward, Jr. died Wednesday, De-
cember 14, 2005 at All Saints
Nursing Home of Jacksonville.
He was 91.
Mr. Ward was born in Bron-
son on November 19, 1914 to
Willie Preston Ward, Sr. and
Artha Belle Prevatt Ward.
He was a member of St.
Matthew's Catholic Church in
Mr. Ward was preceded in
death by his wife Ruth Anna
Ward; his daughter, Francis
Marion Kidd; and his great-
granddaughter, McKenzie
He is survived by his lov-
ing and devoted daughters,
Patricia Foulk (Dayid), Betty
Crosby (Richard), Kathy Ward,
Mona Bloenk (Dick), and Jan
Ward (Bailey); one sister, Cleo
Brandt; 11 grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held
Saturday, December 17, 2005
at Hardage-Giddens Blanding
Funeral Home Chapel in Jack-
sonville conducted by Father
Luke McLoughlin. Interment
followed at Riverside Memo-
rial Park in Jacksonville,
Arrangements were under
the care of HARDAGE-GID-

Bless 'us Lord, this
Christmas. with 'quietness, of
mind; Teach us to be patient
and aln ays to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice



The Executive Committee and the
Finance Committee of the Florida ;
Crown Workforce Board will meet
on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
at the Florida Crown Employers'
Service Center, 840 SW Main Blvd.,
Lake City, Florida. Meeting time is
11:00 a.m.
This meeting is open to the
Also, the Personnel Committee
will meet on January 11, 2006 at
10:00 a.m. at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center.
Persons(s) interested in
participating who have a disability
requiring special assistance should
contact Brenda Cruz, 386-755-9026
TTY users dial 711 and ask the
operator to dial 386-755-9026.
Notice has been made of this
meeting, through publication, to
comply with the "Government in
the Sunshine" Law.

The Early Learning Coalition of
the Nature Coast serving Citrus,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Sumter
Counties, will be facilitating the
Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Board of Directors
Meetings on the first Wednesday,
of every month at various locations.
The January, February, and March,
2006 meetings will be held at
the Dixie County School District
Building. Hv.Iy 349, South OldTown
Road, Old To%% n Florida, beginning
at 9:00 a.m. Public participation is
The scheduled meeting locations
for April thru June, 2006 will be
announced at a later date. Please
contact the Coalition office at
877-336-5437 if you have any
Pub. December 22, 2005b.

NO. 21-2005-CA-084
PEARL MARTIN, his wife
SPO. Bo 631
Bell, FL 32619-0631 '

S PO. Bo\ 631
SBell. FL 32619-0631

action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Gilchnst
.Count. Florida
Lot 3, .Lumber Camp Spnngs
Subdivision. a subdivision recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 26. public
records, Gilchrist County, Florida.
-AND- ALSO the following
described personal property being
on/and a par of the abo e descnbed
real property:
One used 1995 Meri double
wide mobile home, ID No.
has beenfiled against you and you
are required to ser'e a copy of your
written defenses. ifanm. to it on Dale
C Ferguson. Plaintiff's .ttbrney,
% hose address is PO Bo Il, Lake
Ciry. Flonda 32056-0111. on or
before January 16. 2006. and file the
original ith the Clerk of this Court
either before ser ice on Plaintiff's
Attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
Against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 14th day of December,
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Lindsay Ayers
Deputy Clerk
.Pub. December 22,; 29, 200b.

CASE NO. 21-2005-CA-083
his wife,
(last known address)
P.O. Box 1874
Trenton, FL 32693
Complaint Foreclosing Contract
For Deed On Real Estate has been
filed against you on the following
described property:
OTTER SPRINGS, a subdivision
as recorded in Plat Book Two (2),
Page Fifty (50), public records
of Gilchrist County, Florida and
containing 5 acres mol.
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is P.O. Box 1129, Chiefland,
FL 32644-1129, on or before January
18, 2006, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney' or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on December 13th,
Clerk of Court
BY: Lindsay Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub, December 22, 29, 200b.

TO: Juan C. Hernadez
2950 NW 101st Street
Branford, Florida 32008

Wachovia Bank, National
& Hiday & Ricke, PA.
P.O. Box 550858
Jacksonville, Fl,orida 32255

that pursuant to a writ of Execution,
Instructions for Levy issued in the
Circuit Court of Suwannee County,
Florida, on the 6 day of May, 2002,
in ihe cause \\herein First.Union
National Bank :of Flonda %as. a
plauntif and Juan C Herenrandez
was defendant being case number
612002CC0000144 in said court,
pursuant to the November 10, 2005
instrucitons to levy from Jeffrey R.
Becker. Esquire of Hiday & Ricke,
P.A. per Judgment Lien Certificate
filed October IS, 2005 and assigned
file number J05000158425, with,
Juan C. Hernandez as the judgment
debtors, of said court.
I, David P. Turner, as Sheriff
of Gilchrist County, Florida,
have levied upon the right, title
and interest of defendant, Juan
C.. Hernandez, in the following
described property, to wit:
Vin #JT3HN87R729065602;
Title #92433144
and on the 26th day of January,
2006 at the south door, which is
the side entrance of the Gilchrist
County Courthouse, in the City of
Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida;
at the hour of 11:00 A.M. or as
soon thereafter as possible, I will
offer for sale all the said defendant's
property, rights, title and interest
in the aforesaid property at public
outcry and will sell the same to the
highest and best bidder or bidders
for CASH, the proceeds to be
applied as far as may to the payment
and satisfaction of the described
Pub. December 22, 29, 2005 and
January 5, 12, 2006b.

I Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs [
At 463-7135

Attention Most Wanted
If, you have a warrant or summons, you may turn
yourself into the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office
located at 9239 S. US Hwy 129 in Trenton. To avoid
processing delays for first appearance, please show up at
the Sheriffs Office no later than 5:00 am. In addition,
at anytime of the day or night, you may call the GCSO
Communications Center at (352) 463-3181 andask for a
deputy sheriff tb pick you up.
Tipsters can remain anonymous.





Oil Changes

Southern Tire & Brake
626 North Main Street Trenton


In loving memory of David "Old Man"Houser
1935 2004


"The Great White Hunter"
It was just a year ago that you left us no more to
roam and went to be with Jesusin His Heavenly
Home. Merry Christmas. We miss and love you. You
will always be in our hearts and life forever.
Your Wife Kathryn,
children, grandchildren,
and great grandchildren.

irage 3ixteenl

CASE NO. 21-2005-CP-0049
The administration of the estate
of Atha Z. Wooley, deceased, whose
date of death was November 10,
2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gilchrist County, Florida,
Probate Division, File Number
21-2005-CP-0049; the address of
which is 112 S. Main Street, P.O.
Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
The date of first publication of
this Notice is December 22, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Barbara Coulthurst.
172 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1337
Mayo, FL 32066
Attorney for Personal
Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar No. 085750
VanNess & VanNess P.A.
1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
Pub. December 22, 29, 2005b.

.i :.Seale'd'rttsPa'ea 11%'tebyri'nvYtbed
for five (5) Self-Cdotained Breath-
ing Apparatus. Specifications and
requirements may be obtained from
Gilchrist County Administrator's
Office, 209 SE first Street, Trenton,
FL. Sealed bids are to be submitted
no later than 12:00 p.m., on Decem-
ber 30, 2005. Bids will be opened
at 12:05 p.m. at the Gilchrist County
Administrator's Office. Bids will
be reviewed by the board of County
Commissioners on January 3, 2006.
It is the bidder's responsibility to as-
sure that the bid is delivered on date,
location and time specified herein.
Bids, which for any reason are not
so delivered, will not be considered.
Gilchrist County reserves the right
to amend this bid after awarding
of bid. Bid must contain an original
signature or printed in ink. Bidder's
name should also appear on each
page of bid sheet(s). Gilchrist
County reserves the right to refuse
any and all bids.
Pub. December 22, 2005b.


Donrro Cvt..n

Case No. 21-2005-CA-76
WANDA L. ROBERTS, his wife
HELENE HAVLICK, if living,
and if deceased her heirs, admin-
istrators and assigns,
Address Unknown
AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, under,
or against HELENE HAVLICK, or
her heirs,, administrators and as-
signs, as well as all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein de-
action to quiet title to the following
property in Gilchrist County, Flor-
ida, to-wit:
Tracts 6, 7 and the South
1/2 of Tract 8 of an unrecorded
subdivision known as A. D.
Destin property in the SE 1/4
of the SW 1/4 of Section 7,
Township 8 South, Range 15
East, Gilchrist County, Flor-
ida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the NW cor-
ner of the SE 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of Section 7, Township 8
South, Range 15 East, Gil-
christ County, Florida; run
thence S 00 deg.-07 min. 40
sec. E, along the West line of
said SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
359.76 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning. From said Point of
Beginning, thence continue S
00 deg. 07 min. 40 sec. E,
315.00 feet; thence run N 89
deg. 08 min. 55 sec. E, 696.18
feet; thence run N 00 deg. 07
min. 40 sec, E, 315.00 feet;
thence run N 89 deg. 17 min.
05 sec. W, 695.76 feet back to
the Point of Beginning.
TRACT 6, being more par-
ticularly described as follows:
Commence at the NW cor-
ner of the SE 1/4 of the SW
1/4 of Section 7, Township 8
South, Range 15 East, Gil-
christ County, Florida, for a
point of reference. Thence run
along the West line of said SE
1/4 of SW 1/4 S 00 deg. 11 ,
min. 53 sec. W, 547.33 feet to
and for the Point of Beginning.
Thence continue S 00 deg. 11
min. 53 sec. W, 125.19 feet;
thence run S 89 deg. 06 min.
54 sec. E, 696.07 feet; thence
run N 00 deg. 05 min. 51 sec.
E, 125.19 feet; thence run N
8.9 deg. 06, min. 54 sec: W,
695.85 feet to the Point of BtV
(Parcel Account No. 07-08-
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses to, it, if any,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is Post Office Box 1354, Bronson,
Florida 32621, on or before Janu-
ary 5, 2006, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either,
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or peti-
Dated this 30th day of Novem-
ber 2005.
Clerk of Court
By: Lyndsay Parrish
Deputy Clerk
Pub. December 8, 15, 22, 29,


TMTTPCThAV T)rIP1MT P'1 -?- ,00'


Page Seventeen

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P.
Weekly Sheriff's Report For
Week Ending
December 19,2005
On December 12, 2005,
Antonio J. Pereira, date of
birth, 10/30/56, was arrested on
charges of Aggravated Battery,
Violation of Probation/Driving
While License Suspended or
On December 12, 2005, Rui
A. Pereira, date of birth, 3/28/
82, was arrested on the charge of
Aggravated Battery.
On December ,12, 2005,
Michael S. Hutchins, date of
birth, 9/15/80, was arrested
on the charge of Violation of
Battery on a 12 15 Year Old.
On December 13, 2005,
Ashley N. Ergle, date of birth,
6/28/86, was arrested on the
charge of Burglary of Structure/
On December 13, 2005,
Christina C. Piccini, date of
birth, 12/23/49, was arrested on
the charge of Failure to Appear/
Uttering Forged Bank Check:
On December 14, 2005, Lisa
M. Richard, date of birth, 11/
26/65, was arrested on charges
of Violation of Probation/
Possession of Cocaine .and
Violation of Probation/
Possession of Controlled
On December 15, 2005, Kevin
E. Dowell, date of birth, 8/28/73,
was arrested on the charge of
Driving under the Influence.
On December 15, 2005,
Jennifer L. Trakas, date of
birth, 10/09/83, was arrested
on a Gilchrist County Warrant
with two counts of Failure to
Appear/Worthless Checks and
an Alachua County Warrantwith
the charge of Worthless Checks.
On December 15, 2005,
Stacey M. Roberts, date of birth,
12/6/83, was arrested on charges
of Violation of Probation and
Failure to Appear.
On December 15, 2005,
Melissa N. Con\%\.,. date of
birth, 7/4/78, was arrested
on charges of Failure to
Appear/Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Disorderl)
SIntoxication, i-Resist without
Violence. -.7 -
On December 15. 2005. Gary
M. VanWinkle, S/17/80, \"as
arrested on charge of Dealing
Sin Stolen PropertN. Forger. and
Uttering Forged Instrument.
On December .17, 2005,
Braulio. H. Lopez. date of

birth, 3/26/86, was arrested
on the charge of Violation
of Probation/ Driving While
License Suspended or
On December 18, 2005,
Rachel L. Jarnett, date of birth,
12/8/85, was arrested on charges
of Trespass after Warning and
Attempted Escape.

Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Davkin Properties, LLC to
Kevin G. Zimmerman, general
warranty deed, $110,000. Lot
105, the east 28 feet of Lot 106,
Lots 125 and 126, Ayers Estates.
Sidney Hodge to Sidney and
Mary Anna Hodge, quit claim
deed, $10.
A.D. Andrews to Mac C. John-
son, warranty deed, $1,540,000.
Property located off CR 232.
Dana M. Stahlheber and Jef-
frey Brown to 6879 JWR LLC,
warranty deed, $115,000. Lot 18,
Foothill Farms, Unit 1.
Valerie Jean Bates to K. Wil-
liam Avery, quit claim deed, $ 10.
Lot 7, Oak Hill.
K. William Avery to K. Wil-
liam Avery and Ethel M. Avery,
quit claim deed,$ 10. Lot 7, Oak
Colin C. Shepherd and Irue S.
Sheppard to Betty Anne Carter
and Candace Anne Renforth,
warranty deed, $10. Lots 18,
19, 20, Block B, Wannee on the
God's Land Stewards LLC to
JAC Investments, LLC, corpo-
rate warranty deed, $10,000. Lot
6 of Riverview Estates.
JAC Investments, LLC to
Melvin Simmonds, corporate
warranty deed, $25,000. Lot 6,
Riverview Estates.
Virgil V. Wayne and Alice L.
Wayne as Trustees of the Wayne
Family Revocable Living Trust,
to Ray and Frances Sanders,
warranty deed, $10.
REPJHB, Inc. to Entrust Mid-
west, LLC, FBO Diana Lynn
Miller, warranty deed, $49,900.
Lot 6,.Oak Leaf.
Robert L. Phillips to Dan
Bromley, warranty deed, $40,000.
Lot 9 and 10, block 3, Suwannee
River Estates South.
TRC Properties, Inc. and
BMW Holdings, Inc. to Michael
Fowler and M.E. McDougal,
Inc., warranty deed, $360,000.
Randy, A. Colson to .Harold
. and Martha. A. Flov\ers. quit
claim deed. 579,100.
SMarvin E. Hines ard Amanda
N. Hines to Amanda N. Hines,
quit claim deed, $10. Lot 1,
Sanders Oaks.
Earl H. Olcott to Lillian K.
Lescenski as Trustee under

9.7 ACRES OF OAKS & PINES. Deeded horse riding
trails throughout subdivision. Property has well, septic
& power. Older mobile home of no xalue, remote &
build your dream home. Call Kimberly Hill,
352-215-1538. $85,000.#241089
10 ACRES of planted pines with scattered hardwoods.
2004. General Manuf. home. w/large metal storage
*workshop. Located close to Bell, High Springs &
Trenton. Call Perry W. McDonald, Jr. 352-278-0310.
$175,000. #242699
FAMILY RETREAT in the country with 2 manuf.
mobile homes. both with separate well & septic on 10
acres of planted pines. OnlN mins. to High Springs,
Trenton or Bell. Call Perry W. McDonald. Jr.
352-278-0310. $215,000. #242588
5.25 ACRE PARCEL in Gilchrist Co. 3BR, 2BA, 1680
Sq. Ft. Well maintained home. minutes from 3
outstanding recreational springs Property includes
20x20 pole barn, O1x10 metal shed & 8x8 pump house.,
Call John Humphrey. 352-278-1152. $225,000. #242894
BEAUTIFUL ACRE LOT in Three River Estates with
huge old oaks! Private Santa Fe River access to boat,
ramps and picnic areas. Close to Spring, low Suwannee
taxes. Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-592Q. $29,900.
MAGNIFICENT 10 ACRES, partially wooded with
septic and well. Minutes from Springs, O'Leno State
Park, & I-75. Need to get away, this is the place. Come
& enjoy the wildlife. Make your dreams a reality. Call
Paul Rozzi, 359-9799. $130,000. #241057
ROLLING 10 ACRES of lush pasture just waiting for
you '& your horses to relax in the country. Perfect to
build or bring in a Manuf. home. Call William Gillespie,
352-225-1921. $i35,000. #242576
GREAT HOMESITES with lots of possibilities. Some
Oaks on property. 2 separate parcels that are being.sold
together. Owner will not split. 1 parcel is 5 acres & the
other is 8.2 acres. Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920.
$174,900. #239205

Lillian K. Lescenski Revocable
Trust, warranty deed, $240,000.
God's Land Stewards, LLC
to SRT Investments Inc., cor-
porate warranty deed, $12,000.
Lot 46, Riverview Estates.
Joan H. Miller to Capital Re-
sources Financial Group, LLC,
warranty deed, $10. Lot 27,
Unit 1, Emerald Farms.
Barry Duncan and Maria
Glidden to Capital Resources
Financial Group, LLC, quit
claim deed, $10. Lot 27, Unit
1, Emerald Farms.
Jerrel R. and Virginia J. De-
Wees to Gregory L. and Steph-
anie M. Horsepian, warranty
deed, $81,000.
Jerrel R. and Virginia J. De-
Wees to Gregory L. and Steph-
anie M. Horsepian, warranty
deed, $81,000.
Robert L. Odom Jr. to Errol
C. and Shelley M. Punancey,
warranty deed, $125,000.
Gerald Thompson to NRLL
East, LLC, warranty deed,
$16,000. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5,
Unit 3, Sun N' Fun.
Erica Rain McElroy to Biv-
ens Properties, Inc., quit claim
deed. Lot 129, Waccasassa
Campsites, Unit 1.
Hilda J. Aderholt, f/k/a, Hil-
da J. Crews to David M. Lang,
Jr. and Carol A. Lang, warranty
deed, $40,000.
Julius V. and Norma J.
Petroczy to Giuseppe and
Rita Caraleri, warranty deed,
$189,000. Parcel 25, Gilchrist
Davkin Properties, LLC to
Kevin G. Zimmerman, general
warranty deed, $70,000. Lot
104 and Lot 127, Ayers Es-
Thomas G. Frazer to Ken-
neth B. and Karlene D. Jack-
son, general warranty deed,
$20,000. Lot 15, Block 12,
Suwannee River Estates South.
The Koop of Trenton, Inc.

to William Donohue and Law-
rence Tierney, warranty deed,
William Donahue and
Lawrence Tierney to Charles
A. Stubley, warranty deed,
William Donahue and
Lawrence Tiemey to Charles
A. Stubley, warranty deed,
Suzanne D. Bailey to Lois
A. Livingston, warranty deed,
$105,000. Parcel 2, Southfork
Michael P. Casey and Con-
cetta D. Casey to Michael D.
and Marta M. Rozecki, war-
ranty deed, $175,000. Lot 11,
Suwannee River Heights. -
REPJHB, Inc. to Ronald E.
and Teresa L. Parrish, warranty
deed, $17,500. Lot 5, Easley
Frank H. and Priscilla Duf-
fey to Roy and Donna Durden,
warranty deed, $75,000.
Kaye Carlisle to Helen Lalin
for Life Estate Only, warranty
deed, $1.
David Bruce and Alice Faye
Wiggins to Scott and Tonya
Wiggins, general warranty
deed, $0.
Walter F. and Joyce Norton
to Luke E. and Molly K. Grant,
warranty deed, $42,000.
Richard N. Herdon and
Joseph B. Dell to Robert C'.
Owen to Danette Belcher, a/k/a
Jacqueline Danette Belcher,
warranty deed, $38,000. Lot
13, Honey Bee Farms.
Herman Shane and Deana
Kay Carlisle to Brad Dean and
Tonya Lynn Davis, general
warranty deed, $55,000. Lot
21, Sanders Oaks.,

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S 17871 U.S: Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL32693,
Suwannee Branch Office 352) 542-9007
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19.59 acres of fenced &
cross-fenced improved improved
pasture. 3 BR/2 BA concrete block
home with huge screened porch and.
a front porch covering the entire
front of home. 30x42 pole barn.
This is an excellent setup for horses
or cows, all fencing in excellent
shape Coneniend,l located on
Gilchrist Lei County Line.
$399,900. ICR.'49o4 )i

MOBILE HOME on 5+/- wooded
acres. This property has a lot to
offer. Open floor plan & large 12x30
multiple purpose room. Large. RV
carport w/concrete floor, two sheds.
and more. Conveneint to Chiefland.
$155,000. (LMH-750459-K)

*PRICE REDUCED** Very nice
3 BR/2 BA DWMH on beautifully
landscaped .7 ac. lot This home
features a covered deck all the way
across the front with a covered
wood deck on the rear, A/C unit less
than a year old, fenced yard, two
gold fisfl/koi ponds, all on paved
street. Close to shopping, schools,
the Suwannee River beautiful
springs, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Sellers will look at offers. $2,000.
bonus to selling agent. *Shown by
Appointment Only** $93,500.
(LMH-749983-JW) 352-463-6144
or 542-0009.

%ill consider financirg on a lease to
own program! Located in the
peaceful. town of Suliannec at the
mouth of the Suwannee River, this 2
BR/2 BA elevated frame home is
situated, overlooking a quiet
saltwater canal in back. and in front
,you have marsh views with the Gulf
of Mexico beyond. It's the best of
both worlds! With a wrap-around
deck you cjn really enjoy, the
coastal beauty. Come and go deep
sea or fresh water fishing,
scalloping, conoeing, manajee or
bird watchingg or iust rela\ and enjoy
the ftiendl) lt n of Suuwannee,
$279,900. (DW-749162-JM)

City of Chiefland. Near schools,
shopping, etc. Monthly income of
$1,025/month. Invest for the future
with income property. $130,000.
(LR-749801) 352-493-2221.

BR/2 BA home in the City of
Chiefland with over 1,350 sq. ft. of
living area. Nice family room'with
fireplace. Reasonably priced @
$89,500. (LR-750712) 352-493-2221.

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rusty, broken, ugly, dead, alive,
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Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am,
except June, July, and August. New
members, winter residents or local
citizens can be sure of a warm wel-

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PAINTING: Reasonable prices, de-
pendable, insured and professional.
Shamrock Services, 352-463-1212
day or evening and weekends.

IRON FREE'S own high purity
MANDOX wide-spectrum/triple
action filtration system removes
iron, tannin, sulfur, manganese,
turbidity, bad taste, bad odor. Kills
bacteria. No more stained fixtures,
dingy clothes. Low cost,low main-
tenance, guaranteed. Call today for
tion. $795 to $1,995. IRON-FREE
Well Water Company, Inc., Roy
Jones, Opr. Mgr. 352-542-9817 or
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CBC017140 Custom homes built
on your lot. Precision Development,
PO'Box 249, 26761 SE Hwy. 19,
Old Town, 352-542-8416.

Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray,
Sears, MTD, Briggs, Kohler,
Robin, and Honda. Blades for most
Beauchamp Saw Shop
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STUMP!: We grind them all. Langs-
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visit our shop & main office at 1471
NE 512 Avenue. 100's of stones in
stock, computer specialist to assist
you in creating a lasting tribute to
the life of your loved one.

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HOLIDAYS? One time clean-up or
regular service. Inside, outside, win-
dows or anything. References. Call
Peggy at 386-935-4406.

INC.: New construction, additions,
remodeling, decks, pole barns, etc.
Licensed and Insured. RG0066812.
Owner Tim Daughtery 352-486-

stucco, permanent mobile home
skirting. Free Estimates. 6789 SE
70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-5542,
214-3702. Fax 352-472-1024.

ABL HAULING, garage, yard, re-
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appliance, pressure washing. Free
estimates and 8 years experience.
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Office: (352) 463-9001
1310 N. Main Street Bell, FL 32619
Cell: (352) 222-8575
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Email: rankinranch@juno com

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Licensed Real Estate Broker

32.8 ACRES ON US 129
MLS# 749799

.5 ACRE LOT in Bronson. City water and sewer. 2 lots available......................REDUCED..........$ 17,500 MLS# 750443 and 750444
1 ACRE LOT North of Bell. Home or mobile home acceptable. Great price $ 22,500 MLS# 750509
1 ACRE LOT WEST OF BELL. mile from boat ramp on Suwannee River....................PENDING...........24,900 MLS# 750441
1 ACRE CORNER LOT. West of Bell. High, dry and buildable $ 27,900 MLS# 750442
1.25 ACRE LOT IN HOMES ONLY SUBDIVISION. Spring Ridge PENDING............ 34,900
3.3 ACRES PLANTED PINES with Santa Fe River access, high and dry PENDING...........$ 47,900 MLS # 749311
2/2 MH IN BELL on city lot Owner financing .... 69,900 MLS# 750043
5 ACRES IN NORTHERN GILCHRIST CO., nice pasture grass $70,000
5 ACRE.LOT, Northern Gilchrist county; scattered trees & grass; home or mobile home $ 76,900 MLS# 750360
1.03 ACRES WITH 1994 RV with slideout room, metal shelter, plane hanger, & more $ 79,500 MLS# 750381
6 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD; wooded; CR 138 $ 84,900 MLS# 750510
10 WOODED ACRES NEAR SANTA FE RIVER. Off CR 138 $ 140,000 MLS# 749642
5 ACRES ON PAVED ROAD, CR 337 Comer lot.................................. .......$ 144,900 MLS# 750222
10 ACRES 2 MILES WEST OF BELL can be divided..................................................:.......... ...$ 145,000 MLS# 749644
10 ACRES WITH WELL, SEPTIC, POWER POLEjust East of Bell $ 149,000 MLS# 750467
4 ACRES IN THE TOWN OF BELL w/power pole, septic and well..............................................$ 150,000 MLS# 749862
11 ACRE PARCEL 2 MILES WEST OF BELL can be divided into two tracts $159,500 MLS# 749645
3/2 DWMH ON 10 ACRES with 40'x40' pole barn. Half wooded, half cleared $ 165,000 MLS# 749951
3/2 SITE-BUILT HOME ON 5 ACRES in North of Bell $ 225,000 MLS# 749723
21 ACRES JUST WEST OF BELL; Can be divided, 10 or 11 ac tracts available $ 304,500 MLS # 749643
3/2 ON 10 ACRES WEST OF BELL; CB/Stucco home built 2004; like new $ 319,000 MLS# 750629
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FANTASTIC SANTA FE RIVER HOME Large 4/3 home on approx. 22 acres with
550' of Santa Fe River Frontage. "What a river view" and loaded with turkey & deer!
Property is close to Suwannee River by water, in the country yet close to conveniences
too!! It even has it's own nice boat ramp. Includes 3 extra RV ports and 2 shop/storage
buildings. $795,000.
2 ACRES ON THE SUWANNEE RIVER in strong motor boating area, 2 acres w/
well, septic & power. Complete w/camper on stilts, large decks cable suspension
bridge. 200' on the river, lot buildable for 1200 sq ft house. $110,000.
10 ACRES ON THE SUWANNEE 510' of riverfront, beautiful woods, quiet, se-
cluded and private. Complete with in-ground septic tank, 4" well, power, buildable and
in good motor boating area one mile north of Santa Fe. $399,000.
2 ACRES ON SUWANNEE RIVER- across from "The Cove" restaurant. 360(+) feet
of riverfront. Complete with 4" well, septic tank & power. $125,000.
ONE-HALF ACRE WOODED LOT near Santa Fe River & Management Property
ONE-HALF ACRE WOODED CAMPING LOT near the Santa Fe River $8,500.
-2 ACRES ON SUWANNEE at Charles Springs beautiful, wooded lot, buildable!
A NICE RIVER LOT on Suwannee River near Royal Springs nice area.
A LARGE LOT ON THE SANTA FE RIVER great location, good motor boating
area, near springs. $145,000.
Land & Acreage
247 ACRES Prime land on more than mile of highway frontage in Suwannee Coun-
ty. Nice 3/2 CB home, detached garage with upstairs apartment, 75 acres of beautiful
pines, approx 160 acres in cropland, 3 wells & other amenities!! Fantastic development
potential, centrally located to just about everything in North Central Florida. Shown by
appointment only! $3,250,000. Can be developed into 5 acre tracts!!
34.61 ACRES IN CENTRAL SUWANNEE COUNTY Very nice piece of land on
a paved road; surveyed and platted into 3 pieces if you need it subdivided, can be four
pieces, mostly open with some nice trees. $485,000.
4 ACRES OF ANICE WOODED TRACT with a mix of nice pines & oaks; Suwan-
nee County. $49,500.
2 LOTS ADJACENT TO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY- deeded access to private park/
boat ramp on Santa Fe River. The best neighborhood you can find. $29,900.
.ONE BEAUTIFUL .88 ACRE WOODED LOT near Santa Fe River. Elevation
survey included showing standard septic system approvable for new home. $32,900. :
state lands, all buildable in homes only area, convenient to boat ramps and private park.
A fantastic investment opportunity! $110,000.
4 PLUS WOODED ACRES nice location in North Gilchrist County., Bell School
District. County maintained road. Only $79,900.
SQUARE 10 ACRES- Open pasture land, fenced. Bell school district. $125,000.
10 ACRES SQUARE Some open land and some nice trees close to Branford.
8 ACRES nice open field fur yvor nec, home horses. etc Close to Branford. Only
indirunal u ih IoLs ol Ironnuge on Hiighi, 90 eat1 in Ljke Cmr. Flo'rida Majn, jmren
Ibe and lots of square feet of buildings to uise our entrepreneunal idllks nd make thli
going business grow e.en more. Only $425.0.i0
DO'YOU WANT A LIVE-IN BUSINESS Thi plaiUe could fit your needs!r'Nice barE.
and pool room. Great living quarters. Good location in Jasper, Florida. Call us for
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(352) 463-7075 JEANC. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
i352) 463-7,30_' FAX .t:it Iit I t. Ir ,cLcrln i'," c,,,
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton. Florida 32693
Just Reduced (From $375,000i--A 10-ACRE -MINI" FARM I%/RANCH HOME IN Nw LEVY: 3 BR BA Spcic.aii (CB btull home
'o er 2900 inide i q f i. wilh-t6 42n metal barn. frame .:.rkin.op. duck'i.h pond a morn.e on 10 qualnl lfr.ced .:re Inr.Je I a lull living,
dining. famil\ Florida & bonus room, 2 fireplaces & m.ore Propen., located along paed CR-336 :c.ulh Ci. Chufriand Oners are
morn.iaed Io .ell....349.900.
NEVLLY-BUILT HOME AT BUCK BAY S/D IN CHIEFLAND:3 BR.2 BA Ju.t coripleied. this new CB.'Acrc.eie-bhill home has all
ihe bells & hrlile. oier 1.900 minde sq ft a h i called celings, tile & wood flooring, plenty of wood c.abtirtr.o'"-iim counters in
ipaiois kLichen. 2.car garage. .ecunr) ys;em & ourer lighting, central vac &:more. All on treed landscaped one-acre tract, close to US-19
& Mar.see Stale Park...$290.000.
BRICK RANCH HOME CLOSE TO TRENTON: 3 BRi. BA Neat. clear. home is li paciou Noraean..aibn.:k ]I a high qud ir
hormeriee. on a landscaped 29 )-cre Iract jUI weest oS f ron ineart., SR.-20 Oii.lde has 3 outit.Uldingi including larIe gai. fge ork:r.op.
hasi fencing foi roire.'tie,hicck. ltu nice mil\ o i oa. pine & pecan nree.s Inide he large grean'oom' replacee full e-r ice k!lchen riil.ng
porch and more...$239.900.
RIVER-AREA HOMES & ACREAGE, NEAR TO OLD TOHN IN DIXIE: h BR.55 BA Two CB-budl hc.me:, alone "ilh eleien
,2.'acre Iracis al land;aiped. large neesi. Iocaied ai pri afe ner S/D right by Nature Coast 'Rails-Trails', r er brijge'ial I i9t) 'q ij
home has 90' along mhe nrer. with deck & floating dock. r er-side eletaled porch, 2-car garage & more. 2nd home i oer 2.-00 .q ft
inside, 16x36 covered ouer deck i .rhot rubi, 20%244 workihop;ponlier bldg., bonus rooms & 1/2 bath ipc. .ble In.a h a iiiei. full,
landscaped on one acre. call Jean or Jim for full deai or, ih,-i special property, with great waterfront & new home-site opportunity for
inael or...$1.000.000.

5.35 ACRES SlUVANNEE RIVER FRONTAGE AT SHADY BEND AREA: Nice blend of riverfront & wooded privacy, for this 5+
acre ract ionh of Rock Bluri Has as eprnc ', ren already in place. alory w irh o ner building.RV F.ermni for eventual home-site. Property
ls also fenced.'gjaed. localed 3 Shady Bend SiD & Air Park...$149,900.
PASTURE/FENCED ACREAGE & QUALITY DV4 MANUFACTURED: 3 BR/2 BA H'ell.kept 19'-)3 2"60 'Homoe. lh aiurihed
2-ide carpon & s-creened back porch located on landsaped 5.acre iracr. clome to Bell & CR-341 Has lar.e grearrno m ,plit.plan laoul.
ith spacious master mule Omer F'eatdres include pole barn room for horre pace. workshop. 28 .round poc.l & noroe- call or e-mrrl for
lull informauon... 159.900.
condlnon. on I 04-acre Iractlrace m'il of teei/open ipace'i, hi board ifercicing n f'r Locaied nrcnh ol Bell. ih quick t cce'i Ik LIS 129
.& CR 340. Owner says o1 present of'ers...$92,000.
DOUBLE-WIDE ON CANAL LOT NEAR SUN SPRINGS: 3 BRr2 BA Well-kepi 1988 'Fleerod'a,' manc'-rtured I..aield on a quiel
area near to both the Suaarnee and Sun & Hin Spnring 60\12 Iraci has 60' fronLtge along.a ipnng canal. and .asi' dock by water.
M/Home could also be rental investment--call for details...$89,900.
NEAT & CLEAN 'HOMES-MERIT' IN FANNING SPRINGS: 3 BR/2 BA Ver fire. well-kepl 27,63 Manufactured home, has full
spacious rooms, fireplace in large family room, lots of counter/cabinet space for klrchen .aifill apphlancesi all on 100x300 tract with
privacy fencing, paved road frontage along Joppa Church Road & more...$84,900.
VERY NICE, AFFORDABLE TRENTON MANUFACTURED: 2 BR/1 BA: Owner has refurbished this 14x60 1995 M/Home, with
new carpeting, full cleaning/pressure-washed, located at Ayers Estates S/D. Has roomy, living room, BR's & spacious bath, plenty of
cabinetry & prep island in kitchen/dining area...$46,800.
AFFORDABLE MANUFACTURED IN TRENTON: 2BR/1 BA: Well-kept & comfortable 14x48 M/Home, close to SR-47 & US-129;
has numerous outbuildings/workshop, attached carport & more...$19,900.
44 ACRES, MIX OF WOODS/OPEN SPACE; IN EAST GILCHRIST: Over 40'acres, ready for family or gentleman's farm/home-site
east of Trenton; has paved frontage along CR-337, and an older home-site on property (improvements being sold in 'as is' condition)--call
or e-mail our office for full details...$638,000."
30 ACRES -PASTURE PROPERTY IN WEST GILCHRIST: Thirty rolling acres, with large oaks/pines along boundaries, ready for Ag
use or large home-site. Located close to CR-232 & CR-344 near Hart Springs...$399,900.
4+ ACRES NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Located amongst nice mix of well-kept built & manu. home-sites, mostly pasture 4.2-acre tract
ready for new home-site, within short drive to Fanning Springs andTrenton...$73,000.
BUILDABLE TRACT NEAR MANATEE SPRINGS: Nicely wooded 100x200 tract located along paved Camp.Azalea Road (near to
Manatee State Park west ot Chiefland). Well-kept built & M/H home-sites nearby... $25,000.
AFFORDABLE BUILDABLE TRACT NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Wooded 100x100 property, near to SR-26, 'Rails-to Trails' &
more in west part of Gilchrist, ready for built or manufactured home-site...$9,900.
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of ourlistings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:

Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357

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Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427


Help Wanted J

Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent. Contact the District Office foi
an application and more informa-

Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications
for our Highly Qualified Substi-
tute Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or
former teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once approved,
highly qualified substitutes would
be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situa-
tions where there is a long-term
absence in a core subject area. All
other daily substituting would be
at current daily rates. Contact the
District Office for an application
.and more information.

Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified ap-
plicants. F-leI i ble training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the drid er portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For in-
formation or questions, contact the
Transportation Department at (352)

Obtain and submit .application to
Gilchrist Clountyl School District,
3!0 N\\ I IthAvenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) -6.-3200.
Application nma be downloaded at
\n % gilchristschoois org'Person-

S Attach resume and any
additional informauon as
necessary\ All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
%%ll be Inter% ieed
Applicatons nill be accepted
until p ro-in; are tilled.
EEO Drug Free WVorkpl.ice
Sn ci Gi(lchnstSchoc'ls org

Ihich House is Right for You?
Looking at houses ctn be
confilug Grouping several in .
day 'can mke the process e.en
more mind boggling II is
important for \ou 10 look t ejich
house carefully My goal is Ibat
once you read this article, you will.
be better prepared when looking at
the ne home for your family
Taking notes is a good way to
keep houses straight Witing
down the features that you like,
and the ones h ou disrke is good
inormnanon. The Realtor that you
are working with should have a
copy of the MLS sheet available.
This..is a perfect place for note
taking, as the important
information 'about that specific
house isincluded.
Along with taking notes, bring
your digital camera. Looking at
the house through your eyes is the
most important view. Marketing
photos may not embellish the
features that you are interested in,
and not the Realtor's view
-Also, write down the feelings you
get while in the home. A number
of Buyer's have expressed to me.
that they knew as. soon as they
walked in the home, that it felt like
home. Imagine if you were
already living there, picture your
belongings, and decorations in the
Include any cosmetic changes
that you would like done to the
home. Also do not forget the
outside of the home, imagine the
landscaping you like, and see how
your tastes would work with the
architecture of the home:
When you sit down to go over all
your notes, the pictures and the
feelings will help bring back to life
the overall experience you had
while in the home. This should aid
you in narrowing down your
choices, and help you choose the

right home for-your family.

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SHelp Wanted

NEEDED: Call 463-9060.

fax resume to 463-0031. '
tfnb, 12-15

accepting applications for a FT pre-
school teacher. CDA and exp. pre-
ferred. Call 463-3555.
tfnb, 11-10

TIST CHURCH: Trenton, office
skills, bookkeeping, computer,
Word, Excel. ACS software and of-
fice management experience a plus,
30 hours per week. 463-2028.

TOR F/T: Must be able to lift 501bs.
Apply in person at Southern States
Cooperative 7730 N Hwy 47. No
phone calls please.

County has an opening for a Staff
Assistant. This full-time position
includes retirement and health ben-
efits. Applications may be obtained
from, and should be returned to,
the County Administrator's Office
at 209 SE First Street, Trenton, FL
32693, or email to blatner@gil-
christ.fl.us. Gilchrist County is an

SH ERIF F'S OFF ICE noiw has full-
iitne po-stions cpen for Correction
Depui\ Salar $25.i000. full benefit ,
package. including sLate retirement,
health insurance. etc Applicati'on r
ma' 'be picked up from the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office, 9239 South
US-129, Trenton, Florida. Contact
Peronnel. 352--463-3181, EEOC.

Help Wanted :

ASSISTANT wanted in busy office
that can offer their multi-task efforts
and enthusiasm to work within a
team. Must have real estate office
experience. Send resume to: PO
Box 545, Chiefland, Florida 32644.

tenance man needed immediately.
Also a FI/PT experienced cook
needed immediately. Apply within
at the Lighthouse Restaurant.


Kid's World has openings for
State Funded Voluntary Pre-K. For
children who were 4 years old by
September 1, 2005. The program
will begin in January. 463-3555 for
more information.


Fax Service

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Warehouse Manager F/T
Must be able to lift 50 Ibs.
Previous shipping and receiving exp. a plus
but not req. CDL license also a plus.
Apply in person at Southern States Cooperative
7730 N. Hwy 47
No phone calls please.

has a job opening for a bookkeeper.
Experience -necessary. To apply please
submit a resume and fill out an application
in person. The Gilchrist County Journal is
located at 207 N. Main Street in Trenton.


" FOR SALE It Is a Beautiful Season To Give
LANCASTER Thanks For All That We Hold
REAL FrDear.

From Our Families to Yours.....

D. Deen Lancaster
Licensed Real Esiate Broker
510 E Wade Street,
Trenton, FL 32693

DWMH on 3.16 Acres,
3BR/2BA MLS# 750438

4BR/2BA, 5 Acres in
Gated Community

LAKEFRONT Home on .30
Acres, 3BR/3BA MLS#
749518 $230,000

Home on 1.98 Acres,
3BR/4BA, MLS# 749737

shaded 1.01 acres,
4BR/2BA', MLS# 749863

home on 20 Acres,
4BR/2BA, MLS# 749034


on 2 Acres close to town,
pool, outdoor kitchen &
more! $399,000 MLS#

w/272.65 Acres, Guest RIVERFRONT home
House, pool MLS#748379 on 10.5 Acres, 5BR/2BA
$5.000.000 MLS# 745914 $595.000

Visit our website at
www.lancasterrealty.biz to
view virtual tours and
other properties.

ON 5 Acres, Lanai,
above ground pool,
$399.900 MLS# 750833

2BR/1BA home on 1.68
Acres (mol), Hickory
cabinets & Cedar siding,

Trenton I & IIApartments

Fo Rent 718 NE 7th Place #905

Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications

1, 2, & 3 BR HC & Non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may be available.

352-463-7106, TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Happy Holidays and
Season Greetings!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBERK 22, 2005 -, '-. x. ,

SReal Estate Real Estate .

2 BR/2BA HOME on 3 lots in Fan- FOR SALE Retail storefront prop-
ning Springs-Wilcox area, Florida erty in downtown Trenton. Three
room, covered back porch, and large buildings on Main Street. Call 352-
outbuilding, near Florida Greenway 463-7135.
Trail and only two miles to public tfn,6-30
boat ramp. $85,000. Call (352) 463- The secret of contentment lies
2481. not in possessing many things,
tfn, 10-6 but in wanting few things.

and Associates

4.33 acres just minutes north of High Springs. Comer, fenced lot on
paved roads. Partially landscaped with well, septic, and power in
place. Two homes can be permitted for family members only.
5.0 Gorgeous Acres in north Gilchrist County. Just off paved county
road. Bell school districts and easy commute to Lake City, High
Springs, Gainesville. Very private and quiet area. $62,500
One acre with paved road frontage in Columbia County for $38,000.
One acre in Suwannee County for $29,900
One acre in Suwannee County for $28,500.
Fly Home Tonight! Exquisite Home with airplane hanger, screened
porches and Jacuzzi. Custom kitchen with all appliances including
Jenaire stove/oven. Workshop. Close to public boat ramp on scenic
Suwannee River. $324,000
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath DWMH. Very well kept 2002 home on 5.0 acres
in northern Gilchrist County. Secluded but not far from amenities.
Out building. Come and Enjoy the Country Life!! $107,900
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath DWMH. Fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen,
living room, family room and more! All this on 3.3 well groomed
acres with paved road frontage. Extremely well kept home, it just
needs a family to come and love it! $137,500
Gorgeous Custom Built Home with cypress woodwork throughout.
2 BD/2BA, loft, den, eat-in-kitchen, front porch, brick side patio,
partially fenced. 2 car garage with large workshop. All this and
more on 1.3 wooded acres. Just up the road fromithe Santa Fe River
boat ramp, but it is not in the flood plain:. Columbia County.
8.71 secluded, wooded acres Mixed hardwoods adjacent to a 4.56
acre wooded lot and a 4.59 acre wooded lot. Buy one or buy them
all! The 8.71 acres is $97,500 and the remaining two are $61,500
each. Columbia County.
7.0 Riverfront Acres Over 850' of Santa Fe River frontage. Just up
river from the Ichetucknee in Gilchrist County. Property has several
,RV hookups ready with water, septic, and power. Large metal
building for storage. Bring all offers. $200,000
3.19 Gorgeous acres in a Suwannee River access community.
Wooded area with large oaks throughout. Lafayette County $35,900
2 BD/2 BA DWMH on square acre in Williston Highlands,' Levy
County. Easy commute to Gainesville or Ocala. $68,000

Call 1-800-643-6971
l See more of our listings @


L. Frank Grant Realty
L.Frank Grant -
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479
,ifgr@bellsouth.net ..-.....-
We List To Sell!

NW 115th Street Chiefland

10.91 Acres-2 BR/2 BA, 1,715 sq. ft. main house plus guest
house (2 BR/1 BA). Large 1 workshop. large pole barn & stor-
age buildings. Shown by Appointment Only. $350,000.

818 SW5th Place Trenton,

4 BR/2 BA frame house, 3 acres, 2,156 sq. ft., large trees-nice
area, room to build another home or 2. MLS#748358. Price

For additional information
on our listings and virtual tours.
Visit our website at ,

Hwy-129 (Trenton) Frontage RIeady to build, >$100,000.
5 acres:
SE 57th Court Pine Trees, $90,000
NW 45th St (Bell) 2 1/4 miles River, $85,000
5 acres CR-341 Partially cleared, $75,000
10 acres and over:
NW 30th.St (Bell) Wooded, $129,900
NW 50th St (Bell) Cleared, $150,000
NW 60th St (Bell) Planted Pines, Reduced $135,000
NW 52nd Ct (Bell) Pasture Land, $140,000
.4" Well Off 95th Pl Pasture, Reduced $160,000
15 acres, NW 50th Avenue Wooded, $225,000
20 acres NW 18th Way Wooded, $260,000
20 acres 30th Street (Bell) Wooded, $215,000
23 acres,'CR-341 Dividable, Reduced $305,988


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1. 3Br/2Ba MH 81/2 acres, CR138
near SR129 $157,316.
2. 3Br/2Ba in Spring Ridge on
CR340 $199,316.
3. Turn Key Business, Day Care/
Pre-School, long waiting list for
enrollment in high growth town,
Dean Welton, Realtor
Watson Realty Corp, Realtors
tfnb, 12-22

2003 MOBILE HOME, 3/2 Fleet-
wood on 5 acres in Bell area. Asking
$87,500. Call Leslie or Anthony at
352-463-6314 or 352-949-2261.

Buy or sell or both. Call
P. 0, Box 8, Bell, Florida 32619
www TownandCountryRealty
Board of Realtors and
Multiple Listing Service.

Freeman Plumbing

Now Has a Service Van Available To

Handle Your Plumbing Needs.

Residential & Commercial Service Work
& New Construction, Additions, Remodeling, Etc.

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$199,000 MLS# 748880
3BR/2BA 10 Acres
Beautiful property in great area.
Would Make great investment,
MH needs TLC.

$112,900 MLS # 750177
.3BR2BA 1 Acre
Well Kept & Clean
2 Sheds & Close to Town

$339,900.00 MLS #749283
3BR2BA 10 Acres
Very unique design and energy
effiecient Concrete block, rock
and stucco

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$795,000 MLS #750772
3BR/2BA 40.46 ACRES
This house is breath taking, you
must see to appreciate. Too
many features to mention

$219,900.00 MLS #749973
4BR2.5BA 10Acres
2052 sq. ft. Spacious Home
Deed Restricted Community

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$46,900 MLS# 750403
3BR/2BA. .19Acres
Trenton city limits, very
affordable. New carpet & paint.
Great rental.

$219,900.00 MLS #749973
4 BR 2.5BA 10 Acres
2052 sq. ft. Spacious Home
Deed Restricted Community

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$195,000.00 MLS #750651
3BR/2BA 2 Acres
1316 sq.ft CB 2002 Built Home
Ayers Meadows.

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$325,000.00 MLS #750640
2 BR 1 BA 1020 Sq. Ft.
1 .08 Acres Wraparound Porch
Immaculate & Like New

$729,900 MLS # 750842
Beautiful brick home with many
fruit trees,
and grand daddy oaks.
Your own stocked fish pond.

.18; Acres.'; : :. ': '..- $15,000 .
10 individual lots available located in
Trenton city limits. I
.41 Acres $39,900
Multi-Residential zoning potential.
Trenton City limits.
1.00 Acre $35,000
Lot cleared w/scattered trees.
1 Acre $30,000
Close to water w/no flooding.
i.00 Acre $39,900
3 individual lots sold separately.
1.93 Acres $69,900
Large sprawling oaks.
4.34 Acres $139,900'
Well, septic, & Power Morriston
4.60 Acres $84,900
.Nicely wooded & Deed Restricted.
Located off CR 232.
4.74 Acres $87,500
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D.
4.77 Acres $87,500
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D.
4.78 Acres $73,000
Close to River w/o Flooding.
4.79 "Acres $87,500
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D.
4.81 Acres $87,500
Deed Restricted "Saddlebrook" S/D.
4.93 Acres $99,900
Property in Deed Restricted Rolling Oaks.

5.00 Acres $349,900
Commercial property in City limits of
5.00 Acres $75,000
Property located in heart of Bell.
5 Acres $75,000
Located off major highway!
5.00 Acres $79,900
Beautiful property located in horse farm
5 Acres $79,900
Nice acreage in Chiefland.
5.00 Acres $85,000
Deed Restricted to Site Built Homes only.
Two individual lots available.
5.00 Acres I .$75,000
Property has new well & septic!
5.00 Acres $80,000
Deed Restricted "Homes Only". Two
tracts available each $80,000. Purchased
together for $150,000 .
5 Acres $90,000
Nice tract in Trenton offCR 334-A.
5.52, Acres $75,000
This is a 3 sided parcel located in Trenton.
6.2 Acres $75,000
Perfect for homesite.
7 Acres $124,900
Property off Cow Pond Rd., Old Town.
7.72 Acres $120,000
Property located off two county maintained
roads. Currently planted in peanuts.
8.00 Acres' $139,900
Property planted in Hardwoods located in
9.54 Acres $139,900
Well, septic, & power pole on property but
buyer needs to satisfy if good.
10.00 A .cres $139,90

--000' Acres '!.- : $129,900'
Property in Trenton already set up with
well, septic., & Power pole.
10 Acres $149,000
Secluded property with nice trees.
10 Acres $150,000
Cleared land ready for home.
10 Acres $180,000
Great tract offCR 344 Trenton.
10.50 Acres $129,900
Deed Restricted community where
mobile homes are.allowed located in Bell.
11.59 Acres $129,900
Great investment w/lots of wildlife.
14.22 Acres $149,900
Property next to Gilchrist Hunt Club,
cleared w/lots of wild life.
14.97 Acres $199,900
Property in Bell ready for home. Two available!

20.00 Acres $300,000
Investment potential. Property can be divided.
20.20 Acres .A 4G $240,000
LovelyNp i Itolwoing pasture.
20.30 Acres $406,000
Scattered trees, cross fenced, well, septic &
Power Pole.
21 Acres $660,000
Deed restricted community.
35 Acres $385,000
Planted pines. Located just off a paved highway.
40.00 Acres $480,000
Planted in pines. Close to Bell.
40.00 Acres $400,000
Nicely wooded w/well, septic, power pole.
57.37 Acr s. -icTl** il 1,'100
Whoiiitwoest~f~lt.ossible _acre splits.
64 Acres $500,000
High and Dry!
71.12-Acres $950,000
Approved planned Residential S/D. Great
80.0 Acres $1,200,000
Great potential for development! Located
off paved road in Bell.
154.0 Acres $1,927,500
2.0 acre lot development potential.

.54 Acre $150,000
Property is in Melrose, Fl. Deep canal lot
off Santa Fe River.
15 Acres $480,000
Astonishing acreage on Suwannee Riyer
w/ deed restrictions.
21 Acres $660,000
Astonishing acreage on Suwannee River.

Automotive Business $350,000
Located in the heart of Chiefland. Built in 2002
with 4800 sq. ft. all on .74 acres. MLS# 747175
Convenience Store $950,000
Located in Otter Creek. High traffic count,
Busy highway, & only gas station for miles. Too
much to list! MLS# 750110
Commercial Building $179,900
Totally remodeled building located off major
highway. MLS# 750406
Commercial Building $779,000
MANY possibilities! Offers 8250 sq.ft total wl 2
separate buildings. High traffic count! MLS# 750427

10.00 Acres $139,900
Land partially cleared and ready for your home.

10 SW 7th Street 605 N. Main Street 934 E. Wade Street 27888 US Hwy-19 Hwy-349 South
Williston, FL 32696 Chiefland, FL 32626 Trenton, FL 32693 Old Town, FL 32680 Suwannee, FL 32692
352-529-0010 352-493-4200 352-463-7770 352-542-1111 352-542-1212


Smith & Lancaster,, in


Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker

Dixie Gilchrist Levy Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Senvice
P. 0. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty@bellsouth.net
BIRD'S EYE VIEW of the Suwannee River from spacious covered
deck. Not on the river but instant access to public boat ramp about 50
yards away, used mostly by the few residents on this secluded deadend
road. Has elevated, renovated 3 BR/2 BA M/H, masonite exterior, hot
tub in glass enclosed porch, fieldstone woodburning fireplace, roomy
kitchen. Boat & vehicle parking, storage, recreation area underneath
home. Half-acre (MOL). Bell, $180,000. View VIRTUAL TOUR on
our website www.TownandCountryRealtyOnline.com MLS#749389.
next to downtown park. With conditional use permit, zoning change or
variance, some R-3 uses are half-acre lots, multi-family residences,
bed & breakfast, schools, structures for religious purposes, clubs,
lodges/union halls, golf/country club, swimming/tennis club,
recreation facilities. House has minimal value. Pole barn. Giant oaks,
fruit & nut trees. Drawings for 8 quadraplex apartments available at
closing. Bell, $300,000. MLS#750200.
2.27 ACRES MOL- Wooded, rolling, half mile off paved road, Bell,
$40,000. MLS#749974.
10.33 ACRES MOL Oaks and pines, quarter mile off paved road,
about a mile to public park ard boat ramp on the Suwannee River, out
of flood plain, Bell, $150,000. MLS#749639.
SELLERS We need land and homes to SELL!
BUYERS We can help you BUY any property in our MLS.

Let Us Help You Buy Or Sell Or Both
CALL 352-463-8340

We wish you a Merry Christmas


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Members of the GCRA Board attended the Trenton Rotary meeting to thank them for their
support and to present the Rotary Club with a plaque. Shown from left are Todd Bryant,
Steve Buckles (GCRA President), Mark Feather, Todd Gray (Trenton Rotary President),
Terry Parrish, Scott Guthrie, and Krishna Frye.

GCRA Speaks To
Trenton Rotary Club
(Continued from Page One)
cause they can accomplish great
Many board members of the
Gilchrist County Recreational
Authority, Inc. were available
to help present the members of
the Trenton Rotary Club with a
plaque for their donations and
their support. Without the sup-
port of our local community the
GCRA would not be what they
are today. While at the meeting
the GCRA also drew the win-
ning ticket for the 4-wheeler,
they have been selling tickets for
as a fund-raiser. The winner of
the 4-wheeler was Steve Gard-
ner of Trenton.
Members at the meeting were
also pleased to have four of the
original five Executive Board
Members: W. W. Welch was
the first president, Jim Troke,
Gary Rexroat and Doug Beach.
Members were asked to spread
the word about the need for deer
meat for the Beast Feast in 2006.
Anyone who has deer meat wish-
ing to donate to the Beast Feast
should please contact Susan
Bryant, Supervisor of Elections
or Damon Leggett, Property Ap-
praiser. Trenton Rotary will have
g4 reqes for the next two weeks
and will meet again on January
9, 2006.

Live Nativity
Reminds Us Of The
True Meaning Of
(Continued from Page One)
visited their Live Nativity
went home with a real feeling
of Christmas in their hearts.
They want to wish everyone
a very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!

Dean Williams Is
Character Council's
Personality Of The
Month For
(Continued from Page One)
something very dear to his heart
while living by it day by day; for
his verve in honoring GRATE-
FULNESS has touched and will
continue to touch the lives of
so many. And that is the motto
of the American Legion: "For
God and Country," for which we
should all be grateful. Mr. Wil-
liams is certainly one of many in
the community where we live
who is one of those serene giants
of moral character, who prove
that a County of Character is a
County that cares.

Gopher Tortoise
Establish Framework
For Group
(Continued from Page Two)
ers, and General concerned
The broader gopher tortoise
stakeholder group will discuss
issues, evaluate scientific in-
formation and could develop
proposals for regulations, man-
agement activities and conserva-
tion policies. FWC will provide
the group technical support,
scientific information and assist
with facilitation of meetings and
group organization.
Membership in the gopher
tortoise stakeholder group is
open to anyone interested in par-
ticipating. Meeting dates will be
announced at MyFWC.com.


352-483-7135 Signs

A Very, Merry Season

to All Our Customers



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We are thankful for our many friends

we have made over the past year. As

this year comes to a close, we hope to

make many more in the next year.

May you and your loved ones

have a safe and happy holiday season.

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New Construction

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and Friends!

here are days for sending merchandise,
and days to send a 6i.
1ur, this one day of aff the year,
we send yau just GOOD (0 / .LL!
Yes, it is Christmas-time again. And we want to take this opportunity
to say "Thank You" for all the favors you have shown us ... and wish
you a very Merry Christmas and a
Prosperous New Year.
We've sincerely appreciated
the business you have give
us in the past, and will try
mighty hard to merit
your continued good
will in the future.
May you and
yours have a wonderful
Holiday Season, with next year
the finest year of your whole life. That is our Christmas wish for you.

From the Scoggins Families and All the Employees of
Scoggins Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.

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