Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: September 28, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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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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Sc: ';1g Gilcihist County and Surroun ing Area for over 76 Years

$20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 76 No. 24 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352)463-7393 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, September 28,2006 Price 500 Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net f Florida, $28.00 Ou Of State

Gilchrist Cattlemen Award Elmo Suwannee River Fair

Douglas Cattleman of the Year

Association Elects New Officers

Cattlemen Hold Annual
The Gilchrist County Cattlemen
held their Annual Meeting, Septem-
ber 19th. Mayo Fertilize sponsored
the steak supper that was enjoyed by
Craig Watson, President, presented
the Outstanding Cattleman Award
to Elmo Douglas. Elmo was born
and raised in Gilchrist County. He
resides in the Northeast corner of
the county. He finished school in
Gilchrist County and went on to col-
lege in Georgia and received a BS
Degree in Industrial Arts and Draft-
ing. He taught two years in Georgia
and then 30 years in Florida teach-
ing drafting and industrial arts. He
always had a love for the farm and
When he retired from teaching in
1998 he started a purebred Angus
operation. He presently averages 30
brood cows. He has gone to a De-
cember-January calving season be-
cause the cows and calves seem to
do better in the Spring season. His
operation is on a 45-60 day breeding
schedule. He synchronizes all cows
and AI's them. He then puts the bull
in with them and if they don't breed
they are culled. Good fertility is his
main goal and he likes to see good
flesh on his cattle. He stated that he
does not want to get any larger, since
he and his wife do most of the work.
The cattle operation helps out with
bills and he states he gets pleasure
from working with his herd. He has

Shown from the right is Craig Watson presenting the Outstanding
Cattleman Award to Elmo Douglas. On the left is Horace Douglas,
his father, who got him started in the beef project.

high praises for his father, Horace
Douglas, who gave him his first calf
when he was a boy to start a herd.
The Best Homegrown Steer Award
went to James Thomas II, son of
James and Jeanette Thomas, and a
member of the Spring Ridge 4-H
Erin Jones had a blue ribbon home-
grown steer and she also was the re-
cipient of the Best Homegrown Steer
award. Erin is the daughter of Earl
and Jean Jones and she is a member
of the Wilcox 4-H Club.
In the Feeder Calf division, K.W.

Lindsey was the recipient of the Best
Homegrown Steer. He is the son of
Dale and Angie Lindsey and a mem-
ber of the Trenton FFA Chapter.
This year the Cattlemen's Associa-
tion presented each youth in Gilchrist
County that exhibited a steer in the
2006 Suwannee River Fair with a
certificate for their work in the beef
Anyone interested injoining the as-
sociation is asked to get their dues of
$55.00 to any officer of the associa-
tion or bring them by the County Ex-
tenson Office at 125 E. Wade Street.

Two new board members from
Levy County were elected at the an-
nual Suwannee River Fair Meeting
that was held Monday evening, Sep-
tember 25. Those attending the meet-
ing from Levy County elected Brad
Etheridge and Frank Dola as their
new board members. Wesley Sache
who had been a member of the board
for the past 10 years did not seek re-
election and Benny Jerrels lost his
seat on the board as a result of the
vote. Loran Brookins and Chuck
Cook are also Directors from Levy
Dixie County's Gary Pinner and
Gean Faircloth were returned as
Directors with no nominations for
replacements. Also serving, as Di-
rectors from Dixie County, are Troy
Johnson and Tim Alexander.
Gilchrist County returned Mark
Bishop and Darrell Smith as Direc-
tors unopposed. The other Directors
from Gilchrist are Earl Jones and
Terry Parrish.
Everyone attending the meeting
had an opportunity to vote for the Di-
rector at large seat which was held by

Mickey Beauchamp. The only nomi-
nation for the seat came from Dixie
County. Randy King was nominated
but when the final vote was counted
Mickey Beauchamp was retained as
the Director at large.
-Only a couple of issues were dis-
cussed at the meeting and both were
concerning animal entries. It was de-
cided that each cattle entry would be
vaccinated for warts after Dr. Bullock
ofWilliston explained the importance
of these vaccines. It was decided that
the fat steers, feeder steers and heif-
ers would be vaccinated at the initial
weigh-ins. Cracker Johnson of Stock-
man Solutions in Williston assured
the directors that he could get the
vaccine donated to help out the show
exhibitors. It was also decided that
the health certificates for show cattle
would be extended from 30 days to
90 days before the show dates.
The following were appointed
as show superintendents: Steer-Earl
Jones and Brad Etheridge, Swine-
Tim Alexander, Troy Johnson and
Loran Brookins, Heifer-Jean Jones,
Dairy Cattle-Chris DeCubellis, Daily

Goat-Susan Owens, Poultry-Holly
Houghton, Rabbits-Thelma Thomp-
son, Horse-Joel Layfield, Home
Economics-Paige Brookins, Poultry
Judging-Chris DeCubellis, Live-
stock Judging-Heather Rucker, Con-
sumer Choices-Tracie Locke, Record
Books-Jean Jones, Fair Program-Mi-
chelle Crawford, Heather Rucker and
Cindy Jo Ayers, Sales-Mark Bishop,
Buyers Luncheon-Loran Brook-ins,
Dairy Judging-Chris DeCubellis,
Grounds-Marvin Weaver.
The dates for the animal weigh-
ins are fat steers on October 7, feeder
steers December 1, swine and heifers
December 2. Entry forms for these
livestock entries are due on the day
of weigh-in.
Fair president Mark Bishop
would also like to remind all those
participating in the fair that all other
entry forms are due January 2, 2007.
The 2007 Suwannee River Fair
Horse Show and Heifer Show will be
held March 3. The other fair events
will begin March 8 and continue
through March 14.

Tri-County Hospital,

"Not A Done Deal"

Frank Schupp,' organizer for the
Ameris Health Systems Inc. bid to
build a hospital in Chiefland to serve
the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy area to
be known as the Tri-County Hospi-
tal, is reminding people that until the
Certificate of Need is obtained the
building cannot go ahead.
Volunteers are needed to collect
the signatures; many churches and
companies in the area have letters of
support circulating and they must be
gathered in by October 14th.
Every letter will have to be checked

to avoid duplication. If you have al-
ready signed a letter to Governor
Bush asking for his support, please
do not sign again.
We need about 4000 letters to meet
the criteria for a Certificate of Need
and we have already collected about
2000. Please take every opportunity
to sign a letter for the CON time is
running out. You may call (352) 493-
7597 to volunteer or ask pertinent
questions. Please leave a message.
Jean da Costa

Promoting Your

Business Through

Tourism Conference

Was A Success

Pure Water Wilderness would like
to say "Thanks" to everyone that at-
tended the first-ever tourism confer-
ence that was held on Monday, Sep-
tember 11, 2006, at the Pine Grove
Baptist Church south of Trenton.
Pure Water Wildernesss and the Tri-
County Chamber Coalition, which
consists of: (Bronson, Cedar Key,
Chiefland, Dixie, Fanning Springs,
Gilchrist, and Williston Chambers


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and Levy County Visitor's Bureau)
worked together on coordinating this
daylong nature-based tourism con-
ference. Nearly 100 people came
together sharing insights about net-
working with others and how to im-
prove customer service.
The morning session speakers ad-
dressed the topic of "Show Me The
Money!" where participants learned
how to maximize their business
through networking with unexpect-
ed partners. The second half of the
day involved the topic of "How T9
Grow Your Business" with the em-
phasis on how to improve customer
service/hospitality as well provided
many helpful resources and links.
A free barbecue lunch was provided
by P.W.W. and the coalition with
the catering of the delicious meats
from "Backyard Gormays" with Don
"Chad" Chadwick preparing the mar-
velous delicacy. Thanks to everyone
that helped by donating food for the
lunch such as the Gilchrist Women's
Club for their contribution of the
mouth watering desserts and loan-
ing of their coffee urns to each of
the chambers that provided the side
dishes and drinks.
Pure Water Wilderness Executive
Director, Donna Creamer, would like
to thank the following for months of
synchronized efforts to help make
this conference a reality: Maureen
Gentry, Bob Levesque, Mary Kline,
(Continued on Page T'~enty)

Tourism Tax

Needed For




To Tourist


Voters To Decide
November 7, 2006
On November 7th, the voters of
Gilchrist County will have an oppor-
tunity to provide a revenue source to
fund the promotion of tourism other
than the use of Ad Valorem taxes. Gil-
christ County has significant poten-
tial for Nature and Cultural Heritage
Tourism. Voting yes for the adoption
of the Gilchrist County Tourism De-
velopment Tax will allow visitors to
the area to put 2% of the overnight
fee for their stay into helping Gil-
christ County grow. The Tourist Tax
is placed on a customer's bill like
regular sales tax and that business
remits the tax to the Florida Dept. of
Revenue along with their sales tax.
The Department of Revenue returns
that amount to the County monthly.
Gilchrist County can use the mon-
ies collected for the following ONLY:
Advertising Gilchrist County, events
promotion of Down Home Days and
similar events or facilities.
The benefits of the Tourism Devel-
opment Tax are jobs. This promotion
is achieved without spending local
taxpayer's money. It is estimated
that approximately $7,500 dollars per
year would be collected by this tax.
As tourism grows, revenues would
increase. This tax would only apply
to short term rentals such as hotels,
motels, condos, campgrounds.
The Tourist Development Tax for
Gilchrist County would strengthen
the local economy and increase em-
ployment. Gilchrist County's invest-
ment of the total receipts of the Tour-
ist Development Tax would enhance,
promote and advertise Gilchrist and
its tourism industry locally, nation-
ally and internationally.
Gilchrist County Tourist
Development Council

Fair Board of Directors from left, Micky Beauchamp,Darrell Smith, Troy Johnson, Tim Alexander, Earl
Jones, Mark Bishop, Gary Pinner, Gene Faircloth, Frank Dola, Terry Parrish, Chuck Cook and Brad

Shands Safe Kids Distribute

Bicycle Helmets to Kids in

Trenton Elementary
By Anna Wild helped to supply helmets to all the el-
On Tuesday September 19, 2006 ementary school children at Trenton.
members from the Gilchrist County The team of Gilchrist County EMS
Emergency Medical Service and Safe and Mindy Underberger, Director
Kids of North Central Florida came of Safe Kids North Central Florida
to Trenton Elementary School and communicated with each student in-
to give away and fit bicycle helmets dividually to make sure every helmet
for 520 students. Shands Safe Kids was properly fitted to each child. The

students at Bell Elementary will also
receive bicycle helmets. The helmets
have been ordered and will arrive as
soon as possible. These helmets will
not only protect our children today,
but if they are damaged they will be
replaced-free of charge.
(Continued on Page Three)

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Mrs. Perryman's second-grade class was one of the first to receive the bike helmets and they appreciated
them. Photo by Anna Wild.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2006


By: John M. Ayers
Monday night after I had gotten
inside the house and sat down in the
recliner, the telephone rang and it
sounded like another telemarketer at-
tempting to sell something.
I quickly turned into a defensive
posture before I was about to tell
her that I was not interested in her
product. When I determined that she
was not trying to sell me something
that I didn't want in the first place,
I decided to talk to the woman. She
explained that she was taking a poll
regarding questions that had been
computer generated involving the
City of Trenton and the municipali-
ties in Gilchrist County.
She wanted to know if I was inter-
ested in hearing the questions and if I
would participate in the poll.
I listened to the questions which.
involved problems that she explained
were taken from people in the City of
These issues involved the increase
in crime, law enforcement, increased
property taxes, City and County ser-
vices, and she ended up asking who
I preferred in the Attorney General
race as well as the Govrnor' iraice
I quickly told her that I really didn't
think there was a clear difference be-
tween the gubernatorial candidates. I
don't agree with the state Democratic
platform, even though I am a regis-.
tered Democratic. I can't support the'
state and national platform because I
don't agree with the moral perspec-

tive or the lack of the moral guide-.
On the Republican platform, I can't
understand how a candidate like the
Republican's choice can understand
how the people in Florida are deal-
ing with life's pressures, if he has
never owned property, a home or for
the most part never been married and
had the fortunate experience to have
a family.
The pollster also asked about the
rising property taxes and if this was
a concern of mine?
Yes, absolutely I am concerned
about the rising property values. But
if the market dictates that a buyer is
willing to pay the price for a piece
of property, even though the price is
much higher than what the average
is, then the sale will transpire and the
property values will increase if there
are enough sales to identify compa-
rable values.
We that have lived in this area
longer than most can remember
when property values were less than
$1,000 per acre. People that have
moved to this area within the last five
years think that property values are
still a good deal. As long as you have
people that are still looking to move
to the rural area. and are willing to do
without some of the conveniences
-theurban'area'provides, the values of
property will continue to increase:. A
If we don't agree with the values
of the property and the assessment,
we always have the option to sell and
move to an area that has not been im-
pacted in this manner.
I could go on and on, but at this
time, enough has been said.

Date High Low High Low High
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Sep 28, 06 4:54 AM 12:26 PM 6:58 PM 11:58 PM
Fn 3.456 ft. 0.458 ft. 2.279 ft.
Sep 29, 06 5:36 AM 1:30 PM 8:32 PM
Sat 2.096 ft. 3.301 ft. 0.523 ft. 2.327 ft.
Sep 30, 06 12:53 AM 6:34 AM 2:56 PM 10:26 PM
Sun 2.232 ft. 3.173 ft. 0.423 ft. 2.521 ft.
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Mon 2.094 ft. 3.218 ft. 0.228 ft.
Oct 2, 06 4:18 AM 9:49 AM 5:42 PM
Tue 2.741 ft. 1.694 ft. 3.422 ft. 0.082 ft.
Oct 3, 06 12:20 AM 5:38 AM 11:13 AM 6:36 PM
Wed 2.956 ft. 1.165 ft. 3.648 ft. 0.064 ft.
Oct 4, 06 12:52 AM 6:37 AM 12:20 PM 7:22 PM
First Quarter: 9/30 7:05 AM

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By Lauren Rudd
A reader vehemently disagreed
with my positive outlook on Gen-
eral Electric last week. The logic
used in explaining why I was wrong
was based on the decline in the price
of GE's shares over the past year, a
point I also mentioned.
Relying strictly on historical stock
prices as a predictor of the future is
a major investment mistake. Now
before I hear from hundreds of chart
readers, let me state unequivocally
that I stand with the Benjamin Gra-
ham/Warren Buffett camp in believ-
ing that the historical price trend of
a stock is merely an indication of the
market's like or dislike of a compa-
ny's performance at a particular point
in time. Furthermore, the market's
stance is often more emotional than
.However, over time the perfor-
mance of a company's shares will
reflect its financial performance. Un-
fortunately, too many investors, both
on and off Wall Street, professional
and amateur alike, are wedded to us-
ing a rear view mirror as their prima-
ry investment tool.
As Buffett so often points out, "In
the short run, the market's a vot-
ing machine and sometimes people
vote very unintelligently. In the long
run, it's a weighing machine and the
weight of business and how it does is
what affects values over time."
Furthermore, Buffett only invests
in companies he believes are selling
for less than they are worth. He does
not concern himself with what the
markets think a company is worth.
However, based on the mail I re-
ceive many of you at one time or
another find yourselves losing faith
in an investment due to the market's
judgment process. Yes, the result-
ing uncertainty can be frightening.
However, to predict the future is
a.odamethhi. ii,.1; L-yen,r yy.old fmiild
Madame Mane of Asbidry Park has
dh II ll 1 h ., 11, despite'li'aing the lat-
est in crystal balls.
Meanwhile, as Buffett continually
points out, market direction will al-
ways be unpredictable. Yet, a compa-
ny's prior accomplishments and divi-
dend policy are ascertainable with
complete certainty.
From there, theproblem becomes
relatively straightforward. You sim-
ply search for corporations with win-'
ning records of accomplishment .ii ,1
whose product lines you understand.
I cannot stress the last point strongly
Always take a step back and ask
yourself if you really have grasped
where those profit numbers came
from. If you cannot answer yes in a
minute or two, then move on. Leave
the complicated stuff to those who
can afford the loss.
For example, unless you are new
to the planet, you have probably
shopped in a Wal-Mart. Each month
Wal-Mart updates you on what sold
and what did not, the reasons why
and the net result. At the end of each
quarter overall sales are either up or
down, as are profits.
No shenanigans there, so now you
simply have to judge for yourself as

Global Warming And God's Promise
(Kent Heaton)

There is much in the news about the effects man has
placed upon the environment with the buildup of
greenhouse gases primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and
nitrous oxide. Some scientist predict that by 2050 the
temperature of the earth will increase 2% causing a rise in
sea level, major changes in weather patterns and
devastation of vegetation world wide. Answers to what will
happen in the next century vary from author to scientist to
politician. Fear grips some hearts as to the end of the world
coming through the continued destruction by man of his
It is certain that man has affected the world with his
creations. We live in a world dominated by the technology
of advanced science allowing man to travel and build in
proportions never known to man before. Is there a dooms
day warning ahead that will destroy man? The answer
comes from one source: the Creator. Man will damage the
world but man will not destroy the world. Human resources
will alter in degrees the environment but will never create
an "ice age" or "burning age" nor will the impact of
global warming cause landmasses to be covered
completely in water.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the
earth" (Genesis 1:1) and that has not changed. This
establishes who is in control of the world. Man has done
many things to the world (not just in our day) but he will
never be in control of the world. Scriptures abound in the
knowledge 'that God remains firmly in command of the
world. "'Do you not fear Me?' declares the Lord. 'Do you
not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand
as a boundary for the sea, an eternal decree, so it cannot

cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot
prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it"'
(Jeremiah 5:22). Eternal decrees placed by the Creator
cannot be changed by man.
Job reminds us that God "stretches out the north over
empty space and hangs the earth on nothing. He wraps
up the waters in His clouds, and the cloud does not burst
under them ... By His breath the heavens are cleared;
His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. Behold, these
are the fringes of His ways; and how faint a word we hear
of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"
(Job 26:7-14). These matters are only the fringes of the
mighty ways God works in the world. What is man that he
can alter God's power? Job is reminded in Job 38-41 that
Jehovah controls the world and all that is in it.
The psalmist declares the glory of God's creation in
Psalm 104 and that "He made the moon for the seasons;
the sun knows the place of its setting. You appoint
darkness and it becomes night" (Psalms 104:19-20; read
the whole psalm). The wise man in the wisdom literature of
Proverbs declares the establishment of God's will in
creation (Proverbs 8).
Man must learn to give better care to the world in which
he lives. The reckless nature of man's imagination has
always caused harm either to the world or to himself. The
conclusion of the matter is that the destruction of the world
is for God, not man (2 Peter 3:7). Until then we have a
promise of God "While the earth remains, seedtime and
harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and
day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22). See also
Psalms 74:16-17. Praise God HE is in control.

Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email kerux@bellsouth.net
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One winners of the $14
million jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
131 at $3,684.50

4-Digit Winners:
5,453 at $71.50

3-Digit Winners:
107,887 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:


to whether more and more people
will purchase ever-increasing dollar
amounts of product from Wal-Mart.
If you believe the answer is yes, then
you have your answer. Note that I
am not advocating or denigrating
the idea of investing in Wal-Mart. I
am merely demonstrating the sort of
thinking process you might want to
go through.
You can write to financial colum-
-nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Letter to the Editor
In response to the letter sent to you
by Ms. Watson in reference to the
Suwannee River Fair and the manda-
tory meetings we have recently held,
I feel a response is necessary.
First, all actions taken by the Board
of Directors is due to a majority deci-
sion made by the Board of Directors
as a whole.
Second, the meeting did start a few
minutes later than scheduled to ac-
commodate the mass of people that
were waiting in line to enter the pa-
Third, the problem with being able
to hear had nothing to do with the PA
system, it had to do with the crowd,
as a whole, not being quiet and trying
to hear what was being said. I asked
everyone to be quiet, and did ask
the parents, which could leave their
children in the bleachers, to move
down out of the stands and also be
quiet. The parents which gathered all
around the tables, which were placed
to close together, were a lot of the
Fourth, the lady which fell, she did
not faint, she slipped on the handicap
ramp, and thank the Lord, is doing
Fifth,The purpose of the mandatory
meetings are designed to inform every
child of the rules, and especially the
rules which have been changed. As I
have stated at the last meeting, most
shows do not hold these meetings,
they just put their rules out on the in-
ternet and you MUST abide by their
rules or go home. For example, my
girls were preparing to travel to Perry,
Georgia, for an Angus show, the day
before leaving I was looking over the
rules and read where ALL calves will
have their ear tattoos checked. One of
their heifers had one, one did not. I
called Georgia, they said ALL must
have a tattoo, PERIOD. I called the
vet, and they were able to show. If I
had not, we would have traveled all
il.- ..,t to Georgia and not been able
h. lvy that heifer.
In conclusion, the Board has
learned a lot from this experience
and has already changed some things
at the most recent mandatory meet-
ings. The Board is a volunteer board
which is designed to represent all par-
ticipants at our fair. The Board works
diligently year round to make our fair
a success, it does not just happen for
one week in March as some suspect.
In the future maybe we should just
put our rules out on the internet and
leave it up the parents to figure out
what rules are different.
We, as the board, do need to hear
about how we can make things bet-
ter, but we also need the support of
all concerned.
Mark A. Bishop, President
Suwannee River Fair

Lottery Numbers

September 20

Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the
$9 million jackpot.

5-Digit Winners:
75 at $4,451.50

4-Digit Winners
3,824 at $70.50

3-Digit Winners:
76,549 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

September 23

Lotto Drawing:

Change is the law of life. And those
who look only to the past or present
are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

I do hate change, why can't things
just stay the same. I'm one of those
old time critters who just likes to
be surrounded by what I know, and
understand. I have a cell phone but I
tell everyone "Don't leave me a voice
message" that's because I don't know
how to retrieve the messages, I just
plain don't want to be bothered with
learning how to run my own phone.
Sad isn't it? Carrie and J. have put
all the phone numbers I need in the
phone for me and I know how to use
that part of the blamed thing.
Speaking of cell phones, have you
noticed how people can't go any-
where or do anything without talking
on their cell phone? Every time a cell
goes off in church I cringe. I thought
it was just our church but last Sunday
we attended church with our daugh-
ter in Callahan and low and behold
someone's phone started ringing just
when the preacher was making his
The other day I was at a convenience
store trying to pay for my gas and
the clerk acted like she could hardly
take my money because she was too
busy talking on her cell phone. You
know if you are at work or at church
you could turn the thing off. Guess
what, you would not die and neither
would your family and friends if they
couldn't reach you any moment of
the day. I just feel people owe their
employer and certainly the Lord a
little more respect than that.
Well, enough about the cell phones
we are dealing with a few changes of
our own down at the Journal, (twitch-
twitch). We are having to get up to
speed with the computer age by send-
ing our paper digital to the printer. We
will no longer be piecing our paper

POST 149
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American Legion Airs
Last Saturday the Post 91 Family (American Legion Auxiliary Unit 911 and Legion
Post 91 members), held their Children and Youth Day, with games, food and fun for
the area's youth.
This was a fundraiser for the Post and the programs the Post 91 Family uses in the
community. Those members that worked this event felt that with the monies raised,
they had accomplished a good deal. More of these fund-raisers will be coming at the
Post Home on US-129.
Another Post fund-raiser will be the "Fifties and Sixties Sock Hop" on Saturday,
October 14th. The Post Family will be sponsoring this event and will have various
snack foods to enjoy as well as coffee, iced tea and lemonade, throughout the evening.
This being a fund-raiser, the Post is asking a five dollar donation at the door, with the
refreshments included. HoweVer, there is an ice cream and root beer float that will be
available for an extra price for those that are interested.
Support your local American Legion Post and come out for an evening of fun and
friendship, along with some Fifties and Sixties music to enjoy. Watch for the flyers
placed around the area for more details. This event is open to everyone, you need not
be a member of the Legion. Bring some friends and settle back to enjoy "Old Times".
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 is working to complete a project for our
troops overseas. On Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 AM until Noon, the Auxiliary
Unit 91 will be stuffing Christmas stockings for Christmas gifts to U.S. troops
overseas. Last year the Fourth District Auxiliary co-ordinated this project, but this
year, due to the number of stockings sent, it has been decided to let each Unit send
them out, so keep in mind that the Unit could use donations, not only for the
stockings, but. for postage to mail the boxes overseas. Contact a member of the
Auxiliary Unit 91 for more information on this project and how you can help.
The Auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM for the
time being.
The Unit meets at the Post Home five miles north of Trenton on US-129 and there
is ample parking, so all the ladies interested' in joining with the American Legion
Auxiliary in working for our veterans and our community, come on out and see where
you might fit in with the Post 91 Legion Family. There are programs to fit most
everyone, that will help our community and our veterans.
Trenton will have a Veterans Day Parade, on Friday, November 10, 2006. All
interested parties can contact Major Stroupe, the Gilchrist County Veteran Service
Officer, from Tuesday through Thursday at his office for more information. All
Veteran Service Organizations are invited to participate, just contact the County
Service Officer to find out the information.
Down Home Days will be Saturday, November 11. This is also the opening day
of General Gun Season for this area, but hunters can get up early, go to their stands,
and still get back in time to 'hunt' for that unusual and crafty present for someone for
Christmas. The Post 91 Family will have a booth again this year, so be sure to go by
and check them out. It is for another fund-raiser, so remember to help support your
local American Legion.
This is the time of year for parties and meetings so don't forget about your local
American Legion Post Homes that are available for some of these events. They have
roomy areas to meet and mingle, and ample parking for all, as well as handicapped
available facilities.
Keep them in mind for your meeting and party needs. Call them for more
Remember our Armed Forces all around the world, each and every day, in your
thoughts and prayers. Here at home, watch over our Legion Family, veterans, widows
and the families of those service members called to duty, helping out however and
whenever we can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149

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together article by article on a make-
up sheet. The paper will be made
up on the computer and sent to the
printer over the internet. Boy, are we
in for some big changes around here.
Also, the paper is a little narrower
than week this usual. The new size
is now in line with the industry stan-
dards of today. We have been holding
on to our larger size just as long as
possible. One thing is for sure, being
set-in-your-ways is tough on a bunch
of dinosaurs like us.

The following quick and easy recipe
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you are in a hurry or just not in the
mood to stand in the kitchen over a
hot stove this is the recipe for you.

Quick Easy Baked
1 chicken, cut-up
5 baking potatoes
Salt and pepper
Seasoning salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash
chicken well, place chicken in large
Pyrex dish or baking pan. Scrub bak-
ing potatoes and cut in half, do not
peel. Place potato halves cut side
down in between the chicken pieces.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and seasoning
salt over chicken and potatoes. Bake
for 20 minutes and take pan out of
oven and turn chicken. Don't turn the
potatoes. Sprinkle the chicken with
salt, pepper, and season salt. Bake for
about 20 more minutes. I know this
dish is ready when I can stick a fork
in the potatoes.and they are soft.
When making this dish use regular
size baking potatoes not those extra
large ones. As the chicken cooks the
juices from the meat and the grease
from the chicken cooks down into
the bottom of the pan and flavors the
potatoes. This is pretty quick and all
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Gilchrist County Woman's Club News

The first meeting of the season
was held on September 15th. We
had a great time with some craft
projects for "Down Home Days."
A lot of un;'afty people found out
they were crafty after all! There was
much laughter and it was good to see
everyone having fun and renewing
friendships. A delicious meal was
prepared by the board members with
some killer deserts
Gwen Walden outlined our plans
for another Roast Pork Luncheon to
raise funds for scholarships. In the
past they have been very successful.
We welcomed two new members,
Charlene Dalton and Laura Green,
and we welcomed back Karen Phil-
man. Shelby Miller will also be.
Board Members Sharon Bard,
Oonagh DeNezza and June Kopf,
will be representing our club at
the Florida Federation of Womens
Clubs' board of directors meeting in
Orlando, on September 29th.
Oonagh DeNezza
Publicity Chairperson

Charlene Dalton Laura Green Karen Philman Shelby Miller

SRWMD Governing
Board Meeting
October 10th
On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m, at District Headquar-
ters, Hwy. 49 and 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider
District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters.
A workshop will follow the board
All meetings, workshops, and
hearings are open to the public.

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The Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce would like to an-
nounce the dates for our upcoming
Chamber Mixers: Monday, Octo-
ber 16, 2006 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m..
hosted by Capital City Bank, C I.l,-,-
ber Mixer and Grand reopening,
located at 109 W. Wade St, Trenton,
FL 32693.
If you are interested in hosting a
Chamber mixer or becoming a busi-
ness member or an individual mem-
ber of the Chamber please contact
Maureen at the Chamber office (352)
"Down Home Days" 2006: Come
join the fun at the 22nd Annual
"Down Home Days" Arts and Crafts
Festival put on by the. Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce. The
Festival is located in Trenton, Florida
at the Trenton High School Track
Complex on Saturday, November 11,
2006 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m. There will be over 150
Arts and Crafts booths with some re-
ally unique items. Choose from our
great selection of specialty foods and
refreshments while sitting under the
"Big" tent. Relax and enjoy a full
day of local singers and entertainers.
Mom and Dad bring your camera for
some great photo opportunities; take
pictures of the kids with "Mother
Goose," "Mortie" the Clown, and
"SANTA" (Santa's hours-10:00
a.m.-2:00 p.m.). We will also have
the world's largest pin ball machine,
games, activities and "Uncle Mike's"
Petting Zoo. Don't forget to stop by
the Chamber booth #59 to sign up
for our FREE hourly prize drawings.
Grand prize will be a 50/50 drawing.
Admission: 12 -Adults $2.00, 12 and
under FREE. We will have a great
day of fun, activities, special guests,
unique gift ideas and great food so
come on down and join the fun.
Booth spaces still available for Arts
and Crafts vendors. For more infor-
mation about renting booth space, to
sponsor our event, volunteer or to
donate a door prize to advertise your
business please contact Maureen at
the Chamber office (352) 463-3467
or 463-4047.


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Shands Safe Kids
Distributes Bicycle
Helmets To Kids In
Trenton Elementary

(Continued from Page One)
Each class received important in-
formation about bicycle and vehicle
safety before receiving their helmet.
Helmets were provided by a grant
from the Department of Transporta-
tion and Shands Safe Kids. "This is
our first event of this kind in Gilchrist
County and we hope to continue to
grow our safety education programs
in this area," said Debora Regan of
Safe Kids at Shands Children's Hos-
pital. "We are committed to work-
ing with parents, teachers and com-
munity groups who are looking to
provide safety education and tools to
Parents need to be aware that bicy-
cles are a great way for us to get ex-
ercise and stay healthy. These same
fun and healthy two wheel cycles are
also associated with more childhood
injuries than any other consumer
product except the automobile. In
2001, 134 children ages 14 and un-
der died in bicycle-related crashes. In
2002, 288,900 children were treated
in hospital emergency rooms with
bicycle-related injuries. Wearing a
helmet can reduce the occurrence of
head injury by 85%. To find out more
information on the importance of hel-
met use and proper fitting, visit www.
shandssafekids.org or call (352) 265-

Happy Birthday wishes to Gwen
Rexroat, Debbie Barron, and Jewel
Davidson on September 28th; Vir-
ginia Gould, Barbara Gest, Jared
Kinard, Jacob Stewart, J.T. Beck,
and Deen Lancaster on September
29th; Chris Martin, Kandius Martin,
and Kassie Holder on September
30th; to Kyle Parnell on October 1st;
to Alethea Smith, Garrett Rogers,
Steve Beach, and Stephanie Pearce
on October 2nd; to Heidi Cannon,
Stewart Wasson, John Keith Clifton,
Sr., Edward Campbell, and Imogene
McLeod on October 3rd; to Jo Smith,
Lynsey Grant, Carolyn Kearney, and
Earline Peterson on October 4th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Da-
vid and Constance Gordan, Mr. and
Mrs. Terry Parrish, and Chris and Ka-
rissa Roberts on September 28th; Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Lord on September
29thf; to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Parrish
on October 1st; to Mr. and Mrs. Jim-
my Sumner on October 2nd; to Dave
and Elly Ebanks on October 3rd.

State Park Prepares For
Manatee Season
State Park Seeks To Recruit
Volunteers To Lead Paddling Trips
In preparation for the upcoming
"manatee season" Manatee Springs
State Park will be holding an Inter-
pretive training session for potential
participants in the park's "paddle
The park 'is well known for its
scenic location on the banks of the
Suwannee River. It is equally well
known for the manatees that frequent
the spring run and adjacent waters of
the Suwannee River. From Decem-
ber through April the park conducts
weekly manatee paddles starting at
the spring run at Manatee Springs,
paddle on the Suwannee River and
return via the spring run.
The trip length is usually about one
to one and one half hours.
These popular Interpretive pro-
grams are usually filled to capacity.
Interpretation is simply the art of
connecting people with their envi-
ronment at an emotional level.
Individuals wishing to become
involved with the park's paddling
program are invited to attend one
of three scheduled Orientation and
Interpretive workshops. The work
shops are scheduled for Friday, Oc-
tober 20th, Friday, November 10th or
Saturday, November 11th at Manatee
Springs State Park. Workshops begin
at 1:00 p.m. and will last about two
hours. Refreshments will be served
by the park's Citizen Support Orga-
nization (CSO).
Ideal participants should have
enough paddling experience and
skills to feel comfortable assisting a
park ranger with the safety and com-
fort of other paddlers.
Additional training will be pro-
vided to those wishing to become
involved. Space is limited so please
call Park Services Specialist, John
Lohde at (351) 493-6823 to reserve a
place or for more information.
Take this opportunity to share
something you love with others.

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Alice Verner of Trenton will cel-
ebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday,
September 28, 2006. She was born in
West Palm Beach, Florida in 1916.
A 90th birthday cookout celebra-
tion will be held on Saturday, Sep-
tember 30th, hosted by her daughters
Sally Sumner of Trenton, Elaine
Inglett of Chiefland, and Roberta
Sandy of Havana, Florida.

Bluegrass Pickin At The
Trenton Train Depot
On Saturday, September 30th at
7:00 p.m. at the Trenton Train Depot,
will be the Suwannee Valley Blue-
grass monthly Pickin.
Starting at 7:00 p.m. various Blue-
grass Bands will begin playing, so
bring your bluegrass band or come
and hear some of the best Bluegrass
in North Florida.
Don't forget to bring your lawn
chair and enjoy Great Bluegrass Mu-
sic from 7:00 p.m. till?
There is plenty of room to sit
around and jam outside, so you
might want to bring your old flat top
or banjo or whatever you play and sit
around and pick.
Come on out and enjoy a great
night of good ol' time fun.
If you have any questions please
call (352) 284-0668 and ask for
See Ya There!

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Church News
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Tamara Dawn Hoyt of Newberry
and Marty Thomas Malloy of Trenton
would like to announce their up-com-
ing wedding to be held on October
14, 2006. The wedding ceremony

4 Pet's Sake
We have an auction coming Satur-
day, November 18th, and yes items
are needed, no clothing please. Our
goal this year is $3,200. Part of the
money will be used for medical
expenses for pets of low income
families. Now don't get ahead of us,
the medical program will start in the
middle, of 2007. Details are in the
process of discussions; presently the
auction is first on the agenda. All of
our programs will still continue. So,
do you have anything in good condi-
tion you would like to donate? Our
contact information is listed at the
end of this article.
Congratulations Dixie County!!
We wish The Dixie County Humane
So,:,i et thrh best. It is a long haid road
to:i ii., -el but after the first journey is
made, the will to go on to the next
Keep your canines in mind when
you jog or run. They make great
companions on workouts but please
schedule your routines in the early
morning when temperatures are cool.
It makes for a better run for you both.
Although the calendar says autumn
the temperature says hot.---Until next
time be happy just for the love of
them. e-mail fourpetssake@alltel.net
phone (386) 935-0975 or 866-727-
2972 mail us P.O. Box 1014, Bell,
Renee Emenecker

Card Of Thanks
Thanks for everyone's thoughts
and concerns during Papa Jim's last

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Tamara is the daughter of the late
Billy and Annette Hoyt.
Marty is the son of Tommy and
Beverly Malloy of Trenton.

We appreciate the visits, cards,
calls, prayers, and good will, both in
the hospital and during his rehab stay
at Ayers.
Hopefully, he'll be "on the mend"
soon and back to the golf course with
all his old cronies after so long.
Blessings to all,
The Troke Family

Marriages Applications
Filed In Gilchrist
Jordan Daniel Hastings, date of
birth, 9/11/1983, and Megan Annlee
Greene, date of birth, 11/02/1984,
both of Trenton.
Michael Lee Martin, date of jirth ,
8/5/1978, and Regina Marie Bo.',J.
date of birth, 2/8/1979, both of High

SRWMD Governing
Board Meeting
October 10th
On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m, at District Headquar-
ters, Hwy. 49 and 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider
District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters.
A workshop will follow the board
All meetings, workshops, and
hearings are open to the public.

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Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church Offers Outreach
Ministry To The
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church is proud
to continue serving our friends,
neighbors, and community with an
outreach ministry.
"Community Bread Basket" pro-
vides breads and pastries free of
charge to everyone on the 1st and 2nd
Thursday morning of each month at
11:00 a.m. in our fellowship hall.

Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church To Have Fall
Revival October 2nd-6th
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church will be
entering into fall revival Monday,
October 2nd through Friday, October
6th. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m.
each evening.
Bobby Whitaker from Georgia will
be our guest speaker.
We will be partaking of our Lord's
Supper during the evening service on
Sunday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m. in
preparation for the revival.
All of our community is invited to
attend these services.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church Will Be In
Revival October lst-4th
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will
be having revival services beginning
Sunday, October 1st, and continu-
ing through Wednesday, October
4th. The worship service will begin
each evening at 7:00 p.m., with Rev.
Jason Nave, Minister of Evangelism,
Blacksheer Place Baptist Church in
Gainesville as the guest speaker.
Special music will be provided by
members of the church. A nursery
will also be provided for children,
birth through four years old.
If you have any questions, please
contact the church at (386) 454-
Mt. Pleasant is located three miles
south of Poe Springs Park on Gil-
christ County Road 337.

Old Time Preaching
Day At Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church October 15th
.oi ie .id Iier ihi GiREAT Oos-
pel Preachers: Rev. O.E. Boals, 75
years in the ministry and Rev. Ellis
Turner, 60 years in the ministry on
Sunday, October 15th. Special guest
singer, Kelly Murphy from Starke
will be singing in both services.
Also, Mt. Nebo's choir will be sing-
ing the old time favorites.

Our services will begin at 10:00
a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. with
a covered dish luncheon.
Mt. Nebo is located three miles
north of Bell at 4200 NW CR 340.
Come andjoin us for an exciting day.
For more information you may con-
tact our Pastor Rev. Jimmy Corbin at
(386) 935-3575.

Trenton Community
Church Of The
Nazarene Welcome A
New Pastor
The Trenton Community Church
of the Nazarene would like to intro-
duce our new pastor and his wife.
Pastor Merle Goodrich and his wife,
Mary, come to us from the Lake
Placid area where they have served
as Director of the South Florida
Nazarene Camp for the past eight
and a half years. Both of them are
excited about becoming a part of the
Gilchrist County family. They have
a son and a daughter who have given
them the joy of four grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren. Their
son and his family live in the Ft.
Lauderdale area. Their daughter and
her family live outside of Cleveland,
Ohio. Their dog, Shadow, will reside
with them in the parsonage.
The Trenton Community Church
of the Nazarene invites you and your
family to attend services on Sunday
mornings at 10:30 a.m. where we
praise and worship through song,
prayers and listening as Pastor Go-
odrich preaches what he is most
passionate about, the gospel of Jesus
Christ. We would also like to extend
an invitation to delve into God's
Word with a Bible study for all ages
at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
Our fellowship dinner begins at 6:15
p.m. each Wednesday evening.
The church is located on SR 26
about two miles west of highway
Come worship and grow with
us under the4 leadership of our new

First Baptist Church
Of Trenton Celebrates
Their 122nd
-On October 8, 2006, the First Bap-
tist Church of Trenton will mark 122
years of ministry in this community.
A very special day is planned to cel-
ebrate its history and heritage with a
time of sharing memories, exciting
music, fellowship, and special guest
speaker, Bro. Rick Lawrence.
Bro. Rick will be remembered as

Trenton United

Methodist Church
9:30 am 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.



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

SSunday 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.

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profitable for doctrine, for reproof for correction, for
instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16

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4470 N.W. County Road 236 Bell, Florida 32619
~ 1 Mile West of US-129-
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Service TimesPastor:
Rev. Lynn Wagner
10:00 am Sunday School Rev. Lynn Wagner
11:00 am Sunday Morning Worship Office:
6:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study 386-935-4219

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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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Mrs. Alene and Mr. Amos Philman

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Mr. and Mrs. Amos Philman of
Bell celebrated their 66th wedding
anniversary on September 19, 2006.
in Trenton at the Railroad Depot.
The Philman family and friends

pastor here from 1988-1996. During
that time he was honored as Florida
Minister of the Year, Stetson Univer-
sity. More than that, he was and is
still known as a faithful minister of
the gospel and a shepherd of his con-
gregation. He now serves as Direc-
tor of Church Planting of the Florida
Baptist Convention. We are excited
to welcome him back "home" on this
special occasion.
Everyone is welcome to this 122nd
anniversary celebration. Services
will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude
with dinner at noon.

Remember Our Troops
For those who believe, prayer is a
powerful weapon. It not only does
something for the pray-er, but also it
can increase the faith of those who
are being prayed for, especially those
who are in harm's way and protecting
our freedoms which we sometimes
take for granted here in the United
States of America.
We all should be consistent in our
prayers for those of our county who
are serving in the Armed Forces. The
following is a known list of those
who are on active duty, and who ei-
ther have a residence here or who are
relatives of someone who lives here
in Gilchrist County. (If you know
of an active military personnel who

enjoyed an afternoon gathering to
visit and listen to the music of the
Philman Family Band. The Band in-
cludes Amos and Alene's sons Amos,
Hilton, and Eldon.

is not listed, please contact the Gil-
christ County Journal, so that person
can be listed the next time this article
is published.
Clayton App, Kathy Arrington,
Peter Belanger, Steve Calloway,
Drew Cheatum, Wayne Cheatum,
Robert Dean, Jimmy Fletcher, Jr.,
Chris Geiger (Iraq), Jon Guzman
(Afghanistan), Sgt. Jeremiah Hau-
prich, (Special Forces), Sgt. Daniel
Hauprich, (Korea), Gary Hilliard,
Mark Hilliard, Steve Hilliard, Joe
Hudson, Anne Marie Landrum
(Army), Brian Landrum, (Marines),
Heather Langston, Matthew C.
Lind, Rob Long, Katie Lovett, Jona-
than Luchak, Gus Mauldin, Michael
Mayo, Evan McQuiston, T.J. Miller,
Mark Milton, Allen Murray, Stephen
Reed, T.J. Rush, Matthew Riordan,
Lance Corporal Stephen Roberts,
Jr., Donna Slayton, Donny Slaton,
James Slayton, Jeffrey Solis (Iraq),
Tech Sargent Gregory M. Turner
(Georgia), Justin Twigg (Iraq), Na-
than Twigg, LaShonda White (Iraq),
Wesley Wilson, Kyle Worthington,
and Daniel Wood (Iraq).

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t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
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
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~

We Welcome You To

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on HXiy-340 West)
Sunday School ................................. 9:45 am
Morning W orship ................................ 11 am
Evening W orship .................................. 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


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

(Nursery provided for 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
Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

Call 463-2038 for more information
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SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................ 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ............. ...............I... 6 PM

CHURCH PHONE: 386-472-3845


Invites You To Visit

502 NE 7th Street, Trenton, Florida
(Next to Medic-Ayers Rehabilitation Center)

Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am
Sunday Assembly 10:30 am & 5:00pm
Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pm

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Visit us on the web: www.trentonchurchofchrist.com
"If anyone speaks, let him speak the oracles of God"
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Gilchrist County Students Attend Teen

Court in Baker County

Showvn on front row from left are Kristin Padgett, Samantha Hooper, Ashlee Sullivan, and Jeffrey Strick-
land. Middle row from left are Valerie Beasley, Kirby Davis, Amanda Jones, Lauren Hudson, and Travis
Kortessis. Back row from left are Sarah Money, Ashley Gauthier, Belinda Bundy, and Ray Stoel, Criminal
Justice Academy Instructor.

Students Attend Teen
Court in Baker County
Twevle students enrolled in the
Criminal Justice Academy at Bell
High School recently traveled to
McClenny, Florida to attend Baker
County Teen Court with Ryan Bran-
nan as Program Coordinator. The
students attendance served as train-
ing for the Teen Court Program tenta-
tively scheduled to begin in October
for Gilchrist County.
Ashley Gauthier, Criminal Justice
Historian; Ashlee Sullivan, Sarah
Money, Kirby Davis, Criminal Jus-
tice President; Samantha Hooper,
Criminal Justice Historian; Lauren
Hudson, Kristen Padgett, Valerie
Beasley, Amanda Jones, Criminal
Justice Historian; Belinda Bundy,
Travis Kortessis, and Jeff Strickland
actively participated in the Baker
County process as jury members
hearing three (3) misdemeanor cases,
and bringing unanimous sanction de-
cisions back for each case.
The Criminal Justice Academy's
enrollment has increased from 57
members last school year to 95
members for the current school year.
The Academy participates in several
community service activities within
the County, one of which is the Road
Side Clean-Up'Project: The students
collect trash along specified roadsides
within the County four (4) times per
year. Last year approximately 2000
pounds of trash was collected, with
the participants using their own ve-
hicles, gas, etc.

Bell High School Senior
Class Will Be Selling
Chicken Dinners
The senior class of Bell High
School will be having their annual
Chicken Dinner Sale. Look around
town for our seniors, for they will be
selling tickets all this week and close
to homecoming week.
On homecoming day, October
13th, they will be handing out our
dinners to all prepaid buyers. You
may also pick up a dinner the day of
homecoming, for a small donation
of $5.00 to contribute to our senior
The time for pick up will be from.
10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in front of
Scaff's Supermarket. Just look for
our big white tent, you can't miss us.
Jeffrey L. Williams
Senior Class Reporter

Gilchrist County
Schools Institute New
Communication System
On Monday, August 28th, the new
school-to-parent communication sys-
tem for the Gilchrist County Schools
was put into service. If you have a
child in school, you should have re-
ceived a phone call at approximately
6:00 p.m. telling you about the sys-
tem and asking you to respond to a

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If you did not receive a one call
from this system, it means either
your school had a wrong phone num-
ber listed for your child or there was
no phone listed. You should contact
your child(ren)'s schools) and let
them know your correct phone num-
ber for future messages.
This messaging system will pro-
vide necessary information to you
as a parent about your child, such as:
registration dates, student absences,
etc. It will also provide emergency
messages, such as: school closings,
holidays, hurricanes, etc.
We hope that this new system will
enhance our communication with
you as a parent and that you will
give your support by providing your
school with information on how to
reach you.
During the past few weeks, your
.child's school has also been sending
messages home about school events,
holidays, etc. We have also been
sending messages from the School
Board office about excessive absenc-
es. Please stay on the line to hear the
message. Thanks!

Artichokes...are just plain: annoy-
ing... After all the trouble you go to,
you get about as much actual "food"
out of eating an artichoke as you
would from licking thirty or forty
postage stamps. Have a shrimp
cocktail instead.

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

2nd Annual
Superintendent's Gala
To Take Place On
October 14th
The 2nd Annual Superintendent's
Gala will take place on October
14th at Bell Elementary Cafetorium
beginning at 6:30 p.m. The theme
for this year's Gala is "An Enchanted
Evening." Now while you are try-
ing to conjure up how we are going
to transform our cafetorium into
Cinderella's Castle, let's discuss why
we are holding this Gala.
Last year after the first Gala, we
announced to you that over $10,000
was awarded to our two elementary
schools. These monies impacted 74
classrooms. Yes, you read that right,
74 classrooms! The monies were
used to expand our reading program
through the third grade. This year,
however, we want to spread the mon-
ies over the entire school system.
Reading impacts every individual.
How a child performs in a classroom
is greatly affected by his/her reading
ability. How an adult performs in the
"real world" is greatly affected by
his/her reading ability as well. We
want to make sure that every child
receives what they need to learn to
read and you can help!
You may choose to become a "pa-
tron" with contributions of $1,000,
$500, or $250 (and receive compli-
mentary tickets), or you may choose
to take part by purchasing an indi-
vidual ticket in the amount of $50.
Whatever you choose, you will be
helping our schools and your children
to achieve greatness. Remember, we
are building for the future!
If you need more information
about the Gala and to purchase tick-
ets, please call Terry Andrews at the
Gilchrist County School Board office
at 463-3200. You may also contact
the principal at your child's school
for tickets.

Bell Purple Powerhouse
Band Booster Meeting
October 5th
Bell's Purple Powerhouse Band
Boosters will have their monthly
meeting on Thursday, October 5th,.
2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.
We will be planning for Homecom-
ing, Senior Recognition Night, and
our upcoming competitions. Please
join us as a member.
If you have any questions, you now
also have an easy access to get those
answers directly.
The Bell Band is now online.
Check us out for all your band infor-
mation needs at: http://www.purplep
Debbie Norton-Aronowicz,
Purple Powerhouse Band Boosters
and Officers

In the long run you will receive
more from life doing the job you en-
joy than you will ever earn in money
from a job you loathe.
Terry L. Mayfield

American Legion

Hall Available
Meetings Parties
Weddings & Receptions


Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Healthy Start Services

Citizens enjoying the banquet at the 2005 First Annual Superinten-
dent's Gala.

"Hooks And Needles"
Is A New Club At Bell
High School
A new club has- formed at Bell
Middle/High School for students
wishing to learn knitting, crocheting,
loom knitting, and other fiber arts
- Hooks and Needles!
The first meeting of the club drew
well over 100 enthusiastic students
from both the middle and high
schools. Unfortunately, due to the
limited number of experienced in-
structors, the club has had to restrict
membership to high school students
only, at least for the fall semester.
Hopefully, by January, there will be

enough students with basic knowl-
edge to allow the interested middle
school students to join us as well.
We are asking the community to
help us in acquiring the tools and
materials we need, so that every stu-
dent will be able to participate. We
will gratefully accept donations of
crochet hooks, knitting needles, yam,
patterns and any other items you may
wish to contribute.
Donations may be dropped off
at the Bell Middle/High School of-
fice. Please tag them "Hooks and
Thanks for your support!
Mrs. Robin Crane, Sponsor


From September 28, 2006 to October 4, 2006
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
9/28 3/5:30pm Drama Practice
9/30 2 pm Tri-County Beauty Pageant
10/3 AM Ronald McDonald Program for Grades PK-4
10/3 3/5:30 pm Drama Practice
10/4 Student Fall Picture Day
9/28 3/5 pm Accelerated Reader Night .Computer Lab
10/3 3:30 pm School Improvement Meeting Parent Center
9/28 10:30 am MS R-B Reading Assembly with Gov. Bush Auditorium
9/28 4:30 pm Volleyball (MS/JV/V) vs. Ft. White Ft. White
9/28 7pm JV Football vs. Mayo Stadium'
9/29 7:30 pm Varsity Footballvs. Mayo Stadium.
"1'0/2 "'' 5pm MS \ le) tbll vs. Williston Williston
10 2 '' 7pm \,: lle, ajll'(JV/V) vs. St. Frances Gainesville
10/3 4:30 pm MS Volleyball vs. Oak Hall A&B Teams Gainesville
10/3 5:30 pm Volleyball (JV/V) vs. Mayo Mayo
9/28 6pm JV Football vs. Aucilla Christian Stadium
9/29 7:30 pm Varsity Football vs. Branford Stadium
10/3 3:30/6 pm High Q Meet vs. Williston Williston
10/3 5 pm Volleyball (JV/V) vs. Branford Gym
10/4 2/8 pm JROTC Drill Meet at Taylor County HS Perry

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Presentation of Reports
Presentation of Trustee Election Results
End of Business Session.....Drawings for Cash and Gift Prizes

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WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment



We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AvMed, PPC Care Manager,

State Employees Group PPC, Health Options, Champus, CMS,
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.

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On Tuesday, September. 19th,
Trenton Elementary School Pre-
K through Second Grade students
.came to "Read with Clifford." One
hundred and fifty (150) children, plus
older and younger siblings, took ad-
vantage of selecting a Clifford book
and getting a photo with The Big Red
Parents were provided training
information on RIF (Reading Is Fun-
damental) and on Governor Bush's
Reading Initiative: The Five Com-
ponents of Reading.
The RIF grant, a federally funded
program whose major corporate
sponsor is Capital City Bank, was
awarded to Trenton Elementary for
the 06-07 school year. This grant
will provide four free books for stu-
dents and literacy training for parents
in order to encourage reading and
educational awareness.
November 14th will be our next
RIF night and our special guest will
be Curious George. Come meet
George from 5:30-7:00 pm. You and
your student will enjoy the experi-
ence and the memories.
Special thanks to Corey Clark,
Devon Weaver, Stephanie Halling,
and our TES office staff for making
"Clifford Day" a great and memo-
rable experience!

LCCC Student
Activities Association To
Host John Rush In
The Student Activities Association
at Lake City Community College
will host a free concert by nation-
ally recognized musician/performer
John Rush. The concert is scheduled
for noon on Pine Square (Lake City
campus), October 4th. The com-
munity is invited to come out to' the
campus and hear "the guitar virtuoso
that can really sing."
Singing and playing guitar/bass/
keyboard and percussion, Rush
plays his own original music and
songs you know. He has been named
"Entertainer of the Year" by Campus
Activities Magazine and "Mpsiciar
of the Year" by Campus Awards
Averaging more than 200 dates
a year, Rush is making a name fo:
himselfin the college.,.ampus and
club circuiit'. ,\i 1i' -, itit that cover:.
more Wl? 6,i''sI'ng and over 150
different groups, Rush plays original
and/or cover depending upon what
the audience requests. He has beer,
called a "human iPod" because he
can play more than 55 hours of music
upon request!
Rush has a powerfully dynamic
voice that makes you feel he's lived
every song he sings. His guita:
style is a cross between Stevie Ra)
Vaughan and Mark Knopfler. To date.
he has also released three CDs of his
own music.
For more information, contact
Amy Dekle in LCCC's Student
Activities Office at (386) 754-
4317. Visit John Rush's Web site
at www.johnrush.com for complete
information about him and his bi-

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Shown from left are Leyton Hailing and Silas Griffin getting a hug
from "The Big Red Dog."

Shown from left are Robin Norris and Denise McGee meeting Clifford
The Big Red Dog.

Shown from left are Lauren and her dad Jason Roberts with Clifford.

Trenton (352) 463-7135

by Sandy Panchyshyn
This game started with a kick-off
by the Lafayette Hornets. The first
quarter, the dogs had a substantial
tackle by #54 TJ Kircher and #22
Tray Roux. Later in the first quarter
Bulldog TJ Kircher also recovered
a Bell fumble and the score at the
end of the first quarter was 8 to 0
The second quarter started with a
kick-off return by the Bell Bulldogs
#80 Chris Wilkerson for 15 yards.
Bulldog #21 Jeremy Zimmerman
later in the second quarter gave us
a first down with an eight-yard run.
Our dog #53 Dante King recovered a
Bell fumble also in the second, along
with a later #20 Bradley Denim who
received a pass to make a first down
to keep the drive alive.
John Bailey, Bulldog #10 received
a 40-yard pass giving the Bell Bull-
dogs their first touchdown on the
scoreboard. The point after attempt
was successfully run in by our Dante
King #53 for a tie score.
The tough Bulldogs gave the
Lafayette Hornets a good fight all
through the first half leaving the
score at half time 8 to 8.
Bell struggled in the second half,
allowing two more touchdowns, fall-
ing to the Hornets with a final score
of 22-8 giving the Bulldogs a season
record to date of 2 and 2.
Keep pushing, stay focused, team-
work gets the job done guys, go get
em; Bulldogs.
The season isn't over yet!

Bulldogs on the move shown from left are #54 TJ. Kircher,
#60 Chris Huek, #21 Jeremy Zinmmerlman carrying the ball.
# 12 Jordan Mehl.

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Basic Law Enforcement
Officer Training
October 30, 2006 March 16, 2007
Olustee Campus in Building 3. Lab 2
6 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
(a few weekend training dates required)
Mandatory Meeting, October 11

Must be 19 years old before March 16, 2007,
have a high school diploma or GED,
and pass a physical exam including EKG.
Call for details :
Law Enforcement Program at (386) 754-4383
S by e-mail at brownd@lakecitycc.edu
or visit the Lake City Community College Web site at

will be inspecting the poles for
strength, deficiencies and overall
soundness, They will also be treat-
ing the poles with an agent to reduce
the potential for rotting.
If any member has a question or
concern, please call CFEC at 800-

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Work crews contracted by CFEC Crews, and # 54 TJ Kircher.

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Shown from left is Elaine Zahn and Linda Baynard making sure the
stitching is right on the pillow cases they are making for the com-
munity project called "Pillow Patrol." They are both members of the
American Sewing Guild and the "Treadlers." Photo by Anna Wild.

* Shown is Norma Fisher, President of the "Treadlers," as she turns the
pillow case right-side out. This and other pillow cases made for the
"Pillow Patrol" community service project will benefit an area char-
ity. Photo by Anna Wild.

Pole Barns

Installed Complete

Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)

Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm

Every week: Open Mic from 2- 3,
Featured Act 3 5
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Tom Hogan
Produce Sept 19: Amos Philman
Sept 26: Anna White and...the
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American Sewing Guild
Participates In
Nationwide Community
By Anna Wild
On Tuesday, September 19, 2006
members of the local American Sew-
ing Guild, called the "Treadlers," met
at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop
for their monthly meeting and to par-
ticipate in a very special community
project. They were sewing pillow
cases that they will donate to a local
charity; the pillow cases can also be
used as bags since they are made with
a drawstring. Norma Fisher, leader of
this group, explained that this "Pillow
Patrol" will benefit hospital pediatric
wards, homeless shelters, domestic
abuse safe houses and victims of
natural disasters. These pillow cases
are easy and fun to make and it feels
good to help others. The "Treadlers"
provided their own materials for the
project and try to complete several
community projects throughout the
STheir group learns how to sew by
machine and every month they learn
a new skill. The group is designed
for both new sewers and experi-
enced sewers. If you would like to
meet the group feel free to join the
"Treadlers" every 3rd Tuesday of the
month at the Trenton Quilt Shop at
10:00 a.m.. You can also call Norma
Fisher at 472-3489 for more informa-
tion. Elaine Zahn is a newer member
'of our community and was pleased
to say that this is "the friendliest
place" and "I have met almost all my
friends through sewing." Additional
instructional classes can be found at
"The Creation Comer" in Chiefland.
There Linda Baynard and Alicia
Jenkins provide educational classes
on sewing, call 949-0260 for more

Tri-County Hospital Not
Yet A "Done Deal"
Frank Schupp, organizer for the
Ameris Health Systems Inc. bid to
build a hospital in Chiefland to serve
the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy area to
be known as the Tri-County Hospi-
tal, is reminding people that until the
Certificate of Need is obtained the
building cannot go ahead.
Volunteers are needed to collect
the signatures; many churches and
companies in the area have letters of
support circulating and they must be
gathered in by October 14th.
Every letter will have to be
checked to avoid duplication. If you
have already signed a letter to Gov-
ernor Bush asking for his support,
please do not sign again.
We need about 4000 letters to meet
the criteria for a Certificate of Need
and we have already collected about
2000. Please take every opportunity
to sign a letter for the CON time is
running out. You may call (352) 493-
7597 to volunteer or ask pertinent
questions. Please leave a message.
Jean da Costa

Governor Bush
Announces Inititative To
Assist Florida's
Severely Injured
Florida Seamless Transition
Program Helps Servicemembers
Learn About State Benefits
Governor Jeb Bush today an-
nounced the start of a pilot program
which provides the state with timely
veteran contact information from the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA), allowing the Florida Depart-
ment of Veterans' Affairs (FDVA) to
reach out to severely injured service-
members inbound for treatment at a
Florida-based VA facility.
"I'm proud that Florida is the first
state to establish a formal program to
inform our injured veterans from Op-
erations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom about Florida state benefits
available to them and their families,"
said Governor Bush. "Hopefully,
this pilot initiative, called the Florida
Seamless Transition Program, will
become a model for other state gov-
ernments to enhance their long-term
case management support of these
deserving veterans and the families
of the fallen."
The program allows VA staff
members assigned to Department of
Defense medical facilities to contact
injured servicemenibers headed to
VA treatment facilities in Florida,

and provide an opportunity for them
to authorize contact by FDVA repre-
In June 2006, Governor Bush pro-
posed the contact information-shar-
ing arrangement regarding severely
injured servicemembers, similar to
the existing relationship between the
DOD and VA.
"This program ensures Florida's
severely injured servicemembers can
be tracked by state government agen-
cies offering a variety of additive
health care, education, work force,
and financial benefits to federal
programs," said FDVA Executive

Director Rocky McPherson. "This
program will become a valuable as-
set toward state government enhanc-
ing long-term support to our Florida
veterans and their families," he said.
FDVA is a state agency created to
assist all present and former mem-
bers of the Armed Forces of the
United States and their dependents
and survivors in preparing claims
for and securing such compensation,
hospitalization, vocational training,
employment assistance, and other
benefits or privileges they may have
earned. All services rendered by
FDVA are without charge to the
For information on FDVA and ben-
efits offered to Florida veterans, log
on to www.FloridaVets.org.

Irish Storyteller
Tomaseen Foley's Irish
Times To Be At Levy
Performing Arts Center
Return to the days before the motor
car, the television and the telephone,
to gentler times and simpler places
with native Irish storyteller Tomas-
een Foley's Irish Times on October
24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Levy Per-
forming Arts Center.
Long before Riverdance, ordinary
Irish men and women met friends
and neighbors to dance and fill the
Celtic twilight with laughter and sto-
ries. From the infinitely rich treasury
of Ireland's cultural heritage Irish
times recreates an evening of tradi-
tional dance and the fiery musical
sounds of the fiddle, flute, whistle,
and bodrans.
Enjoy dinner before the perfor-
mance at 6:00 p.m. at the Lobo Caf6.
Dinner will include Baked Chicken
or Corned Beef and Cabbage, rice
pilaf, yeast rolls, salad bar, cherry
pie, choice of any fountain drink, tea
or coffee. Cost is $8 including tax. As
seating is limited, reservations must
be made for the dinner.
Season tickets are $44 (4 events)
general admission, $36 seniors,
LCCC staff and students, and $105
for a family pack (4 events each for
4 family members). Individual ticket
prices for the performance are $14
general admission, $13 seniors, and
$12 LCCC staff, students, and stu-
dents from other schools.
More information regarding season
or individual tickets may be obtained
and reservations for dinner may be
made by.calling the box office at
(386) 754-4340.


Newnan's Lake Cleanup
Another plea for volunteers at this
year's Coastal Cleanup event at Lake
Newnans on Saturday, September
30th. We have lots of equipment at
our disposal this year, and I sure plan
on putting it to good use. The kind
folks at ANAMAR Environmental
Consulting will be bringing trucks to
pick up garbage, boats to off-load ca-
noes and tow them to work sites, an
airboat, and even a couple of canoes.
All this will be a real plus for this
year's event, which is Gainesville's
contribution to the annual Interna-
tional Coastal Cleanup.
Whether you are a group that
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GAR hosts this great cleanup every
year, and we are ever so grateful
for their assistance in planning this
event. We are also grateful to the
City of Gainesville Solid Waste Divi-
sion for their help with disposal.
Sure do hope many of you can
help out with this cleanup. The Ala-
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so there's plenty of time to get to the
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John Evans Sanders of High
Springs completed army basic train-
ing September 21, 2006 in Ft. Ben-
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2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment
and graduated E3, top of his class.
He won medals in sharp shooting,
weapons training, and hand grenades.
John will now spend the next twelve

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Army Pfc. Amanda M. Ysidron has
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at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South
During the nine weeks of train-
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training. His MOS is for Petroleum
John is the son of Dana Sanders
and the grandson of Harold and
Yvonne Sanders, all of Bell.
He is the great-grandson of the late
Evans and Idell Sanders and great-
grandson of Z.G. and Marzie Bryant.
John is also the son of James and
Linda Osborn and the grandson of
John and Sandra Sullivan, all of High

values, physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in basic com-
bat skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet training,
drill and ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and unarmed
combat, map reading, field tactics,,
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system, basic first aid, foot marches,
and field training exercises.
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Springhouse Quilters
Springhouse Quilters are busy
completing their 2006 community
projects. The community project
for this year is for each member to
complete either a lap or children's
size quilt for donation to a nursing
home resident or a child needing spe-
cial care. The community has been
a wonderful help to Springhouse, and
the community project each year is a
way in which Springhouse attempts
to repay some of the kindness and
help they have received.
Lancaster employee Jeffrey Crawl
and his work crew have been doing
a great job in helping Springhouse
keep their house and grounds mani-
cured. The work crew has worked
very hard maintaining the yard. A
special thanks goes to Mr. Crawl and
his group for the great job they do.
The September workshop is a
.project to be taught by Joyce Snoddy
and will be a Petal Play project of a
redbird. The redbird will be made
to appear 3-dimensional and will be
centered in a quilt block appearing to
be looking through a round window.
The next regular business meeting
of Springhouse will be October 10th.
It is hard to believe that 2006 is pass-
ing so fast and will soon be history.
New officers will be elected soon to
begin a new year in January'of 2007.
The beginning plans are being
made for Springhouse to host another
Quilt Show. The show will be next
October, 2007. As the weeks and
months pass, many details of the

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day, October 9th for Columbus Day.
We will re-open for business as
usual on Tuesday, October 10th.
Have a safe holiday.

The Quilters of Alachua Mutual Of Omaha
Day Guild Will Meet On Drive, Chip And Putt
October 5th Swings Into Gainesville
The Quilters of Alachua County The Mutual of Omaha's Drive,
Day Guild is planning to meet on Chip and Putt Junior Challenge, the
Thursday, October 5th, at Westmin- world's largest junior golf program,
ster Presbyterian.Church, 1521 NW.,,will .swing, into Gainesville on Sun-
34th St: in Gtjjlc, ,ille ,;,dY_, Qctober 1st.:. ;
Social time is at 9:30 a.m. and the Boys and girls ages 7-14 are in-
meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. vited to hit the links of the Ironwood
This month our focus is "Tour De Golf Course, 2100 Northeast 39th
Stash." Avenue in Gainesville, at 1:00 p.m.
All visitors are welcome. For The event is free and fun for kids
more information call 373-2039. of all skill levels. Competitors will
be divided into four age groups and
will compete in driving, chipping and
putting competitions. Multiple prizes
will be awarded in each age group.
SParticipants can pre-register at
SfIfrto V www.TheGolfChannel.com or at the
/ C golf course.
Gainesville is one of 105 stops
Ste in ity throughout the United States and
Canada for the. Mutual of Omaha's
Drive, Chip and Putt Junior Chal-
^t ? f lenge, which is presented by The
Golf Channel. Winners from these
events will have the opportunity to
M ar n participate in a regional competition
M a rtJ in and possibly the national competition
in Orlando later in October.

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Shown is Grace Anderson, one of Springhouse Quilter's newest mem-
bers, displaying one of the community projects during the September

show will be shared through this
column. During the last show, held
in 2005, there were estimated to be
more than 700 individuals visiting
the show. We hope the 2006 show
will be as great as the 2005 show.
There were many good comments
received by Springhouse members
about the 2005 show. A lot of work
goes into making a good show and
it is hoped that the community will

"We're thrilled to bring Mutual
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to Gainesville," said Jim Speers,
Mutual of Omaha general manager.
"Everyone is a winner in this fun and
rewarding program."
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and financial services products for
individuals, businesses and groups
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excess of $18 billion and are ranked
among the Fortune 500.

Assembly Of Fine
Artists News
At our October meeting we'll in-
vite the public to enter our Designer
Fashions' Fit for your "look-a-like"
Diana competition. Designers must
use their own fabrics and design, be
their own model, or choose their own
person to model their designs.

visit the show and observe some of
the work by Springhouse Quilters
A special thanks to the different
newspapers that print Springhouse
News. We truly appreciate their
help and support.
For information about Springhouse
Quilters, contact Anna Gilliam, 463-
7922 or Lois Scott, 463-2207.
Lois Scott, Publicity

Competition date and place to be
held will be announced later. Entry
fee will be $25.00 for two entries.
Garments can be sold or auctioned at
end of show with proceeds going to
the Designer.
We are looking around to learn
which restaurant or private club will
work best with our group.
Barbara CR Moore

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
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all worked in pieces of cloth sewn to
the background.
The three pictures told a story of
the work done by village women.
The first block told of the woman
sweeping the yard and had an actual
miniature broom....straws and all.
The second told of the woman go-
ing to the forest to pick mushrooms
and had crocheted flowers in the tall
grass. The third block told of the
woman gathering firewood and she
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Bits And Pieces From
The Joyful Heart
Quilters And Crafters .
Of North Gilchrist
Well, now, I guess we pretty much
can tell that summer is officially
over. Oh, not because it says so on
the calendar and not because ladies
are no longer wearing white shoes
or carrying white purses because that
went out years ago about the time
ladies quit wearing hats and gloves
to church.
You can tell because it's a tad
cooler of a night and stays cooler of
a morning just a bit longer. Not only
that but it gets dark earlier and will
continue to do so even though day-
light savings time is supposed to do
just that...save daylight.
But the big tip off is that the syca-
mores have traded in their lush green
gowns for crisp brown and tan ones
that rustle in the wind sounding like
Mammy's red taffeta petticoat in
Gone With The Wind.
I always think that fall's official
color is yellow because the roadsides
and fields are drenched in it. The
slender stalks of the golden rod danc-
ing in the breeze beckon to the first
falling leaves to come and dance with
them. Then there's the tall stately
rattle boxes blooming everywhere.
They look similar to snapdragons
and when the seeds dry inside the
seedpod they rattle. Shortly after,
they spring open like a jack-in-the-
box spreading seeds that will snuggle
down into the earth and sleep until
next year.
There's also a wildflower, or at
least I call them that even though
some others call them weeds. They
grow in little clumps, like bushes that
have beautiful little yellow flowers
and I won't mow them down.
Of course, these are just a few
signs of the times but it gives me
hope that soon I won't have to run
the air conditioner so often or maybe
not at all. And if that's not enough, in
a couple more days it will be October
and you know what that means...right
you are...no more love bugs. It's hard
to believe those romantic little devils
have calendars in their pockets but
they must because sure as shooting'
come September they appear out of
nowhere and descend on us like the
black plague. I have yet to hear tell
of anything that kills them or eats
them. Thank the Lord they just
hatch, mate and die but there are bil-
lions of them. Oh well, come next
week if you're lucky you'll be able to
see out of your windshield again.
So,' whet" twenty-three N' .luJl
Hearts parked their cars on vednes-
day, September 20th, many of them
looked as if they had been tarred were
and waiting to be feathered...thanks
to the love bugs
Elaine Nemeth, Ann Mangone and
Marvine Deer set to work basting
one of our new quilts. Cathy Strom
helped pin a quilt and worked on her'
Swedish weaving; Jackie Moore, Al-
ice Binns, Betty Hicks, Heidi Kamp,
Lu Rowland, and Martha Foster fc-
lowed suit.
Ann Taylor was knitting her fa-
mous dish cloths and'Myrle Gilkey
was back to knitting a blue rat. I'm
just'kidding. That's what it looks like
at first but it turns into a lovely fuzzy
neck scarf.
Diana Lynn and Barbara Myrick
both busied themselves with their
block of the month squares while
Mary Lou Ryder worked on her heart
Alberta Swanner and Ruth Wilk-
erson both were crocheting and
Evelyn Wood was doing counted
cross stitching on a tiny baby bib.
Rita Simcoe was able to make it,
for a change. She's doing beautiful
chicken scratch squares that will be
pillows when finished.
Bonnie Edwards, Barbara Strom,
and I visited with everyone and en-
couraged them to keep up the good
work. Well, we can't all be on tle
ball all the time, ya know, that is ek-
cept for Elaine.
Speaking of Elaine, she announced
that we had completed the fifty lap
quilts and had given them to Jackie
to give to the VA Hospital. Jackie,
herself, is going to continue to mnke
even more.
Bonnie showed everyone how to
make the card carousel that we've
been planning to make for a nursing
home this Christmas. They should be
easy to do and will help to brighten
the holidays for the residents.
Evelyn brought in a lovely gift for
everyone to admire and enjoy, that
she received from Africa...remember
she was born there. The piece was a
long panel of three colorful pictures

and tucked into a slim little pocket
of the first picture. The needle work
was just wonderful...a very unique
'piece of artwork done by women in
ahe village.
We are different...yet not so differ-
ent. Around the world women come
together to put their hands and hearts
to work to create things of beauty out
of scraps of fabric. It is a sisterhood
that has existed for thousands of
years...a common thread that weaves
womankind together.
There were three birthdays to
celebrate...Ann Taylor, Alberta
Swanner, and Rita Simcoe. I had
to leave early but I expect everyone
sang Happy Birthday to them and
helped them eat the pineapple up-
side down cake.
The good news is that our gal Pau-
lene Martin is making good progress
arid we're all praying that she will
ble strong and well enough to come
home around September 28th or
19th...Praise the Lord.
Our next regular meeting will be
Wednesday, October 4th. We hope
that everyone will be "fit as a fiddle"
and able to be there so .we can plan
our Halloween Howl'
I never have been good at math
but even I can understand the fol-
lowing equation taken off someone's
computer...one cross and three nails,
equals forgiveness...think about it.
'Til next time remember the old Dan-
ish proverb...What you are is God's
gift to you; what you do with yourself
is your gift to God.
A Joyful Heart
Marilyn Runde

Boy Undergoes Rare
Surgery To Correct
A four-year-old Ocala boy born
with a severe form of scoliosis be-
came one of the first children in the
Southeast to receive a titanium rib
device that will allow his rib cage to
expand as he grows, said University
of Florida surgeons, who performed
the two-and-a-half-hour operation to-
day at Shands at UF medical center.
The device spreads vertically to
expand his chest cavity, creating
more room for his organs while cor-
recting his scoliosis, a curvature of
the spine. Unlike adolescents who
llbvelop scoliosis, children born with
the disease usually have ribs that
have fused, preventing their chest
cavities from growing even as the
organs inside them continue to en-
large, said UF pediatric orthopaedic
Surgeon Itymud Wog, M.D,, who
led the prgcdure;,Woq igs an asqi-
ate professor of orthopaedic surgery
and chief of pediatric orthopaedics at
UF's College of Medicine.
Prior to the development of the
titanium rib, a thin bar that can be
manually adjusted so the rib cage
can expand over time, many children
with severe congenital scoliosis died

ens or improves, he said.
The titanium ribs have additional
length inside of them, which will al-
low Woo to expand them by making

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as their bodies outgrew their fused
ribs, Woo said. Fusing rods into the
spine, the standard surgery to treat
the disease in teens and adults, is not
considered an option for small chil-
dren: Although it would straighten
their spines, it would not solve the
problem of multiple fused ribs, Woo
"They don't have enough room
in their rib cages for their organs to
grow," he said. "(Without that) these
kids are doomed to die. This is really
a major step forward in the treatment
of this disease."
Only about 1,000 children in the
United States have this severe form
of congenital scoliosis with fused
ribs, Woo said. The main problem
these children face is that their fused
ribs constrict lung development, said
George H. Thompson, a professor
of orthopaedics and director of pe-
diatric orthopaedics at Case Western
Reserve University. This makes the
titanium rib's ability to expand the
chest cavity particularly important,
he said.
"The lung really gets most of
its development in the first eight
years of life," said Thompson, also
rc te;i onf the qroliosi P Reearc

small incisions over the spots where
the device is attached to Shamar's
rib. He will have to come back every
six months to have them adjusted.
"I thought it was good news," said
Robbietta Honor, Shamar's mother,
recalling the day when Woo told
her about the surgery. "I can notice
it more as he gets older, one side is
growing and the other side isn't. He's
Because the surgery is so unusual,
Woo and UF pediatric surgeon David
Kays, M.D., both received special
training to learn how to perform
it. Kays assisted in the surgery and
Vincent Deeney, M.D., an orthopae-
dic surgeon from the University of
Pittsburgh who has performed the
surgery before, was in the room to
offer guidance. Another team was
also in place to monitor Shamar's
spinal cord, Woo said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-
tration approved the device, produced
by the Paoli, Pa., company Synthes,
for humanitarian use in 2004. Ac-
cording to the FDA, the humanitar-
ian use exemption was put in place
to encourage companies to develop
devices and treatments for conditions
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Woo's patient since he was about 6 sometimes equate to less profit, Woo
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of the fused ribs so they could be at- and allowing the rib cage to expand,
tached to his, rib cage. The only parts tha device will also allow Shamar to
of the vertical ribs that actually touch maintain flexibility, something that
the boy's bones are the points where m f i s that
the boy's bones are the points where older scoliosis patients typically sac-
they are attached, Woo said. rifice when rods are fused into their
Shamar was listed in good condi-
tion after the surgery, Woo said. Woo "This allows you to have the best
will not know how well the device of both worlds," Woo said.
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This is the way quilts are put together to be quilted. Ann Hardee,
Christine and Ashley Kimbrell, her nieces, have put many quilts to-
gether. Christine is our youngest member, at 13 years old, and has
won five blue ribbons and one red ribbon at the state fair. She is a
great auilter.

Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
September 21st at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Our day started
out slow but by lunch time we had
several from the Lutheran Church,
some from Lake City and some from
Crystal River. So, we did have a
busy day.
The quilt that Pat and BJ finished
for the Woman's Club has been
finished and it will be raffled off
later. Some of the squares were
made by members a- long time ago,
were packed away, and finally were
brought out and now, what to do
with it. Quilters always have ideas
on how it will be finished and how
it will be a treasure for someone to

Jarrod and 10 boys were out
Wednesday and what a difference
they make when they get busy. One
boy planted tomatoes who had never
seen a tomato plant much less planted
one but he did a great job. They do
so much when they come out. Thank
you Lancaster.
Joyce has brought in a lot of beau-
tiful fabrics and many projects can be
made. We sell it here for the upkeep.
of our Museum and we will have
more later.
Lunch was good with baked chick-
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and gravy, squash casserole, biscuits,
apple pie, chocolate cake and so
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our customers have an opportunity monoxide inhalation and contami-
to dream and plan their next home nated food and water supplies.
improvement or gardening project. Using electronic data from Flori-
And for one of our customers, the da's Poison Information Center Net-
dream will become a reality. We're work hotline, the experts designed a
looking forward to helping make that surveillance system to identify public
happen." health threats and make this informa-
Full details about the $1,000 tion readily available over the Web to
sweepstakes are available and en- state health department epidemiolo-
tries will be accepted exclusively at gists.
Gilchrist Building Supply, located at Florida health officials, for exam-
1960 N. U.S. Highway 129 in Bell. ple, were able to track 200 percent to
There is a limit of one entry per 300 percent spikes in carbon monox-
household. ide and gasoline poisonings related
Gilchrist Building Supply, Inc., is to generator use after Hurricanes
locally owned and operated and has Katrina and Wilma made landfall
been serving the community since last year in Florida, according to data
1979. The store offers a complete recently published in the Centers for
line of hardware and building sup- Disease Control and Prevention's
plies for everyone from the do-it- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
yourself homeowner to the profes- Report.
sional builder. Lawn and garden The CDC adopted the Florida
equipment sales and service along model and used data provided by
with a growing rental department are the American Association of Poison
also available. Many services such Control Centers to monitor other hur-
as. glass and key cutting and UPS ricane-prone coastal areas, including
shipping are also provided. Gulf Coast regions in the aftermath
Don't forget, you have 1,000 of Katrina.
reasons to stop in and register at "The primary benefit is that you're
Gilchrist Building Supply. not waiting and reporting on things
that happened three days ago; you're
seeing something and interacting in
real time to stop it," said study co-
Commissioner Winn author Jay Schauben, Pharm.D., a
Promotes The UF clinical professor of emergency
Om S o medicine and pharmacy and direc-
Importance Of School tor of the Florida Poison Information
Breakfast Center-Jacksonville. "The quicker
you can identify a problem, the faster
Education Commissioner John you can focus your attention, the
L.Winn today encouraged students more individuals you might spare do-
throughout Florida to start their day ing the wrong thing which gets them
with a healthy breakfast. The De- into trouble, health-wise. And I think
apartment of Education's "Excellence that's the concept here."
Begins with Breakfast" campaign For example, higher-than-normal
encourages schools and students to reports of gastrointestinal distress
participate in school breakfast pro- a small geographic area may indicate
grams. problems with a municipal water
supply, allowing health officials to
''The beginning, f a: new year is. warnl:residents to switch to bottled
a great opportunity for schools to water until the local water source is
launch the school breakfast pro- cleared.
gram," said Commissioner Winn. Florida Department of Health
"Research shows that 'breakfast is officials started reviewing data col-
the most important meal of the day. elected by the Florida Poison Infor-
There is a clear link between eating mation Center Network during the
a healthy breakfast and being ready 2004 hurricane season. In 2005 the
to learn." agencies began monitoring poison
Research shows that children who' control center records daily to see if
eat breakfast have improved mem-any were connected to storm-related
eat breakfast have improved mem-
ory, problem-solving skills, verbal health hazards.
... m We monitored these hazards us-
fluency and creative abilities. Studies We m d te h s
also suggest that skipping ing a sophisticated, Web-based data-
also suggest that skipping breakfast ather s w a h i
contributes to obesity, particularly gathering system we already had in
among adolescents. place here that was originally de-
among adolescents. i d h t e -
signed to characterize epidemiologi-
Traditional meals served in the cal information the incidence and
school cafeteria are still the most spread of disease for our statewide
school cafeteria are still the most p ct c Scaue
popular. However, many schools are poisoncontrol centers," Schauben
now reaching out to provide meals in said. "Now this same system pro-
now reaching out to provide meals in videos valuable real-time information
new ways such as offering breakfast videos valuable real-time infy pubic
and surveillance to identify public
in the classroom or "grab-n-go" health threats left in the wake of hur-
meals from moving carts or kiosks. ricanes."
All are convenient, quick ways to Created by the Florida Legislature
ensure students enjoy a nutritious, in 1989, the network includes three
balanced breakfast and start their day te neto includes th
on the right foot. poison control centers in Miami,
on the right foot. Tampa and Jacksonville. Health pro-
fessionals and the public can call the
All public elementary and many network via the nationwide 4-hour,
secondary schools in Florida offer a toll-free telephone "POISON HELP"
school breakfast program with nutri- hotline, 1-800-222-1222. Poison in-
tious foods to all students. Students formation specialists at each center
who qualify for free- or reduced- gather exposure and substance infor-
price lunches also qualify for free- or nation from callers and enter it into
reduced price breakfast. In Florida, a local database that is then uploaded
approximately 500,000 school break- within seconds to a statewide data-
fast meals are served to students as base, housed at the Jacksonville site.
part of the U.S. Department of Agri- During the 2005 hurricane season,
culture's School Breakfast Program. state health officials monitored ex
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soning. They compared exposures
from 30 days before and up to one
week after a hurricane's landfall.
The system provides a collaborative,
online reporting system, displaying
surveillance graphs and Geographic
Information Systems mapping data
with hour-to-hour updates that can be
accessed in the office or on a laptop
in a car, in an airport or in the field.
Health officials rely on spikes in the
data to help identify health-hazard
incidences. "Data spikes provide
clues and allow us to zoom in on
something exactly when it's hap-
pening in a certain location," said
Schauben, adding that the system
allows users to track patients' names
and addresses and then alert the near-
est local health department of the
incident. "For example, we'll tell the
local health department that we've
had five carbon monoxide cases in
a certain area in the past 24 hours
and ask them to get out there and
educate the people about generators,"
Schauben said. Operating generators
in enclosed or poorly ventilated areas
can lead to carbon monoxide poison-
ing. Twenty-eight incidents of carbon
monoxide exposure were reported
to the network in the two days after
Hurricane Katrina made landfall in
Florida. "A couple of weeks after a
hurricane hits, people start running
out of gas because of gas shortages,"
Schaubeh added. "When we saw data
spikes for inhalation of gasoline, we
stepped up our messages about using
proper siphoning equipment."
Department of Health epidemi-
ologist Robyn Kay said that using
a real-time, pre-existing sentinel
surveillance system increases state
health officials' ability to detect pub-
lic health hazards and prevent deaths.
"Still, during emergencies and times
of distress it's just as important for
Floridians to think with a clear mind
about how to approach each situation
as it is for them to have emergency
plans to help ensure their safety
before, during and after the storm,"
she said.
Schauben said he sees a future for
the system in other states. "Poison
control centers are the only entities
in the country that have an infrastruc-
ture to share data between 64 centers
(the number of centers in the United
States) in real time," he said. "We de-
tect it, we see it and we move on it."

FWC Pilot Recognized
As Pilot Of The Year
For 18 years he's.flown the friend-
ly and, at times, not-so-friendly
skies above Florida, looking for
criminals and lending support to of-
ficers in the field.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) pilot
Joe Johnston's flying abilities have
won him the coveted Airborne Law,
Enforcement Association's (ALEA)
pilot of the year award for 2006 the
first-ever for FWC.

Johnston, based out of the FWC's
North Central Region in Lake City,
received notification of the award
in June. He was formally presented
with the award during ALEA's na-
tional convention July 19-22 in New
Orleans. The convention featured
an exposition of aviation equipment
and seminars for pilot professional
"My wife and a friend at work were
the only two people who thought I
was going to get this award. I was
totally caught off guard when I heard
I won," the 27-year law enforcement
veteran said.
"For a pilot, this is the equivalent
of winning an Oscar," he said.
ALEA, organized in 1968 to sup-
port and encourage use of aircraft
in law enforcement operations, has
more than 3,500 members. Each
year, agencies from around the world
nominate a pilot for the award.
"I don't think there was any one
flight that stood out in the selection
process," Johnston said. "I think it
was a steady level of performance
through the year.
"I've participated in boating safety
details, night hunting details, illegal
possession of game, narcotics arrests,
general search and rescue missions,
arrests of wanted persons, aerial
burns to reduce wildfire risks on
wildlife management areas, assisted
other law enforcement agencies with
missions and disaster relief including
two weeks in Mississippi providing
aid after Hurricane Katrina.
"I am very 'thankful for the skills
and talents I have that allow me to fly.
I recognize them as gifts from God
and, without them, I would not be in
this profession," he said.
"Secondly, my primary mission
is to support our FWC officers. If
someone has decided I excelled in
that role, it's only because I've had
dedicated officers working on the
ground with me. They often work
in -uncomfortable conditions and,
when arrests are made, they are the
ones who must confront the viola-
tor," Johnston said. "Without-their
dedication, I would not be receiving
this recognition."
Maj. Bruce Hamlin, FWC's North
Central Region commander, said
Johnston exemplifies the profession-
alism and dedication of the agency's
"The FWC's Division of Law En-
forcement is extremely proud of all
of our dedicated personnel and our
specialty units such as aviation. We
recognize we have one of the premier
law enforcement aviation units in
the nation. These pilots' expertise
and skills are valuable assets to our
field forces' ability to conduct criti-
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Todd Martin, Assistant Director of
Field Services District 3, came to visit
the Trenton Rotary Club. He wanted
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others in the community that anyone
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services to their members. They can
help solve problems of the farm, the
farm home, and the rural community
with their organizational support, this
ensures those in agriculture to prosper
in their line of work. They also help
develop better methods and practices
in farming and farm management,
ensure a clean environment, provide
a way for farmers within the com-
munity to unite into one organization
to promote and protect their common
interests. The county farm bureau
allows members to interact with
members from other Farm Bureaus,
the Florida Farm Bureau Federation,
and the American Farm Bureau Fed-
eration. How does the Farm Bureau
affect us all? They take part in the
politics behind the profession of
agriculture, such as passing laws re-
quiring property appraisers to rely on
a five year moving average income
assessing agriculture lands. They
participated in the Everglades Resto-
ration Bill, Ag. Disparagement Bill,
Federal Crop Insurance Reform, Fuel
Tax Refund Program, Passed "Right
to Farm" Act, Passed "farm" truck
tag, and their list is quite long and
impressive. The Farm Bureau also
testifies at hearings and workshops
dealing with wildlife, water manage-
ment, and agriculture.
Mr. Martin also wanted to ask
the community to remember how
important migrant workers are to the
agriculture industry. With all the talk
of Immigration Reform and closing.
our borders he is asking for help in
sending a message to the lawmak-
ers. The Florida Farm Bureau has
50,000 paper bags they are seeking
signatures for; these will be sent to
Congressman Cliff Sterns to express
to him the importance of our migrant
work force in communities like ours.
The bags say "Border Security and
Enforcement is vital to our National

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too! Support Comprehensive Immi-
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workers to harvest our crops or this
bag may remain empty! "Don't leave
Floridians holding the bag!"" Bags
are available at our Gilchrist County
Farm Bureau Office if you would like
to send your support, and feel free to
ask about how they may be of service
to you and your family.

FWC Has Largest
Graduate Class Ever
FWC graduates largest class ever,
one is an attorney, another a former
school teacher-coach, a third a brand-
new father and yet another knew
since he was just a tykewhat career.
path he was going to take. Several
served in the military.
During the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission's
(FWC) law enforcement training,
one injured his neck, which resulted
in surgery, another one's brother died
in a traffic crash.
Still the 46 men and women who
graduated today from FWC's Train-
ing Academy, pulled together. The
class is the largest one ever at the
academy and had the most people
complete the rigorous 29-week train-
ing, seeing their families only on
weekends and holidays. Only one of
the original 47 did not complete the
"I applaud these men and women
for their dedication to protecting
Florida's natural resources for their
long-term well-being and enforcing
the laws of the state," Gov. Jeb Bush
said. "We appreciate their service to
the state."
FWC Commission Chairman Rod-
ney Barreto also praised the new of-
ficers. "Graduation from the FWC's
law enforcement academy is an ac-
complishment reserved for an elite
few individuals who have the stami-
na, courage and character to measure
up to the highest standards of this
profession," Barreto said. FWC's
law enforcement commander, Col.
Julie Jones, commended the men and
women who graduated today, saying
they excelled while in training. "Peo-
ple will know when they come into
contact with these menomen
they are dealing with professionals,"
Jones said. The graduates learned
natural resource laws and other state
laws they may enforce while on pa-
trol, forensic evidence techniques,
self-defense tactics, proper weapon
practices, boating safety, how to
operate boats and patrol vehicles and
wrestled alligators.
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agency arises, be it on the water or on
land," Jones said.
"These graduates are prepared to
enter the workforce as top law en-
forcement officers, protecting people
and natural resources," Jones said.
"This group came into the academy
as individuals. but grew together as a
group," she said.
Charlie Bishop, an FWC lieutenant
at the training academy, agrees. "This
is probably the best group we've
had," he said. The officers will, in
about two weeks, go to their assigned
areas of the state.
The top academic graduate, Robert
"Bob" O'Horo, practiced law in At-
lanta, Georgia, for more than seven
years before deciding something bet-
ter was out there other than corporate
mergers and acquisitions.
"I made a lot of money but didn't
like my job," he said. "I'd rather be
What brought him to FWC is his
love of hunting and fishing, and help-
ing save natural resources for future
generations, something his fellow
graduates agree upon.
Originally from Pennsylvania, he
moved in 2004 to Florida. O'Horo
is assigned to the Southwest Region
and will patrol Charlotte County.
Another graduate, Doyle Cook,
who was reared in Crawfordville
hunting and fishing, watched FWC
officers (and their predecessors) edu-
cate people about the importance of
following the laws regulating saltwa-
ter fishing and natural resources.
He received the coveted achieve-
ment (most-likely to succeed) award,
named in memory of Officer Roy R.
Burnsed Jr. who died in 2001 in the
line of duty.
After high school, Cook joined the
Marines, serving eight years active
duty and as a reservist. He graduated
from Florida State University with
a criminology degree, where dur-
ing his last semester, completed an
internship with FWC, which sealed
his desire to become an FWC officer.
"When I have children," the mar-
ried officer said, "I want to make sure
the resources have not been depleted
so my children can enjoy it the same
way I have."
Cook is assigned to the Special En-
forcement Area in South Florida and
will patrol Collier County.
Dara Demarest, one of three
women in the academy, first became
a teacher who coached softball and
soccer (both of which she played in
high school) and was employed by
the City of Vero Beach in the recre-
ation department. She is originally
from Hollywood in Broward County.
She is assigned to the South Re-
gion and will patrol, Palm Beach
County. "The academy was definitely
strenuous physically," she said. Na-
thaniel "Brian" Christy, learned on
the academy's third day how auicklv
the recruits had become a family. His
only sibling, brother Paul Christy, 33,
died in a traffic crash in Hampton-
ville, North Carolina "I was pulled
from my classes and told," he said.
"They said 'take as much time as you
need.' They asked all the time how
my family and I were doing."
The former Air Force staff ser-
geant, who was a survival instructor,
took the first test of the academy with
his fellow recruits the day after re-
turning from his brother's funeral.
He scored in the high 90s, thanks
to others helping him with the studies
he missed. He is assigned to the Spe-
cial Enforcement Area and will patrol
Monroe County.
Another officer, Daniel Cantu, has
a degree in wildlife management
from Stephen F. Austin State Uni-
versity in Texas. He is from Houston,
and is assigned to the Southwest Re-
gion, based out of Lee County.
"I love to hunt and fish and wanted
a job dealing with natural resources,"
he said. "I've always been attracted
to law enforcement."
Adam "Beau" Small, a former
Marine artillery officer who served
in Kuwait, is from Jacksonville. He
has a master's degree in criminol-
ogy and is assigned to the Southwest

Region where he will patrol Lee
"I've been planning on a law en-
forcement career and it was kind of
a no-brainer to become an FWC of-
ficer. I was sitting in the desert, hot as
can be, and I said: "My next job will
be on the water,'" the long-time salt-
water fisherman said. "I wanted to be
close to home and I love Florida."
But, he nearly didn't make it
through the academy. During the
defensive tactics training portion,
he herniated a disk in his neck and
then it ruptured. Following corrective
surgery, he continued the classroom
work, but could not participate in
physical activities for a month.
"I bounced back pretty quickly and
am 100 percent now," Small said.
The strenuousness of the academy
implanted one thought in his head as
he pondered his learning experiences.
"The end is worth the means."
And, with this academy, a second-
generation FWC officer graduated.
Joseph Johnston, 21, of Lake City,
is the son of FWC pilot Joe Johnston,
based out of the North Central Re-
gion, and nephew of FWC investiga-
tor Eric Johnston who is assigned to
the Carrabelle office. The new officer
will be assigned to the Northeast Re-
gion and patrol Osceola County.
Even though his father and uncle
attempted to prepare him for the
academy, he was surprised.
"It was a whole lot more than I
thought," he said. The new officer
said he never thought of being any-
thing else. "It's all I ever knew grow-
ing up," he said.

Cedar Key 37th Annual
Seafood Festival To Be
October 21st And 22nd
The Cedar Key Lions Club will
hold their annual seafood festival
on October 21st and 22nd. The event
begins at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until
around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and
This large show features well over
200 arts and crafts exhibits, and
great food in the City Park. There
will be live musical entertainment
at several places around town during
the days and nights, along with the
annual Seafood Festival parade on
Saturday morning.
In addition on this weekend, there
is an open house at the lighthouse on
Seahorse Key, the big island three
miles to the west of Cedar Key. Ex-
plore the light, look at the exhibits
and wander this beautiful island.
Shuttle boats are available at City
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FWC Steps Up
Enforcement At
Suwannee Springs
The word's getting around ... if
you're going to have a beer at Su-
wannee Springs, you're probably
going to get a citation.
Suwannee Springs is Suwannee
River Water Management District
land located in northern Suwannee
County. It's open for public use.
Recently, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
officers have increased patrols in the
According to FWC law enforce-
ment officer and pilot Joe Johnston,
"I've worked it, on duty and off duty
(enhanced patrol), since early June.
To date, I have made 87 arrests, cita-
tions and warnings."
Violations include possession of
alcohol, underage drinking, litter-
ing, operating ATVs on the property,
vandalism, careless driving, resisting
arrest without violence, possession of
marijuana, possession of drug para-
phernalia, driving with suspended
driver license, open container of
alcohol and others.
"On one patrol, the first thing I
saw was a 17-year-old restocking
his cooler with long-neck beers,
and I watched him take it down to a
group on the beach," he said. "I sat
and watched for a while and wrote'
another eight or 10 tickets in short
Johnson said the following week-
end also kept him busy.
"I cited people for littering and
driving ATVs around the back gate,"
he said. "Some tried to hide their beer
by pouring it into plastic cups, empty
Coke cans or Gatorade bottles. Some
hide beer bottles in their pants."
Johnson said it wasn't always
"I poured out several gallons of
'hard stuff' in addition to all the
coolers of beer," he said. "Some
people thanked me; others called me
He said it's been the same story
everywhere he's ever worked.
"Some people are going to have

their alcohol, no matter what the
risk or what extreme they have to go
to, or who they offend and run off,"
Johnston said.
But, the increased attention to the
area seems to be paying off. Johnson
said word is getting out around the
county that people have been pay-
ing about $270 in court costs and
fines just for a beer, and probably
substantially more for the more se-
rious offenses, or multiple offenses.
Consequently, violations aren't so
rampant and the area shows promise
for becoming more of a family-ori-
ented park.
Suwannee Springs was a prime
tourist destination from 1890 to 1925
as people from all over the country
came to bathe in the medicinal sulfur
water, thought to cure many common
ailments of the day. Three hotels and
18 private residences were on the
site during its heyday. The Atlantic
Coastline Railroad stopped at Su-
wannee Station, a mile north of the
springs, and ran a spur line down to
the hotels.
In 1925, the last hotel burned down
and Suwannee Springs ceased to be a
year-round resort. The spring house
and railroad pylons are still there.
Years of unmanaged use caused
erosion and a decline in the spring's
natural beauty. However, workers
completed a major restoration project
in 1996 to provide better recreational
Today, district lands in the Su-
wannee Springs Recreation Hub.
offer visitors a more-natural side of
Florida whether they hike, bike or
ride horses. Suwannee Springs is the
activity center of the hub and has the
most facilities in the area, including
restroom and picnic facilities.
Management district officials said
their lands provide high-quality fam-
ily experiences to all visitors who
follow these rules:management dis-
trict lands are open during daylight
hours every day, alcoholic beverages
or other intoxicants are prohibited,
ATVs and other non-street legal vehi-
cles are prohibited, dumping of trash
is prohibited, pets must be kept on a
leash, firearms are prohibited, except

on designated areas during hunting
season, removal or disturbance of
trees, plants, soil, minerals or cul-
tural resources is prohibited, please
practice "leave no trace" ethics by.
taking all trash and equipment with
you when you leave district lands.

FWC Sets Dates For
Dove And Early Duck
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has announced the hunting season
dates for dove, snipe, woodcock,
crow, early duck, goose, rail and
common moorhen.
Hunters may take mourning and
white-winged doves during three
hunting periods statewide. The first
phase runs October 7th-30th, sec-
ond phase is November llth-26th
and third phase runs December 9th
- January 7th. Shooting hours for the
first phase are noon to sunset. During
the second and third phases, shooting
hours are one-half hour before sun-
rise to sunset. The daily bag limit omnr
doves is 12.
Snipe season is November
1st-February 15th statewide, and
the daily bag limit on snipe is eight.
Woodcock are legal to take statewide
December 16th January 14th, and
the daily bag limit is three.
Crows are legal game statewide on
Saturday and Sundays only through
October 29th, then every day No-
vember 11th-February 18th. There
are no bag or possession limits on
The special September duck sea-
son for wood ducks and teal runs
September 23rd-27th statewide.
Hunters may take four ducks per
day, only two of which may be wood
Canada goose, which is already in
season in the Florida waters of Lake
Seminole in Jackson County, runs
through Sept. 27'. Hunters may take
five Canada geese per day.
Rail and common moorhen hunt-
ing, which is already in progress,
runs through Nov. 9 statewide.
The daily bag limit is 15 clapper
and king rails, 25 sora and Virginia
rails and 15 common moorhens.
There is no open season for purple
Shooting hours for snipe, wood-
cock, crows, ducks, geese, rails and
moorhens are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset.
In addition to a hunting license, a
migratory bird permit also is required
when taking migratory game birds
in Florida. In order to receive the
no-cost permit, hunters must answer
. le.r qiuernoIrrn regarding last sea-
son when purchasing their hunting
license. The compiled information
provides the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service a better assessment on how
many birds are harvested each year.
The FWC recommends hunters
obtain the "2006-2007 Migratory
Bird Regulations for Dove, Snipe,
Woodcock, Rail, Moorhen, Crow
and Early Waterfowl Seasons" bro-
chure and the "2006-2007 Florida
Hunting Regulations" handbook at
MyFWC.com/hunting. These pub-
lications also are available from
county tax collectors' offices, license
agents or at MyFWC.com/hunting.

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FWC Announces
2006-2007 Hunting
Season Dates
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission 2006-2007 hunt-
ing season dates.
(Seasons and dates are not appli-
cable to wildlife management areas).
Northwest Zone
Archery, October 14th-November
12th; Deer-dog training, October
28th-November 16th; Crossbow,
November 27th-December 3rd;
Muzzleloading gun, November
17th-19th and February 15th-25th;
General gun, November 23rd-26th
and December 9th-February 14th;
Antlerless deer, December 16th-
22nd; Fall turkey*, November
23rd-26th and December 9th-Janu-
ary 14th; Quail and gray squirrel,
November 11th-March 4th; Bobcat
and otter, December 1st-March 1st;
Spring turkey, **March 17th-April
Central Hunting Zone
Archery, September 23rd-October
22nd; Deer-dog training, October
7th-26th; Crossbow, October 23rd-
27th; Muzzleloading gun, October
28th-November 5th; General gun,
November 11th-January 21st; Antler-
less deer, November 18th-24th; Fall
turkey*, November 11th-January
7th; Quail and gray squirrel, Novem-
ber 11th-March 4th; Bobcat and otter,
December 1st-March 1st; Spring tur-
key, March-17th-April 22nd.
South Hunting Zone
Archery, September 9th-October 8th;
Deer-dog training, October 7th-26th;
Crossbow, October 9th-13th; Muz-
zleloading gun, October 14th-22nd;
General gun, October 28th-January
7th; Antlerless deer, November 4th-
10th; Fall turkey* November 11th-
January 7th; Quail and gray squirrel,
November 11th-March 4th; Bobcat
and otter, December Ist-March lst;
Spring turkey, March 3rd-April 8th.
Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opos-
sums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and
coyotes may be taken year-round.
Hunting bag limits for
resident species
(bag limits on wildlife management
area may differ).
Antlered deer, daily-2, possession-
4, season-no limit.
Antlerless deer (by permit), daily-2,
possession-4, season-permit.
Antlerless deer (archery season),
,daily-2, possession-4, season- no
Antlerless deer (antlerless deer
season) daily-1, possession-2, sea-
Note-Harvesting more than two
deer per day is prohibited regardless
of season, sex of deer or number of
antlerless deerpermits.
Turkey (all fall seasons com-
bined)*, daily-1, possession-2, sea-
Turkey (spring season), daily-1,
possession-2**, season-2**.
Quail, daily-12, possession-24,
season-no limit.
Gray squirrel, daily-12, posses-
sion-24, season-no limit.
Rabbit, daily-12, possession-24,
season-no limit.
Wild hog, raccoon, bobcat, otter,
opossum, coyote, nutria, skunk and
beaver, daily-no limit, possession-no
limit, season-no limit.
*Except for Holmes County where
there is no fall harvest of turkeys
**Spring turkey season is limited to
March 17th-19th in Holmes County
where the season and possession
limit is one turkey.

FWC Seeking Public
Input On Alligator
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) is em-
barking on a comprehensive review
of alligator management for the state
and is seeking public input.
During the week of September
18th, the FWC will initiate a Web-

based survey to receive public input
regarding alligator management
issues. Visit MyFWC.com/gators/
input.html to learn the latest informa-
tion on this effort and to access the
Web-based survey.
After gathering input from the pub-
lic and other stakeholders, FWC staff
will summarize and evaluate the data
and develop changes, if warranted.
This information will be reported to
the agency's seven-member Com-
mission at the December 6th-7th
meeting in Key Largo. During that
time, Commissioners will provide
staff with feedback on any proposed
changes. A series of public meetings
will follow to refine any proposed
If you have any questions,
call Harry Dutton at (850) 410-
0656 ext. 17279 or e-mail at

Turkey Hunting
Seasons Have Not Been
An official-looking notice an-
nouncing cancellation of Florida's
2006 turkey hunting seasons is a
According to the bogus notice,
delivered to the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) via fax, several cases of avian
influenza in Northwest Florida wild
turkeys prompted closure of this
year's turkey hunting seasons, and
possibly subsequent years' through
2009, as well. It says the action is
necessary to prevent the disease from
spreading through other wild bird
The FWC and other agencies
across the continent are monitoring
bird populations for signs of the dis-
ease. To date, they have discovered
no' cases of the highly' dangerous
form of the disease. As part of the
FWC's avian influenza surveillance,
scientists investigate reports of bird
deaths and ask that anyone who
finds dead birds note the details
online at MyFWC.comnbird or con-
tact the local FWC office. Further
information about avian influenza
is available at MvyFWC.com/bird/
Florida's fall turkey hunting season
is November 23rd-26th and Decem-
ber 9th-January 14th in the North-
west Hunting Zone, and November
llth-January 7th in the Central and
South zones.. Spring turkey hunting


season is March 17th-April 22nd in
the Northwest and Central zones, and
March 3rd-April 8th in the South
Zone. Hunters also may take tur-
keys during archery, crossbow and
muzzleloading gun seasons before
the fall season begins.
Holmes County has no fall harvest
of turkeys, and the spring harvest
there is limited to March 17th-19th to
enable the county's depleted turkey
population to rebuild.

FWC Special
Opportunity Spring
Turkey Hunt
Applications Are Now
Special-opportunity spring tur
key hunt applications, for the 2007
season, are now available from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC).
To apply, hunters can obtain ap-
plications at MyFWC.com and at all
FWC regional offices. Applications
will be accepted at MyFWC.com,
county tax collectors' offices or at
any license agent beginning 10:00
a.m. (EDT) September 12th and must
be received by midnight October
17th. A random drawing decides who
will receive the coveted permits.
Demand for these hunts is typically
greater than the number of available
permits, but hunters can increase
their chances of being selected by
submitting as many $5 nonrefund-
able applications as they like. Suc-
cessful applicants pay an additional
$50 $175, depending on the special-
opportunity hunt area selected.
Participation rules limit out-of-
state hunters to one permit per hunt.
These special hunts have been cre-
ated for sportsmen looking to take
an Osceola, the "crown jewel" of
the turkey hunters' Grand Slam. The
FWC designs special-opportunity
turkey hunts to take place on large
tracts of land, with great habitat,
healthy turkey populations and with
a limited number of hunters.
The Osceola is a highly prized sub-
species of wild turkey, which occurs
only in peninsular Florida, and can be
found south of and including Dixie,
Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Brad-
ford, Clay and Duval counties. All
hunts take place within the Osceola
turkey's range.
For more information on special-
opportunity Osceola turkey hunts,
visit MyFWC.com/hunting.


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at Pickin in the Pines Bluegrass Festival. The Lonesome River Band from left are Barry Berrier,
Sammy Shelor, Jeff Parker and Slhan7on Slaughter.

Lonesome River Band To Be In

Perry On October 6th and 7th

Lonesome River Band will be
performing in Perry on October 6th
and 7th, at the Forest Park "Pickin in
the Pines," on Highway 19. Others
bands will be performing also.
Featured on the front cover of
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, Au-
gust 2006 issue, is the Lonesome
River Band, based in Meadows-of-
Dan, Virginia. They are Manager and
banjo player, Sammy Shelor, bass

guitarist, Barry Barrier, Jeff Parker
plays mandolin, and Accoustic guitar
player, Shannon Slaughter.
Shannon is the son of Jennie Lou
and Billy Ray Sharp. He grew up in
Chiefland, and graduated from Chief-
land High School. Shannon started
playing the guitar as a youngster,
performing at various events like,
Seafood Festival, Suwannee River
Livestock Fair and Show, and sang

and played alot at church.
He concentrated mainly on blue-
grass music, and moved from here
to Viriginia to join a Bluegrass Band.
He continued his education and
graduated from Radford University,
Radford, Virginia. Shannon resides
in Wilesboro, North Carolina, is
a member of the Lonesome River
Band, is a teacher of American His-
tory at St. Stephens High School,


Hickory. North Carolina, and coach-
es football.
Shannon continues to call Chief-
land home and gets home as often as
he can. He would be delighted to see
friends and family come to Perry for
this event.
They have recently completed a
new CD "The Road with No End."
Anyone needing more informa-
tion, can call his mother, at (352)

Friends Of The Library
Book Sale Opens
October 21st
Friends of the Library, Alachua
County Library District, will hold
its annual Fall Book Sale from Satur-
day, October 21 through Wednesday,
October 25, 2006. The sale will be
held at the Friends of the Library
Book House, 430 North Main Street,
Gainesville, Florida across from Sun-
Trust Bank.
Book sale hours: Saturday,
October 21st from 9:00 a.m.-
6:00 p.m.; Sunday, October
22nd, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Mon-
day, October 23rd, 12:00 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 24th,
12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Wednesday,
October 25th, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of books
and other items in more than 50 cat-
egories have been sorted and priced.
The sale includes a vast array of clas-
sical and modern fiction, textbooks,
large-print books, first editions and
rare books, cookbooks, hobby books,
games and puzzles, DVDs, video
tapes, audio books, and tapes, plus a
wide variety of other classifications.
The collection includes both hard-
back and paperback books. Most
prices range from 25 cents to $3.00.
All profits are used for the Alachua
County Library District and commu-
nity literacy projects.
Customers are asked to please
bring their own boxes.

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Festival November 11th

The annual event is scheduled to
begin at 9:00 a.m. and end around 3:
00 p.m.
In the past this event has had an
attendance of over 5,000 visitors.
Approximately 150 arts and crafts
booths from all over the state will be
displaying their wares at this event.

There will be games, food and enter-
tainment for all ages. Down Home
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High School Track Complex off of
NW 11th Ave, Trenton, Florida. For
more info call the Gilchrist County
Chamber office at (352) 463-3467
Admission: ages 12 & Up $2.00,
11 & Under Free.

Monday Friday 9-5

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October 7th at Hart Springs Pavilion
Bring your family, favorite cov-
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and visit, Lunch will be served at 1:
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Legal Notices

I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State
of the State of Florida, do hereby give
notice that an election will be held in
each county in Florida, on November 7,
2006, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed constitutional amendments of
the State of Florida.
Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendments to the State
Constitution to limit the amount of non-
recurring general revenue which may be
appropriated for recurring purposes in any
fiscal year to 3 percent of the total general
revenue funds estimated to be available,
unless otherwise approved by a three-fifths
vote of the Legislature; to establish a Joint
Legislative Budget Commission, which
shall issue long-range financial outlooks; to
provide for limited adjustments in the state
budget without the concurrence of the full
Legislature, as provided by general law;
to reduce the number of times trust funds
are automatically terminated; to require
the preparation and biennial revision of a
long-range state planning document; and
to establish a Government Efficiency Task
Force and specify its duties.
Full Text:
SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning
and Appropriations Processes.-
L) Effective July 1, 1994, General law
shall prescribe the adoption of annual state
budgetary and planning processes and re-
quire that detail reflecting the annualized
costs of the state budget and reflecting the
nonrecurring costs of the budget.requests
shall accompany state department and
agency legislative budget requests, the
governor's recommended budget, and ap-
propriation bills.
(2) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote
of the membership of each house, appro-
priations made for recurring purposes from
nonrecurring general revenue funds for any
fiscal year shall not exceed three percent of
Sthe total general revenue funds estimated to
be available at the time such appropriation
is made.
(3) As prescribed by general law, each
state department and agency shall be
required to submit a legislative budget
request that is based upon and that reflects
the long-range financial outlook adopted by..
the joint legislative budget commission ror
that specifically explains any variance from
the long-range financial outlook contained
in the request.
(4) For purposes of this section subsec-
tion, the terms department and agency shall
include the judicial branch.
Separate sections within the general ap-
propriation bill shall be used for each major
program area of the state budget; major
program areas shall include: education
enhancement "lottery" trust fund items;
education (all other funds); human servic-
es; criminal justice and corrections; natural
resources, environment, growth manage-
ment, and transportation; general govern-
ment; and judicial branch. Each major
program area shall include an itemization
of expenditures for: state operations; state
capital outlay; aid to local governments
and nonprofit organizations operations;
aid to local governments and nonprofit
organizations capital outlay; federal funds
and the associated state matching funds;
spending authorizations for operations; and
spending authorizations for capital outlay.
Additionally, appropriation bills passed by
the legislature shall include an itemization
of specific appropriations that exceed one
million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in 1992
dollars. For purposes of this subsection,
"specific appropriation," "itemization,"
and "major program area" shall be defined
by law. This itemization threshold shall be
adjusted by general law every four years to
reflect the rate of inflation or deflation as
indicated in the Consumer Price Index for
All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average,
All Items, or successor reports as reported
by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics or its successor.
Substantive bills containing appropriations
shall also be subject to the itemization re-
quirement mandated under this provision
and shall be subject to the governor's spe-
cific appropriation veto power described in
Article III, Section 8. This subsection shall
be effective July 1, 1994.
(1) No later than September 15 of each
year, the joint legislative budget com-
mission shall issue a long-range financial
outlook setting out recommended fiscal
strategies for the state and its departments
and agencies in order to assist the legis-
lature in making budget decisions. The.
long-range financial outlook must include
major workload and revenue estimates.
In order to implement this paragraph. the
joint legislative budget commission shall
use current official consensus estimates and
may request the development of additional
official estimates.

(2) The joint legislative budget commis-
sion shall seek input from the public and
from the executive and judicial branches
when developing and recommending the
long-range financial outlook.
(3) The legislature shall prescribe by
general law conditions under which limited
adjustments to the budget, as recommended
by the governor or the chief justice of the
supreme court, may be approved without
the concurrence of the full legislature.
Effective July 1, 1993, general-law-shall
and-agency-tf-state-government-to-submit a
plarning-doeument and supporting-budget
committee -of both-houses-eF-tfthe-legisi a=

tre. The review shall include a comparison
uf the majoi issues-it-tht planning docu
ment and budget requests to those maj
issues included in the governor's recom
amended budget. For purposes of this sub
section, the tcns department and agency
shall include the judicial branch.
REVIEW PERIOD. All general appropria-
tion bills shall be furnished to each mem-
ber of the legislature, each member of the
cabinet, the governor, and the chief justice
of the supreme court at least seventy-two
hours before final passage by either house
of the legislature of the bill in the form that
will be presented to the governor.
tive November 4, 1992, A final budget
report shall be prepared as prescribed by
general law. The final budget report shall
be produced no later than the 120th 90th
day after the beginning of the fiscal year,
and copies of the report shall be furnished
to each member of the legislature, the head
of each department and agency of the state,
the auditor general, and the chief justice of
the supreme court.
(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida
or other public body may be created or re-
created by law without a three-fifths (3/)
vote of the membership of each house of
the legislature in a separate bill for that
purpose only.
(2) State trust funds in existence before
the effective date of this subsection shall
terminate not more than four years after
the effective date of this subsection. State
trust funds created after the effective date
of this subsection shall terminate not more
than four years after the effective date of
the act authorizing the initial creation of the
trust fund. By law the legislature may set a
shorter time period for which any trust fund
is authorized.
(3) Trust funds required by federal pro-
grams or mandates; trust funds established
for bond covenants, indentures, or resolu-
tions, whose revenues are legally pledged
by the state or public body to meet debt
service or other financial requirements of
any debt obligations of the state or any
public body; the state transportation trust

fund; the trust fund containing the net
annual proceeds from the Florida Educa-
tion Lotteries; the Florida retirement trust
fund; trust funds for institutions under the
management of the Board of Governors
Regents, where such trust funds are for
auxiliary enterprises and contracts, grants,
and donations, as those terms are defined
by general law; trust funds that serve as
clearing funds or accounts for the chief fi-
nancial officer or state agencies; trust funds
that account for assets held by the state in
a trustee capacity as an agent or fiduciary
for individuals, private organizations, or
other governmental units; and other trust
funds authorized by this Constitution, are
not subject to the requirements set forth in
paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(4) All cash balances and income of any
trust funds abolished under this subsections
shall'be deposited into the generalrevenue
(5) The provisions of this subsection shall
be effcctive November 4, 1992.
Beginning with the 1994 1995 fiscal year-
at least 1% of an amount equal to the last
completed fiscal year's net revenue collce
tions for the general revenue fund shall be
retained in a budget stabilization fund. The
budget stabilization fund shall be increased
to at least 2% of said amount for the 1995
1996 fiscal year, at least 3% of said amount
for the 1996 1997 fiscal year, at least 4%
of said amount for the 1997 1998 fiscal
year, and at least 5% of said amount for
the 1998 1999 fiscal year. Subject to the
provisions of this subsection, the budget
stabilization fund shall be maintained at
an amount equal to at least 5% of the last
completed fiscal year's net revenue collec-
tions for the general revenue fund shall be
retained in the budget stabilization fund.
The budget stabilization fund's principal
balance shall not exceed an amount equal
to 10% of the last completed fiscal year's
net revenue collections for the general
revenue fund. The legislature shall provide
criteria for withdrawing funds from the
budget stabilization fund in a separate
bill for that purpose only and only for the
purpose of covering revenue shortfalls of
the general revenue fund or for the purpose
of providing funding for an emergency, as
defined by general law. General law shall
provide for the restoration of this fund. The
budget stabilization fund shall be com-
prised of funds not otherwise obligated or
committed for any purpose.
shall provide for a long-range state plan-
ning document. The governor shall rec-
ommend to the legislature _:,.ci.:!ll_, any
revisions to the long-range state planning
document, as defined by law. General law
shall require a biennial review and revision
of the long-range state planning document,
shall-require the governor to report-to-the
legislature on the progress in achieving
the state planning document's goals, and
shall require all departments and agencies
of state government to develop planning
documents that identify statewide strategic
goals and objectives, consistent with the
long-range state planning document. The
long-range state planning document and
department and agency planning docu-
ments shall remain subject to review and
revision by the legislature. The long-range
state planning document must include
projections of future needs and resources
of the state which are consistent with the
lone-range financial outlook. The depart-
ment and agency planning documents

shall include a prioritized listing of planned
expenditures for review and possible re-
duction in the event of revenue shortfalls,
as defined by general law. To ensure pro
ductivity and efficiency in-the-executive,
legislative-and judicial branches, a quality
management and accountability-program
shall-bei-mpemented by general law. For
the purposes-of-this-stbsection-the-terms
department-and-agemny-shall include the
TASK FORCE. No later than January of
2007, and each fourthyear thereafter, the
president of the senate, the speaker of the

house of representatives, and the governor i
shall appoint a government efficiency task
force, the membership of which shall
be established by general law. The task
force shall be composed of members of
the legislature and representatives from
the private and public sectors who shall
develop recommendations for improv-
ing governmental operations and reduc-
ing costs. Staff to assist the task force in
performing its duties shall be assigned by
general law, and the task force may obtain
assistance from the private sector. The task
force shall complete its work within one
year and shall submit its recommendations
to the joint legislative budget commission.
the governor, and the chief justice of the
supreme court.
COMMISSION. There is created within
the legislature the joint legislative budget
commission composed of equal numbers
of senate members appointed by the
president of the senate and house members
appointed by the speaker of the house of
representatives. Each member shall serve
at the pleasure of the officer who appointed
the member. A vacancy on the commission
shall be filled in the same manner as the
original appointment. From November of
each odd-numbered year through October
of each even-numbered year. the chairper-
son of the joint legislative budget commis-
sion shall be appointed by the president
of the senate and the vice chairperson of
the commission shall be appointed by the
speaker of the house of representatives.
From November of each even-numbered
year through October of each odd-num-
bered year. the chairperson of the joint
legislative budget commission shall be
appointed by the speaker of the house of
representatives and the vice chairperson of
the commission shall be appointed by the
president of the senate. The joint legislative
budget commission shall be governed by
the joint rules of the senate and the house
of representatives, which shall remain
in effect until repealed or amended by
concurrent resolution. The commission
shall convene at least quarterly and shall
convene at the call of the president of the
senate and the speaker of the house of rep-
resentatives. A majority of the commission
members of each house plus one additional
member from either house constitutes a
quorum. Action by the commission re-
quires a majority vote of the commission
members present of each house. The com-
mission may conduct its meetings through
teleconferences or similar means. In addi-
tion to the powers and duties specified in
this subsection, the joint legislative budget
commission shall exercise all other powers
and perform any other duties not in conflict
with paragraph (c)(3) and as prescribed by
general law or joint rule.

1 (Legislative) ,.
:Ballot Title: - "' I :' ,;
Removed from the ballot by the Florida

Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary: i
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Ar-
ticle XI of the State Constitution to require
that any proposed amendment to or revision
of the State Constitution, whether proposed
by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any
other method, must be approved by at least
60 percent of the voters of the state voting
on the measure, rather than by a simple
majority. This proposed amendment would
not change the current requirement that a
proposed constitutional amendment impos-
ing a new state tax or fee be approved by at
least 2/3 of the voters of the state voting in
the election in which such an amendment
is considered.
Full Text:
SECTION 5. Amendment or revision
(a) A proposed amendment to or revision
of this constitution, or any part of it, shall
be submitted to the electors at the next
general election held more than ninety
days after the joint resolution or report
of revision conunission, constitutional
convention or taxation and budget reform
commission proposing it is filed with the
custodian of state records, unless, pursuant
to law enacted by the affirmative vote of
three-fourths of the membership of each
house of the legislature and limited to a
single amendment or revision, it is submit-
ted at an earlier special election held more
than ninety days after such filing.
(b) A proposed amendment or revision
of this constitution, or any part of it, by ini-
tiative shall be submitted to the electors at
the general election provided the initiative
petition is filed with the custodian of state
records no later than February I of the year
in which the general election is held.
(c) The legislature shall provide by gen-
eral law, prior to the holding of an election
pursuant to this section, for the provision
of a statement to the public regarding the
probable financial impact of any amend-
ment proposed by initiative pursuant to
section 3.
(d) Once in the tenth week, and once in
the sixth week immediately preceding the
week in which the election is held, the pro-
posed amendment or revision, with notice

of the date of election at which it will be
submitted to the electors, shall be published
in one newspaper of general circulation in
each county in which a newspaper is pub-
(e) Unless otherwise specificallypro-
vided for elsewhere in this constitution,
if the proposed amendment or revision is
approved by vote of at least sixty percent of
the electors voting on the measure, it shall
be effective as an amendment to or revision
of the constitution of the state on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in January,
following the election, or on such other
date as may be specified in the amendment
or revision.

(Citizen Initiative)
Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially youth, from
addiction, disease, and other health hazards
of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use
some Tobacco Settlement money annu-
ally for a comprehensive statewide tobacco
education and prevention program using
Centers for Disease Control best prac-
tices. Specifies some program components,
emphasizing youth, requiring one-third
of total annual funding for advertising.
Annual funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco
Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted
annually for inflation. Provides definitions.
Effective immediately.
Full Text:
OF FLORIDA THAT Article X, Florida
Constitution, is amended to add the fol-
Section 27. Comprehensive Statewide
Tobacco Education And Prevention Pro-
gram. In order to protect people, especially
youth, from health hazards of using tobac-
co, including addictive disorders, cancer,
cardiovascular diseases, and lung diseases;
and to discourage use of tobacco, particu-
larly among youth, a portion of the money
that tobacco companies pay to the State of
Florida under the Tobacco Settlement each
year shall be used to fund a comprehensive
statewide tobacco education and prevention
program consistent with recommendations
of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), as follows:
(a) Program. The money appropriated
pursuant to this section shall be used to
fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco
education and prevention program con-
sistent with the recommendations for
effective program components in the
1999 Best Practices for Comprehensive
Tobacco Control Programs of the CDC,
as such Best Practices may be amended
by the CDC. This program shall include,
at a minimum, the following components,
and may include additional components
that are also contained within the CDC
Best Practices, as periodically amended,
and that are effective at accomplishing the
purpose of this section, and that do not un-
dermine the effectiveness of these required
minimum components:
(1) an advertising campaign to discourage
the use of tobacco and to educate people,
especially youth, about the health hazards
of tobacco, which shall be designed to be
effective at achieving these goals and shall
include, but need not be limited to, televi-
sion, radio, and print advertising, with no
limitations on any individual advertis-
ing medium utilized; and which shall be
funded at a level equivalent to one-third of
each total annual appropriation required by
(2) evidence-based curricula and pro-
grams to educate youth about tobacco and
to discourage their use of it, including, but
not limited to, programs that involve youth,
Educate youth about the health hazards of
tobacco, help youth develop skills to refuse
tobacco, and demonstrate to youth how to
stop using tobacco;
(3) programs of local community-based
partnerships that discourage the use of
tobacco and work to educate people, es-
Ipecially youth, about the health hazards
of tobacco, with an emphasis on programs
that involve youth and emphasize the pre-
vention and cessation of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and
policies against the sale or other provision
of tobacco to minors, and the possession of
tobacco by minors; and
(5) publicly-reported annual evaluations
to ensure that moneys appropriated pursu-
ant to this section are spent properly, which
shall include evaluation of the program's
effectiveness in reducing and preventing
tobacco use, and annual recommendations
for improvements to enhance the pro-
gram's effectiveness, which are to include
comparisons to similar programs proven to
be effective in other states, as well as com-
parisons to CDC Best Practices, including
amendments thereto.
(b) Funding. In every year beginning
with the calendar year after voters approve
this amendment, the Flofida Legislature
shall appropriate, for the purpose expressed
herein, from the total gross funds that to-
bacco companies pay to the State of Florida
under the Tobacco Settlement, an amount
equal to fifteen percent of such funds paid
to the State in 2005; and the appropriation
required by this section shall be adjusted
annually for inflation, using the Consumer
Price Index as published by the United
States Department of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco' includes,
without limitation, tobacco itself and to-
bacco products that include tobacco and are
intended or expected for human use or con-
sumption, including, but not limited to, cig-
arettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless
tobacco. The "Tobacco Settlement" means
that certain Settlement Agreement dated
August 25, 1997., entered into in settlement
of the case styled as State of Florida, et
al. v. American Tobacco Company, et al.,
Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla. 15'"Cir. Ct.),
as amended by Stipulation of Amendment
dated September 11, 1998: and includes
any subsequent amendments and successor
agreements. "Youth" includes minors and
young adults.
(d) Effective Date. This amendment
shall become effective immediately upon
approval by the voters.
Financial Impact Statement:

This amendment requires state government
to appropriate approximately $57 million
in 2007 for the Comprehensive Statewide
Tobacco Education and Prevention Pro-
gram. Thereafter, this amount will increase
,......II with inflation. This spending is
expected to reduce tobacco consumption.
As a result, some long-term savings to state
and local government health and insurance
programs are probable, but indeterminate.
Also, minor revenue loss to state govern-
ment is probable, but indeterminate.
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:
Removed from the ballot by the Florida
Supreme Court.
Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendment of the State Consti-
tution to increase the maximum additional
homestead exemption for low-income
seniors from $25,000 to $50,000 and to
schedule the amendment to take effect
January 1,2007, if adopted.
Full Text:
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or naturally de-
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to the assessed
valuation of five thousand dollars, upon
establishment of right thereto in the man-
ner prescribed by law. The real estate may
be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
tion owning a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No ex-
emption shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in
a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the exemption shall
be increased to a total of twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate for each school district levy. By
general law and subject to conditions speci-
fied therein, the exemption for all other lev-
ies may be increased up to an amount not
exceeding ten thousand dollars of the as-
sessed value of the real estate if the owner
has attained age sixty-five or is totally and
permanently disabled and if the owner is
not entitled to the exemption provided in
subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the exemption shall
be increased to a total of the following
amounts of assessed value of real estate for
each levy other than those of school dis-
tricts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect
to 1980 assessments; -!'twenty -thousand
dollars with respect to 1981 assessments;
twenty-five thousand dollars with respect
to assessments for 1982 and each year
thereafter. However, such increase shall not
apply with respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to be in
compliance with the provisions of section
4 by a state agency designated by general
law. This subsection shall stand repealed on
the effective date of any amendment to sec-
tion 4 which provides for the assessment of
homestead property at a specified percent-
age of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad
valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax
relief shall be in the form and amount es-
tablished by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law,
allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of general law,
to grant an additional homestead tax ex-
emption not exceeding fifty twenty-five
thousand dollars to any person who has
the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence
of the owner and who has attained age
sixty-five and whose household income,
as defined by general law, does not exceed
twenty thousand dollars. The general law
must allow counties and municipalities
to grant this additional exemption, within
the limits prescribed in this subsection,
by ordinance adopted in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, and must provide
for the periodic adjustment of the income
limitation prescribed in this subsection for
changes in the cost of living.
SECTION 26. Increased homestead ex-
emption.-The amendment to Section 6 of
Article VII increasing the maximum addi-
tional amount of the homestead exemption
for low-income seniors shall take effect
January 1,2007.

Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to. provide a discount from
the amount of ad valorem tax on the home-
stead of a partially or totally permanently
disabled veteran who is age 65 or older
who was a Florida resident at the time of
entering military service, whose disability

was comibat-related, and who was honor-
ably discharged; to specify the percentage
of the discount as equal to the percentage of
the veteran's permanent service-connected
disability: to specify qualification require-
ments for the discount; to authorize the
Legislature to waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years by general
law; and to specify that the provision takes
effect December 7, 2006, is self-execut-
ing, and does not require implementing
Full Text:
SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-

(a) Every person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
owner, or another legally or naturally de-
pendent upon the owner, shall be exempt
from taxation'thereon, except assessments
for special benefits, up to the assessed
valuation of five thousand dollars, upon
establishment of right thereto in the man-
ner prescribed by law. The real estate may
be held by legal or equitable title, by the
entireties, jointly, in common, as a condo-
minium, or indirectly by stock ownership
or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corpora-
tion owning a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall
be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No ex-
emption shall exceed the value of the real
estate assessable to the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in
a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears
to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the exemption shall
be increased to a total of twenty-five thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the
real estate for each school district levy. By
general law and subject to conditions speci-
fied therein, the exemption for all other lev-
ies may be increased up to an amount not
exceeding ten thousand dollars of the as-
sessed value of the real estate if the owner
has attained age sixty-five or is totally and
permanently disabled and if the owner is
not entitled to the exemption provided in
subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the exemption shall
be increased to a total of the following
amounts of assessed value of real estate for
each levy other than those of school dis-
tricts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect
to 1980 assessments; twenty thousand
dollars with respect to 1981 assessments;
twenty-five thousand dollars with respect
to assessments for 1982 and each year
However, such increase shall not apply
with respect to any assessment roll until
such roll is first determined to be in com-
pliance with the provisions of section 4 by
a state agency designated by general law.
This subsection shall stand repealed on the
effective date of any amendment to section
4 which provides for the assessment of
homestead property at a specified percent-
age of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to condi-
tions specified therein, the Legislature may
provide to renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad
valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax
relief shall be in the form and amount es-
tablished by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law,
allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of general law, to
grant an additional homestead tax exemp-
tion not exceeding twenty-five thousand
dollars to any person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the
owner and who has attained age sixty-five
and whose household income, as defined
by general law, does not exceed twenty
thousand dollars. The general law must
allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits
prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance
adopted in the manner prescribed by gen-
eral law, and must provide for the periodic
adjustment of the income limitation pre-
scribed in this subsection for changes in the
cost of living.
(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older
who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
owns and resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at the time of entering the
military service of the United States, and
the veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The dis-
count shall be in a percentage equal to the
percentage of the veteran's permanent, ser-
vice-connected disability as determined by
the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted
by this subsection, an applicant must sub-
mit to the county property appraiser, by
March 1, proof of residency at the time
of entering military service, an official let-
ter from the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of
the veteran's service-connected disability
and such evidence that reasonably identi-
fies the disability as combat related, and a
copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.
If the property appraiser denies the request
for a discount, the appraiser must notify the
applicant in writing of the reasons for the
denial, and the veteran may reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law, waive
the annual application requirement in sub-
sequent years. This subsection shall take
effect December 7, 2006, is self-execut-
ing, and does not require implementing
Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Con-
stitution to prohibit the transfer of private
property taken by eminent domain to a
natural person or private entity; providing
that the Legislature may by general law
passed by a three-fifths vote of the mem-

bership of each house of the Legislature
permit exceptions allowing the transfer of
such private property; and providing that
this prohibition on the transfer of private
property taken by-eminent domain is appli-
cable if the petition of taking that initiated
The condemnation proceeding was filed on
or after January 2, 2007.
Full Text:
SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken
except for a public purpose and with full
compensation therefore paid to each owner
or secured by deposit in the registry of the

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court and available to the owner.
(b) Provision may be made by law for the
taking of easements, by like proceedings,
for the drainage of the land of one person
over or through the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent
domain pursuant to a petition to initiate
condemnation proceedings filed on or after
January 2, 2007, may not be conveyed to
a natural person or private entity except
as provided by general law passed by a
three-fifths vote of the membership of each
house of the Legislature.
Pub. August 31, Sept. 28, 2006b.

CASE NO.: 05-144-DP
A.K. 06/09/1993
TO: Richard A. Kennedy Sr.
Gillespie Lane, Columbia, Tennessee
38401 OR 1240 N. Paris St., Bell,
Florida 32619
a petition under oath, has been filed in
the above-styled court for the termination
of parental rights and the permanent
commitment of A.K., a female child born
on 10/10/1999 in Leon County, Florida
to the State of Florida, Department of
Children and Families, Adoption and
Related Services a licensed child placing
agency, for subsequent adoption and you
are hereby to be and appear in the above
court at the Taylor County Courthouse,
Perry, Florida 32344 on Monday,
October 23, 2006 at 9:00 A.M., for a
Termination of Parental Rights Advisory
Hearing and to show cause why said
petition should not be granted. You must
appear on the date and time specified.
WITNESS my hand and official seal as
the Judge of said court this 19th day of
September, 2006.
Pub.September 21,28, October 5,
October 12, 2006b.

CASE NO.:21-2006-CA-0065
Plaintiff -0 n .. .. .,... . .
ROBERT E. BIBLE, if living, and if
dead, the unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, or other parties claiming
an interest by, through, under, or against
BIBLE, an individual,
TO: Defendant, ROBERT E. BIBLE
("MR. BIBLE"), and all heirs, successors
or assigns of Mr. Bible:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose the mortgage existing on
property which you may have an interest
has been filed against you. The real prop-
erty or its address is commonly known as
8669 SW 82nd Terrace, Trenton, Florida
32693, and is more particularly described
as follows:
LOTS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 AND 8, BLOCK
Together with that certain 1981 MANA
HS Serial No.: 061811S6429.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Stovash, Case & Tingley, P.A., c/o Micah
M. Ripley, Esquire, whose address is Sun
Trust Center, 200 S. Orange Ave. Suite
1220, Orlando, Florida 32801, within
thirty (30) days after the date of the first
publication, which was on 9/21/06, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-

erwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Com-
DATED this 14 day of September,
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. September 21, 28, 2006b.

City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in Special Session on
Thursday, September 28, 2006 @ 5:00
p.m. in the City.Hall Assembly Room at
17651 NW 90th Court.
The Agenda is:
1. Ft. Fanning Plantation
to Florida Statute 286.0105 that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by The City Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 18th day of September
2006, by Sheila Watson, City Clerk, City
of Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. September 21, 28, 2006b.

FILE NO: 21-2006-CP-0046
The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was May 14, 2006, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37, Trenton,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representatives and the
personal representatives attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decendent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
Attorney for Personal
Attorneys at Law
Florida Bar Number 172404
114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-2348
Personal Representatives:
224 SW Granada Lane
Lake City, Florida 32024
224 SW Granada Lane
Lake City, Florida 32024
Pub. September 21,28,2006b.

Notice of Application to Effect a Bank
Notice is hereby given that Merchants &
Farmers Bank, Kosciusko, Mississippi
("M&F Bank"), has filed an applica-
tion with the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation for permission to merge Tri-
County Bank, Trenton, Florida, with and
into M&F Bank. In connection with the
proposed merger, M&F Bank will also
file an application to establish a branch

office in Crestview, Florida.
Any person wishing to comment on this
application may file his or her comments
in writing with the FDIC's Memphis
Area Office at 5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite
1900, Memphis, Tennessee 38137-1900,
not later than September 30, 2006. The
non-confidential portions of the applica-
tion are on file in the FDIC's Memphis
Area Office and are available for public
inspection during regular business hours.
Photocopies of the non-confidential por-
tion of the application will be made avail-
able upon request.
Pub. August 31, September 14, September

Businesses and Individuals doing busi-
ness in the Town of Bell, Florida, are
required to obtain a new Occupational Li-
cense for the town's fiscal year, October
1,2006 through September 30, 2007. For
businesses or individuals currently doing
business in Bell, a late fee of 25% will be
assessed for Occupational Licenses ob-
tained after October 31, 2006. Lincenses
can be purchased at Bell Town Hall, 3240
W. Railroad Lane, Monday-Friday, 8:00
a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. September 28, 2006b.

Gilchrist County Planning and Zoning
Board, will hold a regular meeting on
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as possible, at the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
the proposed agenda:
1. SE 06-03: Special Exception-
an application by Craig Watson request-
ing a Special Exception be granted as
provided in Section 4.5.5 of the Land
Development Regulations for the fol-
lowing: (1) processing, storage, and sale
of agriculture products not raised on the
premise and (2) fertilizer sale & storage
in an A-2 zoning district.
The property is described as follows:
OF SE/4 N OF ST RD 232 LESS E 100
2. SE 06-04: Special Exception an ap-
plication by Akers Investments, LLC re-
questing a Special Exception be granted,
as provided in Section 4.14.5 of the Land
Development Regulations for wholesale,
warehouse or storage use in completely
enclosed buildings in a commercial inten-
sive (CI) zoning district.
The property is described as follows:
S: CONT'2.22AC
At the aforementioned public hearing,all:
interested parties may appear to be heard
with respect to any of the proposed agen-
da items. The public hearing may be con-
tinued to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any continuance
of the public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no fur-
ther notices concerning this matter will
be published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the date
of the above referenced public hearing.
Additional information for all of the
above-listed agenda items is available for
public inspection at the Building Depart-
ment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during
regular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they decide
to appeal any decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. Persons with dis-
abilities requesting reasonable accommo-
dations to participate in this proceeding
should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)
Pub.September 28,2006b.

Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, will hold a REGULAR MEET-
ING on Monday, October 2, 2006, at

1:15 p.m., in the Board of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is a proposed agenda.
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Time Certain Items:
1:30 p.m. Presentation of Senator/
Representative Awards
1:45 p.m. Award presentation to
Robert Robinson
2:00 p.m. Chris DeCubellis;
Gilchrist County Extension
2:30 p.m. Road Department
3:00 p.m. Public Hearing: Land
Use: Chesborough Corner; First
Edition SUB 06-18; Preliminary
Plat, 14 Lots
Public Hearing: Land Use:
Greenways Palms; First Edition
SUB 06-19: Preliminary Plat,
24 Lots
5:00 p.m. Public Hearing:
Ordinance 06-17; Accessory
Public Hearing: Ordinance 06-
18; Exempting Gilchrist County
from the operation of a State
SLaw allowing the operations of
all ATV's on certain County Roads
5. County Administrator/Department
6. Attorney Report
7. Constitutional Officers
8. Clerk Report
9. Commissioners
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Public Participation
13. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Commission with respect
to any matter considered at said hearing,
that person will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that for such purpose, that
person may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Pub. September 28 ,2006b.

Gilchrist County Value Adjustment
Board will hold a Regular Meeting on
Friday, October 6, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.,
in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
This meeting is scheduled to review
petitions to the Value Adjustment Board
requesting exemption for applications for
exemption which have been denied.
A list of all applicants for exemption
Iwho have had their applications for ex-
emption wholly or partially approved and
a list of all applicants for exemption who
have had their applications for exemption
denied is maintained and made available
to the public by the Property Appraiser's
Office located in the Courthouse, Room
#138, S. Main Street, Trenton, Florida
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday. The lists
include the following types of exemp-
1. Seeking review and adjustment of
the Market or Classified Use Value
2. Appeal of disapproval for Ad Va-
lorem Tax Exemption including denial of
homestead exemption
3. Appeal of the disapproval of ap-
plication for Agricultural or High-Water
Recharge Classification
4. Appeal of late filing application of
Homestead Exemption for extenuating
5. Appeal of late filing application of
Agricultural Classification for extenuat-
ing circumstances
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission with respect to any mat-
ter considered at said hearing, that person
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that for such purpose, that person
may need to insure that a verbatim re-
cord is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Value Adjustment Board,
Gilchrist County, Florida
Tommy Langford,
Joseph W. Gilliam
Clerk of Court
Pub. September 28,2006b.


CASE NO. 06-CA-42
K. HENDRY, his wife,
c/o D.R. DeLOACH, former President/
Address Unknown

Address Unknown
AS WELL AS any and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against
D.R. DeLOACH, or their respective
heirs, administrators and assigns, as well
as all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida, to-wit:
50' river access reserved between Lots
ADDITION, as recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 98, of the public records of Gilchrist
County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 300914-06430000-0001)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1354, Bron-
son, Florida 32621, on or before October
26, 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 en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 22nd day of September

Clerk of Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. September 28, October 5,12, 19,

Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, October
03, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14,
Board Room 14-002 located at 310 NW
11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Operations
5. Personnel
6. Student Services
7. Removal of Items
from Consent Agenda
8. Consent Agenda
9. Reports
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings
and that for such purpose, he may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers'
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. September 28, 2006b.

Florida Crown
Workforce Board, Inc.
And Executive And
Finance Committee To
Hold Meetings
October 3rd
Committee of the Florida Crown
Workforce Board, Inc., will meet
on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the
Florida Crown Employer's Service

Center, 840 SW Main Blvd. Lake
City, Florida. Meeting time is 9:00
The Executive and Finance Comit-
tee will also meet on Tuesday, Oc-
tober 3, 2006, at the Florida Crown
Employers' Service Center, 840
SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida.
Meeting time is 10:00 a.m.
These meetings are open to the
*TTY via the Florida Relay Ser-
vice 711. An Equal Opportunity
Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids
and services are available upon re-
quest to individuals with disabilities.
Contact Bronda Cruz at (386) 755-
9026 extension 3220.
Notice has been made of this meet-
ing, through publication to comply
with the "Government in the Sun-
shine" Law. All Florida Crown Work-
force public meetings are listed on
the Florida Crown Workforce Board
web site at www.floridacrown.org.

FHP Driver License And
Vehicle Inspection
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and
vehicle inspection checkpoints dur-
ing the following dates: October 1-31
2006. These checkpoints will only
be held at the following locations, in
the following counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47,
CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR
340, CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SR 349.
Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR
316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as: worn / unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked / broken windshields,
,unsecured loads, and defective light-
ing. In addition, attention will be di-
rected to violations of: driver license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an
effective method of enforcing state
laws, which relate to the safe and
legal operation of motor vehicles.
Checkpoints will only be, con-
ducted between the hours of 7:00
a.m. and 8:00 p.m.




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Mr. George Carl
Mr. George Carl Anderson of Su-
wannee died Thursday, September
21, 2006 at Haven Hospice of Tri-
Counties. He was 69 years old.
He was born in Lakeland on March
9, 1937 and moved to Suwannee
and purchased Anglers'Resort Ma-
rina in 1992. He was Presbyterian
by faith but attended the Suwannee
Baptist Church, was a member of
the Masonic Lodge # 91 in Lakeland,
founder and member of the Friends
of the Great Suwannee Reef and also
a Republican State Committeeman
from Dixie County.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his
wife, Joy Anderson; a son, Oscar
Anderson of Orlando; two daughters,
Robin Johnson of Greenville, Ten-
nessee, and Rita Coppin of New Port
Richey; a brother. Don Anderson of
Bartow; five grandchildren and many
A graveside service was held on
September 25, 2006, with Rev. Fred
Edwards officiating, along with Ma-
sonic rites.
Arrangements were under the care
HOME, Cross City, Florida.

Mr. John Franklin
Mr. John Franklin Beach of
Gainesville died Monday, September
25, 2006. He was 87 years old.
He was born in Trenton, was re-
tired from USDA Soil Conservation
and was a member of West Gaines-
ville Church of Christ. He was also
a Preacher and preached in Umatilla,

Green Cove Springs, Dade City, Fort
Meade, Clermont, Melrose, and Cen-
ter Hill.
Mr. Beach is survived by his wife,
Maude Beach of Gainesville; a son,
Max Louis Beach of Hawthorne;
two daughters, Marilda Ann Smith
of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Velma
Thomasina England of Gaston, South
Carolina; two brothers, Forest L. and
Douglas K. Beach both of Trenton;
two sisters, Patricia Anderson of
Cross City, and Edna Peterson of
High Springs; nine grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at
Williams-Thomas Westarea Funeral
Those who wish may make memo-
rial contributions to Haven Hospice
of North Central Florida.
Arrangements were under the
Gainesville, Florida.

Mr. Arthur G. Reeves

Mr. Arthur G. Reeves of Trenton/
High Springs area died Saturday,
September 23, 2006, at his home. He
was 85 years old.
He was a native of Risley, New
Jersey, and a glass blower by trade.
He moved here 18 years ago from
Winter Haven.. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church
in High Springs, the High Springs
Lodge #137 Free and Accepted Ma-
sons, Morocco Shrine Temple, Valley
of Ocala Scottish Rite, Gainesville
Shrine Club, VFW At-Large, and
Santa Fe Chapter # 105 Order of the

Eastern Star of High Springs.
Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife
of 60 years, Dorothy Reeves of High
Springs/Trenton; one son, Arthur
Reeves, Jr., of High Springs/Trenton;
three daughters, Pamela L. Papas of
Glen Cove, New York, Carolyn Mas-
tro, Vineland, New Jersey and Joyce
C. Messer, Belmont, Massachuetts;
eight grandchildren and thirteen
A funeral service will be held on
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at
10:30 a.m. at Evans-Carter Chapel
High Springs with Rev, Gary Eldred
officiating. Further services will
be conducted by Santa Fe Chapter
#105 Order of the Eastern Star. A
visitation will be held on Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 from 7:00 p.m.-
9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
will be in the High Springs Cemetery
with Masonic graveside rites con-
ducted by High Springs Lodge #137
F. and A.M.
Arrangements were under the care
HOME, High Springs, Florida.

Gilchrist County Land
Robert P. Drake and Robert P.
Drake Trustee to Maria Rivera Davis
and Edmundo Rivera, warranty deed,
$12, 200.00, Lot 11 Millhopper Es-
tates Unit Two.
Andrew S. Boswell Trustee and
Andrew S. Boswell Living Trust to
Andrew Vasco Boswell and Susan
Nanette Boswell, warranty deed,
Denis Kevin Smith and Karen
Smith to Dennis Kevin, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Haystack Subdi-
vision PB-2 PG-53.
George W. Humphrey and Ruby
Humphrey to George William Hum-
phrey Trustee, Ruby Jane Humphrey
Trustee, George William Humphrey
and Ruby Jane Humphrey Revocable
Living Trust, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 59 Unit 1 Emerald Farms.
Kalleyann Russell Stanton to Kal-
leyann Russell Stanton and Deanna
L. Heller, quit claim deed, $0, Lot 13
Suwannee Oaks.
Live Oak 1, LLC to Oak Tree
Landing LTD., statutory warranty
deed, $2,406,464.00.
Live Oak 3, LLC to Oak Tree
Landing, LTD., statutory warranty
deed, $598,880.00.
Live Oak 4, LLC to Oak Tree
Landing, LTD., statutory warranty.
deed, $1,973,264.00.
Loncala, Inc., to Oak Tree Landing,
LTD, warranty deed, $3,386,292.00.
Tim Cox to Moody G. and Peggy
Damron, statutory warranty deed,
Nancy L. Dobbins and Nancy L.
Fiedler to Michael R. Sr. and Carolyn
Justice, warranty deed, $27,000.00,
Lot 10 and 11 Suwannee River.
Springs, 3.
Sharon P. Asbell and Bobby James
Asbell to Michael R. Sr. and Carolyn t:
Justice, quit claim deed, $200.00, Lot
10 and 11 Suwannee River Springs
Jose Alejandro and Noemi
Ramirez to Jose Alejandro and Noe-
mi Ramirez, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Parcel B, Lot 4 Andrews Woods.
Jose Alejandro and Noemi
Ramirez to Jose Alejandro and Noe-
mi Ramirez, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Parcel A Lot 4 Andrews Woods.
Pedro and Jessica Hemandez to
Pedro and Jessica Hernandez, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 4, Parcel D
Andrews Woods.
Pedro and Jessica Hernandez to
Pedro and Jessica Hernandez, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Parcel C
Andrews Woods.
Michael D. Butka and Kimberly
Butka to Kimberly Butka, general
warranty deed, $100.00, Lot 6 Santa
Fe Forest.
Bradland Investments, Inc to
JSN Properties, Inc, warranty deed,
$45,000.00, Lot 3 Block 1 Piedmont
Matthew T. and Cynthia Gray tb
JSN Properties, Inc., warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 2 Block 1 Piedmont Co.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP, to
Johnathan Rehman, warranty deed,
$85,000.00, Lot 23 Riverwalk Fan-
ning Springs.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP, to
Jonathan Rehman, warranty deed,
$85,000.00, Lot 23 Riverwalk Fan-
ning Springs.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP, To
Johnathan Rehman warranty deed,
$85,000.00, Lot 19 Riverwalk Fan-
ning Springs.
Riverwalk Partners, LLP to Tri-
County Investment Properties, Inc,
warranty deed, $70,000.00, Lot 49

Riverwalk Fanning Springs.
Tri-County Investment Properties,
Inc to William Patriquin and Na-
deen Anne Masters, warranty deed,
$90,000.00, Lot 49 Riverwalk Fan-
ning Springs.
Audrey Thomas to Audrey Thomas
Life Estate, Kenrick Thomas, Herbert
C. Thomas, and Bronna D. Sheffield,
warranty deed, $10.00.
Ronald Rudd, Jr. to Ronny M.
Young, quit claim deed, $25,000.00,
Lot 9 Woodland Acres.
Lisa I. Mars to Nicholas C. Mars,
John P. Anderson, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 2 Block I Wannee on the

Joni Lindsey and Charlene Leasor
to Joni Lindsey and Charlene Leasor,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 6 and 7
Block 9 West and Johnson.
Joni Lindsey and Charlene Leasor
to Joni Lindsey and Charlene Leasor,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 3 and 4
PT Lot 5 West.
Bryant Partnership, Inc to
Shawn D. Osteen, warranty deed,
$99,500.00, Lot 127 Block B Whit-
leds Estates.
Parker International, Inc. to
John Carl Pace, warranty deed,
Linda Ballew, Linda Forshee, and
David E. Ballew to Kelly J. and
Rachelle Philman, warranty deed,
$26,000.00, Lot 35 Bell Heights A.
.Kelly Philman to Kelly and
Rachelle Philman, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 27, 28, 29, 36, 37, and
38 Bell Heights A Subdivision.
TJ Samolinski and Thomas J.
Samolinski to Phillip S. Gonzales,
III and Rodney D. Holmers, warranty
deed, $22,500.00.
TJ Samolinski and Thomas J.
Samolinski to Phillip S. Gonzales,
III and Rodney D. Holmers, warranty
deed, $22,500.00.
Frederic D. Hayes to Arthur C. and
Patricia A. Compton, warranty deed,
$20,000.00, Block 9 Lot 10, Suwan-
nee River Estates.

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist CountyI Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
September 25, 2006
On September 18 2006, a Juvenile
was arrested on the charge of Battery/
Domestic Violence.
On September 19, 2006, Brad
M. Shipley, 9/2/77, was arrested on
charges of Uttering a Forged Bank
Check and a Levy County Warrant
with 2 counts of Utter Forged Check
and Utter Forged Check.
On September 19, 2006, John E.
Blair, Jr., 7/9/86, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/Possession of Less
than 20 Grams.
On September 19, 2006, Edward
W. Kuhlman, 8/1/85, was arrested on
charges of Grand Theft and Posses-
sion of Firearm by Convicted Felon.
On September 19, 2006, Michael
L. Akins, 10/16/71, was arrested on
the charge of FTA/Disorderly Intoxi-
On September 20, 2006, a Juvenile
was arrested'on the chargeof Domes-
tic Violence.
On September 20, 2006, Daniel
W. Coen, 6/15/61, was arrested on
charges of Failure to Stop/Remain
at Accident Involving Injury and
Leaving Scene of Accident involving
On September 20, 2006, Danielle
A. Groff, 9/30/75, was arrested on.
the charge of VOP/Uttering Forged
Instrument.2006, Tommy R. Sarvis,
7/5/85, was arrested on the charge of
Utter Forged Bank Check.
On September 21, 2006, a Juvenile
was arrested on the charge of Viola-

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tion of Probation.
On September 21, 2006, Craig
R. Perry, 1/27/76, was arrested on
charges of FTA/DWLSR, Possession
of Less than 20 Grams and Flee &
On September 21, 2006, Jesse B.
Adams, 8/5/85, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On September 21, 2006, Dianna
M. Jones, 10/8/72, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine and
Possession of Cocaine with Intent to
On September 21, 2006, Jamie L.
King, 3/9/81, was arrested on charges
of Possession of Cocaine and Posses-
sion of Cocaine with Intent to Sell.
On September 21, 2006, Jessica L.
Mitchell, 10/24/87, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of VOP/Petit Theft.
On September 22, 2006, Daniel L.
Evans, 11/14/84, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of Violation of Probation.
On September 22, 2006, Christo-
pher Germana, 5/7/73, was arrested
on charges of Petit Theft and VOP/
Utter False Instrument.

Florida Cracker
Chapter Of The Florida
Trail Association
Schedules October

prints Newsletter for dates, times
and contact information. The main-
tenance hikes are a great way to meet
members of the FTA and to become
familiar with our scenic trail system.
There will be no chapter meet-
ing in October due to the North
Regional FTA Conference October
27th-29th at the Suwannee Valley
Campground in White Springs. The
Florida Crackers chapter is hosting
this year's conference and volunteers
are needed to help out. Please con-
tact Diane Wilkins at (352) 378-8823
email: dianewilkins@floridatrail.org
if you can help.
The Florida Trail Association will
be participating in the Cross Creek
Festival with a booth on Saturday,
November 18th. Anyone who would
like to help with the FTA booth at
this festival, please contact Mary
Lynch at (352) 472-3240 or email
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 organization
responsible for building, maintain-
ing, promoting, and protecting hik-
ing 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 18 chapters throughout
Florida, the Florida Trail Association
offers educational opportunities for
people to learn to appreciate and con-

October will be a busy month for serve the natural beauty of Florida,
the Florida Crackers Chapter of the and provides recreational opportuni-
Florida Trail Association as we host ties for hiking and camping.
the 2006 FTA North Regional Con- 'To learn more about the Flor-
ference and have a day hike and sev- ida Trail Association and the
eral maintenance hikes. The Florida Florida Crackers chapter and its
Trail Association invites the public activities, visit our website at
to join in our activities and enjoy www.floridatrail.org
the great outdoors in north Florida.
Please contact the activity leader
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On Saturday, October 7th, Eliza-
beth van Mierop will lead a day
hike at Big Shoals State Park. We
will hike through autumn woods
to Big Shoals, Florida's largest Advertise
whitewater rapids, and have lunch
along the river. Hikers should bring t
water, lunch, insect repellant, rain
gear, etc. Carpooling from Gaines- ll
ville is available. Contact leader nt
Elizabeth at (352) 378-4207 email:
elizavan@aol.com for more informa- ,nm l
tion and to sign up.
Volunteers are needed to do trail
maintenance on various parts of the
Florida Trail on several days during
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3BR/2BA S/W Mobile Home carport- fenced 2 lots;
Reduced $65,000.
424 SW 4th Street Trenton


3BR/ 2BA frame house, .38 acres, above ground pool w/deck,
shed. MLS # 751504 Price $155,000.

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East Side of Gilchrist County
3 ac tract plus four (4) 5 ac tracts w/planted pines on Co.
Grade Rd. Priced at $90,000 each. MLS#750923-750927
Lil Lake City NW 60th Street
9.2 ac Planted Pines, MLS#749600 Reduced $125,000.
10 AC off Santa Fe on 95th PL
4" well-cross fenced-ready for horse or new home.
MLS#749774 Reduced $135,000.
First one is planted pines about 20 yrs old MLS#751145
Second one has scattered oaks MLS#752877
MLS#749499 Price $100,000.




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SCENIC RIVERFRONT W/HOME & GUEST BUILDING: 3 BR/2 BA (total): 300' of prime Suwannee River frontage, with sun deck & dock along
the water, located at Shady Bend River/Air Park west of Bell: Frame-built home has side 'in-law'/guest cottage, both with screened-in river-view porches.
Inside has wood .& tile flooring, wood vaulted ceilings, spacious open greatroom/kitchen & more. On a private, wooded 4.35-acre tract--call or email for
RIVER-AREA HOME & MORE, NEAR TO OLD TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built CB home, on a landscaped one-acre property, at a private
'Suwannee River-access S/D (right by 'Rails-to-Trails' Greenway Bridge in Dixie Co.) Two-level home has over 2,700 inside sqft. of comfort, with attached
r& enclosed 16x36 nature patio (w/hot tub). Also has 20x24 workshop, bonus rooms on lower level (could be 'in-law' suite)...$348,000.
TWO NEWLY-BUILT CBS HOMES, BOTH ON 2-ACRE TRACTS: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Under construction, these two separate CBS-built homes will
each have 2,500+ inside heat/cooled sq. ft. Both are located on open 2-acre deed-restricted S/D tracts, with paved frontage along CR-319 near Trenton.
Each property has a 2-car detached garage, spacious great rooms & family room, breakfast nook by full-service kitchen & lots more...$299,900 (each).
DIXIE CO. FURNISHED HOME, NEAR TO RIVER: 2 BR/2 BA: Renovated frame-built home (new metal roof, windows, paint/trim), at quiet
cul-de-sac 1/2-acre tract, within 1 mile of river at Forest Park Hill S/D. Has all kitchen/utility appliances, along with furniture to stay--call or email our
office for full details...$134,900.
SPACIOUS 4 BR HOME IN TOWN: NICE NEIGHBORHOOD: 4 BR/2 BA: With over 1,600 inside sq. ft, this CB/Stucco home would be ideal for
growing family, located at quiet neighborhood in NE Trenton (right by an oak-shaded city park). Has full rooms throughout, including bonus 4th BR (or
could be private office) attached behind 2-car garage. Also, privacy board fencing in back (with screened-in porch)...$129,900.
NEW LISTING--11+ FENCED PASTURE ACRES, W/SPACIOUS HOME-SITE: 3 BR/2 BA: This property has great potential for horse-lovers, a
rolling 11.62-acre tract, with full fencing/x-fenced and back pole-bam. Almost all pasture, w/a couple of oaks near 1995 27x60 Manu. Home; has attached
screened porch & walk deck to A/G pool. Very nice inside, w/mainly tile flooring, large living & family rooms, also full open/modem kitchen...excellent
land/home package...$197,900.
NEW LISTING--WOODED COUNTRY ACRES, M/HOME-SITE & MORE IN E. GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Good location, with quick access to
'main roads into Alachua Co., for this quiet, secluded 5-acre tract (nice mix of pine & oak), with well-kept 1992 27x60 Manufactured (includes attached
wood deck porch on front/side). Includes metal pole barn, dug-in fish pond, large greatroom inside, w/roomy Main BR/BA suite (large garden tub, shower,
double vanity)...$174,900.
PRIME COUNTRY ACREAGE, WITH M/HOME & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 18.3 pristine acres, a number of large live oaks by
S home-site, and frontage along both CR's-341/232. Includes well-kept 27x52 1993 M/Home, large greatroom & split-plan format, roomy bedrooms & more.
Outer features include 30x40 pole barn, metal storage bldg. & more--call or email for information...$489,900.
LARGE M/HOME ON 30 SECLUDED ACRES: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious 27x76 manufactured home, located amongst lots of planted pines (great future
investment), on a 30-acre tract in-between Trenton & Fanning. Acreage has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn (w/electric). Home-site being sold 'as is' by
Owner--call Jean or Barbara for all the details...$333,000.
20 WOODED ACRES W/SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2001 28x76 Manufactured home, sitting on'private, wooded
20-acre tract; property located within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sq. ft. of comfort, includes full living, dining, family/game rooms,
outbuildings & more...$319,000.
Reduced (From $309,000)--PRIVATE, SECLUDED ACREAGE & HOME-SITE-WEST OF BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Immaculate 27x66 manufactured,
located on fenced, wooded 20 acres. Large greatroom, 21x10 all-seasons enclosed porch, galley-style kitchen. Outer features include 4-wide attached
carport, pool & hot tub (w/pool house), gazebos, greenhouse & more. Call or email to Barbara for information...$294,000.
TWO SEPARATE M/HOMES, BOTH ON 5 ACRES, JUST NORTH OF BELL: Two adjacent 5-acre tracts, each with a Manufactured Home (one a 3
BR/2 BA 24x40, the other 2 BR/2 BA 16x76), both kept in good shape. Properties are rolling, wooded land--one has outbuilding & 2-vehicle pole barn;
both within short drive of CR-340. For sale separately, but Owner may consider combined offer...$129,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condition, on 1.15-acre
tract (nice mix of trees/open space), with board fencing in front. Located north of Bell, with quick access to US 129 & CR 340...Owner says to present
RIVER CANAL TRACT, WITH RIVER CANAL FRONTAGE BY SUN SPRINGS: 3 BR/2 BA: Solid 24x48 'Fleetwood' home, located in nice
neighborhood near the Suwannee (with 60' frontage along canal with older deck); has some inside cleanup/fixup..Seller is motivated, says to present

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
10+ ACRES, MIX PASTURE & WOODS NEAR BELL: Multi-sided 10.55-acre property, with road frontage on two sides (connecting to both US-129
& CR-340). Nice mix of pasture space with large pines, ready for built or manufactured home-site; call or email to Debra for information...$105,500.
10 ACRES--WOODED, SECLUDED TRACT OFF US-129: Private locale for this ten acres north of Bell--has nice mix of open space & woods, few
neighbors; call Barbara for property details...$105,000.
5 ACRES, 'HOME-ONLY' S/D WEST OF TRENTON: Perfect spot for that new home to be built, located at Easley Place S/D along CR-344 (short
drive to the Suwannee & springs). Call Barbara for details...$90,000.
5+ ACRES--MIX OF WOODS/OPEN SPACE IN E. GILCHRIST: Excellent location, close to Gainesville/Alachua Co., yet in the country near
Waccasassa Lake. 5.52-acre tract has road frontage/fencing in front & back...$85,000.
5-ACRE WOODED TRACT, CLOSE TO BELL: Have some privacy at this 5-acre property, located at end of cul-de-sac road near CR-341. Tract has
improvements (well, septic, power pole) ready for new built or manufactured home-site--call or email Barbara for details...$85,000.
4+ ACRES--WOODED TRACT NEAR BRONSON/ARCHER: Quiet, rural location for this 4.2-acre property, located in-between Bronson & Archer
near SR-24; great location for secluded built or manufactured home-site...$84,900.
2-ACRE TRACTS, PAVED FRONTAGE & CLOSE TO TOWN: Two separate 2-acre properties, at Fox Run deed-restricted S/D by CR-319, ready for
quality home-site(s)--check our website for photos...$58,900 (each).
EIGHT SEPARATE FANNING ANNEX TRACTS, GREAT LOCATIONS: All tracts within short drive to US-19, these 100x300(mol) properties are
ready for built/manufactured home-sites; one property has well & septic--call office for information/directions ...$24,900(each) /
WOODED ONE-ACRE TRACT NORTH OF BELL: Nice mix of trees, has some privacy/seclusion for new built or manufactured home-site, affordably
AFFORDABLE & BUILDABLE TRACT, NEAR TO FANNING SPRINGS: Wooded 100x100 property, near to SR-26, Rails-to-Trails and more at
west end of county, ready, for built or manufactured home-sites..$9,900.
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:

Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"

Debra Powers
(352) 215-1132



(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON.THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693

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construction company. CDL Class A or relevant experience. Must be Bilingual
B. Benefits, company pays medical and English/Spanish with excellent oral and
life insurance, paid vacation, 401K. We written communication skills.
are an EOE, we are a DFWP. Apply at Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12),
20551 NE 75th Street, Williston. (352) District-wide
528-2101. Bachelor's Degree in Speech/
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(352) 535-7529. School Psychologist
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Master's Degree from an accredited
VACANCIES institution. Certification covering
GILCHRIST COUNTY School Psychology.
SCHOOLS Substitute Teachers
Anticipated Vacancy, English High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Bell Middle School Contact the District Office for an
Bachelor's degree or higher from application and more information.
an accredited institution. Florida Bus Driver Trainees;
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and Associates.

6.4 Acres, South Columbia County, off of 138, near Rum
Island area, secluded beautiful homesite, $74,900.
2.5 Square Acres, naturally wooded. Just north of Bell
off Hwy 129. Only 4 lots on this dead-end road.
2.5 Spectacular Acres woods, nice adjacent homes,
deeded river access, close to Live Oak. Brand new boat
ramp for home owners only. $29,900
5.0 Wooded Acres, not too dense, can easily be cleared
Sfor your home site. Approximately 1500' from CR 138,
paved road. $59,900
Deer Ford in Suwannee County Gorgeous, wooded lot,
Ichetucknee River deeded access, bird sanctuary. Newly
paved road almost all the way to this jewel. $64,500
5.1 Wooded Acres in Emerald Farms in northern
Gilchrist County. Great schools and neighborhood.
5.0 Wooded Acres on SR-47, just north of CR-340.
Driveway and small shed. Reduced to $69,900 hurry.

Call 1-800-643-6971

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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008

1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619


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City of Trenton 2-Car Garage & 30'40' Workshop 3/2 JACOBSEN DWMH w/many 25'x25'ATTACIIED CARPORT
3BR/2BA 1500sq.ft. 3/2 Home on 9.6 Acres upgrades 1800+ sq. ft. on 5 acres 3/2 DWMI on 2 Acres
$162,500 MLS#753611 $485,000 MLS#752821 $165,000 MLS#752967 $121,900 MLS#752374

5 Acres, Planted Pines POSSIBILITIES 3/2 home on 5 acres convenient to Bell NORTH GILCHRIST COUNTY
3/2 Singlewide mobile home City ofTrenton 2BR/2BA 1860 sq. ft. living area, Pole Barn 3/2 Home on 5 Acres
$99;000 MLS#753542 City Water& Sewer $350,000 MLS#752985 $165,000 MLS#751663

Cleared 5 Acres & Very Clean 5 Stall horse Barn 10+Acres City Lot in Trenton FIREPLACE & PORCH
2BR/1.5BA SWMH w/ porch 189,000 MLS753967 $45,000 MLS753955 4/2.5 DWMH Acres
$135,0000 MLS#753758 MLS#753452 $220,000

S Acre Lot, City Water & Sewer
.11 Acre Lot, City Water & Sewer
.18 Acre, City Water & Sewer
.21 Acre, City Water & Sewer
.27 Acre, Well & Septic
1/3 Commercial Lot Hwy 26
.50 Acre, W/S/P, river access
.50 Acre, Bronson
1 Acre North of Bell
1.03 Acres, Partially Cleared
1.19, Acres, Comer Lot
1 Acre, North of Bell
1.6 Acres, Well & Septic
1.68 Acres, Bell City Limits, fenced
2 Acres, Old Town, Paved Road



2.5 Acres, Bell, $39,900

2.5 Acres, Slab Foundation,
3 Acres, Old Town REDUCED
4.34 Acres, W/S/P, Morriston
5 Acres Beautifully Wooded
5 Acres, Bell City Limits
5 Acres, Bell City Lim.,Dividable
5 Acres, W/S/P REDUCED
5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, Paved
5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, 3 to choose
5 Acres, SWMH, Planted Pines
5 Acres, 1BR/IBA, Frame House
5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake
5.5 Acres, Trotter Farms S/D


6 Acres, Well, Septic & Pines
7.94 Paved Highway
10 Acres, W/S/P Owner Finance
10 Acres, Septic & Power Pole
10 Acres, Suwannee Shores
10 Acres, Paved Road
11.92 Acres, DWMH 2xW/S/P
12 Acres, Scattered Oaks
15 Acres, Perfect for Motorcross
20 Acres, Pines, Close to River
30 Acres, Near Manatee Spgs
34 Acres, US Hwy 129
40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn
42 Acres, E. Gilchrist



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hours. Part of the training prepares Trenton, FL 32693
trainees for the driver portion of the (352) 463-3200.
Class B Florida CDL. For information Application may be downloaded at:
or questions, contact the Transportation www.gilchristschools.org/Personnel.
Department at (352) 463-3230. htm#Application
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Gilchrist County School District, additional information as
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Steven Cox







Trenton, Florida

(352) 472-6562

Cell (352) 222-1859

25105 W.Newberry Road
Newberry, FL
(352) 472-4472

Kim Stanley
Cell (352) 745-6236

Brand New home under $200K. You must see this lovely home in a
great neighborhood in Trenton. The home features 3 bed 2 bath with
1635 heated/cooled space but totals over 2317 total sq ft. The dining
area could be used as a 4th bedroom or office. Ceramic tile in all
walkways and carpet in living room and bedrooms. The living room
has a fireplace with French doors on each side leading to the back
patio. The kitchen has Clean Steel (GE) appliances including a side
by side fridge, a breakfast nook that overlooks the front porch and a
bar above the kitchen sink overlooking the living room. The home
has a 2 car garage and is on a beautifully landscaped lot. Convenient
to all Trenton schools! Contact Kim Stanley with: Re/Max Profes-
sionals Inc. at 352-745-6236 to see this wonderful home.

FORSALE D. Deen Lancaster



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SWMH with additions on 0.22 acre,
PRICED TO SELL! Use as a rental or put
a new home in! Minutes from schools and
shoopina! Can't beat this price!

* 8.95 AC. $109,900 MLS 752046
* 10.00 AC. $99,900 MLS 751023
* 77.61 AC. $980,000 MLS 753958
* 5.00 AC. $82,500 MLS 751562
* 1.00 AC. $19,900 MLS 752075
* 1.25 AC. $25,000 MLS 752317


GORGEOUS 3BR/3 5BA 2-story home on 8 89
park-like acres waits new owner! Stunning hard-
wood floors, wood cabinets, ceramic tile counter-
tops, Owner's suite on main floor! Come immerse
yourself in the utter tranquility this property offers!

* 1.00 AC. $47,500 MLS 753704
* 10.00 AC. $189,900 MLS 753644
* 54.00 AC. $675,000 MLS 753943

* 2.44 AC. $44,900 MLS 753716

* 2.22 AC. $42,500 MLS 753589
* 2.43 AC. $45,000 MLS 752218

* 4.00 AC. $100,000 MLS 752292
* 5.01 AC. $175,000 MLS 752714
* 10.00 AC. $150,000 MLS 751443
* 10.70 AC. $165,000 MLS 752418
* 20.00 AC. $199,000 MLS 751800
* 20.30 AC. $249,000 MLS 753020
* 78.8 AC. $1,680,000 MLS 751204
* 167.84 AC. $2,520,000 MLS 753961




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For Rent

2/1 $430
2/2 $475
3/2 $495
First, last & security.
No smoking and no pets.
Call (352) 447-5998.


H (3 BR/2 BA For Sale Also), 4 BR/2
BA house. All are clean and neat. $750-
$950/month. First, last, security. (352)
486-2154. (352) 463-0456 or (352) 317-

"Give, if thou can, an alms; if not, a sweet
and gentle word." --Robert Herrick

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$600/month, first, last, and secure
Nice. Available now. 352-542-85
or 210-1880.




Real Estate

1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing, no
down payment, only $307/mo. $29,900.

Pole Barns

Crane Service

Truss Setting
S18-in Auger

(352) 543-6643
P. O. Box 218 Otter Creek, Florida 32683
Lic. No. RB0031694







Jim King Realty, Inc.
Realtor | I .
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
S 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
oPoRNHUU office@jimkingrealty.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTORO

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New 2/2 home on over 3 acres! This would make a
great starter, or empty nest home. Beautiful wooded
tract, with privacy from neighbors $110,000.
(DMH-752145-MKH) 352-493-2221.

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Hunters Unique opportunity 5 acre hunting camp
located in Otter Creek, Florida. 2/1 SWMH with 16'
x 36' bedroom & living room addition. Full electric
power, private road access through hunting club and
timber company land. Must See! $165,000. (LMH-
753018-D) 352-493-2221.

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REDUCED! Suwannee River Hideaway. 3/2 stilt
home nestled on 36 acres on the Suwannee River.
Located S/W of Chiefland with over 1300' on River.
Peaceful Seclusion awaits you! $450,000.00 (LW-
750933) 352-493-2221.

Call Our Office
For More Listings or
Speak To One
Of Our Agents Today
To List Your Property!

Great location south of Chiefand in Spanish Trace.
2/2 mobile home on 5 Beautiful Wooded acres +/-
landscaped and fenced backyard, shed and
pumphouse. $134,900 (LMH-751336-K) 352-493-

LOOK Two DW Mobile Homes on 9 Acres All
Being Sold Together For Only $250,000. The first
DW MH is a 1998 4/2 with 2240 Sq. Ft., that has
recenlty been remodeled. The second almost new
DW MIH is a 2005 3/2 with 1344 Sq Ft. There is
plenty of room to have horses, goats, chickens,
cattle, a garden, and more. The property is mostly
cleared with some wooded areas left for the deer to
feed in, and is located off the beaten path at the end
of a culdesac. Close to the Suwannee River, the Gulf
of Mexico, Shopping, Schools and approximately 50
miles from Gainesville. ** SHOWN BY
APPOINTMENT ONLY! *** $250,000. DMHl
753736 JW 352-463-6144.


Cracker Style 3/2 home on 40 secluded acres. Large
covered porches surround the house, overlooking
beautiful pasture land with scattered trees. Would
make an excellent horse or cattle farm. Located in
area of lots of deer and other wildlife. $489,900.
(LR-752852-K) 352-493-2221.

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tifully wooded lot, just off paved street,
convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
ing, no down payment, only $307/mo.
$29,900. 352-215-1018.

4 BR/1.5 BA CB HOUSE: SW Trenton,
fenced-in yard, close to school, ready to
move into. $134,900 lease-purchase -
Owner/broker, 352-463-7207.



Land Clearing

Site Prep, lnci.

Fill Dirt & Limerock

Site Prep & Pad Building

Land Clearing


Licensed & Insured

352-463-6125 or 352-535-5731

Trenton I & I Apartments

For 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.

Smith & Associates,
P R L '\I E R SER\ IC E@

country Cabin perfect for first lime IHome
buyers. 2/1.5 on 2.50 Acres, Call Terri Anderson
Realtor 352-356-1961
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BRICK IHOME Ieatures"Open floor plans.
Containing 3BR/2BA on 5 acres. Iloine
features many extras. Split loor plan, separate
living, oversize macsler suile.

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Insides feature Large great roonn. fireplace.
Fiat-in kitchen, walk-in closes,
Workshop, nluch much more!

central vacuum' stem.
OLDEST & NICEST Neighborhoods In
Chicnand. Localtd within Cilt Limils. 3BIU2HA.
.82 acres. brick, screened porch, bre;klist bar.
central vacunml system.


COUNTRY LIVING at its Best. Beautilal
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. IIEART OF SUWANNEE 3/2 wIlterlion l olc
doke, and boat house, Call Terri Andsrson

/all Extras.4BI/3- A, 5 acre .
.2 stall b ai tackroom.
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proper y w/Grainddiaddy oa;ks. 3B1IU21BA
Oa 6.93 iacrcs. large kilcheln.
Oak cabinet\, fircplnce.

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Frenchdoors. patio. open
Floor;; ,, Ne on.':m'.;ost see
H/all Extros. 4BIU3BA, 5 acres.
2 stall bain w/tack rnom.
6 car delacled garage.

COUNTRY CIAlM' \\ Wilh modern flHare.! Call
lins One l laM ;! 3BlR2BA. I acre.
F:renchl doors, palio. opeil
Floor plan. N'e\\r hlnoc. nlistl hCe!

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Real Estate

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Waterfront,
D/W, Homes of Merit, 3 BR/2 BA, 2
porches, completely remodeled, possible
owner financing, at Sun Springs. 386-

5 ACRES WOODED: With oaks, un-
improved, dry, north Gilchrist County,
Bell, cash buyer, retirement, no brokers
please. (386) 986-0388.

Real Estate

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




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


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Licensed Real Estate Broker 386-935-0243
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386-935-024
3 HIGH LOTS ON SUWANNEE RIVER Over 300 feet of river frontage. Large 3 Bedroom
house with beautiful views of the river. Large deck at river's bank. Completely fenced 2+ acres
of property with a koi pond, nice trees and plants. $425,000.
10 ACRES in North Gilchrist County. Nicely wooded. $149,500.
VERY NICE 3/2 C.B. HOME On 5 part clear part wooded acres in North Gilchrist County.
Home is in great condition and in a good neighborhood. $225,000.
THE RIVER PARADISE A large lot on the Econfina River 150' of river frontage 2 miles
from the Gulf- in navigable waters. Includes a beautiful, large 4 bedroom/3 bath two story
home. Super fishing & hunting area! $575,000. (price reduced!)
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $68,900.
291.45 ACRES OF PRIME. HUNTING LAND With a hunting lodge type house, lodge is
complete with nice porches and a fireplace. Dog pen, rock quarry, fish pond and.approximately
150 acres of planted pines. Awesome hunting of deer, wild hogs, turkey, etc. Good improved
roads and trails through out the property. Fronts on a paved road. $1,595,000. Just 8 miles out
of Cross City.
LOT IN LEVY COUNTY- Near Williston on SR 121. Only $23,900.
18 ACRES IN SOUTH SUWANNEE COUNTY Partly open and many nice trees. A great
location!! $165,000.
'NICE 2/2 HOME IN TOWN OF SUWANNEE New quality built home on waterway close
to Gulf and Suwannee River. $450,000.
8 ACRES & HOME ON SUWANNEE RIVER complete with separate bunkhouse, decks,
floating dock, etc. It's located near Rock Bluff. Very private & secluded. You can't find a better
opportunity on the river! $350,000.
For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com





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surrounding th s Beaitilii home.311 R/3t3A on
2/2 on 1.50 acres. ciutiliful Irces. w ler i i later

sys ol, l are septic an. Cll Ki rly
Baker Realtor 352-463-7546.



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srindsing talis iore tid lul nimg. 3B/3BA on
ki9,t 8 c t Co.re ill-groni d rs\\ik 31 pin
pool. 2 car ga;rge. pillio.

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winilows galore, Inllllial dining r1onm. cail-n
kilclhen. Cvcricd dcck. brick IBBQ pitl

SI.I f FLOOR Il.AN mobile
Iomie features HBR 2BA. 5' acres.
Small pines. fenced, barn. outdoor

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.70 Trenton

1.0 Chiefland

1.0' Bell

1.0 Bell

1.33 Chiefland

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10 Chiefland $139,900

10 Trenton


10 Bell $100,000

10 Bell $139,900

10 Trenton

10 Trenton

10 Bell

10 Chiefland

11.36 Bell

11.59 Bell

12.78 Cedar Key

14.84 Bell









4.75 Trenton $79,900 14.85 High Springs $222,750

4.77 Bell $69,900

20 Bell $199,900

5.0 Old Town $75,000 24 Bell $366,000
5.0 Bell $69,900 25 Trenton $300,000

5.0 Newberry $129,900 31.33 Chiefland $313,300

5.0 Bell $69,900 33.5 Trenton $502,500

5.0 Trenton $98,500 35.4 Bell $442,500

5.01 Bell $65,000 53.09 Bell $424,454

8.18 Chiefland $129,900 61.59 Trenton $1,450,000

8.8 High Springs $132,000 64 Chiefland $608,000

9.0 Trenton $250,000 80 Bell $800,000

9.62 Bell S129,900 100 Trenton $1,079,000

9.63 Bell .1l 4''lI 120 Bell $1,200,000

9.63 Chiefland $209,000









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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006

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Promoting Your
Business Through
Tourism Conference
Was A Success
(Continued from Page One)
Velma Poole, Janet Minor, Carol
McQueen Debbie DeWeese, Rose
Fagler, and Bill Kilborn.
A big thank you goes to Enterprise
Florida and Progress Energy for help-
ing to make this conference a success
and Cheryl Nekola (Driftwood Re-
alty) for the cash donation. P.W.W.
and the chamber coalition would like
to also say thanks to all of you who
donated the many outstanding door
Thank you Pastor Greg Douglas
and Youth Pastor Rickey Whitley of
Pine Grove Baptist Church for your
help and the use of your wonderful
fellowship hall. If we have forgot-
ten to mention someone that helped
please except our sincere thanks for
your part in helping to make the tour-
ism summit a success.
Donna Creamer
Executive Director

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Rose Flagler of Progress Energy of Florida was the guest speaker on
September 11th at the Pure Water Wilderness Tourism conference.

Annual Life Chain To
Be In Front Of Bell
High School October 1st
On Sunday. October 1st the An-
nual Life Chain will be held in front
of Bell High School from 1:00 to
2:00 p.m.
The Life Chain is an opportunity
for anyone opposed to abortion to
join a nationwide stand for life.
Anyone interested or with questions
may contact the Lafayette Baptist
Association at (386) 935-2629 Mon-
day-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
or Mt Nebo Baptist Church at (386)

North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, September 20, 2006, were: this
week 919, last week 1016 and last
year 1040.
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 lower. Feeder steers and heifers
2.00-4.00 higher. Feeder and replace-

Children of the Cattleman's Association members receiving certifi-
cates and a monetary award. On the front row from left are Craig
Watson-President, Adam Cook, Katie Quincey, Maverick Mikell,
Ashton Sanchez, and Erin Jones. On the back row from left are Trev-
or Mikell, Bruce Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Brett Crawford, Jessica
Smith, and Branden Thomas. (Continued from Page One)
ment cows steady. Flesh condition
on feeder cattle: thin and very thin.
16 percent slaughter cows, 3 percent

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2006 Chevy
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2006 Chevy
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2006 Chevy
Cobalt LT 4 Dr.
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2006 Chevy
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'03 Nissan '03 Nissan '04 Chevy '05 Chevy '04 Chevy '03 Isuzu
Frontier Pathfinder Avalanche Colorado Crew Tahoe Rodeo
#936A #1223A #1087A #1204A #1271A #1089C
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'01 Chevy '04 Nissan '04 Buick '03 Dodge '01 Chrysler '01 Chevy
Suburban Armada LE Rainier Dakota Town & Country Tahoe LT
#1293A #1281A #1137A #1069B #852PA #1219A
14, 995* 26,995 18,9 s12995** $9,995' $5,995*

'02 Chevy '06 Chevy '06 Chevy '02 Ford '05 Chevy '05 Chevy
Suburban Uplander Suburban Explorer 2500 HD 4WD 2500 HD
#1187A #1164P #1160P #1132A #1274A Duramax #1290A
$15,995* 16,995* 34,995* 7,995* 27,995 1,995* $5*

'05 Dodge '05 Nissan '01 Kia '02 Ford '88 Coachman '04 Wilderness
Caravan X-Terra Spectra Focus Wagon Travel Trailer Wildcat
#957A #1299A #1229B #1209A #935N 5th Wheel #1301A
$14,995* $21,995* $6,995* 8,995* $6,995* $16,995*

Sales Dept. Open
Mon.-Fri. 8 to 7; Sat. 9 to 4;
Closed Sunday
Body Shop Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5
Service Dept. Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5
24 Hour Towing
Call 493-7061
*Plus tax, title and license fees.
All prices include all factory rebates.
On approved credit.

33 Years Service to the
Tri-County Communities


Erin Jones is receiving the Best
Home Grown Steer Award
from Criag Watson, Cattle-
man President. James Thomas
II and KW Lindsey were also
honored with this award but
were not in attendance in this

slaughter bulls, 34 percent feeder
steers, 2 percent holstein steers, 33
percent feeder heifers and 11 percent
feeder and replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1210-1585 (1430) 42.00-
48.50 (45.00); 1605-1855 (1706)
42.50-49.00 (46.11).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 855-1195 (1040) 42.00-47.00
(44.37); 1245-1365 (1304) 40.00-
46.50 (43.80).
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1060-
1475 (1271) 52.00-56.50 (54.19);
1535-2050 (1822) 53.50-59.00
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and
Large 1-2: 220-240 (231)160.00-
182.50 (171.71); 260-295 (272)
157.50-178.00 (170.52); 315-345
(335) 137.00-145.00 (142.05); 350-
390 (368) 130.00-141.00 (134.01);
400-430 (413) 118.00-129.00
(124.58); 455-495 (468) 115.00-
122.00 (119.16); 510-515 (511)
110.00-113.00 (112.50).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 225-245 (232)
122.50-145.00 (133.21); 265-
295 (278) 140.00-147.50 (144.29);
305-345 (324) 130.00-140.00
(133.55); 360-390 (378) 112.00-
126.00 (120.41); 405-440 (421)
112.00-116.00 (113.84); 460-495
(471) 100.00-112.00 (105.93); 505-
545 (534) 95.00-104.00 (98.08).
Feeder Holstein Steers Large
3: 170-185 (177) 116.00-121.00
(119.03); 210-245 (230) 110.00-
120.00 (115.93); 260-270 (263)
106.00-108.00 (106.99).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-230 (222) 130.00-142.50
(131.90); 265-275 (272) 130.00-
135.00 (132.50); 315-330 (322)
130.00-135.00 (12-r4,13. 360-385
(369) 114.00-120.00 (116.45); 400-
445 (426)106.00-115.00 (111.54);
460-480 (469) 104.00-108.00
(106.39); 505-545 (521) 98.00-
106.00 (103.76); 555-595 (575)
95.00-104.00 (97.90).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 205-215 (210) 115.00-125.00
(119.88); 260-275 (265) 120.00-
125.00 (121.73); 315-330 (328)
115.00-125.00 (116.88): 365-395
(377) 107.00-111.00 (109.27); 400-
445 (435) 100.00-104.00 (101.24);
470-495 (482) 95.00-101.00
(97.92); 515-545 (527) 90.00-
94.00 (92.35); 575-590 (583)
88.00-94.00 (91.14).
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2 Middle-Aged: 950-1175 (1060)
45.00-76.00 (61.27) 4-6 Months
Bred: 1205-1345 (1273) 43.00-
74.00 (55.41) 4-6 Months Bred.

Courage is contagious. When a
brave man takes a stand, the spines
of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham

There are two kinds of people:
those who don't do what they
want to do, so they write down in
a diary about what they haven't
done, and those who haven't time
to write about it because they're
out doing it.--Richard Flornoy
and Lewis R. Foster

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Marked Daown to Clear
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