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: December 21, 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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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 76 Years

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 76-No. 35 glo a o Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 21,2006 Price 500 Dixie & Levy Counties),$2400 OtherAreas
gilchristjoumal@bellsouth .net Of Florida, $28.00 Out OfState

Tnri-County Hospital Certificate

Of Need Application Is Denied

Santa and Mrs. Claus along with elves Kathy Cribbs and Trevor Noyes are shown wishing all the
good little girls and boys a very Merry Christmas.

County Residents Enjoy Cutting

Christmas Trees At Jones Tree Farm

Jones' Tree Farm which is located
North of Bell is a haven for family)
fun. Tnrckloads of local families
have shown up for the last few years
to drive through 16 acres of native
cypress, sand 'pine, and cedar trees
picking out the perfect Christmas
tree. Mr. and Mrs. Jones work hard to
make their tree farm family friendly.
They offer the children coloring
books, cookies and treats. The tree
farm gets really busy the day after
Thanksgiving and stays open right up
to the day before Christmas eve each
The farm is owned by Hollis
and Alpharetta Jones, natives of
Wisconsin. The Jones' purchased
their property in Gilchrist Count3
in the 1980s and built their home
here in 2000. The Jones have been
in the Christmas tree business
since 1967. They owned a large
wholesale Christmas tree operation
in Wisconsin which supplied around
25,000 Christmas trees to retailers
annually some 50 miles from
Madison, Wisconsin. At one time
Their operation in the north consisted
of 21 farms. They owned three of the
farms and 18 were leased.
Each year Mr. Jones returns to
Wisconsin to his farm there and cuts
fresh fraser fir, balsam and spruce to
sell at their farm north of Bell. When
asked if they miss having a white
Christmas? Mr. Hollis was quick to
answer "No, I was cutting trees the
week before Thanksgiving up there
this year in a foot of snow."
The Jones fresh cut some 300
Northern trees and bring them south
to sell at their farm. They sell around
600 native Florida grown on their
Bell farm each year. Families from
all around the area load up their
children and, drive through acres of
trees looking for that special tree

An application for a Certificate of
Need to build a new, 60-bed hospi-
tal in Chiefland was denied on Fri-
day afternoon by Florida's Agency
for Health Care Administration.
The state agency concluded that
the "need for the proposed project is
not demonstrated."
Without the agency's approval
in the form of a certificate of need,
Ameris Health Systems is unable to
build the hospital. Amens proposed
spending oer $22 million to build
a hospital on 20 acres east of the
Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chiefland.
The denial by the.state agency was
the second time the administration
has turned,down a request by the
company, to build in Levy County.
At several points in its 31-page
report, the administration noted that
Chiefland is in Levy County, a coun-
ty that already has one hospital, Na-
ture Coast Regional Hospital in Wil-
liston. Nature Coast is a small rural
hospital that is struggling to compete
with the major health care providers
a short distance away in Gainesville.
Administration officials wrote that
Nature Coast is at least 10 miles clos-
er to Chiefland than any of the hos-
pitals in Gainesville. Administration
officials said that utilization rates
over the past five years at Nature
Coast suggest that residents were by-
passing Nature Coast in favor of the
larger hospitals in Alachua County.
The administration also said the
three counties the hospital was'
targeted to serve Ley,. Dixie

This is the designated site where the proposed Tri-County Hospital
was to be built in Chiefland. The state agency decision can be ap-
pealed. Photo by Mark Schuler

and Gilchrist are not projected
to grow as fast as the rest of the
state or region, so there are no spe-
cial population circumstances that
would warrant building another
hospital in the rural coastal county.
The Tri-County area had held sev-
eral public meetings to allow the
residents seeking a hospital in the
area to speakto the urgent needs of
better, closer health care. All three
of the board of county commission-
ers were in support of the hospital.
Levy County Commission actually

approved a donation to supplement
the Certificate of Need' application.
The agency acknowledged receiv-
ing 5,560 letters of support for the
hospital and one letter in opposition.
Of the 50 people who spoke this fall
during a formal public hearing in
Fanning Springs on the proposed hos-
pital, only one opposed the idea, Na-
ture Coast administrator Alan Bird.
On Friday afternoon, Bird had lit-
tle to say about the state's decision.
Whatever would have happened
(with the Chiefland application), we
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BHS Senior Is District Sunshine

State Scholar In Math And Science

Matthew White, a graduating se-
nior at Bell High School, has been
designated the Gilchrist District
Sunshine State Scholar in Mathemat-
ics and Science for the current year.
White will compete with the other
94 District Scholars representing all
of the school districts in Florida on
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, to be-
come one of the 10 Regional Schol-
ars who will vie in March for the title
Statewide Sunshine State Scholar in.
Mathematics and Science for 2007.

The Sunshine State Scholars Pro-
gram was established in 1997 to rec-
ognize the achievement of Florida's
graduating seniors who have demon-
strated excellence in both mathemat-
ics and science. All Scholars receive
district recognition and individual
awards from the program at the Janu-
ary competition. The 10 Regional
Scholars and their designated teach-
ers, receive further recognition from
the Governor and Cabinet, the Florid
a Legislature, the Florida Department

of Education, and private businesses
at the March competition.
The Sunshine State Scholars Pro-
gram is coordinated by the Florida
Institute of Education at the Univer-
sity of North Florida and receives
its major financial support from the
Florida Department of Education,
the Florida Lottery, and Casio, Inc.
Further information on the Florida
Sunshine State Scholars Program can
be found at http://www.unf.edu/dept/

Mr. Hollis Jones shown wrapping up a Christmas tree for the trip home.

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Mrs. Jones and Frosty are on hand to greet the children at Jones
Tree Farm located North of Bell.

to take home. The Jones supply the
saws and then wrap the trees up once
they are cut. Local grown trees cost
around $22.00 except for the cedar
trees which cost $24.00.
Mr. Jones said that many Florida
natives prefer to cut the cedars
'because that was the type Christmas
tree they had as a child. Back years
ago there were no Christmas tree
farms in this area of the state. Back
then all families went out into the
woods to select a wild native cedar
tree. For those Floridans a fresh cedar

brings back very special memories of
Christmas long past.
The Christmas tree farm will
remain open until Saturday evening,
December 23.

Journal Deadline Moved
To Friday For Next Issue
The Gilchrist County Journal
deadline for the December 28th issue
is Friday, December 22nd at noon.
The Journal Staff

Santiago A. Deleon, an employee with North Florida Peanut has worked with this company close to a
year and he loves his job. The Trenton based company ships seeds of all types across the United States
and the World. It can be hard work but Santiago enjoys it. Photo by Anna Wild.

North Florida Peanut Is Much More

Than Just Peanuts

By Anna Wild
You see their big red cart wagons
all around the county, taking peanuts
from various fields to their facility.
But what you may not have realized
is that North Florida Peanut process-
es not only peanuts but a huge array
of other seeds and distributes them
around the United States and over-
seas. North Florida Peanut is owned
by Cindy Bass and Sheila Reese; Bill

Reese is the President of the com-
pany and he and Bo Bass had owned
North Florida Peanut for the past 9
years. Bo Bass recently passed away
in September and was the Vice Presi-
dent and General Manager for North
Florida Peanut. Over the past cou-
ple of years the company has made
a number of changes to diversify
the business. I had the opportunity,
to talk to Mr. Reese recently about

their business and he was happy to
take me around and show me what
they do. He has been in the peanut
industry for about 24 years now and
said he got into the business "by acci-
dent." His wife worked for a peanut
company years ago and he became
involved in the maintenance part of
the business and over time gradually
became more involved in the peanut
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By Lauren Rudd
It is that time of the year again, the
time for holiday parties, gift giving
and a good time to be had by all...
4*ell maybe not all. Now, for those
of you who have been reading my
columnss for d number of years, you
mjay remember what is coming next.
S so, sit back with another glass of
:ggnog and think of it as a refresher
.' For those of you who are new
readers, this is the one time of the
year when I stray a bit from my
'iormal fare of how to deal with the
.uspender crowd in order to show
,you a guaranteed way to obtain some
exceptional returns.
*: It all begins with the concept of
compounding, probably the most
powerful force in the investment.,
World. The funny thing is ,that
just financial investments. Therefore,
f would like to share with you a very
special kind of compounding.

It starts in 1947, in Los Angeles,
California. Diane Hendricks has
created a handmade Raggedy Ann
doll that she wants to donate to
charity. She asks her husband Bill to
give the doll to any organization in
the area that would forward it on to a
needy child. Unfortunately, Bill was
unable to find an organization willing
to do so.
At his wife's suggestion, Bill
decided to take matters in his own
hands. Luckily, Bill was also Major
Bill Hendricks, a Marine Reservist.
He and his fellow reservists proceeded
to collect and distribute 5,000 toys to
needy children.
Their campaign was so successful
that the Marine Corps officially
adopted the "Toys for Tots" campaign
whose mission is the same today
as it was back then, to bring joy to.
America's needy children.
The investment of one Raggedy
Ann doll, in the life of one child 58
years ago, has compounded into a
program that has distributed 332.5
million toys to more than 158.7
million children.
Now, as you sit there contemplating
your eggnog, I have a favor to ask.
Aficionados of this column know
that this is the one and only time
that I actually recommend a specific
investment, one that will pay,
dividends far in excess of what you
will receive on Wall Street.
Yes, I know the call for help is
never ending. Still, try to imagine
,what it must be like for a child not
oto receive a gift during the holiday
.season. You are going to do battle
with the crowds anyway, so please
take the time to purchase a toy or two
for a local charity or the "Toys for

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And Peter Said To Them
(Kent Heaton)

The crowd moved close to hear what the men were
saying. Confusion filled the minds of the people as a strong
wind was heard filling the house. Nothing like this had
ever been seen or heard. Twelve men were standing
preaching in the native tongues of "Parthians and Medes
and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and
Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and
visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans
and Arabians" (Acts 2:9-11). The men were speaking
about the mighty works of God.
Then one man spoke above the murmuring of the crowd
and explained what was happening. The events of that day
were a fulfillment of Joel's prophecy many years before.
He spoke of the man Jesus who had been killed by lawless
men yet raised by the power of God to be Lord and Christ.
"Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that
God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus
whom you crucified" (Acts 2:36). The crowd was moved
with fear and sorrow. Crying out to Peter and the rest of the
apostles, the multitude begged to know what to do.
It is here we find the, depth of human emotion seeking
an answer that for centuries eluded man in the promise of a
coming savior. Honest hearts cried out for guidance to find
peace with God. They had killed the Messiah in ignorance
(Acts 3:17) and what hope lay before them now? Would
Jehovah God come and destroy them as He did the early
world (Genesis 6) or the cities of the plain (Genesis 19)? Is
there any hope for man without a Savior? The answer lies
in what happened next.
As the voices settled from the desperate cry of despair, a
single voice spoke. "And Peter said to them" (Acts 2:38).

Letter To The Editor
Recently I read in this paper that
Mr. Vickers and the Gilchrist County
School Board have successfully ar-
ranged for the Lake City Community
College to move into our area and
provide a place of higher education
for our youth who are going on to
Congratulations, I think this was a
great achievement.
This achievement, however, has
brought a couple of questions to my
mind. First, what is the percentage
of our students who actually do go
on to college? I asked several reli-
able sources what that percentage is?
They came back with an answer of
approximately 7%. Of the 7% ap-
proximately half actually do go on to
complete a degree.
My second question is, what is be-
ing done for the remaining 93% who
don't go to college? It seems to me
that since the far greater percentage
of our students will not attend col-
lege, you Mr. Vickers and your school
board should have been pulling out
all the stops in an effort to provide
trade level education 'for that 93%.
Maybe you don't see those students
as a worthwhile project. Hopefully
that is not the reason.
Mr. Vickers, don't they deserve
a chance at a better life other than
working at the dairy, Wal-Mart, or
some other lower paying job where
a college education isn't required?
Even if the expense is too great for
our county, what's wrong with a tri-
county agreement to develop this
initiative? The trade level education
for our students is pitiful. In conver-
sations between teachers, staff mem-
bers, and other citizens of our com-
munity, it is understood by many that
the trades we do teach are injeopardy
of being dropped.
Mr. Vickers, a good effort was put
.into providing for the 7% during the
first half of your regime, now let's see
what you can do for the 93% during
the last half. I'm sure the parents of
the 93% are looking forward to your
Dale McClarigan
(The above letter has been edited)

Tots" program.
Furthermore, when you are out
shopping you will no doubt notice
the volunteers outside your favorite
store ringing a bell to try to get your
attention. Think about what it must be
like to stand outside for hours on end,
trying to raise money for the needy.
At least where I live the temperature
is almost always warm.
Therefore, this is what I would like
you to do. Instead of just walking by,
take a moment tO9pause,;and reach
into your purse or pocket. No, do
not reach for the coins. Please dig a
little deeper. Work your way down
to where you keep the folding stuff.
Find that picture of old Abe Lincoln
and drop it in the pot. I am sure old
Abe would approve. If you did this
20 times, it would still be only $100.
Finally,- in the event no one
takes the time to express his or her
appreciation for your efforts, let me...
Thank you.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

"Best of all, Christmas 'means a
spirit of love, a time when the love of
God and the love of our fellow men
should prevail over all hatred and bit-
terness, a time when our thoughts and
deeds and the spirit of our lives mani-
fest the presence of God.

Peter spoke and gave the anxious hearts hope. Through the
agency of words, Peter outlined the avenue of salvation
offered by God to those men whose hearts had been
changed by the preaching of the gospel. They would not be
condemned if they would heed the instructions given. Paul
would write later, "So faith comes from what is heard, and
what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ" (Romans
10:17). What Peter told them would bring them into a
relationship with God. They need only heed the words and
obey the words to find salvation.
"And Peter said to them, 'Repent, and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness
of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy
Spirit For the promise is to you and to your children and
to all that are far off every one whom the Lord our God
calls to him. 'And he testified with many other words and
exhorted them, saying, 'Save yourselves from this crooked
generation'" (Acts 2:38-40). How simple the divine pattern
given by God through men. Through the agency of the
spoken word, those gathered on the Day of Pentecost found
Many people seek for a magic pill or formula to find
peace with God. His answer is found in the word delivered
by holy men moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20,21).
Salvation is in the word of God (Ephesians 1:13; 6:17).
Those on Pentecost obeyed the word spoken by Peter as
directed by the Holy Spirit. We must do the same. Jesus
reminds of the power of words: "He who .rejects me and
does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I
have spoken will be his judge on the last day" (John

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

North Florida Peanut
Is Much More Than
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and seed process and things just grew
from there.
North Florida Peanut sits on 10
acres of ground and has 7 employees.
They contract with area growers and
will farm about 4,000 acres of pea-
nuts this year; these crops take about
135-140 days to grow. The "hot
season" for peanuts is normally Sep-
tember and October; this is when the
majority of the peanuts are harvested.
They then dry the peanuts and sell
them to a seller in Williston who in
turn sells them to various manufac-
turers who will turn them into foods.
North Florida Peanut will harvest 600
- 800 tons of peanuts this year. Some
of the peanuts will be stored for a few
months and sold later as the price for
peanuts goes up (hopefully).
When they first started the busi-
ness they were what was called a
"flow through," which meant they
"took the peanuts in, dried them,
graded them, loaded them on a truck
and shipped them to a sheller." Their
facility was "just an elevator in a
warehouse and scale." "We shipped
them as fast as they came in," he
explained. Now they have added a
seed processing plant, warehouse for
the seed cleaner and storage facility
and a peanut warehouse which holds
7,100 tons. They process Pensacola
bahia, Argentine bahia, brown top
millet, Japanese millet, oats, wheat,
rye, and the list goes on. These seeds
are wholesaled to businesses such
as Southern States, BWI, and Pen-
nington, just to name a few. Again
North Florida Peanut contracts with
area growers to harvest these seeds.
In brown top millet alone they have
800 acres to harvest.
' The Federal State Inspection Sys-
tem also plays a role at North Florida
Peanut as they have 3-4 individu-
als who grade the peanuts that are
harvested. These inspectors take
samples from each cart and they will
weigh the peanuts, clean them, divide
them by size, test for moisture levels
and quality, and calculate the amount
of trash (non peanut matter) is in each
sample. The peanuts are then given a
grade of Seg 1, Seg 2, or Seg 3. Seg
One is good, seg two is bad, and seg
three is no good at all.
North Florida Peanut keeps busy
year round and "they can bag any-
where between 200-700 bags of seed
every day," depending on supply.
They "bag 60,000 70,000 bags of
seed a year now." Their gross sales
last year were 5.3 million and ex-
pect these numbers to grow a .little
this year. They have,suppUied,see4
to various businesses in th .United
States, Canada, 'South K orea, Eu-
rope, and China. Mr. Reese said he
and the owners are very pleased with
the progress the business has made
since the additions over the past few
years. Their facility runs 7 days a
week and during much of the year
will even run 24 hours a day. So next
time you're driving behind a big red
cart with North Florida Peanut on it,
remember it could have a wide vari-
ety of cargo on board and it may be
bound for lands across the oceans.

Lottery Numbers
December 13
Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $6 million

5-Digit Winners:
37 at $8,488.50

4-Digit Winners
2,885 at $88.50

3-Digit Winners:
61,947 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

December 16
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
49 at $7,195.50

4-Digit Winners:
3,017 at $95

3-Digit Winners:

67,124 at $6

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

Journal Deadline
Moved To Friday For
Next Issue
The Gilchrist County Journal
deadline for the December 28th
issue is Friday, December 22nd at


Christmas sure seems to roll around
quicker and quicker each year, that
must be a sure sign that I'm getting
older. It has been a tradition of mine
to print the Christmas Story from the
book of Luke each year at this time
in the Just Southern column. The
idea is to make it easy for anyone to
read the story. It's true that we do not
know the exact date of his birth but
the very fact that we pick a day each
year to celebrate it is very important
because it gives us a reason to stop
and remember the importance of His
birth. It also hopefully give us an op-
pertunity to teach our.children and
grandchildren about Jesus' Birth.
Please take the time to read the story
of Christmas, better yet read it to a
7ue GCrisfmas
And it came to pass in those days
that a decree went out from. Caesar
Augustus that all the world should be
This census first took place while
Quirinius was governing Syria.
So all went-to be registered, every-
one to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Gali-
lee, out of the city of Nazareth, into
Judea, to the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem, because he was of
the house and lineage of David, to be
registered with Mary, his betrothed
wife, who was with child.
So it was, while they were there, the
days were completed for her to be de-
And she brought forth her firstborn
Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling
cloths, and laid Him in a manger, be-
cause there was no room for them in
the inn.
Now there were in the same coun-
try shepherds living out in the fields,
keeping watch over their flock by
And behold, an angel of the Lord
stood-bisfore them;-and the glory'of
thee-Lord shonearound them, and-
they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, "Do
not be afraid, for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy which will
be to all people.
"For there is born to you this day
in the city of David a Savior, who is
Christ the Lord.
"And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in

swaddling cloths, lying in a man-
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, And
on earth peace, goodwill toward
Luke 2:1-14
New King James Version

We hope Y'all have a very blessed,
happy and safe Christmas.

Progress Energy Florida
Names Potential
Nuclear Plant Site In
Levy County
Not A Decision To Build, But
Critical Step In Evaluating
Options To Meet Future Energy
Following a comprehensive evalu-
ation of sites for a potential nuclear
power plant to meet Florida's grow-
ing need for electricity, Progress En-
ergy (NYSE: PGN) has named a site
in southern Levy County as the pre-
ferred location for construction of a
plant if the decision is made in future
years to move forward.-
SThe Levy County site, approxi-.
mately 3,000 acres is located about
seven miles inland from the Gulf of
Mexico and eight miles north of the
company's Crystal River Energy
Complex in Citrus County, where
Progress Energy operates a nuclear
plant, as well as four coal-fueled
units. The Levy County location was
chosen based on an assessment of the
major siting criteria: land, access to
sufficient quantities of water (from
the Gulf) and access to the electric
transmission system, as well as an
overall evaluation of environmental
considerations. The proximity of the
site to the company's existing nuclear
plant also would provide opportunity
ties for efficiencies in shared support
functions. In the coming.months, the
potential site will undergo further de-
tailed assessment.
"Our commitment is to provide re-
liable and affordable energy to more
then 1.6 million customers every
day," said Jeff Lyash, president and
CEO of Progress Energy Florida.
"We expect demand for electricity in
our service territory to grow by more
(Continued on Page Twenty-Two)


P. 0. Box 559

POST 149
P.O. Box 1

American Legion Airs
American Legion Post 91 is having their Christmas Dinner meeting tonight at 6:30
PM at the Post home on US-129, five miles north of Trenton. This will be a'covered
dish dinner, with the Post providing the meat entree and everyone bringing a. favorite
food item to share. Also, everyone is asked to bring a canned or dried food item for a
local food pantry to put in the food baskets for Christmas. Help brighten someone's
Christmas with your donations of food.
Remember that Legion dues will go up five dollars in January, so pay up early and
save yourself five dollars, this year. The dues are going up nationwide, due to higher
costs at the National level, so the Departments are having to pass the costs on down
the line to the individual Legion Posts. All the Posts are already supposed to have
notified Department if their dues are going up, and the increase will begin in January,
2007. Save that five dollars and renew your membership this month. There are only
ten days left in this whole year.
This is the time of year that folks leave cookies and milk out for Santa Claus, and
last week it was mentioned that the Volunteer Firefighters could use cold Gatorade or
even cold water after their firefighting duties are done, or even on a quick break in
fighting a hot fire. Well, there are some more folks that volunteer to help keep our
community safe and they are the Sheriff's Crime Watch. These volunteers drive the
roads throughout the county keeping an eye on property, directing traffic and helping
the Sheriff's Office in many ways. There are some that call'people each day to make
sure they are all right, some that patrol and check on folks in outlying areas, and these
folks are volunteers, serving the community. They might appreciate a kind word or a
cold drink too, when they are on duty, watching to keep our community safe. If you
have some time and want to serve your community, besides joining the American
Legion, you can contact the Sheriff's Crime Watch Unit and see what you can do to
help out.
This time of year, people send cards and letters of cheer and good news to family
and friends. And there are addresses for troops overseas. But these troops all around
the world might like cards and letters of cheer and good news all year long.,
Especially those in the hospitals, recovering from wounds. I spoke with a Navy Chief
at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland last Friday, asking if there was an address for
Sailors and Marines in recovery where cards and letters could be sent. The address
Chief Wilson gave was: National Naval Medical Center, ATTN: Casualty Affairs,
8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, 20886. Chief Wilson specifically
mentioned "DO NOT address these cards to "ANY Sailor or Marine", because the Post
Office will return it to you." The "rules" have changed since the lth of September,
2001. Address the cards to ATTN: Casualty Affairs, and the cards will be taken to the
lounges where the Sailors and Marines are, resting and recuperating". This can be
done throughout the year and will be appreciated by those in recovery.
Remember our troops all around the world in your thoughts and prayers every day,
and here at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the families of
those called to active duty, helping out whenever and wherever you can.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149

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Gilchirist County

'Woman's CClub [ews

Woman's Club News
We had a wonderful party last
week hosted by Sylvia Roberts and
her committee. The food was good,
catered by our own Julie Thomas and
her staff and the piano music by Kyle
Jenkins was delightful. We sang car-
ols to the direction of Monnye Brown
with Lois Scott at the piano.
The Silent Auction raised quite a
nice sum which will go towards our
scholarship fund.
The first meeting of the new year
will be one week later than usual, on
January 18th. Please make a note of
that and don't forget to bring your en-

Happy Birthday wishes to Kimber-
ly Castor, and Bill Peterson on De-
cember 21st; to Leon Roberts, Gall
Vann, Ron Bivens, and Gert Wilson
on December 22nd; to Margaret
Peabody, Margaret Shreve, Brandon
Irving, Hamp Anfernee, and Tim-
mone Cheevers on December 23rd;
to Hampton Smith, Deanna Corbin,
and Dennis Gidley on December
24th; to Taylor Craig, Brandon War-
ner, James Monroe, Chanae Latner,
and Robert Schroeder on December
25th; to Courtney Akins, Stephanie
Langford, George Pickard, Buster
Armstrong, and Mary Dunlap on De-
cember 26th; to Debra Jones, Mary
Ann Griner, Cathy Seay, and Keith
Benson on December 27th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Rob
and Natalie Rankin on December
21st; to Mr. and Mrs. Eudell Par-

Shown is Linda Matthews one of
our new members

tries for the Arts and Crafts contest.
There are many different categories
in which to enter. Sharon Bard has a
list; if you need a copy, call or email
her. The entries must have been com-
pleted in the past year.
We have two new members, Linda
Matthews and Velma Mikell.'Wel-
come Linda and Velma!
Submitted by,
Oonagh DeNezza

rish on December 23rd; to Mr. and
Mrs. Forrest Beach, and Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt Stalvey on December
25th; to Judge Edward and Jeanne
Philman on December 26th; to John-
nie and Yvonne Lanier, and Matthew
and Tiffany VunCannon on Decem-
ber 27th.

Law Office Of Sheree H.
Lancaster, P.A. Closed
For The Holidays
The Law office of Sheree H. Lan-
caster, P.A. will close Friday after-
noon, December 22, 2006, and will
be closed until Tuesday, January 2,
Happy Holidays.

Peace on earth will come to stay,
when we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice

Santa Clause Is
Coming To Downtown
Lynn's Country Cross Stitch will be
hosting Santa on Friday, December
22nd from about noon until 1:30
All the good little girls and boys are
invited to stop by and tell Santa about
their Christmas wish list. Parents are
welcome to take photos of Santa and
their children.
Lynn's Country Cross Stitch is lo-
cated at 409 N. Main Street in Tren-

The Chamber

The annual Members Chamber
Banquet will be held at 6:00 p.m.,
January 11, 2007, in the Trenton El-
ementary School Cafetorium. To be
catered by Remember When Restau-
rant owned by Chris Brown, a long
time resident of Chiefland, Florida
and a member of the Gilchrist Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce. Due to
this being a catered event, RSVP and
Pre-payment is required, on or before
January 5, 2007. Tickets are $15.00
per person and available at the Cham-
ber office. To make reservations
please contact the Chamber office at
(352)463-3467 or (352) 463-4047.
In the year 2006 many new busi-
nesses and individual members have
come to join the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce. We look
forward to having all our members to-
gether on one special evening so they
can get to know each other and have
some great fun. Remember to put this
night on your calendar and come join
us on January 11, 2007. Until then
the Directors of the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce would like
to wish everyone a safe and Happy
Character trait for the month of
December presented-by the Charac-
ter Council of Gilchrist County is:
"Self-Control" definition "Reject-
ing my own desires and doing what
is right."

Florida Master
Gardener Volunteer
Classes Now Forming
In Dixie, Gilchrist, And
uE ~tmriqties rv "
Tie University of Florida~s' Trstl-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS) will offer a program,
called Florida Master Gardener.
Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties
have joined together to provide this
training for selected home gardeners
in the area. The coordinating County
Extension Agent will be Anthony
Drew of Levy County. Our Master
Gardeners (MG) will be the Nature
Coast Master Gardeners.
Master Gardener is a title given to
individuals who receive a minimum
of 50 hours of in-depth training from
County Extension Agents and agree,
in return to give 50 hours of volun-
teer service helping the local county
Extension program.
Training will include topics such as
basic plant science, entomology, wa-
ter quality and preservation, nema-
tology, turf management, soil testing,
annuals, woody ornamentals, pest
control and identification of Florida
Friendly Yards.
Master Gardeners give their vol-
unteer hours to county Extension
offices in many ways. The actual
program depends ofi the coordinating
county Extension Agent. The Nature
Coast Master Gardeners may assist in
plant clinics, speak on environmental
horticulture, become a Florida Yard
Advisor, answer telephones at the
Extension office, work with 4-H/oth-
er youth programs, aid in the main-
tenance of demonstration gardens,
do soil samples, write news articles
and new resident letters or assist in
providing horticultural information
as requested through the County Ex-
tension Office.
If you are interested in the Mas-
ter Gardener Program, send a letter,
email or go the Levy County Exten-
sion office, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
January 10, 2007, to receive an ap-
plication. Please include your name,
address (including zip code) and tele-
phone number when requesting an
The office is located at 625 N. Ha-
thaway Avenue, Bronson, FL 32621.
You may email your request to: na-
or send your requesting an applica-
tion to: Levy County Extension Of-

fice, P.O. Box 219, Bronson, Florida

Visit the
Gilchrist County
For all your
Office Supply Needs
207 N. Main Street,Trenton

Downtown Festival
And Art Show Ranked
Among Best
The Downtown Festival and Art
Show's rankings have risen to histor-
ic heights. This year, the festival is
ranked No. 9 on AmericanStyle mag-
azine's Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals
list, ranking among the best shows in
the nation. AmericanStyle magazine
compiled a list of must-attend shows
across America, and the Gainesville
fall arts festival is the only Florida
show that made it in the Top 10. This
recognition is especially significant
because it is only the third readers'
poll in the magazine's history. Now,
Sthe Downtown Festival, presented by
the City of Gainesville Department
of Parks, Recreation and Cultural
Affairs, has been featured on this list
twice; in 2004 the Downtown Festi-
val and Art Show was ranked No. 23
on its list of the Top 25 Fairs and Fes-
tivals list. The festival and its rank-
ing are featured in the February issue,
which is now on newsstands and on-
line at www.americanstyle.com.
The Downtown Festival and Art
Show is described in the publication
as a dark horse candidate; the show
was originally meant to showcase the
work of local artists. ,"It's grown to
be much more than that, but there's
still a great sense of community in
the show's atmosphere," says wood-
worker Dixie Biggs, a local artist.
Today, more than 650 artists ap-
ply to be in the show. Many of the
250 artists featured at the festival still
hail from Florida, but the festival has
grown significantly since its incep-
tion to include exhibitors from as far
away as Pennsylvania and Nevada.
The Downtown Festival and Art
Show is growing each year, rising in
the rankings and it has become a be-
loved tradition for Gainesville's resi-
.dents and guests.

Marriage Applications
In Gilchrist County
Michael Robert Dangelo, date of
birth, 7/17/1976 and Danielle Allison
Giles, date of birth, 2/20/1979, both
of Newberry.
David Harrell Watson, date of
birth, 9/6/1955 and Cynthia Kay Ar-
rington, date of birth, 3/24/1959, both
of Chiefland.
James Elmer Bush, date of birth,
3/19/1956 and Kimberly Kay John-
son, date of birth, 4/15/1957, both of
'iGary Phillip M lln'ie, date bf
birth, 7/26/1950 and April Ileen
Burns, dateof birth, 6/1371971, both
of Cedar Key.

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Kyndal Marie Pate

Baby Pate

Join us in accepting our precious
gift from God!
Kyndal Marie Pate was born on
December 9, 2006, at 3:03 a.m. She
weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and
was 19 1/2 inches in length.
Her parents are Sunshine Hudson
and Cody Pate of Chiefland.
Maternal grandparents areAline and
Grady Franbach of Gulf Hammock,
and J. C. Hudson of Chiefland.
Paternal grandparents are Lorrie
Hammock of Chiefland and the late
Tommy Pate Jr. of Newberry.
Maternal great-grandparents are the
late R.V. Smith and Grace Smith of

Gulf Hammock, and the late Mr. and
Mrs. J.C. Hudson Sr. of Chiefland.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Dorothy Coggins of Chiefland, and
the late Tommy Pate Sr. of Newber-
ry and Cordelia Pate Hurst of Lake

Christmas Gift Suggestions: To
your enemy; forgiveness. To an op-
ponent; tolerance. To a friend, your
heart. To a customer; service. To all;
charity. To every child; a good exam-
ple. To yourself; respect.
Oren Arnold

Barron's Aluminum
SLicensed & Insured
I _. -. -_ _- Free Estimates
.. Screen and Glass Rooms
*Patio & Deck Covers
S* Decks & Handrails
Vinyl Siding
-2-. Soffit and Fascia
B Storm Panels & Shutters
We also do pool enclosures.

S1-800-203-8214 or

i 352-463-3004

Wishing you

all a

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year

County Commissioner

District 5

Kenrick & Carolyn

352-463-6101 352-538-3977

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for all your support this past year!

Merry Christmas Er

Happy New Year

Clerk of Court Joe Gilliam &
Dee Gilliam
Family and Staff wish you a
happy and safe holiday season.


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Church News

Candlelight And yet, when the day comes we are too
u Service At busy with opening presents and hav-
mmuniOn service At ing a meal. Often Christ is pushed to
McCall's Chapel the back on His day.
Again this year McCall's Chapel Come, spend a short time with us
will present its Christmas Eve ser- to remember, and celebrate His birth,
vice, "Christmas at the Chapel." The the rest can wait for a short time.
service, followed by Communion McCall's Chapel is located at 7755
will begin at 6:00 p.m. on December South State .Road 349, eight miles
24th. South of Branford, one mile north of
We often use catch phrases like: the Dixie County line.
"He is the reason for the Season," and Or call Pastor Taylor for directions,

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.

St. John the Evangelist
and Holy Cross Catholic Churches

Christmas Mass Schedule:
*Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass, 6:30 p.m. St. John the Evangelist,
Hwy 27A, Chiefland.
,Dec. 25: Christmas Day Mass, 8:30 a.m., St. John the Evangelist,
Hwy 27A, Chiefland.
Dec. 25: Christmas Day Mass, 11:30 a.m., Holy Cross,
Hwy 19/98 Cross City.
We extend an invitation to everyone in the community
to come and celebrate the Christmas Holidays with us.


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

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................ 945 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ............................... 11 AM'
EVENING WORSHIP ............................ ....... 6 PM

CHURCH PHO-NE: 352-472-3845



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

SSunday School...........................10:00 AM T
Morning Worship...................11:00 AM
Evening Worship.......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Web: www.ForMinistry.com/USFLSOBCOPBC1

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................. 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"

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

etu ilNope jfamiltp vCurtr
4470 N.W. County Road 236 Bell, Florida 32619
1 Mile West of US-129-

Service Times Pastor:
Rev. Lynn Wagner
10:00 am Sunday School Rev. Lynn Wagner
11:00 am Sunday Morning Worship ffice:
6:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study 386-935-4219

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

to to answer any questions, at (386)
See you at the Chapel.

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
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, Pe-
ter Belanger, Steve Calloway, Drew
Cheatum, Wayne Cheatum, Rob-
ert Dean, Dawn Faught, Sgt. Scott
Elmore (Iraq), Jimmy Fletcher, Jr,,
Chris Geiger (Iraq), Jon Guzman (Af-
ghanistan), Brett Hanchey (Iraq), Sgt.
Jeremiah Hauprich (Special FOrces),
Sgt. Daniel Hauprich, (Korea), Dylan
Hilliard (Iraq), Gary Hilliard, Mark
Hilliard, Steve Hilliard, Joe Judson,
Anne Marie Landrum (Army), Brian
Landrum (Marines), Heather Langs-
ton, Matthew C. Lind, Rob Long,,
Katie Lovett, Jonathan Luchak, Gus
Mauldin, Michael Mayo, Evan Mc-
Quiston, T.J. Miller, Mark Milton,
Allen Murray, Stephen Reed, Aaron
Reiss, Sgt. Curtis L. Ross, 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), Nathan Twigg, Danielle Walk-
er (Italy), LaShonda White (Iraq),
Wesley Wilson, Kyle Worthington,
and Daniel Wood (Iraq).

The True Meaning
Of Christmas
C is for the Christ child who was
born nearly 2,000 years ago in a man-
ger in Bethlehem.
"And, behold, thou shalt conceive
in thy womb, and bring forth a son,
.and shalt call hi. name JESUS."
ILuke 1:31'
: H is for the'"HOPE that Jesus
brings to. all who believe in Him and
trust Him with their salvation.
"By whom also we have access
by faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory
of God." Romans 5:2
I know the plans I have for you
declares the Lord, plans to give you
hoIe and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Sis for resurrection of Jesus Christ
who was born of a virgin, lived a sin-
less life, was both man and God, died
on the cross for all of our sins, and
then was raised from the dead (resur-
rected) and is now sitting at the right
hand of God in heaven.
"For he hath made him [to be] sin
for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of
God in him." 2 Corinthians 5:21
I is for Israel who God chose to
bring forth the promised saviour of
the world.
"Of this man's seed hath God ac-
cording to [his] promise raised unto
Israel a Saviour, Jesus:" Acts 13:23
S is for the salvation that Jesus of-
fers to all who are willing to confess
their sin, believe in Him, and con-
fess their belief in Jesus with their
"For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Sodn, that
whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16
T is for the empty tomb on Easter
He is not here: for he is risen, as
he said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell
his disciples that he is risen from the
dead; and, behold, he goeth before
you into Galilee; there shall ye see
him: lo, I have told you." Matthew
M is for the mercy God has shown
the world by sending His only Son to
suffer for our sins and bridge the gap
between man and God.
"Let us there come boldly unto
the throne of grace, that we may ob-

tain mercy, and find grace to help in
time of need." Hebrews 4:16
A is for our AWESOME GOD
who loves us all unconditionally.
"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his
friends." John 15:13
S is for the shining light that Jesus
brought to the world!
"Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world: he
that followeth me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of
life." John 8:12.

Habitat For Humanity
We wish all a Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!
We're hoping to break ground on
our first Habitat home in 2007. We've
closed on a lot in Dixie County and
working on qualifying a family there!
What a blessing it will be when they
see their new home being started.
We've had several professionals
and businesses help us thus far. We
still need others.
We meet the third Monday of every
month at the Good Shepherd Luther-
an Church on US 19 two miles North
of Wal Mart at 7:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there! If you're
unable to attend but would like to
help or need a home call (352) 463-
Habitat for Humanity of Suwannee
Valley, Inc. http://habitatsuwanne-

AARP Foundation
Tax-Aide Program
Needing Tax Preparer
Join our team of preparers who
help folks around their communities
with their taxes.
Learn to prepare returns for elec-
tronic filing through the AARP Foun-
dation Tax-Aide Program and receive
IRS certification.
We Work in the county libraries of
Trenton, Chiefland, Cross City, and
Perry and the civic center of Stein-
Free classes start in January. Some
expense reimbursement is available.
Please call Bob at (352) 463-8936
or e-mail: RCBurkhardti),earthlink.
net for more details. Snowbirds wel-

Ameris Bank To Be
Closed Christmas Day
Ameris Bank will be closed Christ-
mas Day Monday, December 25,
We will re-open for business as
usual on Tuesday, December 26,
Merry Christmas.

Gilchrist County
Courthouse And All
County Offices To Be
Closed"For" Chris'tmas
The Gilchrist County Courthouse
and all County Offices will be closed
on December 25th and 26th in obser-
vance of the Christmas Holiday

Parrish Land Surveying
To Be Closed
December 25th
Parrish Land Surveying will be
closed December 25th for the holi-
day season.
We will re-open January 2, 2007 at
8:00 a.m.
Happy Holidays.

We hear the beating of wings over
Bethlehem and a light that is not of
the sun or of the stars shines in the
midnight sky. Let the beauty of the
story take away all narrowness, all
thought of formal creeds. Let it be
remembered as a story that has hap-
pened again and again, to men of
many different races, that has been
expressed through many religions,
that has been called by many differ-
ent names. Time and space and lan-
guage lay no limitations upon human
New York Times, 25 December
1937, quoted in Quotations for Spe-
cial Occasions by Maud van Buren,
1938, published by The H.W. Wilson
Company, New York

The Senior Saints Christmas Party was hosted by Mr. John and Mrs.
Mabel Gidley, shown here standing beside a beautifully decorated
ChriYstmas tree

Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church Hosts A
Christmas Party
Honoring Their Seniors

Senior Saints Directors, John and
Mabel Gidley, hosted the Christmas
Party, December 14th, at the Fellow-
ship Hall.
The program was presented by
Carol Bryant, who was also the song
leader. We sang Christmas Carols
and also played mind-boggling word
Mt. Nebo Church honored the se-
niors by providing them with a deli-
cious lunch. All 51 attendees were
given gifts and candy to take home.

Barbara Townsend made beautiful
decorations for the church and they
also doubled as centerpieces for the
Thank you, John and Mabel, and
Mt. Nebo Baptist for a wonderful
day of Christian Fellowship.

Starting New

Christian Home
We invite you to join us on
Sunday, January 7th
for Worship, Prayer,
and Bible Study
Call 352-463-6360 for info

t .16655 N. W.CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 f
Bro. ureg 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 ~


In His


"And this shall be
a sign unto you;
You will find the
babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes
and lying in a
manger." Luke 2:12

Don Thomas

Hometown Realty
of North FL, Inc.

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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 463-2038for more information
www.fbctrentonfl. org

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God Bless You!

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decided on later.
Our new quilt is being put together
and it will be the one we will give
away next Quilt Show. More about
", -.4 .it later.
SThe last day of the show we were
: ready to draw the winning ticket when
Larry Hauchin and his wife came in.
He told us his son, Cpl. Hauchin of
: / <-. -the Levy County Sheriff's office, is
S'* the officer who comes by to make
M sure we are safe. He checks the doors
and we do appreciate what these of-
ficers do for us. We asked Larry to
S" draw the winning ticket. Our win-
S" ner was Carol Saunders of Williston
Sand when we called her, she was one
happy lady. She said she had never
won anything and to win a quilt made
i ',her day. :
He', We will now get ready for the State
Fair and we also have our bus trip in
Alice Mae Haire comes up with many different quilt tops and we nev- th making. More next week about
er know what she will do next. She always comes, up with a design it.
like no other. Pat, Doris, and Carol spent the day
Log Cabin Quilters over, it was again great, everyone had making a cape to wear to church.
December 7th Meeting a good time. We met new visitors as There was a lot of laugh and
December 7th Meeting well as old. Two quilts were finished learning that went on. Carol is new
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, and hemmed. We will leave every- at sewing but doing great.
December 7th, at the Levy County thing as is until Christmas and then Lunch was great with chicken and
Quilt Museum. The Quilt Show is we put in two new ones. That will be dumplings, meatballs, fruit salad, lots

Farmers' Market Seeks
'New Look' As It
Celebrates 6th
Anniversary Of
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is getting ready to celebrate its 6th
Anniversary of operation in March
2007 and is looking for a new iden-
tity and branding in the form of a new
Market Logo. Local artists are en-
couraged to submit proposed artwork
that will be reviewed by members
of the newly formed Friends of the
Farmers Market, a group of commu-
nity volunteers who support the mar-
ket. The winning logo will be used on
Market publicity and marketing and
will also be used to develop Market
t-shirts, aprons and shopping bags for
sale at the market.
The prize for the winning artist's
entry is a $75.00 cash award plus a
Market Basket full of great products
available at the market. The artwork

should be representative of the mar-
ket, its environment and nature as
well as its significance within the
community. Artwork.must be sub-
mitted in full color and must be no
larger than 8-1/2" x 11." Original
artwork not selected may be returned
to the artist upon request.
Please submit your entries to the
High Springs Farmers' Market. En-
tries can be dropped off at the Market
or at City Hall at 110 NW 1st Ave-
nue during normal operating hours,
or mailed to P. O. Box 2114, High
Springs, Florida 32655-2114. En-
tries must be received or postmarked
no later than Wednesday, January 31,
2007, at 5:00 p.m. Presentation of
the winning entry and award will be
made at the "Crescent Cuisine" din-
ner fundraiser to be held on the eve-
ning of Friday, February 23rd at the
High Springs New Century Woman's
Club. For more information about
this contest, please contact Sharon
Yeago at (386) 454-3950.

May you find
each year
better and
brighter than
the one before.

M. C. Bruce, Tax Collector

h Family & Staff

The High Springs Farmers' Market
is open every Thursday from 2:00
p.m to 6:00 p.m. and is located in
James Paul Park in downtown High
Springs. Access and parking is avail-
able from Main Street at NW 2nd Av-
enue and from NW 1st Avenue (Hwy
27) at City Hall, located at 110 NW
1st Avenue. The market features lo-
cally produced fresh fruits and veg-
etables, plants, trees, shrubs, flowers,
jams, jellies, baked goods and many
other agricultural products.
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is a year-round growers' market sup-

of all kinds of good food, lots of des-
There were 16 members present.
Winnelle Home

Log Cabin Quilters
December 14th Meeting
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
December 14th, at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. It was a busy day for
everyone. Jannie and Alice Mae and
others put together two quilts and it
makes for up and down as these
quilts are put on a rug, pinned and
rolled up. It takes time to do all this
and as some of us get older, it takes
the younger ones to do this.
We want to thank Mary Sutton
from Melrose who donated an old
antique quilt frame as well as bag of
fabric. We will be able to put in the
fourth quilt and some can quilt in the
great room.
Jarrod and six boys came out Tues-
day and they got a lot done as we
haven't had them for three weeks.
We appreciate all they do and come
Tuesday they have more onions to set
out as well as all the other projects
they do. We couldn't take care of this
place without them. Thank you.
Our bus trip is set for Tuesday,
February 13th and the cost is $20.00.
It is a one day trip. We leave around

porting local agriculture, education,
the arts and businesses and is pro-
duced by the City of High Springs.
The High Springs Farmers' Market
sponsors the "Buy Local Block Par-
ty" series that provides an opportu-
nity for local businesses, artists and
musicians to showcase their talents
and services.
The High Springs Farmers' Mar-
ket is produced by the City of High
Springs. For more information visit
the link at www.city.highsprings.
com or call (386) 454-3950.

a We appreciate your
"" confidence in allowing
y '^us to take care of your
I beloved pets and wish
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Healthy Holiday and a
<. PB Joyous New Year!!!
*Animal Hospital :
52 7'OO M603 North Main Street '
S. Trenton, Florida 32693

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This is one of many quilts that will be going to the State Fair. Some:
of these are hand pieced and hand quilted and take many months to
make. Jannie has won several first ribbons on her quilts since she has

become a Log Cabin Quilter.
7:00 a.m. and get home about 7:30
p.m. We are getting a 43 passenger
bus as last year we had a 55 passen-
ger.bus and we had 12 empty seats
we had to pay for. Be sure you are
going and we will reserve a seat.
Lunch was so good with meatloaf,
fresh turnip greens, rice, green beans,
lima beans, potato salad, pumpkin
roll, chocolate pudding cake, coconut

cake, and so much more. There were
14 members present.
Winnelle Home

We are each gifted in a unique and
important way. It is our privilege
and our adventure to discover our
own special light.
Mary Dunbar



Purina Mills
Show Chow Jackpot Information

Suwannee Valley Show Chow Jackpot
Gilchrist FFA Alumni Arena
(US 129 N. of Trenton)
January 5th Showmanship at 7:00 pm
Educational program and supper
immediately after
Calves can arrive starting at 3:00 pm Friday.
January 6th 10:00 am Prospect steers followed
by heifers. Awards following.

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1) All exhibitors must be between the ages of 8 and 21 years on Jan. 5th.
2) All beef Cattle Breeds on the U.S.D.A. Recognized Beef Breeds list as
of Sept, 1, 2005 will be eligible to compete.
3) Each exhibitor/owner must assume all liability in case of death or injury
to his/her animal and any injury or death incurred by his/her animal.
1) There will be no maximum number of entries per exhibitor.
2) There is a $25 entry fee per'head, $10 entry for showmanship (must
be 8-18 years old and still in school).
Checks need to be payable to Purina Mills.
3) Use separate entry blanks for each exhibitor.
5) Entries will be accepted at check-in. A $10 late fee will be applied to each entry.
1) All animals must meet health regulations as specified in the Rules for
Exhibition as required by the Florida Dept. ofAg. & Consumer
Services. A local vet is also a source for this information.
2) To expedite entry into the show, ear tags that correspond to health
papers are recommended.
1) The owner is responsible for the care and clean up of his/her own animals.
2) Grooming chutes will be limited to one per exhibitor. Grooming chutes
must be confined to the areas designated.
3) All exhibitors must double tie their animals with a neck rope.

Purina Mills
Show Chow Jackpot Registration

January 5th & 6th 2007
Suwannee Valley Show Chow Jackpot
$25 per calf entry
$10 per showmanship entry (ages 8-18 and still in school)
$10 late fee per animal

Show to be held at: Gilchrist FFA Alumni Arena
US-129 North of Trenton ..
Show Info Contact: Kevin Huesman (386) 623-5726
Mail Show Entries To: Kevin Huesman
270 S.W. Kyle Way
Lake City, Florida 32025

Make Checks Payable To: Purina Mills, LLC i
(Please make copies of entry form if more room is needed)

Sponsored by Purina Mills
and Chiefland Farm Supply
Mail entries to:
Kevin Huesman, 270 SW Kyle Way, Lake City, FL 32025
Check payable to Purina Mills
For more information, call Kevin at 386-623-5726

Reserved parking is provided and exhibitors must park in this area.
The top 2 animals in each class will receive premiums (premiums are
based on number of entries).
REQUIRED DRESS CODE: All exhibitors will be required to be clean
and neat. Closed toe shoes or boots are required.
Cattle will be released after conclusion of the show.
1) Only heifers that are 2 years old and younger are eligible to compete:
2) All cattle will be weighed at time of check-in.
3) 20 heifers required to make a show for the breed.
4) Heifer and steer classes will be determined by the show committee.

All U.S.D.A. Recognized Breeds
Supreme Grand Champion Heifer $150
Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Heifer $100
Grand Champion Steer $150
SReserve Grand Champion Steer $100
Showmanship Winners for Jr. &Sr. Belt Buckle

Exhibitor Name
City State Zip_
First Entry
U Heifer D Steer Q Showman O Tattoo or Tag#_ Breed
Second Entry
Q Heifer U Steer O Showman 0 Tattoo or Tag# Breed
*Please attach a copy of breed registrations*
While every attempt will be made to provide a safe environment for both animals and exhibitors, Land O'Lakes Purina
Feed will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur. Exhibitor and/or guardian agrees to hold and
indemnify Land O'Lakes Purina Feed harmless from any and all liability arising out of exhibitors use of grounds,
Feed will not be responsible for any lost personal items such as grooming equipment, water hoses, feed tubs, etc.

Exhibitor Signature Date

Parent/Guardian Signature (If youth exhibitor is 18 or younger) Date

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Trenton Varsity Boys Basketball Team
Kneeling from left, C. J. Bowers, Corey Clark, Marc Waugh, and Cam Cross. Coach Mark Latsko, stand-
ing left, Jamie Pope, Durell Henry, Keith Dishman, Casey Loy, Brandon Mathis, and Coach Brandon
Highsmith. Photo by Anna Wild.

Trenton Varsity Girls Basketball Team
Kneeling left to right: Amber Rochon, Jasmine Powell, Kayla Gent, Trish Distrola, Alexis Dixon, and
Sarah Bussard. Standing back row from left: Nakita Jones, Danielle White, Bridgete Rome, Kanece Rich-
ardson, Kaitlynn Sauls, Jo Hutchenson, Sarah Bessent, Ashley Bessent, and Assistant Coach Rowe. Photo
by Anna Wild.

Medicare Part D Open
Enrollment Deadline
December 31st
Have you taken advantage of our
free, confidential and unbiased help
on Medicare Part D for 2007? SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs of

Elders), a volunteer program under
the Florida Department of Elder Af-
fairs, will. be conducting short pre-
sentations on the changes in the 2007
Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug
Plans and one-on-one counseling/en-
rollment during the Annual Open En-
rollment of November 15th through

December 31st: This is your oppor-
tunity to enroll or change plans for
2007. Only those who become quali-
fied for Medicare, Medicaid, or Extra
Help or lose their personal drug in-
surance or VA drug coverage will be
able to enroll in a Part D Drug Plan
during 2007. There will be limited

circumstances allowed for changing
plans starting January 1st.
Please bring your Medicare card
and either your medication bottles or
a list of your drugs with dosages and
the quantities you take daily to any of
the following sites: Gilchrist County
Trenton Library 105 NE 11th Ave:
Wednesday, December 27th 9:00
a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dixie County: Cross City Library
Hwy 19 (next to Subway): Wednes-
day, December 27th 2:00 p.m.-5:00
Anyone who is unable to come to
one of these sites may call 1-800-
262-2243 and ask for the SHINE
volunteer closest to you. You can re-
ceive assistance by phone.
The State of Florida has gone from
44 Stand Alone Drug Plans in 2006 to
57 plans for 2007. It is very impor-
tant that you consider all your options
before choosing a Drug Plan for next
year. All plans have changed their
pricing for the monthly premium,
deductible (if any), and their drugs.
Anyone can go to the website www.
medicare.gov and run the Plan Com-
parison tool to see which plans may
best suit your medic.ltion need-. If
,you are.on a Part D Plan in 2006; go
through the 'View Your Current Plan'
tool in the box on the right side of the
screen. This allows you to compare
your current plan in 2007 prices ver-
sus other plans in ascending order
of your annual costs. If you live in
Florida only part of the year, be sure
to look for a plan that is National.
You may have received a notice
to re-apply or you can still apply for
Extra Help through Social Security.
You may be eligible for Extra Help
in paying for the plan premium, de-
ductible and drugs without penalty.
You must meet the following criteria
to qualify: Single Income is $14,700
or less, Assets total $11,500 or less;
Couple Income is $19,800 or less,
Assets total $23,000 or less.
Assets do not count your home
or your vehicles. They do count

your cash in the bank, CDs, Stocks,
Bonds, cash value on your life insur-
ance or burial policies, and any ad-
ditional property. Ask us for details
and an application.
Please remember that if you are
unable to come to a site, you can
call 1-800-262-2243 to contact your
SHINE volunteer for information
and enrollment assistance.

Spring Registration At
Lake City Community
The 2007 Spring Semester will
begin January 8th at Lake City Com-

munity College. Late registration,
add/drop, and dual enrollment add/
drop will be held January 2nd-5th,
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Building 015
(Admission and Registrar's offices).
All fees will be due by 3:00 p.m. each
For information call (386) 754-
4287 admissions office.

You don't really understand human
nature unless you know why a child
on a merry-go-round will wave at his
parents everytime around and why
his parents will always wave back.
William D. Tammeus




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

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

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

With the holidays here,

we'd like to remember all

our friends and clients,

for making this a successful

year for us.

We hope that peace and

prosperity will be yours

in the months ahead.

Sheree H. Lancaster, P. A.
Family and Staff

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Bell's Buck Douglas makes a layup as Trenton's Cam Cross attempts
to block the shot. This Trenton and Bell game was as intense as ever
as the Tigers'hustle stole the victory in the closing seconds.

It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him,
that determines the quality of your friendship.
Mary Dixon Thayer,

From the wonderful aromas
of baking to the smell of spices r
and evergreen to the thoughtful
gifts you give and receive,
the sweetness of the season
surrounds us.

Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.

* NAEYC Accredited Pre-K
* School Readiness Program
* Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
* CDA Certified Teachers
* USDA Food Program
* Highscope Curriculum
* CPR/First Aid Certified
*Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of our facility.


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Bell High School
Basketball Weekly
Wrap Up
By Sean Boutwell
This past Friday the Bulldogs host-
ed the county rival Trenton Tigers.
The first game of the night was the
Junior Varsity teams. The Bulldogs
played hard and made few mistakes,
which translated into a win.
The second game of the night was
the Varsity girls. The game became
physical quickly and numerous foul
calls made it a two-hour marathon.
Amy Ergle led the Lady Bulldogs
in scoring with 24 points. She was
fouled numerous times but was a re-
markable 16 for 16 from the foul line.
Hannah Hudson who had 3 blocks led
the Lady Bulldogs defensively and
Krystal Whitley had 5 steals in this
hair-raising contest. The outcome
was worth the wait as Bell earned the
win, 64-61.
The final game of the night was
played between the Varsity boys'
teams. It seemed the entire county
was in the Bulldog gymnasium for
this game and the fans made it loud!
Both teams struggled on offense in
the first half. The Bulldogs had a lot
of good looks from the three-point
line but couldn't make the ball roll
in. The Tigers took the advantage
and led in the game 27-23 at inter-
In the second half the Bulldogs ral-
lied thanks to the offense of David
Bailey and Buck Douglas. The Bull-
dogs never could get too far ahead of
the Tigers but had a 54-50 lead with
3:43 left in the game. The crowd was
deafening the last few minutes of this
game, as both teams seemed to block
out the noise and play good basket-
ball. With 32.5 seconds left in the
game, the score was tied and Trenton
committed a technical foul that sent
Trent Shepherd and David Bailey to
the charity stripe. Trent hit one and
Bailey hit both and the Bulldog fans
felt victory was certain. The Tigers
refused to give up and Cameron
Cross hit a 3-pointer to tie the game
with 10 seconds left. The Bulldogs
inbounded the basketball and quickly
took the ball up court but lost control
as Trenton's Cory Clark took control
of the loose ball. With :05 seconds
remaining, Clark ran down the court
and got a shot off with one second
remaining to make the field goal and
steal the win. The Tiger fans erupted
with joy in their 61-59 win, while the
Bulldogs and their fans stood frozen
in disbelief and frustration.
Earlier in the week the Lady Bull-
dog piiN ed Chiefland at ililne. he
teams- pla ed goonddefenc and both
teams struggled to score. Anna Tou-
signant had 12 points, 7 steals, and 4
rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs spread
the ball around but couldn't get the
offense they needed to win. Chiefland
won 43-38.
The Varsity guys and girls are trav-
eling to Branford December 28th
and 29th for a Holiday tournament.
The Varsity girls play at 3pm and the
guys play at 4:30pm against Cedar
Key on December 28th. The teams
will compete in a winner-or-loser's
bracket the next day. Times are to be
announced. Come out and support
your Bulldogs.

Governor Bush And
New York City Mayor
Bloomberg Announce
Joint Effort To Lobby
Congress For
ReAuthorization Of No
Child Left Behind Act
New York City Leaders Study
State's Education Reforms During

Governor Jeb Bush and New York
City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to-
day visited Miramar Elementary
School in Broward County to learn
about the school's success under
Florida's "A+" accountability sys-

tem. They were joined by New York
City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein,
Florida State Board of Education
Chairman F. Philip Handy, Florida
Department of Education Commis-
sioner John L. Winn and Florida As-
sociation of District School Superin-
tendents Chief Executive Officer Bill
Montford. During the visit, Gover-
nor Bush and Mayor Bloomberg re-
affirmed their continued partnership
to actively participate in the reautho-
rization of the federal No Child Left
Behind (NCLB) Act.
"Florida and New York City have
embraced principled education re-
form by setting high standards and
accountability for students, measur-
ing and publicly reporting how stu-
dents are performing and providing
rewards and consequences for re-
sults," said Governor Bush. "I look
forward to continuing to work with
Mayor Bloomberg as we advocate for
reform regarding the reauthorization
of the No Child Left Behind Act."
Recently, Governor Bush and
Mayor Bloomberg addressed more
than 400 members and guests of the
Association for a Better New York
in New York regarding improve-
ments to America's public schools
and NCLB. Both leaders lauded the
accountability measures in the law,
but advocated for enhancements that
would ensure student achievement is
more effectively and practically pro-
moted across the nation.
"Under Governor Bush's leader-
ship, Florida has become a pace-set-
ter in education reform," said Mayor
Bloomberg. "Florida's experience
proves that accountability is critical
to making meaningful progress in
student achievement. If you set high
standards, empower school lead-
ers and hold them accountable, you
will make significant gains in student
performance and begin to narrow the
intolerable achievement gap. This is
the spirit embodied in No Child Left
Behind. Governor Bush and I will
work together to persuade Congress
to make a good law even better, so
that we truly leave no child behind."
The group today toured Miramar
Elementary School and received a
presentation from Principal Philip
Bullock regarding the importance of
school grades, testing, accountability,
data-driven decision making, rising
student achievement and closing the
achievement gap. Miramar Elemen-
tary School has made tremendous
gains closing the achievement gap for
its students under both Florida's ac-
countability system and NCLB. The
school moved its grade from a "D"
during the 1998-1999 school year to
an "A" this year and has earned An-
nual Yearly Progress status during the
last four years. Miramar Elementary
School has 70 percent of its student
eligible for Free and Reduced Priced
Lunch and its minority rate is 96 per-
"Miramar Elementary School is a
shining example of how challenging
students to achieve academic success
shatters the economic and racial bar-
riers that for too long have served as
an excuse for failure," said Chairman
Handy. "All students must be encour-
aged and provided the opportunity to
realize their full potential."
"Miramar Elementary has been
highly successful under Governor
Bush's A+ Plan for Education due
to all staff working collaboratively
together to meet the needs of all stu-
dents," said Miramar Elementary
Principal Bullock. "The A+ Plan has
encouraged teachers to use data to
drive their instruction, and has given
my incredible staff the focus needed
to ensure all students are success-
Florida and New York City are
leaders in promoting accountability
and high standards in education. As

Bell's Ashley Wood is dribbling around Trenton's Kaitlyn Sauls as
Bulldog teammate Krystal Whitley prepares to set up a pick. Photos

by Anna Wild.

Congress begins to consider reautho-
rization of NCLB, Governor Bush
and Mayor Bloomberg propose refin-
ing four key areas of the law to more
effectively serve students and teach-
ers: Use the National Assessment of
Educational Progress also known
as the nation's report card as a bench-
mark for evaluating state standards.
Since the NAEP test is administered
in all 50 states, using the NAEP test
would offer the best means to provide
continuity nationwide without replac-
ing state standards with a single na-
tional standard. Recognize the prog-
ress made by each individual student,
encouraging schools to improve the
performance of all students. Adopt a
tiered grading system which recog-
nizes the degrees of progress within
each school rather than just label-
.ing a school passing or failing. Dif-
ferentiating between a school that
prepares 90 percent of its students
and one that only prepares 10 percent
of them will strengthen accountabil-
ity. Ensure teachers are qualified, but
also ensure they are performing well
and being paid accordingly.
"Florida's reforms serve as a road
map for school districts nationwide,"
said New York City Schools Chan-
cellor Klein. "If we are to turn around
our schools, particularly those that
educate poor and minority children,
we must move from a culture of
excuse to a culture of accountabil-
ity, with empowered leaders holding
themselves, teachers, and students
to high expectations and high stan-
"I am delighted to expand our part-
nership with New York City. We share
many challenges and appreciate their
desire to see how our reforms play
out at the ground level," said Florida
Department of Education Commis-
sioner Winn. "We have much to learn
from one another."
During the event, Governor Bush
highlighted Florida's successful edu-
cation reforms: Data-driven deci-
sion-making shapes strong education
policies. By measuring student prog-
ress, parents, educators and policy-
makers can make informed decisions
to best serve the needs of students.
Students rise to meet the challenge
of higher expectations. Since setting
clear expectations for students and
encouraging them to rise to the chal-
lenge, Florida's students have made
strides in achievement. Three out of
four third-grade students includ-

ing twice as many African-Ameri-
can and Hispanic students read at
or above grade level. Third grade
retention helps students succeed in
the future. Students who struggle to
read at grade level in the third grade
are retained and given intense read-
ing remediation so they have the ba-
sic skills necessary for success in all
subjects. Data shows that, on aver-
age, retained students enter the fifth
grade with higher levels of academic
proficiency than students who were
socially promoted. All students are
capable of success. All of Florida's
students minorities, Limited Eng-
lish Proficient students and students
with disabilities have shown im-
provements in learning on the Flor-
ida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
More education funding than ever
before: Today, nearly one-third of
Florida's annual budget is spent on
education. Since 1999, funding has
increased by $7.7 billion,.more than
$7,000 per student. All subjects are
important to a successful education
system: Students must be armed
with knowledge of the core subjects
to succeed in any subject. Art, mu-
sic and other subjects also prepare
students for life. In 1999-2000, 45
percent of elementary students were
enrolled in an art course and 48 per-
cent were enrolled in a music course.
In 2004-05, 61 percent of elementary
students were enrolled in an art course
and 66 percent were enrolled in a
music course. High school reform for
21st century students: Under Gover-
nor Bush's A++ Plan for Education,
middle and high school students will
have more control over their future.
Students will choose a major area of
interest and take elective courses that
range from mathematics to dance so
students can begin to pursue their as-
pirations in high school.
"The Superintendents of Florida
appreciate Governor Bush's tremen-
dous leadership in education reform
that is creating new opportunities and
raising student achievement in our
schools," said Florida Association of
District School Superintendents Chief
Executive Officer Bill Montford. "We
look forward to helping make recom-
mendations that will improve the No
Child Left Behind Act."
For more information on Florida's
rising student achievement, please
visit www.myflorida.com.

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Bell Elementary School 10 Mile
Club Running Program

Shown on the back row from left is Dr. Les Kalch, retired poutry
professor from UF, and Krystina Thompson of Country Grown 4-H
Club. Front row from left is Spencer Hewitt of Spring Ridge 4-H
Club, Chandler DeCubellis of Flatwoods Friends 4-H Club, and Han-
nah DeCubellis ofFlatwoods Friends 4-H Club.

Shown from left are 50 Mile Club members James Dechow and
Cole White.

4-H Chicken Show Was
Held At The Trenton
Train Depot On
December 14th
On Thursday, December 14th, the
train depot in Trenton was fluttering
with activity as 4-H'ers from Gilchrist
County were showing off laying hens
they had raised. Back in April 4-H
Club members from Gilchrist County
interested in a laying hen project re-
ceived 15 newly hatched pullets of
four brown-egg laying breeds-Barred
Rock, Rhode Island Red, Black Sex
Link, and Delaware. These young
people raised their young chicks into
full-grown hens and picked their best
three hens from the group to display
at a poultry show last Thursday. ,
Krystina Thompson won first place
with her pen of three Delaware hens.
Chandler DeCubellis won second
place with his group of three Barred

Rocks. Spencer Hewitt won third
place with three Barred Rock hens.
The- chickens were judged as a
group based on their body condition,
handling qualities, and laying abili-
ties. The purpose of the laying hen
project is for 4-H'ers to learn how to
raise and care for a group of laying
hens for a home laying flock.
The participating 4-H'ers are pro-
viding their families and even some
relatives, neighbors and friends with
fresh brown eggs right from their
own chickens.
Dr. Les Kalch, professor emeri-
tus from the University of Florida's
Poultry Science Department, judged
the show and gave the.youth and their
parents tips on caring for a home lay-
ing flock.
Any young person interested in
raising a flock of laying hens should
join 4-H and participate in the project
next spring. Call (352) 463-3174 for
more information.

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10 Mile Club
Congratulations to all the stu-
dents who ran in the Bell Elementary
School 10 Mile Club Running Pro-
gram. The first year of.the program,
we had 31 students make the 10 Mile
Club. This year, we not only had 257
students make the Ten Mile Club, we
had 47 make the 20 Mile Club. As
well, we had 19 make the 30 mile
What this represents is 70% of the
students in grades 2-5 ran at least a
half mile every day they came to P.E.
class for our six week program. They
are all to be commended for their ef-

Manatee Springs State
Park Announces Guided
Paddling Trips
December marks the beginning of
Manatee Springs State Park's winter
paddling program. Every Friday at
8:30 a.m. the park offers a guided ca-
noe/kayak trip on the spring run and
out into the Suwannee River. De-
cember also is the time of year park
visitors can expect to see manatees
returning from other areas of the Gulf
Coast seeking refuge from the colder
w waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
"For park visitors, the milder tem-
perattres of winter offer relief from
the humidity and insects often en-
countered in the summer," says Sally
Lieb, Park Manager. Lieb added "the
water of the Suwannee River is often
clearer in the winter making it an ide-
al opportunity to see manatees. The
paddle departs the kayak/canoe ramp
at the spring run at 8:30 a.m. and is
limited to the first 10 boats registered
on the day of the paddle.
The paddling trips will continue
through the last Friday in March
2007. The trip is free with a paid
park admission if you have your own
boat. Those needing a rental canoe
or kayak can make arrangements
with Suwannee River Tours at (352)
949-0379 no later than 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday, the day before the paddle.
For more information about this or
any other park program or activity,
please call John Lohde, Park Services
Specialist at (352) 493-6823.


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The top two runners, who made
the 50 Mile Club, are Cole White and
James Dechow. They had to average
11 and a half laps per day (which is
just under three miles per day).
The members of the 40 Mile Club
were: Bruce Thomas, Milvio Rosa-
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Economic Council Has
Christmas Party For
Their Seniors
On December 15th the Suwannee
River Economic Council had a
Christmas'Party for the area senior

Santa Claus was there with lots of
presents and goodies for the seniors.
We would like to say thank the
community for all their generous
donations. The senior citizens had a
wonderful time at this very worth-
while event.
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Shown from left is Lt. Col. Meserve and Staff Sergeant William
"Eddie" Coarsey, Jr.

Sr. Airman William "Eddie"
Coarsey, Jr. Graduated To Staff

On December 5, 2006, a gradu-
ation banquet, was held at Tyndall
Air Force Base, Ft. Walton Beach,
Sr. Airman William "Eddie"
Coarsey, Jr. graduated to Staff Ser-

School. He and his wife, Erica, live
in Tyndall Airforce Base, with their
two girls Kylee and Kenzly.
Eddie is the son of Cristie Coarsey
of Bell and Willie Coarsey of Bell.
`They have a lot of family in
Gilchrist County who are very proud
of Eddie.

graduated from Bell High

A Trenton Family's
Home Is Destroyed By
The Ron Fisher family of Trenton
lost their home and everything from
a fire recently. The Gilchrist Couity
Sheriff's Office helped the family
find temporary residence in a Holiday
Inn in Chiefland for five days. Mr.
and Mrs. Fisher and their six children
need the public's assistance for cloth-
ing and other important items.
The family has received some
needs from the community but is still
searching for a residence between
Trenton and Bell to move into to al-
low the children to return to school
in Trenton. The clothes and genders
of the family are as follows: Father
-Shirt-coat size XXL, Pants 42"
waist, 30" length-shoe size 10 W;
Mother large 14-16, shoe size 9W;
Son (Ronnie) XL, pants 36" waist,
38" length shoe size 12 h W;
Son (Cody) L, pants 30" waist,
32" length, shoe size 11; Son (An-
drew) M 14-1'6, shoe size 9;
Daughter (Jenny) M 14-16, shoe
size 8 ;
Daughter (Katie) size 8/9, shoe
size 4; Daughter (Amber)- size 7/8,
shoe size 1 .
There has also been a bank account
set up for the Fisher's at Drummond
Bank in Trenton for donations.

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May the joyous sounds of Christmas

be heard throughout the land.

tHoping your holiday is

merry and bright,

Hair Performance Trenton
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Springhouse Quilters'
The year 2006 is nearly finished.
For Springhouse Quilters, this means
a change in the leadership and for
2007, Jan Litzinger will serve as
president. Other officers are Faith
Stanton, Lorraine Lipford, Mary
Rawlins, and Cheryl Watson. All of
these officers were installed during
the Christmas party held on Decem-
ber 4th.
The Christmas Party was at-
tended by approximately 58 guests
and members. Our member, Sondra
Crowhurst, who resides in England,
made it back just in time to attend the
party. In addition, Mary Kay Lucas
brought her friend from Scotland to
the party. So we have a guild that is
known in more places than just the
tri-county area. Springhouse Quilters
is always glad to share with our quilt-
ing sisters from other areas. The par-
ty was a great chance to get to meet
these two ladies and learn about their
Hostesses for the Christmas Party
were Jan Litzinger, Anna Gilliam
and Betty Willms. They did a great
job decorating and planning a great
party. The food was great and the
fellowship with our quilting sisters
was wonderful. Everyone attending
agreed that the hostesses did a great
job in putting the party together.
Show and Tell as usual revealed
that some quilters have time to quilt
even while making plans for Christ-
mas celebrations. Janice Roossien,
who has been absent due to sickness
for most of the year, was able to at-
tend and displayed her completed
baby quilt which will be included in
the community project donation.
The memory room featured all of
the past members who have left us
and for this year featured Kay Fales
and Carol Stanley. We lost these two
wonderful quilters in 2006. These
two quilters have been missed.

It is dues time again and members
are urged to get their dues in timely.
New members are always welcome.
For information on joining Spring-
house Quilters contact Jan Litzinger,
463-3971, or Lois Scott, 463-2207.
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The True Meaning Of The
Candy Cane
Look at the Candy Cane. What do
you see?
Stripes that are red like the blood
shed for me.
White is for my Savior. Who's sin-
less and pure!
"J" is for Jesus my Lord, that's for
Turn it around and a staff you will
see Jesus my shepherd.
Was born for Me!

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Elaine Nemeth...Sew many quilts, sew little time. How does she
do it?
Bits And Pieces From A few good souls actually did do
The Joyfl Heart some knitting, crocheting, Swedish
e Joy l Heart Weaving and even some quilting.
Quilters And Crafters Some, like good little Santa's helpers,
Of North Gilchrist ran around decorating until the place
twinkled like a winter wonderland.
County While visions of sugar plums did not
SWell, the weather outside's been dance through our heads, plates fille9
frightful, but I find it quite delight- with tasty sandwiches, salads, vegr
f1l. At least we don't shovel snow gies, chips and dips, cheeses, yummy
so I say Ho Ho Ho...Ho Ho Ho. I dishes and delectable desserts cer-
lnow it's been a bit chilly but doesn't tainly did.
if help to put you in the Christmas When it was at last time to eat be-
spirit? What would help even more, lieve me...everyone was more than
ioud be to hear more Christmas car- ready. What a good time we had...
ols. Every year it's the same thing. good fun, good food, and good
They'don't start playing them or friends. God is good and all God's
singing them, even in church, until a children said amen. We are blessed
fw days before Christmas and then in so many ways and being and hav-
a, couple of days after they're gone. ing a Joyful Heart is certainly one of
The\ are so beauntuf, I.1don't under- them. .. ,-
stand why we don't hear, play, and After filling ourselves 'i h food
sing them more often, and friendship we cleaned up and
SHowever, on Wednesday, Decem- headed for home. Everyone agreed
ber 5th, twenty-three Joyful Hearts there was much still to do to prepare
were filled with the Christmas spirit for Christmas. There was cleaning
a we tumbled out of our vehicles and shopping and cards to be ad-
laden down with cards, gifts and dressed. There was decorating to
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be trimmed, and gifts to be wrapped.
Oh my, maybe we should have start-
ed earlier...like back in January.
And speaking of wrapping...I'd
like to start a protest against all man-
ufacturers that insist on wrapping
their products in such a manner that
it can not, without unusual means and
devices, be opened.
It is easier to get secret information
from the F.B.I. than to open a sleeve
of crackers or a cereal bag. And for-
get about opening a C.D. or D.V.D.
I mean, what's the point? Don't they
want us to play with them? Kid's
toys...forget it. The kid will be in col-
lege before you even begin to figure
out what tools you'll need to open the
The list could go on and on and
I'm sure that everyone reading this
has their own horror story to tell and
the product that is their own special
Mine, this year, is the ever popular,
shouldn't be a hassle...candy cane.
How hard could it be? It's meant
to be eaten by children and I might
add...unwrapped. I double-dog-dare
you...no I triple-dog-dare you to try
to open one and without breaking it
into pieces. I mean the whole point
is that it should still be a cane when
I needed to unwrap five or six to
crush up and use in a Christmas tri-
fle. Well, it took me the better part
of half an hour to do so. By the time
I managed to unwrap them I was so
aggravated it's a wonder I didn't have
a stroke.
First of all the wrapping is so tight
you can't get it started unless you
break it, which I did since I was go-
ing to crush them. But what about
the children who want a cane to lick
down to the last stripe?
Next came the monumental task of
trying to pull tiny slivers, of whatever
that stuff is, off the broken pieces of
candy. Of course, that "stuff," the
same "stuff' that soda crackers in res-
taurants are wrapped in and that's an-
other story, clings to you like you're
some kind of magnetic force 'field.
First it's stuck to your fingers on your
one hand then you use the fingers on
your other hand to remove it from the
first fingers. Now, it's on the other
fingers. You trade it back and forth
a feW times shaking your hands and
trying o- get rid of the" tUff' to no
avail. Finally, you resort to using
your mouth and now it's on your lips.
You look like a one man or woman
Laural and Hardy act. You can buy
poisons and pesticides that are easier
to open.
After the holidays, when life is less
hectic, let's take a stand and say, "No
more...we refuse to continue to buy
products that reduce us to babbling
idiots just trying to open them."
Our next meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, December 20th. We
know not everyone will make it since
it's so close to Christmas but the
"I've got it together" folks will be
there. We will celebrate the Decem-
ber birthdays. Our next meeting after
that will be Wednesday, January 3rd,
just think 2007.
As we unwrap our gifts this Christ-
mas let us celebrate our Lord's birth-
day and give thanks for the greatest
gift of all...His Only Begotten Son.
Those many years ago there was
no room for Him in the inn. Today,
more and more there seems to be no
room for Him in our lives. During
this blessed Christmas season may
you find room for Him in your heart.
Peace and God's blessing 'till next
A Joyful Heart,
Marilyn Runde

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Joyful Heart Quilters News


Suwannee Audubon
Members Praise O'Leno
State Park After A
Recent Visit
During Suwannee Audubon's re-
cent field trip at O'Leno State Park
trekkers found themselves moving
from one ecosystem to another. Often,
the shift from one habitat to a quite
different scene was quite abrupt. One
moment the group would be deep in a
hardwoods hammock and in the next
moment a scrub meadow would sur-
round them.
The guide for this adventure was
Park Ranger Justin Carmichael who
guaranteed "five different ecoystems"
along or near the river trail. The river,
of course,, \\as the Santa Fe which is
a \ iail tribntirji of the Sl.'. inec At
the present time the Santa Fe is at
an historic low so the field trip par-
ticipants could see the boulders and
rock-strewn base of what is usually a
fairly deep and vigorous stream.
Some sections of the river were at a
virtual stand-still and here vast blan-
kets of floating aquatic plants, princi-
pally duckweed, seemed surreal like
a pea green boulevard through the
forest. Many interesting birds were
spotted and Carmichael reported that
Short-Tail Hawks have been among
the early migrants to make an appear-
ance at O'Leno this fall.
Although the Audubon group was
relatively small it sported members
from many different locations: Sara-
sota County, Alachua County, Colum-
bia County, Dixie County, Gilchrist
County and Leon County. All mem-
bers of the outing agreed that O'Leno
is one of the state's priceless natural
The park is located about six miles
north of High Springs off U.S. 441.
Suwannee Audubon is based at Old
Town and may be reached at (352)
542-9542 or e-mail at suwaud(Sya-
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to race, creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, national origin, po-
litical opinions or affiliations. U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Coopera-
tive Extension Service, University of
Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M Univer-
sity Cooperative Extension Program
and Boards of County Commission-
ers Cooperating.

Jordan Family Needs
Community Support
The friends and family of Mr. Ron-
nie E. and Mrs. Loretta Jordan would
like to notify the community that
donations can now be made at any
Capital City Bank.
As most are now aware Mrs. Lo-
retta is very ill and the family has no
insurance at all. Thefinancial burden
is beyond comprehension. The need
to ask for help was very difficult for
this independent family but they need
all the assistance our community can
I have no doubt that the folks of
Gilchrist County will not fail this
needy family. When you go to the
bank be sure to specifically state the
Ronnie E or Loretta Jordan account
to insure that it goes to the correct ac-
Please watch for further fundrais-
ers to occur throughout the months of
December and January. If anybody
needs more information please call
(386) 935-1273 or (386) 935-0198.
Any donations will be appreciated.
Thank you in advance to everybody
in Gilchrist County for helping once

The event took lace at Trenton

Community Center from 2:00 p.m. to
Sincerely, 5:00 p.m., October 29th, 2006.
Mary The Three Rivers Regional Library
System appreciates the participation
of the Migrant Education Program,

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University of Florida, and the Florida'
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made aware of available health re-
sources for preventive care and were
encouraged to take a proactive role
in their own health care. The Health
Fair was very successful with over
100 people in attendance.

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USDA Announces Eight
New Disaster Programs
To Help Producer
Recover From
Hurricanes of 2005
' Kevin L. Kelley, State Execu-
tive Director for the USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA) in Florida,
today announced eight new disas-
ter programs will help farmers and
ranchers who suffered losses due to
Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita or
Wilma in 2005. Sign-up begins Dec.
11, 2006, for six of the programs. In
Florida 37 eligible counties are eli-
gible for assistance as a result of the
damage caused by Hurricanes Ka-
trina and Wilma.
"From livestock to citrus to nurs-
ery operations, this disaster assis-
tance provides $220 million in new
funds for producers devastated by
last year's hurricanes," said Kelley.
"This is in addition to $1.2 billion in
disaster programs announced earlier
this year and are currently distribut-
ing in the affected states."
The Emergency Agricultural Di-
saster Assistance Act of 2006 (the
Act), enacted in June 2006, autho-
rizes the eight programs. Under
the Act, USDA's Commodity Credit
Corporation (CCC) will provide
payments to eligible producers in
certain counties of Alabama, Arkan-
sas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Ten-
nessee and Texas. The Farm Service
Agency will administer the funds on
behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties in Florida are:
Bay, Gulf, Liberty, Palm Beach,
Brevard, Hardee, Manatee, Polk,
Broward, Hendry, Martin, St. Lu-
cie, Calhoun, Highlands, M i a m i -
Dade, Santa Rosa, Charlotte, Hills-
borough, Monroe, Sarasota, Collier,
Holmes, Okaloosa, Volusia, De Soto,
Indian River, Okeechobee, Wakulla,
Escambia, Jackson, Orange, Walton,
Franklin, Lee, Osceola, Washington,
Eligible counties are those declared
primary natural disaster areas by Sec-
retary Johanns or designated a major
disaster or emergency by President
Bush for 2005 calendar-year hur-
ricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Wilma or
Rita. Counties contiguous to a pri-
mary county are also eligible. The
Act did not include counties declared
disaster areas by Hurricane Dennis.
Program fact sheets include the list
of eligible counties, as well as pro-
gram details, and can be found online
at http://www.fsa.usda.gov, click on
Disaster Assistance Programs. To re-
ceive benefits, producers must meet
other eligibility requirements.
Farmers, ranchers and growers
can apply for the following new
programs beginning December 11,
2006, at local FSA offices and USDA
Service Centers. 2005 Hurricanes
Livestock Compensation Program
provides payments to livestock own-
ers and cash lessees for certain feed
losses. 2005 Hurricanes Livestock
Indemnity Program II provides ben-
efits to livestock owners and contract
growers for certain livestock deaths.
2005 Hurricanes Citrus Program
provides benefits to citrus producers
who suffered citrus crop production
losses and associated fruit-bearing
tree damage, including related clean-
up and rehabilitation costs. 2005
Hurricanes Fruit and Vegetable Pro-
gram provides benefits to producers
who suffered fruit and vegetable crop
production losses, including related
clean-up costs. 2005 Hurricanes
Tropical Fruit Program provides ben-
efits to producers of carambola, lon-
gan, lychee and mangos who suffered
tropical fruit production losses. 2005
Hurricanes Nursery Program pro-
vides benefits to commercial orna-
mental nursery and fernery producers
who suffered inventory losses and
incurred clean-up costs.
The other two disaster programs
unveiled today are the 2005 Hur-
ricanes Tree Assistance Program
(TAP) and the 2005 Catfish Grant
Program. TAP will provide pay-
ments to eligible owners of com-
mercially grown Christmas trees, or-
namental trees, nursery trees, potted
trees, bushes (including shrubs) and
vines that were lost or damaged due
to 2005 hurricanes. USDA expects
to announce the TAP sign-up period
in the near future. Under the 2005
Catfish Grant Program, USDA will
provide grants to states having cat-
fish producers who suffered catfish
feed losses. USDA will not adminis-
ter the grant program. Governors or

their designees will announce sign-
up dates and application procedures
for the catfish feed loss program and
distribute program payments. USDA
understands that some producers may
have little documentation of their
losses due to hurricane devastation;
however, USDA will require produc-
ers to provide all available documen-
tation. Producers may not receive
payments made under other federal
programs for the same losses.
Interested farmers may contact
their local USDA Service Centers

for further information on eligibility
requirements and application proce-.
dures for these and other programs.
Early this year, USDA announced
$2.8 billion in aid to assist victims of
the 2005 hurricane season. USDA
provided approximately $1.2 billion
of those funds through nine disaster
programs. Details about these and
other disaster programs are available
at http://www.fsa.usda.gov, click on
Disaster Assistance Programs.
Cynthia M. Portalatin
Public Affairs Specialist
Southeast Region (FL, GA, NC,
PR, SC, & VI)
USDA, Farm Service Agency
4440 NW 25th Place, Suite 1
Gainesville, FL 32606
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Ayers Angels Help Raise Money For The Alzheimer Association Memory Walk

Each year the Alzheimer Associa-
tion has a Memory Walk to provide
funds for the support and cure for
Alzheimer's Disease. The residents
and partners at Ayers Health and Re-
habilitation Center have made a com-
mitment to support this cause, We
are front line witnesses that this dis-
ease can be devastating to the entire
family. Local dollars are used in our
area to offer family support groups,
education and personal assistance for
those in need.
Our fund-raising efforts start at the
beginning of the year and continue
until the actual walk that takes place
in Gainesville. We raffle off many
items weekly, collect coins and re-
ceive donations that the community
supports as well. Hitchcock's Food-
way, Trenton Subway, Chiefland Piz-
za Hut and Petrello's donated items

that many of us could use through
the holidays. It takes a community
working together to improve the lives
of others.
On November 4th, eleven of our
partners drove to Gainesville to rep-
resent the team "Ayers Angels." We
had a great time and it is always a
pleasure to meet others with the same
commitment. Overall the Memory
Walk raised over $73,000.00 this
year and "Ayers Angels" received the
award of raising the most for Health
Care Organizations. We raised over
A big thanks goes out to so many
special people that encourage us to
donate in a slow way that is painless
and makes a large impact. Maria Har-
ris is our Team captain and she leads
us with power and positive thought!
Someday we must find a cure.

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my Weaver, Delores Spurlock, Jo Buckles, Debbie O'Reilly and lies

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Is A Comfortable
Retirement On Your
Wish List?
By Paul Barnes
Social Security Regional
Commissioner for the
Atlanta Region
Is a financially comfortable retire-
ment something that you are hoping
to receive as a gift this holiday sea-
;Too many Americans are finding
themselves in that "wish list" cat-
egory for having the retirement they
want. According to the most recent
Retirement Confidence Survey from
the Employment Benefit Research In-
stitute, less than half of workers age
45 and older have even tried to calcu-

Proud 11-year-old Jesse Bright of Trenton took his first deer on No-
vember 18, 2006, while hunting with his Uncle Gene Parrish in
Gilchrist County. He would like to thank Gene and his friends for the

late how much money they will need
to save for retirement. That could
leave them at some holiday season in'
the near future hoping that a comfort-
able retirement is given'to them in a
nicely-wrapped package.
For most American workers, So-
cial Security forms the largest part
of their financial foundation in re-
tirement. If you have average earn-
ings, your Social Security retirement
benefits will replace about 40 percent
of your income. Most financial advi-
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the MBA program at USF and will begin classes in January of 2007.
SCongratulations Julie!

mate of your Social Security ben-
efit by checking your Social Security
Statement, which is mailed each year
to every worker age 25 and older
approximately three months before
their birthday. Read it carefully be-
cause it contains information vital

to your personal financial future. It
shows not only how much you and
your family might expect to receive
from Social Security when you retire,
but also what Social Security would
provide if you become disabled or
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Xina Leggett is shown with an eight-point buck she took while hunt-
ing with her husband Damon on December 2 in Gilchrist County.

Preserving Rural
Florida-UF/IFAS And
The Original Florida
Tourism Task Force To
Hold 2nd Agriculture
The UF/IFAS North Florida Re-
search and Education Center-Suwan-
nee Valley (NFREC-SV) and The
Original Florida Tourism Task Force
will be offering the second of three
workshops on Tourism Opportunities
for Farmers in Live Oak on Tuesday
January 9, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.
According to Walton County Ex-
tension Agent Bruce Ward, who
presented at the first workshop on
December 6th, "Our economy is
evolving into an experience economy
and farm-based experiences such as
overnight farm stays, trail rides,.corn
mazes and bird watching are desired

by a growing number of visitors to
Florida". This series of workshops
will help area farm and land owners
start or improve such businesses.
Ward also encouraged land own-
ers to "take advantage of opportu-
nities presented by existing natural
resources" to "help visitors realize
their dreams"; these workshops are
designed to help farmers and land
owners do just that. This second
workshop promises to be even more
exciting and informative than the first
NFREC-SV serves the diverse
agricultural interests in the region
including vegetables, fruit crops,
protected culture, forestry, tobacco
and other forage crops. The Origi-
nal Florida Tourism Task Force is a
tourism marketing group that seeks
to promote yet preserve the natural
and cultural attractions of the area to
increase the number of visitors and
extend their stay.

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program materials. The registration
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What: Tourism Workshop #2
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When: Tuesday, January 9, 2007.
Where: Camp Weed and Cerveny
Conference Center, Live Oak, Flori-
Why: Farmers will learn about de-
veloping a business plan, insurance
and licensing issues, working with
tour groups, and customer relations.

Nationwide $39 Million
Drug Diversion Scam
Broken Up
Attorney General Charlie Crist an-
nounced that a South Florida man
was arrested today for his participa-
tion in one of the largest Medicaid
fraud schemes broken up in the past
few years. Wilber Bherviz, 40, of Ft.
Lauderdale, ran a nationwide drug
ring with I's brother that diverted
tens of millions of dollars of medi-
cations from the Florida Medicaid
program and then resold the drugs
throughout the country.


The arrests stem from an extensive
three-year investigation that uncov-
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run by Bherviz and an accomplice.
The two ringleaders purchased
prescriptions from illicit Florida
wholesalers who bought drugs from
Medicaid patients they recruited, in-
cluding many patients in adult living
facilities. They then sold the diverted
drugs to wholesalers and retail phar-
macies around the country through
their company Houston Rx., located
in Houston, Texas. Investigators be-
lieve Bherviz and his co-conspirator
funded their multi-million-dollar op-
eration by funneling money through
several shell corporations they owned.
To launder the money received from
the transactions, checks were cashed
at numerous South Florida check
cashing stores.
."Diverting prescription drugs is
extremely dangerous to those who
eventually take the medication,"
said Crist. "We will continue to track
down and prosecute those who per-
petuate this illicit activityy"
Bherviz is currently being held
at the Broward County Jail on $5
million bond. He is charged with
organized scheme to defraud, traf-
ficking in contraband legend drugs
and money laundering, all first de-
gree-felonies, as well as conspiracy
to traffic in contraband legend drugs
and the purchase of legend drugs
from" an. unauthorized person, both
second-degree felonies. If convicted
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This nice 6-point was killed by Ozie Parrish on opening weekend while
hunting with his dad in Gilchrist County.

180 years in prison. The accomplice
is currently a fugitive.
Today's arrest is the result of a
joint investigation led by the Attor-
ney General's Office of Statewide
Prosecution, which will also try the
case. Other agencies whose efforts
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the Florida Department of Law En-
forcement, the Miami-Dade Police

Department, the Texas Department
of Health, the New York Attorney
General's Office and the U.S. Inter-
nal Revenue Service. The investigate
tion into other entities involved in the
scam is ongoing.

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Emmons Susan Hutto Bell Concrete Sears
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Tractor Supply Jonesville Lighthouse Restaurant *
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Home Furniture Chfl Petrello's Best Drugs Gilchrist
Building Supply Linda & John Keyton Janet & Rick
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Teacher Cadets
Back row: Michael Hamill, Ryan Frye, Lacy Harris, Bridgette Rome,
Danielle White, Justin Diggs, Alina DeWein, Megan Robinson, and
Tarah Vick. Middle row: Jamie Slysofski, Savannah White, Daniela
Padron, and Alicia Lovett. Front row: Nick Scott and Travis Adkins.

Justin Diggs is shown, as he is teaching the class with a visual aide.

Travis Adkins is shown as he is teaching the Elementary School class

Wow! The Teacher Cadets just
completed their four weeks of field
experience in grades pre-K through
6th. All of the cadets enjoyed such
amazing experiences that they want-
ed to remain at Trenton Elementary
in the classrooms with their "kids"
and their cooperating teachers. The
Teacher Cadets had so many won-
derful things to say in their portfo-
lios about everyone at the elementary
school, I felt I had to share.. Most of
the cadets were very nervous about
going-inito classrooms and "teachi-
ing" but the staff, faculty and the

administration welcomed them and
put them at ease so quickly that they
were all "hooked." They could not
wait to get to Trenton Elementary
and their classrooms everyday. Even
though not every cadet has the desire
to be a teacher one day, they all came
away with a greater appreciation of
the hard work and dedication of the
great teachers at Trenton Elementary
School. Not only did the cadets come
away learning many things but so did
I: I had the privilege of visiting all
of tie cbqperating teachers' Oc!as
rooms on more than one occasion


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Family & Staff

and was reminded of how energetic,
enthusiastic, and dedicated they all
are. The cadets also came away with
feelings of love, acceptance, suc-
cess, and great pride in accomplish-
ment. The students and teachers they
worked with became very special to
them. I am very proud of the cadets:
Travis Adkins, Alina DeWein, Justin
Diggs, Ryan Frye, Michael Hammill,
Lacy Harris, Alicia Lovett, Daniela
Padron, Megan Robinson, Bridgette
Rome, Nick Scott, Jamie Slysofski,
Tarah Vick, Danielle White, and Sa-
vannah White.
It is no wonder that Trenton El-
ementary has been an "A" school
for so many years. The atmosphere
of friendliness and the feeling that
everyone is welcome and important
begins the moment y6u step out of
your vehicle. No matter the weather
conditions,Ms. Terry and Ms. Wendy
greet you with a smile on their fac-
es. They will stop traffic to escort
pedestrians to the sidewalk or open
car doors to get the little ones. The
friendliness does not stop at the curb.
The lobby of the elementary school
is always busting with activity and in
the midst of it all is Mrs. Shiela. She
is such a warm, friendly person; she
has a big "good morning" for every-
one and hugs for a bunch. Mrs. Led-
vina, Mrs. Overstreet, and Mr. Deen
are there many mornings to welcome
students and parents to school. Mrs.
Paits was also there when the ca-,
'del *,ere checking: otj everydaya,
with more smiles and good cheer and
making sure they all had a good day.
There were so many more people
that made the experience wonderful
for the cadets but I cannot mention
them all.
The cadets would like to thank the
teachers that gave of themselves and
shared so many teaching techniques
and tips. Mrs. Rhonda Adkins, Mrs.
Debra Broker, Mrs. Laura Brown,
Mr. Highsmith, and Mrs. Jeryl
Brown, Ms. Charlotte Kearney, Mrs.
Janet Langford, Mrs. Megargle, Ms.
Philmon, Mrs. Smithers, Mrs. Petrel-
lo, Mrs. Wilkerson, Mrs. Kim McK-

ensie. To the paraprofessionals that
worked with these teachers, we thank
you also. Amazing and wonderful
things go on in these classrooms ev-
eryday for our children! Thank you!
Two of the cadets chose to do
their field experience at the Trenton
Middle/High School. Thanks to Mrs.
Christine Smith and Coach Janes,
these cadets had a wonderful experi-
ence also.
It is because we live in such an
awesome community where our su-
perintendent, school board members,
and administration support new ideas
and programs that we as teachers and
students are able to participate in pro-
grams such as the ACE Teacher Ca-
det Program.
ACE Teacher Cadet Instructor,
Char Leasor

Information About
Exemptions For Florida

At this time of the year, when the
spirit of gift-giving can be a power-
ful and overwhelming force, many
people spend far more money than
their budget permits and get them-
selves into debt. At times, it can be
writing a check when there is not
enough money in the bank to cover.
t he check, but most often debt arises
.luough the extension, of credit hywd-,
lcedit card comnpajr such as Visa,
MasterCard, American Express or
Discover Card. When an account be-
comes delinquent by more than sixty
(60) days, dunning letters are written
and if the problem is not resolved, a
lawsuit can be and usually is filled by
the credit card company against the
Since there is no such thing as
debtor's prison in the United States,
the object of a lawsuit on a delinquent
account is to obtain a judgment. A
creditor cannot obtain a judgment
except by going through a court of
law, usually the County Court (more
than $5,000 but less than $15,000),
but more often it is the Small claims
Division of the County Court (un-
der $5,000). Ajudgment is obtained
when a judge enters an order in favor
of the creditor granting the relief re-




quested by the creditor, which order
is called a judgment.
After a judgment is entered, credi-
:ors have many ways to obtain the
monies awarded them, such as the
right to garnish a debtor's wages, or
seek to obtain monies from a debtor's
checking or savings account, or seize
and sell a debtor's personal prop-
erty, place a lien on a debtor's real
property and do other things, within
established limits; but debtor's have
rights, too, even after a judgment is
entered against them.
Florida Statute 77.041 provides that
a debtor is EXEMPT from having his
or her wages garnished, exempt from
having money taken from a bank,
savings and loan association or credit
union, and exempt from having other
property taken from them (by way of
seizure and sale, pursuant to execu-
tion on a judgment) under the fol-
lowing situations: 1. Head of House-
hold. Wages cannot be garnished if
the debtor provides more than one-
half of the support for a child or other
dependent and has NET earnings of
$500 or less per week.
Even if the debtor earns more then
$500 net per week, the wages cannot
be garnished so long as the debtor
has not agreed, in writing, to allow
the wages to be garnished. 2. The
debtor's only source of income is
from any of the following: social
security benefits, supplemental se-
curity income (SSI) benefits, public
assistance, worker's compensation
benefits, 'unemployment compensa-
tion benefits, veteran's benefits, re-
tirement or profit-sharing benefits or
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There are many other exemptions
as well. However, to obtain the ex-
emption, a debtor must complete a
form entitled 'Claim of Exemption
and Request for Hearing' and go be-
fore a judge and ask a judge to enter
an order finding that he or she is, in
fact and as a matter of law, entitled
to the exemption sought. Even if
money or property has already been
seized, garnished or otherwise taken,
the Statute allows a judge to order
the return of the money, under certain
limited circumstances.
So, the best advice is to spend
wisely and stay within your budget,
but if you find yourself in a finan-
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because of lawsuits from creditors,
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to win glorious triumphs even though
checkered by failures, than to rank
with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy nor suffer much because they
live in the gray twilight that knows
neither victory or defeat.
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Christmas tree: the presence of a
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PAWS Program Offers
Veterinary Care
Support To Seriously Ill
Pet Owners
Many people who suffer from
debilitating illnesses such as can-
cer and AIDS struggle emotionally,
physically and financially to care for
themselves, so properly looking after
their four-legged family members
can quickly become more effort than
they can shoulder alone.
IEnter the Pets Are Wonderful Sup-
port group, or PAWS, at the Univer-
sity of Florida College of Veterinary
"We generally have 20 to 30 cli-
ents, and each of them can have a

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limit of three pets that we'll treat,"
said Jenna Ashton, class of '07, who
since 2001 has played a key role in
running PAWS and currently serves
as its vice president of surgery.
Richard Martin, a retired Pacific
Bell employee whose income is a
monthly disability check, has been
a PAWS client for five or six years,
he said. Martin has brought Rip, his
13-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback
crossbred dog, to PAWS for routine
physical examinations and for peri-
odic biopsies of the fatty tumors Rip
is prone to getting on his body.
. Martin first heard about PAWS
through the Ryan White program at
the public health department.
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as a puppy from his nephew. "I prob-
ably couldn't afford to have a pet if I
had to pay all the costs myself, after
rent, utilities and insurance."
PAWS works with representatives
of community organizations that
serve individuals with special health
needs to identify potential clients.
Participants must certify that they
have a terminal or debilitating ill-
ness, and that they meet low-income
"The program was patterned af-
ter one in California that was set up
specifically to help AIDS patients at
a time when they were considered
pariahs and often had no one for
emotional support, except their pets,"

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said Jack Gaskin, D.V.M., who along
with Amy Stone, D.V.M., serves as
PAWS' clinical instructor and ad-
viser. Natalie Isaza, D.V.M., is the
group's surgery supervisor.
He added that PAWS volunteers are
compassionate, community-minded
and dedicated to the true calling for
many veterinarians: the human-ani-
mal bond.
"Our clients are needy and very
grateful that these young profession-
als-to-be take time from their busy
schedules to assist them 'and their
pets," Gaskin said. "It's very much
a mutually beneficial relationship."
Gaskin credited the program's found-
er, UF veterinary college professor
emeritus Tom Lane, D.V.M., with the
program's success. Lane, who also
helped to create the college's 24-hour
pet loss support hotline, retired in
"So much of the veterinary com-
munity has benefited from Dr. Lane's
largesse and expertise," Gaskin said.
"He is very much a credit to our col-
To participate in surgery clinics,
students must have completed either
the shelter medicine or surgical rota-
tioris, whereas for general clinics to
serve as doctors under faculty super-
vision students must be juniors or
seniors and have taken either general
medicine or small animal medicine.
Freshman and 'sophomore students
serve as technicians.
Money is allocated to the group
through the Veterinary Medical Col-
lege Council, which receives funding
from the UF-wide Board of College
Councils. Gaskin said PAWS also had
benefited from support from West-
side Animal Hospital and its owner,
veterinarian Wilbur Wood, D.V.M.,
as well as from Micanopy Animal
Hospital and its owner, veterinarian
Molly Pearson, D.V.M.
"They really helped in the early
phases of the program by volunteer-
ing their clinics, staff and resources,"
Gaskin said. "In addition, Cheryl
Shechta and her associates at Webster
Veterinary Supply have been very
generous in donating supplies over
the years."
In addition to supplies provided
through Webster, pharmaceutical
companies including Pfizer, Novar-
tis and Bayer have donated medica-
tion to be distributed to pets receiv-
ing care through the program. Hills
Pet Food has donated food for PAWS
participants as well. PAWS also rep-
resents a meaningful learning oppor-
tunity for student volunteers.
"What's really important about
PAWS is that third- and fourth-eai"
istudents- \ h chlnicl- experience
give guidance to first- and"second-
year students who, in turn, gain first-
hand experience dealing with clients,
patients and routine veterinary care
issues before they enter their formal
clinics," Gaskin said. "The PAWS en-
vironment is low-key and unhurried,
so students have the opportunity to
learn their way around the small ani-
mal clinic and gain some clinical ex-
pertise in advance of their classmates
who choose not to participate."

Lake City Community,
College Hosts Successful
Holiday Roast
On December 7, the Eighth An-
nual Irrigation Program Holiday Hog
Roast was held on the LCCC campus
cosponsored by the Lake City Com-
munity College (LCCC) chapter of
the Florida Association of Commu-
nity Colleges (FACC). The hog roast
was a smorgasbord of smoked pork
and deer and a variety of dishes made
by faculty, students, and staff.
This is a campuswide and irriga-
tion-industry appreciation luncheon
that is very popular. Donations were

requested and over $700 was raised
for the irrigation student club and.
FACC who organized, served, and-
was the cleanup staff for this year's
This year's annual Bruce Hague
memorial scholarship award went.
out to Cody Lewis from Lake City,
Florida, presented by Professor Ste-
ven King.

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Dudley Farm Cane Day Was Held Recently

This group of Chiefland volunteers helped at the annual Dudley Farm Cane Day which is held the first
Saturday of December each year to commerate the birthday ofMrs. Myrtle Dudley. These area ladies spent
the day selling homemade jellies, jams and craft items. The funds raised at this event are used to support
Dudley Farm. Evelyn Etheredge, Doris Beauchamp, Carol Irby, Rhonda Horn and Sherry Beauchamp.

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
December 18, 2006
On December 11, 2006, Brad M.
Shipley, 9/2/77, was arrested on two
counts of Forgery, two counts ofUt-
tering a Forged Check and a Levy
County Bond Surrender with three
counts of False Instrument.
On December 11,2006, Melinda R.
Bergman, 1/8/60, was arrested on a
Bond Surrender with charges of DUI
and Possession of Drug Parapherna-
On December 12, 2006, Jessie C.
Mills, 5/14/84, was arrested on charg-

es of FTA/VOP/Possession of Less
than 20 Grams, False Name to Law
Enforcement Officer and a Bond Sur-
render with VOP/Possession of Less
than 20 Grams.
On December 12, 2006, Rebecca
G. Sanford, 2/3/49, was arrested on
the charge of DUI.
On December 13,2006, Melinda S.
Dexter, 5/14/84, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Worthless Checks.
On December 13, 2006, Melinda
R. Bergman, 1/8/60, was arrested on
charges of FTA/DUI and FTA/Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On December 13, 2006, Brad M.
Shipley, 9/2/77, was arrested on
charges of Forgery and Uttering a
Forged Check.
On December 13, 2006, Scott D,

Driggers, 3/28/70, was arrested on
the charge of Dealing in Stolen Prop-
On December 14, 2006, James
Hampton, 1/10/82, was arrested on
charges of Trafficking in Cocaine,
Possession of Cocaine with Intent to
Deliver, and a Bond Surrender with
charges of Possession of Cannabis,
and Resisting without Violence.
On December 14, 2006, Cynthia
M. Rood, 8/3/71, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On December 15, 2006, Tammy L.
McDonald, 2/17/66, was arrested on
a Levy County Warrant with charges
of VOP/Possession of Cocaine and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On December 15, 2006, Mi-
chael L. McDonald, 3/5/60, was
arrested on a Levy County War-

SMerry Christmas

Happy New Year

Edgar, Sharon, Cody & Shelby


Gilchrist County Commissioner District 1

Dear Friends, of the Bell Community and Surrounding Area,

The John Isbell Marshall family would like to express their deepest gratitude
for all the prayers, calls, visits, and monetary help you have given to John,
Michelle and Skyler during John's tragic accident, hospital stay, and his home
going. It is very uplifting to know that John had caring Christian friends that
loved him and his family so much. Even people that didn't know him have called
with words of kindness, prayers for the family, sent cards and have given of
themselves to show their support.
SA special "Thank You" to Down Home Cookin' and Akins Bar-B-Q for put-
ting the jars out in their places of business, for donations to John, Michelle, and
Skyler. We can never say thank you enough for this unselfish act of kindness.
Michelle and John took their wedding vows May 26, 1990, and it was very
evident the love they shared for 16 1/2 years. Michelle stood by those vows, in
sickness and in health spending each day at Shands Hospital with John taking
care of him. Through the years it is apparent that God's plan was for these two to
share their lives together. John proposed to Michelle in Biloxi Mississippi, at the
Hook, Line, and Sinker Restaurant. What a guy, huh? He joined the Marine Corp
in 1989 and upon his graduation from boot camp, and his 10 day leave they were
Our John was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He
loved his Lord, and was a blessed person.
We will love you forever John, and miss you daily.
Again, thank you for going the distance with our family. God bless.

In God's Grace, John, Michelle, & Skyler Marshall
Parents: Mutt and Jean Marshall
Sister: Martha, Victor Young & Family
Brother: Eric, Tara Marshall & Family
and a host of friends

rant with the charge of VOP/Pos-
session of Narcics with Intent.
On December 16, 2006, Richard
L. Edwards, 3/6/65, was arrested
on charges of Burglary of Occupied
Structure, Aggravated Assault with
Deadly Weapon, Resisting Law En-
forcement Officer with Violence, two
counts of Battery and Criminal Mis-
On December 16, 2006, Fulton
T. Wilson, 8/5/79, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR and Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia.
On December 17, 2006, Gerardo
G. Morales, 10/3/77, was arrested on
the charge of No Valid Drivers Li-
On December 17, 2006, a Juvenile
was arrested on charges of Posses-
sion of Drug Paraphernalia and Pos-
session of Cannabis within 1000 ft.
of Community Center.
On December 17, 2006, a Juvenile
was arrested on charges of Posses-
sion of Cannabis within 1000 ft; of
Community Center.
On December 17, 2006, Paul B.
Churchill, 6/13/82, was arrested on
charges of Resist without Violence
and Violation of Injunction.
On December 17, 2006, Freder-
ick J. Goepel, 4/27/62, was arrested
on charges of VOP/Robbery with a
Deadly Weapon, Concealed Weapon
and Possession of Firearm by a Con-
victed Felon.
On December 17, 2006, Jerode
Strong, 1/6/84, was arrested on charg-
es of Possession of Cannabis within
1000 ft. of Community Center.
On December 17, 2006, David R.
Corl, 7/23/88, was arrested on charg-
es of Possession of Fictional Driv-
ers License, Possession of Cannabis
within 1000 of Community Center
and Manufacture Marijuana within
1000 Ft. of Community Center.



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Case NO: 21-2006-DR-0345
Address Unknown
YOU ARE I IEREBY notified that an
action has been filed in the Circuit Court
of Florida, Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and
for Gilchrist County, Florida. You are
required to file your written defenses,
if any. with the Clerk of the Court at
Trenton, Florida not later than Monday,
January 8, 2007, and to serve a copy upon
the plainiff's attorney whose name and
address are as indicated below. If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
said Court on this 4th day of December,
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006b.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Di-
vision of Property & Evidence presently
has five (5) items of found property in
their possession. These items have been
collected over a period of time and no
owner information has been obtained.
The following is a description of the
items collected:

Two wheel red/orange dirt bike
Two wheel blue moped
Mven's blue/silver bicycle
Unisex red/ black bicycle
Yellow kayal
Black Ford Pickup VIN#
Miscellaneous Tools
If anyone has recently lost any of the
above listed items, please contact Investi-
gator Sergeant Gentry at (352) 463-3181.
All prospective owners are required
to provide documentation (i.e.., Serial
numbers, owner applied numbers, photo-
graphs of item. etc.) prior to the release of
the property. After two (2) weeks the re-
maining unclaimed items will be disposed
of per Florida State Statute guidelines.
Pub. December 14. 21,2006b.

File No. 21-2006-CP-0023
The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was December 30,
2005 and is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is P. O. Box
37, Trenton, Florida 32693. The name
and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 14, 2006.

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Florida Bar#121660
P.O. Box 1570
Winter Park, FL 32790-1570
(407) 644-3206
Fax: 407-644-5797
Attorney for Petitioner
Personal Representative
pub. December 14, 21,2006b.

Notice is hereby given to the Town Coun-
cil, of the Town Bell, Florida, serving as
the Town Planning Board, will consider a
Conditional Use Permit for the following
described real property located at. 969
South Main St., Bell, Florida; said hear-
ing to be at the Bell Town Hall at 3240
West Railroad Lane. Bell, Florida on
January 4, 2007 at 6:00 PM or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard.
Conditional Use Permit
Legal description of the property for
Conditional Use Permit as requested is as
Complete legal description for parcel
36-08-14-0000-0003-0000 com at ne/c
of 36-8-14 for por thence run alg n In
of sec 36 n 88 deg w 1039.27 ft to west-
erly r/w In of st rd 49 & pob (said pt be-
ing on a curve & said r/w being 40 ft in
width from centerline of st rd 49) thence
in a northwesterly dir run alg r/w In on a
curve being concave southwesterly (hav-
ing a central angle of 00 deg 12 min 06
sec and a radius of 5689.58 ft) an arc dis-
tance of 20 ft to a pt of rw change (see
amended maintenance map recorded in
state & co rd map bk 2 page 74) thence
run alg said r/w change n 88 deg w 10.60
ft to westerly r/w In of aforesaid st rd 49
(said r/w being 50 ft from the center-line
of st rd 49 thence cont n 88 deg w 89.20
ft thence run s 17 deg e 109.93 ft thence
run s 88 deg e 100 ft to aforementioned
westerly r/w In of st rd 49 (said point be-
ing on a curve) thence in a northwesterly
direction run alg said r/w In on a curve
being concave southwesterly (having a
central angle of 00 degrees 54 min 23 sec
and a radius of 5689.58 ft) an arc length
of 90.01 ft to pob note: the northerly 20 ft
of the above described prcl is in 25-08-14
81/23-36 94/62 99/217 101/399 105/685
122/536 127/613 263/168 263/169
264/545 277/493 2004/5300 2006/1658
A Conditional use Permit is required for
the above described property in confor-
mity with the Land Development Code of
the Town of Bell to permit the use of the
property for Andy Home's Martial Arts
Training within the Commercial Zoning
The proposed application may be in-
spected at the Bell Town Hall, 3240 West
Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida. Interested
persons may appear and be heard in re-
spect to the Conditional use Permit at this
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Bell Town Council with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting,
they will need a record of the proceed-
ings and that for such purposes, they may
need to insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made which recoid in-'
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. December 21, 2006b.

The Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners hereby gives notice that
bids will be accepted from qualified
bidders for the following work:
Resurfacing the existing pavement
of Gilchrist County Road No. 342 with
asphaltic concrete leveling and surface
course, shoulder work and incidental
items. Location of this work is Gilchrist
County Road No. 342 from Gilchrist
County Road No. 341 to State Road No.
49 (US Hwy 129). The length of project is
approximately 3.1 miles. Approximately
90 days will be allowed for construction.
Sealed bids will be received at the office
of the Gilchrist County Administrator,
P.O. Drawer 367, 209 SE First Street,
Trenton, Florida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Friday, January 12, 2007. Bidding
Documents will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Wednesday, January
A Proposal Guaranty of not less than
five percent (5%) of the total actual bid,
in the form of either a certified check,
cashiers check, trust company treasurers
check, bank draft of any national or state
bank, or a Surety Bid Bond, made payable
to the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, must accompany each
bid. A check or draft in an amount less
than five percent (5%) of the actual bid
will invalidate the bid.
All work is to be done in accordance
with the Plans, Specifications, and
Special Provisions to accompany the
Florida Department of Transportation
Standard Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction, 2004.
Any person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list
following a public entity crime may not
submit a bid to or contract with a public
entity for construction of a public work
as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter
287.133. Bidder shall certify to eligibility
in the bid proposal.
Bidding Documents may be obtained
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498

The right is reserved to accept or reject
any or all bids.
pub. December 21, 28, 2006b

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
tee, representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on the fourth Wednesday of every
month beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Ear-
ly Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
main office, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd,
Crystal River. FL. 34429. The sched-
uled meeting for December 27, 2006 has

been cancelled. The next scheduled
Administrative Committee meeting will
be January 24. 2007. Please contact Co-
alition staff at 352-563-9939 if you have
any questions.
Please Note: Florida has a very broad
public records law. Most written commu-
nications to or from the Coalition regard-
ing coalition business are public records
available to the public and media upon
request. Your email communications may
therefore be subject to public disclosure.
Pub. December 21. 2006b.

Gilchrist County
Land Transactions
Gerald N. Roberts and Joanne H.
Roberts to Gerald N. Roberts and
Joanne H. Roberts, quit claim deed,
Daniel L. Vonderau to Daniel L.
Vonderau Trustee and Daniel L. Von-
derau Living Trust Agreement, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 20 Block C
Replat of Part of Two Rivers Estates.
Daniel L. Vonderau to Daniel L.
Vonderau Trustee and Daniel L. Von-
derau Living Trust Agreement, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 19 Block C.
Replat of Part of Two Rivers Estates.
Denice Alfrey and Elizabeth Krum
to Denice Alfrey and Elizabeth Krum,
quit claim deed, $10.00, lots 8 and 9,
26 and 27 of Block 8, West and John-
son Addition to Wilcox Junction.
Green Tree Servicing, LLC. to
Harold A. Brammer, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lot 2 Block 12 Suwannee
River Estates South.
Donald H. Stone and Linda A.
Stone to Mark E. Stone, warranty
deed, $0, Lot 13 Block B Suwannee
River Highlands 2nd Addition.
Leon Labossiere and Gail Labos-
'siere to Robert Bouse, general war-
ranty deed, $67,000.00.
Kelly Renee Russell to Anthony W.
Riley and Debra D. Blackwell Riley,
general warranty deed, $13,500.00,
Lot 64 Ayers Estates.
Donovan Lenaghank and Margaret
Lenaghank to Herbert Nash and Be-
linda Nash, warranty deed, $0, Lots
18 and 19 Block 7 Sun 'N Fun Unit
Jason Baker and Janis Baker to Ron
Baker, Roseanne Baker, and Margo
Baker, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Thomas J. Demars and Sharee
I. Childers to Bruce E. Ferris and
Barbara M. Ferris, warranty deed,
Tim Stanley a.k.a. Timothy L.
Stanley to Lawrence W. Grubbs and
Kelly L. Grubbs, warranty deed,
$185,000.00, Lot 7 and No 30 Ft. Lot
6 Block V Beach Addition.
Franklin Jones and Mary Jones
.K.A. Miary Langford to William
Kenneth Gainey and Deborah K.
Gainey, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Riverwalk Partners LLP to Tri-
County Investment Properties, Inc.,
warranty deed. $70.000.00, Lot 34
Riverwalk ol Fanning Springs Phase
Tri-County Investment Properties,
Inc. to Richard .1. Mundy and Judy L.
Mundy, warranty deed, $100,000.00,
Lot 34 Riverwalk of Fanning Springs
Phase 3.
Mitchel R. Griffin and Linda R.
Griffin to Mitchel R. Griffin and
Linda R. Griffin, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lots 36, 38, and 39 Fox Es-
tates unrecorded.
Mitchel R. Griffin and Linda R.
Griffin to Wendy Griffin Polk, Austin
Mitchel Polk and Nicole Polk, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 37 Fox Es-
tates unrecorded.
Earl Martin to Jeffrey G. Gavan,
warranty deed, $93,000.00, Lot 3
Lumber Camp Springs.
Sonia T. Muffoletto to Loretta
June Thompson, Darlene Ann Teu-
ton, Imelda Sue Hodge, and Sonia T.
Muffoletto, warranty deed. $10.00.
Verna Mae Eady, Verna Mae Eady
Trustee, and Eady Trust UTD to Mi-
chael E. White and Garland R. White,
general warranty deed, $299,900.00,
Block 8 Suwannee River Springs
Unit I.
.loni Lindsey to Joni LIindsey and
Charlene Leasor, warranty deed,
$10.00, Lots 20, 21, and 22 Block 9
West and Johnson's Addition.
Larry J. Atkinson and Sheila L.
Atkinson to Sheila L. Atkinson, quit
claim deed, $1.00, Lot 9 Suwannee
Cheryl Reid to Susan Sweeting,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 36 Su-
wannee Shores.
Stephen M. Bivens to Stephen M.
Bivens, warranty deed, $10.00.
Stephen M. Bivens to Stephen M.
Bivens, warranty deed, $10.00.
Susan Sweeting to Cheryl Reid,

quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 36 Su-
wannee Shores.
Barbara Coulthurst, Barbara
Coulthurst Trustee, and Atha Z.
Wooley Living Trust Agreement to
Hugh Martin and Rita Martin, trust-
ee's warranty deed, $340,000.00.
Barbara Coulthurst, Barbara
Coulthurst Trustee, and Atha Z.
Wooley Living Trust Agreement to
Hugh Martin and Rita Martin, trust-
ee's warranty deed, $59,580.00.
Donald E. Sherlock, Jr. to Donald
J. Sherlock and Jennifer L. Sherlock,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 15 Em-
erald Farms Unit 1.
Barbara Coulthurst, Barbara
Coulthurst Trustee, and Atha Z.
Wooley Living Trust Agreement to
Lazy D LLC., trustee's warranty
deed, $636,176.00.
Barbara Coulthurst, Barbara
Coulthurst Trustee, and Atha Z.
Wooley Living Trust Agreement to
June E. Hutto, trustee's warranty
deed, $10.00.
Barbara Coulthurst, Barbara
Coulthurst Trustee, and Atha Z.
Wooley Living Trust Agreement, to
Shawn P. Hutto and June E. Hutto,
trustee's warranty deed, $19,244.00.

4-Pets Sake
As the old year fades away from our
lives and the new is slowly gathering
to take its place, let's all be grate-
ful for the caring people who shared
their time with us to create beautiful
memories for the coming year.
The amount of money from the
auction was not enough to start our
pet medical program; we were in
hopes of doing $3,200, but only
brought in $2,100. Like everyone
else we have found that some things
take more time to accomplish than
others. Thanks to all the businesses,
individuals, volunteers, and buyers
who participated in our benefit auc-
tion; this will help to continue our
spay and neuter program.
We received an e-mail which tells
you what to do if your dog eats glass
or other small foreign objects. There
are several rescue groups that swear
by it. Always keep on hand a box of
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carton of half and half in your freez-
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defrost the half and half. Pour some
into a bowl and dip some cotton balls
in it and feed them to your dog. DOS-
AGE- Dogs under 10 pounds should
eat two balls which you have first
torn into smaller pieces. Dogs 10-15
pounds should eat three-five balls
and larger should eat five-seven. You
may feed larger dogs an entire cot-
ton ball at once. Dogs seems to re-
ally like these strange "treats" and eat
them readily. HOW IT WORKS-As
the cotton works its way through the
digestive tract it will find all the glass
pieces and wrap itself around them.
Even the teeniest shards of glass will
be caught and wrapped in cotton fi-
bers and the cotton will protect the
intestines from damage by the glass.
Your dog's stool will be really weird
for a few days and you will have to
be careful to check for fresh blood or
a tar-like appearance to the stool. If
either of the latter symptoms appear
you should rush your dog to the vet
for a check up but in most cases the
dogs will be just fine.
A rescue group said they had to
use this method a few times but they
use liverwurst instead of cream. She
claims a vet treated a litter of puppies
with cotton balls that swallowed open
staples, worked great. Pretty amazing
don't you think?
Until next time be happy just for
the love of them.
Rene Emenecker

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A man is at his finest towards the
finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be
when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others
than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is
a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at
any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules
him he comes close to the sublime...
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Mrs. Jo Ruth Baird Church and Fidelis Sunday School
Chambers Class. Her many hobbies were Arts
Mrs. Jo Ruth Baird Chambers and Crafts, cooking, and an avid gar-
Mrs. Jo Ruth Baird Chambers
passed away on Sunday, December dener. She also spent many hours
passed away on Sunday, December house-boating while liv-
10, 2006, at E.T. York Hospice Care fishing and house-boating while liv-
Center. She was 73 years old. ing in her Suwannee River home.
Center. She was 73 years old She was preceded by T. Coleman,
She was born in Levy County on her beloved husband of 68 years, and
June 11, 1933. She attended Levy son,ElbertE. Coleman.
County schools prior to moving to a so ler Coleman d by
Newberry where she graduated from Mrs. Coleman is survived by her
Newberry High school in 1951. She daughter and her husband, Amelia
Newberry High school in 1951. She and L.C. Cannon of Chiefland; a sister
worked for Sears Roebuck and Co- Hazel J, Cuddeback of Gainesville;
pans for 23 yearsoity Physicians, a granddaughter and her husband,
position at University Phsicians, 'Toni and Bud Gause of Chiefland; a
where she retired as a supervisor in
where she retired as a supeisorin grandson Jesse Coleman of Orlando;
1995 after 19 years of service. She grandson Jesse Coleman of Orlando;
was a member of Parkview Baptist a great-grandson, Justin Coleman
was a e er o Par e Baptist cause of Chiefland, and many nieces
Church where she enjoyed attending andnephews.
her Sunday School classnephews.
her Sunday School class. A funeral service was held Satur-
She was preceded in death by her day, December 16th at Hardeetown
parents, Austin and Della Baird; Baptist Church in Chiefland. Burial
three brothers, Edgar, Carl, and A.H. followed the service at Chiefland
Baird; and four sisters, Lillie Mae Cemeter.
English, Lena Croft, Geneva Turner, Fwer o a m
Flowers or a memorial contribu-
s Cameras is survived by hertion may be made in memory of
Mrs. Chambers is survived by her Mrs. Coleman to Hardeetown Baptist
husband, Ralph LaVaughn C Church Building Fund, 1404 NW 18
bers; a daughter, Sharon Moats of Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626
Gainesville; two sons, Randall La- Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626
Vaughn (Susan) Chambers and Greg- Arrangements are under the care
ory R. Chambers both of Gainesville; of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
one grandson, Jason Edenfield andChiefland.
one great-granddaughter; two sisters,
Ruby L. Marlow of Newberry, and
Elsie Porter of Tampa. Mrs. Juanita Hodge
A celebration of the life of Mrs. Driggers
Chambers was held on Thursday, De- Mrs. Juanita Hodge Driggers of
cember 14, 2006, at Parkview Baptist Old Town passed away on Friday,
Church. December 15, 2006, at Haven Hos-
In lieu of flowers, for those who pice in Chiefland. She was 75 years
wish to make.donations may do so to old.
E.T. York Hospice Care Center, 4200 She was born in Old Town and
NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Florida spent her life in Dixie County. She
32606 was retired from the Dixie County
Arrangements were under the care School System after 33 years of ser-
of Forest .Meadows Funeral Home, vice as a bus driver and served two
Gainesville, Florida. years with the Postal Service. She
also had a great love of fishing.
Mrs. Driggers is survived by a
Mrs. Elsie J. Coleman daughter, Shelly Driggers Mills of
Mrs. Elsie J: Coleman of Chiefland Old Town; a son, Christopher Drig-
passed away December 12, 2006. gers of Old Town; a special friend,
She was 94 years old. Heidi Lynn Hansen of Old Town;
Mrs. Coleman was a lifetime area two grandchildren, Brandi Mills Har-
resident and homemaker. She was an ris and Adam Mills; eight nieces and
active member of Hardeetown Baptist nephews.
A memorial service was held on

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Sunday, December 17, 2006, at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Rev. Billy Robson officiating.
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida.

Mr. Earl Wade Kellum
Mr. Earl Wade Kellum of Branford
passed away on Friday, December
15, 2006, in Branford. He was 60
years old.
He was born in Jacksonville, North
Carolina and moved to Branford
from Texas, 25 years ago. He was of
the Baptist faith.
Mr. Kellum is survived by his wife,
Wynell Ellis Kellum of Branford; a
daughter, Noranda Carey of Lake
City; three brothers, Floyd Kellum
and Oliver Kellum both of Jackson-
ville, North Carolina, and Russell
Kellum of Colorado; and two grand-
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,

Mrs. Flauda A. Key
Mrs. Flauda A. Key of Chiefland
passed.away on Saturday, December
9, 2006, in Gainesville. She was 91
years old.
Mrs. Key was a native of Chiefland
and part of the first graduating class
of Chiefland High School. She was a
cook for Betts Big T for 35 years. She
was a member of Mt. Zion Church of
Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Luther J. Key; and two
sons, Carroll Jackson.Key and James
Mrs. Key is survived by four sons,
Wilbur Gene. Key of Milledgeville,
Georgia, Ted Galen Key of Sebring,
Paul Gwain Key of Chiefland, and
Dennis Loraine Key of Opelika, Ala-
bama; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-
grandchildreh and one great-great-
A funeral service was held on Tues-
day, December 12, 2006, at Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services with Pastor
Huggins officiating. Burial followed
in Galilee Cemetery in Chiefland.
Arrangements were under the care,
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
Chiefland, Florida.

Mr. Robert Karlis Rapa
Mr. Robert Karlis Rapa of Old
Mr. Robert Karlis Rapa of Old
Town passed away on Saturday, De-
cember 16, 2006, at Shands at the
University of Florida from injuries
sustained in an auto accident. He
was 43 years old.
Mr. Rapa was a cement contractor

well known in this area for his articu-
late workmanship. He enjoyed fish-
ing, boating, and cooking out with
his family and friends on his beloved
Suwannee River.
He was preceded in death by his
paternal and maternal grandparents.
Mr. Rapa is survived by his moth-
er, Carolann Pulissi of Old Town;
his father, Karlis (Giant) Rapa of
Old Town; a sister, Tammara Liston
of Chiefland; two uncles, John Rapa
and Charles Jagade and a host of
A funeral service will be held on
Thursday, December 21, 2006, at
2:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funer-
al Home with Pastor Graham Glover
officiating. A visitation will be held
on Thursday, December 21, 2006,
between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the
Old McCrabb Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cro-
oss City, Florida.

Mrs. Alberta J.
Mrs. Alberta J. Thompson of Tren-
ton, passed away on Monday, De-
cember 18, 2006, at her home after a
long illness. She was 85 years old.
She lived life to the fullest and en-
joyed sewing, woodworking, and be-
ing an artist. She moved to Trenton
12 years ago from Bakersfield, Cali-
fornia and prior to that she lived in
Jacksonville and Lake City.
Mrs. Thqmpson is survivedby three
sons, Bruce Thompson of Trenton,
Robert Thompson of Taft, California,
and Jerry Thompson of Worthington
Springs; her former husband, John W.
Thompson of San Jose, Costa Rica;
a brother, Wesley Johnson of Pretty
Prairie, Kansas; eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren that she
loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to your favorite Hospice group
in memory of Mrs. Thompson.
Arrangements were under the care
of Roberts Funeral Homes, Ocala,

Mr. Roger Jacob Raitto
Mr. Roger Jacob Raitto
Mr. Roger Jacob Raitto of Granby,
Connecticut passed away on Decem-
ber llth. He was 86 years old.
He was a retired professional pho-
tographer and Insurance Agent with
offices in Hartford and Granby Cen-
ter, Connecticut for many years. He
served in the United States Army for
four years under General Patton and
was part of D-Day.
Mr. Raitto is survived by his wife
of 56 years, Barbara (Casky); two
sons, Jay Raitto of New Hamp-
shire and Jeffery Raitto of Trenton
and Williston Marine, Chiefland; a
daughter, Sally (James) Mullins of
Granby, Connecticut; a brother, Da-
vid A. Raitto of Wheelwright, Mas-
sachusetts; a sister, Barbara Moore of
Old Town and Osterville, Massachu-
setts; three grandchildren, *Jennifer
and Tyler Mullins, and Jessica Raitto
of New Hampshire.
A memorial service was performed
out-of-doors in Granby, Connecticut
with a three gun salute.

North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Bartow on Wednes-
day, December 6, 2006, were: this
week 691, last week 805 and last year
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
IU n w 1 ... r-- u._ ... -1 er 1-4- -u

z.uu lower. reeder steers andu hneiers
mostly steady. Feeder and replace-
ment cows steady. Flesh condition
Once again we find ourselves en- on feeder cattle: thin and very thin.
meshed in the Holiday Season, that Market reported until 6 P.M. 28 per-
very special time of year when we cent slaughter cows, 5 percent slaugh-
join with our loved ones in sharing ter bulls, 34 percent feeder steers, 28
centuries-old traditions such as trying percent feeder heifers, and 5 percent
to find a parking space at the mall. feeder and replacement cows.
' e traditionally do this in'm\ fam-,,, Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
ily by driving around the parking lor percent 1220-1585 (1421). 44.00-
until we see ashopper emerge from 52.00 (48.65); 1630-1855 (1720)
the mall, then we follow her, in very 47.00-50.00 (48.29)..
much the same spirit as the Three Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago fol- cent: 850-1190 (1024) 43.00--49.50
lowed a star, week after week, until it (45.36).
led them to a parking space. Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1035-1410
Dave Barry (1252) 46.50-57.50 (51.10); 1530-

1820 (1694) 51.50-56.00 (53.86).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 205-235 (227)
132.00-170.00 (150.21); 260-285
(277) 132.50-140.00 (137.65); 305-
335 (325) 126.00-136.00 (130.98);
370-375 (372) 108.00-114.00
(110.08); 410-425 (419) 102.00-
114.00 (104.97); 455-485 (472)
97.00-101.00 (99.74); 505-535 (516)
91.00-99.00 (96.00); 565-595 (578)
88.00-94.00 (91.48).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 250-275 (262)
110.00-120.00 (114.76); 310-345
(329) 108.00-117.50 (112.41); 360-
365 (362) 102.00-108.00 (104.02);
410-430 (424) 96.00-103.00 (98.40);
465-480 (475) 89.00-93.00 (90.31);
550-590 (575) 83.00-87.00 (85.39) .
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 270-295 (282) 114.00-127.00
(120.78); 315-330 (319) 112.50-
120.00 (115.89); 365-395 (382)
96.00-104.00 (98.93); 415-445 (427)
92.00-97.00 (94.98); 460-485 (477)
93.00-96.00 (93.97); 570-585 (575)
86.00-94.00 (88.71).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 265-285 (279) 100.00-110.00
(106.27); 315-340 (328) 98.00-
105.00 (101.38); 365-390 (378)
90.00-96.00 (91.47); 420-445 (432)
84.00-90.00 (86.60); 465-480 (471)
84.00-91.00 (86.97).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2 Middle-Aged: 885-1135 (1038)
56.00-62.00 (58.16) 4-6 months
Bred Cows Small and Medium 1-2
Middle-Aged: 675-690 (681) 70.00-
80.00 (74.50) 4-6 months bred.

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and He shall give thee the desires of
thine heart.
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cing to tfnb,5-20

John Taylor

SHelp Wanted

Tree Ser- Guardian ad Litem Program, Part-time
Position #13576, Salary $22,651.84.
tfub,2-22 Closing Date January 2, 2007. Responsi-
bilities include providing representation
IC: New to a circuit court Guardian ad Litem Pro-
-ensed and gram which advocates for the best inter-
2453. Call ests of abused, neglected, and abandoned
children involved in the dependency pro-
tfab,11-25 ceedings. To request State of Florida job
application call (352) 374-3656. Send to
Guardian ad Litem Program, 105 SE 1st
ed Street, Suite 7, Gainesville, FL 32601 or
1 fax (352) 491-4598. EEO/ADA/DW

Grant Administrator

Full time, 1 yr grant position. AA
degree in Criminal Justice, Business
Admin or related field. 2 yrs exp in
grant writing, administration & public
speaking. Exp w/basic Fiscal duties
to include word processing, graphics,
spreadsheet software & internet
research. Successfully complete
background investigation with drug
test and polygraph. Any combination
of education & exp which provides
the required knowledge, skills and
abilities. Must type 50 cwpm
Starting Salary: $32,558 yr
Deadline: December 22, 2006

2621 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 367-4040
v.- i .alchu.,sheriff.orO

L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
216-A N.Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 E U.
We List To Sell! A LS.
10789 SE CR # 337
MLS#754111 Priced $170,000.

8640 SW 47th Lane
2 BR/1 BA MH on 1 acre lot
MLS#750952 Priced at $65,000

Homes w/Land
MLS# 754159 3 BD/2 BA Ranch Home on 18 ac. W/ 3BD/ 2BA DW
MLS# 753342 3/BD/ 2BA MH on 7.67 ac.
MLS# 751504 3BD/ 2BA Ranch Home on City Lot
MLS# 752792 3BD/ 2BA MH on 2 City Lots
MLS# 752719 3Bd/ 2BA MH on 7.67 acres
For additional information on our listings
SVisit our website at www.lfrankgrant.com

Land in Gilchrist County
MLS# 754309 9.55 acres w/4'well 16x36 shelter w/
Large Oaks
MLS #'s 750923-750927 3 ac tract plus four (4) 5 ac
tracts w/Planted Pines
MLS # 749600 9.2 ac Planted Pines off County Grade
MLS # 749774 10 ac w/4" well-cross fenced
MLS # 749499 .45 ac commercial lot off Hwy. 129
MLS # 751029 1.04 ac wooded lot
MLS # 754160 .18 acre wooded lot
MLS # 751145 5 acre wooded lot w/Pines
MLS # 752877 5 ac wooded w/scattered oaks
MLS # 752196 5 ac mostly cleared w/scattered trees
MLS # 751741 11.51 ac cleared pasture
MLS # 751750 2 ac cleared on paved road
ML3 # 752195 2 acre wooded lot



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DWMH on 10 acres north
of Bell! 3BR/2BA, fire-
place, den, open and spa-
cious with 2,548 sq. ft. of
living space! Large chain
link doa kennel included!;


WI realty, inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker 386-935-0243
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619
by, beautiful river! A great environment for your family and friends. Only $35,000. (each)
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.
WOODED 15ACRES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY $119,500. Owner Financing i I :"., ,ln.
li AC(RES \ITH NICE D'W\ MH- .rd :..,,r,nd rental .. mh T-Tj j 1Lirac anid ; fenced;
Iiucl nl ind seclded in thBe Bell school ;:,ierm $175.,(110.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing with 15% down.
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.
RARE 20 ACRE PARCEL nestled into government land. Suwannee River view and
swimming spring a few feet away. Deer & turkey hunting. Buildable, and already has well &
power. Nicely wooded. Only $17,000/acre. $340,000. Total
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! $369,500.
4 ACRES A NICE WOODED TRACT- Good trees!! Central Suwannee County. $49,500.
20 ACRES on a paved road in Suwannee County. Only $225,000.
10 ACRES -Nice land that's high & dry, but convenient to Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers. $129,900.
buildable with well, septic & power. Other amenities. Approx 1 acre each. $234,900. for
both lots.
BEAUTIFUL 2.75 NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN LOT Has a real nice view. $89,500.
5 ACRES Nice building site with oaks mostly pasture. Partially fenced. $100,000.
For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com
"Have a Prosperous New Year in 2007"

God Bless America!!

We have many
homes and acreage
tracts available,
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3,474 sq. ft. home on 2 acres is
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shopping, schools and banking!
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insured. State Reg. #EC1300
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S.elp Wanted I

pharmacy located in Bell.
must have high school diploma
ilant. experience preferred.
Pharmacy Tecnician Position,
640, Trenton, fl 32693. E.O.E.

experience necessary. Needed
ing record and depenability. Sa
on experience. Please inquire

Instructors, Science
Trenton Middle/High Sc
Bachelor's degree or high
an accredited institution. F
certification covering Scie

Distributor is seeking
Merchandisers &
Service Reps
Full-time work in a team atmo
Must be goal oriented ar
committed to providing
excellent customer servi
Heavy lifting is required
CDL Class A preferred
butwill train.
Apply in person at
Burkhardt Sales
& Service,
6125 N.W. 18 Drive,
Gainesville, FL 32653.

Help Wanted ]

N'for busy Temporary Instructional Aide, Pre-K
Applicants Trenton Elementary School
a or equiv- High school diploma or equivalent.
apply to: Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
P.O. Box at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution,
i-21-12-28 or a passing score on an approved state
test required.
Current, valid CDA required.
AN: Prior Finance Officer
good driv- District Office
lary based Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's
(352) 535- degree in Business, Accounting or
related area. Three years of experience
tfnb, 6-22 in Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, or
related area.. Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive experience in Excel
spreadsheets and formulas.
rY Personnel Specialist
District Office
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's
hool degree in Business, Human Resources or
r from related area. Three years of experience
lorida in personnel, benefits management, or
ence. related area.
Journeyman Maintenance Worker
High School Diploma and valid Florida
Driver License with good driving record
required. Three years work experience
in building maintenance, trades
and grounds experience. Universal
sphere. EPA (HVAC) certification required.
nd Journeyman level HARV license
g preferred.
ce. Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
d. Math
District Wide
Bachelor's degree or higher from
San accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Math

"At Christmas play and make good
cheer, For Christmas comes but
once a year." Thomas Tusser

-and Associates .

4.0 Acres in Fort White with direct access to Highway 27.
Great home site. $55,000
5.0 Acres, not too densely wooded, just off of CR 138 in
Northern Gilchrist County. $52,900
2.25 Gorgeous wooded acres on this corer lot. Wildlife
sanctuary and deeded access to the Ichetucknee River.
Bring your tubes and jump right in!! Suwannee County,
Deer Ford subdivision. $58,000
-: 2.2 Gorgeous Acres xith deeded access to the Icherucknee
- and Santa Fe R\ ers. Benchmark has been set. $60,000'
-Suwannee Riverfront with 128' of frontage for your
walkway and dock. Wooded, quiet and spectacular in
Charles Springs Estates. $75,000
High Springs Two city lots with water and septic, cleared
and ready to go. Buy one or buy both. $24,000 Each
Pasture and hay barn await you on this 18+/- acres in
northern Gilchrist County. Bell school district, easy
commute, close to paved CR 138. $243,000
Rum Island Columbia county, 6.0 wooded acres. Close to
CR 138, High Springs. Great Parcel. Great
Call 1-800-643-6971
3 i _See more of our listings @
.TO Swww.phillipsrealtyland.com


I Help Wanted jj Help Wanted

Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
District Wide
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
certification covering Reading
Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12)
Bachelor's Degree in Speech/
Language Pathology/Communication
Disorders from an accredited
educational institution. Florida
certification in Speech/Language
Pathology and/or licensure in
Speech/Language Pathology.
School Psychologist
Master's Degree from an accredited
institution. Certification covering
School Psychology.


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Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma. 40 hours of in-
service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of the
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:


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Don Thomas
(352) 221-5422

Help Wanted


Bud Abbiss Carole Abbiss
Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate


P. O. Box 8 352 463 *8340
Bell, FL32619 E-Mail: tcrealty(,bellsouth.net

Help Wanted

Hometown Realty of North Florida, Inc. is
proud to welcome Don Thomas as a Realtor
Associate to our home team. Don is now
working at the Bell office and comes with an
dd ,abundance of know ledge of the:local real,
estate market. Don is a native of Gilchrist
County is a member of the Florida and
National Associations of Realtors. Mr.
Thomas would love to assist you with all of
your buying and selling real estate needs.



(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

Merry Christmas & Happy New lear

from The Troke Really Team

Standing: lan Milloy, Paul Troke, Jim Troke
Seated: Debra Powers, Jean Troke, Barbara Mayo
(and Lindsay,too)

Hometown Realty

of North Flinc.

1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352)-463-9008


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Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or
former Florida teaching certificate in a
core subject area. Once approved,
highly qualified substitutes would be
eligible for substituting at $130 a day in
pre-approved situations where there is
a long-term absence in a core subject
area. All other daily substituting would
be at current daily rates. Contact the
District Office for an application and
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW lth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.

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Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace

"It is better to suffer wrong than
to do it, and happier to be some-
times cheated than not to trust. "
Dr. Samuel Johnson

Night shift, 10PM-6AM,
Tuesday -" Saturday
Manual work in routine housekeeping,
cleaning and caring for campus buildings,
With an emphasis on floor
care maintenance. Must be able to lift and
carry 441bs.
Must read and write English,
Salary: $16,127 annually, plus benefits.
Deadline to apply: January 5, 2007
C.:,iigc jppi;: r..:.;.r, q i uircJ Position details
,jnjd i.rp .: ,.:.n a' 3.I1l1e ,*n the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcher @lakecitycc.edu g
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
S of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
: Employment.


I For Rent

IN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA duplex apt.,
817 SW 1st Street. 2 BR/2 BA SWMH on
full lot. NE 11th Avenue. Washer & dryer.
You pick, $500/mo. security and last. No
pets, no smoking inside. John Rowe, 463-

3 BR/2 BA DW ON 1.5 ACRES outside
of Trenton. $700/month, 1st, last, and
$500 security. 352-472-3201.

NICE 3 BR/1 BA HOUSE: 20 minutes
from Gainesville. New paint, carpet,
appliances, screened porch, lake view,
fenced, no pets or smokers. $850/month,
1st, last, security. 352-486-2154 or 352-

For Rent

3 BR/1 BA HOUSE: Trenton, $725/
month, 1st, last, security required, no
pets, no smoking. (352) 463-6138.

SWMH 2 BR/1 BA: Fenced ya
month. 1st & security required
area. 352-463-8316.

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FReal Estate

n. 1tu1 3 BR/2 BA: 2000 DW on 5 acres. Up-
graded with ceramic tile, new kitchen,
new appliances. Huge living .room with
4 fireplace. MBR with large private bath.
'ft 5-acres, high and dry, scattered trees on
Sa quiet county road at 5669 SW 48th Ct.
Priced to be the best buy in the area at
S $135,000. Owner at 352-463-2786 or 727
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READY TO RELAX? Want to move your family to the country?
Here is your opportunity. Real nice 3BR, 2BA mobile home on 5 acres.
1,560 Sq. Ft. Call Will Gillespie, 225-1921. $149,900. #268314
LOOKING FOR ACREAGE? Nearly 24 acres of wooded, private
property. Live in mobile home (needs some minor work) while
building your new home. Convenient to High Springs & 1-75. Enjoy
low Gilchrist Co. taxes. Call Sean Maroney, 352-665-0144. $275,000.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME on 40+ acres of improved pasture &
some oaks. Lg Fam.. Rm, iden & formal. Liv/Din. Rms w/marble
fireplace. 5200+ Sq. Ft. building w/workshop, office, gift shop & 1BR,
1BA Apt. 3 wells, on paved road. Call Martha Cornelius,
386-984-5920. $749,900. #267926
NICE HOMES ONLY SUBDIVISION just over the county line in
Gilchrist. Lower taxes! Ready to build on, this lot has some nice
hardwoods & is on a paved road. Centrally located w/great access to
High Springs, Trenton & Newberry. Call Deena Erickson,
352-494-2404. $49,900. #269768
BEAUTIFUL 5-ACRE homesite in homes only gated community.
Located in northern Gilchrist County, just a few miles from the historic
Suwannee River & the Santa Fe River. Come & relax in the country,
while keeping the city within reach. Call William Gillespie, 225-1921.
$115,000. #260804
YOUR OWN PONDEROSA! Lovely 10 acre parcel just outside High
Springs. Cleared with some trees. Bring the horses & build your dream
home or move in your manufactured home. Call Debbie Zeller,
538-2857. $139,900. #264203
40 ACRES OF WILDERNESS. For the true Pioneer, this wooded
property has a 20-acre natural pond & is teeming with wildlife.
Discover for yourself! Call Tony B6othby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 318-7829. $299,000. #267982

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
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL32693
S Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
AOPPORTUNY office@jimkingrealty.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR*

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.Really nice 2/2 home on paved road, and a corer lot. Very nice double-wide in quiet, peaceful mobile
This home as been well taken care of and it's located home park. This home has till exterior walls and
in a great neighborhood. There is a large covered well maintained. If you want to be close to fishing,
patio area out back and well built storage shed just golf and town $65,000 (lmh-754573-rh) 493-2221
steps from your back door. This is a must see, listing
at only $54,500. (LMH-754371-MKH)
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This property offers affordable waterfront living
with a neat and clean 3/2 double-wide modular
Lovely 3/2 DW MH on 3 Lots in Fanning Springs. home. There are many extras i.e., Enclosed porch,
This home features new windows, new paint, new screened bbq room, dock, garage/work-shop, and
light fixtures, completely remodeled master bath, 10 storage shed. This all sits on a beautiful lot with just
X 32 screened porch, chain link fenced yard, the right amount of large oak trees for shade and
detached garage with work area, and much more. tranquillity. $115,000. (lmh-754570-rh) 493-2221
$84,900. GMH 754226 JW 463-6144

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This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on paved street in Fanning Great Suwannee River Get-A-Way. This 2
Spring. This is a nice home with Front and Back Bedroom, 1 Bath, Home on beautifully landscaped
porches, carport and inside beautiful wood floors, acre +/- with some lovely Oaks. 154 ft. on the
Cathedral ceilings. Call your agent and make Suwannee River, dock, Carport for boat parking.
appointment today. $164,500. (LR-753863-K) Not many like this one. $385,000. (DW-754562)
493-2221 493-2221

screened room, garage, appliance allow-
ance, 1 acre, $167,500. 352-339-0373,
2tp,12-14 & 12-28

SW 6th Avenue. CB 3 BR/1.5 BA, near
Trenton Elementary School, furnished,
$135,000. Unfurnished $130,000.. Call
463-2042, 7 9 pm
"If you want a thing well done, do it
yourself Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Private & Secluded! Remodeled
DWMH, 3BR/2BA, 5 acres,
Carport, pump house, plenty of wildlife.
Call Lynn Barber-Realtor 352-542-1212.

Real Estate

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







Outstanding Agents.
Outstanding Results.

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

Kim Stanley
Cell (352) 745-6236

Beauritlil 5 acres \i~tli planted pines near Grlchritst A.laciua Coiunr, line
on paved road. Ready for your new home! $90,000.

New Listing! Lovely 3/2 home built in 2004 just outside City of Trenton
on CR 319. 1 acre lot with gorgeous trees & paved roads., The home has
1667 sq ft living space with vaulted ceilings, luxury master bath & open
kitchen/dining area plus it has a 2 car.garage. $230,000

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Clean 2BR/IBA concrete block
Home in Chiefland. Home is
864 sq.ft., 1977 built located on
.34 acres tract.

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Country Charm describes this
Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home on
9 acres located outside city limits
of Trenton. A must see home! Call today!


everyone at
SSmith & Associates, Inc.

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Modem appeal with country flare.
Home features large great room,
4BR/2BA, 5 acres, fish pond,
waterfall, patio, garage & much more!


Magnificent home & property!
This 3BR/2BA home is brick & features an
oversized rock fireplace, spacious living room,
5 acres & large screened porch.

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Enjoy the wildlife with thiis 3BR/2BA Brick
home on beautilll 5 acre tract. Spacious fronl
yard. fenced & cross fenced, Come see this home
today! Call Jack Schofill Realtor 352-214-8108
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.11 Suwannee .$250,000
.20 Fanning Springs $75,000
.24 Trenton $19,900
.30 Chiefland $25,000
.31 Chiefland $39,500
.40 Trenton $20,000
.46 Bell $19,900
.48 Trenton $20,000
.50, Suwannee $65,000
.67 Fanning $35,000
.70 Trenton $24,900
.90 Chiefland $34,900
1.0 Chiefland $29,900
1.0 Bell $23,000
1.0 Bell $23,000
1 acre Bell $30,000
1.25 Fanning Springs $24,900
1.33 Chiefland $49,500
1.84 Suwannee $250,000
2 acre Bell $45,000
2pEt.ai G$59,000
2.0 Chiefland $46,000
2.29 Branford $179,900
4.75 Trenton $79,900
4.77 Bell $69,900
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6.08 Trenton
7.72 Chiefland
8.18 Chiefland
8.8 High.Springs
9.0 Trenton
9.62 Bell
9.63 Bell
9.63 Chiefland


10 Trenton $60,000
10 Chiefland $139,900
10 Trenton $100,000
10 Bell $100,000
10 Bell $124,900
10 Bell .$139,900
10 Trenton $129,900
10 Bell $99,000
10 Chiefland $ 109,900
12EG DA, 9,500,000
14.84 Bell $222,600
14.85 High Springs $222,750
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24 Bell
25 Trenton
31.33 Chiefland
33.5 Trenton
35.4 Bell
53.09 Bell
61.59 Trenton
70 Trenton
80 Bell
100 Trenton
105.08 Chiefland
120 Bell


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Trenton I & IIApartments

ForRent 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.

& Cou nntry

Dixie -.Gilchrist Levy Board of Realtors and Multiple Lip.ii, Service
P. 0. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty@bellsouth.net
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
40 ACRES wooded, frontage on 2 roads, Bell, $480,000. MLS 754588
BEAUTIFUL OAKS 3.8 acres, occasional pond, septic, 2" well, no pump
or tank, power pole, possible owner financing, owner/agent, Bell. $49,700.
MLS 754710
CORNER 10 ACRES very pretty, Bell, $129,900. MLS 752677
S15 ACRES 2003 DW 3/2 MH, Bell, $250,000. MLS 754345
2/2 DWMH half acre, Fanning Springs, $95,000, owner/agent. MLS
1 ACRE x 2 oaks, pines, Bell, $21,000 each. MLS 753831, 32.
13 ACRES paved road, Old Town, $182,000. MLS 752182
UNFINISHED wood frame home, well, septic, 5.48 acres, Old Town,
$120,000. MIS 753370
1 ACRE on a hill, north of Bell, $25,000. MLS 752050
5 ACRES commercial building, Bell, $298,000. MLS 751978
CORNER 2 acres, paved road, Branford, $39,500. MLS 753171
6 ACRES next to downtown park, giant oaks, zoned R-3 for half-acre
lots, multifamily. Bell, $300,000. MLS 750200
20 ACRES corer, Bell, $300,000 firm. MLS 751123
20 ACRES SWMH, Branford, $248,000. SALE PENDING

Smith & Associates,
PRE N I E R S E R \ C E[

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Ameris Health System
CON Hospital
Application Is Denied
(Continued from Page One)
would have proceeded to go forward
and we are excited about our plans for
the future of Nature Coast, Bird said.
There were some positive notes
in the administration's report. State
officials said that financially, Am-
eris has a good short-term position
and an acceptable long-term posi-
tion. The report also said that Am-
eris' plans for construction costs
and deadlines were reasonable.
Local officials who favored
the hospital being built said they
would encourage company of-
ficials to appeal the decision.
Sharon M. Gordon-Girvin, who
represented Ameris during the pro-
cess, said she is not sure what the
hospital company's next step will be.
We would like to meet with the
agency and try to resolve any is-
sues they had with this applica-
tion, Gordon-Girvin said. I am not
sure why they denied it so I am not
sure what all the issues may be.
Levy County coordinator Fred
Moody said commissioners were
totally devastated by the decision.
We were sure this application had
all the merits and warranted ap-

proval. I noticed that there is an
appeal process and certainly we
will encourage that it be used.
Gilchrist County Administrator,
Ron McQueen explained he expects
the residents of Levy, Dixie and Gil-
christ counties to be disappointed.
Health care in emergencies be-
comes a very personal issue and in
some cases, a life and death issue,
McQueen said. This decision shows
once again that the permitting system
is flawed for rural areas and that one
size does not fit all, so there needs to
be some consideration given to the
unique situations of rural counties.
Dixie County Commissioner
Buddy Lamb said the problem
goes well beyond the tri-county
area that worked with Ameris.
When a system put in place to pro-
tect citizens fails them so miserably,
it is time to change the system, Lamb
said. I am only one voice in this fight
but I am of the opinion that we need
to get our representatives to introduce
legislation to exempt this hospital
from the certificate of need process.

Journal Deadline Moved
To Friday For Next
The Gilchrist County Journal
deadline for the December 28th issue
is Friday, December 22nd at noon.

Progress Energy Florida
Names Potential
Nuclear Plant Site In
Levy County
(Continued from Page Two)
than 25 percent in the next decade,
and today's announcement is part of
our long-term, balanced approach to
meeting our customers' future needs.
"The site selection is not a decision
to build a nuclear plant. That decision
won't be made for a year or longer.
But it is a critical step in ensuring that
nuclear power remains open and vi-
able for future years. That flexibility
is important to consumers through-
out the region, because it translates
to having the right resources at the
right time, and that promotes con-
tinued electric system reliability and
stable prices. If and when we build a
new nuclear plant, it will be with our
continued rock-solid commitment to
safety and security and will incorpo-
rate state-of-the-art technology."

The Gilchrist County
Journal Will Be Closed
December 25 And January 1
The Gilchrist County Journal Office
will be closed December 25 and
January 1 for the holidays.

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Septic of Chiefland. Santa was the Captain as the team of reindeer on the bow appeared to lead the
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Lake City Community
College Chili Cookoff
On November 20th, the Lake City
Community College (LCCC) chap-
ter of Florida Association of Com-
munity Colleges (FACC) served hot
chili, crackers, cheese, cookies, and
a beverage to employees for lunch.
It was a cold day and the chili was
a big hit!
In conjunction with the chili cook-
out, a silent cake auction was held.
Eleven cakes were auctioned off.
Thanks to the generosity of faculty
and staff participation $375 was
earned through this event. It will be
used in to fund LCCC's FACC Holi-
day Reception to be held in Decem-

Outstanding Volunteers
Honored At March Of
Dimes Annual
Appreciation Dinner
The North Central Florida Divi-
sion of the March of Dimes held its
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Din-
ner to recognize and celebrate the
hard work of many of its dedicated
volunteers on November 15th.
Over 200 volunteers, representing
the Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake,
Levy, Marion, Putnam and Suwannee
Valley areas, attended the event held
at the Best Western Gateway Grand
hotel in Gainesville.
The March of Dimes celebrated
the power and commitment of North
Central Florida volunteers. Six-year-
old Alexa Ostolaza and her parents
Josue and Jessica of Gainesville were
featured and recognized for the reign
as the 2006 National Youth Ambassa-
dor Family. Through the year Alexa
and her family traveled to over 60
cities in 19 states talking with volun-
teers about Alexa's premature birth
story and the importance of people
supporting the March of Dimes' ef-
forts to prevent premature birth.
Awards were presented to outstand-
ing volunteers in their county.
The Gilchrist County Volunteer
of the Year Award was presented tb
Jeryl Brown. Jeryl is a Physical Edu-
cation teacher at Trenton Elementary
and has dedicated much time to the
March of Dimes mission and works
hard to assure the annual Trenton
Elementary WalkMania is a fun and
successful event each and every year.
Through much of her efforts Trenton
Elementary raised over $1,600 at this
year's WalkMania. Jeryl is dedicated
and passionate about raising aware-
ness for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes is a national
voluntary health agency whose mis-
sion is to improve the health of ba-
bies by preventing birth defects,
premature birth and infant mortal-
ity. Founded in 1938, the March of
Dimes funds programs of research,
community services, education, and
advocacy to save babies and in 2003
launched a five-year campaign to ad-
dress the increasing rate of premature
birth. For more information, visit the
March of Dimes Web site at www.
marchofdimes.com or its Spanish
Web site at www.nacersano.org.

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