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: March 15, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
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Win A New Chevrolet In Bell

Middle-High School PTA Golf

Tournament March 24
The Bell Middle High PTA will for of student scholarships. The tour- Scoggins Chevrolet in Chiefland
the 13th year in a row sponsor an an- nament will once again have a su- will sponsor a new car especially for
nual golf tournament for the benefit per super prize....A NEW CAR..... (Continued on Page 16)

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 76 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

7 N. 47 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 ,Pre $20.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 76 No. 47 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, March 15, 2007 Price 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $24.00 Other Areas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $28.00 Out Of State

Sheriff Turner's Perspective,

He Needs More Money For The

Safety Of Gilchrist Residents

Submitted by Sheriff Turner
On Monday, March 5, 2007, my
Administrative staff and I, along
with representatives from the coun-
ty commission met in Tallahassee,
with a committee representing the
Governor's Cabinet in an effort to
come to a resolution concerning my
budget appeal. It was a well struc-
tured exchange of information; many
questions were asked of this agency
as well as the Board of County Com-
missioners )BOCC) in an effort to de-
termine if the request of the Sheriff's
Office was in fact duly needed for the
safety and security of all Gilchrist
County citizens.
I. submitted a good faith budget
which was not composed of wants
or wishes but those items essential
to performing the mandates of my
office to ensure the safety and secu-
rity of our citizens. Many hours were
spent in preparation of a budget that
addressed our needs. My sworn law
enforcement administrative staff and
I represent over 140 years of law en-
forcement experience.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office is composed of four separate
divisions with each having its own
budget and high liability concerns.
Each division plays a crucial role
in the overall public safety and yet
each works collectively to provide
the statutory services for the public's
welfare. The Sheriff's Office func-

tions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year. The majority of the
other county departments operate on
a 40-hour work week.
With the growth and increased call
loads we can no longer provide the
same level of services that we have in
the past! -Thus requiring the need for
additional funding. This is the first
time that we have utilized the appeal
process and only do so in the inter-
est of public safety. We know that
the county actually has funding to
provide these services, and still have
adequate funds left in reserve.
With the increase in court case loads
the Board of County Commissioners
acknowledged the need to construct
a $2.8 million judicial addition to the
courthouse, but for some reason can-
not understand the need for two addi-
tional deputies to help staff it, as well
as serve the ever increasing number
of civil processes and warrants when
not in court. I cannot understand how
the BOCC thought that the new secu-
rity cameras, x-ray machines, magne-
tometer, sensors and card reader entry
would operate itself and therefore not
require additional personnel. Person-
nel issues were discussed many times
during the planning and construction
Law enforcement is an essential
element of county government as
stated in the Constitution of the State
of Florida. Over the recent past we

have faced domestic terrorism (Grey-
hound bus w/alleged bomb), a child
abduction, two major homicide inves-
tigations and increased child abuse
investigations combined with our
increasing call load of over 23,115
calls for service. In anticipation of
the more than 60 new subdivisions
plotted for Gilchrist County, we are
well aware of the increased need for
law enforcement in all of its forms.
The BOCC offered us a $350,000
increase. WE agreed upon the sal-
ary increases and with the increase
in insurance it left $71,735.00 for op-
erating expenses or "to do as I saw
fit" as the board put it. Let me say
the Board gave their employees pay
increases (pursuit to a grant study es-
tablishing a pay scale for all county
positions). This is good, but just
because we are the largest employer
covered under the budget, do not be
led to believe we are draining all the
resources. This is no more than they
gave their own Board employees.
By their actions the Board had
made an attempt to cut funding based
upon monetary figures without the
knowledge of the day to day opera-
tions and mandates that the Sheriff's
office operates within. As has been
stated, "they take care of their De-
partments and it's up to me take care
of the Sheriff's Office." They under-
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Ashton Sanchez from Lil' Farmers 4-H Club in Gilchrist County exhibited the Grand Champion Fat Steer
at the 2007 Suwannee River Fair on Tuesday, March 13. Ashton's steer weighted 1255 pounds. Pictured
also is steer judge Mike Milicevicfrom Lake Placid, Florida. He is the general manager of Lykes Ranch and
is a graduate of Texas A&M.

Gilchrist County Youth Do Well In

Steer Showmanship

Area 4-H and FFA members came
to the 2007 Suwannee River Fair
Steer Showmanship competition
dressed in their green or blue jackets
and ready to compete. Every seat was


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filled with interested friends and fam-
ily members. on Saturday afternoon
when the contest began just after 5
The Fat Steer Showmanship com-
petition began with the Junior show-
men. Ed Dillard the Showmanship
Judge quickly narrowed the competi-
tion down to his three top showmen
who were all from Gilchrist County.
The winners included Brandalyn
Bishop of Flatwood Friends who
placed first, Erin Jones of Wilcox
4-H who placed second and Bruce
Thomas, Jr. of Lil' Farmers 4-H who
placed third.
Intermediate Fat Steer Showman-
ship came next and the winners were
Daniel Bell of Dixie County 4-H in
first place, Briton LeVerett of Tren-
ton Jr. FFA who placed second and
third place went to Hunter Anderson
of Dixie 4-H. The Senior Fat Steer
Competition was a heated contest
and when the smoke cleared show
'announcer J. D. Holmes of Bronson
called the top six showmen into the
ring for the final showdown. Katie
Quincey of Trenton FFA, Rachel
Harrison also of Trenton FFA, Corey

Jerrels of Levy 4-H, Jamie Van Aer-
nam of Dixie FFA, Crystina Nobs of
Bell FFA, Brett Crawford of Tren-
ton FFA and Stephanie Chatman of
Trenton FFA all competed for the top
three places. Corey Jerrels of Bron-
son placed first, Stephanie Ghatman
who was showing the Trenton Chap-
ter steer placed second and Rachel
Harrison also of Trenton FFA placed
The Feeder Steer contest Jr. divi-
sion was won by three young 4-H
members from Levy County. Harold
Tillis, Jr. placed first, Landon Smith
placed second and Tyler Beauchamp
placed third. Those who were in the
last round of the contest were Kailey
Roux of Santa Fe 4-H, Zachary Mu-
sic of Dixie 4-H and Gray Childers of
Dixie 4-H.
Skyler Horne of Chiefland FFA
won the Intermediate Feeder Steer
contest. Amy Anderson of Dixie 4-
H placed second and Makayla Baker
of Willison FFA placed third. Those
called back for the final contest in-
cluded Kodie Meeks of Levy 4-H,
Jonathan Smith of Trenton Jr. FFA,
(Continued on Page Sixteen)

Jacksonville Man Is Critically

Injured In Semi Truck Accident

Saturday In Fanning Springs

A Jacksonville man was reported '-, -
to have driven into the path of a semi-
truck that.was traveling northbound
on US 19 Saturday afternoon in front
of the Department of Agriculture-
Suwannee River Fair barn, reported
Trooper Slade of the Florida High-
way Patrol.
This accident occurred in the inter-
section of SW 70th Avenue and US
19 as William A Emory, 66, was at-
tempting to turn into the left lane of
the south bound traffic when he drove
out in front of a 2007 Kenworth semi-
truck driven by Matthew J. Sparks of
Alma, Michigan. The front right side
of the truck crashed into the driver's
left side of the car.
Emory was trapped inside the
wreckage until the Fanning Springs
Fire Department arrived on the scene
with hydraulic rescue equipment. This traffic collision site was very busy Saturday afternoon as Fan-
The First Responders cut the vehi- ning Springs Firemen were working to disassemble the wreckage to
cle away from the driver to remove remove William A. Emory, the driver of the 1998 Cadillac who was
(Continued on Page Two) pinned in the vehicle.

JoannaRoberts And Grandson

Address Congress To Request Funds

For Research For Lupus Disease

The Roberts Family lost a loved one to this debilitating disease

by Carrie A. Mizell
While holding a favorite picture of
her daughter, 'Joanne Roberts of Bell
stood on stage before members of
Congress on March 1st to talk about
the lengthy battle her daughter Dina
fought in vain against a deadly auto-
immune disease known as lupus.
"I have no idea what I said! There
were 350 people there from 31 dif-
ferent states and I was asked to speak
first," Roberts said. "It was so hard,
but I just kept thinking that 50 per-
cent of the people in the room had
lupus and were going through what
we had already faced."
Thankfully, Dina's son, Josh Was-
son, 15, stood beside his anxious
grandmother on stage. Also, Roberts'
husband Gerald was seated in the au-
While the family enjoyed a week
spent in Washington D.C. taking
in historic sites, the purpose for the
trip remained in the forefront of their
minds and hearts.
Joanne had been one of three peo-
ple in the state of Florida asked by
the Lupus Foundation of America
to speak before Congress during
the 2007 Lupus Advocacy Day. Her
mission was to personally inform
congressmen how debilitating lupus
can be while urging them to allocate
more funds for lupus research and
Nationally 1.5 million people have,
been diagnosed with lupus. In Flor-
ida, 87,785 people are battling the
disease, according to Roberts.
"Dina was not the only one. There
are others in this area who are really
suffering from lupus," Roberts said.
"Jim Hodge is suffering terribly right
now. He was scheduled to go with us
to Washington D.C. but he went back
into the hospital and stayed there for
35 days."

In Washington D.C. for the 2007 Lupus Advocacy Day was: Joanne
Roberts; Maggi McQueen, Chairman of Lupus Foundation of
America-Greater Florida Chapter, Inc.; Michael J. Keefer, President
and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America-Greater Florida Chap-
ter, Inc., and Josh Wasson.
The Lupus Foundation of America
has five major, public policy agenda
items for the 110th Congress. They
are: Increase the funding for National
Institutes, of Health and increase iu-
pus research at National Institutes of
Health; Fully fund the National Lu-
pus Patient Registry; Enact the Lupus
REACH Amendments legislation;
Support lupus education and aware-
ness; Fund lupus research at the De-
partment of Defense.
"I would like to encourage people
with lupus, or family members of
someone battling lupus to contact
me. Support groups 'are available in
this area," Roberts said. "I talked to

(Continued on Page 16)

Dina Roberts Wasson

Peggy Milito Exemplifies

"Discretion" As Character Council

Personality for March

Geneva Cornwell
The key concepts of discretion
are considering reactions, choosing
words carefully, checking one's at-
titude, minding one's manners and
learning from one's critics.
The actual definition of discretion
is "recognizing and avoiding words,
actions, and attitudes that could bring
undesirable consequences." Discre-
tion's opposite is simplemindedness.
In reflecting on the word, "discre-
'tion," it gives a real sense of under-
standing that each individual has a
unique perspective and experiences
life slightly differently than anyone
else. Tempering what we say and how

we act with awareness of the feelings
and opinions of others is the essence
of discretion.
The words, attitudes, goals and
actions of the human heart must be
tested before implementation. A per-
son must realistically consider the
possible outcome, and remain open
to good advice, since people do not
respond' to what we mean to say, for
they respond to what they understand
we say. The difference can be worlds
This month, the Character Council
of Gilchrist County has selected a
special lady who epitomizes discre-
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by: John M. Ayers
On Monday evening as I was sit-
ting in the recliner looking at the
Weather Channel, the telephone rang.
I looked at my watch and it was just
after 8:15 p.m. The voice on the other
end was strange, when I finally dis-
covered who it was, I was shocked to
find out that my cousin, Guy Richard
Thompson of Ft. Myers, Florida had
died. His son Guy Lee had called to
let me know that his dad had been out
in a state park in south Florida shoot-
ing some wildlife photography in ,a
blind where he, was found on Mon-
day morning.
To say that I was shocked and sad-
dened is just a small explanation to
just how this makes me feel. I had not
seen or talked to Guy in some time.
After I called our family members
to let them know of the unexpected
tragedy, I sat and talked with Cindy
Jo about just how short life actually
I recalled the time when Guy Rich-
ard and I had lunch over at the Old
Boarding House after our parents had
passed on and we planned a week of
fishing down at Suwannee. He and
I both love the outdoors and we felt
this would be a good time to get to-
gether and think about our parents
and how they loved-the family-camp
at Suwannee. Needless to say,somen-
thing came up in schdJuling thattjepi
us from having that enjoyable inp
down on the Suwannee River.
SWhen we think oflife, we often
feel that we will live forever. But in
reality, life is only but a moment.
When I think of my age and all of

the friends that I have that are expe-
riencing some type of health issues,
I feel the uncertainty that life on this
earth is not as long as what I once be-
It is a tragedy that all to often that
we lose touch with our family mem-
bers until we receive the dreaded call
that a loved one has passed on.
Take the'time today too touch base
with all of your family to enjoy the
relationship with them while they are
still here. If you have not made the
appropriate commitment to experi-
ence eternal life, I trust you will also
take that step and receive Jesus Christ
as your personal Savior.

Levy/Gilchrist Retired
Educators Observes
Black History Month
During its February meeting at
Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell,
members of the Levy/Gilchrist Re-
tired Educators Association observed
Black History Month by listening to
a presentation by Alphonso Johnson.
Included in his presentation Mr.
Johnson read an article entitled,
"What If There Were No Black Folk?"
It proceeded to outline many of the
inventions made by black people,
among which were the clothes dryer
invented by George Salmon, the pen-
cil sharpener invented by John Love
and the traffic light invented by Gar-
rett Morgan. Most notable among
these was George Washington Carver
who fundd over 300 by-product,
Sfronmthe peanut.
'- I-he ass6&dation \cl-'",ii'ed tw6
new members, Betty Owens and
Karen Brown, both former teachers
in Chiefland. Their years of service
to education were 26 and 30 respec-
Delia M. Long

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Quiet: the sound of calm repose. It is difficult to find
many homes that enjoy the solitude of peace once shared by
every home in the absence of television. Is this a time when
men ,can-find solace in the meditation of the world about
them or seek meditation in the knowledge of God?
Television has become such a- part of our lives that we
cannot enjoy a quiet meal at a restaurant without a television
blaring over our heads. Children will not be happy riding in
the car without the DVD playing. Cell phones and PDA's are
prolific in music, videos and streaming pictures from
satellites. Our minds are inundated with minute-by-minute
updates of news, weather, sports and entertainment.
Through the medium of media, our lives are conformed
to the wishes, desires and collective opinions of those who
produce our entertainment. News that took weeks to travel
to our homes.is now pumped live into living rooms from all
over the world. There is no sanctity of solitude as moguls of
distraction guide our lives through the addictive pleasures of
Idols, Oscars, Soaps, murder, sexuality, immorality,
materialism and greed. The mind is overwhelmed with the
blur of moving pictures and sound.
The Psalmist writes, "Blessed is the man who walks not
in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of
sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in
the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and
night" (Psalms 1:1-2). The need of mediation is to ponder
on the delights of the law of the Lord. Albert Barnes says of
this verse: "He thinks of it; he endeavors to understand its
meaning; he has pleasure in reflecting on it. It is not a
subject which he puts away from him, or in respect to
which he is indifferent, but he keeps it before his mind,

Jacksonville Man Is
Seriously Injured In
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Emory from the wreckage. Emory
was wearing a safety belt at the time
of the accident. Gilchrist and Levy
County Emergency Medical Service
teams were on the scene to assist in
stabilizing the driver and preparing
him to be airlifted to Shands at the
University of Florida.
Trooper Slade reported the driver
is charged with Violation of Right of
Way. Corporal Clark of the Florida
Highway Patrol was also a member
of the investigative team involved in
this accident. The 1998 Cadillac was
estimated to have $8500 in damages.
The Kenworth was reported to have
$4500 in damages.
This intersection was very busy
Saturday afternoon as the 55th An-
nual Suwannee River Fair and Live-
stock Show and Sale welcomed
students and their families from the
Tri-County area.

By Lauren Rudd

Investing is not difficult. Anyone
with a modicum of common sense
should have no difficulty building a
successful portfolio. Yes, it is that easy
and no you do not need professional
advice or specialized computer
software or expensive newsletters
and whatever else is being touted
these days by those claiming to have
an "inside track."
In fact, there is one technique that
anyone can use to build a decent
portfolio...in about 20 minutes.
Your total commission cost, using a
discount brokerage house, should not
exceed $45 and you do not have to
look at your portfolio for a year.
Developed by money manager
Michael O'Higgins, the methodology
is referred -to as the Dow 5 theory
and,it was originally described in his
book "Beating the Dow," (Harper
Collins Publishers, 1991). O'Higgins'
strategy- limits your selection of
possible investment candidates to the
30 companies that make up the Dow
Jones industrial average.
These companies may gain, lose,
spin off, acquire, merge, rename
themselves, reorganize, or even
drop out of the Dow, but they are an
integral and vital part of our economic
The Dow 5 theory consists of
selecting from the Dow 30, the five
lowest priced stocks out of the ten with
the highest dividend yield. You buy
an equal dollar amount, not an equal
number of shares, of each of these
five companies and hold the shares
for one year. On the anniversary of
your purchase, you again identify the
five lowest priced stocks out of the
ten with the highest yield and adjust
your portfolio accordingly. '
Does the Dow 5 theory work every
year? No, there were some years,
such as in 2005, when you will have
an overall negative return. Here are
some annual results:
For the year 2004, the total return

and has satisfaction in doing it." How often can we turn the
television off and spend time quality time in meditation
on the word of God?
Through quiet meditation of the word of God,. we
remember the great things the Lord has done for His people.
In the midst of trouble, David said that he reflected upon the
deeds of the Lord. "I remember the days of old, I meditate
Son all that thou hast done; I muse on what thy hands have
wrought" (Psalms 143:5). Asaph declared, "I will call to
mind the deeds of the LORD; yea, I will remember thy
wonders of old. I will meditate on all thy work, and muse
on thy mighty deeds" (Psalms 77:11-12). The power of
meditation on God brings about wisdom (Psalm 37:30),
righteousness (Psalm 35:28; 71:24), and truth (Proverbs 8:7).
From the wilderness David proclaims, "My soul is feasted
as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with
joyful lips, when I think of thee upon my bed, and meditate
on thee in the watches of the night; for thou hast been my
help, and in the shadow of thy wings I singforjoy" (Psalms
63:5-7). David had a life filled with the quiet meditation of
the law of God. He was a man after God's own heart (Acts
13:22) and this was,brought about by his love for the words
of God:
The challenge for the people of God today is to put aside
the distractions of life and focus fully upon the word of God.
The Lord exhorted the people to meditate on His law day and
night (Joshua 1:8) and we must take up that same banner.
Compare the hours spent in front of the television and the
hours spent at the feet of God. Television will profit nothing;
His words will profit everything. Read the Good Book

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Over the weekend I visited the fair,
the Suwannee River Fair, that is. It
just amazes me year after year the ol'
fair just rolls along. Kids and parents
from the three counties, Gilchrist,
Levy and Dixie work hard to bring
their exhibits to the fair.
Be it a German chocolate cake or a
furry bunny there are well over 1,000
entries in the fair each year. Many
longtime area families have taken
part in the fair for three generations.
John's mother Mary Ayers showed
a heifer in the 1940s at the first fair,
which was actually held here in Tren-
ton. For many of us the Suwannee
River Fair is a important Tri-County

for the Dow 5 was 12.4 percent.
The S&P 500 had a total return of
10.9 percent, Fidelity Magellan
(FMAGX) 7.5 percent and the
Vanguard Index 500 (VFINX) 10.7
percent. Remember that total return
includes all dividends.
For 2005, the return on the Dow 5
was a -0.4 percent. As I said, things
do not work out perfectly every
year. For the same period, the S&P
had a total return of 4.9 percent,
Fidelity Magellan 6.4 percent and the
Vanguard Index 4.8 percent.
However, look at last year's results.
For 2006, the return on the Dow 5
was a 42.0 percent, while the S&P
had a total return of 15.8 percent,
Fidelity Magellan 7.2 percent and the
Vanguard Index 15.6 percent.
Want some longer term numbers?
Remembering that I have continually
made the point that an investment
horizon is 3 to 5 years, the 5 year the
average annual total annual return on
the Dow 5 was 13.3 percent, while
the S&P chalked up 7.6 percent
return, Magellan 4.5 percent and the
Vanguard Index 7.5 percent.
For those who think that the last 5
years was fraught with abnormalities,
during the past 15 years the average
annual return on the Dow 5 was 15.9
percent, while the S&P returned
12.0 percent, the 'Magellan 10.9
percent and the Vanguard Index 11.9
Please note that there is no iron
clad rule that says your year has to
start on January 1. You can calculate
a current Dow 5 list on any day.
Remember, the purpose is to invest in
some high yielding blue chip stocks
that are currently out of favor and
hold those stocks for a minimum of
one year.
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..

Lottery Numbers
March 7

Lotto Drawing:

No winner of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
48 at $6,427.50

4-Digit Winners
2,810 at $89.00

3-Digit Winners:
60,974 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

March 10 -

Lotto Drawing:

No winners of the $6 million

5-Digit Winners:
57 at $7,555.50

4-Digit Winners:
4,984 at $70.00

3-Digit Winners:
90,467 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

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area tradition that spans several gen-
I would also like to thank those who
work so hard to keep the fair chug-
ging along year after year. Many peo-
ple give countless hours with no pay-
ment and often times very little in the
way of a thank you. Marvin Weaver
our County Agent in Gilchrist County
has worked for years to make sure the
grounds are ready before the fair ac-
tually begins. All that sawdust has to
be replaced each and every year. Dur-
ing the fair you'll see Marvin driving
around in an old army surplus truck
loading trash cans to empty. After the
fair he organizes yet another clean up
using the inmates from Lancaster to
help clean the grounds. Darrell Smith
is another who you hardly see at the
fair except during the swine show be-
cause he is hold up in the fair office
for days entering the data onto the
computer system. This information is
used to make the shows run smooth,
it also is how the awards night list
is completed. Most importantly all
the sales data is tallied so the bills
.for selling animals can be collected.
Marvin and Darrell are just two of
many who work tirelessly year after
year to make the fair such a wonder-
ful learning experience for all our

On a little sadder note, everyone
at the Journal was sad to hear that
Mr. Freddie Rutledge passed away
on Monday. Most everyone who has
spent much time in Trenton knew Mr.
Freddie. He was probably one of the
Journal's most avid readers and for
many years he waited faithfully for
the paper to arrive from the printers
each Wednesday afternoon near our
office back door.
I can hear him now when I would
enter a local restaurant to buy a. cup
of sweet tea each morning. Mr. Fred-
die's face would light up with his
own special smile and he'd throw up
his hand and say, "Hey, Cindi."'He
never failed to brighten my day \. ilh
his endless cheerfulness. If you knew
Mr. Freddie you know that he had
health issues that followed him al-
most his entire life. In fact his health
issues would have been a disabling
condition to anyone else except Mr.
Freddie who just kept making the
best of each day.
His brother and I talked on Tues-

day afternoon and he believed that
Mr. Freddie must have had polio as
a small child and the disease left his
left side pretty much useless. Mrs.
Janice Welch told me that he suffered
a stroke during the night on Sun-
day and never really came out of it.
Mr. and Mrs. Wimpy Welch and Jo
Smith took good care of Mr. Freddie
for quite a while due to his unstable
We all feel like a part of what makes
Trenton such a special place is now
missing since he is gone. I would
like to think that he is in a much bet-
ter place than this with a brand new
body, which is perfect. I feel really
blessed to have known him.

/emon oun dGae
2 cups sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter,
4 eggs, room temperature
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk, room tempera-
1 tablespoon lemon zest (grated
lemon peel)
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Beat
sugar and butter in large bowl at
medium speed, scraping bowl often,
until creamy (5-8 minutes). Continue
beating, adding eggs one at a time.
Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradu-
ally adding flour, baking powder,
baking soda and salt alternately with
buttermilk, scraping bowl often, un-
til well mixed (2 to 3 minutes). Add
lemon peel and lemon juice. Contin-
ue beating until well mixed.
Pour batter into greased and floured
12-cup bundt or tube pan. Bake for
55 minutes or until inserted tooth-
pick comes out clean. Remove from
oven and cool completely in pan.
Remove from pan and drizzle glaze
over cake.
To Make Glaze:
Mix the following ingredients
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons softened butter

Fanning Springs City
Council To Hold Annual
Easter Egg Hunt
March 31st
On Saturday, March 31, 2007,
Fanning Springs City Council will be
having their annual Easter Egg Hunt
at Fort Fanning Historical Park.
Children from ages 1-11 are invited
to come and join the fun.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
and the egg hunt \will beg in at 10:00
Three age groups will hunt sepa
rately with various prizes. Bring your
Easter basket and come prepared to
have fun.

What lies behind you and what lies
in front of you, pales in comparison
to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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American Legion Airs
Last Saturday, March 10, the Fourth District meeting was held at Dunnellon Post 58,
with Fourth District Commander, Ray Hall, presiding over the meeting Post 91
Commander, Bill Dampier and the Post Adjutant, Bob Bennet, represented Trenton's
Post 91. Post 149 Commander, Charlie Fidler (also Fourth District.Judge Advocate)
along with Jim Ramos and Wayne Gravely, the Fourth District Vice-Commanders and
Legionnaire Sylvia Fidler, represented Post 149 in Newberry.
The Fourth District is just behind the neighboring Third District in membership. The
other two Districts of the Northern Area make up the next two Districts in membership,
leading the rest of the state. If you haven't renewed your membership, do it this month.
If you know one of your Legionnaire friends that haven't renewed their dues, convince
them to do so. The Fourth District is only a few percentage points behind the Third and
if we work the membership, Fourth District will be on top again. Get out and recruit
members and renew old members.
Fourth District Sergeant-at-Arms, Marie Kramer (also Commander of Post 166 in
Homossassa Springs), reminded those present about flag etiquette and what is right and
proper in display and use of our Nation's flag. There are some politicians and others
that forget what is respect to the Colors when they are campaigning for votes. It is not
always the politician, but their advertisements that are improper and it is up to all of us
to make sure the flag is not disgraced.
Fourth District Vice-Commander, Jim Ramos showed excerpts from an American
Legion DVD concerning membership, with ideas from all around -the US, with
Legionnaires from other states telling what has worked for them in their membership
recruiting and retaining members. The presentation was quite interesting and
Jim is also the Department of Florida Chairman of Children and Youth, and he spoke
briefly about the program and reminded us that April is Children and Youth Month.
The Northern Area Ball is in Lake City at Post 57 (on US-441, just south of the city)
and will be April 21, 2007, beginning at 6:30 PM and going until. There will be a
cocktail hour from 5:00 until 6:00 PM and the dinner and dance will begin at 6:30 PM.
The tickets are $17.50 per person.
Trenton's Post 91 will hold the regular monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, March
15, and it will be the American Legion 88th Birthday Celebration. There will be the
Donation Dinner from 5:30 until 6:45, and it will be cored beef and cabbage in honor
of Saint Patrick's Day on Saturday. Come out early for the meeting and enjoy dinner
and conversation with friends and fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary members from
Post 91 and their guests. Bring friends and neighbors with you, the dinner is open to
everyone. Then plan to stay for the meeting and hear what Post 91 is planning for the
Remember our Anred Forces all around the world, each day in your thoughts and
prayers, and here at home, watch over our Legionnaires, veterans, widows and the
families of those called to active duty in service to America, helping out however and
whenever we can. Also remember those young menfrom the ALERT Academy who
helped out around here some weeks back.
For God and Country,
Wayne Gravely,
American Legion Post 149

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Ray Earl Thomas, Jr., and Vanecia
Denise Proctor would be honored to
have you join them, their families
and friends, on March 24, 2007, at
3:15 in the afternoon, to share their
joy as they exchange vows, and begin

their life together.
The ceremony will be held under
the oaks along the Suwannee River
on the L.R. Thomas Farm, Bell, Flor-
ida, with reception to follow.

,ut~ainee 3iber ljriiner's will hold their
$4 per plate, All-U-Can-Eat
(Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee and tea)
7am 11am
Saturday, March 17th
1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs on SR-26
For more info call: 352-542-9284


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You could potentially be giving away up
to 20% of your profits to your bank in
monthly costs and hidden fees.
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Happy Birthday wishes to Terrell
Langford,Austin Koltz, Marc Antoni,
Corey Thornton and Jon Bischoff on
March 15th; Betty Deen, Riley Deen,
Ron Trowbridge, Dee Dee Roberts,
Dell Cannon, Amanda Adkins and
Christine Coulon on March 16th;
Justine, Joanne Vial, Jennifer Bass,
Tanya Gail Langford and Pat Crosby
on March 17th; Andrea Slaughter,
Kim Watson and Thorsten Gast on
March 18th; Larry Osteen, Bronna
Sheffield, Danny Graves and Sarah
Nobles on March 19th; Patti Greer,
Reginald Williams, Terry Adkins, Sr.
and Jennifer Morris on March 20th;
Benjamin Harrison, Elizabeth Koltz
and Ira Mikell on March 21st.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Kyle Parnell on March 18th;
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Todd on March
19th; Robert and Brenda Reeves on
March 20th; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
Weaver and Ted and Diane May on
March 21st;

Marriages Recorded In
Gilchrist County
Brian Allen Childs, date of birth,
9/15/1982, of Old Town and Jamie
Lynn Fahr, date of birth, 4/17/1981,
of Bellview were married on 3/3/07
in Old Town by Reverend Bruce 0.

Robert J. Magee Has
Been Decorated With
The Army
Commendation Medal
For His Participation in
Operation Iraqi
Robert J. Magee has been deco-
rated with the Army Commendation
Medal for participating in Operation
Iraqi Freedom.
The medal is awarded to individu-
als who, while serving in any capac-
ity with the Army, have distinguished
themselves by acts of heroism, meri-
torious achievement or meritorious
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the of-
ficial name given to military opera-
tions involving members of the U.S.
armed forces and coalition forces
participating in efforts to free and se-
cure Iraq. Mission objectives focus
on force protection, peacekeeping,
stabilization, security and counter-
insurgency operations as the Iraqi
transitional governing bodies assume
full sovereign powers to govern the
peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the
U.S. military and multinational forces
are also' assitsfng i rebuifdinmg Iaq s.
economic iandi governmental infra-l
structure, and training and preparing

Iraqi military and security forces to
assume full authority and responsi-
bility in defending and preserving
Iraq's sovereignty and independence
as a democracy.
Additionally, Magee was decorat-
ed with the Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal and awarded the Com-
bat Action Badge in keeping with
the spirit of the Warrior Ethos. The
badge provides special recognition to
soldiers who personally engage the
enemy, or are engaged by the enemy
during combat operations.
Magee, a track vehicle repairer, is
assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th In-
fantry Regiment in Baumholder, Ger-
many. The sergeant has served in the
military for three years.
He is the son of Dawn M. Magee
of Williston.
His wife, Amber, is the daughter
of Ricky McVey and Lisa McVey of

In 2003, Magee graduated from
Williston High School.

Army Reserve R.L.
Willis Graduates From
The Food Service
Specialist Advanced
Individual Training
Army Reserve Pvt. Ronald L. Wil-
lis has graduated from the Food Ser-
vice Specialist Advanced Individual
Training course at Fort Lee, Peters-
burg, Virginia.
The course is designed to train ser-
vice members to perform preliminary
food preparation procedures accord-
ing to Army production schedules
and -recipes; cook, bake and serve
food in large and small quantities,
field and garrison kitchen operations;
and general operation of Army din-
ing facilities, including cleaning and
housekeeping, sanitation measures,
and storage of subsistence items.
He is the son of Ronald J. Willis
of Bell, and Anita K. Glidewell of
Garden Highway, Sacramento, Cali-

Yard Sale To Benefit
Tri-County Relay For
A giant yard sale will be held Sat-
urday, March 17th, from 8:00 a.m.
until 12:00 p.m. The yard sale will
be held in front of Bell High School
and all proceeds will benefit the
Tri-County Cancer Relay For Life.
Tickets will also be sold for chances
to win a hand-crafted trailer, several
themed baskets, and a Petrello's gift
Information about the Tri-County
Relay and services offered to can-
cer patients will also be available.
So come out and support your local
Cancer Relay. We hope to see you

John Hance O'Steen
Camp #770 Monthly
Meeting March 20th
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
#770, Sons of Confederate Veterans
monthly Camp meeting will be Tues-
day, March 20, 2007, at the Civic
Center across from Akins Bar-B-Q
on Main Street in Bell.
The meeting is open to all who are
interested in the War Between the
For further information, please
contact Camp Commander-Clement
Lindsey at. (352) 472-0047 or Adju-
tant-Archie Matthews at (386) 462-
3016. '

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710 East Highway 26

Because you have shared in their
lives by your friendship and love,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Charron of Bell
request the pleasure of your compa-
ny at the marriage of their daughter,
Amanda Leigh Charron to Kenneth
Lee Hamm, Jr., of Fanning Springs.
The ceremony will take place on
Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 2:00



Located 30 Miles West of
Gainesville, in Trenton

p.m. at Spring Ridge First Church of
God located at 5529 NE 52nd Place,
Hwy. 340, High Springs. A reception
will follow in the Church Fellowship
No invitations are being sent, all
family and friends are welcome to

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Vanecia Denise Proctor and Ray Earl Thomas, Jr.

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School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Chronic & Acute Care TB Testing
Communicable Disease Laboratory Procedures
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN Healthy Start Services

WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
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We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AvMed, PPC Care Manager,

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Welcome to the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce. Philman
Family Band Family of Four, per-
forming musical entertainment for the
whole family Amos Philman Stage
and Sound engineering 1920 NW
50th Street Bell, FL 32619 Phone:
(386) 935-3912 aphilman@alltel.net
The Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce will soon be starting
the production of the 2007 Gilchrist
County Guide Book. If you are in-
terested in advertising your place of
business in the 2007 Guide Book
please contact the Chamber office at
(352) 463-3467 or (352) 463-4047.
Spring Cleaning? Yard. Sale- Court
house premises Saturday, March
17, 2007, Contacts: Cindy at (352)
463-3170, Damon at (352) 463-3190,
Connie at (352) 463-3194 or Lisa at
(352) 463-3173. Proceeds go to the
Relay for Life/American Cancer So-
Rummage Sale Gilchrist Wom-
an's Club- CR 339, Trenton- Satur-
day, March 24, 2007.
Contacts: Ann at (352) 463-7610,
Sharon at (386) 935-0655, Gwen at
(386) 935-6604.
Open house/Chamber Mixer host-
ed by the Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce -located at the Cham-
ber office, 220 'S. Main Street in
Trenton, Tuesday, March 20, 2007,
between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and
6:30 p.m. Come enjoy some fine re-
freshments and meet the 2007 Cham-
ber's Board of Directors. There will
be a prize drawing for a two-night
stay at The Cypress House in Old
Town, (dates of the two-night stay
will be restricted to availability) do-
nated by Diane Jackman, Owner of
the Cypress House.
Chamber Mixer hosted by Lib-
by's Beauty & Barber Shop, located
at 3249 W. Railroad Lane, in Bell,

FL. (behind Akins's Bar-B-Q) on
Tuesday, April 24, 2007, between the
hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
To schedule a Chamber Mixer at
your place of business or for more
information on how to become a
Chamber member, please contact
Maureen at the Chamber office (352)
463-3467 or (352) 463-4047.

Bell FFA Alumni Daylily
Spring is in the air and once again,
it is time for the Bell FFA Alumni
Daylily Sale,
The daylilies are locally grown in
Northeast Gilchrist County at Coun-
tryside Daylilies and are available in
three varieties. Edges and Eyes Se-
lect Hybrids are available for $6.00
each for orders of less then 20; $5.00
each for 20 to 99; and $4.50 each
for 100 or more. Hybrid Daylilies,
which are unnamed Tetraploid Seed-
lings (means they are not registered)
are available for $2.50 each for or-
ders of less than 20; $2.25 each for
20-99; and $2.00 each for 100 or
more. These plants will be bare root,
cut back and ready to plant. Agapan-
thuses (Lily of the Nile) are available
in five gallon pots for $20.00 each.
Orders are being taken until March
19, 2007, and must be pre-paid.
Checks need to be made out to Bell
FFA Alumni. Your plants will be
ready for pick-up at the Bell FFA
Plant Sale at the Bell Ag shop on
March 23rd and 24th.
To place an order, contact any Bell
FFA members, Mr. Martin or Mrs.
Jones in the Bell Ag Department, or
any Alumni member.
Thank you in advance for support
of the fundraiser.
Linda Brown

Trenton Community Nazarene Church

(Z miles west of traffic light on SR-26)

fO:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service

+65-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich

4330 N.E. ,QR-340, High Springs, FL
3/10 mile east of SR-47 on CR-340
March 15,16, 17, & 18th
7:30 pm each evening
Sunday morning Bible Study 9:00 am &
Preaching Service 10:00 am
Speaker Bro. Erik Powery from Prattville, Alabama.
Everyone Welcome


Guest Speaker: Arnold O'Steen
March 19th 23rd
at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church
Located on CR-340, 1 mile west of SR-47, south of Fort
at 7 p.m. nightly
Come expecting to receive a blessing!!!

We Welcome You To
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 W orship ........... ....... ........ 11 am
Evening Worship.. ......................... 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"

t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
Bro. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study....................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service..................... 10:30 AM
Children's Church................................. 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service............ ............ 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting,
AWANA & Youth Worship......................7:00 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~

E Church News I
Evangelist Judy tary and was instrumental in estab-
a l To Be In lishing a church with attendance of
Taylor To Be In over 3,000. A boys and girls home
Revival At Rising Faith and a technical school resulted.
In Christ Ministries In Ms. Taylor hosts an annual con-
Chri ference in Pigeon Forge, Tennes-:
Chiefland see entitled Witness the Glory. She
Evangelist Judy Taylor will be in speaks in several conferences annu-
revival with Rising Faith in Christ ally across the United States and has
Ministries March 25th-28th in been a guest on Christian television
Chiefland. Sunday services on March throughout her ministry.
25th will be held at the Rising Faith She resides in Caryville, Tennessee
Sanctuary located next to JC Penney and is establishing a Bible Learning
Catalog Store, Hwy. 19 Main Street Center to train ministry leadership
at 11:00a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Theser- and build an army for God.
vice on March 26th-28th will be held For more information, please con-
at Tommy Usher Pineland Center lo- tact Pastor Andrea Knuckles at (352)
cated on Hwy. 345 on the Cedar Key 535-7712.
Hwy. at 7:00 p.m. She has ministered
worldwide and the Lord has now
commissioned her to this area. Bell Church Of God
She is an Evangelist, Prophetess,
and Apostle and ministers through To Have Homecoming
the Word of Knowledge, Healing March 18th
and Prophetic gifts and has a strong Bell Church of God to have Home-
deliverance anointing. She has min- coming on March 18th.
istered the gospel for more than 25 Rev. Lanny Troller will be our
years. She attended college to ma- guest speaker at the 10:50 a.m. ser-
jor in music/business when the Lord vice.
called her to ministry. She now has a We will have a gospel concert be-
degree in Theology from Faith Theo- ginning at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is in-
logical Seminary School. vited.
She has spent much time in Israel For more information, please call
where she has Israeli family and has (386) 935-2006.
studied much with the Rabbis. Since
1978 she has studied much in escha-
tology and particularly the prophetic Mt. Horeb Baptist
concerning Israel and the parallel to
the church. She took annual tour Church To Have Revival
groups to Israel and has written three Come one, come all to revival at
books as well as movie scripts. Mt. Horeb Baptist Church on March
In 1998 she traveled to the Philip- 19th-23rd at 7:00 p.m. nightly.
pines with the Ministry to the Mili- Homecoming celebration will be

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SUNDAY SCHOOL ................ 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP .................... ..... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ..s....... ................. 6 PM

CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845

Trenton United
Methodist Church
9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.



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

S Sunday School...........................10:00 AM
Morning Worship.......................1:00 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.

Pastor Jerry Milton Youth Director Josh Dease

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

(Nursery providedfor all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
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

The quilt pictured above was given to the Jennings Lake
Cemetery Trust Fund. Tickets are being sold at $1.00 donation
per ticket. Please see the following if you want to buy a ticket:
Margaret Roberts, Lorin Bass, Brent Williamson, George
Jones, Kathryn Jones, Ray Cannon, Dell Cannon, Arnette
Cannon, J.M (Murph) Everett, Midge Everett, Evelyn
Green, Leroy Sapp, Pat S'app, Diane Zimmerman, Leo
Sanchez, Betty Pope, and Ann Bass.
The drawing will be at:
Akins Barbecue & Grill on July 28, 2007 at 6 p.m.
You do not have to be present to win!

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on Sunday, March 18th.
Everyone is welcome to come.
Come expecting to-receive a bless-
Mt. ,Horeb is located on County
Road 340 one mile west of Highway
47 south of Fort White.
If you have any questions, please
call (386) 497-4883.

Gilchrist County AARP chapter
2133 will meet in the Community
Center in Trenton on March 20th at
10:30 a.m. President Nancy Padgett
likes to start the meeting on time so
come earlier to bring your dishes
for the lunch table and greet your
Even though St. Patrick's Day will
have gone by it would be appropriate
for those of us with even one drop of
Celtic blood in our veins to be "Wear-
ing the Green." Even a sprig from a
plant will be sufficient.

The guest speaker will be Connie
Sanchez, Supervisor of Elections
for Gilchrist County and her topic is
"Voting Privileges."
I always thought of it as a "right"
so we will be interested in knowing
the difference.
Our membership numbers are
growing steadily as we get togeth-
er as a chapter and find out what it
means to be a factor in local services
and politics. We really are beginning
to get some respect.
Do try to come to the meeting and
bring a friend.
Jean da Costa

Remember Our Troops
Gilchrist Military
"Pray always," so the Bible says,
as a command for those who believe
that the Creator of the universe does
listen and does answer the heart cries
of those who come to Him. We live in

peace and freedom here in America
because of those who serve, and de-
pend on us here at home to consider
them, especially when we pray; as
we consider the multitudinous jobs
which have to be rendered for our
protection, as well as times of expe-
rienced loneliness for those who are
far away from the familiar and dear
objects of their affection: mainly
family. So please make it a daily
habit of taking the time, in a quiet
place, to lift up those in service to
our country, especially of those who
names are listed below, for they are
ones who are the parents, children or
grandchildren of where we all live;
right here in Gilchrist County. (If you
do not see a name of someone you
know that you would like listed, who
is from our County or who is a son or
daughter of a resident, please contact
one of the associates of the Journal
and let them know.)
Mindy Alford, Clayton App,
Kathy Arrington, Peter Belanger,
Steve Calloway, Drew Cheatum,
Wayne Cheatum, Robert Dean, Dawn
Faught, Sgt. Scott Elmore (Iraq),
Jimmy Fletcher, Jr., Chris Geiger
(Iraq), Jon Guzman (Afghanistan),
Brett Hanchey (Iraq), Sgt. Jeremiah
Hauprich (Special Forces), Sgt. Dan-
iel Hauprich, (Korea), Dylan Hilliard
(Iraq), Gary Hilliard, Mark Hilliard,
Steve Hilliard, Joe Hudson, Anne
Marie Landrum (Army), Brian Lan-
drum (Marines), Heather Langston,
Keith W. Lightner (Army), Matthew
D. Lightner (Army), Michael R.
Lightner (Marines, Iraq), Matthew C.
Lind, Rob Long, Katie Lovett, Jona-
than Luchak, Gus Mauldin, Michael
Mayo, Evan McQuiston (Iraq), T.J.
Miller, Mark Milton, Allen Murray,,
Stephen Reed, Aaron Reiss, Mathew
Riodan, Corporal Stephen Roberts,
Jr., Sgt. Curtis L..Ross, T.J. Rush,
Lance,Donna Slayton,Donny Slaton,
James Slayton, Jeffrey Solis (Iraq),
Tech Sargent Gregory M. Turner
(Georgia), Justin Twigg (Iraq), Na-
than Twigg, Danielle Walker (Italy),
LaShonda White (Iraq), Wesley Wil-
son, Kyle Worthington, and Daniel
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Battling Breast Cancer
by Carrie A. Mizell
The Gilchrist County Relay for
Life team plans to sell barbecue pork
dinners on Friday at the Trenton
Community Center from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. At the forefront of this
fundraising effort will be Supervisor
of Elections Connie Sanchez.
"I've been involved with the Re-
lay for Life for the last three years.
This year my involvement will be in
honor of me being a cancer survivor,"
Sanchez said.
It was in the midst of a trying
political campaign last summer that
Sanchez first experienced a sharp
pain along one side of her body while

holding a drill up to,a political sign.
She knew she was overdue for a
mammogram, but she had been busy
balancing her campaign while still
being a good wife and mother.
It was just one day after her
daughter Asheton's llth birthday
that Sanchez did finally go for her
first mammogram. Her doctor found
something abnormal and she was
rushed into surgery where the mass
was removed.
"I didn't have time to think...it
all happened so fast," Sanchez said.
"They weren't sure what it was im-
mediately. It wasn't until the next day
that the doctor called and told me it
was cancer. My heart just sank."

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in for her final surgery. Six weeks of
radiation followed her second proce-
dure. While dealing with the effects
of intensive radiation, Sanchez said
she discovered that Bactine spray
works miracles for easing the pain of
the sunburn-like effects that accom-
pany radiation.
Gilchrist County residents were
coming up to her and asking if the
cancer would lead her to drop out of
the election, but Sanchez remained
positive saying that she would fight
breast cancer and win.
Family history is not always an
indicator, according to Sanchez, who
said she is the first one in her family
to be diagnosed with cancer.
"Asheton asks me if she will have
to worry about getting this," Sanchez
said with a sigh. "My mission now is
to get every wonian who is at least
40 years old to get a regular mammo-
If Sanchez had gotten her mam-
mogram in February when she was
due doctors told her that the abnor-
mal mass w6uld not have been vis-
ible, but if she would have waited
until February 2007 then the cancer
would have been very aggressive.
Sanchez believes that cancer is
rampant today insisting that she hears
of someone newly diagnosed nearly
every day.
"Having cancer helped me to
know the importance of raising mon-
ey for a good cause like the Relay for
Life," Sanchez said. "Every dollar
we raise is for a wonderful cause."
The Gilchrist County Relay for
Life team has ranked number one in
fundraising at the Tri-County Relay
for Life for the last two years. On Fri-
day, the team anticipates selling 200
barbecue dinners.

Old Fashioned River
Party At Fanning
Springs State Park
Event Features Regional Musicians
And Period Costume Reenactors
Park Manager Sally Lieb an-
nounced that the long standing music
event, historically held at Manatee
Springs State Park, will be moved to,
Fanning Springs State Park.
Tucked into the banks of the his-
toric Suwannee River "the stage area
at Fanning Springs is well suited for
this type of event" said Lieb. There
is a new covered stage for perform-
ers and plenty of large oak trees for
shade for audience members.
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show that the park, with one of Flor-

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springs, has long been a center of
recreation and cultural entertainment
for the area.
This year's event will feature mu-
sical performers as well as living his-
tory reenactors.
Several "old time encampments"
will give concert goers a sense of
pioneer life in pre-civil war North'
Seminole Indian encampments at
the event are likely on the very site .
of numerous Native American cul-
rures throughout the millennia. The n u
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tion and food and to the clear waters It
of the spring itself have made this t st
site an inviting place for people in
the past just as.it is for current day -
residents. r..
Children as well as adults will enjoy
seeing the techniques and tools that
early residents, indigenous people as Department Of Corrections Receives A Copy Of
well as European settlers, used in every
day life in the Suwannee River valley. The 'History Of Levy County Quilt Museum"
That the Suwannee River was made Toii Collins presents. James R. McDonough, Secretary of the Florida
famous. because of a song, musical Deapartment of Corrections, with a copy of the "History of the Levy
events just seem a natural for this County,Quilt Museum" ai his office in Tallahassee. Collins made the
beautiful park. Bring,. picnic lunch presentation libehalfof Winnelle Horne Director of the Levy County
and lawn chair to relax while you en- Qult A liiscem, Chicfland. Horne wanted Secretary McDonough to

joyThe eventceours are from 10:00 know of the contribution made l, the Inmates and Staff of the Lan-
The event hoursnare from 10:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday caster Cdrrectional Institiute to the construction and maintenance of
April 14, 2007 .the Af usteut One f the chapters in the book is a "Construction Log"
A few performer slots for the event outlining the day-to-day activities of the Inmates and Volunteers dur-
are still available. For more iniforma- ig con strirction of the building,.
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This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate.
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property

Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible.Personal Property is e-er,thr.g other than real
etale iral hi; value by itself. It would include things such.as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has either
a'proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who '
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the PrpFerr) Appraiser's
office. If you receive :a return, it's liec.u:tE or office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is notapplicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At. ih ervginriS i Iher uea j niurrn i' r.rIed ic. Tangible
Per:ir,rl P'r.prpem o,'.ne. I l')e u do n.i gel u.r.e, contact the
Pri.perl Appraimir O-ffice
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items I through 9 on the-return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was'reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January 1 of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went but of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember ifyou still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What If I buy or sell an existing business during the year -
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, .the owner on
January 1 would be responsible for the difference. Most title
companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or
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account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
Do rot use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. 'They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
If you sell your business, go out of business, or'move
to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. 'All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in the rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After
April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO

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Clinic beginning at 1 pm 4 pm on Thursday, March 22,

2007. No appointment necessary. This service will be

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Krystina Thompson of Country Grown 4-H and her goat were dressed
as a policeman and a prisoner. The goat was attired with a prisoner's
u nifot in, complete with handcuffs on the goat's ears.

Gilchrist County youth lining up for the goat show from left are Kai-
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Owens placed third. Donna and Samantha are both members of Wil-
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Fair Goat Show
Those participating in the SUwannee
River Fair Goat Show this year have
additional venues to participate in.
The 2007 Goat Show Superintendent
Susan Owens of Trenton included a
goat milking contest and a goat cos-
tume contest this year. Spectators
were intrigued with the 'wonderful
goat costumes on Sunday after-
noon. The winning entries included
Spencer Hewitt of Springs Ridge 4-
H who placed first and her pet goat
who were both dressed in John Deere
attire. Bell student Donna Owens
placed second with her goat dressed
to celebrate St. Patty's Day. Krystina
Thompson of Country Grown 4-H
Club of Gilchrist County had a real
cute entry. Krystina was dressed in

a police uniform and her Goat was
dressed as a prisoner.
A Goat Milking Contest was also
held just after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday;
those participating were judged on
how much milk they could milk in
1 minute. The winner was Krystina
Thompson of Country Grown 4-H
who milked 3 pounds of milk, Donna
Owens of Wilcox 4-H placed second
by milking 2.8 pounds. Donna's sis-
ter Samantha Owens also of Wilcox
4-H placed third,with 1.4 pounds of
milk milked.
Donna Owens exhibited the 2007
Grand Champion Goat and Samantha
Owens showed the Reserve Cham-
pion Goat at the Dairy Goat Show
which was held on Monday after-

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Poultry Show
by Carrie A. Mizell
The Suwannee River Fair barn
came alive with great shrieks of
cock-a-doodle-do on Friday morning
as the poultry show commenced.
Lacee Lane of Levy County, en-
tered a standard hen that was named
Best of Show and Grand Champion.
Reserve Champion honors were giv-
en to Krystina Thompson of Gilchrist
County. She entered an old standard
duck and a bantam cock, both were
named Best of Show.
One hundred seventy-four poul-
try entries were on display at the
55th annual livestock show, accord-
ing to poultry superintendent Holly
"The overall number of entries
at registration was down 10 per-
cent," Hougthon said. "If you go by
the number of entries that actually
showed up at the fair we've dropped
19 percent from last year."
Despite the decline in entries for
2007, Hougthon explained that in
her 20-year tenure over the show



the quality of poultry has greatly im-
"Today the kids are doing a much
better job of raising show chickens
rather than just going out and catch-
ing them in the barnyard," Hougthon
At the start of the poultry show,
entries were divided into 28 different
classes for judging by Marvin Cum-
ming, an independent.poultry breed-
er and certified poultry judge. Each
animal was judged based on size and
weight, shape and type, color pattern,
comb and wattles.
Debuting at this year's poultry
show were Little Mandarin Ducks,
according to Hougthon this is the first
year this particular variety has been
entered at the fair..
"There used to be a lot of fighting
cocks entered, but the kids are now
branching out," Hougthon said.

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8:00A.M./:00P.M. Criminal Justice Car Wash Ag Building
5:00 P.M. Varsity Baseball Game vs. Seven Rivers Homosassa
TBA FBA High School MPA Band Branford
TBA Varsity Softball LBI Tournament Softball Field
7:00 P.M. Varsity Baseball vs. Countryside Baseball Field
TBA FBA High School MPA Band Branford
TBA Varsity Softball LBI Tournament Branford
HOSA Car Wash at Walmart Chiefland
10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Drama Set Work Auditorium
Presentation by All Career Tech Teachers to Grade 8
3:30P.M.6:00 P.M. Drama Rehearsal Auditorium
4:00 P.M. Varsity Baseball vs. Aucilla Baseball Field
6:00 P.M. Cheerleading Banquet Cafeteria
7:00 P.M. JV Baseball vs. Newberry Baseball Field
7:00 P.M. PTA Meeting Media Center
Trenton Grade 8 Visits BHS for Presentation and Tour
3:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M. Drama Rehearsal Auditorium
4:00 P.M. Baseball (JV/V) vs. Branford Branford
5:00 P.M. Softball (JV/V) vs. Mayo x Mayo
Grade 8 Visit to THS for Presentation and Tour
2:00 P.M. Weightlifting Meet Trenton
3:30 P.M.-5:30 P.M. Drama Set Work Auditorium

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Accelerated Reader
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After School Arts

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4:00 P.M. Baseball (JV/V) vs. Newberry
Presentation by All Career Tech Teachers to Grade 8
4:00 P.M. MS Baseball vs.'Dixie County
5:00 P.M. Softball (JV/V) vs. Ft. White.
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Harding Named First In
Senior Swine
by Carrie A. Mizell
While Gilchrist County did not
take home top honors at the Swine
Show on Monday, 16-year-old.Chris
Harding of Trenton was named first
place winner of senior showmanship
at the Suwannee River Fair.
Scents of baby powder wafted

through the air as 211 market hogs
circled in, out and around the show
ring throughout the morning.
Ultimately, swine judge Ed Sapp
shook the hand of one very excited
Ty Ottinger. The 13-year-old showed
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grand champion. Ottinger was so
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his hog.
'her hog "Blueberry" was named re-
serve champion.
The top two hogs were selected
by.Sapp, from five division winners:
Ariel Cassidy, of Dixie County, for
the 230-235 pound weight range;
Shelbi McCall, of Dixie County, for
the 240-245 pound weight range;
Jared Corbin, also of Dixie County,
for the 250-255 pound weight range;
Nicole Williams, of Levy County, for
the 260-265 pound weight range; and
Dixie Jr. FFA for the 270-280 pound
weight range.
Before selecting division winners,
Sapp named class winners: Class 1-
Adam Burton (Levy); Class 2-Duane
Lord (Dixie); Class 3-Ariel Cassidy
(Dixie); Class 4-Ty Barber (Levy);
Class 5-Brittany Davis (Levy); Class
6-Justin Hiers (Levy); Class 7-Shelbi
McCall (Dixie); Class 8-Reed Locke
(Dixie); Class 9-Shelby Land (Dixie);
Class 10-Shelbie Hastings (Levy);
Class 11-Jared Corbin (Dixie); Class
12-Aaron White (Gilchrist); Class
13-Joshua Thomas (Gilchrist); Class
14-Sara Shouse (Levy); Class 15-Ni-
cole Williams (Levy); Class 16-Bri-
ana Cannon (Dixie); Class 17-Kade
Everett (Dixie); Class 18-Dixie Jr.
FFA; Class 19-ElizaRenaud (Levy);
Class 20-Kyle Pendarvis (Levy).
Acting as a self-proclaimed swine
evaluator, Sapp indicated that he was
looking for heavy muscle and moder-
ate fat in the ideal market hog.
Ed Jennings, an extension agent
from Sumter County, acted as show-
manship judge. Though there was
;much dispute-throughout the fair
barn as to exactly what Jennings was
looking for in a premier showman,
three juniors and three seniors obvi-
ously figured it out early on. Junior
showmanship winners were: Shelbi
McCall, first place; Kaylin Hastings,
second place, and Kolton Lambert,
third place. Senior showmanship
awards went to Harding for first
place, Kaylee Ecker for second place
and Brittany McDaniel received a
third place plaque.
A key question Jennings later said
he asked several showmanship com-
petitors was: "What part of your
hog does a boston butt come from?"
While many incorrectly guessed a
hog's rear portion, Harding correctly
answered the neck portion of a hog.
During the swine show, J.D. Holm-
es III announced re-sale prices as: fat

Future Teacher's
Club Project
Recently, the Lake' City Commu-
nity College (LCCC) Academy of
Teacher Preparation Program Fu-
ture Teacher's Club (FTC) made an
impact on the students of Niblack
Elementary School. The second an-
nual book drive for under-privileged
children at some local schools was a
huge success thanks to special dona-
tions from Hopeful Baptist Church
and an anonymous donation.
The club's goal for their book drive
was 750 books; however that goal
was surpassed by collecting 1,400
books, almost double their goal! The
children received two books, a book-
mark, and some candy.
The cost of the books received
for this project was between $2 and
$4.75. Averaging that amount for the
donated books; the drive contributed
approximately $4,500 dollars to sup-
port reading in schools! The Teach-
er's Club looks forward to an even
more. successful year ahead.

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Comedy Night At Lake
City Community College
Comedy Night featuring Owen
Smith and Ryan Conner, March 23rd
at 7:00 p.m. in the Levy Performing
Arts Center. These featured comedi-
ans are highly popular on the univer-
sity and campus touring circuit in the
Smith, graduated from Notre Dame

with a finance degree.
Conner, who is only 25, has de-
veloped his own unique style while
making a name for himself in the
stand-up comedy world.
General admission is $5 and tickets
will be sold at the door.
For more information call Judy
Turner, administrative assistant stu-
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School News

Bell Band Booster News
Our next scheduled monthly Boost-
er meeting will be April 5th at 7:00
p.m. in the Band Room. Officers will
be elected at this regularly scheduled
monthly meeting; nominations will
also be taken at this meeting. Our last
regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the year will be May 3rd where
next year's plans will be made.
The Bell High School Symphonic
Band will travel to Branford High
School on March 17th, for the FBA
Concert MPA wish us luck!
Our Spring Concert is fast ap-
proaching! This is a concert of all
grade levels and will be held on May
14th. Orders will be taken in the lob-
by, after the Spring Concert, for "The
2007 Spring Concert Music CD."
You will be able to order and purchase
a copy of the Spring Concert! CDs
will be offered at $10. As a special
bonus, for an additional $5, you will
also receive our very first CD record-
ing of the "2006 Winter Concert." If
you would like to reserve your Spring
Concert CD at this time, please send
$10 (or $15, if you would also like to
receive the 2006 Winter Concert CD),

Bell Band Boosters CD
P.O. Box 345
Bell, Florida 32619

Trenton Baseball Team
Wins Again
The Trenton Tiger.varsity baseball
team kept its winning ways alive on
Friday night at Tiger Field, defeating
the previously district-unbeaten La-
fayette Hornets by a score of 3-1. The
win was the 4th straight for the Tigers,
and lifted their overall record to 5-2
on the year, 2-0 in district play.
Andy Jones led the Tigers on the
mound, holding the Hornets to 3 hits
on the night while striking out 9 bat-
ters. At the plate, Colby Perryman
provided the hits necessary, going 2
for 3 at the plate, driving in 2 runs.
With the game knotted at 1-1 in
the sixth, the Tigers rallied. Andy
Jones led off the inning with a double
to right center. CJ Bowers followed
with a sacrifice bunt, moving Jones
to third.. Following a strikeout, Co-
rey Clark was intentionally walked
to put runners on the corners with 2
outs. Tres Crosby then followed with
a base hit, driving in Jones to take a
2-1 lead. Colby Perryman then fol-
lowed Crosby with his second hit of
the night, a single to right, driving in
Clark for the final margin of victory.
The Tigers continue their schedule
this week with a home game Thurs-
day night at 7:00 p.m. against Oak
Hall School, then take to the road Fri-
day visiting Newberry at 7:00 p.m.

Bell Elementary School
PTA News
What parents can do to build a
child's interest and skill in reading
is the subject of a video to be shown
at the Bell Elementary School PTA
meeting. The meeting -will be on
Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 6:30
p.m. in the Bell Elementary School
Cafetorium. The film is entitled,
Reading Aloud: Motivating Children
To Make Books into Friends, Not En-
emies, and stars Jim Trelease, author
of the all-time best selling parent/
teacher guide to children's book, The
Read Aloud Handbook.
Two-thirds of American children
do not want to read. No professional
basketball or football player is born
wanting to play basketball or foot-
ball. That desire has to be planted.
The desire to read must also be nur-
tured. Long-term research shows
that reading aloud to a child is the
oldest, cheapest, and most successful
way to instill that desire to read in a
child. Shooting hoops creates a bas-
ketball player and throwing a football
creates a football player; reading to a
child creates a reader. Trelease says,
"Reading to a child is the best kept
secret in American education."
In the film, Trelease uses a humor-
ous style while demonstrating the
simple techniques involved in read-,
ing aloud, tracing its need from the
cradle to adolescence, in the home
and in the classroom.
A nationally recognized speaker,
Trelease has been a featured speaker
for the major reading and library as-
sociations of America.
For more information, please con-
tact Connie Casey or Pat Hodge at

Bell Band Program Has
Full Spring Calendar
The Bell High School Symphonic
Band will participate in the District
Assessment Performance this Sat-
urday, March 17th at Bradford High
School in Starke. Call time for the
musicians is 7:30 a.m..and they are
asked to bring money to purchase
food from the concession stand as
we will not be stopping on the way
home. Parents and family members
are invited to attend and there is no
admission charge. The Band's per-
formance is scheduled for 12:00
p.m. and Bradford High School's ad-
dress is 582 North Temple Avenue in
There is a final practice for this
assessment scheduled for Thursday,
March 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. in the Band room.
On April 19th, 20th ard 21st, se-
lected members of the Bell High.

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School Symphonic Band will be par-
ticipating in All County Band at Tren-
ton High School. Musicians will be
practicing Thursday night and will be
responsible for their ride to and from
practice. During school hours on Fri-
day, we will again practice and a bus
will be provided for their transporta-
tion to and from Bell High School.
The All County Band performance
will be on April 21st at 1:00 p.m. at
the Trenton High School Auditorium.
Come out and support the students of
Bell and Trenton that have worked
hard on this performance.
The Florida Bandmaster's State
Concert Assessments are scheduled
for the week of April 30th through
May 4th. If the Bell High School
Symphonic Band makes the grade at
District Assessments, we will give
out more information on that perfor-
mance date and time.
The Bell Band Program's Spring
Concert is Monday, May 14th at 7:00
p.m. Many students are planning
special performances for this concert.
Make your plans now to attend. Due
to the large crowd at the Winter Con-
cert, the Bell High School Leaders
plan to add additional seating with
the bleachers. We are taking orders
for the Spring Concert CD for $10.00
at the night of the performance or,
by mail, by sending a check to Bell
Band Boosters, P. O. Box 345, Bell,
Florida 32619.
The End of the Year Awards Ban-
quet will be Friday, May 18th. The
meat, supplies, cake, rolls and drinks
will be supplied by the Band Boost-
ers and those attending are asked to
bring a side dish or salad. The eve-
ning is when the new Drum Major,
Band Officers and Sectional Leaders
are announced. Mr. Eckstein presents
each class recognition, the Direc-
tor's Award for Outstanding Middle
School Musician and the John Phillip
Sousa Award and Scholarship to the
Outstanding High School Musician.
There is the Senior Last Will and
Testament, Band Superlatives and, of
course, the End of Year Power Point
Those attending the banquet will
need to get some shut eye, as they
will be leaving early the next morn-
ing, Saturday, May 19th for the End
of the Year trip to Busch Gardens.
Reminder to all Booster members
that final nominations from the floor
and elections for next year's officers
will be at the April 5th meeting. At
the final meeting on May 3rd we will
be completing inventory on products
and planning the purchases for the
next year.
Hope to see a large contingent at
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Joyful HearLt liters

Bits & Pieces From The
Joyful Heart Quilters &
Crafters Of North
Gilchrist County
Well, can you believe it...nearly the
middle of March. The kids will be
out of school for a week, due to the
fair and teachers work days, and not
a minute too soon. Everyone; teach-
ers, kids, parents, relatives even the
cats and dogs are about to have melt
downs due to...the dreaded FCAT.
Then a couple weeks after they re-
turn, it will be time for Good Friday

Holiday and Spring Break. Then be-
fore you know it, school will be out,
and I still have my Christmas tree up.
Oh well, what's the big deal? At the
rate time is flying by it will be Christ-
mas again and like last year I'll at least
be somewhat ready. I'm so grateful
that as I have aged, God has granted
me the good sense to quit worrying
about the small stuff and concentrate
on more important things such as
world hunger and global warming.
But on Wednesday, March 7th
most of the Joyful Hearts were only
concerned about working on works
in progress and how long we could
count on enjoying such. beautiful
spring weather.
Twenty-two Joyful Hearts piled out
of trucks, vans, and cars and started
working likity split. Barbara Strom
had a purse-making station set up
with four sewing machines and had
her work cut out for her.
Some folks have finished theirs
and they have all turned out fantastic.
The rest of us are at various stages so
Barbara runs around showing each
one what's the next step. She helped
Lu Rowland, who's been ill, and now
Lu's is finished and so cute. Jane
Boyd, Diana Lynn and I all worked
on ours, with her help, so we're com-
ing right along. She's determined to
make me finish mine.
Ann Mangone, Elaine Nemeth,
and Olga Knott were all quilting on
the club quilt while Bonnie Edwards
and Ann Taylor worked on our card
carousels. Paulene Martin and hubby,
George, watched them and joined in
the chatter.
Heide Kamp, Cathy Strom, Betty
Hicks, Alice Binns, and Jackie Moore
continued to make plain monk's cloth
come alive with their Swedish weav-
ing techniques.
We were glad to have Matty Turner
back, she's been out for a.spell.: She
and Myrle Gilkey, -Ruth Wilkerson,
and LetdV Tc nsend "ere all bus "as
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stuck to her knitting.
It's always fun to see everyone
busy doing their own thing, listening
to the friendly chatter and see real
joyfulness at work.
Elaine announced that we're tak-
ing orders for a club shirt. They are
sort of a polo type shirt with a collar.
They can be light blue or dark blue.
You can talk to Cathy Strom about
them...size, color, etc.
All too soon it was time to put our
work away, bring out our lunches
and of course. ice cream with all the
trimmings. What better way ,to top
off a delightful morning spent with
friends than a couple of scoops of
cold creamy ice cream with your fa-
vorite goo on top.
Our next meeting will be Wednes-
day, 21st, which just happens to be
the first day of Spring. We will cel-
ebrate our March birthdays...Mad-
eline Norman, Alice Binns, and Ruth
And speaking Spring turns my
thought to turning our clocks ahead.
You know...Spring forward, Fall back.
When are we going to stop this non-
sense and realize we're not saving
anything, even though they call it
"daylight savings time." All we're
doing is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

In the mean time every clock in
my house, except my alarm clock, is
wrong. My internal clock is wrong
and I'm going to bed when it's day-
light and getting up in the dark. Go
Here's hoping we won't have a
parting shot from 'Ole Man Winter
but I'm afraid we will. Meanwhile
the hills are alive with the sound of
azaleas popping open and blanketing
yards in mounds of vibrant colors.
Dogwoods are bursting into bloom
and giving the wild plums a run for
their money. The red buds are lovely
against the sky and before long wis-
teria will hang in profusion from ev-
ery tree, fence, and trellis.
I love to drive along the roads this
time of year and revel in God's glo-
ry. Everywhere I look I can see His
promise of everlasting life...a rebirth,
a renewal.
How blessed we are to live so close
to His handiwork, far from the crowd
of cement buildings where street
lights are so bright you can't even see
the stars at night. All nature rings and
around me sings...this is my Father's
World. 'Til next time.
A Joyful Heart
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Veterans elected Officers for 2007 to 2009.
Shown from left: Chaplain Arnold O'Steen, Historian Lindon Lind-
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1st Lt. Commander John Aulick, Jr., Chief-of-Staff Richard Hart,
Commander Clement Lindsey, and visiting 8th Brigade Commander
Harry Hurst from Ocala, Florida.

The John Hance O'Steen
Camp 770
Elections were held for Officers in
the John Hance O'Steen Camp 770
of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
last month. The following Compa-
triots were elected for 2007-2009
years; Commander Clement Lind-
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Lt Commander John Aulick, Jr., 2nd
Lt. Commander Skee Hutson, Adju-
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O'Steen. 8th Brigade Commander
Harry Hurst from Ocala was invited

to swear in the Officers.
The John Hance O'Steen Camp has
been working with different organiza-
tions, public and private schools, and
many clubs. We have donated mon-
ey and items for support on different
projects within the community.
The members are hard and dedi-
cated workers for the Cause. The Or-
ganization Cause is to set a good ex-
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Alachua Counties, place new head-
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Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Volunteers
During the month of February
2007, Crime Watch vehicles were
driven 1704 miles and volunteers
contributed 152 1/2 hours patrolling
county roads, working school zones,
assisting at Bell softball games, as-
sisting at the Trenton train depot
alert, attending a training meeting
at the Sheriff's Office, and directing
traffic at a fire and a funeral.
CARE callers made 61 calls to
people in need -of the service dur-
ing February. If anyone in Gilchrist
County would like to be checked on
by a Care caller, please call Cecilia
at (352) 463-2081 and they will be
happy to provide the service.
The next meeting will be held on
April 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sher-
iff's Office conference room. All
Gilchrist County residents are invited
to attend and applications for mem-
bership will be available for those
who are interested.
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Gilchrist. County Sheriff's

North Gilchrist
Volunteer Fire
Department Pancake
The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly pan-
cake breakfast on Saturday, March
17, 2007, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
For a small donation we offer pan-
cakes (plain, pecan, blueberry, and
caramel) eggs, sausage, juice, coffee
or tea.
Come out for a delicious breakfast,
meet your friends and neighbors and
support your fire department.

Gilchrist County
Woman's Club News.
At our March meeting we had two
very informative speakers. Christina
Locke, a Trenton High School stu-
dent, spoke about organ and tissue
donation. She is a recipient and told
of her personal experience and the
fact that she would not be here today
without the generosity of a donor.
Then Julie Thomas spoke of the
function of the Education Founda-
tion, and how the Beast Feast gen-
erates many scholarships. She ex-
plained how the scholarships are
granted including the two sponsored
by the Woman's Club each year. Our
thanks go to all the members of the
Publicity Committee for all the time
and effort that went into hosting
the St. Patricks Day themed meet-
ing. The dinner was good and there
were some yummy desserts donated
by Renate Bartz. There were three
door prizes. Maureen Gentry donat-
ed a lantern, won by Ann Ferguson;
Oonagh DeNezza, a beaded necklace
set won by Bridget Richardson; and
Laurice Potts, a Mary Kay gift bas-
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feet and looking well.
The Relay for Life Team will be
having a Bar-B-Q lunch at The Tren-
ton Community Center on March
16th. Our members have been asked
to serve and/or bake desserts.
Our Rummage sale will be March
24th. Items in good condition will be
accepted on Friday, March 23rd. No
clothes please.
The Williston Woman's Club will
be hosting the district Spring Work
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Woodmen Of The World
Meeting March 20th
Woodmen of the World Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7:00
p.m. at the Lodge home.
Lodge will provide refresments.
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American Legion Post
383 To Host St. Patrick's
Day Dinner
American Legion Post 383, Old
Town, (1297 NE 82nd Ave.,) invites
members and their guests to our St.
Patrick's Day Dinner on March 17th-
from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tra-
ditional corned beef and cabbage will
be served. $5.00 tickets are on sale
now at the canteen or at the door.
Proceeds will go to the building fund
of the Post. Donna Stacy, Nashville
recording star, will entertainment us
during the afternoon party.
On March 23rd, the Post will have
a fish fry with all the trimmings. This
event is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
and donations will be $5.00 per plate.
Entertainment will be provided. Tick-
ets.are also available for this event at
the canteen or at the door.
We now have dart games every
Tuesday and Thurday nights begin-
ning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night is
soft tip night and Thursday night is
hard tip night, and sign up is 6:00
p.m. Tony Green is coordinating this
Carl Miller is still performing
on the 1st Thursday night of each
month. On Sunday afternoons, we
have some "pickin' and grinning"
at the Post. Anyone who wishes to
come out and join in the fun, please
feel free to do so. All are welcome
and it starts around 1:00 p.m. Food
and/or snacks provided. Stop by the
Post every Sunday morning for $1.00
Bloody Marys. We have karaoke ev-
ery Tuesday night beginning at 5:00
p.m. with Gary come out and join
in the fun!
The Post'invites all of our Veterans
to come be with us on any or all of the
above occasions. We have an active
Post, Auxiliary and S.A.L. Squadron.
Information on membership require-
ments is available by stopping by the
Post or by calling (352) 542-2021
anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
every day. Remember our Armed
Forces in your thoughts and prayers
For God and Country!
M. Christians

Really great people make you feel
that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain


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Virginia Meeks loves to make quilts and she makes them for all the
offspring, big and small.
Log Cabin Quilters who needs whatever.
Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs- Greg and six boys were out Tues-
. ,day andwe has a great day. Some
day, March 8th at the Levy County .y a we s a great da. S e
Quilt Museum. It was show time for of the boys have never seen quilting
Vuilt Museum. It was show time tor and se makes them fral the

and all kinds of scenes. Her work is Lunch was so good, with chicken
something that is outstanding. and dressing, collards, turnip roots,
ieHaire hat is shed two tops, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, sweet
Alice Haire has fished two topspotatoes, cauliflower, salads, biscuits,
one painted "Wedding Ring" and one fresh
with hearts and flowers. Pat has fin- esh breads, yummy cookies, straw-
ished her white on white couch cover berry pie and so much more.
We had 15 members and 10 visi-
and as usual we took pictures of ev-
erything, tors present.
We had six from Williston and Winnelle Home
shared patterns, books and what-
ever they needed. One lady came in
who is just learning to applique and My Grandfather's a little forgetful,
wanted to know if what she was do- but he likes to give me advice. One
ing was right. It wasn't and her blind day, he took me aside and left me
stitches were really blind. We enjoy there.
all that come in and we help anyone Ron' Richards


Phone: 386-294-3867
Across from the Dollar General
1859 North Hwy 129
Bell, FL
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Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)

Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm

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Open Every Saturday
from 1lam 2pm< !i

March 17 St. Patrick's Day
w/The philman Family Band
March 13 Shillelagh
March 27 Boilin' Oil
Every week:
Open Mic from 2 3,
ome early with your instruments.

Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 for more info
Sponsored by City of Trenton & Gilchrist County Journal

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Dr. Bennitt Patterson




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Shown is two versions of the Petal
Play Redbird completed by Joyce
Springhouse Quilters
Springhouse Quilters are continu-
ing to plan for their 2007 Quilt Show,
October 26th and 27th, at the Tren-
ton United Methodist Church. The
various committees are hard at work
making their preliminary plans get-
ting vendors, publicity organized, rib-
bons, a judge, gift shop items, door
prizes, participants and needed work-
ers all lined up for the show. There is

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certainly a lot of work that goes into
a quilt show, especially since.there is
a possibility there will be 150 quilts
entered into the show.
Each quilt will be identified by
owner and given a number for track-
ing. Each quilt is treated with spe-
cial care until the show is over and
all quilts have been returned. During
the 2005 show, there were over 600
visitors to the two-day show.
Springhouse Quilters now has a
membership of approximately 85
members and continues to accept
new members. The beginning quilt-
ing classes, ongoing since late Janu-
ary, will be completed before the
end of March. There are eight new
members attending and participating
in the beginner classes and making a
sampler quilt. Each block of the sam-
pler quilt teaches a beginner a differ-
ent technique. When the sampler is
completed, these beginning quilters
should be able to make any quilt they
March is nearly one-half over. One-
fourth of 2007 will soon be over. We
wonder where our time is being spent
and what we have accomplished for
2007. The balance of 2007 will be a
very busy time. There are workshops

Solid Waste Department

announces Amnesty Days for tires and appliances.

The Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department will be


tires and appliances



refrigerator, freezer, stove) free of charge March 19,

2007, through March 31, 2007.

There will be no limit on appliances and a limit of five

(5) tires per person per day. We will accept car and light

truck tires ONLY. No large truck or agricultural tires.

Appliances and tires must be taken to the recycling

center in Bell.

For more information please call 463-3185.

and regular meetings to a
to be started and some of t
ects to be completed. M
have many unfinished qu
worktable or stored in
ets just waiting to be fin
knows, this may be the ye
of those old projects to
and entered in the quilt sh
For information on S
Quilters contact Jan Litz
3971, or Lois Scott, 463-:
Lois Sco

Farmers' Markel
Nutrition Progra
Comes To Trento
Beginning on March
Farmers' Market Nutritic
(FMNP) will be providing
Elder program recipients
coupons. FMNP coupons
in $4 amounts and can
purchase locally grown
tables and fruit. This p
be purchased at authoriz
markets from April 1st to
The Trenton Communit
Market is an authorized n
farmer participating in t
will display a sign at his
stating "We Gladly Ace
Coupons Here."
For more information
cipients may contact the (
they are enrolled, and low
ders may contact the De
Elder Affairs at (850) 414
Farmers wishing to pa
the program should conta
ton Farmers' Market ma
Hogan, at 472-7632 to se
cation training.
The Trenton Communi
Market is open on Tue
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and
days from 11:00 a.m.-2:0
Farmers' Market is held a
ic Trenton Train Depot at
Coast Trailhead on Main
in downtown Trenton.

Gilchrist County
Boosters Need Yo
Do something nice by
young people at the Suwa
Fair. The boosters are ha
time collecting funds to b
at the Fair this year.
Please participate by se
nation to 2079 SW 75th
Bell, FL 32619. Or you n
Ronnie Smith at 463-61
will be glad to pick up a d
The main goal is to he
a minimum sale price so t
our county are all support
Again please help us s
hardworking 4-H and FFA
Ronnie Smith and T

High Springs Boo
This Saturday, March


fresh veg- Gilchrist County
produce can
ed farmers' Land Transactions
o July 31st. Brad D. Bartlett to Rupert F. Dan-
:y Farmers' yow and Patricia A. Danyow, general
market. Each warranty deed, $50,000.00.
he program Scott Guthrie to Sharyn Sullivan
or her booth and Joseph Sullivan, general war-
cept FMNP ranty deed, $45,000.00, Lot 58 Ayers
i, WIC re- Melvin Arendt to Melvin Arendt,
officee where corrective quit claim deed, $10.00.
v-income el- Sandra E. Haliburton to Matthew
apartment of Chesonis, warranty deed, $17,500.00,
[-2000. Lots 21 and 22 Block B Andrews
participate in Coleman.
ct the Tren- Victor F. Hall, Jr., Barbara A. Hall,
mager, Elle Kevin L. Kelley, and Anna H. Kel-
't up certifi- ley to Martina M. Borek Trustee and
Martina M. Borek Trust, general war-
ty Farmers' ranty deed, $359,280.00.
sdays from Susan M. Pritchard to. Jeffrey P.
d on Satur- Schutt and Vicki B. Schutt, warranty
)0 p.m. The deed, $45,000.00, Lot 40 Suwannee
It the histor- Landing,
t the Nature Betty L. Miller and Roland L.
St (Rt 129) Miller to Roland L. Miller and Betty
L. Miller, warranty deed, $10.00.
Elle Hogan Essie L. Kranz and Todd Kranz to
Essie L. Kranz and Todd Kranz, war-
ranty deed, $10.00.
SJohn L. Durst and Patricia T. Durst
Fair to Laura A. Murphy, warranty deed,
)ur $44,145.53, Lots 5,8, 9, 12, 13, 16,
17 and 20 in Block 10 Suwannee
help our John Franklin Sparks, Jr. and John
anne R r F. Sparks to Sheri Slaughter, quit
ving a hard claim deed, $10.00.
uy animals Patti A. Voidanoff to Brian Paul,
g a warranty deed, Lot 81 Pines Estates.
ndg a do- Gerard E. Levesque to Gerard
Avenue n E. Levesque Trustee and Gerard E.
nay cal Mr. Levesque Revocable Trust, statutory
o nation e warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 121 Su-
lp estab wannee Shores.
I establish Gerard E. Levesque to Gerard
he youth of 'E. Levesque Trustee and Gerard E.
ted equally. Levesque Revocable Trust, statutory
support our warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 31 Gil
A members. Crest Farm.
erryParrish Gerard E. Levesque to Gerard
E. Levesque Trustee and Gerard E.
Levesque Revocable Trust, statutory
ok Fair warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 11 Lake-
17th, High wood.

Springs is hosting a Book Fair at the
New Century Woman's Club from
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Authors attend-
ing to sign books are Perky Granger,
Dr. Marjorie Abrams, Marilyn Bish-
op Shaw, Kal Rosenberg, Cynthia
Harrington, T. M. Mason, Patricia
Camburn Behnke, and Mary Lois
Anna White, song writer and sing-

North Florida
Livestock Report
Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Bartow on Thursday,
Thursday, March 8, 2007, were: this
week 519, last week 672 and last year
Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to
5.00 lower. Feeder steers and heifers
steady, Feeder and replacement cows
steady. 39 percent slaughter cows, 5
percent slaughter bulls, 19 percent
feeder steers, percent feeder Holstein
steers, 17 percent feeder heifers and
10 percent feeder and replacement
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1225-1585 (1379), 44.50-
52.50 (47.63); 1630-1900 (1769)
45.00-49.50 (47.20).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 940-1190 (1024) 45.00-49.50
(46.55);1215-1540 (1402) 43.75-
49.50 (46.91).
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1295-1485
(1365) 54.50-58.50 (55.68); 1540-
2025 (1722) 54.00-60.50 (57.22).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
andLarge 1-2: 205-230 (219) 145.00-
170,00 (155.86); 275-290 (280)
140.00-147.50 (144.91); 360-375
(371) 132.00-136.00 (133.74);400-
435 (423) 116.00-125.00 (122.17);
470-490 (483) 107.00-114.00
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 215-235 (223) 130.00-
137.50 (134.27); 255-285 (275)
122.50-135.00 (126.65); 330-345
(333) 110.00-122.50 (112.59); 475-
480 (476) 98.00-105.00 (101.99);
520-535 (526) 90.00-101.00 (95.84).
Feeder Holstein Steers Large
3: 200-235 (226) 102.50-108.00
(106.78); 330 (330) 77.50 (77.50);
475 (475) 71.50 (71.50).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-235 (215) 165.00-170.00
(167.46); 315-330 (325) 112.00-
116.00 (113.29); 355-380 (369)
106.00-114.00 (109.30); 425-445
(430) 98.00-105.00 (102.20); 475-
485 (482) 100.00-104.00 (101.13).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 215-240 (231) 120.00-130.00
(126.71); 270-275 (273) 110.00-
120.00 (115.87); 360-365 (362)
100.00-108.00 (104.03).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2 Middle-Aged: 915-1165 (1059)
52.00-82.00 (65.18) 4-6 Months
Bred; 1210-1320 (1283) 50.00-57.00
(52.20) 4-6 Months Bred.

er, will perform at noon.
Five writer workshops are avail-
able to attend for $6 or two sessions
for $10. Tickets are available at Re-
gina's Fine Jewelry, 15 NW FirstAve,
High Springs, or at the door, seating
is limited. T1X (386) 454-3776.
New and used books, plants, veg-
etables, crafts, and miscellaneous
items will also be sold at this event.
A storyteller will provide readings
for children of all ages. The Coffee
Clutch will set up a sidewalk cafe
for refreshment and relaxation. For
more information contact Grey Fox
TC Inc (386) 454-0302.
Anyone who would like to rent a
space to sell their products, services,
or items, please contact me to reserve
your space at this event or to receive
additional information on the April
14th, Earth Day Celebration focus
on earth, domestic animals, and wild-
Susan Marney, CEO
Grey Fox TC Inc
(386) 454-0302

Card Of Thanks
The Hughes family would like to
express our thanks and appreciation
of the outpouring of love you have
shown us through your thoughts,
prayers, food, donations, cards, vis-
its and most of all your never ending
support during the passing of our son
This is a very sorrowful time for us
but it helps to know our friends are
there for us.
Thanks and God bless you all.
The Hughes Family

Card Of Thanks
The family of Erline Langford
Peterson would like to thank all the

wonderful people of the Trenton
area, who were part of this past week
with me.
Erline moved to Trenton in 1962
and fell in love with the people, the
town, the school, and the overall
friendliness of Trenton.
I am sure she was looking down
this week saying--how proud she was
with the love that was shown.
When I was seven years old, Erline
told me we were moving to Trenton
because it was a great place for me
to grow-up; she was right. I certainly
saw that this past week.
God bless you all and thank you
Joyce Langford Goss

Cards of Thanks



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Page Eleven

I Legal Notices

NOTICE the property owner as of the date of the
The City of Fanning Springs has received Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60
a Small Cities Community Development days after the sale.
Block Grant for Housing Rehabilita- In accordance with the Americans with
tion. Due to limited response the City Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
has extended the time limit for accepting persons who, because of their disabilities,
applications to March 30, 2007. Applica- need speical accommodationtoparticipate
tions may be obtained from the City Hall in this proceeding should contact the
located at 17651 NW 90th Ct., Fanning ADA Coordinator at 112 S. Main Street,
Springs, FL from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Trenton, FL 32693 or Telephone (352)
each business day. Applications should 463-2345 not later than five business
be dropped off or mailed to Mrs. Sheila days prior to such proceeding.
Watson, City Clerk, at the above address. Dated this 27 day of February, 2007.
For additional information, please contact Joseph W. Gilliam
Sheila Watson at 352-463-2855 Ex. 201. Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Pub. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2007b. (SEAL)
Lyndsay P. Ayers
Pub: March 8, 15, 2007b
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc, FLORIDA
Plaintiff, Case No.: 21-2006-DR-0319
Connie L, Hulsey A/K/A Connie L. Petitioner
Hootman A/K/A Connie Lee Hootman ERNESTO SANTAMARIA
A/K/A Connie Lee McDaniel, et al, Respondent
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to TO: ERNESTO SANTAMARIA
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 8815 NW 33 AVE. ROAD MIAMI,
the 27 day of February, 2007, and entered FL 33147
in Case No. 06000102CA, of the Circuit YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and has been filed against you and that you
for Gilchirst County, Florida, wherein are required to serve a copy of your
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. is the written defenses, if any, to it on ANA
Plaintiff and Connie L. Hulsey A/K/A CARRANZA 240 SOUTH HWY. 129
Connie L. Hootman A/K/A Connie Lee BELL, FL 32619 on or before 3-5-07,
Hootman A/K/A Connie Lee McDaniel; and file the original with the clerk of this
BAHS Bank of America FSB; Beneficial Court at P.O. BOX 37 TRENTON, FL
Florida, Inc.; James Lee McDaniel; 32693, before service on Petitioner or
Unknown Spouse of Connie L. Hootman immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
A/K/A Connie Lee McDaniel A/K/A so, a default may be entered against you
Connie Lee Hootman A/K/A Connie L. for the relief demanded in the petition.
Husley; John Doe; Jane Doe as unknown Copies of all court documents in this
tenant (s) in possession of the subject case, including orders, are available at
property are defendants. I will sell to the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
the highest and best bidder for cash at You may review these documents upon
the South door of the Courthouse at the request.
Gilchrist County Courthouse, in Trenton, You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19 day of Court's office notified of your current
March, 2007, the following described address. (You may file Notice of Current
property as set forth in said Final Address, Florida Family Law Form
Judgment, to wit: 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
Commencing at the Northeast comer of will be mailed to the address on record at
Section 10, Township 10 South, Range the clerk's office.
16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida; .WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
run thence West a distance of 33.00 Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
feet; thence S 00001'55"E. 467.42 ft. certain automatic disclosure of documents
to the Northerly Right-of-way line of and information. Failure to comply can
State Road 26; thence S 73 47'39" W result in sanctions, including dismissal or
1365.06 ft. along the Northerly Right- striking of pleadings.
of-Way of State Road 26; thence N 010 Dated: 2-2-07
34' 25" E 267.50 ft. for the POINT OF (SEAL)
25" E 262.55 ft; thence S 89 29' 44" E By: Kendra Cathey
330.00 ft; thence S 01' 34' 25" W 151.74 Deputy Clerk
ft; thence S 720 03' 17" W. 350.07 ft. to Pub. March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2007p.
.;A j 97 Flee Mobile Home, VIN # ,
G.AFL\ 5A29398WT21, permanently PUBLIC NOTICE
affixed and situated thereto, upon the real CITY OF TRENTON
property described above. PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
Any person claiming'an interest in the MEETING
surplus from the sale, if any, other than The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session


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on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Kathryn Deen Commission Cham-
bers at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL.
Items included on the agenda are as fol-
A. Call to Order
B. Kincaid Temporary Use Permit
-Asphalt Production Facility
C. Application Review Process
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, he/she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. March 15, 2007b.

The City of Trenton Board of Commis-
sioners will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, March 19, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.,'
or immediately following the Planning
& Zoning Board meeting, in the Kath-
ryn Deen Commission Chambers, 114 N.
Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Consent Items
1. Approval of Minutes
2. Approval of February 2007
3. Approval of February 2007
Financial Statement
D. City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Public Works
3. Fire
4. Police
E. Action Items
1. CPA 05-2 First Reading
Ordinance 06-29 SRS/,
Piedmont Comprehensive Plan
2. CPA 05-3 First Reading
Ordinance 06-30 Parker
Comprehensive Plan
3. LDR 07-01 Final Reading
Ordinance 07-02 Asphalt
Production Temporary Use
4. Kincaid Temporary Use Permit
-Asphalt Production Facility
5. Fagade Improvement Grant -
Tri County Investments
6. CRA Advisory Committee
7. CRAAdvisory Committee
Agenda and Directions
8. Application Review Process
F. Board Member Request
G. City Manager Report
H. City Attorney Report
I. Unscheduled Requests
J. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person
decid, to appeal' any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, he/she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.

Pub. March 15,2007b.

Jered Ottenwess
City Manager

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, March 19, 2007, at 4:00 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Room, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/
Department Reports
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
4:30 p.m. Road Department
5:00 p.m. Ordinance 07-02;
Parking on County
Right-of- Ways
5:15 p.m. Ordinance 07- 04;
Capital Improvement Element
'5:30 p.m.
Stephen Hurley; Hurley's
Plantation, Zoning issues and
liquor license
5:45 p.m.
Lou Newman, Alachua County
Crime Stoppers
6:00 p.m.
Cully & Donna Edwards;
Changing Property Line
6:30 p.m.
Mike Myers; Rolling Oaks
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"'Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Puib. March 15, 2007b.

Gilchrist County District Advisory
Council will meet on Wednesday,
March 21, 2007 at 8:00 A.M. in the
Administration Office at Bell Elementary
School located at 2821 East Bell Avenue,
Bell, Florida to commence its annual visit
of the Bell campuses..
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. March 15, 2007b:

Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, March 20,
2007 at 5:00 P.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW llth
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4 Workshop-Board Responsibilites
5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
5. Operations
6. Personnel
7. Student Services
8. Removal of Items from Consent
9. Consent Agenda
10. Reports
11. School Board Policy Review
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
.Superintendent of Schools
-Pub. March 15; 2007b. -

P.O. BOX 116
BELL,.FL 32619-0116 )
Town will hold its regular Town Planning
Board Meeting and Council Meeting on
Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Bell Town Hall, located at 3240 W. Rail-
road Lane Bell, Florida.
March 22,2007-6:00 p.m.-Town'Hall
Town Council Special Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Invocation-Flag
C. Business
1. Buddy Vickers, Dr. Surrency,
the Gilchrist County School Board,
and Dr. Robert Hall-Lake City
Community College-
2. Review and suggestion for LDR
amendments and revisions by the
Town Council.
3. Final Reading-Ordinance 2007-
03 (Road Impact Fee)
4. Inter-Local Agreement with
Gilchrist County for Road Impact
D. Adjourn

person decides to appeal any decision
made by the council, with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he or
she will need a record of the. proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatm record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. March 15, 2007b.

Gilchrist County School Board will meet
jointly with the Bell Town Council on
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 6:00 P.M.
at the Town Hall in Bell, Florida. In-
formation' will be presented by James
Vickers Superintendent of Schools, Dr.
James Surrency Assistant Superintendent
and Dr. Charles Hall, President of Lake
City Community College regarding col-

lege level educational opportunities in
Gilchrist County.
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. March 15, 2007b.

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I UObituariesI
Mr. Freddie D. Allen Beach; a son, Joseph Wright Birch-
Mr. Freddie D. Allen of Chiefland field, Jr. of Cross City; three step-
passed away March 12, 2007, at Ha- sons, Thomas Burnett, Ken Burnett
ven Hospice in Chiefland. He was 68 both of Cross City and Jeffrey Bur-
ears oldnett of Deltona; seven grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Allen was born in Janney (Levy and three great-grandchildren.
County) Florida and lived most of his A visitation will be held on
life in this area. He was a steel worker Wednesday, March 14, 2007 between
and served in the United States Coast the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
guard. A funeral service will be held on
He was preceded in death by a son, Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 11:00
Douglas Allen. a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Mr. Allen is survived by a daughter, Home with Rev. Sammy Corbin of-
Kimberly Allen ofNewberry; a broth- ficiating. Burial will follow at the
-r, Morris Alien of Sanford; three sis- Cross City Cemetery.
:ers, Leola Spell, Loretta Hammock, Arrangements were under the care
and Myra Corbin, all of Chiefland; of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
and his companion, Marian Schneiler Cross City, Florida.
Af Chiefland.
A graveside service was held
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at An- Mrs. Nancy Geneal
:ioch Cemetery in Chiefland. Brock
Arrangements were under the care Mrs. Nancy Geneal Brock of Cross
Zf Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, City passed away on Friday, March
Chiefland, Florida.
9, 2007, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville. She
was 64 years old.
Mr. Joseph Wright She moved to Dixie County from
Birchfield, Sr. Raiford in 1973, was a member
Mr. Joesph Wright Birchfield, Sr. of Lydia Baptist Church, and was
Af Horseshoe Beach passed away dedicated to her family and a loved
Sunday, March 11, 2007 at the VA wife, mother and grandmother. She
Hosptial in Gainesville. He was 86 enjoyed gardening, growing flowers,
years old. sewing and crafts. She worked with
He was a member of the New Be- the Dixie County Tax Collectors of-
ginnings Church in Horseshoe Beach. fice for 10 years.
He served in the United States Army Mrs Brock is survived by her
during World War II and loved to fly, husband of 42 years, James Varise
was a member and former Vice Presi- (JV) Brock; her mother, Eva Skeen
ient and Treasurer of the Gyrocopter of Live Oak; a son, Garlon Trevor
ent and Treasurer of the Gyrocopter Brock of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a
Mr. Birchfield is survived by his daughter, Nancy Trasha Brock Wales
wife, Maxine Birchfield of Horseshoe of Cross City; a brother, Harold Da-

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Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Dean Webb officiating. Burial
followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery
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Arrangements were under the care
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Mr. Warren Joseph Fontenot of
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He moved to Bell in 1981 from
Virginia Beach. He was retired from
the United States Navy on November
24, 1968 after 23 1/2 years of ser-
vice. He retired as Master Chief Pet-
ty Officer. He was a member of the
Fleet Reserve, American Legion and
Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs.
Mr. Fontenot is survived by his
wife, Eva Fontenot of Bell; five sons,
Robert Earl (Hallie) Smith of McAl-
pin, William Joseph (Sally) Fontenot
of Franklin, Virginia, Weldon Joseph
(Shirley) Fontenot of Bell, Wilton
Joseph Fontenot of Bell and Wallace
Joseph (Lorrie) Fontenot of Virginia
Beach, Virginia; two nieces, Zina
DeWitt of Lake Charles, Louisiana
and Zella Glynn of Middleburg; nine
Grandchildren and seven great-grand-
A funeral service was held Monday,
March 12, 2007, at the Rick Good-
ing Funeral Home. Burial followed
at the Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell on Tuesday, March 13,
2007. In lieu of flowers, donations
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n funny" the Tri-Counties, 311 NE 9th Street
Coile Chiefland, Florida 32626.
Mr. John Alan "Sunny" Coile of Arrangements were under the care
High Springs passed away on Sun- of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
day, February 18, 2007 at his home. Cross City, Florida.
He was 61 years old.
He was born and raised in Miami.
He joined the United States Air Force. illim
and retired in Homestead after 20 Mr. William Randel
years of service. He spent the last Grant, Sr.
15 years in Gilchrist County where Mr. William Randel Grant, Sr. of
he enjoyed hunting, and air boating, Steinhatchee passed away on Sun-
amongst many hobbies, but wood- day, March 11,2007 at his home. He
working was his passion. He cre- was 46 yearsold.
ated beautiful pieces of art. He was He was a member of Suwannee
a loving husband, devoted father and River Baptist Church in Old Town.
a wonderful friend to many. He had Mr. Grant is survived by his wife,
a heart of gold, who always put oth- Susan Grant of Steinhatchee; his
ers before himself. Those who knew Susan r o S i
him will never forget him. He will mother, Mary Elizabeth Grant of
be missed dearly and will forever be Steinhatchee; two sons, William
in our hearts. Grant, Jr. of Old Town and James
Mr. Coile is survived by his wife Grant of Steinhatchee; a daughter,
of 41 years, Dorothy Coile of High Mary Grant of Steinhatchee; two
Springs; two daughters, Loretta sisters, Lillian Henderson and Judy
Destin of Dunnellon and Michelle Thomas both of Cross City; and four
Coile of High Springs; two sisters, grandchildren.
Joan. Condon of Sarasota and Kathy A funeral service was held on
Minchew of Ocala; three grandchil- Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the
dren, Kendal, Vanessa and Hunter Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Destin. Rev. Bobby Lindsey officiating.
There will be no service to mourn Burial followed at Waters Memorial
his passing, instead a gathering of Cemetery in Steinhatchee.
family and friends will be held at a i aigement"we~ under ite cia
later date tohdndr his memory and to 9 of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,

celebrate his life.

Cross City, Florida.

Mrs. Janie Ella Hoover
Mrs. Janie Ella Hoover of Old
Town passed away on Monday,
March 5, 2007, at North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center. She was 70
years old.
She moved here in 1992 from Gib-
sonton, Florida and was a member of
Rock Sink Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hoover is survived by her hus-
band of 52 years, Donald L. Hoover of
Old Town; two sons, Wayne Hoover
of Old Town and Carl Hoover of Gib-
sonton; three daughters, Wanda Rut-
ledge of Tampa, Janet Hoover of Old
Town and Judy Skeels of Gibsonton;
a brother, G.I. Inman of Old Town; a
sister, Johnnie Goodrich of Buffalo,
South Carolina; 10 grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on
Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Rock
Sink Baptist Church with Rev. Terry
Cranford officiating. Burial followed
at the Rock Sink Baptist Church
Arrangements were under the care
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida.

Mr. William N. "Bill"
Mr. William N. "Bill" Huesman of
Bell passed away Wednesday, Febru-
ary 28,2007 at Shands in Gainesville.
He was 52 years old.
He was a native of Cincinnati,
Ohio and moved to Bell in 2001 from
Middleburg. He was retired from the
United States Navy and a Vietnam
Veteran, and retired aircraft electri-
cian. He was of the Methodist faith
and a member of the VFW and Amer-
ican Legion.
Mr. Huesman is survived by his
wife, Linda of Bell; a son, Charles
Huesman and his finacee, Jennifer
Burres of Orange Park; a daughter,
Lori (Pender) O'Neal of Bell; his
mother, Kathryn Gribble of Spar-
tanburg, South Carolina; two broth-
ers, Tom Huesman of Spartanburg,
South Carolina and Robert Huesman
of Midlowthian, Virginia; four grand-
children; and a special autistic friend
Mikie Hammondtree of Bell.
The family will receive friends at
the church from 2:30 p.m. until ser-
vice time.
A funeral service will be held on
Saturday, March 17, 2007 3:30 p.m.
at the Middleburg United Methodist
Church, 3925 Main Street, Middle-
burg with Pastor Ann officiating.
Arrangements were under the care
of Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwa-
ter, Florida

Mr. Arthur Frederick
Rutledge, Jr.
Mr. Arthur "Freddie" Rutledge, Jr.
of Trenton passed way on Monday,
March 12, 2007, in the afternoon at
Medic Ayers Health and Rehabilita-
tion Center. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Rutledge was born in Trenton
and spent his entire life here. He was
a member of First Baptist Church of
He is survived by one brother, Har-
ry Rutledge of Orlando.
A graveside funeral service was
held for Mr. Rutledge on Wednes-
day, March 14, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at
the Trenton Cemetery at the Rutledge
family plot in the old part of the cem-

Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton,

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with sun deck/dock along the water, located at Shady Bend River/Air Park west of Bell. Frame-built home has side 'in-law'/guest cottage, both with
screened-in river-view porches. Inside has wood & tile flooring, wood vaulted ceilings, spacious open greatroom/kitchen & more. All on a private, wooded
4.35-acre tract--call or email for details...$459,900.
ROCK BLUFF 'HIGH & DRY' PROPERTY & M/HOME: 3 BR/2 BA: Great river vistas abound, from this 100x240+ treed tract, with very nice 24x44
Manufactured Home. Property has large back river deck, with staircase to stationary dock. Inside, Sellers have put in new flooring, re-done kitchen w/new
appliances, upgraded BA's and more--call office for Jean/Jim for information...$295,000.
DIXIE CO. RIVER-AREA HOME & 1+ LANDSCAPED ACRE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built two-level CB home, on neatly kept 1.06-acre property,
located within stone's throw of the Suwannee & Nature Coast Trail/Bridge (includes S/Ds private boat entry). Over 2700 inside sqft. of comfort, with
16x36 attached covered patio deck (w/hot tub); also has bonus rooms, 20x24 work bldg., and more--call office for Jean/Jim for details...$265,000.
6+ ACRES--SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT TRACT WEST OF BELL: Unspoiled 6.28-acres, a wooded tract with 200' frontage along the Suwannee, at
Shady Bend Air Park S/D. Call/email Barbara or office, for full property details..$249,900.
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE WEST OF BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on land-scpped 9.97-acre property located
just 3/4-mile from the Suwannee. Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (top-line appliances) and
more. Outside has 46x40 combo garage/workshop (room, for horses), nice mix of trees, pasture & wildlife--contact Barbara and/or office for all
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, ON 1+ ACRE NEAR'TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Quality frame/lardy-plank home built in 2006, located'at executive Homes
S/D just south of town (right by US-129); has spacious living area, full Main BR/BA suite (his/hers' closets, tiled shower), large 2-car garage, new metal
storage bldg. & more...$199,900.
SPACIOUS 4 BR HOME IN TOWN: NICE NEIGHBORHOOD: 4 BR/2 BA: With over 1,600 inside sq. ft, this CB/Stucco home would be ideal for
growing family, located at quiet neighborhood in NE Trenton (right by an oak-shaded city park). Has full rooms throughout, including bonus 4th BR (or
could be private office) attached behind 2-car garage. Also, privacy board fencing in back (with screened-in porch)...$129,900.
20 WOODED ACRES W/SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2001 28x76 Manufactured home, sitting on private, wooded
20-acre tract; property located within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sq. ft. of comfort, includes full living, dining, family/game rooms,
outbuildings & more...$339,000.
Reduced (From $311,006)--LARGE M/HOME ON 29+ SECLUDED ACRES: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious 27x76 manufactured home, located amongst lots
of planted pines (great future investment), on a 29.1-acre tract in-between Trenton & Fanning. Acreage has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole bar (w/electric).
Home-site being sold'as is'by Owner- call Iie, .:.r BrmarOs t..r ll ije det l, ...$299.900.
5 PASTURE ACRES'& HOME-SITE NE FR F2NNING PRINGS: 4 BR2 R ..I 1 r ..... .i.e r.., h-e e.-r. I..r it.. 5-acre fenced tract,
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WELL-KEPT PROPERTY W/PRIVACY: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 1600+ inside sqft., at this neat/clean Manufactured home-site close to Bell, on a
secluded 5.8-acre tract (has nice mix of pasture & large oaks). Large, airy rooms inside, with fireplace & shelving in living room, full Main BR/BA suite
(garden tub & shower in bath), lots more..$126,900.
Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT M/HOME, W/2+- ACRE TRACT IN DIXIE: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice 27x56 'Nobility' Manufactured, on
landscaped & large-treed 2.1-acre tract close to Old Town. Neat & clean inside, with spacious Greatroom format, large kitchen, fireplace in family room,
attached wood front porch, outbuilding & more...$124,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME & LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NW LEVY CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Beautifully-kept 2000 26x40 Manufactured, located near to
CR-345/CR-336 just south of Chiefland. The home is bright and airy inside, with eat-in kitchen & spacious Main suite. One-acre tract has outbuildings and
well-maintained A/G pool--Call Barbara/office for details...$119,900.
TWO SEPARATE M/HOMES, BOTH ON 5 ACRES, JUST NORTH OF BELL: Two adjacent 5-acre tracts, each with a Manufactured Home (one a 3
BR/2 BA 24x40, the other 2 BR/2 BA 16x76), both kept in good shape. Properties are rolling, wooded land--one has outbuilding & 2-vehicle pole barn;
both within short drive of CR-340. For sale separately, but Owner may consider combined offer...$118,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE IN NO. GILCHRIST: 3BR/2BA: 1996 24X44 Manufactured, in quality condition, on a comer
1.15-acre tract (nice mix of trees/open space), with board fencing in front. Located north of Bell, with quick access to US 129 & CR 340...Owner says to
present offers...$88,900.
AFFORDABLE MANU. HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 14x56 M/Home on wooded 2 lots in NE Trenton neighborhood, has
newly-installed city services, ready to move into & priced for quick sale...$49,900.
44 ACRES, MIX OF WOODS/OPEN SPACE, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, has nice mix of natural woods & open pasture.
Property also has over 1,400' of paved frontage along CR-337, and well, fencing/gates. Lots of potential for family-farm/agricultural use--call or e-mail our
office for full details...$499,900.
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded, unspoiled property, has frontage along 2 sides of paved
Spillers Road, so potential for multiple home-sites; located right by neat/clean county park near Old Town...$220,000.
FIVE ACRES, WITH WELL & SEPTIC.INSTALLED: Nice mix of trees and open space, at this 5.02-acre tract in West Gilchrist Co., close to both
Trenton and Bell. Property has 4" well & septic tank installed ready foryour new home-site; call or email for full information...$89,900.
4-to-5 ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Four separate properties available, all throughout the Gilchrist & Levy Co. market--each ready for new home-site,
check with our office for all the information/locations..Starting from $69,900.
SINGLE LOTS TO ONE ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of the smaller tracts for sale, from 100x100 sized, to 1/2 & 3/4 acre tracts, and some
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and I2 b. one-acre traLs larl from I12,OH.
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Estimates. trade: Motor Grader Operator, Job Super-
intendant, Survey Helper, Truck Drivers
w/CDL-A or B. Valid driver's license
and experience required. Benefits. Apply
PA T within: Andrews Paving, Inc. (386) 462-

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rock Ser-
ning and has a part-time bath tech position avail-
able. This position starts at $7.50/hr. and

tfnb,6-1 is from 8am-12noon, M-F. Must be self
motivated and dependable. Will train the
8CTOR: right individual. Please fax resume Attn:
on yourBeth to 352-472-2572 or stop by & sub-
Box 249,mit application.

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TOR: Tri-County Nursing Home now
accepting applications. Please apply in
person or fax resume to 352-463-1855.
EOE/DFWP, 7280 SW SR-26, Trenton.

NEED SOMEONE to do yardwork in
tfnb,5-20 Bell. 463-2288.
IC: New
)2453. Call PT, T-F, 3pm-6:30pm, Saturdays, 8am-
6pm. Must be 18. A Paradise for Pets
tfnb,11-25 Grooming Salon, 352-472-1611.

sition for busy medical office. Duties
include answering multi-line phones,
scheduling appointments, preparing
charts for next day, medical record trans-
fers/request, and other miscellaneous
jobs. Must have a high school diploma.
Computer data entry, bookkeeping and
clerical skills a must. Apply to: Re-
ceptionist Position, P.O. Box 640, Tren-
ton, FL 32693. No phone calls please.

SITION open immediately. M-F, 8am-
4:30pm, position requires self-starter,
great attitude, experience with Microsoft
Office, and ability to handle many tasks.
Gray Construction Services @ 222 West
Wade Street in Trenton. No calls please.
We are a drug free workplace.


Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
tfn, 1-03

We grind them all. Langston Tree Ser-
vice, Inc. 490-4456.

Victim Advocate -
Full time, grant-funded position.
Specialized work responsible for
coordinating & implementing all
Victim Support Program activities,
including providing first response
services to victims of violent and
non-violent crimes in Alachua
County, conducting victim follow-up,
coordinating referrals to other service
providers & assisting in criminal
justice advocacy. BA/BS degree in
Sociology, Psychology or related
field, two (2) yrs exp. as a victim
advocate, exp. in crisis
counseling/crisis management.
Computer exp & familiarity w/
community assistance programs.
Successfully complete background
investigation with drug test and
polygraph. Any combination of
education & exp which provides the
required knowledge, skills and
Starting Salary: $32,558/yr
Deadline: March 23, 2007

2621 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 367-4040

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

O W TH ST $5,9 s t of-ourpr $ 9 (59 493 ^tf'-'

Nice SWMH on.38 acres in Trenton. This 3/2 home Nice 3/2 double wide home on 1 acre fenced lot.
has great potential for owners, occupants or There is plenty of storage space with extra large
investors. Close to schools, shopping, the Suwannee closets andhuge storage/workshop building. This is
River, the Gulf of Mexico, and only 45 minutes to a peaceful county setting with a lot of possibilities.
Gainesville. *** SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT Come and make an offer then enjoy the quiet,
ONLY WITH 24 HOURS NOTICE!! *** $59,900. senerity of your property. $99,500. (754190) 493-
(GMH-752987-JW) 463-6144 2221
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1950 home, 3/1 board & batt exterior on 2;13acres Beautiful one of a kind 3/2 multi-level home on 2.4
on paved road SE Hwy 55A. Brick fireplace, solid acres. This home features concrete block and frame
wood cabinets, separate laundry room. Needs some construction, a 2 carattached garage with work area,
TLC, but has GREAT potential. Priced for quick cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel
sale! $139,900. (DR-755295-DD) 493-2221 appliances, wood deck for you to grill and relax on,
S.. .. lovely park like lot, and more. $190,000.00

20 acres improved pasture, nice large scattered d oaks.
Partially fenced with a 1 bedroom I bath cottage
located in Gilchrist County. $284,900. (GR-755281) Absolutely Gorgeous 3/2 home nestled on 8.97 acres
493-2221 out in the Country between Chiefland & Trenton. Very
convenient for commute to Gainesville. This home is
Call Our O icein model home condition. The professional
landscaping just adds to it's beauty. This is a must see
For More Listings! w/over 2200 sq fR of living area,plus oversize 2 car
garage. $399,000. (LR-752154) 352-4932221


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Licensed Real Estate Broker
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386935-0243
25 ACRE HUNTING PARADISE Nestled into timberland area. Complete with great home
place to live in, fenced, outbuildings. Private & secluded area. Only $324,900.
291.45 ACRES OF PRIME HUNTING LAND With a hunting lodge type house, lodge is
complete with nice porches and a fireplace. Dog pen, rock quarry, fish pond and approximately
150 acres of planted pines. Awesome hunting of deer, wild hogs, turkey, etc. Good improved
roads and trails throughout the property. Fronts on a paved road. $1,595,000. Just 8 miles out
of Cross City.
by, beautiful river! A great environment for your family and friends. Only $32,000. (each)
WOODED 15 ACRES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY $119,500. Owner Financing w/ 15%
10 ACRES WITH NICE D'W MH and second rental s/w mh. Has a garage and is fenced.
Quiet and secluded. In the Bell school system. $175,000.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing with 15% down.
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 swim-
ming spring a few feet away. Deer & turkey hunting. Buildable, and already has well & power.
Nicely wooded. $340,000.
Only $79,900.
10 ACRES Nice land that's high & dry, but convenient to Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers.
Gainesville. Complete with well, septic, power & decks at river. Very close to a paved road.
Ready for your new house and one of the best opportunities on the river. $239,500.
2 BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON SUWANNEE RIVER Approximately 2 acres on the Suwaunee
River. One lot developed with a nice camper and covered deck. Stairway to the river with well,
septic & power. The second lot has septic system permit, new covered observation deck over-
looking the river stairway to the river and floating dock. Very private! Great motor boating area.
$275,000. For both lots.
FANTASTIC 5 ACRES Great neighborhood in the country 8 miles to the closest town.
Partially fenced. Wonderful homesite with oak trees and a beautiful pasture.
Only $100,000. FIRM Buyer pays for title insurance.
- Paved road, river access, great fishing & duck hunting. City water, underground utilities, septic
permit. Perfect area for air boating, etc!! $75,000.

For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
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tions: Full time position for busy medical
office. Three years minimum experience
in accounts payable, general ledger and
accounts receivable. Additional experi-
ence in cpt and icd-9 coding, insurance
filing and medical billing a plus. Com-
puter data entry, bookkeeping and clerical
skills a must. Qualified applicants only.
Appy to: Finance Services Position, P.O.
Box 640, Trenton, and FL 32693. No
phone calls please. E.O.E.

able to work evenings and weekends, and
speak English. 813-493-6684 or 386-454-
8256 Hurley Waccasassa Plantation.

BBQ in Bell. Apply in person. 463-6859.

DRIVERS: Home Every Weekend! .41
Loaded/.37 Empty .01 Loaded Tarp Pay,
Health, Life, Dental, 401K. Monthly Bo-
nuses. CDL-A, lyr Exp. Grayson Mitch-
ell 800-247-6321.

needed for lawn & garden centi
have experience. Medical & re
available, call Gilchrist Building
463-2738 ask for Clinton.

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34'x36' WORKSHOP
2005 Home Full Length Porch
3BR/2BA on 3.28 Acres
$149,941 MLS#754487

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960 sq.ft. 5 Acres
MLS# 755225 $109,000

busy contracting firm. Please
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Gilchrist Counties has the folli
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or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross
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case management. Must hav
or higher, plus 3 years experi
children and families. Infan
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activities of infants and toddle
ESTATE AGENT wanted fo
office. Call for confidential

Hometown Realty
of North Fl,inc.

Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008

3BR/1BA 2.43 Acres
MLS#755258 $99,000

Cleared 5 Acres & Very Clean
2BR/1.5BA SWMH w/ porch
MLS#753758 $125,000

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3BR/2BADWMH 1960 sq.ft
MLS #754067 $215,000

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Comer Lot, Paved road
3Br/2BA Furnished SWMH
MLS#755481 $67,500

.18Acre, RiverwalkS/D $59,900 LOTS & ACREAGE 10Acres, Hwy 349 Old Town $129,900
.23 Commercial, US 129 $75,000 10 Acres, Paved Road $163,000
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access $32,900 1.6 Acres, Well & Septic $48,300 5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $89,900 12 Acres, Scattered Oaks $170,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $17,900 2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable $56,900 5 Acres, E. Gilchrist, 3 to choose from $85,000 15 Acres, Perfect for Motorcross $175,000
1 Acre, North Gilchrist $18,500 2 Acres, Bell, Dividable $45,000 5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $54,900 20 Acres, Planted Pines; $189,000
1 Acre North of Bell $21,000 2 Acres, Old Town $39,000 7.33 Acres, Cleared $139,900 20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $199,000
1 Acre Lots, Williston $35,000 2 Acres, Old Town, Paved Rd. $39,900 7.94 Acres, Paved Highway, US-129 $109,900 20 Acres, Pines, Close to River $249,942
1 Acre, Paved Road, Bell $39,900 2.5 Acres, Slab Foundation, REDUCED $69,900 10 Acres, Cleared $199,000 21.85 Acres, Suwannee River $320,000
1 Acre, Buck Bay, Chiefland $65,000 4.34 Acres, WIS/P, Morristop $119,000 10Acres,CR 232 $99,000 30 Acres, Near Manatee Spgs $339,000
1.03 Acres, Partially Cleared $25,500 .5 Acres Beautifully Wooded $69,990 10 Acres, CR 232 $115,000 40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $380,000
1.14 Acres, W/S/P $45,000 5 Acres, Bell City Limits, Dividable $112,000 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $119,000 42 Acres E Gilchrist $399,000
1.19, Acres, Comer Lot $28,500 5 Acres, W/S/P, Suwannee County $69,900 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $128,000 78 Acres, CR 340. $699,000

Your Hometown Team

Natalie Rankin Rob Rankin Michele Taylor Emma Garcia Don Thomas
(Not Pictured: Kathleen Shannon. Jack Diepersloot & Nathan Shepherd)

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2002 Skyline pit-set DWMH
4/2 on beautiful 5 ac pasture
MLS#753977 $172,000

t, Temporary Instructional Aide, Pre-K
us (District-Wide)
or High school diploma or equivalent.
l1- Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
gh at least 60 credit hours from an
A accredited institution,
th or a passing score on an approved state
er test required.
ay Current, valid CDA required.
*L Anticipated Vacancy Payroll
on Supervisor
w. District Office
High School Diploma or equivalent.
15 Three years of experience in accounting,
bookkeeping or related field. Must have
working knowledge of office procedures
or and equipment. Must have excellent
3- written and oral communication
v- skills. Must be proficient in the use of
Microsoft Office Applications (Word,
25 Excel, Outlook) in an office setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Intermediate
ri- to advanced level of experience working
od with Excel spreadsheets and formulas.
ry Experience in payroll. AA/AS Degree
2) desirable.
Anticipated Vacancy
22 Bus Aide/Monitor, 4 hours/day
Bell Elementary School
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution,
or a passing score on an approved
state test required. Preference given to
applicants with previous experience.
Anticipated Vacancy
Office Aide, 4 hours/day
Bell High School
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Preference given to applicants with

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

Help Wanted

previous experience in an office or
school setting.
Temporary Instructional Aide
Bell Elementary School
High school diploma or equivalent.
Associate of Arts degree or higher, or
at least 60 credit hours from an
accredited institution,
or a passing score on an approved state
test required.
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
EPA (HVAC) certification required.
Journeyman level HARV license
Anticipated Vacancy: Instructor,
District Wide
Bachelor's degree or higher from
an accredited institution. Florida
Certification covering English. Masters
Degree and eligible to teach dual
enrollment/community college preferred.
Anticipated Vacancies- Instructor,
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Science.
Certification for Chemistry and Physics
preferred. Masters Degree and eligible
to teach dual enrollment/community
college preferred.
Anticipated Vacancy: Instructors,
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Math.
Masters Degree and eligible.to teach
dual enrollment/community college

Does 2345 sq ft, stainless steel
appliances, corian countertops,
hardwood floors, jetted tub....etc.
sound like heaven to you? Well here
it is, right here on 5 beautiful acres!!
$230,000. Seller motivated!

Very Nice 3 acre parcel located in Old Town, Florida. With a
well and septic already in place, this piece is just waiting for your
new home or mobile! $48,000.
Assumable Mortgage 2/1 1975 mobile on .25 of an acre within a
stones throw of the Suwannee River but no flooding. Home is in
excellent condition with lots of storage. $55,000.
Commercial Potential. 5 acres located on SR-26 only .4 miles
.outside of Trenton.. $150,000.
Buildable Suwannee River Lot. 5.18 acres, wooded, with over
100ft. of beautiful river front, this would make an excellent
home-site. $225,000, owner will accept offers!
One Acre Lot in Bell. High and dry. Short drive to historic
Suwannee River. Only $31,900.
Wonderful 1.17 Acres located in Dixie County directly across the
road from the historic Suwannee River in quiet neighborhood.
Only $20,000, seller motivated!
Investor Alert! 1971 mobile on .23 acres located in Bronson,
Florida. With a little bit of work this would be a great rental.
We have Owner Financed Land -
1 to 10 acres, with payments from only $244/month!

L. Frank Grant Realty
SL. Frank Grant

216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 R= ....
We List To Sell! IL.

7769 SW CR-334
3 BR/2 BA Ranch Home on 18 acres w/3
BR/2 BA DW. MLS#754159.
Priced $616,664.

10789 SE CR #337
2-BD/ 2BA FRAME HOME on 1 acre
MLS #754111 Priced $170,000.

8640 SW 47th Lane
2BD/ 1BA MH ON 1 acre lot
Close to Suwannee River
MLS # 750952 PRICED AT $65,000.

For additional information on our listings
Visit our website at www.lfrankgrant.com

.MLS # 754309
MLS # 749600
MLS # 749774
MLS # 751145
MLS # 752877
MLS # 751741
MLS # 751750
MLS # 752195
MLS # 752196
MLS # 755053

Land in Gilchrist County
9.55 acres w/4'well 16x36 shelter
9.2 ac Planted Pines off County Grade
10 ac w/4" well-cross fenced
5 acre wooded lot w/Pines
5 ac wooded w/scattered oaks
11.51 ac cleared pasture
2 ac paved road, cleared
2 ac wooded lot
5 ac fenced, cleared on paved road
3 ac planted pines

MLS # 755054-755056 5 plus ac planted pines

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Southern Property Services, Ir

352-375-7731 -Anne Barnett
352-376-1371 Lynn Hervey
352-359-6305 Susan Huish
352-475-3500 ~ Sondra Blake
* $8,000 discount for 4-lot block in Oak Walk. $132,000. Paved
streets, underground electric and phone, trails, park, deed
restricted. Anne Barnett Broker/Owner.
* 26-acre horse-farm-in N. Gilchrist County. 3 BR/2 BA home in
excellent condition, high quality 4-stall barn, paddocks.
$445,000. Susan Huish.
* 326 acres on SR-47 just north of CR-232. Zoning is 1 home per
5 acres. Paved and graded road frontage. $5,500/acre. Susan
* New home in Oak Walk. High quality construction, side
garage, ceramic tile, tray ceilings, lots of windows! $237,000,
seller will pay $3,000 closing costs..Lynn Hervey.
* 5 acres in Meadow Wood Trails, pavedlstreet, hones only, four
board fence, gate. $99,000. Anne Barnett.
* 20 Acres in Winding River Preserve! In planted pine, nice dry
lot! $280,000. Susan Huish.
* 232 acres in Winding River Preserve. Gorgeous planted pine,
mixed habitats, seller will divide. $1,740,000. Lynn Hervey.
* Gorgeous lot in the Preserve neighborhood in The Riverwalk.
Backs up to huge wooded preserve. $84,000. Anne Barnett
* 32 acre farm in Lafayette County. SWMH, pole barn, fenced,
paved road, $395,000. Call Lynn Hervey.
* 40 acres NW Gilchrist County. High, dry and rolling. Next to
timber company land. $400,000. Lynn Hervey.
* 395 acres in Suwannee County just north of Branford, walk to
the river! $5,500/acre. Sondra Blake.
* 40 acres of hay in Gilchrist County. Beautiful, high and dry
tract! $480,000. Anne Barnett.
* 41 acres in Tiger Island, small cabin, great hunting! $200,000.
Lynn Hervey.


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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 1lth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.

Trenton I & II


718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
for a 3 BR
HC apartment.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
Equal Housing Opportunity.


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Serving Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties
605 South Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone: (352) 463-2121

Gulfside Realty. Inc.
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Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace

For Rent

2 BR MOBILE HOME: Screened front
porch, open back porch, some furniture.
If interested call 463-2288.



eludes utilities. Call 352-215-5694 or
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2tb,3-8-3-15 House Wanted

half mile east of Fanning Springs on
highway 26, clubhouse for rent, approx.
2,000 sq. ft.... for parties, weddings and
all of your special occasions, call Bobby
Heath 352-542-9284.

2 BR/1 BA SWMH: $430/month, 1st,
last, security required. Available March
20th. No Pets. 352-463-8316.

Need Sign

Agents. w

Outstanding Results. T

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

Kim Stanley
Cell (352) 745-6236



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 1657 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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10 acres and 3/2 DWMH in Gilchrist County. Wonderful place to get
away from it all. Cathedral ceilings, separate dining area, pass thru
kitchen bar, great room w/ fireplace. MLS 275982 $185,000"

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MARRIED COUPLE: With no pets and
no children want to lease 3/2 unfurnished
house for minimum of 6 months. First/
last month and security deposit no prob-
lem. Prefer Bell area. Reply P.O. Box
565, Bell, FL 32619.

Real Estate

wooded, high & dry, owner
down payment, only $307/i

Real Estate

3 BR/2 BA 2000 DW ON 5 ACRES:
Upgraded with ceramic tile. New kitch-
en, new appliances, huge living room
w/fireplace, master bedroom with large
bathroom. High and dry, scattered trees
on a quiet country road. 5669 SW 48th
Ct. Valued at $135,000. Owner at 352-
463-2786 weekends or 727-343-0582

:Beautifully home on 3 lots near Fanning Springs.
financing, no Perfect SHIP home. Detached garage
mo. $29,900. with plenty of storage space. Won't last
long at $85000.00. Call Dale at 463-2481
4tb,3-8-3-29 or Glen at 463-0312.

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








CALL 352-472-4550


BELL 42 ACRES: With 2 mobile
homes and pole barn. Lots of deer & tur-
key. $300,000. 772-201-1115.


168 Duty Days Tenured Track
To Commence August 2007
Associate Professor Mathematics
Bachelor's degree in mathematics with Master's
degree with 18 graduate hours in math prefix
courses to be obtained within two years. Ability
to teach distance learning and on-line classes.
Ability to use computers and graphing
calculators. Application review begins April 16.
198 Duty Days Tenured Track
Associate Professor.
Associate in Science Nursing Program
Must have 2 years experience in acute care
pediatric nursing or combination of acute care of
adults and acute care of children. Requires a
minimum of a Master's degree in Nursing, with
at least 18 graduate credit hours in the field and
have FL RN license, or be FL license eligible.
Must have computer skills. Previous teaching
experience desirable.
Application, and copies of transcripts required.
All foreign transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at:
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retirees! Brand new 3BR, 2BA manuf. home. Be the first to live in this
home located in Gilchrist Co. yet minutes to Newberry or Gainesville.
Call William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $98,900. #272280
ONE ACRE CORNER LOT with concrete block home. Nice
in-ground pool, 1024 Sq. Ft. workshop, detached garage, new kitchen
& appliances, fireplace, screened-in back patio & fenced-in yard. A
must see! Call Deena Erickson-Klacko, 494-2404. $239,900. #272810
BUILT IN 2006 ON 1.3 ACRES this 3/2 shows attention to detail w/
an open plan, cherry cabinets, tile & laminate wood floors. Master bath
w/ jetted tub and large walk-in closet. Call Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310. $259,900. #276015.
LOOKING FOR ACREAGE? 23.88 acres is heavily wooded and
close to springs & rivers. 1994 single-wide included in sale.
Convenient location. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 318-7829. $275,000. #275146
ENCHANTING HOME with splendid view! Charming home located
near Trenton. Enjoy a peaceful country setting on 7 acres. 3BR, 2.5BA,
two bedrooms share a'Jack & Jill style bath. Living area overlooks
pasture. Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
$359,900. #274805
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horses. Build your dream home. Pasture is ready to grow hay for your
cows or horses. Located just outside Bell off of Hwy 129. Bring all
offers! Call Deena Erickson-Klacko, 494-2404. $134,000. #275261.
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,
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Gilchrist Sheriff's
Budget Appeal Hearing
(Continued from Page One)
stand the growth and increase in
calls for their departments as wit-
nessed by the budgetary increases
newly created departments, increased
staff and new vehicle purchases;
BUT they cannot understand the im-
portance of these same requests by
the Sheriff's Office.
At no point were there negotiations
nor did the Board ask how they could
help. Basically they said this is what
we're giving you take it or leave it.
As stated in a previous budget work-
shop, "they trimmed the fat," and all
the. fat was in the Sheriff's Office

budget. This is a serious business. I
took an oath to protect and serve the
citizens of Gilchrist County. It's my
responsibility to ask that your tax
dollars be used properly to provide
for your safety. I feel that it was not
too much to ask that the Board buy
replacement vehicles as they have
only funded two in the last 10 budget
years. All other vehicles, purchased
since I took office, were purchased
with drug forfeiture funds, FEMA
funds that this office generated, all at
no cost to the taxpayer. Two others
we purchased with money at the end
of the budget year.
The Sheriff's Office is unique and
operates differently than most other
county departments in that all costs

including all utilities and operating
expenses we must include in our bud-
get. The Board does not pay those
expenses. We have not asked for
frivolous or unnecessary items!
My office was requesting an addi-
tional $365,519:
2 new Judicial deputies-these dep-
uties serve warrants and papers when
court is not in session. There will not
be six deputies sitting in the court-
house as Mr. Durden stated.
3 new patrol vehicles for Judicial-
our fleet is depleted; we cannot pull
from our worn out vehicles to furnish
cars for these positions.
1 new civilian clerk in the jail-there
is no clerical staff assigned to the jail
at this time. The Board made refer-

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Mon.-Fri. 8 to 7; Sat. 9 to 4;
Closed Sunday
Body Shop Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5
Service Dept. Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5
24 Hour Towing
Call 493-7061
lPlus tax, title and license fees.
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ence to the fact if we filled the 2 po-
sitions that we had at the beginning
of budget requests that should allevi-
ate the need for this positiori. They
have led you to believe that these two
positions were left unstaffed. This
is not the case. The positions were
filled many times last year, and the
employees left because the pay was
better elsewhere. The positions were
staffed either with the full time per-
sonnel employed at the time or part-
time employees, or overtime was
paid to current employees. This was
one of the questions the governor's
Staff needed clarification on. Our of-
fice has sent all employee pay roll for
those positions to the governor's Of-
fice as requested.
1 new investigator-I made an Ad-
ministrative decision to move that
position to Patrol. This decision was
not made because we didn't need the
Investigator position, the pay grade
is the same and we needed a Patrol
Sergeant (supervisor) at that time.
We have no hidden money to employ
after the budget year begins. It is my
responsibility to use the resources we
have to provide for your safety.
4 new vehicles (3 replacement,
high mileage and 1 inv. veh.) We
have 13 with over 100,000 miles.
"Florida Department of Management
Services (Div. of Fleet Mgt.) recom-
mends replacement of law enforce-
ment vehicles at 65,000 miles but we
do expect the BOCC to'realize that
they have a fiscal responsibility to
fund vehicles as they are a vital part
of our agency.
With this increase our total budget
would be $3,420,658 if accepted and
would represent a 23 percent increase
over last years budget (remember the
largest increase was for salary in-
creases and insurance). This would
also reflect 13 percent of the counties
overall budget which is the same as
the other 5 comparable counties that
we were tasked with researching.
Based upon the population of 16,621
this would equate to a cost of $209
per citizen for law enforcement ser-
vices which are their first line of de-
fense, security and peace of mind!
Gilchrist County has an overall
budget of $26,135,696. My bud-
get can only come out of the Gen-
eral Fund. This year that budget was
$10,663,928 as published in the Jour-
nal on September 14, 2006. So, if I
do the math correctly there is still a
remaining 22 million seven hundred
fifteen thousand thirty eight dollars to
provide the rest of the needs of this
county, if my budget had been funded
as presented.
During the hearing the committee
asked for clarification and statisti-
cal data from both sides then urged
that we enter negotiations to resolve
this impasse. I am sorry that I could
not convince the Board of County
Commissioners that our budget was
needed to provide for your.safety. I
have an obligation to you and this of-
fice to request the proper funding to
adequately provide for your safety.
Our next hearing will be on April
3, 2007, in front of the Governor and
his cabinet, if not resolved prior to
this date. You can attain a copy of
my budget from the local library.
Respectively submitted,
/s/ Sheriff David P. Turner


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Gilchrist County
Youth Do Well In
Steer Showmanship
(Continued from Page One)
Beecher Breeden of Williston FFA,
and Orie Branch of Dixie 4-H.
Trisha Cline of Williston FFA won
the Senior Feeder Steer competition,
Matthew Goins of Chiefland FFA
came in second and Kristen Harden
of Chiefland Sr. FFA placed third.
Also called back for the final con-
test were Kasidy Cook of Levy 4-H,
Daren Weems of Bronson FFA and
Jordan Stalvey of Levy 4-H.
Brad Etheridge of Williston and
PeeWee Jones of Trenton assisted
in the ring at the showmanship con-
test. Etheridge and Jones are both
members of the Suwannee River Fair

Character Council
(Continued from Page One)
tion. We don't see much of her any
longer, since she recently retired, but
for years, anyone who happened to
enter the Supervisor of Elections of-
fice, they could see Mrs. Peggy Milito
sitting in front of her computer, and
busy, as always, but ever so ready
with a smile and a desire to assist.
Ms. Peggy, as she was addressed by
so many who knew her, is a quiet per-
son. She is one who believes that the
use of discretion is so very important
in dealing with others. She feels that
sensing a move in the "conscience is
the key factor in using discretion,"
for she relates that her intentions in
relating to people are "never to hurt
Mrs. Milito is a former military
wife, and upon her husband's retire-
ment, and in 1971, they decided to.
make their home in Gilchrist County.
She is a Florida "cracker" and origi-
nally hails from "just up the road"
in Lake City. The Militos share two
wonderful children and four out-
standing grandchildren, who are the
delights of their lives. Ms. Peggy is
often seen at a ball field cheering on
one of her favorite players, whom-
ever happens to be "starring" for her
that day or night.
In discussing discretion with Ms.
Peggy, this author learned a little
more about this wonderful person.
She is so sensitive to what's going
on in the lives of young people now;
how difficult and challenging all the
obstacles are which they face. "There
is a lack of discretion in so many areas

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of their lives. With so much bullying
going on these days," she would like
to see that "the young people learn
how to think first and be kind to oth-
ers." She believes that "hatefulness
begets hatefulness, but whenever
we are kind; that kindness will come
back, over and over again." Her fa-
vorite saying is, "Do unto others as
you would have them do unto you."
As this article closes, it's so refresh-
ing to know of delightful citizens in
our beloved county who continue to
demonstrate character, for teaching
and learning character is a life-long
process as we prove to others that we
live in a county of character because
we care.
Golf Tournament
(Continued from Page One)
the event. The event will take place
at the Chiefland Country Club and
kicks off at 8:00 a.m. You may pre-
register to golf or register at the door,
but come early for donuts and regis-
tration. There will be lots of laughs,
door prizes, trophies and lunch!!!!
Make it that day... .you can still be
a part of the tournament by being a
Hole Sponsor... .if you would like to
sponsor a hole for the day and have
your business or organization adver-
tised. .. .let us know. We would love
to have your support...remember the
profits of the event go to our scholar-
ship fund. Contact us today at (352)
463-6367. Peggy Sue Hilliard

Lupus Research
(Continued from Page One)
the congressmen about research and
early diagnosing because I'm trying
to find a cure...it's not going to help
my daughter, but it will save others."
Roberts plans to continue fundrais-
ing efforts in her daughter's memory
for as long as she is able. Thus far
$14,555 has been raised in Dina's
memory for the Lupus Foundation of
America. Fundraisirig includeLi a suc-
cessful annual barbecue that just last
year sold 300 plates and the sale of
almost 1000 cookbooks.
The 2007 barbecue will be held on
October 6th, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
at the Otter Springs Spring House.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren. There will be no charge at the
front gate.
"We're always looking for new
fundraising ideas," Roberts said.
"It's about raising money, but it's
also about keeping Dina's memory


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