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: June 28, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Vol77 No 1 Pho ne (32 63 15 Fa (outh 3733 T n F a 3 3 T, $20.00 A Year In Tri-Courity Area (Gilchrist,
Vol.77-No. 10 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, June 28,2007 Price 50 Dixie&LevyCounties), $24.00 OtherAreas

Freedom, fireworks and fun

this Independence Day

By Carrie A. Mizell
There is some-
thing special about
watching the won-
der grow in a child's
eyes as they expe-
rience fireworks
bursting in a night
sky. A sense of awe
fills the air as the
child's anticipation
grows. Suddenly
a spark launches
into the darkened
sky, only. to explode and shatter into
bright crackles.
As Independence Day draws near,
consider packing a blanket and fold-
ing chairs into the car and venturing
outside Gilchrist County to celebrate
the vibrancy 4th of July offers.
Several area towns are planning In-
dependence Day celebrations:
Suwannee will celebrate' the 4th of
July early with a large fireworks dis-
play on Saturday, June 30 beginning
at dark. The fireworks will fly from
the water where they will be shot off
behind the Salt Creek Restaurant.
Spectators are encouraged to come
out early, bring a lawn chair and park
alongside County Road 349. For more
information, call (352) 542-9159.
The City of Williston and the Wil-
liston Area Chamber of Commerce
will'host the community atWilliston's
Annual inde.pendencre Day Celebra-
tion on TuesId,. Juli 3. The festivi-
ties will start with the annual parade,
which will begin at 5 p.m. The theme
- this year is "Our Hometown Cel-
ebration." The gates at the Williston
Horseman's Park will open at 6 p.m.
Admission is free. Children's rides
will begin
at 7 p.m.
with nov-
elties and
lots of r
good food
will line
the park.
The opening ceremony will start at 7
p.m. with musical entertainment pro-
vided by an assortment of local talent
ending the evening with a spectacu-
lar fireworks display. Please remem-
ber to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
No coolers or pets will be allowed
through the gates. For more informa-
tion, call Williston City Hall at (352)
The featured events are
free and open to the
public. Have a safe and
fun Independence Day!

A 17th Annual
Independence Day
Eve fireworks cele-
bration will'be held,
on Tuesday, July 3,
beginning at 7 p.m.
at the University
of Florida's Fla-
vet Field. Families
and individuals can
picnic in the grass,
listen to live music
from local groups and enjoy a spec-,
tacular fireworks display. The line-up
includes: Hamhdck & Slide, Gru-
vTherapy, Gainesville Community
Band and finally a fireworks show
beginning at 9:40 p.m.
A crowd of 10,000 spectators
attends the City of Alachua's July 4th
Celebration c e
event will
kick off at
noon on
day, July
4 at the
Recre at
action Center, located at 14300 NCW
146th Terrace. More than 70 vendors
featuring food, arts and crafts will
be set up. Other activities include
Sthe Kidz Corner, live entertainment,
door prizes and a renowned fire-
'works display. The City of Alachua
will proudly present their fireworks
display beginning at 9:30 p.m. For
more information, call Traci L. Cain
at (386) 462-1231.
Cedar Key.
Farm-raised clams will be front and
center at the Cedar Key Aquaculture,
Association's 4th Annual Clamerica
Celebration, to be held Pednesday,
July 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the
City Park. Listen to live music in
the park while participating in clam
Seventh throughout the day. There will
be cooking and shucking demonstra-
tions, clam raceways, clam bag races,
clamlease (greased) pole, clam cook-
off, guess the clam count and more!
Prizes will be awarded. Gold cart and
.,bicycle parades will be held. Fire-
works will begin at dusk. For more
information, call (352) 543-6346.
Old Town
American Legion Post 383 of Old
Town will host a, 15-minute 4th 'of
'July 'fireworks display on Wednes-
day' July 4.3The public is invited to

play which will begin at dark and be
held at American Legion Post 383,
1297 NE 82nd Avenue, Old Town."

Light up the grill with confidence
this Independence Day as Bell na-
tive and barbecue connoisseur, Scott
Akins, offers a few outdoor barbecu-
ing tips. Be it ribs, pork, chicken or
steak, Akins has fired up plenty of
meat on the grill at Akins Barbecue
restaurant since it opened in 1991.



"Anyone can grill, it's just a matter
of keeping the meat juicy and having
it cooked the way you like it," Akins
According to Akins, barbecue ribs
should be slow cooked on a grill at
a low temperature of about 250 de-
grees for five hours. If the ribs are
cooked skin side up on the grill then
the ribs will hold juices more effi-
ciently. Cooking pork, for instance a
Boston Butt, until it falls off the bone
is simple, Akins explained. Simply
cook the pork for 12 hours at 220 de-
grees. Chicken should also be cooked
skin side up to allow for a juicer meat.
Chicken should be grilled for four
hours at 300 degrees, Akins said.
Utilize these outdoor barbecue tips
for a successful Independence Day

County approves purchase of new emergency vehicles

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion discussed the purchase of new
ambulance units for Gilchrist Coun-
ty Emergency Medical Service dur-
ing their regular mid-month meet-
ing on June 18.
, Ron McQueen, Gilchrist County
Administrator, reported to the board
that'the Department of Public Safe-
ty had received three bids for two
medium duty ambulance units. The
board, in an earlier meeting assigned
a committee to review the bids and
bring a recommendation back to the
county commissioners. The com-
mittee members were Joe Gilliam,
Ron McQueen, Carlos Perez and
Linda Walker.
.Of the three bids submitted, the
committee recommended the bid

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion approved the purchase of a fire
truck from KME Fire Apparatus
during their June 18 meeting.
Gilchrist County Public Safety
Director Carlos Perez recommended
the board accept the bid from KME
Fire Apparatus for $249,844.24 for
the base truck and some loose equip-
ment. He explained that KME Fire
Apparatus was the only company

Ambulance purchase for EMS approved

from Braun Industries of Van Wert,
Ohio. This company submitted a bid
for two 2007 Braun Super Chief Type
1 Medium duty ambulances on a 2008
"post emissions" International 4300
Chassis for a price of $177,511 each.
.The committee recommendation re-
ported that $100,000 would be ex-
pended from the 2007-2008 budget.
The remaining amount of $255,022
would be divided into three annual
installments of $85,007 over three
consecutive years beginning with the
2008-09 budget.
Gilchrist County also received
sealed bids from two other sellers.
Quality Emergency Vehicles of Holly
Hill, Fla. and Wheeled Coach of Win-
ter Park, Fla. The Wheeled Coach bid

for the same type unit was received
at $187,850 each. The Quality Emer-
gency Vehicles bid for each unit was
$164,440. McQueen and Public Safe-
ty Director Carlos Perez explained to
the board that both of these bids were
unacceptable becuase the guidelines
of the bidding process were not met
by the companies.
The board asked Linda Walker,
Emergency Medical Servide Direc-
tor, what her feelings were about the
medium weight unit and did she think
that they would provide improved
service to Gilchrist County residents.
"These units will be a big upgrade
over what we have now," Walker ex-
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison,

Fire truck purchased for Station One in Bell

that submitted a bid from the seven
manufacturers that were mailed bids
for this piece of equipment.

A grant from the federal govern-
ment was received to purchase this
piece of fire equipment. The grant for
$249,000 requires Gilchrist County
provide a 5 percent match to these
funds for the purchase. Gilchrist
County has been trying to work with

several fire apparatus companies to
purchase a fire truck for over a year.
The county has tried to purchase a
2006 unit that was reported to not be
equipped without the new omission
equipment, but no manufacturer re-
ported having any of these type trucks
available that would meet the funding
and equipment specifications.
Upon a motion from Commis-

Jr. asked the county administrator if
the funds identified were in the bud-
get to purchase these vehicles. The
county administrator and finance
director both assured, the comnUis-
sion that the funds were available
to purchase these units within this
Commissioner Tommy Langford
reported that the units were very
much needed and he would ap-
prove the purchase of the units from
Braun Industries for the price and
the specifications identified on the
bid. Commissioner Kenrick Thom-
as gave a second to the motion. The
board voted 4-0 in favor of this pur-
chase. The bid stipulated that Braun
Industries would deliver the units to
Gilchrist County within 150 calen-
dar days of the bid being accepted.

sioner Tommy Langford to approve
the recommendation to purchase the
truck from KME Fire Apparatus for
the specified bid price, Commis-
sioner Kenrick Thomas was in sup-
port of this action and gave a second
to this motion. The board voted 4-0
in support of the purchase of this
When the truck is received by
Gilchrist County, it will be housed
in Station No. 1 in Bell.

Inaccurate FCAT scores will be excluded from school

grade calculation
By Carrie A. Micl. the Department of Education's abil-
The State Board of Education unan- ity to calculate school grades, in
imously decided last week that inac- particular the student learning gains
curate scores on the Florida Compre- component.
hensive Assessment Test (FCAT) will An FCAT External Advisory Com-
be left out of the calculation of A to F mittee recommended the State Board
grades for schools. of Education calculate the 2007
Each year the FCAT is the primary school grades excluding last year's
test used to determine letter grades for third grade reading results with pro-,
the state's schools. The school grades visions that will safeguard schools
are key elements in determining both from being disadvantaged by the ex-
the rewards for high-scoring schools clusion.
and allowances for failing schools. "Since we will not be rescoring last
In 2005-2006, every school in the: year's third grade reading results until
Gilchrist County School District re- an independent, expert review of our
ceived an A grade. conclusions has been performed, it
While examining 2006 third grade was important for us to develop alter-
FCAT reading results, State officials native options for calculating school
noted anomalies that would impact

grades and present those options to
the advisory committee," Education.
Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg
stated in a press release.
The External Advisory Commit-
tee also supported a recommendation
to the State Board of Education for
a one-year suspension of the school
grades component requiring at least
half of a school's lowest-perform-
ing students, those in the bottom 25
percent, to make learning gains. This
proposed change would only impact
the 2007 school grades calculation.
"Ultimately, we will bring before
the State Board of Education a rec-
ommendation for a new approach to
this component of school grades that

will ensure schools focus their efforts
on their struggling students, are rec-
ognized for outstanding progress and
held accountable through a method
that is fair and reasonable," Blom-
berg stated.
During the June 19 meeting, the
State Board of Education unani-
mously rejected the External Adviso-
ry Committee's proposal that would
have suspended the requirement that
a percent of the school's lowest-per-
forming students make FCAT score
gains for a school to keep an A, B
or C rating. In 2006, 98 schools had
their grades lowered because of this
requirement, according to Blomberg.
Typically, school grades are re-
leased during the middle of June.

Sturgeon collision injures Old

Town child
Submitted b Karn Paiker.

A jumping st-ure~n .ii i ed .1 -
year-old girl Sunda.', '.hiie she \\ias
riding in a boat iion the SutA jinee R.i\ -
er near the Yellov. J.a ket boar rinp.
Taylor Lane O(.\ en. ,t'Old r,. nii.
was a passenger iin a 20-footi Proihne
vessel, according tr. Florndai Fishl and
Wildlife Corsei action Coniniis'ionl
(FWC) officials
Taylor was iidn \in iii r iriolieri,
Wendy Gordon. 1I. her tJther. Jack
Gordon, 48; aind her broihel Isluiin
Gordon, 2; all from Old Toii, aniid
her aunt, Kelly Claflin, 20, of Wil-
The boat was just north of the Yel-
low Jacket boat ramp, approximately
nine miles west of Chiefland, FWC
officials said. The vessel, operated by
Jack Gordon, was traveling at about
20 miles per hour.
Claflin was sitting on the left side
of the boat between the bow and the
console, behind Taylor, who was on a
folding chair on the bow of the ves-
sel. A 3-foot sturgeon jumped out of
the river, striking Taylor and Clafin.
Taylor suffered a leg fracture and
Clafin sustained bruises and cuts.
Taylor was transported to Shands
Hospital in Gainesville by emergen-
cy medical services personnel.
The sturgeon jumped back into the

Early deadline for July 5 issue of the
Gilchrist County Journal
The deadline for advertising or issue will be Monday, July 9 at 5
news for the July 5, 2007 issue of the p.m.
Gilchrist County Journal will be Fri-
day, June 29, 2007 at 5 p.m. Have a safe
The Gilchrist County Journal will 4 o J
be closed Wednesday, July 4 through 4th of July
Friday, July 6. holiday!
The deadline for the July 12, 2007

\\ water.
"This is the third confirmed slur-
geon strike of 2 0.'," said NiMa Bruce
Hamlin. iegionaiul commander for
F \\ (- North Central ReCLon, based
in Lake Cit\. "Four people hate been
injured. That's four too man\.~
The inmajor %\ent on to s-a\ the F WC
is putting increased emphasis on the
public a\\.reness campaign about
stuiigeon in the Su\\annee Ri\er
l"\\e haIe been acti\el\ engaging
the public on the dangers of these
jumping sturgeon for more than a
year. We had 10 people injured last
year, and we've had four people in-
jured this year. FWC has placed warn-
ing signs at all the boat ramps along
.the river, and we are distributing de-
cals, warning boaters of the jumping
sturgeon and to go slow while boat-
ing on the Suwannee," Hamlin said.
"However, we are looking to do
more. We plan to put new signs on
the river at boat docks and busi-
fiesses so the boating public can see
the signs while they're on the water,"
Hamlin said. "We're interested in
talking with homeowners on the Su-
wannee River who would be willing
to place a sturgeon warning sign on
their docks.
"We are also looking for sugges-
tions from the public as to how we
can make this campaign even more
effective. If anyone has an idea how
we can get the word out to those folks
recreating on the Suwannee River,
we'd like to hear it," Hamlin said.
The public can send in ideas via e-
mail to karen.parker@MyFWC.com
or to Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, 3377 E. U.S.
Hwy. 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Folks
with ideas also can call the FWC re-
gional office at (386) 758-0525.

Top five winners are, pictured left to right: ]oshua Akin, first place;
Chandler DeCubellis, third place; Wendy Trantham, fourth place;
and Allie Madlem, fifth place. Not pictured: Kacee Langford, second

Akin produces prize winning

4-H vegetable garden

By Chris DeCubellis
Lots of hard work paid off for sev-
eral Gilchrist County 4-H'ers last
Tuesday at the Trenton Farmers'
Since March, about 40 4-H club
members from all over the county
have been growing a 4-H vegetable
garden. These young people raised
radishes, okra, onions, turnips, green
beans, zucchini, yellow squash, cu-
cumbers, tomatoes and sweet corn.
The kids had to follow a specific gar-
den plan and keep their plants free
from insects and disease. They also
had to keep their gardens irrigated
and learn how to properly fertilize
their gardens.
On Tuesday, many of the 4-H club
members brought their vegetables
to the Trenton Farmers' market for
judging. The young people's actual
gardens had already been judged, as
well as record books they kept on

their expenses, time invested, and
value of vegetables grown.
The big winner of the day was
Joshua Akin of the Spring Ridge 4-
H Club. He won the most overall
combined points for his garden, re-
cord book and vegetable display. In
second place was Kacee Langford of
the Udderly Perfect 4-H Club, and in
third place was Chandler DeCubellis
of the Flatwoods Friends 4-H Club.
Chandler was able to grow several
tomatoes over one pound, one weigh-
ing one pound 10 ounces. Wendy
Trantham of Trailblazers 4-H Club
and Allie Madlem of Country Grown
4-H Club rounded out the top five
places, they all received trophies for
their hard work. Spencer Hewitt of
Spring Ridge 4-H Club won a trophy
for best scarecrow.

See additional pictures on page 7

Local barbecue connoisseur

offers July 4th grilling tips

Page wo ._, x. .-

Attention: Business owners

affected by 2007 drought

By Carrie A. Mizell
The Gilchrist CountI EmergencN
Management Office is seeking J.inm-
age information from all businesses.
within Gilchrist Count', that .ere
affected by the current 2007 dJoughi
Any business experiencing a sig-
nificant. uninsured lOss of le enule.
40 percent or greater \Mhen coim-
pared from January 1, 2006 through
June 30. 2006 to Januari, 1. 200717
through June 30. 2007. as a result of
the recent drought are being .isk-ed
to'contact Gilchrist Counnt Emer-
genc% Management b\ July 10 at
If the business is more that 50 per-
cent agriculture one %'l not quail\
for this program, according to Ron
Mills, assistant director of Gilchrist
CountN Emergency Management.
The informanon being gathered 0'. ill
be used to determine whether r Gil-

chrnst C'ountt is eligible for di ~slte
assistancee programs.
Mills iemniins skeptical o'. ei
w whether 0o not Gilcluit Count\ I.\1-
eno'ugh btusinesses to qu.ilift\ for i
disaster iaimng He feels the aericuil-
ture e\en'pthion v'.ill hun the county 's
chi.' inie
"This is a federal piogramir tha
allows lo. mineresi siuall bhisiness
loans '" Mills said "V\e're trying to
take ad',antage of an\ opportuntin
w\e can fr an' t\pe of disaster relief.
It doesn't have to be Ia m:ssie diss-
Mils could not ans'.er questions
o' er hov. specihi the State ot Flornda
t ill be in determining t\hat is con-
sidered effects of the drought
"I don't kno'. if the\ [state offl-
cials] ,. ill get real crincal'on the deft-
ninton." Mills said. "I think it could
effect tourism. retail sells and istau-
rant sells."

Assisted Living Facility

owner arrested
Attorney General Bill McCollum
announced the arrest of a Putnam
County woman accused of submit-
ting false reimbursement claims to
Florida's Medicaid Program. Shir-
ley A. Mobley, 55, owned Shirley
Mobley Adult Family Care Home,
an assisted living facility located in
Palatka. She was arrested by law en-
forcement with the Attorney Gener-
al's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
An investigation by the Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit revealed that Mo-
bley was operating the assisted living
facility without the appropriate li-
censes and billing the Medicaid Pro-
gram for services which were never
provided. The investigation was
based on an Operation Spot Check
inspection conducted last July. Dur-
ing the spot check, authorities de-

termined that Mobley's facility was
only licensed to house four individu-
als, although at the time of the inves-
tigation the facility was housing six
The investigation established that
Mobley also knowingly billed and
received, reimbursements from the
Medicaid program for care provided
to he'r family members even though
they did not live with her nor receive
services from her. Authorities esti-
mate Mobley defrauded the Medicaid
program out of more than $1,600.
Mobley is charged with Medicaid
fraud and grand theft, both third-de-
gree felonies punishable by five years
imprisonment and a $5,000 fine. She
will be prosecuted by the State Attor-
ney's Office for the Seventh Judicial


3rd Annual

4th of July Fireworks
Public is invited to view the posts 3rd annual 4th of July
Fireworks, Wednesday, July4tlh, tarting, ssoon as it's ark,
Fifteen minute display for your enjoyment.

1297 NE 82nd AVENUE

Florida Property Insurance Crisis
Three Questions
Why are insurance companies non-renewing your
homeowners policies?
1992 2006: Florida home insurers paid an estimated $10.4 billion
more in claims than they received in premium.
Florida remains a money-losing proposition for most home insurers.
2. If my insurance company cannot pay for my
hurricane loss, will I be paid?
The Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) pays covered claims
up to a maximum amount of $300,000; and for homeowners claims FIGA will
pay an additional $200,000 for damage relating to structure and contents.
3. Is there a solution to the Florida property crisis?
Hawaii found the solution after Hurricane Iniki struck in 1992. Most
insurers were non-renewing business and were not writing new business.
The solution is a form of the H :i'.. au i- lurni ine RcI.v:f Fund, which only
wrote coverage for hurricanes as a separate policy.
All other coverages can be written by the industry, which will vigorously
compete for the business.
FLORIDA CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT the time to act is now.
Call your state representative and state senator to urge them to support a Hawaii-type
plan for Florida TODAY!

(352) 463-1542
David Swilley & Steve Jenkins
630 NE Santa Fe Blvd., High Springs

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Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To;
Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693

Local 4-H club members attend beginners' sewing camp

Though many had never used a
sewing machine before, 16 4-H club
members, ages 8 to 13, excelled at
a beginners' summer sewing camp
held last week at the Suwannee Val-
ley Quilt Shoppe.
Ladies from the Springhouse
Quilters Guild acted as camp hosts
throughout the week. The campers
learned to make reversible purses,
nine patch pillows, pin cushions and
cross stitch watermelon designs.
"My favorite was sewing squares
together to make a pillow," said Des-
tiny Rae Warren, a camp participant.
The camp concluded on Thursday
afternoon with a swimming trip at
Hart Springs.



Market Chili

The Trenton Community Farm-
ers' Market will host a Hot Summer
Block Party and Chili Cookoff on
Saturday, June 30 from 10am 2pm
at the historic Trenton Train Depot.
The Flying Turtles String Band and
The Hot Band will be playing Texas
Swing and red hot country music.
Sharing the platform with the chili
pots and the musicians will be local
artists and craftsfolk.
The Chili Cookoff is open to all
cooks, and all varieties of chili will
be welcomed. Meaty chili, beany
chili, vegetarian chili, exotic chili...
you cook it, our judges will taste it!
Prizes and bragging rights will be
awarded at 1:00. There is NO ENTRY
FEE! So dust off that chili pot and
come out to the Depot at 10:00 this
Saturday to register! At registration,
your pot of chili will be assigned a
number, and will take its place on the
chili table. The judges will be work-
ing early on, so the "payin' custom-
ers" can get a taste of your special
formula throughout the market day...
or as long as it lasts.
Remember, Saturday, July 30,
10 2 at the Depot. FREE to enter!
Hot prizes! You know you make the
best dam chili! What do you have to
Admission (for all-you-can-eat-
chili) is $5.00 for adults and $2.00
for kids. Admission fees will become
prize money for contestants. So,
come try the best chilis in the South,
.ind cast YQUR votee,., ;
Sponsors to, date, include: the City
a, I renton. the, Gilchrit ,County
Journal, the SuLtannee Valley Quilt
Shoppe, Southern Tire, Trenton Ace
Hardware, Best Drugs, Dove's Roost,
and Tom Hogan Cabinetry.
Contact Elle for more information
at (352) 472-7632 or see us online at




will be

held at

Join Nature Photographer and
Jacksonville Camera Club president
John Reed on July 21st for a day of
learning at one of the nation's most
unique ecosystems and renowned
Begin with fundamental concepts
for working on images in the "digital
darkroom" and then "go live" with
demonstrations of these techniques,
as well as some tips and tricks partic-
ularly suited to nature photography.
While Photoshop will be used for this
workshop, the concepts are mostly
universal and can be adapted for use
in many other software products. If
you have another software program
on your laptop, bring it along. Par-
ticipants may also bring 1-2 images,
which can be enhanced or modified,
time permitting.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
and lasts until 8 a.m. at Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge, Admin-
istrative Office Conference Room,
located approximately 8 miles south-
west of Folkston, Georgia, off Hwy.
No photo equipment is required.
The workshop is strictly computer
work. Bring lunch or choose from a
variety of selections offered at Oke-

fenokee Adventures Swamp Cafe, lo-
cated next to the Visitor Center. The
session should wrap up around 4:30
p.m. Pre-Registration is required!
Class is limited to first 24 regis-
trants. There will be a twenty dollar
($20.00) registration fee, payable by
cash or check to Okefenokee Wildlife
League (OWL). The five dollar en-
trance fee into Okefenokee NWR is
not included in the registration fee.
For pre-registration and more in-
formation, contact Okefenokee Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
at (912) 496-7836 from 9am 5pm

Camp participants pictured front row, left to right: Joshua Akin, Tucker McDaniel, Chandler DeCubellis,
Crystal Smith and Hannah Hurst. Middle row: Jordan Elmore, Shelby Geiger, Dakota Harding, Spencer
Hewitt, Kailey Rux, Andrea Perryman and Destiny Warren. Back row: Amber Cameron, Marissa War-
ren, Audrey Powers, Vanessa Allen and Erin Hurst.

SVL 12 and Under Allstar baseball team

to play in North State tournament

By Todd Bryant Oak
SVL's 12U Allstar Team won the Suwannee County got a berth to
District 1 Championship and will ad-. the State by being the host. Manda-
vance to play in the North State Tour- rin and Ponte Vedra are highly orga-
nament in Live Oak from July 5 8. nized, well-run clubs that compete
There are two divisions one is 46/60 for championships each year in Cal
and the other is 50/70. The 46/60 Ripken baseball. SVL plays the first
division does not allow lead offs or game of the tournament on Thurs-
straight stealing and plays on 60 foot day, July 5th against MAA at 1:00.
bases. Some districts play 46/60 Should SVL win they will play again
others play 50/70. The 50/70 division on Thursday against Cedar Hills at
that SVL plays in is standard Baseball 5:00 should SVL lose they will play
- allows lead offs, pick offs, has balk on Friday at 10:00 am.
calls, and dropped third strike rules The team members are Clif Bryant
just like major league baseball and (catcher), River Burgess (outfielder),
plays on 70 foot bases. Justin Crown((pitcher/outfielder),
There are six teams competing for Matthew Harrell (outfielder), Bubba
the chance to advance to play July Harris (outfielder), Hunter Parrish
20th in Theordore, Alabama at the (2nd/SS), Ozie Parrish (outfield-
Regional Tournament in the 50/70 er),- Jonathan Rowe (1st), Darren.
format. The teams are: Skawienski (pitcher/utility), Stephen
District 1 Suwannee Valley Smith (SS/pitcher), Kendal Walters
Leagues (outfielder), Kyle Wiggins (outfield-
District 3 Cedar Hills (Jax) er), and Hunter Williams (3rd/pitch-
District 4 Mandarin Ath Assoc er).
(Jax) SVL plays great defense, led by
District 5 Ponte Vedra (Jax)- Smithoand Parrish ,up the middle.
tofbistrict-6 -Chieflaftd .'" .. SVL's'pitchers and' defense b e' rp
- .-ost .'Suwanneei County uhtLive only 10 runs in its 7'-District-games.


SVL's hitters slugged 35 home runs
during the regular and post season
play, led by Bryant (11) and Rowe
(11). SVL's post season record is
21-1, losing only to Wakulla in the
Woodville "Rag Shirt" Tournament
in a 46/60 format. Wakulla also ad-
vanced to the State Tournament but
in the 46/60 play, not 50/70. Please
come out to Live Oak and support
one of the best 12-year-old baseball
teams ever to play in Gilchrist Coun-

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John's Comments
By John M. Ayers

For many years July 1 has been
.the opening day of scallop season on
,Florida's west coastline along the Big
Bend area.
*' In 2007 the scallop flags will begin
4to appear on Sunday, July 1 as many
:people are expected to head to the
'coastal waters from Crystal River up
through Cape San Blas in Gulf Coun-
ty. This year the pre-season reports
from the Florida Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission indicate an increas-
ing number of scallops were found
.when the research scientist conduct-
,ed studies recently from Homosassa,
'.Steinhatchee, and the St. Joe Bay ar-
,eas in Gulf County. In some of these
'areas the scallops were reported to be
,twice as many as were found during
*the 2006 studies. Bay scallops are
'expected to be good, mostly because
.fresh water influence has not been a
factor thus far in 2007.
On Sunday at Pepperfish Keys just
north of Horseshoe Beach Channel,
the first low tide will be at 9:22 a.m.
'This is not the extreme low tide that
.accompanies a Full Moon in July.

Letters to
To whori this may concern,
I picked up a couple of stray dogs
last Thursday in Gilchrist County.
I contacted animal services Friday
and to my dismay, not only was the
young lady rude and short, but I was
told they would most likely be held
10 days and then put down.
My question is who is in charge
over there, and whoever it is maybe
they need to get someone who is a
little more sympathetic toward these
-poor animals. Who's never had a
chance since the day they were born,
through no fault of their own, just us
-humans, who treat them this way.
Needless to say, I did not take them
Zondra Amos
Animal Lover

My job as a Town Council mem-
ber is to try to do what I think is best
.for the Town of Bell now and in the
SI have been quoted in the commu-
'nity as being in favor of a public wa-
ter system. I am in favor under cer-
-tain conditions and for good reasons
which I wish to state at this time.
1. I do not believe in mandatory
,hook-ups for current residents.
2. I do believe that we need infra-
tstructure to support new homes and
businesses that are coming into our
3. There are 12 subdivisions all

The second low tide on Sunday that
is expected at 10:22 p.m. will be -.10
inches at Pepperfish Keys.
As the first week of scallop sea-
son extends through the July 4th In-
dependence Day, the early morning
tides will get lower later in the day
as the p.m. low tides will not be as
low as they extend on into the mid-
night and a.m. hours. As the tides
extend further from the Full Moon,
the tides will not be as extreme or as
strong. On Saturday, July 7, the early
morning tide will be high at 7:43 a.m.
and will continue to drop off until it
reaches low at 2:26 p.m.
The traffic at the coastal boat
ramps is expected to be heavy, so be
patient if you have to wait your turn.
You can always go early or wait until
mid afternoon to put your boat in or
take it out.
Good luck and make sure you have
all your safety equipment and leave
the drinking of alcoholic beverages
back on the land. Let's stay safe, and
enjoy the Independence Day and the
fun time on the water.

the Editor
ready approved in Bell which will
eventually hold 500 homes. That
number of wells and septic tanks
almost guarantees pollution of our
drinking water.
4. I believe that to protect our
drinking water we should allow no
more private wells and septic sys-
tems in town.
5. If we can get grants and low-
interest loans that will pay for water
and sewer systems with no major tax
increase then we should do it.
6. We should have fire hydrants
through-out the town for fire control
and fire insurance cost reduction.
7. We should annex bordering land
where subdivisions are going to be
developed because they will impact
our roads, stores, schools, post office,
etc. We should be collecting impact
fees and taxes (that we all pay now)
and sell them our water and sewer
8. Availability of water and sewer
would encourage businesses to locate
here. Some of our young people could
work here instead of having to leave
or drive long distances to work.
9. I believe the town will be forced
to have a .water and sewer system
eventually; I think we should do it
soon before problems of pollution
and crowding make it more compli-
cated and while funds are available.
Thank you for your attention and
thoughtful consideration of what is
best for-our town.-, .
Allen Powers

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.749 ft. 1.996 ft. 3.668 ft. -0.166 ft.
Jun 28, 07 2:15 AM 7:07 AM 12:35 PM 8:23 PM
Fri 2.812 ft. 1.969 ft. 3.770 ft. -0.275 ft.
Jun 29, 07 2:58 AM 7:52 AM 1:16 PM 9:02 PM
Sat 2.851 ft. 1.923 ft. 3.851 ft. -0.338 ft.
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Sun 2.879 ft. 1.859 ft. 3.899 ft. -0.345 ft.
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Mon 2.909 ft. 1.768 ft. 3.894 ft. -0.286 ft.
Jul 2, 07 4:46 AM 9:59 AM 3:21 PM 10:53 PM
Tue 2.954 ft. 1.646 ft. 3.815 ft. -0.138 ft.
Jul 3, 07 5:18 AM 10:43 AM4:06 PMN 11:29PM
Wed 3.018 ft. 1.493 ft. 3.643 ft.
Jul 4, 07 5:49 AM 11:30 AM 4:56 PM
Full Moon: 6/30 9:z-9 AM

Name: Debbie Lavender Junkin
Lives: Moved from Ocala to Tren-
ton 7 years ago
Family: Husband, Gary Junkin;
Sons, Jonathon Lavender and Bob-
by Lavender; Mother, Peggy Anne
Goodman Cannon of Zephyrhills,
Works: As a server at the Cracker
Box in Trenton
What do you like about your job?
I love my job. My number one love
is my boss Jean Ridgeway and the
What do you dislike about your
job? The worst part of my job is
having to get up at 5:30 a.m.
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? The people and
the small community atmosphere. A
neighbor is really a neighbor here.
The only bad thing is the roads.
Hobbies: I like to ride my bike on
the trail and fish at Rum Island.
Favorite food: A good ol' baked
ham, turnip greens and corn bread.
Favorite book: The Lovely Bones

Favorite movie: "Fried Green To-
Who is your hero? My mom, be-
cause she's a very strong woman.
Future plans: I want to own my
own restaurant. I've already told
Mrs. Jean when she gets ready to
sell it, I've got first dibs.

By Lauren Rudd


You could almost hear the collec-
tive sigh of relief on the part of the
nation's consumers and suppliers
after the latest government report
showed that crude supplies climbed
6.9 million barrels for the week end-
ed June 15, and stood at 349.3 million
barrels. The news sent the August fu-
tures contract for sweet crude down-
$1.04 to $68.50.
At the same time, gasoline supplies
managed to climb 1.8 million bar-
rels to 203.3 million barrels despite
a drop in refinery activity, which fell
to 87.6 percent of capacity, from 89.2
percent a week earlier. Meanwhile,
the average retail price for a gallon
of regular gasoline fell to $2.998, ac-
cording to AAA.
Now before you go and give that
gas guzzling SUV an affectionate pat
on the hood, here is the rest of the sto-
ry. Oil imports to fuel China's boom-
ing economy rose by 11.5 percent in
the first five months of the year. That
may not mean much until you con-
sider that China is the world's third
largest oil importer.
OPEC has stated unequivocally
that there is no need for the group
to inject further oil supplies into the
market, an implicit rebuke to a state-
ment by the International Energy
Agency (IEA) which stated that there
is an urgent need for additional crude
The IEA had warned of the pros-
pect of a world oil supply deficit this
year due to record demand, rising
project delays and reluctance on the
part of OPEC to ship more crude this
"We need an awful lot more crude,"
IEA supply expert David Fyfe said.
"To us, the balance looks particularly



By Cindy Jo Ayers

Traditionally throughout the South
July 4th is most often celebrated with
barbecue. Most likely pork is the
number one barbecue meat of choice.
Our cookers, smokers and grills do
cook chicken from time to time but
most of us feel that pork just can't be
beat when you are talking barbecue.
Cookers range from wonderful ex-
pensive models on wheels that cost
from 8 to 10 thousand dollars to a
hole dug in the ground with a few old
cinder blocks around the sides. The
grill on the blocks could be an old
rusty shaker screen that somebody
drug up from somewhere. I've even
seen people use the wire shelving out
of old-timey refrigerators.
Fire and smoke are important
when barbecuing, in fact, they very
well may be the most important of
all. One barbecue expert said, "Pa-
tience and slow cooking,. that's it."
Our family likes to use wood; in fact,
our wood of choice is wild bay trees
cut from hammocks in this area. The
bay wood is usually sawed into round
disks by \%hoe'er is operating the
chain saw and saved for later use. We
usually soak ours for a while in wa-
ter before using it to barbecue with. I
believe, my brother uses green ba.. he
has a few trees on his place and cuts
off a limb or two as he needs it.
For years we used' a gas grill at
our house to.grill steaks or ribs. But
we've switched over to one of these
round Weber Kettles and charcoal.
.One barbecue expert recommends
that you build the fire as you usually

intrinsic value of $150. The shares
recently traded at $85.'
My earnings estimate for this fiscal
year is $4.10 per share and $5.00 per
share in 2008, with a 12 month tar-
get price on the shares of $102. Now.
you can go pat that gas guzzler on the
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or e-mail at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Gilchrist County
Journal early deadline
for July 5th issue
The deadline for ads or news for
the July 5, 2007 issue of the Gilchrist
County Journal will be Friday, June

do, piling the charcoal in a mound.
When they are white hot, shove them
to one side of the fire grate. On the
other side put a tin pan filled with
water: This water will add moisture
to the meat. Soak wood chips over-
night in water. Add the wood chips
to the fire as needed to keep a steady
smoke. If they are small enough you
can drop them though the grill rack.
Next put on the rack and place the
meat over the area where the wa-
ter pan is located underneath. Make
sure the smoke holes are open. Now
back off and enjoy the aroma of your
cooking meat.
The following rub recipe comes
fiom Tennessee and it's some kind of
fine. Rub this rub on pork before you
place it on the grill. Its good to let the
meat set after the rub is applied for 30
minutes to an hour before you start
cooking it. Never use old spices in a
rub. Buy fresh spices and make up an
extra batch or two of rub and share it
with a couple of friends.

1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red pepper
"1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Combine ingredients. Makes
enough to rub 2 racks of rib's.

29,2007 at 5p.m.
The Gilchrist County Journal will
be closed Wednesday, July 4 through
Friday. July 6. The deadline for the
July 12 issue will be Monday, July
9th at 5:00 pan. Have a safe holi-

Independence Day blood
drives July 3 and 4 in
There will be a blood drive at the
Chiefland Donor Center on Tuesday,
July 3, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and on Wednesday, July 4,2007 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chiefland Donor
Center, located at 120 East Rodgers
Please plan to attend, and save a

stark at the moment."
The often used response by our pol-
icy makers on the subject is that con-
sumers will adapt to lower supplies
and higher prices by becoming more
energy efficient. At the same time,
reduced economic growth means 'a
reduced energy requirement. And of
course there is always the panacea of
alternative energy sources.
So where is all this leading? Sim-
ply put, despite small perturbations,:
the demand for crude oil and its de-
rivatives will increase. Furthermore,
the supply is limited and bringing
-that supply to market is becoming
increasingly difficult and expensive.
Therefore, higher prices at every
point in the supply line are inevitable.
So, if you would like a small piece of
the pie, you might want to continue
to look at energy companies as pos-
sible investment candidates.
In an earlier column I discussed
Smith International. This week it is
Schlumberger's turn. Schlumberger
is one of the world's largest oil field
services companies. Comprised of
two business segments, the Oilfield
Services division supplies a wide
range of products and services that
include formation evaluation through
directional drilling, well cementing
and stimulation, well completions
and productivity to consulting. The
WesternGeco division is the world's
largest seismic company and pro-
vides advanced acquisition and data
processing services.
The company recently reported
first-quarter operating revenue of
$5.46 billion, as compared to $5.35
billion in the fourth quarter of 2006,
and $4.24 billion in the first quarter of
2006. Net income was $1.18 billion,
a 4 percent increase sequentially and
a 63 percent increase year-on-year.
Earnings-per-share were 96 cents, as
compared to 92 cents in the previous
quarter and 59 cents in the first quar-
ter of 2006..
The intrinsic value of the shares
using a discounted earnings approach
with an earnings growth rate of 20
percent and a discount rate of 15 per-
cent is $136 per share,. while a free
cash flow to the firm model yields an

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $19 million

5-Digit Winners:
74 at $6,314.00

4-Digit Winners
4,617 at $82.00

3-Digit Winners:
93,514 at $5.50

Fantasy 5 Drawing:

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lotto Drawing: 4-8-21-22-44-49
No winners of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
68 at $5096.50

4-Digit Winners:
.4,472 at $63.00

3-Digit Winners:
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Fantasy 5 Drawing:

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

P.O. Box 559

POST 149
P.O 0. Box 1

Were veterans; every day, every hour, every minute we are alive. Our service to the
nation is undeniable and no one can take that away. As veterans we have had the honor,
duty and, yes, the privilege to serve our country. Our forefathers established this great
nation and set into place a grand document to provide for our future. Brave men and
women have.died defending our way of life throughout the world because we know the
importance of freedom. Freedom is not free. 1 1 .
I am really gratified to hear comments from those who read our newsletter. I have
received some very favorable comments arid; it encourages me to continue with this
column. Unfortunately, some papers do not publish this article or only print it monthly. I
guess I don't quite understand their point of view. How can anyone deny news to our
veterans? I11l leave.this topic for your pondering and move on to greater news.
On June 21st, Post 91 installed new officers for the legion and auxiliary. 4th District
Commander Jim Ramos installed Woodrow DeMoure as Commander of Post 91 and
those other officers present. Installation of the Unit 91 President, Debra War nd her
officers was conducted by 4th District Auxiliary President Peggy Hearlson. Both
.Commander Ramos and President Hearlson encouraged members to stay active and
build active membership. Both Unit 91 Auxiliary and Post 91 Legion members are
encouraged to become active and assist this great organization.
On Saturday, June 30th (mark your calendars!) Commander Ramos will visit Post 91
to provide Legion new officer training. This training is for any officer of the post and
available to any post member who would like to get more involved. Training starts at 9
AM so come a little early for coffee and doughnuts so we can get the program started on
This 4th of July the post will have a good old fashioned picnic at the post home from
10 AM until 2 PM. All members are welcomed to come out and enjoy some music from
a local band and catch up on some visiting with other veterans in the neighborhood. I
understand that a nice lunch will be prepared with plenty of food for a $5 donation per
plate. With the 4th being on a Wednesday this year we figured it would be a great way to
celebrate our independence with one another as most folks probably will use the
weekend before or after to go out of town. So, we hope to have a good crowd and an
enjoyable day. It would be helpful to contact President Debra Ward at 463-7721 in
advance so we can get an idea for our headcount.
The Florida Department of the American Legion and Auxiliary will conduct their
annual Constitutional Conference in Orlando July 5 8. Both Post and Unit 91 are
sending delegates to represent us. We look forward to our new year ahead and hope that
other veterans in the area will come out to work with us this year.
Unit 91 Auxiliary meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 PM in Trenton.
Post 91 Legion meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 PM in Trenton.
Post 149 Legion meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in Newberry.
For God and Country
Major Stroupe
Service Officer, Post 91

In recent weeks. on the radio program, "Bible Talk,"
the topic of the elders was discussed in reference to
congregations without elders and the kind of men that
should serve as elders. Without intending any
misunderstanding, the programs created concern among
brethren as to churches that do not have elders and the
best format to use in absence of elders. I apologize for
this misunderstanding and hope to clarify the intent of the
message in this brief article.
It is clear that many of the New Testament churches
existed for a time without elders.'Barnabas and Paul
"returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting
them to continue in the faith, and that we must through
much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. And
when they had ordained them elders in every church;
and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to
the Lord, on whom they believed" (Acts 14:21-23). Titus
was left in Crete to "Set in order the things that were
wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee
charge." (Titus 1:5). The Revised Standard Version says,
"That you might amend what was defective, and appoint
elders in every town as I directed you" (Titus 1:5).
A congregation without elders is a New Testament
church. It has not come to the full maturity that God
intends but it can function within the boundaries of the
New Testament pattern of church work, worship and
organization. Until such a time elders can be appointed,
the church must carry out its work. of evangelism,
benevolence and discipline as prescribed by God's law. A
means to carry out that work is referred to as a "business
meeting" and this serves to fulfill the work of the church.
This process is a valuable tool to use in the absence of

men who would serve as elders,
The business meeting must be viewed as a temporary
means to grow to full maturity with the oversight of
elders. The elders are the ones whom the Holy Spirit has
made to be overseers and to care for the church of God
purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ (Acts 20:28).
They have been entrusted with the watch-care of souls
(Hebrews 13:17). The qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3 and
Titus 1 are given for the work of elders to carry out the
mission of the church. The business meeting while
effective to maintain a decent and orderly working of
the church has not been, given those admonitions.
One of the most important works that a congregation
without elders must include in church work is to grow to
the establishment of,.elders. This must be the constant
focus and planning of the brethren. There can be many
reasons why this cannot be accomplished in a certain
period of time but when a congregation continues to
exist year after year without efforts being made to
establish an eldership they have failed to mature to the
pattern commanded by the Lord in the New Testament.
Men must be encouraged to strive. to this goal -
whether from their youth or their older age. New
converts must be shown the pattern to strive for in their
lives to fulfill and mature to the role of the elder one
day. We need families who will rise to the challenge of
the eldership so that the church of our Lord can mature
in spirit and number as found in the pattern of the New
Testament church. As we stand for the truth in seeking
to be the New Testament church, let us hot forget to
stand for the truth within our own ranks to obey the
commands of Him who gave His life for the church.

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


Meet Your Neighbor

Congregations Without Elders
(Kent Heaton)


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Stars 0 ee

Remember Our Troops
by the Republican Executive
Committee of Gilchrist County
The Republican Executive Com-
mittee of Gilchrist County is at-
tempting to establish a current list
of all Gilchrist County residents,
who served in any branch of the U.S.
Armed Services between January
2006 and present.
The list will be used for our prayer
remembrance list and for a plaque
that will be presented to the county
during our Stars of Freedom Ban-
quet. A date for the banquet has not
been determined.
The plague will honor our fam-
ily and friends who have served our
country in the military and are the
Real Stars of Freedom.
The list below is incomplete, we
don't have all of the names and we
need your help to fill in the blanks.
We would like the present rank,
branch of military service, if the
person served in a combat zone and
present mailing address (all mailing
addresses will be kept confidential)
so that we can contact these brave
souls and personally thank them.
Please take the time to scan the
list and if you can help us call Ken
Palm at 352-463-0089 or Dr. Geneva
Cornwell at 352-463-1473.
Thank you very much for your
help and Remember to Pray for our
Mindy Alvord, Brad E. Anderson,
Donna Slayton/Rowe Anderson,
Clayton App, Deborah J. Assela-
nis, Jonathan W. Barrs, Drew Barry,
Crystal L. Baylon, Daniel J. Beans,
Josh Beans, Kristopher E. Beasley,
Peter L. Belanger, Keith E. Benson,
Ronald H. Benton, Jr., Daniel L. Bey-
er, Thomas G. Bialozynski, Macy J.
Bible, Timothy J. Blackford, Edward
H. Boland, Kevin C. Bost, Devin
Boyette, Lucas H. Brackett, Kristin
A. Brown, Joseph G. Bullock, Patti-

cia C. Burkel, Kent C. Burnaw, Amy
E. Butler, Michael Butler, Steven P.
Butler, Steve Calloway, John C. Car-
ney, Denna L. Carr, Donald K. Carr,
Thomas Caudill, Alan H. Caulk, John
W. Charlton, Matthew J. Charlton,
Raymond L. Clark, William Eddie
Coarsey, Jeremy L. Coker, Robert
Collier, Ben Coppage, Levi S. Cop-
page, Matthew Corbin, James A.
Cornwell, Evan M. Crabtree, Kath-
ryn L. Croft, Patrick C. Curry, Ryan
L. Dalton, Kenneth D. Daub, David
A..Davis, Phillip S. Davis, Rebecca
L. Davis, Andrew Dawkins, Robert
Dean, Kenneth Earl Ducker, Angela
M. Duquette, Randy C. Ellison, Scott
Elmore, Dawn R. Faught, George T.
Faught, Matthew J. Felmey, Chris-
tine M. Ferguson, Sean A. Flanick,
Jimmy M. Fletcher, Jr., (Army, Iraq),
Jeffrey Folis, Rodney A. Frazier,
Manley C. Frost, Christopher L.
Geiger, Lajawn R. Gladney, Kath-
ryn M. Grayson, John Guzman, Kyle
E. Habig, Brett Hanchey, Angela L.
Hart, Gary L. Hatfield, Daniel Hau-
prich, Jeremiah Hauprich, Ryan L.
Hausner, Richard A. Havens, Joey
Heilig, Lucinda D. Hendricks, Jason
M. Hickey, Gary Hilliard, Dylan Hill-
iard, Mark Hilliard, Steven G. Hill-
iard, J. B. Hodge, Wayne J. Hodge,
Ira R. Holland, Brandon M. H-ouston,
Phillip G. Houston, Raun M. How-
ell, Joe Hudson, Jason R. Huffman,
Carl Hunter, Jr., Michael L. Hunter,
David M. Janik, Jonathan W. Jen-
kins, Kathleen M. Jenkins, Melissa I.
Johnson, Todd M. Johnson, Kelli L.
Keith, Henry W. Kennedy, Eugene R.
Kraemer, Jr., Darrell R. Lamb, Sha-
ron M. Lamb, Ann Marie Landrum,
Brian Landrum, Nicholas F. Lang-.
ford, Heather Langston, Christopher
R. Layfield, Peter E. Leone, Keith W.
Lightner, Mathew D. Lightner, Mi-
chael R. Lightner. Mathew C. Lind,
Joseph. W. Long, Rob Long, Diana
Katie Lovett, Jonathan W. Luchak,

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

Bible Study 9:45 a.m. r Welcome!
Sunday Worship 11 a.nm. & 7 p.m. -Aaron Bachle,
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. our New Youth
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. ,. Director.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.

7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net www.backtobethel.org 352-463-2028

Trenton Communit Nazarene Church

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

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi, Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service

+6)-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich


6259 $.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL. 32669
SUNDAY $CHOOL ........... ........ 9:45 AM

SMORNING WORSHIP ................................. 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ............................... 6 PM

CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845


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

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

Call 463-2038 for more information
www.fbctrentonfl. org

Firp at ptist Chupch

Matthew A. Magness, Michael J.
Marquis, Randell M. Matthews, Da-
vid Mauldin, Gus Mauldin, John A.
Mauro, Michael Mayo, Larry S. Mc-
Beth, Glenn P. McKay, Evan McQuis-
ton, T. J. Miller, Mark Milton, Patrick
G. Minto, Kenneth G. Moreno, Allen
Murray, Chevis W. Musselman, Jim-
mi Myers, Daniel Neal, Jr., Sherman
B. Nobles, Charity S. Odell, George
0. Osteen, William T. Osteen, Derek
K. Pace, Rebecca L. Paceley, Jodi M.
Peelman, Christopher J. Pergrossi,
Adam J. Perry, David L. Philman,
Arthur J. Pipes, Jacobs C. Pleiman,
William Powell, Rosanna F. Pow-
ers, Heather N. Price, John S. Price,
Stacey B. Rand, Angelina J. Rauseo,
Gareth M. Ray, Steven Reed, Aaron
Riess (Afghanistan), Matthew M. Re-
mai, Matthew E. Rexroat, Aaron D.
Riess, Matthew T. Riordan, Stephan
Roberts, Jr., Ronald T. Roberts,
Thomas F. Roberts, James K. Rog-
ers, Kevin Rogers, Cody L. Rolling,
Jody L. Rolling, Aaron D. Ross, Cur-
tis L. Ross, Robert Ross, Thomas J.
Rush, Scott A. Schoppenhorst, Dan-
iel 0. Schreiber, Dave Scott, Blake
R. Shackelford, Nitka Shearin, Rex
S. Shearin, John P. Shelley, Brian J.
Shepard, Ronald Sherman, John W.
Sherry, Jarred E. Shewey, Jeremy G.
Shinkle, Sherri L. Slaughter, Donna
Slayton, James Slayton, Ernest D.
Smith, George D. Smith, Tyler B.
Smith, Christopher L. Snyder, Joseph-
R. Snyder, Jeffrey E. Solis, Thomas J.
Stoner, Donny Staton, James Staton,
William A. Suggs, Joshua C. Sulli-
van, Johnny R. Swedenburg, Thom-
as J. Telfer, Michael B. Templeton,
Brandon Thorsen, Gregory Turner,
Justin Twigg, Nathan Twigg, Chad
W. Vann, Camelle N. Vernon, Mat-
thew L. Waddell, Robert G. Waldron,
Danielle M. Walker, Bryan A. Wall,,
Matthew V. Watson, Bryan C. Wells,
LaShonda White, David A. Whit-
wood, Ronnie J. Wilder, Stephen D.
Wilder, Colby Wilkerson, Robert C.
Wilkerson, Phillip. R. Williams, Sta-
cia L. Williams, R. L. Wills, Kim-
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Ashley N. Wood, Daniel Wood, Kyle
Worthington, Amanda M. Ysidron,
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Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church VBS Kickoff is
June 30th
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church VBS
kickoff is this coming Saturday (June
30th). It will be from 4 p.m.-6p.m;
at our church. There will be water
slides, games, and sno-cones. Come
prepared to get wet. Please wear
church appropriate swim wear and
bring a towel. If you have any ques-
tions call (386) 454-2161.

Ayers Health and
Rehabilitation Center
to have reception for
the opening of new
family room
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center invites you to join our recep-
tion in uniting the old and the new as
we open our family room.
The reception will be held on June
29, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00
The schedule of the reception is as
The ribbon cutting ceremony will
be at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch with the residents will be at
12:00 p.m. An RSVP for the lunch is
requested, please call 352-463-7101.
At 12:30 there will be entertain-
ment with Monnye Brown, who will
be playing the piano.
From 1:00 p.m,-3:00 p.m. a pho-
tographer will be taking family pho-
Wedding Cake and punch will be
served at 1:30 p.m.
At 3:00 p.m. there will be more
The evening dinner will be served
at 4:30 p.m.
From 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m..there
will be dancing. Wine and cheese
will be served during this time.
Come out and celebrate our inter-
est in improving the quality of life of
our residents!

AARP Driving Class
Linda Cochran will be conducting
an AARP Driver Safety class at the
Capital City Bank, at 2012 N.Young
Blvd. in Chiefland on July 17 and 18
at 9 a.m.
The eight hour classroom refresh-
er, taught 4 hours a day over a two-
day period, is designed specifically
for drivers aged 50 and over. Upon
successfillf completing the course.
participants will receive a certificate,
which when presented to their auto
insurance carrier may entitle them
to a multi-year discount. Check with
your insurance carrier for more in-
formation.There is a $10 per person
course fee. To register for the class,
contact Linda at 493-1742.

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Grace and Chris Dunn

Chris and Grace Dunn awarded Master
of Arts in Music Education and
Doctor of Medicine

Grace Dunn graduated with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Inter-
disciplinary Natural Science in 2003
from the University of South Florida.
In June of 2003 she was acceptedvto
the University of South Florida Medi-
cal School. She completed four years
of medical school and received the
Doctor of Medicine Degree from the
University of South Florida College
of Medicine. On Thursday, May 3,
2007 she graduated at the Perform-
ing Arts Center in Tampa, Florida.
Grace will begin her three-year Fam-
ily Medicine Residency at Morton
Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida
on July 1, 2007.
Grace is the daughter of Clifton
and Zelda Mikell. She also graduated
from Trenton High School in 1998
and Florida College in 2000.
Chris Dunn received his Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Music Education
from the University of South Florida
in 2003. He worked at Pasco County

High School and taught High School
Education from 2003-2005. Since
then, Chris has been employed at
Lawton Chiles Elementary School in
Tampa. In 2005 he began working on
his Master's Degree in Music Educa-
tion and completed it this year. The
commencement ceremony for Chris
was held at the Sun Dome at the Uni-

versity of South Florida on Saturday,
May 5,2007.
Chris is the son of Daniel and
Brenda Dunn and Dorothy McNich- ,.
ols. He also graduated from Zephy-
rhills High School in 1998.'
Grace.and Chris played the French,
Horn through their school and col-
lege years. For the last four years
Chris conducted a group of musically
talented medical students. Grace and
Chris performed in this group called
."Ultra Sound" during functions of the
University of South Florida, nursing
homes, and the community.



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

t Sunday School........................10:00 AM 4
Morning Worship....................11:00 AM
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.

Pastor Jerry Milton Youth Director Josh Dease

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 Worship ......................... 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"

Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot -419 N Main St (Hwy 129)
Presents --

Block Party

hili C0ookoff
(Great Prizes!)

Saturday, June 30

With the Flying Turtles String Band and
The Hot Band of Lottieville
Playing Texas Swing and Red Hot Country Music!
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9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm -Wednesday Bible Study
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203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton ;


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Mr. and Mrs. James Sparkman
celebrated their second anniversary
on June 10, 2007. How blessed we

both were when we found "our true,
loves." Thank you, God, for joining:
our lives.
James and Jennett Sparkman

I i~Reunions~

We will enjoy a fun-filled day vis-
iting with family and friends. Please
bring a covered dish and enjoy the
fellowship. Food will be served at
12:30 p.m.
Juanita Langston

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Fanning Springs. Completely furnished 4 Bedroom / 3 BATH, approximately 2,528
sq.ft. Upstairs refurbished in 1998. Upstairs includes: 2 Master Bedrooms with
Bathrooms, huge remodeled kitchen, great room, dining room, stone fireplace,
laundry/utility room and porch. Downstairs: 2 Bedrooms / 1 Bath with full kitchen
and big screen porch. 2 separate carports. Like New furniture and appliances
included. Floating Dock Boathouse with Electric Boat Lift.
1996 Key West 17ft Boat with 60HP Johnson Kicker, GPS and Trailer.
Open House:
Thursday, June 28th -, 10AM 11AM
Directions: From Gainesville, W Newberry Rd (SR'26) through Newberry & Trenton. Continue
West on SR 26, turn right to HWY 19 through Fanning Springs. Cross over Suwannee River
bridge. Look for Suwannee Shores Marina on Left. Take 1st Left after Suwannee Shores Marina
on SE 964th St (River Rd). Home is 6/10 of mile down on left. Look for Ben Campen Auctioneers
signs and house number 541. 10% Buyers Premium
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Happy Birthday wishes to Mary
Ann Kincaid, Donna Trumpp, Betty
Bush, Kelly Conger and Waylon
James Rodgers on June 28th; to
Brandon Eastman, Amy Park Ow-
ens, April Lee, Courtney Lawson and
Summer Sanchez on June 29th; to Re-
nee Bone, Steven Suggs, and Mable
Gidley on June 30th; to Flora Brock,
Dennis Edwards, Cindy Dowling,
James Sheffield and Kaycee Smith
on July 1st; to Michael Strong, Kaye
Rolling, Faye Smith and Pat Neff on
July 2nd; to Katie Cannon, Juanita
Graves, Mark Suggs and Louis Wal-
lace on July 3rd; to Connie Gordon,
Lindsey Cook and James N. Ripley
on July 4th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Ward and Don and
Joanne McLeary on June 29th; to Mr.
and Mrs. Tim Hastings, Mr. and Mrs.
Chuck Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Bayer and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Bar-
ron on June 30th;. to Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Latner on July 1st; to Jerry and
Pam Quincey on July 4th.

Gilchrist County
marriage applications
Gary Allen Miller, 3/13/1978, and
Angela Chantell Cochran, 7/24/1978,
both of Fanning Springs.
Richard Hastings Englefield,
11/26/1937, and Patricia Ann Kelley,
1/18/1937, both of Trenton.

Recorded marriages in
Gilchrist County
Alan Bruce Olsen, 4/30/1977, and
Violet Olivia Hopkins, 4/2/1979, both
of Tucson, Arizona, were married on
6/16/07 in Bell by Jack D. Raymond,
notary public.

Being happy doesn't mean that
everything is perfect. It means that
you've decided to look beyond the


Closing for
July 4th
Ameris Bank to be
closed July 4th
Ameris Bank will be closed
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 for Inde-
pendence Day and we will re-open
for business as usual on Thursday,
July 5, 2007. Have a safe holiday.

Gilchrist County
Courthouse to close for
4th of July
The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will be
CLOSED on July 4, 2007 in obser-
vance of Independence Day.

Gilchrist County
Journal early deadline
for July 5th issue
The deadline for ads or news for
the July 5, 2007 issue of the Gilchrist
County Journal will be Friday, June
29, 2007 at 5 p.m.
The Gilchrist County Journal will

be closed Wednesday, July 4 through
Friday, July 6. The deadline for the
July 12 issue will be Monday, July
9th at 5:00 p.m. Have a safe holi-
day! .

Gilchrist County Solid
Waste Department to be
closed July 4th
The Gilchrist County Solid Waste
Department will be closed on
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 for Fourth
of July holiday. We will return to our
regular schedule on Thursday, July 5,
The Donnie Mobile Route will be
rescheduled for the day before the
holiday on Tuesday, July 3, 2007.
If you have any questions please
call 463-3185.

Parrish Land Surveying
will be closed July 4-6
Parrish Land Surveying will be
closed Wednesday, July 4th-Friday,
July 6th. The office will open again
on Monday, July 9th.
Call (352) 463-2938 for further

Cannon Family reunion
planned for July 4th
The descendants of William Jack-
son and Het (Townsend) Cannon
are planning a family reunion. The
Cannons had fourteen children. The
last two children were Lona Cannon
Hall who passed away on January
15, 1988, Gilbert Dexter "Gib" Can-
non who passed away on December
4, 1988. The family's Aunt Beulah
Weeks Cannon passed away Febru-
ary 27, 2004.
So cousins the place and time is
Hart Springs, July 4 at pavilion A
& B as usual. We will eat between
12:00. and 1:00. Bring a picnic basket
and tea or drink. Ice and paper goods
will be provided by the reunion com-
Reunion committee members are
June Howard 904-259-6050, Buddy
Issacc 386-935-2045 and Brenda
Wagerman 3S6-9.5-3723.

reunion to be held
July 15th
The annual Nettles-Parrish-Polk
reunion will be held on Sunday, July
15, 2007 at the Hart Springs Park,
Bell, Pavilion A.
Bring your favorite covered dish.
Lunch will be at 1:00 p.m. Plan to be
there early and stay late.
All paper goods will be provided.
If anyone has any questions please
call Patti at 352-871-3960 or Elaine
at 352-472-2443

Annual 23rd Shadrack
Sapp family reunion
July 7th
The Shadrack Sapp family reunion
will be held at Hart Springs Park in
the large Pasl dion "A" on Saturday,
July. 7, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hart Springs Park is about 10 miles
west of Trenton.
Bring a covered dish dinner, your
old photos, family records, address-
es, albums, scrapbooks and your
Again this year we will have an
auction to help with the expenses. So
bring something that you think others'
might want or can't do without.
Come early for a business meet-
ing at 10:00 a.m. If you are unable
to attend, please e-mail or mail me
address updates for you and your
family members, as we have many
addresses that are returned and no
longer valid.
Call Mitch at (352) 332-2065 for
additional information.

Williams family reunion
to be held July 1st
The annual Ed and Rebecca Wil-
liams reunion will be held this year
on July 1,2007 in the Pavilion at Hart

For information on class enrollment and availability


Addison Lynn Cathey

Adam and Kendra Cathey of, Dan and Laura Cathey of Littleton,
Trenton are proud to announce the Colorado.
birth of their daughter Addison Lynn Maternal grandparents are Ken.
Cathey. Addison was born on May and Peggy Keeling of Trenton. Ma-
12, 2007 weighing 7 pounds 7 ounc- ternal great-grandparents are Wilbur
es and she was 20 inches long. and Betty Bush of Trenton and the
Paternal grandparents are Kath- late Tommy and Myrtle Keeling of
leen and the late Nate Delisi, Jr. of Cross City.
Hot Springs, North. Carolina and

Florida Highway Patrol
to conduct drivers
license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting drivers license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: July 1-31 2007. These check-
points will be held at the following
locations, in the following counties:
Dixie, Chavous Rd.: CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd. Gilchrist: SR 26 SR
49, SR 47, CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR
232, CR 340, CR 341. Lafayette: SR
20, SR 51, SR 53, SR 349. Levy: SR
24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500,
CR 320, CR 339, CR 341, CR 345,
CR 337, CR 335, CR 316, CR 464,
CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as: worn/unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked/broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective light-

ing. In addition, attention will be di-
rected to violations of: drivers license
laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
hicle insurance requirements.

Gilchrist County Law
Appreciation Day to be
held June 30th
Saturday, June 30, 2007 has been
proclaimed Law Enforcement Appre-
ciation Day by the Gilchrist County
Board of Commissioners. There will
be a free lunch starting at 11:30 am at
the Trenton City Park.
A short ceremony will follow im-
mediately after lunch to honor our
local law enforcement officers for
their service to our community. All
Gilchrist County residents are invited
to attend between 10:00 am and 1:00
pm when you will be able to person-
ally thank our local men and women
who help make our county a better
place in which to work and live.

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Despite the heat, torrential rains
and equipment failure, members of
the Bell Purple Powerhouse Band's
Drumline and Flag Team completed
a long, hard week of skills camp at
the High School.
The Band was fortunate to obtain
the services of two master instruc-
tors. The Flag team had Instructor,
Erin Brown. She is a former mem-
ber of the world champion Phantom
Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp of
Rockford, Illinois, the Independent
World Winterguard and the Universi-
ty of Florida Marching Band. She has
taught at Lake Mary High School, St.
Augustine High School, Teal Sound
Drum and Bugle in Jacksonville and
Southwind Drum and Bugle in Lex-
ington, Kentucky. Erin is currently
the Director of a forty-three member
color guard at Freedom High School
in Orlando. They are consistently a
top five finalist at the World Color-
guard Championships each year.
The drumline and Pit members
were instructed by Jeff Shipman. He
is the Percussion Director for Keyser
High School Marching Band in Key-
ser, West Virginia. His services as a
clinician are highly sought through-
'out the country. Both Instructors
worked with their groups on three of
the four musical numbers the Band
will perform at the half-time shows
and competition.
Ms. Brown went through the tech-
niques of flag and rifle maneuvers the
first day and spent the balance of the
next two days helping our flag team
choreograph their songs. The last
day was spent cleaning up the rou-
tines and filming the routines for con-
tinued practice during the summer.
Mr. Shipman spent his first day
discovering the .weakness in the per-
cussion section and showing them
skills that would increase their speed
and sticking abilities. He also spent
time on exercises that would develop
their calves and back muscles. Por-
tions of day two and three were spent
on developing better marching tech-
niques and running through the three
marching pieces. Day four consisted
of improving on the three musical
pieces and reviewing the basics they
had learned on the prior days.
If the rest of the Band puts in the
same effort at Band Camp that these
16 members did this past week, it
should be a very successful marching
season for the Purple Powerhouse.
is August 13th through August 17th.
.Your Camp packets will be in the mail
to you after July 16th. Officers and

Section Leaders, you have a meeting
with Mr. Eckstein in the Band room
on July 16th'
See all the latest news on the Band
at our new website, www.Bellpurple-

Bell Wood Turners to
hold 6th annual wood
turning demonstration
July 28
The Bell Wood Turners is holding
their 6th annual Wood Turning Dem-
onstration and Sale on July 28, 2007


THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007'..

' Tyler Trinchero, Crystal Royster, Valerie Fowler, Felicia Roberts, Britt
Railey, and Travis Kortessis practice their marching skills under the'
instruction of Instructor Jeff Shipman.

from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bell
Community Center on State High-
way 129 in Bell, Florida, Bell Wood
Turners is the North Central Florida
chapter of The American Association
of Woodturners. Some of Florida's
most skillful and artistic wood turn-
ers will be demonstrating throughout
the day and making their wood turn-
ings available for sale. Admission is
free and door prizes will be drawn
every hour throughout the event. All
attendees, will receive a free weed

/ bud pot, made by members of the,
local chapter. The Club's new Bow"-;
Lathe will be demonstrated. The
bow lathes were the first lathes used.;
to turn wood spindles. Attached is a'
photograph of the Club's bow lathe.
,Bell Woodturners is a not-for-profit
Florida corporation dedicated to edu-.
cating and promoting woodturning to;
the public. For more information on, ,
the Club visit www.bellwoodturners.




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In Okefenokee, Fire is a Benefit!

If you have been watching the news
and seen the stories about the Okefe-
nokee, it would be understandable to
think that this special place was dev-
astated by the recent fire. But fortu-
nately that is just not the case. While
the. 2007 Sweat Farm Road, Big
Turnaround Complex, and Bugaboo
Scrub Wildfires did cause substantial
damage to homes and to private tim-
berland that surround it, within the
Okefenokee the effects of these fires
were actually beneficial. The fire
left a mosaic of burned habitat scat-
tered across the swamp ecosystem
that will help maintain and revitalize
Okefenokee's fire-dependant upland
forests and wetlands for many years
to come.
Most of the Okefenokee's upland
habitat was once dominated by long-
leaf pine and wiregrass, but clear-cut-
ting, planting of commercial-grade
pine, and deliberate fire prevention
reduced most of the native habitat,
along with a lot of the wildlife, which
depended on it. Longleaf pine/wire-
grass forests are among the most di-
verse plant and animal communities
in the southeastern United States.
These forests are not only tolerant
but dependant on fire for their very
existence. Fire spurs the growth of
longleaf pine and reduces competi-
tion from other plant species by bum-
ing out other pine species and shrubs.
Fire also opens up natural upland for-
ests, improving conditions for the en-
dangered Red-cockaded woodpecker,
the Gopher tortoise, and the Indigo
snake. Occasional fire reduces fuel
accumulations, lessening the chance
of catastrophic fire that can destroy
an entire forest or worse!
Okefenokee's wetlands also benefit
from occasional fires. Much of these
wetlands are prairies, a type of marsh
that contains an extensive communi-
ty of specialized plants and animals.
Fire will open up prairies by burn-
ing out shrubs and other low woody
plants, which would otherwise take
over the wetlands. During times of
low water levels, fire can also bum
layers of peat and vegetation, deep-
ening the prairies while preventing
them from filling in and dn mg out.
The potash from burnt vegetation
also is beneficial, raising the pH of
the acidic swamp water, which im-'
proves conditions for fish to spawn
and thrive, thus enhancing the over-
all fishery, especially for sportsmen.
Next spring many fishermen in Oke-
fenokee will begin to see the benefits
from this year's wildfire.
What happened to the wildlife?

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Luckily, most wildlife can survive a
fire in the Okefenokee. Animals like
fish and alligators can stay protected
in or under the water, while most
birds will simply fly to safer ground.
Land animals such as deer, fox, and'
bear can outrun most fire, while other
animals such as gopher turtles and
indigo snakes can safely hide in un-
derground burrows. A few animals
will die from the heat and/or be over-
taken by the fire, itself, but most of
the animals will survive. Firefighters
have seen very little animal mortality
thus far.
Today you can see the effects of
the fire along the refuge drive and
the water trails. Due to recent rains,
grasses, ferns and other plants are al-
ready rapidly growing in burned ar-
eas of the upland forest and swamp,
and wildlife has already returned to
the burned areas to feed on the new
growth. By this time next year, much
of the evidence of this fire will be hid-
den by lush green vegetation. With-
out this natural fire cycle, this unique
fire-dependant ecosystem would not
be around for us to enjoy. So come
to the refuge and witness for yourself
the effects of fire in Okefenokee be-
fore it is completely overtaken by all
the new growth, and experience first
hand why fire in this unique ecosys-
tem is beneficial.

Florida Museum to
host Caribbean
June 29
The Florida, Museum of 'Natural
History presents "In the Footsteps of
Ripley and Adelaide Bullen: A Sur-
vey of Caribbean Archaeology" from
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 29, 2007
in Room 122 of Frazier/Rogers Hall
on the University of Florida campus.
This first-ever event sponsored by.
the Florida Museum Caribbean Ar-
chaeolog\ Program is free and open
to the public.
Event organizer and Florida Mu-
seum Archaeology Curator Bill
Keeganr said speakers will touch on
topics highlighting the multicultural
diversity of the Caribbean and his-
torical interconnections between the
"People think of history as an' old,
dead subject," said Keegan, who'
heads the Florida Museum's Carib-

pley Bullen, the Florida Museum's
first curator of social sciences and
a pioneer in his field who collected
extensive archaeological material
throughout Florida and the Carib-
bean. This year marks the 30th an-
niversary of his death, and the 20th
anniversary of the death of his wife,
Adelaide, with whom Bullen worked
closely throughout his life.
"Because of Bullen's pioneering
work, the Florida Museuni has the
second-largest systematic collec-
tion of Caribbean archaeology in
North America," Keegan said. "So it
seemed fitting that we honor him by
naming this symposium after him."
For more information on the Flor-
ida Museum Caribbean Archaeology
Program, visit: www.flmnh.ufl.edu/

bean Archaeology Program. "But
two presenters, both of whom are
from the Caribbean, are talking about
the influence of the pre-European
path in modem society. To myn mind
this shows that the path is still alive
Time periods under discussion
rage from 1,000 A.D. to present.
Symposium speakers include Florida
Museum staff, academic faculty, stu-
dents and former students.
"One of the best things about the
Caribbean Archaeology Program at
the Florida Museum is that we've
been attracting so many students
from the Caribbean," Keegan said.
In addition to research, the program
trains UF students.
The symposium is named after Ri-

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Gilchrist Building Supply Announces $1,000

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$1,000 Spring Catalog Shopping Spree Sweepstakes winner, Toni
Darling (center), is shown with her son, Cody (left) and Jeff Hayes,
President of Gilchrist Building Supply (right).

Gilchrist Building Supply in Bell,
Florida, has announced that Toni
Darling of Bell is the $1,000 Spring
Catalog Shopping Spree Sweepstakes
winner. Toni could not believe that
she had won this season's. prize and
had to listen to the message on her
machine several times before calling
to confirm that she was indeed the
winner! But it didn't take her long
to put the winnings to good use, she
chose a generator, compressor, tool
chest and more as her prizes.
Toni is the sixth winner of the
Shopping Spree Sweepstakes held by
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tion with Do It Best Corp. Sweep-
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form from the Gilchrist Building
Supply Catalog and drop it in a draw-

ing box located in the store. After the
completion date of the contest, the
winner is selected through a random
drawing conducted at Gilchrist Build-
ing Supply. Therefore, a customer of
Gilchrist Building Supply will be the
winner of the contest.
There will be another opportunity
to win $1,000 worth of merchandise
in the upcoming Gilchrist Building,
Supply 2007 Fall Catalog. "The
Catalog and our website are great
tools to show our customers that
Gilchrist Building Supply has access
to many items that are not stocked ,in
the store," stated Darryl Bryan, store
Gilchrist Building Supply is a lo-
cally-owned business and has been
serving the surrounding communi-

ties since 1979. The store located in
Bell specializes in hardware, lumber,
building supplies, lawn and garden
equipment (sales and service) and
equipment rentals. It also provides
services such as nail gun repairs,
glass and key cutting, screen repairs
and UPS shipping. Store hours are
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. Online shopping is avail-
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direct shipping to your home or ship-
to-store, which can be picked up at
Gilchrist Building Supply.
Toni Darling will be busy using the
merchandise she won in this sweep-
stakes and other customers can look
forward to their chance of winning
$1,000 of merchandise from the 2007
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4-Pets Sake
July 4th is just around the comer
waiting for us; but please don't for-
get about the health and safety of
your pets. What we consider thrilling
could be devasting to your pets due
to the anxiety they endure caused by
bright flashes and loud noises when
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you're looking to give a five-year-old
neutered and declawed feline a good
home? 4-Pets Sake of course! A few
weeks ago I wrote about Friskie who
is in need of a good home. Well, I
wrote he is a calico but I apologize
for the blunder, Friskie is black and
white., His pet parent passed away
and he is missing the attention. He
has never been around children or
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High Springs Farmers'
Market to hold "Kazoo
Festival" June 30th
"Buy Local Block Party "
celebrating Independence Day to be
held June 28th
'During our regular market day, on
Thursday, June 28,2007, from 2 p.m.
to 6 p.m. we will feature our annual
"Buy Local Block Party" celebrating
our American heritage. It's a great
chance to pick up all those great food
purchases for the Independence Day
Celebration weekend!
Then, on Saturday, June 30, 2007
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. it's the final
seasonal Saturday Market with the
"Red, White and Kazoo Festival."
That's right, a Kazoo- festival! Bring
your Kazoo or get one at the market.
We'll have them ready to play! Join
our High Springs Kazoo Band and
help us celebrate together a wonder-
ful American tradition of our Inde-
pendence Day.
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is open year-round every Thursday
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is locat-
ed in James Paul Park in downtown
High Springs. Access and parking is
available from Main Street at N.W.
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Florida Crackers
Chapter of the Florida
Trail Association
schedules July activities
The weather is hot and it's time
to enjoy Florida lakes, rivers and
springs. The Florida Crackers Chap-
ter of the Florida Trail Association
invites the public to join in their July
activities. Please contact the activity
leader listed below prior to any event
in case there is a change in the time
or location.
Enjoy a day of hiking, swimming,
and paddling at Horseshoe Lake Park
in Marion County. We will take an
easy hike on a shady trail, swim in
the crystal clear lake, and enjoy kay-
aking, canoeing and fishing in this
hidden jewel of a park. Bring your
friends, children, water, picnic, hat,
sunscreen, kayak or canoe, swim-
ming gear, etc. Contact leader Eliza-
beth Van Mierop (352) 378-4207
elizavan@aol.com for information,
directions, and to sign up.
On. Friday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m.
there will be a Nature Awareness
Class. at Poe Springs Park west of
High' Springs. Nature Concepts will
present a nature awareness series:
"Earth Walk," starting at 9:30 a.m.
sharp. Warm weather is perfect .for
using the beautiful setting of this
park and sitting by the Santa Fe-Riv-
er sharing ideas about nature aware-
ness. After the class, the spring, trails
and river call. Bring non-alcoholic
drinks and snacks- all else provided.
Contact leader Rick Testa (386) 454-
8044 for information, directions and
to sign up. Advance registration re-
quired. There is an admission fee to
Poe Springs Park.
There will be no chapter meetings
in July and August.
Incorporated in 1964, the Florida
Trail Association is a nonprofit vol-
unteer organization responsible for
building, maintaining, promoting,
and protecting hiking trails across the
state of Florida, with a special focus
on the 1,400-mile Florida Trail, one
of only eight National Scenic Trails
in the United States. With 18 chap-
ters throughout Florida, the Florida
Trail Association'offers educational
opportunities for people tb'olern to

D. Ray Harrison, Jr.

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Board of Directors

Haven Hospice is pleased to an-
nounce the appointment of D. Ray
Harrison, Jr. as vice-chair and trea-
surer of the Haven Hospice Board of
Harrison, a Gilchrist County resi-
dent, is a retired property appraiser
for Gilchrist County. He was a past
president of the Property Apprais-
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the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce. He currently serves as
a member of the Gilchrist County
Commission. "I appreciate the con-
fidence placed in me by being ap-
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of the Haven Hospice Board of
Directors," Harrison said. "I am ex-
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board of an organization that helps
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staff and a board of directors that
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The Haven Hospice Board of Di-
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Chris Christians and Mary Byrd
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elected to leadership positions with
the Old Town American Legion post.
Chris was elected post commander of
the local post, while Mary was elected
president of the auxiliary unit. Chris
is a retired marine corps officer, while
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tate community. Both will succeed
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Local SDA School's Art
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The smile of a young artist was
the true measure of success at the
Seventh-day Adventist Elementary
Schools Art Auction and Sale held
April 29th in High Springs. Artwork
created -by the schools 14 students,
plus donations from local profes-
sional and amateur artists, were put
on the block for sale. More than 75
people participated in the auction and
greater than $2,500.00 was raised to
support student activities.
Artworks ranging from Roger Hof-
mtn's Native American cross stitch
entitled "Chief Seattle" to Renee
Linville's beautiful fused glass on
copper delighted all. Noted local art-
ists Lorraine Selby and Mike Segal
contributed stunning oil on canvas
paintiin:s N KJ\ Smith's creation.
a quilted art piec-e entitled "Spriings
Aquatic \Wonder" added another col-
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SBut the artists that stole the day

American Legion Post 383 finished
the legion year with 250 paid mem-
bers, while the Auxiliary unit 383 fin-
ished with 118 paid members; Sons
of the American Legion Squadron
383 end the year with 51 paid mem-
bers. Post Adjutant, Gene Street, said
"the post continues to show positive
growth in a difficult environment"
and "our post is constantly recruit-
ing new members for the post, aux-
iliary and the Sons of the American

were the much younger variety. With
auctioneer Roland Werner calling the
numbers and Vilma Kiemana present-
ing the narration, the children took
center stage and watched as their cre-
ations were sold to the highest bidder.
Second grader Christophers work of
art called "Water Moccasins" was
only bettered by his beautiful mile-
wide smile, even if a tooth or two was
missing (on both Christopher and the
snakes) .
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~ worked behind and in front of the
scene, especially Orane, Cassie, Em-
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carefully brought up and displayed
each piece.
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the nineteenth annual Victory Chris-
tian School "Pageant of Learning
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Terrace Palms Community Church in
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accredited since 1990 and boasts of
graduates with an overall grade point
average of 3.6 95% of its gradu-
ates continue to advance themselves
by attending an institution of higher
leaning. About 25% of its graduates
enter the military. Since 1990, 80%
of its graduates have received a Flor-
ida Bright Futures Scholarship award
or one comparable in another state.
Truly, over the years, Victory Chris-
tian School is the school for home
educators and it has proven that when
it comes to school, there's no place
like home. More information can be
obtained about the school on its web
site at www.vcschief.org.

Bugaboo Bears released
in Osceola National
The saga of the two bears res-
cued during the "Bugaboo" fire that
swept through Columbia and Baker
counties in May has reached a happy
A team of biologists and veteri-
narians from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
S(F\Cj. Disney's Animal Kingdom
and Universit\ of Florida Veterinary
Medical Center (UF VMC) released
two bears back into the Osceola Na-
tional Forest.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission respond-
ed to reports of an injured bear with
a cub in the Osceola National For-
est on Mother's Day, May 13, 2007.
The bears had been caught up in the
fire that raged through the forest.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission bear-
capture team, along n ith help from
members of the Columbia County
Fire Department, Columbia County
Public Works, The Forestry Compa-
ny and MA Rigony in Perry, rescued
the two animals and took them to
the University of Florida Veterinary
Medical Center in Gainesville. The
sow suffered third-degree burns on
all four feet. The cub was dehydrat-
ed but untouched by the fire.
After receiving emergency medi-
cal care at the University of Flori-

da Veterinary Medical Center, the
bears were moved May 18, 2007
to Disney's Animal Kingdom for
medical treatment and rehabilita-
tion. The sow and her nursing cub
were held in special areas to prevent
regular human contact. During the
past month, Disney's Animal King-
dom veterinarians treated the burns,. -
changed her bandages regularly, and
fed the bears a natural diet that in-
cluded berries, cabbage palm and
fish to get them ready for release
into the wild.
Pollock said, "We were able to
release them within five miles of the
sow's historical home range. They
needed to get back 'home' and, be
wild again."

Haven Hospice's
Rita L. Arrington
earns national board
Rita L. Arrington, ARNP, ACHPN,
advanced registered nurse practitio-
ner at Haven Hospice's Tri-Counties
Hospice Care Center in Chiefland,
has earned certification as an ad-
vanced practice certified hospice and
palliative care nurse. The certifica-
tion is through the National Board
for Certification of Hospice and
Palliative Nurses, a member of the
American Board of Nursing Special-
ties (ABNS) and the National Orga-
nization for Competency Assurance
The ABNS is the only accrediting
body specifically for nursing certifi-
cation programs, and NOCA is the
leader in quality standards for cre-
dentialing organizations.
Those earning certification dem-
onstrate compliance with 19 stan-
dards. These include devoting most
of their practice to a particular spe-
cialty, advancing their specialty with
a research-based body of knowledge,
maintaining their educational quali-
fications and current knowledge as
determined by their specialty, and
earning passing scores on certifica-
tion examinations.
Arrington earned her bachelor and
master of science in nursing degrees
from the University of Florida. Prior
to joining Haven Hospice, she served
as a nurse practitioner, in the Dixie
and Gilchrist County departments of
health and at Chiefland Medical Cen-
ter, where she was in private practice
as a family nurse practitioner. Before
she became a nurse practitioner, Ar-
rington worked as a clinical specialist
and nurse educator with the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs, and gained
home health experience as a visiting
nurse and by working with develop-
mentally disabled persons.
"I was attracted to hospice work
for many reasons," Arrington says,
"among them--the level of care and
concern the patients I referred to
Haven Hospice received;: my phi-
losophy is that there is always some-
thing we can to do to help someone;
and my belief that because nurses
are with us when we, are bom, they
should be there to ease the transition
at the end of our lives. "I find hospice
work very holistic and stimulating,"
she adds. "It is a positive challenge
to provide the best medical care.pos-
sible while meeting the needs of our
patients." Arrington lives just 10
minutes from the Tri-Counties Hos-
pice Care Center, and enjoys reading
and watching the grass grow on the
30 acres she shares with her husband
and daughter.: For more, information
about Haven Hospice, call 493-2333,
or 1-800-727-1889. Haven Hospice
is North Florida's expert in end-of-
life and palliative care. Licensed in
Florida since 1980 as a not-for-profit
hospice, Haven Hospice has served
more than 35,000 patients and fami-
lies. The Haven mission is to serve
people and their communities affect-
ed by life-limiting illness and loss by
providing comprehensive, compas-
sionate care, while respecting each
person's needs, beliefs, and wishes.

The county.park at Hart Springs is open from 9:00 a.m. until sundown
seven days a week. Come out and enjoy the cool refreshing springs.

Haven Hospice dedicated to the well being of Haven
SHospice patients, both received the
Volunteers recognized Home Care Volunteer Service Award
for dedicated service this year. This award is designed to
Haven Hospice recognized out- recognize people who serve patients
standing volunteers in the Chiefland in their homes, helping with many
area during a luncheon held Tues- aspects of daily life. The Beinlich's
day, April 17, 2007. The volunteers, serve all of Haven's home care pa-
greeted with a warm "Aloha and Ma- tients in the Inglis/Yankeetown area,
halo," enjoyed food inspired by Ha- sometimes driving many miles to
waiian cuisine as they received praise reach a patient's home. They run er-
for their time and services dedicated rands and, most importantly, spend
to Haven Hospice. time with the patients.
Susie Sebring, a volunteer with Mindy Harris, a volunteer with Ha-
Haven Hospice for the past five years, yen Hospice since 2006, received the
received the Administrative Volunteer Community Outreach Volunteer Ser-
Service Award. This award is given vice Award in recognition of her de-
to administrative volunteers who as- votion to educating the. community.
sist staff with clerical work and serve Harris, a local teen, reaches the com-
as a receptionist and greeter. Sebring munity by presenting the Haven Hos-
spends 10 hours each week -helping picenessage at civic clubs. churches,
the Haven Hospice staff during the health fairs, festivals and many other
six months she lives in the area. Most community organizations. A true tes-
of her work is done in the Chiefland timony to her work has been her abil-
Medical Department where she han- ity to recruit other teen volunteers to
dles 60. percent of the filing. Thanks serve at Haven Hospice.
to Sebring's help, the department The final award given to a Haven
runs much more smoothly. Hospice volunteer was the Dr. Ray-
Gret'n Daughaday received the mond Fitzpatrick Outstanding Volun-
Nursing Facilities Volunteer Service teer Award. This award, named after
Award in recognition of the countless the doctor responsible for bringing
hours she spends with the Patients hospice care to the Chiefland area,
at Haven Hospice. Daughaday trav- recognizes a volunteer who cares for
els to Cross City nursing Home and patients and serves as a role model
the Haven Hospice Tri-County Care and leader to his or her fellow vol-
Center in Chiefland, where she as- unteers. This prestigious award was
sists the staff and visits with patients, presented to Helen Taylor, a volun-
Her compassion and caring presence teer at Haven Hospice for more than
brings a smile and laugh to everyone 10 years. During her time spent at
she meets. She goes above and be- 'Haven, Taylor sends out bereave-
yond her call, especially during holi- ment cards each week, assembles
days, to lend a helping hand when admission and nursing home packets
many workers are home with family. and still manages to take the time to
Her devotion to patients and family mentor other volunteers..Each volun-
members exemplify the overall mis- teer at Haven Hospice plays an inte-
sion of Haven Hospice. gral role in the daily operations of the
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Pat Osowieki makes lots of table runners from leftover quilt squares.
These are given away to family and friends.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
June 21 at the Levy County Museum.
It was another show and tell with sev-
eral quilts being shown. Jannie has
made a quilt from 2 1/2 inch squares
using 1-inch blocks on the border.
Dorothy Lautiainen has finished a
small quilt that is very pretty. Ev-
eryone is busy making all kinds of
The 4-H'ers from the Bronson area
were over on Wednesday to make tote
bags. Muriel has a way with shadow
quilting that makes a design using
patterns of animals and flowers. The
girls are learning to use a thimble
but everyone has a good time. We
learned all this when we had sewing
and cooking in school. We would
love to see it that way again.

AARP Nationwide
Caregiving Valued at
$350 Billion
Millions of family caregivers pro-
vide billions of dollars worth of care
to loved ones each year according to
a new AARP study released today.
AARP estimates the economic value
of family caregiving at $350 billion in
2006 comparable to the annual U.S.
sales, of Wal-Mart. In Florida alone,
the value of caregivers' contributions
was estimated at $17.5 billion.
"Family caregivers are the unsung
heroes of long-term care in our state,"
said AARP Florida State Director
Lori Parham. "While too many are
unaware of the care they provide,
caregivers' contributions can delay
or even prevent more costly nursing
home care. That is important not
only to provide high-quality care for
seniors, but it can also be important
in making wise use of scarce public
resources, like Medicaid dollars."
Most family caregivers are women
-who are employed full or part-time
and nearly one-fifth of all U.S. work-
ers are caregivers (19 percent). As
family caregivers are forced to take
time off and work partial days to care
for their loved ones, they face lower
wages, reduced job security, and loss
of employment benefits like health'
insurance, lower retirement sayings
and Social Security earning. These

Greg and six boys were out Tues-
day and what a difference they make
each week with the yard and building.
We got a fig tree planted, the grapes
are maturing as well as the tomatoes.
We will be pulling the onions next so
they can be dried out. Thanks Lan-
Our prayers are for all the sick,
those in the hospital and nursing
homes. Seems'like everyday we hear
about someone who needs prayer.
Lunch was good with 12 from
Bronson FAHCE Club to enjoy fried
green tomatoes, chicken and dump-
lings, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers,
macaroni salad, Marie's ? and so
much more.
There were 30 members and visi-
Winnelle Home
losses come at a difficult time when
income and benefits are critical for
the caregiver and their family. U.S.
businesses also feel the impact; pro-
ductivity losses associated with care-
giving are estimated as high as $33
billion a year.
The AARP Public Policy Institute
study, "Valuing the Invaluable: A
New Look at the Economic Value of
Family Caregiving," shows that of
those with the most intense level of
caregiving responsibility, 92 percent
report major changes in their work-
ing patterns 83 percent arrive late,
leave early or take time off during the
day; 41 percent report taking a leave
of absence; and 37 percent report
going from full-time to part-time to
adjust for their caregiving responsi-
bilities. Additionally, the caregivers'
own health is often at risk as they are
more likely to suffer chronic health
conditions and incur medical debt
than non-caregivers.
The study shows that, without
Florida caregivers, the state's taxpay-
ers would face staggering expendi-
tures. For example, in the 2007-2008
state fiscal year, the state of Florida
plans to spend about $16 billion in
state and federal dollars on Medicaid
for people of all ages. Florida care-
givers provided $17.5 billion in care
during 2006. Nationally, caregivers
contribute an estimated $350 billion
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AARP's study notes that the No. 1
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By supporting families in care-
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While AARP Florida works to
improve long-term care, the 2.8-
million-strong association will be
closely watching state efforts to use
managed-care organizations, such
as HMOs, to deliver long-term care
financed by Medicaid. The plan,
strongly opposed in its initial form
by AARP, is known as Florida Senior
Care (FSC). This plan would have re-
quired some seniors to receive long-
term care services financed by Med-
icaid through a managed care compa-
ny, such as an HMO. Florida's Agen-
cy for Health Care Administration
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proceed with pilots in counties in the
Panhandle and Orlando, but needed
final authorization to implement the
program. In the 2007 legislative ses-
sion, acting in response to concerns
raised by AARP and other organiza-
tions working for seniors, lawmak-
ers provided for two voluntary pilot
programs to test managed long-term
care in Orlando. and Miami. Unlike
.earlier plans, these pilot programs are
to be truly voluntary in nature, rather
than mandatory or "opt-out". AARP
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lies' choice.
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thousands of volunteers, donors, and
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Wednesday, June 20th found
eighteen Joyful Hearts and one visi-
tor dodging ever-so-welcomed rain
drops as they spilled out of their vehi-
cles loaded down with bundles, bags,
and baskets of materials with which
to craft, quilt, and sew.
Once inside, with hugs and hellos
equally distributed, everyone settled,
down to "do their thing." We were
especially glad to have Paulene Mar-
tin with us and we are so grateful
to her husband, George, because he
brings her to visit with us. They have
just come back from a long trip to
New York. Paulene is doing well and
hopefully will be able to try her hand
at some easy project real soon.
Pat Luka and Maxine Hale both sat
right down at the quilt on the frame
and quilted up a storm...so to speak.
Elaine Nemeth sat at a machine and
finished putting all the lavender strips
of material around our heart squares.
It's going to be another quilt that ev-
eryone is going to want to win.
Barbara Strom brought in her vin-
tage sewing machine, that still works
as good as a brafld new one, to help
me with my Christmas gift purse-
making venture. I loved the one I
made for myself and decided if I
could just get this down pat, I could
make great gifts for Christmas. Bar-
bara has agreed to give me, a crash
course in purse-making 101.
Bonnie Edwards, Alice Binns,-
Mary. Lou Ryder, Lu Rowland and
Jackie Moore were all busy as bees
with their Swedish Weaving. It was
so good to have Jackie with us as her
husband, Lawrence, is quite ill and
she can only come if someone is there
to look after him. It was also good to
have Lu back. She took a nasty fall
at home and praise God she was not
hurt any worse than she was. She's
using a cane but is still as spunky' as
Ruth Wilkerson has recovered
completely from her cataract surgery
and was knitting a baby blanket for
the preemies. She also brought in
several hats she's knitted for them.
Heidi Kamp, Myrle Gilkey and
Lera Townsend all were crochet-
ing. Heidi was making hot pads,
Lera Christmas gifts, and Myrle is
still working on her butter-yellow
Barbara Myrick was doing her
lovely embroidry work and Diana
Lynn was doing a satin stitch around
her flower on the square for our next
club quilt.
Kathy Strom and hubby just got
back from a wonderful and breath-
taking trip to Alaska. They even
panned for gold and she has a neck-
lace to prove it. She had many pic-
tures and stories to share. It must
have been quite an adventure.
Elaine announced we have fifty
lap quilts finished for the V.A. hos-
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buy fifty pairs of slippers and make
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your heart.

go with them for Christmas. We also
have about thirty card carousels al-
most finished that are going to Ayers
in Trenton.
Our prayers are with Rita Simcoe
who has not been up to par and with
Judy Pflueger and her husband, Al.
Al is the pastor at Riverside Baptist
and he has suffered a heart attack and
praise God is doing much better.
Soon it was time to set aside our
works in progress and celebrate the
June birthdays...Maxine, Pat, Heidi
and Olga who was not present. We
had a lemon cake with orange icing
covered with coconut...it, was great
with ice cream. .
As we were cleaning up and get-
ting ready to leave, you could hear the
rumble of thunder gathering outside.
We scurried like squirrels tucking our
bags and baskets into our cars before
the sprinkling of rain drops turned
into a torrent of rain...but praise God
for every precious drop of it.
Just the little we've gotten every
now and again has done wonders for
all my plants and flowers. My crepe
myrtles are in bloom as is my garde-
nia bush. Our tomatoes, egg plants,
peppers, and herbs are doing great, or
course. We've,had to water them in
between the rains and Miracle-Gro
does a world of good as well. But
my flowers in pots and baskets are
doing great and no matter how it hap-
pens all the glory goes to God...and
all God's children said amen.
Our next meeting will be Wednes-
day, June 27th and then Wednesday,
July 4th. The hot dog picnic idea was
cancelled as so many said they hadr
other-plans for the day. .I'd call be-
fore I'd come on the 4th as it may just
not happen at all.
Not just our group but everywhere
women gather to quilt and create
with their hearts and their hands a
fabric of friendship is created. Like
the threads that tie a quilt together the
threads of friendship draw women to-
gether. Each of us is as different and
as vibrant as the fabrics, yams, and
threads with which we work and cre-
ate. Yet, just as the different textures,
colors, and patterns come together in

harmony, so do we. What a bless-
ing that God has created a pattern of
friendship that each of us is a part of
without us even being aware of His
plan for us to share in one anbth-
ers lives. 'Til next time, remember-
Proverbs 17:17; A friend loves at all
A Joyful Heart
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Irene Belyew
Ms. Irene Belyew of Old Town
passed away, Monday, June 25, 2007
at '.Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun-
ties. Irene was 92 years old. She has
lived in Old Town since 1976.
,She is survived by her sons, Har-
ry. Wesley Belyew of Youngtown,
Arizona, Jerry Wayne B.elyew of
Alachua, Luther DeWayne Belyew
of Micanopy, and Charles Edward
Belyew of Starke; daughters, Mil-
dred Angeline Beaver of Piggott,
Arkansas, and Barbara Ann Buzbee
of Cross City; brothers, Larry Craig
of Bethel Springs, Tennessee and R.
T. Craig of Mobile, Alabama; sisters,
Betty Stults of Trenton, Tennessee,
Virginia Lindsey of Milan, Tennes-
see and Johnnie Claybrook of Tren-
ton, Tennessee; 25 grandchildren, 40
great grandchildren and 6 great-great
Funeral Services will be held
Friday, June 29, 2007 at 10 a.m. at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City and a graveside service
will be held at 2 p.m. at Forest Mead-
ows East in Gainesville, Florida with
Rev. Terry Cranford and Rev. Harold
Williams Officiating. A visitation will
be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007
between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City.,
In lieu of Flowers, the family has
asked that donations be made to Hos-
pice Care or the church or charity of
your choice.
Arrangements under the care of
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross

Wilbur Allen Osteen, Sr.
Mr. Wilbur Allen Osteen, Sr. died
on June 22, 2007 at Shands Hospi-
tal. Wilbur was a lifelong resident
of Gilchrist County and was a school
bus driver for the Gilchrist County
School district. He was 71 years
He served as a deacon at Mt. Horeb
Baptist Church for o- er 46 years and
was also the church Treasurer. He
was a member of the Military Order
of Stars and Bars #289, and The Sons
of Confederate Veterans #770, both
in Trenton.
He will be missed by those who
survive him, including his wife, Iris
Osteen of High Springs; three sons,
Vander Osteen and wife, Georginia,
of Ft. White, Wilbur Allen Osteen,
Jr., and wife, Barbara, of Gainesville,
and Othel Osteen and wife, Jessica, of
Jacksonville;,daughter, Joy Ellis and,
husband, Buddy:of S) hI a, NC; sister,
Frances Williams of High Springs;
grandchildren, Nikki Polbus, B J.
Dunagan, Stephanie Osteen, Michael

Ellis, Sarah Ellis, Samuel E
Claire Ellis; and great gra
Funeral services for Mr.
were held on Tuesday, June 2
at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church,
a.m., with Reverend S.J. Br
ficiating. Interment was in
Horeb Cemetery immediate
lowing the services. Arran
by Watson Funeral Home.

Mittie B. Roger
Mrs. Mittie B. Rogers of
passed away peacefully on
June 22, 2007 at North Flori
pital. She was 88.
She was bom in Fargo
gia. She was raised in Branf
moved to Trenton when si
ried around 1950. She was
ber of the Methodist Churc
belonged to the Woman's C
Springhouse Quilters, and
an AARP charter member. .
Mrs. Rogers is survived
son, Billy Rogers and his w
of Branford; two grandson
Rogers and his wife, Mary K
Chris Rogers of Trenton; grea
daughter, Tori Rogers of
two Step-grandchildren, Rya
men) Holder of Simi Valley,
nia, and Maryann Holder of
North Carolina; one ste
grandson, Riley Holder.of S
ley, California; sister, Betty B
Starke; two brothers, W. B.
of Branford and Edward Bra
Fargo, Georgia.
Graveside services were
Monday, June Z5, 2007 at 3:
at Pine Grove Baptist Cemete
Arrangements were under
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Card of Thanks
We, the family of Joan Faye
would like to thank all of tho
were a source of strength for
ing these last difficult weeks.
Gilchrist County EMS, (
County Sheriff's Departme
Watson Funeral Home, each
acted in a professional man
worked diligently to make tl
cult time bearable.
To all of those who brought
flowers, sent cards, visited or
we sincerely appreciate evei
that was made on our behalf.
You have all once again rea
the reason that we are prou
Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie
home. .
We are'humble&by your g
ity and thank you all.
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Gilchrist County
land transactions
Steven E. Matthews, Sr. to Steven
E. Matthews, Jr., general warranty
hllis, and deed, $50,000.00.
ndchild, A Bar S Land and Cattle Compa-
ny to Kerry L. Yates and Frances E.
Osteen Yates, warranty deed, $123,500.00,
26,2007 Lot 10 Woods of Alchrist.
at 11:00 Iramis J. Pantoja to Bent Opper-
own of- man and Iramis J. Oppermann, quit
the Mt. claim deed, $10.00, Lot 8 Foothill
ely fol- Farms Unit 1.
gements Roberto Reino Sotorrios to Loren-
zo Antonio Reino, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 88 Santa Fe Ranch Sub-
division unrecorded.
IS Michael B.. Reeves to Edward
Trenton Francis, Jr. and Catherine Francis,
Friday, warranty deed, $100,000.00.
ida Hos- John F. Gilroy, John F. Gilroy
Trustee, John F. Gilroy Trust Agree-
, Geor- ment, Eileen M. Gilroy to Samuel A.
ford and Swope, warranty deed, $115,000.00,
he mar- Lot 32 Pines Estates.
a mem- Capital City Bank to Johnny Cal-
-h. She vin Johnson, special warranty deed,
:lub, the $16,000.00, Lot 23 Block D Andrews
she was Coleman.
John R. Rowe to Trenton Trading
by her Company, warranty deed, $10.00.
'ife, Pat, Alan G. Evans and Debra A. Evans
is, Billy to Harold M. Russell and Betty Rus-
Kay, and sell a/k/a Betty H. Russell, corrective
.t-grand- warranty deed, $10.00.
Trenton, Harold M. Russell and Betty Rus-
an (Car- sell a/k/a Betty H. Russell to Alan G.
Califor- Evans and Debra A. Evans, correc-
Boone, tive warranty deed, $10.00.
-p-great- Joseph W. Gilliam Clerk of Court,
imi Val- Robert E.Bible, Drusilla O.Bible, and
bailey of Suntrust Bank to Michelle R. Sickler,
Bradley certificate of title, $36,200.00, Lots
adley of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Block 8
Suwannee River.
held on Mae Carolyn Brown to Katrina
:00 p.m. McGee, quit claim deed, $100.00,
ery. Lot 5 Block 8 of Wade and Bell addi-
the care tion to the city of Trenton.

North Florida
Livestock Report
e Walker Receipts at the North Florida Live-
ose who stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
us dur- day, June 20, 2007 were: this week
564, last week 284 and last year 668.
Gilchrist Slaughter cows and bulls were
ent and steady, feeder steers and heifers were
of you steady to 2.00 lower. Supply was
nmer and light, demand was moderate. Feeder
his diffi- steers and heifers over 600 lbs. 53
percent, (31 percent steers, 22 percent
t food or heifers), slaughter cows and bulls 39
r prayed, percent, replacement cows 8 percent.
ry effort Weight Range, Average Weight-,
Price Range and Average Price.
affirmed Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
d to call cent: 875-1195 (1079) 49.50-55.00
counties (51.69); 1200-1575 (1364) 49.50-
eij :er ''55.00 (51.46); 1620-1660 (1640)
generous 50.00-52.50 (51.23).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
d family cent: 710-780 (755) 33.00-39.00
(35.77) Low Dressing; 805-1170
(975) 44.00-49.50 (47.04); 805-
1140 (890) 32.00-43.00 (36.80) Low
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1105-1365
(1252) 57.50-61.00 (59.07); 1245
(1245) 49.00 (49.00) Low Dress-
ing; 1545-1965 (1718) 58.00-60.00
(59.24); 1565-1590 (1578) 55.00-
56.00 (55.50) Low Dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium

and Large 1-2: 160-195 (171) 150.00-
170.00 (157.81); 200-240 (222)
152.00-160.00 (158.17); 250-285
(261) 140.00-156.00 (149.32); 300-
345 (315) 122.00-132.00 (126.88).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 200-240 (218)
136.00-147.50 (141.97); 255-280
(270) 126.00-138.00 (129.59); 315-
346 (333) 108.00-119.00 (113.59);
350-385 (364) 1401.00-116.00
(107.37); 410-440 (425) 97.00-
104.00 (101.28); 450-475 (465)
100.00-106.00 (103.22); 510-540
(529) 96.00-100.00 (98.23).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 255-295 (276) 108.00-110.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 255-290 (266) 114.00-126.00
(119.75); 310-340 (324) 107.00-
116.00 (111.57); 355-385 (369)
103.00-110.00 (104.87).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 210-235 (227) 111.00-127.00
(119.76); 255-292 (276) 100.00-
114.00 (109.87); 300-346 (325)
95.00-110.00 (102.03); 375-390
(382) 90.00-93.00 (91.47); 425-445
(435) 90.00-97.00 (93.58); 450-475
(458) 94.00-98.00.(96.00).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
850-1185 (966) 48.00-95.00 (64.35)
4-6 Months Bred; 1200-1225 (1212)
49.00-50.00 (49.49) 4-6 Months
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 805-1140 (980) 530.00-750.00
(649.37); 1240-1260 (1250) 675.00-
710.00 (692.64).

From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
June 25, 2007
On June 18, 2007, a Juvenile was
arrested on the charge of Absconding
On June 18, 2007, a Juvenile was
arrested on an Order to Take into
On June 18, 2007, James R. Fowl-
er, 1/5/86, was arrested on the. charge
of VOP/Disorderly Conduct.
On June 19,2007, David L. Ellison,
4/24/74, was arrested on the charge
of FTA/Resist without Violence.
On June 19, 2007, Roberto M.
Lopez, 3/16/86, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On June 19, 2007, Kalisha Love-
day, 5/26/89, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/DUI.
On June 20,2007, Steven D. Webb,
11/6/65, was. arrested on the charge
of Battery/Domestic 'Violence.
On June 21, 2007, Santos M; San-
tana, 3/6/65, was arrested on the
charge of Obstruction by Disguise
and an Hendry County Warrant with
charges of Contempt of Court and
Open Container of Alcohol within
the City.
On June 21, Kimberly D. Robert-
son, 9/19/74, was arrested on a Dixie
County Warrant with the charge of
FTA/Worthless Check.
On June 21, 2007, Alfredo M. Me-
dina, 9/7/64, was arrested on charges
of VOP/DUI and VOP/No Drivers

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On June 21,2007, Jose F. Aguilar-
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On June 23, 2007, Shaun R.
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at Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge (NWR). Completed applica-
tions are due to the refuge by July
23, 2007. Any person or organiza-
tion that charges a fee to lead tours or
trips at Okefenokee National Wild-
'life Refuge is required by law to have
a Special Use Permit. Permit guide-
lines require liability insurance, first
aid training, and refuge specific train-
ing for all guides. Guiding permits
are only issued once each year from
October 1, 2007 through September
Guiding permits are required to.
protect the tour operator, the public,
and the resources of the refuge. The
objectives of Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge's guiding policy
are to: Ensure that guides have the
knowledge, skills, and resources to
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Clam it up at Cedar
Key's Clamerica
celebration on the 4th of
Cedar Key will be exploding on
Wednesday, July 4th when the 4th
annual CLAMERICA Celebration
brings thousands of clam lovers to
this island community to enjoy their
sweet and savory farm-raised clams.
Sponsored by the Cedar Key Aqua-
culture Association, the day will be
filled with fun, food, and events for
the whole family from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. at the City Park and Beach on
2nd Street, so bring your blankets
and lawn chairs and relax.
Cedar Key is a leading producer
of farm-raised clams in the United
States with over 100 million clams
harvested annually from the inshore
waters surrounding the keys. This
festival is an opportunity to celebrate
the new industry, as well as the coun-
try's birthday. Cedar Key farm-raised
clams are featured on the menu and
will be served in a variety of ways by
community organizations. There will
be steamed clams, clams-on-the-half-
shell, clam chowder, and clam fritters
for all of you clam lovers. Other lo-
cal seafood served will include grou-
per sandwiches. For the landlubbers,
there will be hot dogs, corn-on-the-
cob, watermelon, root beer floats, ice
cream, and more.
The festival will open with a chil-
dren's bicycle parade and flag raising
-ceremony by the Tri-County Marine
Corps League at 10:30 a.m. CLA-
MANIA events will be held through-
out the day all of which are free.
Prizes abound for clam bag races, a
clam harvest hunt, clam raceways,
guess the clam count, clam lease
(greased) pole, and a host of other
children's activities. The 4th annual
Cultured Clam Cook-off, which will
showcase a variety of clam recipes
including local favorites, will begin
at 12:30 p.m. along with clam cook-
ing and shucking demonstrations.
Other featured events this year are
a Sand 'n Shell Sculpturing contest
at 12:30 p.m., the Cedar Key News
Kayak Free-for-All starting at 2 p.m.
on the beach, and a golf cart parade
at 1:30 p.m. Continuous live music
in the park will be provided by Cajun
Dave, Bryan Wain, Country Road,
DeltaBlues, Anna White and Chuck
Adams, and Used Blues.
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I lLegal Notice S

FILE NO.: 21-2007-CP-27
The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was April 8, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37, Trenton,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of.the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claim
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 21,2007.
Attorney for Co-Personal
Attorneys at Law
By: Theodore M. Burt
Florida Bar Number 172404
114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-2348
Co-Personal Representatives:
320 Boul. Theriault, Riv DuLoup
Quebec, Canada G5R3X8
320 Boul. Theriault, Riv DuLoup
Quebec, Canada G5R3X8
Pub.: June 21,28, 2007b

The City of Trenton Board of Com-
missioners willineet in Regular Session
on Monday, July 2, 2007, at 5:30 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. Scheduled Guests
Beautification Awards
Paul Redd Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District Property
Auditor Report FY05-06 Powell
and Jones

D. Consent Items
Approval of Minutes:
June 4 Regular Meeting
June 18 Planning and Zoning
June 18 Regular Meeting
Approval of May 2007 Expendi-
Approval of May 2007 Financial
E. City Staff
Code Enforcement
Public Works
F. Action Items
Final Reading Ordinance 2007-4:
LDR Amendment Nonconforming
Lots of Record
First Reading Ordinance 2007-3:
Road Impact Fee
First Reading Ordinance 2007-5:
Utility Tax
Road Impact Fee Interlocal Agree-
CDBG Contract: Engineering Ser-
Farmer's Market Managers Agree-
Methodist Church Property Ac-
Progress Energy Water Line Dis-
G. Board Member Request
H. City Manager Report
I. City Attorney Report
J. Unscheduled Requests
K. Adjourn
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 based4
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. June 28, 2007b.

ant to Ordinance No. 06-20, as amended,
comments, objections and recommen-
dations concerning the following de-
scribed agenda item as provided for in
the Gilchrist County Land Development
Code, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Code, will be heard by
the Planning Commission of Gilchrist
County, Florida, on Thursday, June 28,
2007 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as possible, at theBoard of County Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is the proposed-agenda:
1. SUP 07-11: An application by
Floyd Rogers requesting a Special Use
Permit be granted to allow a cemetery in
an Agriculture-2 (A2) land use district as
provided in Section 2.06.02 of the Land
Development Code, The property is lo-
cated at 1769 SW 100th Street.
2. SUP. 07-12: An application by
James Johnson requesting a Special Use
Permit be granted to allow a mulching
mill in an Agriculture-2 (A2) land use
.district as provided in Section 2.06.02
of the Land Development Code under
Sawmill or planning mill. Located off US
Hwy 129 just north of the City of Tren-
ton. More specifically the property is lo-
cated at the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 and the
SE 1/4 ofNW 14 of Sec 9, TWP 10'S, R

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Thomas Butler requesting a Special Use
Permit be granted to allow Land Clearing
Equipment Storage in an Agriculture-2
(A2) land use district as provided in Sec-
tion 2.06.02 of the Land Development
Code under agriculture, construction, and
related equipment sales and storage. The
property is located at 9699 SE 70th Av-
4. LUC 07-04: An application by Wil-
bur Thomas requesting a Future Land
Use Mapping Change be granted to
change his parcel to Industrial (I) from
its currefit designation Agriculture-2 (A-
2) as provided under Section 163.3184 of
the Florida Statutes. The statute allows
changes to the future land use map des-
ignation of a parcel or parcels of land in-
volving 10 contiguous acres or less. The
property is described as follows:
Commence at the NE comer of the SW
1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 13, TWP 8 S, R
14 E for the Point of Reference. Thence
run along the East line of said SW 1/4
of SE 1/4, S 0035'58" E, 91.47 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Thence continue
along said East line of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4,
S 0035'58" E, 570.80 feet to the South
line of the (N 1/2) of said SW 1/4 of SE
1/4, thence run along said South line of N
1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, S 89017'28" W,
762.44 feet; thence run N 00o35'58" W,
570.80 feet; thence run N 8917'27" E,
762.44 feet to the Point of Beginning, all
lying and being in Gilchrist County, Flor-
ida containing 9.99 acres more or less.
5. Sludge Ordinance 07-11 Amending
Section 8.03 of the Land Development
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear to
be heard with respect to any of the pro-
posed agenda items. The public hearing
may be continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place of any
continuance of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notices concerning
this matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above referenced
public hearing.
Additional information for all of the
above-listed agenda items: is available
for public inspection at the Building De-
partment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during reg-
ular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
:modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice
and TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
1(800) 955-8771.
Pub. June 28, 2007b.

,Gilchrist Count,, SHIP Loan Review
'Committee will hold.a regular meeting
on Thursday, July 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
in the SHIP Program Office/Building
Department 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton,
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
at such meeting or hearings, he will 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.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. June 28, 2007b.

Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emer-
gency Planning and Community Right-
to-Know Act (EPCRA), the following in-
formation is available to the public upon
request during normal working hottrs by
the North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee,, 2009 NW
67th Place, Gainesville, FL 32653-1603:
*Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier,
Two) Forms
*Shelter In Place Training Assistance
*Material Safety Data Sheets (MS .
*Emergency Release Follow-up Re-
*Hazards Analyses for Section 302
*LEPC Hazardous Materials Emer-
gency Response Plan
*How-to-Comply Information for
Hazardous Materials Useis
*Free Hazardous Materials Response
Training for First Responders
*Your Telephone Book may contain
Hazardous lMaterials Emergency '
Information thai 'ou could be asked
to follow in an actual emergency
The North Central Florida Local Emer-
gency Planning Committee (Florida Dis-
trict 3 LEPC) serves Alachua, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor,
and Union Counties. To obtain informa-
tion on the above items, please contact
Dwayne Mundy at (352) 955-2200 xl08,
email mundy(,ncfrpc.org or visit www.



Pub. June 28, 2007b.

File No. 21-2007-CP-24
The administration of the estate of Re-
becca E. Cannon, deceased, whose date
of death was February 4,2006, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 112 S. Main Street, FL 32693.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
All claims not filed within the time
periods set forth in Section 733.702 of
the Florida Probate Code will forever be
Notwithstanding the time periods set
forth above, any claim filed two (2) years
or more after the decedent's date of death
is barred.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 28,.2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 302708
531 Turkey Creek
Alachua, FL 32615
Personal Representative
307 Aachen Road
Seaside, CA 93955
Pub. June 28, July 5, 2007b.

FILE NO: 21-2007-CP-24
The administration of the estate of
Rebecca E..Cannon, deceased, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 112 S. Main Street Trenton,
FL 32693. The estate is Intestate. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
Any interested person on whom a,
copy of the notice of administration is
served must object to the qualifications
of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a
petition or other pleading requesting relief
in accordance with the Florida Probate
Any person entitled to exempt
property is required to file a petition
for determination of exempt property
Any person entitled to elective share is
required to file an election to take elective
Kevin Cannon
Personal Representative
307 Aachen Road
Seaside,. CA 93955
Florida Bar No. 302708
531 Turkey Creek
Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 418-1111
Pub: June 28, July 5, 2007b.

FILE NO.: 21-2007-CP-0007
The administration of the estate of
ceased, whose date of death was July 25,
2006, File Number 21-2007-CP-0007 is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37, Trenton,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claim
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 28, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 602922
109 East Wade Street

Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Telephone: (352) 463-1000
Personal Representative:
1880 Bridgeboro-Anderson City Road
Doerun, GA 31744
Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2007b

Notice is hereby given that The School
Board of Gilchrist County, Florida intends
to amend existing rules regarding: Rule
5.03 "Student Assignment" and 7.17/
D "Authorized Travel Expenses"; and
adopt a new rule regarding: Rule 2.0911/
D "District-Wide Parental Involvement".
Copies of the proposed rules are available
for inspection and copying by the public
at the Superintendent's office, 310 NW

11 Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Specific authority for these amended
and adopted rules are Florida Statutes
1001.21, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1001.51, 1002.31, 1002.38, 112.061,
1001.39, 1002.23, 1001.54, 1002.20,
1003.33, 1006.07, 1008.25, 1012.72,
A public hearing will be held on the
proposed amended and adopted rules at
6:30 P.M. on July 31,2007, at the School
Board meeting at the Gilchrist County
School Board meeting room at 310 NW
llth Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693.,
All interested persons are advised that
any person desiring to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board as to any matter
considered at said hearing, will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made of
the proceeding, which record must in-
clude all of the testimony and evidence

/s/ James Vickers
Superintendent and
Secretary of the Board
Pub. June 28, July. 5, 2007b.

Town will hold its regular Town Planning
Board Meeting and Town Council Meet-
ing on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Bell Town Hall, located at 3240 W.
Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
Thursday, July 5, 2007, 6:00 p.m.,
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Business
1. Peggy's Station Subdivision Pre-
liminary Plat Approval
2. Liberty Bell Exchange, Inc. Con-
ditional Use Permit Farmer Market/
Flea Market Resolution No. 07-20.
C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Invocation Flag
C. Adoption of July 5, 2007 Agenda
D. Approval of June 7, 2007 Minutes
E. Consent Items
-- 1. Approval .of-expenditures for the
month of June 2007
2. Approval of Financial State-
ments for June 2007
F. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
1. Joshua Kent
G. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code
-2. Dr. Comwell Charactor
3. Dr. Hall Lake City Community
4. Bob Wolk Waste Pro of Florida
H. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council Members Reports,
Request, Suggestions
I. Old Business
1. Liberty Bell Exchange, Inc. -
.Conditional Use Permit, Farm-
ers Market/Flea Market,
Resolution No. 07-21
2. Edward and Cindy Bayer CPA
07-03 Comprehensive Plan
Amendment Final Reading -
Ordinance No. 2007-07
3. Edward and Cindy Bayer LDC
07-01 Land Development Code -
Final Reading Ordinance No.
J. New Business
K. Review of Future Agenda Items
L. Unscheduled Citizen Request
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter 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 verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. June 28, 2007b.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist,
County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon,
day, July 2, 2007, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main.
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
2:00 p.m. FY 07-08; Requested
2:45 p.m. Debbie Destin; Citizen
Request, Dumping Fees
3:00 p.m. Ordinance 07-08; ROW
and Transportation Corridor Map
3:10 p.m. LUC 07-01; Future Land
Use Change Industrial to A-1
3:20 p.m. LUC 07-02; Future Land
Use Change A-2 to Public
3:30 p.m. LUC 07-03; Future Land
Use Change A-2 to Public
3:40 p.m. SUB 07-03; Preliminary
Plat-Homestead Acres SUB 07-04;
Preliminary Plat- Heritage Estates
4:00 p.m. Amanda Karnes; Citizen
Request, Impact Fees
4:30 p.m. Road Department Report
5:00 p.m. Ordinance 07-12; Wilson,
Small Scale Map Amendment
Ordinance 07-13; Gilchrist County,
Small Scale Map Amendment
Ordinance 07-14; Gilchrist County,.
Small Scale Map Amendment
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.


Pub. June 28, 2007b.

Notice is hereby given that the Tow\ nr
Council. of the Toun of Bell. Florida.
setr rng as the Tow r Planning Board. w' il
conrder a Corditional UIe Perntt for the i.
following described real property located
at 1939 N. Main Street, Bell, Florida.
said hearing to be at the Bell Town Hall
.at 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida -
on July 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon '
thereafter as the matter can be heard..
Conditional Use Permit
Legal description of the property for .
Conditional Use Permit as requested '.
is as follows: Parcel 25-08-14-0129;-
0000-0110. Lot 11, Briarwood'
Subdivision & com at SW/C of Lot '
12 Briarwood thence run on W Ln'
of Lt 12 N 134.98ft to POB thence
run N 134.96 ft thence run S 89 deg .
W 162.45 ft thence run S 134.96 ,
ft thence run S 89 deg. E 162.45 ft .
to POB; 99/550, 123/556, 257/102,
257/220, 258/182 Utility Easement.
A Conditional Use Permit is request-,
ed for the above described property
in conformance with the Land Devel-
opment Code of the Town of Bell, to
permit the use of the property for an,
open air flea market/farmers market,
and/or all related services within the;
Commercial (C-1) zoning district.
The proposed application may be in-,
spected at the Bell Town Hall, 3240
West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.,
Interested persons may appear and
be heard in respect to the Condition-'
al Use Permit at this meeting.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made-
by the Bell Town Council with respect to.
any matter considered at such meeting,
they will need a record of the proceed, '
ings and that for such purposes, they may.
need to insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.

Pub. June 28, 2007b.

Dan Cavanah
Town Manager

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Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
O 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
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2.89 beautiful wooded acres with a SW MH. The Very Nice 2bd/lba SWMHjust outside of the Town
MH has a 12 X 40 addition, open floor plan, wheel of Suwannee. Home has large porch, garage, fishing
chair ramp, and decks. There is a 2 car carport, pump cleaning area, addition that can be used for 3rd
house and 12 X 12 shed. The property features some bedroom, all on a paved street. Close to the Gulf and
very beautiful old oaks with a mix of other native River. $95,000 (DMH-756232-JW) 463-6144
Florida trees. $55,000. DMH 755818 JW463-6144

BIG and BEAUTIFUL is what this 4/2 DW MH on
* This Beautiful 3 Br. 2 Ba. triple wide home near 9.3 acres can be called. Surrounded by stocked, fish
Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland Fl. Easy ponds, abundant deer, turkey, and wild hogs,
commute to Gainesville or Ocala. Home Features beautiful landscaping this 2400 SF Homes of Merit
den, family room with fireplace and plenty of room has plenty r u, rojlt. F tSure ., l.,1 5 iUn .i,'1 0
with over, 1900 sqft. $104,900. (LMH754098-K) & h., ,:r"pu C c t.u ;' *:, :. ,k i..5r, "..r .i
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remodeled, 2 BR 2 BA home located in the town of Suwannee Riverfront Seclusion! 2 homes on 15+ acres
Suwannee at the mouth of the magnificent Suwannee w/ 648' riverfront. Main home is a split level w/
River! Suwannee is-a quiet, peaceful, fishing village breathtaking view of river thru full glass side of home.
you can enjoy for your weekend getaways or retire 2nd home would make perfect guest or rental home.
here. Manatee and bird watching, grouper fishing in $367,500. (LW-756301) 493-2221,
the gulf, boating on the river. $279,000. (DW. Ca r M ore Litings!
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
Reduce4 Below Appraised Value--DIXIE CO. BRICK HOME ON HIGH RIVER BLUFF: 3 BR/3 BA: Over 165' river frontage, with tremendous
views of the Suwannee River, at this Old Town property (located right by US-19). Has over 1,700 inside sqft. of comfort,.includes spacious BRs,
fill-service kitchen & more. Outer features include built seawalls, attached river deck & dock, 26x48 detached garage/workshop & more...Owner
motivated to sell...$454,900.
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
1tx36 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.
NEW LISTING--COUNTRY COTTAGE ON WOODED ACREAGE: 2 BR/2 BA: This property would make a great weekend retreat, a 3.97-acre tract
with paved frontage North of Bell (also within short drive to river boat dock), with frame-built cabin & more; home placed behind wooded front to allow
for some privacy--call Barbara/office for full details...Owners have priced to sell...$149,900.
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE WEST OF BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on land-scaped 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) mnd
more. Outside has 46x40 combo garage/workshop (room for horses), nice mix of trees, pasture & wildlife--contact Barbara and/or office for all
info...$419,000. .
FRAME IHOME & GUEST SUITE ON PiSTLURE ACREAGE: 4 BR/4.5 BA (total): Horse-ready 5-acre tract, with wood fencing & gates, including
2lstall barn, in-between Trenton & Be:i .. nh p..'.d if:oniage l.:.,ng CR-232. Large, spacious home has high ceilings, mix of wood & tile floors, 24vehicle
carport (w/enclosed family room), and 1 BR/i BA back cottage. Call or email our office for the details...$244,900.
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. Property has 4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn (w/electric), Home-site being sold 'as is'
by Owner--call Jean or Barbara for all the details...$299,900.
SPACIOUS M/HOME, HORSE BARN, 11 ACRES,& MORE: 4 BR/2 BA: Plenty of room to spread out, with fully-fenced 11.6-acres (2 side-by-side
tracts), roomy 27x70 2002 Manufactured Home, 33x33 metal barn (with 4 horse stalls/tack-room), second M/Home & lots more; all located in. East
GilchristCo., within short drive to Gainesville/Alachua Co.--call or email our office for full details...$265,000.
10 WOODED ACRES, PRIVATE HOME-SITE & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 27x60 Manufactured Home, located on a
natural-woods 10-acre tract (including a spring), with paved road frontage near Bell & the Suwannee River. Has attached bonus room, large screened porch,
24x48 metal bam (w/office & RV parking), and more...$224,900.
5 PAST U RE ACRES & HONIE-SI TE NE \R F kNNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Would make a fine horse/home property, for this 5-acre fenced tract,
.ih 14 -,.5 MtH.:-me I. tn..Lched 24%.24 trame.buili addition, Property has paved frontage, wrap-around porch and lots more--check our website for
ph..:.. & s runrcr .it:..... H149,'90).
REDUCED (From $159,900)--LANDSCAPED ONE-ACRE & M/HOME: 3 BR/2 BA: Owners have done a number of renovations/additions, for this
Manufactured close to Bell. Has three inside attachments (including Florida & bonus rooms, and newer Main suite), large workshop/garage w/full guest
quarters, pool w/patio & more, also paved frontage...$130,000.
TWO SEPARATE M/HOMES, BOTH ON 5 ACRES, JUST NORTH OF BELL: Two adjacent 5-acre tracts, each with a Manufactured Home (one a 3
BR/2 BA 24x40, the other 2 BR/2 BA 16x76), both kept in good shape. Properties are rolling, wooded land--one has ot-ili.hi,,; ,. 2:- h,... k p..ie barn;
both within short drive of CR-340. For sale separately;,but Owner may consider combined offer...$118,900 (each).
Reduced (From $126,900)--WELL-KEPT PROPERTY W/PRIVACY: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 1600+ sqft. inside, for this neat/clean Manufactured
Home, on secluded 5.8-acre tract near CR-232 (has nice mix of pasture & large oaks). Has large airy rooms inside, w/fireplace & shelving in living area,
full Main BR/BA suite & more...under contract, but will consider back-up offers...$117,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME & 2+ ACRES NEAR BELL: 2 BR/2 BA: Neat & clean 16x76 2000 Manufactured home, on a landscaped, rolling 2.13-acre
tract, close to both Bell schools. Has spacious split-plan format, with garden tub/separate shower for Main bath, full-appliance kitchen, attached screened
porch/deck & lots more...$99,900.
SPACIOUS HOME & LANDSCAPED TRACT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 28x56 M/Home, with two large attached screened porches &
2 wide carport, on 115x120 property at Ayers Estates. Inside has roomy BR's & lots of closet space, large living room, full kitchen. Also has metal
workshop/storage bldg., & more...$74,000.
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.
P operty 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.
10-or-20 ACRES--WOODED, PRIVATE ACREAGE NEAR BELL: A 20-acre tract, of wooded vacant property just north of Bell off Gay Road. Raw
Slad to. build your dream place in the country. Owner will consider splitting tract for 10-acre purchase--call or email Barabara/office for the
details...$160,000 (20 acres)/$89,500 (10 acres)
Reduced (FROM $89,900)--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 for your new home-site; call or email for full
information.. 84,900.
5rACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Five separate properties available, throughout the Gilchrist (and NE Levy) Co. market--each ready for new home-site,
check with office for all the details/locations...tract prices start from $69,900.
TWO ACRES NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: Nice mix of large trees & open space, for this 2-acre tract, located close to all amenities on US-19 just south
of Fanning Springs...$39,900.
WOODED LOTS IN TRENTON, READY FOR HOME-SITE(S): Two side-by-side lots in NW part of town, could have separate built or manufactured
home-sites. Owners selling as one property...$39,900.
HALF TO ONE ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of the smaller tracts for sale, from 100xl00 sized, to 1/2 & 3/4 acre tracts, and some one-acre
c'. [:n:r; all located in the Bell, Bronson,Trenton, Fanning Springs area--check with our office for the full details...1/2 to one-acre tracts start from
You can call our agents after regular business hours, for more information on any of our listings,
at the main office number above, or at our agents' cell numbers below:

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P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619
BEAUTIFUL 20 ACRES Mostly wooded with a nice valley through part of it. Approx 6 acres
in pasture grass, great neighborhood and plenty of privacy, lots of deer & wildlife. Comprised
of(4) 5 acre tracts. Has a mobile home, super good barn and nice enclosed sheds. 4 home sites
can be built here if desired. $395,000.
25 ACRE HUNTING PARADISE-- Nestled into timberland area. Complete with great home
place to live, fenced, outbuildings. Private & secluded area. Only $299,900. .
by, beautiful river! A great environment for your family and friends. Only $27,000. (each or
$100,000 for all 4 lots)
WOODED 15 ACRES IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY $119,500. Owner Financing w/15%
10 ACRES WITH NICE D/W MIH and second rental s/w mh. Has a garage and is fenced.
Quiet and secluded. In the Bell school system. $158,900.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing with 15% down.
HORSE RIDERS -Nice wooded tract right by State land. Comprised of (2) 1-1/2 acre build-
able lots. Only $39,500.
LOT IN LEVYCOUNTY-Ne, '.illi.:n.r, lr 1. 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 $69,500.
3 FANTASTIC NORTH GEORGIA RV LOTS Large lake close by, swimming pool, great
area to ATV orride any kind of motorcycles. All lots have H20, electric and year round main-
tenance. Only $110,000. for all.
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.
build. $66,000.
2 NICE TWO ACRE LOTS Side-by-side on paved road in an airstrip community in Suwan-
nee County. Both wooded, high,.dry and Buildable. Being sold as a pair only $74,900.
FANTASTIC 7.5 ACRES ON THE SUWANNEE 200 Ft of frontage. Complete with a very
nice 3/2 D/W river home. Large pole barn and other amenities. This land is comprised of 2
legal land lots (2nd home possible). South of Rock Bluff in Gilchrist County. Asking price
40 ACRE HORSE FARM W/ HOME 3/2 beautiful brick home and nice barn. Fronts on
a paved road & may also be a possible airstrip too. Located between Branford & Lake City.
Asking $579,900.
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an accredited institution. Florida
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Degree and eligible to teach dual
enrollment/community college preferred.
|ial Instructor, Spanish
Trenton High School
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Bell Elementary
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accredited institution.
Florida Certification covering
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Pre-K Disabilities endorsement required
within 3 years of hire.
Instructors, Reading
District Wide Bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited institution.
Florida certification covering Reading
Guidance Counselor
Trenton High School
Master's Degree and Florida
Certification covering
Guidance Counseling (or eligible)
Media Specialist
Bell Middle/High School
Masters Degree or higher from an
institution and Florida certification as
Educational Media Specialist required
Speech/Language Pathologist,(K-12)
District-wide Bachelor's Degree in
Language Pathology/Communication
Disorders from an accredited educational
institution. Florida certification in
Pathology and/or licensure in Speech/
Language Pathology.
Dual Enrollment Monitor
Bell Middle/High School .
Minimum Qualifications: 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 (ParaPro).. Excellent computer
skills required. Preferred Qualifications:

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INCOME! 1990 14x56 2004 DWMH on 2 lots In under construction in STYLE HOME on 5.00
SSWMH on lot in Trenton This home ig B a hi a Acres acres outside of Tren-
Trenton roFHA soi-up :and ready! b,3BR/2BA ton on CR 307.
S lTrenton prtyn s 3BR/2BA with .ovterr A that, sits 3BR/2.5BA home with
located in a growing .1,000 tIiWttesq. ft. n- 1,750 heated sq. ft.,4
area in Pines Estates. utility shed and1 c A na Sr isnd and 2,562 total sq. ft. :4
S-- Paved road frontage,--.jAielyfehced. Minutes -T"reAti. Pave rW d' Earge 2-car attached 4
-S--W city water and sewer. from ishonpplTg,. pl f .ta i tDee' d r carport. Spacious
,'I' Home currently has cans, ian.s, 's~ cto Homes- Owner's Suite, Large"
tenant with 1-year etc. Spiit-fanrad W'.see it open kitchen with Is-
lease. MLS# 756353 paved "d -. F,755719 land, lots to see here! 4
$47,000 ML # g756612 i$ s" t: MLS#756597 $269,900

S0.30 ACRES, BRONSON...R$1 5.ELL...$82,500 MLS#756535
0.20 ACRES, CHIEFLAND...$17,S'M SACR HIEFLAND... $87,500
1.00 ACRES, BRONSON...$17,900 MLS#7 s31" "lLS#7556'2
1431 E. Wade Street 0.18 ACRES, TRENTON...$18,500 MLS#75835t' : 10.23 ACRES, O'BRIEN...$120,000
TreHnton FcLu9 hs 1.22 ACRES, BELL...$20,000 MLS#756220 MLS#754625 o
renon, L 0.92 ACRES, BRANFORD...$25,500 MLS#755280. 10.00 ACRES, BRANFORD...$120,000
Tel: (352) 463-9494 2.43 ACRES, OLD TOWN... $30,000 MLS#752218 MLS#754008 TEN TRACTS TO CHOOSE 4
SFax: (352) 463-9455 1.10 ACRES, TRENTON...$38,500 MLS#754749 FROM! 4
2.44 ACRES, OLD TOWN...$39,900 MLS#755901 9.63 ACRES, TRENTON...s138,000 4
I 5.00 ACRES, OLD TOWN...$52,000 MLS#754063 MLS#755274
Visit our website at: 5.02 ACRES, OLD TOWN....$61,500 MLS#755395 0.49 ACRES, BELL...$195,000 MLS#755483
www.Iancasterrealty.biz 2.00 ACRES, TRENTON...$70,000 MLS#754810 WATERFRONT! MUST SEEI!
4.00 ACRES, TRENTON...$75,000 MLS#752292 54.00 ACRES, CHIEFLAND...$540,000
5.00 ACRES, BELL...$80,000 MLS#756286 MLS#753943 4

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Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
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environment, experience working with
Guidance Clerk
Bell Middle/High School
High school diploma or equivalent.
Excellent computer skills required.
AA/AS Degree and office experience
preferred. This position required
completion of Office and Technical
Skills Supplement Form available at
District Office, or download at: http://
Temporary Instructional Aides
Trenton Middle/High 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.
Food Service Worker, 7 hour/ day
District Wide
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Experience in
food preparation preferred
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

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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:
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310 NW lthAvenue,


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S. Santa Fe Avenue Trenton
2 ac fenced 3 sides,
ready to build home

5.23 Acres (Parcel F) planted
pines zoned for home or
mobile home between
Newberry & Trenton.
Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.

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SE 70th Street Trenton
Rolling Oaks S/D, 5 ac., street to
street, fenced, nice home site

3 Acres plus (Parcel A) -
planted Pines zoned for home
or mobile home near Trenton.

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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

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Immaculate 3BR/2BADWMH located on 5 acre parcel on paved
road. Large front & rear decks and detached workshop w/ 2 bay
carport & lean-to. Fenced back yard.
MILS# 755388 $139,900

OAK WALK SUBDIVISION. 2362 total sq.f, w/ Large open
living area, front & side porches,. SD amenities to include, club
house, community pool, & walking trails.
MLS# 753902 $219,900


flooring. City water & sewer and paved streets.
MLS# 755116 $54,500

3BR/3BA home high on .50 acre bluff overlooking the Suwa
River. In-ground pool, sun room, fireplace, upgraded kitch
garage & workshop, nulti level dock system.
MLS#755019 $435,000


35.87 Acres on thc Suwannee River, 4BR12BA DvWMHt w/1782
sq.ft of living area, screened porch, 32x40 workshop, 40x80 pole
fl" 3 p[ d.

r LOTS & ACREAGE 20 Acres, Paved US Hwy 129 $210,000
.18 Acre, RiveralkS/D $56,900 290 Acres, Santa Fe Riverfront $215,000 7.94Acres, Paved Highway, US-129 $104,900 20 Acres, Farm Land $255,000
.23 Commercial, US 129 $75,000 4.34 Ac, PvdRd, Morriston, W/S/P $119,000 10 Acres, CR232 $99,000 20 Acres, Paved Rd $279,000
.27 Acre, W/S, River Access $32,900 5 Acres, Paved.Rd. N. Gilchrist $69,000 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $99,900 21.85 Acres, Suwannee River $275,000
1 Acre North of Bell $16,000 5 Acres' Close to Rivers $69,500 10 Acres, CR 232 $115,000 30 Acres, Chiefland Near Manatee $285,000
1 Acre, North Gilehrist $17,250 5 Acres, Deed Restricted '. '1 10 Acres, Suwannee Shores $119,000 37 Acres, Paved Rd. $489,000
1 Acres, Wacassassa W/S/P $34,900 5 Acres, W/S/P, Trenton $79,900 10 Acres, Paved US Hwy 129 $119,000 40 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $380,000,
'1 Acre Lots, Williston $35,000 5 Acres, Trenton, Dividable $85,000 10 Acres, Hwy 349 Old Town $129,900 40 Acres, Farm Land $469,000
1 Acre, Buck Bay, Chiefland $65,000 5 Acres, Bell City Limits, Dividable $99,900 12 Acres, Scattered Oaks $160,000 53 Acres, Canal Frontage $425,000
2 Acres, W/S/P, Dividable $56,900 5.21 Acres, Pvd Rd., DWMH $119,000 15 Acres, Suwannee River $375,000 77 Acres, Paved Rd. $859,000
2 Acres, Bell, Dividable $45,000 5.5 Acres, Near Waters Lake $54,900 20 Acres, Planted Pines $189,000 .78 Acres, CR 340 $699,000
2 Acres, Old Town, Paved Rd. $39,900 6.5 Acres, Deed Restricted $99,900 20 Acres, W/S/P, Pole Barn $199,000

3BR/2BA 1,085 Sq.Ft. doublewide mobile ihom with large
front porch. Home situated on 5 cleared, fenced and cross
fenced acres. Livestock ready. Close to Bell.
MLS#756262 $127,000

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UPGRADED 4BR/2BA Flcetwood home w/ 2280 sf. Situated on
beautiful country scenic setting of 9.50 acres with PAVED RD

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WACCASASSA CAMPSITES Newer 3BR, 2BA mobile home built
in 2006 in nice community located close to Newberry & Gainesville.
Low Gilchrist Co. taxes. Perfect for first time buyer or newlyweds. Call
William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $89,900. #280144
ADORABLE & AFFORDABLE! Cute 3BR,-1.5BA home right in
High Springs. Brand new roof & freshly painted home is in move-in
condition. Great starter or investment property. Call Debbie Zeller,
352-538-2857. $149,900. #281253
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. $219,500. #272810
A COVERED FRONT PORCH invites you into this open floor plan.
A spacious master bath including a large jetted tub, separate shower
and a large vanity. An open kitchen w/ breakfast nook overlooks the
fenced-in backyard and large back porch. Call Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310. $249,900. #280041
restricted community.- Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre lots w/
underground power. Only a short drive to Chiefland or Gainesville.
Starting at $50,000 to $79,000. Call Perry McDonald today,
352-278-0310. #277792
LOVE A GRACIOUS SETTING? Once in a moon light you find a
2.35 acre lot with a peaceful atmosphere on paved road ready for your
future home! Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $54,000. #269665
5 ACRES IN GILCHRIST COUNTY. High & dry and deep in the
country. This property is only a short drive to Bell, Ginnie Springs, the
Santa Fe River & Suwannee River. Call Perry McDonald'
352-278-0310. $70,000. #277234

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3 BR/2 BA MH: Sanders Oaks, Bell.
$600/month, 1st, last, security. 352-463-
7338. Available 8-1-07.

and Gilchrist Counties. 3 BR/2 BA DW, 3
BR1/ BA house, 2 BR/2 BA SW. 1st, last,
security. 352-486-2154 or 463-0456.

clear spring in backyard, Bell, Florida. 3
BR/2.5 BA, w/d hook-up, screened porch,
central heat/air, large yard, fenced, quiet
wooded area. $850/month. Available Au-
gust. 352-376-0080.

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ACREAGE FOR SALE: Bell, two 20-
acre parcels, one 30-acre parcel. Buy
separate or together. Abundant wildlife.
$5,500 per acre. 772-201-1115.

BELL: 42 acres with 2 mobile homes
and pole barn. Lots of deer and turkey,
$245,000. 772-201-1115.

For sale by owner, 10.7 acres, beautiful-
ly wooded, mature hard wood trees, home
site. cleared, 1.5 miles from Suwannee
River, high and dry, located in Gilchrist
County near Hart Springs, $110,000.00.
Call 46378605 if no answer leave mes-

1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.

Bud Abbiss
Licensed Real Estate Broker

P. 0. Box 8
Bell, FL 32619


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Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
for a 3 BR
HC apartment.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
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When in the Course of human
events, it becomes necessary
for one people to dissolve
the political bands which
have connected them with
another, and to assume among
the powers of the earth, the
separate and equal station
to which the Laws of Nature
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evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among
these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.

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Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate

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Smith & Associates

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Garrett Buz
Garrett Buzbee

Terri Anderson

vn.tI LUVELI 3 acre parcel
With 3BR/2BA MH. Features
Beautiful land, fenced yard, lil'
TLC, 960 sq ft, 1986 year.

LOI\EL'I % PAC. isP '.ii :BR 2 6B.A
Home on 5 acres. Features a rock
fireplace, lots of windows, formal
dining room, eat-in kitchen, large covered
deck and screened in porch.

home on .83 acre tract. Home is in like
new condition, has an attached carport, 24
x 30 detached garage with concrete floor,
large screened back porch & much more!

CUUNITRY LtHAM! 3/2.3 nome
on 9 acres. Features tongue & groove
pine walls, Cathedral ceilings, large
foyer & hallway, 2,730 sq. ft., extra
large laundry room.

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Features family-room,
Fireplace, kitchen offers abundance
Of cabinets & storage, walk-in closets
& garden tub, 2,280 sq. ft.

Lisa Baxter
Lisa Baxter

BRING THE ANIMALS! 2 for I! KREMUDELED inside & out!
Plenty room on this 19 acre parcel This 3/2 home on 7.31 acres features
With 2 homes. Both homes in superior 1,224 sq ft, close to schools, post office,
Condition with many extras! 30x40 steel not far from springs & river, a must see!
Building, 4 bay carport w/concrete slab.

Excellent conotion!! zntB /.5nsA,
.68 acre, 1435 sq ft, screened porch,
workshop, patio.
Call Terri Anderson

.11 ac Suwannee $295,000
.18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $18,500
.24 ac Trenton .$19,900
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.42 ac Trenton $30,000
.46 ac Bell $19,900
.58 ac Trenton $110,000
.70 ac Trenton $24,900
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000

1 ac Bell
1.01 ac Old Town
1.25 ac Fanning
1.80 ac Trenton
1.81 ac Trenton
1.81 ac Trenton
1.94 ac Trenton
2 ac Bell
2 ac Trenton
2.03 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton


3 ac Old Town $45,000
4 ac Chiefland $70,000
4.31 ac Bell $175,000
4.45 ac Bell $200,000
4.54 ac Trenton $130,000
'4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4,75 ac Trenton $79,900
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000
5 ac Bell $59,900

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Price Reduced! Country Charmer!
3BR/2BA, 1 acre, paved road, large
living room, French doors, patio. Call
Lisa Baxter 352-493-4200.

5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $85,000
5.26 ac Trenton $115,000
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
6.64 ac Gulf Hammock$139,000
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
8.18 ac Chiefland $105,000
8.80 ac High Springs $132,000

aT UNiiNU I S ouwainmec uRivci nuuimc
Features floor to ceiling windows,
Open kitchen, walk-in closets, over
Sized shower, trey ceilings, multi-level
Dock, 2 boat sheds, immaculate!

Beautiful new concrete block stucco
3BR/2BA home on 2 acres. Features
paved road, board fencing, 2500 sq ft,
bonus room, French doors, back patio.
Call Elaine Ewart, 352-542-1111.

9.24 ac Chiefland
9.62 ac Bell
9.63 ac Bell
9.63 ac Chiefland
9.65 ac Old Town
9.88 ac Chiefland

10 ac Trnon $4,0

10 ac Trenton
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Bell



LIKE NEW! 4BR/3BA spacious
MH in Bell. Features large living
& family, fireplace, walk-in closets,
2,356 sq ft, .91 acre, oversized rooms.

New Constructionl 3BR/2BA,
.34 acre, 1500 sq ft, metal roof,
hardi plank siding, laminate floors,
garden tub. Call Jon Reed 386-935-3738.

10 ac Bell $160,000
10.06 ac Old Town $120,000
10.8 ac higlis $175,000
14.85 ac High Springs, $222,750
14.97 ac Bell $131,250
20 ac Bell $160,000
20 ac Bell $255,000
20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $380,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
29.94 ac Bell $262,500

\\ \.M l [N'.'ITNG ..Ider i.:.nli 4.2
home well maintained w/comfortable
feel, wrap around porch, 2,245 sq.ft., 1.25
acre tract, 1 car attached carport. Call
Garrett Buzbee 352-318-4700.

Features new water filter, softener
system, Septic, 1.50 acres, 924 sq. ft.,
beautiful trees throughout. Call
Kimberly Baker 352-493-4200.
33.5 ac Trenton $502,500
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
80 ac Bell $800,000
.80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
105.08 ac Chiefland $1,044,750
120 ac Bell $1,200,000
152 ac Trenton $1,795,800
154 ac Bell $2,002,000
160 ac Trenton $2,400,000
160 ac Trenton $2,240,000




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Now Has a Service Van Available To

Handle Your Plumbing Needs.

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Master Plumber Accepting Major #CFC057595
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Why buy a home that is over-priced,
when you can have a brand new
1500 sq. ft. home on 5 gorgeous acres
for a fraction of what other builders are charging?

3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and
kitchen area, 9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the home,
ceramic tile, upgraded fixture package, (oak cabinets, Berber
carpet, hardi-board siding, too many extras to list... You pick
the colors of your new home!
Call for all the details.
Riverland Construction Services, LLC


Elaine Ewart

Jon Reed

Kimberly Baker

.90 ac Chiefland $27,900. 2.44 ac Old Town $37,500 5 ac Old Town $65,000 8.89 ac Chie 'lan 10 ac Chiefland
.94 ac Old Town $30,000 2.92 ac Old Town $29,500 5 ac Bell $69,900 9 ac Trenton $159,000 10 ac Bell $127,500 31.33 ac Chiefland $313,30
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SVL 12 and Under Allstar baseball team wins District 1 tournament in Jasper

By Todd Bryant
SVL's 12U Allstar baseball team
traveled to Jasper to compete in the
District 1 Allstar Tournament with
Live Oak, Lake City, Union County
and Hamilton County. SVL had won
the prior weekend at Mayo to get a
berth in the tournament.
SVL drew Union County for the
first game of the tournament. SVL
lost the coin toss and was the visit-
ing team. Union County (UC) started
their ace pitcher, Dalton Southerland,
a 6 foot tall, hard throwing right
hander that can intimidate most 12
year olds. However, SVL wasn't
running scared. In the first inning
Southerland walked two and struck
out one but didn't give up any runs.
In the bottom of the inning SVL
started Justin Crown on the mound.
Crown struck out the lead off but got
in trouble when he hit the next batter,
followed by a fielder's error, and then
walked Southerland intentionally.
SVL committed another infield error,
allowing a run to score, before Crown
struck out the next two batters.
SVL was playing extremely
tight and it was showing in the de-
fense. With the score 1-0 Souther-
land pitched to Jonathan Rowe who
reached on an error. Rowe moved to
second and third on pass balls, then
scored on a base hit bunt by Crown.
In the bottom of the second, UC led
off with a single but Crown was able
to strike out the next hitter and get out,
of the inning without giving up a run.
At the end of two the score was 1-1.
In the top of the third SVL sent seven
hitters to the plate. Smith led off with
a walk, Hunter Parrish walked, Smith
and Parrish stole the next base put-
ting runners at 2nd and 3rd, then Clif
Bryant hit a hot shot that was mis-
handled by the shortstop, allowing
Smith and Parrish to score. Hunter
Williams bunted Bryant over to 2nd
and Rowe scored Bryant with a hard
grounder that the UC first baseman
In the bottom of the third SVL put
Smith on the hill. Smith gave up two
walks, two hits, and two runs. The
score at the end of three was 4-3,

SVL. Southerland started the fourth
inning for UC. Ozie Parrish drew a
walk, moved to second on a pass ball
and Smith walked. Southerland was
fatigued after throwing 89 pitches
and had to be pulled after 3 1/3 in-
nings. Kite came in for UC and gave
up a single by Bryant that scored Par-
rish, making the score 5-3, SVL.
In the bottom of half of the fourth
SVL's Smith went to the hill again
but had to be replaced by Crown with
1 out and bases loaded. Crown got
the UC hitter to fly out to center for
the second out and the runner at third
scored. However, the UC runner
left third too early, Crown properly
appealed the play to the home plate
umpire, threw the ball to Hunter Wil-
liams at third, and the UC runner
was called out, nulifying the run and
leaving the score at the end of four
innings at 5-3. In the fifth Kite scat-
tered a walk by Crown and a single
by Ozie Parrish to end the SVL threat.
Crown answered Kite and shut down
the 3 UC batters he faced in the fifth.
At the end of 5 innings the score re-
mained 5-3, SVL. In the top of the
sixth Smith singled, moved to 2nd on
a Hunter Parrish sacrifice bunt, Bry-
ant walked, but SVL was not able to
capitalize and score. Leading 5-3
Crown took the mound once more in
the top of the sixth. He had thrown
54 pitches before the sixth inning.
UC's lead off hitter got on with a shot
past SVL's first baseman. He stole
second and third and was scored by
a bunt from the second hitter. SVL
tried to get the runner at home, was
unsuccessful and the bunter got to
first. The score was not 5-4.
The new runner was able to move
to second on a stolen base and to
third on a pass ball. The third batter
bunted to Crown who threw the run-
ner out at home for the first out. The
next two batters walked putting run-
ners on all three bases. SVL decided
to pull Crown and brought in Darren
Skawienski to shut down UC. Big
"D" got the next hitter to strike out
and the last hitter to pop up to SVL's
catcher, Clif Bryant. The score end-
ed 5-4 and SVL advanced to play

Hamilton County (HC). HC had got-
ten a bye in the first round for being
the host team. SVL and HC had met
twice in the District 1 Small League
Tournament with SVL winning both
The next game of the tournament
was between Live Oak and Lake
City. The two battled it out with Live
Oak scoring five runs in the sixth in-
ning to tie the game and send it into
extra innings. In the eighth inning
Live Oak hit a walk off home run to
win 14-13.
SVL was again the visiting team
against Hamilton County (HC) and
the SVL players came out swinging
in the top of the first inning. Smith
laid down a bunt for a hit. Hunter
Parrish walked. Bryant followed
with a bunt hit down third that scored
Smith. Skawienski bunted down first
for a hit that scored Parrish. Rowe
bunted down third for a hit. Crown
walked to push Bryant across home
plate. SVL's precision bunting had
demoralized HC and the score was
SVL started Skawienski on the hill.
In the first inning he faced four bat-
ters, striking out one and giving up
no hits. In the second inning SVL
scored when Hunter Parrish walked,
stole second, and Bryant drove him
in. Skawienski only faced three bat-
ters in the second and the score after
two innings was 4-0. SVL's batters
heated up and in the 3rd inning Jus-
tin Crown led off with a single. Kyle
Wiggins walked and Smith got a hit,
scoring Crown. Hunter Parrish laid
down a sacrifice bunt that scored
Wiggins and Clif Bryant singled in
SVL changed pitchers in the bottom
half of the 3rd and called on Hunter
Williams to throw strikes. Williams
faced four batters, gave up one bunt
hit and one run, but got three batters
to ground out and SVL was ahead 7-
1. In the fourth Skawienski led off
with a single, followed by a long,
2-run homer that went over the right
centerfield fence and into the trees
by Rowe, his 11th homer of the year.
Wiggins got on base due to an error,

stole second, and was scored by a
Stephen Smith single.
In the fourth Williams gave up no
hits, but two walks and an error cost
another run. However, SVL had put
the game out of reach. The score was
now 10-2, SVL. In the fifth SVL
hammered HC's pitching for ten
more runs. Bryant led the inning off
with a single and Williams followed
with a 2-run shot to left that easily
cleared the left field wall, his third
round tripper of the year. Skawienski
singled, Crown walked, Ozie Parrish
singled, Kyle Wiggins singled, Smith
singled and Hunter Parrish singled.
SVL had batted thru the line up when'
Bryant doubled, Williams singled,
and Skawienski walked.
In the bottom of the fifth Bryant
pitched and Rowe caught. Bryant
faced three batters and struck out the
final batter to end the inning and the
game due to the "mercy rule." The
final score was 20-2 and SVL had
advanced to the final of the winner's
bracket to play Live Oak on the sec-
ond day.
Union County then took on Lake
City. Union County squeezed out a
6-5 victory. Lake City was eliminat-
ed on the first day of the tournament.
SVL met Live Oak on the second
day. This game would determine who
would move on to play in the Cham-
pionship and who would have to play
in the loser's in order to continue.
SVL was the home team and started
Skawienski. He faced four batters,
struck out two, and gave up no runs.
Smith led off for SVL with a walk,
Bryant walked, Williams singled &
scored Smith, Skawienski ripped a
single to right to score Bryant, and
Rowe singled in Williams. After one
inning the score was in favor of SVL
3-0. In the second inning Skawien-
ski faced three more batters, getting
2 ground outs and a fly ball. In the
second inning SVL had the score
board smoking. Wiggins led off
with a walk, Smith walked, Hunter
Parrish singled Wiggins in, and then
Bryant hit a three run bomb over the
centerfield wall, his 11th of the year.
Williams got on, Skawienski pushed

Pictured front row left to right: Matthew Harrell, Bubba Harris, Ken-
dal Walters, River Burgess, Ozie Parrish, and Kyle Wiggins. A liddl.:
row: Hunter Parrish, Jonathan Rowe, Justin Crown, Clif Bryant, Ste-
phen Smith, Darren Skacien'-ki, and Hunter Williams. Back ter.:
Coaches John Rowe, Todd Bryant, and Roy Williams.

a perfect bunt past the pitcher, Rowe
singled, Hunter Parrish singled again,
and Bryant singled.
After the end of 2 innings the score
was 12-0. Smith took the mound in
the 3rd inning and faced three bat-
ters, striking out two. In the third
SVL picked up two more runs when
'Crown, Ozie Parrish, Wiggins and
Smith all singled in order. Williams
took the mound for SVL in the fourth,
facing five batters, striking out one
and giving up no runs. After the end
of 3 1/2 innings the score was 14-0
and the game was called due to the
"mercy rule."
In the other tournament games
Union County eliminated Hamilton
County, winning by a score of 8-7.
Union County then had to play Live
Oak. Live Oak won 7-5 and earned
the opportunity to advance and play.
SVL for the Championship.
SVL didn't have to use Crown on
the 2nd day of the tournament so he
was called on to pitch in the Cham-
pionship. He struggled in the first
inning, giving up two hits, a walk,
and a run. Skawienski was called
in to relieve Crown with the bases
loaded and one out. Skawienski got
a ground ball & a fly ball to get out
of the inning. SVL got their lead off
batter, Smith, on with a single, Hunt-
er Parrish laid down a sacrifice bunt
to move him over, but SVL's middle
hitters could not drive Smith in. At
the end of the first inning the score
was 1-0, Live Oak. In the second
. inning Skawienski shut down Live
Oak, striking out two and getting a

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fly ball. SVL got the scoring started
in the third and batted thru the lineup.
Skawienski singled, moved to 2nd on
a pass ball, but was thrown out steal-
ing third. Rowe singled, then Crown
hit his third homer of the season, a
long drive over the right center wall.
Ozie Parrish walked, Smith walked,
Hunter Parrish singled, and Br,.i,,
At the end of 2 innings, the score
was 3-1, SVL. Skawienski pitched
the 3rd and 4th innings, facing five
batters in the 3rd and three batters in
the 4th. Big "D" only gave up one
hit, one walk, and no runs. SVL
didn't score in the 3rd but got hot
in the fourth. Ozie Parrish walked,
Kyle Wiggins sacrifice bunted, Smith
bunted, Hunter Parrish singled, Bry-
ant singled, Williams was HBP,
Skawienski was HBP, and Rowe
SVL scored 5 making the -.c ore 8-1
after four innings. Crown returned to
pitch the fifth inning, faced five bat-
ters, but got out with no runs. In the
bottom of the order SVL scored two
more runs. Kendal Walters walked,
Smith walked, Hunter Parrish had an
RBI fielder's choice, Bryant singled
and Williams singled. In the top of
the 6th Crown gave up a single to the
first batter but he got the next hitter to
ground to Smith at shortstop. Smith
fired the ball to second where Hunter
Parrish moved the ball to Rowe at
first for a 6-4-3 double play. Crown
got the final batter to fly out and SVL
became the District 1 12U Champi-

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