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Gilchrist County schools earn $277,491 for outstanding academic performance
By Carrie A. Mizell
Trenton and Bell schools were'
among 1,612 Florida schools to re-
ceive state funding last week for aca-
demic achievement and improvement
during the 2006-2007 school year.
Trenton High School received
$81,840. Bell High School received
$73,224. Bell Elementary School re-
ceived $61,179 and Trenton Elemen-
tary School received $61,248.
"We are very proud of our teach-
ers and students as they continue to
work hard to meet standards," Assis-
tant Superintendent Dr. Jim Surrency
Statewide $129.3 million was
awarded to schools that achieved an
"A" based on the school grading cri-
teria or improved at least one grade
from the previous year, according
to Education Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg. Under the state's School
Recognition Program each school is
given $100 per student.
Neighboring school districts also
benefited financially from the School
Recognition Program. Levy County
was awarded $142,928 and Dixie
County was given $104,610. State-
Continued to page 18
Bell High School
Bell Elementary School
Trenton Elementary School
renovating jail facility
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commis-
sion listened intently as Lee Mills of
Mills Engineering and Greg Rivers
with TR Engineering LLC presented
a current assessment of the' present
condition of the Gilchrist County Jail
Mills explained the Jail was built
in 1967 and a wood truss metal roof
over was added covering the entire
building in 1998.
By Carrie A. Mizell
Nearly 200 door prizes will be
given away on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the
annual meeting of the members of
Central Florida Electric Cooperative,
Inc. at the Cooperative's Operation
Center located at 11350 NW Hwy
129 in Chiefland.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
and close at the end of the business
session. CFEC members who arrive
early for the meeting, will be enter-
tained by the The Pickerings, a tradi-
tional gospel group from Altamonte
Springs. The music will start at 8:30
CFEC President Tony Weeks, Gen-
eral Manager Mike Campbell and
Secretary/Treasurer Donnie Lane
will each present annual reports dur-
ing the business session at 10 a.m.
According to President Tony Weeks,
CFEC met its financial commitments
and was then able to return more
than $600,000 to members during
the 2006 fiscal year. Overall energy
sales for the cooperative increased
by 2.3 percent from 2005, Weeks ex-
Trustee election results will also be
announced during the business ses-
sion. According to CFEC officials,
the votes are in and CFEC members
will soon know if Kyle Quincy or
Loran Brookins will hold the District
4 trustee position, also up for grabs
is the District 6 trustee position. Gail
Asbell and Alan D. Mikell are both
seeking election to the District 6
In accordance with Article 4, Sec-
tion 4 of the Cooperative's Bylaws,
the Board of Trustees appointed
members Doyle M. Barden, Leo
Cason, James M. Jones, Patrick W.
Bell, Winton L. Heisler, J.P. Krewett,
Thomas Bryant, Emma Lou Janney,
Jimmie Swilley and Ernest Haile to
serve as the committee on nomina-
tions. The nominating committee met
on July 23 and nominated Quincy to
represent District 4, Asbell to repre-
sent District 6 and Randy Mikell to
represent District 8.
There was no challenger from Dis-
trict 8 so Randy Mikell will retain his
position as District 8 trustee.
The county commission hired Mills
to conduct a complete assessment of
the current condition of the Gilchrist
County Jail. The county engineer
hired TR Engineering LLC and Mill-
er-Slayton Architects, Inc. to conduct
a review to inspect all aspects of the
correctional facility. The jail facility
has been at and exceeding the maxi-
mum housing levels for inmates for
some time. The Board of County
Commissioners are currently review-
ing, repairing and renovating the
present facility instead of building a
new multi-million dollar facility.
Mills briefed the five-member
board on the report he presented for
The Gilchrist County Jail as origi-
nally constructed is generally in
an acceptable condition, according
to Mills. With the exception of the
structural roof-over, corrective ac-
tion is mainly limited to maintenance
items and this is to be expected given
the age of the building. The build-
ing structure is in sound condition,
Mills pointed out. The facility meets
the requirements of the 2003 Life
Safety Code with respect to safety of
the occupants in the event of a fire.
The plumbing and electrical systems
are functioning adequately, and the
HVAC systems are relatively new
and functioning adequately, the Mills
The majority of the issues and code
violations within the facility are re-
lated to the addition of the structural
roof-over, which consists of pre-en-
gineered wood trusses and metal
roofing. The majority of the hip jack
trusses are not properly fastened to
the masonry wall due to the hurricane
straps not being installed in the cor-
rect locations. Most of the hip jack
trusses are located, about 12 inches
away from the point of embedment
of the hurricane strap, thus allowing
the truss, roof structure to "lift" off of
the wall in high wind conditions. This
t\ pe of mo\ ement has been proven to
lead to failure of the entire roof struc-
ture, in storm events. The hip jack
trusses are also not properly fastened
to the supporting girder trusses.
Other problems % ith the attic space
of the roof-o-xer relate to the improp-
er endingg of the plumbing waste
stacks and smoke evacuation system,
as the) both tent into the attic space
rather than directly to the outdoors as
required by code. There are also vio-
lations of the electrical code related
to exposed wiring at junction boxes
and improper terminations.
Mills explained to the board that
the facility is not ADA compatible
and renovations to comply with this
code would have to be made.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.
asked Mills for an estimate of costs to
repair the jail facility.
"I am concerned with the type of
masonry in the wall material and if it
is fire retardant," Mills explained.
Greg Rivers representing TR Engi-
neering said, "I don't foresee the ma-
sonry block being a big issue."
Gilchrist County Sheriff David
Turner told the board that the leak-
ing plumbing pipes and fixtures in
the jail have often been repaired and
replaced. He went on to point out
that the old cast iron plumbing in the
structure needs to be replaced. He
also explained the old, electrical wir-
ing needs to be replaced.
Commissioner Tommy Langford
recommended the Commission give
,the jail facility review to the county's
Public Safety Committee to further
review to determine the problems
and costs involving the repairs of the
The board took action on Lang-
ford's request and the committee will
now review the jail reports and make
a recommendation back to the board
for necessary action.
Peanuts: A viable crop rotation for area farmers
By Carrie A. Mizell
The primary struggle for farmers
in Gilchrist County is the pressure
to find enough vacant land to ef-
fectively rotate crops, according to
Kelly Philman, land is being pur-
chased and developed at an alarm-
A longtime producer of corn,
beans, hay and sorghum, Philman
was looking for another crop to
add to his rotation six years ago
when he settled on a second dry
land crop, peanuts:
With a few inspirational point-
ers from longtime farmer Francis
Walker, Philman planted his first
100 acres of peanuts in 2001.
"Over the years, peanuts have
been good for me, Gilchrist County
and the tri-county area," Philman
said. "You hear a lot about water-
melons around here, but you don't
hear much about peanuts."
In March Philman began plant-
ing 3,300 acres of peanuts, mak-
ing him the largest peanut grower
.in the county, according to Marvin
Weaver,- extension agent for Gil-
christ County. By the end of May
Phi' Tn was finished'planting and
set about spra'i ing the peanuts ev-
er) 12 to 14 days to guard against
Throughout the grV(.'inC season5i. teaIut1s iare s.pryed ''every 12 to 14 daus to guard o against insects, rn-
gus and soil born disease's.
insects, fungus and soil born diseas-
"Growing peantim is Ner\ exciting.
There are a lot ot ch;ller,.g-.,. but it's
always exciting," Philmain said.
Thankfully the drought Florida has
Kelly Philman started harvesting peanuts in early September and
plans to be, finished within the next several weeks. Once picked,
many of the peanuts are transported to Georgia where they are sold
to Lance Snack Foods.
been experiencing has not adversely
effected the peanut crop. The rain de-
ficiency has just made it an average
,,ear. according to Philmran who said
Gilchrist County was blessed to get
some rainfall in the spring that helped
peanut growers as they planted the
"Forty-fie percent of my total
peanut acreage is under irrigation and
the rest is dry land," Philman said.
In early September Philman began
harvesting his peanuts. Once picked,
the peanuts were sold to North Flor-
ida Peanuts in Trenton or hauled to
Georgia where they were sold to
Lance Snack Foods.
One advantage of growing peanuts
is that a farmer can contract before
the peanuts are ever planted for a
guaranteed price once. they are har-
'ested which helps the farmer make
a plan early on, Philman explained..
Typically, Philman said he main-
tains 3500 pounds of peanuts per
acre. Once sold, peanuts bring in an
average of $400 per ton.
The price per ton has dropped sig-
nificantly over the last few years, ac-
cording to Weaver.
, "A farmer used to get $600 per
ton for quota peanuts, but :heN just
can't get that anymoree" Wea er
said. "At one time peanuts .%ere an
allotted crop. Back then only 600
to 1000 acres were being grown
here in the county, but once the
government program dissolved
and peanut grove. er, went to a con-
tract basis the amount of peanuts
being grown in the county grew to
Philman agreed saying, "Over the
last five years there has been over a
100 percent mark up in production
costs. The price per ton has gone
down. Farm fuel has gone up from
$1 to $2.50 per gallon and land to
grow on is hard to find. That's why
you have to have volume."
Like with any other crop, Phil-
man said that to be successful in
agriculture in the tri-county area
one has to be surrounded by good
; "I attribute my success as a
farmer to God, family and John
Deere," Philman said.
Annual Lupus Benefit to
be Oct. 6 at Otter S rings
The third annual Lupus Benefit is
planned for Saturday, October 6 at
Otter Springs. The benefit will begin
at 6 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. This
year's benefit is in honor of Dina
Roberts Wasson and her cousin Jim
Hodge, both of whom died after bat-
tling Lupus. Dina passed away in Oc-
tober 2004 and Jim passed away in
Admission tickets at the Spring-
Dina Roberts Wasson
house are $10 for adults and $5 for
children under 10 at the door.
A home cooked meal including
pork, chicken and baked ham will be
served at 6 p.m.
There will be no charge at the Otter.
The master of ceremony for the
evening will be Julie McMillan
Thomas. Julie and Dina were class-
Continued to page 18
Initial weigh-in for fat steers will
be held Saturday morning
The initial weigh-in for the fat The Suwannee River Fair grounds
steers will be held on Saturday, Oc- are located on U.S. 19 in Fanning
tober 6 from 7 to 10 a.m. Springs. The 2008 Suwannee River
A mock steer show will be held fair will be held March 6 through
immediately following the weigh-in 8, March 15, and March 28 through
for any of the exhibitors who wish to April 2, 2008.
President Roy Wilson is shown presenting Donald Asbury of north-
west Gilchrist County with a handmade wooden tray. Mr. Wilson
makes and donates one of these trays each year for a door prize.
Local Farm Bureau meeting
draws large crowd of members
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Farm Bureau members from
throughout Gilchrist County spent
a pleasant evening last week while
attending the annual Farm Bureau
meeting. The event was held on
Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Trenton El-
ementary School cafeteria.
Members in attendance enjoyed
a barbecue dinner with all the trim-
mings. Everyone also had an oppor-
tunity to enjoy many homemade des-
serts which the members provided.
Gilchrist -County Farm Bureau
President Roy Wilson discussed sev-
eral of the current topics that Farm
Bureau members will need to con-
sider in the future.
Several lucky door prize winners
took home Florida Farm Bureau
product which included honey and
Mr. Frank Colson announced the
new Gilchrist County Farm Bureau
board members: Jim Jones, Clyde
Townsend, Rich and Lori Watson,
and David Mikell. The board mem-
bers will serve a two-year term.
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2006-2007 School Recognition Program.Earnings
n otnerT High School $8 1 .840
GIT CHRIST COT TNTY JOURNAL
Fall brings flourishing persimmons for one local grower
By Carrie A. Mizell
Growing an orchard of luscious
Chinese persimmons in Florida's
sandy soil wasn't the direction Carl
Myers envisioned his life taking. A
Kansas native, Myers was raised on a
wheat and cattle farm and knew very
little about persimmons certainly not
enough to grow and ship the fleshy
fruit all over the United States.
A stint in the Navy in the early
1950s brought Myers to a Jackson-
ville naval base where he lived from
1951-1952, before returning to Kan-
sas. Memories of Florida's lush land-
scape brought Myers back to Florida
to live in Sumter County from 1958
to 1965, but again Myers decided to
return to the extreme climate and flat
terrain of his home state.
In June 1981 Myers and his wife,
Alicia finally settled on Levy County,
and purchased 400 acres not far from
the Gilchrist County line. His early
attempts at farming the property
proved unsuccessful, so he decided
to sell all but 43 acres.
In the fall of 1990, Myers was in-
vited to a local fruit growers meeting
at Jim Mercer's home south of Chief-
"I don't know exactly how it hap-
pened, but I got the bug to grow per-
simmons right then and there," My-
He began gathering seeds from na-
tive persimmons, while also using
Carl Myers proudly displays persimmons growing in his orchard.
root stalks and grafting techniques to
propagate his persimmons.
In 1992 Myers set out 500 trees in
the orchard behind his home. Today
between 200 and 300 fuyu persim-
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mons remain from the first planting.
The persimmon trees, which bloom
in the spring, come into the fruit sea-
son between October and December,
according to Myers.
"I've already picked a good hand-
ful this year," Myers said.
Not only does Myers put a sign out
in front of his home each fall adver-
tising the sale of persimmons to lo-
cals and travelers along CR 349, he
also ships several thousand pounds
of persimmons in 30 pound boxes to
.customers all over the country.
A valuable contact within the ori-
ental market was made while Myers
was visiting his daughter in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee. While having din-
ner at The Apple Barn Cider Mill &
General Store in nearby Sevierville,
Myers met the couple who owns the
"The man was from the Middle
East and his wife was from Japan,"
Myers explained. "I was admiring
their apples and they were interested
in persimmons. She had contacts
within the Japanese community that
have become good customers."
Myers sells the persimmons, which
are grown chemical free, for $1.25
For more information, or to order
Carl Myers' persimmons, call (352)
Resident asks that dangerous
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
.Reach into yowr bag of
i4 loween, tricks uwic pAl
o0t spooky story!
The Gilchrist County Journal will hold a spooky stories contest with
three winning entries to be published in the Journal's Halloween issue,
Children ages 5 to 10 are encouraged to study the Halloween picture
above and write a haunting tale about what's happening in the picture. The
spooky story can be funny or filled with spine-tingling excitement, but no
blood or gory details please. Entries should be no more than 300 words.
Deadline to enter is noon on Friday, Oct. 17. Drop entries by the Jour-
nal office or send entries to Carrie A. Mizell at email@example.com
or.mail to 207 N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693. Please include the child's
name, town in which he/she lives, age and phone number.
Three lucky winners will not only get to see their entry in print, but they
will also receive a bucket of Halloween candy for submitting the spooki-
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By John M. Ayers
Alan Travis, a resident of Gilchrist
County, addressed the Gilchrist
County Commission on Monday re-
garding a dangerous intersection.
"I would like for the commission
to conduct a study or consider chang-
ing the CR 341 and CR 344 intersec-
tion as well as CR 341 and CR 232
west intersection to become 4-way
stop intersections," Travis said.
"I am not sure that a 4-way stop in-
tersection is the best way to correct
this problem," Commission Chair-
man Randy Durden responded.
"People are choosing to drive
through stop signs without stopping,"
County Administrator Ron McQueen
told the board and those attending.
"This is not a traffic problem, it is a
people- problem, how do you make
people be responsible for their actions
once they get behind the wheel?"
The County Administrator ex-
plained to the board that CR 341 is
a major north-south collector route
which allows a large volume of traf-
fic to travel south to SR 26 along this
newly paved road from the north-
ern portion of Gilchrist County. CR
341 connects CR 340 south to SR
26. Along this route the north-south
bound highway intersects with sever-
al traffic routes that move large vol-
umes of traffic to US 129 in Gilchrist
The board discussed the history of
the two intersections and the fatalities
that have occurred involving vehicles
driving through the stop signs.
Travis explained that the accident
that occurred Saturday morning,
Sept. 22, and several situations that
had recently occurred could have dis-
tracted the driver who was killed. He
pointed out to the board that rumble
strips that were formerly on the high-
way approaching the intersection
have not been replaced.
Gilchrist County Transportation
Assistant Supervisor Billy Cannon
told the commission that Monday
morning he observed a Ford Ranger
pickup drive through a 4-way stop in-
tersection at CR 344 and CR 307. He
also said that the contractor would put
the rumble strips on CR 344 when the
asphalt cures. The strips identified
will be added to the highway iiiin
.Continued to page 18
Ormer renon coac aces
additional char g es
By Carrie A. Mizell
A former Trenton High School
coach was arrested last Tuesday in
Enterprise, Alabama on a sex charge
like the charges he was arrested for
in Levy County last month, after the
same alleged victim told police that
the pair had engaged in sexual inter-
course while the alleged victim was
on a visit to Alabama in December
After conferring with the District
Attorney's Office, a warrant charg-
ing Guy Bubba Nall, 39, with Incest
was obtained by investigators with
the Enterprise Police Department
last Monday afternoon, according to
Captain Mike Lolley of the Enter-
prise Police Department. On Tues-
day afternoon Nall turned himself in
and was charged with one count of
Incest, a Class C felony, which car-
ries a prison term of one to ten years
if convicted. Nail's bond was set at
'"Pri"& to his arrest last week, Nail
was arrested by Levy County Sher-
iff's Office investigators on Sept. 7
on charges of capital sexual battery
on a victim under 12 years old and
three counts of sexual battery on a
child between the ages of 12 and 18,
all of which allegedly occurred be-
tween 2000 and 2006. Nall was ar-
rested in a restaurant parking lot in
Chiefland. He was held at the Levy
County Jail overnight before he post-
ed a $175,000 bond.
Nail was a teacher, varsity baseball
coach and assistant football coach at
Trenton High School from 1998 until
2003. He left THS to coach at Chief-
land High School in 2003, where he
remained until 2005. In 2005 he was
hired as an assistant football -coach
and driver's education teacher at En-
terprise High School.
According- to Enterprise City
School Superintendent Dr. Jim Re-
ese, Nall is currently on administra-
tive leave with pay pending the out-
come of the inte.iilg.a on.
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Letters to the Editor
Jr. and his uncle, Sgt. Joe Hudson, in
Letter to the Editor
Patsy Avery of Bell stopped by the
Journal this week to share the follow-
ing letter with the readers. The letter
is from her son, Joe Hudson.
Just another day in paradise. Sat-
urday, not that you would know it if
you didn't look at a calendar. About
thirty days into this trip with less than
forty days to go, hopefully. If I had
even considered complaining about
this deployment, that thought was
replaced this morning as I waited for
my bus. I talked to two young sol-
diers here, carrying only what they
wore on their backs. They were run-
ning convoy support (one of the more
dangerous jobs here in Iraq) and the
load they came here to pick up won't
be ready for two days. So they have
a chance to experience the lavish
luxury of LSA Anaconda (this is the
Army side of our base). And they
were happy, nearly giddy. We have
a stocked PX, we have hot and cold
running water, we have excellent hot
meals, we have bus routes and a rec-
reation tent. And they were happy
to be here. I said it again because I
wanted it to sink in, to you... and to
me. Of course we still get shot at, this
is still Iraq, and the neighbors aren't
exactly thrilled to have us here. But,
I remembered a verse as I sat there
talking to'these young men, and I say
men because at 19 they have seen and
experienced more difficult situations
than most "grown men" will see in
Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.
So I make my best effort to be pos-
itive, do myjob, try to keep every-
ne ontment-c-ad .mov.ing--in the right
Tid Tbls Fo* TeS
fo te othoft
Thu 2.131 ft.
Oct 4, 07 2:04 AM
Fri 2.017 ft.
Oct 5, 07 3:55 AM
Sat 2.571 ft. 1.656 ft.
Oct 6, 07 12:06 AM 5:26 AM
Sun 2.781 ft. 1.210 ft.
Oct 7, 07 12:36 AM 6:27 AM
Mon 2.985 ft. 0.790 ft.
Oct 8, 07 1:01 AM 7:13 AM
Tue 3.164 ft. 0.442 ft.
Oct 9, 07 1:24 AM 7:52 AM
Oct 10, 07 1:46 AM
Meet Your Neighbor0
Name: Lois Scott
Lives: in Trenton
Family: Thomas, husband, Blackie .
and T.J. "
Works: at Suwannee Valley Quilt .i;
Likes about your job: I enjoy
meeting new people and seeing old
Dislikes about your job: Too much
Greatest Accomplishment: Play- -
ing the piano at church since I was
12 years old.
Hobbies: Gardening, quilting, and
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? Gilchrist Coun- -
ty is a small, friendly community. hold on October 26-27.
Favorite food: Bread. Future Plans: I am happy doing
Favorite book/movie: Quilting what I am now doing and have no
books and music books. plans to change.
Upcoming event you are excited What is something that not many
about: The upcoming quilt show people know about you? That I
that the Springhouse Quilters will am shy.
direction. And take everyone home ..
safe and sound when our part of this 1
mission is done. They have a saying Letter to the Editor The deputy went to his patrol car and
here, "Don't count thedays,makethe got a larger revolver and stepped into
days count." I think that could apply I was driving South on Interstate 75 the boat. They headed upriver with
to anyone, anywhere, but it is espe- this week when I passed by a Florida this large deputy standing in the boat
cially pertinent here. So when you Highway patrolman, driving at a high like George Washington crossing the
say your prayers tonight remember rate of speed going to an emergency. Delaware, and like the Mounties they
me, and the 150, 000 other people When I got just South of the Orange always get their man.
here that are exactly like me, doing Lake exit I noticed a stopped car sur- The point is there are many brave
what they signed up to do, and not rounded by four highway patrolmen. en, but it does not take all these
for the most part complaining about This person must have been a really men for one job, costing the taxpay-
it. And do your best to do the same. "bad" person! ers an arm and a leg in the process.
I meet a lot of different people here, Sometime back I was driving South Sincerely,
especially if I take a trip through or on Interstate 75 just South of Gaines- Clyde S. Forbes
volunteer at the hospital. And I catch ville when two Alachua County dep- Trenton
20 minutes of CNN news everyday duties went past me at a high rate of
when I eat my evening meal. And the speed. I was surprised to see a corn-
two pictures could not be any.differ- bination of eight highway patrol and
ent. Yes, this is a war, and yes, it is deputy cars.surrounding one lone car. Suwannee Valley
uglyshow up to apply to be members ofntue This must have been a really really Humane Society's 22nd
to show up to apply to be members of bad person
the police and the Army. And the ter- perso Annual Pet Show
rorists continue to blow themselves, The point I am trying to make is Join us for pet contests and other
and the Iraqi citizens up at these why do we need all this expense in fun activities on Saturday, October
posts. And the Iraqi people continue order, to protect the people? What 20th, in the Suwannee County Coli-
to come, I think that speaks volumes happened to the brave man that once seum at the Live Oak Fairgrounds.
towards what is really going on here. protected the people without costing Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and
.So, like I always say, "I won't try a small fortune supported by the tax contests begin at 11:00 a.m.
to change your mind, if you don't try payers? There are 31 fun contests in which
to change mine." But the continued Maybe the Alachua County Sher- to enter dogs and cats at only $1.00
bombardment of negative news at iffs and the Florida Highway patrol each. Win ribbons and be eligible for
home can get through to you. I know should take lessons from the City of "Best in Show" trophies. Even if you
for sure because they almost got to Ocala and Gilchrist County? don't have a pet to bring, come and
me. But I am here in Iraq for the sec- The week before, the Ocala po-` enjoy the show.
ond time, my seventh trip to the Mid- lice had to work a bomb threat at the There will be refreshments and
die East, and I've never been more Greyhound Bus Depot. I saw three bake sale items reasonably priced,
sure, that however bad this is, I am in police officers and two Department super raffles and shelter dogs and
the right place, doing the right thing of Corrections officers working this cats available for adoption.
and trying for the most part therewith emergency. There were many people Need more info or want to become
to be content. to watch and a lot of suitcases and a show sponsor?, Call 1(866)236-
Please forward as you see fit, espe- bags to scan. It only took five indi- 7812 toll free or 97,-9904 local. Our
cially to those who may be confused viduals to handle this delicate situa- shelter is open from 10:00 a.m. to
as to why we are still here.... tion. 2:00 p.m., Tuesday.thru Saturday.
Sgt. Joe Hudson Another case occurred in Gilchrist Pets mUsf be'o irledah'ofr fil dai-
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a call in our office that there was a responsible for the actions of their
strange acting man at the railroad pets.
bridge near Old Town. I called the-
SSSheriff's office and drove out to the
bridge where I was met by two depu- American Legion,
ties and the two men who reported Autumn Danceand
High Low High the strange individual. The stranger Autumn Dance and
3.101 ft. 0.576 ft. 2.376 ft. wasn't in the area but shortly after- Dinner
7:57 AM 4:28 PM 11:25 PM wards aboatcamne up,the river and the The American Legion Post 383 at
3.018 ft. 0.547 ft. two men, that reported the stranger, Old Town is sponsoring an Autumn
9:46 AM 5:41 PM looked at the boat and shouted "there Dance with pork dinner on Sunday
3.109 ft. 0.516 ft. he is in that boat heading up the riv- afternoon, October 7th, beginning at
11:15 AM 6:32 PM er!" The man disappeared around the 4 p.m. The proceeds from this din-
3.236 ft. 0.538 ft. bend. Another boat appeared headed ner dance will go toward helping our
12:18 PM 7:10.PM South with a man, woman and child. Veterans everywhere. We are send-
3.323 ft. 0.621 ft. The deputy ordered the boat to shore ing care packages to relatives of our
1:07 PMf 7:42 PMf and instructed the man that he was Veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan this
1:07 PM 7:42 PM taking his boat and for the woman week. We want to thank Cross City
3.347 ft. 0.749 ft. and child to get out. The man said he Dental for donating tooth brushes for
1:49 PM 8:10 PM wasn't going without a gun, so the our Veterans. Continue to pray for
3.317 ft. 0.907 ft. deputy pulled his service revolver our Veterans everywhere and their
2:27 PM 8:37 PM out and handed it to the boat owner. families.
For God and Country,
Homosexuality Is Not A Marriage It Is Lust!
MAR'RIAGE, n. The act of uniting a man and
woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and
woman for life. [Webster] Marriage is defined as an
action taking by two people. What the modem world has
decided to change is the definition of whom those two
people are. In defining marriage, the homosexual
community has sought to redefine the mean of
"marriage" to allow them to continue in the immorality of
which they are a part. The age of new thinking is nothing
more than redefining ideals to fit an immoral lifestyle.
What they are seeking to do is not to define marriage but
rather make the meaning of marriage fit what they want
to do. I wonder how well that would fit into other areas of
Charles Manson would probably like, to redefine what
murder is as only a means of sharing ones view of life
without regard to death. That way he would not be in
prison and he could kill whomever he chose. Adolph
Hitler perfected the art of changing the meanings of
words to kill the millions. If homosexuals can change
what marriage means then we should change what
immorality means. This would allow the pedophiles to
continue in their actions because what they are doing is
no longer immoral they were born that way. We could
change the meanings of any words that do not fit our
particular lifestyle so we would not feel guilt for the sin
we commit. That brings us to the final thought what is
the meaning of sin anymore?
The real message that homosexuals are sending in their
head long rush to secure marriage rights is to change the
meaning of basic words so they can have their rights to
each other. Of course the whole thing is unintelligent or
as we are used to saying stupid. I wonder where the
homosexuals would be without parents you know, a
man and a woman. A man and woman brought them into
the world and yet they think they can be parents as man
and man and woman and woman. Is that stupid or
God defines this problem in Romans 1 where it says,
"Their women exchanged' natural relations for
unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural
relations with women and were consumed with passion
for one another, men committing shameless acts with
men and receiving in their own persons the due
penalty for their error." (Romans 1:26,27) The real
problem with homosexuals is they are atheists. I mean
that in the purest sense! An atheist does not believe in
God. The really stupid thing is that homosexuals "stand
before God" to be married and they mock His Holy
name by their own actions of passions.
Homosexuality is not a marriage it is lust!
Justifying it as marriage makes as much sense as
justifying murderers, pedophiles, rapists, liars, iddlaters
and such like (Revelation 21:8). It will not be long
before these things are legalized also. God will set the
record straight one day. "Let marriage be held in honor
among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for
God will judge the immoral and adulterous (Hebrews
13:4). Our world is calling light as dark and evil as good
(Isaiah 5:20) but God's words will not change. The bed
of marriage is in honor when a man and woman are
joined together. That will never change.
Homosexuality is the unnatural passion of men and
women who have rejected the Creator and the will of
Jesus Christ. We must pray for their souls to be turned
to the Way, the Truth and the only Life afforded men
(John 14:6). We must also stand firm on the conviction
that God's Word is true and reject all actions of those
who seek to destroy marriage.
Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
By Cindy Jo Ayers
The media is always clamoring them on Tuesday, October 30, from
about one thing and another. Well it 7 to 8:30 p.m.
seems that Halloween offends some On Monday afternoon while I was
folks and they are making a push to pulling weeds out of a flower bed my
stop it altogether. Boy, that would sweet neighbor Laura Brown and
be a shame because some of my best her two children Alex and Alaura
memories are of our children dress- stopped by for a visit. The first thing
ing up for Halloween. Alex who is four told me was that
I gladly admit that my creativity he is dressing up like a penguin for
always went further than my sewing Halloween. Alaura will be trick-or-
ability when my children were small. treating decked out as a duck. After
The Sewing Ladies aka Mizpah and the children and Laura left I couldn't
Peggy came to my rescue many help but smile thinking what a spe-
times. The Sewing Ladies made cial time this is for their family. What
clown outfits, a cheerleader uniform, a fun time they will have dressed up
and a Davy Crockett costume for our as a penguin and duck.
children. Nah, there is not too much wrong
I can still see J. now at about age with Halloween as far as I'm con-
6, decked out in his all time favorite cemed; it's just a good time to make
Davy Crockett suit. He was Davy some special memories that will last
from the coon skin hat on the top of a life time.
his head to the moccasins on his feet.
He carried his Red Rider BB gun
which was thankfully empty of BBs
at the time. One Halloween when (a/ (ae
Carrie was three or four she dressed 1-1/4 cups boiling water
up like a China doll. Her aunt had 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
visited China and sent her the sweet- 1/2 cup softened butter
est little red oriental outfit which she 1 cup brown sugar
wore while carrying her paper para- 1 cup white sugar
sol. I tried in vain to make her big 2 eggs
round blue eyes look just a little ori- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
ental with eyeliner but it didn't work. 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
In my minds eye I can still picture 1 teaspoon cinnamon
her, she was cute as a button. Pour water over oatmeal. Add but-
What fun times we had visiting ter. Let sit for 20 minutes. Beat sug-
the homes of a few close family and ars, eggs, and vanilla together. Add
friends. I remember the kids hop- flour and cinnamon. Mix in oatmeal,
ping out of the truck and running to Beat well. Pour into 9x13 pan and
the front door to yell trick-or-treat. bake in preheated 350 degree oven
Roger and Connie Pittman lived for 30 minutes, or until sides of cake
in town back then and they always pull away from pan.
made a huge deal of Halloween and Topping
my children could not wait to get to 1/2 cup melted butter,
their house to see what decorations 1 cup brown sugar
they had. 1 egg
Nowadays, NE 7th Street in Tren- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
ton is the happening place for Hal- 1 cup coconut,
loweenr. The staff and residents atAy- 1 cup chopped pecans
ers Health and Rehabilitatiolr Center Mix all ingredients together. Spread
'o all out f i the e-.ent each ear The on hot cake and place under oven
theme this year is Old Time Nlo\ ie broiler untilgt broi'.\r. i'afch
- S thi TTi< residents wi'V bI rli ifig' X eTlosely' triatberbtlYMr r-'
forward to children trick-or-treating
By Lauren Rudd
self be unduly swayed by either the
unbridled market euphoria or nega-
tivism that often accompanies earn-
ings announcements. Investing by
means of a rear view mirror can be
deadly, especially if you dance along
with the crowd for no other reason
than to join in.
The critical issue is not what a
specific company did last quarter, or
what the Dow might or might not do
on any particular day. What is im-
portant is what you can realistically
expect of.a specific company going
forward 6:to 12 months.
Although companies have been
known to exaggerate, waffle or dance
around the issue of future guid-
ance, a company's future outlook is
where you need to concentrate your
research. An excellent example of a
stalwart investment candidate with a
strong future, and one that plays well
to the theme of investing in compa-
nies you know is Staples.
A year ago my earnings estimate
for fiscal year 2006 was $1.28 per
share. Staples hit my 2006 projection
to the penny. Given the multiple or P/
E back then of 21, the shares should
now be trading at about $27. Unfor-
tunately, the multiple has declined to
about 15.6 as some of the Street's en-
thusiasm for retail wears thin. So what
kind of a future does Staples have?
Looking at the most recent earnings
release, Staples recently reported that
for the second quarter ended August
4, sales increased 11 percent to $4.3
billion, when compared to a year ago.
Net income rose 11 percent, year over
year, to $179 million, while earnings
per share increased 14 percent to 25
cents. So much for history, it is the
future we are interested in.
The intrinsic value of the shares
going forward on a discounted earn-
ings basis, using an 11 percent dis-
count rate and an earnings growth
rate of 15 percent, is $52. The more
conservative free cash flow to the
firm approach, with the same earn-
ings growth rate, yields an intrinsic
value of $43.
My 2007 earnings estimate is $1.43
for fiscal 2007 and $1.70 for 2008,
with a 12 month target share price
of $24.25 will bring you an annual
gain of 13 percent. Add in the 1.29
percent dividend yield and you have
no tricks, just a nice treat.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.
publicity once again, that time of0 me year
iristians when trees display their fall colors
and pumpkins debut as pumpkin pie.
rS It is also the most dreaded month in
the annals of investing, the month of
Does October really deserve its rot-
ten reputation? There is some justifi-
Ilion cation for the bad rap, given the great
Crash of 1929, although historically
September is a worse month for Wall
More recent, but still only history
book material for most of those cur-
rently working on Wall Street today,
is the 508-point crash on October 19,
1987, which represented a 23 percent
decline of the Dow Jones industrial
average and resulted in the initiation
of this column. Of course, we cannot
forget the relatively minor "October
massacres" of 1978, 1979, 1989 and
And then there is the "September
Theory," which says that September's
market performance is the reverse of
what we can expect in October. The
September performance of the Dow
has been a gain of about two percent
so theoretically that does not bode
well for October.
However, I recommend that you
million view October's reputation in the same
light as those ghosts and goblins'that
will come knocking on your door on
Halloween. At the same time, keep in
mind that Wall Street is an inherently
forward-looking animal. In econom-
ics we call it a leading indicator.
However, if Wall Street is anything it
is fickle and sentiment on Wall Street
can reverse in the blink of an eye.
I mention this only because we are
entering another earnings season and
good or bad, right or wrong, Wall
Street is going to react and during
earnings season those reactions are
Nonetheless, quarterly earnings are
still ancient history. Do not let your-
Yes, October is nearly upon us
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
Pan Fou -JC S CONT-JURA
J'-Coui4 Cetude 9Jent
Dr. Harold Hunter
The much awaited Tri-County
Crusade Revival will get started this
Sunday evening October 7th begin-
ning at 7 p.m. and will run through
Thursday, October 11th. 'The revival
will be held just north of Chiefland
on the east side of US 19/98 and
will be under a massive tent, called
a "canvas cathedral," with ample
seating for everyone. The public is
cordially invited to attend this soul
Leading the crusade will be well-
known evangelist Dr. Harold Hunt-
er. Many will remember Dr. Hunter
as the evangelist who led the spirit
filled revival in Old Town a number
of years ago.
For those attendees with small.
children, a nursery will be provided
by Hardee Town Baptist Church.
Special music will be provided
each night by Sonny and Dana
Stroud along with a choir made up
of local church choir members. In
addition, local talent Jonathan Sher-
rill will sing one of his hit singles
on Wednesday, student emphasis
Mark your calendar now for this
special event. There will be plenty
of lighted parking for your conve-
nience. Come and receive a Bless-
Bell Christmas Parade and Town Lighting
Ten, nine, eight; the count down
has already started. On December 1st
the town of Bell will sponsor its 27th
Annual Bell Christmas Parade.
Joining the parade again will be the
side streets arts and crafts sales.
The celebration kicks off early in
the morning when the vendors be-
gin to set up their wares, the music
cranks up, Santa sleighs his way into
the depot station, and the day offi-
If you haven't started to plan your
parade entry yet, then this is a great
day to get started. Begin with the
theme "A Storybook Christmas," the
possibilities are endless. Children's
books for example: Disney, Dr. Suess,
Mother Goose, Biblical, etc. Visit the
local library for more great ideas.
Also, the town of Bell will spon-
sor its 2nd Annual Town Lighting on
Saturday November 24th at the train
depot. The celebration will begin at 6
p.m. with a program of music and lite
refreshments. At around.6:30 p.m. the
Town of Bell will come aglow with
beautiful lights of the season. There
will be a Tree of Remembrance to
hang your ornaments on in honor of
your loved ones. Please join us as it
is a great way to start off the holiday
season with family and friends.
We would like to encourage the
businesses and residential homes
in the town of Bell to decorate and
then turn on their Christmas lights
on November 24th around 6:30 p.m.
The town of Bell will recognize and
award first, second and third place to
the best decorated.
Call for entry forms for the Christ-
mas Lighting or pickup at the town
hall. Keeping with the spirit of the
season, let's celebrate with "A Story-
book Christmas" for all to see as peo-
ple pass through and visit our town.
They will take with them memories
of a little town filled with the warmth
of hospitality and the spirit of Christ-
mas in their hearts.
If you or your organization is inter-
ested in entering the parade or having
a booth at our arts and crafts fair, stop
by ,the town hall or call 463-6288
and we will send you an application.
For questions or concerns call Susan
White at (386)935-4518.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"Coni,,Iitd to, li\ iiing and shin ithe 1et,Nigei' of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A -Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle -4632028
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Fall Festival at McCall
The free-food, free-fun Fall Fes-
tival at McCall's will start at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, October 6th, and
will continue until we are done.
This is an event for our entire
church-serving area. So come and
let the children play in the obstacle
course, listen to live music, sit and
relax for a while.
We are looking for people who
want to have good Christian fun. We
would like to meet our neighbors, we
would like to meet you.
Come for a moment, come for all
day, but just come. McCall's Chapel
is a United Methodist Church located
at 7755 South State Road 349. That is
one mile North of the Dixie County
line. Eight miles South of the intesec-
tion of 349 and U.S. 27. Or about 11
miles Northwest of Bell.
For more information call Pastor
Taylor at (386)935-0595. We will see
you on the 6th of October.
Fall Revival Services
The Fanning Springs Community
Church will have their Fall Revival
services on Sunday, October 7th in
the morning and evening, through
Wednesday evening, October 10th.
Services begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sun-
day morning and 7:00 p.m. each
evening. The featured speaker will
be Don Walton, Founder and Direc-
tor of Time For Truth Ministries in
Don Walton has served as pastor
at churches in Florida and his na-
tive Tennessee. Most recently he has
served as the Director of Missions for
the Pasco Baptist Association, an as-
sociation of Southern Baptist church-
es in West-Central Florida.
Don's popularity as a revivalist
and conference speaker has resulted
in hundreds of invitations to speak at
churches arid denominational meet-
Don is also the author of several
books and the founder of Press Wor-
thy Publishing, which is the publish-
ing arm of Time For Truth Ministries.
Don's books include: Praying in the
Harvest; How to Pray for the Lost;
The King of Hearts: The Simplicity
of Living in the Spirit.
For more information call 463-
26.02 or visit www.fanningspringscc.
Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church Fall Festival
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church would
like to invite everyone to a Fall Fes-
tival on Saturday, October 6, 2007
at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome,
please come and join us for food, fun
and games for all.
Mt. Horeb Baptist Churcl, is lo-
cated on County Road 340, one mile
West Hwy 47.
St. Madeleine Catholic
"MAKE IT KNOWN!" with Rev.
Andre Patenaude, M.S. (aka Fr. Pat)
of the Our Lady of LaSalette Mis-
sionaries. Mark your calendars!
Father Pat will be at St. Madeleine
Catholic Church in High Springs on
November 3rd thru 7th for a beauti-
Father Pat is a priest who has made
music an integral part of his unique.
ministry of .healing and thousands
have experienced the healing touch
of his unique ministry. Lives are for-
ever changed spiritually, emotionally,
He has traveled to Germany where
he ministered to our wounded sol-
diers and he has touched the lives of
many in the United States, Europe,
a Everyone is invited to St. Mad-
eleine Catholic Church for a church
mission beginning with Father Pat
speaking at all Masses on Saturday
& Sunday, November 3rd and 4th.
The mission will be Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesday, November 5th,
6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m. with Mass,
Reconciliation and a Healing Service
on Tuesday evening. Come and wit-
ness this beautiful experience. Any-
one can view Father Pat's website at
Please feel free to contact the St.
Madeleine mission coordinator Jean-
nette Chapdelaine at (386)497-3179.
Ministries, Inc finishes
The congregation of Turning Point
Ministries, Inc., a non-deminational
gathering, is excited. Our new build-
ing will be ready for the first service
The building has been under con-
struction for a year and. is located at
16750 NW 60th Ave County Road
For further information regarding
the church and its ministry, please
call the church office at 493-8005
during regular business hours
Watch for our Grand Opening!
Annual Church Yard
Christian Fellowship Community
Church Compassionate Ministries
will hold their Annual Yard Sale on
October 5th and 6th from 8:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. between Trenton and Bell
on Hwy 129 North, next to the bus
National Life Chain,
Standing for the Unborn
On Sunday, October 7th from 2
p.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Bell High
School we will.-be having a Life
Chain. Life Chain is a time for prayer-
ful self-analysis, repentance, and a
serious commitment for helping end
abortion in our nation. ALL churches
and anyone interested in standing for
life be in front of the school by 2 p.m.
Please let us know if you are coming
by calling (386)935-3575.
Pastor Jimmy Corbin
Life Chain Director for Bell area
I Reunion I
THS Class of 1979
Annual Cook Out
SThe -Trenton. High School C i.
,ft 1979 ij holding its 3rd Annual',
Covered Dish Cook Out on Satur-
day, October 20th at 5:00 p.m. It will
be held at the home of Regina and
Edward Marsh in Cross City. Call
Holly at (352)339-0983 or Regina at
(352)498-5931 to RSVP.
Trenton Tigers 2007
. The 2007 Trenton High School
Class Reunion is set for October 20th
at 1 p.m. at the Elementary School
Cafeteria in Trenton. The committee
members are asking the alumni to call
and make their reservations today.
I A delicious meal is being prepared
and catered by a Trenton "home
grown" man. The menu will include
pork,'chicken, sausage, wild rice, po-
tato casserole, beans, creamed corn,
fruit salad, garden salad, rolls and
Please send $15.00 per person and
make checks payable to Diana Harri-
son, and mail to her at 4599 SW 90th
Ct., Bell, FL 32619-1935 or you can
pay at the door, however, they need
to know how many are coming. Just
call Diana at 463-2147 or e-mail her
at email@example.com. Hope to see
World War II Veterans
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to meet with us on Thursday,
October 11th at 11:30 a.m. at Billy-
Jack's Restaurant located on 143 E.
Noble Ave., Williston.
We had forty members with us in
September at Smokey's in Cross City.
The food and camaraderie were both
great. New members joining for the
first time were Horace and Helen
Brown of Archer, Neal Hubbard of
Trenton, Simon Bictela of Cross City
and Bob Wetzel of Old Town.
I'd like to take this opportunity to
thank all who wrote notes along with
their annual dues payment and all
who sent sympathy cards. It was good
to hear from all of you.
Come join your peers. If you have
any questions call Billie Cooper
(352)493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen
news happens, call
County Journal at
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Pictured is Rev. Ellis & Eloise Turner
Members and friends of First Bap-
tist Church of Trenton will celebrate
123 years on October 14, 2007.
The guest speaker will be Rev. El-
lis Turner. Rev. Turner, with his wife,
Eloise, has served as Director of Mis-
sions for Harmony Baptist Associa-
tion in 1967-71. They were appointed
home missionaries in 1971 and served
home missions in Western, N.Y., and
foreign missions in Europe. They re-
turned to Gilchrist County to retire.
After his retirement, Bro. Turner was
much in demand as an interim pas-
tor, including First Baptist of Trenton
in 1987-88 and Eloise served as the
church secretary. In 1996 he again
served as interim here. Bro. Turner
and Eloise will be well remembered
for their faithfulness and love of ser-
vice to the Lord and churches in this
area. We are honored to have them
with us again. They are now living
in the Retirement Village at Dowling
The special service will begin at
10 a.m. with special music, recogni-
tions, and worship. Dinner will be
served at the conclusion. Everyone
is extended a warm welcome to cel-
ebrate this special occasion with us.
Every child born into the world
is a new thought of God, an ever
fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
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
M.ornin-g \\'or-.iip 11 am
Eveniirin \X('~-hip .... ..............6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult D ibl rudy. 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32o93
Bro. Greg Douglas,-Pastor
Bro. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday School/Bible Study..................9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service.................... 10:30 AM
Children's Church:.............. ................ 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..........7:00 PM
AWANA................................... .... 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services ~
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH (sso
6259 $S.E. 75TH AVENUE -,NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES :
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 7 PM
PASTOR: TRAVI$ MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
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 Worshipp...... ............. 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
"Embracing the Past and Reachinmg Toward the Future."
Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
D!HNAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
You Are Invited To Attend A
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Bethel Church of Christ
2.5 miles west of Bell on CR-313
October 7-12, 2007
7:30 pm each night
Sunday 11:00 am and 7:30 pm
Speaker will be John Zellner
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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Please join us in honoring our
parents, David and Margie Mikell,
in celebration of their 50th wed-
ding anniversary on'Sunday, Octo-
ber 7, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at the Gilchrist Club Suwannee
They have managed to survive
a half century of ups and downs to-
gether. Over that period of time they
have built a legacy that cannot be
measured in material possessions,
but rather thru the many lives they
have touched over the years by their
example of how they have lived out
their lives as husband, wife, dad and
The directions to the lodge are:
from Trenton go 4.3 miles NE from
SR 129 on SR 47. Look for the en-
trance to the Gilchrist Club on the left
(black wood fence, stone pillars, and.
black iron gate). Proceed thru the
gate approx 2.7 miles to the clubs
Lakeside Lodge on.the right.
No Gifts Please
Craig, Judy,Tyler and Cory
Jeffrey, Dawn, Gabby and Kyle
Kristan Marie Vangansbeke and
Shawn Joseph Prill, both of Trenton,
would like to announce their upcom-
ing wedding. The ceremony will be
held at the Gilchrist Woman's Club,
on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 5:00
p.m. The reception will immediately
follow the ceremony.
Kristan is the daughter of Chris-
topher Mckenzier and Kathy Van-
gansbeke both of Ocala. Kristan is a
2003 graduate of North Marion High
School in Ocala.
Shawh is the son of Frank and Myra
Prill of Trenton. Shawn is a 1997
graduate of Trenton High School.
Assembly of God
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Evening Worship 6 pmPastor:
Wednesday Night Service & Pastor:
"The Place" (Youth) 7 pm Don & Jerri Lunsford
9:30 am Sunday School' -
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
Nursery provided 9-12 Sunday Morning
203 N.E. Second Street, Trenton
Office: 463-2877 Rev. H.D. "Hank" Cribb, Sr.
Trenton Community Nazarene Church
(2 miles west oof traffic light on SR-2-6)
10:50 a.m. Sunda!j Worship Service,
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors hip Service
4+6-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich J
Susan W. Marney, LLC
Tax Preparation QuickBooks
S New Changes to
Bethel Baptist Cemetery
If you need a grave site please review following:
* Call church office 352-463-2028 between
* Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or if there is no answer call one
of the following. church members:
Larry Bachle, Mae Beckelheimer, JM. Everett,
Midge Everett, Brandon Pridgeon, Doyle Pridgeon,
Cindy Renfroe or Duane Spears
* Please do not permit diggers to begin without approval
from the church
*The State of Florida requires that a vault be used
for all caskets
* Church and Cemetery are located at
7070 S.W. CR-334-A, Trenton
(2 miles North of SR-26)
* $200 per grave site
* Please keep cemetery gates closed
* Dumpster is available at the Church for disposal of flowers
Happy Birthday wishes to: Jo
Smith, Lynsey Grant, Carolyn Kear-
ney, and Earline Peterson on October
4th; Myles Langford, A.,hle\ DeSal-
vo, Naketta Kearney, and Teresa Oz-
ment on October 5th; Elly Ebanks,
Mike O'Donnell, and Emmalee
Brideson on October 6th; Rosalee
Railey, Cody Langford, Kelli Bruce,
Tammy Langford, Tabatha Kemp,
Janet Bradley, Kelly Wilson, and
Christina A. Wilson on October 7th;
Courtney Martin, Jamie Greer-Jones,
Jamie Shea, TerriDa \ i. Brian Kirby.
,;Clic.n\ W irl.:.. id Tj. ,ze -'. nn \\ i"-
li.un^ q.pOcobe tSh. lorn kin anl.
Sherry Roberts, Ann Ozment, and
Rachel Johnson on October 9th; and
Anne Talley, Amy Pinkins, and Ellen
Tenny on October 10th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Works on October
8th; and Floyd and Mildred Beach on
Nellie Studstill celebrates
her 85th birthday
Nellie Studstill was honored with a
surprise 85th birthday party on Satu-
day, September 22nd at Akins BBQ
With her extended family and
friends, there were twenty-seven
She has been very ill and has been
staying with her sister Margaret Stan-
field in Interlocken for the last four
months. She is some better but still
has a long way to go. They have been
coming back to her sister Maxine
Parrish's home on the weekends.
We hope she will soon be well
enough to come back to her home.
Card Of Thanks
I wish to give a public expression
of thanks to a member of our Trenton
Police Department and also to two of
our local paramedics.
I've had some health problems'
of late; and one of my daughters in
Gainesville called the Trenton police
to have someone check on me. About
9:45 p.m. last Saturday there was a
knocking at my door, and there stood
Officer J.C. Thomas. He could not
have been more kind and courteous
and on top of that called the EMT for
an opinion. In about three minutes
two paramedics arrived: Matt Davis
and Kevin Benson. They were also
most kind as well as efficient.
This letter is meant not only as an
expression of gratitude to these three
men, but also as an assurance to the
people of Trenton of the quality of
service offered by our local civil ser-
Aubrey L. Williams
Down Home Days
Down Home Days is alive and well
and will take place on November 3rd
just two miles west of Trenton on
Highway 26. Join your friends and
neighbors as they display their arts
and crafts. You will also hear some
good, old-fashioned, down home
music. It will be easy to find deli-
cious food and have the opportunity
to learn more about local events at
the 23rd annual Down Home Days.
Don't, miss out on this opportunity to
be a part of the Tri-county event this
year. Join us as a patron or a vendor.
For booth information please call
Merle at (352)463-1057.
Fanning Springs Festival
Announcing the annual Fanning
Springs Festival of Lights. Come
and enjoy music, food, amusements,
a duck race on the Suwannee River,
crafts, car show, and the parade of
boats at our new location: Fort Fan-
It will be held on Saturday, Decem-
ber- 8, 2007, and is sponsored by the
Fanning Springs ChaI'.Lcr of Com-
merce 2.52)4b -90.89... .
goC fabt 'Patron:
SiCver Tabife Patron:
Bronze Tala6e Patron:
qndcividua( gala tickets:
Recorded marriages in
Robert Jackson Sullivan,
2/15/1974, and Marisa Dawn Sul-
livan, 9/28/1976, both of Fanning
Springs were married on 9/22/07 in
Old Town by Rev. Curtis Hall.
Isaac Independence Hancock,
7/29/1986 of Branford, and Kandra
Jean. Koehler, 2/11/1987 of Bell,
were married on 9/22/07 by Terry
Marriage applications in
Richard Wayne Weaver, 3 29 16(0,
of Old Town and Rebecca Mae Ad-
ams, 10/26/1958, of Mayo.
SRiley James Sheffield, 1/28/1987
of Chiefland, and Brittany Nicole
Layfield, 9/27/1988 of Trenton.
Travis Dwayen Coolk, 7/2/1965,
and Debra Ann Faison, 1/13/1969,
both of Trenton.
Theodore M. Burt,
P.A.'s office to be closed
The Law Office of Theodore M.
Burt, P.A. will be closed from Octo-
Learn from yesterday, live for to-
da,. hope for tomorrow.
S' Albert Einstein
T'hir Annual Superintencent's gala
eight on the Town"
What: 'Dinner With Entertainment bi i 5christ County
Saturday, October 13, 200oo
'TrentontE 2mentary SchoolCafeteria
We invite you to become a GaCa Patron
andhepi make this 2007 gala a very specialevent.
Contribution of $1000 &' up
(Receives 8 complimentary tickets)
Contribution of $500oo-$999
(Receives 4 complimentary tickets)
(Receives 2 compCimentary tickets)
Contribution of $50
Eorpurchase of tickets, caClWendy Osteen at 352-463-3265.
ACyproceeds go to the 'C-12 Reading Programs.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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Tigers defeat Eagles on Friday 40-14
By John M. Ayers
Trenton Tigers senior running back
Brandon Mathis led the Tigers' of-
fense with 143 yards on 22 carries
while scoring two touchdowns and
recovering a fumble.
Quarterback Durell Henry com-
pleted 6 of 10 passes for 87 yards and
three touchdowns and one intercep-
tion. CJ Bowers rushed for 96 yards
on 9 carries. Henry also scrambled
for 93 yards on 9 carries.
Trenton's Billy Owens was the
headhunter for the Tigers on defense
as he posted 17 tackles. Brandon
McElroy also contributed 7 tackles
for the Tigers in their victory over
Brandon Mathis sent the Eagles
into the end zone on two different
occasions for touchbacks when he
kicked off for Trenton.
Trenton will travel to Hawthorne
Friday night to face the Hornets at
7:30 p.m. in a District 2A match up..
Bell beats Ocala St. John Lutheran
By Joel Elliott
Bell traveled to Ocala and played
the St. John Saints last Friday. Once
again, the Bulldogs played the Lu-
theran School in rainy conditions,
and the rain only let up for brief mo-
ments during the game. Myself, I was
forced to retreat under the umbrella
of the obliging Mr. Jonathan Jones.
As you can imagine, my notes were
hardly legible. However, the game
was exciting and enjoyable to watch
as any game I have seen.
The Bulldogs kicked off to the
Saints to start off the game, and the
Saints had some success with their
offense early in the game. But, cou-
pled with a crushing hit by Robby
Heck and the wet conditions, the ball
popped out and C.J Harris hopped
on the ball. From here, Lee Carlisle
proved how explosive he is while
he gained 28 yards on the first play
of offense. Carlisle showed no sign
of tiring, the offensive line didn't
show any sign of missing an assign-
ment, and Carlisle would dive in
from a yard out six runs later. With
a Fisher extra point, it was 7-0 with
5:54 left in the opening quarter. The
Saints still couldn't get anything go-
ing against the smothering defense of
Bell, and they were forced to punt.
The Bulldogs started their drive from
the 24-yard line. The Bulldogs made
short work of the Saints defense, and
a diving reception from Robert Han-
kins brought the ball to the Saints 18-
yard line. Bell would waste no more
time and Justin Fowler would loft a
ball to an amazingly open Mitchell
Bell and he would run in to make
the score 13-0. Fisher would boot it
in and the score was 14-0 with 2:48
The Bulldogs and Saints traded
some uneventful drives considering
the weather; and the Bulldogs would
finally get a successful drive going
that started from the 10-yard line.
The drive would start fast, and end
fast as Carlisle would score his sec-
ond touchdo-vn. a ter-\ aid one. .'. iih
6:12 to igo in the qi.uTtei. Two inrir,
of "_2-atd21 ?,-d? tir;-CarlisL- Mivh-
lighted the drive. Fisher would con-
vert the extra point to makethe score
20-0. Then, the Saints would get into
the red zone with a long pass from
#7 to'#10. From there, the Saints run-
ning back #44 would score the touch-
down. Bradley Teckenbrock would
cut down the 2-point conversion run.
The Bulldogs would receive the
ball to begin the 3rd quarter. The
Bulldogs would get decent field
position, but wouldn't need it very
much. Scarcely two plays had been
run before Lee Carlisle broke open a
68-yard touchdown run. It was Car-
lisle's third touchdown of the night,
and with a missed extra point, gave
the Bulldogs the lead 26-6 with 9,40
left in the quarter. When St. John got
the ball again, two great defensive
plays by the Bulldogs would extend
their lead even further. First, Chris
Harding came blazing in from the
Saints quarterback's blind side and
"decleated" him for a sack. Then, one
play later, C.J Harris would jump in
front of a Saints pass and sprinted 65
yards for a score. This would give the
Bulldogs a commanding 33-6 lead
with 7:22 left in the quarter. By then,
the Saints coaching staff was taking
chances. When they received the ball
again, they went for it on 4th down
and were stuffed. Given the ball with
a huge lead, Coach Roy Harden de-
cided to insert 8th grader Jeremy
Zimmerman into the game at running
back. He proved that the coach had
made the correct decision by run-
ning for 35 yards on the first play.
Then, his counterpart Carlisle would
bull his way to the 1-yard line. From
there, Zimmerman would run in from
a yard out to put the game away if it
already hadn't before. Fisher kicked
the extra point, and the score stood at
40-6 with 1:26 left in the 3rd quarter.
After this, the coaching staff be-
gan subbing in younger players and'
bench players. The Saints scored a
touchdown late, but that is all they
would get against a tenacious group
of Bell youngsters. When on offense,
the Bulldogs took care of the ball and
some younger players got consider-
able playinA time in the fourth quar->
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cord to 4-1 in the regular season, and
5-1 overall. The Bulldogs were led by
junior running back Lee Carlisle, who
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You don't need a hammer, you
won't need a nail but, you will need
to attend a special workshop for par-
ents of Trenton and Bell children
ages birth through 5 years.
Families Building Better Readers
will be held at the Trenton Elemen-
tary School cafeteria on Thursday,
October 4, 2007, from 6:00 to 7:00
Transportation will be provided for
Bell parents. The bus will leave from
had a huge game with 15 carries for
239 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is
now fifth in the state in rushing yards
with 770. Mitchell Bell had only one
catch, but it went for six points. Jer-
emy Zimmerman ran for a quick 50
yards on seven carries, and. scored
the aforementioned touchdown. Bell
faces Tallahassee Maclay this Friday
night in Tallahassee, with the kickoff
set for 7 p.m.
Bell Elementary School at 5:15 p.m.
Food, drink, prizes and lots of fun
will be had as we are learning how to
Bell FFA Alumni
The monthly meeting of the Bell
FFA Alumni will be held on Monday,
October 8, 2007. Please note that this
meeting has been changed from the
second Thursday of the month to the
second Monday of the month. The,
meeting will be held at the Bell Ag
building at 7:00.p.m. A covered dish
dinner will be served. The alumni will
provide the drinks and paper prod-
ucts. All members are encouraged
to attend for the election of officers.
All parents, grandparents, past FFA
members and all adults interested in
supporting the Bell Ag program are.
invited to attend.
TMHS Star Teachers of the Week
* Bell Elementary School celebrates *
* On Thursday, September 27 Bell Elementary School hosted their an-
nual Grandparents' Day which has become quite a tradition for the school.
* This event, which is sponsored by our PTA, had over three-hutdred (300) *
* grandparents and great-grandparents eating lunch with their grandchildren.
Our PTA organizes this event each year in conjunction with our volunteers.
*Our cafeteria staff also helps tremendously because they must plan and
* cook for an additional 300 meals. At any given time, the entire catfteria *
Sis full of students, grandparents and great-grandparents. Mr. Rick Reed,
Principal of Bell Elementary School, helped to locate lost grandparents
* and reunite them with their grandchildren. Several elected officials helped 0
Sour staff serve lunches to the children and their guests.
Bell Elementary would like to extend our appreciation to the PTA for
* their endless and tireless work organizing this extravaganza and to our caf- *
* eteria staff for going the extra mile in preparing great food. And of course, *
thanks to our grandparents and others for supporting our school. We look
*forward to seeing you next year. *
Families Building Better Readers
This week, our High School Star
Teacher isn't an actual teacher, but
she is just as important in keeping our
school running smoothly.
We chose Mrs. Mandy Nesmith,
our high school guidance counselor,
because she is always willing to go
the extra mile for. us. I don't know
how many times I've visited her of-
fice this year, or how many times she
has rearranged her schedule for me;
and she doesn't just do that for a few
people-she does that for every student
at THS. She never fails in keeping us
up-to-date on scholarship informa-
tion, upcoming test dates, and com-
munity service opportunities. We all
know that if we have a problem with
a class or our schedule, we can go
to Mrs. Mandy and'she will be there
with a smile on her face, an encourag-
ing word, and ready to fix everything
for us. Her love for her job is evident
in everything she does, and we all re-
ally appreciate all she does for us.
On the other hand, our Middle
School Star Teacher is an actual
teacher. Mrs. Taven Bennett just
joined us this year from Williston
Middle School. We chose her as the
Star Teacher because of her obvious
Love for her students and for her job.
Each day, I walk past her classroom
on my way to class, and she is always
standing at the door, greeting her stu-
dents with a smile on her face and a
compliment for everyone. She seems
so happy to come to work each day
and she tackles each new obstacle
with a positive, attitude and a whole
lot of patience. She has really in-
spired the Teacher Cadets and has set
before us: an example of what a good
teacher should do and the attitude
they should take.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Well Child & Newborn Care Family Planning
School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Chronic & Acute Care TB Testing
Communicable Disease Laboratory Procedures
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN Healthy Start Services
WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
HIV Anonymous & Confidential Testing
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
NO-APPOINTMENTS NEEDED FOR:
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREEN
CHILD & ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS
We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AvMed, PPC Care Manager,
State Employees Group PPC, Health Options, Champus, CMS,
Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.
119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120 .
Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming events at your school
Tuesday, Oct. 9
THS PTO Meeting -l
Wednesday, Oct. 10 .
Early Release-Staff Development
Saturday, Oct. 13
Thursday, Oct. 18
End of first quarter
Friday, Oct. 19
Teacher Workday/Student Holiday
Monday, Oct. 22 Friday, Oct. 26
P Homecoming Week THS
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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THS students plan for
The theme for homecoming week 2007 at Trenton High School is "Tigers
Got the Beat."
Students will dress in the following themes for Spirit Days: Monday dress
like a senior citizen, Tuesday dress like the 1980s, Wednesday dress like
twins, Thursday is theme day (each class will chose a different genre of mu-
sic, 12th grade hip hop, 11th grade rock, 10th grade country, 9th grade pop).
SFriday is Trenton Spirit day.
The homecoming parade will be held at 2:15 p.m. and those participating
in the parade need to be at Trenton Elementary at 1:30 p.m. The parade runs
down CR 307A to SR 129 to the City Park where it ends (same route as pre-
vious years). Those interested in having a float in the parade should contact
Kristin Arndt at 407-463-1368. The cost is $10 per entry.
Tiger Growl will be held Thursday October 25 at 8 p.m. at the Trenton
High School football field. The admission for the Tiger Growl is $2.00.
Former homecoming queens and kings interested in participating in the
festivities should contact Kristin Arndt at (407) 463-1368. We'd love to have
Please come out and support Trenton High School as they celebrate home-
coming week October 22-26, 2007.
LCCC celebrates 60th
Birthday with Lyceum
By Mark Kirby, coordinator for community cultural services
To paraphrase Sally Bowles in Cabaret, "What good is sitting alone in your
room? Come to the PAC!"
Lake City Community College (LCCC) is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee
in 2007 and one of the jewels on campus remains the Levy Performing Arts
Center (PAC). This season's offerings are among the best in the PAC's 27-
year history, chief among them being the college-sponsored Lyceum Series.
In honor of LCCC's sixtieth birthday the number of Lyceum events has
been increased. The shows include comedy, magicians, and a variety of mu-
sic, ranging from bluegrass to big band. The next upcoming show is:
AN EVENING WITH LINDA DAVIS (Thursday, October 11, 2007).
This singer and. songwriter has performed with such country greats as Garth
Brooks, George Strait, Kenny Rogers (who calls Linda "the best"),, and has
frequently toured with Reba McEntire. In fact, Linda and Reba won Gram-
my awards for "Best Country Vocal Collaboration" for the song "Does He
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Bell High School News
The student body at Bell High
School has been processing through
their first round of Think-Link test-
Success in the classroom does not
necessarily indicate performance on
FCAT. Students participate in these
research-based assessments so that
teachers can then see predicted stu-
dent results before they actually take
Think-Link utilizes a unique scien-
tific approach that matches diagnos-
tic assessments to Florida's FCAT. It
predicts student proficiency, mastery,
Think-Link approximately predicts
student performance for every skill in
every grade.. Using this information,
teachers can focus instruction where
students need it.
The Students take up to three pre-
configured tests during the year.
Each test is individually developed
to match the standards unique to our
state. Assessments, given in Reading,
Math, and Science, require less than
one class period per subject.
Bell High School students Lindsay Mathis, Caitie Hartsfield and Mel-
anie Beasley work on Think-Link tests on the computer.
After all testing is completed, par-
ents and students will be provided a
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copy of their report. This is a helpful
tool for students also so that they can
see their weak areas and know where
they need to focus.
Parents, you should look for a copy.
of this report to be coming home
In addition to Think-Link testing,
students at Bell High School have
undergone some changes with park-
Student parking has been moved to
the east side of the football stadium.
Numbers were painted in the spaces
available and permits were issued to
each individual that had the required
Students had to present a copy of
their current driver's license, vehicle
registration, proof of insurance, and
a $5.00 fee.
to submit events
school calendar! planetarium possible. Both are grad-
SC00o alendr uates of SFCC.
kutbannee Riber lbriners will hold a
$2 per shot, We Furnish The Shells
(12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge)
Saturday, October 6th
1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs on SR-26
For more info call: 352-542-9284
The Bell FFA Alumni would like to thank everyone, who helped
make our Annual Shindig and Cake Auction a huge success!
With your help, we raised $4,366.00. for our scholarship fund!
Thank you to all the donors of the prizes
for the cake decorating contest:
Sweet Magnolia Day Spa and Salon
Lisa's Fine Gifts and Consignment Shop
Libby's Beauty and Barber Shop
Gilchrist Building Supply
Barnyard Family Restaurant
The Tan Zone
Stephanie's Flowers and Gifts
Angel Taylor Photography
The Breakfast Nook (Trenton)
Phish Heads (Lake City)
The Family Cafe
Tammy's Custom Cuts
Jiffy Food Store #316
Lou's Burgers and More
Magic Mirror Beauty Shop
Bell FFA Alumni
Thank you to all the buyers of our cakes:
Mr. Bob Clemons
Mr./Mrs. John Thrasher,
Mr. Bill Martin
Mr. Robert Rankin
Mr. Don Thomas
Mr. Scotty Hodge
Mrs. Cindy Jo Ayers
Mrs. Debbie Jones
Mr. Jacob Hoffmap
Mrs. Connie Sanchez
Mrs. Sharon Langford
Mr. Randy Durden
Mr./Mrs. Eddy Scott
Mrs. Sharon Nazworth
Ms. Crystal Conner
Mr. Neal Moran
Mrs. Kyle Stone
Mr./Mrs. Scott Akins
Mr./Mrs. Brad Martin
Mr. Kenrick Thomas
Mr. Darrell Smith
Mr. D. Ray Harrison
Thank you to our judges;
Cindy Tramel, Theresa Thrasher, and John Thrasher
of the Florida DOT District II
of Lake City
Thank you to all the FFA Members and Parents
that baked and decorated all the cakes.
Thank you to all the cooks
who prepared the wonderful meal.
Florida its first
Gainesville will soon take another
leap toward becoming a "star friend-
ly" community when Santa Fe Com-
munity College opens its Kika Silva
Pla Planetarium to the public Sept.
Located at Santa Fe's Northwest
Campus at 3000 NW 83rd Street,
the 64-seat planetarium has a 35-foot
dome and the latest in digital projec-
tion technology. It is the only public
planetarium between Jacksonville
and Orlando and will offer shows to
the general public, area school chil-
dren, college students and commu-
Santa Fe is celebrating the public
opening of its planetarium with com-
plimentary shows through January.
(The planetarium opened for college
use on Sept. 8, 2006.)
Beginning Sept. 21, the planetari-
um will offer the educational series
"Southern Nights" from 8:30 to 9:30
p.m. each Friday, to help viewers
identify constellations, planets, com-
ets, meteor showers, and other celes-
tial events over North Central Flori-
da. Each episode will be different.
"If people come regularly on Fri-
day nights, they will know the stars,"
said Laurent Pellerin, the planetari-
um's new coordinator.
On Saturday, beginning Sept:'22,
Pellerin will host the feature, "Plan-
ets in the House," also offered from
"Saturday night productions will
be:about a specific topic, from eclips-
es to black holes to astronomical
myths," explained Laurent. "These
will be in-house productions unavail-
able anywhere else."
The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium
is named in honor of the mother of
Gainesville resident John Pla, whose
generous donation,salong with that
of his wife, Amy Howard, made the
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Blue Springs 4-H Club News
Pictured are Blue Springs 4-H Club members. In the front row from the left are Ryan Stalvey, Seth Diep-
ersloot, Molly O'Sullivan, Sara O' Sullivan, Colin O'Sullivan and Cole Diepersloot. In the back row are
Breanna Stalvey, Jessica Stalvey, Stephanie Stalvey and Kaylen Lyell.
Hey Ya'll. Our club is off to a brand
, new year with lots of exciting and ed-
ucational things coming our way.
Our first meeting was held on Sep-
tember 11. We had five new members
to join us, Kaylen and Kira Lyell and
Molly, Sara and Colin O'Sullivan.
Our main item of business was to
elect officers. They are as follows;
President Jessica Stalvey; Vice-
President Stephanie Stalvey; County
Council Delegate Breanna Stalvey;
Secretary Kaylen Lyell; Reporter/
Historian Breanna Stalvey; Treasurer
Ryan Stalvey and Chaplin Cole Diep-
Our next meeting was on Sep-
tember 22. We all came together
for breakfast at Jessica and Stepha-
nie Stalvey's home. The breakfast
of sausage, eggs, grits, and biscuits
and gravy was really yummy. After
breakfast we were given officer pins.
On September 30th we worked on
our scarecrow to promote 4-H that
will be displayed on the courthouse
lawn on October 8th. We hope that
everyone will come out and see all the
scarecrows. After building our scare-
crow we were all treated with goat
milk and home made goat cheese by
Mrs. Diepersloot. Our next meeting
will be on Saturday, October 20th.
We are really excited about a new
year of 4-H and hope that we can
"Learn By Doing" and that each of
us can "Make The Best Better."
Private First Class
Randell M. Matthews
graduates from basic
Army National Guard Pfc. Ran-
dell M. Matthews has graduated
from basic infantry training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier received training in
drill an'd ceremonies, weapons, map
reading, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fitness,
first aid, and Army history, core val-
ues and traditions. Additional train-
ing included development of basic
combat skills and battlefield opera-
tions and tactics, and experiencing
use of various weapons and weap-
ons' defenses available to the infan-
He is.the son of Randy Matthews
of Live Oak and Deanna Carr of
Matthews is currently attending
Bell High School.
The Loomis Brothers
Circus comes to town
It's show time! It's time again to
take the kids to the circus. Most of
the older generation remembers the
"Greatest Show on Earth," with all
the clean fun, the clowns and ani-
mals, the excitement of the high wire
walkers and also the dog,show. Even
in the shows of today it's still a won-
der how those performers and ani-
mals do it!
Lance Corporal Corey Rucker
has been deployed to Iraq
In this picture Corey was out in
California for desert training and
had gone 14 days without a bath.
Every man's dream. He should
come home in April of 2008. We
ask that you pray for Corey and all
the. other men and women in the
military. He is the son of Bobby and
Sandra Rucker; the brother of Will
Rucker; the grandson of the late
Bobby and Theo Rucker and also
the grandson of Bill and Mary Rol-
lison. We are very proud of him.
"Freedom lies in
So make sure you plan to attend
with your children and grandchil-
dren, for a great family night out and
have fun at the Loomis Brothers Cir-
cus. Gates will open one hour before
show time on Friday, October 26th at
7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 27th
at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The circus will be held at the FFA
Arena on Hwy 129 (Walker's Curve),
between Bell and Trenton. The Char-
acter Council and the Jamerson Shef-
field American Legion Post 91 are
sponsoring this event.
Children age twelve and under
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The Few, The Proud,
are free. Discounted advance tickets
sales information can be obtained by
calling (352)463-1473 or (352)463-
7031. See you there as we all enjoy
thrills of a lifetime!
Hunters who use dogs to hunt deer
on private lands in Florida must reg-
ister those properties for the 2007-08
hunting season. The statewide, no-
cost registration is not only manda-
tory during any open deer-hunting
season when taking deer with dogs
is permitted, but also during the up-
coming deer-dog training season.This
regulation does not apply to training
or hunting deer-dogs on public lands
and wildlife management areas.
The deer-dog training season opens
October 6th and runs through October
25th in the Central and South hunt-
ing zones. In the Northwest Hunting
Zone, the training season runs Octo-
ber 27th thru November 15th.
Registration may be issued to hunt-
ing clubs or landowners for anyone
who wants to hunt deer with dogs
on a particular tract of pri'.atc Land.
A specific ce, iuraiiDn number will
be issued from the FlHnda Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC), and that number must be at-
tached to the collars of all dogs used
to hunt deer on those registered prop-
To comply, the landowner or rep-
resentative from each hunting club
must complete the appropriate ap-
plication, which is available from re-
gional FWC offices and at MyFWC.
com/hunting. Proof of landowner
permission or a copy of the written
lease agreement must be provided
along with a general map of the prop-
erty showing boundary lines and a
Hunters must possess copies of
their registration while they are hunt-
ing, and they must contain their dogs
to those registered properties. Pos-
sessing firearms or bows is prohib-
ited while training deer dogs during
the deer-dog training season.
For more information on how to
register, visit MyFWC.com/huntinig
or call (850)488-3641.
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"Loving Stitches" Quilt Show-
presented by the Springhouse Quilters
Guild is to be held at the First United
Methodist Church in Trenton. The
dates and times are Friday, October
26th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
Saturday, October 27th from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations will be
$3.00. For show info and registration
please contact Ruth at (352) 463-
Community Spanish class is being
offered at the Lake City Community
College Gilchrist Center. Introduc-
tion to Community Spanish: A Sur-
vival Guide for English Speakers
with Instructor: Alexander Gonzalez
Course Number: CZLX0002 will be
held on Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. October 11th thru November 1st
(4 sessions). The feefor this class is
$72. This course is a non-academic,
308 N. Main Street
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
non-grammar based course designed
for persons who want an easy and
quick way to learn limited amounts
of everyday Spanish. Participants
will learn how to "say" practical,
common phrases and questions in
Spanish covering a wide variety of
Spanish phrases, expressions and
questions for use in everyday interac-
tions. Required is a 92-page manual
which includes two CD's for $30.
The Gilchrist Center is located at
2821 E Bell Ave in Bell. Any ques-
tions should be directed to Rachel
Rogers by calling (352)463-0073 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chamber is seeking volunteers
to help in the Chamber office a couple
of hours a week, if you are interested
in volunteering your services please
contact the Chamber office at (352)
463-3467 between the hours of 8:30
and 12:00 Monday to Friday.
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The Chamber Corner
50 SW Main Street (Next to Best Drugs)
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
The Community Church of the
Nazarene will be presenting this
year's "Down Home Days" Arts &
Crafts Festival as a fundraiser for
their church. The festival will be pre-
sented on the grounds of the Commu-
nity Church of the Nazarene located
west of the' Trenton City light on SR
26 on November 3, 2007, 9 a.m. thru
3 p.m. Vendor booths are still avail-
able so if you would like to partici-
pate in the 2007 "Down Home Days"
Arts & Crafts festival please contact:
Merle 463-1057, John 463-7282, or
Capital City Bank will be hosting
a Chamber Mixer on October 16,
2007 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Im-
mediately following the mixer from
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. they cordially
invite you to stay for a free and in-
formative seminar about "ARE YOU
PREPARED?" presented by guest
speaker, Megan Quinn. Megan is a
registered representative of the Invest
Financial Corp. Come join us to learn
how much insurance you need, the
many uses for insurance and much,
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center will be hosting a Chamber
Mixer on Tuesday, November 13,
2007, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and as
always Jo Buckles and the employees
at Ayers Health and Rehab Center are
planning a fun evening for everyone.
If you would like to promote
your place of business and meet
other Chamber.members by having a
Chamber Mixer please contact Mau-
reen at the Chamber office (352)463-
3467 or (352)463-4047. If you are
a new business or an individual and
would like more information on how
to become a member of the Chamber
of Commerce give us a call at (352)
New Fee Schedule for
Hunting and Fishing
Licenses Now Effective
Beginning October 1st, a new fee
schedule will be in effect for all rec-
reational licenses issued by the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
During its 2007 session, the Florida
Legislature passed a bill to increase
the fees for all recreational saltwater
and freshwater fishing and hunting
licenses. Hunting, license fees were
last increased in 1979 and fishing li-
cense fees in 1989.
Bob Wattendorf, who heads up
marketing in the FWC's Division of
Freshwater Fisheries Management,
said, "When fees for fishing licenses
were last increased, in 1989, gaso-
line cost 89 cents a gallon. But even
with the I'n' fee increases, the cost
of hunting and. fishing in Floridj fall
behl,\ the median costs for the other
49 states. Also the percentage of in-
crease is well below the rise in the
cost of living seen since 1989."
All the fees from these licenses go
back into conserving fish and wild-
life resources and benefit anglers and
The increased revenue, expected to
total $10 million annually within four
years, will not create new programs,
,but will offset a predicted $12.5-
million deficit by 2010, said Sandra
Wilson, director of finance and bud-
get at FWC. In addition to issuing
the licenses, FWC is charged with
directly conserving fish and wildlife
resources, and it creates and enforces
rules and regulations regarding hunt-
ing and fishing in the state as well as
promoting boating safety and access.
Florida remains the number-one
fishing destination in the United
States, according to the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service's 2006 national
survey. In addition, Florida ranks
number-one in the nation for its $11
billion generated annually through
hunting, fishing and wildlife-viewing
activities throughout the state.
FWC presented its findings to the
Legislature earlier this year. The pro-
jected deficit would leave revenue
streams for marine fisheries, fresh-
water fisheries and hunting in jeop-
ardy. In addition, programs already
in place, such as those for panthers,
manatees and other imperiled spe-
cies, would need funding to keep.
pace with increased costs.
FWC hired Southwick Associates,
a private firm specializing in fish-
and-wildlife economics, to determine
the impact from an increase in fees.
"The optimal price for each sport
fishing and hunting license issued
was scientifically determined," Wat-
tendorf said. "Consideration for the
increase included the effect on an-
gling and hunting participation, cus-
tomer satisfaction, tourism and pub-
lic support for conservation."
However, the new fees were kept
to the minimum necessary to offset
the projected deficit, rather than at a
level that would maximize revenue.
Compared to the price of movies,
golf, bowling and other forms of
recreation, fishing and hunting fees
remain very -affordable, especially
when viewed as an unlimited, year-
round privilege, Wattendorf said.
FWC also carefully considered the
impact on federal aid for sport fish-
ing and wildlife restoration, which
comes to Florida based on the cer-
tified number of hunting and fish-
ing license holders and size of the
state. Further research consisted of
consulting focus groups and survey-
ing individual hunters and fishermen
across Florida. With all of these find-
ipgs before them, legislators voted
to increase the fees, beginning Oct.
1. As a result, programs in danger of
losing funding, such as freshwater
hatcheries, law enforcement patrols
and saltwater fisheries stock assess-
ments, will be able to continue at cur-
rent levels of service.
"It will allow our habitat restora-
tion, fish stocking, law enforcement
and outreach programs to .continue
without cuts," Wattendorf said. "We
can't guarantee that some things
won't be trimmed in the future, but
the expectation is the license fee in-
creases will prevent us from going
Recreational licenses may be pur-
chased online at MyFWC.com, or
by calling 1-888-FISH FLORIDA
(347-4356) or 1-888-HUNT FLOR-
IDA (486-8356), or from numerous
sporting goods retailers and at tax
collectors' offices. If licenses are not
purchased at tax collectors' offices,
additional processing fees will be ap-
The annual cost for a freshwater
or saltwater fishing license used to
be $13.50 now the cost is $17. The
annual price of a hunting license was
$12.50 and now it is $17.The annu-
al cost for a hunting and freshwater
fishing license combo previously was
.$23.50 and now it is $32.50. The fresh
and saltwater fishing annual combo
rate went from $25.50 to $32.50. The
cost of an annual hunting, fresh and'
saltwater fishing license combo used
to be $35.50 and now is $48.00. The
annual sportsman's combo did cost
$72.50 and is now $80.50. The an-
nual gold sportsman's license went
up from $88.50 to $100.00. A five
year freshwater or a saltwater fish-
ing license did cost $61.50 and how
is $79.00. A five year hunting license
would have cost $56.50 and now
Prices also increased for all Non-
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* Log Cabin Quilters metThursday,
September 27th at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Another busy day.
Ann Hardee put in a quilt, she can
quilt at home while she takes care
of Wayne. Jannie brought her Fair
Quilt that goes to Tampa in Janu-
ary. What a work of art and she re-
ally takes on quilts that we can en-
joy but would never have the nerve
to make. We, are proud Jannie is a
great part of our club.
She had a load of goodies brought
in and everyone really had a good
.time going through everything. We
are planning on putting up tables
outside to start having a porch sale.
We have so much brought in that
we have no place for it and we have
to be thinking about the quilt show
in December. We all appreciate all
that comes in and what we can't
use we take yam and fabric to .the
nursing home.for the ladies to have
something to do.
Greg and six boys were out Tues-
day and we got bulbs planted, the
yard mowed, watering was done
and so much more. Thanks Lan-
caster. We also enjoyed a visit from
Mr. Gore. He is in the drug program
with his dog and does a great job.
Lunch was great with bean soup,
beets, kraut, apple salad, eggs, po-
tatoes, keylime pie, watergate cake
and so much more. There were 15
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AARP Gilchrist County
On September 18,2007 the AARP
Gilchrist County Chapter # 2133
met at the Trenton Community Cen-
ter to hold its regular meeting.
We had 51 in attendance out of 64
paid members. Collective members
reported 2022 Volunteer hours for
one month and we had a discussion
about how to get more people inter-
ested in volunteering in the commu-
Damon Leggett, Property Ap-
praiser for Gilchrist County, spoke
to us as a group about the newly pro-
posed Super Homestead Exemption
vs the Save our Home Exemption.
He also talked to us about how the
Property Appraiser's Office works
to establish property values. Fol-
lowing a question and answer ses-
sion, he invited any property owner
to visit his office for a personal
evaluation of their property taxes.
AARP members voted on donat-
ing $50 to Jeff Williams, Area 2
FFA State VP, and $50 to the Town
of Bell to help them with the Christ-
Door Prizes were presented and a
great luncheon and fellowship fol-
lowed the meeting.
The next meeting will be held on
the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Octo-
ber 16th and all 50 plus seniors are
invited to attend. Hope to see you
there with "Can in Hand" (for the
benefit of our local food bank).
Arbor Day Foundation offering free trees
through Trees for America Campaign
Everyone who joins The Arbor Day
Foundation during October 2007 will
receive five crape-myrtle trees.
The free trees are part of the non-
profit Foundation's Trees for Ameri-
ca Campaign, a program dedicated to
environmental stewardship through
the planting of trees.
"Crape-myrtles were selected for
this campaign because of their ele-
gant color and form, making them an
attractive addition to the home land-
scape," said John Rosenow, president
of the Arbor Day Foundation.
The trees will be shipped postpaid
between November 1st and Decem-
ber 10th at the right time for plant-
ing. The six to twelve inch trees are
guaranteed to grow or they will be
replaced free of charge. Planting in-
structions are enclosed with each
shipment of trees.
Members of the Arbor Day Foun-
dation will also receive The Tree
Book, which includes information
about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a
$10 membership contribution to Five,
Crapemyrtles, Arbor Day Founda-
tion, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City,
NE 68410 by October 31, 2007, or
join online at www.arborday.org.
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Grammy winning singer/songwriter
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She is also a dedicated career wom-
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make ends meet, Davis took a job as
a receptionist a recording studio
and sang demos for local songwrit-
ers. She also lent her voice to several.
national jingles including Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper and Mug
Root Beer. In the evenings, she sang
and played in the piano bar at Nash-
ville's Music City Sheraton.
Labeled a 'song stylist', Davis'
unique ability to interpret a song
soon made her one of the most sought
after session singers in Nashville.
She caught the attention of label ex-
ecutives and landed her first record
deal with CBS/Epic Records. Davis
quickly gained a legion of friends
and fans in the music industry, one
being superstar Reba McEntire. "The
first time I heard Linda sing was in
1989 when I was listening to songs
for my next album. I kept hearing this
one particular female vocalist on the
demos that just blew me away. It had
been a long time since a voice had
moved me that way and I just had
to find out who she. was." McEntire
loved Davis' music so much that she
invited her to become a featured en-
tertainer on tour with her. Their mu-
tual respect led them into the studio
together where they recorded a duet
entitled Does He Love You that went
on to become a number one hit and
earn both artists several awards in-
cluding a Grammy for Best Country
On the heels of her successes with
Reba, Davis inked a new deal with
Capitol Records and later with Arista
Records. There she continued her
string of chart success and building
her rapidly growing fan base on tour.
She was later recruited as one of the
first artists to be signed to Dream-
works Records. It was there that she
appeared on the soundtrack for the
motion' picture Black Dog starring
Patrick Swayze. She also partnered
with another superstar, Randy Travis,
to record the song Make It Through,
which was included in the gold-sell-
ing companion CD for the award
winning movie Prince of Egypt.
Through the years, Davis has
played to sold-out crowds with the
likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait,
Reba McEntire, and Kenny Rogers to
name a few. Kenny Rogers, a long-
time friend and fan proclaims, "In
this business, there are people who
can sing and there are singers. Linda
Davis is absolutely one of the best
singers in the business. I defy you to
find anyone who's ever worked 'with
her or heard her sing to disagree with
that statement. She is the best."
Davis' latest CD, I Have Arrived
(including three songs she penned),
received rave reviews and garnered
country music critic Robert Oermann
to say "Her performance is full of fire
and passion. This can stand toe to toe
with any product out there." Davis'
latest single, of the same title, recently
reached number five on the Christian
Country Charts. Another highlight of
her career came in the form of a letter
from actor Christopher Reeve thank-
ing for "recording such a powerful
song." Davis said, "I was completely
blown away. Imagine, Linda Davis re-
ceiving a letter from Superman!"'
Superman wasn't the only one
touched by the message of the song.
I Have Arrived has become an an-
them for so many people and the
theme song for many charitable or-
ganizations. Davis hears the personal
stories in the autograph lines after
concerts and speaking engagements
of how the song has its own special
meaning for each individual and his
or her situation. "It's an anthem for
anyone and everyone who has ever
been through trials which would be
all of us and come out on the other
side," Davis said. "The first time I
heard the song; my manager tracked
me down and played it for me over
the cell phone. I was in tears before
the chorus. I knew it was a song I had
I Have Arrived is also one of the
messages in Davis' keynote speaking
presentations. Designed to "motivate
and inspire" through stories and song,
she addresses the issues'of overcom-
ing obstacles. With seven studio CDs
and 14 music videos to her credit,
Davis is not strange to the ins and
outs and ups and downs of the mu-
sic business. "Juggling a career and
a family, being a wife and the mother
of a 20 year-old and five-year-old, life
can be interesting," Davis said. Most
importantly she encourages everyone
in her audience to find personal joy.
"I know I have the gift of relating to
others. I want to show women that it
is okay for them to allow themselves
permission to include passion in their
Davis continued her roles as Na-
tional VP and Nashville Spokesper-
son for the Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation as well as a number of other
philanthropic endeavors. "You have
to always give back," she says.
Through her music, motivational
messages, inspiration, and encour-
agement to anyone who crosses her
path, giving back is what Davis seems
to do best. "I'm a glass half-full kind
of girl. I can see the future and I
can't wait," Davis said. Individual
ticket prices are $14 for adults, $13
for senior citizens and $12 for LCCC
students and staff, and students from
Other Lyceum events will follow
in November, January, February, and
April. For more information about
events call Mark Kirby, coordinator
of community cultural services at
(386) 754-4340 or 754-4274 or e-
mail at email@example.com.
FWC to draw down
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) biologists
are planning to draw down lower the
water level of the Hickory Mound
Impoundment this week.
The impoundment area is in the
Hickory Mound Unit of the Big Bend
Wildlife Management Area in Taylor
According to Sharon Hester, a biol-
ogist at the Big Bend Field Office in
Perry, the purpose of the drawdown
is to allow vegetation to germinate
The Friends of the High Springs
Farmers Market will hold an organi-
zational meeting on Monday, October
8th at 5:30 p.m. at the High Springs
Branch Library, 135 NW 1st Avenue
in downtown High Springs.
The agenda will include staffing
the Market Booth which runs during
market hours, organization of special
events for October, November and
December, and ongoing activities of
the High Springs Food Security Proj-
ect, a program developed by the PPS
Grant received by the market. In the
coming months, the project will fo-
cus on the development of a five-year
business plan for the market, as well
as implementation of the Credit, Deb-
it and EBT (food stamps) redemption
program. Volunteers are needed to
help administer these activities.
The meeting is open to anyone
interested in supporting the market.
"This vegetation, such as salt
marsh bulrush and dwarf spikerush,
is valuable food for waterfowl," Hes-
ter said. "We'll begin re-flooding the
impoundment in a couple of weeks
'and continue adding a few inches of
water at a time over the next couple
of months as the vegetation grows."
The drawdown also will help cir-
culate the water in the impoundment,
which improves the habitat quality
for marine fish and invertebrates by
lowering water temperatures and in-
Refreshments will be served.
The High Springs Farmers Mar-
ket is also open year round every
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and
is located in James Paul Park in
downtown High Springs. Access and
parking is available from Main Street
at NW 2nd Avenue and from NW 1st
Avenue (Hwy 27) at City Hall, locat-
ed at 110 NW 1st Avenue.
The 'market features locally pro-
duced fresh fruits and vegetables,
plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, jams,
jellies, baked goods and many other
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is a year-round growers' market sup-
porting local agriculture, education,
the arts and businesses and is pro-
duced by the City of High Springs.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Yeago at 386-454-3950.
creasing dissolved oxygen in the wa-
"The impoundment will remain
open for recreation, but the shallow
water will make it difficult to crab and
fish in many areas on the interior side
of the dike," Hester said. "However,
the water will still be deep enough to
fish at the right tides on the outside of
For regulations and a map of the
area, visit MyFWC.com/hunting/
An evening with Linda Davis
Friends of the Market
CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
OCTOBER 6, 2007
Free door prizes and soft drinks, entertainment by Gary Claxton and drawings for cash and gift prizes
will highlight Central Florida Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will be held at
the Cooperative's Operation Center located at 11350 NW Hwy-129 in Chiefland. The Center's entrance
will be located on County Road 321 North of Hwy-129 in Chiefland. (Please follow the signs)
Member registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and close the end of the business meeting. You may register
at any table.
Entertainment will begin at 8:30 a.m. The business session will begin at 10:00 a.m., and drawings for
cash and prizes will begin at the end of the business session.
The business meeting will include presentation of reports from President Tony Weeks, General
Manager Mike Campbell, and Secretary/Treasurer Donnie Lane.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT YOUR 2007 ANNUAL MEETING.
A PARTIAL LIST OF PRIZES IS SHOWN BELOW -
Q uilt................................................................................................................L og C abin Q uilters
Three 3-Night Getaways...................................... ...................................Florida Media, Inc.
Programmable Slow Cooker..........................................................Langdale Forest Products Co.
Bagless Upright Vacuum..........................................................Clean Team of Levy County, Inc.
4-slice Toaster Oven.........................................................Southeastern Testing Laboratory, Inc.
(2) $100.00 Savings Bonds.............................................................. Purvis, Gray and Company
$50.00 Wal-Mart Gift Card................................................................Angle Tower Corporation
(2) Certificates for Free Lube, Oil arid Filter ...........................................Scoggins Chev.-Olds.
(2)' $100.00 Savings Bonds..............................................................................Perkins State Bank
(2) Gift Certificates for Windshirts................................................ Riverside Manufacturing Co.
Blender, Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker, Coffeemaker.....................Musgrove Construction, Inc.
George Foreman Grilling Machine, Ceiling Fan, Hand Mixer.................Lawson Products, Inc.
4 Qt. Slow Cooker, Instant Weather Radio, Surge Protector...................Lawson Products, Inc.
Table Fan, Iron, 25 ft. Extension Cord, Toaster, Electric Knife................Lawson Products, Inc.
Binoculars............................................................................................... W olf Tree Experts, Inc.
Plant..................................... ........................... ................................ ......... Hardeetown N nursery
Griddle and Buffet Lamp....................................................................Florida Transformers, Inc.
(8) $25.00 Cash Prizes....................... .....................................Damron's Refrigeration Service
$100.00 Savings Bond...............................................................Drummond Community Bank
(2) $50.00 Winn Dixie Gift Cards...........................................Progressive Power Products, Inc.
MP3 CD Receiver................................................Kenwood Communications System Division
Mr. Coffee............................................. McLean Engineering
Toaster Oven............................................................ ........... ....... Tri-State Utility products
Snowcone Maker, Air Purifier, Cordless Drill and Saw..................Progressive Solutions LLC
24 Pc. BBQ Set....................................................................Jacksonville Specialty Advertising
(5) Bundles Ten 12 ft. Building Poles.................................................Koppers Industries, Inc.
Smoothie Maker, Assortment Bags........................ ................................... Capital City Bank
Gatorade Cooler, Caps, Shrits................................ .........Construction Tire & Industrial Supply
Rod-N-Reel, Cordless Phone, DVD Player................................................................... GRESCO
Dremel Tool.......................................................................Original Calibrated Recloser Service
(6) $100.00 Cash Prizes.............................................Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.
(16) $50.00 Cash Prizes...................................... Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.
(100) $25.00 Cash Prizes............................................Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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Josh Leverette won the showmanship
showman. Briton, a 7th grader, re-
ceived honorable mention in his class
of intermediate showmen. Briana, 10,
showed for the first time and won her
junior showmanship class.
Josh showed the Grand and Re-
serve Champion Angus heifers in
a 60-head show. Briana showed the
Reserve Champion Brahman heifer
for Briana Bishop who was also at
the show. Briton was called back into
the Reserve Champion ring when his
second place heifer competed for the
The Leverette family enjoys at-
tending fairs and livestock shows
around Florida competing in both the
steer and heifer competition while
sharpening their showmanship skills.
Kimberely Fuller Delancey to Pa-
tricia Fuller and Kimberely Fuller
Delancey, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
48 Foxwood Acres Unit 2.
Raymond D. Hutchinson to Ashton
A. Kalloo and Aneesha N. Gopaul
Kalloo, warranty deed, $506,100.00.
Eddie D. Silcox to David K. Rob-
erts, quit claim deed, $2,000.00.
Carl M. Williams and Frances C.
Williams to Carla W. Smith and Roy
A. Smith, quit claim deed, $10.00.
Joseph Lander and Sue T. Lander
to Joseph T. Lander and Kim Lander,
general warranty deed, $10.00.
Joseph T. Lander and Kim Lander
to Peter Bakowski and Sue T. Lander,
general warranty deed, $62,500.00.
Charles Edward Fulton to Arica L.
Shields and Joshua M. Shields, gen-
eral warranty deed, $18,000.00, Lot
285 WaccasassaCampsites Unit 1.
Carl A. Crum to Ronald Anthony
Crum Trustee and Carl A. Crum Re-
vocable Trust, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lots 5 and 6, Unit 2, Block 6.
Carl A. Crum to Ronald Anthony
Crum Trustee and Carl. A. Crum Re-
vocable Trust, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lots 1 and 2 and part of Lot 3, Block
9, Sun 'N Fun Unit 2.
Ricky Slaughter to BKE Ven-
tures, Inc., general warranty deed,
Richard W. Rehfeld to Vernon L.
Wood and Helen L. Wood, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lots 10 and 11 Block
10 West and Johnson.
Vernon L. Wood and Helen L.
Wood to Kyle R. Coss and Kath-
ryn Kaleita, general warrany deed,
$8,500.00, Lots 10 and 11 Block 10
West and Johnson.'
Robert L. Vaughan Trustee, Dewey
Lee Trustee, Theodore M. Burt Trust-
ee, Charles L. Scott Trustee, Eliza-
beth B. Scott Trustee, Will Gilbert
Trustee, Larry Clark Trustee, James
Thomas Trustee, and Trenton Meth-
odist Church to Amanda Faith Fouts,
general warranty deed, $100,000.00,
Lot 6 Block A Nannie Holmes Addi-
Donald Wells and Sarah Jo Wells
to Donna Jo Wells, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 8 Block 2 Unit 1 Suwan-
nee River Springs.
Robert Mikel Westbrook and Te-
resa H. Westbrook to Teresa H. West-
brook, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot
Fred L. Bradley and Linda S. Brad-
ley to Joseph W. Verilla and Susan E.
Verilla, warranty deed, $350,000.00,
Lot 2 Santa Fe Bend.
Fred L. Bradley and Linda S. Brad-
ley to Joseph W. Verilla and Susan E.
Verilla, warranty deed, $175,000.00,
Lot 1 Santa Fe Bend.
Barbara Wray Suggs to the Barba-
ra Wray Suggs Living Trust, special
warranty deed, $10.00.
NRLL East LLC to Yok H. Law,
warranty deed, $8,800.00, Lot 32
Forest Woodlands Estates.
Emmett Gaylord, Jr. to Internation-
alWomens Institute, general warranty
deed, $122,500.00, Lot 20 Santa Fe
Kevin L. Johnson and Beverly G.
Johnson to Beverly G. Johnson, spe-
cial warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 13
Meadow Wood Trails.
Woodard and Lane, Inc to Early J.
Burch, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 4,
Unit 1, Block 4 Sun 'N Fun.
Gary D. Fossen to Gary D. Fossen
and the Gary D. Fossen Revocable
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00.
Paul McDavid to Vann Kirkland;
Belinda J. Kirkland, and the Kirk-
land Living Trust, warranty deed,
$53,000.00, Lot 6 Turkey Point.
Robert M. Westbrook and Teresa
H. Westbrook to Robert M. West-
brook, warranty deed, $100.00, Lot
17 of Weirsdale.
Duane J. Ridgeway to Jeffrey Le-
onbruno and Judith A. Leonbruno,
general warranty deed, $241,900.00;
Emory J. Philman to Amos and
Alene Philman, quit claim deed,
James T. Kuhn to Wayne Thomas
Miller and Susan M. Pritchard, war-
ranty deed, $100,000.00, Lot 15 Su-
wannee Landing Subdivision.
Florida Museum's 29th
Annual Collectors Day
The Florida Museum. of Natural
History will hold its 29th Annual
Collectors Day on January 5, 2008,
and is now accepting registrations
from collectors interested in partici-
pating in this free event.
Collectors Day is one of the Flor-
ida Museum's longest-running and
most popular public programs. Table
space is limited and assigned on a
first-come, first served basis. Inter-
ested collectors may register through
November 21st. For more informa-
tion, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu or call
(352)846-2000, ext. 277.
Briana Leverette won the junior showmanship class.
Josh, Briton, Briana and J.D. Lev- sented the county well by bringing
erette attended the East Coast Classic home several awards.
Jackpot Livestock Show on Saturday, Josh who is a Sophomore at Tren-
September 8 in Deland, Florida. The ton High School won the showman-
Leverette family of Trenton repre- ship award out of approximately 30
putuannee iUber ljrinterg will hold their
$4 per plate, All-U-Can-Eat
(Pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, orange juice, coffee and tea)
Saturday, October 6th
1/2 mile north of Fanning Springs on SR-26
.For more info call: 352-542-9284
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) Program will hold a SHIP
educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday October
18, 2007 in the Gilchrist County Commissioners
Meeting Room at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
Florida. The class is free and open to the public.
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to
attend a SHIP class. If you have any questions,
please call the SHIP Program office at
Pub: October 4 & 11, 2007b
e, LAKE CITY
The English Speaker's Guide
to the Spanish Language
Gilchrist County Center
Thursday, October 11-November 1
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
For information on this course or for suggestions
on other courses of interest, call
Rachel Rogers (352) 463-0073
TEN VERY GOOD REASONS
WHY YOU SHOULD SELECT GCCI TO CONSTRUCT YOUR NEW HOME
Over thirty-two years in continuous operation as a General Contractor.
State of Florida Certified General Contractor. Qualified to build all structures
anywhere in the State of Florida.
We perform all carpentry functions with our. own in-house employees resulting in
a high quality end product.
Our own beautiful wood kitchen and bath cabinets shipped direct to us from
S ...our factory.
Knowledgeable and experienced with.the many various building materials including
all roofing and siding options.
With our computer-aided design software we can literally design your new
home right in front of your eyes.
Free in-house design and consultation services. Ability to fully explain all
A total one-stop, one-source company for all your new home requirements.
Design, pricing, material selection, consultation and construction.
From site completion to handing you the keys on move-in day, you can count
on GCCI to take care of everything in between.
All of us at GCCI are committed to total client satisfaction before, during
and after you have moved in. Our reputation and. livelihood depend upon it.
Call us today to schedule your first meeting
for planning the construction of your new home.
Forget what you hear & read, mortgage money is available
for qualified buyers at very competitive rates.
Gray Construction Company, Inc.
WHERE A LIVING PERSON ALWAYS ANSWERS THE PHONE
500 North Main Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone (352) 463-9060
G* r .. I. Fax (352) 463-0031
.iR OMPI.S/ Grayconst@aol.com
U"1 State of Florida Certified General Contractor
License Number CGC037553
Visit our new Sub-division in Bell. Rolling Hills now open. Beautiful new homes, 1/2-acre lots,
paved streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter, underground utilities, walk to Bell Schools.
Located behind the Post Office in Bell.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
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Joyful Heart Qujltefre and
Pictured is Barbara Strom who is going to make some little baby girl
warm and snuggly in their Sun Bonnet Sue quilt.
The Joyful Heart Quilters met on
Wednesday, September 19th. There
were eighteen members and two
guests present to quilt, sew, craft, vis-
it and celebrate the September birth-
days....Rita Simcoe, Ann Taylor and
Our Joyful Heart shirts arrived and
if you did not order one but want one,
speak with Elaine Nemeth. Also,
check with Elaine about our up-com-
ing trips or to attend our next meeting
or for information.
We are still looking for more men's
slippers, handmade or purchased, for
our Christmas project and we're con-
tinuing to make our card carousels
for the residents at Ayers.
To answer all the messages on my
phone about not seeing our article,
I'm fine and yes we still meet. Our
community is growing so quickly
that there is not enough room to print
those long rambling articles in our
paper any longer. Thanks for all of
your loving thoughts about the ar-
ticles over the past four or five years.
Several of you have suggested I write
a book about the Joyful Hearts, may-
be I will. 'Til next time, God's bless-
A Joyful Heart
BELLS & WHISTLES STORAGE
Across from the Dollar General
1859 North Hwy 129
Bell, FL .. '
10 x 10 UNITS, 10 x 20 units & 10 x 20 climate controlled available
.. .. '.
fun 4 Kids!
Pre -school/After school
/ Ages 2-12
/ NA6YG:,4ceredited Pre-.K
_j .... t^'Highscope Cu.riculum
/ School Readiness Program
/ CPR/First Aid Certified
V Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
/ USDA Food Program
/ CDA Certified Teachers
2739 S.W. 19th Circle, Trenton
Owners/rectors Robert P. Marsh
Owners/Drectors- Dawn F. Marsh Lic#C03GI0007
From The Desk Of Gilchrist
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending
October 1, 2007
On September 24, 2007, Daniel
G. McDonald, 10/25/88, was. ar-
rested on charges of VOP/Disor-
derly Intoxication and VOP/Resist-
ing without Violence.
On September 24, 2007, Kalon-
nie L. Jackson, 4/10/87, was ar-
rested on the charge of Accessory
after the Fact.
On September 24, 2007, Edna
D. Privett, 5/18/56, was arrested on
charges of VOP/DWLSR and Tres-
pass after Warning.
On September 25, 2007, Israel
0. Martinez, 1/10/88, was arrested
on the charge of No Valid Drivers
On September 25, 2007, April
M. Salley, 2/12/75, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Accessory after
On September 25, 2007, Mathew
J. Trenary, 4/4/83, was arrested on
the charge of Employment Fraud.
On September 25, 2007, Travi-
ous D. Norris, 5/14/86, was arrest-
ed on charges of VOP/Possession
of Cocaine Condition #27 and Writ
of Bodily Attachment.
On September 25, 2007, Brian
A. McGee, 7/18/84, was arrested
on the charge of VOP/Resisting
without Violence and VOP/Of City
On September 25,2007, Deborah
G. Sweeney, 8/13/64, was arrested
on charges of Trespassing, Resist-
ing without Violence and Disorder-
On September 26, 2007, Larry
W. Hays, 2/23/74, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Willful, Wanton
"Tony's Trail of Terror"
The leaves are falling, football is
getting good and cranked up and it is
starting to get dark a little bit earlier.
That can mean many things to us. But,
to the little guys it means one thing
"CANDY." They get so excited about
dressing up, carving pumpkins and
trick or treating. Most of all they are
excited about The 8th Annual "Tony's
Trail of Terror."
"Tony's Trail of Terror" consists of
several ghoulish volunteers that dedi-
cate their time to making one of the
best haunted houses around. It is also
designed for a safe alternative to trick
or treating. This year they are donat-
ing the proceeds .of this event to the
Trenton Quarterback Club.
We are asking all of our local busi-
nesses to participate in these fun-
filled action-packed nights by donat-
ing bags of candy. The candy is given
out to the kids as prizes when they
The event will start at dark on the
27th, 29th and the 30th of October, at
111 S. Main Street, (house next door
to the Trenton Medical Center) on
Hwy 129. It ends in the evening after
we have frightened all that come!
You can drop the candy off between
On September 26, 2007, Jamie
C. Vause, 12/20/63, was arrested on
the charge of Criminal Mischief.
On September 26, 2007, J. San-
tos B. Gonzales, 8/6/66, was ar-
rested on the charge of No Valid
On September 28, 2007, Donald
Gindlesperger, 6/23/77, was arrest-
ed on the charge of Unemployment
On September 29, 2007, Michael
S. Salley, 5/18/77, was arrested on
the charge of Aggravated Battery/
Domestic Violence, Felony Crimi-
nal Mischief and Prevention Use of
On September 29, 2007, Nor-
man B. Hamilton, 3/17/67, was ar-
rested on the charge of Disorderly
On September 29, 2007, Ash-
ley M. Ahl, 3/8/41, was arrested
on charges of DUI arid Refusal to
On September 29, 2007, Tony A.
Stone, 6/26/70, was arrested on the
charge of Battery/Domestic Vio-
On September 30, 2007, Jack
D. Stone, 6/15/51, was arrested on
charges of Battery/Domestic Vio-
lence, FTA/DWLSR and FTA/Im-
On September 30, 2007, Jason
L. Hewett, 12/9/76, was arrested
on the charge of VOP/DUI.
On October 1, 2007, Jason A.
Trumpp, 9/18/84, was arrested on
the charge of Battery/Domestic
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday
at Riverland Mortgage Corporation.
We are located at 723 E. Wade Street
in Trenton on Hwy 26 across from
Subway. If you need further informa-
tion please call Bill Deen or Krishna
Frye at (352)463-1313.
We thank you in advance for your
continued support to our youth.
Trenton Quarterback Club
* Electrical Repairs
* Ceiling Fans & Lighting
* Switch & Plug Repair
* Security Lighting
* Service Panel Upgrades
* Back-Up Power
* Air Conditioner Circuits
* Telephone Outlets
* Shed Power
* Landscape Lighting
* And Much More
tournament will benefit
The March of Dimes
The employees of GRU and the
City of Gainesville's general gov-
ernment are organizing their annual
Healthy Babies Trout and Redfish
Saltwater Fishing Tournament Satur-
day, October 13th in Cedar Key.
The tournament benefits the March
of Dimes in its fight to prevent birth
defects and to ensure that all future
babies are born.
The tournament, open to everyone,
will be held at the Cedar Key Public
Boat Ramp starting at safe light and
ending at 4:00 p.m. Participants can
pre-register by mail or at the boat
ramp the morning of the tournament.
The entry fee is $90.00 per boat, limit
three persons per boat.
Any person under the age of 18
must fish with a consenting adult.
Over. 20 local businesses are par-
ticipating as sponsors of this year's
tournament. For more information,
contact Eric Chapman at (352)334-
3400 Ext. 1082, or email him at chap-
For more information, visit the
March of Dimes Web site at www.
marchofdimes.com or its Spanish
Web site at www.nacersano.org.
Suwannee Valley Players presents
Dracula's Widow, written by Billy St.
John, October 25-28 and November
1-4. In this high-voltage sequel to
Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale,
the widow of Dracula moves to Eng-
land in search of fresh blood. When
she sets her sights on a new groom,
Jeremy, she is confronted by a vam-
pire slayer whose own life was saved
by the late Professor Van Helsing.
The tension climaxes when the two
women, one human, one a monstrous
fiend, match wits in a battle over Jer-
emy's very soul.
Dracula's Widow is playing at the
Chief Theater at 25 East Park Avenue
in Chiefland, Florida. Show times are
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
and Sundays at 2:30. Tickets can be
purchased from Suwannee Valley In-
ternet and Computers at 114 N. Main
Street in Chiefland or from Sunday's
Coffee & More on Highway 19 in
Chiefland, or at the box office (which
Certified Unlimited Electrical Contractor
Call the best... not the rest!
opens 45 minutes before curtain). For
more information, contact Suwannee
Valley Players at 493-ARTS or visit
our website at www.svplayers.com.
Public invited to Kurtz
and Sons Dairy Farm
Tour to be held
The High Springs Farmers Market
is organizing a special tour of Kurtz
and Sons Dairy Farm near Live Oak
on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 9
This is a wonderful opportunity
to see an outstanding local dairy op-
eration and meet the cows! The tour
will include a hay-ride to see the pad-
docks, pastures, silage production
and Bubba's own fertilizer recycling
system. A walking tour will include
the milking parlor, bottling plant, raw
milk room, feed area and the fly trap.
The tour of the farm will last' about
two hours and will occur rain or
shine. (Dairy operations never stop.)
Kurtz and Sons Dairy, just west of
Live Oak has been a family owned
and operated business for two gener-
ations. The dairy produces high qual-
ity, hormone-free milk from grass-
fed cows and sells their pasteurized
whole milk and drinkable yogurt
at farmers markets throughout the
North Central Florida area. At their
farm store, the Kurtz Family also
sells free-range chicken eggs, grass-
fed beef and other farm products.
To participate in the dairy farm
tour, meet at the High Springs City
Hall parking lot at 9 a.m. on Saturday
morning to receive maps and direc-
tions and organize car pooling, if in-
terested. The trip will take approxi-
mately 5 hours (one hour drive time
each way, plus an hour for lunch). The
farm tour cost is a suggested donation
of $5 per person to the Kurtz Family
for their time and tour guide services.
Participants should also bring a sack
lunch or lunch money for a restaurant
stop in downtown Live Oak.
This tour has been organized to
feature one of the outstanding, small
farm operations in our area that is
providing healthy, high quality food
for local consumption. The tour is
being co-sponsored by the Conserva-
tion Committee of the High Springs
Woman's Club and the Farm to Fam-
ily Market Operation. For more in-
formation, call 454-3304.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,2007
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Mr. Robert Lee Brown
Mr. Robert Lee Brown of Cross
City passed away Friday, September
28, 2007 at the Haven Hospice of
the Tri-Counties. He was 72 years of
Mr. Brown was born in Jena, Flori-
da. He served in the United States Air
Force for 24 1/2 years serving in Viet
Nam and retiring in 1980. He then
went to work for Northrop Grumman
as an aircraft technician. He retired
from there in 2003 and moved back
to Dixie County.
He was a member of the Di-
xie County Rotary Club, the Dixie
County Chamber of Commerce and
the DAV. He was a Protestant.
Mr. Brown is preceded in death by
his brother, Walter; sister, Jenette;
and parents, Dan and Mae Valentine
He is survived by his wife, Mildred
Brown of Cross City; daughters, Pa-
mela Kay Smith of Cross City and
Judy Darlene Hanson of Las Vegas,
Nevada; brothers, Dan Brown Jr. of
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Melbourne, and Lamar Brown of
Cross City; sisters, Mazell Johnson
of Cross City and Hattie Keating of
Syracuse, New York; and grandson,
Robert Corey Smith.
Funeral Services were held Mon-
day, October 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
with Rev. Mike Brown officiating. A
visitation was held on Monday eve-
ning between the hours of 5 and 7
p.m. prior to the service. Burial will
follow at a later date at Cross City
Cemetery in Cross City, Florida.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.
Mrs. Alene B. Myers
Mrs. Alene B. Myers went to be
with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
on September 28,2007. She was born
Alene Bailey on December 18, 1922
She lived many years in Atlanta,
Georgia and moved to Hilliard, Ohio
in 1999. She was a member of Dublin
(OH) Baptist Church and sang with
the Hilliard Happiness Entertainers.
Mrs. Myers was preceded in death
by her son, George Slaughter.
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She is survived by her son, Gene
Slaughter (Becki) of Cole Camp,
Missouri; daughter, Linda Harvey
(Tom) of Columbus, Ohio; grand-
children, Sarah and Andrew Trafford,
Renee, Scott, Kerry, Shannon, Gar-
rett and Sededra Slaughter, Leslie
Dalton, Jana Clare Woods; several
great-grandchildren; brothers, O.W.
Bailey, James Bailey (Eloise) and
J.N. Bailey, all residing in Florida;
and sister Jane Quincey (Samuel)
She will be remembered as a sweet,
loving mom, sister and grandma,
a good friend and neighbor, and a
faithful follower of Jesus.
A memorial service was held on
Sunday, September 30th in Hilliard,
Ohio. A graveside service -will be
held at Pine Grove Baptist Church
cemetery in Trenton on Friday, Octo-
ber 5th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions may be made to the
Hilliard Happiness Entertainers, c/o
Hilliard Senior Center, 3800 Munici-
pal Way, Hilliard, Ohio 43026; or to
Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coff-
man Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017.
Mrs. Wanda Lou Odom
Mrs. Wanda Lou Odom of Old
Town passed away Thursday, Sep-
tember 27, 2007 at her home. She
was 73 years of age.
Mrs. Odom and her husband moved
here thirteen years ago from Denver,
Co. She is a member of the Old Town
Baptist Church. She enjoyed many
hobbies including, making porcelain
dolls, ceramics, needlework and sew-
She is survived by her husband,
Raymond P. Odom of Old Town;
daughter, Sharon Kay Briels of Gun-
nison, Co; sister, Linda Garcia of
Centennial, Co; two grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was held Satur-
day, September 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
at the First Assembly of God Church
on Hwy 351 in Cross City with Pas-
tor Ricky Borklund officiating.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.
Mrs. Tammie Jean Tryon
Mrs. Tammie Jean Tryon, age 44,
died at Shands Hospital in Gaines-
ville, on September 29, 2007. Tam-
mie was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
on November 25, 1962.
Tammie lived in Bell/Trenton all
her life and was an equipment de-
livery driver for Ro-Tech. She was
loved'by her patients.
Tammi'e':iis3 pre'dee-.ae d ~LI her.,
brother Kenneth Necker.
She was dearly loved and will be
missed by those who survive her, in-
cluding her husband,.Gary R. "Pos-
sum" Tryon of Bell; sons, Dale "Lee"
McCumber and Randy McCum-
ber both of Trenton, Kevin Hamby
of Miami and Chris Peyton of Old,
Town; daughters, Tabitha McCum-
ber of Trenton,'Candace Bordine of
Old Town, Jennifer Larkin and Julie
Pearson both of Blue Ridge, Georgia;
parents, Dale and Marlene Necker
-of Archer; brother Daniel Necker of
Gainesville; sisters, Mary Fisher of
Gainesville and Wendy Nourse of
Oelwein, Iowa; grandparents, Art
and Betty Necker of Archer; nine
grandchildren and many nieces and
Funeral services were held at 10:00
a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton
with Reverend Andy Cook officiat-
ing. The family received friends on
Monday, October 1, 2007 at the fu-
neral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests
that donations be made to the Gary
and Tammie Tryon fund at Drum-
mond Community Bank. Arrange-
ments under the care of Watson Fu-
Real listening is a willingness to let
the other person change you.
Mr. Frank Milton
Mr. Frank Milton Weaver, 82 years
old, of Old Town passed away Thurs-
day, September 27, 2007 at the Mal-
com Randall VA Medical Center in
Gainesville. He was a lifetime resi-
dent of Dixie County and attended
the Cross City Seventh Day Adven-'
,He is survived by daughter, Gladys
Mobley of Yulee, Florida; son in law,
Gary "Gabby" Edmonds; sister, Lois
Boucher of Palatka; brother Laverne
Weaver of New Symma Beach; six
grandchildren and three great-grand
Memorial services will be held at
a later date. Arrangements have been
placed under the care of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross
Cemeteries Workday To
Be Held October 13th
There will be a workday at Wayfair
and Townsend cemeteries on Satur-
day, October 13th.
Any families and interested per-
sons are asked to bring tools for the
occasion which begins at 8:00 a.m. at
The Bethel Baptist Cemetery
Committee would like to inform the
public of a few changes. Let us state
how much we appreciate your past
We are asking the citizens that when
they plan to bury someone at Bethel,
to please follow the procedure listed
below. First of all call the church of-
fice between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,
Monday thru Thursday and you will
be assisted with your request.
If you need to contact someone at
Bethel on Friday, Saturday or Sunday,
please call one of the following indi-
viduals in our church. Larry Bachle,
Mae Beckelheimer, J. M. Everett,
Midge Everett, Brandon Pridgeon,
Doyle Pridgeon, Cindy Renfroe and
Duane Spears. Also, please call one
of these people if you cannot reach
anyone in the Church office Monday
Please do not permit the funeral
home grave diggers to dig graves
without notifying one of these indi-
viduals listed in this article. There
will have to be a vault for the casket
as the State of Florida requires this.
The chinch and center\ -ale lo-
cated at 7070 S\V 334-A in Trenton'
(about 2 miles north of Highway 26).
The phone number is (352)463-2028.
Please call the church at anytime for
information. We thank you in advance
for your assistance in these matters.
The community price for. graves
has not changed since 1986. The
price is $200.00 per grave site.
Please assist us when leaving the
cemetery by closing the gates. Also,
please help. us by placing your dead
flowers in the church dumpster across
the street. May God richly bless ev-
The Woodmen of the
World monthly meeting
The Woodmen of the World will
hold its monthly meeting on October
16th at 7:00 p.m. at The Lodge Hall.
Refreshments will be served.
Woodmen of the World
The Woodmen of the World will
be having a family picnic on October
6th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pic-
nic will be held at The Lodge Hall on
Hwy 26. The lodge will provide the
meat. Bring a covered dish.
The "Waste Watcher"
comes to High Springs
High Springs Farmers Market will
host the Alachua County Office of
Waste Alternatives' "Waste Watcher"
program on Thursday, October 4th,
2007 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. during
normal market hours.
The program is designed to help
consumers learn to buy "S .M.A.R.T."
and Save Money And Reduce Trash.
Choosing recyclable or post-consum-
er products will help keep our landfill
from filling up, according to program
materials. For more information
about the program call 352-374-5213
or visit www.TheWasteWatcher.com.
The High Springs Farmers Market
is also open year round every Thurs-
day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is lo-
cated in James Paul Park in down-
town High Springs. Access and park-
ing is available from Main Street at
NW 2nd Avenue and from NW 1st
Avenue (Hwy 27) at City Hall, lo-
cated at 110 NW 1st Avenue.
The market features locally pro-
duced fresh fruits and vegetables,
plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, jams,
jellies, baked goods and many other
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is a year-round growers' market sup-
porting local agriculture, education,
the arts and businesses and is pro-
duced by the City of High Springs.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Yeago at 386-454-3950.
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The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at the fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Octo-
ber 6th, and run until at least 10:00
a.m. All residents of the northeast
Gilchrist County area and surround-
ing communities are invited to at-
Ask us about participating as an
Active Firefighter or Associate Mem-
ber. We always welcome members
for both categories. If you can't make
the breakfast, you're invited to attend
our regular meetings on the first and
third Thursdays of the month at 7:00
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausage, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your. neighbors.. See
you on the first Saturday of October
(and every month)!
Gilchrist County Republican Ex-
ecutive Connmine will be meeting at,
7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th at
the Bell Community Center.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY OCTOBER 4.2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
C L egal C
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Case No.: 21-2007-DR-266
JESSICA H. PEACE
WALLACE PEACE, JR.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: WALLACE PEACE, JR., 123
FRAZIER ST. WAYNESVILLE, NC
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on JESSICA
PEACE, whose address is 6120 NW
50TH TERRACE, BELL, FL 32619
on or before OCTOBER 17, 2007, and
file the original with the clerk of this
Court at P.O. Box 37, TRENTON, FL
32693, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kendra K. Cathey
Pub: September 13,20,27,
October 4, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 21-2007-CP-0031
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
LUTHER EDWARD HUGHES, JR.,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that a Formal
Administration has been filed in the Es-
tate of LUTHER EDWARD HUGHES,
JR., Deceased, File Number 2007-CP-
0031 by the Circuit Court for GIL-
CHRIST County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P. O. Box 37,
Trenton, FL 32693.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
All creidtors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
Decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three months or
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OF THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the Decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 27, 2007.
Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 178770
P.O. Box 1129
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone (352) 493-1458
Persons Giving Notice:
STEPHANIE H. BEACH
8169 SW 83rd Terrace
Trenton, FL 32693
8169 SW 83rd Terrace
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Trenton, FL 32693.
pub. September 27, 2007 and October 4,
The Gilchrist County Board of County
Conmmnissioners hereby gives notice that
bids will be accepted from qualified bid-
ders for the following work:
Construction of a limerock base with
limerock provided by Gilchirst County,
construction of an asphaltic concrete
wearing surface on the base, shoulder
work and incidental items. Location of
this work is Gilchrist County Roads SE
62nd Court and SE 67th Court located
in Section 3, Township 10 South, Range
16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida. The
length of project is approximately 1.5
miles. Approximately 90 days will be al-
lowed for construction.
Sealed bids will be received at the of-
fice of the Gilchrist County Administra-
tor, P.O. Drawer 367,209 SE First Street,
Trenton, Florida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Friday, October 12, 2007. Bidding
Documents will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Thursday, October 11,
All work is to be done in accordance
with the Plans,
Specifications, and Special Provisions
to accompany the Florida Department of
Transportation Standard Specifications
for Road and Bridge Construction 2004.
Bidding Documents may be obtained
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498
The right is reserved to accept orreject
any or all bids.
Pub. September 27 and October 4, 2007b
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-0032
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
a Delaware corporation,
K. WILLIAM AVERY a/k/a K. W.
AVERY; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and against
the above named Defendant who are
unknown to be dead or alive whether
said unknown are persons, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other claimants;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF K.WILLIAM
AVERY a/k/a K.W. AVERY; ETHEL
M. AVERY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ETHEL M. AVERY; MARILYN
HUNT RIVERS, TRUSTEE OF THE
MARILYN HUNT RIVERS LIVING
TRUST; VALERIE JEAN BATES;
TENANT I/UNKNOWN TENANT; and
TENANT II/UNKNOWN TENANT, in
possession of the subject real property,
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to the final judgment/order
entered in the above' noted case, that I
will sell the following property situated
in Gilchrist County, Florida described as:
LOT 7 OF OAK HILL, a subdivision
as per plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3 at pages 11 and 12 of the Public
Records of Gilchrist County, Florida.
Including a mobile home situated
thereon described as:
Make: NOBILITY HOMES INC
Model: House Trailer
PARCEL ID NO: 16-08-16-0234-
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. South doors
of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
South Main, Trenton, Florida 32693 on
October 29, 2007. The highest bidder
shall immediately post with the Clerk, a
deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the
final bid. The deposit must be cash or
cashier's check payable to the Clerk of
the Court. Final payment must be made
on or before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the
sale by cash or cashier's check.
Attorney for Plaintiff:
GARY I. GASSEL, P.A.
2191 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34237
(941) 365-0907 (Fax)
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Pub: October 4 and 11, 2007b.
PROCLAMATION OF THE
MAYOR AND NOTICE OF
GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE
TOWN OF BELL
Under, and by virtue of the power
vested in me as Mayor of the Town of
Bell on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, for
the purpose of electing officers to serve
(a) Group 1: Town Council Member
Seat, two (2) year term, currently held
by Iris Roberts;
(b) Group 2: Town Council Member
Seat, two (2) year term, currently held
by Ray Sanders;
(c) Town Clerk: Two (2) year term,
office currently held by Interim Town
Clerk, Tammy E. Jones.
The election shall be held at Bell Com-
munity Center, 1180 NE Main Street,
Bell, Florida and the polls shall be open
at 7 a.m. on said day and shall close at 7
p.m. on the same day.
The date for the run-off election,
should it be required, will be on Tuesday,
December 18, 2007.
Candidates for office must be residents
of the Town of Bell, and qualified elec-
tors. The qualification period for candida-
cy for this election is from Monday, Oc-
tober 29, 2007 through Friday, November
2, 2007 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. each day, at the office of the Super-
visor Of Elections for Gilchrist County at,
the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Tren-
Given under my hand and the official
seal of the Town of Bell, Florida this 28th
day of September 2007.
Darryl A. Bryan
Pub. October 4,11,18,25, 2007.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gil-
christ County Board of County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on
Monday, October 15, 2007, at 5:00 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the Board of County, Com-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, for
the adoption of Ordinance 07-19, with
the following short title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY; FLORIDA, RE-
DUCING THE SPEED LIMIT ON ALL
OR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST 97TH
TR\AI. Ni'PTI-FVEST 47TH PLACE,
AND N)RTHE \ST 2ND COURT, -
306 NE Hwy 351
No Stitch, No Patch, No Shot
Implantable Contact Lens
Laser Vision Correction
FROM 55 MILES PER HOUR TO 30
MILES PER HOUR; MAKING FIND-
INGS IN SUPPORT OF REDUCED
SPEED LIMITS; PROVIDING IN-
STRUCTIONS TO THE CODIFIER;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. A copy of the pro-
posed ordinance is available for public in-
spection at the office of the County Clerk,
County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida during regular business
Persons with disabilities requesting rea-
sonable accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact (352) 463-
3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need to en-
sure testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK
Pub. October 4, 2007b.
The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast, serving Citrus, Dixie, Gil-
christ, Levy, and Sumter Counties, will
be facilitating the Citrus County Advi-
sory Council Bi-Monthly meetings at the
Environment Health, FSU Extension Of-
fice in Lecanto, Florida. The next meet-
ing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday,
October 8th, 2007. Please contact the
Coalition office at 352-563-9939 if you
have any questions. Public participation
Pub. October 4, 2007b.
The Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly
Tri County Advisory Council Meeting
on Friday, October 12, 2007. The meet-
ing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the CDS
Chiefland Office, located at 124 N. Main
Street, Chiefland, FL. Please contact Co-
alition staff at (877) 336-5437 or (352)
490-5855 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. October 4, 2007b.
The Learning Coalition of the Nature
Coast will be facilitating the Sumter
County Advisory Council Bi-Monthly
Meeting on Wednesdeay, October 10,
2007 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be
held at the Wildwood Government Annex
Building, 362 Shopping Center Drive,
Wildwood, FL. 34785. Please contact
Coalition staff at (877) 336-5437 if you
have any question. Public participation,
Pub. October 4, 2007b.
Tri-County Primary Care welcomes nationally published
specialist Dr. Joel K. Shugar to Cross City.
Dr. Shugar will be in Cross City for one day only -
Friday, October 26th at 12:00 pm!
Don't miss this opportunity!
Dr. Shugar is a board certified ,
ophthalmologist who is widely -
recognized as one of the leaders
in the field of ophthalmology.
And on Friday, October 26th,
Dr. Shugar will be as near
as your neighborhood and
as close as your phone.
Call Darlene toll-free to make an
appointment for an eye exam today!
1-800-870-6001 ext. 641
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1-0087601- www.natuecoatey .cm
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Assistance with Planning and Design
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7230 S W 80th Avenue Trenton, F:. rid:, 326~ ..
224 North Main Street o Chiefland 490-8222 r
7th anniversary. We want to
thank the community for their
support and business. We
have been truly blessed and
value every friendship made.
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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 4. 2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
BIG CHARITY YARD SALE: Pro-
ceeds go to 4-Pets Sake. Furniture,
bikes, lamps, all kinds of general
merchandise. 9 am, Saturday, Octo-
ber 6th at the Bell Club House, be-
hind Bell Town Hall. Donations are
always accepted. For info call 386-
935-0975 or 888-727-2972. e-mail:
GUN SHOW and Dixie Fall Festival,
Saturday, October 13, 9am-5pm and
Sunday, October 14, noon-5pm. $3 ad-
mission to Gun Show; Trailriders Club,
US 19/98 to Airport Road, Cross City.
Coke machine, lots of NASCA
tary and misc. collectibles. ZTR
tools, guns, household and muc
Saturday, 8am-5pm & Sunday 8a
207 NE 639 Street in Old Town,
Street, follow signs.
Ministries: Annual Yard Sale,
5th & 6thm 8am-2pm, Hwy 12
- between Trenton and Bell. Nex
FANNING SPRINGS COMM
CHURCH YOUTH: HUGE yar
BBQ. Saturday, 10/6 7:30am-2p
1 llam-lpm $5. For more informal
YARD SALE: 8979 SE 73rd Lar
Stp, 10-4 berry. Saturday, October 6th, 71
Household items, TVs, furniture
COM- rens & women's clothing. Lots
xt to Bus BIG YARD SALE AT ST. JOH
27 from 8am 4:30pm.
UNITY BIG YARD SALE: October 5ti
*d sale & 9am until ??? Clothes, including
,m. BBQ es, newborn boy's, lots of misc.
nation call 3rd Street in Trenton.
SALE: Saturday, October 6th,
1PM, HWY 26 & 337 Alt, acr<
-s NO Hitching Post, follow signs.
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Donations needed for yard sa
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neu
cinations and medical assist
low-income families. We have
facilities but not a thrift store
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 3
0975 or 866 727 2972 email f
[ For Sale
1996 18' SEA RAY BOW
BOAT: 160hp V6 Mercruiser I/(
$6,500 obo. 386-935-6551.
INC.- SEE OUR LISTINGS
(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.trokerealtyinc.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE WEST OF BELL:. 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped 9.97-acre property located
just 3/4-mile from the Suwannee. Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (top-line appliances) and
more. Outside has 46x40 combo garage/workshop (room for horses), nice mix of trees, pasture & wildlife--contact Barbara and/dr office for all
WELL-BUILT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home, on
landscaped 110xi50 tract in town. Has spacious living room/dining area, bonus room w/fireplace, full kitchen (includes china cabinetry), 2-car garage &
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...$144,900.
'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in NE Trenton. Owners have
priced to sell, in 'as is' condition, and home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding & more...excellent 'fixer-upper'
opportunity for handyperson...$105,000.
-- SUWANNEE RIVER-AREA PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET --
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, full-service kitchen. & more. Outer features
include built seawalls, attached river deck & dock, 26x48 detached garage/workshop & more...Priced below appraised value...$454,900.
OLD TOWN RIVER-AREA HOME & 1+ LANDSCAPED ACRE: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built two-level CB home, on neatly kept 1.06-acre property,
located within stone's throw of the Suwannee & Nature Coast Trail/Bridge (includes S/Ds private boat entry). Over 2700 inside sqft. of comfort, with
16x36 attached covered patio deck (w/hot tub); also has bonus rooms, 20x24 work bldg., and more--call office for Jean/Jim for details...$265,000.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT TRACTS FOR SALE: Two separate unspoiled 5+ acre tracts available, wooded properties each with at least 200' frontage
along the Suwannee, both located at Shady Bend Air Park S/D near Bell. Call/email our office, for full property details...5.06-acres for $169,900;
6.28-acres for $249,900.
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET --
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 barn (w/office, RV parking), and more...$224,900.
REDUCED (From $265,000)--SPACIOUS M/HOME, HORSE BARN, 11 ACRES & MORE: 4 BR/2 BA: Plenty of room to spread out, with
fully-fenced 11.34-acres (2 side-by-side tracts), roomy 27x70 2002 Manufactured Home, 33x33 metal brim (with 4 horse stalls/tack-room), all located in
East Gilchrist Co., within short drive to Gainesville/Alachua Co.--Owners motivated, say bring offers...$219,900. .
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: A spacious 28x76 2001 Manufactured Home, on wooded/secluded 9.4-acres
within one mile of Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft. of comfort, including full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call or
email Barbara/office for details...$179,900.
LARGE D/WIDE M/HOME ON 5 LANDSCAPED ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: Wooded country acreage, good location close to CR-337 & SR-26 in east
Gilchrist. Has well-kept 27x60 Manufactured (with wood deck/porch & 15x30 metal barn), along with nice mix of pine & oak, dug-in pond & more on
5 PASTURE ACRES & HOME-SITE NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Would make a fine horse/home property, for this 5-acre fenced tract
along paved County Line Rd., with 14x52 Home, and newly built 24x24 frame addition. Property also has wrap-around porch and lots more...$149,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5 ACRES NEAR TRENTON/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Spacious 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located on mostly-open
5-acre tract just East of town, with seclusion at road cul-de-sac. Has full kitchen/dining area, large living room, workshop bldg., fenced 1/2-acre animal pen
& Viore...priced to sell...$119,900.
OWNER-FINANCE POSSIBLE, FOR M/HOMES w/ACREAGE NEAR BELL: Two separate Manufactured Homes, each on 5-acre wooded tracts
located near CR-340, and where Owner will consider financing, pending credit check (w/following minimum terms: 20% down pymt., 9.5% yearly interest
& 10-20 year loan term)--call or email our office for all details...$114,900 (each)
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 Bell schools. Has spacious split-plan format, with garden tub/separate shower for Main bath, full-appliance kitchen, attached screened
porch/deck & lots more... Owner is ready to self...$97,900.
5.5 WOODED ACRES, NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: 3 BR/1 BA: Wooded, secluded acreage, close to SR-26 for quick drive into Gainesville.
Manufactured Home being sold in 'as is' condition; property also has pole barn & outbuildings. Owner motivated...$82,500.
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...$74,000.
PROPERTY PRICED TO SELL--M/HOME AT AYERS ESTATES: 3 BR/2 BA: Affordably-priced being sold in 'as is' condition, the. 26x50
Manufactured (w/metal-garage addition) is on landscaped tract in town, call or e-mail for full details...$64,900.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET --
JUST REDUCED (From $59,900)--VERY AFFORDABLE 5-ACRE TRACT NEAR TRENTON: Lots of large oak, pine & cypress dot this 5-acre
tract, with paved frontage along SR-47 just east of town...Owner has priced to sell...$49,900.
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, a nice mix of woods & pasture. Also has frontage along CR-337, with
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded tract, with road frontage along 2 sides (along Spillers Hwy.), so
potential for multiple home-sites; also next to county park near Old Town...$220,000.
10-or-20 ACRES--WOODED, PRIVATE ACREAGE NEAR BELL: A 20-acre tract, a wooded property near Bell. Owner will consider splitting to two
10-acre tracts--call/email Barbara for the details..$160,000 (20 acres)/$89,500 (10 acres)
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL ZONED LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots available, a total of 170x160 in size, city-zoned for multiple home-sites
so perfect for local investor--call for details...$100,000.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Seven separate properties available, throughout the Gilchrist & North Levy Co. area--each ready for new home-site,
some with paved front, check with office for all the locations...tract prices start from $51,900, and start at $69,900 (with well/septic installed).
LOTS TO HALF-TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900, acre tracts start from $19,900; Two city lots for
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: I
Jim or Jean Troke
Two 1974 Voltswagons: 1 is a super bee-
., tle. 1 is regular beetle. (352) 472-5954.
1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE GT: Con-
ltp,10-4 vertible, loaded, 54,000 miles, CD/MP3,
very clean, very quick, 28 mpg. $3,800
N'S: Alt obo. 352-222-4313.
1M ''.-', 1
plus siz-NE Motorcycles
624 NE LII
tb,10-4 Check out ChieflandMotorcycles.com
tb,104 for quality pre-owned motorcycles. Buy-
WE DO CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY:
Furniture, marine, vehicles. 463-2667.
QUALITY LAWN CARE: Call Chuck
386-935- TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION:
fourpets- WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
tfnb,3-2 Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
ELMORE'S SIMULATED BRICK &
STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
RIDER mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
O engine. 6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
5542, 214-3702. Fax 352-472-0124.
BOB OSBORNE TREE SERVICE,
INC.: 70 ft. bucket truck, hydraulic load-
er truck, stump grinder. Free Estimates.
PRESSURE WASHING, PAINT-
ING, DECK & PATIO BUILDING
and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
Santa Fe of Newberry
1988 FORD RANGER AUTO, COLD AC ......$'1,900
1986 LINCOLN TOWNCAR LOADED LOW MILES ..'3,900
1995 FORD F150 SC 4X4 AUTO V8 ........'4,900
1997 FORD TAURUS SE LOW MILES ....... $5,900
1999 DODGE NEON 5 SPEED GAS SAVER .. .'6,900
2002 KIA RIO 5 SPEED GAS SAVER .......'6,900
1990 FORD F350 RC FLATBED WITH DUMP DIESEL '7,900
2002 FORD ESCORT ZX2 AUTO, LOW MILES .'7,900
1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXI LEATHER .. .8,900
2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY VS CLEAN ..'8,900
2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS CLEAN .......'8,900
2001 GMC JIMMY SLS SUNROOF ........,'8,900
2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL V6 CLEAN ...'9,900
1999 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS LEATHER .'10,90(
2002 FORD RANGER SC AUTO V6 ........ '10,900
2002 KIA OPTIMA LX LOADED .........'10,900
2003 FORD MUSTANG AUTO V6, SPORTY .'10,90
2004 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER AUTO ...... '10,900
2004 FORD F150 RC 5 SPEED LOW MILES .'10,900
2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX AUTO PW/PL '10,900
2005 FORD RANGER RC, 5 SPEED LOW MILES .10,900
2005 DODGE NEON AUTO ................ 10,900
2000 CHEVROLET 1500 EXT CAB AUTO V8 .11,900
2000 FORD F150 SC .................11,995
2006 FORD TAURUS ...................11,995
1999 FORD F150 SC AUTO V8 ...........12,900
2003 FORD EXPLORER SPORTTRAC CLEAN '12,900
2002 FORD F150 SC AUTO V8 ............'13,900
2004 MITSUBISHI MONTERO LOADED CLEAN .13,900
2004 FORD F150 SC XLT AUTO ......... .13,900
2004 DODGE 1500 CREW CAB SLT .......'13,900
2003 FORD F150 REG CAB ............ '13,995
2003 FORD F250 SC LARIAT 4X4 ........'14,900
2004 ISUZU NPR 30FT FLATBED ......... '14,900
2001 CHEVY 1500 SC Z71 .............'16,900
2003 FORD F150 SC ................'16,900
101 NW 242nd Street
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
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HAIRSTYLIST: Betty's Salon & Day-
Spa in Newberry. 352-472-8004. Booth
Christie's School of E
Now offering new classes for October, m
One Broker's Class and Two Salespersons,
for pre-licensing requirements. Start 2008 with
a career in real estate, the best Christmas gift you can give
yourself. Call today for reservations, seating is limited.
352-490-9200, 352-493-4855, 352-219-8557
buying or selling ??
Call today for a free
market anjalisi -
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Investmeni Opp,,rtuni)!! L,.jI d dir tilj .11 -I
Highway 19 in Fanning Springs Motel with restaurant -'
already furnished great potential. Motel currently consists
of 18 rooms and an In-Ground swimming pool!! Also on
this site is Manager/Owner living quarters with over 1000
square foot of living space. Call for more info!!!
JUST REDUCED!!! Bring some dough and
"cookie-cut" your 5 acre parcel out of an available 12
acres. Located in Gilchrist county Cleared pasture land
located close to Hart Springs and in "A-Rated" school
district. $65,000 MLS #756633 Call Today!!
Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-0009
17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
.= Suwannee Branch Office (352) 542-9007
23382 SE 349 Hwy., Suwannee, FL 32692
OPPoRTUNrY email@example.com or www.jimkingrealty.com REALTOR*
Very Nice 2/2SW MH, only a couple of blocks PRICED REDUCED, MOTIVATED
from the Suwannee River and a boat ramp. SELLERS!! New 2/2 home on over 3 acres!
This partially furnished MH has a fenced yard, This would make a great starter, or empty nest
screened porch, storage shed, and more. A home. Beautiful wooded tract, with privacy
great get-a-way place. $78,000 (DMH- from neighbors. This is a must see! $90,000
756977-JW) 542-0009. (DMH-752145-MKH) 493-2221
Shired Island 2Br. / 1 Ba. Hunting Camp Only minutes from Suwannee you will find
located just off Shired Island road (HWY 357) this affordable DW MH ON lAc. MOL. This
Good Hunting area and if you like Fishing the home has many possibilities as a weekend
Flats some of the best. There is a County Park get-a-way, investment property, or vacation
and Boat ramp at Shired Island. $97,500.00 home. Close to the Gulf, River, & boat ramps.
(DR-756974-K) 493-2221 $125,000 (DMH-756228-JW) 463-6144
Very Private and approx. a half mile to boat This property is a nature lover's dream. It has
ramp on Suwannee River. This 4 / 2 with large everything and brings back those memories of
covered porch features nice large rooms, open old Florida. Beautiful 3/2 2003 homes of merit
floor plan, family room with fireplace, and and a workshop with an efficiency living area.
bonus area with computer desk. Landscaped, The 58 ac. Has an abundance of deer, turkey,
storage building and pool. Must See. $169,900. hogs, etc. And stocked fish pond. $640,000.
(GMH-754975-K) 493-2221 (LMH-756296-RH) 493-2221
FL: Toll Free 1-877-54:
349N 7 miles north of 0
Crabb Church NE 512 A
church) 1/2 mile on right
ors, size & styles of mar
to choose from in our in'
puter specialist to assist y
a lasting tribute to the life
one. Closed: Sunday & M
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4p
8am-12noon or call for fr
TIM POWELL ELEC
installations and repairs,
insured. State Reg. #EC1
CARPENTERS & C
needed for vet's office, pa
have exceptional customer
please fax your resume
7444. Also looking for ex]
time groomer. 463-7100.
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Call Woodland Craft Signs
1 (352) 463-7135 I
OLD TOWN, CDI Head Start serving Levy, Dixie, &
2-3432. Hwy- Gilchrist Counties has the following im-
ld Town. Mc- mediate openings. No phone calls or fax-
venue (behind es, applications may be picked up at Head
ht. Many col- Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson
rble & granite or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross City (Oliver
ventory. Com- Center). CDI is an Equal Opportunity
ou in creating Employer. Family Services Specialist,
of your loved supports & assists families through case
monday. Open: management. Must have a CDA or high-
m & Saturday er, plus 3 years experience with children
ree after hours and families. Teacher Assistant, assists
the teacher and is responsible for the day
tfnb,6-28 to day activities of pre-school children.
RI Must have high school diploma or GED
7TRIC: New and 45 hours child care courses (or its
licensed and equivalency or enrollment in classes).
3002453. Call Chiefland Location: Teachers, Float-
ing teachers, assists in classrooms where
tfnb,11-25 needed. Must have a CDA or an AA or
BA in another field with 6 courses in
ECE. Transportation Coordinator, re-
sponsible for the overall operation of the
rited Head Start transportation program. High
School diploma or GED is required with
ARPENTERS experience in supervision. Also must
have a current CDL with School Bus and
ltb,10-4 Passenger endorsements or the ability
to obtain one within 30 days of employ-
SPECIALIST ment. Also needed is an updated DOT
rt-time. If you physical examination. Must have a.good
r service skills, driving record. Substitutes, assists teach-
to (352) 463- ers in the day to day activities of children.
perienced part- Must have High School diploma or GED
and 45 hours childcare courses or the new
2tb,9-27-10-4 childcare courses required after 8/1/06.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
Help Wanted I Help Wanted
HABITAT NEEDS CONSTRUCTION
VOLUNTEERS NOW!! Habitat needs
all those volunteers who have expressed
an interest in helping at the construction
site to come to Safety classes either Fri-
day, Oct. 5 10AM til noon or Sat., Octo-
ber 6th 11AM til 1PM at the Old Town
Methodist Church on US 19/98 just North
of Hwy #349. Safety courses are required
by Habitat for all volunteers who work at
the site. We're had our groundbreaking,
the lot is cleared and ready to start. Hope
to see you there! RSVP at 352-542-9100
or 352-463-8003. If you have a heart to
become involved but can't do construc-
tion, we can provide you with a way to
help. This is a non-denominational Chris-
tian ministry which partners with families
to own their home & builds a community,
one family at a time. Please come.
applications for Firefigh
Must have current licenses
Drivers License, Paramedic
CPR, ACLS. Firefighter I
This full time position in
ment and health benefits.
may be obtained from an
2004 E. Wade Street, Tren
or call 352-463-3475 to ha
tion mailed to you. Gilchris
busy contracting firm. Ple
2210 and leave message. M
er's license and own transp
Woodland Craft Sign
Vinyl Letters ~ Custom Graphic
Business & Personal
Real Estate & Politic
as follows: FL
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k CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.,
Help Wanted ] Help Wanted I
An application VACANCIES
nd returned to GILCHRIST COUNTY
ton, FL 32693 SCHOOLS
;ve an applica- Instructors, ESE
st County is an Trenton Middle/High School
Bachelor's degree or higher from an
4tb,9-13-10-4 accredited institution.
Florida Certification covering ESE.
needed for Must meet NCLB requirements for
ease call 463- Highly Qualified Teacher for ESE.
lust have driv- Experience and/or Certification in
tortation. Middle Grades or Math preferred.
tfnb, 1-25 Maintenance Worker Journey Level
High School Diploma or equivalent.
A Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
sI have EPA Universal Certification for
cs Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
/ "I hate the giving of the
hand unless the whole man
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Account Clerk I
Clerical accounting work involving a limited
range of duties to support the College's
system of financial resources involving but
not limited to accounts payable, property
records maintenance, subsidiary ledger
maintenance and data entry. Serves as
backup cashier. Applicant must be
experienced in handling and balancing cash
High School graduate plus two years of
business office experience. Must be
computer literate and experienced in word
processing and data spreadsheets. Special'
consideration will be given to applicants
with an Associate degree or certificate in
Salary $19,602.00 Annually plus benefits.
Applications must be received
by October 24, 2007.
Applications and full position details are
available on our website at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
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Gregory V. Beauchamp 302 North Main Street
Douglas K. McKoy Trenton, Florida
of North PFLm.
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Completely remodeled 4BR/3BA 2323sqft home on 5 beautiful
rural acres. New roof, carpet & wood flooring, windows & paint.
Updated appliances, in-ground concrete pool & many other extra's.
Move-in ready. MLS#757453 $298,000
Pretty 5 acre tract in desirable SW Gilchrist county. Comes with
well, septic, power pole and no impact fee to replace existing 1973
DWMH. MLS# 755817 $79,900
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Immaculate 3BR/2BA DWMH on 6 pretty cross-fenced acres.
Interior has new wood laminate floor in living room and upgrades to
bathrooms. Exterior feat. back deck, landscaping, carport w/
workshop, storage shed, fenced animal pen.
5BR/2BA 2,837 Sq.Ft. home with Sueannee River Access.
Spectacular river views from covered porch, new wood flooring,
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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
9 PARK-LIKE ACRES and completely remodeled 3BR/2BA Palm GENERATIONAL FARM, Equestrian Training Facility, Bed &
Harbor home with 1960 sf. All new sheetrock, flooring, Breakfast.,..These are jst a few possibilities for the 3 Beautiful
appliances, fixtures, 2 large outbuildings, fenced & x-fenced & homes, 4 barns, custom in-ground pool, and office situated on 28+
more MLS #754067, $215,000 fenced/x-fenced horse ready acres. MLS#756840 $895,000
Custom 3BR/2BAPOOL1860 sq.ft. home on 5 acres. Arched Fully furnished 3BR/2A SWMH w attached carport. Beautiful
windows, french doors, tile counter tops, under roof pati to comer lot in Fanning Springs near the Suwannee River with paved
screened pool, 40x40 Pole barn workshop w/ lean-to's,fenced road frontage on both sides.
paddock & more. MLS #752985 $274,900 MLS#755481 $67,500
Cozy weekend get-a-wayl 2BR1IBA 1,115 sq.ft. CB cabin sits on high
bluff on the Suwannee River. Naturally wooded providing privacy
from the road side. Enjoy all the Suwannee River has to offer!
Spectacular Suwannee River Home on .72 park-like acres.
3BR/3BA with 5,975 total sq.ft. under roof Many amenities not
limited to tongue & groove cedar interior, wrap-a-around perch,
tri-level dock system & much more.
Immaculate 3BR/2BA DWMH located on 5 acre parcel on
paved road. Large front & rear decks and detached workshop
w/ 2 bay carport & lean-to. Fenced back yard.
MLS# 755388 $129,900
Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA frame home on 2.27 acres. New
metal roof, siding, porches, C/H/A, flooring, wood cabinets, W/S/P,
Open floor plan.
MOS# 754369 $129,900
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additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma. 40 hours of in-
' service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of the
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW 1 lth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
Application may be downloaded at:
SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT
This is a secretarial position located in the
Human Resources office. Duties include serving
as the receptionist for Human Resources, typing,
filing, and assisting the Director of Human
Resources with administrative duties. High
school graduate or equivalent with 4 years
secretarial or clerical experience. Proficient in
Word, Excel and Outlook.
Application deadline: Oct. 5, 2007.
Salary: $23,827 annually plus benefits.
STAFF ASSISTANT I (Part-Time)
20HRS PER WEEK
Secretarial work in Human Resources
performing, typing, filing, and general
secretarial duties. High School Diploma or its
equivalent plus 2 years clerical experience.
Application Deadline: Oct. 5, 2007
Salary: $9.90 per hour.
FLOOR CARE SPECIALIST
-..,.-,...-,. -Dayshift, Tuesday .-Saturday .....-
Manual work in routine housekeeping, cleaning
and caring for campus buildings, with an
emphasis on floor care maintenance. Must be
able to lift and carry 441bs. Must read and write
Salary: $17,780 annually, plus benefits.
Deadline to apply: October 5, 2007
College application required. Special
consideration for Associate's degree or
certificate in a related area.
Position details and application available on the
web. at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment
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BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA APART-
MENT IN BELL: $775/month garbage
and water services included. Dish Net-
work available. First & $500 Security
due to move in. 7 or 12 month lease avail-
able. Call Hometown Realty of North FL,
Inc. at 352-463-9001 for application.
L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
216-A N. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693 fsT
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-2479 O ...
We List To Sell! ELS
18 Acres, 3/2, 3,824 sqft home
Living room w/fireplace, dining -
room, 2-car carport, large back
screened porch area, fenced-yard,
pasture, green house, workshop,
guest house, 24 hour notice.
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
....9.55 ac homesite A' well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
For More Listings!
SW 55th Street Trenton
5.93 acres, ready to build, zoned
for homes only, near paved road,
NW 63rd Terrace Bell
4.78 acres wooded by Mother
Nature, zoned for home or M/H,
near Suwannee River
GREAT LOCATION! Magical 5 acres with well-kept 1995 manuf.
'home in a super location near Walmart & new hospital in Chiefland.
Has pole barn and sheds. Currently rented on a month-to-month basis.
$119,500. Call Isabel Smith, 352-3.18-7829 or Todd Rainsberger,
GREAT VINTAGE HOME. Lovely 2BR, 1BA older home right in
High Springs. Beautiful lot & home has 1354 Sq. Ft. with large rooms
& wood floors. Huge potential for this home. $120,000. Call Debbie
Zeller, 352-538-2857. #285033
ADORABLE HOME IN THE WOODS. 3BR, 2BA on 1.9 wooded
acres just inside Columbia County on paved road. Large back porch,
peaceful setting. $199,900. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 352-318-7829. #284975
GREAT HORSE PROPERTY, 30x50 barn w/concrete floor & 20 Ft.
high roof could be Apt/office. Partially finished feed/tack rm, power &
water. Fenced areas for horses w/elec. rope fencing. 4BR, 2BA MH
w/Lg Kit. & deck. Near springs & rivers. Low Gilchrist Co. taxes.
Seller has Fla. Real Estate License. $249,900. Call Will Gillespie,
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! $39,900. Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829. #269665
MISTLETOE IS TRENTON'S NEWEST OPEN BUILDER, deed
restricted community. Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre lots w/
underground power. Only a short drive to Chiefland or Gainesville.
Call Perry McDonald today, 352-278-0310. Starting at $50,000 to
4.3 ACRES ON SANTA FE RIVER. Gorgeous riverfront property
next to boat ramp offers high ground w/excellent views for your
riverfront home! $299,000. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 352-318-7829. #285005
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Gilchrist County Journal
Fax Service 4637393
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! For only $200,000.
Call for all the details.
Riverland Construction Services, LLC
VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
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For Rent Real Estate A .
TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 BA, large yard, 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully 2
$700/month. Call Emma, Hometown Re- wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no CLASSIFIED ADS $5.00 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.A .".. .
alty of North Florida. 386-965-1109.
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.
4 BR/2 BA: 2,500 sqft mobile home on
10 acres. Very secluded, Bell. $700/mo. 1/2 ACRE NEWBERRY AREA: Beau-
$1,400 deposit plus first month's rent. tifully wooded lot, just off paved street,
$2,100 move in! 850-673-6859 or 850- convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
973-3306. ing, no down payment, only $205/mo.
2tb,9-20-9-27 $19,900. 352-215-1018.
NORTH BELL: Rock Bluff ar
non-smoking, furnished cabin
yard, utility shed, pets no. $40(
$400 mo. Call after 5pm 386-9:
rea. 1 BR,
. Fenced GILCHRIST CO. 5.0 ACRES+: High
0. security, Springs Hills Paved rds, rolling hills,
35-1325. close to rivers/springs. New doublewide
tfnb,9-13 MH allowed. Owner Financing.
Terms flexible. Starting at $49,900.
Phillips Realty 800-643-6971 www.
Bud Abbiss Carole Abbiss
Licensed Real Estate Broker Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
& Conifr p
P. O. Box 8 352 463 8340
Bell, FL 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty(,bellsouth.net
3/2 mobile on 4.11 acres not far
from a great hunting camp. 'This
property is ready to move into,
call to make an offer
Visit it on,the web at
I Real Estate
ACREAGE FOR SALE: Bell, two 20-
acre parcels, one 30-acre parcel. Buy
separate or together. Abundant wildlife.
$4,500 per acre. 772-201-1115.
BELL: 42 acres with 2 mobile homes
and pole barn. Lots of deer and turkey,
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 463-8605 if no answer leave mes-
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
Trenton I & II
718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693
Now Accepting Applications
1, 2, & 3 BR HC and
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
Equal Housing Opportunity.
lonwJ.)o's Restaurai nt
321 North Main Street Trenton
(next to Laundromat)
NOW OPEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Good Southern Cooking
Open at 6:30am for breakfast Mon.-Sat.
Daily Specials: Cooked to Order Until 8:00 pm
Seafood Buffet Friday Evening 5:30-10 pm
Surf & Turf Saturday Evening 5:30-10pm
I I realty, inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker 3 6 9 Q 5 0 243
P.O. Box 546 Bell, Florida 32619 386-935-0243
10 ACRES WITH NICE D/W MH and second rental s/w mh. Has a garage and is fenced.
Quiet and secluded. In the Bell school system. $158,900. OWNER FINANCING!!
GREAT HOME ON 5 ACRES Very nice newer double-wide 3/2 mobile home. Cathedral
,iii' ; and a fireplace. Outbuilding/Shop. Porches with wrap-around walk way. Property is
mostly fenced with nice scattered oaks. Only $139,500.
BEAUTIFUL CONVENIENT SUWANNEE RIVER LOT Ready for your motor home.
Complete with well, septic, power & decks at river. Buildable for your new house and one of the
best opportunities on the river for.. $189,000. Price just reduced!!
10 ACRES Nice land that's high & dry, but convenient to Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED 5 ACRES On county maintained road in north Gilchrist County.
- $66,500. Owner Financing.
NICE WOODED LOT near Santa Fe River with boat ramp privileges. $25,000.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR GEORGIA REAL ESTATE TOO!!!
For more information and pictures of these and other properties listed
Visit our website at www.wolfordrealty.com
God Bless America!!
Brad Smith Broker
3BR/2BA, 1981 working cattle
farm on 1,000 ac., 2073 sq ft.,
has been remodeled, guest home
2BR/1BA home on deep water canal, 2
stall boathouse w/electric lifts, fish
cleaning area, seawall, landscaped &
chain link fenced.
Clean SWMH on 5 ac,
2BR/2BA, 1064 sq ft, 1995, 3
car detached carport.
2007, 3BR/2BA,split floor
plan, deed restricted, 2 car
garage, 1504 sq ft,
.50 ac tract.
3BR/2BA well-kept DWMH,
1,512 sq ft on 4.78 park-like
acres, large Oaks.
20o0, 3/2, 1330 sq ft, .3i ac. 2u0 sq it
balcony for magnificent views of the
Suwannee River, can be seen from all angles
w/l1' high windows.
Call Terri Anderson 352-356-1961.
.11 ac Suwannee $295,000
.14ac Suwamnee $199,900
.18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $18,500
.22 ac Trenton' $12,900
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.42 ac Trenton $30,000
.58 ac Trenton $99,900
.70 ac Trenton $24,900
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000
.94 ac Old Town $30,000
1 ac Bell $17.900
1.25 ac Fanning
1.80 ac Trenton
1.8 ac Trenton
1.8 ac Trenton
.1.81 ac Trenton
1.83 ac Trenton
1.85 ac Trenton
2 ac Bell
2 ac Trenton
2 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22 ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
2.3 ac Trenton
2.44 ac Old Town
2.45 ac Trenton
2.92 ac Old Town
3 ac Old Town
4 ac Chiefland
4.31 ac Bell
4.45 ac Bell
4.54 ac Trenton
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
A "77 D iBll
Great investment!! Room for 30 condo's,
new 400' seawall, sits on deep wide
freshwater canal, direct access to Gulf of
Mexico & Suwannee River.
3BR/2BADWMH, 1352 sq ft, 7.48
acres, 12x24 shed, owner financing
available, motivated seller!! Call
Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.
4.82,ac Trenton $115,000
5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $85,000
5 ac Bell $87,500
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
6.64 ac Gulf Hammock$124,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
3BR/2BA brick home, 2,871 sq
ft, 1 acre, Ig living room, 3 car
garage, great location:
3BR/2BA DWMH, .46 acres, 1,512 sq
ft, privacy fenced back yard, swing set
& storage shed. Call Jon Reed
8 ac Trenton
9.14 ac Bell
9.62 ac Bell
9.63 ac Bell
9.63 ac Chiefland
9.65 ac Old Town
9.7 ac Trenton
9.88 ac Chiefland
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Bell
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Chiefland
jeR inA, .Ju ac., completely
renovated kitchen, Ig covered deck,
. great views along the 94' of
Suwannee River waterfront!
2BR/1BA home on .24 ac., 930 sq ft.
remodeled, possible 3rd BR or office.
Call Jack Schofill 352-214-8108.
10 ac Trenton $139,900
10.06 ac Old Town $120,000
10.8 ac Inglis $175,000
13.76 ac Chiefland 79,900
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
30 ac Trenton $330,000
BRP 2 ,B' hIi ,cl ., 2. .". q it .
tongue & groove pine walls, cathedral
ceilings, lots of cabinets & storage
space, plenty of room to roam.
4BR/2BA, 2,245 sq ft, 1.25 acres, open
floor plan, comer wrapped porch,
upgraded over the years, utility bldg.
Call Garrett Buzbee 352-318-4700.
31.33 ac Chiefland $313,300
43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 ac Trenton $650,655
80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
105.08 ac Chiefland $839,475
152 ac Trenton $1,795,800
154 ac Bell $2,002,000
160 ac Trenton $2,400,000
160 ac Trenton $2,240,000
Smith & Associates
Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker
LIST WITH US!
. I. Cccil\ Ror'ctll -17tt'e, iCCLItI'l, ,ii 50 itema pi i at the il ii/iamT T. Ci, Itoli Lod.ige i esclitatio.i' LIclau1'oiI
held min May 197o. Those members receiving 25 year pins were, left to right: Mr. J.L. \Vilson, Mi.
Marion Schofield, Mr. Herbert Starling, Sr., Mr. Odell Mikell, Mr. Caswell Akins, Mr. E.M. Akins,
Mr. Hugh V Miller, Mr. C. Don Williams and Mr. Charles Mims. Not pictured, but receiving 25 year
pins were Leroy Smith, Clairborne Sapp and K.D. Sconiers. Photograph by Mr. Lindon Lindsey.
Lupus fundraiser planned
Continued from page 1
mates. They both graduated from
Bell High School.
State Representative Debbie Boyd
from Newberry will be the guest
speaker at the benefit. Entertainment
will be provided by the Philman
Family Band. Gator fans will have an
opportunity to bid on a Florida Gator
Basketball signed by Billy Donovan
and hunters will have the chance to
bid on a tree stand during the auction
portion of the event. There will also
be a raffle for a four-burner stainless
steel barbecue grill and several door
prizes will be given away.
Anyone who cannot attend but
wishes to make a donation to the Lu-
pus Foundation can do so by mailing
the donation to Gerald and Joanne
Roberts, 2249 SW 77th Avenue, Bell,
Florida 32619. Please make checks
payable to Lupus Foundation.
If you have further questions please
call Dina's mother Joanne Roberts at
Otter Springs Resort is located off
County Road 232 near Wilcox.
Briton Leverette of Trenton is a
new junior member of the American
Angus AssociationSM, reports John
Crouch, executive vice president of
the national organization with head-'
quarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Junior members of the Associa-
tion are eligible to register cattle in
the American Angus Association,
participate in programs conducted
by the National Junior Angus Asso-
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Body Shop Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5
Service Dept. Open
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All factory rebates included in price.
1424 North Young Blvd., Chiefland
33 Years Service to the
ONLY A SHORT DRIVE FROM ANYWHERE IN
THE TRI-COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREA
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THE RIGHT TIME
IS RIGHT NOW!
2006 Chevy Monte
Carlo 3LT #1033
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
Resident voices Sheriff's Office launches new
concerns Emergency Beacon Program
L:2 AN AME RKEVOUJnION
. ', alll plll \I' / .t 2
The board agreed to add "Daiger-
o s' Inh elsection" sil n, approaching
these intel.eChi't'n ,tell as redtic-
ing thie speed limn to 4-5 miles pel
hoLrn aippt' ali.ii irh icitel seu tionli
Cannon told [he boaiid that the con-
tij iI i.1ad .ilI oft lie proper signs on
the l11rghiftal.\ beloie SatuJrdi J\'- : a i-
deit i'c tied
"1 feel it uinble strinps v.ould haie
been in police on CR 344. the traffic
IcCident on S ]ti0 I1da. Sept 22. tould
not ha\e occuired." Tr,i\ls told the
Fall at the Farm
Coine jid enios i' country\ casual
eerniiin .at ai ne benefit lot H.a\en
Ho.spice. Fll at the Farnm.
Ka.i and Luither Ditinmond ,are
hostine the e\eni at their his[onca[ll
ietored farm., Rock\ Hammoclk on
Si[tuLda't,. (ctobel 13. 2f'"( at 5:3.0
p.m. The Historic Drummond Farm is
located off of CR-336 in Chiefland.
It will feature a silent auction, mu-
sic, dancing and dinner catered by
The Ivy House of Williston. Tick-
ets are $75 per person, and all pro-
ceeds will support unfunded patient
care and services in the Tri-Counties
For more infonnation, directions
or to purchase tickets, contact Kay
Gove at 352-271-4662 or your local
Drummond Community Bank. Cor-
porate sponsorships are available.
ciation and take part in Association
sponsored shows and other national
and regional events.
The American Angus Association
is the largest beef registry association
in the world, with more than 34,000
active adult and junior members.
Replacing a standard light bulb
. ith an emeirgeni., beacon light bulb
could decrease the aimouiit ol time
it takes la,. enforce-
ment. file and rescue
personnel [o locate : i
residence rhloull a
program the Gilchrist
Contriit\ Shelf's Of-
lice has introduced
Beacon Projecit v-'.i
initial\ launched in
199'8 v. without great
success, according" to
Captain Ton, Ci-,se.
% ho said the department is re-lauuich-
ing the program in anr effort to main-
tain the safety of local citizens.
Cruse said he kno,.'s of no other
counIt\ in north central Florida tlihat
is currenilt utilizine tie emergency\
beacon light bulbs. ho'.\e,.ei. there
are a number of out of state la', en-
forcement agencies rel\ ing onr the
Emnergenci Beacon Pioiect
The emergency beacon light bulb
can be screwed into a light socket the
same as a standard light bulb. Once
Gilchrist schools earn $277,491
Continued from page 1
wide, Glades County was the only
school district to not receive funding
through the incentive.
Since the program began in 1999,
Florida has awarded more than $982
million in school recognition fund-
"It is a pleasure to honor these
schools for the superior academ-
ic performance and improvement
shown by their students last year,"
Blomberg stated in a press release.
"Through their accomplishments, we
can clearly see that hard work, inspi-
rational teaching and a commitment
to student achievement are true cata-
lysts for success."
Recognition funds are allocated
based on a joint decision by the
school's staff and school advisory
council. These funds can be used
by a school for non-recurring fac-
ulty bonuses, educational equipment,
new technology or hiring temporary
personnel to assist in maintaining
and improving student performance,
according to Blomberg.
"In the past our schools have used
the funds to reward staff, not just
teachers, but also bus drivers and
paraprofessionals through perfor-
mance bonuses," Surrency said.
In 2007, a total 'of 1,137 schools
maintained an "A," 38 new schools
earned an "A," 305 schools improved
to an "A" and 118 schools improved
to a grade other than an "A."
Solid Waste Notice
The Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department will be discontinuing the Fri-
day route for roadside pickup of residential recyclables as of Oct. 5, 2007.
Residents may use the mobile truck at the Donnie. Voting Precinct (CR
334A) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the SE Facility located off SR 26 and
SE 70th Avenue, call the main facility at 463-3185 for more information.
Pain Relief for Children to Grandparents!
Activator Methods@ -
,s A Painless Chiropractic Adjustment
Over 15 Years Experience
Consultation On Request. Most Insurance Accepted.
HRobert L. Vaughan, Jr., DC
Office Hours: Walk-ins Welcome 24 HOUR
SMonday, Wednesday W EMERGENCY
& Friday |j i r^ SERVICE
325 W. Wade St. (Hwy 26) 3 Blocks west of light in Trenton
Licensed & Insured
_. Free Estimates
Screen and Glass Rooms
SPatio & Deck Covers
-- = Decks & Handrails
S* Soffit and Fascia
Storm Panels & Shutters
We also do pool enclosures.
Trenton Community Farmers' Market
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
Open Every Tuesday
from 2pm 6pm
Open Mic 2 3,
Oct 2: Backyard Pickers
Oct 9: Flying Turtles Band
Oct 27: Halloween Block Party /
Barn Dance, Flying Turtles Band
& Plants "Buy Local"
FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farmers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472-7632 for more info
Sponsored by City of Trenton & Gilchrist County Journal
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special equipment is, leqlliired h. 111-
stall the light bhulb
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be ructia.l lor those i hMo a.e limnlted
in mobile[\ o1 are other .i
Thle Gilchrist CounLi, Slieitt s Ot-
fice ctirrTenltl\ has ,. linuted suppi, '.vf
the emner2enc, beacon bulbs iall-
able to the elders\. disabled and spe-
clai needs citizens of the i.oillrmunil ,
There is no chalee for the bulbs. but
citizens must nieecertain criteria to
be eligible to receive the bulbs. For
more information, call 463-3181.
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Scoggins' End of Summer
2007 Silverado 1500 2006 Silverado 2500
Ext. Cab #1483 4WD Crew #1539