Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: November 22, 2007
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

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Philpot withdraws property consideration for LCCC campus annexation in Bell

By John M. Ayers
The Town of Bell received a letter
from Sidney G. Philpot on Thursday,
Nov. 15 informing the municipality
that due to the lagging support by
the council for the proposed' Lake
City 'Community College campus to
be annexed into southwest Bell he
has decided to withdraw his property
from consideration.
In the Bell Town Council meeting
on Nov. 1, 2007, concerning the re-

quest for support by LCCC, the mo-
tion required the "total and continu-
ing support" of the Town of Bell to
the college.
Philpot stated in his letter "that
the motion was changed to allow the
town council to change their position
at any time. The failure of the town
council to commit its support after
at least three separate meetings over
the last year on this issue leaves the
community college and me as a land-

owner in an unacceptable situation."
"If the Town Council changed its
position in the future and a majority
of the council committed their sup-
port, it is clear from previous meet-
ings that at least one councilman is
adamant in his opposition to the com-
munity college and will create friction
in the future on any issue supporting
the community college,"Philpot said.
"The council member's request that
the representative of Lake City Com-

munity College take the community
college to Trenton demonstrates his
strong opposition to the community
college being built in Bell. LCCC
needs the strong support of the com-
munity, and the reluctance over the
last several months of the Bell Town
Council to offer that support strongly
suggests that they would not afford
the level of support that the college
'needs in the future."
Since there is an urgent need to

move forward with the project and
due to possible lack of support by
the town: council, I have no alterna-
tive but to withdraw my property as
a community college campus site and
ask that they seek an alternative site. I
request that the town council take no
further action on the request to annex
my property surrounding the Town of
Bell, Philpot explained.
I regret that our efforts to locate the
college campus in Bell were not suc-

cessful. However, I am sure that you.
understand that the community col-
lege cannot work in such -a divisive
environment as exists within the Bell
Town Council and needs to partner.
with a government entity that is will-
ing to offer its "total and continuing
support," Philpot added.
Philpot expressed appreciation to
Councilmen Joe Akins, Al ,Powers
and Mayor Darryl Bryan for their
support on the issue of annexation.

Coordinator Gerald Kiernan packs fruir into ThankAgtring baskets as
fellow Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Gene Wiggins pre-
pares to fill another basket.

300 families will benefit

from Thanksgiving baskets

By Carrie A. Mizell
Often seen slo" ing traffic for foot-
ball games and funeral processions,
the Gilchrist County -Sheriff's Of-
fice Volunteers also collect donations
each year to provide Thanksgiving
baskets to residents who would oth-
erwise be forced to do without.
Thanksgiving 2007 marks 10 years
since Sheriff's volunteers Ted Hen-
ley, Pat Crosby, Brian Lewis and Ver-
non Layfield launched the annual tur-
key drive to benefit Gilchrist County
families in need. Volunteers distribut-
ed 35 baskets the first year and sincd
then the number of families in need
in the county has skyrocketed.
"Last year we gave out 252 bas-
kets," said Gerald Kiernan, coordi-
nator. "This year we received 300
names and we'll probably give out
between 300 and 310 baskets."

Baskets include four canned veg-
etables and fruit, stuffing, mashed
potatoes, cranberries and turkey.
Turkeys distributed vary depending
on the size of the household being
Names of families in need of
Thanksgiving baskets are obtained
from social services, area churches
and food banks. After the requests are
run through filters, letters and certifi-
cates are mailed to families who will
receive baskets informing them that
their name was submitted and listing
the delivery or pick up date.
"If you're in need ... that's our
only criteria," said Gene Wiggins,
vice director. "We get names ranging
from school age children to senior
Some Thanksgiving baskets are de-
(Continued to page 16)

Anguish seeks seat on Trenton

City Commission, Group 3
I would like to take this opportu-
nity fo make my announcement -as
candidate forthe office of City Com-
missioner of Trenton Group 3.
I have been married to my wife
Lisa for over 24 years, and we have I, .'
two daughters, Monica who is a ju- '
nior in college and Merisa who is
in the 8th grade here in Trenton. We / .

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nade In\e in i cnnrist Lounti tor
the past 13 years and here in Trenton
since 2002.
Having never run for any public of-
fice before I was very hesitant when
approached by this challenge, but af-'
ter much thought, I feel that I could
use my 18 years of management ex-
perience to serve the citizens of Tren-
ton. I can help the city through some
major changes that have taken place
over the past couple of years.
If elected you will have someone
that will always be open to listen to
any concerns that you have and any
suggestions to problems that we face.
I will not forget that we work for
If you have any specific questions
feel free to call me at 463-6958. Your
vote and support. on December 4 will
be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Town
Lighting Saturday
The Town of Bell is sponsor-
ing the second annual Christmas
Town Lighting on Saturday, Nov.
24 at the Bell Town Hall.
The event will kick off at 6 p.m.
with the evening's entertainment.
The entertainment line-up w ill
feature the "Singing Re"ectsons."'
So bring your la"tn chairs and
enjoN as the little Town of Bell
comes alive with the lights and
sounds of the season.
The Tree of Remembrance will
be located in the Town Hall for
your ornaments to be placed on in
honor of your loved ones. When
Christmas- is over you may pick
up your ornaments, or if you let us
know where to send them we will
see that they are returned to you.
Light refreshments will be
served in the Town Hall for your
enjoyment. There will be drawings
for prizes throughout the event
and surprises for some lucky boys
and girls. So remember to pick up
your tickets for the drawing that
evening.. You must be present to
Grab your jacket and lawn
chairs and plan to be part of this
celebration, as the Singing Re-
flectsons lift their voice in song to
celebrate the joyous season.
See You There!
The Bell Christmas
Lighting Committee

Raising cane and serving turkey

Tom Partin, righ/u is shown pouring fresh cooked cane syrup in a bottle as Harvey Slavion assists hold-
ing the syrup container. The two Suwannee River Shrine Club members are working wtuh Bill BuL hol/z
who is labeling the individual bottles. The Shrine Club will be cooking cane juice into syrup this week
- through Thanksgiving. Lloyd Landrum reported the Shrine Club cooks 80 gallons of cane juice each day
for up to four hours before the juice turns into cane syrup. When the syrup is done, it is removed from the
kettle to the bottling container. The cane syrup is sold as a fundraisihg project for the Suwannee River
Shrine Club. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Shrine Club on Thursday from noon

to 2p.m.

Frozen sausage rolls sold by FFA could be contaminated

By Carrie A. Mizell
Frozen sausage rolls recently sold
as a fundraiser by Trenton and Chief-
land FFA chapters are being recalled
by the USDA Food and Safety In-
spection Service because they may
be contaminated with Listeria mono-
Trenton FFA had sold 19 boxes of
Southern Heritage Sausage-N-Ched-
dar Morning Roll, according to Steve
Broker, Trenton Jr. FFA Chapter ad-
visor. ,
Each package of the 2.25-pound
package of smoked sausage with
cheese baked in dough bears a case
code of "5788-SH," as well as the
establishment number "EST.7184M"
inside the USDA mark of inspection.

On Friday Chiefland Sr. FFA Ad-
visor Katie Jones said that Chiefland
FFA members sold 18 boxes of the
frozen sausage roll.
"Luckily we were able to call ev-
ery person who had bought the sau-
sage roll and let them know that it is
being recalled," Jones said.
Bell Sr. FFA Advisor Bill Martin
said that Bell FFA opted not to sell
hams and turkeys from Southern
Foods this year after being dissatis-
fied with the quality of meat they re-
ceived last year.
Trenton FFA has sold meat from
Southern Heritage for at least 12
years, according to Broker, who said
that company officials advised him to
notify customers of the recall before

offenng to send a re-shipment of fro-
zen sausage rolls, or provide a refund
to each customer.
According to the USDA Food and
Safety Inspection Service, Double B
Foods, Inc., a.Meridian, Texas firm,
produced the frozen sausage rolls be-
tween Oct. 25 and Nov. 6. The frozen
sausage rolls were then distributed to
retail establishments in Texas and in-
stitutions, catalogue sales and distri-
bution centers in Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missis-
sippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New
York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and
The problem was discovered
through the establishment's in-plant
testing program.

Consumption of food contaminat-
ed with Listeria monocytogenes can
cause listeriosis, an uncommon but
potentially fatal disease.
Healthy people rarely contract
listeriosis. However, listeriosis can
cause high fever, severe headache,
neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis
can also cause miscarriages and still-
births, as well as serious and some-
times fatal infections in those with
weakened immune systems, such as
infants, the elderly and persons with
HIV infection or undergoing chemo-
Anyone who purchased the fro-
zen sausage roll from a Trenton FFA
member is asked to call Steve Broker
at 463-3210.

Herriott sentenced to 25 years after 2 submit intent

pleading guilty to second degree murder to be a candidate

Marcela Frazier was found dead in her Trenton home on January 11, 2006

Judge Edward Philman was called
into court on Tuesday afternoon to
hear Eric Herriott plead guilty to
murder in the second degree.
Herriott was charged with first de-
gree murder in the stabbing death of
Marcela Frazier, 45, of Trenton on
January 11, 2006. Frazier was found
dead at her home located at 318 N.W.
Third Street where she lived with her
husband Rodney Frazier.
Herriott was represented in court by
his attorney who read his plea which
requested his charge be reduced from
first degree murder to second degree
murder. His attorney said that. he
maintained his innocence but he felt
the guilty plea was in his best interest
-due to the fact that the second degree
plea called for 25 years in prison. The
trial was slated to begin on Monday,
Nov. 26. If Herriott had been con-
victed of first degree murder he could
have been sentenced to life in prison
without parole.
Assistant State Attorney James
T. Browning read the victim impact
statement which was written by Mrs.
Frazier's husband of 25 years, Rod-

ney Frazier. In the statement Frazier
questioned why the murder was com-
mitted. He stated that this uncalled
-for tragedy has devastated his fam-
Judge Philman sentenced Herriott
to 25 years in prison and he also said
that Herriott was to have no- contact
with the victim's family.
Herriott's attorney requested that
he be held in the Levy County Jail
until he was sent to a Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections facility. Judge
Philman said that was up to the sheriff
but he would.make him aware of the
request. Herriott will be given credit
for the time he' has served since his
arrest on February 9, 2007; he may
also be eligible for a reduction in the
time he spends in prison.
Herriott was living with the daugh-
ter of Frazier at the time of his arrest
in a mobile home on Northeast 10th
Street in Trenton.
A warrant conducted at the time of
his arrest stated that Herriott's shoes
had droplets of blood on them that
were identified from the murder vic-

Knives with blood on them were
found on the greenway trail west of
Trenton two days after Frazier's body
was discovered, according to Trenton
City Police Chief Billy Smith.
Eric Herriott will turn 23 on De-
cember 17.

Rep. Stearns staff

member will visit

Trenton Tuesday
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) will
be sending a staffer to Trenton to as-
sist anyone with congressional busi-
ness on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
"One of my major responsibilities
is to help the people I represent and
to learn about their concerns," Stea-
ms said.
Anyone who wants to express an
opinion or needs help with a federal
agency is encouraged to stop by the
Gilchrist County Commission Build-
ing, located at 114 N. Main St. in
Trenton between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
to speak with Steams' staff member.

By Carrie A. Mizell
Two Gilchrist County residents
have stated their intent to be candi-
dates for sheriff in 2008 by turning
in paperwork to the Gilchrist County
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Democrat Bryant Frye, a former
investigator with the Gilchrist Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office and City of Tren-
ton Police Chief William L. (Billy)
Smith Jr., a republican, have made
their intentions known, according to
the Supervisor of Elections Office.
Qualifying for the 2008 primary
election will be June 16-20, 2008.
Gilchrist County's 9,901 registered
voters will have an opportunity to
vote in the primary election on Aug.
26,2008 and later in the general elec-
tion on Nov. 4, 2008.

Gilchrist County
Journal will be closed on
Thursday, Nov. 22 and
Friday, Nov. 23 for

rage Two

Name: C.A. Pete Randolph
How long have you lived in the
City of Trenton? 28 years
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion to this office? There is much
more to be accomplished for the bet-
terment of the city as it continues to
grow. As all should know you cannot
stop growth, you can only try to con-
trol how a city wants to grow.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: Mechanic Shop Supervisor for
Martin County, Dept. of Environ-
mental Services; Chief Mechanic Tri
County Propane Gas Co; Business
Owner Auto/Truck 'Repair Shop;
Gilchrist County School's Volunteer
Coordinator; Membership: First Bap-
tist Church, Gilchrist County Cham-
ber of Commerce, Gilchrist County
Historical Society, Emergency Com-
mand Center Responder; Six years as
mayor of Trenton.
How would you go about see-
ing that the City of Trenton pays
its overdue bills? This past year the
city has paid about $20,000 toward
paying off bills. As you can see the
city board has a desire to pay and
stay current. We all know that fuel
prices have increased over the years,
perhaps another half cent to a one
cent sales tax on one gallon of fuel
and have an earmarked goal in mind.
This would be to pay down and even
greater amount more quickly. This tax
could then be lifted, after this goal is
achieved. To me this would be a fair
tax as everyone using fuel would be
paying a little.
Do you have a plan to add money
to the city's general reserve? For
this question to be answered correct-
ly we need to look back a bit into the
history of Trenton. For 27- years this
city never had any mill rate, while
over the years services increased. We
now have a mill rate in place (which
dropped slightly for this coming bud-
get year) I will now get to the point of
the question as stated. With 27 years
without a mill rate needless to say
we're working within a very close
budget, so it will take time, it won't
happen overnight, to catch up on the
lack of projects long overdue. I have
some other ideas as well, which are
to pursue, promote and to make our
city an attractive place so that busi-
nesses will want to set up shop here
and in turn give Trenton a larger tax
base. Other avenues of revenues
could be considered. To extend water
and sewer lines to those sections of

CA. Pete Randolph
the city, which are now doing wit
these services. As the city conti
to grow, developers need to pay
fair share of the costs incurred
impact our facilities.
In your opinion what are the
issues the City of Trenton is
rently facing? The drug infest.
of our city, the need for a new
field, equipment for the mainten
dept., also the fire department an
extension of water/sewer lines t
sections of the city.
What solutions would you
to remedy these issues? Work
other law enforcement agencies
arrest and prosecute the offen
The city is currently working wi
engineering firm in doing a stud
open up our old well in the south
park, however we continue loo
for suitable land nearby our bo
aries. To have an efficient crew
they need proper equipment to d
work. To finance these project:
need to apply for help through g
both state and federal.
How will you prepare for fu
growth in the Cit. of Trenlon?
example of this ,is. B) design our
water treatment plant was const
ed to allow for future expansion
added as needed. To tr to bring
industry into the eastern section
town, adding to those business
ready established. Renovation o
parks for recreation and perhaps
a part-time recreational direct
plan and oversee summer program
What would you like to see
City of Trenton look like in
years? "Plan your work then
your plan"; Trenton already h
conceptual plan in place. In the
future this plan should be active
and work should begin, as it will
the biggest part of five years.

Candidate for

Trentoii City Commissioner, Gi

Name: Tracy Anguish
How long have you lived in the
City of Trenton? Five years
What prompted you to seek
election to this office? Several ap-
proached me, concerned citizens and
business owners alike, who felt that I
could use my experience in manage-
ment to help solve some of the prob-
lems that face the City of Trenton.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: 18 years of management expe-
Why are you the candidate for
the job? With my years in manage-
ment I have developed fiscal wisdom
and the ability to plan and see to the
completion of desired goal.,
How would you go about see-
ing that the City of Trenton pays
its overdue bills? 1) We must bud-
get our income and the stick to our
budget. 2) Also, make cuts where
they are needed. We need to treat the

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City's monies as if it were our own.
Do you have a plan to add money
to the city's general reserve? As
many know we have been operating
the city without a reserve. I would
address first the past dues and then

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Candidate for

Trenton City Commissioner,
Name: Marcia Hellams
How long have you lived in the
City of Trenton? Since December
2003, however, I officially made
Trenton my home in March 2007.
What prompted you to seek
election to this office? I was asked
to run by several people in Trenton
who have its interest in heart. These
people also thought that I would be a
good choice for candidate.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: I was vice president of a church
organization called "The Willing
Workers." This was at a church that I
once attended before moving to Tren- .
ton..-- -
;WhyIare you the candidate for l i
the job? I feel that I am a good can-
didate for the job because I would do Do you have a p
my very best to do what I feel would to the city's gene
be beneficial for the City of Trenton ally need to research
and its people. I am a fair and open- find-the best possib
minded person who is willing to lis- In your opinion,
ten. Most of all I will be dedicated to issues the City of
doing what I feel is right for Trenton rently facing? This
and its people. which I personally
How would you go about seeing quire about with an
that the City of Trenton pays its and do some more
overdue bills? To be honest I really What solutions
don't know at this time. to remedy those

through proper budget and spending
we will have reserve.
In your opinion, what are the key
issues the City of Trenton is cur-
rently facing? 1) Finances 2) Dete-
riorating roads, water lines and sewer
lines 3) Supporting our existing busi-
nesses and encouraging growth
What solutions would you offer
to remedy those issues? 1) Spend
within the current means of the city
2) Redirect funds to address our in-
frastructure 3) Keep taxes to a mini-
mum to encourage business to come
How will you prepare for future
growth in the City of Trenton?
Put the city's finances in order first,
a financially sound city will be bet-
ter prepared for the future no matter
what it brings.
What would like to see the City
of Trenton look like in five years?
Please list your goals. 1) Trenton is
a wonderful place to live and raise a
family but in order to keep it this way
we must keep it affordable. 2) We
need an operating business in every
available building in our downtown,
area. This will encourage people to
shop here instead of our surrounding
area, which in turn will add monies
to the city.

What are you

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alive and

going to
be eating
sweet po-
tato pie!"

Shamela Ellison, 10, is looking
forward to eating Thanksgiving
dinner with her mother and aunt
this year.

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lan to add money
ral reserve? I re-
h the problem and
le solutions.
what are the key,
f Trenton is cur-
s is another area in
would like to in-
nother with others
researching on.
would you offer
issues? My solu-

tion will depend on what I find out
and decide to be key issues we are
How will you prepare for future
growth in the City of Trenton?
Very, very, carefully. Most of all to
make wise decisions when it comes
to the usage of funds and careful and
resourceful planning.
What would like to see the City
of Trenton look like in five years?
To have a growing city that is moving
forward, prospering and thriving in a
positive way, more jobs for its resi-
dents, a city full of beauty and charm,
a place that people can admire and
feel safe in, a place that has some-
thing to offer the old as well as the
young, and a place inviting enough
that it would attract people from
other places who can offer something
positive to the community. Hopefully
this will boost the economy and bring
revenue into the city. This just might
be a way of putting some money back
into the reserve.

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Candidates for Mayor of the City of Trenton
Name: Lavaughn A. Sessions N
How long have you lived in the HB
City of Trenton? 25 years City
What prompted you to seek elec- mov
tion to this office? Our city is in such I wa
a financial condition and I believe I hooc
have a plan to get our bills paid and ton f
generate enough funds to accomplish Sout
some needed improvements. chasc
I Past leadership/political experi- ton i
ence: Twelve years as Clerk of Court year
in Suwannee County, Fla. making the W
county budget and working with the tion
county commissioners in the general serve
operations of the county. Four years striv
as County Commissioner and four of bu
years as mayor of the City of Tren- Lavaughn A. Sessions Pa
thout ton. Also, I spent many years in pri- overhead cost and handle money we rien
inues vate business with success. have with a planned program and see thr
their Why are you the candidate for that eve withdollar collected willprogram and see W
that the job? With my past experience I tatevery dollar collected will bring the
. believe I have the ability to plan and a dollar value for our city. that
key manage our city budget in a way to fer to remedy those issues? Proper of- of t
cur- pay our debt and start a planned pro- planning A need to spend money to l
action gram and implement improvements planning what we have got to havspend not look
well in our city. on what we have got to have and not nual
well in our city. what we think we want. Spend our nual
iance How would you go about see- what we think we want. Spend our I ha'
d the ing that the City of Trenton pays money wisely so that we might go that
o all its overdue bills? With the help of forw will you prepare for future dedi
my fellow city commissioners, we owth in the City of Trenton? One about
offer will cut all unnecessary expenses, of the most important things is to in- cond
with plan well and make our income pay stall another water pump to keep us prof
es to our bills and operate our town with a stfromll being out of water and to do poss
ders. smart and orderly plan what we can to keep all city opera- cpa
tan Do you have a plan to add money tions goiwe can toa way that is best for Hi
4y to to the city's general reserve? It is going in a way that is bestfor ing
west my plan to be able to do many need- our ciWhat would you like to see the so
)king ed improvements this fiscal year and City of Tenton look like in five scho
)und- begin next year with a reserve in our s? I would like to see our city Incr
and general fund.. years I would like to see our city fiscal
othe In your opinion, what are key shine out to all who come our way du
othe In your, opinion, what are key is- and I would like to see many things due
s we sues the City of Trenton is currently be accomplished that would like to see manygs bills
rants facing? In my opinion, the city needs be accomplished that would help all a loa
to sit down and remo e some of the Trentosa, A lis

ame: Christopher Glen Thigpen
ow long have you lived in the
of Trenton? My family and I
ed to Gilchrist County in 1985.
s 3 years old. During my child-
[ we lived in the City of Tren-
for five years before moving to
heast Gilchrist County. I pur-
ed my home in Southwest Tren-
n December 2000 when I was 18
s old.
hat prompted you to seek elec-
to this office? Desire to better
e the citizens of Trenton. To
e to lead the city in all aspects
ist leadership/political expe-
ce: Trenton City Commission
'ee years
hy are you the candidate for
job? I feel I am the candidate
is most familiar with the finances
he city. I have dedicated myself
leading the city commission to
ahead when preparing the an-
budget. As your commissioner,
ve applied myself to each issue
comes before the board. I am
cated to being well informed
it the issues facing our city. I will
[uct our meetings in the most
essional and organized manner
ible. I am young, energetic and
ow would you go about see-
that the City of Trenton pays
verdue bills? There are several
ols of thought for this matter. A:
easing revenue for the current
1 year to account for the over-
bills. B: Take a "bite" out of the
with surplus revenue. C: Secure
n to pay the bills at once. Option
the option that I originally pro-
d to the board for the 2006-2007
get. -The revenue would have
n generated through a service rate
ease. The board, as a whole, was
willing to pursue the matter by
e means. The record will show
I voted "no" for the 2006-2007
get on first and final reading be--
e these past due bills \ere not
hunted for. Option B is my prefer-
e at this time. We have currently
a these bills into consideration
n preparing the 2007-2008 Bud-
We budgeted a surplus that would
qua] to approximately half of the
due amounts owed. At this rate
uld take 24 to 30 months to bring
)ills up-to-date. But, the city did
get in this position in one year,
can we expect to get out in this-
t period of time. This is our plan:
stick with it' Option C is not a
Option foi our cit- Currentl\ the
is behind mostly on electric bills.
do not pay late fees or interest
these accounts, None of the ac-
its are in danger of service being
oft for the city's facilities. Paying
rest to a lending agency for this
er is not a wise use of the city's
o you have a plan to add money
he city's general reserve? Yes,
rplus revenue has been budgeted
the current fiscal year. During
budget workshops for the current
l budget I challenged the board
)ok ahead and plan for years to
e rather than "just getting by."
minimum of $20,000 should be
geted for each fiscal year as sur-
. Obviously-these funds will be
cated to the past due bills for the
couple of years, but can then be
ed in general fund reserves.
i your opinion, what are the key

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issues the City of Trenton is cur-
rently facing? Community Redevel-
opment, Restoration or Construction
of a back-up well at the City Park,
Roads and Streets, Infrastructure
expansion, Highway 26-Four Lane,
What solutions would you offer
to remedy those issues? The Com-
munity Redevelopment Area (CRA)
is currently being reviewed and up-
dated to include vital improvements
needed. Such as, Storm water man-
agement, Road reconstruction, and
parking, to name a few. I also believe
the geographical size of the CRA as
it exists will need to be scaled down
to ensure .the general fund gets the
maximum benefit from ad valorem
revenue. The back-up well at the city
park is currently being addressed
by our engineer. It seems that grant
monies will be utilized to fund this
project. Roads and streets have been
a topic of great concern. We are try-
ing to address, the priority streets by
utilizing funds from the CRA. As our
city grow s, the need for the expan-
sion of water and sewer service is
becoming more pressing. There are
,still areas of our city that are not pro-
vided with these services. Expansion
to these areas could require a signifi-
cant expense. Expansion to current
homes and businesses \\ill need to be'
addressed at a later time. I am a firm
believer that growth should pay for
itself. I would not oppose an impact
fee for water and sewer expansion on
new constructions. Planning for the
Hwy 26 Four Lane is, pretty much,
but of our hands. Large-scale growth
is being stalled until the road system
is upgraded. Are we overstaffed? As
ma,,or, I will see that every position
is necessary and that each position is
performing -its tasks effectively and
efficiently. :-., -n
,How,will you prepare, for future
growth in the City of Trenton?
Continue to prepare the budget with
revenue surplus and manage spend-
ing within the budget. Seek grants,
when available, to expand/improve
our infrastructure. Work towards im-
posing impact fees on new construc-
tion. Stay informed!!!!
What would you like to see the
City of Trenton look like in five
years? I love our City. I'd like to
see businesses strive to enhance the
historic heritage as they remodel
or build new facilities. Residential
neighborhoods taking pride in their
properties. Additional parking and
repaving of NE 1st Street. Paving
the street and adding parking at the
City Park. FRDAP Grant improve-
ments (new playground equipment)
at the city park. Storm water manage-
ment and reconstruction of NE 10th



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John's Comments

Thanksgiving is a time when we
as Americans should be mindful of
our blessings and a special time to be
thankful for the blessings we have re-
ceived. Our family has been blessed
beyond understanding. Not only do
we experience good health, but our
extended family is also experiencing
blessed health.
With that point clear, (I was floored
to say the least) when I heard a CBS
broadcast journalist report that the
public does not know who to thank
involving Thanksgiving, I was sur-
Sunday night Cindy Jo and I heard
this and both of us were surprised,
but considering the national media
broadcast it is, it would have been
prudent if they too would have given
the credit of being thankful to the
Lord who is most deserving.
We Americans live in a country that
is far greater than any of us deserve.
We have young men and women that
are still volunteering to serve and give
their life to sustain our freedom as we
have come to enjoy for decades. I am
afraid that if this country continues to
stray to the extreme, some Americans
will choose to not have sincere patri-
otic feelings and then future genera-
tions will see their freedoms erode as

this country falters.
On that same "CBS 60 Minutes"
broadcast, a former journalist was
shown as he conducted an interview
with a Moslem family that was also
willing to give of their life for the
advancement of Islam. Back in 2001
the leader of this group told his fam-
ily that they too should be willing to
give of their life to promote Islam.
Since that time the father was killed
in a bombing of an Islamic facility
that also killed other Islamic follow-
ers. The father's son was also inter-
viewed and he told the journalist that
he also wished that he had been killed
in the bombing that killed his father.
Then he too could look forward to the
76 virgins that are promised to Islam-
ic faithful when they give of their life
to support Islam.
Since the 2002 bombing, the wife
of the former Islamic follower ex-
plained that she now wants her fam-
ily to return home to her in Toronto,,
Canada and not continue their hard
line support of Islam.
Our family wishes each and ev-
eryone a Happy Thanksgiving and
make sure that you give the credit for
the blessings to the Lord. He is most

Now atdA 7kel

By Carrie A.-Mizell

A lesson in humility came my
way last Tuesday night when I inter-
viewed two sisters, both diagnosed
with mental disorders and living to-
gether in a crumbling home in north
As the hand-drawn and colored
pictures .of turkeys and pilgrims,
which adorn their faded yellow front
door attest, the sisters take great pride
in the home they have lived in for
most of their lives. Water stains mark
the walls in the hallway from the last
hard rain that fell and flooded their
home. A constant buzzing from the
freezer echoes every few seconds.
The washing machine stopped, work-
ing last week and tile on the kitchen
floor is crumbling from a refrigerator
that went out and leaked its contents
onto the floor.
Despite the turmoil, Cherilyn
Brown has a sweet smile and soft
eyes that light up as she silently
laughs. Polyps covering Cherilyn's
31-year-old body have stolen her
voice and left, her with only a low
whisper. Despite the depression she
is treated for, Cherilyn cannot leave
her family home or her sister( for A '
extended period of. time.' Cherilyn's
sister, Tracee, 23, a diagnosed para-.
noid schizophrenic, 'battles auditory
hallucinations 'and hears negative
voices when she is left alone.
I was chosen to tell the girls' sto-
ry as. part of The Hope Fund, a col-
laborative effort among The Florida&

Times-Union, University of North
Florida and Volunteer 'Jacksonville.
Started in 1994, The Hope Fund is
dedicated to providing basic neces-
sities for area residents like Tracee
and Cherilyn who are experiencing
The story I wrote about the sis-
ters will be published in The Florida
Times-Union soon. A coupon will run
with the story explaining how people
can donate to The Hope Fund. All
revenue collected is distributed by
Volunteer Jacksonville to participat-
ing agencies with no deductions of
any kind. At least 20 clients, includ-
ing Tracee and Cherilyn, will benefit
from The Hope Fund this year. The
money will be used for basic neces-
sities like clothing, utilities and food.
I can't tell you how much I wanted
to bring them home with me and love
them! At the very least I: wanted to
give them my car because they don't
have any form of transportation. After
two hours I left Cherilyn and Tracee's
home with a heavy heart. I had spent
the last few weeks worrying about
making Christmas presents and pre-
0arin'g GrapN.(g Ieauchamp' on'-
dinnle. 'm nib ,l 9r Thanksg vi
dinner, I'm elmb arrassed to admit that
I had not thought of doing anything
to benefit those less fortunate than
me this holiday season...until I met
Tracee and Cherilyn that is.
Don't fool yourself into thinking
that the needy are just in large cit-

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The nature of truth is that it exposes error. In a world
fueled by a politically correct presentation of
non-offensive language, criticism is not accepted. This is
especially true when this criticism speaks of religion. To
challenge the teachings and beliefs of others is perceived
as, a personal attack upon the moral character of
individuals. We should never attempt to justify our actions
by motives of specific personal abuse upon others because
they believe in something contrary to our own beliefs. The
examination of truth must be based upon the measure of
what is truth. Jesus said, "Sanctify them in the truth; Your
word is truth" (John 17:17). This is the only truth there is.
The character of truth is that it will come in conflict
with what someone believes when that doctrine says
something different than the truth established by God.
Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth,
and the life; no one comes to the Father but through
Me" (John 14:6). This truth is narrow. Jesus said He was
the only way to the Father. Jesus said He was the only
truth there was. He also affirmed that life could only be
found in Him and in Him alone. His conclusion was the
only way the only way to the Father was by Him. This
would leave out Buddha, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, the
Pope, Kent Heaton, Bob, Sam, Doris and every person
who ever lived and ever will live.
Jesus excluded Moses, David, Peter, Mary, Joseph and
every character of scripture He is the ONLY way to the
Father. Should we criticize anyone who would suggest
otherwise? Yes! If I believe that Jesus is the Son of God I

Name. AshleN Crow\ e
Li'es- Bell
Originally: Mly ,i.tei. Am, and I
mo~ed from Fort Pierce to go to
college at ULF. \We liked the area
and decided to stay. No\\ we're e
rN ing to talk our parents into no\ -
ring here.
Degree: lM\ degree is 1i adier-
using v\. ih a nunor in agriculture
Hobbies: Making cakes! NI\ dad
pronused me that if I would d get ni',
degree then he would d send me to
cooking school. I decided to go to
cake decorating school. In March.
when it \\as freezing cold. I tent
to The Wilton School in Chicago
tor a month. I took five courses.
Cake decorating is: Rela\ing and

ies like Jacksonville or Gainesville.
There are plenty of people in need of
basic necessities living right here in
Gilchrist County. Thanks to people
like the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office Volunteers, those people are
guaranteed a feast on Thanksgiving,
but what about Christmas?

By Lauren Rudd

first place. .....There is a second place

".played by losers." -.
Vince Lombards once said, "There
is no room for second place. There ist
only one places my game, and that's
first place ...in there is a second place
bowl game, but it is a game for losers
played by losers."
Those words describe exactly how
you should feel with regard to invest-
ing in stocks. As a rule you should
Sonly want to invest in companies that
are the leaders in their field, or those
that show all the attributes of becom-
ing leaders. t
Ongoing profitability in conjunc-
tion with intrinsic value that is above
the curregoingt share price will also helom-
separate the wheat from the chaffving
Needless t say there are always ex-
ceptions to everyrustmentsle, which is one
reason why investing is such fun.
In keeping with the popular con-
cept of "no stock left behind,' we
are going to take a look at two com-
panies that have riot been discussed
here for the past three years, having
been pushed aside in favor of more
desirable investments, and are ex-

will have to make a stand of judgment against those who
deny such. Jesus said, "Therefore I said to you that you
will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He,
you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). What if a religion
does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Are we to
understand they are right ot wrong? What Jesus said is that
if a person does not believe that HE is the Son of God,
they will die in their sins. If a Buddhist, Islamist, Jew,
Gentile, male, female, young or old does hot believe that
Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God, they will die
in their sins! Why? God said so!
If men choose to practice things not found in the pages
of God's word, we are obligated by love to admonish them
to hold fast to the pattern of sound doctrine (2. Timothy
4:1-5; Titus 1:10-14). Jesus criticized the religious leaders
of His day (Matthew 23). John the Baptist admonished
Herod about his marriage (Matthew 14:4). The apostle
Paul told the people of Athens to give up their idols to
serve the true and living God (Acts 17).
There is a single body of truth and that truth is the word
of God. "Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is
speaking the utterances of God" (1 Peter 4:11). The only
way we can know the truth is to abide in His truth (John
15:7). The words we speak cannot be of human wisdom (1
Corinthians 2:12,13) but only the words of truth from the
mind of God. "Let God be true, but every man a liar"
(Romans 3:4). "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try
the spirits whether they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1).

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fun. I'e al. a,s h liked to do cre-
ariie thin's. With cake decorating
\ou don't haie to stick v. ith the
pattern. \ou can Ltr something dif-
ferent and the \ orst yOLu 'a ill hate
is cake to eat.
Cake decorating is not: Ea\ 0to
clean up I hate doing dishes.
One day: I would lo',e to ha\e a
Currently works: As a parapro-
fessional at Trenton Elementar\
School. I'm hoping to get a ieach-
ing job ne\t :ear
Favorite book or movie. "Gone
with the Wind" is m. favorite
book and mo ne. I collect "Gone
% ith the Wind" stuff.
Favorite food- I lo',e broccoli .
that's \teird I knom. And I like
an% thing chocolate.

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ceptions to what was just said. Both
companies showed excellent poten-
tial before falling victim to a series of
missteps resulting in a less than stel-
lar performance.
Now, with their problems mostly
put behind them, their outlook for the
future is upbeat a year or two down
the road. .With our mantra of invest-
ing being a 3 to 5 year proposition,
the wait should not be a problem.
First up is Cubic Corporation. I last
discussed Cubic on July 11, 2004.
Back, then the shares were trading at
$20.89. Unfortunately, the company
began to suffer from a negative cash
flow from operations due to an in-
crease in accounts receivable.
Part of the reason was a late De-
fense Department payment of ap-
proximately $12 million. There was
also a growing accounts receivable
problem within the company's Trans-
portation Systems division due to de-
lays -in meeting payment milestones
on several contracts. These problems.
have been fixed. .>n,
"As a-resilt;, the 'shares recen'rth
traded at the $41.46 level for an av-
erage 25.67 percent compounded an-
nual return over the past three years.
However, most of that gain came in
the last six months. My earnings es-,
timate for this fiscal year is $1.53 per
share and $1.65 for 2008 with a 12
month target price of $47. The intrin-
sic value using discounted earnings.
is $51, but it is $10 using the free
cash flow to the firm methodology.
The $10 reflects prior problems and
I would ignore it.
Our next problem child is Trex.
Given that the color of choice today
is green, and the \ord recycle is of-
ten mentioned with reverence, Trex
should be on solid ground. The firm
recycles wood and plastic products to
manufacture decking and other wood
look-a-like products, such as outdoor
trim and fencing.
When I last wrote -about the com-
pany on Nov. 21, 2004, ,the shares
were trading at about $46, as com-

Lottery Numbers
November 14
Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $14 million

5-Digit Winners:
110 at $3704.50

4-Digit Winners
6,457 at $51.00

3-Digit Winners:
115,612 at $4.00

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

November 17
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $3 million

5-Digit Winners:
68 at $5,239.50

4-Digit Winners:
3,370 at $85.50

3-Digit Winners:
72,371 at $5.50

Play 4 Drawing:

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By Cindy Jo Ayers

Gosh, it's Thanksgiving and I'm
sure thankful for the many blessings
our family has enjoyed through the
years. How blessed are we to live in
America, in a small town in the South
where it's warm most of the winter.
It don't get a whole lot better than
we have it. You know, I'm thankful
that there are a few people left around
who will take the time to bake won-
derful cakes and pies from scratch.
This week I'm happy to report that
one of Gilchrist County's best cooks
appeared on TV last week. Gertrude
Wilson had the honor of appearing on
WCJB Channel 20 news last Tuesday,
November 13. Mrs. Wilson's Recipe
was selected to be a part of Central
Florida's Favorite Heirloom Recipes
which aired from November 12-15.
Channel 20 featured area cooks and
their special heirloom holiday reci-
The following recipe came from
Mrs. Wilson's mother-in-law who
gave her the recipe in early 1949.
She said that she has made the recipe
many, many, times since she and her
husband Arthur were married in No-
vember of 1948. Mrs. Wilson said,
"I think of my mother-in-law each
time I bake it." She also went on to
say that it never lasted long because
everyone seems to love it.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived and
raised two sons in Brunt Lake, New
York which is located in the Adiron-
dack Mountains. They now have a
large extended family which includes

pared to a recent price of $8. Can the
company recover its previous glory?
I believe so.. The company's recent
operating results were adversely im-
,pacted by a $45 million addition to a
product defect reserve. Nonetheless,
Trex is confident that only a small
percentage of the product manufac-
tured from 2003 to mid-2006 at a
single Nevada plant .i-. detfc&i, e. ,
There was also a $9.4 million in-
ventory adjustment due to the dis-
continuation of obsolete product.
Furthermore, the downturn in hous-
ing market has not only hurt sales but
has forced a cutback in operations
resulting in a reduction of the manu-
facturing staff from 935 workers at
the beginning of 2007 to the present
count of 665.
My earnings forecast for this year,
is one cent per share and 60 cents per
share in 2008, with a 12 month tar-
get price on the shares of $10 for a
25 percent capital gain. Because the
company has had negative earnings
in the recent past, it isr not possible to
calculate a meaningful intrinsic value
for the shares.
Lombardi also said that any man's
finest hour is that moment. when he
has worked his heart out in a good
cause and lies exhausted on the field
of battle victorious. The finest hour
for both Cubic and Trek.is probably
just over the horizon.
You can write to financial colum-

six grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren. She is a retired post-
master who loves to bake and give
away her special baked goods.
Her husband often jokes that she
should hang up a Bakery shingle.
She fills her days with baking and
volunteering at Ayers Rehabilitative
They have been spending their
winters in Trenton since 1992. Mrs.
Wilson said, "I'm so glad we decided
to buy our place in Trenton, we feel
very much at home here."

Sift together and set aside:
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large bowl, mik together:
1 cup Shortening
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups buttermilk
Beat the dry ingredients alternately
with the wet ingredients. Grease and
flour a bundt or tube cake pan. Pour
batter into pan. Place in pre-heated
350 degree oven. Bake for 1 hour
and 10 minutes. Let cool on rack for
at least 30 minutes then run knife
around edge of pan and turnout on
cake plate. Dust with confectioners
sugar after cake is completely cool.

nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Toys For Tots to hold
registration in Trenton
Vice Arcadi ofthe Tri-County Ma-
rine Corp League along with several
other members will be at the Gilchrist
County Public Library in Trenton on
Tuesday, November 27 to sign-up for
Toys for Tots. The registration will be
held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please
bring photo ID and Social Security
cards for all the children.
The children that are registered
will receive their toys on December
14 at the United Methodist Church in
'Trenton from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information please con-
tract Ted Henley or call (352) 542-
2043. :

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Legislative Delegation visits

Gilchrist County to hear


Representative Debbie Boyd and Senator Steve Oelrich

The County's representatives
in Tallahassee visited Trenton on
Thursday, November 15 to hear the
concerns of area citizens as well as

elected officials.
The hearing chairperson was Rep-
resentative Debbie Boyd of Newber-
ry. Rep. Boyd serves as the ranking


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member on the Agribusiness Com-
mittee as well as the Committee onf
Health Quality, Environment and
Natural Resources Council. Rep.
Boyd represents District 11 which
includes all of Gilchrist, Suwannee,
Layfayette and part of Columbia, and
Alachua counties.
The other member of our Legis-
lative Delegation is State Senator
Steve Oelrich of Gainesville who
represents District 14. This district
is made up of all of Gilchrist, Ala-
chua, Union, Bradford and part of
Putnam, Marion, Levy and Columbia
counties. Sen. Oelrich serves as the
Higher Education chair plus the So-
cial Responsibility Policy and Calen-
dar Committee, Commerce Commit-
tee, Ethics and Elections Committee,
Governmental Operations Commit-
tee, Higher Education Appropria-
tions Committee, Florida Legislative
Committee on Intergovernmental
The crowd at the County Commis-
sion meeting room was rather thin
when the hearing began at 2 p.m.
Rep. Boyd welcomed everyone to
the hearing and reminded those citi-
zens and elected officials who had
budget requests they should be turned
in to their offices as soon as possible.
The deadline will be March 4.
Stoney Smith who represented the
City of Fanning Springs made a plea
for support for the ongoing project of
a regional well field which will serve
Fanning Springs, Trenton, Chiefland
as well as possibly Lancaster Cor-
rectional. The -project, which the
Suwannee River Water Management
District is already helping with, will
cost approximately 12 million dol-
lars. Smith also requested support for
a waste water system for the City of
Fanning Springs. They have no sew-
er system at this time. Sen. Oelrich
complimented the cities involved for
working together on the well field
DavidStill, Deputy Executive Di-
rector with the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District was at the
delegation for continued support of
the water district's many projects and
especially for the Suwannee River
Partnership program which works
the area farmers to help them imple-

ment Best Management Practices. He
said that the Partnership has become
one of the most successful BMP pro-
grams in the nation.
Several area citizens representing
AARP were at the hearing to make
their needs known. They advised the
legislative delegation that HMOs
were the wrong way for the state to
go in the rural counties. A request
was also made for more affordable
housing in this area.
Several area citizens made their
fears of lack of water known con-
cerning the three new water bottling
plants which have made application
for permits in this area. One of the
speakers pointed out that bottled wa-
ter had now passed any other bottle
beverage in sales.
Dave Bruderly spoke about the
advantages of ethanol production in
rural area. He spoke in support of the
farm to fuel programs and the on-
going research at the University of
Alan Mikell spoke of the need for
more electrical plants in the state and
the ever-growing need for more elec-
Tax Collector Damon Leggett
asked the legislative delegation to
consider the effect that their actions
concerning property tax amend-
ments would have on small counties.
Leggett pointed out that at this time
the real estate market is very unstable
in this area. Representative Boyd
thanked Leggett for working 'vith
her office. A representative for the
court system requested more funding
to help the county pave a new park-
ing area. on the former Lee Roberts
He also made a plea for cost of liv-
ing raises for state employees.
School Superintendent James
Vickers requested grant money in
the amount of $350,000 for the old
gym at Trenton Elementary School.
He also requested an extension of
the school year. He also ask that the
legislative body postpone staff size
reduction. He told of a great group
of young teachers that had just been
Sen. Oelrich complimented Gil-
christ County on their great schools

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Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
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" Pastor: Jake Cravey '
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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saying that many of the schools with
more funding didn't have schools that
did nearly as well as Gilchrist County
did. Superintendent Vickers gave the
credit to the great administrators and
County Commissioner Tommy
Langford told Rep. Boyd and Sen.
Oelrich how important SCRAPP
funding was to Gilchrist County. The
SCRAPP funds resurfacing for rural
paved roads. He said that the state
was planning to discontinue some
programs that help pave roads in rural
counties and it would hurt this county
a great deal if they did. Langford said,
"Roads are the number one issue in
our county." He also mentioned a
$200,000 grant for the new parking
lot at the courthouse. He said that it
would be a two-phase grant. Com-
missioner Langford also made a plea
for a new Ag Center and requested
1.13 million to build it. He explained
that if the Super Homestead Exemp-
tion passed it would hurt the county's
budget greatly.
Michelle Carter, a Gilchrist County
School Board member, asked that the
State let the counties plan their own
school calendar. Carter said, "We
need more local control."
Trenton City Manager Jered Otten-
wess requested that the plan to four
lane Hwy. ,26 from Fanning Springs
to Newberry be moved forward on
the calendar of state road projects.
He said that because of the amount of
traffic on that roadway Trenton was
at the point where they could not let
many more development happen that
affects the roadway. Ottenwess said,
"This a critical local issue."
The delegation thanked the citizens
for coming out and letting them know
about their concerns.


4uzion Association
4uzion Teen Leadership Associa-
tion will present a new series called
Love, Peace and Jesus. Don't miss
this dynamic series being held at the
Fort White Community Center next
to the Sports Park, Tuesdays, De-
cember 4th, 11th, and 18th from 3:30
- 5:00. Learn how to recognize the
real thing. This series is free and open
to all high school coeds. Sponsored
by Crossroads Pregnancy Center and
Fort White FCA. For more informa-
tion, call 497-4635.

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9:30 am Sunday School
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
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Evening W orship ............ ...................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
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Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phonie: 386-935-3575
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School & Sports Physicals School Health Services
Chronic & Acute Care TB Testing
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Mr. and Mrs. Randy Floyd of High
Springs would like to announce the
engagement of their daughter, Nich-
ole Virginia Floyd to Richie Adam
Ivey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Ivey
of Sylyania, Georgia.
The bride-elect graduated from
Santa Fe Community College and
Lake City Community College of
Nursing. The groom-elect gradu-

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Happy Birtldav 'Aishes to Crs-
tal Register and Eainest Craft on
No ember 22: Amanda Breton
NMcLaughlin. Dann\ Landis. and
S\ vester Dais ison November 23.
Art Bro\ n.Sr..Bradle\ Slaugluter.
Mart\ Adkins, and Cloe Simpson
on No-ember 24. Connie Da\ is. ,
Loretta Sand\. Cecil Craft. Alex
Hudson. and Quade Kincaid on
No' ember 25: Clifton \\ayne
Dasher. Justin Jones. Samantha
Roth. and Lucille "Kitt\" Damp-
son on No\ember 2:; Kim Imler.
Helen Tobombs. and Neil PollackL
on No" embel 2,7: and Joe.Shope.
Ronnie Wilder. Connie Burnes.
Sieten Henle\. and Rebecca
Trollingei on No% ember 2.
Happy Anni\ ersary wishes
to Mr. and Mrs. Temon Phillips
on November 22. Shannon and
Chnstne Smith on November 24:
Wamne .and Flora Brock, Mih. and
Mrs. Ron Augusto. and NMr and
Mrs. Trov Breton on No..ember
26; and Mr. and Mrs. NMike Pruitt
on November 27.

ated from Screven County High. He
served four years in the Marines with
two tours in Iraq.
The bride-elect is employed by
North Florida Regional Medical Cen-
ter. The groom-elect is employed by
Ray Metal Works.

FHP Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol, will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: December 1-31 2007. These
checkpoints will be held at the fol-
lowing locations, in the following
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd;
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47, CR
138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR 340,
CR 341;
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53, SR
Levy: SR 24,SR45,SR49,SR 121,
SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR 341,
CR 345, CR337, CR 335, CR316, CR
464, CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles that
are being operated with defects and
,violations such as:,worn / unsafe tiies,
,-bad brakes.i mpriopev window tinting,
.cracked / broken windshields, unse-
cured loads, and defective lighting. In
addition, attention will be directed to
violations of: driver license laws, mo-
tor vehicle registration laws, non-use
of seatbelts and motor vehicle insur-
ance requirements.
The Florida Highway Patrol has
found these checkpoints to be an ef-
fective method of enforcing state
laws, which relate to the safe and le-
gal operation of motor vehicles.
Authorizing Supervisor:
Lieutenant Patrick V. Riordan

Corporal Josh Smith
Someone asked me to write to you
today, about being a veteran and what
my time in our nation's military has
meant to me. I am sad to say, that I
have seen the worst humanity has
to offer. In spite of the dangers that
young men and women are exposed
to today, they are performing their
jobs flawlessly. Perhaps the cruelest
factors of war, are those who return
home mentally wounded, unable
to shake the images they have wit-
nessed; forever haunted in day, but
worst of all, visited and haunted at
Most Americans will never be able
to fathom what it is like to engage in
combat before the age of 21 while
they learn not to worry about where
the next mortar round may fall,
just so they can do their job. Most
of their counterparts are in college
stressed out about a midterm exam.
Most Americans do not want to know
the truth. They just want to say thank
you when they see me in an airport
or a gas station. Everyone likes to
think they have honored their coun-
try's veterans, by holding ceremonies

on special days, not unlike the pres-
ent one you are attending right now.
There is no need to thank anyone. Just
remember them. Remember them ev-
ery day you take for granted the very
things they have fought and died to
preserve. Remember them when you
see some young man or woman with
prosthetic arms. Honor them in your
heart when you re-play the images of
September llth in your mind. This
means far more than a verbal thank
you ever could.
As I prepare for my next departure
to Iraq, I am comforted by a quote
from Nathan Hale. These were his
last words as he was hung by the
British, September 22, 1776. "I only
regret that I have but one life to lose
for my country." You see, we are all
part of something so much greater
than ourselves. And it is for that truth,
I gladly sacrifice all that I am, and all
that I have.
Corporal Josh Smith
United States Marine Corps
Editors Note: Corporal Smith is
the grandson of Cliff and Eva Nell
Parker of Trenton.

Spring Registration at
Lake City Community College
(LCCC) is, having registration for
the spring 2008 semester from now
through December 13, Monday
through Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m,
on Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (all
fees due by 3 p.m. on December 13
or you will be purged from the sys-
tem and will have to reregister), and
January 2-4 8 a.m.-3 p.m. fees are
due each day by 3 p.m.
For more information on regis-
tration call the Registrar's Office at
(386) 754-4205 or 754-4291.

5th Annual

Firewalker's Legacy

Hart Springs Intertribal Powwow
'Honoring All Veterans




Live Music


November 23

- 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend
Hart Springs Campground in Bell, Florida

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Letter from Corporal Smith

I Closings |

The Gilchrist County
Journal will be closed
November 22 and 23
The Gilchrist County Journal will
be closed on November 22 and 23 for
the Thanksgiving holiday. The Jour-
nal staff wishes you a happy Thanks-

Parrish Land
Surveying closed Thurs-
day and Friday
Parrish Land Surveying will be
closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and
Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of

Gilchrist County Solid
Waste Department will
be closed on
November 22 and 23
The Gilchrist County Solid Waste
Department will be closed on Thurs-
day, November 22 and Friday, No-
vember 23 for the Thanksgiving Hol-
iday. This includes the SE Center,
the NE Center and all mobile trucks.
The mobile truck at Rock Bluff will
be scheduled for the day before the
holiday (Wednesday, November 21)
and the City of Trenton Mobile Truck
will not be scheduled until the follow-
ing Friday, November 30. If you have
any questions, please do not hesitate
to call 463-3185. Please have a safe
and Happy Holiday!

Trenton Farmers'
Market Block Party
Nov. 24
Andy Kane is calling a dance next
Saturday, November 24,2007 from 2
to 5 p.m. during the Trenton Farmers
Market and Block Party. The Flying
Turtles are playing. Andy is now liv-
ing in.Gainesville and has called at
Pine Woods, the Glen Echo Dance,
and has done workshops and dances
all over. Come out and welcome him
to the area with a free dance spon-
sored by the City of Trenton. We will
have the dance at the historic train
depot: Wood floor. Want to learn old
time dancing? This is what people did
before we became a nation of couch
potatoes sitting in front of the TV.
Andy will get you started on the right
(or left) foot. It's easy and fun!
Go \\esit on Newberiy Road, (Rt.
26), through Newberry to Trenton.
The only traffic light in Gilchrist
County is at the intersection of Rt. 26
and Rt. 129,. When you get to Tren-
tQn, take a right at the light and go
up a few blocks and take a left at the
Train Depot. It is just before the Su-
wannee Valley Quilt Shop.
The Farmers' Market begins at
12:00 and will feature local produce
and baked goods, arts and crafts in-
cluding handspun yams, homemade
soaps and preserves, paintings and
pottery. Start your Christmas Shop-

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Farmers, artists and craftspeople
wishing to come and display their
work please call (352) 472-7632.
Tom Hogan

A good belly laugh is like taking
your liver for a horseback ride.
Bonny Clark

Izariaye 9 ppficalions
n "9f "isi Coun/y
Eleuterio Sayas-Pliego,
2 2t 19S1, and Debra Dac-hene
Btirrie, 4-/6/1978, both of Tren-
Biuiice Holmes MoodN.
3 S 19 13 and Betty Kay Cre-s.
6 29 1954, both of Chiefland.
Paul Dominic Amerson.
2 1 1956, and Kim Lynn Perr\.
12 20 1955, both of Trenton

_JecorfecfJo arrnaes
i, 9ifccAris/ Coun!',

Francis Edward Jones,
3 Is 1943, and Betty Mar\ Gra-
ham. ) 24/1942, both of Bron-
son. Aere married on 11/11 07.
in Bell by Pastor Anthony Cra\\ -
Rand, Langston, 4/22, 1956.
and Tracy Caraway, 4/26. 1969.
both of Trenton were married on
li 11 2007, in Salt Springs b\
Ruth A. Fox, notary public
Shake n Joseph Prill.
11 26 1978, Kristan Marie
Vangansbeke, 8/25/1985, both
of Trenton were married on
11 6 20(.07 in Trenton by Mrs.
Karen NMcKenney, notary pub-

Trais Vance Simjnons.
9 4 1981, iand Amber Anr Mar-
tila.9 15/1979,bothofNeu ber-
ri %eie married on 11/10.2007.
in Archer by Pastor David Cur-

Christopher Allen Mendig-
uren. 7 9/1985, of Trenton. and
Hannaih Rose Weyer, 8/3 1982.
of Chiefland, were married on
11 11 2007, in Trenton b5 Pas-
tor Dennis W. Webber.
Jerr', Stephen lorris.
2/4-4/1947. -and-. Roslin- -4ean
Murphy. 2 22 1056. both Of Bell
v.ere married on 11 15'2007. In
Bell b\ John N Stanger. public


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Bell High School JROTC

Back row, Cadets Travis Smith, Mitchell Pryor, Clint Wood, and Sar-
ah Nesmith. Front row, Cadets Chris Anderson, Teri Thomas, and
Dylan Mauzey.

The Bell Bulldog 2007 football team and cheerleaders are excited Thursday night after the Bulldogs' 14-10 win over the Aucilla Christian

The Most Valuable Players in the 2007 Bell Bowl received plaques for
their outstanding effort, from left, Bell's 23 Lee Carlisle, and Aucilla
Christian's 15 Matt Dobson.

By Joel Elliott
Last Thursday night, the Bulldogs
hosted the Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Warriors for Bell's postseason
bowl game. This year's Bulldogs.
were wrestling with history, as a win
would propel theiMtb~ie best' easniri
in Bell history. The game proved not
to be the offensive shootout it was
expected to be, but instead it was a

slow, churning war with neither side
giving much room to work on of-
The Bulldogs would take nearly
half a quarter to score its first offen-
sive touchdown, with Mitchell Cah-
ion'sbcorifig on a 10-yard pass from
Justin Fowler. Ryan Fisher, who has
become consistent with his kicking,
booted the extra point to make the

Trenton Tigers

Player of the Week

Brandon Mathis

I1 Touchdown


Bell Bulldogs

Player of the Week

Michael Jones


3 Tackles


score 7-0. But, on the Warrior's very
next drive, Matt Dobson would find
Kyle Barnwell for a 28-yard touch-
down pass. The ensuing kick would
be good, and the score was tied at 7-
The Bulldogs wouldn't wait very
long to score in the second quarter..
With five seconds elapsed in the
second quarter, Lee Carlisle would
plunge in from four yards out for
the touchdown. That's all the scor-
ing that would happen in the second
quarter, with both teams playing suf-
focating defense. Tommy Callahan
would highlight the Bulldogs' great
defense, when he made a remarkable
interception with his man trying in
vain to knock it to the ground. Also,
right before the half ended, the Bull-
dogs' senior receiver would make
a circus catch on a long pass from
Fowler with the ball touching just
about every player on the field before
becoming ensnared by Callahan.
The second half would be silent
on offense for both teams, with only
a field goal from Aucilla to stop the
monotony on offense. Whenever a
team would begin a promising drive,
the opposing defense would get a cru-
cial stop on 3rd down, or else penal-
ties would have teams heading back-

Trenton loses
in first round to
Port t.joe
The Trenton Tigers played well
but Port St. Joe will advance to the
regional finals of the Class A state
playoffs. The Sharks ended the Ti-
gers season, (6-5) with a 35-6 defeat
Friday night in Port St. Joe.
Port St. Joe will host Lafayette
County-Mayo who defeated Jay High
School 14-13 Friday night in Mayo.

Bell Elementary
Pre K class'
Bell Elementary Pre K classes
have organized a fundraiser using 4
Baskets with different themes. One
basket is filled with Gator items; an-
other, Toy items; another, Christmas
items; 'and the last one is a Gift Cer-
tificate/Entertainment basket. -Do-
nations, of $1.00 are needed to have
the opportunity for you to place your
name in a drawing for one of these
The drawing will take place on
December 13, 2007. This is the eve-
ning set aside for the Pre K classes to
perform their Christmas program and
when that jolly old man, called Santa,
comes to visit with the children.
Our Pre K students are working
hard to get donations of $1.00 toward
our fundraiser. With the monies we
get from our Baskets fundraiser, we
are planning a trip in the Spring to
see Mickey Mouse and his friends.
What an exciting time that will be for
our children.
If you would like for your name
to be put in the Christmas drawing
for one of our Baskets, please do not
hesitate to call or come by and see
one of our Pre K teachers here at Bell
Some wonderful items and gift cer-
tificates have been donated by local
businesses and others to make sure
our Baskets are filled to the brim with
great items. I'm sure you do not want
to miss this opportunity to get a ticket
for this drawing.

Bell Band to host
Silver Bell Ball
The Bell Band Program will be
hosting the "'Silver Bell Ball" on Fri-
day, November 30th for Bell Middle
and High School students. This dance
will kickoff the holidayseason for the
Bell Middle and High Schools.
Admission to the dance is $5.00
each and refreshments will be provid-
ed. Holiday memory photos will be
available for $5.00 each. You may get
group or individual photos. The Mid-
dle School dance will be from 3:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The High School
dance will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
School dress codes and behavior
policies are in effect for the dance.
We encourage students to dress up in

wards better than forwards. With Bell
leading 14-10, the game came down
to the "nitty gritty," With Aucilla
on the Bell side of the field and fac-
ing a 4th and 3, Aucilla would throw
a short pass. The Bell fans let out a
collective groan because he had ap-
parently caught it, but that was to be
changed. Paul Clark .had been read-
ing the pass, and broke on the ball as
soon as it was thrown. Clark's colli-
sion with the Aucilla receiver would
knock the ball incomplete, essentially
sealing the game for the home squad.
Bell would win the game, 14-10.
I reported the game was a defensive
battle, but Lee Carlisle had another
outstanding performance, collect-
ing 183 yards on 32 carries and one
touchdown. He now has 1,808 yards
on the year with 17 touchdowns. Jus-
tin Fowler had an efficient game, go-
ing 9 of 16 for 84 yards and a touch-
down. For the second straight game,
he didn't throw an interception. For
the high school, the names of Beach,
Callahan, Cann6n, Clark, Elliott,
Upshaw, Yingling, Harris, and Jones
will forever have the memories of
this great season, and those names
will move to the top of Bell football
history as the years go by.

On Thursday November 8, 2007
the Bell High School JROTC and
Symphonic Band performed a Veter-
ans Day program to salute Veterans
who have fought for our country's
The show was performed three
times, the first time in the morning
for the Bell Middle School, an after-
noon show for the high school, and
an evening show for the community.
The program was an outstanding
success! The program utilized cadet
re-enactors who portrayed soldiers
from World War 1 through present
day operations and POWs/MIAs.
It also included flags from the fifty
states, and a cadet reciting the poem
"A Veteran Remembers." The Sym-
phonic band played the "Washing-
ton Post," "National Anthem", "God
Bless America," and taps for our
fallen soldiers.

festive holiday dress. Once students
'enter the dance, they must lemn.in foi
Sthe entue dance Anyone lea, ng '.' ill
'not be alio'%.ed ttoi return to the dance
There will be no loitering on school
property. The dance is only open to
Bell Middle and High School stu-
We look forward to a great evening
of music, fun and dancing.
In keeping with the spirit of the
holidays, the Bell Band Program will
be having its Winter Holiday Concert
on Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in
the Iris Roberts Auditorium and the
admission is free.
SBeginning 6th grade Band, 7th
grade Intermediate Band, 8th grade
Concert,Band and the High School
Symphonic Band will be participat-
ing. There' will be solos and ensem-
bles also performing. We encourage
parents and family members to attend
and support your child's hard work
and efforts. We invite the Commu-
nity to come and enjoy the holiday
music, one reason for the change to
Saturday night. The Bell Band Boost-
ers will provide refreshments follow-
ing the concert.
The Bell Marching Band will give
its final performance for 2007 at the
Town of Bell's "Storybook Christmas
Parade" on December 2.
Lisa Boutwell Bell Band
Booster News

We would like to again thank all
of our Veterans for their many sacri-
fices and giving us the freedoms we
Cadet Captain Thomas Stephan
Public Affairs Officer

Riverside Christian
School Honor Roll
A Honor Roll students 1are: Sa-
mantha Andrews, Zachary Edmonds,
Alexis Robson, Tori Rogers, Kaelyn
Scott, Tyler Scott, Chloe Watson, C.J.
Gilbert, Joshiua Mathis, Levi Fergu-
son, Parker Ferguson, and Tate Wat-
A/B Honor Roll students are:
Tyla Begue, Jefferson Dumus, Han-
nah Hart, Sara Jorgensen, Mariah
Lampros, Cody Norton, Douglas
Simpson, Courtney Reynolds, Devin
Reynolds, and Lacey Watson.

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and Alec Rolling.

Bell FFA Alumni News

The Bell FFA Alumni had their an-
nual Thanksgiving dinner on Monday,
November 12. We had a wonderful
turn out and a lot of great food.
The evening started with dinner
and then our special guests were the
Bell Junior FFA Chapter Opening
and Closing Ceremony team that per-
formed for us. They will be compet-
ing in December at the Sub District
Meet. The Alumni were very pleased
to have these members present and
they did a great job. The team is
coached by former Bell FFA and new
alumni member, Sara Moran. We at
the alumni wish them good luck!
We were proud of the participa-
tion of the Bell Junior FFA Chapter
at Down Home Days in Trenton this
year. They had a fundraiser booth

that consisted of baked goods, cara-
mel apples, and their drawing tickets.
They will continue to sell the tickets
until December 1 at the Bell Christ-
mas parade. The drawing will be that
day. Thanks to all who supported
them at Down Home Days.
Upcoming events that the alumni
are preparing for are the following:
smoked turkey' sale (10-12 lb. tur-
key) $25.00. We are taking orders
for Christmas, The turkeys are on a
pre-order/pre-pay basis. There will
be a pick-up date given. Please call
(352) 222-0309 or (352) 316-5217 if
you are interested in purchasing one.
The alumni is also planning to par-
ticipate in the Bell Christmas Parade.
Be looking for us.
The alumni Christmas party will

be held on Monday, December 10th
at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Eddie and
Cindy Scott. Please bring a covered
dish. The drinks, meats, and paper
products are provided by the alumni.
This is an adult only party. For those
who wish to participate, there will
be a redneck gift exchange (no more
than $20.00).
We continue to .encourage you to
come out and join us. It is never to
late to sign up. The purpose of this
organization is to. promote FFA and
help the youth in our community who
are involved in FFA. Anyone is wel-
come to join!
If you have any questions, please
call (352) 222-0309.
See you soon!
Tanya Rolling
Bell FFA Alumni Reporter

Bell FFA receives check for $500

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Bell FFA 4.A-disor Bill Alar-tin. Datid Kirkhlad. Chelsea cwAfe Victoria Bolton and Piesident of the
Gilchrist Counttl Fiarmi Bitreazi. Rou l\ilsou.

Mr. Ro WVilson. President of the
Gilchnst Cotunt\ Farn Bureau. pre-
sented a $500 check to the Bell FFA
on behalf of the CARES program
The students earned the money\ b
helping in the receitl% held cares

dinner held heie in the couit\. The
FFA -stidenti arn the registration [a-
ble. deorated lthe taige. helped a \ith
the parking. and did most of the eti-
ting up and taking do ii ot the tables

and chairs. The mone\ w\ ill be u-_ed
Lb, the FFA tor leadersihp training.
Thanks againn for all the students
.. Io.' helped make this \eear's pio-
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The Trenton Tiger Volleyball team
held its annual volleyball banquet
Thursday night in the THS cafete-
ria. Team members received awards
and recognition on their, great ac-
complishments for the 2007 season.
The highlight of the evening came
with the announcement of this year's
Most Valuable Player, Casey Fischer.
Casey has been playing volleyball for
Trenton for seven years. She has been
on varsity for two years and served
as one of the team captains this year.
She led the team in Aces with sixty-
eight, Points-off-serve with 237 and
Kills with 186 while playing in all 28
matches this year helping Trenton to
an 18-10 record.
Casey, along with other team cap-
tains, Taylor Garner and Danielle
White who led the team in Blocks
with 87 will all graduate this year and
be greatly missed according to varsi-
ty Coach Steve Broker. Also receiv-
ing recognition for their outstanding
efforts this year were Brenna Land
with 200 Digs and Alexis Dixon with
419 Assists. The Junior Varsity team,
coached by Salley Martin, was also
recognized individually and for their
team record of 24 wins and only one
loss this year and their win at the
Bronson JV Tournament for the sec-
ond year in a row. The middle school
team, coached by Taven Bennett also
had a great season, finishing up with
ten wins and only two losses.
The banquet started with a great
meal cooked by James Class and
Stephanie White C.ie.. Fischer put
together a giedat lide hhov. ,10 iecap'
the memoable moments of the past
season and honor those who helped
make it possible. A special thanks
went out to all of our sponsors,

parents, workers and the volunteer
coaches, Belinda Heaton, Morgan
Martin and Brandi Coleman.

Bell Band
Booster News
We are beginning Basketball con-
cession and the signup book for stu-
dents and adults is located in Ms.
Gover's office. For those boosters,
we have contact numbers and Volun-
teer Coordinator, Lisa Boutwell will
be contacting you on available shifts.
If you haven't been contacted by

6:00 P.M.




From November 22, 2007 to November 28,2007
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Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702

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5:30 pm
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Basketball (JV/V) vs. Taylor County
Football Banquet
Career Expo (Seniors Only)
High Q Division Tournament
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3/5:30 pm Drama
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Page Seven
Lisa, call her at 386-935-0743 after
This year Middle School students
are eligible to work if their parent or
guardian works the same shift. Each
student or parent that works earns
fundraiser points for their student
and either $5.00 or $10.00 per shift
depending on the shift length. This
money is put in your child's travel
account for use on expenses or to use
on trips or the end of year trip.
Students are asked to bring in either
five 2-liter drinks or 48 homemade or
bakery cookies for our dance. Each
student will receive 1 fundraiser
point for their effort. You may also
bring in two 24-packs of water for
the same points. Remember, students
must earn 5 fundraiser points during
the season to be eligible for the end
of the year trip.
The itinerary for the Prism Concert
trip to Florida State University will
be sent home after the Thanksgiving
Holiday for those students and family
members who have purchased tickets
and are planning to attend.
There will be a booster meeting on
Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in
the band room. The purpose of this
meeting is to finalize the plans for the
February Dinner Theatre. Our talent-
ed students from our award-winning
Growl skit are working hard on some
special entertainment for this theatre.
The theatre will also highlight solo
and ensembe participates from mid-
dle and high :school, as well as the
talents of other school students. All
boosters need to be at this meeting.
Lisa Boutwell

Skiing: I do not participate in any
sport with ambulances at the bottom
of the hill.

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Young Hunters kill deer

early in the season

Badcock sponsors benefit

for Haven Hospice

Badcock Home Furniture & More
of Chiefland will sponsor its second
annual raffle to benefit Haven Hos-
pice. Tickets to win a Phillips Mag-
navox large-screen high-definition
TV, featuring a 47-inch LCD, are $5
each. They can be purchased begin-
ning Fri., Nov. 23 at the Badcock
store, Hwy. 19 North in Chiefland. A
drawing to win the TV will be held
Fri., Dec. 21 at the store.
For tickets or more information,
call Badcock at (352) 493-4847, or
contact Kathleen Bogolea, Haven
Hospice associate director of devel-
opment at (352) 271-4665. All pro-
ceeds will benefit Haven Hospice in
the Tri-Counties area. The winner
need not be present to win.
Haven Hospice is North Florida's
expert in end-of-life and palliative
care and is one of eight 2007 Circle

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to be recognized as leaders in improv-
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Chance, Brookc. 9th/ia~ioir sit Ti tutou HwhI School. killed fill,;
point bock L-'1Ilt' iiiuu i. L'tl1h Insthat/wI IIFOr-t 1 \71ntL' Iat r'tk-
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Roblert M ounica!, f. of Bell killed 1/tlu boteo-poiit Ibuck on Npsotzn,fcinoi
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Chamber Corner

Volunteers are needed for Commu-
nity Service Day. In the spirit of be-
ing a community oriented county we
are seeking all young at heart avail-
able volunteers to help with our first
community service day. Community
service day will be
held on Tuesday, De-
cember 4, at the Tren-
ton Community Cen- /
ter, 8:30 a.m. through
4:30 p.m. At our first. ]"L
community project we Gic
will be sprucing up "Gl
the inside of the Tren- COU
ton Community Cen- h Flori
ter. We are in hopes N
that this will be the r'
first of many commu- ,
nity service days, to
continue working on
projects throughout Gilchrist County
(Bell, Fanning Springs, Trenton and
all rur.l m at e0,, itsie community work-
Ing togetUir b ithl pride, Eaor this pro.e
ect all matenals ha\e been supplied;

what we need is for you to show your
community spirit by volunteering
your services to help with cleaning,
fabric work, yard work, carpentry
and lots of painting. If you can par-
ticipate in this one day project, either
all day or even part
of your day, please
contact Maureen at
. i the Chamber office
S 463-3467 or 463-

rist Show your
B Holiday Spirit by
nty decking out, your
da business with
Christmas lights
t Jand decorations'
aT -for the Chamber's
Annual Gilchrist

County Christmas Lighting Contest.
The out of county judges will be out
taking notes and making their -deci-
,i.On- based oiln the best -aind most
..CL.LetU.e decora ions.. die first ,-.eek
in December. It's never too early to
start planning some friendly competi-
tion on how your business will be the
best and most creatively decorated,
so get busy.
Photographs of all the winning dis-
plays will be placed in the Gilchrist
County Journal, this is an annual tra-
dition. The winners will also receive
recognition at the annual Chamber
Members Banquet to be held January
24, 2008. If you are planning to par-
ticipate please contact the Chamber
office (352) 463-3467.
Chamber Mixer hosted by Drum-
mond Community Bank located at
1502 East Wade St. in Trenton on
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, be-
tween the hours of 5 p.m. and 6:30
p.m. If you would like to promote
your place of business and meet
other Chamber members by having a
Chamber Mixer or if you are a new
business or an individual and would
like more information on how to be-
come a member of the Chamber of
Commerce please contact the Cham-
ber office at (352) 463-3467 or 463-

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We now have our bus trip to Tampa
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hosting North Central Florida's larg-
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and Sunday December 1 and 2.
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place to find reasonably priced,
unique gifts to give to everyone on
your holiday gift list including the
"hard to shop for" person. In addi-
tion, it's an opportunity to find one-
of-a-kind items for the home and
This year's show will consist of
over 250 of the East Coast's finest
crafters and artisans. Vendors in the
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carved wood items, clothes, person-
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marionettes, quilts and much, much
Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q
will be serving hamburgers, cheese-
burgers, BBQ pork, sandwiches, and
French Fries, not to mention the hot
dogs, pizza, cotton candy, roasted
nuts, kettle corn, snow cones, iced
tea and pretzels.
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10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more
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The Gilchrist County
Journal will be closed
November 22 and 23
The Gilchrist County Journal will
be closed on November 22 and 23 for
the Thanksgiving holiday. The Jour-
nal staff wishes you a happy Thanks-

The' truth of the matter is that you
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The hard part is doing it.
H. Norman Schwarzkopf

outstanding intermediate 4-H mem-
ber. She is a member of Flatwood
Friends 4-H- club. She is actively
involved in her 4-H club, county
council, judging teams, many project
areas, and she shows Brahman cattle
across the United States.
Kailey Roux was named the out-
standing junior 4-H member. She is
a member of the Santa Fe 4-H club.
She is actively involved in her club,
county council, club judging teams,
many project areas, and participates
in the Suwannee River Fair and.
the North Florida fair. Kailey is he
daughter of Robert and Sherry Roux
of High Springs.
Congratulations to these outstand-
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Alice Mae Haire makes many quilts and this one is a one-of-a-kind.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
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Quilt Museum. What a wonderful
day we had celebrating our Thanks-
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a week before Thanksgiving so each
family can enjoy their day with fam-
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Recently at the 4-H county ban-
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outstanding members for the 2006-07
4-H year. 4-H membership is divided
into groups: Senior (ages 14-18), In-
termediate (ages 11-13), and Juniors
(ages 8-10).
Krystina Thompson was named the
outstanding senior member. Krystina
is a member of the Home Grown 4-
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her 4-H club, county council, district
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Brandalyn Bishop was named the




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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Akers, 80, of Lake
Park, Georgia, died peacefully at her
home on Wednesday, November 14,
2007. She was born December 1,
1926 in Baileysville, West Virginia to
the late Reverend Charles and Alice
Tribune Blankenship. Mrs. Akers
was a member of the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Billie Joe Akers; son, Mark
Anthony Akers; and three siblings,
Burnell Rogers, George Blankenship,
and Billy Blankenship.
Survivors include her son, Joshua
Akers; daughters, Sherry (George)
Kremer, Kathy (Tim) Phinney and
Terry Hudson; a son-in-law, Frank
Hudson; three siblings, Charles (Eliz-
abeth) Blankenship, James (Judy)
Blankenship -and Edna Jean Long;
her grandchildren, Billy Phinney and
George Kremer; and countless niec-
es, nephews, and friends who loved
her dearly.
Memorial services were held at 4
p.m., Sunday, November 18, 2007
at the McLane Lakewood Funeral
Home Chapel in Lake Park. The
family received friends on Sunday
from 3 p.m. until service time at the
McLane Lakewood Funeral Home.

Gwendolyn Roberts
Iding Brogden
Gwendolyn Roberts Iding Brogden,
74, died Sunday morning, November
18, 2007 in the Haven Hospice Care
Center in Chiefland, Florida, after liv-
ing with Parkinson's Disease .for over
25 years. Gwen was born near Hart
Springs in Gilchrist County. She was
the daughter of the late Millard and
Thelma Lindsey Roberts; she was
raised in Lake City, Florida.
Gwen was an outspoken advocate
for quality mental health services in
the local, state, and national arena for
more than thirty years. She dedicat-
ed much of her life to improving the
lives of others, and to making certain
that people with mental illnesses and
other disabilities received the care,
treatment, and understanding they
needed and deserved to live indepen-
dent and productive lives. Several
specific accomplishments illustrate
her advocacy on behalf of the men-
tally ill: promoting the establishment
of Boley Manor, in St. Petersburg,


Florida one of the first psychiatric
rehabilitation facilities in the nation;
helping to found the first hospice in
Florida, in Pinellas County; lead-
ing the way, as President of Mental
Health Association of Florida, to
raise awareness and acceptance of
patient and consumer empowerme-
nt of people with mental illness and
encouraging their meaningful partici-
pation in the Mental Health Associa-
tion and to the creation of the Florida
Mental Health Consumers Coalition;
leading a coalition of state mental
health organizations in a success-
ful effort to rewrite the State Mental
Health Code to further protect the
human rights of people hospitalized
in State Mental Health institutions
and to ensure greater priority for the
mental health needs of children and
youth; forcefully lobbying Members
of the Florida State Legislature, the
Department of Health & Rehabilita-
tive Services, and the Department
of Education to establish the Florida
Mental Health Institute as a research-
oriented facility. In each of these
efforts, Gwen was able to bring to-
gether groups of like-minded people
who could create a strategy, imple-
ment it, and stay focused on the goal
-- to ensure that children and adults
in Florida with emotional and men-
tal health problems could receive
community-based services that were
appropriate, affordable, and acces-
sible, and to have their human and
civil rights protected. For her accom-
plishments, she was awarded several
recognition, including the Katherine
Hamilton Award in 1982 as the Na-
tional Mental Health Volunteer of the
Year. A distinguished lecture series in
her name, was established at the Flor-
ida Mental Health Institute (FMHI)
at the University of South Florida in
Tampa, Florida, in recognition of her
efforts on behalf of FMHI.
She was preceded in death by three
sisters, Evelyn Ullmann, Susan Rob-
erts, Muriel Sugden, and one brother,
Shelby Roberts.
She is survived by her husband,
Jack Brogden of Trenton; two daugh-
ters, Karen Kilgore (Glenn Hall) of
Gainesville and Carla Eschen (Rich)
of Lecanto; her husband's children,
Dan Brogden (June Hong) and Sue
Ellen Brogden of Marietta, Georgia;
five grandchildren, Jennifer Carter
(Jason), Mandy Grimes (Chris), Will
Eschen, Shelby Hall, and Luke Hall,
and one great-grandchild, Harrison
Carter; her sister, Meredith Leckie
(Jack) Palm Coast, Florida; her four
brothers, Lindsey "Red" Roberts
(Susie) of Lake City, Joe Roberts (Li-
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erts (Pam) of Jacksonville; and Don
Roberts (Linda) of Tampa, as well as
numerous nieces and nephew, grand-
nieces and grandnephews.
Graveside services for family and
close friends were conducted at 1
p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at
Midway Church of Christ Cemetery
in Gilchrist County. There was no
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to Haven Hospice, 200
NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, 32606
or The Gwen Idihg Brogden Distin-
guised Lecture Series, Louis de la
Parte Florida Mental Health Institute,
University of South Florida, 13301
Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of the Dees-Parrish Family
Funeral Home, Lake City. Please
sign our on-line family guestbook at

Mrs. Mary Louise Daniel
Mrs. Mary Louise Daniel of Oc-
coee passed away on Sunday, No-
vember 11, 2007 at Health Central in
Ocoee. She was 80 years old.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Bruce L. Daniel, Sr and son,
Earnest Lee Daniel both of Ocoee.
She is survived by her sons, Bruce
L. Daniel, Jr and Raymond Daniel
both of Ocoee, Roy Daniel of Old
Town, Troy Daniel of Chuldota and
Charlie Daniel of Ocoee; 12 grand-
children; 17 great-grandchildren;
several half brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Thurs-
day, November 15, 200,7 at 11 a.m. at
graveside at Old McCrabb Cemetery
with Rev. Danny Rogers and Rev.
Bruce Sullivan officiating. A visita-
tion was held Wednesday, November
14th between 'the hours of 5:00 and
7:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.
" 'Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Callie Arthur
Callie Arthur Froeming, 32, of Bell
and Alturas, California, passed away
Nov. 13, 2007. Born in Cleveland,
Ohio, she was a devoted wife, moth-
er, daughter and sister. She was a
Girl Scout leader and enjoyed school
functions, arts and crafts, gardening,
traveling and cooking for her chil-
dren. Her family gave her the most
enjoyment in life,

She is survived by her husband, Ty-
ler Froeming, and children, Matthew
and Valerie Froeming all of Alturus,
California; parents Noel and Joann
Arthur of Bell; sister, Thea Salerno
of Cleveland, Ohio; several aunts and
Services were held Monday, Nov.
19 at 2 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Chapel
in Chiefland with visitation one hour
prior to the service. The family re-
ceived friends and family at the home
of Noel and Joann Arthur in Bell af-
ter the services.
Arrangements are under the care
of HiersBaxley Funeral Services,

Mr. Jon Lee Garber
Mr. Jon Lee Garber, 55, of Stein-
hatchee passed away, Thursday, No-
vember 15, 2007 at his home. Mr.
Garber moved to Steinhatchee in
January 2007 from New Port Richey.
He was of Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Crystal Garber.
He is survived by his companion,
Colleen M. Thomas of Steinhatchee;
father, Leo Garber of Wheaton, Mis-
souri; sons, Shellby Garber of Arkan-
sas, Brad Garber of Arkansas, Rich-
ard Thomas and James Thomas, both
of Steinhatchee; sisters, Shawn Gar-
ber of Arkansas, and Melissa Garber
of upstate New York; 11 grandchil-
Funeral Services were held Satur-
day, November 17, 2007 at 2 p.m.
graveside at Mt. Olive Cemetery
with Rev. Rocky. Bray officiating. A
visitation was held prior to services
at 1 p.m. at the graveside.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Mr. Sern Anthony
Mr. Sem Anthony Seykora of Old
Town passed away November 10,
2007 at his home. He was' 64 years
of age. Mr. Seykora worked with the
Girl Scouts as a leader also teaching
them 'pottery. He was an early pio-
neer of Pine Landing in Old Town,
purchasing one of the first lots from
Cauley Copeland. He found out that
property was available in Pine Land-
ing when bringing the Girl Scouts up
from Gainesville for camping expe-
ditions. He attended the University of
Florida and was an avid Gator fan, he
worked a.brief time with the Gaines-


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ing in Old Town, he opened and op-
erated the Old Town Pottery, making
and distributing pottery throughout
He is survived by his daughter,
Shawn Seykora of Old Town; broth-
ers, John Seykora of Coral Gables
and Edward Seykora of Greenville,
A memorial service was held on
Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 2
p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Memorial Services for
Tammbri Jolene
Harding Dampier to be
held on November 23
Memorial Services for Tammbri
Jolene Harding Dampier will be held
on Friday,. November 23, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church. She-was born on May 31,
1966. She passed away on Thursday,
November 15.
Tammbri Jolene Harding Dampier
was the daughter of Margo Langford
Polk and the step-daughter of Glenn
Polk. She is survived by her brother,
Marty Ray Harding.

Card Of Thanks
We would like to offer thanks to all
of our friends in this wonderful com-
munity. Your kind words and deeds
will remain in our hearts forever. The
abundance of cards, food and flowers
following the death, of our beloved
Carolyn, is greatly appreciated. May
God be with each and every one ,of
you, you are truly a blessing.
Mack Poole and family

Gilchrist County
Land Transactions :
. Joe Mullins and Anna Mull-,
ins to Leroy Clark, warranty deed,
Gregory V. Beauchamp, Douglas
K. McKoy and Douglas M. McKoy
to Title Resource Holding Company,
LLC, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 7
Block 14 Trenton Original Survey.
Corliss Kinsey Smith, Glenda K.
Severance, Sandra Hilliard, Kenneth
Ray Kinsey, Carol Park, Darell Ray
Kinsey, Laura Ann Kinsey Byrd, and
Ronald Dale Kinsey to Sidney F. Rob-
erts, warranty deed, $240,000.00, Lot
1,2, 3,4, Block 14,Town of Bell..
-Brandy Neubauer-to William Plei-
man and Lindsey Pleiman, warranty
deed, $25,000.00, Lot 1 and 2 Block
D Sun N Fun 6.


William C. Brown and Gabriele H.
Brown to Jerry C. Moore, warranty
deed, $63,200.00, Lot 8 Spring Ridge
Geofferson L. Pratt and Jana M.
Pratt to Geoff Pratt and Denise Pratt,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 8 Foothill
Farms Unit II.
Helen Stramat Downes to Allen
William Downes, Scott R. Wolfe,
Roger Newton, and Helen Stramat
Downes, quit claim deed, $10.00.

Florida Museum unveils
Ken Sourbeer wildlife
photography exhibit
Catch a glimpse of the state's van-
ishing habitats and wildlife in the
Florida Museum of Natural History's
newest photography exhibit, on dis-
play from November 29th to March
The "Florida's Vanishing Habitats
and Wildlife" exhibit features 38 pho-
tographs by Ken Sourbeer that focus
on three Florida ecosystems: coastal
zones, freshwater wetlands and up-
land habitats. Many of the plants and
animals are threatened or endangered
on official government lists, and the
images are part of Sourbeer's ongo-
ing project to document these in-
creasingly vanishing wild places.
"Ken is passionate about Florida's
habitats, their beauty and their fragil-
ity," said Darcie .MacMahon, head
of exhibits at the Florida Museum of
Natural History. "His intimate land-
scape photos inspire our stewardship
of these places."
Sourbeer will speak to the public
and answer questions about his work
from 5 to 6 p.m. on November 29,
2008 at the Florida Museum during
Museum Nights. Funded by Univer-
sity of Florida Student Government,
Museum Nights are also held many
Thursday evenings at the Florida Mu-
seum and Samuel P. Ham Museum of
Art, located near the intersection of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road.
For more information and a complete
schedule, visit www.sg.ufl.edu.
Sourbeer's life in the outdoors
began as a youth in Pennsylvania's
northeastern Appalachian Mountains.
He carried his love for the outdoors
to Florida, where he studied biology
and ecology. Today, Sourbeer uses
both photography and graphic arts to
express his interest in Florida habi-
tats and wildlife. Helis a frequent col-
laborator with organizations such as
the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service and the University of
Florid 's School of Forest Resources
aId Co6nsetvdtibnit.!H also is the au-
thor of "A Journey Through the Ocala
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Gilchrist County
"Sheriff's Office
Weekly Report
Weekending November 19, 2007
On November 12, 2007, Matthew
K. Sexton, 9/29/80, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR, Possession of
Less than 20 Grams of Cannabis,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
and Possession of Controlled Sub-
stance without a Prescription.
On November 13, 2007, Benjamin
J. Lonic, Jr., 1/29/59, was arrested on
an Alachua County Warrant with the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On November 13, 2007, Marco
R. Gent, 12/13/82, was arrested on a
Levy County Warrant with the charge
of VOP/Petit Theft.
On November 13, 2007, Angela K.
Tomlinson, 8/16/85, was arrested on a
.Levy County Warrant with the charge
of FTA/Fraud Insufficient Funds.
.* On November 14,2007, Lamont A.
.Camel, 8/16/85, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On November 15, 2007, Denise
Caboury, 9/5/51, was arrested on the
charge of Cruelty to Animals.
On November 16, 2007, Leon B.
.Wiggins, 10/28/65, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR, Battery, Battery
on a Law Enforcement Officer and
Criminal Mischief.
On November 16, 2007, John J.
Burlingame, 8/26/84, was arrested
on charges of VOP/DUI and VOP/
t On November 16,2007, Kathy Bo-
--nilla, 11/08/83, was arrested on the
c charge of Grand Theft Auto.
On November 17, 2007, Casey
M. Buesing,'7/6/84, was arrested on
;charges of VOP/Battery 'and VOP/
,Resist Arrest without Violence.
On November 17, 2007, Roy S.
Mullins, 4/26/78, was arrested on
charges of DWLSR, VOP/Possession
,of Drug Paraphernalia and an Alach-
.ua County Warrant with the charge of
On November 17, 2007, Debra
L. Swiezy, 4/10/56, was arrested on
'charges of Battery on a Law Enforce-
ment Officer, Criminal Mischief and
Resisting Arrest without Violence.
On November 18, 2007, Rachel
"S. Patel, 7/31/88, was arrested on
*charges of VOP/Possession of Drug
: Paraphernalia and VOP/DWLSR.
" On November 18, 2007, Robert
YV. Hagan, 11/13/66, was arrested on
;'charges of DWLSR, Possession of
- Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with
'intent to Sell, Possession of Canna-
',bis more than 20 Grams, Possession
Sof Cannabis with intent to Sell, Pos-
,session of Drug Paraphernalia,.Pos-
6,sssion ofa ralaxllw lo.n7s jQn
-Iqf a Felony; qarr ing a Concealed
,-Weapon, Removal of Firearm Serial
Number, Possession of Controlled
Substance without a Prescription.
On November 18, 2007, Jeremy
D. Bro.in. 10/29/84, was arrested
on charges of Possession of Cocaine,
' Poss.ession of Cocaine with intent to
-'Sell. Possession of Cannabis more
. than 20 Grams, Possession of Can-
nabis ilth intent to Sell, Possession
"of Dru' Paraphemalia, Possession of
Fireann in Commission of a Felony,
Camrr in a Concealed Weapon, Re-
mo' al of Firearm Serial Number,
,. Possession of Controlled Substance
v. without a Prescription.
On November 18, 2007, Thomas
NI M. Ridgell, 8/11/67, was arrested on,
charges of DUI, Possession of Less
than 20 Grams of Marijuana and Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On No\ ember 18, 2017, Marcus B.
Houser, 10//28/89, was arrested on the
charge ot Grand Theft.
On No, ember 18, 2007, Steven
\. Morgan, 7/10/89, was arrested on
charges of Grand Theft and Obstruct-
Iin Ju sice without Violence.
On No'. ember 18, 2007, Austin
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September 6. 2007, the Bell Town Coun-
cil adopted a Resolution closing and
vacating portions of public roads being
more particularly described in the Reso-
lution, a copy of which is attached hereto.
Said Resolution is as follow:
NA M. WILKERSON, have petitioned
the Bell Town Council to vacate the fol-
lowing roads:
See Exhibit "A"
WHEREAS, notice has been provided
pursuant to Chapter 336, Florida Statutes;
WHEREAS, it appears that the va-
cating of the roads will not affect the
ownership or right of convenient access
of persons owning other parts of nearby
lands, and the roads are not being other-
wise utilized and there being no taxes due
against the land on which the roadways
are located.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Bell Town
Council that:
1. The Petition of OAK WALK,
and vacate those portions of roads de-
scribed as follows:
See Exhibit "A"
is hereby granted.
2. The roadways as above described are
hereby vacated, and the Clerk of the Bell
Town Council is authorized and directed
t6 record a certified copy of this Resolu-
tion in the Public Records in Gilchrist
County, Florida and publish a Notice of
Adoption of the Resolution within thirty
(30) days of the date of this Resolution in
the Gilchrist County Journal. Thereafter,
the Clerk to the Board is directed to re-
cord in the Official Records of Gilchrist
County, Florida the following:
-0i i a:'Proof ofiRablication of Notide
of Hearing on the Resolution.
b. The Resolution.
c. Proof of Publication of Notice
of Adoption.
RESOLVED at the regular meeting of
the Bell Town Council on September 6
By: Daryl A. Bryan
Tammy C. Jones
Town Clerk.
Exhibit "A"
Road Right of Way
1. Rick's Avenue lying between Blocks 1
and 2, West Bell, a subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in the office of the Clerk
of Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
2. Oliver Street, lying between Blocks 2
and 3, West Bell, a subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in the office of the Clerk
of Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
3. March Avenue, lying between blocks 3
and4, West Bell, a subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in the office of the Clerk
of Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
4. March Avenue, lying between Blocks 7
and 8, West Bell, a subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in the office df the Clerk
of Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
5. Unnamed street legally described as
A portion of Unnamed Street, a 30
foot Right-of-Way lying in West Bell,
a subdivision per plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book A, page 11 of the public
records of Gilchrist County, Florida,
and being more particularly described
as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer
of. Block 5, West Bell, a subdivision

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per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
A, page 11 of the public records of
Gilchrist County, Florida, for the Point
of Beginning. Thence run along the
Westerly boundary line of said Block
5, South 27 degrees 39 minutes 59
seconds East, 180.55 feet; thence run
South 62 degrees 00 minutes 04 sec-
onds West, 30.00 feet to the North-
east corner of a 20.00 foot easement
as recorded in Official Records Book
107, page 604 of the public records of
Gilchrist County, Florida, same being
a point on the Westerly boundary line
of said West Bell; thence run along
said Westerly boundary line, North 27
degrees 39 minutes 59 seconds West,
143.42 feet; thence run North 11 de-
grees 08 minutes 08 seconds East,
47.87 feet to the Point of Beginning,
all lying and being in Gilchrist County,
That portion of Unnamed Street (a 30
foot Right-of-Way) lying adjacent to
and Westerly of Block 6 of West Bell,
a subdivision per plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book A, page 11 of the public
records of Gilchrist County, Florida.
Pub. November 22, 2007b.

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
tee, representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on Wednesday, November 28th,
2007 at 9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main of-
fice, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal
River, FL. 34429. Please contact Co-
alition staff at 352-563-9939 if you have
any questions. Public participation is
Pub. November 22, 2007b.

File Number 21-2007-CP-0043
The administration of the estate of Glen
Powers Rogers, Jr., deceased, whose date
of death was May 31, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida
32693. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims withthis court within the
later of 3 months after the time of the first
publication of this notice or 30 days after
the date of service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and
otherr person haiine clI.ums or demands
ca. -: '.ith ih. eh curn t thin 3 mnionths
after the date of the first publication of
this notice.
All claims not so filed within the time
periods set forth in section 733.702 of
the Florida probate code will be forever
Not withstanding the time period set
forth above, any claim filed two (2) years
or more after the decedent's date of death
is barred.
SAttorney for Personal Representative:
David Miller Lang, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0023541
204 Southeast First Street
Post Office Box 51
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-7800
Personal Representative:
Vance Allen Rogers
356 Moccasin Circle Drive
Havana, FL 32333.
Pub. November 22,29, 2007b.

CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-0030
I, JOSEPH W. .GILLIAM, Clerk of the

above titled Court, will on December 10,
2007 at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter
as is practicable, and in any event
before 12:00 p.m., at Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash the following described
real property situate in Gilchrist County,
CAMPSITE NO. 56, Waccasassa
Campsites Unit 1, a subdivision as
per plat thereof filed in the Plat Book
1, Page 37-39 of the public records of
Gilchrist County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH a 1969 Malibu
Mobile Home, ID#1479.
pursuant to the summary final judgment
of foreclosure entered in a case pending in
that Court, the style of which is described
At the time of sale, the successful high
bidder shall post with the Clerk a deposit
equal to 5% of the final bid or $1,000.00,
whichever is less. The balance of the
final bid shall be paid to the Clerk within
24 hours after the sale. The successful
high bid shall be exclusive of the Clerk's
registry fee and documentary stamps on
the certificate of the title.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of the Court on November 13, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gilchrist County
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: November 22, 29, 2007b.

CASE NO.: 21-2007-CA-0031
I, JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, Clerk of the

WHEN: MONDAY 11/26/07
TIME: 6:00 8:00 PM

above titled Court, will on December 10.
2007 at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter
as is practicable, and in any event
before 12:00 p.m., at Gilchrist County
Courthouse, 112 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash the following described
real property situate in Gilchrist County,
Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 2, Sun "N"
Fun, Unit 2, a subdivision as per plat
thereof filed in Plat Book 1, Page 47, of
the Public Records of Gilchrist County,
Mobile Home ID# '5051356 and
pursuant to the summary final judgment
of foreclosure entered in a case pending in
that Court, the style of which is described
At the time of sale, the successful high
bidder shall post with the Clerk a deposit
equal to 5% of the final bid or $1,000.00,
whichever is less. The balance of the
final bid shall be paid to the Clerk within
24 hours after the sale. The successful
high bid shall be exclusive of the Clerk's
registry fee and documentary stamps on
the certificate of the title.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days afier the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of the Court on November 13, 2007.
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gilchrist County
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: November 22, 29, 2007b.

Please take notice that the Three Riv-
ers Regional Library Board will hold a
Board Meeting on Thursday, December
13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lafayette
County Public Library, in Mayo, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to at-
tend and be heard. Please be advised, that,
if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-

ings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. '
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (386)
294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. November 22, 2007b.

The Suwannee River Economic Coun-
cil, Inc. Board of Directors will hold
a meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, December 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Suwannee River Economic Coun-
cil, Inc., Senior Center Building in Live
Oak, Florida.
Pub. November 22, 2007b.

Gilchrist County District Advisory
Council and the Gilchrist County School
Board will meet on Monday, November
26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse
Restaurant in Fanning Springs for a
dinner meeting.
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in- this meeting are
requested to notify the office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. ,
James E. Vickers
/s/ James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub: November 22, 2007b.

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Case No: 21-2007-DR-286
Division: DR
To: Steven E. Bontrager
2407 Broadway Road
Darien Center, NY 14040
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Peggy L. Bon-
trager whose address is 708 NE 2nd Ave
Trenton, FL 32693 on or before 10-31-
2007, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court at P.O. Box 37 Trenton, FL
32693 before service on Petitioner or im-
mediately 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
request. You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Fu-
ture papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the clerk's of-
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 9/28/2007
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kendra Cathey,
Deputy Clerk
Pub. November 1, 8,15,22, 2007b.

FILE NO: 21-2007-CP-44
The administration of the estate of
whose date of death was September 10,
2007, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Gilchrist
County Courthouse, Post Office Box 37,
TrentonFl .rida 3'2.o? The names and
addresses .:.f the person.-il representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with the court within'the later
of 3 months after thetime of the first pub-
lication of this notice or 30 days after the
date of service of a copy of this notice on
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of the first publication of this
notice is November 15, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar Number 172404
114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-2348
6191 North US Highway 129
Bell, Florida 32619
Pub. November 15,22, 2007b.

CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-00079
LLC, a Florida Corporation,

CANDY RAMOS if married, if alive,
and if dead, her respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against her
c/o Mark Crain
5789 SE 62nd Lane
Trenton, Florida 32693
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to.Quiet Title as to the following de-
scribed lands: Those lands as described in
Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a
part hereof by reference.
TAX PARCEL#: 04-10-16-0000-
Exhibit "A"
E 250 FT OF COM AT NE/C OF 4-10-
50 SEC E 1362.90 FT TO S R/W LN
OF 01 DEG 31 MIN 30 SEC & A RA-
MIN 04 SEC W 1641.24 FT, THENCE
RUN S 54 DEG 22 MIN 09 SEC E
N 89 DEG 55 MIN 59 SEC, E 1257.04
50 SEC W 237.38 FT TO POB. RE-
TWN 10 S, RGE 16 E.
filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, on RONALD W. STEVENS, Peti-
tioner's attorney, whose address is Post'

Office Box 1444, Bronson
or before December 13, 20
original with the Clerk of
their before service on Plain
or immediately thereafter
default will be entered agai
relief demanded in the Cor
WITNESS my hand ai
this Court on November 9.

By: Ly
Persons with disabilities re
sonable accommodations
in this proceeding should
374-3639 (Voice & TDD)
Relay Service at (800) 955
Pub. November 15,22, 29,
December 6 2007b.

I, Kurt S'. Browning, Secr
of the State of Florida, do
notice that an election w:
each county in Florida, o
2008, for the ratification o
a proposed revision to the
the State of Florida.
No. 1
Ballot Title:
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes c
State Constitution relating
taxation. With respect t
property, this revision:
the homestead exemption
school district taxes and
homestead property owne
up to $500,000 of their Sav
benefits to their next hot
respect to nonhomestead
revision (3) provides a $25,0
for tangible personal prop
limits assessment increases
nonhomestead real proper
school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision
(1) Increases the homeste
by exempting the assessed
$50,000 and $75,000. Th
does not apply to school dis
(2) Provides for' the
accumulated Save-Our-Ho
Homestead property owi
able to transfer their Sav
benefit to. a new homest
year and not more than

relinquishing their previous homestead;-
except, if this revision is approved by
the electors in January of 2008 and if the
new homestead is established on January
1, 2008, the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007. If the
new homestead has a higher just value
than the previous one, the accumulated
benefit can be transferred; if the new
homestead has a lower just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit may not
exceed $500,000. This provision applies
to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from
property taxes of $25,000 of assessed
value of tangible personal property. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases
for specified nonhomestead real property
to 10 percent each year. Property will
be assessed at just value following an
improvement, as defined by general
law, and may be assessed at just value
following a change of ownership or
control if provided by general law. This
limitation does not apply to school district
taxes. This limitation is repealed effective
January 1,2019, unless renewed by a vote
of the electors in the general election held
in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the
homestead exemption when it was less
than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly
to property taxes levied by all local
b. Provides for homestead exemptions
to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of
homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at a specified
percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take
effect upon approval by the electors and
operate retroactively to January 1, 2008,
if approved in a special election held on
January 29, 2008, or to take effect January
1, 2009, if approved in the general
election held in November of 2008. The
limitation on annual assessment increases
for specified real property shall first
apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision
is approved in a special election held on
January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the
2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in
the general election held in November of

, FL 32621, on ARTICLE VII
07, and file the FINANCE AND TAXATION
this Court ei- SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
ntiff's attorney (a) All property owned by a
r; otherwise a municipality and used exclusively by it
inst you for the for municipal or public purposes shall be
mplaint. exempt from taxation: A municipality,
nd the seal of owning property outside the municipality,
2007. may be required by general law to make
Clerk of Court payment to the taxing unit in which the
ndsay P. Ayers property is located. Such portions of
property as .are used predominantly for
equestingrea- educational,. literary, scientific, religious
to participate or charitable purposes may be exempted
contact (352) by general law from taxation.
or via Florida (b) There shall be exempt from
5-8771. taxation, cumulatively, to every head of
and a fainil, residing in this state, household
an p *.gogqdIand-1ipes;on.t:,1 ffc'ci to. the value
Fixed by c-rual la. rn:t less than one
t" tousanld doli.-,i. and .-, e'.cr, widow or
rUTIONAL widower or person who is blind or totally
IT and permanently disabled, property to the
NUARY 29, value fixed by general law not less than
five hundred dollars.
CTION (c) Any county or municipality may,
retary of State for the purpose of its respective tax
o hereby give levy and subject to the provisions of
ill be held in this subsection and general law, grant
n January 29, community and economic development ad
or rejection of valorem tax exemptions to new businesses
constitution of and.expansions of existing businesses, as
defined by general law. Such an exemption
may be granted only by ordinance of'the
REVISION county or municipality, and only after the
NS 3,4, AND electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum
TION 27 authorize the county or municipality to
adopt such ordinances. An exemption
so granted shall apply to improvements
XEMPTIONS; to real property made by or for the use
ERTY TAX of a new business and improvements to
real property related to the expansion
of an existing business and shall also
changes to the- apply to tangible personal property of
g to property such new business and tangible personal
to homestead property related to the expansion of an
(1) increases existing business. The amount or limits
n except for of the amount'of such exemption shall be
d (2) allows specified by general law. The period of,
rs to transfer time for which such exemption may be
ve-Our-Homes granted to a new business or expansion of
mestead. With an existing business shall be determined
property, this by general law. The authority to grant
000 exemption such exemption shall expire ten years
perty and (4) from the date of approval by the electors
s for specified of the county or municipality, and may be
ty except for renewable by.referendum as provided by
general law.
(d) By general law and subject to
1: conditions specified therein, there may
ead exemption be granted an ad valorem tax exemption
value between to a renewable energy source device and
uis exemption to real property on which such device is
strict taxes. installed and operated, to the value fixed
e transfer of by general law not to exceed the original
mes benefits. cost of the device, and for the period of
ners will be time fixed by general law not to 'exceed
'e-Our-Homes ten years.
ead within 1 ,. (e) Any county or municipality may,
2 years after for the purpose of its respective tax levy

and subject to the provisions of this
subsection and general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax exemptions
to owners of historic properties. This
exemption may be granted only by
ordinance, of the county or municipality.
The amount or limits of the amount of
this exemption and the requirements
for eligible properties must be specified
by general law. The period of time for
which this exemption may be granted to
a property owner shall be determined by
general law.
(f) By general law and subject .to
conditions specified therein, twenty-five
thousand dollars of the assessed value
of property subject to tangible personal
property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-
-By general law regulations shall be
prescribed which shall secure a just
valuation of all property for ad valorem
taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified
by general law and assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible
personal property held for sale as stock
in trade and livestock may be valued for
taxation at a specified percentage of its
value, may be classified for tax purposes,
or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead
exemption under Section 6 of this Article
shall have their homestead assessed at just
value as of January 1 of the year following
the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided
(1) Assessments. subject to this
provision shall be changed annually
on January 1st of each year; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed
the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment
for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer
Price Index for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100,
or successor reports for the preceding
calendar year as initially reported by
the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
(3) After any change' of ownership,
as provided by general law, homestead
property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1st
of the year following the establishment
of the homestead, unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment
shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions,
or improvements to homestead property
shall be assessed as provided for by
general law; provided, however, after
the adjustment for any change, addition.
reduction, or improvement, the piopen,
11ll beassessed as-provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall be
assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment
are severable. If any of the provisions of
this amendment shall be held
unconstitutional by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining
provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or
January 1 of any subsequent year and
who has received a homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as
of January 1 of either of the two years
immediately preceding the establishment
of the new homestead is entitled to have

any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the
property for the purpose of providing
living quarters for one' or more natural or
adoptive grandparents or parents of the
owner of the property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of the grandparents
or parents for whom the living quarters are
provided is 62 years of age or older. Such
a reduction may not exceed the lesser of
the following:
(1) The increase in assessed
value resulting from construction or
reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed
value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of residential
real property, as defined by general law,
which contains nine units or fewer and

which is not subject to the assessment shll cstandt rr

tcn thousand dollars of the asscssc
of the real cstatc if the owncr has a
age sixty fivc or is totally and perm
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d value

isaoicu an 11 mthe owner is not cntitled to
the exemption provided in subsection (d).
(d) Dy general law and subject
to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of
the following amounts of assessed value
of real estate for each levy other than
those of school districts. fiftccn thousand
dollars with respect to 1980 assessments,
twenty thousand dollars with respect to
1981 assessments, twenty fivc thousand
dollars with respect to assessments for
1982 and cach ycar .thcrcaftcr. Ilowcvcr,
such increase shall not apply with respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first
determined to be in compliance with the
provisions of section 4 by a state agencv


limitations set forth in subsections (a) _.

through (c) shall change only as provided

in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
subsection shall be change
on the date of assessment p:
law: but those changes in a
shall not exceed ten percent (1
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
(3) After a change of
or control, as defined by g
including any change of own
legal entity that owns the pro
property shall be assessed at ji
of the next assessment date.
such property shall be as
provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
or improvements to such pro
be assessed as provided for
law: however, after the
for any change, addition,
or improvement, the property
assessed as provided in this sul
(g) For all levies other tl
district levies. assessments ofre
that is not subject to the
limitations set forth in subsc
through (c) and (f) shall chan
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
subsection shall be change
on the date of assessment pi
law: but those changes in a
shall not exceed ten percent (1
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall e
(3) The legislature must p
such property shall be assess
value as of the next assessment
a qualifying improvement, as
. general law; is made to such
Thereafter, such property shall 1
as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may pt
such property shall be assess
value as of the next assess
after a change of ownership
as defined by general law. inc
change of ownership of the 1
that owns the property. There
pr pert,, .all be assessed as p
this sb-ec n ori .' *- -.
J i- Chan.rice .tdddlir u-lli
or improvements to such pro
be assessed as provided for
law; however, after the
for any change. addition.
or improvement. the property
assessed as provided in this sul
SECTION 6. Homestead ex

(a) Every person who has t
equitable title to real estate and
thereon the permanent reside:
owner, or another legally or
dependent upon the owner,
:exempt from taxation there
assessments for special bene
the.assessed valuation of twerit
thousand dollars and, for all le
than school district levies on th

evies other
he assessed

the new homestead assessed at less than valuation greater than fifty thousand
iust value. If this revision is anoroved in dollars and up to seventy-five thousand

January of 2008. a person who establishes
a new homestead as of January 1, 2008,
is entitled to have the new homestead
assessed at less than just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption
on January 1,2007. The assessed value of
:the newly established homestead shall be

homestead shall be the just value of the

i o: met year in vnici n pfSt- 1ImesIte
was'abandoned: Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new
homestead is less than the just value of
the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the assessed value of
the new homestead shall be equal to the
just value of the new homestead divided
by the just value of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the assessed value of
the prior homestead. However, if the
difference between the just .value of the
new homestead and the assessed value of
the new homestead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be increased so that the
difference between the just value and
the assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be
assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject
to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by

dollars,upon establishment of right thereto
in the manner prescribed by law. The real
estate may be held by legal or equitable
title, by the entireties, jointly, in common,
as a condominium, or indirectly by stock
ownership or membership representing
the owner's or member's proprietary
interest in a corporation owning a fee or
a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-
eight years. The exemption shall not
apply with respect to any assessment roll
until such roll is first determined to be in
compliance with the provisions of section
4 by a state agency designated by general
law. This exemption is repealed on the

to conditions spccinca intrcin, ttic
exemption shall bc incrcascd to a total
of twenty fivc thousand dollars of the
asscsscd valuc of the real cstatc for cach
school district levy. By general law and
subject to conditions specified therein,
the cxcmption for all othcr lcvics may be
incrcascd up to an amount not exceeding


any am


nrovidrc to

. law. TIus subsection
on the ecffcctivc datc
to section 4 which
-msrn.nt nof home-tr, -a

Dro,,1x, tv at a soccficd nc~rucnta~-c f its

^/. r JL. ".. M.7 U^- e- --- r----. /.^^*M^, J-l
ct to this just vaue. .
I annually (c)fe)- By general law and subject
provided by to conditions specified therein, the
assessments Legislature may provide to renters, who
0%) of the are permanent residents, ad valorem tax
relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such
exceed just ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form
and amount established by general law.
ownership (d)(f) The legislature may, by general
general law, law, allow counties or municipalities, for
ership of a the purpose of their respective tax levies
perty. such and subject to the provisions of general
ist value as law, to grant an additional homestead tax
Thereafter, exemption not exceeding fifty thousand
assessed as dollars to any person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains
reductions, thereon the permanent residence of the
perty shall owner and who has attained age sixty!
by general five and whose household income, as
adjustment defined by general law, does not ,exceed
reduction. twenty thousand dollars. The general law
y shall be must allow counties and municipalities to
section. grant this, additional exemption, within
hian school the limits prescribed in this subsection,
:alproperty by ordinance adopted in the manner
assessment prescribed by general law, and must
sections (a) provide for the periodic adjustment of
.ge only as the income limitation prescribed. in this
subsection for changes in the cost of
:t to this living.
d annually Le(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or
provided by older who is partially ortotally permanently
assessments disabled shall receive a discount from the
0%) of the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise
owed on homestead property the veteran
exceed just owns and resides in if the disability was
combat related, the veteran was a resident
provide that of this state at the time of entering the
sed at just military service of the United States, and
t date after the veteran was honorably discharged
defined by upon separation from military service.
h property. The discount shall be in a percentage
be assessed equal to the percentage of the veteran's
permanent, service-connected disability
provide that as determined by the United States
sed at just Department of Veterans Affairs. To
ment date qualify for the discount granted by this
or control, subsection, an applicant must submit to
luding any the county property appraiser,.by March
egal entity 1, proof of residency at the time of
after, such entering military service, an official letter
providedd m from the L'nited States Departmnent of
tc' ier i-r Art.r1 ,tjrin- t[he percentage ,f
redu.rir.. the veteran .-er. icc-connected di'abilit,
perty shall and such evidence that reasonably
by general identifies the disability as combat related,
adjustment and a copy of the veteran's honorable
reduction, discharge. If the property appraiser denies
y shall be the request for a discount, the appraiser
section. must notify the applicant in writing of
:emptions.- the reasons for the denial, and the veteran
may reapply. The 'Legislature may, by
he legal or general law, waive the annual application
I maintains requirement in subsequent years. This
nce of the subsection shall take effect December
r naturally 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not
shall be require implementing legislation.
on, except ARTICLE XII
fits, up to SCHEDULE .
ty-five five PrSECTION 2'7 .Pronnrtv tax

exeMntions mandlimitatiolSns on ron~rtv

tax assessment

.--The amendments

to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article VII.
providing a $25.000 exemption for
tangible personal property, providing an
additional $25.000 homestead exemption.
authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit
from the limitations on the assessment
of homestead property, and this section.
if submitted to the electors of this state
for approval or rejection at a special
election authorized by law to be held on
January 29. 2008. shall take effect upon
approval by the electors and shall operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008. or, if
submitted to the electors of this state for
approval or rejection at the next general
election, shall take effect January 1 of the
year following such general election. The
amendments to Section 4 of Article VII
creating subsections (f) and (g) of that
section, creating a limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified real
property, shall take effect upon approval
of the electors and shall first limit
assessments beginning January 1, 2009.
if approved at a special election held
on January 29. 2008. or shall first limit
assessments beginning January 1.2010. if
approved at the general election held in
November of 2008. Subsections (f) and
(g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed
effective January 1. 2019: however.
the legislature shall by joint resolution
propose an amendment abrogating the
repeal of subsections (f) and (g), which
shall be submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at the
general election of 2018 and, if approved.
shall take effect January 1.2019.

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(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:,
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730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
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.
WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with quiet/secluded acreage at end of
country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French doors, raised-hearth fireplace &
more. Also with attached garage '& enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$299,000.
BACK ON MARKET--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Side-by-side on pasture 2-acre tracts
each, these 2006 CB/Stucco-built homes have over 2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, big/open greatroom & family room, tiled
kitchen & dining area (and breakfast nook), and lots more, with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...$295,000 (each).
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.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & CB-BUILT HOME NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Lots of large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home
and 8.7-acre tract, just south of town off US-129. Home has spacious living toom (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, comfortable BR's & more;
property also has 2-level pole bam...$225,000..
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 110x150 tract in town. Has.spacious living room/dining area, bonus room w/fireplace,.full kitchen (includes china cabinetry), 2-car garage &
lots more...$179,900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME AT EXECUTIVE HOMES S/D: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town rich 0 iS- I 2. rne- 1-.:. .:. er ell-.kep, .:.ne
this frame/hardyplank home (on 1.06-acre tract) is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has -uli. ppl.iar e ..r i.,rr,. rt unlirr, .:...rm r, mor.e
inside -- check our website for photos...$174,900.
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.
Reduced (From $105,000)--'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...$84,900.
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Recently upgraded frame-built home at quiet neighborhood on
comer tract, with new cabinetry, counters & appliances in kitchen, new carpet over original wood flooring, and lots more...Priced to Sell...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCE POSSIBLE, FOR M/HOME w/ACREAGE NEAR BELL: Two separate Manufactured Homes, each on 5-acre wooded tracts near
CR-340, and 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 e-mail our office for all details...$114,900 (each).
WELL-KEPT, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more. Owner will consider financing w/minimum
terms: 20,% down payment, 9.5% yearly interest rate, 15-20 yr. term--call/email office for the details...$78,900.
REDUCED (From $299,900) 29-ACRE TRACT W/PINES, AND 'AS IS' DOUBLE-WIDE: 4 BR/2 BA: Excellenft back-to-nature location close to
Fanning Springs, with great future investment of over 25 acres in panted pine. Spacious 27x76 Manufactured needs some 'TLC'--property also has
4-vehicle carport, 20x20 pole barn (w/electric) and more. Call or email to Babara of Jean for further property info...$234,900.
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..$219,900.
PRICED TO SELL!!! (Reduced from $219,000)--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 barn (with 4 horse stalls/tack-room),
all located in East Gilchrist Co., within short drive to Gainesville/Alachua Co.--Owners motivated, say bring offers...$199,900.
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.
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 Hbme, 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
& more...priced to sell...$119,900. '
REDUCED (From $82,500)--5.5 WOODED ACRES, NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: 3 BR/I BA: Wooded, secluded property, 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...$77,900.
REDUCED (From $74,000)--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
REDUCED (From $64,900)--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...$59,900.
WELL-KEPT DOUBLE-WIDE AT SECLUDED 1/2-ACRE: 3 BR/2 BA: Close to SR-26 in East Gilchrist, yet isolated/wooded for privacy, this 2001
24x40 Manufactured has upgrades, including new carpeting & full cleanup by Owner, who has priced to sell--full information/photos at our
AFFORDABLE M/HOME IN NORTHEAST TRENTON: 3 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 14x56 1998 Manufactured Home, on corner lots at Pines Estates
(with city water/sewer/paver-road), 'move-in' ready for Buyer...$43,000.
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, a nice mix of woods & pasture. Also has frontage along CR-337, with,
well, fencifig/gates...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE: An unspoiled, naturally-wooded 5-acre tract available, w/250' frontage along the Suwannee,
located at Shady Bend Air Park S/D near Bell. Call/email our office for the details...$169,900.
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wdoded 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.
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 $49,900/those with improvements start at $77,900.
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 $14,900 (Bronson)/$20,000
(Bell); Two lots in Trenton for $39,900; 1/2-acre Silver Oaks S/D tracts starting at $34,900 (in Fanning Springs)
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 ouT agents' cell numbers below:

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Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357

Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

Barbara Mayo
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VICES, Division of Emergency Medical
Services has (3) immediate openings for
the position of Paramedic. Applicants
should possess a valid ACLS and BLS
Card; possess a valid Florida Class E
with Endorsement Drivers License and
current EVOC certificate. The applicant
must be willing to work shift work. The
applicant will be ,able to communicate
tactfully with the general public. Physi-
cal and Drug screening also required. All
applicants are subject to background and
reference checks. Dixie County offers a
competitive salary, full health and life in-
surance with State of Florida Special Risk
Retirement. For mor information, contact
Director Tim Alexander of Deputy Chief
Jerry Martin at 352-498-1240. Applica-
tions can be obtained and will be received
at the Dixie County Emergency Service
Administration Building at 56 NE 210th
Avenue, Cross City. EEO/ADA. Drug
Free Work Place.

able, self-motivated, highly organized,
experienced secretary to handle detailed
duties related to criminal court proceed-
ings. This is a unique position work-
ing Monday through Wednesday in the
Gilchrist County office and Thursday and
Friday in the Levy County office. Duties
include secretarial support to the Assistant
State Attorney in the Gilchrist Office and
Reception and Check Fraud for the Levy
County office. High School diploma and
at least tw.-'' .ears a ;if ., i; re. t arial e\-
perience. Starlring salar- bjdcJ,:on experi-
ence. Excellent state benefits. Refer to
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Office of the State Attorney, C/O Cynthia
Diehl, Human Resource Administrator,
120 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL
32601. Drugfree workplace, EOE/AA.
Deadline for applications, November 30,
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Just Reduced!! Hardy.Plank siding covers
this 3/2 home w/ 1500 sq ft all under
metal roof.! All appliances included -
laminate wood flooring, ceramic tile.
Walking distance to A Rated schools -
Sure to please!! $159,900 MLS #756609

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. MLS #756633

BIG and BEAUTIFUL is what this 4/2 DW
MH on 9.3 acres can be called. Surrounded by
stocked fish ponds, abundant deer, turkey, and
wild hogs, beautiful landscaping this 2400 SF
Homes of Merit has plenty of upgrades.
Feature a large family room w/fireplace & wet
bar. 32' X 48 pole barn w/horse stalls, and
more. $220,000. (DMH 75517.1 JW) 463-

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Smith & Associates, Inc.


Just Reduced!!! Ready to entertain or
just kick back and relax in this 2 Bed /
1.5 Bath Suwannee River home located
in Bell. Excellent location on the river -
home features multi-level dock system,
sea-wall, patios and much more!!
$359,900 MLS #756912

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Picture perfect 20 Acres located directly
off of CR 341 between Trenton and Bell.
Cleared pasture with Bahia, close to river,
springs and in "A-Rated" School District.,
MLS #756438

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 542-9007
O 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
Serving Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County -
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With a little work. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath
singlewide mobilehome south of Chiefland
will make someone a nice home. $31,900.00
(LMH-757660-K) 493-2221.

Lovely well maintained 2/2 DW MH on I
beautifully landscaped acre. Many extras such
as 10' X 28' covered front porch, chain link
fenced back yard, pole barn, storage
shed/workshop, RV port, a koi/goldfish pond,
citrus trees, grape arbor, concrete patio, 16' X
25' attached family room with fireplace/grill
beautiful landscaping, & MORE. This is one
that you must see to appreciate. $159,900.

Nice SWMH on .38 acres in Trenton. This 3/2
home has great potential for owners,
occupants or investors. Close to schools,
shopping, the Suwannee River, the Gulf of
Mexico, and only 45 minutes to Gainesville.
WITH'24 HOURS NOTICE!! *** $59,900.
(GMH-752987-JW) 463-6144.

Very Nice 2bd/lba SW MH just outside of the
Town of Suwannee. Home has large porch,
garage, fishing cleaning area, addition that can
be used for 3rd bedroom, all on a paved street.
Close to the Gulf and River. $95,000 (DMH-
756232-JW) 463-6144.

remodeled, 2 BR 2 BA home located in the town
of Suwannee at the mouth of the magnificent
Suwannee River! Suwannee is a quiet, peaceful,
fishing village you can enjoy for your weekend
getaways or retire here. Manatee and bird
watching, grouper fishing in the gulf, boating on
the river. $279,000. (DW-753963-JH) 542-9007.

S.'orpD ence needed. We will train. I would like
to hire and train four people. Almost all
,-iwssar,, of our staff have been trained right here.
We make Dentures, Partials, Crowns,
and Implants for Dentist offices. If hard
:'ARTS work doesn't bother you, come see what
we do. I offer Medical Insurance and a
SSears,' Retirement Package. I need to hire full
d Hon- time employees to work Monday thru
Friday, 40 hours per week and time and
a half for overtime. The starting pay is
$9.00 an hour. Weekends off. Please call
tfn, 1-03 Larry, Paul, or Charlotte at 352-376-3041
T.. to come see what we do.

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CDI Head Start serving Levy, Dixie,
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or faxes, applications may be picked up
at Head Start, 9051 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in
Bronson or at 420 NE 106 St in Cross
City (Oliver Center). CDI is an Equal
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for the day to day activities of pre-school
children. Must have a High School Di-
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locations.Transportation Coordinator, re-
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experience in supervision. Also, must
have a current CDL with S & P endorse-
ments. Also, an updated DOT physical
examination. Must have a good driving
record. Early Head Start Coordinator, re-
sponsible for the development and over-
sight of the Early Head Start program.
Also responsible for career development
& staff training activities of the education
program, etc. Minimum requirement is
an Associate's degree in Early Childhood
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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008

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lot. New roof, wood laminate flooring, fireplace, large bedrooms
with walk-in closets. MLS#751687 $95,000

Beautiful 3BR-2BA home on 13.50 acres on paved road. Open
floor plan, split bedrooms, real wood cabinets, tile flooring,
screened back porch, storage shed w/ lean-to, Easy commute to
Branford & High Springs. "A' rated Bell school zone.
M0S757564 $267,000

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2 HOMES, HORSE BARN ON 15 ACRES"! Family farm,
equestrian training facility or bed & breakfast arejust a fewof the
many possibilities. Both homes are beautiful and the land is
breathtaking with large oaks and board fencing. MLS#756830

TRENTON CITY LIMITS. Very nice and well-kept 2004
3BR-2BA DWMH with city water & sewer. Appliances include
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ready. MLS 7515756 $75,000

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

GREAT LOCATION!! 1945 3BR-2BA 1,368 sq.f. home currently
being renovated. Situated on 8 beautiful acres with paved highway
frontage between Trenton & Chiefland. Includes workshop and fully
equipped green house. MLS#757816 $219,000

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r's license Gilchrist County Clerk of Court: MIS
1 required. Director Job Description. Successful can-
i Tuesday didate will plan, direct and coordinate all
2:30 pm or Clerk activities related to computer net-
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tunity Em- maintain local network, PC network con-
figurations, file management and virus/
tfnb, 11-15 inalware mitigation. Demonstrated senior
network and project management experi-
ence with strong communication skills
including an aptitude for clearly commu-
nicating complex technical concepts to
county management and end-user com-
munity. Demonstrated experience with
Cisco Routers and switches, TCP/IP,
11-15-12-6 SCO UnixWare or similar System 5 style
UNIX, Debian Linux, and Microsoft
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Knowledge, configuration, and adminis-
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internet services including DNS, HTTP,
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in Trenton. Demonstrated understanding of net-
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training and support of common desktop
software, including Microsoft Office,
Cognos Impromptu, well as general Mi-
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3 1 INW Ith Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until'positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace

For Rent

RENT: Large yard, cathedral ceilings,
tile throughout, carpet bedrooms, walk to
area schools. $900/month. Call Sam 352-

HOUSE FOR RENT: $700 per month,
706 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton. 3 BR/1.5
BA central heat and air, also a fireplace.
First and last month's rent plus security
deposit of $700 required before moving
in. Must have a good rental history and
good references. Call 386-454-3062. -

2 BR/1 BA IN TRENTON: $700/mo.
plus security. 463-0182.

yrs experience must have references. No
tools required. Good pay for right per-
son. A D Andrews Nursery. Send resume
to "Mechanic Position" PO Box 1126,
Chiefland, FL 32626-1126, or call Terry
Phillips at 352-535-5938.
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FARMER Immediate Opening: Only
experienced farmer or persons with agri-
cultural background need apply, active,
semi-retired or retired. Call Jay Mac
Matthews at 352-535-5720 or A. D. An-
drews Nursery 352-493-1199.

Anticipated Vacancy
High School Mathematics Instructor
Trenton High School
r Bachelor's degree or higher from an
* accredited institution.
Florida Certification covering Math
6-12. Must meet NCLB requirements
for Highly Qualified Teacher for'Math
.6-12. .
Anticipated Vacancy
ESE Instructors
Bell High School
Bachelor's degree or higher from an
accredited institution.
Florida Certification covering ESE.
Must meet NCLB requirements for
5 Highly Qualified Teacher.
Maintenance Worker Journey Level
District Wide-
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
have EPA Universal Certification for
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training,
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
q4 t.i i ,h'- .t1 ritit iLhe Tric port a tkln
Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified
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
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MLS#751750 Now $65,900

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

MLS#756753 $99,000

SW 55th Street Trenton
5.93 acres, ready to build, zoned
for homes only, near pa\. cd road,
new subdivision

MLS#752196 $99,995

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

MLS#756792 $65,000


NW 63rd Terrace Bell
4.78 acres wooded by Mother
Nature, zoned for home or M/H,
near Suwannee River



WACCASASSA CAMPSITES Newer 3BR, 2BA mobile home built
in 2006 in nice community located close to Newberry & Gainesville.
Low Gilchrist Co. taxes. Perfect for first time buyer or newlyweds. Call
William Gillespie, 352-225-1921. $79,900. #280144
vintage pool home located on 2 lots in Trenton (IRes & 1 Corn) was
completely renovated. Gracefully landscaped with fruit trees, roses &
flower beds. Irrig. Sys. & green house included. Call Isabel Smith,
352-318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159. $235,000. #283479
AWESOME MINI HORSE FARM! 5 Acres w/adorable 2BR, 1BA
country cottage & exquisite 8-stall Florida barn. 3 Paddocks, no-climb
fence, 2 stand-in sheds, Tiff 9 grass & more! Call Debbie Zeller,
538-2857. $259,900. #277763
LOCATION, LOCATION, is the truth for this.beautiful river-front
home on the Santa Fe River. 2337 Sq. Ft, 3BR, 2BA home sits on a hill
looking over the river & a nice pastured backyard. There is a boat
ramp, dock, patio & much more. This is a must see! Call Deena
Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404. $428,500. #282109
36 ACRES with approximately 1600 Ft. on the beautiful Suwannee
River. 666 Ft. on county road. Beautiful Oaks adorn this pastureland.
Lg Cypress &. hardwoods are in the heavy wooded area towards the
Riverfront, with your own private pond. 2nd homesite available. Call
Martha Barnes, 352-339-4069. $675,000. #283816
LOVE A GRACIOUS SETTING? Once in a moon light you find a
2.35 acre lot with a peaceful atmosphere on paved road ready for your
future home! Call Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $39,900. #269665

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
$79,000. #277792
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3 BR/2 BA, vaulted ceilings in' the living, dining, and
kitchen area, 9 ft. ceiling throughout the rest of the home,
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For Rent

NEW 3,000 SQ FT 3 BR 2 Bath on
2 acres in Homes Only Subdivision.
$1,250/mo No pets or smokers! Call
Owner Garrett Buzbee for more informa-
tion @ 352-318-4700..

NORTH BELL: Rock Bluff area. 1 BR,
non-smoking, furnished cabin. Fenced
yard, utility shed, pets no. $400 security,
$400 mo. Call after 5pm 386-935-1325.

Trenton I & II


718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
1, 2, & 3 BR HC and
non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Real Estate C L AF D

BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts. C --L- S
High and dry, deed restricted, homes C.1 l irrn F n n IIHITH F( gp'n AI(npp C Fin lT Fc'rH _IT AIT r EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS.
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US- EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS

129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.

Springs Hills Paved rds, rolling hills,
close to rivers/springs. New doublewide
MH allowed. Owner Financing.
Terms flexible. Starting at $49,900.
Phillips Realty 800-643-6971 www.

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




Call Sheila Greene
Th,' FlA'e-' i f.S'r fRajl Eiat,. "

Suwannee Shores
3/2 mobile on 11.8 acres that is
fenced for pasture. Setup for
horses. This property is ready to
move into, call to make an offer
S 386-344-3727.
Visit it on the web at

f 3/2 mobile on 4.11 acres not far
from a great hunting camp. 'Ihis
property is ready to move into,
S call tomake an offer
-. Visit it on the web at

Brad Smith Broker

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(32)43-33 AX

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I Jack Schofill
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Terri Anderson

Lisa Baxter

3BR/1BA, 2,079 sq ft, .92 Cracker style 3/i nome on 4.3y
acre, 1 car detached ac (mol). Features side & front
porches, new windows through
carport. Great for a out, shed, close to springs, River,
business or home. "A" rated schools. A must see!

40x100 steel construction
building w/high ceilings & wide
double doors. Located on busy
US 19 w/a view of the Suwan-
nee River. Great potential!!

3BR/2BA brick home,
2,871 sq ft, 1 acre, Ig
living room, 3 car garage,
great location.

3BR/2BA well-kept
DWMH, 1,512 sqft on
4.78 park-like acres,
large Oaks.

zUUu, /z, IJUU 4sq It, .jq ac., tICe,
wood & carpet flooring, vaulted
ceilings, open floor plan, completely
landscaped, energy efficient. Call
TerriAnderson 352-356-1961.

OwR/ZOA, 20 uwLivim on 3 acres, 4Bj/iZA, ,245 sq rt, i.z2
2,340 sq ft. upgraded amenities acres, open floor plan, corner
galore, stainless steel appl., wrapped porch, upgraded over
hardwood floors, so much more! the years, utility bldg. Call
Call Lisa Baxter 352-949-1649. Garrett Buzbee 352-318-4700.

ZJB/ZiA, /iu sq It, rresnwater
canal, new metal roof, partially
furnished, concrete driveway,
deck, boat dock, metal seawall.
Call Jack Schofill 352-214-8108

4BR/2.5BA, 14 acres, 1,926
sq ft, offers 3 separate wrap
around decks. Very unique!!
Call Jon Reed 352-222-3374.

Rebecca Woo din

.11 ac Suwannee $295,000
.14 ac Suwannee $175,000
.18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $18,000
.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.24 ac Old Town $16,000 (Owner Fin.)
.24 ac Old Town $19,000 (Owner Fin.)
.25 ac Old Town $15,000 (Owner Fin.)
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.42 ac Trenton $25,000
.58 ac Trenton $99,500

.94 ac Old Town
.98ac Bell
1 ac Bell
1.14 ac Trenton
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
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2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 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


4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
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

6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
7.72.ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
9.14 ac Bell $75,000
9.63 ac Bell $109,000
9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000
10 ac Trenton $70,000
10 ac Bell $90,000

10 ac Trenton $139,900
10.06 ac Old Town $120,000
10.8 ac Inglis $175,000
13.76 ac Chiefland $79,900
14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
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
25 ac Trenton $275,000

31.33 ac Chiefland
43.7 ac Trenton
57.37 ac Chiefland
68.49 ac Trenton
80 ac Chiefland
100 ac Trenton
105.08 ac Chiefland
152 ac Trenton
154 ac Bell
160 ac Trenton
160 ac Trenton


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By Carrie A. Mizell
Be it a bounce house or a scary
haunted 'house, area fall festivals
were a popular activity for elemen-
tary-age children in both Trenton and
Bell on Friday night.
Bell Elementary School PTA host-
ed the school's fourth annual fall
festival which was attended by 500
to 600 people,, according to Pamela
Pinna, PTA president.
"This year's fall festival was com-
parable to last year," Pinna said. "The
cold weather may have hurt us, but I
think we did well."
With 175 members, the Bell El-
ementary School is striving to fund
' a new projector system for the caf-
S eteria with the money that is raised
at various fundraisers throughout the
year. The PTA will pay $4600 and the
school will add $6300 to pay for the
new projector system, according to
Forty-two booths offering various
carnival style games and tasty foods
were manned by high school volun-
teers trying to earn community ser-
vice hours for scholarships.
On Friday afternoon, Trenton El-
ementary School opened its doors
to the community at a hauntingly
S fun fall festival, which drew a large
* crowd of parents and children eager
to walk the cake walk and explore the
haunted hallway.

Railee McKenzie, 3, loves on
Spirit, a pony thqf attended the
TESfall festival on Friday.

Emilie Noyes, 5, shows off her
jumping skills' in a PTO spon-
sored bounce house at the TES
fall festival.

Tallon Rolling, 13, and Brandon Stone, 13, were both hit in the face
with shaving cream in lieu of a dunking booth at the BES fall festival.

Eric Henry, .7, spins the wheel to
win a prize at the TES fall fes-
tival. Eric attended the fall fes-
tival with several of his family
members who all agreed that the
night's event was a huge hit with
the kids.

300 families will benefit

from Thanksgiving baskets

(Continued from page 1)

No glitter for Brandon AMaltcki,
11, who had his face painted by
Erin McElroy.

Nolan Jacobs, 3, tosses a dime
into a coffee mug while trying to
win a prize at the BES fall festival
on Friday.

Erin Phillips, 6, goes fishing for
a prize at the Bell Elementary
School fall festival on Friday.
Erin fished with her girlfriends.

1 luch to her 1mot1/r 's delight,
static grips Evalyn Frazier's out-
rageous hair at the .TES fall fes-




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Stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, cornbread mix, vegetables, cranberry
sauce and fruit were included in the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
Volunteers Thanksgiving baskets. The baskets, which also included a
turkey, were given out earlier this week to families in need in Gilchrist

livered, according to Wiggins, if the
recipient is homebound, if delivery is
going to a group home, or if there is a
large concentration in one area.
Gilchrist County. Chamber of
Commerce members give financial
donations to .purchase food for the
baskets, according to Wiggins who
explained that the 21 active members
of the Sheriff's volunteers try to shop
locally for food in the basket. Tren-
ton Medical Center, local 4-H clubs,
THS Beta Club, and area churches
also donate canned food.
On Friday Mike and Joann Ortiz,
both Sheriff's volunteers, grabbed a
shopping bag and looped around two

large tables, straining from the weight
of all the Thanksgiving foods, to fill
bag after bag with groceries.
Joann Ortiz, a 12-year member of
the Sheriff's volunteers, said she and
her husband joined the, organization
because they wanted to help people.
"There are a lot of folks here liv-
ing less than paycheck to paycheck,"
Wiggins said. "We can't do some-
.thing constantly, but occasionally we
can relieve a little bit of stress that
will help them have a good holiday."
For more information on obtain-
ing a Thanksgiving basket, call Gene
Wiggins at 463-2081.

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