Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: January 31, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028300
Volume ID: VID00160
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Gilchrist County Education Foundation Inc.

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m.
at the Gilchrist County Courthouse

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 77 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 ,0. $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 77 No. 41 Phone 6 sot Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, January 31, 2008 Price50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
iCounty voters reject t recreationOfFlorida, $32.00 Out Of State

County voters reject recreation tax, approve Amendment 1

By Carrie A. Mizell
A fierce presidential candidates
race, among both democrats and re-
publicans, and a tax reform amend-
ment enticed 40 percent of Gilchrist
County's registered voters to the
polls on Tuesday.
According to Gilchrist County
Supervisor of Elections Connie San-


Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee favored by local voters
tez, 509 of the 4,085 voters who 34.27 percent of voters were in fa- Statewide results were not available the minority of county voters, 43.78
ist their ballot in the presidential vor of the county commission pass- at press time, but Sanchez released percent, voting against Amendment
eference primary voted early. ing future ordinances in support of a countywide statistics that indicated 1, the amendment must still be ap-
Of local interest, 65.73 percent county team sports recreation bud- Amendment 1 passed in Gilchrist proved by 60 percent of votes state-
f county voters opted to vote "no" get of $170,000, which would have County with 56.22 percent of voters wide to pass.
a straw ballot asking if residents included a paid position for a youth casting a ballot in favor of property Local democrats made their presi-
ould support Gilchrist County cre- team sports recreation director who tax reform by raising Homestead Ex- dential preference known by soundly
ing a municipal services taxing unit would oversee recreation in Gilchrist emption, while providing portability selecting Hillary Clinton as the dem-
fund youth recreation. Overall just County. and annual assessment caps. Despite ocratic candidate for president. As.

the number one pick Clinton received
852 votes to John Edwards 788 votes
and Barack Obama's 365 votes.
Gilchrist County republicans fa-
vored Mike Huckabee as the repub-
lican candidate for president. Re-
publican John McCain received. 467
votes and Republican Mitt Romney
finished with 461 votes.

Oak Tree Landing could

pave the way for

mixed-use development
By John M. Ayers just across the highway from Watson
The Gilchrist County Planning Farm, a rotational design dairy on the
Commission held its first Monday north side of CR 232.
evening meeting on January 28 to Stiles explained to the board that
deal with a Special Use Permit for this development would be a village
sand mining and a major comprehen- style airpark designed to provide
sive plan amendment to review the people who can fly into the commu-
Oak Tree Landing Special Area Plan, nity the opportunity to own a second
which would bring a 624 unit airpark home, play golf and have a commu-
to Gilchrist County. nity retreat get-away.
The board approved the applica- "We feel like there is a demand for
tion for sand mining with certain re- a southern style plantation neighbor-
strictions. hood that is a self-contained private
The five member commission in- community for people that are empty-
cludes, Alan Mikell, chairman, Mi- nesters from 50-60 years of age that
chelle Crawford, vice-chair, Tammy can afford a comfortable community
Davis, Johnny Martin and Roos- that is first class," Stiles said. "These
evelt Stalvey. The board members people would fly into this community
.considered. the.Comprehensive Plan on the propeller and small jet aircraft
Amendment as amendments to the to be near the University of Florida
text of Gilchrist County's Compre- and enjoy diving, with the possibili-
hensive Plan and as a major site plan ties of hunting and fishing as well."
amendment involving the future de- This community would have its
velopment in this rural agricultural own fire department, emergency
county. medical service and community cen-
, Oak Tree Landing, Ltd, a partner- ter within the village.
ship involving Terry Stiles as a repre- The property currently has a run-
sentative of the Stiles Corporation of way in place that had previously been
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, is applying for located along the Gilchrist-Alachua
the Oak Tree Landing Special Area County line. If this proposal were
Plan. George F. Young, Construction approved, the airport would be relo-
Company of Bradenton, Florida is the cated completely in Gilchrist County
construction group involved in de- and will be east of SE 80th Avenue.
veloping the 654 acres located on the The investment group is also propos-
south side of CR 232 and 161 acres ing to pave a portion of a future off-
in adjoining Alachua County. The site access road that lies east of SE

property in Gilchrist County is cur-
rently zoned A-2 agriculture and sits

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County goes forward with

Rolling Oaks subdivision

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
agreed to have the county attorney
draft an ordinance to go out for bids
seeking financing for the proposed
$203,000 road-paving project that
will resurface two of the, three roads
in Rolling Oaks subdivision in south-
east Gilchrist County.
The 48 property owners that re-
side on these two streets were sent a
card and letters to inform them of the
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 public meet-
ing to discuss the Special Assessment
A majority of the property owners
attending the meeting spoke in favor
of paving the two-limerock grade

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roads. The initial proposal that was
presented ,to the commission over
five years ago was substantially less
than the current $350 annual special
assessment that could be added to the
ad valorem tax bill or paid-up front.
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen explained to those at-
tending the 5 p.m. public hearing that
this is Gilchrist County's first special
assessment property levy to raise
revenue to improve county roads in a
particular subdivision in the county.
The commissioners listened as res-
idents told the board what they would
like to see them do. A majority of the
residents thanked the board for what
they have done to provide good roads
in this community.
Several residents told the board
that their roads were good and they
did not want to pay for paved roads.
The board determined that a major-
ity of the residents attending were in
favor of the special assessment pro-
posal. Commissioner Randy Durden
made a motion in favor of the pro-
posed special assessment for road
improvements and to add a clause in
this ordinance involving a hardship
variance. Commissioner D. Ray Har-
rison, Jr. gave a second to the motion
before the. board voted 5-0 in favor,
In other news, Commissioner Har-
rison also made a motion for Gil-
christ County to adopt an ordinance
to approve an additional Homestead
Exemption for senior citizens living
in Gilchrist County who meet the
eligibility household 'family income
guidelines. Commissioner Randy
Durden agreed with a second and the
board approved this to become a draft
ordinance drawn up by the county at-
torney and brought before, the com-
mission during a February meeting.

Chamber banquet honors 2007 winners

By Carrie A. Mizell
With Gilchrist County sand be-
tween his toes and Suwannee River.
water in his veins, the 2007 Gilchrist
County Citizen of the Year, David
Miller "Duke" Lang has spent much
of his life going above and beyond
for the community he calls home.
A smile spread across Lang's face
as he was presented the award by
longtime friend Clif Bradley dur-
ing the Gilchrist County Chamber
of Commerce's Annual Banquet last
"When you think of above and
beyond it is much more than mere
words," Bradley said. "It is indeed a
passion, drive and love for our coun-
ty. It is investing your time, money,
life, family and sweat into Gilchrist
As a lifelong resident of Gilchrist
County, Lang's entrepreneurial spirit
was seen at an early age as he grew,
and sold Christmas trees with his
!dad as an elementary school student.
'A 1973 graduate of Trenton High
School, Lang went on to graduate
from Lake City Community College
and Florida State University.
After returning home to Trenton,
Lang served as a mayor/commission-
er of the City of Trenton from 1981 to

The Hitchcock family wds well represented by Kathy Weaver, Betty Hitc
Weaver, Devon Weaver, Alan Hitchcock and Cathy Hitchcock.'

1987, while owning and operating a
title insurance agency. He was also on
the board of directors of Medic Ayers
and was instrumental in bringing the
nursing home to Gilchrist County..
A passion to do more for the citi-

Award presenter Clif Bradley is shown with Chamber President Tam-,
my Davis and Citizen of the.Year David M. "Duke" Lang.

Pictured from left, Chelsea Meyer on the fender, with Donny Logan
in the seat, Lucas Wilson standing in back, David Kirkland sitting in
front and Lauren Ellison standing in front of the tractor.

Bell dairy judging team

advances to state finals

By Rhama Mkuu
Bell Sr. FFA Reporter
The Bell Senior FFA Dairy Judg-
ing team placed fifth at the district
contest held on Dec. 6, 2007.
The team placed fifth over all other
teams from the state of Florida. The
top 20 teams advanced to state finals.
The team will be competing at the

Florida State Fair in Tampa on Feb-
ruary 13 and February .14.
Lauren Ellison, a former Bell Se-
nior FFA dairy judging member
was the coach this year. The chapter
would like.to congratulate the dairy
team and thank Miss Ellison.
Best wishes to the team at state

zens prompted Lang to leave Trenton
to follow in his dad's footsteps and
pursue a degree in law, which he ob-
tained in 1994. Judge Ed Philman,
following Lang's graduation, admin-
istered the oath of office.

Lang stays active in the communi-
ty by supporting the Suwannee River
Livestock Show and Sale, sponsoring
and coaching teams with Suwannee
Valley League and being involved
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Gilchrist County Clerk of Court Joe Gilliam presented
ers Lifetime Achievement Award to.Clyde Townsend.

SGOdessa Webb dies at age 99

By Cindy Jo Ayers
Longtime residents of Gilchrist
County were saddened last week to
learn that Mrs. Odessa Webb had
passed away. She will be remembered
fondly by many for her laughter and
what seemed to be an endless supply
-of cheerfulness. Many who knew her
well referred to her as "Ma Webb."
Mrs. Webb passed away on Janu-
ary 22 at the Tri-County Nursing
Home in Fanning Springs. She was
born on February 28, 1908 in Atlanta,
Georgia to Dr. Will Lancaster and his
wife Belle Lindsey. At the time the
Lancasters were living in Atlanta so
Dr. Lancaster could attend medical
school there. After school the family
came home to this area on Ole Peggy,
the Seaboard train that stopped in
Bell. Mrs. Webb's early childhood
was spent in both Wilcox and Tren-
ton. Her father's first medical office
was set up in Wilcox where they
had a drug store, but the family soon
moved to Trenton. Dr. Lancaster's
office was located in back of the drug
store on Main Street in Trenton.
Mrs. Odessa started to school at
age 4 and she graduated at 16 and
went to Florida State College for
Women, now known as Florida State
University. She attended school with
her good friend Lucy Lang (Duke
Lang's grandmother) and cousin Inez
Lancaster. She got he. teaching cer-

Odessa Webb
tificate and returned to Trenton to
teach in the elementary school.
She met her future husband John
Webb, a North Carolina native, who
was in the area working for the state
road department on a survey crew.
Mr. Webb worked surveying the
right-of-way for Highway 19. Family
legend has it that they were housed
in Cross City but the bed bugs were
so bad where they were staying that
they relocated themselves to Trenton,
moving to the old Boarding House
which is now Petrello's Restaurant.
Odessa and John were married in
June 1928.
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.18 ac River Walk $67,500
.18 ac Trenton $16,000
.22 ac Trenton* $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000'
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $16,000
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $19,000
.42 ac Trenton $25,000
.58 ac Trenton $99,500
.70 ac Trenton $24,900
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000
.94 ac Old Town $20,000
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1.83 ac Trenton $55,000
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2 ac Trenton $55,000
(13) 2 ac Trenton $65,000 each
2 ac Trenton $87,500
2.04 ac Trenton $67,500
2.21 ac Trenton $65,000
2.21 ac Trenton $69,500
2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
2.29 ac Trenton $65,000
2.3 ac Trenton $65,000
2.44 ac Old Town $37,500
2.45 ac Trenton $65,000
2.92 ac Old Town $29,500
3 ac Old Town $45,000
4 ac Chiefland $70,000
4.54 ac Trenton $130,000
4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4.77 ac Bell $69,900.
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000

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5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5 ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 Ac, Trenton $70,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $80,000
5 ac-Bell $87,500
5 ac Chiefland $275,000
5.04 ac Bell $59,000
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trenton $104,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
9.14 ac Bell $67,500
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

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10 ac Bell $90,000
10 ac Chiefland $109,900
10 ac Chiefland $99,000
10 ac Chiefland $120,000
10 ac Bell $127,500
10 ac Trenton $139,900
14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
14.97 ac Bell $131,250
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20 ac Bell $255,000
20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
30 ac Trenton $330,000
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43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trentqn $1,079,000
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154 ac Bell $2,002,000
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2007 Chamber banquet winners

AARP members Norm Conti, Iris Roberts, Randy Durden and Nancy Padgett accept a plaque for Out-
standing Civic Organization of the Year from Patricia Yates, shown third from right, Chamber President
Tammy Davis and AARP member Patsy Avery.

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with other civic organizations.
Currently Lang is in private law
practice in Trenton and serves as at-
torney for both the City of Trenton
and Town of Bell.
His wife Carol, mother Marie and
children, Allie and Mill, were on-
hand Thursday night to congratulate
a very surprised Lang.
"I am truly shocked, I don't know
how anyone at my house could keep
a secret," Lang said. "I am truly
blessed to be able to live in this com-
Gilchrist County Property Ap-
praiser Damon Leggett stepped in to
present the award for 2007 Business
of the Year to Hitchcock's Foodway,
as three generations of the Hitchock
family looked on.
The Alachua-based family-owned
grocery chain was started in 1945
when Bob Hitchcock opened his first
store in Pahokee, Fla. after he re-
turned from fighting in World War II.
He used the money he received from
the G.I. Bill to start the business with
his father and that is where he met his
wife Betty. Hitchcock and his family
closed the store three years later to
move to Alachua where they leased
some land to farm.
After just six months of farming,
Hitchcock turned over his plow to
opni a npw Hitchcbck's in Alachua.
Pitchcock s son, Alan, can still re-
member his father making 'house
calls to neighbors in the community.
Alan entered the family business in
1974 after graduating from the Uni-
versity of Florida with a degree in
food marketing. At that time the fam-
ily was preparing to open its second
store of what would become a 12-
store chain.
"After being without a grocery
store for four months Hitchcock's
Foodway opened in Trenton in No-
vember 1994," Leggett said. "With
sales that surpassed $100 million this
past year and employing over 800
people this business is a great asset to,
any community."
The passion for the family business
has been handed down through the
generations and Hitchcock's grand-
son, Ryan Weaver, manager of the
Trenton store, shares his late grand-
father's entrepreneurial spirit.
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court
Joe Gilliam presented the final award
of the evening, the J. MinAyers Life-
time Achievement Award to lifelong
Gilchrist County resident, Clyde E.
Townsend and his wife Joyce
raised their three children on a farm
a few miles north of Bell. The son of
John Hill Townsend and Abigail (Ab-
bie) Mose Townsend, Clyde's family
has lived here since the 1800's.
Townsend graduated from Bell
High School in 1943 and over the last
50 years he has served many county
and civic organizations.
In 1956 he was elected to the Gil-
christ County School Board where he
served for 24 years.
Townsend is the only living charter
member of the Gilchrist County Farm
Bureau Board of Directors. He has
been serving as a director for over 50
years and still serves today.
In 1975 he was named Outstanding
Farm Bureau Member.
"Mr. Clyde and his family were
awarded Farm Family of the Year
in 1970," Gilliam said. "Quite an
accomplishment in 1970 when the
majority of all Gilchrist County was
farming and agriculture."
Townsend has served on the Board
of Directors for Central Florida Elec-
tric Cooperative representing Gil-
christ County for over 27 years and
still serves today.
In 1990 the Gilchrist County Board
of County Commissioners appointed
Townsend to the Gilchrist County
Transportation Advisory Board
where he continues to serve.
"Mr. Clyde and his family are still
very active in our community and
they continue to support education
by donating their time year after year
by cooking and helping the Gilchrist
County Educational Foundation at
the annual Wild Beast Feast," Gil-
liam said.
After accepting the award

Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce's outgoing president Tammy
Davis accepts a plaque from outgoing director Damon Leggett.

Townsend said he felt surprised and
honored by being selected a recipient
of the lifetime achievement award,
which was started in his friend J. Min
Ayers' honor seven years ago.
"I would like to thank the Cham-
ber of Commerce and the Ayers fam-
ily,',Townsend said. "I love Gilchrist
Patricia Yates.,took .the podium to
present the 2007 Outstanding Civic
Organization of the Year award to
the Gilchrist County AARP Chapter
2133. Members of the AARP met the
acknowledgement with boisterous
According to Yates, AARP is a non-
profit, service related organization for
senior volunteers. Each month the 65
members of the local chapter, which
was formed in 1975, log anywhere
from 1600 to 2000 volunteer hours.
These hours include time spent vol-
unteering at Ayers Health and Re-
habilitation Center and Bell Library,
acting as advisor group for the senior
center, volunteering at the Waccasas-
sa Fire Department Food Distribution
Center and working as volunteer bell
ringers for the Salvation Army.
AARP members attend town meet-
ings held by state and federal offi-
cials, county commission, city and

town meetings. Members recently
raised 5000 signatures from citizens
in support of the Tri-County Hospi-
tal. They also attend health forums to
have a better understanding of Medi-
care and Part D prescription coverage
to share with AARP members.
Nancy Padgett, president of the
Gilthif Cf utiiiy' cla'tedr, accepted
tilfi~ aqiie "fr6m th aes'. She asled
every AARP member in the room to
stand and be recognized.
Chamber Directors Damon Leggett
and Krishna Frye retired from service
to the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce as Jean Troke and Amy
Owens joined the slate of directors
for 2008.
According to Chamber Director
Leigh Hartzog, the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce is the larg-
est and most active chamber of com-
merce in the tri-county area.
"We have 330 active members,"
Hartzog said. "In 2007 we achieved
our goal of having a new and up-
dated Gilchrist County Guidebook
Several days following the banquet,
members who attended were still rav-
ing about the added feature, a silent
auction, and the delicious dinner ca-
tered by Simply Delightful, Inc.

Bomb threat at TMHS
By Carrie A. Mizell
Students, faculty and staff at Trenton Middle High School were forced
to evacuate their classrooms for 40 minutes last Thursday when the school
received a bomb threat. According to Principal Lynette Langford, home
economics teacher Cora Lord discovered a note on her desk early Thurs-
day morning saying there was a bomb in Building 29-the agriculture shop.
Lord immediately notified Langford of the threat. Following protocol,
Langford contacted the superintendent's office and the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office. While investigators from the Sheriff's Office combed
the building for any explosive devices, middle and high school students
waited on the softball field with their teachers. No bomb was detected, but
the incident is still under investigation by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office. Langford said in all her 29 years at TMHS she had never heard of
the school receiving a bomb threat.

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Byow Carrie A. Mizell

By Carrie A. Mizell

After the second rusty old uphol-
stery nail stuck through my slipper
and into my toe on Monday morning
I gave up and faced the inevitable
tetanus shot.
The first nail of the weekend
grazed the bottom of my other foot
on Friday. The same day I discov-
ered the ancient loveseat I have
been recovering is stuffed with cot-
ton straight from the fields, hay and
croaker sacks. According Mr. Buford
Howard, who I talked with at church
on Sunday morning, this means the
loveseat would have to be at least
100 years old. The old fabric on the
loveseat, which belonged to Adam's
great-grandmother Mrs. Helen Hodg-
es, was faded and filthy after being
stored in an old chicken house behind
his grandparents' home in Callahan.
It had to be replaced to remain sal-
vageable for future generations.
I was so engrossed in my magno-
lia fabric and wielding my staple gun
with such fury on Friday that I hardly
felt the sting of the first nail in my
The jab of the second nail was more
eventful at 5:30 on Monday morning
as I walked sleepily through our cold
Adam, who remained unbothered

by the gapping hole and smear of
blood, asked me when the last time
I had gotten a tetanus shot was. Hon-
estly, I never have! J was the one
who always needed a shot of tetanus
around our house for something or
another he had gotten into.
When I told Adam I hadn't even
been to a serious doctor since Dr.
Gary Rexroat left the Trenton Medi-
cal Center he just looked at me skep-
tically like he may have married
a woman carrying the "epizooti."
Those Mizells believe in going to the
doctor on a regular basis, but that's
just not the way we were raised. Sure
we made several trips to the emer-
gency room for a broken arm, busted
head, or dog-related injury growing
up, but if it was a minor injury my
mom would just hand us an Advil
and say tough it out.
My sweet husband told me that if
I didn't get a shot on Monday then
my jaw would lock up and some-
one will have to feed me through a
tube (apparently he's not prepared to
take on that task). I bucked up and
headed down to the medical center
on Monday telling myself that next
time I work on my "projects" I will
at least try to wear shoes with a hard

Letters to the Editor

Confederate Monument weaken over time? And many kids
end up in wheelchairs unable to do
concerns regular kid's stuff in the summer such
To whom it may concern: as swimming, running, and play-
We, Ted Henley, Elliott Baker, and ing sports. MD Camp gives kids a
Ralph Sims did not agree with for- chance to learn year round skills and
mer Mayor Pete Randolph about the where a kid can just be a kid!
Confederate Monument. We do feel The good news is that scientists
that this could be offensive to some have found the gene that causes MD.
people. This doesn't mean that has It is just a matter of time and money
;to be offensive to any one culture or for research before we find a cure!
race of people. We know lots of people read your
Ted Henley newspaper.
Trenton We are asking if anyone in the
community would be willing to join
for Muscular us with our campaign to send a local
Campaign for Muscular kid suffering from MD to camp this
Dystrophy planned at BES summer?
Dear Editor: We are busy working on marketing
We are part of the Research and ideas and incentives for students at
Design Team (Gifted) here at Bell our school to contribute to this wor-
Elementary School. We are planning thy cause.
a campaign for Muscular Dystro- You can reachusbyphoneatBell
phy (MD) at our school on March 3 Elementary (352) 463-3275.
through 7. Yours Truly,
Our goal is to raise enough mon- Ricky Piade
,ey to send a local,kid,tt M .M.camp ,5thI , .r impaign Getorade
this summer. We have to raise Mrs. Rush's Gifted Students
$1,200.00! Mrs. Rush's Gifted Students
Did you know that MD is a genetic lst-5th Grade
disease that causes your muscles to Bell Elementary School

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J)Meet4ur Y
Name: Rayanne Ferguson
Lives: Bell
Family: Six-year-old twin boys,
Parker and Levi, two dogs, a cat
and seven fish. I am one of five
children all of whom live with
their own families within 10 miles
of our parents, Raymond and
Joanne Jordan in the Bell area. I
live further away from Mama and
Daddy than anyone else, but I see
them everyday. They are Parker
and Levi's most favorite babysit-
ters in the world (just ask them
Works: As a guidance clerk at
Trenton High School since 1998
Likes about your job: Every-
thing! Honestly I love my job. I
love the kids, the responsibility,
the hours and the administration is
Dislikes about your job: Nothing
really ... I like the chaos and the
hectic last minute stuff. They've
got me on homework duty now,
which is like study hall and I even
like that. I guess I don't like that
there is no free time to socialize
with the people I work with.
Greatest accomplishment: Being
a mom. I think that is the coolest
because they are the greatest.
Your hero: It would really make
me look good to say my parents,
but my parents are my parents.
My hero is the person living out
our back door that has been dealt
a tougher hand in life than I havd.
It's the person who strives to make
each day their best yet, no matter
what. Whether it is life threatening
or life changing, they just work
with what they've been given.
They make me stand and walk a
little stronger. They make me re-
alize on a regular basis, just how
blessed I really am. I know, look-
ing through their eyes, that life
could always be worse.
What do you like about living in
Gilchrist County? The closeness
of the people and their support in
your times of need. The all around
friendliness of the public. Every-
body is like family and they treat
me like family.

Odessa Webb
(Continued from page 1)
They moved around the state with
his state road department job; living
in Lake City, Jacksonville, CocQoa
and Deland. .
In 1942 when WWII began, Mr.
Webb was too old to be accepted
in the military so he joined the US
Corps of Engineers to help build air
bases and he was sent to Ft. Myers.
Mrs. Odessa and her two girls, Joan
and Diana, came home to Trenton.
She never lived anywhere else for the
next 65 years.
She taught school, worked as a so-
cial worker for the state social wel-
fare department and later she was the
receptionist for Dr. Harry Jordan.
One of her great passions was the
maintenance of Trenton Cemetery.
Mrs. Odessa loved flowers and mu-
sic. She was famous for her wonder-
ful pecan pies and brownies. She was
also a very active member of Tren-
ton Woman's Club for many years.
She was a member of the Church of
Christ. Mrs. Webb was very active
until around age 95 and passed away
just a month short of age 100.
Her many friends and family will
miss her dearly but her bright, posi-
tive outlook on life has set a good
example for many to follow.

Consequences Come From Choices
(Kent Heaton)

A consequence is something produced by a cause or a
set of conditions put in motion in our lives. The
consequence of these actions can be productive or
harmful. As with every cause there is an effect, the
choices we make in life bring consequences. Some of
the consequences of our lives are not of our own doing
but the result of what other events happen that impact
our lives. If ouf house is destroyed by a tornado, we
suffer the consequence of that which was beyond our
control. Many of the consequences we suffer in life are
the result of our own actions. Of these some have greater
consequence than others. While working with a hammer,
I may hit my thumb and cause great pain. I have suffered
the consequence of my own action and the result is a
sore thumb.
There are consequences that I suffer that are created
by the choices I have made in life. If I have cancer from
using tobacco all my life, the consequences I suffer are
from the choices I made. Unless someone forced me to
use tobacco, the choice I freely made led to the
consequences of my ill health. If I engage in sexual
immorality, I should expect certain consequences of my
actions. It may be a disease of some type or even the
birth of a child. The key to understanding choice is to
know that I have the power of choosing and the
consequences I may suffer come from my freedom to
make those choices.
Often men seek to deny their responsibility for their
actions. The choices we freely make lead us to harvest a
field of consequences. Paul said, "Do not be deceived,
God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he

will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the
flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will
of the Spirit reap everlasting life" (Galatians 6:7,8). The
choice we make to sow will bring from the consequence
of harvest.
Kind David understood the connection between choice
and consequence. He engaged in adultery with
Bathsheba and suffered the consequence of God's
punishment upon him (2 Samuel 11,12). He did not try to
blame anyone but himself when he said, "I have sinned
against the Lord" (12:13). David knew the choices he
had made brought about the consequence he was to
suffer. He acknowledges his sin before God because he
knew the choice was his. Joseph told Potiphar's wife,
"How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin
against God" (Genesis 39:9).
Choice brings about consequence. J. T. Smith said,
"Never make a choice you cannot live without the
consequences." The great struggle with men is to have
the courage to admit the consequences of their lives are
largely based upon the choices they have made in life.
When we make bad choices, we should expect bad
consequences. If we make good choices, we can enjoy
the bountiful goodness of blessing.
We enjoy the blessings of God because of the choices
we make. Joshua implored the people to choose wisely in
Joshua 24:15. Paul told Timothy that "godliness if
profitable for all things, having promise of the life that
now is and of that which is to come" (1 Timothy 4:8).
Choosing godliness will bring about a harvest of good
things in this life and the reward of eternal life.

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

Nfeiy hiD

Favorite food: Anything prepared
by someone else. Sam was the
cook at our house. My favorite was
his Delmonico steak cooked on the
grill or a slab of ribs. They were
perfect everytime. Mama's cook-
ing; Thanksgiving -and Christmas
meals; anything chocolate; I eat
a lot of cereal, at any given time
I might have eight or 10 different
kinds available at home.
Favorite book: Anything I can
read to my kids. I also read James
Patterson,' John Grisham and
Sue Grafton. I like investigative
What is something not many
people know about you? My
name is really Sally, I was named"
after an aunt somewhere. When I
was a kid my family lived in Wil-
cox right where the Shriner's Club
sits now. I've never lived further
than Gainesville. I guess that
means I'm a tri-county kid, you
may as well call me homegrown.
Future plans: Life is too uncer-
tain, that is why I don't look too
far into the future. Right now
I only see as far as April when I
hope to be able to take my guys to
Sea World. Looking past that could
be depressing. I live 'day to day'
the best I can and with.the boys as
much as possible. That I learned
from Sam! I miss him very much.
One day I would like to go up in
a hot air balloon. I would like to
see Montana-I've been told it's
beautiful there. I would like to see
snow one day. I plan to be skinny
again one day!

Lottery Numbers
Wednesday, January 16
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $9 million
jackpot. ,
5-Digit Winners:
58 at $6,215
4-Digit Winners
3,885 at $75
3-Digit Winners:
78,740 at $5
Play 4 Drawing:
Cash 3 Drawing:

Saturday, January 19
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $14 million
5-Digit Winners:
93 at $5,345
4-Digit Winners:
5,253 at $76.50
3-Digit Winners:
110,340 at $5
Play 4 Drawing:
Cash 3 Drawing:

By Cindy Jo Ayers

John and I spent a pleasant after-
noon recently riding through the
woods in Dixie County. We left Su-
wannee in the drizzling rain and drove
down the Dixie Main Line Road that
winds through some high hammocks
and across several sloughs. The road
is mostly lined in planted pines, but
in several place the road crossed cul-
verts where the brackish swamp wa-
ter runs under the road. Surprisingly
there were still a few cypress trees
left growing in the sloughs. I enjoyed
seeing the cypress knees growing in
the wet low areas as well as an abun-
dance of deer moss growing under
the older cedars in the high hammock
areas. When I don't visit the woods
for a while I forget how truly beauti-
ful our native plants are. Now I know
not everyone can see the beauty of
a palmetto fan but I fortunately was
raised by a man, my father, who truly
loved the woods and all the extraor-
dinarily beautiful flora and fauna to
be found there. I remember standing
in the woods near Shell Mound by his
side as a small child and him saying,
"listen." After listening for a short
time I told my father I didn't hear
anything, his reply was, "I know,
doesn't it sound good." I learned the
difference between a hog and deer
track. I also learned what a running
deer track looked like.
We followed the Dixie Main Line
until we came to the Shired Road.
John turned toward the coast and we
road down to Shired Island. On our
return trip we stopped at the trail to
Fish Bone Cemetery.
I've been interested in this cem-
etery since we found a Bible page
in John's mother's things. This page
had the marriage of his great-grand-
parents recorded on it. The page
states, "This Certifies that the rite of
Holy Matrimony was celebrated be-
tween Frank Lee of Lafayette County
arid Maiy'C;. Galbreath "of Lafayette
County on September 10, 1877 at
Fishbone, Florida by Martin Peacock.
Witness: Henry Cannon and Rebecca.
Lee." Remember Dixie County was
not an established county until 1921.
Until that time it was part of Lafay-
ette County.
John and I found very little except
a sign at the cemetery.'Dixie County's
Historical Society has spent time.re-
searching Fishbone and have uncov-
ered the following family names that
once lived at Fish Bone in the mid to
late 1800s. These family names are
listed on a sign at the cemetery: Al-
britton, Anderson, Brannen, Cannon,
Hatch, Hudson, Lee, Lindsey, Lock-
lier, Mott, Osteen, Gilley, Peacock,
Revels, Slihter, Smith, Walker and
The cedar industry was a large
business and many of the men cut ce-
dar trees and rafted them down Fish
Bone Creek and out into the gulf and
on to Cedar Key. Cedar slats were cut




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and sold the same way. There was
a small cedar mill located on Fish
Bone Creek and two large cedar mills
in Cedar Key. The cedar that was not
used at the pencil factory in Cedar
Key was loaded onto rail and shipped
to the east coast for worldwide dis-
tribution. There was not only a cem-
etery at Fishbone but also a store and
a school.
The following was copied from the
Fellowship Baptist Church minutes
dated July 1916, "Decided to sell the
school house at Fish Bone and apply
proceeds on church house," this was
signed by J. H. Butler. These records
indicate the Fish Bone Church/School
was no longer needed.
In the 1870s Cedar Key had two
cedar mills, Eagle and Faber. Timber
agents were hired to oversee the tim-
ber industry. Mr. E. J. Berry was the
agent for the Fish Bone Creek area.
Ms. Evonne Valentine Cline of
the Dixie County Historical Society
generously gave the above informa-
tion about Fish Bone. If you are in-
terested in the rich history of Dixie
County you may contact Ms. Cline at
It seems that all the old families in
our area are tied together one way or
another. Doing just a little of my own
family's genealogy made me real-
ize that most all the old timers had
connections. If you are doing family
research in this area you soon have
to cross the county lines of Gilchrist,
Levy and Dixie.
No tomb stones are visible at the
cemetery today. Mostly they were
made of wood and the floodwaters
of various hurricanes have surely
washed away those fragile markers.
Fish Bone Cemetery now rests safely
in the hands of the Lower Suwannee
Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge. I
would imagine that those ol' timers
like John's great-grandparents that
onbe lived there would be pleased to
Oknow that Fish Bone remains as wild
and free as it did in the mid 1800s
when they lived there.

It seems that a few people around
town are suffering from a cold or
even the flu and this is the recipe that
I make when someone is ill in our
family. It's really good even if you
are not sick.

1 large chicken cooked, save broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil,
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 cup assorted chopped fresh veg-
etables such as beans, zucchini, or
2 cups dried noodles
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 quarts chicken stock
Boil chicken in salted and pep-
pered water until tender, de-bone
chicken and set aside, save chicken
broth. Heat the oil in large heavy pot.
When oil is hot add the chicken meat
and sautd, stirring occasionally, un-
til the meat is slightly browned, for
about 5 minutes. Add onions, celery,
carrots, green onions, garlic, parsley,
basil, bay leaf and seasoning salt and
saute, stirring once or twice for about
4 or 5 minutes longer. Add the fresh
chopped vegetables and red pepper
and add the stock to the pot and bring
it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer,
uncovered, for 25 minutes. Add the
noodles, bring back to a boil, simmer
until the noodles are done. Remove
from heat.
This soup is even better the next

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Chamber executive director steps down

after two and a half years of service

By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Maureen Gentry has announced
her intent to leave her part-time
position on Friday, Feb. 8.
On Monday, Gentry publicly an-
nounced that she has accepted an
offer to work in the accounting de-
partnment at Ayers Health and Re-
habilitation Center in Trenton.
"I loved my job with the Cham-
ber," Gentry said. "But I have to do
what's best for me."
The annual banquet held last
week at the Trenton Elementary
School Cafetorium capped off
Gentry's two and a half years of
The Fanning Springs resident
said that she enjoyed dealing with
the public and using her creative
mind to pull events together.
On Tuesday Gentry released the

Maureen Gentry
following statement, "This position
has been the most challenging and
holding the most responsibility, each
day is a roller coaster ride of learning
experiences, failures and successes,

but on the flip side it has been the
most fun and most rewarding po-
sition I have ever had the pleasure
to fill. The Chamber members and
the people in Gilchrist County re-
ally care enough to be active in their
community and their spirit is just
wonderful. I will leave this position
with a heavy heart missing every-
thing about the Chamber and every-
one involved."
Directors of the Gilchrist County
Chamber of Commerce are now ac-
cepting applications for the position
of executive director.
Applicants should be energetic
and self motivated. According to
the advertisement, the position is a
part time 30 hours per week posi-
tion. Applicants should be willing
to work flexible hours, plan and co-
ordinate events and work well with
the public. Computer experience is

By Lauren Rudd

It is winter and the bears of Wall the same level and quality of care.
Street are certainly not hibernating. Enter PetMed Express. My daughter,
Rather there is a bear at every comer who is a veterinarian and does not
and it is easy to see why, given that endorse PetMed Express, does
they thrive on worry and gnaw on any acquiesce in its growing role in the
company whose future might appear < pet industry as the nation's largest pet
to be the least bit cloudy. pharmacy, offering prescription and
Adding to the fun. are the media, nonprescription medicines for cats,
those bearers of bear chow who dogs and horses at discount prices.
want to make sure you are intently Founded in 1996, the company
cognizant of every company that ships products directly to customers
missed earnings, might miss earnings at a price generally less you would
or is thinking about missing earnings, pay at your local veterinarian,
Therefore, take heed and guard although according to my daughter a
against being coerced into joining number of vets will match PetMed's
the lemmings as they run for the sea, prices if asked. In its recent fiscal
frenzied by the sounds of the bears. continue down that path and consider third-quarter earnings report, the
Selling off sound stocks needlessly other animals, specifically pets. If company posted increased earnings
will only turn temporary discomfort you do not own one, take it from an of $4,4 million or 18 cents per share,
into permanent damage. Patience has incorrigible cat, dog and horse owner, as compared to $2.8 million, or 11
always been an important virtue when as a rule pet owners spare no expense cents per share a year ago. Sales for
investing. Now it is more important when it comes to the care of our four the quarter were up 19 percent to
than ever. legged companions. $37.3 million, from $31.4 million in
Yes, the short-term economic According to an August 2007 the prior-year period.
outlook is bleak. Corporate earnings Business Week article, as a nation Breaking the numbers down a
are weakening and continued we spend an estimated $41 billion bit, Internet sales increased by 23
uncertainty over the economy is. per year on our pets, and that figure percent to $24.4 million for the
taking a toll on investor confidence, is expected to grow at a compound quarter ended December 31, 2007,
However, if you have been investing annual growth rate of 12.3 percent as compared to $19.8 million a year
for more than 20 years, you have over the next two years. Animal ago. Approximately 65 percent of all
seen the end of this movie before, farm-care costs are about $25 billion sales were placed on the Company's
The question is what should you do and are rapidly growing, according website during the third fiscal quarter,
short-term? .-- -.--t-o-ongress'-Office of-T-eehnology-aS-compared-to-63-percent a year ago.-
Tne'^risweF f"aimiple, lbole*IT6rni"(ans'sekl ?itl; *"* oinaryn nDuinig thelthilrdlqUattWhe PetMed
bargainsT areasii-'Thii succesiffil ~ y:-Atf'.tli'sfftime, thei-EVa-he eeT --Expres~repurohased-1'82,000 shares-i
brave current economic conditions downer or breeder is always looking of its outstanding common stock for
and start adding to your portfolio, for ways to save money on pet about $2,364,000. The company has
Since I started with bears, let's health care while still maintaining no long term debt.
The intrinsic value of the shares
is impressive. Using a discounted
Se earnings approach, with an 11 percent
discount rate and a conservative
earnings growth rate of 10 percent,
produces an intrinsic value of $18
Olo w erS an per share. A more conservative free
lowers an. Gifts cash flQw to the firm approach also
produces an intrinsic value of $18 per
S-* share. The shares recently closed at
Your Full-Service $13
S. My earnings estimate is 82 cents
Florist Shop per 'share for this fiscal year and 90
cents for next year, with a 12 month
target price for the shares of $15, for
New Items: a potential gain of 15 percent.
You can write to financial columnist
Yankee Candles Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Leanin' Tree Cards Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
Ea ad are available at RuddReport.com.

cMiss Pearce and Mr. qJ-arris

announce engagement

Kristi Pearce and Richard Harris
The parents of Kristi Pearce would like to announce her engagement and
upcoming marriage to Richard Harris of Cross City.
Kristi is the daughter of Mike and Dee Dee Gunnison of Trenton, and
Rickey Pearce of Newberry. She is the granddaughter of Regina Benson and
the late Duard Benson, and Dolores Manning and the late Bob Pearce of
Richard is the son of Rick and Rita Harris of Cross City, and the grandson
of the late Monroe and Rita Land of Cross City. He is the grandson of the late
Richard Harris of Amesville, Ohio; and the grandson of Norma and Harold
Sayre of Amesville, Ohio.
A June wedding is planned.

Former First Baptist Church of
Trenton Pastor Mike Killian visited
Trenton on Monday. While in town
he attended the Rotary Club meeting
as the guest of Trenton attorney Mark
Feather. Killian, who is currently the
pastor aLLighthouse.-Baptist Church.
in Gainesville, said that his son Mati
thew is-currently serving-in-the- M---
rines and is stationed in Paris Island,
South Carolina.
Tallahassee resident Bob Denny
was in town on Saturday to attend
the funeral of his longtime friend
Odessa Webb. The Trenton native
visited with several old friends while
in town and enjoyed coffee and pie at
the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.
Michael and Christie McElroy at-
tended Bill Gaither's Homecoming
Gospel Concert on Friday .,at the St.
Pete Times Forum in Tampa. The
concert, which included over four
hours of live performances, was a
surprise to Michael in honor of the
couple's 18th wedding anniversary.

Happy Birthday wishes to: Aaron
Riess, Frederick Rutledge, Ricky
Brown, Jennifer Phillips, Sandra
Martin, Julie Greene and Logan
Scott Summers on January 31; Mike
Beauchamp, Kerry Waterman, Glen-

J ,f arzaye nppfica/ions
in 9ifcAIis/ COfunly
Victor Manuel Forti, 7/9/1969
and Cynthia Bernice Jackson,
1/3/1961, both of Bell.
Michael Andrew Powell,
11/9/1966, of Chiefland and Car-
mel Latrice McGee, 1/26/1969,
of Trenton.
Benjamin Allen Barth,
2/10/1982, and Andrea Michelle
Pinder, 3/14/1986, both of High

_Recorcfeod Jar(ri aes
in 91fc is/ Coun/
John Paul Murphy, Jr.,
3/19/1982, of Trenton, and Ash-
ley Ann Collins, 11/1/1986, of
Bell, were married on 1/19/2008
in Trenton by Deborah Craft, no-
tary public.
Gregory Brent Jones,
1/31/1969, and Crystal Fischer,
11/18/1982, both of Branford,
were married on 1/12/2008 in
Branford by Pastor R. Wayne
Glenn E. Kline, 8/29/1936,
of Fanning Springs, and Lucille
Mary Clemmons, 7/8/1944,
of Old Town, were married on
1/25/2008 in Trenton by Debo-
rah Craft, notary public.

da Stewart, Jackie R. Barron, Terri
Pimental, Essie Lawson, and Kim
Delancy on February 1; Wayne Wil-
son, Joyce Graham, Ronnie Koltz,
Robin Perryman and Ruth Camp-
bell on February 2; Daniel Pridgeon,
Chuck Williams, Jeremy Lawrence,
Hoss Adkins, Tonya Wiggins, Tyler
Lukas Williams and Shannon Smith
on February 3; Clint Smith, Gary Lee
Hatfield, Norman Czamiak, and Pat-
rick Castor on February 4; Della Tay-
lor, Charlotte Kearney, and Benjamin
Colson on February 5; Quincey Kin-
caid, Gayle Brown, John Ayers, Mat-
thew Langford, and Dalton Parrott
on February 6.
Happy Anniversary wishes to:
Leslie and Theresa Sapp on Januray
31; Wayne and Minnie Stalvey, Mr.
and Mrs. Gordan Dasher, Bruce and
Toni Kincaid on February 1; John
and Inge Mauthner on February 2;
Dennis and Theresa Connatser, Rob-
ert and Kassie Dewees on February
3; and Thomas and Hazel Bryant on
February 5.

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Southern wedding
always remember:S .,IE- I
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needs to rent a tux. A leisure suit -
with acummerbundand clean S* -.
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Dear Parent / Guardian:
On behalf of all Gilchrist County Schools and the Gilchrist County School Board, I want to share with you
what our children and teachers have accomplished during the 2006-2007 School Year. This year, due to their per-
formance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, as well as other indicators, all of our schools again
earned the designation as "A" Schools. In addition, Gilchrist County was one of the few districts in the state to re-
ceive a District School Grade of "A". This year our district was again listed as the BEST in the STATE!
As you review the information that is part of the annual School Report, you will see areas in which we are excel-
ling, as well as areas that need improvement. Please be assured that our teachers and administrators are constantly
searching for improved strategies to help your child become a "lifelong learner." As we move into the 2007-2008
School Year we hope to use this information to help our students improve their academic skills.
I encourage you to take an active part in your child's education, both at home and at school. Your children need
your help and your encouragement everyday. Remember, HAVE YOU CHECKED IN WITH YOUR CHILD
James (Buddy) Vickers, Superintendent

Gilchrist County School District
Report Cards

Gilchrist Co. School District...........Grade A
Bell Elementary School............School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 97%---AYP Not Met
Bell Middle/High School..........School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 90%/-AYP Not Met
Trenton Elementary School........School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 100%/--Meets AYP
Trenton Middle/High School......School Grade: A
Adequate Yearly Progress: 95%-AYP Not Met

Bell Elementary School (0032)
Kindergarten Readiness: The following table shows results of early
screening instruments for Kindergarten students. ECHOS observes
readiness behaviors, while DIBELS records Letter-Naming (LNF) and
Initial Sounds Fluency (ISF).

Florida Assessment Program: FCAT results grades 3 5 for Sunshine
State Standards (SSS) Reading and Math and Alternate Assessments;
4th grade SSS Writing; and grades 3-5 Norm-Referenced Test (NRT)
Reading & Math. Results are reported as the percentage of students
scoring at level 3 and above, for the mathematics, reading, & writing
subtests of SSS

1-II -... -

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test SSS (State Objective for Reading was 51% or greater and Mathematics was 56% or greater):

N = no data
available Writing % District % State % Math % District% State % Reading % District % State %

All Groups 88 91 93 76 74 63 79 66 57
White 88 92 94 76 75 74 78 67 .68

Black 100 88 90 N 38 43 N 26 39
Hispanic N 100 91 90 69 57 90 54 51
Asian N N 96 N 100 83 N 100 72
Am. Indian 0 0 94 50 75 68 100 100 62
Multi Race 100 75 94 100 85 68 100 62 67
Disabled 74 77 75 56 42 33 56 34 31
Disadvantaged 80 88 89 69 66 50 71 58 46
English Language
Learners N 100 83 75 50 44 100 67 35
Migrant N N 84 N N 44 N N 34
Female 95 96 95 73 76 ]162 79 68 60
Male 82 87 90 79 71 63 79 63 55
2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):
Bell Elementary School Gilchrist School District State
Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math
2007 2006 2007 2006 .200 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006

Grade 3 82 77 92 .85' 77 84 87 84 69 75 74 72
Grade 4 71 78 70 71 78 74 78 78 69 66 69 68
Grade 5 82 77 69 65 81 78 67 65 72 68 59 57

Number of 3" Grade Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
ELL/LEP Students Students with Disabilities Students Passing Students Demonstrat- SWD Retained Once Students Retained Total Promoted with
with Less than 2 (SWD) not Tested on Alternative Assess- ing Proficiency with 2+ Years of Twice with 2 or More Cause
Years in ESOL FCAT per IEP ment through Portfolio Remediation Years of Remdiation I
0 0 0 0 7 0 7

FCAT Norm-Referenced Test (NRT): The median national percentile rank represents the middle percentile score of the students for whom results are

Trenton Elementary School (0041)
Kindergarten Readiness: The following table shows results of early screening in-
struments for Kindergarten students. ECHOS observes readiness behaviors, while
DIBELS records Letter-Naming (LNF) and Initial Sounds Fluency (ISF).

Florida Assessment Program: FCAT results grades 3 5 for Sunshine State Stan-
dards (SSS) Reading and Math and Alternate Assessments; 4th grade SSS Writ-
ing; and grades 3-5 Norm-Referenced Test (NRT) Reading & Math. Results are
reported as the percentage of students scoring at level 3 and above, for the mathe-
matics, reading, & writing subtests of SSS

District %

ECHOS Ready 97 91 86 86
ECHOS Not Ready 10 9 14 14
DIBELS LNF Ready 74 79 76 70
DIBELS LNF Not Ready 20 21 24 30
DIBELS ISF Ready 60 65 62 63
DIBELS ISF Not Ready 33 35 38 37

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test SSS (State Objective for Reading as 51 % or greater and Mathematics was 56% or greater):

N = no data avail-
able Writin % District % State% Math % District% State % Reading % District % State %
All Groups 95 91 93 84 74 63 78 66 57
White 95 92 94 85 75 74 82 67 68
Black 100 88 90 64 38 43 45 26 39
Hispanic 100 100 91 100 69 57 50 54 51
Asian N N 96 N 100 83 N 100 72
Am. Indian N 0 94 N 75 68 N, 100 62
Multi Race 100 75 94 67 85 68 67 62 67
Disabled 95 77 75 73 42 33 57 34 31
Disadvantaged 92 88 89 81 66 50 75 58 46
English Language
Learners N 100 83 100 50 44 100 67 35
Migrant N N 84 N N 44 N N 34
Female 98 96 95 86 76 62 80 68 60

Male 92 87 90 81 71 63 77 63 55
2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):
Trenton Elementary School Gilchrist SchoollDistrict State
SReading ath Reading Math Reading Math
2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
Grade 3 73 88 84 84 77 84 87 84 69 75 74 72
Grade 4 83 71 84 84 78 74 78 78 69 66 69 68
Grade5 '* 78 66 81 78 67 65 72 68 59 57
5"h Grade was in Trenton Elementary School in School Year 2006, and moved to Trenton Middle-High School in School Year 2007.
Number of 3"' Grade Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption
ELL/LEP Students with Students with Disabilities Students Passing Alter- Students Demonstrating SWD Retained Once Students Retained Total promoted with
Less than 2 Years in (SWD) not Tested on FCAT native Assessment Proficiency through with 2+Years ofReme- Twice with 2 or More cause
ESOL per IEP Portfolio. diation Years of Remediation
0 0 0 1 15 0 16
FCAT Norm-rReferencedtTest:(NRT):i The median national percentile rank represents themiddle.percentile sqpre of the stude4 ;fpr yihonesultsArepa-
.... . -, i) .. .... .. ... .. . .. .. .. . . .. .. .


Bell Middle / High School (0031)

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: The graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within four years of initial entry into
9th grade. Dropouts are students who leave school before the end of the school year.

Graduation Rate for
Dropout Rate for

School: 77.6 % District: 78.2 % State: 68.3 %
School 3.6 % District 2.3 % State: 3.5 %

Postsecondary Readiness: This area shows graduates who passed the CPT college entry-level placement tests (reading, writing and mathematics):

# taking

# taking
CPT Math

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT): % scoring 3 or greater on the FCAT SSS in Writing, Math, and Reading. State Objective for Reading was 51% or
greater and Mathematics was 56% or greater.
N=no data
available Writing.% District % State % Math% D District%l State% Reading%% 'District% :State
All Groups 91 91 93 71 74 63 56 66 57
White 91 92 94 72 75 74 57 67 68
Black 100 88 90 33 38 43 67 26 39
Hispanic 100 100 91 50 69 57 38 54 51
Asian N N 96 N 100 83 N 100 72
Am. Indian N 0 94 N 75 68 N 100 62
Multi Race 0 75 94 50 85 68 50 62 67
Disabled 74 77 75 37 42 33 20 34 31
Disadvantaged 90 88 89 63 66 50 50 58 46
English Language
Learners N 100 83 N 50 44 N 67 35
Migrant N N 84 N N 44 N N 34
Female 97 96 95 76 76 62 60 68 60
Male 86 87 90 '66 71 63 52 63 55

2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshine State Standards):
Bell Middle/High School Gilchrist School District State
Reading: Math Reading Math Reading Math
2007 2006 200007 006 2007. 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
Grade6 71 75 66 62 70 74 62 61 62 65 51 53
Grade? 68 70 64 49 71 67 71 55 63 61 60 55
Grade 59 51 79 73 56 54 74 75 49 47 63 60
Grade9 51 41 73 64 52 45 76 68 42 41 61 59
Grade 10 33, 36 72 76 40' 37 76 77 34 32 65 65

FCAT Norm-Referenced Test (NRT): Student achievement on a test given to a national sample of students. The Median National Percentile Rank
(NPR) represents the middle percentile score. Median NPR of 50 equals the national average:
FCATNRT # Median Median Median FCATNRT # Tested MedianNPR/ MedianNPR/ -Median
Tested NPR/BHS NPR/Dist NPR / State BHS Dist NPR / State
Read Grade 6 102 70 70 66 Math Grade 6 102 72 71 66
Read Grade 7 108 67 67 66 Math Grade 7 108 74 77 73
Read Grade 8 100 71 70 67 Math Grade 8 100 78 78 74
Read Grade 9 120 75 77 71 Math Grade 9 120 80 82 74
Read Grade 10 111 59 61 60 Math Grade 10 111 67 72 67

Trenton Middle / High School (0021)

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: The graduation rate shows the percentage of students who graduated within four years of initial entry into 9th
grade. Dropouts are students who leave school before the end of the school year.

Graduation Rate for
Dropout Rate for

School 81.1% District: 78.2 % State: 68.3 %
School 1.1% District 2.3 % State: 3.5 %

Postsecondary Readiness: This area shows graduates who passed the CPT college entry-level placement tests (reading, writing and mathematics):

# taking # who THS% Dist. State # taking #who THS Dist. State # taking # who THS% Dist. State
CPT/Read Passed % % CPT/Write Passed % % % CPT Math Passed % %

34 1 24 170.6 74.1 74.1

34 28 182.4182.4 82.9

34 1 20 58.8 58.3 67.0

Florida Assessment Program: % Scoring 3 or greater on the FCAT SSS in Writing, Math, and Reading. State objective for Reading was 51% or greater,
and Mathematics was 56% or greater.
N nodata
available itig % Districto State % Math% Distict State % Reading % District % Stat%
All Groups 90 91 93 72 74 63 64 66 57
White 91 92 94 74 75 74 68 67 68
Black 82 88 90 32 38 43 18 26 39
Hispanic 100 100 91 57 69 57 43 54 51
Asian N N 96 100 100 83 100 100 72
Am. Indian 0 0 94 100 75 68 100 100 62
Multi Race N 75 94 100 85 68 40 62 67
Disabled 73 77 75 32 42 33 32 34 31
Disadvantaged 88 88 89 60 66 50 51 58 46
English Language
Learners 100 100 83 33 50 44 67 67 35
Migrant N N 84 N N 44 N N 34
Female 95 96 95 74 76 62 67 68 60
Male 86 87 90 69 71 63 62 63 55
2-year Assessment Results by Grade: Percent Scoring at Level 3 or above (FCAT, Sunshide State Standards): *5th Grade was at TES in SY 2006.
..renton Middle/High School Gilchrist School District State'
Reading Math Reading Math Reading Math
2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 -2007 2006. 2007 2006 2007 2006
GradeS 81 66 81 78 67 65 72 68 59 57
Grade 6 69 73 58 62 70 74 62 61. 62 65 51 53
Grade 7 74 65 79 61 71 67 71 55 63 61 60 55
Grade 8 55 58 71 77 56 54 74 75 49 47 63 60
Grade 9 53 52 79 74 52 45 76 68 42 41 61 59
Grade 10 47 37 80 78 40 37 76 77 34 32 65 65

FCAT Norm-Referenced Test (NRT): Student achievement on a test given to a national sample of students. The Median National Percentile Rank (NPR)
FCAT NRT # Tested Median Median Median NPR / State Test # Tested Median NPR/ Median NPR/ Median NPR /
S NPR/THS NPR/Dist State THS Dist State

Read Grade 5 113 74 75 74 Math Grade 5 112 78 79 75
Read Grade 6 113 70 70 66 Math Grade 6 113 69 71 66
Read Grade 7 106 67 67 66 Math Grade 7 106 79 77 73
Read Grade 8 101 70 70 67 Math Grade 8 101 77 78 74
Read Grade 9 96 78 77 71 Math Grade 9 96 84 82 74
Read Grade 10 94 64 61 60 Math Grade 10 94 77 72 67

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DIBELS LNF Ready 60 73 76 70
DIBELS LNF Not Ready 22 27 24 30"
DIBELS ISF Ready 47 59 62 63
DIBELS ISF Not Ready 32 41 38 37

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Back Row: Alex Schultz, Aaliyah Douglas, Kindale Dorsett collected 100 pennies and beans; Meylin
Reyes, Cheyanne Powell, Hallie Bryant made a squirrel with 100 acorns and reached 100 Acceler-
ated Reader Points; Allie Schwieterman made a snowman with 100 marshmallows; Rebecca Rogers
collected 100 princess stickers; Tristen Faircloth spelled her name with 100 Lucky Charms; Angleika
Schulz, and Alexia Douglas. Bottom Row: Alixzander Anderson, Jacob Watson collected 100 beans;
Alejandro Lopez collected 100 items; Quinn Kincaid collected 100 fireballs; Xander Bowland collected
100 worms; Quitman Kincaid collected 100 peppermints and Ty Adkins spelled his name with 100

On Tuesday January 29th, Mrs.
Akins' kindergarten class celebrat-
ed 100 days of learning.
Each student is now "100 days
smarter." On this day we did a
lot of things. We did "100" exer-
cises, walked "100" steps, counted

to "100" by Is, 5s, and 10s, we ate
"100" snacks, we made a sunflower
with "100" seeds, we made a "100"
fruit loop necklace, and we made a
"100" day worm.
Along with these fun and exciting
"100" day activities, each child had

to bring in a "100" day project.
They were to collect "100" items
and place them on a display board
for all to see.
Mrs. Akins' class had' a wonder-
ful time on 100 day and there is
no doubt that we are "100 DAYS

Thursday, February 14
All after school sales will be for
car riders only.
PTA will also have other Valentine
items for sale:
Boy or girl zipper pull-on card-75
cents each;
Red rhinestone heart dogtags-$1
Plush Valentine gorillas-$2 each;
Valentine fortune teller- 25 cents

The Bell Alumni met on Monday,
January 14 at the Bell Ag shop. The
evening began with dinner and then it
was off to business.
The alumni would once again like
to tell everyone thank you who pur-
chased turkeys from us for our Fall
fund raiser. Also a big thank you to
those of the alumni who gave up their
hoidgy, me t,,p.epage the turkeys.
We 44artheqywarepg;qat! >,
jipj% ,rmanx,. A-portant eyets
coming up for the alumni as well as
our FFA chapters. The following is a
list of important dates that members
as well as the kids of Bell FFA chap-
ters should be aware of.
February 16-23 is National FFA
week. We are very excited about this
week. There will be activities all week
at both the elementary school and
high school for the kids, so be sure to
listen up at school. Also the alumni
is requesting the support of the en-
tire town in celebrating this very im-
portant week. Be looking all around
town this week for information about
FFA and our local Bell chapters. We
want to show how important FFA is
in our community and our support
for it and the kids. The week will end
with the Bell FFA sweetheart pageant
on Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Bell High School auditorium.,
Any Bell female FFA member (junior
or senior chapter) can participate in
this event. You can contact Mrs. Re-
gina Roberts for more information.
Monday, March 3 is the postmark
deadline for any graduating FFA
member to turn in a scholarship ap-
plication. They can pick up forms
from the Ag shop (Mr. Martin). They
should be mailed to the Bell FFA
Wednesday, March 5 is the dead-
line for FFA member to turn in their
applications for their degrees. They
can see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Debbie at
school for these forms and they will

also turn them into the advisors.
The alumni and FFA chapters will
be having their annual plant and day-
lily sale on Friday, March 14 from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday,
March 15 beginning at 7:30 a.m. This
will take place at the Bell Ag shop.
You will be able to order daylilies
from FFA members and there will be
a arge assortment of plants; to ppr-
chase on those two dates as well.
; The Suwannee River .air is fast
approaching and we would like to say
good luck to all who are participat-
ing in the up-coming events. It will
be a very busy and exciting time. We
encourage everyone to go and check
out the kids and all their hard work.
We continue to encourage all who
support FFA and its purpose to join
us. We will meet again on February
11 at 7 p.m. at the BellAg shop. Any-
one with questions can contact us at
(352) 222-0309. See you soon!
Tanya Rolling
Bell FFAAlumni

Bell Elementary PTA
Valentine's Day Sale
Bell Elementary PTA is currently
selling Valentine's Day items. These
items include:
-Creamy 1 oz. white chocolate ros-
es and creamy 1 oz. milk chocolate
hearts--$1.00 each.
-Lickin' Lips Lollipops in wild
cherry and bubble gum flavors-- 50
cents each.
Pre-order now for Valentine's Day
delivery to your child's classroom.
Order forms will come home
After school sales will be held on:
Friday, February 8
Monday, February 11
Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13

Bell Elementary School perfect
attendance and honor roll list for
the second nine weeks, January 25,
Pre-K: Alex Suisse; Kindergar-
ten: Clayton Andrews, Sarah Moses,
Joshua Kent, Mason Laughlin, Kas-
eylynn Leonard, Matthew Martin,
Erina Phillips, Melena Leatherman,
Ashlyn Murray, Austin Carranza,
Deborah Karr, Emily Vasquez.
First Grade: Vicky Baker, Zach-
ary Barron, Stephen Dragon, Austyn
Creech, Madison Kircher, Kaylee
Ward, Rebekah Floyd, Sydnie Mar-
tin, Corey Trail, Destiny Woodby,
Jessica Carranza, Tony Leucke, Bryn
Thomas, Hailey Burnett, Ashley Day,
Zoe Frankland, Zachary Hill, Jaycee
Sanders, Madison Smith, Jonathan
Walls, Melissa Casterline, Zachary
McPhearson, Mitchell Moore, Alex
Robinson, Charlize Simmons, Sarah
Suisse, Wyatt Thornton.
Second Grade: Dustin Bivens,
Emma Brady, Jackson Gray, Justin
Green, Ian Leonard, Jared Thomas,
Julie Waddle, Hailey Burch, Sara
O'Sullivan, Cameron White, Kelsey
Floyd, Sarah Griffith, Emily Heilig,
Sidney Johnson, Ronald Mathis, Re-
ese Rankin, Yeyson Aguilar, Dakota
Bettis, Janet Carranza, Jonathan Cast-
erline, Allan Dragon, Ryan Jacques,
Michael Reyes, Ryan Stalvey, Dylan
Sykes, Jermmy Zuniga, Chad Martin,
John Romano, Taylor West.
Third Grade: Christopher Lam-
berti, Amber Rehberg, Wesley White,
Tyrese Carrasquillo, Destinee Estes,
Clay Hutto, Wesley Jordan, Richard
Peace, Makayla Sullivan, Jaycee
Thomas, Conner Townsend.
Fourth Grade: Zeblin Flem-
ming, Alissa Moses, Justin Prescott,
Jori Waddle, Austin Aderholt, Lacey
Brooker, Garrett Caldwell, Vanessa
Carranza, Bryce Denham, Kate Doug-
las, Jacob Floyd, Chance Rolling,
Silver Leatherman, Branden Thom-
as, Colton Dampier, Jordan Malecki,
Wade Thbmrnton, Devin Townsend,
Sierra Tucker, Evan Wilson, Rebecca
Yarbrough, Ryan Durand.
Fifth Grade: Wyatt Aderholt,
Chad Barnes, Cassandra Barron, Lo-
gan Cutts, Adrianna Hodge, Dylan
Ritchey, Baylee Rolling, Stephanie
Stalvey, Alyssa White, Emilie Young,
Colton Douglas, Charleen Hitt, Shel-
bie Hutto, jkandon Malecki, Joseph
Sanders, Sterling Sauls, Erik Walk-
er, Cole White, Chelsea Clemons,
: .... .NNN NN J__"

Chelsey Rogers, Tracey Dennis,
Zach Twist, Taylor Ferguson, Zach
West, Alyssa Jones, Colby Whitby,
Evan Lafritz, Ashley Williams, Sarah
Mehl, Robby Clarke, Remie Costello,
Katarina Kresovic, Elizabeth Sand-
ers, Shawn Tucker, Von Woodby.
First Grade: Zachary Barron,
Zachary Bunkley, Selena Holmes, Ian
Townsend, Caitlin Anthony, Justin
Avery, KatelynBryant, Jessica Coney,
Madison Kircher, Juliana Whiting,
Ricky Bachmann, Kelly Thornton,
Corey Trail, Destiny Woodby, Faith
Rankin, Ian Gregory, Jade Hender-
son, Kiley Rately, Ashley Day, Rosa
Bonilla, Samantha Mathews, Zach-
ary McPhearson, Sarah Suisse, Wyatt
Second Grade: Emma Brady,
Ashley Hayes, Madison Hodge,
Jared Thomas, Alexis Weeks, Jim-
my Berry, Hunter Cox, Cameron Ir-
win, Ashleigh Weatherford, Autumn
Aderholt, Gianni Dipanfilo, Reese
Rankin, Zachary Simpson, Taylor
Stanley, Janet Carranza, Jonathan
Casterline, Seth Diepersloot, Sarah
Donehew, Cheali Huffman, Ryan
Jacques, Hailie White, Chad Martin,
John Romano, Allie Williams.
Third Grade: Taylor Galban, Jer-
emiah Reeves, Philip Valvo, Dillon
Paulling, Wesley White, Talia Whit-
ley, Clay Hutto, Jaycee Thomas, Tay-'
lor Mauldin.
Fourth Grade: Katrina Douglas,
James Orkney, Payton Ryker, Jerry
Vail, Rebecca Vail, Jori Waddle,
Travis Sheffield, Samantha Davis,
Cole Evan Diepersloot, Sarah Evans,
Shelby Geiger, Ashley Pastuszek,
Gaige McCray, Kirsten Shannon,
Brody Wetzel, Ashton Mathews.
Fifth Grade: Cassandra Barron,
Kelsey Cox, Logan Cutts, Joe Jacobs,
Baylee Rolling, Stephanie Stalvey,
Michaelah Sundberg, Shelbie Hutto,
Raychel Thomas, Sarah Blankenship,
Tracey Dennis, Ricky Pinna, Ashley
First Grade: Clark Cannon,
Wendy Hernandez, Jenna Holley,
Madison White, Stephen Cothran,
Austyn Creech, Kody Stanley, Kay-
lee Waid, Kylee Barry, Kevin Fox,
Sydnie Martin, Brandon Ovwigho,
Victoria Rollins, Austin Bagby, Jes-
sica Lynch, Bryn Thomas, Tyler
Trantham, Ashley Yoder, Hunter
Akes, Caleb Crooms, Zoe Frankland,

Melissa Casterline, Natalee Chason,
Treay Lewis, Colton Spears.
Second Grade: Brandon Doug-
las, Ian Leonard, Blake Pratt, Luke
Taylor, Logan Altopp, Corey Bau-
mann, Hailey Burch, Emily Kilgore,
Kamryn Kinsey, Terek Liles, Dayei-
on Love, Molly O'Sullivan, Sara
O'Sullivan, Colton Rawlins, Joey
Ritchey, Bryan Turner, Cameron
White, Rebecca Douglas, Candace
Evans, Kelsey Floyd, Sarah Griffith,
Kameron Knight, BreAnna Pettingill,
Ryan Stalvey, Michael Ivey, Dustin
Philman, Bridgett Tucker.
Third Grade: Molly Falk, A.J.
Home, Courtney Irvin, Melina Ka-
landyk, Ire Langford, Morgan Martin,
Bryan Mayo, Jordan McLeod, Brian-
na Yawn, Chris Bryan, Nick Bryan,
Katelynn Creech, Aaron Dees, Sto-
rey Helton, Jeff Jacobs, Christopher
Lamberti, Marsha Ovwigho, Amber
Rehberg, Helen Rogers, Dharma
Sandvik, Abigale Bell, Tyrese Car-
rasquillo, Kaitlin Clark, Rebecca
Deutsch, Jarrett Douglas, Destinee
Estes, Conner Townsend, Patrick
Lawrence, T. J. Williams, Hunter
Martin, Mckenzie Martin, Suzanne
Pickens, Michael Trantham, Jhonny
Zuniga, Jonatar Zuniga.
Fourth Grade: Austin Day, Zeb
Flemming,-Sara Hill, Rodney Hoff-
man, Daniel Joyner, Brooks Martin,
Christian Porta, Austin Roden, Shelbi
Shannon, Faith Ferguson, Brian King,
Daylin KinKead, Colin O'Sullivan,
Kelsey Adkins, Dakota Anderson,
Raven Barron, Waylon. Douglas,
Marissa Janes, Silver Leatherman,
Branden Thomas, Selena Thomas,
Cheyenne Vasquez, James Wood,
Kyle Spears, Georgeanna Braswell,
Priscilla Burney, Jessica Craft, Jor-
dan Malecki, Wade Thornton, Devin
Townsend, Sierra Tucker, Evan Wil-
son, Rebecca Yarbrough, Austin
Aderholt, Lacey Brooker, Gabriel
Carranza, Vanessa Carranza, Tay-
lor Drawdy, Jacob Floyd, John Gill,
Chance Rolling.
Fifth Grade: Wyatt Aderholt, Ja-
mie Allen, Adrianna Hodge, Jesse
Hunter, Robyn Messier, Cassidy
Panchyshyn, Audrey Powers, Dylan
Ritchey, Austin Thomas, Emi-
lie Young, James Dechow, Colton
Douglas, Courtney Hayes, Charleen
Hitt, Kassidy Renick, Cole White,
Christian Whiting, Taylor Ferguson,
Sarah Mehl, Jacob Robinson, Mi-
chael Smith.

Po, Six

Sage O -A

Bell Elementary School

perfect attendance and honor roll

Bell FFA Alumni News


From January 31, 2008 to February 6, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Date Time Event Place
2/5 Walk-a-Thon @ Courthouse Trenton
2/4 Jump Rope for Heart
2/5 5th Grade Science with Steve Wilson
2/6 Pre-K Screen
1/31 6 pm Basketball (JVB/VB) vs. Dixie County Cross City
2/1 TBA V Girls Basketball Districts Mayo
2/2 TBA V Girls Basketball Districts Mayo
2/5 9:30/10:30 am Life Skills Trip to Stephanie's Florist Bell
2/5 5 pm Softball (MSG/VG) vs. Branford Softball Field
2/6 12/1 pm Health Academy Spring Luncheon Health Academy
2/4 2:45 pm Sign Language Party, Grades 3-4
2/5 2:45 pm Sign Language party, Grades 1-2
1/31 6 pm Basketball (JVB/VB) vs. Ft. White Gym
1/31 7 pm Softball Pre-season Tournament Suwannee County Live Oak
2/1 5 pm Softball Pre-season Tournament Suwannee County Live Oak
2/1 6 pm Basketball (JVB/VB) vs. Interlachen Gym
2/1 6 pm Basketball (Girls Disitrict Semi-Finals) Mayo
2/5 5 pm Basketball (JVB/VB) Disitrict Quarter Finals Mayo
2/5 5 pm Softball (JVG/VG) vs. Dixie County Cross City

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Busy Bee's 4-H Club members are shown back Row: Chelsea Standridge, Megan Geiger and Nathan Wild. Mackayla Ward shows off her homemade treat.
Front row: Lauren Roberts, Mackayla Ward, Briana Staub, Shelbie Porter and Shelby Geiger.

Spring Ridge 4-H members, Emily Padot and Spencer Hewitt give a
Dottie Fore and Emily Horlocker the Special Occasion sector and Bre-
participated in the clothing selection anna Stalvey placed second. Spencer
competition. In the juniors division Hewitt, Allie Madlem and Miranda
Dakota Horlocker won first place in Madlem all received blue ribbons
the Active Sports Wear sector. Joshua for their entries. Brandalyn Bishop
Akin placed first in the School/Infor- placed first in the My Choice sector
mal Wear sector. Tucker McDaniel and Jessica Stalvey placed second.
_wp first pl ein the Specal. a- Danielle En riJones, An-
sion sector. Kailey Roux won first drea Perryman and Chad Trail also
place in the My Choice sector and won blue ribbons. In the senior divi-
Bailey Roux placed second. Morgan sion, Tray Roux won first place in the
Martin, Julie Ann Perryman, Ryan Dress for Work sector and Krystina
Stalvey and Colby Trail all received Thompson placed second. Brittany
blue ribbons in the My Choice sector. McDaniel placed first in the Special
In the intermediate division, Ashley Occasion sector and Brittany Akin
Trail won first place for the Active placed second. Tiffany Padot won
Sportswear sector. Emily Padot won first place in the My Choice sector.
first place in the School/Informal This year 52 4-H club members
Wear sector and Cody Hinote placed entered homemade cakes in the cake
second. Stephanie Stalvey won first contest. The following were the top
place in the Dress for Work sector. three cakes in each age category. In
Desiree Holstein won first place in the juniors division Morgan Martin
won first place, Dakota Horlocker

Seeking family heirlooms

My father Charles FE Monica, Jr.
died on January 7, 2008. He had de-
mentia. Dad had given away an old
spinning wheel that was my mother's
(who also passed away). This spin-
ning wheel was one of the few sen-
timental items I had to remember

If the person who has this spinning
wheel could find it in their heart to
return it to me, I would be very grate-
Please write to Robert Monica at
Box 732, Bell, Fl 32619.

NAP application closing date

set for January 31

Producers in need of insurance
coverage for Spring and Fall annually
planted crops under the Noninsured
CropAssistance Program (NAP) have
until January 31 to apply for certain
crops for which the catastrophic level
of insurance is not regularly available,
said Kevin L. Kelley, State Executive
Director for the USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA). "Crop insurance is an
important risk management tool for
farmers, but it's not available for all
crops. That's why NAP is so impor-
tant," said Kelley.
NAP is a federally funded program
that provides financial assistance
to producers of noninsurable crops
when low yields, loss of inventory
or prevented planting occurs because
of natural disasters. "Producers must
apply for coverage before disaster
strikes," said Kelley. "Like regular
crop insurance, once an application
period closes, the opportunity to ob-
tain coverage is gone."
NAP applications for coverage of
eligible crops must be filed, and ser-
vice fees paid, by Jan. 31, 2008, the
application closing date. Producers
should contact their local FSA Office
for specific crop application sales
closing dates.
NAP coverage requires a service
fee of $100 per crop, per producer
with a $300 cap per county. Out-of-
pocket expenses will not exceed $900
for any producer, even if production
occurs in more than three counties.
Service fees may be waived for eli-
gible limited resource producers.
Crops eligible for NAP coverage

are those for which crop insurance
is not available, and include fruits
and vegetables, aquaculture, pecans,
turfgrass and forage crops. Applica-
tion closing dates vary by crop, and
producers should contact their local
Farm Service Agency county office
for details.
More information on NAP and ad-
ditional disaster assistance programs
is available online at: http://www.

placed second and Julie Ann Perry-
man placed third. In the intermediate
division Emily Padot won first place,
Breanna Stalvey placed second and
Andrea Perryman placed third. Chris
Harding won first place in the se-
nior division. Briana Bishop placed
second and Tray Roux placed third.
Cake auction buyers included: The
Trail family, Kenrick Thomas, Sha-
ron Langford, Wendy Padot, Tommy
Langford and Shirley Stalvey.
Brandalyn Bishop placed first and
Erin Jones placed second in the in-
termediate individual portion of the
animal science competition. Danielle
Holstein and Chandler Ash were also
blue ribbon winners in the interme-
diate division. Krystina Thompson
won first place in the senior indi-
vidual portion of the animal science
In the horse demonstration compe-
tition Desiree Holstein placed first in
the intermediate division and Cody
Darling placed first in the senior di-
The junior team of A.J. Home and
Sarah Blankenship won first place in
the health competition.
The junior team of Colin O'Sullivan
and Cole Diepersloot won first place
in th'l'Tisuire arts/recuietin d icompeti-
ti'on. {fiLange was'tW 8 io.'indi-
vidual winner.
In the safety competition Dakota
Horlocker placed first in the junior
individual division and Dakota Hard-
ing placed second. The junior team of
Julie Ann and Jacob Perryman placed
first in the competition. Senior indi-

Water Filtration

By Carrie A. Mizell
Hearty laughter and loud chattering
bounced off the walls of the Trenton
Elementary School Cafetorium on
Saturday morning as 4-H members
from throughout Gilchrist County
"gathered to take part in County
Events Day.
4-H members sat quietly to listen
to singing and hear the guitar played
-during Share the Fun. Cloverbuds
who participated were Savannah
,Harding and Bethalan Bishop. In the
juniors division James Wood II won
first place, Joshua Akin placed sec-
ond and Brent Wiggins also received
?a blue ribbon for his performance. Ja-
'vier Hernandez, Jr. placed first in the
intermediate division with his guitar
;playing. Erin Jones placed second
and Spencer Hewitt also won a blue
ribbon. In the seniors, division Brit-

The Lil' Farmers 4-H met on Mon-
{day, January 7, 2008.
We had guest speakers from the
:Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.
TThe seven members of the volunteer
team were: Chief Alex Hudson, Troy
,Brenton, Matt Rexroat, Keith Turner,
Mike Nappa, Steven Welbers, and
Mitch Haynes.
They explained how some of their
'!equipment worked, like the jaws of
life. They also showed us what they
,wear during a fire and how it works
and they sprayed the fire hose for us.
Chief Alex went over some safety

tany Akin won first and Cassie Prid-
geon placed second. Tiffany Padot
and Krystina Thompson both won
blue ribbons.
In the clothing construction com-
petition Cloverbuds Savannah Har-
ding, Lauren Roberts, Briana Staub
and MacKayla Ward participated.
In the junior division Dakota Hard-
ing won first place in the My Choice
sector. Nathan Wild won first place in
the Special Occasion sector, Shelbie
Porter placed second. Crystal Smith,
Hannah Hurst and Shelby Geiger all
won blue ribbons for their entries in
the Special Occasion sector. Megan
Geiger won first place in the inter-
mediate division for the Special Oc-
casion sector, Chelsea Standridge
placed second.
Cloverbuds Bethalan Bishop, Jacob
Perryman, Corey Trail, Laine Clarke,

tips with us. The 4-H'ers got to ask
questions also.
A big thank you goes out to these
men for visiting us and also for what
they do for our community.
Members were reminded that the
fair is fast approaching. The next few
minutes are very important to attend.
Some of the judging teams will begin
The next Lil' Farmers meeting will
be on Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
at the American Legion building. Be
sure to attend.
Baylee Rolling
Lil' Farmers 4-H Reporter



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vidual winner was Brittany McDan-
In the food preparation division,
Tucker McDaniel placed first in the
junior competition. Crystal Smith
placed second and Joshua Akin also
won a blue ribbon. Intermediate indi-
vidual winner was Andrea Perryman.
Intermediate team winners were: Bre-
anna Stalvey and Stephanie Stalvey
first place and Spencer Hewitt and
Emily Padot second place. A speech
on mad cow disease propelled Briana
Bishop to victory in the speech con-
Dakota Horlocker won the creed
Chris Harding and Brandon Beach
both won blue ribbons in the automo-
tive driving competition.
This year a friendly competition
was held between clubs to award a
club champion for the day based on
overall participation in the various
events and also some points earned
for participating in and winning a\va-
riety of fun relay games. The winners
were first place Spring Ridge 4-H
Club, second place Gator Country 4-
H Club and third place Spring Ridge
4-H Club.

February Pancake
Breakfast planned
at Spring Ridge
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to welcome
in the new year at its next monthly
Pancake Breakfast at its fire station.
This month's breakfast will start at
7:30 -a.m. on Saturday, February 2,
and run until at least 10 a.m. All resi-
dents of the northeast Gilchrist Coun-
ty area and surrounding communities
are invited to attend.
All those attending this breakfast
will have a chance to win a walking
stick that is being provided compli-
ments of member Mike Ortiz.
Looking for something new to do
in 2008? Ask us about participating
as an Active Firefighter or Associ-
ate Member. We always welcome
members for both categories. If you
can't make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attend our regular meetings
on the first and third Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along-with
sausages, eggd-cdff6e'and jitd&. 'As
&dtif; the coFfofioigbreakfl'vill
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of February
and every month.

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The music and ministry trio of
Shekinah Glory will be ministering at
Lighthouse Word Church on Wednes-
day, February 13 and on Thursday,
February 14 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Shekinah Glory is an "impact"
ministry team, preaching, teach-
ing, and ministering the powerful
redemptive message of Jesus Christ
since 1978. They minister extensive-
ly throughout the United States and
Shekinah Glory also ministers the

Gospel through song with demon-
strations of the Holy Spirit. God has
given Shekinah Glory a significant"
voice in the French-speaking nations.
Their music, teaching and preach-
ing tapes have been translated into
You won't want to miss this pow-
erful ministry team, so make plans to
attend. A nursery will be provided
for both services. For more informa-
tion, call 493-1554.

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

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.


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


(352) 463-1562
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

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

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


t Fipst lapIist Ckhurch t

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

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

Call 463-2038 for more information

Shekinah Glorm to minister at

Lighthouse Word Church

The Florida Crackers Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association invites the
public to join in our activities, meet
new friends and enjoy the great out-
doors in north central Florida. Please
contact the activity leader prior to
any event in case there is a change inr
the time or location and to sign up.
To learn more about the Florida Trail
Association and the Florida Crack-
ers chapter and its activities, visit our
website at www.floridatrail.org.
On Saturday February 2, Elizabeth
Van Mierop will lead a paddle trip on
the Suwannee River. Participants
will spend a leisurely day paddling
downstream on this historic river with
stops to get out along the riverbanks
from time to time. Rental boats are
available. Contact leader Elizabeth
Van Mierop (352) 378-4207, eliza-
van@aol.com) for more information,
directions and to sign up.
There will group hikes 'meeting at
8:45 a.m. each Thursday morning on
February 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the San
Felasco Hammock State Preserve
near Gainesville. The group will
walk about 6 miles on various trails
in. the forest. Hikers should bring
water and snacks. Contact leader
Dot Morrison (352) 377-7537, dot-
lesslou@aol.com) for information
and to sign up.
From February 16 through Febru-
ary 23 Deb Blick will lead the annual
7-70 backpacking to hike approxi-
mately 70 miles in approximately 7
days. An RSVP is essential due to
a limit on the number of participants.

Park to host O'Leno
Ole' first annual
sanctioned chili
The Friends of O'Leno will be
hosting the first annual O'Leno Ole'
Chili Cook-Off on March 8, 2008, at
O'Leno State Park which is located
on US Hwy 441, six miles North of
High Springs.
This is a Chili Appreciation Soci-
ety International, Inc. (CASI) sanc-
tioned chili cook-off. The cook-off
is open for all members of CASI and
any other interested parties, providing
the chili is prepared according to the
CASI rules and regulations, which
can be found at www.chili.org.
Registration for the event is from
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with an entry fee
of $20.00 per team. A complimen-
tary breakfast will be provided for all
contestants from 7:30 d.m. to 9 a.m.
Turn-in time for the chili is 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st -
10th place winners in the chili cook-
off, and 1st 3rd place for the show-
manship competition.
Spectators may purchase sam-
pling kits and vote for the "Peoples
Choice Award." All proceeds go to
the Friends of O'Leno, a 501-(c)-3
non-profit agency, for park improve-
ment projects.
For more information, or to
pre-register, call Harriet Walsh at
(386)454-4806 or email friendso-
leno@windstream.net. To learn more
about the park, visit www.Flori-

,FDe.yu huc '

Turning Point "Souper
Bowl" Party
Come watch the Super Bowl on
February 3rd with the friendly folks
at Turning Point Ministry Inc.
Bring your lawn chairs or pillow
and blanket for your comfort inside
while watching the game, finger
foods to share, and canned foods
for your only admission. View
the game on our large multi media
screen, doors open at 5 p.m. with
the game starting at 6 p.m.
For further information call the
church at 463-1882. The church is
located on Levy County jRoad 341,
two miles south of State Road 26.
See you at the game.

Ash Wednesday service
at Mc Call's Chapel
We have barely put away the
Christmas decorations and the sea-
son of Lent is upon us. Lent is not a
happy season like Christmas. Lent
is a time for introspection, a look
within ourselves. Lent is a time to
take inventory so we may root out
the sin that so easily sneaks into
our lives.
The practice of applying ashes
as a sign of our repentance can be
traced back to the sixth or seventh

This will be a good trip for adventur-
ous beginner backpackers and "old
hands." Contact leader Deb Blick
(352) 378-8823, DBlick@floridatrail.
org) for information and to sign up.
On Sat February 16, Susan and Da-
vid Roquemore will lead a hike/tour
of historic Cedar Key/Trestle Trail.
Participants will meet at the Histori-
cal Society Museum (2nd and "D"
Streets) at 10 a.m. Street parking is
available. There will be an introduc-
tion to Cedar Key in the downtown
museums followed by a walk-about
thru the historic district with guides.
Then we will walk or ride to outlying
areas of local interest with commen-
tary by locals. Of interest are areas
from John Muir's history and the
State Museum offers cultural back-
ground. There is a normal charge for
the museums. You can have lunch-at
your, choice of local eateries., '.C tact,
leaders Susan and David Roquemore
.(276) 930-3182, droque@yahoo.
com) for information and to sign up.
Our monthly chapter meeting will
be on Thursday, February 21 at 7
p.m. at the Doyle Conner Building,
1911 SW 34th St., in Gainesville.
After a brief chapter meeting, Adam
Hoyles, VP of Development and Out-
reach, will speak about the need for
and the purpose of the Florida Trail
Combined Campaign and answer
questions. Public Welcome. Contact
chapter chair, David Costakis (352)
373-0028, costakis@cox.net for
questions or directions.

Florida Peanut
Producers 33rd annual
membership meeting
The Florida Peanut Producers As-
sociation would like to announce our
33rd annual membership meeting to
be held Thursday, February 21, 2008
at the Jackson County Agriculture
Conference Center at 2741 Penn Av-
enue in Marianna, Florida.
All peanut growers and spouses are
invited to attend. Registration will
begin at 6:30 p.m. (cst) followed by
the traditional smoked steak dinner.
Your association is proud of the in-
volvement this past year both in-state
and nationally in peanut promotion,
education and research and we invite
you out for a night of food and fun.

Trenton City Commission

discusses proposed well

field in Chiefland

On February 6, the start of Lent
and a day known as Ash Wednes-
day, the faithful will gather in
God's house to acknowledge our
iniquities and have the ashes ap-
plied as a sign of their contrition.
Let us come together, as brothers
and sisters in their faith, as we cel-
ebrate this somber day, this somber
The imposition of the ashes will
follow a brief service at 6 p.m. at
Mc Call's Chapel United Meth-
odist located at 7755 South State
Road 349, at the southern edge of
Hatchbend. Our telephone number
is (386) 935-0595.

Rockin' the Thorns
On February 9, 2008 from 7 to
9 p.m. Turning Point welcomes all
middle and high school age chil-
dren for a night of music, bands,
fellowship, fun and snacks.
Call Billy Bones Music @ 490-
9927 if you wish to bring an instru-
ment and perform.
The event will be held at Turn-
ing Point on Dairy Road (County
Rd 341). Adult supervision will
be provided. This is a drop off and
pick up event.
For more information call Nancy
at 949-3606.

By Cindy Jo Ayers
The Trenton City Commission met
on Monday, Jan. 28 for their second
meeting this month.
The first agenda item was the re-
gional well field, which is a proposed
well field that could be shared be-
tween Chiefland, Fanning Springs
and .Trenton.
Steve Minnis of the Suwannee
River Water Management District
attended the meeting and asked that
Trenton agree to be included in the
Community Budget Request which
will be sent to Tallahassee so that
grant money may be reserved for this
project in the future.
"There will be no cost to any of the
cities served by this proposed field,"
Minnis said. "It may be years before
we even get the grant money."
Minnis went on to say that it was
important for those involved in this
process to show a unified voice and
support of this program.
It was explained that the well field
would be owned by Chiefland and
one day in the future when Tren-
ton needs water Chiefland will sell
the water to them. The first phase
of this project will be for Chiefland
then Fanning Springs. Later when
the grant money is obtained, Trenton
could go on line.
City Manager Jered Ottenwess
told commissioners that the next step
would be for all those involved to
sign an interlocal agreement which
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District is drawing up at this
time. A more detailed analysis on the
project cost will be one of the next
steps taken.
City Commissioner Randy Rutter
expressed concerns that the well field

Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on sR-2.6)

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+65-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich

We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBc)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning Worship ............................ 11 am
Evening Worship ............................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night & Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"


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

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

CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845

January 27th

Church News

is located some 10 miles from Tren-
ton and putting in a water pipe that
distance could be expensive.
"What would be the benefit to
Trenton?" City Attorney Duke Lang
"The benefit would be to the re-
gion," Minnis said.
Ottenwess said that the benefit
would be to secure the water source
Minnis said that the interlocal
agreement would have a clause so
that Trenton could terminate the
agreement in the future, with all par-
ties agreeing, if Trenton chose anoth-
er plan for their future water needs
such as a in-county well field.
Alex Hudson the current Fire
Chief in Trenton spoke with the
commissioners about the Trenton
Fire Department's increased calls.
Chief Hudson said that the county's
Public Safety Director Chief Carlos
Perez had told him that the county
would have to pay the city more for
their part of the Trenton Fire Depart-
ment budget next year. At this time
the County pays $25,000 toward the
Trenton Fire Department budget that
is $49,800. Chief Hudson went on to
say that he is working on some rules
that will be used to direct his depart-
The Commissioners voted unani-
mously to repeal the skating park or-
dinance. This means that skateboard-
ers will not be allowed to skateboard
in any of the City Parks in Trenton.
It is however legal for them to skate-
board on the sidewalks in Trenton. At
this time there is no skateboard park
in the city of Trenton. Police Chief
Billy Smith was directed to not let
anyone skateboard in the park.

Shekinah Glory

Florida Crackers Chapter of the

Florida Trail Association

schedules February activities

7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
h.net www.backr: Jake obehve org

hethelit llsouth. net www. backtobethel. org

You Are Invited To Attend A


Bethel Church of Christ

2.5 miles west of Bell on CR-313

- February 1st

7:30 pm each night

Sunday 11:00 am and 7:30 pm

Speaker will be Tommy Nelson

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H UT N3,IA ,IAN1, JVY-UN 'Uflfl, 1i 1, IST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Nine

Gilchrist County

land transactions 1 E4

S.S.T. Tire Service, Inc. to Russell
S. Taylor and Kathy B. Taylor, war-
ranty deed, $476,727.00.
Southern Forest Grove LLC to
Virgil Douglas and Bonnie Douglas,
warranty deed, $61,428.00, Lot 2 of
Amanda Plantation.
Geraldine L. Brown to Geraldine L.
Brown and the Geraldine L. Brown,
statutory warranty deed, $10.00.
Barry Smith to Barry Smith and
Stephanie Proper, quit claim deed,
$10.00, Lot 1 Ironstone.
Monica Renea Brown f/k/a Monica
Renea Hall to Monica Renea Brown,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Herbert E. Brown, Jr. and Gayle
Brown to Steven Lee Fields and Di-
ane Catherine Fields, warranty deed,
Kenneth E. Thompson to Dennis
W. Thompson and Jill B. Thompson,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lots 7 and 8
Hart Springs Estates.
Tammie Wallace to April Darling,
general warranty deed, $55,000.00,
Lots 18, 19, 20, and 21 Block 2 Su-
wannee River Subdivision.
Troy Deal, Jr. to Jose Prendes and
Marlene Prendes, warranty deed,
Joe B. Wilson and Carolyn Wilson
to Kathleen Williams. statutory war-
ranty deed, $16,000.00.
Jack Diepersloot and Ann E. Wil-

son to Jack Diepersloot and the Jack
Diepersloot Living Trust, warranty
deed, $10.00, Lot 38 Suwannee
Gilchrist County to Michel Girard,
clerks tax deed, $1,284.00, Lot 72
Santa Fe Ranch.
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clerks tax deed, $1,292.00, Lot 63
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The Character Council of Gilchrist County met to discuss the logistics of bringing an ALERT team to the county for the second year in a row.
From left to right, back row are Carl Cornwell, Jimmy Sumner, Dan Cavanah, Mary Ann and Jessie Lee, and Tommy Langford. Front row:
Mary Jo Mansfield, Diane Rondolet, Geneva Cornwell, Mary Dunn, and Jim Scruggs. Photo by Stacey Lynn Brown.


David Miller "Duke" Lang was the keynote speaker at the Character Council of Gilchrist County's Kick-Off Breakfast held last Tuesday. En-
joying his talk were, from left to right, Pete Randolph, Geneva Cornwell, Mary Dunn and Mitchell Gentry. Photo by Stacey Lynn Brown.

by Geneva Cornwell
Even at the early hour of seven in
the morning, and surrounded by the
glowing colors and hues of purple
and white, everyone who attended
the recent 2008 Character Council
"Kick-off Breakfast," held at the
Trenton Community Center, arrived
with bright eyes and a smile. Fel-
lowship began immediately, fol-
lowed by a welcome from president
Mary Dunn, after which thh council's
Chaplain Jessid'Lee' gave the'inVdcai'
Stion4a'id Ied4-the Pledge of AI4gianee. .
Everythingow'as s f up so attractively'
that it gave delight and joy to those
who came hungry to share time as
well as a meal together.
Each year the council holds its
breakfast to give a "kick-off' for the
New Year. First, by presenting an ab-
breviated form of its regular meeting,
then sharing its goals and lastly, with
a certain theme in mind, talks are
given to inform and encourage guests
to participate in the Character First!
Initiative. Excitement was in the air,
as discussion followed the announce-
ment from council historian, Diane
Rondolet, that ALERT Unit 38, from
Big Sandy, Texas, will be doing com-
munity service work in our area dur-
ing the week of February 10 to 17.
The work will be expressly widows,
disable veterans and disabled mar-
ried couples. Everyone received an
ALERT brochure explaining details
of the academy.
This year enlightening talks were
given by council treasurer, Mitchell
Gentry; school superintendent, Jim
Surrency; sheriff's office Captain
Tony Cruse and keynote speaker, at-
torney David "Duke" Lang, Jr. The
theme for this year's breakfast was
"How Has Good Character Affected
My Life." The talks were very in-
spirational, while enhancing what
the Character First! Initiative is all
about. Table displays were available
for those who had the time to look
over the Character First! curriculum
used in our school system, as well as
the ever-growing council scrapbook
collection of photos, newspaper ar-
ticles, etc. The council's mascot, Cari

Sharon Akins Langford
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Home Phone: (352) 472-2629
Cell Phone: (352) 213-2395
Commissioner Board Meetings held
1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Administrator...................... 463-3198
Animal Control................... 463-3158
Building Dept...................... 463-3173
Planning & Zoning................463-3127
Clerk of Court..................... 463-3170
Clerk of Court............. 1-800-267-3182
Code Enforcement................463-3157
Extension Office.................463-3174
Hart Springs Park.............463-3444
Health Dept............................ 463-3120
Judge's Office...............463-3400
Property Appraiser..............463-3190
Property Appraiser......1-800-209-3208
Road Dept............................ 463-3223
Sheriff's Office................... 463-3410
Solid Waste......................... 463-3185
Supervisor of Elections..........463-3194
Tax Collector..........................463-3178
Tax Collector...............1-800-240-3207
Veteran's Office..................463-3188

K. Tree, kept his eyes on things as he
watched over the group from his spe-
cial corner of the room.
2008 allows the Character Coun-
cil to celebrate the sixth year of its
founding with aspirations of wonder-
ful ideas and projects to come in the
forthcoming days. They will happen
because each council member works
as part of a team in a facet of personal
preference, which demonstrates that
positive character determines suc-
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Betty Dillon makes lots of beautiful quilts and this is one that all the
points are near perfect.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
January 17th at the Levy County
Quilt Museum.
Another busy day. One of the Log
Cabin quilts was taken out the frame
and Goldie will hem it at home. BJ
put in a top to be quilted at home.
Jannie brought in a top that is simple
to piece and can be made in many
ways. Rose brought in a wreath using
wood to decorate. Sherie has finished
her first quilt and now she can learn
to quilt. Dorothy brought in a big bag
of scraps to be given away and every-
one had a great day.
Derick and six boys were out on
Wednesday and what a day we had.

Four boys learned how to unroll,
measure, cut, fold and tie two 80-yard
rolls of batting we use for our quilts.
They did a great job and it saved us
many hours of bending to get it all
done. Thanks Lancaster.
We are full on our bus trips and
if you find you can't go, please call
as we have a waiting list. It will be a
great day when we go down and see
if anyone won any ribbons.
Lunch was so good with cabbage,
beets, chili, chicken and rice, meat-
balls, rolls salads, lots of desserts and
several guests.
There were 15 present.
Winelle Home

This is a beautiful Trip Around the World quilt that takes a long time
to piece together and also quilt.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
January 24th at the Levy County
Quilt Museum.
Today was visitors day, we had
eight come over from Ocala and
eleven from Breezy Acres as well as
other places.
Two quilts were put together and
quilting was started. One is a king-
size cross stitch that we keep in the
great room and a No Name quilt that
stays in the quilt room. Next we put
in one more and then we will be back
with four quilts to be worked on.
February 2 we will be having Pick-
in' on the Porch. Ray Franks and the
Can't Hardly Play Boys will be here
and we look for others to come out

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Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47,
-r -3CR 138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR
SSpringhouse Quilters News 340, CR 341.70232
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
....... SR 349.
,lnl l - l S34Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
Springhouse members met with There were approximately 15 day and 121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
.Barbara Parks last Tuesday and be- 6 night new members in attendance. 341, CR 345, CR 337, CR 335, CR
gan work on a house quilt that could The classes are designed for 8 to 10 316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
be considered an "I Spy" quilt. Nes- weeks of beginning quilting. Troopers will focus on vehicles
tied in each house block is a picture For information about Spring- that are being operated with defects
of a small pet or animal. The pictures house Quilters, call or contact Lois and violations such as: worn/unsafe
used were cut from fabric and placed Scott, 463-2207. tires, bad brakes, improper window
in each house block. This project Lois Scott, publicity tinting, cracked/broken windshields,
could be modified to use a picture of unsecured loads, and defective light-
a person or a special animal. Florida Highway Patrol ing. In addition, attention will be di-
Approximately 10 members at- conducting checkpoints rected to violations of: driver license
tended the workshop and worked The Florida Highway Patrol will laws, motor vehicle registration laws,
very hard to get their projects con- be conducting driver license and ve- non-use of seatbelts and motor ve-
structed. hicle inspection checkpoints during hicle insurance requirements.
Thanks goes to Barbara Parks for daylight hours, during the following The Florida Highway Patrol has
conducting the workshop dates: February 1-29 2008. These found these checkpoints to be an ef-
Th.e daytime beginner classes ; f checkpoints will be he,l1th e,,1- fective method of enforcing state
Spriighouse got ;plpto a big star, lowing locations, in the following laws, which relate to the safe and le-
last Thursday wi the night group counties: Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR gal operation of motor vehicles.
of classes beginning this Tuesday. 55A, SR 349, CR 349, CR 351, CR

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and play. If the weather is nice we
will be outside, if not we will be in-
side again. Come out and enjoy.
Derick and six boys were out on
Tuesday. They planted bulbs of all
kinds as well as kohlrabi in the gar-
den. One day soon we will be enjoy-
ing all the boys' plants. Thanks Lan-
Lunch was special today as we
fed everyone that came in, meatloaf,
hamburger balls, fried eggplant, rice,
carrots, chicken, potatoes, all kinds,
of salads and Rose made pumpkin
roll along with so much more.
We had 18 members and 15 guests
Winelle Home

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Elaine Nemeth helps Jackie Moore (right) show off just one of the many
quilts Jackie has created.

JoyfufC-feart Quitters"

Gracious me, I can't believe that the made announcements concerning
month of January is getting close to projects and events coming up.
being just a memory of birds perched If you are interested in the "Road
on bird baths trying to get a drink Trip" to the State Fair in Tampa, get
through the ice and fingers so cold in touch with Elaine. It is February
it's hard to quilt. Still, on the 16th of the 11th and those going will meet at
January we had twenty-three Joyful the fire station at 8 a.m. My advice...
Hearts brave enough to weather the dress warm.
chilly winds and bring warm smiles Our next regular meeting is
and blessings to one another as they Wednesday, January 30th at the fire
quilted, knitted, crocheted, embroi- station at 9 a.m. Our first meeting in
dered, made dog beds for the shelters February will be on Wednesday, Feb-
and did Swedish weaving. ruary 6th at 9 a.m. and it will be our
Our "Joyful Hearts" club quilt is Valentine party so bring a finger food/
coming right along and it, as they dessert to share even though we're all
say, is to die for. When it goes off trying to lose those extra pounds we )
the frame our "May flowers," at least gained over Christmas.
that's what I've been calling it, will And speaking of which, those who
go on. Our next club endeavor will be read this article faithfully and/or
blocks of roosters. That should give know me will be glad to know that
us all something to crow about. after three Christmas' my tree is fi-
Our service project of dog beds nally down, thanks to my niece, Di-
for the animal rescue center is com- ana Lynn. I have to tell you that the
ing along nicely. Our goal is fifty living room looks quite bare without
and we're passed the half-way mark, it but I'm getting used to it.
praise God. We are also making Eas- 'Til next time, remember...Every-
ter baskets for the Tri-County Nurs- day may not be good, but there's
ing Home. something good in everyday...look
Diana Lynn passed out our 2008 for it.

calendar of meetings and an up-dat-
ed membership list. Elaine Nemeth

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Just recently the Leverettes and
Larry Lindsey traveled to West
Palm Beach to exhibit their cattle at
the South Florida Fair.
Their trip was exceptionally
worthwhile. All seven calves that
they took down there won each of
their classes, and were either grand
or reserve in each of their divi-
In the open show they had three
division champions and four divi-

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State Representative Ron Schultz
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29 at 1 p.m.
He will tour the facility and meet
with Jackie Price, administrator of
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and health-care issues.
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Members of Post 383 meet the

National Commander of the

American Legion

Shown Lillian Welkie, left and Gene Street, right, members of Old
Town American Legion Post 383 with National Commander of The
American Legion, Marty Conaster during a dinner in the National
Commander's honor held at Post 252 in Seminole, Florida last Tues-
day. Commander Conaster is the elected head of the world largest vet-
erans' organization of 2.8 million members and 15,000 posts world-

American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
91 is hosting a dinner for the Auxil-
iary Department of Florida President,
Ms. Linda Teasley, on Friday, Febru-
ary 1 at 6 p.m.
All area auxiliary and legion mem-
bers are cordially invited. Persons
planning on attending should contact
Unit PresidentDebraWard, (352)463-
7721, no later than January 28.
Please mark your calendars and
come out and hear the latest news

We will be having our Bluegrass
Pickin' going on inside the Otter
Springs Resort Lodge. It is free to
the public, and in a nice heated or
air conditioned building. All you
have to do is bring yourself out to
Otter Springs RV Resort and have a
great time and enjoy some good old
bluegrass music or call and reserve a
full hookup campsite or a cabin. For
more information you can call Cloud
Haley at (352) 284-0668 or Mr. Stacy
at (386) 935-3337 or Otter Springs
RV Resort at (352) 463-0800. Hope
to see ya there.

Did you know that one out of three
people will be diagnosed with cancer
in their lifetime? Chances are that
you, a family member or friend has
been affected by cancer.
The Tri-County Cancer Relay
needs your help in planning its 2008
event. This is a huge endeavor for an
excellent cause and we need an abun-
dance of community support to make
it happen.
If you are interested in becoming
a committee member, team captain,
or would just like more information
about the myriad ways in which the
American Cancer Society helps peo-

Basketball Camp.
The Ten Star All Star Summer Bas-
ketball Camp is by invitation only.
Boys and Girls ages 10 to 19 are eli-
gible to apply.
Past participants include: Michael
Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,
Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and An-
awn Jamison. Players from 50 states
and 10 foreign countries attended the
2007 camp.
College basketball scholarships are
possible for players selected to the
All-American Team.
Camp locations include: Babson
Park, Florida; Prescott, Arizona;
Thousand Oaks, California; Gaines-
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Glassboro, New Jersey; Lebanon,
Tennessee; Commerce, Texas; and
Blacksburg, Virginia.
There is also a summer camp avail-
able for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 of
all skill levels.
For a free brochure on these sum-
mer camps, please call (704) 373-
0873 anytime, or go to www.ten-

Newberry Garden
Club seeking
vendors for annual
Garden Expo
The Newberry Garden Club's an-
nual Garden Expo will be on Satur-
day, March 15 from 8-3 p.m.
The event will be in downtown
Newberry at the Municipal Building.
Vendors of plants, crafts and other
items are needed. Booths are $20
with no water or electric available.
Please call Linda at (352) 472-
2440 for more information and res-

from our department. Post 91 is lo- V 2008. Sites will be open at libraries
cated on US 129 halfway between 2008 Vegetable and in Trenton, Monday 1-5 p.m.,; Cross
Trenton and Bell next to the FFA Ro- Watermelon Grow- City, Tuesday Noon-3 p.m.; Wil-
deo Arena. See you there., listen, Thursday Noon-3 p.m., and
er Short Course Chiefland, Friday Noon-4 p.m. and
iree bluegrass pick- The 2008 Vegetable and Watermel- Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through-
on Grower Short Course will be held out the tax season.
in' at Otter Springs on Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at Tax-Aide serves taxpayers of all
the Alachua County Extension Office ages with special emphasis on those
RV Resort at 2800 NE 39th Avenue, in Gaines- 60 and older. Guidelines for Tax-
We would like to ask everybody to ville. Aide are posted at our library sites.
come out on February 2 at 6 p.m. to You can register by voice mail at Visit or call your library for an ap-
listen to some of the best bluegrass (352) 337-6209 or call the Gilchrist pointment.
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plan to join us on Thursday, Janu-
ary 31, at the Capital City Bank in
Chiefland. Committee members will
meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by a Team Captain meeting
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We need
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sion reserves.
Briton had the reserve champion
heifer in the open show as well.
In the youth show they had four
division grand champions and 2 di-
vision reserve champions. Josh had
the reserve champion heifer and the
reserve champion bull in the youth
Then to finish the day off, Josh
won Senior showmanship and was
awarded a nice belt buckle.

Girls fast pitch
softball tryouts
The Gainesville Warrior Girls Fast
Pitch Softball Organization will be
holding tryouts for the 10U team
Spring 2008 season.
Tryouts will be held on Sunday,
January 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Gainesville Northwest Boys and
Girls Club, 2700 NW 51 Street. A
second tryout will be held on Sunday,
February 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Edwards Road Fields in Starke.
If you would like additional infor-
mation, please call Coach Phil Riley
at (352)215-1884, email pjriley.l@
netzero.net or contact program direc-
tor Robert Atwood at (351)246-6905,
email rra4pfc@aol.com

Allen earns regis-
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North Florida Community College
in Madison awarded the Associate of
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Locals win cattle

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Josh Leverette with his reserve champion heifer.

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National Wild Turkey
Federation Hunting
Heritage banquet
The Annual Tri-County Banquet
for the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion Hunting Heritage Banquet will
be held on February 7, 2008. The
banquet will be at the Ruth Rains
Middle School in Cross City with the
doors opening at 5 p.m.
On the menu this year will be
barbecue ribs and chicken. Tickets
for event include dinner and yearly
membership dues for only $40.
During the evening there will be a
live and silent auction.
For more information call Phillip
Bryan at (352)498-0816. For tickets
get in touch with any of the follow-
ing: Doyle Thomas, Top Rollison,
Doyle Frierson, Larry Edmonds,
John Lamb, Jody Stephenson, Vernon
Bryan, Carl Bryan or Phillip Byran.
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Livestock Reports

Mrs. Linda Faye Davis
Mrs. Linda Faye Davis, 64, of Old
Town passed away on Wednesday,
January 23, 2008 at her home.
Mrs. Davis was born in Lake City,
and raised in Dixie County, but moved
away as a child and later returned 36
year's ago as a permanent resident of
Dixie County. She was a member of
Pine Mount Baptist Church of McAl-
Mrs. Davis is survived by her hus-
band of 30 years, Dempsey Davis of
Old Town; sons, Phillip (Wynette)
Sumner and Christoper er
both of McAlpin; stepsons, James
Davis and Howard Davis both of
Old Town; daughters, Ronna (Timo-
thy) Williams and Glynis (Bubba)
Branche both of McAlpin; brother,
Johnny Hopkins of Lake City and six
. Funeral services were held on Jan-
uary 27, 2008 at the Rock Sink Bap-
tist Church in Old Town with Brother
Bruce Branche and Brother Bubba
Branche officiating. A visitation was
held on Saturday January. 26, and
burial was at Rock Sink Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Leona Mae Durden
Mrs. Leona Mae Durden, 82, of
Archer passed away on Saturday,
January 26, 2008 at the Tri-County
Nursing Home in Trenton.
Mrs. Durden was born on May 14,
1926 in Bell to Harmon and Mabel
Bass and lived most of her life in Ar-
cher. She attended the Archer Church
of God and had worked for the Ala-
chua County Food Service until her
retirement in 1992. She was a lov-
ing and devoted wife, mother, sister,
grandmother, great-greatmother, and
great-great-grandmother. Her family
and her flowers were her purpose in
Leona was preceded in death by
her husband, Woodrow Durden, and
sons, Larry Durden and Melvin Dur-

Funeral Services in Chiefland from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Mr. Arthur
Burdette Jones
Mr. Arthur Burdette Jones, 81, of
Old Town passed away on Sunday,
January 20, 2008 at the Lafayette
Health Care Center in Mayo.
Mr. Jones was born in Portage,
Ohio. He worked for South Bend
Corporation for 34 years as a ma-
chine repairman before retiring. He
later moved to Old Town and was a
member of the New Prospect Baptist
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Betty; brothers, Ben, John, Bill,
Ted and a sister, Annie.
He is survived by his long time
friend and care giver, Helen Non-
nemacher of Branford; daughter,
Helenna Pavia of Beloit, Wisconsin;
stepson, Billy Huffer of Arizona; sis-
ter, Ruth Kennedy of Nile, Michigan;
grandson, Adam and several other
Funeral services and visitation
were held on Thursday, January 24,
2008 at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City with the Rever-
end Billy Robson officiating. Burial
was at New McCrabb Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Mrs. Dorothy L. Long
Dorothy L. Long, 91, of Cedar
Key, passed away on January 25 at
her home.
She was born in Grafton, Ohio and
was a retired artist.
Mrs. Long was preceded in death
by her husband Paul Earl Long.
She is survived by her daughters,
Helen Wall of Pinellas Park, Gail El-
ton of Cedar Key, and Cheryl Long
of New Port Richey; sons, Paul Long
of Pinellas Park and Clifford Long

den. of Inverness; 17 grandchildren, 25
She is survived by her sons, Terry great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-
Durden of Gainesville, Gearry D'ur- grandchildren and four step grand-
den of Archer and Jimmy Durden of children.
Micanopy; two brothers, 0. C. Bass Arrangements are under the care
of Gainesville and Willie Bass of of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Trenton; 13 grandchildren, 42 great- Chiefland.
grandchildren and four great-great-
Graveside funeral services were
held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008. Mr. Nolan Meeks
at .ti1-,1emete r olan,,Meeks.,5E qtApop4k
Iiueea dithvedf ^ Pgaq90) away on ThurAy npuar
esay, anuary at the am- ,24, 2008 at the home of his brother in
Thomas Funeral Home Westarea. Tavares after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Meeks enjoyed hunting and
Mrs. Renee Ann Fowler fishing. He was of Pentecostal faith.
Mrs. Renee Ann Fowler, 40, of He is survived by his mother, Ruby
Bell, passed away at her home on Meeks of Millbrook, Alabama; com-
January 23, 2008. She was born in panion and caregiver, Shirley Evans
Coshocton, Ohio and was a home- of Ocoee; daughters, Heather Qualls
maker. of Crossville, Tennessee, Regina
She is preceded in death by her Meeks and Tiffany Meeks both of
husband, Billy Ray Fowler, Sr. Apopka; brothers, Junior Meeks of
Mrs. Fowler survived by her par- Ocoee, W G Cannon of Old Town,
ents, John and Ronda Ertle, Sr. of Cazzie Meeks of Ocoee, Ricky
Bell; her daughter, Renee Miles of Meeks of Montverde, sisters, Betty
Bell; sons, Bryan Miles of Old Town, Sue Meador of Lucedale, Mississip-
Billy Ray Fowler, Jr, Christopher pi, Virginia Cope of Ashville, North
Fowler and Bobby Fowler all of Bell; Carolina and Selma Traywick of
sister, Ronda Carroll of Bell; broth- Millbrook, Alabama; and five grand-
ers, John E. Ertle, Jr of Williston children.
and Jeffrey Ertle of Lawtey and five Funeral Services were held on Sat-
grandchildren. urday, January 26, 2008 at the Rick
The family received friends on Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Tuesday, January 29 at Hiers-Baxley Pastor Tommy Barnhill officiating.


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Burial followed at Cross City Cem-
etery. A visitation was held on Friday
evening at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

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Mr. Morgan A. Palmer
Mr. Morgan A. Palmer, 79, passed
away at his residence on January 23,
Mr. Palmer was born on August 9,
1928 in Rye, New York and moved to
Trenton 17 years ago.
Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth Nolan Palmer of Trenton
and two sisters, Lois Stanton of Rye,
New York and Phyllis Peoples of
Stanford, Connecticut.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. William
Hiram Sanders
Mr. William H. Sanders, 71, passed
away on January 21, 2008 at Alachua
General Hospital.
Mr. Sanders was born in Bell on
July 26, 1936 and was a lifelong
resident of Gainesville. He served
as a military police officer and was
a veteran. Mr. Sanders was a retired
Gainesville Police Department Of-
ficer, serving 30 years from 1958 to
1986. He was also an electrician. Mr.
Sanders was a member of the Suwan-
nee River Shrine Club and a Master
Mason with lodge 350. He enjoyed
the outdoors particularly hunting and
was a wonderful cook and gardener.
Mr. Sanders is survived by his son,
William H. Sanders (Billy); his part-
ner Michael B. Griffith from Hins-
dale, Illinois; his daughter and son-
in-law, Sherry Sanders Sheffield and
Brian Sheffield, and grandson, Myles
Sheffield all from Gainesville; sister
and brother-in-law, Lois and Dozier
Hines of Gainesville, and sister,
Joyce Robison of Palatka.
Mr. Sanders is survived by many
other relatives and friends and will
be greatly missed.
Funreral services were held on Fri-
day, January 25, 2008 at the Chapel
at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor
Paul Watson conducting the service.
Interment was at Bell Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Thursday,
,January 24, 2008,at Watson Funeral
flom e,'., ........!!; .o.! .; ,,
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. Sheard
Eugene Stephens
Mr. Sheard Eugene Stephens, 65,
passed away on Wednesday, January
16, 2008 at the Lake City Medical
Center in Lake City following a long
Mr. Stephens was born on June 5,
1942 in Gilchrist County. He was a
farmer and member of the Union
Baptist Church in O'Brien.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, George S. and Bertha Con-
ner Stephens and four brothers, Affie
Stephens, Sammy Stephens, Frank
Deal Phillips and Frank James Phil-
Survivors include three daughters,
Tammy Reed and James of Smyrna,
Georgia, Sharmon Futch and Frank-
lin of O'Brien and Terri Shepard

Stephens of Lake City; two sons,
Randall Stephens and Mickey of
Bell, and Tommy Stephens and Mimi
of Jacksonville; two brothers, G. S.
Stephens of Bonita Springs and Jerry
Stephens of Live Oak. -
Graveside services were conducted
on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the
Union Baptist Church in O'Brien
with Reverend Ernest "Chief" Lam-
bert and Mr. Bob Fletcher officiating.
Visitation was held in the church one
hour before services.
Daniels Funeral Homes and Cre-
matory of Branford are in charge of

Mrs. Odessa Lancaster Webb
Mrs. Odessa
Lancaster Webb
Odessa Lancaster Webb passed
away on January 22, 2008 at the Tri-
County Nursing Home. She was 99
years old.
Odessa was born on February 28,
1908 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a
lifelong resident of Gilchrist County.
Odessa was a former teacher and so-
cial welfare worker. She was a mem-
ber of'the Church of Christ in Tren-
ton and a lifetime member of Trenton
Woman's Club.
She was preceded in death by her
husband John S. Webb, her parents
Dr. Will Lancaster and Belle Lindsey,
and her grandson Dan Harrison.
She is survived by her two daugh-
ters, Joan Pryor of Old Town, and
Diana Harrison, (D. Ray) of Trenton;
four grandchildren: Jane Rouse, Su-
san Kerslake, Drew Pryor and Renee
Lassiter; eight great-grandchildren
arid four great great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Tren-
ton Cemetery with Brother Danny
,Roberts conducting the service.....,
i In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Haven Hospirec.offtld
Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street
Chiefland, FL., 32626.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

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Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, Jan. 23, 2008, were: this week
379, last week 555 and last year 544.
Slaughter cows and bulls firm to
2.00 higher.
Feeder steers and heifers steady.
Feeder and replacement cows firm.
23 percent slaughter cows, 11 percent
slaughter bulls, 30 percent feeder
steers, 5 percent feeder heifers under
600 pounds, 2 percent over, 9 percent
feeder and replacement cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 1795-1800 (1798) 48.75-52.00
(50.37); 1600-1955 (1757) 55.00-
57.50 (56.10) high dressing.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 910-1165 (1019) 46.50-54.50
(49.11); 1245-1485 (1396) 49.00-
54.50 (51.59); 1375-1510 (1420)
55.50-57.00 (56.34) high dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1185-1495
(1346) 56.50-62.50 (60.08); 1585-
1965 (1797) 60.00-65.00 (62.75),
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 1-2: 260-285 (275) 123.00-
132.00 (126.81); 315-345 (334)
118.00-123.00 (119.59); 365-385

(378) 115.00-121.00 (118.00); 405-
445 (424) 103.00-116.00 (108.62j;
555-585 (570) 92.00-96.00 (93.96)':I
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 310-335 (33.1)
108.00-113.00 (111.16); 365-385
(375) 101.00-111.00 (106.13); 425-
440 (432) 97.00-103.00 (99.63); 466-
480 (470) 97.00-99.00 (97.98).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 165-175 (168) 150.00-190.00
(163.86); 310-345 (325) 104.00-
110.00 (106.32); 360-380 (372)
94.00-99.00 (96.20); 435-445 (4421)
91.00-100.00 (95.47); 460-490 (481)
85.00-89.00 (86.98); 565-585 (575)
84.00-88.00 (85.97); 615-620 (617)
80.00-84.00 (81.34).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 265-295 (278) 95.00-101.00
(97.11); 320-325 (322) 94.00-101.00
(96.36); 360-385 (374) 88.00-91.00
(89.49) 425-435 (432) 85.00-88.00
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2 Middle-Aged: 975-1085 (1031)
55.00-85.00 (64.65) 4-6 monthly

Ocala Livestock Report
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock 450-490 (478) 89.00-94.00 (91.23);
Market on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 530-537 (535) 90.00-92.00 (90.50);
were: this week 484, last week 230, 565 (565) 82.00-91.00 (86.50); 600-
and last year 348. 645 (622) 80.00-85.00 (82.59). .
Compared to last week: Slaughter Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 1-2: 225-245 (235) 110.00-124.QO
higher, feeder steers and heifers were (116.70); 270-290 (282) 100.00-
mostly steady. Supply and, demand 110.00 (106.80); 351-390 (35.6)
were moderate. Feeder steers and 85.00-97.00 (95.36); 425-435 (43,)
heifers over 600 lbs 69 percent, (40 82.00-84.00 (83.01); 455-470 (462)
percent steers, 29 percent heifers); 81.00-85.00 (83.03); 520-540
over 600 lbs 9 percent, (3 percent (530) 79.00-82.00 (80.53).
steers, 6 percent heifers); slaughter Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
cows and bulls 19 percent, replace- 1-2: 165-190 (177) 160.00-190,Q.0
ment cows 3 percent. (176.13); 252-290 (264) 105.60-
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per- 110.00 (107.65); 315-335 (325)
cent: 830-1195 (992) 49.00-56.00 100.00-106.00 (102.91); 353-370
(53.30); 910-1065 (1005) 57.00- (360) 95.00-104.00 (99.41); 510-530
60.00 (58.97) high dressing; 1230- (520) 87.00-92.00 (89.45); 610-630
1385 (1315) 51.00-56.50 (54.67); (620) 85.00-89.00 (86.97); 680-690
1230-1315 (1272) 57.50-60.50 (685) 79.00-86.00 (82.53); 750-71
(58.95) high dressing. (775) 65.00-76.00 (71.36).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per- Feeder Heifers Medium and Lar.
cent: 715-790 (770) 44.00-47.00 2-3: 205-245 (221) 110.00-120.Q(
(45.72); 710-790 (750) 40.00-43.00 (114.36); 260-298 (278) 93.00-
(41.42) low dressing; 880-1175 (979) 100.00 (96.42); 300-345 (320
45.00-49.00 (46.95). 89.00-96.00 (91.93); 350-395 (37!)
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1000-1390 85.00-93.00 (89.23); 415-440 (428
(1252) 60.00-62.00 (61.05); 1000- 86.00-89.00 (87.54); 460-4,
4 (1222) 47 -Q Q ,p % (4:Z9,), _.400-84.00 (83.49); 540-51
dressing; 1745 (1745) 57.00 (57.00); (542) 81.00-82.00 (81.50); 550-5,
1750 (1750) 68.50 (68.50) high (552),75.00-78.00 (76,51); 60-
dressing; 1665 (1665) 51.00 (51.00) 645 (622) 71.00-78.00 (74.37); 660-
low dressing. 690 (675) 65.00-79.00 (71.84); 75
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium (750) 67.00-73.00 (70.00).
and Large 1-2: 175 (175) 190.00- Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-I
195.00 (192.50); 300-315 (308) 900-1145 (1008) 50.00-65.00 (57.3,b
126.00-130.00 (128.05); 351-370 4-6 Months Bred.
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625-648 (640) 87.00-90.00 (89.02);
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Weekly Sheriff's Report
for week ending
January 28, 2008
On January 15, 2008, Debra R.
Hymel, 8/3/70, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Petit Theft and FTA/
On January 17, 2008, Michael J.
,Enfinger, 10/6/87, was arrested on a
Polk County Warrant with charges of
Grand Theft (2 counts), Dealing in
Stolen Property and Defraud Second
Hand Metal Recycler.
. On January 17, 2008, Shawn T.
'Pugh, 11/25/89, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft/Auto.
. On January 18, 2008, Melinda R.
Bergman, 1/8/60, was arrested on the
;charge of VOP/DUI.
, On January 18, 2008, Alejandro
Romolo, 8/26/69, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On January 18, 2008, Ardilla Max-
i imo, 11/30/63, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On January 19,2008, Jose C. Citan,
'. 1/23/81, was arrested on the charge
of No Valid Drivers License.
. On January 19, 2008, Joseph W.
,Coen, 5/5/84, was arrested on the
charge of Habitual DWLSR.
On January 20, 2008, a Juvenile
was arrested on the charge of Posses-
sion of Alcohol by Persons under the
Age of 21.
On January 20, 2008, Antonio Ro-
;Ilriguez, 10/31/84, was arrested on the
6,'harge of No Valid Drivers License.
SOn January 20, 2008, Justin L.
Home, 2/6/87, was arrested on a Di-
rdie county Warrant with the charge
%f Burglary of Structure, a Brevard
County Warrant with charges of VOP/
Possession of Controlled Substance
'rith Intent to Sell or Deliver, Posses-
sion of Controlled Substance, Intro
'1f Contraband into County Detention,
Facility and a Gilchrist County War-
-tant with charges of Possession of
Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Pos-
session of Drivers License, Intro of
'Contraband into County Detention
"Facility, Forgery, False Info to Law
'Enforcement Officer and Possession

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This form answers
Personal Property. In

Questions Most

Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everyth
I estate that has value by. itself. It would inc
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, hou
signs, equipment, leasehold improvement
equipment and any other equipment used ina
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on Janua
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or
agent or contractor, must file each year. Pr
lease, lend or rent property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that a
property be reported each year to the P
office. If you receive a return, it's beca
determined that you may have property to re
form is niot applicable, return it with an expla
the form MUST be returned. Failure to
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not r
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is
Personal Property owners. If you do not g
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to report? Do I
A. Yes, if you fee you do not have anythit
items 1 through 9 on the return, and attack
why nothing was reported. However, almost
rental units have some assets to report even i
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If I am no longer in business, should I stil
A. Yes, if you were not in business on Jam
year, follow this procedure:
1) On your return, indicate the date you went
the manner in which you disposed of yo
Remember if you still have the assets, you
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessme
A. When a tax return is not filed by April I

place an assessment on the property. This ass
an estimate based op the value of bus
equipment and assets. Being assessed does
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What ifI don't agree with the assessed val
the notice of proposed property taxes
August of each year?
A. Call this office or come in and discuss th
you have evidence that the appraised valu
actual fair market value of your property, w
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business
Who is responsible for the taxes?
A. The new' owner is responsible, he
insufficient property to satisfy the taxes
January I would be responsible for the dif
companies do not do a search of the ta
business. You should therefore consult yous
closing agent to avoid problems in this area.

of Alcohol under 21 Years of Age.
On January 21, 2008, Phillip G.
Steinruck, 7/4/83, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR.
On January 21, 2008, Joseph Gar-
cia, 7/26/74, was arrested on charges
of VOP/DWLSR, VOP/DUI and Fel-
ony DWLSR.
On January 21, 2008, Jody W.
Clark, 12/07/80, was arrested on the
charge of DWLSR with Knowledge.
On January 21, 2008, Rachael S.
Pate, 7/31/88, was arrested on charg-
es of VOP/Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia and VOP/DWLSR.
On January 22, 2008, Saul Cabal-
lero, 7/10/77, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On January 23, Troy Story, 6/19/73,
was arrested on the charge of Writ of
Bodily Attachment.
On January 23, 2008, Brandon Sto-
ry, 9/11/88, was arrested on charges
of VOP/Assault and Lesser Offense
On January 24, 2008, Cody L.
Deal, 10/2/85, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of Less than 20
Grams and Possession of Drug Para-
On January 24, 2008, Thomas L.
Bruden, 11/1/64, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of Less than 20
On January 24, 2008, Lawrence W.
Tierney, 4/16/47, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On January 24, 2008, Wilson W.
Conrad, 6/5/70, was arrested on
charges of DUI, DWLSR, Attached
Tag not Assigned, Refuse to Submit
to Breath Test and a Franklin County
Warrant with charges of VOP/DUI,
VOP/DWLSR, VOP/False Name to
Law Enforcement Officer and Pos-
session of Less than 20 Grams.
On January 25, 2008, Arnold F.
Bodnar, 7/27/55, was arrested on a
Suwannee County Warrant with the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On January 25, 2008, Harry H.
Russo, 3/26/73, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Less than
20 Grams, Possession or Use of Drug
Paraphernalia, Flee/Attempt to Elude
Law Enforcement Officer, Resist Ar-

ing other than real
lude things such as
isehold appliances,
s, supplies, leased
a business or to earn

ary I who has either
r is a self-employed
property owners who

all tangible personal
roperty Appraiser's
cause our office has
port. If you feel the
nation. Either way,
receive a Personal,
elieve you of your

mailed to Tangible
get one, contact the

still have to file a

ing to report, fill out
h an explanation of
st all businesses and
fit is only supplies,
I file the return?
uary I of the taxing

t out of business and
our business assets.
must file on them.

I we are required to
sessment represents
iness with similar
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that I receive in

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ie is more than the
we will welcome the
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ference. Most title
ingible assets of a
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rest without Violence, Reckless Driv-
ing, Willful Trespass on Land and 1st
Offense of Petit Theft.
On January 26, 2008, Christopher
R. Jones, 3/13/78, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft Auto.
On January 26, 2008, John Antho-
ny Watt, 7/30/62, was arrested on the
charge of DUI.
On January 27, 2008, Craig M.
Balzafiore, 7/26/74, was arrested on
a Suwannee County Warrant with the
charge of VOP/No Valid Drivers Li-
cense and a Gilchrist County Warrant
with the charge of DWLSR.
On January 27, 2008, Ramirez M.
Sanchez, 9/28/79, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.
On January 27, 2008, Samuel P.
Ortega, 10/10/85, was arrested on the
charge of No Valid Drivers License.

NLega iNoices

Thursday, February 7, 2008 6 p.m. -
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call T& Order Invocation-Flag
B. Business
C. Adjourn
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
B. Adoption of February 7, 2008
Approval of January 3, 2008
C. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures for the
month of January 2008
2. Approval of financial statements
for January 2008
D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
1. Anne Barnett Request for a 18
month extension on Oak Walk Pre-.
liminary Site Plan
E. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code Enforce-
E Business
1. David Lang, Jr. TownAttomey
2. Darryl Bryan Town Mayor

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208

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

From the desk of:

Gilchrist County Sheriff David P. Turner

3. Dan Cavanah Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones Town Clerk
5. Council Members Reports, Re-
quest, Suggestions
Council President Iris Roberts
Councilman Hugh Sanders
Councilman Ray Sanders
Councilman Joe Akins
Councilman Vacant
G. Old Business
1. Resolution No. 07-27
2. Propose a Resolution stating that
the Town of Bell is willing to do
whatever possible to support a new
facility for the Lake City Commu-
nity College.
H. New Business
1. Review filling vacant Council
2. First reading Ordinance No.
2008-01 Non-Residential zoned
categories prohibiting Garage Sales,
Yard Sales, Flea Markets.
I. Review of Future Agenda Items
J. Unscheduled Citizen Request
K. Adjourn
Pub. January 31, 2008b.

A public hearing will be held on behalf
of the Alachua County Health Facilities
Authority (the "Authority") by the Board
of County Commissioners of Gilchrist
County, Florida (the "County"), at 4:00
p:m. on Monday, February 18, 2008, in
the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Facility, 210 S. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida, 32693 regarding the
proposed issuance by the Authority of its
Health Facilities Revenue Notes, in one
or more series, designated Series 2008
plus an alphabet sequencer (Meridian
Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Project) in a
collective aggregate principal amount not
to exceed $7,000,000 (collectively, the
A portion of the proceeds of the Notes
will be used for the purpose of making
a loan (the "Loan") to Meridian Behav-
ioral Healthcare, Inc. (the "Borrower") to
finance the cost of the acquisition, con-
struction and equipping of certain capital
improvements to its health care facilities
located in the County at 728 N.E. 7th
Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 (the "Proj-
ect"). The owner of the Project is the
Borrower or one or more of its subsidiar-
. The Notes will not constitute a debt, li-
ability or obligation of the Authority, the
County, the State of Florida or of any po-
litical subdivision thereof, or a pledge of
the faith and credit of the Authority, the
County, the State of Florida or of any po-
litical subdivision thereof, but the Notes
will be payable solely from the revenues
derived from tlhe Boirower's repaymenit
of the Loan and the Authority willirof'be
"x ... . .. .. ... . .

obligated to pay the principal or purchase
price of, premium, if any, or interest on
the Notes except from the revenues and
proceeds pledged therefor, and neither
the faith and credit nor the taxing power
of the Authority, the County, the State of
Florida or of .any political subdivision
thereof, will be pledged to the payment of
the principal or purchase price of, premi-
um, if any, or the interest on the Notes.
Persons are advised that, if they decide
to appeal any decision made at this hear-
ing, they will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
should include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in the meeting and hearing,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Americans with Disabilities Act
Coordinator at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD),
within two days of receipt of this notice.
Joseph W. Gilliam,
Ex Officio Clerk
Pub. January 31, 2008b.

Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, February 5,
2008 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW llth
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. GE/United
4.- Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
6.' Instructional
7. Personnel
8. Student Services
9. Removal of Items from
Consent Agenda
10. Consent Agenda
11. Reports
Note: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons re-
quiring an interpreter or special accom-
modations 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 pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. January 31, 2008b.

Monday, February 4, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.
Kathryn Deen Commission Chambers
114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
1. C.A. "Pete" Randolph
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. January 7, 2008 Regular
Meeting Minutes
2. January 2008 Expenditures
3. January 2008 Financial
F. City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Public Works
4. Police
G. Action Items
1. Final Reading Ordinance
2008-01 Skate Park Ordinance
H. Board Member Request
I. City Attorney Report
J. City Manager Report
K. Adjourn
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure'that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
pub. January 31, 2008b

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some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

t Frequently Asked About Tangible P.ersonal Property

* File the original return with this office (with name and
account number preprinted), as soon as possible before
April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
* Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed!'.
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
* Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
* It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
* Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. 'They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
* If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable
us to keep timely, accurate records.



Damon C. Leggett

Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

112 South Main Street, Room 138

Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st


FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by A Homestead Exempton Granted CITY.OF TRENTON
MARCH 1, 2008 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. For 2007 RESIDENTS ONLY ADDITIONAL
In order t qualify for this exempton you must:WillAutomatically Be Reewed HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007. Will Automatically Be Renewed HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2007. For 2008. PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of For 2008, City of Trenton residents 65 and
January 1, 2008. older who meet an income limitation may be
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and eligible for an additional $25,000 homestead
Appraiser's Office, return a renewal card for exemption on property which they have the
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or legal and equitable title to and maintain
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the Homestead Exemption. thereon their permanent residence. For 2007,
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: the income limitation was $24,214. In order to
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida If filing for the first time be considered, a sworn statement of adjusted
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not ag time, gross income of household must be filed with
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both you must come the property appraiser's office during the filing
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to to the Property Appraiser's Office. period of January 1 March 1.
bring title(s) or registration(s) to mobile home.

EXEMPTION Any ax-service member who is a DISABILITY
permanent Florida resident may is disabled at lest 10% in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who s partially or totally permanently disabled shall
permanent Floridahis exemption f th e by service-connect ed misfortune receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
claim this exemption. If the/he ibys entitled to a $5,000 exemsfoption, veteran owns and resides In if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
widow widownger emarries and if the If filing for the first time, please of this state at the time of entering the military serviceof the United States, and the veteran
husband and wife were divorced present a certificate from the was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
before his/her death, the woman United States Government. Under a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
is not considered awidow, nor the certain circumstances the benefit disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
man a widower. If filing for the of this exemption cancsarry over the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
flimant time, please present a Deathe o the veteran's spouse in the appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at-the time of entering military service, an
Certificate or other prosenof of your event of the veteran's death. official ltterfrom the United StatesDepartmentof Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
widow/widower status. Consult your appraiser for details, of tthe veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.

Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no FILINGS
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled later than April 1at. Failure to file a return will result in
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, a penaltyan Failure to a n assessment will be made asult
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property All owners or lessees of agricultural
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate includes property such as business furniture and lands who desire agricultural
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods, classifications for tax purposes on
documentation from the Social Security Administration. a personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt their property must file an agricultural
Residency must be as of January 1, 2007. Quadriplegics from the tax on household goods and personal effects application with the Appraiser
should contact the Appraiser's Office for special benefit in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and between January 1 and March 1.
information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact axemptified non Is March 1st. All others must file by April Agricultural classification are
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special 1st. automatically renewed.
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's Office.


Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine
their residency status. If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, residency
documentation will be required for both.

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.

Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser -- Gilchrist County
112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 .(352) 463-3190



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S Legal Notices


(Continued from Page 13)
K. SHANKS his wife,
JANE DOE, if married, if alive, and
if dead, their respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, Grantees,
creditors or other Parties claiming
by, through, under or against them
TO: Lisa A. Feher
(last known address)
1485 County Road 419
Chuluota, Seminole County, Florida
Complaint For Declaratory Judgment,
Quiet Title and Child Support Offset has
been filed in regards to the following
property in Gilchrist County, Florida:
7630 SE 86th Avenue, Newberry,
Gilchrist County, Florida, and more
fully described as follows:
AND TITLE #64309716 AND
The Complaint has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Law Office of Michael Koch, P.A.,
Plaintiff's, attorney, whose address is 118
East Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida
32626, on or before February 7, 2008
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on January 2, 2008.
Clerk of Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2008b.

CASE NO. 21-2007-CP-42
Division: Probate
(Summary Administration)
THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby
notified that an Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the es-
tate of GARY LESLIE ODER, deceased,

File Number 21-2007-CP-42, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693;
that the decedent's date of death was July
26, 2007; that the total value of the es-
tate is $56,080.90 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are: Tina Ma-
rie Lawrenson, 37716 Oak Run Circle,
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541; Donald Perry
Oder, 418 NE 3rd Street, Trenton, Florida
32693; Madonna Spears, 130 North East
Roland Blvd., Trenton, Florida 32693.
NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the
estate of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is January 24, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 132850
Post Office Box 1668
Dade City, Florida 33526
Telephone: (352)567-4690
Fax: (352)567-1307
Person Giving Notice:
Tina Marie Lawrenson
37716 Oak Run Circle
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
pub. January 24, 31, 2008b

The Gilchrist County Commission will
hold a public hearing on February 26,
2008, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter
as the matter can be heard, on whether to
use the uniform method for collection of
non-ad valorem assessments, as set out
in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes,
for collection of a road improvement
special assessment affecting certain lots
within Rolling Oaks Subdivision (those
fronting on either SE 62nd Court or SE
67th Court). Under this method, the
road improvement special assessment,
if imposed by separate act of the County
Commission, would be collected in the.
same manner as ad valorem taxes.
The hearing will be held at the Gilchrist
County Commission Meeting Building
located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
The short title of the resolution to be
considered by the Commission at the
February 26, 2008, public hearing is as

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All members of the public are invited
to attend and will be given an opportunity
to provide comment to the County
Commission. The public hearing may be
continued to one or more future dates.
Any interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notice concerning the
matter will be published. All persons
are also advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision made at the above-
referenced public hearing, they will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
pub. January 31, February 7,14,21,

Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, under the provision of Section 90-
267, Florida Statutes 1990, will register
with the Secretary of State, Division of
Corporations, P.O. Box 1300, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32302-1300, upon publica-
tion of this notice the fictitious name to
Anita's Coffee Barn
589 SE SR 26
Trenton, FL 32693
Under which we are engaged in busi-
ness in Gilchrist County, Florida that the
parties interested in said business are:
A & D Training & Sales, Inc.
Pub. January 31, 2008b.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, February 4, 2008, at 1:15 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:15 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
1:30 p.m. Ordinance 08-01; English
1:45 p.m.'Chamber of Commerce
4:30lp m ,RoaddDepartment Report'
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim-
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Pub. January 31, 2008b.

CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-0088.
unknown heirs, unknown spouses,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other Parties claiming by

through, or against her. JOHN
that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 15, 2008,
CASE NO. 21-2007-CA-0088 of the
Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida,
in which RONALD W. STEVENS is the
Plaintiff, and MARGARET BROWN, is
the Defendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the lobby at
the Front Door of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse, in Trenton, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 12 day of February 2008, the
following described property set forth in
the Order of Final Judgment.
Lot 8, Block D, Andrews-Coleman
Subdivision, as per plat on file and of
record in the office of the Clerk of Court,
Gilchrist County, Florida.
TAX PARCEL ID# 161015-
DATED this 15 day of January, 2008.
by: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub: January 31, February 1, 2008b

It is the intent of these specifications to
cover our bid for furnishing a complete
non walkin squad (mini-pumper)
unit equipped as hereinafter specified
and called a "squad." With a view to
obtaining the best results and the most
acceptable apparatus for service in the fire
department, these specifications to cover
the general requirements as to the type of
construction, together with certain details
as to finish, equipment and appliances
with which the successful bidder must
conform. Minor details of construction
and materials where not otherwise
specified are left to the discretion of the
contractor, who will be responsible for
the design and construction of all features.
All design and construction ideas shall
be approved by the Gilchrist County
Department Public Safety (DPS).
Bids Open: January 28th, 2008
Bids Close: February 8th, 2008 at
5:00 p.m.
Bids must be enclosed in a sealed
envelope labeled:
Complete specifications can be
obtained by contacting the Public Safety
204 East Wade Street
Trenton, Florida 32643
Email: cperez@gilchrist.fl.us
(352) 463-3143
Bids may be mailed out, picked up at

The City of Fanning Springs the office above or requested by email or
First Public Hearing Notice faxed.
The City of Fanning Springs is pub. January 31, February 1, 2008b
considering applying to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs (DCA)
for a Small Cities Community Devel- The City of Fanning Springs
opment Block Grant (CDBG) of up to First Public Hearing Notice
$600,000.00. These funds must be used The City of Fanning Springs is consid-
for one of the following purposes: ering applying to the Florida Department
1.To benefit low and moderate-incomeof Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small
persoaid in the prevention or elimina- Cities Community Development Block
2. To aid m the prevention or emin Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,000.00.
tion of slums or blight; or These funds must be used for one of the
3. To meet other community develop- following purposes:
ment needs of recent origin having a par- 1. To benefit low andses: moderate-income
ticular urgency because existing condi-
tions pose a serious and immediate threat persons; or
to the health or welfare of the community 2. T o a id in the prevention or elimina-
and where other financial resources are 3tion of slums other community develop-
not available to meet such needs. 3. To meet other community develop-
noth catiables to ati ch nement needs of recent origin having a par-
The categories of activities for which ticular urgency because existing condi-
these funds may be used are in the areas tions pose a serious and immediate threat
of housing, neighborhood revitalization or to the health or welfare of the community
economic 'development and include such and where other financial resources are
improvement activities as acquisition of not available to meet such needs.
real property, loans to private-for-profit The categories of activities for which
business, purchase of machinery and these funds may be used are in the areas
equipment, construction of infrastructure, ofhousing, neighborhood revitalization or
rehabilitation of houses and commercial economic development and include such
buildings, and energy conservation. Ad- improvement activities as acquisition of
ditional information regarding the range real property, loans to private-for-profit
.of activities that may be undertaken will business, purchase of machinery and
be provided at the public hearing. equipment, construction of infrastructure,
For developing an application for sub- rehabilitation of houses and commercial
mission to DCA, the City of Fanning buildings, and energy conservation. Ad-
Springs must plan to minimize displace- ditional information regarding the range
ment of persons as a result of planned of activities that may be undertaken will
CDBG activities. In addition, the City of be provided at the public hearing.
Fanning Springs is required to develop a For developing an application for sub-
plan to assist displaced persons. mission to DCA, the City of Fanning
The public hearing to receive citi- Springs must plan to minimize displace-
zen views concerning the community's ment of persons as a result of planned
economic and community development CDBG activities. In addition, the City of
needs will be held at the Fanning Springs Fan"ng Springs is required 'to develop a
Hal 32 7651 nu 90th Court, Tren-p ilan to assist displaced persons.
ton, 3269, on Tuesday, February 5, 208 The public hearing is to receive citi-
at 5:00 RM. For information concerning zen views concerning the community's
the public hearing, contact Sheila Wat- economic and community development
son, City Clerk at (352) 463-2855. needs will be held at the Fanning Springs
The public hearing is being conducted City Hall, 17651 N.W. 90th Court, Tren-
in a handicapped accessible location. ton, 32693, on Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Any handicapped person requiring an in- at 5:10 P.M. For information concerning
terpreter for the hearing impaired or the the public hearing, contact Sheila Wat-
visually impaired should contact Sheila son, City Clerk at (352) 463-2855.
Watson at least five (5) calendar days pri- The public hearing being conducted in
or to the meeting and an interpreter will a handicapped accessible location. Any
be provided. Any non-English speaking handicapped person requiring an inter-
person wishing to attend the public hear- peter for the hearing requimpaired or the
ing should contact Sheila Watson at least preter for the hearing impaired or tSheila
five (5) calendardasvisually impaired should contact Sheila
five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting Watson at least five (5) calendar days pri-
and a languageinterpreterwillbeprovid-or to the meeting and an interpreter will
ed. To access a Telecommunication De- provided. Any non-English speaking
vice for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call person wishing to attend the public hear-
(800)955-8771. Any handicapped person p wh to ae th p h
requing(800)955-8771 Any handicapped person eating should contact Sheila Watson at least
requiring special accommodations at this five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting
meeting should contact Sheila Watson at and a language interpreter will be provid-
least five (5) calendar days prior to the ed. To access a Telecommunication De-
meeting. ll be con- vice for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call
A Fair Housing Workshop will be con- (800)955-8771. Any handicapped person
ducted immediately following the Public requiring special accommodations at this
Hearing on the same date at the same lo- meeting should contact Sheila Watson at
cation. least five (5) calendar days prior to the
MENT, HAND NGICAP ACCESSIBLE A FairHousing Workshop will be con-
AND FAIR HOUSING JURISDIC- ducted immediately following the Public
TION. Hearing on the same date at the same lo-
Pub. January 31, 2008 cation.
1 (ONE) FIRE DEPARTMENT Pub. January 31, 2008

N-3u UlI.11
Gilchrist County is soliciting bids for a
new fire department squad unit.
Delivery time is extremely important
and will be a major factor in the award
of the bid.

CASE NO. 2007-94-CA

(last known address)
7915 HWY 100
(last known address)
7915 HWY 100
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in GILCHRIST County,
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de'
fenses within 30 days after the first pub.
lication, if any, on Florida Default La'w
Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive.;
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and filed
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief der
manded in the Complaint or petition. .
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks iin
the Gilchrist County Journal.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of January, 2008.
Clerk of Court
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 31, February 7, 2008b.

CASE NO. 21-2007-CA0097
PLETA NEUKAM, if married, if alive,
and if dead, their respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against them
individually, and WACHOVIA BANIK,
NA, a Florida Corporation (successor
to First Union Nation Bank), its heirs,
successors, creditors, assignees,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title as to the following described
lands: Lots 1 & 2, Block D, Andrews-
Coleman Subdivision, as per plat on file
and of record in the Office of Clerk Of
Court, Gilchrist County, Florida.
TAX PARCEL#: 161015-
filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on RONALD W. STEVENS,,
Petitioner's attorney whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL 32621, on
or before February 21, 2008, and file the'
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for th
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand the seal of this court
on January 18, 2008.

Clerk ol
By: Lyndsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
Pub. January 31, Februay 1, 8, 15,

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Yard Sale

February 2nd, from 7am-??? Hart Springs
Road. 6670 SW CR-344. Variety of items

Saturday, Sunday. Appliances, furniture,
clothes & more. 1325 NW 1st Avenue,
High Springs.

[House Cleaning

Homes and offices. Negotiable prices.
For consultation call (352) 339-6110.
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I For Sale

$1,000. 352-472-7942 or 352-206-2819.

WOOD LATHE: Never used. 12"x36"
w/stand, set of 7 cutting tools. Digital
Caliber $265. (386) 935-3195.

Whirlpool Washer (good condition)
- 4 yrs old, white, top load $100. Fisher/
Paykal Gas Dryer (like new) 2 yrs old,
white. $200, $250 with 1001b propane
tank. Call 463-6923.


Wilcox area: Custom built
3/2 mobile on 10 acres that
is fenced and crossed fenced.

Bell Area:
MLS # 758196 & 758255 2 Vacant lots in Turkey Trail subdivision.
Pines have been thinned. Just minutes from Bell and Suwannee River.
MLS #758254 5 acre corner lot with planted pines.
Come enjoy Country Living.

Gilchrist County Journal

Advertising Printing

SFax Service 4634393


For Sale =

Hunter green & tan couch and love seat.
C. SCOTT 386-454-3937.
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GOATS: Kids, yearling
milkers available. Show qu
bucks available. Fresh go;

PEANUT HAY: 4x5 rou
(386) 935-4499.

!s and older
ality and BBQ

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Call 352-221-1445.

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its milk. 463- HOME BUILDER: Quality homes built
on your lot. Visit our sales & design cen-
4tb,1-31-2-21 ter at 26761 SW Hwy-19, Old Town.
Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm. Lifetime
nd rolls, $27. Homes (CBC017140) 352-542-8416.

6tb. 1-31-3-27

FOR SALE: Horse quality, $6/bale. Cow
& goat hay, $3.50/bale. Jones Hay Farm,
463-2053 or 221-4844.

CAMELLIAS Verynice, 3 gal $10-$16.
Flowering Magnolia 4 gal $15. Knockout
Roses 3 gal $15. Fruit Trees large 4 gal
$16 (these trees have established root.
systems), bare-root pecan trees $16. All
your plant needs, Allen's Nursery Hwy.
55A Old Town. Hours 9am-5pm Thurs.-
Sat. until January 31st. Beginning Feb.
1st, hours will be 9am-5pm Mon.-Sat.
(352) 542-7284 or (352) 356-0288.

$800.00. Good condition. For more
information please call 352-463-1008.
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(352) 463-7075
(352) 463-7302 FAX

JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com w
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.
BIG BRICK HOME ON ACREAGE IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice brick home, on a landscaped, treed 9.2-acre tract near Suwannee
at Little Lake City area. Has over 2,300 inside sqft., with full garage, enclosed pole barn & outbuilding-call Barbara for full info...$339,000.
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.
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 room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, comfortable BR's & more;
property also has 2-level pole barn...$225,000.
NICELY-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
on landscaped tract in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room & fireplace, full kitchen (w/china cabinetry), & more...$179;900.
WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, next to other nice homes, this
frame/hardyplank home is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room & more...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on' wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT HOME IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well constructed frame/hardyplank home, at nice neighborhood in town. Has high ceilings,
lots of kitchen cabinetry, his/her closets in main BR. Could be eligible for "SHIP" program...$99,999.
NICELY-KEPT 'CRACKER' HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN TRENTON: 2 BR/I 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.
Reduced (From $84,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in
NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell, in 'as is' condition-home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding...$74,900.
10 WOODED ACRES, PRIVATE HOME-SITE & MORE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Big 27x60 Manufactured Home, located on a natural-woods
10-acres, with paved frontage near Bell & the Suwannee. Has 24x48 metal barn (w/office, RV parking), and more. Owner will consider financing (20%
down payment, minimum 7.5% yearly interest, 25-30 yr. term...$219,900.
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 email 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.
NEW LISTING--'MOVE-IN READY', NICE M/HOME ON COUNTRY ACRE: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious, neat & clean, for this 2000 4 BR 24x56
Manufactured, on fenced/gated one-acre tract in East Gilchrist; has full living/dining rooms & open kitchen (w/china cabinetry), storage outbuilding & lots
more-check our website for full details/photos...$85,000.
29-ACRE TRACT W/PINES, AND 'AS IS' DOUBLE-WIDE: 4 BR/2 BA: Excellent 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.
WOODED ACREAGE & NICE M/HOME NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious 28x76 2001 Manufactured Home, on secluded 9.4-acres close to
Wannee boat ramp. Over 2,000 inside sqft., includes full living, dining, family/game rooms, outbuildings & more; call Barbara for the 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 payed County Line Rd., with 14x52 manufactured Home, and newly built 24x24 frame addition (w/wrap-around porch), and lots more...$149,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & SPACIOUS M/HOME: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 27x56 manufactured, with pole barn, fenced horse area, large rooms inside.
Located at quiet, wooded 4.18-acres in No. Gilchrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...$124,900.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5 ACRES NEAR TRENTON/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Spacious 2000 16x66 split-plan Manufactured, located on secluded
5-acre tract just East of town. Full kitchen/dining area, large living room, workshop bldg., lots more...Priced to sell...$119,900.
AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5 BA: Neat/clean 14x56 Manufactured, on one-acre property with paved
frontage near Bronson. Has all appliances for kitchen/utility-area, two-car metal carport, outbuilding, and large oaks. Priced to sell!!...$62,500.
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, fencing/gates...$499,900.
20 ACRES--DIXIE CO. WOODED TRACT, PAVED FRONTAGE: A naturally-wooded tract, with road frontage along 2 sides (along Spillers Hwy.), so
potential for multiple home-sites; also next to county park near Old Town...$220,000.
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.
5.5 WOODED ACRES, NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: 3 BR/1 BA: Wooded, secluded property, close to SR-26 for quick drive into Gainesville. 2 BR/1
BA manufactured Home being sold in 'as is' condition; property also has storage building and more. Owner motivated...$77,900.
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 $55,000.
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/locations1..1/2 acre-sized start from $9,900 near Chiefland, acre tracts start from $20,000 (Bell);
and 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 our agents' cell numbers below:


Paul Trdke
(352) 221-2999

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"











207 North Main Street


Pets & Supplies C LASSTIFIET
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installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155.

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)NALWORD. FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
SBuy ] church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
ors, size & styles of marble & granite
unt/condition. to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
4tb, 1-31-2-21 a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
....... 8am-12noon or call for free after hours

Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221 9
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 Lj
EQUAL HOUSINGoffice@jimkingrealty.com
OPPORTUNITY www.iimkingrealty.com REALTOR-

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

5 Wooded Acres+/- with Mobile home that the
owner started to remodel (AS-IS) Pole barn.
This is a beautiful piece of Property on paved
road. Just north of Chiefland. $83.500.
(LMH-757425-K) 493-2221

TREE SERVICES removal, trimming,
or planting. Lot clearing, debris hauling,
tractor or fence work! Guaranteed to beat
any reasonable written estimate. You will
never know how cheaply you can get it
done until you call us! We want to earn
your business. (352) 463-7446 or (352)

LAND CLEARING, all types of tractor
work, from clearing right of ways, drive-
ways, fence rows, to mowing acreage.
You will never know how cheaply you
can get it done until you call us! (352)
463-7446 or (352) 260-7077;
2tp, 1-31-2-7

VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111
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WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-

STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
5542, 214-3702. Fax 352-472-0124.

MENT: Reasongbleiprices,; dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and

Stihl, Husqvama, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
493-4904 tfn, 1-03

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Very nice 3/2 DW MH on 2.41 fenced acres. This r "" -Y
home has ceramic tile & laminate wood flooring Want Privacy? You will find it in this 2 story
thru out, covered porches, 2 car carport, home on 7.6 acres that is only a stones throw
workshop, fireplace, srhed. & more. Close the from the Suwannee River. This home features
Suwannee River & Public Ramps. $175,000 wood cabinets, red oak and ceramic tile
(DMH-758131-JW) 463-6144. flooring, open down stairs where more
bedrooms and baths can be added and much
Call For More Listings! more. This is a must see. $230,000 (DR-
757350-JW) 463-6144



I Services .


Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


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

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. $139,900.

SHelp Wanted I

TIVATED INDIVIDUAL to fill position
of Executive Director, part-time position
of 30 hours per week. Must be willing to
work flexible hours, plan & coordinate
events and work well with the public.
Computer experience in Word, Excel
and QuickBooks needed. Please submit
resume and application to the Gilchrist
County Chamber of Commerce 220
South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or
for more information call 352-463-3467
or 352-213-0829.

(3 days/week) Must be available week-
ends, evenings and flexible. 463-7101.

rience in health care maintenance pre-
ferred. Tri-County Nursing Home, 7280
S.W. SR-26, Trenton, FL. 463-1222.

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Help Wanted


NEEDED: Call Akins Heat & Air at 352-

Experienced & certified need only apply.
Please apply in person at 321 North Main
Street, Trenton, FL.
2tb, 1-24-1-31
cepting applications for a full-time pre-
school teacher. Must have High School
diploma, CDA and State classes. Stop by
to apply or call 463-3555.
have CDL. Health insurance and
benefits. Call 352-472-4550. Cole-
man Construction, Inc. Newberry,

Help Wanted

yrs experience must have refer
tools required. Good pay for
son. A D Andrews Nursery. St
to "Mechanic Position" PO
Chiefland, FL 32626-1126, o0
Phillips at 352-535-5938.

Instructor/Head Football
Anticipated Vacancy
Trenton High Schoo
Bachelors Degree from an a(
institution and Florida Te
Certification in Physical Ed
or other relevant subject are
meet NCLB requirements fo
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Help Wanted

Maintenance Worker Journey Level
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High School Diploma or equivalent.
TY Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
Coach have EPA Universal Certification for
)I Substitute Teachers
ccredited High School Diploma or Equivalent.
-acher Contact the District Office for an
lucation application and more information.
a. Must Bus Driver Trainees;
ir Highly Substitute Bus Drivers.
Position High School Diploma.
ring duties. 40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
O 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
more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW llth Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.

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Help Wanted

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.
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For Rent

BA on 7 acres, quiet setting, unfurnished,
available March 1st, $900/mo. plus elec-
tricity. 802-999-7782.
4b, 1-31-2-21

tween Newberry and Trenton. 1st, last,
security required. $430/month. 463-8316
or 225-1641.

3 BR/2 BA NEW HOME for rent. Large
den with 5.5 acres. Rent $1250 per month,
$500 security deposit. Will consider lease
w/buy option. 3 miles north of Hwy 26
on CR-341. Call (352) 221-0345.

OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
Call 352-463-2156.


Dixie County

Gilchrist County

2.44 ACRE in Old Town, $30,000 MLS#750299 17.89 ACRES near Hart, hunting land, $59,500 MLS#753163 0.46 ACRES just outside Ch
5 ACRES in Old Town, $70,000 MLS#751624 20 ACRES CR 47, $220,000 MLS#757748 1.25 ACRES in Bronso
2.43 ACRES in Old Town, Pvd, Rd., $30,000 MLS#752218 7 ACRES Branford $89,000 MLS#757633 4.63ACRES in Chieflar
2.42 ACRES in Old Town, $35,000 MLS#753713 7.37 ACRES Bell $70,000 MLS#756556 0.30 ACRE Mobile Home lot in
5 ACRES in Old Town, $61,500 MLS#755395 2 ACRES pvd rd, Homes Only in Trenton, $59,500 MLS#754810 54 ACRES in Chiefland
2.44 ACRES manicured prop. $39,900 MLS#755901 1.08 ACRES in Bell, $22,500 MLS#753658 5.02 ACRES in Chiefland, Hor
2.99 ACRES in Old Town, $32,000 MLS#757474 0.49 ACRE Tract on Build on Suw. Riv. $195,000 MLS#755483 10.02 ACRES in Bronson, V
2.83 ACRES in Old Town, $32,000 MLS#757476 0.24ACRE Tract Fanning $16,000 MLS#757580 0.90 ACRE Tract in Chiefl
2.11 ACRES in Old Town, $25,500 MLS#757491 1.06 ACRE Tract in Bell $20,000 MLS#754260 1.00 ACRE in Bronsor
P DlOR SALE Deen Lancaster, Broker
CASTEto1431 E Wade Street Looking for a rental? We hav

REAL Office: (352) 463-9494 3BR/2BA DWMH in Trent
Cell: (352) 665-1411
Fax: (352) 463-9455 $40Non-refundable /
EMAIL: lancasterrealty@bellsouth.net

Hometown Realty
Sof North Florida,. Inc.

Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA frame home on 2.27 acres.
New metal roof, siding, porches, C/HA, flooring, wood
cabinets, W/SIP, Open floor plan.
MLSN 754369 $129,900

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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Beautiful cypress log cabin nestled amongst naturally wooded 20
acres on paved road. Enjoy the feel of seclusion with the
convenience of being located just a mile from town. Additional
1450 sq.fL in basement for office, storage, etc...
M1]S#757142 $380,000



GOOD LOCATION Doublewide mobile home in good location
just north of Bell and just offof paved road. This 3BR/2BA home
has newer appliances and A/C unit and comes complete with
washer & dryer.
MLS#757769 585,000

Custom 3BR/2BA POOL1860 sq.ft. home on 5 acres. Arched
windows, french doors, tile counter tops, under roof patio to
screened pool, 40x40 Pole barn workshop w/ lean-to's, fenced
paddock & more.
MLS #752985 $250,000

5 naturally wooaec acres includes upgraded swMl w/open tloor
plan, ceramic tile flooring, metal roof& covered porch. Ext. Feat.
incl. bam, chicken coop, underground utilities & tree house with
MLS#758245 $105,000

jawLOsA Z,n 3/ q.r. home wire auwannce tiver Access.
Spectacular river views from covered porch, new wood flooring,
wood cabinets, guest quarters, ample storage area & more.
MLS#755973 $267,000

Attn: Horse Lovers! 3BR/2BA 1240 Sq.f. home on fenced & cross
fenced 5 acres. SS appliances, terra cotta tile & new carpeting, large
screened back porch, 2 stall horse barn. Less than a mile to both
Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers.
SMLS# 753224 $209.000

9 PARK-LIKE ACRES and completely remodeled 3BR/2BA Palm
Harbor home with 1960 sf.. All new sheetrock, flooring,
appliances, fixtures, 2 large outbuildings, fenced & x-fenced &
more MLS 1754067 $215,000

SELLER MOTIVATED" Very well kept 1992 3BR/2BA DWMH.
Home boasts 1600+ sq.fl. and is situated on very nicely wooded
8.57 acre comer lot. New roof, wood laminate flooring, fireplace,
large bedrooms with walk-in closets. MLS#751687 $89,900

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convenient to Gainesville, owner financ-
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Owner financing. No down payment.
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Pines have been thinned and
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Village style airpark proposed for Gilchrist County

(Continued from page 1)
80th Avenue and separates this devel-
opment from Loncala property.
Oak Tree Landing is proposing
624 residential units from condomin-
ium airplane-hanger dwellings and
golf villas to residential family units
from V4 acre to 1-acre lots. Accord-
ing to Stiles, the proposed village
is designed to be hidden within the
oak hammock surrounding it. There
will be a 100-foot wide buffer front-
ing CR 232 and 50-foot wide buffers
along the east, west and southern
John McPherson, attorney for
Gilchrist County, explained to the
board that this application identifies
two very important considerations
involving future developments in
Gilchrist County. Gilchrist County
has never had an application seeking
mixed-use development. There is no
text in the Comprehensive Plan that
identifies this type of development in
Gilchrist County.
The Gilchrist County Planning De-
partment presented questions for the
board's review that they felt should
be considered when reviewing this
application. The questions were:
Are there certain areas of the coun-
ty where mixed-use developments
would be best? What are the design
principals upon whom these types of
developments should be based? Is the
language being proposed for the text
amendments sufficient for Gilchrist
County's overall wants and needs?
What can be learned from other
communities that have implemented
mixed-use developments that can as-
sist Gilchrist County in its approach
to implementation?
McPherson asked the board to
consider if this type of development
would be good for Gilchrist County
and if the specific project is good on
this site. He explained to the board
that the team from Oak Tree Landing,

An architect's rendering of Oak Tree Landing's Special Area Plan includes a golf course, a runway, 654
residential units, fire department, emergency medical services and a community center.

Ltd has been meeting with Gilchrist
County Planning staff for almost a
year trying to work out the questions
and issues involving this develop-
ment before it was presented to the
Planning Commission. The Planning
Commission will make a recommen-
dation for or against this application
before it can be submitted to the De-
partment of Community Affairs for
review involving Comprehensive
Plan amendments.
"This is something totally new for
Gilchrist County," Alan Mikell said.
"I am very cautious about going for-

ward with this too fast. I would like
more time to consider additional in-
formation from our planner before
making a recommendation to the
board of county commissioners."
Michelle Crawford said that she
has been on the planning commission
for 20 years and she knows the com-
prehensive plan.
"Don't expect this board to go too
fast with this," Crawford told Stiles.
"We are going to protect our Gilchrist
County. Our concern is for Gilchrist
County and not someone else's in-
vestment that does not live here."

Roosevelt Stalvey asked if a de-
velopment of this type and size has
ever been constructed in a rural area
in the past. Stiles explained that there
are approximately 31 of these devel-
opments located in different areas in
Florida. There is one near Daytona
Beach known as Spruce Creek, it is
home to several NASCAR drivers
when they come into the Daytona
Beach area for racing.
Johnny Martin asked if it would be
possible for the board to visit one of
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Trenton High School

basketball coach suspended

By Carrie A. Mizell
With the district tournament just
one week away the Trenton High
School varsity boys basketball
coach has been suspended through
the rest of the season.
Trenton High School Principal
Lynette Langford confirmed Mon-
day that Coach Mark Latsko will no
longer be coaching the Tigers, but
he will continue teaching physical
education at the high school.
"At this point and time we have

When the chairman asked if any-
one attending the meeting would like
to address the board with comments,
Craig Watson, owner of Watson Dairy
addressed the board.
"It would be hypocritical to tell
you this should not be allowed, be-
cause I have always been in favor of
private property rights," Watson said.
"Mr. Stiles brought this property to
you for the highest and lest possible
use available."
Watson told the board there will
be conflicts involving this residential
development and Watson Farm since
the farm's primary spray field is lo-
cated within 600 feet of the proposed
golf course.
"I have learned to be a good neigh-
bor," Watson said. "This develop-
ment is zoned A-2 and could be
developed with mobile homes on 5-
acre parcels ... that I feel would be a
greater impact on Gilchrist County. I
have not seen anything thus far that
I can't accept, but I reserve the right
to come back before this board in a
future meeting."
Gilchrist County Planner Taylor
Brown shared his concerns on the
proposed development.
"This is a monumental change from
everything that I have reviewed and
read about involving the Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan for Gilchrist
County," Brown said. "This type of
development is a real departure from
Gilchrist County's past. I want to see
the first development of this type be

decided to go in a different direc-
tion with the basketball program,"
Langford said.
According to Langford, former
JV basketball coach Brandon High-
smith will take over for Latsko and
coach John Rowe Sr. will move up
from coaching middle school boys
to coach the JV team.
Latsko coached the varsity boys
to a 15-6 record in 2006 and the Ti-
gers have posted an 8-14 record so
far this season.

fully understood and it be considered
right for Gilchrist County before it is
Brown told the planning commis-
sion that additional time should be
given to gaining more information on
this type'of community.
The board will further review this
application with additional informa-
tion in the March 24 meeting, which
will be held at 6 p.m. in the Gilchrist
County Commission Meeting Facil-
ity, located at 210 South Main Street
in Trenton.
John Vickers, the Gilchrist County
School District representative to the
Planning Commission, asked the
board for a complete copy of the ap-
plication so he would be able to have
additional information involving the
impact the proposed development
would have on the Gilchrist County
School District.

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