Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00171
 Material Information
Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: April 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028300
Volume ID: VID00171
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ADA7475
oclc - 01458649
alephbibnum - 000579628
oclc - 1458649
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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 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 77 No. 52 n.n Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 17, 2008 Price 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State

Bell man dies Thursday

in 2-vehicle accident

Anhydrous ammonia:

By John M. Ayers
A Bell man that was a passenger in
a 1999 Honda sedan was killed April
10 when the vehicle was split into
two separate pieces following the
impact from a 1999 Ford Explorer,
reported Corporal L. N. Albritton of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Joshua D. Grissman, 30, of Bell
was reported to have been wear-
ing a safety belt when the impact of
the two-vehicle accident caused the
Honda to split in half from the right
side. The Honda was being driven by
Charles R. Grandy, III, 28, of Bell
when he was driving west on SR 247
approaching the intersection of CR
49 in Suwannee County.
The Ford truck was driven by Pa-
tricia R. Higgenbotham, 46, of Cart-
ersville, GA. She was traveling east
on CR 247 approaching the intersec-
tion of CR 49. The Honda sedan was

reported to have turned left into the
path of the Ford truck in the intersec-
tion. The front portion of the truck
struck the right side of the Honda
sedan. The four-door sedan separated
into two sections coming to final rest
on CR 49. The Ford Explorer over-
turned onto the roof following the
impact and came to final rest on the
southeast side of SR 247. The driver
of the Ford truck was ejected when
the vehicle overturned and was re-
ported to have sustained critical inju-
ries in this accident.
A second passenger in the Honda
sedan, Marty Blankenship, 49, of Bell
was reported to have been wearing a
safety belt at the time of the accident.
Marty was reported to have sustained
critical injuries in this accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol re-
ported charges in this accident are
pending a final investigation.

Law enforcement run

benefits Special Olympics
Every year law enforcement agencies from around the state show their
support for the Special Olympics by participating in the Florida Law
Enforcement Torch Run. Funds are generated through sales of Torch
Run T-shirts and hats and other fund raising events. Staff run hold-
ing the "Flame of Hope," passing it from agency to agency in different
counties throughout the state. Staff from Lanqaster Correctional In-
stitution in Trenton, who participated in the Special Olympics Torch
Run were: Captain Travis Lamb; Sgt. Dennis Harper; Sgt. Richard
Turner; Sgt. Keith Turner; Sgt. Sammy Smith; Sgt. Daniel Cherry;
Sgt. Doug Johnson; Sgt. Roger Mathis; Sgt. Tracy Sanders; Sgt. Mike
Devanie; Sgt. Andy Boswell; Officer J. Riley, Jr.; Officer Nate Mc-
Cardle; Officer Nick Greene; Officer Kenny Keeling, Jr.; Officer Justin
Gore; Officer Dennis Pendarvis; Officer James Addis; Officer Samuel
Corbin; Officer Millard Weeks, III; Officer Nigel Nygard; Officer
Gregg Waldron; Jonathan Reed, Academic Teacher; Jennifer Harrell,
Academic Teacher; Charlotte Swilley, Teacher's Aid; Dale Thigpen,
Vocational Instructor; Glen Thigpen, Vocational Instructor; Gus
Mazorra, Assistant Warden; Sgt. Carl Loy; Lt. Edwin Powell; Major
Billy Malloy; Annette Rolling, Assistant Warden and retired Lt. Bry-
ant Frye, GCSO ran the 3-1/2 miles from Lancaster CI to the County
Courthouse in Trenton.

Ray D. Hutchinson candidate

for School Board, Dist. 2
This is to announce that I will be
a candidate for Gilchrist County
School Board District 2. Four years I; i
ago I qualified for this position but

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Ray D. Hutchinson
was unable to continue due to ter-
minal illness of my wife who passed
away in 2006. I served 16 years as a
board member and would love to re-
My career included two years in
the military, 16 years with the State
Forestry Department where I was
the, supervisor for Levy and Gilchrist
counties for 11 years. After resigning
that position, I worked for 25 years
as an independent insurance agent.

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A farmer's fertilizer of choice now used to make illegal drugs

By Carrie A. Mizell
What was once only used by farm-
ers interested in a nitrogen fertilizer
well-suited to north Florida's sandy
soil, has become increasingly popu-
lar with thieves who steal anhydrous
ammonia because it is a key ingredi-
ent for making methamphetamine.
According to Captain Tony Cruse
of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Southern States, an agriculture
supply store located on SR 47 north
of Trenton, was burglarized two
nights in a row last week and over
the weekend.
While there were no leads in the
cases at press time, Cruse said the in-
tent of the thieves is clear.
"They have been hooking up little
propane tanks like you would use on
a grill to Southern States bigger tanks
to drain the anhydrous," Cruse said.
"The number of thefts picks up ev-
ery year when the anhydrous is being
used in the spring."
There is no gauge on the anhydrous
tanks to indicate the amount of anhy-
drous ammonia missing so South-
ern States employees only know the
tanks have been tampered with when
they notice lines from the tanks on
the ground, Cruse explained.
Last Tuesday morning Cruse said
that deputies from the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office recovered

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A security fence surrounds
Southern States. Other security
methods include the installation
of flood lights and surveillance.

During that time I founded what is
now Nature Coast Insurance Agency
from the ground up and made a very
successful agency. I am a member
of Bethel Baptist Church, the lo-
cal AARP Chapter and the Trenton
Rotary Club. I served two years as
a Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer be-
cause of my concern for children.
I feel that I have the experience,
desire and time to be an effective
school board member again and will
work tirelessly for the schools of this
My thanks to Mrs. Kathryn Fink
for agreeing to serve as my campaign
treasurer. Please feel free to call me
anytime at (352) 463-2431. My email
address is raymondhutchison@
Thank you for you consideration,
Raymond D. (Ray) Hutchinson

two 20-pound propane tanks left be-
hind by thieves. The Gilchrist County
Hazardous Materials team had to be
called to the scene because one of
the tanks was leaking ammonia gas,
which is colorless and has a sharp
odor. Exposure to even small amounts
of anhydrous ammonia can cause se-
vere chemical bums. Cruse said one
GCSO deputy had to be taken to the
hospital for chest x-rays after being
exposed to the leaking propane tank,
but the deputy has since returned to
According to Cruse, Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office deputies
have logged 20 patrols of the loca-
tion over the last week. During each
patrol, Cruse said deputies check to
make sure that all entrances to South-
ern States are secure. Despite the
increase in patrols, thieves are still
gaining access from State Road 47
and from Tyler Grade to the anhy-
drous ammonia through holes in the
fence, Cruse said.
Once thieves steal anhydrous it
is typically taken to a makeshift lab
and used to cook the illegal drug to
sell or maintain personal drug hab-
its. According to a report released by
the Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion, methamphetamine has become
the most dangerous drug problem in
small-town America.

While anhydrous ammonia has tra-
ditionally been an economically good
nitrogen fertilizer, Southern States is
now closely looking at the locations
carrying it and security measures be-
ing taken at these locations.
"We are concerned about the prod-
uct being used for illegal drugs," said
Stan Rogers, director of member re-
lations and public affairs at Southern
States. "The best security measure
may be to switch to an alternative
According to Rogers, theft of anhy-
drous ammonia is a growing problem
for agriculture suppliers throughout
the country most of whom are await-
ing new regulations by Homeland
Security regarding the storage, se-
curity and distribution of liquid fer-
tilizers before taking further safety
Southern States' Trenton store has
a security fence in place and six flood
lights have been installed on towering
poles to enhance visibility. A surveil-
lance camera has also been installed,
Rogers said. Safety valve locks are
now. standard on most of the nurse
tanks. In the off season anhydrous
ammonia is not carried at Southern
States locations because of the in-
crease in thefts.
"We are selling a lot less anhydrous
ammonia than we were at one time,"

Rogers said. "Only four locations
still carry it, which is a substantial
decrease and only a small percent-
age of Southern States total fertilizer
According to Rogers, Southern
States sells 3500 tons of anhydrous
ammonia each year. Several hundred
of those tons are sold in Gilchrist
County. However, the cost per ton
of anhydrous ammonia has doubled
since 2007 and now sells for $880 per
"The cost of fertilizer has gone
up dran'iatically within the last year
due to the United States becoming a
global economy," Rogers said. "Chi-
na and India are now buying more
Several local watermelon growers
like Jerry Quincey stopped using an-
hydrous ammonia a few years ago.
"I used it some in the past for grow-
ing melons, but mainly for corn and
I stopped growing corn four or five
years ago," Quincey said.
Quincey said he never had a prob-
lem with thieves' stealing anhydrous
ammonia from tanks in his fields.
Tighter government regulations on
the use of anhydrous. ammonia was
the primary complication, Quincey
"It just got easier to run the fertil-
izer through a pivot," Quincey said.

Kenrick D. Thomas candidate

for County Commission, Dist. 5
I am a lifetime resident of Gilchrist
County, I am 53 years old and will
be 54 in August. I served 4 years in
the USMC 71-75, manager of Pied-
mont Farms for 27 years, married to
Carolyn Cannon Thomas from Bell,
who has been employed with Bell El-
ementary School for 20 years.
I am the son of Audrey Thomas
of Bell and the late Shelton "Perk"
Thomas, who was a Gilchrist County
Commissioner for 16 years.
Four years ago I asked the citizens
of Gilchrist County for a chance to
work for you. With God's grace and ,
the support of the people I got that
privilege. Since I've been elected I Kenrick D. Thomas
have not taken this job lightly. I madeFarm 28 years. The three
a promise never to forget who I work Fas going on 28 y The three
for. I've been manager of Piedmont main reasons I've been there that
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Marilyn Bruce candidate for

Gilchrist County Tax Collector

To the citizens of Gilchrist County,
my name is Marilyn C. Bruce and I
am announcing my candidacy for
re-election to the office of Gilchrist
County Tax Collector.
I am a lifelong resident of Gilchrist
County and for the past 32 years have
worked in the Tax Collector's office;
the last 4 years serving as your cur-
rent Tax Collector.
The Tax Collector's Office has
maintained operation with the same
number of staff for the past ten years.
Having five (5) skilled employees
available for customer service and
along with our growing County, it is
imperative that your Tax Collector
also have the knowledge, skills and
ability to be a "working employee as
well as a Tax Collector."
Through the years, my office has
seen and met many challenges, es-
pecially in the software programs

Marilyn Bruce
which are mandated by state and lo-
cal government laws. Technology is
changing at a rapid pace, and having
the background and understanding of
Continued to page 4

I work for. I am honest and faithful
to the company. I do the very best at
whatever task that I am given. I bring
those same qualities to this job.
The decision I make doesn't affect
just one person it affects every citi-
zen in Gilchrist County and I don't
take that decision lightly. I've lost
some good friends on some of my de-
cisions. But I did it on what was right
and best for Gilchrist County.
I support our seniors and our stu-
dents. I make myself available to
anyone who wants to see me. I've
given this job 100%. I've tried to
treat people the way I would like to
be treated. I meet and see people all
the time and I will keep doing it. I'll
try to visit all the people I can over
the next few months. If you want to
talk to me or meet me, call me at your
convenience. Remember I work for
you. Thank you for your support and
consideration for re-election.
Kenrick D. Thomas
(352) 463-6101 (home)
(352) 214-3977 (mobile)

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Terry Stiles, left, representing Stiles Corporation presents a check for a donation for the youth involved in
Suwannee Valley Leagues, Inc. to Cloud Haley and Steve Buckles as Steve Halmos of the Stiles Corpora-
tion is pictured at right. Photo by Anna Wild of Freeze Frame Photography.

Submitted by SVL
Suwannee Valley Leagues Inc. is
an all volunteer, non-profit youth
sports organization dedicated to the
betterment of the youth of Gil-
christ County. SVL provides the
sport programs of basketball, base-
ball, softball, cheerleading, football
and soccer throughout the calendar
year. The youth recreation organiza-
tion is pleased to have received
a generous contribution from Oak

Tree Landing, Mr. Terry Stiles and
Mr. Steve Halmos. This $ 1,750
contribution will be put to good
use. As you already know, the Gil-
christ County Commissioners have
funded the building of a new field
at McArthur Park. That field was
completed this month. The contri-
bution from Oak Tree Landing will
be used to purchase two new sets of
aluminum bleachers for this field.
This sort of community commit-

ment from Oak Tree Landing along
with other Gilchrist County busi-
nesses, private citizens, churches,
Lancaster Correctional Institute, the
Gilchrist County School Board and
the Gilchrist County Commission
have helped to make Suwannee
Valley Leagues Inc. what it is to-
day. The youth sports organization is
very appreciative of all the support
we receive. We absolutely could
not do it without your help!

Quincey, Davis appointed SRWMD

governing board members

Governor Charlie Crist announced
last Friday the appointment of two
members to the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District governing
Donald J. Quincey, Jr., of Chief-
land, and Heath M. Davis, of Cedar
Key, were appointed to terms that
will expire in March 2012. The ap-
pointtments require, confirmation by
the Florida Senate. ..
Quincev will repre;enil he Lower
Smt.innee River Bas.in a.Id Davis
will serve as an at-large member.
The two replace Kelby Andrews,
of Chiefland, and Sylvia J. Tatum,
of Lawtey, whose terms expired on

March 1, 2008.
Quincey is owner and president
of Quincey Cattle Company. He at-
tended high school in Chiefland and
earned an Associate of Arts degree
from Santa Fe Community College.
He is a board member and treasurer
for the Florida Cattlemen's Associa-
Davis is vice president of Drum-
mond Community Bank. Prior to
banking, he was owner ,of the Heath
'avis Crabbing Company.
Davis served as mayor of Cedar
Key from 2000-2002 and continued
as a city commissioner through 2007.
He is founding chairman of the Ce-

dar Key Aquaculture Association and
treasurer for the Levy County Schools
Foundation and Historical Society in
Cedar Key. He also is a member of
the Cedar Key Lions Club.
Rounding out the District's nine-
member governing board are Louis
C. Shiver, chairman, of Mayo; John
Paul "J.P." Maultsby, vice chair,
of Madison; Georgia Jones, secre-
tary-treasurer, of Lake City; Oliver
J. "O.J." Lake, of Lake City; Dr. ,C.
Linden Davidson, of Lamont; Don
Curtis, Jr., of Perry; and David Flagg,
of Alachua.
Governing Board members serve
four-year terms without pay.

Tobacco awareness, prevention

programs will be offered in Gilchrist

The Quit Doc Research and Edu-
cation Foundation has been awarded
a grant from the State of Florida De-
partment of Health to provide tobacco
awareness and prevention programs
throughout Gilchrist County. The
programs are designed to reduce the
number of teenagers who start smok-
ing each year, to decrease the num-
ber of tobacco related deaths, and to
provide information on appropriate
methods to quit smoking.
"Tobacco use is the single biggest
public health problem in the United
States," reports Dr. Barry Hummel,
a Pediatrician who co-founded the
non-profit foundation. "We lose over
400,000 people every year to dis-
eases caused by tobacco. Sadly, they
are replaced by over one million chil-


Jon Reed man killed in

ATV accident


By John M. Ayers
A Hawthorne man was out riding
., his all terrain vehicle Saturday af-
ternoon when he lost control of the
4-wheeler and slammed into a tree,
ra reported Corporal Lena M. Ward of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
-Shaun Wesley Mason, 21, was
traveling on NE 77th Lane near Haw-
thorne when he was reported to have
lost control of a 2006 Polaris Preda-
tor ATV. Mason was eastbound and
was reported to have lost control on
the dirt roadway, which initiated the
ATV into a turn to the right. The 4-
wheeler traveled off the south shoul-
der where it overturned. The driver
was riding by himself when he was
ejected and hit a tree in the ditch on
the south shoulder of the right-of-
way. The 4-wheeler came to a final
rest facing in a southerly direction on
its right side on NE 77th Lane. The
driver at the time of the accident was
reported to have not been wearing a
helmet. Alachua County Fire Rescue
was dispatched to the scene and pro-
nounced the driver deceased.

Rebecca. \\oodin

dren and teenagers who are lured into
smoking by the predatory marketing
practices of the Tobacco Industry."
Several of the educational pro-
grams provided by the Quit Doc
Research and Education Foundation
are designed to point out to children
and teens exactly how the Tobacco
Industry targets America's youth.
"Each of our programs focuses on
a different, age-appropriate issue,"
says Dr. Hummel. "For elementary
school children, we show how newer,

bacco. For high school students, we
discuss the impact of onscreen to-
bacco use in movies and television
shows and the impact that such glam-
orization has on teen smoking."
There are also programs available
for adult groups and organizations,
including information for parents
on tobacco marketing that targets
their children, and information on
available programs and resources to
help tobacco users overcome nico-
tine addiction.. All programs are pro-

flavored tobacco products are mar- vided free-of-charge to
keted as if they are candy. In middle schools or organization
school classrooms, we discuss the is- groups or individuals ca
sue of tobacco advertising, especially information, or schedule
in magazines and convenience stores, by calling (866) 355-'
and how the false promises found in tional information is als
those ads entice teenagers to try to- www.qdref.org.

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Now ani T7hea

By Carrie A. Mizell

My husband Adam and I rent the
apartment we live in on top of a hard-
ware store in Callahan from a 93-
year-old woman who never misses a
Regardless of whether I'm leaving
the apartment at 6 a.m. to come to
Trenton or heading out around 9 to
do our laundry on my days off she is
always tipping across the parking lot
on her way to work at Brandies Ace
Mrs. Lucille Brandies and her hus-
band opened the hardware store many
years ago and today her grandson
manages the store. Despite her age,
Mrs. Brandies gets up every morning
to patrol the parking lot and go sit at
her desk in the office (with her door
open) to make sure the store is go-
ing to open up for the day. Around 11
a.m. she has one of her three daugh-
ters, all of whom she raised as babies
in our apartment, take her to hmch in
Folkston. After lunch she calls it a
day and heads home.
The wise woman never lets a week
go by that she does not offer me some
sage advice, especially since she
heard that Adam and I are expecting
a baby in October.

( Letters to

Oak Tree Landing BBQ
I had a magical time Saturday -
went to Rudy's Airport, enjoyed
great barbeque from Huckleberry's,
learned about the limits on the size
of aircraft at the proposed airpark
and why they felt it was necessary to
begin building with individual wells
and septic tanks. They were candid
enough to reveal their proposal is
evolving into more of a golf commu-
nity than an airpark. The construc-
tion jobs sound great in the current
economy. So do the touted increases
in tax revenues, but there was no off-
setting accounting for the costs of
the additional governmental services
which will be required. I say magical
because we all know magic is an illu-
sion, where our attention is diverted
from what really is happening. Such
is the case.
The Planning and Zoning Board
meeting on 28 April is not about Oak
Tree Landing at all. Our current Land
Development Code (LDC) would re-
quire multiple patchwork zoning ac-
tions to accommodate such a mixed
land use development. The meeting
is about establishing a brand new
land use category called a Special
Area Plan (SAP) which will permit a
developer to cluster residential devel-
opment among various mixed uses
such as an airport, golf courses, sta-

Now, everytime she sees me she
asks first how I am feeling, then she
inquires as to whether or not I have
gotten sick yet, followed by "How
much weight have you gained?"
Apparently, Mrs. Brandies was
sick throughout all three of her preg-
nancies ... She told me the fact that
1 have not been sick yet most likely
means our baby will be a boy.
When she first started inquiring,
the weight question really threw me
off, but now 1 just smile and laugh.
She informed me that she only gained
10 pounds with two of her daughters
and 12 pounds with her third daugh-
ter Tricia (who was born longer than
the first two girls).
Mrs. Brandies told me that I will
probably be like her and only gain 10
pounds ... I made no promises to that
since corn dogs suddenly taste better
than ever before!
Every week she says to me at least
once, "Carrie, you are going to be like
I was! Some women find out they are
expecting and just completely retire,
but we're not that type."
I can only assume what she meant
by "retire"... give up on life, suffer
depression, gain lots of weight!

the Editor )

bles, spas, restaurants, convenience
stores, etc. Proposed restrictions on
SAPs include a minimum 320 acre
project size and preservation of 50%
of the area as open. The number of
residential units is limited by the
acreage of the project. That is sinmi-
lar to our current Planned Residential
Development (PRD) land use except
additional non residential uses are
not only permitted, but are excluded
from the density calculations.
SAP is an apropos acronym. Sap
can refer to an organism's vital fluid
or its mettle. A sap can also refer to
the trench used to undermine a be-
sieged fortification or the blackjack
used to bludgeon an individual. I feel
we are being played for saps, fools
or stupid individuals. Our LDC cur-
rently limits residential development
from 0.00625 to 4.356 units per acre
depending on location and the car-
rying capacity of the soils involved.
The average densities of PRDs must
also conform to these locational re-
strictions. Not so with SAPs. The
permitted density is a uniform aver-
age of 1.0 unit per acre and there are
no restrictions on where SAPs may
be located. The underlying permitted
density for the Oak Tree Landing site
is 0.2 units per acre, so a SAP will
permit 5 times the residential units
'currently allowed: A SAP at Otter

Date High .ILow High Low
Thu 2.917 ft. 0.461 ft. 3.025 ft. 0.162 ft.
Apr 17, 08 12:51 AM 7:18 AM 1:05 PM 7:41 PM
Fn 2.975 ft. 0.591 ft. 3.201 ft. -0.133 ft.
Apr 18, 08 1:38 AM 7:50 AM 1:29PM8:19PM
Sat 2.979 ft. 0.743. ft. 3.332 ft. -0.320 ft.
Apr 19, 08 2:19 AM 8:19 AM 1:53PM8:53PM
Sun 2.941 ft. 0.898 ft. 3.420 ft -0.411 ft.
Apr 20, 08 2:56 AM 8:47 AM 2:18PM9:25PM
Mon 2.864 ft. 1.042 ft. 3.4751t. -0.422 ft.
Apr 21, 08 3:32 AM 9:15 AM 2:43 PM 9:56 PM
Tue 2.758 ft. 1.170 ft. 3.500ft -0.374 ft.
Apr 22, 08 4:08 AM 9:42 AM 3:09 PM 10:28 PM
Wed 2.628 ft. 1.284 ft. 3.496 ft. -0.278 ft.
Apr 23, 08 4:44 AM 10:11 AM 3:38 PM 11:02 PM
Full Moon: 4/20 6:27 AM Apogee: 4/23 6:00 AM

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,Name: Major Lancaster
Age: 6
* Lives: Trenton
School: Kindergarten student at
* Trenton Elementary School
Family: Parents, Deen and Lena
Lancaster; brother, Matthew, 7 and
* sister, Mariah, 3
Pets: One dog, Diego; two cats,
*Butterscotch and Holstein; one
rooster, Bo; ducks that we haven't
*named yet; and 13 chicks.
SLikes about school: Going outside
to play.
*Dislikes about school: Gettin'
* What's something your parents
tell you all the time? Major, be-
* When you grow up what do you
want to be? FBI because I want to
* arrest people that are being really
Is it hard being a big brother?
,Yeah, cause my sister aggravates
me. She's pretty mean ... she hits!
* What do you hope to teach your
little sister? To swim she don't
*know how yet. Our pool is too

Springs would permit 10 times the
units; in the Waccasassa Flats, 160
times. Don't laugh. The developer-
proposed language would permit 320
singlewides set 5 feet apart on a 320
acre parcel as long as they were vi-
sually buffered from the main road
and the rest of the space set aside
for a recreational mud bog and a bar.
Keeping half the space open won't
offset the gross increase in housing
units allowed.
SAPs do have their advantages;
they are a great "golden parachutes"
for bankrupt farmers or those wish-
ing to cash out and retire. The major
disadvantage is the lack of restric-
tions on where they may be estab-
lished and the increase in residential
density to 1.0 unit per acre. Oak Tree
Landing was pieced together from 11
parcels, 4 of them 20 acres or less.
If all the non governmental parcels in
Gilchrist County larger than 39 acres
are grouped into SAPs, the county's
population will top 450,000. Can you
say Palm Coast West or The Villages
North? SAPs are an invitation to rape
and a license tO pillage the county.
No need to pipe the county's water to
south Florida; just move the people
here to consume it. This is what to ex-
pect if we let developers rewrite our
LDC to suit their whims. The county
is under no legal obligation to accept
Stiles' proposed changes; they knew
the rules when they invested. But if
we accommodate them, we must let
every developer operate under those
same modified rules.
I would beg for a bit of mercy
for our Planning and Zoning Board
members and our County Commis-
sioners. Please do not barrage them
with phone calls; they would like
to have a life too. Instead write the
Gilchrist Community Development
Department at 209 SE 1st St, Tren-
ton, Fl 32693-3215, with a request
that the County Commission not be-
come yellow-bellied SAP suckers.
Promise not to reelect any commis-
sioner who supports SAPs or fails to
remove a Planning and Zoning Board
member who does. Sign it with your
name and voter ID number. Support-
ers can do likewise. If we all invest in
the postage, we can make this a vir-
tual referendum.
Steve Gladin
Waters Lake

Major Lancaster
deep for her. 0
Favorite food: Chicken and tur-
key ... fried.
Favorite movie: "Star Wars" *
Who's your hero? The fire truck
company cause they put out fires. *
One time: I petted a goat right af-
ter it was bom at Mr. Bob's house
he's my neighbor. The goat is white
with brown on its neck. It's grown
a little bit now, we go see it a lot. I 0
want to get some goats one day ...
they don't stink too bad.

Oak Tree Landing,
bottling company, King
Road Mine, nuclear
power plant
It was only a matter of time until
the residents of Gilchrist, Levy and
Dixie County came under full assault
concerning a land grab from south
Florida developers.
I moved here from the northeast
ten years ago. As a boy, I watched my
favorite farms and woods that I hunt-
ed, bulldozed, paved and developed
at an alarming rate because of greed
and poor planning. I started traveling
to southwest Florida in 1967 to visit
my grandparents. I also watched the
same scenario play out there to. I can
assure you once the door is open to
unregulated and incompatible indus-
try and developments that will be the
end of the present way of life here in
North Central Florida.
Imagine waking up to planes fly-
ing over your house all hours of the
day and night and more traffic on our
roads from people most us probably
have nothing in common with. How
about more truck traffic and more
non-English speaking truck drivers
on RT 340 if the new bottling plant
is approved. Never mind the fact
it would pull more water from our
aquifer when we are still struggling
with a drought.
How about King Road Mine and a
Nuclear Power Plant in Levy County.
Did you ever travel on south Hwy 19
into CrystalfRiver? One of the first
things you see is a big ugly smoke
stack from the nuclear power plant
there. Now they want to build one in
Levy County across from the one in
Crystal River. Granted we need elec-
tricity, but do we want this eye soar
on our side of the river? Let them
expand in Citrus County instead of
Levy County.
And last but not least we have
the King Road Mine. No industry
can stop an accident from happen-
ing concerning pollution and I do
not care what type of safeguards this
mine has. They are trying to buy their
way into Levy County by claiming
to put aside land for conservation.
The mine claims that they are needed
because of all of the building going
on in Florida. What building? It is a
buyers' market here in North Central
Florida last I heard and hardly any-
one is building anything.
All of these industries claim that
they will provide jobs and tax incen-
tives when they are up and running.
Paying minimum wage is not go-

Lottery Numbers
April 9
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $13 million

5-Digit Winners:
61 at $5,945.50

4-Digit Winners
3,740 at $78.50

3-Digit Winners:
76,248 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

April 12
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $17 million

5-Digit Winners:
98 at $4,752

4-Digit Winners:
5,268 at $71.50

3-Digit Winners:
109,299 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:

By Cindy Jo Ayers
They're baaaacccck!!! Recently out the
I was pushing my cart through the ate shrimr
Newberry Hitchcock's store when wonderful
out of the comer of my eye I spot- have bee
ted a familiar cream-colored bag. I grits ever
brought my buggy to a skidding halt The fo
and low and behold to my delight I recipe, I
saw the bag I've been hunting for ture this
quite sometime. Yes sir, there they fry well-
were... a fat little pack of almost Di- then mak
xie Lily Grits, well not really Dixie over this
Lily because they have gone out of them jus
business, with just
Several months ago after not be- black pet
ing able to find my favorite grits on ing them
the local store shelves I did a little tastin' be
research and found out Dixie Lily of crean
had gone out of business. After talk- Pepper B
ing to one of the former plant man-
agers I learned that they would be
coming back under a.new company. 4 cups w
The new company's name is Dixie 1/2 teasp
Mills and they make not only great 3 tables
grits but also corn meal and my fa- 1 cup sto
vorite hush puppy mix which comes 1/4 cupw
in a red bag. To ma
Last Friday I talked to the Dixie ter, salt a
Mills company man in Tifton, Geor- in heavy-
gia but unfortunately he could not the grits
tell me much because it seems there to a boi
is an ongoing lawsuit between sev- cook ov
eral former partners in the Dixie Lily for aboul
Company. Well, I was sure sorry to tablespoon
hear that because those bodacious cream. R
court cases can foul things up and in When co
this case one was interfering with my much liq
grits eating. runny ju,
Since I couldn't get him to tell me without
what I wanted to hear which was
"These are the same old grits you've
eaten your entire life," not wanting
to pin the guy down, I did a little
experimenting of my own over the
weekend. I cooked up a big ol' pot 1/2 cup c
of grits and bless their sweet hearts 2 1/4 cup
they taste just like my old Dixie Lily Rising So
grits. So if y'all have been missing 4 slices i
good grits, give the Dixie Mills brand 1 teaspo
a try. Repiember you have to cook ground if
old fashioned stone ground quick 1 1/4 cur
grits for about 30 minutes or a little A little e:
longer. The longer you cook them 2 tables
the creamer they become. I checked Mix flow
Tuesday morning and we have them in a bow
at our Trenton Hitchcock's store look inch slic
on the cereal aisle. mixture
Throughout the years, grits have blender,
developed into a comfort food that and chill
many families enjoy not only for milk, sting
breakfast, but as a delicious side dish ents are
for meals as well. Grits have also been onto a lig
credited with getting many Southern 3 or 4 tin
families through the Depression Era flour if r
of the 1930s. rectangle
Recently grits have also gone up- and 1/2
scale; wouldn't you know it they fi- inch roum
nally caught on to how good grits are. greased i
They are now featured on menus in for 12 t
many five-star restaurants through- pan and
while still

ing to stimulate anything. Con
ing skilled workers, are they g
give preference to residents
Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Co
and pay them top wages or are
going to bring in foreigners and
them half of what they could pa






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country. A few years ago I
ip and grits at one of those
ul Charleston restaurants and
n a huge fan of shrimp and
r since.
allowing is my favorite grits
really like the creamy tex-
recipe has. I often flour and
-pounded beet round steak
:e gravy and serve the gravy
grits recipe. Although I like
st as well cooked in water
a hunk of butter and a lot of
upper the way we grew up eat-
. Can you imagine anything
better alongside a big helping
ny-buttery grits than a hot
Bacon Biscuit?

oon salt
oons unsalted butter
ne ground quick grits
whipping cream
ke the grits combine the wa-
nd butter and bring to a boil
-bottomed sauce pan. Pour in
slowly once the water comes
I and stir well. Cover and
er low heat, stirring often,
t 30 to 45 minutes. Add two
ons butter and the whipping
Remove the grits from heat.
cooking grits if you have too
uid and the grits are a little
st cook them a while longer
a lid.

:old butter
p self-rising (White Lily Self-
oft Wheat) flour
bacon crumbled
oon black pepper (fresh
f possible)
>s buttermilk
xtra flour
poons melted butter, optional
ir, black pepper and bacon
vl. Cut cold butter into 1/4
es and cut butter into flour
until crumbly using a pastry
two knives or a fork. Cover
for 10 minutes. Add butter-
rring just until dry ingredi-
moistened. Turn dough out
ghtly floured surface; knead
nes only, adding a little extra
needed. Pat the dough into
shape until its between 3/4
inch thick and cut with 2
nd cookie cutter. Placed on
pan and bake at 475 degrees
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brush with melted butter
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going while. The future is in our han
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Cash 3 Drawing:

Page Three

For He Spoke And It Was Done
(Kent Heaton)

The Psalms are filled with words of praise to the glory made are of no avail. The mighty empire of Egypt is
and honor of Jehovah God. It would benefit us to spend nothing more than a place of dust. All nations that have
many hours meditating upon the many different psalms sought to build world dominance have fallen as so many
that address the greatness of God, His majesty, His power toy soldiers. God still rules.
and His sovereignty. Psalm 33 is filled with the "The counsel of the Lord stands forever." When
overwhelming evidence of how great God is. The nations begin to see the power of God and trust in Him,
psalmist exhorts all to "rejoice in the Lord" and "praise they will be blessed. As the nations believes or
the Lord" for the "word of the Lord is right, and all His disbelieves is God is how the nation will stand or fall.
work is done in truth." The character of God is "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." The idea
measured in righteousness and. justice and because of of "In God We Trust" has been lost in our society and God
Him; there is much goodness in the world. will remind us again one day of how great He is and how
When man begins to measure himself to the Almighty, small we are.
he finds he is no more than a speck of dust before the The Lord sees all things and is knowledgeable of all
Creator. God created the world with His Words. things. "The Lord sees from heaven; He sees all the
(Genesis 1 -"Then God said...") Everything was created sons of men." He knows what we are doing or what we
by the words spoken by God. Man can create but he can are not doing. Truth is not lost on the eye of the Lord. No
only create with his hands. The power of speaking words king is saved by the multitude of an army. What great
to create shows the difference between the creation and army has stood very long? As the nations have perished,
the Creator. so have the mighty armies that have arisen to bring all
Man has sought to conquer his world through travel, men under their control.
science, industry and his imagination. This is nothing The conclusion of man is to know that he must stand
before God as God is the one who "gathers the waters of before the Creator and give answer. "The eye of the Lord
the sea together as a heap" and "lays up the deep in is on those who fear Him." There can be no other hope,
storehouses." For this reason, all should fear the Lord no other blessing, no other shield than the mighty Jehovah
and "stand in awe of God." When God spoke, the world God who rules and reigns above men. He holds our
was created. When God spoke, man was created. "For breath in his hand. (Daniel 5:23)
He spoke and it was done; He commanded, and it stood To rejoice in the Lord is to trust in His holy name.
fast." ."Nor is there any salvation in any other, for there is no
How can man stand before such an awesome God? other name under heaven given among men by which we
How is it that man can seek to elevate himself above the must be saved." (Acts 4:12) It becomes a matter of trust
majesty and power of such a God? If God is so great, and obedience to the will of God. All the hope man can
why would man seek to become his own God? Psalm 33 ever seek to attain is found in trusting in the Creator and
answers these questions. "The Lord brings the counsel being saved by the Son. "0, Lord my God. When I in
of the nations to nothing; lie makes the plans of the awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands
peoples of no effort." All the great plans that men have have made."

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

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Traci Bryan and daughter Jessica shown at the family's new furniture store.

TBS Furnishings and former Roberts
Family Furniture will merge

By Carrie A. Mizell
Having donated a kidney to her
sister six months ago, Traci Bryan
of Bell understands the important
role the National Kidney Founda-
tion plays in helping save the lives
of people suffering with kidney dis-
ease. Bryan's drive to support the
health organization has prompted her
to give the proceeds from all sales
of donated furniture to the National
Kidney Foundation.
Prior to her surgery, Bryan said she
could never have imagined she would
purchase two furniture stores in Bell
within a month.
"I thought this might be a good op-
portunity to bring my kids to work,
continue to home-school and make a
little extra money," Bryan said. "My
husband and I chose to do this after a
lot of thought and prayer."
Bryan opened TBS Furnishings on
March 19 after major renovations at
the store's location 3249 W. Railroad
Lane, Suite 3. She had been in busi-
ness just two and a half weeks when
she heard from a friend that Larry
Roberts, owner of Roberts Family
Furniture on US 129, was closing his
furniture business. Her interest was
peeked when she heard Roberts' in-
ventory was for sale, but Bryan said
she could not afford to make the pur-
chase. Soon after Bryan's parents,
Jinet and Ho,. ard Smith, visited Bell
they insisted on going do%% n tQoook
at Roberts' store and subsequently

purchase the store with Bryan.
"So now I have new and used fur-
niture!" Bryan said.
Rent is paid on the Roberts Family
Furniture store location through the
end of April and Bryan plans to move
the new furniture to her TBS Furnish-
ings store location.
New furniture will be added to
TBS Furnishings, which currently
features used furniture, home acces-
sories and "antiques, which Bryan
plans to add to frequently by going to
auctions in Williston, High Springs
and Lake City. "We opened with two
good consigners and since then we
have added 10 more," Bryan said. "If
you are replacing your dining room
set bring your old one here and get a
little money out of it, or go through
your storage unit and bring your fur-
niture here to sell."
Bryan explained that her hus-
band and childhood sweetheart, Bell
Mayor Daryl Bryan, plans to feature
fresh water and salt water aquariums,
ponds and all necessary supplies at
TBS Furnishings. Bryan explained
that plans are for the business to sell
Koi as well, but first her husband
must complete his aquaculture certi-
fication. .
Bryan also plans to take over the
U-Haul business that Roberts for-
4merly .operated. TBS Furnishingssis
open Tue.da. and Frid.i 'fm.'.in'"f)
Sm..-to ,8&p.imn. Monday.
Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

I, Tabitha McCumber, would like to thank

Sanchiei z "wan& e'unan Sancfaez, JU.

JAtewentiona cvtdlioog

S3uce & Juu&e 5JAeanu,

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Ait ayt* & Cewznic Sazcf&z

Happy Birthday wishes to: Jim
Chaplain, James Durden, Linda Gore,
Jennifer Karasek Geiger, Danielle
Eason, and Mindy Gaylord on April
17; Percy Langford, JoAnn Faught,
Zelda Mikell, Mike Edwards, and
Savannah Jones on April 18; Jennifer
Munn, Valerie Elmore, and Autumn
Peth on April 19; Clarice Fowler,
Russell Miller, Betty Sue Langford,
and Peggy Latner onApril 20; Charlie
Hatch, Genee Hurlston, and Jeannie
Kelley on April 21; Joe Gould, Ma-
ria Anderson, and Kim Lee on April
22; Mark Lang, Joseph Thrash, Evan
McQuiston, Stanley MacHenry, Jes-
sica Mahoney, and Tommy Philman
on April 23.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Valenzuela on April
17; Alan and Denise Harrison on
April 22.

marriages in
Gilchrist County
Milford Gordon Ridgeway,
10/12/1984, Danielle LaShane Jen-
kins, 10/3/1986, both of Trenton,
were married on 4/5/2008 in Trenton
by Joel L. Ward, notary public.

Application for
Terry Lynn Adkins, 5/6/1984, and
Ashley Tabitha Pevey, 9/15/1985,
both of Trenton.
William Ray Sheppard, 1/17/1977,
and Penny Lane Wesley, 4/1/1974,
both of Bell.

Marilyn Bruce
Continued from page 1
the Tax Collector's office gives me a
greater advantage in order to contin-
ue to lead the office forward giving
you the quality of efficient, friendly
service you deserve and have come
to expect.
I appreciate the support and confi-
dence that you have shown in me as
your current Tax Collector, and I am
once again asking for your vote and
support in the upcoming election. If
you have any questions or concerns,
please feel free to contact me at (352)
463-3178 (Office) or (352) 472-3957
(Home), or stop by the office at your
convenience to meet me personally.
Thank you
Marilyn C. Bruce
i Ctified,I Flri0 4Collector,

Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuges "Fire
Away for a Better Earth
Day" celebration
Okefenokee National Wildlife Ref-
uge (NWR) will celebrate Earth Day
and National Wildlife Week with a
litter clean-up, bike fitness ride, and a
"Discover Okefenokee" bicycle tour
on Saturday, April 19th, from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. A special sunset boat tour
will be offered from 6:30 p.m. 8:30
p.m. that evening.
Long distance riders looking for a
challenging ride may begin early by
meeting at 9 a.m. at the Okefenokee
Education and Research Center, lo-
cated at Hwy. 40 and Third Street in
Folkston. The group will ride from
downtown Folkston to the Refuge,
then tour Swamp Island Drive, en-
joying all of the activities and dis-
plays on hand. Riders may return
to Folkston at their leisure, riding a
total of approx. 41 miles. Admis-
sion cost to the refuge for bicyclists
is $1. Contact Terry Landreth, owner
of Camden Bicycle Center, at (912)
576-9696 .for more information.
On-site events begin with a litter
clean-up, sponsored by Okefeno-
kee Wildlife League, Keep Charlton
Beautiful, and the Georgia Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT), from
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the refuge en-
trance, GA Route 121/23 southwest
of Folkston. Show your support for
protecting the environment by partic-
ipating in a clean up service project
along the Okefenokee Parkway. The
Georgia DOT will provide plastic
gloves, bags, and safety vests. The
litter cleanup is subject to cancella-
tion in the event of inclement weather.
Following the cleanup, the event con-
tinues with a "Discover Okefenokee"
bicycle tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
the refuge. Visitors are encouraged to
bring their bicycles (bicycle helmets
are required by state law for children
under age 16) and enjoy a day of ex-
ploring the Refuge. Camden Cycling
Club will be performing free bicycle
safety checks for all riders. Inter-
pretive stations located throughout
the 8 mile loop along Swamp Island
Drive will feature exhibits on the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, City
of Folcston, Keep Charlton Beauti-
ful, Folkston Lion's Club, and Drift-
wood. Displays and demonstrations
about wildland firefighting, home
fire protection, wildlife photography
and observation, the endangered red-
cockaded woodpecker, conservation
methods, early inhabitants of the
swamp, Leave No Trace techniques,
and Okefenokee's plants and animals
will be featured. Visitors can recycle
ink cartridges, eye glasses, hearing

Large crowd of Dudley Farm supporters gathered in the back of the Dudley's
historic farmstead to enjoy a live Bluegrass band at night and eat delicious
desserts prepared by our volunteers and the Friends of Dudley Farm groups.
The Saturday, April 12 event enjoyed mild weather and a "slight breeze. All
the funds raised at this event will be used at Dudley Farm State Historic Park
located just north of Newberry.

aids, and cell phones at participating
booths. There will also be fun crafts
and activities for everyone. Okefe-
nokee Adventures will offer special
food options at Camp Cornelia Caf6
in recognition of Earth Day.
At the Swamp Boardwalk, pro-
grams featuring live captive birds
from the Sanctuary at Sapelo will be
presented at selected times. A special
presentation of Dr. Suess's "The Lo-
raz" by Driftwood will also be pre-
sented. Participants who visit every
station during the Bicycle Tour will
receive a free t-shirt with original art-
work from the "Earth Day Grocery
Bag Project", while supplies last.
At 6:30 p.m., Okefenokee Ad-
ventures will be offering a two-hour
sunset boat tour in the Okefenokee
Swamp. Seat prices for the sunset
boat tour are $25 per adult (age 12
and up) and $17 per child (age 5-11).
Children under 5 years old are free.
Contact Okefenokee Adventures at
(912) 496-7156 for reservations at
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least 24 hours in advance.
All activities are free except
guided boat tours. Entrance fees are
$5 for each private vehicle and $1
for each bicycle ridden into the ref-
uge. Sponsors of the Bicycle Tour,
Litter Clean-up, and Grocery Bag
Art Project include the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Okefenokee
Wildlife League, Camden Cycling
Club, Kiwanis of Folkston, Folkston
Lion's Club, Keep Charlton Beau-
tiful; Sanctuary on Sapelo, Leave
No Trace, Okefenokee Adventures,
Harvey's Supermarket in Folkston,
Canaday Grocery in St. George, and
Waste Management Chesser Island
Landfill. The refuge is located 8
miles southwest of Folkston off Hwy.
121/23. For more information about
this and other events, please contact
the Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge Visitor Center at (912) 496-

Mission Statement
"As Sheriff of Gilchrist County, my mission will be to provide
the highest level of professional Law enforcement service to
all of the citizens of Gilchrist County, and to create safe communities
by building partnerships that work to prevent crime."


Paoe Four

Mr. Terry Parrish & Mr. Ronnie Smith

and the Gilchrist County Fair Boosters
for buying my Feeder Steer
"Ace" at the 2008 Suwannee River Fair

. Allie Lang & "Ace
Allie Lang & "Ace"


Miss Sarah Wilkerson

for buying my Fat Steer

"Jumping Bean" at the

2008 Suwannee River Fair!

Mill Lang & "JB"

Also, special thanks to
Mrs. Julie C. Thomas for your
extra support!

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Local realtors receive


Robin Schultz of Horizon Realty and Jean Troke of Troke Realty

The Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy
Board of Realtors congratulate Robin
Schultz of Horizon Realty of Alach-
ua and Jean Troke of Troke Realty in
Trenton for recognition of their long
term contributions to the Realtors Po-
litical Action Committee (RPAC).
Robin received a plaque recogniz-
ing her as a "Capital Club" member.
To receive this honor you have to
contribute at least $99 in one year to
the Committee and Jean received her
Gold Sustaining plaque and her me-
dallion/pin for tireless contributions

for the past years.
We are very proud of their dedica-
tion to our Board and the local com-
munities which they service.
The monies that are contributed
each year by your local Realtors al-
low these Realtors the opportunity to
attend legislative hearings in Talla-
hassee to voice our community con-
cerns and have our voices heard.
Keep up the good work!
Rustie Ames, Realtor
Public Service Committee

Fanning Springs
Chamber Happenings
The Fanning Springs Chamber of
Commerce will be holding a fund
raising Yard and Bake Sale on Satur-
day, April 19 at their new office. The
location is one block off of Hwy. 19,
at 9890 Florida Street. This is be-
hind the Huckleberry's BBQ place
and backs up to the Greenway Trail.
There will be a wide range of items to
choose from. Come enjoy free coffee
and cookies while you browse about.
There will also be a food concession-
aire on site for sandwiches and more.
We will be starting at 8:00 o'clock in
the morning until'?
The next meeting for the Chamber
will be held at noon on Wednesday
the 16th at The Brick Grille in Old
Town. Guest speakers will be Shelia
Frierson and Susan Lamb of Omni
HomeCare services. We also will
be welcoming our new President
Becky Sanford, who was elected at
last month's meeting. She has many
plans in the works for the Chamber
and brings much energy to make
things happen. Please come join us
Submitted by
Velma Poole, Secretary
(352) 463-9089
or (352) 339-2248

Gilchrist County
Woman's Club news
On April 10, 2008, the Gilchrist
County Woman's Club hosted its an-
nual dinner for the graduating senior
women from Trenton and Bell High
Schools. A lovely dinner with ham
and all the trimmings was served and
afterwards, our guest speakers, Alam
Mendez and Terri McDonald, gave a
very informative talk about domestic
violence and rape.
Following that, each senior wom-
an introduced their guests and told
us about the plans they have for the
future. We were very proud of these
ladies and all of their accomplish-
At our meeting this month, a list
of nominees for club officers was
read, voted on and approved. Also
discussed were plans for future fund-
raisers, and members were asked for
Our next regular meeting is on May
8, 2008. We will have installation of
officers and this will be the last meet-
ing for the club until September. All
members are encouraged to attend
and to keep in mind that club dues
are now due.
The 50/50 door prize was won by
Alam Mendez and the flowers on the
tables were raffled off. In addition,

Thank You to the following businesses

and individuals for purchasing my steer

at the Suwannee River Fair:

# Custom Pine Straw, Larry K. Thompson

i sell Auto Parts, Jeff Reed

Spears Trucking, J.J. Spears

% Smith Septic, Roy Smith

# Capital City ank, Clif 5radley

%Paniel Slaughter

WP of ell, Moon

*aRandy Purden

Rick 6- Jan Hendricks
% Papa Jimmie

Papa Granny Rowe

Sana Pat

Papa Thomas

% Leslie Latonya Hodge

Ricky & Ellen Hodge

% Pad 6 Mom

* Hamburgers reign at Lou's Burgers&

More in Bell

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By Carrie A. Mizell
0 Hamburgers are a hot commod-
ity at Lou's Burgers & More in
* Bell.
According to owners, Todd and
* Krystal Holley hungry hamburger
enthusiasts have been known to
drive from as far away as Lake
* City and Gainesville to bite into a
fresh, juicy hamburger.
* Hamburgers are not the only
items Lou's features, popular
daily lunch specials are also of-
* fered. Lunch specials range from
spaghetti and country fried steak
* to sloppy joes and tacos. Grou-
per or shrimp reign on Fridays as
* the daily lunch special and there
is always a hamburger special on
Saturday as Lou's 10 employees
* cater to families going to and com-
ing from ballgames.
* "We fed the softball team not
too long ago," Krystal said. "I like
that we're really involved in the
a community now."
Since opening Lou's Burgers
* & More on February 7, Todd and
Krystal have focused on keeping
* their restaurant family oriented.
After all it is family that inspired
the couple, who both have a back-
" ground in law enforcement, to
purchase the restaurant. Krystal's
* grandmother, Ada Lou Floyd
Rowland owned and operated The
" Country Kitchen in Trenton while

Krystal was a small child.
"I thought it was neat," Krystal
said. "We're keeping the family thing
Lou's Burgers & More is located

on US 129 in Bell. Hours of opera-
tion are: Monday Thursday from *
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m.
to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. and closed on Sunday. *

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each of our guests was
of flip flops made by cli
We thank everyone that
hope to see all our mem
next meeting.

given a pair
ub members.
attended and
mbers at the

Anne Talley

Looking for Volunteer
The Center for Independent Liv-
ing of North Central Florida's Rural
Ramp Program has an opportunity for
groups, organizations, clubs, church-
es and contractors to offer one day of
their time to build a wheelchair ramp
for a low income person or family in
Levy County. We will be building
one or two ramps in your county next
month from the funds received from
two grants.
We have built a total of 9 ramps
in 4 counties in our first year. Our.
9th ramp was built in Cedar Key last
month. Funds are raised by county
and are used only to purchase ma-
. trials. for. the .ramps.- The counties
where building permits are required
have waived the permit fees.
Volunteers needed: Contractors to
oversee construction, supply the tools
needed, and file a permit where re-
quired. Groups of 8-10 people, aged
16 or older, no experience necessary.
Groups to supply lunch for the build-
ers and ramp recipient family.
Just bring your enthusiasm and
energy and have a great time doing
something to make life a little easier
for someone in your community.
Future ramp recipients must quali-
fy for a free ramp. The household in-
come limits are based on the county's
HUD Very Low Income rate used by
SHIP and CDBG Programs. There is
no age limit. We have a long wait-
ing list for 13 of the 16 counties we
If you wish to volunteer as a group,
as a contractor, to supply lunch, or to
donate funds for materials, contact
Mary Lee Tanca, Rural Ramp Pro-
gram Coordinator, at ramps@cilncf.
org or (352) 231-2766.

Living with Arthritis
Join the Levy County Health Ex-
press and come to our Living with
Arthritis program. It will be present-
ed by Slande Celeste from the Levy
County Health Department Healthy
Communities Program. It will be
held Thursday, April 24th from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. at the Levy County Ag-
ricultural Center at 625 North Hatha-
way Avenue in Bronson.
Come learn how to manage your
arthritis through decreasing pain
and increasing flexibility. Also learn
about food and medication choices.
Please RSVP to 486-5131. Feel free
to bring a snack, if needed.
This program is sponsored jointly
by the Levy County Health Depart-
ment Healthy Communities Program
and the UF IFAS Levy County Ex-
tension Program.
The Institute of Food and Agri-
culture Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal
Opportunity Employer authorized to
provide research, educational infor-
mation and other service only to indi-
viduals and institutions that function
with non-discrimination with respect
to race, creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, national origin, po-
litical opinions or affiliations. U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Coopera-
tive Extension Service, University of
Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M Univer-
sity Cooperative Extension Program
and Boards of County Commission-
ers Cooperating.

I like the noise of democracy.
-James Buchanan

High Springs Chamber
Of Commerce presents
the 32nd Annual
Pioneer Days
Taking place on Saturday, April
26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun-
day, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
is the 32nd Annual Pioneer Days cel-
ebration, the biggest and most antic-
ipated festival in High Springs. The
event will once again take place along
beautiful downtown Main Street and
throughout James Paul Park near the
Throughout the weekend, visitors
can shop for arts, crafts and other
goods from over 100 vendors, pick
fresh produce from our Farmers'
Market, enjoy historical demonstra-
tions in the Heritage Village, view
antique tractor displays, or sample
a variety of festival food fare at the
Food' Court. Visitors will also be

treated to live music provided by the
Flying Turtles Band during both days
of the event.
Families will love the entertain-
ment value at the Kid's Korral with a
variety of activities providing fun for
all ages. Of course, no Pioneer Days
would be complete without a re-en-
actment of an old fashioned Shoot
Out from Pioneer times!
Of course, this event would not be
possible without the generous sup-
port of our business community. The
Chamber of Commerce would like to
thank the businesses for their spon-
sorship of the event.
For more information about this
event, please refer to the Chamber
website at www.highsprings.com or
contact the Chamber of Commerce
Visitors' Center at (386) 454-3120.
A dog wags its tail with its heart.
-Martin Buxbaum

* Mrs. Suzie DeChamplain

* Dr. Bruce & Mrs. Julie

Thomas and Family

JisicJSi/te/ ad aell tx

Walter Freeman
of Freeman Plumbing, Inc.

Carl Jones
of Jones Masonry

Greg Sanchez
of S&T Service

For purchasing my pig, Chubb,
at the Suwannee River Youth
Livestock Show and Sale

S Ashley



Page Five

Thank You, Mr. Todd Gray and Gray Construction
for supporting the youth of Gilchrist County,
and purchasing my hog "Duke"
at the 2008 Suwannee River Fair.

Erik Ryan Walker,
Lil Farmers 4-H Club

Thank you again, for your support!
Alyssa Hodge Bell Middle FFA

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Krystal and Todd Holley

Paoe Six

Purple Powerhouse Band News

From left to right: Chris Gerard-THS, Joshua Ash-BHS, Cameron
Carver-THS, Shelby Beck-THS, Victoria Bachamann-BHS, Megan
Robinson-THS. Back row: Zach Lange-THS. Photo by Anna Wild.

Ms. Sara Gover, Bell Director of Bands and Marco Rubio, Florida
Speaker of the House.

On Saturday, April 5th, the Bell
Band Program hosted the 2008 All
County Honors Band performance.
The All County Honors Band con-
sisted of outstanding musicians from
Bell and Trenton High Schools.
Members of the Band practiced
on Thursday evening, all day Friday
and Saturday morning before the 2
pRm. perf'ri-tjnce The musicians

practiced hard, had a great time with
each other and gave an amazing per-
They performed Symphonic Over-
ture, 0 Magnum Mysteriun, Be Thou
Vision, Solas Ane and Spirals of
Light. Most of the pieces were new
and written by fellow music students
with Dr. Carney at Syracuse and
Florida State University.

Eating breakfast at BES wins

Fowler a new bicycle

Bell Purple Powerhouse Marching Band performs at the Capital

We would like to thank Dr. Patrick
Carney of Clayton State University in
Morrow, Georgia for conducting our
musicians. Thanks to our great Band
Directors, Sara Gover from Bell and
Jamie Petersheim from Trenton for
giving our students the gift of music.
Last, but not least, my fellow band
boosters: Yvonne Nobs, Debbie Nor-
ton-Aronowicz, Gloria Crawford,
Mary Kortessis, Elizabeth Diamond,
Dena Griffith, Dermot Burke, Elaine
Lagasse and Connie Jordan for their
assistance in the preparation of the
food, d6cor, serving and cleaning up.
You are the best.
While some Gilchrist County stu-
dents enjoyed some time off or were
working hard at the Suwannee Valley
Livestock Fair, another group of stu-
dents spent March 31st representing
Gilchrist County in Tallahassee.
Members of the Purple Power-
house Marching Band performed at
the opening ceremonies of the State
Student Leadership Week at the State
Capital. We saw Ms. Gover get the
ear of the Speaker of the House, Mar-
co Rubio. You go girl, keep music
alive in our schools.
The Flag team workshops are
planned for April 30th from 3:15 p.m
to 5 p.m and May 3rd from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. These workshops will be
conducted by qualified instructors
and our Band Director, Sara Gover.
There is no fee to participate, so if
you would like to be part of an awe-
some marching production next year,
please contact Sara Gover at 463-
4111 to register.
The Bell Band Program's Spring
Concert will be held Saturday, May
10th at 7 p.m. in the Iris Roberts
Auditorium. Sixth, Seventh and,

Eighth grade Concert Bands and the
High School Symphonic will per-
form. There will be solos, duets,
ensembles, a teacher's concerto, the
new Jazz Band and the Crash! Bang!
Boom! program. The musicians have
spent additional hours after school on
Wednesday and Fridays to make this
a concert you will not soon forget.
Admission is free and the Boosters
will host a reception after the con-
The annual Bell Band Awards Ban-
quet will be held Friday, May 9th at
the Bell Elementary Cafetorium.
The Band Boosters will provide the
decor, meat, rolls, cake, coffee and
tea. Each attending family is asked
to bring a salad, side dish or dessert
to serve 8 to 10. Awards will be pre-
sented from 6th grade through High
School. The Director Award will be
presented to the outstanding Middle
School musician. The John Phillip
Sousa Award and scholarship will be
presented to the outstanding senior
musician. There will be a senior and
a Bell Band year in review power
point show. Don't forget the Senior
Last Wills and Testaments. We have
16 graduating seniors and they have
promised to condense their wills.
Lisa Boutwell
Volunteer Coordinator

Bell Band Booster News
The Bell Band Boosters met April
10th and approved the expense for a
Drumline Instructor for Band Camp
from August 6th through the 15th.
Flag Instructor for the Camp should
be decided at the next meeting.
For those students who qualify,
.. -.. ..d",7re "t i I : . V I I

By Carrie A. Mizell
Math problems were the least of
Chris Fowler's worries on Mon-
day. The Bell Elementary School
fifth grader's mind was occupied
with how he could get his new, red
mountain bike home without taking
it on the bus.
Bell Elementary School Cafete-
ria Manager Betty Shepherd pre-
sented Chris with his new bicycle
on Monday morning after his name
was drawn at random from a hat
last week. Chris' name was entered
in a Kellogg drawing each morn-
ing between Nov. 1, 2007 and Mar.
28, 2008 when he ate breakfast at
"Awwww ... thank you!" Chris
said to Shepherd after she told him
he had won the bike.

the EOY trip to Busch Gardens will
cost $37. Ms. Gover has a current list
of the fundraiser points and if you
haven't made it, but are close, she
has a suggestion for you. The trip is
scheduled for Saturday, May 24th.
It is important that all boosters and
parents be at the May 1st booster
meeting. There will be a discus-
sion and vote on next year's uniform
Nominations will be taken for next
year's booster's officers and elec-
tions will be at the June 2nd meet-
ing. If you cannot attend the meeting

Right away Chris began work-
ing out the details with Shepherd of
how he would get his new bicycle
home so he could take it out for a
test drive on Monday afternoon af-
ter school.
According to Shepherd, she
had originally been told that there
would be one bike winner per
county, but then she happened
upon a notice advertising that the
first four customers to purchase
25 cases of Kellog's Cinnamania
cookies would receive a choice of
a mountain bike, one DVD player,
or an Ipod. Immediately, Shepherd
placed the order with Kellogg and
has since received not only the
mountain bike that Chris won, but
also an Ipod that will be given away
in May to one lucky student.

and are interested in a position, you
must submit a written statement that
you will accept the position to Deb-'
bie Norton-Aronowicz or Elaine La-'
gasse. To be eligible for a position,i
you must show a vested interest in.
the Band Program by having attend-
ed at least three booster meetings and,
three fundraisers.
The Band Boosters are already
working on next year's fundraisers.,
They are planning a Spaghetti Dinner,
for Saturday August 9th.
Band Boosters,

Ben Fowler and his new bike

The Trenton FFA Chapters would

like to thank everyone who

participated in the buying of

market animals at the

A ,2008 Suwannee River Fair.

The Sr. Chapter would especially like to thank the following:

Trenton Medical Center

Scoqqins Chevrolet

Buddy Vickers, School Superintendent

Farm Bureau, Craiq Mikell

Gilchrist County School Board

Sheree Lancaster

DeChamplain Farms

Smith's Law Firm

Bell Family Health Care

Dr. Charlie Cox

Terrell and Lynette Lanqford

Bill Stanley Insurance'

For the purchase of our Grand Champion Fat Steer.

Your support is qreatly appreciated'!

CE Chiefland Farm Supply -

5th Year Anniversary Sale

Saturday, April 19th

Bounce house, games
and prizes for the kids.

Hotdogs, popcorn, and drinks
served between 11AM-1PM


40l1b ale Black and whi
ofgBuc c:a Decker F rsp
dogf ood: power tools u ]t
$'1. 550% off 7-ff

propane fillA
with purchase Bird Feed
of tim Bird Feed
20 gallon atat e32 at
propane tank $4.99

WeH e 33-gallon a m
$16. trash cans
at $11.99

All sales are final on sale items, no rainchecks and while supplies last.

Regular Store Hours: Chiefland Farm Supply -
7AM-6PM Mon-Sat 352-493-4294
Closed on Sundays. .215 East Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland, Florida




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Page Seven

Mrs. Marilyn Beach visits Mrs.

Webster and Mrs. Honaker's

Pre-K class

Derrick, Nicholas, Joshua, Rachel, Nicole, Michele, Isaiah, Jason,
Haylee, Noah, Alexis, and Mrs. Marilyn.

Mrs. Webster and Mrs. Honaker's
Pre-K class had a visitor stop by and
read to them while the other children
were finishing up a project.
Mrs. Marilyn Beach, lead teacher,

Gllchrist County
orientation and
Orientations will be held for the
next year's Kindergarten students
at Bell Elementary and at Trenton
Elementary School. Bell's Kinder-
garten orientation will be held on
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.
and Trenton's orientation will be held
on Tuesday, May 6,2008'at 8:30 a.m.
Parents and children will meet in
the cafeteria of each school and will
have an opportunity to meet school
personnel, visit the Kindergarten
classrooms, and take a short bus ride.
Cookies and milk will be provided
for the children. After orientation,
parents may register their Kinder-
gartner for the next year.
A new Kindergarten student must
be five years old on or before Sep-
tember 1, 2008. The following docu-
ments are needed to complete the
registration: 1. Proof of child's birth.
2. Child's recent physical (dated
within one year of starting school). 3.
Child's current immunization record
(**read updates below). 4. Child's
Social Security card (optional). 5.
Proof of county residence (such as
an electric bill, homestead exemption
form, property tax receipt, voter's
registration 'card or rental receipt
with landlord's proof of county resi-
Children who have attended Pre-
Kindergarten or Head Start Programs
and are to start Kindergarten this year
are required to have updated: 1. Reg-
istration forms. 2. Immunization re-
cords (**Read about updates below).
**Beginning with the 2008/2009
school year, children entering Kin-
dergarten will be required to receive
TWO doses of varicella vaccine.
:., Parents may pick' up a registration
packet if they do not have all of the
required documentation and return
the completed packet before school-
starts. However, children are not
placed on teachers' rolls until their
registration packets are complete.
If you have any questions about
Kindergarten registration require-
ments, please call: Bell Elementary
School at 463-3275 or Trenton El-
emeritary School at 463-3225.
Wendy O'Steen
Elementary School Director

This week in Bulldog
by Joel Elliott
, This week in Bulldog baseball, the
Bulldogs played four games, half of
them requiring them to travel. The
first game of the week was played
at home against Newberry for Bell's
senior night. Tyler Stofel, a senior,
pitched an amazing ballgame, leav-
ing in the fifth inning with a 9-4 lead.
However, the defense fell apart in the
last two innings, and the Bulldogs
ended up losing the game 11-10 in
the seventh inning on a questionable
pick off play.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs traveled
to Branford to play a talented Buc-
caneers team. The Bulldogs were
out for some redemption, and they
jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of
the third inning. During the scoring
run, Justin Fowler scored on a Chris
Harding bunt (Harding had two RBIs
in the game). But, the amazing part is
that Coach Gray Smith sent Fowler to
the plate while the pitcher was in his
windup, so even if Harding missed
the bunt, he would have been safe.
In the fourth inning, the Bucs finally
got adjusted to Ty Smith's pitching
style and starting turning on the ball.
Coupled with throwing errors, the
lead would disappear, and Branford
took a 4-2 lead. The Bulldogs would
add another run in the fifth inning on
a double by Chris Harding. However,
in the bottom of the inning, a Bran-
ford batter hit the ball to deep right
field to a very tough spot to field.
The bases were loaded, and after the
smoke cleared, the Bulldogs were
down 8-3, which would be the final

dropped in and enjoyed doing activi-
ties with the children as much as the
teachers did. Thanks for another good
year Mrs. Marilyn.

Hawthorne would be the next des-
tination for the Bulldogs after taking
Wednesday to practice, and the game
was a surprise. The Bulldogs didn't
commit an error, Zach Hunter didn't
allow a walk or hit, and a Justin
Fowler two-run home run gave the
Bulldogs a 4-0 lead after four innings.
But, the fifth inning would go terribly
for the visitors. After not scoring a run
when they had the bases loaded with
one out, they went back to defense, if
you want to call it that. The Bulldogs
played very poorly, committing five
errors in the bottom half, and allow-
ing seven runs. It seemed that when-
ever one person makes a mistake, the
other players feel obliged to make
a repeat performance. It was a piti-
ful last few innings for the Bulldogs,
who lost the game 8-4, allowing
Hawthorne to win their senior night.
Zach Hunter impressed with five
strikeouts, but his defense didn't give
him any support and he and the team
paid for it. A player made an interest-
ing observation saying, "If we played
just three or four innings every game
we would maybe have three losses."
This couldn't have been truer. The
Bulldog's inability to close out games
costs them wins.
To end the week, the Bulldogs
faced the Aucilla Christian Warriors.
The Bulldogs played close.until the
third inning where Ty Smith allowed
a few hits, the defense made a' few
.errors, it was the same old story. Itzs--
never anything drastic when they
make a mistake. It seems that the
smallest mental error causes three
runs. After four innings, the Bulldogs
were behind 12-2. In the bottom of
the fifth inning, they had to score a
run to stay in the game. They scored
two, showing heart in their scrappy
play. Then, the Bulldogs went on an
offensive onslaught, scoring five runs
to make the score 12-9. However, the
Warrior's lead proved to be too large,
and the Bulldogs bowed to defeat for
the fourth time. Anyone reading this
would sigh and say, "Oh well, anoth-
er four losses for the Bulldogs. But, it
isn't this way at all. The games were
extremely competitive for a large
portion of the games. Look forward
to the next write-up, because I be-
lieve some wins are in order.

Trenton Drama Club
says "Hello" to
"Bye-Bye Birdie"
Save the date! The Trenton High
School, Middle School and Elemen-
tary School Drama Clubs will com-
bine their talent to perform the hit
musical "Bye-Bye Birdie" on May
15, 16, and 17. Directed by John Yen-
cho and Krista Perryman, this is the
first time that the Drama Club will of-
fer three evening performances!
Bye-Bye Birdie is a comedy of a
tale about Superstar Conrad Birdie,
who has been called to active duty in
the U.S. Army. (The story is loosely
based on Elvis Presley being draft-
ed.) Birdie's farewell publicity stunt
doesn't go as smoothly as planned,
therefore the audience can count on a
whole lot of hilarious fun, with plenty
of singing and dancing by the cast.
The students (grades 4-12) have
been practicing for the performance
since early February. Memorizing
lines for a play might not sound too
difficult, that is, until you throw in
the addition of having to learn a vari-
ety of Br6adway songs and working
with a genuine dance instructor (Lo-
rie Courtney), who choreographed
several impressive dance numbers
for the show.
Senior THS student, Michael
Hammill, will deliver an Elvis-wor-
thy performance in the role of heart-
throb Conrad Birdie. Peter Crane
promises comedic delight as Albert
Peterson, Birdie's quirky Agent.
Jeni Boland plays Albert's spitfire
of a girlfriend, Rose Alvarez. Alyssa
McElroy swoons as Kim MacAfee,
Birdie's biggest fan, although Kim's
boyfriend, Hugo Peabody (played by
Andrew Martin) is not very happy
about the events that transpire.
"This play is set in the same time
period as 'Grease' and has that style
of really fun music," says Co-Direc-
tor Perryman. "It will really take the
audience back to the 50s, and is just
rock-n-roll enough to appeal to all
Tickets for the show are $5 for
adults and $4 for students and chil-
dren. They can be purchased in ad-
vance, beginning May 12, at the
High School and Elementary School.
Tickets will also be available at the
door. All 3 performances will begin
at 7:00, and doors will open at 6:15
for advance purchase ticket holders
(6:30 for general audience).
Consider being a sponsor for this
year's production! Various sponsor-
ship levels are available starting at
just $10, with each sponsor receiv-
ing ad space in the show's program
guide. Contact Krista Perryman at
(352) 463-3224 for more informa-

THS PTO news -
The 5th-6th grade Spring Fling is
April 18, from 3:15 to 6 p.m. Infor-
mation and permission slips have
been sent home with students. Par-
ents are encouraged to donate drinks
or snacks or volunteer to chaperone.
If you are available to chaperone,
please contact Ms. Carroll at 463-
The next PTO meeting will be held
on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Par-
ents are invited and are welcome to
attend even if you haven't previously
joined the PTO. We need your ideas
and input.
Remember, National Teacher Ap-
preciation week is coming up May
4 through 10. Trenton High School's
faculty has repeatedly demonstrated
that they are among the best in the
nation, and we'd like to let them

know how much we appreciated their
hard work. The PTO will be holding
a special teacher recognition event
after school on May 7.
Parents and community members
who would like to donate treats,
promotional materials, or gifts are
encouraged to contact Ms. Carroll at
463-3210 as soon as possible. Have a
wonderful and safe Spring Break!

Do You Qualify for
Medicare Part D Extra
Whether or not you have enrolled
in a Part D: Prescription Drug Plan,
you may be eligible for Extra Help in
paying for the plan premium, deduct-
ible, and drugs without penalty. You
must meet the following criteria to
qualify (2008 income and asset fig-
ures): Single with income of $15,600
or less and assets totaling $11,990
or less; or couples with income of
$21,000 or less and assets totaling
$23,970 or less.
Assets do not count your home
or your vehicle. They do count all
your cash in the bank, CDs, Stocks,
Bonds, cash value on your life insur-
ance or burial policies, and the fair
market value of any additional prop-
erty. Ask SHINE for details and an
SHINE, a volunteer Program
with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is
here to help you year-round at sites
throughout Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy
Counties.. We are at each siteonce a
month. If you cannot come to a site,
a SHINE volunteer will be able to
work with you over the phone. Call
SHINE will at the following sites
on Friday, April 18th from 10 to 12
p.m. at the Branford Library; on
Wednesday, April 23rd from 10 to 12
p.m. at the Trenton Library and at the
Cross City Library from 2 to 4 p.m.
If you are turning 65, you will be
able to join a Part D Drug Plan dur-
ing the same time period as your en-
rollment in Part A and/or Part B. See
SHINE to receive comparison infor-

MU SA, FI 1,20

Bell High School JROTC hosts

Annual Bell Meet

Cadets Travis Smith, Sarah Nesmith, Thomas Stephan and Ja-
cob Stanley competing in the Color Guard event at the Bell Drill

Bell High School JROTC re-
cently hosted its annual drill meet.
Competing against Columbia High
School, Williston High School, and
West Port High School JROTC
units, the Bell JROTC placed first
in Exhibition. Squad, second in
Rifle, and second in Color Guard.

mation on plans that will meet your
drug needs.
Need information on. getting Me-
digap Insurance (Supplemental In-
surance)? Ask a SHINE volunteer!
Call 1-800-262-2243 (Elder
HelpLine) if you need directions to a
SHINE site or are unable to visit one.
A SHINE volunteer will return your

A special thank you to the Florida
Crown. and volunteers who helped
make this meet an outstanding suc-
cess, along with making it a fun one
Cadet Captain Thomas Stephan
Public Affairs Officer

lee Pame




Lake City Community College, TIMCO

and Florida Crown have joined together

to offer an entry-level

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

training program!

This 10 Week Course Begins

MAY 12th, 2008


For information on class enrollment and availability contact:

102 SE Academic Ave.
Lake City, FL 32025
1-386-758-3000 Ext- 250

Successful completion of this class qualifies you as an entry-level Timco Structures Mechanic. Job offers will be based on hiring needs at the
time of graduation, successful background checks and drug screening. You must be the age of 18 for employment at any of the TIMCO
Facilities. This course will have a minimum tuition fee for those selected to participate with Financial Assistance available through FLORIDA
CROWN. No previous aviation experience is required..


The Trenton Jr FFA Chapter
would like to send a sincere
thank you to

Progress Energy
for the purchase of our feeder steer
at the 2008 Suwannee River Fair.

or 1389 US Hwy 90 W, Ste 170
Lake City, FL 32055 1
1-386-755-9026 AVIATION SERVICES, INC.

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Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Senior

Saints news

On April 10, 2008, 20 Senior
Saints from Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
climbed aboard our bus to take a trip
to Advent Christian Village at Dowl-
ing Park on the beautiful Suwannee
Our first stop was in Bell for the
Food Distribution offered by the
Faith Bus from Gainesville.

Mt. Nebo Senior Saints
We then ventured on to Dowling
Park to meet with and have lunch
with our former Interim Pastor Ellis
Turner and his lovely wife Eloise,
who now reside there. Following
lunch, we were treated to a tour of
the grounds and many facilities there
at this beautiful 1200 plus. acres of
wooded and landscaped campus.
Many thanks to our bus driver,

Willa Scaggs, who without her, these
trips wouldn't be possible.
If you were one who didn't attend,
you missed a very informative and
fun filled day of christian fellowship.
Hope that you will be with us next
Nancy Padgett
Sr. Saints Director

Newberry Lions Club Walk for Autism Research

The Newberry Lions Club would
like to announce our third annual
Walk for Autism Research.
Preparations are now underway
for the event which will be held on
Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Oak
View Middle School track. The track
is located directly behind the school
at 1203 SW 250th Street in New-
berry. Registration will begin at 9:30
a.m. and the walk will follow. We

will have live entertainment, door
prizes and lots of refreshments. We
are looking for individuals and/or
teams of walkers who want to par-
ticipate and raise funds for this im-
portant cause. All proceeds will go to
"Autism Speaks" to fund research to
find a cure.
Children are not the only victims
of this condition. Our whole society
is now being affected. Currently 1 in

Trenton Communitu Nazarene Church"

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

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

4 rT0 57 .Fastor. Merle, Goodrich

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




L a Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy Counties
212 N. Main Street
S Chiefland, FL 32626
This message brought to you by.

150 children (1 in 94 boys) will de-
velop Autism by age 3. Many of the
children affected by Autism are now
in our public schools where they need
aides and special methods to teach
them. It is imperative that we find the
cause or causes of Autism so that we
can find a cure.
Please support our walk by partici-
pating, donating, and asking others
to do the same. All checks should be
made payable to "Autism Speaks."
For more information please call Lion
Carolyn Elliot at (352) 472-4335.
Thank you for support.
Lion Carolyn Elliott

Spring Ridge Church
of God Gospel sing
The Spring Ridge Church of
God is hosting a Gospel sing on
Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. featuring
the Mercy Mountain Boys.
The church is located 1 1/2 miles
east of Hwy. 47 on Hwy. 340.
The concert is free but a love of-
fering will be taken.

Gospel Sing at Union
Baptist Church
Union Baptist Church will have
the Watkins Family in concert on
April 19 at 7 p.m. All are invited.
Union Baptist Church is located
5 miles west of Newberry on Hwy.

Pride.. .it goes before a fall. In my
experience, it leaves after one too!
Webster's dictionary defines pride as
"an excessively high opinion of one's
self." Pride is most often expressed
through arrogance, the attitude of su-
periority...lifting one's self up, and
looking down on others. Appropri-
ately called the "god of I," pride is a
huge enemy to our relationships and
our own hearts. In fact, it is one of
the toughest we face because it de-
nies there is a problem. In Proverbs
13:10, the Bible gives us some insight
that will help us identify the presence
of pride: "Pride only breeds quarrels,
but wisdom is found in those who
take advice."
Pride plays a starring role in our
quarrels, especially those unresolved
disagreements that keep being re-
played over and over. Pride also
does not like to be told what to do...
refusing to take instruction or listen
to advice... another sure sign. Pride
specializes in dividing people.and
stirring up trouble, and it seeks its
own glory...being "right" at the ex-
pense of pushing others away. Pride
is a relationship killer.
In contrast, where pride divides, hu-
mility heals. Humility in the original
Greek language comes from a root
word meaning, "to make low" and
is defined as having a modest opin-

t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday: Sunday School/Bible Study............................9:15 AM
Morning Worship...(Early Service 8:00 AM) & 10:30 AM
(Children's Church During Both Morning Services)
Evening Worship Service............................................. 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth..............................7:00 PM
A W A NA ........ ...................................... .................... 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services -

Kid's World
Pre-School Learning Center, Inc.
A private school for your child's early learning years.

Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton
(Across from Trenton High School)

Amy Wesley Woods
Holly Wesley Bussard

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26. Turn right at the Church sign.
For more information call 472-

Union Baptist Church
Evangelist Dwight Single-
ton will be at the Union Baptist
Church. Services will begin on
Sunday, April 27 at 11 a.m. and
continue from Monday through
Wednesday, April 28-30 at 7 p.m.
each night. Everyone is invited.
The, Union Baptist Church is
located 5 miles west of Newberry
(Hwy. 26).
For more information call (352)

ion of one's self. In 1 Peter 5:6, the
Bible says: "Humble yourself under
God's mighty hand, that He may lift
you up in due time." We can apply
this to those quarrels and unresolved
conflicts by following these instruc-
tions: Make yourself low...admit
you may be wrong, or even better,
that being right isn't all that matters.
Then, when God has the final word, if
we're wrong, we've saved ourselves
a fall.. .and if we're right, He will be
the one to say so! One more thing
worth mentioning about this verse
is that it encourages us to humble
ourselves under God's mighty hand.
Fear that others will take advantage
of us or cause us harm will often
prevent us from being humble, but
under God's hand of protection, we
can know that He has our back! The
flip side of humbling ourselves can
be found in Daniel 4:37 where God
reminds us that "Those who walk in
pride, He is able to humble." God
takes this enemy called pride serious-
ly because of the damage it does to
our relationships and our hearts... so
we can either humble ourselves, or
He will do it for us... because our
hearts matter!
Blessings, Angie

"I destroy my enemies when I make
them my friends."
--Abraham Lincoln

Keith Hershey
Evangelist to speak
at Lighthouse Word
Lighthouse Word Church is excit-
ed to host meetings with international
evangelist and author, Keith Hershey,
on Tuesday and Wednesday, April
29th and 30th at 7 p.m. nightly.
For the past 25 years, Keith has
been taking the gospel into the na-
tions of Africa, Central and South
America, and the Philippines and
most recently, Lebanon and the Mid-
dle East. Keith's vision focuses on a
three-fold outreach, which is preach-
ing, teaching and reaching which is
designed to help the hurting and sick.
Keith hosts the weekly television
program, L.I.F.E. Unlimited, airing
in over 120 nations and is translated
into Arabic, Spanish and Russian.
Come and experience this uplift-
ing and refreshing man of God as he
shares his heart and what God is do-
ing in the nations.
For more information call Light-
house Word Church at 493-1554, or
you can log onto Keith Hershey's
website at www.mutualfaith.org.

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S -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.

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
(Children's Church and Nursery Provided)
Evening W orship ............................... 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 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

SUNDAY $CHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIIP ...................................... 6 PM

CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845


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

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


Church News

Heart Matters

* NAEYC Accredited Pre-K
* School Readiness Program
* Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
* CDA Certified Teachers
* USDA Food Program
* Highscope Curriculum
* CPR/First Aid Certified
* Ages 2-12
Stop by for a tour of our facility.

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

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

Call 463-2038 for more information



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2,521 pounds of marijuana seized in largest indoor grow

in Levy County history

Diego Chox Guarchaj

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Minerva Quintana
By Carrie A. Mizell
Two Williston men were arrested
and 2,521 pounds of marijuana were
seized last Wednesday in what has
been deemed the largest indoor grow
in Levy County history.
Francisco Sac, 22, and Diego
Chox-Guarchaj, 28, both of Williston
were found hiding in a two-story log
home and arrested by drug agents.
According to Lt. Evan Sullivan,
public information officer at the
Levy County Sheriff's Office, the
two men-were found when a federal
search warrant was executed at 4150
NE 167 Court in Williston by Drug
Enforcement Administration and the
Levy County-Chiefland Drug Task
The log home was used for pack-
aging and drying the 978 marijuana

Francisco Sac

These were just some of the marijuana plants seized on April 9th.

William Erickson
plants seized in a 40x80 metal build-
ing located directly behind the resi-
dence, Sullivan explained. Inside the
metal shed was the indoor marijuana
grow house with the indoor grow
lights, ballast, potting soil and fertil-
The marijuana plants seized had
an estimated street value of $1.2 mil-
According to Sullivan, the resi-
dence was on 10.5 acres and the drug
operation was well organized with an
elaborate alarm system. At the front
gate there was a pressure sensor in
the driveway alerting any suspects if
someone entered the property. Upon
entering the property the alarm sys-
tem was activated and the two sus-
pects attempted to shut down the
drug operation and hide inside the

residence, Sullivan said.
Further information was developed
on Wednesday that another indoor
grow house was located at 12991 NE
100 St. in Williston. The Levy Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force
obtained a state search warrant for
this residence, which is connected
to the first search warrant. The Drug
Enforcement Administration and the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office as-
sisted in the investigation. The prop-
erty to be searched was a residence
and a 40x80 metal shed located on
80 acres. Agents had information that
the residence may be booby-trapped
and the Alachua County Sheriff's Of-
fice Bomb Team assisted in search-
ing and clearing the residence. No
bombs or booby traps were located,
but there was a camera system that
could video any activity in the front
yard. The metal shed was an indoor
marijuana grow house and 160 mari-
juana plants were seized. Two other
search warrants were obtained by
the Alachua County Sheriff's Office,
which is on the same 80 acres. DEA
officers arrested William Jay Erick-
son, 54, of Archer and Minerva Ag-
atha Quintana, 53, also of Archer.
Sac, Chox-Guarchaj, Erickson and
Quintana were each charged with
Conspiracy to Distribute and Manu-
facture over 1000 marijuana plants.
At press time they were all being
held in the Levy County Jail.

North Gilchrist
Volunteer Fire
Department pancake
The North Gilchrist Volunteer
Fire Department will be holding its
monthly pancake breakfast on April
19, 2008 from 8 to 10 a.m.
For a donation we offer eggs, sau-
sage, several different kinds of pan-
cakes (plain or blueberry), juice cof-
fee, or tea.
We invite the candidates that are
running for office to attend and meet
the voters of North Gilchrist County.
Our fire station is located on CR
138, 2.5 miles east of hwy. 129.
Hope to see you there.

Focus on the Future
Homemakers: Develop self-suf-
ficiency and confidence, learn job
and interview skills, create a master
application and resume, and gain ba-
sic computer skills. Finding support-
ive friends is a plus. Special topic
workshops are also offered covering
health, legal and employer issues.
Free classes and workshops are of-
fered monthly. The next classes start
May 5, 2008. Registration deadline is
May 2, 2008.
If you are 35 years or older and
have lost financial support, our pro-
gram can help you make the transi-
tion into the job market. Contact
the Displaced Homemaker Program
at Santa Fe Community College at
(352) 395-5047 to make an intake
screening appointment. The time to
ty is now. i

Volunteer Opportunity
Florida's Long-Term Care Om-
budsman Program needs volunteers
to join its corps of dedicated advo-
cates who protect the rights of elders
residing in nursing homes, assisted
living facilities and adult family care
The program is comprised of 17 lo-
cal councils throughout the state, and
each council is seeking additional
volunteers to identify, investigate and
resolve residents' concerns.
All interested individuals who care
about protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term care
facility residents who often have no
one else to advocate for them are en-
couraged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's web site
at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Ellisville on Wednes-
day, April 9 were: this week 388, last
week 446, and last year 500.
Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers
steady. Feeder and replacement cows
steady. 27 percent-slaughter cows, 3
percent slaughter bulls, 30 percent
feeder steers under 600 pounds, 3
percent over, 33 percent feeder heif-
ers, and 5 percent feeder and replace-
ment cows.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1620-1795 (1701) 51.50-
56.00 (53.58); 1635-1660 (1648)
59.00-62.00 (60.51) high dressing.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 845-1195 (1009) 49.00-56.00
(53.62); 1200-1475 (1310) 50.00-
57.00 (53.88); 1235-1495 (1302)
57.50-62.00 (60.15) high dressing.
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1535-1785
(1643) 59.00-65.00 (61.70).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 220-245 (233)
129.00-135.00 (131.04); 255-285
(268) 125.00-135.00 (129.94); 305-
345 (324) 122.00-132.00 (127.14);
365-390 (380) 115.00-126.00
(120.57); 425-435 (430) 109.00-
116.00 (113.36); 465-495 (482)
98.00-108.00 (103.68); 505-525
(519) 95.00-99.00 (97.01).

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 260-280 (267) 115.00-
121.00 (117.10); 310-335 (327)
111.00-115.00 (113.73); 360-385
(376) 101.00-107.00 (104.21); 425-
430 (428) 99.00-106.00 (102.01);
460-485 (473) 86.00-89.00 (87.31);
525-545 (532) 85.00-89.00 (86.24);
660-690 (669) 68.00-75.00 (70.51);
700-705 (702) 68.00-74.00 (71.01).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-235 (222) 120.00-129.00
(123.18); 255-285 (268) 110.00-
125.00 (116.07); 315-345 (332)
97.00-108.00 (103.38); 385-395
(390) 96.00-107.00 (99.95); 420-435
(428) 89.00-93.00 (91.01); 460-485
(470) 89.00-92.00 (90.32); 520-530
(524) 87.00-90.00 (88.26); 585-590
(586) 84.00-86.00 (85.43).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 215-245 (230) 110.00-115.00
(112.22); 260-290 (275) 100.00-
109.00 (105.22); 320-345 (337)
89.00-94.00 (92.42); 360-385 (377)
87.00-95.00 (89.55); 410-440 (422)
87.00-90.00 (88.97); 465-490 (475)
80.00-85.00 (82.95); 520-545 (537)
78.00-85.00 (80.26).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-
2: 895-930 (919) 60.00-68.00 (64.22)
4-6 months bred; 1230-1265 (1246)
54.00-60.00 (58.01) 4-6 months

Ocala Livestock Market
Receipts at the Ocala Livestock 335 (319) 100.00-110.00 (104.98);
Market on Monday, April 14, 2008 355-395 (372) 94.00-102.00 (96.44);
were: this week 306, last week 319, 400-420 (410) 98.00-104.00 (99.95);
and last year 334. 470-495 (480) 88.00-98.00 (91.30);
Slaughter cows and bulls were 510-535 (522) 86.00-88.00 (87.02);
steady, feeder steers and heifers were 560-575 (568) 84.00-88.00 (86.50);
1.00 to 2.00 lower. Supply of slaugh- 605-645 (625) 78.00-82.00 (79.98).
ter cow was moderate, supply of feed- Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
ers was light. Demand was moderate. 1-2: 205-235 (219) 105.00-120.00
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs (111.26); 270-295 (285) 88.00-
51 percent, (29 percent steers, 22 per- 100.00 (95.24); 310-335 (323)
cent heifers), over 600 lbs 3 percent, 92.00-98.00 (95.29); 360-375 (367)
(1 percent steers, 2 percent heifers), 84.00-88.00 (86.03); 420-445 (436)
slaughter cows and bulls 39 percent, 84.00-92.00 (89.97); 450-460 (455)
replacement cows 7 percent. 80.00-82.00 (81.01).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per- Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
cent: 820-1190 (997) 52.00-58.50 1-2: 150-165 (158) 140.00-170.00
(55.21); 975-1065 (1013) 59.00- (155.71); 405-440(422)90.00-92.00
60.00 (59.35) high dressing; 1210- (91.04); 550 (550) 82.00-86.00
1530 (1346) 53.00-58.50 (55.60). (84.00); 690-695 (692) 82.00-86.00
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per- (83.99).
cent: 700-795 (760) 46.00-52.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
(48.95); 810-1195 (1008) 46.00- 2-3: 200-225 (212) 108.00-125.00
53.00(50.10); 865-1005(933)32.00- (116.00); 255-295 (278) 95.00-
43.00 (37.09) low dressing; 1205- 106.00 (101.24); 310-345 (331)
1290 (1238) 47.00-51.00 (48.84). 88.00-94.00 (92.30); 350-385 (371)
Slaughter BullsY.G. 1:1360-1460 84.00-94.00 (87.61); 405-445 (419)
(1410) 63.50-67.00 (65.19); 1095- 80.00-86.00 (83.19); 470-490 (480)
1350 (1262) 54.00-61.00 (58.62) low 78.00-82.00 (79.96); 510-540 (524)
dressing; 1685-2115 (1878) 64.00- 72.00-78.00 (74.49); 650-685 (665)
65.50 (64.49); 1575-1740 (1669)- 70.00-76.00 (73.29).
57.00-60.00 (58.98) low dressing. Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 250-260
Feeder 'Steers and Btitl ,Medium (255) 80.00-98.00' (85.33); 355-390
and Large 1-2: 150-185 (162) 165.00- (372) 78.00-88.00 (81.38).
185.00 (172.78); 260-270 (265) Bred Cows Medium and Large
120.00-128.00 (123.92); 320-325 1-2: 700-795 (757) 54.00-56.00
(322) 118.00-120.00 (118.99); 365- (55.30) 4-6 months bred; 850-950
370 (368) 112.00-118.00 (114.98); (880) 56.00-70.00 (61.91)4-6 months
410-440 (422) 106.00-112.00 bred; 1220 (1220) 54.00 (54.00) 4-6
(110.03); 450-465 (458) 108.00- months bred.
110.00 (108.98). Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi- 1-2: 615(615)575.00(575.00); 720-
umn and Large 2-3: 210-225 (218) 775 (748) 575.00-600.00 (587.96);
125.00-130.00 (126.26); 250-295 880-1190 (999) 550.00-775.00
(278) 105.00-112.00 (108.93); 300- (675.53).

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St John says, 'crossbred cows produce more milk

By Carrie A. Mizell
Alliance Dairies was the featured
topic Monday at the Trenton Rotary
Club meeting as managing owner
Ron St. John shared plans for future
According to St John, Gilchrist
County's dairy industry is second in
the state falling short of Okeechobee
As the first permitted dairy in north
Florida in 1990, Alliance Dairies
maintains five dairies: Alliance Dairy,
Piedmont Dairy and Watson Dairy,
all in Gilchrist County, and, two larg-
er dairies in Georgia. Alliance Dairy
is a confinement dairy with an aver-
age of three cows per acre, whereas
Piedmont and Watson are rotational
grazing dairies.
Collectively, the five dairies em-
ploy 210 laborers with an average
annual salary of $33,000. The Florida
dairies annual payroll is $3.8 million
whereas the Georgia dairies payroll
is $3.9 million. Real estate taxes paid
by Alliance Dairies are $195,000
each year and sales taxes average

Trenton Rotary Club President John Frazier is shown with Ron St
John and Charlie Smith.
$276,000 annually. Belleview, Fla. based cooperative is
All milk produced at Alliance comprised of 280 members who rep-
Dairies is sold to Southeast Milk resent over 300 dairies, ranging in
Cooperative, St John explained. The size from under 100 cows to nearly

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include globalization as 20 percent of
products are now exported to other
countries, workforce challenges since
the average employee only works at
Alliance Dairies for 5.5 years, often
'due to immigration issues.
St John said he would challenge
anyone who wants to talk immigra-
tion issues to try to run a 24-hour a
day, seven day a week milking par-
lor without using immigrant labor at
a starting pay of $7.25/hour. Other
challenges facing Alliance Dairies
include market conditions as milk
is priced as a commodity and rising
feed, energy, fertilizer and seed costs
are facing St John and co-owner San-
dy McArthur. Alliance Dairies also
faces regulatory issues by the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, Georgia Environmental Divi-
sion and the Federal Environmental
Protection Agency.
"Milk is the most highly regulated
commodity there is," St John said.
A 2.5 million gallon lagoon han-
dles waste management issues at Al-
liance Dairy.
"People think the odor comes from
the lagoon, but it really comes from
the pivot," St John said.
Updates and improvements Al-
liance Dairy has made in its waste
management process range from in-
corporating a drying pad that includes
sand recycling lanes to initiating a
composting project where solids are
mixed with wood chips and used as
an organic fertilizer. The new system,
which allows for nutrients to be taken
off-site will provide more room for
"We're hoping to add 1000 cows,"
St John said. "We would go from a
4,000 to 5,000 cow dairy with less
impact on the soil."
According to St John, rotational
grazing dairies are now favored over
confinement methods because rota-
tional grazing dairies offer a better
return on assets. St John explained
that the capital requirement is less
due to low infrastructure, significant-
ly lower inputs are required, housing
is predominantly outside in a natural
environment, there is no feed storage
and mixing with a rotational grazing
More grazing land will soon be
available, St John explained since
he is now the sole owner of South
Point Dairy, which is located south of
Chiefland. St John said he also plans
to open Suwannee Valley Feeds in
the former Gro-More location in
"We have to cointinually expand
our business to environmentally
comply, while also growing our cow
numbers," St John said. "Last year
was a good year, but the year before
was one of the poorest I've had. This
year ... who knows?"

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losing one is even harder

by Brandon McElroy
With this year's District Tourna-
ment rapidly approaching and the
remembrance of the District Cham-
pionship slipping through their hands
last year, the Tigers came out this
week with fire in their eyes seeking to
destroy any team that came between
them and their goal: winning the Dis-
trict Tourney and progressing as far
as possible in the playoffs.
Tuesday, the team that previously
beat the Tigers, over-confidently
invited the Tigers over for the last
round of the District match-up be-
tween the two teams. The Bronson
Eagles thought that beating the Ti-
gers once was hard. Well, they should
have thought twice before thinking
they could do it again. Laughter, jok-
ing around and horse-play was the
attitude that the Tigers received as
they pulled into the Bronson field.
The Tigers knew what time it was
(game time), wanted no part of they
horseplay and immediately got down
to the business of playing ball.
Pitching for the Tigers was Trey
Smith who did a really good job
pitching and putting those Eagles
back in'their cages. He had 9 strike-
outs with only 2 hits in six innings.
Smith threw 100 pitches with 59 of
them strikes. Leading the way for the
Tigers in batting average was Kyle
Feather, perfect at the plate hitting
a 1.000%. Also, Jeff Delong drove
in 3 runs. The Tigers ended up with
14 runs off 8 hits 10-run-ruling the
Eagles 14-3 in the 6th inning.
Although Thursday night's game
wasn't a District match-up, it was a
match-up that was played for pride,
dignity and respect. We all know that
the neighboring schools like to have
bragging rights over one another. Di-
xie County came to town striving to
be "Tri-County Champions," as they
called it. Immediately, the Tigers ac-
cepted the challenge and proceeded
to show who the true "Tri-County
Champions" were. Andy Jones got
the Tigers fired up in the 1st inning
as he hit a rocket over the right field
fence for a solo shot. The Tigers set
the tone in the 1st inning and never
let up after that. Later in the game,
Colby Perryman launched one in the
same direction barely missing the lap
around the bases. Three players bat-
ted a perfect 1.000% and they were:
CJ Bowers, Justin Alvarez and Colby
Perryman. Caleb Smith also played
great with 3 RBIs. The Tigers scored
10 runs off of I1 hits going'on to shut'
out the Bears, 10-0! Not only did they
10-run-rule them, they held them to
no runs! Credit goes to Karson Gil-

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bert (38 Strikes to 56 pitches with 4
strikeouts) and his stingy defense.
The colors weren't the same,
but there was something about that
name! That name was one that the
Tigers were very familiar with: the
Bulldogs. The Tigers traveled to Tay-
lor County in search of redemption in
the form of a "W." The last time the
Tigers faced Taylor County, the Bull-
dogs scored 15 runs and hit every-
thing that moved over the plate. This
time, the Bulldogs would be in for a
long night. The Tigers found out that
not only did they have to travel two
hours to play, but it was their senior
night; the last home game that they
would have this season. This really
set the Tigers off and got their emo-
tions flowing early. Keep in mind,
Taylor County is a bigger school than
There was no score until the top of
the 6th inning. The scoreboard read
"0-0" until the Tigers had finally had
enough and were ready to take a vic-
tory back to the Jungle. Jones started
the rally in the 6th inning with a sin-
gle hit to center. It didn't take long for
the rest of the Tigers to follow in suit
as Gilbert advanced the runner and
Ryan Schmitz drove him home. This
was a great start to gain the lead, but
wouldn't be enough as the Bulldogs
were able to add three to the board.
The top of the 7th, the Tigers had to
get at least 2 runs or they would have
to load the bus and come back with a
heartbreaking loss. Knowing how it
feels to lose the close ones, the Tigers
came together as one heartbeat and
pulled off the incredible upset over
Taylor County. When it came down
to clutch performances, the Tigers
gritted their teeth and stayed relaxed
which caused them to come out on
top. They didn't want to just tie it and
send it into extra innings. They went
for the whole nine yards. They had a
two-out rally scoring 5 runs regaining
the lead 6-3. The Tigers rally ended
and it was time for them to go out on
defense. Cool, calm and collected the
Tigers achieved the outs they needed
and only allowed one run to score
walking away triumphant.
The final score of this one was
your Trenton Tigers 6, and the Taylor
County Bulldogs 4. Andy Jones was
on the mound with 8 strikeouts and
out of 127 pitches 72 strikes. Ryan
Schmitz and Karson Gilbert came out
big for the Tigers with clutch plays.
Schmitz drove in 3 runs whereas Gil-
bert produced big hits at just the right
The Tigers went 3-0 this week ad-
vancing their overall record to 12-9
and 7-5 in league play. The Tigers
currently stand in 3rd place in the
district expecting to advance to 1st
place during the District Tournament.
The Tournament will be held at Oak
Hall, and the Tigers invite everyone
to come out and support them as they
strive to be the best.


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Front row: Alice Binns, Pat Luka, and Cathy Strom. Back row: Myr-
le Gilkey, Diana Lynn, Ruth Wilkerson, Elaine Nemeth, Ann Man-
gone, and Jackie Moore, missing is Lu Rozvland. These Joyful Hearts
all had entries in the state fair. Not everyone received a ribbon, but
all were winners none the less.

Our attendance has been down
the last couple of meeting. I guess
that's because we're getting older
and some days our get up and go,
got up and went. Of course some
folks have been out of town and the
high cost of gas hasn't helped any.
On the 9th we had 11 present.
Lera Townsend is doing well at
Ayers and rumor has it that she may
be able to return home in a couple
of weeks...praise the Lord. Jackie
Moore is over the flu and it was
good to have her back in our midst
even though she's as weak as wa-
ter. Ruth Wilkerson's hubby, Billy,
had two cataract surgeries and is

recovering nicely so we're looking
forward to seeing Ruth at our next
meeting on Wednesday, April 16th. A
lot of prayers have been offered up
for those under the weather including
Lu Rowland, Alberta Swanner, and
Maxine Hale. And praise God they're
being answered.
It was voted on and passed that we
will be meeting every Wednesday
from now on. While everyone can't
make it that often, those who can will.
This will give more time together to
chat, quilt, craft, etc., etc.
We have three community service
projects in the works. A quilt is being
made to be given to the Springridge

Alice Binns and Ruth Wilkerson our March birthday girls, show off

their Easter bunny cake.
Volunteer Fire Department to raffle
off. They are always so supportive
of our fundraisers for our fire depart-
ment we wanted to show our support
and appreciation.
Our "101 Dalmations Dog" quilt is
finished except for the binding, which
Elaine Nemeth has volunteered to
do. Knowing Elaine it is finished and
ready to do to the Muscular Dystro-
phy Foundation.
The third project is the making of
heart-shaped coughing pillows for
those having had surgery to hold
against their chest as they go through
their cough treatment. Our goal is 50,
so far we have about 15.
Diana Lynn, under Elaine's watch-
ful eye, is doing a great job of learn-
ing how to knit. Her scarf is com-
ing right along. Alice Binns, Cathy
Strom, Jackie Moore, and Mary Lou

Ryder are holding down the fort for
the Swedish weavers.
Ann Mangone, Pat Luka, and
Elaine Nemeth have been busy
quilting on the Springridge quilt.
Bonnie Edwards, Ann Taylor, and
myself have been busy tying the
101 Dalmations quilt.
The weather, to say the least, has
been unpredictable but doesn't the
miles of phlox in bloom along the
roadside and in fields bring a smile
to your face, a twinkle in your eye, a
little spring in your step and a song
to your soul?
While our weather may be unpre-
dictable, our God is not. He is the
same...yesterday, today and forever.
May he fill your life with blessings.
'Til next time.
A Joyful Heart
Marilyn Runde

Continued Letters to the Editor Richard Czarniak accepted

North Florida Holstein
Saturday, April 5th I had the plea-
sure of touring the North Florida
Holstein Dairy located near Bell.
The tour was informative and lasted
about an hour and a half. The facility
is well run and clean. The barns are
cleaned three times a day, and there
were no flies or odor.
I believe everyone in the county,
especially the youngsters should stop
by and see for themselves how milk
is produced.
On another note, folks we need the
farms and farm operators to stay in
this county and indeed in America.
We cannot continue to take prime

farm land and develop it at the ex-
pense of our own well being.
Most of us buy our food in su-
permarkets and believe it makes no
difference if the land is developed.
However, the supermarket food starts
off in someone's field.
I would rather have my food grown
in America where there are safe-
guards, instead of being imported
from some country without any safe-
Also, if we depend on imported
food, what is to stop these countries
from spiking the cost as the oil coun-
tries are doing?
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From the desk of
Gilchrist County Sheriff
David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week
April 14, 2008
On April 7, 2008, a Juvenile was
arrested on the charge of Trespass on
School Grounds.
On April 8, 2008, Millie W. Orr,
12/19/52, was arrested on charges of
Petit Theft, Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia (Bond Surrender), Pos-
session of Crack with Intent to Sell
(Bond Surrender).
On April 8, 2008, Sean S. Celi,
8/27/83, was arrested on the charge
of Simple Battery.
On April 8, 2008, Sean M. Hem-

don, 10/12/83, was arrested on charg-
es of Battery and Battery/Domestic
On April 8, 2008, Joshua A. Diaz,
9/20/84, was arrested on the charge
of Violation of Probation.
On April 8, 2008, Albert Kozaro-
giou, 6/4/67, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Driving with Expired
Drivers License.
On April 9, 2008, Valerie M.
Campbell, 6/22/81, was arrested on
charges of Trespass after Warning
and Battery.
On April 9, 2008, Jason D. Shel-
ton, 12/16/80, was arrested on a Writ
of Bodily Attachment.
On April 9, 2008, Harry H. Russo,
3/26/73, was arrested on charges
of FTA/Possession of Less than 20

Grams, FTA/Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Flee & Elude, Resist
without Violence, Reckless Driving,
Trespass on Land and Petit Theft.
On April 10, 2008, a Juvenile was
arrested on charges of Aggravated
Assault, Possession of Weapon on
School Property and Battery.
On April 10, 2008, Timothy L.
Gray, 5/7/89, was arrested on the
charge of Petit Theft.
On April 10, 2008, Benjamin K.
Barber, 12/21/89, was arrested on the
charge of Petit Theft.
On April 11, 2008, Christopher D.
Vickers, 11/13/77, was arrested on
the charge of DUI.
On April 11, 2008, Jason P. Dixon,
2/17/82, was arrested on the charge
of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

We had a bad wind and it blew the
blades off, but Greg knew how to fix
it and now we can tell which way the
wind blows. Mr. Norman who lived
up near Trenton built it for us before
he passed away and we want to keep
it in his memory. He also built our
lighthouse inside, a small museum
we keep on the mantle and so much
more. He will never be forgotten.
We had fresh yellow squash, zuc-
chini and onions brought up from
Plant City and they were so good with
rice, macaroni salad, greens, biscuits,
salmon salad, chocolate cake, cook-
ies and more.
Winelle Horne

County Commission asked to bid

maintenance on county roads
By John M. Ayers
Jessica Norfleet, representing P.W. Norfleet, LLC, asked the Gilchrist
County Commission in their April 7, 2008 meeting to consider putting the
maintenance of Gilchrist County roads out for bid. She explained that she
would be glad to submit a proposal to do this work and she felt she could save
Gilchrist County some money. "There are many counties and municipalities
in North Central Florida that have their road maintenance done by an outside
contractor and they too save money," she explained.
Mrs. Norfleet explained that the unimproved roads would be maintained
and it would cause the county a lot less problems. Mrs. Norfleet explained
that she represents a state certified minority business and a state certified
general contractor.
The board discussed the consideration of putting the maintenance of the
unimproved roads out for bid. The board did not determine the level of ser-
vice the county would require the private contractor to provide. The Commis-
sion explained that the county would have to determine if the Transportation
Department and the private contractor would separate the services that are
currently provided by the Transportation-Road Department.
"Commissioner Randy Durden recommended that the board discuss this,
matterAurther indetait-when the county holds their budget works ops ltr the
upcoming fiscalyea' A t
Gilchrist County Road Department Superintendent Justin Watson brought
to the board's attention that a county resident submitted an invoice to be re-
imbursed for repairs to her truck, citing the poorly maintained county roads
were the cause of her problems.
Camie Cummings a resident of 4160 SE 53rd Court submitted a letter to
identify the damage that her truck and utility trailer had due to the poor main-
tenance of that particular road. She explained in her letter the repairs that she
has had done to her truck and utility trailer over the past eleven years. Re-
cently she had more repairs performed on her truck. She submitted an invoice
for $1,471.82 for Gilchrist County to refund her this money she felt she was
due. Commissioner Randy Durden made a motion to deny the resident the
refund and Commissioner Kenrick Thomas agreed and gave a second to the
motion. The board voted 4-0 in favor of the motion.

24th Annual Windsor
Zucchini Festival
The 24th Annual Windsor Zucchi-
ni Festival will be held on May 10,
2008 at the fire station in Windsor on
1401 SE Ct. Rd. 234, in Gainesville.
All proceeds go to the Windsor Vol-
unteer Fire Department.
Fried zucchini, zucchini bread, bar-
b-qued chicken and many wonderful
veggies will be served. There will be
rides, a magic show, beauty pageant,
fun run and activities all day from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. The arts and crafts
booths will be selling great gifts for
Mother's day (60 booths last year).
For more information contact Bob-
bi J. Walton, Chairperson at (352)
372-7814, email bjwalton910@
gmail.com; Ronson Cloer, Fireman,
Fire Station at (352) 378-8671, email
windsorfirerescue@msn.com; Ke-
alyn Brown, Committee Person at
(352) 378-1586; or fax (352) 378-

Kids fishing
tournament and
Gopher tortoise talk
April 19th will be a big day for the
Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys
National Wildlife Refuge, along with
the Friends of the Refuge and the Ce-
dar Keys Oystermen's Association.
In the morning at 9 a.m. the kids will
descend on Shell Mound and have a
fun filled morning fishing, learning
about the different kinds of fish and
winning prizes. Both the prizes and
bait are being supplied by the Oyster-
men's Association along with people
to identify the various fish that may

be caught at Shell Mound. So bring
your kids, grand kids, the neighbor's
kids and have a ball!
After the morning of fishing, head
out to Cedar Key for a talk on the
Gopher Tortoise by Ray and Patricia
Ashton. Ray and Patricia are world
experts on tortoise forage and feed-
ing behavior. Ray has served sev-
eral terms as chair of the Florida
Committee on Rare and Endangered
Plants and Animals. Ray and Patricia
formed the Gopher Tortoise Conser-
vation Initiative, the leading organi-
zation in the effort to get the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission to uplist the Gopher Tortoise
to threatened status and to stop in-
cidental take. This promises to be a
fascinating talk.
Meet for the Kids Fishing Tourna-
ment at Shell Mound, 9 a.m. on April
19th. Finish the day off with a 3 p.m.
talk on the Gopher Tortoise at the Ce-
dar Key library.

AARP Driver Safety
Take an AARP Driver Safety class.
Completing the two four-hour day
course may entitle you to a multi-
year auto insurance discount. For
more information check with your
insurance carrier.
The course fee is $10 per person
and to register for a class, call the
listed instructor.
The classes will be held on April
28 and 29 at 9 a.m. at Capital City
Bank at 2012 N. Young Blvd. in
Chiefland. For more information call
Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742.

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Pat Osowiecki quilted this quilt before she got hurt. This is a printed
quilt top and we call them cheaters.

Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
April 10th at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. It was a show a quilt top
day and it happened all week. Three
tops were brought in and what beau-
ties we saw. We take many pictures
of everything and what treasures they
will be when quilted. Two quilters
came in Wednesday and showed their
projects, one from Tampa, and one
from Thomasville, Georgia. It makes
us happy to see so much hand quilt-
ing going on.
Greg and six boys were out on Tues-
day. Greg fixed our windmill blades.

2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Fanning Springs
17651 NW 90th Court
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to
provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We
are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water sources arc two active wells in use located by the Kik-A-Ha Subdivision. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. The water is
chlorinated to ensure disinfection. This report is, for review, at Fanning Springs City Hall at 17651 NW 90th Court.
In 2006, Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contamination near our wells.
The assessment results are available on FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact, Mr. Doyle Frierson at 352-542-4024. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water
utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00 P.M. at City Hall.
The City of Fanning Springs routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based
on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance
with the laws, rules, and regulations.
In the table below you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms, we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best availabletreatment
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of
microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk of health. MRDLGs to not reflect the benefits of the
use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/1): One part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligram per liter (mg/1): One part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants and inorganic contaminants are the highest detected level at any sampling point, depending on the samplingfrequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG MCL Likely Sources
Measurement sampling Violation Detected of Results of Contamination
(mnio./yr.) Y/N
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) 9/03 N 2.3 0.4-2.3 0 15 Erosion of
natural deposits
Radium 226+228 or 9/03 N 1.1 0.4-1.1 0 5 Erosion of
combined radium (pCi/L) natural deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range MCLG MCL Likely Sources
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected of Results of Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of
Arsenic(ppb) 8/06 N 0.2 N/A N/A 10 natural deposits; runoff
from orchards: runoff
S, ,fromnglass and electronics r-
production wastes. '
Barium (ppm) 8/06 N 0.0042 N/A 2 2 Discharge of drilling
wastes; discharge
from metal refineries;
erosion of natural
Chromium (ppb) 8/06 N 1.4 N/A 100 100 Discharge from steel
and pulp mills;
erosion of natural
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 8/06 N .5 N/A N/A 15 Residue from man-made
pollution such as auto
emissions and paint -
lead pip, casings, solder.
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 10/07 N 0.68 N/A 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from
septic tanks, sewage;
erosion of natural
Selenium (ppb) 8/06 N .3 N/A 50 50 Discharge from.
petroleum and metal
refineries; erosian of
natural deposits;
discharge from mines
Sodium (ppm) 8/06 N 4.6 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,
leaching from soil
Thallium (ppb) 8/06 N .2 N/A .5 2 Leaching from ore processing
sites; discharge from
electronics, glass and drug factories
Stage 1 Disinfectant and Disinfection By-Product
For the following parameters monitored under Stage I D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the annual average of the quarterly averages: Bromate, Chloramines, Chlorine. Haloacetic Acids,
and/or TTHM (MCL 80 ppb). Range of Results is the range of results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling sites.
Disinfectant or Contaminant Dates of sampling MCL or MRDL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Sources
and Unit of Measurement (mno./yr.) Violation Y/N Detected of Results MRDLG MRDL of Contamination
Chlorine (ppm) I- N 1.3 0.9-1.5 MRDL MRDL Water additive used
12/2007 G= 4 = 4.0 to control microbes
-laloacetic Acids 09/07 N 4.1 N/A N/A MCL = 60 By-product of drinking-
(five) (HAA5) (ppb) water disinfection
TTHM [Total 09/07 N 1.369 N/A N/A MCL = 80 By-product of drinking
trihalomethanes] (ppb) water disinfection
No. of
sites AL
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling AL Violation 90th Percentile exceeding (Action Likely Sources
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Result the AL MCLG Level) of Contamination
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) (ppm) 9/06 N 0.72 0 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems:
erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
wood preservatives
Lead (tap water) (ppb) 9/06 N 4.1 0 0 15 'Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
erosion of natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels.over the surface of the land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick tp substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoTff, industrial or domestic waste water discharges, oil and gas production,
mining, or fanning.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban
stormwater runolT. and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining.activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Admninistration
('DA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contaiti at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a
health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than thie general population. Inmmuno-compromnised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy,
persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people '
should seek advice about drinking Water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological
contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

We at Fanning Springs would like you to understand the.efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your
water. fll'you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call Doyle Frierson at 352-463-2855.

Pub: April 17, 2008b

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(352) 535-7680 (mobile)

On April 11, 2008, Donald J. Lin-
dy III, 02/17/82, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/Worthless Checks.
OnApril 12, 2008, Anita H. Martin,
7/20/53, was arrested on the charge I
of Battery/Domestic Violence.
On April 12, 2008, Alexander
K. Booth, 7/27/89, was arrested on
charges of Violation of Probation'
(Alachua County Warrant) and Pos-
session of Alcohol under the Age of
On April 12, 2008, Doris I. Whits-
lar, 3/23/64, was arrested on charges
of DUI and Expired Drivers License
over 4 Months.
On April 13, 2008, Curtis B. Wells,
11/1/88, was arrested on a Levy
County Warrant with the charge of
Violation of Probation.

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Leonora D. Crawford
Leonora D. Crawford
Leonora D. Crawford, 92, passed
away on Thursday, April 03, 2008
at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Leonora was born in Michigan
City, Indiana on December 24, 1915
to Ernest and Clarriet Dunn. She
moved to Trenton in 1971 from Bran-
don. Ms. Crawford was a homemaker
and an Episcopalian.
She is survived by two daughters,
Diane Coble of Pennsylvania and
Carol Rauser of North Dakota; one
son, Brian Crawford of Trenton; and
four grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held
on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 11a.m.
at St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Haven Hospice of the
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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Mr. Dozier Lee Keen
Mr. Dozier Lee Keen, 78, of Cross
City passed away on Friday, April 11,
2008 at his home.
Mr. Keen was a lifetime resident
of Dixie County, a mechanic and tow
truck driver.
He is survived by three sons, Gas-
ton Keen and Larry Keen of Cross
City, David Keen of Branford; four
daughters, Terry Kight of Horseshoe
Beach, Deloris Miller of Panama
City, Carol Long of Old Town, and
Tracey Owen of Branford.

Mr. William Kenneth
Mr. William Kenneth O'Steen, 77,
of Hawthorne, passed away on Tues-
day, April 8, 2008 in Gainesville.
He was a life-long resident of the
Gainesville area, a graduate of Archer
High School and a US Navy Veteran
of the Korean War. He was a member
of the First Apostolic Church of Lake
City, VFW Lodge 2861, the Ameri-
can Legion 230, and the Gainesville
Moose Lodge 1140.
Mr. O'Steen was preceded in death
by his sister, Barbara Douglas.
He is survived by his wife, Martha
Elizabeth O'Steen; daughters, Twila
Urban of Toccoa, Georgia, and Misty
Elliott of Grayson, Georgia; son,
Kevin O'Steen of Hartwell, Georgia;
sisters, Eloise O'Steen Lewis of Tren-
ton, Dorothy Fowler of Archer, Bet-
ty Osborn of Inverness, and Jo-Ann
Fowler of Melrose; nine grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service was
held on Friday at the Orange Hill
Cemetery in Williston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to Haven Hos-
pice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gaines-
ville, FL 32606.
Arrangements are under the care of
Milam Funeral and Cremation Ser-
vices in Newberry.

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Dr. Sandra Lee "Sandy"
Schuler Smith
Dr. Sandra Lee "Sandy" Schuler
Smith, 57, passed away on Wednes-
day, April 2, 2008 at Hospice House
in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Sandy Smith was married to
Dr. Jim Smith and they spent fifteen
years together in Marietta, Georgia up
until her passing. Sandy was born in
Cleveland, Ohio on March 7, 1951.
She is survived by her husband, Dr.
Jim Smith of Atlanta, Georgia; her fa-
ther, Ed Schuler of St. Petersburg; her
mother, Gloria Foisyth of Plant City;
brothers; Gary and Cindy Schuler
of Seminole, and Mark and Darlene
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pa; great-nephew, Park Schuler and
great nieces, Zoe Schuler and Tessa
Lee Connick all of Tampa; and many
Her family and friends held a cele-
bration of Dr. Schuler's life recently.
Sandy will be truly missed.

Joseph H. Story

Joseph H. Story
Joseph H. Story, 36, of Victoria,
Texas passed away Saturday, April
12, 2008. He was born October 27,
1971 in Gainesville. Florida to Cecil
and Ethel Lee Brown of Victoria. He
- was a truck driver.
He is survived by his parents;
daughter, Kylee Story of Florida;
sons, Justin and Brandon Story of
Florida; sisters, Lisa Brown of Tren-
ton, Florida, and Eileene Story of
Victoria; one niece and four neph-
ews. He was preceded in death by
his brother Charles Brown.
Visitation was held on Tuesday,
April 15, 2008 at Grace Funeral
Home from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Fu-
neral Services followed at 6:00 p.m.
On Friday, April 18, 2008, at Wat-
son Funeral Home in Trenton, Flori-
da visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00

p.m. Family will receive friends
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral
Services are Saturday, April 19, at 10
a.m. at Walson Funeral Home. Buri-
al will follow at Trenton Cemetery in
Trenton, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, family requests
that donations be made to the family
to help defray expenses.
Grace Funeral Home, 361-573-
4341, Victoria.

Mr. Sylvester "Ski"
Sylvester "Ski" Swierski, 89, of
Fanning Springs passed away April
11, 2008 at Tri-County Nursing
Home in Trenton.
Mr. Swierski was born in Buffalo,
New York, he moved to Florida in
1957, and to this area in 1998.
Mr. Swierski served his country as
a Seaman 1st Class in the US Navy
during WWII and was a member of
the D.A.V. #56 in Palatka and #63
in Cross City. He was an instructor
at Sunnyland Training Center for 23
years. He enjoyed traveling and wood
He was preceded in death by his
sons, Dennis and Dale Swierski, his
parents Stanslaw and Agnes Swier-
ski and 11 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 58
years, Virginia Swierski of Fanning
Springs, daughters, Mary (Jerry)
Gardner of Fanning Springs, Nancy
Waters of Fanning Springs, Linda
(Wayne) Carlton of Colorado, sons,
Kenneth Swierski of Las Vegas, Ne-
vada and Clyde (Judy) Willits of In-
diana, many nieces, nephews, grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 2 p.m. at
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.
Interment will be at Florida Na-
tional Cemetery in Bushnell.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, in

Mrs. Dora Elizabeth
Mrs. Dora Elizabeth Valentine, 89,
of Horseshoe Beach passed away
on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at her
Mrs. Valentine was a lifelong
resident of Dixie County. She was a
homemaker and mother and a retired
nutritionist for the Alachua County
School System. She was Southern
Mrs. Valentine is survived by
children, Steven Valentine, Frayne
"Smokey" Valentine and Evonne
Cline all of Horseshoe Beach: broth-
er, Blaine Butler of Jacksonville; and.
eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at
a later date.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mr. Joseph Stanley
Mr Joseph Stanley Zalenski, 90, of
Old Town passed away on Monday,
April 7, 2008 at the Cross City Re-
hab Center.

Mr. Zalenski spent 6 years in the
U. S. Navy between 1939 and 1945.
He retired from the Cleveland, Ohio
Regional Transit Authority where he
drove a bus.
Mr. Zalenski is survived by his
daughter, Betty Lou Kaifetz of Old
Town; three grandchildren and four
Graveside services were held on
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Flor-
ida National Cemetery in Bushnell,
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.


Melissa Ann Logan to Melissa Ann
Logan and Joseph M. Veltre, quit
claim deed, $10.00.
Action Manufacturing of North
Florida, Inc. and Action Manufactur-
ing and Supply, Inc. to Wilson Gas
and Service LLC, corporate warranty
deed, $74,700.00.
Nancy Ann Williams and Debbie
Ann Williams to Household Finance
Corporation III, warranty deed in lieu
of foreclosure, $100,572.00.
Warren Lawrence and Myra Law-
rence to David P. Sumrall, warranty
deed, $196,000.00.
Robert L. Hendry and Imogene K.
Hendry to Todd L. Bales, Sherri L.
Bales, Michael D. Jackson, and Julie
K. Jackson, special warranty deed,
$30,000.00, Lot 14 Hart Springs Es-
tates First Addition.
Gregory M. Griffin and Leslie L.
Griffin Svendsen to Dream Builders
Development Corp, general warranty
deed, $100,000.00, Lots 8, 9, 10, and
11 Block 5 South Trenton.
Mardi Land Development Inc. to
Valentine Condell, warranty deed,
Llewellyn W. White and Janet S.
White to Timothy P. Marquis, Sr. and

Christina J. Marquis, warranty deed,
$32,000.00, Lot 3 Block 8 Sun 'N
Fun Subdivision Unit 1.
Dana B. Sargent and Rachelle Sar-
gent to Florida Credit Union, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lot 3 Hagan Es-
Samantha S. Russum to Linda
Cole, warranty deed, $125,000.00,
Lot 1 Block 19 Piedmont County
Teresa Stewart to National Resi-
dential Nominee Services Inc., war-
ranty deed, $403,750.00.
Daniel 0. Bryant and Joyce Y. Cin-
tron to Daniel 0. Bryant and Joyce Y
Cintron, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot
3 Block 22 Suwannee River Estates
Marvin H. Ostee, Jr. to J.W. Alvord
Inc. and J. W. Alvord, warranty deed,
Green Tree Servicing, LLC f/k/a
Conseco Finance Servicing Corpo-
ration, Joseph W. Gilliam, Gilchrist
County Clerk of Court, Darrell S.
Clagg, Jr. and Denise S. Clagg to
Kenneth S. Tucker, certificate of title,
$58,200.00, Lot 3 SPJ.
Beneficial Florida Inc. to David C.
Henrie and Sharon Y. Henrie, special
warranty deed, $90,000.00, Lot 7
Oak Hill.
Joyce Fulford Goss to Doris Ann
Mashburn andArthur James Hammel,
general warranty deed, $88,000.00.
Jim Martin Group, Inc. to Sylvia
M. Bevill, corporate warranty deed,
$30,000.00, Lots 1 and 6 Martin
Eileen A. Sullivan to Danielle J.
Judd, special warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 33 of The Lakes.
Michael B. Bible to Roger T. San-
ford and Rebecca A. Sanford, war-
ranty deed, $86,000.00, Lot 28 Pine-
wood Subdivision.
Robert M. Vogel and Laura Vogel
to Robert M. Vogel and Laura Vogel,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Christopher Groseclose a/k/a
Christopher Groseclose to Richard
W. Towers and Terrie L. Towers,
warranty deed, $52,000.00.

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CAS': NO.: 2007-CA-0085
ANNA Mcl 1Ol).
Notice is given that pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment entered
on April 1, 2008 in Civil Action No.
2007-CA-0085 of the Circuit Court
of Gilchrist County, Florida. in which
CADE FAMILY TRUST is the Plaintiff
and ANNA McLEOD is the Defendant,
I shall sell the property at public sale
on May 12. 2008 at 11:00 a.m., to the
highest bidder for cash in the front of
the south doors of the Gilchrist County
Courthouse located at 112 South Main
Street, in Trenton, Gilchrist County,
Florida. in accordance with F.S. 45.031.
the following-described real property set
forth in the Summary Final Judgment:
ESTATES, as per Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2. Page 84, Public Records
of Gilchrist County, Florida.
Mobile Home. YEAR: 1975, MAKE:
Title #13649591 & VIN
#60123704SBB, Title #13649592,
permanently affixed thereto.
also known as Tax Parcel Identification
The following Notice is provided
pursuant to Section 45.031 of the
Florida Statutes to wit:
Ifthis property is sold at public auction,
there may be additional money from
the sale after payment of persons
who are entitled to be paid from the
sale proceeds pursuant to this final
If you are a subordinate lienholder
claiming a- right to funds remaining
after the sale, you must file a claim with
the Clerk no later than 60 days after the
sale. Ifyou fail to file a claim, you will
not be entitled to any remaining funds.
If you are the property owner, you may
claim these funds yourself. You are not
required to have a lawyer or any other
representation and you do not have to
assign your rights to anyone else in
order for you to claim any money to
which you are entitled. Please check
with the Clerk of the Court, Joseph W.
Gilliam, Gilchrist County Courthouse.
112 South Main Street. Trenton,
Florida. within ten (10) days after the
sale to see if there is additional money
from the foreclosure sale that the Clerk
has in the registry of the Court.
If you decide to sell your home or
hire someone to help you claim the
additional money, you should read very
carefully all. papers you are required
! to sign. ask someone else, preferably
an attorney >who-Gis not related to
the person offering to help you, to
make sure that you understand what
you are signing and that you are not
transferring your property or the equity
in your property without the proper

information. If you cannot afford to
pay an attorney, you may contact Three
Rivers Legal Services to see if you
qualify financially for their services.
If they cannot assist you, they may be
able to refer you to a local bar referral
agency or suggest other options. Ifyou
choose to contact Three Rivers I.egal
Services for assistance, you should do
so as soon as possible after receipt of
this notice.
Signed this 3rd day oflApril, 2008.
By: Lindsay P. Ayers
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court Administrator's Office by phone,
at 1-352-374-3639, or in person, or in
writing, at 201 E. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601, within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice. If you
are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771, or if you are voice impaired, call
Pub: April 10, 17, 2008b.

City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in a Workshop on Tues-
day, April 22, 2008 at 4:00 PM at the
City Hall, at 17651 NW 90th Ct, Fan-
ning Springs, FL.
The Agenda is:
1. Well field Discussion
2. Sewer Discussion
3. Ft. Fanning Historical Park
Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he/
she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made.
Which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
DATED this 14th day of April, 2008
By Sheila Watson
City Clerk
City Of Fanning Springs
Pub. April 17, 2008b.

Case No.: 21-2008-DR-0100
Division: DR
9730 SW 55TH AVE.
't.P ARE NOTIFIED that an action,
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on PATTI
A. VOIDANOFF, whose address is 115
NE 12TH AVE., TRENTON, FL. 32693,
on or before May 14, 2008, and file the

SDr. Richard W. Wagner

218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626

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Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
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Hello, my name is Bucket. I got
that name for a very good reason.
You can call Gilchrist County -
Animal Services and find out
My last owners moved away and left me and the kind people of
Gilchrist County have taken very good care of me until I can find
my fur-ever home, could that be with you? I am about 3 to 4 years
old and I get along well with other dogs. If you would like to meet
me please call Gilchrist County Animal Services at
352-463-3158. Thank you for looking at me!
There are 45 cats and dogs for every person born. Only 1 out of 10
dogs born ever gets a home. Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a
home. 800 dogs & cats are KILLED each HOUR in the U.S,
because there are not enough homes for them. Opt to adopt.

original with the clerk of this Court at P.O.
BOX 37, TRENTON, FI. 32693, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a defliult
may he entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all conrtl documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You nmay review these docuennnits upon
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Family
Law Form 12.915). Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub. April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2008b.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, April 21, 2008, at 4:00 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 (4:00 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:
4:15 pm Jerry Murphy; Hart Spring
Annual Dive Committee Report
4:30 pm Road Department Report
4:45 pm SUB 08-01; Hendrix
5:00 pm LUC 08-01; 340 Invest-
ment Cooperation
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. April 17, 2008b.

ant to Ordinance No. 06-20, as amend-
ed, comments, objections and recom-
mendations concerning the following
described agenda item as provided for
in the Gilchrist County Land Develop-
ment Code, hereinafter referred to as the
Land Development Code, will be heard
by the Planning Commission of Gilchrist
County, Florida, on Monday, April 28,
2008 at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter
as possible, at the Board of County Coinm-
missioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is the proposed agenda:
1. CPA 08-01: An application by
James T. Farr, AICP, George F Young,
Inc. as agent for Oak Tree Landing,
Ltd./Oak Tree Landing GP. LLC re-
questing approval of a Comprehensive
Plan Amendment to allow development
of a mixed use village on a combined
815 acres in eastern Gilchrist County
and western Alachuna County. The pro-
posed development includes provisions
for commercial/retail space, an airport,
an 18-hole golf course and club house,
a fire station, and 624 residential units.
The subject property is located on the
south side of CR 232 between CR 337
and straddles the Gilchrist/Alachua
County line.
2. SP 08-01: An application by James
Johnson requesting approval of a Site
Plan for a mulch, natural resources,
landscape supply on an industrial
zoned property located at 4659 SW
80th Street; parcel # 14-10-14-0000-
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear to
be heard with respect to any of the pro-
posed agenda items. The public hearing
may be continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place of any
continuance of the public hearing shall

be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notices concerning
this matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above referenced
public hearing.
Additional information for all of the
above-listed agenda items is available
for public inspection at the Building De-
partment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during reg-
ular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which

the appeal is to be based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice
& TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8771.
Pub. April 17, 2008b

ant to Section 336.10 Florida Statutes,
that the Gilchrist County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, held a public hearing on
Monday, April 7, 2008, and adopted the
following Resolution closing a portion of
NE 90th Way:
All documents relating to the road clo-
sure are available for public inspection at
the office of the Gilchrist County Clerk,
Gilchrist County Courthouse, Trenton,
Florida, during regular business hours.
Pub. April 17, 2008b

The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, April 21, 2008 at 5:30 pm in the
Kathryn Deen Commission Chambers,
114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL. Items
included on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Action items
1. Resolution PZ/LPA CPA 08-02
Future Land Use Map Change
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
Pub. April 17, 2008b

The City of Trenton Planning Board of
City Commissioners will meet in Regular
Session Monday, April 21. 2008, imme-
diately following the Planning and Zon-
ing Board meeting, which begins at 5:30
pm. in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114 N. Main Street. Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Unscheduled Guests
D. Action Items
1. Division of Forestry Fire Depart-
ment Grant
2. Final Reading Ordinance 2007-8
CPA 07-2 Text Amendment Agri-
culture Density from I du/5 acres to


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3. Final Reading Ordinance 2007-
12 CPA 07-6 Future Land Use Map
Change Elementary School Site
4. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
09 CPA 07-3 Future Land Use Map
Change 1st Baptist Church
5. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
10 CPA 07-4 Future Land Use Map
Change -Anguish, Tracy
6. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
11 CPA 07-5 Future Land Use Map
Change Mimack, LC
7. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
13 CPA 07-7 Future Land Use Map
Change Piedmont Farms, Inc
8. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
14 CPA 07-8 Future Land Use Map
Change SRS Properties, Inc
9. First Reading Ordinance 2007-15
CPA 07-9 Future Land Use Map
Change Kincaid, Bobby and Violet
10. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
17 CPA 07-11 Future Land Use Map
Change Dreambuilders Develop-
ment Corp
11. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
18 CPA 07-12 Future Land Use Map
Change Rast, Bobby
12. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
20 CPA 07-14 Future Land Use Map
Change Boothroyd, Craig
13. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
21 CPA 07-15 Future Land Use Map
Change Carter, James
14. First Reading Ordinance 2007-
22 CPA 07-16 Future Land Use Map
Change Hodge, James
15. First Reading Ordinance 2008-
04 CPA 08-02 Future Land Use Map
E. Discussion Items
1. NE 2nd Avenue Two-Way Traf-
F. Board Member Request
G. City Attorney Report
H. City Manager Report
1. State Road 26 Concurrency Up-

Book lovers converge on
The spring edition of the Friends of
the Library Book Sale begins Satur-
day, April 19 at 9 a.m. at 430 N. Main
Street in Gainesville, as the little sale
that's grown into a major event foi
book lovers continues its 54-year tra-
The sale originally began with the
sale of a few boxes of donated books
and library discards. It is now held
twice a year and attracts book lovers
and book sellers from up and down'
the East Coast and beyond who feast
on its huge and diverse collection.
By the time the doors open Sat-
urday the line of early bird shoppers,
will snake through the parking lot
and stretch for blocks down N. Main.
Street. The goal is to get a first peek
at the supermarket size collection of
used books packed into the build-
ing known as the Bookhouse. Many
shoppers will spend the night in the
parking lot or arrive in the pre-dawn
darkness for the privilege.
The dealers and collectors will be
looking for the rare editions, like
the first edition copies from John
Steinbeck and Lewis Carroll in this
spring's sale. But it's not just exotic
books that bring the crowds. Parents
take advantage of the tables packed
with used children's books to find
enjoyable bargains. The tables filled
with cookbooks have their own spe-
cial group of book-buying fans.
And whether it's mysteries, ad-
venture or romance, the opportunity

date to get a nearly-new once-read paper-'
I. Adjourn back for a dollar or less pulls in book
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per- lovers from all over Florida. There
son decides to appeal any decision made are books in every category imagin-
by the Board with respect to any matter able old magazines, CDs, puzzler
considered at this meeting, he/she will a o e C
need a record of the proceedings, and and more.
that, for such purpose, he/she may need The sale happens just twice a year
to ensure that a verbatim record of the and runs for only five days. The fall
proceedings is made, which record in- edition set a record with $147,000 in
eludes the testimony and evidence upon sales that goes to support library pro-,
which the appeal is to be based. grams in Alachua County.
City Managerss The book sale will take place o4

pub. April 17. 2008b Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Sunday, April 20, 1-6 p.m.; Monday;
April 21, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday,
"When it hurts to look back, and April 22, noon to 8 p.m. (Half-pried
you're scared to look ahead, you can Day); and Wednesday, April 23, noorf
look beside you and your best friend to 6 p.m. (10-Cent Day).
will be there."




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Trenton area. Kids really miss her. call
Travis 535-7444.

Moving Sale

MOVING SALE at 5759 NW 1I8th
terrace in Bell. 386-935-0588. 1940s;
scwinc machine. gas grill. TV. w\roought-
iron desk & misc. household items.
Saturday and Sunday.

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Mercury. trolling motor. 3 seats. 2 live-
wells. himini. $2,500. 386-454-0741.

Never used, break-vaway system, new
tires & spaIre rim, front storatte, $3,75t0.
.38 -935- 1151 .


For Sale 4600 Ford diesel tra
loader, in good condition. $7,C
Call 463-7135 or 463-6215 a

2tb.4-17-4-24 p1".

twice. 21 ft long, 71t wide with 2 Ibold-
down ramps. $2.700. 352-463-7377.

CITRUS: Many varieties, shade
trees, flowering trees, knockout roses,
blueberries. blackberries, mayhaw trees,
annuals and perennials. Allen's Nursery,
Old Town. Hwy 55A, Hrs 9-5 M-Sat.
542-7254 or 356-0288.

GOATS: Kids. yearlings
milkers available. Show quali
bucks available. Fresh goats

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Money... Drywall hangit
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milk. 352- HOME BUILDER: Quali
on your lot. Visit our sales
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L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 ';,',
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MLS#752196 $99,990
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St.
Several nice home sites, scattered
oaks, zoned for home or M/home,
Trenton School District.
5.23 ac (Parcel C) Planted pines,
zoned for home or mobile home,
between Newberry & Trenton.
Call for appointment.
Only $79,900.
MLS#758194 Reduced $189,500
A 2001 3 BR/2 BA, large porch,
fenced and cross-fenced, pole barn,
stalls, all on 10 acres. Near Otter
Springs and the Rails to Trails.

MLS#758812 $179,500
1800 SW 105th St Trenton
5 BR/2 BA- 5 acres. Country
living at its best. Must see to
MLS#754309 Only $140,000
9.55 Acres-Underground wiring,
homesite, 4" well, septic, power
pole, large pole barn 16x36.
MLS#758331 $319,000
Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "'appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.

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cltor wilh JERRY WILKS FILL DI)1
000 013OO VICE: Fill dirt, driveways
ilter 7:00 demolition, limerock, land
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352
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WORK: Mobile homes and
moved.. For a Free Estimate C
iRVICE: Wesley with Wesley Sanitatic
Residen- 226-3005.
Call 352-

STONE, INC.: Stone, stucco, permanent
4tp,3-27-4-17 mobile home skirting. Free Estimates.
ROOFS: Save 6789 SE 70th Avenue, Trenton. 472-
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ty homes built and HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVE-
& design cen- MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
ld Town; open insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
etime I lomes vices, 352-463-1212 day or evening and
16. weekends.

Currently enrolling subjects to participate in an
Acute Sinusitis Research Study using an
investigational natural alternative to antibiotics.

If you are experiencing any of the following
symptoms, you may qualify for a study to test an
investigational drug for acute sinusitis:

Facial pain/pressure
Facial tenderness
Sinus headache
Nasal stuffiness or congestion
Post-nasal drip and/or nasal discharge

We are studying an
experimental nasal spray for
the treatment of sinusitis. The
active ingredient is a natural
plant extract, not an antibiotic.
To participate you must be
between the ages of 18-70
and must be experiencing
some of these symptoms.
As a qualified participant, you
will receive all study related
care and study medication at
no charge to you.

If you wish to know more
about this research study,
please ask the study
doctor for information:

Southeast Clinical Research
1113 NW 23rd Avenue
Chiefland, Florida 32626





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on at 352- a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
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Truck Operators for F/T employment.
Must have valid drivers license. CDL a
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RN, FT or PT 7-3/3-11: Excellent sign
on bonus and shift differentials. Tri-
County Nursing Home, 7280 SW SR-26,
Trenton, FL 352-463-1222 EOE/DFWP

8am-5pm. Quickbooks knowledge, or-
ganized, good communication skills,
service oriented, business, non-smoking
workplace, mail resume to P 0 Box 2180,
Chiefland, FL 32644.

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(352) 463-7075 JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker ON THE WEB:
(352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtyinc.comt
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
Just Reduced (From $339,000)--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...$324,900.
Just Reduced (From $295,000 each)--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): Side-by-side, pasture
2-acre tracts, 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...Seller motivated...$249,900 (each).
CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped 9.97-acre property (located about
3/4-mile from the Suwannee, near Wannee). Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving. wood floors, gourmet kitchen (w/top-line
appliances) & more. Also has a 46x40 garage/workshop bldg. (w/space for horse livestock)-call/email Barabara for details...$374.900.
Reduced (From $299,900)--WELL-BUILT CB/S HOME, WITH 10 ACRES NEAR RIVER: 3 BR/2 BA: 2004-built concrete-block home, with
quiet/secluded acreage at end of country road, located about 3/4-mile from Wannee boat ramp. Has Berber carpet & tile flooring, open concept & French
doors, raised-hearth fireplace & more. Also with attached garage & enclosed 30x24 pole barn--call or email to Barbara for full property details...$269,000.
Reduced (From $225,000)--COUNTRY ACREAGE & 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, located near US-129. Home has spacious living room (w/fireplace), large kitchen/dining area, roomy BR's & more;
property also has 2-level pole barn...$209,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space. for this remodeled frame/CB home,
landscaped, in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room, fireplace, full kitchen w/china cabinetry. & more...Sellers VERY motivated...$174,900.
Reduced (From $174,900)--WELL-BUILT FRAME HOME ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Located close to town right by US-129, ngxt to
other nice homes, this frame/hardyplank home is perfect for growing family or down-sizing retirees. Has full-appliances for kitchen/utility room &
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.
FRAME 2-STORY HOME ON WOODED ACRES: 2 BR/2 BA: Couple of large oaks dominate this secluded 3.31-acre property, located close to Old
Town near US-19/Chavous Road, with 'fixer-upper' Frame/stucco (home & all contents being sold in 'as is' condition by Seller)-call/cinail for
Reduced (From $74,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious l15x 164 tract, in
NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell, in 'as is' condition--home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding...$69,900.
Just Reduced (From $174,900)--5-ACRE TRACT, WITH 2 M/HOMES & MORE: 6 BR/5 BA (total): Five pasture acres at end of country drive, with
two 3 BR/2 BA manufactured homes, and large frame-bit. Rec-room/workshop building. Has over 2,300 inside sqft. of total living space, and nice extras
include wheelchair-ramp access, sun porch, landscaping/irrigation & more-located just west of Trenton off CR-341...$162,900.
WOODED 5-ACRES & LIKE-NEW MANUFACTURED: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home in showroom condition, split-plan with large
greatroom/kitchen. On an under-brushed 5-acre tract, with perimeter fencing, located just north of Bell; also has 2-vehicle car cover & more...$136,000.
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, 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-financing possible (20% down
payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan term)...$78,900.
UNIQUE M/HOME NEAR BRONSON & ARCHER: 2 BR/2 BA: 24x48 Manufactured Home, w/attached 2-car garage/workshop, bonus-room &
screened porch. Located on a one-acre tract, at University Oaks S/D, in. NE Levy (short drive to Gainesvillc/Alachua Co...$74,900.
Reduced (From $79,900)--'AS IS' M/HOME & SECLUDED 5 ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: Would make a great 'fixer-upper' project for handyperson, at this
private 5-acres with large oaks in.NE Gilchrist; 1970s 24x70+ Manufactured has a number of frame attached rooms, lots more...$69,900.
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.
PRICED TO SELL!! MANUFACTURED HOME EAST OF TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Decently-kept, neat & clean 14x48 M/Home, on .33/acre lot
near to Water's Lake. Has front & back wood-frame attachments, outbuildings & more...$45,000.
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river. North of Bell...$169,900.
15+ COUNTRY, PRIVATE ACRES, NORTH OF TRENTON: A 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby SR-47 about 10 miles from town. Property
has some 'as is' improvements, including full fence/gated entry. well & septic system & outbuildings: call/email for details...$125,000.
9.73 ACRES--TWO 9+ ACRE TRACTS--CLOSE TO RIVER, NW OF BELL: Two side-by-side wooded 9.73-acre tract (one w/some improvements),
near to the Suwannee off CR-340...$99,000 (improved)/$89,900 (unimproved).
5.5 ACRES--NEAR WACCASASSA LAKE: Wooded. secluded property, with 'as is' 2 BR M/Home, outbuilding and more...$77,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Seven tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy. a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $51,900.
5-ACRES--AFFORDABLE TRACT, JUST EAST OF TRENTON: A 4.9-acre wooded tract. has paved frontage along SR-47--has been Priced to Sell
by Owner...$34,500.
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of city lots & half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy
County area-check with our office for the full details/locations...acre tracts start from $12,500 (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:

Jim or Jean Troke
(386) 935-3357


Paul Troke
(352) 221-2999

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Trenton Area: Spacious 4BR
2BA Manufactured Home on
5 beautiful acres, about half
wooded half cleared.

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 comer lot with planted pines. Come enjoy Country Living.
MLS # 758621 -10 acres planted pines is next to the 5-acre comer lot.

Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
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more. Come see you will love it.
$138,000 (LR-757508-RH) 493-2221

Bring the Horses. Beautiful DW MH .
with over 1900SF on 5 Acres MOL of
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with stalls. The MH has plenty of room SELL. Beautiful new home with all the
with a fireplace, large kitchen & more. city conveniences. 3/2 on I nicely
Just outside of Trenton in Levy County. wooded acre. This could be your dream
$158,500 (LMH-757324-JW) 463-6144 home. $209,000 (LR-757221-RH)

BEAUTIFUL HOME on the #2 green at
the Chiciland golf course, loaded with A wonderful opportunity for use as a
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I Help Wanted

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Bell High School
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Science (or eligible).
Preferred Qualifications: Eligible to in
teach" Dual Enrollment program MA
Degree and 18 graduate hours in Bio-
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related area.
Anticipated Vacancy
English Instructor High School
Bell High School
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Maintenance Worker Journey Level
District Wide
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Three years of experience in building
maintenance and/or A/C service. Must
have EPA Universal Certification for
Substitute Teachers
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Contact the District Office for an
application and more information.
Bus Driver Trainees;
Substitute Bus Drivers.
High School Diploma.
40 hours of in-service training
will be provided for qualified applicants.
Flexible training hours.
Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of
the Class B Florida CDL. For
information or
questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
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Substitute Teacher Pool
We are accepting applications for our
Highly Qualified Substitute
Teacher Pool. Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher with a
current or former Florida teaching
certificate in a core subject area. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and

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more information.
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW 11th Avenue,
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
Attach a resume and any
additional information as
necessary. All applications will
be screened. Not all applicants
will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled.
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Trenton, FL 32693
Office: (352) 463-9494
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3BR/2BA CB home on 15 acres, private
drive, 12 stall horse barn, fence/cross-
fence, 30x32 workshop, 4 paddocks,
$400,000 MLS#757958

on city lot, carpet & vinyl throughout,
spacious/open floor plan, city water &
sewer, allowance for appliances!
$104,900 MLS#757700

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$370,000 MLS#758091

home on 5 acres, Spacious layout, fire-
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home on a city lot, 1,704 htd. sq
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MLS#756597 MLS#758542 ABLE $197,500

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17.89 ACRES near Hart
Springs, not buildable,
$59,500 MLS#753163
5 ACRES in Trenton,
Homes Only, $59,900
1.08 ACRE in Bell, $18,001
3/4 ACRE in Fanning
Springs, $15,500
2 ACRES in Trenton,
Homes Only, $59,500
5.63 ACRES in Bell,
$55,000 MLS#756535
7.37 ACRES in Bell,
$65,000 MLS#756556
20 ACRES in Chiefland,
$170,000 MLS#758583
34 ACRES in Chiefland,
$272,000 MLS#758584
5 ACRES in Bell, $60,000

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P. 0. Box 8 Bell, Florida 32619 E-Mail: tcrealty@bellsouth.net
1 ACRE LOTS Bell, $8,000 MLS 753831, $10,000 MLS 756479
2.27 ACRES Bell, $36,500. MLS 755088
LAKEFRONT 0.35 acre, well, septic, power, Trenton, $15,000. MLS 758029
10 ACRES comer, oaks, Bell, $109,900. MLS 752677
40 ACRES frontage on 2 roads, Bell, $450,000. MLS 754588
20 ACRES well, septic, power, Branford, $200,000. MLS 756842

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Affordable and rooms 4BR/2BA home with oer 1800 sq.1f. of
living area Located on beautiful oak killed .91 acres ofring N atalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
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S/D. MLS756112 S79,500 1310 North Main Street Bell. Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008

2005 5BR3BA. 2091 sqft home. Features include two master 2000 Fleetwood mobile home on 6.34 acres Enjoy the outdoors Beautiful neu 3BRP2BA home in Oak Walk Subdi vision. Home
suites vith large bathrooms & walk-in closets. large li, ing area, from the full length screened patio. Home has 2 car attached has tre ceilings ceramic tile and walk-in closets in its 1533 sfl
front & rear under-roof porches, fenced & treed yard. concrete carport and a large workshop. Area surrounding home is in planted open floor plan Fulure amenities to include communil pool,
driveway% and detached workshop with lean-to. In Bell city limits. pines for added privacy. Home qualifies for FIA or VA financing. clubhouse, walkingg trails and RV parking. MLS=758521 $194.900
MLS8758327 S279.900 MLS758603 S25.000

You must see this very nice doubleide mobile home in move-in Attn: Horse Lovers! 3BR/2BA 1240 Sq.f. home on fenced & HOME on 10 ACRES This is your private getaay Nestled in the
ready condition-Home is situated on 6.06 scenic acres in private cross fenced 5 acres. SS appliances, terra cotta tile & new trees sits a 2003 3BR-2BA double ide on 10 acres in the North
area. Updates include paint carpet, cabinets and metal roof. carpeting, large screened back porch, 2 stall horse barn. Less than East Gilchnst count. Short drie to Gainesville. Lake City or
Exterior features include white board fence along road, utility shed a mile to both Suwannee & Santa Fe Rivers. MLS# 753224 Chiefland. ML.S758357 S129.900
and pole bam with stalls. MLS# 758712 S99,000 5200,000

Completely remodeled 4BR/3BA 2323sqf home on 5 beautiful rural Affordable & comfortable 2BR/2BA singlewide mobile home Spacious 2280 sql lHcl ool home on 38.17 acre& Features
acres. New roof. carpet & wood flooring. windows & paint- Updated conveniently located on paved comer lot next to Bell High School. include bonus room, computer area. rccrcational'media room.
appliances, in-ground concrete pool & many other extra's. Move-in You must see the 2 car detached garage/workshop and chain link gounnet kitchen with mo, cable island and located on
ready. MLS 757453 S286,000 fenced yard Home will qualify for FiA inancing. convenient count paved road. Also available on a9 acres for
__ MLS #758598 $64.900 S23000. MLS=758850 S388.000

Natural Florida at it's best! 40 acres with 2 bus, 3 skeptics, pole NEW SUWANNEE RIVER HOME situated on 14.97 acres with Completely remodeled 3BR/2BA frame home on 1.30 acres on paved
bam and large pavilion with bathroom, bar-b-q/fireplace and fire 447 feet on the river. Spectacular home with 18" tile throughout the US Hwy 129. New metal roof, siding, porches, C//A, floorng.
pit. One cabin was tuniof thc century school house. Leisurely home, porches and entry steps, cherry wood cabinets, large ood cabinets, W/S/P and more. A must see!
country living at its best. MLS 758412 S520.900 sreened porch and many upgrades and features. MLS 754369 S119.900
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down payment. only $359/mo. $34,900.
:tiftully wooded lot, just off paved street,
'convenient to Gainesville. owner financ-
-ing, no down payment, only $205/mo.
'$19,900. 352-215-1018.
'5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
'wooded. Convenient to Gainesville.
::Owner financing. No down payment.
;.Only $770/mo. $74,900. (352) 665-2496
^or (352) 215-1018.

Real Estate

I BR/1 BA MOBILE HOME for sale.
$1,000 down. owner financing. 863-683-
10 ACRES: Between Trenton and Bell at
$7000/acre: also 29 acres in same loca-
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Bell Middle / High School
April 28 ............... 6:30-8:00 Next Year's 12th Graders
April 29 ............... 6:30-8:00 Major Areas of Interest
And Registration Meeting for Next
Year's 9th Graders and Parents
May 5 .................... 6:30 -8:00 Next Year's 11th Graders
May 6 .................. 6:30-8:00 Next Year's 10"' Graders

Meetings will be held in the BHS and THS Auditoriums.

Trenton Middle / High School
April 28 .........6:00-8:00 Next Year's 11th & 12th Graders
April 29 .........6:00-6:30 Major Area of Interest Meeting
for Next Year's 9th Graders and
6:30 8:00 Registration for Next Year's 9th

It is time to begin preparing for the 2008-2009 School Year. Bell Middle/High School and Trenton
Middle/High School invite their Parents and Students to come and participate in their scheduled Registration
Information will be provided regarding the following areas:
Graduation requirements Mark your calendars!
Progression of classes and the development of a 4 year plan
How the valedictorian and salutatorian are selected Don't miss your Registration
Three year Accelerated Programs Night!
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FCAT Testing Program night scheduled for your grade,
College Entrance Exams and Practice Exams contact your school at:
Bright Futures Scholarship Program Bell High School: 463-3232
Requesting classes for the 2008-2009 School Year Trenton High School: 463-3210
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Trenton Elementary School students explore career options

By Carrie A. Mizell
The gopher turtle, airboat and al-
ligator are cool, but four-year-old
Wyatt Allen thinks he might want to
grow flowers and lima beans when
he's all grown iup rather than work-
ing for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission like his
Wyatt's pre-kindergarten teacher
Laura Brown said his career decision
could be based on the fact that his
class just finished a unit focusing on
things that grow in the dirt.
Wyatt and students ranging from
pre-kindergarten through fourth
grade had the opportunity to learn
about different career options on Fri-
day at Trenton Elementary School's
annual Career Day.
Learning was brought to life for
TES students as they explored dif-
ferent career venues set up by local
professionals and listened to talks
on topics ranging from safety when
dealing with electricity to cake deco-
"Career Day was an opportunity
for kids to see real life skills and
understand why they're learning,"
said Christie McElroy, TES guidance
counselor and Career Day organizer.
Area businesses who graciously
volunteered their time to participate
in Career Day included: Gilchrist

County Emergency Medical Ser-
vices, Gainesville Regional Utilities,
RE/MAX, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office, Stacey
Marlowe (physical therapist), David
Reeves (K9 deputy), Musen Family
(missionaries). Central Florida Elec-
tric Cooperative, Bryant Frye (TAS-
ER), Wesley Asbell (environmental
specialist with the Gilchrist County
Health Department), Don Barselou
(engineer), Daniel Caulk (Florida
Highway Patrol), Bill Helms (retired
NASA scientist), Jennifer Driggers
(nurse with the Gilchrist County
Health Department), Tommy Lang-
ford (taxidermist), Don Matthews
(United States Marshall), Paulie Pe-
trello (chef) and Ashley Crowe (cake
According to McElroy, one high-
light of Career Day for students was
seeing the RE/MAX hot air balloon
up close and watching as their teach-
ers went up in the basket.
"Most of the kids had never seen a
hot air balloon," McElroy said. "They
were so excited! Several of the older
kids asked the pilot questions about
flying the hot air balloon."
McElroy would like to thank all
area businesses and business owners
who took part in the 2008 TES Ca-
reer Day.

The RE/MAX hot air balloon was a big hit with Trenton Elementary

Pre-Kindergarten teachers wave to students as they go up in the RE/ Students were more interested in rubber gloves than listening to Gil-
MAX hot air ballon. christ County EMS talk about the functions of an ambulance.


* Experience
Over thirty-two years in continuous operation as a General Contractor.
* Licensed
State of Florida Certified General Contractor. Qualified to build all structures
anywhere in the State of Florida.
* Quality
We perform all carpentry functions with' our own in-house employees resulting in
a high quality end product.
* Advantage
Our own beautiful wood kitchen and bath cabinets shipped direct to us from
oui factory.
* Knowledgeable
Knowledgeable and experienced with the many various building materials including
,all roofing and siding options.
* Design
With our computer-aided design software we can literally design your new
home right in front of your eyes.
* Consultation
Free in-house design and consultation services. Ability to fully explain all
your options.

* Ease
A total one-stop, one-source company for all your new home requirements.
Design, pricing, material selection, consultation and construction.
* Service
From site completion to handing you the keys on move-in day, you can count
on GCCI to take care of everything in between.
* Satisfaction
All of us at GCCI are committed to total client satisfaction before, during
and after you have moved in. Our reputation and livelihood depend upon it.
Call us today to schedule your first meeting

for planning the construction of your new home.
Gray Construction Company, Inc.
500 North Main Street Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone (352) 463-9060
G. c. c. I. Fax (352) 463-0031
\ O'imBUDS Grayconst@aol.com
SState of Florida Certified General Contractor
License Number CGC037553
Visit our new Sub-division in Bell. Rolling Hills now open. Beautiful new homes, 1/2-acre lots,
paved streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter, underground utilities, walk to Bell Schools.

FWC Officer Allen lets kindergarten students pet a gopher.

Trenton Medical Center, Inc.

is a complete primary medical
and urgent care service provider.

Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and
now in Branford, we offer healthcare services for the
whole family,focusing on health and wellness from birth
to senior care. With everything from health check-ups
and x-rays, to chronic disease management and health
screening, to chiropractic care and a full-service
pharmacy, we're a one-stop medical provider for all your
health needs.

Most Insurance Accepted

SComplete Primary Care

Sliding Scale Fees

Well Baby Exams

S*Vaccinations I' f

Family Planning

Minor Trauma


Chiropractic Care -

Diagnostic X-Rays

Minor Surgical Proceedures

Diagnostic Laboratory

Hearing & Vision Testing

ADD/ADHD Evaluation

-^m. Massage Therapy (Trenton Office)
Visit our Website at

* 0s www.TrentonMedical.org

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