Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00173
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Creation Date: May 1, 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Phone (352) 463-7n135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 78 - No. 2 Phone (352) 46ax Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, May 1, 2008 Price'50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
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Local teenager safe

after running away with

Internet boyfriend

By Carrie A. Mizell
A 15-year-old Gilchrist County girl
returned home safely Sunday night
after running away to meet a man she
met on the Internet.
According to Sheriff David Turner,
the girl's mother woke up to find a
note her daughter had written stating
that she had run away with her boy-
friend that she had met online.
Deputies indicated that the teen-
ager was picked up at her home in
southeast Gilchrist Cdunty between
3:45 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
Friends and family members said
the girl had been told that her Inter-
net boyfriend was 17 years old and
had recently moved from Texas to
Sheriff Turner said that Be On the
Lookout bulletins were sent out for
the missing juvenile, a yet unnamed
suspect and vehicle.
"Through numerous phone calls
and other investigative leads the

young girl was located in a motel in
the panhandle of Florida, but the sus-
pect had fled the area prior to the lo-
cal police departments arrival," Sher-
iff Turner said.
The suspect, who has yet to be
found or positively identified, was
verbally identified as a 28-year-old
Louisiana man.
"Thanks to the corroboration be-
tween the family and several law
enforcement agencies the young girl,
unharmed, was reunited with her
mother by 10:30 p.m." Sheriff Turner
Sheriff Turner said the family was
fortunate in having a good outcome,
but in many cases around the nation
circumstances do not always turn out
"Parents need to communicate with
their children and warn them of the
potential danger and deceitfulness
that occurs via the Internet," Sheriff
Turner said.

Chiefland man dies in head-on collision
81-year-old Trenton man fights for his life after sustaining critical injuries in the SR 26 accident

Gilchrist County firefighter-paramedics and paramedics from Alachua County work to free Adan Torres from his vehicle Monday afternoon.

By Carrie A. Mizell
A Chiefland man died on the scene
and a Trenton man was critically in-
jured in a head-on collision Monday
afternoon on State Road 26 three
miles east of Trenton.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, Jose A. Florestoro, 73, of
Chiefland was traveling east on State
Road 26 at 2:40 p.m. when a 2007
Chrysler Sebring driven by Adan Tor-
res, 81, of Trenton drove into the path
of Florestoro's 2000 Ford Taurus.
The vehicles collided after Tor-
res; who was traveling west on State
Road 26, ran off the north edge of
the roadway for an unknown reason
and over-corrected left causing his
vehicle to re-enter the road and cross
into the westbound lane in the path of

Florestoro's vehicle;
The left front of Torres' vehicle
struck the left front of Florestoro's
vehicle, stated Sgt. Dan Miller of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Torres' vehicle came to rest in the
center of State Road 26 facing south-
east, while Florestoro's vehicle ro-
tated counterclockwise and traveled
off the south edge of the road facing
Florestoro was pronounced dead at
the scene.
Torres, who is known by his many
friends as "Mr. Chico," was trans-
ported to Shands at the University of
Florida where he was listed in critical
condition at press time.
According to Mary Gail McLeod
church secretary at First Baptist

Church of Trenton, where Torres at-
tends church, he made it through the
night Monday. McLeod explained
that Torres had sustained a broken
arm, leg and nose in the accident. He
also has internal injuries and was in
a medically-induced coma at press
Traffic along State Road 26 was
blocked for four hours as a result
of the accident, explained Gilchrist
County Public Safety Director Carlos
Perez. Small cars were let through
the congestion by deputies from the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office,
but no trucks or buses could be let
by because the travel area around the
accident was on an incline, Perez ex-
plained. Bad weather prevented the
ShandsCair helicopter from flying to

Gilchrist County to transport Torres
to the hospital.
"Both of our units were out on
calls when the wreck happened so
we radioed for Alachua County to
come to the scene," Perez said. "Both
men were badly trapped in their ve-
While on the scene, Perez said he
received word that a severe storm
would be coming through Gilchrist
County, bringing lightening and
winds of up to 45 miles per hour,
which prompted EMS workers to
free both Torres and Florestoro from
the vehicles as quickly as possible.
"If you could put a scenario to-
gether I don't think you could come
up with one more stressful than this
wreck was," Perez said.

Planning Commission votes to deny

Oak Tree Landing proposals

By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Planning
Commission listened to County Plan-
ner Taylor Brown and a large group
of speakers aired their feelings to the
board before the planning commis-
sion made the decision to deny both
the generic amendment and the Spe-
cial Area Plan being proposed by the
Stiles Corporation of Ft. Lauderdale.
Sam Poole, one of the attorneys
representing the Stiles Corporation
seeking approval on the Oak Tree
Landing development, presented a
generic text amendment that was
drafted and amended by the ap-
plicant. He explained that after the
group met with the Gilchrist County
staff and the public on the airpark
property and with the Planning Com-
mission, the Stiles team amended
the proposal to be conducive to Gil-
christ County's interest. Poole went
through the proposed plan to identify
the changes that had been submitted
to the county.
Gilchrist County Attorney John
McPherson told the planning com-
mission that changes can be made to
the proposals at any time during the
review process.
Poole expanded his presentation


involving Oak Tree Landing. He
gave the Planning Commission and
the interested public details involv-
ing the proposed park.
Brown presented the staff review
of the proposals.
In his recommendation Brown
stated, "I have studied the recent his-
tory of development decisions and
the Planning Commission and the
Board of County Commissioners and
learned that our Visioning documents
and Comprehensive Plan are still be-
ing consistently implemented by both
our appointed and elected officials."
"I must therefore conclude that
the appointed and elected officials
of Gilchrist County continue to hold
themselves accountable to the greater
Gilchrist County citizenry by protect-
ing the integrity of these documents
as representation of the common val-
ues and collective will of the people
of our community," Brown said.
"These common values and the
collective will of the people were
formulated through a substantial
county-wide community visioning
and comprehensive planning process,
In the interests of fairness and gov-
ernment accountability, I believe that
changes to our Comprehensive Plan
of such a magnitude as those being
currently proposed by the Stiles Cor-
poration should only be considered in
the context of a similar county wide-
community planning process. I be-
lieve the local problems require local
solutions," Brown added.
Brown concluded that it is his rec-
ommendation that the current pro-
posals to change the Gilchrist County
Comprehensive Plan be denied.
The planner explained that the
county is about to begin a process to
update both the Vision and the Com-
prehensive Plan.
Poole explained that the Stiles Cor-
poration as a neighbor in Gilchrist
County would like to be involved in
this process.

The planning commission listened
to over 25 citizens address the board
to give their feelings both for and
against the proposed changes.
Ted Burt, a Trenton attorney as-
sociated with the Stiles group, told
the board, "I don't want the board to
lose sight of where we are, the Stiles
group wants to continue this process
of adapting to what Gilchrist County
wants and be a part of the visioning
Burt also asked for the planning
commission to consider this in their
approval of the proposal to be sub-
mitted'to the Board of County Com-
mission for submittal to the Depart-
ment of Community Affairs.
McPherson told the planning com-
mission that he felt tfie board should
make a separate recommendation on
both proposals.
Michelle Crawford told her fellow
board members and the audience that
she is very passionate about this and
she wants to make sure the planning
commission gets Gilchrist County's
future right.
Crawford further explained that
the visioning, process needs to begin
and board members need to take the
right steps to identify what is best for
Gilchrist County's future.
Crawford made the motion to rec-
ommend complete denial of the ge-
neric text transmittal, based on the
presentation made by Taylor Brown
and the fact that if it is time to. re-
write the Comprehensive Plan then
the constituents of the county should
have an opportunity to do so, then
revisit the application, board mem-
ber Roosevelt Stalvey agreed with a
second as the board voted 4-1 in fa-
vor. Craig Watson voted against the
Crawford made a motion to deny a
map amendment for Oak Tree Land-
ing and board member Joseph Sulli-
van agreed with a second. The board
voted 5-0 in favor of the motion.

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Early morning yard sale shoppers browse the Gilchrist County Courthouse's benefit sale on Saturday.

Take part in the fight against cancer at

Tri-County Relay for Life

By Carrie A. Mizell
Five years ago Cindy Chadwick
got involved with the Tri-County
Relay for Life because she wanted to
add more of a Gilchrist County pres-
ence at the annual event, which ben-
efits the American Cancer Society.
Since then several of Chadwick's
coworkers at the Gilchrist County
Courthouse have been diagnosed
with cancer, battled the disease and
in some instances died after coura-
geous fights.
"Each year it seems like we have
a different reason to be involved,"
Chadwick said.
As event co-chair, Chadwick has
overseen the organization of nu-
merous Relay teams from Gilchrist
County, including a Bell Elementary
School team, two teams from the
Gilchrist County Courthouse, a team
from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office, a Trenton High School Beta
Club team, a team from Trenton
Medical Center and a Capital City
Bank team.
According to Chadwick, the 34
members of the Gilchrist County
.Courthouse teams have worked hard
to raise money for the Relay through-
out the year by selling tributes at
Christmas, Easter and Valentine's
Day. Team members have also sold
candy, soda, baked goods and gift
baskets to raise funds. On Saturday
the courthouse teams raised money
at a yard sale held in the courthouse

parking lot.
The courthouse teams' hard work
will culminate this weekend at the
Tri-County Relay for Life beginning
at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at Chief-
land High School. An evening of fun,
food, games, prizes and entertain-
ment will be held. The public is invit-
ed to come out and support all Relay
for Life teams as they walk to raise
money to help find a cure for cancer.

A luminary ceremony in honor and
in memory of those who have battled
cancer will be held at dusk. Partici-
pants can make a small donation and
recognize their loved ones with a per-
sonal luminary during the ceremony.
For more information on the Tri-
County Relay for Life, call Anni Egan
at (352) 214-0837, Cindy Chadwick
at (352) 535-5306, or Heather Hayes
at (352) 376-6878.

Cruse announces candidacy

for Sheriff
I would like to take this opportu-,
nity to introduce myself. My name is
Tony Cruse and I am running for the
office of Sheriff of Gilchrist County.
Over the past 12 years it hag been an
honor to serve you as a sworn mem-
ber of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office. During that time, I have
worked as a Deputy Sheriff, Patrol
Sergeant, Jail Lieutenant, and for the
last 6 years, I have been the Captain
of your Sheriff's Office. My duties
have given me the opportunity to
gain a working knowledge, through
experience, of virtually every func-
tion within the office.
I was raised in High Springs and I
am a 1990 graduate of Santa Fe High
School. In 1993, I went on to graduate
from Lake City Community College,
Law Enforcement Academy. In that
same year, Carolyn Sullivan Cruse

Tony Cruse
and I were married, and I moved
to Gilchrist County where she was
raised by her parents Ernest and the
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Rockets fly as engineering students

present project demonstrations

By Carrie A. Mizell
Will that rocket fly so high that it
lands on my vehicle?
A pivotal question that ran through
the minds of more than one Trenton
Rotary Club member on Monday
while watching students from Tren-
ton High School's Academy of Con-
struction and Engineering Technol-
ogy launch a rocket 300 feet into the
Much to the delight of rocket
launchers Sean Scank and Sean Kir-
by the rocket blasted high into the
sky before crashing on County Road
"It's pretty fun!" Sean Kirby said.
"It's a step up from a paper air-
Trenton Rotarians agreed as they
enjoyed watching the two ninth-
grade students, under the instruction
of their teacher Don Barselou, show
off three of the projects they have
worked on this year.
A former engineering teacher at
Fort Myers High School, Barselou
said he believes in activity-based
learning. Last week Barselou took
18 THS students to Bush Gardens for
Physics Day so they would have the
opportunity to figure out the physics
of each theme park ride.
Engineering student Sean Scank
demonstrated how a trebuchet works.
During the Middle Ages the trebuchet
was used to smash masonry walls or

Sean Scank looks on as Sean Kirby checks out a rocket the THS engi-

neering class built.
to throw projectiles over them. Ac-
cording to Sean Scank, the trebuchet
works when the sling and the arm
swing up to the vertical position, one
end of the sling releases and propels

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The two ninth graders prepare the rocket launcher and the trebuchet.




is on the

By Carrie A. Mizell
Though fewer people moved into
Gilchrist County last year than in
2004-2005, the county's population
rose in 2007 as 407 new residents
were added to the overall popula-
According to a populAtion report
recently released by the U.S. Cen-
sus Bureau, Gilchrist County's total
population has increased 16.8 per-
cent since 2000 when 14,534 people
resided in the county. In 2006 the
county's total population was 16,610
and had grown to 17,017 residents by
June 30, 2007.

In an article printed in the April 24
issue of the Gilchrist County Journal
the price range of gift baskets being
sold by Southern Nostalgia Gift Bas-
kets was incorrectly printed. The cor-
rect price range of gift baskets should
have read $25 to $250. The editor
apologizes for any confusion that
may have been caused by this error.

the object forward.
Barselou demonstrated how a robot
designed and built by the ninth grade
engineering class operates, while tell-
ing Rotarians that the robot is placed
into a 48-foot maze that it mustfind
its way out of as quickly as possible
using infrared sensors. Coding the'
robots will be the ninth graders final
project in Barselou's Engineering 1
An air cushion vehicle project was
the final demonstration of the day.
The vehicle, which is similar in ap-
pearance to a hovercraft, can travel
18 miles per hour and is often tested
on the THS football field by the 10th
grade engineering class.
"These students are completing
university level work," Barselou
said. "We are marketing the brightest
kids in Gilchrist County."
According to Janet Bradley, direc-
tor of secondary education for the
Gilchrist County School District,
the Academy of Construction and
Engineering Technology is currently
working on obtaining industry certifi-
cation in several areas including Au-
toCAD which is a design, drafting,
modeling and architectural drawing
and engineering software.

Thompson is new district chief

at Station 4

By Carrie A. Mizell
Last week the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners appoint-
ed Bruce Thompson district chief of Station 4 in southeast Gilchrist County
upon the recommendation of Public Safety Director Carlos Perez.
Thompson has worked at Station 4 for four years and just recently com-
pleted the Company Officer class in Ocala. Prior to that, Thompson had com-
pleted 40-hour Extrication, HazMat Operations, 40-hour First Responder,
Firefighter 1, 40-hour Pumper Operator Class, all the ICS classes, and For-
estry and Wildland Training. According to Perez, Thompson plans to start
Tactics and Strategy class on June 9.
"I believe he has the capability, desire and drive to handle these new du-
ties," Perez stated in a letter to County Administrator Ron McQueen.
Thompson will hold a position that was vacated by Mike Burnett who
stepped down as district chief. Lee Schaltenbrand had been filling the posi-
tion prior to Thompson's appointment.

Family feud prompts man to

spray his mother with tear gas

A Trenton man was arrested in Tar-
get on Archer Road in Gainesville
Sunday after spraying his mother in
the face with tear gas.
Jedidiah Ashley Reeser, 27, of
Trenton shot tear gas into his mother
Anita Reeser's face after she placed
her hand on him during a family argu-
ment, deputies at the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office reported.
Witnesses reported that Jedidiah
Reeser was walking through the store
with his wife Krystal Reeser and said
his mother and father Anita and Gary
Reeser were following them. Accord-

ing to depuites, Jedidiah Reeser told
officers his parents had been stalk-
ing and harassing them. The couple
asked a Target employee to escort
them to a phone so they could call po-
lice. When Jedidiah Reeser reached
the phone his mother placed a hand
on him, which prompted him to pull
out tear gas and spray her in the face,
deputies explained.
Gary Reeser grabbed his son after
the tear gas was sprayed prior to a Tar-
get employee breaking up the family
feud, surveillance videos showed.
Anita Reeser was taken to Shands
at the University of Florida and Je-
didiah Reeser was charged with do-
mestic battery.

USDA Commodities
The USDA Commodities will be
distributed on Saturday, May 3, 2008
between 10 and 11 a.m. at Trenton
City Hall. All residents of Gilchrist
County who are eligible must pro-
vide proof of residence.

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Available At The
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.22 ac Trenton $12,900
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $15,000
.25 ac Old Town (OF) $16,000
.30 ac Chiefland $25,000
.35 ac Old Town (OF) $19,000
.39 acre tract Trenton $7,500
.42 ac Trenton $25,000
.48 ac Trenton $19,000
.70 ac Trenton $24,900
.82 ac Chiefland $75,000
.94 ac Old Town $20,000
.98 ac Bell $49,900
I ac Bell $15,900 (OF)
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1.8 ac Trenton $40,000
1.8 ac Trenton $65,000
1.8 ac Trenton $69,500
1.81 ac Trenton $40,000
1.83 ac Trenton ,.,i 40,000.
1.85 ac Trenton $65,000
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2 acres Trenton $59,900
2 ac Trenton $87,500
2.04 ac Trenton $67,500
2.21 ac Trenton $65,000
2.21 ac Trenton $69,500
2.22 ac Trenton $65,000
2.29 ac Trenton $65,000
2.3 ac Trenton $65,000
2.44 ac Old Town $37,500
2.45 ac Trenton $65,000
(2) 2.65 ac Old Town $35,000
2.92 ac Old Town $29,500
3 ac Old Town $45,000
4 ac Chiefland $70,000
4.54 ac Trenton $130,000
4.71 ac Trenton $135,000
4.73 ac Trenton $130,000
4.77 ac Bell $69,900
4.82 ac Trenton $115,000
7 nton $37,950
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5 ac. Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 ac Bell $75,000
5 ac Trenton $78,900,
5 ac Bell $84,800
5 ac Bell $80,000
5 ac Bell $87,500
5 ac Chiefland $275,000
5.04 ac Bell $59,000
5.4 ac Bell $49,900
6.07 ac Trenton $104,900
6.08 ac Trentor' $104,900
7.72 ac Chiefland $97,500
8 ac Trenton $129,900
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9.63 ac Chiefland $260,000
9.65 ac Old Town $95,000
9.7 ac Trenton $125,000
9.88 ac Chiefland $135,000
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10 ac Bell $90,000
10 ac Chiefland $99,000
10 ac Chiefland $5L09,900
10 ac, Bell $120,000
10 ac Chiefland $120,000
10 ac Bell $127,500
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17 ac Old Town $500.000
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20 ac Bell $259,000
25 ac Trenton $275,000
30 ac Trenton $330,000
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43.7 ac Trenton $439,780
57.37 ac Chiefland $1,147,400
68.49 Trenton $650,655
80 ac Chiefland $3,600,000
100 ac Trenton $1,079,000
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John's Comments
By: John M. Ayers

Where do we go from here?
Gilchrist County Planner Taylor
Brown gave the board what they
asked for Monday night with infor-
mation to help them make their deci-
sion on Oak Tree Landing at this time
in Northeast Gilchrist County. "I am
your hired gun," he explained as he
gave them sound reasoning why the
five member board should not rush
into making a decision on the pro-
posed Special Area Plan or the Stiles
Corporation generic plan amend-
Taylor Brown, a new addition to
the Planning and Zoning staff in
Gilchrist County, told the board that
he too is an outsider, as he commutes
daily from Alachua County. He
pointed out that he enjoys commut-
ing to Gilchrist County and he liked
the way the county's elected and ap-
pointed officials have worked to pre-
serve their vision.
The Monday evening meeting was
an opportunity that allowed people
from both in and outside Gilchrist
County to speak their feelings for
what they would like to see this rural
county do in the future.
Many people who now call
Gilchrist County their home that
moved here from South Florida and
have previously experienced growth
and transportation issues spoke
against this Special Area Plan for
Gilchrist County. Several folks told
the board they have horses and they
enjoy riding in this rural setting and
are totally against the concept of
high-density residential development
being introduced or brought into this
growing rural setting.
On the other hand, educated people

that want to see their children grow
up and be able to get a good pay-
ing job in the county; residents that
see this development as a means
to provide additional tax base that
could help the schools with a broader
course curriculmin residents that
live in the county but have to travel
all over the state to work were in fa-
vor of the development concept, and
young people that are trying to grow
their own businesses were all respon-
sivet this development in hopes of
it bringing more people to improve
their businesses and provide better
paying jobs.
This was an interesting meeting
that provided a lot of the people from
the county an opportunity to voice
their opinions.
I feel the county needs to begin
to consider revising their vision of
where we would like to go. Growth
is inevitable in North Central Florida.
The question lies in do we want to
plan for our future and be prepared for
what might come our way? Gilchrist
County and the residents and busi-
nesses that are currently located here
need additional good clean industry.
The county needs to broaden its tax
base and use the available tools to in-
troduce this area to more commercial
Residential development is just
one of the many opportunities that
is looking to expand into Gilchrist
County. If we don't plan for the fu-
ture, we have failed to identify what
is most important.
Gilchrist County, the property
owners and voters need to look to
tomorrow and plan for what the fu-
ture holds. There is no time like the

By Lauren Rudd
*. are undoubtedly aware that the party
f on the Street has been anything but
pleasant lately. Unfortunately, we
�. probably have yet to see the light at
the end of the tunnel. If you do see a
light it is most likely the freight train
s ~ of inflation bearing down on you. So
what should you do?
.* You could buy into that hot tip
you learned about from Uncle
- Harry, or watch as some stockbroker
continually "rebalances" your
portfolio. Unfortunately, the
enjoyment derived from those dance
tunes, and the accompanying price
. heatherr you are a regular on'the tag, means that you will probably be
Wall Street dance card or are just leaving the party early with a lighter
sitting on the sidelines trying to make wallet.
up your mind if you are going to ask So how do you protect yourself
a company to be your partner, you from the seemingly endless vagaries

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New Moon: 5/5 8:19 AM Perigee: 5/5 11:00 PM

"Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are:
innmoralitr. impurity, sensuality" (Galatians 5:19). The
war between the flesh and the spirit is evident in the battle
of the sensual desires. Pornography, 'homosexuality,
sodomy, illicit affairs of the flesh, youthful promiscuity
fill the hearts of society. Television oozes the filth of the
flesh in daily programs that satisfy the carnal desires of
man; the computerized'world of the internet has opened
vast storehouses of pornography that tantalize the minds
of millions. The deeds of the flesh are quite evident today.

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-- ning! I also like to sew. your children: To respect others.
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and onions is probably my favor- heights.
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of Wall Street, while still trying to
achieve above average returns from
your portfolio? The answer is simple.
You create a list of companies
you trust and whose products you
understand, all the while maintaining
an investment horizon measured in
From then on the rest is easy. You
simply decide how many companies
you want to ask to dance and select
your partners. Just remember, it's
a long dance so you want to pick
carefully. How many companies
should you pick? If you can conjure
up a modicum of uncanny luck, in
conjunction with some supernatural
analytics, then investing in just one
stock should reserve your seat in
However, as Clint Eastwood was
so fond of saying in his Dirty Harry
movies, "A man has got to know his
limitations." Therefore, most of us are
going to need to invest in a number of
companies if we are going to achieve
our hoped for returns. Therefore, your
goal should be to invest in a minimum
of 12 companies and a maximum of
about 30. The upper limit is driven by
time and resource requirements.
So where do you start? One
possibility is Raytheon, a company
never discussed here before. When
Raytheon reported its 2007 results,
its guidance for 2008 earnings from
continuing operations was $3.65 to
$3.80 per share on sales of $22.4
billion to $22.9 billion. However,
look for Raytheon to raise its 2008
outlook, irn part due to a pickup in
international orders. The company
has a large opportunity pipeline
abroad, including Patriot sales to
Kuwait, South Korea and Taiwan and
border security work in Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait and Iraq.
Furthermore, Raytheon has a track
record of receiving add-ons to current
work. For example, during the first
quarter, Raytheon won a follow-on
contract worth roughly $179 million
from the British government to
continue work on a computerized
system that will track arriving and
departing travelers and match their
names against watch lists. Raytheon's
shares rose 6.4 percent in the first
quarter to end the period at $64.61.
Calculating the intrinsic value
of the shares using a discounted
earnings approach, with a discount
rate of 11 percent, yields a value per
share of $103. A free cash flow to the
firm approach results in a per share
value of $109. Both numbers are well
in excess of the current $66 share
price. My 2008 earnings estimate
for Raytheon is $3.92 and $4.45 for

2009, with a 12 month target price on
the stock of $75, for a potential gain
of 13.6 percent. In addition there is a
1.7 percent dividend yield.
However, one of the difficulties in
analyzing Raytheon is that the beta
of the -stock varied between 0.25 and
0.99, depending on the research site.
For the purposes of the free cash flow
model, I used 0.99 since it resulted in
the most conservative answer.
A note to my readers: The web
site, www.RuddReport.com, has
been down for almost two weeks
due to difficulties at the hosting
company. I am pleased to report that
the software has been reprogrammed
and all is well. Recent columns and
commentary are available now and
everything else should be available
within a week. Enjoy.
You can write to financial columnist
Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.

Gilchrist County

Woman's Club
The Gilchrist County Woman's
Club will have the last meeting for
the summer on May 8 at 7 p.m. in the
Clubhouse. This will be the meet-
ing not to miss! Not only will this
meeting be the last until the fall, but
also the new slate of officers will be
Members are asked to bring a dish
to share for the-potluok..dinner. The .,
annual dues for the year 2008-2009
are due and will be collected at the
meeting. Bring a friend and let us end
this year with a bang!
Lynn Parkes

You don't need

super powers to

be a hero
Would you call someone a hero if
they saved the lives of three people? A
blood donor has super hero potential
when they contribute to the needed
community blood supply. LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers and Bell
High School and the Bell community
invite local residents to save up to
three lives in just under an hour when
they team up to host a blood drive on
Wednesday, May 7. The high school
drive will be held in the high school
rear parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. and the community drive will be
in front of the high school from 1:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lottery Numbers
April 23
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $32 million

5-Digit Winners:
112 at $5,090

4-Digit Winners
6,794 at $68

3-Digit Winners:
134,505 at $4.50

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

April 26
Lotto Drawing:
One winner of the $38 million

5-Digit Winners:
131 at $5,339.50

4-Digit Winners:
7,643 at $74

3-Digit Winners:
158,250 at $5

Play 4 Drawing:

Cash 3 Drawing:

which is good; abstain from every form of evil" (I
Thessalonians 5:21-22).
The deeds of the flesh have consequences: "those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of
God" (Galatians 5:21). Unrepentant youthful lusts will
find harvest in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). Marital
affairs will end in "everlasting punishment" (Jude 7).
Homosexuality is a life style that will end in "damnation"
(John 5:29). The mind filled with the' pornography of the
internet will see the vivid scenes of Hell first hand (Mark

The challenge of our day is to focus upon the realities 9:43).
of how God views these deeds. Youthful engagements of Paul reminds us that God will not be mocked (Galatians
pre-marital sex are not acceptable before the holy* 5:7). If we sow seeds of sexual immorality, it will produce
character of Jehovah. Marital affairs are flaunted as the a crop. We cannot sow our wild oats and pray for a crop
norm of married couples while condemned by the clear failure for the day of harvest will come. "For the one who
teaching of righteousness. The vile passions of women sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap
exchanging the natural use for what is against nature and corruption" (Galatians 6:8). It seems that we believe God
men leaving the natural use of the woman for the burning is not paying attention to our lives. He measures the
lust of men is a perversion of the Creator's purpose stature of a man by looking into his heart (1 Samuel 16:7).
(Romans 1:26,27). Filling the mind with the glow of Jesus describes the nature of the heart in Matthew
computer screens portraying every form of pornography 15:19,20: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts,
creates the darkness of the god of this world leading to murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,
blindness (2 Corinthians 4:4). slanders. These are the things which defile the man."
Sexual immorality is alive and well in our day ... and Jehovah still speaks through the prophet Hosea: "Sow
active in the body of Christ. Children of God must learn with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with
to stand for truth without fear of the consequences. Truth kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to
can never be compromised for peace. Righteousness is seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on
the character of turning away from evil (Job 1:1). "The you" (Hosea 10:12). The deeds of the flesh must be put
fear of the LORD is to hate evil" (Proverbs 8:13). As off to be renewed in the spirit of our minds in Christ Jesus
believers we are to be unbelievers to the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 4:17-24).
and "examine everything carefully; hold fast to that

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

.By Cindy Jo Ayers

May is National Vinegar Month.
Well, whoopee! Lets just all run out
and buy a big ol' bottle.
Vinegar was discovered around
5,000 BC when the Babylonians used
it as a preservative. During the Civil
War vinegar was used to treat scurvy,
and as recently as World War I, it was
used to treat wounds.
Actually I have grown to appreci-
ate vinegar more in the past several
years. A 1/2 cup of vinegar and a
bucket of water makes a great tile
floor cleaner. It also works great to
clean windows.
For the past year or'so I have
not used my dishwasher because it
wouldn't clean our dishes very well.
Just before calling a repair man I saw
on a TV program that a cup or so of
vinegar poured into the bottom of a
dishwasher would clean it. Well, de-
ciding that it couldn't make our dish-
washer clean worse, I gave it a try.
I poured a couple of cups of white
vinegar into the bottom especially on
the heating coil because it was cov-
ered with calcium buildup. I ran the
dishwasher without dishes through
a complete cycle and then did a load
of dishes. Well, low and behold the
dishes came out sparkling clean.
My mother had the same results
with her dishwasher which had
through the years begun to leave a
soapy film on her glasses. She told
me tfiat every other month she soaks
her shower head in a pot of vinegar
overnight to clean it.

All donors will receive a recogni-
tion item and complimentary choles-
terol screening. Student donors will
receive credit for community service.
Donors must be at least 17 years
old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and
have photo I.D. For more informa-
tion about becoming a donor or about
blood drives in your area. call toll-
free (,S.. / 95-2707 >-i visit 'vww.

Pancake Breakfast
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you its next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at the fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May
3, and run until at least 10 a.m. All
residents of the northeast Gilchrist
County area and surrounding com-
munities are invited to attend.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of May and
every month.
All those running as candidates in
this year's election for county and
other local offices are invited to at-
tend our breakfasts. It's a great way
to introduce yourself to the voters,
and further develop your support
base. Voters - here's your chance
to present your questions and com-

Another use for vinegar is to spray
pesky weeds with full strength vin-
egar. You may have to spray them a
couple of times but it will take them
out. It sure is a whole lot cheaper than
name brand weed killers.
Vinegar will take away the sore-
ness from a sunburn. Just as soon
after a sunburn as possible rub the
affected area with vinegar and let it
dry. It does not smell very good and it
sure tingles a bit just after you put it
on but the next day you will not feel
the sunburn at all. This really works,
my mother has rubbed vinegar on my
sunburns more times than I want to
recall when I was growing up.
Not only is vinegar a wonderful
safe household cleaner but where
would our salads be without all that
good dressing.

2/3 cup vegetab e oil (Wesson)
1/4 cup raspberry wine vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons raspberry jam
Mix dressing together with a wisk
or put syrup, jam and vinegar in a
food processor and slowly pour the
oil in while processor is running.
Toss salad of mixed greens with
dressing. Top with fresh orange slices
and sprinkle slivered almonds over
Note: if you have fresh mint, it is
good minced and mixed in dressing.
Make this dressing fresh each time
you use it because it doesn't keep

ments directly to these candidates in
an informal setting.
Looking for a way to help your
community? Ask us about participat-
ing as an Active Firefighter or Asso-
ciate Member. We always welcome
members for both categories. If you
can't make the breakfast, you're in-
vited to attendl our regular meetings
on the first and third Thursdays of the
month at 7 p.m.

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
As I was out and about last week,
I saw men mowing the road ease-
ments in our county. I am a master
gardener and love the sights of spring
blossoms. I was so thrilled to see that
the men mowing were not cutting the
beautiful phlox along the road sides.
Thank you to all of them for preserv-
ing beauty that surrounds us.
Carl Cornwell

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The Works Of The Flesh: Sexual Immorality
(Kent Heaton)

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Happy Birthday wishes to: Tre-
maine McQueen, Hazel G. Ripley,
and Sheri Philman Taylor on May 1;
Bill Mikell, Dana Yates, and Joe K.
Matthews on May 2; Brittany Lee,
and Pam Hatch on May 3; Armilla
Sims, Krysten Smith, Laquann Ke-
arney, Billy Bass, and Evalyn Noelle

Frazier on May 4; Morgan Martin,
Terry Adkins, Jr., and Mike Conger
on May 6; Linda McElroy, and Jim-
my Vickers on May 7.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Pete
and Shirley Belanger, and Mr. and
Mrs. Steve Beach on May 1.

Alonzo Harden III and Brooke Laurendeau
Gene and Roxanne Laurendeau of Trenton are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter, Brooke Laurendeau to Alonzo Harden III, son
of Bud and Helen Harden of Trenton.
Brooke is currently working full-time in the medical field, while attending
Alonzo is currently employed full-time in a family business in Chiefland.
The wedding is planned for February 14, 2009.

Baby IThompson
Rusty Thompson and Christy Mixon both of Glen St. Mary announce the
birth of their son, Trevon James Thompson born on April 13, 2008 at Orange
Park Hospital in Orange Park.
Trevon weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. He was 21 1/4 inches long. Trevor
joins his 2 half-sisters.
Proud paternal grandparents are Rusty and Carolyn Thompson of Glen St.
Proud paternal great-grandparents are Sharon Boyette Galant (and Bob) of
Neptune Beach, and Bill Thompson, Jr (Chris) of MacClerrnny. Also the late
Clifford and Bonnie Harrington of MacClenny.

Williston Independence Day

Celebration will be July 3

The City of Williston and the Wil-
liston Area Chamber of Commerce
are making big plans for the 2008
Independence Day Celebration. This
year's event will be held on Thurs-
day, July 3, 2008.
The festivities will start with the
annual parade, which will begin at 5
p.m. The line-up will be behind the
Williston High School one hour be-
fore start time, The heme this year
The gates at the Williston Horse-
man's Park will open at 6 p.m. Ad-
mission is free. Donations will be
accepted for parking attendants,
Children's rides will begin at 7

p.m. Booths, exhibits, and lots of
good food, will line the park. The
opening Ceremony will start at 7
p.m. with musical entertainment end-
ing the evening with a spectacular
fireworks display.
Please remember to bring lawn
chairs or blankets. No coolers or pets
will be allowed through the gates.
Anyone interested in having a
booth, contact Mary Kline at the
Chamber of Commerce at (352) 528-
5552. Booths are open to all non-
profit organizations.
Anyone interested in participating
in the parade or any questions in gen-
eral, contact Crystal W. Curl at City
Hall at (352) 528-3060.

Thank you Mr. Ryan Weaver and
Hitchcock's Foodway for buying my
hog "Jerry," and supporting the youth
at the Suwannee River Fair.

Julie Ann Perryman
Flatwood Friends 4-H

Thank you Mr. Don Holt of Holt's
Steel for buying my hog "Daisy" that
did not make the fair and supporting
the youth at the Suwannee River Fair.

&Andrea Perryman
Flatwood Friends 4-H

Fiatwoocd friends +-H

would like to thank:

Mr. Damon Leggett -
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser


Mrs. Patti Leggett of

Hair Performance

for purchasing the club hog

"Elizabeth," and for supporting

the Tri-County Youth Fair.
a& fA ^ A A A

William Ray Sheppard and Penny Lane Wesley

James and Evelyn Sheppard of Bell would like to announce the marriage
their son, William Ray Sheppard to Penny Lane Wesley, both of Bell.
They were married on Monday, April 14, 2008 in Trenton.

High Springs Community Theater

'The Cemetery Club'will open May 2

The High Springs Community The-
ater is excited to announce its 2nd
production of the 2008 Season. "The
Cemetery Club" is a heartwarming
comedy for all audiences.
Ida, Lucille, and Doris are as dif-
ferent as can be, but you won't find
three closer friends. When all three
of them become widows they cope
in their own ways, but they make
a promise to go to the cemetery to-
gether every month to visit their
husbands. That is, until Sam enters
the picture. A widower himself Sam
winds up in quite a situation when he
decides to date one of the women.
Will he break up this threesome? Or
will he become part of their "club."
Laughter and tears ensue as the four
of them try to sort it all out. But one
thing is for sure, you will leave the
theater with a new understanding of
friendship and love.
Starring in "The Cemetery Club"
are Arlene Levine as Ida, Lor-
raine Kirkland as Doris, and Ursula

Highway Patrol
The Florida Highway Patrol will
be conducting driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints during
daylight hours, during the following
dates: May 1-31 2008. These check-
points will be held at the following
locations, in the following counties:
Dixie: Chavous Rd, CR 55A, SR
349, CR 349, CR 351, CR 358, Wil-
low Hole Rd.
Gilchrist: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47, CR


Strauss as Lucille. This comedy also
stars David Minnich as Sam, and Sh-
eryl Vavrick as Mildred (the OTHER
woman). Directors Joyce Ross and
Tony Boothby, and Assistant Direc-
tor Kellie Roberts have been having
a blast at rehearsals. "We've heard
the script over and over again, and
we still laugh! The cast is so strong
and the characters are so real. This is
going to be a hit!"
"The Cemetery Club" opens Fri-
day, May 2, 2008 and runs through
Sunday, May 25, 2008. Showtimes
are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.,
and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are
available at The Coffee Clutch in
High Springs, Omni Books in Gaines-
ville, and The Framery in Lake City.
Tickets are also available online us-
ing PayPal at www.MyHSCT.com.
Contact Information: Tony Booth-
by, Communications Manager High
Springs Community Theater (352)
262-1159 and www.MyHSCT.com.

138, SE 70th Ave, CR 232, CR 340,
CR 341.
Lafayette: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53,
SR 349.
Levy: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR
121, SR 500, CR 320, CR 339, CR
341, CR 345, CR 337,'CR 335, CR
316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326.
Troopers will focus on vehicles
that are being operated with defects
and violations such as: worn / unsafe
tires, bad brakes, improper window
tinting, cracked / broken windshields,
unsecured loads, and defective light-

Barrel Race to benefit

Gilchrist Animal Shelter

planned for May 24th
The Gilchrist County Animal Con- also striving to improve the adopt-
trol program is in great need of rev- ability of the animals at the shelter
enues to assist in the completion and and reduce the number of animals
operation of the new animal shelter that are euthanized. The revenues
for Gilchrist County. The National provided through this activity 'will
Barrel Horse Association FLO8 will purchase needed food and medicine
hold a riding benefit Saturday, May to offset some of the costs involved
24th to raise funds for this new ani- in the operation of the shelter.
mal facility. This benefit will provide The Animal Rescue Friends have
entertainment including pet adoption, accomplished placing 33 pets in
bake sale, cake auction, raffles and a homes over the last 30 days, raised
50/50 drawing. This day of fun and $1,100 in cash donations, raised over
excitement will begin at 10:00 a.m. $1,500 for purchase of medications,
and an open race will get underway at received donated surgical supplies,
1:00 p.m at the Gilchrist FFA Alumni received twelve cases of donated pet
arena at the intersection of US 129 foods and toys, and have organized
and CR 307. volunteer cleaning crews for the ex-
The Animal Rescue Friends have isting animal shelter. For more in-
set a goal of $15,000 in revenues by formation on the benefit call Penny
September 2008 to provide needed .at (352) 473-3702, Beckie (352) 538-
funds for the shelter. The friends are 4433, or Stacey (352) 538-7470.

From The
Shelves Of
The Bell
A few weeLs ago, an author.
friend of mine gave the library 20
of her novels that had been trans-
lated into Spanish. If you are af-
fluent in that language or a native
of a country whose citizens speak
it, you should be thrilled to find
these novels available.
The Gordons (Mildred and Gor-
don) published a little novel con-
cerning their cat, D.C. In this
book, an intriguing report on how
he helped rescue a young lady who
had been kidnapped by bank rob-

Another cute book, "Clifford's
Spring Cleaning" I fund in the be-
ginning reader section related how
Clifford helped his family with
spring cleaning. Sometimes he did
more damage than good in the
An adult book in the large print
section, "Summer of Roses" writ-
ten by Luanne Rice tells about a
young wife who ran away from
her abusive husband and raised
her child all alone. But eventually
she had to return home due to her
grandmother's illness. How do you
think the husband of many years
ago reacted to her reappearance?
Hope to see at Bell library
The Bookworm


Miss SapraOh WilkePson for

purckasinq my koq "Loin-flfa-Lyn"

at the fair tlis [year.

e woulj like to thIank Sapak fo

helping so many of the ids af the fair

with their hoq projects.


Chandler Ask-DeCubellis

riatwood Friends 4-h Club

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Steven Edward Matthews, Sr., 11/1/1955, and Sheila Mae Lord,
10/5/1959, both of Trenton, were married on 4/22/08 in Trenton by
Judge Edward Philman.
Martin Allen Rapp, 10/16/1984, and Lauren Michelle Tindell,
12/12/1988, both of Trenton, were married on 4/19/2008 in New-
berry by Tillman N. Wise, Jr., notary public.

a Thank you

Mrs. Suzy DeChamplain
for buying my hog
at the Suwannee River Fair.

Aaron Brown -
W Udderly Perfect 4-H Club



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Thaik You C CacbesH K

Mr. Michael Faught with
Akins Heating & Air
and Mr. Tommy & Mrs. Irva Harper
of Harper Farms for buying my
Blue Ribbon 1st in Class "18" pig
"Baby" at the 2008 Suwannee River Fair.

Alexander Chason

Snriners' country
Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their country breakfast from 7 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3rd.
The country breakfast will be pan-
cakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy. In
addition, we will have pure cane
syrup for sale and a craft sale.
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
Proceeds benefit the Suwannee
River Shrine Club and are not tax de-

Bluegrass Pickin' and
The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass
Pickin' takes place at Otter Springs
on Saturday, May 3, the music will
start at.3 p.m. and go till 5 p.m.
There will be a pot-luck dinner on
the grounds from 5 to 6 p.m., and the
music will start up again at 6 p.m.
and be played until everyone goes
On May 3rd, we will have special
groups coming in the play, like the
First Family of Gospel Bluegrass, The
Sullivan Family, The Andrew Family,
Buck Lewis and the Broken Stones,
and Gary Beach and the Beachville
Boys, and more to be named.
We will be eating on the grounds
so bring a side dish, the rest will be
furnished, and enjoy a day of old
time string music. Don't forget to
bring your lawn chair to set under the
Big Oaks at Otter Springs RV Resort,
if weather is bad, everything will be
moved inside the lodge.
This event is free to the public but
we would appreciate a donation to
help out on the groups travel expens-
es. All you have to do is bring your-
self out to Otter Springs RV Resort
and have a great time and enjoy some
good old time Bluegrass music or call
and reserve a full hookup campsite or
a cabin.
For more information you can call
Cloud Haley at (352) 284-0668 or
Mr. Stacy at (386) 935-3337 or Ot-
ter Springs RV Resort at (352) 463-
0800. Hope to see you there.
Pickin' on the Porch
May 3rd
There will be Bluegrass and Gos-
pel music on Saturday, May 3rd at the
Levy County Quilt Museum located
between Chiefland and Bronson.
Call 493-2801 for information.

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Left to right: Brandy Olsen Spears, Ashley Kight, and Lindsay Knuck-
Congratulations to LCCC
Nursing program graduates
Congratulations to Brandy Olsen Spears of Bell; Ashley Kight of Cross
City; and Lindsay Knuckles of Trenton.
These ladies will be graduating from the LCCC Registered Nursing pro-
gram on May 2, 2008. They have all accepted jobs with Shands at UF.
We are very proud of each of them for a job well done.

Thanks for buying


Gilchrist County
4-H County Council Hog
at the Suwannee River Fair.

Thank You

Sherry & Robert


Also thanks for supporting the
youth at the fair this year.



Tifton, Georgia


Plant Farm
Valdosta, Georgia


Trenton, Florida

Farm Bureau

Alachua, Florida

Craig Mikell


to everyone who helped me this year
and to those who purchased my steer
at the Suwannee River Fair.

Trey Smith
Trenton FFA


Seed Company
Tifton, Georgia

Jeff Garett

Nichols Tractor

Bainbridge, Georgia


Trenton, Florida


Edinberg, Texas

Coaches pictured from left: Nicole Barron, A.W. Powers, Stephanie Barron, and Kirk Brooker. The
Firecrackers 10 & under girls softball team and their sponsor want to thank the coaches for doing such
a great job with this team this year. The Suwannee Valley Leagues softball activity is a learning experi-
ence and these coaches kept the games fun and enjoyable for these girls this season. This was a positive
experience and fun for the girls.
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Trenton Coach Robbie Rome, Durrell Henry, Bradley Teckenbrock, Bell Coach Harden. Durrell Henry
placed 15th in the Boys Shot Put with a throw of 38' 11.5"


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Bradley Teckenbrock who placed
12th in the Boy's Discus compe-
tition with a throw of 112' 6" at
the State Track Meet April 25th
in Winter Park, Florida

Families Building
Better Learners
hosted by BES
Bell Elementary School hosted
Families Building Better Learners, a
family riiht fo Trenton Elementary
School and Bell Elenmentary School
parents and students, on April 10.
The evening kicked off with a

ing Learners were; Bob and Wanda
Clemons, Randy and Dianne Durden,
Gilchrist Building Supply-Hayes
Family, Florida Highway Patrol
(safety helmets), Raymond Hutchin-
son, Edgar and Sharon Langford,
Daniel and Cindy Slaughter, Billy
and Ivey Smith, Kenrick and Carolyn
Thomas, Don and Brenda Thomas,
Damon Leggett, Ryan Weaver and
Hitchcock's' Grocery.' ' ' ' '

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pizza supper and slide presentation.
Parents and children were divided
into groups for an hour. Parents ro-
tated through math, reading and tech-
nology stations while the children
were rehearsing a short performance.
Everyone was brought back to-
gether for the children's performanc-
es and the big finale of "who" would
win one of the six bikes donated by
Susie and Charlie Caulk.
Other sponsors of Families Build-

SVL Ray Hodge & Sons ball team named

baseball tournament champions

Pictured left to right, top row:
Coach Terry Parrish, Coach Ga-
briel Martin, Coach Jerry Brown.
Middle row: Brooks Parrish, Mi-
chael Smith, Bobby Fowler, Aaron
Brown, Dillion Paulling, Zeke
Noifleet. Bottom row: Aidan
Thomas, Dakota Hodge, Brooks
Martin, Zeb Flemming, Austin
Day, Nathan Johnson. Not pic-
tured Alex Chason.
SVL Champions
The SVL Ray Hodge and Sons
Minor Baseball Team traveled to the
Santa Fe Madness Tournaments this
past weekend.
Friday night SVL played Thresher
Construction and won 10-4. Satur-
day morning SVL played Charles
Berg and won 15-5, then Saturday
afternoon SVL played Gainesville
Nationals and won 16-7. Sunday
SVL played Ft. White Lightning and
won 9-2 then turned right around and
played Micanopy for the Champion-
ship and SVL won 14-0.
Congratulations Ray Hodge and-

THS PTO news
The next Trenton High School
PTO meeting will be held on Thurs-
day, May I at 6:30 p.m. Parents are
invited and 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 appreciate 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 materi-
als, or gifts are encouraged to contact
Ms. Carroll at 463-3210 as soon as
possible. Have a wonderful and safe
spring break.


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Bell Elementary
third nine weeks
Perfect Attendance
and Honor Roll
Perfect Attendance
Kindergarten: Joshua Kent, Ma-
son Laughlin, Jean Vasquez, Emily
Vasquez, Emma Gurule, Austin Car-
ranza, Jacquelyn Kincaid, Melena
Leatherman, Clayton Andrews, Dot-
tie Fore, Kaelynn Renick, Austen
Williams, Colton Hastings, Jessica
Griffis, Savana Thomas. First grade:
Madison Kircher, Rebedah Floyd,
Brandon Ovwigho, Ricky Bach-
mann, Kelly Thornton, Corey Trail,
Hailey Burnett, Madison Smith, Jes-
sica Carranza, Faith Rankin, Tyler
Trantham, Stephen Dragon, Zach-
ary Barron, Madison White, Ray-
mond Jordan, Selena Holmes, Austin
Grimes, Wendy Hernandez, Richard
Sparks, Khylee Tomberlin, Victoria
Baker, Melissa Casterline, Saman-
tha Mathews, Colton Spears, Sarah
Suisse, Wyatt Thornton. Second
grade: Chad Martin, Kelsy Floyd,
Sara Griffith, Emily Heilig, Sid-
ney Johnson, Reese Rankin, Zach-
ary Simpson, Taylor Stanley, Yeyson
Aguilar, Seth Diepersloot, Jarrett
Cannon, Zachary Kincaid, Michael
Reyes, Ryan Stalvey, Janet Carranza,
Dustin Bivens, Jackson Gray, Crystal
Joyner, Ian Leonard, Mason Richard-
son, Jared Thomas, Juli Waddle, Lo-
gan Altopp, Corey Baumann, Molly
O'Sullivan, Sara O'Sullivan, Alissa
Obadal, Colton Rawlins. , Third
grade: Jeffrey Jacobs, Christopher
Lamberti, Marsha Ovwigho, Alex-
ander Stowell-Moore, Wesley White,
Abbie Bell, Tyrese Corrasquillo,
Clay Hutto, Wesley Jordan, Makayla
Sullivan, Conner Townsend. Fourth
grade: Silver Leatherman, Bran-
den Thomas, Colby Trail, Raquel
Welch, Shelby Geiger, Jordan Mal-
ecki, Gaige McCray, Randy Oslager,
Wade Thornton, Devin Townsend,
Sierra Tucker, Rebecca Yarbrough,
Vanessa Carranza, Hannah Hurst, Ja-
cob Floyd, Garrett Caldwell, Chance
Rolling, Gabriel Carranza, Lacey
Brooker, Zeblin Flemming, Daniel
Joyner, Brooks Martin, Alissa Mo-
ses, Jori Waddle. Fifth Grade: Cas-
sandra Barron, Adrianna Hodge, Cas-
sidy Panchyshyn, Audrey Powers,
Baylee Rolling, Stephanie Stalvey,
Alyssa White, Emilie Young, Cody
Ellinger, Tehya Turner, Colton Doug-
las, Courtney Hayes, Shelbie Hutto,
Brandon Malecki, Joseph Sanders,
Sterling Sauls, Erik Walker, Cole
White, Robbie Clarke, Elizabeth
Sanders, David Sandvik, Dalton
Simpson, Tracey Dennis, Zach Twist,
Colby Whitby.
A-B Honor Roll
First grade A-B: Justin Avery,
Katelyn Bryant, Jessica Cone',. Ste,
phen Cothron, Austyn Creech, Kay-
lee Waid, Juliana Whiting, Rebekah
Floyd, Kevin Fox, Sydnie Martin,

Hailey Burnett, Jaycee Sanders,
Madison Smith, Mercedes Bischoff,
Ian Gregory, Jessica Lynch, Abbey
Yoder, Austin Bagby, Jessica Car-
ranza, Devon Powell, Bryn Thomas,
Wendy Hernandez, Madison White,
Melissa Casterline, Melanie Hei-
lig. Corbin Holder, Alex Robinson,
Colton Spears. Second grade A-
B: Dustin Philman, John Romano,
Bridgett Tucker, Krisanna Burgoyne,
Joe Byrd, Rebecca Douglas, Candace
Evans, Kelsy Floyd, Emily Heilig,
BreAnna Pettingill, Yeyson Aguilar,
Ryan Stalvey, Hailie White, Ryan
Jacques, Zachary Kincaid, Jonny,
Casterline, Dustin Bivens, Crystal
Joyner, lan Leonard, Cisco Lopez,
Mason Richardson, Dakota Sherlock,
Luke Taylor, Hailey Burch, Zachary
Henry, Emily Kilgore, Kamryn Kin-
sey, Daveion Love, Alissa Obadal,
Isaiah Ryker, Bryan Turner, Ash-
leigh Weatherford. Third grade
A-B: Chris Bryan, Nick Bryan, Kate-
lynn Creech, Storey Helton, Christo-
pher Lamberti, Brittany Moses, Am-
ber Rehberg, Dharma Sandvik, Abbie
Bell, Tyrese Carrarquillo, Kaitlin
Clark, Rebecca Deutsch, Destinee
Estes, Kenny Freeman, Wesley Jor-
dan, Conner Townsend, Patrick Law-
rence, Ilham Mkuu, Madison Holder,
Hunter Martin, McKenzie Martin,
Taylor Mauldin, Lane Ordway, Katie
Powell, Michael Trantham, Ana Val-
dez, Jhonny Zuniga, Jonatar Zuniga,
Molly Falk, Madison Hill, Courtney
Irvin, Melena Kalandyk, Ire Lang-
ford, Jordan McLeod, Brianna Gayle.
Fourth grade A-B: Kelsey Adkins,
Samantha Davis, Gerald (Jake) Hunt-
er, Silver Leatherman, Cheyenne
Vasquez, James Wood, Faith Fergu-
son, Brian King, Daylin Kinkead,
Jessica Craft, Kirsten Shannon, Wade
Thornton, Sierra Tucker, Evan Wil-
son, Rebecca Yarbrough, Christian
Richards, Randy Oslager, Vanessa
Carranza, Bryce Denham, Ashton
Mathews, Jacob Floyd, Chance Roll-
ing, Gabriel Carranza, Lacey Brooker,
Payton Ryker, Jerry Vail. Fifth grade
A-B: Adrianna Hodge, Jesse Hunter,
Robyn Messier, Cassidy Panchyshyn,
Dylan Ritchey, Austin Thomas, Emi-
lie Young, James Dechow, Colton
Douglas, Courtney Hayes, Char-
leen Hitt, Brandon Malecki, Kassidy
Renick, Brandon Richardson', Cole
White, David Sandvik, Tracey Den-
nis, Taylor Ferguson, Alyssa Jones,
Evan Lafritz, Sarah Mehl, Hous-
ton Pope, Jacob Robinson, Michael
Smith, Colby Whitby.
All A Honor Roll
First grade All A: Caitlin Antho-
ny, Madison Kircher, Kody Stanley,
Ricky Bachmann, Brandon Ovwig-
ho, Kelly Thornton, Corey Trail,
Destiny Woodby, Caleb Crooms,
Ashley Day, Brianna Parrish, Faith
Rankin, Kiley Ratley, Tyler Tran-
tham, Khylee Tomberlin, Zachary
Barron, lan Townsend, Jenna Holley,
Selena Holmes, Rosa Bonilla, Sa-
mantha Mathews, Zachary McPhear-
son, Sarah Suisse, Wyatt Thornton.

Second grade All A: Chad Martin,
Allie Williams, Autumn Aderholt,
Gianni Dipanfilo, Sara Griffith, Ka-
meron Knight, Reese Rankin, Zach-
ary Simpson, Taylor Stanley, Janet
Carranza, Seth Diepersloot, Cheali
Huffman, Emma Brady, Brandon
Douglas, Ashley Hayes, Madison
Hodge, Jared Thomas, Alexis Weeks,
LoganAltopp, Jimmy Berry, Hunter
Cox, Cameron Irwin, Terek Liles,
Molly O'Sullivan, Sara O'Sullivan,
Colton Rawlins, Cameron White.
Third grade All A: Talia Whit-
ley, Jeffrey Jacobs, Dillon Paulling,
Wesley White, Clay Hutto, Jaycee
Thomas, Jarrett Douglas, Taylor
Galban, AJ Home, Morgan Martin,
Bryan Mayo, Philip Valvo. Fourth
grade All A: Evan (Cole) Dieper-
sloot, Sarah Evans, Travis Shef-
field, Shelby Geiger, Gaige McCray,
Ashley Pastuszek, Devin Townsend,
Taylor Drawdy, Austin Aderholt,
Katrina Douglas, Rebecca Vail, Jori
Waddle. Fifth grade All A: Cas-
sandra Barrton, Kelsey Cox, Logan
Cutts, Joe Jacobs, Audrey Powers,
Baylee Rolling, Stephanie Stalvey,
Michaelah Sundberg, Shelbie Hutto,
Raychel Thomas, Christian White,
Sarah Blankenship, Lowgan Daniels,
Ricky Pinna, Ashley Williams.

THS Band Boosters
You can see the Trenton High
School Marching Tigers Concert
Band perform with the THS chorus
on May 6 at 6:30 p.m in the THS au-
ditorium, admission is free and all are
Also, the Middle School bands will
be performing their Spring concert on
May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the THS audi-
torium, the admission is free. Please
join us following each performance
in the cafeteria for a cake and punch
We wanted to thank the Bell Band
Boosters for welcoming us and host-
ing this year's Honor Band. It was
terrific to hear both Bell and Tren-
ton's high school bands work so hard
together to represent our county so
proudly. The bands came together
to produce beautiful music together.
The guest director was Dr. Patrick'
Carney, Director of Bands at Clayton
State University, appreciated the hard
work ethic our children showed.
We are creating our first THS Band
Booster cookbook. We welcome reci-
pes of all kinds from desserts to appe-
tizers and everything in between. To
obtain a form, contact Ellen Andrews
at 463-8987 or just send your favor-
ite recipes to 6417 SW 55th Street,
Trenton, 32693, or through email to
elliespetals @hotmail.com.
Parents, Miss Petersheim will be
sending home the schedule and hand-
book for next season. Please ask your
children for the paperwork so you
may read and go over the new sea-
Please come ot our newly reno-
vated site at www.mygcsd.org to get
weekly updates.

Trenton Elementary
to host "Reading
Road Trip"
Trenton Elementary Media Center
will host the spring book fair "Read-
ing Road Trip." The fair will run
daily from 8-3 beginning May 5th
and will close at noon on May 13th.
Family Night will be held on Tues-
day, May 6th. For this event, the fair
will remain open after school until
six o'clock.
This event will provide an excel-
lent selection of summer reading
materials for your child. Please plan
now to join us for the fair.

14 students complete CFCC Levy CNA class

Front row, from left: Michelle Neiss, Hope Stott, Amy Corbett, Samantha Hughes, Martha Watson, Shu-
tamia Morgan, Cheri Moore, and Shirley Fusco, R.N., instructor. Back row: William Kroeschel, Dexter
Arrington, Steven Taylor Sr., Erica McLaughlin, Latrice Watkins, and Swanyeil Robinson. Not pictured:
Beverly Philmon.
Central Florida Community Col- fect attendance were William Kroe- ing, are held at the Levy Center, 114
lege recognized 14 students who schel and Beverly Philmon. Rodgers Blvd., in Chiefland. A high
completed the Certified Nursing As- The CNA program prepares stu- school diploma or GED is not re-
sistant program at the CFCC Levy dents to work in the health care field quired.
Center on Tuesday, April 22. as nursing assistants and to take and In addition to the CNA course, the
Receiving certificates of comple- pass the Florida Certified Nursing Levy Center offers a variety of other
tion were Dexter Arrington, Amy Assistant exam. The program con- courses including college credit, adult
Corbett, Samantha Hughes, William sists of 80 hours of classroom and lab education (GED), noncredit continu-
Kroeschel, Erica McLaughlin, Cheri training as well as 40 hours of clini- ing education, and adult high school.
Moore, Shutamia Morgan, Michelle cal experience in a local health care Several courses are offered online.
Neiss, Beverly Philmon, Swanyeil facility. The students attended Ayres For additional information, visit the
Robinson, Hope Stott, Steven Taylor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Levy Center, call (352) 493-9533, or
Sr., Latrice Watkins and Martha Wat- Trenton for their clinical experience. go to www.CF.edu.
son. Receiving recognition for per- All classes, except clinical train-

Band Booster
meeting May 1
It is important that all boosters and
parents be at the May 1st Booster
meeting. There will be a discussion
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
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,
you must show a vested interest in
the Band Program by having attend-
ed at least three booster meetings and
three fundraisers.
Reminders: The Flag team work-
shops 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 a qualified in-
structor and our Band Director, Sara
Gover. There is no fee to participate,
so if you would like to be part of an
awesome marching production next
year, please contact Sara Gover at
(352) 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 Au-
ditorium. Sixth, Seventh and Eighth


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grade Concert Bands and the High
School Symphonic will perform.
There will be Solos, duets, ensem-
bles, 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
Banquet will be held Friday, May 9th
at the Bell Elementary Cafetorium.
The Band Boosters will provide the
d6cor, 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.
Look for the RSVP form to come
home with your student.
Lisa Boutwell
Volunteer Coordinator

Notice to residents
along the rivers
A Gilchrist County resident living
on the Suwannee River last week
called to informthe Journal that their
gas tank from their boat had been tak-
en Friday night. The caller also ex-
plained that gasoline from their lawn
mower was also emptied at the same
time. Residents are reminded to be-
ware as boating traffic along the river
will soon increase.

Bell High School Class
of 1963 and 1964
The Bell High School class of
1963 and 1964 reunion will be held
on May 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. at Akins
BBQ in Bell.

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LCCC Board Meets
The Lake City Community College
(LCCC) District Board of Trustees
will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 13
in the LCCC Board Room.
The District Board of Trustees is
appointed by the governor and the
trustees' term is for a four-year pe-
riod. Anyone in the college's district
may send a nomination to the gover-
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Our friend from North Florida Holsteins and Madison Geiger petting
the beautiful calf.

On Thursday, April 17th the chil-
dren at Kathy's All Things Day Care
and Pre-School were treated to a pet-
ting zoo of farm animals. The animals
came to visit as part of a month long
unit in which the children learned
about farm life, operations and equip-
Several visitors came including
Joanna the pig, belonging to Juliee
Nobs. Mr. Rankin brought Reece's
prize rooster and an egg. Ms. Linda
Brown brought Pig Pen the largest
Siamese cat some of us had ever seen

Gilchrist County
land transactions
James M. Adkins and Robin D.
Adkins to Barbara Jara, warranty
deed, $2,000.00.
Rocco Bucci and Arline Bucci to
Sonia A. Rolling, general warranty
deed, $160,000.00.
Pamela L. Lewis to Ronald P. Keo-
la, Sr., quit claim deed,, $10.00.
Jeffrey R. Heiden and Ronda G.
Heiden to Ronda G. Heiden, quit
claim deed, $10.00.
Cynthia Everingham to David R.
Mathis, quit claim deed, $10.00.
David Taylor and Angela Taylor to
Mark E. Kenney, general warranty
deed, $35,000.00.
Rowdy Shayne Hagan to Sandra
Gail Hodge, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lot 29 Block 5 Trenton.
Rowdy Shayne Hagan to Saman-
tha D. Hodge, warranty deed, $10.00,
Lots 26, 27, and 28, Block 5 Tren-
Daniel Christopher Woods and
Debra L. Woods to Michael S. Tin-
er, warranty deed, $9,500.00, Lot 8
Sanders Oaks.
Bell Farm Supply Inc. to Joseph
Daniel Hart, Jr. and Felicia Anne
Hart, warranty deed, $250,000.00.
Robin R. Wildman and Jon R. Jeter
to Robin R. Wildman, warranty deed,
$100.00, Lot 4, 5, and 6 Oaks and
Meadow Subdivision.
Margaret Barber to Margaret Bar-
ber and Elbert Marion Phillip Barber,
warranty deed, $10.00.
James R. Pitts to Elaine K. Carly-
on, warranty deed, $30,364.00.
Kate Shaw to Thomas R. Shaw,
quit claim deed, $10.00.
Nathan Shepherd and Betty J.
Shepherd to Dusty D. Trail, general
warranty deed, $116,400.00, Lot 27
The Hills.
Wilson Mobile Home Sales, Inc.
to Mervin P. Miller and Patricia A.
Miller, corporate warranty deed,
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and Taffy Smith brought a duck and
a rabbit. Ms. Nazworth brought a lit-
ter of baby kittens. Mr. Albert Cruze
brought not one, but two delightful
goats. Our friend from North Flor-
ida Holsteins brought a sweet calf
to the children's delight. The star of
the show was Mr. Heath Hart's farm
dog Leroy, who wowed the children
by returning as many balls and they
cared to throw!
We had a very busy month planting
a spring garden on "our farm which
includes yellow squash, zucchini,
cukes, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant,
potatoes, peas, string beans and peas,
as well as zinnias and sunflowers.
We enjoyed a visit from the Sew-
ing Ladies from Ayers Nursing Home
and the gifts they brought.
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Brian Kauffman is guest speaker at

Levy County Horse Club

Left to right: Dave Wilson, Levy County Horse Club President, and
Suwannee River Water Managment District Facilities Director, Bri-
an Kaufmann.

by Bonnie Wilson
Levy County Horse Club held their
monthly meeting for April at Bell's
Restaurant in Chiefland. The guest
speaker was Brian Kauffman, Fa-
cilities Director with the Suwannee
River Water Management District
(SRWMD). Brian's primary focus at
the moment is the development of the
R.O. Ranch equestrian facilities lo-
cated 12 miles south of Mayo.
The R.O. Ranch owners, Frank
"Red" and Olive Schulte, partnered
with SRWMD and sold them their
property, transferring ownership of
their 2,481 acre ranch to the District.
The Schulte's then endowed $3.5 mil-
lion to SRWMD to develop the prop-
erty for equestrian use. The dream of
the Schulte's is that the property be
used for equestrian activities for the

public and was graciously received.
The plans are for trail and endurance
riding, western pleasure riding, and
carriage driving. Presently 14 miles
of trails are open to the public for day
rides with an additional 20 miles be-
ing added in the very near future.
Mr. Kauffman shared with our
members some upcoming facility
plans for the R.O. Ranch. There will
be camp sites, horse trails, barns to
stall horses, a covered arena, conces-
sion stands, visitor center, dining hall
and meeting room. Rest areas will
be positioned along the trails for rid-
ers. Florida is an ideal place for an
equestrian. The weather is well suited
for riding year round and this will be
an incredible center for any horse
lover. It will have ponds, both small
and large, also beautiful, picturesque

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trails to ride on. The opening of the
Crossway Brand Trailhead recently
is just the beginning of several phas-
es of development planned for the
park. Opening in September will be
a 30 unit campground with electric
hookups and water for the equestrian
traveler as part of phase one in the
development stages. Also, in phase
one is the visitor center built on the
old cracker style buildings as well as
the ranch managers house.
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Heart Matters
Unforgiveness, Part 1
Are you holding a grudge against
anyone? Does a knot form in your
stomach when you see or even think
about that person? This week we
want to continue the spring-cleaning
of our hearts by getting to the very
darkest corners of the attic and deal
with unforgiveness... quite possibly
the toughest enemy to remove. In
Ephesians 4:32, the Bible commands
us: "Be kind and compassionate to
one another, forgiving each other,
just as in Christ God forgave you."
According to Webster's diction-
ary, the word forgiveness has several
definitions: 1) to give up resentment,

Our Chapel news
Freedom brings happiness and
brings eternal joy. For those who at-
tend "Our Chapel" at Otter Springs
there's a springing forth of joy when
all gather in a hand-to-hand prayer
circle each week and pray for the
needs of each other, each family rep-
resented, the local community and our
military service personnel. The beau-
tiful music and worship songs, orga-
nized by Sally Summer, are soothing
to the ears and spirit. So, won't you
come join those at "Our Chapel" and
experience the quiet happiness and
joy which comes from the Holy Spir-
it. Plan on coming every Sunday in
May and receive joy from those who
and 2) to grant relief from payment
of a debt. In both, the word forgive
is a verb that indicates an action we
choose to take. This means that for-
giveness will always be an intention-
al choice, and something we "will"
before we "feel." We cannot always
help or immediately change the way
we feel, especially when we have
been hurt, but we are responsible for
the choices we make and the actions
we take.
God calls us to forgive others be-
cause He has forgiven us through
Christ's death on the cross. That for-
giveness is available to everyone, but
God only reconciles Himself to those
who acknowledge their sin, ask for
forgiveness and are willing to change

The AWANA clubbers of

aS Bethel Baptist Church
[ K o c' o would like to invite you to
the presentation of 'Down
By The Creek Bank.' They will be presenting
it on Sunday, May 4th at 11:00 am and again
on Wednesday night, May 7th at 7:00 pm.
Bethel Baptist Church is located off Highway
26 on County Road 334-A.


In Concert

Saturday, May 3rd at 7pm

Spring Ridge First Church of God
340 Highway, next to fire station
Join us for a great evening of

Gospel Music

project their freedom, happiness and
joy in the Lord!
Pastor Jimmy Sumner's sermons
are enlightening and soul-searching.
He is presently teaching from the
Book of Ecclesiastes, written by the
wisest man ever to be declared so,
Israel's King Solomon. Come and re-
ceive a blessing.
The weekly service schedule for
"Our Chapel" is every Sunday at
10:30 a.m. After every first Sunday's
service there is a covered -dish din-
ner held at the Spring House Lodge
beginning at 1 p.m."Our Chapel" is
located on SW 70th Street west of the
Otter Springs RV Resort entrance on
80th Avenue. Need to contact Pastor

their ways. This marks the huge dif-.
ference between forgiveness and
reconciliation: we are also to offer
forgiveness to everyone, and it only
takes our deciding to do so. However,
reconciliation needs much more than
an apology... it requires the offender
acknowledging the wrong and taking
steps to make things right. In most re-
lationships, we make the mistake of
reconciling without forgiveness. We
jump back in without waiting for the
other person to prove they have made
the needed changes, and expose our-
selves to further pain. We tend to do
this because we don't want to experi-
ence the loss of ending the relation-
ship, and if it doesn't work, we can
just blame the other person all over
again! Keep them feeling guilty.
People live their entire lives in rela-
tionships like this...never taking re-
sponsibility for their own unforgive-
ness and blaming the other person for
everything that is wrong.
Another reason we refuse to for-
give others is because we think they
will get away with the harm they have
caused, and we want them to pay! We
need to understand that unforgive-
ness keeps us chained to not only that

Jimmy? You can at 562-4393. He's
always available to assist in any way
he can.
Gospel Sing at
Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will
be having a gospel sing on Saturday,
May 3rd at 7 p.m. The Brooks Fam-
ily, the Douglas Family, and many
other friends of the church will be
singing. Donations will be accepted
at the door. These donations will
help the youth go to summer camp.
For more information call (386) 454-

person, but also the offense, as long
as we hold on to it...and the truth is
that the "offending party" may be
totally unaware that we are carrying
that burden around! We aren't mak-
ing them pay at all, but are we ever
suffering! One person said, "It's like
we are wanting to poison them, but it
is killing us. Let me assure you that it
is not hypocrisy to make the choice
to forgive someone without "feel-
ing" like you have forgiven them...
make the choice, and sooner or later
our feelings will line up... (the lon-
ger .we have withheld forgiveness,
the longer it may take for our feel-
ings to change). Forgiving others will
always be best for us...we can give
up the burden of resentment and cut
ourselves free of carrying around a
"you owe me" debt. God urges us to
do this because He has a plan for our
lives.. .and our hearts matter!
On Saturday, May 3 at 10:30am,
Angie will be speaking at First Bap-
tist Church of Cross City, sharing
"Heart Matters for Women." Women
of all ages are welcome and invited to
attend this free conference. A nursery
will be provided. For your reserva-
tion please call (352) 498-5107.

Trenton Community Nazarene Church

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

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service

+65-1057 - Pastor Merle Goodrich


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

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................................. 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................................... 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
Morning Worship....................11:00 AM f
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


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

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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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Peggy Mayo pieced this Ribbon Bride quilt top, now to get it quilted.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
April 24 at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. It was show and tell and
what a show. Sherrie is making a yo-
yo quilt and she is doing great, now to
quilt it. Aliene is making a beautiful
flower wall hanging, BJ is quilting a
small Log Cabin quilt, Pat is work-
ing on a wall hanging, the squares are
being appliqued by Betty Fredericks,
Doris is doing embroidery and I" am
looking on.
It was great to have Rose Ford back
with us before she and Jack leave for
New York. Erline was back, she has
been getting her garden started.
Greg and six boys were out
Wednesday and we got so much done,
our garden in the flower beds and po-
tatoes are doing great, the roses are
blooming and all's well in the world.
Lunch was great with noodle casse-
role, squash casserole, cabbage from

our garden, peas with corn, it brought
memories of years ago, pumpkin pie
and so much more.
Winelle Horne

World War II Veterans
All World War II veterans are in-
vited to attend our next meeting at
the Lighthouse in Fanning Springs on
Thursday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m.
We were treated royally at the
Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs
last month. The food was perfection
and the atmosphere delightful. Spe-
cial placemats were made to honor us
along with gracious hospitality.
New members are welcome and if
you need a ride or have any questions
call Billie Cooper at (352) 493-9368
or Dot Wilkerson at (352) 542-7697.

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knew that they already had a spot
waiting for them in the playoffs but
they wanted more. Not only were
they playing for a District title, they
were playing for some respect; and
not only for respect, but if they won
they would host all the teams at the
Jungle until the Final Four which is
in Sarasota. So there was a lot on the
line in this game. All three of the Ti-
gers' pitchers were available to use,

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/ Runner-Ups

by Brandon McElroy
It was all work and no play for
the Tigers this spring break as they
practiced, determined to dominate
the District Tournament. The one
nice thing about the District Tour-
nament being during spring break
is that all the team had to focus on
was baseball. For those of you unfa-
miliar with the District Tournament,
if you don't win, you don't advance.
Rankings in the district and rankings
in the state don't matter. If you lose
your out, your season is over. With
that being said the first team that the
Tigers faced was the Bronson Eagles.
The Tigers came out swinging their
bats as if they were possessed! They
weren't going to let anybody get in
their way of accomplishing what they
set out to do at the beginning of the
Lead off batter Billy Owens came
up to the plate and really made the
pitcher work. He forced a full count
and hit a moon shot the next pitch
thrown to him; it was one of those
that you knew it.was going over as
soon as he hit it. After Owens struck,
you could tell the Eagles just laid
down and rolled over. Next to bat
was CJ Bowers who got on base with
a ground rule double. With the clutch
of Karson Gilbert and Bowers speed,
Gilbert was able to drive him in scor-
ing their second run. Later Justin
Alvarez would drive Gilbert in for
the last run of the inning. The Tigers
defense throughout the whole game
was unfaltering as pitcher Karson
Gilbert only allowed 1 hit the entire
game with a pitches-strike ratio of
54 pitches to 34 strikes. The bottom
of the 2nd was as exciting as the 1st.
With two outs, Billy Owens induced
the walk allowing Andy Jones to
come to the plate. With a 1-1 count,
Jones nailed the next pitch over the
scoreboard in center field scoring
Owens and himself to tack on 2 more
to the lead making it 5-0. The Tigers
scored in every inning, 10 run ruling
and shutting out the Eagles with a fi-
nal score of your Trenton Tigers 10
and the Bronson Eagles 0.
The second round of the Tourna-
ment was against the Branford Bucs;
the one team that the Tigers learned
to despise due to some unsports-'
manlike conduct. This was the team
for which the Tigers dedicated their
theme of redemption. Ever since the
Bucs stole the title away from them
in last years Tournament, the Tigers
have been out for blood. They had
been playing to get back to this game
in the Tournament to show Branford
who the better team really was.
With both teams lined up on both
foul lines, the National Anthem start-
ed to play. Only in America will you
find such a scene! After the Anthem
the Tigers knew it was time to work
and you could see the fire in their
eyes. Starting on the mound for this
game was Andy Jones who threw a
great game allowing only 3 hits. In
7 innings pitched, Jones threw 79
pitches and 56 of them were strikes.
The Tigers found themselves in a
battle, but they weren't going to lose
this war.
The game was scoreless until the
3rd inning when Caleb Smith start-
ed the rally by inducing the walk
and giving the Tigers a base runner
with which to work. Because he is
the catcher, CJ Perryman came in
to courtesy run for Smith. Another
two-out rally was created when Billy
Owens drove CJ Perryman home.
With his lighting quick speed, Owens
stole second base later to be driven
in by Andy Jones to increase the lead
to 2-0. Smith would later induce the
walk and get on the sack again allow-
ing Perryman to run the bases for him
and later score on a pass ball thrown
by the pitcher.
The Tigers were able to take this
win with relative ease because sev-
eral players had career games. Justin
Alvarez played like a young Derek
Jeter missing nothing and making
the hard plays look easy. Also Andy
Jones threw one of his best games al-
lowing his defense to stand firm be-
hind him and make the easy, every-
day routine plays.
The Tigers redeemed themselves
with the final score your Trenton Ti-
gers 3 and the Branford Bucs 0. So
the Tigers have allowed only 4 hits
and 0 runs in 2 games played. The
Tigers advance to the Championship
round full of confidence and ready to
take what they got stolen from them
last year: The District Championship
Trophy. The only team left in the way
of the Tigers trophy was the'Oak Hall
FHSAA takes the top two teams
out of each District (District Champs
and District runner-up) and they
play in the state playoffs. The Tigers

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because they all had thrown so few
pitches in the Tournament.
The Eagles scored 2 runs in the
first inning but wouldn't score again
until the 4th because the Tigers buck-
led down and got to work. After the
jitters came out in the 1st inning the
Tigers were able to get one run back
as Chance Brooks was able to bring
Gilbert in after his double. So after
2 innings played, the score was the
Eagles 2 and the Tigers 1.
SThe Tigers had a missed opportu-
nity in the 4th inning as they had the
bases loaded with no outs. The next
three batters would strikeout leav-
ing the bases full with no runs on the
board. Oak Hall seized this momen-
tum and scored another run increas-
ing their lead by 2, 3-1. The Tigers
came right back and had an answer
for that run by scoring 2 of their own
to tie the game at 3.
It was the 5th inning and next to
bat was Billy Owens. The first pitch
thrown, Owens was sent for a ride
over the left field fence as it was a
touch-em-all solo shot. Later in the
inning Bowers would induce the
walk, steal second and get home on
wild pitches. The Tigers defense held
firm and sent this game into extra in-
nings. The Tigers could get nothing
done on offense and could only hope
to hold the Eagles to the same as they
took infield the bottom of the 8th.
The inning started much like the
last inning of last year's Champion-
ship game did, a pop fly that was in
no man's land that would turn out to
be the winning run. With that error,
the next two batters walked and the
bases were loaded. With only one out
the Tigers had to prepare for anything.
The infield moved in as the outfield
played in closer too. The next batter
up barely even swung the bat and hit
a blooper just over 2nd base driving
in the game-winning run.
The Tigers poured their hearts
out and left everything they had on
the field but just couldn't overcome
the Eagles on their home field to
bring home the Championship Tro-
phy. The Tigers played a great game
and have nothing to be ashamed of.
They played with pride and dignity
and earned the respect of every per-
son that was at the Tournament. The
gritty hardnosed baseball team isn't
done just yet. They travel to Jackson-
ville Providence with every intention
of winning. They want nothing more
than to get to the second round of the
playoffs and to be able to face Oak
Hall again to prove that this loss was
a fluke.
Congratulations to Coach Scott
and his Tigers on a job well done in
the District Tournament. DISTRICT


American Legion
Auxiliary Unit Post 91
The American Legion Auxiliary
Unit Post 91 monthly meeting will be
held on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The post is located next to the FFA
arena on Walker Curve on SR 129
North between Trenton and Bell.
Ladies we need your presence for
nominations for new officers and
auxiliary business. Please join to
keep our auxiliary strong and useful
to others. Also we welcome all who
are interested in becoming members.
Contact current President, Debra A.
Ward at 463-7721.

Gilchrist County AARP
chapter news:
On April 15, 2008, the Gilchrist
County AARP Chapter # 2133 met
at the Trenton Community Center for
our monthly meeting.
Our guest speakers were Anthony
Drew, Levy County Extension Agent,
and his assistant Barbara Edmonds
from the Master Gardeners Program.
He told us about the gardening pro-
grams that are being offered free of
charge to anyone who has a love of
gardening and wishes to learn more
about land conservation. F6r further
information, please feel free to call
(352) 486-5131 or visit their website
at naturecoastmastergardeners.org.
Kyle Stone, the new Chamber of
Commerce Director, stopped by to
say, "Hello."
Randy Durden reminded us about
the Common Community Program
that will be meeting May 1st at 7 p.m.
at the School Board Meeting Room.
Norm Conti reminded us that May
8th is our AARP Day of Service; we
will all be meeting at the Trenton

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Community Center at 9 a.m. We will-
divide into two groups and visit Ayers
Rehabilitation Center and Tri-County
Nursing Home.
Our next meeting will be our annu-"
al picnic with a cook-out and music
by the Don Martin Trio plus on May
20th. Please bring a covered dish to
go with Bar-B-Q chicken. This will
be our last meeting until August 19th.
Hope to see you there. Can in hand.
Norm Conti

Florida Museum,
Alachua County
quilters seek entries for
spring 2010 exhibit
The Florida Museum of Natural
History and the Quilters of Alachua
County Day Guild are seeking en-
tries for the exhibit "Quilting Natural
Florida II" planned for spring 2010.
All entries will be reviewed by a'
panel of jurors to ensure the quilts
represent or illustrate subjects of na-
ture that are found in Florida. The
subject matter may be representa-
tional or symbolic of Florida's natu-
ral flora, fauna and environment.
"The Quilting Natural Florida
show blends the skills and.imagina-
tion of the quilting community with,
the mission of the Florida Museum
of'Natural History," said exhibit or-
ganizer Gloria Craft Comstock. "The
quilting community will portray the'
biodiversity of Florida that the mu-
seum examines through their creativ-
ity and exploration of the fiber me-
Entry forms are available on the
Quilters of Alachua County Day,
Guild web site, www.qacdg.org, or
by e-mailing Comstock, rgl0001@.



Page Eleven

Mr. James Robert
Mr. James Robert "Bobby" Aycock,
66, of Trenton passed away on April
24, 2008, at his home in Trenton, sur-
rounded by his family and friends.
Mr. Aycock was born in Plant
City on May 11, 1941 to James and
Thelma Aycock. Bobby was a heavy
equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Judy
, Hulton of Trenton; his daughters,
Tanya Hulton and Vickie Aycock,
both of Trenton; sons, Tyler Aycock
of Pelham, Georgia, Randy Turner of
Trenton and Scott Allen of St. Cloud;
sisters, June Broom from Loughman,
Shelia Chimento and Martha Knapp,
both of Brandon; and his uncle, Jim
Aycock of Hudson; and three grand-
children. He is also survived by close
friends, Jeffery Wombles, Connie
Calderon, Sue Taylor, Chris Turner
and Jamie Taylor.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Trenton
Cemetery. Visitation was held on
Friday, April 25 at the funeral home
in Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

Destany Leann Cardwell
Destany Leann Cardwell, infant,
of Branford passed away Tuesday,
April 22 in Shands at UF Hospital in
She was born on March, 12, 2008
in Gainesville.
Destany is survived by her mother,
Tabatha Ritchey and father, Jesse
Cardwell both of Branford; maternal
grandparents, Jim and Tina Ritchey
of Branford; maternal great-grand-
mothers, Opal Zimmerman and Ve-
ronica Ritchey both of Branford;
paternal grandparents, Wendy Moore
and Earl of O'Brien, Mike Cardwell
of McAlpin; paternal great-grandpar-
ents, Jesse and Linda Lolley of East
Point; and uncles, Austin, Dylan, and
Jamie Ritchey.
Graveside services were conduct-
ed on Friday, April 25, 2008 in Old
Hatchbend Cemetery with Reverend
Charles Istre officiating.
Daniels Funeral Home and Crema-
tory of Branford is in charge of ar-

Doris Usher Philpot

Doris Usher Philpot Carnes, 90,
passed away on Wednesday, April 23,
2008 at Tri-County Nursing Home.
Doris. was born on November
2, 1917 in Chiefland to Etter and
Iris Usher. She was a lifelong resi-
dent of the Tri-County area. Doris
was a homemaker and a member of
the Methodist Church of Keystone
She was preceded in death by two
husbands, Gordon Philpot and Carl
Carnes; two daughters, Mary Etta
Connella and Elaine Wasson; three
sisters, Sara Wilson, Mirian Buchan-
an and Martha "Pete" Lathrop.
She is survived by a daugther, Ani-
ta (Charles) Byrant of Bell; two sons,
Sidney (Cheryl) Philpot of Lakeland,
and Richard Philpot of Gainesville;
a brother, Etter (Helen) Usher, Jr. of
Chiefland; 12 grandchildren and 21
A graveside service was held on
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Bell Cem-
etery with Pastor Jerry Milton and Dr.
Ray Scott conducting the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to The Doris Carnes Memo-
rial Fund, Tri-County Nursing Home,
7280 S. W. State Road 26, Trenton,
FL 32693.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. Jouquim Gomes, Jr.
Mr. Jouquim Gomes, 75, Jr. passed
away on April 21, 2008 at the Gain-
eville VA.
He was born in Key West and was
a resident of Horseshoe Beach for the
past 35 years, where he'provided for
his family as a commercial fisherman.
He was a member of the New Begin-
nings Church in Horseshoe Beach.
Mr. Gomes is survived by his wife,
Loretta Jean Gomes of Horseshoe
Beach; three sons, Jouquim Gomes
III of Bronson, Edward Gomes of
North Carolina and Jack Gomes of
Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters,
Joyce Ann Gomes of Ocala, and Bev-
erly Adams of North Carolina; broth-
er, Franklin Gomes of Punta Gorda;
sister, Paula Rimes of LaBelle; five
grandchildren, and eight great-grand-
Services for Mr. Gomes were held
on Thursday, April 24 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
the Reverend Sammy Corbin offici-
ating. Burial followed at Butler Cem-
etery in Horseshoe Beach.
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Mr. Darrell Douglas
Mr. Darrell Douglas Martin, 64, of
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Thursday, April 24, 2008.
He was born in High Springs,
Florida on November 8, 1943, and
a 1961 graduate of Newberry High
School. He served his country in the
Army National Guard. He was owner
of the "Touch of Green" landscap-
ing company at St. Luke's Hospital
in Jacksonville, and recently retired
to pursue his love of cattle ranching.
He was an avid Gators fan and a true
He is survived by his daughter,
Dana Martin of Jacksonville; a son,
Jeff Martin of Orlando; two sisters,
Nancy M. Rogers and Carroll Sue
Mixon; four brothers, Sidney Martin,
Terry Martin, Chuck Martin, and Ri-
ley Martin.
A visitation was held on Monday,
April 28, 2008 at Milam Funeral
Home of Newberry. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday, April 29th at
Union Baptist Church in Trenton,
with interment following in Union
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of
Milam Funeral And Cremation Ser-
vices in Newberry.

Mrs. Barbara Matthews-
Barbara A. Matthews passed away
on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Haven
Hospice of the Tri-Counties. She
was 67 years old. Barbara was born
on November 12, 1940 in Chiefland
to Hillary and Essielene Hender-
son. She was a lifelong resident of
the area. Barbara retired from the
Gilchrist County Clerk's Office as a
Deputy Clerk after 32 years of ser-
vice. She was a member of Cherry
Sink Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her
father, Hillary C. Henderson, Sr. and
brother Billy G. Henderson.
She is survived by her husband, W.
Call Matthews of Trenton; her moth-
er, Essielene Henderson of Chiefland;
two daughters, Kimberly Matthews of
Trenton and Ginger (Mitch) McElroy
of Monticello; two sons, Tony Mat-
thews and Todd Matthews both of
Trenton; a brother, Hillary C. (Alice
Faye) Henderson, Jr. of Chiefland;
a sister, Betty (Wayne) L. Dicks of
Lake City; four grandchildren and
one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be on Thurs-
day, May 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Cherry
Sink Church of Christ with Mr. Dan-
ny Roberts conducting the service.
Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist
Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties, 331 NE 9th Street,
Chiefland, FL 32626 or to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, 2119 SW 16th
Street, Gainesville, FL 32608.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton.

Rose Mary Tomaino
Rose Mary Tomaino, 87, passed
away on April 22 at Ayers Heath and
Rehabilitation Center in Trenton.
She was born Janurary 7, 1921 in
Keyport, New Jersey to John and
Louise Cusano, and she moved to
this area from New Jersey in 2001.
Mrs. Tomaino was a retired busi-
ness owner of a confectionery store.
She was a past member of St. Antho-
ny's Catholic Church in Red Bank,
New Jersey and was a member of St.
John's Catholic Church and Council
of Catholic Women.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Louis Tomaino.
She is survived by her daughters,
Beverly T. Smith of Newberry and
Mary Catherine "Cathy" Demoreski
of Niceville; four grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on Fri-
day, April 25 at St. John the Evan-
gelist Catholic Church in Chiefland.
Visitation was held on Thursday night
from at the funeral home. Burial will
take place in New Jersey.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in

Mrs. Melba Lee
Mrs. Melba Lee Underhill, 85,
of Cross City passed away at North
Florida Regional Medical Center on
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 after a
long illness.
She was bom on September 11,
1922 in Taylor County. She moved
to Dixie County with her parents
where she was raised.
Melba served as the Dixie County
Supervisor of Elections from Janu-
ary 1961 until she retired in 1981.
She was a member of the Baptist Pu-
rity Church.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Phillip Ray Underhill; par-
ents, Larson and Annie King and
brother Joel King.
She is survived by her children,
Cecelia Ray (Bill) Schnorbus, Ter-
ry Lee (Deloris) Underhill, Larry
Wayne Underhill, Gary Lynn Under-
hill and Cindy (Arthur) Bellot all of
Cross City; nine grandchildren, 13
great-grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild; brother L. B. King
of Cross City; sisters, Lucille Futch
of Cross City, Mary Hobbs of Hamp-
ton, Virginia and Janet Pitts of Cross
Funeral Services were held on
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Bobby Bryan officiating.
Burial will followed at Cross City
Cemetery. A visitation was held on
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Division: DR
9730 SW 55TH AVE.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on PATTI
A. VOIDANOFF, whose address is 115
NE 12TH AVE., TRENTON, FL. 32693,
on or before May 14, 2008, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at P.O.
BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Family
Law Form 12.915). Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
By: Kendra Cathey
Deputy Clerk
Pub. April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2008b.

FILE NO. 21-2008-CP-0014
The administration of the estate of
deceased, File Number 21-2008-CP-
0014, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gilchrist; County,. Florida, Probate
Division, the address of whichis P.O. BOX
37, TRENTON, FL32693. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections thatchallenge

the validity of the will, the qualifications
of the personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are required
to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 24, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
1890 University Drive #306
Coral Springs, FL
Personal Representative:
Pub. April 24, May 1, 2008b.

Notice is hereby given that the Town
Council of the Town of Bell, Florida,
serving as the Town Plan Board, will
consider a Conditional Use Permit for
approval of a Site Plan for the following
described real property located at 1879 S.
Main Street, Bell, Florida. Said hearing
to be at Bell Town Hall at 3240 West
Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida on May 8,
2008 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard.
Conditional Use Permit
Legal description of the property for a
Conditional Use Permit .as requested
is as follows: Lot Thirteen (13),
BRIARWOOD, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page
52, of the public records of Gilchrist
County, Floida.
A parcel of land in Section 25, Township
8 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist
County, Florida, being more particularly
described .as follows: for the Point of
Beginning commence at the Northwest
comer of Lot -13 Briarwood, as recorded
in Plat Book 2, page 52, public records
of Gilchrist County, Florida; thence S
2 deg. 35 min, 53 sec, E, a distance of
150.00 feet to the Southwest comer of
said Lot 13; thence S 89 deg. 49 min. 52
sec. W, a. distance of 189.20 feet; thence,
N 0 deg. 15 min. 08 sec. W, a distance of
149.87 feet; thence N 89 deg. 49 min. 52
sec. E, a distance of 183.06 feet to close
on the Point of Beginning.
Also described as Property Appraiser's
Tax Parcel Number 25-08-14-0129-
A Conditional Use Permit is requested
for approval of a Site Plan and use of the

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above described property in conformance
with the Land Development Code of
the Town of Bell, to permit the use of
the property for a Bank with drive-up
window service within the Commercial
(C-1) zoning district pursuant to an
application by Drummond Community
The proposed application may be
inspected at the Bell Town Hall, 3240
West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
Interested persons may appear and be
heard in respect to the Conditional Use
Permit at this meeting.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Bell Town Council with
respect to any matter considered at such
meeting, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purposes,
they may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which an appeal will be
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub. May 1, 2008b

Notice is hereby given that the Town
Council of the Town of Bell, Florida,
serving as the Town Plan Board, will
consider a Conditional Use Permit for
approval of a Site Plan for the following,
described real property located at 1119 S.
Main Street, Bell, Florida. Said hearing
to be at Bell Town Hall at 3240 West
Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida on May 8,
2008 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard.
Conditional Use Permit
Legal description of the property for a
Conditional Use Permit as requested is
as follows: LOTS 1,2,3 and 4, Block 14,
Town of Bell, Florida, Gilchrist County,
Florida, Plat Book A Page 9, recorded in
the Public Records of Gilchrist County,
Also described as property appraiser's
Tax Parcel Number 25-08-14-0020-
A Conditional Use Permit is requested
for approval of a Site Plan and use of the
above described property in conformance
with the Land Development Code of
the Town of Bell, to permit the use of
the property for a Bank with a drive-up
window service within the Commercial
(C-1) zoning district pursuant to an
application by Lafayette State Bank.
The proposed, application may be
inspected at the Bell Town Hall 3240
West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida.
Interested persons may appear and be
heard in respect to the Conditional Use
Permit at this meeting.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Bell Town Council with
respect to any matter considered at such
meeting, they will need a record of the
proceedings and that for such purposes,.
they may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which an appeal will be
Dan Cavanahl
Town Manager
Pub. May 1, 2008b

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.
- Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Planning Board Meeting
A. Call to order
B. Business
1. Drummond Community Bank
- Zoning, Conditional Use Permit,
and Site Plans - Scott Guthrie
2. Lafayette State Bank - Zoning,
Conditional Use Permit, and Site
Plans - Sidney Roberts
C. Adjourn

Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order Invocation - Flag
B. Adoption of May 8, 2008 Agenda
Approval of April 10, 2008 Minutes
C. Consent Items
1. Approval of expenditures for the
month of April 2008
2. Approval of financial statements
for April 2008
D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen Re-
1. Natalie Rankin - Peggy Station
- Final Construction Plans Update
E. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet - Code Enforce-
F. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. - Town Attorney
2. Darryl Bryan - Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah - Town Manager
4. Tammy Jones - Town Clerk
5. Council Member - Reports, Re-
quest, Suggestions
Council President - Iris Roberts
Council Member - Kenny Bass
Council Member - Ray Sanders
Council Member - Joe Akins
Council Member - Hugh Sanders
G. Old Business
1. Affirming reading of Resolution
08-07 to Close and Vacate Public
Roads in Oak Walk Phase I subdivi-
G. New Business
I. Review of Future Agenda Items
J. Unscheduled Citizen Request
K. Adjourn
Pub. May 1, 2008b

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Board of Directors, repre-
senting Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and
Sumter Counties, is scheduled to meet
on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:00a.m.,
at VFW Post 7991, 3107 W. Dunnellon
Road, Dunnellon, FL. 34433. Please
contact Coalition staff at 352-563-9939 if
you have any questions. Public participa-
tion is welcome.
Pub. May 1, 2008b

Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Tuesday, May 06,
2008 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW 11th
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. GE/United
4. Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
6. Instructional
7. Student Services
8. Removal of Items from
Consent Agenda
9. .Consent Agenda
10. Reports
Note: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons re-
quiring an interpreter or special accom-
modations to enable them to participate
in this meeting are requested to notify
the Office of the School Superintendent
at 352-463-3200 at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the scheduled meeting date
so provisions can be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. May 1, 2008b.

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The City of Trenton Board of Adjust-
ment will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, May 5, 2008 immediately fol-
lowing the Planning and Zoning Meeting
in the Kathryn Deen Commission Cham-
bers, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton, FL.
Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
B. Action items
1. Woodard Variance
2. Gordon Variance
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. May 1, 2008b.

The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Monday, May 5, 2008, immediately
following the Board of Adjustment and
Planning and Zoning Board meetings,
which begin 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. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
1. Charlotte Pedersen - SHIP Pro-
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. April 7, 2008 Regular Meeting
Minutes, CRA Meeting Minutes and
P&Z Meeting Minutes; April 21,
2008 Regular Meeting Minutes and
P&Z Meeting Minutes
F City Staff
1. Code Enforcement
2. Fire
3. Public Works
4. Police
G. Action Items
1. First Reading Resolution 2008-04
Repealing Resolution 2008-01 Tren-
ton Skate Park
2. First Reading Ordinance 2008-16
CPA 07-13 Future Land Use Map
Change - Sheriff's Office
3. First Reading Ordinance 2007-17
CPA 07-11 Future Land Use Map
Change - Dreambuilders Develop-
ment Corp.
4. First Reading Ordinance 2007-18
CPA 07-12 Future Land Use Map
Change - Rast, Bobby
5. First Reading Ordinance 2007-20
CPA 07-14 Future Land Use Map
Change- Boothroyd, Craig ,
6., First Reading Ordinance 2007-21
CPA 07-15 Future Land Use Map
Change - Carter, James
7. First Reading Ordinance 2007-22
CPA 07-16 Future Land Use Map
Change - Hodge, James
H. Discussion Items
1. CRA Boundary Amendment
I. Board Member Request
J. City Attorney Report
K. City Manager Report
L. 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. May 1, 2008b.

The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet in Regular Session on
Monday, May 5, 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 SDP 2008-2
Monument Park Site Plan
2. Hidden Meadows Development
3. CPA 07-3 Future Land Use Map
Change - 1st Baptist Church
4. CPA 07-4 Future Land Use Map
Change -Anguish, Tracy
5. CPA 07-5 Future Land Use Map
Change - Mimack, LC
6. CPA 07-7 Future Land Use Map
Change - Piedmont Farms, Inc.
7. CPA 07-8 Future Land Use Map
Change - SRS Properties, Inc.
8. CPA 07-9 Future Land Use Map
Change - Kincaid, Bobby & Violet
9. CPA 07-11 Future Land Use Map
Change - Dreambuilders Development
10. CPA 07-12 Future Land Use Map
Change - Rast, Bobby
11. CPA 07-14 Future Land Use Map
Change - Boothroyd, Craig
12. CPA 07-15 Future Land Use Map
Change - Carter, James
13. CPA 07-16 Future Land Use Map
Change - Hodge, James
C. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by
the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, he/she will need
a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.

Pub. May 1, 2008

Jered Ottenwess
City Manager

Santa Fe river cleanup
Please join Current Problems on
the Santa Fe River for a cleanup from
the 27 Bridge to Poe Springs Park on
Saturday, May 10.
We will meet at the boat ramp on
the Columbia side of the bridge about
Please contact (352) 264-6827
or e-mail aar@currentproblems.org
to reserve a spot in a canoe. If you
intend to bring your own boat, we
would still like to hear from you, al-
though you are welcome to join us
regardless. We plan to be finished up
by noon or shortly after.
Fritzi S. Olson
Executive Director
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Donations needed for yard sales and
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vac-
cinations and medical assistance for
low-income families. We have storage
facilities but not a thrift store..4-Pets
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-935-
0975 or 866 727 2972 email fourpets-

Lost & Found

LOST BEAGLE: Small, female, reward
offered. Call 352-463-7135 or 352-463-'

gold chain. Lost around Marc

About 1 1/2 yrs/old, Trenton are
miss her. Reward offered. Call


SLost & Found ]

FOUND DOG: Thursday, April 17th at
GMAC Real Estate Office in Old Town.
Beagle mix? Please call to identify. Ask
for Lindsay, 463-1464, leave message.


- Yard Sale

Annual Yard Sale, Saturday, May 3rd.
Across from Post Office in Bell. 7am -


tn, 'GARAGE SALE: Clothes, bath vanity,
vocals on a flat range top, oak computer desk with
h 13th. 352- filing cabinet, pressure washer, riding
mower & many misc. items. Sheila Clark:

2tb,5-1-5-8 Trenton, 6470 SW 70th Street. Look for
signs, Satuday 8am-lpm only.



Travis, FAMILY YARD SALE: Thursday,
Travis, Friday, Saturday, May 1-3, 8:30am - ???

Itb,5-1 US-129 and CR-307, across from rodeo
arena in Tommy Jones' hay barn.


L. Frank Grant
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063
We List To Sell!

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.
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#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#758196 - $65,000
Lot #3 Turkey Trail Subdivision.
Pines have been thinned and
would make a nice home site.
Near Bell and the river. In an 'A'
school district. 4.77 acres.'


[ Yard Sale

73rd Trail. Take US-129 north of Bell,
go 3 miles north of CR-340 flashing
light. Turn left on 73rd Trail. First house
on left, lots of clothes, some furniture,
electric range, birds & doves, tools &
collectibles. Friday, May 2nd - Saturday,
May 3rd, 9am-5pm.
. ltb,5-l

SATURDAY: 7 to 11 IM
Large selection Infant to 2T
and toys, Furniture items,
CR 337 Trenton, FL, 1 'V mi

Appaloosa Trails, May 2nd
Fri. & Sat. 8am-6pm, Sun.
mile south of Poe Springs R(
on SR-47. look for signs.


Multi family,

[ Yard Sale

Moving Sale: 8-2Sat5/3.6669SE67thCT,
Rolling Oaks. Sewing supplies,desk,filing
cabinets. Prom dresses, books, household
items. Paintings.

SFor Sale

TANNING BED: Like new, low hours,
$1,200. (352) 258-9118.

girl clothing 2tb,5-1-5-8
tc. 9339SE 4-WHEELERS FOR SALE: 2002
ie off ST RD
Yamaha Blaster 200, $1700. 2004 Polaris
Itb,5-1 Predator 90, $1,300. Includes ramp for
pickup truck. Call 352-665-9813.
RD SALE: 2tb,4-24-5-1
, 3rd, & 4th. CITRUS: Many varieties, shade
9am-3pm. I trees, flowering trees, knockout roses,
oad (CR340) blueberries, blackberries, mayhaw trees,
annuals and perennials. Allen's Nursery,
2tb,4-24-5-1 Old Town, Hwy 55A, Hrs .9-5 M-Sat.
542-7254 or 356-0288.


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I Services -

CLEANING: Commercial or residen-
tial. It's my job, it pays my bills. Lic.
Bonded. Cleaning products supplied, de-
tailed work. Affordable rates. Reliable.
17 years in the business. References.
Monthly, Weekly, Bi-weekly. Call Marci
at 386-965-5617.

CAREGIVERS available for day,
night, or overnight. Light meal prepa-
ration. $8/hr. 386-935-6880.

Money... Drywall hanging, texturing,
metal studs. CBC058489 CCC1326066.

HOME BUILDER: Quality homes built
on your lot. Visit our sales & design cen-
ter at 26761 SE Hwy-19, Old Town; open
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. 'Lifetime Homes
(CBC017140) 352-542-8416.

VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
'(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111

WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-

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

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MENT: Reasonable prices, dependable,
insured and professional. Shamrock Ser-
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Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
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FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
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to choose from in our inventory. Com-
puter specialist to assist you in creating
a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
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installations and repairs, licensed and
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(352) 463-7075
(352) 463-7302 FAX

JEAN C. TROKE - Licensed Real Estate Broker
E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com w
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) * Trenton, Florida 32693

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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 $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
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).
SPACIOUS HOME ON ACREAGE IN EAST GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Well-built frame home, over 2300 inside sqft. of comfort, on a corner 5-acre
tract near SR-26/CR-337. Property has workshop bldg., RV-sized carport (w/hookups); inside has bonus room (could be 4th BR), real wood cabinetry in
kitchen w/breakfast bar, and lots more; call/email Barbara or office for full information...$229,900.
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, next to
other nice homes, this trame/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/email for
Reduced (From $74,900)--'CRACKER' FRAME HOME ON TREED LOT IN TOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Frame-built home, on spacious 115x164 tract, in
NE Trenton. Owners have priced to sell, in 'as is' condition--home has wood floors, bonus room & attached carport, storage outbuilding...$69,900.
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 spate, 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.
VERY NICE, 'MOVE-IN' READY M/HOME ON ONE ACRE: 4 BR/2 BA: Spacious, neat & clean 2000-yr. 24x56 Manufactured Home, on treed,
fenced/gated one-acre tract near Waccasassa; has full living/dining rooms, open kitchen (w/china cabinetry), storage outbldg. & more...$85,000.
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 Gainesville/Alachua Co...$74,900.
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/I 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.
20 ACRES NORTH OF BELL: Rural, secluded 20-acre tract, just north of Bell and near to US-129; call/email to Barbara for details...$149,900.
15.5 ACRES - COUNTRY ACREAGE NEAR 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...Single 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

Barbara Mayo
(352) 222-0427

"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"


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315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
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Bring the Horses. Beautiful DW MH
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pasture that is fenced & cross fenced
with stalls. The MH has plenty of room
with a fireplace, large kitchen & more.
Just outside of Trenton in Levy County.
$158,500 (LMH-757324-JW) 463-

Very reasonably priced 3/2 home in gated
Riverwalk Community that offers tennis
courts, club house w/pool. etc. This home
w/split floor plan. great room \\/fireplace.
has hardly been lived in. Must see!
$245.000 (GR-758758) 493-2221.
Call For More Listings!

Lovely 3/2 Triple Wide MH on .74
Acre. This home features new paint,
new AC, new well & water system,
deck. high speed DSL and it's on a
paved street. $89,000 (DMH-756391-
JW) 463-6144 OR 542-0009.

BEAUTIFUL HOME on a lovely one
acre, completely fenced lot. home is
up-dated and immaculate. well built
house; well maintained and well worth
the money. $169,000 (LR-75855 I-RH)

Beautiful custom built home on 10
acres, between Chielland and Fanning
Springs. Home has rough-cut cypress
siding, metal roof. real wood flooring
and cabinets with granite tops. 10'
ceilings, stone fireplace. \ rap-around
porches. 'ou must see to appreciate the
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LAUNDRY RELEIF: 3 days a week
(varies), must be available weekends,
must be able to pass background & drug
screening. Please apply in person at Ay-
ers Health & Rehab Center. 606 NE 7th
Street, Trenton.
LOOKING FOR CLEAN (no face jew-
elry) honest, friendly, dependable person
who wants to work in our deli 3 days/
week to start. Job requirement: multi-
tasking, cooking. people skills. Refer-
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Science Instructor - High School
Bell High School
Minimum Qualifications: BA Degree
from an accredited institution and Flor-
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Science (or eligible).

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Help Wanted [ Help Wanted

Preferred Qualifications: Eligible to in
teach Dual Enrollment program - MA
Degree and 18 graduate hours in Bio-
logical Science. Chemistry, Physics. or
related area.
Anticipated Vacancy
English Instructor- High School
Bell High School
Minimum Qualifications: BA Degree
from an accredited institution and Flor-
ida Certification covering High School
English (or eligible).
Preferred Qualifications: Eligible to in
teach Dual Enrollment program - MA
Degree and 18 graduate hours in Eng-
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 ULniversal 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.
1ligh 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.
Highly Qualified

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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
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.
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until positions are filled.
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For Rent

3 BR/2 BA DW: In Bell. No pets. $700/
mo. $700 security. 352-215-5694.

2 BR/1 BA M/H: 3 miles west of Bell.
Nice fenced backyard. $425/mo. No pets.
Call Gerald Roberts, 352-463-7753.

2 BR/1 BA MOBILE HOME: $450/
month, 1st, last, security. 535-7680.

3 BR/2 BA DWMH: On 8 acres, 3 miles
north of Bell. $600/month; plus last and
$500 security deposit. No pets, no smok-
ing inside. Call: John Rowe 463-0644.

PLEX in Trenton, 209 SW 8th Ave. 6
months lease, $600/month; plus last and
$500 security deposit. No pets, no smok-
ing inside. Call: John Rowe 463-0644.

2 BR/1.5 BA HOUSE on two acres. Al-
most new. Turn west on 40th St. at Rodeo
Arena, 6 months lease, $600/month; plus
last and $500 security deposit. No pets,
no smoking inside. Call: John Rowe 463-

LEASE with Option to Purchase.
2BR/1BA on 9.63 acres. Contact Rustie
Ames, Lic. Real Estate Associate, Deen
Lancaster Realty, Inc. Office: (352) 463-
9494 or (352) 281-9187.

NEW-Never lived in. 4BR/2BA home
on 2 acres. $1200 per month, first, last
and security deposit. One year lease is
required. Application fee of $40. Contact
Rustie Ames, Lic. Real Estate Associate,
Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc. Office: (352)
463-9494 Cell: (352) 281-9187.

For Rent

Brick home on paved road with 5 acre.
2200+ sf, conveniently located betweeth
Newberry & Trenton. Available June 1.
2008. $1,500/ month - contact Kim @

FOR RENT - 3 BDRM / 2 BATH vin-
tage home in a great location in Trenton
(SW 2nd Street), convenient to shopping
& medical office, 1800+ sf, available im-
mediately, $950/month - contact Kim @

spring in back yard, $850/month. 3 BR/2
BA large yard. Quiet neighborhood.
Fenced property, located on Hwy-129. 5
miles North of Bell. Call for appt. (352)
376-0080 or (352) 284-3873.

1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT: Immediate
occupancy in Trenton. Call Emma Garcia
(386) 965-1109, Hometown Realty.

Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell. $675/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 12
month lease available. Call Hometown
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for application.

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BUILDING SPACE for Lease. Up to
2,500 htd. Sq. ft. Inquire at Deen Lan-
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Trenton or call Deen Lancaster, Broker at
(352) 463-9494 or (352) 665-1411.

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1997 HOMES OF MERIT: DW on 5
secluded acres. Surrounded by rolling
pasture. Home is in excellent condition.
Land & home can be sold separately.
Call for details on price. SELLER EX-
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1 ACRE - BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry, owner financing, no
down payment, only $359/mo. $34,900.
tifully 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
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only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
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FOR SALE - Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.


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Young people in Gilchrist County
4-H Clubs are welcome to participate
in day-camp and overnight-camping
opportunities this summer sponsored
by the Gilchrist County Cooperative
Extension Service. Any young per-
son ages 5-18 can join a local 4-H
Club. Here is what 4-H has planned
so far for Summer 2008:
Camp Cherry Lake
Gilchrist County 4-Hers ages 8-
18 are invited to camp at 4-H Camp
Cherry Lake on June 30-July 3, 2008.
Camp Cherry Lake offers swimming,
canoeing, nature education, archery,
fun games and fun times with fellow
4-Hers from Gilchrist, Dixie, Lafay-
ette, Suwannee and Union Counties.
Cost for the camp is $123. If youth
turn in a record book they will get
$10 off the price.

UF Dairy Research
Unit Tour Scheduled
Come one, come all! Gilchrist
County 4-Hers are invited to go on a
field trip to tour UF's Dairy Research
Unit in Hague (north of Gainesville).
The tour is scheduled for Friday, June
13. We will leave the Extension Of-
fice at 8:30 a.m. At the dairy, you
will see various ways to house dairy
animals, learn how feed is mixed,
tour the milking parlor and see how
the dairy raises calves. Youth will
learn more about one of our county's
top agricultural industries..
Sewing Day Camps
The very popular sewing camps are
back this summer at the Springhouse
Quilters! The beginner's camp will
be June 16-19 at Springhouse Quil-,
ters. The more experienced camp
will be July 14-17 at Springhouse
Quilters. Cost of the camps is $20

Hunter Safety Day
Hunting has always been a won-
derful pastime for people in our area.
In order to purchase a hunting li-
cense, all Floridians are required to
take a hunter safety class and pass the
required test. We are happy to part-
ner with Mr. Terry and Mrs. Norma
Neenan, certified instructors, to once
again offer the hunter safety class to
our Gilchrist 4-Hers. The class will
be June 23-26, 2008 at the Sheriff's
gun range on Highway 129.

4-H Million


Gilchrist County 4-H is participat-
ing in the national "4-H Million Trees
Project." This project was conceived
by a 4-H club in California, in con-
junction with the Arbor Day founda-
tion. This project encourages 4-H
clubs all over the United States to
plant trees. Our County Council is
sponsoring participation locally. We
are going to plant at least 12 live oak
trees around Gilchrist County to add
shade, and help beautify the county.

Vegetable Garden
We're once again excited to have

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 If you wish to know more
the treatment of sinusitis. The about this research study,
active ingredient is a natural research study,
plant extract, not an antibiotic, please ask the study
To participate you must be doctor for information:
between the ages of 18-70
and must be experiencing Southeast Clinical Research
some of these symptoms. 1113 NW 23rd Avenue
As a qualified participant, you Chiefland, Florida 32626
will receive all study related
care and study medication at 352-490-4816
no charge to you.




April 7- May 5


April 7 - June 17

FALL 2008

April 14 - Aug. 5

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a good group of 4-Hers growing a
vegetable garden. The gardens them-
selves will be judged in late May.
The vegetables will be judged at the
Trenton Farmer's Market on Satur-
day, June 7. Our 4-Hers are also wel-
come to sell their extra vegetables on
this day. Also, Muriel Turner, Fam-
ily and Consumer Sciences agent
from Levy County, is going to help
us with a canning class where 4-Hers
can learn how to make pickles out of

4-H Congress
July 21-25 is the annual 4-H Con-
gress for 4-H members ages 14-18.
Held on campus of the University of
Florida, congress gives 4-Hers the
feel of being a college student for a
week as they learn more about their
project areas from university profes-
sors. State competitive events and
state council elections happen at 4-H
From The Desk Of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff David P. Turner
Weekly Sheriff's Report
On April 15, 2008, Leah N. Sether,
11/13/85, was arrested on a Levy
County Warrant with the charge of
Grand Theft.
On April 15, 2008, Arthur L.
Mayo, Jr., 11/25/41, was arrested on
the charge of Violation of Probation.
On April 15, 2008, Tracy A. Gur-
rero, 11/7/78, was arrested on the
charge of Grand Theft.
On April 16, 2008, Cheyenne R.
Barkley, 8/6/66, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Probation.
On April 16, 2008, Patrick E. W4t-
son, 8/18/81, was arrested on the
charge of Uttering a Forged Instru-
On April 16, 2008, William C.
Walden, Jr., 9/7/67, was arrested on
charges of Battery and Battery/Do-
mestic Violence.
On April 16, 2008, Christopher B.
Jackson, 1/8/73, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Probation.
On April 17; 2008, Michael L.
Pollock, '8/26/72, was arrested on
charges of Flee/Elude, High Speed
Chase, Uttering Forged Bank Check,
Reckless Driving, Willful/Wanton
and Operate a Motor Vehicle without
a Valid Drivers License.
On April 18, 2008, Jamario S.
Teague, 6/9/89, was arrested on the
charge of FTA/No Drivers License.
On April 18, 2008, Dallas Wil-
liams, 8/12/66, was arrested on an
Alachua County Warrant with the
charge of Battery.
On April 18, 2008, Dessert E.
Duane, 3/15/62, was arrested on the
charge of Violation of Probation and
Violation of Probation.
On April 19, 2008, Kali C. Baker,
3/26/86, was arrested on charges of
Disorderly Intoxication and Resist-
ing 'with Violence.
On April 19, 2008, TerryL. Wash-
ington, 3/6/89, was arrested on the
charge of Possession of More than 20
Grams of Cannabis.

Pinwheels are a tribute to victims of child abuse
By Carrie A. Mizell
Shiny, silver pinwheels spin in the breeze along the west lawn of the courthouse, each one representing a verified
child abuse victim in Gilchrist County last year.
According to Amanda Rodriguez, resource development assistant at the Partnership for Strong Families, the 156
pinwheels stand for a child, birth to 18 years old, who has been documented as abused in 2006-2007.
"We hope the community will see the pinwheels and realize there are children right here in Gilchrist County being
abused and neglected," Rodriguez said. "The state estimates that the actual number of abuses occurring is three times
higher than the number of verified cases."
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners passed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Pre-
vention Month in an effort to raise awareness, Rodriguez explained.
According to Rodriguez, the number of cases of child abuse and neglect in Gilchrist County has risen in recent
years. In 2005, Gilchrist County had 120 verified cases of child abuse and neglect.
Volunteers from the Partnership for Strong Families set up the pinwheels in early April, Rodriguez said. The pin-
wheels will stand through the first week of May.

Cruse announces candidacy for Sheriff
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late Barbara Sullivan. We have two
children, Matthew, a student at Bell
High School, and Grace, a student at
Trenton Elementary School.
I am a member of and current Se-
nior Warden at William T. Carlton
Masonic Lodge, Director of Gilchrist
County Chamber . of Commerce,
2007 Volunteer of the Year for Fan-
ning Springs Chamber of Commerce,
Education Foundation of Gilchrist
County member, National Rifle As-
sociation member, Florida Council
on Crime and Delinquency member,
and a member of the Florida Sheriff's
I have volunteered countless hours
to provide law enforcement and se-
curity services for all major regional,
county, and city events and fund rais-

ers for Trenton, Bell, and Fanning
If elected as your Sheriff, I will
continue to work tirelessly to make
Gilchrist County a better place to live
and raise our children. I have taken,
and will continue to take, a pro-active
stance in educating our citizens and
community leaders in the safety and
security needs of Gilchrist County. I
will continue to have an open-door
policy and will implement com-
munity meetings in and around the
county for you to address important
issues in your area. I feel community
involvement and being available is
crucial in handling crime and emer-
gencies in the county. My diverse
law enforcement experience here in
Gilchrist County, combined with my

specialized training and community
involvement, and most importantly
my common sense will continue to
allow me to serve you well, when
I am blessed with the privilidge of
serving as your Sheriff.
I look forward, to meeting with all
of you that I can.
Please contact me at (352) 472-
6042, (352) 538-2904, or email me at
and please visit my website www.
cruseforgilchristsheriff.com to see
my qualifications.
Thank you, for your time and con-
I thank you in advance for your
vote and support in the upcoming
election, and your continued support
for the next four years.

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