Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00183
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Gilchrist County journal
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Publication Date: July 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028300
Volume ID: VID00183
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Bricks for the
Gilchrist County
Memorial Courtyard
are on sale now.
For more information,
call Julee Brideson
at 463-3198.

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Slot machines seized, illegal gambling operation closes
By Carrie A. MizellV
Investigators from the Gilchrist Ii
County Sheriff's Office and the Flor-
ida Department of Law Enforcement
executed a search warrant and seized
62 slot machines last Tuesday from
an illegal gambling operation being
run in a Fanning Springs recreation
According to Gilchrist County
Sheriff David Turner, an investiga-
tion into an illegal gambling op-
eration being run by Universal Life
Church began in January 2007 after
GCSO received anonymous calls
about gambling going on inside the
ULC recreation center building on
US 19.
Search warrants were served si- .
multaneously at the Fanning Springs,
recreation center and at similar op- Sixty-two slot machines are being held in the evidence facility at the -
eration in Taylor and Lake Counties, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office after being seized last Tuesday from .
Turner said.
No arrests were made, though the ULC recreation facility in Fannings Springs. Investigators from -
Turner said a lot of local people may the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office and FDLE executed a search
be involved, warrant at the location after an 18-month investigation. .

Light pole clipped ir

early morning accident
By Carrie A. Mizell power lines being wrapped around
A 22-year-old Bell man was criti- the vehicle, Perez explained. Once
cally injured and his Trenton passen- Progress Energy was able to cut the
ger sustained serious injuries after power going through the line, rescue
the truck they were traveling in ran crews from Gilchrist County Fire
off the roadway and wrapped around Rescue, Alachua County Fire Rescue
a light pole on State.-Road 26 Jast and a Technical Rescue Team from
week. Alachua County were 'able to free
William C. "Will" Pinner, 22, of Pinner from the vehicle.
Bell was driving his 2004 Chevrolet "It was one of the most difficult
pickup westbound on State Road 26 extrications I have ever seen," Perez
at 4 a.m. last Wednesday morning on said.
his way home from Gainesville. Ac- Pinner was airlifted to Shands Hos-
cording to the Florida Highway Pa- pital with life threatening injuries and
trol, for unknown reasons the truck Owens was transported to Shands
traveled left, crossing the eastbound Hospital with serious injuries.
lane before continuing onto the south Pinner's father Ronnie Pinner said
shoulder for 250 feet before striking on Tuesday that Owens was treated
a wooden light pole in an area west of for a broken arm and released from
County Road 337. the hospital the day after the acci-
According to Gilchrist County Fire dent.
Rescue Chief Carles Perez, Pinner Though banged up in the accident,
and his 26-year-old passenger Terry Will was reportedly in good condi-
Owens of Trenton were trapped in- tion on Tuesday morning despite sus-
side the vehicle upon impact. While training several broken bones. Ronnie
Owens was extricated from the ve- Pinner said his son has been through
hicle in two and a half hours, Pinner multiple surgeries since the accident
was trapped inside the pickup for a on his knee and ankle and more sur-
longer amount of time due to active series are likely in the future.

Court fees increased to

make up for state budget


By Carrie A. Mizell
Considering filing an eviction no-
tice on a tenant who won't pay? As of
July 1 it costs an extra $190.
In an effort not to raise taxes, the
Florida Legislaturepassed a senate
bill during the 2008 legislative ses-
sion that will raise over 100 court-
related fees in all 67 Florida coun-
ties.. Increases in filing fees range
from dissolution of marriage, which
jumped from $363 to $408, to dou-
bled fines for offenses such as driving
under the influence.
"We are reviewing -and updating
our systems to accommodate for the
collection and disbursement of these
filing fees to the state," explained Joe
Gilliam, Gilchrist County Clerk of





Joe Gilliam
Gilliam said the increase in court
fees will probably affect the number
of filings this fiscal year especially in
small claims and evictions.
"A lot of times monies are not col-
lected and they may only get a judg-
ment for the cost," Gilliam said. "If
the cost to file increases some will
decide that it is not worth the addi-
tional expense to try and collect.
According to Gilliam, the Legis-
lature anticipates the fee increase to
generate statewide over $100 million
to help replace budget monies lost
in judicial, state attorney and public
defenders' budgets. These funds will
be collected by the Clerk of Courts in
each county in Florida and forwarded
monthly to the Department of Rev-
enue General Fund.
A complete listing of court fees
will be available upon request in the
Gilchrist County Clerk of Courts of-
fice or citizens can visit the office's
website at www.gilchristclerk.com
go to "Resources" and click on "Ser-
vice Charges." I

2007-08 school district grades slip

to 3A's and aB

District officials plan to appeal Trenton Middle High School's 'B'

By Carrie A. Mizell
The sun had not been an 1. i..i Tues-
day morning when school district ad-
ministrators and principals gathered
around a table in the school district
office to await the Florida Depart-
ment of Education's release of school
district grades for the 2007-2008
school year.
After earning the prestigious title
of being an A school district the last
two years, Gilchrist County's report
card dropped to three A's and a B af-
ter Trenton Elementary School earned
an A, Bell Elementary School earned
an A, Bell High School earned an A
and Trenton Middle-High School
earned a B.
According to Principal Lynnette

Langford, Trenton Middle-High
School dropped to a B grade, after six
years as an A school, because only 48
percent of students who make up the
lowest 25 percent showed learning
gains,in reading.
"I am disappointed," Langford
said. "But I feel like our kids had a
better education this year because our
teachers were teaching more thinking
skills. We've looked at our weak ar-
eas and we know where we have to
Langford said the school district
will review the data further and ap-
peal the school's B grade.
Despite the grade drop at Trenton
Middle-High School, Gilchrist Coun-
ty remains the top school district in

the state for 2007-2008 due to the
hard work of students, teachers-and
School Superintendent Buddy
Vickers praised the school district ad-
ministrators and principals for their
dedication. GAthered in what has
been deemed the "war room" inside
the school district office, the school
principals keep track of student's test
scores throughout the school year on
charts that cover nearly every wall of
the room.
"I wish everyone could see how
this group lives and dies what goes
on in our schools," Vickers said.
Trenton Elementary School new
principal Riley Deen said he was
pleased to learn that 90 percent of the

lowest 25 percent of students at TES
showed learning gains in reading.
Ronda Parrish. new assistant priftL
cipal at Trenton Elementary School ,.
and former principal at Bell High
School. praised Bell High School stu-
dents for their hard work after school
grades revealed that 96 percent of
students met high standards in writ-
ing for the 2007-2008 school year.
Bell Elementary School's new
principal Michelle Smith said she
was relieved to see the school main-
tained its A status, though she ac-
knowledged there are areas the school
needs to grow in.
"The teachers never worked harder
than they worked this year," Smith

Ribbon cutting set for Gilchrist County's new

Emergency Operations Center

By Carrie A. Mizell
A ribbon cutting ceremony will
be held at Gilchrist County's new
multi-functional Emergency Opera-
tions Center on Monday, Aug. 18 at
10 a.m.
Once opened, the 18,000 square
foot facility will act as a fire/EMS
station, emergency operations facil-
ity, training facility, and public safety
According to County Adminis-
trator Ron McQueen, the guaran-
teed maximum price of the project
is $1,63S5,635.00. Of that, at least
$800,000 will be paid with grant
funding and the balance will be paid
by the Gilchrist County Fire/Rescue,
EMS and Emergency Management
Departments, all of whom will utilize
the facility.
"The county commissioners intent
from the beginning has been that no
general revenue funds will be used
on the facility," McQueen said.
The facility had to be reduced in
size to offset the increased cost of
construction. One fire bay and a com-
munications and dispatch center were
scrapped from the project, explained
Gilchrist County Fire Chief Carlos
"Personally, I think the county got
an incredible bargain on this facility,"
Perez said, "and I've been in fire/res-
cue for 40 years and built 12 build-
ings during my career."
According to Norbert Brown, con-
struction supervisor for the project
contractor, The Alexander Group, the
facility can withstand the direct hit of
a Category 4 hurricane due in large
part to the six inch solid concrete
walls and concrete roof. The walls
are comprised of a 2 by 2 steel grid
encased in concrete, Brown said.
The facility features three fire bays
that will house two EMS units, a
tanker, brush truck, fire engine and a
hazardous materials clean up room,

Workers installed lighting and additional wiring at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center
on Tuesday morning in an effort to put a few finishing touches on the facility, which is nearing completion.
The main conference room, shown above, will feature five televisions so in the event of a hurricane EOC
officials can keep up with the weather, local news and the status of all units at the same time.

Perez said. Each firefighter stationed
at the new facility will be given their
own cubicle that will hold a bed and
three lockers. The fire station por-
tion of the building will also feature
a lobby for walk-in emergencies,
lieutenant's quarters, a day room and
kitchen for fire/rescue personnel.
In case of activation, the facility
featuress a small conference room for
the news media, HAM operator's
room, large conference room and
county commission meeting room.
The facility will also feature offic-
esfor Director of EMS Linda Walker,

Fire Chief Carlos Perez and Emer-
gency Management Chief Ron Mills,
and their staff members.
Behind the new Emergency Op-
erations Center, a helicopter pad will
be constructed as well as a training
facility. A generator capable of run-
ning the building for 72 hours is also
located behind the facility.
According to County Commis-
sioner Randy Durden, the county
commission started looking at build-
ing a new fire/rescue facility north of
Bell when the Town of Bell asked the
county to take over fire protection in

Durden explained that Pee Wee
Thomas donated five to six acres for
the new facility north of Bell.
"At the time we were just going to
build a fire station, but that's when
we had all those hurricanes," Dur-
den said. "The state said we had no
hardened emergency operations cen-
ter and offered grant funding so we
decided to combine the EOC, EMS
and Public Safety."
(See additional pictures on
page 18)

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County Commission beg

review budget shortfalls
By John M. Ayers the board that he needs advisement this invoi
The Gilchrist County Commission on where to take revenues from to Chairmar
began to open the pages of what will pay for the fuel and other costs as- board vo
be a tdugh budget review process of sociated with the Rolling Oaks Roads Commis,
how they will find the money to close resurfacing project. of the mc
out the budget deficit many county This project involved a Special The b(
service agencies are facing involving Assessment that was approved by the coun
gasoline and diesel fuel deficits. the Board of County Commission- is comply
Gilchrist County Sheriff Da- ers earlier in 2008. The board agreed the over
vid Turner addressed the board on at that time to provide the road and determine
Monday involving a $7,500 budget some base prepaying construction to come fro
amendment between the Sheriff's the two roads that are 7/10th of a mile
Office, School District and Gilchrist in length.
County on how to find the revenue to The superintendent presented a list C
pay a portion of a salary for a school of the man-hours identifying employ-
resource officer in the upcoming ees with the road department that had
school year. spent time on the job up until July
Sheriff Turner told the board, "You 7, 2008. The Superintendent identi- iPer
can't amend the Sheriff's Office bud- fied 14 employees that had a total of
get without communicating with the 1,405 hours on this project, which to-
Sheriff." taled $20,250.14.
Gilchrist County Clerk Joe Gilliam Watson explained )that the road
told the five-member board of com- department has hauled 425 loads of
missioners that Sheriff Turner's staff limerock to the site in southeast Gil-
had already been communicated with christ County at a total cost of $4,250. -'
involving the Sheriff's Office budget The superintendent went on to add
and that Chief Deputy Harvey Mont- that the diesel fuel cost involved in "
gomery was aware of the issue re- hauling the limerock to the site is
garding the $7,500 in revenue. $16,546.25. He pointed out that the U
The Gilchrist County Commission, road department is expected to be
after listening to Sheriff Turner pres- completed with the pre-construction
ent his case, asked School District work on both of these roads at the
representative, Superintendent Bud- end of the day on July 8, 2008.
dy Vickers to give the board more Commissioner Randy Durden
information involving the accounting made a motion to, take $42,106.58 out
of the School Resource Officer. of a Special Projects fund to pay the
"I think we have a lack of commu- invoice that was presented by Justin
nication here between the Gilchrist Watson.
County Sheriff's Office, the Gilchrist Commissioner D. Ray Harrison
County School Board and the Gil- Jr. gave a second to the motion for
christ County Commission. I think discussion. The board members re-
the three agencies can get together viewed the invoice presented to
and draft a proposal that will fund the each of the board members and staff By Gene
position," Vickers said. which identified the breakdown of By Gene
The school superintendent said he the costs involving the two Rolling Vision
would meet with his staff and they Oaks Project roads. Board members mitted to
would identify revenues that could Kenrick Thomas, Sharon Langford; yond pro
resolve the problem and get back and D. Ray Harrison Jr. all spoke ops preci
with the Board of County Commis- out against the $20,250.14, involv- Avisic
sioners. ing the labor of the Road Depart- fident of
Sheriff Turner told Gilliam, "I ment employees to be included in others pe
don't know how I am going to make the invoice. Commissioner Durden ful.
it out of the current budget year when explained with the invoice totaling Hamm
it comes to paying for gasoline and $42,106.58 the county could use this turned int
increasing fuel costs." number to determine the actual cost. The vi
"We are not sure either, Sher- involving this special project. Corn- for what
ff, involving the Gilchrist County mission Chairman Tommy Langford right in
Commission's budget," Gilliam re- pointed out that the road department to get res
sponded. employees' salaries were already We hav
Gilchrist County Transportation being budgeted and paid for. There who the
Superintendent Justin Watson told is no need to include their times in like to hi.

Natalie Rankin
va Cornwell
ary: A person who is com-
growth; one who looks be-
blems to causes, and devel-
se solutions for success.
nary is also one who is con-
success in a project which
received to be idle and fanci-

ond said, "Faith here is
to vision there."
sionary of today has a feel,
needs to be done and gets
with everyone else working
ve such a person in our midst,
Character Council would
ghlight for this month. She is

none other than Mrs. Natalie Rankin,
co-owner of the Hometown Realty of
North Florida, Inc. in Bell.
Robert, her husband, with their
three childrefi, are members of'the
Shepherd/Rankin families of Bell,
which date way back, at least four
Natalie is a graduate of Bell High
School and has a love for Gilchrist
County/Town of Bell that is so deep
that she has taken up the family's
banner by continuing its tradition of
"preserving the quality of life in this
She is involved in local activities
such as the Town of Bell "Vision
Statement" committee and acts as a
"guide in helping the committee to
move in the right direction.
She is also involved in subdivision
development and proves to others
how much she cares for her com-
munity by regarding its long-term
Rankin is very careful choosing in
what she will get involved.
She first "looks at an organization's
goals and purpose." She believes that
as a visionary, one "should be wise
and attempt to understand what the
long-term results of any decision will
She believes that "discretion is the
key in making all good decisions."
Her idea of living in Bell and mak-
ing it her home is that she feels she
"has an obligation to do something
and if someone truly cares abouf their
community they live in, they will get
involved by participating however
they are led to do so."
In-attending Town of Bell Council
meetings Natalie voices her opinion
with the hope that "Bell is heading
in the right direction and prays that
nothing will go awry during the pro-
cess of getting things done."
Rankin is a firm believer in. the
truth of God's work and is also in-
volved in her church as a member of
Mt. Nebo Baptist.
She knows that "success comes
when God is put first." Her motto for
living is take from Proverbs 3:6, "In
all thy ways acknowledge Him, and
He shall direct thy paths."
So as good character is applied to
every decision, success is assured.
Thanks to citizens like Natalie
Rankin who demonstrate that Gil-
christ County is a county of people
who care.

Need a

political sign?
Woodland Craft
(352) 463-7135


;ins to

ice, the chairman added. The
n called for a vote, and the
oted 1-4 against the motion.
sioner Durden voted in favor
board told the Watson when
nty's portion of the project
eted, he should then bring
ill cost back to the board to
e where the revenue would
om to cover the charges in



rsonafiry of

ie ^MonthI

Summer camp

opportunities at

Florida Museum

of Natural History
The week of July 14 thru 18:
"Home, Home in the Sea (AM 4)"
(Grades 1-4) [Grades 1/2; Spaces
still available. Grades 3/4; Waitlist
available.] Covering nearly % of the
world's surface, the ocean is home to
more animals than anywhere else on
Earth. Dive down through different
regions of the sea. Compare arctic
and tropical living. Discover strange
and fantastic animals like the giant
grouper, which can grow up to 9 feet
long and weigh up to 1,320 pounds.
"Hide 'N' Seek (PM 4)" (Grades
1-4) See the game in a whole new
light and learn from the masters of
disguise. Scour the globe to discover
how animals hide in plain sight using
colors, patterns and even sound!
"Field Camp 2: Zoology (FC 2)"
(Grades 5-6) [Section FULL. Waitlist
available.] Have you ever dreamed of
becoming a veterinarian or wondered
why animals behave the way they
do? Now is your chance to see what
it takes to care for wild animals! Find
out if you have the makings of a true
The week of July 21 thru 25:
"Dino Mania (AM 5)" (Grades 1-6)
[Sections FULL: All Grades; Waitlist
available.] What was the largest di-
nosaur that ever lived? Who did the
king Tyrannosaurus rex prey on? Did
a human ever meet a stegosaurus?
Travel back in time 230 million years
to discover the mysterious world of
"Peoples of the Coast (PM !5)"
(Grades 1-6) [Grades 1/2, 5/6; Spac-
es still available. Grades 3/4; Wait-
list available..] >From the Makah of
Washington state to native Floridians
like the Calusa and Timucua, coastal
peoples have built their lives from
the sea. Learn about whale and shark
hunting, shell jewelry and art, boat-
ing in rolling ocean waters and much
more! Join an archaeological expedi-
tion across America's coastlines.
The week of July 28 thru August
"Canyon Cruise (AM 6)" (Grades
1-6) [Grades 1/2, 5/6; Spaces still
available. Grades 3/4; Waitlist avail-
able.] At 5,280 feet or 1 mile deep,
the Grand Canyon is considered one
of the world's seven, natural wonders.
Come rafting down the Colorado
River and discover the plants, ani-
mals and'history .ofithis magnificent
"Eight-Legged'Wonders (PM 6)"
(Grades 1-6) [Grades 1/2, 5/6; Spac-
es still available. Grades 3/4; Waitlist
available.] How is a spider different
from an insect? What makes some
scorpions deadly to humans and oth-
ers completely harmless? This sum-
mer, build your own spider webs and
crawl into the world of arachnids.
Important Information:
Classes provide hands-on, minds-
on opportunities to learn through ac-
tivities, crafts, literature, Museum
resources and outdoor exploration.
Children should wear clothing ap-
propriate for indoor and outdoor ac-.
tivities and must wear, closed-toed
shoes at all times. No wheelies are
Classes are scheduled Monday
'through Friday. Students may regis-
ter for a Morning (AM) session, an
Afternoon (PM) session or for All
Day (AM and PM) session.
Morning and All Day students
may be dropped off as early as 8
a.m. Pick-up for the Morning session
is 12 to 12:30 p.m. Drop-off for the
Afternoon session is 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Afternoon and All Day students must
be picked up no later than 5 p.m., no
exceptions, please.
All Day students should bring a
sack lunch to eat during the break be-
tween classes from noon to 1 p.m.
Limited scholarships are available.
For more information, including
directions and parking, call (352)
846-2000, or visit www.flmnh.ufl.

Board program
The Neighborhood Accountability
Board (NAB) Program is an alter-
native sanctioning method adminis-
tered by the Gilchrist County School
Board through a "restorative justice"
Restorative justice is Acknowledg-
ing that harm has been caused, either
criminal or other. It addresses those
who have been affected, allowing
them to be, part of the corrective ac-
tion, or solution.
Restorative justice addresses the
prevention of harm by creating an ac-
tive process for individuals and the
A community's responsibility does
not center solely on individual cases,
but rather a broader context address-
ing quality-of-life issues and creating

a community-building effect.
Neighborhoods -and communities
still have the ability to find common
* The NAB Program has been ac-
tive within Gilchrist County for two
years, and has been successful in
making a difference in many youth
that have participated.
The Board volunteers to hear
cases referred to the program and as-
signs sanctions appropriate for the
. They work many volunteer hours
and have an especially hard job, but
are all amazing people.
Anyone interested in learning more
about the NAB Program and Teen
Court can contact Janice Wasson at
(352) 463-3453.


Approximately 12 years ago when I first decided to seek this
office the encouragement and support of my family, 'friends,
and you the citizens was overwhelming.
Now as I prepare to enter my 4th term in office, I am truly
blessed and thankful for the opportunity I have been given to
serve my fellow citizens. This would not have been possible
without the help and support of the Clerk's staff. Because of
their dedication, knowledge, and expertise in the many areas
of our responsibility, they continue to make my job easier and
the clerk's office more efficient.
Our goal is to continue improving our services to all citizens
through personal services, technology, and innovations.

Thank you,
Joe Gilliam

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Gilchrist County. I am asking for your vote and support on
November 4th, 2008. I am running with No Party Affiliation
(NPA). I made the decision to run with no party affiliation
because I believe the Shqriff should be a non partisan race,
just like school board and judge.

I have not changed parties to run NPA. I am still a registered
voter with the same party as when I registered to vote at 18.
Running NPA is intended to demonstrate that I am, and will
be, dedicated to fair and impartial enforcement of the laws.
The enforcement of these laws should be done without preju-
dice, preference, or predisposition for any outcome.

I am asking for your vote on November 4th to give me the
opportunity to make the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office an
agency you can be proud of and sleep well at night knowing
there are professional, caring, and fair law enforcement
officers working to protect us and our way of life.



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John's Comments
By: John M. Ayers

Our family and some friends gath-
ered on Independence Day at the
mouth of the Suwannee River to en-
joy the holiday weekend, spend time
with one another, and enjoy good
food. Few people would begin a meal
by eating boiled peanuts before they
would pick and choose the pieces of
Frog More Stew, or Low Country
Boil. Over the years this has become
an Independence Day tradition for
our family and friends that stop by
the camp at Suwannee.
Friday was a beautiful day and
from the looks of it, hundreds of
people from around the North Cen-
tral Florida area enjoyed the river and
the fireworks along the coastal areas.
Stanley Akins and I boiled peanuts
as we watched what appeared to be
hundreds of boaters heading down

the Suwannee River to the Gulf of
Mexico. Many of these folks were
headed to the scallop grass flats be-
yond the Horseshoe Beach Channel.
We kept on discussing, you sure can't
tell from here that gas prices are over
$4.50 a gallon on the river.
On Monday I talked to several'
people that reported the scallops in
the Horseshoe Beach to Rocky Creek
area were plentiful. We didn't take
the time to go with friends on Satur-
day to enjoy the outing, but if I had
the opportunity again, I would drive
back to Trenton to get my snorkeling
gear just to have the chance to swim
the beautiful grassy flats and search
for the tasty scallops.
We still hope to have the oppor-
tunity to go and search for scallops

Now arAd 7A e

By Carrie A. Mizell

With a bright smile, they have
knocked on your door, shaken your
hand and asked for your vote on
Election Day. With the Aug. 26 Pri-
mary Election looming in the not
so distant future, can you honestly
say you know which candidates you
would vote for if you were asked to
cast a ballot today?
Next week the Gilchrist County
Journal will begin running profiles of
each candidate seeking office in the
2008 election in an effort to help you,
the voters, select the most qualified
candidate for the job.
For over 78 years the Gilchrist
County Journal's policy regarding
elections has not changed, we never
endorse candidates for office. The ed-
itor and newspaper staff believe that
it is the newspaper's job to inform
citizens of each candidate's qualifica-
tions, so that citizens might make the
decision of who they believe is the
right candidate for the office.
Questionnaires were mailed out
to every candidate on Tuesday, June
24. Questions for county commission
candidates ranged from the impact of
Amendment 1 on Gilchrist County to
future water bottling plants. Among

other things, tax collector candidates
were asked their opinion on expand-
ing 'office hours and providing driv-
er's license services. Candidates for
school board were asked about the
possibility of new facilities and their
opinion on vocational programs be-
ing offered in Gilchrist County. Sher-
iff candidates were asked to identify
their priorities be it reducing drugs
on our street, having a thorough
crime investigations staff, provid-
ing a quick response to 911 calls or
providing equal service to all munici-
palities within the county.
Candidates were asked to respond
to the questions honestly and resub-
mit their questionnaires to the Journal
by Tuesday, July 8. The responses we
received from candidates shed a great
deal of light on not only their politi-
cal views and plans for the future of
Gilchrist County, but overall their
responses showed they really have a
heart for the citizens who choose to
call this county home.
It is my hope that in the com-
ing weeks you will read about each
candidate seeking office, ask ques-
tions, yourself and rhake an informed
choice on Election Day.

John Hance O'Steen camp meeting
The J6hn Hance O'Steen #770, Sons of Confederate Veterans monthly
camp meeting will be on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Bell Com-
munity Center on Main Street in Bell.
The meeting topic will be a discussion of the issues that will come up at the
national reunion in Concord, North Carolina.
The meeting is open to all who are interested in the War Between the
For more information call Camp Commander, Clement Lindsey at (352)
472-0047 or Adjutant, Archie Matthews at (386) 462-3016.

Date High Low High Low High
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Tue 2.680 ft. 2.072 ft. 3.599 ft. 0.061 ft.
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Jul 16, 08 2:33 AM 7:26 AM 12:57 PM 8:40 PM
First Quarter: 7/10 12:36 AM Apogee: 7/14 12:00 AM

Name: "Mr. Walt" Rode
Lives: In Trenton since 1997
Originally: From Ft. Lauderdale
Family: Wife of 51 years, Co-
ralene; four children; two grand-
children and four great-grandchil-
Retired: From the Broward Coun-
ty Engineering Department after
28 years of work as a civil engi-
Works: As the school cross-
ing guard at Trenton Elementary
School. I volunteered as the cross-
ing guard for four of five years be-
fore they started paying me mini-
mum wage for insurance reasons.
Now I've been on the payroll for
three and a half years.
I just love: Mrs. Ledvina, she is a
wonderful principal. When a child
needs help with clothes, a haircut
or lunch money I try to see to it
that they don't have to do without
and when Christmas comes I try to
see that they have a happy one.
All my life: I've worked with
kids. Even when I was in school
I helped coach little league. As a
Shriner, I have flown to Cincinnati
with many children who have been
burned so badly you would think
they would never walk again.
One time: A 7-year-old little boy at
Trenton Elementary asked me if I
would please be his daddy because
he didn't have one. I told him that


USDA Commodity
Distribution set for
July 12
There will be a USDA food distri-
bution for all residents of Gilchrist
County on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at
the Trenton City Hall from 10 to 11
Call 433-2710 for more informa-

Lottery Numbers
July 2
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $6 million
5-Digit Winners:
60 at $4,982.50
4-Digit Winners
3,329 at $73
3-Digit Winners:
73,278 at $4.50.
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

July 5
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $9 million
5-Digit Winners:
74 at $5,129.50
4-Digit Winners:
4,165 at $7.4
3-Digit Winners:
85,904 at $5
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

Was Jesus Exclusive?
(Kent Heaton)

As Jesus prepared His disciples for His death, He
wanted to give them the assurance that while He was
"going away" they would not be left alone. In this
discourse of John 14, Thomas says to Jesus, "'Lord, we
do not know where You are going, and how can we
know the way?' Jesus said to Him, 'I am the way, the
truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through Me. If you had known Me, you would have
known My Father also'" (John 14:5-7a). It would not
have seemed as important then as this passage has
become through the revealing of God's will to man in the
preceding generations.
The ground work for the kingdom of God was clearly
laid by the Son of God. Entrance into the blessings of
God was limited; so much so that entrance into salvation
was exclusive. When we think of something as being
"exclusive" we realize there is a sense of preventing
participation in a certain thing. An exclusive club is one
that allows certain people to be a part of the club; an
exclusive interview is allowing only a finite opportunity
to question an individual. Jesus made salvation exclusive.
If men are to seek the way to God, to understand the
truth of God and find life in the blessings of God; Jesus is
the only way exclusive. Jesus said He was the way and
offered no other avenues to the Father. "And,there is
salvation in no one else; for there is no other name
under heaven that has been given among men by which
we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). He affirmed that truth
would only come through Him. "If indeed you have
heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is
in Jesus" (Ephesians 4:21). Life eternal would only be
granted through His life. "And the testimony is this, that
/ ______

God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son"
(1 John 5:11).
The exclusive nature of Jesus statement is that no one
can come to the Father except through Him. Jesus is the
only one who can call Jehovah God "Father" in the
manner he did. "No one has seen God at any time; the
only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He
has explained Him .... And the Father who sent Me, He
has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at
any time nor seen His form" (John 1:18; 5:37). No man
has seen the Father. The exclusive nature of salvation is
that only through the Son of God can man find salvation
in God. Jesus alone has seen the Father."
Gamaliel spoke of men who rose up to draw men to
themselves but came to no avail (Acts 5:34-39). His
admonition was to let the apostles alone for if their work
was of God it cannot be overthrown. Many men have
risen up in the generations since time began to declare
they have the path to God but only one exclusive only
one is the avenue to God: JESUS CHRIST. There is only
one avenue to the Father and that excludes Buddha,
Mohammed, Luther, Joseph Smith, the Pope, you and me
and any other man that thinks himself to be something.
There is only one way to Heaven and that is through the
avenues laid down by Jesus Christ. There is only one truth
and that truth is found in the Bible alone (excluding the
Koran and Book of Mormon, etc). There is only one life
that can be received in eternity and that is .through the
blood of Jesus Christ (John 6:53,54). Is God exclusive?
He always has been (Exodus 20:1-6; Matthew 22:37; 1
John 5:1-5). His Son is exclusive (Matthew 7:21-23).,
There is only one way (Ephesians 4:1-6).

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

K~ L$h

I couldn't be his daddy, but I could
be like a granddaddy to him.
Actively involved: As youth di-
rector at the Arch Apple Church
at Otter Springs. Every week I
cook supper for 12 to 15 youth
who gather for a praise time, Bible
study and swimming. The Jack-
sons have let us use the canteen for.
our Bible study time each week.
Favorite food: Barbecue and ribs
Favorite book: The Holy Bible
Favorite movie: Any old John
Wayne movie ... I just loved him
to death.
In the fall: Despite recent health
problems, I plan to go back out as
the crossing guard in August when
school starts back. I'll be there ...
I'm on my way to recovery!

'ilcbrist Countp
Letters to the Editor
The Gilchrist County Journal
welcomes Letters to the Editor; but
the newspaper's policy requires
the writer's signature, a telephone
number and town of residence be
included on each letter.
Letters should reflect opinions
on current issues.
The Gilchrist County Journal re-
serves the right to reject any mate-
rial which the editor does not deem
appropriate for this publication.
Letters to the Editor must be
submitted to the newspaper office
before 5 p.m. on Mondays prior to

By Cindy Jo Ayers

This morning as I sat on my pew
of nearly thirty years at FBC (First
Baptist Church) Trenton it dawned
on me that I was the last of our mini
church family. This mini family en-
compassed three pews on the right
side of the center section about 8
rows from the front. Yes, we Baptist
can be particular about our pews.
Now I can't say that I have ever been
upset when someone new sat in my
spot. For many years my late Uncle
Rufus Beauchamp sat at the end of
our pew. He self appointed himself
the official pew saver. Uncle Rufus
accomplished this feat by being a full
30 minutes early to church each and
every Sunday. He was in fact so seri-
ous that his children made a donation
to the church to have our pew named
in his and his wife, Aunt Elizabeth's
honor. Our pew wears a nameplate to
this day with their names engraved
upon it.
In my mind's eye I can still see
his old time worn hand resting upon
the oak pew just in front of us as we
stood to sing. If for some reason we
did not attend church on Sunday we
could bank on a call from him want-
ing to know who was sick. He didn't
take kindly to us playing hooky from
I remember years ago the McIntyre.
family sat on the pew just in front of
ours. I can still see little wiggly Luke
McIntyre each Sunday turning around
and giving us a great big freckled
face smile that stretched from ear to
ear. Luke also provided quite a lot of
entertainment as he squirmed some
throughout a lengthy sermon. But
sadly little Luke passed away some
years ago during a boating accident
on the Suwannee River.
The pew directly behind ours was

filled by the late Marion Mikell and
Mrs. Kathleen Williams. Through the
years we heard many a report on Ms.
Marion and Mr. Odell spending time
at their river place with their daugh-
ter Dale Marie. Then Mrs. Kathleen
would chime in with some news of
her son Harry Glen's family up in
Our pew was packed with fam-
ily back in those days. Uncle Rufus,
Aunt Elizabeth and their daughters
Juanita and Doris, and in the early
years Ralph sat on the pew with John
and I. When our children, Carrie
and J. came along Aunt Elizabeth
couldn't wait to get her hands on the
newest baby each Sunday. All the
while Mrs. Marion and Mrs. Kath-
leen were making pleasant comments
from just behind us. Sadly all. our
family have all passed on with except
Juanita who faithfully attends when
she is in town.
So through the past few years the
original crew have all gone on except
Mrs. Kathleen and I. So we just natu-
rally gravitated together and began
sitting beside each other.
As her eyesight began to slip many
Sunday she would lean over and ask,
"Who is that up there singing?" Once
I told her she would always without
fail say, "I thought that is who it was."
Mrs. Kathleen was a great witness to
us all as she attended church without
fail until the last few months. No kid-
ding, I would wake up on Sunday
morning and drag myself to church
and Mrs. Kathleen would be sitting
up there on our pew waiting for me
just as perky as can be. Along about
her 90th birthday I began to wonder,
just how much longer she would be
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Public Apology
To whom I may have offended in my last article I, Travis Willis,, would like to apologize to the city of Trenton and;
anybody who may. have misinterpreted what I meant from my letter. I have received many calls and personal greet-
ings from people who support what I wrote, and only one call of disapproval, but have heard there have been many
offended. Sometimes I might not make my point in the right context. I want the city of Trenton to know that I was
not trying to slander the city, but made it seem that way. I will own up to that mistake and saylI am sorry. In better
words I should have said, let's show how much good character this community has. I moved here because the city
is the way it is and the people are the way they are, good people. I have family that has been here for 15 years and
I love it here. By no means am I trying to become public enemy #1 or discriminate against "good ole boys," farmers,
or the Future Farmers of America. I do understand that produce does not come from the grocery store. Fanning is
the backbone of Amnerica. If it was not for the farmers what would we have to eat? Not just produce but poultry,
meats, dairy the list goes on. I like to tell the audiences at my stunt shows to find something they enjoy doing in life
and make a career out of it. Then you will never work a day in your life. Why? Because you love what you do.
There are many young people out there who enjoy farming and I encourage them to follow that career path because
it is what they like to do, the same thing for skateboarding.
Before I start on that I would like to thank Ms. Mizell for bringing to my attention the recent problem from skate-
boarding. I was not aware of what some of these kids did after the fact of trying to defend them. They have been
at all the city meetings representing themselves as not doing things like that. And I was standing behind them, but
when I sat down with Chief Smith and had a long conversation with him in regards to the issues, I was given some
more facts. As I was taught there are always two sides to a story. I have been putting my time and effort into helping
the kids and found out that some are going against what they say and are trying to accomplish. In regards to last
week's letter from the Cornwall's, I have put my money where my mouth is. I presented the city with a proposal to
try and accommodate these kids. I have already spent time and money as well as getting heavy equipment donated,
labor, and materials donated for specific skateboarding ramps and rails that were of professional grade. I was asking
for permission to start rebuilding the old skateboarding area or take into consideration the idea of building some-
thing new that would not be a nuisance to anyone. From what I understand the skateboarding area at the park was
the old basketball court. The courts were moved due to the same problem, noise and profanity. Since the new courts
have been built Chief Smith says there has not been any complaints. Why not do the same? I would be more than
happy to work with Mr. & Mrs. Cornwell on their ideas of a youth center. That is a terrific idea. Now in regards to
Mr. Crawford, yes I have heard of the Duke Brothers, which by the way are fictional characters and are constantly
running from the law, however I DO care. That was an awesome "TV" series and Daisy sure was good looking. I
respect the fact of what you "good ole boys" do to have fun. But I have also heard stories even of "mud boggers"
trespassing on private property to get to a good mud hole. You cannot say it has not happened however fortunately
for you guys there are some places you are allowed to go and enjoy getting dirty. I would love to go sometime
myself, but what about the skateboarders? The only issue I have with your comment was the one reading "if these
kids would get a job they wouldn't have time to worry about skateboarding," they are kids, most are not old enough
to get a job. As for the rest of your points I could not agree more. Responsibility and character will get you further.

Now for The Skateboarders of Trenton, you need to listen to me!
Skateboarding is a positive influence on many kids and communities across America. The skateboarding law the
city is following is a State law. However the city is the one who governs that law. I have been putting in my part
and now it is yours! But being defiant, disrespectful to authority, and breaking rules is not helping the skateboarding
image in the city, especially when most of you, yourselves, have been putting your time into trying to get a safe and
fun place to skate. I am disappointed in these particular skateboarders for doing this. I have even talked with some
of you about building some obstacles at my house. But yet some of you still go on private property when you know
you shouldn't. And this is not helping the skateboarders that have not been breaking the rules. One of you needs to
step up to the plate and do something about it. Set an example and don't let someone else ruin what you are working
towards. To get respect you must first give respect. And some of you are not doing that. You are damaging the
reputation of extreme sports along with skateboarding by doing this. And the professional skateboarding commu-
nity will stand behind me when I say that. Also getting a trespassing warrant will give you a criminal offense that
will permanently be on your record, for life. And that is not what you want. Be creative with what you have at the
time and do not damage your own reputation or other people's property. Show Respect, Get Respect.
To extend my apologies I would like to offer the city of Trenton a free Freestyle Motocross Exhibition for any
event or benefit they might have to help the people in the community, in hopes of opening peoples' eyes to both
sides, to illustrate how important it is as a community to understand each other and be respectful. Ultimately, I
would like to see a skateboarder learning to ride a bull and a FFA member trying a kick flip. Why not? We are all
equal and should be friendly towards each other. Life is too enjoyable to be negative and unhappy about any
situation. Find the good in every scenario and make the best of it. Please call with any comments.
Travis Willis Trenton
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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harris
Kristi Pearce and Richard Harris were married on Friday, June 20, 2008
at 5 o'clock in the afternoon in a garden ceremony held at the home of the
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Harris in Old Town.
A reception for family and friends followed the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Dee Dee and Mike Gunnison of Trenton.
The couple will reside in Cross City. f

David .4.1. Hl-;c~~r andBonnije E. R75

3ase- S se,^ to- wed
Bonnie E. Bass of Newberry and David A.J. Houser of Newberry are happy
to announce their upcoming wedding on September 13, 2008.
Bonnie is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy G. Bass of Newberry and the late
Mr. Bo Bass. Bonnie is a graduate of Oak Hall School and the University of
Florida and is self-employed.
David is the son of Mrs. Nina Deming of Gainesville and Mr. David Hous-
er of Newberry. David is a graduate of Newberry High School and is self-

Raymond D. "Ray"

School Board Member District 2

Vote For Performance Not Politics
When you apply for a position you have to give
references. The following are my references.
These are people I served with during my 16
years on the School Board.
Superintendents Ray Thomas, Carl Williams
and Don Thomas.
School Board Members Carol Hyde, Wood-
row Smith, Ronnie Smith, Casey Carlisle, Roy
Wilson, Gary Rexroat, James Vickers and Craig
There were also several teachers & staff and
my Pastor Jake Cravey.
I did not clear this with anyone, but I will
accept their opinions.
I want this position because I am well qualified
and because I sincerely care about our Schools.
Political advertisement paid and approved by
Raymond D."Ray" Hutchinson for School Board Member District 2

Mr. and Mrs.. Kyle Fowler

HA k andc 5owle, wed
Kristina Lynn Marsh, the daughter of Stephan Marsh of Gainesville and
the late Kathryn Frankenberg, and Kyle Sebastian Fowler, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald Fowler of High Springs, were married on April 26, 2008 at
5 p.m.
The ceremony took place at the Ivy House Gardens in Alachua and was
performed by Clint Pancake. The bride was given in marriage by her fa-
ther. The bride's maid of honor was Sara Fagerburg, of Buffalo, New York,
a cousin of the groom. Her bridesmaid was Amie Mizell of Gainesville, a
friend of the bride.
The groom's best man was his friend, Allen Seba of Orlando, and grooms-
man was his cousin Brent Fagerburg of Buffalo, New York.
The reception was held at the Alachua Woman's Club.
The bride is a graduate of Buchholz High School and attended SFCC; she
is currently employed at Publix.
The groom is a graduate of Oak Hall School and attended SFCC and is cur-
rently employed at Winn Dixie.
The couple will reside in Bonaire, Georgia.

Happy Birthday wishes to: Bill Deen, Kirby Davis, Mellissa Elmore, John
Ridley, Madison Calkin, Caleb Smith and Jaterria Johnson on July 10; T.J.
Brock, Mary Prescott, Wilbur Bush, and Kayli York on July 11; Gladys Hill-
iard, Darlene Bass, Sleatha Gore, Jason Surrency, Haylee Delancey, Pam
Quincey, and Wyatt James Fletcher on July 12; Alicia Leggett Mounts, Kim
Ploch, and Lyle Parrott on July 13; Beth Busby, Kyle Bivens, Pat Williams,
Terry Owens, Vicki Lawrence, and Fern Beckelheimer on July 14; Timothy
Durden, Michael Landers, Dale Thigpen, Jr., Kathy Weaver, Damon Leggett,
Scott Elmore, Heidi Gunnels, Katrina James, and Angela Bergsma on July
15; Sandra Hilliard, Dana Osteen, Kieran Cannon, Brittany McElroy,.Ashley
Fudge, Kelsie Parrott, Richard Connatser, Jr., and Scott Wiggins on July 16.
Happ Aniyersary wies to: Mr. andiMrs. Gilbert Caltoge on July'14;.
Patti an illy dree on Jy 13; Ar. and Mrs. Doug Harri'sjf, ianid MN.: 'id
,a ,r M'Mrs: Jim Surrency on July 15; Mr.,and Mrs. Gray Smith on July 16.



in Gilchrist


Roger Lee Harmelink, 2/28/1953,
and Judith B. Franz, 4/9/1947, both
of Bell, were married on 6/30/2008
in Trenton by Cynthia A. Chadwick,
notary public.
Christopher Brian Finley,
1/23/1985, and Wendy Kay Barr,
2/13/1983, both of Old Town were
married on June 29, 2008 in Old
Town by Shalene Eddy, notary pub-
ShaunEugene Graham, 11/29/1987,
and Joni Ann Dison, 3/15/1986, both
of Alexander City, Alabama, were
married on 7/2/08 in Trenton by Deb-
orah Craft, notary public.

Storm season

holds risks for

Florida seniors
By Judy Thames
The 2008 hurricane season has
started. Thankfully, we had two com-
paratively quiet hurricane seasons
in 2006 and 2007. We all needed a
break after the nightmares of 2004
and 2005. Eight named storms left
more than $33 billion in damage.
Some Floridians worry that their fel-
low residents are becoming compla-
cent again. After all, we're too busy
to prepare, right? Wrong. Mother Na-
ture won't care about our busy sched-
ules when she sends the next major
storm onto our shores. Getting ready
for hurricane season must remain a
priority. To ease this annual chore,
AARP Florida has prepared a short
list of useful tips for Floridians 50-
plus. Review your insurance policy.
Defend your home against hurricane
winds. Prepare hurricane evacuation
and return kits. Evacuate-the smart
way. Plan what to do with pets. Con-
sider an electrical generator for emer-
gency power. Document your home
and possessions. Recognize that
while you cope very well in normal
conditions, your health may suffer if
you lose air conditioning, fresh wa-
ter, sewage service, elevator service
or other services. If you think you
may need assistance after a storm,
please register with your local special
needs shelter.
For information call 1-800-96-
ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

Ira Mikell and Amanda Songer
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Songer of Christiansburg, Virginia are pleased to
announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ms.
Amanda Taylor Songer to Mr. Benjamin Ira Mikell.
Ira is the son of Clifton and Zelda Mikell of Bell. Ira is the grandson of
Mrs. Juanita Roberts and the late Mr. Leon Roberts. He is also the grandson,
of Mrs. Louise Mikell and the late Mr. Edsel Mikell.
Amanda is the granddaughter of Mrs. Margaret Taylor and the late Mr,
Sherman Taylor. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mar-i
shall Songer.
Ira graduated from Trenton High School, Florida College, and St. Leo Uni-
versity. He is currently employed by the Mayo Free Press as a reporter for
their weekly newspaper.
Amanda graduated from Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg.
Virginia. This year she graduated from Florida Community-College at Jack-
sonville-with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
The couple's wedding will be held on August 9, 2008 at the Clarion Inn in

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More Reasons to Elect Billy Smith

the Next Gilchrist County Sheriff

Some of the duties and
responsibilities that I handle
as the City of Trenton Chief
of Police:

* Create Police budgets and negotiate
with municipal officials for
appropriation of funds
* Actively participate in community
relations, routine patrol and routine
* Directly coordinate and administer
daily police activities
* Implement and enforce Operational
* Successfully manage the
department, while staying within
departmental budgets
* Homicide Investigations
* Robbery Investigations
* Property Crime Investigations
* Crimes against the Elderly
* Crimes against Children
* Work with Narcotics Task Forces
* Directly command and supervise
undercover narcotics operations

I have over 18 years of Law En-
forcement and Administrative

2003 Present
Trenton Police Department
Chief of Police

1998 2003
Coleman Department of Public Safety
Director of Public Safety (Chief of
Police / Fire Chief)

1997 1998
Wildwood Police Department
Police Officer

1992 1995
Coleman Department Of Public Safety
Director of Public Safety (Chief of
Police / Fire Chief)

1991'- 1992
Coleman Department of Public Safety
Police Officer / Firefighter

1990 1990
Lady Lake Police Department
Police Officer

1989 .- 1990
Sumter County Sheriff's Department
Correction Deputy

1989 1989
Florida Department of Corrections
Corrections Officer

1988 1989
Sumter County Sheriff's Department
Correction Deputy

Please allow me the opportunity to
serve as your Sheriff by voting for me
in the Primary Election on August 26,
2008. Please visit my web site at
www.BillySmithforSheriff.com to be
more informed about my qualifications
and experience.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Billy Smith, Republican, for Sheriff


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008 -

Page Four


Emily Jewel Hendricks
Emily Jewel Hendricks
celebrating her

first birthday

Emily Jewel Hendricks will be cel-
ebrating her first birthday on July 14,
2008. She is the daughter of Matthew
and Jennifer Hendricks of Trenton.
Emmy is the sister of Jacob and Dan-
iel Hendricks.
Maternal grandparents are Keith
and Becky Williams of Chiefland.
Maternal great-grandmother is Al-
berta Lynn ,of Pace. Paternal grand-

Fanning Springs
The Fanning Springs Chamber
of Commerce enjoyed a nice lun-
cheon meeting this past month at
Huckleberry Bar-B-Que in Fanning
; Reverend Kent Zimmerman start-
e.d us off with the invocation and
President Becky Sanford brought
everyone up to date on happenings
of the Chamber. Haven Hospice of
the Tri Counties will host our next
meeting at their conference room in
'hiefland. We will have a light lunch
as we gather b ol Wednesday, July

parents are the late Dan I
and Lucy Hendricks of Tren
Maternal great-aunt is
Williams of Cross City who
be celebrating a birthday on
special day.
Happy first birthday to m

16th at noon. Dana Weinf
talk about how Haven Ho1
been such an asset to our c
ties with their compassion
those in need.
Welcome to Chompers I
cated on Highway 19 in
Springs as our newest
Member. Chompers has a
in area as well as the drive
serves breakfast, lunch an
They are a "Quick Serve Re
with a varied menu and cai
most anything you want. St
enjoy, you'll be glad you di<
Our Chamber is working
Water Wilderness and all of
chambers in the Tri Count
bring the 3rd Annual Touri
mit meeting on August 26
Summit will be held at the Pi


Baptist Church on CR 339 again this
year. Invitations are being mailed to
our businesses to encourage everyone
to attend this informative gathering.
The event gets underway at 9 a.m.
and is free to everyone. Pre-registra-
tion is advised so we will have an es-
timate on attendees, as lunch will be
served. Contacting Donna Creamer
at 463-3467 can reserve display ta-
bles, if you wish to display informa-
tion about your business.
Plans for the 20th anniversary of
the Festival of Lights and Christmas
Boat Parade are already underway.
Some contacts have been made and
inquiries are coming in as people are
making their schedule for the year.
We are looking forward to a wonder-
ful celebration.
Remember Wednesday July 16th
is our next meeting at Haven Hospice
in Chiefland with a light lunch being

Merchant Marine
A question has again arisen as a re-
sult of the Memorial Courtyard pro-
gram which is currently underway.
The question has to do with Merchant
Marine service. Let me clear this up.
The Merchant Marines is not a
branch of military service. Merchant
.Marines provided valuable service to
our nation in a wartime period. Mer-
chant Marines worked for America
during the war and served on civil-
lendricks ian contracted vessels authorized by
aton. the War Department during that time
Patricia frame. Their service during World
will also War II has been' recognized by the
iEmmy's Secretary of Defense pursuant to
I Public Law 95-202. That law pre-
iy darling scribes eligibility criteria for verifica-
tion of military service.
Love, Simply put, the period of armed
Aunt Pat conflict is identified as December 7,
1941 to August 15, 1945. Military
urter will service of a Merchant Marine is iden-
spice has tified as a veteran who was employed
sommuni- by the War Shipping Administration
te care of or Office of Defense Transportation
or their agents as a merchant sea-
Diner lo- man documented by the US Coast
Fanning Guard or Department of Commerce
ChFanningmber (Merchant Mariner's Document/Cer-
small eat tificate of Service), or as a civil ser-
-thru and vant employed by US Army Trans-
d dinner, an port Service (later redesigned US
staurant" Army Transportation Corps, Water
auran division) or the Naval Transportation
n prepare Service, and meet honorable docu-
op in and mented service.
d! Mariners who meet this service
with Pure should have already submitted an
the other application for military documented
y area to service and received a DD 214, Re--
6th. The port of Separation of Military Ser-
ne Grove vice, which documents their service
as military service.

Thank you! .

Thank you!*


Many adults who grew up in 4-H
in North Florida have fond memo-.
ries of spending a summer week as
a youth at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake
in Madison County.
Last week 31 Gilchrist County
4-H'ers joined 4-H'ers from Di-
xie, Union, Hamilton, Lafayette
and Suwannee counties at Camp
Cherry Lake.
The 4-H'er of the Week was the
youngest camper at Cherry Lake
last week. Savannah Harding
is eight years old and a member
of Gator Country 4-H Club. Al-
though she's young, Savannah has
already participated in several 4-H
projects including sewing, poul-
try, citizenship and she helped her,
brother Dakota with his garden
Savannah has three older broth-
ers and although she knows how
to handle all those boys, she is all

girl. Savannah loves to dress in cute
clothes and loves make-up. Savannah
had a fantastic time at Camp Cherry
Lake. The first day of camp Savan-
nah lost her front tooth and saved it to
take home and put under her pillow
for the Tooth Fairy. Savannah said
her favorite activities at camp were
archery, canoeing, the huge slip and
slide, swimming in the lake and rid-
ing on the pontoon boat, the dance,
and the marshmallow wars.
For the marshmallow wars, the
campers were assigned to different
color teams. Each team had marsh-
mallows soaked in their color of
washable paint and then they threw
the paint-soaked marshmallows at
each other. Savannah said it was so.
much fun and the paint washed right
off! Savannah said the only thing
she disliked about camp was leaving
to go home, and'she can't wait to go
back next year.

Savannah Harding
Savannah is planning on rais-
ing a hog in the upcoming 4 -H
year, loves horses, is active in her
church and also plays softball and
Congratulations, Savannah, on
being 4-H'er of the week!

Happy Anniversary
James and Reva Wilson 57 years
James W. and Reva L. Wilson of
Trenton, formerly from Kentucky,
were married on June 1, 1951 in
Cheyenne, Wyoming.
You all are the best that any child
could ask for. You both are the unity
of our families. We are so proud to
call you our Dad and Mom.
From your three children, Debo-
rah, James, and Yvonne; and two fos-
ter children, Vincent and Sandra of
Oregon; along with eight grandchil-
dren, numerous great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren. We. all
love you,
Deborah, James and Yvonne, Vin-
cent and Sandra

Veterans who have not done so
need to submit their documented
Merchant Marine service .for verifi-
cation to obtain a DD 214 for credit
of military service. Persons who have
questions or require assistance should.
contact their local Veterans Service
Office for assistance.
Major L. Stroupe
Veterans Service Officer
Gilchrist County

American Sewing
Guild Meeting
The American Sewing Guild will
hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 15,
'2008 at 10 an.ii. at the'Suwannee Val-
ley Quilt Shop.
We will be making a pretty quilted
glasses case. Quilt your own fabric
or use pre-quilted fabric.
Lunch at the cafe within the quilt
shop is available and many of the
group stay for this special treat.
Hope to see you at the meeting.

American Legion
Auxiliary Post 91
The American Legion Auxiliary
Post #91 will hold its monthly meet-
ing on July 10, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. La-

dies please attend.
For more information call 4

A an3k yOuWAssembly of Fine
l Artists
Assembly of Fine Artists will n
S, from 10 a.m. to noon on July












, Sincerely,

* Connie D. Sanchez


















2008 at Capital City Bank on 2012
N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland (Hwy.
19/98) in the conference room.

Reva and James Wilson

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Gilchrist County Sheriff

"Solutions *** Not Politics"

If elected my mission as sheriff will be to provide a safe community,
the highest utmost professional and highest degree of proactive law
enforcement, committed to the prevention of crime and the
protection of all constitutional rights of the citizens of Gilchrist

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. I look
forward to meeting all the citizens I can throughout my campaign.
www. rouxforsheriff. corn
(386) 623-0987
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Gilchrist County Education Foundation

awards $100,000 in scholarships

The Gilchrist County Education Foundation presented $100,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors
from Trenton \ liddle-High School and Bell High School in 2008. Seniors from TMHS who received Edu-
cation Foundation Scholarships are pictured above.

New law for temporary temporary tag is stolen off a vehicle, Leeper Selected as
license plates the owner needs to report it to the po- FLEPIOA "PIO of the
licenseplartmentlice immediately.
The Department of Highway Safe- "The new law related to tempo- Year"
ty and Motor Vehicles now has en- rary license plates is a great tool for Florida Highway Patrol Lieuten-
hanced capability to further protect law enforcement officers. A stolen ant Bill Leeper was selected as the
new vehicle owners and law enforce- temporary tag can be used to mask a recipient of the "PIO of the Year"
ment officers. vehicle used for illicit purposes. The award for 2008 by the Florida Law
The new law, effective July 1, re- new electronic system will give of- Enforcement Public Information
quires all temporary tags to be dis- ficers and troopers the ability to re- Officers Association (FLEPIOA).
played on the rear of the vehicle in trieve the registrant's information in The award was presented at the an-
the proper license plate bracket. Ve- real time from the temporary tag. In nual FLEPIOA Training Conference
hide owners and dealers should not 'the past, if a temporary tag was run, held in St. Augustine last week. The
place the temporary tag in the rear the officer would only be given infor- award was presented by FLEPIOA
window. Affixing the tag in the prop- mation as to where the vehicle was' President Keith Kameg, PIO for
er location allows for quick and easy purchased," said the Director of the Gainesville Police Department and
identification, which will benefit law Florida Highway Patrol Colonel John Vice-President Carrie Rodgers, PIO
enforcement officers during routine Czemis. for Polk County Sheriff's Office.
stops. Improper display could result The Department advises drivers to Lieutenant Leeper's daily service
in a non-moving violation, keep the paperwork related to the pur- to the media in northeast Florida as
The information for the temporary chase of the vehicle someplace safe FHP's spokesperson, his safety edu-
tag will be assigned to the person inside the vehicle until their metal cation efforts, and his community
registering the vehicle, just like a permanent plate arrives. This allows involvement and civic duties as the
permanent metal'plate. The Depart- quick and easy proof of purchase to* former two-term mayor of Feman-
ment will maintain the information in show law enforcement. dina Beach made him stand out from
its secure database. Therefore, if a the' other deserving police PIOs rep-

Trenton High School
Class of 1978
, The Trenton High School class of
1978 will hold their 30-year reunion
on Saturday, July 12th, 2008 from
2 p.m. until ? at D. Ray Harrison's
river house at Hart Springs.
Bring a lawn chair and a covered
dish. Meat will be prbvided...
RSVP to Chris Loid (Copeland)
at <352) 498-5841, Peggy Keeling
(Bush) at (352) 463-7549, Pete Da-
vis at (352) 463-3996, Lucy Swil-
ley at (352) 463-2219 or Randy
Layfield at (352) 463-7298.

reunion on July 12
The Pridgeon Reunion
will be held on Saturday. July
12th at Hart Springs Pavilioh B.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
The family matriarch 'Ruth
Churchwell will be our guest of
hono; she will be celebrating her
94th Birthday. '
Friends and family are invited to

The annual Bass/Stringer re-

resenting local, state, and Federal law
enforcement agencies throughout
Florida. Lieutenant beeper is also
responsible for the creation of sev-
eral traffic safety campaigns and ini-
tiatives including programs targeting
distracted drivers, youth alcohol, and
elderly drivers. He has also been rec-
ognized as a leader in Florida seatbelt
and child restraint efforts.
Lieutenant Leeper has been a Flor-
ida Siate Trooper for over 31 years
and has spent the past 14 years as the

union will be held on Saturday, Jul
19, 2008 at the 4th District Commu
nity Center just west of Branford o
U.S. 27. -
Doors will open at approximately
10:30 a.m. until. Dress casual, brin
a covered dish.. Buffet style lunc
served at noon. "
Please be sure to, bring any phc
tos and mementos you care to share
Copier will be available for copies.
For further info or directions
please call Linda at (386) 454-201
or Cher at (386) 935-0559 or ce
(386) 209-1559.

y ing a short meeting at 12:30 p.m. I
- AIrive early and stay late., Meetj
n new family members, remember thel
old days, and make new memories
y for the future. Bring your pictures,,
g stories; 'etci.to share and help make
h this reunion a-blessing for everyone
. that attends.
- '
.. ... ,...I- ^. .
s, AkinsFamily '
8 The Akins 26th annual retinio'
r will be held'on Satid ;y Jyx 1I
2008 at the Suwanneev S
Club on Hny; 26 between nt

nd Fanning Spriigs al 1 n ,onV
Nettles, Parrish and wi eat. al, p.m. 'Bring a covere
'Polk Families' dsh. .
The annual Nettles, Parrish and
Polk reunion will be held on Sundpy, .
July 20th, 2008 at the Hart Springs Poley H9rne \
Park, Pavilion A, in Bell.
Lunch will be at. 12:30 p.m.. so reu. .on
bring your favorite covered dish. The Poley Home reunion will be
Come early and stay late. All paper held on Sunday, August 3,'2008 at,
goods will be provided. the Levy Coupty Quilt Museum.."
If anyone has any. questions please SJ. Hlall.will be ntertainiing.i
call Patti at (352) 871-3960 or Elaine 'bring your guitars, fiddles, and.
at (352) 472-2443... food. .
_ C"all 493-2801 for more i.tf'ma-
I, ,.-t -, .
42nd Philman family "
and friends reunion Planning af mily
Please make plans to attend the aiIg,,ii ; -
42nd Philman family and friends re- renio?
union on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Announce your plans for a fam
Hart Springs, pavilion A and B. ily or high,.school reuon iRn the
Bring your favorite dish along with Gilchrist.Conty J rna t6 let fam-
all the trimmings,drinks,,ice, etc. to
share, Lunch will be served follow- ily, members and lQhg-fqrggtten
share. Lunch will be served follow- classmates know! Call 463-7135.
..- .

Public Affairs Officer for the nine-
county area of northeast Florida that
comprises Troop "G", which serves
Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Fla-
gler, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns, and
Union counties. "His reputation
among the media, his peers, other
agencies, and the public speaks vol-
umes about his talents and profes-
sionalism" said Major Grady Carrick,
Troop "G" Commander. The Florida
Law Enforcement Public Informa-
tion Officers Association (FLEPIOA)

is a non-profit organization made up
of public information officers from
public safety agencies. The goil
of the association is to advance the
skill level of public information of.
ficers so they can, better serve thq
public and the professions involved
in public safety. Membership is
limited to public information off!-
cers, full or part-time, who work for
public safety agencies, corrections,
fire/rescue, and other criminal jus-
tice system components in the state
of Florida.

Saint Leo University

Trenton Office

Registration begins July 14th
Business Administration
On Site Classes 15 weeks (Aug 25-Dec 5)
MGT 301 Principles of Management
MGT 331 Human Resource Management

On Line Classes 8 weeks (Aug 18-Oct 11 or Oct 20-Dec 12
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II
ACC 203 Financial Accounting Cycle
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 303 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 304 Government and Not-For-Profit
ACC 331 Cost Accounting
ACC 401 Advanced Accounting
ACC 411 -Auditing
ACC 412 Advanced Auditing
ACC 421 Individual Federal Income Tax
ACC 422 Corporate Federal Income Tax
GBA 231 Business Law I
GBA 321 Essential Business Skills
GBA 334 Applied Decision Making
GBA 335 Administrative and Personnel Law
GBA 440 International Business
GBA 498 Strategic Management ..
MGT 301 Principles of Management
MGT 320 Entrepreneurship I
MGT 325 Finance for Mangers
MGT 327 Management Information Systems
SMGT 331 Management of Human Resources
MGT 350 Entrepreneurship II
MGT 412 Organizational Behavior
MGT 430 Business, Government and Society
MGT 441 Labor Relations
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
MKT 308 Personal Selling
MKT 324 Marketing Research
MKT 383 Consumer Behavior
MKT 498 Marketing Policies '
COM 140 Business Computer Skills
MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics
Pill 328 Business Ethics

Schedule of Clas

Fall 2008

CRMI 225 Criminal Investigation
CRM 230 Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
CRM 300 The Death Penalty
3) CRM 321 Substantive Criminal Law
CRM 322 Law of Criminal Procedure
CRM 330 Organized Crime
CRM 331 White Collar Crime
CRM 332 Terrorism
CRM 333 Violent Crime
CRM 341 History and Science of Criminal Investigat
CRM 342 Evidence Collection Preservation
CRM 343 Bodily Fluids As Evidence
CRM 344 Scientific Writing & Courtroom Testimony
CRM 350 Criminal Justice Ethics
CRM 361 Legal Issues in Counter-Terrorism
CRM 363 Exploitable Weakness Terrorist Organizati
CRAI 365 Local Response to Terrorism
CRM 370 Juvenile Justice
CRM 419 Police Organization & Administration
CRM 422 Law Enforcement Systems
CRM 426 Theories of Criminal Behavior
CRM 430 Correctional Systems
S CRM 499 Senior Seminar in Criminology

Elementary Education
On Site Classes 15 weeks (Aug 25-Dec 5)
EDU 320/1 Practicum I & Seminar.
EDU 330 Mathematics in Elementary School
EDU 332 Language Arts in Elementary School
EDU 334 Reading Foundations
EDU 319 PE in the Elem. Classroom

ses4 WN 1.1th.Street-
.. ., TrentonFL 32693
', 352-463-8541

SPSY Psycholca1l sts, -'. -
PSY 322- Physiol al Psychology. '. ,.
P SY 325- Dvelo6pmienal .Psyology -. -
-PSY 327 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 330 Forensic Psychology
"PSY 331 Iint'rviewing and Cutnseling Skills:
:PSY 335 Psychology-of Gender - -
P'SY 33.6-'Military Psychology
PSY 338 Industrial and Organizational'Psychology
ion PSY 412 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 422 Psychology of Learning
PSY 423 -'Edtcatio.nal Psychology ,., :- '...
S PSY 427'- Personality Theory .. ... .'
'PSY 431 Childhood Disorders
PSY 432 Psychology of Motivation
ons PSY 433 Sensation and Perception
PSY 499 History and Systems of Psychology

General Education- -
On Site Classes 15 weeks (Aug 25-Dec 5)
REL 401 The Catholic Tradition .

On Line Classes 8. weeks (Aug 18-0 De j3
REL 401 The Catholic Tradition, ,,
COM 130 PC Applications "

Course Costs:
Saint Leo onsite $330 (withFRAG). '
FSU onsite $375 .-
',UF onsite $379 7'* '..

On Line Classes 8 weeks (Aug 18-Oct 11 or Oct 20-Dec
EDU 222 Teaching Diverse Populations
EDU 226 Human Growth and Dev elopment
EDU 228 Educational Technology
EDU 304 Human Exceptionalities. ..
EDU337 Children's Literature 7 .::
EDU 425 Educational Management & Organization .
EDU 427 Educational Assessment I
EDU 428 Educational Governance, History and Philosoplh

Criminal Justice
On Site Classes 15 weeks (Aug 25-Dec 5) Psychology
CRM 225 Criminal Investigation On Site Classes 15 weeks (Aug 25-Dec 5)
CRM 350 Criminal Justice Ethics -.. .. -PSY 331 Interviewing & Counseling Skills

On Line Classes 8 weeks (Aug 18-Oct 11 or Oct 20-Dec 13) -On Line Classes 8 weeks (Aug 18-Oct 11 or Oct
POL 123 introduction to Law and the Legal System PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology
SSC 328 Drugs. Society & Human Behavior PSY 205 Research Methods I
CRM 220 -Survey of Criminal Justice PSY 228 Social Psychology .
CRM 222 Intro to Homeland Defense PSY 305 Research Methods II

N Reunions
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Page Seven

13 students complete CFCC Levy CNA class

Front row from left: Kirstie Williams, Vickie Matthews, Teresa Drawdy, Joni Kelly and Ullanda Washing-
ton. Second row: Instructor Shirley Fusco, R.N., Leann Head, Elizabeth Koltz, J'Amy Sanford and Rachel
Barrentine. Third row: Stacy McDowell, Dora Elaine Cox, Ariel Glanton and Lishia Davis.

Central Florida Community Col-
lege recognized 13 students who com-
pleted the Certified Nursing Assistant
program at the CFCC Levy Center on
Wednesday, June 11.
Receiving Certificates of Comple-
tion were Rachel Barrentine, Dora
Elaine Cox, Lishia Davis, Teresa
Drawdy, Ariel Glanton, Leann Head,
Joni Kelly, Elizabeth Koltz, Vickie
Matthews, Stacy McDowell, J'Amy
Sanford, Ullanda Washington and
Kirstie Williams. Receiving recogni-
tion for perfect attendance were Eliz-

abeth Koltz, Kirstie Williams, Teresa
Drawdy, Vickie Matthews and Joni
The CNA program prepares stu-
dents to work in the health care field
as nursing assistants and to take and
pass the Florida Certified Nursing
Assistant exam. The program con-
sists of 80 hours of classroom and lab
training as well as 40 hours of clini-
cal experience in a local health care
facility. The students attended Ayres
Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Trenton for their clinical experience.

All classes, except clinical train-
ing, are held at the Levy Center, 114
Rodgers Blvd., in Chiefland. A high
school diploma or GED is not re-
In addition to the CNA course, the
Levy Center offers a variety of other
courses including college credit, adult
education (GED), noncredit continu-
ing education, and adult high school.
Several courses are offered online.
For additional information, visit the
Levy Center, call 352-493-9533, or
go to www.CF.edu.

The Florida Department of Health urges safety
measures for body art procedures
The Florida Department of Health All minors under age 18 must have lowing steps.
(DOH) urges the public to stay in- a written, notarized consent form Before getting a body piercing,
formed about health and safety risks signed by a parent or legal guard- check the following: A current DOH
ihat may be associated with body ian before a shop can legally pierce license should be displayed. The
piercing or tattoos and steps to re- them. Minors younger than 16 must piercer should have a certificate of
duce these risks. As the popularity have a parent or legal guardian with training. The piercer should wash'
of piercing and tattooing continues them in addition to the notarized con- hands and wear a mask and gloves.
to grow among persons of all ages, sent form. The needle should be sterile and for
DOH recommends that Floridians There are approximately 600 tattoo one-time use. The jewelry should
check with their family doctor first to studios in Florida. These shops are be sterilized. All instruments should
be sure there is nothing in their per- not required to have a state license, be sterilized. Aftercare instructions
sonal medical records to discourage However, under Florida law, they should be provided in writing.
the procedure. must work under the general super- Before getting a tattoo, check the
There are approximately 400 body vision of a Florida licensed M.D., following: The shop should have
piercing salons in Florida. These sa- Doctor" of Osteopathic Medicine proof of supervision by a medical
lons are required to obtain a license (D.O.), or dentist. General supervi- doctor or dentist. The tattooist should
J from the Department of Health. This sion means that the doctor or dentist wash hands and wear gloves. The
*requirement does not apply to busi- inspects equipment and procedures needle should be sterile and for one-
,nesses that provide ear piercing only, and provides training to the tattooist. time use. All ink containers should be
such as those in Florida malls. Before As with body piercing, a minor must for one-time use. Aftercare instruc-
a salon can open for business, the lo- have notarized consent from a parent tions should be provided in writing.
Scale county health department (CHD) or legal guardian before a tattoo can DOH promotes, protects and im-
Aconducts a thorough health and safety be applied, proves the health of all people in
.inspection. When the CHD has de- Because both of these procedures. Florida. To learn more about body
-termined that-a salon can operate in a break through the skin, there is a risk piercing, visit the. .DO. H %ebitt4 ai
safe manner, a licpene is issued. Li- %.f getting a commonly known blood w .doh.state.tl.us/environment/
censess must be renewed every year to infection, including HIV, HBV, HCV community/body-piercing/index.
Remain valid. A current license must or MRSA. Individuals purchasing a html. For more information about
Jbe displayed in an area where it can piercing or tattoo can greatly reduce tattooing, visit www.doh.state.fl.us/
:be readily seen by customers. the risk of infection through the fol- Environment/community/Tattoo/in-
o dex.html.

1 What's A Home Without Termites? Concrete Block Construction!

352-949-1450 (Mobile)

I "Our Standard is our Competitor's Upgrades!"

FWC allows
commercial mullet
harvest on weekends
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) ap-
proved a rule that will allow the com-
mercial harvest of striped or black
mullet on weekends. This rule was
approved at the FWC public meeting
in Dania Beach on Thursday.
The commercial harvest of mullet
has been prohibited on weekends dur-
ing certain months of the year since
1989 to help protect mullet .when
they spawn. A recent FWC stock as-
sessment indicates that mullet popu-
lations are now healthy enough state-
wide to safely sustain commercial
mullet harvesting on weekends.
"This rule will give commercial
fishermen more time to fish and sup-
ply fresh mullet to local markets
without adversely affecting Florida's
mullet population," said FWC Chair-
man Rodney Barreto.
This rule takes effect on July 13.

Nature Coast Eye
Care still open for
Nature Coast EyeCare Institute in
Perry is still here for you. Dr. Shugar
may not be herephysically, but he is
still here in the hearts of his devot-
ed staff. Our philosophy is still the
same, treat'each patient as if he or
she were a family member, providing

Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Healthy Start Services

Gilchrist County

Remembers When...

June of 1976 Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roberts celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary at their home in Trenton.

the highest quality in state-of-the-art
of medicine.
Dr. Tiffany Torrans, OD who has
worked closely with Dr. Shugar for
the past four years, continues to pro-
vide care for his patients five days a
week. Nature Coast is proud to an-
nounce that we have several board
certified ophthalmologists/surgeons

who have joined our practice. Our
new team of physicians are here for
all your cataract, LASIK, glaucoma
and diabetic eye care needs. We are
accepting new patients, come join
our family.
Please give our office a call to
schedule an appointment .at (850)
584-8677 or (800) 870-6001.

For Sheriff
01 Christ County

One question that has been asked the most by citizens during my
campaign has been about budget experience. I have had the privilege of
working on budgets during my career in law enforcement. The budget
process is a very difficult and important process of the Sheriff. There are
different budgets that the Sheriff must properly prepare for the upcoming
year. Each budget must be broken down into line items and appropriately
justified for the expenditure. One of the ways the Sheriff's Office could
enhance Gilchrist County's law enforcement resources with little or no
expense to taxpayers is.to cooperate with neighboring counties as well as
state'&td federal agtie's.

Most of the Sheriff's budget is funded by the General Revenue budget
of the county. It can be a difficult process for the Board of County
Commissioners and Constitutional Officers to work together to best
spend taxpayer's dollars. Over the past several years, it appears, that there
have been issues pertaining to the Sheriff's budget. One of my missions
if elected Sheriff will be to create a partnership between the Sheriff's
Office and the Board of County Commissioners in order to best serve the
citizens of Gilchrist County.

My mission, if elected Sheriff, will be to provide the highest
level of professional law enforcement service to all of the citizens
of Gilchrist County, and to create safe communities, by building
partnerships that work to prevent crime.
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The FAITHH bus to
visit Bell July 17
The FAITHH. bus will make their
monthly visit to the area on July 17th.
It will be at the clubhouse next to the
old train depot/city hall in Bell at
9:30 a.m.
This effort is a Christian outreach
to our brothers and sisters experienc-
ing hardship in the tough times we're
going through. The effort is support-
ed by Catholic Charities, Gainesville
Remember: No creed, no deed, the
only criteria is need.

Bell Church of God to
host Gospel concert
The Bell Church of God would like
to invite you to attend a Gospel con-
cert on Sunday, July 13, 2008 begin-
ning at 10:45 a.m. The featured group
will. be New Day.
Everyone is invited to at attend.
The church is .located at 5320 North
US 129 in Bell. For more information
please call (386) 935-2006.

Cal W odan Caf Sgn
(32 6373

Rev. Keith McConnell, wife Sherry, Jairus and Emily.

First Baptist Church Trenton

welcomes new pastor

The members of First Baptist
Church of Trenton are pleased to
announce that they have a new pas-
tor. Rev. Keith McConnell and wife,
Sherry, son, Jairus, 13, and daughter,
Emily 8, recently moved to Trenton
from Bristol, Tennessee.
Rev. ,McConnell has been in the
ministry for over 16 years serving in
various roles from Youth Pastor to the
Associate Pastor. He graduated from
Andersonville Theological Seminary

Trenton Community Nazarene Church

(2 miles west of traffic light on 5R-26)

10:50 a.m. Sunday Worshi Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday Wors ip Service

-+)-1057 Pastor Merle Goodrich

Three nights of Bible

Three nights of Bible

study for the entire family

Classes for all ages.
The theme of this year's Vacation
Bible School is "Walking in Son Light".
In addition to Bible studies and lesson N
related activities for the kids there will
be puppet shows to help the younger
kids understand the lessons. CR 340
Activities start at 7:00 PM and run to I

8:30 PM each night with registration on
Wednesday July 16th at 6:30. For more
information or to register online visit us
on the web atl

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4330NE C 340 Hih Spings FL 264

in Camilla, Georgia with a Bachelor
of Theology degree and Summa Cum
Laude honors.
The church family would like to
extend a warm welcome to everyone
and invite them to attend the ser-
vices which are held on Sunday be-
ginning with Sunday School at 9:45
a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 11,
a.m. and Sunday Evening Worship at
6 p.m. The Wednesday Services are
Youth Worship 6:30 p.m., Children's
Summer Program at 6:45 p.m. and
Prayers Meeting at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church is located at
118 NE Second Street, Trenton.
If you need further information
please call 352-463-2038.

Tomorrow is perhaps the busiest
day in every week. Mark Twain once
said, "Never put off until tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomor-
row." I'm pretty sure he had going
to the dentist, balancing his check-
book, or maybe starting a new diet in
mind. All of these seem like really
good ideas... to do tomorrow. De-
fined as the habitual and intentional
act of delaying doing or completing
a responsibility, procrastination has
been called opportunity's assassin. If
, we are honest, most of us recognize it
as a bad habit that adds unnecessary
stress to our lives.
One of the earliest recorded occur-
rences of procrastination in the Bible
is in the book of Exodus. Moses is
having yet another meeting with
Egypt's Pharaoh about letting God's
people go, and has the added lever-
age of the plague of frogs for .moti-
vation. He tells Pharaoh, "I leave to
you the honor of setting the time for
me to pray for you and your officials
and your people that you and your
houses may be rid of the frogs..."
Pharaoh's answer? "Tomorrow."
(Exodus 8:9-10) No rhyme or reason
to that, unless he had a plan for frog
legs for supper...lots of them. Why
else would you keep a house full of
frogs around longer than absolutely
necessary? Procrastination.. .let's
just not deal with it today.
In all seriousness, procrastination
is one of the most effective weapons
against experiencing success and liv-
ing as an overcomee" of our strug-
gles. It harms us by making sure that
opportunities on the, job and involv-
ing our education are lost because
we.miss deadlines and are labeled as
undependable. Unfinished projects,
broken promises and lack of growth
result in seriously damaged relation-
ships. Procrastination even takes a
toll on our health: ignore that symp-
'tom or avoid a check-up long enough
and there could be trouble. What are
you "putting off', and what could
it possibly cost you? Proverbs 27:1
brings a healthy perspective:
"Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may
bring forth."
When we procrastinate, we are
"boasting" that we have the right to

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SS$UNDAY *SCHOOL ...........;;.....M...........-945 SAM,f
MORNING' :WORSHIP '................;
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
Evening Worship....................... 6:00 PM T
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

II www.priscillaatbtll.org

a tomorrow, (a tomorrow without it's
own set of struggles) and the truth
is, we may not. We also are giving
ourselves an excuse not to deal with
things that are causing harm today.
Problem is, the longer we leave it,
the more damage it will cause. Last,
but not least, we are developing a bad
habit that can become a way of life.
Hebrews 3:7-8 gives us the cure:
"Today, if you hear his voice, do not
harden your hearts..." "Hear" in this
passage implies more than just listen-
ing....it means to attend to; to consider
what is or has been said. "Harden" in
the original Greek actually translates
"to become stubborn." In the south,
we might say it like this, "Don't be so
hard-headed, for cryin' out loud, and
tend to what needs tending!" Let's
not put off till tomorrow what really
needs to be tended to today, for there
is much to lose, and our hearts.. .well,
they really do matter.
Blessings, Angie

Gospel Concert
and Convention
to be held in Bell
on Saturday,
July 12
The Tenth Annual Gospel Post
Convention and Fan Awards will be
held on Saturday, July 12 in Bell at
the Iris Roberts Auditorium.
The gospel music concert will be-
gin at 6 p.m. and last until 10 p.m.
This concert is free to the public. Such
groups as The. Celebration Singer,
Psalm 101, One Heart, One Reason,
The Singing Reflectsons, Southland,
Descendants of the Cross, Stephen
Jones, new City Trio, His Four Min-
istries, Rushing Wind, The Yeomans,
Great Day, Mercy Mountain Boys,
Sun State Quartet, Hope Street, Vic-
tory Song, and Shirley Bradner will
be at the event.
For more information please call

Heart Matters

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
.. ,Awana Program-, Wed. 6;30 p.m.
o 7070.. A dM,, reon, FL 3 z,93'
Pastor: Jake Crav6y 3
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028
bethelit@bellsouth.net www.backtobethel.org

We Welcome You To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 326,19
(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 Worship ................;.......... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services: ,
AWANA 6:15pm, Youth "JAM" night .& Adult Bible Study... 7 pm
Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbin
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
"Committed to Reaching People for Christ"

4t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 t
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Music Director
Sunday: Sunday School/Bible Study..........................9:15 AM
Morning Worship.................................................... 10:30 AM
(Children's Church During Morning Service)
Evening Worship Service................................................6:00 PM
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting, Youth............................. 7:00 PM
AW ANA.............................................. ....................... 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services -

T irst Bapt ist C urpch

Welcomes You!
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Corner of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Wednesday Nights:
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM

Call 463-2038 for more information

Check out the
new look of Social
home page
By Ann Magwood- Ward
Social Security's homepage has a
brand new look. In June, we launched
a new home page at www.socialsecu-
rity.gov. The new look is more wel-
coming and user-friendly. It follows
the standard for design principles in
the industry by reducing clutter, im-
proving navigation, making better
use of graphics, reducing the need to
scroll down, and by prioritizing items
on the page.
The new page focuses on the pri-
mary reasons people contact Social
Security. We put those items in the
center of our new home page. The
three main topics are: Filing for re-
tirement benefits; applying for dis-
ability benefits; and requesting a So-
cial Security card.
In addition, major program topics
run along the top of the page -re-
tirement, survivors, disability, sup-
plemental security income (SSI), and
Medicare. The left side of the home
page answers "What you can do on-
line." And that's where you're also
linked to your Social Security Earn-
ings Statement, forms and publica-
tions, and more.
On the right side of the page, you'll
be able to search the site, get answers
to frequently asked questions, and
find information for specific groups
or organizations on the web site. So-
cial Security news is 'also included on
our home page.
While the look of our home page
has changed, the web addresses have
not. Favorite sites that you and other
frequent visitors have bookmarked
will not change.If you haven't recent-
ly been to www.socialsecurity.gov,
you'll be surprised at all the things
you can do. There's something there
for everyone. You can save yourself a
trip to an office by using the website.
There you can apply for retirement
or disability benefits. You also can
find out which documents you need
to bring into our offices if you need a
replacement Social Security card.

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Pack your gear, prepare to set sail, and discover how to live God's unshakeable
truth on Outrigger Island.
It's Vacation Bible School time at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and our Island guides are busy
planning your experience on Outrigger Island: Living God's Unshakeable Truth. During VBS 2008,
wave riders will know, speak, and live God's truth-aloha style. Based on Psalm 86:11, Outrigger Island
is more than a tropical paradise, it's the place where kids will develop the stability they need to face a
world of shifting sands and waivering opinions.
In this one-week adventure children will hear Bible stories, make cool crafts, warm up to motivating
music, and play games at Recreation Reef.
The adventure starts Sunday, July 13th and ends Thursday, July 17th. Following our week of fun will
be a Hawaiian Luau on Friday, July 18. Each night will start with dinner at 6:00p.m. and end at
9:00p.m. with a time of sharing.
Ages birth adults.

For additional information, contact Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at
S (386) 454-2161 or visit us on-line at mphighsprings.com

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
14105 NW 298th Street High Springs, FL 32643
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Left to right: Trisha Depew, Evelyn Mathis, and Reta Scott.

Florida 4-H volunteer forum
The Florida 4-H Volunteer Associ- handles questions from volunteers,
ation held its annual volunteer forum parents and 4-H'ers. Thank you very
at Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid much for all your time and hard work
June 20-22, 2008. Volunteers attend- over the last 29 plus years.
ed workshops about leather crafting, Trisha Depew, Reporter
basic sewing, healthy foods, rockets, Florida 4-H
flat termari, robotics, all about bugs, Volunteer Association
country critters, marine science-
sharks, let's go fishing, mini-eco sys-
tem, military pillows and awards and The Governor's
On Saturday night the awards for summer program at
Volunteer and Staff Member of Ex- p o r a
'cellence were given out. This year's LCCC
'winners were two from North Central by John Rowe,
Florida that do a lot for the youth in Lake City Community College
the Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County professor of biological science
area. Lake City Community College
Mrs. Thelma Thompson, from (LCCC) has been awarded a Gover-
Bell, received the Volunteer Member nor's Grant for 2008. The college
&of Excellence Award. She is active was one of four colleges and univer-
;throughout the state with rabbits, sites throughout the state selected to
poultry and cavies. She is an active receive a Governor's Grant for this
,4-H leader in Gilchrist County and is year. The awarding of this grant is
.the superintendent for the poultry and competitive among the community
rabbitt shows at the Suwannee River colleges and universities located in
,Youth Livestock Show and Sale. the same region, and the purpose of
Mrs. Thompson is also on the rabbit the grant is to provide college credit
committeee at the Florida State Fair in to qualified high school students.
,Tampa. She was unable to attend the This year marks the third year in a
,orum because she was judging the row that LCCC has been awarded
State 4-H Rabbit Show. Thank you, this prestigious scholarship by the
Mrs. Thelma, for all your time and governor.
hard work with our youth. LCCC is providing an advanced
The Staff Member of Excellence anatomy and physiology course of
:Award was presented to Mrs. Evelyn study to 25 qualified 10-12 graders
fMathisofLev County4-HExtension from the five-county district served
!Office. She has worked with 4-H for by LCCC. Those counties are Bak-
29 plus years. Mrs. Evelyn is a major er, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and
behind the scenes force in maintain- Union. This course of study will take
Ing an outstanding 4-H program in place from July 7-31 lasting six hours
"Levy County. She helps with day- each day. Participants will earn four
to-day office management, County dual enrollment college credits with
Events, District Events, Camp Cher- no charge.forbooks, transportation,
ry Lake Sumer Camp and Sunme or tuition.,Ad4itionally, the earned
IDay Camps in Bronson.' Sheis a 4- credits ill transfer to any state cot-
fountain of knowledge. She alsp, ,lege or university in Florida. The

program is being taught by two doc-
tors, Dr. Juan Guzman, a specialist
in obstetrics and gynecology, and
Dr. John Rowe, a maxillofacial sur-
geon. Anecdotal experiences will be
interjected into the presentation of
the material which will demonstrate
the application of the essence of the
knowledge that the student is learning
to everyday problems experienced in
a health care setting.
Students will be taught utilizing re-
sources unavailable in local second-
ary schools. These resources include
a human cadaver, ultrasound tech-
nology, state of the art physiological
measuring and monitoring equip-
ment, and patient simulators. During
the program the students will partici-
pate in brown bag discussions during
lunch which will include ethics in
science and medicine and careers in
the biological sciences. The morn-
ing sessions will include lectures
concerning anatomical structures and
their relationship to the physiological
processesses carriedout in them. The
lectures will demonstrate the struc-
tures found in the textbook on models
as well as through videos of the pro-
cesses which will demonstrate how
their structural form relates to their
function. The afternoon sessions
will be laboratory periods in which
the material covered in the lecture
will be brought to life through physi-
ological monitoring, cadaver presen-
tations and dissections and through
patient simulators and sonography.
The students will be able to experi-
ence hands-on practice with the most
recent medical technology.
This course of study will be an in-
tense test of the student's ability to
evaluate anatomic and physiologic
concepts and apply them to real life
situations. They will be asked to
study their text books and then to
make the manuscript's pages breathe
by applying their knowledge to ana-
tomical models, to the actual human
body, and to human simulators. Dur-
ing these sessions the students- will
be presented with actual case studies,
and they will be asked to explain the
physiology associated with the case
and to render a diagnosis concerning
the disease state being depicted.
LCCC has invited some of the
brightest young minds in the commu-
nity along with their school mentors
to test their ability to discover scien-
tific facts and principles and then to
utilize that knowledge to interpret
real life situations. The college's
staff welcomes these students, and
the instructional team is excited to
host such a talented group of young
people from our community.
Rowe and Guzman are professors
of biological science at Lake City
Community College. They can be
reached via e-mail at rowej@lakec-
'tyOg du aid 'guzmanjJ}akepcyc,
ad, respectively, or by calling (386)
7 nd 9! ..

L heth q Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
is a complete primary medical
and urgent care service provider.

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

* Most Insurance Accepted

A A Complete Primary Care ,

* Sliding Scale Fees

Well Baby Exams .


Family Planning

Minor Trauma


Chiropractic Care

Diagnostic X-Rays

I o Minor Surgical Proceedures
Diagnostic Laboratory

Hearing & Vision Testing
0l ADD/ADHD Evaluation

Massage Therapy (Trenton Office)

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SVL 10U Runners Up at

Small State Tournament

SVL 1OU Runners Up at Small State Tournament. Front Row: Clay Hutto, Andrew Harrell, Aaron
Brown, Dawson Stone, Dakota Hodge, Evan Wilson. Middle Row:: Dakota Horlocker, Michael Smith,
Brooks Parrish, Nathan Johnson, Samuel Whitley, Brooks Martin. Back Row: Coach Mitch'Harrell, Coach
Jerry Brown, Manager Terry Parrish.

Oelrich wants
legislature to
support expanded
oil exploration
Senator Steve Oelrich (R Cross
Creek) announced today his inten-
tions to file legislation for the 2009
session to encourage the United
States Congress to explore increased
domestic drilling for oil and natural
gas. The legislation will encourage
Congress to immediately lift drilling
regulations in the Gulf of Mexico, the
Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific -Ocean,
the Artic National Wildlife Refuge,
as well as other identified sources of
oil deposits.
"We must lessen our dependency
on foreign oil" said Oelrich. "We
have billions of barrels of oil right
here at our finger tips; instead we
are paying over $4 per gallon to the
Middle East and other regions of the
world. Enough is enough, my constit-
uents and all Floridians are ready for
oil and ga prices to combe back down
to a praccalevel,
This lesation willi'bfied as
a Senate Memorial to the United
States Congress. Once the Memo-
rial is passed it will be distributed
to the members. of the Florida Con-
gressional Delegation, the Speaker of
the House, the President of the Sen-
ate, and the President of the United
"Florida can and must take the
lead on urging Congress to act now"
commented Oelrich. "If the Florida
Legislature shows its commitment
by passing this Memorial it will send
a strong message to the rest of the
country, as well as the world that we
must begin to use our own sources of
oil and natural gas."

rolling in
the facts

Steady Income
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Billy Smith for Sheriff

Meet & Greet

You Are Invited!

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Friday, July 25, 2008
Trenton Community Center
5:00p.m. 8:00p.m.

Food & Live Music!
Please Come Join Me & Discover
Why I Should Be Your New Sheriff!!
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Billy Smith, Republican, for Sheriff

July Clearance Sale

20% 50% FF

in our Giftware Department
(Excludes Books, Candy and Webkinz)

We now carry Gooseberry Patch cookbooks,
Ann Clark cookie cutters, adult and children's aprons.
Save Money this Summer!
Cook and eat at home with the family.

&ed i- uq ?Au wu. Yacy" & SLftL of #Aentan
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Hwy. 129 -Trenton (352) 463-2240


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Growing citrus in the
Tri-County area
Citrus will grow well if they are
protected during the winter in North
Cold tolerant varieties include Sat-
suma and Ponkin (Chinese Honey),
tangerines, Orlando and Minneola
(Honeybell, tangelos, and kum-
Cold weather care: Plants can be
covered with a winter frost blanket.
Soil can be blanketed up to bottom
limbs before the first freeze and re-
moved around March 1. No fertilizer
after August 15th in North Florida.
White Christmas tree lights wound
around the branches will help when
lighted. When plants are affected by
a freeze, leaf drop can be expected.

Army Capt. Isaac L.
Henderson graduates
from Ranger School
Army Capt. Isaac L. Henderson
has graduated from the U.S. Army
Ranger School at Fort Benning, Co-
lumbus, Georgia with authorization
to wear the distinctive Ranger Tab. A
graduate of the Ranger Course is the
epitome of the U.S. infantryman.
During the 61-day course, the
Ranger proved that he could success-
fully accomplish all required tasks
during the three phases of training.
The course is designed to assess
and develop military skills, physical
and mental endurance, stamina, and
confidence of the soldier to success-
fully accomplish small unit combat
missions. The training is tough, rug-
ged, strenuous, and realistic, and is
conducted in three terrains, wooded,
mountainous, and jungle-swamp.
The soldier is trained to withstand the
stresses of combat and overcome all
obstacles to accomplish the mission
under any circumstance or situation.
The Ranger is trained to properly
sustain himself and his subordinates,
and maintain equipment under diffi-
cult field conditions during simulated
combat operations; develop combat
functional skills for planning and
conducting ground, airmobile, air-
borne, and waterborne patrolling and
survival operatiumon)m i 'o-1
Henderson, an exectftite offices, j
assigned to the 4th Ranger Training
Battalion, Fort Benning. The cap-
tain has served in the military for six
He is the son of Lena Henderson,
and grandson of Allie M. Malone,
both of Chiefland.
His wife, Julie, is the daughter of
Buck and Betty Ryals of Bella St.,
Boise, Idaho.

Never prune trees until new growth
starts back in later spring.
When fertilizing, use citrus fertil-
izer with minor elements. Fertilize
beginning March 1 every six weeks.
Trees need to be kept dormant during
winter months.
When planting, pick a spot with 50
percent or more sun and well drained,
away from the cold north and west
winds. Plants should have a good
moisture level with watering about
every five days. Don't overwater be-
cause citrus must aerate. There are
few pests that affect citrus. Most can
be controlled by using an oil spray
with malathion.
Timely Gardening Tips are. brought
to you by Leonard Allen of Allen's
Nursery, Hwy. 55 A, Old Town, 542-
7284 or 356-0288.

In 1995, Henderson graduated from
Chiefland High School, and received
an associate degree in 1997 from
Kemper Military College, Boonville,
Mo. He earned a bachelor's degree
in 2001 from Boise State University.

Chiefland FFA Alumni
hosting saltwater
fishing tournament
The Chiefland FFAAlumni is host-
ing its first saltwater fishing tourna-
ment on August 9, 2008.
Registration will take place the eve-
ning of August 8th with a Captain's
Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland
High School Agriculture Building.
Rules and guidelines will be covered
and any questions answered as well
as door prizes being awarded.
Participants will be able to fish
wherever they prefer with weigh-in
being held back at the agriculture
building from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Sat-
There will be a $100 entry fee for
each, two-person ,boat and $25 for
each additional participant.
Prizes will be awarded in the fol-
lowing categories: Largest Red-
fish ($300), Largest Speckled Trout
($300) and Most Overall Weight
combining the first two categories
($500) All prizes will be based on a
t o person linmt and must adhere to
_-ta te '1 a w < ." *'* '' .. "- '-
Entry forms are available at the
Chiefland High School office Mon-
day through Thursday from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the
Chiefland FFA.Chapter.
For more information please con-
tact Chiefland High School Ag Build-
ing at (352)-493-6035 or Katie Jones
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A forest in Gilchrist County

becomes a Certified

Stewardship Forest

On June 30th Greg Marshall and
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efforts for managing their land under
the Florida Stewardship Program.
The Quina's own 40 acres in northern
Gilchrist County and have. been in
the Stewardship Program since 2000.
When the Quina's purchased the
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and they have been trying to convert
the area into a longleaf forest using
a variety of management techniques.
With their hard work and dedication
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their goals.
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is a voluntary program that has been
assisting private forest landowners in
the management of their forest. and
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The program is directed towards
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property. Documentation of active
management which may reduce tax
liability. A quarterly newsletter with
information on forest management,
workshops and landowner tours.
Recognition for their efforts with a
Stewardship sign and plaque for their
property. Enjoyment for the entire
family and for their future genera-
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least 20 acres of forestland who do
not manufacture products or provide
utility services can participate in the
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Ocala Livestock Report

Receipts at the Ocala Livestock
Market on Monday, July 7, 2008
were: this week 520, last week closed
and last year 810.
Slaughter cows and bulls were
steady, feeder steers and heifers were
steady to firm. Supply was light, de-
mand was moderate. Feeder steers
and heifers over 600 lbs 63 percent,
(36 percent steers, 27 percent heif-
ers), over 600 lbs 1 percent, (1 per-
cent steers, percent heifers), slaughter
cows and bulls 30 percent, replace-
ment cows 6 percent.
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80
percent: 1345-1485 (1425) 55.00-
61.00 (57.26).
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 820-1145 (994). 62.00-68.00
(63.56); 1200-1415 (1282) 61.00-
66.00 (63.40).
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 710-795 (767) 54.00-59.00
(56.75); 700-760 (732) 46.00-51.00
(47.81) low dressing; 810-1150
(933) 55.00-61.00 (57.36); 810-995
(868) 47.00-53.00 (49.84) low dress-
ing; 1220-1270 (1245) 55.00-56.00
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1000-1485
(1250) 64.00-69.00 (67.08); 1405
(1405) 75.00 (75.00) high dress-
ing; 1000-1150 (1075) 53.00-60.00
(56.26) low dressing; 1510-1695
(1618) 64.50-70.00 (67.04).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 165-195 (180)
160.00-165.00 (162.29); 205-245
(223) 140.00-155.00 (142.76); 260-
290 (273) 130.00-136.00 (132.83);
300-335 (316) 114.00-118.00
(116.72); 350-395 (372) 106.00-
120.00 (110.95); 410-430 (420)
104.00-106.00 (105.33); 450-495
(473) 94.00-102.00 (97.96); 510-540
(527) 92.00-100.00 (95.41); 570-595
(582) 94.00 (94.00); 610 (610) 94.00-
96.00 (95.00).

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
andLarge 2-3: 200-235(225) 125.00-
136.00 (132.38); 255-285 (273)
114.00-120.00 (116.56); 300-345
(322) 108.00-112.00 (110.21); 350-
395 (369) 96.00-104.00 (100.85);
405-445 (426) 88.00-94.00 (91.25);
450-490 (470) 86.00-90.00 (88.50).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Small
1-2: 215-230 (220) 105.00-114.00
(109.67); 260-290 (276) 90.00-
110.00 (101.15); 300-345 (319)
90.00-104.00 (96.19); 355-395 (385)
84.00-92.00 (87.98); 410-430 (420)
76.00-84.00 (78.60).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 215-245 (232) 108.00-110.00
(109.65); 255-260 (257) 105.00-
110.00 (106.99); 315-345 (326)
96.00-108.00 (99.14); 350-395 (373)
90.00-96.00 (93.71); 405-410 (408)
88.00 (88.00); 455-494 (477) 86.00-
94.00 (89.62); 500-535 (513) 84.00-
88.00 (85.95).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 210-245 (225) 100.00-104.00
(101.45); 260-295 (279) 88.00-98.00
(92.91); 310-340 (329) 84.00-94.00
(90.49); 350-390 (373) 82.00-88.00
(85.20); 410-445 (428) 78.00-80.00
(78.67); 455-495 (473) 80.00-86.00
(83.37); 510 (510) 72.00-76.00
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2: 260-270
(267) 84.00-90.00 (86.02); 330-345
(339) 78.00-84.00 (80.02); 355-370
(363) 70.00-74.00 (71.98).
Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2:
680 (680) 60.00 (60.00) 4-6 months
bred; < 730 (730) 64.00 (64.00) 4-6
months bred; 805-1130 (941) 56.00-
74.00 (63.88) 4-6 months bred.
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 525-610 (563) 425.00-600.00
(533.51); 710-715. (712) 525.00-
575.00 (550.09); 830-935 (870)
650.00-725.00 (691.76).

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time everyone is asking the same $140 per barrel, this column except-
question...will the stock market treat ed. At the same time, the National
us to a summer rally? Summer rally... Association of Realtors has been
heck if the markets would just escape preaching that better times are right
the jaws of the bear chances are most around the comer. And when banks
investors would be waving flags and said the worst of the credit crunch
jumping up and down. Of course that was behind them in January, and then
would be a summer rally. again in April, many were willing to
So what is the likelihood of a sum- believe them. Oh, for shame.
mer rally? Statistically, 71 years Warren Buffett and George So-
of data show July as being the best ros have been vocal about how bad
month for stock prices in terms of the current downturn will be. Now,
percentage gain. Furthermore, the Eli Broad, one of the richest men in
Dow has rallied during 57 of the America, has added his voice, stat-
past 63 summers. Of course, if you. ing that is the worst economic period
subscribe to the theory that the stock of his lifetime. He does not think the
market represents a series of inde- housing market will recover for years
pendent events, then a rally has ex- and sees a sharp rise in unemploy-
actly the same statistical probability ment. Ever wonder how billionaires
as no rally. Nonetheless, many long- became billionaires?
time observers of the stock market The Dow ended last quarter with
are willing to concede that there are an overall ,loss of 912 points, or 7.4
certain seasonal tendencies, percent. It was the third straight quar-
The other side of the coin is that terly decline and the worst second
Wall Street is considered to be a for- quarter since 2002.
ward looking indicator for the econo- Moreover, if earnings matter there
my. In that case you could rightfully is trouble ahead. The current thought
argue that the road ahead may have is that second quarter earnings of
a few potholes. For example, a con- the S&P 500 companies will fall 11
tinuing rise in oil prices could easily percent, led by a 60 percent drop in
upset the apple cart. financial-sector earnings.
Meanwhile, many on Wall Street That aside, it is our old nemesis
are hoping that the market's recent the inflation genie that will determine
decline reflects the third low in what our fate going forward. More specifi-
stock market technicians call a "triple call, the aggressiveness of the Fed's
bottom," a pattern of three lows, to stance on inflation will be a key fac-
be followed by a rally. The S&P 500 tor in market performance over the
index fell below the 1,280 this year next 12 months.
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June. mance is not the key determinant of
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represents the start of a bear market, rising market, there are always prof-
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able to attend.
As the years sped by and she and I
sat alone, the last two of the original
bunch. If I came in kind of late, Mrs.
Kathleen would just laugh and say, "I
was wondering about you." During
the last few years I learned to climb
over her walking cane but she never
was short on smiles. Bless her heart,
how she came to church so regular
at that age I'll never know. But she
didn't like to miss anything and the
truth be told she usually shared a
little information about the church
family each and every Sunday. Im-.
portant stuff like who was in the
hospital, who just came home from
the hospital or who had just gone
on a vacation. She apparently had a
very sophisticated pipeline of infor-
mants who kept Miss Kathleen in the
know. Which of course kept me in the
know. My Sundays will never be the
same without Mis. Kathleen and her
sunny disposition. In fact a couple
of months ago when Mrs. Kathleen
became unable to attend the Sunday
service I vacated our family pew
choosing instead to sit in the back of
the church with some friends.
One thing is for sure it's no fun
being the last of the Mohicans. But
I have to tell you even though I no
longer sit in the same pew I feel so
very blessed to have been surrounded
by such special people for so many
years. You know all in all our church
family is made up of some of the finest
people in the world. The people who .
have shared our pew and church have
impacted my life in so many positive
ways. They have been friends to our
family through thick and thin. They
have loved us without fail.
As I sat once again on THE PEW
Monday morning attending Mrs.
Kathleen's funeral and listened to
Emmanuel Harris sing the verse,
"Beulah Land I'mlonging for you,"
it occurred to me that Mrs. Kathleen .
no longer needs her cane nor is she
longing for anything. She has left
behind a family and a church family
who loved her dearly. What a legacy.'
What a special lady.

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1 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons lemon juice
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1 cup green seedless grapes
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Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, ry bushes. They mowed, used the
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three quilts. Lois put together a quilt caster.
top that will be quilted at home. She We will be having the 4-H sew-
also finished a beautiful Maple Leaf, ing class next week. We teach them
she quilts for a lady from Ocala. Kim to quilt and we always enjoy seeing
brought in a top for show-and-tell. these youth using a needle and thim-
Shirley sent a top, Dresden Plate, ble.
that is red and green and is beautiful. Lunch was great with fried okra,
Joyce Fraser sent a Flower Garden zipper peas, squash casserole, corn
for Ann to quilt. It was a busy day. bread, green beans, baked chicken,
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she had pictures of dolphins, tulips,
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Mr. Daniel Arrington, 56. of
Chiefland passed away on Saturday,
July 5, 2008 in Chiefland.
Mr. Arrington was a meat cutter
and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, T.G. and Mae Arrington; and
a granddaughter, Lanie Hagan.
He is survived by his daughter,
Melissa Hagan; his two sons, Daniel
Arrington and Jeremy Arrington all
of Chiefland; and three grandsons,
Hayden Arrington of Eustis, Wy-
att Hagan and Hyatt Hagan both of
A memorial service for Mr. Ar-
rington will be held on Monday, July
:14, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Watson Funeral
Home Chapel.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Mrs. Agnes Geneva
Mrs. Agnes Geneva Bryant, 93, of
Trenton passed away on July 6, 2008
surrounded by family at Tri-County
Health facilities following an extend-
ed illness.
She was a lifelong resident of
Gilchrist County. She was born on
June 12, 1915 to Thomas Franklin
and Mary Clara Everett Downing.
She was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Cherry Sink Baptist Church of
In addition to her parents she was
preceded in death by her husband,
George Clifton (G.C.) Bryant; and
brothers, Cranford Downing, Vernon
Downing, Marvin Downing, Lonnie
Downing, Ezell Downing, and Har-
old Downing; a sister, Iola Watts; and
her stepmother, Florence Graham
Everett Downing.
Mrs. Bryant is survived by three
children, Thomas (Hazel) Bryant of
Trenton, Joann (Grinnell) Campbell
of Alachua, and Paul (Susan) Bry-
ant of Trenton; six grandchildren,
twelve great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandchild. She is also
survived by three sisters, Marie Paul
and Helen Craft, both of Trenton, and
Mary Ellen Aldrich of Seffner; and
two brothers, Billie Everett of Cross

City, and Samuel Lee Downing of
Funeral services for Mrs. Bry-
ant were held on Wednesday, July
9, 2008 at Cherry Sink Church of
Christ with Brother Danny Roberts
officiating. Burial followed at Bethel
Baptist Church Cemetery. The family
received friends at the funeral home
on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
In lieu of flowers donations may be
made to Haven Hospice of the Tri-
Counties in Chiefland.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Mr. J.E. "Duke"
Clemons, Sr.
Mr. J.E. "Duke" Clemons, Sr. from
High Springs, departed this life on
July 1, 2008 surrounded by family
and friends. He was a man of faith
and devoted to his family.
Duke was born in Sopchoppy on
March 1, 1918 to Henry and Viola
Clemons and moved his family to
High Springs in 1948 when he bought
a farm. He grew row crops, livestock,
and built a large poultry operation. He
was a partner in Santa Fe Feed Mill
and he and his wife were the owner
operators of several businesses in the
area: Spring Hill Poultry Farm, Bell
Dryer and Feed Mill, McAlpin Dryer
and Fertilizer and a egg distribution
warehouse in Miami. Duke served on
the board of directors for the Farm
Credit Association and Production
Credit Services for many years.
He was a member of the High
Springs Church of God and served
faithfully as clerk, teacher, and elder.
He distinguished himself as a leader
in the military, in commerce and in
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He served his country in WWII and
received the Distinguished Service
Medal along with other citations for
his exceptional meritorious service in
the 101 Airborne division. He was as-
signed to the 321 Glider unit and was
dropped into Holland. Later he was
part of the siege at Bastone.
Duke was a very generous man and
one of his frequent quotes was "You
can only keep what you give away."
He lived a life of serve to others
and his memory will be kept forever
by all who had the privilege of know-
ing him.
In addition to his parents, three of
his brothers preceded him in death,
Alphonzo (Al), Leslie (Les), and
Maurice (Pete).
He is survived by his loving wife
of over 60 years, Jacqueline McClain
Clemons (Jackie); and five children,
Patricia A. McKenzie (Joe), Jonathan
E. Clemons, Jr., (Shirley), Catherine
M. Jerkins (Bud), Robert B. Clem-
ons (Wanda), and JoAnn Godsmark
(Wayne). He and Jacqueline had 27
grandchildren and 46 great-grand-
children. He is also survived by a
brother, Norman; and two sisters,
Melba Jean Christenson and Marie
Waggoner from Fort Myers; many
nieces and nephews will fondly re-
member "Uncle Duke."
Memorial services were held at
the High Springs Church of God on
Thursday, July 3, 2008. The family
received friends on Wednesday at the
church. Donations in lieu of flowers
may be made to. Haven Hospice of
North Florida.

Christopher Warren
"Frog" Cooper

Christopher Warren
"Frog" Cooper
Christopher Warren "Frog" Coo-
per, 19, passed away on Saturday,
July 5, 2008 after a tragic shooting
Born in Gainesville on April 29,
1989, Frog lived in Dixie County
his entire life. He graduated from
Dixie County High School in 2008.
He was a member of New Prospect
Baptist Church and the Crane Bay
Hunting Clubi He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and running his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his
paternal grandmother, Elvie New-
man and maternal great-grandfather,
Warren Overstreet.
He is survived by his parents,
Earl and Lynee Cooper of Cross
City; brother, James Earl Cooper of
Old Town; sisters, Alisha Cooper of
Cross City and Twyla Bloomingberg
of Old Town; maternal grandparents,
Howard and Mary Jo Stutts of Cross
City and Mildred and Jerreld Everett
of Old Town; maternal great-grand-
mother, Lottie Overstreet; nephews,
Robert and Jeremey; nieces, Felica
and Stephanie; and lots of aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services were held on
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Billy Robson officiating.
Burial followed at New Prospect
Baptist Church Cemetery in Old
Town, Florida. A visitation was held
on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the fu-
neral home.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mr. Westley G. Orr
Mr. Westley G. Orr, 88, of High
Springs died on July 2, 2008.
Mr. Orr was born on July 31, 1920
in Aurora, Illinois to Anna and Waite
Orr. He proudly served in the US
Army, was a great Boy Scout Leader
for Troup 10 in Aurora, sang in the
choir at Redeemer Lutheran Church
in Aurora and loved to grow beautiful
gardens. He retired from All Steel as
a maintenance man after 46 years.
Our angel now joins his loving
wife of 61 years, Anna, who passed
away in 2002. He was also preced-
ed in death by his son, Westley; his
parents, Waite and Anna; five sisters
and three brothers; and his first best'
friend, his puppy, Jack.
Mr. Orr is survived by his daughter
in law, Ruth Orr of Montgomery, Il-
linois; daughter, Carol Grach of High
Springs; son, Ronald Orr (Marilyn)
of Paw Paw, Illinois; and son, Terry
Orr (Peggy) of Sandwich, Illinois.
Papa loved his grandchildren, Lauri
Albion (John), Chris Betsinger, Su-
san Bongiovanni (John), Clint Pear-
son (Dawn), John Grach, Jr., Stephen
Orr, Michele Taylor (Michael), Tim
Orr, Eric Orr and Joey Orr. He is also

the great-grandfather to many. He
also leaves his 2nd best friend, Sam,
who was his companion for the last
Rest in peace our dear angel, no
more pain will there be.
The family wishes to thank ev-
eryone for their kind thoughts and
prayers. Thank you to Haven Hos-
pice of the Tri County, especially to
Cheryl and Melissa who cared for
our special angel. We would also like
to thank the staff of Roberts Funeral
Home, especially Bruce for their lov-
ing care and guidance.
There will be no funeral at his re-
quest. Burial will be held at a later
In lieu of flowers, the family would
appreciate donations be made to Ha-
ven Hospice of the Tri County in
Westley's name.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Roberts Funeral Homes,
Downtown Chapel of Ocala.

Mrs. Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Pettigrew, 74,
passed away on June 30, 2008 in
She was born on May 6, 1934 in
Miami to Morris and Emma Ad-
ams. She moved to the Trenton area
in 1994 from Ocala. She was of the
Protestant faith. She enjoyed going to
yard sales.
Mrs. Pettigrew was preceded in
death by her stepdaughter, Linda Pet-
She is survived by her husband,
William Pettigrew; stepsons, William
Pettigrew of Rincon, Georgia, and
James Pettigrew of Live Oak; broth-
ers, Ray Adams of Trenton, Charles
J. Adams of Chiefland, and Robert
E. Adams of Texas; sister, Emma J.
Chickering of Trenton; as well as
step-grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services were held on
July 3. 2008 at Ebenezer Cemetery
with Pastor Glynn Webber officiat-
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Knauff Funeral Home inf

Mrs. Charlotte Boyette
The Lord called Charlotte Boy-
ette Philman home on the evening
of July 5, 2008 at Haven Hospice of
Chiefland. She was 63 years old.
She was born on June 7, 1945 and
was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist
County. Mrs. Philman was a home-
maker and a member of Bethel Bap-
tist Church of Trenton.
" Mrs. Philman was preceded in
death by her father, Kyle Boyette;
her mother, Lois Boyette Roberts;
her stepfather, J.W. Roberts; and her
brother, Dillard Boyette.
She is .survived by her daughter,
Elaine (Tommy) Williams of 'Tren-
ton; her son, Johnnie Philman of
Live Oak; her sister, Sharon (Bob)
Galant of Neptune Beach; her step-
sister, Laura Jane (Reggie) Roberts
of Bell; her three brothers, Daryal
(Edna) Boyette and Don (Betty. Sue)
Boyette of Bell, and Ronnie Boyette
of Ocala; she also leaves behind her
grandson, T.J. Williams and several
aunts, nieces, and nephews.
The family received friends at the
funeral home on Monday, July 7,
2008. Funeral services for Mrs. Phil-
man were held on Tuesday, July 8,
2008 at Bethel Baptist Church with
Pastor Jake Cravey and Reverend
Justin young conducting the service.
Burial followed at Bethel Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Mr. David A. Raitto

Mr. David A. Raitto
Mr. David A. Raitto, 83, of Wheel-
wright, Massachusetts passed away
on June 25, 2008.
. Mr Raitto was a product designer
of Bi-pass valves for Concord Labs in
New Hampshire, which was founded
by Russell Raitto, his cousin.
David served as a Navy pilot dur-
ing World War II out of Corpus
Christi, Texas.
He married June Egner of Yales-
ville, Connecticut in 1949. They had
three children, Diane, Richard and
John; all of whom were with him
when he left to be with our Lord. He
was an active Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his
brother, Roger, and his sister, Eva El-
eanor of Connecticut and Massachu-
setts. His local relatives are his sister,
Barbara CR Moore of Old Town, and
cousin, Jeffery Raitto of Sun Springs.
Memorial services will held at a later

Mrs. Kathleen
Trammell Williams
Mrs. Kathleen Trammell
Kathleen Trammell Williams, 95,
of Trenton passed away and went to
be with the Lord on Friday, July 4,
2008 at the Haven Hospice Center in
Mrs. Williams was born in Tren-
ton and was a lifelong resident. She
was a devoted homemaker. She was
a member of First Baptist Church of
Trenton, belonged to the Young at
Hearts club at the church, and was a
stinshine lady with AARP.
Kathleen was preceded in death
by her husband of 53 years, Euley G.
She is survived by her devoted
family: daughter, Carolyn Wilson and
husband Joe of Trenton; son, Harry
Williams and wife Vivian of Griffin,
Georgia; four grandchildren and six
There was a gathering at the First
Baptist Church on Monday, July 7,
2008 and a Funeral Celebration with
Dr. Fritz Fountain and Reverend
Keith O'Connell conducting the ser-
vice. The burial followed the service
at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Kath-
leen can be made to the First Baptist
Church Youth Center program or Ha-
ven Hospice.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Roberts Funeral Homes,
Downtown Chapel of Ocala.

Cards of


Card Of Thanks
To all that prayed for and support-
ed our family in the loss of our family
member, Denny Cannon.
I would so like to let the people
of Gilchrist County and others know
that the family appreciates every-
thing that was expressed in the many
different deeds and acts of sweetness,
kindness, time sacrificed selflessly,
as they made the time to visit with
us at the viewing, send the beautiful
flowers, shop or make the wonderful
heaps of home cooking that only can
be found there, bring it over, cry with
us and pray with us. And that won-
derful watermelon! Too many won-
derful things to mention them all.
Last, but no means least, those of
you who stood in the extremely hot
heat that day at the home-going-cel-
ebration funeral as we sang and said,
our final "So long for now. We'll see
you later." Words are insufficient for
a thank you, but it is truly from our
hearts that we sincerely convey our
gratefulness to all.
May'God Bless each and everyone
of you.
Jeanette, Wendy, Denise, Robbie,
Kbndra and all of the great family of
spouses, grandchildren,
cousins and more.

Card Of Thanks
We would like to thank the commu-
nity for your response to our recent
loss with your phone calls, flowers,
food, and.personal visits. It is a diffi-
cult time for us but your expressions
of love and support for our family
have made a tremendous difference.
Family of
J.E. "Duke" Clemons
Jacqueline and Children

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In Memopy of F J (Junior) Simpson

Daddy we miss you, more than you know.
We have so much love, we wanted to show.

Born with one kidney and blind in one eye.
You worked in the fields, to give us the sky.

Polio hityou, when you were 18 months old.
You learned to walk again, so we were told.

You plowed and you planted, with hard working hands.
And drilled with your Well Machine, all over the land.

We took care ofyou daddy, as you grew older in years.
We tried to be strong, as we held back the tears.

We know there was no cure, for the illness you had.
You're in God's hands now, fOrthatwe are glad.

As you lay failing, and fighting for life.
We stood by your bedside, three kids and your wife.

As this week draws, ever so near
It's hard to believe, you've been gone for one year

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The Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners hereby gives notice that
bids will be accepted from qualified
bidders for the following work:
Resurfacing the existing pavement
of Shady Grove Road (SE 25th Ave)
in Gilchrist County, Florida with
asphaltic concrete leveling and surface
course, shoulder work and incidental
items. Location of this work is Shady
Grove Road (SE 25th Avenue) from
2.3 miles south of State Road No. 26
to State Road No. 26. The length of
the project is approximately 2.3 miles.
Approximately 90 days will be allowed
for construction.
Sealed bids will be received at the office
of the Gilchrist County Administrator,
P.O. Drawer 367, 209 SE First Street,
Trenton, Florida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Friday, July 18, 2008. Bidding
Documents will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Wednesday, July 16,
A Proposal Guaranty of not less than
five percent (5%) of the total actual bid,
in the form of either a certified check,
cashiers check, trust company treasurers
check, bank draft of any national or state
bank, or a Surety Bid Bond, made payable
to the Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, must accompany each
bid. A check or draft in an amount less
than five percent (5%) of the actual bid
will invalidate the bid.
All work is to be done in accordance
with the Plans, Specifications, and
Special Provisions to accompany the
Florida Department of Transportation
Standard Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction 2004.
Any person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list
following a public entity crime may riot
submit a bid to or contract with a public
entity for construction of a public work
as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter
287.133. Bidder shall certify to eligibility
in the bid proposal.
Bidding Documents may be obtained
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498
The right is reserved to accept or reject
any or all bids.
Pub. July 3, 10, 2008b.

Council of the City of Fanning Springs
will meet in a Workshop on July 11, 2008
@ 11:00 AM. at City of Chiefland, City
Hall, Chiefland, FL.
The Agenda is:
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to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Cou6cil with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting
he/she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made.
Which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
DATED this 7th day of July, 2008
By Sheila Watson,
City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. July 10, 2008b.

an ordinance, which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for enactment
by the Board of Commissioners of the
City of Trenton, Florida, at a public
hearing on July 28, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, City Hall located at 114 North
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of
said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Office of the
City Clerk/Manager, City Hall located at
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida,
during regular business hours. On the date,
time and place first above mentioned, all
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interested party shall be advised that the
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further notice concerning the matter will
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All persons are advised that, if they
decide to appeal any decisions made at
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Pub. July 10, 2008b.

The Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, Gilchrist County, Florida
will receive sealed proposals, at the
Gilchrist County Department of Public
Safety, Emergency Management Office,
204 E Wade Street, Trenton, Florida
32693 Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 4:00
P.M for the following:
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may accept all or part of any proposal.
Any proposals received after Thursday,
July 24, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. will be retained
by the Clerk of Court Office unopened
and will not be considered. The Board
of County Commissioners reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals,
waive formalities and re-advertise and
award the proposal in the best interest of
Gilchrist County.
The Board of County Commissioners
does not discriminate because of -race,
creed, color, national origin or handicap
The Board of County Commissioners
requires a Sworn Statement under section
287.133(3)(a), F.S., on Public Entity
Anyone wishing to obtain RFP
documents may contact Ron Mills, Chief
GCEM, at 352-463-3134 or 352-494-
Method of Selection: Proposals will be
reviewed by a Selection Committee who
will recommend a shortlist of candidate
firms. The Selection Committee may
invite short-listed firms to be interviewed.
Gilchrist County may select on proposals
only without presentations. Upon
acceptance of a recommendation by the
committee, negotiations for a Debris
Contract will be entered.
All RFPs must be labeled and plainly
marked on the outside of the envelope
RFP for Disaster Debris Removal &
Disposal Services, with 'Respondent's
name, address and telephone number.
Proposals must be completed and signed,
in ink, in spaces provided on the specified
forms and must submit one (1) original
and four (4) copies or proposal will be
subject to rejection.
pub. July 10, 2008b.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a Budget Workshop on Monday. July
14, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., in the Board of
County Commissioners Meeting Room,
located at 210 South Main Street, Tren-
ton, Florida:
The purpose of this workshop is to.
discuss the proposed budgets for FY

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"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
(352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Pub. July 10, 2008b.

CASE NO. 2008-CA-31
Florida limited liability company,
ROBERT FRASER, individually, and
IVY, as Guarantors,
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure,
dated June 23, 2008, in Case Number
2008-CA-31, in the Circuit Court in and
for Alachua County, Florida, in which
COMPASS BANK is the Plaintiff,
a Florida. limited liability company,
ROBERT FRASER, individually, and
IVY, as Guarantors, are the Defendants,
that I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Lobby of the
Alachua County Family/Civil Justice
Center, First Floor, 201 East University
Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on the 5th day of August,
2008, the following described property
set forth in the Summary Final Judgment
-of Foreclosure:
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 23, page 44,
Public Records of Alachua County,
Lots 1 and 4, Block 5, WEST BELL,
according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book A. page 9, Public
Records of Gilchrist County, Florida
Dated: June 26, 2008.
J.K. "Buddy" Irby
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Erika Powell /s/
Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale:
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommodation
in order to participate should call Jan
Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua
County Courthouse, 201 E, University
Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-
6237 within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing
impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are
voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770.
Pub. July 10, 17, 2008b.

Gilchrist County School Board will

conduct a meeting on Tuesday, July 15,
2008 at 6:00 P.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 locAted at 310 NW llth
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Budget
NOTE: In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons requiring an interpreter or
special accommodations to enable
them to participate in this meeting are
requested to notify the Office of the
School Superintendent at 352-463-3200
at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
scheduled meeting date so provisions can
be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose, he may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
James E. Vickers
Superintendent of Schools
Pub. July 10, 2008b.

Please take notice that the Three Rivers
Regional Library Board will hold a
budget workshop on Thursday, July 24th,
at 2:00 p.m., at the Lafayette County
Public Library, in Mayo, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to
attend and be heard. Please be advised,
that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such hearing,
that person will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be

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"Person with disabilities requesting
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in this proceeding should contact (386)
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Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. July 10, 2008b.

Gilchrist County
land transactions
John C. Cannon, Jr. and Patricia
Cannon to John C. Cannon, Jr. and
Patricia Cannon, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 6/30/08.
Edward D. Foster, Judith A. Foster,
Danyelle Pollock, and John Gentry
to Danyelle Pollock and John Gentry,
quit claim deed, $13,000.00, Camp-
site 9 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 2,
on 6/30/08.
Katherine E. Hull to Perez Family
Limited Partnership, warranty deed,
$80,000.00, Lot 5 Foothill Farms
Unit 2, on 6/30/08.
Anna M. White to Anna M. White
and Michael F Hodges, general war-
ranty deed, $10.00, on 7/1/08.
Anna M. White to Anna M. White
and Michael F. Hodges, general war-
ranty deed, $10.00, on 7/1/08.

Robert Vincent Hovey to Clar-
ence Thomas McGehee, III and
Sandra L. McGehee, warranty deed,
$124,500.00, Lot 17 The Hills, on
Larry W. Baker to Ambrosia Invest-.
ments, Inc., warranty deed, $10.00,i
Lots 5 and 6 Rambling Rambo Es-'
tates, on 7/1/08.
Nathan Shepherd, Betty J. Shep-
herd, Glen Shepherd, Jimmie A.
Shepherd, Shirley M. Stalvey, Freida"
Myers, Robert West, and Irene Shep-
herd to Greenville Timber Corpora-
tion, Timber Deed, $222,467.00, on.
Nathan Shepherd and Betty J.
Shepherd to Robert Vincent Hov-'
ey, warranty deed, $23,000.00,. on:
Gale Falkner to Cathreen Lambert,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 45 and
46 Block B Andrews-Coleman Sub-
division, on 7/2/08.
Sharon E. Hatfield to Georgia Elou-.
ise Porter, warranty deed, $10.00, on'
Nigel and Sharleen Daniel to Shar-,
leen Daniel, quit claim deed, $10.00,
on 7/2/08.



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Lost & Found I

remember to call your local animal
shelter. Gilchrist County call 352-463-


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MENT: 352-463-1953 & 352-5

I For Sale .

1994 SATURN SLI: 4-door, 30 mpg,
good motor, good transmission, new
battery, A/C needs work. $1000 obo. 472-
4401 or 333-2219.

"90" BAHA 4-WHEELER: Good
shape, only asking $800 obo. Call Lisa,

For Sale

NEEDS visit Allen's Nursery.. We carry
shade & fruit trees, shrubs, flowers,

hanging baskets, flower vines &
tfnb,6-26 ornamental grasses. Old Town, Hwy 55A,
Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-7284 or 356-0288.

BuyJ 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON: Heritage/
Softail, 3400 miles, crimson red, $16,500.
EQUIP- Ph. 386-935-6551.
578-4559. 2tp,7-3-7-10

2-MAN AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-8605 leave


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Dairy Goats-Kids /yearlings/milkers-
$100 up. Fresh milk daily and Colostrum
available. Non medicated Large brown
eggs. BBQ bucks 352-213-4319.

e Services I

ways, house slabs, fence lines, root rake,
small trees, dump truck service. Wes We-
ber, 463-0065.

NANCE call Chuck 463-6503.

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.

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

[---- Services

WORK: Mobile homes and
moved. For a Free Estimate C
Wesley with Wesley Sanitatio

MENT: Reasonable prices, d
insured and professional. Sha
vices, 352-463-1212 day or ev

Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
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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-
ors, size & styles, of marble & granite
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:
Tuesday Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday
8am-12noon or call for free after hours

installations and repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
(352) 463-2155.
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PLUMBER NEEDED: Great career op-
portunity. 352-498-2415.



Help Wanted

Levy County Health Department is seek-
ing two Family Support Workers, Position
#64003416 to work in the Healthy Families

Program making home visits to clients. Must
have a high school diploma or its equivalent
and must be able to speak and write Span-
OLITION ish fluently. Experience in home visita-
houses re- tion preferred. Must be fingerprinted. May
'all Johnny be required to work extra hours or days in
on at 352- the event of an emergency. Rate of pay is
$772.50 bi-weekly. Applications will be ac-
tfnb, 11-16 cepted online at www.peoplefirst.myflorida.
*com State of Florida applications may be
PAINT- mailed to State of Florida, People First, Staff-
UILDING ing Administration, PO Box 44058, Jackson-
MPROVE- ville, FL 32231 or faxed to (904) 636-2627
dependable, by 7/13/08. EEO/AA/VP Employer.

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vening and



Help Wanted

AVAILABLE: Jones & Son Fire Extin-
guisher Service. Work includes outside
sales and service of fire extinguishers and
fire suppression systems. Clean driver's
license and background check required.
High school diploma or GED equivalent
required. Permanent status pending suc-
cessful completion of a training course
and state certification. Looking for a self-
motivated, independent individual with a
positive working attitude. Come by our
office for application and appointments
will be scheduled for interview. Our of-
fice is at 9049 South US Hwy-129, Tren-
ton. 352-463-2053.


(352) 463-7075
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JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker


(t35) 4Ob3-/7 2. 'PAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com www.trokerealtytnc.com
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
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, on a landscaped, treed 9.2-acres
near Suwannee at Little Lake City. Has over 2,300 inside sqft., with full garage, enclosed pole barn & outbuilding-dall Barbara for full info...$324,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOMES NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA (each): A 2006 CB/Stucco-built home,
with 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), with paved frontage within 2 miles of town...Seller motivated...$249,900.
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's4 & 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.
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 I-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/4.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-built in Trenton, on landscaped 150x100 tract at west end of town. Has
good-sized living room, full dining room/kitchen, 1-vehicle carport & more--call our office for full details...$129,900.
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.
Reduced (From $98,000)--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 property & contents being sold in 'as is'
condition by Seller...$79,900.
AFFORDABLE HOME IN CHIEFLAND: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept CB-built home along ParkAve. in town, 1096 sqft. of living space, full appliances for
kitchen & utility room, & more. Has possibility for 'SHIP' program purchase (for eligible Buyer)--call our office for details...$79,900.
NEW LISTING--COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which has 3 spaces for businesses rentals (and also a
2 BR/1 BA apartment), located at the heart of downtown Bell along US-129. Excellent income potential in growing community--call Jean for full
SOLID OLDER-FRAME HOME, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, with over 1600 sqft.,
including brick fireplaces and large front porch. Located on 67x150 tract in Trenton, property also has commercial-zoning possibilities--call or email to our
office, for full details...$149,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details...$112,500.
'MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots (total size of 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000.
Reduced (From $162,900)--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-blt. Rec-room/workshop building. Has over 2,300 inside sqft. of total living space, and nice extras
include wheelchair-ramp access, sun porch, landscaping/irrigation & more-located just west of Trenton off CR-341...$149,900.
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.
Just Reduced (From $125,000)--WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby
SR-47 approx. 10 miles from town. Property has an 'as is' tri-level manufactured home (w/frame additions), includes full fencing/gated entry. Well/septic
system &*outbuildings; call/email for details...Owner motivated...$99,900.
WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat, clean 27x56 2003 manufactured home, on a wooded 1.16-acre tract, at east end
of Gilchrist Co. (close to Newberry/Gainesville). Home has new appliances & water system, storage outbuilding, and more--has been priced to sell by
WELL-KEPT M/HOME & WORKSHOP IN TOWN: 3 BR/2.5 BA: Very nice, roomy 28x48 1990 Manufactured Home, with 14x30 attached bonus
room, and 26x30 pole barn/workshop, all on landscaped/fenced 2 lot tract atAyers Estate. Owner has put in new carpeting/MH skirting...$79,900.
NEAT/CLEAN, SPACIOUS M/HOME NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 Manufactured on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along
CR-346A (close to US-19). Has roomy living, family & dining rooms, lots of cabinetry in kitchen & more...Owner-financing possible (20% down
payment, 9.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan term)...$78,900.
Reduced (From $74,900)--UNIQUE M/HOME NEAR BRONSON & ARCHER: 2 BR/2 BA: 24x48 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...$69,900.
Reduced (From $62,500)--AFFORDABLE, WELL-KEPT M/HOME ON WOODED ACRE: 2 BR/1.5 BA: Neat/clean 14x56, on 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!!...$59,900.
PRICED TO SELL!! MANUFACTURED HOME EAST OF TRENTON: 2 BR/1 BA: Decently-kept, neat & clean 14x48 M/Home, on .33/acre lot
near to Water's Lake. Has front & back wood-frame attachments, outbuildings & more...$45,000.
44 ACRES--PAVED FRONT, IN EAST GILCHRIST: Quality larger acreage tract, mix of woods & pasture along CR-337...$499,900.
SUWANNEE RIVERFRONT ACREAGE: Naturally-wooded 5-acre tract, w/250' frontage along the river, North of Bell...$169,900.
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-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Six tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy, a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $51,900 (unimproved);
$77,900 (with well & septic).
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

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RN Program
228 Days'
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory and/or clinical area.
Prepare for instruction (syllabi, lesson plans,
tests, grading, recommending course offerings,
sequence, faculty assignments). Advise
students. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
or Masters in Nursing (MN), with a minimum
of 18 graduate hours in field. State of Florida
licensed RN or license eligible. Two years
experience in acute care nursing. Computer
Salary based on degree and experience, plus
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
College application and copies of transcripts
required. Position details and application
available on the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
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Position # 150942
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student database information and updates;
assumes responsibilities of Registrar in the
absence of the Registrar; works with Registrar
to ensure daily operation of office is effective in
meeting needs of the college and students;
graduation clearance; transcript evaluation and
transfer equivalencies; registering students;
preparation of reports; assists With general
operations within the Registrar's Office.,
Bachelor's Degree plus one year experience
working in a student services office or an office
dealing with detailed records. Computer
Salary: $37,500 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 08/01/08
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149 SE College Place
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Help Wanted

County has an opening for
sition. This is a part-time,
night position. Position o0
Applications may be obta
County Administrator's
SE First Street. Trenton'.
returned to, the County A
Office at 209 SE First S
I. 32693. Gilchrist Coui

WANTED: Good men wil
construction industry. Nee
18 years of agc :ind older.
hol free. willing to work lo
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$1 K per week. I'hese posi
clean record that will requ
PLY. Call Gary McPherso
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20 hour/week Enrollment program MA Degree and
pen until filled. 18 graduate hours in Biological Science,
gained from the Chemistry, Physics, or related area.
Office at 209 Instructor, Science w/Coaching
FL 32693 or Bell Middle/High School, BA Degree
and should be from an accredited institution and Florida
administrator'ss Certification covering Science. Coaching
street, Trenton, experience preferred.
nty is an EOE/ Instructor, Music / Band Trenton High
School, BA Degree from an accredited
2tb,7-3-7-10 institution and Florida Certification
covering Music (or eligible). High School
ling to work in Band experience preferred.
d 50-100 men Instructor, Physical Education w/
drug and alco- coaching District Wide. BA Degree
'ng term. Posi- from an accredited institution and
00K per year. Florida Certification covering Physical
tions require a Education. Coaching duties required.
ire a passport. Certification/Endorsement in Health K-
NEED TO AP- 12 required.
)n at 386-935- Maintenance Worker Journey Level.
District Wide. High School Diploma or
6tb,6-26-7-31 equivalent. Three years of experience in
building maintenance and/or A/C service.
)UNTY DAY- Must have EPA Universal Certification
fied childcare for HVAC.
required, CDA Substitute Teachers High School
888-605-9278. Diploma or Equivalent. Contact the
District Office for an application and
tfnb,6-26 more information.
Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
SCHOOLS Trainees High School Diploma. 40 hours
of in-service training will be provided for
High School qualified applicants. Flexible training
districtt Wide. hours. Part of the training prepares
BA Degree trainees for the driver portion of the
on and Florida Class B Florida CDL. For information or
questions, contact the Transportation


SHelp Wanted

Department at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool 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,
or eligible for Florida certification. Once
approved, highly qualified substitutes
would be eligible for substituting at $130
a day in pre-approved situations where
there is a long-term absence in a core
subject area. All other daily substituting
would be at current daily rates. Contact
the District Office for an application and
more information.'
Obtain and submit application to:
Gilchrist County School District,
310 NW llth Avenue, Trenton, FL
(352) 463-3200.
Application may be downloaded at:
Attach a resume and any additional
information as necessary.
All applications will be screened. Not
all applicants will be interviewed.
Applications will be accepted until
positions are filled.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace
Salary schedules available at:


ROOMMATE WANTED to share large
mobile home on 5 acres. Pets maybe, but
NO cats. Very private, on dirt road. $600/
mo. utilities included. 463-1782.

SFor Rent

near Rock Bluff and Bob's Wa
$450 monthly & $450 deposit. 3

2 BR NICE & CLEAN: Trend
limits. $450 monthly & $450



[ ..For Rent .

large Florida room, fireplace, tile bath-
rooms, $850/month. No large dogs. 463-
7157 or 213-2440.

2 BR/1 BA SWMH: Between Newberry
& Trenton, 1st and security required,
$400/month. No pet. 352-463-8316 or


spring in back yard, $700/r
BA large yard. Quiet i
Fenced property, located o
miles North of Bell. Call f
376-0080 or (352) 284-387

vate land
,er -a-r.

k52-463- MULTIPLE LISTINGS: Tri-County
Area, 4 BR/2 BA brick house, Old Town,
ltb,7-10 $900/mo. 2 BR/1 BA house, Trenton,
$700/mo. 1 BR/1 BA trailer, Old Town,
nton city $450/mo. 352-486-2154; 352-463-0456;
Sity 352-317-8750.
deposit. 4tb,6-19-7-10

0 BOAT, SWIM, FISH, SKI: From your
own vacation house on the Suwannee,
Fanning Springs. Nice, fully furnished,
$700 per week. 352-486-2154 or 352-
Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell. $600/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 12
month lease available. Call Hometown
Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-463-9001
for application.

TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA DW, fire-
place, dishwasher, no pets. $650
first, last, security. 352-542-0235.

[ For Rent

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

SReal Estate

10 ACRES: 4 BR/2 BA MH, owner
2tb,7-3-7-10 financing, contract for deed, $8,500
down/$1,200 per month. 463-1782.
3t, 1-7-24-

month. 3 BR/2

neighborhood. 4 BR/2 BA MOBILE HOME on 5 acres.
n Hwy-129. 5 2,500 sqft. 2 living rooms, dining room,
or appt. (352) eat-in kitchen, washroom, no pets, very
'3. secluded. References. $1,600 move-in,
5tb, 7-3-7-31 $800/mo. Contract for deed. 463-1782.

Escape to the Country!
17.5 acre farm for sale in
North Gilchrist County
(Bell) FL off Hwy 129.
3 acres blueberries / 11.5
planted pines. 1,760+ sq ft
3BR / 2B, peace & quiet
await you. See website for
full details and location.
$439,000 (386) 935-2682



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DWMH 2,280 htd. sq. ft. on 5 acres that abutts hunting prop- on 1 acre with paved road ftg., constructed, 5 acres, walnut home, 3BR/2 1/2BA, 2 fire-
acres, paved road, excel. condi- erty, mature Oaks & Pines, pri- 2BR/2BA, pole barn. floor, Russian Burch Cab. & places, large deck & more!
tion. MLS#759214 $125,500 vate. MLS#759094 $179,900 MLS#759198 $62,500 more! MLS#759323 $249,900 MLS#759703 $459,900

GAS AT CLOSING! We can sell any property listed in MLS.


BRICK HOME with circle drive,
3BR/3BA on 1.54 acres, fire-
place, new roof, front porch,
MLS#757538 $169,900

HORSE PROPERTY! 1386 BUNGALOW! 3BR2BAon city 15 ACRE HORSE FARM with all 2006 DWMH ON 5.20 acres.
acres fenced with 2003 DWMH lot, landscaped, storage, the fixins! 3BR/2BA home, 3BR/2BA never lived in. FHA
2BR/2BA, 2 ponds, porches & more! MLS#758825 fenced & x-fenced, 12 stall barn, set-up, MLS#757826
MLS#758117 $255,000 $123,900 MLS#757958 $375,000 $139,900

D. Deen Lancaster, Broker M-- L

Visit out website at www.lancasterrealty.biz for more properties and photos!


L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 ES .OUN"
lfgr@bellsouth.net -I- -.
We List To Sell! ILS

Four 5-acre tracts Planted pines,
between Newberry & Trenton,
zoned for home or mobile home.
Priced at $79,900 each.

MLS#752196 $99,900
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.
MLS#758939 -
Emerald Farms
NW 91st Street
5 acres, fenced, wooded, nice
home sites. Only $65,900.

3.02 acres Between Newberry &
Trenton Planted Pines
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
power pole, 16x36 shelter.
$140,000 Reduced to $129,000.

MLS#758331 $319,000
Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
floors. Shown by "appointment
only" with 24-hour notice.

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Trenton I & H


718 NE 7th Place #905
Trenton, FL 32693

Now Accepting Applications
1,2, & 3 BR HC and
non-HC apartments.
Rental assistance may
be available. 352-463-7106,
Et TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Real Estate

,BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
'High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.

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




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Open Every Tuesday

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Jim King Realty, Inc.

Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
O 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
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OLD TOWN Nice SW MH on .5 of an
acre. This home comes partially
furnished & is only minutes from the
Suwannee River & new boat ramp &
county park. You will be only 30 miles
from the Gulf of Mexico. Adjoining lot
also available see MLS # 753654.
$38,500 (DMH-758475-JW) 542-9007

OLD TOWN Lovely well maintained
3/2 DW MH with over 1700 SF on 3
acres. This property is completely
wheelchair accessible with ramps on
front & rear. The interior is very open &
spacious with handicapped bathroom &
wheelchair shower, fireplace, washer &
dryer, freezer, & much more. You will
be close to the Suwannee River,
shopping, schools, new hospital &
community college, & only 30 minutes
i the, C.if of Mexico,, -$155,000.
D;.llI- :' ['-4.IW) 542 o.,.u,- or 463'-



DW MH. This very well maintained
home has new carpeting, new wood
laminate flooring, new toilets, deck,
Sfenced yard, storage shed, fireplace,
paved streets, & more. You are only
minutes to the Suwannee River, Wal-
Mart, proposed hospital, proposed
community college, several natural
springs & state parks. $90,900 (DMH-
759187-JW) 463-6144
CHIEFLAND A wonderful opportu-
nity for use as a home and/or daycare
business. Two large buildings on over
an acre within the city limits of
Chiefland. Large fenced area for a
playground. Take a look today!
$715,000 (LR-758652-D) 352-493-
Call For More Listings!

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Brad Smith -

Smith & Associates

www.bsgmac.com Inc

Brad Smith Licensed Real Estate Broker


Jack Schofill Garrett Buzbee
Jack Schofill Garrett Buzbee

Terri Anderson

757469/28593 S225,00

Located on a busy traffic SR in Trenton
City limits. Features several offices, sales
area, (2) spacious work areas & over.900
sq ft upstairs for storage use. Many uses &
possibilities with this site.

Come relax in this 2BR/2BA,
partially furnished SWMH on a
freshwater canal in Suwannee.

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

2BK/2B1A U WMi on stilts,
deck, fresh water .canal, concrete
seawall, dock, boathouse.

magincet.ikIVZ o .)t nFIiIon 1 aci
w/improved pasture. Features a house alarm.
separate office, mud room, fenced w/electric
gate, on a paved rd w/paved driveway, separate
storage shed and much more!! A must see!

Suwannee. This cabin comes completely,
furnished, just bring your boat. Enjoy
magnificent views from your Sunroom.
Priced to sell!

WVVe rlln ellm C a Drain .Dd o J WVV11A Ol onIU
ac in High Springs in Gilchrist County.
Features 24'x25' workshop, 12'x20'
storage shed and in a great location.

. 11 ac Suwanncee
.14 ac Suwannee
.18 acre Fanning S
.18 ac River Walk
. 1 8ac Trenton
.22 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town (
.25 ac Old T"own (I
.30 ac Chiefland
.35 ac Old Town (0
.42 ac Trenlton
.48 ac Trenton

82 ac Chiefland
.94 ac Old Town
$249,900 .98 ac Bell
$99,900 I ac Bell
Springs $48,900 (2) I ac tracts Trenton
$67,500 1.25 ac Fanning Springs
$12,000 1.43 ac Old Town
$12,900 1.8 ac Trenton
OF) $14,000 1.8 ac Trenton
OF) $18,000 1.8 tic Trenton
$25.000 1.81 ac Trenton
O F) $15.000 1.83 ac Trenton
$25.000 1.85 ac Trenton
$19.000 ..- ,,1,

3BR/2BA DWMH, .46 acres, 1,512 sq ft,
privacy fenced back yard, swing set &
storage shed. Call Jon Reed 352-222-

$19,000 (OF)
$15,900 (OF)

2 ac Trenton
2 acres Trenton
(13) 2 ac Trenton
2 acres Trenion
2 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22'ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
2.3 ac Trenton
2.44 ac Old Town
2.45 ac Trentonl
) 2 2.65 ac Old Town

3BIU2BA ranch home, 19.59 acres, 1,648
sq ft., 10'x20' shed, 30'x42' pole barn w/3
stalls, 12'x24' carport, fenced & cross
fenced. Call Lisa Baxter 352-949-1649.

$65,000 each

3 ac Old Town
4 ac Chiefland *
4.54 ac Trentont
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
4.77 ac Bell

4BR/2.5BA brick home on 38+ ac., 2688
sq ft. fenced, x-fenced, in-ground pool,
40x100 barn, stocked pond, much more!!
Call Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.


4.82 ac Trenton $115,000
5 ac Trenton $37,900
5 acres Old Town $39,900
5 Ac, Trenton $50,000
5ac Bell $59,900
5 ac Trenton $67,000
5 ac Bell $75 000

5 ac Bell
5 ac Bell
5 ac Chiefland
5.04 ac Bell
5.4 ac Bell
6.07 ac Trenton
6.08 ac Trenton
7.72 ac Chiefland
8 ac Trenton
8.55 ac Fanning Springs
9.63 ac Chieliand
9.65 ac Old To n '
9.7 ac Trenton

9.88 ac Chiefland

Very clean 3BR/2BA home on a paved road.
I ,. I ,..I t..., .. boat ramps &
the Historic Suwannee River. Sellers are
motivated & have priced home to sell. Call
Terri Anderson, 352-356-1961.



10 ac Bell $85,000
10 ac Chiefland $89,500
10 ac Chiefland $120,000
10 ac Bell $127,500
10 ac Trenton $139,900
10 ac Newberry $160,000
14.53 ac Trenton $149,900
14.97 ac Bell $131,250
15.45 ac Old Town 3,600,000
17 ac Old Town $500 000
20 ac Bell $160,000
20 acres Chielland $179,900
20 ac Bell $255,000

.70 aIc Trenton $24,900 2.92 ac Old Town $29,500 5 ac Trenton $78,900 ____. ..I 20 ac Bell $259,000
5 ac Bell $84,800 10 ac Trenton 1 $70.000
10 ac Chiefland $80,000

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1998, 3BR/2BA, 5.14 acres, 2,505 sq
ft., fenced, x-fenced, 4 stalls w/auto
water & 4 horses, in-ground pool.! Call
Elaine Ewart 352-213-6049.

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


Rebecca Woodin

Elaine Ewart




July 8 The Back Yard Pickers
July 12 Block Party with The Flying Turtles
July 15 Donna Stacy
July 22 The Suwannee River Rats
July 29- TBA
Every week: Open Mic 2 pm -3 pm
Our Farmers are FMNP Certified-
WIC Checks Accepted

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3.52-46 3 -713 5

Custom 2007 home, 4BR/2BA w/2100+
sq ft on 4.42 acres. Features stainless steel
appl., alarm system, hardwood, ceramic
tile & carpet flooring.

3BR/2BA brand new construction w/many
upgrades. 2 acres (mol), fenced, 10'x20'
covered front porch, stainless steel
appliances, 42" Maple cabinets, pole barn
and more.

Lisa Baxter

Jon Reed

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A look inside the Gilchrist County

Emergency Operations Center

News from the Trenton

City Commission Meeting
New playground equipment will be purchased

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- view from US 129 shows the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center, located just north of Bell.
A view from US 129 shows the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center, located just north of Bell.

By Cindy Jo Ayers
New playground equipment for
Southeast Park was approved at the
July 7 Trenton City Commission
The nine playground units, which
range from swings for infants to a
Custom Galaxy which is the largest
unit in the purchase come at a price
of $81,069. This amount includes in-
stallation and safe surface under each
unit. The entire park project, which
includes new paved parking area,
new bathrooms and new playground
area with all new equipment, should
be completed in the fall. The funding
source for the project comes from a
FERDAP state grant.
The city commissioners also
awarded the NE 1st Street improve-
ment work to Curt's Construction,
Inc. of White Springs, Fla. Curt's
bid came in at $81,841.29 while the

only other bid came from Anderson
Columbia in the amount of $123,260.
This work will include the new park-
ing area in front of the Gilchrist
County Health Department, as well
as landscaping and lighting. The
funds for this project will be coming
from the Community Redevelopment
(CRA) funds.
The city also received word last
week that they were awarded two ad-
ditional state grants. One will be used
for the second phase of the Southeast
Park. This phase will include light-
ing, refurbishing the ball field and
the courts. The second grant is for the
park located on NW 5th Avenue. The
plans are to build a picnic shelter with
tables and grills and to add new play-
ground equipment. The'city applied
for $200,000 for each park grant but
the state funded $135,610 for each of
the two grants the city applied for.

Three fire bays will house two EMS units, a tanker, brush truck and fire engine.

Fire-Rescue workers will spend a great deal of their day inside the day room. The room features a kitchen
and space to relax in.

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City Community

Legislative Bn
Lake City Community College
hosted the 2008 Legislative Break-
fast in the LCCC Conference Center
with the Lake City-Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce.
Guest speakers North Florida Re-
gional Director Adele Griffin repre-
senting U.S. Senator Mel Martinez;
House of Representatives, District 10
Will Kendrick; House Representative
for District 11 Debbie Boyd; and Na-
than Riska, district representative for
U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw
gave all attendees an update from
Tallahassee and information from
their districts.
After the breakfast Boyd attended


the LCCC Chapter of the Florida As-
sociation of Community College's
(FACC) meeting held in the Ad-
ministration Board Room to update
members about recent session agenda
She stated that since the dollar has
been so tight, she feels that this may
be the worst budget year in the past
30 years for funding.
Boyd also added that things may
not get better any time soon, Boyd
related an interesting event about the
"day" the House was in session from
10 a.m. until the following morning
at 2:30 a.m.
The audience was excited to hear

hosts 2008

about all the work going on in Tal-
lahassee and appreciation was ex-
pressed by President, Chuck Hall and
FACC members of Boyd and her of-
fice taking time to inform LCCC how
current budget items will affect the
community college system;

Gospel Concert
The 10th Annual Gospel Post
Convention and Fan Awards
will be held Saturday, July 12
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the
Bell High School Auditorium.
Admission is free.


Brad Smith
State Certified Appraiser
"It's Your Real Estate, It's my Job!"
bsmith 1@bellsouth.net

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