Title: Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00184
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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 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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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: VID00184
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 78 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 $22.00 A YearIn Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
Vol. 78 No. 13 lchristjournal@besouthnet Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, July 17, 2008 Price Dixie& Levy Counties), $28.00 OtherAreas
gilchristjournal@bellsouth.net 'Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State

Stumbling economy prompts rise in home burglaries
By Carrie A. Mizell hard for what they've got to have the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, release this week advising that the opportunity such as stealing coins appliances purchased for these new
The back doors of their southwest someone take it." four of the burglary calls came on the Sheriff's Office is diligent in follow- from paper boxes, vending machines homes.
Gilchrist County home were pried According to Gilchrist County same day. ing up leads and has recently located and other like items are on the in- "If possible photograph each
open by thieves who stole three guns, Sheriff's Office call reports, the Par- "As the economy gets worse bur- items that are believed to have been crease as well. unique item of valuable jewelry and
a new television and jewelry. rish's are not alone. glary picks up," Cruse said. stolen. Citizens are being encouraged to keep a record of its purchase value
The burglary, which took place Between January 1, 2008 and June According to Gene Parrish, inves- "It is difficult to prove these items take a few minutes to examine their and jeweler/store where purchased,"
two weeks ago in broad daylight, 30, 2008 deputies responded to 42 tigators took fingerprints and foot- actually belong to the owners) that property and record the serial num- Turner said.
has prompted homeowners Gene and reports of burglary to a residence. print casts at his home, but the evi- may have reported a theft or a bur- ber, make and brand of each valuable "For those larger items that may or
Teresa Parrish to come forward and Twelve of those burglaries were re- dence could take up to 10 weeks to glary due to a lack of being able to for later identification. may not have serial numbers it would
warn people in Gilchrist County that ported during the month of June. process. identify this property," Turner stated. According to Sheriff Turner, one be well worth your time to have your
break-ins are a growing problem that As of Friday, the Gilchrist County Cruse said investigators are active- "Especially in these times of hard of the main targets of thieves is new drivers license number inscribed
any resident can fall prey to. Sheriff's Office had already received ly working the cases, but have found economic crunch many have turned construction sites. upon each item."
"It's a bad thing that's happening 9 calls of burglary to a residence no similarities in areas of occurrence and are taking advantage of those Contractors are encouraged to pay Ultimately, Sheriff Turner said citi-
... it sure makes you leery," Gene since July 1. or like items being stolen. that have not prepared." close attention to marking their tools zens must be part of the solution by
Parrish said. "Everybody works too According to Capt. Tony Cruse, of Sheriff David Turner issued a press Sheriff Turner said that crimes of and record serial numbers on large reporting any suspicious activity.

Trenton man claiming to

be police officer, entices

child into his vehicle

By Carrie A. Mizell
A 63-year-old Trenton man has
been arrested and charged with im-
personating a police officer, luring
and enticing a child in a vehicle.
According to the Levy County
Sheriff's Office, William Silas Johns,
63, of Trenton, was initially arrested
on April 10 by LCSO Investigator
Lauree Allen and charged with im-
personating a police officer and lur-
ing and enticing a child in a convey-
Then on Wednesday, July 2 the
Levy County Sheriff's Office re-
ceived a complaint in the Fanning
Springs area that a white male lured
and enticed a 6-year-old child into his
The suspect was described as a
white male driving a blue or black
pickup truck.
LCSO Public Information Officer
Lt. Evan Sullivan explained that the
child stated that she was riding her
bicycle when the suspect passed her
two to three times in his truck. The
suspect stopped and confronted the
child asking her if she wanted to go
to the store and get some candy. The
child reportedly told investigators
that she told the suspect no, but he
told her in a mean voice to get in the

William Silas Johns
The child left her bicycle on the
side of the road and got in the truck
where the suspect pulled up his shirt
and showed her a badge and said,
"It's okay, I'm a cop."
The suspect took the child to the
Tackle Box convenience store and
purchased her some candy before
driving her back to her bicycle.
The child was unharmed.
Through the investigation, the sus-
pect was identified as Johns. Inves-
tigator Allen obtained an arrest war-
rant for the suspect on July 10.
Johns was arrested and transported
to the Levy County Jail where he was
being held on $17,500 bond at press

Electric rates jump for

Progress Energy

residential customers

By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County residents using
Progress Energy will pay more for
electricity beginning in August.
The Florida Public Service Com-
mission recently approved an interim
rate increase for Progress Energy and
Florida Power & Light Company
(FPL) from August to December to
offset higher fuel costs.
Based on the new fuel charges, the
total monthly electric bill for residen-
tial customers using 1,000 kilowatt
hours will be $110.59, effective the
first billing cycle in August.
The Florida Public Service Com-
mission, which reviews utilities' pro-
jected fuel costs annually to determine
how the fuel costs will be passed on

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to customers, voted to eliminate the
$3.61 per 1,000 kilowatt hours storm
cost recovery surcharge after the last
billing cycle in July,
Commission members did restrict
how much the investor-owned elec-
tric utilities could increase bills this
year. Though the commission ap-
proved the increase, they allowed
Progress Energy and FPL to impose
only half of the requested amounts
this year.
Both utilities are expected to pro-
pose 2009 rate schedules within the
next several months and they will in-
clude the uncollected portion of the
current fuel surcharge.
Progress Energy offers the fol-
lowing tips to help customers reduce
electrical costs by considering house-
hold cooling measures:
Set the temperature at 78-80 de-
grees Fahrenheit, which will save
seven to ten percent on cooling costs
for each degree above 78.
When you leave home, turn off
the air conditioning or set the ther-
mostat up a few degrees.
Be sure filters are clean. They
should be checked monthly.
Keep doors and windows closed
when air conditioning is on. Turn off
kitchen or bathroom exhaust fans
when air conditioning is on.
Caulk and weather-strip leaky
windows and doors.
Use a ceiling fan or portable fan
to supplement your air conditioning.
For central air conditioning sys-
tems, keep the fan switch on your
thermostat in the "auto" position
when cooling.
Use shades or drapes to block the
hot sun from heating up your home.

Football leads Bell boys to Hawaii

By Carrie A. Mizell
Just two months after graduating
from Bell High School, Mitchell
Cannon and Paul Clark boarded a
plane for Hawaii on July 1 in search
of football glory, beautiful women
and beaches.
Both former Bell Bulldog football
players were invited to play in the
10th Annual King Kamehameha Pig-
skin Classic in Honolulu.
Though neither had ever flown on
an airplane before, Mitchell and Paul
received a hearty welcome from hula
girls who presented each with a tra-
ditional Hawaiian lei greeting once
they stepped off a 12-hour airplane
ride at the Honolulu International
Mitchell and Paul had the oppor-
tunity to do some sightseeing, but
opted to spend their first three days
in Honolulu exploring Waikiki Beach
with no time schedule to keep.
"There were different festivals ev-
ery night," Mitchell said. "Something
was always going on. I liked the fire-
works the best."
The fireworks, held on July 4, were
part of The King's Jubilee.
As guests at the Hilton Hawaiian
Village, Mitchell and Paul had the
opportunity to enjoy authentic Ha-
waiian entertainment and beachfront

The new interactive map provides current and detailed information on
area boat ramps and canoe launches with the simple click of a mouse.
The map can be accessed from the SRWMD website.

SRWMD introduces

interactive boat ramp

and canoe launch map

By Holly Stalvey
Locating canoe launches and boat
ramps along the Suwannee and oth-
er area rivers has never been easier,
thanks to a new interactive map
featured at www.mysuwanneeriver.
A recent addition to the Suwannee
River Water Management District's
website, this new map shows all boat
ramps and canoe launches located
within the District for the upper and
lower Suwannee River, plus portions
of the Alapaha, Santa Fe and Withla-
coochee rivers.
It also provides current and de-
tailed information for trip planning

purposes including river miles, GPS
coordinates, driving directions and
The creation of the map is part of
the District's ongoing commitment
to improve recreational activities on
public lands and waterways.
The map can be accessed from
the home page by first clicking on
the "Recreation" button, then on the
"Paddling" link. Some explanatory
text and a link titled "Interactive Map
of Boat Ramps and Canoe Launches"
are located toward the bottom of the
For more information, please con-
tact the District at 386-362-1001.

Former Bell High School football players Paul Clark and Mitchell
Cannon are shown standing in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii
prior to playing in the King Kamehameha Pigskin Classic.

fireworks in tribute to King David
Kalakaua. The event featured music,
song and dance of the Polynesian
Islands and the Samoan Fire Knife
Paul favored the traditional Hawai-
ian luau for its cultural significance
and the delicious pig cooked under-
neath the ground.
"We ate this rice and macademia
nut cream with fish ... it was cooked

extremely different," Mitchell said.
"It wasn't baked or fried. It just
looked like a big fried egg."
After several days of relaxation
Mitchell and Paul joined 17-and
18-year-old football players from
throughout the United States at prac-
tice for the Pigskin Classic, which
was held on Sunday, July 6.
Paul played wide receiver and cor-
nerback while Mitchell suited up to

play tight end and middle linebacker.
Despite the fact that they had not
played football in over six months,
Paul and Mitchell said they didn't
feel like they had lost their skill and
compared playing football with learn-
ing to ride a bicycle.
"Most of the kids we were playing
with were going on to the next level
to play college football, so we had to
be on the top of our game," Paul said.
"There was no room for error."
Mitchell and Paul's Team Florida,
Georgia and Iowa lost its first game
to Team Northeast 20-6, but came
back in Game 2 to defeat Team Tex-
as South 15-0 ranking them second
overall in the Pigskin Classic, held at
Aloha Stadium.
"It was the opportunity of a lifetime
to represent our county, town, team
and family," Mitchell said. "I want to
go back to Hawaii on my honeymoon
... if I ever get married."
Both Paul and Mitchell returned to
Bell with bronzed skin and a pleth-
ora of souvenirs including their leis,
bobble-headed hula girls, t-shirts and
hula girl outfits ... "for whoever will
wear them."
The boys would like to thank ev-
eryone in the community who con-
tributed funds to offset the expense
of such a trip.

By Cindy Jo Ayers
The books are still open for those
who are not registered to vote at this
You may register to vote by going
to the Supervisor of Elections office
in the Gilchrist County Courthouse
in Trenton for all elections; the books
close 29 days before each scheduled
The last possible day to register to
vote in the Primary Election or change
your party affiliation is Monday, July
28. The Primary Election will be held
on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.
Early voting for the Primary Elec-
tion will begin on Monday, Aug. 11
and end on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Early voting will be held at the
Supervisor of Elections Office inside

the Gilchrist County Courthouse in
Trenton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
and Saturdays during this period.
If you need an absentee ballot for
the Primary Election please call the
Supervisor of Elections Office at
At this time there are 10,378 regis-
tered voters in Gilchrist County. The
county is made up of 5,351 registered
Democratic voters, 3,728 registered
Republican voters and 1,299 regis-
tered with other parties.
The General Election will be held
on Nov. 4, 2008 and early voting for
that election will begin on Oct. 20
and last until Nov. 1. The registration
books for the General Election will
be closed on Oct. 6. The county cur-
rently has 10 voting precincts.

County Commission

seeks $900,000 to

balance 08-09 budgets
By John M. Ayers A budget recap identified the coun-
The Gilchrist County Commission ty staff has estimated revenues for the
held their first of many budget work- 2008-09 operating year at $9,538,077
shops on Monday, July 14 to closely with an equal matching expendi-
look at the 2008-09 proposed General tures and a reserve of $102,831.
Fund budget. The commissioners looked over the
Gilchrist County Clerk of Court documents showing 14 different de-
Joe Gilliam explained the proposed apartments, which are funded by the
General Fund budget does not include General Fund. The two largest coun-

any capital expenditure projects, or
salary increases beyond the 2 per-
cent step raise for county employees.
The County Commission requested
the county departments present their
proposed 08-09 operating budgets at
5 percent less than their 2007-08 op-
erating budgets. The county finance
staff presented the revenue portion of
the county finances to the five-mem-
ber board to give them a better idea
of the funds that are presently being
received by the county departments.

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This week: Democrat and Non-Partisan candidates for Sheriff / Next week: Republican candidates for Sheriff

Name: Tony Cruse
Seeking office as: Democrat
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion? I learned early in my career that
I was bound by the highest personal
and professional Code of Ethics. Ful-
filling this by ensuring the public's
trust in the Office of Sheriff and the
importance of this commitment to
the law enforcement and security ser-
vices provided to the citizens is not
only a passion, but a way of life for
me and my family.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: I have been employed with the
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office for
the past 12 years serving not only as
a deputy, but also in a supervisory
capacity as patrol sergeant, correc-
tions lieutenant and for the past 6
years as captain over all patrol func-
tions. I have also worked diligently
on numerous boards and community
committees to ensure that Gilchrist
County remains a better place to live
and raise our children.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? Being Sheriff is much
more complex than just being a law
enforcement officer. It is a constitu-
tional office having many diverse as-
pects. The Sheriff must not only be
knowledgeable of state laws and law
enforcement procedures, but also ac-
countable for the daily operations of
the jail, court security, vehicle fleet
management, responding to emer-
gency calls for service and in pro-
viding education and prevention tips
to the public. It is by handling these
issues of public concern while stay-
ing within the approved budget that
public trust is built. I have worked in
each of these areas and am an active
participant in the daily operations of
the Sheriff's Office and feel that I
have the most experience in dealing
with all these diverse duties.
In your opinion, what key issue
is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office currently facing? To ful-
fill our statutory duties of providing
safety and security to all our citi-
zens. To some it may be the issue of
sexual predators/offenders, or traf-
fic enforcement or the many differ-
ent forms of drug abuse that occurs
within today's society. But I feel that,
just as our home budgets are tight due
to the economy; that our government
budgets hay ,-goait even moeren-
strictive'even -thgutgh. mandates con-
pta.ibi a ~ ddihDQur biggest jisue
therefore is finding ways of providing
mandated services or in determining
which services will be cut while find-
ing funding for the increases in insur-
ance costs, fuel, vehicle management
and utilities.
What solution would you offer to
remedy this issue? With dwindling
grant funding we must now be even




Tony Cruse

more diligent in searching for grants
to help replace revenues for support
operations, as well as to continue to
evaluate contracts and pricing for
services while looking for less expen-
sive alternatives to minimize costs.
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County.
1. Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal service to
2. Quick patrol response to 911
3. Reduce drugs on our streets;
through prevention, education and
enforcement of all of the varied
forms of drug abuse that we are now
4. Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
As sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? The Sheriff's Of-
fice budget is a large portion of the
general revenue budget of the county
as prescribed in the Constitution of
the State. I feel that communication
with and education of the Board as to
specific law enforcement functions
must be continuous. I will strive to
work in concert with them while con-
tinuing to provide for the safety and
security of those I serve as my first
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? By con-
itantl 'xamAmining the county deifimo-
graphics not only to populatibri, but
age and services to meet our changing
needs. We must continue to look for
ways to do more with less! We must
continue to look for funding for new
jail construction in order to provide
for our current incarceration levels
and beyond while striving to develop
alternatives of securing low risk non-
violent inmates awaiting trial.


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Bryant Frye Robert Roux, Jr.

Name: Bryant Frye
Seeking office as: Democrat
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion? It has been my goal to seek the
office of the Sheriff since I began my
career in law enforcement. I want to
serve with pride and integrity, and I
believe that if you want to make a
difference you have to be willing to
sacrifice and stand up for your com-
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: I was a Non-Commissioned Of-
ficer in the US Marine Corps, School
Resource Officer, Investigations
Commander, Project Grant Manager,
and assisted with the Sheriff's Bud-
gets, Field Service Representative
of North Central Florida with DGG
Taser and a youth coach in Gilchrist
County for several years.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? I am committed to de-
veloping the highest standard of law
enforcement and building commu-
nity relationships that will positively
enhance the protection and service of
the citizens of Gilchrist County.
In your opinion, what key issue is
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice currently facing? In my opin-
ion, one of the key issues facing the
Sheriff's Office will be how the Sher-
iff will provide and maintain a high
level of service and protection to the
citizens of Gilchrist County within a
fiscally constrained budget.
What solution would you offer
to remedy this issue? I would build
and maintain partnerships within Gil-
christ County government, as well as
surrounding local, state"and federal
law enforcement agencies. By doing,
this it will provide more professional
resources at little to no expense to
Gilchrist County tax-payers.
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County?
a.) Reduce drugs on our streets.
b.) Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
c.) Quick patrol response to 911
d.) Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal service to
all municipalities.
I believe that all of these items are
priority. It is the duty of the Sheriff
to find a way to balance all issues that
face the citizens of Gilchrist County
by maintaining a team of law en-
forcement professionals that can con-
sistently and effectively handle all of
the issues.
As Sheriff, would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? It would be det-
rimental to Gilchrist County for the
Sheriff's Office not to work with the
Board of County Commissioners, as
well as, other constitutional officers,
and municipalities. By working to-
gether, we can be more financially
responsible to the taxpayers of Gil-
christ County.
As Sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? I would
make sure that our law enforcement
professionals are educated, trained,
efficient, and that they adapt easily
to the growth of crime and popula-
tion into Gilchrist County. Utilize
grant funding to update and maintain
technology, equipment and personnel
within the Sheriff's Office which will
assist with budget constraints.

* Meet the *



July 17
Sheriff (D) & (NP)
July 24
Sheriff (R)
July 31
Tax Collector
August 7
County Commission,
District 3
August 14
County Commission,
District 5
August 21
School Board,
District 2

Name: Robert Roux, Jr.
Seeking office as: Democrat
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion to this office? I have worked to-
ward the goal of running for sheriff
for 20 years, constantly striving to
further my knowledge and experi-
ence. For 23 years, I woke up each
morning, with the goal of protecting
my family and the citizens. That has
not changed. I look forward to lead-
ing Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
in the direction it greatly deserves.
Past leadership/political experi-
ence: As my campaign slogan says
"Solutions *** Not Politics." I am
not a politician and have no previ-
ous political experience. My military
background and 23 years of continu-
ous law enforcement experience has
provided me with leadership qualities
necessary to move Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office into the future.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? I am a dedicated and
professional law enforcement officer
with 23 years of fulltime experience.
I have worked in all aspects of the
department from corrections, to dis-
patch, patrol officer, to investigator. I
have the knowledge and understand-
ing of the day-to-day operations that
the sheriff oversees. I feel I have the
training and experience to provide
the utmost professional law enforce-
ment services to the citizens of Gil-
christ County.
In your opinion, what key issue
is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office currently facing? A key issue
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
faces is dealing with the growth of
the community and keeping up with
providing the services the sheriff's
office is required to provide to the
citizens. For with the growth, comes
more demand services and calls for
the department and, unfortunately,
with growth comes the increase of
What solution would you offer to
remedy this issue? To remedy the is-
sue, I will put together a management
plan for growth, by eliminating frivo-
lous spending and using federal grant
programs and forfeiture proceeds to
pay for equipment and by using bud-
get funds wisely for salaries for more
sworn personnel to deal with the
growth of Gilchrist County and still
provide the utmost professional law
enforcement services for the citizens
of Gilchrist County.
Please identify the priority, you,
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County.
a) Reduce drugs on our streets.
b) Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
c) Quick patrol response to 911
d) Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal service to
all municipalities.
As sheriff, all of these issues
should be of the highest priority. One
should not take priority over another.
If elected, Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office will provide the highest quality
of protection and utmost professional
service to the citizens and business
owners of Gilchrist County.
As sheriff would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? If elected sheriff,
I will strive to work diligently with
the Gilchrist County Commissioners
on the operational budget of the Gil-
christ County Sheriff's Office, so the
best services are provided to the citi-
zens of Gilchrist County. Always re-
membering it's the taxpayers' money
we are working with.
As sheriff, how would you pre-
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth? As sher-
iff, I will prepare a comprehensive
long term growth plan, by working
with the Gilchrist County Commis-
sioners, other agency administrators
(city and county) to plan for future
growth and for providing the highest
level of protection and utmost profes-
sional services to the citizens of Gil-
christ County.

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Robert E. Willis

Name: Robert E. Willis
Seeking office as: No Party Affili-
What prompted you to seek elec-
tion to this office? Growing up with
my father and both grandfathers in
law enforcement I knew from an
early age that I wanted to be in law
My entire professional career has
been designed around my goal to be
sheriff of Gilchrist County. This is
not a spur of the moment decision; I
have been developing myself in ev-
ery way possible for the last 11 years
to fulfill that dream.
Past leadership/political expe-
rience: This is my first experience
seeking an elected office; however as
the Director of Public Safety for Gil-
christ County I was able to lead more
than 70 dedicated men and women
charged with the protection of the
public and I became certified in up-
per management Incident Command
Systems by FEMA. I was also able to
obtain more than 3 of million dollars
in grant money for Gilchrist County
while I held this position.
Why are you the right candidate
for the job? I possess the most well
rounded and diverse qualifications.
I am the only candidate that has
handled criminal cases from start to
finish. I am also the only candidate
that has obtained the highest level of
legal education which allows me to
better analyze and handle issues as
they arise. I have the best combina-
tion of education, experience, and
innovation to transform the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
from the good agency it is into the
great agency it needs to become.
In your opinion, what key issue
is the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office currently facing? I think the
"key issue" facing the GCSO is ef-
ficiency. Efficiency includes fiscal

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$28.00 All Other Areas In Florida $32 Out Of State



Cindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Aleta Sheffield,
Kathy Hilliard, Lyn Ellison and Chris Rogers
Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton,
Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879.
POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To:
Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street,
Trenton, Florida 32693

responsibility and resource manage-
ment. When both areas are operating
at full efficiency the agency will be
more effective at combating crime
and operating at the highest level of
service with the lowest possible cost
to taxpayers.
What solution would you offer
to remedy this issue? The solution
I would offer is management and
leadership. I can apply basic and ad-
vanced management principals and
leadership skills that will have an im-
mediate and positive impact on the
day to day, as well as future, opera-
tions of the GCSO.
Please identify the priority, you
as sheriff would have in providing
service to the residents and busi-
nesses in Gilchrist County?
a) Reduce drugs on our streets.
b) Have a thorough crime investi-
gations staff.
c) Quick patrol response to 911
d) Treat each and every call fairly
and strive to provide equal services
to all municipalities.
My priority as the Sheriff would be
efficiency in ALL areas. It is a mis-
conception that in order to address
any one issue you must neglect an-
other. The structure and operation of
the Sheriff's Office allows for proper
handling of all the issues listed. With
proper management, leadership, and
individual accountability each of the
issues listed can, and will, be given
As sheriff would you strive to
work with the Gilchrist County
Commissioners on the operational
budget of the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office? YES! I am the
only candidate that has overseen'
and managed a large county budget.
While the Director of Public Safety
I worked well with the Gilchrist
County Commission always operat-
ing within budget and understanding
the process required. Budgeting, es-
pecially now in tight financial times,
is a difficult process for all involved
and should be a collective effort with
the best interests of the citizens the
ultimate goal.
As sheriff, how would you pre-"
pare the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office for future growth?
Preparation for future growth is
something that begins today. By op-
erating'at optimal e-fficiency today
the GCSO will-be well preparedto.
handle expansion when necessary.;
Ongoing critical analysis of the
County needs, along with input from.
the public, will allow the Sheriff to:
know what is required to meet those,



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Page Three

Guest Column

Life In A Small Town You settle back to enjoy the dark-
By Michael Aun ness and to simply marvel at a sky
My youngest son, Christopher, filled with glorious planets and
just finished nursing school and will stars... and, on this particular night,
pursue the profession of his mother, a full moon, which charmingly illu-
Christine and grandmother, Rita minutes and blankets the setting ever
Thiel. He has worked part time for so beautifully.
the City of St. Cloud, Florida in their Those of us who imbibe break out
parks and recreation department to a cold one. My current favorite is
help pay his way through nursing Yuengline beer, to which a colleague
school. of mine Tim Meals introduced me. I
One of his significant responsibili- politely wrap my longneck Lager in
ties is to host a "Movie in the Park" a non-descript cooler so as to not of-
once a month on the shores of East fend anyone, and sit back to watch thq
Lake Tohopekaliga here in St. Cloud, current flick of the month, Disney's
an 11,698 acre body of water in 2007 movie, Enchanted, staring Pat-
Osceola County. rick Dempsey and Amy Adams.
Christopher's nickname is Gutt, a Life doesn't get much better than
moniker his twin brothers Cory and this. Every small town in'America
Jason hung on him the day he was has its own unique thumbprint, many
born, derived from obvious origins. of which are featured at their annual
While the gut is no longer there, the festivals.
nickname remains. When I lived in South Carolina you
Gutt's job is to erect a huge 25-foot could attend a festival practically ev-
screen, set up the sound and video ery weekend, ranging from the Okra
projection system and host a free Strutt in Irmo to the South Carolina
movie once a month on the shoreline Peanut Party in Pelion to the Chitlin
of East Lake Toho. Strut in Salley to the Peach Festival
It is a magnificent setting at the in Gilbert. And those were just the
Lake Shore Marina, a favorite fish- ones in and around my home county.
ing hole for folks all over the world. In Florida, if you can grow it or
Kids and dogs frolic about as the sun raise it, we celebrate it. If you stick
sets over your shoulders in the shad- a broom stick in the ground, it will
ows of the towering palm trees that grow in Florida. You name it- straw-
advertise Florida so well. berries, tomatoes, citrus or corn.
Folks bring their lawn chairs and Heck, we even give kids a week off
blankets and spread out a picnic. Out in February to attend the local rodeo
comes the bug spray to address the so we can throw some spotlight on
issues surrounding the Florida state the horse and cattle industries.
bird, the mosquito, and his comrades As JulieAndrews narrates the mov-
in crime, Mayflies and love bugs. ie Enchanted and Patrick Dempsey
Floridian's are the world's largest and Amy Adams do their magic on
consumers of sun tan lotion and bug the huge screen, you can't help but
spray. Not a bad price to pay for liv- get lost in the splendid setting of
ing in paradise, everything that's still good and pure
As the crowd quiets down and the about life in a small town.
sun sets over our shoulders, folks vis- Most folks know one another and
it "Bubba" who is busy making hot- it's almost like events like this one
dogs on the grill. Nothing is better or church or weddings or funerals or
than a hotdog right off the grill with Friday night football games just give
mustard, ketchup and relish. Yum, us a great excuse to reacquaint our-
yum. And don't forget to grab a bag selves with all the is good about life
of 50 cent popcorn for a mid-movie in a small town.
snack. Does it get any better than this?

Letters to the Editor )

Government spending are now presumed to issue more
Front page headline, The Gilchrist tickets to raise more revenue. Money
County Journal, 07/10/08: "Court from building permits was recently
fees increased to make up for the reaching record amounts. Now, high-
state budget shortfalls." er court fees, too! Where does it all
Wake up citizens! Municipalities end?
are passing "Impact Fees" for more All of this is due to projected rev-
revenue. Law enforcement officers enue shortfalls because of Amend-

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.867ft. 1.842ft. 3.777 ft. -0.092 ft.
Jul 17, 08 3:07 AM 8:10 AM 1:39PM9:13 PM
Fri 2.938 ft. 1.719 ft. 3.815 ft. -0.097 ft.
Jul 18, 08 3:37 AM 8:51 AM 2:19 PM 9:45 PM
Sat 3.009 ft. 1.588 ft. 3.812 ft. -0.054 ft.
Jul 19, 08 4:04 AM 9:30 AM 2:57 PM 10:15 PM
Sun 3.090 ft. 1.443 ft. 3.758 ft. 0.049 ft.
Jul 20, 08 4:29 AM 10:09 AM 3:37 PM 10:44 PM
Mon 3.183 ft. 1.283 ft. 3.642 ft. 0.227 ft.
Jul 21, 08 4:54 AM 10:49 AM 4:18 PM 11:15 PM
Tue 3.286 ft. 1.117 ft. 3.455 ft. 0.490 ft.
Jul 22, 08 5:19 AM 11:31 AM 5:03 PM 11:48 PM
Wed 3.387 ft. 0.961 ft. 3.192 ft.
Jul 23, 08 5:47 AM 12:18 PM 5:55 PM
Full Moon: 7/18 4:00 AM

Name: Amber Cameron
Lives: Trenton
Age: 14
Family: Parents, Lee and Anita
Cameron; 10-year-old sister,
What have you been doing this
summer? Working at Anita's Cof-
fee Barn. In August I'm going to
Wild Adventures with my friends.
What do you learn at work? A
bunch of people skills, how to ac-
tually count money and I can cook
really good muffins. I'm always
trying out new recipes.
Customers' favorite: I would say
my Cream Cheese Danish Muffin
is the most popular.
Hobbies: Helping cook here at
work, helping my grandpa at his
cow farm and having fun with my
What is something not many
people know about you? I want-
ed to join the circus so I stood on a
ball and broke my arm...

ment One on our property taxes. So,
I reckon we citizens are too dumb to
recognize the police, building inspec-
tors, and clerk of courts are just "tax
collectors" who have to make up for
what the property tax collectors are
not getting.
Yet, the whole intent of Amend-
ment One was to get the message to
local municipalities to "cut spending"
and "less taxes." But our local gov-
ernments are too sensitive when they
fear having to lay off one bloating
government employee to cut costs.
And don't attempt to guilt-induce me
for my attitude while I'm working
six months of every year to meet my
forever increasing federal, state and
local tax burden, and two months of
every year to go to the gas pumps!
Harold A. Brammer
High Springs

Kids with nothing to
do in this good old
boy system area of
Gilchrist County
In response to the letter that Travis
Willis wrote in the Journal's June 26th
edition about the Trenton City Park
being re-opened for skate boarding --
- I am all for it! However, Willis' re-
marks about Gilchrist County, Tren-
ton in particular, the character of the
county and the people residing here
was rather harsh and unfounded. Yes,
there may be a significant percentage
of the population residing here that is
of the good old boy system, but this
is part of its inherent character and
that is what makes Gilchrist County
what it is. The county has no use for
people who want to change it! If we
want to live as if it were still 1908, as
Mr. Willis stated, then we will. There
is no reason to alter that as it is an-
other reason this county is a special
place to live.
Mr. Willis wrote an apology in the
July 10th issue which was greatly
appreciated, however, one's initial
statements are usually how one truly
feels, so his sincerity must be ques-
According to Mr. Willis, there is
nothing for our children to do. here.
Open your eyes Mr. Willis! Within
30-40 minutes you have movies,
bowling, go-carts, and skating, to
name a few. Right here locally are 3
rivers and lots of springs and parks.
Our kids are active in sports through
SVL and the public school system.
There are clubs, including drama, 4-
H, FFA and the health academy. And

Living Without Nourishment
(Kent Heaton)

The human body is composed in such a way that
without daily nourishment, weakness, disease and death
will follow. It will be a gradual process but one that if not
altered will result in a horrible death of starvation. Pictures
of emaciated children bring tears to the eye; parents who
also suffer from the depravation of proper nourishment
raise the anger of society to seek correction. A greater
need is found in the lives of people who have little or no
spiritual nourishment.
As in the physical body, the spiritual man requires daily
nourishment. Paul declared that our faith is determined by
our knowledge of the word of God (Romans 10:17). The
word of God is shown to be as the manna provided Israel
in the wilderness (Exodus 16). Jesus taught the Jews that
what they had in the wilderness did not give them lasting
life but He was the manna from heaven that gave eternal
life. "I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna
in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which
comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and
not die. I am the living bread that came down out of
heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever;
and the bread also which I will give for the life of the
world is My flesh (John 6:48-51)
Without the nourishment of Jesus Christ in our lives,
we cannot live. Each day must be filled with the desire
arid the filling of our hearts, minds and souls to partake of
the "bread of life." The word of God is as necessary in
our day-to-day lives as physical nourishment to our mortal
bodies. Without it; we die!
The Psalmist declared that he languished for salvation
in the Lord and he waited for the word of the Lord to
revive him (Psalm 119:81-88). He loved the law of the

lord and it was his mediation all the day (Psalm 119:97).
Psalm 1 shows the value of meditating on the word of God
daily: "His delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His
law he meditates day and night" (v2). The measure of our
faith is proportionate to the measure of our daily
nourishment of the word of God. Little contact with the
Lord will offer little hope in the Lord. Little hope in the
Lord will starve your spiritual life to death.
Do you struggle daily with the challenges of life? Are
the temptations of life overwhelming your courage to fight
off sin? Spending time in the everlasting manna will give
hope and victory to your lives. How sad that so much is
available to us from the word of God and how little we use
in our lives. Paul declared the gospel was the power of
God (Romans 1:16). This power is the manna of our lives
that gives us hope, vision, courage, faith and the ability to
fight off the disease of sin. Without it we are doomed.
The people of God were destroyed for lack of
knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Living without the nourishment of
the knowledge of the grace of God will cause our lives to
wilt away in a miserable agony of spiritual death. Make
your commitment to live with the word of God each and
every day of your lives as much as you commit to taking
care of your mortal bodies. Our fleshly bodies will pass
away but our inward man must be renewed daily.
"Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer
man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day
by day" (2 Corinthians 4:16). "Put on the new self who is
being renewed [daily- keh] to a true knowledge according
to the image of the One who created him" (Colossians
3:10). Don't go hungry. Your life depends on it!

Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693

Please Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com

Email kerux@bellsouth.net

Who do people say you look like?
It depends on who you ask!
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: "Sweet Home
When school starts in August:
I will be in 9th grade at Trenton
High School. I'm looking forward
to it. I've been in private school
my whole life so I'm excited.

there are family and friends in which
our kids enjoy "hanging around
with." Sometimes it may take a little
extra work on the part of the parents
to help our children stay directed and
involved in non mischievous activi-
. ties, but that may be a little too old
fashioned for you city folk.
Sure it would be nice to have the
park open for skateboarding for kids
who are interested in that. However,
they were provided the opportunity
to use the park for skating, yet they
chose to use it for other activities,
some of which were illegal. There-
fore, rightfully, it was taken away
from them. Mr. Willis called this In-
dian giving. We good old boys call it
disciplinary action. That means con-
sequences you pay for doing wrong.
As far as kids now days not want-
ing to become farmers, Mr. Willis is
sadly mistaken. Just look at the 4-H
members in this county alone, as well
as those involved in the phenomenal
FFA program. Many of these kids
have a strong desire to become farm-
ers. Trent Pridgeon, Orrie Roberts,
Quinton Gregory, Cody Langford,
Lyndsey Bruce, Devin Taylor, Heath
Hart, Brett Crawford and Kyle Mikell
are just a few who possess that de-
Following your dreams (as Mr.
Willis discussed) should always be
a foundation of educational achieve-
ments, but it should be founded upon
realism. Becoming a successful
farmer is much more likely than be-
coming a successful skateboarder, not
only in this county, but also world-
wide. You, Mr. Willis are among
the minority in that you are able to
support your family by traveling
around the world performing your
extreme sport of motocross. What
type of educational background did
you have to achieve in order to attain
such success? And Tony Hawk? I
would not be so sure that too many
people are aware of who he is, or do
too many people care. But, when it
comes to fueling your body to be able
to perform, I don't suppose that Kelly
Philman, Tommy Jones, Earl Jones,
or L.R. Thomas and family come to
your mind do they? These are some
of the successful farmers of our lo-
cal community that help provide food
that you eat!
I cannot answer Mr. Willis' ques-
tions about who makes the decisions
for the county, or why Tim Kinsey
and Mayor Thigpen disagreed with
reopening the park. Maybe since you
move around a lot, you need to find
another city (that provides more of
those activities for the youth) to live
in. In the meantime, do not degrade
our community and what it stands

Lottery Numbers
IJuly 9
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $12 million
5-Digit Winners:
54 at $6,358.50
4-Digit Winners
3,397 at $82
3-Digit Winners:
69,663 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

July 12
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $16 million
5-Digit Winners:
82 at $5,281.50
4-Digit Winners:
5,037 at $69.50
3-Digit Winners:
100,163 at $4.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

You know, when our children grad-
uated from high school and moved
out and on with their lives, I felt kind
of lost. There really is something to
that old empty nest thing, I had days
when I thought that my life had just
came to a standstill, nobody needed
me anymore.
Now, the future is looking oh so
bright. Our daughter, Carrie will be
having our first grandchild at the be-
ginning of October. It's a lot of fun
watching Carrie and her husband
Adam as they prepare to become par-
ents. Carrie and I have been working
away selecting and making the bed-
ding for little Allie. I have always
loved pink and as you might have al-
ready guessed we are not sparing the
pink in the nursery.
Meanwhile we have excitement on
the other front as our son, J. and his
wife Lyndsay are building their first
home. And when I saying building I
mean really building it since J. and
his crew of family and friends framed
their home in about four days. Most
of the inside work will be done by
J. and Lyndsay. It'will take a while
but it sure is going to be fun to watch
as they complete their home. I can't
tell you how proud I am of him. He
has become such a talented carpen-
ter over the past couple of years. It
seems there isn't anything he can't do
if it has to do with the building trade.
You parents who have a child go-
ing into their senior year of high
school let me share that there really is
life after your child becomes grown
and gone. It is such an exhilarating
feeling to watch them spread their
wings and fly. To stand on the side-
lines and watch as one cranks out an
especially good article for front page
of the Journal and the other amazes
me when I realize he has learned to
lay bricks so skillfully.
How proud we are of the success
they both have had in their chosen
careers. Sure from time to time we
worry about them jumping, off in one
venture or another too deeply. But as
we watch them work through and rise
once again to the top we have a new

for, especially only having lived in
the area for nine months. We have a
lot of character here, probably more
than most places.
Mr. Willis ended his letter by stat-
ing that he may not have a lot of
cows, but he has a lot of heart. And
the way he was raised is that heart is
everything. That is great Mr. Willis,
but I will end this by saying that your
heart is as healthy as you eat. And
the cows are what provide many of
those healthy ingredients your heart
requires in order to sustain life.....So
maybe you ought to invest more time
in cows than you do in skateboarding
or motocross.
Jennifer Townsend,
Mother of four boys
with plenty to do

respect for their grit and get-it-done
At this point in our lives it seems
that we are no longer in control but
standing by cheering them on as they
run a race that is mostly finished for
us. It seems the wonders and joy of
having a family are endless.
From what I hear from a couple of
my good friends who have beat me to
grandmother-hood, I ain't seen noth-
ing yet. The rumor has it there isn't
anything to compare with becoming
a grandparent.

As the long hot days of summer
stretch out before us the following
Ham and Macaroni Salad sure would
be good served for supper most any

3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 pound lean cooked ham, cut into
2 boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickle
Cherry tomatoes to garnish
1 cup mustard buttermilk dressing
In a large mixing bowl, combine
the macaroni, ham, cheese, eggs,
onion, celery and pickle and toss to
mix well. Add the dressing, stir till
well blended, cover and chill for two
hours or more.
Garnish with cherry or grape toma-
toes cut in half.

1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Kraft)
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Black pepper to taste.
In a small bowl, combine all the
ingredients and stir till well blended.
If not used immediately, store in a
covered jar in the refrigerator. .
This dressing can also be used for
coleslaw. It keeps for one week in the

North Gilchrist
Volunteer Fire
pancake breakfast
The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly
pancake breakfast on July 19, 2008
from 8 to 10 a.m. For a donation we
offer eggs, sausage, several different
kinds of pancakes, coffee, tea, and
juice. Our fire station is located on
C.R. 138 2.5 miles east of Hwy. 129.
Come out and enjoy a delicious meal
with your family and friends.

Advertising pays'

By Cindy Jo Ayers


Billy Smith for Sheriff

Meet & Greet

You Are Invited!

Friday, July 18, 2008
Bell Community Center
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

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

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Caelum Surrency

Happy 1st Birthday
Caelum Surrency celebrated his 1st birthday with his parents, Brad and
Libby and his brothers, Payton and Isaiah on Tuesday July 8.
A party and birthday cake with family and friends made the celebration
complete on Saturday, July 12.

Visiting the Trenton area this past
week were Frank Ray, Cindy Polk
and family. Ray lives in Eustace, Tex-
as now. He went to school in Trenton
as many of you will remember. While
in town he visited Charlotte Philman
while she was in Hospice. He and his
family had dinner at Deke's with Pat
Williams and her daughter Gail also
Sharon Boyette Galant. Ray would
like to hear from his friends. Ray's
address is 156 Bent Tree Circle, Eu-
stace, Texas 75124.
Also visiting Trenton last week
was Kaulder Kressman of Bascom,
Florida. Kaulder stopped by the Jour-
nal with his Aunt Lisa Kressman Al-
lerton. Kaulder's older brother Kade
recently competed in the Alabama
High School Rodeo Association's
rodeo and took first place in Steer
Wrestling and Bull Riding. Kade
was named the Rookie of the Year
with the AHRA. Kade and Kaulder
are the sons of Karl aka "Clyde" and
Julie Kressman. Aunt Lisa and Kaul-
der spent time trimming the vines
away from the camellias in the yard
of Trenton's former Mayor. Hilda
Kressman. They also visited with
longtime family friends Buck and
Peggy Mitchell.
Wayne and Carol Deen of Trenton
made a trip to Maggie Valley, North
Carolina last week. Wayne's sis-
ter who has been sick for sometime
passed away.
Happy Birthday wishes to: Shawn
Jones, Courtney Wise, Jonathan

Saunders, Charlene Leasor, Pat-
ric Langford, Katina Caldwell, and
Jeannie Duvall on July 17; Josh Was-
son, Kaitlyn Myers, Ronnie Hicks,
and Payton Parnell on July 18, Pat-
ty Leggett, Jean Richardson, Chris
Riess, Andrew Martin, Grace Harris,
and Lanie Brooke Castor on July 19;
Hailie Leggett, and Cory Roth on
July 20; Jonathan Kincaid, Howard
Blank, Sarah Latner, Sabra Lind-
sey, J.D. Jordan, and Tiffany Ow-
ens VunCannon on July 21; Casey
Templeton, Kristen Bradley, Michael
Graham, and Ella Grace Wood on
July 22; Gladys MacHenry, Jennifer
Apone, Heather Breton, Lucy Lacey
and Merle Jordan on July 23.
Happy Anniversary wishes to: Mr.
and Mrs. James Sheffield, and Mr.
and Mrs. Garry Kirby on July 18; Jim
and Ruth Allison on July 23.
Jose Andres Juarez, 8/10/1989,
and Rosa Marie Perez Velasquez,
1/15/1985, both of Newberry.
Joshua James Coleman, 3/15/1981,
and Michelle Lyn Austin, 4/21/1984,
both of Newberry.
Kirk Charles Johnson, 4/5/1981,
and Tabitha Marie Hines, 9/5/1986,
both of Bell.
Lester Eugene Paulk, 2/17/1947,
andAndrea Rosemond Poll, 9/9/1949,
both of Old Town.
James Richard Ballentine,
8/10/1982, and Kelly Ann Hottinger,
1/20/1985, both of Branford.
Ira Leroy Keene, 8/1/1965, and
Melinda Claudette Mosley, 9/8/1972,
both of Chiefland.
Brenton Lou Corbett, 1/4/1985, of
High Springs, and Lindsey Rabum
Baker, 9/9/1988, of Trenton.

David John Flanick, 6/2/1987, of
Trenton, and Cassandra Lynn Nel-
son, 12/21/1989, of Chiefland, were
married on 7/6/08 in Trenton by Rev.
Robert Warren.
Vincent JohnBorn, 10/31/1963, and
Tamora Suzette Carty, 12/15/1963,
both of Bell were married on 7/4/08
in Bell by Mrs. Deborah Craft, notary
Ralph Ernest Volts, Jr., 6/13/1950,
of Gainesville, and Pattie Anne Void-
anoff, 12/10/1965, of Trenton, were
married 7/3/2008 in High Springs by
Rev. Archie Knowles.
Daniel Christopher Woods,
10/17/1982, and Melissa Ann Rug-
gles, 7/6/1983, both of Bell, were
married on 7/4/08 in Bell by Charles
E. Bryant, notary public.
Kyle Joseph Houston, 10/17/1988,
and Belinda Renae Bundy, 6/3/1990,
both of Bell, were married on
7/3/2008 in Bell by Meghan Wooten,
notary public.
Donald Wilson, 7/22/1932, andAn-
nie Lois Moreland, 7/7/1948, both of
Trenton, were married on 7/10/2008
in Trenton by Mrs. Deborah Craft,
notary public.




* 463-0079

You for

^^7 allowing me to serve
$F7 another term as

Gilchrist County

Commissioner, District 1.

I appreciate your support over the

past four years and look forward serving another

four years. I am always available to listen to your

Keep Bob on the Board ...
Bob has served us faithfully for the past three and a half years and
currently serves as Chairman of the Gilchrist County School Board.
Under his leadership we have become a certified School Board, for the
first time in our history. Consider several major changes to our local
educational system.
More and more of our students are taking advantage of dual enroll-
ment. They can graduate from High School and earn an AA degree at
the same time. All of the tuition and much of the instructional materi-
als are covered through an articulation agreement with the Lake City
Community College (LCCC). This represents a real savings to our stu-
dents and their parents.
In 2006 the School Board opened the LCCC campus in Bell to provide
easier access to our community. Not only are our high school students
taking _iyantage. of it but so are many people from the surrounding
communities. They als6 provide on-line coOrses for those who may have-
SIcohfliCi ng schedule.
St. Leo University, Trenton Campus, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on
Tuesday May 6, 2008. This was a momentous occasion which provides
the ability of any Gilchrist County child to be able to go from Kindergar-
ten through their Masters Degree right here in Gilchrist County.
Gilchrist County students are performing above the state average in
reading, mathematics and science, according to the 2008 Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results released last week.
Many people were involved in making these things happen but your
School Board was out front leading the charge towards higher achieve-
ment. We are constantly looking for ways to improve. I believe I can
continue to add proven leadership and experience to our School Board.
I have a sincere desire to serve our community and use my knowledge
and depth of experience to help our School Board continue towards the
standard of expected excellence.
Clearly Qualified and Clearly Experienced

Vote for Bob Clemons on August 26, the clear choice,
for School Board Member, District 2
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To Each Citizen of Gilchrist County:
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every one of you
for allowing me to serve another term as your Property Appraiser. This is a position
that I do not take lightly, and I am extremely grateful and honored to continue
serving in this capacity.
Please remember that the door to my office is always open, and my staff and I will
gladly continue to be available to serve you.
Again, thank you for your confidence and faith in me.
Damon C. Leggett, CFA
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
(352) 463-3190

.***** THANK YOU,

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grumbach

cee6rwate 60J& awzuuoe arst
Peter and, Elizabeth Grumbach of Bell will be celebrating their 50th wed-
ding anniversary on July 25, 2008.
The Grumbach's were married on July 25, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Grumbach.
Democratic Executive Committee to meet
The Democratic Executive Committee of Gilchrist County will meet on
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the County Commis-
sioners. All are welcome to attend. Candidates are encouraged to participate.
This will be a planning meeting for the political rallies that will be held on
August 9 at 4 p.m.






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The Jennings Lake Cemetery group
will meet at Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill
in Bell on Saturday. July 26, 2008 at
6 p.m.
People who have loved ones buried
at Jennings Lake or who plan to be
buried there themselves are invited to
the meeting. Please place this date on
your calendar.
The money we have invested does
not make enough interest money to
pay for the mowing and general up-
keep of the cemetery.
In the last year or so we have sold
donation chances on afghans and a
quilt to help with the expenses. We
have also had a garage sale to raise
Our money is invested with Bank-

ers Life and Casualty Company. A
representative of that company will
meet with us on the 26th of July. We
hope the company will assist us in
making more money on our invest-
J.M. "Murph" Everett

(ot w&;ddrL

Put a wedding announce-
ment in the Gilchrist Coun-
ty Journal and let everyone

Jennings Lake Cemetery

meeting on July 26

for Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91. Ihis
is the first meeting with the newly
elected officers. Come out in support
and let's make the 2008/2009 year a
productive one.
Your support will help the Post in
carrying out the purpose for which
the American Legion exists.

4-J-Tr ot
John D. Rockefellor once said,
"The common denominator for
success is work." Instilling a
strong work ethic in oneself is an
important life skill young people
learn in 4-H.
Erin Jones is a twelve-year-old
member of Wilcox 4-H Club and is
a very hard worker. Erin has been
in 4-H for seven years and keeps
her own herd of cattle along with
her family's cows. Erin has raised
and exhibited many breeds of cattle
including Angus, Shorthorn, and
Limousin. Erin has done well with
her heifers and steers showing in
Georgia, at the Florida State Fair,
the North Florida Fair, and at many
other shows around the state.
Erin is a junior member of the
Florida Cattlemen's Association
and the Georgia Cattlemen's As-
Erin won Supreme Grand Cham-
pion at the North Florida Fair with
her Shorthorn heifer and was the
overall 4-H member of the year as
a junior member two years ago.
Erin is very involved in several
4-H projects including the poul-
try project with her ducks, the cat
project, rabbits, and Erin loves 4-
H because it gives her a chance to
interact with other young people
with similar interests.
Erin will tell you the best thing

at 5:30U p.m. and we ask the members
to bring a dessert to share. Our regu-
lar meeting starts at 7 p.m. and we
would like to see *you there. The date
is the 17th of July, please come out
and support your Post.
Leeman White

Denis with some of his grandchildren and his Gator birthday cake!

Riordan's 80th birthday

( Raymond D. "Ray"

School Board Member District 2

Vote For Performance Not Politics
There is a saying that "you can predict what
people will do, based on their past."
I served 4 years on the School Board Advisory
Committee and 16 years as school board
member in District 2.
I served as chairman 4 years. When I was
elected our salaries and facilities were not good.
When I left the board our salaries and benefits
were as good as any county in our area, and our
facilities were the best in the area and getting
better. Also we had put in the best technology
system in the state and our vocational program
was very strong. Looking into the future we
built 2 buildings with grant money that now
house the Lake City Community College and St.
Leo College.
Tough decisions were made to accomplish all
this. I will help make decisions based on what is
right and not politics.
I have supported our schools before, during and
after I was on the school board, because I care
about our schools.
Political advertisement paid and approved by
Raymond D."Ray" Hutchinson for School Board Member District 2

Araceli, Sean, Shannon, and Bridget
of Bell; John, Suzanne, Joseph, Brian,
and Francis of Bell; Matt, Annmarie,
Veronica and Julia of Springfield,
Virginia; Brian and Patti Riordan of
Dad, we love you dearly. We sin-
cerely thank you for everything you
have done for all of us.
Happy Birthday Grandpa and from
all the Grandkids, "I've been work-
ing on the railroad, all the livelong
day".....one more time!

Rotary vs.


softball game

planned for

August 8
Political hardball will take a twist
on Aug. 8 when Trenton Rotary
Club members take the field against
Gilchrist County political candidates
for a softball game that will benefit
Suwannee Valley Leagues.
The four-inning game will begin
at 7 p.m. at the Field of Dreams, ex-
plained Trenton Rotary Club Presi-
dent Charlie Smith.
Following the game candidates
will be given the opportunity to in-
troduce themselves.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, boiled pea-
nuts and drinks will be sold at the
The admission to this once-in-a-
lifetime game will be only $1.

Political Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel Slaughter, Republican, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County

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Erin Jones
she's learned in 4-H is leadership.
Erin is secretary of the Wilcox 4-
H Club and reporter for the County
4-H Council. Erin hopes to attend
4-H Congress in the next few years
when she is old enough.
Erin says one of the most excit-
ing things she ever did was watch
Dolly Parton perform live at Dol-
lywood. Erin is very intelligent
and has no trouble making friends
in 4-H because she has such a nice
Congratulations, Erin, on being
the 4-H'er of the Week!
Of course, 4-H is open to any
young person in Gilchrist County
ages 5-18 regardless of race, gen-
der, religion, or creed.

American Legion Post 91 to meet Riordan family gather
This month is the new beginning We have a donation dinner starting to celebrate Denis J.

Recently the Riordan Family of
Gilchrist County gathered to cel-"
ebrate Denis J. Riordan's 80th birth-
day. Even though Denis doesn't turn
80 until November, the family took
the opportunity around Memorial
Day to spend a week on the beach
in Destin, Florida. What a wonder-
ful time to recall the many blessings
God has provided us in America, in
the Riordan family and the miracle
of life!
Attending the Riordan "Beach
Bash" were: Denis and Joan Ma-
rie Riordan of Trenton; Tim, Susan,
Kyle, and Michelle Riordan of Lake-
land; Mike and Sheila Lovelace of
Monticello and their daughter, Chris-
ten DesHotels with her husband, Jer-
emy. and their new son, Andrew of
New Port Richey; Terry and Kathy
Riordan of Sorrento; Denis, Mar-
garet, Jack, Tommy, Charlotte, and
Katie of Prairieville, Louisiana; Pat,

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thanks you for your support and asks you to elect him as your next Sheriff.

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Experience Matters

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Bell Middle/High School students,
Natasha Dahlgren, 9th grade, and
Nikki Bolender, 7th grade, attended
the FSU Middle School Band Camp
in Tallahassee last week.
At this one-week large ensemble
camp, students from 94 different
schools across the US received in-
struction in individual sessions, small
sectionals, and large ensembles. They
provided students with the oppor-
tunity to work directly with faculty
from FSU and nationally recognized
conductors and teachers. Each clas-

BMS Band students attend FSU
Middle School Band Camp

Samantha Ryan, Kristen Burke and Erica Dahlgren.
Bell Band students attend FSU
Band Leadership Camp
Seniors Erica Dahlgren and Sa- many drum major styles and intro-
mantha Ryan, 2008-2009 Drum Ma- duced basic and advanced conduct-
jors, and Kristen Burke, a BHS Junior ing techniques, score analysis, block
and Band Lead Historian, shared a drills and much more. The camp has
dorm-room together while attending trained many of the finest high school
.the FSU Band Leadership Camp last drum majors and student leaders in
week in Tallahassee. the Southeast.
The week long camp is designed Our drum majors would like to
for drum majors, section leaders, thank the Bell Purple Powerhouse
band captains, and other leadership Band Boosters for their support
personnel. The instruction focused and are looking forward to working
on developing leadership skills, com- hard and sharing their learned skills
munication skills and group dynam- with other students in the upcoming
ics. The instruction incorporated school year.

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Registration and Party Change deadline
is July 28 for the August 26
Primary Election.

Florida has a Closed Book Primary
which means you have to vote in the party
you are registered. If you're not sure
what party you are registered with,
please give us a call.

Early Voting is August 11-23
9am 5pm at the
Supervisor of Election's Office
in the courthouse.

Don't want to drive to the polls
due to high gas prices?
Sick? Out of town?

Call: Connie, Tracy, or Lisa

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Toll Free: 800-471-8083

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Using Mulches
If you already use mulches in your
yard, you are ahead of the game. Plac-
ing a layer of mulch directly around
shrubs and trees and on flower beds
helps conserve water. Mulch also
adds nutrients to the soil and reduces
weed growth.
The best mulches include pine
bark, pine needles, and leaves. Cy-
press mulch is used widely but it is
not a good environmental choice be-
cause it comes from slow growing
Cypress trees that help conserve our
For best results, spread 2 to 4 inch-
Back to Sc
The Relative Caregiver Founda-
tion, Inc. is sponsoring an educational
awareness for children with disabili-
ties on July 26, 2008 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the Bell Town Park on NW
Paris Street and Hwy. 129.
This event is open to relatives rais-
ing children and the community.
Dr. Valletta will be our guest speak-
er on children with ADHD/ADD.
Martin with Advocates Family Net-
work on Disabilities is offering Intro-
ductory Workshop on Children with




omte Garden

es of mulch on plant beds. Pull the,,
mulch back from the plant stem to"
protect the stems from rotting.
Don't use compost or mulch that'
has diseased material. Mulching may;
attract termites, so it should not bel
piled up right next to buildings foun-'
Inorganic mulch like gravel and;
colored rock will not hold moisture"
and white rock reflects heat, which is,
stressful to plants.
Timely Gardening Tips are brought';
to you by Leonard Allen of Allen's,
Nursery, Hwy. 55 A, Old Town, 542-'
7284 or 356-0288.
hool Bash
There will be games for children1
of all ages with school supplies as,!
prizes. In addition, there will be other]
events for youth. Younger children,
are welcome.
There will be a hot dog stand fund:-
raiser and raffle baskets.
Volunteers are needed, as well as.'
donations of school supplies.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.,
Bring chairs for seating. For more in-
formation call (352) 535-7748.


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Where: Pell Community Center
When: August 16th 2008
Time: 5:00pm-8:OOpm
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Let me answer any question
you have about
What I can do for 1ilchrist County and
Why I Want to be Your Sheriff!
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|I | All-American, the American Junior Brahman Association Show

Christopher "Wade" Ross

Christopher "Wade" Ross

graduates from

University of Florida
Christopher "Wade" Ross graduated from the University of Florida
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Environmental Sciences and Soil and Water Science.
Graduation took place at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gaines-
ville on May 2, 2008.
Wade is a graduate of Chiefland High School.
He is the son of Robert W. and Nancy Ross and the brother of Austin
Ross and Tonya Corbett.



Please come down and meet ,
Charlie. He loves to play
and gets along great with .
others. Charlie loves a :
great big bear hug and can't
wait to share your cookies with you. He's
hoping to find a home where he can go for car
rides and lay on the couch and watch TV with
someone. He will even let you hold the remote.
Now that's a good man. So come see Charlie at
Gilchrist County Animal Shelter 352-463-3158.

The youth of our area represented
us well, the week of June 23 thru 28
in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the All-
American, the national youth show
for the American Junior Brahman
Briana, Brandalyn, and Bethalan
Bishop, all of Trenton, competed in
the four-day show. There was a total
of 472 Brahmans shown by 169 youth
from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona,
Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.
On Friday, June 27, Briana showed
a heifer, MDS Doc Jr's Lady 295,
which won her class out of 20; her
heifer Miss J-S 620 placed sixth out
of 19. Brandalyn's heifer, Miss Ka-
Wai Frostie 112, won her class of 27
and LS Ms Holly Paret Crata 104,
placed third out of 22 in her class.
On Saturday, Briana exhibited IS
Mr. Majestic 69/7, her young bull. He
won his class, then proceeded to win
the Calf Champion Grand Champion
for his division and then was named
the Reserve Champion Bull Overall
fro the 2008 American Junior Brah-
man Association All-American.
Along with showing their Brah-
mans, there were other activities for
the youth to compete in: public speak-
ing, a herdsman's quiz, quiz bowl,
poster contest, photography contest,
an autograph contest, and herdsman
contest. In the senior division, Bri-
ana placed third in public speaking,

Chiefland FFA
Alumni hosting
The Chiefland FFAAlumni is host-
ing its first saltwater fishing tourna-
ment on August 9, 20Q8.
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



You are invited to visit with all the

Democratic Party Candidates

at the FFA Alumni Rodeo Arena

Rally to be held on


August 9th jt

MEET & GREET 4:00 p.m.

SPEAKING 6:30 p.m.

Come Meet and Greet Your Candidates!

The Public is encouraged to attend!

Political advertisement paid for and approved by the Democratic Executive Committee of Gilchrist County


Briana Bishop, shown with IS Mr Majestic 69/7, the Reserve Champion Bull at the 2008 AJBA All-
American recently in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

seventh in the photography contest
and eighth in the herdsman's quiz.
In the intermediate division, Branda-
lyn placed sixth in public speaking,
seventh in the photography contest,
and seventh in the herdsman's quiz.

Bethalan won the autograph contest,
collecting over 600 autographs in just
three days. The girls from IS Ranch
won the herdsman award as being the
best at keeping their area and beds

the nicest and cleanest all week.
A great time was had by all and the
group is making plans to attend the
All-American next year in College
Station, Texas.

($300) and Most Overall Weight
combining the first two categories
($500). All prizes will be based on a
two person limit and must adhere to
state laws.
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
at (352)-535-5152.

A Lifelong Dedicated Law Enforcement Officer

Elect Billy Smith as the New Gilchrist County Sheriff

2003 Instructor Techniques Refresher
2002 Florida Public Records
.. Management Seminar */.)I
2002 Incident Command System
Awareness ICS-100
2002 Death and Homicide

Listed below are some of the manage-
ment and law enforcement courses
that I have completed during my law
enforcement career:

Management Training
*'Police Administration and Management
* Florida Criminal Justice Executive
* Effective Budgeting For Criminal Justice
* Florida Department Of State Records
Management Seminar
* 13 years on-the-job management

Law Enforcement Training
2008 Child Abuse Investigations
2008 Terminal Agency Coordinator
2007 Instructor Techniques, CMS Version
2007 Booby Traps, Bomb Threat
2007 Course on Drugs in America
2007 Risk Management and Violence
Undercover Operations
2007 EOC/ICS Interface
2006 Glock Armors Course
2006 National Incident Command System
2005 Effective Budgeting For Criminal
Justice Agencies
2005 DNA Evidence from Collection to
the Courtroom
2003 Human Diversity for Instructors
2003 Incident Command System -




Safe and Legal Traffic Stops
Juvenile Sexual Offender
Human Diversity Training
Domestic Violence Intervention
Incident Command System
F.A.T.S III Training
D.E.A Highway Interdiction
Basic Crime Scene Processing
Domestic Violence
Archaeological Sites
Hostage Negotiations
Instructor Techniques
Concealment Areas With a

1991 Field Training Officer
1991 Basic Volunteer Firefighter


Hazmat Levels 1 & 2
Shotgun Familiarization
FCIC Basic Telecommunications
Radar Operations
Law Enforcement Academy
Corrections Academy

Listed below are the
law enforcement certifications
that I hold:

* Law Enforcement
* Corrections
* General Criminal Justice Instructor
* Criminal Justice Driving Instructor
* Taser Instructor
* Glock Armorer

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

Please call 352-538-5823, if you
have any questions, or wish to
schedule an appointment to meet
with me.

Intermediate and Basic
2003 Investigative Interviews
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Billy Smith, Republican, for Sheriff
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The annual Bass/Stringer reunion
will be held on Saturday, July 19,
2008 at the 4th District Community
Center just west of Branford on U.S.
Doors will open at approximately
10:30 a.m. until. Dress casual, bring
a covered dish. Buffet style lunch
served at noon. Please be sure to
bring any photos and mementos you
care to share. Copier will be available
for copies.
For further info or directions,
please call Linda at (386) 454-2018
or Cher at (386) 935-0559 or cell
(386) 209-1559.

Akins Family
The Akins 26th annual reunion will
be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at
the Suwannee River Shrine Club on
Hwy. 26 between Trenton and Fan-
ning Springs at 12 noon. We will eat
at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

Mock Family
The Mock family invites all of their
family and friends to their reunion on
July 20th at Hart Springs in Pavilion
B. Bring a picnic lunch and we will
begin eating at 12:30 p.m.
We are looking forward to seeing
all of you.
For more information contact Inez
Adams at (386) 454-1694.

Nettles, Parrish
and Polk Families
The annual Nettles, Parrish and
Polk reunion will be held on Sunday,
July 20th, 2008 at the Hart Springs
Park, Pavilion A, in Bell.
Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m., so
bring your favorite covered dish.
Come early and stay late. All paper
goods will be provided.
If anyone has any questions please
call Patti at (352) 871-3960 or Elaine
at (352) 472-2443.

Kelly Family
The annual Kelly family reunion
will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008
at the home of A.M. Kelly, Jr. at 339
NW CR 341 in Bell.
All family and friends are invited
to attend. Please bring a covered dish
and join us for lunch at 1 p.m.

Swilley Family
Our annual Swilley reunion will be
at Hart Springs on Sunday, July 27,
Bring a covered dish lunch. Lunch
will be served at 1 p.m.
Come early and stay late to visit
with family and friends.

Viola Crews
Shepherd Family
The Viola Crews Shepherd family
will be having a reunion on Saturday,
August 2, 2008 at the Bell Commu-
nity Center.
All family members and friends
are invited to attend. A covered dish
luncheon will be served at 12 noon.

Poley Horne
The Poley Home reunion will be
held on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at
the Levy County Quilt Museum.
S.J. Hall will be entertaining, bring
your guitars, fiddles, and food.
Call 493-2801 for more informa-

42nd Philman
Family and
Please make plans to attend the
42nd Philman family and friends re-
union on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at
Hart Springs, pavilion A and B.
Bring your favorite dish along with
all the trimmings, drinks, ice, etc. to
share. Lunch will be served follow-
ing a short meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Arrive early and stay late. Meet
new family members, remember the
old days, and make new memories
for the future. Bring your pictures,
stories, etc. to share and help make
this reunion a blessing for everyone
that attends.

Planning a family
Announce your plans for a family
or high school reunion in the Gilchrist
County Journal to let family members
and long-forgotten classmates know!
Call 463-7135.


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It is no secret that Gilchrist County is suffering with a drug problem.
Whether it is illegal drugs or prescription drugs, most citizens have
seen the damage caused by drugs in one way or another. Adults have
died from drug overdoses, children have abused drugs on school
campus and there have been two recent drug related murders in our
I want the citizens to realize that drugs are not a law enforcement
problem. Drugs are a social problem. It is the responsibility of law
enforcement to enforce all laws pertaining to illegal drug activity.
As sheriff, I will ensure drug laws are strickly enforced. My policy of "Zero Tolerance"
means just that, no matter who is involved.
My plan is to use my training, deputies, assets from the multi-agency drug task force, state
and federal agencies to aggressively seek out those involved with illegal drug activity until
they are arrested, decide to change their lifestyles or make the decision to leave Gilchrist
County. I will seize any and all property that is associated with felony drug activity. I want
everyone involved in illegal drug activity to know that "I will make it difficult to possess,
use or sell drugs in Gilchrist County."
I want all citizens to know that any information passed to the Sheriff's Office concerning
drug activity in their neighborhoods will be considered confidential. Most importantly,
"Action will be taken."
I will take a personal interest in educating our youth about the consequences of drugs. I
wish to speak with each child in our schools and give them as much information as possible
to prevent their involvement with drugs. Drug prevention on school campus will be a
personal priority of mine.
When elected Sheriff, my message will be "Check your drugs at the county line. There
will be no warnings, there will be no excuses."
Working together, we can clean up the drugs in Gilchrist County. The only cost to you will
be your vote.
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JoyfuCiHeart Q
Well, here we are in the middle of e--- -
July and most stores have summer
clothes, crafts and outdoor items on
sale to make room for fall such as
that. Before you can blink an eye ev-
eryone will be shopping for back-to-
school items and summer will be un-
officially over. Where does the time
go? Didn't we all say by this time
we'd have the Christmas project
started, finished or at the very least
thought through? How's that work-
ing for you?
In an effort to get underway on
Wednesday, July 30th we are having
our Christmas in July meeting and
asking everyone to bring ideas, sam-
ples of homemade ornaments, gifts
and the like to share with one another L -..
and give us the jump start we need.
Our 4th of July party held on July
2nd was great. Needless to say, not
only did our cup runneth over but our
plates as well. There were a variety of
finger sandwiches, potato salad, mac- Elaine Nemeth proudly displays o
aroni salad, deviled eggs, chips and Our flower block club quilt is just
dip, hot dogs with all the works, des- about ready to go on a frame and we
serts galore and so much more. There hope we can encourage more folks
were only fifteen of us because some to help with the quilting even if they
folks were out of town. They surely feel they aren't an expert at the task,
missed out on a fun-filled feast. practice makes perfect as the saying
Our rooster quilt blocks, for our goes.
next club quilt, are just about all fin- As much as we hate 32 degree
ished. It is going to be something to weather in the winter, I think I can
crow about when completed, no pun say that we don't like 95 degrees any
intended, well sort of. better. I can always add on a sweater
We made over seventy 4th of July or two but there's only so much cloth-
tray favors for Olga Knott to take to ing a body can shed especially with
the Tri-County nursing facility and a body like mine. I look forward to
we will be starting on our Christmas
project of bibs for them. We are go-.
ing to join forces with the Branford _'.
Woman's Club and make bed spreads
for them. We will work on these a dif-
ferent day than our regular Wednes-
day meetings.
We are nearly finished with our sec-
ond "101 Dalmation" quilted throw TOM R
and it will be donated to the son of DISASTER/STORM RECOVERY
the father that bought the first one at LANDCLEARING & SITE PREP
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those not often enough, cooling thun-
derstorms and the heavenly breeze
that comes with them.
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Ailien Kooi does the most beautifid applique. This wall hanging will go to
the fair in Tampa.

Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
July 9 at the Levy County Quilt Mu-
seum. There is a lot of teaching quilt-
ing each week as we have new and
members that are leaving and it's fun
to see how well they do.
The 4-H sewing club had a great
time Monday and'it's fun to teach
them what to do. Years ago we learned
all this in school but today everything

has changed.
Derick and six boys were out Tues-
day and we got the two big rolls of
batting rolled out, measured and cut,
folded and rolled, then tied up so it
could be put away. These boys may
never do that again but if they do they
will know how. The yard was mowed
and it looks so great.
It was great to have Cleo back from

seeing her children. She brought two
grandchildren back to stay a while
and when we only see them once a
year they grow so much.
Lunch was so good today with rice,
beans and potatoes, eggplant cas-
serole, chicken, potato salad, slaw,
tossed salad, bar-b-que, biscuits,
macaroni and cheese, and so much
There were 17 guests and members
Winelle Home

Questions about
SHINE, a volunteer program with
the Florida Department of Elder Af-
fairs, will be conducting free and
confidential counselling on Medicare,
Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance,
Part D Drug Plans, and Prescription
Assistance Programs at the following
sites: On Friday, July 18th from 10
a.m. to noon at the Branford Library;
on Wednesday, July 23rd from 10
a.m. to noon at the Trenton Library
and also from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. at the
Cross City Library.
Or call 1-800-262-2243 for assis-
tance if you cannot come to one of
the sites.

Tap into tourism,
learn how your
business can do more
The Gilchrist Chamber of Com-
merce is working with Pure Water
Wilderness in conjunction with the
PWW Chamber Coalition, which was
introduced in November 2005, be-
tween Pure Water Wilderness and lo-
cal chambers: Cedar Key, Chiefland,
Dixie, Fanning Springs, Gilchrist,
Steinhatchee River, Suwannee River,
Williston and Withlacoochee Gulf
Area as well the Levy County Visitors
Bureau and Gilchrist County Tourist
Development Council, to bring you
the 3rd Annual Tourism Summit, Tap
Into Tourism, on Tuesday, August 26,
2008 beginning at 9 a.m. and con-
cluding at 3 p.m.
The summit will once again be held
at the Pine Grove Baptist Church on
CR 339. Invitations are being mailed
to businesses to encourage everyone
to attend this very informative gath-
The sessions will feature "How
to Maximize Your Business" and
"Unexpected Partners" along with
"Customer Service/Hospitality" and
"Know Your Resources" with excel-
lent guest speakers that will get you.
motivated and help educate on the
benefits of networking.

Best news is the entire event is
free to everyone. Pre-registration is
advised so we will have an estimate
on attendees. Progress Energy will
sponsor lunch.
Register on-line at www.PWW-
chambercoalition.com and everyone
that registers before August 12 will
have their name entered into a great
prize drawing. There will also be
display tables with information from
For more information contact
Donna Creamer at (352) 463-3467 or
to reserve a display table for a dona-
If you would like to showcase your
business by donating a door prize to
this event please contact your local
chamber office or Donna at Pure Wa-
ter Wilderness.
To learn more about Pure Water
Wilderness visit our web site at www.





We all understand the difference between knowing how something should be done and actu-
ally doing it. From a distance, some might think that running the Sheriffs Office on a day to day
basis is not that difficult; just ride around in a patrol car, catch the bad guys and place themin
jail. The job is not that glamorous and not quite that easy.
The Sheriff is responsible for creating a budget, getting funding from County, State and
Federal sources, purchasing all material needed by the Office, managing all employees and
equipment, operating the Jail, investigating crimes, serving warrants, providing safety to .the
public and enforcing the law. The Sheriff must maintain the buildings and equtiipment, provide
training to his Deputies and employees and ensure each can perform their duties effectively. The
Sheriff must understand the needs of the citizens of the community, take the time to listen to
them and treat them fairly and with respect.
We all understand that it takes time to learn a job before you can do it well, and for the past
twelve years, I have learned by doing. I'm currently the Sheriffs Office Captain: responsible for
working in and overseeing most every aspect of the operation of the Sheriffs Office. Some of
my past positions with the Office have been Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant and Jail Lieutenant.
I've served as a Court Bailiff, an Instructor, fleet manager, advisor and mentor to our youth
through the Sheriffs Office Explorer program, written policies, helped in the writing, imple-
mentation and management of budgets, as well as finding and applying for grants. As you can
see, being an experienced law enforcement officer is just one of many qualifications of being a
good Sheriff. There is no unimportant job in the Sheriffs Office and understanding each of them
provides me with the ability to run your Sheriffs Office efficiently and to be your next Sheriff.
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Saint Leo University is now conveniently located in Trenton

to better serve the Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist County area.

Continue your education by earning your degree from a highly respected academic program that

prepares you for a successful career right here. For more than thirty years, Saint Leo University has

provided community college students and adult learners with a successful college experience

with small classes and convenient times.

What you need for where you're going.

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August 28, 2008 at 7:00p.m.
at the High School Gymnasium.
Ifyou have questions or would like to
register, please call
Lyndsay at 463-8605 or
Amy at 463-1182
by August 15th.
$20.00 registration fee per person..


Army Pvt. Rayburn
M. Corbin
Army Pvt. Rayburn M. Corbin has
graduated from basic combat training
at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training,
the soldier studied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received instruc-
tion and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching, rifle marks-
manship, armed and unarmed com-
bat, map reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Corbin earned distinction as an
honor graduate.
He is the son of Kathy Bass of S.W.
48th Court in Trenton, and brother
of Shaun Corbin of W. Park Ave. in


Suwannee River



Suwannee River Shriners will hold
their country breakfast from 7 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19.
The country breakfast will be pan-
cakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy. In
addition, we will have pure cane
syrup for sale.
The Suwannee River Shrine Club
is located 1/2 mile north of Fanning
Springs on SR-26.
For more info call: (352) 542-
Proceeds benefit the Suwannee
River Shrine Club and are not tax de-

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Opposites attract...and love is
blind. I know these are old cliches,
but they are not only true; they also
have an underlying connection.
For example, a friend whose mar-
riage is struggling recently shared
with me her viewpoint on their prob-
lem: they just don't have anything
in common. Opposites do attract. A
short time later, I was talking with a
soon-to-be-married couple about their
upcoming wedding and marriage.
The usual excitement and dreams for
the future were in place, and a confi-
dence that all would go according to
the plan because "we have so much
in common and agree on practically
everything." Love really is blind.
The truth is, God created all of us
to be different and unique, not cook-
ie-cutter copies, and this is good. I
have heard it said that if two people
are exactly alike, one of them is not
necessary. In Psalm 139:13-14, Da-
vid realizes the intricate work of God
that made him who he was:
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's

Heart Matters
womb. I praise you because I am
fearfully and wonderfully made; your
works are wonderful, I know that full
The connection comes with the
maturity of the relationship. Every
new relationship'begins with imma-
ture love, which seeks sameness and
similarity. That's why we are often
first attracted to someone by similar
interests, likes and dislikes and pref-
erences...and we are so focused on
those similarities, that we are actu-
ally "blind" to our differences. They
just don't seem relevant. Ideally, as
time passes and those differences
become more obvious, love should
begin to mature. Mature love learns
to enjoy and appreciate differences
instead of being threatened by them.
In fact, maturity enables us to real-
ize that otr life and our perspective
will be enhanced and stretched by
our mate's different views and expe-
riences. Love that remains immature
will eventually reach the conclusion
that differences equal incompatibil-
ity...but this doesn't have to be the

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Do You Love Animals?


needs volunteers for
caretaking & cleaning of kennel animals.

We also need supplies and/or money donations
towards vaccines & dewormer.

Please call Lindsay Smith at
352-538-7280 or 352-463-1464
(mobile) (home)
*All Volunteers must be 18 yrs old or older

t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 I
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
AWANA..................................... .......................... 6:30 PM
Nursery Provided for All Services ~

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In their book "21 Days to a Great
Marriage," authors Cloud and
Townsend give a few examples of
how couples can be different:
1) Feelers and thinkers: the "feel-
er" lives in emotion first and analyzes
later, whereas the thinker lives in a
world of logic..."
2) Extroverts and introverts: the
extrovert draws energy from being
around people, while the introvert
gravitates toward solitude and fewer
social contacts.
3) Active types and reflective types:
some people are into adventure, ex-
ploration and risk while others are
quieter and would rather relax.
According to ,these relationship
experts we must "be aware of the
tendency to make your own opinions
and style a moral issue. There is no
one "right way" between these kinds
of differences." Instead, with a good
dose of maturity, we can learn to ap-
preciate and enjoy these differences.
Destructive differences are ones
that cause negative things to happen
in relationships: control, addictions,
violence, irresponsibility, manipula-
tion, criticism, deception and detach-
ment are differences that cut off love
and trust and are all about "me" not
"us." These are differences that must
be dealt with in any relationship or
serious damage will occur.
Take inventory of the differences
in your marriage or relationship, and
determine which ones need to be ad-
dressed and which ones just need to
be appreciated...because after ,all,
your heart matters.
Blessings, Angie



Ebenezer Baptist
Church VBS
The Son Harvest County Fair
VBS is coming to Ebenezer Baptist
Church on July 20 thru 24, 2008 from
6 to 8:45 p.m.
Ages 3 to 12 are welcome. Dinner
will be provided each night.
The church is located at 12250 NE
30th Avenue in Chiefland. For more
information call (352) 493-2311.

Spring Ridge
First Church of
Spring Ridge First Church of God
will hold Vacation Bible School from
July 28. thru August 1 from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. each evening.
5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off! Come enjoy a
week of Cosmic City. We have been
very busy planning your experience
here as you take off and explore the
awesome wonder of God. You can
start your experience at 5:30 p.m.
with dinner. Registration will be at
6 p.m. on July 28th with VBS start-
ing at 6:30 p.m. Classes for all ages.
Come enjoy snacks, games, music, a
great lesson, crafts, and a science lab
to wrap our lesson all up.

Left to right: Shannon Wells, Careese Pridgeon, Carol Tucker, Carigan Tucker, Michele Hoskins, Sally
Corbin, and Rayle Green in front.

Ladies Night Out at

Living Praise Church of God
Ladies Night Out, at Living Praise methods used. For instance, before frigeration. Transportation was by
Church of God in Trenton, took on a washing machines, clothes were train, and of course, horse or mule.
gala atmosphere, as the ladies model rubbed on a rub board, a device you Entertainment was limited mostly to
attire from different eras. slid down into a washtub. All clothes live theatre.
Sister Rhoden, our pastor's wife, and quilts were stitched by hand. All Everyone thoroughly enjoyed go-
brought us through the 1800s, de- food was preserved in jars for later ing back in time to days that are only
scribing through models, different consumption, since there was no re- remembered in history books now.

The church is located at 5529 NE
52 Place just off pf 340 just past 47
headed toward High Springs. If you
have any questions please call the
church at (386) 454-3600. Please
RSVP for dinner.

Priscilla Baptist
Church VBS
Come and join us at Priscilla Bap-
tist Church at 5509 SW CR 232 in
Bell for VBS on "Outrigger Island."
The VBS is open to all children
ages 3 years thru the 6th grade and
will be held July 20 thru 25 on Sun-
day thru Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. with parents night on Friday at
7:30 p.m. For more information call
(352) 463-1562.

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

Mark your Summertime Calendar for Friday, August 1st from 4-8pm!

The Children and Grandchildren of Daniel and Cindy Slaughter invite you to a
free dinner catered by Akins BBQ along with Grandma Slaughter's banana pud-
ding, music, children's bounce house and an opportunity to meet Daniel Slaugh-
ter, Candidate for Gilchrist County Sheriff.
Our loved one, Army SSGT Sherri Slaughter will be unable to be with us due to
her currently serving in Iraq. However, her daughter Morgan will have a Support
our Troops table that evening with pictures for the
children to color and cards for all to sign. These
will be sent to her mother and fellow soldiers.
This special evening of fellowship will be held at
the Jamerson Sheffield American Legion Hall on
Hwy-129 between Trenton and Bell.

-SPlease plan to join us!
Doicaeriemtd Cwndy Slaughter
Political Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel Slaughter, Republican, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County


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

Pastor Jerry Milton

Youth Director Josh Dease


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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

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.

Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Pastor: Jake Cravey
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
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Mri Samuel "Sam"
Mr. Samuel "Saj
Clifford Bouch
Samuel "Sam"' C. Bouc
passed away on Sunday July
at Kindred Hospital, Ocala.
Mr. Bouchie was born
bridge, Massachusetts and i
New Hampshire where he re
fore he moved to Florida.
He was preceded in death
daughter, Delia Sheldon.
He is survived by his wife
Bouchie of Old Town; son
(Chris) Bouchie of New Ha
daughters, Jeane (Tim) He
Old Town, Debbie (Mathe'
ell of New Hampshire, an
(Keith) ,Martin of New Ha
three stepchildren, Tracy
Ridgeway of Trenton, Lynne
vis) Weaver of Old Town, a
(Robin) Hook of Old Town;
children and 15 great-grandc
A memorial service will b
Friday, July 18, 2008 at 12
Hinton Landing Park.
Arrangements are under th
Watson Funeral Home in Tre

Mrs. Agnes Gen
Mrs. Agnes Geneva Bryai
Trenton passed away on July
surrounded by family at Tr
Health facilities following ai
ed illness.
. She was a lifelong res
Gilchrist County.. She was
June 12, 1915 to Thomas
and Mary Clara Everett D
She was a homemaker and a
of Cherry Sink Church of Cl
In addition to her parents
preceded in death by. her ]
Oeorge Clifton (G,C.) Bry
brothers, Cranf6rd Downing
Downing, Marvin Downing
Downing, Ezell Downing,
old Downing; a sister, Iola W
her stepmother, Florence
Everett Downing.
Mrs. Bryant is survived
children, Thomas (Hazel) B
Trenton, Joann (Grinnell) C
of Alachua, and Paul (Susa
ant of Trenton; six grand(
twelve great-grandchild, a
great-great-grandchildren. Sh
survived by three sisters, Ma
and Helen Craft, both of Tren
Mary Ellen Aldrich of Seff
two brothers, Billie Everett
City, and Samuel Lee Dov
Funeral services for Mr
ant were held on Wednesd
9, 2008 at Cherry Sink C1
Christ with Brother Danny
officiating. Burial followed
Baptist Church Cemetery. Th
received friends at the funer
on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
In lieu of flowers donations
made to Haven Hospice of
Counties in Chiefland.
Arrangements were place
the care of Watson Funeral

Mr. James Robert Mr
S akes, Sr. dher
James Robert Eakes, Sr., 69, of her s
Chiefland passed away July 9, 2008 broth
at Haven Hospice in Chiefland. Sh
He was born in Lebanon, Tennes- Elain
see and he moved to Chiefland from ton;
Panama City four years ago. He was Live
a lineman/electrician for I.B.E.W. for Gala
33 years. sister
He was preceded in death by his of B
parents, Dorris and Agnes Eakes; (Edn
sister, Jeannette Lenning and brother, Boye
Bobby Eakes. of O
P He is survived by his wife, Alice of O
Eakes of Chiefland; daughter, Darlene aunts
Sedgwick of Old Hickory, Tennessee; Th
sons, Ricky Eakes of Charlotte, Ten- funer
nessee, and James Robert Eakes, Jr., 2008
of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; stepsons, man
Clifford Alexander Grigorov of Pasadena, 2008
California, and Jeffrey Norman of Pasto
Oak Ridge, Tennesse; brother, Billy Justin
m Eakes of Lebanon, Tennessee; his Pallb
ie grandchildren Rachel Sedgwick and Rick'
chie, 72, Matthew Sedgwick, of Old Hickory, Wilke
13, 2008 Tennessee, Robert Wayne Eakes and Murp
Josh Eakes of Lebanon, Tennessee, Bu
in Cam- Dustin Eakes, Coltin Eakes, and Ja- Chur
moved to cob Eakes, all of Gallatin, Tennessee, An
-tired be- and great-grandson, Brandon Eakes, the c
also of Gallatin, Tennessee. Trent
h by his Funeral services were held on Sat-
urday July 12, 2008 at Bond Memo-
e, Donna rial Chapel, and visitation was from
, Samuel 1-3 p.m. Burial will be in the Her- M
.mpshire; mitage Memorial Garden Cemetery Mi
erring of in Old Hickory, Tennesse. away
w) New- Arrangements were placed under Shan
d Peggy the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Ser- Mr
impshire; vice in Chiefland. and ]
(Louie) keep
ette (Tra- Chure
nd Rusty Mr. Duncan Ellis "Mac" huSS

children. McCormick Darre
e held on Mr. Duncan Ellis "Mac" McCor- Shi
p.m.. at mick, 81 of Chiefland passed away dra C
on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Ha- Mich
ie care of ven Hospice Center in Chiefland. Beac
enton. Mr., McCormick was born in Ft. a sis
White and came to the Chiefland sever
area 68 years ago from Jacksonville. granc
He was retired from the Central Flor- Fun
eva ida Co-op in Chiefland after 20 years Tuesd
of service. He was a WWII Army the c
veteran and was Baptist. with
nt, 93, of His daughter, Mary McCormick the s
y 6, 2008 preceded him in death. Jenni
i-County He is survived by his devoted wife was h
n extend- of 58 years, Mary Madalyn Polk Mc- Watso
Cormick of Chiefland; daughters, An
ident of Sandra McCormick, and Wanda
born on Langston and husband, Rob all of
Franklin Chiefland; brother, Mack McCormick
)owning. of Columbia County; two grandchil-
member dren, Cheryl Barron and husband,
hrist. Kevin of Chiefland, and Wesley
she was Langston and wife, Kellie of Kansas;
husband, ,and five. great-grandchildren, Jossioe ..
ant; and Maddie, Gracie, Tyler and Sidney ,.-
, Vernon A graveside funeral service was
, Lonnie held on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at
and Har- Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery
'atts; and in High Springs with Reverend Tra-
Graham vis Hudson and Rob Langston con-
ducting services.
by three Donations in lieu of flowers can be
ryant of made to Haven Hospice or the Levy
-ampbell Co. Assoc. for retarded citizens in
an) Bry- memory of "Mac."
children, Arrangements were placed under
and one the care of Roberts Funeral Homes,
he is also Downtown Chapel in Ocala.
arie Paul
nton, and
ner; and
of Cross Mrs. Charlotte Boyette
vning of Philman
The Lord called Charlotte Boy-
rs. Bry- ette Philman home on the evening
lay, July of July 5, 2008 at Haven Hospice of
church of Chiefland. She was 63 years old.
Roberts She was born on June 7, 1945 and
at Bethel was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist
ie family County. Mrs. Philman was a home-
-al home maker and a member of Bethel Bap-
tist Church of Trenton.
s may be Charlotte enjoyed working on the
the Tri- Philman farm in Bell and cooking
for her family and farm hands while
;d under married to Hayward Philman of Bell. i
Home in She had lived at Tri-County Nursing
Home for the last several years due to
health problems. m


rs. Philman was preceded in
h by her father, Kyle Boyette;
mother, Lois Boyette Roberts;
tepfather, J.W. Roberts; and her
her, Dillard Boyette.
e is survived by her daughter,
ne (Tommy) Williams of Tren-
her son, Johnnie Philman of
Oak; her sister, Sharon (Bob)
nt of Neptune Beach; her step-
r, Laura Jane (Reggie) Roberts
ell; her three brothers, Darrell
a) Boyette and Don (Betty Sue)
ette of Bell, and Ronnie Boyette
cala; she also leaves behind her
dson, T.J. Williams and several
i, nieces, and nephews.
e family received friends at the
ral home on Monday, July 7,
. Funeral services for Mrs. Phil-
were held on Tuesday, July 8,
at Bethel Baptist Church with
or Jake Cravey and Reverend
n Young conducting the service.
earers were Johnnie Philman,
Young, Rick Camley, Freddie
erson, Mason Wilkerson, and
ph Everett.
urial followed at Bethel Baptist
ch Cemetery.
rangements were placed under
are of Watson Funeral Home in

rs. Elizabeth E. Pope
rs. Elizabeth E. Pope, 75, passed
on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at
ds at the University of Florida.
rs. Pope was born in Bell to Pat
Maude Bass. She was a book-
er and a member of Bethel
ch of Christ.
e was preceded in death by her
and, Lynnwood Pope; and a son,
ell Pope.
e is survived by a daughter, San-
iroseclose of Dade City; a son,
ael Wayne Pope of Ft. Walton
h; a brother, Ernie Bass of Bell;
ter, Wynell Revell of Cocoa;
a grandchildren and six great-
neral services were held on
day, June 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. in
hapel at Watson Funeral Home
Mr. David Halter conducting
service. Interment followed at
ngs Lake Cemetery. Visitation
held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at
on Funeral Home.
rangements were placed under
i- 1 -W1W 1- ry

the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Mr. Roy Duncan
Mr. Roy Duncan Shearin of Tren-
ton, 74, passed away at.North Florida
Regional Medical Center on Tuesday,
July 8, 2008.
He was born in Nashville, Tennes-
see and had resided in Trenton since
1953. Mr. Shearin proudly served in
the US Air Force. He was a retired
commercial truck driver and was a
member of Cherry Sink Church of
Mr. Shearin is survived by his
wife, Eunice Shearin of Trenton; his
two daughters, Brenda Hartzog of
Alachua, and Janet Folsom of Cocoa;
his two sons, Rex Shearin of Warner
Robbins, Georgia, and William Shea-
rin of Newnan, Georgia; 13 grand-
children, and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Mr. Shearin
were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2008
at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in
Trenton with Mr. Danny Roberts of-
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in

Card Of Thanks
Perhaps you sent a comforting card
or a delicious dish of food, or prayed
a silent prayer. Perhaps you sent a
flower, if so; we saw it there. You
may have spoken the kindest words
that any friend could say. Perhaps
you were not there at all, just thought
of us that day.
Whatever you've done to console
our hearts following the death of our
loved one,Agnes G. Bryant, we thank
you very much, whatever the part.
A special thank you is extended to
the staff at Tri-County Health Facili-
ties for your care of our loved one.
The Bryant Family
Thomas, Joann, Paul
and Families

Card Of Thanks
Thank you to all of our friends and
family in this wonderful community
for the many expressions of love dur-
ing the loss of my mother, Lee Qui-
lene Pugh.

Dear Friends and 7FamTilyof "thie late Charlotte
Boyette Philman.Thank you so much for the flowers,
cards, phone calls, visitsfood, etc., but most of all the love,
and prayers during our mom's sickness, and her time of
deathfuneral, etc.We love y'all!!
A sincere thanks goes out to Pastor Jake Cravey & wife, and
Bethel Baptist Church for everything you all did for our
mom, and the ladies who prepared food for our family
on the day of the funeral. It truly touched our
hearts forever. Mom loved Bethel Baptist
Church and Gilchrist County, Florida. Lord
Bless, thanks Watson Funeral Home for
time in our time of sorrow.
In Christ,
Johnnie Phil
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the many expressions of love and
concern at the passing of our mother,
Kathleen Williams. She had a won-
derful life of 95 years, most of it here
in Trenton. Thank you for all your
prayers, calls, visits, cards, flowers,
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Gilchrist County School Board will
conduct a meeting on Monday, July 21,
2008 at 10:00 A.M. in Building 14, Board
Room 14-002 located at 310 NW llth
Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:

1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. GE/United
4. Citizen Input/Delegations
5. Operations
6. Personnel
7. Student Services
8. Removal of Items from Consent
9. Consent Agenda
10. Reports
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 17, 2008b.

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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.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, July 21, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator/Department Re-
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain Items:
4:30 pm Road Department Report
4:45 pm Patricia Davis; Pow-Wow
5:00 pm Julie Harrison; Presentation
on the Hart Springs Boil Clean-Out
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.


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County Board of County Commissioners.
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida. will
hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, July
21, 2008, at 1:00 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
"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 17, 2008b.

City Council of the City of Fanning
Springs will meet in a Workshop on
Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 4:00 PM ,
at the City Hall, at 17651 NW 90th Ct,
Fanning Springs, FL.
The Agenda is:
1. Budget Workshop
Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made. Which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

DATED this 14th day of July. 2008
By Sheila Watson,
City Clerk,
City Of Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. July 17, 2008

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast, representing Citrus, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Levy and Sumter Counties,
is scheduled to hold a Joint Advisory
Council Meeting (Citrus, Sumter, and Tri
County) on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:00
a.m., at the Dunnellon VFW Post #7991,
3107 W. Dunnellon Road, Dunnellon,
FL. 34433. Please contact the Coalition at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. July 17, 2008b.

The Early Learning Coalition of the
Nature Coast Administrative Commit-
tee, representing Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Levy and Sumter Counties, is scheduled
to meet on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at
9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning Coalition
of the Nature Coast main office, 1564 N.
Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL.
34429. Please contact Coalition staff at
352-563-9939 if you have any questions.
Public participation is welcome.
Pub. July 17, 2008b.

It is illegal to discriminate based on
race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, or familial status when
renting, selling or financing a home or
You Have Rights!! If you feel you
have been discriminated against when
buying or renting a home please contact
Mr. Jered Ottenwess, City Manager City
of Trenton (352) 463-4000.
The City of Trenton is a Fair Hous-
ing Advocate as explained in the City of
Trenton's Fair Housing Ordinance which
outlines steps that can be taken locally to
report housing discrimination.
A copy of this ordinance can be ob-
tained at the City of Trenton's City
Hall and additional information on Fair
Housing and Fair Housing Law can be
. obtained by contacting the Housing Dis-
crimination Hotline at, 1-800-669-9777
(Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or on the
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Board will hold an Organizational Meet-
ing on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11:00
a.m., in the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is a proposed agenda:
.1. Call to Order (11:00-a.m.)
21 -Election of Chair and Vice Chair
3. Review Policies and Procedures for
VAB hearings, notices, etc.
4. VAB Training
5. Old Business/New Business
6. Public Participation
7. Adjourn
"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.
Value Adjustment Board,
Gilchrist County, Florida
Tommy Langford, Chairman
Joseph W. Gilliam
Clerk of Court
Pub. July 17, 2008b

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CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-56-CA
KEVIN P. DAVIS and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant who
are unknown to be dead or alive whether
said unknown are persons, heirs, devisees,
brother claimants; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
II/UNKNOWN TENANT, in possession
of the subject real property,
5599 SE 70th Avenue
Trenton, Florida 32693
5599 SE 70th Avenue
Trenton, Florida 32693
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for foreclosure has been filed against you
regarding the subject property with a le-
gal description, to-wit:
Commence at the SE corner of Section
34, T9S, R16E for a point of reference.
Thence run alqng the East line of said
Section 34, N 01 deg. 46 min, 08 sec. W,
2019.98 feet to the point of beginning.
Thence continue along said East line, N
01 deg. 46 min. 08 sec. W 688.89 feet
to the Southerly edge of existing County
Graded Road; thence run along said
Road edge, S 89 deg. 56 min. 38 sec.
W, 316.20 feet; thence run S. 01 deg. 46
min. 08 sec. E, 688.89 feet; thence run N
89 deg. 56 min, 38 sec. E, 316.20 feet to
the point of beginning.
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Gary I. Gassel, Esquire, Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 2191 Ringling
Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34237 on or
before the 14 day of August, 2008.
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Dated this 7 day of July, 2008.
Clerk of Court
By: LAyers /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub. July 17, 24, 2008b.





ant to Ordinance No. 06-20, as amended,
comments, objections and recommen-
dations concerning the following de-
scribed agenda item as provided for in
the Gilchrist County Land Development
Code, hereinafter referred to as the Land
Development Code, will be heard by the
Planning Commission of Gilchrist Coun-
ty, Florida, on Monday, July 28, 2008 at
6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is the proposed agenda:
1.SUP 08-09: An application by Mike
& Julie Jackson requesting approval of
a Special Use Permit for parking and
use of a Recreational Vehicle on an En-
vironmentally Sensitive Land (ESL-2)
zoned property located at SW 80 Ave &
SW 47th Place; parcel # 30-09-14-0881-
2.SUP 08-10: An application by Mi-
chele Hutchins requesting approval of
a Special Use Permit for a home occu-
pation for animal grooming on an Agri-
culture (A-2) zoned property located on
1779 W. CR 232, Bell; parcel # 05-09-
3.SUP 08-11: An application by Na-
thanael Winthrop requesting approval
of a Special Use Permit for parking and
use of a Recreational Vehicle on an Ag-
riculture (A-2) zoned property located
on NW 33rd Terrace; parcel # 13-07-14-
4.SUP 08-12: An application by Judy
Burch requesting approval of a Special
Use Permit for parking and use of a Rec-
reational Vehicle on an Agriculture (A-2)
zoned property located at 3689 SW CR
344, Bell; parcel # 36"-09-14-0000-0002-
5.SUP 08-13: An application by Gerald
& Denise Fowler requesting approval of
a Special Use Permit for guest cottages
& wedding/event pavilion on an Agri-
culture (A-2) zoned property located at
6021 NE CR 340, High Springs; parcel
# 03-08-16-0000-0012-0010.
6.SP 08-03: An application by Daniel
Beyer requesting approval of a Site Plan
for a truck scale on an Agriculture (A-2)
zoned property located at 6860 SE SR
47; parcel # 03-10-15-0000-0006-0000.
7.VAR 08-01: An application by Janet
Taylor requesting a Variance to section
10.03.02 of the Land Development Code
concerning Subdivision Dimension and
Design on an Agriculture (A-2) zoned
property located on NW 30th Street,
Bell; parcel # 20-08-15-0000-0004-
8.SUP 08-14: An application by Bruce
Nodine requesting approval of a Special
Use Permit for parking and use of a Rec-
reational Vehicle on an Agriculture (A-
5) & Environmentally Sensitive Land
(ESL-2) zoned property located on NE
122nd Court, Branford; parcel # 01-07-
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to any of the proposed
agenda items. The public hearing maybe
continued to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that the
date, time and place of any continuance
of the public hearing shall be announced
during the public hearing and that no fur-
ther notices concerning this matter will be
published, unless said continuation ex-
ceeds six calendar weeks from the date of
the above referenced public hearing. Ad-
ditional information for all of the above-
listed agenda items is available for public
inspection at the Building Department Of-
fice, located at 209 Southeast First Street,
Trenton, Florida, during regular business
hours. All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they will
need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. Persons with dis-
abilities requesting reasonable accommo-
dations to participate in this proceeding
should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)
Pub. July 17, 2008b


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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


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SHelp Wanted l

L WORD. A 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
houses re- required. Permanent status pending suc-
houses re- cessful completion of a training course
all Johnny and state certification. Looking for a self-
aon at 352- motivated, independent individual with a
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office for application and appointments
will be scheduled for interview. Our of-
PAINT- fice is at 9049 South US Hwy-129, Tren-
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Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Seats,
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
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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.

SHelp Wanted

House Learning Center is accepting ap-
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Apply at 3690 NW 120th Street, Chief-
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I Help Wanted

needed for lawn & garden center. Must
have experience. Medical & retirement
available. Call Gilchrist Building Supply,
352-463-2738 ask for Clinton.

search of energetic, ready to learn, spir-
ited CNA, to become a part of a winning
team at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation
Center's activities program. F/T and part-
time positions are available. Competitive
pay and benefits. Please apply within, call
(352)463-7101 or email Angie Wilkinson
@ ang060981@aol.com

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(352) 463-7075
(352) 463-7302 FAX

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

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CUSTOM BRICK-BUILT HOME & ACREAGE NEAR BELL: 3 BR/2 BA: Outstanding brick home, on landscaped 9.97-acre property (located about
3/4-mile from the Suwannee, near Wannee). Upgrades throughout inside, including fireplace, custom shelving, wood floors, gourmet kitchen (w/top-line
appliances) & more. Also has a 46x40 garage/workshop bldg. (w/space for horse livestock)-call/email Barabara for details...$374,900.
Reduced (From $339,000)--BIG BRICK HOME ON ACREAGE IN NORTH GILCHRIST: 3 BR/2 BA: Very nice, 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-call 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's & more;
property also has 2-level pole barn...$209,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME AT NICE TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD: 3 BR/2 BA: Over 1900 sqft. of living space, for this remodeled frame/CB home,
landscaped, in town. Has spacious living/dining area, bonus room, fireplace, full kitchen w/china cabinetry, & more...Sellers VERY motivated...$174,900.
NEWLY-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE CO.: 3 BR/2 BA: Brand new frame-built home, on wooded, private one-acre tract near Old
Town. Has open greatroom/dining area, with wood cabinetry for kitchen, fireplace, metal roofing, and 1-car garage attached...great location...$139,900.
WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: 3 BR/1.5 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 Park Ave. 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.
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 details...$349,900.
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 UIS-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-bit. Rec-room/workshop building. Has over 2,300 inside-sqft. of total living space, and nice extras
include wheelchair-ramp access, sun porch, landscaping/irrigation & more-located just west of Trenton off CR-341...$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
SPACIOUS M/HOME & POLE-BARN 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 at Ayers Estate. Owner has put in new carpeting/MH
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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STILL Missing

5 year .old, solid red, male pit

bull, answers to Brutus. More

than family pet, family's baby.

Approximately 65 pounds,

short surgical scar on back,

bottom canine tooth broken.

Reward offer open until

he's returned.

No questions asked.

Please call 352-215-0694.




[ Help Wanted

WANTED: Good men willing to work in School Science (or eligible). Preferred
construction industry. Need 50-100 men Qualifications: Eligible to teach in Dual
18 years of age and older, drug and alco- Enrollment program MA Degree and
hol free, willing to work long term. Posi- 18 graduate hours in Biological Science,
tions will pay $50K to $100K per year. Chemistry, Physics, or related area.
$1K per week. These positions require a Instructor, Science w/Coaching
clean record that will require a passport. Bell Middle/High School, BA Degree
IF YOU ARE LAZY, NO NEED TO AP- from an accredited institution and Florida
PLY. Call Gary McPherson at 386-935- Certification covering Science. Coaching
3362 for hiring, experience preferred.
6tb,6-26-7-31 Instructor, Physical Education w/
coaching District Wide. BA Degree
PROMINENT LEVY COUNTY DAY- from an accredited institution and
CARE is seeking qualified childcare Florida Certification covering Physical
teachers. Intro classes required, CDA Education. Coaching duties required.
preferred. Fax resume to 888-605-9278. Certification/Endorsement in Health K-
DFWP 12 required.
tfnb,6-26 Instructor, Social Studies w/coaching,
____________________ District Wide, BA Degree from an
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www.gilchristschools.org Certification covering Social Science.
Science Instructors High School Coaching duties required. Certification/
- Dual Enrollment. District Wide. Endorsement in Health K-12 (or eligible)
Minimum Qualifications: BA Degree required for coaching assignments.
from an accredited institution and Florida Instructor, English Bell Middle/High
Certification covering High School, BA Degree from an accredited

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or more years ago, you may qualify to participate
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covering English 6-12.
Maintenance Worker Journey Level.
District Wide. High School Diploma or
equivalent. Three years of experience in
building maintenance and/or A/C service.
Must have EPA Universal Certification
for HVAC.
Substitute Teachers High School
Diploma or Equivalent. Contact the
District Office for an application and
more information.
Substitute Bus Drivers / Bus Driver
Trainees High School Diploma. 40 hours
of in-service training will be provided for
qualified applicants. Flexible training
hours. Part of the training prepares
trainees for the driver portion of the
Class B Florida CDL. For information
or questions, contact the Transportation
Department at (352) 463-3230.
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.-
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Natalie Rankin Licensed Real Estate Broker
1310 North Main Street Bell, Florida 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Toll Free: (888) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008

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Great corner lot in the city limits of Trenton is the site for this
remodeled 1994 3BR/IBA concrete block home. Features include

Beautifully landscaped riverfront property. Over 55 fenced &
cross-fenced acres & 850' of riverbank to enjoy is sile for large
2,432 sq.ft 4Br/3BA home with over 1800 add'l sq.ft. of porches.
Home has upgraded construction, hardcoat walls & a metal roof.
24x30 barn also. MLS#759213 51,195,000


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BRICK HOME with circle drive,
3BR/3BA on 1.54 acres, fire- acres fenced with 2003 DWI
place, new roof, front porch, 2BR/2BA, 2 ponds,
MLS#757538 $169,900 MLS#758117 $255,000

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3/2 DWMH in Trenton, $650 per month,
first, last and $375 security. Call (352)

2/2 SWMH in Trenton, $500 per month,
first, last and $250 security. Call (352)

3/2 DWMH in Bronson, $650 per
month, first, last and $375 security. Call
(352) 213-1076.

4/2 DWMH in Bronson, $800 per
month, first, last and $800 security. Fully
furnished. (352) 213-1076.

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Trenton, FL 32693

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home, 3BR/2 1/2BA, 2 fire-
places, large deck & more!
MLS#759703 $459,900

in MLS.


6 BUNGALOW! 3BR2BA on city 15 ACRE HORSE FARM with all 2006 DWMH ON 5.20 acres.
MH lot, landscaped, storage, the fixins! 3BR/2BA home, 3BR/2BA never lived in. FHA
porches & more! MLS#758825 fenced & x-fenced, 12 stall barn, set-up, MLS#757826
$123,900 MLS#757958 $375,000 $139,900

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Brand new 2BR/2BA apart
Bell. $600/month garbage and w
vices included. Dish Network av
First & $500 Security due to mo'
month lease available. Call Ho
Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-4
for application.

Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile
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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.

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SFor Rent
Bluff area. $450/mo rent, $450 deposit.
Call Tracy for more information @ 352-'

2 BR/2 BA MOBILE HOME in Trenton
City Limits. $450/mo. rent, $450 deposit.
Call Tracy for more information @ 352-

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/month. 3 BR/2
BA large yard. Quiet neighborhood.
Fenced property, located on Hwy-129. 5
miles North of Bell. Call for appt. (352)
376-0080 or (352) 284-3873.
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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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well, septic. OffCR-138 inNorth Gilchrist
County. $63,000. 912-487-5973.

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

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

appliances, new well & septic, new a/c, new metal roof, new decks.
Pretty oaks on 1.52 acres. N. Gilchrist Co. MLS#759411 $83,900

Cozy weekend get-a-wayl 2BRI1BA 1.115 s
offer! MLS9757281



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Custom Built 2005. IBR/lBA home on
deep freshwater canal, 400 sq ft. cathedral
,. i',, tape & textured walls, hardwood
floors, elec. fireplace, so much more!!!

3BR/2.5BA home w/2340 sq ft on 5 rolling ac.
This home is spacious & features prep island,
sep. DR. FR.jetted tub in MBR, screened
back porch. BBQ area. long cracker-style front
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1970, 3BR/2BA, .69 acres, 1,847 sq ft.,
2 car attached garage and a landscaped
yard. This home is well maintained in
Trenton City limits.

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Custom 3/2 home in homes only area. Large
custom kitchen, ceramic tile throughout. 7'
tiled shower, 20'x24' detached CB workshop.
Very open and spacious home close to
Chiefland amenities.

3BR/2BA SWM1H, 732 sq ft, fully
furnished including a 1989 boat, fish
cleaning area, 8xl2 storage shed,
seawall, 1 stall boathouse w/electric lift.

2000, 3BR/2BA home on 1.13
acres. Features 1,382 sq ft., located
in Executive Homes S/D, privacy
fenced above ground pool w/patio.

Cracker style 3BR/1 BA home. 2.5 acres,
1,224 sq ft., I car attached carport,
side/front covered porches. Close to
springs & river.

2BR/2BA on 10 acres (mol). Completely v.
renovated w/new flooring, cabinets. appl.
& upgrades in bath. Enjoy the views Jon Reed
across the Careless Prairie.
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Country living in this well maintained
3BR/2BA DWMH on 2.33 park like acres.
Features fireplace. DR. screened back porch. 2
storage bldgs. fenced pasture. pole barn. "A"
rated schools. near river & springs.

4BR/3BA DWMH, 1 acre,
2,400 sq ft, plenty of space.
What a Buy! Call Jon Reed

2BR/1 BA completely remodeled
home w/875 sq ft on .24 acre. This
home is SHIP approved!! Call
Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.

Refurbished Cracker style home on 5 ac.
Features new metal roof. windows. flooring,
plumbing & electrical. Owner financing
available. Call Terri Anderson, 352-356-1961.

maintained 24x52 Ilomes of Merit
DWMIl. spacious. fenced yard. owner
financing available. Call Terri Anderson

Rebecca Woodin

.11 ac Suitannee
.14 ac Suwannee
.15 ac Chieland
.18 ac 'I rcnion
.22 ac 'Irentlonl
.25 ac Old lTown (OF)
.25 ac Old Toin (OF)
.26 ac Siatnce


.48 ac Trenton $19.000
(2) .51 ac Fanning Springs $91,900

.94 ac Old Town
.98 ac Bell
I ac Bell
1.43 ac Old Town
1.8 ac Trenton
1.8 ac Trenton
2 ac Old Town

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2 ac Trenton
2.03 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trentoni
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4-H members from Gilchrist County traveled to Madison County to visit Camp Cherry Lake, June 30-July 3. While at camp, the kids enjoyed
swimming, canoeing, fishing, crafts and playing all sorts of silly games. Gilchrist County 4-H'ers camped with kids from Dixie, Union, Su-
wannee, Lafayette and Hamilton Counties. 4-H members from Gilchrist County are pictured front row, left to right: Hunter Dampier, Olivia
Rodgers, Dakota Horlocker, Michael Smith, Aaron Brown, Trace Adkins, Chandler Ash, Abigale Bell and Kira Lyell. Middle row, left to right:
Tyler Pridgeon, Kade Rodgers, Kendra Stephenson, Cassie Pridgeon, Austin Stephenson, Kalen Lyell, Ryan Stalvey, Dakota Harding, Easton
Sapp, Savannah Harding, Peaches Smith, Katie Ward, Miranda Madlem, Stephanie Stalvey, Allie Madlem, Bobbi Blair, and Faye Harding.
Back row: 4-H Agent Chris DeCubellis, Brandon Beach, Chris Harding, Samantha Owens and Allison Green. Not pictured: Trish Stalvey

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ty service departments funded by the
General Fund are the Sheriff's Office
and the County Transportation (Road
Sheriff Turner will present the Sher-
iff's budget to the board on Monday,
July 21 in a budget workshop sched-
uled to begin at 1 p.m. The board will
also be hearing budget presentations
from other constitutional officers
scheduled for the Monday afternoon
meeting. The Road Department bud-
get identified estimated revenues of
$1,395,801 with the expenditures
recognized at $1,954,794, a deficit of
When the discussion involving the
budget recap was complete the esti-
mated revenues totaled $25,499,804
with estimated expenditures at
$26,058,797, a deficit of 558,993
with a beginning reserve of $299,958.
The 30-year landfill closing escrow
account totals $360,000. These funds
are held by the county to monitor the
closure of the Gilchrist County Land-
fill and would be used to clean up any
identified contamination problem
when it is recognized by the monitor-
ing wells on location, two miles east
of Bell.
Jackie Johnson, Director of Gil-
christ County Finance, reported to
the Commission the General Fund
has increased by $44,048 since July
7, 2008. These changes involve the
communications service tax with
revenues of $9,305, state aid to li-
braries $16,523 and animal control
in Trenton $18,512. The loss of rev-
enues identifies animal control ser-
vices in Bell (31.00), VOCA grant
revenues and expenditures totaling
(2,991.00) making the General Fund
total $44,048.
The finance director presented the
TRIM (truth in village) information
that the county finance staff will use
in calculating and preparing the pro-
posed budget. These figures include
the estimated $25 million in val-
ues of new construction in Gilchrist
County by the Property Appraiser's
Office that have been added to the
2008-09 Property Tax Roll. These
figures identify the new construction
values that have been added to the
Gilchrist County Tax Roll following
the 2007 budget year. The board ad-
vised the county staff to prepare the
budget based on the Roll Back Rate
of $8.6810, which provided funds
of $5,907,192. The clerk explained
when the board approves a proposed
level in their next meeting, the rate
can actually be reduced in their final
hearing, but it cannot be increased
above the approved rate.
Gilchrist County Administrator
Ron McQueen told the commission
that years ago, Gilchrist County nev-
er had to think about Major Compre-

hensive Plan Amendments. In 2008,
Comp. Plan Amendments can be sub-
mitted to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs two times a year
for updates.
"This year people are contacting
the Building and Zoning Department
to setup appointments to prepare
Comp Plan Amendments to be sub-
mitted to DCA," McQueen added.
Taylor Brown, Gilchrist County
Planner presented a fee schedule to
the Commission identifying some
increases and new fees which the
Building Department does not cur-
rently charge for. He explained that
engineering fees involving subdivi-
sions are often under priced because
of the level of the plans that are pre-
sented to the county. He recommend-
ed charging a fee for plans that are re-
submitted to the building department
involving an ongoing development.
The Commission listened to Frank
Ritter, Building Department Inspec-
tor involving the current revenues
and proposed increases for the build-
ing department. He explained the
fees being discussed are a modest
.0345 percent which will not cover
the loss of fees the county is seeing
in relation to the construction indus-
try. The building inspector explained
that Gilchrist County is seeing more
and more large residential and com-
mercial construction projects being
proposed for the county. The larger
construction projects take more time
to review and inspect which costs the
county more money. The Commis-
sion was told that the Building De-
partment impacted the General Fund
budget by 45 percent in the 07-08
The County Commission took no
action n in this meeting involving the
discussed rate increases.
The Commission was also advised
that Alachua County is now ready to
work with Gilchrist County in pav-
ing a portion of the county line road.
The Alachua County Commission
advised the cost would be $53,000 a
mile for Gilchrist County's portion of
the cost. The Gilchrist County Com-
mission will further discuss in an up-
coming meeting in detail where the
revenues will come from to fund this
needed improvement.

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