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Husband arrested after body of murder victim is identified
By Carrie A. Mizell
The body of a murder victim, re-
covered last Monday in a wooded
area near Bell has been identified as a
Pinellas County woman first reported
missing on Aug. 30, 1999.
According to Marianne Pasha,
public information officer at the Pi-
nellas County Sheriff's Office, in-
vestigators.from the Gilchrist County
Sheriff's Office recovered the body
of Rosemary Anne Christensen near
the Suwannee River after receiving
information from Pinellas County
The recovery of Christensen's
remains has led to the arrest of her
husband, Robert Glenn Temple, 58,
of Redding, California. Temple was
arrested last Wednesday on a Pinellas
County warrant for one count of first
degree murder at the Shasta County
California Jail where he was being
held on unrelated charges.
Pasha explained that Pinellas
County detectives have continued
to investigate the case since Chris-
tensen was first reported missing in
1999 by co-workers after she did not
show up for work and at a work re-
lated function. A breakthrough in the
case last week led them to the loca-
tion of Christensen's body. Accord-
ing to Gilchrist County Sheriff David
Turner, GCSO investigators were
joined by investigators from the Pi-
nellas County Sheriff's Office, repre-
sentatives from the District Six State
Attorney's Office and the District
Six Medical Examiner's Office, in a
search for Christensen's remains.
Using ground probes in a specific
area, the forensic team found what
appeared to be a buried object, Pa-
sha stated. When detectives began
digging in the spot, they found a
large plastic storage tub buried in the
ground. The container, which was
buried upside down, was closed and
wrapped with duct tape.
Once the container was removed
from the area, it was transported back
to Pinellas County where it was sub-
sequently opened. Inside the contain-
er investigators found a decomposed
body clothed in a nightgown.
Last Tuesday the District Six Med-
ical Examiner's Office conducted an
autopsy and determined the manner
of death was homicide. According to
Pasha, the body was positively iden-
tified using dental records as that of
Rosemary Christensen. At the time of
her disappearance, Christensen was
Bell man dies Thursday
in head-on collision
By Carrie A. Mizell
A 49-year-old Bell man died last
Thursday in a head-on collision after
his vehicle crossed the centerline of
US 129 and into the path of an on-
coming tractor trailer.
Dennis M. Schultz of Bell was
traveling south on US 129 in a 1995
Honda Passport when, for an un-
known reason, he drifted across the
centerline and into the path of a 2003
Kenworth tractor trailer driven by
David L. Hanrahan, 43, of Delmar,
Upon impact, Schultz's vehicle
traveled onto the east shoulder of
US 129 and came to rest facing in a
northeasterly direction. The tractor
trailer traveled onto the west shoul-
der jackknifing partially with the
tractor coming to final rest facing a
northerly direction and the trailer fac-
ing a northwesterly direction.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, the accident occurred at
12:35 p.m. seven miles north of Bell.
Schultz was pronounced deceased
at the scene.
The driver of the tractor trailer,
who was wearing a seatbelt, incurred
minor injuries in the accident and re-
fused transport to a local hospital.
Mariah, Matthew and Major Lancaster at home with their cat..
Matthew Lancaster is
a Shands' miracle
By. Torie Hardee
Farm Credit of Notth Florida
Frozen treats like ice cream have
been known to cause 'brain freezes'.
When eight-year-old Matthew Lan-
caster abruptly dropped his banana
Popsicle almost 15 months ago, his
parents suspected something worse
than a 'brain freeze' headache.
Shands Children's Hospital survi-
vor Matthew Lancaster was airlifted
to Alachua General Hospital Friday,
June 15, 2007 as a result of severe
nausea and unsuccessful attempts to
Matthew's mother Lena revisited
the horrifying day. "The kids had
been playing all day at their grand-
pa's house then they came home to
swim. Matthew came inside and was
eating a banana Popsicle when he
suddenly dropped it and screamed,"
Lena said. "He complained of his
head hurting, so I called my aunt, a
registered nurse, and asked about
migraine symptoms. She explained
migraines get worse before they get
Lena said her son continued with
nausea, and soon his eyes were roll-
ing back in his head. "I held Mat-
thew on the back porch while Lena
called 911, and we waited for the am-
bulance. We kept asking him ques-
tions to keep him talking and alert"
Matthew's father Deen said.
The Gilchrist County Paramedics
questioned the young boy's visit to
his grandpa's farm earlier that day.
Deen and Lena confirmed their son
was not suffering from heat exhaus-
tion or exposure to chemicals, *and
the ambulance ride was underway.
A chopper became available and met
the ambulance in Spring Ridge not
far from the Lancaster's home.
Deen's secretary and her husband
drove the worried parents to Alachua
General Hospital. "I think we arrived
only five minutes or so after the chop-
per got there," Deen recalled.
Matthew had stopped breathing
at some point on the helicopter ride,
but the emergency crew brought him
back, and he was somewhat stabi-
lized when he arrived at the emer-
A CAT scan showed that Matthew
Was suffering from a brain bleed.
The ER doctor told Deen and Lena
there was no hope for their son. "She
said Matthew had less than a 10 per-
cent chance of making it through the
night," Deen said. "We should've
known she didn't know what she
was talking about. She had Seminole
crocs on," Lena later joked.
The 'same flight crew returned
for Matthew and transported him to
Shands. Surgeons drilled a hole in
Matthew's head to drain blood and
measure the pressure on his brain.
"Normal pressure is 20. His was 50,"
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FCA president speaks to local cattle producers
By Cindy Jo Ayers
' Bo Hobby the Florida Cattlemen's
Association president attended the
Annual Cattlemen's Association
meeting in Trenton on September
Hobby told the local cattlemen
about the rocky road the beef in-
dustry is traveling these days with
the high cost of fertilizer and feed.
Hobby hails from Williston and has
been in the cattle industry for years.
The Florida Cattlemen's Association
president also works with Nutrena
Feeds as their beef cattle specialist
for the Southeastern United States.
On Monday evening Hobby re-
minded members of the cattlemen's
association that those in the cattle
industry have a special set of core
values. Ranching families finish the
job and leave a place better than
they found it.He went on 'to say tlat
ranching families livelihoods depend
on the care they take of their land.
"I believe we don't need bigger
government but bigger statesmen in
our government," Hobby said.
A good number of the 70 members
of the Gilchrist County Cattlemen's
Association were on hand to not only
hear from Bo Hobby, but to also hear
what Representative Debbie Boyd
Gilchrist County Cattlemen's Association Board of Directors are shown (l-r): John Rance Thomas, Johnny
Taylor, Wilbur Bush, Florida Cattlemen's President Bo Hobby, Ben Colson, Rep. Debbie Boyd and Gil-
christ County Cattlemen's President Jim Jones.
had to say.
Boyd said it looks like it will
be 2011 before the economy turns
around. She also believes that in
Florida it will be agriculture, which is
ranked second to tourism in the state
that plays a major roll in turning the
state's economy around.
"I think ag. will be what pulls us
out, its important to not over regulate
it," Boyd said.
Mayo Fertilizer and Bell Feed and
Farm also had representatives who
spoke to the cattlemen.
Jr. Cattlemen President Rachel
Harrison asked Jr. members to renew
their dues and encouraged those at-
tending the meeting to purchase FFA
Hugh Thomas, Environmental Spe-
cialist III for the Office of Ag Water
'Policy also gave an overview of the
CARES program for the cattle pro-
ducers. He spoke of the importance,
of filling out the manuals for cow/calf
operations, while also reminding the
crowd, about an upcoming CARES
dinner which will be held October 30
at De Champlain Farms.
Johnny Taylor also spoke promot-
ing the Ranch Rodeo which is sched-
uled for October 3 and 4 in Kissim-
Wilbur Bush was added to the
board of directors as the new secre-
tary/treasurer of the Gilchrist County
Those attending enjoyed a steak
dinner prepared in part by local cat-
tlemen's president Jim Jones.
Perez named Chief of
Gilchrist Co. Fire Rescue
junior Cattlemen's President Rachel Harrison signs up a new member
Proposed gas tax will not
appear on Nov. 4 ballot
While voting in the General Elec-
tion, Gilchrist County voters will not
set for Sept. 25
The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau
will be having their annual meeting
on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at
the Trenton Elementary School Caf-
eteria in Trenton. We will be serving
a barbecue dinner with all the trim-
mings at 6:30 p.m. We are asking ev-
eryone to bring their favorite dessert.
There will be door prizes, with the
final door prize being $50. You have
to be present to win.
Come on our and enjoy visiting
with other Farm Bureau members.
have the opportunity to vote on a pro-
posed additional 5-cent gas tax that,
if passed, would be imposed on each
gallon of gas sold in the county.
The Gilchrist County Board of
County Commissioners voted 5-0 on
Monday to deny Ordinance 2008-10,
an ordinance that would place a bind-
ing referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.
According to the proposed ordi-
nance, if passed by voters, the gas tax
would be imposed on gas only and
not diesel fuel.
Revenue from the gas tax would
have been used only for paving, re-
surfacing and other improvements
to county roads and not for ordinary
Commissioner Randy Durden made
a motion to deny the ordinance prior
to Commissioner Kenrick Thomas
seconding the motion.
By John M. Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
learned on Monday afternoon that
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue cur-
rently has a fire chief as Public Safe-
ty Director Carlos Perez is serving in
County Administrator Ron Mc-
Queen explained to the commission
that Mike Grogan,'Gilchrist County's
labor law counsel reported that under
the Gilchrist County Fire Service plan
the fire chief's position in Gilchrist
County is under the chain of com-
mand of the director of public safety.
The public safety director's position
is the chief of Gilchrist County Fire
Rescue, and in that capacity; the di-
rector is serving temporarily as the
The Gilchrist County Commission
in their September 2 meeting voted
4-1 to not fund the director of public
safety position beginning in October
with the new fiscal year. The public
safety director position was bud-
geted at a starting salary of $55,000
plus benefits. When the new fiscal
year 2008-09 begins October 1, there
will not be a director of public safety
funded in the budget. The fire chief's
position will be in the chain of com-
mand over the four district fire chiefs
and the fire-training officer, McQueen
explained. The Gilchrist County Fire
Chief's position has a starting salary
of $42,000 plus benefits.
Gilchrist County Commissioner
D. Ray Harrison, Jr. told the board
that his purpose for not budgeting the
public safety director's position was
to save revenues for the taxpayers.
"If Gilchrist County is going to pay
$42,000 as the fire chief's salary, I'm
in favor of not budgeting that posi-
tion as well," Harrison said.
The Gilchrist County Commission
did not take any action involving re-
ducing the funding involving the fire
Commissioner Sharon Langford
asked -McQueen if the fire-train-
ing officer had been offered the fire
chief's position. He explained that
the fire-training officer reported that
in his position as training officer he
did riot have the time to take on new
Jackie Barron addressed the com-
mission involving the fire service
plan. He explained that the 1, 3, 5,
and 10 year plan was out of touch
with the current economic times.
"I request that you freeze the fire
service plan as it currently is funded
and shelve the budget and needed
positions and equipinent desires un-
til the county's economic trends im-
prove," Barron said.
Barron told the board that Gilchrist
County Property Appraiser Damon
Leggett told him last week that ad va-
lorem appraisals in Gilchrist County
were beginning to be reduced to re-
flect the down trend in residential
home sales market. Barron explained
that a 2200 square foot home that has
been on the market for $289,000 for
some time has just been sold for a re-
"This has become a common prac-
tice in the residential market place
and will soon reflect the property val-
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
The Trenton High School Class of 1968 is shown, front row (l-r): Susan Langford Asbell, Susan Colson
Joyner, Sherry Sanchez Rogers, Debbie Smith Sadlowski, Patricia Snyder Martinez, Constance Corbin
Pridgeon, Kathy Holder Cooper and Cathee Wiggins Hoovler. Middle row (l-r): Mrs. Jessica Schofield,
Larry Lindsey, Jackie Barron, Mary Bass Bennett, Karen Bennett Johnson, Martha Rae Slaughter Smith,
Joye Kinsey Woodall, Alda Thomas Griffin, Gerald Bhrron and Charlie Simpson. Back row (l-r): Eugene
Rogers, Ernest Matthews, Andrew Makatura, Tommy Jones, Hiatt Hagan, Bernie Powers, Lloyd Holder,
Marion Langford and John Vickers.
Come join us and greet your old
classmates and friends at the Trenton
High School reunion on October 18,
Graduates representing the THS
classes of 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1968
will gather at the Trenton Elementary
School Cafeteria to renew old ac-
A time of fellowship will begin at
noon and.a catered lunch by the Red
Wagon Wheel Cookhouse will be
served at 1 p.m. Following the $15
lunch, the different classes will be
According to Diana Webb Harri-
son, 2008 will mark the 12th consec-
utive year the Trenton High School
Reunion has been held. Organizers
have decided that this year's reunion
will be the last reunion held until
Each year around 150 Trenton High
School alumni return to .their home
to celebrate Trenton High School
and the impact the education they
received made on their lives. Sadly
more graduates, who moved away
make a point'to attend the annual re-
union than graduates who still live'in
the area. However, Ijarrison',hbpe-
knowing this year's reunion will be
set for Oct. 18
the last for several years will draw a
larger crowd than usual.
"All Trenton High School alumni
are invited to join us," Harrison said.
Reservations for the annual Tren-
ton High School reunion, which will
be $15 per person, are needed by
October 10. Checks' should be made
payable to Diana Harrison and mailed
to 4599 SW 90 Ct. Bell, FL 32619.
For more information, call Diana at
.The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly
pancake breakfast on September 20,
2008, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
For a donation we offer eggs, sau-
sage, pancakes of several different
kinds, coffee, tea, and juice.
The fire station is located on CR
138 2.5 miles east of 129.
Come out and enjoy a delicious
.meal withlryour family and fri'ends.i
,E er) one iswve.lcdme to attend. i I
The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District governing board
approved the draft FY 2008-09 Work
Plan and Budget at its meeting Tues-
day in Live Oak.
The proposed FY 2008-09 budget Gilchri
calls for a proposed millage rate of receive
0.4399 mills, or about 44 cents per
$1,000 of assessed property value.
This rate remains unchanged from G
The total proposed budget is $72.1 |L a
million, a 12 percent decrease from
FY 2007-08 budget of $81.9 million. Sheri
A final public hearing on the 2008- nouncem
09 budget will be held on Tuesday, Sheriff'
September 23 at 5:30 p.m. at District the their
headquarters in. Live Oak. Following Florida
public comment the governing board in the fi
will adopt a final budget. Each
Bell Class of 1988
The Bell 'Class of 1988 will be
having their 20 year class reunion on
October 10 and 11,2008. This is Bell
High Schools Homecoming week.
We would like for our classmates to
come out and join the activities.
For those who are interested, the
school will have their Bulldog Growl
(pep rally) on Thursday evening in
the auditorium. This is always a fun
event *to watch and really get every-
one into the game. It is also fun to see
how they celebrate these days.
The homecoming parade will be on
Friday, October 10, and we are ask-
ing for those who can participate to
please join us; The night of the game
we are hoping to have a tour of the old
school before game time. We would
like for you to include your family in
on this, and then we will proceed to
the game. Those class members who
attend the game should meet at the
table set up at the field by 7 p.m. The
class yi1, be reyqgrid at the game.
We hope that you and your family
will anend,[hi& everia..}o that we
may see what we are all up to.
On Saturday, October 11 at 7
p.m., we have made reservations at
Napolitano's restaurant in Gaines-
ville. Please let us know as soon as
possible if you and a guest will be at-
tending. We need to let the restaurant
know how many will be there.If you
have any suggestion on an idea for
the parade, please contact us.
We look forward to catching up
with everyone and meeting families.
For info call (352) 463-7727.
BHS Class of 1983
The Bell High School Class of
1983 will hold their 25th year class
reunion on Saturday, October 4th at
Poe 'Springs Lodge from 11:00 to
Bring your family. BBQ lunch pro-
vided. Come and catch up with old
friends. For more information call
THS Class of 1979
The Trenton High School class of
1979 would like to invite its class-
mates to their 4th annual covered
dish cookout. It will be held on Satur-
day, October 4, 2008, at 4 p.m., at the
home of Edward and Regina Marsh.
The meat will be.provided.
This is a family affair so bring ev-
eryone and plan to have fun swim-
ming,' visiting, and enjoying music
around the bonfire. Sally Hays Smith,
and her sister, Gail are flying in from
Colorado to join us. Also, Chris
Pinkerton and his wife are planning
to attend this year.
For more information contact Hol-
ly Bussard at (352) 339-0983, or Re-
gina'Marsh at (352) 498-5931.
The annual Everett family reunion
will be held on Saturday, September
20, 2008, at the Trenton Community
Center at 214 SE 3rd Avenue in Tren-
The meeting will begin at 11:30
a.m. with a brief business meeting,
followed by a covered dish luncheon.
Those attending should bring a cov-
ered dish or dishes to share. Drinks
and tableware will be provided. All
Everett descendants are cordially in-
vited to attend.
The Marion and
The Marion and Etta Douglas Re-
union will be held on September 27,
2008, at noon at Trenton Community
Center. There will be a covered dish
lunch at 12 noon. Come bring great
food and let's fellowship.
The Hague Family Reunion will
be held October 18, 2008, at Otter
Springs R.V. Resort Lodge, This
includes all the descendents of Arch
and Amanda Hague of Hague, Flor-
Come and enjoy the natural spring
and surroundings. Let's be reac-
quainted. Eat at 12:00ish. Bring a
covered dish, enough for your family
plus 4. Pictures, stories, and family
tree information needed.
Contacts for further information:
John Hague, email: jhague@ele-
toenergynic.com, cell phone #: (352)
Mina Hague-McCown, eniail:,
firstname.lastname@example.org, cell phone #:
Cloud Haley, email: cehaley@
bellsouth.net, cell phone #: (352)
J I-_ _
'st County Sheriff's Office, Captain Cruse and Deputy Reeves
ng award in Florida Law Enforcement Challenge.
-SO receives awards in
w Enforcement Challenge
ff David Turner recently an-
d that the Gilchrist County
s Office was the recipient of
d place award in the state's
Law Enforcement Challenge
eld of traffic safety.
year this challenge is funded
Florida Department of Trans-
n and the National High-
raffic Safety Administration
S.A.) for outstanding per-
ce in such areas as traffic en-
forcement and education, impaired
driving, traffic crash reduction and
speeding. The sheriff's office re-
ceived a plaque and certificate honor-
ing this award.
Also, earlier in the month Sheriff
Turner received notification that the
sheriff's office placed third in the In-
'ternational Association of Chiefs' of
Police 2007 National Chiefs' Chal-
lenge for outstanding rural traffic
safety arid enforcement program.
Down Home Days to be Oct. 25
Down Home Days. is alive and
well. The 24th annual Down Home
Days will be hosted this year on
the 10 acres owned by the Trenton
Community Church of the Nazarene
two miles west of the traffic light in
downtown Trenton. This year the idea
is more hometown folks with arts and
crafts. Out of owners are invited, but
we are looking to our Tri-County area
residents to show their talents.
Bring the kids to. enjoy the rides,
mom and dad to see the crafts, and
the whole family to see how much of
the variety of foods they can eat.
Only 38 crafting days left until
October 25, 2008; the festival is held
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please call 352-463-1057 for Merle
to get your application to participate.
in the community's arts and crafts
festival. We still have some space
available for game, food and craft
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The Gilchrist Club,
Drummond Community Bank
Accents at Palm Court
10E Sons & Lighting
Natasha and Patrick Allen
Anne Thompson Interiors
Chiefland Women's Club
Freeman Plumbing, Inc.
Hudson Food Stores & Hudson Properties
Perkins Financial Group
Rotary Club of Chief land
Standridge Baled Pine Straw, LLC
Diane D. Pierce Insurance Agency/State Farm Insurance
Smith Asset Management, LLC & Smith Law Firm, LLC
Usher Land and Timber
White Ford Co. Inc.
The White Foundation, Inc.
Beauchamp & Edwards, CPA
Cone Distributing, Inc.
Cross City Dental
Dixie County Times, LLC
Hill & Cobb Insurance Agenc
Allstate Insurance/Eddie Dugger
Central Florida Community College
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Ms. Debbie's Sugar Art
Suwannee Valley Veterinary Clinic
Audrey Gratto Jones Ch
.Knauff Funeral Home
Sheree Lancaster, P.A.
Markey's Audio Visual
Open Show Photography
larlene and Randy Stefanelli
Ray E. Thomas, Jr. P.A.
Trenton Medical Center
Larry R. Watson
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
By John M. Ayers
It is easy to understand why a ma- agreeing with the ploys the media too
jority of the registered voters don't go often uses, but I understand that they
to the polls and exercise their right to are after polls, numbers and media
vote; they too must be tired of hear- markets.
ing the negative political propaganda Stepping up to be considered as a
that is being reported on by the main worthy candidate for a political posi-
stream media. tion is a serious undertaking by any-
At our home, since the governor of one. In order to do a good job in rep-
Alaska became a member of the.Re- resenting the people, the candidate
publican presidential team, this has needs to know what is going on in the
been the rave about just how great area they are considering and estab-
she would be as a vice president, or lish a platform and standup for his or
maybe even the President. My wife her beliefs involving those issues.
watches a lot of Fox News and from I hope whoever the next president-
time to time, I switch over to CNN vice president team is will focus on
just to hear what the opposing politi- getting this country working to be
cal party is spreading involving the more diversified involving the types
issue of the week. of energy we use- and not so depen-'
I am tired of hearing about the two dent on foreign oil. I also think the
major political parties searching into United States needs to be focused on
the candidates' closets and digging the economy, less supportive of the
out their past, both personal and pb- banking and mortgage industry and
litical history, especially when they keep reality as a realistic principal in
put their twist on it. From time to teaching Americans what our future
time some of the information is inter- is about.
testing to see where they stood on a In Gilchrist County, the next five
past issue. to six months involving planning and
People need to keep in mind when preparation for future commercial
someone decides that they want to and industrial development will be
seek a political position, they must a key to the future. Hold on because
understand, they cast themselves it, is going to be quite a ride. When
into the public spotlight, and they in 2009 arrives, we will look back and
turn should be willing to deal with be able to see where we came from
the scrutiny from the media. I'm not and if we are better off.
By Lauren Rudd
Market trends, like the trends of
individual stocks, are impossible to r. .-,
forecast over the nebulously defined
short-term, which we will take to be .
18 months or less. To claim otherwise '
is, in my-opinion, pure nonsense. Now .
before I hear from hundreds of chart ... '
readers, let me state that I unabash- ,
edly stand behind Benjamin Graham ,
and Warren Buffett in believing that
the short-term price trend of a stock
is merely an indication of the mar-
ket's emotional mood at a particular
point in time.
However, the performance of a
company's shares over a period of a
year or two will be a mirror image of going forward that should drive the
its financial accomplishments. No- investment decision. And, it is the
tice that I did not mention the mar- company's adherence to that projec'-
ket's performance being reflected in tion that will ultimately determine
the price of individual shares. While the success of your investment.
there is certainly some effect, it is Heartening prose no doubt, but at
relatively minor, the same time, it is natural to find
Unfortunately, too many investors, yourself losing faith because of the
professional and amateur alike, are market's judgmental outlook. Yes,
wedded to rear view mirror concept. volatility and uncertainty are fright-
That is wrong. While past financial ening, even. to seasoned investors.
fundamentals play an initial role in Nonetheless, you need to constantly
the evaluation process, prior stock remind yourself that investing is riot
prices are of minimal importance. about how your portfolio performed
It is a company's projected course yesterday, or how it will perform to-
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Tue 2.182 ft. 3.250 ft. 0.442 ft. 2.470 ft.
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Perigee: 9/19 11:00PM Last Quarter: 9/22 1:05 AM
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Name: Hayden Myers
Lives: in Trenton
morrow. Rather it is about your suc-
cess a year or two down the road.
Therefore, you simply need to find
those corporations with winning re-
cords of accomplishment that sell
products you understand and whose
share, price you believe to be below
current potential. For example, tin-
less you are new to the planet, you
have probably at least heard of Wal-
Each month Wal-Mart offers up an
update on what sold and what didn't,
the reasons why and the net result
on sales. At-the end of each quarter,
overall, sales are either up or down,
as are profits.
So now it is left up to you to judge
whether Wal-Mart iswell positioned
to provide some price relief from
the seemingly never-ending rise in
the cost of living. If you believe the
answer is yes, then go forward with
your investment research.
On August 14, Wal-Mart reported
net sales for the second quarter were
approximately $101.6 billion, up
10.4 percent from the $92.0 billion
the company reported in the second
quarter last year. Income from con-
tinuing operations for the second
quarter was $3.385 billion, an in-
crease of 9.3 percent.
Earnings from continuing opera-
tions for the second quarter increased
to $0.86 per share from the previous
year's second quarter result of $0.75
per share. The prior year did include
a net benefit of $0.04 per share from
the net impact of a reduction of gen-
eral liability and workers' compensa-
tion claim accruals, gains from .the
sale of certain real estate properties
and charges for legal and other con-
Sales for last month increased 8.7
percent 'over the same period a year
ago, while for the prior 30 weeks,
sales were up 9.5 percent. It would
appear that Wal-Mart is doing some-
thing right, despite the negative con-
notation the name has to many peo-
The intrinsic value of the shares,
using a discounted earnings model
with a discount rate of 11 percent and
an earnings growth rate of 11 per-
cent, yields a value of $80 per share.
The more conservative free cash flow
to the firm model provides us with an
intrinsic value of $73 per share, as
compared to the recent price of $62
My earnings estimate for 2008 is
$3.54 per share and $3.90 per share
for 2009, with a 12-month target price
on the stock of $69, for an annualized
gain of 11.3 percent. There is also a
1.7 percent dividend yield.
He Will Lift You Up
Many are the trials borne upon the shoulders of the
people of God. The path is long and the way is difficult
when serving the King of Kings. Life brings its sorrows,
its burdens, its turmoil. The hands grow tired and the
knees weak from the heat of the day. As the war rages
furiously for the heart of man, the promise of our Father
leads us forth as a banner of hope and victory. As thirst in
a dry land, we long for relief and help in our time of
trouble. The trumpet calls forth the message, "Humble
yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you
up" (James 4:10).
What greater joy can the child, of God have than to
know the mighty hand of the Father will lift us up (1 Peter
5:6)! Do you grow tired? Are you weary? Can you see the
Father coming to lift you up? Our Father is not unaware of
our burdens. He pleads with us to let Him be the center of
our lives to allow Him to lift us up. : ,
We stumble and fall through our weakness, but He has
promised to lift us up. Sin does not have dominion over us
(Romans 6:14), yet we fail Him. The Beloved apostle
John reminds us of God's love for us, "If we confess our
sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). From
the filth of our sin, He lifts us from the mire. Through our
confession He lifts us up anew with the cleansing of His
wonderful grace. David knew all too well this lesson. His
sin with Bathsheba wrought a host of misery bringing the
man of God to a "broken and contrite heart" (Psalm
51:17). In his shame he declared to Nathan'the prophet, "I
have sinned against the Lord"*(2 Samuel 12:13). Jehovah
God reached down and lifted David up and restored his
soul. David writes, "Blessed is he whose transgression is
forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psalms 32:1). The king of
Israel humbled himself and the Lord lifted him up.
The trials of life bring us down and burden us. With age
come more burdens that almost overwhelm us in our
challenges faced daily. Friends forsake and disappoint us'
and we fail them. Loved ones are taken. Hopes and dreams
are dashed. Our faith is challenged on every level and we
cry out for help. In our cries we humble ourselves before
the Lord, and He lifts us like a weeping child and comforts
us in the bosom of His love. "Casting all your anxiety on
Him, because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). Imagine the
Maker of the world cares for me. He knows my every need
(Matthew 6:8). He fills my cup to overflowing (Psalm
23:5). He lifts me up when I humble myself to Him.
The Lord will lift us up when we bow before Him. We
cannot receive these blessings if we refuse to fall before
Him. He will not lift up those who lift themselves up
before Him. God seeks those whose hearts are humbled by
the majesty of a Father's love. The Father lifted up His Son
on a cross to draw all men to Him (John 12:42). William
Law wrote, "Humility is nothing else but a right judgment
of ourselves" (Christian Perfection, 1726). At the height of
our pride, we are but infinitesimal dust before the Creator.
And yet on this small blue marble of a world called Earth,
He cares for me. He knows when I fall and, through the
vast reaches of the void between my heart and His love;
He reaches down and picks me up.
Thank you Father for your hand of mercy, your strength
of love and your promise to abide with me as I abide with
you (John 14:23). Lift me up when I fall. Let me humble
myself before you that you may show your power in my
Trenton Church of Christ
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Plepse Visit www.trentonchurchofchrist.com Email email@example.com
You can write to financial colum-
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Fair news --
Important date "change: The Fat
Steer weigh in date has been changed
to October 11, 2008. The date on
the Official Entry Form is incorrect.
Please make a note of this change. .
The final Mandatory Meeting for
the Suwannee River Fair will be
held on Monday, September 29, 6:30
p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Fanning
All fair.participants, including clo-
verbuds, must attend a meeting. If
you have not attended one of the pre-
vious meetings, this meeting is your
last chance. Participants will receive
an important packet which includes
rules, schedules and information vital
to participation in the fair.
If you have any questions, please
call Marti Smith at (352.) 262-1829.
River Rise Romp
to be held Dec. 6
Endurance riders in North Florida
plan to beat price of gas by planning
another competition closer to home.
High Springs will host River Rise
Romp 50/25 on December 6 at the
River Rise Preserve State Park, just
west of town on SR 27.
This will be a first use of State Park
facilities for an Endurance camp in
Florida so everybody bring along
your best manners. Dogs will finally
be permitted to camp but must follow
some strict rules.
The Camp is small and entry will be
limited to about 40 rigs. A discount
is available for entries that haul in the
same trailer. A 20 stall barn will ease
space in the camp area also.
Proceeds go to a Gilchrist charity:
actually it is all 'going to the dogs'
with Animal Rescue Friends to ben-
Entry fliers are online at SEDRA
site: distanceriding.com or AERC.
org or contact manager Eward Bisch
in Bell 352 463 0668.
No winner of the $20 million
97 at $4,037.50
6,071 at $52
109,921 at $4
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
No winner of the $24 million
89 at $5,533
5,651 at $70.50
115,638 at $4.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:
family : My mother, Tamara
school Class: Miss Kear-
ey's kindergarten class at
rrenton Elementary School
likes about school: It is
un to learn, I like to tell my
Favorite food: Baked beans
favorite place to visit: The
)ark and Chuck E. Cheese
favorite things to do: Play
vith my cousins and go to
Rest friends: Eleanor,
vhom I met in Pre-K, Niara
By Cindy Jo Ayers
I have to admit that some people
complain about the mess they make,
but they are a vital part of growing
up country in this part of the state.
Pineapple pear, also known as Hard
pear, is the old-fashioned pear your
grandmother raised in her Florida
yard. Tough, hardy and hard to kill,
they produce bushels of hard cooking
pears which ripen July through Sep-
tember in this area.
My mother has canned these
pears for as long as I can remember.
Momma would serve her sweet pear
halves on a bed of lettuce with a dol-
lop of mayonnaise in the center and
just a couple of spoonfuls of grated
cheddar cheese, sprinkled across the
top. This dish was referred to as pear
She would also cut up the, same
pears which were put up in a sugar
syrup and make a cobbler with them.
My mother called me recently
to share a recipe that her long-time
friend Ida Mae Watson had given her.
To make a long story short, Momma
thinks this is about the best recipe for
pears that she has ever eaten.
The directions are a little different
but. the cake is good. This is yet an-
other way to use those homegrown
Ya Jf s 2A/i- caX
4 cups cooked, chopped, drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoons cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
Spread pears over the bottom of
a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with nuts and
cinnamon. Combine flour, salt, soda,
sugar and sprinkle over pears. Blend
eggs, oil and vanilla and pour over
other ingredients in pan. Stir with
fork until blended. Smooth batter
evenly in pan and bake at 350 de-
grees for 40 minutes.
Note: to cook pears just boil them
in water until tender. Also momma
reported that when you mix this rec-
ipe up with the fork it doesn't look
too well blended, but as it bakes, it all
blends better and come out fine.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Bring all ingredients to a boil and
pour over the hot cake.
Nature Photography Workshop
Join Nature Photographer and former Jacksonville Camera Club president
John Reed on September 20th and 21st at Okefenokee National Wildlife Ref-
uge to learn basic fundamental nature photography concepts at one of the
nation's most unique ecosystems.
Pre-registration is required for this workshop! There will be a $25 registra-
tion fee, payable by cash or check, and class size is limited to 24 participants.
The $5 entrance fee into Okefenokee NWR is not included in the registration
To register and for more information, contact the Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at (912) 496-7836 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. dai-
Trenton Commission .
appoints two members to:
By John M. Avers
,The Trenton City Commission
discussed the first Gilchrist Coun-
ty VISION committee meeting
that was held Tuesday, September
2. City Manager Jered Ottenwess
reported to the city commission at
their Tuesday. September 9 meet-
ing that the county commission
requested that two city commis-
sion members be appointed to the
Vision committee so that the city.
could be involved in the planning
Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen
reported to, the Commission that
he would like to serve on the VI-
SION'committee. The commission,
discussed the process and a council
member asked Commission Mar-
cia Hellams if she was interested in
being apart of the Vision process..'
Mrs. Hellams explained that she
did not know anything about the
Vision conimittee, but she would
attend the meetings and become
a part of the planning process 'for.
the entire county. Trenton attorney
David M. Lang, Jr. told the com-
mission that the meeting would be
advertised to the public to attend.
Auto Home Life '.
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education, or tax deferred savings. Plus, your Farm Bureau
Insurance Agent has the expertise and training you expect from
one of the nation's top Life Insurance Companies. Call today.
Your Hometown Agents
Ben Colson 463-2298
Larry Merritt Trenton, Florida
is what we do best.
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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hopper
Michael Hopper of Trenton and Christa Collins of Venice were married on
Friday, August 8, 2008. The couple exchanged vows at the Gilchrist County
Womens Club in Trenton. The couple were married by Pastor Greg Douglas
of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Michael is the son of Cheryl Hopper of Trenton and Keith Hopper of
Killeen, Texas. Christa is the daughter of Greg and Cathy Collins of Venice,
Recorded marriages in Gilchrist County
Justin Mitchell Bryant, 6/28/2008, married on 9/6/2008, in Newberry by
and Samantha Marie Wesley, Pastor Robert L. Pearce, Jr.
8/8/1990, both of Newberry, were
Mary Jane James and he
ter Scottlyn of Woodstock,
spent time in Trenton this
iting Mary Jane's mother A
Schofield and brother Gra
in Trenton, Mary Jane an
lyn enjoyed a lovely trip tc
Happy Birthday wishes tc
Trantham on September
nifer Ehrhart, Debra Seale
Trumpp, Jake Bullington,
Williams, Tanya Apone, Su
ant, Ellie Miller, Chris I
Doug Bullington, Lillie Ann
Dale Bivens,.Betty Gay, anc
Sauls, on September 18; Ch
man, Cynthia Osteen, Den
ing, Rick Lawrence, Ava
and Marilyn Williams on S
19; Olivia Rogers, Brainard
son, Gray Smith, and Casey
on September 20; Sonnett
planned for Septe
Betty Martin of Old Tc
Mr. and Mrs., Mark Lang
Trenton would like to ai
the engagement and appi
marriage of their children,
Martin and Brian Langford
Jessica is the granddaul
Joyce and the late Cliff G
Palmdale, and Sylvia and
Gregorio Bentencourt of
Brian is the grandson of
Mrs. Jackie Langford, and
Mrs. Wayne Dean all of Tr
The wedding is planned
urday, September 20, 2008
p.m. The ceremony will tal
at Langford Farm. All frie
family are invited to attend
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. A
of Trenton proudly annou
wedding of their daughter
"Karen" Arrington to Rob
son" Driggers, son of Mr. a
Duane Driggers of Old Tow
The. wedding will be I
September 27,2008, at 2:0(
the Pentacostal Holiness Cl
Cross City. All friends anc
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EXCELLENCE IN VISION CARE
NOW CLOSE TO HOME.
Tri-County Primary Care welcomes Dr. Jim Roberts to Cross City.
Dr, Roberts will be in Cross City for one day only -
Friday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm! Don't miss this opportunity!
Dr. Roberts is a board certified ophthalmologist and on Friday, October 3rd,
Dr. Roberts will be as near as your neighborhood and
as close asyour phone. /
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BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTH-LLMOLOGIST
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tr daugh- Maleena Raney, Ralph Sims, Nel-
Georgia, lie Studstill, Rene6 Hart, Lloyd K.
week vis- Flores, Sr., Matthew Flores, Ruby-
knna Mae Lyn Remolador, Monique Cadungog,
.y. While and Bryan Fletcher on September 21;
id Scott- Leornard Percival, Bubba Beck, Jim
Fanning Floyd, Pricilla Ann Langford, Jackie
Barron, Jr., and Colby Wilkerson on
Michael September 22; Anita Davis, Billy
15; Jen- Hatch, Owen Bullington, Becki Can-
ey, Jason non, and Monica Caraway on Sep-
Jennifer tember 23; Kathryn Houser, Timothy
isan Bry- James, and Diane Mathis on Septem-
Langford, ber 24.
n.Watson, Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
d Pauline and Mrs. Gene Wiggins, and Mr. and
uck East- Mrs. Pete Davis on September 20;
nis Flem- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee, and Don-
Roberts, nie and Tammi Hicks on September
eptember 22; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bullington,
Richard- Nonie and Evelyn Flores-Remolader,
y Carlisle and Kenneth and Luna Collins on
t Brown, September 23.
ngs Card of Thanks
mber There are so many acts of kindness
S we'd like to say "thanks" to individu-
ally, but that would be impossible,
so please accept our heartfelt thanks
for all the kind works, words, food,
phone calls, shoulders to cry on,
>wn and hugs of encouragement, and just to
ford of know you were there if we needed
announce you. It was a long hospital stay, but
coaching we're home now, and God has richly
Jessica blessed us. Most of all, thanks for the
ghter of The Roy Langford Family
the late Chamber Corner
Ameris Bank--Trenton Location
Mr. and will host a Chamber Mixer Thursday,
Mr. and September 18th from 5:00 p.m.-6:30
enton. p.m. Come join us for a fpn after-
forSat- hours social.
, at 6:30 The Chamber of Commerce will
ke place have a booth at Down Home Days
nds and on October 25th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00
p.m. Anyone wishing to donate items
for our basket raffle can call Kyle at
Mark your. calendar for Monday,
I / December 15th. This will be the
date we judge our Annual Christmas
Lighting Contest. Stay tuned for
nce gton more information.
rnce the In an effort to cut costs, the cham-
, Ronda ber is using email to keep members
aert "Ja- informed of upcoming events, mixer
nd Mrs. reminders, chamber news, etc. If you
heldn. have not received an e-mail and would
held on like to receive these updates, send me
c Pm. at an email to: chamber@gilchristcoun-
I family ty.com or call 463-3467. -
* V Habitat workday
planned for Saturday
There will be a Habitat for Human-
ity Workday on Saturday, September
20th at 9 a.m. Habitat for Human-
ity is building our first home in the
Tri-County area, outside of Old
Town and we would love your help!
If you're interested in building, call
463-7207. We can use your help in
other ways also. We'd love to have
you involved! Habitat is a non-de-
moninational Christian ministry
helping your neighbors and friends.
Thanks and God Bless!!
Post 91 to meet
The American Legion Auxilary
Post #91 .will meet jointly with the
American Legion Post #91 on Thurs-
day, September 18, 2008. A donation
dinner will be from 5:30pm-6:45pm,
meeting to follow at 7:00pm.
Location of Post #91 is on Hwy 129
between Bell & Trenton on Walker
Curve. For information, please call
Share your news with the commu-
nity, by calling the Gilchrist County
Journal at 463-7135.
to- ce/eLrate0 wuea/wza aumyW
Amos and Alene (Worth) Philman will be celebrating their 68th wedding
anniversary on Friday, September 19, 2008. They were married on Septem-
ber 19, 1940.
Mr. Philman retired from the State Road Department in 1983, and Mrs.
Philman retired from Sunland Training Center in 1985. They moved back
to Bell in 1987. They have four children; three live near them, and the other
lives in Gainesville.
Gilchrist County marriage applications
Stefan Schnotalla, 8/5/1964, and Anibal Jose Melendez, 1/19/1974,
Sibylle Martina Valvo, 4/7/1963, both and Elvia OrdonezRamos, 2/18/1979,
of Bell. both of Alachua.
Daniel Matthew Dewees, Michael Kenneth Kaatz, 1/6/1986,
4/15/1981, and Crystal Leah Long, of Fanning Springs, and Kristy Ni-
3/9/1984, both of Trenton. cole McGee, 6/11/1984, of Trenton.
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If elected sheriff, I will be a working sheriff and available for the citizens of
Gilchrist County. Remembering, that the citizens are the ones who do the
electing. At this time during my campaign, and also if elected, I can be
reached at (386) 623-0987. If I haven't met or spoken with you during my
campaign, and you so desire, please give me a call. I look forward to working
for, and with, the citizens of Gilchrist County.
Your vote and support are greatly appreciated.
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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
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David Faison and Deanna Lynn Faison
David Faison would like to announce the birth of his little sister. Deanna
Lynn Faison, born on 9/11/08 at 7:08 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. Dean-
na's proud parents are Jonathan and Linsay Faison.
Bill and Terrie Deen introduce
and welcome their new son
'Left to right: Putnam County Circuit Judge, Arthur Nichols; Chery
Young, Kenny's aunt, Terrie's sister. Back row: Terrie, Bill, Chance,
Chad and in the middle, Kenny.
Bill and Terrie Deen would like to
introduce and welcome their new-
est son and family member, Ken-
neth Brooks Deen. Kenneth is 13
years old and attends seventh grade
at Trenton Middle/High School. He
joins his new brothers, Chance and
Thanks to all who made this adop-
tion a success. A special thanks to
all our family members, the school
system, Community Partnership for
Children and Children's Home Soci-
ety of Gainesville and Trenton.
( Ver W
One of the most rewarding 4-H op-
portunities is the state Hog and Ham
project, in which young people raise
market hogs and at the end of the
project, the 4-Hers bring their hogs
to the University of Florida's Animal
Science Department. Here the young
people are taught how to butcher, cut,
and wrap the hog into meat for their
family. Of course part of the project
is keeping accurate feed, health care,
and management records, and each
young person has to give a power
point demonstration on their experi-
ence. Each youth also completes a
retail audit to learn the value of the
pork products they have produced.
Cassie Pridgeon of the Gator
County 4-H Club is our 4-Her of the
Week. Cassie is one of two 4-Hers.
in Gilchrist County who recently
completed the Hog and Ham proj-
ect. Cassie had the best carcass in
her group. Cassie really enjoyed the
Hog and Ham project and has the
pictures to prove it. A well-rounded
young lady, Cassie is also a cheer-
leader at Bell High School and will
be representing Florida in November
at the National 4-H Poultry Judging
Contest in Kentucky as part of the
Gilchrist County Team that won the
state contest. Cassie is raiding a hog
for the Suwannee River Youth Fair
and chickens for the 4-H laying hen
Projectt' Cassie is the 4-H County
Council Secretary and is Reporter for
Gator Country 4-H Club. Cassie has
a sweet personality and has no trou-
ble making friends. Her long term
goals are to attend the University of
Georgia and major in some agricul-
tural field. Congratulations, Cassie,
on being the 4-Her of the week! Now
is the time for youth to .sign up in a
4-H Club. Any interested young per-
son between the ages of 5-18 can call
463-3174 for more information.
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T Pork Dinner
S 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 3, 2008 at Billy "
Smith's Watermelon Shed.
All proceeds benefits THS
-, Diamond Club -
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Rabies $5 / Distemper $10
FREE Dog Dip
FREE Dog Food Samples
FREE Hot Dogs
2nd Annual "Strut Your Mutt" Frontline
Dog Costume Contest Advantage
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East Rodgers Blvd. Chiefland Price
/ Will restructure the Gilchrist Sheriff's Office to -save tax
dollars and immediately increase service to the community.
S/ Will work within provided budgets.
V Will make illegal drugs & burglaries a top priority.
/ Will prevent crime before it happens by working with our
youth to demonstrate the dangers of drugs and the
consequences of crime.
/ Will recruit and retain quality employees who live in
/ Will train and sponsor local youth interested in
/ Will treat all people with respect & fairness.
/ Will be available to all citizens and will do my best to
help solve problems.
/ Will keep politics out of the Gilchrist County
It has been my privilege to meet with so many citizens of our great county
while out on the campaign trail. I have received such great support and kind
words from so many people. This has truly been a heartwarming experience, for
me and, win or lose on November 4th I thank each and every one of you from
the bottom of my heart.
One question that seems to come up frequently is why I chose to run with No
Party Affiliation (NPA). I have chosen to run as a candidate with no party
' affiliation because I have such a high respect for the office of the sheriff and the
* importantrole this office plays in our community. I have not changed parties to
run for sheriff. I am still a registered Republican as I have been since I was 18
years old. I made the decision to run with no party affiliation to demonstrate that
regardless of someone's personal views or beliefs the function of the sheriff is to
enforce the laws set. forth by the State of Florida and the United States. The
enforcement of these laws should be done without prejudice, preference, or
predisposition for any outcome. For the same reasons judges are prohibited by
state law from running on any party platform (to assure a fair, neutral, and
impartial judiciary), you should know that your sheriff is objective and guided
solely by the law, not politics or special interests.
Being a Democrat or a Republican has nothing to do with being the sheriff. The
position of sheriff is complex and requires many different skills to be successful.
The next sheriff should be elected based on real qualifications and experience in
the areas our sheriff will deal with on a daily basis. The sheriff must know the
law, manage the 55 full time employees, and manage a budget of more than 3
million dollars. The sheriff must juggle all these difficult responsibilities while at
the same time accomplishing the ultimate goal of serving and protecting the
I am a.Christian man and father of two wonderful sons. I have deep roots in this
area as both my grandfather's brother and my father's brother were Baptist
preachers in Dixie County where I spent many summers as a child both in the
church and in the springs. I was baptized as a young man in the same Baptist
Church where I attended school. Both of my grandfathers and my father were
retired career law enforcement officers. It is from this strong upbringing that I
have developed such conviction for helping my fellow man and making the
world a better place for our children and their children to come.
When you cast your vote, don't make your choice based on party affiliation or
any reason other than who is most qualified to be the sheriff. Make your choice
and cast your vote because the candidate has the education, skills, and experience
needed to be your next sheriff.
Thank you for your consideration and support,
Robert E. Willis
GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF!
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Robert E. Willis
No Party Affiliation candidate for Sheriff
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Purple Powerhouse Band news
What a. great beginning to an
outstanding marching season. We
had our first home game, anda ter-
rific trip to FSU. A big "Thank
You" to all of the parents who are
participating tO help our organiza--
tion grow strong ..
Please check the schedule for
any extra practices and all of the
events coming up. Friday Septem-
ber 19th is our next home game.
Please come and see the show and
enjoy a great football game.
The band is selling coupon en-
tertainment books. If anyone is in-
terested, please call the band room
or just as one of the Tiger Pride
Marching Band members. You
save a lot more money than you
spend on the b6ok.
We are putting together a recipe
book for the fall fundraiser. If you
have any recipes you would like to
share, please go to the band web-
site and download the recipe form.
Any and all recipes are welcome.'
Please have them turned in by Oc-
tober I st so that we will be able to
order the recipe books for the holi-
day season. Thank you!!
Trenton FFA Alumni to meet
The Trenton FFAAlumni will hold building at Trenton High School.
a meeting on October 6, 2008, at 6:30 All alumni members, parents and
p.m. former FFA members are asked to at-
The meeting will be held in the Ag tend.
FSU 08 Trip: 1st row: Ms. Sara Gover, Band Director. 2nd row: T. Mickell, N. Dahlgren, V Ryan, L. Ash, A. Griffith, K. Burke, E. ,Dahlgren
S. Ryan, C. Crawford, A. Philman. 3rd row: B. Railey, K. Williams, J. Ash, T. Cutts, C. Riveria, J. Seip, J. Gray, T. Griffith, E. Crocker, C.
Broderick, A. Spoher. 4th row: Mrs. Railey (reading the paper), Mrs. Cutts, A. Brannings, V Hillard, T. Pease, A. Furst, K. Gurel, V Bach-
mann, G. Hunter, S. Saffell, T. Ash. 5th row: Mr. Edwards, Mr. Gray, Mr. Mickell, Mrs. Frair, Mr. Ash and Mr. Burke
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Sharks & Jets backdrop with the Purple Powerhouse Marching Band
on the field,
The Purple Powerhouse Band
had an exceptional week. First, the
sales for one of our key fundraisers,
Cookie Dough, was off the charts.
In a time of economic hardships, the
residents of Gilchrist County came
through and we appreciate each and
every one of you.
On Friday night our West Side
Story back drop debuted at Bell's
football game against Oak Hall. The
back drop consists of two 8 foot
wide by 12 foot high New York style
apartment buildings with a. 10 foot
clothesline of wash between them.
Each building has either the Sharks
or Jets logo and graffetti by the band
members. Two galvanized trash cans
add the final touch. I wish to thank
Kevin McPhearson, Dermot Burke
and Elaine Lagasse .for their assis-
tance in making my design a reality
for Ms. Gover and the band. A big
thank you to the Middle School stage
Player of the Week
Rushed 94 Yards
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
IT'S YOUR SCHOOL -- LET'S GET INVOLVED!!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
From September 18, 2008 to September 24, 2008
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Lafayette Co.
LB1 Invitational Varsity volleyball
Varsity football game vs. Lighthouse
LBI Invitational Varsity volleyball
MS/JV/Varsity volleyball games vs. Trenton
JV/Varsity volleyball games vs. Branford
MS football game vs/Trenton
MS volleyball game vs/Chiefland
TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
9/22 2:45-4:00 p.m. Sign Language 3-4th grades
9/22 6:00 p.m. ESOL Cultural Family Night TES Cafeteria
9/23 2:45-4:00 p.m. Sign language lst-2nd grades
9/23 3:00-5:30 p.m. Drama Club Practice Music Room/Cafeteria
9/25 6:00 p.m. FL Farm Bureau Banquet TES Cafeteria
TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH
ptember Sally Foster Fundraiser for Juniors
I. JV, V VVolleyball v. Branford
1. JV Football v. Bronson
Varsity Volleyball Tournament
1. Varsity Football v. Pedro Menendez
All State Band Auditions
1. MS,JV,V Volleyball v. Bell
1. THS Picture Day
MS, JV, V Volleyball v. Oak Hall
MS, JV, V Volleyball v. Bronson
n. JV Football at Hawthorne
n. Varsity Football at Lafayette HS
Up-To-Date Calendar on www.gilchristschools.org
crew Austin Myers, Andrew Griffith,
.Thomas Waldron, Lacey Ash, Kati
Thomas, Megan Everts, Chad Barnes,
Maranda Luecke, Kendy Powell and
Shyne Vantassell. This set takes a lot
of effort, and these kids were up to
We had a great bunch of volunteers
on Friday. Thank you to Cinnamon
McPhearson for feeding the band.
Thank you to Steven Cutts for in-
stalling fence protection for our per-
cussioin section and'to all the help-
ers with the Bulldog gear table and
stands, Stacy Bachmann, Lori Ann
Hunter, Gerthe Cutts, Gloria Friar,
Dermot Burke, David and Stepahnie
Thirty-five band musicians and
twelve chaperones made the trek Sat-
*urday to FSU Band Day. After lunch,'
our group got great seats for the
Marching Chiefs' skull session. They
got a up close and personal with the
Chiefs' flute section. The group's hot
day was compensated with a big win
for FSU over Chattanooga. Thanks
again to our boosters, Steven and
Gerthe Cutts, Billy Mikell, Gloria
Friar, Dermot Burke, Elaine Lagasse,
David Gray, Dena Griffith, Ed Ash,
Joyce Railey, Mike Dispardo and Ms.
G for chaperoning.
Don't forget boosters, there is a
booster meeting this Thursday at 7:00
in the band room. See you there!
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I would like to thank all of the people who K, B,
supported me in my campaign. I would
especially like to thank my family and the .
people who provided financial support. We gt*
live in the best county in the state, and I am
proud to call Gilchrist County my home.
My only disappointment in this entire ,J
process was the low voter turn-out. If you
THS Tiger Band Parents
want to have your voice heard, you need to vote.,
country was founded on the right to vote and free elections.
It is a shame that 6,700 people in Gilchrist County failed to
cast their ballot. May God continue to bless us all.
Letter To Citizens of Gilchrist Counity
Dear Fellow Gilchrist County Citizens,
First, I would like to explain that I am not a politician, and my
statements are strictly voluntary and not for personal or politi-
cal reasons. My statements are based upon what I believe to be
in the best interest of Gilchrist County, which I love and care
With his background in law enforcement and his proven
commitment to Gilchrist County, I believe that Daniel Slaugh-
ter will always put the needs of Gilchrist County first when
law enforcement issues are decided and carried out.
Daniel is'a native of Gilchrist County and has served as a law enforcement officer in
Gilchrist County for many years. He is familiar with all areas of the county as well as
those living within those areas, which is a plus towards becoming the next sheriff.
Friends, the person that we choose for our next sheriff is very important and we should
not make that decision without careful study. Daniel has the experience necessary to be
able to hit the ground running and handle the situations as they arise.
Daniel has expressed great concern about the weakening and depressed economy and
its effect upon national, state and especially local government. This i's something that
concerns all of us these days. He is prepared and able to deal with the budget and fund-
ing issues that the sheriff's office will face in the future.
Since crime in general including drugs, burglaries, thefts, murders, and many other
crimes which come under the responsibility of our local law enforcement are on the
rise, we need a sheriff who has the training and experience to deal with the variety of
problems which arise in Gilchrist County. Daniel has the training and hands on experi-
ence gained from many years of service to this community to deal with these situations.
Daniel has a "Can Do, Will Do" attitude. He knows that he will be dealing with the
Gilchrist County Commission on a regular basis and I believe that he will face the
issues at hand in an honorable and trustworthy manner.
Lifelong Gilchrist County Resident
Political Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel Slaughter, Republican, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County
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GITLCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
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I._ __., ,_I .+ __ Bell outscores Oak Hall 30-22
BMI Volleyball Team wins against Bronson
Congratulations to the Bell Middle School volleyball team on their'first win against Bronson. Back row:
Student Coach Brittney Speck, Coach Brooke Smith, Kaitlyn Sheffield, Brittney Mauldin, Ashley "Bar-
bie" Anderson, Laura Hankins,. Stephanie Stalvey, Alicia Greene, Sarah Mehl, and Assistant Coach
Julie Thomas. Third row: Raychel Thomas, Michelle Murphy, Emily Helton, and Shelbie Hutto. Second
row: Amanda Dennis, Mindy Sykes, Cassidy Panchyshyn, Kelsey Cox, Kailey Roux, Adrianna Hodge,
and Lillian Carter. Front row: Michaelah Sunberg, and Megan Sites.
Mrs. McKenzie's Class make
flags for 9-11
Back Row: Justin Hammond, Savannah Capps, MacKenzie Story,
Shae Fischer, Christian Disch, Jasmine Atwater, Darian Ingram,
Mackenzie Cruz-Gijon, and Hunter Purtlebaugh Middle Row: Kevin
Flores-Vasquez, Vanessa Elmore, Allen Coen, Gemma Garcia-Gijon,
Adrian Ingram, and Cody Cason. Front Row: Natthan Langford, Cait
Murch, and Angel Garcia .
Last Thursday, Mrs. McKenzie's. Even :h-ugh her class was not born
kindergarten class at Trenton El- during the terrorist attacks, the stu-
ementary took time to honor those dents. honored the people involved
from September 11th. in September 11th with a moment of
Her class made a flag which in- silence.
cluded everybody's hand prints.
"NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND
CALL DANNY ANYTIME."
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The Villages rock the
By John M. Ayers
The Trenton Tigers hosted a non-
district opponent Friday night as The
Villages rolled into small town Friday
night football excitement. The Tigers
proved to be less than up to the chal-
lenge as the Buffaloes escaped with a
In the first half the Tigers scored
ini the second period as C.J. Bowers
scored 1 of 3 touchdowns to put the
Tigers on the scoreboard. At halftime
the visitors held a 28-6 edge.
In the second half the Tigers scored
once in the third quarter, and Bowers
scored again in the opening minutes
of the final period to keep the Tigers
within striking distance of the Buffa-
loes. Trenton's Brandon Stone scored
with only minutes left inf the game on
a sprint from scrimmage.
C.J.. Bowers, the Tigers' senior
running back, had 29 carries for 283
yards. Brandon Stone rushed 6 times
for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Trenton's defense allowed 467
total yards on, offense. The Tiger's.
Travis Sessions had 7 total tackles to
lead the offense.
The loss slumps the Tiger's to 0-2
as theyihost Menendez High School
of St. Augustine. This game will get
underway at 7:30 p.m.
Attention Class of 2010:
The 2008 PSAT will be
given on Wednesday,
To compete for the 2010 National
Merit Scholarship Program you must
take the PSAT. Any grade level.may
take this test, but only llth graders
can qualify for the National Merit
Scholarship. The cost is $13. Please
sign up with your guidance coun-
THS Guidance Counselor
The City of Fanning Springs has tentatively adopted
a budget for 2008-2009.
This notice is applicable to
Gilchrist and Levy Counties
A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION
on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on:
September 23, 2008
City Hall City of Fanning Springs
17651 NW 90th COURT,
Fanning Springs, Florida
By John M. Ayers
The Bell Bulldogs welcomed an-
other football foe into Bulldog sta-
dium Friday night, and by the end of
the evening, the
Eagles returned to Gainesville fol-
lowing a 30-22 defeat.
The Bulldogs rallied in the closing
-minutes of the first period as Ryan
Fischer picked off an Eagle arial and
returned it 96 yards for a touchdown.
Oak Hall controlled the opening
moments of the second period as they
scored a touchdown on a 16-yard pass
from Indianos to Roderick. With the
scored tied at 6-6; the visitors' Rod-
erick surprised the Bulldogs when he
split the uprights on a 39-yard field
goal to take a 9-6 lead.
As the first half was coming to an
end, Bell's Robert Hankins pulled in a
10-yard pass from quarterback Justin
Fowler to take the lead. Fowler and
Hankins showed the Bulldog fans
that this was no fluke as they played
catch again on the 2-point conversion
attempt for Bell to take a 14-9 lead
In the third period the Bulldogs
took control as Lee Carlisle lashed
through the Eagles' defense for an
11-yard touchdown run. Bell's Justin
Fowler picked up the conversion as
he ran into the end zone for 2 more
points. Bell appeared to have the
game under command as they led 22-
9 going into the final period.
Oak Hall put the Bulldogs to the
test as they scored twice to keep the
game close. With 10:20 left in the
game, Goodman connected with In-
dianos for a 5-yard touchdown pass.
Roderick added the extra point kick
to pull the visitors to 22-16.
Lee Carlisle gave the Bulldogs new
life when he stretched the host lead
as he scored on a 2-yard touchdown
September 19th is
October ACT test
The next ACT test will be admin-
istered on October 25, 2008. Stu-
dents who wish to take the college
admission and placement exam must
register by September 19th, the dead-
line for having the registration post-
Late registration, with an addi-
tional fee, will be accepted until the-
final postmark deadline of October
3rd. Students can register on-line at
www.actstudent.org or pick up pack-
ets from their high school guidance
office 'TI-cost 's $31 for the tradi-
tional ACT and $4-6 for the ACT Plus
Bell's #23 Lee Carlisle gets to Oak Hall #35 to stop the running back
from reaching a first down.
bolt into the end' zone. Hankins and
Fowler gave the Bulldogs a 2-point.
conversion on a pass play with 2:43
left in the game. With the score 30-
16, Oak Hall still had life left in their
The Eagles' quarterback connected
to his favorite target Roderick for a
28-yard touchdown pass to pull the
visitors to a 30-22 margin.
With the victory, Bell, improves to
Writing. Some colleges require or,
recommend ACT's optional Writing
Test score, so students should find
out the requirements of prospective
colleges. before registering for the
exam. ACT scores are accepted by
all four-yedr colleges and universities
in the United States.
Additional information about reg-
istration for those with special needs
can be found at www.actstudent.org.
Students in need of financial assis-
tance should visit their school coun-
selor for qualification information
and'to apply for a fee waiver. ACT's
website has helpful.information, free
sample tests and the opportunity to
order inexpensive test preparation
THS Guidance Counselor
2-0 while the Oak Hall Eagles drop
to 0-2. The Bulldogs will travel to
Deland Friday night to take on Light-
house Christian Academy.
Bell's Lee Carlisle set the mark
for the offense rushing for 230 yards
on 21 attempts and scoring 2 touch-
downs. The senior linebacker also
had 11 total tackles in this game.
Teammate Cory Irvin had 4 solo and
6 assists for 10 stops, on defense.
March of Dimes
Poker Run Benefit
Start your engines and get ready for
Bikers fbr Babies, a March of Dimes'
Benefit Poker Run On Saturday, Oc-
tober 4, 2008.
The motorcycle ride will travel
through Dixie, Lafayette and Gilchrist
County and registration will begin at
10 a.m. at Brick Grill on Highway
19 in Old Town. Registration costs
$10 per rider. The bike ride starts
at 11 a.m. At the end of the motor-
cycle ride enjoy a bulls- eye contest,
a drawing for door prizes, live music
and free hot dogs and drinks.
For more information on how you
can help prevent prematurity call
Carol Jones at (352) 210-0025 or
CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS
FISCAL YEAR: 2008-2009
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD:
Ad Valorem Taxes
Fines and Forfeitures
Sales and Use Taxes
Millage per $1,000'
Local Communication Service Tax
Licenses and Permits
Charges for Services
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES:
EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES:
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
TOTAL EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES:
TOTAL APPROPRIATE EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES:
Note: The tentative, adopted and/or final budgets are on file in the office of
the above-mentioned taxing authority as a public record.
GILC.CHRIST COUT NTY JOURNAL,
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Two thumbs up and four stars!!!1
Lest you think you have grabbed the
wrong paper or, that I have become
a movie critic...rest easy. However,
I do believe that we ought to share
good things and good news with folks
who think both are sometimes over-
due. Recently I had the opportunity
to participate, in a private viewing of
anupcoming movie that I believe car-
ries a most relevant and -hope-filled
message...one that our culture is des-
perate to hear. With. what comes out
of Hollywood these days, this was
like a breath of fresh air! The name
of the movie is "Fireproof" and it
will be released in theatres on Friday,.
With the. subtitle, "Never leave
your partner behind", the heart of the
movie applies, this old firefighter's
adage to the marriage relationship be-
tween Capt. Caleb Holt and his wife
Catherine. After seven years of mar-
riage, constant conflict has brought
them to the brink of divorce. At this
point, Caleb's father challenges his
son to commit to a 40-day experi-
ment called "The Love Dare." While
trying to stay true to his promise,
Caleb becomes frustrated time and
again, until he makes a life-changing
discovery and begins to understand
what it means to truly love his wife.
A great line in the movie comes from
a conversation between several fire-
fighters, "Fireproof doesn't mean
that something prevents fire...it
means you are able to withstand fire."
A strong message to take to heart...
fireproofing your marriages doesn't
mean that you won't have struggles;
it means you will be able to withstand
This movie is the third feature film
from Sherwood Baptist Church in
South Georgia, coming on the heels
of "Facing the Giants." "Giants"
was the top-selling DVD in Chris-
tian bookstores in 2007, and grossed
$10 million in theatres. "Fireproof'
combines drama, action and an hon-
est look inside a real marriage with
a sprinkling of humor to produce an
entertaining, heart changing message
delivered in a must-see movie!
I thoroughly enjoyed this mov-
ie...it made me laugh and it made me
think. It reinforced so many things
that I have shared with you over the
past year of Heart Matters column re-
lating to marriage and relationships. I
encourage you to send a strong mes-
sage to the entertainment industry
that these are the kinds of movies
that we would like to see more of:
no profanity, no sexual content, and
a positive influence.. go see it! Make
a, date with your spouse, boyfriend,
girlfriend, Sunday school class, co-
workers or that couple you know
that needs some encouragement and
check out "Fireproof," because your
heart matters! To view the trailer visit
Trenton Community Nazarene church
(2 miles west of traffic light on SR-2-6)
10:0 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service
+63-1057 fPastor Merle Goodrich
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH dBo.
6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE.- NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP......... ... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ...................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 6:30 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH O
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
t 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Students
Charles Brock, Musit 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 ......................0 P........... .................................. 6:30 PM
~ Nursery Provided for All Services '
We Welcome Yotiu To
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (SBC)
4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell, FL 32619
(3 miles North of Bell od 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"
1t "F:isl Dapis l-uhupch .
Welcomes Vou !
"Embracing the Past and Reaching Toward the Future."
Comer of NE Second St. and Highway 26 in Trenton
(Nursery provided for all services)
.Sunday School 9:45 AM (classes for all'ages)
Sunday Morning Worship & Children's Church 11 AM
Sunday Night Bible Study 6 PM
Awana 6:20 PM
Youth Bible Study, Praise & Worship 6:30 PM
Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7 PM
DYNAMIC MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES!
Call 463-2038 for more information
Church Annual Fall
The Branford Presbyterian Church,
Presbyterian Women of the Church
will hold their annual Fall Bazaar
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
October 4 at the Branford Presbyte-
rian Church Fellowship Hall.
The Bazaar will feature handmade
crafts, baked goodies, and a white el-
ephant yard sale. A raffle fundraiser
for a beautiful earth-tone colored,
queen size, handmade quilt created
by one of our ladies is also being
held, so please ask for tickets while
, Branferd Presbyterian Church is
located on the comer of Branford
YOU ARE WELCOME AT
PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
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.......................ll:00 AM "
Evening Worship.......................6:00 PM T
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton
Youth Director Josh Dease
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Hwy. 247 and Drane St. and Haines
Ave., near downtown Branford.
For more information or raffle tick-
ets call 935-3371, or 935-1784.
Church to celebrate 122
The Branford Presbyterian Church,
will celebrate 122 years on October
12, 2008. Established in 1886 Bran-
ford Presbyterian Church has been an
active, giving, and loving member of
Branford and the surrounding com-
munities. Our annual homecoming
event welcomes all who would like
to join from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a
covered dish lunch following the ser-
vice in the church Fellowship Hall.
Branford Presbyterian Church is
located on the comer of Branford
Hwy. 247 and Drane St. and Haines
Ave., near downtown Branford.
For more information call 935-
3371, or 935-1784.
First Baptist Church
celebrating 150 years
First Baptist Church Williston will
be celebrating 150 years of Christian
Ministry on October 10, 11, and 12,
2008. Dr. John Sullivan, executive
director treasurer of the Florida Bap-
tist Convention will be our featured
preacher for all three services.
Friday night service "A Time for
Remebering" will begin at 7 p.m.;
Saturday night service "A Time for
Renewing" will begin at 6 p.m.; and
Sunday morning service "A Time for
Rejoicing" will begin at 10 a.m.
The Singing Treeman Rob Langs-
ton of Chiefland will be our guest so-
loist in the Sunday morning service
and will provide a gospel music con-
cert following the covered dish lun-
cheon. There will be special music in
each of the worship services.
We would like to invite you to come
home for Homecoming at First Bap-
tist Church Williston, so make plans
to join us for one or all of these ser-
vices. For more information, please
call (352) 528-4331 or visit us on the
web at www.fbcwilliston.org.
From the Desk of
Sheriff David P. Turner
On September 8, 2008, Jesse C.
Frankie, 6/10/81, was arrested on
a Putnam County Warrant with the
charge of Violation of Probation and
a Jefferson County Warrant with the
charge of Violation of Probation (2
On September 9, 2008, Travis
Thompson, 2/14/84, was arrested
on charges of Battery by Sudden
Snatching and Trespassing in Occu-
On September 9, 2008, Candy J.
Hamilton, 3/10/64, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Crack Co-
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"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
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
O00 Daniel SLAUGHTER for Gilchrist County Sheriff
My desire to become your Sheriff is based on my vision to provide a truly professional and
responsive agency that meets the present and future needs of our growing community. Now
more than ever Gilchrist County needs a dedicated, trained and hands-on leader with extensive
law enforcement experience who understands day-to-day law enforcement operations a person
P B with integrity'and the ability to immediately make a difference.
Please tl)i inofc. to review my qualifications. l-believe that this combination o'trang
and practical experience makes me the best candidate for Sheriff. I will bring the right values,
the right experience and the right priorities. I ask for your vote and to join with me in building a
Sheriff's Office we will be proud of.
* Lieutenant Commander of Investigations
* Property and Persons Crimes Investigations
* Homicide Investigations
* Crimes Against Children Investigations
* Crimes Against Elderly Investigations -
* Annual Departmental Budgets
* Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
(I.C.E.) Representative (Immigration
and Foreign Nationals)
* Member of the North Florida Regional
Domestic Security Task Force
* Homeland Security Liaison for Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office :
* Property and Evidence Custodian
* Undercover Narcotics Officer with SIU
(Special Investigations Unit) State Attorney's
Office, Gainesville. Florida
* K-9 Officer
* Patrol Sergeant '
* Patrol Officer .
* Corrections Officer
* Graduate Lake City Police Academy
* Sante Fe Community College (Homicide and Sex Crimes Investigations)
* Regional Organized Crime Information Center (Homicide Investigations)
* Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Homicide Investigations)
* Office of the Attorney General (First Response to Violent Crime)
* Office of State Fire Marshal (Arson Investigations)
* Florida National Guard (Surveillance Operations and Specialized Electronics)
* U.S. Department of Justice (DEA) (Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Law
* Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Investigations
* Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Cannabis Aerial Detection)
* United States Department of Justice (DEA) (Cannabis Detection
and Eradication) :
* Institute of Police Technology (ITPM) (Interdiction and Drug
* Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Incident
Command System Training)
* Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
* Visa USA Fraud Control (Identify Theft and Credit Card Fraud Investigations)
* Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Questioned Documents,
* North Florida Community College (Internet Investigations)
* Florida Prosecuting Attorneys' Association (Prosecuting Internet Predators)
* Sante Fe Community College (Auto Theft Detection and Prosecution)
* Juvenile Sex Crime and Sexual Abuse of Children
* Children and Family Services (DCF) (Advanced Sexual Abuse)
* Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Sexual Exploitation of Children)
* Sexual Predator and Offender Program
* Children and Family Services (DCF) (Legal Issues of Child Abuse)
* Children and Family Services (DCF) (Child Abuse and Dependency Training)
- Elderly Abuse Investigations
* Sante Fe Community College (Instructor Techniques)
* Office of State Attorney (Legal Issues)
* Sante Fe Community College (Human Diversity)
* US Department of Justice (Violent Crime Apprehension Program)
* FDLE (FCIC Certification) (Florida Crime Information Center)
* Lake City Community College (Organized Crime Seminar)
* National Fire Academy (Recognizing and Identifying
* New Mexico Tech. (Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings)
* Lake City Community College (Bomb Calls and the First Responder)
* Lake City Community College (Booby Trap Recognition
* ATF (Gun and Ammunition Recognition, Handling, Technology
* Florida Department of Health (Radiological Accidents and
Weapons of Mass Destruction)
* Criminal Justice Standards and Training (Radar Operation)
* Criminal Justice Special Interest Conference:
Adult Protective Services
Juvenile Sex Offenders and Victims
Computer Crimes and Telescams "
* Sante Fe Community College (DNA Evidence, Collection
to the Courtroom) ,
* FDLE (Information Security Officer Training)
* Human Diversity and Professional Traffic Stops
* Crime Scene Procedures (Processing, Collection and Storage)
* Rapid and Tactical Response to Critical School Incidents
* Responding to High Risk Incidents
* Rapid Response to Terrorism Assaults
* Rapid Response to an Active Shooter
* Responding to Courtroom Bomb Threats
* Recognition and Response to Bio-Chemical Agent Incident
* Haz/Mat Gas Pipeline Safety and Response to Accidents
* Use of Force Issues
* High Risk Traffic Stops
* Marine Unit (Operations and Recovery)
* State Forfeiture Laws and Procedures
* Search and Seizure Law Issues
* Baker Acts and the Mentally -11
* Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
* Certified CPR and AED
* (352) 949-6435
caine within 1000 ft of a Park and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On September 9, 2008, Virginia D.
McCullough, 8/17/63, was arrested
on charges of Possession of Crack
Cocaine within 1000 ft of a Park,
DWLSR and Possession of Drug
On September 10, 2008, Vincent
A Norris, 11/31/78, was arrested on
charges of Possession of Cocaine
with Intent, Possession of Crack with
Intent, Possession of Marijuana, Pos-
session of Drug Paraphernalia.
On September 10, 2008, Michael
L. Hunter, 10/20/82, was arrested on
an Alachua County Warrant with the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On September 10, 2008, Carlos
Hope, 7/4/72, was arrested on the
charge of VOP/DUI.
On September 11, 2008, Phillip
R. Hines, 10/30/80, was arrested on
charges of DUI, DWLSR, Refusal to
On September 11, 2008, Michael
W. Smith, 4/12/88, was arrested on
charges of Burglary of Convenience
and Grand Theft.
On September 12, 2008, William
J. Dickert, 12/11/46, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Stalking.
On September 12, 2008, Russell
W. Douglas, 1/19/84, was arrested on
the charge of VOP/Burglary of Con-
On September 12, 2008, Thomas
E. Clark, 10/21/62, was arrested on
the charge of FFA/Child Abuse with-
out Great Harm.
On September 13, 2008, Roland
L. Perry, 12/19/73, was arrested on
charges of VOP/Possession of Co-
caine, Possession of Less than 20
Grams and Possession of Drug Para-
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Endorsed by the Florida Police Benevolent Association
Political Advertisement Paid and Approved by Daniel Slaughter, Republican, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County
SBell FFA Alumni news[
Left to right: Star Thrift, Aileen Aulick, Annette Lindsey, president
of the Olustee Chapter #2488, 3rd Vice President of the Black Hawk
Calvary, Children of Confederacy; Barbara Lindsey and Wally Pat-
John Hance O'Steen camp 770
recognizes ladies for their
support of Sons of
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
770 of the Sons of Confederate Vet-
erans recognized these five ladies
for their support and work they have
done for the SCV organization. They
have spent hours of their time and
dedication toward making the SCV
camp located in the Tri-county area
This year at the Florida Division
Reunion in Ocala, Florida, these la-
dies were given a Certification of Ap-'
preciation Award for their work. The
John Hance O'Steen Camp is very
proud of each of these ladies.
7th Brigade Commander
for Gilchrist County
S1987-Present: Florida Highway Patrol, State Trooper
/ Drug Interdiction Officer & K-9 Handler / Tactical
Response Team, U.S. Customs Agent (Blue Lightning
1985-1987: Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department,
1984-1992: United States Army Reserve (Honorable
Discharge), Military Police Officer duty in Desert
Solutions *** Not Politics
Remember in November
Political'advertisement paid and approved by Robert Roux, Jr., Dqrrocrat, for Sheriff, Gilchrist County
On Monday, September 9, 2008,
the Bell FFA Alumni elected new of-
ficers for the 2008-09 school year.
New officers are President, Emory
Wilson; Vice President, Regina Rob-
erts; Secretary, Tanya Rolling; Trea-
surer, Cindy Scott; Historian, Alanna
Pridgeon; Reporter, Melissa Brown.
The alumni would also like to an-
nounce that starting October 1 to De-
cember 6, 2008, we will be having a
drawing to win a new grill. This grill
is being built by the students of the
agricultural department. It is a 200-
250 gallon tank, with a smoker box.
Tickets will be available for dona-
tions of two dollars each at football
games, the Jiffy Store in Bell, Down
Home Days in Trenton on October
25, and at the Craft Show in Bell on
December 6. The drawing will take
place after the Bell Christmas Parade
on December 6.
The students will also be having a
drawing during the same time period
with items to be announced at a later
date. They will also be selling apple
slices with-caramel and nuts at Down
Home Days, and the Craft Show.
Got breaking news?
Upcoming events include on Sep-
tember 22 at 7 p.m., an office meet-
ing at Akins; October 13 at 7 p.m.,
a general meeting in the back room
at Akins; October 14 to 16, trip to
Moultrie Ag Expo; October 20 to 25,
trip to National Convention; Octo-
ber 27 at 7 p.m., officer meeting at
The alumni is a support organiza-
tion for the Bell FFA Chapters. Any
parent, grandparent, past FFA mem-
ber, or any other adult who would
like to help out, is encouraged to join
us. Our. goal is to help out our stu-
dents in anyway we can. Today's stu-
dents are our leaders of tomorrow.
Bell FFA Reporter
A couple of corrections regarding
the cake auction need to be made, In
the Journal article it stated that a large
chocolate cake was baked by Mrs.
Wilson, when in fact it was baked by
Lucas Wilson, her son.
Also, the thank you ad that was
placed by the alumni; Ginnie Springs
was accidently left off the list of prize
Front row: Dakota Harding, treasurer; Savannah Harding, parlia-
mentarian; and Allison Green, secretary. Middle row: Kalen Lyell,
historian; Cassie Pridgeon, reporter; and Tucker'McDaniel, chaplain.
Back row: Chris Harding, president; Tyler Pridgeon, vice president.
Gator County 4-H Club
The Gator Country 4-H Club held were elected. We are expecting a fun
their first meeting on September 7, year this year during our activities in
2008. At the meeting the new officers 4-H.
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East Rodgers Blvd. Chiefland
Suwannee River Water Management District Fiscal Year 2008-2009
General Fund Special Revenue Funds Total All Funds
CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD $3,346,238- Q10,853,864 $14,200,102
Ad Valorem Taxes (Millage per $1000 /0.4399 Mills) $6,020,000 $0 $6,020,000
Documentary Stamp Taxes $0 $5,900,000 $5,900,000
Florida Forever $0 $19,289,000 $19.289,000
PERMIT AND LICENSE FEES $0 $416,367 $416,367
2009 Legislative Appropriations $2,350,000 $0 $2,350,000
Local Revenues $0 $0 SO
Wetlands Grant $0 $247,000 $247,000
DEP Coastal Zone Management Grant $0 $59,000 $59,000
ERP Grant $0 $453,000 $453,000
Suwannee River Partnership Grant $0 $1,400,000 $1,400;000
Delineated Areas Grant $0 $40,000 $40,000
DOT Grants $0 $30,000 $30,000
Dept. of Agriculture And Consumer Services $0 $0 SO
Water Protection & Sustainability Grant $0 $8,209,973 $8,209,973
DEP Monitoring Grant $70,000 $0 $70,000
SWIM Revenue $0 $0 $0
FEMA Grants $0. $864,620 ....... 0
NRCS Grants $0 $628,682 .
TEA-21 Grant $0 $0 $0
Interest and General Sales $150,000 $60,000 S210,000
Timber Sales $0 $100,000 $100,000
P2000 Resale -USFS/PCS $0 $7,382,000 $7,382,000
PCS Mitigation Funds $0 $600,000 $600,000
R.O. Ranch $0 $3,666,500 $3,666,500
FUND TRANSFERS $0 $0 SO
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER SOURCES $8,590,000 $49,346,142- -$57,936,142
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $11,936,238 $60,200,006 $72,136,244
Salaries And Benefits $2,610,509 $3,059,163 $5,669,672
Other Personal Services $828,458 $9,852,338 $10,680,796
Expenses $1,286,300 $954,623 $2.2410,923
Operating Capital Outlay $197,500 $217,800 $415,300
Fixed Capital Outlay $2,350,000 $28,411,872 $30,761,872
Interagency Expenditures $662,500 $8,774,315 $9.436,815
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $7,935,267 $51,270,111 $59,205,378
Reserves $4,000,971 $8,929,895 $12,930,866
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $11,936,238 $60,200,006 $72,136,244
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING
AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. .
SAdult Coed 6
When: September 27, 2008 ,!;
Where: Field of Dreams in Trenton
Cost: $200 per team which consists of 7 men & 3 ladies.
Prizes for 1st & 2nd Places.
3rd Place will be added depending on number of teams.
,Call 352-494-5495 to sign up.
Deadline is 9/24/08.
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Hole Corn Sale
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* Pride Endurance 24/20
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The Suwannee River
Water Management District
tentatively adopted a budget
for Fiscal Year 2008-09.
This notice is applicable to the following
All of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union
Parts of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson,
A public hearing to make a
FINAL DECISION on the budget
and TAXES will be held on
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
at 5:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 County Road 49
(comer US 90 and CR 49)
Live Oak, FL
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GIDHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDR~AY. SEPTEMBER 18,202108
(Alul- COUNT J T S SETME 18 ---20
For the past couple of months, Jim
Turner has been a constant at our
farmers market. Every week, he
We would love to have a yard sale,
but because of the heat and rain, it
has been impossible to set up; we
sure could use a few about now.
Are you missing a beautiful fe-
male canine about 1 to 2 years old?
She looks to be part yellow lab and
her personality is flawless. Making
friends with other canines and felines
is not a problem. She was found on
CR 341 between CR342 and CR232.
if you lost this girl please contact us.
We have removed the barrel for col-
lecting cans at Scaffs in Bell. Some
brings produce from his gardens and
hydroponic tomatoes from Lawtey.
Onions, sweet potatoes, peppers,
eggplant, figs, and grapes have been
piled high lately. He's also brought
in some peaches, and he always has
those amazingly perfect Lawtey to-
matoes. His late summer peas will
be coming in within the next few
Turner Farms sits on 300 plus
acres out towards Fort White. The
land has been in his family for gen-
erations. Now and then, Jim's father
comes to the market too. He has
some of the best stories you'd ever
want to hear. Jim and his wife Jen-
nifer have 3 sons, all of whom love
to work in the gardens.
selfish persons) have stolen the cans
out of the container. I have respect
for a snake but none for a thief. A
snake has a purpose in'life, but a thief
is absolutely lazy and worthless. So,
if you are saving aluminum cans for
us, and you found that the barrels at
Hitchcocks in Jonesville, and Scaffs
in Bell have been removed, please
call us and we will pick them up.
To contact us please call 386-935-
0975 or 866-727-2972 e-mail four-
petssake@ localnet.com Remember,
just for the love of them, Renee D.
North Florida Livestock Report
Trenton Community Farmers'
Market Farmer of the Week
Woman's Club news
We had a super turn-out for our
first meeting, and welcomed four
new members into our club. The new
members are Rachel Johnson, Fran-
cis Reed, Kelle Roesner and June
Rose. Thank you to them for joining
our group and sharing their ideas.
We are in the midst of planning
several fund raising events to be held
throughout the year.
We are planning to have a yard sale
on November 8th (a tentative date),
so if you have any iteins you wish to
donate, feel free to do so by either
calling "Madam President" Ann at
463-7610, or me at 463-7075 to ar-
range for any pick-ups, or items can
be dropped off at Troke Realty in
We appreciate the executive board
for providing the snacks, beverages,
decorations and door prizes for our
"Tailgate Party" theme. Our next
meeting will be on Thursday, Octo-
ber 9th at 7 p.m.
SHINE, a volunteer program with
the Florida Department .of Elder Af-
Receipts at the North Florida Live-'
stock Market in Ellisville on Mon-
day, September 10, 2008 were this
week 1016, last week 718, and last
Slaughter cows and bulls steady.
Feeder steers and heifers 1.00 to 3.00
lower. Feeder and replacement cows
steady. 25 percent, slaughter cows, 5
percent slaughter bulls, 33 percent
feeder steers, 29 percent feeder heif-
ers, 9 percent feeder and replacement
Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 per-
cent: 1200-1365 (1282) 56.00-62.50
(58.88); 1215-1545 (1358) 63.50-
67.00 (64.82) high dressing; 1430-
1545 (1488) 49.00-50.00 (49.48);
low dressing; 1625-1825 (1702)
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 895-1185 (1083) 53.00-60.50
(56.69); 1070-1095 (1081) 61.00-
64.00 (63.11) high dressing; 865-955
(906) 44.00-48.50 (46.16) low dress-
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1010-1300
(1199) 57.00-62.00 (58.88); 1525-
2075 (1688) 62.00-71.00 (66.89);
1665 (1665) 77.00 (77.00) high
Feeder Steers and Bulls Mediutm
and Large 1-2:205-235 (221) 115.00-
125.00 .(119.82); 265-285 (275)
115.00-122.00 (118.25); 315-330
(319) 109.00-112.00 (109.51); 360-
390 (377) 102.00-107.00 (105.32);
405-435 (418) 103.00-106.00
(104.73); 455-490 (474) 90.00-98.00
(93.33); 510-525 (513) 88.00-94.00
(92.66); 560-585 (572) 88.00-94.00
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium
and Large 2-3: 310-345 (325) 98.00-
105.00 (100.55); 360-385 (378)
94.00-99.00 (96.02); 405-435 (425)
88.00-96.00 (91.72); 460-485 (471)
85.00-89.00 (87.41); 520-530 (522)
84.00-90.00 (85.75); 565-590 (582)
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 260-285 (270) 100.00-109.00
(102.89); 315-330 (319) 94.00-
110.00 (100.28); 355-385 (372)
95.00-108.00 (101.86); 400-425
(409) 96.00-103.00 (98.76); 465-480
(472) 88.00-90.00 (88.98); 510-530
(521) 84.00-86.00 (85.26); 560-595
(581) 84.00-86.00 (85.15).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 260-285 (269) 90.00-96.00
(93.84); 320-335 (328) 84.00-90.00
(88.16); 355-380 (369) 80.00-86.00
(83.71); 415-445 (433) 80.00-88.00
(82.87); 460-475 (465) 78.00-89.00
(82.38); 510-530 (523) 78.00-82.00
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2: 900-1185 (1029) 61.00-81.00
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 or call 1-800-262-2243 for as-
sistance if you cannot come to one of
the following sites. On Friday, Sep-
tember 19, from 10 a.m. to Noon at
the Branford Library; Wednesday,
September 24 from 10 a.m.to Noon
at the Trenton Library; and from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cross City Li-
GILCHRIST COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES
Jenny and Jake are two sweet little dogs
that have lost their way and now are in
need of a new home. They are .hoping to
find a home together, because they love
each other and would hate to be apart. If
you are looking for a new love please come
check out Gilchrist County Animal
Shelter. 352-463-3158 or. 352-562-9459.
Jamerson Sheffield Post 91
Ladies Auxiliary installs new
New officer for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jamerson Sheffield Post 91
were installed recently by Mary Montgomery, district sgt. at arms.
The new officers are Miriam Stroup, president; Edith Patulski, trea-
surer; Barbara Minton, sgt. at arms; and Midge Everette, chaplain.
Photo by John Howell.
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
*All Volunteers, must be 18 yrs old or older
4-Pets Sake news
What's A Home Without Termites? Concrete Block Construction!
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Concrete Block Homes Frame Homes
Shell Construction for Owner/Builders Remodel/Additions
Florida State Certified License # CGC 1504769
352-472-1450 (Office) 352-949-1450 (Mobile)
"Our Standard is our Competitor's Upgrades!"
ss Trenton Medical.Center, Inc.
is a complete primary medical
and urgent care service provider.
Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971 and.
now in. Branford, we offer healthcare services for the
whole family,focusing on health and wellness from birth
to senior care. With everything from health check-ups
Sand x-rays, to chronic disease management and health
screening, to chiropractic care .and a full-service
pharmacy, we're a one-stop medical provider for all your
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DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
is pleased to announce the election of
Mr. Todd Gray to its board of directors
effective September 16, 2008.
Todd is the president/owner of Gray Construction Services and has more
than 18 years of construction management experience in commercial,
industrial, educational, governmental and residential projects. He resides
in Bell, Florida with his wife Cindy and their seven children
Todd is a member of the Trenton Rotary Club and in 2002 was named
"Paul Harris Fellow" by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
He is also active in the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, Suwannee
Valley Leagues and the Fanning Springs Community Church.
Drummond Community Bank was organized in 1990
by a group of businessmen from the tri-county area
and is the only bank in Gilchrist County that is still
locally owned. Todd will be the bank's first director
from Gilchrist County and will join eleven other local
board members. Drummond Bank's assets now top
$178 million with more than $104 million in
loans to individuals and businesses in Dixie,
Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy Counties.
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
CHIEFLAND CEDAR KEY CROSS CITY TRENTON* MAYO OLD TOWN
www.drummondbank.com Member F.D.I.C.
Rq Pep Ten
GILICHRIST COUNTY JOURf*AL
. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
THURSDAY._I SETME 18 08GLCRS ONT ORA
I Springhouse Quilters News-
__ Springhouse Quilters News
Springhouse members were all
buzzing last Tuesday at their monthly
meeting with 35 day members and 26
night members attending. the meet-
ings. The day members had several
Dream Catchers completed and ready
for show and tell from the workshop
on August 26. Faith Stanton is the
organizer of the workshops for the
day group and she has been doing a
great job in arranging new and excit-
ing workshops each month. Francis
Williams had a finished Sudoka wall
quilt and remarked that her husband
even got involved in trying to solve
the puzzle. The night members had
a workshop conducted by Shirley
Twiddy in making flying geese.. The
meetings were enjoyed by all in at-
Stephanie Metts presented a short
prograih on Molas, and had several
interesting pieces she acquired in
travels to South America where,the
Indians make the Molas.
Most of the business was pushed
aside last week as the group joined
together to fellowship, share won-
derful home made goodies followed
by a real live auction conducted by
Mandy Ramaswami. The items auc-
tioned were castoffs of items from
members who felt they no longer
wanted or needed them. The hottest
items up for bidding were bundles of
fabric (what else is new?), lace and
buttons. There was also one hot, gal-
lon, eagle jar, filled with fabric, that
was also wanted by two members. It
was a lot of fun to see friends bidding.
against each other for some special
item. The old saying that someone's
trash is someone's else's treasure was
very evident during the day meeting
The workshop for September will
be presented by Valerie Malkenas, a
retired music teach and quilt teacher
from Gainesville, on reverse appli-
For additional information, contact
Lois Scott, 463-2207.
Lois Scott, publicity
Southern Tire & Brake
626 North Main Street Trenton
At the Depot 419 North Main Street (Hwy-129)
BrOpen Every Tuesday
Open Every Tue sday
from 2pm 6pm
FMNP Checks are Now Being Accepted by our State Certified Farmers
Drop-Off location for Canned Goods for the Food Pantry
Farmers Vendors Artists Call Ellen at
352-472- 7632 for more info **Bring Growers Permit
Sponsored by City of Trenton & Gilchrist County Journal
The Fanning Springs Chamber
of Commerce had a very successful
fundraiser last Friday. They sold 192
BBQ Chicken dinners, most were
delivered in the Ti-'County area at
no charge.. Debbie & Chris West-
mark did a wonderful job cooking
and made their secret sauce. Local
businesses pitched in. with donated
food and supplies. They were Bears
Den, Black Diamond,; LigLihthu .c
Rest.,Brick Grill,. Huckleberry's
BBQ and Chompers Diner. Helpers
were Jerry arid Melba Goldslouger,
Frank Nekola, 'Mickey Lindsey.
Ron Benton, Bernie Adams, Roger
Sanford, Sandy Thompson and
Mayor Cheryl Nekola.
On Oct. 1 1 th the ,chamber will
kick off .its last fundraiser at the
Dixie Music Anniversary bash on
,Hwy, 19 in Old Town. They will
start selling tickets to raffle off 3
nice items donated by Dixie Mu-
sic, Toys 4 Tots,.,and Badcock in
Chiefland. The winners will, be an-
nounced at the Festival of Lights
Dec. 13th. 'IThanks to all who work.
hard to. make .a difference in our
Becky Sanlord. President
Fanning Springs Chamber
This lady, who belongs to the Joyful Heart Quilters, makes beautiful
Swedish Weaving and won first at the Tampa Fair.
This is Joyce Hamilton's new log cabin. She, does a beautiful job with
LOG CABIN QUILTERS
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
September llth at the Levy County
Quilt Museum. Our log cabin quilt is
hanging, ready to take donations. It
will be given away at the Quilt Show
November 28-December 7th. This
will be our 25th Quilt Show. We
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I attended the Law Appreciation
Day as Nick Turner was the Officer
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great time, and this is put on by. the
Chiefland Woman's Club. I became
a member when we used to meet at
C.F.E. Cooperation. We have en-
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days when we would have a float
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build the museum. We won first, sec-
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six boys, and we always have a great
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shrimp, baked squash, sweet pota-
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pear pie, lemon cake, grapes, choco-
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
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Mr. Henry D. Harris
Henry D. Harris, age 64, retired
business owner of Harris Land Clear-
ing, died on Sept. 12, 2008 in Old
Town. He moved to Old Town from
Geneva, Florida in 1995.
Mr. Harris loved to hunt and en-
joyed his pontoon and air boats. He
enjoyed his work very much.
He is survived by his wife, Sally
Harris of Old Town, three daughters,
a sister, Frankie Etheridge of Geor-
gia, brothers, Don Harris of Georgia,
Tommy Harris of Old Town, and
James Suggs of Tifton, Georgia and
Polly Brown of the Carolinas.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Albert and Ida Harris and a
son, Steven Harris, Eight Grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Satur-
day, September 20, 2008 at 2:30
p.m. at the Hiers-Baxley Chapel in
Chiefland, and visitation will be from
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties 311 N.E. 9th Street,
'Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,
1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland,
Florida are in charge' of arrange-
Mr. Drvid James
David James Knowles, 72 of
Chiefland passed away September 7,
2008, at his home in Chiefland. Bom
in Pahokee, Florida, to Jessie and Mi-
nor Knowles, he moved to this area
20 years ago from West Palm Beach.
He was a heavy equipment opera-
tor and served his country in the US
Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his daughters,
Linda Brown of West Palm Beach,
Sheryl (Doyle) Ridgeway of Trenton;
step-son David W. Clay of Trenton;
brother Jewel Knowles of Oregon
and sister-in-law. Helen Knowles of
Greenville, Alabama; cousin, Dee
Arnold.of Cross City; 8 grandchil-
dren and 7 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Mr. Joseph J.
Joseph J. Pitzarell, Jr., age 58,
passed away on Friday, September
12, 2008, at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. Joseph was born on
April 25, 1950 in Mansville, Ohio, to
Joseph and Agnes Pitzarell. In 1981
he moved to Trenton from Gray, In-
diana. He worked for the Gilchirst
County Road Department.
I He is survived by his wife, Cynthia
Ann Brochey Pitzarell of Trenton;
his mother, Agnes Hanner Pitzarell
of Holbrooke, Indiana; one daugh-
ter, Valerie Rose Pitzarell of Tren-
ton; one son, Joseph J. Pitzarell, III,
of Trenton; two step-sons, Jeremiah
Brochey of South Carolina and Jo-
seph Brochey of Trenton; two sisters,
Denise Vogue of Holbrooke, Indiana,
and Pamela Rose Kovacwie of Hol-
brooke, Indiana. Arrangements under
the care of Watson Funeral Home in
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He is survived by his wife Jacque-
line A. Rome of nearly 33 years; a
sister, Hazel Stype of Floral City; and
a brother, Claude Rome of Albany,
Mr. Rome's end of life care
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There was a direct cremation by
ICS of Lake City. There were no ser-
vices. In lieu of flowers please send
your donations to Haven Hospice of
Mr. Dennis M. "Mike"
Dennis M. "Mike" Schultz, age 49,.
died Thursday, September 11, 2008
from injuries in an automobile acci-
,Mr. Schultz was born in Freder-
icksburg, Virginia, and moved to Bell
twelve years ago from Ft. Lauder-
dale. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Debora
L. Schultz of Bell; daughter, Starr
Schultz of Bell;- two sons; Joshua
Grim of Texas and Michael Schultz
of Bell; father, Sheldon A. "Dutch"
Schultz of Saisuma; mother, Charlotte
Shannon of Bridgeport, Connecticut;
sister, Kelly Duenas of Bridgeport,
Connecticut; nephew, Kryztoff Due-
nas; niece, Dora Diaz.
Memorial services were held Tues-
day, September 16, 2008, at 4 p.m. at
Evans-Carter Funeral Home Chapel
with a visitation after the service at
the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of
Evans-Carter Funeral Home of High
Mr. Willis S. "Bobby"
Mr. Willis S. "Bobby" Tomlinson
of Old Town passed away Monday,
September 8, 2008, at Shands of UF.
He was 63.
Mr. Tomlinson served in the United
States Army for several years before
transferring to the U. S. Merchant
Marines. During his service career
he became an ordained minister and
was involved in martial arts and box-
ing. He became a long-distance truck
driver for many years due to his love
for traveling. He was a member of
the American Legion and the Moose
Lodge. He also enjoyed hunting,
fishing and camping.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel
Tomlinson of Yokey Valley, CA, and
Benjamin Tomlinson of Cross City;
mother, Ann Tomlinson of Cross
City; brothers Dolan'(OkeSun) Tom-
linson of Femandina Beach, and
Charles Tomlinson of Cross City;
sisters, Jo Ann Covington of Killen,
AL, Sandra Tomlinson of Cross City
and Sharon Tomlinson of St. Cloud,
FL, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday,
September 14, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home with
Rev. Lester Osteen officiating. f
Interment followed at the Cross
City Cemetery. A visitation was held
at the funeral home Saturday eve-
ning, September 13" 2008, between
the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Arrange-
ments were placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City, Florida 352-498-5400.
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Mrs. Leitha Mary Walker
Mrs. Leitha Mary Walker, 83, of
Branford, passed away on Monday,
September 8, 2008, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center in Gaines-
"Mrs. Walker had been a resident of
Branford for the past 30 years, com-
ing from High Springs. She was a
homemaker, and of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Walker is survived by two
sons, Charles Walker of High Springs,
and Henry M. Walker of Ft. White;
five daughters, Mary Welch of Bran-
ford, Darlene Thomas of Branford,
Norma Vernon of High Springs, Deb-
bie Ritchey of Branford, and Marie
Jenkins of Branford; 23 grandchil-
dren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, September 11, 2008, at the
Bell Church of God with Pastor Dale
Thigpen officiating. Burial followed
at Oak Grove Cemetery. Family re-
ceived friends at Evans-Carter Fu-
neral Home in High Springs.
Arrangements were placed under
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Joan A. McMillan to Richard L.
Dickerson and Shirle. J. Dicker-
son, warranty deed. $179,00000,
Lot 12 Suwannee Oaks Unit 2. on
Robert Fraser, Stephen L Ivy,
Joseph W. Gillam Clerk of Court,
and ABBA In\estments LLC to
Compass Bank. certificate of title.
$10.00. Lots I and 4 Block 5 West
Bell, n 9/8/2008.
Jane NI. Whitmore to Leo Wil-
liam Wisniski and Clayton Lucas
Whitmore. warranty deed. $10.00,
Lot 13 Block 15 Suwannee River
Estates North. on 9/9/2008.
Marion Clint Langford and Laura
Melissa Thompson fik;a Laura Me-
lissa Langford to BAR M Proper-
ties Inc.. general warranty deed.
$26,000.00. Lot 12 Block B Sun N
Fun Unit 6. on 919/2008.
Ethel Bagley f/k/a Ethel D Bish-
op to Merle J. Goodrich and Mary
R. Goodrich. corrective general
warranty y deed. $10.00. Lot 1. 2. 3.
4 Block 12 Piedmont Company. on
John W. Rao and Nicole M. Rao
to Robert L. Phillips. quit claim
deed. $10.00. Lot 8 High Springs
Hills, on 9/9/2008.
Robert L. Phillips to Beau Seip.
'sarraniy deed. $165,00000. Lots
7, 8. and 9 High Springs Hills. on
Larry D. Roberts to Tawnya
Jenkins and Lisa Mathis, warranty
deed. $111,000.00. Lot 3 Block 5
Bell, on 9/9/2008.
Cindy Nagy to Angelo Parente
and Ruth Ann Parente, quit claim
deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Block 5 Town
of Bell. on 9/10/2008.
Ray Cannon and Arenene Cannon
to Dell Ray Cannon, II, warranty
deed, $10 00, on 9/11/2008.
Ra\ Cannon and Arenette Can-
non to Shona Kay Gadde. warranty
deed, $10.00, on 9/11/2008.
. Mandy Lanell Long f/k/a Mandy
Williams to Chris Pierce, general
warranty deed. $71.000 00. Lots 60
and 61 Block B Sun N Fun Unit 6.
Duane J Ridgeway-to Herman
Shane Carlisle and Deana Carlisle.
general warranty deed, $106,500.00.
Drummond Community Bank to
Keith Bryant, corporate warranty
deed, $74,000.00. Lot 21 Sanders
Oaks, on 9/11/2008.
Ronald St. John to Gilchrist
County. quit claim deed, $10.00. on
John R. Rowe and Nancy K. Rowe
to John R. Rowe Rentals Inc., war-
ranty deed. $10.00, on 9/12/2008.
Joseph Rivera and Janice Rivera
to Justin Rivera, quit claim deed,
$10.00. Lot 42 Foxwood Acres Unit
2. on 9/12/2008.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
Pa e Twelve
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
Case No. 21-2008-DR-249
KATHY J. MAYBURY,
TASES LAMAR MILLS
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR NAME
CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD
TO: TASES LAMAR MILLS
(last known address) UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on KATHY
J. MAYBURY, whose address is 2502
Spring Harbor Circle Apt. #11, Mt. Dora,
FL 32757 on or before 10-3-08, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at
P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated 8/29/08 CLERK OF THE CIR-
Pub. September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2008b.
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CASE NO.: 2007-CA-000077
LASLLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
OF BEAR STEARNS BACKED
SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3
SADIE MAE FRIER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SADIE MAE FRIER; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENATNT (S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Motion and Order Resetting
Foreclosure Sale Date dated the 5th
day of September, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-000077, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida,
wherein LASLLE BANK NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS FOR
BEAR STEARNS BACKED SECURI-
TIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE3 is the
Plaintiff and SADIE MAE FRIER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SADIE MAE
FRIER; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT. PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder fro cash at the SOUTH
DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE at the
Gilchrist County Courthouse, in TREN-
TON, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th
day of September, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 4 AND
ALL OF LOT 5, BLOCK W1, ORIGI-
NAL SURVEY OF THE TOWN OF
TRENTON, A SUBDIVISIONS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE
1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH 10 -FEET IN
TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, SAID ALLEY BE-
ING 20 FEET IN WIDTH RUNNING
NORTH AND SOUTH THROUGH
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.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
disabled persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 112 S.
MAIN STREET, TRENTON, FL 32693
or Telephone (352) 463-2345 not later
than five business days prior to such
Dated this 5th day of September,
.Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Ayers
Pub. September 11, 18, 2008b.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given by the Board of
Commissioners of the City of Trenton,
Florida that the Board will consider at
public hearing the below described Pe-
tition in. the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, Trenton City Hall, located at
114 N.,Main Street, Trenton, Florida on
September 22,2008 at 6:00 PM or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be heard, the
To consider a Petition by the City of
Trenton, Florida by. and through its
Board of Commissioners to close and
vacate a portion of Northwest Fifth
Street lying North of Northwest Fifth
- Avenue located between Block 49, of
Trenton Original Survey, and Lot 1,
Block 1, of Wade and Bell Addition to
the City of Trenton, according to the
plats therof on file and of record in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gilchrist County, Florida:
A. copy of the Petition is on file in the
City Manager's Office located at 114
North Main Street and is available for in-
spection between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the Petition.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should provide written.
notice to Mr. Jered Ottenwess, Trenton
City Manager, 114 N. Main Street, Tren-
ton, Florida 32693, Telephone No. (352)
463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to said
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by the Board of Commissioners of the
city of Trenton, Florida with respect to
any matter. considered at this meeting,
they will need a record of the proceed-
ings and that for such purposes, they may
need to insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Pub. September 11, 18, 2008b.
NOTICE OF MEETING
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, September 24,
2008 at 9:00 a.m., at the Early Learning
Coalition of the Nature Coast main of-
fice, 1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal
River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coali-
tion staff at 352-563-9939 if you have
any questions. Public participation is
The Suwannee River Economic Coun-
cil, Inc., Board of Directors will hold
a meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, September 29, 2008, at 7:00
p.m. at the Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc., Senior Center in Live Oak,
Pub. September 18, 2008b.
TOWN OF BELL
P.O. BOX 116
BELL, FL 32619-0116
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bell
Town Council will hold a Special Meet-
ing on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at
6:00 p.m. at the Bell Town Hall, located
at 3240 W. Railroad Lane Bell; Florida.
BELL TOWN COUNCIL
September 18, 2008-6:00 p.m.
Town Council Special Meeting
A. Call to order
1. Tentative 2008-2009 Budget
2. Resolution 08-14 FRDAP Grant
3. Resolution 08-15 FRDAP Grant
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may,
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
Pub. September 18, 2008b
INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Bell Council hereby gives
notice that sealed bids will be accepted
for the following:
The purchase and removal of the lose
located at 1319 Paris St., Bell, Florida
32619. Sealed bids will be received at the
office of the Town Manager, Bell Town
Hall, P.O.Box 116, 3240 W. Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida 32619 until 10:00
a.m. (local time), Wednesday, October 1,
The right is reserved to accept or reject
any or all bids.
Pub. September 18, 2008b.
CITY OF TRENTON
The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Monday, September 22, 2008 at 5:30
pm, in the Kathryn Deen Commission
Chambers, 114.N. Main Street, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Budget Hearing Action Items
1. First Reading Ordinance 2008-07
2. First Reading Ordinance 20Q8-08
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
2. August 2008 Financial Statement
F. City Staff
4. Code Enforcement
6. Public Works
G. Discussion Items
1. Resolution 2008-09 Water/Utility
2. Resolution 2008-10 Road
Vacation of NW 5th St.
3. Water Well Permit Church of
4. Mills Engineering Contract for
5. Fire Department Policies and
I. Board Member Request
J. City Attorney Report
K. City Manager Report
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. -
Pub. September 18, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Ordinance No. 06-20, as amend-
ed, comments, objections and recom-
mendations concerning the following
described agenda item as provided for
in the Gilchrist County Land Develop-
ment Code, hereinafter referred to as the
*Land Development Code, will be heard
by the Board of County Commissioners
of Gilchrist County, Florida, on Tuesday,
September 30, 2008, at 6:00 P.M., or as
soon thereafter as possible, at the Tren-
ton High School Auditorium located at
1013 North Main Street Trenton, Florida
32693. The following is the proposed
1. DMI/SUP 08-04: An applica-
tion by Ray E. Thomas, JR., PA., agent
for Blue Springs Properties, Inc., request-
ing approval of a Special Use Permit for
a spring water bottling plant and associ-
ated warehousing, packaging and park-
ing facilities on an agriculturally zoned
property located near the intersection of
CR 340 & NE 60th Street; parcel # 02-
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear to
be heard with respect to any of the pro-
posed agenda items. The public hearing
may be continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall be ad-
vised that the date, time and place of any
continuance of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hearing
and that no further notices concerning
this matter will be published, unless said
continuation exceeds six calendar weeks
from the date of the above referenced
Additional information for all of the
above-listed agenda items is available
for public inspection at the Building De-
partment Office, located at 209 Southeast
First Street, Trenton, Florida, during reg-
ular business hours.
All persons are advised that if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice
and TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8771. .
Ptib. September 18, 2006b.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
1998 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD
CAB SLT LARAMIE: 318 V-8,
auto, A/C, power locks/windows,
tilt, cruise, 152K miles, good tires,
room for six. $4,500 or trade for
small car or SUV in good condition
with cold A/C! (352) 354-5033 or
[Pets & Supplies]
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUPPIES: 3
females, 3 males, vaccines, dewormed,
13 weeks old. Between $10p)-$200 each.
(352) 871-3079 or (352) 494-1918.
4-H DAIRY GOAT PROJECTS: All
ages available. 352-222-9631.
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES begin
again on September 16th at Trenton
Animal Hospital, and at K-9 Obedience.
Also on September 18th at Mid West
Feed Store in the Jonesville area. Please
call 472-2608 for more information.
Lost & Foui
IF YOU HAVE LOST A PE
remember to call your local
shelter. Gilchrist County call
[ Yard Sale
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE:
Saturday, Sept. 20th, 8am-noon. 3669
Cemetery Road, Bell. Little Tykes log
cabin, Little Tykes gym, baby clothes,
Vera Bradley and lots of good stuff.
S. For Sale l
MISCELLANEOUS: Grill $100, sofa
& chair, very nice $200 obo, stereo,
amp, and speaker $125 obo, Nintendo
GameCube & games $150. 352-535-
L CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD.
S For Sale
3525 MAHINDRA TRACTOR: 10- PRESSURE WASHING,
speed, 33 hp, power steering, 100 hrs, ING, DECK & PATIO BUI
with new heavy duty transport trailer, and HOME REPAIRS & IMI
$1,100 discount, $12,900. 463-8225 or MENT: Reasonable prices, dep
352-222-6111. insured and professional. Shamn
tfnb,9-18 vices, 352-463-1212 day or ever
2-MAN AUGER: Gasoline,
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good c
$450. Call 221-0363 or 463-86
MEAT GOATS: Alive or packaged.
Call for details. Lazy Cat Farm. 386-935-
All Steel Buildings
Ag Buildings on SALE!!!
Hay Storage, Barns, Arenas.
Factory Direct To Site.
LATE SUMMER & FALL
nd BLOOMING PLANTS: Select for late
summer & fall blooming colors. Red-
Pagoda, Bottlebrush, Mexican Bird of
aT please Paradise, Swampmallow; Yellow-Cassia,
al animal Yellowbells, Phyrallis, African Daisy;
352-463- Blue Plumbago, Texas Sage, Sapphire
Showers, Blue Butterfly. All these at $8.
tfnb,6-26 Many other colors to choose from. Old
Town, Hwy 55A, Hrs 9-5 M-Sat. 542-
7284 or 356-0288.
05 leave MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS
Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears,
tfn,5-15 MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
Beauchamp Saw Shop
PROPERTY LAWN SERVICE pro-
vides lawn care, landscape needs, and
curb appeal services for real estate. Call
(352) 262-2467 Josh.
WHOLESALE METAL ROOFS: Save
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
tfnb,8-7 JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SER-
VICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil,
demolition, limerock, land clearing.
M (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111
TREE REMOVAL & DEMOLITION
WORK: Mobile homes and houses re-
moved. For a Free Estimate Call Johnny
Wesley with Wesley Sanitation at 352-
Cal Wodlad Caft
DIXIE MONUMENTS OLD TOWN,
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
TIM POWELL. ELECTRIC: New
installations and, repairs, licensed and
insured. State Reg. #EC13002453. Call
CAREGIVER: To care for your
loved one, that's loving, caring, and
experienced. Excellent references.
Live-in possible. (352) 542-8540.
E nelp Want
tfnb,11-16 PART-TIME HSKP/LAUNDRY
RELIEF: 6-7 days pay period, fill in any
shift as needed. Please apply in person at
Ayers health & Rehab Center 606 NE 7th
Street, Trenton. EOE, DFWP.
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Completely remodeled raim Harbor nome
building, fenced & cross fenced, fully I
JUST LISTED! 4BR/2BA
DWMH 2,280 htd. sq. ft. on 5
acres, paved road, excel. condi-
tion. MLS#759214 $125,500
LET US REPRESENT
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BRICK HOME with circle drive,
3BR/3BA on 1.54 acres, fire-
place, new roof, front porch,
D. Deen Lancaster, Brok
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
te-built home on 5' Unbelievable DWMH on 1.52 acres!! Drywall throughout, wood Exquisite custom home on 16 acres. wood floors, built-in's,
red patio, detached & tile floors, corian countertops, new appliances, Well & septic, arched windows, country porches and large upstairs bonus
,000 a/c, metal roof, decks. MLS#759411 $83,900 room. MLS#759160 $399,000
e on 9 acres. 12x24 FISHERMANS COTTAGE! 2BR/IBA 1,115 sq.ft. CB cabin Horse Ready!10 fenced acres with expansive 2001 4BR/2BA
landscaped yard. in neetl of some TLC, sits on high bluff on the Suwannee 2280sqft doublewide mobile home. 6 stall barn and paddock.
0 River. Wooded and private. MLS#757281 $199,000 MLS #759749 $149,900
(DISPATCHER): Central Florida
Electric Cooperatihe is seeking a System
operatorr 'io .ork a rotating shift at
their Operations Center in Chiefland.
Requirements include: HS diploma or
GED; minimum age 18; working alone
after training; basic computer skills;
good customer service skills; effectively
functioning in high stress environment
when required; learning to read complex
maps, ability to effectively multi-task.
Must have prior dispatching experience.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Apply at 1124 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland
or e-mail resume to. firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is 5 pm, 10/1/08.
Successful completion ofpre-employment
physical, drug test and background check
is a condition of employment. Drug Free
b 463-7393 4
Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc.
acres that abutts hunting pr(
erty, mature Oaks & Pines, F
vate. MLS#759094 $179,91
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acres fenced with 2003 DWI
2BR/2BA, 2 ponds,
1-- BEAUTIFUL 3BR/3BA Horse GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT
op- Farm on 9.11 acres, fenced, x-, home, 3BR/2 1/2BA, 2 fire-
pri- SOLD fenced, 1,308 htd. sq. ft., places, large deck & more!
00 $299,000 MLS#758542 MLS#759703 $459,900
R AND RECEIVE 1% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE BACK FOR
inder contract by 8/31/08. We can sell any property listed in MLS.
BUNGALOW! 3BR2BAon city 15 ACRE HORSE FARM wiih all
MH lot, landscaped, storage, the fixins! 3BR/2BA home, I I
porches & more! tfqLS#758825 fenced & x-fenced, 12 stall barn, SALE PENDING
$123,900 MLS#757958 $375,000
Visit out website at www.Iancasterrealty.biz for more properties and photos!
Help Wanted 1
PARENT EDUCATOR: Do you have
parenting experience? Do you like
working with families? The Child Abuse
Prevention Project seeks a full-time Parent
Educator in Gilchrist County to provide
home-based services to at-risk families
and their children. One OPS position
available to cover Gilchrist County for
40 hrs./wk at $9.00/hr. Qualifications:
B.A. or previous parenting experience
is preferred, but not required. Bilingual
skill, Spanish is a plus. Please send cover
letter and resume to Annie McPherson,
Child Abuse Prevention Project, 1701
SW 16th Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32608,
Email email@example.com, or Fax
(352) 334-1543. If an accommodation
due to a disability is needed to apply for
this position, please call (352) 392-4621
or the Florida Relay System at (800)
955-8771 (TDD). An Equal Opportunity
Help Wanted I
LAUNDRY POSITION: Swing shift,
days 6am-2:30pm and evenings 2pm-
10:30pm. EOE DFWP Apply in person,
606 NE 7th Street, Trenton, FL.
FT MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR:
Experienced only. Apply in person. Ayers
Health'& Rehab, 606 NE 7th Street,
Trenton. Drug Free Workplace. EOE
SALESPERSON NEEDED: To assist
customers in purchasing new or used cars
and trucks. Scoggins Chevy Buick, Inc.
Located in Chiefland for 35 years. Call
Bernie at 352-493-4263. We offer Health
"Friendship is born at that mo-
ment when one person says to an-
other: 'What! You, too? I thought
I was the only one.
Clive Staples Lewis
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
"Sports is the very fiber of all we stand for. It keeps our spirits alive."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jim King Realty, Inc.
Main Office (352) 493-2221
315 N. Main Street (US-19), Chiefland, FL 32626
Fanning Springs Branch Office -' (352) 463-6144 or 542-9007
O 17871 U.S. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
v Serving Gilchrist, fevy and Dixie County LJ
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OPPORTUNITY www.jimkinqrealty.com .REALTOR*
CHIEFLAND Lovely 3/2.DW MH oa BRONSON -Nice 3/2 home on a paved
5 park-like acres. 'Home features a street in a "Homes Only" subdivision.
bright, split floor plan with a nice sized Conveniently located within the city
living room and kitchen, and a new," limits of Bronson, so it's close to
metal 1 car garage/workshop. It is schools, shopping and just a short trip
close to the Suwannee River and to Gainesville. $175,000 (LR-759435-
Chiefland Golf & Country Club, and MKH) 352-493-2221
not too far from schools and shopping.
$160,000 (LMH-759614-MKH) 352-
-CHIEFLAND 110 ac working cattle
farm south of Chiefland with remod-
eled cracker home. 2 wells, 2. barns,
TRENTON Quiet Country Living! fenced/cross fenced & cow pens. 80
3/2 home with over 1600 sq.ft. of living Acres in improved Coastal Bermuda
area with wood laminate and tile hay. $1,265,000 (LR-758949) 352-
flooring. The 5 acres are partially 493-2221
fenced, with pole barn & storage
building for tack and feed. $245,500 Call For More Listings!
L. Frank Grant Realty
L. Frank Grant
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
B 701 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton, FL 32693
352-463-2817 FAX (352) 463-7063 "oTU
We List To Sell! .. .
Four 5-acre tracts Planted pines, 3.02 acres Between Newberry &
between Newberry & Trenton, Trenton Planted Pines
zoned for home or mobile home. Priced...$79,900
Priced at $79,900 each. MLS#754309
1269 NW 55th Avenue Bell
MLS#752196 $99,900 9.55 ac homesite, 4" well, septic,
5 Acres-SE 71st Place
Street to Street, SE 70th St. power pole, 16x36 shelter.
Several nice home sites, scattered $140,000 Reduced to $129,000.
oaks, zoned for home or M/home, MLS#758331 $319,000
Trenton School District. Just off of CR-339 Levy County,
MLS#758939 2 BR/1 BA brick trim home, 5
Emerald Farms acres, fenced, w/ex-large metal
NW 91st Street work-shop 30x50 w/concrete
5 acres, fenced, wooded, nice floors. Shown by "appointment
home sites. Only $65,900. only" with 24-hour notice.
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THUTIRSDAY SEPTEMBER 18. 2008
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
SHelp Wanted |
The Gilchrist County Journal is seeking
a self-motivated, meticulous and
experienced proofreader to join our team.
Candidates must be proficient in all forms
of proofing and have a great eye for detail.
The ability to work effectively under
pressure in a fast-paced environment
while maintaining a positive attitude
and, excellent communication skills are
essential. This is a part time position.
Interested candidates should submit
an application to the Gilchrist County
Journal or apply in person at 207 North
Main Street, Trenton.
3 BR/2 BA d/w mobile home, fenced in
backyard in City of Trenton. $650 per
month first and security deposit required.
Option to buy available. Call 352-327-
2425 or 352-327-2426.
3 BR/2 BA: 129 NE 1st Avenue, Trenton.
No pets, no smoking, $795/month (in-
cludes yard maintenance) 352-463-6634
3 BR HOUSE in the City of Trenton,
close to school, hardwood floors, spa-
cious kitchen, just remodeled, central
H&A, washer & dryer hook-ups. Avail-
able immediately, $750/month. (352)
TRENTON CITY LIMITS: 3 BR/2 BA
single wide with nice front porch on pri-
vate land, lots of room for the kids, cen-
tral A/C and heat, ready to move in. Only
$500 monthly,'plus $500 deposit. 352-
463-8876 or 352-213-2547 Gwen.
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CLASSIFIED ADS $5.50 MINIMUM FOR 20 WORDS. 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL WORD. A
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BELL CITY LIMITS: Near school, 1
BR/1 BA block home on nice quiet pri-
vate land, central A/C and heat, ready to
move in. Only $500 monthly, plus $500
deposit. 352-463-8876 or 352-213-2547
ROCK BLUFF: North of Bell, minutes
from Bob's Place and the Rock Bluff
boat ramp, with nice trees and big private
yard, central'A/C and heat. $450 monthly,
plus $450 deposit. 352-463-8876 or 352-
2 BR MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: In
Bell. If interested call 463-2288.
2 BR/1 BA: Completely new, remodeled
home, $600/month, first and security. 775
sq. ft., heat/air. pets OK. (352) 871-1334.
TRENTON: 4 BR/2 BA DW, large
den, DR, glamour bath, no pets.
$685 first, last, security. 352-542-
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CAREER TODAY AT
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GREAT SALARY+ BENEFITS
DRUG / BCKGRND CHK REQ.
CALL & APPLY TODAY!
1000 S.W. 16TH AVE.
2 BR/1 BA: $500/month. Located at Wa-
ters Lake. 1909 SE 41st Way, Trenton,
Brand new 2BR/2BA apartment in
Bell. $600/month garbage and water ser-
vices included. Dish Network available.
First & $500 Security due to move in. 12
mohth lease available. Call Hometown
Realty of North FL, Inc. at 352-463-9001
OFFICE SPACE: Approx. 720 'sqft,
Hwy-26 east at Wilson Mobile Homes.
The First Baptist Church of Trenton,
FL will be taking bids on a house owned
by F.B.C. located at 329 NE 1st Avenue,
Trenton, FL. This house is being offered
to the public by Sealed Bids. The bidding
process will begin September 17th at 12
noon and will close on October 2, 2008 at
4pm. The bids will be opened on October
2, 2008, at 4:05 pm. Stipulations: 1. A
cashiers check for 10% of the bid must be
enclosed with your bid. 2. The success-
ful bidder will pay the balance due.within
3 days. 3. All unsuccessful bidders will
have their cashier's checks returned to
them as soon as possible. 4. The winning
bidder agrees to move the house within
60 days of October 2, 2008. 5. The mov-
ing of the house will be at the winning
bidder's expense; and the bidder must
provide liability insurance for the protec-
tion of all parties involved. 6. The house
may be inspected by potential adult bid-
ders Monday through Thursday between
the hours of 9 am to 4 pm. The key to
the house may be obtained at the church
office. 7. For additional information or
questions call F.B.C. at 463-2038.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED: 5 acre tracts.
High and dry, deed restricted, homes
only. South of Bell, 1/4 mile off of US-
129. Owner financing available. (352)
463-9060 or (352) 463-9933.
FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings
on Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
2001 NOBILITY DW: 3 BR/2 BA, large
master bath with garden tub, central heat
and air, 2 sets of steps and skirting in-
cluded, no appliances, must be moved,
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JEAN C. TROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker
730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693
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ON THE WEB:
-- QUALITY-BUILT HOMES NOW AVAILABLE --
SPACIOUS 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.
SPACIOUS 4+ BR HOME, ON 5-ACRES WEST OF TOWN: 4 BR/2 BA:2005-built frame/hardyplank home, has potential 5th bedroom (bonus room
by Main suite), large back deck, spacious living area/kitchen & more; all on 5 acres with planted pines, right by CR-341...$249,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--RECENTLY BUILT, SPACIOUS CB/S HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: A 2006 CB/Stucco-built home, over
2,500 inside sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area, w/paved frontage...Seller very motivated...$249,900.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame/hardyplank home, with 2-car detached garage,
pole barn & more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of Gilchrist Co. Features include vaulted ceilings, berber carpet, spacious main BR/BA & more...$234,900.
COUNTRY ACREAGE & HOME NEAR BELL: 3 .BR/2 BA: Large oak & pine provide plenty of shade, for 1660 sqft. CBS home on 8.7-acre tract,
located near US-129. Home has spacious living room & fireplace, large kitchen/dining area & roomy BR's; also has 2-level pole barm...$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.
COZY CB-BUILT HOME ON FENCED ACRE IN DIXIE CO.: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat, clean & 'move-in' ready, for this country cottage located along
CR-55A near Cross City. On landscaped acre tract w/paved drive, metal workshop, gazebo/BBQ area & more...$105,000.
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.
AFFORDABLE HOME IN CHIEFLAND: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-kept CB-built home along ParkAve. in town, 1096 sqft. of living space, full appliances for
kitchen & utility room, & more. Has possibility for 'SHIP' program purchase (for eligible Buyer)--call our office for details...$79,900.
Reduced (From $68,900)--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 'as-is/fixer-upper' Frame/stucco home...has been priced to SELL!...$63,900.
--COMMERCIAL/MULTI-ZONED PROPERTY NOW FOR SALE--
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDINGS IN BELL: Two side-by-side buildings, which have 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: Well-kept 'cracker'-style frame/stone home for sale, zoned currently for commercial
use, with over 1600 sqft., including brick fireplaces, wood floors. Has a good location in Trenton, with room for parking spaces...$149,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED TRACT IN TRENTON: A .83-acre tract, with 144' of frontage along busy SR-26 at the growing east end of town; zoned
for commercial-intensive use and located next to businesses--call Jean at office for details...$112,500.
MULTI-RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TRENTON: Four side-by-side lots (total size of 170x160), has zoning allowing for multi apartments with city,
located near to US-129 south of downtown. Great investment opportunity for right Buyer--call/email for info...$100,000."
-- MANUFACTURED HOMES ON THE MARKET--
NEW LISTING--LANDSCAPED, WELL-KEPT PROPERTY, NEAR TO RIVERS: 2 BR/2 BA: Nice Old South appeal, for this Manufactured Home
on a fenced/gated 2.23-adres, located within 1/4-mile of public boat ramp (near to-both Suwannee & Santa Fe). Has large attached screened porch, 2-car
garage, utility buildings, metal roof-over & lots more...$94,900.
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 frame-bit. RecRoom/workshop building. Has over 2,300 sqft. of living space, extras 'include.wheelchair access, sun porch & more...$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 horsq area, large rooms inside.
Located at quiet, wooded 4.18-acres in No. Gilchrist (close to Suwannee/Santa Fe rivers)...$124,900.
5 PASTURE ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING SPRINGS: 4 BR/2 BA: Can make for a fine hotse/home property, at this fenced
pasture 5 acres located along County Line Road, with a 14x52 M/Home & 24x24 frame addition (w/3-sided porch)...$110,000.
NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES NEAR TOWN/SR-26: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan manufactured, located by end of secluded
cul-de-sac east of Trenton. 5-acre tract has nice mix of pasture/woods; home-site has full kitchen/dining/living area & more...$109,900.
WOODED ACREAGE, WITH IMPROVEMENTS: 1 BR/1 BA: Quiet 15.52-acre tract available, located nearby SR-47 north of town. Property has an
'as is' tri-level manufactured home & additions; includes full fencing/gates, well/septic system & outbuildings...Owner is Ready to Sell...$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). Has had new appliances & water systeri, storage outbuilding, and more...$84,900.
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. Includes new carpeting & skirting...$79,900.
OWNER-FINANCING POSSIBLE NEAR FANNING: 3 BR/2 BA: 1990 24x58 m/home on open 100x300 tract, with paved frontage along CR-346A
(close to US-19). Owner-financing possible (20% down payment, 9'.5% yearly interest, 20-year loan term)...$78,900.
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/I BA: Decently-kept, neat & clean 14x48 M/Home, on .33/acre lot
near to Water's Lake. Has front & back wood-frame attachments, outbuildings & more...$45,000.
-- LOTS & ACREAGE PROPERTIES ON MARKET -
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.
9-10 ACRE TRACTS FOR SALE: Three separate approx. 10-acre tracts available, each located just outside of Bell; two wooded tracts close to the
Suwannee, the third is a pasture tract with some young oaks-call office/cell #'s for full property details...Starting from $74,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: Four tracts available in Gilchrist & North Levy, a mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $74,900 (unimproved);
$77,900 (with well & septic).
LOTS FROM HALF TO ONE-ACRE TRACTS--We have a variety of half-acre to one-acre tracts available, all located in the Gilchrist/Levy County
area...Single tracts start from $12,500 (Chiefland); 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:
Jean & Jim (home)
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Jean & Jim (cells)
(352) 493-5237 / -3539
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
On a'high traffic SR in Trenton City
limits. Several offices, a sales area,
(2) spacious work areas & over 900'
upstairs for storage, more offices or
retail space. Make an offer!
Custom 2007 home, 4BR/2BA
w/2100+ sq ft on 4.42 acres. Features
stainless steel appl., alarm system,
hardwood, ceramic tile & carpet
If seclusion, peace and quite are what
you're looking for, this is it! 2003, 3/2
DWMH, 1,680 sq ft on.15 acres. Home
is in great condition and sits on top of a
hill. Call Terri Anderson 352-356-1961.
.11 ac Suwannee
.14 ac Suwannee
.15 ac Chiefland
(5) .15 ac Newberry
.18 ac Trenton
.22 ac Trenton
.25 ac Old Town (OF)
.25 ac Old Town (OF)
.26 ac Suwannee
.35 ac Old Town (OF)
.48 ac Trenton
(2) .51 ac Fanning Sprs. $91,900
.94 ac Old Town $19,000 (OF)
.98 ac Bell $49,900
(2) 1 ac Bell $-15,000 (OF)
1 Ac Trenton $15,000
1 Ac w/well & septic $20,000
1 ac Bell $25,000
2007, 3BR/2BA DWMH, that's in
excellent condition on 5 acres in the
Old Town Hammock area, Close to
the Suwannee River & public boat
100'.of Historic Suwannee
River frontage. Five minutes
from Goronto Springs and
public boat ramp.
3BR/2BA DWMH, .46 acres, 1,512
sq ft, privacy'fenced back yard, swing
set & storage shed. Call Jon Reed
1.8 ac Trenton
1.8 ac Trenton
2 ac Old Town.
2 ac Bell
2+ Ac Trenton
2 acres Trenton
2.03 ac Trenton
2.04 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.21 ac Trenton
2.22 ac Trenton
2.29 ac Trenton
(2) 2.65 ac Old Town
3.02 ac Old Town
4 ac Chiefland
4.45 ac Bell
4.54 ac Trenton
4.71 ac Trenton
4.73 ac Trenton
A 77 -,- r -11
4.78 ac Trenton
4.83 ac Trenton
4.82 ac Trenton
5 acres Old Town
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Trenton
5 ac Bell
5.4 ac Bell
6.07 ac Trenton
6.08 ac Trenton
7.72 ac Chiefland
8.34 ac Trenton
9.7 ac Trenton
100' of Historic Suwannee River
frontage. Five minutes from Goronto
Springs and public boat ramp. Great
This well maintained 3BR/1BA home
on I acre is a great home for anyone.
Offering 1,248. sq ft, I car attached
carport, Ig LR, fully landscaped yard
and more. A must see!
3BR/2BA DWMH, 1352 sq ft, 7.48
acres, 12x24 shed, owner financing
available, motivated seller!! Call
Rebecca Woodin 352-494-8233.
10 ac Chiefland
10 ac Trenton
10 ac Newberry
14.53 ac Trenton
15.45 ac Old Town
17 ac Old Town
20 acres Chiefland
25 ac Trenton
43.7 ac Trenton
57.37 ac Chiefland
100 ac Trenton
105.08 ac Chiefland
154 ac Bell
10 4.7 ac Bell
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.
Reduced to sell!
$399,000 (386) 935-2682
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American Legion Post 91
donates flag to Bell Elem.
Legionnaires from the Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Le-
gion, recently donated a new American flag to the Bell Elementary
School. Member taking part in the flag raising ceremony were Com-
mander Leeman White, Adjutant Wayne Minton, Trustee Harry Zim-
merman. Accepting the flag of behalf of the school was Sherry Lindsay,
assistant principal. Photo by John Howell., ,
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The Lancaster Family waited
through the weekend to see the neu-
rosurgeon. The next Tuesday an
angiogram proved Matthew had suf-
fered a brain aneurysm. "The doctors
were totally shocked," Lena said.
The doctors immediately began op-
erating on Matthew. Two hours later,
the surgeon returned announcing a
successful surgery, with no detection
of brain damage.
Matthew was hospitalized for a
month. The first- 14 days were the
worst for his family as he was in a
medically induced coma from the
surgery. "I was in the hospital for
79,000 days," Matthew joked during
the interview. "It seemed like 79,000
days," Lena said not so jokingly;
Through the Children's Miracle
Network at Shands Children's Hos-
pital, Matthew's parents were able to
sleep in a hospitality room until there
was availability at the Ronald Mc-
Donald House. "Lena stayed with
Matthew the whole time," said Deen,
who returned to work toward the end
of his son's hospitalization.
Matthew was released from Shands
and admitted to Brooks Rehabilita-
tion Hospital in Jacksonville on a Fri-
day. "We were told he would be there
six months to a year," Lena said. The
following Tuesday, the doctors said
they were releasing Matthew on Sat-
urday. "He was so ready to go home
that he worked really hard," Lena ex-
At the end of a complicated sum-
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ues anid the property taxes that could
be collected in the future," he added.
The commission discussed the cur-
rent Gilchrist County Fire ,Service
Plan and the special assessment that
provides the revenue for their service.
The board did not take any action to
change the current plan or reduce the
special assessment that funds the ser-
mer, Matthew began second grade
with his classmates at Trenton El-
ementary School. As he continued
outpatient therapy, he excelled in
academics earning a place on the A/B
Honor Roll and even the all A Honor
Roll his last nine weeks of school.
The road wasn't as smooth as it
seemed. Matthew returned to Shands
in both September and November of
2007. The first surgery was to re-
place a platelet from the initial sur-
gery. November's visit was to place
a shunt in Matthew's head so excess
fluid could flow to his stomach.
Matthew is now a happy, healthy
eight year old. However, the trau-
ma caused changes in his life. He
has some problems with short-term
memory. "In the beginning it re-
minded me of that movie, '50 First
Dates,'" Deen said. Matthew also
lost his peripheral vision, which may
or may not return. He attends occu-
pational and speech therapy at school
and makes regular visits to Shands.
The Lancasters, especially Mat-
thew, will be forever grateful to
Shands Children's Hospital and the
Children's Miracle Network. "It's a
good place. They helped me," Mat-
During the interview Matthew was
vivaciously running around playing
with his younger siblings Major (6)
and Mariah (4). It's obvious he's
chosen to not let his illness keep him
down. He enjoys hunting and fish-
ing, singing (Hannah Montana and
'Mr. Kenny Chesney' included) and
cracking jokes. "I told the doctors at
Shands jokes. They believed me,"
Matthew said with a smile.
The doctors may not have believed
his jokes, but they did believe in
Matthew's chance of survival just
as Shands Children's Hospital and
the Children's Miracle Network
did. Many seriously ill children pass
through the doors of Shands Hospi-
tal, and these programs make it pos-
sible for them to survive.
On October 9, the general public.
will have a chance to help children
like Matthew fight for life by par-
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Haven's Fall at the Lodge planning committee members are shown
front row (l-r): Darlene Freeman, Sinoma Brown, and back row (l-r).
Kay Drummond and Sheree Lancaster. Committee members not pic-
tured: Lynetta Griner, Rayanne Giddis and Christine Smith.
Fall at the Lodge raises
The Gilchrist Club in Trenton, a
private hunting and sporting club set
in the heart of Florida's timberland,
.opened its doors September 13 to
guests of Haven's Fall at the Lodge, a
,benefit for Haven Hospice.
More than 450 guests and volun-
teers enjoyed delicious fare and live
and silent auctions along with the mu-
sic of The Rick Gordon Band. Other
festivities included a group of Vizslas
- specialized hunting dogs doing
field training and agility demonstra-
ticipating in the 14th Annual Tommy
Usher Log-A-Load For Kids Golf
Tournament in Alachua. Past tourna-
ments have raised a total of more than
$281,000 for the Children's Miracle
Network. Make a difference, join the
Direct all sponsorship, donation or
team organization inquiries to Farm
Credit Marketing Specialist Torie
Hardee at (386)462-7649 or vhard-
tions, a turkey caller and a fly tier.
"It was a wonderful event on a
beautiful evening," said Mike Mi-
chaelis, president of the Rotary Club
of Chiefland and president/owner of
DMI Insurance in Fanning Springs.
"The scenery was great, and the food
was excellent," he said.
The event raised more than
$58,000, all of which will go to the
many progIrams and services Haven '
Hospice provides to the commu-
nity, including grief support, patient
care and children's camps.
"This is another example of the
tremendous support Haven Hospice
continues to receive from the tri-
counties community," said Michael
Morse', Haven Hospice senior direc-
tor of organizational advancement.
"We have been caring for patient,.
and families in the tri-counties area
for 30 years, and the businesses and
individuals there have generously
supported us from the beginning."
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