Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton, Fla
Creation Date: July 2, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1933.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 3 (Feb. 1, 1934).
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 79 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Phone (352) 463-7135 * Fax (352) 463-7393 . $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist,
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Local woman's CPR saves the life of a man struck by lightning

Vacation to Disney World's Fort Wilderness turns frightening for one local family

By Carrie A. Mizell
A Trenton woman is being credited
as a hero, after performing CPR tp
save the life of a man who was struck
by lightning while camping at Disney
World's Fort Wilderness on Friday.
Along with their three children and
a family friend, Bryan and Carolyri
Vickers of Trenton arrived at Disney
World's Fort Wilderness three hours
before the designated check-in time
on Friday. Luckily, the family was al-
lowed to go ahead and set up tents at
their campsite. They had one tent up
and were starting on the second when
they began hearing the rumble of
thunder and lightning in the area.
Carolyn recalls her 10-year-old
daughter being so scared by the light-
ning that she ran to the family's ve-
hicle and jumped in.
. "She was so upset she couldn't
even close the door," Vickers said.
When a third bolt of lightning hit
close to the family's campsite, they

decided to get in their vehicle and
drive to a safer area to wait out the
storm. The family drove down the
trail and after three or four minutes
on the road came upon a lot of com-
motion at a campsite. When they saw
a man lying on the ground, Carolyn
told her husband to stop the car and
she jumped out.
After running over to where the
man was lying, Carolyn 'assessed the
situation and took charge.
"There was a lot of uncertainty
with the people around the man,"
Vickers said. "Everyone was a little
She remembers laying her hands on
the man and praying for him before
she began resuscitation, after dis-
covering that Steven Thompson, 36,
of Melbourne, had a pulse, but was
not breathing. Shortly after, Steven's
brother-in-law, Greg Parker, who had
also received a slight jolt from the
lightning, relieved Carolyn.

Festivities and fireworks

planned for July 4th

By Carrie A. Mizell
Pull out the lawn chairs, get in
the car, and travel outside Gilchrist
County this Independence Day to see
fireworks exploding in the dark sky
above Alachua, Branford, Ceddr Key,
Chiefland, Horseshoe Beach, Stein-
hatchee, Suwannee. or Williston
The City of Alachua and the Ala-
chua Chamber of Commerce will co-
sponsor a July 4th Celebration at the
Hal Brady Recreation Center, located
at 14300 N.W. 146th Terrace. Free
and open to the public, this event will
begin at noon. Arts and crafts, as well
as food vendors, will be set up out-
side, while activities like bingo and a
fashion show are taking place inside
the recreation center. A rib eating
contest and a Home Run Derby will
be held during the afternoon. Bryce
Carlisle & The Rattlesnake Daddies
will take the stage for a live perfor-
mance before a fireworks show that
will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Branford will hold its annual 4th of
July celebration on Saturday, July 4.
There will be food, crafts,'entertain-
ment and fun for the whole family.
The event, which is held at Hatch
Park, is sponsored by the Branford
River Reunion committee, Suwannee
American Cement, Scaff's Market,
the Town of Branford and the Bran-
ford Rotary Club. A parade will be-
gin at 5 p.m. and will be led by Kevin
Thomas and the Big 98. The parade
will start at the BHS football field
and run down Highway 129 head-
ing south to Nell's Restaurant. The
Willow Creek Band will perform
throughout the day. A large fireworks
display will begin at dusk.
A celebration of Cedar Key farm-
raised clams will be held on Saturday,
July 4 when the 6th annual CLAMER-
ICA Celebration attracts thousands to
Cedar Key. Sponsored by the Cedar
Key Aquaculture Association, the
event offers fun for the whole family
beginning at 10 a.m. in the City Park.
A children's bicycle parade and flag
raising ceremony by the Tri-County
Marine Corps League will begin at
10:30 a.m. Other free events include

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clam bag races, a clam harvest-hunt,
clam raceways, guess the clam count
and many other children's activities.
A Cultured Clam Cook-off will also
be held to showcase a variety of clam
recipes. There's also a kayak race,
golf cart parade and clam farming ex-
hibits. The event will cap off at dusk
when the City of Cedar Key hosts its
annual fireworks display. For more
information, call (352) 543-6346 or-
(352) 543-5057.
.In Chiefland, Lighthouse Word
Church will be celebrating its 27th
Anniversary on Sunday, July 5 at the
10:30 a.m. service, and that evening
the church will celebrate the nation's
ifidependence with a Fireworks Ex-
travaganza. Snacks will be offered
beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church's
youth will be selling hot dogs. Ev-
eryone is encouraged to bring a lawn
chair and settle in just before the fire-
works begin at sundown. Lighthouse.
Word Church is located 3 miles east
of Chiefland on US Alt. 27. For more
information, call (352) 493-1554.
In Dixie County, Horseshoe Beach
will have a fireworks display begin-
ning at dusk on July 4. The fireworks
will be shot from one of the neigh-
boring islands.
Fireworks will also be shot off near
the community center in Steinhatchee
on July 4, beginning at dusk. The.
Chamber of Commerce will be host-
ing this year's festivities, which will
begin at 5 p.m. with live music, food
vendors and various activities for
young and old alike. Activities will
- include, kids games, water balloons
catapult, watermelon seed spitting,
Twinkie eating contest and the high-
light of the day a chance to win a ca-
noe'by entering a Hole in One contest
for $5. Steinhatchee has had a won-
derful fireworks display here over the
years, and this year the Chamber is
hosting the event. For more informa-
tion, call (352) 356-1086.
Cans are set up.in local businesses
throughout the community of Su-
wannee all year long to collect dona-
tions for the town's annual fireworks
show, which will be held at dusk on
July 4. This year's events will be held
throughout the day including a pa-
rade, fishing and entertainment.
The City of Williston will hold its
4th of July celebration on Friday,
July 3. Once again the Williston Area
Chamber of Commerce is partnering
with the City of Williston for the fes-
tivities. The holiday will begin with
a parade on Noble Ave. beginning at
5 p.m. Immediately after the parade,
festivities will continue in Williston
Horseman's Park. The gates to the
park open at 6 p.m., admission is
free, and the ROTC will gladly ac-
cept a $2 donation for parking. The
evening will feature free amusement
rides and pony rides for the children,
great food and craft vendors. Open-
ing ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. and
will be immediately followed by en-
tertainment for the entire evening,
capped off by fireworks compliments
of the City of Willislon. For more in-
formation, call (352) 528-5552.

Steven Thompson
"I've never seen anything like it,"
Carolyn said. "His head and neck
were purple and there was a spot on
his chest that was purple. His eyes
were gray."
Carolyn then called 911 to double-
check that help was on the way. She
also counted out the breath cadence
and prayed for Steven's recovery for
about 10 minutes until emergency
medical personnel arrived on scene
and took over.
Because of Carolyn's quick re-
sponse, Steven is alive today.
According to Steven's father, Paul
Thompson, Steven is slowly re-gain-
ing all his functions.
On Tuesday,, Paul Thompson said
that Steven was scheduled for a heart
catheterization to determine exactly
what is going on with his heart, which
is only operating at about 30 percent.
Steven's father said that Steven,
his wife and their two children, along
with his sister and brother-in-law
and. several friends were preparing
to leave the campground when the
lightning strike occurred.
Steven's parents, Paul and Sylvia
Thompson, credit Carolyn as a Good
Samaritan. They feel that Carolyn's
quick response saved Steven's life.
"The Lord sent two angels to help
save his life," Paul Thompson said.

When the Vickers family left the
campground, they stopped by Dr. P.
Phillips Hospital in Orlando before
heading home to .check on Steven,
who is in the intensive, care unit. It
was then that Carolyn had the oppor-
tunity to meet. Steven and his family.
Interestingly enough, Steven has
family living in Gilchrist County. His
grandmother is Grace Thompson and
his aunt is Martha Sanders of Tren-
On Tuesday, Carolyn said she has
been in contact with Steven's parents
to monitor his condition. She is look-
ing forward to seeing the Thompson
family again when they visit their


Gilchrist County Sheriff's deputy Meghan Wooten

Local deputy wins gold medals
On June 26, Deputy Meghan Wooten competed in the 25th Annual Police
and Fire Games in Port St. Lucie.
Deputy Wooten competed in the Discus, Shot-put and Javelin competitions
and won a gold medal for each. The games include 45 Olympic-style sport-
ing events and house over 2,000 competitors representing approximately 500
agencies in the state.

family in Gilchrist County on July
"We are going to all try and get to-
gether," Carolyn said.
As for now, Carolyn said she plans
to take her children to a North Florida
Safety Council training to learn CPR
and refresh her own skills, which she
learned some 20 years ago through
Red Cross training.
"I am amazed! All I can do is credit
God with this," Carolyn said. "It was
just meant to be."
Carolyn said that her father had
bought the Disney tickets originally
with plans to take his grandchil-
dren; she wasn't even supposed to be

By John M. Ayers
A Bradenton woman was traveling
north on SR 47 Saturday afternoon
when she lost control of her pickup
truck and flipped over in the ditch,
reported Trooper Alan 0. Harrison of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Maria E. Chavez Cano, 52, of Bra-
denton, Florida was driving north on
SR 47 in the rain when she lost con-
trol of the truck and flipped over in
the ditch. The driver reported running
off of the road when she drifted onto
the east shoulder of the highway. The
vehicle, after leaving the pavement,
began to rotate counter clockwise as
it traveled into,the ditch. The truck

2009 scallop

expected to b(
By Carrie A. Mizell "
Scallop season is off to a great start
so grab up the fins and snorkel and
head to the Gulf this weekend. Open
harvest season for bay scallops along
the Gulf coast began Wednesday and
will run through September 10.
State waters open to scalloping
extend from the Pasco-Hemando
County line to the west bank of the
Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.

Central Florida Electric starts E-bill service

Members of Central Florida Elec-
tric Cooperative can now pay their
electric bill quickly and conveniently
by using E-bill to make a payment
online or by phone.
Payments are made through West-
ern Union Speedpay.
To pay online, go to CFEC's Web
site at www.cfec.com and click on
"Access Your E-Bill Account."
You will need to register by enter-
ing a valid account .number, state-
ment ID and email address. Once

you are registered, you will enter
your email address to login and then
create a password. The email address
and password are all that's needed to
log in.
After you have logged in the E-Bill
Account system, go to "Payments,"
then click on "Pay Your Bill Online
Now." This will take you out of the
CFEC E-Bill site to the Western
Union Speedpay system. After enter-
ing your account number and billing
zip code, you can choose a payment
method and 'complete the payment.

Members will be charged a conve-
nience fee by Western Union to use
this service.
To pay your bill by phone, call 1-
800-556-5107 and follow the voice
prompt system. You will be asked
to enter the same information as the
online system and a convenience fee
also applies.
CFEC works hard to meet mem-
bers' power needs, but also to make
all of the services member-friendly.
Thank you for letting us be your
Power Partner.

"I am just crushed that Steven's
children had to see this. I can't imag-
ine what it must be like for them,"
Carolyn said.
As thunder rumbled in the sky and
rain poured down Tuesday morning
in Gilchrist County, Carolyn said her
children ages 12, 10 and 7 all came
and got in the bed with her. Undoubt-
edly the children were afraid after
seeing such a traumatic scene as their
, mother resuscitating a man who was
very near death.
"It just builds my faith further in
the Lord that He could use someone
as simple as me," Carolyn said.

Trenton city officials are shown sitting at their podium (l-r) City Manager Jered Ottenwess, City Attorney
Duke Lang, Commissioner Marcia Hellams, Mayor Glen Thigpen, Commissioner Tim Kinsey, Commis-
sioner Arlene Wilks and Commissioner Randy Rutter.

Address change for City of Trenton meetings

By Cindy Jo Ayers Hall was suggested earlier this year
Trenton City Commissioners held by City Manager Jered Ottenwess.
their second regular meeting for the The Trenton Community Center
month of June at the new meeting will provide additional room, which
location, the Trenton Community is necessary for meetings that draw
Center. large crowds.
The change in venue from City The next meeting of. the Trenton

City Commission will be on Monday,
July 6. The City of Trenton's Com-*
munity Redeirelopment Agency will
meet at 5:30 p.m.
Following that meeting the City's
Planning and Zoning Board will hold
a meeting.

then began to turn over onto the roof
where it came to a final rest facing
north in the ditch.
The driver had a child, Juan Ro-
driguez, as a passenger in the truck
that was reported to have not been
in a child safety restraint seat at the
time of the accident. This child was
reported to be less than 2 years of
age. The child was reported to have
not been. injured in this accident.
The driver was reported to have
been charged with careless driving
and not having a child in a safety
seat. Trooper Alan 0. Harrison is the
investigating officer involving this


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Pre-season surveys of Homosassa,
and Steinhatchee for the 2009 season
indicate that the abundances will be
lower than they were in 2008.
According to regulations mandated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC), recre-
ational harvesters are limited to two
gallons of whole bay scallops in the
shell, or one pint of bay scallop meat,
per day during the open season. In
addition, recreational scallopers can
possess no more than 10 gallons of
whole bay scallops in the shell, or i
gallon of bay scallop meat, aboard
any boat at any time. Bay scallops
can be harvested by hand, or with a
landing, or dip net. They cannot be
harvested for commercial purposes.
A saltwater fishing license is re-
quired if one harvests bay scallops
from a boat or uses snorkel gear, but
not if you wade in and collect without
snorkel gear.
"It is illegal to possess bay scallops
on water outside open harvest areas,"
said Karen Parker of FWC. "These
regulations are designed to protect
and maintain the fragile bay scallop

Single truck accident leaves

Bradenton couple injured

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Williston Rotary honors Judge Philman

Usually, Rotarian of the Year
awards are meant for the local club
member that has demonstrated the
greatest level of service to Rotary
throughout the year, but the Williston
Rotary Club chose to select a Trenton
Rotarian as its Rotarian of the Year.
Judge Edward Philman, who has
been serving as Assistant District
Governor for Rotary District 6940
for the past 2 years, was instrumen-
tal in chartering the Williston Rotary
Club in 2006 along with then Club
President Todd Gray and Jo Buckles
who was the Assistant District Gov-
ernor atthe time.
The Williston Club got off to a
great start with some 23 members
but lost a lot of steam in their second
year, and membership dropped to no

Judge Ed Philman
more than a small handful of active
members after they switched from a
breakfast club to a lunch club.

As Asst. District Governor, Ed met
with that small core group and got
a pledge from those members to try
to increase membership and get the
club back on track. Then he followed
up that pledge with weekly visits to
their club meetings each Wednesday
at noon.
With Judge Philman's encourage-
ment and support the club has since
grown back to its original member-
ship of about 25 and continues to
draw in new members.
Members of the Williston Rotary
Club, along with their President
Norm Fugate, came to the Trenton
Rotary Club meeting on June 22nd
and presented Judge Philman with
their club's Rotarian of the Year

Lighthouse on Seahorse Key will open July 4

The oldest lighthouse still stand-
ing along Florida's west coast will
be open for tours on Saturday, July 4
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A four-mile boat ride west of Ce-
dar Key, Seahorse Key is closed to
the public most of the year, as it is
part of the Cedar Key National Wild-
life Refuge and used primarily as a
birding sanctuary.
Built high atop the 165-acre island
is the old white lighthouse, which
was built in 1854 when the town of
Cedar Key was the depot for all trade
and communication up and down the
Suwannee River.
Today, the lighthouse is leased by
the University of Florida and used as
a marine science lab.
Visitors can travel over to the is-
land on private boats or by tour boats
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4.
Once on the island, visitors can
climb the observation tower and look
out through a spotting scope, walk
through a refuge exhibit and along
the island's sandy beach.
Wading birds, shorebirds, fish,
manatee, bald eagles, crabs and even
reptiles are just some of the species
of wildlife that claim the quiet island
as home.

This historic lighthouse on Seahorse Key is west of Cedar Key.

News from Log Cabin Quilters

The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, June 25 at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. More squares are being
brought in for our "Rose" Quilt.
They are all different and in all col-
ors. It will be a one- of- a- kind quilt
when we get it all finished.
We have- many extra quilt books

* Friday, July 3
* 4 p.m. - Trenton Farmers Market at Depot
* Saturday, July 4
* Independence Day-See front page for local festivities
7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. - Spring Ridge Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast
6 p.m. - Bluegrass Pickin at Otter Springs
* Sunday, July 5
Attend the church of your choice
* Monday, July 6
4-H Know Your County Government Day
Noon - Trenton Rotary Club meeting
* 1:30 p.m. - Gilchrist County Commission Meeting
S 5:30 p.m. - Trenton City Commission Meeting

* Tuesday, July 7
* 10 a.m. - Bell Library Story Time
10 a.m. - Gilchrist County School Board Meeting

* Thursday, July 8
11 a.m. - Summer Reading Program at Gilchrist Co. Library, Trenton

* Friday, July 9
* 4 p.m. - Trenton Farmers Market at Depot


104 Southwest 266th Street, Newberry, FL 32669
352.472.4943 or 866.376.4943


SCommunity Caendar

that we will 'share. Ailene is going
through all our books and any extra,
we will share.
It was a busy day with great fel-
lowship, quilting and sharing ideas
that go into making all kinds of quilts
and crafts.
On Monday B. J. and I went to the
jail in Gainesville to take ten bags of
clothes. These are used by the in-
mates going home so they will have
clean clothes.
Derick and the six young men were
out Tuesday. It's hot, but they do
what it takes to keep everything look-
ing great. Thanks, Lancaster.
Lunch was macaroni and tomatoes,
green beans, baked squash, greens,
sliced tomatoes, spaghetti, corn
bread, peach cake, chocolate cake,
watermelon and much more.
Winelle Home

* A puffflower quilt was submitted
by the Log Cabin Quilters.


Sylvia Mejia, Ann Chewning, and Suzanne Redditt pose after volun-
teer gardening work.

Haven Hospice Volunteer News

The Haven Hospice volunteers
have been busy over the last few
months. Three of our volunteers took
a lot of extra efforts to groom and im-
prove the garden outside of our Care
Center. They call it the Butterfly
Summer Garden. They have donated
numerous hours so the patients and
families can enjoy the beauty of na-
ture from the Care Center facility.
We would like to thank Allen's
Nursery from Old Town, who donat-
ed an assortment of salvia, sun loving
plants, which need only some water
to survive. Also, A & K Nursery in
Cross City donated some dwarf aza-
lea bushes. Our volunteers, Sylvia
Mejia, donated a beautiful bird bath;
Ann Chewning donated mulch, a bird
feeder and numerous plants. Harry
Coleman, a volunteer who is. always
working with our bird feeders and
doing numerous things for the care
center, donated garden soil and some
express mulch.
Our volunteers, Suzanne Redditt,
Ann Chewning and Sylvia Mejia
worked very hard in the heat to cul-
tivate this garden to its perfection
that it is today. Gret'n Daughaday
and Ann Chewning along with others
made sure these plants got adequate
watering for survival.
We would like to express our grati-
tude to Linnie Beck along with her
friends and volunteers for the beau-
tiful landscaping of the garden with
perennials and the awesome sunflow-
ers which are blooming now that they
completed in 2007.
If you would like to donate mulch
or any miscellaneous items for this
garden, you may contact Ann Chewn-
ing, volunteer liaison for Haven Hos-
pice, at 352-463-7049. Ann is knowri
as a master gardener, and we are so
proud that she volunteers for us.

If you would like to volunteer with
Haven Hospice, please contact Vond-
la Sullivan at 352-493-2333.


Quilters' news

Springhouse Quilters have been
staying busy still working on their
own projects and now beginning to
think about Christmas and gifts that
can be made.
They are-also working on items
to be included in the gift shop dur-
ing their quilt show in November
which will be held at the Methodist
and Baptist church fellowship halls
in Trenton.
Members always have gift items
that are handmade and make wonder-
ful Christmas and birthday gifts.
The night group of Springhouse
has held their meetings for the last
two weeks at Lynn's Country Cross
Stitch on Main Street in Trenton
while the 4-H Summer Sewing Camp
was being held in the Springhouse
To date, there have been 28 youth
who have attended the sewing camp.
All are a part of the 4-H program ad-
ministered through the County Ex-
tension Office in Trenton.
The next monthly day meeting for
Springhouse Quilters will be on July
14 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
During the summer, a lot of the
members are traveling or spending
the summer in other places.
Show and tell is always a big part
of any Springhouse meeting, and the
4l9t days of summer -ptoyide ti gtQ.
c6Oniplete projeots*foikshowand teil.w
Lois Scott,

Trenton Office

308 N. Main Street

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Farm Bureau
employee named
chair of Florida
Insurance Council

James Trafton, director of govern-
ment affairs for Florida Farm Bureau
Insurance Company, Gainesville, was
installed as 2009-2010 Chairman of
the Florida Insurance Council's Ex-
ecutive Committee and Board during
the Council's summer symposium
held in Destin earlier this month.
As Chairman, Trafton will direct
the work of the Executive Committee
and Board and work closely with FIC
President Guy Marvin, Executive
Vice President Sam Miller and other
staff in providing member companies
with educational programs, research,
and representation before consumer,
legislative, regulatory, and judiciary
The Florida Insurance Council is
dedicated to the highest standards of
business ethics and professionalism;
committed to promoting and pro-
tecting the viability of the insurance
market; resolved to earn consumer
confidence and trust and determined
to foster a positive public image of
the insurance community.
Florida Farm Bureau has been a
member of the Council for more than
30 years.
In accepting the chairmanship for
the next year, Trafton thanked Flori-
da Farm Bureau for allowing him to
serve the insurance industry in this
He said- he is honored to be chair-
man for the coming year.
Trafton hag worked for the Florida
Farm Bureau Insurance. Company
since 200.4.
Prior to joining Florida Farm Bu-
reau he was vice president of Insur-
ance Industry Consultants.

Newberry Office

50 SW Main Street (Next to Best Drugs)

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Appointments Preferred





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Chronic & Acute Care
Communicable Disease
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN

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

WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment


Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and most other major insurances.

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Guest Column

The American Dream

By Daniel L. Gardner
Growing up, I heard a lot about the
American Dream, everything from
a home of my own, two cars in the
garage, two-and-a-half children, a
dog, and a cat, to my own prospects
of becoming President of the United
July 4th always reminds me of The
American Dream. Frankly, I never
held any lofty goals for life. I just
wanted a gooda good wife, home, children,
job, and community. God has blessed
me with all of these and more.
As I reflect on my own Dream, I
wonder what others dream. What has
the American Dream become today?
I was naive enough to believe and
accept President Kennedy's chal-
lenge: "Ask not what your country
can do for you. Ask what you can do
for your country." I fear that senti-
ment has been lost on the generation
that demands rights guaranteed and
paid for by big government.. .uh, tax-
payers, for those of you who do.
Growing up, I looked forward to
graduating high school, going to
college, getting a job, working my
way up the ladder, marrying, buying
a home, having a family, on and on
ad nauseum. At least, that's what the
American Dream meant for me.
Many of-my classmates in high
school never considered college for a
variety of reasons. Most of them have
fared well while some of my friends
who graduated college experienced
unemployment, divorce, bankruptcy,
and a host of other problems appar-
ently unrelated to whether one is a
college graduate or not.
Regardless of outcomes, I believe
practically all of my high -school
classmates hoped, if not expected, to
get good jobs and have nice families,
i.e. to live the American Dream.
Reflecting on the 4th of July, I
think of freedom and opportunity. I
want to be free to live where I choose
and the opportunity to earn a living
to provide for our needs and most of
our wants.
Governments by nature limit free-
doms and opportunities. Our Found-
ing Fathers reluctantly reached a
breaking point when England's op-
pressive taxes and heavy handed mil-
itary tried to enforce total subjugation
without representation or empathy
for the welfare of colonial citizens.
Thank God they chose to fight
against government that had become

increasingly taxing and oppressive.
After the fight, freedom never felt so
free! Americans were free to pursue
opportunities without government
Early Americans didn't want gov-
ernment to do anything for them ex-
cept to protect their rights to pursue
opportunities and live peaceably.
Over the centuries, that has changed.
In the beginning American rights in-
cluded freedoms not subsidies.
Nowadays rights reflect our 'equal
opportunities' culture (a misnomer if
there ever was one). We have equal
opportunities for (alphabetically)
civic clubs, college entrance, em-
ployment, healthcare, housing, job
benefits, marriage, pay, scholarships,
and social clubs to name a few.
Fortunately we still do not have
'equal opportunities' for a few ven-
ues: NFL, NBA, and MLB. Other-
wise, I would sue to be quarterback
of the Green Bay Packers. In those
venues ability still trumps quotas and
Outside our borders billions of peo-
ple want to experience The American
Dream. Many of them believe, given
opportunity, they could find work
and earn enough to provide housing,
food, and education for their families.
They believe they could prosper and
succeed if given free education and
opportunities to earn livings.
Many of these folks live in pov-
erty and distress no one in America
can fathom. They live on the bottom
of the pile of humanity, and all they
hope out of life is an opportunity to
earn a living.'
Unfortunately, many Americans are
surrounded by generations of family
and acquaintances whose hopes have
dimmed to expectations of teen preg-
nancies, high school dropouts, prison,
drugs, welfare, and a life subsidized
by government.
A nation is no greater than its peo-
ple. In America, in our time, every
citizen has the freedom and opportu-
nity to pursue his or her own dream.
Three things can compromise one's
dream: limited expectations, hope-
lessness; and government oppres-
To prosper, Americans need hope,
and need to expect those who work
hard will be rewarded. The American
Dream is rooted in each individual.
Freedom. Independence. Opportuni-
ty. We can build a stronger America
one dream at a time. What is your
American Dream?

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According To The Pattern
(Kent Heaton)
, -

Meet Your Neighbor

Name: Richard Creamer
Lives: Moved to Trenton
from Bell.
Family: Mother, Kathy;
Step-father, Robert and broth-
er, Robbie "Gingi".
Works: Subway for three
Likes of your job: I've
worked here a long time so
it's something I know. I'm not
out in the sun, we've got a.c.
here and I like the customers.
Dislikes of your job: Clean-
ing and doing the dishes. I
don't like grumpy customers.
Hobbies: Going to Gaines-
ville and I paint my face be-
cause of the music I listen to.
What is something not
many people know about
you? I grew up in Ft. Lauder-
dale. -
Who do people say you
look like? Kramer from Sein-

Favorite food: Barbecue, or
southern food.
Favorite movie: "A Family
If you were stranded on an
island, what are three things
you could not do without?
Music, my cell phone and

S Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: the House Veterans Affairs Commit-
The recent article regarding' Mi- tee throughout his tenure. Yost has
chael Yost's interest in obtaining the no military record and would not un-
Republican nomination for the Sixth derstand the needs of our veterans.
Congressional District was quite a In addition, Yost does not own a
surprise. This surprise is based upon home or any property in Clay or Du-
the excellent record of the incum- val counties, and only registered to.
bent, Congressman Cliff Steams, and vote here less than three years ago.
Yost's lack of Republican credentials Florida is also home to many seniors,
and his status as a newcomer. yet Yost's platform calls for elimi-
I am well aware of Republican ac- eating Social Security, which would
tivists throughout Florida, but not of plunge millions of seniors into abject
Yost. According to area Republican poverty.
Chairs, Yost has not been involved in . Steams has a strong record of, ac-
any Republican clubs or committees, complishments for Gilchrist County
nor has he attended any Party activi- and the Sixth District, which makes
ties in Clay or Duval counties. me wonder why this "so-called" Re-
This man has no record of com- publican would run against him in a
munity or civic involvement, while primary. Perhaps he has not studied
Steams had a strong record of service Steams' record and is just looking for
in local charitable, community, and a job.
business organizations.. Sincerely,
Florida is the home to many active Betty Ramey
duty military' personnel and it has the Republican State
nation's second largest veterans pop- Committeewoman
elation. Steams served in the U.S. Gilchrist County
Air Force and has been a member of

By Lauren Rudd

its future looks going forward, it is
still ignored.
So what do you do in such an in-
stance? Relax, because the only cure
is time. If a company is a true per-
former, and if the earnings are there
quarter after quarter and year after
year, then it is only a matter of time
until the shares come into their own.
The good news is that the reward is
often well worth the wait.
An excellent example of a compa-
ny with a" reasonable intrinsic value
that is destined to do well, despite
the current economic environment
and some negative comments from
a couple of analysts, is PetSmart. As
a matter of complete disclosure, this
company is a particular favorite of
mine for reasons other than just in-
vestment returns, given an indubita-
ble collection of three dogs, two cats
and a horse.
For its first quarter ended May 3,
PetSmart reported earnings of $0.37
per share, up 15.6 percent from the
same period a year ago. Net income
for the quarter was $46.3 million,
as compared to $41.2 million a year

Lottery Numbers
June 24
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $3 million
5-Digit Winners:
46 at $4,476.00
4rDigit Winners
2,302 at $72.50
3-Digit Winners:
46,314 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing: ,
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

June 27
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $5 million
5-Digit Winners:
90 at $2,885.50
4-Digit Winners:
4,333 at $48.50
3-Digit Winners:
77,454 at $3.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

Wall Street can be a frustrating
place, especially. when the intrinsic
value of a company's shares goes un-
noticed. Unfortunately, there will be
times, actually many times, when re-
gardless of how well a company has
performed in the past and how upbeat

A pattern is anything designed as a guide or model for
making things. Patterns are used to build houses, make
clothing and create everything produced. In building a
house, a blueprint is made from the idea the person has in
mind and from this pattern, the house is built. In the
blueprint are the specifications determining the size of the
house, where the doors, windows and rooms are placed
with all the other specifications regarding wiring, plumbing,
heating and cooling.. The builder takes these blueprints or
patterns and builds the house according. The expectation of
the person wanting the house built is the builder will follow
the specifications determined by the pattern. Industry relies
solely upon the reproduction of a particular pattern to mass
produce a certain item. The confidence of the manufacture'
is that when a pattern is followed in complete detail, the
product will turn out the same every time. Any deviation to
the pattern is rejected.
The Hebrew writer says, "For every house is built by
someone, but He who built all things is God. And Moses
indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant"
(Hebrews 3:4,5). The nature of something that is built is
that it is built by someone. The Hebrew writer affirms that
God has made all things. Moses is shown as an example of
faithfulness and one of the ways that Moses shows his
faithfulness to God is by .building something as God
directed. He was instructed by God in Exodus 25 to build
the Tabernacle: "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that
I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you,
that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all
its furnishings, just so you shall make it." '
God shows in this passage five things about how He
wanted the tabernacle to be built. First, God had a plan -
this is God's plan not man's. Second, God revealed His
plan to Moses to build the Tabernacle. Third, the plan to

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

By Cindy Jo Ayers

Last weekend I was scrounging
around for a pearl button to replace
one lost from a shirt when I came
across a shiny silver card of old but-
tons. The card was one I had picked
up sometime in the past while antiqu-
ing. Naturally since I've become an
avid quilter, any cool old sewing no-
tions that speak to me usually come
home with me if the price is right.
Today I checked out some prices on
sewing items used in the past like old
dress patterns from the 30s and 40s
which now sell for 30 to 40 dollars.
I found Aunt Martha embroidery hot
iron transfers are priced from $10 to
$40. These transfers were originally
priced at 150.
Old printed feed and flour sacks
run around $35. So I guess the les-
son is don't throw out any old sewing
notion, pattern or. feed sack because
they have become quite valuable.
Oh, by the way, that 150 card of
old buttons that I found now sells for
While researching I came across
this poem which is pretty neat. I've
never worn flour sack underwear but
I've sure heard about them.
The Flour Sack - A Poem
When I was just a maiden fair,
Mama made our underwear;
With many kids and
Dad's, poor pay,
We had no fancy lingerie.
Monograms and fancy stitches
Did not adorn our Sunday britches;
Pantywaists that stood the test
Had 'Gold Medal' on my breast.
No lace or ruffles to enhance
Just 'Pride of Bloomington'
on my pants.
One pair of panties beat them all,
For it had a scene I still recall-
Harvesters were gleaning wheat
Right across my little seat.
Rougher than a grizzly bear
Was my flour sack underwear.
Plain, not fancy and two feet wide

At the same time net sales in-
creased 9.5 percent to $1.33 billion,
while comparable store sales grew
3.9 percent. Comparable transac-
tions, which are used as a proxy for
traffic, were up 0.1 percent. Pet ser-
vices sales were $142.8 million, up
10.3 percent from a year ago. ,
In its guidance going forward, the
company said that it expects second
quarter comparable store sales in the
low-single digits and earnings of be-
tween $0.26 and $0.30 per share. For
fiscal 2009, the company raised its
earnings guidance to between $1.42
and $1.52 per share. It also main-
tained its guidance for comparable
store sales of low-single digits.
Capital expenditures for the fis-
cal year are expected in the range of
$115 million to $125 million, result-
ing in 40 to 42 new stores and about
20 few pet hotels.
PetSmart increased its cash position
to $210 million and had zero borrow-
ings on its credit facility at the end of
the quarter. During the first quarter,
the company repurchased $25 mil-
lion of own shares and distributed
$3.8 million in dividend payments.
The company also recently an-
nounced a 233 percent quarterly divi-
dend increase, raising the dividend
from $0.03 to $0.10 per share begin-
ning in the second quarter, resulting
in an indicated annual rate of $0.40
per share. In addition, the Board au-
thorized a new share repurchase pro-
gram of $350 million over 2.5 years,
expiring January 2012.
One reason for PetSmart's sub-
stantial dividend increase was a

And tougher than a hippo's hide.
All through Depression each
Jill. and Jack
Wore the sturdy garb of sack.
Waste not, want not,
we soon learned
That a penny saved is a penny
There were curtains and
tea towels too,
And that is just.to name a few,
But the best beyond compare
Was my flour sack underwear.
~author unknown

3 cups prepared tomatoes
(See below)
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon
rind aka lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 box sure jell fruit pectin
Scald, peel and chop about 2 1/2
pounds of ripe tomatoes.
Place in saucepan. Bring to a boil
and simmer 10 minutes, stirring oc-
casionally. Measure 3 cups of to-
matoes into a 6 or 8 qt. sauce pot.
Add lemon rind, lemon juice and the
Then make the relish. Measure
sugar and set aside. Mix fruit pectin
into tomatoes. Place over high heat
and stir until mixture comes to a full
boil. Immediately add all sugar and
stir. Bring to a full rolling boil and
boil hard for 1 minute, stirring con-
stantly. Remove from heat
Skim off foam and ladle into hot
sterilized jars, filling to 1/8 inch from
top of jar. Wipe jar rims and threads
and cover with two-piece lid; screw
bands tightly. Invert jars 5 minutes.
Then turn jars right side up. After
one hour they should be sealed. This
makes six 8-ounce jelly jars.

slowdown in square-footage growth,
enabling PetSmart to minimize can-
nibalization and give some breathing
room to existing assets. It also reduc-
es operating costs and lets manage-
ment spend more time improving the
quality of the business.
The bottom line is that PetSmart
continues to perform well, despite
the recession, and is generating sig-
nificant free cash flow. Furthermore,
the stability and predictability of the
company's cash flow demonstrates
its continued business strength. It is
also a testament to the importance of
pets to their owners, with many pet
owners cutting back on personal ex-
penses to ensure their pets are well
cared for.
Meanwhile, PetSmart shares ap-
pear undervalued. The intrinsic
value, using a discounted earnings
approach with an earnings growth
rate of 12 percent and a 15 percent
discount rate, is $29 per share. The
'more conservative free cash flow to
the firm model produces an intrinsic
value of $26 per share. \
My earnings estimate for fiscal
2009 is $1.52 per share and $1.68 per
share for 2010. My 12 month price
target on the shares is $24, for a gain
of 14 percent over the recent price
of $20.80. In addition, there is the
aforementioned newly revised indi-
cated annual dividend yield of 2.00
You cal write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at 5 Gulf Manor
Drive, Venice, Fl. 34285 or email,at
LVERudd@aol.com. Prior columns
are available at RuddReport.com.









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build the Tabernacle was specific. Read Exodus 25-28 to
see the details given for the Tabernacle and its furnishings.
Fourth, God expected Moses to follow the pattern given to
him. "And see to it that you make them according to the
pattern which was shown you on the mountain ...,And you
shall raise up the tabernacle according to its pattern
which you were shown on the mountain" (Exodus 25:40;
Fifth, Moses had a choice! -He could build the
Tabernacle as God specified or he could add or subtract
what he thought necessary. The faithfulness of Moses was
seen Exodus 39:32 - "Thus all the work of the tabernacle
of the tent of meeting was finished. And the children of
Israel did according to all that the LORD had
commanded Moses; so they did." This pattern is how God
instructed Noah to build the Ark and Splomon to build the
Temple and shows that He builds things the same way. He
has a plan, the plan is revealed to man, the plan is specific.
He expects man to follow, the plan and man shows his
faithfulness by following the specific plan.
When God built the church, He used the same pattern of
revelation. He had a plan (Ephesians 3:8-11) - He revealed
the plan (Ephesians 3:1-5) - The plan was specific in its
design, beginning, organization, worship, law, authority,
work, mission - God expects man to follow the plan today
(Luke 6:46-49) - Man has a choice, "Unless the LORD
builds the house, they labor in vain who build it;" Is God
pleased with religious division today? The reason for
religious division is man has not followed the pattern of the
covenant of Christ and built their own churches. The
church Jesus died for is found in complete revelation in His
new covenant. Without following that pattern, the church
does not exist. "Every plant which My heavenly Father
has not planted will be uprooted" (Matthew 15:13).

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Pgooa PnIr


Mark Latsko and Kristen Bradley
JCristen ]radley and Mark

Jatsko to wed
Clif and Janet Bradley of Trenton
are proud to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Kristen Nicole, to
Mark Justis Latsko, son of Fred and
Beverlie Latsko of Gainesville. Kris-
ten is a graduate of the University of
Florida and is employed as a second
grade teacher at Bronson Elementary
School in Levy County. Mark is a
graduate of the University of Florida
and is employed as a teacher and

Happy Birthday wishes to Mi-
chael Strong, Kaye Rolling, Faye
Smith and Pat Neff on July 2; Ka-
tie Cannon, Juanita Graves, Mark
Suggs and Louis Wallace on July
3; Connie Gordon, Lindsey Cook
and James N. Ripley on July 4;
Ryan Leasor, Jan Harris and-Larry
Allison on July 5; Ronnie Jack-
son, Jeff Butler and Colby Howell
,qnJuly 6; Jbpbeca Whiten,Ppgny

coach at Hernando High School in
Hernando County. Kristen's mater-
nal grandparents are Vemola Smith
of Trenton and the late Ruby Smith.
Her paternal grandparents are Wan-
da Petrena of Branford and the late
Doyle Bradley.
A July 25 wedding is planned at
the home of the Bride's parents in

Prescott and Kathy Schroeder on
July 7; Julie Mims, Duane Bryant,
Tyson Railey, Norm Shubert; LaTa-
sha Johnson on July 8.
. Happy Anniversary wishes to
Jerry and Pam Quincey on July 4;
Bobby and Sandra Chesser on July
5; - Chuck and Amee Eastman and
Travis and Brandi Spears on July

Layne Mercer and Jodi Hodge

JodiJIodge and _&ayne Mercer

to wed
Mitch and Hope Hodge of Tren- Hodge to Layne Mercer, son of Dan
ton and Royce and Amy Chesser of and MarilynnMercer, of Chiefland. A
Trenton would like to announce the fall 2010 wedding is being planned.
engagerfment of their daughter, Jodi


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Ifndsey to wed



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. A confirmed bachelor, Jerry Lind-
sey of Brandon, is taking the plunge
into marriage. He is the son of Selma
Lord Lindsey Ehl and the late Sel-
wyn Lindsey, both born and raised in
Gilchrist County.
His fiancee', Cathy Hlava of Bran-
don, is the daughter of Elmer Crozier
and the late Jewell Acuff Crozier of
Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A private destination wedding is
planned. for July in Georgia. The
couple plans to make their home in
Gilchrist County on the south part of
the farm homestead of the late Craw-
ford Paul Lindsey and Alice Cath-
erine Meeks Lindsey

Vickie Lynn Aycock and Jilian Robert Bonnell

Vickie �ynn^,fycock andjulian

Tobert 3onnell to wed

Judy Hewitt is pleased to announce
the marriage of her daughter, Vickie
Lynn Aycock, to Julian Robert Bon-
nell on July 18, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at
the Gilchrist County Woman's Club

Marriage applications
in Gilchrist County
Edward George Byrne, 9/10/1925,
and Elizabeth Jane Walton, 5/26/1922,
both of Gainesville.
Jason Earl McElroy, 5/27/1978,
and Dani Michelle Sapp, 10/5/1981,
both of Newberry.

Recorded marriages in
Gilchrist County.
Jordan Kyle Hilliard, 2/2/1986,
of Arcadia, and Belinda Joy Dees,
1/21/1986, of Branford, were married
on 6/13/2009 in Bell by Pastor Curtis
Beau Stephen Walker, 12/28/1982;
of Cross City, and Fern Dawn Owens,
7/14/1982, of Trenton, were married
on 6/6/2009 in Trenton by Pastor M.
J. Cravey.
Keyur G. Patel, 6/25/1981, and
Komalben Patel, 10/16/1984, both of
Gainesville, were married in Trenton
b* Mrs. Cynthia A. Chadwick, notary
Lonnie Shanklin, 3/17/1987, and
Theresa Marie Henry, 10/17/1974,
both of Trenton, were married on
6/17/2009 in Trenton by Mrs. Debo-
rah Craft, notary public.
Anthony John Martin, 8/7/1964,
and Rebecca Lynn Cannon,

in Trenton. Reception shall follow
immediately. All friends and family
are invited to attend. Vickie Aycock
is the daughter of Judy Hewitt and
the late James Robert Aycock.

3/13/1969, both of Bell, were married
on 6/13/2009 in Gilchrist County by
Carl L. H. Miller, notary public.
John Bradley Stubblefield, -
9/17/1982, of Bell, and Lindsay
Brooke Knuckles, 3/22/1983, of
Trenton, were married on June 20,
2009 in Trenton by Edward Philman,
Gilchrist County Court Judge.
Bryan Jordan Marlett, 6/20/1974,
and Ami Rose Eads, 10/6/1988,
both of Trentori, were married on
6/18/2009 in Cedar Key by Sherry
Ann Grant, notary public.
Robert Alton Chaney, 1/12/1990,
and Denise Marie Sandvik, 9/6/1990,
both of Bell, were married- on
6/19/2009 in Bell by Lester Osteen,
David Talmadge Watson, Jr. and
Loretta Lynn Harrison, 10/29/1984,
both of Trenton, were married on
6/25/2009 in Trenton by Mrs. Cyn-
thia Chadwick, notary public.
Terry Andre Huggins, 2/23/1982,
of Trenton, and Becky Marie Durr,
9/14/1982, of Chiefland, were mar-
ried on 6/26/2009 in Trenton by Mrs.
Deborah Craft, notary public.
Travis Eugene Harris, 8/26/1979,
and Brandy Olsen Spears,
11/30/1975, both of Bell, were mar-
ried on 6/26/2009 in Branford by
Tonya Byrd, notary public.

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Your child will learn of the power of God while enjoying
interactive songs, skits, out of this world decorations, laser star
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Grades: Pre K through 6th grade

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Catholic Charities has
distribution soon
Good News! The Catholic Chari-
ties neighbors' distribution will again
be back on the Thursday schedule for
July, August, and September.
The FA1THH van will be at the

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Layfield
Mr. and Mrs. Ponald andJiallie

Jfayfield to celebrate 60 years of

Come as you are and join the fam- ry Hall at Pine Grove Baptist Church
ily of Ronald and Hallie Layfield in on Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. til
celebrating 60 years of marriage. 4:00 p.m. Please, no gifts.
The celebration will be held in Victo-

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10:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Wednesday9 Worship Service
+65-�10- -Pastor Merle Goodrich

t 16655 N. W. CR-339 - Trenton, Florida 32693
Rev. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Rev. Rickey Whitley, Minister of Evangelism & Youth
Rev. Emanuel Harris, Minister of Education & Children
Charles Brock, Music Director
Jared Douglas, College & Career
Sunday School ............................... ..................... 9:15 a.m .
M morning Worship .................................................... 10:30 a.m .
Evening Worship ......... ................................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
KidM o ......................................... ...................... 6:45 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
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6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE - NEWBERRY, FL 32669

JUNE 21- 25 * 6PM-9PM
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845

Mark Feather's office
closing for holiday
In observation of our country's cel-
ebration of its independence, Mark
J. Feather, P.A. will be closed from
June 29 - July 3, 2009. Happy Inde-
pendence Day!

Gilchrist County Solid
Waste Department to
close for holiday
The Gilchrist County Solid Waste
Department will be closed on Friday,
July 3, 2009, in observance of the
4th of July holiday. All facilities and'
mobile trucks will resume the regular
schedule on Saturday, July 4, 2009..
The recycling truck for the City of
Trenton will not be rescheduled.
If you have any' questions, please
call 463-3185. Have a safe holiday

Qffice Closings
The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will be
CLOSED on Friday, July 3, 2009 in
observance of Independence Day.

clubhouse in Bell for the July visit on
Thursday, July 16. If you need a little
help, please mark your calendar.
The arrival time is still 9:45 a.m.
and there are no criteria other than
need. Christ loves us all equally and
unconditionally, and we are to love
each other in the same manner.

Ted Burt's office will be
The Law Office of Theodore M.
Burt, P. A. will be closed from July 3,
2009 through July 13, 2009.

Gilchrist County
Journal to be closed on
July 3rd
The Gilchrist County Journal will
be closed on Friday, July 3rd in ob-
servance of the July 4th holiday.

Sheree Lancaster's
law office announces
The Law Office of Sheree H. Lan-
caster, P. A., 109 East Wade Street,
Trenton, will be closed Monday, June
29, 2009 through Friday, July 3,2009
for our summer vacation. We will re-
open at our normal business hour of
8:30 a..m. on Monday, July 6, 2009.
Thanks and have a safe and happy
4th of July.

Flea Market and Blood Drive

A flea market and blood drive will ceive a recognition item and choles-
be held on Saturday, Juily 11 at the terol screening. Please donate blood
American Legion Post 91, 4200 S. at this location. Blood donors save
US 129, north of Trenton. The flea lives. Have you saved a life lately?
market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (888)
The blood drive will be from 9 a.m. 795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
to noon. All blood donors will re-


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Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
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(3 miles North of Bell on Hwy-340 West)
Sunday School .............................. 9:45 am
Morning W orship ............................... 11 am
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Evening Worship ............................... 6 pm
Wednesday Evening Services:
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Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Corbinri
Minister of Youth: Matt Holtsclaw
Church Phone: 386-935-3575
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5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton - 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

Sunday School........................ 10:00 AM
Morning Worship...................11:00 AM
Evening Worship.......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
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Hilliard Wedding Card Although this all seemed to be a lot
of Thanks for the bride and groom, they, with
of ThankS (the immediate families, were much
What are the words we are looking more concerned with all the families
for? We have tried to put it on paper; and friends that had already started
it's been in conversation among the to arrive to a dark and very warm
family and close friends, but to say church. How could this be happen-
how we all really feel---ole Webster ing? What about all the d6cor and
just doesn't have enough words to the planned entertainment? What-
even begin, about the smiles on everyone's faces
Thank you so very much for ev- as the wedding party would walk into
erything. Thanks for being there as the church? What about being able to
our family stood together to join this see and hear anything from this, point
'Once in a Lifetime' love. If you're forward? None of that really mat-
with the love of your life, if you've tered now---we opened the windows,
spoken the words"I Do"; if you've used the wedding programs as fans
enjoyed special moments throughout and began settle in for the wait.
your life with a very special some- Several electricians were among
one, you know exactly how Jordan the guests and before long there were
and Belinda feel today. lights enough to see the front area of
The afternoon of June 13, 2009 was the church. The wedding then took a
a day we will all remember. Not just new twist when the generator sound-
because Jordan Hilliard and Belinda ed. Joy Powell (pianist) and Karla
Dees have been together 6 � years in Waldron (groom's aunt) led the guests
a long distance relationship. Jordan as they all sang church hymns, allow-
(Bell High Graduate) attended SFCC ing the beautiful sound to bounce off
in Gainesville, then lived in Tallahas- the walls, blocking out any concerns
see, then moved on to DeSoto Coun- of bad weather beyond those walls.
ty, while Belinda (Dixie County High Some of our guests never made
Graduate) moved and attended UCF it to the wedding because of these
in Orlando, then returned to Dixie weather conditions. Some were out
County, awaiting this day. It is not be- working in these conditions as they
cause they have both completed and always do in emergency situations.
graduated from college now, nor is it We know in our hearts where they
because Jordan finally has his life's all wanted to be and are so sorry they
dream-job, Florida Wildlife Conser- weren't able to share in Jordan and
vation officer, nor is it because Belin- Belinda's joy. We are very thank-
da has now chosen Education as her ful to those who rose to the occasion
career, and it's not even because we and assisted in creating the perfect
have watched them grow into respect- lighting for this ceremony. We are
able, responsible, loving and caring, so very thankful to all who attended
young adults, and certainly not just and appreciate all the patience and
because they chose the 13th to finally understanding found among them all.
say "I do," but because only 1 hour Jordan and Belinda would have' got-
before this memorable moment was ten married anyway, but it just would
to take place, a twister formed two not have been a real wedding without
miles down from the church bringing family and friends. Again, from all
with it thunder, lightning, rain (a lot of us to all of you, thanks so much
of rain) and taking away the-power for making Mr. and Mrs. Jordan
for miles around. Hilliard's wedding such a beautiful
Was that moment planned and re- and memorable occasion. Once the
hearsed the evening before as we en-* newlyweds have returned from their
joyed an awesome dinner with many honeymoon and settled into their new
laughs, memories and plans for this home, Belinda is looking forward to
upcoming event during the rehearsal describing their wedding through her
at Priscilla Baptist? Did it mention eyes especially for you. So...look for
in the weather forecast to plan a wed- the upcoming article with pictures.
ding with no lights orAC? Let us just Many Thanks,
say that because of you, we still had Wendell and Peggy Sue Hilliard
one of the most memorable weddings and Brenda Dees and families.
ever. Together, we all were able to
enjoy the joining of this couple in a
beautiful ceremony. Card of Thanks
That's why there are no words to - To my many friends, lcal churches
express how we feel. The wedding To my many friends, local churches
was delayed for over an hour. The and prayer groups, I would like to ex-
limo driver kept the bride and groom press my sincere thanks for the out-
separated while also keeping the pouring of love and support given to
bride cool and calm. The groom and m reduringmy time of need. - cannot
groomsmen paced trying to-stay dry -.derstand how one could travel such
and somewhat cool as they were al- a journey without being surrounded
ready dressed in tuxedos. The serv- by the love of family, community and
ers at the GC Woman's Club were most of all, God. Please continue to
hard at work keeping the food ware keep me in your thoughts and prayers
for the evening meal. The photogra- as I go through my treatments.
pher was trying to get the requested Jo Wilson and family
pictures in between showers.

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Trenton Middle-High School holds Career Day for students in

Officer Todd Nicholas with Florida Game and Fish Commission 'tells
students about education requirements and training needed for a ca-.
reer as a Wildlife Officer.

Shannon NesSmith and Houston McKenzie took time from their busy
day as linemen at GRU, to talk with students about their career.
Students at Trenton Middle-High cluded the type of work they do, how
School were busy learning about * much and what type of education is
different careers during the month required for their job, and watching
of May. On Wednesday, May 6th, several demonstrations of careers.
guidance counselors organized a Ca- Middle School students in grades
reer Day for students in grades 5-8th. 5th-8th learned about careers in vet-
High school students in grades 9th- erinary, speech pathology, behavior
12th were treated to a Career Day on intervention, fire rescue, tobacco in,
Friday, May 8th. Both Career Days tervention, umpiring, photography,
were a half-day, full of career infor- real estate, construction, teaching,
nation for students. and hair care from Dr. Maggie Struck,
Business people from different ca- Jennifer Bennett, Janice Wasson, Car-
reer areas presented information on rie Powell, Megan Wooten, Dr. Dawn
their careers to the. students during Grienko, Ron Kozlowski, Danny
30-minute sessions. Students then Perez, Dean Lancaster, John Price,
had the chance to ask any questions Dara Watkins, Charlene Leasor, and
they had of the presenters. Some of John Yencho.
the presenters also brought equip- High School students in grades 9th-
ment that they use on the job. 12th learned about careers in court
Presentations from the speakers in- services, physical therapy, speech

Trenton High enjoyed a game of Bingo. This was organized by Angie
Rexroat, Activities Director at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation.

pathology, military, law and drug
enforcement, athletics, pharmacy,
engineering, geology, photography,
electrical line work, and fire rescue
from Suprenna Rushing, Larry Mc-
Daniel, Shannon NesSmith, Houston
McKenzie, Everette Heaton, Bruce
Sessler, Allison Cooper, Officer Me-
gan Wooten, Angle Rexroat, Jefni
Edwards, Trooper Michael Cagle,
Frank Carraway, SSG Roberts, SSG
Ruth, SSG Wilcox, Officer Todd
Nicholas, Bryan Sims, David Leach.
Chet Robertson, and Agent "Tino"
Rosales. Santa Fe College, Lake
City Community College, Universal
Technical Institute, The Salon Pro-
fessional Academy, and University.
of Florida's College of Agriculture
and College of Pharmacy also spoke
about career opportunities available
at their respective colleges.
We would like to thank all the guest
speakers that attended Trenton Mid-
dle and High School's Career Days.
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Bell Band News
With the change of the 2009-2010
school calendar, there will be some
changes on the original publicized
Band Camp dates.
Please note:
New Members Band Camp will
start in the band room at 9 a.m. on
August 3, as well as Drum Line,
Flags, and Leadership.
Second year marchers' first day
will be August 5 at 9 a.m. ,
The entire band's first day will be
August 7 at 9 a.m. and the week of
August 10- 14 will be at 8 a.m..
No parents are allowed to, stay
on the school property during band
camp. They may, however, stop by
to bring lunch or dinner to their stu-
Please mark your calendars for
August 8, 2009, as this will be the
band's first fundraiser of 2009-2010.
We are accepting donations for out
Second Annual Bell Band Yard Sale.
For pickups or drop offs, please con-
tact Yvonne Nobs at 386-454-4750
or Dermot Burke at 386-935-4007.
Please come show your support.
By Elaine Lagasse

SVL 15 and under team
to earn funds for state
The Suwannee Valley Leagues
All-Star 15 and under baseball team
will be out working on July 4th in
the community to raise funds to earn
their way to the big league state .tour-
The team will be holding a car wash
at Trenton Motor Station at Main St
and US 129 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
and holding a helmet drive at this in-
tersection. Their parents will also be
assisting the team by holding a bake
sale at Hitchcocks Supermarket.
People in this community are asked
to help this team raise $4,000 to pay
for their trip t6 the big league state
The team will also be holding a
loaded baked potato luncheon on


Langford Family
The Langford Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, July 11 at Ot-
ter Springs. All family and friends
are invited. Bring a covered dish,
dessert and your favorite beverage.
For more information, call Phronia
Stanley at 813-988-0897 or C. T.
Langford at 386-454-2585.

Cannon Clan Family
The annual Cannon Reunion will
be held July 4, 2009 at Hart Springs
in the Pavilion for all ancestors and
descendants of William (Bill) Jack-
son Cannon and Henrietta (Aunt
-Hett) Clementine Townsend Can-
non. Bring a covered dish, drinks,
goodies, etc. All paper products,
silverware, cups and ice will be
furnished. The meeting is at 12:30
p.m. and lunch at 1:00 p.m. We're
looking for everyone to be there;
don't be late.
For more information, call June

Thursday, July 9th. The receipts from
this activity will also go to help pay
the expenses of the Suwannee Val-
ley Leagues 15 and under All-Stars
team. To place your order call 463-

Howard at (904) 259-6050 or (904)
864-1400 or Brenda (Isaac) Wagen-
man at (386) 935-3723.
Cannon Family Committee

Akins Family Reunion
The ,27th annual Akins Family
Reunion will be on Saturday, July
18, 2009 at the Suwannee River
Shrine Club on Hwy. 26 between
Trenton and Fanning Springs.
We will meet at noon and eat at
1:00 p.m. Please bring a covered

Townsend Family
The Townsend Family will hold
a reunion on Saturday, August 2,
2009 at Otter Springs. The gather-
ing will begin at 10:00 a.m.. The
tasty tradition since 1947 will begin
at 1:00 p.m. Music and Fellowship
will follow at 1:45 p.m. For more
information, please call 352-463-

and sit around and pick, we would
enjoy having you come on out and
pick under the oaks or on the nice
big porch around the Big Cypress
This event will be free to the pub-
lic, but we would appreciate a dona-
tion to help out on the groups' travel

Bluegrass Pickin' at expenses. All you have t(
yourself on out to Otter
Otter Springs RV Resort Resort and have a great t
for 4th of July joy some good old tim
The Suwannee Valley Bluegrass music or call and reserve
Pickin takes place at Otter Springs up campsite or a cabin.
RV Resort on Saturday, July 4. Bring For more information
your homemade favorite dessert to call Cloud Haley at (352
share as you listen to some of the best or Otter Springs RV Res
bluegrass groups from Florida. 463-0800 or www.ottersl
The music will start at 6 p.m. in the Otter Springs Park and (
Big Cypress Lodge, and the music is located at 6470 SW 8
will go on until everyone goes home. in Trenton.
If you would like to come out earlier' Hope to see you there.

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Notice To:

. Joyce Arnold - 820 SW 75th Ave, Bell, Florida 32619
Dale Baker - 6000 SE 60th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Cheyenne R. Barkley - 6610 SE 83rd Place, Trenton, Florida 32693
Frank P. Bernotas - 8628 SW 82nd Ave, Trenton, Florida 32693
Ashley R. Boehm - 2791 SW 58th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693
Bobby J. Duffy - 1204 NW 12th Street, Chieflahd, Florida 32626
Darla K. Gay - 3820 NW 23rd Circle, Bell, Florida 32619
Debra G. Harrison - 5749 SW CR 344, Trenton, Florida 32693
Amanda K. Harvey - 10229 SE 90th Ave, Newberry, Florida 32669
Ernest P. Keith - 8340 NE 27Th.Street, High Springs, Florida 32643

You are potentially ineligible to register to vote. After this
published date, you will have 30 days to respond, to determine
your eligibility by the Supervisor. This could result in the
removal of your name from the statewide voter registration
system. 98,075(7), F.S.

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River Ranch is the 2008-2009 Exhibitor of the Year. Josh Leverette is accept-
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Last week the Leverette family of
River Ranch traveled down to the an-
nual Florida Cattlemen's Convention
in Marco Island at the Marriot Re-

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trying to earn since November of
last year. This process is based on a
point system from six shows around
the state of Florida: the Jacksonville
*Fair, the Tallahassee Fair, the South
Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, the
State Fair in Tampa, the Miami Dade
County Fair, and the Central Florida
Fair in Orlando. The animals earn
points at each of the shows for win-
ning 'divisions and more importantly
Grand or Reserve Champions, 'and
you get Exhibitor points for the to-
tal amount of points that all of your
animals earn. "Britt Lee Buccaneer
707," Show Bull of the Year, won 4
Grand Champions out of the possible
six, and he won his Division at the
other two shows which means he was
undefeated in his division the whole
year. He won a total of approxi-
mately 1,796 points! "R R Ravens
Blackbird 707," Show Heifer of the
Year, won 3 Grand Champions and
1 Reserve Champion, out of the pos-
sible six, and she won her division
at the Miami Dade Fair. She earned
approximately 1346 points! Also,
since the Florida Cattlemens Associ-
ation has sponsored these awards, no
animal bred in Florida has ever won
these prestigious titles. They have
all been bought out of state! For the
First time two Gilchrist County Bred
Animals won the titles. The Bull was
bred by Mr. Larry Lindsey, and the
Heifer was bred by Rio Lindo Ranch
located near the Suwannee River.

Local Youth enters cattle
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Josh Leverette of Trenton, Florida,
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Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agri
Center in Perry, Georgia, July 19-25,
reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the
American Angus Association�.
Josh, a junior member of the Amer-
ican Angus Association with head-
quarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri,
is one of 557 young Angus breeders
from 31 states who have entered a to-
tal of 1,225 head in the show.
Frank Jackson of Sanborn, Minne-
sota will judge the bred-and-owned
cattle and cow-calf pairs. Bill Conley
of Clarksdale, Missouri will evaluate
the owned heifers. Brandon Callis of
College Station, Texas, will judge the
The National Junior Angus Show
is the largest single-breed registered
beef cattle show in the world. This
.year's event will host a beef cook-off,
team sales competition, public speak-
ing, photography, graphic design,
writing and poster contests in addi-
tion to the traditional cattle show.
The National Junior Angus Show
is sponsored by the American Angus
Association and the National Junior
Angus Association (NJAA) and host-
ed by the Georgia Angus and Junior
Angus Associations this year. The
NJAA serves a membership of more
than 7,000 junior Angus breeders in
the United States and Canada. For
more information, go to www.njas.
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Spring Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department's
July Pancake Breakfast
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to their next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at its fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Independence
Day, Saturday, July 4, and run until at
least 10:00 a.m.. All residents of the
northeast Gilchrist County area and
surrounding communities are invited
to attend.
We need blueberries! We are look-
ing for help with our blueberry sup-
ply; anyone that can help us with di-
rect donations of blueberries, or 'has
blueberry bushes that we can pick,
please call Don at 386-454-7035, or
Pete at 386-454-3556.
Please also plan to join' us next
month for our August 1 pancake
breakfast; as in past years, we will
be dedicating the proceeds to the
Children's Miracle Network. The
Children's Miracle Network is a lo-
cal charity that operates to help meet
the medical needs and comforts of
this area's children. We hope you'll
be able to join us in supporting this
worth-while cause at this future
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
.usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs

Tri-County School of Dance and Twirl performed recently at local
nursing homes. From left to right are: Danna Fuller, Courtney
Stewart, Cheali Huffman, Courtney Irvin and Zoey Frankland.

On June 6 five students of the
Tri-County School of Dance and
Twirl spent the day performing at
two local nursing homes. Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Cen-
ter and Tri-County Nursing Home

welcomed the 30 minute program,
which included the charleston, ba-
ton, cheer, jazz, hip-hop and coun-
try line dance routines. Enjoyment
was had by both the dancers and the

Creekside Christian

School selects valedictorian

Congratulations to Misti Fason on
her accomplishment as valedictorian
of Creekside Christian School. Misti
has been a tremendous student. She
accomplished every goal she set with
honors, academically as well as ath-
She will be starting college in the
fall where she will major in Business
Administration. Her desire is to own
her own business just like her dad.
We're very proud of you, Misti.
Keep up the hard work and it will pay
off someday.
Mom, Dad, and Timmy

1 Misti Fason

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Mr. Horace Francis
Horace Francis Arrington, 75,
passed away June 21, 2009 in Flor-
ida Hospital HospiceCare in Or-
mond Beach.
He was born in Trenton on Au-
gust 5, 1933 to parents Horace and
Nordice Arrington. He attended
Trenton public schools and in his
senior year, his family moved to
Gainesville where he graduated
from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School.
He served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean War. After many years
operating a custom window treat-
ment business in South Florida, he
returned to Gainesville in 1994 and
lovingly cared for his mother until
her death in 1995.
One of the great forces in his life
was the love of music. He was a
talented musician and served as a
church organist for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by
his parents and a brother, Joe Ar-
rington. He is survived by his sis-
ter and brother-in-law, Elaine and
Roger Burnham of Ellijay, Georgia;
sister-in-law, Sharon Arrington of
Dallas, Texas; one niece -and three
nephews;'loving cousins and two
He was'a loving son and brother
'and will be deeply missed by his
family and.those whom he touched
and loved..,A graveside service has
.been planned for July I.

Ms. fargaret Ann Ellis
Margaret Ann Ellis, 72,. of Old
Town, passed away June 23, 2009
at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun-
ties in Chiefland. She was born in
Oneonta, .Alabama and moved to
this area from West Palm Beach in
1993. She was a retired cashier for
Publix'a"id also worked for Wal-
Mart in Chiefland. She was a mem-
ber of Old Town United Methodist
- - She is survived by her husband of
54 years, Riley J. Ellis of Old Town;
-her. daughters, Waindcl Irene Killian
of Murphy, North Carolina, Wil-
ina -Ilene- Bormuth of Palm Beach

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Funeral services were held Fri-
day, June 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at
Old Town United Methodist Church.
Visitation was on Thursday, June 25
at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mrs. Ellis's name to Ha-
ven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. 311
NE 9th Street, Chiefland, Florida
32626 or Shriners Hospital for Chil-
dren, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa.
Florida 33612.
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. On-line condolences may
be sent through their website at www.

Ms. Gloria E. Hollister
Gloria E. Hollister went to her final
rest on June 26, 2009 after fighting a
.courageous battle with cancer. Glo-
ria moved to this area from Miami
where she was a supervisor with the
AAA district office. After visiting
this area many times, she decided to
retire here and did so in late 1986.
She was preceded in death by her
mother, Edith Watts Adams and fa-
ther, Herbert Walter Hollister.
She is survived by her brother.
Donald Hollister and several cousins.
She will be greatly missed by her dear
friends and neighbors at Rock Bluff
where she had lived for many years
with her pets, Bunny and Smokey.
She also will be missed by her friends
at Sun Springs. Gloria made an ev-
erlasting impact on all who knew and
loved her.
At her request, there will be no fu-
neral service.

Mr. George Theodore
"Teddy" Kight
George Theodore "Teddy" Kight
of Horseshoe Beach passed away
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at his

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members, Wade Thornton, on his win
with his Reserve Champion Rabbit.
Wade also placed in the Record Book
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Chad Trail and Colby Trail, mem-
bers for, 7. years, excelled in the Re-
cord Book contest with their record
books on their swine projects, also
receiving plaques.
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home attet an extended illness. He
was 54 years of age
Teddy wasi a sell-employed com-
mercial fisherman who enjoyed
hunting and fishing He began
serving on the town council of
Hoiseshoe Beach in 1988 and re-
mnained there, until being elected
mayor 2 years ago. He was a Bap-
tist attending the Church of Jesus
Chiist in Horseshoe Beach.
He is survived by his wife., Gwen
Kight of Horseshoe Beach; sons.
Matthew i(Christina Kight of Cross
City. Nathan Kight and Noah Kight
both of Horseshoe Beach; daugh-
ter. Amanda (Aaron.i O'Neal of
Horseshoe Beach; brothers. Cecil
Kight, Danny Kight. David Kight
and Dale Kight, all of Horseshoe
Beach, Glenn Kight of Shelbyville,
Tennessee; sister. Charlene Hug-
gins ot Horseshoe Beach; and 5
Funeral services were held Satur-
day, June 27 at the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.,
Stan Barker officiating. Burial
followed at Butler Cemetery in
Horseshoe Beach A visitation was
held Friday, June 26 at the funeral
Arrangements were placed under
the care and supervision of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in Cross,

Ms. Nancy C. Uehling
Nancy C. Uehling, 68 of
Chiefland passed away June 22,
2009 at Shands at AGH in Gaines-
ville. She was born in Tekamah,
Nebraska, and moved to this area
from Suwannee 6 years ago. She
was a retired waitress.
She is survived by her sons. Rick
Matzen and Kevin Matzen of Blair,
Nebraska: brothers, Eugene (Mar-
jorie) Kohler and Phillip Kohler,
both of Chiefland; 5 grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
in Chiefland. On-line condolences
may be sent through their website
at www.hiers-baxley.com.

ing of Tray Roux, Chad Trail, Tyler
Brown, and Amber Cameron came
home with a 1st place win. This team
also participated as the Sr. Livestock
Judging team placing 2nd. Chad
Trail was awarded high individual in
the livestock contest, receiving a ro-
The Jr. dairy judging team consist-
ing of Bailey Roux, Kailey Roux,
Colby Trail, and Cheyenne Siegel
placed 2nd. Bailey Roux received a
rosette as high individual in the dairy
judging contest. This team also par-
ticipated as the Jr. Livestock judging
team placing 3rd.
The intermediate dairy. judging
team consisting of Morgan Martin,
Hannah Hurst, Sabrina Brown, and
Dawn Cameron, placed 3rd.

North Florida Livestock Report

Receipts at the Ellisville Livestock
Market on Wednesday, June 24,
2009, were this week 724, last week
527 and last year 612.
Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls 1.00 to 2.00 higher.
Feeder steers and heifers steady to
2.00 lower. Quality was mostly aver-
age. Supply and demand moderate.
Slaughter cows and bulls 30 percent,
feeder steers and heifers under 600
pounds 58 percent, (32 percent steers
and 26 percent heifers), over 600
pounds 5 percent, replacement cattle
7 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85%
percent: 900-1190 (1096) 47.00-
52.00 (49.70); 1030-1110 (1060)
53.00-56.00 (54.20) High Dress-
ing; 1205-1500 (1276) 48.50-51.50
(50.22); 1250-1550 (1417) 54.00-
56.00 (55.23) High Dressing.
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 990-1100 (1041) 43100-47.00
(45.10); 870-1060 (929) 39.00-
42.50 (41.08) Low Dressing.

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1205-1450
(1300) 54.00-63.00 (57.43); 1550-
1780 (1655) 57.50-63.50 (60.01);
1550-1705 (1628) 66.00-67.50
(66.79) High Dressing.
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 200-240 (209)
127.50-165.00 (140.68); 250-290
(266) 110.00-120.00 (113.23); 300-
340 (310) 104.00-110.00 (105.72);
350-360 (355) 104.00-107.00
(105.48); 400-420 (408) 94.00-
101.00 (97.59); 460-480 (470)
91.00-96.00 (93.55); 600-630 (615)
86.00-87.00 (86.49).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 200-220 (206)
105.00-122.00 (117.12); 250-290
(268) 100.00-108.00 (104.79); 300-
330 (321) 95.00-102.00 (97.60);
350-380 (362) 90.00-100.00
(95.40); 400-430 (410) 83.00-90.00
(88.00); 450-490 (472) 80,00-89.00
(83.88); 500-515 (504) 79.00-87:00
(83.88); 550-590 (582) 76.00-86.00
(79.71); 600-640 (623) 76.00-84.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-215 (207) 101.00-116.00
(109.76); 250-290 (266) 93.00-
101.00 (96.56); 305-325 (315)
92.00-95.00 (93.31); 350-390 (371)
88.00-94.00 (90.52); 405-440 (421)
86.00-93.00 (88.52); 450-480 (464)
84.00-92.00 (86.73); 550-590 (564)
79.00-83.00 (80.19).
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
2-3: 215-240 (228) 91.00-99.00
(94.85); 270-285 (278) 80.00-90.00
(83.65); 300-335 (312) 78.00-90.00
(84.79); 350-390 (366) 81.00-87.00
(85.25); 400-435 (421) 80.00-85.00
(82.72); 450-465 (454) 76.00-81.00
(79.47); 505-540 (517) 72.00-80.00
(76,51); 550-570 (564) 70.00-77.00
(74.79); 650-655 (652) 72.00-75.00
Bred Cows Medium and Large
1-2: 850-1100 (958) 58.00-75.00
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large
1-2: 850-1150 (965) 510.00-940.00

Receipts at the North Florida Live-
stock Market in Bartow on Monday,
.June 22, 2009, were: this week .247,
last week 464 and last year 391.
Compared to last week: Slaughter
cows and bulls mostly steady. Feed-
er steers and heifers mostly steady.
Quality was mostly average. Supply
light with moderate demand. Slaugh-
ter cows and bulls 16 percent, feeder
steers and heifers under 600 pounds
79 percent, (39 percent steers and 40
percent heifers), replacement cattle 5
Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 per-
cent: 900-1050 (991) 43.00-48.00
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 per-
cent: 850-1175 (928) 41.00-44.00
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1: 1050-1490
(1259) 52.00-57.00 (55.03).

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 1-2: 205-235 (222)
125.00-150.00 (132.82); 250-290'
(266) 110.00-116.00 (113.64); .300-
340 (322) 106.00-116.00 (111.57);
350-380 (367) 102.00-112.00
(107.31); 415-435 (424) 101.00-
108.00 (105.02); 460-485 (472)
98.00-104.00 (102.02); 505-540
(521) 92.00-102.00 (96.38).
Feeder Steers and Bulls Medi-
um and Large 2-3: 205-225 (217)
110.00-118.00 (114.46); 275-290
(281) 96.00-106.00 (99.57); 300-335
(319) 94.00-104.00 (97.61); 360-370
(362) 92.00-98.00 (93.99); 405-425
(415) 90.00-95.00 (92.31); 450-475
(462) 82.00-88.00 (85.03); 520-540
(533) 80.00-88.00 (85.30); 550-590
(574) 78.00-86.00 (81.67)..
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large
1-2: 200-230 (221) 102.00-114.00

The intermediate livestock judging Thomton.
team consisting of Morgan Martin, Outstanding intermediate girl
Sabrina Brown, Dawn Cameron, and award was presented to Kailey Roux.
Corey Trail placed 2nd. . In the intermediate division, Bailey
In the handicraft division, Colby Roux received Outstanding Inter-
Trail received an award for his wood mediate Boy, along with Colby Trail
project, a gun rack. receiving Outstanding Intermediate
The club ended a very successful Boy Runner Up Award.
year with an annual awards banquet In the Sr. division, Tray Roux re-
on June 7. All cloverbud members ceived the Outstanding Sr. Award,
were recognized for their success and and Chad Trail received the Out-
participation this year with an "Out- standing Sr. Runner Up Award.
standing Cloverbud Trophy." Con- A special thank you to all in the
gratulations to Kaylee Douglas, Rhett community who have supported our
Rankin. Faith Rankin, Matthew Mar- club through our community service
tin, Wyatt Thornton, Kelly Thornton projects and fundraisers. Congratu-
and Kalin Siegel for an outstanding lations to Mr. Wes Taylor of Alachua
year. that won our recent donation/drawing
Regular 4-H members were award- for the sportsman package.
ed with trophies of participation. A special thank you to the parents
Other awards consisted of Out- of Santa Fe 4-H, for without you these
standing Jr. Girl Award being pre- successes would not be possible.
sented to Morgan Martin. Jr. Girl
Runner Up award was presented to
Sabrina Brown. Outstanding Jr. Boy Trenton Communi
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CASE NO.; 21-2009CA0071
a Florida Banking Corporation,
MAUD STEPHENS, who are known to
be dead,
Residence unknown
WILLIAMS, husband ad wife, if alive
and if dead,
John F. Williams
Route 2, White Acres
Farmersburg, Indiana
(Last known Residence)
Jean Williams
Route 2, White Acres
Farmersburg, Indiana
(Last known Residence)
that a Complaint to Quiet Title and for
Reformation of Legal Description, for
Adverse Possession and for Declaratory
Judgment on the following property in
Gilchrist County, Florida:'
Commencing at a point 580 feet West
of the Northeast Comer of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW
1/4 of NE 1/4) of Section 16 Township 10
South, Range 15 East, run South 148 feet,
thence West 297 feet, and thence run in a
Northeasterly direction along or parallel
with the County Road to. the Point of
Beginning. The same being South of said
County Road leading to Stock Market.
All lying and being in Gilchrist County,
LESS AND EXCEPT existing road
rights-of way.
more accurately described as follows:
Commencing at a point 580 feet West
of the Northeast Comer of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4
of NE 1 -'i of Section 16, Township 10
South. Range 15 East, "thence run South
62 feet to the Southern edge of the County
Road and the Point of Beginning"; thence
run South 148 feet, thence West 297 feet,
and thence runin a Northeasterly direction
along or parallel with the County Road to
the Point of Beginning. The same being
South of said County Road leading to
Stock Market. All lying and being in
Gilchrist County, Florida.
more accurately described and
surveyed as follows:
Commence at the NE comer of the
NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 16,
Township 10 South, Range 15 East for a
point of reference. Thence run along the
North line of said NW 1/4 of NE 1/4, N
88'35"22"W, 580.00 feet; thence run S
01022'12"W, 61.92 feet to the Southerly
edge of Tyler.Grade (a county maintained
road) and for the Point of Beginning;
thence continue S 01*22"12"W, 147.72
feet to the North line of that certain
parcel recorded in Clerk's Instrument No.
2003001188, public records of Gilchrist
County, 'Florida; thence run along the
North line of said described parcel, N
-86024'28" W, 277.23 feet to the Easterly
right of way line of NE Lancaster Avenue;
thence run along said right of way line, N
45057'18"E, 116.85 feet to the Southerly
edge of Tyler Grade;. thence run along
the Southerly edge of Tyler Grade the
following courses: N 70�46'55" E,
48.67 feet; N 75�00'55" E, 65.57 feet; N
79�30'21" E, 88.39 feet to the Point of
Beginning, all lying and being in Gilchrist
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
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Florida 32693, on or before thirty (30)
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32693, either before service on Plaintiff's,
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WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 3rd day of June, 2009.
By: Autumn Ellinger
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-1000
Pub, June 11, June 18, June 25 and July
2, 2009

FILE NO. 21-2009-CP-0014
The administration of the estate of
WLLIE W. MAULDIN, deceased, whose
date of death was January 24, 2009, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gilchrist County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 37, Trenton,
Florida 32693. The names and addresses
of the personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 25. 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Attorneys at Law
Florida Bar Number 172404
114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-2348
Personal Representatives:
3874 Talah Drive
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684
926 West Society Avenue
Albany, Georgia 31701
Pub. June 25, 2009 and July 2, 2009

FILE NO. 2009-CP-0018

The administration of the estate of
William Wilson Rush, deceased, whose
date of death was November 19, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, FL 32693. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below, /
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons- having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate haust file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3

The first publication of this notice is'
June 25. 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Ray E. Thomas, Jr. FLB# 0978205
P.O. Box 39
Bell, FL 32619
Telephone: (352) 463-0077
Fax: (352) 463-0090
Personal Representatives:
Sherry Rush Lindsey
P.O. Box 272
Bell, Florida 32619
Pub. June'25, July 2, 2009b.

FILE NO: 2009-CP-0018
The administration of the estate of
William Wilson Rush, deceased; is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, FL 32693, file number 21-
2009-CP-0018. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's Will and any
Codicils are Last. Will and Testament
dated May 25, 2004. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a
copy of the notice of administration is
served must file on or before the date
that is 3 months after the date of service
of a copy of the notice of administration
on the person afy objection that
challenges'the validity of the will (or
any codicil), the qualifications of the
personal representative, the venue, or
the jurisdiction of the court, or those
objections are forever barred.
Any persons entitled tb exempt
property under Section 732.402, Florida
Statutes, will be deemed to have waived
their rights to claim that property as
exempt property unless. a petition for
determination of exempt property is filed
by such persons or on their behalf on or
before the later of the date that is 4 months
after the date of service of a copy of the
notice of administration on such persons
or the date that is 40 days after the date of
termination of any proceeding involving
the construction, admission to probate, or
validity of the will or involving any other
matter affecting any part of the exempt
property. An election to take an elective
share must be filed on or before the earlier
of the date that is 6 months after the date
of service of a copy of the notice of
administration on the surviving spouse,
or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the
property of the surviving spouse, or the
date that is 2 years after the date of the
decedent's death.
Personal Representative:
Sherry Rush Lindsey
P.O. Box 282
Bell, Florida 32619
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Ray E. Thomas, Jr. FLB#0978205
Attorney for William Rush
P.O. Box 39
Bell, FL 32619
Phone 352-463-0077
Fax: 352-463-0090
Pub: June 25, July 2, 2009b

The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular Ses-
sion Mqnday, July 6, 2009, immediately
following the Planning and Zoning Board
Meeting, which follows the CRA Meeting
starting at 5:30 pm in the City of Trenton
Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd
Avenue, Trenton, FL. Items included on
the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Scheduled Guests
1. PBS&J - Final SR 26 Widening
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Staff Reports
1. Fire
2. Code Enforcement
3. Police
4. Public Works
F. Action Items
1. Senior Center - Connection Fee
2. Prime Stakes - Request for
Contract Extension
3. Park Pavilion Invitation' to
4. Ordinance 2007-09 CPA 07-3
Final Reading
5. Ordinance 2007-10 CPA 07-4
Final Reading
6. Ordinance 2007-11 CPA 07-5
Final Reading
7. Ordinance 2007-13 CPA 07-7
Final Reading
8. Ordinance 2007-14 CPA 07-8

Final Reading
9. Ordinance 2007-15 CPA 07-9,
Final Reading
10. Ordinance 2009-41 CPA 09-32
First Reading
G. Discussion Items
1. Speed Limit Studies
H. Board Member Request
1. City Attorney Report
J. City Manager Report
K. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager

The City of Trenton Community Re-
development Agency will meet Monday,
July 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm, at the City of
Trenton Community Center, 214 SE 3rd
Avenue, Trenton, FL. Items included on
the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B,. Action Items
1. NE 10th Street
2. Farmers' Market Manager Con-
tract Extension
C. Discussion Items
1. NW 1st Street Lift Station
D. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
PUBLISH: July 2, 2009

The City of Trenton Planning and
Zoning Board will meet on Monday,
July 6, 2009 immediately following the
CRA Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in
the City of Trenton Community Center
located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton,
FL. Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
B. Action items
1. PZ/LPA LDR 09-32 Rezoning
C. Adjourn
person 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
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Jered Ottenwess
City Manager
PUBLISH: July 2, 2009

Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, will hold a REGULAR MEET-
ING on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 1:30
p.m., in the Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting Facility, located at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The
following is a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (1:30 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. County Administrator
5. Attorney Report
6. Constitutional Officers
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain 4:30 p.m.
Road Department Report
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participation /
12. Adjourn
"Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decisions made
by the Commission with respect to any
matter considered at said hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that for such purpose, that per-
son may need to insure that a verbatim
record is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Margaret Ann Miller, warranty deed,
$10.00, on 6/23/2009.
Valerie Hall Manuel Trustee, Ver-
num Hodges; and Nancy Hodges to
Phyllis Dreger and Bruce Dreger,
Trustee's Deed, $5,011.00, Lot 5
Block 12 Suwannee River Estates
South, on 6/23/2009.
Lori A. Ennis to David Anthony
Davis, warranty deed, $12,500.00,
Lot 20 Ira Beas Oasis Unit 2, on
Robert Thompson to Larry Col-
lins and Brenda. Collins, quit claim
deed, $50,000.00, Lot 12 SPJ, on
Household Finance Corporation,
IW, to Susan A. Frazier, Ronald R.
Frad er, Henry .lXcigueg,,an4d_ cis-
sa Rodriguez, 'special warranty'deed,
$49,500.00, on 6/24/2009.
Chase Home Finance LLC, Tracy
R. Seitz a/k/a Tracy Seitz, Paul E. Ly-
ons, Jr. a/k/a Paul Lyons, Jr., Gilchrist
County, and Joe Gilliam Gilchrist
County Clerk of Circuit Court to
Homesales Inc., certificate of title,
$10.00, Lots 1 and Block 3 Wade
and Bell Addition, on 6/24/2009.
21st Mortgage Corporation, Joesph
W, Gilliam Clerk of Circuit Court,
and Rufus Dake Boyd to 21st Mort-
gage Corporation, certificate of title,
$10.00, on 6/25/2009.
Lalouise St Louis to Dauphine St
Louis and Dieudonne St. Louis, quit
claim deed, $10.00, Lots 2 and 3 Gar-
ner Hart, on 6/26/2009.
Trevor Davis to Ronald St. John
and Marcia St. John, general war-
ranty deed, $109,000.00, Lots-1, 2,4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 Quail Run, on
Trevor Davis to Helen L. St. John,
general warranty deed, $145,000.00,
Lot 11 Quail Run, on 6/26/2009.
Drummond Community Bank to
KevinBenson and Casey Benson, cor-
porate warranty deed, $184,700.00,
Lot 4 Block 15 Replat of Piedmont
Co. Subdivision, on 6/26/12009.

FGilchrist 4




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Pub.: July 2, 2009

CASE NO. 2009-CA-0049
a Florida banking corporation,
single person; SHERRY VARANO
STEADMAN, a single person; and THE
JOSEPH GILLIAM, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in
and for GILCHRIST County, Florida,
pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment
in Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, will sell at public sale the
following described property situate in
GILCHRIST County, Florida, to wit:
according to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 4, Pages 31-33 public
records of Gilchrist County, Florida.
Said sale shall be made to the highest
and best bidder for cash pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause and will be held.on
the Courthouse steps of the GILCHRIST
County Courthouse in Trenton, FLorida,
on the 27th day of July, 2009, commencing
at the hour of 11:00 a.m.
All interested parties shall be governed
accordingly by this Notice.
DATED this 24th day of June, 2009.

Vera D. Lindsey to Vera D. Lind-
sey Trustee and Vera D. Lindsey
Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, on
6/17/2009 '
Leland Jackson Kitts a/k/a Lelan
Jackson Kitts to Leland Jackson Kitts
a/k/a Lelan Jackson Kitts and Verla
Kitts Barr, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lot 15 Block 14 Suwannee River Es-
tates North, on 6/17/2009.
Capital City Bank to Daniel
Mazaika and George E. Ries, spe-
cial warranty deed, $29,500.00, Lot
3 Block 29 Trenton Original Survey,
on 6/17/2009.
David E. Roberts and Wanda L.
Roberts to Amye Francis, warranty
deed, $69,900.00, Tract 17 Rolling
Oaks, on 6/17/2009.
Joseph W. Gilliam, Gilchrist Coun-
ty Clerk of Court, and Stephen A.
Jones to Phillip E. Cooper and Kath-
leen B. Cooper, amended certificate
of title, $0, on 6/18/2009.
Gregory A. Pletcher and Marilyn J.
Pletcher a/k/a Marilyn J. Plethcher to
Jerry S. Jolicoeur and Deadre A. Joli-
coeur, warranty deed, $85,000.00, on
Paul Kish and Diane Kish to Paul
Kish Co-Trustee, Diane Kish Co-
Trustee, and Kish Land Trust, deed
in trust, $10.00, Lot 6 Block 12 Su-
wannee River Springs Unit 1, on
Peter W. Giebeig to Elaine K. To-
lar, warranty deed, $150,000.00, Lot
27 Block B Replat of Two Rivers Es-
tates, on 6/19/2009.
Raymond Cruz to Phyllis Cruz, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 6/19/2009.
Carolyn Colson to Carolyn Colson
and Heather Smith, warranty deed,
$10.00,.Lots 38 and 39 Ayers Estates,
on 6/22/2009.
Maria Thomson to Matthew J. Da-
vison, quit claim deed, $15,000.00,
Lot 7 Riverview Estates Subdivision,
on 6/22/2009.
Patricia Leynes to Patricia Leynes
and Richard Leynes, corrective quit
claim deed, on 6/22/2009.
Marilyn K. Willingham and Wil-
liam E. Willingham to Thomas W.
Willingham, Marilyn K. Willingham,
and William E. Willingham, warranty
deed, $10.00, on 6/23/2009.
Mevree Carlisle to Harold
Pope, quit claim deed, $10.00, on
Marilyn Miller Dutton, Marga-
ret Ann Miller, and the Doris Miller
Estate to Marilyn Miller Dutton and

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Clerk of the Court
By: Autumn Ellinger
Deputy Clerk
Pub: July 2, 9, 2009b

Gilchrist County School Board will con-
duct a meeting on Tuesday, July 7,2009 at
10:00 A.M. in Building 14, Board Room
14-002 located at 310 NW 11lth Avenue,
Trenton, Florida.
Following is the agenda:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Citizen Input/Delegations
4. Operations
5. Elementary/Secondary Education
6. Personnel
7. Unfinished Business
8. Workshops
9. Student Services
10. Removal of Items from Consent
11. Consent Agenda
12. Reports
13. Executive Session
NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons requir-
ing an interpreter or special accommoda-
tions to enable them to participate in this
meeting are requested to notify the Office
of the School Superintendent at 352-463-
3200 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior
to the scheduled meeting date so provi-
sions can be made.
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting, he
will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Don Thomas
' Superintendent of Schools
Pub. July 2,2009




Donations needed for yard sales and
auctions. Proceeds for spay/neuter, vac-
cinations and medical assistance for
low-incotne families. We have storage
facilities but not a thrift store. 4-Pets
Sake PO Box 1014 Bell 32619 386-935-
0975 or 866 727 2972 email fourpets-

Flea Market

GRAND OPENING: Flea Market Ven-
dors Needed. Opening July 11, 8am-3pm.
No Alcohol - No Guns or Ammo Sold!
Call Barbara or Wayne, (352) 463-6656.
4200 North US-129 (next to FFA Arena)
Blood Mobile will be there.

Yard Sale

north of Walmart on Hwy-19, next to Ro-
mac Lumber. Wed-Sun 9am-2pm, rain or
shine. Two 2-seater go karts (1 adult-size,
1 kid-size). Two Snapper riding mowers
(1 is 42" cut). Two chainsaws. 2-hp side-
walk edger. Some power and hand tools,
table saw, too much else to list.

LOst t& Found

LOST DOG: Black and tan female
dachshund, 6 years old, missing from
Trenton area, June 22. 463-7525, 535-
5789, or 221-0414. $100 Reward.

LOST CAMERA: At bell playground/
park or around that area, Wednesday
evening, June 24, a Kodak digital camera
in a black case. Several important
pictures are on the memory cards in the
case. Please, if you found the camera call
214-4807. Thank you!

FOUND DOGS- 2- cocker spaniels
found. Please call Lindsay Smith at 352-
538-7280 to identify.

Taking orders now. 251b large ripes,
251b medium firm, $13. Call your
order by July 16, you must pick up
3-6 pm on Saturday, July 18. Call
second order by July 30, you must
up, from 3-6 pm on Saturday, Augu
Call Jerry or Lela @ 352-356-180
352-498-5892. Cross City, FL.

CL SED HelpWanted

IES: Teacher Aide - Anticipated Vacancy
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Call Joanne Roberts, Avon Independent
Sales Representative, Bell, Florida at
352-463-7753, 352-221-0217 or email

POWER CHAIR: GoGo Elite Traveller.
Three wheel travel scooter, $600. 463-
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Steel Buildings, Recession Disc.
18x21 Reg $6,279 Now $4,186.
36x51 Reg $15,047 Now $10,031.
105x105 Reg $87,362 Now $58,241 +
. code adj.
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landscaping needs at Allen's Nursery,
Old Town. Hrs Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Phone
352-542-7284 or 356-0288.

2-MAN AUGER: Gasoline, Honda
engine, 8" & 12" drills. Good condition.
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Screened Porch * Fence a CH&A
Appliances * Carport
Many Shade Trees
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r, Robin, and Hon- diploma or equivalent. Associate of Arts
most mowers. degree or higher, at least 60 credit hours
Saw Shop from an accredited institution, or a pass-
904 ing score on an approved state test re-
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Temporary Teacher Aide, Pre-K - An-
TS - OLD TOWN, ticipated Vacancy District Wide - High
77-542-3432. Hwy- school diploma or equivalent. Associate
of Old Town. Mc- of Arts degree or higher, at least 60 credit
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n right. Many col- passing score on an approved state test
f marble & granite required. CDA or equivalent required.
ur inventory. Corn- Substitute Teachers - High School Di-
sist you in creating ploma or Equivalent. Contact the District
e life of your loved Office for an' application and more infor-
& Monday. Open: nation.
m-4pm & Saturday Bus Driver Trainees; Substitute Bus
for free after hours Drivers - High School Diploma. 40 hours
of in-service training will be provided for
'* tfnb,6-28 qualified applicants. Flexible training
ECTRIC: New in- hours. Part of the training prepares train-
rs, licensed. and in- ees for the driver portion of the Class B
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tions, contact the Transportation Depart-
tfnb, 11-25 ment at (352) 463-3230.
Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
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anted 1 our Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
nty Sheriff's Of- or higher with a current or former Florida
g applications for a teaching certificate in a core subject area.
ment Information Once approved, highly qualified substi-
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experience. Applica- .at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
p from the Gilchrist where there is a long-term absence in a
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New Listing-STILT FRAME-BUILT HOME, CLOSE TO THE RIVER: 2 BR/1 BA: Nicely-landscaped, wooded .93-acre tract, with attractive
bungalow located close to river boat ramp at Sun Springs. Has wood cathedral ceilings, buck stove, large sun room, fenced yard & more...$135,000.
New Listing--FRAME 'CRACKER' HOME, ON LANDSCAPED TRACT: 2 BR/1 BA: Well-kept 1970-built home, has been upgraded with new
central H/A system & metal roofing; with wood flooring, front & back porches, 2-wide car cover & more, on wooded.90-acre tract...$74,900.
NICE, BIG CB/S-BUILT HOME ON A 10-ACRE TRACT: 3 BR/3 BA: Spacious w/over 2700 inside sqft., large greatroom/dining area w/vaulted
ceilings, wide/open kitchen, two Main BR/BA suites, 400' +sqft. back porch & more, on a woody 10-acre tract at Rolling Oaks...$290,000.
Reduced (From $249,900)--QUALITY-BUILT HOME & PASTURE ACRES: 3 BR/2 BA: 2001 frame-built home, w/2-car det. garage, pole barn &
more, on 5 fenced acres at west end of Gilchrist (close to Otter/Hart/Sun springs). Also has vaulted ceilings, spacious Main BR/BA & more...$224,900.
WELL-BUILT HOME ON LANDSCAPED ACRE NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Spacious CB/Hardyboard-built home, located along paved CR-319
just South of town, among other well-kept homes. Has 2-car garage, large back screened porch w/Jacuzzi and lots more..$214,900.
Reduced (From $295,000)--SPACIOUS CB/S HOME NEAR TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Nicely built 2006 CB/Stucco-built home, with over 2,500 inside
sqft of comfort, along with 2-car detached garage, greatroom, tiled kitchen/dining area & more...Seller says to make an offer...$199,900.
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.
Reduced (From $129,900)--WELL-KEPT HOME IN SW TRENTON: "3 BR/1.5 BA: Nice, neat & clean. CB-built home in Trenton on landscaped
150x100 tract at west end of town. Has good-sized living room, full dining room/kitchen, 1-car carport & more--call our office for full details...$119,900.
NEW FRAME-BUILT IN TRENTON: 3 BR/2 BA: Well-built frame/hardyplank home--would be eligible for Gilchrist "SHIP" program...$99,999.
Reduced (From $114,900)--NICELY-KEPT W/OUTBLDGS: 2 BR/2 BA: Cozy frame-built home & fenced 2.01-acres near Old Town...$99,900.
Reduced (From $105,000)--COZY CB-BUILT HOME ON ONE ACRE: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat & clean, w/outbuilding, gazebo/BBQ & more...$98,900.
COMMERCIALLY-ZONED ACREAGE ALONG US-129: A 2.37-acre tract, with over 560' frontage along Main St. at north end of Bell. Property has
zoning to allow for business to be placed-a great opportunity available, call Jean for full information...$275,000.
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.
COMMERCIAL-ZONED BUILDING IN BELL: Frame-built structure, with over 1,400 inside retail sqft., with paved frontage & parking area along
US-129 in downtown Bell. Excellent income potential in growing community-call Jean for full details...$125,000.
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...$115,000.
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.
10 COUNTRY ACRES & SPACIOUS M/HOME ALONG US-129: 4 BR/2 BA: Beautiful rural acreage, with a nice mix of fenced pasture & large trpes
by the home-site, a large 26x76 Manufactured, with full living, dining & family rooms; property also has a 46x40 bam...$195,000.
LANDSCAPED M/HOME & ACRE, CLOSE TO RIVER IN DIXIE: 3 BR/2 BA: Btautifully-landscaped & fenced 1.05-acre property, w/nice mix of
palm & pine, azalea & wisteria, along paved road near Hinton Landing. Has pool, 2-car garage, outbuildings & nice DW M/Home...$129,900. .
Reduced (from $124,900)--CUSTOM M/HOME ON WOODED ACREAGE IN BELL: 2 BR/2 BA: 2005 24x44 M/Home in showroom condition &
split-plan format; also has new appliances. On a 5-acre tract, at end of cul-de-sac. Seller will consider Owner-finance options...$114,900.
FIVE BEDROOM M/HOME, ON LANDSCAPED TRACT NEAR OLD TOWN: 5 BR/3 BA: Spacious, well-kept 26x76 M/Home, on
fenced/underbrushed .59/acre tract at Suwannee Gardens S/D. Property has an 18'-round A/G pool, 2-vehicle car cover & outbldg...$99,900.
Reduced (From $119,900)--NEAT/CLEAN M/HOME ON 5-ACRES: 2 BR/2 BA: Roomy 2000 16x66 split-plan, w/landscaped acreage...$99,900.
5 ACRES & IMPROVED HOME NEAR FANNING: 4 BR/2 BA: 14x56 M/H & att. 24x24 frame extension, pasture acreage...Seller is
Reduced (From $84,900)--WELL-KEPT M/HOME, ON ONE-ACRE: 3 BR/2 BA: Neat/clean 27x56, between Trenton & Newberry...$79,500.
Reduced (From $39,900)--AT WACCASASSA: 2 BR/1 BA: Neat/clean 14x60 M/Home, new flooring & cabinets, fenced .70/acre tract..$34,900.
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.
5.5 WOODED ACRES & IMPROVEMENTS IN EAST GILCHRIST: Nicely-secluded, private wooded acreage, with an 'as is' M/Home, well, septic
& power-ready for an upgrade, or for a new built or manufactured home-site...Priced to Sell...$77,900.
5-ACRE TRACTS AVAILABLE: A number of tracts available in our area, mix of wooded & pasture...starting from $69,900.
REDUCED (From $59,900) 5 ACRES--AT DEED-RESTRICTED S/D: Nice pasture/fenced tract at Meadow Wood Trails near Trenton...$57,900.
2.5-ACRE TRACT & "AS IS" IMPROVEMENTS NEAR BELL: Wooded 2.5 acre tract just North of Bell, has well/septic/frame building...$31,500.
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...lots and 1/2-acre tracts, for Waccasassa, Silver Oaks S/D, starting from $2,999 and a number of one-acre tracts, for Trenton, Bell, Old Town,
starting from $3,750.
--We have two rental home properties, a 3BR/3BA brick home in Trenton, and a 2BR/1BA on 5 acres...both at $750.00 per month (call for details)
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 Trokq (cell #) Jim Troke (cell #) Jean & Jim (home #) Paul Troke (cell #)
(352) 493-3539 (352) 493-5237 (386) 935-3357 (352) 221-2999

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2006,.3BR/2BA home on .50 acre.
Features 1,598 sq ft., 2 car attached
garage, fully landscaped, stainless steel
appliances, concrete driveway and much

Very \\ell mainained 2.1 \\ MIH i , I
Trenton City limits. Features open
floor plan, island kitchen, fenced yard
& close to all amenities.

(2) Nice 1 acre parcels located in the
Executive Homes Subdivision. The lots
have been mostly cleared w/some planted
pines as a boundary border. Can be bought
separately or together. � .

2 mil. 1BR 21A DWMH ..n I" 5' ikres.
Features 1,296 sq ft, already fenced for
livestock and a smaller one for pets or
children and several outbuildings for work or
storage. Additional acreage available as well.

n paved 5 ACRES - TRENTON: Beautifully
depend- wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $59,900, only
tfnb,7-2 $616/mo. (352) 215-1018.

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1 ACRE - BELL AREA: Beautifully
wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $24,900, $256/mo.
(352) 215-1018.

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last & $4uu For Sale 10 acres planted pines be-
se. $40 App. tween Trenton and Bell. Purchase price
eve at (352) $69,900.00. Owner financing available
with $1,500.00 down. Call (352)463-
2tb,7-2-7-9 1194.

2BR/1BA SWMH city lot in Trenton,
$500 per month, first, last & $250 secu-
rity. One Year Lease. $40 App Fee. Non-
refundable. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
2BR/2BA SWMH in Bronson, $575 per
month, first, last & $275 security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-Refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/2BA DWMHI in Bronson, Ready
Aug. 1, $675 per month, first, last & $350
security. One Year Lease. $40 App. Fee.
Non-refundable. Call Steve at (352) 213-


Beautiful homesite, $79,900. 352-222-
5163. Owner/Broker.
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CHIEFLAND: New site-built 4 BR/2
BA, one acre, paved road, great location.
$129,500 pre-construction price. Call
352-949-3785. for more details.

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

Beautiful 10 lots in Quail Run
Subdivision. The lots were already
_ cleared and ready for a new home.

1980 Completely renovated 3/2
home w/ new flooring, bathroom
fixtures, kitchen cabinets &
appliances. Call Jack Schofill,

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3BR/2BA DWMH on 4 acres, Horse
ready. Between Trenton and Newberry.
$950 per month, first & security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/1BA DWMH on 10 acres in Bell.
$650 per month. First, last & $325 secu-
rity. $40 App. Fee. Non-refundable. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee. Non-refund-
able. Call Steve at (352) 213-1076
3BR/2BA SWMH in Bronson. $525 per
month. First, last & $275 security. $40
App.'Fee. Non-refundable. Call Steve at
(352) 213-1076
DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA in Chiefland, $600
per month, first and $600 security. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable. Call Steve at
(352) 213-1076
QUADROPLEX in Chiefland, 2BR/
1BA, $600 per month, first & $600 secu-
rity. $40 App. Fee. Non-refundable. Call
Steve at (352) 213-1076
2/1 in Duplex Trenton City Limits. $500
per month. 1st 8& last plus deposit. Brad
Smith @ 352-221-5256.

Real Estate

GREAT NEW HOME for an incredible
price, 3 bed 2 bath on city water/sewer in
redeveloping neighborhood with paved
road, close to downtown Trenton. Pres-
, ently rented for $725 month. $99,000.00
Call Jim at 352-215-3266 for more infor-
mation. Cole Development and Realty,

frame house w/central heat/air. Glassed
in front porch, screened back porch. Out-
side cookhouse, cement pad 4-run dog
pen. Nice neighborhood. 4151 NW 153
Ct. Ph. 352-339-1053.

fenced yard,- Trenton, reduced, $35,000.
Driftwood Realty, 463-7919.

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Gilchrist County Most Wanted

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Disorderly Conduct and VOP/Re- Possession Drug Paraphernalia and
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Please call the CrimeStoppers hotline at 352-463-STOP (7867) with any
mous and may be eligible for a small reward of up to $1,000.

SRWMD Governing
Board Meeting
On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet
at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquarters,
Hwy. 49 and U.S. 90 East, Live Oak,
Florida. The meeting is to consider
District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters. A workshop will
follow the Governing Board meet-
All meetings, workshops, and hear-
ings are open to the public.

Haven Hospice honors
Chiefland area
volunteers for
dedicated service
Haven Hospice recognized out-
standing volunteers in the Chiefland
area during a luncheon on April 30 at
Deke's Steakhouse. At the luncheon,
themed "Haven Volunteers have
shined since 1979," the volunteers
received praise for their time and
dedicated service to Haven Hospice
as a part of Volunteer Appreciation
Month. Volunteers in other areas were
recognized at separate luncheons in
.The Administrative Volunteer Ser-
vice Award, given to a volunteer who
assists Haven Hospice staff in an

administrative role, doing anything
from handling paperwork to greet-
ing visitors, was presented to Peggy
Booth. Booth volunteers in the medi-
cal records department and takes on
any task and is diligent in checking
for duplication, triplication and even
The recipient of the Community
Outreach-Special Projects Volunteer
Service award went to Harry Cole-
man. Coleman not only reaches out
into the community on a one-to-one
basis but he is very instrumental
in one of the fundraisers in the Tri-
County area. This generous volun-
teer has never met a stranger, and is
Haven Hospice's biggest advocate in
the Chiefland area.
Glenda Womble was the recipient
of the Patient/Family Volunteer Ser-
vice Award. Womble exemplifies the
highest volunteer qualities - showing
compassion and caring to Haven's
patients and families in their homes.
Exhibiting an outstanding level of
patience, care and companionship,
she practices mindful presence when
needed and is a very important re-
source for the patient and family.
The recipient of the Care Center
Volunteer Service Award was Elke
Roach. She spends much of her spare
time on weekends sitting with pa-
tients in the Care Center. She works
several jobs throughout the year, but
always has that caring spirit to spend
time with the Care Center patients.
The Merkel Family - Bill, Terry,

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Joshua and Elijah received the Dr.
Raymond Fitzpatrick Outstanding
Volunteer of the Year Award. They
volunteer in the Care Center doing
anything and everything that needs
being done. Not only do they volun-
teer there, they are always ready to
assist with community outreach and
fundraising - such as parking cars at
Fall at the Lodge or working a dis-
play booth at a fair.
Each volunteer plays an integral
role in the daily operations of Haven
Hospice. Volunteers of all ages dedi-
cate their time across 18 counties,
including Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy.
Haven Hospice appreciates the dedi-
cation and hard work of every volun-

Fox bites Lake City
A fox bit a Lake City resident last
Wednesday on the Lake City Com-
munity College campus. Richard
McGlew, 42, was sitting on a bench
on campus near Building 9 when the
fox came up behind him and grabbed
his pant leg, according to Capt. Roy
Brown, area supervisor at the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Lake City office.
"He attempted to dislodge the fox


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the man's pant leg and bit his hand.
The fox wouldn't let go," Brown
Another student came to McGlew's
aid and attempted to help dislodge
the fox. The student got McGlew's
pocketknife and cut the fox's throat.
The animal released McGlew and ran
into the bushes.
"Columbia County Sheriff's Depu-
ty Brian Rix was able to track the fox
about 100 yards into the brush where
he found the fox's body. The sheriff's"
office called the FWC, and I went out
to retrieve the fox," Brown said.
Brown took the fox to the Lake
City Animal Shelter where it will be
held until the county health depart-
ment can pick it up for testing.
"The animal will be tested for ra-
bies," Brown said.
The FWC and county health de-
partment officials are looking for the
student who came to McGlew's res-
"We need to.find out who the Good
Samaritan was who helped. We don't
know if he was bitten or scratched. If
the fox tests positive for rabies, the
man who assisted Mr. McGlew will
also need treatment," Brown said.
Anyone with information about
the student may call the FWC's-Lake
City office at 386-758-0525 and ask
for Capt. Roy Brown or Karen Park-

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Tucker McDaniel and Brittany McDaniel are shown waiting to butch-
er their hogs.

Gilchrist 4-H'ers excel at UF's

Hog 'N' Ham program

The University of Florida's meat place on Thursday, June 25 and Fri-
unit students and professors waited day, June 26. Brittany McDaniel of
eagerly Thursday morning as 4-H'ers Gilchrist County 4-H took 1st place
from all over the state came in to with her hog carcass, and Tucker
unload their project hogs. 13 Flor- McDaniel placed 4th with his hog's
ida 4-H'ers who had purchased and carcass. On July 31, Brittany and
raised hogs for 3 months gathered Tucker will return to UF along with
at UF to spend two days learning the other Hog'N'Ham participants to
how to butcher,. harvest, and process give their demonstrations. Gilchrist
hogs. The 4-H'ers also learned how County's youth are continuing to
to collect a boar hog, do "baby pig shine through both competition and
processing," and how to heat check life skills learned in 4-H. The only
female pigs while on a trip to the question now is how will Gilchrist
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Kids at Bell Library learn about Florida's snakes

The Bell Library requested a
speaker from the Gilchrist Soil and
Water Conservation to give a talk
on Florida Snakes on Tuesday, June
23. The speaker brought along a
few friends...... one in particular
gave his life for education you might
say. What could that have been, you
are asking? The youth did not see a
mounted rattlesnake that was clev-
erly placed next to a flower pot in the
library, where the youth were passing
by, and some even walked closer to
look at some books, all the while nev-
er looking down. The reason for this
placement was to call to the attention
of everyone, that a venomous snake
can be very close and never make
a sound. The youth were amazed at
the fact they never saw the snake and
they were all around it for about 15
minutes before the snake was pointed
out to them. The adultswere very im-
pressed that they too did not notice
a snake that close to everyone. (The
snake was shown to the librarians so
they were aware that this was NOT a
live rattlesnake)
The youth were asked about how
many snakes lively in Florida? Some
replied with 100's, 60, 30......actu-
ally there are about 44-45 snakes in
Florida. The youth were then asked
how many of these were venomous.
Again, the response was over- whelm-
ing, as some replied, all of them.
To their amazement, they learned

Florida has only 6 known venomous
snakes. Can you, the reader, name
them? The six venomous snakes in
Florida are: Eastern Diamondback
rattler, pigmy rattler, canebrake rat-
tler, copperhead, cottonmouth water
moccasin and coral snake. The next
question asked was what type venom
do these snakes produce? There are
two types of venom; one is a hemo-
toxin which affects the red blood
cells, and the other is. neurotoxin
which, affects the nervous system.
Of these 6 venomous snakes, which
one produces the neurotoxin venom?
If you answered a Coral Snake, you
are correct. A myth about this snake
is that many seem to think this snake
can only bite you in a soft area, such
as between your fingers, toes, etc....
and many think this snake will not
strike and bite. This snake will strike
a person the same as any other snake
when threatened. This includes being
cornered or picked up. Though their
fangs are in the rear of their mouth,
don't underestimate, when they bite
they are chewing and injecting ven-
om. Another question was asked,
what is the difference between poi-
son and venom? There are people
who will tell you a snake is poison-
ous....wrong! Poison is ingested and
venom is injected. A snake injects
venom; the only way you could pos-
sibly think you have been poisoned
by a snake is if you were to cut and

suck a venomous snake bite and have
an infection in your mouth, then you
could maybe say you were poisoned.
But think about this, you ingested the
venom; the snake did not inject you
through his needle like fangs.
The youth were able to look at a
venomous snake's pupil. There is a
difference; do you know what it is? A
venomous snake's pupil is elliptical,
much like that of a cat. A non-venom-
ous snake's pupil is round, like ours
with the exception of the venomous
coral snake, who has a round pupil.
There was also a replica of a cotton-
mouth water moccasin and a rubber
coral snake. The youth learned that
a water moccasin is very aggressive
and will not necessarily run from
danger. They are territorial and will
defend their area. Most other snakes
if left alone will leave the area when
you walk into it, but the water moc-
casin will not always leave.
The youth learned that not all ven-
omous snakes inject venom when
they bite; they usually are 'giving a
warning and the bite is what is called
a dry bite. 40% of venomous snake
bites worldwide receive NO VEN-
OM! You have up to 12 hours to seek
medical help. Regardless, should one
get bitten by a snake, seek medical
help as soon as possible.
The youth learned not to CUT and

Children attending Bell Library's summer youth program recently learned about Florida's snakes.

stay calm, treat for shock; seek medi-
cal assistance as soon as possible.
There is a very well-known gentle-
man, named Maynard Cox who lives
here in Florida. He will tell you if
you are bitten in one of the four main
truck lines in your body with a high
dose of venom, you will more than
likely be dead in less than 10 min-
utes. Don't wait; go immediately to
the hospital.
The youth were also told that all
snakes have a purpose and are ben-
eficial to our world. We should never
kill a snake just because it is a snake.
They take care of the sick, injured
or old animals that they are capable
of eating. They are important to our
planet and beneficial to everyone.
Understanding their purpose benefits
The youth enjoyed this experience
and hopefully a better understanding
of our Florida snakes.

Trenton Tea Party
Group to attend
patriot event
Members of the Trenton Tea Party
Group will be attending "The Cling-
ing to Religion & Guns Since 1776
Event" on July 3 at the Gainesville
Target Range.
The Alachua County Tea Party Co-
alition will host the event, which will
begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9:30
p.m. The Gainesville Target Range is
located at 1610 NW 65th Range in
"We feel that a greater attendance
at a regional event would be more
impressive to our elected officials,"
said Ken Palm, a local Republican.
"Please come join us and buy a tee
shirt to support the cause."
According to Palm, there will be
some great events, activities, and a
family friendly carnival-like atmo-
sphere to celebrate the United States
and the Bill of Rights.
Activities being planned include a
demonstration of what is and isn't an
assault weapon based upon the gov-
ernment's criteria.
There will be free target shooting
with 22's as well as information on
gun and sportsman safety. Kids' ac-
tivities will be provided as well.
Alachua County Fair Tax and other
organizations will have booths set up.
David's BBQ will be preparing some
great BBQ.
Event sponsors include Ron She-
ma and the Gainesville Target Range,
Pickett Weaponry of Newberry and
David's Real Pit BBQ.

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Four local youth were chosen for summer employment for Youth Conser-
vation Corps. From left to right are Tevin Mills, Vance Renaud, Miranda
Haire, Cassie Manz, and Jason Coates.

Local youth find summer

employment at Refuge

Summer employment opportunities
for Youth Conservation Corps were
announced in several local newspa-
pers. During Career Fairs offered by
area schools, a sign was posted at the
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife
Refuge (NWR) booth: "We hire four
Youth Conservation Corps for eight
weeks in the summer. Have you ap-
plied?" There were 18 applicants;
only four are randomly chosen.
Miranda Haire (Cedar Key School),
Cassie Manz (Trenton High), Tevin
Mills and Vance Renaud (both of
Chiefland High) didn't miss the op-
portunity to participate in the Youth
Conservation Corps 2009. They
will assist each discipline of the Ref-
uge (Forestry, Fire, Visitor Services,
Maintenance, and Law Enforcement),
and learn about other Refuges by tak-
ing a field trip to Crystal River and
Chassahowitzka Refuges. Each will
serve as Lead YCC for a two week
period helping gather equipment for
projects and recording the day's ac-
complishments. This broad exposure
to the many facets of Refuge opera-
tions will be advantageous in a year
or two.while job hunting and choos-
ing a career.
Staff members team up with the
Youth Conservation Corps, so the
students can learn not only the jobs
performed, but the required educa-
tion, career paths, and; anecdotal ex-
perience from employees. Today they
paint a building, tomorrow they help
photo-document the condition of pre-
scribed fire transects being studied,
next week they pull non-native inva-
sive plants.
Miranda Haire says, "I like work-
ing at and learning about the way
things are run at the Refuge. I may,
in the future try to work at a wild-
life refuge." Her Cedar Key School
teachers are particularly proud their
student is one of the four randomly
Cassie Manz feels at home at the
Lower Suwannee NWR. "I love the
Refuge! The people are awesome
and so nice. I've had a blast working

here," she said flashirig a big smile.
In the coming weeks, all four of
the Youth Conservation Corps will
serve as day camp counselors for
youngsters taking advantage of the
Kids with Cameras Day Camp and
the Discover Shell Mound Day. Not
many high school students gain such
a wide variety of experience in only
eight weeks. What a great job refer-
ence to claim for their future employ-
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, protect-
ing and enhancing fish, wildlife
and plants and their habitats for the
continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the
95-million-acre, National Wildlife
Refuge System, which encompasses
547 national wildlife refuges, thou-
sands of small wetlands and other
special management areas. It also
oversees the Federal Assistance pro-
gram, which distributes hundreds of
millions of dollars in excise taxes
on fishing and hunting equipment to
state fish and wildlife agencies.

Nominations sought
for USDA Farm
Service Agency
committee members
The USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) in Florida is' now accepting
nominations for those wanting to
serve on local FSA county commit-
'Nominations will be accepted
up until August 3. Elections will be
held this fall. To be eligible to serve
on an FSA county committee, a per-
son must participate or cooperate in
a program administered by FSA, be
eligible to vote in a county commit-
tee election and reside in the local ad-
ministrative area in which the person
is a candidate.
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Branford Health &' Wellness, soon to be an affiliate of Palms Medical
Group, Will Be Having A Pap Smear Clinic Beginning At 1:00 pm Until
4:00 pm On Thursday, JULY 16, 2009, at our Branford location.
No Appointment Necessary.
This Service Will Be Provided To All Women With A Charge Of Only $5.00.
This $5.00 Fee Includes The Office Visit And The Laboratory Billing.
If You Need More Information
Please Contact Our Office At (386) 935-3090
103 US-27 SW, Branford, Florida 32008

Tri-County Irrigation, Inc.

10022 Hwy. 129 South

Live Oak, Fl. 32060

(386) 362-6066

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