Gilchrist County journal
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: December 30, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
Coordinates: 29.615 x -82.817778 ( Place of Publication )
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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Happy New Year




Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 80 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,
Vol. 80 No. 32 whon gilchriste al.nt Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 30, 2010 Price 50 Of FlrDiie & Levy Count Aes therreas Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State

Taxpayers not responsible for Arkansas dogs
By Carrie A. Mizell they arrived in Gilchrist County on if local tax dollars.were being spent "We knew that the outcome for mal Servies, volunteers from Ani- room to house the six dogs. Accord
News that six dogs from Arkansas December 16, but were removed over to house the animals, these dogs would be adoption re- mal Rescue Friends (ARF) fed the ing to Rippy, the facility has 48 do
would be housed in Gilchrist County the weekend. According to Tanya Rippy, coor- gardless of time," Rippy explained, animals each afternoon and took the cages and only three dogs are resid
Animal Services'newfacility brought While some local residents were dinator of Gilchrist County Animal "Because the animals were being dogs on walks. ing there currently.
both acclaim and criticism from local overjoyed to hear that Gilchrist Coun- Services, the animals have been fostered and not here as strays, time "All of the food and wormer given "We had plenty of room for th
residents. ty had taken on the dogs after they medically treated and only required a isn't an issue." to the dogs was provided by ARF," animals," Rippy said.
Ariel, Jewl, Muffin, Rock Star, were removed from overcrowded and follow up worming and constant care While Rippy said she fed the ani- Rippy said. At press time, Rippy said she knem
Sammy and Zena had been staying unsanitary conditions near Hector, when they arrived at the Animal Ser- mals every morning that they spent Gilchrist County Animal Services' that one of the six dogs had already
at the Animal Services' facility since Arkansas, other residents questioned vices' facility, in the care of Gilchrist County Ani- new facility had more that enough been adopted.




Trenton's old gym is now located at Trenton Elementary School.

Trenton's old gym to

receive $350,000

in preservation funds
By Carrie A. Mizell the old gym to be brought up to fire
After ntunerous trips to Washing- code with the installation of sprin-
ton to rally for Trenton's beloved old klers. The gym will also be brought
gym, supporters can rejoice in the up to handicap accessible standards.
news that the restoration project has A heating and air conditioning unit
been approved for a $350,000 his- and steps in an out of the building
toric preservation grant. will also need to be installed,-along
Efforts to refurbish the old gym with fixing the roofing issues.
began in earnest in 2003-2004 when The original Trenton school gym
the Gilchrist County School Board was constructed in 1939 by the Works
received their first historical preser- Progress Administration and opened
vation grant for the old gym in the just in time for the 1940 basketball
amount $50,000, which helped fund season. The gym has since been used
the gym relocation effort. The first by school children ages 5 to 18 for
grant also opened the door for the basketball, physical education class-
school district to apply for a special es and school dances.
categories grant of up to $350,000, The school district hopes to revital-
which has been applied for every ize the gym and once again open it
year since. Unfortunately, the project up to school children, as well as the
has been turned down multiple times community at Trenton Elementary
by the State of Florida's Division of School, which has no gym.
Historical Resources. "It would give us a facility to use
In February 2008, the project took for physical education during inclem-
on an emergency aspect after David ent weather," Deen said.
Spencer, director of operations for Over the years, Trenton Elemen-
the Gilchrist County School District, tary School has held a number of
noted tht the roof was sagging on the fundraisers to support the old gym
building and called in a structural en- restoration including selling com-
gineer to evaluate the old gym. memorative paving bricks, which
After looking over the building, raised over $10,000 for the old gym
Gregory Wayland of Wayland Struc- project. Once placed, the bricks will
tural Engineering, deemed the sag- form a walkway and surround a foun-
ging roof an after-effect of moving tain that will replicate an old fountain
the building to Trenton Elementary that once stood in front of the gym at
School from its original location at its original location.
Trenton High School in 2004-2005. "This is a dream that I, along with
Wayland deemed the gym unsafe many others, have had for a decade,"
for occupancy, which made volun- Deen said. "My happiness, first of all,
teers rallying for the old gym refur- is in the fact that Trenton Elementary
bishment to continue their efforts School will finally have an indoor PE
more urgently. facility that will enable us to keep
According to old gym advocate our students inside during inclement
Riley Deen, who is also principal of weather. We will also have a facility
Trenton Elementary School, the his- to offer for Suwannee Valley League
toric preservation grant will allow for practices and games, not to mention



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other community affairs. The big-
.gest beneficiaries, though, are our
children. This is a community icon
that has provided fond memories for
many of our citizens and now will
be in the "fond memory" business
According to Deen, funds from the
historic preservation grant will not be
available until July 1, 2011.

Character Council

will hold kick-off

breakfast for 2011
The Gilchrist County Character
Council's annual Kick-off Breakfast
will be held at the Bell Community
Center on Tuesday, January 4 at 7
This is a complimentary breakfast,
but reservations are required.
Anyone who wishes to attend
should call Geneva Cornwell at 463-
8663 or e-mail vscornwell@dish- to make reservations.

Water supply in jeopardy

By Carrie A. Mizell
In 20 years, Gilchrist County
residents may turn a knob on the
kitchen sink and no water come out,
according to a water supply assess-
ment accepted by the Suwannee
River Water Management District
on December 14.
"The assessment indicates that the
northeastern portion of the District
may not have sufficient groundwa-
ter supplies to meet water demands
and protect natural systems, such as
stream and spring flows, over the
next 20 years," said Carlos Herd,
water supply project manager for
the Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District.
Nearly all water used in the Dis-
trict is supplied by groundwater
from the Upper Floridian aquifer.
The Water Supply Assessment iden-
tifies areas where the use of ground-
water to satisfy demands over the
next 20 years will cause negative
impacts to natural systems. It also
examines the availability of alterna-
tive water supplies and conservation
measures to meet water needs.
The assessment showed a decline
in groundwater levels in parts of
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Colum-
bia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwannee,
and Union counties.
The low-range water demand pro-
jections, based on average popula-
tion growth and water use trends, in-
dicate that by 2030 water demands
will increase District-wide by 10.3
million gallons per day for all water

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A graph taken from the water supply assessment shows how much water each water management, dis-
trict in the state is pumping.

use categories. The high-range pro-
jection, which accounts for a peak
growth scenario, indicates an increase
of 62.8 million gallons per day.
While Gilchrist County's popula-
tion in 2010 was 17,800 people, the
Bureau of Economic and Business
Research indicated that the county's
population would grow to 19,700
by 2015, and jump -significantly to
24,900 by 2030. Population growth
within the Suwannee River Water

Management District is not the only
water culprit; the nine counties that
make up the St. Johns River Water
Management District in northeast
Florida reportedly withdraw nearly
twice as much groundwater from the
aquifer than the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District.
The Alapaha River, Upper and
Lower Santa Fe River and Upper Su-
wannee River basins were identified
as water supply planning regions.

Brown elected mayor of Bell

By Carrie A. Mizell
Former Bell Town Councilman
Tommy Brown was elected mayor
last Tuesday after defeating incum-
bent Darryl A. Bryan in a run-off
Brown received 55 votes to Bry-
an's 27 votes in a Christmas week
election that drew only 28 percent of
Bell's 294 voters to the polls.
A Bell native, Brown said he de-
cided to run for mayor after receiving
a lot of encouragement from town
"There are a lot of changes I would
like to make around town," Brown

Though he spends his weekdays
driving a school bus for the Gilchrist
County School District, a job he has
had for over 30 years, Brown said
he plans to work on improvements
within the Town of Bell, including
new landscaping around the depot,
and improvements to roads and town
Brown will be sworn-in on Thurs-
day, Jan. 6 during the Bell Town
Council meeting. Town councilman
Larry Sutton and clerk Michelle
Rose will also be sworn-in at the Jan.
6 meeting.

!- ,
Tommy Brown-
Tommy Brown

Mandatory burn ban issued

After reviewing Gilchrist County's
current wildland fire conditions and
the area weather forecast, a manda-
tory countywide burn ban has been
implemented, effective 1 p.m. on De-
cember 22, 2010. The ban will re-
main in effect for 7 days.
The mandatory burn ban affects all
of Gilchrist County, including rural
and municipal areas.
The countywide mandatory burn
ban prohibits all of the following:
-All outdoor burning that has not
been specifically permitted by the
Florida Division of Forestry.
-The use of any fireworks, spar-
klers, flares, or other pyrotechnic de-
vices except as provided by law for
public displays requiring a permit.
*Please note that the ban does not
affect agricultural burning permitted
by the Florida Division of Forestry
for land clearing or prescribed burn-
ing purposes.
Although the use of LPG/LNG
grills and charcoal grills is permit-
ted, the public is encouraged to keep
a constant watch for any stray sparks
or embers while cooking outdoors.
Additionally, due to the potential
for accidental ignitions, the use of
motorized equipment such as ATVs

and dirt bikes is discouraged during
times of high wildfire risk. Please
bear in mind that lawnmowers, both
push and riding, also pose accidental
ignition risks. Citizens are asked to
exercise caution during the burn ban.
Working together, Gilchrist County's
citizens and local fire suppression
agencies may avoid a repeat of the
1998 wildfires which scorched 7,100
acres locally.
Any burning within the County
during the imposed ban will be in
violation of sections 10.08 and 10.09

and section 252.50 of Florida Stat-
utes. It will be considered a second-
degree misdemeanor, punishable by
up to a 60-day imprisonment and up
to a $500.00 fine. All County and
municipal law enforcement agencies
are authorized to enforce the ordi-
For more information, please con-
tact the Gilchrist County Department
of Public Safety at (386) 935-5400.
/s/ Randy D. Durden, Chairman
Gilchrist County Board of County

Water supply plans will identify
strategies to offset projected water
resource impacts.
According to Herd, the District is
required by law to develop regional
water supply plans for areas where
groundwater sources are unable to
meet demands over 20 years.
The assessment is available on
the Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District's website: www.

Turner is

new Trenton

Fire Chief
By Carrie A. Mizell
After being voted on in by his
peers at the Trenton Fire Department
and approved by the city commis-
sion, Keith Turner is now the Trenton
fire chief.
"I'm glad to be back with the Tren-
ton Fire Department," Turner said last
week during a Trenton City Commis-
sion meeting.
Turner garnered 10 of the 15 votes
cast by members of the Trenton Fire
Department in an inner-department
election held earlier this month. He
was selected from a pool of candi-
dates that included Kevin Benson,
Mike Burnett, and Stephen Welbers.
Welbers and Burnett were not eligi-
ble according to the by-laws. Burnett
had not served in a previous officer
position, and Welbers had not served
a one-year-term as assistant fire chief.
Also, Welbers and Burnett do not live
within the city limits.
Once the election was held, fire
department members Tom Scott and
Mike Shaffer tallied the votes with
all the members present. Burnett re-
ceived three votes, and Benson and
Welbers got one vote each. After the
results were determined, Turner ac-
cepted the fire chief nomination with
certainty after receiving 66 percent of
the votes.
Turner has been a member of the
Trenton Fire Department since 2004
and has served as a lieutenant, cap-
tain, and assistant chief, before being
elected fire chief in 2009. In February
2009, Turner resigned from his posi-
tion as fire chief due to circumstances
not related to the department. Since
then he has resolved the quandary.
- Turner is a certified firefighter and
emergency medical technician.
With the city commission's approv-
al last week, Turner was reinstated as
the department's new fire chief.









A look back at Gilchrist County's 2010


-Local elected officials were
sworn-in for another term of of-
fice. In Bell, town council members
Iris Roberts and Ray Sanders and in
Trenton, mayor Glen Thigpen and
city council member Arlene Wilks
were sworn-in.
The Florida Department of Edu-
cation ranked Gilchrist County as
first in the state with the highest grad-
uation rate in 2009, at 76.3 percent.
Joe Gilliam was named 2010
Citizen of the Year, Best Drugs was
named 2010 Business of the Year and
Jim Troke was awarded the J. Min
Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award
at the Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce's Annual Banquet.


ton native
Yates died
in a Hous- .
ton, Texas,
hospital af-
ter a brave
fight against
At the time
of his death, Yates was CEO of Palms
Medical Group.
Trenton High School's Leanne

Criscitiello was named District
Teacher of the Year and Bell Elemen-
tary School's Joy Railey was deemed
District Employee of the Year.
Gilchrist County Education Foun-
dation's annual walk-a-thon raised
Joshua Dyar was arrested for
murdering his aunt Tracey Smith of
Trenton and fleeing the state. The two
were reportedly arguing over Smith's
desire for Dyar to go out and get a
job, when he murdered her. Dyar was
later sentenced to 50 years in prison
for the murder.
Katie Quincey of Trenton FFA
showed the grand champion fat steer
at the Florida State Fair.

Gilchrist County native Easton
Corbin's first self-titled CD was re-
leased. His first single "A Little More
Country Than That" shot up the
charts to number 1.
Trenton City Manager Jered Ot-
tenwess resigned from his job with
the City of Trenton in favor of a move
to his home state of Michigan.
Tanya Rippy was hired as the new
Gilchrist County Animal Services
Erin Jones showed the grand
champion heifer at the Suwannee
River Fair, while Danielle Holstein
proudly showed her grand champion
rabbit, "Kolton."

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Spring Ridge residents began
considering a special assessment that
would potentially fund road improve-
ments in their neighborhood.
The Wild Beast Feast raised
$20,000 for the Gilchrist County
Education Foundation, thanks to the
dedication of many volunteers.
was named
City Man-
Roland was
to life in
prison for
murdering his daughter, 4-year-old
Kristina Hepp.
Fanning Springs received $5.8
million from the USDA for a new
wastewater treatment facility.
A confederate monument was
placed at the Gilchrist County Veter-
ans' Park.
Alyssa Hodge of Bell showed the
grand champion fat steer at the Su-
wannee River Fair. Lowgan Daniels,
also of Bell FFA, showed the grand
champion feeder steer.

15-year-old Elizabeth Boyles, an
llth grade student at Trenton High
School, became the youngest dual
enrollment student to ever graduate
from Lake City Community College.
Relay For Life raised $47,000 for
the American Cancer Society.
Trenton Rotary Club welcomed a
study exchange team from India.
9-month-old Wyatt Thomas got a
-successful heart transplant at Shands

The Trenton High Reunion drew
200 people back to their alma mater.

As pomp and circumstance
played, 70 students graduated from
Trenton High School and 103 gradu-
ated from Bell High School.
On orders from the governor,
scallop season opened 12 days early;
a decision that stemmed from the BP
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the
Thirty-two young anglers fished
in the 23rd Annual Gold Hook Award
Kids Fishing Tournaments, spon-
sored by the Suwannee River Shrine
Prisoners at Lancaster Correc-
tional were given new housing when
a $4.8 million
facility was con- -
Springs native
Wes McQueen
was named
State Firefighter
of the Year.


High School
Ricky Lord
was hon-
ored when
a section of
State Road
26 was
named the
"Ricky Lord
in honor of
the proud
Marine who

was killed in Iraq in


Johny Johnson and Bill Lazarus
were inducted into the Trenton Hall
of Fame.
Gilchrist County approved a 2
percent raise for all county employ-
Frank Colson was honored for
having served over 40 years on the
Farm Bureau Board.

Gilchrist County 4-H'ers Chan-
dler Ash DeCubellis, Colten Rucker,
Erin Jones and Cody Norton won the
state poultry judging contest.
Kadie Ogden was named new
park manager at Otter Springs.
Central Florida Electric Coopera-
tive closed its Bell branch.
Wes Skiles, an acclaimed un-
derwater diver, died at the age of 52
while diving off the coast of Palm
Beach County.


Gilchrist County Commissioners
denied a Comp plan amendment that
would have allowed for an electric
power generating facility northeast
of Bell.
A ribbon cutting was held at Gil-
christ County's new senior center,
which was built on County Road

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Celebrations, football, love, laughter,

Sfrliends There's no

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harmony, peace and happiness!

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Lacey Nobles was crowned queen
and Stephen Martin king at Bell High
School's homecoming festivities.
Palms Pediatrics was dedicated to
its late CEO DeWayne Yates.
Coca-Cola North America an-
nounced that it must sell its water
bottling plant on County Road 340 or
it will close.
Kaitlyn Wiggins and O.J. George
were crowned homecoming royalty
at Trenton High School.

hfovem er

Republican Elizabeth Porter von
out, defeating Debbie Boyd for her
state representative seat in the 2010
General Election.
Trenton Police Chief Billy Smith
was fired after an investigation into
his actions revealed that the chief
acted in an unprofessional manner.
Madison Hodge was 6nce again
named Gilchrist County's Spelling
Bee Champion.

The Gil-
christ Coun-
ty Sheriff's
ing baskets
for 325 fami-


A Bell woman and her grandson
were rescued after being trapped in
their overturned car off County Road
340 for 20 hours.
Billy Careccia was named.Gil-
christ County's new fire chief.
Marines provided Christmas gifts
for 400 to 500 families in Gilchrist




Page Three

Gus and Allie Claire enjoy Santa's visit
The Joys of Christnas!
In all of my years of experiencing Christmas, I don't think I have ever
witnessed as much excitement as we did this year. Our grandchildren Allie
Claire and Gus were just fabulous.
The picture above shows how well these two enjoyed Santa Claus when he
:dropped in at Pap and Meme's house Tuesday night for a brief visit. On this
,particular occasion we felt that Allie Claire would be stand-offish, reluctant
:to talk to the jolly old one. But in the end it was Allie Claire that stepped up
:to talk and sit on Santa's knee as she told him that yes, she had been a good
:girl and she wanted a baby doll and a blue tractor for Christmas.
All this time the younger of the two, Gus, J and Lyndsay's son, was watch-
.ing Santa Claus like a hawk as the Jolly Old One talked to his cousin Allie.
:When Santa Claus turned to Gus and said, "Gus, have you been a good boy
:this year?" Gus was speechless. He looked at Santa with those big brown
-eyes and never blinked, but he did nod his head yes. Santa asked Gus if he
:liked candy, and of course Gus became Santa's little man from that point on.
We enjoyed that evening with the grandchildren and their parents as we
'welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus into our home for a brief visit.
SOn Christmas night the families were able to come back to our house and
;enjoy dinner and open gifts.
From the beginning of the evening I thought Gus was going to be the most
:excited one this year with Christmas; but when Allie Claire began to jump
-up and down when she saw her father bring in a small electric 4-wheeler for
:Gus, that took the award.
We are very thankful for our blessings as we go through this Christmas
*season. We are very mindful that the true meaning of this season is the birth
-of the Christ and that he was the only perfect one that came to this earth.

:The Great Suwannee
:River Cleanup
It's done! Our cleanup on the
:Suwannee River just finished up 6n
'Deembeir 4. As far as we know, this
is the first-ever cleanup tackling the
'full length of the Suwannee from the
:Georgia line to the Gulf of Mexico.
-It's been a wonderful, albeit busy,
:three months. Such an outpouring
'of enthusiasm and interest. We had a
,kick-off party in Branford to get the
,cleanup officially underway. Akins
;barbeque was provided by Karst
-Productions. While I hate to single

out any cleanup, a few were rather
Pure Water Wilderness got the
Great Suwannee River Cleanup off to
a great start, being the first group out.
Donna Creamer got 85 volunteers to
work from Hart Springs to Hinton
Landing. They removed about 5000
pounds of trash from their reach of
the river. Pam made quite a day of it,
with food, goodies, and PWW shirts
for all who turned out to help.
Paddle Florida also got into the
spirit of the cleanup by collecting
1124 pounds of debris. And this from
folks who paid to go on a paddling

Levy County Horse Club officers, Dave Wilson President, Le-
onora Hale Treasurer, Nancy Nibert Director, Phil Parent VP,
Bonnie Wilson Secretary, and Jennifer Adams Shands Cancer
Center Clinical Social Worker accepting $6,500 check for local
breast cancer patients use.

Horse Club donates $6,500.00

to Shands Cancer Center

Submitted by: Dave Wilson
The Levy County Horse Club
held their 10th Annual Breast Can-
cer Awareness Benefit Trail Ride
on October 23, 2010. The event
is held at the Tidewater Trailhead
in Goethe State Forest each year
in conjunction with Forest Aware-
ness Month and Greenways and
Trails Month. This benefit is for a
great cause and what better reason
to be out on the trails. This year's
event raised $6,500.00 that was do-
nated to Shands Cancer Center to be
utilized for the use of local breast
cancer patients. The Levy County
Horse Club has donated a total of
$29,825.00 to date.
The horse club held our annual
Christmas ride/campout/dinner dur-
ing the weekend of December 18th,
2010 at which time we presented the
check to Jennifer Adams, Clinical
Social Worker for Shands Cancer
Center. She informed the club how

trip over an October weekend. Little
did they know they would become
part of a major cleanup project on the
Capt Honk and his crew went out
on the river twice at the end of Oc-
tober wearing pirate masks! Work-
ing from Rock Bluff to the Santa Fe
River, they managed to pull out 1630
pounds of trash, including a refriger-
ator and boat. 'Capt. Honk is a sculp-
tor who makes various species of fish
from trash he collects from the river.
His fish are really cool! He's one of
the few who can pull off making good
junk sculpture in my opinion.
Then there were Daniel Bryant,
family, and friends in Old Town.
They asked businesses for donations
to purchase gas so that people could
afford to take their boats out to help.
Dan got support from 14 businesses
in Old Town! This group of folks
collected 1005 pounds of trash.
The cave divers of the area came
.out 3 times to work underwater at
3 places they deemed having the
worst mess on the bottom. It's al-
ways amazing how much trash just
a handful of divers can pull up in a
couple hours. The divers worked at
the Branford Ramp, Telford Spring,
and downstream of the mouth of the
Fanning Springs Run. All told they
brought up 3026 pounds of garbage.
Two Boy Scout troops collected
over 3000 pounds of trash. One
worked way up by the Georgia line,
and other down near Bell.
The Lower Suwannee Wildlife
Refuge and Friends staged their
cleanup from 3 different locations

Building A Year In 52 Days
(Kent Heaton)

The dawn of a New Year invites opportunities to
reexamine, realign and renew the spirit of life on pages not
yet marred by time. While calendars reflect the change of
season the passing of a year is as common as the day before.
The sun rises and the sun sets in accordance with the will of
God and life continues by His grace.
Humans are a funny sort of creature. We welcome the
New Year with resolutions and promises grand beyond scale
that often fall victim to the realities of daily living when the
noise dies down. Pledges made lose appeal and promises
become mountains impassible. Each year we examine the
failings of the previous year's resolutions and promise to try
harder to accomplish our goals for the coming year. Success
is enjoyed on some levels and failures dot the landscape as
we renegotiate better terms with self in the New Year. Why
do we fail so often and how can we look at the New Year
with a greater sense of hope? Our answer is found in the
book of Nehemiah.
The people of God had been captive in a foreign land for
seventy-years. Through the providential will of God, a
remnant would return to a land devastated by wars fought
seven decades before and the natural elements of decay. The
city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Nehemiah described the scene
in Nehemiah 2:3 "The city, the place of my fathers'
tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire"
(Nehemiah 2:3).
Allowed to return home, Nehemiah finds Jerusalem in
shambles and ruin. Rebuilding the walls of the city would be
no easy task. The work would overwhelm the common man
as before him lays blocks of stone littering the ground. The
huge gates of the city would need to be replaced with all the
hardware necessary for protection. Somewhere an army of
workers would need to be assembled to begin the task. What

would Nehemiah do? How could he possibly begin to think
of doing the impossible?
Do you feel that way about the New Year? Seems
impossible with a whole year looming for us to accomplish
what we need to do. The remnants of our past years coupled
with the failures would frighten us to do nothing. What did
Nehemiah do? He was moved with the need to do
something (Nehemiah 1:1-4; 2:1). The most important thing
he did is found in Nehemiah 2:12-16. He went out by night
and "viewed the walls of Jerusalem" (vvl3,15). How
important is this? Without diligent planning nothing will be
Nehemiah examined closely the need, put together men
of prayer, encouraged all those who would help him and put
forth every effort to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He
believed in the power of God to accomplish the work and
he put his hand to the task of building. "So the wall was
finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days"
(Nehemiah 6:15). It only took fifty-two days to accomplish
what seemed almost impossible. Nehemiah left us a
blue-print of success in building a New Year.
There are fifty-two weeks in a year. If Nehemiah can
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in fifty-two days, why can I
not build my life to excel in Christ in fifty-two weeks?
Read the book of Nehemiah many times this year to learn
how Nehemiah put together simple and yet powerful plans
to build. Implement those plans in your life. In fifty-two
weeks your wall of faith will be stronger and more
permanent than now. It will take a lot of hard work, prayer,
patience, encouragement from others but most
importantly you will need God to accomplish what you
set out to do. Happy New Year.

Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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the funds are so desperately needed
and used for the patients that are
in need. Such as purchasing their
combs, brushes, wigs, gas for trips
for chemo treatments, and even an
occasional payment for their electric
bill. All are thankfully appreciative
in their time of need.
A single parent that was a recipi-
ent of our funds three years ago went
back to school and is now working
at the Shands Cancer Center in or-
der to give back and help others go-
ing through what she herself had
undergone. Success stories such as
this is what makes it all worthwhile
for all the planning, work and local
business contributions in putting on
such an event to benefit our neigh-
Should you be interested in next
year's event or wish to learn more
about our horse club, you may con-
tact us on our website at ww'w.levy-

along the river Camp Azalea, Fowl-
ers Bluff, and Suwannee. 87 people
turned out to remove 5400 pounds of
trash. Somehow, the crew at Suwan-
nee managed to chop up and stuff an
old abandoned boat and motor into
a dumpster. Don't know how they
managed that!
Please don't feel you were slight-
ed if your cleanup was not featured
above. We only have so much space!
Altogether 30 cleanup were con-
ducted. 29,153 pounds of trash were
collected from the Suwannee River
with the efforts of 576 volunteers.
The event far exceeded our expecta-
tions. The Suwannee River is one
of the nation's more pristine Rivers,
with only 4 small towns along its
banks and much of the land. owned
by government entities. Still......
nearly 30,000 pounds. As Frank
Masterman, coordinator of the Rock
River Sweep in northern Illinois said,
"I don't know whether to say that's
great or'that's terrible!"
We want to thank WUFT and area
newspapers for great publicity and a
special thanks to our most generous
sponsors listed below:
American Rivers
Coin & Jewelry Gallery
Columbia County
Current Problems
Karst Environmental Services
Karst Productions,
Ocean Conservancy
Pandion Systems
Plum Creek
Save Our Suwannee
Suwannee River Water Manage
ment District
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Lottery Numbers
December 22
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $4 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
35 at $5,076.50
4-Digit Winners
1,833 at $73.00
3-Digit Winners:
36,509 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:

December 25
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $6 million jackpot
5-Digit Winners:
27 at $6,920.00
4-Digit Winners:
1,895 at $86.50
3-Digit Winners:
42,402 at $5.50
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:


I am always on the lookout for in-
spiration for the Just Southern col-
umn. Recently I stumbled upon what
I consider a treasure aka "column fod-
der" at Bradley's Country Store north
of Tallahassee. No, I'm not writing
about the fine smoked linked sausage
they sell or the old heart pine floor
which is worn down smooth as silk
from the many steps made by local
folks making their way to the meat
counter in the rear of the store.
We must have spent a good hour
just piddling around this tiny county
store which had been serving their
rural community for nearly a hundred
years. As Angie McKenzie and I
wandered down the four aisles of the
store, we stumbled by a framed list
which caused us to pause and read.
As I whipped out my small pad
and started copying what I consider
sage advice from a generation or two
ago that was featured in this framed
document, I told Angie, "This is 'col-
umn fodder.'" Bless her heart. She
said, "Give me a sheet of paper and
I'll start copying from the bottom of
the list." As we wrote, every now and
then one us would chuckle and shake
our heads as we came to an especially
interesting line of "advice."
"Old Farmers Advice"
from Bradley's Country Store
Your fence needs to be horse high,
pig tight and bull strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a dis-
Life is simpler when you plow
around the stumps.
A bumble bee is considerably fast-
er than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are
whispered not yelled.
Meanness don't just happen over-
Forgive your enemy; it messes up
their heads.
Do not corner something that you
know is meaner than you are.
It don't take a big person to carry
a grudge.
When you wallow with the pigs,
expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not
Most of the stuff people worry
about ain't never gonna happen any-
Don't judge folks by their rela-
Remember that silence is some-
times the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life. Then
when you get older and think back,
you'll enjoy it a second time.

Don't interfere with something' that
ain't bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the out-
come of a rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the
first thing to do is stop digging.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes
you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you'll
probably ever have to deal with
watches you from the mirror every
Always drink upstream from the
Good Judgment comes from expe-
rience, and a lotta that comes from
bad judgment.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a
whole lot easier than putting' it back
If you get to thinking' you're a per-
son of some influence, try orderin'
somebody else's dog around.
Don't pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill
Live simple, love generously, care
Speak kindly, leave the rest to

As I reflect back on the past year,
I am especially thankful for good
friends who love to piddle around the
back roads of'the ol' South as much
as I do.
It's time again for those dried
black-eyed peas and greens; lucky
for me I love them both
So the old Southern superstitions
about black-eyed peas and greens
bringing luck and money are really
easy for me to keep.

1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons a~con 'drippings aka
2 cups cooked dried black-eyed peas
2 cups cooked rice (Uncle Ben's)
Black or cayenne pepper to taste
Cook onion, bell pepper and gar-
lic in bacon drippings until soft. Mix
in rice and black-eyed peas, stir until
hot. Add pepper and serve with a tall
glass of sweet tea.


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Dec 30, 10 3:59 AM 10:29 AM 3:28 PM 9:14 PM
Fri -0.381 ft. 2.237 ft. 1.535 ft 3.183 ft.
Dec 31, 10 5:10 AM 11:50 AM 4:38 PM 10:13 PM
Sat -0.596 ft. 2.367 ft. 1.464ft. 3.253 ft.
Jan 1, 11 6:10 AM 12:49 PM 5:43 PM 11:11 PM
Sun -0.751 ft. 2.477 ft. 1.356 ft.
Jan 2, 11 7:00 AM 1:34 PM 6:37 PM
Mon 3.306 ft. -0.805 ft. 2.550 ft. 1.224 ft.
Jan 3, 11 12:02 AM 7:43 AM 2:11 PM 7:24 PM
Tue 3.322 ft. -0.770 ft. 2.594 ft. 1.092 ft.
Jan 4, 11 12:48 AM 8:22 AM 2:44 PM 8:06 PM
Wed 3.294 ft. -0.668 ft. 2.629 ft. 0.964 ft.
Jan 5, 11 1:31 AM 8:56AM 3:13PM 8:47PM_
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Abigail Grace Dunn

Taby Dunn
Chris and Grace Dunn proudly pounds and 6 ou
announce the birth of their daugh- 21 inches long.
ter, Abigail Grace Dunn. Abigail Maternal gran
was born at Countryside Hospi- and Zelda Mikel
tal in Safety Harbor, at 2:51 a.m. grandparents are
on May 29, 2010. She weighed 6 Dunn of Green
Dorothy Poteete

nces and measured
parents are Clifton
.1 of Bell. Paternal
Danny and Brenda
Bay, Virginia and
of Tampa.

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Time's running out
to wish you a
Happy and
Prosperous New
Year! Best.wishes
from all of us.

Sheree H. Lancaster, P. A.
Family and Staff

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Happy Birthday wishes to Cindy
Bayer, Laura Weaver Brown. Helen
Meschen, Christopher Philman and
Nell Yelvington on December 30;
Renae Langford. Horace Quincey,
Lucille Travis. Lisa Graham, and
Lois Fletcher on December 31: Paul
Williams, Donna Warner, Stephanie
Burdett, Amber Scott, Rose Kemp,
and Chris Bivens on January 1; Laura
Rogers, Dereck Sanders, Joyce Goss,
Terrie Brooks Deen, David Ozment,
Robert Lee, William Boyles, Kather-

ine V. Ripley on January 2: Joe Bar-
ron, Jeannine McIntyre, Jake Hack-
ett, Violet Kincaid. Ashley Cook
Hines, and Granny Davis on January
3; Minnie Stalvey, Jade Streit, Jason
Jones. John Clark, Dan Talley, and
Lelia Austin on January 4.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Clint Durrance on Decem-
ber 31; Mr. and Mrs. John Ehrhart
and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nguyen on
January 5.

Recorded marriages in Gilchrist County

Rashad Amir Mobley, 1/20/1975,
and Renita Denise Parker, 3/18/1973,
both of Washington, D.C., were mar-
ried on 12/11/2010 in Miami Beach
by Linda G. Guaida, notary public.

Ross Anthony Millatti, Jr.,
8/29/1956, and Jeanne Louise Loida,
4/10/1957, both of Grimes, Iowa
were married on 12/18/2010 in Key
Biscayne by Nancy Muro, notary


Marriage applications in Gilchrist County

Benjamin Russell Thomack,
6/16/1983, and Kelly Amber Kubi-
chka, 3/27/1986, both of Neenah,
Jason Scott Bradley, 1/6/1979, of
Rogersville, Tennessee, and Kristinia
Valerie Mock, 8/21/1976, of New

Catherine Popp

' named to Dean's list
at Judson College
Judson College announced iin De-
cember 22 the Dean's List for thel tll
semester, 2010. To be eligible. '.i-
dents must have completed at lea-[
15 hours, attained a grade point a% -
erage of 3.7 with no grades belo.w a
C and no incomplete. Area student,.
on the list include Catherine Popp ot

The Chamber
The Gilchrist County Chamber 'if
Commerce would like to wish .ill It,
members, business owners and reI--
dents best wishes for a health\ .iid
productive New Year! Our wih loi
all of you is that 2011 will be a eair
in which we all work together to keep
Gilchrist County a great place tr call
Upcoming Events
The Annual Character Co-unil
"Kick-off Breakfast" will be leld .a
the Bell Community Center Tue1d..%.
January 4, 2011. It is a complimenta-
ry (free-of-charge) breakfast, but res-
ervations are required. Please phone
in reservations to Geneva Cornwell
at (352) 463-8663 or Email: vcscorn-
Also, the Character Council is
sponsoring a volunteer work sched-
ule with ALERT Academy .Unit 44
from January 25-27.
Come to the Otter Springs Park and
Campground Spring House Lodge on
January 15th at 7pm for real folk and
bluegrass-based music performed by
Dick Staber (vocal, mandolin) and
Judith Chasnoff (vocal, guitar). This
couple has been performing their
unique brand of acoustic music since
1993. Pay at the door; park and event
admission is $2/person (ages 6-59),
$ 1/senior (60+) and children are free.
Campsites and cabins are available.
For info call (352) 463-0800, or email
us at
The Gilchrist County Chamber of
Commerce Annual Banquet will be
held on January 20, 2011. Tickets are
$27.00 per person. Sponsor tables
are available for $100. Contact Kyle
463-3467 for more information.

Heating & Air, Inc.
(352) 463-2380
1349 North Main Streel
Bell, FL 32619
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Brockton, Alabama.
Robert J. Goode, 8/18/1957, and
Catherine C. Simes, 5/22/1944, both
of Trenton.
Ronald Wayne Rudd, Jr.,
9/30/1988, and Crystal Rebecca
Golden, 3/11/1989, both of Bell.

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and the Men and Women of the -

Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of6

wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!

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now in Branford, Chiefland, Williston, Gainesville, and
Starke, we offer healthcare services for the whole family,
focusing on health and wellness from birth to senior
care.With everything from health check-ups and x-rays,
to chronic disease management and health screening,
to chiropractic care and a full-service pharmacy, we're a
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Ms. Barbara Olsen of Old Town
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Felicia Anndrea Olsen to
Christopher Landrum. Christopher is

the son of Barbara and Myrel Lan-
drum of Trenton.
A June wedding is planned.


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The sky's the limit

this 2011!

We know that a terrific

New Year

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JIeart Matters
By Angie Land

Happy New Year!!! What are you
looking forward to in 2011? Like
every other year, my favorite thing
about this New Year are those fresh
clean pages of a brand new calendar!
Depending on how you look at it,
those pages can represent days full of
dread and demands or they can shine
with possibility and opportunities!
The Bible records the Apostle Paul
saying it best:
"...I press on to take hold of that
for which Christ Jesus took hold of
me...but one thing I do: forgetting
what is behind and straining toward
what is ahead, I press on toward the
goal to win the prize for which God
has called me heavenward in Christ
Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14)
Paul says we have to "press on" or
keep moving forward to fulfill God's
plan in our life. Then he gives us in-
struction on how to do just that. For-
getting what is behind doesn't mean
that we can't remember our past...
what it does mean is that the past
shouldn't take priority over the pres-
ent and future. Too many of us live
continually with the hurt and failures
of the past, or maybe we believe they
were our best days. Actually, God's
plan is for us to give the present and
future our energy, and our faith, be-

living that He will do "immeasur-
ably more than all we ask or imag-
ine, according to His power that is at
work within us." (Ephesians 3:20)
The second part of the instruc-
tion is just as critical; "straining to-
ward what is ahead" is something
we need to give special attention.
Webster's dictionary defines strain as
"to struggle; to make a desperate ef-
fort." This is our first clue that mov-
ing forward will not be an easy thing
to do. "Easy" usually means staying
right in that comfortable spot-it may
not even be a great spot, but we often
stay because at least we know what to
expect. But we do have the choice:
we can take the easy way and spend
the rest of our lives wondering if
there was more, or we can start mak-
ing that desperate effort to find and
live in the purpose for which God
planned our whole life.
I hope so much that you will grab
those new calendar pages and see
them as fresh new opportunities to
be everything that God created you
to be...because your heart really does
Blessings for an amazing New


(352) 463-1562
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(Between Bell & Trenton 2.5 miles West of SR 129)

Sunday School...........................10:00 AM
Morning Worship........... .......... 11:00 AM +
Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Prayer/Youth...7:30 PM
Be a part of an exciting time of Worship and Bible Study.
Pastor Jerry Milton

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SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................... 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP .................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ............................. ............... 6 PM
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845

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Baptist Church
P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70thStreet
Trenton, FL 32693
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Bro. Christopher Ruggles

Cell : 352-222-0896

Pictured on right, representing
their department is: Lisa Hogan,
Medical; Sergeant Diane Turner;
Officer Kenny Harrison, Secu-
rity; Annette Rolling, Assistant
Warden, Operations; Lieutenant
Kathy Bowers, Security, (back
row) Colonel William E. Smith,
Greg Arline, Assistant Warden,
Programs; John Reed, Academic
Teacher; Mark Lundy, Academic
Teacher, Charlotte Swilley, Teach-
er's Aide; Nadara Nes Smith, Sec-
retary; Connie Robinson, 'Staff
Assistant; Shannon Varnes, War-
den; Sergeant Chris Kinem; Of-
ficer Dennis Pendarvis; Sergeant
Kevin Riley, Chaplain Ronald
Knowles; Sergeant Stephen Wel-
bers; Officer Mary Kight; and
kneeling, Sergeant Durrell Hicks
and Officer Kim Roberts.
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Submitted ly participated for the 7th consecutive in Gilchrist and Levy counties who
Staff from all departments of Lan- year in the Guardian Foundation, Inc. are sponsored by the Guardian ad Li-
caster Correctional Institution proud- Christmas Angel Program. These tem Program. The children range in
\ gifts were distributed among children age from 12 months to 16 years old.

Ring In The New Year With Us At The
Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department's
New Year's Day Pancake Breakfast


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New Guardian ad Litem

volunteers sworn-in
Judge Browning performed the swear-in ceremonies for three new
Guardian ad Lite? Volunteers on December 14th. June Masers,
Janet Hart and Ed Gonzales will work in Levy/Gilchrist counties,
advocating for the best interests of abused and abandoned children
who are also involved in the court process. Judge Browning wel-
comed them to the family of Guardian ad Litem Volunteers already
working for children in the courts. If you wish to join our family of
volunteers please call Michael Whiting or Jenni Ellis at 352-493-
6050for more information.


Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
SSunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
A Sunday morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
S Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor

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"Obedience Brings Blessings"
Pastor Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
Keith McConnell Zane Salyers
Sunday Service Times Wednesday Nights
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Supper 5:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m. Worship Awana 6:20 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Discipleship Teen Discipleship 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Evening Service Cross-Eyed Teen Ministry 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m.
Single Young Adult Ministries 6:30p.m.

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The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to welcome
in the New Year with them at their
next monthly Pancake Breakfast at
the fire station. This month's break-
fast will start at 7:30 a.m. on Sat-
urday, January 1st, and run until at
least 10:00 a.m. All residents of the
northeast Gilchrist County area and
surrounding communities are invited
to attend.
Our own Quentin Brown is back
from his Army deployment in the
Middle East and will be on hand to

say hello to all his friends and neigh-
bors. Please take this opportunity to
thank him for his service.
Blueberry, walnut and plain pan-
cakes will be served, along with
sausages, eggs, coffee and juice. As
usual, the cost for the breakfast will
be a donation to the fire department.
The Spring Ridge firehouse is located
on County Road 340 (Poe Springs
Road), near the Spring Ridge Church
of God. Come have a nice breakfast
and chat with your neighbors. See
you on the first Saturday of January
(and every month)!

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Local Care by Caring Qualified People
*Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Outpatient Therapy
Let your Medical Provider know we are your choice

"I'have had a very enjoyable time in therapy. They got
me back on my feet and better than ever I would like to
thank everyone for their kindness and hard work. I will
miss all of you."
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Over 20 yrs exp.

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Mobile Home Moving

& Set-up, Inc.

"We will beat any reasonable price."

New or Used

Land Clearing
Site Prep


FHA Upgrade

Lancaster staff participates in

Christmas Angel Program

"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."
Bible Study 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m.
Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Awana Program Wed. 6:30 p.m.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2(


Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693

r Dr. 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 W worship .................................................... 10:30 a.m .
Evening W orship .............................................. ........6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Night Services:
AWANA ......................................................... 6:30 8:15 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services -

Sunday Night Service @ 6:00pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study & Prayer @ 7:00pm

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Left to Right Alfonso Johnson, District Team Leader; Secretary Felice Swalla; Treasurer Nancy Padgett;
President Randy Durden; and Vice President Betty Durden.

Our local Santa, Michael Moore, also visited the Trenton Senior Center.

On December 17th Santa visited
the Cruse Senior Center where se-
niors meet every day to enjoy fellow-
ship, games, and lunch.
The Cruse Center is located on the
corer of US Hwy. 129 and NW 50th
St--4 miles north of the blinker light
in Bell. If you are a senior (60 years
old and up), please feel free to'join

Our local Santa, Michael Moore,
also visited the Trenton Senior
Center. Please come and join other
Gilchrist County Seniors at either
one of our Senior Centers during the
coming year.
Norm Conti, President
SREC Senior Advisory Group

throughout the coming year.
Happy Holidays to each and everyone!

Don Thomas
& Family

Days Well Spent -
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
redeeming the time, because the days are evil" Ephesians 5:15.
"Begin well and go on to better Do everything for the glory of
God and the benefit ofothers. Consider time lost ifyou do not use
it to at least think of the glory of God and seek for a way to do
something for someone else's advantage." John Bradford

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The Gilchrist County
Republican Executive
Committee Meeting
The Gilchrist County Executive
Committee will be meeting on Tues-
,day, January 11th at 7 p.m. at the Bell
Community Center.
While we made great strides in
2010, the race for 2012 begins now.
We cannot become complacent; we
must remain energized and focused.
Plan on coming to the next meet-
ing and take part in the reclamation
of our nation. Find out more about
our upcoming turkey shoot and gun
Hope to see everybody there!
Bring a friend!

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generation faces
health and
retirement choices
Submitted by Doug Heinlen,
AARP Florida President
On Jan. 1, 2011, the first wave of
Baby Boomers (2.8 million of them in
this one year alone) will begin turning
65. The U.S. Census Bureau reports
that almost 8,000 people a day will
celebrate that significant birthday,
and it's a process that will continue
through 2039 when the last of the 78
million Boomers reaches 65.
The months leading up to this mile-
stone birthday are fraught with deci-
sions about retirement, health care
and lifestyles.
But none are as important and long-
reaching as choices about Medicare.
In the months preceding their 65th
birthdays, Boomers will receive their
Medicare cards for the first time. Al-
though most Boomers are not eligible
for full Social Security benefits until
age 66, they are eligible for Medicare
at age 65.
The questions being asked by this
generation are significant: Do I sign
up for Medicare? When must I en-
roll? And, most importantly, where
can I find accurate information about
my Medicare choices?
It's best to seek out accurate and
trustworthy information on Medi-
care when trying to sort out what's
best for you. A great place to start is
the Medicare Rights Center at www. or the U.S.
Government's Medicare site at www.
You may also want to contact your
local SHINE (Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders) volunteer.
Operating under the auspices of the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs,
SHINE's statewide network of vol-
unteers can help you sort out some of
the more complex issues surrounding
Medicare. Contact the Florida Elder
Helpline at 1-800-963-5337 (1-800-
96 ELDER) for more information.
Enrolling in Medicare offers anoth-
er set of choices. If you are already
receiving Social Security or Railroad
Retirement pensions, you will be au-
tomatically enrolled in Medicare Part
A & B at age 65. If you are not re-
ceiving benefits from these pension
programs, however, you must active-
ly enroll in Medicare. You will have a
7-month period to complete your en-
rollment, which begins three months
before your 65th birthday.
Don't postpone your decision
because if you miss the initial en-
rollment period, you could face an
additional charge, called a delayed
enrollment penalty.
If you have adequate health cov-
erage (called "creditable coverage")
through your workplace, you can
delay enrollment in Medicare with-
out incurring a penalty. The same is
true if you or your spouse work for
an employer with more than 20 em-
ployees. .
Another choice you'll have to make
involves prescription-drug coverage,
under Medicare Part D. What kind
of coverage you need can take some
thought. One excellent resource is

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The stockings were hung by the
chimney with care with hope that St.
Nick would soon be there!
The residents at Ayers Health and
Rehabilitation eagerly awaited the
Jolly one's arrival the morning of
December 14, for they knew in that
"ratty ole sack upon his back" there
would be a gift for each of them!
The partners here at Ayers possess a
generous heart. Each of us "adopts"
a resident every holiday season and
chooses a special gift for them, and
then Santa makes his appearance
to give them all that sentimental
wrapped box chosen especially for

AARP's "doughnut hole"' calcula-
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This useful tool can help you figure
out if, and when, you might fall into
the dreaded Medicare Part D cover-
age gap
Once you successfully navigate
through these Medicare decisions,
you will definitely want to celebrate
your big day. And there's good rea-
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them. After all the gifts have made it
to their new homes, everyone enjoys
milk, eggnog and cookies with the
ripe old elf. Then before we know it,
off he goes to spread more holiday
cheer! Both residents and partners
alike enjoy sharing this time of year
so much and to be able to bring the
small things back to them is truly
the reason for the season!
If you are interested in volunteer-
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tion center, volunteers are always
welcome! Please contact Angie
Rexroat @ 352-463-701 ext. 117 for
more details.

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Mr. Carlton E.

Carlton Caruthers, 90, of Ocala
passed away at Munroe Regional
Medical Center on Saturday, Decem-
ber 25, 2010.
Mr. Caruthers was a native of Ox-
ford, but spent most of his life in
Ocala. He was a retired automobile
salesman. Mr. Caruthers was a veter-
an of the United States Navy serving
in WW II. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Ocala, where
he served as the Outreach Direc-
tor, usher, active in the Homebound
Ministries and a lifetime member of
VFW 4209.
He is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Percy and Julia Caruthers, three
sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife Irene
G. Caruthers of 54 years, Ocala;
daughters, Alana Inman and Donna
Springer both of Ocala; sons Carlie
Caruthers, Jr. and Ronnie Caruthers
both of Ocala; 10 grandchildren and
14 great grandchildren..
Graveside Services will be at-11
a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010
at Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE
3rd Street, Ocala, with Dr. Edward D.
Johnson and Rev. Phillip Hanes of-
ficiating. Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. on Wednesday, December 29,
2010 at Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to the First Baptist Church
of Ocala Debt Retirement Fund. On-
line condolences may be left at www.

Mr. David Lee Lovell
Mr. David Lee Lovell, 69, passed
away December 18, 2010 at his home
in Old Town.
Mr. Lovell moved to Dixie County
from Orlando about 9 years ago. He
was a Methodist and served in the
U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam
era. He loved watching sports and
was a machinist by trade. He was
a wonderful husband, brother, and
son to his family and will be greatly
He was preceded in death by his
parents James and Grace Lovell; and
his brothers James Lovell, Jr., and
Richard Wesley Lovell.

Leland M. Rice and Greta S. Rice
to Helana T. Shanks, warranty deed,
$147,000.00, Lots 8 and 9 Unit 1 Sun
Springs Subdivision 1st Addition, on
Lonnie E. Ferguson to Larry Mar-
cum and Matila Collins, quit claim
deed, $10.00, on 12/20/2010.
Becky J. Sullivan to Irene F. Mills
a/k/a Irene E Mills Driggers, warran-
ty deed, $10.00, on 12/20/2010.
Affie A. Driggers to Irene F. Mills
a/k/a Irene F. Mills Driggers, warran-
ty deed, $10.00, on 12/20/2010.
Robert Z. Loveday and Clara S.
Loveday to Robert Z. Loveday, Clara
S. Loveday, and,Jessica A. Loveday,
warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 4 Block
B Suwannee Gil Farms Unit 1, on
Mary Ruth Smith, Mary Ruth
Smith Trustee, and the Mary Ruth
Smith Revocable Trust to Scott M.
Varnon and Brandy L. Varnon, war-
ranty deed, $45,000.00, Lot 3 Block
A Waters Lake Subdivision, on
Diana Louise Von Holle Hunter,
Anita Gail Von Holle Siciliano,
Cynthia Lee Von Holle Gegner, and
Brenda Elain Von Holle Hibberd to
Canderlarin Penn, warranty deed,
$56,000.00, Lot 4 Santa Fe Oaks 2nd
Addition, on 12/21/2010.
Joseph W. Gilliam Gilchrist Coun-
ty Clerk of Court and John C. Swear-
ington to Michael D. Oakes, tax deed,
$683.47, Part of Lot 1 Replat of Lots
in Waccasassa Campsites Unit 2, on
Joseph W. Gilliam Gilchrist Coun-
ty Clerk of Court and Kathryn Ann
Bernadette Bramley to Terrell Lang-


Mr. Lovell is survived by his wife
of 45 years, Linda Lovell of Old
Town; his brothers, Robert Lovell
of Waterriett, Michigan, and Dale
Lovell of Fairless Hill, Pennsylva-
nia; his sisters, Mary Sue Atkinson
and Doris Wagner, both of Athens,
West Virginia; Beverly Smith of Lev-
ittown, Pennsylvania, and Jeanette
Brenton of Jacksonville.
A family memorial service will be
held at a later date.
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross City.

Ms. Irene Fowler

Ms. Irene Fowler Mills, 72, passed
away on Sunday, December 26, 2010
at her residence in Bell.
Irene was born on October 12,
1938 in Bell to Affie Fowler and
Ruby Crews Fowler. She was a life-
long resident of Bell, a homemaker,
and a member of the Bell Church of
She is survived by a daughter and
son-in-law, Becky (Harry) Sullivan.
of Gainesville; her son, Affie Alton
Driggers of Bell, and her daughter-
in-law who Irene considered as a
daughter, Maryanna Driggers; three
grandchildren, Tabitha Castro, Ceci-
lia Wilson, and Bobby Wilson; eight
great-grandchildren, Justice Mienk-
ing, Kaleb Mienking, Mia Castro,
Ranisey Castro, Emily Tey Wilson,
Destiny Wilson, Jamille Wilson, and
Mariah Wilson.
A graveside service will be held on
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1
p.m. at Wayfair Cemetery with Pas-
tor Dale Thigpen officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

Miss Jessica Nicole

Miss Jessica Nicole Standridge,
19, passed away Friday, December
24, 2010 at her home in Old Town
after a long illness.
Jessica was born on December

23, 1991. She graduated from Dixie
County High School in 2010 and was
dual enrolled in Gateway Commu-
nity College during high school. She
worked as a cashier at Hitchcock's
Foodway in Old Town. A member of
the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness
Church. she was active in the Driven
Youth Team. She enjoyed scrap-
booking, swirmning and reading her
She was preceded in death by her
grandfathers, Paul Russell Crise and
Buell Standridge.
SShe is survived by her parents, Pau-
line and Dennis Mills of Old Town
and Marc and Lesley Standridge of
Old Town; brother, T. J. Rhoden
of Old Town; sisters, Emily Denise
Mills of Old Town, Kim (Travis)
Hewit of High Springs and Lanaee
(James) Hurtubise of Old Town;
maternal grandmothers, Elaine Crise
of Cross City and Catherine Mills of
Cross City; paternal grandparents, Jan
Standridge of Cross City and Melvin
and Jean Horton of High Springs.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day, December 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Randy Richardson
officiating. Interment followed at Old
McCrabb Cemetery in Old Town. A
visitation was held Sunday, Decem-
ber 26, 2010 at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

Mr. David Richmond

Mr. David Richmond Williams, 66,
passed away December 20, 2010 at
his home in Steinhatchee.
He is survived by his wife, Frances
Williams of Steinhatchee; two sons,
Jeremy and Scott Williams of Eng-
land; two stepsons, David and Ryan
Darnell of Atlanta; two grandchil-
dren; three sisters, Polly Roper, Hel-
en Goodwill, and Christine Lamb, all
of England.
A family Memorial Service will
be planned and announced at a later
Arrangements were placed under
the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City.

ford and Lynette Langford, tax deed,
$761.36, Lot 40 Metes and Bounds,
on 12/21/2010.
Jerry W. Reynolds, Lammy Shir-
ley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reynolds
to Lammy Shirley Sibert, warranty
deed, $10.00, Campsite 2 Unit 1 Wac-
casassa Campsites, on 12/22/2010.
Jerry W. Reynolds, and Lammy
Shirley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reyn-
olds to Lammy Shirley Sibert, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Campsite 65
Unit 1 Waccasassa Campsites, on
Jerry W. Reynolds, Lammy Shir-
ley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reyn-
olds to Lammy Shirley Sibert, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Campsite 66
Unit 1 Waccasassa Campsites, on
Jerry W. Reynolds and Lammy
Shirley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reyn-
olds to Lammy Shirley Sibert, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Campsite 77
Unit 1 Waccasassa Campsites, on
Jerry W. Reynolds and Lammy
Shirley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reyn-
olds to Lammy Shirley Sibert, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Campsite 79
Unit 1 Waccasassa Campsites, on
Jerry W. Reynolds and Lammy
Shirley Sibert f/k/a Shirley S. Reyn-
olds to Lammy Shirley Sibert, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, Portions of Lots
327 and 328 Waccasassa Campsites
Unit 1, on 12/22/2010.
John T. Keyton and Linda R. Key-
ton to Darryl A. Bryan and Traci S.
Bryan, warranty deed, $75,000.00,
Lot 9 Ridgeview, on 12/22/2010.
Howard K. Putnal to Howard K.

Putnal Trustee and the Howard K.
Putnal Trust, trust deed, $10.00, on
John Franklin Rush to William.
Thomas Rush, deed granting a life
estate, $10.00, on 12/22/2010.
Compass Bank to Richard J. Heillig,
special warranty deed, $130,000.00,
Lots 1 and 4 Block 5 West Bell, on
Howell E. Lancaster, Jr. and Lin-
da Lancaster a/k/a Linda L. Parrish
to Karen Delane Keeling, warranty
deed, $100,000.00, on 12/22/2010.
Donna Lee Rada to Jonathan L.
Spears, warranty deed, $160,000.00,
on 12/23/2010.

AARP Driver Safety
There Will be AARP Driver Safety
Program Classes near the Gilchrist
County area in the upcoming months.
The class fee is $12 for AARP mem-
bers and $14 for non-members.
There are NO tests. The ofie day
classroom instruction refines driving
skills and develops defensive driving
techniques. The certificate qualifies
graduates for an auto insurance dis-
count for three years.
Gainesville Classes:
January 12-One day class at the
Trinity United Methodist Church.
Students are asked to bring a sack
January 13 and 14- Two half-day
sessions at The Atrium. Free lunch
on January 14 only.
February 10-One day class at The
Atrium. There will be a free lunch.
February 23-One day class at
Trinity United Methodist Church.
Students are asked to bring a sack
March 10 and 11-Two half-day
sessions at The Atrium. Free lunch
on March 11 only.
March 24-One day class at the
Trinity United Methodist Church.
Students are asked to bring a sack
For information and to register,
please call (352) 333-3036. When
you phone to register for class, more
details will be given to you.

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Medical Group hereby solicits o
all qualified and interested
bid until January 6. 2011 for
all material and equipment p
all work necessary and incide
construction of Palms Medic
located at 911 S. Main Street
FL 32693
Contact Information:
James Miller
Pub. December 23 and 30, 201

CASE NO. 21-2010
E. JONES, if alive, and if
unknown spousess, heirs,
representatives, devisees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
other persons claiming by, thro
or against them, or any of the:
any right, title or interest in th
herein described, and all
persons, if alive, and, if dea
known to be alive or dead, thei
spouses, heirs, devisees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
other persons claiming by, thro
or against the unknown person

E. JONES, if alive; and if (
unknown spousess): heirs,
representatives, devisees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
other persons claiming by, thro
or against them, or any of the
any right, title or interest in th
herein described in the' Compla
the above-styled action, and al
persons, if alive,, and if dea
known to be alive or dead, thei
spouses, heirs, devisees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
other persons claiming by, throw
or against the unknown person
over 18 years old.
You are hereby notified tha
to quiet title has been fil
you regarding the following
property in Gilchrist County, I
Commencing at the Southe
of the Northeast 1/4 of the
1/4 of Section 16, Township
Range 15 East, Gilchris
Florida and run West 4:
and thence North 420.00 f
Southeast corner of that cer
of land recorded in Offici
Book 24, Page 187, Publi
of Gilchrist County, Florid
run along the South line the
325.00 feet to the Southeas
that certain parcel of land r
Clerk's Instrument' No. 20
Public Records of Gilchri
Florida. Thence run along
line thereof, West 65.00 f
Southwest corner of that cer
of land recorded in Clerk's
No. 2004003896, Public
of Gilchrist County, Florid
point being marked by an
thence continue West 224.
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right of way line of State Ro
thence run along the East ri
line of State Road No. 49 N
feet to an iron pipe on the
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run along the South right o
of SE 3rd Avenue, East 224
an iron pipe marking the
corner of the aforementio
of land recorded in Clerk's
No. 2004003896, Public 1
Gilchrist County, Florida;
along the West line of that ce
of land recorded in Clerk's
No. 2004003896, .Public I
Gilchrist County, Florida, S
feet to the POINT OF BE'
all lying and being in Gilchr
has been filed against you,
required to serve a copy of y(
defenses to the Complaint,
c/o Rose, Sundstrom & Bentle
N. Sun Drive, Suite. 4030, L
Florida 32746, attorneys for th
and file the original with th
the above-styled Court, on
January 28, 2011; otherwise
Smay be entered against you fo
demanded in the Complaint.
Witness my hand and seal of
on this 7th day of December,
Gilchrist Coui

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Pub. December 16, 23, 30, 20
January 6, 2011

Notice is hereby given that
Board of Gilchrist County, Flor
to amend existing rule 6.20/I
Absence, after a public hearing
Copies of the proposed amc
cy are available for inspection
ing by the public at the Super
office, 310 NW llth Avenu
Florida. Copies of the police
of any of the rules may be pi
the cost of reproduction which
ed at $.25 per page.
This revision and adopti
amended policy will not have
economic impact on any perso
in printing the policy will be

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School Board.
Specific authority for this amended
policy are Florida Statutes 1001.41,
1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.23, 1012.61,
1012.63, 1012.64, and 1012.66.
A public hearing will be held on the
proposed amended and adopted policies
at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 1,
2011 at a Gilchrist County School Board
Meeting at the Gilchrist County School
Board meeting room at 310 NW llthAv-
enue, Trenton, Florida 32693.
All interested persons are advised that
any person desiring to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board as to any matter
considered at said hearing, will need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made of
the proceeding, which record must in-
clude all of the testimony and evidence
/s/ Don Thomas
Superintendent and Secretary
of the Board
Pub. December 23 and 30, 2010

DONALD The Gilchrist County Board of Com-
dead, their missioners hereby gives notice that the
personal County will accept bids from qualified
grantees, bidders for the following work:
trustees or Installation of two groundwater moni-
ugh, under touring wells at the Gilchrist County
in, to have Closed Central Landfill located near Bell,
ie property Florida.
unknown Bidding-documents may be obtained
ad, or not from:
r unknown Mills Engineering Company
grantees, Post Office Box 778
trustees or 604 East Hathaway
ugh, under Bronson, Florida 32621
is; JAMES Telephone (352) 486-2872
NES; PAT Bidders shall register with the Engineer
in order to receive any addendums. Bid-
ding Documents will not be issued after
/ 5:00 PM, on Tuesday, February 1, 2010.
N Proposals will be accepted by the
JR. a/k/a County Administrator at P.O. Drawer
I. JONES, 367, 209 SE First Street, Trenton 32693,
DONALD Florida, until 2:00 P.M. on Friday, Febru-
dead, their ary 4, 2010. Proposals received after the
personal specified time and date will not be con-
grantees, sidered.
trustees or Proposals shall be submitted in a
)ugh, under sealed envelope marked "SEALED BID
ie property WELLS".
paint filed in Proposal shall include a proposal guar-
1 unknown anty of not less than five (5) percent of
ad, or not the total actual bid, in the form of a certi-
r unknown field check, cashiers check, trust company
grantees, treasurers check, bank draft of any na-
trustees or tional or state bank, or Surety Bid Bond
'ugh, under made payable to the Gilchrist County
is; who are Board of Commissioners. A proposal
guaranty of less than five percent of the
t an action actual bid will invalidate the proposal.
ed against Any person or affiliate who has been
described placed on the convicted vendor list fol-
Florida, to- lowing a public entity crime or the dis-
criminatory vendor list may not submit a
east corer bid to or contract with a public entity for
Southwest construction of a public work as set forth
S10 South, in Florida Statute, Chapter 287.133. Bid-
st County, der shall certify to eligibility in the bid
20.00 feet proposal.
feet to the The County reserves the right to waive
rtain parcel any informalities or to reject any or all
ial Record bids and to make the award to the bidder
ic Records who, in the County's judgement, is in the
a. Thence best interest of the County.
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t corner of 2011b.
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Instrument Historic Train Depot Town Hall
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ned parcel December 2010
Instrument 2. Approval of financial
Records of statements for December 2010
thence run D. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
rtain parcel Request .
Instrument E. Other Agencies
Records of 1. Diane Rondolet-
outh, 94.00 Code Enforcement
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rist County, Discussion on "Alert Team
F, Business
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y, LLP, 766 4. Michelle Rose-Town Clerk
Lake Mary, 5. Council Members-Reports,
he Plaintiff, Request, Suggestions
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or before Council Member-Kenny Bass
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nty, Florida Discussion
(SEAL) H. New Business
Y: L. Ayers I. Review of Future Agenda Items
deputy Clerk J. Unscheduled Citizen Request
10 and K. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
AMEND ter considered at such meeting, he or she
'UBLIC will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
The School need to ensure that a verbatim record of
rida intends the proceedings is made, which record in-
D Leave of eludes the testimony and evidence upon
g. which the appeal is based. Persons with
ended poli- disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
and copy- modations to participate in this proceed-
intendent's ing should provide written notice to Dan
e, Trenton, Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Manager,
s or a copy 3240 West Railroad.Lane, Bell, Flroida
purchased at 32619, telephone number 352-463-6288,
Iis estimat- at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Posted: Town Hall

on of the
any adverse
n. The cost
paid by the

Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Pub: December 30, 2010b

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provision of
Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990,
will register with the Secretary of State,
Division of Corporations, P.O. Box 1300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon
publication of this notice the fictitious
name, to wit:
Gone Green
Description: Underwater Salvage and
under which we are engaged in business
in Gilchrist County, Florida.
That the parties interested in said
business are:
Christina and Shon Whitwood
7970 NW HWY 129, Bell, FL 32619
Pub. December 30, 2010b

The following vehicle, VIN# IGCEK-
14K4PZ224881, 1993 Chevy, will be
sold at Public Auction on January 17th,
2011 at 9 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida
Statute 713.78. The auction will be held
at 16720 NW Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs.
FL 32693 by Fanning Springs Auto, (352)
Pub. December 30, 2010 and January 6,

Notice is hereby given that the Town
Council of Fanning Springs, Florida will
hold a public hearing on the passage of
the proposed Ordinance which setting the
duty to connect to the sewer, the public
hearing shall be held at City Hall in Fan-
ning Springs, Florida, at the regular board
meetings on January 4, 2011 at 5 p.m.
The title of the proposed ordinance is:
The proposed ordinance may be in-
sepcted by the public at the office of the
City Clerk in Fanning Springs.
All members of the public are welcome
to attend. Notice is further hereby given,
pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, that
any person or persons deciding to appeal
any matter considered at this public hear-
ing will need a record of the hearing and
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
DATED this 22nd day of December.
2010, by SHEILA WATSON, Clerk of
Fanning Springs, Florida.
Pub. December 30, 2010b.

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, January 3, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meet-
ing Facility, located at 210 South Main
Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is
a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (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
2:00 pm Hipp Construction;
Otter Springs Road Surface
Treatment Issues
2:45 pm Capital Impact Workshop
3:30 p.m. Road Department
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.
Pub. December 30, 2010b.

Please take notice that the Three Riv-
ers Regional Library Board will hold a
Board Meeting on Thursday, January 13,
at 7:00 p.m., at the Lafayette County Pub-
lic Library, in Mayo, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to at-
tend and be heard. Please be advised, that
if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such hearing, that
person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, 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.
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact (386)
294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida
Relay Service at (800) 955-8771."
Pub. December 30, 2010b.

Gilchrist County land transactions

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Auction Thursday, Dec 30, 2010, 6:30
pm, pre\. all da\ Pine bunk bed set.
drop-front desk. LaZBoy leather recliner.
Vaseline glass, antique marble-top chest.
tools. more! Pictures online weekly
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Phoenix Auction Services. 416 N. Main
St. Trenton FL. Ph: 352 463 0707.
AB2866AUJ1437 10% BP

SWanted to Buy

and up. 352-771-6191.


TREES: Apple, pear, plum, peach,
pomegranate, nectarine, mulberry,
mayhaw, fig, persimmon, blueberry,
thornless blackberry, and grape.
Camellias, Raintrees. and more. Allen's
Nursery 5124 SE Hwy-55A. Old Town.
Current Irs. 9-5, Thur-Fri, 9-3 Sat. 352-
542-7284 or 352-356-0288.

Hay For Sale

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, coastal
Bermuda. net wrapped. $35/roll barn-
stnorei S'25/rnll ncow havi 386-935-1926l

suc. u ty.
or 386-292-2028.

For Sal

HAY: Fertilized Coastal Bennuc
Round Rolls. Barn-stored.
quality. $45/roll. Cow Hay $30/i

Full transom, motor bracket, v
4-stroke Yamaha, outfitted for
fishing. Bottom machine, full ele
and much more. Ready to fish.
obo. Call John at 352-463-7135.

I For Sale

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls. high)
fertilized. net wrapped. weed free. Coastal
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola Bahia $35/
roll. Call 352-949-0222.

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Residential & commercial since
1985. Lic. & Insured
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352)356-3831 (352) 498-3023

types, including fence repair. Low prices.
(352) 210-7228.

ROOFING: Metal, shingles, flat roofs.
repairs $99 and up. Save $$$ Free Esti-
mates. State Lic. 1326066. 535-7680.

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR: All brands, ice
maker & dishwasher installation. EPA
certified techs. MC-VISA, 352-949-

8tb, 12-16-2-3 Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp, Murray, Sears.
MTD, Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and Hon-
da. Blades for most mowers.
SBeauchamip Saw Shop
e 493-4904

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da, Large
roll. 352- FL: Toll Free 1-877-542-3432. Hwy-
349N 7 miles north of Old Town. Mc-
2-30-1-20 Crabb Church NE 512 Avenue (behind
church) 1/2 mile on right. Many col-
OLINE: ors, size & styles of marble & granite
with 225 to choose from in our inventory. Com-
offshore puter specialist to assist you in creating
:ctronics, a lasting tribute to the life of your loved
$22,500 one. Closed: Sunday & Monday. Open:
Tuesday Friday, 8anm-4pm & Saturday
tfn, 3-11 8am-12noon or call for free after hours

Deen Lancaster Realty, Inc.
1210 E Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-9494

2/1 1 Acre SHORT SALE $99,900 #762423
4/2 1+ Acre REDUCED $129,000 #762638
2/3 17.39 Acres BANK OWNED $199,000 #761063
3/2 5 Acres SWMH OWNER FINANCE $69,000
3/1.5 4.80 Acres SHORT SALE $139,900 #761540
3/1 .32 City Lot SHIP $87,000 #762730

Need Vacant Land? We have it! Give us a call today
or visit us online at

The City of Trenton is accepting applications until the position is filled.
Our ideal candidate is a proven leader with strong management,
interpersonal communication and progressive problem-solving skills with
the ability to implement organizational change. You should possess high
moral and ethical standards and be well versed in professional best
practices in public safety, law enforcement, crime prevention, physical
security and emergency preparedness and be able to deliver a high level
of service to the community.
Required education includes a Bachelor's degree from an accredited
university with major coursework in police science, criminal justice, public
administration, or a closely related field. Required experience includes 10
years of progressively responsible experience in municipal law enforce-
ment with a minimum of 3 years in a command level position.
The salary range for this position is $35,428-$42,640 depending on
qualifications and experience.
FOR FULL DETAILS, GO TO on the City Jobs
page, e-mail:, or call Robin Heath at 352-463-
4000 ext. 301. The Trenton Law Enforcement Application is available

Licensed Real Estate Broker

(352) 463-7075 (office)

Our Wish For Everyone:

A safe, prosperous & memorable

New Year's 2011
From The Troke Realty Team:
Jean, Jim, Paul f Lindsay

Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983
"Professional Service With A Personal Touch"
Jean Troke (cell #) 730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Paul Troke (cell #)
(352) 493-3539 Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 221-2999
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SMLS (386) 935-3357 ,;P"M

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Services Help Wanted-

stallations and repairs. li
sured. State Cert. -EC

Work Wa

Babysitting services, car
cleaning, etc. (352) 507-2

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am 7 pm. A Paradise f
West Newberry Road. Mi
old or older. 352-472-161

Direct Sales Represei
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and Alachua County. Seek
tivated salesperson to s
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commission. Great incor
for successful sales person
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censed and in- Bilingual After-School Program As-
3002453. Call sistant /Teacher Part Time. Instruct
students in 21st Century after school pro-
tfnb. 11-25 gram. Teach beginning Spanish classes
for grades 5-12. Typical work week is
17.5 hours. High School Diploma re-
nj ; I quired. Must meet all qualifications and
ll d complete training for Gilchrist County
Schools Substitute Teacher program. Pay
& END JOBS: is$17/hour. This is a part time hourly po-
detailing. house sition without benefits.
311. Teacher Aide Anticipated Vacancy
tfn,ll-25 Bell Elementary School Qualifica-
tions: High School Diploma or equiva-
_. lent. Associate of Art's degree or higher;
S or at least 60 credit hours from an accred-
t I d ited institution; or a passing score on an
approved state test (ParaPro) required.
Tues. Fri. 8 Substitute Teachers. Qualifications:
or Pets, 25 15 High School Diploma or Equivalent re-
ust be 18 years quired. Complete application online,
then contact the District office for more
tb12-30 information.
Bus Driver Trainees; Substitute Bus
itative: Main Drivers. Qualifications: High School
ending its high Diploma required. Training: 40 hours of
Gilchrist, Levy, in-service training will be provided for
ing highly o- qualified applicants. Part of the training
el igh speed prepares trainees for the driver portion of
son, Newberry. the Class B Florida CDL. For informa-
ing. Base plus tion or questions, contact the Transporta-
ne opportunity tion Department at (352) 463-3230.
n. Send resume Highly Qualified Substitute Teacher
n Pool Qualifications: Bachelor's De-
gree. Currently certified with Temporary
or Professional Certificate or formerly
certified with Professional Certificate as
teacher in Florida or eligible for same.
tters Once approved, highly qualified substi-
tutes would be eligible for substituting
at $130 a day in pre-approved situations
S where there is a long-term absence in a
r core subject area. All other daily substi-
tuting would be at current daily rates. Ap-
Sply online and contact Human Resources
n department for more information.
Apply online at: http://www.gilchrist-

All applications will be screened. Not all
applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
tions will be accepted until positions are
filled unless otherwise indicated. EEO/
Drug Free Workplace

Gilchrist County Journal

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Unit 5

For Rent

550 per month. Central heat & air.
ast. and security. 506 NE 5th Terr,
16. Call 352-463-0781 or 352-535-


BELL: 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home
$525/mo 1st and security depose

Immediate opening on 2
bedroom apartments with re
assistance. 718 NE 7th Pla
#905, Trenton, FL 32693. C
352-463-7106, TDD/TTY 7
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider,
and employer.

SRental assistance may be availal
2 & 3 BR HC/non HC access
Apartments. 718 NE 7th Place #
Trenton, FL 32693.
Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY
S"This institution is an equal
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5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner finance'
ing. No down payment. $59,900, only
$526/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-

Sfor rent 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully
sit. Call wooded, high & dry. Owner financing.
No down payment. $14,900, $153/mo.
tfnb,8-5 (352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFi-

WANTED Lot or parcel with DW mo-
bile home. Owner Financing Required;
Small down, balance over 10-years. Close
tntal at Title Company. Larry 352-490-5656. -
ce 4tp,12-9-12-30
711. NO MONEY DOWN! 5 & 10 ac tract
al between Bell & Trenton. Owner/Broker:
* 352-221-5256.
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FOR SALE Retail storefront property
in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on
II II Main Street. Call 352-463-7135.
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Damon C. Leggett

Property Appraiser Gilchrist County

112 South Main Street, Room 138

Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st


FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by
MARCH 1, 2011 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption.
In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2011.
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2011.
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of
January 1,2011.
You must then appear personally at the County Property
Appraiser's Office.
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption:
Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.

$500 WIDOW'S /
Any widow/widower who is a
permanent Florida resident may
claim this exemption. If the
widow/widower remarries, she/he
is no longer eligible and if the
husband and wifwee divorced
before his/her death, the woman
is not considered a widow, nor the
man a widower. If filing for the
first time, please present a Death
Certificate or other proof of your
widow/widower status.

Any ex-service member who is a
permanent resident of Florida and
is disabled at least 10% in war or
by service-connected misfortune
is entitled to a $5,000 exemption.
If filing for the first time, please
present a certificate 'from the
United States Government. Under
certain circumstances the benefit
of this exemption can carry over
to the veteran's spouse in the
event of the veteran's death.
Consult your appraiser for details.

EXEMPTION ($500.00)
Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time,
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability:
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or
documentation from the Social Security Administration.
Quadriplegics should contact the Appraiser's Office for special
benefit information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is
an income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's

A Homestead Exemption Granted
For 2010
Will Automatically Be Renewed
For 2011

It is no longer necessary to sign and
return a renewal card for
Homestead Exemption.

If filing for the first time,
you must come
to the Property Appraiser's Office.

For 2011, Gilchrist County residents 65 and
older who meet an income limitation may be
eligible for an additional $25,000
homestead exemption on property which
they have the legal and equitable title to and
maintain thereon their permanent
residence. For 2010, the income imitation
was $25,780. In order to be considered, a
sworn statement of adjusted gross income
of household must be filed with the property
appraiser's office during the filing period of
January 1 March 1.

Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident
of this state at thetime of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in
a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for
the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property
appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an
official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage
of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies
the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.

Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no
later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in
a penalty and an assessment will be made as
provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property
includes property such as business furniture and
fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods,
and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt
from the tax on household goods and personal effects
in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and
qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such
exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April

All owners or lessees of agricultural
lands who desire agricultural
classifications for tax purposes on
their property must file an agricultural
application with the Appraiser
between January 1 and March 1.
Agricultural classifications are
automatically renewed.

IntinuI laion \\I ill b required from all.persons iappl ng toc e\cII pliotns to
dctcrnmmc lihe ticsidency status. If 'lH sb.iind or \Vite is idling tr ione or
hoth. IrCsidellcy doc Umental ioni \ill be rcqiulilcd lor ho
We are at your sen ice and will be most happy
to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
Damon C. Leggett
'roplrl ..rl/ iv'/er' -- (Gilchiristf (ouny
112 South Main Street. Room 138 Trenton. Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190

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Additional Homestead Exemption
How does the doublee homestead" work?
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value
of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000.
For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000). Prior to new law, the taxable
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000).
This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed
value upon which school taxes are based. Also, it does not reduce or
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp-
tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you, have
the Homestead Exemption already.



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John Hance O'Steen Camp 770 assists

with Thanksgiving Baskets and

collecting toys

Left to right standing: Clarence Patterson, Wally Patterson,Shellie Downs, Jim Parks, Arlene Cameron of
the Sheriff's Office, Clement Lindsey, Commander. Sitting: Barbara Lindsey, Annette Lindsey and Lind-
sey Hutson, not shown is Skee Hutson

Clarence Patterson presenting money to Officer Gene Wiggins at the
:John Hance O'Steen Camp monthly meeting.
The John Hance O'Steen Camp be able to assist with funds this year
770 of the Sons of Confederate Vet- for the Thanksgiving Baskets in No-
erans was asked if our camp would vember. At our November monthly


Construction, Inc.
Leslie Sapp
Construction, Inc.

State Certified
General Contractor

State Certified
Roofing Contractor

meeting our members and friends
donated over $300.00 and presented
the money to Officer Gene Wiggins
of the Sheriff's Office. Then in De-
cember John Hance O'Steen Camp
770, the Olustee Chapter 2488 of the
Daughters of the Confederacy and
the Black Hawk Cavalry 856 of the
Children of the Confederacy, worked
together to collect toys for the needy.
Our camp starts in October collecting
toys for the purpose of donating them
to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice to be distributed to the children
in need. This is one project that we
enjoy doing for our community. All
of these Organizations are non profit
and we enjoy working with the Tri-
county area. One of our goals is to
educate the community about our
Southern Heritage plus helping with
these types of projects and events
when needed.

SRWMD board
accepts Water
Supply Assessment
The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District (District) governing
board on December 14 accepted the
District's 2010 Water Supply Assess-
ment, designating four.water supply
planning regions.
The assessment evaluates existing
and projected water uses over a 20-
year period and the impact of those
demands on water resources and
natural systems. It also examines the
availability of alternative water sup-
plies and conservation measures to
meet water needs.
The low-range water demand pro-
jections based on average popula-
tion growth and water use trends in-
dicate that by 2030 water demands
will increase District-wide by 10.3
million gallons per day for all water
use categories. The high-range pro-

section, which accounts for a peak
growth scenario, indicates an increase
of 62.8 million gallons per day.
The assessment shows a decline in
groundwater levels in parts of Ala-
chua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwannee and
Union counties.
"The assessment indicates that the
northeastern portion of the District
may not have sufficient groundwa-
ter supplies to meet water demands
and protect natural systems, such as
stream and spring flows, over the
next 20 years," said Carlos Herd, the
District's water supply project man-
The Alapaha River, Upper and
Lower Santa Fe River and Upper Su-
wannee River basins were identified
as water supply planning regions.
Water supply plans will identify
strategies to offset projected water
resource impacts.
The District is required by law to
develop regional water supply plans
for areas where groundwater sources
are unable to meet demands over 20

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Gilchrist County Journal

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CDA Certified Teachers
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Front row: Haley Z., Macey P., Anna H., Brittany H., Stephen R., Phillip H., Eowyn V., Charlie M.,
Frankie R., Madison C., Isabel S., Aiden L., Makenna T., and Matthew S. Back row: Connie P., Christy
W., Linda C., Kathy S., Kristie D., Bobby S., Candace L., Lula and Matt S.

Kathy's All Things Preschool

celebrates Veterans' Day
To celebrate Veterans' Day, the in honoring our veterans. They col- active military, then walked over to
VPK class from Kathy's All Things ected items to be distributed to our the bank to join in the festivities.
Preschool joined Capital City Bank



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S.. Fanning Springs man charged after

Stwo-vehicle accident Dec. 21

By John M Ayers
A Bell man was stopped at the in-
tersection of SR-26 and CR-307 wait-
ing to turn left onto CR-307 when a
Fanning Springs man slammed into
the rear of his car on Tuesday, Dec.
21 at 6 p.m. reported Trooper Gikas
of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Richard D. Edrington, 39, of Fan-
ning Springs was driving a 2008
Dodge Avenger when he had stopped
at the intersection waiting on traffic

to pass through the intersection be-
fore he turned north onto CR-307.
As the traffic was approaching the
intersection from the east, Steven
J. Moore, 38, of Bell was traveling
from the west driving a 1989 Ford
pickup truck when he failed to stop
for traffic.
The pickup truck slammed into the
rear-end of the Dodge. The impact
pushed the vehicle out into the in-
tersection. The Ford pickup traveled

off to the right of the intersection
and landed off of the roadway on the
shoulder of the highway.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office assisted the Florida Highway
Patrol in having the traffic detoured
out and around the wreckage in this
busy intersection. There were no seri-
ous injuries involved in this accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol charged
Richard D. Edrington with Careless

Local man makes knives from saw blades

Members of the American Legion Post 91 and Auxiliary Unit 91 in Trenton delivered Christmas dinners
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Auxiliary member, Mr. Zimmerman seated, Mr Ruffin and Jose Cintron Legionaires. I

Local veterans bring Christmas cheer

Mr. Ruffin, Mr. and Mrs. Herndon, Fran Hiese, and Jose Cintron.

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The Gilchrist County Journal,will
be open on New Year's Eve.

Senior & Veteran

By Carrie A. Mizell
James O'Berry still has the first
knife he ever made. The year was
1964 and O'Berry made the knife us-
ing a file and a hack saw.
"I won't ever get rid of that first
knife," O'Berry said.
Though his technique has changed
over the years, O'Berry continues to
handmake quality knives, only now
he utilizes saw blades in his construc-
"I make the knives to give as gifts
and I sell them," O'Berry explained.
"I've been doing pretty well."
Knives range from $25 to $50 de-
pending on size, and according to
O'Berry it takes him all day to make
even a small knife by hand.
O'Berry retired to Gilchrist Coun-
ty 15 years ago and enjoys making
knives as his hobby. For more in-
formation on O'Berry's handmade
knives, call 463-3068.

19-year-old boy

dies in truck

By John M. Ayers
A 19-year old man was killed when
he lost control of the pickup truck he
was driving at.4:25 p.m. on Thurs-
day, December 23 on CR-229 east in
Union County.
Sgt. Bryan of the Florida Highway
Patrol reported that Christopher E.
Harvey, 19, of Glen St. Mary, Florida
was traveling west approaching a
curve on CR-229. as the vehicle drift-
ed off of the roadway.
The driver was unable to gain con-
trol of the vehicle before the truck
began to overturn.
The young man traveling by him-
self in the pickup flipped over on the
grassy shoulder of the highway.
Emergency medical personnel were
called to the scene and pronounced
the driver dead.
This accident was investigated by
Sgt. Bryan and the Homicide Investi-
gator was Cpl. Bazinet of the Florida
Highway Patrol.

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Handmade knives are James O'Berry's speciality.

Progress Energy electric bills to be reduced

Florida.Public Service Commission
(PSC) has approved Progress Energy
Florida's request to lower customers'
bills in 2011. The changes requested
by the company will result in an an-
nual savings of more than $90 for
residential customers using 1,000
kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. A
bill for a residential customer using
1,000 kWh will be $119.34, begin-
ning with January 2011 billing, com-
pared to $126.90 currently.
The six percent reduction resulted
from Progress Energy's annual fil-
ings projecting costs for fuel and
purchased power, environmental
projects, conservation programs and
new nuclear generation. Based on the
PSC's decisions, these changes will
save a residential household $7.56
per month on a 1,000 kWh bill com-
pared to current bills. Commercial
and industrial customers will also see
decreases of up to 6 percent.
"Our efforts to control costs
through effective fuel management
and efficient operations are resulting
in savings for our customers," said
Vincent Dolan, president and CEO of
Progress Energy Florida. "We know

every penny counts as many of our
customers continue to struggle with
the lingering recession.
Our more than 4,000 Florida em-
ployees are focused on keeping elec-
tricity safe, reliable, environmentally
sound and as affordable as possible
for th'e 1.6 million households and
businesses that depend on us."
The cost of fuel and purchased
power is down due to the company's
diligent cost management strategies
and lower commodity prices for coal
and natural gas, the company's two
largest fuel sources.
The base rate portion of the cus-
tomer bill will remain stable through
2012 following a June agreement
Progress Energy pursued with cone
summer advocate groups, the Florida
Attorney General and the Office of
Public Council.

The Gilchrist County Court-
house and all County Offices will be
CLOSED on FRIDAY, December 31,
2010 in observance of New Year's
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