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Gilchrist County journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028300/00321
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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Publication Date: 3/3/2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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. 41 www.gilchristcountyjou) al.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, March 3, 2011 Price 50 Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 therAreas
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Tampa man arrested after high-speed chase

By Carrie A. Mizell
A Tampa man was arrested last
week after leading a Florida Highway
Patrol trooper on a high-speed chase
that began near Rock Bluff and came
to an end at the Wilcox curb when the
man fled on foot.
Sgt. Anita Moore of the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office detained
Timothy E. Otto, 41, of Tampa, af-
ter she spotted him walking along
County Road 339 near the Gilchrist
County Jail and recognized him as.
the missing man the Florida Highway
Patrol was searching for.
Later, Trooper Glen Ganus arrived

and positively identified Otto, who
was immediately arrested and charged
with reckless driving, obstruction of
justice, giving false information to a
law enforcement officer, fleeing and
attempting to elude, attaching tag not
assigned to vehicle, driving while li-
cense suspended, and two felony vio-
lations of parole warrants.
Upon arresting Otto, Trooper Ga-
nus closed out a lengthy pursuit of the
suspect that began on County Road
340 near Rock Bluff, where Otto was
spotted in a 1991 Buick traveling at a
high rate of speed.
A 1989 Ford pickup truck driven by

Christopher E. Land, 26, of Bell, was
also traveling at a high rate of speed
behind Otto's Buick west on County
Road 340. At County Road 341, both
vehicles turned south and increased
their speed to at least 88 mph in a
posted 55 mph-zone. Trooper Ganus
was reportedly able to catch up with
the vehicles and conduct a traffic stop
on both vehicles.
After briefly talking to both driv-
ers, and citing Land with unlawful
speed, Trooper Ganus stated that
Otto fled the scene, again traveling
south on County Road 341. Trooper
Ganus again tried to stop the fleeing

driver, who was at times traveling at
100 mph.
Once he reached State Road 26,
Otto turned his Buick west, but it left
the roadway just before reaching the
Wilcox curve. At that point, the vehi-
cle drove across a bike path and onto
County Road 232 where again Otto
reached speeds of 100 mph.
As Otto approached SW 70th Ave-
nue he slowed his vehicle to 35 mph.
Trooper Ganus was able to use a pre-
cision mobilization technique to stop
the pursuit at that time. However,
once the Buick became disabled, the
driver fled the area on foot.

Although a perimeter was set
around the wooded area and a K-9
was used, Otto was able to elude of-
ficers from the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
and Levy County Sheriff's Office.
At 6:27 p.m. Sgt. Anita Moore
spotted Otto and was able to detain
him with assistance from Investiga-
tor Edwin Jenkins until Trooper Ga-
nus arrived on scene.
Timothy E. Otto was arrested one
hour and six minutes after Trooper
Ganus initial spotted him speeding.
He is now being held in the Gilchrist
County Jail.

Dyana Stewart, Source Water Specialist for Florida Rural Water As-
sociation, and Michael Perez, employee of City of Trenton.

City works to create

infrastructure map
By Carrie A. Mizell as fire hydrants, water meters, man-
. A representative from the Florida hole covers, clean-outs, pipe valves,
Rural Water Association was in Tren- lift, stations and even pot holes in a
ton last week showing city officials roadway.
how to utilize the latest technology to "The. project will take several
map out water and sewer lines within months to complete, but will result in
the city. the ability to have a digital map of the
Dyana Stewart of the Florida Rural entire water and sewer system and all
Water Association trained city staff its.components," Brown explained..
members Michael Perez and Taylor' Once collected, all of- the infor-
Br6wn to use a hand-held GPS de- mation currently being recorded by
vice to create a map of the city's wa- the GPS device will be downloaded
ter and sewer infrastructure. With a into a GeoDatabase. The database
hand-held GPS and ground penetrat- will serve as an information storage
ing radar, Stewart, Perez and Brown location, from which the electronic
took to the streets of Trenton cover- map of the town's water and sewer
ing everything west of US 129 andc infrastructure will be created. All
north of Lancaster Street on Tuesday data fields within the database will
and Wednesday. The group also cov- be able to be manipulated as changes
ered all the properties on NE 11th and are made to the water and sewer in-
12th Avenues in Pine Estates. frastructure. This will allow city staff
According to Trenton City Man- to.identify and record areas of water
ager Taylor Brown, the GPS units lines that need replacement, thereby
are used to identify the exact loca- helping prioritize future improve-
tions of infrastructure features, such ments to the water system.

Tigers play 3 games this week

with Alumni game Saturday

This week is action-packed for
the Trenton Tigers varsity baseball
team. The Tigers will host Bronson
on Thursday niglit, travel to Bell on
SFriday night, and play Oak Hall in
Trenton on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Tigers Annual Alumni Game
Swill get underway at 6 p.m. on Sat-
For more information on the Alum-
ni game, call Scott Guthrie at 221-
0 2683 or Todd Bryant at 493-3246.
o For an evening of fun, come out to
c o the ballpark and support the Tigers.
S = All former Trenton Baseball Alum-
Sni are invited to play in the Alumni
=>' Game.
| *o The action will start at 6 p.m. The
SQ Tigers' concession stand will be open
:5 L during the Alumni game, as hamburg-
0 5 ers, hot dogs and plenty of drinks will
z 5 be available.
S0 Stop by the ballfield and visit with
> Z j old friends, meet the 2011 Trenton
R Tigers baseball players, and enjoy a
D- night at the ball park.

'Miss Patsy' retires after

By Carrie A. Mizell
'Shock' hardly describes the look
on Patsy Tlrner's face last Tuesday
night when she entered the Trenton
Elementary School cafetorium and
discovered over 100 friends and
family members waiting to surprise
Students at TES are not the only
ones missing "Miss Patsy's" smil-
ing face and the jar of lollipops
that alwa s sat on the corner.of her
desk; her co-workers are also feel-
ing the loss.
After 32 years at TES, Turner
opted to retire so that she could stay
home and take care of her grand-
daughter, Tinley.
Turner touched so many -lives
during.her tenure in the front of-
fice at TES, that her friends, family
members and. co-workers thought
a celebratory.roast was in order. In
honor of her distinguished service,
a wheelchair met Turner at the caf-
eteria doors on Tuesday night and
-served as her royal throne.through-
out the evening's entertainment.
"I think I am about to- have a
heart attack!" Turner said, once she
was finally able to speak.
Turner's son and daughter-in-
law, Nick and Tiffany Turner, had
told her that they wanted to go to
Gainesville on Tuesday night and
have some professional pictures of
the family made. The family just
needed to run by the school for a
minute before heading out.
To say Patsy and her husband
David were surprised at the sight of
the decorated cafetorium and all the
well-wishers gathered to celebrate
would be quite an understatement.
Considering her retirement truly

Ed and Geraldine Berbaum

Old Time Fiddle

& Folk Festival

is Saturday
Ed and Geraldine Berbaum will be
performing old time fiddle and folk
songs at the Spring Hduse Lodge at
Otter Springs on Saturday, March 5,
beginning at 6 p.m.
The down home concert will be ap-
propriate for all audiences, so bring
the whole family from children to
grandparents. Enjoy the talented art-
ists while they sing, play the man-
dolin, guitar, saxophone, fiddle and
other instruments.
The concert is open to everyone
and is included with camping or day-
use fees. Snacks will be available or
you can bring your own picnic.
For more information, call 463-


years at TES

Trenton Elementary School Principal Riley Deen and Maxie Clark assist Patsy Turner up on stage and
into her wheelchair last Tuesday evening at a retirement roast held in her honor.

marked the end of an era at TES, co-
workers went all out compiling old
photographs into a slide show and
event writing songs in her honor.
Turner's cousin, Maxie Clark,
served as emcee at the informal roast
and didn't mind sharing several fun-
ny stories from their childhood.
"I have worked on copy machines
at a lot of schools through the years
and dealt with a lot of different per-

sonalities," said Clark, who owns
McCrimons Office' Systems in Lake
City. "At Trenton Elementary Schqol
I have always, been met with kind-
ness and respect by Patsy."
With his tongue firmly in his cheek,
Clark went on to say just how lucky
-TES was to have Patsy Turner work
there over the last 75 years.
Former TES principal Jean Ledvina
recalled with a smile that Turner was

always saving the day and keeping
everyone in line 100 percent of the
"Patsy would be there to help no
matter what," Ledvina said. "She
was always ready to hold a child
who just needed'to be hugged. I
know she will truly, be missed at
Turner was one of a Sassy Sisters
Continued to page 10

S_ Collier named top chili cook
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By Carrie A. Mizell
Crystal Collier follows one simple
rule when it comes to cooking: .If
her kids won't eat it, then there is no
point in fixing it.
Not only do Collier's three kids
approve of her chili, but three local
judges thought it was the tastiest bowl
of chili in the county at a competi-
tion held last Friday at the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office.
A fundraiser for the American Can-
cer Society's Relay For Life, the 2nd
Annual Chili Cook Off raised over
$1,000 through entry fees and dinner
Twenty-one citizens dropped off
chili on Friday morning in crockpots
of various shapes and sizes. Chili
ranged in style from traditional to
gourmet varieties that featured mul-
tiple meats, and also in temperature.
One particularly hot bowl of chili
was known simply as, "Blazing Sad-
"We were just hoping for 10 entries
again this year," Sgt. Anita Moore, of
the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office
said. "We ended up selling between
150 and 200 dinners and making
$1,000 which is double what we
made last year!"
. Judges Connie Sanchez, supervi-
sor of elections for Gilchrist County,
Cheryl Nekola, mayor of Fanning
Springs and Kyle Tatoris of Ameris
Bank named Collier's "Chili Willy"
first place in the competition. Second
place went to Jessie Williams who
entered "Love Chili" and third place
was given to Natasha Allen's "Chili

Chili Cook Off winner Crystal Collier accepted her awards from Sher-
iff Daniel Slaughter.

Following the judging, the com-
munity was invited in to enjoy a chili
lunch that included chili, cornbread,
a drink and a homemade dessert for
just $5.
Collier and her daughter Summer
were sitting at a picnic table waiting
to enjoy a chili lunch when a Sheriff's
volunteer called her inside, so she
could be declared the 2011 Top Chili
Cook in Gilchrist County. Collier

was awarded $50 in cash, a trophy, a
certificate and a chili necklace.
The mother of three, who lives
north of Bell, said she read about the
upcoming chili cook off in the Gil-
christ County Journal and decided it
might be a fun contest to try.
"I have been feeling really down
lately," Collier said. "And I just
feel like winning this prize was like
God reaching down and giving me a

Timothy E. Otto



Critical issues concern the city and county

their concerns to each of the commis- sion on Animal Control that was at
sions. the top of the agenda.
Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen wel- "This is the hottest item on our
comed the public and the elected of- agenda," Thigpen explained.
ficials who attended the 5:30 p.m. Gilchrist County Administra-
meeting. tor Ron McQueen was asked by the

A good crowd of residents was in
attendance to listen and provide input
involving animal control, fire service,
transportation issues, and economic
Mayor Thigpen opened the discus-

Schedule of Events for the

Suwannee River Fair
The 2011 Schedule of Events for the Suwannee River. Fair is as follows:
MARCH 10-12
Thursday, March 10:
3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.--Poultry Entry
3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.--Rabbit Entry
Friday, March 11:
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.--Dairy Cow Entry
14:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.--Dairy Goat Entry
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.--Heifer Entry-
5:00 p.m.--Cloverbud Rabbit Show;
After Cloverbud--Rabbit Show
5:00 p.m.--Poultry Show
5:30 p.m.--Rabbit Showmanship
5:30 p.m.--Poultry Showmanship
Saturday, March 12:
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.--Horse Entry
8:30 a.m.--Horse Show
After Horse Show--Gymkhana (Speed) Contest
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.--Dairy Goat Showmanship
After Showmanship--Dairy Goat Show
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.--Exhibitor Milking Contest
Adult Milk-Off
Goat Costume Contest
Open Mock Dairy Goat Show
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.--Ag-Management Contest
12:00 p.m.--Dairy Cow Show
During Show Dairy Cow Showmanship
2:00 p.m.--Heifer Show
After Show--Heifer Showmanship
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.--Rabbit-Poultry-Dairy Release
Friday, March 18:
3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Steer Entry
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Consumer Judging Registration
5:30 p.m.--Primary and Senior Judging Event
6:00 p.m.--Junior Judging Event
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.--Creative Life Skills Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS)
Saturday, March 19:
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.--Swine Entry
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.--Creative Life Skills Entry
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.--Livestock Judging Registration
11:00'a.m.--Livestock Judging Events
1:00 p.m.--Creative Life Skills Exhibits Judging
3:00 p.m.--Home Grown Steer Show
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.--Release of Creative Life Skills PERISHABLE FOOD
5:00 p.m.--Market Steer Showmanship
After Market--Feeder Steer Showmanship
Sunday, March 20:
1:30 p.m.--SRF Alumni Show Registration
2:00 p.m.--Alumni Steer Show
3:00 p.m.--Alumni Swine Show
Monday, March 21:
8:30 a.m.--Swine Showmanship
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.--Creative Life Skills Open For Review
5:00 p.m.--Swine Show
Tuesday, March 22:
8:30 a.m.--Feeder Steer Show
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.--Creative Life Skills Open For Review
1:30 p.m.--Market Steer Show
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.--Release of Creative Life Skills
6:00 p.m.--Fashion Review
Wednesday, March 23:
9:30 a.m.--Sale
12:00 p.m.--Buyers Luncheon
1:30 p.m.-Sale
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By John M. Ayers
Animal Control
The Trenton City Commission
hosted the Gilchrist County Com-
missioners in a workshop meeting
Tuesday, February 22, to discuss
critical issues facing both local gov-
This workshop meeting had been
planned for some time and exten-
sively advertised to have a large at-
tendance so the public could address

Gilchrist Commission chairman to
give the public a brief history in-
volving animal control and how the
animal control committee became
organized. McQueen pointed out that
the Gilchrist County Animal Control
committee was organized ten years
ago and included Gilchrist County,
Trenton, Bell, Gilchrist County Sher-
iff David Turner and volunteers from
the public. A volunteer organization,
Animal Rescue Friends, has been
working in association with the Ani-
mal Service in Gilchrist County. The
City of Trenton was involved in the
animal program until former City of
Trenton Manager Jered Ottenwess
walked out of an animal control com-
mittee meeting.
Mayor Thigpen explained that the
City of Trenton stepped away from
the animal control program due to fi-
nancial reasons.
The City of Trenton has a history
of bad dogs and many cats that are
loose in the community. McQueen ex-
plained since the beginning of 2011,
Gilchrist County animal control has
picked up 13 vicious dogs in Trenton.
McQueen reported in the meeting the
Town of Bell has an agreement with
the county to pickup nuisance ani-
mals for $2,400 annually.
"Trenton needs animal services to
pick up stray dogs in the municipal-
ity," Mayor Thigpen explained.
Mayor Thigpen reported the City
of Trenton wants to be involved in
the Gilchrist County Animal Control
program, but the level of service is
dependent on the amount of money
required for service. Trenton Com-
missioner Tim Kinsey asked if the
committee could review and deter-
mine how many calls would be re-
ceived in the City of Trenton each
Gilcirist County Commissioner
Tommy Langford explained that Gil-
christ Animal Control receives over
300 calls each month to investigate
problem animals.
Trenton City Manager Taylor
Brown explained, "No one wants
to see a child get hurt by a vicious
dog that has strayed into a neighbor's
The Gilchrist County Commission
and the Trenton Commission is will-
ing to work out the issues involving
animal control in the City of Trenton.
Commissioner Tim Kinsey volun-
teered to serve on the committee rep-
resenting the City of Trenton.
The public was asked if they want-
ed to speak out involving Animal
Control Service in City of Trenton.
A resident of NE Fifth Avenue told
the board that Trenton needs a leash
law that requires people with animals
to keep them restrained when the ani-
mal is in public. She pointed out there
are many animals loose that need to
be restrained by their owners.
A resident in southwest Trenton
told the board that a neighbor's dog
came into his backyard where his
daughter was playing and attacked
his daughter. She will have a scar on
the back of her leg the rest of her life,
he explained. The father reported his
neighbor has fourteen mixed chow
dogs in their backyard. The attend-
ing city residents told the board that
Trenton has some serious dog issues
and an exploding population of stray

Jennifer Geiger told the public
the Animal Control program needs
to begin in the City of Trenton. She
explained that community volunteers
could cooperate in the coordination
of animals to be spayed and neutered
and assist,in the operation of the pro-
gram in Trenton.
Fire Service
Mayor Thigpen introduced Fire
Service in the City of Trenton as
another important topic for discus-
sion. He explained the budget for
fire service is $58,000 annually and
Gilchrist County presently provides
$25,000 annually to the Trenton De-
partment for fire service assistance
to Gilchrist County Fire Rescue. The
Commission explained that this is-
sue could also be worked out through
committees before recommendations
are made to each elected board.
Economic Development
The boards discussed Economic
Development in limited detail. The
Gilchrist Commission reported that
Kyle Stone, Executive Director of the
Gilchrist County Chamber of Com-
merce, will be a director and involved
in the Economic Development com-
mittee that is being reorganized. Mrs.
Stone explained in this meeting.that
Gilchrist County needs to prepare to
lodge the people that will be coming
to the Newberry area to participate in
the new archery facility and baseball
Trenton City Manager Taylor
Brown reported that the transporta-
tion concurrency issue would be an
important opportunity involving traf-
fic into Trenton and Gilchrist County.
He also explained that the Nature
Coast Greenway expansion along the
eastern corridor of the former railroad
right of way would be a tremendous
asset to economic development in the
Trenton area. The City Manager was
asked if the City of Trenton would
adopt a resolution in support of
economic development in Gilchrist
County and the City of Trenton. The
Trenton Commission is expected to
take action in a future meeting.


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Yard Sale at

Best Drugs on

Best Drugs in Trenton will hold
a big yard sale on Saturday, March
5, to benefit the American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life.
The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to
1 p.m. behind Best Drugs.
The Best Drugs' staff has several
fundraising efforts going on right
now to benefit the Relay For Life,
including raffle tickets for a country
deer quilt that will be raffled off on
April 1.
A book sale is also ongoing at the
store. Books sell for $1 each and
donations are welcome.
On March 17, Best Drugs will
have a St. Patrick's Day Cake Sale to
benefit the Relay For Life.
For more information call Theresa
Gentry at 463-2240.

From the

Shelves of

Bell Library

It begins with an innocent mission
that turns into a quest for revenge.
Deadlock, with lightning fast pac-
ing, plot twists, and shocking betray-
als, is Iris Johansen at the top of her
game in a thriller about vengeance
and trust; friendship and loyalty;
good and evil.
The Overton Window, a rip-roaring
read of the first order, is as good a po-
litical thriller as you're going to find
this year. A novel by Glenn Beck, it
is ripped from today's headlines and
destined to be as controversial as it is
eye-opening. No matter your poli-
tics, this Hitchcockian thriller will
have you turning pages well into the
Author of the month is J. A. Jance.
Books are behind the desk; check
them out.
Thanks to all the volunteers, in-
cluding new ones, we have some new
hours. :
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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The Middle School Baseball Team at Trenton High School: back row: Coach Allen, Hamp Cheevers, Ja-
son Hartley, Brian Worley, Kade Rogers, Dakota Horlocker, Corey Barbera, Michael Smith--front row:
Landon Williams, Taylor Stewart, Samuel Whitley, Aaron Brown, Trace Adkins, Ryan Rood. The coaches
are Coach Worley and Coach Allen.

Trenton ties with St. Francis in limited game
The Trenton Tigers JV Baseball team hosted St. Francis on Tuesday, February 15. After taking a 1-0 lead, the Ti-
gers fell behind 5-1 until the fifth inning when they rallied to tie the game 5-5. The Tigers had a chance in the sixth to
take the lead but fell into a double play that eliminated them a chance to score. St. Francis capitalized in the seventh
on a number of errors and took a 7-5 edge. The Tigers showed good resolve when they came back to tie the game in
the seventh inning as Sam Gray scored on a passed ball.
Due to the time limit within the JV game; the final score ended in a tie at 7-7. This now puts the JV record at 1 win,
1 loss and a tie as they beat Hawthorne to open up the season and lost a tough road game at Dixie County.

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Ferrell Gas upgrades to

pneumatic shutoff valves
This picture was taken around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February
23, in the vacant lot next to the old Ferrellgas plant. They were
burning propane out to empty the tank in accordance with NFPA
(National Fire Protection Association) 58 compliance. ByJuly 2011,
says the NFPA rule, all LPG storage tanks with greater than 4,001
gallons capacity, are to have pneumatic shutoff valves installed.
Simply put, the valves are held open by a small plastic air line that
holds a constant pressure. In the event ofa fire, or any other acci-
dent that could puncture, break, or melt the plastic line, the valve
would automatically close. In the past, if something went wrong, a
valve would have to be manually closed. Now, if something were to
go wrong, the valve will close itself. It is rather costly for companies
having to retrofit the new system on old tanks, but a much safer
system overall.

SRWMD Governing Board

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, the Suwannee River Water Management-Dis-
trict's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225
CR 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The meeting is to consider District busi-
ness and conduct public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters.
A workshop will follow the Governing Board meeting.
On Monday, March 28, 2011, 1:00 p.m., a Governing Board teleconference
meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at
3:30,p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
PLEASE.BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made at such meeting or hearings, he will 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.
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. March 3, 2011

Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.027 ft. -0.197 ft. 2.759 ft. 0.389 ft.
Mar 3, 11 12:39 AM 7:36 AM 1:34 PM 7:38 PM
Fri 3.052 ft. -0.109 ft. 2.887 ft. 0.173 ft.
Mar 4, 111:18 AM 8:02 AM 1:56PM8:13PM
Sat 3.026 ft. 0.013 ft. 2.996 ft. 0.008 ft.
Mar 5, 11 1:55 AM 8:27 AM 2:17 PM8:45PM
Sun 2.959 ft. 0.153 ft. 3.091 ft. -0.108 ft.
Mar 6, 11 2:30 AM 8:51 AM 2:38 PM 9:17 PM
Mon. 2.856 ft. 0.305 ft. 3.170 ft. -0.177 ft.
Mar 7, 11 3:04 AM 9:16 AM 3:00 PM 9:49 PM
Tue 2.718 ft. 0.469 ft. 3.229 ft. -0.193 ft.
Mar 8, 11 3:40 AM 9:41 AM 3:23 PM 10:22 PM
Wed 2.544 ft. 0.656 ft. 3.249 ft. -0.154 ft.
Mar9, 114:17 AM 10:09 AM3:50 PM 11:00 PM
New Moon: 3/4 3:47 PM Apogee: 3/6 3:00 AM

Springhouse Quilter
Springhouse Quilters got the new
year off to a big quilting start for
2011 by holding several training
workshops for members in January
and February.
Several members joined together
for these workshops and made quilts
for their personal use and to place
in the upcoming quilt festival. The
workshops were conducted by mem-
ber teachers, Terry Major and Chris-
tine McGee. They did a great job in
leading the members in making two
great quilts: the block-in-a-block and
the easy and striking French Rose rag
applique quilt. Each quilt was unique
and different since the members se-
lected fabrics and colors of their
choice. The quilts were pieced to-
gether during the workshops and are
now being quilted to be given away
or placed in the Suwannee Valley
Quilt and Craft Festival.
Springhouse will be a featured quilt
group in the Trenton depot plus they
will have a gift shop in the building
next to the Gilchrist County Journal
on Main Street in Trenton. Members
have been busy making handmade
gifts for the gift shop. Please visit the
gift shop during the festival and just
see what is available.
The festival will being at 9:00 a.m..
If you want unique gifts for special
events, visit the Springhouse Gift
Shop during the festival on March 12
and also view all of the quilts which
will be available for viewing.
For additional information, contact
Lois Scott, 463-2207.
Lois Scott, publicity

Palms Medical
Group offers
$5 Pap tests
Palms Medical Group is offering
$5 Pap tests to.women in various lo-
cations during the months of March-
and April. No appointments are nec-
essary and walk-ins are welcome.
The Pap test is one of the most re-
liable and effective cancer screening
tests available. Women should start
getting regular Pap tests at age 21,
or within three years of the first time
they have sex, whichever happens
first, according to the Center for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention.
To encourage more women to get
a Pap test, Palms offers this low-cost,
one-day clinic once a month at one of

Ahmed El-Mahdawy's Challenge
(Kent Heaton)

The Gainesville Sun (Gainesville, Florida) reported
Friday, February 25, 2011 on a speech by Ahmed
El-Mahdawy who is the administrator of the Hoda Center
mosque in Gainesville. During the speech El-Mahdawy
suggested that people should realize the parallels
between Islam and Christianity. "Therb is not a single
thing that you willfind in the Koran that is not in the Old
Testament or the New Testament, he said. He further
explained that Muslims believe in a single god and that
Jesus Christ, Moses and others were Muslim.
Those attending the function were seeking to bridge
the gap between the religion of Mohammed and the
religion of Jesus. While the efforts are commended for
the effort of bringing understanding and peace it should
be noted the lack bf clarity on the part of El-Mahdawy
concerning the teaching of Jesus who understood fully
that He was the Christ. Jesus prayed to His Father in John
17:3, "And this is eternal life, that they may know You,
the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have
sent." You will not find that in the Koran.
If the gospel writer Matthew (who was one of the
twelve apostles) is to be believed then Jesus knew He
was the Christ. Matthew referred to Jesus as the Christ
seventeen times in his gospel. Fifteen times in his gospel
Matthew makes reference to Jesus fulfilling prophecy
including seven times the life of Jesus fulfills the Old
Testament writers. .The gospel of Matthew is a
documentary on the Jewish lineage of Jesus to prove that
He is the Christ, the Son of God. "The book of the
genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of
Abraham" (Matthew 1:1). You will not find that in the
Another apostle of Jesus named John wrote of the

character of Jesus as being God. "In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things
were made through Him, and without Him nothing was
made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was
the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not comprehend it" (John 1:1-5).
This sets Jesus apart from any man that has ever lived or
ever will live. No man can embrace the character of God
as Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 2:22). You will not find that
in the Koran.
The apostle John records the great discourse of Jesus
before His death (John 13-17). Jesus explained that He
would be leaving to prepare a way of salvation and was
questioned by another apostle -named Thomas. He said to
Jesus, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and
how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am
the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through Me" (John 14:5-6). This single
verse sets Jesus apart from all religious leaders. Jesus
unmistakably, undoubtedly, succinctly declared entrance
to Jehovah God was through Jesus Christ, and no other
means is available. There is only one way, one truth and
one life and no one mark His words no one will be
allowed to. come before the "Father except through
Me"! That eliminates all others every man who has
ever lived,
One man named Jesus Christ is the only hope men
have. He is the only one that eternal life can come from.
Only through His blood can a new life after death be
given. And you will not find that in the Koran or any
other book written by man.

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

their office locations. Palms Medica
Group has offices in Bell, Branford
Chiefland, Gainesville, Starke, Tren
ton and Williston.
Pap testing dates and locations:
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When: Thursday, March 10 from I
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When: Wednesday, March 16 front
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When: Thursday, April 7 from 1 tc
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When: Thursday, April 14 from
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Suwannee Chapter ol
the Florida Trail
Association will hold
monthly meeting
The Suwannee Chapter of th
Florida Trail Association will hold it
monthly meeting on Monday, Marcl
14, 2011, at the Suwannee Rive
Water Management District Offic
from 7-9 p.m. on US 90 and CR 49
2 miles east of Live Oak. The public
is welcome!
Our program will feature: Our ow:
Trail Coordinator, Don Neale, whi
will give us an introduction to th
art of orienteering and also include
an overview of the Florida Nationa
Scenic Trail in our area.
After the program, stay for a dis
cussion about Suwannee Chapter'
upcoming local hikes and campinI
trips, many of which are open t
the public. The Suwannee Chapte
maintains many miles of the Florid
National Scenic Trail along the bank
of the Suwannee River for the hikin
Contact Chapter Chair, Sylvi
Dunnam at 362-3256 or dunnamsC
windstream.net for details on the pro

In the February 24, 2011 issue c
the Gilchrist County Journal, Jir
Mash was incorrectly identified a
Jim Nash. We apologize for any in
convenience this mistake may hav

Lottery Numbers


February 23
Lotto Drawing:
No winners of the $17 million jack
5-Digit Winners:
33 at $6,176.00
4-Digit Winners:
2,052 at $78.00
3-Digit Winners:
45,584 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:


February 26
Lotto Drawing:
No winner of the $20 million jack-
5-Digit Winners:
45 at $5,175.00
4-Digit Winners
3,089 at $65.50
3-Digit Winners:
63,773 at $5.00
Midday Play 4 Drawing:
Evening Play 4 Drawing:
Midday Cash 3 Drawing:
Evening Cash 3 Drawing:






t Carrie, our daughter, dragged me
and a couple of my friends to a res-
taurant, the likes of which I have
never seen before, last Friday. She
has been rattling on and on about this
f place for about a month now and how
good their food is. She kept telling me
that I just would not believe it, and
she was right. As I sat in the Exxon
Station at one of seven mismatched
tables I still could not believe it.
But as the line began to form for
e takeout a good 20 minutes before
s they started serving lunch, I started
h to realize she was on to something.
r T-Rays Restaurant is located at 202
e South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach
, in an Exxon Station that looks like it
c only stopped pumping gas last week.
The gas pumps are still in place out
n front, and it looks like you would be
o more likely to fill up on gas than fill
e up on fried shrimp or better yet on a
e juicy hamburger. One small plywood
al sign with a large hamburger painted
on it is the only indication that this
Place even serves food.
S When we arrived at just after 11
o'clock, several of the tables were
filled already. Now mind you the
place is small; the dining room is in
[r the inside of the small gas station. We
Noticed a sign on the counter which
s said T-Rays is Closed, and I almost
g panicked, but in a few minutes a man
sitting at the counter said that they
a would be open in a few minutes;
& they were just getting ready to cook
- lunch. He was no doubt a regular
and seemed to know .a lot about the
place. In fact, I'm willing to bet he
shows up most everyday to act as
volunteer host. In just a few minutes
f all the tables were full, and the as-
m sorted styles of plastic lawn chairs
and tables located out front were also
Sfull of would-be diners. Along about
ethe time the line winding through the
tables inside the dining room and out
the front door reached 25 or 30 peo-
ple, I heard one man say to another,
"You ordering a hamburger? Man,
they have the best hamburgers in the
whole state of Florida, right here."
The line consisted of mostly lo-
cal working people stopping in for
the Friday special of Fried Shrimp
for 12.95. There were a few first
timers who had heard about T-Rays
and ventured down the side street to
check it out for themselves. Carrie
told us about eating there on a Thurs-
day when the special was Chicken
and Dumplins or as the menu lists
them "Chicken Slicks." She said
they were great but the fried shrimp
were the best. Now, I have to tell you
my girl knows her food and she was
not wrong about the shrimp com-
ing right off the boat (never frozen)
straight into T-Rays talented cooking
staff's kitchen. I haven't had shrimp
so good since we rented a house out
in the panhandle near Port St. Joe and
we were buying shrimp off the boats
and cooking them ourselves. As I bit
down on a plump shrimp and savored
it, I realized the line was long for a
S very good reason.
s Big Ray (that's T-Ray's father)
served us our food and made us feel
like part of the family. Friendly old
'fashioned Southern hospitality came

Big Ray
as natural to Big Ray as drawing a
breath. He made Angie, Karen, Car-
rie and me remember wvhy we .like
Georgia folks so much.
I guess the old saying is right "if
the food is good the ambiance or lack
thereof does not matter."
So if you are ever in Fernandina.
stop by T-Rays 'and eat a hamburger
or if it's Friday don't pass up the fried
Oh, by the way if you don't like
shrimp, chicken and dumplins or
hamburgers (I just can't imagine
that) you can always order a fried
bologna sandwich for $5.95 right off
the menu.

John and I are both fans of pound
cake but a full size pound cake is a
little more than 1 want around tempt-
ing me so last week I tried this loaf
pan size cake and it was good. The
lemon gave it a little fresh spring fla-
vor which we enjoyed.
4/Pn/O Stznld C, ae
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons real butter
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 . cups plus 3 tablespoons cake
teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 cup sour cream
zest of one lemon
teaspoon lemon extract
Take out the butter, sour cream
and eggs so they become room tem-
perature before you begin making the
cake. Preheat '6ven- to '325. degrees.
Beat butter and sugar until light and
creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beat-
ing well after each one is added.
Sift flour and then measure. Sift
together flour, salt and baking soda.
Add the flour mixture, alternately
with the sour cream. Begin and end
with flour mixture.
Pour batter into greased and floured
loaf pan (9x5 inches). Bake at 325
degrees for about one hour, and ten
minutes. Bake until a wooden stick
(toothpick) inserted in middle of
cake comes out clean. Let cake cool
in pan. Remove.cake from pan and
drizzle lemon glaze over the top.
o/01 ,i f/laze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
Mix all in small bowl with spoon un-
til smooth, use immediately.

S Got


The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP)
Program will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,
March 10, 2011, in the Gilchrist County Commissioners' Building at 210
South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The class is free and open to the
Anyone applying for a SHIP loan is required to attend a SHIP class.
If,you have any questions, please call the SHIP Program office at 352-
Charlotte Pedersen
Program Administrator
Pub. March 3, 2011

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TES students dance

with the Dazzlers

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On Sunday, February 20, these Trenton Elementary Students had the oppor-
tunity to spend the day with the Gator Dazzlers. They spent the afternoon
learning a dance routine which they were able to perform during halftime at
the Lady Gator basketball game. The elementary school students shown, left
to right, are Mariah Lancaster, Kinsey Akins, Charlee Hines, Hannah Hahs.

Happy Birthday wishes to Jenni-
fer Smagaoz, Bruce Smith, Nicholas
Quincey, David Brown, and Rubert
Nobles on March 3; Cindy Castor
Kandi Rose, Claudia Dees, and Sum-
mer Butler on March 4; Niko Sims,
Lisa Cavallaro, and Cheryl Lucero
on March 5; Kate Akins, Chris Pel-
letier, Bruce Kincaid, Kevin Benson,
Frank Colson, and Jade Kinard on
March 6; Linda Boyette, Mary El-
len Stolle, C.D. Moore, and Harry
Coleman on March 7; Ed Langford,
Brittny Keeling, McCoy Hilliard,
T. J. Rose, Trevor Bass, Joy Morris
Schultz, and Pam Parrott on March
8; Lynn Jordan, Richard Dickerson,
Veta Washington Spralding, Jordan
Hagan, Sara Huber, Andrew Davis,
Samantha Davis, Brent Wilkerson,
Raymond Jordan, Dorothy Pearson,
Melissa Martin, and Terry Boyd on
March 9.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Eric and Thersa Erickson on March
5; Terry and Robin Boyd on March
6; and Louis and Marie Wallace on
March 7.

Gilchrist County
Marriage Applications
Alvaro Juarez Balderas, 1/19/1980,
and Juana Jimenez Juarez, 12/6/1987,
both of Trenton.
Steven Charles Boyd, 6/2/1974,
of Trenton, and Denise Janet Smith,
4/28/1980, of Fanning Springs.
Jason Allen Fowler, 7/3/1982, and
Alyssa Courtney Vath, 3/22/1983,
both of South Bend, Indiana.
MarkAndrew Shinabery, 3/1/1968,
and Brittainy Nicole Frazier,
4/18/1987, both of Lancaster, Ohio.
Timothy Lee Roberts, 5/4/1967,
and Amanda Joy Towne, 6/15/1976,
both of Windsor, Vermont.

Recorded Marriages in
Gilchrist County
Denver D. Patterson, 2/21/1987,
and Jamie L. Chaplin, 9/15/1985, of
Chiefland, were married on 2/23/2011
in Trenton by Mrs. Cynthia A. Chad-
wick, notary public.
Dustin Keith Dickens, 8/7/1985,
and Kristen Nicole Rueth, 2/17/1988,
both of Trenton, were married on
2/19/2011 in Fanning Springs by Jan-
ice E. Smith, notary public.
Christopher Michael Nobs,
7/14/1990, and Renae Hanna Filler,
10/21/1990, both of High Springs,
were married on 2/19/2011 in High
Springs by Rev. William O'Steen.
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Chamber Connection
Gilchrist County Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee Meeting--March
4 at the Bell Community Center at 7
Capital City Bank in Trenton--
Yard sale on Saturday, March 5, 8-1
benefitting Relay for Life. We will
be accepting any donations up until
then at the bank. Contact Rose at
The Gilchrist Republican Execu-
tive Committee 2nd Amendment
Day Turkey Shoot--March 5 at 9
a.m. at the Sheriff's Firing Range on
Hwy. 129 between Trenton and Bell
behind the rodeo arena. There will
be a gun drawing for a Weatherby
270 for 1st prize, a Maverick 88 12-
gauge shotgun for 2nd prize, and a
Ruger 10/.22 rifle for 3rd prize: For
tickets or more info, contact David
Biddle at 352-339-0445.
Jean Clough from representa-
tive Cliff Stearns office will be at
the Trenton Senior Center on March
7 from 12:00-2:00.
Gilchrist County Woman's Club
Cookbooks--on sale now at the Gil-
christ County Courthouse or through
Woman's Club members. $20 each
or 2 for $30.


Otter Springs activities

Parents, do not forget, we will
partner with the Trenton Library for
It's Time to Read literacy program,
taking place at the park on Saturday,
March 12, from 10:00 a.m.-ll:00
a.m.; pre-registration is highly rec-
On March 5 and March 26, Otter
Springs will host the Folk and Fiddle
Concerts featuring The Berbaums at
6:00 p.m. at the lodge.
For more information on the con-
certs, literacy program or our future
Breakfast in the Park, check out our
Facebook page or call us at 463-

Suwannee River
Shrine Club dinner

The Suwannee River Shrine Club
will have a Chicken and Dumplings
Dinner with green beans, tea and des-
sert on Friday, March 11, from 4:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a $7 donation.
Take-outs are available.
Everyone welcome!

To a Loving,




Happy 80th


Selma Lord Lindsey Thf


Family and friends


This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible
Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate
and timely tax return.

Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property

Q. What is Tangible Personal Property?
A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real
estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as
furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances,
signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased
equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn
Q. Who must file?
A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has either
a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed
agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who
lease, lend or retit property must also file.
Q. Why must I file a return?
A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal
property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's
office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has
determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the
form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way,
the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal
Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your
obligation to file.
Q. How can I obtain this form?
A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible
Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the
Property Appraiser's Office.
Q. What if I have no assets to-report? Do I still have to file a
A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out
items I flrouglh 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of
why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and
rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies,
rented equipment or household goods.
Q. If am no longer in business, should I still file the return?
A. Yes, if you were not in business on January I of the taxing
year, follow this procedure:
I) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and
the manner in which you disposed of your business assets.
Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
2) Sign and date the return.
3) Have your signature notarized.
4) Mail the return back to this office.
Q. What is an office or field review assessment?
A. When a tax return is not filed by April I we are required to
place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents
an estimate based on the value of business with similar
equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your
responsibility to file an accurate return.
Q. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on
the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in
August of each year?
A, Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If
you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the
actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the
opportunity to review all the pertinent facts.

$25,000 Tangible Personal
Property Exemption
In order to receive this new exemption, you must
file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April
1, unless an exemption has been granted.
tangible Property Return shall be considered an
application for the exemption and will be applied
to the first $25,000 of assessed value for the TPP

To inquire for more information about
Tangible Personal Property please contact:
Damon C. Leggett
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
112 South Main Street, Room 138
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208
Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year Who is
responsible for the taxes?
A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is insufficient
property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on January I would be responsible for
the difference. Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a
business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing agent to
avoid problems in this area.
Q. What if I receive more than one tax return?
A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one
location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return.
Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and
written off the books?
A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or
not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Q. Do I have to report assetsthat I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are
provided in the rent?
A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those
assets. Even though the assets are assessed to thie owner, they must be listed
for informational purposes.
Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report?
A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must
be filed on all assets by April 1.
Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo fora few months, do I have to
file a tangible personal property tax return?
A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature,
you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should
be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal
property included in tie rental unit.
Q. Are there deadlines and penalties?
A. The deadline for filing a timely return, is April I. After
April I, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per
month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is
required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO

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April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return.
* Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any
equipment that may have been "Physically Removed".
List those items in the appropriate space on your return.
* If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule
that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your
complete return.
* Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as
last year".
* It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of
assets since depreciation on each item may vary.
* Please include your estimate of fair market value and
the original cost of the item on your return. They are
important considerations in determining an accurate
* Additional information regarding filing is provided in
the instructional section of the return itself.
* If you sell your business, go out of business, or move
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Jleart Matters
By Angle Land

"But Mom.... Everyone else is ..."
What parent hasn't heard this plea?
In fact, according to our children, no
other kid they know has a curfew,
any restrictions, or parents who are
out to ruin their life! We probably
even remember using this line on our
folks...and the standard response,
(say it with me) "So, if everyone else
jumped off the bridge, 1 guess you
would want to do that too!"
Since we all desire that certain
quality or unique talent to make us
valuable, it seems odd that during
the years those talents and qualities
could be discovered and nurtured, we
fight so hard to be like everyone else.
One explanation is that our children,
especially during the teen years, are
searching to find out who they are
and where they belong...desperately
seeking to fit in with their own gener-
ation. Stands to reason when we look
at the definition of identity: "the set
of behavioral or personal characteris-
tics by which an individual is recog-
nizable as a member of a group."
The early generations of God's
children as a nation struggled with
the same identity crisis. In 1 Samuel
8:5, the Bible records their petition to
the prophet Samuel: "...now appoint
a king to lead us, such as all the other
nations have." In verses 10-18, Sam-
uel gave the people a host of reasons
why being like everyone else was not
a good thing, but according to verses
19-20: "... the people refused to lis-
ten to Samuel "No!" they said. "We
want a king over us. Then we will be
like all the other nations, with a king
to lead us and to go out before us and
fight our battles." (italics mine)
Was their desire for a king wrong?
I don't believe so...God indeed had
a plan for Israel to have a king... but

that's a later story. It was their mo-
tive that missed the mark. According
to Leviticus 20:26, God has called Is-
rael to be a holy nation, set apart and
unique among all other people. In
searching for their identity by trying
to be like everyone else, they missed
the distinctive purpose that was in-
tended for them!
As parents, part of our job is to help
our children understand this concept.
Too often we say yes to our kids be-
cause we are tired of struggling with
them, or don't want them to be left
out. Or, perhaps we have the strength
to say no, but we don't go far enough
to help our kids see the options they
can say yes to, leaving them frus-
trated and angry. Our children have
not yet traveled the road of life, and
they need our wisdom, maturity and
courage in order to make good deci-
sions today and for their future.' It
is our responsibility to convince our
kids of their unique identity, found in
Christ... because their hearts matter!
Blessings, Angie

4200 NW HWY 340
Bell, FL


March 6 9, 2011
Sunday morning @ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday evening @ 6:00 p.m.
Monday thru Wednesday
nightly @ 7:00 p.m.


of Faith Baptist Church, Old Town, FL
For more info, contact Pastor Rev. Jimmy Corbin @ (386) 935-3575

"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 352-463-2028
bethelit@bellsouth.net www. backtobethel. org


6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669

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

SFirst Baptist Church
118 NE 2nd St., Trenton, FL
"Obedience Rring~s Rlessings"

Keith McConne

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Associate Pastor of Children and Youth
II Zane Salyers

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College Preparatory School

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Log Cabin Quilters


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State Fair winners for 2011 are, left to right, Winnelle Horne with Log Cabin Heart (red sid
ribbon), Laura Fisher with Swans (red ribbon), Peggy Williams with the Roses quilt made Tha
by the Log Cabin Quilters that she did embroidery work (red ribbon); Pat Osowiecki with T
her Santa Christmas tree skirt (red ribbon) and Cheep Housing quilt (red ribbon), Jannie sauc
Bicknell with her Butterfly Garden (red ribbon) and Ailien Rikooi with her Hoffman chal- pea
lenge wall hanging (white ribbon). pie;

Church News


Old Town Methodist
Women will host
Evangelist Cheryle
Cheryle Touchton, evangelist and
celebrated author, will speak on
Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m.. at the
Old Town United Methodist Church.
Come, bring a friend and join us af-
terward for cake and coffee or tea.
Contact Dot Halvorsen if you have
any questions: 352-542-7697.

Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church to host
The Mt. Horeb Baptist Church lo-
cated at 3449 NE County Road 340 in
High Springs will host a Homecom-
ing on March 13, 2011. The guest
speaker will be Bro. Lewis Cooper.
Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and Sun-
day school begins 10:00 a.m.
A revival will follow on March
14-18 and the guest speaker will be

Bro. Lewis Cooper. Revival services
begin at 7:00 p.m. each night.
Kim Langford

Trenton United
Methodist Church has
expanded its education
The Trenton United Methodist
Church has. recently expanded its
education department to include two
older adult Sunday school classes,
a young adult class and a children's
Sunday school class. A nursery is
also provided during Sunday school
and church services. Mrs. Pat Engle-
field and Mrs. Donna Hayes provide
instruction for the children's Sunday
school class; Rev. Dale Elzie leads
the young adult class; and Jason Sur-
rency is in charge of the youth group.
The church is pleased to have these
able leaders in their education depart-
ment headed by Mr. David McCoy.
Trenton United Methodist would
like to have anyone who is interested
to join them for Sunday school at
9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and

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(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 .....................:00 AM
SEvening 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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Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
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 Worship ............................... .......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
AW ANA .............................. ........... ........... 6:30 8:15 p.m .
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career .................... 7:00 p.m.
SNursery provided for all services ~

New Beginning
Baptist Church
P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
(One Block Past Otter Springs Resort)

Bro. Christopher Ruggles

Cell: 352-222-0896


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

their morning worship
11:00 a.m. The church is
203 NE 2nd Street in Tre
more information, call Jan
463-1391 or the church off

Lenten season sch
at Trenton United
Methodist Church
To celebrate the upcomi
season leading up to Easter
ton United Methodist Cl
hold an Ash Wednesday
noon on March 9 with L;
Sam Schofield, conducting
vice. From that date unti

he Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, February 24,
ie Levy County Quilt Museum. We now have all
quilts and crafts from the fair. We brought home
ibbons out of 27 entries. We did so good. It is
b each year but we enjoy it. We have records of
a year we have entered quilts and one day we will
how many we have done. Mark Scohier of the
efland Citizen went with us on the bus. His ar-
e was in last week's paper and was great. Thanks,
Ve had a great group with us and everyone had a
d time. Much goes on each week and so much
be learned. If you want to learn to quilt, knit or
;het, come on Thursday and someone will gladly
you with your project.
reg and seven young men were out Tuesday and
y got so much done. We are starting to plant out-
Sand next week our quilt batting comes in from
th Carolina and they will cut it into assorted sizes.
nks, Lancaster.
hursday lunch was so good with noodles and
:e, squash, peas, scalloped potatoes, potato salad,
salad, broccoli salad, eggs, brownies, chocolate
and so much more.
Winnelle Home

service at day, April 20, the church will be open
located at from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for any-
nton. For one who wishes to visit for prayer
lice Lee at and meditation.
ice at 463- On Maundy Thursday, April 21,
there will be a service at 7:00 p.m.
and again on Good Friday there will
be a 7:00 p.m. service.
The Trenton United Methodist
ledule Church will hold an Easter sunrise
service at 7:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday
h followed by a sausage and pancake
breakfast put on by the Methodist
ng Lenten men. The regular worship service, on
r, the Tren- Easter only, will be held at 10:00 a.m.
iurch will with a time of hymn singing from
service at 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. instead of Sunday
ay Leader, school.
y Lead er, For more information, call Janice
g the ser-
il Wednes- Lee at 463-1391 or the church office
at 463-2877.

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

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Each Night

at 7:00 pm

Sunday Morning Bible Class 10 am

Sunday Morning Worship 11 am

Sunday Wednesday 7:30 pm

For Information: (352) 463-1082

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taking part in a type 2

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* Do you have high blood sugar also known
as Type 2 Diabetes?
* Are you Black/African American and
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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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BES recognizes

January students of the month
Bell Elementary School recognizes their January students of the month. The character trait for the month
was Enthusiasm. On back row, left to right, are Samantha Mathews, Aubrey Cook, Jessica Coney, Brayden
Sasser, Reese Rankin, Zachary Simpson, Jarrett Cannon, Hailey White, Molly O'Sullivan, and Kerceton
Walker. Students on the middle row are, left to right, Garrison Tompkin, Levi Ferguson, Kaycee Sheffield,
Kendra Perry, Tristen Townsend, Josh Mauldin, Susannah Gray, Miranda Gartin, Deborah Karr, Caleb
Drake, and Jordan Douglas. Front row students are, left to right, Deja Trotter, Connor Hastings, Kera
Kriechbaum, Hailey Minshew, Charity Aderholt, Emma Myrick, Rachel Ivey, Sabastian Moore, and Tif-
'fany Ritter.

Tigers earn two wins to remain undefeated

By John M. Ayers with 2 outs, Stephen Smith singled to
St. Francis traveled to Trenton to left. Caleb Smith then dropped a bunt
play the Tigers in a district baseball down the third base side that Hughes
game on February 22. Both teams mishandled. Hughes overthrew first
were undefeated coming into the base allowing the speedy Stephen to
Tuesday night contest. score from first and Caleb Smith to
St, Francis started their ace, senior stop at third. Caleb scored from third
Matthew Hughes, on the pitching on a wild pitch by Hughes giving the
mound. Hughes did a great job keep- Tigers a 3-0 lead.
ing the Tigers off balance. He pitched Sophomore pitcher Hunter Wil-
a complete game giving up only 2 hits liams led the Tigers on defense.
and no walks. However, the Wolves' Williams started for the Tigers and
defense made several crucial errors pitched all 7 innings a complete
that the Tigers were able to capitalize game shutout striking out 10 and
on to score their runs. walking only 2. The Tigers won a
In the second inning Hunter Par- hard fought game 3-0 and Williams
rish singled to left; as he rounded first improved his pitching record to 2-0.
base he was able to sneak into second ---
on an errant throw by the left fielder. The Tigers went on the road to
Parrish then jumped out to steal third Branford to face the Bucs in a Dis-
on the fourth pitch to Trenton's Ced- trict 5 2A baseball battle on Febru-
ric Stokes. Stokes hit a ground ball ary 25. Branford had only one loss
that was misplayed by the 3rd base-. coming into the game. That loss was
man allowing Parrish to'score the first against Chiefland the week before.
run. In the third inning, the Tigers The Bucs and the Tigers both felt that

Jr. Class Fundraiser -

Smoked Chicken Dinner

March 11, 2011
11 am-1 pm

Meal includes:

Smoked Chicken, green beans, baked beans,
bread, and a dessert

Deliveries will be made to businesses within
the city limits of Trenton and Bell.

Meals can be picked up at the
Country Cleaners in Trenton.




The Bell FFA Chapter will have
its Annual Plant Sale
March 4 and 5
in front of the
Agricultural Building

on Bell Ave.
Friday March 4
from 8 A.M. till 4 P.M. and
Saturday March 5
from 8 A.M. till 2 P.M.
All kinds of landscape plants
and trees will be available.
Come out and support
:." the FFA students. ;:-

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this was a pivotal game in the District
standings. Branford had held their
ace, Josh Hansen, out of the first two
games of the week to save him for the
The Tigers were up 7-0 thru the top
of the fourth inning. Senior Caleb
Smith started on the mound for the
Tigers and had faced only nine bat-
ters through the first three innings. In
the fifth inning Caleb was replaced
by his younger brother, freshman
Stephen Smith. Stephen struck out
the first two batters before giving up a
solo home run to left center by Bucs'
senior shortstop Johnston. Johnston
was the only Branford batter to have
multiple hits in this game. Smith
settled back down and did not give
up another hit in the game. Stephen
walked one batter in the sixth inning
and two in the seventh. In the sev-
enth inning the Bucs had runners on
first and second with two outs when
Stephen threw a nasty curve ball to
senior Josh Hansen with a 1-2 count
that got the final call. Stephen ended
the night facing 13 batters in three
innings, giving up only one hit with
four strike outs and three walks. Ca-
leb earned the win and improved his
record to 2-0 and the Tigers won 7-3
and improved their record to 4-0, ex-
tending their 2011 win streak.

Dennis to join Xi Phi
Chapter of Phi
Theta Kappa
Amanda Jo Dennis of Bell will be
inducted into the Xi Phi Chapter of
Phi Theta Kappa in a ceremony at
Florida Gateway College on March
3,2011. Ms. Dennis is a 10th grader
at Bell High School who is dual
enrolled. She will be majoring in
Liberal Arts/General Studies. She
is the daughter of Tracey and Stacie
Dennis of Bell.

From left to right are Zachary Russo, Jakerria King, Coach Green, Jakob Russo, David Ellison and
Coach Akins who are enjoying the new TES PE basketball goals purchased with Boxtops for Education
Submitted has new basketball goals for PE class equipment possible. A big thank
Trenton Elementary School stu- as a result of their hard work. Thank you goes to Laura Petersen, the
dents worked very hard to clip and you to parents, family and friends of -TES Boxtops for Education Coor-
collect Boxtops for Education since TES who made the purchase (over dinator.
the school year started. TES now $2,000) for this much needed PE

Bell Band sends 12 to State Solo and Ensemble

The District Solo and Ensemble
Assessment was held on February 25
and 26 at Buchholz High School in
Gainesville. Participants from Bell
Middle and High School Band earned
10 Excellents and 36 Superiors, and a
record 12 are going on to State Solo
and Ensemble in Tallahassee at God-
by High on March 21.
The following solos were per-
6th grade--A.J. Home received
an Excellent on a Snare Drum solo;
7th grade--Travis Sheffield received
a Superior on an Alto Saxophone
solo, and Katrina Douglas received a
Superior on a Flute solo; 8th grade--
Taylor Ferguson received a Superior
on a Clarinet solo; 9th grade--An-
drew Griffith received an Excellent
on a French Horn solo, Kendy Powell
received a Superior on a Flute solo,
Lacey Ash received a Superior on a
Tuba solo, Kira Travis received an
Excellent on a Trumpet solo, Cody
Smith received a Superior on a Tenor
Saxophone solo, Courtney Cannon
received a Superior on a Trombone
solo, and Kati Thomas received a
Superior on a Trumpet solo; 10th
grade--Thomas Waldron received
a Superior on a Timpani solo, Tyler
Cutts received a Superior on a Clari-
net solo, and Tyler Weaver received
an Excellent on a Trumpet solo; 11th
grade--Braxton Railey received a Su-
perior on an Alto Saxophone solo,
Britt Railey received an Excellent on
a Snare Drum solo, Timothy Griffith
received an Excellent on a Trumpet
solo, Trevor Mikell received a Su-
perior on an Alto Saxophone solo,
Ashley Neese received a Superior
on an euphonium solo, Justin Mar-
tin received an Excellent on a Clari-
net solo, Audrey Philman received
an Excellent on a Clarinet solo, and
Michelle Speck received a Superior
on a flag solo; 12th grade--Gabri-
elle Hunter received a Superior on
a Trumpet solo, Stephen Martin re-
ceived a Superior on a Snare Drum
solo, and Melanie Deane received a
Superior on a Clarinet solo.




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The following ensembles were
Clarinet Quartet received a Supe-
rior by performers Melanie Deane,
Justin Martin, Tyler Cutts and Audrey
Philman; Trombone Duet received
an Excellent by performers Sterling
Sauls and Trever Bare; Saxophone
Trio received a Superior by perform-
'ers Alexis Spoehr, Trevor Mikell and
Cody Smith; Percussion Ensemble
received a Superior by perform-
ers Larah James, Brittany Phillips,
Thomas Waldron, Trevor Mikell and
Cody Smith; Indoor Guard received
a Superior by performers Michelle
Speck, Victoria Ryan, Katie Welton,
Megan Sites, Carson Stewart, Karrah
Broadie and Natalie Morgan.
The following students qualified for
State Solo and Ensemble on March
21-23 by receiving a Superior on a
level 5 or higher: Michelle Speck as
a solo, Stephen' Martin, Braxton Rai-
ley, Tyler Cutts, Melanie Deane, Ga-
brielle Hunter and the Indoor Guard

with Michelle .Speck, Megan Sites,
Victoria Ryan, Karrah Broadie, Car-
son Stewart, Katie Welton and Nata-
lie Morgan. Best of wishes to these
Sara Dipardo and
Stephanie Martin

*TES to celebrate
National School
Trenton Elementary School will be '
celebrating National School Break-
fast on March 7-11. The theme this
year will be breakfast detectives. We
will be having lots of fun and lots of
visitors. Please come join your child
and have some fun. Breakfast is
served 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702

3/3 3:00-5:00pm 'ARAfternoon
3/3 3:30pm Track Meet vs/Lafayette county
5/7 pm JV/V softball game vs/Lafayette county
6:30pm Varsity baseball game vs/Taylor county
3/4 5/7:30 pm JV/V baseball game vs/Trenton
5/7 pm JV/V softball game vs/Dixie County
3/5 Junior Class Car Wash
3/7 7:00pm MS baseball game vs/Trenton
3/8 4/6 pm MS/V softball game vs/Bronson
5/7:30 pm JV/V baseball game vs/Chiefland
3/9 3:30pm Weightlifting meet vs/Chiefland/Dixie
3/8 3-5 pm Family Reading Night

MS Baseball vs Bronson
JV/V Softball vs Chiefland
V Baseball vs Bronson
JV/V Baseball vs Bell
V Baseball vs Oak Hall
MS Baseball vs Bell
JV/V Baseball vs Hawthorne
Boys Weightlifting Meet vs Bronson

4:00 pm
5/7 pm
5/7 pmi
1:00 pm
7:00 pm
4/7 pm
3:30 pm


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Tiger Gym

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_ Obituaries

Mr. Gilbert Beck
Mr. Gilbert Beck, son of J.L. and
Freida Beck, passed away at the age
of 70 on February 27, 2011. Funeral
services will be at Country Side Bap-
tist Church in Gainesville on Sunday,
March 6, 2011. Visitation will be at
the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Funeral service will immediately fol-
low the visitation. The burial with
military honors will be in the Nation-
al Cemetery in Bushnell.

Mr. Lee Roy Campbell
Mr. Lee Roy Campbell, age 70,
passed away unexpectedly on Tues-
day, February 22, 2011, in Mac-
clenny. Lee was born on March 5,
1940, in Prescott, Arizona, to Charlie
C. Campbell and Lula Tyner Camp-
bell. He moved to Bell in 1994 from
Zephyrhills. He proudly served in
the U.S. Air Force, was a commer-
cial tire technician and was a member
of the Bell Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his
daughter, Lee Anna Campbell and a
brother,,Rueben C. Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Linda
Lawson Campbell of Bell; two sons,
Eric R. (Marla) Campbell and Ken-
neth C. Campbell, both of States-
boro, Georgia; a sister, Faye Shelly
of Lake of the Pines, Texas; and a
brother, Billy Joe Campbell of Mal-
vern, Arkansas.
A memorial service was held on
Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Bell
Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor Paul Watson, Pastor Wayne
Tanner and Brother Ethan Powell of-
Arrangements were under the care
of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. David Milton
Mr. David Milton Gillespie, 69,
passed away unexpectedly at his resi-
dence on February 24, 2011.
David was born on March 10, 1941,
in Wayne, Ohio to Carl and Marian
Miner Gillespie. He moved to Bell
five years ago from Boise, Idaho.
David served 20 years in the U.S.
Air Force, was a Vietnam War Veter-
an where he was an air craft mechanic
and crew chief. After his service from
the Air Force, he worked 30 years at
the Veterans Administration. He was
a member of the Disabled American
Veterans.Tri-County Chapter 233 and
the American Legion.
He is survived by two daughters,
Debbie (Jerry) Falgoust of Pinellas
Park and Heidi Gillespie of Boise,
Idaho; two sons, John (Cindy) Gil-
lespie of St. Petersburg and Bill Gil-
lespie of O'Brien; two sisters, Joyce
Singrey of Williamsville, Ohio and
Nancy Kreitling of Bosey, Minne-
sota; two brothers, Daryl Foltz of
Bell and Richard Gillespie of Ando-
ver, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and three
A Memorial Service will be held
on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 3
p.m. at. Watson Funeral Home with
Pastor Russell Clark officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to: The American Diabetes
Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alex-
andria, VA 22312 or to the American
Heart Association, 3801 40th Ter-
race, Gainesville, FL 32606.
Arrangements are under the care of
Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Mr. Esau "Two Hawks"
Mr. Esau "Two Hawks" Johnson
passed away Saturday, February 26,
at the age of 66 at North Florida Re-
gional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah
Johnson; his two sons, William John-
son and Thomas Johnson; three step-
sons, Jeff Allen, Jim Allen, and Da-
vid Allen; one stepdaughter, Angela
Amundson; five grandsons and one
granddaughter; two sisters, Sarah
Hooks and Jane Barnes; and two
brothers, Edgar Johnson and Cawlie

Mrs. Ida Bell Lee
Mrs. Ida Bell Lee of Old Town,
passed away Sunday, February 27,
2011, at the Tri County Nursing
Home. She was 92.
Mrs. Lee was first and foremost a
homemaker and a mother. During
the 1950s, she cooked for Chris An-
derson at Chris' Restaurant in Fan-
ning Springs for nearly seven years.
She was a former scout leader for the
Brownies and Girl Scouts and en-
joyed decorating for Christmas, shell-
ing peas, cake decorating and flower
arranging. She was a member of the
Old Town First Baptist Church where
she was a Sunday School teacher and
a member and officer with WMU.
She taught GAs and- served for a
while as the church clerk.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 55 years, Lonzie
Lee; granddaughter, Carol Johnson;
grandson, Buddy Parsells; and grand-
daughter, Trisha Parsells.
She is survived by sons, Henry
(Gail) Lee of Lake Helen; and Rob-
ert Wayne Lee of Old Town; daugh-
ters, Beatrice Barry of Old Town,
Christine Parsells of Newberry, and
Mary (Jerry) Saylor of Old Town; 15
grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren
and 27 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 2:00
p.m. at Old Town First Baptist Church
with Rev. Royce Hanshew and Rev.
David Downing officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Old Town Cem-
etery. A visitation was held Tuesday,
March 1, 2011, at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been placed
under the direction of Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mr. William "Bill" Lewis
Mr. William "Bill" Lewis, 76, co-
owner of Windmill Ranch and Auc-
tion of Branford, died Wednesday
February 16, 2011, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center in Gaines-
ville. He was the son of the late
Donnie Grodzicki. He had lived here
for the past twelve years after mov-
ing from Ft. Lauderdale; He loved
fishing, was a member of the Mason-
ic Lodge in Forest Park, Georgia; the
Social Order of the Shrine; and The
Yaarab Temple in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was a loving husband, grandfa-
ther, and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of forty
seven years, Gloria Lewis of Bran-
ford; one son, David Williams Lewis
. of Dallas, Texas; five daughters,
Rhonda Lynn of Wisconsin, Robin
Dalton of Branford, Rebecca Lewis,
of Branford, Melanie Cosentino of
Lake City, Cynthia Lewis of Bran-
ford; fifteen grandchildren, Ryan
and Michael Dalton, Ashley Schick,
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Joshua Whiting, Ian and Micailah
Cosentino, Lacey Lewis, Danny Rat-
ley, Matthew Knight, Andrew Arm-
strong, Ryan and Katlyn Lewis; and
thirteen great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at a later day.
Cremation arrangements are un-
der the direction of Gateway-Forest
Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City.

Mrs. Eva Virginia Miller
Mrs. Eva Virginia Miller, 78, of
Old Town, passed away. Saturday,
February 26, 2011, at Shands of UE
Mrs. Miller moved to Old Town
from Riverview in 1989. Her life was
devoted to being a homemaker and a
mother, caring for her family. She
worked for 11 years for Kraft Foods.
She enjoyed gardening and working
in the yard, sewing, cooking, baking
and playing the piano. She belonged
to the Golden Ages Club and New
Prospect Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her son, Jimmie Ray Miller; and
grandson, Grady Lynn Boyett.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her
husband of 61 years, Jimmie Miller;
daughters, Janice (Wayne) Allen,
Kathryn (David) Starling and Linda
(Arnold) Boggan; seven grandchil-
dren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thurs-
day, March 3, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at
New Prospect Baptist Church with
Rev. James E Harris, Rev. Wayne Al-
len and Rev. Floyd Tillman officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at the New
Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at the church
one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home in Cross City

Mrs. Leola Lucille
Mrs. Leola Lucille Pendland of Old
Town passed away Tuesday, Febru-
ary, 22, 2011, at Haven Hospice in
Chiefland. She was 85.
Born in Branford, Mrs. Pendland
moved to Old Town 34 years ago
from New Port Richey. She was a
homemaker and a mother and helped
her husband run a floor covering busi-
ness and the Flamingo Lounge. She
was a member of the Moose Lodge,
the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was
a Baptist. Mrs. Pendland enjoyed
watching TV and playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Eddie Pendland, who passed
away in 1980; parents, Early Stan-
ley and Annie B. Denton; brothers,
Virgel Kelly, Donald (Dewee) Kelly
and Leon Kelly and sister, Gracie
She is survived by daughters, Shir-
ley Sabbides, Sandie Thomell and
B. J. Simmons; sons-in-law, Charles
SSabbides and Lynne Simmons;
grandchildren, Dawn Michelle Walk-
er, James Edward Thornell, Tammy
Simmons and Wendy Simmons;
great grandchildren, Tina, Dean and
Austin; brother Carl Kelly; sisters,
Edna Peacock and Pauline Davis and
several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Mon-
day, February 28, 2011, at New Pros-
pect Baptist Church Cemetery with
Rev. Mike Whistler officiating.
Arrangements were placed under
the direction of Rick Gooding Fu-
neral Home in Cross City.

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Division: DR
6810 SE 65TH AVE.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on J. B. Fishman,
whose address is 6810 SE 65th Ave.,
Trenton, FL 32693 on or before March 2,
2011, and file the original with the clerk
of this Court at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST.,
TRENTON, FL 32693, before service
on Petitioner or immediately "thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Family
Law Form 12.915). Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address oh record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or. striking of
By: Jeannine Milito
Deputy Clerk
Pub: February 10, 17, 24 and March 3,

County Board of County Commissioners,
in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will
hold a REGULAR MEETING on Mon-
day, March 7, at 1:30 p.m., in the Board
of County Commissioners Meeting Fa-
cility, located at 210 South Main Street,
Trenton, Florida. The following is a pro-
posed 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 p.m. Ordinance 2011-03; Re-
ducing Speed Limit on SW 25th
2:30 p.m. Road Department Report
3:00 p.m.''Prclamation 2011-02;
Children's Week
3:15 p.m. Resolution 2011-09;
Amending Travel' and Vehicle Use
3:30 p.m. WORKSHOP; 'Crops
Grown on Site' Ordinance
4:00 p.m. Ordinance Review Work-
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. March 3, 2011b.

To Whom It May Concern:
Town. Council, of the Town of Trenton,
will on Tuesday. March 8, 2011, at 5:30
p.m., consider the Petition to Close and
Vacate a Public Road submitted by THE
HOWELL THUT, regarding the closing
of alleyway described as follows:
That alleyway lying East of Lots 2, 3,
and 6 and West of Lots 1,4, and 5, all of
Block 18, Town of Trenton. Gilchrist
County, Florida.
All persons are invited to attend and be
The Town Council will consider the
adoption of a proposed Resolution at the
Council Meeting held at the Town Hall at
114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida.
Please be advised that if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by the
Town Council of Trenton, Florida, with
respect to any matter considered at said
public hearing, that person will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose that person may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Pub. February 24, and March 3, 2011

RFP Emergency Management
Contractual Services
The Gilchrist County Emergency
Management will receive sealed bid
documents at the Emergency Management
Office at 3250 N US Hwy 129, Bell,
Florida .32619 until WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM.
Proposals received will be publicly
opened on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30,
2011 at 12:00 PM for the following:
Any proposals received after
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:00
PM, will be retained at the Emergency
Management Office. Emergency
Management reserves the right to reject
any and all documents received, waive
formalities and re-advertise and award
the RFP in the best interest of Gilchrist
The Board of County Commissioners






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The City of Trenton Board of City
Commissioners will meet in Regular
Session Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:30
p.m. in the City of Trenton Community
Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue,
Trenton, FL.
.Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Unscheduled Guests
D. Consent Items
1. Regular Meeting Minutes for
February 8, 2011 and
February 22, 2011
2. Financial Reports and
E. StaffReports
1. Code Enforcement for February
2. Fire Department for February
3. Police Department for February
4. Public Works for February
F. Action Items
1. Hall of Fame Nominations
2. Application from'Trenton United
Methodist Church to Vacate
3. Delegate Representative
to Gilchrist County Economic
Development Board
4. Resolution 2011-02 City of
Trenton Supporting reduced
requirements for Concurrency
G. Discussion Items
1. Police Chief Hiring Process
H. Board Member Requests
I. City Attorney Report
J. City Manager Report
K. Adjourn
person decides to appeal any decision
made by the-Board with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Taylor Brown
City Manager
Pub. March 3, 2011

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trees. Flow\ering vines, grasses, hanging
baskets. Japanese maples and magnolias.
And much more at Allen's Nursery 5124
SE 11\\-55A. Old Town. Current Hrs.
Mon.-Sat. 9-5. 352-542-7284 or 352-

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HAY: Fertilized Coastal Bermuda. Large
Round Rolls. Barn-stored. Excellent
quality. $45/roll. Cow Hay $35/roll. 352-

HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly
fertilized. net x\rapped. \ eed free. Coastal
Bermuda $45/roll. Pensacola Bahia $35/
roll. Call 352-949-0222.

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Weighs approx. 950 lbs. $2.50/lb. hanging
weight or $1.50/lb. on the hoof. Call 352-

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8-3023 School Diploma or equivalent. Must have
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\\ ork for FCCPC. Must have one of the fol-
on .4rirow- lowing: AA degree or higher: OR at least
citing fami- 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited
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s. topsoil. Substitute Teachers. Qualifications: High
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the District office for more information.
tfnb.5-28 Bus Driver Trainees / Substitute Bus
Drivers. Qualifications: High School Di-
brands. ice ploma required. Training: 40 hours of
nation. EPA. in-service training will be provided for
352-949- qualified applicants. Part of the training
prepares trainees for the driver portion of
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or questions. contact the Transportation De-
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,and lon- Pool. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree.
era's. Currently certified with Temporary or Pro-
'p fessional Certificate or formerly certified
\\ith Professional Certificate as teacher
tfin. 1-03 in Florida or eligible for same. Once ap-
proved. highly qualified substitutes would
:: New in- be eligible for substituting at $130 a day
ed and in- in pre-appl:ovcd situations where there is
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applicants will be interviewed. Applica-
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Sally P. Corbin to Hilda Corbin
Gipson and Ronald P. Gipson, Sr.,
warranty deed, $1.00, on 2/21/2011.
Nancy Ries, Daniel M. Mazaika
Trustee, and the Daniel M. Mazaika
Revocable Trust to Mary Snook,
warranty deed, $126,000.00, Lot 23
Holly Forest, on 2/23/2011.
Jonnie Sue Kelley and Gloria E.
Hollister Estate to N.L. Vincent and
Betty Sue Vincent, personal repre-
sentative's deed, $210,000.00, Lot 21
and Portion of Lot 22 Block 1 Suwan-
nee River Highlands, on 2/23/2011.
Doris Garrison to Gilbert L. Ross
and Cynthia J. Ross, warranty deed,
$16,100.00, Campsite #56 Waccasas-
sa Campsites Unit 1, on 2/23/2011.
Home Equity Mortgage Corp, Shir-
ley Schwartz, and Isaac Sussi to Trot-
ter Farms, quit claim deed, $10.00,
Lots 14 and 15 Trotter Farms, on
David L. Ward and Barbara J. Ward
to David L. Ward Trustee, Barbara J.
Ward Trustee, and the David L. Ward
and Barbara J. Ward Revocable Trust,
quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 2 and 3

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C-232 Ranchettes, on 2/23/2011.
The Trust for Public Land to Tren-
ton Missionary Baptist Trustees a/k/a
Trenton Missionary Church Trust-
ees a/k/a Trenton Ebenezer Baptist
Church Trustees, Trenton African
Methodist Trustees a/k/a Trenton
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Trustees a/k/a Bethel African Meth-
odist Episcopal Church Trustees, quit
claim deed, $10.00, on 2/24/2011.
Jennifer M. McConnell to Shawn
P. Hutto and June Lovett Hutto, gen-
eral warranty deed, $63,995.00, on
Johnnie E. Potts and Laurice J.
Potts to Kenneth W. Thompson and
Rhonda Y. Thompson, warranty deed,
$16,000.00, Lot 18 Block D Santa Fe
Oasis, on 2/25/2011.
Stephen J. Mahn and Christopher
S. Mahn to Crystal Marie Lath-
rop, warranty deed, $87,000.00, on
Robert Fillyaw and Lacy Fillyaw
to Tammy R. Eddy, general warranty
deed, $54,900.00, on 2/25/2011.

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Two of our Joyful Hearts, Linda Berry and her mother, Jackie Moore,
took everyone's handiwork to the State Fair.

Joyful Heart Quilters and Crafters

Yes, the Joyful Heart gals are alive
and, for the most part, well. And to
prove it, we entered eleven pieces in
Tampa's State Fair and managed to
come home with eight ribbons...not
too bad.
Lu Rowland received an Honor-
able Mention for her Swedish weav-
ing entry as did Elaine Nemeth for
her Candle Wicking Quilt.
Jackie Moore took a third place'
ribbon for her Swedish weaving and
Myrle Gilkey did the same for her
Christmas crochet entry.
Linda Berry brought home a sec-
ond place ribbon for her Swedish
weaving entry and Elaine Nemeth
took second place for her ."Sting
Ray" wall hanging.
Ann Mangone, who creates such
fabulous works of art, captured a first
place ribbon for her one of a kind
"Chinese Dog"', Quilt. And remem-
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"Somethin' To Crow About" was go-
ing to be really something' to crow
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first place in that division and crow
we did.
Linda, Jackie, Betty Jo, Diana, and
Betty Jo's friend Berta all made the
trip to Tampa to visit the fair, enjoy-
ing all the entries, people watching
and indulging in fun, fattening, fair
Several of our ladies are ill or have
loved ones ill. We need to remember
Lu Rowland, Marvine Deer, Martha
Foster, Lera Townsend, Ruth Wilker-
son, Evelyn Wood, Alberta Swanner,
Barbara Strom and Alice Binns in our
thoughts and prayers.
Our Valentine's Day party was
great fun and we're looking forward
to our, "bring a finger food to share,"
St. Patrick' Day gala on Wednesday,
March 16.....wear green!.
We still meet every Wednesday at
9:00 a.m. at the North Gilchrist Vol-
unteer Fire Station on CR 138 be-
tween SR 129 and 47.
When you're feeling stressed, re-
member....Moses started out as a bas-
ket case and look what the Lord made
of him. 'Til next time....
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Gilchrist County Most Wanted

Brandon Baranoski--Violation of
Probation/Driving While License
Suspended or Revoked; W/M 5'05"
150 lbs.; brown hair; brown eyes.
Please call the Crime Stoppers hot-
line at 352-463-STOP (7867) with any
information. All calls remain anony-
mous and may be eligible for a small
reward of up to $1,000. You may also
visit www.gilchristcrimestoppers.org
for more details and a listing of more

From the Desk of
Gilchrist County
Sheriff Daniel
Weekly Sheriff's Report
February 28, 2011
On February 22, 2011, James G.
Martin 3/11/45 was arrested for Driv-
ing under the Influence of Alcohol or
On February 22, 2011, Timothy
E. Otto 5/9/69 was arrested for Flee-
ing Attempting to Elude, Habitual
Driving while License Suspended
or Revoked, Resisting Arrest with-
out Violence, False name to Law
Enforcement Officer, Attached Tag
not Assigned, Hillsborough County



Kenneth Sheppard--Failure to Ap-
pear/Driving While License Suspend-
ed or Revoked; W/M 5'11" 165 lbs.;
black hair; hazel eyes.

Tracy Kennedy--Multiple Warrants;
WIF 5'06" 147 lbs.; brown hair;
brown eyes.

Warrant for Violation of Probation
- Confinement of Animals without
Food/Water, Reckless Driving.
On February 24, 2011, Tina K.
Hamm 1/18/78 was arrested for Do-
mestic Battery.

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Pa e Ten


War II


All World War II Veterans are in-
vited to attend our meeting on March
10 at 11:30 a.m. at the new Bar-B-Q
restaurant at the Carriage Inn Motel
in Cross City.
The menu lists a full variety of
foods. This is the third year we have
sent a donation to support the Sol-

diers Angels program. Thank you for
your generosity.
Come join the camaraderie, bring
your spouse, a friend or a fellow
veteran. If you have any questions
call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310
or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697.
God bless all our veterans and God
bless America.

'Miss Patsy" retires after
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subculture of friends and co-workers
at TES who traveled together, and as
Marsha Cook said, "No trip you ever
took with Patsy ever turned out like
you thought it would!" .
A number of friends spoke about
experiences they have had with "Pat
Pat" over the years. Though laughter
filled the cafetorium throughout the
evening, the spirit of the evening was
to honor Patsy Turner's big heart,
which has shown love to hundreds .
of students needing an extra hug over .\
the last 32 years. ..


years at TES

JROTC qualifies for state

.Patsy Turner is surrounded
Cook and Minnie Stalvey.

by her friends Kimberly Hines, Shelia Wilkerson, Michelle Smith, Marsha

JROTC cadets from Bell High School at the Area 2 Drill Meet trophy presentation.

On February 19, Bell High School's.
JROTC Color Guard and Drill teams
traveled to Ocala to participate in the
Area II Drill Meet at Westport High
School. It was a chilly morning, the
tension was high, and all of the ca-
dets were nervous about how well

they would perform. Although the
competition was extremely tough
among the seven other schools who
attended, Bell's JROTC teams were
able to beat the other schools by
having three teams selected to par-
ticipate in the State Drill Meet. The
Male Mixed Armed Squad received

a second place trophy, while the Fe-
male Armed Squad finished in fourth
place. Also qualifying was the female
Unarmed Squad. These teams are re-
ally looking forward to competing in
the Florida State Drill Meet on April
2 in Lakeland. Good Luck Cadets!
Dennis McGill
COL (Ret), USA
Senior Army Instructor
Bell High School

Evening of Bluegrass
SThe Dixie County Historical Soci-
ety will be hosting another evening of
Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel mu-
sic for your enjoyment on Saturday,
March 5, 2011, at the Old Town El-
ementary School Auditorium located
at SR 349 and CR 55A. The music
will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

seniorr Center

March is here. The weather is im-
proving, so come on out and enjoy
the many programs at your Senior
Center. Emory Philrpan's exercise
classes are continuing on Monday
and Wednesday mornings from 10:30
til 12. Starting March 15, he will be
adding evening classes on Tuesday
and Thursday nights. Our Monday
afternoon crochet classes have been
going great with 12 participants.
Come and join them from 1-3. On
Wednesday afternoon a new knitting
class will be starting from 1-3. Paint-
ing and drawing classes continue on
Thursday from 1-3. Friday, March
4, at 10 o'clock the free bus to Wal-
Mart will run and have you back for
lunch at the Senior Center.
Friday, March 11, will be lunch with
Capital City Bank at 11 o'clock.
Friday, March 18 and 25, will be
bingo with Barbara from 10 til noon.
No charge will be made for any of
the programs at the center, but if you
would like to make a donation for
lunch, it is acceptable.
If you have a talent that you would
like to share, please let someone
know as we always have room for
more volunteers.
Don't sit home alone; come to the
center and make new friends.
Norm Conti, President
SREC Advisory Board

Spring Ridge VFD pancake breakfast

The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department invites you to their next
monthly pancake breakfast at the fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
.5, and run until at least 10:00 a.m.
All residents of the northeast Gil-
christ County area and surrounding
communities are invited to attend.
Representatives from the Florida
Division of Forestry will be on hand
to answer questions from the public
about outdoor burning at this month's

breakfast. They were unable to at-
tend last month's breakfast as origi-
nally noted. Blueberry, walnut and
plain pancakes will be served, along
with sausages, eggs, coffee and juice.
As usual, the cost for the breakfast
will be a donation to the fire depart-
ment. 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 neigh-
bors. See you on the first Saturday of
March (and every month)!

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