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Title: Gilchrist County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Thetis F. Fisher
Place of Publication: Trenton Fla
Creation Date: March 1, 2012
Publication Date: 01/3/2013
Frequency: weekly
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 82 Years
207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693

Vol. 82 No. 33 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 ,$22.00 A Year InTri-County Area (Gilchrist,
V. 82 www. gilchristcountyjournal.net Trenton; Florida 32693 Thursday, January 3, 2013 Price 50 Dixie&LevyCounties), 2800OtherAreas
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Prescribed burns

will be conducted

locally this month

By-Greg Marshall
. ...Gilcrist Count) Forester
Wildfires can cause major environ
mental, social and economic dam
ages. The loss of timber, wildlife
habitat, homes and even lives may re
sult from a devastating wildfire. Thi
wildfire that does not start is the one
that does not have to be fought.
Prevention, one of the most impor
tant goals for the Florida Forest Ser
vice, is the key in helping to reduce
the number of human caused fires
;Even though Florida is the lightning
capital of the world, arson and es
caped debris burning are still the tw(
main causes of wildfires in Florida
Smokey Bear remains an active par
of bur overall prevention message
but our work goes beyond Smokey
The Florida Forest Service has sever
al educationand mitigation program
aimed at reducingall types of humar
caused fire.
Florida's fire dependent ecosys
teams and year round fire season pose
a challenge to wildland fire fighters ii
their attempt to continually educate
Floridians and visitors about wildfire
danger in Florida and Prescribed Fir
use in Florida.
Remember, there are good fires
and bad fires. In the winter months
prescribed fires, or good fires, wil

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be conducted throughout the state in
order to reduce fuel. improve \ilJd-
- life habitat, and restore longleaf pine
- ecosystems. Recently, prescribed
e fires have been conducted in sur-
- rounding counties which has caused
e smoke to be seen on the horizon.
e When a cold front passes conditions
become favorable for prescribed fires
- such as lower humidity, consistent
- wind speed and direction and a more
e a stable atmosphere. Since we have
. been getting consistent rain recently
g it is likely you will be seeing more
- smoke in the area.
o If you have any questions re-
Sgarding prescribed burning or want
t Smokey to visit your school, 'contact
,the Florida Forest Service at 352-
. 463-4196. To learn more about other
- services provided visit the Florida
s Forest Service at http://www.florida-
n forestservice.com.

SSite plan for

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Sand Family

SDollarTM will

-be considered


By Carrie A. Mizell
Next week Gilchrist County
residents will get a sneek peak of what
a McDonaldsT and Family DollarTM
would look like in downtown
Representatives from Twin Rivers
Capital LLC are expected to make
a formal presentation to the City of
Trenton's Planning and Zoning Board
during a-5:30 p.m. meeting.
If passed, McDonaldsTM and
Family DollarT could soon be
built on land that currently boasts
Trenton's historic May House, which
serves as the law offices of Ted Burt
and Mark Feather, between First and
Second Streets.
Twin Rivers Capital LLC
representatives are expected to
present Site Plan 13-01, a site and
development plan application, to the
Trenton Planning and Zoning Board,
which is made up of the Trenton City
Council members.
Trenton City Manager Taylor
Brown has been working with Twin
Rivers Capital LLC representatives
for some time, on the project,
answering questions related to
development within the Trenton city
At press time, it had not been
determined if the May House would
be moved or demolished.

judge Ed Philman, shown at right, issued the Oath of Office to Sheriff Bobby Schultz, as his wife Betty Lou looks on. Mariam Newton also
supported her husband, Todd Newton as he was sworn in as Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court and Sheriff

sworn-in to office Mondav

By Carrie A. Mizell
With their right hands raised in the
air, ic cen-tl elected Clerk of Court,
Todd Newton, and Sheriff Bobby
Schultz were given the Oath of Of-
fice on Monday, Dec. 31.
Applause from a crowded Court-
room B rang out as Judge Ed Philman
shook hands with both men, while
offering. encouraging words, "God
bless you."
With his wife, Mariam by his side,
Newton thanked the crowd gathered
for all their support and prayers, over
the last year, as he sought election as
Clerk of Court.
"To all my staff, I want you to
know that I'm excited for the op-
,portunity to work with you," Newton
said. "I'm looking forward to serving
the people of Gilchrist County."
Newton defeated Democrat Susan
Owvens in the General Election, held

on November 6, 2012. In the Clerk of
Court race, Newton garnered 4,520
votes to Owens' 3, 260 votes.
A lifelong resident of Gilchrist
County, Newton said it was his love
for home that prompted his decision
to run for Clerk of Court. Through-
out his campaign, Newton main-
tained that he was not a politician,
but he does have the qualifications
and expertise to successfully manage
the Clerk's Office for many years to
Newton's son, Will, was very excit-
ed to be in the Courtroom B on Mon-
day and see his father being sworn
in. As the Newton family waited for
the proceedings to begin on Monday,
Todd walked in the door and was met
by his son, who was also a coat and
tie for the occasion.
"Da-da, are you the judge?!" Will
asked, with a smile.

With a laugh, Todd Newton ex-
plained to his young son that no, he
was not the judge.
Instead. he will serve just down the
hall, as the Clerk of Court for Gil-
christ County.
Like Newton, Bobby Schultz had
an opportunity to address the crowd
after being sworn-in. Schultz said, "I
am a very blessed man, who is thank-
ful for the opportunity to serve the
citizens of Gilchrist County"
Schultz said he meant every word
he spoke while pledging to serve, and
he plans to work to see that Gilchrist
County is a safe community.
"Most of all, I want to thank my
'Heavenly Father for all the blessings
he has given me," Schultz said.
Schultz is a 20-year veteran of
law enforcement and investigations
within the judicial system. He cited
the need for a higher level of pro-

fessionalism, accountability, consis-
tency and fiscal responsibility as the
motivation for his candidacL'.
In the General Elecnon, Schultz
got;3,952 votes to Republican Robert
Roux's 3,914 votes.
Since then, Roux has filed a civil
lawsuit against Bobby Schultz, Su-
pervisor of Elections Connie D.
Sanchez, in her official capacity, as
well as Gilchrist County Canvassing
Board members Sheree H. Lancaster
and D.Ray Harrison, Jr.
In the lawsuit, Roux claims that
Schultz was not a "properly quali-
fied elector" and that he should be
named sheriff instead of Schultz, as
the number two candidate or the elec-
tion results should be voided.
A hearing on the lawsuit will be
held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 3:30 p.m..
in Courtroom A, inside the Gilchrist
County Courthouse.

Passing in a No Passing Zone

leads to rollover
By Carrie A. Mizell
No one was injured in a-two-ve-
hicle accident on State Road 26 at
County Road 313, on Friday, Dec.
Anne Forehand, 57, of Old Town
was driving, a 2006 Ford F150,
east on State Road 26. She was fol-
lowing a 1993 Ford Ranger driven
by Carroll Barron, 35, of Bell, and
his passengers, Danielle Gainey,
31, of Trenton and Stacia McGraw,
32, of Bell.
Barron reportedly slowed his
vehicle to turn north, or left, onto ,*.a.
County Road 313. Forehand at-
tempted to pass Barron's vehicle
in a solid, marked "No Passing
As BarrQn began to turn north,
the right side of Forehand's vehicle
struck the left front of Barron's ve-
After the collision, Forehand
spun in a clockwise rotation back
across the east, bound lane and
south shoulder. Forehand's vehicle
then struck the embankment and
over turned onto its left side in the
ditch, explained Trooper Gabriel
Martin of the Florida Highway Pa-
Barron reportedly moved his ve-
hicle before Trooper Martin arrived
on the scene.
Forehand was found at fault ,in
the accident, which occurred at
.9:15 a.m. She was subsequently
charged with Passing in a no pass- Anne Forehand's 2006 Ford F150 rolled over in the ditch during a Friday morning accident at State
ing zone. No injuries were reported Road 26 and County Road 313. Forehand was charged with Passing in a no passing zone.
ic on thate accident, which slowed traf-26.
fic on State Road 26.
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John's Comments

1- r 'By John M. Ayers

While thumbing through my Janu-
ary issue of Southern Living I read
as always with great interest Rick
Bragg's journal.
As I read about an older couple he
befriended who were a generation
older than us, two words seemed to
jump right off the page at me, Grace
and Civility. I thought, I haven't read
a thing in the past few years, in fact
probably longer.than that, which in-
cluded these two words. Where has
all the civility and grace gone?
Civility, according to our 23-year-
old fat red Webster, means courtesy
and politeness, while Grace has sev-
eral definitions such'as charm. This
definition brings to.mind Ms.'Nodie
Smith. She has both grace and civil-
ity, but just as with Bragg's friends,
she is a generation older.
This is the time of year when we
usually make a lot of promises that
we don't end up keeping, for exam-
ple, losing 20 pounds. This year I'm
heading in a different direction with
my New Year's resolution, I'm plan-
ning to live with more grace and be.
more civil and kind to the people I
Also while reading a cookbook
over the weekend, I came across
some very meaningful advice given
by women from all over the country.
This group of career women all hap-
pen to be outstanding in their chosen
fields. They were each asked to share
the best advice or tip they were ever
given. I thought their sage advice
might also be a good way to start off
the new year, so here it is.
"Watch your thoughts, as they be-
come words; your words become ac-
tions; actions become habits; your
habits become your character; and
your character becomes your des-
tiny." .
"Never tell your parents about.
something your spouse had done
to hurt you. You will forgive ,your
spouse, but yoiiu parents never will."
"Instill good morals and work eth-
ics in your children and grandchil-
"Do what you value and value
what you do."
"Try to look through the ,eyes of
people, and receive them with love
and compassion. We are not here to
judge them but to help them."
"Do unto others as you would have
them do'to unto you."
"A soft answer turneth away wrath.
This means love under difficult cir-
cumstances and be forgiving."
"Never give up! Whatever.does not
kill you will make you stronger."
"Live in service, in forgiveness and
without judgment."
"Be yourself, do your best at ev-
erything and count your blessings."
"When life's crosses seem most
unbearable, have faith and Christ will
carry you through."
"Learn to listen to other and don't
just talk."
"You have to be happy with your-
self before others will be happy with
"Let go, let God."
"It is in giving that we receive."
"Don't sweat the small stuff."

"You have two ears and one mouth.
Spend more time listening than talk-
"Reach beyond your own comfort
zone and embrace all people with an
open heart."
"Never say I can't."
"Take time for all things, ask God
to make you calm, serene and gen-
"If you start each day with God,
you will have the peace, love, and joy
to live every day well."
"If you have been blessed, then it is
your turn to be a blessing."
"Always think of God and family
"You can do anything you want to
do, and treat everyone with respect
by remembering that no one is better
than you and you are no better than
"Look for the good in others and
show them love."
"Always do what's fair and what's
"Be kind to yourself."
"Treat people with respect and dig-
nity, learn' to listen, and learn to give
Well, that should be just about
enough advice for us all to have a
much improved 2013. I swanee, it
feels like Ijust sat through a sermon.
Over the weekend I cooked this
potato dish for John and I. We had an
odd, but oh so good, supper on Satur-
day night which included fried oys-
ters, baked garlic potatoes and tur-
nip greens. Needless to say, I nearly
foundered myself. Thankfully, in all
the above advice there was no men-
tion of gluttony.

6 cups peeled and sliced Idaho po-
(sliced V4 iich thick)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus
2 extra tablespoons butter... ,.
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 dip chopped fresh parsley,
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt of
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a
large bowl toss potatoes with 4 table-
spoons melted butter. Spread potatoes
in a single layer on a large baking
pan (I used a 12x17 pan) and sprinkle
with salt, pepper and seasoning salt.
Bake potatoes for 35 to 40 minutes.
Edges of potatoes should be a light
brown in color. While the potatoes
are baking, melt the other two table-
spoons of butter in pan and add the
minced garlic. Cook garlic and but-
ter for a couple minutes over medium
heat until the garlic becomes clear,,
but not browned. Remove pan from
heat and stir in parsley, set aside.
Take potatoes out of oven when
done and put them into a bowl. Pour
the melted butter, garlic and parsley
over the potatoes and toss. Serve hot.
Makes four servings.
Note: Make stire the potatoes bake
'long enough to turn light golden
brown. The browning really increas-
es the flavor of the potatoes.

Marriages filed in Gilchrist County

Tommy Braxtoi Davis, 8/12/1992, Tina Leighann Storman, 2/19/1992,
both of Bell, were married on December 15, 2012, by Natilee Jean Davis,
notary public.
Robert Kenneth Harrison, 8/27/1963, of Branford, Laura Lee Cribbs,
11/9/1982, of Bell, were married on December 12, 2012, by Reverend Dr.
Becky Covington, of the Alliance of Divine Love, Inc., Chapel 1786.

J. David Gray and Brooke Gray were married on December 31, 2012.

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Brooke Elizabeth Presley and J. David Gray were married on December
31, 2012, in Trenton, Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Donna Ennis, of Melbourne, and the/mother of
Madison and Riley Presley.
The groom.is the son of Jon and Janice Gray of Bell, and the father of Jady
and Jackson Gray.
A reception was held at their home in Bell for family and friends.
The new Mrs. Gray works in administration at the University of Florida.
Mr. Gray is a clinical nurse educator at the Veterans Administration Hospi-
tal in Lake City, Florida.


Happy Birthday wishes to Minnie
Stalvey, Jade Streit, Jason Jones, John
Clark, Dan Talley, and Lelia Austin
on January 4th; Kelvin G. Brown, Jr.,
Sandra Davis, Dorothy Beck, Jered
Barron, and Barbara Bullington
on January 6th; Kay Corbin, Max-
ine Parrish, and John Brooks Col-
son, on January 7th; Tina Langford,
Terry Parrish, Shari Parnell, Gennie'.
Langford, Merry Hewett, Stephanie
Chickering, and Michelle Lullo, on
January 8th; Bryce Carlisle, John
Spaulding, and Buddy Schofield on
January 9th.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. John Ehrhart, and Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Nguyen, on January
5th; Herbert and Gertie Gay on Janu-
ary 6th; Michael and Lisa Graham;
on January 7th.


Farm Bureau

earns top

awards in '12

Florida Farm Bureau has received
national honors for its superior ac-
complishments during the past year.
Officials at the American Farm Bu-
reau have announced that the state
organization earned Awards of Ex-
cellence in all categories of operation
evaluated for 2012; .
The awards recognized Florida
Farm Bureau's work in Education and
Outreach, Leadership Development,
Member Services, Policy Develop-
ment and Implementation and Public
Relations and Communication.
Membership growth helped to gar-
ner another prize for Florida Farm
Bureau. By meeting its membership
quota, the organization brought home
the American Farm Bureau's Naviga-
tor Award. These combined achieve-
ments qualified the state Farm Bureau
for the President's Award a recogni-
tion for the best programs within spe-
cific membership categories. Florida
won the President's Award for Lead-
ership Development and Member
Florida Farm Bureau is now quali-
fied for the Pinnacle Award, given to
the most outstanding state Farm Bu-
reau in each membership group. The
Sunshine State will also compete for
the new Horizon Award, a recogni-
tion for innovative programs under-
taken during 2012. The two awards
will be announced at the American
Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting in
Nashville, Tennessee next month.
Florida Farm Bureau President
John Hoblick said he was extremely
proud of county Farm Bureau lead-
ers, county Farm Bureau employees,
state board members and state em-
ployees for their collective efforts in
securing the multiple distinctions.
"I have marveled at the ability of
our Farm Bureau members to over-
come challenges as they reached one
notable milestone after another,"
Hoblick said. "Our members and staff
have proven that there is virtually no
limit to our strength as a grassroots
organization when we pursue a col-
lective effort."
"They make Farm Bureau truly ef-
fective by creating the dynamic ener-
gy behind the Voice of Agriculture,"
Hoblick added. "I thank them for
the exceptional dedication that made
these achievements possible."

Relay For Life

meeting Jan. 8
Mark your calendars now for the
Relay For Life committee meeting,
Jan. 8, 2013, at. 6 p.m., at the Gil-
christ County Woman's Club. The
team party will follow on Jan. 15,
2013, at 6 p.m., at the same location.
Wear orange (leukemia awareness)
and/or purple for "Spirit Points."
Whoever raises the most money per
person in the month of December
wins the "31" tote bag. Let's start the
new year off and get "ready to relay"
by inviting others to attend the team
meeting. Let's try to have each team
Any: questions please contact Kyle:
Stone or Tracy Ridgeway at 463-

E-reader workshop at
Trenton Library
Do you have an E-Book reader?
You can learn how to download
books, how to use electronic books
from your library, and use your e-
reader to it's full potential by at-
tending the Gilchrist Public Library
workshop on January. 4, 2013, from
5,30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Happy New Year!
The New Year has arrived and ex-
citement is the rage, as the little things
will evolve and begin to set the stage
for the solutions this year.
Congratulations to Sheriff Bobby
Schultz and Clerk of Court, Todd
Newton, who took office December
31, 2012. Judge Ed Philman issued
the Oath of Office to the two men in
a ceremony held Monday morning in
the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
A large crowd was in attendance
to witness these two good men begin
their service, representing the good
people of Gilchrist County.
On Thursday, January 3, Judge
Monaco of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit will hear a Petition to Dismiss
the lawsuit brought by former Gil-
christ County Sheriff candidate, Rob-
ert Roux.
Roux alleges that Bobby Schultz,
who won the election, is not a quali-
fied candidate. This civil action filed
by Roux's attorney would remove the
sheriff from office and place Roux
into this position, or declare the elec-
tion results invalid. A Motion to Dis-
miss the civil suit was filed by attor-

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ney Rod Smith representing, Gilchrist
County Sheriff, Bobby Schultz.
I would hope that Judge Monaco
can fast track this civil action and al-
low Gilchrist County to get off on the
right step for the best interest of the
people of Gilchrist County.
On Tuesday, January 8, the Trenlton,
City Commission will hear informa-
tion involving the development of
downtown Trenton. A development
group will be presenting an applica-
tion for a proposed site plan for the
development.of Family DollarTM and
McDonaldsTM on SR 26 east between'
NE First and Second Streets to the,
Planning and Zoning Board in this
5:30 p.m. meeting. There will be
several important issues involving
this development and the citizens of,
Trenton can hear the development
company's presentation in this pub-
lic hearing. Trenton City Manager
Taylor Brown reported that several,
issues involving this development
will be discussed in this meeting.
The people in Gilchrist County will
be faced with a lot of important deci2
sions in 2013. These are just the tip
of the iceberg.

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What God Hears Every Day
(Kent Heaton)

"Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot
save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your
iniquities have made a separation between you and your
God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that
he does not hear" (Isaiah 59:1-2). Trying to understand the
nature of God is an effort of gargantuan measure and yet at
the end of the day the hem of the garment has yet to be
touched. Where does one begin to unravel the mystery of
how completely overwhelming is the presence of the
Almighty is? Isaiah reminds us that we are mere dust in the
presence of the Lord (40:15). What then can we imagine
our Creator endures each day as He hears all the activities
of man on the face of the earth?
The omniscience of God comes to His ears and with His
eyes He declares His omnipresence. Every day people are
murdered, raped, abused, starved, tortured, in peril, dying
from disease or natural causes. Statistics are impossible to
know the true number of human beings that are slaughtered
on the altar of man's inhumanity to man. And God hears
every cry, every whimper of a hungry child, every moan of
agony and every scream of fright that takes place every
minute of every day on the face of the earth. The Lord
hears every act of sin (Isaiah 37:17). One df the greatest
acts of God's mercy is that He does not destroy the world
today for all the evil He hears.
Peter reminds us the Lord.hears many other things. "For
the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are
open to their prayer" (1 Peter 3:12). In the midst of such
evil as it prevails the character of man the bright hope of
righteousness shines forth as the ear of God hears the
glorious chorus of the saints who worship and praise Him.

Nehemiah begged the Lord to let His bar be attentive to
Nehemiah's prayers (Nehemiah 1:11). The Lord heard the
words of a man who delighted to fear the name of Jehovah
and granted the request of Nehemiah. Paul and Silas were in
a Roman prison "praying and singing hymns to God" and
He basked in their melody of praise (Acts 16:25). When the
eunuch of Ethiopia made the good confession, "I believe
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God" (Acts 8:37) the angels
rejoiced with the Father to hear of another child born into
the Kingdom.
Every day people do kind deeds, express graceful words,
sing songs of joy to the Lord, feed the hungry and clothe the
naked. God hears all these acts of man's greatest humanity
to man in loving their neighbor as themselves. What God
hears every day will be determined by what we do every
day. He ponders our lives in every detail and knows all that
we say and do and think (Proverbs 5:21). The omnipotence
of God will bring every word to His throne in the judgment
day as He has heard every word we have said "including
every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil"
(Ecclesiastes 12:14).
The ear of the Lord is not dull that it cannot hear: it hears
everything! How many things He hears that saddens His
heart, yet, how many of the righteous lift His spirits with
their prayers, petitions, expressions of love, and praise to the
one that gave His only begotten Son for man to hear the ring
of redemption. What a great God we serve. How wonderful
to be part of a covenant that enjoys the richness' of the ear of
God. May our hearts be filled with the sound of the word of
.God as He speaks to us by His grace.

Trenton Church of Christ
463-3793 502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
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"...The world looks brand-new,"
said Hobbes. "A New Year...a fresh
clean start," said Calvin. "It's like
having a big white sheet of paper to
draw on," said Hobbes. "A day full
of possibilities," said Calvin. "It's a
magical world, Hobbes old buddy...
let's go exploring."
Bill Watterson wrote those words
in December of 1995 as he conclud-
ed the last of his Calvin and Hobbes
comic strips. Every year since then
I open my first column of what will
soon be a New Year by quoting that
phrase because the message is so
abundantly clear. The financial mar-
kets are analogous to Calvin's magi-
cal world...full of possibilities. All
that remains is for you to go explor-
Looking back on 2012, the finan-
cial markets have done well, despite
the seemingly never ending uncer-
tainty derived primarily from Con-
gressional antics and the uncertainty
generated by the upcoming fiscal
cliff. Going into the last few days of
2012, the Dow Jones Industrial Aver-
age is up 7.7 percent, while the S&P
500 had climbed 13.3 percent. The
Nasdaq Composite performed the
best of the three major indices, rising
21 percent.
While historical data has its place
that is not what is at issue here. Rath-
er it is what you are going to do go-
ing forward that counts. And despite
what you may have been told, invest-
ing in stocks has been and always
will be the greatest wealth builder of
all time.
If you are apprehensive as to your
ability to adroitly invest in today's
market, take heart. Common sense,
combined with a modicum of pa-
tience, will often produce annual
gains of 11 to 15 percent. Nonethe-
less, there will be times when sto-
chastic events of an exogenous nature
will take their toll, at least temporar-
ily. That is the nature of the beast.
Now wait a minute you say. Can a
mere mortal really be successful in
today's investment environment? Ab-
solutely, the only real damage comes
from panic induced selling. There-
fore, transfer your attention away
from the continual prognostications
of what might happen and instead
concentrate on how to best allocate
your investment resources.

Lauren Rudd
Lauren Rudd

With stock prices still relatively
low, your investment risk remains
manageable with an ongoing oppor-
tunity to achieve substantial gains
going forward. No, I am not going to
be so rash as to try and predict Wall
Street's financial future. Without the
late Madam Marie of Asbury Park
and her crystal ball that would be fu-
tile. Nonetheless, here are some tid-
bits to consider.
The Fed has made it abundantly
clear that interest rates are likely to
remain at their current low levels,
through 2013 and probably well into
2014. The Fed is also continuing its
latest quantitative easing (QE4) pro-
gram. Inflation is benign and the fi-
nancial markets are forward looking
indicators, meaning that Wall Street
tries to anticipate events four to six
months out.
The difficulty is that consumers ac-
count for 70 percent of the Nation's
gross domestic product, meaning
that consumers have been carrying
the economic load, despite stagnant
income growth. This was made pos-
sible by a continual increase in the
amount of debt held.
As the recent holiday retail shop-
ping made abundantly clear, the av-
erage consumer continues to reduce
debt. Therefore, either corporate in-
vestment or government spending
must take up the slack; except that
corporations are also deleveraging,
while various austerity measures have
reduced Federal and State spending,
thereby creating quite a conundrum.
Meanwhile, you can look forward
to being inundated with market fore-

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casts of every description. Many will
try to conjure up a primordial fear
of Wall Street, but offer salvation if
you immediately subscribe to this or
purchase that. Do not to fall sway to
the passions of the market, the tenets
of its prognosticators or those selling
new improved versions of snake oil.
Instead, consider the words of Wall
Street legend Lucien Hooper.
"What always impresses me," he
once wrote, "is how much better the
relaxed, long-term owners of stock
do. The relaxed investor is usually
better informed and more under-
standing of essential values; he is
more patient and less emotional."
Therefore, relax and have a healthy,
happy, and safe New Year.
You can write to financial colum-
nist Lauren Rudd at LVERudd@aol.
com. Prior columns are available at

Free Evening

of Bluegrass


The Dixie County Historical Soci-
ety will be hosting another evening of
bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music
for your enjoyment on Saturday, Jan.
5, 2013, at the "Old" Old Town Ele-
mentary School Auditorium, located
at S.R. 349 and C.R. 55A.
Big Cypress Bluegrass and Moth-
ers Prayer will be performing. The
music will start at 6 p.m. and will fin-
ish when the music stops.
Admission is free so bring the fam-
ily and enjoy!

"World War II

Vets and Proud

Of It" to meet
"World War II Vets and Proud of
It" will meet on Thursday, Jan. 10th,
which is north of Chiefland on High-
way 19, on the west side of the road.
Any questions please call Virginia
Lewis at 1-352-528-2310. All Veter-
ans, spouses, care givers or friends
are invited to join us.

4-H County

Events Day
4-H members from throughout
Gilchrist County will be giving dem-
onstrations, illustrated talks, speeches
and talent acts at County Events Day,
planned for Saturday, Jan. 26 at Tren-
ton Elementary School.
will be at 8:30 a.m. and
events will begin at 9 a.m. Registra-
tion forms need to be turned in by
January 18 for all those who wish to

December 17, 2012
Tavaris D. Huggins, 6/28/1984,
was arrested for Driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked, 180
days with 0 credit.
Tyler A. Gray, 3/31/1993, was ar-
rested for VOP/Discharge deadly
missile into Occupied Conveyance
/Resisting without violence.
December 18, 2012
James R. Seay, Jr., 8/1/1974, was
arrested for VOP/Grand Theft III
Levy County.
Trey A. Lord, 11/30/1992, was ar-
rested for VOP/Driving while license
suspended or Revoked.
December 22, 2012
A juvenile was arrested for Grand
Theft Auto.
December 24, 2012
Betty L. Kinder, 4/5/1963, was
arrested for Battery/Domestic Vio-

December 25, 2012
Jordan M. Ashton, 10/22/1986, was
arrested on 2 Counts VOP/Worthless
December 26, 2012
Shannon J. Creps, 11/15/1948, was
arrested a warrant out of Putnam
County for 2 counts issuing worth-
less check $150.00 dollars or more.
December 28, 2012
Rita Robinson, 12/30/1965, was
arrested for FTA/No Driver's License

Levy County.
Lottie M. Scott, 5/28/1977, was
arrested for Trafficking Controlled
Dewayne E. Shepherd, 4/10/1962,
was arrested for DUI.

December 29, 2012
Stepfanie M. Lewis, 5/27/1987,
was arrested for Possession of Con-
trolled Substance, Tampering with

Tyler Austin Gray, 3/31/1993, was
arrested for Bond Surrender/Pawn
Broker Fraud, .Dealing in stolen
December 31, 2012
James J. Welch, Jr., 3/12/1986,
was arrested for Felony DUI/Felony
Driving while license suspended or


The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is holding a public hearing to increase the
FY2012-2013 budget for the funds listed below.




Florida Dept. of Transportation
Florida Dept. of Transportation


General Revenue Reserve

General Revenue Reserve

General Revenue Reserve


Approved Appropriation

SCOP 341

Total Appropriation

Approved Appropriation

Carryforward 2012

Total Appropriation

Approved Appropriation
Patrol cars/equipment

Total Appropriation

Approved Appropriation
Adjustments from DOR & SRWMI

Total Appropriation

Approved Appropriation
Health Ins and COLA

Total Appropriation



$ 1,227,203
$ 688,621

$ 16,047,114

$ 49,269

$ 34,650

$ 83,919

$ 1,983,234
$ 64,000

$ 2,047,234

$ 492,525
D $ 2,925

$ 495,450


$ 355,963

January 7, 2013

3:15 P.M.
Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room
210 S. Main Street
Trenton, Florida

Thank You.

Gilchrist County

I am honored you have allowed me to serve
24 years as your County Court Judge. I want
each of you to know how much I have valued
your support and friendship over the years. I
really appreciate friends and family planning
and hosting my day-long retirement
reception, and am grateful more than 250
people took time to stop by. It was a special
occasion for me and a pleasure to spend time
with each of you. Gilchrist County is my
home and I look forward to continue being
active in community organizations.


Excessive positive camber can cause
accelerated wear on the
outside edge of tires, With the purchase of
^ 4 new tires (passenger
car or light truck) receive
a FREE alignment

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A juvenile manatee has been hanging out at Hart Springs. Five or six have been spotted at the mouth
of the run, but this one has been feeding in the springs alone, explained Mitchell Gentry, park manager.
The photographer, Nicole Hilliard, Mitchell Gentry's daughter-in-law, caught the manatee surfacing to
breathe on Christmas Day.

Sheriff's Arrest Report




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Everyone has a perspective, in or-
der to be convinced of this fact, sim-
ply ask two or three, or even twenty
different people to describe the same
thing to you.
Perspective is defined as a "coor-
dinated outlook," which makes sense
when we realize our perspectives are
formed through the "coordination"
of our individual understanding, ex-
periences, values, and beliefs. If we
remember this, it is much easier to
understand how someone else's per-
spective can be in opposition to our
In John 4:1-3, the Bible records the
following situation:
"The Pharisees heard that Jesus
was gaining and baptizing more
disciples than John (the Baptist), al-
though in fact it was not Jesus who
baptized, but his disciples. When the
Lord learned of this, he left Judea and
went back once more to Galilee."
In order to understand all that was
going on in these few verses, let's
check out the perspectives of every-
one involved.
Pharisees: We often label the Phari-
sees as "bad guys" but from their per-
spective, they were serving God and
following tradition. However, tradi-
tion can sometimes keep us from rec-
ognizing God at work right in front of
us. These religious leaders resented
Jesus' popularity almost as, much as
they resented the fact that His mes-
sage challenged much of their teach-
It is possible they thought that Je-
sus left Judea because He heard of
their displeasure and was afraid of
In any case, they were probably
very glad that He left and hoped that
would be the end of their trouble.
Jesus: Although Jesus was gaining
disciples, it was actually the disciples
who were baptizing, and not Jesus
According to many verses in the
four gospels, Jesus did not challenge
the Pharisees opposition because it
was not yet the right time. He was
confident of His mission and as we
read in John 4:4, Jesus left Judea be-
cause He had a very important meet-
ing with a Samaritan woman. (We
will talk more about her in the weeks
to come!)
John the Baptist: After read-
ing John 4:1-3, if anyone should be
concerned over Jesus gaining and
baptizing more disciples than John,
wouldn't it would ,be John? How-
ever, the Bible records John's answer

By Angie Land
By Angie Land

Angie Land
to this very question when some of
his own disciples seemed concerned
about the same issue: "He (Jesus)
must become greater; I must become
less." (John 3:30) John the Baptist
was able to answer this with con-
fidence because he was very clear
about the purpose of his ministry.
John 1:29 reveals this purpose:
"...the reason I came baptizing with
water was that he might be revealed
to Israel." John understood that Jesus
was here on a mission much bigger
than simply competing with ministry
Jesus' Disciples: Remember these
were the ones actually doing the bap-
tizing. They understood what was
going on very clearly because they
had left everything to follow Jesus.
In John 1:35-42 we find that two of
Jesus' disciples actually started out as
disciples of John: "...John was there
again with two of his disciples. When
he saw Jesus passing by, he said,
'Look, the Lamb of God!' When the
two disciples heard him say this, they
followed Jesus." One of the two was
Andrew and, "The first thing Andrew
did was to find his brother Simon and
bring him to Jesus.
Jesus immediately changed Si-
mon's name to Peter and then pro-
ceeded to change his life! No wonder
these disciples were baptizing, they
had experienced the power of God
through a relationship with Jesus and.
they wanted others to know!
By combining the different per-
spectives found in these verses we get
the big picture and the whole truth:
Only Jesus can change a life, the rest
of us have the option of pointing the
way or standing in the way.
What is your perspective?
Because Every Heart Matters,
.. ... Angie.

"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. 5:45 p.m.

Pastor: Stephen Ahrens
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
bethelit@bellsouth.net www.backtobethel.org

7070 S.W. CR-334A
Trenton, FL 32693

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

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

Trenton United Methodist Church
203 NE 2nd Street
Trenton, FL 32693
./ Sunday school for all at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Dale Elzie, Pastor

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will meet
"Flotida 'Liad6is"' Otganized For
Water (FLOW) will hold a public in-
formation and education committee
meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at
the Columbia County School Board
Administrative Complex (Audito-
rium), at 372 W. Duval Street (U.S.
90) in Lake City.

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Cell: 352-222-0896

P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship Ilam
Sunday Evening Worship 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm

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Pine Grove Baptist Church
16655 N. W. CR-339
Trenton, Florida 32693
Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor
Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth
Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children
Pastor lared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions
Pastor Josh Ryals, Music

Blended Worship ........................... .................. 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ............................. ..................... 9:15 a.m .
Contemporary Worship ......................................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................................ .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
AWANA ..................................... 6:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ................... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services ~

Senior & Veteran
Discounts 1

Guaranteed Plumbing Service
Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection,
New Construction, 7-DavS rcei,,

Southern Tire & Brake
626 North Main St. Trenton


Oil Change
New & Used Tires

Does your car need work, but you don't have the time?
Teachers, call John and we can arrange to pick your
vehicle up and return it before the last bell.

Call John to schedule service for your car

Dr. Richard W. Wagner
218 N. MAIN STREET (U.S. 19) CHIEFLAND, FL 32626

Ur. Wagner



Accepting Medicaid

Katie Hodge

Same or Next-Day Appointments Available
Blue Cross & Blue Shield/PPC and Medicare Provider

Pictured firo left to right are: Haven Tri-County Administrator DeAnna A I. Beverly, Post Com-
mander Richard Bater, Ladies Auxiliary President Patricia Orr, Trustee Wayne Hiffer, Ai.- 'elts Rid-
ers President Billy Thompson and Sons Commander Dick Jarvis.

AmVets make another $1,000

donation to Haven Hospice

Marking the fifth anniversary of his n life's passing. Richard Bater. commander of AmVets Suwannee River
Post 422 in Fanning Springs, along with some of his associates. recently presented a $1.000 check to Haven
Hospice. That was the second $1.000 donation to Haaen from AmVets in the last two months.
These donations are used to pay for unfunded and unreimbursed Haven programs and senrices in the tri-
count) area

"Holding Forth the Word of Life."
5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell)
Sunday School........................... 10:00 AM
Morning Worship.................... 11:00 AM
Evening Worship........................:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM
Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black

Spring Ridge



will be Jan. 5.
The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fird
Department invites you to their next
monthly Pancake Breakfast at its fire
station. This month's breakfast will
start at 7:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan.
5th, 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.
Looking for an activity to partici-
pate in for 2013? The Spring Ridge
VFD still needs folks who can help us
with: set-up, early morning startup,
kitchen support, dining area and bev-
erage support, grill support, greeting,
hosting, and helping guests, cleanup
and other tasks. Feel free today to
talk with any of our members regard-
ing becoming a Breakfast Volunteer.
Blueberry, nut, and plain pancakes
will be served, along with sausages,
eggs, grits (cheese grits, too!), coffee
and juice. As usual, the cost for the
breakfast will be a donation to the fire
department..The Spring Ridge fire-
house is located on County Road 340
(Poe Springs Road), near the Spring
Ridge Church of God. Come have
a nice breakfast and chat with your
neighbors. See you on the first Sat-
urday of January (and every month)!

Florida Trail Assoc.
will meet Jan. 14
The Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association will hold
its monthly meeting oriMonday, Jan.
14, 2013, at the Suwannee River Wa-
ter.Management District Office, 9225
CR 49, Live Oak, from 7-9 p.m.


taken in

Gilchrist Co.i

Alex and Nick Karabedian, grand-,
sons of Rosi Townsend, and the
late Henry Townsend, are shower
with a 12-point buck taken on
November 23, 2012, in Gilchrisi
County. on RosiTownsend'sfaqm
ily land along the south side ofthe
Santa Fe River, east-of US 1297
Alex and Nick are the sons of Lork
Townsend Karabedian, a former
Trenton Tiger.

SLic # CFC051621

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T H U R S D A Y ,-JN U A R Y-3, 2 0 1-3 G I L C H R L S C O U N T Y J O U R N A L Pv

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to start thinking of family
reunions and picnics. This food carrier is ready to go.

P &

The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs-
day, Dec. 27, at the Levy County
iQuili Musium. A few brave people
came out in the cold to join us. While
the weather was good compared to
the rest of the country, it was cold
to us. To me, once it's below 70 de-
grees, it's cold.
SRoger Wilson, of Seminole, was
out to present us with a poster of the
article on Winnelle Home that was
in the Tampa Bay paper in Novem-
ber 2011. He also gave us ideas on
getting community involvement in-
cluding a brown and white State sign
that would designate us as a Place of
` We are the only Quilt Museum in
the State and a not for profit organi-
zation, so this should be something
that might work.
He also gave us a pop quiz that we
flunked big time. We couldn't name
our State Senator or Representative.
We couldn't even name all the county



commissioners. We're working on a
list, with names and phone numbers,
of these people and others.

F.A.I.T.H.H. van
will be in Bell on
January 17
The F.A.I.T.H.H. Mobile Food
Pantry will be in Bell, at the Club-
house behind City Hall, on January
17, 2012, at 9:45 a.m.
This event is sponsored by the
Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc.,
Gainesville Regional office.. For
more information, please call Debbie
Long, Program Coordinator, at 352-

Back to School
Gilchrist County schools will re-
sume on January 8, 2013.





Be a role model!
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free tobacco cessation
programs in Gilchrist County
for your employees,
your family, or yourself,
contact the Tobacco Free
Partnership of Gilchrist County.

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iLegal Noti ce

Bell Town Monthly Council Meeting will
be at Bell Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad
Lane, Bell, Florida, Thursday, Jan. 10,
2013, at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:00 p.m.
Historic Train Depot Town Hall
Town Council Meeting
A. Call to order
Invocation Flag
Swearing in of Mayor, Thomas Brown,
Council Member, Kenny Bass, Council
Member, Hugh Sariders, Council Mem-
ber, Derek Sanders, and Town Clerk, Mi-
chelle Rose
B. Consent Items
1. Adoption of January 10, 2013
2. Approval of Decefiber 6, 2012
3. Approval of Expenditures fdr
December 2012
4. Approval of Financial Statements
for December 2012
C. Scheduled Reports and Citizen
D. Other Agencies
1. Diane Rondolet Code Enforce-
E. Business
1. David Lang, Jr. Town Attorney
2. Thomas Brown Town Mayor
3. Dan Cavanah Town Manager
4. Michelle Rose Town Clerk
5. Iris Roberts Council President
6. Ray Sanders Council Vice Presi-
7. Larry Sutton Council Member
8. Kenny Bass Council Member
9. Hugh Sanders Council Member
F. Old Business Update on the
donation of property at 1200 Hough
Street to the Town by Wells Fargo
G. New Business
1. Resolution Number 2013-01
amending the Bell Community Center
rental fees.
2. Resolution Number 2013-02 chang-
ing the date of the regular Town
Council Meetings from the first
Thursday to the second Thursday of
each month.
H. Review of Future Agenda Items
I. Unscheduled Citizen Request
J. Adjourn
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the council, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is.made, which record in-'
eludes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. Persons with
disabilities requesting reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this proceed-
ing should provide written notice to Dan
Ca\anah. Tonn of-Bell Town-Manager,



3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida
32619, telephone number 352-463-6288,
at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Dan Cavanah
Town Manager
Published January 3, 2013b.

Gilchrist County Board of County Com-
missioners, in and for Gilchrist County,
Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting
on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.,
in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Facility, located at 210 South
Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol-
lowing is a proposed agenda:
1. Call to Order (2:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes
3. Consent Agenda
4. Public Participation
5. Constitutional Officers
2:10 p.m. Damon Leggett,
Property Appraiser; Proposed Tax
6. County Administrator
7. Attorney Report
8. Clerk Report
9. Time Certain
2:10 p.m. Damon Leggett,
Property Appraiser
2:15 p.m. Irwin Jerome White;
Code Enforcement Issues
2:45 p.m. Lew Chumick, HAS
Instructor; PADI Master/Diver
Trainer Sea Lion Scuba
3:15 p.m. Budget Hearing
10.Commissidners Reports
11. Old Business/New Business
12.Public Participation
"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.
Published January 3, 2013b.

The City of Trenton Planning and Zon-
ing Board will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 8,
2013, at 5:30 p.m., in the Trenton Com-
munity Center located at 214 SE 3rd Av-
enue, Trenton, Florida. Items included
on the agenda are as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Adoption of Agenda
C. Consent Items

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help? Find a center near you.

Trenton Office

308 N. Main Street

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

1. Minutes March 1, 2010 Planning
and Zoning Board Meeting
2. Minutes August 10, 2010 Planning
and Zoning Board Meeting
3. Minutes December 11, 2012
Planning and Zoning Board
D. Action Items
1. SP 13-01 Site and Development
Plan Application, Twin Rivers
Capital LLC for McDonalds/Fam-
ily Dollar
E. Adjourn
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Taylor Brown
City Manager
Published January 3, 2013b.

The Trenton City Commissioners will
meet in Regular Session Tuesday, Jan. 8,
2013, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon after the
Planning and Zoning Board meeting as
possible, in the Trenton Community Cen-
ter located at 214 SE,3rd Avenue, Tren-
ton, Florida.
Items included on the agenda are as
A. Call to Order
1. Swearing In of Newly Elected
B. Adoption of Agenda

C. Scheduled Guests
D. Unscheduled Guests
E. Consent Items
1. Minutes Regular Commission
Meeting December 11, 2012
2. November Financial Reports and
F. Staff Reports
1. Code Enforcement December
2. Fire Department December
3. Police Department December
G. Action Items
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Mrs. Betty Carter
Mrs. Betty Anne Carter
Betty Anne Carter, 69, passed away
on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at North
Florida Regional Medical Center.
Betty was born on April 4, 1943, in
High Springs, to Barry Mathis and
Mildred Rogers Mathis. She was a
lifelong resident of the tri-county
area. Betty worked for the State of
Florida, Department of Agriculture
as an Administrative Assistant. She
was a member of Priscilla Baptist
Church in Bell.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, Barry Mathis and Mildred
Rogers Mathis; and her two brothers,
Tommy Mathis and Bud Mathis.
She is survived by her husband,
Thomas Paul Carter, Sr., of Chiefland;
daughter, Candace London, of Bell;
son, Thomas Paul Carter, Jr., of Bell;
two sisters, Gail Roberts of Bell, and
Linda Perryman, of Trenton; and
grandson, Gaven Carter.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 5:00
p.m., at Priscilla Baptist Church, Pas-
tor Ron Black and Pastor Ray Scott
officiated. The service attire was ca-
sual dress.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the American Cancer So-
ciety, 2119 S.W. 16th Street, Gaines-
ville, FL. 32608 or to the Central
Gilchrist County Relay For Life, C/O
Tracy Ridgeway, 112 S. Main Street,
Trenton, FL. 32693
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton.
Online condolences or to sign the
guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.

Mrs. Claire E. Fisher
Mrs. Claire E. Fisher, 93, of
Chiefland and formerly of Lake City,
died. late Friday .evening, Dec. 21,
2012, at Shands at the University of
Florida, following an extended ill-
A native of Nashua, New Hamp-
shire, Mrs. Fisher had been a resi-
dent of Lake City since moving from
Massachusetts in 1965. Mrs. Fisher
had worked for many years as a child
care provider. She had retired after
several years of service as a "Nanny"
for Robert and Emmie Chasteen. She
was very proud to have assisted in the
care giving for Mary Aim and Abbie.
In her spare time Mrs. Fisher enjoyed
playing bingo, card games, cooking,
and crocheting. Mrs. Fisher was a
member of the DA.R., First United
Methodist Church of Lake City, and
most recently the First United Meth-
odist Church in Trenton.
Mrs Fisher was preceded in death
by her husband, Clifton Fisher and
daughter, Jerilyn Niemela.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by three
daughters, Michelle Barron, of
Chiefland, Joyce Mitchell of Harvey,
Louisiana, and Donna Thomas, of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a brother,
Bradford Howlett, of Worcester,
Massachusetts; thirteen grandchil-
dren; and numerous great-grandchil-
Funeral services for Mrs. Fisher
were conducted at noon on Saturday,
Dec. 29, 2012, at the First United
Methodist Church in Trenton, Pastor
Dale Elzie officiated. Private fam-
ily interment services will be held
in the Huntsville United Methodist
Church Cemetery. The family re-
ceived friends for one hour prior to
the funeral service at the.church on
Saturday. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Dees-Parrish Funeral
Home of Lake City. Please share your
thoughts and wishes for the family at
our on-line family guestbook at par-


Mrs. Ethel Marie
Carlton Free
Mrs. Ethel Marie Carlton Free, 88,
of Cross City, passed away Thursday,
Dec. 20, 2012.
Mrs. Free moved to Cross City,
77 years ago, from Chiefland, where
she was born on October 5, 1924, to
Joseph and Della Carlton. She was
a homemaker and a mother, who
worked in the Anderson Elementary
School lunchroom for a short time.
She loved to fish, knit and attend
church at the Faith in the Word As-
She is preceded in death by hus-
band, Leon L. Free; son, Larry L.
Free; sister, Ruby Mae Knight; and
parents, Joseph and Della Carlton.
She is survived by grandsons, Kev-
in Free and Derek Free; four great-
grandchildren; one great-great grand-
child; and sister, Susie McDaris.
A visitation was held Saturday
evening, Dec. 22, 2012, between the
hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Funeral servic-
es were held Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012,
at 3:00 p.m., at the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home Chapel, where Rever-
ends Rocky Bray and Dewayne Bow-
doin officiated. Interment followed at
New Prospect Baptist Church Cem-
Arrangements were placed under
the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home of Cross City.

Sensei Martin Vincent
"Gabe" Gabriel
Sensei Martin Vincent "Gabe" Ga-
briel, 60, departed this earth on Fri-
day, Dec. 21, 2012, at his residence
in Bell.
Martin was born on September 21,
1952, in New Jersey. He. moved to
Bell, 21 years ago, from Ft. Lauder-
dale. He worked for the Suwannee
River Water District.
He left behind his devoted Antoi-
nette; his daughter, Laura (Kevin)
Gabriel, of Boynton Beach; a sis-
ter, Martha Gabriel, of Hollywood,
Florida; his precious granddaughter,
Liliana Clark; as well as a commu-
nity of friends and dedicated Martial
Arts students.
The family is planning to hold a
small memorial gathering at the Bell
School of Karate Dojo for students
and friends. Details will be deter-
mined at a later date.
The family would like to express
their gratitude to everyone for all
your love and support at this time.
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton.
Online condolences or to sign the
guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.

Mr. John Albert Gidley
John Albert Gidley, 91, passed
away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012,
at the V.A. Medical Center in Lake
John was born on May 26, 1921,
in St. Petersburg, to William Albert
Gidley and Ann Oswald Gidley. He
moved to Bell in 1978, from St. Pe-
tersburg. Mr. Gidley retired as a St.
Petersburg District Fire Chief. John
'was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church where he also taught Sunday
School and was the director of the
Senior Saints.
He is preceded in death by his sis-
ter, June White and brother, Robert
He is survived by his wife, Mabel
Stencel Gidley, and brother, William
Dennis Gidley, both of Bell.
Funeral Services were held on
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 11:00
a.m., at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church,
Pastor Jimmy Corbin officiated.
Visitation was one hour prior to the
service at the church. Interment was
at the Florida National Cemetery in
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton
Online condolences or to sign the
guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.

Mrs. Susie Slater Gray
Mrs. Susie Slater Gray, 94, went
home to be with the Lord on Decem-
ber 18, 2012, at the Haven Hospice
Chiefland Care Center.
Mrs. Susie Slater was a retired
The homegoing services were held
at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 30,
2012, at the Living Praise Church



of God, in Trenton. Reverend C.C.
Burke officiated the ceremony. Burial
followed at the Trenton Community
Cemetery. Mrs. Gray's viewing was
on Friday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.,
at the Duncan Brothers' Chapel, then
at Ebeneezer Baptist Church later in
the day, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. She was
also viewed on Saturday, Dec. 30,
thirty minutes prior to the service,
and during the processional. The pro-
cession was formed at Mrs. Gray's
residence in Trenton, at 10 a.m.
Mrs. Gray was preceded in death
by son, Deacon Willie Hogan, of
Mrs. Gray will remain within the
hearts of sons, Calvin (Erica) Gray, of
Trenton, and Dannie (Dorothy) Gray,
of Crystal River, 13 grandchildren;
daughter-in-law, Lorene Hogan, of
Trenton; nieces; nephews; cousins;
and friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to
Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home of

Mrs. Dorothy
B. Halvorsen
Dorothy B. Halvorsen 83, of Old
Town, died on Monday, Dec. 24,
2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in
Gainesville, after a long illness. She
was born Dorothy Jean Bicking on
December 9, 1929, in Chicago, Illi-
Mrs. Halyorsen was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, and home-
maker, who was active in the United
Methodist Women. With her late hus-
band, who was a Navy veteran, she
co-founded the "World War II Veter-
ans and Proud of It" club in the tri-
county area in 1991. She continued to
lead the group after he passed away
in 2007. Before retiring to Old Town,
she was a sales associate at Belk's
in Gainesville. An avid bowler, she
wrote a newspaper column of Gaines-
ville bowling league news during the
1970s. In the 1960s, when the family
lived in Coral Gables, she was active
in Girl Scouting.
She was preceded in death by her
loving husband of 58 years, Richard
Douglas Halvorsen.
She is survived by her children,
'Susan Martindale, of Tallahassee,
Richard Alan (Kathy) Halvorsen, of
Crawfordville, Charles Halvorsen, of
Gainesville, and Cathy (Jet) Reeves,
of Gainesville; sisters, Joan Rich-
ards, of Wittmann, Arizona, and Lois
Kramer, of Schaumburg, Illinois; six
grandchildren; and one great-grand-
Family visitation and viewing
were on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, be-
tween the hours of 10 a.m. and noon,
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
in Cross City. Memorial services fol-
lowed at 1 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 28,
at the Old Town United Methodist
Church, Reverend Carl Rainear of-
ficiated. Burial will be at a later date
at the National Military Cemetery in
Bushnell, where she will be interred
next to her husband. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions may be made to the
Old Town United'Methodist Church
or to your favorite charity. Arrange-
ments have been placed under the
care of the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home of Cross City.

Mrs. Tracy
Ann Horsman
Tracy Ann Horsman, 68, of
Chiefland, passed away December
27, 2012, at Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties. She was born in Ft.
Lauderdale, to the late Virginia and
Joseph Wilson. She proudly served
her country in the U.S. Marine Corp
during the Vietnam War. She retired
from State of Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
in Tallahassee. Tracy loved to read.
She is survived by her sister, Mary
(Gerald) Ward, of Chiefland; 11 beau-
tiful grandchildren; a son, Jonathan
(Leah) Horsman; daughter, Stacy V.
Keith, of Tallahassee; stepdaughter,
Susan Saporito, of Mayfield Heights,
Ohio; stepson, Thomas Horsman, of
Naples; four nieces; and one neph-
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Harry Horsman and two
great nephews, Mikey Nolin, Jr., and
Jeffrey Reppy, Jr.
Graveside services were held
Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
at Meadow Wood Memorial Park in
Tallahassee. Visitation was Sunday,
Dec. 30, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the fu-
neral home in Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through our website at www.

Mrs. Marie
Yearty Johnson
Marie Yearty Johnson, 93, of Ce-
dar Key, passed away, December 21,
2012, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-
Counties, in Chiefland. She was born
in Otter Creek, on October 10, 1919,
to Eugene H. and Pearl E. (Walden)
Yearty. She has spent her life in Levy
County. She graduated from Bronson
High School and Massey Business
College in Jacksonville. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church

in Cedar Key for over 60 years, serv-
ing as Sunday School teacher, work-
er for vacation bible school, and a
member of the WMU. She was an
active member of "Operation Christ-
mas Child," a charter member of the
Woman's Club of Cedar Key, and a
volunteer for Haven Hospice of the
Tri-Counties and at the Harmony
Pregnancy Center. Mrs. Johnson
was a past president of Cedar Key
Arts Festival. During World War II,
she was a secretary for Army Corp of
Engineers, and was a librarian with
the Levy County Library System for
13 years. She and her late husband,
Webster Johnson, owned and operat-
ed Johnson's Restaurant on the dock
of Cedar Key. She received so much
enjoyment from her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Webster L. Johnson, and
son, Ludwig Johnson.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Eugenia (Ed Wise) Johnson,
of Chiefland, and Beth (Mike) Da-
vis, of Cedar Key; daughter-in-law,
Aida Johnson, of Gainesville; grand-
children, David May, of Live Oak,
Stephanie May, of Cedar Key, Heath
Davis, of Cedar Key, Ida Marie John-
ston, of Tampa, Mary Beth Tyson, of
Tallahassee, and Jarret Johnson, of
Niceville; and eight great-grandchil-
Funeral services will be Monday,
Dec. 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the
First Baptist Church of Cedar Key,
Pastor Todd Pope and Reverend Jerry
Nash officiated. Interment followed
at Cedar Key Cemetery. Visitation
will be Sunday, Dec. 30, from 3:00 to
5:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Mrs. Johnson's memory
to the Harmony Pregnancy Center or
to the Building Fund at the First Bap-
tist Church of Cedar Key.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, of
Chiefland, was honored to serve the
Johnson family. Condolences may
be offered by visiting our website at

Mrs. Bessie Louise
Beckham Martinez
Bessie Louise Beckham Martinez,
59, of Cedar Key, passed away on
Thursday, Dec. 20, at her home. She
worked in the accounting field and
enjoyed helping family with their
taxes. Her hobby was painting. She
was very close to her family and en-
joyed being with them all.
She is survived by her children,
Michael Rippy, of Gainesville, Me-
lissa Rippy, of Crystal River, Larry
Rippy and Richard Rippy, both of
Tampa; mother, Viola Dosha Carroll,
of Rosewood; sisters, Jeanine Beck-
ham, of Chiefland, Sally Hathcox and
Nancy Beckham, both of Rosewood,
Joanie Miller, of Chiefland, Connie
Rowe, of Texas, Jaylene Carroll, of
New York; brother, Sid Beckham, of
Cross City; grandchildren, and her
faithful dog, CoCo
Memorial services were Wednes-
day, Dec. 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., at
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.
Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through our website at www.

Mr. Gordon L.
Persons, Jr.
Gordon L. Persons, Jr., 93, of Main
Street, passed away peacefully, Sun-
day, December 16, 2012 at the Glens
Falls Hospital following a brief ill-
Born March 21, 1919 in Glens
Falls, he was the son of the late
Gordon L. Sr., and Grace Deborah
(Tucker) Persons.
He was a lifelong resident of the
area and attended the Johnsburg Cen-
tral School. He was drafted by the
U.S. Army where he served his coun-
try during World War II in the Pacific
Theater until his honorable discharge
in 1946.
He married Lucy Jane Heath on
April .16, 1940 and they spent 72
wonderful years together.
Gordon was employed by Barton
Mines in North River, retiring as a
supervisor after nearly 50 years of
Gordon was an avid sportsman and
gardener who built his own home in
North Creek. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, boating, and camping with
his family.
He was instrumental in starting the
Senior Center in North Creek. He was
also very involved with the North
Creek Volunteer Fire Company and
Ambulance service for many years.
Gordon was a lifetime member of
the North Creek Baptist Church.

Spent their winters here in Tren-
ton, Florida, where they were active
members of Priscilla Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he is prede-
ceased by his sons, Ernest B. Persons
and Gordon L. Persons, III and his
three brothers: Ernest, Leonard, and
George Persons.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Lucy J. Persons of North Creek; his
daughter, Jane Henty and her hus-
band, John of York, PA; four grand-
children: Peter and Allen Henty, Jani-

na Darnell and Terrance Persons; 10
great-grandchildren, along with sev-
eral nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends visited Gordon's family
from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, Decem-
ber 20, 2012, at the Alexander-Baker
Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., War-
A funeral service to celebrate his
life was conducted 11 am, Friday at
the funeral home with Rev. Ron Al-
len, Pastor of the Sodom Community
Church, officiating. Friends were also
invited to gather one hour prior to the
funeral service.
Burial was conducted privately in
Union Cemetery, North Creek.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of
sympathy may be sent to the food
pantry of Gilchrist County, at 114
North Main Street, Trenton, Florida.

Mr. Wallace Wilhelm
Mr. Wallace Wayne
Mr. Wallace Wayne Wilhelm, 72,
of Bell, formerly of Gales' Ferry,
Connecticut, passed away peacefully
on December 18, surrounded by his
Born in Kingwood, West Virginia,
October 16, 1940, he married Dianna
Katherine Greene, of Dorchester,
Massachusetts. He served his country
honorably as a submariner and diver,
for 26 years, in the United States
Navy, and retired as a Lieutenant
Commander on March 31,1983.
After his retirement from the Navy
he received his Master Unlimited Li-
cense for ocean going vessels from
the Merchant Marines but stayed
close to his family as a captain run-
ning the Block Island Ferry, later
opening SeaView Scuba in Quaker
Hill, Connecticut to teach diving to
the public. After settling in Florida he
received a degree in agriculrure'from

Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
He was a 35 year, plus, Mason and
member of the William T. Carlton
Lodge #46; a member of the Moroc-
co Shriners of Jacksonville; the East-
ern Star; and the Veterans of Foreign
Wallace is survived by his wife
of 50 years; his children, Barbara
Jean Ackart, Wayne (Sara) Wilhelm,
and Christine (Jackson) Orkney;
grandchildren, Christopher; Andrew
and Patrick Ackart, Ian and James
Orkney, and Amy and Jill Wilhelm;
great-grandson, Blake Ackart; and
was looking forward to the birth of
a great-granddaughter, Talynn Ack-
art. He is also survived by his sister,
Sandra Daley; his aunts, Maxine Wil-
helm and Christine Matthews; and
many nieces and nephews.
The family thanks the staff at
Shands Hospital, in Gainesville, for
the excellent care he received from
the MICU staff
Interment will be at Arlington Na-
tional Cemetery.

Mr. Richard
Lamar Woodard
Richard Lamar Woodard, 47,
passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26,
2012, at Shands at the University of
Florida. Richard was born on April.
16, 1965, in Clearwater, to Billy Wo-;
odard and Manie Crews Woodard.'
He moved to Trenton in 1979, from-
Largo. He was in the construction in-'
He is preceded in death by his:
mother, Manie Crews Woodard.
He is survived by his wife, Susan:
Clark Woodard, of Trenton; father,:
Billy Woodard of Adel, Georgia;:
two sons, Kyle Woodard and Corey-
Woodard, both of Trenton; three sis-'
ters, Denise Mann, of Lakeland, Dar-
lene Swendsen, of Trenton, and Terry
Abrams, of Adel, Georgia; brother,
James Woodard, of Orlando; and
grandchildren, Kinsley, Mason, and
Graveside services were on Mon-
day, Dec. 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at
the Trenton Cemetery, Mr. Robby
Matheny officiated. Interment td
followed the service. Visitation was,
held on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, from
3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Watson Funeral,
Arrangements under the care of
Watson Funeral Home of Trenton:
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tfn, 1-03 Applications can be submitted online at
www.gilchristschools.org or paper ap-
D TOWN, plications may be picked up from the
432. Hwy- school board office. All applications will
Town. Me- be screened. Not all applicants will be in-
ue (behind terviewed. Applications will be accepted
any colors, until positions are filled unless otherwise
granite to indicated. EEO/DFWP.
.Computer Itb,12-27

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Help Wante

RN 7-3 WEEKENDS, LPN 7-3/3-11
PRN: Apply in person only. Tri County
Nursing Home, 7280 SW State Road 26,
Trenton, FL. EOE/DFWP.

Gilchrist County Road Department
has an opening for a Full-Time Me-
chanic. We are looking for someone to
service and maintain all Road Depart-
ment vehicles, including gas and diesel
powered equipment. Valid Class A CDL
and'Experience required. This position
is Full-Time, 40 hours per week, with
health and retirement benefits. This posi-
tion will pay $14.63 per hour. Position
opened until filled. Gilchrist County is
an EOE/DFWP. This position requires
a background check and participation in
direct deposit. This position will have a
6 month probationary period. Applica-
.tions must be submitted through a Flor-
ida Crown Workforce Job Center (www.
employflorida.com). The Trenton office
Florida Crown, Worforce Job Cgnter is,
located;t 2J1,'B SE .11th Street. Trejtpn,
FL (352) 463-3677. Applications must
include a Valid CDL License. Please no
phone calls to employer. DFWP.

I For Rent

3 BR/2 BA 1,800 SQ FT HOME on the
Suwannee River at Rockbluff, 1/4 mi.
South of Rockbluff Store on the Gilchrist
side, never floods, large deck and covered
patio, fireplace, large walk-in closets and
small floating dock $750/mo. plus $1,000
security call 386 935-3213 evenings or
leave message during the day.


Operation ofa mail room and stock room.
Receive, verify, and distribute warehouse stock
and mail items. Computer email, data entry, and
work order program management. Requires
High Sch6olf-idudte'd us lir6' a -t ""
warehouse or clerical experience. A High
School equivalency may be substituted for high
school graduation. Computer literate. Good
customer service skills. Good communication
skills. Knowledge of spelling, grammar and
basic business arithmetic. Data entry and word
processing skills. Ability to keep records.
Ability to interact positively in person or on the
telephone. Ability to use computer financial
systems, word processing and spreadsheets.
Must have valid Florida driver's license and
good driving record. Ability to handle bulk
material deliveries and lift 45 pounds
frequently. Commercial driver's license a plus.
SALARY: $ 19,602 annually, plus benefits.
Persons interested should provide College
employment application. Position details and
applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr@fgc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association. of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment




Well Child & Newborn Care
School & Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Communicable Disease
Maternity Care By UF Dept. OB/GYN

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

Fo..FreeA e -

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

119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120

Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

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For Rent

2 BR/2 BA, located in Bell. First, last and
security deposit, no pets, lawn service in-
cluded. Hometown Realty. 352-463-9001
or 352-222-8575.

Rental assistance available for ALL
Qualified Applicants. HC/non-HC acces-
sible. 718 NE 7th Place #905, Trenton,
FL 32693. Call 352-463-7106, TDD/TTY
711. Equal Housing Opportunity.


I Real Estate

5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully
wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner financ-
ing. No down payment. $49,900, only
$513/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land-

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

Advertising Pays!

t Gilchrist County Journal
) Advertising Printing
Fax Service 463-7393

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R. A. Colson

General Contractor, Inc.

SResidential Commercial
SNew Construction Remodel Additions
Rand Colson Swimming Pools
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FL. State Lic.#CGC1504769 352-949-1 450

Forever Flowers & Gifts

"Your Full Senvice Florist"
7"1 East Iiade Street Trenon, Florida 32693





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Water Heaters
Commercial Refrigeration
Well Pumps Ice Machines "We Service All Makes and Models

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Hunt's Pest Control, Inc.
Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches
Ants and other Household Pests
Phone 493-1051
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Family Planning
School Health Services
TB Testing
Laboratory Procedures
Flu Shots

Flu Shots
are available
during regular
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Santa's beard got a tug from nlable Trluinond, a resident of yearss Health and Rehabilitation Center.




at Ayers

Health &

"Sharing the Moment" has been our
theme this Christmas season at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center.
We have had many. parties and
visitors to share in our celebration of
Jesus' birth. We took time to spend
with families eating special meals to-
Carolers greeted us with songs,
in which we knew every word, and
lots of children visited with happy
Santa joined us for our own fam-
ily get together when each resident
received a personal gift that was just
for them!
Most of our folks love to pose for
a Santa photo and there are always
those that tug on his beard or plant a
kiss right on his face. You never get
too old for Santa.
This time of year brings out kind-
ness and gratefulness in people and it
is shared with our residents.
We plan lots of things to do, but we .
take time to be with our loved ones
and hear stories of Christmas and en-
joy their laughter. We could not do
this without a community that holds
our older generation as a key ingredi-
ent to its success.,

Ayers residents are shown stopping for treats after looking at
Christmas lights. From left, Lois Watson, Tressie Cannon, Angle
Rexroat-Activities Director, Donald McCrone, Katie Valentine and
.Alice Gray.

Family Celebration at Christmas was 'enjoyed by Lois Huffman,
Sue Hart, Elizabeth Hayes, Jimmy Gray, Nancy Busby and Diane

Respecting your elders is a lesson
we learn as a child. Practicing it all
through our lives is w hat makes us

great people.
Thank you for a loving Christmas

Acoustical Afternoon for the Arts Fundraiser

for the Cedar Key Arts Festival

Set down your worries and come hoist a glass and be entertained at the 3rd annual Acoustical Afternoon Fundraiser
for the Arts Festival at the Cedar Key Island Room, Sunda\. Jan. 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This year, in addition to the sublime music of acoustical guitarist Joe Peters, come witness the Cracker Stories of
local artist and storyteller Bill Roberts, and the Lady of the Lighthouse, as portrayed by Toni Collins.
Plus, join in the silent auction for artwork fronmAward Winning Artists, you could pick up a gem for a bargain!
Tickets are $20 at the Welcome Center, or call Laura at 352-543-5400!
Only 100 seats so book early for this ne er before, not-to-be-missed event!

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Sifchri t Coungt

Camber of Commerce

We're rolling out the Red Carpet for the

Amnnumil MIembership banquet

Gilchrist Cc
Aaron McPherson Trustee and
Viva A McPhearson Revocable Trust
to Kevin McPhearson, trustee's deed,
$10.00, 12-18-14.
Aaron McPherson Trustee and
Viva A McPhearson Revocable Trust
to Kevin McPhearson, trustee's deed,
$10.00, 12-18-14.
Harold E. Mills Living Trust and
Harold E. Mills Trustee to Michael
Lyn Mills Trustee, Harold E. Mills,
and Helen M. Mills, quit claim deed,
Helen M. Mills and Harold E.
Mills, to Michael Lyn Mills, Harold
E. Mills, and Helen M. Mills Irrevo-
cable, quit claim deed, $10.00, 22-
Helen M. Mills and Harold E. Mills
to Michae.l Lynn Mills, quit claim
deed, $0.00, 22-10-14.
Fannie Mae and Federal National
Mortgage Association to Tina Kal-
bfleisch, special warranty deed,
$40,000.00, 10-10-14.
Shanann Cannon and William H.
'Cannon, to Shanann Cannon and
William H. Cannon, warranty deed,
Southeast Investment Manage-
ment, Inc., to Juan H. Wyszkowski,
warranty deed, $51,900.00, Lot 10
Hidden Oaks First Addition.
Southeast Investment Manage-
ment,'Inc., to Juan H. Wyszkowski,
warranty deed, $51,900.00, Lot 11
Hidden Oaks First Addition.
Dolores I. Brown to Alex Samuel
Brown, statutory warranty deed,
$10,00, 01-8-14.
SJohn C. Taylor, II, to John C. Tay-
lor, II, and Melissa Jean Taylor, war-
ranty deed, $10.00, 28-7-15 and part
of 27-7-15.
Lucinda Arlene Gismondi to Jef-
frey James Wombley, warranty deed,
$8,000.00, Lot #6 Lancaster Estates
together with 1986 Mobile Home.
Emily Gleason Perkins Deceased,
Joseph Perkins Deceased, and Robert
G. Perkins, to Sarah Perkins Arnold,
Emily Perkins Karlak, and Mary Per-
kins Spradling, mineral special war-
ranty gift deed, 28-8-14, 33-8-14, 21,
16-10-14, 7-9-15, 35-7-14, 7-7-15,
13-9-14, 13-10-14, 18-9-15, 11-8-14,
24-8-14, 33-8-1.
Tammy W. Crosby to Douglas W.
Crawford and Michelle Walker Craw-
ford, warranty deed, $100,000.00,
Jason Wile to Golden West MFD
HSG and Suwannee Valley Homes
Inc., quit claim deed, $45,000.00, Lot
#1 Cedar Hills together with 1996
Mobile Home.
Florida Credit Union to Brandon
J. Hendrix and Schalene S. Hendrix,
warranty deed, $39,000.00, 6-8-15.
Williams T. Hurley to Robin L.

)unty Land Transactions
Hurley, quit claim deed, $10.00, Barbara Wray Suggs to Barbarm
13-9-14 together with 1981 Mobile Wray Suggs Spring Land Trust, LLC
Home.. special warranty deed, $0.00, 27-7
Patricia B. Martin to Julia M. Han- 16.
cock, Sandra M. Harkey, Donald E. Laurie K. Newsom and Willian
Martin, and Patricia B. Martin, quit A. Newsom to Laurie K. Newson
claim deed, $0.00, PCL 4 or 53 PG Trustee and William A. Newsom Ir
529 or 59 PG 189. revocable Trust, quit claim deed
Barbara Wray Suggs Living Trust, $10.00, 23-8-14.
Barbara Wray Suggs Trustee, and Southeast Investment Manage
Barbara Wray Suggs to Barbara ment, INC., to Juan H. Wyszkowski
Wray Suggs, special warranty deed, warranty deed, $57,900.00, Lot #1;
$10.00, 27-7-16. Hidden Oaks First Addition.


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Danny Hodge
(352) 463-1832 -- Mobile (352) 493-5345
4110 S.W. 25th Street --Bell, Florida









Damon C. Leggett
Property Appraiser Gilchrist Coun'r

S112 South Main Street, Room 138
Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st


FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by A Homeitead Exemplion Granled ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD
MARCH 1, 2013 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. For 1 12 EXE PTIN
.-L..3i. i,:..jl3u~i~i, Ii;. ]r..; l i .. .u ,Tji -EXEMPTION FOR
i i,,, ,... ... ,r, 1 ,, Will Automatically Be Rent" ed PERSONS 65 AND OLDER
2. Reside on the property as of January, 1,2013. For 2013 F.r ?017. Gi.:ti .,,uni, .;.-,i. f ,-,,
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of .-:1 r vr,... ,..--I ,r.,. crr:.-.,T,,i ,orFT,.a, t.
January 1,2013. eligible for. an additional $25,000
You must then appear personally at the County Property It is no longer necessary to sign and homestead exemption on property which
Appraiser's Office. L return a renewal card for they have the legal and equitable title toand
PLEASE BRINGTHE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or maintain thereon their permanent
Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the Homestead Exemption. maintain tereon their permanent
residence. For 2012, the income limitation
property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: was $27,030. In order to be considered, a
Voter's Registration or Declaration R registration, Florida If filing for the first time, sworn statement of adjusted gross income
Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a
U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both you must come of householdmust befiled withthe property
husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to to the Property Appraiser's Office. January ice during the filing periodof
bring titles) or registrations) to mobile home.

EXEMPTION Any ex-service member who is a AT
Any widow/widower who s permanent resident of Florida andRELATED DISABILITY
permanent Florida resident may s disabled at least 10% in war or Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall
claim this exemption. If the by service-connected misfortune receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the
widow/widower remarries, she/he is entitled to a $5,000 exemption. veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, and the veteran was
is no longer eligible and if the If filing for the first time, please honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a
husband and wife were divorced present a certificate from the percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, service-connected
before his/her death, the woman United States Government. Under disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify
is not considered a widow nor the certain circumstances the benefit for the. discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county
man a widower. If filing for the of this exemption can carry over property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military
first time, please present a Death to the veteran's spouse in the service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating
Certificate or other proof of your event of ,the veteran's death, the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and such evidence that
widow/widower status Consult your appraiser for details reasonably identifies' the disability as combat related, and a, copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge.

Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no FILINGS
qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, later than April st Failure to file a return will result in
present at least one of the following as proof of your disability a penalty and an assessment will be made as
A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property All owners or lessees of agricultural
from the United Stats Dep a n or te includes property such as businessfurniture and lands who desire agricultural
rom the nitedtato artment of Veterans Affairs, or fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods, classifications for tax purposes, on
documentation from the Social iserit inistrti. and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt their property must file an agricultural
benefits ino io lid con fdtact the Apraiser's Ofice for tere il from the tax on household goods and personal effects application with the Appraiser
benefit information If blind or confined to wheelchair, there isTheand between January 1 and March 1.
an income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact in th oesa. e deadline for charitable and c
the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special qualified non-proft organizations eligible as such r
benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April
Office. Ist. automatically renewed.

Additional Homestead Exemption HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT
How does the "double homestead" work? TRANSFERABLE -- A NEW
The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR
of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by ANY CHANGES
$25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to
$25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to
detennine their residency status. If Husband or Wife is filing for one or
For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first 1T25.000 arid n ai both, residency documentation will be required for both.
portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable
value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000)., Prior to new law, the taxable We are at your service and will be most happy
value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000). to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse.
This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed Damon C. Leggett
value upon which school taxes are based. Also, It does not reduce or Proyrt),ppraisvr-- Gilchrist County
otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp- 112 South Man Street Room138 Trenton, Florida 32693
tions. It Is not necessary to file for this additional exemption If you have 138 Trenton, Florda 32693
the Homestead Exemption already. (352) 463-3190




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