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Santa comes to town

Just before Christmas, Santa stopped by the Bell Elementary School Pre-K Class of Ms. Webster and Ms. Lindsey to visit with students, who got a chance to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Pictured above: Amberlynn, Canaan, Zackary, Laney, Maelyn, Wesley, Hayden, Alexander, Rachel, Bellalee, Brooklyn, Waylon, Justice, Cason and Macie.   Full Story »

Bell students sweep School District Spelling Bee

S-u-s-h-i was the word of the day on Monday as Bell High School student Jack Denny correctly spelled the noun and was named District Spelling Bee Champion. Fellow Bell High School student Melonie Piechocki was the runner-up. Jack and Melonie competed against students from throughout Gilchrist County who won or placed in their school spelling bees. Participants included Victoria Butler ... Full Story »

Walker-Crawford elected School Board chair

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County School Board met on November 17, and the first order of business was to elect a new chairperson and vice-chairperson. Michelle Walker-Crawford was elected chair and Deen Lancaster was elected vice-chair. The  time and date of meetings was set for the following year and Christie McElroy suggested that the day meeting be moved ... Full Story »

JROTC program honors Veterans

Bell Middle High School students were treated to a Veterans Day performance on Tuesday morning and the entire community was invited to see the show later in the evening. Bell High JROTC heads up this program each year and the Bell Band does a wonderful job performing many patriotic songs. The JROTC students dressed in period military uniforms. Students watched ... Full Story »

Longtime Bell bus driver loves his job

A gallon of gasoline sold for 63 cents in 1978, which is the same year Bell native Tommy Brown started driving a school bus for the Gilchrist County School District. Thirty seven years ago bus drivers didn’t have to worry about obtaining a commercial driver’s license or taking a 40-hour school bus driver course that the Florida Department of Education ... Full Story »

3rd grade 4-H Club sells pumpkins

Bell Elementary School 3rd Grade Happy Harvesters 4-H Club members are selling pumpkins this week! The students have a pumpkin stand set up in front of Bell Elementary School where they will be selling pumpkins up until the school’s Fall Festival on Friday night. The pumpkin stand will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 14 after school, on Thursday, Oct. 15 ... Full Story »