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Bethel United Methodist Church (Lake City, Florida)

Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 4843 South US Hwy. 441 at County Road 133-B in Lake City, Florida. Known as Old Bethel Church, it was first organized by Alligator area settlers as early as the 1820s; the original church was a small log structure located about two miles northeast of its current location. In 1855, the new building was erected to accommodate a growing number of parishioners, it is one of only a few Antebellum church buildings. Bethel Church has served its congregation continuously since its mid-nineteenth century founding; the building has been known in the community as "the white church by the side of the road" for over one hundred years. There is a Bethel UMC in Warrenton, Virginia. Bethel UMC, Lake City, FL Flickr photo and text

Arthur Mitchell (Yukon politician)

Arthur Mitchell is a Canadian politician, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Yukon and the Leader of the Official Opposition from 2006 to 2011. He is a former real estate agent and an assistant to John Ostashek, the Yukon Party Government Leader from 1992 to 1996. Mitchell was elected leader in June 2005 in a leadership race against Pat Duncan, the Yukon's first Liberal premier, remained leader until his defeat in the 2011 Yukon election. Mitchell is from the community of New Rochelle, New York, he is the brother of television journalist Andrea Mitchell, the son of Cecile and Sydney Mitchell. Mitchell's father was the chief executive officer and partial owner of a furniture manufacturing company in Manhattan and was the president of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle for 40 years, his mother was an administrator at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Mitchell moved to Canada in the 1970s, settling in Atlin, British Columbia to run a general store until moving to Yukon in the early 1990s and becoming a real estate agent in Whitehorse.

Mitchell has served as alternate chair of the Yukon Worker's Compensation Health and Safety Board and on the City of Whitehorse Parks and Recreation Board. Mitchell ran unsuccessfully in the newly created Whitehorse riding of Copperbelt in the 2002 Yukon election, but was defeated by Yukon Party candidate Haakon Arntzen. In the 2002 election, the Liberals were reduced from government to just a single seat, that of leader and former Yukon Premier Pat Duncan. Duncan called for a confidence vote in her leadership, which Mitchell contested, he defeated Duncan by 54 votes in June 2005. Mitchell soon after contested a by-election in the riding of Copperbelt in 2005, following the resignation of Haakon Arntzen after convictions of indecent assault. Mitchell was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the November 2005 by-election. Mitchell led his party to gaining Official Opposition status in May 2006, following the defection of two New Democrat MLAs, Gary McRobb and Eric Fairclough, to the Liberal caucus.

Under Mitchell's leadership, the Liberals retained Official Opposition status that year in the 2006 Yukon election, increasing the party's seat count by one. Mitchell served as the Yukon's Leader of the Official Opposition during the 32nd Legislative Assembly. Mitchell announced his intention to seek re-election in the redistributed riding of Copperbelt North in the 2011 election, after his riding of Copperbelt was dissolved. However, he was defeated by Currie Dixon of the Yukon Party and announced his resignation as the head of the Yukon Liberal Party; as a result of its loss, the Yukon Liberal Party was once again reduced to third party status. On the resignation of Haakon Arntzen