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Langford will move to Trenton Elementary School
By CarrieA. Mizell The Gilchrikt County School "I'm very excited!" Langford 32 years. She started out as a fill-in "I am looking forward to a ne
After 10 years spent serving as principal Board approved the change last said on Tuesday. "It was time for a math teacher, before working as a challenge," Langford said,
at Trenton Middle-Hligh School, Lynette week. Langfolrd will take over from change," business teacher, technology teacher The Gilchrist County Scho
Lungfinrd will move to Trenton Elementary current principal Jay Jolicoeur, who Langford ihas worked in the and finally assistant principal and District is taking applications for tl
School in the fall. has moved to Suwannee County. Gilchrist County School District for principal. position of principal ofTM/HS.
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Trenton home burglarized while family sleeps
By Carrie A.Mizell
Two Trenton teenagers have been
arrested and charged with burglary
after breaking into a home on
Rowland Boulevard while the family
, No one was injured in the burglary.
In fact, Trenton Police Chief Jim
Raven said .the husband, wife and
two children slept through the crime.
It wasn't until early the next morning
that the family woke to find the wife's
purse missing, their cell phones and a
home computer gone. Not only were
contents from within the home taken,
but thieves also stole the family's two
The day after the crime, Chief
Raven was able to arrest Waylon
Hunter Sullivan, 18, of Trenton.
According to the police chief,
Sullivan was identified on Wal-Mart
in Chiefland surveillance video while
using credit card he allegedly stole
from the Rowland Boulevard home
to buy cell phones.
Sullivan was charged with
Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling.
Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Motor
,Vehicle, and Huffing.
As the investigation continued,
Chief Raven was able to arrest
a second suspect involved in the
burglary on Friday.
. William Groshon, 19, of Trenton,
has been charged with Grand Theft
Auto, Burglary of an Occupied
Dwelling and Grand Theft,
.According to Chief Raven,
the family's vehicles have been
recovered. Both Waylon Hunter
Sullivan and William Groshon were
being held at the Gilchrist County
Jail at press time.
S19 kids fis
By Carrie A. Mizell
He may not have taken home a big
shiny trophy for Largest Bass, Bream
or trash fish, but 6-year-old Blayne
Rhodes of Trenton took home the top
prize of the day on Saturday, a new
trolling motor he won while fishing
at the Suwannee River Shrine Club's
Kids Fishing Tournament.
Despite early rainfall, the annual
tournament held at Hart Springs was
deemed a success as 19 youth, ages
5 to 16, fished along the banks of the
Suwannee River! The river was low,
but that didn't stop the participates
from having a good time, while
hauling in several good catches.
There were six participants in the
13-to-16-year-old division. Ryan
Bulgin caught the Largest Bass at
1.52 pounds. He also won Largest
Total Boat Weight at 5.18 pounds.
Rich Burris caught the Largest Bream,
which weighed in at .64 pounds. Mill
Lang took home a trophy for Largest
SColt Frierson of Dixie County
nearly swept the 9-to-12-year-old
division having caught the Largest
Bass at 1.86 pounds, the Largest
Trash Fish at 7.04 pounds, all while
recording the Largest Total Boat
Weight at 9.60 pounds. Delaney
Santerfit caught the Largest Bream
Witha shout of did it, Momma!
Sdid' it!" Kaysen Meeks of Chiefland
S Continued to page 14
By Carrie A. Mizell
Though his heart is still in making
sure that residents of this community
have food to eat, Rick Weder's health
will no longer allow him to complete
The director of the Senior Citizens'
Food Pantry informed Gilchrist
County Commissioners last week that
he will be stepping down as director
of the non-profit organization. Weder
cited an ongoing battle with cancer
that requires extensive chemotherapy
"My doctor is on me about not
being stressed out," Weder said. "So
I needto give this up."
Volunteers Rick Clark and Mike
McKenzie will be taking over day-
to-day operations of the food bank,
Weder explained, along with six
i 'There will be no interruption in
services," Weder said. "The needs"
of the people in this community will
continue to be met."
Fifteen, years ago, Weder
recognized a need within the
Waccasassa community and began
June 14. 2012
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h in Shriners annual tournament
Blayne Rhodes, 6, of Trenton accepts a trolling motor from Shriner Walt Rode at the conclusion of the
Suwannee River Shrine Club's annual tournament on Saturday.
?s down as food pantry director
the Waccasassa Volunteer Fire
Department's Food Pantry. Even
then, the food pantry was open to
residents living throughout Gilchrist
County and no one was turned away.
"When I started out there were 30
people a month being served," Weder
In May, the Senior Citizens Food
Pantry served 3,000 people, with the
help of some 40 volunteers. -
"The need'has steadily increased.
over the years," Weder said.
Initially, Weder recalls giving out a
truckload of green beans that would
have otherwise been thrown away.
"People lined up down the road for
those beans," Weder recalls.
Over the years the food pantry
has grown from an out-of-the-back-
of-a-car operation to having it's
own facility behind Trenton City
Hall. Aided by the Gilchrist County
Commissioners who provide it
$10,400 each year, the food pantry has
been able to serve a larger number of
people. Under Weder's direction, the
food pantry has initiated a number of
programs including the Mobile Food
Pantry and Backpack Distribution
Program. This summer, the Senior
Citizens Food Pantry has secured
* pizza lunches for children attending
the Gilchrist County Public Library's,
summer reading program, which will
begin on July 5.
"We have been able to do some
really good things over the years,"
Weder said. "This is the finest
community in the whole world. When
people here learn there is a need they
give and even the people receiving
the food share with others."
SThough his health will keep him
away from the Senior Citizens' Fodd
Pantry, Weder said he plans to try to
come in when he is able and assist the
eight volunteers who staff the food
For more information on the Senior
Citizens Food Pantry, call 463-2710.
41 local candidates qualify for
By Carrie A. Mizell challenge each other in the primary
A plethora of local candidates election for the job of Sheriff.
qualified for the 2012 election last Republicans Leonard Knuckles,
week in what promises to be exciting Gabriel Martin and Robert Roux Jr.
primary and general elections. 'will also face off to see who will be
According to the Supervisor of the Republican candidate for sheriff
Elections staff, the 2012 election year in the general election.
falls just short of the record setting Property Appraiser Damon C.
2004 election when there were 42 Leggett had no opposition, so he was
qualified candidates, granted another four-year term in
The number of qualified office.
candidates seeking local office has In the Tax Collector's race,
risen considerably according to the Republicans Mitchell. Gentry and
Supervisor of Elections Office's Tommy Langford will face off in
oldest records, which indicate the the general election to see who will
county had just 14 candidates qualify challenge Democrat Barbara Merritt
for the local election in 1956. in the general election.
In the 2012 Clerk of Circuit Court Democrats Ronda Adkins, Christie
race, Democrats Susan P. Owens, McElroy and Emory Philman will
Tracey Downing WilkersonandVerna vie for the Democrat ticket for
Mae Eady Wilson will face-off in the Superintendent of Schools in the
primary election, while Republican primary election, to see who will face
candidates Randy Durden, Crystal Republican Robert G.Rankin for the
Thornton Jones and Todd Newton position in the general election.
will vie for the seat. Like Leggett, Connie D. Sanchez
Democrats Charles Risk Jr. and had no opposition, so she will serve
Robert (Bobby) Schultz III will as.Supervisor of Elections for another
County Judge candidates Sheree H.
Lancaster and David Miller (Duke)
Lang will face off in the primary
election, after both qualified to run.
Robert B. Clemons, Lana Cherie
Hastings, and Matthew Rexroat all
qualified to run for the School Board,
District 2 seat.
in the School Board, District 3
race, V C Cannon, Michelle Walker-
Crawford and Dermot Burke all
qualified to run.
Julie C. Thomas had no opposition,
so she will retain her School Board,
District 4 seat.
County Commissioner Sharon
Akins Langford will be challenged
in the general election by Rosemary
McDaniel, who qualified last week
to run for the County Commissioner,
District 1 seat. McDaniel cited
No Party Affiliation. Langford, a
Democrat, and McDaniel will be on
the general election ballot.
Continued to page 14
Waylon Hunter Sullivan William Groshon
Trenton High School senior Jacob Turner accepts his diploma from
principal Lynette Langford during the Class of 2012's graduation
ceremony on Saturday. Turner is one offoour graduating seniors at
Trenton who plan to leave Gilchrist County and enter the armed
forces. Turner will be going into the Army.
Full coverage of Graduation 2012 is on page 14
Ayers' 30th Anniversary
The community is 'invited to
attend the Ayers' 30th Anniversary
Celebration, "Remember Gala."
The celebration' will be held on
Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ayers Health and
Rehabilitation Center. located on 606
NE 7th St. in Trenton.
Join us for a raffle and a silent
auction with proceeds going to
the Alzheinier's Association.
Refreshments and music will also be
available. Come and see why we are
#1 with a 5-Star Rating.
If you have questions, please call
Langford to seek re-election
To the Citizens of Gilchrist County:
My name is Sharon Akins Lang-
ford, and I am seeking re-election for
Gilchrist County Commissioner, Dis-
trict 1. I am a life-long 5th genera-
tion resident of this county. I am 42
years old and have been married for
23 years to Edgar Langford, the son
of Ann Langford and the late Junior
Langford of Trenton. We have two
children, Cody, age 19 and Shelby,
age 16. My parents are the late Stan-
ley Akins and the late Ruth Akins
both of Bell,
I graduated from Trenton High
School in 1988. I later went on to fur-
ther my education and received my
AA Degree at Santa Fe Community
College and my BA Degree at Saint
Leo University. I have a degree in
Elementary Education and taught
5th grade at Bell Elementary for 14
years. I am currently employed and
over various programs with the Gil-
christ County School District office.
I also work on our family farm.
I wpuld like to thank every citi-
zen in Gilchrist County for allowing
me to serve as your county commis-
sioner and having trust in me for the
past 7 years. With mandates from
the state, we have had to cut our bud-
get. By doing this, I have had to make
some tough decisions. I am a firm
believer in hard work and spending
your money wisely. As your commis-
sioner, there have been many accom-
plishments made over the past 7h
years that I am very proud of. A few
of them include lowering your taxes
by 17%, paving over 100 miles of
roadway in Gilchrist County.through
state grant programs, and upgrading
our parks and boat ramps using grant
money from the state. We also added
an 11,000 square foot addition to our
courthouse funded by state grants.
All of these projects and many more
have been accomplished while main-
tainifg a balanced budget every year.
I appreciate the support that you
have given me over the past years. I
feel honored and blessed to serve the
citizens of this county. I have the ex-
perience necessary and the desire to
continue to serve you. I respectfully
and humbly ask for your support to
allow me to continue to serve Gil-
christ County as your county com-
missioner. If you have any questions/
concerns or if I can be of any service
to anyone, please call me at 352-213-
2395. You may also email me at Sha-
ronLangfordl @yahoo.com. Thank
you for your consideration and your
continued support as your county
commissioner. I would appreciate
your vote on November 6th.
CIILCI IRIST1 COUJN'1Y JOURNAL
T'IIIJRSDAY, JJUNE 14, 2012
COOKING AND CARRYING' ON
The old Southern tradition of "put-
ting up" garden vegetables took up
most of my day on Monday.
Yes, it is a lot of work to pick,
shell, blanch and pack peas into bags
for the freezer. I also canned a cooker
of tomatoes which will most likely be
used in soup, chili or tomato gravy in
the winter. If you still "put up" veg-
etables from the garden you know
how much work it is.
I'm not sure if its just fact that I
grew up on a farm in this area where
almost everything you ate was grown
and raised'on the farm, or if home-
grown really does taste much better.
eEther. way its a tradition I'm not
willing to let die. But one thing is for
sure, there is nothing better than a pot
of acre peas or tomatoes and stewed
okra with a little bacon chipped up in
Growing up some fifty years ago on
the farm momma only went to town
on Saturday to buy groceries and then
it was only for what she called sta-
ples. Staples were flour, sugar, rice,
meal, grits, potatoes, salt and pepper.
Pretty much everything- else, includ-
ing our beef, pork, chicken and eggs
all came from the farm as well as all
manner of vegetables.
Momma spent nearly a month put-
ting up those vegetables and each year
we would have big family hog kill-
ings and daddy would cure the meat.
I do believe that today that would be
called "sustainable agriculture" and.
could also be called "eating locally
grown produce." Dog gone, we were
cool way back then and did not even
know it. Momma might have called it
Yes, that bacon was salty, but that
salty bacon and a sliced tomato out of
the garden made the best sandwiches
in the world. Back then all I saw it as
was a whole lot of work, but today I
realize that I learned a whole lot of
work ethic gathering vegetables as a
child on a Florida farm.
Today I still can't think of a supper
that I would rather sit down to than
one of peas, cream-style corn, fried
squash, sliced tomatoes and some
ol' salty bacon. That my friends, is a
meal and a childhood to be thankful
Grandma's Green Beans
1 ham hock, 1 cup cubed ham or
2 pounds green beans, snapped into
2 inch pieces
1 onion, peeled, optional
salt to taste
Place ham hock, cubed ham or fat-
back in a pot with two to three inches
of water and slowly boil it for 30
minutes to 1 hour. Add green beans
and sliced onion and about a teaspoon
of salt Cover with lid and cook over
medium heat stirring occasionally.
Taste the beans and correct season-
ing. Cook until beans are tender.
SI usually add a little seasoning salt
Summer library programs will begin soon
By CarrieA. Mizell During this special program, library
Firefighters, geckos and magiiians, workers'will be performing a puppet
oh my! show.
The Gilchrist County Public Li- The July 19th program will be on
brary will be the place to be in July, African culture as children hear a
as the Summer reading program story on African folklore.
gets underway on Thursday, July 5. The final program on July 26 will
The four-week program will .begip,,,feature a magician.
at 10:30 a.m. and run through 11:30 For more information on the sum-
AJM n l.V4 and 21kA met reading program, call the Library
zalnch, that includes orange juice at 463-3176.
or milk, a fruit cup and a cookie will The Bell Library is announcing
be served to all children attending the scheduled activities for the summer.
reading program. All activities for the Summer
Every week a clown will be stop- Children's Program will begin at 10
ping by the reading program. a.m. on Thursdays:
On July 5, local EMT and firefight- June 28, Suwannee Cracker Man;
ers will be on-hand, along with a fire July 5, Dudley Farm;
truck and ambulance. Kids will have July 12, Dairy Cow presented by
the opportunity to learn more about Dana Langford;
rescue workers while talking with lo- July 19, Smokey the Bear;
cal heroes. July 26, Fire Trucks and EMS. All
Geddy the Gecko, a life-size liz- children are encouraged to attend.
ard, will be at the library on July 12.
Thu 1.631 ft. 3.260ft. 0.481 ft.
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Jun 18, 12 2:37 AM. 7:54 AM 1:27 PM 8:57 PM
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Jun 19, 123:13 AM 8:33 AM 2:03 PM 9:31 PM
Wed 2.926 ft. 1.590 ft. 3.730 ft. -0.187 ft.
Jun 20, 12 3:48 AM 9:12 AM 2:39 PM 10:05 PM
Apogee: 6/15 9:00 PM New Moon: 6/19 11:03 AM
Solstice: 6/20 7:10 PM
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Comments Greenbury Jones
By John M. Ayers
The hot summer weather is upon The Oreenbury Jones Family will
us. The mosquitoes have begun to ap- come together on Saturday, June 16,
pear at both dawn and dusk. The tem- for their annual family reunion at Hart
perature in the evenings after dark Springs. The family and friends are
is still hot and sultry, yes summer is asked to bring a picnic lunch basket
here. This type of weather kicks the to be spread at 12 noon in Pavilion
grass into high gear as long as 'the A. All family and friends are invited
afternoon thundershowers continue to attend.
to bless us with one quarter or more
inches of rain.. Corbin Family
On Saturday, the weather was fore-
cast to rain so I gave our lawn a shot of The Tom and Mamie Corbin fam-
fertilizer to help it get over the condi- ily reunion will be held on June 23 at
tion it is under due to the extreme dry Hart Springs, Pavilion A. Bring your
weather we have had. The continued covered'dishes and come join us at 12
rain and the Southern States minor noon.
elements seems to be working; I will
have to mow by the weekend. B Cl of 1
On a more pleasant note, this HS Class of 1982
weather also seems to have energized I n
emulletasIt's been 30 years since graduation
the mullet as they are now recovering It is time to get everyone together for
from the winter. We caught a few last the Bell High School Class of 1982
k befo the light d the Bell High School Class of 1982
week before the lightning scared us reunion on the weekend of July 20 and
off of the water. The tide was perfect 21. Everyone who attended Bell High
but the bolts of lightning made me School with our class is welcome to
decide the fishing was just going to come; even those who moved on
have to wait until another day. before graduation.
As we fished the outside grassy Th main event is being held
island points, the tide was incom- Saturday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m at the
ing, the water seemed to be alive Opera House at the Great Outdoors
with baitfish. As we threw our cast pe in H g T
nets, searching for mullet, the target evening will include heavy hrs d'
species, we caught a lot of every- evehig wil incue heavy hors
thing else. Under normal conditions oeuvres, a cash bar, music from the
thing else. Under normal conditions era and a video presentation. Later,
I would be disappointed, but we use era and a video presentationLater,
the smaller fish for frozen bait when everyone is welcome to stay or
get a chance to fish the natural a live band in the main restaurant,
we get a chance to fish the natural Grea Outdoors. We are planning
bottom structures between Suwannee Great Outdoors. We are plarming
bottom structures between Suwannee lots of activities to help everyone get
and Cedar Key. reacuainted
The hot weather makes the coastal acquainted.
flats come alive as the glass minnows e to faeebook m/
and many other types of small bait- page at www.f .co.
fish move up into the shallows. As we
fished the grassy islands, it seemed Annual Gathering
the stingrays were the most plenti-
ful as they would dart off of the mud The families of Ferris and Ida
shallows into the deeper water when Home, Joseph, Henry, David, Joel,
we got too close, and Tony Bieling will hold their
I was surprised that we didn't come annual gathering. All friends and.
across more redfish. Mark caught a relatives are all invited to come and
red and when I measured the fish it join us on June 23, 2012, at pavilion
appeared to be right on the line, but B in Hart Springs. Bring your
I was afraid that the fish would be covered dishes and come join the
short by shrinkage, so I slipped him socialization.
back into the. water. That was the For information call Margo Polk at
only redfish I saw on this trip. 352-221-4394.
As the tide continued to roll in, I
began to make more and more blind Bill Gay-
casts because I just felt the mullet
were staying on the bottom. It soon Lenora Slaughter
became apparent that the sail catfish .
were the most populated species. I The W. F. (Bill) Gay-Lenora
have never caught so many catfish in Slaughter reunion will be held at the
,a single trip with a cast net. OtterSprings Lodge onSaturday, June
All-in al -le. veaugenough fishR,23.- Covered dishes are requested and
for a mess and they were very tasty. an all-day visit is planned. Come and
reminisce and bring any pictures you
wish to share.
THS Class of 1983
Happy Birthday wishes to Paul Next year will mark the 30th
Bryant ahd Bobby Chesser on June anniversary of our graduation from
14; Lorraine Callahan, Bradley THS. We need your help locating the
Smith. David Turner. Megan Roberts, members of our class and to help us
Jim Allison and Logan Dale White on plan our 30th class reunion. If you
June 15; Katie Jones, Kathie Porter, happen to have contact information
Jason Johnson, Amanda Summers, for any member of the graduating
Blaine Thornton and Greenley Renee class of 1983, please let us know how
Wilks on June 16; Cody Martin, Teri to reach out to them!
Bone, Mike Burnett, Inge Mauthner If you are a member of the class
on June 17; L. J. Lane, Sr., Jonathon of 1983 and would be interested in
Dasher, Marcel Earl, Allie Lang, helping us plan the reunion, we are
Donna Watson, Kara Surrency, Erin looking for you! Please contact us via
McQuiston, Howell Lancaster, Jr., email at THSClassl983@gmail.com
and Robert Reeves on June 18; or call 904-343-7944.
Brittany Busby, Laura Antoni, John
Keith Clifton, Jr., Cindy JoAyers, Dee A
Dee Benson, Kassie Barron and Bess
Griffin on June 19; Linda Yonutes,Cll l adratSg
Noy O'Steen, Ashli Johnson, Stacy
Jenkins, Rick Aususto, Nodie Smith
on June 20.
Happy Anniversary wishes to
Bobby and Violet Kincaid on June
14; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lord, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Oversteet, Eugene
and Dara Lynn Watkins, Nathan and
Tamara McAdle on June 17; Ed and From birth, every Jewish child le
Lorraine Callahan on June 18. Moses. Deuteronomy 6 exhorts par
children every aspect of the Law on a
Sy of the child of Abraham was a dai
covenant with Jehovah made at Mt.
feasts and temple service were integra
Thank you to everyone for all of Judaism. Jerusalem was the center
of the phone calls, cards, food and and called the (saiah 48
prayers during my recent illness and ay o Penteco
Feast of Weeks or Day of Penteco
Carol Lang and family national festivals observed 1fily days
was in Jerusalem on the Day of Pent
from every nation under heaven"
PolCZynski named change the world they knew and gene
On this particular festival day, a mig
tO Dean's List I multitude to behold a wondrous eve
Galilee were speaking in a multitude
Submitted the mighty works of God (Acts 2
Joseph Polczynski of Newberry amazed and perplexed as to its mean
was named to the Dean's List at Flor-
ida Institute of Technology for the twelve, raised his voice and began
spring semester, which ended in May. Testament fiullillment of what wa
Polczynski ig pursuing a Bachelor's multitude listened intently to this fish
degree in Mechanical Engineering. explain how Jehovah had prophesied tl
and the news of the death of Jesus of t
Marriage Applications fulfilent of the will of God (Acts 2:1
Sp Peter spoke to the hearts of those gatll
Charles Eugene Lord, 5/13/1958, "Let all the house of Israel therefor
and Rebecca Lynne Grant, 2/8/1975, that God has made him both Lord an,
both of Trent6n. whom you crucified" (Acts 2:36). Th
Braulio Herandez-Lopez, of people gathered that day but three
3/26/1987, and Leticia Conejo, assembled heard something thit chang
8/20/1988, both of Cross City. believed in their hearts the message abi
Robert Joseph Jones, 3/5/1987, and
Miranda Sharon Butler, 7/22/1993,
both of Trenton.
Burton Emmett Wester, 1/8/1945, 463-3793 *
and Ksandra Dale-Ross, 3/3/1942, Please Visit www.tre
both of Fanning Springs.
Mrs. Iris Roberts is now at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Trenton after falling last Tuesday,
At the age of 98, Mrs. Iris incurred
a hairline fracture in her pelvis. She
was treated at North Florida Regional
Hospital before being transferred to
Ayers on Friday.
Mrs. Iris is unable to walk and has
a long recovery ahead of her.
Friends are encouraged to send
cards to Mrs. Iris during her stay at
Ayers. Cards may be addressed to
Mrs. Iris Roberts do Ayers Health
and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box
229, Trenton FL 32693.
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everything they knew since birth to follow the will of God.
Their conversion was a slow progress (Acts 2:42-47) but
their lives would never be the same. Imagine how life
changing that was for these "devout" Jewish souls. They
would learn that being a follower of Jesus Christ would
bring salvation; not Moses (Acts 13:38-39). The message
of the blood of Christ would resonate in their worship; not
the blood of bulls and goats (Hebrews 10). It would be the
circumcision of the heart that would make them a child of
God; not the circumcision of the flesh (Galatians 6:12-15).
Devout men change because their devotion is the Lord
and to His word. They are not prohibited by the notions of
men restricting their faith to man-made religions. Those
who are sincere of heart will make whatever changes are
necessary in accordance with the will of God no matter
the cost. Paul the apostle gave his life for Jesus Christ
(Philippians 3:1-11) giving up his Jewish pedigree. The
spirit of the Thessalonians lives in the devoted "IWhen
y'ou received the word of God which you heard from us,
you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the word of God, which also effecdivel( works in
you who believe" (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
Trenton Church of Christ
502 Northeast 7th Street Trenton, Florida 32693
ntonchurchofchrist.com Email kerux(@bellsouth.net
Scott Keith Livingston and Hannah Bunkley
Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Bunkley would like to announce the upcom-
ing marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, to Scott Keith Livingston,
son of Jan and the late Freddie Livingston of Palatka.
The bride-elect graduated from Santa Fe College with a degree in nursing
and is currently employed by Greystone Healthcare Management.
The groom-elect graduated from the University of North Florida with a
Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering and is currently employed by
the State of Florida Department of Transportation.
The wedding will take place at Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka on
July 7, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. All friends and family
are welcome to attend.
Mrs. Iris Roberts recovering at Ayers
T J T
Letters to the Editor
1 would like to take this
opportunity to commend the faculty,
Administration, and graduating class
of Trenton High School for the
fine graduation ceremony this past
SSaturday evening. Even though the
; weather created a challenge, the new
Gymnasium was set up for all of the
Excited parents, family, friends, and
Scaring community members.
I was especially impressed with
Sthe students' speeches. It was evident
that the young ladies who spoke had
devoted time and deep thought to
their chosen words. They did not give
cliche advice, but rather meaningful
insight for their peers to consider.
The adults who were present would
% do well to also listen! They had the
courage to publicly share their faith
in God, for which I give them high
I would also like to personally
thank Mrs. Lynette Langford for
making sure that in her speech each
and every graduate was named for
Something special. What a great perk
of having a relatively small class! Her
words of encouragement made us
realize that they were not just names
on a roll to her; they were individuals
worthy of recognition. She had taken
the time to get to know them over the
years, and they mattered to her. (She
even turned their "flock" prank into
something positive with her astute
I must not miss this chance,
However, to admonish someone. I am
not sure exactly who. Someone made
the decision. What I am referring
to is the beach ball tragedy. In an
effort to have some harmless, simple
fun, several parents and students
were armed with beach balls. Our
celebration was thwarted when the
police escort walked an innocent soul
out of graduation. Really?? We have
youth who abuse drugs, drive drunk,
are recklessly promiscuous, have
no respect for authority, drop out of
school, carry weapons, and commit
crimes, and yet the poor graduating
class who had just been praised for
their high academic achievements
was threatened because they dared
to attempt a moment of harmless fun.
I was ready to enjoy the beach ball
game myself; I'd like to have seen
;them try to escort me out. School
Says are full of testing, re-testing,
RTI, endless time-on-task, testing,
re-testing, pressure to score a certain
Score, and never take time to celebrate
accomplishments. Do the school
1 L A I
board, staff and resou
have nothing better to do
about a beach ball??? Let
for once. In Bell, a grad
member was applauded
musician with the cymbi
person was reprimanded
You adults should be ash
Thank you for allow
praise our students and
community. This is a gr
live and raise children.
abundance of love and ca
our county family; 1 have
it countless times over
There have been ma
circulating around the are
of the springs within Gild
are closed, "dried-up" or
to visitors due to the d
other environmental cone
However, these are
Water levels may be
springs may have a lowe
normally seen, but our
open and we are excite
summer! To contact the
Gilchrist County springs,
Otter Springs: 352-4
Hart Springs: 352-4
Blue Springs: 386-4
Ginnie Springs: 386-4
Manager of O
by a fellow
als, and that
!! Come on.
ving me to
.An .I.. t
Neighbors complain: Music and drums
are too loud at Farm to Family Park
Personality of the Month
at place to By Geneva Cornwell
There is an Wisdom: seeing and responding to
ring among life situations from a perspective that
experienced transcends my current circumstances.
the last 22 Wisdom teaches how to learn from
corrections; choosing friends careful-
Laura Deen ly; remembering that there are con-
sequences to every action, and ask-
gs are ing the question, "What is the right
thing to do?" The Character Council
of Gilchrist County would like to
highlight Miss Nikki Bolender. In
2005, Bolender moved with her fam-
ay rumors ily from Ft. Lauderdale to this area,
ea that some where she began fourth grade. She
hrist County will begin the eleventh grade at Bell
unavailable High School in the fall and is a mem-
Irought and ber of the JROTC.Nikki sees wisdom
:erns. as a necessity in her life as she makes
rumors and her daily decisions. She looks at how
she makes them, like the "butterfly
lower and effect:" a scientific theory that even
er flow than the flapping ofa butterfly's wings can
springs are have an effect on the other side of
ted for the the world. In other words, Bolender
e individual feels that "making a decision can af-
visit www. fect others way down the road." She
or call the uses wisdom in encouraging others.
When she discovers that a friend is
63-0800 going through a troublesome time,
63-3444 Bolender writes a letter to that friend
154-1369 to help them cope with that struggle.
454-7188 She is extra careful what she says to
adie Odgen, people, for those words "may have a
)tter Springs bigger affect than I realize, for harsh
words cannot be taken back."
By John M Ayers
The Gilchrist County Commission
was addressed by residents living near
the Farm to Family Music Park on
SR 47 in Northeast Gilchrist County
on June 4. The residents attended the.
meeting to complain about the loud
music and drums being played after
midnight during the recent three-day
production in Gilchrist County.
Jim and Cindy Long reported the
music festival has become louder and
louder with each event and they are
worried this not-for-profit-produc-
tion will turn into an every weekend
"This is a neighborhood, our neigh-
borhood where we live," Cindy Long
said. "We live a mile away from this
residential subdivision and the music
and drums are still very loud,"
Mrs. Long explained, "The drums
are very loud and annoying and
should have stopped at midnight, but
didn't on both Friday and Saturday
The Special Use Permit that was
approved for the production company
by the Gilchrist County Commission
stipulated the music and drums were
to stop playing at midnight.
Mrs. Long explained that on Fri-
day night they called the Gilchrist
County Sheriff's Office at 12:30 a.m.
and the drums stopped shortly after
1 a.m. On Saturday night the music
and drums continued to get louder
and played again after midnight. She
told the commission that she called
the Sheriff's Office at 12:30 a.m. but
the drums were still playing at 3:30
"Six months ago the music was not
as loud as it was in this last program,"
Jim Long said.
Mrs. Long asked the Commission
what the county would do the next
time something like this happens. She
also questioned what an event of this
type would do to the neighborhood.
Commissioner D. Ray Harrison,
Jr., told Mr. and Mrs. Long that the
property owner Lowell Chesborough
was out of the country at the time of
the meeting, but when he returns the
Commission will ask him to attend
the next meeting, so the issues can be
Commissioner Randy Durden told
the Longs that when he got a call
from Mrs. Long during the festival,
he went to the park to hear just how
loud the music was.
"I am concerned about the traf-
fic that goes in and out of the park,"
Commissioner Durden explained.
North Gilchrist VFD Bell WoodTurners
pancake breakfast to hold craft show
The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its monthly
breakfast on June 16, 2012, from 8-
For a donation we offer eggs,
pancakes, coffee, tea and juice.
Come out and enjoy a great breakfast
with your friends and neighbors.
Hope to see you there.
Bell WoodTurners is having their
annual Turned Wood Craft Show on
July 14, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. at the Bell Community Center in
Bell. All attendees will receive a free
small pot. Door prizes will be drawn
on the hour and attendees do not have
to be present to win. For additional
information please visit www.bell-
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Veteran 25 Year Attorney
Honor graduate of the University of Florida
College of Law of the University of Florida graduate
Served as Child Support Judicial Hearing Officer from 1998 to February 2, 2012
Member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Served on Board of Directors of The Guardian Foundation, Inc.
Attorney for the School Board of Gilchrist County for over 22 years
Proven Community Experience
Member of Cherry Sink Church of Christ
Active member of Gilchrist County Woman's Club, Inc.
Past-President and Member of Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years
Member of both the Trenton & Bell FFA Alumni
Member of the Trenton Rotary Club, Inc.
Supports The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County, Inc.
Wife, Proud Mother, & Grandmother
Sheree Lancaster has been married for over twenty-seven years to Howell E. Lancaster, Jr. They are
the proud parents of two sons, Deen Lancaster and his wife Lena, and Trip Lancaster and his wife
Leah, and the proud grandparents of five grandchildren, Matthew, Major, Mariah, Landon and
Bryn Lancaster. Sheree is the daughter of J.D. "Bud" Hiers, Jr. and Margaret W. Hiers of Chiefland,
and the sister of Sylvia D. Hiers-Emmons of Trenton.
Call Shcrce at 352-463-1000 or 352-215-3606
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June 18-22 or
July 30 Aug. 4
Time: 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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(Kegistration open until classes begin)
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To Lancaster Correctional Institution, whose contribution cannot be overstated.
Warden Shannon Varnes made a personal site visit to the Hart Springs retain-
ing wall project, and his interest resulted in over 2500 man hours of inmate
labor supervised by Officer Greg Stalvey. Thank you.
To all the volunteers, staff, and skilled sub-contractors who made it possible to
complete the retaining wall and other projects this past winter. They were Faye
Harding, Marty Harding, Andy Buxton, Timmy Williams, Tony Williams, David
Jones, Benny Parton, Tim Ellsworth, Doug Cutsforth, Darlene Cutsforth, Bill
Moon, Rick Robinson. and the Gilchrist County Road Dept. Thank you.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Amy O'Brien named new Dixie-Gilchrist
Health Department administrator
The Dixie-iilchrist County Ilealth
Department announces the appointment
of Amy O'Brien as Administrator of
the Dixie-Gilchrist County Health
Department (CHD), effective June 8,
"1 am pleased to have Amy lead
the Dixie-Gilchrist County Health
Department," Sterling Whisenhunt,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health,
said. "Mrs. O'Brien's leadership
experience in public health preparedness
has been an asset to the Marion County
Health Department. I look forward
to working with Amy in her new role
at the Dixie-Gilchrist County Health
"The experiences that I have had
working in preparedness at the Marion
County Health Department have been
invaluable as I have grown as a leader and
member of the public health community
within the Department of Health,"
said Mrs. O'Brien. '"I look forward to
working with the staff and community
partners in Dixie and Gilchrist counties
to protect and promote the health of all
residents and visitors."
Mrs. O'Brien has served as a Senior
Management Analyst at the Marion
County Health Department since 2008
where she was responsible for the
coordination of public health preparedness
planning for the department and the
health and medical community, as well as
oversight of the public, information office
and Marion County Medical Reserve
Corps. Additionally, she served as a
Health Services Representative for the
West Nile virus program and as a Health
Educator Consultant for preparedness
during her tenure at the Marion County
Health Department from 2003-2008.
Most recently, she was the chairperson for
the Marion County Health and Medical
Preparedness Coalition and served as the
project manager for Project Public Health
Ready recognition in 2007 and 2011.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration from Mansfield
University of Pennsylvania and a Master
of Public Health in Public Health Practice
from the University of South Florida.
Amy is a graduate of the Florida
Department of Health's Leadership
Institute Inaugural Class and submitted
successful applications for two Model
Practice Awards from the National
Association of County and City Health
Officials entitled Local Medical
Reserve Corps Unit Strategic Planning
Process and Public Health Preparedness
Epidemiology Annex Application. Mrs.
O'Brien also serves on the Florida
Department of Health's Public Health
and Health Care Preparedness Planning
The mission of the Florida Department
of Health is to protect and promote the
health of all residents and visitors in
the state through organized state and
community efforts, including cooperative
agreements with counties.
For more information about DOH
programs, visit www.doh.state.fl.us.
During this past "winter season"
Hart Springs undertook a huge
project to complete the restoration
of the retaining wall. In order to
bring together the style and unique
design that was started the previous
year, several features were added to
the retaining wall including a new
beach area and entrance steps. The
overall conceptual design was to
address safety of guests, protection
and preservation of the springs
from erosion, and provide handicap
accessibility into the springs. The
completed project achieved all of this,
plus created a beautiful new space
around the peninsula, and pedestrian
Hart Springs would like to recognize
and thank all the volunteers, staff,
and skilled sub-contractors needed
to complete the work, as well as
inmate labor provided by Lancaster
Hart Springs has completed
other projects since last summer.
These projects were for handicap
accessibility, a sidewalk to restrooms
and store, picnic shelter #5 table
modified for wheelchair use,
electricity available on four picnic
shelters, handicap parking spaces -
and signage, and sidewalk and
handicap parking at RV park. Also
a new gatehouse (FEMA funded)
enhances the entrance to the springs,
rebuilding picnic shelter #4 (FEMA
funded), and planting of 25 oak trees
at RV park. Everyone is invited to
visit Hart Springs this summer, and
see all the improvements.
Summer Food Service Program starts up
The Gilchrist County School
District will be participating in the
Summer Food Service Program
during the months of June, July and
August. The program will begin at
locations throughout the county on
June 13, and will end on August 10.
Lunches will also be served in all
four school cafeterias from June 18,
through July 26.
Nutritionally balanced meals will
be provided to all children regardless
of race, color, sex, disability, age
or national origin during summer
vacation when school is out. All
children 18 years old and younger are
eligible for meals at no charge, and
there will be no discrimination in the
course of the meal service.
Summer feeding sites that are
located at schools provide meals to all
children in the immediate vicinity in
addition to those enrolled in summer
The following sites will be
locations for the Summer Food
Cruse Community Building,
3449 NW 50TH Street, Bell, serving
time: 11:00 .to 11:30 a.m.
Leggett Community Building,
CR 138 AT N Santa FE Ave, serving
time: 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Spring Ridge Fire Station, 5600
NE CR 340, serving time: 1:00 to
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,
2149 W CR 232, serving time: 10:30
to 11:00 a.m.
Waters Lake Park, SW 15th Way,
serving time: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Osceola Community Building,
1020 SE 70th Ave., serving time:
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Southeast Community Building,
6980 SE 70th Avenue, serving time:
12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
Wacasassa Old Fire Station, SE
70th Avenue, south of SR 26, serving
time: 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Fanning Springs, area of Canal
Ave. and Minnesota St, serving
time:.10:45 to 11:15 am.
Fanning Springs, corner of SW
82nd Ave. and SW 86th Place.
serving time: 11:20 to 11:50 a.m.
Fanning Springs, area of SW 85th
Place and SW 85th Lane, serving
time: 11:55 to 12:25 p.m.
Trenton Apartments, 718 NE 7th
PL, Trenton, serving time: 1:30 to
Bell Library News
Few other western heroes have
commanded the lasting popularity of .
Hopalong Cassidy, whose memora-
ble portrayals in books, movies, and
on television have taken the character
from the realm of fiction to the stuff
of legend. Now, in this second of'
four Hopalong Cassidy novels writ-
ten by Louis L'Amour, The Trail of'
Seven Pines, the fast-shooting cow-:
puncher rides again this time into a
firestorm of violence and betrayal in
the town call Seven Pines.
Our featured author is James Pat-'
terson. We have many of his novels
available for checkout.. .
Thanks again for our volunteers
and our patrons; without you wO%
would not know what to do.
Gilchrist County Commissioner
Experienced & Qualified
Leadership You Can Count On
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Saturday, June 16th @
Gilchrist County ARENA,
Hwy 129 in Bell
Events begin at 7pm
Advance tickets $8, sold at
Farmers HOME Furniture
Tickets At the Gate $10
Children 5 & under fee
The cowboys and their ranch horses will compete in eight events
including: Bronc Riding, Steer Tying, Wild Cow Milking, Buddy
Pick-up, Relay Race, Wild Horse Race, Steer Roping &
For the Kiddos:
Stick Horse Race (Kids 3-5 y/o) & Calf Scramble (12 &under)
Proceeds will support: Curryville Ranch Rodeo Scholarship Fund
FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY
Dear Citizens of Gilchrist County:
Running for an office is a privilege and serving the residents, of Gilchrist County is an
honor. Individuals who campaign for an office each bring to the table a combination of
personal and professional experiences along with their own ideas and styles of how they
think an agency should be run. Each candidate has their own unique personality, experience,
and abilities that shape their ideas and creates their individual leadership skills.
Serving as the Sheriff presents many challenges and difficult situations that I am uniquely
qualified to address. My 27 years at the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office (24 years part-
time/3 years full-time) has provided me the opportunity to see and learn from each adminis-
tration I have served under and to see first hand the ideas and policies that have worked well
and those that haven't. This knowledge makes me the only candidate with the experience
and skills to step into the role of Sheriff and make a difference in our community from day
I intend to completely restructure the chain of command at the GCSO to increase
efficiency, morale, and most importantly the quality of work product delivered to the com-
munity. I also plan to evaluate all GCSO employees and determine where each is best able
to serve the residents and use each individual skill set in ways that best seve the agency and
the public. Each and every policy will be reviewed, updated, and enforced in order to allow
each situation that may arise to be handled professionally and consistently.
Additionally one of my main priorities is to work very closely with the Gilchrist County
Commission to provide the optimum level of service for the least amount of cost to the
taxpayers. You can also expect exceptional communication between the GCSO and the com-
munity, parents, schools, churches, neighboring law enforcement agencies, and the
prosecutor's office. This communication is essential to combat the drug and stealing prob-
lems that continue to plague us. 1 plan to make the Sheriff's Office a strong community part-
ner as well as keeping every neighborhood in the County safe and preserve our way of life.
I am not looking for a paycheck or a boost in retirement, nor am I planning to just sit back
and watch business as usual. I am running for sheriffbecause I want to make a difference in
the Sheriff's Office and because I love Gilchrist County. With your vote and support 1 will
demonstrate what a disciplined and professional law enforcement agency can do and hope
to serve Gilchrist County for many more years to come.
Thank you for your consideration in the upcoming election. Should you have any ques-
tions at all about my plans for GCSO please don't hesitate to contact me.
Leo d Kuckles 352-221-2494 LeonardKnucklesforSheriff.com
Political advertisement paid and appro\cd by 1eonard Knuckles. Republican. tor Gilchrist County Slheritf
Phase 2 of Hart Springs'retaining wall is shown completed.
Hart Springs' retaining wall completed
GILCHRI1ST COUNTY JOURNAL
'I'lTHUIRSDAY, JUINE 14, 2012
Pa ug Four
THURSDAY. JUNE 14. 2012
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
Jennifer DeLong receives scholarships
Jennifer DeLong was presented
with scholarships from the Florida
Retired Educators Association by
Mrs. Karen Philman, president of
Levy-Gilchrist Retired Educators.
Jennifer received a $500 scholarship
from the Levy-Gilchrist Retired
Educators Association and a $500
renewable scholarship from the
Florida Retired Educator Association
Scholarship Fund. This scholarship
is renewable for every year she
continues her studies. As Jennifer
plans to pursue a career in teaching,
the association is honored to award
her these scholarships.
Jennifer DeLong, left, and Mrs. Karen Philman.
Chicks hatch at local
Trenton students Elizabeth Moore, left to right, Shelton Thomas, and
Jonathan Moore, are shown with Ms. Barron, a third grade teacher.
Recently there were chicks hatching in every third grade class at Trenton
and Bell Elementary Schools. The kids had been studying embryology for
three weeks and were excited to watch the miracle of life right before their
The students learned about eggs, poultry, how-to candle eggs, about the
incubation process, and how chick embryos develop in an egg. Many of the
third graders brought a chick home and are encouraged to join a local 4-H
club and enroll in the poultry project.
Full Service Tree Care
Licensed and Insured
GREAT SERVICE! GREAT PRICE!
The Guardian Ad Litem
Program of the
8th Judicial Circuit
would like to thank the
following sponsors of the
Guadlon od UWL
A n POWIIUL VOICI FOR
FLOIIOA* UAIDIAN AD LITIM
2012 Mother's Day High Tea:
Al Pest Control
Drummond Community Bank
Bill and Carol Zegel
Central Florida Electric Cooperative
Chiefland Farm Supply-Marcia St. John
Don and Marianne Bennink
North Florida Holsteins
Damon Leggett, Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
Suwannee Valley Vet Clinic
Don Martin Insurance
Smith Law Firm
Gray Construction Company
Smith Asset Management
Quincey Cattle Company
Sheree H. Lancaster, PA
Smith Farms of Bell, Inc.
Ray E. Thomas, Jr PA
Thank you for helping us
BE THE VOICE FOR A CHILD!
Cheer Team News
By Gabby Lidell
On Saturday, June 2, the Trenton
High School JV Cheer Team had a
"Fill the Megaphone" fundraiser at
the red light in Trenton. We would
like to say 'Thank You' to all the
people who helped us by, giving us
encouragement and donating your
spare change. All of your donations
helped us far surpass our goal that
day! This money is going to help
us go to the UCA Cheer Camp at
UF, help pay for our cheerleading
uniforms, and buy safety equipment.
So thank you to everyone who helped
support your THS JV Cheer Team!
Go Tigers! -
'Meet and Greet'
at Trenton Depot
On June 14, the Gilchrist Repub-
lican Executive Committee will be
hosting a candidate 'Meet and Greet
'at the Trenton Train Depot. All re-
publican candidates have been invit-
ed and will be given time to speak.
Come out and listen to meet your
candidates for office this year. The,
event is free and open to all residents.
of Gilchrist County. Food and drinks
will be served. The 'Meet and Greet'
begins at 6 p.m. There will also be
one held in Bell within the next few
weeks; details to come.
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D BES Celebration Day
Bell Elementary School students thoroughly enjoyed Celebration Day on Monday, June 4, during the
last week ofschool, ,
The John Hance O'Steen Camp
#770, Sons of Confederate Veterans
monthly Camp meeting will be
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Bell Community Center on
Main Street in Bell. Our speaker will
be Jim Hutson with artifacts of the
War Between the States.
The meeting is open to all who
are interested in the War Between
the States, For further information,
contact Camp Commander Clement
Lindsay at 352-472-0047 or Adjutant
Archie Matthews at 386-462-3016.
AARP will hold its regular monthly,
.meeting on June 19, 2012, at 10:30
a.m. at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
This month's special guest will
be Cowboy Dave. The Hospitality
Committee has informed me that this
month we will be having a Pot Luck
Luncheon, so please bring enough
for yourself and some to share with
other chapter members.
"I believe those who appear before the
Court seeking justice are entitled to a
fair hearing and a just decision based
upon the law and the facts before the
Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Miller (Duke) Lang, nonpartisan, for Gikhrist County Court Judge- Group 1
TES Volunteer Celebration
Trenton Elementary School held a celebration last week to recogniize
'the school's hardworking volunteers. According to Michelle Smith,
assistant principal at TES, the 201. volunteers did a little bit of every-
thing from delivering breakfast during FCAT, to making copies and
reading games. Several volunteers even clipped box tops to send in for
dollars for education.
Quick Facts About Duke
Experienced long-time attorney with successful general law
practice located in Trenton, Florida.
City Attorney for City of Trenton, Florida from 1995 to
present and Town Attorney for bTwn of Bell, Florida from
... .. 0 t present. .. .
*: Vast range of experience and knowledge in dealing with
legal matters directly affecting our citizens at the County
Numerous hours of pro bono representation provided to
deserving clients without cost.
Thorough knowledge of the duties of the.County Court
Judge and ready to assume this important office.
Graduate of Gilchrist County Public Schools.
SGraduate of Lake City Community College.
Graduate of The Florida State University.
Graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing,
Chosen as Gilchrist County Citizen of the Year.
Strong supporter of our youth including Suwannee River
Fair, Inc, Suwannee Valley Leagues, Inc., and The Education
Foundation of Gilchrist Courty, Inc.
Proud and Grateful
Supporter of Our Military
Member of nuinerous
Lifelong resident of Gllchrist
56 years of age, married to
Carol (Parrish) Lang, two
children,"AIIle"who is 17
years old and a Trenton
High School Graduate, and
"Mill"who is 15 years old
and in the Tenth grade at
E Trenton High School.
"I believe in spending quality time with family and
being personally involved in my family's activities. I also
believe in courts" respect and impartial treatment for
all under the lav, holding steadffast to the knowledge that
the County Court is truly the people's court.I respectfully
request your support and'vote in the upcoming election."
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Master Gardeners train to offer homeowners help
will share research-based informa-
tion about irrigation, disease and pest
control, and plant selection, and may
suggest landscape options specific to
your lawn and garden. During 2012
NCMGs plan to perform twelve ho-
meowner visits in each locality in the
tri-county area. This FREE program
is for residents of Levy Gilchrist and
Dixie counties. Call the Levy County
Extension office at (352) 486-5131 to
schedule your visit or email savemy-
email@example.com with questions.
All extension programs and ser-
vices are open to all.
Levy Farm Service Agency will close
Tim Manning, Florida State
Executive Director for the Farm
Service Agency (FSA), announced
that USDA Secretary Thomas
A. Vilsack has approved the clo-
sure of six FSA county offices in
Florida, a process that will begin
immediately, After the required
notifications have been provided
to producers, FSA employees and
office landlords, closure dates will
be established and made publicly
available. Offices in Escambia,
Washington, Lafayette; Hamilton,
Levy and Highlands counties will
close. The agency will provide
farmers and ranchers affected by
closures an opportunity to choose
the most convenient neighboring
county office with which to con-
duct their future business with the
agency. In addition, all employees
.in a closing office will be pro-
vided an opportunity to continue
their work with FSA.
Extension Agents, Horticulture Specialist and Master Gardeners pose outside LEEDS certified Straughn
IFAS Professional Development Center, UF. Attendees left to right are Gail Hansen, Karen Stauderman,
Jim Moll, Diane Clifton, C.J. Bain, Aimee Gonzalez, Judi Roberts, Matthew Orwat, Brian Niemann,
Virginia Singer, and Gabrielle Milch.
By Diane Clifton
Nature Coast Master Garden-
ers (NCMGs) from Levy, Dixie and
Gilchrist counties joined Extension
Agents and Florida Master Garden-
ers across the state to hear about the
latest research findings related to
Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL).
Participants met on the University of
Florida campus at the new Straughn's
IFAS Professional Development Fa-
cility for this daylong program. The
facility is surrounded by a demon-
stration garden designed as a teach-
ing tool for visitors and event partici-
pants. Interpretative signs and plant
ID tags focus on the nine FFL princi-
pies that Master Gardeners promote
with homeowners, as well as with
residential and commercial develop-
ers and property managers.
Presentations by UF researchers,
were simulcast through the state and
covered irrigation, including testing
of optimum sprinkling equipment
and techniques, control of invasive
plants and pests, and how Master
Gardeners and the public can help
with this effort. Preview of nutrient
management interim research results,
including findings directed toward
revising fertilization recommenda-
tions and exploring the realities of
nutrient leaching were also covered.
The final presenter, Dr. Gail Hansen,.
discussed ideas for saving time and
money ih the garden with a focus on
plant selection and arrangement to
produce aesthetically pleasing home
landscapes. After the formal meet-
ing, participants toured the demon-
stration garden to see FFL concepts
put into practice.
NCMG are using all of the tools in
the 'garden shed' to assist area hom-
eowners. As part of the Florida Yards
and Neighborhoods program, spon-
sored by the UF Environmental Hor-
ticulture Department, NCMGs con-
duct free yard visits on a first come,
first served basis. Trained volunteers
Elect Emory Philman for
Superintendent of Schools
Seeking Your Support
Voters of Gilchrist County
I, Emory Philman, am a candidate (Democrat)
for Superintendent of Schools and seek your support in the upcoming primary
election in August. I decided to seek this position after becoming a bus driver
and hearing so much about the need for change in our school system. I have
heard from teachers that their teaching is driven by FCAT performance, with-
out a balance for teacher-driven, curriculum, development and. imp1menta-
tion. 1I have heard students complain about all the testing and express that
they don't enjoy school. I have personally witnessed student bullying of other
students and aides on the bus that required intervention to stop the bullying.
Things need to change!
* Students need character education, as well as, academic preparation.
Utmost, students need to demonstrate respect for other students and all edu-
cators who are a part of their school lives-from the classroom teacher to the
aide on the bus.
* Students need alternative educational choices to prepare them for the
future, including vocational choices that are not college preparatory and pro-
vide opportunities for both classroom based preparation and on-the-job expe-
* Students need teaching with a balanced emphasis on life-skills: e.g., how to
organize their time, how to manage money, and how to make a living and be
successful in the world of work.
* Teachers need greater encouragement to face the many demands of their
profession, more involvement in decision-making, and increased recognition
of the tremendous impact they make in the lives of students.
* Our community needs supportive leadership to be a voice in Tallahassee to
inform our legislators about what is needed and what is not working in our
Let's return the enthusiasm for teaching and learning to our teachers and
our students! With ypur support, I promise to apply all my skills as a prior
County Commissioner and independent small-business owner to bring change
and improvement to our schools.
Political advertisement paid and approved by Emory Philman for School Superintendent (D)
Gilearist League FOOTBALL and
CHEERLEADING SIGN UPS
6:30 8:30 P
Thursday, July 19
Football Ages 6-12
Cheerleading Ages 5- 12
At McArthur Park
July 7,14, & 21 9am-Noon
and during camp,
Registration form must be completed prior to
attending camp. Registration fees are due at the time of
sign up and registrations will not be accepted without
payment. All football players must provide a non-
returnable copy of their birth certificate at sign up.
For more information or to sign up contact:
Bryant Frye, Football Commissioner 352-327-2425
Lela Frye, Cheerleading Commissioner 352-258-1923
* I am very proud to have *
* been elected to
* your Supervisor of Elections *
* for another four years! My
* staff and I look forward to *
* the past,
have in *
* .voters of Gilchrist County *
* with friendly, efficient and
* convenient customer
NOTES FROM CONNIE SANCHEZ
Your Guide to Florida Primary Elections
FLORIDA IS A
"CLOSED PRIMARY" STATE
Many new residents come from states with open primaries. Unless you moved from another
"Closed Primary" state, you may not be familiar with what to expect at the polls on Election Day.
Down below 1 have listed exactly which party candidates and issues will be on your ballot based on
your party affiliation. The Voter registration books are officially closed 29 days before the primary
or general election. I hope this answers your questions about how you will be voting in the Florida
Primary Election. If you have any questions, please call the Elections Office.
Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections
If you chose the REPUBLICAN party, you are allowed to vote only for REPUBLICAN candi-
dates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in the primary election.
If you chose the DEMOCRATIC party, you are allowed to vote only for DEMOCRATIC candi-
dates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in the primary election.
MINOR PARTY OR NO PARTY AFFILIATION
If you chose a minor party or no party affiliation you are allowed to vote for NON-PARTISAN
candidates and REFERENDUMS in the primary election.
ALL VOTERS REGARDLESS OF PARTY ARE ENTITLED TO VOTE in any party's primary
election if the winner has no general election opposition.
REGISTERING TO VOTE OR CHANGING PARTY CHOICE
The registration books close on the 29th day before each election and will remain closed until
after the election. During this time party changes are accepted, but only for the purpose of future
elections. July 16, 2012, will be the closing of the books.
PARTY CHANGES CANNOT BE MADE AT THE POLLS.
GILCHRIST COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE
112 SOUTH MAIN STREET, ROOM 128
TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693
(352) 463-3194 OR (800) 471-8083
EMAIL: elections@ gilchrist.fl.us
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
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to host Fishing
The Harmony Pregnancy Center
will be hosting its 1st Annual Fish-
ing Tournament on Saturday, June
30, 2012, in Suwannee. All proceeds
will benefit the pregnancy center,
Cost of pre-registration for one per-
son is $40 or $50 if you register on
the day of the tournament. Cost in-
cludes tournament entry, t-shirt and
lunch. Check-in, weigh-in, lunch
and awards presentation will be held
at Suwannee Baptist Church in Su-
wannee. For more information or to
register, call 472-2351.
School at Union
Amazing Wonders Aviation Va-
cation Bible School will be held at
Union Baptist Church. Encounter
God's awesome power as we fly to
some of the world's greatest natu-
ral wonders. Along the way kids
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Gilchrist County Superintendent's Office 1-800-884-9131
Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702
Safety Parol Trip
BELL HIGH SCHOOL
Mini Cheerleading Camp
JROTC Summer Camp
@ Washington DC
@ BHS New Gym
(. Melrose. FL
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 EWle, Pastor
TA s*'s 4a4 weA w .4 ts. fa l !
RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
10760 NW 5th Avenue Branford, FL 32008
Pastor Arnold O'Steen -
Sunday School 9:45 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm
Church Office: 386-935-3935
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
at Priscilla Baptist Church
"Holding Forth the Word of Life"
5509 West County Road 232, Bell, Florida
(2.5 milesWest of US-129 Between Trenton and Bell)
Starting Sunday night,
June 24 -
S Wednesday night, June 27
Don't Miss Itill
VB For more information?
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3i560 W t R33T T reniton, IT<263
P.O. Box 429/8130 SW 70th Street
Trenton, FL 32693
(One Block Past Otter Springs Resort)
Bro. Christopher Ruggles
S Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm
will hear Bible stories about God's
awesome power and learn how God
wants to give us everything we need
through His power and to His glory!
SOur one-week adventure, Will be-
gin on June 24-June 28 from 6 p.m.
until 9 p.m. for kids that have com-
pleted grades Pre-K through 8th
grade. We will also be serving din-
ner to the kids every night. So come
hungry and ready to encounter God's
awesome power. We will finish off
our adventure on June 29 at 7 p.m.
with a Family Night where the kids
will sing songs that they have learned
throughout the week followed up by
refreshments next door at the Fellow-
ship Hall. For any additional infor-.
mation, please call the church office
visit is June 14
The F.A.I.T.H.H. Mobile Food
Pantry will be in Bell at the Club-
house behind City Hall on June 14,
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-
Mt. Nebo Baptist
Come join us for our Vacation Bible
School at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church,
4200 NW CR 340, three miles north
of Bell on June 17-21 from 6:30 p.m.-
9:00 p.m. We will have registration at
6:15 p.m. each evening. Our ages are
Come and be with us and see lives
changed as we tour some of the
world's most marvelous natural won-
ders and encounter God like never
before. As we explore Psalm 147:5,
kids and adults will recognize.God's
power over all things, trust that God
is always in control, accept God's gift
of forgiveness, celebrate that Jesus
The kicker is that He has prepared
them "in advance" for you to do. All
we have to do is follow His map to
Find rest for your souls...Of all
the things I could hope and pray for
you...this is it. In a world full of un-
rest, strife and lack of peace, having
rest for your soul is priceless, and
it only comes from being in right
standing with the One who created
you.. Notice that this rest comes as
a result of standing, looking; asking,
and walking...with Him. Your life
consists of the time between your ap-
pointed birth and death...how will
you spend it? Choose carefully...be-
cause your heart and your life mat-
Congratulations and Blessings!
SVP Summer Youth
Production in rehearsal
Suwannee Valley Players an-
nounced the start-up rehearsals for
the Summer Youth Production of
C.S. Lewis' classic "The Lion, The
Witch, and the Wardrobe."
The players would like to encour-
age everyone to "save the date" of
July 13, 14,15,20,21,or 22 to be sure
you don't miss this classic brought to
you by the youth of the Tri-County
area. Advance tickets will be on sale
the week of June 25 and will be avail-
able from Curves of Chiefland. Ticket
prices are $10 general admission; $8
seniors, military personnel, and stu-
dents; $5 under 12.
Mossy Oaks 4-H
Club car wash
Submitted by Tucker McDaniel
Due to the weather last Satur-
day we have rescheduled our car
wash for Saturday, June 23, at 8-
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come out and support your lo-
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
"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.
7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693
Music Minister: Rick Reed
Youth Director: Aaron Bachle
LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE
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
Sunday School .................... ......... ............... 9:15 a.m.
, Morning Worship .................... ................ ....... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .............................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Services:
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.
~ Nursery provided for all services -
WE WELCOME YOU TO
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH csBC
6259 S.E. 75TH AVENUE NEWBERRY, FL 32669
SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................ 9:45 AM
MORNING WORSHIP ................................... 11 AM
EVENING WORSHIP ..................................... 6 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES:
ADULT BIBLE STUDY, CHILDREN, & YOUTH ... 630 PM
PASTOR: TRAVIS MOODY
MINISTER OF YOUTH: ROBBIE BEACH
MUSIC DIRECTOR: CHARLES BROCK
CHURCH PHONE: 352-472-3845
"WIN THE LOST AND TEACH THE SAVED TO SERVE"
is alive, and learn to rely on God's
For any more information you may
call our Pastor, Rev. Jimmy Corbin at
our church office at 386-935-3575.
See you at VBS!
July 4th family
There is a July 4th family celebra-
tion on Sunday, July 1, at 5:00 p.m.
at Union Baptist Church. Everyone
is welcome. There will be free ham-
burgers, hot dogs, and a bounce house
for the kids. Softball, volleyball, and
door prizes will be given away.
Call 472-3845 for further informa-
Recently, the SVL 10U Lightning
All-Star Baseball team competed
in the Live Oak Cal Ripken 10U
Invitational Tournament. After going
5 0, SVL was crowned champions,
highlighted by a no-hitter, a pair of
home runs, and a total of 73 runs
scored for the weekend.
The first game had SVL facing
Lake City with SVL picking up the
victory 14-5. For the second game
that afternoon, SVL drew Wakulla.
Wakulla had a little bit of revenge
on their minds after losing to SVL
in the District 6 Championship last
year, but it was not to be as SVL
topped Wakulla 15-6. The pitching
was led by Colton Hastings, Jacob
Guthrie, Wyatt Thornton, and Jason
DeMartino. The results earned
SVL the #3 seed in what was to
be the beginning of SVL's run for
In the first elimination game, Wyatt
Thornton picked up the victory,
proving to be too much for the #6
seed. Suwannee 10U All-Stars as
SVL won 13-0. Thornton pitched a
dominating, complete game no-hitter
while only throwing 49 pitches with 5
strikeouts and issuing only two walks
against Suwannee. The entire team
backed up Thornton's performance
defensively by not committing a
single error for the game.
This-put SVL in the semi-finals to
take on #1 seed, Madison. Madison
had been putting up some big numbers
in the tournament while shutting out
their opponents and was without a
doubt, a tall order for SVL. Again,
pitching proved to be the difference
and tone of the game for both teams
as SVL was behind 2 1 in the 5th
inning before exploding for 7 runs in
the frame. Wyatt Rutgerson got the
5th inning heroics going by hitting a
drive deep to the left-center gap for a
double. Ty Adkins then hit a single
followed by consecutive hits from
Wyatt Thornton, Colton Hastings,
Parker Ferguson, and a walk to Zach
Ford. Next up was Jason DeMartino,
who then hit a 3-run home run over
the right center field fence to cap
the scoring and earn the victory for
SVL 8-2. DeMartino also earned the
complete game victory on the mound
and was in total control shutting
down Madison, allowing only 2 hits,
2, earned runs, 2 walks while striking
out 11 batters on 58 pitches in 5
For the Championship game, SVL
then took on #2 seed Lafayette. The
Lafayette 10U team was also putting
up huge numbers all weekend and
SVL was looking to slow them
down. What the SVL Lightning did
not expect was plating 13 runs in the
first inning to start the Championship
game and never looking back. Colton
Hastings started on the mound for
SVL and earned the victory for the
Lightning with a solid outing, along
with plenty of offense to give him the
cushion needed, for a final score of
Lafayette dida goodjob of chipping
away at the lead throughout the
game, but overall, the defense held
up enough. and the run production
continued, highlighted by Parker
Ferguson's towering 2-run home run
over the left center field fence in the
6th inning to complete the scoring
for both teams and seal the win for
Outstanding defense performances
go to Jacob Guthrie at 1B and Levi
Ferguson at catcher, both who had
not seen any game action at their
respective positions this all-star
season, until the weekend. Other
outstanding defense performers go
to Colton Hastings, who made a
couple highlight reel catches at 2B
and shortstop, Parker Ferguson at
catcher, Wyatt Rutgerson at left field,
and Wyatt Thornton at shortstop.
Outstanding offense performers go
to the entire team. District play for
SVL 10U starts June 21st, and the
Florida State Small League begins
The Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program
will hold a SHIP educational course at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in
the Gilchrist County Commissioners Building at 210 South Main Street Trenton,
Florida. The Class is free and open to the public. 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 352-463-4021.
Pub. June 14, 2012
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Gilchrist County SHIP Loan Review
Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday. June 14, 2012, at 3:30pm in
the Gilchrist County Copmissioners' Building at 210 South Main Street, Trenton
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.
Pub. June 14, 2012
FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING
It is illegal to discriminate based on race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or
familial status when renting, selling or financing a
home or property.
The Town of Bell is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in' the
Town of Bell's Fair Housing Ordinance which outlines steps that
can be taken locally to report housing discrimination.
A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at the Bell Town Hall in
addition information on Fair Housing and Fair Housing Law can be
obtained by contacting the Housing Discrimination Hotline at 1-800-
669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or online at
You Have Rightsll If you feel you have been discriminated
against when buying or renting a home please contact Mr. Dan
Cavanah, Town Manager, Town of Bell at (352) 463-6288.
The SVL O0U Lightning All-Star Baseball team, left to right back row,
are Coach Scott Guthrie, Coach Jason DeMartino, Coach Michael
Langford, Coach Kirk Brooker; middle row--Ty Adkins, Zach Ford,
Wyatt Thornton, Parker Ferguson, Jason DeMartino; and front row-
-Wyatt Rutgerson, Jacob Guthrie, Garrett Brooker, Colton Hastings,
and Levi Ferguson. Not pictured is Wyatt Langford.
SVL 10U Lightning
All-Star Baseball team
I V* XOLi
You made it! Congratulations to
the graduating class of 2012! Gradu-
ation marks the celebration of a long-
awaited accomplishment, as well as
the beginning of a new challenge:
"What will I do with my life?" Some
of you have carefully mapped out
plans, while others are still struggling
for answers. In your search, consider
the words of Jeremiah 6:16:
"This is what the Lord says: "Stand
at the crossroads and look: ask for
the ancient paths, ask where the good
way is, and walk in it, and you will
find rest for your souls..."
'You now stand at one of the biggest
crossroads of your life. Graduation is
the end of a path that began years ago
as you left Mom and Dad to climb
onto the school bus and walk into the
classroom on your own. Now is the
time to celebrate...with an eye to the
Stand at this crossroad and look.
An intersection is a place where you
must make a decision about which
way to go based on where you want
to end up. Consider what you have
learned about life and about yourself,
and look for the good way that leads
to your future. The right path for
living is marked out by God, but it
requires a careful search to uncover.
The popular, easier path is always go-
ing to be offered and it will be tempt-
ing, but know that it leads to a dead-
end life...when we ignore God's map
we lose our way.
Walk in it. Once you get a glimpse
of that good way. don't get frustrated
if you can't see the whole plan right
now...start with one step...it may be
that you find the directions for the
next step on the way. Get going...a
tiny rudder can turn a huge ship, but
only if it is moving. Be confident
that God has a plan for your life. In
Ephesians 2:10 the Bible tells us "For
we are God's workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for
us to do." That word "workmanship"
also means "masterpiece"...one of a
kind! God created you uniquely fora
specific purpose...to do good works.
by Angie Land
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LIG CHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY. JUNE 14 2012
From The Desk Of Gilchrist County
Sheriff Daniel Slaughter
Weekly Sheriff's Report For Week Ending: June 11, 2012
On June 5, 2012, David Thompson
Jr., 8/2/1961, was arrested for Driv-
ing while License Suspended or Re-
On June 5, 2012, William D.
Cannon, 8/5/1967, was arrested for
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Possession of Controlled Sybstance
without Prescription, .Alachua
County Warrant Failure to Appeart
Possession of Controlled Substance
without Prescription, Possession of
On June 6, 2012, Mistrie Lee
Yates, 8/29/1983, was arrested for
Pasco County Warrant Violation of
Probation/Possession of Prescription
Drugs without Prescription.
On June 6, 2012, Wayland Hunter
Sullivan, 4/27/1994, was arrested
for Burglary of Occupied Dwelling,
Grand Theft, Grand Theft Auto,
Inhalation of Harmful Chemicals.
On June 8, 2012; Amanda Rena
Wright, 2/23/1986, was arrested
for Dixie County Warrant--Failure
to Appear/Driving while License
Suspended or Revoked.
On June 8, 2012, Jennifer J. Davis,
2/5/1974, was arrested for Domestic
On June 8, 2012, Mikell T. Wright,
11/18/1981, was arrested for Domes-
On June 8, 2012, Jeremy Christian
Barry, 1/24/1994, was arrested for
Alachua County Warrant -Violation
of Probation/Robbery with Weapon.
On June 8, 2012, Daniel Lloyd
Flemming, 12/17/1979, was arrested
for Aggravated Assault on Law En-
forcement Officer, Deprive of Means
of Protection or Communication, Bat-
tery on Law Enforcement Officer. /
On June 8, 2012, William D. Gro-
shon, 8/27/1992, was arrested for
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
SAT OLD TOWN
Welcome Dr. David E. Winchester to the
UF Family Medicine at Old Town team!
A board-certified UF cardiologist,
Dr. Winchester treats complex
and general heart conditions,
Irregular heartbeat .
SHigh blood pressure
SMonitoring after a
S- Shortnes of breath or
David E. WinchesterMD, MS
* Chest discomfort
25827 SW Highway 19 Old Town, FL 32680
To make an appointment,
please call 352.542.CARD (2273)
The Gilchrist League Patriots on front row, left to right, are Anna Hutfo, Rylee Rood, Kiara Cobb, Maisy
McDonald, Raelin Colley, Ashtyn Fuquay; on rear row, left to right, Head Coach Devin Colley, Emma
Hutto, Railee McKenzie, Michelle Heilig, Chrissy Franks, Savannah Palmer, Ashley Thomas, Harley
Langford, and Coach Shawn Hutto.
Gilchrist League Patriots to compete
in district tournament
The Gilchrist League Patriots (formerly SVL) are girls from the 8 and under age group. They finished with a
record of 11-1 and many of the girls are currently representing Gilchrist County on the All-Star team which will
begin the district tournament June 21. If they do well there, they will move on to the state tournament which begins
The All Star team is also being coached by Devin Colley and Shawn Hutto.
A Trebton man was arrested for
Possession of a Controlled Substance
and Possession of Fictitious Driver's
License by Sgt. Stephen Stalvey,
Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office.
On June 1, 2012, at about 1:00
W.J soj Wvecy.5aoPPedjijiicl,,.
for an obstructd tag violation' It
was learned that the driver, Gonzelo
C. Ramirez, was driving without a
license and was arrested.
Located on Ramirez was a tablet.
of Suboxone, a controlled substance.
Ramirez did not have a prescription
for the controlled substance and
was also found in possession of a
fictitious or counterfeit Florida
Arrested was Gonzelo C. Ramirez,
34 years of age, of 8810 SW 83rd
Ct Trenton, FL. Ramirez was
charged with No Valid Driver's
License, Possession of a Fictitious
Driver's License, Possession of a
Controlled Substance without a Valid
Prescription, and Obstruction. by
Ramirez remains in the Gilchrist
County Jail, bond was set at
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
GILCHRIST COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Well Child & Newborn Care
School &.Sports Physicals
Chronic & Acute Care
Maternity Care By UF Dept PB/GYN
School Health Services
WIC Services (Baby Formula & Food Coupons)
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation & Treatment
Medicaid, Medlpass, Medicare, and most other major Insurances.
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a resolution, which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of Commissioners of
the City of Trenton, Florida, at a public hearing on July 10, 2012 scheduled
for 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the City of
Trenton Community Center, located-at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida.
A geographic depiction of the property subject to the assessment is included
with this notice. Copies of said resolution may be inspected by any member of
the public at the Officeofthe Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall, located
at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida during regular business hours. On the
date, time and placefirst above meUioded, all interested persons may appear
anLbe heard wftin respect to thc t oluoionun . .- .
RESOLUTION NO. 2012-04
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA STATING,1TSINTENT TO USE THE
UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES
SECTION 197.3632 TO COLLECT SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
WITHIN PINES ESTATES SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION
LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWN-
SHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, TRENTON, GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON
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full. All delinquet assessments shall also be due and payable and be paid in
full together with the annual assessment set forth herein and cillcted b, way
of the uniform method of collecting the non-ad valorem special assessments.
If this resolution is, adopted the assessment will be collected by the Gilchrist
County Tax Collector and the failure to pay the assessment will cause a Tax
Certificate to be issued against theeproperty which lmasy result in a ss oftitle
ll affected property ontiers have the right to appear at tie public hearing and
the right to file written objections with the local governing board within 20
ditys of the publication of thi notice or service of this notice upo a n affected
property owner by First-Class United Statts Mail.
The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any,
interested party shall be advised that the date time and place ofany continua-
tion of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and
that no further notice oncerning the as matter will be published.
"Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable' accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding should provide written notice to Tylor Biown, City of
Trenton City Manager, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693.
Telephone No. (352) 463-4000, at least 48 hours prior to said meeting."
All persons arte advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record ofthe proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based;
Publish: June 14, 21; 28, and July 5, 2012
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Economic and Property Damages Settlement
Providing Money to Individuals and Businesses
If you have economic loss or property damage because of the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get money from a class action
settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America
Production Company ("BP"). Go to DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.
com for more information, including information on how to file a
WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE ECONOMIC &
PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT?
The Economic and Property Damages ("E&PD") Settlement
Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the states
of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in
Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil spill. The website
DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com has detailed descriptions and maps
to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included
in the E&PD Settlement. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174
or e-mail questions@DeepwaterHorizonEconomicSettlement.com to
find out if a geographic location is included.
WHAT DOES THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY
DAMAGES SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
The E&PD Settlement makes payments for the following types
of claims: (1) Seafood Compensation, (2) Economic Damage,
(3) Loss of Subsistence, (4) Vessel Physical Damage, (5) Vessels of
Opportunity Charter Payment, (6) Coastal Real Property Damage,
(7) Wetlands Real Property Damage, and (8) Real Property Sales
Damage. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the E&PD
Settlement; all qualified claims will be paid.
How TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE ECONOMIC &
PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT
You need to submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You can get
a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website or by calling
1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you
have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll-
free number for assistance.
The deadline to submit most E&PD claims will be April 22, 2014
or six months after the E&PD Settlement becomes effective (that is,
after the Court grants "final approval" and any appeals are resolved),
whichever is later. There will be an earlier deadline to submit E&PD
Seafood Compensation claims. The earlier deadline to submit
Seafood Compensation claims will be 30 days after final approval
of the Settlement by the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Louisiana (regardless of appeals). Actual claim filing
deadlines will be posted on the website as they become available.
Valid claims will be paid as they are approved, beginning shortly after
the Court-Supervised Settlement Program commences. It is highly
recommended that E&PD Settlement Class Members complete and
submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Medical Benefits
Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for benefits from
YOUR OTHER OPTIONS
If you do not want to be legally bound by the E&PD Settlement, you
must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won't be
able to sue BP over certain economic and property damage claims. If
you stay in the E&PD Settlement, you may object to it by August 31,
2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider
whether to approve the E&PD Settlement. You or your own lawyer
may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. The Court
will also consider Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses including an
interim payment of $75 million and additional awards equal to 6% of
class claims and benefits paid. Class Counsel fees, costs and expenses
under the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement
and the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement jointly cannot
exceed $600 million. Class members' payments will not be reduced
if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and
expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs,
Medical Benefits Settlement
Providing Benefits to Clean-Up Workers and Certain Gulf Coast Residents
If you have a medical claim related to the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill, you could get benefits from class action settlementwith
BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production
Company ("BP"). Go to DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com
for more information, including information on how to file a
WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE MEDICAL
The Medical Class includes (1)* clean-up workers and
(2) certain people who resided in specific geographic areas in
coastal and wetlands areas along the Gulf Coast during specific
periods in 2010. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.
com has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine
whether a geographic location may be includedin one of these
zones. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail
info@DeepwaterHorizonMedicalSettlement.com to find out if
a geographic location is included.
WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL BENEFITS
The benefits of the Medical Benefits Settlement include:
(1) payments to qualifying people for certain acute (short-
term) and chronic (ongoing) medical conditions occurring
after exposure to oil or chemical dispersants; (2) provision
of periodic medical examinations to qualifying people; and
(3) creation of a Gulf Region Health Outreach Program,
consisting of projects to strengthen the healthcare 'system.
Benefits (1) and (2) will be provided only after the Court grants
final approval and any appeals are resolved.
How TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE
MEDICAL BENEFITS SETTLEMENT
You need to submit a Claim Form to request benefits. You
can get a copy of the Claim Form by visiting the website or by
calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted by mail. If
you have questions about how.to file your claim, you should
call the toll-free number for assistance.
The deadline for filing a Claim Form is one year after the
Medical Benefits Settlement becomes effective (that is, after
the Court grants "final approval" and any appeals are resolved).
The exact date of the claim filing deadline will be posted on
the website. It is highly recommended that Medical Class
Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly.
Please read the Economic and Property Damages Settlement
notice because you may also be eligible for a payment from
YOUR OTHER OPTIONS
If you do not want to be legally bound by the 'Medical
Benefits Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by
October 1, 2012 or you won't be able to sue BP over certain
medical claims. If you stay in the Medical Benefits Settlement,
you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice
explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to
consider whether to approve the Medical Benefits Settlement.
You oi* your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the
hearing at your own cost. Class Counsel will ask the Court
to consider an award of fees, costs, and expenses of 6% of
the value of the benefits actually provided under the Medical
Benefits Settlement Agreement. Class Counsel fees, costs, and
expenses under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement and
the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement
jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members' payments
will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class
Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately
pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.
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Ms. Mary E.
Ms. Mary E. Cowan, 62, passed
away on Sunday, June 3, 2012. ,Ms.
Cowan was born October 19, 1948,
in Nashville, Georgia, to the late Har-
tridge G. and Callie Wetherington.
Ms. Cowan was a retired CNA/PCA
and spent the rest of her days devoted
to the Lord, family and friends.
In addition to her parents, brothers
Jr. and Willard Wetherirlgton preced-
ed her ih death, ,.
Survivors include her children Carl
L. Cowan of Trenton; Candice L.
Yarghn of Old Town; brother, Ronald
Wetherington of Tifton, Georgia; and
The Florida memorial service will
be held 'at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June
16, 2012, at Full Gospel Outreach
Church in Chiefland. The Georgia
memorial service will be held at 2
p.m on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at
Poplar Springs Baptist Church Fel-
lowship 'hall in Nashville, Georgia,
with inurnment following in Poplar
Mrs. Rachel Miles-Gent, age 42,
Resident Supervisor at Tacachale
and 1988 graduate of Eastside High
School, peacefully left us on Friday,
June 1, 2012, at.North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center as the result of
a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
The homegoing celebration was
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held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the
Female Protective Society Temple
in Gainesville with Apostle Lance
Hayes officiating. Burial followed at
Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua.
A viewing, was held at the funeral
home on Friday and at the Temple
on Saturday 30 minutes prior to the
services. The procession formed at
the residence of her mother, Patricia
Hines, 3309 NW 19th Street, Gaines-
Those left to cherish her memory
are a devoted husband, Kendrick L.
Gent, Sr. of Gainesville; mother, Pa-
tricia Hines; father, Raymond Miles,
Sr.; son, Courtney Woods; daughters ,
Tiffany Gardner and Jessica Gardner;
stepdaughter, Kayla Gentl stepsons,
Tyler Gent and Kendrick Gent, Jr.;
five sisters, Emirral Harris Bradley,
Latasha Miles, Monique Miles, Brit-
tany Milbs and Parthiner Russell (&
Ibn); six brothers, James Jones, John
Hines Jr., Keith Miles, Device Miles
(Christy), Travis Warmack, and Ray-
mond Miles Jr.; aunts and uncles;
mother-in-law, Mary Davis; father-
in-law, R. L. Gent (Carolyn); nieces
and nephews; cousins; and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Duncan
Brothers' Funeral Home in Gaines-
Mrs. Margaret M.
Mrs. Margaret M. Long, 90, passed
away on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
SMrs. Long was a native of Jasper
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and the daughter of the late N
Stewart Mitchell and Annette
erington Mitchell and mo
Ocala in 1942. She was a n
of Ft. King Presbyterian Chu
the Order of Eastern Star. S
a retired bookkeeper for her
business, H.M. Long Lumber
She was preceded in death
husband, H.M, Long and one
She is survived by her c
Harry Long, Jr. (Altha) of
Irva Harper (Thomas) of Ch
Marjorie Moxon (Henry) of
and 1. A. "Val" Long (Lynn)
lanta, Georgia; her brother, I
(Ret) Shelton O. Mitchell of
her ten grandchildren and n
Graveside services will be
Saturday; June 16, 2012 at 11:
at Highland Memorial Park, 1
.3rd St., Ocala.
Mr. Gene Malinowski, 77,
dar Key passed away at the
Specialty Hospital in Gain
He was born in Detroit, Mi
on February 13, 1935, to t
Frank and Angeline (Solel
linowski. He was living in
field, Ohio, when he moved tc
Key in 2005. Gene attended
the Evangelist Catholic Chi
Chliefland, He was a member
Knights of Columbus and was
gineering professor at the Ohi
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University: He enjoyed fishing, gar-
dening, sailing, art, photography and
loved old cars.
He is survived by his wife and best
friend of 55 years, Rose Malinowski
William of Cedar Key; son and daughter-in-
e Weth- law, 'Gary and Cynthia Malinowski
ved to of Golden Valley, Minnesota; daugh-
nember ter and her fiance, Susan Malinows-
rch and ki and Mario Bellizzi of Big Surf,
;he was California; daughter, Cynthid Kroll
family of Henderson, Nevada; son, David
Co. Malinowski of Cedar Key; son and-
by her daughter-in-law, Kevin and Mardi
e great- Malinowski of Avon, Ohio; daughter
and son-in-law, Judith and Garrett
children, McQuillen of McMurry, Pennsylva-
Tampa, nia; brothers, Dr. Robert (Mary) Ma-
iefland, linowski of Jefferson, Ohio; Leonard
f Ocala Malinowski of Fredericksburg, Vir-
o of At- ginia; his sister, Christine (Bob) Nee-
Lt. Col. lis of Denver, Colorado; eight grand-
Jasper; children and one great-grandchild.
nineteen Services will be Saturday, June
16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John
held on the Evangelist Catholic Church in
00a.m. Chiefland with Father Joe McDon-
515 NE nell officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be
made in Mr. Malinowski's memory to
S the Knights of Columbus or to the St.
John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
of Ce- Chiefland. Online condolences may
Select be sent through their website at www.
Mans- Mrs. Ann Reynolds
St. John Moon
urch in Mrs. Ann Reynolds Moon, age
r of the 76, of Fitzpatrick, Alabama, died
s an en- Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was
io State born and raised in Notasulga, Ala-
bama, and worked for the U. S. Postal
Mrs. Georgette V Redmond
Mrs. Georgette V.
Mrs. Georgette V. Redmond, 85, of
Chiefland passed away June 5, 2012,
at Hairen Hospice of the Tri-Counties
in Chiefland. Mrs. Redmond was.
born in Frederic4, Maryland, and
moved to this area in 1978. She was
a homemaker, a foster parent for 18
.years and of the Lutheran faith.
She is survived by her husband,
Charles F Redmond of Chiefland;
daughters Norma Jean Crum of
Maryland, and Darlene Fay Hughes
of Trenton: son, Charles John Red-
Service for 25 years serving as post-
mistress of Hardaway during some of
those years, She was an active mem-
ber of the Fitzpatrick United Method-
She was preceded in death by the
love of her life, Bobby Moon, to
whom she was married 43 years. She
was also preceded in death by her
son, Chris Moon.
She is survived by three sons, Bob
(Mary) Moon of Tallahassee, Bill
Moon of Trenton, and Charles (Deb-
orah) Moon of Fitzpatrick;.daughter-
in-law, Viva Moon of Fitzpatrick;
seven grandchildren: Blake Moon,.
Whitney Moon, Bobby Moon, Mal-
ory Moon Lee, Chelsea Moon, John
Frank Dease and Mathew Moon; two
great-grandchildren: Will Lee and
Hudson Lee; sister: Linda Lino of
A visitation was held Friday, June
8, 2012, at Gray Funeral Home in
Fitzpatrick, Alabama. Funeral ser-
vices were held Saturday, June 9,
2012, at the Fitzpatrick United Meth-
odist Church with Rev. Jerry Wood
officiating. Burial followed in the
Fitzpatrick Cemetery with Gray Fu-
neral Home directing. Pallbearers
were Keith Johnson, Joseph Lee,
Mathew Moon, John Frank Dease,
Blake Moon and Shane McDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were friends,
the lunch bunch: Diana Forrer, Patsy
Gholston, Dora Moore, Mary Sey-
mour, Lee Evans and Bobbie Mul-
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Fitzpatrick United
Methodist Church, P. O. Box 31,
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Amy Wesley Woods
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mond of Maryland; and three grand-
She will be laid to rest at Rest Ha-
ven Memorial Gardens in Frederick,
Arrangements are under the care 2
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland. Online condolences may
be sent through their website at www.
Card Of Thanks
The Family of Marvin
We would like to take this oppor-
tunity to express our gratitude to the
many kind people who helped our
family during the illness and pass-
ing of our loved one. Thank you all
for the phone calls, cards, flowers, /
food, prayers, and support during this
Sincere appreciation to Mr. Clay i
Watson and the Watson Funeral
Home for their kind service. We will
be forever grateful to the Haven Hos-
pice staff in Chiefland for showing so
much love and care during our loved
one's time there.
The Family of Marvin Sanders
The Family of Dora Vee
Our family would like to thank
everyone for their support and en-
couragement through the sorrow and
grief of the passing of our loved one,
Dora Vee Pridgeon. Your prayers,
visits, calls, flowers, and food were
so greatly appreciated. Words cannot ,
express the love and encouragement "
we felt through this difficult time.
Thank you to our friends, neighbors, /
and church families. May God bless
each of you.
The Family of Dora Vee Pridgeon '
The Family of Unema
To Our Cherished Community:
We cannot express in words how I
much each phone call, card, prayer,
meal provided and visit meant to us.
Our "Memo" was loved by many and
will be equally missed. We would ,
like to thank Ayers Health and Reha- 7
bilitation Center and Haven Hospice
for the outstanding care that was giv-
en to Memo along with the compas-
sion that was given to our familydur-
ing this time.
In honor of Unema "MemoP"
Rexroat we will be having a "Cel-
ebration of Life" for our local com- :
munity to come and pay their condo-,,
lences on Saturday,,iuR 16, 20t,:,
at Ayers Health and, Rehabilitation, i
Center at 2:00 p.m. in the main din- "
In lieu of flowers, please make a -
donation either to Haven Hospice or '
Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Cen- 2
The Rexroat Family '
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A Tribute to our bad & Papa
For this one Farmer, This one Barber, the worries are over.
Lie down and rest your head, your time has been and
struggles enough, Put the tractor in the shed, the scissors in
the drawer years were not easy. Many downright hard, but
your faith transcended, put away your tools, sleep in peace,
the hair has been swept up, you raised a fine family.
Worked the land well and always followed the Son, hang up
your shovel inside the barn. Put your comb in the drawer, your
work on earth is done, A faith few posses. Led your journey
through life, often a dry and hairy way, the sun is setting, the
barbershop clean. Now is the end of 'the day, your love of
God's soil has passed on to your Kin. Wash off your boots in
yesterday's rain one last time, take off your gloves and put
them down. No more worry for you, now your labor is done,
your home is now heaven, no more must you wait.
Your legacy lives on your love of the land
we will close the gate, we will lock the
Wesley White Grandson
We Love & Miss You,
Your Wife, Children, Grands,
& Great Grands
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THUJRSIDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
G IICI RISTI COUN'I'Y JOURNAL.,
Legal Rate Change
Effective July 1, 2012, the Gilchrist
County Journal's legal advertising
rates will change to $5.50 per column
inch. Proof of Publications will be
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000137
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF
THE FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGGAE LOAN TRUST
2006-FF10 MORTGAGE PASS-
CASEY SULLIVAN A/K/A CASEY
M. SULLIVAN, et al,
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 16, 2012, and
entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000137 of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
CircuitinandforGilchrist County, Florida,
in which U.S. Bank National Association,
as trustee for the holders of the First
Franklin Morgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10
Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,
Series 2006-FF10, is the Plaintiff and
Casey Sullivan a/k/a Casey M. Sullivan,
Kimberly Sullivan, are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in/on in front of the south doors of
the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112
South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693,
Gilchrist County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 27th day of August, 2012, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
THE EAST 1/2 FTHE FOLLOWING
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE RUN ON
THE WEST LINE OFSAID SECTION
4, NORTH 00 DEG. 08 MINUTES, 39
SEC. EAST, 454.94 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEG. 55 MIN. 00
SEC. EAST, 957.80 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 00 DEG. 08 MIN. 39
SEC. WEST, 45494 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89 DEG. 55 MIN. 00
SEC. WEST, 957.80 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL
LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST
A/KA 6850 SOUTHWEST 10TH
STREET, BELL, FL 32619
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Ls Pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Date in Gilchrist County, Florida, this
25th day of May 2012.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gilchrist County, Florida
By: L. Ayers
Attorney for Plaintiff
P. O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommodation
in order to participate should call Jan
Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua
County courthouse, 201 E. University
Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)
337-6237 within two (2) working days of
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing
impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771;
if you are voice impaired, please call 1-
800--955-8770. To file response please
contact Gilchrist County Clerk of Court,
P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693.
Pub: June 7 and 14, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
FILE NO. 21-2012-CP-0017
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
JOHNNY L. STOKES,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHNNY L. STOKES, deceased, whose
date of death was May 20, 2011, File
Number 21-2012-CP-0017, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Gilchrist County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693.
The name and address of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been serve
their claims with llhe court W
LATER OF 3 MONTHS A
DAIE OF THE FIRST PUI
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DA
THE TIME OF SERVICE C
OF 'THIS NOTICE ON THEIR
All other creditors ol' the d
persons having claims or lde
the decedent's estate must tile
with this court WITHIN 3 M(
TER THE DATE OF THE F
LOCATION OF THIS NOTIC
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO F
BE FOREVER BARRED.
PERIOD SET FORTH AB
CLAIM FILED TWO Y
MORE AFTER THE DE
DATE OF DEATH IS BARR
The date of the first public
notice is June 7, 2012.
LEWIS I. SI
Attorney for Personal Repres
SHEREE H. LANCASTER
Florida Bar No. 602922
SHEREE H. LANCASTER,
109 East Wade Street
Post Office Box 1000
Trenton, FL 32693
Pub. June 7 and 14, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR
AND FOR GILCHRIST
CASE NO.: 20
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
NOTICE TO CREDIT
The administration of the E
BERT MEYERS, Deceased,
in the Circuit Court of Gilch
Florida, Probate Division,
2012-CP-0010, the address
112 S. Main Street, P. 0. Bo
ton, Florida 32693. The nam
dresses of the Personal Re
and the personal representative
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decede
persons having claims or dem
decedent's estate, including
contingent or unliquidated
whom a copy of this notice is
file their claims with this Coi
THE LATER OF 3 MONT
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
TION OF THIS NOTICE 0O
AFTER THE DATE OF SER
COPY OF THIS NOTICE 0O
All other creditors of the d
other persons having claims
against decedent's estate inclu
tured, contingent or unliquid
must file their claims with this
in 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
THE FIRST PUBLICATION
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FI
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first public
Notice is June 7, 2012
Attorney for Personal Repres
/s/ Mary Beth Mergo, Esquin
MARY BETH MERGO, ES(
Thompson & Evangelo, P.A.
2345 N. Westmonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, Florida 3
Pub. June 7 and 14, 2012
NATURE COAST REG
NOTICE OF BUDGET H
AND BOARD MEET
The Nature Coast Regiona
thority ("Authority") will ho
hearing on Wednesday, Jun
at 4:00 p.m. at Fanning SI
Hall 17651 NW 90th Cour
Springs, Florida 32693. The
the hearing is to receive publ
and consider the adoption of
Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A s
the budget is provided below:
A meeting of the Autho
of Directors ("Board") will
mediately following the pub
Members of the public are
ed nmust tile
)F A COPY
andt s agllillst
nation of this
to any Inaottr considered at tlhe hearing
anld meeting is advised thlat such I erIso
will need a record olf the proceedings
and, accordingly, the person may ueed to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which such appeal is
to be based.
Pub. June 14, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY,
CASE NO. 21-2012-CA-000006
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
LOREN FRED FROST, JR. A/K/A
LOREN F. FROST, JR. A/K/A
LOREN FROST, et al,
ce Box 1083 /
, FL 32693 NOTICE OF ACTION
entative: TO: LOTTIE LOU FROST A/K/A
LOTTIE FROST A/K/A
LOTTIE NEWMAN A/K/A
PA. LOTTIE CRIBBS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4320 NE COUNTY ROAD #340
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
T OF THE UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
ICUIT, IN HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
COUNTY, DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
DIVISION WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
12-CP-0010 TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
.GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
]state of AL- CURRENT ADDRESS:
is pending UNKNOWN
rist County, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
Case No.: to foreclose a mortgage on the following
of which is property in GILCHRIST County,
)x 37, Tren- Florida:
mes and ad- COMMENCE FOR A POINT OF
presentative BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST
Ye's attorney CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST
nt and other QUARTER (NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
ands against NORTHWEST 1/4) OF SECTION
unmatured, 8, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE
claims, on 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY,
served must FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
urt WITHIN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WEST
HS AFTER LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
PUBLICA- OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
R 30 DAYS SECTION 8, 205.4 FEET; THENCE
NICE OFA RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG
N THEM. THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
lecedent and LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 340,
or demands 212 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH
uding unma- 14 DEGREES 56 MINUTES WEST.
ated claims, 130 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE
s court with- OF SECTION 8; THENCE RUN
E DATE OF WESTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH
N OF THIS LINE OF SECTION 8. 212 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL
[LED WILL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST
action of this has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
representative: defenses within 30 days after the first
nne Meyers publication, if any, on Ronald R. Wolfe
entative: & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney,
e whoseaddressis4919Memorial Highway,
UIRE Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
2714 default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or
This notice shall be published once a
week for two consecutive weeks in the
IONAL Gilchrist County Journal.
ITY WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
EARING Court on this 8th day of J m 2012.
ING Joe Gilliam
d Water Au- Clerk of Court
Dld a public (SEAL)
me 27, 2012 By: L. Ayers
springs City As Deputy Clerk
t, Fanning Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L
e purpose of P.O. Box 25018
ic comment Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
a budget for **See Americans with Disabilities Act
summary of If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in orer
to participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
$10,000 provision of certain assistance. Please
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
$ 3,000 Alachua County Family/Civil
$ 7,000 Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue,
$10,000 Room 410
ority Board Gainesville, FL 32601
be held im- Phone: 352-337-6237
'lic hearing. Fax: 352-374-5238
encouraged Pub. June 14, 21, 2012b.
to attend and provide comment at the
budget hearing and meeting, which may
be continued to a date and time certain
as announced at the hearing and/or meet-
ing. For more information, including a
copy of the budget and agenda, please
contact Sheila Watson at (352) 463-2855
or by email at fanningspgs@gatorworks.
com. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodations at the hear-
ing and/or meeting should contact Sheila
Watson at the contact information pro-
vided above. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the Florida Re-
lay Service at (800) 955-8770 for aid in
contacting Sheila Watson at (352) 463-
2855 at least two (2) days prior to the date
of the hearing and meeting.
Each person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect
BOARD MEETING NOTICE
The Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold
a meeting of the Board of Directors on
Monday, June 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.,
Senior Center in Live Oak, Florida.
Pub. June 14, 2012
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the
Gilchrist County Board of County
Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist
County, Florida, will hold a Regular
Meeting on Monday, June 18, 2012,
at 4:00 p.m., in the Board of County
Commissioners Meeting Facility, located
at 210 South Main Street, Trenton,
Florida. The following is a proposed
1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)
2. Agenda Changes ,
3. Consent Agenda
4. Constitutional Officers
5. County Administrator
6. Attorney Report
7. Clerk Report
8. Time Certain
4:15 p.m.--Donna Creamer;
PWW Board, replacement
for Kyle Stone
9. Commissioners Reports
10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Participalion
"Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable Iccommodations to participate
in the proceeding should contact
(352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD)) or via
Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771."
PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person 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
proceedings, and that for such purpose,
that person 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.
BOARD OF COUNTY
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOMMY LANGFORD, CHAIRMAN
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK OF
Pub. June 14,2012b.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FILE NO. 21-2012-CP-0020
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
LOYD E. THOMAS,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Loyd E. Thomas, deceased, whose date of
death was November 28,2011, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P. O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida
32693. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having clams or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFA
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is June 14. 2012.
/s/Ray Earl Thomas, Jr.
P. 0. Box 39
Bell, Florida 32619
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Norm D. Fugate
Attorney for Ray Earl Thomas, Jr.
Florida Bar Number 0044458
Norm D. Fugate, PA.
Post Office Box 98
Williston, Florida 32696
Telephone: (352) 528-0019
Fax: (352) 528-4919
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THURSDAY, JIJUNE 14, 2012
ATTN: Ilonme Schooling Parents
- Evaluation & basic skills testing
available locally, by a 30-year veteran
ducator/cerlitited test administrator.
mail: victoryi'veschief.org or Phone
Thursday, June 14th; 6:30 pm; prev.
all day. Spinning wheel lamp, GE stove,
washer, dryer, loads of quality home fur-
niture, large variety of quality glassware,
hand crafted wooden benches, outdoor
furniture, bed frames and rails, large bird-
cage and perch, various artwork, large
tool caddy with shelves, electronics, like
new strollers, and lots of sewing notions.
Always too much to list! Be the Bidder!
Pics online at www.auctionzip.com, ID
19590. Phoenix Auction Services, Inc.;
1832 SE 3rd Ave., Trenton FL 32693.
PH: 352-463-0707. AB 2866 AU1437,
TRENTON SATURDAY 6/1
- 4 pm, 718 NE 4th Street. 1
items, tools, $1 bag for clothing
MOVING SALE: 609 SW 1st
blocks south of Burger Spot.
June 16, 8 am noon.
HUGE PORCH SALE: 3529
Trail in Bell. Something for e
Thursday. Friday, and Saturday.
Saturday, 6/16 8 am 'til ??? A
of fun, great stuff. 3600 S US H
Bell. Yard sale canceled if it ra
Lindsay Smith at 463-1464 f
tions. All profits benefit animals
Gilchrist Animal Shelter for a
9700 NW 38th Terr
1568 sq ft 3 BR 2 BA
1149 NW 78th Ave
1080 sq ft 2 BR 1 BA
16: 9 am
Wanted to BuyS
01,1) TRA(CTORS: Rusetl, busted,
aban do nloid, broken, neglected, dead o0r CLAssII:iD Aus $550 MINIMUM OR20 WORI)S. I0 :iNTS IAC II ADIITINAI. WORI), .
alive, Also, larm implement
Call Sonny anytime, 352-226-
WE BUY GOLD & SILVI
est Prices Paid! 3-5 pm at tl
Cleaners or call (352) 226-67
CASH FOR YOUR COIN
collector seeking U.S. coins, o
ies. I pay more than dealers,
road shows. Cell 352-949-145
II I I I
RIDGEWAY LAWN CARE
ES: Lawn care for complete
sional care. Call 352 463-1165
JERRY WILKS FILL DI
VICE: Fill dirt, driveway
demolition, limerock, land
(352) 493-3137 (day) or (352
APPLIANCE REPAIR: All
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"".' "'"- PATIENT AI)VOCATE NEEDED:
Ie Country Full-time Patient Advocate positions
'57 for ap- for multiple locations of Palms Medical
Group. Competitive pay and benefits. Du-
tfb,4-2 ties include scheduling appointments for
S t- multiple physicians, answering a multi-
i: Private line phone system, verifying insurance,
Ider variet- and checking patients in and out. Travel
pawn, and in local area a necessity. Must have good
50 or Local communication skills. 1-3 years experi-
ence in a medical office setting preferred.
tfhb,12-22 Apply to Front Desk Position, P.O. Box
640 Trenton, FL 32693. No phone calls
SERVIC- CASE MANAGER NEEDED: Full-
and profes- time Case Manager position for Palms
.Medical Group. Competitive pay and
tfn,3-22 benefits. Must have knowledge of health
insurances, healthcare resources in
RT SER- Gainesville and Lake City areas. Duties
RT SER- ,
s, topsoil, include processing referrals, tracking pa-
clearing. tients through the referral process, and
)463-6111 ensuring timely receipt of reports from
specialist offices. Apply to Case Manage-
tfnb,5-28 ment Position, P.O. Box 640 Trenton, FL,
32693. No phone calls please. EOE.
-. .- 2tb,6-14-6-21
35.-949- Gilchrist County Clerk's Office has a
position open for an Accountant in the
tfnb,12-18 Finance Office. This position is a full-
time position working an average of 40
PARTS hours per week with health and retire-
ay, Sears, ment benefits. Salary range $15.00 -
,and Hon- $20.49 based on experience, education,
weand qualifications. Applicants must have
p minimum of a high school diploma or
equivalent, accounting experience or col-
tfn, 1-03 lege level accounting classes. Applicants
must apply for this position through any
D TOWN, Florida Crown Workforce Job Center Of-
432. Hwy- fice (www.employflorida.com). Position
Town. Mc- open until filled. Gilchrist County is an
ue (behind EOEIDFWP.
any colors, 2tb.6-14-6-21
rConuter t Gilchrist County Road Department
ting a last- has an opening for a Full-Time Me-
loved one. chanic. We are looking for someone to
)pen: Tues- service and maintain all Road Depart-
Saturday 8 ment vehicles including gas and diesel
after hours powered equipment. Valid Class A CDL
and Experience required. This position
tfnb,6-28 is Full-Time 40 hours per week with
health and retirement benefits. This posi-
tion will pay $14.63 per hour. Positions
J opened until filled. Gilchrist County is
an EOE/DFWP. This position requires
a background check and participation
[raining of in direct deposit. Applications must be
aught prep submitted through any Florida Crown
required if Workforce Job Center (www.employflor-
ses. A short ida.com). Gilchrist County is an EOE/
me with a DFWP.
LPN NEEDED: Full-time LPN position
for Palms Medical Group. Competitive
pay and benefits. Applicants must have
a current license in the State of Florida.
Apply to Nursing Position, P.O. Box
640 Trenton, FI 32693. No phone calls
AYERS HEALTH AND REHABILI-
TATION CENTER has an opening for
Part-Time Housekeeping/Laundry Relief.
Apply at: FLORIDA CROWN WORK-
FORCE, 211-B SE Ilth Street, Trenton,
FL 32693. (352) 463-3677.
PART-TIME TYPIST NEEDED AT
THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOUR-
NAL: Applicants must be proficient with
Microsoft Word. Adobe InDesign expe-
rience is a plus. Typist must be fast and
accurate. Customer service skills are re-
quired, as the typist will also need to an-
swer the telephone and assist customers.
The ideal candidate will be able to work
on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays. Ap-
plications are available at the Gilchrist
County Journal, which is located at 207
North Main Street in Trenton. Resumes
may also be e-mailed to gilchristjour-
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SUM-
MER JOB? Gilchrist County Parks
Department has openings) for Tempo-
rary Summer Grounds Worker at Hart
Springs & Otter Springs. We are look-
ing for people to work throughout Labor
Day. These positions are Temporary and
have no retirement or health benefits.
This position will pay $7.67 per hour.
Positions opened until filled. Gilchrist
County is an EOE/DFWP. This position
requires a background check and par-
ticipation in direct deposit. Applications
must be submitted through any Florida
Crown Workforce Job Center (www.em-
ployflorida.com). Gilchrist County is an
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1310 N Main Street, Bell, FL 32619
Office: (352) 463-9001 Fax: (352) 463-9008
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229 NE CR 138
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(352) 463-7302 FAX
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4 * * *
SENIOR STAFF ASSISTANT
Responsible for assisting the director in
developing and expanding programs,
maintaining appropriate documentation for
training programs, and assisting in providing
customer services for a growing area at the
college. Other duties vary widely in both
subject matter and complexity and require
exercising considerable initiative and
independent judgment. Minimum Qualifica-
tions: High school graduate or equivalent plus
four years secretarial or clerical experience.
Additional education may be substituted on a
year for year basis for required experience in
related area Special consideration will be given
to applicants with an Associate Degree or
certificate in a related area. Experience working
with MS Word and Excel.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 6/27/12
College employment application required.
Position details and application available at:
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 7544314
Fax (386) 754-4814
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, LOGISTICS
AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
164 Duty Days-POSITION # F99918
Teach courses in logistics and supply chain
management such as Principles of Quality
Management. Operations Management.
Transportation & Distribution, Purchasing &
Inventory Management. Introduction to Supply
Chain Managetment, and Warehouse
Management. Requires Master's degree in
logistics or similar or Master's in Business
Administration with some emphasis in Supply
Chain Management or with a minimum of 3
years of experience in logistics or supply chain.
164 Duly Days-I)SITION # F99917
Teach college preparatory/ developmental
mathematics courses only; work with
colleagues for the advancement of depatntental
goals. This position will work exclusively with
students taking developmental math courses.
Requires Bachelor's degree in mathematics or a
SALARY: Based on degree and experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/5/12
Persons inlerstlcd should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies oflranscripts.
All threign Iranscripis must he sultbitted with
oflucial translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
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149 S,.. College Place
Lake City. FI, .32025-2007
Phone S(38) 754-4314
ax (386) 754.-4814
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Help Wanted !
GILCIHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS
Principal Trenton High Oualifica-
tions: Master's degree, Florida Teacher
Certification covering Educational Lead-
ership or School Principal, and a mini-
mum of three successful years of teach-
Dean Trenton High Qualifications:
Master's Degree, Florida Teacher Certifi-
cation and three years of successful teach-
ing experience; or an equivalent combi-
nation of education and experience.
Guidance Counselor Bell Middle
School Qualifications: Master's degree,
Florida Teacher Certification covering
School Guidance & Counseling, and 3
Math Instructor Split between Bell
High & Trenton High Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an ac-
credited institution, Florida certification
covering Math grades 6 12.
Apply online at: www.gilchristschools.
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Gilchrist County Tea Party
,will meet on June 19
SThis month's meeting of tlhe
Gilchrist County lea Party on lJune
19 at 7 p.m. will focus on the "State
of the Comity" and changes that
may occur in the future. We have
asked some of our most important
leaders in Gilchrist County to make
a complete report on the subjects of
home property values, changes to the
election laws, growth projections for
the next 5-10 years, water restrictions,
overall status of goals we wish to
achieve, and our state of financial
The Tea Party's number one goal is
to keep our menibers informed, and it
- begins here at home.
Changes arr sometimes' slow in
, coming and sometimes occur with the
blink of the eye. It's very important
that everyone keep up dated with
What our elected officials are
Planning and their view of the future.
SWe keep harping on the importance
of attending County Commission
meetings and reading the meeting's
agenda ahead of time. That's where
we can have a positive influence on
the actions of our elected officials.
As a side bar, Mr. Perez stated
that the Tea Party will be vetting
all the candidates with surveys and
then evaluating their responses. Our
members have been spending a lot of
time going over questions and making
sure that we address the issues for
each office. Afterwards, a list of
those candidates who the Tea Party
believes best supports the values of
the Tea Party will be created. It will
be sent out as the Gilchrist Tea Party
Voter's Guide. Remember, the Tea
Party does not endorse candidates,
but we do recommend those who
are closely aligned with Tea Party
Please join us, Tuesday June 19.
at 7 p.m. at the Trenton Community
Center, 214 S.E. 3rd Avenue for the
monthly Gilchrist County Tea Party
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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
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GILCIIRIST COUNTY JOURNAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
By Carrie A. Miell
Bell High School Principal Rick
Reed challenged the gianduating Class
ol 2012 to "Believe in yourself. Take
risks, Give it all you have and don't
forget to give God the glory,"
The beloved principal, who was
clearly losing his voice on Friday,
June 8, also urged the 100 graduates
clad in purple gowns to also pay into
Laughter filled the Iris Roberts
Auditorium, which was deemed this
year's graduation venue after rain
moved the ceremony inside. Reed
shared with the packed auditorium that
he has known many of the graduating
seniors since they were 6-year-old
students at Bell Elementary School
and he was their elementary school
principal. Graduating seniors who
attended Bell schools kindergarten
through 12th grade include: Jerod
Lloyd Bass, Austin Lee Bell, Korie
Ryan Bonnell, Carlie Brandy
Renee Brown, Samantha Kaylene
Bruce, Hayley Erin Conner, Jimmy
Charles Crews, Cody Scott Darling,
Jason Michael Davis, Justin Patrick
Davis, Courtney Glynn Diamond,
Austin Michael Douglas, Austin
Wayne Godwin, Timothy Richard.
Griffith, Trinity' Brooke Hilliard,
Alyssa Breann Hodge, Danielle
Lee Holstein, Desiree Lee Holstein,
Stephen Andrew Jones, Jr., Harry
Dalton Martin, Smitty Austin Martin,
Jr., Reilee Breann Moore, Austin
Lang Myer, Audrey Maria Philman,
Braxton Heath Railey, Britt Parks
Railey, Christopher Patrick Rogers,
Shelby Mae Rogers, Christopher
Alec Rolling, Talon Blain Rolling,
Cory Daniel Ruth, Lauren Renee
Ryan, Jessica Catherine Sanders,
Preslee Danielle Sanders, Jessica
Morgan Stalvey, Justin Robert
Swilley, Nathan Alexander Thisse,
Felicia Paige Thomas, Aaron Michael
White, Rodney Troy Whitley, Jr.,
Charles Lamar Wingate and Jeremey
These students were recognized
during the graduation ceremony,
along with students who recently
graduated from Florida Gateway
College with their Associate's
degree. Those students are: Timothy
Griffith, Elli Carranza, Felicia
Thomas, Harry Martin, Olivia
Bailey, Shelby Rogers, Lauren Ryan,
Audrey Philman, Mariah Germaine,
Morgan McKenzie, Amanda Dennis,
Courtney Diamond, Taylor Lovelace,
Wendy Trantham, Carissa Watson,
Helen Ho and Chelsea Joslin.
During the graduation ceremony,
seniors left the stage to present a
flower to the parents or grandparents
who raised them. Tears flowed freely
and fierce hugs were exchanged -as
"You Raise Me Up" was played in
Salutatorian Eli Carranza shared
with his fellow graduates a little
advice. Carranza said that staying
organized has helped him have a
less stressful life. He also urged his
classmates to be responsible as they
prepare to leave home.
"Wash you own laundry and cook
your own meals," Carranza said.
The salutatorian also said to choose
friends wisely and remain determined
in life, no matter what.
Valedictorian Helen Ho recalled
the many great times the graduates
shared throughout high school.
"We've learnedhonesty and respect
from each other," Ho said.
Ho urged her classmates to always
do their best, especially as they begin
this new chapter of their lives;
After being awarded their diplomas
the graduates sang Bell High
School's Alma Mater: "Our strong
bonds can n'er be broken, formed in
old Bell High. Far.surpassing words
unspoken, sealed by friendship's
tie. Alma Mater, Alma Mater deep
graven on each heart, shall be found
unwavering true when we from life
With smiles on their faces, the
graduates tossed their caps into the air,
celebrating their final day together as
'the Bell High School Class of 2012.
By Carrie A, Mizell
Dysfunctional. Loud. Unorganized.
Senior Class President Alexis
Hickox told her fellow graduates
that she struggled to find just the
right word to describe Trenton High
School's graduating Class of 2012.
That is until, Hickox settled on the
"Most of our class has spent the
better part of 13 years together,"
Hickox said. "In the face of trials
we stand together. We celebrate our
accomplishments together and we
always have each others' backs."
With tears streaming down her
face, she quoted Philippians 1:3-6:
"I thank my God every time I
remember you. In all my prayers for
all of you, I always pray with joy
because of your partnership in the
gospel from the first day until now,
being confident of this, that he who
beghn a good work in you will carry
it on to completion until the day of
After Hickox welcomed parents,
faculty and special guests to the high
school graduation ceremony held on
June 9, Sunny Gray, senior class vice
president introduced guests, including
the Gilchrist County School Board
Shaylyn Parrish was the 7-
year-old queen at the Newberry
Continued from page 1
Republican candidates for County
Commissioner, District 3 Todd
'Gray,. Horace Hart and William
(Bill) Wolford will face off in the
primary election to see who will go
on to challenge Democrat James A.
Shepherd and Rodney Brown, who is
running No Party Affiliation, in the
Democrat John Rance Thomas
and Republican Marion C. Poitevint
both qualified for the County
Commissioner, District 4 seat and
they will face off in the general
County Commissioner Kenrick
D. Thomas will be challenged by
fellow Republican James E. (Buddy)
Vickers in the primary election.
and Superintendent Don Thomas.
Salutatorian Jennifer DeLong
spoke of the tornado drills the Class
of 2012 experienced while students at
Trenton Elementary School. She also
recalled the awkward years of middle
school and a memorable trip to Epcot
in 6th grade. Throughout high school,
DeLong said, the class has paddled
through the puddles together when it
As she quoted Dr. Seuss, DeLong
said she didn't have much advice to
impart on her fellow classmates.
"Remember where you came
from," DeLong said.
Valedictorian Hannah Buckler
thanked the faculty and staff at
Trenton High.School, where she said
students are more than a grade or a
To her fellow classmates, Buckler
quoted James 1:19, "My dear
brothers and sisters, t4e note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become
angry." She advised her peers to be
quick to hear, slow to speak and slow
The valedictorian complimented
her classmates as she recognized that
13 members of the graduating class
recently earned their Associate's
degree from Florida Gateway College.
Twenty-one of her classmates plan
to go into the health field. Four
graduates will go on to serve in the
armed forces, while six aspire to be
architects or go into engineering.
The graduating Class of 2012
garnered much praise during their
Uanzelle ana vesi olstern
senior year as Trenton High School
won district titles in football,
volleyball and baseball.
Trenton High School Principal
for all their accomplishments. She
said that the Class of 2012 is made up
of friends who truly care about one
another. As a class, the seniors have
taken 514 college classes and saved
their parents $203,000 in college
costs. The senior class has also
received over half a million dollars
in scholarship funds to further their
education, Langford explained.
"You have not only left tattoos
on our town, but also tattoos on our
hearts," Langford said, citing the
senior class song "Tattoos on this
As in years past, Langford took
time to mention each student by
name and offer praise for their unique
talents and accomplishments as well
as encouragement for their future
Before turning the stage over to
Superintendent Don Thomas, who
presented each student with his/
her diploma, Langford gave out a
little advice to the Class of 2012:
"Remember where you came from.
Take risks. It's okay to fail, just keep
trying. Do what you are passionate
After their tassles were turned, and
Senior Shelby Smith offered a closing
prayer, the graduates stood in a circle
in the center of the school gym and
held hands before tossing their caps
into the air.
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