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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 32 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, December 26, 2013 Price 50 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist, Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State December 26, 2013 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. By Megan E. Stalvey Upon hearing the news that there would be no Toys For Tots program for Gilchrist and Levy counties last year, many families were unsure if their children would have a gift for Christmas. Dixie County residents Vince and Pat Arcadi, who served as cocoordinators for the Tri-County Toys For Tots program, decided to distribute toys only in Dixie County last Christmas, which left Gilchrist and Levy counties without. When Bryan Chrisp, who had helped the Arcadis with the tri-county area, found out that they would not head up the Gilchrist and Levy area any longer, he tried to coordinate the program himself last year, but the deadline to sign up and receive the proper training was in July and he the Arcadis had dropped Gilchrist and Levy counties. Luckily, residents of Gilchrist County came together and donated many toys and money to purchase toys for the children in need. This year, Bryan Chrisp was able to sign up to coordinate the Toys For Tots program for both Gilchrist and Levy counties. Together with the 420 local kids benet from Toys For Tots Assistant Coordinator Melissa Beach, Chrisp was able to get the Toys For Tots program for Gilchrist and Levy up and running. This being their Chrisp and Beach had a lot to learn in a short period of time. Chrisp immediately began reaching out to local businesses and people to help the program in any way they could, by volunteering, donating, or even providing storage for the toys. The Tri-County Marine Corp League and the American Legion Post 91 have both been a tremendous help throughout this whole process, Chrisp said. The American Legion donated $1,000 as soon as they heard that we were taking over the Toys For Tots program. Jim Mash, Gilchrist County veterans for registration and for reserving Memorial for toy distribution. Well known model Kathy Ireland donated $10 million worth of books to the entire Toys for Tots program and the greatly from this generous donation. Chrisp explained that if there are any books left over organizers are going then the libraries. The distribution for toys this year was done differently than in years past, instead of having families shop for the toys they were given pre-selected toys and books according to the childs age and gender. Families were told about the prebagging when they registered, that way they werent surprised the day of distribution, Beach said. The response was pretty positive. On the day of distribution, Tuesday, Dec. 17, Beach said that 420 Gilchrist County children were registered to receive toys and even more families were trying to register on the day of the distribution. Toy distribution started at 3 p.m. and the line of families stretched out way to US 129. The families seemed relieved and appreciative to receive the gifts from the volunteers. Chrisp said that this year has been a great learning process and that he now knows what to work on for next year. He went on to say that the Levy area was harder to get organized, especially in the Bronson area. Chrisp said he thinks this was due to lack of knowledge about the program being up and running again in their area and that next year they will advertise more to get more children registered for the Toys for Tots program. There were approximately 490 children registered in Levy County as of Sunday, Dec. 15. The Levy distribution was Friday, Dec. 20. A host of volunteers made the Toys for Tots distribution possible. Lo cal volunteers, which included a few Marines, helped unload toys and books for distribution. By John M Ayers opened the beautifully renovated Shingle Landing boat ramp at the west end of SW 70th St. near Otter Spring Park on Thursday morning December 19, 2013. on hand to cut a ribbon and open the park for boat launching. This ramp has been at this location for over 50 years. Within river had fallen to record low levels. The old ramp extended 53 feet long and a short distance into the river. The new ramp is 108 feet dock, 8x 80, that is kept in place by being connected to three large down depending on the water level of the river. The Shingle Landing Park has been enlarged to provide for additional parking for vehicles and trailers using the ramp facility. The improved park has steps and a walk way to allow people visiting the park to walk along the river, depending on the level of the water. The park is beautiful and we thank the Board of County Commission for making these improvements for the publics use. Shingle Landing boat ramp opens on the Suwannee River The Gilchrist County Commission, sheriff and a neighbor in the area of the boat ramp were all at the park December 19 to open the ramp to people putting their boats in the Suwannee River near Otter Springs. Pictured from left, Bobby Crosby County Administrator, Kenrick Thomas Commissioner District 5, D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Commissioner District 2, Sharon A Langford Commissioner District 1, John Rance Thomas Commissioner District 4, Todd Gray Commissioner District 3, Bobby Schultz Gilchrist County Sheriff, and Mr. Thomas Bryant a resident living in the area. The Gilchrist County Commission had agreed to begin improving the boat ramps in Gilchrist County over a period of time as a part of the Florida Boating Improvement Grant program. The grant is funded in association with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Florida Boating Improvement program approved the $217,000 grant application in 2010. Due to several issues involving this grant, the ramp was completed on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Construct Co., Inc. of Orlando constructed the ramp project. Gilchrist County is currently considering improvement to the Log Landing and Rock Bluff boat ramps in western Gilchrist County. This beautiful new boat ramp will allow all outdoor enthusiasts to put in their boats and enjoy the beautiful Suwannee River. The ramp is located at the west end of SW 70 Avenue near Otter Springs. Submitted Congressman Yoho has introduced legislation to hold the Obama Administration accountable to the enrollment goals they set for the Affordable Care Act. According to estimates put out by seven million people need to be enrolled in the healthcare exchanges by the end of the 2014 open enrollment period. The costs of insurance plans can is not hit, further burdening the American taxpayer. In order to hold the Administration accountable to these enrollment numbers, Congressman Yoho has introduced H.R. 3784, the Nullifying the Unconstitutional Mandate By Evaluating Results (NUMBER) Act. This legislation fully repeals the Congressman Yoho introduces bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act if enrollment numbers are not met healthcare law if seven million people are not enrolled in the exchanges by March 31. Congressman Yoho was joined by Representatives Bridenstine (OK), Duncan (SC), Franks (AZ), Graves (GA), Hall (TX), Hudson (NC), Hultgren (IL), Jones (NC), LaMalfa (CA), Massie (KY), Messer (IN), Pittenger (NC), Rice (SC), Salmon (AZ), Scott (GA), Stockman (TX), Weber (TX), Westmoreland (GA), and Wilson (SC). Upon introduction Congressman Yoho said, The Obama Administration likes to claim that this healthcare law is hugely popular and is wanted by the American people. I disagree. If the Administration cant even make their own target numbers then the American taxpayer should not be further burdened by this terrible law. This commonsense bill simply holds the Administration accountable to those numbers, and if they are not met the Affordable Care Act is fully repealed. If the administration cant even make their own target numbers then the American taxpayer should not be further burdened by this terrible law. Congressman Ted Yoho Congressman Yoho is also a cosponsor of H.R. 2300 and H.R. 3121, two alternative proposals to the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Ted Yoho
Page Two THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Gilchrist County Journal USPS-218-620 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, 207 N. MAIN TRENTON, FLORIDA Less than 75% advertising We reserve the right to shorten articles, letters, etc. and delete any part or leave out in its entirety if we judge such to be offensive. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area $28.00 All Other Areas In Florida $32 Out Of State CARRIE AYERS MIZELL ASSOCIATE EDITOR Cindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Megan Stalvey, Donna Jones, and Chris Rogers ASSISTANTS Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton, Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879. POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To: Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 JOHN MIN AYERS II EDITOR, PUBLISHER AND OWNER Community Events Dear Journal Subscriber, As an added convenience to you, the renewal date for your subscription has been printed alongside your address. You may renew your paper at any time during the year. If your paper is past due, you will receive a postcard bill in your mail. We just wanted to bring this to your attention to save on postage costs and to eliminate any chance of a subscription becoming delinquent. Thank you for your business. AARP offers Driving Course The Gilchrist County Emergency Management Department will offer its second free CPR class to the public on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center located at 3250 N. US Hwy 129 in Bell. The course will have a strict limit be of any age as long as they are able to understand the material and perform the hands-on portion of the course. Free CPR class Jan. 18 The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a special Thank You to the Trenton City Hall and City Commissioners for all their continued support and help with our Christmas on Main Street. We look for ward to working with you all again next year. Have a Very Merry Christmas. Gilchrist County Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities Holiday Schedule CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 Main Facility Open 8 am 5 pm and Mobile Routes at: Cruse Voting Precinct and CR-138 8:30 am 12 noon Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 CLOSED All facilities and mobile routes Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 CLOSED All facilities and mobile routes Thursday, Dec. 26 OPEN as follows: Main Facility Hours: 8 am 5 pm NE Facility Hours: 8 am 4 pm SE Facility Hours: 6 am 2:30 pm Mobile Routes: 8:30 am 12 pm (Donnie and Rock Bluff) NEW YEARS HOLIDAY Monday and Tuesday Dec. 30 and 31, 2013 OPEN, MAIN FACILITY IN BELL (8 am 5 pm), and CRUSE MOBILE ROUTE. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 CLOSED, ALL FACILITIES and MOBILE ROUTES. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 ALL FACILITIES OPEN REGULAR SCHEDULES Mobile Routes for Rock Bluff and Donnie Voting Precinct 8:30 am 12 noon If you have any questions, please call 463-31 85. WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY Tide Tables For The Week of 12/26 to 1/1 for the mouth of the Suwannee River There will be an AARP Driving Course at the Old Town United Methodist Church, 25633 SE Hwy 19, on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge The Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 2014 Tri-County Land Judging Contest on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The event will be located at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex, located on Highway 129 north of Trenton. There will be local FFA Land Judging Teams from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties, as well as teams from other surrounding counties. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host Downtown Countdown, a New Years Eve celebration concert, at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Headlining the concert is the Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, a six-piece group comprised of some of the areas most popular musicians. Band members include Mike Boulware (guitar/ vocals), Don David (guitar/vocals), Michael Derry (guitar/vocals), Ron Thomas (bass guitar/vocals) Brad Bangstad (keyboards) and Rob Rothschild (drums). Sitting in for Rothschild on the drums will be Larry Thompson. The Impostors were hatched by keyboardist Mark Loveland and guitarist Michael Derry in 1984. That year, they formed a 14-piece band that played a twoshow night at the Thomas Center to a rave response. At that concert, Ron Thomas joined the cofounders with 11 other musicians. Don David joined in 1985, Mike Boulware joined in the early s, Rob Rothschild joined shortly after and the newest member, Brad Bandstad, joined this year. The Impostors play a full range of Beatles music from the popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental era of Revolver and Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club and Abbey Road. Opening for The Impostors is the classic rock band Crooked Counsel. Crooked Counsel is fronted by vocalist Shuri Pass, who is originally from Starke and now resides in Keystone Heights. Pass sings everything from Adele to Led Zeppelin and often gets compared to Janis Joplin, which she considers the ultimate compliment. Pass also plays acoustic guitar and can sometimes be found performing solo at local restaurants. Joining Pass are area musicians John Middleton (keyboards/guitar), Joe Loper (bass guitar), Nelda Loper (back-up vocals), Tim Sellers (drums/vocals) and Guido Lemeer (lead guitar). Crooked Counsel has been in the local music scene for many years. The band was originally formed in 1994 and used the name Santa Fe for several years, playing various venues in and around Gainesville, Palatka and Ocala. Santa Fe played a mixture of rock, blues and country music, but transformed into concentrating on playing classic rock covers and re-christened themselves as Crooked Counsel, a name which was also worked in the legal profession. You can preview Crooked Counsels music at http://www.crookedcounsel. net. The free concert begins at 9:00 p.m. and runs until 12:30 a.m. There will be a countdown to midnight, along with the sounds of noisemakers passed out to the audience earlier in the evening. The Bo Diddley Community Plaza is located on the corner of Southeast First Street and East University Avenue. The City of Gainesville Cultural Affairs Division is the designated local arts agency for Gainesville and Alachua County. Its mission is to promote cultural activity and encourage community based cultural resources. Visit Cultural Affairs online at http://www. gvlculturalaffairs.org/. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact David Ballard at (352) 393-8746. Land Judging Contest Students that wish to obtain a two obtain one by passing a written test and paying a $5.00 card fee at the end of the course. 30 students that register and the class will require a minimum of 10 students. For more information or to reserve your seat contact the Gilchrist County Director of Emergency Management David Peaton at (386) 935-5400, toll free at 1-866-751-1728, or email at Chamber Banquet is January 16 The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Winter Membership Banquet on January 16, 2014 at the Trenton Elementary School Cafetorium. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Call Kim Corbin at the Gilchrist for more information, 463-3467. Downtown Countdown to New Years Eve in Gainesville Candlelight vigil for Junior Kelly Family members and friends of the late Junior Kelly are working with the Gilchrist County Sheriffs his memory. The vigil will take place Saturday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m., at the Town of Bell Roadside Park, which is located on US 129 across from Burger Spot. Please plan on attending this special event so the community can come together and remember Junior Kelly. The Gilchrist County native was brutually murdered on November 19, 2008. Kelly, a 78-year-old farmer, was killed during an apparent home invasion in the middle of the night. No arrests have ever been made in the case. If anyone has questions concerning the candlelight vigil, call 463-3410. of the rules of the road in Florida, maintaining independence. There are no tests. Please bring a sack lunch. provides for a three-year auto insurance discount for seniors age 55 and over. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Please call Lynda at (352) 333-3036. Trenton Rotary Secretary Dr. John Frazier, Trenton Rotary President Theresa Sapp, Donna Fagan and Rotarian and program sponsor Kurt Richardson of Capital City Bank are pictured at the December 16 meeting. Donna Fagan from Another Way, Inc., a domestic violence and rape crisis center, gave the program to the Trenton Rotary Monday, Dec. 16. Another Way offers counseling, support and safe shelter to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, while providing a positive alternative to violence through community education. The website is AnotherWayInc.net and theres a 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-875-7983. Charles and Betsy Scott, of Bell, Relay for a cure! Why I Relay... The 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties will be held on May 2, 2014 at the Gilchrist Coun ty Agricultural Complex. 38th Annual Camellia Show Gainesville Camellia Societys 38th Annual Camellia Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5, at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. The from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (352) 672-2644 or visit www.americancamellias.org and click on the Gainesville Camellia Society web page.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three Socials Marriage applications Gilchrist County Pardue Land Surveying For all your land surveying and mapping needs. Est 1978 Chiefland, FL 352.493.0640 parduelandsurveying.com The sky's the limit this 2014! We know that a terrific New Year is in the stars for you! Akins Bar-B-Q Bell 2014 2014 Trenton Office 308 N. Main Street 463-7381 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. General Practice Appointments Preferred WEIGHT-LOSS COUNSELING AVAILABLE Newberry Office 50 SW Main Street 472-2275 Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 352-463-3555 Corner of Hwy. 129 & S.R. 47, Trenton (Across from Trenton High School) Owners/Directors Amy Wesley Woods Holly Wesley Bussard Low Ratios Free VPK Pre-K Program Free Breakfast & Lunch Reduced Fees Available FCCPC Certified Teachers CPR/First Aid Certified Ages 2-12, 7am-6pm NAC Accredited License #C03GI0006 Kid's World Pre-School Learning Center, Inc. A private school for your childs early learning years. Reduced fees, based on your income, are available through the Early Learning Coalition. Stop by for a tour of our facility and pick up an application. It would be our pleasure to serve you and your child. Main Street Trenton Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-6:30 ~ Sat. 9:00-3:00 (352) 463-2240 The staff of Best Drugs Pharmacy wishes you and your family a Happy New Year! A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. Thomas Keller For a while now Ive been enjoy ing my latest cookbook purchase, which I must say is one of the best cookbooks Ive come across in sometime. Miss Kays Duck Commander Kitchen by Kay Robertson is well worth the price. the book herself cooking expert write it for her, the book from cover to cover Im sure it was written by Kay with a little bit of help from Willies motherThe book contains recipes that are one time or another. The book starts off with Miss Kays view on the value for how to cook white rice properly from Miss Kays mentoring group. important these women are to her. wants them to be. This chapter in cookies. Now it might be a while before I ing Kays recipe for Dumplings but there are many other reci to try real soon, such as her Mayhaw Jelly recipe, or Phils Jam balaya, as well as the pes which are calling out to me, say major roll in the Robertsons lives. One of her recipes, in particular, brought back sweet memories of my in boxes. Phils Famous Hot Cocoa recipe is the same recipe our generation grew up on. I can still remember my moth er making it in a pot on the stove on the farm. Phil mixes coco power, sure he has to make a really big pot ably love to sip hot chocolate. pes. But, truthfully Miss Kays Duck Commander Kitchen with a lot of insight on their family. it seems that the Robertson clan re Speaking of hot cocoa I came processor you might be able to put the chocolate chips in a zip top bag them small enough so they melt eas you might want to get one. thing special. If this recipe seems too large for your family you can easily cut it in half. Me-Mes Hot Cocoa Mix 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup Hersheys Cocoa natural un Pinch of salt pulse for 5 or 6 times to mix the two really well. Remove the sugar from to bowl of processor. Run processes to chop chocolate chips until they are really small just a little bigger than To make hot cocoa heat 8 ounces or one cup of milk until almost boil will keep for several months in a air tight container. Mary Dunlap, Lillian Clapper on De cember 26th; Debra Jones, Mary Ann A little over a year ago, Abigail sister, Bethany Hope Dunn. Bethany was born at the Womens inches long. Tampa. A little over year ago, Emily Taylor Mikell was born at the Womens Cen cal Center on November 9, 2012, at inches long. Mikell of Bell. together with a Dr. Suess party with Bethany Dunn celebrated 1st birthday Bethany Dunn Emily Mikell Emily Mikell celebrated 1st birthday son on December 27th; Julie Rogers, Johnny Mack, Jr., Ashley Braswell, Grant William Stanley on December Brown, Helen Meschen, Chistopher Horace Quincey, Lucille Travis, Lisa cember 31st; Paul Williams, Donna on January 1st. Happy Anniversary wishes to Vun Cannon on December 27th; Mr. December 31st. Town. Deivy Alex Cifuentes Del Valle, both of Trenton. Marriages Gilchrist County Cook, notary public. Dona Jean Peterson, 33, both of Bell, by Lollie Dewitt Law, notary public. Online poll results from Dec. 19 Vote on this weeks poll! Visit gilchristcountyjournal.net Should Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson return to the popular A&E show? Go to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks online poll.
Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 5:45 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Rick Reed Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 "Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love." firstname.lastname@example.org www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com (One Block Past Otter Springs Resort) Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 www.pgbcfl.net Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Worship Service ........................................................ 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Kids Konnection ......................................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m. ~ Nursery provided for all services ~ Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children/Music Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH WERE LOOKING FOR YOU AT PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Holding Forth the Word of Life. 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:30 PM Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black Come join us! Meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Sunday Services 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, breakfast @ 10am Service @ 10:30am. At River Cross Cowboy Church our purpose is to share Gods love with people who live or love the country, cowboy lifestyle. No walls, no pews. Just bring a chair if you have one, and come as you are! Go to www.rivercrosscowboychurch.org for more information or visit us on Facebook. We meet at 3560 SW CR-334, Trenton, FL 32693. Heart Matters By Angie Land Just a few ways to say Happy New Year! Connie, Family, & Staff Office Closed December 23 27 for Construction and January 1 for New Years to have a spectacular 2014! Gilchrist County Commissioner, District 2 Have you noticed how every single holiday commercial promises that this is the most wonderful time of the year? Now, dont get me wrong, I love the holidays, but rarely does the real world always live up to those promises. What about the years we must face Christmas without a loved one because of death, just too many miles? Any of these can leave us feeling discouraged and wondering how in the world to cope. I think Mary and Joseph knew a little bit about that: So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:4-7 had to be thinking, This is not how it was supposed to be! Those pretty Nativity scenes we set up each year are wonderful decorations, but the real deal was dirty and smelly! Surely Mary didnt have this in mind. Instead of a soft, clean bed, she gave a stable. Instead of her mother and other women tending to her, she was alone with Joseph, who was no doubt as overwhelmed as she was! Instead of a cradle in which to lay her son, she placed him in a feed trough. And do you remember those shepherds who came to see the baby Jesus? If Mary and Joseph had been anywhere else, the shepherds would have totally missed it. Shepherds were not exactly high on the social ladder, but God chose of his Son! Who better to understand the amazing truth that God had just provided the perfect Lamb that away the sins of the world? Could it be that when we feel like there is no room for us someplace, it is because God has made room for us somewhere else? Try this perspective when dealing with holiday plans for your family: if someone cant be there, for whatever reason, look around and see who that makes room for, and if something causes you to miss family celebrations, look around to see where God is making room for you. Celebration is ultimately up to us, and the attitude we choose to take. Our plans may not work out exactly like we hoped, but it could be that God has something extra special in mind this year! Blessings for a Merry Christmas, Angie Pre-K students at Trenton Elementary School got into the holiday spirit last week during their Christmas Party. After each class sang a Christmas song, the students all sang We Wish You A Merry Christmas. After the performance, the students enjoyed milk and cookies. We Wish You A Merry Christmas Riley, Noah and Kristen Jaxson Ellana Shown here are the students that are the top AR readers in their grade level; from left to right are, back row, Dashia Smith-fourth grade and Elijah Studstill-kindergarten, Braley Hines-second grade, and Joel GarciaStudents at Trenton Elementary School enjoyed Movie, Milk and Cookie Time as a reward for reaching their point goals for the second nine weeks through the incentive based AR reading program. In addition, one student per grade level. TES students rewarded for AR reading
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Fishing tournament will benet Tiger football team & Happy New Year from Todd Gray & Family, County Commissioner District 3 Merry Christmas! CERTIFIED FIRM Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing email@example.com DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck December 2013 Characters of the Month who have shown the trait of Self-Control, from left to right, top row, Blu-Bailey Langford, Claira Yates, Emilie Noyes, Jose Trinidad, Gemma Garcia, Fernando Gua dalupe, Addison Cathey, Angelica Hernandez, Quade Rain, Noah Owens, Aleena Huggins, and Carly Gentry, middle row, Ezekiel Tepetlanco, Hailey Barbra, Alex Henry, Adam Colson, Emma VanAuken, Zackary Scott, Haley Bischoff, Jalen Riess, Zoey Pierson, and Daisy Agundis, bottom row, Nevaeh Car roll, Jayonce Hampton, Elijiah Erickson, Leah Lindsey, Jaden Riess, Tibatha Calloway, Giovanni Vasquez, William Keen, and Robert Beach. Not pictured are Mason Bowling, Wyatt Allen, Julianna Brock, and Heidi Calverly. TES students show self control Everyone can display character Recent graduates of the CNA and Home Health Aide program from the College of Central Florida; from left to right, back row, Katelyn Ressler, Heather Joseph, Alexis Mills, Shannon Stephens, Nicki Ander son, Angel Milam and Haven Hospice Administrator and Instructor DeAnna Beverly, front row, Alexis Orengo, Carrie Garrity, Ashiki Wiggins, and Leslie Gunn. Photo courtesy of College of Central Florida. 10 graduate CNA, Home Health Aide program
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 & Gift Shop Happy New Year!!! GET OUT OF JAIL... 9151 NE 80th Avenue Bronson, Florida 32621 24 HOUR SERVICE 352-486-1971 DIXIE LEVY GILCHRIST & SURROUNDING AREA IN-HOUSE-FINANCING AVAIL. 24-7 Fabian Lamenta, LLC EXPERIENCED RELIABLE CONFIDENTIAL FAST Agent ( 352 ) 493-0406 or LOCAL Arrest Report December 17, 2013 Travis Thompson, 29, of Trenton, was arrested in Suwannee County for the Gilchrist County charges of Burglarly of an Unoccupied Conveyance and Larceny Grand Theft 300 less than $5,000.00, $50,000.00 bond. December 18, 2013 Battery Touch or Strike, $2,500.00 bond. December 19, 2013 December 20, 2013 Geraldina Davis Jenkins, 27, of Branford, was arrested by Trooper Gabriel Martin, Florida Highway Patrol, for Hit and Run Leaving the Scene of a Crash involving Property Damage and DUI, $2,500.00 bond. Lee David Burroughs, Jr., State Filed Information to the charges of Burglary of Dwelling and Petit Theft 1st Offense; W/M; 6; 200 lbs; hazel eyes; brown hair. Gregory A Hale, Violation of Probation-DUI; W/M; 6; 200 lbs; green eyes; brown hair. Brian A. McGee, State Filed Information to the charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, Resist Arrest Without Violence, Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, Possession of Paraphernalia for Storage, and Possession of Paraphernalia for Storage; B/M; 5; 160 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair. Charlton Lando Carter, Failure to Appear, for case management to the charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia Use or Possession; W/M; 51; 210 lbs; brown eyes, brown hair. Phillip R. Grant, Violation of Probation of the Offense of I) and Ii) Driving While License Suspended/Revoked; W/M; 5; 180 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair. James Kendall Pauley, Failure to AppearMotion Docket to the Charges of Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams; W/M; 6; 144 lbs; brown eyes, brown hair. If you have information on any individual pictured here please call Crime Stoppers immediately at All calls remain anonymous. You may also visit www.gilchristcrimestoppers.org for more details and a listing of more offenders. DO NOT TRY AND APPREHEND. Gilchrist Most Wanted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with an inmate escape scheme investigation. The suspects, all current and former Department of Corrections inmates, are charged with a combined 37 FDLE arrest 6 in inmate escape scheme individual crimes. Nydeed Nashaddai, 48, Suwannee Correctional Institution, 2 counts Conspiracy to Commit Escape, 2 counts Principal to Escape. Jeffrey Forbes, 30, Florida State Prison, 1 count Escape, Forgery, Uttering a Forgery and Conspiracy to Commit escape. Joseph Jenkins, 34, Union Correctional Institution, Escape, Principle to Escape, 2 counts conspiracy to Commit Escape, 6 counts Forgery, 6 counts Uttering a Forgery. Prison, 1 count Escape. County Jail, 2 counts Principal to Escape, 2 counts Conspiracy to Commit Escape, 4 counts Uttering a Forgery, 1 count Tampering. Terrance Goodman, 37, Panama City, 1 count Harboring a Fugitive, 2 counts Conspiracy to Commit Escape. FDLE investigators believe Nashaddai was the engineer of the scheme, said FDLE Commissioner use it before passing his knowledge onto his fellow inmates. The investigation shows Nashaddai taught and assisted Jenkins and Forbes in their escape attempts and Jenkins subsequent escape in September 2013. Jenkins forged who escaped in October 2013. Former inmate Slater helped on the outside ensuring the forged documents were delivered to the Goodman, a friend of Jenkins, City and rented them a motel room. were serving life sentences for murder from Orange County. Both escaped from Franklin Correctional Institution after the Department of Corrections received fraudulent release documents from the Orange County Clerk of Court. Jenkins escaped on September 27, 2013 and Both inmates were arrested on October 19, 2013 at Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama City Beach.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven BELL ELEMENTARY 12/23-1/6 Christmas Break/NO SCHOOL BELL HIGH 12/23-1/6 Christmas Break/NO SCHOOL 12/26-28 TBA Varsity boys basketball Hitchcock Challenge @Hitchcocks TBA Varsity girls basketball Bronson Holiday Tourney @Bronson TRENTON ELEMENTARY 12/23-1/6 Christmas Break/NO SCHOOL TRENTON MIDDLE/HIGH 12/23-1/6 Christmas Break/NO SCHOOL 12/27 SAT regular registration closes for Jan 25 test www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 463-3939 Thanking and Thank you! "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barb Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida STORE HOURS Monday Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed Come check out our new store layout and merchandise. SHOP LOCAL! Best Drugs 220 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693-0790 Phone (352) 463-2240 Fax (352) 463-1645 WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Mr. A.L. Cox Mr. A.L. Cox, 76 passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Lake City Medical Center, Lake City. Mr. Cox was a resident of the Branford area, a farmer, he enjoyed of Riverside Baptist Church, Mayo. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janie Cox of Branford; three daughters; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the Riverside Baptist Church. Reverend Joe Dunn and Reverend followed in Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery in Mayo. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the church. Please sign the guest Daniels Funeral Homes and Cre matory, Inc. of Branford was in charge of arrangements. _______________ Mrs. Mary Lucy McKinney Mrs. Mary Lucy McKinney, 82, day, Dec. 21, 2013, at UF Health in Gainesville. Simon and Daisy Hodge and spent most of her life there. She was a loving wife, mother, and American Legion Auxiliary Post 149 since 1948. McKinney. Carol Colson, Brenda Harris, Jack dren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Union Baptist Church. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial fol _______________ Mrs. Harriett Ginger Rice Mrs. Harriett Ginger Rice, 65, long time resident of High Springs, passed of Spring Ridge First Church of God and active in the work of the church. She was a registered nurse, retired from Lake City Medical Center. parents, Edgar and Geraldine Pow ers. 47 years, Joe Rice of High Springs; Jarred, Madison, Matthew, Porter, Emma, and Kinley. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m, Sunday, Dec. 15, at Spring Ridge First Church of God. Inter ment followed at the Spring Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Spring Ridge First Church of God. _______________ Mr. Paul Leslie Ridaught Mr. Paul Leslie Ridaught, 53, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at his home in Old Town. Paul spent most of his life in Dixie County. He graduated from the Uni versity of Florida with a degree in Agronomy. He started his agricultur al career as a sales representative for starting his own agricultural spray until his health deteriorated and he tist Church in Old Town. father, Larry Ridaught, and son, Tra vis Ridaught. ry, and niece, Kaylee. A graveside service was held Sat urday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at Old Town Cemetery. Reverend under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home of Cross City. __________ Steven Schiff to Riverwalk Patners LLP, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 47 The Riverwalk of Fanning Spings Phase 1. Ginger Hand FKA Ginger Nesmith to Kevin Kelly, quit claim deed, $10.00, 17-09-15-0123-0000-0010. Deigo Torres and Jeovany Tor res to Maria Torres, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 3 Oak Leaf. Deigo Torres and Jeovany Tor res to Maria Torres, quit claim deed, $10.00, 08-09-14-0000-0002-0030. Teresa A. Dawson to Cody Ann Dawson and Matthew A. Dawson, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 26, 27, 30 and 31 block 14 Suwannee River Subdivision. Dietrich W. Albrecht to Grayling L. Smith and Kathy Jo Smith, simpli Gilchrist County Land Transactions 08-14-0000-0002-0000. Neva D. Bryant, Phillip R. Bryant, and Florida Credit Union to Florida $10.00, 21-8-14. Richard M. Anderson to Mae Bell Maloy, quit claim deed, $10.00, 3506-15-0331-0000-0200. Mae Bell Maloy to Richard M. An derson, quit claim deed, $10.00, 3506-15-0331-0000-0200. William R. Anderson, Jr., to Mae Bell Maloy, quit claim deed, $10.00, 35-06-15-0331-0000-0090. Mae Bell Maloy to William R. An derson, Jr., quit claim deed, $10.00, 35-06-15-0331-0000-0090. Laurice Potts AKA Laurice J. Potts to Billy Saylor and Vicki S. Saylor, warranty deed, $151,000.00, 3606150056000D-0200. Laura Krygier and Paul Krygier to Johnnie E. Potts and Laurice J. Potts, warranty deed, $10.00, 3606150088000D-0070. Johnnie Potts AKA Johnnie E. Potts AKA John Potts to Laurice J. Potts AKA Laurice Potts, warranty deed, $10.00, 360615-0086000D0060/0070/0190. Laurice J. Potts AKA Laurice Potts to Billy Saylor and Vicki S. Saylor, warranty deed, $30,000.00, 3606150086000D-0060/0070/0190. Ella III LLC and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Tiffany Kathleen Rapp, tax deed, $2,779.35, 11-07-150000-0012-0061. David B. Hall, Robin L. Hall, and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to K and W Rental Properties LLC, tax deed $10,201.77, Lot 2 Rock Bluff Springs. John E. Chenault, Robert E. Cry sel, and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Jerry W. Reynolds and Lammy S. Sibert, tax deed, $3,402.73, Lot 315 Unit 1 WAC Campsites. Capital City Bank to Estela Agui ranty deed, $25,000.00, Lot 199 WAS Campsites Unit 1. Patricia M. Gause and Thomas P. Gause to Abby K. Searles and Mattthew A. Searles, warranty deed, $140,000.00, 161015-0041-000V0040. Mary Alyse Knight FKA Mary Frances Wood to James Henry Wood AKA James H. Wood, Sr., quit claim deed, $10.00, 030814-006800000200. Francine Delbol and Wayne Mill er to Lee C. Ferguson, Margaret W. Ferguson, and Ronald J. Ferguson, general warranty deed, $93,000.00, 12-10-16-0095-0000-0110. Bobwhite Productions Inc. to Terra deed, $35,000.00, 040816-000000030011. Wallace R. Cain to Aaron W. Need ham, warranty deed, $24,500.00, 2 and 5 Gilco Subdivision. Joy does a great job with her baby booties. This wall hanging is just the thing to brighten your day on those cold winter days we might have next year. Log Cabin Quilters News Quilters met Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Some of the ladies worked on the quilt in the frame and it is almost were surprised to see all the changes around to see the new items. plants and helped us move furniture around. Thank you Lancaster. Search for Yesterday genealogy on old families in the and not for sale. for porch sitting. Come on out and the Levy County Quilt Museum is 493-2801. Card of Thanks The family of Nellie Trail Dees would like to thank everyone for the to us during the passing of our moth er. ful people from Haven Hospice for the care she received and the support that was given to us, the family. and families _______________ Card of Thanks The family of Clifton Mikell would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, visits, calls, delicious food, encouraging words, and all those that had the opportunity to attend the viewing and funeral for Clifton. Even if we did not get to see or talk with you, we appreciate that you cult time in our lives. Please continue to pray for us that Zelda Mikell, Chris, Grace, and Ira, Amanda, and Emily Mikell _______________ Card of Thanks thoughts, donations, food, prayers, and love given at our time of loss for Library will close early close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 and a.m. to 5 p.m. Happy New Year!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2013 CP 0060 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILSON PACE GILLIAM, Deceased. ________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILSON PACE GILLIAM, deceased, whose date of death was October 10, 2013, File Number 2013 CP 0060, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Post The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against the Decedents estate must THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS Attorney for Personal Representative: Attorney at Law Email: PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE Legal Notices STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION 13000032CAAXMX Plaintiff, PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, _________________________] NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gilchrist County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as: ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED THEREON, WITH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION RP NUMBERS R0505230 AND R0505231, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South doors of ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. TODD NEWTON By (COURT SEAL) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in prior to the proceeding via the Florida ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION 212013CA000013CAAXMX SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, _________________________] NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 12/10/13, and entered in the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST COUNTY, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LOANS SERVICING LP, is Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash County Courthouse, South Doors of the property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4), OF SECTION S, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER, NORTH 88 EAST, 478.86 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 EAST, 454.84 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 WEST, 478.06 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 WEST 454.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A PERPETUAL EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS TO STATE ROAD # 47 OVER THE NORTH 30 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP & SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS-EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTHERLY 30 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 223.12 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER ( SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4) OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO THAT CERTAIN MORTGAGE DATED MARCH 27, 1997 AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 267, PAGE 486, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND RERECORDED OF DECEMBER 1, 1998 IN OFFICIAL BOOK 278, PAGE 659, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ASSIGNED ON AUGUST 1, 2001 IN INSTRUMENT # 20013208, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of Dated at Trenton, GILCHRIST COUNTY, Florida, this 10 day of December, 2013 Todd Newton (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@ circuit8.org ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLOR IDA Plaintiff, MICHAEL CORY MCGOWAN, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Gilchrist County, Florida, will on the 10 the south door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situate in Gilchrist County, Florida: Lot 8, AYERS MEADOWS, a subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 70 of the Public Records of Gilchrist County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis of said Court this 10 day of December, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. 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. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org (COURT SEAL) ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Plaintiff, BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR Defendants ___________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE (Gilchrist County Journal) NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTH DOOR in the Gilchrist property: LOT (CAMPSITE) NO. 32, OF WACASASSA CAMPSITES, UNIT NO. 1, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 37 THROUGH 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 CLASSIC TRAILER VIN NUMBER JACFL20931A AND JACFL20931B. Property Address: 8540 SE 66TH CIR, TRENTON, FL 32693 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS 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. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org WITNESS my hand on 10th day of (COURT SEAL) ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 21-2013-CP-31 IN RE: ESTATE OF SHIRLEY C. WILKERSON, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of deceased, File Number 21-2013-CP-31 by the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is decedents date of death was April 22, that the total value of the estate is and that the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the de cedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the dece dent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in Order Of claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS tice is Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Person Giving Notice: ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 21-2013-CP-58 IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA JOYCE BOWLEN, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BARBARA JOYCE BOWLEN, deceased, whose date of death was September 11, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 2 (TWO) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative: Ronald Eugene Parrish ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF: 1998 FORD F-150 VIN # 1FTZX1726WNB81200 CASE NO: 21-2013-CA-96 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDING TO: JAMES CANNON 7129 NW 32ND PLACE BELL, FL 32619 And all others who claim interest in the following property: 1998 FORD F-150 VIN # 1FTZX 1726WNB81200 SHERIFF OF GILCHRIST COUNTY seized the described property on October 8, 2013 at or near TRENTON, Gilchrist County, Florida. On October 8, 2013, SHERIFF OF plaint for Forfeiture with the Gilchrist County Clerk of Circuit Court, PO Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. with the Clerk of Court why the described property should not be forfeited to the use of the SHERIFF OF GILCHRIST COUNTY upon producing due proof that same was used in violation of Florida Laws dealing with contraband and other criminal offences, all pursuant to Section 932-702-704, Florida Statutes(2012). the answer on Attorney Lindsey Lander at 3560 SW CR 334, Trenton, FL 32693. nation during regular business hours. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and cor rect copy of the foregoing NOTICE OF FORFETURE PROCEEDING has been furnished to the above named addresses requested, this 18th day of December, 2013. /s/Lindsey Lander FBN 144339 Attorney for Gilchrist County Sheriffs Published December 26, 2013, January 2, ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 21-2013-CP-000056CPAXMX Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF HARLYN A. PFAFFENBERGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and others persons having claims or de 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 PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative: Doris Mashburn Published December 26, 2013, January 2, ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 21-2013-CP-55 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY E. JONES ALSO KNOWN AS MARY ELLEN JONES, AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of deceased, File Number 21-2013-CP-55 by the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is was that the total value of the estate is that the sole asset of the estate consisted of the Decedents interest in her Constitutional Homestead Property, and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Tallahassee, FL 32311 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the de cedent and persons having claims or de mands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order Of claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS tice is December 26 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Person Giving Notice: Pub: December 26, 2013, January 2, ______________ Advertise in the Gilchrist County Journal today! 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Page Ten THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Smith Sales & Service Heat & Air Plumbing & Electric We appreciate your business. Hamp, Cecil, Jo and Family Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were $2-3 higher on average with some cattle reaching $6-8 high er on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The high price slaughter bull sold at $114.00 and the high price slaughter cow sold at $100.50. Yearlings were just as strong with some reaching $6-8 higher than last week. The high price yearling sold at $275.00. Replace ment cattle are selling well with the high price bull at $106.00 and the high price cow at $162.50. If you plan on bringing some cattle to our slaughter sale, we expect them to be just as strong. Thanks for another great year! Merry Christmas! Dont forget our Slaughter Cattle ONLY Sale on December 30, 2013. Be in the know! The new Animal ID rule is coming into effect in early 2014. Contact Tallahassee to get your Premise ID and your free tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call (850) 410-0900 for more information. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 125.00, 235.00, (173.89) 200-249, 125.00, 245.00, (178.41) 250-299, 155.00, 240.00, (208.75) 300-349, 140.00, 215.00, (180.50) Trenton FFA members compete at sub-district contest Trenton Middle-High School FFA members who participated in the sub-district contest last week. Lauren Roberts won the Prepared Public Speaking contest. She will go on to compete at the district contest in January. Matthew George, shown at left, was chosen 2013-14 Sub-District Chairman. Matthew is shown with Cale McCall, a Dixie FFA member who is the Sub-District Co-Chair. At the FFA sub-district contest last week Lauren Robers, a Trenton Middle go on to compete at the district contest in January. Trenton Middle School placed second in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Team members were Emily Horlocker, Carson Jones, Justus Jones, Makenzie Smith, Adam Smith, Tyler Herrington and Lauren Roberts. The schools Parliamentary Procedure Team also polaced second at the sub district contest. Team members were Justus Jones, Carson Jones, Josh Green, Makenzie Smith, Rachel Johnson and Adam Smith. Trenton Middle FFA member Emily Horlocker won second place in the Creed contest. Trenton High School FFA member Matthew George was chose 2013-14 Sub-District Chairman. Austin Polk placed second in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest. Erin Jones took third place in Safe Tractor Operations and Maintenance. Erin also competed in the Prepared Public Speaking Contest. Trenton High School FFA placed second in the Parliamentary Procedure Contest. Team members were Austin Polk, Madi Redd, Matthew George, Brooks Parrish, Dakota Horlocker, and Ashley Biddle. Congratulations Trenton FFA members! North Florida Livestock Report 350-399, 132.50, 207.50, (171.74) 400-449, 126.00, 184.00, (154.00) 450-499, 132.00, 180.00, (163.00) 500-549, 146.00, 172.00, (155.33) 550-599, 139.00, 170.00, (156.50) 600-649, 136.00, 158.00, (145.00) HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 145.00, 225.00, (185.46) 200-249, 130.00, 275.00, (175.71) 250-299, 135.00, 185.00, (164.55) 300-349, 125.00, 180.00, (158.64) 350-399, 132.00, 170.00, (152.21) 400-449, 138.00, 197.50, (152.06) 450-499, 144.00, 164.00, (152.40) 500-549, 146.00, 148.00, (147.00) 550-599, 149.00, 153.00, (151.00) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 71.00, 162.50, (101.69) 800-1000, 67.50, 147.50, (87.27) 1000-1200, 73.50, 120.00, (88.80) 1200-1400, 83.00, 101.00, (90.80) 1400-UP, 88.00, 100.00, (92.38) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000, NO DATA 1000-1200, 90.50, 100.00, (93.84) 1200-1400,101.00, 104.50, (102.65) 1400-1600, 99.50, 109.00, (104.25) 1600-UP, 97.50, 114.00, (107.50) PAIRS: AVG: (1150.00) TOTAL: 374 On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, Suwannee River AmVets Post #422 made its annual donation to local charities at their location in Fanning Springs. The post is located at the site of the old Homestead Restaurant in Fanning Springs. Members of the Post provided donations to veterans and local organizations. Commander Owens, Judge Advocate Lee Layne, and President of the Sons of Amvets Dick Jarvis represented the Post Fisher House, represented by Rick and Patti Fabiani and located at the Malcolm Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville, received a $4,000.00 Suwannee River AmVets Post #422 donates to local charities check from AMVETS Post #422; Florida, represented by DeAnna Beverly, received $2,000.00; the City of Fanning Springs Fire Department, represented by Mayor Cheryl Nikola, received $1,000.00; A Vets Last Wish, represented by Joe Elko, received $500.00; and the Education Foundations of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties, represented by Lee Layne, received $500.00 each for their Scholarship Programs. Over the past eighteen months, Suwannee River AMVETS Post #422 has donated over $23,000 to our veterans and local organizations. Submitted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities designed to give them a competitive business edge. U.S. agriculture is connected to one in 12 American jobs, and valueadded products from homegrown sources are one important way that agriculture generates economic growth, Vilsack said. Supporting producers and businesses to create value-added products strengthens rural economies, helps fuel innovation, and strengthens marketing opportunities for producers, especially at the local and regional level. The funding is being made available through the Value-Added Producer Grant program. Grants are available to help agricultural producers create new products, expand marketing opportunities, support further processing of existing products or goods, or to develop specialty and niche products. They may be used for working capital and planning activities. The maximum working capital grant is $200,000; the maximum planning grant is $75,000. Eligible applicants include independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and agricultural producer groups. Funding priority is given to socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers or ranchers, and to smallto medium-size family farms, or farmer/rancher cooperatives. The Value-Added Producer Grant program is one of many USDA programs that support the development of strong local and regional food systems as part of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative. Launched in 2009, the initiative strengthens ties between agricultural producers and their local communities, helping meet growing consumer demand and creating opportunities for small business development. Initiatives like this create new income opportunities for farmers, generate wealth that will stay in rural communities, and increase access to healthy, local foods in underserved communities. All of these actions boost local economies. Todays announcement comes as more than 1,400 communities nationwide gear up to support Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to Grants extend production season and income opportunities for Americas farmers championing small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. This years Small Business Saturday was Nov. 30. Rural Development is encouraging applications from Tribal organizations as well as applications that support regional food hubs. Applications supporting value-added activities related to bio-based products are also encouraged. Since 2009, the Obama Administration has provided agricultural producers with almost $80 million in Value Added Producer Grant assistance that has supported more than 600 innovative, valueadded projects. In Fiscal year 2012, for example, the Mississippi Delta Southern Rural Black Women in Agriculture Association received a $44,000 working capital grant to provide a variety of services in the Delta region. The cooperative delivered ovenbakeable sweet potato fries to local Head Start programs and schools; cut, washed and bagged greens for local restaurants; and delivered sustainably grown and heirloom sweet potatoes to local and specialty grocers regionally and nationwide. The sweet potatoes are processed at the vegetable facility at Alcorn State University, in Lorman, Miss. The project is supplying emerging markets with locally grown produce to enhance production, marketing and distribution infrastructure among women and minority landowners in persistently poor rural communities. Additional examples of how VAPGs assist local and regional food producers are available on the USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass, which is searchable by zip code and key word. Grant applications are due by Feruary 24, 2014. More information about how to apply is available on page 70260 of the November 25 Federal Register, or by contacting any USDA Rural Development state Secretary Vilsack said that todays announcement is another reminder of the importance of USDA programs such as the Value-Added Producer Grant program for rural America. A comprehensive new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would further expand the rural economy, Vilsack added, saying thats just one reason why Congress must get a comprehensive Bill done as soon as possible. President Obamas plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the Presidents leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way, strengthening Americas economy, small towns and rural communities. USDAs investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values 2014 Florida Agriculture Youth Coloring competition begins The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages students in kindergarten the annual Florida Agriculture Youth Coloring Competition, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc., and the Florida State Fair. This years coloring page features students showcasing their agricultural projects at the Florida State Fair and emphasizes the importance of agricultural education in our schools and communities. The coloring page comes from the 2014 Agriculture Literacy Day book entitled Florida Farms at School and promotes student involvement in the industry. The coloring contest is divided into three categories; kindergarten An overall winner will be selected in each category and will receive a family pack of tickets to the Florida State Fair. All three category winners, along with other participants coloring pages, will be on display in the Youth Art Center at the State Fair. To print the coloring page and requirements and guidelines, please visit www.faitc.org Selected pages will be displayed at the 2014 Florida State Fair. The deadline for entry is January 24, 2014. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com Gilchrist County Journal Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 FAX (352) 463-7393 Advertising Printing Fax Service Signs Vinyl Letters