Gilchrist County journal

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Gilchrist County journal
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Thetis F. Fisher
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 33 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, January 2, 2014 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 January 2, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. By Carrie A. Mizell December has been a roller coaster of emotions for Trenton High School junior Lane Langford. On Friday, Dec. 6, the offensive guard and linebacker on the Tiger football team traveled to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando and returned to Gilchrist County a state champion. Two days before Christmas, Langfords life was forever changed in a tragic, single vehicle accident that occurred in Dixie County. Langford, 17, was a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Briana Leverette, 17, of Trenton. The two were traveling north on County Road 349, or the Suwannee Road as it is commonly known, just 15 miles south of Old Town, when Leverette lost control of the vehicle. The pickup truck traveled onto the east grass shoulder of the road, before Leverette overcorrected, causing the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise, as it traveled across both paved lanes of County Road 349. According to Trooper W.H. Sheheane of the Florida Highway Patrol, the pickup truck then traveled onto the west grass shoulder and overturned. Seatbelts were not in use at the time of the accident. Langford was ejected from the pickup truck. He sustained Trenton student paralyzed in Dec. 23 wreck Lane Langford critical injuries in the accident and was transported to Shands at the University of Florida. On Monday, Trenton Middle High School Principal Cheri Langford said that Langford has a great outlook and is determined that he will walk again. Leverette sustained no physical injuries in the accident. She was charged with Careless Driving and Seatbelt violation. A fund has been set up at Capital City Bank to help the Langford family with medical expenses. A Trenton woman was killed Christmas Eve when she was involved in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of CR 341 and SR 26 near Lancaster Correctional. Rolling Oaks resident dies in Christmas Eve wreck Trooper Hoover of the Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at 6:12 p.m. as a pickup truck turned into the front left side of a passenger car. Connie Hootman, 67, of Trenton was driving a 1996 Ford Mustang east bound on SR 26 when a pickup truck, driven by Justin Gore, 30, east bound lane of travel. Gore was traveling alone in a 2012 Dodge truck when he proceeded to turn left onto CR 341. Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to this accident and transported Hootman to a Gainesville hospital. Hootman was reported to have died while en-route to the hospital. Charges in this accident are investigation. Hootman was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt. $15,000 reward oered in Junior Kelly homicide By Carrie A. Mizell Do you have information regarding the murder of Gilchrist County native Junior Kelly? A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the crime. Sheriff Bobby Schultz can be reached at (352) 275-4748. Lt. Jeff Manning, lead case investigator, is at (352) 672-5472. The toll free tip line is also a viable option, call 1888-717-9060, or simply call the at 463-3410. Sheriff Schultz made it clear at the candlelight vigil on December 28, that the Gilchrist County the case and will continue to do so until justice is served. An estimated crowd of 100 people gathered at the Bell Park, where Junior Kelly ate lunch most days, to remember his life. Organized by the Gilchrist with members of Kellys family and his friends, the vigil was held of Kellys death. The 78-year-old farmer was brutally murdered, in his home, on November 19, 2008. After his death, Mildred Culpepper, who was Kellys best friend for over 40 years and also the person to discover his body said, I lost the most wonderful person in my life on November 19, 2008. He was always there when I needed him and he was a strong person in his beliefs. He made me stronger and gave me strength. I wonder if the person or persons who did such a horrible thing ever think of the brutal horrible things they did to him, Culpepper continued. I cannot imagine how they live with their conscience. Kelly was found dead inside his home on County Road 341 in what then-Sheriff David Turner called, An apparent home invasion that took place in the middle of the night. burglaries between June 5, 2007 and November 19, 2008, Kelly feared for his own safety. At no time was his fear more evident than in a Letter to the Editor printed in the July 24, 2008 issue of the Gilchrist County Journal when Kelly stated a number of items that had been stolen from his home. Although the loss of money and stolen items is troubling, the real and most damaging loss is my peace of mind, Kelly stated in the letter. At 78, I should not have to deal with waking up at night, lying in my bed, and listening for an intruder. Kellys foreboding words, which included the following statement, The boldness of the criminals heightens my concern, were meant to serve as a warning to the Gilchrist must be taken to protect not only himself, but all citizens of Gilchrist County. his death, Sheriff Schultz encouraged the crowd who gathered on Saturday to keep the death of Kelly on the front of everyones mind. David Halter, preacher at Bethel Church of Christ, spoke during the vigil of his friend JK. Halter quoted Luke 10:25 and spoke of the parable of the good samaritan. JK was our friend, our neighbor and our brother in Christ, Halter said. He loved his neighbors. Samantha Culpepper, a friend of Junior Kellys, also spoke up saying, This community has an open wound that needs to be healed. We have a responsibility to our neighbor. Culpepper said she felt as if she had lost her own grandmother, Mildred Culpepper on the day she learned that Junior Kelly had been killed. It was a day that changed all their lives. He did not know what it was like to have security in his own home, Culpepper recalled. It is heartwrenching to us that the killer is going free. The family asked that anyone with any information, no matter how small Randall Roberts recalled his neighbor, Junior Kelly pulling up in his front yard before church almost every Sunday to visit. I miss those talks, Roberts said. I knew him as a free-hearted person, who would give anyone help. To whoever is responsible for the murder of Junior Kelly, Roberts said there is a time coming when they will pay for their actions. Sheriff Schultz echoed the words of Junior Kellys family members and friends, saying Some in this community have stood silent for too long. You need to stand up and be counted. New investigators are now working the homicide case, Sheriff Schultz said on Saturday. years is a long-time, we now have the advantage of advanced technology. Schultz asked that anyone with information come forward and tell investigators, even if they its important that they come back new team of investigators who are actively working the case. Somebody knows something about this case, Schultz said. Do you have the courage to come forward? Remember there is now a $15,000 reward being offered and Junior Kelly Samantha Culpepper asked the audience attending the candlelight vigil, Saturday night in Bell, to come together and provide information to help solve the homicide of her papa, Jr. Kelly. David Halter, preacher at Bethel Church of Christ, spoke about his friend, Junior Kelly. Seated on the podium, from left, Samantha Culpepper, Duke Lang, Mildred Culpepper, Randall Roberts and Shanna Burke. Local elementary school health tech arrested for drugs By Carrie A. Mizell A health support tech who is employed by the Gilchrist County Health Department, and works in Trenton and Bell elementary schools, was arrested on Dec. 21. Jessica Leighann Wester, 23, of Trenton, and Jack Martin Singletary, customers outside of Walgreens on Newberry Road in Gainesville to buy ephedrine for them. When Alachua County deputies arrived they found meth paraphernalia in Wester and Singletarys parked vehicle. Wester was arrested and charged with a second degree felony, DrugsDeliver Distribute Listed Chemical misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. At the time of her arrest, Wester told Alachua County deputies that she was homeless. Deputies searched the pairs vehicle and found multiple needles, syringes and other equipment that would be used to manufacture meth. Ephedrine pills and an empty Sudafed box were also found, along with a knife with a six-inch blade, shotgun shells, and The two told deputies that they went to Walgreens to solicit money for Christmas gifts. Wester later admitted to deputies that she purchases ephedrine for Singletary, a convicted felon, after he had reportedly purchased his legal limit. Both were transported to the Alachua County Jail. Wester was released after posting a $5,000 bond. At press time, Singletary remained in jail on a $14,000 bond. According to Ronda Parrish, assistant superintendent for Gilchrist County Schools, health techs are employees of the Gilchrist County Health Department, not the Gilchrist County School District. Gilchrist County Health Department could not say if Wester would be returning to her job at Trenton Elementary School next week, or if she would remain on leave after the Christmas break.

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Page Two THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 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 Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Core Exercise and Yoga with Felice Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Zumba Gold with Sarah Beth. Mondays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Crocheting. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tai Chi. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cards. Other Activities Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., to WalMart at 9:50 a.m. and the last Friday because thats when we cel ebrate birthdays. Call the senior center at (352) 4631895 to learn more. 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. Adventure Race Saturday, April 12, 2014. This Pedal-Paddle-Run event will begin at the historic railroad depot mile bicycle pedal over the scenic Nature Coast trail and country roads with bike paths to Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. canoe paddle will take place on the historic Suwannee River, a true Driving Course The Gilchrist County Emergency 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 able to understand the material and course. Students that wish to obtain a two obtain one by passing a written test 30 students that register and the class your seat contact the Gilchrist County David Peaton at (386) 935-5400, toll Spring Ridge Pancake be Saturday There will be an AARP Driving Course at the Old Town United Methodist Church, 25633 SE Hwy a.m. to 3:30 p.m. driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge maintaining independence. There are no tests. Please bring a sack lunch. and over. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Please call Lynda at (352) 333-3036. The Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 2014 Tri-County Land Judging The event will be located at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex, located on Highway 129 There will be local FFA Land and Dixie Counties, as well as teams Land Judging Contest on Chamber Banquet is January 16 The Gilchrist County Chamber Membership Banquet on January 16, 2014 at the Trenton Elementary at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Call Kim Corbin at the Gilchrist 38th Annual Camellia Show Gainesville Camellia Societys 38th Annual Camellia Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5, at Kanapaha Botanical 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more visit www.americancamellias.org and click on the Gainesville Camellia Society web page. American Legion Post 91 salutes New Year. Our normal membership meetings are held on the third at 4200 South US Hwy 129 Bell, and we encourage all veterans to join us. We have a dinner, cooked by membership meeting starting at 1830 hours (6:30 p.m.). normal bingo games through the Christmas holidays, which will with our bingo games being held the Legion Hall. There is the lucky and the progressive coverall, with a the evening. American Legion Post 91 has a Ladys Auxiliary Chapter, as well as, an American Legion Riders Chapter community. We, at Post 91, would like to have all our area Vets join us. The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Old Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at SR. 349 and CR 55A. There will be Big Cypress Bluegrass when the music stops! Admission is The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to welcome in the New Year at their next monthly (Gilchrist County Fire Station 3). until at least 10:00 a.m. All residents and surrounding communities are invited to attend. Blueberry, nut, and plain pancakes will be served, along with sausages, Gilchrist County Fire Station 3 is located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), near the Spring month! Tide Tables For The Week of 1/2 to 1/8 for the mouth of the Suwannee River CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS We wish to thank all of those who made our first annual Christmas Under the Stars celebration at the Fort Fanning Historical Park a success, December 7, 2013. Special thanks to the Fire Rescue of Fanning Springs, for all the help with the decorations, Gina Cowsert, for furnishing the wonderful holiday music, the City of Fanning Springs, for their support, and Mike Boyer and the Marine Patrol for their assistance with the boat show. Thanks to all the people that came out to join the celebration. We plan to make our second annual celebration bigger and better. With appreciation, Cheryl Nekola, Mayor City of Fanning Springs Iris Blooms Upscale Resale NOW OPEN AE Hollister XOXO Ann Taylor Limited BCBG Abercrombie Guess 12 pm 7 pm Mon. Sat. Dresses Pants Shoes Purses Mens Jeans Size 6 in kids and up Located at 60 NE Railroad Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643 386-266-6462 B rand names around the corner. Time's running out to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Best wishes from Judge Sheree H. Lancaster Family and Staff Burger Spot Wishing you a Happy New Year. We appreciate your business! Looking forward to serving you in 2014. Emergency Management CPR class American Legion Post 91 News Free evening Saturday Branch location is now accept Florida Electric Cooperative. The service is available to cus tomers and non-customers dur ing normal banking hours. Pay ments are accepted in the lobby and drive-thru locations and will be applied immediately. in which to make a payment, says Mike Campbell, CFEC Manager. utility payment. a member FDIC. Bird Walk Four Rivers Audubon will sponsor its monthly walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Jan. 4. Meet at the pole barn at 8 a.m., loaner binoculars or Sylvia Dunnam at (386) 3623256. Trenton Senior Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 Lafayette State Banks Bell branch is now accepting CFEC payments Trenton Rotary Club to host 2014 Adventure Race wooded trail and country roads. The event will end with an outdoor Those who want to race will have to participate in all three events. Recreational participants can choose to enter any category or all three. Save the date now and keep watching and registration as the event gets closer.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three Socials TAX SAVINGS NOTICE FROM Damon C. Leggett Property Appraiser Gilchrist County 112 South Main Street, Room 138 TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions Ends March 1st -IMPORTANTA Homestead Exemption Granted For 2013 Will Automatically Be Renewed For 2014 It is no longer necessary to sign and return a renewal card for Homestead Exemption. If filing for the first time, you must come to the Property Appraiser's Office. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by MARCH 1, 2014 to be eligible for this $25,000 exemption. In order to qualify for this exemption you must: 1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2014. 2. Reside on the property as of January, 1, 2014. 3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2014. You must then appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office. PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the property on which you are claiming homestead exemption: Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a U.S. citizen, bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If filing on a mobile home you need to bring title(s) or registration(s) to mobile home. ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR PERSONS 65 AND OLDER For 2014, Gilchrist County residents 65 and older who meet an income limitation may be eligible for an additional $25,000 homestead exemption on property which they have the legal and equitable title to and maintain thereon their permanent residence. For 2013, the income limitation was $27,590. In order to be considered, a sworn statement of adjusted gross income of household must be filed with the property appraisers office during the filing period of January 1 March 1. $500 WIDOWS / WIDOWERS EXEMPTION Any widow/widower who is a permanent Florida resident may claim this exemption. If the widow/widower remarries, she/he is no longer eligible and if the husband and wife were divorced before his/her death, the woman is not considered a widow, nor the man a widower. If filing for the first time, please present a Death Certificate or other proof of your widow/widower status. DISABLED VETERAN'S EXEMPTION Any ex-service member who is a permanent resident of Florida and is disabled at least 10% in war or by service-connected misfortune is entitled to a $5,000 exemption. If filing for the first time, please present a certificate from the United States Government. Under certain circumstances the benefit of this exemption can carry over to the veterans spouse in the event of the veterans death. Consult your appraiser for details. AGRICULTURAL (GREENBELT) FILINGS All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who desire agricultural classifications for tax purposes on their property must file an agricultural application with the Appraiser between January 1 and March 1. Agricultural classifications are automatically renewed. NON-VETERAN DISABILITY EXEMPTION ($500.00) Every Florida resident who is totally and permanently disabled qualifies for the $500 exemption. If filing for the first time, present at least one of the following as proof of your disability: A certificate from a licensed Florida physician or a certificate from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or documentation from the Social Security Administration. Quadriplegics should contact the Appraiser's Office for special benefit information. If blind or confined to a wheelchair, there is an income limitation per year, including Social Security, contact the Appraiser's Office for determination of other special benefits. Disability forms are available at the Appraiser's Office. TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed no later than April 1st. Failure to file a return will result in a penalty and an assessment will be made as provided by Florida Law. Tangible Personal Property includes property such as business furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, household goods, and personal effects. (Florida residents are exempt from the tax on household goods and personal effects in their homestead.) The deadline for charitable and qualified non-profit organizations eligible as such exemption is March 1st. All others must file by April 1st. PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS AGE 65 AND OLDER WITH COMBAT RELATED DISABILITY Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE -A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES Information will be required from all persons applying for exemptions to determine their residency status. If Husband or Wife is filing for one or both, residency documentation will be required for both. We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way. Our office is located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Damon C. Leggett Property Appraiser -Gilchrist County 112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208 Additional Homestead Exemption How does the "double homestead" work? The existing homestead exemption typically reduces the assessed value of a property used as a primary residence by a Florida resident by $25,000. This would provide an additional homestead exemption up to $25,000, on the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. For example, if your assessment is $65,000, the first $25,000 and that portion above $50,000 ($15,000) would be exempt, making your taxable value $25,000 (65,000-25,000-15,000). Prior to new law, the taxable value would have been $40,000 (65,000-25,000). This additional homestead exemption does NOT reduce the assessed value upon which school taxes are based. Also, it does not reduce or otherwise affect the "Save Our Homes" deduction or any other exemp tions. It is not necessary to file for this additional exemption if you have the Homestead Exemption already. & Gift Shop Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson Well, the tree is down and mommas Christmas plates are safely packed away once again. It seems we women of the family work for weeks leading up to Christmas to make the day really special. We plan our Christmas menu trying not to leave out a single dish that is a family favorite. We select the perfect tree, hang the lights, bake and bake, shop and shop. Truthfully we run ourselves ragged. On top of that most of us struggle to keep the birth of Christ front and center, which of course is hard to do with all the commercial stuff crowding in. The day after Christmas many people travel to the nearest mall and shop some more, not me buddy. I sent John off to work and fell out on the couch to enjoy a day of recovery, while munching on some divine leftovers. But, now that its all over, its time to give our sweet tooth a rest and move onto some regular food. I dont know about you, but Im about ready to get back to eating some regular food. This weeks recipe is for meatloaf, which is considered about as regular as you can get. a meatloaf which had bacon as one of the ingredients. Guess what, this is the best meatloaf that I have ever made. Im giving the credit to the bacon. Can you truly ever go wrong adding bacon? My three favorite ingredients are butter, bacon, and whipping cream. No wonder Im a little on the hefty side. I dont use as much butter as Paula Deen, but I do believe a sliver of butter added here and there surely enhances most dishes. in a meatloaf is good meat. Buy the best meat you can afford, such as ground round. Also let the meat sit on the counter until it comes to room temperature. Cold meat and a hot oven will make the meatloaf tough. In fact, I try hard to let any meat become room temperature before it is cooked. This simple to make sauce for the meatloaf makes the dish, please dont skip that step. Southern Style Meatloaf 2 pounds ground round or hamburger 8 slices of thick bacon 2 eggs, beaten with fork 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, optional 1/2 cup milk 3 slices bread 1 scant teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (I used Toney Chacheres Creole Seasoning) black pepper to taste 1 clove minced garlic Cook bacon until it is about half done. Remove from heat and drain. Chop up 4 slices of bacon and set other slices aside. In a small bowl pour milk over bread and give it a few minutes to soak up all the milk. You may have to move the bread around in the milk a few times. Then break the bread up a little and set aside. Put the meat in a large bowl, add the chopped up bacon, and milk soaked bread. Next add the beaten eggs, onion, bell pepper, salt, seasoning salt, black pepper (fresh ground if you have it), and garlic. Mix the meatloaf together using your hands. Work the meat and ingredients together until all the chunks of bread disappear. Place the meat loaf in a 9x13 pan. Pat and shape the meatloaf until it is between 1 to 1 inch thick. Place the 4 strips of lightly cooked bacon over the top of loaf. Meatloaf Sauce 1 cup ketchup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 heaping tablespoon regular mustard (I just used Frenchs from the refrigerator) 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon bacon drippings aka bacon grease Whisk this together well and pour over the top of the meat loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to one hour. Our family enjoys meatloaf served with steamed broccoli, macaroni and cheese, and whipping cream biscuits. Yummy! Gregg and Debbi Hodge were mar ried January 5, 1974, at the brides home, in Newberry. Together they have three daughters and four grandsons. Gregg is retired from the Florida Highway Patrol and is currently a Reserve Bailiff for Debbi is a Radiology Technician at Dixie County Health Department The couple will celebrate their 40th anniversary this weekend with their family. Gregg and Debbi Hodge will celebrate 40 years of marriage Gregg and Debbi Hodge will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Janu ary 5, 2013. Timothy Terrence Sparks, 51, and Samantha Renee Wheeler, 28, both of Trenton, were married on Decem ber 22, 2013, by Nellie Bostwick, no tary public. Cleta Carlton Jones, 76, and Linda Suzanne Corbett, 66, both of Archer, were married on December 20, 2013, by Andy Cook, pastor. Joshua Lee Akins, 27, and Veronica Lynn Rhodes, 27, both of Bell, were married on December 23, 2013, by Verna Mae Wilson, notary public. Anthony Todd Arnott, 37, of Ash land, and Shely Patricio Morillo, 35, of Gainesville, were married on De cember 26, 2013, by Verna Mae Wil son, notary public. James Ray Southard, 29, and Kris tin Nicole Keen, 30, both of New berry. Marriage applications Marriages Happy Birthday wishes to Laura Rogers, Dereck Sanders, Joyce Goss, Terrie Brooks Deen, David Oz ment, Robert Lee, William Boyles, and Katherine V. Ripley on January 2nd; Joe Barron, Jeannine McIntyre, Jake Hackett, Violet Kincaid, Ashley Cook Hines, and Granny Davis on January 3rd; Minnie Stalvey, Jade Streit, Jason Jones, John Clark, Dan Talley, and Leila Austin on January 4th; Kelvin G. Brown, Jr., Sandra Davis, Dorothy Beck, Jered Barron, and Barbara Bullington on January 6th; Kay Corbin, Maxine Parrish, and John Brooks Colson, on January 7th; Tina Langford, Terry Parrish, Shari Parnell, Gennie Langford, Merry Hewett, Stephanie Chickering, and Michelle Lullo, on January 8th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. John Ehrhart, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nguyen, on January 5th; Herbert and Gertie Gay on Janu ary 6th; Michael and Lisa Graham, on January 7th. Johnny Clayton Hockaday, 39, Debra Nichol Shamblin, 30, both of Trenton. Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell Focus. Thats what Im striving for in 2014, the ability to focus solely on whats important and let everything else, all that stuff that weighs me down, go. I initiated change on Christmas Day, when my children, Allie Claire and just two presents each under our tree. I know, I know, some of you are aghast at the thought, and right this minute contemplating a love offering for the poor Mizell children. Save that dollar and hear me out, last year Christmas was a hullabaloo and we were covered up with more This year, momma got smart and talked to Santa in advance. We decid ed one toy, one book, and a stocking was the way to go. In addition to their gifts, my chil dren, who are ages 5 and 2, received a new family fun gift. You see, Adam and I stay so busy running all over the state, we thought the best gift we could give Allie Claire and Whitt would be time spent together making memories. Therefore, they opened ski bibs and a snowman kit on Christmas morn ing. Our family gift was an overnight trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where we had the best time watching our kids play in the faux snow. I hope in years come, our new tra dition of a family fun gift will be the most highly anticipated gift under our tree. after retuning from our family trip late last week, I started looking back through our old newspapers chroni cling 2013. There were many stories of success, from Mrs. Iris Roberts celebrating her 100th birthday to the Trenton Tigers bringing home not one, but two state championship titles. The Journal also featured stories Joyce Burrows murder. Praise the Lord, the Gilchrist County Sheriffs case. Life in a small community is not free of drama, there were a handful of a civil lawsuit that has somehow spanned the duration. Its true, we move at a little slower pace around here, but its never boring. When there is reason to celebrate, this community steps up and cheers loudly, we dress in school colors and shout so loudly that we can hardly speak the next day. And when tragedy strikes, we step up to help those who are hurting. Be food and above all else, prayer. We pray for each other and with each other, come what may. I have no doubt the same will be the case in 2014. The stories may change, but the strong character of many in this community will not. The New Year will bring change to the Gilchrist County Journal as well. For starters you will see more and more of me in the coming months, as my husband Adam and I search for a home here. I am thrilled that Adam and I have caravan down in my hometown of Trenton. Gilchrist County has loved me for 31 years, and it is my hope that this community will also embrace my children as well. My daughter, Allie Claire is delighted that she will be starting kindergarten at Trenton El ementary School in the fall alongside her cousin, Gus. I hold tight to Jeremiah 29:11 in all circumstances: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. At left: Allie Claire loved riding the snow tube on Dec. 26 at Stone Mountain Park. She asked us if it was real snow or just a good icee.

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 Church News Congrats Lady Bulldogs! (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 Come enjoy a relaxing night of Southern Gospel Music featuring the FRIENDS SINGERS from Friendship International at Priscilla Baptist Church 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Monday Night, Jan. 20, 7:00 pm This ensemble includes singers from Romania and the United States! DONT MISS THE BLESSING!! For more information (352) 463-1562 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 Ready or not, 2014 are still enjoying their ...I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me...but one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. best days, and the rest immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did for me. Pantry will be in Bell at the Club house behind City Hall on January Spring Ridge Church of God Youth Pantry F.A.I.T.H.H. Van to visit Bell Jan. 16 orientation session, January 22, Reindeer were everywhere at Kathys All Things Preschool last week! Pictured here, from left to right, on the back row is Zackary S., Chayse W., A.J. C., Kallie C., Bella S., and on the front row is Maggie S., Jayce M., and Case J. Shelbie Hutto, Ashton Mathews, Reindeer spotted in Bell! Florida Museum of Natural History to hold volunteer orientation Kim A. Murray and David H. Mur ray to Harvey L. Nall and Iva P. Nall, general warranty deed, $25,000.00, 350615-03310000-0050. Elizabeth Anne Sanders and Rob ert L. Sanders to Betty Jean Shep herd and Nathan Shepherd, general warranty deed, $27,000.00, 31081500000005-0010. Melissa Vaglio and Andrew Jay Morgan to Charles Ray Highlander, Jr., and Linda Sapp Highlander, gen eral warranty deed, $250,000.00, 2408-16-0000-0003-0040. Jean C. Akins Revocable Trust and Cassandra L. Akins Trustee to Cas sandra L. Akins, Glenda Akins Co peland, and Ann. A. Goff, warranty deed, $10.00, 211015-000000030000. Napolean Development and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County, escheatment tax deed, $1,281.21, 14-10-16-0554-00120060. Encompass International LLC and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gil christ County, escheatment tax deed, $782.63, 27-09-16-0000-0005-0006. Louise M. Frassrand, Louise M. Frassrand Trustee, Mark A. Frassand, Jr., Marital Trust, Robert A. Sprentall Trustee, and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County, escheat ment tax deed, $733.12, 27-09160000-0005-0014. John C. Swearingen, Shelley Swearingen, and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County, escheat ment tax deed, $828.35, 15-10-160563-0000-0107. John C. Swearingen, Shelley Swearingen, and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County, escheat ment tax deed, $830.81, 15-10-160563-0000-0108. Frederick Carollo and Todd New ton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist Coun ty, escheatment tax deed, $1,040.91, 14-10-16-0554-0012-0120. Encompass International LLC and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gil christ County, escheatment tax deed, $802.83, 27-09-16-0002-0005-0007. Imran Rehman and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County, escheatment tax deed, $878.27, 1810-14-0026-0013-0210. Aaron Bachle and Amie Bachle to Aaron Bachle and Amie Bachle, quit claim deed, $118,100.00, 10-10-14. Jack D. Cason AKA Jack Cason and Tessie R. Cason AKA Tessie Ca son to Jack D. Cason Trustee, Tes sie R. Cason Trustee, Jack D. Cason Revocable Trust, and Tessie R. Ca son Revocable Trust, warranty deed, $10.00, 30-09-14-0000-0003-0000. Rebecca Parker Ruediger to Mar cy D. Young and Ryan A. Young, warranty deed, $15,000.00, 070919000003-0010. Mary R. Goodrich and Merle J. Goodrich to Merle J. Goodrich Trustee and Merle J. Goodrich Liv ing Trust, quit claim deed, $10.00, 161015-00400012-0010. Ivy Smith and William L. Smith, Jr., to Guadelupe T. Sherrill, general warranty deed, $40,490.00, 16101500440000-0120. Gary W. Yurke and Sasha K. Yurke to Lucien K. Beam and Patri cia L. Beam, general warranty deed, $40,886.97, 120814-000000040015. Land Transactions 352-463-2028 S.W. CR-334A Bethel Baptist Church "Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love." bethelit@bellsouth.net www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com For more information call 352-463-2028. Mercys Well In Concert Sunday, January 5th at 6:00 PM We are offering FREE DENTAL CARE Jan. 7-10. This is for people in need of x-rays, fillings, and extractions who go through a Pre-Screening process. Pre-Screenings for appointments are offered Thursday, Jan. 2 from 9:00am-2:00pm and Sunday, Jan. 5 from 4:00-6:00pm.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 SPANN'S Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 463-6440 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Manual D & J and Energy Forms Mobile Homes / Houses / Business Locally Owned & Operated "Our Customers Come First" Located on Hwy. 129 LICENSED & INSURED RA 0029414 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1975 Air Conditioning & Heating 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 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. G ILCHRIST C OUNTY H EALTH D EPARTMENT Providing Public Health Services Since 1946. Well Child Visits & Newborn Care School & Sports Physicals for Children Communicable Disease Treatment & Prevention Maternity Care By UF OB/GYN Family Planning Services School Health Services TB Testing Environmental Health Services Pediatric Dental Services WIC and Healthy Start Referrals BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENS CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS HIV TESTING STD TESTING AND TREATMENT We take: Medicaid, Medipass, Medicare, and private insurances. 119 N.E. 1st Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 463-3120 Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Adult and Childhood Immunizations Call for an Appointment or Walk-Ins Welcome Gilchrist Countys January Clerk of Court Todd Newton, Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, Tax Collector Barbara Merritt and Property Appraiser Damon Leggett were sworn-in. the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerces annual banquet. Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center was Business of the Year. The Gilchrist County Sheriffs Volunteers were recognized as Outstanding Civic Organization of the Year. Damon Leggett was named Citizen of the Year. Trenton native, Duke Lang, was hired as Gilchrist County attorney. The Gilchrist County School District named Trentons Steve Broker, District Teacher of the Year and Bells Andrea Gregory, District Employee of the Year. Gilchrist County Education Foundation opted to forego the 20th Annual Wild Beast Feast in favor of a live concert. Circuit judge dismissed Robert Rouxs civil lawsuit brought against Bobby Schultz and the Gilchrist County Canvassing Board, however appeals spanned 2013. February The Education Foundations annual Walk-a-thon generated $12,000. destroyed the family-owned business manufacturing line. Production of cypress mulch at the mill stopped after 30 years of business. Best Drugs owners Larry and Bev Diaz announced that they would not sell the Trenton pharmacy to Walgreens after all. Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center won the Governors Gold Seal Award. March Sheriff Bobby Schultz warns that the sale of synthetic drugs in Gilchrist County will not be tolerated. Suwannee River Water Gilchrist County farmers to monitor their wells. James Mitch Harrell hired as Gilchrist County Fire Chief. Divers pull the bodies of Al Melendez and Haemant Nathooram from the Suwannee River near Log Landing. The two men jumped into the high river to save a young boy. Trenton FFAs Erin Jones showed the grand champion fat steer and Makenzie Smith showed the reserve champion fat steer at the Suwannee River Fair. Sales at the Suwannee River Fair totaled $730,884 in 2013. 6th Annual Quilt Festival drew a large crowd to downtown Trenton. April Trentons historic May House was demolished to make way for McDonalds. Local mayors deem April 22 Paint the Town Purple Day to raise cancer awareness. Bulldogs 5K raises $2,300 for Relay for Life. Education Foundations live concert, Boots-NBands Bash drew 400 people. Wastewater treatment plant goes online in Fanning Springs. May Bell High Schools Nikki Bolender was awarded the Sunshine State Scholar Award. The Trenton Tiger baseball team earned its second straight District 6 1A title. Relay For Life of Gilchrist County raised over $45,000. Superintendent Rob Rankin recommended Steve Broker, the over allegations of misconduct. Trenton High Schools baseball to win the state championship title in Fort Myers. Wendy Trantham named valedictorian at Bell High School and Chelsea Joslin was salutatorian. At Trenton High School, Emma Kate Redd was valedictorian and Raven Jordan was salutatorian of the Class of 2013. June Drug raid near Fanning Springs nets three arrests. Suwannee River Shrine Clubs 26th Annual Gold Hook Award Kids Fishing Tournament has 25 entries, who helped raise money for Shriners Hospitals. Gilchrist County Schools received $135,894 from United Way. Circuit Judge David Glant retired due to health issues. Gilchrist Countys 4-H poultry state contest. July Willie Mae Sims and Mary Aldonia Pittman Rawls were inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame. A retired Bell Elementary School teacher, Rose Marie Guindin-Mayo died of a heart attack while serving on a mission trip in Guatemala. Gilchrist Lightning 12U softball team won state title. The Gilchrist County School Board reached a settlement deal with Steve Broker worth $54K. Home intruder kills Bell resident Joyce Burrow in a gruesome crime August Gilchrist County School District earns an A grade. Michael Darnell Porter arrested and charged with the murder of Joyce Burrow 11 days after her death. Mrs. Iris Roberts celebrated her 100th birthday. Gas leak in downtown Trenton stops State Road 26. Education Foundations Scholarship Showdown raises $12,000. September The Jackie and Eloise Langford Family was named 2013 Cattleman of the Year. Trenton High School forms its -McDonalds opens in Trenton. Wilma Mattucci retired after 22 years as Gilchrist County Library manager. Best Drugs sold to Georgia-based Southcare Pharmacy, Inc. October Nineteen Gilchrist County students recognized for earning a perfect FCAT score. Shelby Langford and Bruce Thomas were named Bell High Schools 2013 Homecoming Queen and King. Trenton Hardware and Farm Supply opens on State Road 26. Governor Rick Scott spoke at the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committees Stars of Freedom Dinner. Popular Trenton attorney, Bill Clifton, died at age 93. Trenton High School golfer, Ty Retired Circuit Judge David Glant died. Trenton Police Chief Jim Raven announced plans to retire. November Everritt Heaton replaced Arlene Wilks as a Trenton City Commissioner, Group 1. Bell High Schools varsity state playoff spot. State Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong visited Trenton. Trenton High School crowned Jacquez Powell and Ashia Henry 2013 homecoming royalty. Felice Swalla was named Trenton Senior Centers Volunteer of the Year. December Carol Murray and Michael D. Moore were elected to serve on the Bell Town Council. Trenton High Schools varsity football team won a state championship title at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Tori Rogers won the Gilchrist County School Districts Spelling Bee. Shingle Landing Boat Ramp opens. In Gilchrist County, 420 kids received toys through the Toys For Tots program.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six 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 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 BELL ELEMENTARY 1/7 School Resumes for Students BELL HIGH SCHOOL 1/6 Junior Class Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @BHS Teacher Workday/Student Holiday 8:00am-12:00pm Sophomore Car Wash Fundraiser @BHS 3:30pm JV girls basketball game vs/Branford @Branford 5:00pm JV boys basketball game vs/Branford @Branford 6:30pm Varsity girls basketball game vs/Branford @Branford 8:00pm Varsity boys basketball game vs/Branford @Branford 1/7 School Resumes for Students 3:30pm JV girls basketball game vs/Oak Hall @Oak Hall 5:00pm JV boys basketball game vs/Oak Hall @Oak Hall 6:30pm Varsity girls basketball game vs/Oak Hall @Oak Hall 8:00pm Varsity boys basketball game vs/Oak Hall @Oak Hall TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1/6 Teachers return 1/7 8am Students return TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH 1/4 4:00 JVB Basketball v Dixie 5:30 VG Basketball v Dixie 7:00 VB Basketball v Dixie 1/6 Teachers Return 1/7 8am Students return 5:00 JV B Basketball at Hilliard 6:30 VG Basketball at Hilliard 8:00 VB Basketball at Hilliard www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION Get Real life insurance that comes with a real agent. BEN COLSON Agent ben.colson@ffbic.com LARRY MERRITT Agent larry.merritt@ffbic.com 352-463-2298 305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693 Providing protection for your familys financial future may be one of the most important things you could do for them. Wherever you are in life, theres a Farm Bureau Insurance agent available to help you reach your goals. Call today for your free, no-obligation review for Life Insurance thats custom tailored just for you. Horse Club donates $5K to Shands By Dave Wilson The Levy County Horse Club held their 13th Annual Breast Cancer October 19, 2013. The event is held at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways a great cause and what better reason to be out on the trails. This years event raised $5,000.00 that was donated to Shands Cancer Center to cancer patients. The Levy County is administered by the Shands Cancer Center to date. The horse club held our annual Christmas ride/campout/dinner during at which time we presented the check Levy County Horse Club President Dave Wilson is shown presenting a check for $5,000 to Jennifer Adams, Shands Cancer Center Clinical Social Worker. chemotherapy treatments, and even electric bill, motel stay, rent payment, genuinely surprised to hear that their club. All the planning, work and local business contributions in putting on that are battling this disease makes it all worthwhile. Should you be interested in next years event or wish to learn more about our horse club, you may contact us on our website at www. levycountyhorseclub.com or email B. J. brought in her latest quilt. The print blocks are made with whole cloth blocks. The quilt was hand-stitched and hand-quilted. You really need to see it up close to see all the detail work that was done. Submitted The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Dec. 26, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10th Avenue. We had a great time visiting and even got some work accomplished. The School House sampler is almost completed and theyre planning the next quilt. Thursday lunch was great with turkey and dressing, lasagna, cabbage, shrimp, cheese, chocolate cake and cupcakes and pecan pie. Alice Mae still needs practice cooking cabbage ever get either dish right. She made which was great. The pecan pie was a new recipe so she needs to make There is no charge to set up with us. This would be a great time to start duplicate times. Happy New Year to all! Log Cabin Quilters Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2013 Submitted As 2013 comes to a close, the and Consumer Services released on Monday the top 10 consumer Were here to help consumers, Adam H. Putnam. Floridians can call our 1-800-HELP-FLA consumer with the departments consumer assistance center in 2013. The top January 1 through December 20, 2013, were: Do Not Call 18,862 Telemarketing 3,626 Fuel 2,708 Communications 2,339 Landlord/Tenant 1,719 Real Estate Broker/Salesperson 1,572 Cable 1,483 Credit/Banking 1,482 Motor Vehicle Sales/Accessories 1,466 Do Not Call has topped the list 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 2012 to 18,862 in 2013. The increase in complaints is consistent with the increase in subscribers to the Florida Do Not Call List. businesses regulated by the resolve the dispute through mediation compliance with statutory provisions. more than $3,477,000 was recovered year. Agriculture and Consumer Services consumer complaints, protection and to questions about programs and regulations under the departments callers to the appropriate government agency. The departments consumer assistance center answered nearly 200,000 calls and more than 7,300 emails in 2013. In addition, the consumer assistance center analysts responded to nearly 7,000 online chats through the departments online chat option com has taken place can contact the departments consumer protection Spanish speakers, 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832). A new television show that starts January 4 on WUFT Channel 5 will give viewers tasty tidbits about Florida cooking. Independent vid produces and directs the program, The his home studio in Ocala, said Sue Wagner, WUFTs community rela vision station Five WUFT are located WUFT (digital channel 5.1) can be located on Cox Cable Channel 3 in Gainesville and Channel 5 in Ocala. The 30-minute program has been in production since October and will premiere at noon January 4. Additional epi sodes will contin ue to air at noon Saturdays, she said. Al Williamson, video coordinator cultural Sciences, producing two one-minute segments that will be sprinkled throughout each episode. The IFAS segments including tomato and strawberry re and more, he said. The shows mission, Goertz said, is to develop and produce Floridas taurateurs, contributors, sponsors and viewers. Goertz said he shoots the program with a small crew, in a home studio Goertz comes to the show with ex tensive video production experience, having begun his career in 1988 at Channel 51 in Ocala, which later became Fox 51. He said he has pro duced more than 1,500 commercials, produced and edited numerous tele vision shows. He started his own production company 10 years ago. Goertzs association with White and Goertz edited the show. I saw right away Randal was a tion, Goertz said. He said he worked with White on another cooking show, years in Ocala. Goertz said he hopes eventually to other PBS stations around the coun try. New Florida cooking show will air on PBS

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INFORMATION This form answers some common questions taxpayers have concerning Tangible Personal Property. In addition, it provides information that will help you file an accurate and timely tax return. Questions Most Frequently Asked About Tangible Personal Property What is Tangible Personal Property? A. Tangible Personal Property is everything other than real estate that has value by itself. It would include things such as furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, household appliances, signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased equipment and any other equipment used in a business or to earn income. Who must file? A. Anyone in possession of assets on January 1 who has either a proprietorship, partnership, corporation or is a self-employed agent or contractor, must file each year. Property owners who lease, lend or rent property must also file. Why must I file a return? A. Florida Statutes 193.052 requires that all tangible personal property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's office. If you receive a return, it's because our office has determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Either way, the form MUST be returned. Failure to receive a Personal Property Tax Return (DR-405) does not relieve you of your obligation to file. How can I obtain this form? A. At the beginning of the year a return is mailed to Tangible Personal Property owners. If you do not get one, contact the Property Appraiser's Office. What if I have no assets to report? Do I still have to file a return? A. Yes, if you feel you do not have anything to report, fill out items 1 through 9 on the return, and attach an explanation of why nothing was reported. However, almost all businesses and rental units have some assets to report even if it is only supplies, rented equipment or household goods. If I am no longer in business, should I still file the return? A. Yes, if you were not in business on January 1 of the taxing year, follow this procedure: 1) On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and the manner in which you disposed of your business assets. Remember if you still have the assets, you must file on them. 2) Sign and date the return. 3) Have your signature notarized. 4) Mail the return back to this office. What is an office or field review assessment? A. When a tax return is not filed by April 1 we are required to place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents an estimate based on the value of business with similar equipment and assets. Being assessed does not alleviate your responsibility to file an accurate return. What if I don't agree with the assessed value that appears on the notice of proposed property taxes that I receive in August of each year? A. Call this office or come in and discuss the matter with us. If you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the opportunity to review all the pertinent facts. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS File the original return with this office (with name and account number preprinted), as soon as possible before April 1. Be sure to sign and date your return. Work with your accountant or C.P.A. to identify any equipment that may have been "Physically Removed". List those items in the appropriate space on your return. If you have an asset listing or depreciation schedule that identifies each piece of equipment, attach it to your complete return. Do not use vague terms such as "various" or "same as last year". It is to your advantage to provide a breakdown of assets since depreciation on each item may vary. Please include your estimate of fair market value and the original cost of the item on your return. They are important considerations in determining an accurate assessment. Additional information regarding filing is provided in the instructional section of the return itself. If you sell your business, go out of business, or move to a new location, please inform this office. It will enable us to keep timely, accurate records. To inquire for more information about Tangible Personal Property please contact: Damon C. Leggett Gilchrist County Property Appraiser 112 South Main Street, Room 138 Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-3190 1-800-219-3208 Q. What if I buy or sell an existing business during the year Who is responsible for the taxes? A. The new owner is responsible, however if there is insufficient property to satisfy the taxes due, the owner on January 1 would be responsible for the difference. Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a business. You should therefore consult your realtor, attorney or closing agent to avoid problems in this area. Q. What if I receive more than one tax return? A. All returns must be sent back. If you have more than one location, the assets of each should be listed separately on each return. Q. What if I have old equipment that has been fully depreciated and written off the books? A. Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported. Q. Do I have to report assets that I lease, loan, rent, borrow or are provided in the rent? A. Yes, there is an area on the return specifically for those assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed for informational purposes. Q. Is there a minimum value that I do not have to report? A. No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must be filed on all assets by April 1. Q. If I rent my furnished home or condo for a few months, do I have to file a tangible personal property tax return? A. Yes, since rental activity is of an income producing nature, you must file a return which lists your personal property. Items that should be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal property included in the rental unit. Q. Are there deadlines and penalties? A. The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After April 1, Florida Statutes provide that PENALTIES be applied at 5% per month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is required for unreported property, AND A 25% PENALTY IF NO RETURN IS FILED. $25,000 Tangible Personal Property Exemption In order to receive this new exemption, you must file a Tangible Personal Property Return by April 1, unless an exemption has been granted. Tangible Property Return shall be considered an application for the exemption and will be applied to the first $25,000 of assessed value for the TPP account. 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 psnorthfla@bellsouth.net 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 homes@lesliesapp.com www.lesliesapp.com 352-463-7589 Leslie Sapp Construction, Inc. New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 "Your Full Service Florist" 721 East Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-9176 or Toll Free 1-866-261-7986 Laura Teague / Charlotte Pedersen Owners Hours: M-F 9am 5pm Sat. 9am 12pm www.flowerstrenton.com December 20, 2013 Joshua Cetrullo-Grimes, 20, of Clearwater, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, Gilchrist County Battery with a Deadly Weapon, $25,000.00 bond. Timothy Richard Sparks, 26, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, Gilchrist County Marijuana over 20 grams, ROR. December 21, 2013 Austin James Koltz, 23, of Combs, Trenton Police Department, for a DUI, $2,000.00 bond. April M. Salley, 38, of Old Town, was arrested by Deputy Thomas Tucker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs no bond. Arthur James Hammel, 41, of Old Combs, Trenton Police Department, for DUI, Flee/Elude Police, and Violence, $5,000.00 bond. December 24, 2013 Robert A. Willette, Jr., 44, of Newberry, was arrested by Deputy Clifton Dasher, Gilchrist County Strike, and Disorderly Intoxication, $1,500.00 bond. December 25, 2013 Sean Lamont Johnson, 36, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Scotty Douglas, Gilchrist County License Suspended 1st Offense, Battery Touch or Strike, and Resisting $15,000.00 bond. December 26, 2013 Trenton Police Department, for DUI and Posession of Marijuana not more than 20 grams, $1,500.00 bond. Arthur Llavoyd Mayo, Jr., 72, of Branford, was arrested for Violence of Probation-Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a Child Under 12 years of age, ROR. Kevin Paul Hamilton, 37, of Newberry, was arrested by Deputy Jeff Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs not more than 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $500.00 bond. December 26, 2013 Christopher Eugene Land, 29, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Amanda Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Production of Methamphetamine, $100,000.00 bond. December 28, 2013 Brian Alphonzo McGee, 29, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, Gilchrist County of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, Possession of Marijuana not more than 20 grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X2, $18,000.00 bond. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service Offers 10 Tips for Safe Christmas Tree Disposal As the holiday season ends and Floridians begin cleaning up decorations, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service encourages Floridians to consider recycling Christmas trees. Recycling Christmas trees protects the environment and reduces the chance of starting a removal service and check for any date or size restrictions. Should Floridians choose to burn their Christmas tree, the department offers 10 safety tips to avoid danger: 1. Check local ordinances and requirements for outdoor burning. has occurred in the past three to four days. danger days. 4. Only burn during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and one hour before dark. 5. Select an appropriate site to burn, which meets or exceeds the following requirements: 25 feet from wildland brush or forested area 25 feet from your home and 150 feet from your closest neighbor 50 feet from any paved public roadway 6. Clear the burn area of combustible materials. 7. Remove all decorations from the tree before you burn. 8. Cut the tree into manageable sections, as necessary. completely burnt out. 10. Keep a water hose and shovel on hand. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com _____________ The 5th Annual Kids Wildlife Habitat Contest Submitted On Earth Day in April, 2014, the Florida Wildlife Federation will award a commemorative plaque and an age-suitable gardening book to the Florida kid or kids 12 years old or under who have helped to establish and maintain a habitat for wildlife at home or on school property. The habitat will also be featured on our website and in our newsletter. Entries close March 31, 2014. The Florida Wildlife Federation is dedicated to encouraging young Floridians to be good environmentalists and to care for our native animals and plants. We believe that time spent outdoors working on a habitat project is of great value in encouraging young people to learn about nature. Experts say that lack of active outdoor play and projects contributes to many childhood health problems. Its easy to enter. Just tell us how the habitat provides the following elements, food, water, cover, and a place to raise young. Send some photos of your habitat, preferably with children working there. Teachers, please note that it is not necessary for schoolyard habitats Federation or any other organization, just that they provide the 4 necessary elements for a good wildlife habitat. We are especially interested in the science that students learn in the habitat. A description and photos of the habitat can be mailed to the Blairstone Pines address above, or e-mailed to patricia@fwfonline.org Email patricia@fwfonline.org or 7113 for more information, if needed. See our website at www.fwfonline. org for photos and information about previous winners, and the PowerPoint and videos there for general habitat information. ____________ Capital City Bank Observes Cyber Security Awareness Month Offers Tips to Help Consumers Stay Safe in Cyberspace Submitted Capital City Bank encourages clients and community members to be educated about the risks they face in the cyber environment and, in observation of Cyber Security Awareness Month, offers tips for becoming savvier online consumers. For many consumers, being online is a part of daily life, as routine as breathing, and in this increasingly plugged-in lifestyle, individuals rely on the internet to provide a convenient place to shop, bank and interact with friends. Cyber criminals too rely on the internet, as a place to scam, swindle and steal from unsuspecting consumers all over the globe. Cons like phishing scams and website spoofs are becoming more and more sophisticated and tougher to recognize. Like Capital City Bank, many companies go to great lengths to ensure their clients have a secure online environment to conduct business and exchange information, but since the consumers who access these systems do so via their own networks, using their own devices, half of the responsibility for keeping their personal information safe is their own. Risky activity while online can leave computers and/or mobile devices, and ultimately personal data, vulnerable, but by employing these simple methods, consumers can help guard against the threat of online fraud and identity theft. Capital City Bank, as well as all other legitimate business and service providers, will never call, text or e-mail you and request personal information. Requests like this are almost always a scam. Keep your guard up when youre online and, when in doubt, dont respond. Protect all devices that connect to the Internet and make sure you are using the most up-to-date antiComputers, smart phones, gaming systems and other web-enabled devices all need protection from viruses and malware. Hold the businesses you patronize online to a high security standard. Always look for https:// or shttp://, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. Http:// is not secure. Dont enter personal information unless you can verify its a reputable and secured site. Even if you know the site youre on is legitimate, you can open yourself via an unsecured or unprotected network. Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient, but you should limit the type of business you conduct and adjust the security settings on your device to limit who can access your phone. Be discerning about mobile apps. Review the privacy policy and understand what data the app accesses before you download. If you are using a public computer, three quick steps help ensure the next user cant gain access to your personal info: Delete your browsing and close out of the browser window, and always deselect the Remember me option. A few tips on passwords: Make sure theyre unique and not easily guessed. Have a different one for each online account and change your passwords several times a year. Make use of multifactor authentication. This includes measures such as those used by the Capital City Bank OnLine system: consumer accountholders and security token used by Treasury Management clients. Keep personal info personal. Be conservative when it comes to sharing personal information on social networking sites. The more information you post, the easier it may be for a hacker or someone else to use that information to steal your identity, access your data or commit other crimes such as stalking. ____________ SRWMD invites high schools to implement water quality and quantity projects Submitted The Suwannee River Water invites high schools within its 15county District boundary to join our efforts in protecting water resources by implementing water conservation, water quality improvement, or projects. The District Governing Board is designating $20,000 to agricultural, and other high school classes to fund the projects. The program is currently open to high schools only, and interested schools may apply for funding consideration, not to exceed $2,000, for the following type projects: drip irrigation or to micro-irrigation Incorporating fertigation into irrigation systems Building a rain garden, which utilizes stormwater for irrigation Other water quality or quantity projects The District is pleased to support high school students in their efforts to implement projects that save water and improve water quality. An it provides students with hands-on educational experiences involving the protection and restoration of our water resources, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. While there is no formal application to complete, interested parties may submit project proposals and descriptions of their projects to Kevin Wright at klw@srwmd.org. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Dec. 6. For more information, please call ____________ Florida Museum announces 2014 spring Science Caf programs The Florida Museum of Natural History will continue its Science Caf series January 13, 2014, with University of Florida anthropology professor Connie Mulligan discussing The First Settlers of the New World: Who, Where, When and How. This is the third year of the program in which guest speakers and community members gather at local establishments and discuss contemporary science over food. Seating and food orders begin at 6:00 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Our spring series features a settlers in the New World to bird intelligence and fossils of Panama, said Betty Dunckel, director of the Florida Museums Center for Science Learning. The January 13 program at Sabor, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129 in Town of Tioga, features Mulligan, who will describe how her work on human genetic variation is used to the New World were, and where, when and how they arrived. Our work combines genetics, archaeology, paleoecology, history and linguistics to reconstruct human evolutionary history, said Mulligan, who also is associate chair of the UF department of anthropology and associate director of the UF Genetics Institute. Other scheduled 2014 spring programs include: February 3 at Blue Gill Quality Foods, 1310 SW 13th St. in Gainesville: Florida Museum Katharine Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation Scott Robinson, Bird Brains: Bird Intelligence and Adapting to a Changing World. March 17 at Sabor: Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of Florida Archaeology Kenneth Sassaman from UFs department of anthropology, Futurescapes of Ancient Native Americans of the Florida Gulf Coast. April 7 at Blue Gill Quality Foods: Florida Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Bruce J. MacFadden, Discovering Fossils in Panama: A Once-in-a-Century Opportunity. Participants purchase their own food and beverage for each program from a special Science Caf menu, with seating and ordering beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please note seating is wheelchair access is requested in The presentation starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. To help plan for these free programs, please RSVP at least one week in advance of the caf date with your name and the number attending or calling Amanda Erickson Harvey, ____________ Arrest Report

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Woodland Craft Signs 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, 2014b. ______________ 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 Harlyn A. Pfaffenberger, deceased, whose date of death was September 8, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is 112 S. Main St., Trenton FL 32693. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. 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 COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and others persons having claims or de MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA BARRED. PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is December 26, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Douglas K. McKoy Douglas K. McKoy Florida Bar No. 0101744 P.A. 107 E. Park Ave. Telephone: (352) 493-1458 Fax: (352) 493-1378 Personal Representative: /s/ Doris A. Mashburn Doris Mashburn 15533 Joe Brown Hwy. Murphy, North Carolina 28906 Published December 26, 2013, January 2, 2013b. ________________ 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, Deceased. 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 MARY E. JONES, deceased, File Number 21-2013-CP-55 by the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693 ; that the decedents date of death was October 16, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $0.00, that the sole asset of the estate consisted of the Decedents Legal Notices 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 Mary F. Hansen 2267 Dartmouth Drive, Sumter, SC 29153 Faye E. Jones 3244 Appleton Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311 Sally L. Gonzalez P.O. Box 32, 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 TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO BATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BARRED. APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is December 26 2013. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: David Miller Lang, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 dlangxxj@bellsouth.net (352) 463-7800 Person Giving Notice: Mary F. Hansen 2267 Dartmouth Drive, Sumter, SC 29153 Pub: December 26, 2013, January 2, 2014b. ______________ SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION The Gilchrist County Board of County Commission passed an additional se nior exemption that will be available in 2014 for Senior Citizens 65 or older who meet the same household limited-in come requirements below but who have also maintained permanent residency in their home for no less than 25 years. The homes market value on record must be less than $250,000 to qualify. The dead This exemption only applies to the Gilchrist County Commission tax levy and not the tax levies of the school board or other taxing authorities. For questions relat ing to this exemption or others, please contact the Gilchrist County Property 1-800-219-3208. Senior Citizen Additional Homestead Exemption Florida Statute 196.075 The current Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption is based on limited-income requirements and available for certain Gilchrist County homesteaded property owners who qualify. The senior exemp tion (up to $25,000) applies only to county and municipal millages ( tax rate ); therefore the value exempted for city or county taxes is subject to taxation by all other taxing authorities. These authori ties include Gilchrist County Schools and Suwannee River Water Management District. In order to qualify for the additional $25,000 Senior Citizens Homestead Ex emption for the 2014 Tax Roll, an ap plicant must have a Homestead Exemp tion on the property, be 65 years of age or older as of January 1, 2014 and meet total household income requirements as determined by the Florida Department of Revenue.* Total household income means the adjusted gross income of all members of a household in the prior year. The adjusted gross income is the income amount reported on the IRS Form 1040, line 37 or the IRS Form 1040A, line 21 income tax, the total income minus Social pension, VA retirement annuities, interest income and wages. Proof of age and proof of all 2013 income to the household is required. *The total household income limitation is made available by the Florida Depart ment of Revenue annually and subject to change each year. The threshold for the 2013 exemption was $27,590 (based on 2012 total household income). This threshold will change for 2014 and will be available in January. Published January 2, 2014b. ______________ STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to is sue a permit to Piedmont Dairy, Mr. Ron St. John, 4951 NW 170th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 to operate a rotationally grazed dairy with an annual average of 2241 mature dairy cows, 25 bulls, and approximately 400 heifers. The facility consists of a milking parlor, a feed stor age area, and a two-celled lined waste water treatment system. The wastewater is land applied to two center pivots total ing 225 acres. The facility is located at latitude 29.5884 N, longitude 82.3737 W on 2 Miles North Of Trenton on U.S. 129, in Gilchrist County, Florida. The Department has assigned IW4A to the proposed project. are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except le gal holidays, at the Departments North Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Flor ida 32256, at phone number (904)2561700. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hear 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments pro posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hear ing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must con tain the information set forth below and partment at 3900 Commonwealth Boule vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Flori da 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may re a petition for an administrative hearing. a petition for an administrative hearing. than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must tion of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may ceipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address in request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determina tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subse quent intervention (in a proceeding initi ated by another party) will be only at the Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following infor mation, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each (b) The name, address, any e-mail ad dress, any facsimile number, and tele phone number of the petitioner, if the pe titioner is not represented by an attorney address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Depart ments decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti tion must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate the petitioner contends warrant reversal posed action; statutes the petitioner contends require ments proposed action, including an ex planation of how the alleged facts relate (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Departments pro posed action. Because the administrative hearing may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose sub stantial interests will be affected by any have the right to petition to become a par ty to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. In addition to requesting an adminis trative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be ment a mediation agreement with all par ties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has a hearing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days af forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. As provided in Section 120.573, Flor ida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limi tations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an nal order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be con cluded within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, incorporating the agreement of the par ties. Persons seeking to protect their sub stantial interests that would be affected of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation ter minates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of the dispute, and the no tice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency ac tion and electing remedies under those two statutes. Published January 2, 2014b. ______________ 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, January 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meet ing Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda: 1. Call to Order ( 2:00 p.m. ) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 4. Public Participation 6. County Administrator 7. Attorney Report 8. Clerk Report 9. Time Certain 3:00 p.m. Tom Sturgeon, Ellie Rays; Ordinance regarding Time of Sale of Alcohol 4:00 p.m. Construct Co., Inc.; Log Landing Bid Appeal 10. Commissioners Reports 11. Old Business 12. New Business 13. Public Participation 14. Adjourn Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to par ticipate in the proceeding should contact (352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per son decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed ings, and that for such purpose, that per son may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Published January 2, 2014b. ______________ Mr. Henry D. Cribb, Sr. Mr. Henry D. Cribb, Sr., 84, went to be with his Lord on December 28, 2013. Mr. Cribb was born August 18, 1929, in St. Petersburg to George F. Cribb, Sr. and Ruth Hess Cribb. Living in and around Gilchrist County most of his adult life, Hank was a general contractor, farmer, and United Methodist Pastor. His last appointment, the Trenton United Methodist Church, where he served cial place in his heart. Remembered for many things, but mostly for his hearty laugh and big heart, Hank is survived by his brother, George F. (Sadie) Cribb, Jr.; three children, Jan (Jerry) Grimes, Henry (Pam) Cribb, Mary Ruth (Terry) Anderson; two stepchildren, David (Sarah) Clinton, grandchildren; four great-grandchil dren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of friends and loved ones who will miss him greatly. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 3, at 3:00 p.m., at Tren ton United Methodist Church, 203 SE ers, the family requests donations be made to Ayers Health and Rehab, PO Box 229, Trenton, FL 32693. Please mark the donation In Memory of Hank Cribb. Services were provided by Cremations Only of Gainesville. _______________ Mr. Daniel R. Marczynski Mr. Daniel Royce Marczynski, 65, of Tampa, passed away surrounded by his family on December 26, 2013. He was born December 31, 1947, in Daniel is survived by his wife of 36 years, Paula; daughters, Tara (Matt) Slusher, and Heather Marczynski; grandchildren, Cameron, Aloria, and Crystal (Michael) Brace; and god daughter, Suzanne Shorey. Daniel was a loving father, husband, grand father and friend to all. A staple of the south Tampa com munity, Daniel graduated from Rob inson High School and the University of South Florida. He taught science at H.B. Plant High School for 35 years. He prided himself in having taught several generations of fami lies. He was loved by the Plant com munity and nicknamed Mr. Mar. He worked as the JV boys basketball coach, assistant varsity boys basket ball coach, and assistant business manager for several of those years. He was a member of the Coaching Legends of Hillsborough County. He was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan (season ticket holder), and the #1 fan at Interbay Little League as he cheered on his grandchildren. There Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney was no science documentary or His tory Channel program that he didnt watch. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Paula, and he was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Daniel was always there to help friends with household projects, giving advice, or whatever else they needed him for. He will be greatly missed. A special thank you to the Tampa General Intensive Care Unit and the South Tampa Health and Rehabilita tion Center for their loving care and support. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Blount Curry Funeral Home MacDill Cha pel. Burial services for Daniel will be at Townsend Cemetery in Bell, on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2:00 p.m., with a visitation at Daniels Funeral Home prior to service, from noon to 1:30 p.m. be made to the Hillsborough Edu cation Foundation or the Diabetes Foundation. _______________ Mrs. Dorcas Dorothy Miles Mrs. Dorcas Dorothy Miles, 91, December 22, 2013, at Tri County Nursing Home in Trenton, with her family by her side. Mrs. Miles was born in Sylva, North Carolina, and has lived in the area since 1998 when she moved here from Boca Raton. She was a farm laborer for many years. Mrs. Miles enjoyed sewing, reading her bible, gardening, embroi dery and making quilts. Her family brought her the most joy during her lifetime. She is survived by her daughters, Dora Lee (Ray), Jane, Elizabeth, and Barbara; sons, Oliver (Margie), daughter who took care of her, Gloria Martin of Bronson; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Old Field Cemetery in Sylva, North Carolina. Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of _______________ Card of Thanks Our family thanks everyone who supported us on the passing of our ther, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin. Your consolations and sympathies, your calls, visits, us up and strengthened and comfort to all of you who joined with us to celebrate his life and remember his contributions. Friends, community and church members, and neighbors, God bless and keep you. The Family of _______________ Card of Thanks The family of Mildred Frances Everett would like to thank all the wonderful people for the love and support shown to us during the pass ing of our loved one. All the prayers, of encouragement were deeply ap preciated. Keep us in your prayers and may the Lord bless you. Overstreet families 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 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.

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Duties include counseling faculty, staff, and retirees on fringe benefits and/or retirement, maintaining personnel records, and compiling personnel reports. Requires Associates Degree in business administration or related area plus two years experience with insurance or benefits administration, or High School graduate plus six years insurance or benefits administration experience. Bachelors degree preferred. Human Resources experience preferred. Proficient in Word and Excel. Knowledge of processing and record keeping requirements for compensation/ overtime, leave, and personnel files. Knowledge of and/or ability to interpret State Retirement rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form. Ability to maintain confidentiality. SALARY: $29,831 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICA TIONS: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID Position # P99973 Works with the Director of Financial Aid managing the daily operations of the department. Oversees tracking of clock hour programs. Coordinates the functions and reports of students in State Scholarships and Grant programs, processes the return of Title IV funds in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates the Financial Aid Appeals Committee meetings and serves as moderator. Assists in the preparation of reports. Assumes Director of Financial Aids duties in the Directors absence. Handles special projects as assigned. Serves on campus committees. Requires Bachelors Degree plus two (2) years experience working in an office dealing with detailed records and customer service. Knowledge of complex computer data entry. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel software. Ability to delegate or seek assistance as necessary. Ability to work well with staff and students. Ability to handle multiple priorities with minimum supervision and to work with confidential information. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to supervise other employees. SALARY: $39,375 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICA TIONS: 1/29/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST Position #: C99869 Works with the Director of Enrollment Management managing the daily operations of the department. Maintains and develops detailed information and enters data in Student Information computer system. Responsible for new and returning admission activities. Maintains departmental inventory, processes purchase requisitions and payroll. Provides customer service, responds to telephone inquiries and general correspondence. Supervises college recruiter and general recruitment activities. Assumes responsibilities of the Director in their absence. Requires Bachelors Degree plus 3 years of related experience or Associates Degree with 6 years of related experience. Experience working in an office dealing with detailed records and customer service. Computer literate. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Skill in exercising analytical judgment/ performing detailed tasks. Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed. Desirable qualifications: Knowledge and understanding of enrollment management principles. Ability to speak with and before others with poise and confidence. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form. Salary: $ 31,322 annually, plus benefits Application Deadline: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment STAFF ASSISTANT I PART-TIME, 25 Hours per Week Position #: OP9956 Answer phone calls, make appointments, assist students and staff, help manage a busy Advising Office. Prepare reports as needed and provide clerical support for the Director. Requires a High School diploma or its equivalent plus two years 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 Associates Degree or Certificate in a related area. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills. Knowledge of MS Excel preferred. Salary: $ 10.19 per hour Application Deadline: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment

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Page Ten THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL High Springs AARP Chapter 3373 will hold its regular monthly mem bership meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The public is invited. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. Come early to socialize. A speaker from SHINE will be on hand to an swer questions about 2014 changes in Medicare. Join us at St. Madeleine Catholic Church in the Family Life Center building, on Hwy 441 between Ala chua and High Springs, 17155 NW US HWY 441, High Springs. For more information, call Presi dent G. James (386) 454-9834. "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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 Medicare, Medicaid, Medipass, Blue Options, Av-Med Approved 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. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. Linh Nguyen Office Manager Theresa Cason Medical Assistant Wishing you a New Year filled with Health and Happiness! Submitted Bethel Baptist Church, 7070 SW CR 334A, Trenton, will host the group Mercys Well in concert on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Mercys Well was originally organized in 1998 as a duet, Mercys Well under the leadership of group founder, Brad Strider, soon made the natural transition to a trio. The single in 2005. Throughout the years, the group, which is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, has continued to produce chart topping singles and has gained national attention from fans, music critics, pastors, and promoters alike. The groups most recent recording, POWER, promises even greater success, as it excels with creative Bethel Baptist will host Mercys Well on Jan. 5 excellence, a testament to the recordings production team and producer Donna Beauvais Hopes Call as well as Mercys Wel l members Strider, Greg Gainer and Kyle King. rich vocal harmonies. The recording, like each performance by Mercys Well is a testament to the versatility of this talented trio, as it encompasses a variety of musical genres, without compromising the Gospel message. Mercys Well is carving their own unique niche in todays Christian music scene. This exciting vocal group is comfortable performing on concert stages before thousands, as well as in a rural churches across the nation. The groups versatility makes them a favorite among young audiences and older music lovers alike. Their ability to adapt to any setting, without compromising the message they present, makes Mercys Well a favorite wherever their music is shared. Mercys Well continues to reach new plateaus, as they consistently strive for perfection in their musical presentation of the Gospel message. We believe we are constantly reaching new levels, lyrically, vocally and spiritually, Strider explains. We believe thats what God expects of us, and our greatest desire is to please Him in all we do. The public is invited to attend this free concert, but a free will love offering will be received. For more information on the January 5 concert, visit www. mercyswell.com High Springs AARP will meet Jan. 8 The Gilchrist County Education Foundations 2014 Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. For more information, on the annual fundraiser call Marti Smith at (352) 262-1829. Education Foundations Walk-a-thon will be Feb. 1 I am very concerned about two disturbing trends regarding child abuse and child deaths in our community. First, in an increasing number of child abuse cases in Northeast Florida, the perpetrators were the boyfriends of the childrens mothers. Until a child can communicate the source of his or her distress, whether being hungry, wet or ill, if a child is left in the wrong hands, under pressure-the consequences can be catastrophic. and feel comfortable with the responsibility of overseeing a child. Boyfriends should have an emotional investment in the childs wellbeing before being allowed to baby-sit. Ive been married for 30 years and have helped raise three children. I was an involved parent and connected even when deployed around the world during my military career. I didnt have any infant care experience before having my own children. Even as their father, my wife and I waited until I felt comfortable and had more experience before caring for them alone. Remove the guidance from a parent on caring for an infant, add an infant crying for an hour, reduce a patience level with a hangover or the end of a 12 to 13 hour work shift and another few hours until mom returns, and you have a recipe for disaster. This is not to say that men cant care for infants or toddlers, because there are many who do a great job, male caregivers contribute to a large number of child abuse and death cases. Additionally, more than 20 babies in Northeast Florida have died due to dangerous unsafe sleep practices, in cases that were reported to DCF. The controversial practice of cosleeping involves parents sleeping with infants in the same bed. But the risk is that the adult could roll over on top of the infant while sleeping, causing them to suffocate. Excess bedding like heavy comforters and pillows are also hazardous for infants. Many family albums have a photo of someone sleeping with a precious baby snuggled and sleeping contently on their chest. It may make for a great photo, but its a risky situation in real life. These childrens lives cant be reset like a video game. Their lives are gone or altered forever. If parents are temporarily unable to care for their children, I urge them to choose someone to watch them who is responsible and capable of handling their childrens needs under pressure. I also urge parents to always follow the ABCs of safe sleepthat babies sleep safest Alone, on their Backs and in Cribs. David Abramowitz, Children and Families Region Director in Northeast Florida Department of Children & Families Capital City Bank announces extended live online chat hours In an effort to better serve its clients, Capital City Bank has extended its online chat service hours from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. We know people have a lot of demands on their time these days and many of our clients use the evening hours to review their account activity and shop for additional products and services, said Traci Egert, manager of client service for Capital City Bank. It is important to us that they are able to reach out to a banker for answers and advice when their schedules permit. We are pleased to offer extended hours so we can be here to serve them when they need us. Both secure and convenient, live online chat enables clients to initiate a real-time, two-way conversation with a knowledgeable banker who can provide quick and easily accessed answers to a multitude of questions ranging from general inquiries about customized advice to help them select the product thats right for them. World War II Vets and Proud of It News All World War II Vets and Proud of It members will meet on January 9, 2014, at the Ivy House in Williston at 11:30 a.m. Bring your spouse, a fellow veteran, or caregiver and join us. Hope to see you there. Any questions? Please call Virginia L. Lewis at (352) 528-2310. The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key The 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key is planned for April 12 and 13, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This juried event features 120 2nd Street along with delicious local seafood, homemade baked goods, kids activities, music and more in beachfront City Park. This friendly island community is located 60 miles SW of Gainesville at the end of SR24 in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Come for the day or the weekend, enjoy art, nature, food and fun in this very special place. Visit www.cedarkeyartsfestival. com for more information, or call (352) 543-5400. 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