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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 36 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, January 23, 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 23, 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 John M Ayers A new year brought a new councilman to the City of Trenton. Everett Heaton, a preacher at Trenton Church of Christ received David M. Lang, Jr. at the beginning of the Tuesday, Jan. 14 Trenton City Council meeting. Mayor Glen Thigpen also received third term on the Trenton City Commission. commission discussed several items of interest on the January meeting agenda. City Manager Taylor Brown informed the council that 14 people submitted applications for the individuals were: Vincent Born, Brent Coates, Patrick Cordasco, Bryant Frye, Stephen Gehle, Gregg Hodge, Michael Knezevich, Gregory Link, James Nagy, Timothy Nagy, David Reeves, Tracy Taylor, Marcus Williams, and Meghan Wooten. The commission discussed the Heaton sworn-in as city council member Top 4 applicants for police chief selected Heaton and Mayor Glen Thigpen. hiring process for the police chief. Some of the councilmen wanted to review all of the applications that were submitted. The council took the time to review the applications and then scored them on a points system. were four applicants that will be contacted for an interview. The top four applicants are Brent Coates, Michael Knezevich, Gregory Link, and Tracy Taylor. Interviews will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Trenton Community Center. A period of 30 minutes will be allowed to interview each of the four is complete, the council will rank the four applicants in a prospective order. At that time, the council will reach a satisfactory settlement. If the negotiations are not successful in position, the Council will go back to the original list to select additional applicants for consideration. Lander is top pick for school board attorney By Carrie A. Mizell At press time, Trenton attorney Lindsey Lander was expected to present a contract for negotiations to the Gilchrist County School Board at their Tuesday night meeting. Last week, the school board chose Lander as their top pick for school board attorney. Of the three total applicants for the job, Lander was the only local applicant. The other two applications came from the Lander said on Tuesday that he will propose the same contract former school board attorney Susan Siegel had, which calls for a $23,268 annual salary. Mrs. Alice White celebrates her 99th birthday Mrs. Alice White Submitted On Friday, Jan. 17, long-time Trenton resident Alice White celebrated her 99th birthday. Family and friends from all around called and stopped by her home to give best wishes for a happy 99. She received so many calls, cards, gifts, and well wishes. Mrs. White sends a big thank you to everyone for showing so much love. Lindsey Lander The Gilchrist County Chamber Banquet was a night of surprises as community leaders, prominent businesses, civic organizations and athletic teams were recognized for excellence. Scott Guthrie was named 2013 Citizen of the Year. Gilchrist Trucking took home Business of the Year honors and Ted and Marjorie Henley won the prestigious J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award. The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was named 2013 Civic Organization of the Year. Over 200 people gathered in the Trenton Elementary School cafeteria, which was appropriately decorated in a Winter Wonderland theme since temperatures dropped on Thursday, Jan. 16. Just Southern columnist Cindy Jo Ayers helped the Chamber Board of Directors with food for the banquet this year. The menu included strawberry salad, beef roast, chicken and seasoned rice, fresh vegetables and a choice of banana pudding or peanut butter, chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Prior to dinner, Tammy Beauchamp, president of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, introduced Chamber President Tim Folds, Secretary Amy Owens, Treasurer Karen Jones, Dale Anderson, Terrie Deen, Shelly Irvin, Michael McElroy, Carrie Mizell, Todd Newton and D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Board members Tammy Beauchamp, Amy Owens, and Carrie Mizell rotated off the board and new board members coming on in 2014 are Sue Livesay, Pam Manning and Lenore Pevey. McElroy served as banquet emcee and recognized table sponsors: Ameris Bank, Capital City Bank, Drummond Bank, Duke Energy, Food Pantry of Gilchrist County, Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee, State Bank, and Palms Medical Group. New members who joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2013 included: Ridgeway Lawn Care, Space Walk of Suwannee River, Gilchrist and Levy Toys For Tots, Cartwright Air Conditioning and Heating, Paul and Susan Bryant and Yellow Jacket RV Resort. Todd Newton said while presenting the Citizen of the Year award to his longtime friend, that Scott Guthrie works to make the community he calls home a better place. As senior vice president at Drummond Community Bank in Trenton, Guthrie is a member of the Trenton Rotary Club and works with the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County, Suwannee Valley Leagues and most recently he coached the Gilchrist Lightning 12U softball team to a Babe Ruth state championship. After accepting his award, banquet. Henley. Continued to page 10 Water line break prompts boil water notice Submitted At 4:39 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, a resident of Trenton called 911 to report water running in the street in front of their home in the four hundred block of SE 2nd Avenue. The area had experienced well below-freezing temperatures for several hours overnight. The Public Works staff attempted to contain the leak without interrupting water service to the public, but as time passed, the leak worsened, continuing to erode the soil under the street, threatening other nearby infrastructure including sewer lines and a sewer manhole access point. this time, City Staff issued the Precautionary Boil Water Notice as required by State and Federal Law whenever the water pressure in a public water system drops below the minimum level required. The law requires two consecutive days of water testing and the testing process itself requires nearly 24 hours to complete, so the Precautionary Boil Water Notice would be in effect until at least noon on Sunday. At noon on Sunday, Trenton City Manager Taylor Brown and Utility Operator Troy Hamberger met at City Hall to await lab results from the emergency water testing. The test results arrived at 12:23 P.M. and The City of Trenton would like to thank all those who came to our aid as our community worked through this event.
Page Two THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 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 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. The Rotary Club of Trenton will Adventure Race Saturday, April 12, 2014. This Pedal-Paddle-Run event will begin at the historic railroad depot in Trenton and will consist of a 12mile bicycle pedal over the scenic Nature Coast trail and country roads with bike paths to Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Then a four-mile kayak and/or canoe paddle will take place on the historic Suwannee River, a true wilderness river, followed by ending with a 3.1-mile run through a beautiful wooded trail and country roads. The event will end with an outdoor picnic lunch in beautiful Hart Springs, the jewel of Gilchrist County. 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 TrentonRotaryClub.org for details and registration as the event gets closer. Cattlemen to host steak dinner Rotarys 1st PedalPaddle-Run Charles G. Cox, Jr. D.M.D. Kyle Stuart, D.M.D. 216-B North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 352-463-2665 Tide Tables For The Week of 1/23 to 1/29 for the mouth of the Suwannee River "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 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 Shouldnt personal service mean you get to talk to a person? BEN COLSON Agent email@example.com LARRY MERRITT Agent firstname.lastname@example.org 352-463-2298 305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693 Jim Jones, president of Gilchrist County Cattlemen, and all the cattle men wish to invite you to their annual steak dinner. It will be held Thurs day, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Trenton Elementary Cafeteria. eye steak dinner, music and fellow ship. Tickets are on sale from any Cat tlemen member and at the Extension Wade Street, up until Feb. 13, for a Come and enjoy the fellowship. The annual Character Council Breakfast Kick-off will be on January 28, at 7:30 a.m., at the Bell Community Center. Please RSVP with Events Committee Chair Suzi Wright, no later than January 22, 2014, by phone Character Council breakfast The new year kicks off with a bang as three country music legends perform at Florida Gateway College on January 24. The Roots and Boots Tour, and Aaron Tippin, will take place in the Howard Conference Center for an unforgettable Friday night performance. Tickets for the concert are still available. The show is sponsored by Shands FGC will host country concert Submitted The Garden Club of the Tri of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Fanning Springs Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. Our program for this meeting will be in the form of a Painting Party. You will need to bring a clean, and a pair of disposable gloves. Refurbishing old pots or decorating new ones is an inexpensive way to bring plants and color to life on your deck, patio or your favorite nook, inside or out. Our December Christmas Party at The Lighthouse Restaurant was a great success and a good time was had by all. Some of our members were traveling for the holidays and couldnt attend. We are looking forward to having them back. In early December the members voted to make a donation of $100.00 Garden Club of the Tri-Counties was the Tri -County Food Drive. Lu Ward and myself delivered the check to them. It was accepted with much appreciation. prepared to have some fun. Hope to see you on January 28. Remember, everyone is welcome! There is no better time than now cancer. Join us on January 27, 2014, part in Spirit Night at Beef O The Friends of Friends Team will be hosting the event. Every dollar raised through Relay For Life events helps the American Cancer Society against cancer. We thank you for all you do and hope to see you there! Relay For Life Spirit Night Mark your calendar for Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:00 p.m.,and make plans on coming out to the next Gilchrist REC Meeting at the Bell Community Center. It is now 2014 which means we are in an election year. We will have several great conservative Republican candidates up and down the ballot this year. Come out, get involved, and become part of the process to promote good conservative leaders for our county, state, and nation. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend! Guest speaker for this month will be Gilchrist County Property Appraiser Damon Leggett. Republicans will meet LifeSouth and the communities of and Old Town invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host blood drives in late January and early February. All who donate will receive a recognition item, a complimentary cholesterol screening and be entered to win a PlayStation4. Donors must pounds or more, and have photo I.D. Sixteen-year-old donors must have signed parental consent. For more information about becoming a donor or about blood drives in your area, call LifeSouth lifesouth.org Listed below are the dates, locations, and times at which you may donate blood. Friday, Jan. 24: Walmart, 2201 N. Young BlvdLifeSouth Donor Center, 2202 N. Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd, p.m. LifeSouth Donor Center, 2202 N. 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1: to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3: Court Street, Bronson, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by the Dixie County Rotary Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Tickets can be purchased by calling fgcentertainment.com Community blood drives Jocelynn Marie Cecil cause we have the baby girl weve been dreaming of. Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. She weighed seven pounds and four ounces and measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. Proud parents of Jocelynn are Jared and Stephanie Cecil. Maternal grand parents are Alvin and Kim Akins. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Paula Cecil. Jocelynn Marie Cecil Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Char lotte Houser, Dale Manders, Harry G. Browning, Lonnie Sims, Edward Bayer, Cassie Bowdoin, and Kristie Pearce on January 23rd; Dustin Ca son, Wilbur Langford, and Jimmy Al lison on January 24th; Theresa Sapp, Roberta Sandy, Mary Jane James, Joshua Phillips, Dennis McGee, Jo anna Thomas, and Joe Roth on Janu Gamble, Eddy Scott, Jeremy Cara way, Susan Joyner, Carmel McGee, Quinton DeSalvo, Robert Ward, Jr., Doyle Ridgeway, Ronnie Boyette, Sr., George Anderson, Jason Stew art, Kathy Cook, Johnnie Hunt, and Terrie Dean Warren on January 27th; Maxie Clark, Myrtle Justice, Nicole Miller, Kelly Wells, Mary McLeod, Richard Connatser on January 28th; Shawn Taylor, Shirley Robinson, Quinisha N. Brown, Daniel David son, Gail Dasher, Mary McQuiston, Happy Anniversary wishes to Tom and Sharon Mathis on January 27th; Richard and Kelli Tooke on January 28th; William and Heidi Morgan, Jr., in Gilchrist Co. Marco Antonio Vasquez-Mendez, Garcia, 28, of Trenton, were married on December 22, 2013, by Emma Maria Garcia, notary public. Deivy Alex Cifuentes Del Valle, 27, and Norma Luz Zuniga Cruz, 32, both of Trenton, were married on De cember 30, 2013, by Margarita Ro driguez, notary public. Steinhatchee, and Kimberley Dawnn ried on January 12, 2014, by Zelda Rae Hughes, notary public. Town, were married on January 17, 2014, by Cynthia Chadwick, notary public. in Gilchrist Co. Springs. Brenda Hart and Horace Hart to Johnny Beach and Amanda Beach, warranty deed, gift, 3-8-14. Brenda Hart and Horace Hart to Lindsey Burns and Tyler Burns, war ranty deed, gift, 3-8-14 Portion of. Brenda Hart and Horace Hart to Brandi Spears and Travis Spears, warranty deed, gift, 3-8-14 Portion of. Tennielle Law to James Joiner, quit claim deed, $10.00, 30-716-0000011-0015. Jeffrey Camarda and Glenda Ca marda to Drummond Community Bank, $184,600.00, 26-10-15-03220000-0090. Krishna Ashcroft FKA Krishna Frye to Drummond Community Bank, warranty deed, $32,400.00, 091015-01080000-0850. Melissa Vaglio to Charles Ray Highlander, Jr., and Linda Sapp Highlander, general warranty deed, $0.00, 24-08-16-0000-0003-0040. WF FD Master Lease II LLC to Family Discount Portfolio II $1,403,600.00, 25-08-14-000000030010. Ella III LLC and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Tiffany Kathleen 7-15. W. Bruce Bergdoll Trustee and W. Bruce Bergdoll Revocable Trust to Joseph D. Green, general war ranty deed, $150,000.00, 16101500000059-0000 and 16101500000061-0000. James S. Quincey to James S. Quincey Trustee and James S. Quinc ey Revocable Trust, warranty deed, $0.00, 330414-00000001-2013. Gary L. Ward, Linda C. Quincey, and Elizabeth W. Quincey to James S. Quincey Revocable Trust and James S. Quincey Trustee, quit claim deed, $10.00, 33091400000001-2013. Bonnie Divito, Harold E. Mills, and Helen M. Mills to Harold E. Mills Revocable Trust, Harold L. Mills Trustee, Helen M. Mills Trust ee, and Michael Lyn Mills Trustee, 22-10-14-0000-0005-0000. Land Transactions
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TOGETHER, WELL MAKE ALL OF OUR CHILDREN BETTER. 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. ~Alexander Graham Bell Happy Birthday, Miss Alice! Trentons own Miss Alice White celebrated her 99th birthday this past week. If you dont know Miss Alice Im sorry because she is a very special lady and a real sweetheart. She has pulled a lot of bream and red bellies out of the ol Suwannee and been a longtime friend to many people in Trenton. --Last Thursday night I attended a big county event and brought along this chicken and rice dish. It is not the usual purloo you might expect to see in this column, but its pretty good. Anyway, to make a long story short Ive had a lot of people request the recipe, so here it is: The Sisters Chicken Over Seasoned Rice made chicken broth to make the rice. Sometimes I dice one carrot or use green onions in rice to make it more colorful. You can also add about 1 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley to the rice. Seasoned Rice 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 cup Uncle Bens rice 3 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional 1/2 teaspoon pepper Saute onions and celery in butter until tender. Add rice and cook over medium-high heat until rice turns a golden brown, stirring rice continuously so it does not burn. Pour rice mixture in 10x13 casserole dish and add fresh chicken broth, salt, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 375 degrees. Check to see if rice is done after 30 minutes, it might take as much as 45 minutes before rice is tender. Note: I pull foil back and take out a fork full of rice to taste, that way Im sure its done. Chicken Topping 1 whole small chicken 1 1/2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1/2 can cream of chicken soup 3/4 cup sour cream 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed 1 stick of butter, melted Cook chicken in enough salted water to cover for 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes until the chicken is real tender. Take chicken out of pot and cool, then remove the bones. Measure broth and reduce until you have 3 cups of broth to use in Seasoned Rice recipe above. Stir together soups in heavy pot over medium heat, when hot add sour cream and chicken, mix well and pour over the seasoned rice. Mix butter and the crushed crackers and sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees until heated through. Dear Editor, As I drive around the tri-county area I am totally disgusted at the amount of litter along our roads. traveling through the area were guilty, but then I realized that our county roads and streets were just as littered. That means that our own local people are trashing their own neighborhoods. Why would anyone want to trash our beautiful countryside? Is it because they were never taught any different while growing up? It would be interesting to see the homes of the litter-bugs and see if they also live in litter and trash. Litter-bug is too cute of a term, maybe trash-hogs would be more appropriate! We have dumpsters located every where and also regular garbage pickup in the area, is it too much trouble to use them? We have people who pick up the trash prior to the highway mowing crews but the average person has to look at all this litter for weeks and months before cleanups. I wonder what people from other places think of us as a community as they visit or travel through our area? During my 24 years of military service I travelled all over the world and sorry to say the tri-county area is one of the most littered! Shame on the people who are guilty, but I dont suppose the guilty even read the paper or even give a hoot! Ron Benton Trenton I always know its going to be a colorful week when it starts out with the Journal receiving an e-mail like this: You should send somebody out to the lakes subdivision in Trenton (near Christmas lake) to see what is going on. They [loggers] have been tearing up all the pine trees. We dont know whats going on. I heard one of my neighbors horses had a heart attack because of them, they came in with no warning and the loud noises killed the horse. After they tore the trees down behind our house, there are no trees to protect our gazebo and it blew away. We heard they have to replant? It looks like a bomb went off this way. It looks sad, sad, sad! Oh, and we cant even let our ani mals out to do their business with those machines almost in our yard, and there is no fence. I think a lot of people around here would love to know if they are going to replant and how long till they come back again and create havoc! Mercy sakes. I had to ponder this e-mail for two days before my eyes cleared. While I understand the inconve nience of having a gazebo blown away, and I certainly wouldnt wish a horse a heart attack, much less death, I cant help but think, whatever hap pened to property rights? Should a landowner have to consult with his/her neighbors before building a house, or cutting trees on his own property? Certainly not. On Monday I spoke with the local timber buyer in charge of the timber sale and he told me that the land in question will be replanted in the fu ture. I was also told that the landown er who had the timber cut, much to the dismay of at least one neighbor, needed the revenue to pay for cancer treatments. Perhaps rather than worrying about where their animals do their busi ness, residents living around Christ mas lake might consider rallying around their neighbor. Celbryn Lenora Carlisle Chaiston Virginia Carlisle Dustin and Julie Carlisle are pleased to announce the arrival of their twin daughters, Celbryn Lenora and Chaiston Virginia. The twins were born on September 4, 2013. Celbryn weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and Chaiston weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces. Celbryn and Chaiston Carlisle The Quilters of the Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) will meet Feb. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Recreation Center, which is located at 5701 N. W 34th Street in Gainesville. The topic is A Look at Modern Quilts and the Modern Quilt Movement. For more information, call (352) 373-7791. QACDG will meet Feb. 6
Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 (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 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. Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 5:45 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Rick Reed Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 "Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love." firstname.lastname@example.org www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com Heart Matters By Angie Land PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH WERE LOOKING FOR YOU AT PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Holding Forth the Word of Life. 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:30 PM Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black One of the things I enjoy about Facebook is reading different quotes, scriptures and song lyrics my friends post. What we feel compelled to share will often speak loud and clear about what is going on in life at the moment without having to share the gory details, which by the way, I highly recommend-a wise quote is highly preferable to the gory details! Anyway, a few days ago a young friend shared this thought: Love means never having to say youre sorry. I do love new love and speculated that she had a new boyfriend, and at this point he can do no wrong-not yet anyway. Actually, this famous line originated in a popular 1970s movie called Love Story, and as romantic as this may sound, nothing could be further from the truth. Real love, between two real people, often means saying youre sorry. Because real people make mistakes, are careless with words, and have bad days. This produces a need for real love to include apologies by the offender and forgiveness by the offended. Since the role of the offender will be played by either party at one time or another, it is critical for both to learn to forgive when they are the offended. In their book, The Five Languages of Apology Dr. Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas declare that an apology is the only thing that can enable genuine forgiveness and reconciliation. Further, how that apology is presented the offended being able to offer true forgiveness. Havent we all witnessed the less than heart-felt sorry mumbled between two siblings whose parents forced them to apologize? Come to think of it, havent we all offered a half-hearted apology just to keep the peace when we secretly fumed about not being wrong? These are not the kind of apologies that lead to strong, healthy relationships. When trying to overcome an offense, one of the biggest challenges couples face is realizing what they actually need from an apology. Some need to hear I am sorry from a spouse who has never uttered those words. To some, simply saying Im sorry without asking for forgiveness or accepting responsibility is not a real apology. To others, the need for the offender to make things right is the only way they will feel like justice has been served. What do you need from an apology to offer real forgiveness? What does your spouse need from you when you are the offender? According to Chapman and of an apology make all the difference in how it is received. They include expressing regret (actually saying, I am sorry), accepting responsibility (I was wrong), making restitution (What can I do to make things right?), offering genuine repentance (I will try not to do that again) (Will you please forgive me?). As realize that what you need and what your spouse needs may be different when it comes to apologies. Next, be willing to offer the kind of apology that will open the heart of your spouse toward forgiveness. You may and your marriage growing stronger as you practice the art of a wellspoken apology, because every heart matters! Blessings, Angie Submitted Welcome to the New Year. The Gilchrist County Womans Club January meeting featured an Arts and Crafts Display, showcasing work done by our members. The crafts ranged from quilts to hook rugs, paintings to photography, and an entire section of country crafts. We have some very talented craft-y members in the club, so it was hard to judge winners in each category. Well done, everyone. The meeting was beautifully hosted by the Arts and Crafts Committee. The next meeting will be held on February 13, at the Gilchrist County Womans Club, with a Valentines Day theme. The social starts at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting follows at 7:00 p.m. The clubs Spring Rummage Sale will be held the weekend of March 28. We should start gathering items for the sale. Members are encouraged to bring a guest who is interested in joining the club. For more information, go to www. GilchristCountyWomansClub.org Gilchrist County Womans Club Arts and Crafts Committee Womans Club holds January meeting Prayers requested for Tony Cruse On Thursday evening, Jan. 16, Tony Cruse attended the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerces Annual Banquet. The following morning he had breakfast at one of his favorite spots, The Cracker Box Cafe with his wife and several friends. In a few short days, its hard to imagine that Tonys cancer battle took a turn for the worse, and Tuesday he was moved from the hospital to a Hospice center in Gainesville. Please keep Tony and his family in prayer. January 13, 2014 Jermaine Carl Curtis, 30, of Old Town, was arrested in Dixie County on a Gilchrist County warrant for Violation of Probation-DWSLR Habitual, no bond. Samuel Nathan Corbitt, 21, of Cross City, was arrested in Dixie County on a Gilchrist County warrant for Failure to Appear, $445.00 bond. January 16, 2014 Ryan William Trullard, 28, of Overton, Pinellas County Sheriffs for Violation of Probation-Dealing in Stolen Property, no bond. January 18, 2014 Jason Eric Fowler, 30, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, an Out-of-County warrant, no bond. Arrest Report Gilchrist Sheriffs Volunteers News By Rosemary McDaniel, PIO During the December 3, 2013, meeting, the Sheriffs Volunteers welcomed Lowell Chesborough as a new member of our organization. Also during December, Citizens Patrol vehicles were driven 3,148 miles and volunteers contributed 228 hours of their time while patrolling city and county roads, parks, boat ramps, and closed schools. Volunteers also assisted at the Bell Christmas Parade, Christmas on Main Street in Trenton, the candle light vigil in Bell, and the Trenton Food Pantry turkey distribution. CARE (Check and Respond Every day) volunteers made 39 calls and 33 visits to county residents enrolled in the program. If anyone is interested in learning more about the CARE program or would like to enroll, please call Director Milli Blalock at (352) 463-6570. The next meeting will take place on February 4, at 6:00 p.m., in the public is always invited to attend.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five 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. 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. BELL ELEMENTARY 1/23 3:00-6:00pm AR Afternoon @BES 3:00pm Chorus 1/27-1/31 Literacy Week 1/29 12:45pm Early Release PBS BELL HIGH SCHOOL 1/23 3:30/5/6:30/8 pm JVG/JVB/VG/VB basketball vs/Lafayette Co. Mayo 1/28 TBA Varsity girls basketball District Tourney 6/7:30 pm JVB/VB basketball vs/Oak Hall @BHS 1/29 1:00pm Early Release TBA Varsity girls basketball District Tourney TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1/28 3-6 AR Family Night 1/29 12:45 Early Release TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH 1/23 JV Cheerleaders selling Krispy Kreme to be delivered 1/27 4:30/6/7:30 JVB/VG/VB Basketball at Chiefland 1/24 ACT late registration ends for Feb. 8 test 4:30/6/7:30 JVB/VG/VB Basketball v Union County 1/25 8:00 am SAT in Gainesville 6:00 VB Basketball v Cornerstone 1/27 6:30 Football Banquet 1/28 Varsity Girls Basketball Districts 6:00/7:30 JVB/VB Basketball at Newberry 1/29 1:00 Early Release www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 Submitted Every year, Trenton and Bell Elementary have a School Based Science Fair in December encouraging students to complete a a question, collecting data about it through observation and experiment, Trenton Elementary Principal Lynette see students questioning and testing theories they are interested in and Superintendent Rob Rankin and enrich their knowledge in the areas to expose our elementary students to various knowledge building activities Principal Sherry Lindsey expressed the School Based Science Fair in December to the Elementary District Science Fair that was held on January Charity Aderholt, Caleb Evans, Helen White, Haley Compton, Nathan Gray, Grace Ivey, Janice Nazworth, Rhett Rankin, DeJuan Sheppard, Devin Studdard and Audrey Thomas, Brown Gabriel Buckner, Dezond Chambers, Nathan Garwood, Elementary District Science Fair Sierra Sevigny, Laina Teague, Carly Gilliam, Colby Johnson, Elijah 2014, these students met with judges top Elementary Science Project in their day visiting and participating in This years Elementary District Science Fair Winners were: Second Place: Charity Aderholt Best Photography: Nathan Best Display Board: Hunter DeJuan Sheppard Charity Aderholt Audrey Thomas Submitted These are all the things you could Elementary Students during this years Literacy Week! daily theme, read on the lawn to meet read, enjoyed listening to community Deen Lancaster and Julie Thomas, week was getting to meet two-time The week ended with a bang as the students met with author Diane explained how she writes her books and the process it took to get where having a book signing where she met students worked so hard in November to raise the money to bring Diane students, each one has helped make a lasting impression in their lives TES students meet author Diane Z. Shore Author Diane Z. Shore is shown with Trenton Elementary School student Bailey Russel.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six Lindsey Lander Attorney Obituaries Mrs. Ethel D. Bagley Mrs. Ethel D. Bagley, 101, of Tren ton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton. Ethel was born in Trenton on December 30, 1912, to Samuel W. Dey and Luda Barco Dey. She was a lifelong resident of Trenton. Ethel was a retired book keeper and she was the oldest person and member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Otis McElroy and Charlie Bagley, her son, Caroll McElroy, and a sister, Ortha Mae Dey Prosser. She is survived by a sister, Vera Dey Lindsey of Bell, a brother, Ran dolph Dey of Tarpon Springs, and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at Pine Grove Baptist Church. ate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment to fol low at the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home of Trenton. To offer online condolences or to sign the guest book please visit www. watsonfhtrenton.com _______________ Mr. Robert Bobby W. Corlett Mr. Robert Bobby W. Corlett, 64, of Fanning Springs, passed away January 15, 2014, at Haven Hospice was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois, on September 11, 1949. He retired after a career as an aircraft parts machin ist. Mr. Corlett proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Spending time with his family and celebrating holidays with them held a very special place in his heart. He NASCAR racing. He and his wife were avid sharp shooters. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Martin and Cristel (Gessman) Corlett, and a brother, Terry Corlett. He is survived by his wife, Irene Corlett of Fanning Springs; daugh ters, Krista (Mike) Jones of Wawa ka, Indiana, Sandy (Ryan) Beck of Goshen, Indiana, Dianna Likens, of North Webster, Indiana, and Darlene Lockhart, of Tarpon Springs; sons, Steve Byrd of Corydon, Indiana, Da vid Byrd of Louisville, Indiana, and Dennis Byrd of Jeffersonville, Indi ana; sister, Pam (Bud) Vajarsky of Port Richey; aunt, Kaye Koubeck of New Port Richey; uncles, Frank (Mil lie) Corlett and Rich (Joann) Corlett, both from Port Richey; 16 grandchil dren and four great-grandchildren. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Cath lowed at 2:00 p.m., at Florida Na tional Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com _______________ Mr. William Robert Wild Bill Johns, Sr. Mr. William Robert Wild Bill Johns, Sr., 63, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at his home in Old Town. Mr. Johns served his country in the United States Marines serving in Vietnam. He moved to Old Town from Palm Harbor in 1991 and was a self employed block mason. He worked for 10 years as an instructor with Cross City Correctional. Wild watching football. He was able to see his Florida State Seminoles win the National Championship. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jeffery Darlene Jeff Johns of Old Town; son, William Robert (Ni cole) Johns, II, of Macclenny; grand children, Kayla and Weston; brother, Randy Johns of Steinhatchee; neph ews, Gary John and K. C. Johns; niece, Kristy Roberts, and greatniece, Kaley. A celebration of life will be held February 1, 2014, at Wild Bill and Jeffs home in Old Town beginning at noon. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home of Cross City. _______________ Mr. John Mack Long Mr. John Mack Long, 74, of Cross City, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Gainesville VA Hospital, after an eleven-month illness, sur rounded by his family. Mr. Long was born in Dalton, Geor gia, to William Harrison Long and Bula Faye Long. He attended West side School until he joined the United States Air Force in 1957. He retired as Senior Master Sergeant after 21 years. He came to Cross City in the late 1960s where he was stationed at the Air Force Base here and met and married Ina Clarice Gause Long on February 17, 1961. After retiring from the Air Force, he went to work for and retired from Baker Hughes as a civil engineer. He was a Past Mas ter of the Shamrock Masonic Lodge #268, the Morocco Shrine Temple, the Suwannee River Shrine Club, and Dixie Shrine Club. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Fay Long, and brother, Randy Long. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clarice Long of Cross City; daughter, Debbie (Bobby) Parrish of Cross City; granddaughter, Krystal (Matt) Parker; grandson, Tyler (Sar ah) Parrish; three stepgreat-grand children; brothers, Bill and Jerry Long; and sister, Margaret Pacheco. Funeral services were held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 4:00 ated. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service. be made to the Shamrock Masonic Lodge, c/o Les Flaherty, PO Box 34, Suwannee, FL 32692. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home of Cross City. _______________ Mrs. Helen Martha Mills Mrs. Helen Martha Mills, 86, of Jan. 16, 2014. Helen was born in Hi aleah on March 21, 1927. She grew up in Miami where her parents raised and trained Greyhound racing dogs. It was in her youth when Helen be gan her life long love for training and showing of horses. As a young woman she met Harold Mills, her husband of 67 years. To gether the two of them built their life which involved growing their cattle farm and rodeo competitions on the weekends. Harold competed in calfroping while Helen mastered trick riding and barrel racing. She was active in the First Bap taught Sunday School for nearly 40 years. Her interest included horse riding, gardening, working cattle, and raising orphan calves. She is survived by her husband, Lee Mills and Lyn Mills both of three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at the Reverend Gordon Keller and Tommy was Saturday, Jan. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com _______________ Mr. Wayne Plennes Mr. Wayne Plennes, 67, of Bell, died on January 14, 2014, at the Gainesville V.A. He was born in Wis consin on May 26, 1946. He served in the Army in the Viet nam War where he was a decorated soldier. When he returned he became a train yard man. He then moved from Wisconsin to Largo to work for Lay man Building Materials. Then he be came a master carpenter. He moved to Bell in 1993 and went to work for Avery Roberts of Lake Butler. Wayne was predeceased by his wife, JoNelle Jody Plennes, broth er, Neal, and parents, Katherine and Walter Plennes. He is survived by his son, Russell Weenick of Branford; daughter, Nat alie Raiford of Virginia; sister, Karen Both of Wisconsin; brother, Mark Plennes of Arizona; eight grandchil A Memorial service will be held at Landmark Baptist Church, off High way 129 in Branford, on January 29, at 4:00 p.m. There will be a luncheon at the church after the service. The burial will be at the National Cem etery later this year. _______________ Mrs. Syble Grace Eidson Reid Mrs. Syble Grace Granny Eidson Reid, 90, of Fanning Springs, passed away January 16, 2014, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in Bremen, Georgia, to the late William Henry and Lena (Stamps) Eidson on May 20, 1923. She moved from Breman, Geor gia, to Orlando in 1940, and then County her home for the last 53 years. Her main and most important job was taking care of her family and home and she was an organizer and leader for 4-H, a seamstress, band booster, and caregiver. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, canning, and be ing with family and friends. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her hus band, Henry Lee Reid; son, William Newton Reid; parents; two brothers; two sisters; and a great-granddaugh ter, Hailey Grace Kennedy She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Wylene (Jackie) Kennedy of Fanning Springs, and Ruth Marie (Dennis) Clubb of Surrency, Georgia; sons, Martin Wyatt (Madge) Reid Reid of Gainesville, Robert Lee (Ra mona) Reid of Ocklawaha; brother, Billy Eugene Eidson of Carrollton, Georgia; 14 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren, and nine great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at Hardeetown end Tom Keisler and Reverend Tony hours prior to the service on Monday. following the services. Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Online condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiersbaxley.com _______________ 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 Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2013-CA-60 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522, Plaintiff, v. CHRIS W. SANDLIN, BRANDY SANDLIN, and MARLENA V. VERNON, Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, S 89 W, 220.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 W, 376.12 FEET; THENCE RUN N 00 W, 221.64 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 E, 410.02 FEET; THENCE RUN S 07 W, 224.24 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH A 1996 DOUBLEWIDE CHADE MOBILE HOME, VIN NUMBER: GAFLT05A24945CW21 AND GAFLT05B24945CW21. Commonly known as: 3030 SW 20TH STREET, BELL, FLORIDA 32619 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on March 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining with the Clerk of Court no later than a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-000065 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd. St. Simons, Island, GA 31522 Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS, AND TRUSTEES OF GARY DEGN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY DEGN, and CITY OF TRENTON FLORIDA, Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 4 OF RACHELSON UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 518 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 200 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST 95 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 125 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 95 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1969, LAMP LIGHTER MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: 8634. Commonly known as: 832 NE 3RD AVENUE, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on March 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining with the Clerk of Court no later than a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 21-2013-CA-000010 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE RALI 2002-QS12, PLAINTIFF(S), VS. WILLIAM KEVIN COATES A/K/ A WILLIAM K. COATES; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM KEVIN COATES A/K/A WILLIAM K. COATES; WACCASASSA LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4 THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14, 2014, and entered in Case No. 21-2013-CA-000010 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank Trust Comapny Americas As Trustee RALI 2002-QS12, is the Plaintiff and William Kevin Coates a/k/a William K. Coates; Tenant #1 n/k/a Mark Cason and Waccasassa Lake Property Owners Association, Inc., are Defendants, the Gilchrist County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, Gilchrist County, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 17 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 44 AND 45 OF WACCASASSA CAMPSITES UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1992 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) GAFLN34A15282FH AND GAFLN34B15282FH AND TITLE NUMBER(S) 0063983959 AND 0063983960. A/K/A 8740 SE 66TH CIR, TRENTON, FL 32693-1902 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the days after the sale. Dated in Gilchrist County, Florida this 14th day of January, 2014 Todd Newton Clerk of the Circuit Court Gilchrist County, Florida (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should contact Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1contact Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693 Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ___________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 21-2013-CA-35 CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF BARBARA J. ROWE, DECEASED, ANITA M. KING, HOLLY M. BOTTS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure dated January 13, 2014, in Case No. 21-2013-CA-35, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and THE ESTATE OF BARBARA J. ROWE, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST BARBARA J. ROWE, DECEASED; ANITA M. KING; HOLLY M. BOTTS; MARY PETERS; TERESA CORIELL; and TIMOTHY ROWE are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in front of the south doors of the Courthouse in Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on February 24, 2014, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: Lot Two (2), Block 12, Unit 1, SUN N FUN, a subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book No. 1, Page 46, of the Public records of Gilchrist County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of lis (60) days after the sale. DATED: January 14, 2014. TODD NEWTON Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: L. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven PUBLIC MEETING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Please take notice that the Three Rivers Regional Library Board will hold a spe cial called meeting on Thursday, January 30th, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Head All interested persons are invited to at tend and be heard. Please be advised, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Person with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in Published January 23, 2014b. ______________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. __________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED it is assessed are as follows: deemed according to law, the property 13, 2014b. ______________ GILCHRIST COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 1st Public Hearing Notice These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improve ment activities as acquisition of real ness, purchase of machinery and equip ment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Ad ditional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will each activity that is proposed, at least moderate income persons. In developing an application for submis minimize displacement of persons as a velop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys economic and community development needs will information concerning the public hear The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an inter preter for the hearing impaired or the vi ing and an interpreter will be provided. ing to attend the public hearing should prior to the meeting and a language inter preter will be provided. To access a Tele handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should prior to the meeting. during the regularly scheduled Board of or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. Published January 23, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2013-CA-102 DAVID E. ROBERTS AND WANDA L. ROBERTS, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. ROBIN L. HALL AND DAVID B. HALL, Husband and Wife, if alive and if dead, their respective, unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against the hereinabove individually, and THOMAS P. HOOLIHAN AND JOHN H. HOOLIHAN, if married, if alive and if dead, their respective, unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against the hereinabove individually, Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: John H. Hoolihan 3440 Marinatown Lane Fort Myers, Florida 33903 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title as to the following described lands: LOT 3 ROCK BLUFF SPRINGS SUBD CONT 10 AC 75/19 91/154 108/426 142/283 146/421 serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on RONALD W. STEVENS Petitioners attorney, whose address Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 13, 2014. Clerk of Court (SEAL) Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 463-3170 (Voice & TDD *711) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING Thursday, Jan uary 30, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., in the Tren cluded on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Scheduled GuestsPolice Chief Candidate Interviews D. Action Items E. Public Comments F. Adjourn decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter con sidered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testi mony and evidence upon which the ap peal is to be based. Taylor Brown Published January 23, 2014b. ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING velopment Agency will meet Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Items included on the agenda are as fol lows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Consent Items D. Discussion Item Public Restroom Project E. Public Comments F. Adjourn decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter con sidered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testi mony and evidence upon which the ap peal is to be based. Taylor Brown Published January 23, 2014b. ______________ Legal Notices
Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO.: 21-2012-CA-000069 DIVISION: CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. JOHNNY EVANS, JR., et al Defendant(s). ________________________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 14, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 21-2012-CA000069 of Circuit Court of EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST County, Florida wherein CENLAR FSB, is the Plaintiff and JOHNNY EVANS, JR.; JUSTIN D EVANS; LESLIE R EVANS; MONICA EVANS; GIBBES U MILLER, JR.; MAXIE MILLER; FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTH DOOR OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 14 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 14, 2014. Todd Newton Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ Case No: 21 2013-CA-69 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522, Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF GARY D. TANOUS, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT DENISE L. TANOUS, et al., Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 4, SHADY BEND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: 7189 NW 52ND STREET, BELL, FLORIDA 32619 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on March 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, at the courthouse steps, located at Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. __________________ LEGAL NOTICE The Suwannee River Economic Coun cil, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting for the Executive Committee Members on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Administration Published January 23, 2014b. ______________ THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Legal Notices CASE NO: 13000072CAAXMX DEUTSCH BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-HSBC1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007HSBC1, Plaintiff, vs. ELAINE G SAUERMAN, et al., Defendants. ________________________________/ To: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ:LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2), BLOCK ONE (1), OAKWOOD ESTATES AS SAID LOTS ARE SHOWN ON A MAP OR PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1975 CNCR DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME I.D. #336747889A AND I.D. #336747889B BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ELAINE G. SAUERMAN BY DEED FROM JIM J. HODGE A/K/A J.J. HODGE AND WIFE, PATRICIA ANN HODGE RECORDED 10/13/1995 IN PLAT BOOK 0232 PAGE 0018, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA defenses, if any, to it on Amber B. Parker, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court this 31 day of December, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of Court (COURT SEAL) BY: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 16, 23, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO. 21-2012-CA-000038 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, v. WELDA L. BRUNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WELDA L. BRUNER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. ________________________________/ Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 20, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on January 8, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gilchrist County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE RUN ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, NORTH 89 DEGREES, 26 MINUTES, 42 SECONDS WEST 1334.27 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, NORTH 00 DEGREES, 13 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS EAST 531.58 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 31 MINUTES, 15 SECONDS EAST 1333.71 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE RUN ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 10 MINUTES, 20 SECONDS WEST 533.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 99 N.W. 40TH AVENUE, BELL, FL 32619 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South Door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main, Trenton, FL 32693, at eleven oclock a.m., on March 10, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of lis after the sale. Dated at Trenton, Florida, this 9th, day of January, 2014. Todd Newton Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 16, 23, 2014b. ______________ Deceased. The administration of the estate of CLIFTON WALLACE MIKELL, deceased, whose date of death was August 12, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other person having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 2 (TWO) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Notice is January 16, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: David Miller Lang, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 463-7800 Personal Representative: Zelda Lynn Mikell 3039 SW County Road 232 Bell, Florida 32619 Published January 16, 23, 2014b. ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE This notice is to inform the patients of Dr. Robert Vaughan of his retirement ef in Trenton. Published January 16, 23, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO. 21-2008-CA-000017 Division No. Gilchrist Section. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. JACQUELINE L. BALL, et. al., Defendant(s) ________________________________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 7, 2014, and entered in Case No. 21-2008-CA-000017 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is Plaintiff and JACQUELINE L. BALL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, in Trenton, Florida,, at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 40, OF OAK HALLOW NORTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES(S) 14 AND 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 HOME DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS FLHML2B139821365A AND FLHML2B139821365B. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at GILCHRIST County, Florida, this 9th day of January, 2014 Todd Newton, Clerk GILCHRIST County, Florida (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 16, 23, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO. 2013-CA-000071 AMERIS BANK, a Georgia Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522, Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF ERNEST SULLIVAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHERS PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF BARBARA SULLIVAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERNEST SULLIVAN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARBARA SULLIVAN, HOPE HODGE, THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 8239 SW 75 WAY, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 a/k/a 7970 FLORIDA STREET, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693, Defendants. ________________________________/ TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF ERNEST SULLIVAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHERS PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF BARBARA SULLIVAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERNEST SULLIVAN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARBARA SULLIVAN, HOPE HODGE, THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 8239 SW 75 WAY, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 a/k/a 7970 FLORIDA STREET, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action Court, County of Gilchrist, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17, NORTH 01 DEGREES, 19 MINUTES, 08 SECONDS WEST, 277.735 FEET TO AND FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 01 DEGREES, 19 MINUTES, 08 SECONDS WEST, 413.792 FEET TO A POINT THAT INTERSECTS THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SEABOARD COASTLINE RAILROAD THENCE RUN ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SEABOARD COASTLINE RAILROAD SOUTH 29 DEGREES, 28 MINUTES, 55 SECONDS EAST, 377.081 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 64 DEGREES, 06 MINUTES, 56 SECONDS WEST, 195.688 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 1989 EDGE MOBILE HOME; I.D. #: GAFLJ07A17858EW; TITLE #: 47335731. Commonly known as: 8239 SW 75 WAY, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 a/k/a 7970 FLORIDA STREET, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693. response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses to it, if any, on Timothy D. Padgett, P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days court wether before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 13 day of January 2014. CLERK OF COURT (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ___________________ CASE NO. 2012-CA-000108 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD M. DUPONT, JR., ET AL. Defendants ______________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000108, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida. BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY (hereafter ), As Plaintiff and RONALD M. DUPONT A/K/A RONALD M. DUPONT, JR; SUANN MILLARD A/K/A SUANN M. MILLARD A/K/A SUANN M. DUPONT; FLORIDA CREDIT UNION; WALTER H. WELLBORN TRUSTEE OF THE WALTER H. WELLBORN LIVING TRUST DATED THE 4TH DAY OF OCTOBER 1993., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, at 11:00 a.m., on the 17 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: DATED this 14 day of January, 2014. Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers As Deputy Clerk Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO. 21-2013-CA-000008 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINE NOONAN SMITH F/K/A CHRISTINE NOONAN A/ K/A CHRISTINE N. SMITH A/K/A CHRISTINE SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE NOONAN SMITH F/K/A CHRISTINE NOONAN A/K/A CHRISTINE N. SMITH A/K/A CHRISTINE SMITH N/K/A CRAIG DONALDSON; JOSEPH SMITH A/K/A JOSEPH TERRENCE SMITH A/K/A TERRELL SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. ________________________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 13, 2014 and entered in Case No. 21-2013-CA-000008, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE NOONAN SMITH F/K/A CHRISTINE NOONAN A/K/A CHRISTINE N. SMITH A/K/A CHRISTINE SMITH N/K/ A CRAIG DONALDSON, CHRISTINE NOONAN SMITH F/K/A CHRISTINE NOONAN A/K/A CHRISTINE N. SMITH A/K/A CHRISTINE SMITH, JOSEPH SMITH A/K/A JOSEPH TERRENCE SMITH A/K/A TERRELL SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION,, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, at 11:00 AM, on March 17, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: DATED this 14 day of January, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers As Deputy Clerk Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit 8.org Published January 23, 30, 2014b. ______________ CASE NO.:09000096CAAXMX CITIMORTGAGE INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MANUEL RESTO, et al Defendants. ______________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated January 14, 2014, and entered in Case No. 09000096CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST COUNTY, Florida wherein CITIMORTGAGE INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and MANUEL RESTO, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at GILCHRIST County Courthouse, South Doors of the Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 14 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of days after the sale. Dated at Trenton, GILCHRIST COUNTY, Florida, this 14 day of January, 2014 Todd Newton Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers As Deputy Clerk
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Page Ten THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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 Guthrie, who was truly surprised to hear that he had been named Citizen of the Year, acknowledged his good friend DeWayne Yates and his wife, Amie Guthrie. What makes Gilchrist County so special, Guthrie explained, is that everyone in the community is so intertwined, that it breeds success. The 2013 Business of the Year award recipient, Gilchrist Trucking is a product of hard work in good times and in bad, explained D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Gilchrist Trucking owners Donald and Julie Green started their business in the early 1990s with just one truck. Over the years, their Gilchrist County-based business has grown to include 15 full time employees and two part time employees. Today, they have nine company owned trucks on the road, four leased trucks and of Gilchrist Truckings business is farm-related. Duke Lang presented his longtime friends, Ted and Marjorie Henley with the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award. A Gilchrist County native, Ted was the Gilchrist County Citizen of the Year in 2000 and later inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame in 2006. Married for 53 years, Ted and Marjorie have volunteered their time to serve others in the community through numerous causes including, Toys For Tots, the Masonic Lodge, and the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Volunteers. Marjorie was mentor to many local school children during her 38 years spent working as a secretary at Trenton High School. As the Henleys son Juan said, They are the most giving people I know. They will do anything for anyone at anytime. The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department has donated a total of $62,000 to various charities over the years through fundraisers including their monthly pancake breakfast. From the Suwannee River Fair Boosters to the Salvation Army and troops overseas, the Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department has helped numerous causes, leading it to be named the 2013 Civic Organization of the Year. Currently, the volunteers are working to raise funds for the Fisher House in Gainesville, which is a comfort home where families can stay at no cost while a loved one is in the hospital receiving treatment. Karen Jones presented plaques to the Chambers 2013 holiday lighting contest winners. In the business second place-Grace Ministries. In the Bell Town Hall and the Gilchrist County Courthouse took second place went to Raymond and Patsy Avery, second place was Maxine Parrish, third place was Doug and Lisa Johnson and fourth place went to Pat and Peggy Sellers. Dr. Robert and Joan Vaughan won and Trenton Floral and Gifts had the best window display. As he closed out the 2013 banquet, Michael McElroy said, We hope you had an enjoyable time tonight renewing old acquaintances and making new friends. Remember to support fellow Chamber of Commerce members by patronizing local businesses. Continued from page 1 D. Ray Harrison, Jr. presented a plaque for Business of the Year to Gilchrist Trucking owners Donald and Julie Green. The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was named 2013 Civic Organization of the Year. Pictured from left, D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Don Alexander and Charlie Perez. Harrison presented the award. The 2013 Trenton High School Football Team won a Gilchrist County Recognition Award, along with a state championship. Shannon Smith presented the award to Coach Andrew Thomas. Coaches Scott Guthrie and Todd Bryant also accepted recognition awards for their state championship winning teams, the Gilchrist Lightning 12U softball team and the Trenton High School baseball team. Shannon Smith helped Bryant coach the Trenton High School baseball team to a state championship win in 2013. Bell High School student Katelyn banquet. Along with Karina Turner, Madison Mower, Shyne Vantassell, Malorie Whitley, Jordan Beck, Penelope Sutliff, Amanda Gordon, Deisy Jimenez, Shaye Colson, Erik Walker, Erin Jones, Madi Silliven, D. Sheppard, Otis Ware, Michael Smith and Stephen Smith.