Gilchrist County journal

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Gilchrist County journal
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Thetis F. Fisher
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Trenton Fla
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 49 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.netTrenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 24, 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 April 24, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Boaters urged to stay o ooded riversBy Carrie A. Mizell Citizens who live along the Suwannee River near Hart Springs attended the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday intent on voicing their with a representative from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). County Administrator Bobby Crosby told the county commissioners and citizens gathered that he had and been told that it would likely be two months before she would be able to attend a meeting of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to listen to residents concerns. We need to get their [FWCs] attention, said County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Weve got a lot of concerned citizens in this room. We could sit here and talk about it all night, but its not going to do any good if theyre not here. They need to know were not too happy. County Commissioner John Rance Thomas agreed, pointing out that two months from now, when an FWC representative is available to attend a meeting, the river will likely be down. Many residents who live along the river near Hart Springs feel that the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) should calibrate their monitoring machine at Hart Springs so that accurate, localized water level readings can be taken there, rather than going by the gauge at Wilcox. When its nine feet at Wilcox and two feet deep under our house, Lynn Davis said. Davis, who lives along the river near Hart Springs, would like to see No Wake signs posted earlier and if there are lights on the signs, she would like to see them working. Residents also would like FWC restrictions, for boaters who are not rivers. Commissioner Harrison pointed out that FWC does not care if boaters private property by speeding through a No Wake zone. The only thing we can sell them on is safety, Harrison said. Crosby gave out a phone number for FWCs Boater Safety Division and asked residents to call, (850) 6179493, with issues. Harrison reminded residents that if they do call the FWC number to talk about safety concerns related to the danger of objects like mean for boaters traveling at unsafe speeds, instead of complaining about the harm those boaters are doing to private property. Hart Springs resident Paul Redd said there is absolutely no reason for anyone to put a boat in the Suwannee River right now. People who dont have any property down there [at Hart Springs] dont have any business being down there, Redd said. People drive down there by the truckloads, theyre The county administrator explained that Gilchrist County lies in what FWC and the SRWMD have deemed Zone 4, which is a 37-mile stretch from Rock Bluff to Fowlers Bluff. According to the county administrator, 4 into three different zones, so that different wakes can be set related to the rising waters and the variance in river bank. For instance, Rock Bluff is a high, rocky bank, but the river bank gets progressively lower as one goes down river. However, the changes will be implemented, and without a representative from FWC in attendance at their Monday meeting, its really anyones guess. In the meantime, the county commissioners directed the Boards attorney, David M. Lang, Jr. to study how the county can properly close boat ramps along the river in times of Board of County Commissioners and announced a combined decision to close all boat ramps on the Suwannee River in Levy County, due to rising river conditions and hazardous navigation. The ramps at Clay Landing, Fowlers Bluff and Camp Azalea were all closed until further notice. that anyone who is on the water needs to be respectful of the No Wake provision, which is implemented to reduce damage to homes on waterfront properties. The sign Road Under Water didnt deter this driver on CR 344, but the water covering the highway leading into Hart Springs must have. By Carrie A. Mizell Casting a ballot in upcoming elections could soon be as simple as showing ones drivers license. Connie Sanchez, Gilchrist County supervisor of elections, recently announced plans to purchase 12 machines from VR Systems, a Tallahassee based electronic hardware and software company. Elections supervisor moves toward electronic poll booksThe state has been pushing electronic poll books for awhile now, but I have been trying to hold off on buying them, Sanchez said. Levy County has had them for awhile and Dixie County just got the electronic poll books this year. Electronic poll books, or EViD, as they are commonly referred to, check-in, eliminating the need for paper registers. The machines communicate with the countys voter registration system and other EViDs, continuously receiving voter activity, which prevents double voting and provides up-to-date status of each voter. According to Sanchez, once purchased, the machines will be loaded with Gilchrist Countys voter database, and up-to-date eligibility information will ensure that elections are conducted with the highest standard of accuracy. The technology reads the voters name and date of birth from a magnetic stripe, on the voters drivers license. EViD then prints a ticket declaring the type of ballot a voter needs, for instance a democrat or republican ballot. Another advantage, according ballot accounting accuracy, because total tickets and voting authority slips generated by the EViD stations the vote-tabulation equipment ballot totals with the number of voters that checked in to vote. On Monday, Sanchez said she can purchase 12 machines, which would be one for every precinct in the extra machine, for a total of $18,000. With the additional training and setup fees included, the total cost is $23,435. Marion County purchased the 12 machines last year, but traded them in for new, smaller versions before they were ever used for an election, Sanchez explained to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners on April 7. The By John M Ayers The Bell Lady Bulldogs softball team clinched their third straight District 6 1A title Thursday evening by beating the Hilliard Flashes, 5-1, in Trenton. Bells Shelbie Hutto pitched a twohitter to lead the Bulldogs defense in the runner-up position in District 6. Bells Lady Bulldogs District 6 1A Softball Champions are shown after Thursday nights win over the Hilliard Flashes. Pictured back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Drue Barry, Katarina Kresovic, Jaycee Thomas, Raychel Thomas, Ashley Williams, Shelbie Hutto, Kelsie Parrott, Head Coach David Halter, Bryn Thomas, Katelyn Blong, Baylee Rolling, and Assistant Coach Krystal Holley. Front row, left to right: Mika Ward, Makensie Parrott, Victoria Ryan, Savannah Loveday, Kylee Barry and Cassidy Panchyshyn. Photo by Donny Joiner Photography.Lady Bulldogs win third straight District 6 1A softball titleThe Lady Bulldogs played great team defense in this championship game to take the title, Coach David Halter said. The victory gives the Lady Bulldogs Hamilton County on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in The Desert. In last weeks win, the Lady Bulldogs had a strong offense as Katelyn Blong, junior shortshop, had 2 doubles and 1 RBI as she helped to provide a spark to the Bulldogs 3 runs a junior third baseman, had 1 hit, scored 2 runs and had 1 RBI. Vickie Ryan, senior second baseman, had 2 stolen bases and scored 1 run. Bryn Thomas, a seventh grade designated player, hit a solo homerun. Bell scored 2 runs in the 4th inning and 3 in the 5th to take the title. The Bulldogs now sport a 16-10 regular season record. Hamilton County, the runner-up in District 5, was defeated by Lafayette County, 11-0, on Thursday afternoon in Mayo. Hilliard will travel to Mayo on Tuesday, Apr. 29, to face the Lady Continued to page 10 Gilchrist County 4-H would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy all types of fun and entertainment on Saturday, Apr. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex. Gilchrist 4-H Festival is Saturday The Gilchrist County Sheriffs demonstration for the public to enjoy beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a Camo Beauty Pageant, clown magician, music and singing by the 4-H Guitar Club, self defense demonstrations, a beekeeper demonstration and much more. All kinds of food will be available from various vendors and yes, they will have funnel cakes! By John M. Ayers The weather is beautiful and the Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the 5th Tournament at Suwannee Marina on April 26. Rotary Clubs 5th Annual Fishing Tournament is Saturday inshore, freshwater, and offshore. freshwater divisions will be a 3 p.m. to the scale by 4 p.m. tournament are invited to attend a The entry fee is $125 per boat. This includes dinner for both the captain older, are $25 each. For more information, as well as an Running of the Bulldogs(Relay For Life Fundraiser)Saturday 9 a.m.Bell High School 5K Run/Walk

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Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Gilchrist County Journal USPS-218-620PUBLISHED 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 StateCARRIE AYERS MIZELLASSOCIATE EDITORCindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Donna Jones, Beverly Langford, and Chris Rogers ASSISTANTSEntered 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 IIEDITOR, 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. Breaking Barriers and Building Lives with Mike Hagens Strength Team will perform free of charge at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds on May 2-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly. Sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the event is open to all ages. Strength team will perform Tide Tables For The Week of 4/24 to 4/30 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Come join us for Family Night every fourth Friday at 6 p.m.!  We serve dinner for a donation of $5.00 adults, $2.50 children.  The canteen is open during the movie.  Each month, we show a different familyoriented movie.   Admission for the movie is free.   The American Legion Auxiliary uses the donations for  the dinner and snacks  to help with programs, activities, and needed supplies for the veterans and children in our community .     The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams.   We look forward to seeing you!American Legion hosts Family NightThe Character Council is sponsoring its annual Character Celebration and Dessert Auction on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at Otter Springs Park Lodge, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. The dinner is free, but each attendee is asked to contribute a home made dessert for the auction. Please place dessert on a plate or in a container which you do not want returned. An RSVP is required by contacting Suzi Wright at (352) 3168806 or (352) 225-2625 or email WrightKarenSue@yahoo.com.Character Celebration Thank you for your support and purchase of our animals at the Suwannee River Livestock Show and Sale. Jonah Brock, Flagler Construction Equipment Gene Parrish, Parrish Land Surveying Smith Asset Management Co. Trey Smith, Double A Farms Jennifer Ellison, Attorney at Law Mark Hatch Daryle and Barbie Higginbotham, Taste of Dixie Diner Duke Energy Gene Higginbotham, Dixie County Commissoner Frank Darabi, Darabi and Associates Jason Holifield, Dixie County Commissioner Cynthia Munkittrick, Dixie County JudgeJaxon and Dalton NesSmith THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT AT THE SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR!County Commissioner John R. Thomas Craig Mikell Farm Bureau Insurance Michael Osteen, P.A. Attorney Superintendent Rob Rankin Diamond 99 Watermelons 83 Farms Agri-Lawn SantaFe Ford Beef O Bradys Gilchrist Boosters Judge Sheree LancasterJarrett Douglas CareerSource Florida Crown has announced they will present the 2014 Resource/Job Fair event to be held in Fanning Springs, on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suwannee River Shrine Club, located at 7821 Highway 26, Fanning Springs. This will be a resources and job fair for employers, veteran and civilian job seekers and community partners. to noon will be reserved for veteran job seekers. Employers with job openings are encouraged to sign up and reserve a table at no cost. Civilian job seekers, veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, qualifying military spouses are encouraged to attend. Veterans and service members are asked to bring a copy of their DD-214 or proof of their military status/service. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with potential employers, build professional contacts and test the job market. All are encouraged to DressFor-Success while taking this next step into a professional business environment. Gilchrist County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a speech contest for students. All participants must be a resident of Dixie County or Gilchrist County and be between age 14 and 18 (having their 19th birthday no later than September 19, 2014) The county winner will participate in a district contest and the district winner will then compete in the state contest at the Florida Farm Bureau Convention later in the year. The county deadline is May 5, 2014. The contest will be May 12, 2014 at the Gilchrist County Farm will receive $200 and the second place winner will receive $100 and the third place winner will receive $50. Please contact the Gilchrist County entry application and additional information at (352) 463-2298. Submitted Enter your favorite pie in the Pie Baking Contest. There will be three prizes, with each winner receiving Great Outdoors Restaurant.  The judges will be chefs from our local pie will be featured on the menu at the Great Outdoors Restaurant for the month of May. We have two local celebrities joining us this year   Cowboy Steve from the Big 98 in Live Oak will be doing live broadcasts from the festival on Saturday morning, and Big Red of  K Country will be doing live broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. There will be two historic Shoot Outs each day.  This years Pioneer Costume Contest is open to all ages. There will be two categories; infants, children up to 17, and adults 18 and up. Three prizes will be awarded in winners and their families will be invited to ride on the Chamber Booth in an Annual Twilight Christmas Parade in December.  At the Historic High Springs Elementary School Building there will be several major attractions, including a new display in the Railroad Museum, a Historic Quilt Show featuring quilts with a story, and the Black History Museum artifacts and displays of historic black culture in High Springs. Visiting the 38th Annual Pioneer Days Festival will be the perfect family outing! Please feel free to call (386) 4547610 for additional information. All team captains, or a team member, mark your calendars for Bank Night, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fanning Springs Community Building (behind the Cadillac Motel). We would like to have monies collected to that point turned in. Also, tee shirts for participants will be given to the captain or representative that attends. Paint the Town Purple is April 28, 2014 and those participating in the contest need to have the photos for judging to Tracy Ridgeway by May 1. We are getting closer the the event date, Relay For Life of The Tri Counties, May 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex ( travel approximately 4 light in Trenton) as we are Hunting for a Cure. For more information, contact Tracy Ridgeway at tridgeway@ or Kyle Stone at (352) 246-5920 or (352) 376-6866. The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Trenton Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if you did not graduate from THS, and you want to come, come on. We will be honoring the Classes of 1964 and 1965. We do not have everyones address, so please spread the word and call me so we can get an address. Invitations will be mailed sometime in August and the price will be $20 per person. Please mark your calendar, and if there are any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us: Jennie Lou Colson Sharp at (352) 493-4638 or Diana Webb Harrison (352) 463-2147. THS Alumni Reunion will be Sept. 27 Veterans Resource/Job Fair is May 15 Farm Bureau to hold speech contest Pioneer Days Festival is this weekend Relay For Life meeting for team captains Dress in your Sunday best on Saturday to attend a Downton Abbey Mystery the Guardian ad Litem program. Hosted by the Guardian Foundation Board, the third annual tea will be held at the Suwannee Valley Shoppes Ice House, located at 517 North Main Street in Trenton. Tea sandwiches, brewed tea cookies and quick breads will be served at the Mystery Tea, which will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve your seat today by stopping by or calling the Suwannee Valley Shoppe at (352) 463-3842. Cost is $30 per person. A 501 (c)3, the Guardian Foundation provides resources not available through state funding to help normalize the lives of abused, neglected and/or abandoned children by offering the same opportunities afforded children outside the dependency system. Every child deserves and wants to be treated like they are normal. The children in the Florida State Dependency System do not live in a normal world. They do not have the advantages of participating in school activities and day-to-day life experiences taken for granted by most families. They often feel they are outsiders Guardian Foundation gives abused in and have the natural experiences and advantages of childhoodexperiences that help them grow and mature into healthy, productive adults. The Foundation supports the children and the Guardian ad Litem Program by providing grants for after school activities, clubs or athletic memberships, uniforms and equipment, camp scholarships, prom dresses, extraordinary basic needs, gift cards for birthdays, special occasions, teenagers in independent living, and Be an Angel Holiday Project. The Foundation also supports volunteers working directly with the children through training, recognition and recruiting. As well as, advocates for GAL Program state funding or legislation, while also working to educate the public about the Guardian ad Litem Program and being a community team member for child advocacy. For more information on the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, contact Susan Faulkner-ONeal at (352) 745-1212, susanoneal@live.com For information on the Guardian ad Litem Program, contact Lynn Deen, Mystery Tea will benet Guardian ad Litem The April meeting of The Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Our program for this month will Garden Club importance of Habitat Creation. Our speaker will be  Jeff Hansen from Florida Museum of Natural History and McQuire Lepidoptera Center. For any members that have not paid their dues, this months meeting is the deadline.  Our dues are $10.00 a year.  Just a reminder  for anyone  interested in hearing the program, or any of our programs, membership is not required for one to attend.  Visitors are always welcome. Happy Birthday wishes to Anna Smagacz, Jennifer Guthrie Wilkerson, Donald Hilliard, Marie Lane, John Parrish, Maria Lord on April 24th; Gary Rexroat, Vida Watson, Donna Raney, Joanne McLeary, Stephen Thurman, Buddy Taylor on April 25th; Amanda Thomas, Courtney Martin, Brett Diaz, Leslie Jenkins, Pat Calonge, Jacklyn ODonnell, Regina Pearce, Rhett Watson, Jan Warren on April 26th; Chris Rogers, Kendrick Gent on April 27th; Mike Harrell, Will Knighton Robinson, Rick Gooding, Charles Middlebrooks, Jay Wallace on April 28th; Amy Deen, Flora Sandlin, Beth Latner, David Allaire Tracy Brown on April 29th; Donna Owens, Henrietta Percivat, Gabriel Kaleb Coulon on April 30th. Happy Anniversary to Mr. and David Day on April 30th. Mr. and Mrs. James Nobs of Bell are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie Nobs to Mr. Hunter Baker Wills, son of Mr. Allan Carol Wills of Moultrie, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. J Stephen Gupton Jr. of Valdosta, Georgia. Julie and Hunter are graduates of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College of Valdosta with an Associate of Applied Science Degree of Culinary Arts. They are both employed by Steel Magnolias Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. The wedding is planned for October 2014 in a Georgia vineyard.Hunter Wills and Julie NobsMiss Nobs, Mr. Wills announce engagement Leslie Adam Junkin, 30, and Jessica Lynn Blythe, 28, both of Trenton, were married on April 5, 2014, by Minister George Ellis Blythe. Roy Lee Foshee, Jr. 42, and Amanda Lynn Hodge, 32, both of Fanning Springs, were married on April 11, 2014, by Beverly Nash, notary public. Andrew Hilary Valentino, 27, and Diane Marie Cowart, 25, both of Trenton, were married on April 19, 2014, by Mary T. Dotson, notary public. Marriage Jeffrey Scott Sharp, 44, and Andrea Joven Pe Benito, 28, both of Newberry. William Jack Owens, 24, of Fanning Springs, and Lacy Dee Graham, 19, of Gainesville. Patrick Owen Smyth, 34, and April Danielle Gilliam, 31, both of High Springs. SocialsVivian Kisha Bwenge, of Newberry, was named to the Deans List for the Fall 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Bwenge is enrolled in the universitys College of Arts & Sciences.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALPage Three THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 By Cindy Jo AyersJohns CommentsBy John M. Ayers A licensed private home for seniors overlooking the Suwannee River. For seniors who need safety and care of 24/7 assistance, this housing option is DIFFERENT than all the rest. It is our mission to ensure the best possible health & well-being for residents wholistically while striving to maintain dignity, privacy and independence. Full RV hookup sites and private boat docks open to family members.Call352-542-7079 or visit suwanneebell.com AFCH Lic# 6906671Where peaceful living comes naturally! Suwannee Bell Residence Youre Cordially Invited to aDownton Abbey Mystery Tea Florida Saturday, April 26, 2014 ~ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Suwannee Valley Shoppes Ice House 517 North Main Street, Trenton, Floridato benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program Reserve your seat by stopping by or calling the Suwannee Valley Shoppe 352-463-3842. $30 per person, cash or credit card. Get Real life insurance that comes with a real agent.BEN COLSONAgent ben.colson@ffbic.comLARRY MERRITTAgent larry.merritt@ffbic.com 352-463-2298305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693Providing 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. NOW AVAILABLE: AFFORDABLE MEDICAL PROGRAMS Call 1-800-942-2003 Today!FLIC PREMIER OPTIONS BENEFITS/PLANS DAILY ROOM INTENSIVE CARE SURGERY IN OR OUT PATIENT ANESTHESIA WELLNESS DOCTORS OFFICE(ILLNESS)EMERGENCY ROOM(INJURY)PRIVATE DUTY NURSING AD&D SPECIFIC INJURY PPO NETWORK/DISCOUNTRX CARDPRICE SILVER$1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 $500/day Up to 20 days per year $5,000 per Schedule Unlimited Procedures 25% of Surgical Benefit $200 Mammogram $50 Pap $25 4 visits per insured category $100 4 visits per insured category $100/day Up to 20 days per year X Up to $1,800 per Schedule Included Age 18-39 $60.78 40-59 $70.72 60-69 $107.74BRONZE$1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 X X X X X $200 4 visits per insured category X X Up to $1,800 per Schedule X Age 18-39 $30.70 40-59 $36.23 60-69 $52.65 "Your Full Service Florist"721 East Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-9176or Toll Free 1-866-261-7986 Laura Teague / Charlotte Pedersen Owners Hours: M-F 9am 5pm Sat. 9am 12pmwww.flowerstrenton.com John Gray Taylor more. Slow Baked Beans greased. Original Creole Seasoning, sale. Thank you Gilchrist County Womans Club members Patricia Yates, Mary Jo Gilchrist County Womans Club Langford recognized as top graduate

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Page FourGILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALTHURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014Spring Ridge Church Heart MattersBy Angie Land Bethel Baptist ChurchBible 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 352-463-20287070S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 32693"Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love."bethelit@bellsouth.net www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com (One Block Past Otter Springs Resort)Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.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 Dont Miss our 2nd AnnualSpring Bible ConferenceatPriscilla Baptist Church5509 S.W. County Road 232 Bell, FloridaApril 27 April 30Special Speakers for every Service!!! Sunday Morning 11 am ................ Bro. Rick Lawrence Sunday Evening 6 pm ................ Bro. David Jones Monday Evening 7 pm ........... Bro. Andy Cook Tuesday evening 7 pm .......... Bro. Robin Thomas Wednesday Evening 7 pm .... Bro. Ray ScottSpecial Music at every Service! For more information, call 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 4050 US Hwy 129, Trenton, FL 32619.YOUTH RANCH RODEO SERIES MAY 10 Landmark Baptist Church is holding an old fashioned tent revival April 27-May 2 at 7 p.m. each night. Bro. James Lockhard of Somerset, Kentucky will be the guest speaker. The church is located one and one-half miles north of the Santa Fe River, one mile south of Hwy 27 on SR 129. Everyone is welcome!Old Fashioned Tent Revival next week Poll of the WeekGo to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think Trenton and Bell schools should hold their proms in Gilchrist County rather than Gainesville? Submitted We would like to invite you to participate in the Paint The Town Purple Day event for the Relay For Life of The Tri Counties on Monday, Apr. 28, 2014. Paint the Town Purple is an activity of the American Cancer Society that promotes cancer awareness, and gives individuals, teams and communities cancer. It helps create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people get well, stay well, This day encourages businesses, churches, and community members to wear purple and display purple ribbons/decorations to bring awareness to the American Cancer Societys many programs and services in our community. The color purple represents every of Relay For Life. A panel will judge the best decorated place and the winner will Relay For Lifes Paint the Town Purple Day is MondayNow & ThenBy Carrie A. Mizell Last week I met a man at Winn Dixie who had $8 in his left pocket and was trying to decide between buying diapers for his baby girl or milk and bread to sustain his wife and three children. It was an unlikely meeting since it occurred on Tuesday afternoon. You see, Im never in Callahan on Tuesdays. Im always tied to my desk at the Journal working on the newspaper until at least 5 p.m. But last week, I worked half the night on before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and somehow get Allie Claire to school in Folkston, Georgia on time. She was 20 minutes late, but we made it. Our life is more than a little chaotic these days! After I picked my girl up from school that afternoon, we broke from our traditional Wednesday grocery shopping adventure and hit Winn Dixie on Tuesday. I loaded the kids into the buggy and headed for the bakery to secure two complimentary cookies, all the while praying that the cookie would help my son, who hates to shop, behave for the 30 buggy. Unfortunately, I rolled up cookie box. No kidding, there was nothing but a few crumbs left. Little did I know, the Cookie Monster shops Winn Dixie in Callahan on Tuesdays. Allie Claire accepted the news with a solemn shake of her head. Whitt, on the other hand, demanded, Took-e, mom-e! Took-e, mome! He was ticked and didnt care who knew about it. I wheeled down the neighboring baby aisle and was staring at the products in front of me, trying to recall if my 2-year-old (who will likely never be potty trained) needed diapers or wipes. All the while, hes hollering from the buggy, Took-e! Took-e! I was shame faced, but not surprised. After all, this is pretty much how our buggy rolls at Winn Dixie. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a man standing halfway down the aisle from me. He was studying the smallest package of generic brand diapers and he would pick one up and put it back. Pick one up and put it back. He was completely unaware that I was watching him, in an effort to distract myself from the heathen child strapped in my buggy. I smiled to myself and thought bless his heart, his wife didnt tell him what size diapers to buy and hes right this minute trying to guess how much his baby weighs. Finally, he walked away, with no diapers. I watched him walk to the end of the aisle, and turn toward the end cap, with his back to anyone who might be walking by and notice him. I watched as he dug bill out, followed by three ones. Then I watched as his shoulders sank and in that moment, my heart also sank. You see, I realized that he didnt have enough money to buy diapers for his child. Not even the smallest package of off brand diapers. Without thinking, I turned to Allie Claire and told her to keep an eye on Whitt, who was still bellowing for a cookie. I said, as I so often do, Start screaming if anyone walks up brother, Allie. Then, I walked to the end of the aisle and said, Sir, do you need some diapers? He looked up at me, as if he hadnt known just moments before that we were both sharing the baby aisle. How in the world could he have missed me? Me?! Ol screamers momma, Im hard to miss in a store these days. He shook his head and said, No maam. No maam, Im okay. I said, No, youre not okay. You need diapers, or you wouldnt have been on the baby aisle looking at them. Please let me buy you some diapers. And just like that he started to cry. And then I was crying. Crying for a man in a Hardees uniform who was getting up and going to work every day, trying to support his family, but was still forced to choose between diapers and staples like bread and milk. I knew he wasnt on government assistance, because if he was bread and milk would be free (and probably the diapers too). He told me that he and his family were trying to get by, but there just never seemed to be enough money. I looked at my two precious children over in our buggy. The oldest looked bored, while the other was still steady begging for a took-e and I thanked God silently that they have never known such desperate times. Sure, its raining cats and dogs and some of daddys tractors are parked and about under water, but theyve not once gone without food, and generic diapers have never touched their backsides. How blessed are we? I bought the man a case of diapers and would have given him every dime I had in my purse, but he refused any other assistance. He wouldnt let me buy formula, wipes, or even the bread and milk he needed. And he even refused Pampers and insisted that his baby girl, who hes clearly crazy about. He told me how that little bitty girl has him wrapped around her as he talked about her. I had the opportunity to pray with this man, both of us still crying, and later I watched him walk out of Winn Dixie with a great big smile on his face, but not before he turned back to me and said, God bless you, maam. He had a box of Kuddles under one arm and a bag with milk and bread in the other. And I was still crying, because meeting this man wrecked my heart. I really struggled with sharing this because I worried that people might misinterpret my actions. Im not saying, look at me, look what I did, because what I did doesnt amount to much in the grand scheme of things. I share this only to say that there are SO SO SO many people around us hurting, some with physical needs, others facing spiritual turmoil. Every night Adam and I pray that God will help us slow down and recognize opportunities to share our faith. We know the Lord places people like this man, who just need a little help, in our path each day, one right after the other they come by, but so often we get caught up in what we have going on and we miss the chance to show love to others. I could have easily let my own little Cookie Monster distract me, and keep me from meeting a need in this mans life, but Im so grateful that I didnt just keep walking. Instead I had the opportunity to teach my little girl what it means to show love to people who are hurting. Its unlikely that Allie Claire will grow up to be a star athlete, but hopefully, she will develop a servants heart and a desire to help people who are struggling. In the grand scheme of things, I would say thats far more important than taking home a championship trophy. Sure, its great to be a winner, but whats really important is how you play the game. Wheres your heart? be placed in the newspaper. Everyone participating in this contest needs to submit your photos for judging to Tracy Ridgeway by e-mail or bring them to the Gilchrist County Courthouse by May 1. If you cant submit a photo but want to be included in the competition, contact Tracy. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri Counties on May 2, 2014 at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex in Trenton, beginning at 6 p.m. as we are Hunting for a Cure. The American Cancer Society invites everyone to join the fun, simply by logging onto the website ideas on how to Paint The Town Purple at a school, town, college or workplace. For more information, contact Tracy Ridgeway at tridgeway @ or (352)463-3445 or Kyle Stone at (352)246-5920 or (352)376-6866. Donna Stacy & Kentucky Sleepy Hollow will perform at the Wild Hog Canoe Race on Saturday Apr. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., playing the traditional sounds of Bluegrass & Gospel music, with roots that run deep, out of the hills of the Appalachian mountains. Their unique blend of traditional music and harmonies brings to life that high lonesome sound. For more information on the 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe Race, visit the website at www. Wildhogcanoerace.com. All proceeds go to L.A.R.C.Live music at Wild Hog Canoe Race SaturdayKids are awesome. If we would only pay attention, we could learn so much from the way kids operate. They have this undisguised way of letting you know what they need and are perfectly honest about what they have to give. Caden is my two year old grandson, and I am his Gigi. Just for the record, I am also Gigi to his 6 month old sister, Jolee, but he is not willing to acknowledge this fact to date. When he and Jolee are at my house, he patiently allows me to hold her just long enough for a feeding, but is soon ready for me to give her back to Mom or Dad. Obviously, he has more important tasks for me like playing trucks or reading his newest book. Last week, Caden and Jolee, along with several other family members came to our house for dinner. I was busy the entire time getting the meal had what they needed. When dinner was over and the kitchen clean, Caden came and grabbed my hand and pulled me back in the kitchen. Thinking he wanted dessert, I followed. He led me right into the walk-in pantry and closed the door behind us. There we stood, in complete darkness. I couldnt see anything, and wondered if he was about to get scared. So I said, Well, Caden, what are we going to do now? In the dark, I felt his little hands pat my legs. In that moment, I understood exactly what he wanted: my undivided attention. He wanted to be with me in a place of no distraction from anything or anyone else. So we stood, in the dark, without saying a word, until he was ready to re-join the family. He opened the door, gave me a big grin, grabbed my hand, and off we went to play the next round. The next morning while I was reading my Bible, I remembered mine and Cadens time in the closet. It occurred to me that Jesus motives behind his invitation to meet us in our prayer closets are likely the same as Cadens. He wants to spend time with us, with our full attention on him. In fact, Jesus was the best example of this one-on-one time with His Father. In the gospels we read such verses: he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. (Matthew 14:23) and But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke teach and to be healed, but he made sure to have opportunities to focus His full attention on God alone. Like Jesus, we need time to withdraw from the all the things that compete for our attention and spend time alone with God. Like Caden, we need to get in position so that all His attention can come our way. I have a feeling this little guy is going to teach me way more about Jesus than I will end up teaching him. Because every heart matters! Submitted On Sunday, Apr. 27, Spring Ridge Church will be having an Old Fashioned Fish Fry at Poe Springs Park (on County Road 340, approximately 3 miles west of High Springs) from 1:00 p.m. til dusk. The large, air conditioned pavilion in the park has been reserved for the day. Table games, outdoor days activities. If you would like to be part of this wonderful day, please call the Spring 4844. Come relax, have fun, enjoy a great meal, meet some old friends, make new ones, and just have a really good time! Dont miss out on this special day! Spring Ridge Church, where the difference is worth the distance! Top seed Trenton High School is hosting the District baseball tournament this week. The District 6 1A baseball tournament got underway Tuesday night as Hilliard faced Cedar Key in game 1 at 4 p.m. The Bell Bulldogs faced Hawthorne in the night cap at 7 p.m. The winner of these two games advanced to play on Thursday. On Thursday night the Bronson Eagles, (second seed team) will play the winner of Bell vs. Hawthorne at 4 p.m. The Trenton Tigers will face the winner of the Hilliard vs. Cedar Key game at 7 p.m. The winner of the Thursday night games will advance to Friday night to play in the championship game that will begin at 7 p.m.Defending State Champs to host District 6 1A tournament

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALPage Five BELL ELEMENTARY 4/24-5/7 FCAT Testing 4/24-4/25 Volunteer Week 4/24 8:30am Pre Kg Field Trip (Museum) @Gainesville 4/25 8:30am Kg Field Trip (Homosassa Springs) 4/29 4th 9wks Progress Reports go Home BELL HIGH SCHOOL 4/24-5/7 FCAT Administration Varsity Baseball District Games @Trenton 4/24 8:30am-2:30pm JROTC Compass Course @Hart Springs 3:30pm USSA Basketball @BHS New Gym 6:00pm FFA Banquet (Cafeteria/Auditorium) BHS 4/25 Grad Bash @Bush Gardens 4/26 9:00am 5K Running of the Bulldogs @BHS Track 4/29 4th 9wks Progress Reports go Home TBA Varsity Softball Regional Semi-Finals @Trenton TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4/23 Kindergarten cap and gown pictures 4/29 Pre-K end of year program for Buck/Caron and McGee/Roberts classes 3-6 AR Family Night Progress Reports go home TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH 4/24 3:30 Free sports physicals football/cheer/boys weightlifting Gym Open gym for girls interested in volleyball in the fall 4/26 3:00 Grad Bash for Seniors 4/28 Miss Relay for Life Pageant" forms due to Mrs. Akins at TES Civics EOC starts 6:00 Basketball Banquet 4/29 Progress Reports Printedwww.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTSGilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 VIDALIA Onions Jumbo Size10 lb. bag ... $6.95 25 lb. bag ... $14.95If you would like to order any onions, please call Gilchrist County Farm Bureau by May 1. Delivery to County Farm Bureau office will be May 19 23, 2014. Sale 352-463-2298Sweet Pictured front row, left to right: Cheri Langford-THS principal, Lynette Langford-TES principal, Rick Reed-BHS principal, and Sherry Lindsey-BES principal. Back row, left to right, Lindsey Lander-school board attorney, Superintendent Rob Rankin, school board members Deen Lancaster, Michelle Walker-Crawford, Bob Clemons, Julie Thomas, and Cloud Haley.Submitted Superintendent Rob Rankin has announced that the Gilchrist County School District earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Gilchrist County School District earns continuing SACS accreditation Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held on January 23, 2014. SACS CASI provides nationallyrecognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASIs high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and educators, stated Superintendent Rankin. Submitted Orientations will be held for the next years Kindergarten students at Bell Elementary School and at Trenton Elementary School. Bells Kindergarten orientation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. Trentons orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. Parents and children will meet in the cafeteria of each school and will have an opportunity to meet school personnel and visit the Kindergarten classrooms. Cookies and milk will be provided for the children. After the orientation, parents may register their Kindergartner for the 20142015 school year. A new Kindergarten student September 1, 2014. The following documents are needed to complete the registration: 1. Proof of childs birth 2. Childs recent physical (dated within one year of starting school) 3. Childs current immunization record (**Read about updates below) 4. Childs Social Security card (optional) 5. Proof of county residence (such as an electric bill, homestead exemption form, property tax receipt, voters registration card or rental receipt with landlords proof of county residence) Kindergarten orientation and registration for 2014-2015 school yearChildren who have attended PreKindergarten or Head Start Programs and are to start Kindergarten this year are required to have updated: 1. Registration forms 2. Immunization records (**Read about updates below) 3. Proof of County residence Beginning with the 2008/2009 school year, children entering kindergarten are required to receive TWO doses of varicella vaccine. Parents may pick up a registration packet at either school. If the parent does not have all the required documentation needed for registration, they may turn in the packets when they have all the information or return the completed packet in before school starts. However, children are not placed on teachers rolls until their Registration Packets are complete. If parents have any questions about kindergarten registration requirements, please call: Bell Elementary School at 463-3275 Trenton Elementary School at 463-3225 Submitted Open auditions will be held for Gilbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance Jr. at the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players, on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theatre, which is located at 25 Childrens summer theatre opens auditions Participants should be between the ages of 6-18 and still be attending school. Show dates will be July 25-27 and August 1-3. For additional information, please visit our website at svplayers.com or call (352) 493-ARTS, you may also contact the director, Laura Blanton at (352) 221-3976 or email her at lblan2001@gmail.com This production is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining as its predecessor, Gilbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance Jr. spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALPage Six SPANN'SHeating & Air Conditioning, Inc.463-6440SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONManual D & J and Energy FormsMobile 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 CERTIFIED FIRMTommy Parrish 352-317-2688PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall RepairCARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washingpsnorthfla@bellsouth.net SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIRONE CALL DOES IT ALL!ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service InstallationRA0016184 ER0004960 IN-HOUSE-FINANCING AVAIL.24-7 Fabian Lamenta, LLC EXPERIENCED RELIABLE CONFIDENTIAL FAST Agent( 352 ) 493-0406 or LOCAL GET OUT OF JAIL...9151 NE 80th Avenue Bronson, Florida 3262124 HOUR SERVICE352-486-1971 DIXIE LEVY GILCHRIST & SURROUNDING AREA Arrest ReportApril 14, 2014 Desire Lynn Watts, 23, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, for Out of County Warrant, Dixie County, $2,000.00 bond. April 15, 2014 Byron Leonard Dawson, 32, of Bell, was arrested by Sargeant Gaston, Resisting Arrest Obstruct without Violence, Failure to Appear X3, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $38,000.00 bond. April 17, 2014 Christopher William Davis, 29, of Old Town, was arrested by Sargeant R. Browning, Dixie County Sheriffs for Failure to Appear for Possession of a Controlled Substance, $25,000.00 bond. Paul Manuel Langford, 29, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Lee, Battery Touch or Strike, $2,500.00 bond. Ronald Wayne Rudd, III, 25, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Scotty Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Georgia, no bond. April 19, 2014 Kassie Leighana Dewees, 24, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Thomas Strickland, Gilchrist County and Out of County Warrant X2, Alachua County, $10,000.00 bond. Joseph Michael Hummel, 33, was arrested by Trooper Sullivan, Possession of More Than One Valid Drivers Licenses, Possession of not More Than 20 Grams of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Parphernalia, $3,500.00 bond. Alagie NMN Manneh, 30, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Alachua County, $30,000.00 bond. April 20, 2014 Dewayne Guy Edwards, 61, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Taylor Lindsey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Kyle William Stull, 22, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Taylor Lindsey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs bond. James Frances Koltz, 86, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Whitaker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs $100K and Shoplifting Petit Theft Second Offense, pending. For Life. Wyatt Beach was named the winner and voted crowd favorite. Second place was The Orange Man Group. Third place was a tie between Steven Meyer and Evalyn Frazier. Judges were Jaleesa DeSousa, Mike Potter and Linda Gartin. Gilchrists Got Talent Submitted After a very long day in Central Florida, the Bell High School Bulldog Track team had a strong showing Meet at The First Academy School in Orlando on Wednesday, Apr. 16. The girls and boys teams faced great competition from hundreds athletes from dozens of public and private schools from around the state of Florida. It was a great day, and many of our individual athletes and relay teams had their best times of the year, said Coach Brad Surrency. Highlights of the day included the in 6th place and the boys 4x400 team seconds away from qualifying for the Ashton Mathews placed second in the girls shot put, throwing 31 feet, 7.5 inches allowing her to go the state of North Florida. The State Finals will be on May 2nd. Ashton has worked hard and did a Terry Carnley commented. We are extremely proud of her. It has been an outstanding year for Bulldog Track and Field and the future is looking very bright for this program. Many thanks for all of the wonderful support from the Bell community, teachers, administration, and parents this season. Go Bulldogs! Individual and Team Results: Girls Shot Put Ashton Mathews 31 feet, 7.5 inches 2nd place Boys 4x400 m relay Dillon Reid, Jacob Floyd, Logan Cutts, Randy Oslager 3:43.00 5th place Girls 4x100 m relay Samantha Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, Aida Valdes, Tori Lea 56.64 6th place Girls Discus Ashton Mathews 89 feet 7th place Boys Shot Put Jonothan White 39 feet, 00.25 inches 9th place Girls 4x400 m relay Tori Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, Taylor Rogers, Samantha Lea 4:41.90 9th place Boys 4x100 m relay Cole White, Randy Oslager, Justin Terry, Austin Ritchey 47.01 9th place 110 Hurdles Jonothan White 18.19 9th place Boys 4x800 m relay Johnny Zuniga, Devin Townsend, Jovani Arenas, Logan Cutts 9:32.48 10th place 300 Hurdles Jonothan White 46:18 11th place 800 m run Logan Cutts 2:13:57 Boys Discus Justin Terry 98 fett 13th place 110 Hurdles Von Woodby 20.80 14th place Boys Triple Jump Von Woodby 36 feet, 5 inches 14th place area teams, go to www.eliterunning. net .BHS track team nishes strong season When news happens, call the Journal

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALPage Seven Obituaries Lindsey LanderAttorney STORE HOURSMonday Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: ClosedCome check out our new store layout and merchandise.SHOP LOCAL!Best Drugs 220 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693-0790Phone (352) 463-2240 Fax (352) 463-1645 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693homes@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 1987CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 Mr. Lee BallardMr. Lee Ballard, 83, of Gainesville formerly of Cross City, passed away Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014. Mr. Ballard graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and then enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1951. He served in Alaska from 1953-55. He worked as a Manager for Loss Prevention for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service. He was a long time member and Past Executive Director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) and a Shriner. He enjoyed scuba diving all over the world and was a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. He was an avid traveler, having covered all of the 50 states and Canadian provinces. He and his grandson, Geoff, enjoyed touring many of the national parks together. Mr. Ballard was a member of the Westside Baptist Church where he was a deacon and senior adult Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Keeley Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 20 ter, Brenda (Chris) Hartwell of Joey Brown and Brett Williams. A memorial service was held, Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church, Gainesville with Minister of Youth and Families, Asa Walker quests that you make donations to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home or The Westside Baptist Church Building Fund in Gainesville. Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________Mr. Norman Francis GarrettMr. Norman Francis Garrett of Old Town, born January 25, 1931, passed away April 17, 2014 from an extended illness. Mr. Garrett was born in Pleasantville, Iowa and attended elementary schools there. He later moved to California, continued his education and graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, California in 1948. He retired in 1993 from Elliott Corporation in Jacksonville, where he was a Gas and Steam Turbine Technician and a Master Machinist. He lived in the Yulee area for 29 years before moving to Old Town approximately 10 years ago. Mr. Garrett was a Korean War Veteran and a past member of the V.F.W., the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) auxiliary and had a private pilots license with a single engine rating. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cross City He was preceded in death by son brother, Garland Barnett Garrett. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vada June Ritchie Garrett of Bennett of Augusta, Georgia, Josephine Hancock Mericle of Tampa, Dawn and Michelle Garrett, both son Treager of Fayetteville, North Carolina (Ft. Bragg) and Cheyenne diah Pearson and Quintin Pearson of St. Augustine, Jackie Pearson of Folkston, Georgia, Caleb Mericle of Tampa, Anthony Eubanks and Dakota Eubanks of Tampa, and Shayne Bugrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services and interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with full military honors at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________Mrs. Martha Smith Gulick Mrs. Martha Smith Gulick, formerly of Suwannee, passed away on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 at her home in The Cove at Tavares Village, Tavares, where she has lived for the past 11 years. Prior to moving to Tavares, she and her husband Jim Gulick lived in Suwannee for 23 years. They served as Republican State Committeeman and Committeewoman for Dixie County for 17 years. She was a member of Mid Lakes Christian Church in Tavares. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Gulick. She is survived by her daughter Tika Gulick and two nieces, Genvieve Smith and Tirrill (Tom) Colberg. A memorial service will be held at The Cove in Tavares Village on Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in Keen Cemetery, Suwannee. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, (352) 498-5400. _______________ Mrs. Betty Jo HicksBetty Jo Hicks, 83, of Plain City, Ohio, passed away on April 14, 2014. Mrs. Hicks moved to Ohio several years ago to be closer to her family, after residing in Bell for over 20 years. She was a former member of the New Hope Advent Christian Church. She enjoyed country music and Elvis, in her motor home with her husband, John Jackson Hicks, who passed away in December 2005. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry Allan and grandchildren, John Hicks and Lori dren, Ryann Hicks, Brenna Hicks and Brady Sundbury. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, where she was laid to rest next to her husband. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, was honored to serve the Hicks Family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiersbaxley.com _______________Mrs. Joan Malinda HoltJoan Malinda Holt, 73 of Lake Butler passed away Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. Mrs. Holt was born August 18, 1940 at Lake Shore Hospital to the late Howard and Isabel Banks Mann. She has lived most of her life in Lake Butler moving away to Gilchrist County where she worked as a CNA at the Medic Ayers Nursing Home until she returned to Union County 17 years ago. Mrs. Holt was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Butler and also volunteered at the S.R.E.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Holt, Sr. She is survived by her two daughson, Thomas A. Holt, Jr. of Lake sister, Torena Rowe of Starke Funeral Services for Mrs. Holt were held Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 in the First United Methodist Church in Lake Butler with Pastor Dan Search Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. _________________Mr. Donald O. MathisDonald O. Mathis, age 78, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Mathis and Hattie Thomas Mathis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and retired from the Division of Forestry. He is preceded in death by his parter, Nell Hutchinson. He is survived by his wife, Moena sisters Nancy (Richard) Stone and grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor be made to: Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.watsonfhtrenton.com _______________ Mr. Ronald E. NettlesRonald E. Nettles, age 65, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at his residence. Ronald was born on April 14, 1948 in West Palm Beach, to James Edward Nettles and Mary Christine Griffen Nettles. He has resided in Gilchrist County for about 15 years. He worked as a butcher his whole life. He was a simple man who enjoyed riding four wheelers, playing in the mud and hanging out with the guys. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Christine Nettles and his brother Michael Nettles. Larry (Barbara) Nettles of Williston, Terrie Nettles of Boynton Beach, and Tinia (John) McCleese, of Trenton. AJ Davis, Trevante McCleese, Lacianna Davis, Mackenzie Nettles and Marissa Nettles. The family will be having a Meday, Apr. 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Larrys house, 14650 NE 75th Street (CR335) outside of Bronson. Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home, (352) 4638888. Offer online condolences or sign the guest book at www.watsonfh trenton.com _______________ Mrs. Vida Faye WeeksVida Faye Weeks, age 79, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in 20, 1934 in Zephyrhills, to Henry Taylor and Mildred Smith Taylor. She was a lifelong resident of Dixie County, a member of Suwannee Fellowship Church in Suwannee, and she was retired from the Dixie County School Board where she was a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by her husband, M. J. Weeks, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, son, Mike (Deloris) Weeks of Suwanchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Town with Pastor Jim Hurst and Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Offer online condolences or sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.com _______________North Florida Livestock ReportFinally got a break in the weather this week and with that came some good cattle on Wednesday, Apr. 16. Slaughter cattle continued to sell really well. We had a nice run of replacement cattle this week and the bringing $1.85/lb! Yearlings fell right in line with the cows and held strong once again with the highest selling at $3.50/lb. Sarah Wilkerson topped the slaughter bull market this week with $122.00 bought by Central Beef, Ronnie Spencer, Etheridge Cattle, and Cracker Cattle tied for top slaughter cow price this week at $109.00 bought by Brown Packing and Central Beef. Douberly Farms sold the highest price replacement cow at $185.00 (WOW!) bought by Circle R Ranch. R. H. Holder topped the replacement bull market with $134.00 bought by Jack Burney. Spencer Green sold the high price pair this week at $1880.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle and the high price yearling went to Jeff Jordan at $350.00 sold by Sarah Wilkerson. Be in the Know! The new Animal ID rule became effective February 19, 2014. A period of continued education has been established to help everyone become familiar with the rule requirements. Please contact Tallahassee to get your Premise ID and your FREE tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call Thomas Holt, State Veterinarian at (850) 410-0900 or Stephen Monroe, Program Director, at (850)410-0944 for more information. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 150.00, 350.00, (295.00) 200-249, 140.00, 330.00, (252.50) 250-299, 140.00, 300.00, (218.75) 300-349, 135.00, 235.00, (202.77) 350-399, 125.00, 200.00, (183.42) 400-449, 130.00, 194.00, (177.93) 450-499, 160.00, 184.00, (172.04) 500-549, 160.00, 177.50, (169.58) 550-599, 140.00, 177.50, (163.13) 600-649, 140.00, 150.00, (146.00) HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 255.00, 295.00, (278.33) 200-249, 155.00, 300.00, (235.00) 250-299, 160.00, 230.00, (199.64) 300-349, 167.50, 205.00, (181.21) 350-399, 125.00, 192.00, (178.86) 400-449, 136.00, 196.00, (172.69) 450-499, 130.00, 190.00, (162.20) 500-549, 135.00, 150.00, (147.00) 550-599, 125.00, 160.00, (145.00) 600-649, 132.00, 140.00, (136.00) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 67.00, 160.00, (111.05) 800-1000, 76.00, 160.00, (107.12) 1000-1200, 70.00, 185.00, (101.78) 1200-1400, 69.00, 137.50, (100.49) 1400-1600, 84.00, 109.00, ( 96.75) 1600-1800, 87.00, 100 .00, ( 94.00) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 91.00, 110.00, (100.50) 1200-1400, 90.00, 122.00, (110.75) 1400-1600, 90.00, 95.00, ( 93.00) 1600-1800, 110.00, 134.00, (121.00) PAIRS: AVG: (1300.00) TOTAL: 430 Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Apr. 17 at the Levy County Quilt been donated and several guests that might join us again on another Thursday. ing the Bible verse quilt blocks on the south wall. They also cleaned out the display cabinet from Ida Maes and found a priceless rate fee schedule for hair cuts ($1.00), teasing, loving care, manicures and other work done at the Beauty Shop. Thanks Lancaster, your help is so important to us. This week we got a package from Fran in Gladwin, Michigan, of quilt need to see. Give me a week or two to put it on the porch. Many of our snowbird friends have been very busy making quilt blocks for the porch. Thank you all very much. Now that Easter is over, come on out before we go straight to summer. The roses are blooming and the rocking chairs are waiting.Log Cabin QuiltersThis is the quilt top in the frame in the sewing room. There is plenty of room for you to come out and help. The price menu from Ida Maes Beauty Shop. Too bad, the prices are much higher now good news the wages are also much higher today. By John M Ayers A Newberry man was driving north, in a 1998 Mitsubishi, with one passenger, on US 27 when he was involved in a freak accident that left him dead and his passenger in serious condition Saturday morning in Alachua County. Wayne Parker, 43, was driving a Montero when he pulled to the east shoulder of the roadway, preparing to make a U-turn onto US 27 to travel south. Florida Highway Patrol Corporal Mark Boatwright reported the driver had performed the turn when he lost control of the vehicle as it entered the west grass shoulder of the Newberry man dies in Saturday accidentroadway. The vehicle entered into a counter clockwise rotation within the grass shoulder while traveling south. The vehicle began to overturn on the shoulder of the roadway. Wayne Parker was ejected during the time the rollover occurred. Emergency Medical personnel were on scene and of the accident. A female passenger, Latanya Parker, 43, of Newberry, was reported to have suffered serious injury in this accident. The passenger was transported to UF Health Shands hospital. FHP reported the driver and the passenger were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. cate of Commendation from American Legion Post 91 last week. Speak out for AgricultureFlorida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking young agriculturists between the ages of 18-35 to apply for its 20142016 State Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are actively involved in their county Farm Bureaus and are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group allows members to develop focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business development, networking and service leadership. Farmers and ranchers interested in serving on the Leadership Group should submit an online application by Aug. 1. For more information, call Michael Rogalsky at (352) 384-2668.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNALPage Eight Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-DR-0072 Division: DR James F. Goff, Petitioner and Lora D. Goff, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lora D. Goff 423 Constitution Ave. Portsmouth, Virginia 23701 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on JAMES E. GOFF, whose address is 5940 NW 12th Court, Bell, FL 32619 on or before April 30, 2014, and at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the of Current Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated March 31, 2014. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Published April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:21-2013-CA-96 IN RE: FORFEITURE OF 1998 FORD F-150 VIN# 1FTZX1726WNB81200 SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SERVICIO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVIDUO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PERSONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: JAMES CANNON 7129 NW 32ND PL., BELL, FL 32619 IMPORTANT have 20 calendar days after this summons to the attached complaint/petition with at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER. 3560 SW CR 334 TRENTON FL 32693 If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ofupon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the Pub. April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014b _______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-99 GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, Plaintiffs, v. SHARON ALLEVA, Respondent. ________________________________/ SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SERVICO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVIDUO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PERSONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: SHARON ALLEVA 1648 CARDINAL CT., MELBOURNE, FL 32935 IMPORTANT you. You have 20 calendar days after a written response to the attached circuit court, located at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you an attorney referral service or a legal aid written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER, 3560 SW CR 334, TRENTON, FL 32693 If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents, upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Designation of Current Mailing and Email Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the address on record at the Pub. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2014b. ______________ NOTICE OF PRE-BID MEETING PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Gilchrist County School Board will conduct a pre-bid meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014 for the following 2014-2015 school year contracted services: Carpet Steam Cleaning Custodial Services for the schools of Bell High, Trenton Elementary and Trenton High Diesel Fuel Painting Services Paper Products & Custodial Supplies Potable & Wastewater Plant Operator Power Washing Propane Gas T ile Floors to include Stripping, Sealing, Waxing, and Burnishing This meeting will be held at the Gilchrist County School Boards Operations facility, located at 1699 S US HWY 129, Bell, Florida 32619 at 2:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for bid acceptance. ing. If you have questions contact the OpDavid C. Spencer Director of Operations Pub. April 17, 24 & May 1, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 21-2014-CP-2 IN RE: ESTATE OF TARA NICOLE BRUDERLY, Deceased, _________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Tara Nicole Bruderly, deceased, File Number 21-2014-CP-2, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. The name and address of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representative are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this Notice is April 17, 2014. /s/ David R. Bruderly David R. Bruderly Personal Representative 79 SE 95th Place Trenton, FL 32693 /s/Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Avera & Smith, LLP Florida Bar No. 0009891 dvallejos-nichols@avera.com 2814 SW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608 Published April 17 & 24, 2014b _________________ ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PROJECT NO. CDBG #11DB-C5-0331-01-PS16 Gilchrist County, (herein referred to bids for the Gilchrist County Community Drainage and Paving Project. This project is funded by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunities and is described as follows: The SE 79th Lane Area Roadway and Drainage Improvements includes the reconstruction of adjacent driveways, addition of driveway culverts, cross drains, and side drains where required, and construction of two stormwater management facilities. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 2:00pm, at 210 S. Main Street, Trenton, Florida, in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room. The bid deadline for receipt of proposal for this project is 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, after which bids will be opened and publicly read. Proposals shall be designated as Sealed Bid Gilchrist County CDBG Project#11DB-C5-03-3101-PS16. Sealed bids will be received Administrator, 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, Florida. All bids must be received by the County prior to the bid deadline date and time to be considered. The project is funded through the Program administered by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunities. Any bids received after considered. Electronic Bidding Documents may be obtained at no cost from: CHW, Inc., Attn: Wendy Mercer, 132 NW 76th Drive, 331-1976 or wendym@chw-inc.com. Questions regarding the bid documents should be directed to: Chris Gmuer at inc.com. No questions will be accepted after 5:00pm on Friday, May 23, 2014. All contractors considering bidding must pay special attention to the MBE/ WBE/Section 3 requirements as required by Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 85.36. Each bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. No bid may be withdrawn for a period time for receipt of bids. The contractor shall begin mobilization and procurement of materials within ten to Proceed. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal Government and State of Florida, and bonding and insurance requirements. placed on the discriminatory vendor list may not submit a bid to contract with a public entity for the construction of a Chapter 287.134. a bid to or contract with a public entity forth in Florida Statute Chapter 287.133. Bidders shall certify to eligibility in the bid proposal. The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b_______________REQUEST FOR BID The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting BIDs for a 2003 Ford F450 Ambulance, VIN # 1FDXF46P63EC43971. This ambulance has a reserve price of $3,000.00. A dollar amount for the ambulance is to be submitted in writing in order for the BID to be accepted and considered. Also listed on the BID submission, must be listed the name of the bidder, and the VIN # of the vehicle you are bidding on. Please note, the ownership of the ambulance will be transferred to the highest current as is state and the successful the Countys property. Payment for ambulance will only be accepted in the form Ambulance is located at 3250 N. US Highway 129, Bell, FL 32619. You may 5400, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru hicle. of the County Administrator, located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by U.S. Mail. They may also be submitted via email to bcrosby@ line is May 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (local will not be considered for award recommendation. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE THE VIN # LISTED ON THE OFFER THAT IS TURNED IN Gilchrist County adheres to the Amerireasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to re-advertise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b ______________ REQUEST FOR BID The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting BIDs for a 2003 Ford F350 Ambulance, VIN # 1FDXF46P63EC91938. This ambulance has a reserve price of $2,500.00. A dollar amount for the ambulance is to be submitted in writing in order for the BID to be accepted and considered. Also listed on the BID submission, must be listed the name of the bidder, and the VIN # of the vehicle you are bidding on. Please note, the ownership of the ambulance will be transferred to the highest current as is state and the successful the Countys property. Payment for ambulance will only be accepted in the form Ambulance is located at 3250 N. US Highway 129, Bell, FL 32619. You may 5400, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru hicle. of the County Administrator, located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by U.S. Mail. They may also be submitted via email to bcrosby@ line is May 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (local will not be considered for award recommendation. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE THE VIN # LISTED ON THE OFFER THAT IS TURNED IN Gilchrist County adheres to the Amerireasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to re-advertise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b _________________________________ DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE, LLC.www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimatescell352-318-3610office 386-935-2180All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck WOLFE PLUMBING, INC.Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME."Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link BoardDanny Hodge(352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-53454110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida Gilchrist County Land Transactionslahan Trustee, Allie Lee Owens Trust warranty deed, $10.00, 18-10-15. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal RepreEstate to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jane Coyne, personal representative deed, $10.00, 22-09-14-0000-00070000. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal Repreerson Berry Mathis, III, personal representative deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-00000004-0000. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal RepreEstate to Patsy Jean Mathis and Tracy deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-0000-00030011. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal RepJr. Estate to Patsy Jean Mathis and representative deed, $10.00, 15-09-140000-0003-0030. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean ranty deed, $10.00, 15-09-14-00000003-0020. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean III, warranty deed, $10.00, 10-09-140000-0003-0020. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean ranty deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-00000003-0010. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jean Coyne, warranty deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-0000-00030020. 14-09-14-0000-0006-0000. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jane Coyne, warranty deed, $10.00, 23-09-14-0000-00100000. Kevin Sellars and William Ashby to Roseanne Taylor, warranty deed, $10,000.00, 17-08-14-0017-000-0080. Penny Langston to Steven Michael Langston and Penny Langston, simpliFloyd S. Underhill and Michael D. White, Jr. to Kenneth Prout, warranty deed, $3,000.00, 190815058000000060 Lot 6 Woodland Acres. LLC, warranty deed, $28,500.00, Lot 7 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1. Bronson Road Baptist Church, rective warranty deed, $0.00, N Fun Unit 6. Elaine Anderson, warranty deed, Unit 6, 1410160556000E0050. David J. Gangelhoff to David J. Gangelhoff, Lori K. Nelson, David J. Gangelhoff co-trustee, Lori K. Nelson co-trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 6 River Bend. Suwannee River Water Management District to Gilchrist County, deed of conveyance, $10.00, 5 & 6-10-14. Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. Kendall to Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. Kendall and Jerry Dale 290716000000060050. Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. deed, $10.00, 290716000000060070. Gillian H. Crewson to Gary J. Hall and Kristina M. Hall, warranty deed, $15,000.00, 080915007500000250. Rosemary Burnham McDaniel to Rosemary B. McDaniel Family Trust, Rosemary Burnham McDaniel Trustee, 10-16-0563-0000-1900. deed, $38,500.00, 2-10-14. Clinton Pedersen Family Trust, ElPeters and Shannon K. Peters, general warranty deed, $127,000.00, 0809140023000H-0040. Betty Vann to Larry R. Wise and Winnie S. Wise, warranty deed, $36,500.00, 32-6-15. Gene A. Rowe and Eugenia S. Rowe to Raymond A. Kerby and Jewell A. Kerby, warranty deed, $67,038.00, 1610-15-0048-0022-0040. Rudolph Singh to John Singh, quit claim deed, $10.00, 34-09-16-02350000-0050. deed, $38,500.00, 02-10-14. Clinton Pedersen Family Trust, ElPeters and Shannon K. Peters, general warranty deed, $127,000.00, 0809140023000H-0040. Betty Vann to Larry R. Wise and Winnie S. Wise, warranty deed, $36,500.00, 32-6-15. Gene A. Rowe and Eugenia S. Rowe to Raymond A. Kerby and Jewell A. Kerby, warranty deed, $67,038.00, 1610-15-0048-0022-0040. Rudolph Singh to John Singh, quit claim deed, $10.00, 34-09-16-02350000-0050. Robert Beach and Jennifer Beach to Robbie Beach and Marnie Beach, warranty deed, $10.00, 19-09-15-00000006-0000. Home Loans Servicing LP to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 16. and Pamela Kay Stanley, warranty deed, $10.00, 35-7-14. William Lee Wade and Shirley Ann $120,000.00, 141014-00000002-0040. Arthur Michael Cannon to Jody Lee Robertson and Jessica Clemmons Robertson, warranty deed, $110,000.00, 360816-02130000-0360. Roger B. Wieland to Michael D. Moore and Tammy Moore, warranty deed, $25,500.00, 080815-000000040020. James Glenn Wright, III to Julio Cewarranty deed, $25,000.00, 16-10-150038-000B-0430. D. Adam Cathey and Kendra L. Cathey to Randy A. Colson and Marci A. Colson, general warranty deed, $45,000.00, 161015-00440000-0460. Connie Sundeen to Daniel D. Joyce and Glenda S. Joyce, general warranty deed, $43,000.00, 161015-004400000290. Joel K. Kulcsar to Nathan Kulcsar and Maria L. Kulcsar, quit claim deed, $10.00, 23-08-16-0323-0000-0370. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 4 and Lot

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ServicesFIRESTINES PAINTING: Residential and Commercial. Licensed and Insured. ________________________________ A/C REPAIRS: ________________________________ The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has low cost neuter vouch cash. We hand out vouchers at the Tren ________________________________ DIXIE MONUMENTS: ________________________________ ELECTRICAL WORK: State Certi and all electrical needs call All Seasons ________________________________ JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: ________________________________ APPLIANCE REPAIR: Lost & FoundREWARD _______________________________Motorcycle2009 HONDA 750CC SHADOW SPIRIT: _______________________________HayHAY FOR SALE: _______________________________LivestockSTUD SERVICES: _______________________________Want To BuyHAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? house! _______________________________ OLD TRACTORS: _______________________________ ClassifiedsClassified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. Page NineParty RentalsSPACE WALK of Suwannee River: or visit us online at www.here comesfun. _______________________________Pre-SchoolKids World Preschool   _______________________________ServicesLAWN MOWING: _______________________________ C & D CLEANING SERVICES: Resi _______________________________ CROSSCUT PLUS LLC: _______________________________ WR PRESSURE WASHING: We offer _______________________________ Spring is around the corner, _______________________________ Ridgeway Lawn Care (352) 463-7075 (office)(352) 463-7302 FAXE-mail: trokerealty@aol.comJEANC.TROKELicensed Real Estate BrokerWEBSITE:www.trokerealtyinc.com730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693 Jean Troke (1st cell) (352) 493-3539 Paul Troke (cell) (352) 221-2999 Jean Troke (2nd cell) (352) 493-5237Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983 Professional Service With A Personal Touch NICE, ROLLING PASTURE ACREAGE, w/ WELL-KEPT M/HOME: 3BR/2BA: Large oaks abound, at this fenced 16.97-acre tract (pictured on the left); w/ lots of pasture space, for horse/livestock), located nearby to SR-47 NE of Trenton. Property has an extremely neat/clean 24x60 Manufactured Home (pictured on the right), w/ spacious living & family rooms, fireplace & bookcases, Main BR/BA suite, stormshelter room, large pole-barn (w/ workshop/tack-room) and lots moreSeller is Motivated says can help on some of a Buyers loan costs; call/email our office today, for full property details $92,000. MeridianBehavioral HealthcareCAREER OPPORTUNITIES!Bronson, Trenton: Case Managers(Adult/Child) Bronson/Trenton/Cross City: Certified Medical AssistantsPlease visit www.mbhci.org to apply! EOE, DFWP, E-Verify ServicesMOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS _______________________________TrainingBECOME A CNA: ______________________________Help WantedTemporary Construction Worker:                     ________________________________ Nursing Positions Available: Ctr. Housekeeping/Laundry Relief: _______________________________ Gilchrist County JournalFAX SERVICE463-7393 WE MAKE SIGNS 352-463-7135 Help WantedSeasonal Grounds Worker:                  _______________________________ DENTAL ASSISTANT For RentLocated in NE Trenton... _____________________________ PRAIRIE OAKS APARTMENTS: Ac _____________________________Real Estate5 ACRES TRENTON: www.Land _______________________________ 1 ACRE BELL AREA: _______________________________ FOR SALE _______________________________ NEW HOMESFOR RENTin Bell 2 BR/2 BAFirst / Last / Security No Pets / No SmokingHometown Realty352-463-9001 352-222-8575 & Gift Shop CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!ELECTRICALPLUMBINGER0004960WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION

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Page Ten THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL RAY HODGE & SONSGive us a call. Ray Hodge,(352) 213-3370 Cell (352) 463-6230 OfficeLAND CLEARING, INC.We would like to give you a bid on clearing your land. Large or small acreage or lots. Pine tops-stumps-trees and more. We also build fish ponds. By Angie Rexroat The cold snap late last week didnt stop everyone at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center, or the Easter Bunny, from coming to town! Ayers welcomed two kindergarten classes from Trenton Elementary School, Ms. Kearneys and Mrs. Hines classes, as well as Mrs. Deens and Mrs. Lovetts PreK classes from Bell Elementary School. The kids hopped off the bus all bundled up as our residents waited patiently, bundled up too! The lawns were sprinkled with tons of colorful eggs and a Once each child chose a resident partner to hold their baskets while they relayed the eggs back, the hunt began! Oddly enough, only three of the four golden eggs were found! The lucky hunters who found the golden eggs were Caedman Searles of Mrs. Hines class, Makenzie Sapp of Ms. Kearneys class and Jaiden Harvey of Mrs. Deens Pre-K class. Each winner was awarded a big bunny rabbit! As all of the children and residents enjoyed cupcakes and juice, a surprise visit from the Easter bunny excited everyone! Lots of photos were taken with that prized rabbit! Last, but not least, an impromptu game of Red Light! Green Light! with the kids before the buses came and scooped them up! Thank you all for a great day and another wonderful egg hunt at Ayers!Easter bunny visits Ayers Health & RehabCaedman Searles of Mrs. Hines Class is shown with Mrs. Taylor. Makenzie Sapp of Ms. Kearneys class found a golden egg! She is pictured with Mrs. Mathews. Jaiden Harvey of Mrs. Deans PreK class is pictured with Mrs. Brantley and the golden egg he found. supervisor of elections said she would like to see Gilchrist County purchase these machines at a cost of $1,500 per machine, rather than purchase brand new machines at an estimated cost of $2,495 each. The supervisor of elections has an annual budget of $280,965, however, Sanchez has asked the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to utilize funds from general revenue to cover the cost of the new equipment, because she would like to have the electronic poll books in place before the August primary election. Sanchez said she may have money in her budget to cover the costs, but its too early to say because she doesnt know what election related up to the primary. Tammy Jones, supervisor of elections in Levy County, said on Monday that Levy County has machine that has been used at the Willow Sink precinct for the last six or seven years. She indicated that poll workers love the convenience the machine offers. Likewise, Dixie County Supervisor of Elections Starlet Cannon said electronic poll books in March. Almost all of Floridas 67 counties have some type of electronic voter utilizing, Cannon said. When we purchased our machines for Dixie County, I was told that we were one of only 10 or 12 counties in the state that have not gone to this. I thought it was important for us to stay up with technology.Electronic poll booksContinued from page 1Tri County Nursing Home Easter EventSubmitted Tri County Nursing Home would like to say a special thank you to everyone in our community that came out despite the weather on Saturday for our Easter event. Also thank you to our volunteers, from New Beginning Baptist Church, AARP, Cookie the clown, as well as Martengale Bluegrass Band. The weather would not cooperate completely with last Saturdays Easter event, however the show must go on. The bounce house and Easter egg hunt had to be canceled due to the weather. We did however continue on, Martengale Bluegrass played throughout the day, and we offered free hot dogs, drinks and chips to everyone that showed up. We started the day with 200 free the day with only 60 baskets left. Since the children could not hunt the children. Cookie the clown painted faces, and in between the rain showers the children played some outdoor games. All in all, the day was a success! Thank you again to everyone who had a hand in making this a day of FUN! Submitted Vickers, a member of the Manatee Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and a resident of Trenton, was recently recognized for her citizenship. She was presented a citation and medal from Commander Vinny George of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087 located in Beverly Hills, Florida. Kimberly earned the award for her outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership in the Sea Cadet program. For the last year the chief has been heading up a volunteer program with a small group of her division cadets at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. Once a month on a non-drill weekend, she meets her shipmates at the center where they visit with residents, play cards, help with meals and generally provide quality time for these heroes that dont always get the recognition they deserve. Kimberly had been volunteering on her own for a few years, but her ability to turn her passion into something that other cadets could share, as well demonstrates her leadership abilities. Manatee Division meets at Station Yankeetown and learns about Naval Service. The Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organization for Americans 11-17 years old. For more information, call the Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or visit them online at www.manateediv.org Thank you to Palms Medical Group, Dr. Bruce Thomas and Mrs. Anita Rielsfor buying my hog at this year's Suwannee River Livestock Fair Your support is greatly appreciated! LandonParrish Trenton FFA Gilchrist County JournalFAX SERVICE463-7393



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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 49 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 24, 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 April 24, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Boaters urged to stay o ooded rivers By Carrie A. Mizell Citizens who live along the Suwannee River near Hart Springs attended the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday intent on voicing their with a representative from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). County Administrator Bobby Crosby told the county commissioners and citizens gathered that he had and been told that it would likely be two months before she would be able to attend a meeting of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to listen to residents concerns. We need to get their [FWCs] attention, said County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Weve got a lot of concerned citizens in this room. We could sit here and talk about it all night, but its not going to do any good if theyre not here. They need to know were not too happy. County Commissioner John Rance Thomas agreed, pointing out that two months from now, when an FWC representative is available to attend a meeting, the river will likely be down. Many residents who live along the river near Hart Springs feel that the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) should calibrate their monitoring machine at Hart Springs so that accurate, localized water level readings can be taken there, rather than going by the gauge at Wilcox. When its nine feet at Wilcox and two feet deep under our house, Lynn Davis said. Davis, who lives along the river near Hart Springs, would like to see No Wake signs posted earlier and if there are lights on the signs, she would like to see them working. Residents also would like FWC restrictions, for boaters who are not rivers. Commissioner Harrison pointed out that FWC does not care if boaters private property by speeding through a No Wake zone. The only thing we can sell them on is safety, Harrison said. Crosby gave out a phone number for FWCs Boater Safety Division and asked residents to call, (850) 6179493, with issues. Harrison reminded residents that if they do call the FWC number to talk about safety concerns related to the danger of objects like mean for boaters traveling at unsafe speeds, instead of complaining about the harm those boaters are doing to private property. Hart Springs resident Paul Redd said there is absolutely no reason for anyone to put a boat in the Suwannee River right now. People who dont have any property down there [at Hart Springs] dont have any business being down there, Redd said. People drive down there by the truckloads, theyre The county administrator explained that Gilchrist County lies in what FWC and the SRWMD have deemed Zone 4, which is a 37-mile stretch from Rock Bluff to Fowlers Bluff. According to the county administrator, 4 into three different zones, so that different wakes can be set related to the rising waters and the variance in river bank. For instance, Rock Bluff is a high, rocky bank, but the river bank gets progressively lower as one goes down river. However, the changes will be implemented, and without a representative from FWC in attendance at their Monday meeting, its really anyones guess. In the meantime, the county commissioners directed the Boards attorney, David M. Lang, Jr. to study how the county can properly close boat ramps along the river in times of Board of County Commissioners and announced a combined decision to close all boat ramps on the Suwannee River in Levy County, due to rising river conditions and hazardous navigation. The ramps at Clay Landing, Fowlers Bluff and Camp Azalea were all closed until further notice. that anyone who is on the water needs to be respectful of the No Wake provision, which is implemented to reduce damage to homes on waterfront properties. The sign Road Under Water didnt deter this driver on CR 344, but the water covering the highway leading into Hart Springs must have. By Carrie A. Mizell Casting a ballot in upcoming elections could soon be as simple as showing ones drivers license. Connie Sanchez, Gilchrist County supervisor of elections, recently announced plans to purchase 12 machines from VR Systems, a Tallahassee based electronic hardware and software company. Elections supervisor moves toward electronic poll books The state has been pushing electronic poll books for awhile now, but I have been trying to hold off on buying them, Sanchez said. Levy County has had them for awhile and Dixie County just got the electronic poll books this year. Electronic poll books, or EViD, as they are commonly referred to, check-in, eliminating the need for paper registers. The machines communicate with the countys voter registration system and other EViDs, continuously receiving voter activity, which prevents double voting and provides up-to-date status of each voter. According to Sanchez, once purchased, the machines will be loaded with Gilchrist Countys voter database, and up-to-date eligibility information will ensure that elections are conducted with the highest standard of accuracy. The technology reads the voters name and date of birth from a magnetic stripe, on the voters drivers license. EViD then prints a ticket declaring the type of ballot a voter needs, for instance a democrat or republican ballot. Another advantage, according ballot accounting accuracy, because total tickets and voting authority slips generated by the EViD stations the vote-tabulation equipment ballot totals with the number of voters that checked in to vote. On Monday, Sanchez said she can purchase 12 machines, which would be one for every precinct in the extra machine, for a total of $18,000. With the additional training and setup fees included, the total cost is $23,435. Marion County purchased the 12 machines last year, but traded them in for new, smaller versions before they were ever used for an election, Sanchez explained to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners on April 7. The By John M Ayers The Bell Lady Bulldogs softball team clinched their third straight District 6 1A title Thursday evening by beating the Hilliard Flashes, 5-1, in Trenton. Bells Shelbie Hutto pitched a twohitter to lead the Bulldogs defense in the runner-up position in District 6. Bells Lady Bulldogs District 6 1A Softball Champions are shown after Thursday nights win over the Hilliard Flashes. Pictured back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Drue Barry, Katarina Kresovic, Jaycee Thomas, Raychel Thomas, Ashley Williams, Shelbie Hutto, Kelsie Parrott, Head Coach David Halter, Bryn Thomas, Katelyn Blong, Baylee Rolling, and Assistant Coach Krystal Holley. Front row, left to right: Mika Ward, Makensie Parrott, Victoria Ryan, Savannah Loveday, Kylee Barry and Cassidy Panchyshyn. Photo by Donny Joiner Photography. Lady Bulldogs win third straight District 6 1A softball title The Lady Bulldogs played great team defense in this championship game to take the title, Coach David Halter said. The victory gives the Lady Bulldogs Hamilton County on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. in The Desert. In last weeks win, the Lady Bulldogs had a strong offense as Katelyn Blong, junior shortshop, had 2 doubles and 1 RBI as she helped to provide a spark to the Bulldogs 3 runs a junior third baseman, had 1 hit, scored 2 runs and had 1 RBI. Vickie Ryan, senior second baseman, had 2 stolen bases and scored 1 run. Bryn Thomas, a seventh grade designated player, hit a solo homerun. Bell scored 2 runs in the 4th inning and 3 in the 5th to take the title. The Bulldogs now sport a 16-10 regular season record. Hamilton County, the runner-up in District 5, was defeated by Lafayette County, 11-0, on Thursday afternoon in Mayo. Hilliard will travel to Mayo on Tuesday, Apr. 29, to face the Lady Continued to page 10 Gilchrist County 4-H would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy all types of fun and entertainment on Saturday, Apr. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex. Gilchrist 4-H Festival is Saturday The Gilchrist County Sheriffs demonstration for the public to enjoy beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a Camo Beauty Pageant, clown magician, music and singing by the 4-H Guitar Club, self defense demonstrations, a beekeeper demonstration and much more. All kinds of food will be available from various vendors and yes, they will have funnel cakes! By John M. Ayers The weather is beautiful and the Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the 5th Tournament at Suwannee Marina on April 26. Rotary Clubs 5th Annual Fishing Tournament is Saturday inshore, freshwater, and offshore. freshwater divisions will be a 3 p.m. to the scale by 4 p.m. tournament are invited to attend a The entry fee is $125 per boat. This includes dinner for both the captain older, are $25 each. For more information, as well as an Running of the Bulldogs (Relay For Life Fundraiser) Saturday 9 a.m. Bell High School 5K Run/Walk

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Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 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, Donna Jones, Beverly Langford, 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. Breaking Barriers and Building Lives with Mike Hagens Strength Team will perform free of charge at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds on May 2-4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly. Sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the event is open to all ages. Strength team will perform Tide Tables For The Week of 4/24 to 4/30 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Come join us for Family Night every fourth Friday at 6 p.m.! We serve dinner for a donation of $5.00 adults, $2.50 children. The canteen is open during the movie. Each month, we show a different familyoriented movie. Admission for the movie is free. The American Legion Auxiliary uses the donations for the dinner and snacks to help with programs, activities, and needed supplies for the veterans and children in our community. The Legion Post is located on US 129 on the curve between Trenton and Bell, across from the Field of Dreams. We look forward to seeing you! American Legion hosts Family Night The Character Council is sponsoring its annual Character Celebration and Dessert Auction on Tuesday, Apr. 29 at Otter Springs Park Lodge, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. The dinner is free, but each attendee is asked to contribute a home made dessert for the auction. Please place dessert on a plate or in a container which you do not want returned. An RSVP is required by contacting Suzi Wright at (352) 3168806 or (352) 225-2625 or email WrightKarenSue@yahoo.com. Character Celebration Thank you for your support and purchase of our animals at the Suwannee River Livestock Show and Sale. Jonah Brock, Flagler Construction Equipment Gene Parrish, Parrish Land Surveying Smith Asset Management Co. Trey Smith, Double A Farms Jennifer Ellison, Attorney at Law Mark Hatch Daryle and Barbie Higginbotham, Taste of Dixie Diner Duke Energy Gene Higginbotham, Dixie County Commissoner Frank Darabi, Darabi and Associates Jason Holifield, Dixie County Commissioner Cynthia Munkittrick, Dixie County Judge Jaxon and Dalton NesSmith THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT AT THE SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR! County Commissioner John R. Thomas Craig Mikell Farm Bureau Insurance Michael Osteen, P.A. Attorney Superintendent Rob Rankin Diamond 99 Watermelons 83 Farms Agri-Lawn SantaFe Ford Beef O Bradys Gilchrist Boosters Judge Sheree Lancaster Jarrett Douglas CareerSource Florida Crown has announced they will present the 2014 Resource/Job Fair event to be held in Fanning Springs, on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suwannee River Shrine Club, located at 7821 Highway 26, Fanning Springs. This will be a resources and job fair for employers, veteran and civilian job seekers and community partners. to noon will be reserved for veteran job seekers. Employers with job openings are encouraged to sign up and reserve a table at no cost. Civilian job seekers, veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, qualifying military spouses are encouraged to attend. Veterans and service members are asked to bring a copy of their DD-214 or proof of their military status/service. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with potential employers, build professional contacts and test the job market. All are encouraged to DressFor-Success while taking this next step into a professional business environment. Gilchrist County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a speech contest for students. All participants must be a resident of Dixie County or Gilchrist County and be between age 14 and 18 (having their 19th birthday no later than September 19, 2014) The county winner will participate in a district contest and the district winner will then compete in the state contest at the Florida Farm Bureau Convention later in the year. The county deadline is May 5, 2014. The contest will be May 12, 2014 at the Gilchrist County Farm will receive $200 and the second place winner will receive $100 and the third place winner will receive $50. Please contact the Gilchrist County entry application and additional information at (352) 463-2298. Submitted Enter your favorite pie in the Pie Baking Contest. There will be three prizes, with each winner receiving Great Outdoors Restaurant. The judges will be chefs from our local pie will be featured on the menu at the Great Outdoors Restaurant for the month of May. We have two local celebrities joining us this year, Cowboy Steve from the Big 98 in Live Oak will be doing live broadcasts from the festival on Saturday morning, and Big Red of K Country will be doing live broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. There will be two historic Shoot Outs each day. This years Pioneer Costume Contest is open to all ages. There will be two categories; infants, children up to 17, and adults 18 and up. Three prizes will be awarded in winners and their families will be invited to ride on the Chamber Booth in an Annual Twilight Christmas Parade in December. At the Historic High Springs Elementary School Building there will be several major attractions, including a new display in the Railroad Museum, a Historic Quilt Show featuring quilts with a story, and the Black History Museum artifacts and displays of historic black culture in High Springs. Visiting the 38th Annual Pioneer Days Festival will be the perfect family outing! Please feel free to call (386) 4547610 for additional information. All team captains, or a team member, mark your calendars for Bank Night, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fanning Springs Community Building (behind the Cadillac Motel). We would like to have monies collected to that point turned in. Also, tee shirts for participants will be given to the captain or representative that attends. Paint the Town Purple is April 28, 2014 and those participating in the contest need to have the photos for judging to Tracy Ridgeway by May 1. We are getting closer the the event date, Relay For Life of The Tri Counties, May 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex ( travel approximately 4 light in Trenton) as we are Hunting for a Cure. For more information, contact Tracy Ridgeway at tridgeway@ or Kyle Stone at (352) 246-5920 or (352) 376-6866. The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Trenton Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if you did not graduate from THS, and you want to come, come on. We will be honoring the Classes of 1964 and 1965. We do not have everyones address, so please spread the word and call me so we can get an address. Invitations will be mailed sometime in August and the price will be $20 per person. Please mark your calendar, and if there are any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us: Jennie Lou Colson Sharp at (352) 493-4638 or Diana Webb Harrison (352) 463-2147. THS Alumni Reunion will be Sept. 27 Veterans Resource/Job Fair is May 15 Farm Bureau to hold speech contest Pioneer Days Festival is this weekend Relay For Life meeting for team captains Dress in your Sunday best on Saturday to at tend a Downton Abbey Mystery the Guardian ad Litem program. Hosted by the Guardian Foundation Board, the third annual tea will be held at the Suwannee Valley Shoppes Ice House, located at 517 North Main Street in Trenton. Tea sandwiches, brewed tea cookies and quick breads will be served at the Mystery Tea, which will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve your seat today by stop ping by or calling the Suwannee Val ley Shoppe at (352) 463-3842. Cost is $30 per person. A 501 (c)3, the Guardian Founda tion provides resources not available through state funding to help normal ize the lives of abused, neglected and/or abandoned children by offer ing the same opportunities afforded children outside the dependency sys tem. Every child deserves and wants to be treated like they are normal. The children in the Florida State Depen dency System do not live in a normal world. They do not have the advan tages of participating in school activ ities and day-to-day life experiences taken for granted by most families. They often feel they are outsiders Guardian Foundation gives abused in and have the natural experiences and advantages of childhoodexpe riences that help them grow and ma ture into healthy, productive adults. The Foundation supports the children and the Guardian ad Litem Program by providing grants for after school activities, clubs or athletic member ships, uniforms and equipment, camp scholarships, prom dresses, extraor dinary basic needs, gift cards for birthdays, special occasions, teenag ers in independent living, and Be an Angel Holiday Project. The Foundation also supports volunteers working directly with the children through training, recognition and recruiting. As well as, advocates for GAL Program state funding or legis lation, while also working to educate the public about the Guardian ad Li tem Program and being a community team member for child advocacy. For more information on the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, con tact Susan Faulkner-ONeal at (352) 745-1212, susanoneal@live.com For information on the Guardian ad Litem Program, contact Lynn Deen, Mystery Tea will benet Guardian ad Litem The April meeting of The Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Our program for this month will Garden Club importance of Habitat Creation. Our speaker will be Jeff Hansen from Florida Museum of Natural History and McQuire Lepidoptera Center. For any members that have not paid their dues, this months meeting is the deadline. Our dues are $10.00 a year. Just a reminder for anyone interested in hearing the program, or any of our programs, membership is not required for one to attend. Visitors are always welcome. Happy Birthday wishes to Anna Smagacz, Jennifer Guthrie Wilker son, Donald Hilliard, Marie Lane, John Parrish, Maria Lord on April 24th; Gary Rexroat, Vida Watson, Donna Raney, Joanne McLeary, Ste phen Thurman, Buddy Taylor on April 25th; Amanda Thomas, Courtney Martin, Brett Diaz, Leslie Jenkins, Pat Calonge, Jacklyn ODonnell, Regina Pearce, Rhett Watson, Jan Warren on April 26th; Chris Rogers, Kendrick Gent on April 27th; Mike Harrell, Will Knighton Robinson, Rick Good ing, Charles Middlebrooks, Jay Wal lace on April 28th; Amy Deen, Flora Sandlin, Beth Latner, David Allaire Tracy Brown on April 29th; Donna Owens, Henrietta Percivat, Gabriel Kaleb Coulon on April 30th. Happy Anniversary to Mr. and David Day on April 30th. Mr. and Mrs. James Nobs of Bell are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie Nobs to Mr. Hunter Baker Wills, son of Mr. Al lan Carol Wills of Moultrie, Georgia and Mr. and Mrs. J Stephen Gupton Jr. of Valdosta, Georgia. Julie and Hunter are graduates of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College of Valdosta with an Associate of Applied Science Degree of Culinary Arts. They are both employed by Steel Magnolias Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia. The wedding is planned for October 2014 in a Georgia vineyard. Hunter Wills and Julie Nobs Miss Nobs, Mr. Wills announce engagement Leslie Adam Junkin, 30, and Jes sica Lynn Blythe, 28, both of Tren ton, were married on April 5, 2014, by Minister George Ellis Blythe. Roy Lee Foshee, Jr. 42, and Aman da Lynn Hodge, 32, both of Fanning Springs, were married on April 11, 2014, by Beverly Nash, notary pub lic. Andrew Hilary Valentino, 27, and Diane Marie Cowart, 25, both of Trenton, were married on April 19, 2014, by Mary T. Dotson, notary public. Marriage Jeffrey Scott Sharp, 44, and An drea Joven Pe Benito, 28, both of Newberry. William Jack Owens, 24, of Fan ning Springs, and Lacy Dee Graham, 19, of Gainesville. Patrick Owen Smyth, 34, and April Danielle Gilliam, 31, both of High Springs. Socials Vivian Kisha Bwenge, of Newberry, was named to the Deans List for the Fall 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Bwenge is enrolled in the universitys College of Arts & Sciences.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Johns Comments By John M. Ayers A licensed private home for seniors overlooking the Suwannee River. For seniors who need safety and care of 24/7 assistance, this housing option is DIFFERENT than all the rest. It is our mission to ensure the best possible health & well-being for residents wholistically while striving to maintain dignity, privacy and independence. Full RV hookup sites and private boat docks open to family members. Call 352-542-7079 or visit suwanneebell.com AFCH Lic# 6906671 Where peaceful living comes naturally! Suwannee Bell Residence Youre Cordially Invited to a Downton Abbey Mystery Tea Florida Saturday, April 26, 2014 ~ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Suwannee Valley Shoppes Ice House 517 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida to benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program Reserve your seat by stopping by or calling the Suwannee Valley Shoppe 352-463-3842. $30 per person, cash or credit card. 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. NOW AVAILABLE: AFFORDABLE MEDICAL PROGRAMS Call 1-800-942-2003 Today! FLIC PREMIER OPTIONS BENEFITS/PLANS DAILY ROOM INTENSIVE CARE SURGERY IN OR OUT PATIENT ANESTHESIA WELLNESS DOCTORS OFFICE (ILLNESS) EMERGENCY ROOM (INJURY) PRIVATE DUTY NURSING AD&D SPECIFIC INJURY PPO NETWORK/DISCOUNT RX CARD PRICE SILVER $1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 $500/day Up to 20 days per year $5,000 per Schedule Unlimited Procedures 25% of Surgical Benefit $200 Mammogram $50 Pap $25 4 visits per insured category $100 4 visits per insured category $100/day Up to 20 days per year X Up to $1,800 per Schedule Included Age 18-39 $60.78 40-59 $70.72 60-69 $107.74 BRONZE $1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 X X X X X $200 4 visits per insured category X X Up to $1,800 per Schedule X Age 18-39 $30.70 40-59 $36.23 60-69 $52.65 "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 John Gray Taylor more. Slow Baked Beans greased. Original Creole Seasoning, sale. Thank you Gilchrist County Womans Club members Patricia Yates, Mary Jo Gilchrist County Womans Club Langford recognized as top graduate

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 Spring Ridge Church Heart Matters By Angie Land 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." bethelit@bellsouth.net www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com (One Block Past Otter Springs Resort) Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 www.pgbcfl.net Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Worship Service ........................................................ 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Kids Konnection ......................................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m. ~ Nursery provided for all services ~ Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children/Music Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Dont Miss our 2nd Annual Spring Bible Conference at Priscilla Baptist Church 5509 S.W. County Road 232 Bell, Florida April 27 April 30 Special Speakers for every Service!!! Sunday Morning 11 am ................ Bro. Rick Lawrence Sunday Evening 6 pm ................ Bro. David Jones Monday Evening 7 pm ........... Bro. Andy Cook Tuesday evening 7 pm .......... Bro. Robin Thomas Wednesday Evening 7 pm .... Bro. Ray Scott Special Music at every Service! For more information, call 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 4050 US Hwy 129, Trenton, FL 32619. YOUTH RANCH RODEO SERIES MAY 10 Landmark Baptist Church is holding an old fashioned tent revival April 27-May 2 at 7 p.m. each night. Bro. James Lockhard of Somerset, Kentucky will be the guest speaker. The church is located one and one-half miles north of the Santa Fe River, one mile south of Hwy 27 on SR 129. Everyone is welcome! Old Fashioned Tent Revival next week Poll of the Week Go to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think Trenton and Bell schools should hold their proms in Gilchrist County rather than Gainesville? Submitted We would like to invite you to participate in the Paint The Town Purple Day event for the Relay For Life of The Tri Counties on Monday, Apr. 28, 2014. Paint the Town Purple is an activity of the American Cancer Society that promotes cancer awareness, and gives individuals, teams and communities cancer. It helps create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people get well, stay well, This day encourages businesses, churches, and community members to wear purple and display purple ribbons/decorations to bring awareness to the American Cancer Societys many programs and services in our community. The color purple represents every of Relay For Life. A panel will judge the best decorated place and the winner will Relay For Lifes Paint the Town Purple Day is Monday Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell Last week I met a man at Winn Dixie who had $8 in his left pocket and was trying to decide between buying diapers for his baby girl or milk and bread to sustain his wife and three children. It was an unlikely meeting since it occurred on Tuesday afternoon. You see, Im never in Callahan on Tuesdays. Im always tied to my desk at the Journal working on the newspaper until at least 5 p.m. But last week, I worked half the night on before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and somehow get Allie Claire to school in Folkston, Georgia on time. She was 20 minutes late, but we made it. Our life is more than a little chaotic these days! After I picked my girl up from school that afternoon, we broke from our traditional Wednesday grocery shopping adventure and hit Winn Dixie on Tuesday. I loaded the kids into the buggy and headed for the bakery to secure two complimentary cookies, all the while praying that the cookie would help my son, who hates to shop, behave for the 30 buggy. Unfortunately, I rolled up cookie box. No kidding, there was nothing but a few crumbs left. Little did I know, the Cookie Monster shops Winn Dixie in Callahan on Tuesdays. Allie Claire accepted the news with a solemn shake of her head. Whitt, on the other hand, demanded, Took-e, mom-e! Took-e, mome! He was ticked and didnt care who knew about it. I wheeled down the neighboring baby aisle and was staring at the products in front of me, trying to recall if my 2-year-old (who will likely never be potty trained) needed diapers or wipes. All the while, hes hollering from the buggy, Took-e! Took-e! I was shame faced, but not surprised. After all, this is pretty much how our buggy rolls at Winn Dixie. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a man standing halfway down the aisle from me. He was studying the smallest package of generic brand diapers and he would pick one up and put it back. Pick one up and put it back. He was completely unaware that I was watching him, in an effort to distract myself from the heathen child strapped in my buggy. I smiled to myself and thought bless his heart, his wife didnt tell him what size diapers to buy and hes right this minute trying to guess how much his baby weighs. Finally, he walked away, with no diapers. I watched him walk to the end of the aisle, and turn toward the end cap, with his back to anyone who might be walking by and notice him. I watched as he dug bill out, followed by three ones. Then I watched as his shoulders sank and in that moment, my heart also sank. You see, I realized that he didnt have enough money to buy diapers for his child. Not even the smallest package of off brand diapers. Without thinking, I turned to Allie Claire and told her to keep an eye on Whitt, who was still bellowing for a cookie. I said, as I so often do, Start screaming if anyone walks up brother, Allie. Then, I walked to the end of the aisle and said, Sir, do you need some diapers? He looked up at me, as if he hadnt known just moments before that we were both sharing the baby aisle. How in the world could he have missed me? Me?! Ol screamers momma, Im hard to miss in a store these days. He shook his head and said, No maam. No maam, Im okay. I said, No, youre not okay. You need diapers, or you wouldnt have been on the baby aisle looking at them. Please let me buy you some diapers. And just like that he started to cry. And then I was crying. Crying for a man in a Hardees uniform who was getting up and going to work every day, trying to support his family, but was still forced to choose between diapers and staples like bread and milk. I knew he wasnt on government assistance, because if he was bread and milk would be free (and probably the diapers too). He told me that he and his family were trying to get by, but there just never seemed to be enough money. I looked at my two precious children over in our buggy. The oldest looked bored, while the other was still steady begging for a took-e and I thanked God silently that they have never known such desperate times. Sure, its raining cats and dogs and some of daddys tractors are parked and about under water, but theyve not once gone without food, and generic diapers have never touched their backsides. How blessed are we? I bought the man a case of diapers and would have given him every dime I had in my purse, but he refused any other assistance. He wouldnt let me buy formula, wipes, or even the bread and milk he needed. And he even refused Pampers and insisted that his baby girl, who hes clearly crazy about. He told me how that little bitty girl has him wrapped around her as he talked about her. I had the opportunity to pray with this man, both of us still crying, and later I watched him walk out of Winn Dixie with a great big smile on his face, but not before he turned back to me and said, God bless you, maam. He had a box of Kuddles under one arm and a bag with milk and bread in the other. And I was still crying, because meeting this man wrecked my heart. I really struggled with sharing this because I worried that people might misinterpret my actions. Im not saying, look at me, look what I did, because what I did doesnt amount to much in the grand scheme of things. I share this only to say that there are SO SO SO many people around us hurting, some with physical needs, others facing spiritual turmoil. Every night Adam and I pray that God will help us slow down and recognize opportunities to share our faith. We know the Lord places people like this man, who just need a little help, in our path each day, one right after the other they come by, but so often we get caught up in what we have going on and we miss the chance to show love to others. I could have easily let my own little Cookie Monster distract me, and keep me from meeting a need in this mans life, but Im so grateful that I didnt just keep walking. Instead I had the opportunity to teach my little girl what it means to show love to people who are hurting. Its unlikely that Allie Claire will grow up to be a star athlete, but hopefully, she will develop a servants heart and a desire to help people who are struggling. In the grand scheme of things, I would say thats far more important than taking home a championship trophy. Sure, its great to be a winner, but whats really important is how you play the game. Wheres your heart? be placed in the newspaper. Everyone participating in this contest needs to submit your photos for judging to Tracy Ridgeway by e-mail or bring them to the Gilchrist County Courthouse by May 1. If you cant submit a photo but want to be included in the competition, contact Tracy. The winner will be announced at the 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri Counties on May 2, 2014 at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex in Trenton, beginning at 6 p.m. as we are Hunting for a Cure. The American Cancer Society invites everyone to join the fun, simply by logging onto the website ideas on how to Paint The Town Purple at a school, town, college or workplace. For more information, contact Tracy Ridgeway at tridgeway @ or (352)463-3445 or Kyle Stone at (352)246-5920 or (352)376-6866. Donna Stacy & Kentucky Sleepy Hollow will perform at the Wild Hog Canoe Race on Saturday Apr. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., playing the traditional sounds of Bluegrass & Gospel music, with roots that run deep, out of the hills of the Appalachian mountains. Their unique blend of traditional music and harmonies brings to life that high lonesome sound. For more information on the 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe Race, visit the website at www. Wildhogcanoerace.com. All proceeds go to L.A.R.C. Live music at Wild Hog Canoe Race Saturday Kids are awesome. If we would only pay attention, we could learn so much from the way kids operate. They have this undisguised way of letting you know what they need and are perfectly honest about what they have to give. Caden is my two year old grandson, and I am his Gigi. Just for the record, I am also Gigi to his 6 month old sister, Jolee, but he is not willing to acknowledge this fact to date. When he and Jolee are at my house, he patiently allows me to hold her just long enough for a feeding, but is soon ready for me to give her back to Mom or Dad. Obviously, he has more important tasks for me like playing trucks or reading his newest book. Last week, Caden and Jolee, along with several other family members came to our house for dinner. I was busy the entire time getting the meal had what they needed. When dinner was over and the kitchen clean, Caden came and grabbed my hand and pulled me back in the kitchen. Thinking he wanted dessert, I followed. He led me right into the walk-in pantry and closed the door behind us. There we stood, in complete darkness. I couldnt see anything, and wondered if he was about to get scared. So I said, Well, Caden, what are we going to do now? In the dark, I felt his little hands pat my legs. In that moment, I understood exactly what he wanted: my undivided attention. He wanted to be with me in a place of no distraction from anything or anyone else. So we stood, in the dark, without saying a word, until he was ready to re-join the family. He opened the door, gave me a big grin, grabbed my hand, and off we went to play the next round. The next morning while I was reading my Bible, I remembered mine and Cadens time in the closet. It occurred to me that Jesus motives behind his invitation to meet us in our prayer closets are likely the same as Cadens. He wants to spend time with us, with our full attention on him. In fact, Jesus was the best example of this one-on-one time with His Father. In the gospels we read such verses: he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. (Matthew 14:23) and But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke teach and to be healed, but he made sure to have opportunities to focus His full attention on God alone. Like Jesus, we need time to withdraw from the all the things that compete for our attention and spend time alone with God. Like Caden, we need to get in position so that all His attention can come our way. I have a feeling this little guy is going to teach me way more about Jesus than I will end up teaching him. Because every heart matters! Submitted On Sunday, Apr. 27, Spring Ridge Church will be having an Old Fashioned Fish Fry at Poe Springs Park (on County Road 340, approximately 3 miles west of High Springs) from 1:00 p.m. til dusk. The large, air conditioned pavilion in the park has been reserved for the day. Table games, outdoor days activities. If you would like to be part of this wonderful day, please call the Spring 4844. Come relax, have fun, enjoy a great meal, meet some old friends, make new ones, and just have a really good time! Dont miss out on this special day! Spring Ridge Church, where the difference is worth the distance! Top seed Trenton High School is hosting the District baseball tournament this week. The District 6 1A baseball tournament got underway Tuesday night as Hilliard faced Cedar Key in game 1 at 4 p.m. The Bell Bulldogs faced Hawthorne in the night cap at 7 p.m. The winner of these two games advanced to play on Thursday. On Thursday night the Bronson Eagles, (second seed team) will play the winner of Bell vs. Hawthorne at 4 p.m. The Trenton Tigers will face the winner of the Hilliard vs. Cedar Key game at 7 p.m. The winner of the Thursday night games will advance to Friday night to play in the championship game that will begin at 7 p.m. Defending State Champs to host District 6 1A tournament

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five BELL ELEMENTARY 4/24-5/7 FCAT Testing 4/24-4/25 Volunteer Week 4/24 8:30am Pre Kg Field Trip (Museum) @Gainesville 4/25 8:30am Kg Field Trip (Homosassa Springs) 4/29 4th 9wks Progress Reports go Home BELL HIGH SCHOOL 4/24-5/7 FCAT Administration Varsity Baseball District Games @Trenton 4/24 8:30am-2:30pm JROTC Compass Course @Hart Springs 3:30pm USSA Basketball @BHS New Gym 6:00pm FFA Banquet (Cafeteria/Auditorium) BHS 4/25 Grad Bash @Bush Gardens 4/26 9:00am 5K Running of the Bulldogs @BHS Track 4/29 4th 9wks Progress Reports go Home TBA Varsity Softball Regional Semi-Finals @Trenton TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4/23 Kindergarten cap and gown pictures 4/29 Pre-K end of year program for Buck/Caron and McGee/Roberts classes 3-6 AR Family Night Progress Reports go home TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH 4/24 3:30 Free sports physicals football/cheer/boys weightlifting Gym Open gym for girls interested in volleyball in the fall 4/26 3:00 Grad Bash for Seniors 4/28 Miss Relay for Life Pageant" forms due to Mrs. Akins at TES Civics EOC starts 6:00 Basketball Banquet 4/29 Progress Reports Printed www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 VIDALIA Onions Jumbo Size 10 lb. bag ... $6.95 25 lb. bag ... $14.95 If you would like to order any onions, please call Gilchrist County Farm Bureau by May 1 Delivery to County Farm Bureau office will be May 19 23, 2014. Sale 352-463-2298 Sweet Pictured front row, left to right: Cheri Langford-THS principal, Lynette Langford-TES principal, Rick Reed-BHS principal, and Sherry Lind sey-BES principal. Back row, left to right, Lindsey Lander-school board attorney, Superintendent Rob Rankin, school board members Deen Lancaster, Michelle Walker-Crawford, Bob Clemons, Julie Thomas, and Cloud Haley. Submitted Superintendent Rob Rankin has announced that the Gilchrist County School District earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Gilchrist County School District earns continuing SACS accreditation Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held on January 23, 2014. SACS CASI provides nationallyrecognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASIs high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and educators, stated Superintendent Rankin. Submitted Orientations will be held for the next years Kindergarten students at Bell Elementary School and at Trenton Elementary School. Bells Kindergarten orientation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. Trentons orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. Parents and children will meet in the cafeteria of each school and will have an opportunity to meet school personnel and visit the Kindergarten classrooms. Cookies and milk will be provided for the children. After the orientation, parents may register their Kindergartner for the 20142015 school year. A new Kindergarten student September 1, 2014. The following documents are needed to complete the registration: 1. Proof of childs birth 2. Childs recent physical (dated within one year of starting school) 3. Childs current immunization record (** Read about updates below) 4. Childs Social Security card (optional) 5. Proof of county residence (such as an electric bill, homestead exemption form, property tax receipt, voters registration card or rental receipt with landlords proof of county residence) Kindergarten orientation and registration for 2014-2015 school year Children who have attended PreKindergarten or Head Start Programs and are to start Kindergarten this year are required to have updated: 1. Registration forms 2. Immunization records (**Read about updates below) 3. Proof of County residence Beginning with the 2008/2009 school year, children entering kindergarten are required to receive TWO doses of varicella vaccine. Parents may pick up a registration packet at either school. If the parent does not have all the required documentation needed for registration, they may turn in the packets when they have all the information or return the completed packet in before school starts. However, children are not placed on teachers rolls until their Registration Packets are complete. If parents have any questions about kindergarten registration requirements, please call: Bell Elementary School at 463-3275 Trenton Elementary School at 463-3225 Submitted Open auditions will be held for Gilbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance Jr. at the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players, on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theatre, which is located at 25 Childrens summer theatre opens auditions Participants should be between the ages of 6-18 and still be attending school. Show dates will be July 25-27 and August 1-3. For additional information, please visit our website at svplayers.com or call (352) 493-ARTS, you may also contact the director, Laura Blanton at (352) 221-3976 or email her at lblan2001@gmail.com This production is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining as its predecessor, Gilbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance Jr. spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six 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 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 IN-HOUSE-FINANCING AVAIL. 24-7 Fabian Lamenta, LLC EXPERIENCED RELIABLE CONFIDENTIAL FAST Agent ( 352 ) 493-0406 or LOCAL GET OUT OF JAIL... 9151 NE 80th Avenue Bronson, Florida 32621 24 HOUR SERVICE 352-486-1971 DIXIE LEVY GILCHRIST & SURROUNDING AREA Arrest Report April 14, 2014 Desire Lynn Watts, 23, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, for Out of County Warrant, Dixie County, $2,000.00 bond. April 15, 2014 Byron Leonard Dawson, 32, of Bell, was arrested by Sargeant Gaston, Resisting Arrest Obstruct without Violence, Failure to Appear X3, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $38,000.00 bond. April 17, 2014 Christopher William Davis, 29, of Old Town, was arrested by Sargeant R. Browning, Dixie County Sheriffs for Failure to Appear for Possession of a Controlled Substance, $25,000.00 bond. Paul Manuel Langford, 29, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Lee, Battery Touch or Strike, $2,500.00 bond. Ronald Wayne Rudd, III, 25, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Scotty Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Georgia, no bond. April 19, 2014 Kassie Leighana Dewees, 24, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Thomas Strickland, Gilchrist County and Out of County Warrant X2, Alachua County, $10,000.00 bond. Joseph Michael Hummel, 33, was arrested by Trooper Sullivan, Possession of More Than One Valid Drivers Licenses, Possession of not More Than 20 Grams of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Parphernalia, $3,500.00 bond. Alagie NMN Manneh, 30, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Alachua County, $30,000.00 bond. April 20, 2014 Dewayne Guy Edwards, 61, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Taylor Lindsey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Kyle William Stull, 22, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Taylor Lindsey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs bond. James Frances Koltz, 86, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Whitaker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs $100K and Shoplifting Petit Theft Second Offense, pending. For Life. Wyatt Beach was named the winner and voted crowd favorite. Second place was The Orange Man Group. Third place was a tie between Steven Meyer and Evalyn Frazier. Judges were Jaleesa DeSousa, Mike Potter and Linda Gartin. Gilchrists Got Talent Submitted After a very long day in Central Florida, the Bell High School Bulldog Track team had a strong showing Meet at The First Academy School in Orlando on Wednesday, Apr. 16. The girls and boys teams faced great competition from hundreds athletes from dozens of public and private schools from around the state of Florida. It was a great day, and many of our individual athletes and relay teams had their best times of the year, said Coach Brad Surrency. Highlights of the day included the in 6th place and the boys 4x400 team seconds away from qualifying for the Ashton Mathews placed second in the girls shot put, throwing 31 feet, 7.5 inches allowing her to go the state of North Florida. The State Finals will be on May 2nd. Ashton has worked hard and did a Terry Carnley commented. We are extremely proud of her. It has been an outstanding year for Bulldog Track and Field and the future is looking very bright for this program. Many thanks for all of the wonderful support from the Bell community, teachers, administration, and parents this season. Go Bulldogs! Individual and Team Results: Girls Shot Put Ashton Mathews 31 feet, 7.5 inches 2nd place Boys 4x400 m relay Dillon Reid, Jacob Floyd, Logan Cutts, Randy Oslager 3:43.00 5th place Girls 4x100 m relay Samantha Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, Aida Valdes, Tori Lea 56.64 6th place Girls Discus Ashton Mathews 89 feet 7th place Boys Shot Put Jonothan White 39 feet, 00.25 inches 9th place Girls 4x400 m relay Tori Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, Taylor Rogers, Samantha Lea 4:41.90 9th place Boys 4x100 m relay Cole White, Randy Oslager, Justin Terry, Austin Ritchey 47.01 9th place 110 Hurdles Jonothan White 18.19 9th place Boys 4x800 m relay Johnny Zuniga, Devin Townsend, Jovani Arenas, Logan Cutts 9:32.48 10th place 300 Hurdles Jonothan White 46:18 11th place 800 m run Logan Cutts 2:13:57 Boys Discus Justin Terry 98 fett 13th place 110 Hurdles Von Woodby 20.80 14th place Boys Triple Jump Von Woodby 36 feet, 5 inches 14th place area teams, go to www.eliterunning. net BHS track team nishes strong season When news happens, call the Journal

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney 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 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 Mr. Lee Ballard Mr. Lee Ballard, 83, of Gainesville formerly of Cross City, passed away Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014. Mr. Ballard graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and then enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1951. He served in Alaska from 1953-55. He worked as a Manager for Loss Prevention for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service. He was a long time member and Past Executive Direc tor of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) and a Shriner. He enjoyed scuba diving all over the world and was a member of the Professional Associa tion of Diving Instructors. He was an avid traveler, having covered all of the 50 states and Canadian provinces. He and his grandson, Geoff, enjoyed touring many of the national parks together. Mr. Ballard was a member of the Westside Baptist Church where he was a deacon and senior adult Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Keeley Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 20 ter, Brenda (Chris) Hartwell of Joey Brown and Brett Williams. A memorial service was held, Sat urday, Apr. 19, 2014 at Westside Bap tist Church, Gainesville with Minister of Youth and Families, Asa Walker quests that you make donations to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home or The Westside Baptist Church Build ing Fund in Gainesville. Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________ Mr. Norman Francis Garrett Mr. Norman Francis Garrett of Old Town, born January 25, 1931, passed away April 17, 2014 from an extend ed illness. Mr. Garrett was born in Pleasant ville, Iowa and attended elementary schools there. He later moved to California, continued his education and graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, California in 1948. He retired in 1993 from Elliott Corporation in Jacksonville, where he was a Gas and Steam Turbine Technician and a Master Machin ist. He lived in the Yulee area for 29 years before moving to Old Town ap proximately 10 years ago. Mr. Garrett was a Korean War Veteran and a past member of the V.F.W., the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) auxiliary and had a private pilots license with a single engine rating. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cross City He was preceded in death by son brother, Garland Barnett Garrett. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vada June Ritchie Garrett of Bennett of Augusta, Georgia, Jose phine Hancock Mericle of Tampa, Dawn and Michelle Garrett, both son Treager of Fayetteville, North Carolina (Ft. Bragg) and Cheyenne diah Pearson and Quintin Pearson of St. Augustine, Jackie Pearson of Folkston, Georgia, Caleb Mericle of Tampa, Anthony Eubanks and Dakota Eubanks of Tampa, and Shayne Bu grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services and interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with full military honors at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________ Mrs. Martha Smith Gulick Mrs. Martha Smith Gulick, for merly of Suwannee, passed away on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 at her home in The Cove at Tavares Village, Tava res, where she has lived for the past 11 years. Prior to moving to Tavares, she and her husband Jim Gulick lived in Su wannee for 23 years. They served as Republican State Committeeman and Committeewoman for Dixie County for 17 years. She was a member of Mid Lakes Christian Church in Ta vares. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Gulick. She is survived by her daughter Tika Gulick and two nieces, Genvieve Smith and Tirrill (Tom) Colberg. A memorial service will be held at The Cove in Tavares Village on Sat urday, Apr. 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. Inter ment will be held at a later date in Keen Cemetery, Suwannee. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, (352) 498-5400. _______________ Mrs. Betty Jo Hicks Betty Jo Hicks, 83, of Plain City, Ohio, passed away on April 14, 2014. Mrs. Hicks moved to Ohio several years ago to be closer to her family, after residing in Bell for over 20 years. She was a former member of the New Hope Advent Christian Church. She enjoyed country music and Elvis, in her motor home with her husband, John Jackson Hicks, who passed away in December 2005. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry Allan and grandchildren, John Hicks and Lori dren, Ryann Hicks, Brenna Hicks and Brady Sundbury. Funeral services were held Tues day, Apr. 22, 2014 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, where she was laid to rest next to her husband. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, was honored to serve the Hicks Fam ily. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiersbaxley.com _______________ Mrs. Joan Malinda Holt Joan Malinda Holt, 73 of Lake Butler passed away Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. Mrs. Holt was born Au gust 18, 1940 at Lake Shore Hospital to the late Howard and Isabel Banks Mann. She has lived most of her life in Lake Butler moving away to Gilchrist County where she worked as a CNA at the Medic Ayers Nurs ing Home until she returned to Union County 17 years ago. Mrs. Holt was a member of the First United Meth odist Church in Lake Butler and also volunteered at the S.R.E.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Holt, Sr. She is survived by her two daugh son, Thomas A. Holt, Jr. of Lake sister, Torena Rowe of Starke Funeral Services for Mrs. Holt were held Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 in the First United Methodist Church in Lake Butler with Pastor Dan Search Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. _________________ Mr. Donald O. Mathis Donald O. Mathis, age 78, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Mathis and Hattie Thomas Mathis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and retired from the Division of For estry. He is preceded in death by his par ter, Nell Hutchinson. He is survived by his wife, Moena sisters Nancy (Richard) Stone and grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor be made to: Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.watsonfhtrenton.com _______________ Mr. Ronald E. Nettles Ronald E. Nettles, age 65, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at his residence. Ronald was born on April 14, 1948 in West Palm Beach, to James Edward Nettles and Mary Christine Griffen Nettles. He has resided in Gilchrist County for about 15 years. He worked as a butcher his whole life. He was a simple man who enjoyed riding four wheelers, playing in the mud and hanging out with the guys. He is preceded in death by his par ents, James and Christine Nettles and his brother Michael Nettles. Larry (Barbara) Nettles of Williston, Terrie Nettles of Boynton Beach, and Tinia (John) McCleese, of Trenton. AJ Davis, Trevante McCleese, Laci anna Davis, Mackenzie Nettles and Marissa Nettles. The family will be having a Me day, Apr. 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Larrys house, 14650 NE 75th Street (CR335) outside of Bronson. Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home, (352) 4638888. Offer online condolences or sign the guest book at www.watsonfh trenton.com _______________ Mrs. Vida Faye Weeks Vida Faye Weeks, age 79, passed away on Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in 20, 1934 in Zephyrhills, to Henry Taylor and Mildred Smith Taylor. She was a lifelong resident of Di xie County, a member of Suwannee Fellowship Church in Suwannee, and she was retired from the Dixie County School Board where she was a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by her husband, M. J. Weeks, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, son, Mike (Deloris) Weeks of Suwan children and 8 great-great-grandchil dren. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Town with Pastor Jim Hurst and Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Offer online condolences or sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtren ton.com _______________ North Florida Livestock Report Finally got a break in the weather this week and with that came some good cattle on Wednesday, Apr. 16. Slaughter cattle continued to sell re ally well. We had a nice run of re placement cattle this week and the bringing $1.85/lb! Yearlings fell right in line with the cows and held strong once again with the highest selling at $3.50/lb. Sarah Wilkerson topped the slaughter bull market this week with $122.00 bought by Central Beef, Ronnie Spencer, Etheridge Cattle, and Cracker Cattle tied for top slaugh ter cow price this week at $109.00 bought by Brown Packing and Central Beef. Douberly Farms sold the high est price replacement cow at $185.00 (WOW!) bought by Circle R Ranch. R. H. Holder topped the replacement bull market with $134.00 bought by Jack Burney. Spencer Green sold the high price pair this week at $1880.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle and the high price yearling went to Jeff Jor dan at $350.00 sold by Sarah Wilk erson. Be in the Know! The new Animal ID rule became effective February 19, 2014. A period of continued edu cation has been established to help everyone become familiar with the rule requirements. Please contact Tal lahassee to get your Premise ID and your FREE tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call Thomas Holt, State Veterinarian at (850) 410-0900 or Stephen Monroe, Program Director, at (850)410-0944 for more informa tion. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 150.00, 350.00, (295.00) 200-249, 140.00, 330.00, (252.50) 250-299, 140.00, 300.00, (218.75) 300-349, 135.00, 235.00, (202.77) 350-399, 125.00, 200.00, (183.42) 400-449, 130.00, 194.00, (177.93) 450-499, 160.00, 184.00, (172.04) 500-549, 160.00, 177.50, (169.58) 550-599, 140.00, 177.50, (163.13) 600-649, 140.00, 150.00, (146.00) HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 255.00, 295.00, (278.33) 200-249, 155.00, 300.00, (235.00) 250-299, 160.00, 230.00, (199.64) 300-349, 167.50, 205.00, (181.21) 350-399, 125.00, 192.00, (178.86) 400-449, 136.00, 196.00, (172.69) 450-499, 130.00, 190.00, (162.20) 500-549, 135.00, 150.00, (147.00) 550-599, 125.00, 160.00, (145.00) 600-649, 132.00, 140.00, (136.00) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 67.00, 160.00, (111.05) 800-1000, 76.00, 160.00, (107.12) 1000-1200, 70.00, 185.00, (101.78) 1200-1400, 69.00, 137.50, (100.49) 1400-1600, 84.00, 109.00, ( 96.75) 1600-1800, 87.00, 100 .00, ( 94.00) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 91.00, 110.00, (100.50) 1200-1400, 90.00, 122.00, (110.75) 1400-1600, 90.00, 95.00, ( 93.00) 1600-1800, 110.00, 134.00, (121.00) PAIRS: AVG: (1300.00) TOTAL: 430 Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Apr. 17 at the Levy County Quilt been donated and several guests that might join us again on another Thurs day. ing the Bible verse quilt blocks on the south wall. They also cleaned out the display cabinet from Ida Maes and found a priceless rate fee schedule for hair cuts ($1.00), teasing, loving care, manicures and other work done at the Beauty Shop. Thanks Lancaster, your help is so important to us. This week we got a package from Fran in Gladwin, Michigan, of quilt need to see. Give me a week or two to put it on the porch. Many of our snow bird friends have been very busy making quilt blocks for the porch. Thank you all very much. Now that Easter is over, come on out before we go straight to summer. The roses are blooming and the rocking chairs are waiting. Log Cabin Quilters This is the quilt top in the frame in the sewing room. There is plenty of room for you to come out and help. The price menu from Ida Maes Beauty Shop. Too bad, the prices are much higher now good news the wages are also much higher today. By John M Ayers A Newberry man was driving north, in a 1998 Mitsubishi, with one passenger, on US 27 when he was involved in a freak accident that left him dead and his passenger in seri ous condition Saturday morning in Alachua County. Wayne Parker, 43, was driving a Montero when he pulled to the east shoulder of the roadway, preparing to make a U-turn onto US 27 to travel south. Florida Highway Patrol Cor poral Mark Boatwright reported the driver had performed the turn when he lost control of the vehicle as it en tered the west grass shoulder of the Newberry man dies in Saturday accident roadway. The vehicle entered into a counter clockwise rotation within the grass shoulder while traveling south. The vehicle began to overturn on the shoulder of the roadway. Wayne Parker was ejected during the time the rollover occurred. Emergency Medical personnel were on scene and of the accident. A female passenger, Latanya Parker, 43, of Newberry, was reported to have suffered serious injury in this accident. The passenger was transported to UF Health Shands hospital. FHP reported the driver and the passenger were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. cate of Commendation from American Legion Post 91 last week. Speak out for Agriculture Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking young agriculturists between the ages of 18-35 to apply for its 20142016 State Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are actively involved in their county Farm Bureaus and are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group allows members to develop focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business development, networking and service leadership. Farmers and ranchers interested in serving on the Leadership Group should submit an online application by Aug. 1. For more information, call Michael Rogalsky at (352) 384-2668.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-DR-0072 Division: DR James F. Goff, Petitioner and Lora D. Goff, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lora D. Goff 423 Constitution Ave. Portsmouth, Virginia 23701 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on JAMES E. GOFF, whose address is 5940 NW 12th Court, Bell, FL 32619 on or before April 30, 2014, and at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the of Current Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated March 31, 2014. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Published April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:21-2013-CA-96 IN RE: FORFEITURE OF 1998 FORD F-150 VIN# 1FTZX1726WNB81200 SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SER VICIO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVID UO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PER SONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: JAMES CANNON 7129 NW 32ND PL., BELL, FL 32619 IMPORTANT have 20 calendar days after this summons to the attached complaint/petition with at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case num ber given above and the names of the par ties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER. 3560 SW CR 334 TREN TON FL 32693 If the party serving summons has des ignated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Ju dicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will be served at the Pub. April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014b _______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-99 GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, Plaintiffs, v. SHARON ALLEVA, Respondent. ________________________________/ SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SERVICO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVIDUO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PERSONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: SHARON ALLEVA 1648 CARDINAL CT., MELBOURNE, FL 32935 IMPORTANT you. You have 20 calendar days after a written response to the attached circuit court, located at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you an attorney referral service or a legal aid written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER, 3560 SW CR 334, TRENTON, FL 32693 If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents, upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Designation of Current Mailing and Email Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the address on record at the Pub. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2014b. ______________ NOTICE OF PRE-BID MEETING PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Gilchrist County School Board will con duct a pre-bid meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014 for the following 2014-2015 school year contracted services: Carpet Steam Cleaning Custodial Services for the schools of Bell High, Trenton Elementary and Trenton High Diesel Fuel Painting Services Paper Products & Custodial Supplies Potable & Wastewater Plant Operator Power Washing Propane Gas Tile Floors to include Stripping, Sealing, Waxing, and Burnishing This meeting will be held at the Gilchrist County School Boards Opera tions facility, located at 1699 S US HWY 129, Bell, Florida 32619 at 2:00 p.m. At tendance is mandatory for bid acceptance. ing. If you have questions contact the Op David C. Spencer Director of Operations Pub. April 17, 24 & May 1, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 21-2014-CP-2 IN RE: ESTATE OF TARA NICOLE BRUDERLY, Deceased, _________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Tara Nicole Bruderly, deceased, File Number 21-2014-CP-2, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. The name and address of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representative are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this Notice is April 17, 2014. /s/ David R. Bruderly David R. Bruderly Personal Representative 79 SE 95th Place Trenton, FL 32693 /s/ Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Avera & Smith, LLP Florida Bar No. 0009891 dvallejos-nichols@avera.com 2814 SW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608 Published April 17 & 24, 2014b _________________ ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PROJECT NO. CDBG #11DB-C5-0331-01-PS16 Gilchrist County, (herein referred to bids for the Gilchrist County Community Drainage and Paving Project. This project is funded by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunities and is described as follows: The SE 79th Lane Area Roadway and Drainage Improvements includes the reconstruction of adjacent driveways, addition of driveway culverts, cross drains, and side drains where required, and construction of two stormwater management facilities. A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 2:00pm, at 210 S. Main Street, Trenton, Florida, in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room. The bid deadline for receipt of proposal for this project is 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, after which bids will be opened and publicly read. Proposals shall be designated as Sealed Bid Gilchrist County CDBG Project#11DB-C5-03-3101-PS16. Sealed bids will be received Administrator, 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, Florida. All bids must be received by the County prior to the bid deadline date and time to be considered. The project is funded through the Program administered by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunities. Any bids received after considered. Electronic Bidding Documents may be obtained at no cost from: CHW, Inc., Attn: Wendy Mercer, 132 NW 76th Drive, 331-1976 or wendym@chw-inc.com. Questions regarding the bid documents should be directed to: Chris Gmuer at inc.com. No questions will be accepted after 5:00pm on Friday, May 23, 2014. All contractors considering bidding must pay special attention to the MBE/ WBE/Section 3 requirements as required by Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 85.36. Each bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. No bid may be withdrawn for a period time for receipt of bids. The contractor shall begin mobilization and procurement of materials within ten to Proceed. Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal Government and State of Florida, and bonding and insurance requirements. placed on the discriminatory vendor list may not submit a bid to contract with a public entity for the construction of a Chapter 287.134. a bid to or contract with a public entity forth in Florida Statute Chapter 287.133. Bidders shall certify to eligibility in the bid proposal. The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b _______________ REQUEST FOR BID The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting BIDs for a 2003 Ford F450 Ambulance, VIN # 1FDXF46P63EC43971. This am bulance has a reserve price of $3,000.00. A dollar amount for the ambulance is to be submitted in writing in order for the BID to be accepted and considered. Also listed on the BID submission, must be listed the name of the bidder, and the VIN # of the vehicle you are bidding on. Please note, the ownership of the ambu lance will be transferred to the highest current as is state and the successful the Countys property. Payment for am bulance will only be accepted in the form Ambulance is located at 3250 N. US Highway 129, Bell, FL 32619. You may 5400, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru hicle. of the County Administrator, located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by U.S. Mail. They may also be submitted via email to bcrosby@ line is May 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (local will not be considered for award recom mendation. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE THE VIN # LISTED ON THE OFFER THAT IS TURNED IN Gilchrist County adheres to the Ameri reasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any techni cal irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to re-adver tise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b ______________ REQUEST FOR BID The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting BIDs for a 2003 Ford F350 Ambulance, VIN # 1FDXF46P63EC91938. This am bulance has a reserve price of $2,500.00. A dollar amount for the ambulance is to be submitted in writing in order for the BID to be accepted and considered. Also listed on the BID submission, must be listed the name of the bidder, and the VIN # of the vehicle you are bidding on. Please note, the ownership of the ambu lance will be transferred to the highest current as is state and the successful the Countys property. Payment for am bulance will only be accepted in the form Ambulance is located at 3250 N. US Highway 129, Bell, FL 32619. You may 5400, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru hicle. of the County Administrator, located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by U.S. Mail. They may also be submitted via email to bcrosby@ line is May 2, 2014 @ 12:00 pm (local will not be considered for award recom mendation. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE THE VIN # LISTED ON THE OFFER THAT IS TURNED IN Gilchrist County adheres to the Ameri reasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any techni cal irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to re-adver tise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Pub. April 24 and May 1, 2014b _________________________________ 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 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 "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida Gilchrist County Land Transactions lahan Trustee, Allie Lee Owens Trust warranty deed, $10.00, 18-10-15. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal Repre Estate to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jane Coyne, personal representative deed, $10.00, 22-09-14-0000-00070000. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal Repre erson Berry Mathis, III, personal repre sentative deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-00000004-0000. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal Repre Estate to Patsy Jean Mathis and Tracy deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-0000-00030011. Patsy Jane Coyne Personal Rep Jr. Estate to Patsy Jean Mathis and representative deed, $10.00, 15-09-140000-0003-0030. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean ranty deed, $10.00, 15-09-14-00000003-0020. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean III, warranty deed, $10.00, 10-09-140000-0003-0020. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean ranty deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-00000003-0010. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jean Coyne, warran ty deed, $10.00, 10-09-14-0000-00030020. 14-09-14-0000-0006-0000. Patsy Jean Mathis to Patsy Jean Mathis and Patsy Jane Coyne, warran ty deed, $10.00, 23-09-14-0000-00100000. Kevin Sellars and William Ashby to Roseanne Taylor, warranty deed, $10,000.00, 17-08-14-0017-000-0080. Penny Langston to Steven Michael Langston and Penny Langston, simpli Floyd S. Underhill and Michael D. White, Jr. to Kenneth Prout, warranty deed, $3,000.00, 190815058000000060 Lot 6 Woodland Acres. LLC, warranty deed, $28,500.00, Lot 7 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1. Bronson Road Baptist Church, rective warranty deed, $0.00, N Fun Unit 6. Elaine Anderson, warranty deed, Unit 6, 1410160556000E0050. David J. Gangelhoff to David J. Gangelhoff, Lori K. Nelson, David J. Gangelhoff co-trustee, Lori K. Nelson co-trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 6 River Bend. Suwannee River Water Management District to Gilchrist County, deed of conveyance, $10.00, 5 & 6-10-14. Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. Kendall to Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. Kendall and Jerry Dale 290716000000060050. Dennis L. Kendall and Alfretta J. deed, $10.00, 290716000000060070. Gillian H. Crewson to Gary J. Hall and Kristina M. Hall, warranty deed, $15,000.00, 080915007500000250. Rosemary Burnham McDaniel to Rosemary B. McDaniel Family Trust, Rosemary Burnham McDaniel Trustee, 10-16-0563-0000-1900. deed, $38,500.00, 2-10-14. Clinton Pedersen Family Trust, El Peters and Shannon K. Peters, general warranty deed, $127,000.00, 0809140023000H-0040. Betty Vann to Larry R. Wise and Winnie S. Wise, warranty deed, $36,500.00, 32-6-15. Gene A. Rowe and Eugenia S. Rowe to Raymond A. Kerby and Jewell A. Kerby, warranty deed, $67,038.00, 1610-15-0048-0022-0040. Rudolph Singh to John Singh, quit claim deed, $10.00, 34-09-16-02350000-0050. deed, $38,500.00, 02-10-14. Clinton Pedersen Family Trust, El Peters and Shannon K. Peters, general warranty deed, $127,000.00, 0809140023000H-0040. Betty Vann to Larry R. Wise and Winnie S. Wise, warranty deed, $36,500.00, 32-6-15. Gene A. Rowe and Eugenia S. Rowe to Raymond A. Kerby and Jewell A. Kerby, warranty deed, $67,038.00, 1610-15-0048-0022-0040. Rudolph Singh to John Singh, quit claim deed, $10.00, 34-09-16-02350000-0050. Robert Beach and Jennifer Beach to Robbie Beach and Marnie Beach, war ranty deed, $10.00, 19-09-15-00000006-0000. Home Loans Servicing LP to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 16. and Pamela Kay Stanley, warranty deed, $10.00, 35-7-14. William Lee Wade and Shirley Ann $120,000.00, 141014-00000002-0040. Arthur Michael Cannon to Jody Lee Robertson and Jessica Clemmons Rob ertson, warranty deed, $110,000.00, 360816-02130000-0360. Roger B. Wieland to Michael D. Moore and Tammy Moore, warranty deed, $25,500.00, 080815-000000040020. James Glenn Wright, III to Julio Ce warranty deed, $25,000.00, 16-10-150038-000B-0430. D. Adam Cathey and Kendra L. Cathey to Randy A. Colson and Mar ci A. Colson, general warranty deed, $45,000.00, 161015-00440000-0460. Connie Sundeen to Daniel D. Joyce and Glenda S. Joyce, general warranty deed, $43,000.00, 161015-004400000290. Joel K. Kulcsar to Nathan Kulcsar and Maria L. Kulcsar, quit claim deed, $10.00, 23-08-16-0323-0000-0370. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC to Fed eral Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 4 and Lot

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Services FIRESTINES PAINTING: Residential and Commercial. Licensed and Insured. ________________________________ A/C REPAIRS: ________________________________ The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has low cost neuter vouch cash. We hand out vouchers at the Tren ________________________________ DIXIE MONUMENTS: ________________________________ ELECTRICAL WORK: State Certi and all electrical needs call All Seasons ________________________________ JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SER VICE: ________________________________ APPLIANCE REPAIR: Lost & Found REWARD _______________________________ Motorcycle 2009 HONDA 750CC SHADOW SPIRIT: _______________________________ Hay HAY FOR SALE: _______________________________ Livestock STUD SERVICES: _______________________________ Want To Buy HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? house! _______________________________ OLD TRACTORS: _______________________________ Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. Page Nine Party Rentals SPACE WALK of Suwannee River: or visit us online at www.here comesfun. _______________________________ Pre-School Kids World Preschool _______________________________ Services LAWN MOWING: _______________________________ C & D CLEANING SERVICES: Resi _______________________________ CROSSCUT PLUS LLC: _______________________________ WR PRESSURE WASHING: We offer _______________________________ Spring is around the corner, _______________________________ Ridgeway Lawn Care (352) 463-7075 (office) (352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: trokerealty@aol.com J EAN C T ROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker WEBSITE: www.trokerealtyinc.com 730 E. Wade Street (SR-26) Trenton, Florida 32693 Jean Troke (1st cell) (352) 493-3539 Paul Troke (cell) (352) 221-2999 Jean Troke (2nd cell) (352) 493-5237 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1983 Professional Service With A Personal Touch NICE, ROLLING PASTURE ACREAGE, w/ WELL-KEPT M/HOME: 3BR/2BA: Large oaks abound, at this fenced 16.97-acre tract (pictured on the left); w/ lots of pasture space, for horse/livestock), located nearby to SR-47 NE of Trenton. Property has an extremely neat/clean 24x60 Manufactured Home (pictured on the right), w/ spacious living & family rooms, fireplace & bookcases, Main BR/BA suite, storm shelter room, large pole-barn (w/ workshop/tack-room) and lots more Seller is Motivated says can help on some of a Buyers loan costs; call/email our office today, for full property details $92,000. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CAREER OPPORTUNITIES! Bronson, Trenton: Case Managers (Adult/Child) Bronson/Trenton/Cross City: Certified Medical Assistants Please visit www.mbhci.org to apply! EOE, DFWP, E-Verify Services MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS _______________________________ Training BECOME A CNA: ______________________________ Help Wanted Temporary Construction Worker: ________________________________ Nursing Positions Available: Ctr. Housekeeping/Laundry Relief: _______________________________ Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 WE MAKE SIGNS 352-463-7135 Help Wanted Seasonal Grounds Worker: _______________________________ DENTAL ASSISTANT For Rent Located in NE Trenton... _____________________________ PRAIRIE OAKS APARTMENTS: Ac _____________________________ Real Estate 5 ACRES TRENTON: www.Land _______________________________ 1 ACRE BELL AREA: _______________________________ FOR SALE _______________________________ NEW HOMES FOR RENT in Bell 2 BR/2 BA First / Last / Security No Pets / No Smoking Hometown Realty 352-463-9001 352-222-8575 & Gift Shop 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

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Page Ten THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL RAY HODGE & SONS Give us a call. Ray Hodge, (352) 213-3370 Cell (352) 463-6230 Office LAND CLEARING INC. We would like to give you a bid on clearing your land. Large or small acreage or lots. Pine tops-stumps-trees and more. We also build fish ponds. By Angie Rexroat The cold snap late last week didnt stop everyone at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center, or the Easter Bunny, from coming to town! Ayers welcomed two kindergarten classes from Trenton Elementary School, Ms. Kearneys and Mrs. Hines classes, as well as Mrs. Deens and Mrs. Lovetts PreK classes from Bell Elementary School. The kids hopped off the bus all bundled up as our residents waited patiently, bundled up too! The lawns were sprinkled with tons of colorful eggs and a Once each child chose a resident partner to hold their baskets while they relayed the eggs back, the hunt began! Oddly enough, only three of the four golden eggs were found! The lucky hunters who found the golden eggs were Caedman Searles of Mrs. Hines class, Makenzie Sapp of Ms. Kearneys class and Jaiden Harvey of Mrs. Deens Pre-K class. Each winner was awarded a big bunny rabbit! As all of the children and residents enjoyed cupcakes and juice, a surprise visit from the Easter bunny excited everyone! Lots of photos were taken with that prized rabbit! Last, but not least, an impromptu game of Red Light! Green Light! with the kids before the buses came and scooped them up! Thank you all for a great day and another wonderful egg hunt at Ayers! Easter bunny visits Ayers Health & Rehab Caedman Searles of Mrs. Hines Class is shown with Mrs. Taylor. Makenzie Sapp of Ms. Kearneys class found a golden egg! She is pictured with Mrs. Mathews. Jaiden Harvey of Mrs. Deans PreK class is pictured with Mrs. Brantley and the golden egg he found. supervisor of elections said she would like to see Gilchrist County purchase these machines at a cost of $1,500 per machine, rather than purchase brand new machines at an estimated cost of $2,495 each. The supervisor of elections has an annual budget of $280,965, however, Sanchez has asked the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to utilize funds from general revenue to cover the cost of the new equipment, because she would like to have the electronic poll books in place before the August primary election. Sanchez said she may have money in her budget to cover the costs, but its too early to say because she doesnt know what election related up to the primary. Tammy Jones, supervisor of elections in Levy County, said on Monday that Levy County has machine that has been used at the Willow Sink precinct for the last six or seven years. She indicated that poll workers love the convenience the machine offers. Likewise, Dixie County Supervisor of Elections Starlet Cannon said electronic poll books in March. Almost all of Floridas 67 counties have some type of electronic voter utilizing, Cannon said. When we purchased our machines for Dixie County, I was told that we were one of only 10 or 12 counties in the state that have not gone to this. I thought it was important for us to stay up with technology. Electronic poll books Continued from page 1 Tri County Nursing Home Easter Event Submitted Tri County Nursing Home would like to say a special thank you to everyone in our community that came out despite the weather on Saturday for our Easter event. Also thank you to our volunteers, from New Beginning Baptist Church, AARP, Cookie the clown, as well as Martengale Bluegrass Band. The weather would not cooperate completely with last Saturdays Easter event, however the show must go on. The bounce house and Easter egg hunt had to be canceled due to the weather. We did however continue on, Martengale Bluegrass played throughout the day, and we offered free hot dogs, drinks and chips to everyone that showed up. We started the day with 200 free the day with only 60 baskets left. Since the children could not hunt the children. Cookie the clown painted faces, and in between the rain showers the children played some outdoor games. All in all, the day was a success! Thank you again to everyone who had a hand in making this a day of FUN! Submitted Vickers, a member of the Manatee Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and a resident of Trenton, was recently recognized for her citizenship. She was presented a citation and medal from Commander Vinny George of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087 located in Beverly Hills, Florida. Kimberly earned the award for her outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership in the Sea Cadet program. For the last year the chief has been heading up a volunteer program with a small group of her division cadets at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. Once a month on a non-drill weekend, she meets her shipmates at the center where they visit with residents, play cards, help with meals and generally provide quality time for these heroes that dont always get the recognition they deserve. Kimberly had been volunteering on her own for a few years, but her ability to turn her passion into something that other cadets could share, as well demonstrates her leadership abilities. Manatee Division meets at Station Yankeetown and learns about Naval Service. The Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organization for Americans 11-17 years old. For more information, call the Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or visit them online at www.manateediv.org Thank you to Palms Medical Group, Dr. Bruce Thomas and Mrs. Anita Riels for buying my hog at this year's Suwannee River Livestock Fair Your support is greatly appreciated! Landon Parrish Trenton FFA Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393