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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 2 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, June 5, 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 June 5, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Continued to page 8 Shakeups in the School System for 2014-15 By Carrie A. Mizell The Gilchrist County School Boards meeting on Tuesday was both joyful, as retiring teachers were honored, and at times tense, as the Board discussed shakeups planned for the upcoming school year. Janet Bradley will transition from director of secondary education and reading to a newly created position, coordinator of elementary instructional support next year. Rick Reed, who many thought would be retiring at the end of this school year, has agreed to stay on two more years and will serve as director of secondary education. Though several board members questioned why the superintendent, who is responsible for all personnel decisions, would move Bradley from the position, after she has received only excellent reviews in the past, Superintendent Rob Rankin stood by his decision. Personnel decisions are never an easy thing, but I am 100 percent sure of my decision, Rankin said. Whats right is not always popular. School Board member Michelle Walker-Crawford said she didnt appreciate hearing of his decision after word was already on the street, and the same was said of Rankins decision to hire Bell Elementary Schools new principal. I would think the board would be acknowledged before an announcement is made, WalkerCrawford said. School Board member Deen Lancaster also said he was displeased with how the Bradley situation was handled. You say youre sure, most of us dont think so, but to the betterment of Gilchrist County schools I hope you can prove us all wrong. In other personnel changes, Sherry Lindsey will be the new principal at Bell High School, having been re-assigned from Bell Elementary School. Superintendent Rankin has hired Suzanne Mathe as the new principal of Bell Elementary School. Mathe is the granddaughter of Mrs. Iris Roberts. She taught at Bell High School during the 2011-2012 school year and part of the 2012-13 school year, until she accepted a position in the Putnam County School System. Mathe was hired from a pool of 16 to 18 applicants, three of whom already work within the Gilchrist County School District. She has a lot of background in administration, having been a principal before, Superintendent Rankin said. She has a proven record and is a people person. Frederick Ray Stoel will go from dean of students at Trenton High School to the schools assistant principal. Retirees were also honored during Tuesdays meeting. Plaques were presented to Gail Dasher and Dennis McGill from Bell High School, Renee Hastings from Trenton Elementary School and Linda Beach, Janice Grant, David Kotait, Larry Rawlings, Sue Reed and Tangela Rome from Trenton High School. See a picture of the retirees on page 8. Pomp and Circumstance for the Class of 2014 To the Residents of Gilchrist County: It is with great excitement that I announce my intent to seek the I am proud to call Gilchrist County my home and would like to serve this community by listening to your concerns and establishing policies and procedures that will help our teachers better serve our students in this district. As a parent, I know the McElroy to run for School Board, Dist. 1 importance of having someone listen to concerns. As a fellow educator, I would be able to serve as a school board member who understands the role of teachers, support staff, and administrators in the daily workings of the school. I want to listen to your concerns before decisions are made that impact classrooms or schools. With over 18 years in the educational system, I am the candidate who will always listen, investigate, and seek ways to be supportive of teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff in Gilchrist County. I will always be actively involved in extracurricular activities and support students in and out of the classroom to the best of my ability. I hold a Bachelors degree from Saint Leo University in Elementary Education and Masters Degree in School Counseling PK12 from the University of Southern Mississippi. Last October, I passed the FELE (Florida Educational Leadership Exam) and am enrolled in coursework at University of North Florida in order to add Educational summer. In addition, I have many years of classroom experience in a variety of grade levels including PK, K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th grades, as well as high school guidance. I have served as a guidance counselor for grades PK thru 12 implementing Christie McElroy Chelsea Hickox has been awarded an athletic scholarship for cheerleading from King University, in Bristol, Tennessee. She will cheer for the Tornados basketball teams and on Kings competitive cheer team. Trenton High School history to cheer in college. Chelsea began her cheer career in Trenton on the JV squad in 8th and 9th grade. She spent the last 3 years on the varsity team, being selected as captain her senior year. Chelsea received her AA degree from Florida Gateway College on May 2, and graduated, with honors from Trenton High School on May 31. She will begin school in the fall and plans to study elementary education. Hickox signs with King Trenton High School graduation photos by Heather White Photography. Bruce Thomas, Jr., son of Julie and Bruce Thomas, Sr., signed to play football with Webber International University last week. The 2014 Bell High School graduate will move to Babson Park, which is three hours away to attend Webber International University. According to Julie, Bruce received academic and football scholarship offers from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. He also received academic scholarship offers from Stetson University in DeLand and Southeastern University in Lakeland. Thomas signs with WIU Photo by Donny Joiner Photography. Continued to page 8


Page Two THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 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 Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 Reunions Tide Tables For The Week of 6/5 to 6/11 for the mouth of the Suwannee River 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. Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Cant afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Tthe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at (800) 262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call, or come see us: noon, Bell Community Center noon, Trenton Public Library SHINE volunteers available WWII Vets and Proud of It will meet June 12 at AdaBlue Caf in need a ride, please contact Virginia Lewis at (352) 528-2310 for info or WWII Vets and Proud of It to meet melon Festival will be held in down This will be a wonderful day of scores of vendors offering crafts, parade featuring businesses, organi zations and even watermelon pageant The festival schedule is as fol lows: Auction Weigh-in of Visiting Royalty and Local Contestants Auction of the 60th Annual Watermelon Queen seed spitting contest All events are scheduled to take The public is invited to come out nual Watermelon Festival! Chieand Watermelon Festival is Saturday 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 AmVets Suwannee River Post #422 salutes WWII Vets AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 saluted four of its six living World Prior to saluting its WWII vets, a small service was held to salute all the pictures of all AMVETS Post We owe a special debt of gratitude to them, as well as to all of our There were over 16 million men and women who fought in WWII and over 400,000 who never made it those veterans who are members of Stacey, Paul Robert, Charlie Roach, and Penrose Dietz attended the Thank you all for your service everyone in the post who participated The Annual Black and White Ball Tickets are on sale for $25 per following to purchase tickets: Mary Davis (352) 463-1535, Charlotte Kearney (352) 665-6805, Angie Walton (352) 231-0102 or Cindy The committee would like to thank Money raised at the Annual Black and White Ball goes toward a $600 John Morse Scholarship that is given Annual Black and White Ball is June 20 A free Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education Class will Please RSVP to (352) 463Pack n Play! Should you have any questions please call Rosie Ditto at the Healthy Free Childbirth Education Class CareerSource Florida Crown will hold a Board and Consortium meeting on at CareerSource Florida Crown purpose of the Board/Consortium meeting is to review performance Board, Consortium meeting The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their next monthly Pancake Breakfast at their All residents of northeast Gilchrist County and surrounding communities Blueberry, nut and plain pancakes will be served, along with sausage, eggs, grits, and cheese grits, too, for the breakfast will be a donation to Spring Ridge/Gilchrist County Fire Station 3 is located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), near Come have a nice breakfast and month! Spring Ridge Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the High Springs be held in the downtown area of High The theme for the evening is Celebrating Moms, Dads, and Enter our Apple Pie Contest, Chili Cook-off, and for the kids, a Bedrock Ball Toss or the Little Engineer The event is for all ages, and there will be sidewalk vendors, live music, Come enjoy this fun evening of Fantastic Friday in High Springs Librarys Summer Reading Program Save the date! The Gilchrist County Public Library will hold its Summer kids Kindergarten to 4th grade, the program will run as follows: Domico Splash! For more information on the Summer Library Program visit: The Lord Family Reunion will be held June 14, at noon, at the Trenton The Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion scheduled for June 14, 2014 at Hart Springs has been canceled The reunion will resume on June Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion cancelled Lord Family Reunion June 14 Franklin Cooper, 43, and Rena Lynn Russell, 32, both of Trenton, were married on May 18, 2014, by Wadie Wayne Spears, 31, and Brit tany Ann Wachle, 28, both of Tren Slater David Carter, 20, of Chief land, and Heather Adele Poole, 24, of Trenton, were married on May 24, ton, and Stephanie Leanne Chatman, 26, of Bell, were married on May 24, Wayne Fedrick Wilson, 51, and Trenton, were married on May 25, Marriage application County Mrs. Louise Coleman inducted into Trenton Hall of Fame The Trenton City Commission ad opted a resolution on Tuesday, May Coleman into the Trenton Hall of Born Bonnie Louise Jernigan, on After graduation from high school she attended Florida State University, There she studied to become a school Later, while attending the Uni remarked while traveling through Trenton, Lord, please dont let me Little did she know that just a short time later she would meet a man who worked in Trenton, marry him, and live the rest of her life in that little English and History, she was also the girls basketball coach, having been a top player during her own high Coleman never missed one of their ballgames, and developed quite a reputation with the referees for her man with instilling in them a love them to do their best, and is said to have been able to criticize you with Just about everyone in Trenton time or another during her tenure as described as a hoot and a person until she passed away on April 10, 2005, but clearly, her legacy to the City of Trenton lives on in the many young lives she so enthusiastically Dan Jenkins Family Reunion Dan Jenkins Family Reunion will All relatives and friends are invited For more information, call Robert County Louise Colemans family is pictured back row, from left: Logan Akins, Jim Akins, April Akins, Kinsey Akins, Barbara Coleman Nixon, Lee Davidson, Kay Scroghan, Jill Akins, and Sue Clyatt. Front Row, from left: Presley Akins, Lucy Coleman Lacey, Iris Roberts and Ryder Steigerwalt.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 Socials By Cindy Jo Ayers Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell 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 Auto Body Collision Repair We Accept All Insurance Claims Doing business for Over 30 years. Fanning Springs Auto 16720 N.W. Hwy. 19 Fanning Springs 352-463-2387 We Guarantee Our Work as long as you own your car. DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. 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 My name is Alyssa Branning and my parents names are Shawna Branning and Jimi Branning. I went to Bell High School and graduated in 2010. I now live in Tennessee and attend Middle Tennessee State University and I am currently working on my application to medical school. The name of the organization is Global Medical Brigades and I am involved with the chapter at Middle Tennessee State University. Our organization is made up of students who have a passion for health care and making a difference in the lives of those who do not have access to it. This summer I will be taking part in a brigade from August 11 thru August 21. I went on a similar trip last year to Nicaragua around the same time of year. This trip will follow the same concept, but instead we will be going to Ghana. While setting up and working in a medical clinic in schools or churches. In the medical clinics patients are triaged, visit with a physician, and then visit our make-shift pharmacy where they are given medications that we collect and bring with us on the brigade. The second portion of our trip consists By John M. Ayers A Live Oak resident died and two Trenton men were injured in an early morning vehicle crash two miles north of McAlpin on Thursday, May 29. Corporal Stalnaker of the Florida Highway Patrol reported that Terry Lynn Cruse, 61, of Live Oak was driv ing a 2005 Nissan north on US 129 near 99th Lane just before 5 a.m. As he entered an s curve along US 129 his vehicle was reportedly hit by a truck traveling south, that had crossed the centerline while traveling through a curvature of the highway. The truck, a 2008 Dodge 5500 pulling an unloaded log trailer, was being driven by Kenny Lee Wheeler, 37, of Trenton. Thomas Wilkie, 69, also of Trenton, was a passenger in the truck at the time of the accident. Cruse was pronounced deceased at the scene following the head-on crash. Wilkie received serious injuries and the driver, Kenny Wheeler, received minor injuries in the crash. Both men were transported to a local hospital for medical care. According to the accident report, provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. Tragic vehicle accident leaves 1 dead, 2 injured Help a Bell High School graduate go on a mission trip to Ghana of educating community members on the concept of public health and working with them to build sanitation units that include a place to shower, a functional septic system, and a place to clean their clothes and eating utensils. You can visit our website, http:// or a check can be mailed to 5208 Patience Drive, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167. Submitted Jordan Goldberg, of Newberry, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2014, was awarded the Government and Legal Studies Department Prize for Excellence in Political Theory at Bowdoins annual Honors Day Ceremony, held May 7, 2014. Goldberg is majoring in Government and Legal Studies and minoring in English, while attending Bowdoin College, which is located in Brunswick, Maine. Congratulations Jordan! Newberrys Jordan Goldberg graduates from Bowdoin College Poll of the Week Go to to vote on this weeks poll question: conditioned fair barn? Congratulations to Tymber Lynn Watson for being crowned the 2014 age division, 10 to 12 year olds. She is the daughter of Danny and Debbie Watson of Fanning Springs, the granddaughter of Linda Lester of High Springs, the late Melvin Eiland Watson of Cross City and the greatgranddaughter of Vida Faye Weeks of Suwannee. Tymber Lynn Watson Watson is crowned a Chieand Watermelon Queen Alyssa Branning is shown third from left on the front row in this picture which was taken on a past mis sion trip. A member of Global Medical Brigades, Alyssa went on a mission trip to Nicaragua last year. Peas and beans are favorites of most Southerners today just as they were in Thomas Jeffersons era. Jefferson imported some 30 varieties to grow at his Virginia home. Im sure some of the varieties of peas that are grown today, saved and cherished by avid gardeners in the South, may have came from Jeffersons very garden. Pea and bean seed, like many other seeds have been harvested, dried and saved to replant for hundreds of years. Some seed has stayed in the same family for generations. There is a lot to be said for saving seeds, for one, you always know for sure what you will have when they are harvested. This year our small garden has two varieties of peas, corn, peanuts, and okra that are all old seed that have been saved and passed down and our hands. Gathering seed at the end of the season has become a very important part of gardening for John and I. Shelling out the dried seed and storing them in the freezer gives us the promise of great fresh vegetables for the next season and a real sense of satisfaction. From my own gardening experience I now understand how growing new varieties of vegetables. Lets face it, most Southerners like vegetables no matter how they are prepared. Whether growing your own vegetables in your home garden, or shopping for the best at a farmers market, grocery store or a roadside vegetable stand, this is the time of year to buy the very best vegetables. Over the next several months we will also have the opportunity to feast on fresh Florida blueberries and Georgia peaches. If you happen to have wild blackberries on your property look close, they might just be ready to pick about now. There is an old famous restaurant in Atlanta known as Mary Macs Tea Room, and if you have ever dined there you would remember it for their good Southern cooking and about the best sweet tea found anywhere. This recipe for fried okra is said to have come from Mary Macs very kitchen. Im not sure if that is true or not, but it is a real good recipe for fried okra. Crunchy Fried Okra 2 pounds okra, washed 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons water 2 cups buttermilk Salt 2 cups cracker meal Black pepper vegetable oil for frying Cut okra in 1/3 to 1/2 inch slices after the steam ends have been removed. Place okra in large bowl. Mix together egg, buttermilk, and 2 teaspoons salt, beat with whisk until well blended, pour mixture over okra and toss with hands. meal, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste. Next heat about 1 inch of oil in a cast iron frying pan or electric frying pan to 350 degrees. Lift about one handful of okra at a time from buttermilk/egg wash, and let it drain a little before placing it in mixture. Toss the okra, be sure each piece is separated. Fry until golden brown and drain on a paper towel. Serve hot. It is best with a big helping of acre peas and sliced tomatoes. Note: Cracker meal can be made by crushing saltines in a zip lock bag until crumbs are about the size of cornmeal. How can we expect students in Gilchrist County schools to pass standardized tests to be promoted to the next grade, but not make adminis trators adhere to the same standards? That was the point Gilchrist County School Board members Julie Thomas and Michelle Walker-Crawford made on Tuesday during a school board meeting. Bell Middle High Schools As sistant Principal Lisa Barry has not completed her coursework for a Flor ida Educational Leadership Endorse her position. Former superintendent Don Thom as moved Barry into the posi tion of assistant principal without it, and gave her a three year grace period to obtain it. Since then, she has been given an other extention, which means, all to tal, Barry has been given almost six years to complete 39 credit hours. Walker-Crawford expressed frus tion is required for the position, yet Barry is being allowed to stay in the position, making an assistant princi pals pay without it. Were not doing our due dili gence, Walker-Crawford said. I know the agreement was made in good faith, but if she is no longer do ing coursework, which is what Im hearing today, then she doesnt need to be in the position. When the superintendent asked school board attorney Lindsey Land er for an opinion, Lander said that the School District is bound by the signed commitment the former superinten dent made. Therefore, Barry will have until she will lose her position as assistant principal at Bell Middle/High School, or at least thats what the superinten dent told the school board members on Tuesday. Robert Ferris and Shawn Kirby on June 5th; Jason Durden, Dr. John Fra zier, Lyle Wilkerson, Ronda Parrish and Natalee Chason on June 6th; Ted Henley, Sibyl Downing, Matthew Rexroat, Baird Resener, Coy Connaster and A. J. Gaylord on June 7th; Wendy Langford, Avery Beckelheimer, Linh Diana Tang Nguyen and Kaila Masonheimer on June 8th; Troy Wiske, Earl Gay, Don McLeary and Kaden Bryce Beville on June 9th; Kyle Baker, Syndi Bivens, Celia Loughner and Christine Smith on June 10th; Wanda Langford on June 11th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rubi on June 6th; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Lawrence, and Mr. and Mrs. David Houser on June 7th; and Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Smith on June 10th. The Bell cheerleaders will be holding a mini cheer camp on June 16 and June 17, at the BHS Gym, from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost for the camp is $25, and lunch will be provided, Registrations are available at Bell High School and Bell Elementary School. Bell Bulldog Mini Cheer Camp


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land Church News 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." (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 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 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 16 20 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at Priscilla Baptist Church 5509 West County Road 232, Bell, FL Classes for all ages, Nursery thru Youth. Bible Study, Music, Crafts, Games, Snacks!! Dont Miss the Fun!!! Need 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 for more information or visit us on Facebook. We meet at 4050 US Hwy 129, Trenton, FL 32619. Agency D3 Vacation Bible School at Union Baptist Church Come join us as we investigate the Truth about Jesus. The one week investigation will begin on June 15 June 19 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for kids that have competed grades Pre-K through 8th grade. We will also be serving dinner to the kids every night. So come hungry and ready to investi gate. At Agency D3 kids will collect, and log evidence about the life of Jesus. As a special agents the kids will examine eye witness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to defend the Truth about who Jesus really is. We will conclude the week on June 20 at 7 p.m. with a Family Night where the kids will sing songs that they have learned throughout the week, followed up by refreshments next door at the Fellowship Hall. For any additional information please call the church at (352) 472-3845. Genesis 18 records one of the most fascinating conversations in the entire Bible. The Lord chose to share His plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with His friend Abraham. Verse 19 says His reason for not hiding this from Abraham was so that Abraham would understand the way of the Lord and direct his children in such a way that God could bless him as He promised. In the 14 verses following, Abraham questions Gods mercy by asking, Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Abraham negotiated with God from 50 righteous all the way down to 10 being enough not to destroy the city. The fact that God seemed willing to compromise with Abraham speaks volumes about how much the Lord loves being in relationship with His creation. Compromise is a strategy that can be successfully used when both parties have equal authority or when the more powerful party is willing to make some allowances for the sake of relationship or outcome. Corporate mergers often require many hours in negotiations before walking away with a plan everyone can accept. On a more personal note, successful marriages have two people who come it on the same team. This will always require compromise. As we continue take a look at this strategy: settlement of differences by mutual concessions. This is known as the win/lose strategy of be quite a controversial choice. A key factor is that neither party gets all of what they wanted; but neither should either side lose on every point. Using compromise to successfully settle a consciously aware that the outcome might be less than originally hoped for. The resolution may be acceptable, but not optimal. There can be resistance to using compromise as an approach to result seems like a loss. However, if the focus is on what is achieved, rather than on what has been given up, there is a greater likelihood that the parties will leave with feelings of satisfaction. Compromise is more successful when both parties have a range of likely outcomes that are open for consideration such that the within the scope of that range. Compromise can be an effective not always the best choice. Resorting strategies may be more appropriate can result in an outcome that is not effective in the long run. It is important that vital issues or principles are not lost in the course of compromise. All differences do not need to be negotiated. Effective individuals know when to use compromise and when other approaches to problem solving are needed. May we grow in the wisdom to know the difference, because every heart matters! Vacation Bible School Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 4200 N.W. CR-340, Bell JUNE 8 12 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 3 years through Adult Come join us as we investigate the Truth about Jesus. As a special agents the kids will examine eye witness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to defend the Truth about who Jesus really is. Join the fun in Bible Study, Crafts, Music & Games. A meal will be served each night. For more information please call: 386-935-3575 or 352-463-6195 VBS at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Come join us for Vacation Bible School at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Sunday, June 8 through Thursday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children age 3 on up to adults. Grab your ID and head on over to Agency D3! As we investigate the truth about Jesus! We will be having Bible study, crafts, recreation and snacks. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church is located at 4200 NW CR 340, three miles north of Bell. For more information, call (386) 935-3575. Nazarene Church to hold VBS at Trenton Depot on June 14 ALL ABOARD! For VBS at the Trenton Train Depot! Trenton Community Nazarene Church will be hosting Kids Crusades VBS on Saturday, Jun. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. F.A.I.T.H.H. Mobile Food Pantry The F.A.I.T.H.H. Mobile Food Pantry will be in Bell at the Club house behind City Hall on June 12, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc., more information, please call Debbie Long, Program Coordinator, at 352372-0294. Evangelist at Lighthouse Word Lighthouse Word Church invites you to join them as they welcome internationally known Evangelist Billy Mayo for a special Fathers Day celebration, June 15. Billy Mayo has spoken, face to face, to over 3 million people world wide throughout his 33 year ministry. The day will also feature Billy Mayos Daughter, Heart Recording Artist Destiny Lael. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Free Continental Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and the service begins at 10:30 a.m. You wont want to miss this special day! 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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Woodland Craft Signs Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Cheri Hutto Born: Oct. 28, 1963 Died: June 1, 2010 Gone, but never forgotten. We miss and love you. Your family and friends 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 Mrs. Pearl Smith Barber Pearl Smith Barber, 68, of Gulf Hammock, went to be with her Lord on May 29, 2014, at Haven Hospice She was born in Gulf Hammock to years as senior vice president and She was a member of Concord Bap spending time at the beach, sewing, the most dearest and nearest to her heart was spending time with her She is preceded in death by her fa She is survived by her loving hus mock; daughter and her husband, April (John) Trimm of Bronson; mother, Pearl Grace Smith of Gulf Hammock; sisters Audrey (George) Castell of Orange Park, Lois (Tom Smith of Gulf Hammock, Inez (Lloyd) Worthington of Williston and and two grandchildren; Sarah Trimm Funeral services were Monday, ment was at Rosemary Cemetery in Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services was Condolences may be offered by visit com _______________ Mr. Edgar Ed Futch Edgar Ed Futch, 80, of Old was born to Queed and Eula Futch in Cross City and has lived in the lo lineman and a proud member of the Marie Futch; sons, Buddy Stills, all of Cross City; several grandchil dren and great-grandchildren and The family received friends from 5 2014 in the chapel of Knauff Funeral was at Long Pond Cemetery in Old Arrangements were under the care _______________ Mr. Thomas J. (Jimmie) Martin The son of Austin (Shug) Martin and Minnie Slaughter Martin, Jim He is survived by his wife Geraline Martin; two daughters, Anita (Jon) Howard of Zephryhills and Barbara Martin of Wilmington, North Caro lina; three sons, Jim (Carol) Mar tin of Fort White, Wayne Martin of Ocala and Gerald Martin of Bell; one step-daughter, Sherry (Jay) Lindsey of Bell; one sister, Ethel Blanchard great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces Jimmie will be buried at the Jack sonville National Cemetery in Jack _______________ Mrs. Elba Beatrice Nettles at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Coun drove a school bus for the Gilchrist crocheting and needle work, working in the yard, reading and being a care She is survived by her son, Ran dy Nettles of Bell; daughter, Paula (Mike) Bunkley of Bell; foster daughter, Joyce White of Williston; grandchildren, Hannah Livingston, Alyssa Bunkley and sister, Florice A graveside service was held Mon Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery, Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral _______________ Mrs. Mildred Nutter passed away May 26, 2014, at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in She was born on June 22, 1928, in Warner, New Hampshire, to Gideon Mildred moved to this area in 1981 of Hardeetown Baptist Church where polka, singing on the radio, reading, crossword puzzles and birds, espe She is preceded in death by her She is survived by her daughters, Patty (Jay) Clark of Rosewood, and Franklin Nutter, Sharon Nutter, Jes sica Mae Engel, Shelia Engel, and 12 Funeral Services were held Mon Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with Interment followed at the Hardee Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is Condolences may be offered by visit _______________ Mr. Daniel Webster OSteen Daniel Webster OSteen, 85, passed Daniel was born on July 15, 1928 in Gilchrist County to John Bennie He was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist whole life and he was also a member He is survived by his wife of 64 High Springs; two daughters, Loretta (Dennis) Sapp and Laraine Fleming all of High Springs; two sons, Larry OSteen and Lance OSteen both of High Springs; two sisters, Bonnie Simmons of High Springs and Irma Graham of Plant City; two brothers, both of High Springs; seven grand children, Danielle, Dana, Tina, Te resa, Trevor, Trina and Traci and twelve great-grandchildren, Trent, Raya, Alaina, Aubrie, Anisten, Mor gan, Gaven, Ava, Braxton, Zoe, Ol Funeral services were held on Fri Horeb Baptist Church with Pastor followed the service at the church Arrangements were under the care line condolences or sign the guest _______________ Mr. Henry Mose Smith Henry Mose Smith, 89, of Old Town passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Haven Hospice of the Army during World War II and was the former owner of the Tennille Crossroads Grocery Store for over He is survived by sons; Allen and Wayne Smith, both of White Springs, Charles Peanut Smith and William Ricky Kroll, both of Old Town; daughter, Teresa Mellette of Bran ford, and many grandchildren, greatA memorial service will be held at Waters Memorial Gardens Cemetery Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding _______________ Mrs. Alice Irene Warren Alice Irene Warren, of Cross City and Gainesville, died peacefully, sur rounded by family and friends, on Care Center in Gainesville, following war bride from 1942 to 1944 when her husband Raymond served in Graceville, Quincy, Jacksonville, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and returned They became Dixie County residents Irene was the daughter of George and Ada Dunn and the beloved wife was a mother, grandmother, greatOver the years she was a member of First Baptist Church in Graceville, Quincy, Cross City, and Gainesville, and Pulaski Heights Baptist Church activity was participating in church She and Raymond believed that God gave each of us hands, feet, eyes, ears, a voice, and a heart that we might love and care for each oth WMU (Womans Missionary Union), serving in various leadership capaci served as a Sunday School teacher to children, young people, and adults, and as a Baptist Girls Auxiliary participated in nursing home visi Hospice volunteer, and was active in Bible distribution events with Gide was a supporter and board member of United Christian Service of Di skilled as a mentor to young married children and grandchildren and actu ally traveled around the world with her life she considered painting her together large puzzles and playing Scrabble and Chinese checkers! Irene taining in her home, sewing, reading, studying the Bible, and maintaining Irene is survived by her daugh ters; Sandra Sharron of Gainesville, Sherry McNeel of Tampa, and Con nie Liles of Tallahassee; grandchil dren Jarrett Liles and Warren Liles of Tallahassee, and Kristina (Matt) Sharron Enos of New York City; great-grandchildren Luke, Joshua, also survived by many nephews and Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years; three brothers, James Dunn, Tad Dunn, and George A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Cross City quests that donations be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Homes, or Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding _______________ Mr. Clint Joseph Williams ford, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, while working in North Da He was working as a oil sampler in on the computer and playing base He is survived by his parents, Tim and Jackie Williams of Branford and Katrina and Wyatte Osteen of Branford; brothers, Clay Williams of Branford and Trey Smith of Tren ton; sisters, Nicole Barnes of Starke, Kristin Williams, Kayla Williams and Olivia Williams, all of Branford and Horeb Baptist Church on Saturday, Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding _______________ Cards of Thanks We would like to thank all who cards of condolence in the death of Geraline Martin, Anita and Jon Howard, Barbara Martin, Jim and Carol Martin, Wayne Martin, Gerald Martin, Sherry and Jay Lindsey and _______________ We would like to express our great appreciation for all the love and kind ness shown to our family following the loss of our precious loved one, Thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement, phone calls, cards, The Family of Terry Philman Townsend/Wayfair Cemeteries workday Submitted The families and interested parties of the Wayfair and Townsend cemeteries in Northwest Gilchrist County are urged to come out and be involved in a workday on Saturday, For more information, contact the families that are involved in the ___________ Mrs. Karen Audrea Young Karen Audrea Young, 54, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her She was preceded in death by daughter Cyndel Young and sister She is survived by her husband ter, Angel Mae Young of Old Town; parents, John Melvin and Linda Mae Dyals of Old Town; grandchildren, Dalton Ashton Devitt, Blakelyn My cyndel Devitt and Mason James De vitt; brother, Merlon Dyals of Old Dyals and Dixie Wright, all of Old Funeral services were held Friday, Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with terment followed at Old Town Cem Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding _______________


THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 21-2013-CA-000068 DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK, as successor in interest to PERKINS STATE BANK, A Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DONALD E. MCGREGOR, JR., Individually and as Surviving Spouse of IRMA JEAN MCCASKEY a/k/a IRMA J. MCCASKEY-MCGREGOR, Deceased; and STEVEN MCCASKEY; and SUSAN BAILEY Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F. S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 12th 2014, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 at 11:00 AM on July 14 2014 the following described property: EXHIBIT A TRACT No. 4 of Bradland Unrecorded Subdivision: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 29, Township 8 South, Range 15 East, for a point of reference. Thence run along the East line of said Northeast 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 North 00 West, 320.18 feet; thence run South 89 West, 638.82 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue South 89 West, 725.97 feet; thence run North 00 West, 322.67 feet; thence run North 891 East 358.86 feet; thence run North 00 West 18.38 feet; thence run North 891 East 367.17 feet; thence run South 00 East, 341.03 feet to the Point of Beginning, all lying and being in Gilchrist County, Florida. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH an easement for the purpose of ingress-egress and utilities over, and across the following described property: a strip of land lying 30 feet left and 30 feet right of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 29, Township 8 South, Range 15 East for a point of reference. Thence run along the South line of said Section 29, North 89 East, 660.73 feet to the Point of Beginning of said centerline. Thence run North 00 West, 1,352.60 feet; thence run South 89 West, 22.00 feet; thence run North 00 West, 682.22 feet; thence run North 89 East, 638.86 feet; thence run South 00 East 69.37 feet; then run North 891 East, 358.86 feet; thence run North 00 West, 18.38 feet; thence run North 891 East, 367.17 feet to the terminal point of said centerline. Together with a 1995 Homes of Meritt (Pine) ID#FLHMLCP71712687 A & B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis after the sale. Dated May 13, 2014. TODD NEWTON CLERK OF COURT By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk (SEAL) Pub: May 29, June 5, 2014b _____________________ ADVERTISEMENT The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners hereby gives notice that bids will be accepted from FDOT preResurfacing the existing pavement of SE 90 AVENUE from SE 110 STREET north to State Road 26 with asphaltic concrete leveling and surface course, shoulder work and incidental items over a length of approximately 4.5 miles. Also reconstruction of SW 90 AVENUE from State Road 26 north to SE 64 AVENUE including reworking of existing roadway to form stabilized subgrade, construction of 6-inch limerock base, paving with asphaltic concrete, shoulder work and incidental items, a length of 0.2 miles. Approximately 150 days will be allowed for construction. of the Gilchrist County Administrator, 209 SE First Street, Trenton, Florida, until 2:00 P.M. (local time), Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read. Bidding Documents will not be issued after 5:00 P.M. (local time), Friday, June 27, 2014. Electronic (Internet) or facsimile (Fax) bids will not be accepted for this project. Award, if made, will be based on the apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder based on the actual work intended, including selected alternates and whose proposal complies with all the Contract Document requirements. A Proposal Guaranty of not less than cashiers check, trust company treasurers check, bank draft of any national or state bank, or a Surety Bid Bond, made payable to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, must accompany each bid. A check or draft in an amount less will invalidate the bid. All work is to be done in accordance with the Plans, and Special Provisions to accompany the Florida Department of for Road and Bridge Construction 2013 together with the complete Florida Department of Transportation 2013. placed on the discriminatory vendor list may not submit a bid to contract with a public entity for the construction of a public work as set forth in Florida Statute Chapter 287.134. placed on the convicted vendor list following a public entity crime may not submit a bid to or contract with a public entity for construction of a public work as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter 287.133. Bidder shall certify to eligibility in the bid proposal. Bidding Documents may be obtained from: Mills Engineering Company P.O. Box 778 Bronson, Florida 32621 Phone: (352) 486-2872 FAX: (352) 486-2498 The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids. Publish June 5 and 12, 2014b. ______________ PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle, VIN# IMEHM 59S43Ab21828, 2003 Mercury, will be sold at Public Auction on June 13, 2014 at 8 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida Stat ute 713.78. The auction will be held at 16720 NW Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 by Fanning Springs Auto, Inc., (352) 463-2387. Pub. June 5, 2014b _____________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING The City of Trenton Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as possible following the regular Commission meeting, in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Consent Items 1. Minutes May 13, 2014 Planning and Zoning Board Meeting D. Action Items 1. SP 14-01 Utility Easement Retail Building North Main Street 2. Textual Amendment to Land Development Regulations E. Public Comments F. Adjourn PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Taylor Brown City Manager Publish June 5, 2014b ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Scheduled Guests 1. Wayne Gordon D. Unscheduled Guests E. Consent Items 1. Minutes Regular Commission Meeting May 27, 2014 2. April Financial and Expenditure Reports F. Staff Reports for May 1. Code Enforcement 2. Fire Department 3. Police Department 4. Public Works Department G. Action Items 1. Derrick Anderson Property 513 NW 4th Street 2. Pump for Public Works $6,950, sole source 3. Road Repairs/Paving F. Tabled Items I. Discussion Items J. Board Member Requests K. City Attorney Report L. City Manager Report M. Public Comments N. Adjourn PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Taylor Brown City Manager Publish June 5, 2014b ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 21-2014-CP-10 IN RE: ESTATE OF WAYNE ALAN PLENNES, also known as Wayne A. Plennes, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WAYNE ALAN PLENNES, also known as Wayne A. Plennes deceased, whose date of death was January 14, 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Trenton, Florida 32693 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other person having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is June 5 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: David Miller Lang, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-7800 Personal Representative: Howard R. Weenick 161 S.E. Dees Road Branford, Florida 32008 Pub. June 5 and 12, 2014b ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 21-2014-CP-18 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS J. SULLIVAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS J. SULLIVAN deceased, whose date of death was March 15, 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693 The names and addresses of the personal rep resentative and the personal representa tives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other person having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is June 5 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: David Miller Lang, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-7800 Personal Representative: Erin Despars 2741 Lee Road 393 Auburn, Alabama 36832 Pub. June 5 and 12, 2014b ________________ NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING SUWANNEE RIVER ECONOMIC COUNCIL, INC. The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a Fi nance Audit and Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2014; Finance Audit Committee Meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M.; and Execu tive Committee Meeting will follow at 10:30 A.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., Administra Road NW, in Live Oak, Florida. Pub. June 5, 2014b ________________ Gilchrist County Land Transactions Todd Newton, Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, clerks tax deed, $1,598.73, 09-07-15-0077-00000340. Todd Newton, Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, clerks tax deed, $1,482.25, 09-07-15-0077-00000670. Mary K. Miller to Beulah May Brown, William Hoare and Sylvia Marie Lindh, general warranty deed, $90,000.00, Lot 7 Oak Hill. JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association to SRMOF II 2012 1 Trust and U. S. Bank Trust National Association Trustee, quit claim deed, $10.00, Tract 3 and 4 of A D Destin. SRMOF II 2012 1 Trust and U. S. Bank Trust National Association warranty deed, $35,000.00, Tract 3 and 4 of A D Destin. Michael Lee Baas to Sybil Hob good, warranty deed, $10.00, 07091400220000-0070. William R. Henderson and Marcia K. Henderson to A. Nelson Beden Arrest Report 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 May 26, 2014 Jamie Elizabeth Wimbrow, 24, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Jefferson E. Davis, Gilchrist County Defraud Innkeeper Under $300, $500.00 bond. Dustin Thomas-Alden Murphey, Jr., 25, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Lindsey, Gilchrist County or Strike and Disorderly Conduct Brawling Fighting Corrupt Public Moral Decency, $10,000.00 bond. May 27, 2014 Desire NMN Watts, 23, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendrickson, Failure to Appear, $5,000.00 bond. Springs, was arrested by Deputy Hendrickson, Gilchrist County Strike, $3,500.00 bond. May 29, 2014 Chad Alan Podratz, 50, of Trenton, Trenton Police Department, for DUI Unlawful Blood Alcohol or Drugs, $5,000.00 bond. Jerry Ryan Fulford, 33, of Cross City, was arrested by Deputy Jefferson E. Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Not More Than 20 Grams, ROR. May 30, 2014 Darlene A. Thompson, 41, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Taylor Lindsey, Gilchrist License Suspended First Offense, ROR. Shannon Juanita Trenary, 32, of Combs, Trenton Police Department, While License Suspended Second Offense, $2,500.00 bond. Evelyn Clapper Sheppard, 65, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Wayne H. May, Gilchrist County Sheriffs ROR. Cheryl Ann Sheppard, 41, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Simpson, Battery Touch or Strike, $2,500.00 bond. May 31, 2014 Rachael Skye Pate, 25, of Trenton, was arrested by Sgt. Alexander Gaston, Gilchrist County Sheriffs bond. William Otis Parker, 37, of Old Town, was arrested by Deputy Robert Whitaker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs $1,000.00 bond. June 1, 2014 Timothy Paul Marquis, 22, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Matthew Rexroat, Gilchrist County Lacivious Behavior on Victim Age 12 to 16, $15,000.00 bond. June 2, 2014 Fernando D. Guadalupa, 40, of J. Hendricks, Gilchrist County Court Violation Injunction Protection Domestic Violence, Battery Touch or Strike, Cruelty Toward Child, Abuse of Child Without Great Bodily Harm, Obstructing Justice, Tampering in Misdemeanor Proceeding, $60,000.00 bond. baugh, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 1 Block B Two River Estate. A. Nelson Bedenbaugh to William R. Henderson and Marcia K. Hen derson, quit claim deed, $10.00, 127-14. William R. Henderson and Marcia K. Henderson to Roderick H. Allen and Mildred E. Allen, general war ranty deed, $140,000.00, Lot 4 Block A Two Rivers Estate. Custom Country Homes, Inc. to Janice R. Moore, corrective war ranty deed, $123,000.00, 25081401190004-0040. Richard H. Brooker, Jr. to Rich ard H. Brooker, Jr., Trust, quit claim deed, $10.00, 25-09-16. Richard H. Brooker, Jr. to Richard H. Brooker, Jr., Trust, quit claim deed, $10.00, 25-9-16-0066-0000-0055. Michael K. Faught to Patrick Kelly Fisher, Jr., warranty deed, $40,000.00, Lot 4 Hunters Chase Farms. Levy County to Albert Lairson, county deed, $6,551.00, 22-10-14. Claude Durocher and Todd New ton Clerk of Court to Mohsen Rash dan and Suzanne Rashdan, clerks tax deed, $2,655.96, 32-07-15-00360014-0120 We had another good run of cattle this week. Prices continue to hold strong all the way across the board. Walton Cowart topped the slaugh ter bull market again on Wednesday, May 28 with $137.00 bought by Brown Packing. Dwight Petty sold the top slaughter cow this week at $110.00 bought by Brown Packing. Register Farms sold the highest price replacement cow at $160.00 bought by Lint Jerrels. Robert Barnett topped the replacement bull market with $110.00 bought by Robert Sullivan. Bob Herrington sold the high price pair this week at $1,975.00 bought by Cracker Cattle and the high price yearling went to Reynolds Cattle Co. at $365.00 sold by John Tilton. Be in the Know! The new Animal ID rule is coming. A period of contin ued education will be 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 Direc tor at (850) 410-0944 for more infor mation. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 145.00, 350.00, (278.33) 200-249, 210.00, 365.00, (313.00) 250-299, 150.00, 277.50, (239.38) 300-349, 155.00, 277.50, (236.97) 350-399, 155.00, 242.50, (207.29) 400-449, 185.00, 222.00, (214.25) 450-499, 167.50, 220.00, (208.89) 500-549, 186.00, 190.00, (188.50) 550-599, 185.00, 190.50, (188.00) 600-649, 160.00, 166.00, (164.00) HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 235.00, 315.00, (282.14) 200-249, 205.00, 265.00, (236.79) 250-299, 155.00, 240.00, (201.11) 300-349, 167.50, 222.00, (212.10) 350-399, 167.50, 226.00, (205.83) 400-449, 190.00, 220.00, (206.25) 450-499, 150.00, 215.00, (192.63) 500-549, 150.00, 196.00, (174.25) 550-599, 160.00, 164.00, (162.00) 600-649, 152.00, 184.00, (168.00) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 400-600, 86.00, 192.50, (133.33) 600-800, 70.00, 155.00, (106.77) 800-1000, 70.00, 160.00, (106.89 1000-1200, 71.00, 135.00, ( 98.86) 1200-1400, 78.00, 112 .00, ( 97.03) 1400-1600, 89.00, 110.00, ( 98.18) 1600-1800, 97.00, 106.00, (101.00) 1800-2000, 99.00, 106.00, (102.50) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000,104.00, 115.00, (109.00) 1200-1400,110.00, 116.00, (112.33) 1400-1600,137.00, 137.00, (137.00) 1600-1800,115.00, 133.00, (124.00) 1800-2000,129.00, 132.00, (131.00) 2200-2400,131.00, 131.00, (131.00) PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1,750.00, 1,975.00 (1,865.00) TOTAL: 445 North Florida Livestock Report This multi pinwheel is a one of a kind quilt made during a workshop taught by Liz Porter. Log Cabin Quilters Submitted The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, May 29 at the Levy County Quilt Museum, located at 11050 NW 10th David Creavy, community liaison for Haven Hospice, stopped by for a visit. We learned that Haven Hos pices goal is to respond within an hour after a request for Hospice as sistance. Unfortunately, most of the members present have already had family members that needed their help. All were pleased with the help that they had received. David left us with several copies of the living will forms. A couple from Steinhatchee came in with her one of a kind quilt. The quilt was the result of a workshop sponsored by the Quilters Sew-ciety of Redding, California, held by Liz Porter of Fons and Porter. Janet Tay lor pieced the quilt and it was hand quilted by the False Alarm Quilters in Clarkridge, Arkansas. Liz signed the quilt. The quilt is on display at the Museum. New baby quilts and wall hangings were brought in during the week. We also received some craft magazines. Were not just a Quilt Museum, we have many items made by local crafters, so come out and enjoy their work. Greg and the boys were out and there are only 4 more quilt blocks to hang on the porch. The place looks great. Thanks Lancaster. Dont forget to check out our Facebook page, Levy-County-QuiltMuseum to see pictures of the new items. Gloria embroidered this farm life baby quilt.


Real Estate 5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully ing. No down payment. $49,900, only $513/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.Land 4tb,6-5-6-26 _______________________________ 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully No down payment. $9,900, only $102/ mo. (352) 215-1018. www.LandOwner 4tb,6-5-6-26 _______________________________ FOR SALE Retail storefront property in downtown Trenton. Three buildings on Main Street. Call 352-463-7135. (352) 463-7075 (office) (352) 463-7302 FAX E-mail: J EAN C T ROKE Licensed Real Estate Broker WEBSITE: 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 NEW LISTINGWELL-KEPT M/HOME ON ACREAGE NEAR TRENTON: 3BR/2BA: Neat/clean, move-in ready 44x26 2000-yr. Manufactured Home (pictured on the left), located on a landscaped 5.60-acre tract just -mile West of town (off SR-26). Has attached 12x15 front porch, inside fireplace, spacious living-area & BRs and lots more Seller is motivated to Sell$84,900. CRACKER FRAME Blt. HOME IN TOWN: 1BR/1BA: Rare, hard-to-find older frame-blt. home in Trenton (pictured on the right), on a 75x100 lot in town Seller is EXTREMELY-MOTIVATEDsays to have all offers presented, so call/email today$29,900. ALLENS PRODUCE You Pick Blueberry Blackberry Peach Season Begins: Blackberry June 1 CALL TO CONFIRM DATES Hrs. Tues. & Fri. 8-5; Sat. 8-12 352-542-7284 Canning and Freezing Peaches are ready $12/bushel. Blackberries and Blueberries $2.50/pound. For Rent MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 2 bed room, 1.5 bath mobile home, 2 miles 0105 or 386 935-4270. 2tb,6-5-6-12 _______________________________ TRENTON APARTMENTS 2 bdrm #905, Trenton, FL 32693. Call 352-463Opportunity. 4tb,5-22-6-12 _______________________________ 2 BR/1 BA CBS DUPLEX: 817 SW Fridge and range almost new. No animals, no smoking inside. $500/month, last and tfnb, 3-20 _______________________________ Located in NE Trenton... 2 BR/1 Bath..$500/mo...First/Last/Damage... 352-463-7770. tfnb,9-19 _____________________________ PRAIRIE OAKS APARTMENTS: 32626. 352-493-2427. TDD/TTY 711. Services JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SER VICE: (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111 (night). tfnb,5-28 _______________________________ APPLIANCE REPAIR: 0651. tfnb,12-18 ___________________________ MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS da. Blades for most mowers. 493-4904 tfn, 1-03 _______________________________ Help Wanted SALESPERSON Jeff. 3tb,6-5-6-19 ___________________________ JOURNEY LEVEL MAINTENANCE WORKER Maintenance Depart ment: of $54.50 upon offer of employment. Ap 1tb,6-5 ___________________________ ADMISSION ASSISTANT: At Ayers 11th St., Trenton, 463-3677 or fax resume 1tb,6-5 ____________________________ *DIETARY AIDE* Join a great Team 1tb,6-5 _____________________________ Automobile 1993 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BUS, 1tb,6-5 _______________________________ Yard Sale SATURDAY, JUNE 7: west of red light in Trenton. 1tp,6-5 _______________________________ For Sale FISH FINDER: nar, speed/temp., $220. 352-328-7813. tfnb,5-29 _______________________________ Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly al Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. tfnb,7-18 _______________________________ Want To Buy NOW PAYING $350.00+ FOR COM PLETE VEHICLES, 352-463-0063. 1tb,6-5 _______________________________ HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? house! Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. Page Seven Party Rentals SPACE WALK of Suwannee River: tfnb,10-17 _______________________________ Pre-School Kids World Preschool Ages-2-12, tfnb, 1-30 _______________________________ Services Spring is around the corner, grass is panol 352-231-5150. tfnb,3-27 _______________________________ Ridgeway Lawn Care too big or too small. Free estimates and tfn,3-20 _______________________________ A/C REPAIRS: Fast, friendly, reliable 542-1028 or 493-4888 anytime. Master tfnb, 12-19 _______________________________ The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. ton Library at 5:30 to 6:00 on Friday, tfnb,11-28 _______________________________ DIXIE MONUMENTS: 19, Old Town, FL 32680. Toll free 877book Dixie Monuments/Ben Barber. 20 tfnb,6-27 _______________________________ ELECTRICAL WORK: State Certi tfnb,1-10 _______________________________ Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 Need An Advertisement? Call the Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare CAREER OPPORTUNITIES! Bronson, Trenton: Case Managers (Adult/Child) Bronson/Trenton/Cross City: Certified Medical Assistants Please visit to apply! EOE, DFWP, E-Verify Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast and 32693. tfnb,5-22 ______________________________ PLUMBERS HELPER: For new resi work. Call 352-472-3677. 4tb,5-15-6-5 _______________________________ Hall For Rent RENT OUR HALL FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT: Shrine Clubhouse for rent for spe band. Bar with set ups, byob. Clean tion, please phone the Club at 352221-8781 or 352-463-2202. Gilchrist County Journal Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 FAX (352) 463-7393 Advertising Printing Fax Service 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 DIRECTOR, WATER RESOURCES (Grant Funded) Direct all functions of the water resources programs; supervise staff; maintain constant rapport with industry; develop industry oriented training and education programs; maintain an industry advisory committee; and do strategic planning. Manage all aspects of the non-credit, AS and BAS programs, courses and faculty. Develop partnerships with AFC colleges with business or managerial degrees. Give leadership to secondary school recruitment and dual enrollment programs. Develop recruiting materials and media, and supervision of website. Assist in grant writing activities. Requires Masters degree in a relevant area or Bachelors degree with five years of experience in water management issues or workforce education. Skill in people management; ability to interact positively with industry; ability to work with government agencies; scheduling of course, recruitment of instructors, knowledge of water curricula; knowledge of learning platforms and distance education; ability to analyze and solve problems. Desirable qualifications: Doctorate degree in a relevant field. Three years in a management position or related experience. Knowledge of current issues related to the water industry and water quality. Successful grant experience. SALARY: $50,000 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICA TIONS: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment DIRECTOR, BSN AND HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS Professional position responsible for the coordination and accreditation of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs. Primary responsibilities are to maintain the BSN and PTA program accreditation through CCNE and CAPTE, and provide effective leadership for the college within the community, administra tion, faculty, and students, manage multiple budgets, and have an understanding of strong personnel management. Must hold a Masters degree with nursing background and be eligible for or hold a Florida Nursing license, have at least five years of progressive administrative experience, a strong background in program design and accreditation, and a valid Florida drivers license. Ability to use effective communication techniques. Ability to develop relationships with various health professionals in the five county service area and others in the region. Ability to use technology in presentations and daily work. Computer literate. Ability to coordinate student recruitment and retention. Ability to coordinate scheduling of classes. Ability to coordinate with other departments to provide quality education. Ability to evaluate program plans and recommend improvements. Ability to present information in a coherent manner to a variety of audiences in large and small group settings. Ability to assess and update programs as well as establish new ones based on service area needs. Complete required grant reports. Skills in interpersonal relationships. Represent the college in a professional manner. Desirable Qualifications: Doctorate in Nursing or Education. Experience in higher education administration. Record of teaching at tenured professor level; experience in business in conjunction with health background. Experience in the community college teaching/working environment. SALARY: Based on Degree and Experience. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment REGISTRAR SPECIALIST II Part-time, 25 Hours Per Week Highly responsible, semi-professional position in the Registrars Office. Requires independent initiative, judgment, decision-making, ability to handle confidential records, multiple priorities, and be detail oriented. Responsible for coordinating, administering, and handling comprehensive systems of processes and records necessary to support the department. Responsible for evaluation of transcripts, processing and verifying transcripts, and other duties associated with the Registrars Office and official student records. Requires Associate degree in appropriate area plus one year of related experience; or high school diploma plus three years related experience. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Additional education may substitute on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. SALARY: $13.01 per hour DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 6/12/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and copies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 806 East Wade Street (Rt 26) Trenton, FL (In the Subway plaza) M-F 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 2pm. SPECIALS While They Last! ematic 10" Android 4.2 tablet (New In Box) $135.00 Armscor .22mag (50 rounds) $27.50 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 & Gift Shop


Page Eight THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL SPANN'S Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 463-6440 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Manual D & J and Energy Forms Mobile Homes / Houses / Business Locally Owned & Operated "Our Customers Come First" Located on Hwy. 129 LICENSED & INSURED RA 0029414 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1975 Air Conditioning & Heating "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 FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP Gilchrist County is a fair housing advocate. The County is holding a workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion, and sex). The public is invited to attend. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Board of County Commission Chambers located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or non-English speaking person needing special assistance at the meeting should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD), (800) 955-8771 (Florida Relay Service) or Gilchrist County at (352) 463-3198 at least five days prior to the meeting and assistance will be provided. 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 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 The Law Office of Theodore M. Burt, P.A. will be closed the week of June 16, 2014. We will reopen on Monday, June 23, 2014. ATTENTION HOME SCHOOLING PARENTS: It is Florida state law to have your student submit to an annual test or evaluation. If you'd like professional assistance, contact Dr. Geneva Cornwell; (352) 463-8663. Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 Wesley, John, Walt, Jewell "We send 'em packing!" SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 educational strategies for students who are struggling as well as, exploring and expanding curriculum to ensure that all students are being challenged. Additionally, I worked as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education for Gilchrist County for 3 years. Currently, I work as the School School. I will celebrate 25 years of marriage this year to Michael McElroy, Market President of Ameris Bank. We have two children, Brandon and Alyssa McElroy who are both graduates of Gilchrist County Schools. Brandon graduated from the University of Florida May, 2013, and Alyssa graduated from the University of South Florida May, 2014 and has been accepted to the Graduate Program for Speech Language Pathology at USF to begin this fall. I am an active member of the Cherry Sink Church of Christ. I ask for your support. My desire is to listen to concerns and be an advocate for students, teachers, and community members. I believe and think about long term results of decisions before they are made. Decisions made today will impact our childrens tomorrow. I humbly ask for your support and vote on August 26. Continued from page 1 Christie McElroy to run School District retirees were honored on Tuesday during the Gilchrist County School Board meeting. Pictured front row, left to right: Larry Rawlings, Dennis McGill, Sue Reed, Janice Grant, Renee Hastings, and Gail Dasher. Back row, left to right: School Board Attorney Lindsey Lander, Superintendent Rob Rankin, School Board members Deen Lancaster, Bob Clemons, Michelle Walker-Crawford, Julie Thomas and Cloud Haley. Not pictured: Tangela Rome, David Kotait and Linda Beach. Congratulations 2014 Retirees! After visiting Maryville, Mississippi and Webber, and much prayer, Bruce chose to sign with Webber University. Training days will begin in June and run through in early August for the fall semester. Continued from page 1 Thomas By John M Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took action on Monday to approve the purchase of a 2012 tanker truck. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County administrator told the Commission the unit was considered for purchase to replace a tanker truck that was wrecked in 2010; and to continue to lower the ISO rating in unincorporated areas of the county. Commissioner Kenrick Thomas made a motion to buy the tanker for $228,820 as a sole source purchase from Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus, through the Florida Sheriffs organization State contract. The purchase approval also allows the clerk of court to review and of the purchase price for Gilchrist County. Commissioner John Rance Thomas gave a second to the motion in support of this purchase. The Commission unanimously agreed. Chief Harrell reported to the board that on Wednesday, May 28, a similar tanker truck was demonstrated at the EOC. Chief Harrell pointed out that the tanker used for the demonstration was a 1000-gallon unit that was equipped with a 1000 the tanker from any type of water source available. The 3000-gallon tanker being considered by Gilchrist County has this Hale MBP 1000 gallon-per-minute pump that is on a tandem axle 2012 International 7400 series chassis truck, that currently has 11,038 highway miles. This unit is a demonstration truck, that has never been put into service, Chief Harrell explained. He pointed out be from any type of water source available, like the rivers, road ditches swimming pools and more. In other news, Chief Harrell recommended the hiring of Captain Kevin Benson to the position of Division Chief/Fire and EMS Training coordinator in Gilchrist County Fire Rescue. The position is currently in the EMS budget at $45,000. Chief Harrell explained that Captain Benson has been conducting training classes and County purchases re tanker position since before Chief Harrell came to work in Gilchrist County. This would be a structural promotion for Captain Benson and he would be on call 24/7 and would provide additional emergency response when needed, the Chief explained. This would be a salary exempt position with a take home vehicle that Gilchrist County already has in the Fire Rescue department, Bobby Crosby added. Commissioner Todd Gray made a motion to approve the new position Division Chief/Fire and EMS Training Coordinator and hire Captain Kevin Benson to this position with an annual salary of $45,000. Commissioner John Rance Thomas agreed with the motion and supported the hiring of Captain Benson to this position. Commission Chairman D Ray Harrison, Jr. called for a vote and the hiring was a unanimous decision by the Commission.