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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 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 3 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, June 12, 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 12, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. The Trenton Rotary Club hosted a member of the Bell Woodturners, Charles Watson, along with his wife Cheryl. Watson showed his marvelous Trenton Rotarians host local woodturners Pictured front row left to right, Monnye Brown, Leigh Cangelosi, Theresa Sapp, and guests Cheryl and Charles Watson. Standing back row from left, Todd Gray, Kurt Richardson, Aaron Haines, Mark Feather and Marvin Weaver. Photo by Bill Kilborn. woodworks during the Monday, June 2 meeting. Many types of wood were shown with explanations of their qualities and samples of what Bell Woodturners meet the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Bell Community Center. Bountiful Harvest Jenner Ridgeway is shown with her nephew Jaxson, age 5, in one of Michael Wilkersons Amarillo yellow watermelons, and they are currently in the process of harvesting 70 acres. to traditional red watermelons that were going for 15 to 18 cents a pound earlier this week. If youre looking for a splash of color in your fruit salad this summer, yellow watermelons may be a good option. Suspect arrested for 17 burglaries By Carrie A. Mizell Gilchrist County Sheriffs investigators believe a 26-year-old Bell man is responsible for nine residential and eight commercial burglaries. Carl S. Hunter, Jr. is currently being held in the Marion County Jail, explained Lt. Jeff Manning, public Hunter, Jr. has confessed to numerous burglaries throughout Gilchrist County, the City of Trenton and Levy County. Detective Kenny Phillips of the along with other agency investigators responsible for the string of burglaries which began in mid-February. Locally, Hunter, Jr. is thought to have broken into the Trenton Library, Bills Barber Shop, Nature Coast Motors and the Gilchrist County 4-H building. A variety of property computers and food. According to Lt. Manning, Hunter, Jr. is currently facing several felony and misdemeanor charges in Marion County, but he will eventually be brought back to Gilchrist County to face local charges. At press time, Detective Phillips was continuing his investigation, as additional stolen property is being recovered and returned to the owners. According to Lt. Manning, Hunter, Jr. is believed to have acted alone in these crimes. Hunter Jr. has an arrest history in Gilchrist County prior to these charges. Anyone with information related to this string of local burglaries is asked to call Detective Phillips at 463-4613. Carl S. Hunter, Jr. By John M Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz addressed the Gilchrist County Commission on Monday, June 2, saying that the county would no longer have inmates incarcerated in the Levy County Jail, unless Gilchrist County is holding inmates for Levy County. A huge team effort by multiple agencies and community volunteers helped locate a missing 5-year-old Sumner child unharmed. between Otter Creek and Cedar Key. A frantic mother could not locate her 5-year-old boy. The mother and family had been searching for almost an hour before calling for law enforcement assistance. The boy was last seen in the front yard of the home by the grandmother. He was playing with the family dog. Corrections K-9 teams searched the area of Shiloh Cemetery for the missing 5-year-old boy for over three hours before he was located. The boy was last seen wearing blue jeans, no shirt and no shoes. He was ultimately located in a large marshy pond by community volunteers approximately three miles away from his home. Resident John Hanley located a small barefoot print in a muddy area near a road at the edge of the swampy pond. Law enforcement resources were being moved into the area when a second resident volunteer, Evan Phillips, located the child. Phillips heard his yells for help and entered the swamp to rescue him. The child was found in the middle of a thick stand of cattails in the center of the shallow pond unharmed. He was treated for small scratches and reunited with his mother. Missing 5-year-old Levy County boy found safe Gilchrist County reconsiders inmate incarceration The sheriff explained that Levy County had increased their fee to $50 per inmate per day, and he would only use Levy County if a cooperative fee agreement could be reached between the two counties. Sheriff Schultz further explained that Levy County has prepared a contract that went into effect June 1, 2014 involving the holding of inmates from out of county in the Levy County Jail. Gilchrist County will be receiving a contract from Levy County and the Commission will have a chance to review it at that time, the sheriff added. At the present time Gilchrist County is sending both female and male inmates to Dixie County to be incarcerated in their correctional facility for $35 per inmate per day. The commission considered the overall cost of housing inmates out of county annually and they decided it is still less expensive to house the inmates out of county rather than pay for a new jail. Commissioner Kenrick Thomas asked if Gilchrist County could add onto the present facility to enlarge the capacity of the jail. Jackie Johnson, reported the last time Gilchrist County considered adding beds to their present facility, they were told they would have to bring the entire facility up to the current standard this option would also be extremely expensive. The commission took no action on the discussion involving the current jail. In other business discussed by the commission: Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby recommended the approval of Coleman Construction Inc. for the paving of SE 79th Lane in the amount of $521,187. Gilchrist County also received bids from V.E. Whitehurst and Sons Inc. for $636,435 and Watson Construction Co. LLC for $701,575. The county administrator asked if County Attorney Duke Lang could be included in the motion to prepare a contract for the construction with Coleman Construction. Crosby explained the Community Development Block Grant would pay the entire cost of this construction. Commissioner Todd Gray made a motion to approve Coleman Construction being awarded the contract at $521,187 for SE 79th Lane and for the contract to be drafted by the attorney for this project. Commissioner Sharon Langford gave a second to the motion. The Commission voted unanimously to approve this project. Scallop season opens Save the date, scallop season opens along Floridas Gulf coast on Saturday, June 28 and will remain open until September 24, 2014. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is currently preparing a preseason scallop count to determine the abundance of scallops available this summer. For more information, visit myfwc.com

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Page Two THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 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 Reunions Trenton Alumni Reunion 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. Please mark your calendar, and call Jennie Lou Colson Sharp at 493-4638 or Diana Webb Harrison 463-2147 for more information. Tide Tables For The Week of 6/12 to 6/18 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. The Annual Black and White Ball will be on Friday, Jun. 20 at 9 p.m. at the Trenton Womans Club. Tickets are on sale for $25 per person. You may contact one of the following to purchase tickets: Mary Davis (352) 463-1535, Charlotte Kearney (352) 665-6805, Angie Walton (352) 231-0102 or Cindy Chadwick (352) 463-4634. The attire is semi-formal, NO CAPRIS and NO JEANS. The committee would like to thank everyone for all of their support. Money raised at the Annual Black and White Ball goes toward a $600 John Morse Scholarship that is given out each year. Annual Black and White Ball is June 20 A free Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education Class will be held on Wednesday, Jun. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gilchrist County SW 1st Avenue, in Trenton. Please RSVP to (352) 4636252. One lucky person will win a Pack n Play! Should you have any questions please call Rosie Ditto at the Healthy p.m., Monday thru Friday. Free Childbirth Education Class The Lord Family Reunion will be held June 14, at noon, at the Trenton Community Center. The Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion scheduled for June 14, 2014 at Hart Springs has been canceled The reunion will resume on June 13, 2015, weather permitting. Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion cancelled Lord Family Reunion June 14 Mr. Samuel Hardee inducted into Trenton Hall of Fame One of Trentons most successful businessmen, the late Samuel Bryant Hardee, was inducted into the Tren ton Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 27. Sam Hardee was born in 1879 in When he was in his late teens, he began working in his uncle Rich ard Tisons general store in Fanning Springs. In 1905, that store burned down. Having the foresight to see that steamboats were soon to be re placed by trains as the primary means for the delivery of goods, the store owner re-opened the store in Tren ton and included a livery stable and a grist mill. When his uncle died a few years later, Sam partnered with his brother and the store became known as Hardee Brothers. As an illustration of perseverance, the Hardee Brothers store burned down two more times, but was rebuilt each time and continued to serve the community. Mr. Hardee proved to be a suc cessful businessman, in part due to a keen understanding of human nature. He was known to drive the cheapest automobile madewith no radio, no A/C, only a heater. When questioned about this choice, he explained that if people think that youre doing better than they are, they wont trade with you. It could be said that Mr. Hardee was also successful because he truly believed in serving the members of his community. It was the custom in those days for stores to be closed on Thursday after noons, and the Hardee Brothers store followed this tradition. Mr. Hardee, however, would sit in his parked car in front of the store and if someone needed something, he would open up the store, take care of the customer, and then close back up again. Mr. Hardee became one of the original stockholders of the Farm ers and Merchants Bank and later served as president of the Board of Directors, holding this position until his death. His philosophy concerning priority was to serve the community; the second priority was to the stock holders. This guiding principle may have served him well over the long run since this was one of the only banks in the area that did not close In other areas of community ser vice, Sam Hardee served on the Gilchrist County Commission from 1931 to 1937 and was the chair of the Commission when the Courthouse was built. He served for many years on the Selective Service Board, was a Rotary Club charter member, and was instrumental in the establish ment of the Trenton United Method ist Church. As a founding member of the Masonic Lodge in Trenton, he lived by their principle to teach men to be better men by treating men right. Mr. Hardee has been described as someone who had no conceit and no deceit. He was said to never lose his temper (at least not in public) and to always try to do what was right and to treat people right. loved people and helping people was his hobby. He could be found in the store every day until three days be fore his death. He was never in the hospital in his life and in fact, suf fered a massive heart attack while being transported to the hospital in Gainesville and passed away before arriving. As a founding father, Mr. Hardees legacy of hard work, community spirit, and good deeds clearly lives on today in the City of Trenton. The family of Samuel Hardee is shown from left, Connie Pittman, Roger Pittman, Howell Lancaster, Jr., Mrs. and Mr. Halley B. Lewis, Jr. Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next general orientation class for new volunteers on Thursday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 304 N. Main Street, and at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe. To assist patients and their families, you The John Hance OSteen camp #770, Sons of Confederate Veterans monthly camp meeting will be Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Bell Community Center on Main Street in Bell. Our speaker will be Mr. Jim Hutson. Mr. Hutson will be bringing a display of artifacts from the War. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the War Between the States and local history. For further information, contact: Camp Commander Clement Lindsey (352) 472-0047 or Adjutant Archie Matthews (386) 462-3016. On Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m., the Trenton Library will have Juicing for Health, Wellness and Weight Management workshop with Ms. Debby Stathopoulos, there will be a $10 materials fee. Everyone is welcome! Hospice training SCV will hold June meeting Juicing workshop oered AARP meet June 17 The next meeting of AARP Chapter 2133 will be June 17, 2014. As usual the meeting will be at Otter Springs Campground in Gilchrist County. Meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., but try to arrive a little early, to greet old friends. Our speaker will be David Peaton, emergency operations director for Gilchrist County. This month our lunch will be barbeque chicken, please bring sides and desserts to go with it. Please remember to bring canned goods, used cell phones, and used eyeglasses for the disadvantaged. Hope to see you there! Brown Lodge, will be hosting an All American Picnic Day on Saturday July 5. We will be serving lunch picnic style for $15 donation for adults, kids eat free! The event will begin at 1 The Bell High School Classes of 1957 and 1958 will have their annual reunion at 6 p.m. on June 21, 2014 at Akins BBQ in Bell. We welcome all teachers, friends and families to join us for an evening of fun and remembering old times. Bell High School Class Reunion The Greenbury-Jones family reunion will be held at Hart Springs on Saturday, June 21. This years festivities will be held in Pavilion A, with a picnic lunch to Greenbury-Jones Family Reunion STEPH-LO FARM U-PICK BLUEBERRIES 352-472-4740 Easy Blueberry Cobbler 2 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup milk 1 stick butter (or margarine) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Pre-heat over to 350. Melt butter in 8x8 pan in the oven while it is heating. Add blueberries to the pan. Mix all other ingredients until fairly smooth (batter will be thin). Pour over the butter and the berries. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool before serving and add a scoop of ice cream to top it off! Open: Thurs.-Fri. 4:30-8:00 PM Sat. & Sun. 10:00-1:00 and 4:30-8:00 PM Call for flexible hours. 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. 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 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!" be spread at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend and are asked to bring their picnic lunch to provide for their family. Chieand Watermelon Queen Katelyn Ressler, pictured at right, was crowned the 2014 Chief land Watermelon Queen on Saturday. She is shown with the 2013 Call 463-7135 to advertise today! 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 will also need to complete the patient support training class, offered from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell Some days I think my entire life has been one big lesson in patience. Just breathe, Carrie Mizell, God is in control. Its His plan, not your plan. That being said, May was a whirl wind of life-changing activity! My head is still spinning from all the cra ziness. With house plans in-hand, Adam and I were all set to close on the 20 acres we plan to buy. Then, we got a call from the attorney who explained that there was some sort of issue with the title on the property and our clos ing would have to be postponed. I was so aggravated. I knew we were going to have to rent while our house was being built and I didnt really want to pay a dime more in rent than we had to. Also, I had to claim residency to register Allie Claire for kindergarten. And with kindergarten registration a week away, the fact that we couldnt close on the property as scheduled, meant that I couldnt claim residency at that address. Within the same 12 hours, my hus band called me up and said he wanted me to ride by a house that had just come up for sale southeast of Tren ton, so I did a drive by on my lunch hour. I drove by and liked it so much, I circled back around and did anoth er slow drive by. (Yes, were those stalkers!) I thought the white house with black shutters looked like Southern Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Owens and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cook are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Ashley Owens and Adam Cook. The couple will marry on Satur day, June 21 at Rembert Farms in Alachua. Miss Owens, Mr. Cook to exchange wedding vows Galen and Donna Watson would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Kim Watson to Jim DeRemer. The wedding will be held on July 12, 2014 on Atlantic Beach, Florida. Miss Watson, Mr. DeRemer announce engagement Kim Watson and Jim DeRemer Ashley Owens and Adam Cook Living and I was smitten with a capi tal S. And at the same time I was a little aggravated. I said, Seriously, God?! We looked for a house to buy for six long months and on the day we are supposed to close on property to build on, this one appears on the radar. What in the world are we sup posed to do now, I wondered. Adam thought we needed to at least go look at the house. I told myself that a tour might give me some good ideas for the house we planned to build. Then, I called up the realtor on Tuesday and scheduled our appointment to look at the house on Wednesday morning. I started praying, Please Lord, if this is the house let me know it when we look at it. And thats just what happened. I fell hard for it and Adam liked it too. The homeowners are clearly detailoriented people who love symmetry as much as Adam and I do and the house (circa 2006) is immaculate. Clearly a 2-year-old has never called it home! Did I mention safety? The sheriff lives across the street, so hopefully that fact will deter criminal activity in the neighborhood. My children, who have only known life on a chicken farm in Nassau County, are excited about moving into a house with a paved road out front, so they can ride their bikes. And the neighborhood has several families with young chil dren who are the perfect age to play with my own two children. Adam and I talked it over and prayed about it, and put in an offer the following day. The realtor as sured us he would let us know one way or the other the next day, which was Friday. We waited and we wait sitting down to dinner at a restaurant. Later, Adam would say it was just like House Hunters, that awful HGTV show Im always making him watch. We had waited anxiously all ner the call came in from the agent. Congratulations, Adam! The home owners accepted your offer. You just bought a house! (And the wife went wild!) Per His usual, the Lord reminded me that He is in control. Adam and I are thrilled to just load a trailer (or several) with all our worldly goods this week, drive them two hours across the state, back up to the garage doors of our new house in Trenton and unload. I love that God promises to never give us more than we can handle. I think He knew that moving, taking over the newspaper, and getting Allie Claire started in kindergarten, along with the stress of building a new house, would just be more than this girl can handle. Letters to the Editor I was very disappointed to read the Now & Then article by Carrie Mizell in last weeks Journal. Why was I disappointed? It was because no time was taken to do any fact checking by her. First of all, Mrs. Barry has not taken six years to get her coursework done. She has been in the position for in December, with everything, including her internship. She has done this while working a full time job, which requires her to work many late evenings attending various ball games, banquets, meetings, etc. and being a wife and mother. Mrs. Barry has taken the FELE test (Florida Educational Leadership Endorsement) and passed it, just to clarify. I think whats most disappointing is that if you, Carrie, had simply made a phone call to Mrs. Barry, you could have avoided writing an article full of so much misinformation. I dont want to spend any more time picking apart the many mistakes in the article, but I want to say that Lisa Barry cares as much about Bell High School and the faculty, staff and students as anyone and I am glad to have her as an Assistant Principal. One last thing, did you know that too? However, ours is not because three of the members have not taken the necessary classes. The same members who want to make sure among those, kind of ironic, huh? Sincerely, Andrea Gregory Editors Note: Thank you, Andrea, for taking the time to write a Letter to the I want to say that all of the information regarding Lisa Barrys employment as assistant principal was provided by the Gilchrist County School Districts Human Resources department and openly discussed in a public meeting. This is a good year, in fact, its a very, very good year for the berry bushes at STEPH-LO Farm. This year the blueberries are round and because mother nature has provided them with great spring weather. The weather makes all the difference to Stephen and Lois Solly as they rely on sunshine, no late freeze, and sev eral good rains for the growing of perfect blueberries. Gilchrist Countys STEPH-LO Farm features four acres of huge berry bushes that were planted back in 1986, by the Sollys. The Bonita, Becky Blue, and Climax blueberry bushes are old varieties of berries and are Non-GMO. These naturally grown blueberries rely on nature for there water. Thats why there are many years that this organic patch of berries is not open to the public be cause it is not a good berry growing season. In fact the last time the u-pick was opened was back in 2011, which was the Sollys last bountiful crop. STEPH-LO Farm is located be tween Trenton and Newberry off SR 26, down CR 337, aka Addy Jones Road. You take CR 337 about 5 miles to just past where the pavement ends and the berry patch begins. If you have never driven down winding County Road 337 through the beau County, then the drive alone is worth your time. The road is lined by old family farms with fat cattle grazing in green pastures and dotted with cy press ponds and old, old pines. The paved road follows what must have at one time been a wagon road that passes moss-draped live oaks and longleaf pines edging the green pas tures, which bring to mind a post card taken long ago of Old Florida. You will pass a nice garden of sweet corn in the breeze, just before reaching the blueberry farm. Look close and you will see several gently aging tobacco barns still standing. A generation or two ago growing tobacco, as well as cattle, was common for pioneer fami lies. Last weekend when I arrived at STEPH-LO, Lois greeted me with a with blueberries from their bushes. The west facing slope where the ber ries are planted had several pickers chatting and laughing. Picking the juicy berries is just that kind of ex perience, its fun for the entire fam ily, young and old alike. Our grand son, Gus helped me pick a bucket of berries on Saturday. I will admit we ate a few as we were picking just to make sure they were as good as they looked. The gate at STEPH-LO Farm will be open this week Thursday-Sunday, so call 472-4740 and speak with Lois or head out County Road 337 and look for the signs. Youll be glad you did! I can think of all kind of ways to use the sweet blueberries this sum mer. I plan to freeze a few for muf even this blueberry bundt cake. I baked this cake with Lois berries and I have to tell you it is pretty tasty. Remember to put out all the cold ingredients and let them get room temperature before you start this recipe. Summertime Blueberry Bundt Cake 1 cup butter 1 3/4 cup sugar zest of one lemon 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt berries 2 1/2 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. butter, sugar and lemon zest until well creamed. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each egg is added, then add vanilla. the batter then add half the buttermilk and beat until well blended. Add an and beat again until blended, then mixer and fold in the blueberries that have been tossed in 2 tablespoons of pan and gently tap on counter to re move air bubbles. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake. Remove from oven and cool 30 min utes in pan on cake rack. Turn cake BASKETBALL CAMP 2O14 Hosted by e Bell Church of God For: Ages 5 10 Date: July 14 19 Time: Monday, Tuesday, ursday, and Friday 6 8 pm Saturday 10 am noon Place: Bell Elementary School Cost: $25 per child, limited space available We are looking for those with no Basketball Experience as well as those who have played before. We will be coaching the basics: Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting We will also emphasize Attitude, Eort, and Teamwork. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CALL 386-935-2006 Drizzle following lemon glaze over cooled cake. Lemon Glaze 1 cup confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon softened butter Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Miss Carrie, I just wanted to take a moment to convey my thoughts about your recent column in the May 29 issue of the Gilchrist County Journal When the words could have easily been written by my father and, in fact, I thought I could hear him saying many of the same concepts and even phrases. accepting of straight-up discussions with others on differing opinions. This is so especially true and visible on concepts, for instance, of exactly how a youth should raise a steer for an upcoming show. You know, you cant teach me anything. I will be very interested to hear about what you may get from our area regarding what you wrote. A short story about my own experience. When I was 12 or so, with my father being a Baptist pastor, money was always tight. As well, my father was never particularly fond of TV once it got past the days of Andy Hee Haw (every Sunday night after church if I recall correctly). Our small black and white television began to get diagonal lines across it. If you hit it in the top right corner they would go away. After weeks and months of the hitting, it took you taking off your shoe to administer the correct blow. Well, one day after school while I was watching a bit of TV, I took my shoe and hit it to get it straight-it went blank. Knowing that we did not have the money to replace the television, I went straight up to my father when he came into the house at the end of the day. I said, Dad, today I busted the TV. He very quickly reached for his wallet, took out a $20 bill (odd as my father never carried money), handed it to me and said, Son, I have been wanting to bust that thing for years and never had the guts to do it. The TV sat on its stand for the next 10-11 years and it was not until I graduated from college and began working that I bought them a replacement. I just wanted you to know that I admire you for your stand and appreciated what you wrote. And, even though you and I carry the same views (I am sure of this), and while our kids are older, I regret the amount of time that we have spent in front of that crazy device. You have inspired me to be a better Christian, husband and father. Denny George & Gift Shop

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 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 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 www.rivercrosscowboychurch.org 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 agent, 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. Poll of the Week Go to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks poll question: Are you taking a summer vacation? One of the reasons we love to who will win. If both sides are evenly matched, the game becomes even more exciting because the winner always operates as a zero-sum game, in which one side wins and the other side loses. In our effort to learn how to become equipped peacemakers over the past several weeks, we have looked at the following strategies: accommodating, avoiding, collaborating and compromising. results in one winner and one loser. Competition is often not associated although it is probably the most used of all the strategies. We all like to win an argument, and getting the other side to concede to our rightness can feel like a resounding victory. Our biblical example of competition is found in the book of Esther. Esther was the Jewish queen of a pagan Persian King. Esther was raised by her uncle Mordecai, a devout man with a strong faith in God. In the third chapter of Esther, the story is recorded of a man named Haman who was honored by the King. Because of the kings gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. (Vs. 2) The chapter spoke to Mordecai day after day but he refused to comply. Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman and acknowledge him as a god. His conviction was strong to only bow before the One True God. Standing up for our beliefs and convictions are an appropriate reason to engage in competition. However, we must be extremely careful that our convictions are based on the standard of God and not on our own preferences. Before spend time in prayer, asking God to help you clearly see the issue at hand. Likewise, getting spiritual counsel from those you trust in the faith can also be wise. Hamans and victory for the Jewish people because Mordecais motives were pure and Hamans were evil. God honored Mordecais stand. More often than not, even as Christians, we are more likely to make a stand based on our preference or wanting things our way, than we are our religious convictions. It is here that we can create serious problems for ourselves, our families and our community. Within your marriage or family, winning this kind of battle may seem the goal, but remember that it leaves someone you love to be the loser. Always winning by demanding your own way results never winning. Not a great recipe for a strong relationship. Make sure this strategy is only used when the issue. For example, with your kids, is it a matter of truth or respect? Or is it a preference issue of clothing or hairstyles? Choose your battles. Stand when Gods standard is at stake. In every other circumstance, remember that two winners are better than one. Work it out together, because every heart matters. Holton James Smith Baby Smith Clay Smith and Sara Young of Macclenny are proud to announce the birth of their son, Holton James Smith. Holton was born on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:01 a.m., at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 3/4 inches in length at birth. Holtons maternal grandparents are Gary and Suzanne Young of Worthington Springs. Paternal grandparents are Rodney and Marti Smith of Bell. Happy Birthday wishes to George Stapleton, Mary Jo Summers, Lillian Stapleton, Juan Henley and Gail Ward on June 12th; Sandra Bailey, Jamie Jones, Dennis Railey, Angela Lapp, Chesley Beck and Josh Langford on June 13th; Paul Bryant and Bobby Chesser on June 14th; Lorraine Cal lahan, Bradley Smith, David Turner, Megan Roberts, Jim Allison and Lo gan Dale White on June 15th; Katie Jones, Kathie Porter, Jason Johnson, Amanda Summers, Blaine Thornton and Greenley Renee Wilks on June 16th; Cody Martin, Teri Bone, Mike Burnett and Inge Mauthner on June 16th; L. J. Lane, Sr., Jonathan Dash er, Marcel Earl, Allie Lang, Donna Watson, Kara Surrency, Erin Mc Quiston, Howell Lancaster, Jr. and Robert Reeves on June 18th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy James on June 13th; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Kincaid on June 14th; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lord, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Overstreet, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Watkins and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McArdle on June 17th; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Callahan on June 18th. Socials Charles Bryan Jones, 27, and Kristi Megan Martin, 23, both of Trenton, were married May 31, 2014 by Verna Mae Wilson, notary public. Marriage Farris Rex Jones, 48, and Lilliana Cecilia Dew, 44, both of Trenton. Adam Marshall Cook, 26, of Tren ton and Ashley Nicole Owens, 24, of Alachua. Timothy Clayton Harris, 36, and Ashley Nicole Messina, 31, both of Trenton. Saint Leo University announces students grade point average The following Trenton students have a term grade point average of 3.65 or higher. Congratulations! Jarrett Bass Lisa Biehl Casey Chesser Mark Dean Leonard Fletcher William Gainey Virginia Geiger Tina Hayes Jessica Langford Laura Robinson Maria Ruopoli Jennifer Smith Leigh Cangelosi and her family held an open house to celebrate the Springs on May 31. Guests enjoyed appetizers and desserts provided by Spring Water Events and the Talented Cookie Company. Guests also generously supported the Kids on Main Street after-school ministry by donating paper goods and cash and purchasing products during the Benchmark Hospitality International, has named Bob Edwards general manager for the Gilchrist Club. Greg Champion, Benchmarks executive vice president and COO, made the announcement. It is a pleasure to welcome Bob to the Benchmark Hospitality family, and to the Gilchrist Club, said Champion. He knows the property and market well, and provides a the resort and the hospitality team as they deliver an exceptional member and guest experience. This represents the second time Edwards was appointed general manager of the Gilchrist Club. He held the title, along with that of senior vice president, from 2010 to 2012 as well. Between these two leadership appointments at the Gilchrist Club, Edwards served as general manager of Kessler Canyon Ranch in DeBeque, Colorado. He has served in the same position for Cheyenne located in Pierre, South Dakota, as well as the Deep Water Cay Club in Edwards is new general manager at Gilchrist Clubthe Bahamas. Edwards is a graduate of the Technical College of the Lowcountry, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, and has completed numerous leadership and management training programs. He has also served as founder and lead instructor for several outdoor sports programs. He resides in Trenton. Bob Edwards High Springs Mrs. Minnie L. Hodge will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday, Jun. 14. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 10760 NW 5th Avenue Branford, FL 32008 Pastor Tommy Cannon Church Office: 386-935-3935 Sunday School 9:45 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm Morning Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm Pampered Chef fundraiser, hosted by Karen Whitehurst. Leigh would like to thank her friends, family, clients and colleagues who have given her constant support and encouragement as she has launched into solo practice. She handles estate planning, family law and other civil matters and can be contacted at (386) 454-4956 or online at Mrs. Minnie Hodge will be 95 "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 Need to send a fax? Need a fax received for you? (352) 463-7393 FAX The Journal (352) 463-7135

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Shouldnt personal service mean you get to talk to a person? BEN COLSON Agent ben.colson@ffbic.com LARRY MERRITT Agent larry.merritt@ffbic.com 352-463-2298 305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693 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. 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Mr. Richard Kent Borden Richard Kent Borden, 60, of Old Town passed away June 8, 2014. He was a tug boat captain. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, honored to serve the Borden family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiersbaxley.com Mr. John Bunting, Sr. John Bunting Sr., of Newberry, and longtime resident of West Palm Beach, passed away on May 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. John was born on August 15, 1956 to Franklin Bunting, Sr. and Julia Faferko-Bunting in Fling, Michigan. John was a loving and devoted family man. He loved spending time with family and friends. His motto was, work hard, play hard. He passed on his faith in Christ and fam ily values to all his family. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Linda Latshaw-Bunting of Newberry; his son, John Bunting, Jr. of Wellington; daughter, Jenifer (Robert) Graves; and two grandchildren, Sharon and Louise of Port St. Lucie; sister, Ju lie Denney of Newberry; brothers, Franklin (Theresa) Bunting of Willis ton, David (Kathryn) Bunting, Sr. of Royal Palm Beach, Stephen (Lynne) Bunting of Newberry, Rick (Sonya) Bunting of Okeechobee, and Todd Bunting, Sr. of Williston; several nieces and nephews; and extended family in Bell. Per Johns request, there will be no memorial service. Please remem ber him as he was and know he is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Je sus Christ. Mrs. Lois Theresa Foster Lois Theresa Foster, 50, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at her home in Old Town. Mrs. Foster, a lifelong resident of Dixie County, was a homemaker and a mother. She enjoyed yard work and was a member of Central Baptist Church. She is survived by son, Michael Byrd of Cross City; daughter, Jen nifer Lord of Jacksonville; brother, Stephen Kearney of Miami; sister, Barbara Foster of Cross City; neph ews, Kristopher Kane and Johnathan Kane; and nieces, Nichole Foster and Diane Keen. She was preceded in death by her daughter Christal Greene. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe Beach, with Reverend David Down at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral ome. Mr. Phillip N. Kohler passed away at his home on June 2, 2014. He was born in Blair, Ne braska and moved to this area from Virginia in 1968. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked in his own business as a ma chinist for aircraft companies all over the United States. He enjoyed being and working in his shop. He is survived by his wife, Sandra in law, Marge Kohler of Nebraska; his step children, Colleen, Bob and Julie; a very special granddaughter, Emily, who loved him and he her; and his nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. His family will have a private ser vice at a later date. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, honored to serve the Kohler family. Condolences may be offered by visit ing our website at www.hiers-baxley. com Mrs. Shirley Ann Panijan Shirley Ann Panijan, 73, of Old Town, passed away June 7, 2014 in Gainesville. She was born in Tuxedo, North Carolina and moved to Old Town from South Carolina. Shirley showed and bred German Shepherd dogs. She is survived by her husband, David Panijan and sister, Dorothy (Buddy) Britton, all of Old Town. She is preceded in death by her sis ter, Pearl Lee Jeffcoat. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, honored to serve the Panijan family. Condolences may be offered by visit ing our website at www.hiers-baxley. com Mr. Joseph E. Vaught Joseph E. Vaught of Hickory, North Carolina passed away Sunday afternoon. Mr. Vaught had a long life, transi tioning to the Lord at the age of 98. During his life, he worked various jobs, from miner in Leadville, Colo radio; to construction superintendent for PS West Construction of States ville, North Carolina, where he was employed for over 40 years. In his later years, at 90, he turned to writ ing, publishing four books. He also wrote a column, Observations from the Halfway House for the Gilchrist County Journal. The Vaughts resided in Hickory from 1950 until they moved to Bell in 1996, returning to Hickory in 2012. Upon returning to Hickory, they re Center and then, in the spring of this year, moved to an apartment. He was a committed Christian, teaching Sunday school for many years and serving as a deacon at High land Baptist Church. At the age of 96, he and Dr. Grace taught a Vacation Bible School class at First Baptist Church of Branford, for adults while the children attended their classes. Joe was also a member of the Ma sonic organization where he served as Master of the Lodge in Hickory and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) where he served as Patron several times. At 96, he was the oldest Patron in OES of Florida OES, Trenton. While living in Hickory, they opened their home to an International Exchange Student, Reinaldo Antonio Garcia, from Brazil, and displaced teens. Joe and Dr. Grace had love for each other and for everyone they met. Married for over 68 years, Joe told everyone how beautiful Dr. Grace was and how his one regret would be leaving her when he died. He was the loving husband of Dr. Grace C. Vaught; father of Mrs. Mi chael (Susan) Lindsey of Hixson, Tennessee; and Mrs. Tipton (Eliza beth (Betsy)) Deitz, of Conover, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his son Curtis (Curt) J. Vaught. Joe leaves behind six grand children: Mrs. Daniel (Susan Lu North Carolina; Mrs. Matthew (Sta cy) Norbeck of Reno, Nevada; Mrs. Timothy (Stephanie) Wyatt of Mont gomery, Alabama; Captain Justin Smith, USMC, of Wilmington, North Carolina, Mrs. Jerod (Jenna) Teague of New Bern, North Carolina; and Jessie Smith of Hickory, North Caro lina. He was also the proud grandpar ent of ten great-grandchildren. The memorial services for Joe were held at Highland Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 p.m. The service included Masonic Rites with members of the Hickory Masonic Lodge serving as honorary pallbearers. memorials be made in Joes name to the Shriners Children. When news happens, call the Jour nal at 463-7135. Townsend/Wayfair Cemeteries Workday is Saturday 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, Jun. 14, at the locations. For more information, contact the families that are involved in the cemetery upkeep. Judge Kreider appointed to Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Alachua County Judge David P. Kreider, 47, has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Circuit Court bench of the Eighth Judicial the retirement of Judge Ysleta W. McDonald. Appointed to the Alachua County court bench in 2010, Judge Kreider and small claims cases. He has also worked as an Acting Circuit Court Judge, covering circuit civil, family, and felony events circuit-wide as needed. In this capacity, Judge Kreider also presided over an entire Family Law division in Alachua County during a circuit judge vacancy. Judge Kreider graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1992. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Kreider worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, serving as Division Chief for Bradford, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties. While working as Division Chief, Judge Kreider functioned as the lead prosecutor and administrative supervisor of the attorneys and support staff for these divisions. Judge Kreider is currently assigned to Alachua County Criminal Division II and serves on the Alachua County Canvassing Board. His chambers are located at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center and he is assisted by Debbie Spivey. Judge David P. Kreider Pictured front row kneeling are Ty Adkins, Wyatt Thornton, Wyatt Langford, Colton Hastings, Garrett Brooker, Levi Ferguson. Middle Row are Caden Hastings, Blake Herrington, Jason DeMartino II, Parker Ferguson, Zach Ford. Back row coaches are Kirk Brooker, Michael Langford, Jason DeMartino, James Hastings. Gilchrist Lightning 12U win North Florida Cal Ripken Invitational Submitted This past weekend in Madison, the 12U Gilchrist Lightning went 4-0 over Suwannee, Lake City, Wakulla, & Madison to be crowned champions of the 2014 North Florida Cal Ripken Invitational. The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, June 5 at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10th Avenue Log Cabin Quilters 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 Jan brought out some of her moms Wandas cats make the perfect pets no mess, no fuss just a great quilt to wrap up in or a great wall hanging.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six Legal Notices 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 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 stabilized subgrade, construction of 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, July 1, 2014 at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read. Bidding 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 alternates and whose proposal complies with all the Contract Document requirements. A Proposal Guaranty of not less than to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, must accompany each will invalidate the bid. 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 placed on the convicted vendor list following a public entity crime may not submit a bid to or contract with a public as set forth in Florida Statute, Chapter Bidder shall certify to eligibility in the bid proposal. Bidding Documents may be obtained Bronson, Florida 32621 The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids. Publish June 5 and 12, 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 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 TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and other person having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is June 5 2014. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 dlangxxj@bellsouth.net 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 deceased, whose date of death was 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Divi sion, the address of which is 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 TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A All other creditors of the decedent and other person having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is June 5 2014. Florida Bar No. 0023541 204 Southeast First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 dlangxxj@bellsouth.net Erin Despars Auburn, Alabama 36832 Pub. June 5 and 12, 2014b ________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SR49 TO POB GO W 396 FT GO S 110 FT GO E 396 FT TO WRLY CALVIN EDWARD DOUGLAS, BARBARA JEAN DOUGLAS All of said property being in the Coun ty of Gilchrist, State of Florida. deemed according to law, the property to the highest bidder at the Courthouse Door on the 15th day of July, 2014, at TODD NEWTON GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Publish June 12, 19, 26 & July 3, 2014p ________________ PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle, VIN# 1FMUDU32X5VZB49049, 1997 Ford will be sold at Public Auction on June 24, 2014 at 8 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida Statute 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 12, 2014b ________________ INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by the Gilchrist County Board of County Com County Administrator, 209 S.E. 1st Street, 30, 2014, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. labor, materials, equipment, incidentals and taxes to furnish and install a 2,500 SF addition to an existing metal building. to, pre-engineered metal structure, inte electrical, and HVAC. In order to be considered, Bidders must have prior experience as a general contractor in low rise building construc tion, metal building erection, water dis tribution systems, wastewater collection systems, storm water collection systems, street paving, electrical, mechanical and plumbing construction in accordance with the requirements contained in the instructions to Bidders. may be examined at the following loca Inc., Consulting Engineers, 580-1 Wells Copies of the CONTRACT DOCU able charge of $150.00 for each set. Only 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 will be distributed. The Owner reserves the right to waive technical error and informalities and to reject any or all bids. Gilchrist County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 129, Trenton, FL. Publish June 12 and June 19, 2014b ________________ NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Gilchrist County Board of County Com missioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a regular meeting on MONDAY, June 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners lowing is a proposed agenda AGENDA 1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 4. Public Participation 6. County Administrator 9. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m. Enterprises; Fair Housing 4:30 p.m. Budget Hearing 10. Commissioners Reports 11. Old Business 12. New Business 13. Public Participation 14. Adjourn Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to par ticipate in the proceeding should contact PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed ings, and that for such purpose, that per son may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR. TODD NEWTON Pub. June 12, 2014b. ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION RILEY, Deceased File No. 2014-CP-006 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FLORETHA RILEY, deceased, whose date of death was September 6, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the 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 ON OR BE PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. tice is June 12, 2014 /S/ LISA R. REID____ LISA R. REID Attorney for Petitioner Gainesville, Florida 32606 peter@peterenwall.com Florida Bar No. 161601 Publish June 12 and 19, 2014b ________________ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2014-02 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA IN DUCTING LOUISE J. COLEMAN INTO THE TRENTON HALL OF FAME. WHEREAS, LOUISE J. COLE MAN tial contributions to the City of Trenton and its residents and businesses located therein, and to Gilchrist County, Florida as a whole; and, WHEREAS, without the years of tire less dedication and service of this indi vidual, the City of Trenton and Gilchrist County would not be the wonderful place WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton this individual is deserving of special recognition for her accomplish ments and devotion to the City of Tren ton; and, WHEREAS, ognition of this individuals service to the community is long past due; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA AS FOL LOWS: 1. being duly nominated and selected by the Board of Commissioners, is hereby inducted into the CITY OF TRENTON HALL OF FAME 2. That a copy of this resolution shall be spread upon the minutes of the City of Trenton, Florida as a permanent record of this individuals induction into the CITY OF TRENTON HALL OF FAME, and that a copy of this resolution shall hereafter be immediately published in the Gilchrist County Journal Newspaper in Honor of this individual. PASSED AND DULY RESOLVED THIS 27th DAY OF May 2014, A.D.. THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA Publish June 12, 2014b ________________ RESOLUTION NUMBER 2014-03 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA IN DUCTING SAMUEL B. HARDEE INTO THE TRENTON HALL OF FAME. WHEREAS, SAMUEL B. HARDEE tributions to the City of Trenton and its residents and businesses located therein, and to Gilchrist County, Florida as a whole; and, WHEREAS, without the years of tire less dedication and service of this indi vidual, the City of Trenton and Gilchrist County would not be the wonderful place WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton this individual is deserving of special recognition for his accomplish ments and devotion to the City of Tren ton; and, WHEREAS, ognition of this individuals service to the community is long past due; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE SOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA AS FOL LOWS: 1. being duly nominated and selected by the Board of Commissioners, is hereby inducted into the CITY OF TRENTON HALL OF FAME 2. That a copy of this resolution shall be spread upon the minutes of the City of Trenton, Florida as a permanent record of this individuals induction into the CITY OF TRENTON HALL OF FAME, and that a copy of this resolution shall hereafter be immediately published in the Gilchrist County Journal Newspaper in Honor of this individual. PASSED AND DULY RESOLVED THIS 27th DAY OF May 2014, A.D.. THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA Publish June 12, 2014b ________________ NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING SUWANNEE RIVER ECONOMIC COUNCIL, INC. The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Coun Florida. Pub. June 12, 2014b May 28, 2014 was arrested by Deputy Jarvis Jarrett, Taylor County Sheriffs Department, for Probation Violation for Driving While Licenses Suspended and Pro bation Violation for Grand Theft, no bond. May 29, 2014 Bruce Wayne Timmons, 33, of Old Town, was arrested by Deputy Robert Department, for Probation Violation Driving While Licenses Suspended, no bond. June 1, 2014 was arrested by Deputy William Greene, Alachua County Sheriffs Department, for Probation Violation, no bond. Travis Ryan Pound, 24, of Jasper, was arrested by Deputy Dorlette Gainer, Columbia County Sheriffs Department, for Failure to Appear Petty Theft and Failure to Appear Flee and Allude, $12,000.00 bond. June 2, 2014 Brown, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Failure to Appear, $5,000.00 bond. June 3, 2014 Anndrea Capri Paulling, 23, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Scotty Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Battery Holly Lynn Dewees, 31, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy T. Daniels, Burglary with Assault or Battery and Larceny Grand Theft $300 less than $5,000, $30,000.00 bond. June 4, 2014 Robert Ray Cowdrey, 41, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Failure to Appear and Sex Offender Violation Fail to Comply with Registration Law, $30,000.00 bond. Panama City, was arrested by Deputy Department, for Aggravated Battery on Person Uses a Deadly Weapon and Possession of Weapon or Ammo by Convicted Florida Felon, $65,000.00 bond. June 6, 2014 Old Town, was arrested by Deputy Rexroat, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Alcohol or Drugs, Possession of ROR. June 7, 2014 High Springs, was arrested by Dep uty Douglas, Gilchrist County Sher 20 Grams and Possession and or use of Drug Equipment, ROR. Celinda Nicole Foshee, 19, was ar rested by Deputy Jefferson E. Davis, Larceny Petit Theft 1st Degree $100 less than $300, $1,000.00 bond. June 8, 2014 Petersburg, was arrested by Deputy Amanda Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Cocaine over 20 Grams, Drug Equipment bond. Savannah N. Lago, 18, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Scotty Douglas, of Gilchrist County Possession not more than 20 Grams and Drug Equipment Possession and or use, ROR. David L. Lively, 28, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, of Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Bribery Unlawful Behavior, $25,000.00 bond. June 9, 2014 Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, of Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Probation Violation Felony, ROR. 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. Norman Clements to Ivan Da vies and Darlene Shannhan, war ranty deed, $250,000.00, 080915007750000-0230. C. Fred Daniel, Patricia W. Dan iel, C. Fred Daniel Trustee, Patricia W. Daniel Trustee, C. Fred Daniel and Patricia W. Daniel Revocable Trust to Ashton R. Kalloo, general warranty deed, $70,000.00, 18101502170000-0050. Robert M. Kizer, Julie M. Kizer, Christiana Trust, RBSHD and Wilm ington Savings Fund Society FSB to Christiana Trust, RBSHD and Wilm ington Savings Fund Society FSB, 0111-0000-0130 2012-CA-140. Charles David Lindsey, Jr. and Cap ital City Bank to Capital City Bank, 10-15 2013-CA-73. Linda D. Huesman and Wells Fargo Bank NA to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0000-0017-0044 2013-CA-26. John Gunther and Wells Fargo of title, $10.00, 13-07-14-0011-00000180 and 13-07-14-0011-0000-0190. Michael Gillispie and Bank of America NA to GMAT Legal Title Trust and U S Bank National Asso $10.00, 2017150036000000G0. Daniel E. Langford, Lynn Renee Langford aka Lynn R. Lanford aka Lynn Langford aka Lynn Renee Dun nam aka Lynn R. Dunnam and Ran dom Properties Acquisition Corp III title, $10.00, Lot 3 Countryside. Vasanthi Doshi, Paresha A. Doshi, Surya Darsham, LLC, Long Pond Landing Property Owners Associa tion and Capital City Bank to Capital 21-10-14. Mack Y. Poole to Adrianna Paige Seyez and Kathleen Ciarra Seyez, warranty deed, $10.00, 05-0-140000-0003-0010. Lora M. Phelps to Lora M. Phelps and Anna M. Mulac, quit claim deed, $10.00, 16-08-14-0188-0000-0070. Randall Dean Lamb to David E. Roberts and Wanda L. Roberts, quit claim deed, $10.00, 14081600000002-0010 and 0015. David E. Roberts and Wanda L. Roberts to Linda Martin, gen eral warranty deed, $120,000.00, 140816-0000002-0010 and 14081600000002-0015. Woodland Holdings Inc. to Kelly Spence and Priscilla Spence, cor porate warranty deed, $48,900.00, 220816-02920000-0080. Daniel Blackford and Misty Black ford to Thomas G. Marcinek, Jr. and Jennifer L. Marcinek, warranty deed, $229,300.00, 040816-007200060110. Wyatt L. Durrance, Laurie S. Dur rance, Larry Studstill and Elizabeth Studstill to Bethalan C. Bishop, Bran dalyn C. Bishop, Briana C. Bishop and Christel S. Bishop, warranty deed, $10.00, 34-10-16-0000-00020000 and 34-10-16-0000-0001-0000. Laurie S. Durrance fka Laurie A. Studstill to Christel S. Bishop, war ranty deed, $10.00, 34-10-16-00000001-0010 and 34-10-16-0000-00060000. Frank Janczlik, Jr. and Todd New ton Clerk of Court to Adam P. Elliott, Lisa C. Elliott, tax deed, $2,209.84, 08-09-14-0023-000E-0300. Forest E. Moses, Kelly M. Moses and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Floyd S. Underhill, tax deed, $2,202.39, 30-08-15-0037-00000150. Linda D. Burnett, Lorie E. Little john and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to David E. Roberts and Wanda L. Roberts, tax deed, $4,351.28, 18-0815-0000-0017-0043. David Padot, Maryann Padot and Todd Newton Clerk of Court to CFM REI LLC and Finer Property Trust, tax deed, $35,000.00, 17-10-150000-0007-0000. Mary Ruth Anderson, David Clinton, Henry D. Cribb, Jr., Jan L. Grimes and Christina Pitts to Henry D. Cribb Sr. Homestead Trust, Henry D. Cribb, Jr. Trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, 18-10-15-0126-0000-0150. Beverly J. Shobe to Laurene Compton, corrective warranty deed, $10.00, 310915-02310000-0010 from 2001000993. Laurene Compton to Roger P. West and Martha A. West, warranty deed, $199,000.00, 310915-023100000010. Frank Janczlik, Jr. and Todd New ton Clerk of Court to Ann R. Cothran, Adam P. Elliott and Lisa C. Elliott, tax deed, $1,607.17, 08-09-17-0023000E-0270. Frank Janczlik, Jr. and Todd New ton Clerk of Court to Adam P. Elliott, Lisa C. Elliott and Ann R. Cothran, tax deed, $1,299.83 08-09-14-00230000E-0290. Bruce C. Cliche and April L. Cli che to Charles Preston Hudson, Jr., warranty deed, $365,000.00, 14081600000002-0050. Alan C. Davis and Lisa K. Davis to Alan C. Davis and Lisa K. Davis, quit claim deed, $10.00, 05101400000006-0011. Patricia O. Peet to Patricia Owens Peet Trust, Patricia O. Peet Trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, 24101400000001-000, 191015-000000020020 and a portion of 1910-1500000002-0010. Phillip R. Bryant, Neva D. Bryant and Florida Credit Union to Florida title, $0.00, 21-8-14. Land Transactions Gilchrist County

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Real Estate RIVERFRONT HOME ON SUWAN NEE: $129,000 _______________________________ 2.25 ACRES WITH MH: _______________________________ 5 ACRES TRENTON: _______________________________ 1 ACRE BELL AREA: _______________________________ FOR SALE _______________________________ Mobile Homes 2005 16x66 SKYLINE: _______________________________ (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 PRICE REDUCED (From $99,999)Well-kept DW M/Home, on landscaped 5-acres: 4BR/2BA: Very neat/clean & move in ready, for this 1996-yr. 26x60 Manufactured Home (pictured on the right), located on a 5-acre tract along US-129 in North Gilchrist Co. Property also has a large 26x40 2-car garage / workshop building (pictured on the left), irrigated garden area, 19x19 attached frame-blt. bonus room (w/ fireplace), and a whole lot moreSellers asking for offers to be brought forward call/email today for all details$79,999. 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 2 BR/1 BA CBS DUPLEX: _______________________________ Located in NE Trenton... _____________________________ PRAIRIE OAKS APARTMENTS: Real Estate SAVE ME! Services ELECTRICAL WORK: _______________________________ JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SER VICE: _______________________________ APPLIANCE REPAIR: ___________________________ MOWER & CHAINSAW PARTS _______________________________ Help Wanted SALESPERSON ___________________________ TRUCK DRIVER: Lost Dog SATURDAY, JUNE 7, _______________________________ Yard Sale HUGE, MULTI-FAMILY: _______________________________ Blueberries VICTORY GARDENS _______________________________ Hay HAY FOR SALE: _______________________________ Want To Buy HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? _______________________________ Party Rentals SPACE WALK of Suwannee River: _______________________________ Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. Page Seven Pre-School Kids World Preschool _______________________________ Services Spring is around the corner, _______________________________ Ridgeway Lawn Care _______________________________ A/C REPAIRS: _______________________________ The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. _______________________________ DIXIE MONUMENTS: _______________________________ Advertising Pays! 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 Hall For Rent RENT OUR HALL FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT: For Rent 2/2 CLEAN SW MOBILE HOME @ _______________________________ MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: _______________________________ TRENTON APARTMENTS _______________________________ Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 Advertising Pays! 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 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! TOOL SHOP 10" sliding compound mitre saw $85.00 7x14' open utility trailer w/ ramps $850.00 (Stock Photo) Taurus Millenium Pro PT138 .380 pistol $275 out-the-door! Smith & Wesson M&P 9Shield NEW!!! $400

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Page Eight THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Trenton Office 308 N. Main Street 463-7381 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. General Practice Medicare, Medicaid, Medipass, Blue Options, Av-Med Approved APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED Weight-Loss Counseling Available Newberry Office 50 SW Main Street 472-2275 Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is holding a public hearing to increase the FY2013-2014 budget for the funds listed below. FUND SOURCE OF FUNDS USE OF FUNDS TOTAL TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND Approved Appropriation $1,783,103 Insurance Reimbursement and Board of County Commissioners Replacement of damaged truck $37,908 Total appropriation $1,821,011 FIRE TRUST FUND Approved Appropriation $1,019,885 Loan proceeds Purchase of a tanker $200,000 Total Appropriation $1,219,885 CAPITAL OBLIGATIONS Approved Appropriation $729,982 E911 grant 14-4-10 E911 system maintenance $36,206 Total Appropriation $ 766,188 June 16, 2014 4:30 P.M. At Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room 210 S. Main Street Trenton, Florida NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Thursday June 12 6:30 PM at Bethel AME Church, NW 4th Street. Meet with Trentons City Manager to talk about current and future needs for the NW Neighborhood. 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. 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 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 Submitted Bell Elementary School Third Grade students got their hands dirty this past year planting and maintaining their own garden. This project had kids rolling up their sleeves to learn about plants, harvesting, and farming. They rounded out their agricultural studies with an embryology unit during which they hatched over 75 chicken eggs. The garden began with cabbage plants donated by the Bonnie Plant Companys Third Grade Cabbage program. Students had to plant, weed, and water their cabbages. They also tracked plant growth and learned about pest management. Soon after the cabbage planting, the garden expanded after a visit from the National Watermelon Queen. Brandi Harrison read the students a book about watermelons and Diamond 99 Farms donated a watermelon plant for each of the students to plant in the Third Grade garden. It didnt stop there; the garden kept on growing! Chris Decubellis, Gilchrist Count 4-H Extension Agent visited the third graders. He talked to them about a different kind of gardening and set up a hydroponic garden. The unique soil-less system housed tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, peppers and even watermelon. In May, Mr. Chris brought incubators and brooders and set the students up to complete an embryology unit. This allowed students to learn about life cycles and animal husbandry. Third graders carefully monitored the habitat inside the incubators and anxiously awaited the arrival of their chicks. Over 75 chicks were hatched and students were able to take the chicks home to raise. BES third grade would like to thank Mr. Chris for his time and of Southeastern Fieldtip in Bell for donating chick feed to send home with the students. Sowing seeds, Harvesting knowledge The third graders truly enjoyed their hands-on agricultural experience and teachers appreciated the knowledge the students were gaining with these fun, engaging projects. A sincere thank you goes to all who a success! Bell Bulldog Mini Cheer Camp 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. Registration forms are available at Bell High School and Bell Elementary School. Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 School Cheerleaders to host Poker Run will by held on Saturday, Jun. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will kick-off in the CHS Parking lot where available from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for $20.00 per bike. The Poker Run will travel to Cedar Key, Bronson stops at Treasure Camp Restaurant on CR 347 at Fowlers Bluff and then to Cedar Key where riders will stop at Big Deck Raw Bar at 331 Dock Street in Cedar Key. The Poker Run will take riders to Bronson to stop in at BubbaQues, 830 East Hathaway Avenue. Then back to Beef OBradys event will make available food, fun, during the event. Additional hands can be purchased for $5 each and food tickets are available for $7. For more information contact Steve Gardner at (352) 258-2702.