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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 10 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, July 31, 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 July 31, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. See WINNING RECIPE, Page 12 Qualifying for the upcoming Fanning Springs City Election will begin August 4 at noon and end on August 8 at noon. City Council seats up for election are Seat 4, Seat 3, and Mayor. Anyone interested in qualifying for a seat is asked to contact City Clerk Sheila Watson at 463-2855 ext. 201. Bell man points a gun at co-op meter reader By Carrie A. Mizell The threat of a dog bite was nothing compared to what one Central Florida Electric Cooperative meter reader encountered recently. The meter reader, whos identity is not being released, was attempting to enter a locked gate on property located at 960 NW 20th Avenue, in Bell, just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23. In an effort to perform maintenance on the meter, the meter reader used a pair of bolt cutters to unlock the gate and enter the property. Prior to using the bolt cutters, the meter reader reportedly honked the horn on the co-op vehicle and tried to let the homeowner know she was attempting to gain entry on to the property. Arnold James Pope, 62, reportedly came out of the house and told the meter reader she was trespassing. He also told her she was under arrest, while pointing a gun at her. He then asked where the bolt cutters she had used to enter the property were. The meter reader did not respond. Pope reportedly went searching through the meter readers vehicle looking for the bolt cutters. He also is said to have knocked the cell phone she was trying to use to call for help out of her hands. Once Pope found the bolt cutters he reportedly told the meter reader, You cut my chain, I should cut your tires. In the end it was Pope, who is said to be 6 and 300 pounds, who called 911 and reported a disturbance at his home. Pope was subsequently arrested by Deputy Kitlen of the Gilchrist County He was charged with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, KidnapFalse Imprisonment Adult, Burglary Dwelling Structure or Conveyance Armed, and Obstructing Justice Harassing in 3rd Degree Felony Proceeding. By law, electric service providers must have access to a customers property to be able to maintain and read service meters for billing purposes, explained Lt. Jeff Manning of the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Local wins National Junior Angus Cook-off Gilchrist County resident Kristen Short is shown after winning the National Junior Angus Show Cook-off earlier this month. By Carrie A. Mizell Twenty-two year old Kristen Short knows her beef. The Gilchrist County native, who serves as junior advisor for the Florida Junior Angus Association, won a national cooking contest on July 8. Ive always loved to cook, Kristen said. There are a lot of good cooks in my family, so I grew up with a chair pulled up in the kitchen. The only child of JJ and Annette Short, Kristen said it wasnt until she showed a cow at the Alachua County Fair that she developed an interest in raising cattle. A love for FFA ensued, along with a fondness for all things Angus. In 2012, Kristen competed in her Cook-off in Louisville, Kentucky and her culotte steak brought home top prize in the junior division. The competition is similar to Chopped, a popular Food Network program, in which competitors are given a main ingredient with several mystery ingredients and asked to prepare a dish using everything they are given. After winning in 2012, Kristen was anxious to compete again earlier this month in the adult division of the National Junior Angus Show Cookoff in Indianapolis, Indiana. This time around, Kristen was given a tritip roast, two or three persimmons, fresh kale and fresh thyme. I had only eaten persimmons one time, and I had never cooked with them, Kristen said, prior to this competition. Despite her initial uncertainty, Kristen prepared a grand prize winning grilled tri-tip roast with warm kale salad and honey lemon dressing. Every time I win my mom says shes not cooking anymore! Kristen lives at home with her parents on County Road 341. When shes not cooking and working with the Florida Junior Angus Association, Kristen is working at North Florida Regional and pursuing a degree in Ag. Business Management from the College of Central Florida. Gilchrist County children got to pet a few exotic animals recently during the Trenton Librarys Summer Reading Program. Animals were brought in by Mystic Jungle Educational Facility. On average, the summer program has drawn 65 children to the Trenton Library once a week to hear stories, pet animals and take part in science experiments. The Summer Reading Program will end on Thursday, July 31 with Fizz, Boom, Splash! at 11 a.m. All children are welcome to attend. Goodness Snakes Alive! My fellow citizens of Gilchrist Coun ty, I love this county. I chose to make my roots here and raise my family in this county a long time ago. I spent the early years of my living in other areas of the country, both large com munities and small communities, and I can say without a doubt that this is the best place to live, work and play. I am constantly amazed at the re sources our county has at its disposal. Whether its a sunny Saturday spent at the springs or an afternoon helping one of our young and talented grow into themselves, I am constantly re minded that we are lucky to call this home. I believe that we need to do more to capitalize on these vital re sources and build this place that we all love into a community that thrives now and well into the future. I have been an educator for the last 20 years and I have consistently watched our best and our brightest leave Gilchrist County for more op portunity elsewhere. That cant hap pen. These are young individuals that have so much talent and love this area as much as you and I do. They want to start a family here and they want to work here. Are we doing enough to capture all the resources Gilchrist County has at its disposal to keep this untapped talent? I think we can do more. I have worked as a small business owner in this area for two decades and have witnessed individuals and fellow business owners alike strug gle to capture all that is available to them in this wonderful county. We must make it easier for people to live and do business here. We must uti lize all that is available to us to give people a fair opportunity to succeed. I think we can do more. Because I believe we can do more, do more. I am running for County Commissioner, District Two and I need your support. I am not advocat ing for changing Gilchrist County but preserving the local atmosphere and giving citizens and their families a place that they will continue to love to live, work and play in for a long time to come. I therefore respectfully ask you to support me with your vote for com missioner district two in the general John Yencho seeks County Commission, District 2 seat John Yencho See YENCHO, Page 12 Submitted This year we will have our Caring and Sharing Day on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. until noon. We will with school supplies for ages kinder garten to 6th grade. We will not have any other items this year. Children MUST be present and MUST be accompanied by a parent. Mt. Nebo is located at 4200 NW CR 340 just north of Bell. For more information, please call Caring and Sharing Day at Mt. Nebo Baptist Trenton Senior Center will cel ebrate its 4th anniversary on August 15 at 10:30 a.m. Lost and Found for merly the Philman Family Band will be playing and a special lunch will be provided by Ayers Health and Reha Trenton Senior Center to celebrate 4th anniversary bilitation. Please RSVP by August 8 by signing up in person or by calling the center at (352) 463-1895. Please bring in school supplies, so that they may be distributed to Trenton and Bell schools. Qualifying begins Aug. 4 for municipal election The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission (FWC) has kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bot turtles and crabs, to the FWCs Fish Kill hotline. Water quality is poor in the region with several reports of black water. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Lab at the University of South Florida revealed an exten sive surface bloom approximately 80 miles long and up to 50 miles wide in waters 40 to 90 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties. Short-term forecasts of bloom move ment by the Center for Prediction of Red Tides do not predict consider able movement of the bloom patch in upcoming days.


Page Two THURSDAY, JULY 31, 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 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 Viola Crews Shepherd family will be having a reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Bell Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. A covered dish luncheon will be served at noon. Shepherd-Crews Reunion The Gilchrist County Public Library will wrap its Summer Reading Program this week. Open to kids Kindergarten to 4th grade, the program will conclude July 31 at 11 a.m. with Fizz, Boom and Splash! For more information on the Summer Library Program visit: Summer Reading Program Tide Tables For The Week of 7/31 to 8/6 for the mouth of the Suwannee River On Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Old Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at SR. 349 and CR. 55A. There will be Big Cypress Bluegras s performing along with The Overall Band The music will start at 6:00 stops! Admission is FREE so bring the family and enjoy! Free Evening of Bluegrass is Saturday Old exercise equipment needed The Spring Ridge volunteers are seeking any type of work-out, exercise equipment that you may no longer want or need. Our volunteers need to stay in shape and workout equipment, of any type, would be a big help. Some of the equipment we need is treadmills, bicycle units, weights, universal sets. We will pick up donations. Call Charlie Perez at (386)4541428. Library workshops for August Sign up online at 3riverslibrary. com, space limited (352) 463-3176. Monday, August 4 Paint Party ages 5-10 at 10 a.m., $10 material fee. Monday, August 4 Paint Party ages 11 and above at 2 p.m., $10 material fee. Tuesday, August 5 Acrylic Art at 6 p.m., $15 material fee. Thursday, August 21 Geocaching at 6 p.m. Monday, August 25 Wine Making at 6 p.m. 48th Philman Family Friends Reunion The 48th Philman Family Friends Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Hart Springs. Please bring a covered dish, dessert, cold drinks and ice to share. Hope to see you there! The Bell FFA would like to show their appreciation to the following who gave sponsor money for the FFA state convention: Kenrick Thomas Floyd Underhill Christie McElroy 2014 Gilchrist County L&A Testing The Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office will be conducting the Logic & Accuracy test of voting equipment on August 4, 2014 at 11:00 am in Elections Office 112 South Main Street, Room 128, Trenton, Florida 32693. The Deer Camp is hosting an FWC Hunter Safety Class on Saturday, Aug. 9 and 23 at 8:30 a.m. Pre-regis tration is required. Please call FWC at (386) 758-0525 to sign up. Seating is limited, you MUST The Deer Camp is located at 306 S. Want to learn about art? Come to the Gilchrist County Public Library on Monday, August 4 at 2 p.m. for the Paint Party ages 11 and up, with Tammy Mowrey. There will be a $10 material fee for the class. On August 5, there will be an Acrylic Art class at 6 p.m., and this class has a $15 material fee. The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their next monthly Pancake Breakfast at their Station 3). This months breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, and run until at least 10:00 a.m.. All residents of Gilchrist County and surrounding communities are invited to attend. With the August Primary Election just around the corner, we would like to remind all candidates and voters to please attend and get to meet and discuss the issues with one another. Also, a reminder that our September 6 breakfast will be our annual fund raiser in support of the Fisher House, helping wounded servicemen and their families. Blueberry, nut and plain pancakes will be served, along with sausages, eggs, grits (cheese grits, too!), coffee and juice. As usual, the cost for the breakfast will be a donation to the Gilchrist County Fire Station 3 is located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), near the Spring Ridge Church of God. Come have a nice breakfast and chat with your Saturday of August (and every month)! Free community family fun, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Church, 707 N. Main Street, There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information, plus much more. Supplies limited. Booth space available. For additional information, donating prizes or just to volunteer your time, please call (352) 493-4627, email FWC Hunter Safety Class Spring Ridge Pancake Breakfast Library will host art classes Epic End of Summer The Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10 a.m. We invite you to come early to catch up on family news. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Jestine Brock at (352) 463-2101 or Peggy Mayo at (386) 528-4069. James Napoleon (Poley) Horne (1863-1960) married Lewgenia Ma cenis Keen (1877-1901) in 1882. He later married Willie E Southall (1877-1954) Children of Poley and Lewgenia are John L. Horne (1882-1969), Cora Jane Horne Arrington (1885-1973), William Ross Horne (1887), ?), Robert Cole Horne (1890-1979), Frances F Horne Mercer (1893-?), Julie Harley Horne Swilley Ca son (1895-1936), and Joseph Ferris Horne (1900). _________________ Poley Horne Reunion Suwannee Valley Players announce the youth production of Gilbert & Sullivans Pirates of Penzance Jr. will be with sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Ma jor-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Join us for this wacky and irrever ent show for all ages. Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Seymour. This play is presented by special arrangements with Music Theatre International. Show dates are August 1-3 2014. All performances begin at 8:00 pm Friday through Saturday, and Sunday Mati nees will begin at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for senior-youth (through 12th grade)-military. Springs. To guarantee a seat for your chosen evening please call Becky Gill, who can be reached at 352-443-9096. from our website or follow us on Facebook. Cast of characters include: Mabel (Sami Johnson-Streit), Frederick (William Basham), Pirate King (Da kota Woodruff), Ruth (Kylee Swilley), Major-General (Rhett Hoke), Sam (Emily Sellers) Sergeant (Jahvel Blair), Edith (Laci Davis), Kate (Eowyn Verhaeren), Isabel (Johnyah Waldrop) Youngest Daughter (Olivia Mann) The Keystone Cops (Paula Keels, Dani Sellers, Katie Hodge) The Pirates (Noah Spillane, Luke Spillane, Andrew Spillane). The director of Pirates is Laura Blanton, Assistant Director Rebecca Lock lear, Technical Director Georgia Hodge, Student Assistant Director Johnathon Waldrop, and the Back stage Manager is Brandon Spillane. Pirates of Penzance Jr. has its nal weekend at the Chief Theater Save the Date! Suwannee River Fair News The Suwannee River Fair is right around the corner. Here are important dates for 2014-2015: Fat steer September 27, 2014 (7 9 a.m.) Feeder steer December 5, 2014 (3 6 p.m.) Swine December 6, 2014 (7 9:30 a.m.) Heifer December 6, 2014 (10 a.m. 12 p.m.) General Election September 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. Meeting to review all new rules and ask questions of the superintendents and board members Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. Entry forms due January 14, 2015 ; extended deadline January 21, 2015. Scholarship application (as set in rules) March 4, 2015 Fair week 1 starts March 5, 2015 Fair week 2 starts March 13, 2015 Sale day March 18, 2015 Any questions, call Marti Smith at (352) 262-1829. BHS Class of 1955-56 Reunion Submitted The Bell High School classes of 1955 and 1956 will hold their re union get together on Saturday, Aug. 9. All classmates are invited to come and enjoy the luncheon at Akins Bar becue at 12:00 noon. An enjoyable occasion is planned, so come and fellowship with us. See you there! _________________


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Dear Editor, My name is Mitchell Gentry, man ager of Hart Springs. Starting in 2009 I began in earnest to restore the park to its earlier glory that I experienced growing up. Five years later with tre mendous staff, and volunteers the res toration of Hart Springs has become a reality. No sooner was the restoration com pleted than allegations of improper use of a county vehicle, and critical customer complaints, were lodged against Theresa and me by a commis sioner at a public meeting, and then reported in the Gilchrist County Jour nal Without being present, or being asked prior to the meeting for my ac count of the events, unsubstantiated stories were presented. My wife and I not only felt betrayed, humiliated, and angry, but we feel robbed of the year project. No time to address each issue, but shop for the Hart Springs store. We stopped at Bar-B-Q Bills, not Pizza Hut, for a quick dinner before proceed ing to the Dollar Tree, and Walmart, the receipt showing a 9:02 pm check out. Going back to the store at Hart we stocked it, and got home after 10 pm. As for the woman at the pool, she didnt want to walk the trail as report ed and was staying with her child tak ing swimming lessons. She asked if a stepchild, nephew, and another child could walk the trail between the RV park and springs. My response was, We normally ask for an admission fee to use the park, but in your case I want to allow them access. I told her to instruct the children not to enter the springs area or staff would catch them without a wristband. Calling her after reading the article she was appalled, assured me she realized I said they could, wasnt mad, but felt I didnt really want her to. Like everyone, Theresa and I just want to be treated with respect, and be judged fairly for both what we have done well, and what we have not done well. Mitchell Gentry Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, My dad, Mitchell Gentry has been the manager at Hart Springs for a few years now. Anyone whos been there recently and remembers the way the park was before, knows there have The boardwalk has been repaired, the changes are beautiful, and the park is much more disabled accessible. go by and visit if you havent been Why has it been possible to make these changes now and not in the years prior? Just like everything in life, these changes and improve ments cost money. However, what many may not know is that my dad is a licensed contractor, hes also an incredible welder, and has LOTS of experience simply constructing. So, rather than hiring outside contrac tors, my dad did it and saved money. Rather than renting equipment, hir ing outside help, etc., he did it him self or with the other park employees and... thats right, saved money-for the park, for the county, for the tax payers. Thats the thing about my dad, his motivation is not money, its not for his own kudos or glory, its for his fellow man, for his county, and for the springs that he loves. Because my mother, Theresa Gentry, feels the same way-where has she spent the past few years summer holidays i.e. Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July? At Hart Springs Park, VOLUN get paid for the time she spends help ing out at the park, thats out of the fact unknown to many: Hart Springs merchandise and/or food is not or dered and delivered to the park. No, my mom and dad spend their OWN time to go shopping to make sure Hart Springs patrons have supplies, food, and merchandise. Anyone who knows my parents, knows that the information so pub licly aired was not complete. Some thing that has always been taught to me as a child and still rings true... A lie of omission is still a lie. Leah Gentry Myrick Dear Editor, I am writing in regards to the recent article about Mr. Mitchell Gentrys use of the park vehicle. I have to say I thing so much more important to the county, has made the front page, but to send a letter of response. I am no longer a citizen of the county, having moved to the Jack sonville area, but consider it my home and thus know Mr. Gentry. I have to express that in all the years I have been acquainted with him, he has been nothing but a loyal steward to the county and its residents. Even though Ive moved I still go to Hart Springs park. For a long time I avoid ed the park, remembering as a child and teen the park being rundown and ragged. In recent years the park has had a reemergence and has become quite lovely. Ive really become proud of it and so should the citizens. Since Mr. Gentry has taken over the care of the park, it is no longer an embarrassment but something I can tell my friends and family around the Jacksonville area and beyond about. Ive utilized not only the springs, but also the pavilion facilities, being invited multiple times to events and never had an issue. If someone did have an issue then possibly they were dealing with someone who may not have known better, new employees often make mistakes. The issue with the child taking swimming lessons should never have been brought up as an issue with Mr. Gentry, as this is the park rules and fees that are marked, the next thing youll have people wanting to pay for the springs but swim in the pool, foolish com plaining at best, someone must not have anything better to do? For every complaint Im sure you could also hear a dozen, if not more, praise the park, the staff and the management. As for driving the vehicle home, well is this really so much of an is sue? The park hired Mr. Gentry and he is on call to handle the issues of the park EVERY DAY and NIGHT, live on the property, but still needs to check the park facilities, handle emergencies and run errands for the park. Why not stop and pick up a slice of pizza for dinner when youve had a long day, police pick up food in county vehicles all the time, are we going to start regulating that? Person ally Id like to see Mr. Gentry riding around everywhere in that vehicle a waste of taxpayer time. I found the article one sided, ev eryone ganging up on a wonderful member of the county. I wish that the paper would, in future articles, choose to tell both sides of the story, and explore the full truth. It is impor tant that the paper remain an unbi ased voice of the community, letting the residents of Gilchrist fully under stand the issues. Rachel Pevey-Neeld Dear Editor, fault with bad service, bad attitudes, etc., I often forget or take for granted the good and even exceptional service and attitude I encounter daily. Hence this letter, to praise, not complain. I moved to the area seven months ago. I went to the Trenton library to get a card and go there often since I and I do mean always, pleasant and helpful. I always get the sense that their help and service is always genuine and caring. I know that some of the staff are healing from physical ailments and still are cheerful and accommodating. There is also a small, all volunteer library in Bell. The same friendly helpful attitude is encountered there also whenever I stop in. So, a heartfelt thank you and salute Maureen Burdick Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the Hart Springs park manager being questioned on his use of a county ve hicle. This is a witch hunt for someone who has done nothing wrong. If the commissioners would have inquired from Mr. Gentry why he was in they would have found out that he and his wife were shopping for sup plies for the upcoming holiday week end. This was done after hours, after they both had worked all day. Hon estly, you can look around Gilchrist County and see there are other things, that should be on the commissioners agendas. As far as the park goes, it hasnt looked this good in years. The up grades Mr. Gentry has done to the park are constant and his own per sonal equipment is used a lot of the time, saving the park money. He is not using the park home, that home is being rented out by tourists and is booked for the summer. That should say something about people being at tracted to the park. Mr. Gentry is a well educated, licensed contractor. The county should consider them selves lucky to have him, especially on a salary of $38,245.56 a year. He is on constant call for the RV park, his wife volunteers her summer holiday and weekends at the park too, which saves the county money as well. As far as park rules and fees go they are family friendly and the rules are there for our safety. It would be nice to see common sense used in this situation, lets let him use the vehicle and move on to more important mat ters. Lenore Pevey Dear Editor, I have read the recent news about the 2012 scalding death of one of our South Florida inmates. As the wife of a state legislator and a person who has spent countless hours volunteering directly with inmates in the prisons, I share the distress over the allegations surrounding this hor the rest of the story. There is an other face to Corrections that is never presented to the general public. Of the 22,398 employees in the Depart ment of Corrections the vast majority are honorable, caring men and wom en. Ive listened to many inmates tell us like he really cares about us. Ive watched Assistant Warden Jordan and his team as theyve gathered up discarded doors and other materi als to build a hydroponic garden for their inmates so they can learn a skill and have the satisfaction of working with growing plants inside the stark razor wire and hard concrete build ings. In the midst of this horrendous news could we also express appre ciation and respect for these unsung public servants, the correctional of daily for long hours and minimal pay while putting their whole hearts into a job, sincerely longing and working to send prisoners back out of prison as productive citizens? Katherine Van Zant Elect for Gilchrist County School Board District 1 United for Excellence! McElroy Christie Political advertisement paid for by Christie McElroy, NP for School Board District 1 VOTE AUGUST 26 Contact Info: 352-214-7346 As a fiscal conservative, I will be a good steward of your tax dollars and guard against federal overreach. I will stand up for what is right and always put the needs of students first. It would be a great honor to serve this community. Put experience to work for you! 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 Dear Editor, Ive known Mitchell Gentry for 33 years, and I asked Mitchell about the allegations in last weeks paper. He said his boss gave him permission to drive the vehicle home. On the day he they were shopping for the Hart Springs store. Theresa spends a lot of time volunteering for the springs, and it galls me to see her generos ity slammed. As to the woman at the pool, Mitchell recounts a very differ ent conversation than the one alleged in the commission meeting. I know that paying for access to the pool does not confer access to the park, because Ive asked Mitchell the same question in the past, and gotten the same answer. I cant help but wonder if the complaint would have been just as loud if Mitchell had granted the woman access to the park. It seems to me that if a commissioner had an issue, he should have brought his unsubstantiated rumors before the commission, when Mitchell was not present to defend himself. More than once weve been visit ing Mitchell in the evening only to have the visit interrupted by a call requiring his presence at the park. Ive also had a ringside seat to his improvements to the park, and the lengths hes gone to in making those improvements cost-effective. I re member the sorry state that place was in before Mitchell arrived; his efforts saved the county boatloads of money, and the end result speaks for itself. Mitchell Gentry is the best thing thats happened to Hart Springs in my lifetime, and to have his name sullied behind his back by a politi cian who never bothered to seek him out before going public is shameful. Tom Wootton Love People. Cook them tasty food. -Penzeys Spices Last week I began the account of a short, three day girls trip to Birmingham, Alabama that our daughter, Carrie and granddaughter, Allie and I took recently. Girls trips are just plain fun, with lots of shopping, eating and driving through historic districts on our agenda. As we drove into Birmingham, I was immediately taken with all the trees. I thought Gainesville had a lot of trees, but nothing compared to Birmingham. The city is situated in a valley surrounded by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. To be honest, we only made it to Homewood, which is right on the edge of Birmingham. Homewood is loaded with lots of cute little shops. Both sides of 18th Street are lined with lovely shops. it was recommended by the owner of the bed and breakfast we had stayed at the night before. Penzeys Spices is a cooks dream shop, with over 250 spices and lots of spice combinations such as Creamy Peppercorn, which is a dressing base or salad spread. Just add the Creamy Peppercorn mix to sour cream and mayonnaise and you have a fresh dressing. The store provided large glass sample canisters with lids for customers to open and smell their spices. This was great marketing because some smelled so good that I just had to have a little jar. Each spice area also had free cards with a recipe using that spice. No kidding, Penzeys is a cooks heaven. Turns out we have a couple Penzeys right here in Florida. Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota all have Penzeys Spices. Just to give you a hint of what Penzeys is like, they have the freshest spices, the cinnamon display included cinnamon from China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. They had cinnamon chunks, both hard and soft sticks, cinnamon sugar and Penzeys Cinnamon, which was a blend of cinnamon from four countries. Yes, I could have spent all afternoon in this store. Another favorite store was Alabama Goods, where each and every item in the store was made by an Alabama resident. They had wonderful state shaped cutting boards, local cookbooks, jewelry, pottery, sweet tea dyed t-shirts with Birmingham logos, barbecue sauces, jams, jellies and much more. We walked down both sides of the street shopping the morning away. At lunch we stopped at Urban Cookhouse and had a great lunch. I enjoyed a cup of spicy corn chowder and half a turkey crunch salad sandwich. Their food was really good, but the kicker was their homemade strawberry lemonade. So good. After a fun afternoon shopping we headed south, spending the night in home on Sunday. One other stop I would like to make mention of was in Monticello, Florida just around the corner from the courthouse. In Monticello, you have to circle the courthouse, and the main part of town is located on the courthouse square. The Brick House Eatery is located at 190 N. Jefferson Street, just on the edge of the square and locally owned. Now this restaurant is nothing fancy on the inside, just a small cafe like hundreds of others located throughout the South. But I have to say the food, which mainly consisted of salads, wraps and sandwiches, was extra good. They make homemade ranch dressing, offered great fried green tomatoes, homemade chicken salad, hand-patted burgers and sweet potato fries. So if you are ever passing through Monticello during breakfast, or before 2 in the afternoon, stop by the Brick House Eatery and enjoy a good glass of sweet tea and a delicious meal. --Over the weekend I made the following carrot salad, which is nothing extra fancy, just a simple but good cold salad that is great on these hot summer days. The dressing is a combination of two recipes and its extra good. I think the lemon gives it a fresh taste. Carrot Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing Salad 4 cups grated carrots 2/3 cups raisins 1 cup well drained pineapple Dressing 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons lemon juice Mix salad ingredients then mix or shake dressing ingredients in a glass jar, pour over carrot salad and toss. Chill and enjoy.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land (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 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. Poll of the Week Go to to vote on this weeks poll question: How jobs, Cut services, Raise property taxes, Raise Special Assessments. PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH WERE LOOKING FOR YOU AT PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Holding Forth the Word of Life. 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:30 PM Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black 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." BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH ARCHERY SHOOT 7070 SW CR-334A, TRENTON 352-463-2028 SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 SIGN-UP 9:00AM EVENT BEGINS 10:00AM CONTEST, GAMES FOR KIDS, PRIZES AND LUNCH Bethel Baptist Church 7070 SW CR 334A Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-2028 BACKPACK GIVEAWAY Sunday, August 10 60 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to all school children present in the 11 am service. VBS New Beginning Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School on August 4th 8th. All children are welcome to come join us for a meal starting at 5:30, Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6. Friday night will start at 6, with a Closing Ceremony at 7 for the families, followed by refreshments. Come join us for a fun filled time of Bible Stories, Skits, Crafts and Songs! For any questions please call Pastor Chris Ruggles at (352) 222-0896. New Beginning is located at 8130 SW 70 St, Trenton, FL, right beside Otter Springs RV Resort. A few years ago I was teaching a pre-marital curriculum to a young engaged couple. As we began communication struggles, they shared with me the strategy they planned to use in order to have a successful marriage: Since we are Christians, instead of worrying about how to solve relationship problems, we are just going to pray and trust God that we wont have any! Did I mention this couple was very any of us who have lived more than a few years already know how this strategy will work, yet we may still struggle to understand the reason. The Bible records the words of Jesus on this matter in John 16:33, in this world, you will have trouble. No getting around it trouble is here. In the original Greek language of the New Testament, this word trouble means pressure. Daily we face the pressure to measure up to the worlds standards, pressure to achieve and accomplish and succeed. We also deal with pressure within our relationships: the pressure of wanting our own way, of living up to anothers expectations, and the pressure of getting our own needs met. These are real issues that we face in real relationships. James 1:2-4 speaks of this struggle from a new perspective: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must mature and complete, not lacking anything. According to these verses, our struggles are actually opportunities for us to mature, for our character to be shaped, and for us to be transformed into the person that God intended us to be. Perseverance means to be steadfast, and in the New Testament it represents the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith by even the greatest trials and sufferings. This deliberate purpose in our lives and in our relationships should always be to honor God, and we accomplish this by being the proof that doing life His way works! When we can choose to give; when the way, we can opt what is best for the relationship. These are the tests that develop steadfastness. Rarely does God call us to passively sit by while He works in our life, but rather He gives us opportunities to participate with Him in the work He is doing. In order to respond well to these opportunities, we would all do well to develop some basic relationship skills! In response to the young couples strategy, of course we can pray that bad things wont happen, and sometimes God will answer yes, but when we see how God uses the struggles in our lives, we can better understand why He allows them. It is because our hearts matter! Riverside Baptist Church Homecoming Services Riverside Baptist Church will be having Homecoming Services on August 10, 11:00 a.m., dinner to fol low after. We are located at 10760 NW 5th Avenue, Branford. Call the or directions, (386) 935-3935. This warm summer morning found, Zachary S., Jackson P., Macie Mc., and Gracie H. picking peas, while Jayce M. and Waylon R. hunted bugs! Summertime at Kathys All Things Preschool Submitted Summertime at Kathys All Things Preschool always includes harvesting vegetables out of our garden. It is a toss-up as to whether the children enjoy digging potatoes or picking and shelling the peas the most! The children picked, washed, shelled and ate their crop! Bell Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten Backpack that is large enough for 9x11 folder, Labeled change of clothing, Blanket and Pillow, Diapers/Pull-ups (if applicable) Kindergarten Backpack (No Wheels), 8 count Crayons, 8 Glue Sticks, 2 Highlighters, Scissors, Set of Extra Clothes in Zipper Lock Bag, #2 lead Pencils not plastic coated, One Subject Spiral Notebook, Pencil Box, 2 Expo Markers, Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes First Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Pencil Box (5x8), Yellow #2 Pencils, 24 count Crayons (2), 4 Glue Sticks, Scissors, 4 Plastic Folders with Pockets, Composition Notebook (black and white), 2 Yellow Highlighters, Set of Extra Clothes in Zipper Lock Bag, 2 Pink Chunk Erasers, 4 Dry Erase Markers, Sticky Notes, Zipper Lock Bags, 3 pack Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer Second Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Crayons, Glue Stick, Cap Erasers, 2 Folders with Pockets, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, Markers or Colored Pencils, #2 Pencils, 1-3 Ring Binder, Pencil Box, Scissors, Subject Divider Tabs, Optional: Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, 2014-2015 School Supply List Disinfectant Wipes Third Grade Backpack (No Wheels), #2 Pencils, 24 count Crayons, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Dry Erase Markers, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule), (2) Pocket Folders with Brads, Pencil Cap Erasers, Sticky Notes, 1 3 Ring Binder with Pockets, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, (3) 1 Subject Notebooks, Tissues, Pencil box, Markers, Highlighters, Index Cards Fourth Grade #2 Pencils, Sticky Notes, Dry Erase Markers (Not Red), Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, Hand Held Pencil Sharpener, 1-1 white 3 ring Binder, Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Tissues, 2 Spiral Notebooks, 2 Highlighters Fifth Grade Backpack (No Wheels), #2 Pencils, 5 Composition Notebooks (not spiral), 1-1 Black Binder, Scissors, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule), Colored Pencils, Ruler with inches and centimeters, 1 package of Binder index tabs, Tissues, Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Black Dry Erase Markers Trenton Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten Nap Mat, Glue Sticks, Disinfectant Wipes, Crayons, Zipper Lock Gallon Bags, Lysol Spray Kindergarten Backpack (No Wheels), 8 count Crayons (4 packs), Zipper Lock Bags (Boys-Gallon, Girls-Quart), Glue Sticks (2 packs), Scissors (2), Spiral Composition Notebook (wide rule), 4 Bottles Glue, Pencils, Optional: Band Aids, Tissues, Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer First Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Glue Sticks, 1 Bottle Glue, #2 Pencils (24 count), Box washable markers, Student Scissors, Pencil Case (plastic or zippered), 1 box gallon zipper lock bags (girls), 1 box quart zipper lock bags (boys), 2 boxes Crayons (24 count), 1 Spiral Composition Notebook (wide rule), 1 Pack Erasers (cap or pink), 1 Pack Dry Erase Markers, Optional: Band Aids, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Disinfectant Wipes Second Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Glue (Sticks or Liquid), Pencil Case, Highlighters, 2 packs Crayons 24 count, 2 spiral Composition Notebooks (wide rule), 2 packs Notebook Paper loose-leaf wide rule, Small hand held pencil sharpener, #2 Pencils, Dry Erase Markers, Eraser Caps, Scissors, Optional: Band Aids, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Disinfectant Wipes Third Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Crayons, 2 packs Cap Erasers, 2 packs Index Cards, Glue Sticks, Colored Pen, Markers, Glue Sticks, 2 packs Dry Erase Markers, 2 packs Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule), 3 Spiral Composition Notebooks (wide rule), #2 Pencils, Colored Pen, Post It Notes, Scissors, Pencil Box or Bag, Colored Pencils, Highlighters, Optional: Flash Drive for computer projects, Disinfectant Wipes. Band Aids, Tissues Fourth Grade Backpack (no wheels), Crayons, Cap Eraser, Index Cards, Scissors, 8 Black Dry Erase Markers, 2 spiral Composition Notebooks (wide rule), Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule, lots), Pencil Sharpener hand held, 2 large Poster Boards (not science fair), #2 Pencils, Colored Pencils, 2 packs Highlighters, Glue Sticks, Pencil Bag (not box), Optional: Flash Drive for computer projects, Disinfectant Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Band Aids, Tissues Fifth Grade Backpack (No Wheels), Colored Pencils, Pencil Bag (Not Box), 1-1/2 Continued to page 5


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five Paid by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Republican for County Commission Dist. 2 Compare the Qualifications Compare the Experience Stay with D. Ray Your vote for D. Ray Harrison, Jr. on August 26, 2014 will be greatly appreciated. Your friend, D Ray NOTICE FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES: Effective September 1, 2014, vehicle registration fees will be reduced. Customers who renew prior to September 1st, must pay the current fee under the old schedule. September renewals received from customers by mail will be held until September 1st for processing. For renewals completed prior to September 1, 2014, please visit or your local tax collector office for the correct fees. Beginning September 1st, the new fees will affect only the following: Motorcycle $24.60 Moped $19.60 Antique Motorcycle $27.10 Antique Automobile $21.10 Auto less than 2,500 lbs. $28.10 Auto 2,500 3,499 lbs. $36.10 Auto 3,500 or more lbs. $46.10 Trucks less than 2,000 lbs. $28.10 Trucks 2,000 2,999 lbs. $36.10 Trucks 3,000 4,999 lbs. $46.10 Antique Truck less than 5,000 lbs. $21.10 If you have questions feel free to contact the Tax Collectors Office 352-463-3178 or 1-800-240-3207 Barbara Merritt C.F.C. Tax Collector Gilchrist County MEET and GREET Thursday, Aug. 7 6 p.m. Trenton Train Depot Monday, Aug. 11 6 p.m. Bell Community Center All Republican Candidates Invited Sponsored by the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee Suwannee Bell Residence is a licensed private home for seniors overlooking the Suwannee River. For seniors who need safety and care of 24/7 assistance, this housing option is DIFFERENT than all the rest. It is our mission to ensure the best possible health & well-being for residents wholistically while striving to maintain dignity, privacy and independence. Full RV hookup sites and private boat docks open to family members. Call 352-535-7681 or visit AFCH Lic#6906697. 2014-2015 School Supply List Continued from page 4 Submitted On Wednesday, July 23, the July Birthday Party at Ayers Health & Rehab was hosted by Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Lost and Found formerly the Philman Family Band played sing along hymns, patriotic music, and of course Happy Birthday to the residents who celebrated. Cake and punch was served by the ladies, and a good time was had by all. Ayers Health and Rehab celebrates July birthdays inch Notebook, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (wide rule, lots), #2 Pencils with Erasers (lots), 2 Spiral Composition Notebooks (wide rule), 1 small hand held pencil sharpener, Erasable Pens (blue or black), Crayons, Dry Erase Markers, Scissors, Ruler, Optional: Flash Drive for computer projects, White Out (not liquid), Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes Bell Middle School Sixth Grade (4) 1-3 Ring Binders, 5 packs Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, 1 Box Blue or Black Ink Pens, 1 Box #2 Pencils, 1 inexpensive pair of ear buds/ earphones for use with classroom computers, Tab Dividers (16 dividers total), 4 Spiral Notebooks, 1 Box of Highlighters, 1 Box of Colored Pencils, 1 Pencil Pouch Seventh Grade Loose Leaf Paper, Pencils, Highlighters, Folder, Calculator (not to convert numbers to negatives), Pens (blue/black), Pencil sharpener, Divider Tabs (5 for science, 4 for math), 3 Ring Binder for math/ science/civics, Please feel free to purchase one 3 ring binder to combine classes. Dividers can be used to separate classes. Eighth Grade Pencils, Highlighters, (5) 3 Ring Binders with Dividers (1 at size 2), 2 Plastic Folders (3 pronged pocket folders), 2 Plastic Folders (3 pronged pocket folders), blue and black pens, 2-70 page spiral notebooks, basic calculator needs square root and +/subject Spiral Notebook (for math only), 1 Folder with pockets and prongs, Sticky Notes, Folder Trenton Middle School Sixth Grade Reading: #2 Pencils, Pens (blue or black), Colored Pencils, Pencil, Paper, Notebook, Small Pencil Sharpener, 1 box Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Optional: Markers, Dry Erase Markers, Flash Drive. Language Arts: Pencil, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, 2 Binder, Set of 5 Dividers, Highlighter, Blue/Black Pen. Science: Pencil, Spiral Notebook with pockets, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Blue of Black Pens, Small Pencil Sharpener, Highlighters, Scissors, Optional: Flash Drive Seventh Grade Language Arts: 1-3 Ring Binder 23, Paper (college or regular lined), 6-7 Dividers, Pencils, Pens (blue or black), White Out, Optional: Tissue/ Colored Markers. Math: #2 Pencils, Graph Paper, Notebook Paper, Basic Function Calculator, 3 Ring Binder. Social Studies: 1-3 Binder, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, 12 pack Colored Pencils, Ruler. Reading: Pencils, Composition Notebook, Highlighters, Loose Leaf Paper, 1 Binder, Sticky Notes, Note Cards. Science: 2 3 Ring Binder with Pockets, Notebook Paper, Ruler Dividers (5), #2 Pencils, Blue or Black Pens, Dry Erase Markers, 12 pack Colored Pencils, Crayons, 8 pk minimum Markers, 3x5 Index Cards, Highlighter, Sticky Notes, Optional: Flash Drive, Tissues, Hand Sanitizer Eighth Grade Science: 3 Ring Binder 1, 4 Dividers, Notebook Paper, Pencils, Blue or Black Pens, Markers, Colored Pencils or Crayons, Dry Erase Markers, Basic Calculator. Language Arts: Pencils, Notebook Paper, Pens, Notebook or Folder, Highlighter, White Out. Math: 3 Ring Binder, Dividers, Paper, Pencils, Erasers, Highlighters, Graph Paper. Bell High School No school supply list was available at press time. Trenton High School Math-Snider 3 Ring Binder (1-1.5), 1 pack of 5 Dividers, Pencils, Notebook Paper, Ruler, Protractor (Geometry), Compass (Geometry) Math-Manders 1 3 Ring Binder, 5 Dividers, Notebook Paper, Pencils Math-VunCannon 3 Ring Binder (at least 1 width), 4 Dividers, Notebook Paper, Pencils with Erasers, Graph Paper, Ruler, Calculator (basic 4 function for and up) English-Wilson 1 3 Ring Binder, 1 Spiral Notebook (100+ pages with 3 ring holes), Notebook Paper (lots), Pencils with Erasers English-Manders 1 3 Ring Binder, 5 Dividers, Notebook Paper, Blue or Black Pens Reading-Smith 1 3 Ring Binder, Dividers, Highlighters, Post It Notes, Notebook Paper, Pens, Pencils, 3x5 Lined Index Cards Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Fox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an inten sive, eight-week program that in cluded training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic train ing earn four credits toward an as sociate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Fox graduated from basic training Airman Fox is the son of Christo pher and Merian Fox of Branford. He is a 2014 graduate of Bell High School, Bell. Congratulations Airman Fox, you make Gilchrist County proud! Check us out online! Visit Pictured seated in front: Nellie Lewis and Nancy Padgett. Middle Row: Dorothy Roberts, Marge Wood, Barbara Baber, Tressie Cannon, Alene Philman, Audrey Thomas, and Rosalee Carmichael. Norm Conti is in the back.


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six GILCHRIST AUTO PARTS and SERVICE 463-0705 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, 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. "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 WORRIED ABOUT FINAL EXPENSES? Call Toll-Free 1-800-942-2003 National Guardian Life Insurance Co. Dick Colado Field Agent We offer coverage with GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE Rate NEVER increases as you get older Benefit Never Decreases Ages 40-80 Issued July 28, 2014 Notice To: Scotty J. Davidson 10930 SE 25th Ave, Trenton, Florida 32693 Danielle E. Davis 6400 SE 50th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Randy Louie Nemeth 9020 N US HWY 129, Branford, Florida 32208 You are potentially ineligible to register to vote. After this published date, you will have 30 days to respond, to determine your eligibility by the Supervisor. This could result in the removal of your name from the statewide voter registration system. 98.075(7), F.S. If further assistance is needed, please contact the Supervisor at 352-463-3194 or 1-800-471-8083. Supervisor of Elections Connie D. Sanchez Submitted Once a year, the Capital City Bank Group (CCBG) Foundation donates funds to charitable organizations in the communities it serves. During the 2014 grant cycle, the CCBG Foundation reinvested $17,000 into the Suwannee Valley communities by way of grants awarded to organizations like College of Central Florida Foundation, Dixie Education Foundation, Inc., ForVets, Inc., Grace Ministry of Florida, Inc., Levy County Schools Foundation, Suwannee Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc., the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County, Inc., Tri County Outreach and Unity Family Community Center, Inc. The grants provided by the CCBG Foundation help these organizations missions and enhance the lives of thousands of local citizens. We are grateful to be in a position to help organizations make an impact in our communities, said Clif Bradley, Capital City Bank president of the Suwannee Valley area. Community involvement has always been a hallmark of Capital City Bank and by donating valuable funds to worthwhile organizations such as these, the Capital City Bank Group Foundation can help build stronger communities. CCBG gives $17,000 in charitable grants Chris Knife of College of Central Florida Foundation accepts a CCBG Foundation grant from Capital City Bank Community Banker Stew art Wasson. Capital City Bank Community Banker Kurt Richardson and Capi tal City Bank Market Leader Shelly Irvin present a CCBG Founda tion grant to Nina Craven and Carol McKinney of Grace Ministry of Florida, Inc Connie Brown of Tri County Outreach accepts a CCBG Foundation grant from Capital City Bank Market Leader Becky Magwood. Willie Battles of Unity Family Community Center, Inc. accepts a CCBG Foundation Grant. Changes made to 2014 Farm Bill On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have servation and Wetland Conservation Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conserva tion compliance with eligibility for premium support paid under the fed eral crop insurance program. Its important that farmers and ranchers taking the right steps to conserve valuable farm and natural sack. This will ensure they remain eligible for crop insurance support. For farmers to be eligible for pre mium support on their federal crop insurance, a completed and signed the FSA. Since many FSA and Natu ral Resource Conservation (NRCS) programs have this requirement, most producers should already have June 1, 2015. When a farmer completes the ADline any additional actions that may be required for compliance with the provisions The Risk Management Agency, through the Federal Crop In surance Corporation (FCIC), manag es the federal crop insurance program that provides the modern farm safety net for American farmers and ranch ers. Since enactment of the 1985 Farm Bill, eligibility for most commodity, disaster, and conservation programs has been linked to compliance with the highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation provisions. The 2014 Farm Bill continues the re quirement that producers adhere to conservation compliance guidelines to be eligible for most programs ad ministered by FSA and NRCS. This includes the new price and revenue protection programs, the Conserva tion Reserve Program, the Livestock Disaster Assistance programs and Marketing Assistance Loans imple mented by FSA. It also includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Conservation Steward ship Program, and other conservation programs. FSA recently released a revised USDA Service Centers and online at: USDA will pub lish a rule later this year that will pro vide details outlining the connection of conservation compliance with crop insurance premium support. Produc ers can also contact their local USDA Service Center for information. A listing of service center locations is available at portal/nrcs/main/national/contact/lo cal/. Tuesdays announcement was made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill builds on historic eco nomic gains in rural America over meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made sig provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding criti cal research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partner ships; to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more informa tion, visit: ill. Happy Birthday wishes to Da phine Jenkins, Sylita Davis, Danny Busby, Gary Ford, Madisson Blue Jones, Barbara Hendrickson, Tim Cannon on July 31st; Amanda Brock, Clifton Bryant, Jennifer Ward Jones and Jason Ward on Aug. 1st; Beth Ellis, Raymond Avery, Janie Da vis, Andrew Nguyen, Charles Ferris and Becca Smith on Aug. 2nd; Carl Johnson, Rebecca Douglas, Jennifer Manders, Johnny Parrish, Dawn Wig gins, Megan Jones, Mildred Beach, Cason Rose and Thea Stalvey on Aug. 3rd; Ray Sanders, Jack Cook, Chelsea Lee, Charles Langford, Lay cee Stalvey and Tasia Brown on Aug. 4th; Brooke Ridgeway, Brad Brown, Nicholas Langford, Kristen Smith, Patsy Turner and Mitchell Owens on Aug. 5th; Leslie Sapp, Grace Thomp son, Mike Lord, Kathleen Robinson Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McElroy on Aug. 3rd; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Downing and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crits on Aug. 5th; Mr. and Mrs. Brainard Richard son, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith and Socials Marriage Applications Gilchrist County Marc Lee Grand, 23, and Christy Maxine Gravitt, 21, both of New berry. Kevin Eugene Curtis, 34, and Ali cia Rose Torres, 28, both of Trenton. James Roscoe Thomas, 49, and Kimberly Ann Rolling, 49, both of Trenton. Claude Richard Bowman, III, 41, and Carrie Anne Divine, 29, both of


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven & Gift Shop NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETS The following committee members met on July 28, 2014 to select nominees to represent Districts 1, 5 and 9. Mark Bishop V.C. Cannon Jeff Hayes Jim Palladino Mary Rain Clinton Rogers Shari Sharp Those nominated to represent their respective districts on the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative. Inc. were: Thelma McCain District 1 Donald Lane District 5 Barbara Townsend District 9 The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 10:00 a.m. CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Need insurance and dont know where to start? Get Real life insurance. BEN LARRY 352-463-2298 305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693 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 Jonathan Eli Powers, 34, and DAuna Joy Poulos, 26, both of Tren ton, were married July 21, 2014, by Pastor Bobby Lindsey. Curtis Dale Stacey, 49, of Bronson, and Anne Marie Scippo, 42, of Clew iston, were married July 24, 2014, by Charlene James, minister. Marriages 21st CCLC program at Trenton High School would like to send a big thank you to our guest speakers this summer. We appreciate everything that you do for our community: Christopher DeCubellis, 4H; Brent Owens, GCSO; Justin Allen, FWC; Houston Mckenzie, GRU; Gilchrist Co. Health Department; and Chase Darling, Trenton FFA. Speakers visit 21st CCLC program Levi L. Dzielak and Landra S. Tay lor to Robert Edward Schroeder, Jr., corrective quit claim deed, $10.00, 06-09-16-0000-0006-0000. Ernest Rudolph Miller and Bever ly Ann Miller to Adam Mark Miller, Eric Grant Miller, Ernest Rudolph Miller, Erin Kathryn Okeefe, Lynn Marie Okeefe and Sean Michael Okeefe, warranty deed, $10.00, 0408-16-0071-0001-0080. Robert Edward Schroeder Estate a/k/a Robert E. Schroeder Estate and Natalie Lorraine Dingledine to Rob ert Edward Schroeder, Jr., correc tive personal representatives deed, $10.00; 06-09-16-0000-0006-0000. Drummond Community Bank to Johnson and Son Land Development, Inc., warranty deed, $475,000.00, 01-10-16-0000-0005-0010. Evelyn F. Marrone Irrevocable Trust, Michael D. Massey Trustee to Kevin S. Hooper and Kammy K. Hooper, warranty deed, $65,500.00, 071015-00510000-0500. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Rosanna Flecker, warranty deed, $45,000.00, 161015-004800020040. Eleanor F. Duncan to Eleanor F. Duncan and Suzanne M. Harmeier, warranty deed, $10.00, 02-09-16000-0004-0000. Suzanne M. Harmeier to Robert Harmeier and Suzanne M. Harmeier, warranty deed, $10.00, 02-09-16000-0004-0000. John T. Keyton and Linda Roland f/k/a Linda R. Keyton to Itzhak Vais berg, warranty deed, $55,000.00, Lot 8 Ridgeview. Theresa M. Bender Chapter 7 Trustee and Stephen Malcolm Bivins Bankruptcy Estate to Capital City Bank, warranty deed, $117,900.00, Lot 124 Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1. James Henry Kemstra to Michael Calkin, warranty deed, $25,000.00, 330814-19330000-0070. Richard H. Brooker, Jr. to Rich ard H. Brooker, Jr. Trust, Richard H. Brooker, Jr. Trustee, corrective quit claim deed, $0.00, 25-09-16-00660000-0050. Joel K. Kulcsar and Nancy John son to Joel K. Kulcsar and Nancy C. Johnson, warranty deed, $10.00, 1110-15-0237-0000-0040. Paul R. Hallock to Susan A. Kisielewski, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 12 Block C Suwannee River Highlands 2nd Addition, 16-08-140162-0000-0120. Paul R. Hallock to Susan A. Kisielewski, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lots 5 and 6 Suwannee River High lands 3rd Addition, 16-08-14-01630000-0050. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company National and BCMSC Se curitization Trust to Cora Godinez, warranty deed, $65,400.00, Lot 25 The Lakes. Santa Fe River Estates, Inc. to Joseph K. Silvernail, Jr., quit claim deed, $10.00, 33-06-15-0219-000000A2. Susan Bailey, Donald E. Mc Gregor, Jr., Irma Jean McCaskey a/k/ a Irma J. McCaskey McGregor, Ste ven McCaskey, Perkins State Bank and Drummond Community Bank to Drummond Community Bank, CA-000068 Tract 4 Bradland Unre corded. Gilchrist County Land Transactions Portia loaned us her gunne sax dress that she made in the 1960s. Fashion has changed over the years. Thanks for sharing with us, Por tia. This is one of the quilt tops on the porch on Monday. Its a string quilt that could become a crazy quilt with a lot of embroidery work. Its made of multiple fabrics and could easily be a crazy quilt. Log Cabin Quilters The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, July 24, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, at 11050 NW 10th Avenue, quilt in the frame and will work on the green cross stitch quilt top that Several patterns for chemo caps and bandanas were brought in for the ladies to see how they are made. Chemo caps are made by several groups in the area, unfortunately there is a need for more. These caps would be for the Cancer Center behind North Florida Hospital. Childrens caps would go to the Childrens Hos pital at Shands. Wednesday, the Levy 4-H Sewing Camp came for the afternoon. We en joy having them out each year. The young ladies explored the Museum. Greg and the boys were out and did a great job on the yard. Thanks Lancaster. Saturday, more material and quilt tops were donated. Thanks so much for your support. Come out to visit or call us at (352) 493-2801. The rocking chairs are waiting. Springhouse Quilters have been busy this month. On August 8, the day group held their monthly busi ness meeting with 35 members in at tendance. Kathy Beaulieu, president, led the meeting. There were lots of hints and ideas to share at this meet ing, including show and tell and the patriotic quilt block give-away. Dur ing the day meeting, Kathy Beaulieu the blocks and during the night meet ing Kim Hart won the other 12 blocks. It will be interesting to see what these ladies make from these beautiful red, white and blue blocks. On August 22, 14 ladies joined with Jenny Whitener to make a quilted tote bags and were thankful to Jenny for helping them make the bags. The nite group has held their meetings each Tuesday night. They have also had exciting things to make with the most interesting being learn ing how to make an applique chicken block. Eight ladies joined in this activity while others were working on the beginnings of a block-of-themonth applique quilt. The community project for this year is a blanket for use by nursing home residents or children needing a cozy, cuddly warmer. These will be donated later in the year to different organizations. A special thanks to Lancaster Cor rectional for helping to keep our yard clean and mowed. For additional information on Springhouse Quilters, please call or contact Kathy Beaulieu, (352) 4862223 or Lois Scott, (352) 463 2207. News from Springhouse Quilters Submitted The First Baptist Church, 511 N. Christ on August 2 and 3, 2014. There p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, ice cream and boiled peanuts so and other games and activities for the children. A cookbook entitled Years of recipes from church members, past at both events. These are recipes for The price of the cookbook is $15.00 the expenses of the celebration. On Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. there praise and recognition of 100 years, including former pastors Thomas (352) 493-1481. busy 2014-15 planned. cation coordinator, upcoming events open to students kindergarten to 12th grade, and the public speaking con 12. For more information, call (352)


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight 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 North Florida Livestock Report "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 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 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 July 21, 2014 Lekelcy Roberts Miller, 38, of Lake City, was arrested by Deputy Simpson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs $507.25 bond. Arnold James Pope, 62, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Kitlen, for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Kidnap False Imprisonment of Adult, Burglary of Dwelling, Structure or Conveyance Armed, Obstructing Justice Harassing in 3rd Degree Felony Proceeding, $330,000.00 bond. July 23, 2014 Lamont Leo Rochelle, 35, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Kitlen, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Violation Injunction Protection Domestic Violence, $50,000.00 bond. by Deputy Tucker, Gilchrist County Strike, ROR. Deborah Kay Venable, 56, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Gilchrist County Property, Criminal Mischief over $200 under $1,000, ROR. July 24, 2014 Richard Lee Brenner, 30, of High Springs, was arrested by Sergeant Marijuana Not More Than 20 Grams, $1,000.00 bond. Keith Tavares Brown, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, was arrested by Lieutenant Brown, Gilchrist County Batter on Person Uses a Deadly Explosive on Grounds, $150,000.00 bond. Tyler Austin Gray, 21, of High Springs, was arrested by Deputy Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Injunction Protection Domestic Violence, Battery Touch or Strike, $65,000.00 bond. Brandi Marie Thomas, 23, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Jefferson E. Davis, Gilchrist County Strike, $15,000.00 bond. July 25, 2014 Amy D. Lyons, 29, of Coral Springs, was arrested by Deputy Simpson, Failure to Appear, $2,500.00 bond. July 26, 2014 Nicholas Jay Belair, 20, of Tampa, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, $10,000.00 bond. Summer Brook Grace, 30, of Orange Park, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Possession Not More Than 20 Grams, Drug Equipment Possession and or Use, $4,000.00 bond. Hannah Kathleen Lamot, 26, of Orange Park, was arrested by Deputy Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs July 27, 2014 Curtis (NMN) Cybenko, Sr., 44, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Not More Than 20 Grams, Drug Equipment Possession and or Use, $2,000.00 bond. Compared to last week, slaughter cattle and yearlings were still in high demand on July 23, 2014. Murry Tillis topped the slaughter bull market this week with $129.00 bought by Central Beef. J & S Farms and Don Cooper sold the top slaugh ter cows this week at $112.00 bought by Brown Packing. E. K. Richardson and Jeff Starnes sold the highest price replacement cows at $200.00 bought Diamond D Cattle. Linda Parrish topped the replacement bull market with $190.00 bought by 4M Cattle. Mac Johnson sold the high price pair this week at $1,950.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle and the high price yearling went to R. H. Holder at $440.00 sold by Justin Boyette. 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, 160.00, 410.00, 325.25 200-249, 205.00, 405.00, 313.04 250-299, 200.00, 380.00, 288.41 300-349, 170.00, 335.00, 250.61 350-399, 160.00, 290.00, 234.49 400-449, 198.00, 248.00, 227.48 450-499, 164.00, 310.00, 205.13 500-549, 160.00, 212.00, 195.26 550-599, 170.00, 200.00, 188.00 600-649, 188.00, 210.00, 198.80 650-699, 170.00, 187.50, 177.83 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 200.00, 370.00, 308.00 200-249, 170.00, 345.00, 276.36 250-299, 200.00, 270.00, 240.39 300-349, 200.00, 332.50, 235.57 350-399, 165.00, 267.50, 215.81 400-449, 160.00, 246.00, 210.41 450-499, 168.00, 220.00, 209.87 500-549, 175.00, 214.00, 203.43 550-599, 160.00, 194.00, 177.50 600-649, 160.00, 183.00, 175.33 COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 70.00, 162.00, 102.33 800-1000, 70.00, 200.00, 107.29 1000-1200, 72.00, 172.00, 106.84 1200-1400, 70.00, 200.00, 111.40 1400-1600, 85.00, 140.00, 103.70 1600-1800, 85.00, 100.00, 95.40 1800-2000, 90.00, 97.00. 93.50 BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000,115.00, 118.00, 117.00 1000-1200, 95.00, 148.00, 119.43 1200-1400,114.00, 118.00, 115.33 1400-1600,110.00, 121.00, 115.83 1600-1800,114.00, 129.00, 121.63 1800-2000,114.00, 123.00, 119.75 PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 675.00, 1,950.00, 1,340.00 TOTAL: 790 The Florida Department of Health in Levy County (DOHLevy) emphasizes the importance of protection against mosquito-borne of four horses within Levy County that recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE). A total of four horse cases County this calendar year. EEE is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that can also infect mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. The virus can be transmitted from birds to humans by mosquitoes. The virus causes severe illness in humans and horses. There is a vaccination available to protect horses against EEE. Only one of the horses had received EEEV vaccinations. Symptoms of EEE in humans may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. Physicians should contact the local county health department if they suspect an individual may have a mosquito-borne illness. DOH-Levy continues surveillance and prevention efforts and encourages everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure to mosquitoes by following the Departments recommendations. DOH-Levy is also recommending horse and livestock owners contact their veterinarian about vaccinations against mosquitoborne diseases. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember Drain and Cover: DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER skin with clothing or repellent and long pants and longsleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Repellent Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET(N, N-Diethyl-m-toluamide), picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Tips on Repellent Use Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other EPA-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old. Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent then transfer it to the childs skin and clothing. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturers directions. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito virus infections, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria, and Dengue. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the web site www.myfwc. com/bird/. For more information, visit the Departments website at conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases or call your local county health department. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit Levy County issues mosquito-borne illness advisory SRWMD says Suwannee River has bounced back from prolonged drought Submitted Thanks to above-average rainfall earlier this year and ongoing conservation efforts by the Department of Environmental Protection, springs on Floridas historic Suwannee River are bouncing back from prolonged droughts that In fact, one 50 mile portion of the river is now receiving more than three times as much groundwater from springs as was recorded during the height of the 2012 drought when record-low groundwater levels and to-back droughts starting in 2006. reported by the Suwannee River the Suwannee as well as many of the springs that feed the river. Seeing springs on the Suwannee is inspiring, said DEP Secretary by Dr. Ann Shortelle and her team at the Suwannee River Management District to identify the most effective solutions to preserve and protect our precious water resources for years to come. I also want to thank local government, environmental stakeholders and the great staff at The district reports that a 50 mile stretch from the Suwannee River State Park to the city of Branford is now seeing a contribution of 1,500 million more gallons per day from via springs compared to 2012. That groundwater comes from many of the nearly 300 springs that feed the river daily. doubling between Suwannee River State Park and Branford, said Megan engineer with the Suwannee River from all the springs along the river. at most of the popular ones, and its been great seeing all the people enjoying these beautiful resources. rainfall the past two years has contributed to the increased water Management District has been recording groundwater levels near the Suwannee for the past 30 years. The latest hydroconditions report shows overall groundwater levels rank near the 90th percentile since the monthly measurements began. In other words, only 10 percent of the measurements in the past 30 years have been higher than this latest report. The monitoring tells us that the springs conditions are at least back to where we were in 2005 after two hurricanes in 2004 followed by a wet Help with Medicare costs is available in Trenton 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? caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at (800) 262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us at: Noon Trenton Public Library to 3:30 p.m. Cross City Public Library Camp Safe Haven: Empowerment, Encouragement and Enlightenment Submitted Haven Hospice is offering a free, grief-support experience for fami lies through the Camp Safe Haven program. The experience will help families understand their feelings of loss and give them an opportunity to heal. Camp Safe Haven Family Camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Otter Springs Park 80th Avenue in Trenton. The purpose of Camp Safe Haven is to provide families with the tools and support needed to understand and manage their emotional health, said ment counselor at the camp who has served families in the Gainesville area for nearly 20 years and been a social worker for Haven Hospice enlighten, and empower campers while offering them a chance to have a little fun too. For more information or to sign up for the camps, call Vonceil Levine or Marissa McGehe at 800-HOSPICE (467-7423) or visit www.havenhos


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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Ten Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-CA-24 DAVID E. ROBERTS AND WANDA L. ROBERTS, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. BRENDA A CONRAD a/k/a BRENDA A. BLANK and DEWEY YOPP, if alive and if dead, their respective, unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them individually, and AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES OF HOLLYWOOD, FLA., INC., and ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY OF FLORIDA, INC., its heirs, administrators, assigns, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against it, Defendants. ___________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES OF HOLLYWOOD, FLA. INC 1201 HAYES ST, SUITE 105 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES OF FLORIDA, INC. 1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND RD. PLANTATION, FL 33324 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Reform Legal Description as the following described lands: W 5.01 AC OF S 10.01 AC OF TRACT 7 POSTELL EST UNREC SUBD DESC IN METES & BDS 143/364 145/433 147/84 & 120 154/392 161/689 220/272 281/360 281/397 TAX PARCEL #: 16-08-14-01880000-0071 RONALD W. STEVENS Complaint. WITNESS (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact ADA (352) 337-6237, (Voice & TDD*711) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 21-2014-CP-17 IN RE: ESTATE OF PEGGY MARIE OWENS SAPP, Deceased, ___________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PEGGY MARIE OWENS SAPP, de ceased, whose date of death was March The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands NOTICE. Personal Representative: LARRY D. COLSON _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2013-CA-96 GILCHRIST COUNTY Petitioner, and JAMES CANNON Respondent. ________________________________/ September 2, 2014 at 11:15 for this hearing. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2013-CA-99 GILCHRIST COUNTY Petitioner, and CHARLES GRIGGS II, Respondent. ________________________________/ September 2, 2014 at 11:15 for this hearing. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2012-CA-141 CLIFFORD F. HURLEY, STEPHEN M. HURLEY, AND CHRISTOPHER B. HURLEY, Plaintiffs, vs. HURLEY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation, ESTATE OF THOMAS F. HURLEY, UNKNOWN HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NO. 479, and M. C. BRUCE, Tax Collector for Gilchrist County, as holder of tax levy. Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN and entered in Case No. 21-2012-CA-141 STEPHEN M. HURLEY, AND Plaintiffs and HURLEY ENTERPRISES, set forth hereinafter, on September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Location of sale: 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, at the south doors of the Courthouse, described as follows: Commence along the North line of said Section ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN (COURT SEAL) who needs accommodation in order to of certain assistance. Please contact the ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013CP000010 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES SMITH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Smith, deceased, whose date of death Division, the address of which is 112 of the personal representative and the forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de TICE. Personal Representative: ________________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Town Bud get Workshop on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ida 32619. The following is a proposed agenda: Call to Order Adoption of Agenda sonable accommodations to participate in the proceedings is made which record in which the appeal is based. Dan Cavanah, Town Manager ______________ INVITATION TO BID NOTICE OF RFP FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SOFTWARE SYSTEM TO INCLUDE; CAD (C omputer Aided Dispatch), RMS (Report Management System), JMS (Jail Management System), and Mobile The Public Safe ty Software System, RFP, August 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (local time). Late pro posals will not be accepted and will not be considered for recommendation. ______________ EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Plaintiff, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale awarded on in Civil THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Todd Newton will sell to the highest bidder for cash in to wit: CAMPSITE NO. SIX (6) OF UNIT ONE (1) OF WACCASASSA CAMPSITES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37 THROUGH 39, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1984 REDMOND MOBILE HOME; VIN#S FL14600918A, AND FL 14600918B ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN Todd Newton (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) _____________ EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND Case No.21-2012-CA-000163 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff AL Defendants __________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE entered in Case No. 21-2012-000163 Eighth Gilchrist Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff and AMANDA FAITH FOUTS; best bidder for cash at In the front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693 at 11:00 a.m. January 13, 2014 : LOT 6, BLOCK A, MRS. NANNIE HOLMES ADDITION TO TRENTON, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF FILED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 118 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN ADDITIONAL 10 FEET LYING CONTINGUOUS TO AND EAST OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. 309 NE 6TH Ave, Trenton, FL 32693 A person claiming an interest in the after the sale. SEAL /s/ If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at __________________ CASE NO.: 2013-CA-00063 Plaintiff, vs. Defendants. __________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in Case No. 2013-CA-00063, of the is the Plaintiff, and JUSTIN ARTHUR highest and best bidder for cash at the, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 112 S. COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, N 00 W, 356.91 FEET ; THENCE RUN N 87 E. 78.28 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 47; THENCE CONTINUE N 87 E, 654.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 87 E, 143.60 FEET; THENCE RUN N 07 W. 305.18 FEET; THENCE RUN S 87 W. 143.60 FEET; THENCE RUN S 07 E. 305.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE MORE OR LESS, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, N 00 W, 356.91 FEET; THENCE RUN N 87 E 78.28 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 47, THENCE CONTINUE N 87 E, 654.01 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE N 87 E. 143.60 FEET; THENCE RUN N 07 W. 74.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN N 82 E. 4.00 FEET; THEN RUN N. 07 W. 18.07 FEET; THENCE RUN S 82 W. 4.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S. 07 W. 18.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 72 SQUARE FEET MORE OR LESS, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESSEGRESS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, N 87 E, 79.69 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 47 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE N 87 E. 810.15 FEET; THENCE RUN N 001 W. 240.02 FEET; THENCE RUN S 87 W, 113.30 FEET; THENCE RUN N 07 W. 116.17 FEET; THENCE RUN S 87 W. 30.09 FEET; THENCE RUN S 07 E. 146.30 FEET; THENCE RUN N 87 E. 110.08 FEET; THENCE RUN S 001 E. 179.98 FEET; THENCE RUN S 87 W. 780.13 FEET TO THE AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 47, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, S. 001 E. 30.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN HOMES OF MERIT, FOREST MANOR, 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME. SERIAL NO: FLHML3F171029124A&B, 76 X 80. 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 PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@ Todd Newton (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) __________________ NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the on MONDAY, August 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. following is a proposed agenda AGENDA 1. Call to Order (2:00 p.m.) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 10. Commissioners Reports ing reasonable accommodations to par matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed appeal is to be based. COMMISSIONERS. GILCHRIST COUNTY, D. RAY HARRISON, JR. CHAIRMAN ATTEST: ______________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Gilchrist will hold a BUDGET WORKSHOP on Monday August 4, 2014, at 9:00 a.m ., lowing is a proposed agenda: The purpose of this work shop is to dis cuss the proposed FY 14/15 budgets. sonable accommodations to participate in PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person ter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and to be based. COMMISSIONERS D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2014-CP-36 IN RE: ESTATE OF CONNIE LEE HOOTMAN, Deceased. _____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CONNIE LEE HOOTMAN deceased, whose date of death was December 24, The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands NOTICE. Personal Representative: ________________ Gilchrist County Journal Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 FAX (352) 463-7393 Advertising Printing Fax Service Signs Vinyl Letters


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I am asking for your support in re-electing me as your District 1 School Board member in the upcoming election. Early voting begins on August 16th, and the Primary Election will take place on August 26th. As a certified school board member, I am aware of how important it is for the officials representing Gilchrist County to advocate for the needs of its citizens. I am your voice! Therefore, it is my goal to be available to you, approachable, and willing to listen. Your concerns are my concerns. What is important to you is important to me. I work for you, and I want to continue working for you. I appreciate and truly value the responsibility that you have entrusted to me in the past. I ask that you entrust me with that responsibility again. I want to earn your vote! If undecided, please feel comfortable in calling me with any questions, concerns, or input. Thank you in advance. Very sincerely, Cloud Haley School Board Member, District 1 (352) 215-2077 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cloud Haley for School Board election in November. Feel free to contact me to discus these or any other issues at the fol lowing: Telephone: (352) 463-7282 Cell phone: (352) 359-2081 Email: Facebook: John Yencho for County Commissioner Twitter: @jayencho Thank you, John Yencho Yencho Continued from page 1 Kristen Shorts winning recipe! Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell As summer winds down, Allie Claire and I have been busy crossing items off her summer bucket list. Weve made homemade pizza, visited Hart Springs, and most recently we set up a lemonade stand in front of For months, my soon-to-bekindergartener has wanted to have a lemonade stand. I knew it was inevitable when she started bringing me pictures she had drawn with a color crayon of lemonade stands decorated to look like the one she planned to have. talked about her lemonade stand, I realized pretty quickly that Allie didnt care a thing about the money. She just wanted to serve cookies and lemonade to people. Being that mom whos always looking for a teachable moment, I talked to Allie Claire about how nice it would be if she donated the money she raised at her lemonade stand to a good cause. Adam and I were happy to hear that she was more than willing to do so. As kindergarten draws near, Allie Claires excitement grows daily. She was thrilled when stores started putting out school supplies earlier this month, so the Journals annual Back to School Supply Drive seemed the obvious cause. Like her momma, Allie Claire loves the smell of fresh color crayons and adores picking out school supplies, so she was excited over the prospect of taking the money she raised at her lemonade stand and using it to buy supplies for local boys and girls who need them, but cant afford them. Last week, my husband built Allie Claire a lemonade stand out of an old pallet, and on Thursday Allie and I passed out cards at the court house and a few local businesses, advertising her lemonade stand for the following day. MeMe squeezed lemons and made our lemonade and Chris at the Journal mixed us up some pink lemonade. I made chocolate chip cookies. Aunt Lyndsay baked chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and sugar cookies. And our sweet friend, cherry almond and Kool Aid bars to the cause. I love living in a small town, because anytime you do something like this people really jump in and support you. Its beyond humbling to know how loved you are, and to see it over and over again. I pray my children feel that same love and sense of community growing up in my hometown. I think Allie Claire it melted my heart. (Oh wait, maybe that was just the July heat! Just kidding.) I was so proud of my daughter for braving the hot, humid weather. She sat out in the full sun in front of the Journal for almost two hours. There, she served a hundred glasses of lemonade and some delicious homemade goodies. When we closed up shop and counted the money, Allie Claire had raised $400! I couldnt believe it. I knew a lot of people had come by, from county employees and politicians to babies, and yes, even the FedEx man, who said in all his years of driving a truck he had never seen an actual lemonade stand. On Sunday afternoon we went shopping for all the school supplies, and you would have thought it was Allies birthday. She was so meticulous in picking out pencils, paper, backpacks and the like. She counted every single box of crayons that went in our buggy. I would just like to say thank you to everyone who stopped by Allies lemonade stand last week. Not only did you make my daughters lemonade stand dreams come true, but you also showed how much you care about the children in this community who attend Trenton and Bell schools and dont have the money to buy school supplies. God bless you! Assistant Football Coach Mike Sauls name was accidentally left out of a caption for the state championship sign entering Trenton, by the Gilchrist County Journal in the July 24 edition. Coach Sauls is a key link in the Tigers staff as he coaches the offensive and defensive fronts. The Journal staff apologizes to Coach Sauls and the Trenton Tigers. Correction