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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 12 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, August 14, 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 August 14, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Bell High School Grades 6-8 at 6 p.m. Grades 9-12 at 7 p.m. Trenton High School Grade 6 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. Grades 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY AUG. 15 Bell Elementary School Grades K-5 at 5:30 p.m. Trenton Elementary School Grades K-2 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 3-5 at 7 p.m. GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Bell High School Grades 6-8 at 6 p.m. Grades 9-12 at 7 p.m. Trenton High School Grade 6 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. Grades 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY AUG. 15 Bell Elementary School Grades K-5 at 5:30 p.m. Trenton Elementary School Grades K-2 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 3-5 at 7 p.m. By Carrie A. Mizell Redeemed. Thats how Josh Sullivan lives each day. A late 90s football star at Trenton High School, Sullivan became a drug addict and even served time in prison before he turned his life around and started listening to Gods voice. Drugs will rip your freakin life apart, Sullivan said. I got high for nine years, and Im not talking about smoking weed. In high school, Josh excelled in football, receiving All State Honors in 1997 and 1998 and leading his team to a district title his senior year with over 1200 rushing yards. After graduating from Trenton High School in 1999, Josh played football at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois for a year, before moving home. He transferred to Santa Fe Community College and began using drugs at the age of 19. Sullivan grew up attending First Baptist Church of Newberry and accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of 7. My relationship with God growing up was minimal, Sullivan said. I would pull Him out of my back pocket when I needed him. After returning to the area, Sullivan the rush of playing football with the rush drugs gave him. Former drug addict: Drugs will rip your freakin life apart I did drugs, I sold drugs, I lived for drugs, Sullivan said. During his second year at Santa Fe, Sullivan began selling cocaine. With lots of money in his pocket, Sullivan thought he could do whatever he wanted to do at his leisure. With all the drugs came violence, and the someone, just as he had done on the I saw my friend overdose and die in front of me, and it didnt stop me, Sullivan said. I just spiraled out of control. I did every drug you can think ofI did it all. Even after overdosing himself, Sullivan continued using and selling drugs. It wasnt until Sullivan found himself handcuffed to a bed in the emergency room, covered in blood, that he began to wake up. It was the worst day of his life, and he hadnt even gone to prison yet. I thought, What the h*** is wrong with me?! Sullivan said. It had to come to this for me to stop. If he had gone back out on the street the next day, Sullivan said he would have gone back to drugs. Instead, he went to rehab for several months followed by a stint in prison that lasted 20 months and 12 days. His charges were Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling. While in prison, Sullivan had a close encounter with God and came out focused and ready to dig out of the hole he had made of his life. After his release, Sullivan worked a job and started going up to the afternoons with his brother Toney to watch the Tigers practice. In 2012, Andrew Thomas, the Tigers head allowed Sullivan to start working See SULLIVAN, page 2 Josh Sullivan is shown in 2013 after the Trenton Tigers won the Class 1A state championship. James L. Herring David M. Brookins William J. Barnes By Carrie A. Mizell Paving crews will begin pouring asphalt on four streets in Bell beginning in September. Kushmer Street, Adams Street, Hough Street and Wesley Avenue will be paved, Dan Cavanaugh, Bell Town Manager, explained last week. Crews have already begun prepping the roadways. Streets in Sanders Heights subdivision have already been paved, Cavanaugh said. The roadwork is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the town received for $600,000. The roof of the pavilion in the park will also be replaced using CDBG fund s. Grant funds paving in Bell Kushmer Street in Bell is one of four streets to be paved in September. 3 arrested at meth house bust Deputy Scotty Douglas and Sgt. Stephen Stalvey, both of the Gilchirst three men last week at a meth house bust. James L. Herring, 49, of Trenton was charged with Unlawful Possession of Listed Chemicals, Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), Sale of Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Herring was also arrested on a Gilchrist County warrant for Failure to Appear-Possession of Cannabis Less Than 20 grams by Lt. Sheryl Brown. Judge Sheree Lancaster set Herrings bond at 312,500. At the same house, Sgt. Stephen Stalvey arrested David M. Brookins, 18, of Trenton, on charges of Possession of Cannabis Less Than 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Lancaster set Brookins bond at $5,000. William J. Barnes, 29, also of Trenton, was arrested on a charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $2,500. All three subjects were arrested at Herrings residence, after both deputies, along with Deputy Jeff Davis arrived to serve a Gilchrist County warrant. Education Foundation President Damon Leggett is shown with Directors of Emeritus Howell Lancaster, Susan Bryant and D. Ray Harrison, Jr. at Friday nights Scholarship Showdown. Scholarship Showdown raises over $10K Tiffany Turner, vice president of the Education Foundation, is shown with Friday nights big winner Mrs. Ann Ferguson. The Education Foundations 2nd Annual Scholarship Showdown raised just over $10,000 on Friday night. Ann Ferguson was the big grand prize winner of the night. She won $2,500. Other winners included Paul Redd, Christie McElroy, Matthew VunCannon, Larry Thompson and Denny George. All monies raised at the reverse drawing will go to fund scholarships for graduating seniors. Kids Hometown Festival is Saturday The Kids Hometown Festival will be held Saturday, August 16, at Scaffs Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, face painting, printing, a blood drive and lots more. Come on out and join us for some family fun! For more information, call Scaffs at (352) 463-6282. Sheriff warns drug dealers, Not in our county! Read the full story on page 2 Early voting begins Thursday Meet the Candidates, See page 5


Page Two THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 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, 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. Socials AARP Smart Driver Class AARP of Gilchrist County is holding a Smart Driver Safety Class for Seniors at the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 NE 11th Avenue, Trenton, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, maintaining independence. There are no tests. Please bring a sack lunch. provides for a 3 year auto insurance discount for seniors age 55 and over. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Please call Lynda at (352) 333-3036. If you missed our July meeting, you missed a good one. The Philman Family Band played, and we had a great time eating hamburgers and hotdogs provided by Ayers Health and Rehab. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2014. Meetings are held at Otter Springs campground and start at 10:30 a.m. Potluck is on the menu, and you never know what great dishes are going to arrive brought by our great member cooks. Our speaker will be Ray Robinson from World Eco Solutions. I believe he will be discussing ways to conserve energy. Dont forget your school supplies for the children. Also, please bring canned goods, eyeglasses and cell phones for the less fortunate. AARP will meet Aug. 19 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. Tide Tables For The Week of 8/14 to 8/20 for the mouth of the Suwannee River The Law Office of Theodore M. Burt, P.A. will be closed Monday, August 18, 2014 and reopen on Monday, August 25, 2014 1000s OF USED TIRES IN STOCK Any Size You Need, Theres A Good Chance We Have It! CALL 352-463-8448 Like us on Facebook TireWarehouse SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 with the team and he set a goal for himself to become a personal trainer. goal. Helping the guys did a lot for me, Sullivan explained. and 16 year old guys dont judge you for being a felon, they just see that you care about them. As the strength and conditioning football coach at Trenton for the last three years, Josh grew extremely close to the players who were the Class 1A state runner up in 2012 and the Class 1A state champions last year. Not only does he work with the players as a personal trainer would, Sullivan also maintains a presence mentor and role model. Now that he is living a drug free organization, Be Strong Foundation, to help those who have been through or are currently battling addictions, depression and violence. I was always ashamed of my story because of how terrible I was, Sullivan said. Now I hope my story will have a positive impact and change someones life. Today, Josh speaks at alternative youth centers, schools, to sports teams, and church groups. Its not about Josh Sullivan, he said. Im a tool for God. For nine years, Sullivan ran fast for drugs, but these days, hes running just that fast for God. My goal is to bring change to young people, Sullivan said. I want to piece back a community that I helped tear apart. I want this area to change for God. For more information on Josh visit Continued from page 1 Sullivan The John Hance OSteen Camp #770, Sons of Confederate Veterans monthly Camp meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Bell Community Center on Main Street in Bell. Our speaker will be Col. Bob Gasche from Gainesville. Col. Gasche will be speaking about his experience as a veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Second World War. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the War Between the States and local history. For further information, contact Camp Commander Clement Lindsey at (352) 472-0047 or Adjutant Archie Matthews (386) 462-3016. John Hance OSteen Camp to meet On Thursday, Aug. 14, Doug and Merrillee Jipson, owners of Rum 138 Kayak Rental, are providing free use of canoes and kayaks to anyone participating in the cleanup. This time well be cleaning downstream from Rum Island. Meet at Rum 138 at 9 a.m. A cookout will follow the cleanup. River Clean up ursday The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly pancake breakfast on August 16, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For a donation, we offer eggs, pancakes (plain, walnut or blueberry) sausage, juice and coffee or tea. Jeff will be making omelets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We welcome you and hope to see you there. We are located on CR 138, 2 and 1/2 miles east of US 129. North Gilchrist VFD pancake breakfast Congressman Ted Yoho will be hosting a town hall discussion in Gainesville to hear directly from the veterans he represents. The discussion will focus on veterans and veteran related issues. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The discussion will be held at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, located at 3000 NW 83rd Street in Gainesville. For more information, call (352) 505-0838. Attn: Veterans The Roberts family reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Bell Community Center. Lunch will be served at noon. Please bring your favorite dishes. Pa per goods will be provided. Bell High Schools Class of 1952 will hold its reunion on August 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Akins Restaurant in Bell. All classmates and teachers are in vited to attend. For more information, please call Marie Bunkley at (352) 231-1206. BHS Class of 1952 Roberts Family When I was running for sheriff, one of the biggest areas of concern that the citizens had was the drug problem that plagued our county. During that time, I promised to do all I could to protect our citizens from those selling/providing illegal narcotics; and the crimes that derive from that illegal activity Wherever illegal narcotics are sold, you have other crimes such as burglaries, theft, robberies, etc. My message to those individuals who choose to sell illegal narcotics and help poison our community is clear.....NOT IN OUR COUNTY! The citizens of Gilchrist County are tired of your illegal ways. In the past 18 months, the Gilchrist County strides in searching out, investigating and ultimately arresting numerous people for possession, and sale of illegal narcotics. We have arrested individuals for everything from manufacturing pills, to arresting store owners and individuals for selling synthetic marijuana. The proof is well documented in the arrest reports in the Gilchrist County Journal and other media outlets. This strict and aggressive enforcement will continue. I am not naive. I know some of you that are reading this letter are saying Ive been doing it for years and have never been caught. That is probably true, but as I have said before, you can sell drugs a hundred times, but I will do everything in my power to end your string of good luck. You have underestimated the resolve of the people and of law enforcement to battle this problem. For as long to you. In closing, I will give those of you selling illegal narcotics a couple of options. OPTION ONE: Immediately cease poisoning our community and become productive law abiding citizens. OPTION TWO: If you choose to continue your illegal activity...then move out of Gilchrist County. OPTION THREE: If you and you will be aggressively investigated in accordance with the law, and arrested. Sincerely, Sheriff Robert D. Schultz A message to any drug dealer in Gilchrist County Nathan William Fuller, 22, of Tren ton and Kelci Elizabeth Beach, 21, of Marriages Timothy Clayton Harris, 36, and Ashley Nicole Messina, 31, of Tren ton, were married August 1, 2014, by Rhonda Miller, notary public. Claude Richard Bowman, III, 41, of Trenton and Carrie Anne Divine, gust 3, 2014, by Linda A. Baynard, notary public. Marriage Alton Webb Gillen, a 20-year-old sex offender, was arrested last week after failing to register his address as 701 NE 6th Avenue in Trenton. Gillens criminal history includes Lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under the age of 12, when the offender was under the age of 18. The crime occurred in Duval County. On August 6, Gillen was arrested by Sgt. Alex Gaston of the Gilchrist with Sex Offender Failure to Reg ister Electronic Email Address and Sex Offender Failure to Register Ad dress. Judge Sheree Lancaster set Gillens bond at $100,000. Sex offender failed to register Alton Webb Gillen Happy Birthday wishes to Carolyn Thomas, Bo Colonge, Ryan Kincaid, Elon Travis, Kenrick Thomas, Clint Emmons, Zacchary Steck on August 14th; Doris Noble and Donnie Pick on August 15th; Gilbert Colonge, Patricia Owens, LaToya Johnson and Charles Hill on August 16th; Scott Guthrie, Kayla Bell, Kevin M. Brown and Lori Ridenour on August 17th; Brandi Bailey, Kurt Hansen, Glen Thigpen, Morgan Brown, Ma linda Holt, Victoria Rogers and Col leen Pollack on August 18th; Donna Harrison, Judy Overstreet, Melissa Stewart and Larry Grant on August 19th; Shannah Kirby, Rick Ridenour, Rob Bailey, Teresa Spears, Nina Sue Shepherd, Shelby Myers, Dr. Alexan dra James and Terry Hudson on Au gust 20th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Shane Smith on August 14th; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Riess and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wilson on Au gust 16th; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cook on August 18th; Mr. and Mrs. Clif Brad ley and Mr. and Mrs. Clay Sanders on August 19th; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Porter on August 20th.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Log Cabin Quilters 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. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. Linh Nguyen, Office Manager NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER Dr. Bill Martin of Martin Orthodontics in Chiefland and Martin Kids Dental in Jonesville will be working with the Gilchrist County Journal, to select one Gilchrist County teacher each month for the 2014-2015 school year. The winning teacher will receive $100.00. This is how it works: The nominations can be sent in by students or parents. Please tell us about your favorite teacher and explain why they should be Teacher of the Month. A panel will review the nominations and select one teacher per month to receive $100.00 for making a special impact in the lives of their students. All nominations should be sent to or dropped off at the Journal which is located at 207 North Main Street, Trenton. Make sure you read the Gilchrist County Journal to see if your teacher is chosen Teacher of the Month. All nominations should be in by the 21st of each month to qualify for that month. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is holding a public hearing to increase the FY2013-2014 budget for the funds listed below. FUND SOURCE OF FUNDS USE OF FUNDS TOTAL TAX COLLECTOR Approved Appropriation $518,325 Board of County Commissioners Computer Server $4,000 _________ Total Appropriation $522,325 August 18, 2014 4:30 P.M. At Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room 210 S. Main Street Trenton, Florida In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a days work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. Jacques Barzun I cant believe summer has gone and teachers are back working in their classrooms. Our family is sending off two kindergartners this year to Trenton Elementary School. Allie and Gus are excited about attending school this year. Like school children all over the county, they have their backpacks packed and new school clothes hanging in the closet. Back in the day when I was a young mother trying to help with homework, and doing laundry after working all day, cooking supper was a real struggle. So in honor of all that young mothers have to do on a busy weeknight, this column includes a simple recipe that I hope young mothers will like and a few side dish suggestions that might help put a good meal on the table no matter how busy everyone is. This menu, which includes baked ranch chicken, sweet potatoes or white potatoes, sauteed cabbage or ford hook beans. These dishes are easy to make and mostly cooked in the oven. Ive even included a shopping list to make this meal simple for all you busy women out there. SHOPPING LIST ( For a family of 4) 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or 6 thighs with bones and skin removed Corn Flakes cereal Ranch Dressing, 1 pack .4 ounce dry mix Grated Parmesan cheese 1 stick butter 3 medium size sweet potatoes or 3 to 4 white potatoes 1 small head cabbage or package frozen ford hook beans Baked Ranch Chicken 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 package dry ranch dressing mix Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir shallow bowl. Melt butter in shallow bowl in microwave. Dip chicken in mixture. Place chicken on baking pan and bake for 30 minutes if using breast and 40 minutes if using thighs with bones. Note: Bone in chicken thighs cost less money than breast and it only takes a minute to remove the skin. and are more moist than breast when cooked. Meanwhile, wash sweet potatoes under running water then dry with kitchen towel. Rub the skin of sweet potatoes with oil and cut in half. Place sweet potatoes cut side down on oiled baking pan and put in oven with chicken. Both chicken and potatoes can bake at the same time. If your family does not like sweet potatoes, you can use medium sized Idaho potatoes, just follow the same instructions. Check the potatoes after they have baked for 30 minutes by sticking potatoes with a fork. If the potatoes are tender they are done. While chicken and potatoes are baking you can make easy sauted cabbage by cutting a small head of fresh cabbage in quarters. Remove the center core, then cut cabbage quarters in thin slices like you were making slaw. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to frying pan and melt over medium high heat. Add cabbage and saute stirring often until cabbage begins to tender, you may need to turn heat down to medium. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook a few more minutes until the cabbage is tender. The cabbage will only take about 10 minutes to cook. If your family is not a fan of cabbage or if you are in a big hurry to help with homework you can cook frozen ford hooks by adding about a cup of water to a sauce pot with lid. Add the frozen ford hooks and cook over medium heat with a lid until the beans thaw out. Add about a half teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter for seasoning. Cook until beans become tender. No matter which green vegetable you choose, the vegetable will be done by the time the chicken and potatoes come out of the oven. In 45 minutes you can cook a healthy, simple home-cooked meal for your family. Poll of the Week Last weeks poll question, How do you feel about Common Core curriculum? drew many responses. Comments included: Im a 64 yr old retired veteran and voter. I actually was raised with ethics, and common sense. I understand right and wrong, the 10 commandments, the golden rule, the Law of the Land, and the Rule of Law. I do not believe history needs to be rewritten for the sake of political correctness. ----To put it simply, Common Core is an effort to remove local and State control of our Educational System and transfer all that responsibility to the Federal Government. Teachers will just become the test monitors with all lesson plans sent from the Federal Government. Lets get out of Common Core and save our children. ----The educational standards in Florida are so low compared to other states that when high-performing students in A schools in Florida move to another state, they are often a year or two behind their peers. I believe all children should be getting a high quality education, not just the children of rich people which is the way it is now. Take time to actually read what the Common Core curriculum covers, dont base your opinion on what Fox News commentators want you to think/feel about it. ----Common Core is the complete destruction of education in America. Billionaires like Bill Gates will become trillionaires; it involves the complete sexualization of children starting at age 5 kindergarten; teachers will end up earning the minimum wage and teacher unions will disappear. Stop these large greedy corporations from destroying our children. ----Please do work to stop corporations from taking over education of our children which is what Jeb Bush and his fans have worked for in Florida for over a decade hence, all those storefront schools and a push for kids to learn online. Florida taxpayer money going to outof-state corporations, with kick-backs to investors like Jeb Bush. I agree, lets stop looking at children as a commodity for investors to exploit! ----Its often been said that engineers will make things more complicated than they have to be. No engineer I know, or ever knew, would do simple arithmetic the hard way. (Or alter the facts of history to avoid making someone feel bad. ----Three votes for common core. Interesting that none of you folks voting FOR common core have nothing to say as to why. Do you have nothing to express your support for common core? Are you just drones who without question accept anything the government proposes? Tell us. Make us understand your position. I am the mother of children that have had common core taught to them. It is horrible how our children are being dumbed down. How can a school teach, if the answer is wrong but you can explain how you got the answer and if it makes you feel good then the answer is correct. If current Engineers cannot do the math then something is not right. Why are we allowing this to be taught to our children? Sometimes the old way is truly the best way. ----http://www.dailypaul. com/318273/ron-paul-commoncore-is-really-the-last-straw ----Please visit to vote on this weeks poll question: The governors race in Florida is getting hot, who would you vote for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democrat and former Gov. Charlie Crist? The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, Aug. 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum, which is located at 11050 NW 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see. Janie brought in the Drunkards Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now. Ann and Alice Mae put the small quilt top that Ailien had made in the frame that is in the front room. Ann usually quilts when she is out on Wednesday. Everyone is invited out to quilt when youre in the area. As we now have a square dance dress, we are in need of a dress form (dummy) so we can display the dress. If any of you have one, please con sider donating it to us. Come out for a visit, youll never know just who you might meet.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 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. 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 Dont Miss Our 128th HOMECOMING Sunday, August 17 at Priscilla Baptist Church 5509 West County Road 232 Bell, Florida The Singing Carters of High Springs, will be singing during the 10 oclock hour and former pastor Bro. Ray Scott will be preaching during worship at 11 am! services will be followed with Dinner on the Grounds in our fellowship hall! Dont Miss It! For more information 463-1562 RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 10760 NW 5th Avenue Branford, FL 32008 Pastor Tommy Cannon Church Office: 386-935-3935 Sunday School 9:45 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm Morning Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town, would like to thank Langston Tree Service for their generous donation of man power and equipment in taking down the trees on church grounds, to make way for Gods blessing of a bigger church for worship. It was a blessing and beyong our expectations, and we greatly appreciate your contribution. God Bless you, Pastor Bobby Lindsey Priscilla Baptist to celebrates 128 years of ministry Priscilla Baptist Church, located at 5509 W. County Road 232 in Bell, will be celebrating their 128th anniversary with Homecoming, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with a concert of gospel music presented by the Singing Carters of High Springs. The worship service will follow with the former pastor, Brother Ray Scott, delivering the message from Gods word. After the worship services, we will enjoy Dinner-on-the-Grounds in our fellowship hall, provided by some of We encourage all of our members and former members, friends and family to join us for Homecoming at Priscilla Baptist Church. host, not to mention the cover of every magazine, promises the latest answer to whatever problems we are experiencing. These answers pledge to solve our health problems, relationship problems, money problems, etc., and seem to be the result of the latest study, survey, or the newest information available. Now, I am not opposed to new information be life-long learners. My angst comes answers have yet to be discovered; will come up with an easier route to deal with our problems. Our pastor recently challenged us to read continuously through the chapter two on the second, and so on. Since there are thirty-one chapters, there is an assigned chapter for any Proverbs might seem to be just a collection of quaint, old-fashioned sayings, but after some consideration, a pattern begins to develop of deep spiritual insights that focus on the anything but outdated. A proverb is a short, concise sentence that expresses a moral truth not just intended to present word for proverb means to rule or govern. Hence, the truths presented in the Proverbs provide profound advice for us to live by. Written by King Solomon, called the begins with a purpose statement: The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insights; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young. A few things I noticed about this purpose statement: the priority is about attaining wisdom AND discipline. One without the other can prove dangerous. Wisdom without discipline will give way to temptation and concubines that led him away but discipline without wisdom can simply result in punishment or even abuse. Second, these verses dont argue basic spiritual and moral beliefs. They assume the reader desires to do what is right and just and fair, not being in agreement with Gods Word is a prerequisite to comprehending Solomons proverbs. the young with his experience and words of wisdom. A young person holds true whether we are young in years or at heart, so no matter what our age, I challenge you to and insight of Solomons proverbs, By: John M. Ayers The Gilchrist County Republicans recently hosted a Meet and Greet for candidates in Trenton and Bell. The majority party in Gilchrist County, the Republicans, offered the public a free meal of barbecue. A good crowd of people attended the Meet and Greet in Trenton on Thursday evening at the Old Train Depot on Main Street. Tommy Langford, chairman of the local Republican party presented a attending. The estimated 100 people attending had an opportunity to hear representative from Citrus County explained that Gov. Scott had done a good job for Floridians during his people of Gilchrist County to go to re-elect a man who will continue to lead Florida. We need a governor that has been a leader and will continue to help the Sunshine State expand growth with jobs and economic recovery; 2014, Smith said. Congressman Ted Yoho was out of the district Thursday evening, but he was represented by Gilchrist congressmans constituent advocate congressman an opportunity to concerns and questions that she could also gave information to those who wanted political material to show their support for the incumbent. Rep. Keith Perry attended the Friday to attend a special session to district lines for two districts in North Republicans host political barbecues Florida. of Gilchrist County for attending the barbecue dinner and giving him citizens to go to the polls and let their voices be heard. Help the State of Florida put this forward, Rep. Perry said. Following dinner, candidates public. with incumbent D. Ray Harrison, Jr. The county commission chairman the opportunity to serve as county commissioner, representing District 2. Harrison reported that all Gilchrist County meetings are advertised and the public is invited to attend. He also low as possible in Gilchrist County. Recently, Harrison said he was on the losing side of a 3-2 vote to approve a tentative millage rate of 8.5 mills. The commissioner told the public if he can be of help to them, please give him a call. Commission, District 2 candidate, Richard Fuller told the audience if he is elected county commissioner, he will improve the roads in the county and the Gilchrist County Road Department. I want Gilchrist County to be everything that it can be, Fuller said. Marian Poitevint, a candidate for County Commissioner, District Four told those attending that she was not in the primary election in August, Election ballot in November. School Board, District 1 candidates were also introduced. representative on the Gilchrist County School Board for District 1. Haley member and this enables him to be educated and have the understanding important decisions on. Christie McElroy, an experienced educator, gave the public detailed and why she is the candidate that should be elected to the School Board for District 1. Republican Chairman Tommy get involved and cast their ballots. Early voting begins Thursday, Aug. 14. Voters can also go to the polls on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Aug. Cloud Haley Christie McElroy Richard Fuller D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I receive the Journal each Thursday, but I dont live in Gilchrist County county. I thought one element of your story on new funding for a potential local hospital might be misleading: that was the reference to emergency services. It would surprise me to learn that Ameris Health is planning to offer anything more than minimum emergency services Mr. Schupps appeal for letters of referenced life-saving experience for a friend as a possible persuasive detail, I thought might be overstating what users of the hospital should recent news stories about challenges from Shands and North Florida Regional to Ocalas attempts to get authorization for an emergency care facility--and from an assumption that the size and funding proposed for Ameriss hospital are too small to support a fully staffed emergency department. I suggest that you might want to question Mr. Schupp more narrowly about how much emergency service is contemplated and whether it is a feature of the proposed hospital that he would want to see highlighted in letters of support from potential users of the facility. You may be persuaded that your account of the commission meeting and Mr. Schupps presentation is entirely serviceable as it stands. Or that a follow-up story as a more limited feature of the new hospital would be more realistic. Phillip Martin Gainesville ----Editors Note: your concerns. Mr. Schupps response is as follows: The previously approved Certicate Of Need public hearing, which was held years ago at the lodge in Fanning Springs near the Tri Conty were several hundred people standing outside. Their common plea for the need for the hospital was sad stories surrounding loved ones who died because there is no hospital in the service area ie. no emergency room. Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy counties combined provide in excess of 15,000 per year staffed physicians, nurses, technicians, etc. is what will be provided and every hospital that I have been associated throughout my 37 years of which all but 5 were rural hospital related have had emergency room services as I have delineated.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five Meet the Candidates Name: D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Republican Gilchrist County Com missioner District 2 I have lived in Gilchrist County since 1963 and moved here from Gainesville. I served on the Trenton City Com mission from 1964 to 1965 and was appointed Gilchrist County Tax As sessor in August 1965 and served un til the beginning of 2005. I decided to run for County Com missioner because I knew I had the Gilchrist Government and its issues and I love and believe in Gilchrist County and the people I represent. My years of experience in Gilchrist County, 39 years as Property Apprais er and almost eight years as County Commissioner, District 2 makes me I know the issues and needs of our county and strive to make our county a better place by working side by side with the other commissioners and the people we serve. I believe a serious look at the coun ty spending is the best way to avoid be the very last resort for me to put on the taxpayers. Its important to be prudent with county funds, always realizing that the taxpayers are the ones that pay the bill. The biggest challenge we face is being able to comply with the many unfunded mandates handed down by the State ( usually after every legisla tive session we have programs we are mandated to fund and no funds from the State to help pay for them), and to seriously work on economic de velopment, which is now being done with the emergence of our Economic Development Committee, and the County Commissions commitment to Economic Development. The solutions to remedy those challenges is to continue our eco nomic development efforts to create jobs and develop a stronger tax base with the addition of taxpaying busi nesses. Together we can accomplish these goals and make Gilchrist County a better place that people would be proud of and want to be a part of. County Commission, District 2 D. Ray Harrison, Jr. School Board, District 1 Name: Cloud E. Haley Wife, Jennie and children Brice and Breanna Haley and my sweet 96 year old mother Irrus Haley Gilchrist County School District and Self Employed in Trenton My mothers side of the family set tled in the Trenton area in the 1850s and as I was growing up I would spend a lot of time between Trenton and Hague, Florida. My wife and I have lived in Trenton 32 great years! After School and a few years of mar riage we decided to move to Trenton from Castleton Ind. Yes, Brice and Breanna attended GCSD K-12 My desire has always been to use my place on the Board to advocate for the needs of our students, par ents, employees, and community. I think that it is important for Board members to be aware of the roles and responsibilities that go along with member, I have been trained exten sively in this and many other areas. My goal is to continue serving the residents of Gilchrist County, and I feel that my training and experience have armed me with the knowledge needed to be successful in this role. Although my children are no longer impact of a great education. To take our community to the next level, we need leaders that are willing to lis ten, be problem solvers, and make hard decisions regarding the future of education in Gilchrist County. This common goal is personally important to me, and I can further promote and support education in our county as the School Board member represent ing District 1. Board member, I am uniquely quali this way. I have 33 years of experi ence, in addition to extensive Florida School Boards Association train training includes coursework in the curricular areas of Boardsmanship, School Finance, Policy Governance, and Personnel / Bargaining Issues. This distinction also includes train ing in Curriculum and Instruction, Legislative Processes, School Law, Planning, Communication, Public Relations, Community Involvement, Current Trends, and Ethics. These are all issues that are of vital impor tance to the quality of our education system, and I hope to use my train ing in these areas to have the greatest possible impact on Gilchrist County Schools. The biggest difference between Gilchrist County and other school districts is the attitude. The drive for performance and improvement is pervasive. No one settles. Everyone works toward a common goal all the people, all the time. Most, if not all, school districts work toward an A. The difference is that, in Gilchrist school district is that we have a mea surable way to determine how well we are preparing students. However, our schools, regardless of grade, will always strive to improve. What is unique in Gilchrist County is not just that we are an A school district, but that we have been an A school dis trict for so long. Through the years, rules have changed, assessments have changed, grading formulas have changed, funding has changedthe performance of our school district has remained consistently high. I am happy to have been any small part of that success, and want to be an inte gral part of future success. A decade ago, our district was ranked 4th in the state, and then 6th. The very next year, we were able to move to 1st place for three years in a row! Since that time, weve been 2nd, weve been 5th, and weve been 8th. The point is, even though our state ranking varies a bit, our dis trict is always in the top. Although there are only 10 counties in Florida that are smaller than Gilchrist, and only 13 that are higher in poverty, Gilchrist County School District is still outperforming the majority of school districts in the state. We have been ranked as highest in the state in years past, and we can be again. The performance of our students is evidence of that. For the individual content areas of Reading, Math, and Science, Gilchrist County was ranked 4th highest in the state this year. If we continue to focus on the job of educating and preparing stu dents to be college and career ready, will continue to be ranked among the highest performing school districts in the entire state. The role of each school board member is to support educationally sound policies that provide the foundation on which we build effective strategies to promote the districts vision of high perform ing schools. If re-elected, I will take that role very seriously. First, I would point out that we are implementing the Florida Stan dards, not Common Core. I agree that we should have a set of rigorous standards in place, although I would advocate for more local autonomy in standard-setting and decision-mak ing. Although federal overreach con tinues to be a concern to our citizens, we must realize that there will always be a set of standards that we must be held accountable to. We may or may not always agree with those stan dards, how they were developed, or how they are assessed. On the other hand, it is our duty to ensure that our students are able to meet challenging goals and ensure that they are able to excel under any set of standards that are adopted. In the past, I have taken an active role in lobbying for the needs of our schools. If elected, I will continue to advocate for our community. In Gilchrist County, our schools have been among the top performing schools in the state. This high level of performance is attribut able to the continuous effort to im prove, the emphasis on maintaining high standards, and the hard work of our students, teachers, parents, staff, and community. I will continue to support our schools in implementing strategies that allow students to meet the current standards. Actually, only 3 percent of Gilchrist County students have withdrawn to attend private schools, home school, parents certainly have the right to choose educational options that they feel are best for their children. Every and challenges. For some parents, exploring other educational options more within their comfort level. Par ents that send their children to attend public schools in Gilchrist County strated by consistently having A and B schools. I think that parents would superior to that which is provided by our four schools, which is one reason that we historically have always had a long list of students applying to at tend our schools from out of county. I think that the biggest challenge for Gilchrist County is the same chal lenge that is faced by all school dis tricts. Over the years, schools have been given the responsibility for more and more, from classroom instruc tion to drivers ed. Requirements for schools have become so overwhelm ing, and now schools are being asked to do more and more with less and less. More is being asked of students, teachers, parents, community mem bers, school leaders, district leaders, and other staff. The only way for all of these groups to continue ex periencing success is to be strategic in decision making and to provide extensive support, communication, and collaboration. As a member of the school board, I will continue to encourage those strategies. Cloud Haley Richard Fuller Name: Richard Fuller Republican Construction Foreman Moved from Kentucky in 1984. I think I need to change whats go ing on in the county. I think I can make a difference in how the countys run. I think we should look at other ways before doing any of the things such as cutting jobs or services, or raising taxes. Growth of the county. Bring business and jobs into Gilchrist County. Christie McElroy Name: Christie Lynn McElroy Husband, Michael McElroy and children, Brandon and Alyssa McElroy High School Guidance Counselor I moved to a small apartment be hind what once was Yates Funeral Home in the summer of 1989 and be gan work for William Clifton as his legal secretary in July of 1989 from Plant City, Florida. He was the school board attorney at that time. Michael worked for Farmers and Merchants Bank. We had just become engaged and planned to be married in Decem ber of the same year. Shortly after marriage, we bought a home in town known as the old Rut ledge home. Together, we repaired and renovated the home. When Mr. Clifton retired about a year after my move, he sold his practice to Sheree Lancaster who was another attorney in town and threw me in with the deal. I worked for Sheree Lancaster time, I became a full time homemak er until our children began school then I became a teacher in Gilchrist County. Both of our children attended and graduated from Gilchrist County Schools. Our son, Brandon McElroy, contin ued his education at the University of Florida where he graduated and now works for Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala. Our daughter, Alyssa McElroy, graduated from the University of South Florida in May of this year and begins graduate school this fall to earn her Masters in Speech Language Pathology. I have always had a passion for children which began with my own. I believe education is the way to make a difference. Education is the foundation on which children build their future. I believe education to be the springboard that molds our fu ture and inspires children to dare to dream. My desire is to be a strong advocate for education and the com munity, always putting the needs of I have been an educator for over 16 years. While an education degree or teaching experience is not required to be a school board member, I believe it gives me a unique vantage point or perspective as I truly understand the practical application and implica tions state laws have on our students, teachers, parents, and community. I have the practical and institutional knowledge that will enable me to decisions. I hold a Bachelors degree in El ementary Education and a Masters in School Counseling, PreK thru 12. Currently, I am enrolled in classes to add Educational Leadership to my I have the educational experience in the classroom as well as the expe rience with program and budget over sight. This knowledge and skill set will help me be an effective school board member. If elected, I will seek can only get if elected. There is no doubt in my mind the schools have enjoyed success be cause of the hard work and dedica tion of teachers, staff, students, and parents. There is a love for this community that is unprecedented and rare. Our students sense how much the teach ers and staff care about them and work hard to do their best. Our par ents seek ways to support teachers in and outside the classroom. Teach ers spend countless hours preparing classrooms, grading assignments or projects, and developing lesson plans. This community has pride in its per formance and youth. I am proud to be a Gilchrist County resident. I would like to combine the answer to this question along with the answer to the question regarding the biggest challenge Gilchrist County faces. Change has happened swiftly in education. Education and educators need time to catch up. New assess ments were developed and imple mented before curriculum was even developed and implemented in class rooms. Teachers have had to com bine strategies in order to teach old standards along with the new. We need to make sure we continue to provide a strong foundation in the early years so students are ready for school. Students not reading on grade level by 3rd grade, will contin ue to struggle and be at an increased risk of drop out. We must intervene early, proving a quality, developmen tally appropriate education so we can prepare students for success. We may continue to see a dip until the changes slow down and teach ers as well as students have time to adjust to a new way of teaching and thinking. As with the real world, change happens. We must learn and adapt in order to keep up, but we have to give ourselves time to develop our skills and mature. Our teachers are very capable and will rise to the chal lenges that lie ahead. The move towards Common Core State Standards and a national curric ulum erodes local control and raises other issues and concerns. Such an approach threatens to close the door on educational innovation, freezing in place an unacceptable status quo. We cannot support an effort to under mine control of the public school and instruction at the local and state level. In 2010, Common Core was tied to Race to the Top federal dollars. We must carefully and cautiously study and consider all decisions to guard against federal overreach. Before we accept federal dollars we must consider expenses on the backside. Expenses such as but not limited to textbooks, training, testing, technol ogy, and curricula that could under mine the future of America. Gilchrist County Schools were high performing prior to the implementa tion of Common Core. Furthermore, no additional funding is being pro vided for continued implementation. Each setting has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the indi vidual student. As a child, I attended both a private and public school. Much like today, there were political and social concerns that prompted my parents to seek out other avenues of education. However, I learned that within each setting there remain many different opportunities. Fami lies must research and discuss what is best for them. However, Gilchrist County Schools are unique. Our schools are high per forming with teachers that work hard and care about youth in this com munity. Public schools can provide opportunities for interaction in aca demic programs, clubs, or sports that may not be available within a private or virtual school. Students are able to compete for scholarships and become leaders within these communities and prepare for real world opportunities. I would always encourage families to visit the schools and research per formance and opportunities before making a decision. As parents, we must make deci sions that are best for our children. CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight STORE HOURS Monday Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed Come check out our new store layout and merchandise. SHOP LOCAL! Best Drugs 220 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693-0790 Phone (352) 463-2240 Fax (352) 463-1645 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 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 August 4, 2014 Christopher B. Jackson, 41, of Trenton, was arrested by Investigator Kenneth N. Phillips, Gilchrist County Assault or Battery, Larceny Grand Theft $300.00 less than $5,000.00, Larceny Petit Theft 2nd Degree 1st Offense, Cocaine Sell Schedule II, Destroying Evidence Tamper with or Fabricate Physical, $255,000.00 bond. 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 Lauren Roberts, a member of Trenton Middle-High School FFA, gave an enjoyable and educational speech on honeybees to the Trenton Rotary Club on Monday, Aug. 4. Lauren won the middle school division of the FFAs state prepared public speaking contest with her speech, Honey Bees: Sweet Success or Food Frailty? The Trenton native presented her speech to local Rotarians and told them about the necessity of honeybees for crop production. Lauren is the daughter of Jason Roberts and Franne Martin. At the Monday, Aug. 11 Trenton Rotary Club meeting, Carrie Mizell, editor of the Gilchrist County Journal and her daughter, Allie Claire, spoke on the Journals Back to School Supply Drive and helping Gilchrist County students have the resources they need to succeed during the upcoming school year. Trenton Rotary Club Pictured from left, Gilchrist County Superintendent of Schools Robert Rankin, Trenton Rotary Club President Lindsey Lander, FFA Advisor Ashley Young, Jason Roberts, Lauren Roberts, Caroline Martin, Franne Martin, FFA Advisor Heather Rucker and Gilchrist County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. program sponsor. Pictured from left, Past President Theresa Sapp, and Rotarian Michael Faulk are pictured with Paulina Vogel, a German exchange student, and Bell High School student Samantha Davis. Rotarian Michael Faulk introduced Bell High School student Samantha Davis, who recently spent two weeks in Germany, and German exchange student Paulina Vogel. Paulina will return to Germany on Monday, but has enjoyed two weeks in Gilchrist County, visiting the springs, and enjoying macaroni and cheese. Arrest Report August 6, 2014 Scotty Jacob Davidson, 38, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, $2,000.00 bond. Alton Webb Gillen, 20, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Alexander Gaston, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Continued below to Report E-Mail Address and Instant Message, Sex Offender Violation Failure to Comply with Registration Law, $100,000.00 bond. James Lewis Herring, 49, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Gilchrist County Drugs Selling Methamphetamine, Drugs Possession of Controlled Substance Without Prescription, Drug Equipment Possession and or Use, Drugs Possession of Listed Chemical with Manufacture of Controlled Substance, $312,500.00 bond. August 7, 2014 William J. Barnes, 29, of Trenton, was arrested by Sergeant Steven Stalvey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs and or Use, $2,500.00 bond. David Matthew Brookins, 18, of Trenton, was arrested by Sergeant Steven Stalvey, Gilchrist County Possession not More than 20 Grams, Drug Equipment Possession and or Use, $5,000.00 bond. August 8, 2014 Brian Mathew Barron, 20, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Hendrix, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Sumter County, no bond. Sylvester NMN Robinson, Jr., 33, of Newberry, was arrested by Deputy Moore, Gilchrist County Non Support of Children or Spouse, $100.00 cash bond. Troy Roland Story, 41, of Chuluota, was arrested by Deputy Moore, for Withold Support Non Support of Children or Spouse, $300.00 cash. Jared Robert Suggs, 31, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Kilian, Gilchrist Support Non Support of Children or Spouse, Failure to Appear, $1,000.00 ROR and $1,017.00 bond. August 9, 2014 Christopher Ogden Hayes, 23, of St. Petersburg, was arrested by Deputy Edwin R. Jenkins, Gilchrist County Strike X2, $25,000.00 bond.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Nine ~ Log Cabin Quilters ~ Obituaries & Gift Shop Lindsey Lander Attorney Mrs. Dorothy Louise Hodge Dorothy Louise Hodge, 92, of Cross City, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Cross City Rehabili tation. Mrs. Hodge moved to Cross City three years ago from Tennessee. She was a homemaker and a mother who loved to read, sew, cook, and every thing that went with being a home maker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Richard Hodge of Laidley, Australia; daugh ter, Cora Meschen of Old Town; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchil dren and two great-great-grandchil dren. She was preceded in death by husband, Lyndele Earl Hodge; sons, Forest Raymond Hodge and Robert Randall Hodge and daughter, Doro thy Louise Gallion. A visitation will be held at the fu neral home at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, followed by a grave side service at Lee Cemetery at 11 a.m. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________ Mr. Howard M. Peppers, Jr. Howard M. Peppers, Jr., 83, passed away at his home in Cross City on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Mr. Peppers was born in Live Oak on September 15, 1930, the middle child of 12 children born to Howard M. Peppers, Sr. and Pearl Peppers. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during the Ko was a self-employed master carpen ter and mason. He was a member of the Ramsey Bend and Cypress Ridge Hunting Clubs and enjoyed hunting, with family and friends. He never missed an opportunity to share a fun ny joke or tell a tall tale. He leaves behind his constant companion and love of his life of 20 years, Cleo Williams of Cross City; his beloved grandchildren that he Williams and their parents Will and Shelia Williams; brothers, Gilbert Peppers of Live Oak and Steve Pep pers of Crawfordville; sisters, Lavelle Avery of Live Oak, Betty Sanders of Valdosta, Georgia and Barbara Ow ens of Wellborn, and numerous niec es and nephews that loved him like a father. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard M. and Pearl Pep pers, brothers, Noah, Noel, Duke and Claude Peppers and sisters, Thelma Hingson and Aileen Peppers. Funeral services were held Sun day, Aug. 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel ating. Interment followed at the Live Oak City Cemetery. A visitation was held at the funeral home Saturday evening, Aug. 9, 2014 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. 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 Make experience count. Experience: 16+ years in Education Teacher of Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 Guidance Counselor PreK-12 Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Staffing Specialist Past Board Member Early Learning Coalition $12.1m budget Qualifications: Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education Masters in School Counseling PreK-12 Enrolled in Educational Leadership Program Membership & Community Service: Cherry Sink Church of Christ Volunteer Gilchrist County Education Beast Feast, Walk-a-thon, Trenton and Bell Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Mentor for Florida Youth Challenge Academy 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. VOTE AUGUST 26! NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the be issued thereon. The name(s) of the tion of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): FL COMM BNK CLTR LASSGNEE MAGNOLIA TC 3: Issue Date: 5/27/2011 PIN: 24-09-14-0000-0005-0010 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: COMM AT NE COR OF N/2 OF SE/4 OF NE/4 AS POREF GO W 50 FT TO WRLY R/W LN OF SR49 TO POB GO W 396 FT GO S 110 FT GO E 396 FT TO WRLY R/W OF SR 49 GO N 100 FT TO POB 64/358 100/217 150/551 224/50 2001/67 2001/3163 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: CALVIN EDWARD DOUGLAS, BARBARA JEAN DOUGLAS All of said property being in the Coun ty of Gilchrist, State of Florida. deemed according to law, the property to the highest bidder at the Courthouse Door on the 19th day of August, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. TODD NEWTON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Publish August 14, 2014b ________________ NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting on MONDAY, August 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meet Legal Notices "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida Gilchrist County Land Transactions Eric J. Nelson to Eric J. Nelson and David Nelson, warranty deed, $10.00, Campsite 224 Unit 1 Waccasassa Campsites, 151016056122400000. Janet L. Lester to Clint C. Sand ers, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 6 1st Addition Caine Mill Woods, 240816089100000060. Robert G. Cooper, Judith Ann Cooper and Gilchrist County Clerk $1,982.17, Lot 7, Block 7 Suwannee River Estates South, 13-081TD. Deloris A. Odell to Deloris A. Odell and Betty A. Smithson, quit Waccasassa Campsites Unit 1 151016056103600000. Joyce Dale Bliss to Capital City 09-16 14-CA-20. Clifton Wallace Mikell Estate, Zel da Lynn Mikell Personal Representa tive to Zelda Lynn Mikell, personal representative deed, $10.00, 17-0914. Clifton Wallace Mikell Estate, Zel da Lynn Mikell Personal Representa tive to Zelda Lynn Mikell, personal representative deed, $10.00, 17-0914. Robert Lester Dawson and Hazel C. Dawson to Dawson Family Trust, Robert Lester Dawson Trustee and Hazel C. Dawson Trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, 26-07-14-0258-00000130. Southeastern Funding Partners LLP FKA Bellwood Partners LTD to Linda Ficarrotto Parrett, warranty deed, $10.00, 050815-036000091050 and 050815-03600009-0160. Becky Hagan Pollock to Floyd S. Underhill, quit claim deed, $10.00, 120814-02250000-0060. Loans Servicing LP FKA Bank of America NA, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP FKA Bank of America NA, Countrywide Home title, $10.00, 5-8-16. Phyllis J. Collins AKA Phyllis Jeanine Collins, Cynthia Firestine and Wells Fargo Bank NA to Wells $10.00, Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 5 Replat of Piedmont Co. Sub. David Aaron Halter, Jennifer Ow Mona Ballard, Faith Halter Canavan, David Eugene Kage and Alisha Marie Halter Kage, Farm Credit of Florida ACA, Farm Credit of North Florida, Farm Credit of North Florida FLCA and Florida Federal Land Bank As sociation FLCA to Farm Credit of Florida ACA, Farm Credit of North Florida, Farm Credit of North Flor ida FLCA and Florida Federal Land of title, $10.00, 35-7-14. William Eugene Shepard and So phia Ann Shepard to John Crawford Shepard and Orlinda A. Shepard, quit claim deed, $10.00, 17-09-16-0052000A-0010. Candy Fancy Allen to Robert K. Allen and Candy Fancy Allen, quit claim deed, $10.00, 20101402810001-0210. Robert K. Allen to Robert K. Allen and Candy Fancy Allen, quit claim deed, $10.00, 201014-028100010220. Floyd S. Underhill to Jim J. Hodge, warranty deed, $3,800.00, 30081500370000-0110. Floyd S. Underhill to Michael E. Hurst and Debra K. Hurst, warranty deed, $7,600.00, 300815-003700000110. _________________ North Florida Livestock Report Compared to last week everything remained fairly steady and was still in high demand. Replacement cattle said, they are bringing top dollar. Palatka Cattle Co topped the slaughter bull market this week with $131.00 bought by Central Beef. Red Hollow Farms sold the top slaughter cow this week at $125.00 bought by Dairymens Marketing. Ralph Waller sold the highest price replacement cow at $185.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle. A. B. Whitehead topped the replacement bull market with $140.00 bought by Ricky Strickland. Allen Ray Archery sold the high price pair this week at $2,340.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle and the high price yearling went to B & M Cattle at $445.00 sold by Toby Weeks. 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, 280.00, 440.00, 381.00 200-249, 210.00, 445.00, 375.00 250-299, 210.00, 415.00, 339.32 300-349, 170.00, 395.00, 292.83 350-399, 188.00, 315.00, 280.02 400-449, 170.00, 295.00, 236.52 450-499, 180.00, 245.00, 223.40 500-549, 170.00, 232.00, 214.54 550-599, 190.00, 218.00, 207.67 600-649, 180.00, 214.00, 207.75 650-699, 190.00, 214.00, 198.00 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 225.00, 360.00, 328.21 200-249, 175.00, 340.00, 272.78 250-299, 195.00, 320.00, 259.58 300-349, 172.50, 270.00, 238.80 350-399, 180.00, 258.00, 230.69 400-449, 202.00, 242.50, 222.11 450-499, 217.50, 238.00, 224.84 500-549, 170.00, 218.00, 203.50 550-599, 170.00, 236.00, 210.00 600-649, 170.00, 194.00, 188.50 650-699, 170.00, 190.00, 183.49 COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 78.00, 185.00, 117.16 800-1000, 74.00, 157.50, 113.00 1000-1200, 72.00, 170.00, 115.18 1200-1400, 70.00, 118.00, 106.50 1400-1600,104.00, 122.00, 113.24 1600-1800,104.00, 116.00, 113.08 1800-2000,112.00, 116.00, 115.00 BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 92.00, 123.00, 110.00 1200-1400,119.00, 140.00, 132.50 1400-1600,120.00, 131.00, 126.50 1600-1800,122.00, 128.00, 126.00 PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 900.00, 2,340.00, 1,610.00 TOTAL: 535 ing Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda : 1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 4. Public Participation 6. County Administrator 7. Attorney Report 8. Clerk Report 9. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m. Ann B. Shortelle, Ph. D., State of the Resource/Presentation 4:30 p.m. Budget Hearing 5:00 p.m. Hart Springs Fee Schedule Workshop 10. Commissioners Reports 11. Old Business 12. New Business 13. Public Participation 14. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)4633169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any mat ter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimo ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Publish August 14, 2014b ______________ (Continued on page 10) Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Woodland Craft Signs


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Ten Legal Notices (Continued) 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 32621, on or before August 21, 2014, Court either before service on Plaintiffs otherwise a Default will be entered 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. __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the it is assessed are as follows: PARTNERSHIP NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: to the highest bidder at the Courthouse at 11:00 A.M. TODD NEWTON ________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the it is assessed are as follows: HOLDER(S): EMIL A DAHL PROPERTY: ROADS LOCATED WITHIN APPALOOSA TRAILS UN NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: to the highest bidder at the Courthouse at 11:00 A.M. TODD NEWTON ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Division: DR John S. Files III Petitioner and Kathy Files Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE this Court at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., If petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at mailed to the address on record at the certain automatic disclosure of documents result in sanctions, including dismissal or (SEAL) ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2012-CA-0102 Plaintiff, vs. Defendant. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Commence at the Northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section thence run along the North line of said Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, North Court. Todd Newton (CLERK SEAL) _____ _____________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the it is assessed are as follows: HOLDER(S): NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: JOHNNY LEE STOKES, ROSE L STOKES, TONI STOKES ETAL, TONI STOKES, SHANDRICKA STOKES, NARY GUARDIAN, LEWIS I SMILEY SR to the highest bidder at the Courthouse at 11:00 A.M. TODD NEWTON ________________ SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on July 1, 2014: has submitted an individual permit The project is located in Gilchrist South, Range: 14 East, and includes tal Resource Permit application is ing to the Suwannee River Water Man agement District, Attn: Resource Man from the date of publication. No further public notice will be pro vided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be re quested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially af fected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report Publish August 14 2014b. ______________ JAMES SMITH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES SMITH, deceased, whose date of death was June 26, 2012, is pending in the Cir Probate Division, the address of which is The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 TICE. WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME tice is August 14, 2014. Personal Representative Publish August 14 and 21, 2014b _____________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014 CA 000027 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA ANN FUSSELL A/K/A PATRICIA A. FUSSELL, ET AL., Defendants. ___________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID FUSSELL OR LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering described as follows, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY. TOGETHER WITH A 1972 CAD MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION #0563256G; TILE #5309006 Complaint. WITNESS AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Publish August 14 and 21, 2014b _____________ NOTICE OF ACTION IN RE: The license to practice Nursing Denise J. Shepard, LPN 1120 South Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 and 6350 N.W. 15th Street Bell, Florida 32619 CASE NO.: 2014-03143 LICENSE NO.: LPN 5179800 an Administrative Complaint against Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the proceeding at the address given on the _______________ PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE Act, to wit: highest bidder over which is owed on the Kenneth Stalel Scott Homan consisting of personal and household items. 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 Auto Body Collision Repair We Accept All Insurance Claims Doing business for Over 30 years. Fanning Springs Auto 16720 N.W. Hwy. 19 Fanning Springs 352-463-2387 We Guarantee Our Work as long as you own your car. "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 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 Owner Publish August 14 and 21, 2014b ____________________ PUBLIC NOTICE The Suwannee River Economic Council, Plan ning Evaluation Committee Meeting on Tuesday, August 26th at 9:30 A.M.; and Executive Committee Meeting will follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Admin Publish August 14, 2014b ______________ REQUEST FOR BIDS NOTICE OF RFP FOR REPAIR OF ROOF AT THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE (THIS WILL BE THE CENTER SECTION ONLY OVER THE ORIGINAL COURTHOUSE) Court House. (This will be the center sec scription, and instructions for prepara Response to Request for Bids, Roof Repair for Gilchrist County Court House. Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (local time). Proposals will be opened and read aloud at this time. Late proposals will not be accepted and will not be con sidered for recommendation. NO OTHER VERBAL OR WRIT TEN COMMUNICATION SHALL BE BINDING ON THE COUNTY. All Publish August 14 and 21, 2014b __________________ VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT TOP NEWS OBITUARIES SPORTS


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Page Twelve THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL PERSONALIZED SCHOOL SUPPLIES Pencil Boxes Folders Notepads More Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135 Welcome, new Gilchrist teachers Trenton Schools Bell Schools Trenton Schools Bell Schools Trenton Schools Trenton Schools Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" 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 Paid by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Republican for County Commission Dist. 2 Let's work together to make it that way... VOTE FOR D. RAY Janie Heffner 6th Grade Math Cory Elasik 6th Grade World History Cassi Wheaton 8th Grade Math Jacqueline Snider High School Math Sheri Gregory High School Reading Rebecca Schultze 8th Grade Reading Brian Alvarado High School Science Taven Bennett 8th Grade Language Arts Anna Rooks 8th Grade American History Ginger Fuller Middle School Math Melinda Robinson 5th Grade Barbara Brooks 4th Grade Cynthia Gray 4th Grade Mary Prescott Paraprofessional Marianne Lundy 8th Grade Reading Col. Joseph F. Arata Criminal Justice Evi Wright 6th Grade Reading M.S. Reading/Language Arts Becky Thomas Health Academy Suwanna Blakey 8th Grade Science Submitted Superintendent Rob Rankin is happy to announce that free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students in the 2014-15 school year! Our schools eligibility to participate in this program will ensure that all of our students are receiving at least two nutritionally-balanced meals each day while in school. students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites: Bell Elementary School 2771 E Bell Avenue Bell, FL 32619 Bell Middle/High School 930 S Main Street Bell, FL 32619 Trenton Elementary School 1350 SW SR 26 Trenton, FL 32693 Trenton Middle/High School 1013 N Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 The key to being able to continue this program is student participation, Rankin says. It is important that students eat both breakfast and lunch at school whenever possible. Parents may contact the Director of Food Service, Mrs. Danna Tucker, at (352) 463-3200, with any questions. Free meals for all students