Gilchrist County journal

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 17 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, September 18, 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 September 18, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. By Carrie A. Mizell Battery occurred at Bell Elementary School last week when one teacher attacked another teacher inside a classroom full of children. Principal Suzanne Mathe refused to comment on Monday and forwarded all questions relating to the incident After some hesitation Superintendent Robert Rankin said in a phone interview on Monday that an investigation is ongoing. Classroom attack at BES leads to investigation Though who is investigating remains unclear since neither the Schauble, or the Gilchrist County scene when the incident occurred. The administration handled it. Rankin said. The teacher [who was the victim] did not want to press charges. Several Bell parents expressed concern for their childrens safety after the teacher, who was reportedly sent home following the incident, returned to campus on Friday. It is of the utmost importance that we make sure our students and faculty feel safe, Rankin said, while being fair to all parties involved. At least two Gilchrist County School Board members attempted to call a special Board meeting early this week after learning of the incident. However, their efforts were halted. When asked why the teacher was allowed back on campus following the attack last week, Superintendent Rankin explained that he shadowed the teacher on Friday. On Monday, Sheriff Bobby Schultz Bell area as a precautionary measure, following last weeks incident at BES. The aggressor, who will not be employed with the Gilchrist County School District for over 20 years, having worked in various positions. By Carrie A. Mizell Completely shocked is how Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen said he felt when City Manager Taylor Brown offered his resignation at a recent city council meeting. Brown got upset at the Thursday, Aug. 28 meeting over what he felt was an insultingly low merit pay increase. As an administrator of a small town who is drawing a salary of over $60,000 total (which includes a planning contract), I felt you were being extremely ungrateful to the commissioners who had just voted to give you another annual pay increase, Thigpen stated in a memorandum that was presented during the September 9 city council meeting. The mayor said he was disappointed that the city manager got so upset in a public meeting, and in the presence of many of Browns subordinates. Thigpen further stated that he can only imagine what Browns response would be to one of the city employees if they expressed dissatisfaction when Brown offered them a pay increase. Thigpen said it would likely start a process that would eventually lead to their dismissal. You draw the largest salary of any city manager in the citys history; yet, of $1575, Thigpen said. As I expressed in last years discussions, I dont feel the City of Trenton will be a place for you to advance to a $75,000$85,000 salary. You responded by stating that if a city manager created type of salary then a board may consider that. I state to you again, I dont think that the City of Trenton is currently a town that will be in a position to pay an administrator that type of salary. And I will especially not be in favor of increases of $2000 or more annually. Hired on December 13, 2011, Brown has improved the citys reserves and eliminating waste. According to Thigpen, prior to Browns hiring, the city council made and sewer rates, which resulted in a healthier city budget. The increase was designed to overcome some past due bills that had accumulated during a previous administration, Thigpen added. Once the overdue bills were paid, these funds were simply used in the budget. There was no subsequent reduction in rates in the following years. Thigpen said he feels this responsibility as city manager, has led to the Citys healthy reserves. An annual increase to compensate for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was implemented to help annual revenue, Thigpen said. So a combination of board actions (revenue) and your planning (expenditures) has created a system in which the City of Trenton has a more stable annual budget, consistently spending less than the budget calls for. During the Citys budget workshop, years budget and highlighted its successes. Options for increasing revenue once again were discussed, as well as the needs of the citys infrastructure, which will cost millions of dollars to repair/replace. The city council then approved a 2.1 percent CPI adjustment for all staff, an increase to the police chief and three percent raise for Brown. Regardless of revenue surpluses to express the coming need for expenses in the millions of dollars, Thigpen said to Brown. From a public perspective, it must appear contradictory to continue to increase service rates, city salaries continued to increase; yet these needs are not being addressed immediately. In planning our future budgets, we may need to focus on these serious needs and less on salary increases, even if these funds are a drop in the bucket towards the needs. The mayor said that ultimately he believes when an employee agrees to accept a position, a salary is negotiated, or stated. An employee is hired to work to the best of his or her abilities, with no promise or advancement in compensation. There is no guarantee of any future increase. An employee should not grow to expect a major increase, and especially should not express that they feel insulted because the generosity of their employer(s) did not measure up to their expectation, Thigpen said. IF you are not willing to continue to work at the same level we have grown to expect for this salary, then I will accept the resignation you have offered and not hold you back from the opportunity to pursue a position the salary. At the August 28 meeting, each member of the city council responded to Browns frank offer to resign with is doing a good job and would like for him to stay on as Trenton city manager. In hindsight, Brown said he reacted emotionally during the August 28 meeting and has since regretted his offer to resign. Since being hired as city manager, Brown has set down roots in the community. He has purchased a home in the City of Trenton and his children attend school here. The city manager has a vision for the City and a plan in place and he hopes to see through what he has started within the city. City managers reaction to raise draws criticism By Christie McElroy On Thursday, Sept. 11, the Gilchrist County Womans Club kicked off the year with a patriotic themed dinner and meeting. The meeting was well attended and members were decked out in their red, white, and blue in remembrance of 911 and support of the great country in which we live. Sheriff Bobby Shultz, along with were guests of the Womans Club. Sheriff Schultz presented information about Amendment 2, entitled Dont Let Florida Go to Pot. According to Sheriff Schultz, the Sheriffs Association is not in favor of the Amendment 2, stating that there are many factors that will cause Sheriff tells Womans Club members to vote No on Amendment 2 to the community. If the amendment out and resolve all the problems that this amendment would bring with it. In addition, many of the products that would be sold in marijuana dispensers would be disguised as candy and could give access to our youth and small children. There have been reports of small children eating marijuana products and becoming ill or even dying. Sheriff Schultz encouraged everyone to do their own research. He also informed the ladies that the Republican committee is holding an open forum with Dr. state wide coalition, Vote No on 2 as a guest speaker at Bell High School Auditorium, Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. After the presentation, the Gilchrist County Womans Club continued with the business of the Club. Karen Holbrook announced the dates of the rummage sale, December 5th and 6th and the date of the Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. The Gilchrist County Womans Club will host a BBQ Pork Lunch on Friday, October 24th from 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member and at the following locations: Ameris Bank, Supervisor of Elections Hometown Realty. Eat in, take out, or delivery are available. Tickets are on sale now for $8 each. All donations go directly to the scholarship fund. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz spoke to members of the Gilchrist County Womans Club last week. Pictured from left, Lt. Jeff Manning, Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Womans Club President Betty Ramey, Womans Club Secretary Pat Chesborough, and Lt. Troy Davis. Taylor Brown Trenton City Manager Glen Thigpen Trenton Mayor Fanning Springs Meet the Candidates Saturday, Sept. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fanning Springs Community Center

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Page Two THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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 EDITOR Cindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Beverly Langford, Cindy Sheffield, 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 PUBLISHER Community Events Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Trenton Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if you did not graduate from THS, and you want to come, come on. We will be honoring the Classes of 1964 and 1965. Please mark your calendar, and call Jennie Lou Colson Sharp at 493-4638 or Diana Webb Harrison 463-2147 for more information. Reunions Sheriff Schultz to hold Town Hall Meeting at North Gilchrist Fire Dept. Sheriff Bobby Schultz invites all citizens of Gilchrist County to a Town Hall Meeting on September 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. located at the North Gilchrist Fire Dept., 430 NW C.R. 138, Branford (North County). Please plan on joining Sheriff Schultz and his staff for the evening. Sheriff Schultz wants to hear from the citizens of Gilchrist County as we continue our work together towards the goal of, One Team, One Mis sion. Sheriff Bobby Schultz and the Gil host their 1st Annual Gilchrist Fun Youth Ranches, on Saturday, Oct. 25. The family fun event will be held at the Gilchrist County Agricultur al Complex from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be games, free activities, auctions and food. Kids eat free! All of the monies raised will be do nated to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, which helps at risk youth by giving them direction, ability and hope for the future. how you can help, call 463-4615. The Douglas Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Hart Springs County Park, Pavilion A. The covered dish lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. Bring your family mementos and pictures of the M. W. & Etta Douglas family. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas were married close to 71 years. He was a farmer and a carpenter, moving from the Providence area to the Blitchville area in the early 1900s. They reared eight children to become Christians and outstanding Gilchrist County citizens from the Cherry Sink com munity. The family increased from second generation of eight children in the 1920s into the sixth generation in 2014, totaling 486 family members including married spouses, step-par ents, step-children and adopted chil dren. enjoying the beautiful county park and its convenient facilities; together with its manicured grounds, trails and boardwalks from the springs and along the run to the Suwannee River. If you enjoy camping, come for the weekend with your camper and enjoy the nearby camp grounds and swim ming pool. Douglas Family Tide Tables For The Week of 9/18 to 9/24 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Gilchrist Fun Fest is Oct. 25 The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Trenton Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if you did not graduate from THS, and you want to come, come on. We will be honoring the Classes of 1964 and 1965. We do not have everyones address, so please spread the word and call me so we can get an address. The reservations are due by September 15, 2014, the price will be $20 per person. Please mark your calendar, and if there are any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us: Jennie Lou Colson Sharp at (352) 493-4638 or Diana Webb Harrison (352) 463-2147. Call ahead to reserve your seat and pay at the door the day of the reunion. THS Alumni Reunion Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Trenton Elementary The annual Everett Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Trenton Community Center, 214 SE 3rd. Ave., Trenton. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a brief business meeting, followed by a covered dish luncheon. Those attending should bring a covered dish or dishes to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided. All Everett descendents are cordially invited to attend. Everett Family THS Reunion CASSIDY HEAT & AIR 352-498-3387 We Service, Install, and Maintain All Brands and Oer 24-Hr Service. FREE ESTIMATES ON REPLACEMENT $55 First Time Client Service Call "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 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 Happy Birthday wishes to Jennifer Ehrhart, Debra Sealey, Jason Trumpp, Jake Bullington, Jennifer Williams, Tanya Apone, Susan Bryant, Ellie Miller, Chris Langford, Doug Bulling ton, Lillie Ann Watson, Dale Bivens, Betty Gay, Pauline Sauls and Wynn Smith on September 18th; Chuck Eastman, Cynthia Osteen, Dennis Fleming, Rick Lawrence, Ava Rob erts and Marilyn Williams on Sep tember 19th; Olivia Rogers, Brainard Richardson, Gray Smith and Casey Carlisle on September 20th; Sonnett Brown, Maleena Raney, Ralph Sims, Renee Hart, Lloyd K. Flores, Sr., Matthew Flores, RubyLyn Remola dor, Monique Cadungog and Bryan Fletcher on September 21st; Leonard Percival, Bubba Beck, Jim Floyd, Pricilla Ann Langford, Jackie Barron, Jr. and Colby Wilkerson on Septem The Gilchrist County Emergency Management Department will offer its fourth free CPR class to the public on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center, located at 3250 N. U.S. Hwy. 129 in Bell. The course will have a strict limit Students may be of any age as long as they are able to understand the material and perform the hands on portion of the course. Students under the age of 18 will be required out by a parent or guardian. Forms are available by contacting Director David Peaton. Students that wish to obtain a two obtain one by passing a written test and paying a $5 card fee at the end of the course. 30 students that register and the class will require a minimum of 10 students. For more information or to reserve your seat contact the Gilchrist County Director of Emergency Management David Peaton at (386) 935-5400, toll free at (866) 751-1728, or email at Free CPR class will be Oct. 18 We invite the public to join Dudley Farm Historic State Parks National Public Lands Day activities Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This day is set aside each year as our nations largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve Americas public lands. We hope that you will join us as we restore a historic road and work Groups, families and individuals are welcome. Please phone (352) 472-1142 if you need further information. All participants will receive free admission. Dudley Farm is located at 18730 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry. Dudley Farm Public Lands Day The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau will be having their annual meeting Thursday, September 25th at the Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria. We will be serving a barbeque dinner with all the trimmings at 6:30 p.m. Members are more than welcome to bring their favorite dessert. As always, there will be plenty of door prizes with the last two being $100.00 cash each. Come on out and enjoy visiting with other Farm Bureau members. Farm Bureau to hold Annual Meeting Mark your calendar for Monday, Sept. 22. We will be sponsoring an open forum regarding the medical marijuana amendment that will be on the ballot in November. Dr. Jessica Spencer, who heads up the State wide coalition, Vote No on 2, will be here to educate everyone on the dangers and pitfalls of the amendment. The will be conducting the presentation in conjunction with Dr. Spencer. The forum will be held Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bell High School Auditorium. It is open to the entire public, please pass along the word and invite your friends and neighbors. To website http://voteno2.org. Pancake Breakfast The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 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 8:00 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 Highway 129. Republicans will host Forum The Hilliard Family Reunion will be held on September 20, 2014 at Hart Springs, Pavilion B at 12:00 noon. Everyone is invited. Please bring a covered dish, we will furnish the meat. Hilliard Family THS Class of Reunion On Saturday, Sept. 27th, the Tren ton High School Class of 1979 will hold its 10th annual covered dish cookout (meat provided). It will be gin at 5 p.m. at the home of Regina (Copeland) and Edward Marsh. Come and join us for a good time with good friends and good music. Contact Holly Bussard, (352) 3390983, or Regina Marsh, (352) 2139106 for more information. Heath Greene and Misti Fason are proud to announce the birth of their son, Alton Gaige Greene, born August 22, 2014 at 2:17 p.m. Alton weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 19 inches long. Even four weeks early, baby Alton is healthy and doing great. Alton Gaige Green Baby Greene Thank you We would like to thank everyone for the calls, cards and most of all for your prayers while I was in the hospital and since my return home. I am doing much better but still have to protect my leg. We also thank so many for the calls, cards during the illness and death of our son-in-law, Jimmy Johnson. Your time. C. D. Moore and family Marriage Applications Gilchrist Co. Daniel Lee Beyer, 33, and Jennifer Irene Riker, 28, both of Trenton. Jimmie Lee Kaphers, 71, and Patri cia Ann Hines, 61, both of Trenton. Christoper Andrew Rogers, 40, of ney, 35, of Trenton. Marriages Gilchrist Co. Nathan William Fuller, 22, of Tren ton, and Kelci Elizabeth Beach, 22, ters, Minister. John Pereira, 40, and Mary Jo Shores, 33, both of Trenton, were married September 6, 2014 in Willis ton, by Wendy L. Thurow, notary. ber 22nd; Anita Davis, Billy Hatch, Owen Bullington, Becki Cannon and Monica Caraway on September 23rd; Kathryn Houser, Timothy James and Diane Mathis on September 24th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Pete Davis on September 20th; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Hicks on Sep tember 22nd; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bullington, Mr. and Mrs. Nonie Flores-Remolader and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Collins on September 23rd. Socials Gilchrist County Journal Advertising Printing Fax Service 463-7393 463-7135

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell Poll of the Week Go to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think the Bell/Trenton rivalry is alive and well, or needs to end? Paid by the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee, not affiliated with any candidate Dr. Jessica Spencer is a 16-year veteran in the substance abuse prevention and intervention field. She works closely with substance abuse prevention coalitions, alcohol task forces and youth development groups in her community. Her passion is to counsel youth who want to help others through community and public service. Dr. Spencer recently took a leave of absence from the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition, where she was the Project Director, to work on the Vote No On 2 campaign. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee and Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office invite you MONDAY, SEPT. 22 7 P.M. Iris Roberts Auditorium Bell High School Guest Speaker Dr. Jessica Spencer Dont let them fool you. Amendment 2 is not designed to help the sick. Amendment 2 is designed to legalize pot-smoking in Florida. Paid by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Republican for County Commission Dist. 2 CHECK THE RECORDS I voted to support donating free space on the counties towers for North Florida Broadband to make available high speed internet access to our residents. The vote was 3 to 2 against it. I did support it. I supported suspending the collection of impact fees charged for building homes and commercial buildings to encourage economic growth (still in effect since 2012). I have supported holding the taxes down by voting against levying higher millages. We have paved or resurfaced 76 miles of county roads since 2006 with more to come. We have completed construction of new boat ramps at Otter Springs, Log Landing and Hart Springs. The park at the Santa Fe River on State Road 47 is in the plans for upgrading. Supported activating the Economic Advisory Committee to work diligently on trying to increase economics in our county, while preserving our heritage. We have a Tourist Development Committee actively working on promoting our county. They are developing the Blue Way which is a 55 mile trail that starts on the Santa Fe River at the county line and ends at Fanning Springs on the Suwannee River. I am actively supporting and trying to make our county a better place. I am always available to listen to your concerns, call (352) 318-7581 or (352) 463-2147 or drayharrisonjr@gmail.com 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 Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: I attended the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners meeting Sept. 8, 2014. Myself and six other people came to observe. This was an evening meeting, and tax rates were being discussed, yet only seven people were concerned enough to be there. At the local level, we have a unique opportunity to help shape policy. Our leaders need our input to make informed decisions. If we dont tell them our concerns and ideas they will have no knowledge of our needs. They cant read minds. Richard Esseck Bell Dear Editor; Let me just start with I have a love for this county, and am proud of the leaders and what they have accomplished. First of all, NONE of us are perfect, and yes we do make mistakes. three are pointing back at you. Over the past few years I have been asked what is the difference between the Republican Party and the Tea Party here in Gilchrist County? First, there is a Minor Party in Florida that not many in Gilchrist is listed on the rolls called the Tea Party. Why there is a Gilchrist Tea Party is beyond me when they are not listed in the State as a political PAC. I see Tea Party as having personal agendas and using this in a very hurtful and damaging way to Gilchrist County. I would like to believe that we in this county no matter what the race, would be about what can you do and not negative about someone that is seeking the same position. I only see a candidate not losing, but just getting less votes. The US Constitution allows you to be the party of your choice, be it, dont use the political arena in Gilchrist County to throw your mud. Betty Ramey Gilchrist County Republican State Committee Woman I have been reading the reasons why people in Gilchrist County want and do not want a Walmart store in Gilchrist County. The ONES that DO NOT want it needs to wake up. Adding a store like Walmart would be a BIG plus for this area. It would bring in more revenue for our county. Right now Gainesville or Lake City to shop at a Walmart. Some travel at least 40 miles or more. Gilchrist County needs to grow. It has been STAGNANT way too long. Yes, people are worried about the easily be solved by adding a turning lane if needed on both sides of the road. Or if necessary, a red light could be added or both for safety. Yes, I am talking money but in the longer run, would bring in numerous amounts of money. The residents could stay in their own county to work and spend their money in the store rather than spending money on gas to travel miles away and spending their money in another county and possibly spending more money in another county for gas. A few years ago the same situation happened for the county to acquire a Publix supermarket. What happened? The county wanted to stay stagnant and did not want the county to grow. This is the 21st century and Gilchrist county residents are acting and living like it was the end of the 19th or early 20th century. They do not want to see the area grow, but they want to complain they dont have this or that and they have to travel so far for things. They are concerned it would hurt the smaller stores such as Hitchcocks and Schaffs as well as the Tea Party is personal agendas Local leaders need our input Walmart will be a big plus Dollar Stores. It would not hurt them. It would HELP the smaller stores if someone likes a store they will shop there no matter what. I have lived in small towns and large towns. Having a larger store such as Walmart and Publix in the area helped the smaller stores also. The smaller stores blossomed and made more money So that being said, lets grow and bring in some money for this area. I, for one and many others would love to see some good stores come to this area. Sharon Dunnam Trenton No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing Julia Child Apples, fresh, crisp and down right good. This past weekend I spotted a sign at a fruit and vegetable stand proclaiming the arrival of North Carolina apples. Apples are a huge part of Fall around our house, we all love apple tarts. Making apple tarts from Granny Smith apples is a big tradition in our family, handed down from my grandmother and her mother, Bessie Smith. Baked apples are so easy to prepare and they somehow just taste like fall to me. Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Mutsu and Granny Smith are some of the best apples for baking. The truth is some apples dont bake too well because they just turn to mush. Fresh apple sauce is so easy to make and the taste makes it worth the effort. It also makes a great after school treat for children. Jonagold, McIntosh, Winesap and Jonathan all make the best apple sauce. To make apple sauce, just peel, core and cut 8 apples into 8 slices. Place apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon into a heavy bottomed pot and cover and cook over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes until they become tender. Stir and mash the apples with a large wooden spoon as they cook. Let apple sauce cool and store in jars with a tight lid in the refrigerator. Apple sauce will last for about 10 days in the refrigerator. A simple way to cook with apples is to bake Apple Crisp. Besides, warm Apple Crisp is really good with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Simple Fall Apple Crisp 2/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark 3/4 cup rolled oats (old fashioned) 1/2 tsp apple pie spice 1/2 tsp cinnamon (for topping) Pinch of salt 5 TBSP cold butter cut into slices 4 to 5 large Granny Smith or any cooking apples 1/2 tsp cinnamon (for apples) Peel apples, remove the cores and slice into thin slices, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Butter a 8x8 pan or baking dish and arrange apple slices in bottom of dish. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, rolled oats, apple pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon simplest to work all these ingredients together with hands. When well combined, sprinkle over apples and bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes or until apples become tender. Dont forget the ice cream. Pet of the Month Meet Luda! He was picked up at Otter Springs Campground about three weeks ago and his owners have not claimed him yet. Luda is good with kids, cats and other dogs. To adopt Luda visit the Gilchrist County Animal Shelter at 1799 NW 10th Street in Bell, or call 4634084. I have had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach since Monday morn ing when I walked in the back door the Bell Elementary School incident. First and foremost, my prayers are with the teachers involved and their families. Its a tragic situation. And my heart breaks for the 26 little sets of eyes who watched their teacher be physically accosted by another teach er last week. A school classroom should be a safe haven for students, its disheart ening to know that just four weeks into a new school year that sanctuary has been jeopardized. Students and faculty prepare for an intruder who may come on campus with a lock down drill they practice twice a year. During the drill, stu dents and teachers squeeze into clos ets or bathrooms for a certain amount of time. Its a drill that has been taken seriously at our schools since the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecti day 20 children and six adults were fatally shot by a 20-year-old suffer ing from mental illness. God forbid anything like that should ever happen here. As a parent, I pray daily for my childrens safety. Thats why I didnt bat an eye recently when my daugh ters kindergarten teacher let me know that Allie Claire might come home with questions after her class that day. My response? Better safe than sor ry. As a mother, I want to know our local schools are prepared for any thing and everything that could oc cur. I can handle the questions. They arent easy, and its sad that in the world we live in, innocence is lost at such a tender age, but its reality. superintendent and an administration that doesnt call 911 immediately when there is a threat on campus. The threat at Bell Elementary School last week was not an unknown intruder who walked through the front doors of the school with a gun. Instead, it was a teacher on staff. I understand that we may not have protocol for that, and its certainly not a drill our children have practiced, but I feel safe in saying that one teacher attack ing another in front of a room full of threat. I cannot for the life of me imagine why that teacher was allowed back on campus before an investigation into the incident has concluded. At the very least I would think a psychi atric evaluation is called for. As a parent, I hope the Gilchrist County School Board will closely examine this case, rather than just sweep it under the rug. Please dont play politics with our childrens safe ty. Suwannee River Community Hospital Frank Schupp, spokesperson for Suwannee River Community 28 bed all private room hospital to include emergency services, surgery, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, September 3 with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). I am most appreciative of the over 1,000 letters of support received to date. Citizens, physicians and health care providers are extremely important for AHCA staff to see and read as the letters demonstrate local need and desire for the hospital, said Schupp. Those whom have not sent a letter are encouraged to do so as the cutoff date is fast approaching. Letters can be sent to: Frank Schupp Suwanee River Community Hospital 193 Ventana Blvd. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Fax: (850) 622.0701 AHCA will render a decision on Friday, December 5, 2014. If approved, Schupp envisions groundbreaking early next year and Continue reading the Gilchrist County Journal for updates on the new hospital.

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs ( 352 ) 463-7135 (One Block Past Otter Springs Resort) Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 www.pgbcfl.net Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Worship Service ........................................................ 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Kids Konnection ......................................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 6:30 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 www.rivercrosscowboychurch.org 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." bethelit@bellsouth.net www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com 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 Revival Dates: September 21-24 Times: Sun. Morning at 11:00am, and Sun.-Wed. Nights at 7:00pm Speaker: Rev. James Croft The 3 Tall Evangelist Location: 7070 SW CR 334A, Trenton, FL 32693 For More Info Call 352-463-2028 Come See Floridas Shortest Preacher and his Miniature Pulpit! GET A DOUBLE SCOOP FOR SAME PRICE AS A SINGLE Goodness Gracious Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe located inside Grace Ministry Thrift Store Bell (Next to Akins BBQ) 352-463-8700 Grace-ministry.net Hand-dipped Ice Cream, Fruit Smoothies, Frozen Lattes, Gourmet Coffee, and Tea Tuesday Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-7 Sat 10-3 CERTIFIED FIRM Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing psnorthfla@bellsouth.net In this politically charged season, much is said, many promises made, the truth seems to be little more than the other hand, deception is used as a means to an end and often not according to the Bible, deception 26:19 addresses this problem: Like a madman shooting deadly arrows and says, I was only joking! People who shrug off deliberate deceptions say, I didnt mean it, I was only joking, are worse than careless campers who walk away political world, the status quo is to simply blame someone else for the get burned! to cause others to accept that which is implies the intent to mislead by a something youre not, or that you will interesting that the original Greek word for deceit actually means, felt as though you were trapped by someone elses lie? Left holding the bag by someone you thought you could trust? Or maybe you were the one laying the trap to protect yourself problem is that while practicing deceit may get you off the hot seat way, Psalm 7:15 warns us that He who digs a hole and scoops it out Genesis tells one such story of Jacob be his older brother in order to gain the ceremony that it was the wrong woman wearing that wedding dress! Jacob now knew what it felt like to be with his own hands! Practicing deception is wrong Bible tells us that the truth will set called to speak the truth, we are also Lets require honesty from those we the trap of desiring easy answers to hearts matter! Gilchrist Countys Suwannee River Fair Directors, are pictured from left, Gary McKenzie, Michelle Crawford, and PeeWee Jones. Fair president, got the 2015 fair off to a good start at the General Meeting fair has been a tradition in the triThe annual election of directors County retained their two directors who were up for re-election, Greg County also retained directors Frank A Gilchrist County Director, Hugh Thomas, resigned after years of Fair President Loran Brookins said He went on to say that Thomas had worked tirelessly at the fair through Gilchrist Director Pee Wee Jones was up for election this year and he McKenzie, also of Gilchrist County, Other fair information included notifying those interested in entering the Pullet Contest to contact Trish contest should be placed by October Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Crawford, Jones and McKenzie elected to Suwannee River Fair Board Other important dates are Fat Steer weigh in/tag September 27, from 7 will be held December 6 beginning at dates are set for March 5 through come out and support local youth! Church News Fall Revival Services at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Nebo Baptist Church, September 28 Brown of First Baptist in Cross City, There will be special music each Come and join us as we hear inspiring Celebration Sunday Getting Back to Basics is the theme for Celebration Sunday at Trenton Community Nazarene sports such as kick ball, softball, are circle tag, freeze tag, relay races, kick the can, hide and go seek and up by age groups with something for Board games such as chess, checkers, and dominoes will be to determine the champions of each feature of the day is a bounce house Hamburgers and hot dogs with potato salad, baked beans, chips and dips keeping with the theme of the day, members are making homemade ice Anyone seeking an old-fashioned good time, should come on out said Kathie Porter, Sunday School Trenton Community Nazarene ______________ Good Shepherd Lutheran Submitted It is almost time for Good Shepherd Lutheran Churchs annual Fall Bazaar, of yard sale items and, of course, our bake sale with lots of homemade items that will make great Christmas __________________ American Legion Post 91, which is located on US 129 between Tren public to an installation ceremony for Bill Fossett Commander Elect American Legion Post 91 American Legion Post 91 CON TA CT W OODLAND CRAFT SIGNS F or all y our home vi n yl needs. 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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five BELL ELEMENTARY 9/18 3:15pm AR Afternoon @BES Media Center Progress Reports go Home BELL HIGH SCHOOL 9/18-10/2 Little Ceasars Pizza Fundraiser (Cheerleaders) 9/17-9/30 Abby Candle Fundraiser (AG) 9/18 Progress Reports go Home 4:00pm JV (DH)Volleyball game vs/Cornerstone @BHS 6:30pm JV football game vs/Mayo @BHS 50/50 donation Fundraiser (Jr. Class) @JV FB Game 9/19 7:30pm Varsity football game vs/Trenton @BHS 50/50 donation Fundraiser (Jr. Class) @Varsity FB Game 9/20 5:00pm Fall Pageant (cheerleader fundraiser) @BHS Auditorium 9/22-10/3 Lanyard & Key Chain Fundraiser (Sr. Class) 4/5/6:30 pm MS/JV volleyball game vs/Mayo @Mayo 6:00pm Public Forum (Sherriff) @BHS Auditorium 9/23 4/5/6 pm MS/JV/V volleyball game vs/Trenton @BHS 4:00pm Golf game vs/Lafayette/Trenton @Chiefland TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL 9-18 6:30 JV Football Home vs. Bronson 5/6 JV/V Volleyball @ Interlachen Progress Reports 9-19 7:30 V Football @ Bell Last chance senior formals and Underclassmen pictures 9-22 5 pm V Volleyball vs Cedar Key Cedar Key MS Volleyball (DH) Gym Girls Golf Chiefland 9/23 4/5/6 MS/ JV/V/ Volleyball vs Bell BHS 4:00 Boys Golf Chiefland 9/25 6:30 JV Football vs Mayo Mayo 4:00 Boys Golf Quail Heights, Lake City www.gilchristschools.schoolfusion.us CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 Trenton Tigers Player of the Week Marcus Mannerstedt #8 GILCHRIST AUTO PARTS and SERVICE 463-0705 & Gift Shop NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Town of Bell, Florida has tentatively adopted a budget for 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the BUDGET AND TAXES will be held on September 23rd 2014 at 5:15 P.M. at Bell Town Hall 3240 West Railroad Lane Town of Bell, Florida 32619 Bell Bulldogs Player of the Week Erik Walker #44 Senior Linebacker Fullback Photo by Donny Joiner Photography Mrs. Sheila and Miss Rebekahs PreK class at Trenton Elementary School paid tribute to September 11, 2001 last week. Pictured from left, Mrs. Sheila, Kaylen G., Ayanna G., Peyton F., Perla G., Kendal C., Abbigail H., Joshua D., Christopher H., Jaxson B., Joshua L., Miss Rebekah TES students honor Sept. 11 Lady Bulldogs dominate Dixie, sweep By Shawn Hutto On Monday, Sept. 8 the Lady Bulldogs were back in action at home, this time hosting non-district opponent Dixie County. The Lady Bears entered the match undefeated on the season. That would soon change. Set one got under way and it was obvious from the start Dixie had no answer for Bells hard hitting attack. Behind senior Shelbie Huttos game high 19 kills, the Lady Bulldogs put on a hitting show, attacking from both sides of the court, dismantling Dixie 25-7. Set 2 got underway with Dixie Co. putting forth their best effort, but still were not enough to overtake the Bulldogs as Bell again won 25-21. Set 3 began with the lead trading places early until again the Lady Bulldogs proved they were just too much for Dixie to handle, winning the set 2515 to get the victory. Leading players for the Bulldogs were Ashley Williams with 19 service points; Shelbie Hutto with 19 kills and Baylee Rolling with 24 assists and 12 service points. September 9, 2014 On Tuesday the Lady Bulldogs returned to the Indians. Bell was hoping to extend its winning streak against District 7 started off with the lead changing back and forth until around the 15 point mark when Bell started to pull away. Behind the strong play of seniors Raychel Thomas, Baylee Rolling, Shelbie Hutto and junior Ashton Mathews, the Lady Dogs would again have an aggressive hitting night as made it interesting until Bell came out on top 25-20. In the second set the Lady Bulldogs got rolling and pulled away early cruising to a 25-15 win. In the third set the Lady Indians played hard but again Bells hardhitting attack was too much to handle with the Bulldogs winning 25-17 to complete the sweep. Leading players for the Bulldogs were Raychel Thomas with 15 assists, 8 service points, 2 aces and 3 kills; Shelbie Hutto with 18 kills; Baylee Rolling with 16 assists and Ashton Mathews with 8 service points and 8 kills. By Shawn Hutto On Friday, September 12, Bell hosted its annual Lady Bulldogs participated in the 2-day event. Bronson, Union Co, Williston, Taylor-Pierson and Bell made up the Lady Bulldogs was against the Union County Tigers. This would be the second time the teams had met with Bell sweeping the Tigers the week attacked early and cruised to a 25-16 win. The second set was closer with the lead going back and forth until Bell pulled ahead at the end to win 25-23. The third set was much like attack and went on to win the match with a 25-15 victory. Match two was against Williston. With the Lady Red Devils losing quite a few seniors last year they were no match for the Lady Bulldogs hard hitting attack as Bell cruised to a 25-8, 25-6, 25-10 sweep to win the match. The third match of the evening found the Bulldogs playing the Taylor Lady Wildcats from Pierson, FL. This game would prove to be the toughest of the entire tournament as the Lady Cats looked like they will be a team to contend for the state playoffs this year. Set one was a battle until Taylor pulled out a 27-25 win. Set 2 was almost the same except the Lady Dogs kept just ahead the entire match and was able to get a 25-23 win. With Bell on their third game of the evening and Taylor on their second, fatigue started to play a factor in the game for the Bulldogs. In set 3 the Lady Cats went on the attack, capitalizing on errors from the Lady Dogs cruising to a 25-10 win. With their backs against the wall the Lady Bulldogs dug deep and battled to stay in the game. The Lady Dogs had the advantage late in the game Lady Bulldogs host invitational but errors when the Bulldogs had momentum were costly and Taylor took advantage edging a 26-24 win over Bell to win the match 3-1. On Saturday morning Bell was back on the court to face Bronson. The Lady Bulldogs would be missing 4 starters in this game due to prior commitments for ACT testing. Coach Barry pulled up 5 JV players for the match and they would not disappoint. With 3 regular Bulldogs pulled together for an impressive 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 three game sweep for the victory over the Lady Eagles. A job well done is in order for the 5 JV players that moved up and played outstandingKylee Barry, Makensie Parrott, Kassidy Lander, Jenna Holley and Rebecca Yarbrough. Great job ladies! Overall the LBI was again a success with good competition and sportsmanship. Thanks to everyone who came out to help with all the work needed to make this tournament a success. All three levels of Lady Bulldog volleyball are working hard so please continue to come and support these ladies. Go Bulldogs!

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Suwannee River Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 This notice is applicable to the following counties: All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, Putnam A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. at: Suwannee River Water Management District 9225 County Road 49 (corner of US 90 and CR 49) Live Oak, FL GET REAL AUTO INSURANCE FROM A LOCAL AGENT!!! BEN LARRY CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION 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 Michael Smith picked up a tough few yards when a Dixie defender got penalized for a personal foul, grab By: John M Ayers The Trenton Tigers welcomed a hungry Dixie County Bears team that was charged to end the Tigers 22 games home winning streak. The tended and saw the Bears defeat the Tigers 48-25 in a non district rivalry contest. sides watched as these two teams took their shots at each other wait 17 halftime lead. James Holey caught the games leading rusher (28 for 283 gers defense running 62 yards for cus Mannerstedt, the Tigers Player scored on runs of 52 and 3 yards for the Bears. Trey Simmons and Aaron locker room as Michael Smith scored on a 3 yard run. Mannerstedt added fense forced a Bear turnover giving Tigers marched down to near the red zone where Mannerstedt kicked a 30ter kickoff. The two teams once the third. The Tigers Tre McCleese Tigers to within 3 of the Bears in the a deserving 48-25 win. The Bears will host District 7 1A foe Williston on Friday night. The Tigers will travel to Bell and take on the winless Bulldogs. Both of these 22-game home winning streak ends for the Trenton Tigers By Jason Burrow on defense. added 3 tackles on the night. Photo by Donny Joiner Photography

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven 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 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy......................... $ 5,512,260 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board And other assessment changes.............. $ 53,547 C. Actual property tax levy............................ $ 5,458,713 This years proposed tax levy.......................... $5,644,941 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on September 22, 2014 5:15 P.M. at Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room 210 S. Main Street Trenton, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. September 8, 2014 Tyler Austin Gray, 21, of Bel leview, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs ty, Drugs Selling Schedule III or IV, $200,000.00 bond. Jenny Lynn Hodge, 23, of Old Town, turned herself in to the Failure to Appear, $6,000.00 bond. September 9, 2014 Rich NMN Etienne, 20, of Miami, bond surrender, Gilchrist County Battery Person uses a Deadly Weapon and Smuggle Contraband into Prison any Firearm Weapon or Explosive, $75,000.00 bond. Jesse Jacob Knight, 22, of Dunedin, was arrested by Deputy Back, Probation Violation, no bond. September 10 2014 Doris Irene Whitslar, 50, of Bran ford, was arrested by Suwannee tion Violation, no bond. September 11, 2014 Nathan Allen Jackson, 25, of High Springs, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Knowingly Driving while Licenses Suspended or Revoked, $500.00 bond. Daniel Thomas Ratley, 35, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Strickland, for Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony and Disorderly Conduct Brawling Fighting Corrupt Public Moral and Decency, $260,000.00 bond. Kissie Mecca Robinson, 37, of Gainesville, turned herself in to the Failure to Appear, $5,000.00 bond. September 12, 2014 Timothy G. Baker, 42, of Trenton, was arrested by Gilchrist County Court, for Withholding Support Non-Support of Children or Spouse, $250.00 cash. September 14, 2014 Rey David Reyes-Gamboa, 20, was arrested by Deputy Phillips, Motor Vehicle without Valid License, $2,500.00 bond. _________________ Getting outside into the light has been proven to make people happier, decreases fatigue and improves how we feel about ourselves! The best way to motivate folks to go outside is to tempt them with beautiful things. watching are three things that do just that! Together, Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Centers partners, residents and families have teamed up to create and maintain a beautiful Flower and vegetable gardens at Ayers that attract wildlife for us to enjoy. We have recently added a new volunteer to our group, Carol Bass, a master gardener, that is continuing to involve residents in growing plants of their own. Many of our gardening families help to improve our grounds and contribute to the cause of keeping plants healthy by pulling weeds. Thank you to our inspiration for teaching us that a good dose of light makes us have a better life. Please join us for a visit to our gardens. Lovely Ms. Mable Tummond

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS FISCAL YEAR: 2014-2015 CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: $284,945.00 ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage per $1,000 Ad Valorem Taxes 3.00 $ 99,907.00 Fines and Forfeitures $ 500.00 Sales and Use Taxes $122,736.90 Franchise Taxes $55,000.00 Local Communication Service Tax $21,275.00 Licenses and Permits $9,100.00 Intergovernmental Revenues $39,815.00 Charges for Services $173,930.00 Miscellaneous Revenues $ 1,400.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES: $801,408.90 EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES: General Government $205,443.06 Public Safety $296.433.92 Physical Environment $51,875.00 Transportation $80,500.00 Other Financing Sources (Uses) $ 8,200.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES: $642,451.98 Reserves $158,956.92 TOTAL APPROPRIATE EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES: $801,408.90 No te: The tentative, adopted and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above-mentioned taxing authority as a public record. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on September 23, 2014 5:01 PM City of Fanning Springs City Hall 17651 NW 90th Court Fanning Springs, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. The City of Fanning Springs has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year's property tax levy A. Initially Proposed Tax Levy...................................... $103,117 B. Less Tax Reductions Due To Value Adjustment Board and Other Assessment Changes..................... $416 C. Actual Property Tax Levy.......................................... $102,701 This Years Proposed Tax Levy................................... $105,166 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!" Auto Body Collision Repair We Accept All Insurance Claims Doing business for Over 30 years. Fanning Springs Auto 16720 N.W. Hwy. 19 Fanning Springs 352-463-2387 We Guarantee Our Work as long as you own your car. DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Pictured from left to right: Assistant District Governor Chris Cowart from the Williston Club, Gretchen Rauch, David Rauch receiving a check from Trenton Rotary Club President Lindsey Lander and Gilchrist County Commissioner and longtime Rotarian D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Trenton Rotary Club hosts District Governor The Trenton Rotary Club was host to Rotary District Governor, David Rauch and his wife Gretchen, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. DG Rauch, from the Mid-Bay Bridge Club in Nicevile, gave us a good rundown on what is happening in District 6940 which extends from Williston to Pensacola. He was presented with a $100 check to go to the Rotary Foundation which is helping to wipe out polio worldwide. Evelyn Etheridge is busy working on this baby quilt. The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10th Ave. Ailien and Linda were helping Joyce with her appliqud heart quilt. Evelyn was working on a small quilt, and others were work ing on the quilt in the frame. While everyone was busy with their projects, we were also making plans for Saturday, Oct 4th when some of the group will be at Quilt Days at Dudley Farms between Newberry and Gainesville, others will be setting up our scarecrow Ailien will be at the Museum on that day. Were looking forward to the re turn of our snowbird friends. We hope we can get them involved with a few of our projects. In the less Carriage Club of Florida will come for a visit and the River Rum mage Sale will be going on. Our annual quilt show will start the day after Thanksgiving and run thru Christmas. All of us are retired and wondering just where our free time went. Come on out for a visit and check out the rocking chairs. Log Cabin Quilters Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were fairly steady. Yearlings under 300 lbs remain steady. Year lings over 300 lbs were down slightly from last week, but overall still sell ing very well. Moses & Sons Farms topped the slaughter bull market this week with $140.00 bought by Central Beef. Reid Family Partnership sold the top slaughter cow this week at $132.00 bought by Brown Packing. Terrell Register sold the highest price re placement cow at $225.00 bought by Cracker cattle. Eddie Williams topped the replacement bull market with $172.00 bought by Oak Lake Cattle. Charles Clary sold the high price pair this week at $1650.00 bought by Ter rell Register and the high price year ling went to Foy Reynolds Cattle at $540.00 sold by John Mayo. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 205.00, 520.00, 398.50 200-249, 300.00, 540.00, 404.00 250-299, 250.00, 490.00, 340.36 300-349, 200.00, 365.00, 308.15 350-399, 205.00, 310.00, 277.67 400-449, 212.50, 312.50, 265.81 450-499, 202.00, 285.00, 245.90 500-549, 197.50, 252.50, 227.60 550-599, 205.00, 252.00, 228.71 600-649, 196.00, 248.00, 223.86 650-699, 190.00, 240.00, 214.00 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 200.00, 455.00, 285.00 200-249, 200.00, 355.00, 283.93 250-299, 215.00, 360.00, 251.03 300-349, 225.00, 325.00, 257.69 350-399, 200.00, 285.00, 245.55 400-449, 202.00, 266.00, 242.23 450-499, 200.00, 268.00, 241.94 500-549, 192.00, 254.00, 228.44 550-599, 190.00, 244.00, 226.81 600-649, 210.00, 226.00, 218.00 COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 75.00, 195.00, 134.75 800-1000, 75.00, 195.00, 120.74 1000-1200, 70.00, 225.00, 108.65 1200-1400, 72.00, 195.00, 105.89 1400-1600, 80.00, 132.00, 106.15 1600-1800, 96.00, 132.00, 113.53 BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000,105.00, 117.00, 110.00 1000-1200,115.00, 124.00, 120.00 1200-1400, 91.00, 141.00, 120.20 1400-1600,119.00, 140.00, 125.60 1600-1800,122.00, 133.00, 129.00 1800-2000,121.00, 135.00, 130.00 PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 890.00, 1,650.00, 1,295.00 TOTAL: 861 North Florida Livestock Report

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Nine Gilchrist County Land Transactions ~ Log Cabin Quilters ~ 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. Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Melvin Barker 386-755-4388 (home) 386-965-0006 (cell) Please R.S.V.P. Hosted by: Lake City, Florida www.icsfuneralservices.com YOU ARE INVITED TO BREAKFAST On Tuesday, Sept. 23, we will be holding an information seminar at Akins BBQ and Grill in Bell. We will be discussing such information as cremation options, cremation cost, legal requirements, visitation options and more. Breakfast/Seminar will be at 9:30 a.m. We really hope you are able to attend. Rev. Cody Bennett Rev. Cody Bennett, a faithful, obe dient servant of the Lord, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Rev. Bennett was born in Jack sonville on November 25, 1924. He was saved in 1935 and called to the ministry in July of 1935. He pastored numerous Southern Baptist Churches in Florida and Alabama until retir ing. He still remained in the ministry as an interim pastor for a number of churches after retiring until his health no longer permitted it. He began serving in the United States Army in April of 1943, reaching the level of Sergeant and Squad Leader of Com pany I, 135th Infantry. During his time of service he was the recipient of 2 purple hearts. He enjoyed his family and cooking for their get-to gethers. He is survived by sons; Michael Bennett of Trenton, Mark (Lisa) Ben nett of Middleboro, Kentucky and Paul (Cecilia) Bennett of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughters, Melba (Fred) Cook of Ashford, Alabama and Judy Drake of Clearwater; brother, How ard Bennett, formerly of Trenton and presently of Des Moines, Iowa; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Chloe Ben nett, wife of 22 years, Mittie Bennett, son, Ed Bennett and daughter, Mar sha Miller. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sonshine Memorial Gar dens in Bell. A visitation will be held Friday evening, Sept. 19, 2014 at the funeral home between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, (352) 498-5400. _______________ Celebration of Life for Willie Coates Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, between 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., family and friends are invited to come celebrate the life of Willie Coates, loving hus band, father and PopPop, at the Ma sonic Lodge, 125 NE 2nd Street in Trenton. _______________ Mr. Michael Thomas Hartford Mr. Michael Thomas Hartford, 26, was born in Colorado Springs, Colo rado, to Gary and Cathy Hartford. Michael moved to Florida at the the majority of his life, and recently lived in the Okeechobee and Titus and loved the outdoors and being on the water. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Michael Hartford; his grandmother Jayne Hartford of Dubuque, Iowa; great-grandparents Leo and Thalia Alderman, of Lees burg, and David G. Huntt of Lees burg, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mehie of Dubuque, Iowa Survivors include his mother, Cathy Hartford of Titusville, her partner William Moore; sisters Ash and Courtney Moore of Titusville; and brother Jonathan Moore of Titus ville; his Pop and Granny, Bryan and parents David L. and Kathy Huntt of Leesburg, grandfather Mike Hartford of Dubuque, Iowa, great -grandmoth ers Lou Hartford of Farley, Iowa, and Nathalie Huntt of Leesburg; two aunts, Rachel (Denver) Turner, of Inverness and Trish (Greg) Turner of Trenton; three uncles, Bubba (Lori) Hartford of Dubuque, Iowa, Gregg Hartford of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nephew Kaiden Gary Horne; and Several cousins, great aunts and un cles and friends. Services to be announced at a later date. _______________ Mr. Michael Lee Kyle Mr. Michael Lee Kyle of Mont verde passed away September 12, 2014 at Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on February 14, 1959 in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised in Mt. Gil ead, Ohio. In his time in Montverde, Michael was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montverde. Michael was an avid car enthusi ast, proven by the restoration of his beautiful 1955 Chevy. He enjoyed as an MEP engineer throughout the states and several countries, which included the Caribbean, Asia, and Bahamas. Michael is survived by his wife, Sheryl Kyle; his daughter, Melissa Kyle; his father and step mother, Neil and Barbara Kyle; his sisters, Judy Turmenne and Chrissy Kyle Francis, and brother David Kyle. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Kyle. He was well cherished by many more family members, includ ing cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., Mt. Olive Cemetery with Pas A visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday evening, Sept. 15, 2014 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Flowers are always appreciated, but the family would also/instead ap preciate a donation towards a cure for Lymphoma. Please donate in Mi chaels name. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City. _______________ Mr. Curtis Dwayne Land Curtis Dwayne Land, 52, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Curtis was born September 26, 1961 in McClenny to Howell Daniel Land Sr. and the former Dorris Cain. Curtis was of the Baptist faith and worked as a heavy equipment op erator on big farms, mainly growing watermelons. In his spare time he en was preceded in death by his father, Howell Daniel Land, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Dorris Cain Martin, and step-father Sidney Martin, of Newberry; three daughters, CITY OF TRENTON BUDGET SUMMARY FY 2014-2015 General Fund Proposed Millage 3.1055 Mills THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF TRENTON ARE 4.8% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. GENERAL FUND REVENUE Ad Valorem Taxes $ 164,632 Other Tax Revenue $ 411,002 Licenses $ 8,000 Intergovernmental $ 112,706 Service Fees $ 269,211 Fines $ 3,871 Miscellaneous $ 17,927 Earmarked $ 11,651 Grant Revenue $ 1,000 Total Revenue $ 1,000,000 GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES Commission $ 50,542 Finance / Administration $ 271,547 Legal Counsel $ 28,700 Non-Departmental $ 62,420 Police $ 194,810 Fire $ 103,077 Code Enforcement & Animal Control $ 36,280 Cemetery Maintenance $ 350 Roads & Streets $ 208,637 Recreation $ 10,710 Interfund Transfer $ 32,927 Total Expenditures $ 1,000,000 Fund Balance/Reserves $ -0WATER SEWER FUND REVENUE Total Operating Revenue $ 1,159,670 Total Revenue $ 1,159,670 WATER SEWER FUND EXPENDITURES Total Operating Expenditures $ 1,110,500 Total Non-Operating Expenditures $ 49,170 Total Expenditures $ 1,159,670 Fund Balance/Reserves $ -0COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT FUND REVENUE Total Revenue $ 392,521 COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT FUND EXPENDITURES Total Expenditures $ 143,300 Fund Balance/Reserves $ 249,221 The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in City Hall located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Publish: September 18, 2014 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The City of Trenton has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy .............................. $ 158,618 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes............................... $ (813) C. Actual property tax levy.................................... $ 159,431 This years proposed tax levy....................................... $ 164,632 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM at the TRENTON COMMUNITY CENTER 214 SE 3rd Avenue TRENTON, FL 32693 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. Alton Langford to Lee Davidson and Amanda L. Clark, quit claim deed, 340916000000060000. Richard Wilson Strehl, Jr. to Rich ard Wilson Strehl, Sr. and Richard Wilson Strehl, Jr., quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 2 Block 8, Suwannee River South, 050815036000080020. Edwin Agraves and Kraig Lee Agraves to Edwin Agraves, quit claim deed, $10.00, Lot 28 The Hills. James R. Lewis, Serena D. Lewis f/ k/a Serena D. Rutter to Merrie Jenelle Shelton, warranty deed, $128,000.00, 171015000000160010. Lester J. Metzler, Sr. and Lester J. Metzler, Jr. to Lester J. Metzler, Sr. Declaration of Trust, Lester J. Metzler, Sr. Trustee, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 10 KKL&S Estates, 300716005700000100. Narcisco O. Lopez and Dulce A. Lopez to Narcisco O. Lopez, Dulce A. Lopez, Kevin A. Lopez and Mi cael A. Lopez, enhanced life estate deed, $10.00, 22-09-14. Marvin H. Halberstein Estate, Marurianna Wilson Personal Rep resentative to Santford R. Wilson, III and Thomas E. Wilson, person al representative release, $10.00, 200915000000030030, 2013 CP 1348 Alachua County. Florida Credit Union to Low ell Chesborough, warranty deed, $10,000.00, Lot 17 Block B, Sun N Fun Unit 6, 1410160556000B0170. Jodieann Michelle Hancock f/k/a Jodieann Michelle Sapp to Carolyn M. Cobb, quit claim deed, $10.00, 05-09-15-0105-0000-0240. Shawnna Coleen Brooks to Caro lyn M. Cobb, quit claim deed, $10.00, 05-09-15-0105-0000-0240. Howell Lancaster, Jr. to Antonio Chiarella and Chrissie Chiarella, warranty deed, $18,500.00, Lot 12, Suwannee Gilchrist Farms Unit 2. Windy Stella Ponce to Daryl Alan Snodgrass, quit claim deed, $10.00, 7-8-9. Robert Pearce to Robert Pearce and Staci N. Dubois, quit claim deed, $10.00, 32-06-15-0065-0160-0000. Debbie L. Lowery f/k/a Debbie Jones to Melverd J. Anderson, war ranty deed, $25,000.00, 04-10-160000-0001-0020. Deborah J. Wiley to Gilchrist County Land Trust and Joslyn W. Daignault Trustee, quit claim deed, $0, 280914-00000006-0000. Deborah J. Wiley to Gilchrist County Land Trust and Joslyn W. Daignault Trustee, quit claim deed, $0, 280914-00000005-0000. Deborah J. Wiley to Gilchrist County Land Trust and Joslyn W. Daignault Trustee, quit claim deed, $0, 280914-00000006-0010. Jerry D. Taylor, Patricia A. Taylor, Option One Mortgage Loan Trust and Wells Fargo Bank NA Trustee to Option One Mortgage Loan Trust and Wells Fargo Bank NA Trustee, wannee River Springs Unit 3. James R. Baker to Kimberly P. Baker, quit claim deed, $0.00, 16-1015-0048-0026-0010. _______________ Casey Nichole Land, of Tallahassee, Alabama, Kaylee Danielle Land, of Ocala, and Payton L. Land, of Fort Myers; one brother, Howell Danny Land, of Mayo, a step-brother, Alan Martin, of Newberry; two grandsons; his companion, Sue Jefferson, of Ft. Myers, and numerous nieces, neph ews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Midway Baptist Church in Mayo, ing. A private interment followed in Land Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service, also at Midway Baptist Church. All arrangements were under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Mayo. You may send condolences to the family at joepburnsfuneralhomes. com. _______________ Mrs. Diane Kay Whiddon Mrs. Diane Kay Whiddon, 63, of Bell, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Mrs. Whiddon was born in Flint, Michigan on September 18, 1950. She moved to Bell 29 years ago from Perry. She worked in the dairy indus try as a milker and feeder. She is survived by sons, James Clinton Long of Flint, Michigan and John Levy Martin of Bell; daugh ters, Barbara Whiddon of Bell, Misty Carter of Perry, Patty Martin and Kathy Martin; brothers, Daniel Long of Alabama, Bobby Long of New York, and Douglas Long of Haines City; sister, Sandra Martin of Haines City; and 6 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Trenton Cemetery Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. A visitation was held at the funeral home, Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, 2014 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, (352) 498-5400. _______________

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Ten Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 38-2014 DR600 DON MILLER AND MARILYN MILLER, Petitioner and BRITTANY GYORVARY, Respondent. ___________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY TO: BRITTANY GYORVARY, address unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition of Temporary Custody has required to serve a copy of your written 32621 before service on Petitioner or If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated August 13, 2014. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Sue Smith _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 21-2014-CA-12 JANICE S. PHILMAN, vs. PAPAROCK LLC. A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, JOHN C. ROCKY WILKERSON, SHELDA S. WILKERSON AND WILLIAM F. PERKINS, Defendants. _________________________/ CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN, that, in accordance highest and best bidder for cash, at the Wade Street, Trenton, FL on November 3, SECTION 6: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of the point of beginning. Being two acres of in the Southwest corner of the Northwest TOGETHER WITH A MERIT Dated September 2, 2014. Todd Newton (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) _____________ PUBLIC NOTICE The Suwannee River Economic poor. The representative need not be poor, but must be chosen in a manner to insure that they represent the poor. To be Inc. Board Members: of performance. (2013-2018). The SREC, Inc. Board of Directors ______________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the under with the Secretary of State, Division of wit: Wild Imaginations Tattoo Studio at 3280 Powers Avenue Underwhich we are engaged in business That the parties interested in said business are: 3280 Powers Avenue ____________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON FINAL BUDGET HEARING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 be ginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Trenton Com munity Center located at 214 SE 3rd Av enue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Consent Items 1. Minutes, Tentative Budget Hearing, September 9, 2014 D. Action Items 1. Resolution 2014-10, Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 2. Resolution 2014-11, Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 E. Public Comment F. Adjourn PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Taylor Brown City Manager Publish September 18, 2014b ______________ INVITATION TO BID COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA WASTEWATER SYSTEM EXTENSION PHASE II, SUBSECTION III: WASTEWATER SYSTEM EXTENSION CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA Bidders must have prior experience as main systems in accordance with the requirements contained in the Instructions to Bidders to be considered. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the The Owner reserves the right to waive _______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 21-2014-CA-000028 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, vs. LAUREN E. NITCH Defendants(s) ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant September 8, 2014, and entered in Case No. 21-2014-CA-000028 of the Circuit wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE and best bidder for cash, the South Door at 11:00 AM, on November 10, 2014, the LOT THREE (3), HAGAN ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date withing 60 days after the sale 2014. TODD NEWTON (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) IMPORTANT who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Suite 100 ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA 3811 Frederica Rd. v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF ERNEST SULLIVAN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION MINUTES, 08 SECONDS WEST, POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 01 DEGREES, INTERSECTS THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SEABOARD COASTLINE RAILROAD THENCE RUN ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SEABOARD COASTLINE BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, bidder, for cash, on November 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST, or as soon thereafter as the Statutes. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining with the Clerk of Court no later than a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are seven days prior to the proceeding. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., vs. BILLY C. TOBIAS A/K/A BILLY J. TOBIAS A/K/A Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant September 8, 2014, and entered in Case CARL R. FOGLEMAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARL R. FOGLEMAN, GE MONEY BANK, BILLY C. TOBIAS A/K/A BILLY J. TOBIAS A/K/A BILLY JAMES TOBIAS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY C. TOBIAS A/K/A BILLY J. TOBIAS A/K/A BILLY JAMES TOBIAS, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR at 11:00 AM, on November 10, 2014, the LOT 22, CAIN MILL WOODS SECOND ADDITION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 80 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A 1999 PALM BEARING VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS PH0911401AFL AND PH0911401BFL AND FLORIDA TITLE NUMBERS 77809895 AND 77809893, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THERETO. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN SINGLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A 1992 LIBE BEARING VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 10L22485 AND FLORIDA TITLE NUMBER 62746615, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THERETO. a/k/a 2110 NE 83RD TERRACE, HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643 2014. TODD NEWTON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are appearance. If you are hearing or voice If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org. Submitted By: Miami, FL 33131 ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Circuit in and for GILCHRIST County, YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRIE IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 112 SOUTH MAIN STREET, TRENTON in at 11:00 A.M., on the 10 day of November, FEET OF LOT 2, BLOCK 8, MRS. NANNIE HOLMES ADDITION TO TRENTON ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. than the property owner as of the date of Todd Newton (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: This notice is provided pursuant to In accordance with the Americans with in order to participate in this proceeding, provisions of certain accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you Court Administrator at 112 South Main 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., vs. UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant dated September 8, 2014, and entered in wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., STACEY E. ROGERS are defendants. I cash AT THE SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 112 SOUTH MAIN STREET, TRENTON in GILCHRIST 418 FEET OF NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 FLEETWOOD SPRING HILL, MANUFACTURED HOME, TODD NEWTON (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) This notice is provided pursuant accordance with the Americans with in order to participate in this proceeding, contact the Court Administrator at 112 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 _____________ NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDI NANCE BY THE BOARD OF COM MISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TREN TON, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Board of Commissioners of the City of or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City of Trenton Community may be inspected by any member of the heard with respect to the ordinance. ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 2012-05, ORDINANCE NUMBER 2012-06, AND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2013-03, PERTAINING TO WA TER METERS; WATER AND SEWER UTILITY FEES; DEPOS ITS; CONNECTION CHARGES; PAYMENT OF FEES AND DIS CONTINUANCE OF SERVICE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANC ES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT HEREWITH TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CON FLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEV ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. one or more future dates. Any interested City Manager, 114 North Main Street, said meeting. the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to en s ure that a verba tim record of the proceedings is made, based. _______________ RFP: PROGRAM EVALUATOR FOR THE SEEC TEACHER INCENTIVE FUND (TIF) 4 FEDERAL GRANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS GILCHRIST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 310 NW 11th Avenue REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP TITLE: tive Fund (TIF) Grant RFP NUMBER: RFP QUESTIONS: to David Dose at Dosed@mygscd.org 2014. SCOPE OF WORK: supporting Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) RFP OPENING DATE: October 3, 2014 LOCATION: 310 NW 11th Avenue RFP RECEIPT TIME: RFP OPENING TIME: NOTE: RFP RECEIPT TIME IS DIFFERENT FROM RFP OPENING TIME NAME OF PERSON TO CONTACT: David Dose, Finance Director Dosed@mygcsd.org ADVERTISEMENT DATE: ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:15 p.m., or as soon as possible following the Final Budget Hearing, in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Scheduled Guests D. Unscheduled Guests E. Consent Items F. Action Items 1. observance day Rate Adjustment 3. Purchase of Trench Box -+/4. Fire Department shower repair/ rehab G. Tabled Items H. Discussion Items I. Board member Requests J. City Attorney Report K. City Manager Report L. Public Comments M. Adjourn PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record City Manager ______________ NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the MONDAY, September 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commis proposed agenda : 4:00 p.m. ) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 6. County Administrator 4:15 p.m. LHAP 4:45 p.m. Acres 5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. FINAL Budget Hearing Budget 10. Commissioners Reports 12. New Business 14. Adjourn PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person the Commission with respect to any mat ter considered at said hearing, that person that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR. CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON CLERK OF COURT Pub. Sept. 18, 2014b. ______________

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All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Ph (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COSMETOLOGY 209 Duty DaysTenure Track Position # F99945 Full-time instructor to teach a class of up to 25 students to prepare them to pass the state license examination. Requires an Associates degree (AA or AS). Must be licensed cosmetologist with at least five years of experience; work well with others; patient; disciplined; organized; able to multi-task; able to teach using a variety of methods including technology such as PowerPoint, email, web sites, Microsoft Office; strong people management skills. Desirable Qualifications: Bachelors degree; prior teaching experience; management experience. Salary: Based on degree and experience. Application Deadline: 10/15/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Ph (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment SPANN'S Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 463-6440 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Manual D & J and Energy Forms Mobile Homes / Houses / Business Locally Owned & Operated "Our Customers Come First" Located on Hwy. 129 LICENSED & INSURED RA 0029414 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1975 Air Conditioning & Heating RESGISTRAR SPECIALIST I Fast-paced, front-line position requiring extensive, accurate data entry, analytical thinking skills, independent initiative, ability to handle confidential records and multiple priorities, someone who is detail oriented, and experienced with detailed records. Requires high school diploma plus three years records management experience. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may substitute for high school graduation. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an Associate Degree or Certificate in a related area. Knowledge of business English and general office procedures. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to manage high volume of records. Salary: $23,373 annually plus benefits Application Deadline: 10/2/14 Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment

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Page Twelve THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL OFFICIAL NON-PARTISAN BALLOT FOR PRIMARY CITY ELECTION City of Fanning Springs, Florida October 7, 2014 FOR MAYOR VOTE FOR ONE To vote for a person whose name is printed on the Ballot, place a cross (X) mark to the right of the name of the person for whom you desire to vote. June Ladewig Howell Trip Lancaster Cheryl Nekola Rodger Nogaki FOR COUNCIL SEAT NO. 4 VOTE FOR ONE Frances Grantham Ron Queen Whitney Stoney Smith Pictured from left, Chief McQueen, Steven Edgell, Chris Carlson, Chris Anderson, Mike MacKenzie, Elania Spain and Roy Spain. Submitted Patriot Day is recognized by US Law for the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and to honor not only those who died in the Twin Towers but to also honor those many brave men and women from the Emergency Services who risked their lives to help rescue the victims of the attack. Of those First Responders, 411 lost their own lives in this attempt. It was with great respect and honor that on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 held a dinner to honor the First Responders from the Fanning Springs Fire and Rescue and Levy County everyday protecting the residents of this area. The Sons of AMVETS and Post 422 Ladies Auxiliary, along with AMVETS Post 422, provided a steak dinner with all the trimmings them and show our appreciation for all that they do. AMVETS Post 422 would especially like to thank those members who helped put this important event together and without whom it wouldnt have happened: Sons of AMVETS Paul Arnold and Allen Luzader who cooked all the steaks; and members of the Ladies Auxiliary who prepared all the side dishes and desserts: Wendy Luzader, Vickie Spillers, Judy Poitevint, Teresa Lett, Teresa Ingram, Peggy Fowler, Loretta Weichart, Maria Gonzales, Hazel Peterson, Shirley Strom, Vickie Daniels, Margie Barto, Pat Engesser and Marvine Roberts. Thank you for a job well done! Patriot Day Remembrance The Carey E. McDonald Award was presented to Cheri Langford, Trenton High Principal and Rob Rankin from Shelton Crews, the Executive Director of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Friday evening in a pre-game ceremony. The award recognizes THS as having the most successful athletic program in 2013-14 school year in Shelton Crews presented a plaque to Trenton High School Principal Cheri Langford and Superintendent Robert Rankin. THS is #1 TAILGATE PARTY You are invited to a Friday, Oct. 3 6 pm Gilchrist County Journal 207 North Main Street, Trenton FREE Food & Fellowship Cattle Rule Chapter 5c-31, Florida Administrative Code, has been published with an effective date of September 4. This means that if you own cattle and they are moved from your place their ear. Exceptions are if they are directly to slaughter, or cattle moving between pastures under normal cattle operations. Tags are available free of charge through the Division of Animal Industry by calling (850) 4100900. The department will provide a 60 day period of education and time to get your tags. Stock markets will be providing information during this period. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture you must be in compliance by November 4, 2014 or enforcement actions will be taken.