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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 44 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, March 29, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area March 29, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Weaver and Drew honored at Suwannee River Fair honor last week in Trenton. Makayla, 7 and Tristan, 11 both of Gilchrist County, were just two of the lucky winners in the bicycle drawing on Saturday. Community Supports The Gilchrist community and sur rounding areas came out to take part of Dale Lindsey on Friday, March 23. Local longtime contractor Dale Lindsey has been battling cancer for nearly two years. A group of friends formed a committee to organize a held at the Gilchrist County Womans Club building. with longtime friends from through out the area. It was reported that he ity of this community. an auction, but in the end they had that was donated for the silent auc tion went for $500. had hoped for and more. One mem ber stated, The turnout from the community and surrounding area was tremendous, it makes us proud to be part of a community with such big hearts! Levy County Agent Anthony Drew on left as he and Marvin Weaver, County Agent in Gilchrist, receive awards of appreciation from Suwannee River Fair President Loran Brookins just before the sale began on Wednesday, March 21. were honored for their many years of County Agent in Gilchrist County started out as the Steer Show Super intendent, then became the grounds keeper many years ago. That job requires working a week before the fair, setting up pens, checking water from Lancaster Correctional work another week tearing down, cleaning easier once he had the inmates to help. Still during the nearly two week and makes sure the bathrooms are in working order. all the jobs that no one sees and often the worst jobs at the fair. Brookins missed because you could count on him to get the job done and at one time or another, he has done almost photos for a few years. Anthony Drew, another longtime County, helped with the fair for around 20 years. During his time at ager for a number of years. friends, often working together on ag issues concerning area farmers. Brookins said, The Fair Directors wanted to honor these men because fair, but for the farmers in both coun ties. They will surely be missed when they both retire in December of this year. By Cindy Jo Ayers Fair livestock sale does well once again a big success again this year thanks to 387 animals selling on Wednesday, March 21. Some $933,282.00 was bid for sale animals exhibited by the 4-H and FFA youth of the Tri-County area. As always the sale starts off with the winners in each catagory of sell Swine was exhibited by Mason Boyd of Williston Wranglers 4-H Club in weight 275 pounds and sold for $ 20.50 per pound. The buyers were V. E. Whitehurst & Sons, Harrison Log ging, Knauff Funeral Home, Jim and Trina Cason, A & H Logging, Two by Two Learning Center, Etheridge Produce, Nature Coast Insurance, Deborah Epperson/Jeff Gleason, The School Board, Etheridge Cattle Com pany, Agri-Aiders, Jerry Mills III and Tori Mills, The Head Family, Hal and Grand Champion Fat Steer, was ex Sr. FFA. Sale weight for the steer was 1319 pounds and he sold for $ 7.50 per pound. The buyers were NAPA & Furnishings, Drummond Financial Group, Mayo Fertilizer, Jonah Brock, Ag Pro, L & J Farms, Ayers Carpen zer Baptist Church, HT Cattle Com pany, Smith Assets/Smith Law Firm and Shadow Trailers. Grand Champion Feeder Steer, was shown by Linden Teague of Bucka roos 4-H Club of Gilchrist County. Lindens steers sale weight was 742 pounds and he sold for $ 6.70 per pound. The buyers were Palms Medi cal Group, NAPA Trenton, North Florida Peanut, Wilson Gas, Burger Spot, Circle H Ag Supply, Duke son, Linda Philman, Bobby Schultz, Gilchrist Sheriff/Congressman Ted rant, Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster, Smith Farms of Bell, Farm Bureau Insurance, Waste Pro, Smith Asset Management/Smith Law Firm, Trenton Mayor Lee Deen, Gilchrist and Krystal Holley, Gilchrist School Board member Gina Geiger, and C. W. Strickland. Grand Champion Wether exhibited FFA had a sale weight of 105 and went for $ 10.00 a pound. The buyers were Scott and Melissa Mills, Tiner School Superintendent Jeff Edison, Smith Asset Management/Smith Law and Sandra Hodge. Home Grown Grand Champion Fat Steer exhibited by Briar Mitchell of Trenton Middle FFA. Briars steer had a selling weight of 1353 pounds and sold for $4.75 per pound. Buyers include Florida Skin Cancer & Der matology, Farm Bureau, Troy Smith stock Market, Furst McNess, Jonah Brock of Ag Pro, Commercial Gate Bobby Schultz, Gilchrist Sheriff, Smith Asset Management/Smith Law Kimberly Hines. Home Grown Grand Champion Feeder Steer was exhibited by Cars en McKenzie of Trenton Middle FFA. The steers sale weight was 728 and it went for $ 4.50 per pound. man Sanchez, and Jerry and Debbie Wright. shown by Kellie Swails of Dixie Wranglers 4-H. The sale weight Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce held its free annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24. were able to go down the giant slide as well as try their hand at lawn egg scramble. I call it that because real scramble. After the egg hunt, those who had registered were entered in a drawing. groups, both boys and girls, as well as some really nice Easter gift baskets. The Ancient City Ensemble (ACE) from the Fanning Springs Park stage to begin. Gatorland Water Ski Show Team came back for the second year to the remember years ago when they all banded together to put on a ski show in the same location at Fanning Springs. good fun, smiling faces, and near perfect weather. Im sure this will keep an eye out for announcements when next years date is set. By Cindy Jo Ayers A Desire to Make A Difference A desire to make a difference honorable undertaking. My name is on the County Commission. farm just outside of Trenton. Gilchrist County is like a big family. I deeply talking with you about how we can County School Board as the Director local Community Colleges, as well With your help, I was elected to the Gilchrist County School Board School Board Member from 2008 to 2016. I did not seek re-election in set necessary to represent you well as a County Commissioner. I completed leadership training each year in regards to the Florida Statutes and contract negotiations. role in the establishment of policy, negotiating contracts, and casting My background in accounting, coupled with business insight, and suggestions from many of you, will allow me to make a meaningful contribution to the future of Gilchrist County. I humbly ask for your call 352-538-7467 or email me at Put Bob on the Board, Clemons for County Commissioner, District 2. Sincerely, Bob Clemons Bob Clemons Egg hunters scrambling for eggs. The Gatorland Water Ski Show Team on Saturday. Continued on page 8 Parents Allowed Input in Adoption of New Science Textbooks Bullying Continues to Be a Concern of Parents By Janet Bradley Parents Allowed Input In Adoption of New Science Textbooks Bullying Continues to Be a Con cern of Parents At the March 13 School Board Meeting, the Instructional Materials Plan for 2017-2018 was presented. New Science Textbooks are being adopted for K-12 and the timeline for this was explained to the board. Beginning March 14, 2018, a twentygins. The student textbooks will be petition to protest the science instruc tional materials will also be posted period ends April 2. open public comments on the rec ommended instructional materials at the April 3 meeting. School Board will transpire at the April 17 meeting. On April 18, following school board dar day window is open for parents or residents to contest adopted mate rials. To protest, a parent or resident ed by the school board. The thirtyContinued on page 3


Page Two THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Tide Tables For The Week of 3/29 to 4/4 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 12:57 AM 3.2 Low 7:55 AM -0.4 29 High 1:57 PM 3.0 Low 8:04 PM 0.4 F High 1:49 AM 3.3 Low 8:34 AM -0.3 30 High 2:27 PM 3.1 Low 8:47 PM 0.1 Sa High 2:36 AM 3.3 Low 9:09 AM -0.1 31 High 2:54 PM 3.2 Low 9:27 PM -0.2 Su High 3:18 AM 3.3 Low 9:42 AM 0.1 1 High 3:21 PM 3.3 Low 10:04 PM -0.3 M High 3:59 AM 3.1 Low 10:12 AM 0.4 2 High 3:48 PM 3.3 Low 10:40 PM -0.3 Tu High 4:39 AM 2.9 Low 10:41 AM 0.7 3 High 4:15 PM 3.3 Low 11:16 PM -0.3 W High 5:19 AM 2.7 Low 11:11 AM 0.9 4 High 4:44 PM 3.3 Low 11:53 PM -0.2 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 $25.00 A Year In Gilchrist County $30.00 Levy and Dixie Counties $40 Out of the Area Chris Rogers, Cindy Jo Ayers, Carrie Mizell, Beverly Langford, Cindy Sheffield, Anita Bryant, and Matthew Harrell 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 Socials Farm Bureau Scholarship The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau will again award one qualifying senior from each high school in Gilchrist and Dixie Counties a $1,000 scholarship this spring. Students receiving the scholarship are to use the funds towards college tuition fees and/or books and supplies. Dixie County applications are due to the 13th. Gilchrist County applications and further information at the local Spring Plant Sale in Ft. White The Columbia County Librarys 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ft. White branch off SR 47. Flowers, vegetables, herbs, native and butter The Library is located at 17700 FL-47, Fort White, FL 32038. The plant sale will be held in the parking lot behind the library. The sale funds the librarys pur chase of heirloom seeds available free to area gardeners. Afternoon Tea to be held April 7 at Putnam Lodge to benet Relay for Life Beauchamp. Wear a fancy hat if you like. Let our family take care of yours. Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Schedule and Same-Day Appointments, 490-5005 1113 NW 23rd Ave Chiefland, FL 32626 (In front of Walmart) We proudly welcome Barbara Williams, ARNP. She has over 20 years of Pediatric Experience Well Child Visits, ADHD/ADD Care, Childhood Immunizations, School Physicals, Sports Physicals, Acute Care. Accepting all Medicaid and Most Insurance Plans. When you call our oce you will be answered directly by our Friendly Receptionist. WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 Submitted Gilchrist Rotarians about managing water usage for crops. The Gilchrist Rotary Club enjoyed an informative presentation by Monday, March 26th at the Womans Club in Trenton. Rotarian Karen us about the use of soil moisture Rotary President Bob Clemons, Rotarian Karen Jones and Justin Jones sensors that provide continuous soil tracking through the internet to the users electronic device for real-time monitoring of ideal crop irrigation. Founded in 2014, this technology regulate. One sensor for 60 acres is generally required and the probe can be purchased or rented, depending on the individual situation. The most important aspect of the BMP Logic System is the coaching and teaching that is provided to the user; this personal advisement is the key to interpreting the data provided from the sensors and helps the farmer to Chefs Table Bistro catered the luncheon of fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, salad with assorted dressings, rolls and butter and cookies. Trenton Quarterback Club Pork Dinner Fundraiser The Trenton Quarterback Club has planned a pork dinner fundraiser on on Main Street in Trenton. So stop on by and pick up a pork dinner which includes green beans, baked beans and dessert. The funds raised will go to support Trenton Summers, Trip Lancaster, Lester Niki Walker, Troy Davis, Debra Forsythe and Samantha Owens on March 31st; Mae Carolyn Brown, Bullington, Billy Cannon, Brent Bobby Skidmore on March 30th; Mr. 2nd. Pat and Jim Elliott Submitted The Levy-Gilchrist Retired regular, monthly meeting on Monday, March 19th at The Gathering Table he usually leads our pledge and the Year for 2017. What a privilege to have such a conscientious member in our local unit! Legislatively, President Rick Reed discussed bills that have been passed; we need to hold our state elected vote. The FRS remains one of the state retirement systems, for which we are grateful. There are over Mrs. Karen Philman, our volunteer coordinator, reported that our unit amassed almost 2000 volunteer hours for the 2017 year. Discussion was held concerning our election cycle; we are completing year one of a two year cycle, so our elected terms. had the program and spoke on test our knowledge of chickens and cattle. Mrs. Betsy Scott scores highest with only 2 wrong and Paula fared much worse. We learned what and learned that unwashed eggs can sit unrefrigerated for up to 2 months. They have a natural covering that renders them safe; if you wash them, gestation almost equals a humans and vinegar added to chicken water will aid in their absorption of proteins. It was fun, and informative. They also gifted each family with a container of eggs from their 18 chickens. Rick and Sue Reed hosted the 16th for our next meeting; Paula and computer helps. Betsy Scott is the hostess. Levy-Gilchrist Retired Educators Association Meeting Monday morning crash County when he crashed his Nissan of the vehicle. The driver ran off the roadway and overturned as the ve hicle crashed into a fence. The condi tion of the driver or whether he was transported was not in the report. The driver was charged with failure to im


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Local News Wanted at the Journal If you have Church News, Re union News or local event news please email it to the Gilchrist County Journal at gcjreport@ or call 463-7135 for more information. By Cindy Jo Ayers "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 FLORIDA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANIES BEN COLSON Agent AUTO LIFE HOME Office: 352-463-2298 Fax: 352-463-3877 Claims: 1-866-275-7322 306 West Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Parents Allowed Input in Adoption of New Science Textbooks Bullying Continues to Be a Concern of Parents day period to contest ends on May 17, and if materials are contested, a public hearing will be held in June With bullying legislation in place for several years, students and par ents have become aware of reporting incidents. Three parents appeared be fore the board concerned about bully their children at school. The students attend three different schools in the district. The board is concerned about the complaints and will be scheduling a Bullying and Discipline Workshop. Superintendent Rankin stated the Department of Education has been contacted to speak to ad ministrators in April regarding bully ing. Senate Bill 1172, also known as the HOPE Scholarship Bill, recently passed and gives funding to Florida students who have been bullied al lowing them to transfer to a different public or private school. The Board also approved the State of Florida Auditor General Opera 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 Silly rabbit Easter is for Jesus. from a t-shirt We rambled off to Tallahassee, Thomasville, and Ozark, Alabama last week. The We was my daugh ter, Carrie and her girls Allie and Car oline. The destination was the Spring French Country Flea Market which older furniture, antiques, jewelry and crafts. We were there when the french two hours. to visit Thomasville, Georgia. It had been years since we visited there and I had forgotten what a great shopping destination it is. The brick streets and beautiful old downtown buildings are so pretty. Thomasville has lots of fun girly shops to plunder through. Fact is, Thomasville would make a great girls day trip. Quail hunting has al ways been big in this area of south Georgia and many of the shops re If you by chance or on purpose ville, let me recommend Jonahs Fish and Grits on Jackson Street. I had the Shrimp and Grits, oh man they were to die for. Carrie had the Crab Cake BLT and it was delicious too. I noted that the fried shrimp were hand breaded and look great too. They also have chicken, chops and steak on the menu as well as several great looking salads. There was a sweet message at the bottom of the menu that blessed my forgiven. The founder of the restau rant, Caleb Brown, wrote, Like the prophet Jonah, the path that lead me to establishing Jonahs Fish & Grits was neither straight nor easy. It has been through pain and failure that set the course of my life towards some thing greater. Being swallowed by a few whales has allowed me to dis cover Gods restoration and purpose for my life. We all make mistakes, have trials, and go through times of suffering, but there always remains forgiveness and hope in Jesus. My prayer is that you will experience something more than great food at Jonahs. wrong with Jonahs was that its so far away from Gilchrist County. Carrie recommend the 1884 Paxton House, a bed and breakfast for those who plan an overnight stay in Thom asville. The Paxton is located in a quaint neighborhood within walking distance of historic downtown. The city of Thomasville was just as pretty as I remember with lots of ers blooming. There is an Old South feel to this city, that was founded in 1825 and named for Jett Thomas, a general in the war of 1812. --This 7-Up Salad is perfect for Eas just right to accompany baked ham and best yet, it can be made the night before. Springtime 7-Up Salad 1 3-ounce box lemon gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup 7-Up soda Pour the gelatin into a small bowl. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and dissolve the gelatin. Cool for about 15 minutes. Beat softened cream cheese until until smooth. Stir in the drained pine apple, sugar, vanilla, and pecans, stir until all is incorporated well. Slowly add the 7-Up and stir till mixed in. Pour into glass serving dish of choice and chill for 3 to 4 hours or over night. Note: 1 cup of miniature marsh mallows can be added to this recipe. Continued from page 1 the report was the enhancement of District controls over the procure ment and payment for the services required background screenings were not always timely performed for ap plicable District employees. The Districts response to the contractual rently working with the Board of County Commissioners to establish a written contract for the School Re satisfactory receipt of services ren dered prior to payment. In response to the background screenings, the District stated the Human Resources Department has taken the necessary steps to identify each employee who has not obtained the required back ground screenings by conducting an internal audit of each employee and data system. All employees are cur rently up to date with background screenings. During last weeks stormy weather this longleaf pine fell on a building at Trenton High School. The pines on campus were planted by the FFA members over 70 years ago. Commission adds Destin Subdivision to The Gilchrist County Commis sion held their second meeting of the month on Monday afternoon begin ning at 4 p.m. The meeting opened with a prayer and a salute to the man Todd Gray opened the meeting in the absence of Chairman D. Ray Harrison, Jr. who is recovering from a recent accident. Commissioner Gray recognized Todd Newton, Gilchrist Clerk of Court as the secretary to the Com mission. Mr. Newton explained that the invoice received from the Dixie ing inmates in February was over $33,000. The Clerk explained that this is increasingly high and it seems that the inmates are being held in jail for a longer period of time. The Com mission discussed this point and it was determined that the architect in volved in the jail construction project is expected to get back with Gilchrist County to give an update on the latest costs of this jail project. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator began his report to the Commission with Community De velopment. He explained that Des tin Subdivision is located in north Gilchrist County near County Road 340 on NW 23rd and NW 25th Cir cle. It is an unrecorded subdivision that was developed and sold by A D Destin in the early 1980s. In 2011, Ordinance 2011-09 was passed by the Gilchrist Commission to carry forward the list of unrecorded sub divisions that were listed in the prior Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, adopted April 1993. The one acre lots in Destin Subdivi sion were surveyed in March 1973 and Mr. Destin had sold all of the lots by 1985. Based on this information, there is not a clear understanding of whether Mr. Destin was aware of the process to add the subdivision to the list of unrecorded subdivisions in Gilchrist County. Crosby explained that currently, if you purchased a lot before 1993 you are grandfathered in, and lot size does not matter. If the purchase was after 1993, because the subdivision was not on the list, the lot reverts back to the original A-2 zoning of 5 acres is required for a house or mobile home. Gilchrist County is asking the Commission to approve and add Destin Subdivision to the list of un recorded subdivisions. There are cur rently 41 subdivisions on this list. Crosby explained that several people have recently purchased lots in this area and some are discovering that their property is too small and not properly zoned for residential de velopment. Attorney David M Lang, Jr. told the Commission that all lots in Des tin Subdivision have public access on county roads. This is not a problem that was caused by Gilchrist County, he warned there are other subdivi sions in the county that have non conforming lots that property own ers need to check with the Gilchrist Building Department before they purchase property to make sure a res idence can be placed on the property of interest. If the Commission decides to ap prove the Destin Subdivision and add it to the unrecorded list of subdivi sions, it would then allow property owners to have residential dwellings on these lots. A motion by Commis sioner Thomas and a second was given by Commissioner Poitevint to add Destin Subdivision to the list of unrecorded subdivisions in Gilchrist County. Chairman Gray called for a decision and the motion was approve by a unanimous vote. Gilchrist County Property Ap praiser Damon Leggett was in this meeting to answer questions involv ing the Destin Subdivision. He asked the Commission for a copy of the list of unrecorded subdivisions in Gilchrist County. He explained that lots in Destin Subdivision were each one acre parcels. The Property Ap praiser explained that A D Destin Subdivision which is another devel opment north of CR 340 has lots that range from 1 to 5 acres. --Gilchrist County Road Superin tendent Lou Leonne asked the Com mission to approve disposition re quest to sell old and worn out trucks and equipment that are still in service on the road department inventory list. Leonne was asked what was the problems with these trucks and trail ers. He pointed out that on particular trucks, the trucks still crank and run, but they are not safe on the highway. He recommended these vehicles be sold by sealed bids through Gilchrist County. A motion by Commissioner Thomas and a second by Commis sioner Langford to approve the dis position request on the items listed on the inventory sheet. The board approved the request by a unanimous vote. --Mr. Crosby reported that Gilchrist EMS is requesting approval of a requisition for purchase for an am bulance chassis and remount for a Gilchrist County ambulance unit. Chief James Campbell addressed the Commission to explained when cal unit into service, this eliminated a backup unit that had been used prior to the expanding needs of rescue ser vice in the county. A motion by Com missioner Thomas and a second by Commissioner Pointivent to approve the RFP request which is a budgeted item. The Commission approved the request by a unanimous vote. Crosby asked the Commission to approve an RFP for new ambu lance that would be purchased by a grant estimated to be $260K from the Department of Health if Gilchrist County Rescue is funded through this program. Chief Campbell was asked if this request is approved, would this require additional staff to operate this unit. Campbell explained that the current staff would be used to operate the new unit if the grant is received. A motion by Thomas and a second by Poitivent to approve the request if the grant was awarded to Gilchrist County. The board approved the mo tion by a 4-0 vote. By John Ayers WWII Vets to Meet April 12 Submitted 11:00 a.m. wives, friends, care givers. Please come if you can. Any questions 528-2310. Hope to see you there. Drugs are Dangerous, In more ways than one Honestly folks, we dont make these stories up for the fun of it. Truth can be, and usually is, stranger than LCSO deputies responded to a rob bery report on March 20 at 11:50 p.m. in the University Oaks Subdivi sion east of Bronson. The victim, a 17 year old, reported he was jumped by unknown assailants and robbed of approximately one ounce of marijua na. Here is how his story unfolded. The 17 year old was contacted by a mutual friend through Snap Chat. This mutual friend was bartering a deal to sell 7 grams of marijuana for a third party friend. The deal was supposed to happen on the side of the road near the 17 year olds home. Our enterprising 17 year old told his buddy he had an ounce and if this guy wanted to pay for it, he could buy the whole amount. Our young, street level pharma ceutical representative snuck from his room while under the watchful eye of his father and was on his way to being rich. This is when he ran a-foul of two hoodie clad robbers. would-be-seller and took his whole ounce of ill-gotten herbal goodness, leaving him with a black eye and a bruised ego. To answer your question, yes, this is a robbery. And, yes, we would have arrested the people responsible if found. We truly believe the fruit of the crime has gone up in smoke, but if it hasnt the robbers would also be charged with possession of mari juana. As for our young victim, he too could be charged with dealing in drugs. This investigation is on-go ing and anyone with information that could help us restore his street cred, we would be forever in your debt. Tips can be given directly to our Drug Task Force Investigators by calling 352-486-5111 or those who to wish remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 1-877-349-8477. Seeking Applications for Membership on The Early Learning Coalition Submitted Florida Statute requires that the membership of the Early Learning Coalitions Board of Directors include three Governor Appointees. There are currently three vacancies in this category of membership on the Board of Directors. The Florida Legislature recognized that school readiness programs increase childrens chances of achieving future educational success and becoming productive members of society. The Legislature intends for the local early learning coalitions to establish programs and policies to prepare Floridas youngest citizens for success in school. The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast operates the School Prekindergarten Program in Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Sumter Counties. Please contact Sonya Bosanko at, for additional information. Applications are to be submitted through an online application process which can be found at http://www.


Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and events Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters He is not here; he has risen! (John 24:6) This week we celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday! I hope you take time to be reminded of all the events leading up to the empty tomb Easter morning! Go back to the Gospels and read the accounts carefully. It is remarkable for an empty tomb to signify the potential for fullness, but it does exactly that! In John 10:10, Jesus said, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Jesus conveys to us the necessity of love and forgiveness, so that we can overcome the natural desire to live to please only ourselves. While it promises great results, living for ourselves will leave us searching, dry, and empty every single time. We live in a culture that champions the paradox of being empty to the point of excess! We cant eat enough, drink enough, spend enough, sleep enough, exercise enough, work enough, take enough medicine, or do enough drugs. All excess is rooted in emptiness. Emptiness screams is never enough! Enough is enough! Emptiness also impacts our relationships by draining the people around us! Living on empty turns us into emotional beggars holding out our cup for the people in our lives to make daily deposits to make us feel good about ourselves. The problem is that even those who love us the most cant Because they are human, they will let us down, and we will fall hard if our self-worth is tied to their opinions and care for us. The fullness that Jesus offers consists of His forgiveness for our mistakes, His grace for our lack and His purpose for our lives. Bring your cup before Him and ending spring of living water! We have worth in Christ that is not measured by what we own, who we know, what we look like or what we can accomplish. We can rest in His fullness knowing that the price has been paid, His life for ours. And to receive it, all we have to do is ask, because your Heart Matters! New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM 5750 W CR-232 Bell, FL 352-463-1082 MIDWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY Bible Class ... 10 am Morning Worship ... 11 am Childrens Class/Singing .. 4:45 pm Evening Worship ... 5 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Class ... 7 pm 1st Wednesday night each month devoted to singing 502 NE 7th Street Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-3793 SERVICE TIMES: Sunday 9:30 am .... Bible Study 10:30 a.m. ..... Worship 5:00 p.m. ..... Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ... Bible Study 352-463-2028 S.W. CR-334A Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:00 p.m. AWANA Wed. 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Director: Mary Alice Heath Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 "A Lighthouse of Hope." Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Jared Douglas, Associate Pastor Pastor Emanuel Harris, Worship/Childrens Pastor Mariam Newton, Youth Minister Sunday: Life Groups ............................................................... 9:30 a.m. Worship Services ..................................... 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. UpRising Student Service.......................................... 5:30 p.m. Off Campus: The Porch (High School) .......................................... 5:30 p.m. On Campus: Celebrate Recovery .................................................. 6:00 p.m. Porch Rocking (Middle School) ................................ 6:00 p.m. Kids Grove (Children) .............................................. 6:30 p.m. Men & Women's Life Groups ................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study.................................... 6:45 p.m. Connecting People to Christ 5509 West County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Worship......................................11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM (Chuck Scott Pastor) PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Easter Services at Methodist Church Trenton United Methodist Church has planned the following special services to celebrate the Easter sea son. Holy Thursday Service will be held on March 29 at 7 p.m. and Good Friday Service will be held on March 30 at 7 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 1 at 7 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast at the church. The Easter Morning Service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Trenton United Methodist Church is located at 203 NE 2nd Street (be hind McDonalds) in Trenton. The public is invited to attend the Easter Service or any service at the church. Bell Church of God Easter Sunrise Service Submitted Come join us at the Bell Church of God for an Easter Sunrise Service. It will begin at 7:00 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Pastor John Caraway of the Trenton Church of God. We are located at 5320 North US-129 in Bell. For more info please call (386) 935-2006. Hope to see you there! Trenton Fields of Faith to be held April 4 Trenton Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting the annual Fields of Faith event on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Students and the community can gather for food beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Trenton High School Football Field. The Fields of Faith event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jamie Ellis will be this years special guest speaker. The event will include music and skits. Everyone is invited to attend this event. Pine Grove Easter Egg Hunt Submitted Pine Grove Baptist Church will hold its Easter Celebration Sunday, April 1. A special Easter service will be held at 10:45 am. Then a free lunch will immediately follow the second service. Bring your whole family and enjoy lunch on us, an egg hunt for the little ones, and a bicycle give-away. Annual Horne Egg Hunt and Dinner Submitted Come and join us for the Annual Horne Easter Egg Hunt at Otter Springs on Sunday, April 1, 2018 after Church services. Bring your picnic lunch or just good old-fashioned pot luck dinner to Otter Springs Lodge Building. Bring stuffed plastic eggs. Friends and relatives welcome. Tri County Nursing Home Easter Event Submitted On March 30th at 10:00 a.m. the Tri County Nursing Home will host a free Easter Hunt for age groups 0will receive a tote. There will also be a coloring contest for ages 0-3, 4-7 and 8-10. There will also be music by Cowboy Dave and Friends; face painting, bounce house, train rides, games, prizes, Nachos, hot dogs, popcorn, Sno Cones and drinks. Easter Sonrise at Fort Fanning Park, Fanning Springs Submitted Services for the Easter Sonrise Community Service at Fort Fanning Park, Fanning Springs will be held April 1, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with other believers from area churches. We will have joyous corporate singing and the proclamation of Gods Word. This event is sponsored by Fanning Springs Community Church, Joppa Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and Priscilla Baptist Church. Afterwards everyone is invited to bring a breakfast dish to come and fellowship at Joppa Baptist Church. For questions call Fanning Springs 463-2602. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Easter Services We would like to invite our community to our Easter Services on Sunday, April 1, 2018. We will begin with a Sunrise Service at 7:15 a.m. on our Church lawn. There will be a Resurrection Message by our Pastor. We will be serving a Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. We invite you to come join in the Celebration of our Risen Lord! There will be no services Sunday evening. For more information, call our Mt. Nebo is located at 4200 NW CR 340, 3 miles North of Bell. Sunrise Service at Lebanon Baptist Church Submitted We would like to invite you to our Easter Sunrise Service at Lebanon Baptist Church on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Service will begin at 7:00 a.m. on our Church Lawn. There will be a short Resurrection Message by our Pastor and Special Music. Following, we invite you to have breakfast with us and stay for Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Our Morning Worship Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a special Easter Musical, Beautiful Savior by our Choir. Brother Knowles will then bring an inspiring Message of Resurrection and Celebration. Lebanon is located at 6124 280th Street Branford. For more information 386-935-2440. Spring Ridge Church Son Rise Service This Sunday, April 1, everyone is invited to our outdoor SON Rise Service at 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Breakfast will be held in the church Fellowship Hall at no charge as a gift to our community. At 9:30 AM we will all join together for a very special Easter Sunday Morning Message from an Empty Tomb. At 10:30 AM an Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the church property for all the children present. Children are asked to bring their own Easter basket for the egg hunt. Spring Ridge Church, located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), 7 miles west of High Springs. For more information call (386) 454-3600. Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 1 Corinthians 15:12 Please join us as local law enforcement volunteer as Celebrity Waiters to raise money to Akins BBQ 1160 South Main Street, Bell Thursday, April 5, 2018 5:00 pm 9:00 pm Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver. Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 FAX SERVICE 463-7393


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Land Transactions Obituaries Jimmie L. Troke May 5, 1937 ~ March 24, 2016 Happy Easter to Everyone! Sadly, Jesus died and so do people, but love does not die. It is recycled from one life to another... With our love and blessings in Papa Trokes memory. Gone but never forgotten. From : Jims Family, Jean, Paul, Todd & Jen, Kim, with our grands, Blythe, Campbell, Kensey, and Troke Realty friends too! Mrs. Carolyn Beauchamp Carolyn Virginia Beauchamp was born in Steinhatchee, FL on August 2, 1941 and departed this life on March 24, 2018. She entered heavens gates at the age of 76. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Tut and Imagine Ross of Steinhatchee, FL, her brother Wayne Ross also of Steinhatchee FL. She is also survived by one brother, Terrell (Kay) Ross of Cross City, FL and one She is also survived by her husband, Maxie Doyle Beauchamp of Panama City, FL and four children: Dennis (Andi) Beauchamp of Panama City, FL, Greg (Darlene) Beauchamp of Fountain, FL, Maxie Adrian (Teresa) Beauchamp of Lynn Haven, FL and Sylvia (Tracy) Pounders of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Also, eight grandchildren: Brandi, Ashley, Darla, Leila, Adriane, Aaron, Micah, Marissa and a host of wonderful great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Rick Gooding Funeral Home March 28, 2018, at 2:00 PM with the family receiving visitors one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Please sign the online guest book at ____________________ Mr. Jerome Jerry Lawrence Blake Jerome Jerry Lawrence Blake, 74 years old, of Trenton, passed away on March 16, 2018 in Lithonia, 1944 to Lawrence W. and Elizabeth M. Blake in Melbourne and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Gainesville in 1979. Mr. Blake proudly served his country in the Navy on active duty and as an Army Army Reserves as a Captain with 22 years service. He was a graduate of Melbourne High School and the University of Florida with a BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences. He had a varied career which included laboratory medicine, Dixie County health inspector, hardware clerk, attendant at Dockside Marina in Horseshoe Beach and most recently clam farmer. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed family gatherings, the outdoors and activities with his grandchildren. Jerome was of the Catholic faith. Jerry never met a stranger, only new friends to talk to and perhaps share directions and a map. He is preceded in death by his parents; by his wives, Barbara Ann Machkovich Blake and Carmen Morris Blake; his sons, Christopher Jerome Blake and Thomas James TJ Blake; his sister, Cheryl Ann Schmidt and his brother, Richard S. Blake. Mr. Blake is survived by his daughters, Dawn M. (Peter) Leone of Fayetteville, NC, Katherine M. (Geof) Gowan of Gainesville and Heather A. (Chris) Blake of Trenton; his sons, Michael J. (Tiffany) Blake of Ripon, Wisconsin and Stephen J. (Kelly) Blake of Bradenton; his step children Daniel Morris and Joy (Richard) Hurley; his brother, George E. Blake of Horseshoe Beach and his Lithonia, Georgia. He also leaves grandchildren. Funeral Services were held in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home on PM with Father Joe McDonnell at Trenton Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018 Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton _________________ Mr. John Wayne Pipkin, Sr. John Wayne Pipkin, Sr. of Bell, passed away at home on March Vennis and Katherine Pipkins Sr. in Fernandina Beach and had been a resident of Bell since 1962. Mr. Pipkin was an auto mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Angela E. (Richie) White of Bell; his son, John Wayne Pipkin, Matthews of Trenton and Diane Vennis Pipkin, Jr. of Orange Springs and three grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Mr. Pipkin were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, Church with Brother Robin Thomas visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER Caring for the health of your family Let our family take care of yours. Quality Health Care for All Ages Walk-ins and Same Day Appointments Available Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Same Location for 20 Years at the intersection of Hwy-19 and NW 23rd Avenue in front of Walmart We Gladly Accept Medicare, Medicaid, UHC AARP Medicare Advantage, Prestige, Staywell, Sunshine and UHC Community Plan, and Most Insurance Plans General Practice, Well Child Visits, Acute and Chronic Care, Vaccinations, School Physicals, DOT Physicals, Foot Care, Xray and Bone Scan 493-9500 For appointment please call: Douglas Rogers, DO Gary Rexroat, PA-C Anthony Tocco, DPM Martha Harmon, ARNP Elizabeth Burkett, DO WELCOME BACK WELCOME BACK By Todd Bryant This past week the Tiger softball team was on Spring break but were scheduled to play two games. The was cancelled on Thursday. The second game with Dixie County was played at Trenton on Friday night. The Tigers needed the win to stay in Dixie was in hopes of upsetting the Tiger crowd. The Tigers started senior Josie NesSmith on the mound. The lefty pitched a complete shutout, going gers played error free defense behind NesSmiths efforts. Offensively the Tigers got going early scoring 4 runs Trenton takes District win over Dixie County son had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases and scored twice, NesSmith had a double Thomas had 2 hits, including a dou Lilly Wilkerson had 2 hits including a double and 2 RBIs. The Tigers put This week the Tigers have three home games including 7A Columbia County on Monday at 7, Branford Baldwin on Thursday at 6:00. Come out and support your Lady Tigers. 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!" By John Ayers The Trenton Tigers played their baseball Monday night by defeating to set the stage for this District battle. The Tigers scored 1 run in the top of The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 22nd at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great Bye Bye Jannie and the snowbirds lunch. Beginning in April, many will be heading north for the summer, we wish them a safe journey. Without our friends, we wouldnt have learned about canning fresh salmon, making maple syrup, and enjoying homemade canned blueberries in pies. Yes, its all about the food. Were doing our best to promote collards, turnips or mustard greens while we try dishes from other areas of the country. Like I said, were trying just not that many takers. We wish everyone a happy Easter and hope you can be with friends and family, The Backyard Pickers will be here on Saturday, April 7th. Come out and join us. Trenton baseball takes lead in tight District 7 1A lead for good. Trenton put this game 4 hits at the plate with 2 RBIs, scor ing 2 runs with a stolen base. Jr. Wy att Langford went 2 for 4 hits with 2 RBIs and stole a base. Chase Malloy hit 1 for 2 with 2 walks, 1 RBI and scored 1 run. The Sr. shortstop also stole a base. Landon Parrish went 1 for 2 hits and scored 1 run. Landon Kennedy had 1 hit and Jr. Blake Hall scored a run and stole a base for the 2 double plays in this game while committing 2 errors. Catcher, Wyatt Langford went 1 for 2 in throwing out Buccaneers attempting to steal a base. Trenton played Ocala Trinity Catholic on Tuesday and will host Christ Church Academy of Jackson ville on Monday, April 2. All of these Tigers. Cheyanna Barron to Felecia Eads, Ayers Estates. Lawrence W. Hood, Peggy A. Hood, Hood Family Revocable Trust, Lawrence W. Hood Trustee and Peggy A. Hood Trustee to Richard Debruno and Michele Debruno, David Ralston to Wade Custom Homes, Inc., Warranty Deed, $9,000.00, Lot 17 Riverwalk of Lisa Waters to Robert Dale and Beatriz Velez Peddicord, Cole R. Booth and Kimberly R. Booth to Nicholas OSteen, Warranty Kerwin Dimitrius Howard to Marstan Properties, Inc., Warranty Estates. Jeanette Diane Quinn to Diane Jeanette Quinn Revocable Trust, Jeanette Diane Quinn Trustee, Jeanette B. Vann to Damon C. Leggett and Xina P. Leggett, Warranty Vivian C. Elliott to Michael R. Gene Marie Tucker to Gene Marie Tucker and Jennifer Garrett, Quit Savannah Glen LLC to Brian M. Stables and Courtney Stables, Warranty Deed, $248,000.00, Lot 2 Brane Partners LLC to Villasis LLC, Warranty Deed, $2,000,000.00. William Roger Meredith to Robin Meredith, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Robin Meredith to William B. Patricia Kunz to Bret Richard Carlson, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00,




Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 Help Wanted We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s for our Life Enrichment Department to facilitate recreation programs such as rummy, choir, watercolor painting, story time, baking, club and much more. If you are hardworking, dependable, with a positive attitude and would like to work helping elders enjoy life to the fullest, please apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------PLUMBERS HELPER with experience and no points drivers license. Local Plumbing Company. Steady work, four 10 hour days. New Residence Construction. 8 4pm 352-472-3677. 4tb, 3-15-4-5 ----------------------------------------------WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: Must be hardworking, dependable, able to work various shifts have a positive attitude and willing to be trained. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP. tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast and local, tanker experience preferred, minimum 2 years driving, apply in person at 544 NE Lancaster Street, Trenton, FL 32693. tfnb,7-17 ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA on quarter acre, wooded, BRAND NEW, $69,500. Lane. Investors Realty Inc. 352-2147011. tfnb,11-2 ----------------------------------------------3 BR/2 BA HOME: Built in 2009. On 5 acres, SW 100th Street, Trenton. $190,000. Call 352-221-0363. Services LAWN MAINTENANCE: Free estimates, reasonable rates, experienced. Call 352-529-7066. 5tp,3-29-4-25 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned Service. All Major Brands. VISA/MC 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: Fast, friendly, reliable service. Repairs and replacements. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C, Inc. 1-800-5421028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS 1471 NE 512 Avenue, US-19 Old Town, FL 32680. Closed Sun & Mon / Open Tues-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1. Available after hours seven days a week. Serving Florida and Tri County Area 26 years. 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: dependable, honest, experts, for any and all electrical needs call All Seasons @ 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License number # EC13001855. tfnb,1-10 ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil, demolition, limerock, land clearing. (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111 (night). tfnb,5-28 ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted PART-TIME TRUCK DRIVER must have 2 yrs experience, CDL, and clean record. Forklift experience a plus. Please call 352-472-2616 for more information. 2tb,3-29-4-5 ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be hardworking, dependable, positive attitude for our 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. tfnb,3-15 Yard Sale 2-FAMILY YARD SALE: Low Prices! Fri., Mar. 30, 8:30 am 2:30 pm, and Sat. Mar. 31, 9 am ??? 3850 NW 23rd Circle, US-129 to CR-340, east 1 mile. Jewelry 25 to $3. Tools, repair items, furniture, walker, 2 tires (235/65R17). 1tp,3-29 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool Ages-2-12, VPK, Preschool & Afterschool. Openings available Great rates 352-463-3555. tfnb, 1-30 ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Israel, Cape Cod, Pigeon Forge Christmas Show Tour, Ark Encounter/Creation Museum, Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. 352-727-2268. tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. They can be picked up at the Trenton Library April 27 5:30. Bring cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Bryan Brothers Pressure Cleaning, LLC. Professional Pressure Cleaning Services. Licensed & Insured. Residential & Commercial. FREE ESTIMATES! 352-486-1141 Legal Notices (Continued from page 6) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the File #: 2015 LOT 7 BLK 20 SUWANNEE RIVER ESTATES NORTH 233/366 235/289 240/344 2001/1655 2008/152 CAROL A STROUP Florida Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the File #: 2015 LOT 13 DESTIN UNREC SUBD 62/639 & 640 82/145 113/574 PIPELINE EASEMENT 209/635 PIPELINE EASEMENT 2006/1241 2006/2658 TAX DEED 201421000748 Florida Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the File #: 2015 LOT 4 BLK 46 TRENTON ORIGINAL SURVEY 2002/421 TAX DEED 2010/1717 CRYSTAL I LLC GULF GROUP Florida Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the File #: 2015 LOTS 2 3 6 & 7 BLK 18 SUWANNEE RIVER SUBD 100/310 123/178 161/382-383 Florida Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the File #: 2015 LOTS 2 3 6 BLK 19 SUW RIVER SUBD 2007/2649 2007/2650 Florida Todd Newton CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL SKILLED MAINTENANCE REPAIRER Varied skill work at the journeyman level in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and general maintenance. Requires High School graduate plus five years journeyman level experience in general maintenance work in one or more skilled trades. A High School equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Computer literate. Knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in general maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical maintenance and air conditioning. Good working knowledge of fire and building codes relevant to educational facilities. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions required in general maintenance work. Knowledgeable in OSHA, EPA and other state and federal regulations and able to maintain safely orientated programs. Ability to read blueprints, sketches, or drawings for specifications of work to be done. Able to drive a manual transmission vehicle. Ability to speak, read and write English and convey ideas effectively and understand ably to staff not technically oriented. SALARY: $27,057 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/6/18 Position details and applications available online at: or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS Teach Developmental Arithmetic, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra courses. Teach College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Math for Liberal Arts, Statistics, and Calculus. Work with others in Mathematics Department to develop and revise curriculum, and examine learning outcomes. Requires a Master's Degree with minimum of 18 graduate credits in mathematics prefix courses or equivalent. Experience in using technology in Mathematics. Ability to work well with others. Experience with or desire to teach distance-learning, online and/or evening courses. Desirable Qualifica tions: College teaching experience. Ability to work with graphing calculators and other technologies in and out of the classroom to support the learner. Willingness to explore Web based instruction, and multimedia presenta tional teaching technologies as well as a willingness to teach evening classes as necessary. Experience with examining and reporting learning outcomes and accreditation standards. SALARY: Based on Qualifications APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 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Page Eight THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 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 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. Donald Greene and Gilchrist Trucking Company THANK YOU Thank You for supporting the Dale Lindsey Benefit We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the love shown to the Dale Lindsey family at the benefit hosted at the Gilchrist Womans Club on Friday, March 23, 2018. The turnout from the community and surrounding area was tremendous, it makes us proud to be part of a community with such big hearts! At least 900 BBQ plates were served whether you picked it up, had it delivered or stayed to eat and visit with those present, delicious food was served up with love! We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that helped to make this event such a huge success by donating items that were necessary for an event to be a success! A big shout out to Southern Pig & Cattle Co.Gary and Kathy Nolan, BBQ Bills, Beef OBrady, BBQ Shack Stanley andDonna Watson, Rentables Joel and Kathy Layfield, Sav A Lot, BubbaQues, Stones BP station, Oak Lane Farms Joe and Mary Barron, Rance Smith, Akins BBQ, Cypress Inn, Hillmans Supply Dave and Melissa Sessions, DeeDee Ganus, Nancy and Richard Stone and Hank Summers. A big thank you to the following businesses and individuals that donated items for either silent auction or raffle, helping it to be a huge success: Fernwood Flowers, Cypress Inn, Akins BBQ, BBQ Shack, Lighthouse Restaurant, Betts Big T, Merle Norman, Chiefland Tire, Shrimp Boat Horseshoe, Gilchrist Building Supply, Billy Geiger, Greens Outdoor, Chiefland Ace Hardware, Mr. James Lawson, R & L Country Customs, The Cozy Old Farmhouse (Etsy)-Stephanie Cantrell, R & L Mobile Home Supply, Mary Ann Johnson, Southern Sportman, and Mary Kay Jane Boyd. We also need to thank all the wonderful cooks in the community that baked cakes for the silent auction and also made delightful desserts to go with the delicious BBQ plates! Many people are in the background contributing in ways that are monumental but not always recognized. Thank you, Dale Bryant Anderson, for your dedication to our community and willingness to help in any capacity! Last but not least, we want to thank all the individuals that showed up to help in whatever capacity was needed! It took all of us working together to make it happen, but lets not lose sight of where the credit for the success of this event belongs. Colossians 3: 17 states, Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him. God blessed this effort and made it a success! The Dale Lindsey Benefit Committee was 270 for the hog, which went for $25.00 per pound. The buyers were Robbie and Tracy Lee, Vernon and Melissa Long, Gene and Darlene Hig ginbotham, Tim and Brenda Alexan der, Capital City Bank, Grays Weld ing, Frank and Becky Bussard, Cross City Veneer, Drummond Community Bank of Cross City, Chuck Farmer of Dixie School Board, Jerry and Susan Jones, NAPA Cross City, Campbell Global, Mark and Sherry Hatch, Tri County Towing, Dewey Hatcher Sheriff of Dixie County, Forever 54, Inland Fuels, Courtney Dyals, Kelly Chairs and Tracy Locke, Suwannee Timber Management, Shamrock Tire & Brake, Right a Way Masters, Mitch and Carolynn Mitchell, and Mickey Johnson Logging. Reserve Champion Fat Steer was exhibited by Sam Mills of Chief land Sr. FFA. Sams steer weighed 1305 pounds and went for $6.50 per pound. Buyers included NAPA Auto Parts, Supply, Simpson Farms, Sanchez Farms, Jonah Brock of Ag Pro, Oz Barker the Levy Property Appraiser, Public Defender Stacy Scott, Drum mond Community Bank, and Beef O Bradys. Reserve Champion Feeder Steer was shown by Abigail Butler of weight was 810 pounds and went for $ 9.00 per pound. The buyers were Big Bend Chevrolet, Allen Law, Jo nah Brock of Ag Pro, NAPA Auto rance Reed a Levy Commission can didate, Tillis Farms, Levy Abstract & Title, HT Cattle Company, Trenton Farm Equipment,Usher Land & Tim ber, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jim King Realty, Frank and Tracie Drum mond, and Colby Reed. Reserve Champion Wether was exhibited by Alaina Blair of Osceola 4-H Club in Gilchrist County. The Wether sale weight was 115 pounds and sold for $ 10.00 per pound. Buy ers were Palms Medical Group, Sher ee Lancaster Gilchrist County Judge, Gilchrist Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, and Adam Elliott. Home Grown Reserve Champion Fat Steer exhibited by Austin Phillips of Williston Wranglers 4-H Club. The steers sale weight was 1140 pounds and he sold for $ 7.50 per pound. The buyers were Etheridge Cattle Com pany and K & J Trucking. Home Grown Reserve Champion Feeder Steer was exhibited by Madi son Starnes of Williston Sr. FFA. The Reserve Champions sale weight was 713 and he went for $ 6.50 per pound. Buyers include NAPA Bronson, Farm Bureau, Ag Pro, Agri-Aiders, Bronson Ace Hardware, Jerry and Desiree Mills, Sanchez Farms, Sess sions Peanut, Steven and Kimberly Hines, and Diamond R Fertilizer. Fair livestock sale does well once again Continued from page 1 Alaina Blair of Osceola 4-H in Gilchrist County is shown with her Reserve Champion Wether goat. Frank Dola of the Suwannee River Fair is shown on left and show judge Todd Wall of Georgia is shown on right. First Ever Wether Show at the Suwannee River Fair March 19, 2018 was the date of the nee River Fair. This years show had twenty wethers entered. A wether is a neutered male goat. Judge Todd Wall of Georgia select ed Emily Horlockers wether as the shows Grand Champion. Emily is a The Reserve Champion Wether was exhibited by Alaina Blair of Osceola 4-H in Gilchrist County. Brennan Cordery of Old Town Natives 4-H Club entered the win ning wether in Class 1, and Emily Horlockers wether won Class 2 and Alaina Blairs wether won Class 3. The wether goats went on to sell with the other sale livestock on Wednesday, March 21. Junior Wether Showmanship winners from left were, Alaina Blair of Osceola 4-H won, Carson Cordery of Old Town Natives 4-H placed second and Aubrey Hudson placed third. The Senior Division Showman Sr. FFA wether. Primary Wether Showmanship winners from left to right, Aubrie Blair of Osceola 4-H in Gilchrist won Natives 4-H placed third. Suwannee River Fair will hold the Fashion Show and Awards Presentation on April 3. The Fashion Show starts at 6 p.m. and Adward presentations begin at 7 p.m. Honor Flight to take area Veterans to Washington, D.C. for 2018 will depart Wednesday April 4 taking 42 area veterans to Washington, DC. Of the 42 veterans, ten are World War II veterans, 27 Ko rean War, four Korea and Viet Nam, and one Viet Nam veteran. Seventeen served in the Army, 15 in the Navy, three in the Air Force, six in the Marine Corps and one in the Coast Guard. They come from Bronson, Gainesville, Groveland, Hernando, Lady Lake, Lecanto, Leesburg, Mt. The Villages and Wildwood. ington, the veterans will visit Arling ton National Cemetery and various war and service memorials. Villages Honor Flight serves veterans from the Central Florida counties of Cit rus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter. Each veteran has a volunteer guardian to assist him/her. The trip is free for veterans, guardians and staff pay their own way. morning send-off at the Lady Lake American Legion Post on Rolling Acres Road. The day-long trip con cludes with a Welcome Home cel ebration at the American Legion Post at 12.15 a.m. Thursday, depending on arrival time at Orlando International Airport. The public is invited to par ticipate in the Welcome Home cel ebration and is encouraged to bring a lawn chair and an American Flag. Entertainment for the crowd begins at 10 p.m. including the Village Cheer leaders, Village Twirlers, Clown Al ley 179, and Ralph DiNome and his Flashback band. For further information, veteran and volunteer applications, go to Auditions for Childrens Production to be held May 5 Suwannee Valley Players chil drens production is right around the corner. Auditions for Anne of Green Gables will be on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Monday, May 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Children from ages 6 to 17 years old are invited to come audition for this heartwarming play. We encour age children with a passion for the ater to come to the Chief Theater on these designated days to audition. If you have any questions, you may email the director Angela Acevedo at