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Gilchrist County journal
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Gilchrist County Journal, John M. Ayers II - Publisher
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 45 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area April 5, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Front row, left to right, Charlee Hines, Railee McKenzie, Lois Bachle, and Braley Hines. Back row, left to right, Adam Smith, Madison Jones, Gracie Langford, Savannah Jones, Kylie Smith, Harleigh Rucker and Lauren Roberts. Trenton FFA does well at Ornamental Horticulture District Event In mid March, Trenton FFA mem bers competed in ornamental horti culture demonstrations in Branford at the District Competition. There are artistic arrangement, consumer use, marketing and landscaping. ing demonstrations. In the Production category, Lois Bachle of Trenton Middle FFA ex plained how to replant pineapple with her demonstration. Harleigh Rucker and Kylie Smith showed how to make simple arrange ments using succulents in the Artistic Arrangement category. In the Consumer Use category Braley Hines demonstrated how to make herb butter. Braley placed sec ond in this category. In the Landscaping category Char lee Hines demonstrated how to make a triple D arrangement for your pa tio (defense, dinner, and decoration). Charlee placed second with her dem onstration. Railee McKenzie and Madi Jones placed second with marketing their ing category. Trenton High FFA members also had a successful day at District com petition. Smith and Lauren Roberts placed fection. Artistic arrangement participants Langford who placed second with Those FFA members who placed State FFA Contest on April 27th at Production category. 7th Annual Running of the Bulldogs The 7th Annual Running of the Bulldogs will be held at the Bell High School track on Saturday, April 7, 2018, the event begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event go to Relay for Life American Cancer Society. Local law enforcement holds active shooter training During the week of March 18-23 (Spring Break) the Gilchrist County with Gilchrist County Fire and Res cue Emergency Management and the City of Trenton Public Safety De partment came together for a special training at local schools. Local law enforcement and Fire Rescue came together to practice in Bell and Trenton. School safety remains a top prior ity for GCSO. Sheriff Bobby Schultz ing our children, teachers and our ad ministrators. Thomas Hausner of Hausner and Associates conducted the training. Sheriff Schultz said, We really ap preciate Mr. Hausners expertise and Submitted by the GCSO Notice to former Bell FFA members and ocers Attention past Bell FFA members! Bell FFA Chapter is planning their cers to contact Bill Martin by calling 352-221-0716 or email martinb@ Plans are underway for the 2018 banquet a date will be announced soon. Tom Lucas addressed the Gilchrist County Commission in the Mon day meeting as he awaits a decision on the Special Use Permit applica tion. Gilchrist County approves continuance for commercial bird farm The Gilchrist County Commission Special Use Permit application 201801 to allow Tom Lucas and Lisa Moore to continue operating their commercial bird farm in North Gil christ County to allow the applicants to work out details to keep their busi ness operating. The Commission took this action during their April 2 board meeting after a continuance of a pub lic hearing from March 8, 2018. bers that the applicant has met and cooperated with Gilchrist County in this Special Use Permit application. Lang explained that the applicant began his operation on the 10-acre parcel in January 2009. If the appli cant had been in operation in 2007, Regulations would allow this use where the commercial operation is currently located. Commission Chairman D Ray Harrison Jr. asked the attorney if the board denied the SUP application, what would happen to the commer cial operation. Lang explained that if tion of a Gilchrist County ordinance and doesnt comply, the county could require them to cease their business operation. erty in the north Gilchrist County un mission that she has no problems with the birds or the people, she just wants to make sure that the business sell her land. Diane Stossel asked the SUP application, she would like to make sure that the Commission places a limit on how many birds can be kept at this location. She would also like to make sure that the bird property. When the birds are loud, we can go inside our house where we The Commission asked the applicant how many birds were kept on the property at the present time. Tom Lu cas explained that there were approx imately 1400 birds on the property at this time. Commissioner Thomas told Ms. Stossel that the Commission was considering placing a maximum count for the number of birds that can be allowed to be housed on the property. Tom Lucas explained to the Com mission that he came to Gilchrist County seeking help to quiet down their property harassing them and causing problems for them and their birds. Between the loud trucks and birds, Lucas explained. During a lengthy discussion Com missioner Gray told the board that he can to make this issue right and Gray didnt want to see the business forced to close. Gray made a motion SUP 201801 application period for 1 year to allow the applicant time to prepare a site plan for the future to work toward being in compliance with the Gilchrist county regulations. This will be continued until April 1, 2019 to be considered as a time cer tain agenda at 4:15 p.m. Commis second to the motion. Chairman Har on the motion and explained that the applicant needed a decision today in Tom Lucas told the Commission that he wasnt sure that they could continue to operate under the current strain that they are dealing with now. He pointed out that the gunshots and the loud noises are sometimes more than we can deal with, but we will continue to see if the conditions im training session. Daniel Brewer, an architect involved in the design phase of the ho tel project, takes the Gilchrist Commission through a presentation on Monday during the Commissions April 2, 2018 meeting. The Gilchrist County Commis Group, LLC an Ad Valorem Tax Ex emption for $900K for no longer than ten years to construct a 92-room Best Western Premier Hotel in Northeast Fanning Springs in Gilchrist County. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County mission some information in a packet to explain the details of this tax ex emption program. Commissioner Gray announced that he would not be the construction of this project. Commission Chairman D Ray Harrison, Jr. was in attendance in this meeting as he asked for the represen a presentation to the Commission of their project. Jennifer Padot Collins addressed the Commission represent ing the family LLC as she explained their intent to bring this new asset to Fanning Springs and Gilchrist Coun ty. She introduced Daniel Brewer, an ment of this new $14 million project to be constructed in Fanning Springs. The architect presented the Commis where the hotel would be located as he displayed an architectural render ing of the interior and exterior of this The architect explained there would be an east entrance access to the hotel off of State Road 26 and a south en trance from US 19 that would cross a portion of the Nature Coast Green way Trail. Commissioner Thomas made a tion from the Gilchrist County Eco for no more than ten years to assist NCDG, LLC for the new construc tion and tangible personal property ning Springs, Gilchrist County, Flor County Administrator Crosby ex plained that he recommended to the emption for $600,000 for not longer than ten years. He explained that the current four acre parcel has a taxable property once the construction of the hotel, conference center and grounds estimated to be $7.5 million when as sessed on the Gilchrist tax roll. Commissioner Langford in the discussion of the ordinance explained struction project, but she would only support the County Administrators recommendation of $600,000 up to ten years. Chairman Harrison called for a motion. Mayor Lancaster was asked how much of the 1-acre parcel that is ad jacent to the Nature Coast Greenway that Gilchrist County owns would be the south entrance go to the hotel complex from US 19. At this time this is still in the design stage, but the City of Fanning Springs has grants that will go forward with the roads Commission splits on Tax Exemption for Fanning Springs Best Western By John Ayers


Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Tide Tables For The Week of 4/5 to 4/11 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 6:03 AM 2.5 Low 11:42 AM 1.0 5 High 5:15 PM 3.2 F Low 12:34 AM 0.0 High 6:54 AM 2.3 6 Low 12:18 PM 1.3 High 5:53 PM 3.1 Sa Low 1:24 AM 0.2 High 7:59 AM 2.1 7 Low 1:05 PM 1.5 High 6:42 PM 2.8 Su Low 2:29 AM 0.4 High 9:22 AM 2.0 8 Low 2:16 PM 1.7 High 7:54 PM 2.6 M Low 3:50 AM 0.5 High 10:47 AM 2.1 9 Low 3:52 PM 1.7 High 9:26 PM 2.6 Tu Low 5:09 AM 0.5 High 11:48 AM 2.4 10 Low 5:19 PM 1.4 High 10:51 PM 2.6 W Low 6:09 AM 0.4 High 12:30 PM 2.6 11 Low 6:22 PM 1.1 High 11:57 PM 2.8 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 Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Road Signs Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Socials Trenton Quarterback Club Pork Dinner Fundraiser The Trenton Quarterback Club has planned a pork dinner fundraiser on Friday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 High School football. ROLLOFF DUMPSTERS HART 386-362-9760 Trenton Office 308 N. Main Street 463-7381 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. Newberry Office 25365 West Newberry Road 472-2275 Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. Linh Nguyen Office Manager Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Options, Av-Med, Humana, Prestige, Wellcare Approved Weight-Loss Counseling Available APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 CRC1326560 Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. 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. Checks can be mailed to 207 North Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. 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. Rotary President Bob Clemons, Rotarians Mike Lakner and Lowell Chesborough and GCSO Sgt. Jenkins and Sheriff Schultz Rotary Gets Weapon Safety Tips By Holly Creel Sheriff Bobby Schultz and Sgt. Edwin Jenkins spoke to the Gilchrist Rotary about weapon safety on Monday, April 2nd at the Womans Club in Trenton. Rotarian Mike Lakner hosted the meeting that covered everything from gun safety to how to handle weapons that may be passed down to you from loved ones. Sheriff Schultz reported statistics on accidental shootings and deaths in the State of Florida. Accidents can be prevented by being a responsible gun owner and keeping weapons properly secured at all times. Sgt. Jenkins provided information on proper ammunition storage and the opportunity for classes in Gilchrist County to learn more about gun safety and reasonably possessing a weapon. This was a timely program as there have been so many accidents involving guns; thanks to Sheriff Schultz and Sgt. Jenkins for such an informative program! The Gilchrist Rotary welcomed Rotarian Lowell Chesborough back to our Club. Lowell has been a Rotarian for 42 years, most recently in Gainesville, and we are honored to have him back with us in Gilchrist County. Lowell has been a loyal and committed Rotarian. Our luncheon of baked ziti, Caesar salad, green beans, garlic toast and assorted cakes was catered by Chefs Table Bistro. Rotarian Andrew Nguyen played piano for our enjoyment. Happy Birthday wishes to Amber Baker, Paul Arrington and Alan Bivens on April 5th; Grace Mikell Dunn and Heather Gay on April 6th; Wayne Cellon, Bob Schroeder and Martine Roberts on April 7th; Cassandra Gonzales, Aaron Bachle, Darlene Schuler, Lee Davidson and Candice Gay on April 8th; Pete Thornton, Billy Rogers, Jr., Mark Schuler, Valerie Beck and Leslie Weatherford on April 9th; Brandi Hartzog, Kaye Carlisle, Ronda Adkins, Jillian ODonnell and Kyle Martin on April 10th; Kim Brown, Melissa Lohse and Renee Philman on April 11th. Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Koerper, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gonzales on April 7th; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Park on April 10th; Mr. and Mrs. Galen Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Royce Phillips on April 11th. March Fun at Ayers Submitted Spring is in the air at Ayers. The month of March has been a month full of fun celebrations and activities at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. On Friday, March 16th all the partners and residents put on their green to celebrate St. Patricks Day. The halls were decorated with a sea of green which included, table covering, centerpieces, balloons, candy and much more. Everyone was treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, and The partners in the kitchen really out did themselves this year for our St. Patricks Day celebration. Partners, residents and guests all had a great time and no one left hungry. On Saturday, March 17th some of the residents enjoyed rides through the Quilt show. Lee and Helen Wagnor were kind enough to bring a large buggy that was pulled by a tractor. The buggy held up to 8 people per ride and stayed pretty full all day. The Wagnors have generously provided our residents with rides for many years and we appreciate everything the Wagnors do for the residents at Ayers. The ride was the entire length of the Quilt show, going to the Quilt shop, then down to the red light and back. Snacks and drinks were provided. Everyone enjoyed the chance to get out and see all the Quilts, crafts and crowds at the Quilt show. It was a great way to end our St. Patricks Day celebrations. The month closed with a bang as our residents enjoyed not one but two Easter egg hunts. In the weeks leading up to these two events, residents enjoyed one anothers company as they stuffed all of the place on Tuesday, March 27th. Two kindergarten classes from Trenton Elementary enjoyed hunting Easter eggs while our residents looked on. Some residents even had the opportunity to participate by holding the childrens baskets while they hunted for the eggs. The children would pick up the egg then run back to the resident and put the egg in their held on Thursday, March 28th. Two Pre-K classes from Bell Elementary School entertained our residents while they hunted for Easter eggs. Prizes were given to the children who found our golden eggs, we had three each day. Inside the eggs the children found a two dollar bill that was donated by Mike and Debbie Hurst. Cupcakes and juice were served before the children jumped on the bus and headed to the park for a sack lunch. We would like to thank everyone who donated candy and plastic eggs for these events. You truly helped bring joy into a lot of peoples lives. We would also like to thank all the volunteers that helped us with the events, we could not have done it without your help. This really was a BES Pre-K Golden Egg Winners from left were Braylee J., Brennyn L., and Carter S. Patricia Yates to take position with Drummond Community Bank Patricia Yates of Trenton will be taking a new position with Drum mond Community Bank at the Tren for some 38 years locally. Her posi tion with the bank will be Vice Presi dent/Lender. Yates said, I am very pleased to be a part of the Drummond Community Bank family. For many years Yates has been involved with community programs such as serving on the Board of Me ridian Behavioral Healthcare, Board member of Gilchrist County Educa tion Foundation and the Salvation Army Service Unit for Gilchrist County. She has also served the com munity as a longtime member of the Gilchrist County Rotary Club and the Gilchrist County Womans Club. Patricia Yates Springtime... Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers WWII Vets to Meet April 12 Submitted WWII Vets will meet April 12th in 11:00 a.m. We are just a group of Veterans, wives, friends, care givers. Please come if you can. Any questions please call me, Virginia Lewis, (352) 528-2310. Hope to see you there. 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 "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck 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 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 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 Kerrisa Grieves runs in University of Florida Pepsi Relays 2018 Submitted Kerrisa Grieves from Bell High School track team was one of the participants at The University of Florida Pepsi Relays that are held annually. The event, which was held on March 29th, 30th and ended on the Kerrisa Grieves shown in center. 31st, had schools from all over the state participating in the event, even from as far south as Miami. Some 146 girls were registered to run in the 100 meter Dash event, but out of all those only a total of 96 young ladies competed. The event was held at University of Florida Percy Beard Track. Kerrisa, who is a sophomore at Bell High School, has been running for Bell for the last three years, and has improved her times every year. She earned her PR 12.466 in the event that was digitally timed by Delta Timing Group. Kerrisa and ran against schools that were anywhere from 2A thru 9A schools. She was very happy for the chance to compete with the larger schools who were in attendance. Kerrisa now is training for her last meet at Branford on April 3rd, before heading to Districts on April 10th at Oak Hall in Gainesville. When we married nearly 40 years ago, my grandfather, who was known as Poppy, proudly presented me with a pint size brown crock with a lid and a wire bail. Poppy said the brown crock was to hold bacon drippings. For a few years it was used solely for that purpose. All through the years bacon drip pings or bacon grease rendered from frying bacon has been an important part of Southern cooking. Like my mother before me, I would just pour up the drippings into a crock or can ning jar, seal it with a lid and keep it beside the stove. After a few weeks or months the grease would begin to smell rancid and stale. When the grease becomes rancid, it is time to throw it out. A few months ago, I was reading a story entitled The Care and Keep ing of Bacon Grease in Garden and Gun magazine. The story explained how bacon grease is a fundamental of Southern cooking. How coffee cans were often used to store bacon grease under the sink or some even put their grease in the refrigerator. Vintage grease tins can still be found in second hand shops or an tique stores with a little metal strainer meat particles. It turns out the more meat particles that are left in the grease, the quicker it turns bad or as the article states, spoils. This information made me stop and think that I have never been very fussy about the meat particles or little crunches that are in the bottom of the grease jar. After reading the article it seems that straining the bacon parti cles out of the grease was a good idea. So I came up with a simple solution that worked great and it might also help you drain your drippings. Poke down the mouth of a jelly or canning sticking out of the jar down over the jar and it will slowly leak through the lid of choice. The grease will be free of all particles and keep much lon ger. --Bacon grease can be used to sea son many foods. It imparts a slightly bread, soups and creamed corn. In fact for generations Southern cooks in Florida have been mak ing a simple fresh corn dish we call Creamed Corn. This dish doesnt have any actual cream, the name creamed corn comes from the corn cream that is collected by scraping the cob after the corn kernels have been cut away. Most longtime cooks have a corn grater but if not you can prepare the same recipe by cutting the corn from the cob. First shuck and remove the silks from the corn, then hold the ear of corn vertically with the large end down on a cutting board. Take a large knife aka butcher knife and slowly slice down the cob cutting midway through the corn kernels as you slice downward. Repeat this cutting meth od until you have made it around the corn cob. Then over a bowl, scrape the knife down the cob to remove the corn juice aka corn cream. Now you are ready to make the following recipe. Old Fashioned Creamed Corn 6 ears of fresh corn 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Shuck and silk the corn. Cut corn from the cob or use a corn grater to grate it from the cob. Scrape the corn cob to remove any remaining corn juice or cream. Heat the butter or bacon drippings in a cast iron fry ing pan and add the corn, then add the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes stirring very often. Dont overcook, the longer the corn cooks the less sweet it will be. 1st Annual Music in Our Community Concert! Submitted Join us at a Community Concert as we feature students from Bell Elementary, Bell High, Trenton Elementary, Trenton High and Newberry High schools! This is a free event but tickets will be sold for a dessert and coffee social/fund raiser after the show. This years concert will be dedicated to Paulette Vickers, a long time and music education activist. The evening will conclude with a performance by ACE, a three time performance in Florida as they prepare for their 7th World Championships trip to Dayton, Ohio. The event will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trenton Historic Gym on the Trenton Elementary School campus. Submitted On March 26, Rebecca Head, a senior at Trenton High School, competed in the Florida Band Masters associations State Solo and ensemble at Buchholz High School. Rebecca performed Three Dances a snare drum solo by Benson and earned a superior rating. Rebecca has been performing with the Trenton High school band since the 6th grade and has performed in an indoor drum group, , the Fighting Tiger Marching Pride, and Trenton High School Symphonic band. She is a true integral member to the Band program here at THS and I am very proud of her and all her accomplishments this year, said Ms. Wingate, the THS Band Director. Rebecca not only has accomplished great things with her music endeavors, but she has also recently graduated with her AA degree from Florida Gateway College. Trenton senior Rebecca Head earns a Superior Rating at competition. Florida Cattle Ranching history presentation to be held The Cedar Key Historical Society will present a program about the his tory of Cattle Ranching in Florida by Bob Stone. The presentation is en titled, Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition. Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stones multimedia presentation explores and cel ebrates the history and culture of the nations oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see and hear all as pects of Florida cattle ranching tradi tions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Semi nole ranching past and present, oc cupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more. The presentation will be held at the Cedar Key Community Center locat ed at 6th and F Street in Cedar Key, FL 32625 on Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Bob Stone is an independent folk lorist and media-producer based in Gainesville. In 2011, the Florida De partment of State honored him with the Florida Folk Heritage Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a lifelong advocate of the folk arts and folk artists of Florida. This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), County Public Library System, will hold their monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the (a block behind City Hall), at 11:00 AM. The FLCPL supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the Librarys programs and resources. For more information call (352) 226-7413. Drive Safely Dont drive distracted. Anything that takes your full attention off of the road, even for a second, could be deadly.


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, APRIL 5, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Over the past several months of counseling, I noticed that several of the cases I was working on had something in common. In fact, I began to recognize this very same culprit showing up in everyday conversations with friends, co-workers and family. His name is Assumption. as a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. Much to the detriment of our relationships, we all assume things. In other words, we think we know what another person is thinking, or why they made a certain decision, or acted a certain way. Even worse, we are so sure that our assumptions are correct that we base our response to what was said or done solely on what we think is true without ever bothering to ask the other party. Anybody else want to admit guilt here? This was on my mind when I came across a story in the Old Testament book of Joshua recently. Joshua 22:10-34 recounts a story about assumption that ends well, so The children of Israel were looking forward to a time of rest after conquering the Promised Land under Joshuas leadership, and dividing the land between each tribe. The tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh had received their land on the east side of the Jordan River, but crossed over to help their brothers Now, upon returning to their land, they built an altar by the Jordan River. When the other tribes heard of it, the whole assembly of the people of Israel gathered at Shiloh to make war against them. (Joshua 22:12). Their assumptions rise to the top as they accuse the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh of building the altar to rebel against the Lord. Thankfully, they sent one leader from each of the tribes to investigate. What they found to be true was just the opposite. The people of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh built the altar as a witness to the generations to come serve God, not rebel against him. And the report was good in the eyes of the people of Israel. And the people of Israel blessed God and spoke no more of making war against them to destroy the land where the people of Reuben and Gad were settled. (Joshua 22:33). What a mess this could have been, and how many have we made by jumping to assume we know something with little to no proof. What do you say we try something different? Dont make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Miguel Ruiz 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 **OFFICIAL** N O T I C E O F G E N E R A L E L E C T I O N I Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GILCHRIST County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 21 Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 4, 5 and 8 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2, 3 and 4 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de GILCHRIST, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 21 Juez del Circuito, 8. Circuito Judicial: grupos 3, 4, 5 y 8 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Gilchrist: grupos 2, 3 y 4 Bulldogs drop two games By Matthew Harrell Bell Baseballs tough season con tinued as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of games last week. Bell traveled to Mayo for a nondistrict game against the Lafayette Hornets Tuesday night. The Bulldogs were competitive for most of the game, taking a 2-2 tie into the fourth inning and trailing 3-2 But the Hornets were able to hang a three spot on the Bulldogs in the to pull away for a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs. On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted Dixie County in a district contest. A Colton Rawlins solo home run generated all of the Bulldogs offense and two errors led to two unearned runs which ended up being the differ ence in a 3-1 loss for the Bulldogs. Bell is now 1-8 overall and 0-4 in district play. This week, the Bulldogs have three district games, hosting Branford on Tuesday, then traveling to Bronson on Friday for a day-night double header against the Eagles. By Todd Bryant This past week the Tigers played at home all three games. On Mon day, the Tigers took on 7A Columbia High School. On Tuesday, the Tigers played the Branford Bucs, and on Thursday the Tigers hosted 5A Bald win. Monday night the Tigers suffered stone early in the year. In the bottom ny Lynn Johnson was hurt at second on an attempted steal and had to leave the game. The Tigers never seemed to get their offense going after that. The Tigers were trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the 7th inning with runners on 1st and 2nd with one out when two controversial calls ended the game. Columbia held Trenton to just 5 hits on the night and both teams played error free softball. Darian Ingram was the losing pitcher for the Tigers giving up 4 earned runs on 11 hits and one walk. The Tigers got their offense going again on Tuesday against the Bucs. The Tigers pounded out 11 hits in 6 innings with Hallie Bryant going 3 for 3, pitcher Darian Ingram 2 for 2, and Zakyah Frazier with a double. Darian Ingram started the game again for the Tigers and pitched 3 innings, giving up 2 hits and one unearned run with 4 strikeouts. Senior Josie Nes and pitched the last three innings with only 1 hit and 2 strikeouts. The Ti gers won 11-1 and stayed undefeated in district play. On Thursday the Tigers had no problem getting hits but struggled badly with the glove. Baldwin was able to scratch out 5 runs on 9 hits, but was helped by the Tigers 7 de fensive errors and several mental er rors. Josie NesSmith started for the Tigers and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 runs, only 2 earned, on 8 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts. In the top of the sixth, with the scored tied 5-5, Darian Ingram entered the game to pitch for NesSmith and got the bat ter to strike out. In the bottom of the 6th Taniah Bowers drove in Zakyah Frazier to put the Tigers up for good. Hallie Bryant was 3 for 4 with 3 sto len bases, Taniah Bowers was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs, Zoey Maksimov was 2 for 3 with a double, Zakyah Frazier was 2 for 3, and Grace Guthrie had 2 stolen bases. The Tigers won the game 6-5 and improved their record to 14-2. This week the Tigers play 6A Dunnellon on Monday, 1A Mayo on Tuesday and district rival 1A are at home and all start at 7 p.m. Come out and support your Tigers. Lady Tigers go 2-1 last week Trentons Kennedy Ks Bucs in District win last week By John Ayers The Trenton Tiger baseball played tough competition last week as they defeated Branford on Monday, and lost to Trinity Catholic and South Sumter in Trenton. On Monday the Tigers defeated the a 7-inning victory while allowing 1 run, 2 hits, 2 walks and 10 strike outs to sustain the Tigers undefeated record in District play. The Tigers Daniel Plank hit 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and scored 2 runs. Wyatt Langford hit 2 for 4 and had 2 RBIs. Landon Malloy each hit singles for the Tigers. Trentons base running accounted for 4 of 5 stolen bases by Blake Hall, Chase Malloy, Daniel Plank and Wy att Langford. This game was tied at 11 after the 1st inning. Trenton scored 1 run in the top of the 3rd and 5th in nings to take a 3-1 lead into the top of the 7th. The Tigers put the Bucs away after scoring 3 in the top of the 7th to seal the win. --On Tuesday evening Trinity Cath olic took advantage of Tiger miscues and defeated the (8-4) Tigers 11-5. Carson Jones opened this game on the mound for Trenton. The Patriots scored 2 runs in the top of the 1st in ning and 2 more runs in the 2nd to take a 4-0 lead. The Tigers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd and 1 run in the bottom of the 3rd to cut the Trinity lead to 4-3. The Patriots scored 1 run in the 4th and 3 in the 5th to take a 8-3 lead into the 6th in ning. Trinity added 1 run in the 6th and 2 in the 7th. Trenton scored 1 run in the 6th and the 7th but fell short of the rally as they dropped an 11-5 game. Trey Sanchez hit 2 for 4 with a homerun, an RBI and scored 2 runs. RBI. Blake Hall had 1 hit and scored 1 run. Chase Malloy hit a double and scored 1 run. The Tigers were 3 for 3 in stealing bases as Blake Hall, Zach ary Hardee and Daniel Plank earned free passes. --On Friday afternoon the Tigers were shutout by 5A South Sumter 80. The Tigers played Christ Church Academy on Monday afternoon. Trenton will host Branford on Thurs day in a District 7A game. These


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 Obituaries 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 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 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. 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!" Mr. Ronnie Eugene Suwannee Ronnie Anderson Ronnie Eugene Suwannee Ronnie Anderson, 65, of Suwannee passed away March 29, 2018. Ronnie was born May 21, 1952 to the late Zachary and Christine Anderson in Douglas, Georgia, but had lived in the Suwannee area since he was 12. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserve and had several years. Ronnie was a member of the Salt Creek Baptist Church. Ronnie is survived by his companion Deana Harper; his sons Ryan Anderson and Adam (Erica) Anderson, his daughter Nicole (Bubba) Kight, his brothers Billy (Yvonne) Anderson, Kenny (Terri) Anderson and Charles Anderson; grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, and other extended family members. Graveside funeral services for Ronnie were held 3:00 PM Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Keen Cemetery outside of Suwannee, with Pastor Dwayne Kight and Pastor Fred Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City. Please sign the online guest book at _________________ Mr. Jimmy Ray Cheaves Jimmy Ray Cheaves of Trenton, passed away at home on Monday, March 26, 2018. He was 56 years old. Jimmy was born in Chattanooga, TN to Ray and Gladys Cheaves on July 7, 1961 and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Plant City 8 years ago. He worked in the Construction Industry as a Roofer. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Carrie Allgood; his daughters, Ashley Harris of Lakeland and Katty Cheaves of Trenton; his sons, Jimmy Ray Cheaves, II of Fanning Springs and Johnathan Cheaves of Trenton and his 6 grandchildren. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _________________ Mrs. Tina Ann Daubert Tina Ann Daubert, 52, of Old Town passed on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Tina was born in Arizona on September 10, 1965. She moved to the Old Town area from Pennsylvania 17 years ago. She was a devoted mother and homemaker although the kitchen at Lancaster Correctional Institution. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to spend time her garden. She was very involved in her childrens activities and enjoyed being involved in all of their school functions. She is survived by her husband of 15 years James Buddy Stills of Old Town; her son Timothy Daubert of Old Town; daughters Melinda Daubert of Pennsylvania; Melanie Daubert, Jessica Daubert, and Cally Stills all of Old Town; brothers Gordon Glen Montgomery of LeCanto, and Richard Montgomery of New Jersey; sisters Kristina Heiselmoyer of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey and Alesha Jolly of Crystal River; and four grandchildren and many extended friends and family. Graveside services for Tina were held Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Long Pond Cemetery, Cross City, with Rev. Bobby Lindsey from 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Florida. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhome. com. _________________ Mr. Samuel Chase Ellinger Samuel Chase Ellinger, 19, of Trenton passed away March 24, 2018. Sam was born in Gainesville on December 23, 1998. In his spare cars, and painting, both pictures and houses. Sam is survived by his father James Ellinger of Newberry, his sisters Korianne Ellinger of Trenton and Sarah Ellinger of Newberry; his grandparents Ted Pierce of Brandon, Linda and Alan Godwin of Palm Coast and Jim Ellinger of Palatka; his aunts Tedi Petito and Autumn Ellinger; his uncles Tate Petito and Joey Ellinger; his cousins Jason Petito, Laney Petito, and Cody Ellinger; his adoptive parents Mark and Wendi Bastow; his adoptive brothers Matthew and Ryan, and his adoptive grandparents Cindy Firestine, John and Cheryl Firestine, and Mick and Amy Bastow. He was preceded in death by his mother Wende Ellinger and his grandmother Sharilyn LaRue. A memorial service was held in honor of Sam at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Rick Gooding with Bro. Rocky McKinley and Bro. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _________________ Mr. Arthur Ronald Pinner, Sr. Arthur Ronald Pinner, Sr., 92, of Cross City, was called home by his Heavenly Father on March 31, 2018. Arthur was born December 24, 1925 in Dixie County to William M. Pinner and Eliza Adaline Baker Pinner. Arthur was a loving family man and enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids and especially his grand kids. He was of the Baptist faith and served as Deacon of First Baptist Church of Cross City for 40 years. He was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces where he served in the Army as well as the Merchant Marines. He was owner of Pinner Oil Co. in Cross City for nearly 50 years, he served as a director for Central Florida Electric Co-op for 20 years, he was a member of the Cross City Masonic Lodge for many years and served as a local board member for the Selective Service System (Draft Board) for several years. He also supported several community organizations and was a director of the Suwannee River Youth Fair for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Eliza Pinner; sisters, Clara Chavous and Cora Sapp and brothers, Homer and Leon Pinner. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Evelyn Glisson Pinner; sons, Ronnie (Robyn) Pinner, Gary (Sheila) Pinner and Jamie Pinner, all of Cross City; sister, Willie Mae Boyette Prime of Cross City; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Arthur will be deeply missed by his family and many friends he has made over the years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City with the family receiving visitors an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at _____________________ Mr. Bob Wetzel Bob Wetzel, 91, of Old Town passed away March 26, 2018. Bob was born June 20, 1926 to the late George and Helen Wetzel in Miami. He moved back to Florida after living in Chicago and New Jersey where his 3 children were born. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on several different Destroyer Escorts. The one he often spoke of was the battle of Iwo Jima. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 383 in Old Town. He sold goods all over the loved making people laugh. Mr. Wetzel is survived by his wife of 25 years Martha Wetzel; his daughter Linda Wetzel; his sons Leo Wetzel and Robert Wetzel; his stepdaughter Theresa Williams and his stepson David Wiggins; his brother Val great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. A memorial service was held for Mr. Wetzel on Saturday, March 31 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at __________________ Card of Thanks The family of Lisa Williams would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love, support and prayers during their time of loss. Lisa was loved by many and will be greatly missed. It was great to see the impact that Lisa made on everyones life that was able to make it to her celebration. Thank you to the ones that were able to come and shared a memory of Lisa. She would have loved to have heard each one. Please continue to pray as each day goes by. Thank you again for your support. The Family of Lisa Williams Gwenivere Howard to Marstan Properties, Inc., Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 124 Pines Estates. Estate of Gary E. Brown, Debra H. Brown Personal Representative to Debra H. Brown, Personal Representative Deed, $10.00, 03-0916-0000-0003-0000. Margaret A. Groll to Mark E. Altmyer, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 03-07-15-0000-0005-0000. Elnor H. Waddle to Elnor H. Waddle, Norman R. Waddle, Jr., Jory Reed Marshall and Glenda P. Lindsey, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 0409-16-0000-0002-0190. Robert C. Williams, Jr. and Linda M. Williams to George H. Giles and Alice Giles, Warranty Deed, $120,000.00, Lots 12 and 13 Lowell Estates. Warranty Deed, $42,000.00, 10-0814-0000-0003-0010. Land Transactions College of Central Florida will offer an eight-week Timber Harvesting Equipment program May 29 through July 19 at the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 15390 N.W. Highway 19, through Thursday in the morning for day the last three weeks. The program is open to 12 students and includes classroom instruction companies and mills. Students will receive OSHA-10 and CPR weeks, students will be registered weeks of the program will include on-site training and cover harvesting Timber Harvesting Equipment Program Offered a section of timber donated by the Florida Forestry Association, using a skidder, fellow-buncher and loader. Due to a generous scholarship, students can attend the program for free. The program includes all assessments required for registration, textbooks, fees, personal protective equipment and tuition. Students must be at least 18 years old to participate and must complete a one-page essay indicating why they are interested in timber harvesting, and their plans after they complete the program. Deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 18. Applications can be picked up at the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus. For more information, contact Holly McGlashan at (352) 658-4077.




Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 Help Wanted 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 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully No down payment. $9,900, only $102/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com 4tb, 4-5-4-26 ----------------------------------------------5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner only $513/mo. (352) 215-1018. www. 4tb, 4-5-4-26 ----------------------------------------------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. tfn,2-18 ----------------------------------------------Services 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 Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. Will have to work some days, nights and weekends. Come and ask for Marc or call 352-3189215 to set up an interview. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------Yard Sale April 7, 8 am 2 pm at 7394 SE CR 232, Trenton. Clothes, dishes, furniture. 1tb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Plants STRAWBERRY PLANTS, freeze and disease resistant, fruit trees approximately 6 months old, $1 $4.00 ea. Call 352949-3997. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------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 2019, Cape Cod, Pigeon Forge Christmas Show Tour, Ark Encounter/Creation Museum, and Scotland 2019. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. 352727-2268. tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------Services LAWN MAINTENANCE: Free estimates, reasonable rates, experienced. Call 352-529-7066. 5tp,3-29-4-25 ----------------------------------------------Bryan Brothers Pressure Cleaning, LLC. Professional Pressure Cleaning Services. Licensed & Insured. Residential & Commercial. FREE ESTIMATES! 352-486-1141 tfnb, 12-7 ---------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------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 Email ads to Legal Notices (Continued from page 6) NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on April 19, 2018 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 1999 GMC, VIN# 1GKCS13W0T2568680 2003 NISSAN, VIN#1N4AL11D73C165393 Located at: 7100 SE SR 26, TRENTON, FL 32693 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc, (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Publish April 5, 2018b ____________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 21-2016-CA-000064 DIVISION: SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, DEXTER C. LEWIS A/K/ A DEXTER CORSON LEWIS, JR., DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). ____________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 22, 2018, and entered in Case No. 21-2016-CA-000064 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida in which Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under or against, Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, Andrew James Lewis a/k/a Andrew J. Lewis, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, David Armstrong Lewis a/k/a David A. Lewis, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, Kristina HoltgrenLefever a/k/a Kristina Holtgren Lefever, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased. Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gilchrist County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, Gilchrist County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 16 day of April, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE EAST ONE HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY FLORIDA, INCLUDING 25 FEET STREET RIGHT OF WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE, TOGETHER WITH INGRESS AND EGRESS TO STATE ROAD 232. 5210 SE 3RD LANE, TRENTON, FL 32693 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the days after the sale. Dated in Gilchrist County, Florida this 26 day of March, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Gilchrist County, Florida By: /L. Ayers Deputy Clerk (SEAL) Albertellia Law Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: AH16-028121 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accomodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, response please contact Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. Publish April 5 and 12, 2018b _____________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm 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. Unscheduled Guests D. Consent Items 1. Minutes Regular Commission Meeting, March 13, 2018 2. February Financial and Expenditure Reports E. Staff Reports 1. Public Safety Department 2. Public Works Department F. Action Items 1. Resolution 2018-03 Implementing One-Way Streets 2. Approval of Code Enforcement Interlocal Agreement 3. Approval of DEP Grant Agreement G. Discussion Items H. City Attorney Report I. City Manager Report J. Board Member Requests K. Public Comments L. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact 352463-4000 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800-955-8771. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person 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 proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Lyle Wilkerson City Manager Publish April 5, 2018b ______________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GILCHRIST COUNTY, holder of the and year of issuance, the Description of the property, and the Name in which it is assessed as follows: File #: 18-0007-TD 263.0000 Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of property: LOTS 2 3 6 BLK 19 SUW RIVER SUBD 2007/2649 2007/2650 Assessed to: ZACHARY THOMAS SCULKY In the County of Gilchrist, State of Florida according to the Law, the Property to the Highest Bidder on the 1 7th day of April, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. on the website If you are interested in bidding on the property, please be advised that you must register on the website and place a deposit prior to the sale. Additional information is available on the website. 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Page Eight THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Wilkerson Farms 83 Farms Sanchez Farms Dixie Auto Salvage Josh Moore Bobby Schultz Chuck Clemons, District 1 State Rep. Helen Chemicals Ted Yoho, U.S. Congress Knothole Timber Sunstop I would like to thank the following people for purchasing my hog Tigercat at the 2018 Suwannee River Fair. It is great people like you that make our fair so successful. Jaxson Ridgeway, Wilcox 4-H THANK YOU! NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEMBERSHIP The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council invites interested persons to apply for membership on the Gilchrist County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is an advisory Board that oversees the provision of public transportation services to disad vantaged citizens in Gilchrist County. These are volunteer positions. Applicants must be residents of Gilchrist County. Applications or additional information may be obtained by contacting: Lynn Godfrey, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gaines ville, Florida 32653; phone 352.955.2200 x 110, e-mail or by visiting our website at Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2018. 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 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Life Skills Class Prom King Jordan Sullivan and Queen Emma Weeks. The Prom was held on Thursday, April 29 at Bell High School. This years theme was Lets Fiesta. The annual prom was a big success with the students having a wonderful time dancing the afternoon away. Life Skills Prom King and Queen The Bell High School Prom King was Jared Thomas and the Prom Queen was Cheali Huffman. The theme of the Friday, March 27, prom was A Night Under the Stars. The event was held at Seven Hills Farm in Eastern Gilchrist County. Bell High Prom King and Queen The Mission in Action for God, Inc. Has re-opened their Nursery in Bell Paul and Elizabeth Charron and volunteers will be glad to help more. The Charrons are always happy to share their gardening knowledge. The Nursery is now open Thursday and Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-1 or by Appointment Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Nursery is located between Bell Baptist Church and Lafayette State Bank in the heart of Bell. (352) 463-2058 With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Submitted January thru March have been three busy months for Springhouse Quilters. The day group and the night group have stayed busy making things for the festival which was held on March 17th plus completing items for family and friends. The ladies always look forward to the festival and the time they can share visiting with all the visitors attending the festival. Quilters get their inspiration from other quilters and their work. It is almost like reading a good book and living the main characters thrill. The festival was well attended and Springhouse Quilters had their gift shop under the open area at the Trenton Depot. Many of the guilds quilts were hanging out for visitors baskets of quilting supplies and other goodies given away during the festival. Quilters are good cooks and Springhouse Quilters had a bake shop with many of the members special sweets and breads. As an extra treat, hot coffee was available for the early visitors. Each month Springhouse day members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for a time of fellowship, show and tell with time for fellowship. well attended during the day, plus the Nite Owls meetings each week have been full. Each group has different projects but share their knowledge with each other. The April day meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10. For complete information about Springhouse contact a member or Lois Scott, (352) 463-2207. Springhouse Quilters News contact Lois Scott at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe. Annual Trenton FFA Alumni Plant Sale to be held on Saturday The annual Trenton FFA Alumni Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 7. The sale will take place at the Trenton Elementary School campus and the gates will open at 8 a.m. shrubs, fruit trees, ferns and more. Come out and see the great selection. The proceeds from this sale go to support Trenton Middle and High FFA Chapters when they attend training sessions and conventions. Trenton FFA Chapters would like to thank the community for their continued support. Local Students Making a Difference Submitted Students at the new Central Florida new and unopened toys/items for patients ages newborn to 21 years old. The collected toys/items will all be given to those undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg. The students will be collecting items until April 12, 2018. Please call or text (352) 210-7061 and arrangements will be made to pick up your donation. Thank you! Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department April 7th Pancake Breakfast Submitted The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their next monthly Pancake Breakfast at their Station 3. This months breakfast will start at 7:30 AM on Saturday, April 7th and run until at least 10:00 AM. All residents of the northeast communities are invited to attend. Blueberry, nut and plain pancakes will be served, along with sausages, eggs, coffee, juice, grits, cheese grits, too! As usual, the cost for the breakfast will be a donation to the located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), just east of the Spring