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Gilchrist County journal
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 47 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area April 19, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Justus Jones to run for State FFA Area II Vice President By Cindy Jo Ayers Trenton FFA is pleased to an nounce that one of their own, Justus Jones, was named a Florida FFA Area II State Vice Presidential Candidate. from this area have always impressed him and inspired him to seek state of Jones said when he entered 6th grade his mother encouraged him to get involved with school activities that he might take a leadership role in and he decided to try FFA. He began with a Forestry Career Development event and after that he was convinced that FFA and all it has to offer was for him. from this area has impressed him and made him choose to seek a state of Over the next few months Jones will visit area FFA Chapters at annual banquets and meetings. During these visits Jones will become acquainted with chapter members and hopefully gain their support at the State FFA Convention in June. Area II is made up of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Put nam and Union Counties. Each school has middle and senior chapters which have two voting del egates. These delegates will cast a vote for either Justus Jones or Ashley Harris of Lake Butler. Jones said that his FFA Advisor Ashley Thoron has been a great help as he enters into this Ashley Thoron, Trenton Sr. FFA Advisor said, Justus has a strong passion for the agricultural industry, it is his passion and strong work ethic that will allow him to continue to be an exceptional advocate for agricul ture and the FFA. Jones FFA accomplishments in clude serving as the Vice President of the Chapter this year and holding school. One of his most exciting ac complishments was starting a com pany with his brother and a friend. Their company is JTC Beef LLC and they processed and sold beef from their own cattle herds. Recently he was the winner of the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame Scholarship and traveled to Tampa to receive the scholarship with his advi sor. Jones Career Development Events known as CDEs were Forestry, Livestock Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Vegetable Judging and Ag riculture Sales. For the past several years he has worked with his father in the family business BMP Logic installing soil moisture probes. Jones said working ence on him. His experience with BMP Logic has helped shape his plans for the future. After high school and hopefully a year serving as the Area II Vice President, he plans to attend University of Georgia and study crop and soil science. He would one day like to help farmers grow their crops Justus is the 18 year old son of Jus tin and Karen Jones of Trenton. The 90th Florida FFA Convention will be held in Orlando from June 11 to 15. Afterwards, hopefully Jus tus Jones will return to his Gilchrist County home as the Area II Vice President. Justus Jones Historic Circa 1925 Ice House and Cold Storage building in Trenton has sold to R.E.A.C.H. Crystal Ice House in Trenton sells One of the few remaining historic buildings in Trenton sold on Friday, April 6. The Crystal Ice House was purchased by R.E.A.C.H. aka Real Estate Acquisition for Children, LLC. for $280,000. The purchase was from current owners Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe LLC, Paul and Stephanie Metts. The Metts purchased the 1925 ice house and cold storage building and remodeled the building in 2010. Since that time the Crystal Ice House has been home to several businesses including a cross stitch shop, antique business, hair salon, machine quilt ing business and a tea room. The Metts listed the property with United Country Real Estate Listing Agent Stephanie Barron in July of 2017 and a contract for the purchase was signed in the fall. The nearly 6,000 sq. ft, building is located at 111 NW 4th Avenue in Trenton, which is next door to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe and across the street from the railroad depot. Steve Pennypacker, the CEO of R.E.A.C.H. said, We are renovat ing the inside and plan to preserve the character of the building inside and outside. The remodeling of the Partnership for Strong Families who will be leasing the building. Devereux Floridas case managers and supervisors who work with Part nership for Strong Families and serve the families in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties will be moving into the building by August. Those case at the Wilson Building located at 930 South Main Street in Trenton. Patty Carroll, Director of Com munity Relations and Recruitment at Partnership for Strong Families said, Staff is really excited about the move to the charming Crystal Ice House. She said that everyone is pleased to be moving to the down town location. By Cindy Jo Ayers Commission hears public concerns about noise problems By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission heard concerns from property owners that reside in rural areas of Gilchrist County asking for changes to be made to the current Gilchrist Noise ordinance, 2009-04. County attorney David M. Lang, Jr. explained to the Commission that of the time allowed in the ordinance, any noise created between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. is allowed. He added that state wide noise ordi nances are hard to enforce at the time of the complaint because law enforce ment must hear the noise before they can arrest someone for a violation of the ordinance. commission that a property owner that lives over 150 away from his house turns up a stereo that booms the neighborhood day in and day out. He said the music rattles the win dows in his house and the individual knows that due to Gilchrist County regulations, there isnt anything that law enforcement can do to them un der the current noise regulations. I would like to have some peace and quiet, but these people dont care and es the scene, they turn the loud music down until they leave and then turn it right back up again. Meador said. Commissioner Gray asked, is it the music or how loud the music is be ing played that is the problem? Mr. Meador explained, It is how loud they play it. They can play it as loud as they want to between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and the ordinance allows that. Commissioner Thomas explained that he has been to the Waters Lake Community and spoke with some of the people that have been reported to be playing loud music in the neigh borhood in the past. The Commis sioner of District Five pointed out that the folks said they would cooper ate with the county and law enforce ment on the noise ordinance. When the complaint is made the people turn the music and loud noises down, but as soon as the deputy leaves the area, they turn the music back up and the problem continues. Tom Lucas told the Commission that Gilchrist County should look at other county noise ordinances to get some ideas or how to amend the cur rent 2009-04 ordinance. Lucas add ed, The ordinance is not the issue, people. Rosemary McDaniel told the Com mission that she has people living in times of the day. Sometimes there are single shots and then there will be I dont know if someone is getting robbed, killed or just target practic ing. She explained that if people are going to target practice, they should be shooting into an approved range backstop to keep bullets from harm ing other people. Attorney Lang explained that the Gilchrist County Commission has no authority on regulating anything to do The Florida Legislature now regu in Florida. You should contact your State Legislator if you want addition Commission Chairman D. Ray Harrison, Jr. asked Sheriff Bobby Schultz how the County Noise or dinance is enforced. The Sheriff ex plained that deputies must hear and be able to prove that an individual is involved in making the noise that is in violation of the Noise ordinance in order to prosecute the case. Commissioner Langford explained that she would like to continue to dis cuss this Noise Ordinance in the next meeting. Commissioner Gray asked how the county could put teeth into this ordinance in order to better regu late problem noises that often occur in the rural communities. Sheriff Schultz pointed out that he would research the State of Florida Submitted The winners of Gilchrist Soil & Water Conservation District (GSWCD) speech and poster contest participated in the AFCD Area 2 contest in Live Oak on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Local winners were Braley Hines in Public Speaking, Emily Pedersen in the middle school division and Linden Teague in elementary division of the poster contest. These students received cash Area 2 Contest. Area 2 covers 22 counties in North Florida and these students represented Gilchrist County in this competition that included students from throughout Area 2. Braley Hines won the Public Speaking contest and will advance to the state AFCD contest in Ocala on August 25. Emily Pedersen placed second in the middle school division of the poster contest. Each of them received a gift card and ribbon. GSWCD appreciates the efforts of these students and their families to help deliver the message of the importance of conserving our natural resources through their participation in these events. Gilchrist Students Excel in Area 2 Soil and Water Conservation Contests Braley Hines won the Area 2 speech contest in Live Oak. Cancer survivors are urged to register and attend the Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties event on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Fanning Springs State Park on the Suwannee River. The event is set to begin with Opening Ceremonies at 6 p.m. followed by a meal served for survivors and caregivers in the community building at Fanning Springs Park. Please register by calling Jodi Sanders (352) 240-5063. Survivors Relay for Life Dinner 24th Annual Black and White Ball Planned for Saturday, June 16 Submitted The 24th Annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018. The cost is $25.00 per person. The event will be held at the Gilchrist County Womans Club on Hwy. 339 in Trenton. Please contact one of the following people to purchase tickets: Mary Davis (352) 463-1535; Angie Walton (352) 231-0102 or Charlotte Kearney (352) 949-0511. The Black and White Ball Committee members are Bernadette Brown, Mary Davis, Val Dukes, Charlotte Kearney, Tracey McGee and Katrina McGee. We certainly would like to thank each of you who have helped support the Black and White Ball in the past. We are hoping that you will continue to keep supporting us. We give a $600.00 scholarship every year to a deserving Gilchrist County senior. Last years scholarship recipient was Miss Gabby Liddell. Gabby is the daughter of Jim and Wanda Lid dell. Gabby was a graduate of Tren ton High School. Thank you, Black and White Ball Committee Friday, April 27 for Christie Lopez who is undergoing extensive cancer treatments. In addition to the cancer, which will cause her to have more surgeries. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. The lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and will be $7 a plate. The meal will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, and dessert with water or soda. Meals may be picked up across the street from MyTyme Fitness on Main Street in Trenton, or local delivery is available. Contact Stephanie Douglas at the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, for further information or to make a donation at 352-4633467. Linden Teague and Emily Pedersen with their posters. Continued on page 2


Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Tide Tables For The Week of 4/19 to 4/25 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 5:21 AM 2.8 Low 11:04 AM 1.1 19 High 4:30 PM 3.5 Low 11:58 PM -0.5 F High 6:16 AM 2.6 Low 11:45 AM 1.3 20 High 5:13 PM 3.4 Sa Low 12:53 AM -0.3 High 7:22 AM 2.4 21 Low 12:37 PM 1.5 High 6:05 PM 3.3 Su Low 1:59 AM 0.0 High 8:43 AM 2.3 22 Low 1:47 PM 1.7 High 7:17 PM 3.0 M Low 3:17 AM 0.1 High 10:09 AM 2.4 23 Low 3:21 PM 1.7 High 8:53 PM 2.8 Tu Low 4:38 AM 0.2 High 11:17 AM 2.6 24 Low 4:56 PM 1.4 High 10:31 PM 2.8 W Low 5:46 AM 0.2 High 12:04 PM 2.7 25 Low 6:08 PM 0.9 High 11:50 PM 2.9 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 To my clients and friends: I would like to announce that I will be retir ing at the end of this month. I also want to thank all of Gilchrist County for your kindness and support over the last 12 years. The Salon will continue on with Tammy, Lydia, Ginger, and Somer. A very special thanks to all my clients, of course all the girls at the salon, and Mr. Stanley. I sincerely appreciate you and will miss you all. God bless, Libby of Libbys Beauty & Barber Shop 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 statute involving the disturbance of the peace ordinance and update the county staff with information to be used in further discussion in the next meeting. --Linda Shepherd, a resident of the Waters Lake Community asked the Commission if Gilchrist County could have a street light put up at the Waters Lake Community Park in hopes of reducing the problems in the area. She told the Commission in the Monday afternoon meeting that problem type people are taking over the community park. Accord ing to Ms. Shepherd at one time the park had gates and they were used to secure the park but they have been taken down. She explained that nee dles and syringes have been found at the park that would indicate that drug use might be a problem at times. Ms. Shepherd explained that she would purchase a light if the county would install it at the community park. The commission asked the County Administrator Bobby Crosby and staff to work out the details and have the park lit and more secure where children of the community can enjoy the area. Sheriff Schultz explained, A light in the community park would be helpful to law enforcement when deputies are in the area. Commission hears public concerns about noise problems Gilchrist County Womans Club News Hostesses from the Gilchrist County Womans Club April meeting were, from left, Myrtle Scruggs, Judge Sheree Lancaster, Lois Scott, Nancy Rowe, Denise Hudson, Chris Schreiber, Christine Smith and Carol Sessler. The Welfare Committee was the host of the April 12, monthly Gilchrist County Womans Club meeting. The guest speaker was State Attorney Wil liam P. Cervone. The membership heard about various scheme and scams that modern day crooks use to steal money from honest people. State Attor ney Cervone entertained the women recounting old crimes such as the Ponzi scheme while relating them to the schemes of today. Everyone enjoyed the Spring themed decorations, lovely meal and the in formative speaker. Continued from page 1 A Centennial Celebration On April 4, 2018 Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center resident, Virginia Hamler celebrated her 100th birthday. To look at Virginia today you would never believe it. A surprise celebration was held with various members of the First Bap tist Church of Bronson and her fam ily. One special guest was her only remaining sibling, Mildred Stanley who is 89 years old herself. It was a tearful reunion for all. Sara Girard from WCJB TV20 news completed a featured news clip that was broad casted on the local evening news. Virginia was born April 4, 1918 in Grifton, North Carolina. She was married Arthur Hamler on January 21, 1943 while he was stationed with the US Marines at Camp LeJune in North Carolina. They had three chil dren, Frederick, Barbara and Alice. Frederick has passed away but Bar bara and Alice both live nearby. Vir ginia worked as a housewife and sup ported her husbands ministry. Arthur had become a Missionary Baptist Preacher and pastored churches in Florida and North Carolina until he retired in 1979. After retirement they moved to Bronson. Reverend Hamler died in 1989 and Virginia lived alone until the age of 99 at which time she moved to Ayers. Virginias hobbies are gardening, camping, traveling and working with her church. Since her birthday Virginia has re of the United States and Congress man Ted Yoho acknowledging her 100th birthday. With the help of her family, she proudly displays them. Very few people reach this milestone in their lives. Centennial Celebration of Virginia Hamlers Birthday Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center staff, family and friends gathered to celebrate Virginias 100 birthday on Wednesday, April 4. Rotary President Bob Clemons, Rotarian in the Spotlight from last week, Patricia Yates, Rotarian Sheree Lancaster, Elizabeth Charron and todays Rotarian in the Spotlight Amy Owens. Submitted The Gilchrist Rotary Club had a heartwarming meeting on April 16th at the Womans Club in Trenton. The meeting was hosted by Rotarian Sheree Lancaster. Sheree introduced Elizabeth Charron, who oversees Mission in Action for God, a plant nursery in Bell that provides food for those in need. Elizabeth, who has lived in this area for over 45 years, is passionate and dedicated to this mission as it provides food for 50100 people each month in our local area. Mission in Action, Inc. is a was founded in 2010. In addition to distributing food to families in need on an emergency basis, they provide weekly gift baskets of basic necessities and snacks to Shands Hospital, Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, Haven Hospice and the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. They also provide food and other much-needed items to the homeless. Rotarians learned that buying plants from this nursery serves our local neighbors in need in many glorious ways! Our Rotarian in the Spotlight today was Amy Owens. Amy was raised in Trenton and graduated from the University of Florida. She serves as the Branch Manager/VP/Loan married her high school sweetheart, Brent, and they have two sons who are very involved in sports. Amy has been a Rotarian for two years and we appreciate her beautiful smile and service! We enjoyed hearty beef stew on this unseasonably chilly day with salad, garlic bread and assorted cake slices catered by Chefs Table Bistro. Rotarian Andrew Nguyen played piano for our enjoyment. Happy Birthday wishes to Jennifer Munn, Valerie Elmore and Autumn Peth on April 19th; Clarice Fowler, Russell Miller, Betty Sue Langford and Peggy Latner on April 20th; Charlie Hatch, Genee Hurlston and Jeannie Kelley on April 21st; Joe Gould, Maria Anderson and Kim Lee on April 22nd; Mark Lang, Joseph Thrash, Evan McQuiston, Stanley MacHenry, Jessica Mahoney, Tommy Philman and James Kitlen on April 23rd; Anna Smagacz, Jennifer Guthrie Wilkerson, Donald Hilliard, Marie Lane, John Parrish and Maria Lord on April 24th; Gary Rexroat, Vida Watson, Donna Raney, Joanne McLeary, Stephen Thurman and Buddy Taylor on April 25th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Alan Harrison on April 22nd. Womans Club to hold Spring Rummage Sale Submitted The Gilchrist County Womans Club will hold its Spring Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, to raise money for its community service endeavors. The rummage sale will be held in the Clubhouse at 2107 S. Bronson Hwy. CR 339, Trenton from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon both days. 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. Gilchrist County applications are due by May 1st. See local your Farm Bureau information. Garden Club to meet April 24 The Garden Club of the Tri-Coun ties will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs Community Church, Fanning Springs. All guests and members are invited to attend. The membership is $10 an nually. The clubs mission is to gain insight and knowledge on plants and our environment along with enjoying social relationships. Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Submitted The North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly Pancake Breakfast on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. For a donation, we offer eggs, pancakes, plain, walnut or blueberry, sausage, juice and coffee or tea. Jeff will be making omelets from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. We welcome you and hope to see you there. We are located on CR 138, 2 1/2 miles East of US Highway 129. Dudley Farm State Park Celebrates Earth Day Celebrate Earth Day with us on April 21, as a bonus browse the Plant Sale offered by our Heritage Nursery. The sale will start at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 18730 W. Newberry Rd, Newberry. For further directions call (352) 472-1142.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers This ad is paid and approved by the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee GILCHRIST COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE There is a meeting of the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bell Community Center. Election time is getting closer, the primary election is only 4 months away. We are starting to plan for Republican victories across the board in 2018. We hope you can make plans to attend our upcoming meeting and see what we have planned and how to get involved. This month our guest speaker is State Representative Ross Spano. Repre sentative Spano is a candidate for Florida Attorney General. It is always great to have a candidate for state wide office come to Gilchrist County so make plans to come by and hear his agenda and ideas for the Attorney Generals Office. We will also be receiving a legislative session update from our State Repre sentative, Chuck Clemons. Representa tive Clemons will give us an overview of what was passed this past Session. And as always, all Republican candidates for office are invited to introduce them selves to everyone. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend! SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck After two days of bad weather and a rescheduling of days, the 2018 FHSAA 1A District 5 Track Meet at take place on April 11th, 2018. The Bell High School Runnin Bulldogs Track and Field Team competed against 14 other area schools and out of 15 total teams, both boys and girls Oak Halls girls team and Wildwood Yonge, Oak Hall, and Hawthorne on the boys side and the Lady Bulldogs meet held on April 25th at Cypress Creek High School around the Tampa area. Three BHS track records were also broken. The following Bulldog regionals: 4th place place place place place Piechocki, Hailee Hayward, Schar Tony Yoder, Tristan Townsend, 4x800 Meter Relay 8 minutes, 59 seconds: 4th place Scharma Hendrix and Rayanah Mkuu both broke Bell High School records at the District Meet as well. Hendrix broke her own school record at the 800 meter run with a time of the school record for the girls 100 meter dash two weeks before at the sity of Florida on March 29th with a tricts in the state, Head Coach Brad all of our athletes this year; both our district participants and our younger Bell track competes at district meet members who were not able to get to districts this year. We are expect our returning runners, jumpers, and throwers next year. Surrency also wanted to thank his coaching staff; girls coach Libby Surrency and as sistant coach Jason Surrency for all of their endless hours of help this without the hard work and dedication of my coaches and our talented stu dent athletes. Bell High School Track year, Surrency added. For additional and Half-Mile Timing. com. The Ayers and Mizell girls enjoyed a girls day out at a plant nursery in fun it is for me now that our daugh ter, Carrie, has been bitten by the gar dening bug. For years a nursery was shop. I recall hearing Carrie and her brother J. say Not another nursery from the back seat of our old Impala when they were children. Carrie, her daughter Caroline and I a sweet friend of mine had recom truly something special. Now, their plants are a little on the pricey side, but the plant selection and displays of plants are truly beautiful. I wanted to pull up a lawn chair and just sit a spell so I could enjoy all the colorful blooms and listen to the water trick ling in the fountains. We wandered around the path ad miring way more plants than we pur chased. I had to smile when I realized I sounded just like my mother, as I told Carrie, You need to plant that one in the sun and this one in the shade. Connie and Stewart Nobles. The nurs ery features fountains, plants, both indoor and out, as well as a building with garden themed gift items. They the garden. Needless to say, we had a great time and Im pretty sure it would make a fun day out for those who like to garden and appreciate pretty plants. After plant shopping we had lunch would gladly recommend the crab cake sandwich. It takes about an hour from Trenton and 45 minutes from Bell to make the and Nursery is located at 9248 129th nursery right in Bell. My good friend Elizabeth makes wonderful container plantings in antique buckets, wheel barrows, enamel coffee pots and the like. She has a great eye for plant shopping with Elizabeth and Paul. Their nursery is the Mission in Ac tion for God Nursery and its located at the Corner of Main Street and Wil tist Church and Lafayette State Bank in downtown Bell. The nursery hours are Thursday-Friday 8-5 or Saturday After shopping at the nursery you lunch at Akins BBQ. Its always good to shop local and support businesses from our area. --Lemony Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg Zest of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup powdered sugar In a large bowl, cream butter and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Beat in dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the pow dered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and for one hour or longer. baking sheet pan with parchment pa per. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in pow dered sugar. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookies lightly browned on cookies for a few minutes on the pan then transfer to cooling rack. Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor Meeting April 23 Submitted Is there help and treatment for their families? Is there physical therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, job training for a successful return to a permanent home in our area, temporary housing, and a wide range Camp Valor, at the beautiful Otter Springs Park. Plans are for an allbeen preparing for the groundbreaking ceremony this spring for all-purpose building, and by raising funding at the recent Trenton Quilt Springs Pageant. More facilities are planned, and will be added as funding is obtained. be part of this great project for our all phases of the project, and for its completion and operation. For more information or with any questions, meet once a month, on the fourth Monday of each month. Youre welcome to come to our meeting on Trenton Library. Isaiah Ryker participating in the Discus Throw event.


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 19, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Discipline is a recurring theme in the book of Proverbs, and numerous verses are spent urging parents to understand their responsibility in correcting their children. Children are indeed a blessing, and very often a challenge. Someone once described having children as realizing that your heart, formerly safe and protected, is now living on the outside of your body, exposed and in harms way. After many this feeling of vulnerability! Psalm 127:3 says that Sons (and daughters) are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Who doesnt agree with this verse while holding a sweet newborn in their arms? But as they grow up and begin to struggle against their them as a reward! Responding to a childs disobedience is frustrating and often leaves us wanting answers. The good news is that these are answers the Bible clearly gives. Hebrews 12:11 states: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. The most obvious point in this verse is that discipline will not be fun. Not for the giver or the receiver, but it is necessary for training. This training marks the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment focuses on what the child did wrong and making them pay for disobedience, while discipline focuses on training and teaching the child to choose what is right next time. The harvest that discipline produces is desirable in the life of every child: righteousness and peace. Righteousness is the ability to make wise choices that us in right standing with God and others. Teaching a child to do what is right at a young age makes it easier for them to choose right as they grow into adulthood. Even in the midst of then experience the peace that comes from a clear conscious. Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death (Proverbs 19:18); Discipline your son and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. (Proverbs 29:17) As parents we can grow weary in trying to discipline our children, especially living in a culture that condemns this practice. It is easier at the time to give in, but in failing to correct a child, we allow disobedience. We may avoid a temporary battle, but we lose the war in building self-control and responsibility within the child. This allows them to travel a path that leads to destruction of their relationships, reputations, health and possibly their lives. Our desire to be friends with our children can be realized after they are adults and will come as a result of the respect gained though the hard work of being their parent when they are young. Consistent, loving discipline ultimately teaches our children how to discipline themselves and guard their hearts from the consequences of bad choices. After all, their hearts really do matter! 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 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 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. Bethel Baptist Churchs Awana children pull for Ronald McDonald House Charities. All these Awana children have recycled beverage tabs to help support your local Ronald McDonald House program. Ronald McDonald house is a temporary home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. Bethel Baptist Churchs Awana Children pull for Ronald McDonald House Program Submitted The Florida Quilt Study Group will meet on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Florida Quilt Museum, 517 N. Main Street, in Trenton. If you quilt, collect, study or just love antique quilts and the women/ men that made them, please join us at the Florida Quilt Museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This is an opportunity for you to share your own antique quilt treasures with other individuals that will be attending this event. Time will be spent viewing and discussing each quilt brought to the event. This is also the opportunity for you to spend time at the museum and see the wonderful exhibits currently on display to include The American Quilt Study Group Challenge: Basket Quilt Exhibit as well as Mary Wilson Kerrs Quilted Memories Quilt Exhibit. For any quilts we do not have time to view in the morning, we will continue following lunch for those that would like to stay. Please contact Kathy Cray to RSVP at or 802-380-1322 if you will be able to join us or have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Florida Quilt Study Group The Florida Quilt Museum cel lecture and demonstration on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Florida Quilt Muse um, 409 North Main Street Trenton, Florida. With her newest book, Forty Fabulous Years with Eleanor, Mrs. Burns marks the 40th anniversary of the publishing of Make a Quilt in a Day: Log Cabin Pattern, published in television program of the same name, has been credited with starting the quilt-making revival and revolution ized the modern art of quilt making. Through mass media, Mrs. Burns has motivated all types of sewers to participate in traditional quilting us ing her unique style; a diverse com bination of cutting and sewing appli cations which replaced scissors and templates with rips and strips, bring ing rotary speed to patchwork. Mrs. Burns is also credited with intro ducing an incredibly rapid stitching system: applying the method of as sembly line sewing to the piecework that lies at the heart of quilt making. Mrs. Burns concise, step-by-step directions were easy to understand, allowing anyone to be successful at making a quilt and provided more experienced quilt makers tips and techniques that compacted what was previously months of effort into one day of work. Quilt in a Day, the television series has been shown on PBS stations Na tionwide for over 22 years. RFD-TV began airing the Quilt in a Day series in 2005 and continues to draw large audiences. Mrs. Burns has written more than 100 books on the subject of quilting. In addition, Burns has designed many quilt patterns and developed a series of specialty rulers for quilting. Burns maintains a quilting studio at her Bears Paw Ranch in Julian, California, a mountain town in San Diego County. Patricia Knoechel, Mrs. Burns sis ter, will lead the book tour and dem onstrations at the Florida Quilt Mu seum on April 27. A $10.00 donation to The Florida Quilt Museum is requested to attend. RSVP to 352-463-3842. Seating is limited. Parking is free. The Florida Quilt Museum is dedi cated to preserving and displaying Floridas quilting heritage. Quilt in a Day Event at Florida Quilt Museum in Trenton April 27 Log Cabin Quilters The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, April 12th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had many show and tell items brought in. One of the items was an old quilt made before WWII. Unfortunately, the quilt was made using an Indian symbol for good luck and then the war broke out and the owner had to put the quilt up in the closet for many years. Ironi cally, visitors to the Museum also knew of another quilt with the same symbol that was going to be altered the quilts still not politically correct and I probably wont be able to show them on our Facebook or web pages. Its a quilt that someone spent hours working on. It didnt harm anyone or start a war. OK, Im thru ranting. Maries manatee quilt just needs age stamp a couple of years ago and had to make a quilt like it. Clara brought in her these boots are made for walking top. I liked the tur quoise pair. She also brought in the small quilt using the checkered Dres den plate from a recent class. The Backyard Pickers will be here Saturday, May 5th. We hope every one has recovered and will be with us then.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 Obituaries 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 Mrs. Ann Marie Egan Ann Marie Egan died peacefully at home Friday, April 13, 2018, after an inspiring and courageous battle with cancer. Anni was born in Farmingham, Massachusetts on November 5, 1962, to the late Edward and Patricia Silva. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Timothy Egan, two brothers, Edward Silva Jr., and James Silva, three sisters, Patricia Silva, Mary Isaacs and Theresa McNeil, and many nieces and nephews. Anni was a longtime educator, having taught at Bell Elementary, Bronson Elementary, and for the past 13 years was the Principal at The Healthy Learning Academy in Jonesville. The success of HLA is testament to her dedication and enthusiasm for education. She loved her students so much and they loved her in return. The kids enjoyed going to school and were eager to learn. HLA embodies principles that Anni has always held dear. A healthy mind and a healthy body are closely connected. The school incorporates yoga, PE, and plenty of outdoor activities to stimulate learning. Anni was a shining star of joy and happiness. She lived her life to the fullest and had fun while working hard at everything she put her mind to. Some of her greatest enjoyment came from dancing, singing karaoke, watching the Rays and Gator baseball teams, and spending time at the beach with Tim. Her enthusiasm and optimism was infectious and she could light up the darkest day and her upbeat attitude was contagious. A Celebration of Annis life will be held at the Newberry Municipal Building, 25420 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, on Sunday May 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. the Florida Cancer Center Foundation, or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville. _____________________ Mr. Cedell Wallace Zeke Fletcher Cedell W. Zeke Fletcher died peacefully after a long illness in the loving company of family and friends on April 12, 2018. Cedell was born in Bell, the only child of the late Mark and Dora Fletcher. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Lively Fletcher, a son Michael (Lois) Fletcher, a daughter Stacy Michele (Tony) Dunn, four grandchildren, Bryan (Susan) Fletcher, Connie (Scott) Kelsey, Marc Dunn and Matthew Dunn, and three precious great grandchildren, Joslyn and Zeke Fletcher, and Amelia Russell. Cedell was a loyal and devoted employee of UPS and retired after 32 years of exemplary service as a tractortrailer driver. Following retirement he continued his association with many of his long-time fellow employees and good friends who were also retired from UPS. To have known Cedell was to love him. Cedell was one of those rare individuals that felt blessed by everyone he met, and everyone fortunate enough to have known him felt blessed in return. He was a man of integrity and strength of character, who loved and was devoted to his wife and family. Cedell enjoyed life to the fullest and was fun to be around. He loved grandchildren. Many a good time from his boat. Cedell was a devoted Christian, and as directed by the men, exemplifying to others all that is good by leading a Christian life. A funeral and celebration of life service was held on Sunday April 15, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Glen Springs Church of Christ, located at 2214 NW 31st Ave., Gainesville. A graveside service was held on Monday April 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Meadows Cemetery, located at 4100 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville. The family received friends Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Haven Hospice. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneral _____________________ Mrs. Joylean Horne Gordon Joylean Horne Gordon of Dunnellon passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in her home. She was 79. Moving from Levy County, Joylean lived in Citrus County for 50 years. She was a Baptist and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Crystal River. Joylean was a LPN for 25 years, a Chaplain of NRLCA for 15 years and a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, sewing, and canning. Joylean was a loving mother, grandmother, and a true homemaker. Joylean is predeceased by her parents W. R. and Pearlie Horne, husband Clarence E. Gordon, brother Windy Horne, sisters Blonie Thompson, and Sandra Anita Horne. She is survived by her sons Barney (Katy), Kent and Chris (Cheryl) Gordon, and sisters Wynette Petty, Wanda Lee Lee, Jestine Brock, Lovezine Rusnak, sister-in-law Sharon (Tommy) Dean, granddaughter Elizabeth Annie Gordon and lots of cousins A service was held on Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:00 PM at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in April 15, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in the care of Knauff Funeral Home, _____________________ Mrs. Phyllis Elgie Tenney Mudgett Mrs. Phyllis Elgie Tenney Mudgett, 84, of Bell, passed away on her fathers birthday, April 9, 2018 in Gainesville. Phyl was born July 24, Button Tenney and Elgie Sleeper Tenney. On September 7, 1950 she married her sweetheart of the past 67 years, Merl Orland Mudgett in Royalton where they operated a Jersey dairy farm and raised their four strong-minded daughters. Our Mom was a gifted writer and story teller. She wrote many anecdotal articles that were published in a variety of magazines during her of publishing several books that capture her love for life, adventure and the comedy of the unexpected and absurd events that happened in her life. Life was rarely dull and river rafting, bow hunting, hiking the Long Trail, selling real estate, milking cows, plowing, planting, anything considered the underdog, setting politicians straight, loving the grandkids, barrel racing at the rodeo, snowmobiling, skiing, traveling summer with Dad while in their 70s, unwelcome skunk. She is the only person we know who could fold her arms behind her head, cross her feet She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, serving in many callings including several cherished years as an ordinance worker at the Orlando Temple. She loved family history research and we know she is surrounded by dozens of beloved ancestors now that she has passed through the veil. She loves her Savior and would want us to testify that she knows He lives. She was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers Harold and Howard and sister Gail. Survivors include her husband Merl, daughters Terry (Ben) Brooks, Diane (Bruce) Ethington, Lisa Huestis, Tracy (Jason) Ballou, 25 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. We express our gratitude to all who loved Phyl and touched us all with kindness and joy. Services were held Saturday, April Ward Chapel, 214 NE 8th Street. Daniels Funeral Home is helping burial services will be held in late June. Please sign the guestbook at www. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak and Branford in charge of arrangements. _____________________ Mrs. Marjorie Landrum Neeley Marjorie Landrum Neeley of Horseshoe Beach, passed away at Shands UF in Gainesville on Saturday, April 14, 2018. She was 91 years old. Landrum in Horseshoe Beach on February 17, 1927 and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Cross City. Mrs. Neeley is preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Buck Neeley and 3 grandchildren, Tammy Jane Neeley, Kenneth Lee Hamm, Jr. and Donald Green. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret (Wayne) Green of Moorehaven, Lillian (R.L.) Corbin of Steinhatchee, Sheila (Steve) Matthews of Trenton and Sandra Mills and Bonnie Hamm; both of Cross City; her sons, Hoyt Neeley and Herman Neeley; both of Horseshoe Beach and Jacky (Nancy) Neeley of Cross City; her halfsister, Gainell Ellison of Horseshoe Beach; 16 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Graveside Services for Mrs. Neeley will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe Beach with Pastor Bobby Lindsey and Pastor Cecil Highsmith For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mrs. Joyce Ann Norton Joyce Ann Norton, age 83, of Bell, passed away at NFRMC in Gainesville on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born on November 5, 1934 to the late Theodore and Adelaide Balz in Brooklyn, NY. In 1964 her husband had the opportunity to work with the Jackie Gleason Show so they moved their family to Miami where they resided until moving to Bell in 1989. Joyce was more than a homemaker; she found herself managing a boatyard in Miami and then a cattle ranch in Bell. around the world on the Concorde. She was happiest spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wally Norton and her son, James Walter Norton. She is survived by her daughter, Rene Louise Norton of Bell and her son, Walter Joseph Joe Norton also of Bell; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. 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.


Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 Arrest Report Need to send a fax? Need a fax received for you? (352) 463-7393 FAX The Journal (352) 463-7135 Legal Notices NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEW RULES, REVISE AND/OR AMEND EXISTING RULES AND REPEAL OLD RULES Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Gilchrist County, Florida intends to adopt new rules, and revise and/or amend existing rules of the Board after a public hearing, as follows: POLICY 2.20D Health and Wellness Copies of the proposed new rules, and revised and/or amended existing rules are available for inspection and copying by 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of all or any of the rules may be purchased at the cost of reproduction which is estimated at $.25 per page. The purpose of adopting new rules and revising and amending existing rules is to bring the rules up to date and discard and unnecessary rules. This revision and adoption of new rules will not have any adverse economic impact on any person. rules are Florida Statutes 1001.41, 1001.42(17), F.S. 1001.11, 1001.43, 1008.22, 1008.34, 1008.385, 1010.01, 1010.04, 1011.01-1011.18 24, 1013.61, F.S. 6A-1.002, 6A-1.004, 6A-1.006, 6A1.007, 6A-1.0071.. A public hearing will be held on the proposed adopted new rules and revised and/or amended existing rules at 4:15 P.M. on May 15, 2018, at the School Board Meeting at the Gilchrist County School Board meeting room at 310 NW 11th Ave. Trenton, FL 32693. All interested persons are advised that any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the board as to any matter considered at said hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made of the proceeding, which record must include all of the testimony and evidence presented. /s/Robert G. Rankin as Superintendent And Secretary of the Board Publish April 12 May 10, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000069CA U. S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR SPRINGLEAF MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2013-2 MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES SERIES 2013-2 FHA/VA/RHS: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF GEORGE P. ASBELL, DECEASED, WETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, et. al. Defendant(s), __________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: JAYNE WILSON ASBELL, whose residence is unknown and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, NORTH 89 EAST, 246.83 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, NORTH 89 EAST, 66.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00: EAST, 660.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST, 66.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 WEST, 660.00 FEET TO AFORESAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 23 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.00 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 EAST, 246.83 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 EAST, 660.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST, 246.83 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 WEST, 120.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 EAST, 210 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 NORTH, 210.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00016 WEST, 210 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST, 270.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 WEST, 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 3.09 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before May 3, 2018 (30 days from Date of First Publication of clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Gilchrist County, Florida, this 2nd day of April, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lyndsey Ayers Deputy Clerk Publish April 12 and 19, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 21-2018-DR-88 Nilda Z. Ramos Guevara, Petitioner, and Darlin Jovani Diaz Lopez, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Petition to determine paternity and other Related relief Custody TO: Darlin Jovani Diaz Lopez, Bell, Florida. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition to determine paternity and other against you and that you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it on Nilda Z. Ramos Guevara, whose address is 2566 NW 50 Street original with the clerk of this Court at P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on record at the clerks WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: April 9th, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Deputy Clerk IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW: This form was completed with the assistance of: Emma Garcia Town Services of FL, LLC 1290 N. Main Street Bell, FL 32619 Telephone: 386-965-1109 Publish April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2018b _____________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session Monday, April 23, 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. Hall of Fame Induction 1. Mary Love Davis 2. Chesley Bubba Beck D. Unscheduled Guests E. Consent Items 1. Minutes Regular Commission Meeting, April 9, 2018 2. Minutes Special Commission Meeting, April 13, 2018 F. Action Items 1. Proposal for Public Works Uniforms 2. Appointment of Citizens Advisory Task Force Signal Maintenance Agreement 4. Resolution 2018-05 Moratorium on Simulated Gambling Establishments G. City Attorney Report H. City Manager Report I. Board Member Requests J. Public Comments K. 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 19, 2018b ______________ NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, at the regular meeting May 7, 2018 scheduled for 4:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners meeting facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by of the County Clerk, Gilchrist County Courthouse, located at 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida during regular business hours. On the date, time and persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 (Land Development Code) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE BY AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 2011-09, SECTION 1.03.02, TO ADD DESTIN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION TO THE CERTIFIED UNRECORDED SUBDIVISIONS LIST FOUND THEREIN; PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they 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. Publish April 19, 2018b ______________________ NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinance which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the City Council of the City of Fanning Springs, Florida, at a public hearing on May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the Hall located at 17651 Northwest 90th Court (Suwannee River Drive), Fanning Springs, Florida, during regular business above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2018-003 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 18-01, BY EDA ENGINEERSSURVEYORS-PLANNERS, INC., AS AGENT FOR NATURE COAST DEVELOPMENT, LLC; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.10.8 ENTITLED MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF STRUCTURES: NO PORTION SHALL EXCEED, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF STRUCTURES FROM FORTY (40) FEET TO ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL, GENERAL ZONING DISTRICT; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of this public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice regarding the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they 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. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Sheila Watson, Town Clerk, at 352.463.2855 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.855.8770 or 1.800.955.8771. Publish April 19, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017-CA-19 CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION MISTY MOUSE, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. RODNEY O. TOMPKINS and RHONDA TOMPKINS, husband and wife, RODNEY O. TOMPKINS, as Trustee of the Rodney O, Tompkins Revocable Living Trust dated February 27, 2007, CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, corporation, and UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE dated April 9, 2018, entered in this case, the Gilchrist County Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, at 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida, commencing between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. on June 4, 2018, the following described real property as set forth in the aforementioned judgment, to wit: Parcel 1 The Northeast 1/4 of Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, less road rights-of-way. Parcel 2 The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of Section 9, Township 9 South, Range 16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, less road rights-of -way. Parcel 3 The East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 16 East, Gilchrist County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens (60) days after the sale. Dated this 12th of April, 2018. Todd Newton Clerk of the Court (CLERK SEAL) By: /s/ L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Publish April 19 and 26, 2018b _____________ 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 May 03, 2018 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2006 SUZUKI, VIN #JS1GN79AX62102837 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-00001256 Publish April 19, 2018b ______________________ ROLLOFF DUMPSTERS HART 386-362-9760 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 "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 John Ryan Brooking Richard, 24, of Archer, was arrested by the Possession of a Concealed Firearm, $35,000.00; Possession of Controlled Substance, includes Cannabis over 20 Grams, $10,000.00; Tamper with or Fabricate Physical Evidence, $25,000.00; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $2,500.00; Total Bond $72,500.00. April 10, 2018 Michelle Christine Schaffer, 25, of Palm Coast, was arrested by the a Felony, Probation Violation, No Bond. April 11, 2018 Michael James Karnes, 35, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist $10,000.00. Shanna Perry, 34, of Jasper, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Intoxication, ROR. Theresa L. Merritt-Watkins, 35, of Trenton, as arrested by the Gilchrist or Mental Injury, $15,000.00 Bond; Contributing Delinquency or Dependency of a Minor, $2,500.00 Bond; Total Bond $17,500.00. Jonathan W. White, 45, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by the Out of County Warrant; Cash Purge $1,090.00. April 12, 2018 Deilwone Lee Henry, 43, of Trenton, was arrested by the Witholding Support, Non Support of Children or Spouse, $1,000.00 Cash Purge. Jason Robert White, 35, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County $600.00 Cash Purge. Melissa Marie Smith, 41, of Trenton, was arrested by the Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts, $300 to $5,000.00, $10,000.00 Bond; Theft of Unoccupied Dwelling; No Assault or Battery, $50,000.00 Bond; Total Bond $60,000.00. April 13, 2018 Justin Wayne Kulp, 29, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Violation X2, No Bond. Kristian Lee Lajoie, 22, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, $2,000.00 Bond. Shawn Taylor Yaw, 24, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Strike, $1,500.00 Bond. April 15, 2018 Victor Alexander Perez-Rivas, 28, of Trenton, was arrested by the Aggravated Battery, Offender Knew/ Should Have Known Victim was Pregnant, $25,000.00 Bond. April 2, 2018 Fransisco Munoz, 20, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Threaten Victim Witness, Informant, $25,000.00, Offender Knew Victim was Pregnant, $75,000.00; Total Bond $100,000.00. Elsie Mary Stevens, 56, of Fruitland Park, was arrested by the Non-Support of Children or Spouse; No Bond. April 3, 2018 Christian Douglas Dakota Weeks, 24, of Trenton, was arrested by the Out of County Warrant, No Bond. April 4, 2018 Janet Gail Potter, 55, of Lakeland, was arrested by the Gilchrist County of Cannabis Under 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, ROR. Charity Markeeta Woods, 34, of Williston, was arrested by the Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, ROR. April 6, 2018


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New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 By Matthew Harrell Bell baseball only played one game last week after rain altered the schedule. on Thursday night. but the Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the fourth when Sammy Love day tripled then scored on a Colton Rawlins single. the bottom half of the inning and held on for a 5-1 win over the Bulldogs. Bell batters struck out 13 times and were limited just three hits in the loss. Loveday and Brock Lewis com on nine hits. Bell is now 3-10 overall and 2-6 in district play. week of district play with four games, two district and two non-district. They open the week on Monday by traveling to Cross City for a dis trict matchup with Dixie County. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs will head to Lake Butler for a non-district game against Union County. On Thursday, the Bulldogs will go on the road to Monticello for a nondistrict game against Jefferson Coun ty. On Friday, the Bulldogs close out their district schedule by hosting Trenton. Lady Tigers go 2-1 for the week Freshman Adrian Ingram laying down a single bunt which landed night against Bell. By Todd Bryant This week the THS Softball team traveled to 7A Columbia County and ing the Bell Bulldogs. The game between Trenton and Bell always renews the county rivalry season district game. Bell came into the contest with a 7-2 district record and a chance to the standings. However, the Tigers started their ace, freshman Darian In gram, and she was too much for the Bulldog hitters. Ingram pitched 5 innings, struck out 8, walked none, and gave up one Trenton racked up 12 hits in only 4 innings of offense. Adrian Ingram was 3 for 3, stole 2 bases, and scored 2 runs. Hallie Bry ant was 3 for 4, stole 3 bases, and scored 2 runs, and Taniah Bowers was 2 for 2 with a double and a run. Bryn Thomas and Jenny-Lynn John son each had a double to add to the Tiger hit list. The Tigers won 11-0 in 5 innings 7-3 record and were tied with Chief land. However, Bell has since won On Monday, April 9th, the Tigers traveled to Columbia County. The Tigers were held to 1 run on 4 hits by Columbia Countys pitcher and lost the contest 3-1. Hallie Bryant went 2 for 3 with a stolen base and Adrian Ingram added a double for the Tigers. Grace Guth rie scored the Tigers only run in the 6th inning after leading off with a walk. Darian Ingram pitched for the Tigers giving up 6 hits in 6 innings with 3 strikeouts and 4 walks. The Tigers had bases loaded in the 6th inning with no outs but were only able to scratch one run across the plate. Columbia County is ranked in the top 10 in their class and top 20 in the entire state and have beaten the Tigers twice this season. On Wednesday, April 10th, the Tigers traveled to Branford to play the Bucs due to a rain out the day be fore. Josie NesSmith pitched for the Ti gers and did a good job scattering 8 hits over 5 innings work, giving up only 2 runs with 1 strikeout and no walks. The Tiger bats were pretty hot as the Tigers pounded out 14 hits, in cluding doubles by Bryn Thomas and Lillian Wilkerson and a triple by Adrian Ingram. Taniah Bowers was 3 for 4 with 2 runs, and Hallie Bryant, Josie Nes Smith, Bryn Thomas, Adrian Ingram and Lillian Wilkerson each had 2 hits. nings with a score of 13-2. The Tigers are 19-3 overall and will face 7A Gainesville High School and 5A Keystone Heights this week. GHS comes to Trenton on Tuesday and Keystone comes to Trenton on Friday. Both games start at 6:30 and are varsity only. Come out and sup port the Tigers. Bulldogs drop district game THS Prom Night Royalty Raychel Thomas Graduating from UF Submitted Raychel Thomas will be graduating this spring with her bachelors degree in AEC, specializing in communication and leadership development. She completed her undergraduate research under the advisement of Dr. Joy Rumble, focusing on Floridians perceptions (GM) food and the messaging that relates to it. I noticed there was a lot of questionability about GM food safety in the general public, said Thomas. I wanted to further explore these perceptions and ways to more effectively present information regarding GM food safety to consumers in Florida. Her research project utilized questions from the Food Panel survey conducted by the Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) at the University of Florida over the course of three years. The questions gauged respondents feelings on the safety of GM food, questions psychographic characteristics and their communication preferences regarding information on GM food safety. Thomas hopes that her research can provide the agricultural industry information on consumer perceptions of GM food safety as well as identify a from GM food safety information. Thomas is grateful that she chose Rumble as her adviser through this process. Rumble is an incredible researcher, Thomas said. I very much value and appreciate her continuous and unwavering support, all my questions. Following graduation, Thomas will be pursuing her J.D. degree at the Levin C. College of Law at the University of Florida.