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Gilchrist County journal
Place of Publication:
Trenton, FL
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Gilchrist County Journal, John M. Ayers II - Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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English

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United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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29.614231 x -82.818569

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Began in 1933.

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University of Florida
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 48 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, April 26, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area April 26, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. 2 Deputies Die in senseless shooting By Carrie Ayers Mizell and Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County residents were shocked last week when two young Sheriffs deputies were gunned down while eating lunch in Trenton. The tragedy unfolded at the Ace China Restaurant on Thursday, April 19 at 3 p.m. A lone gunman, later and killed two Gilchrist County Sher on himself. tz, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Dep uty Taylor Lindsey were on duty and eating lunch together when they were There was no crime in progress, Schultz also said, Our deputies were ceased in his vehicle, parked at the Sgt. Ramirez was 29 at the time of and two young children. Known for his infectious smile and warm per sonality, Sgt. Ramirez had served at Lindsey was 25 at the time of his death. A Gainesville resident, Deputy Lindsey served for over three years with the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Deputy Lindsey at Drummond Com They gave their lives so we could as God-fearing heroes, who showed integrity and loyalty. They were said. Following the shooting, law en north Florida traveled to Gilchrist County to assist the local Sheriffs vestigative assistance. Sheriff Schultz assured local citi zens on Friday that during this time any emergencies. The deputies arriv they are professionals and are there the same respect as you would treat GCSO calls since Friday. Supporting agencies included the Gilchrist County Emergency Man Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Corrections, Patrol, Florida Department of Law torney General for Florida, and the Judicial Circuit. In a press conference on Friday, Sheriff Schultz said he did not want to make the shooting into a political issue. expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent that its every type of putdown that you can think of. The only thing these men were guilty of was wanting to protect Condolences poured in for Gil christ County law enforcement from around the country. President Don ald Trump tweeted, My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the families, friends and colleagues of Florida Governor Rick Scott tweeted, It is true evil for anyone to in Florida, we have zero tolerance for violence, especially against the police. I ask every Floridian to honor who work to keep our communities The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the crimi nal investigation. Lt. Scott Tummond of LCSO was asked what the motive for the mur requests since shortly after the inci dent happened. Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Dep uty Sheriff Taylor Lindsey are the County since Sheriff Mark Read was killed in 1956, responding to a drunk with a shotgun. Sergeant Noel Ramirez Deputy Taylor Lindsey Services were held A joint funeral service was held for Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Tay School in Bell, Florida. The visitation was held at 10 in the morning fol spoke. Following the service a motorcade escorted the fallen heroes from service was held. It took one hour for the motorcade to pass through Trenton, Law enforcement from throughout the state and out of state traveled to Gil christ County to attend the services for Noel and Taylor. Motorcade for our Fallen Heroes The GCSO along with law enforcement from throughout the area partici pated in a motorcade from Gainesville to the funeral home in Trenton on Friday evening, April 20. The procession included some 75 vehicles. One participant in the motorcade said there were hundreds of supporters Those individuals waited for an hour or more to honor their fallen heroes Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. Candlelight Vigil to Honor Ramirez and Lindsey A candlelight vigil to honor Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey was held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, at the Veterans Memorial Park at the Gilchrist County Courthouse in Trenton. A huge crowd stood with gathered sang a heartfelt Amazing Grace along with Michael and Christie McElroy. Sheriff Schultz said, I want everyone to know that the families feel your The Sheriff went on to ask people to continue to pray for the Ramirez and Sergeant Noel Ramirez 1988-2018 Deputy Taylor Lindsey 1992-2018

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Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Tide Tables For The Week of 4/26 to 5/2 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th Low 6:40 AM 0.2 High 12:42 PM 3.0 26 Low 7:04 PM 0.6 F High 12:52 AM 3.1 Low 7:23 AM 0.3 27 High 1:14 PM 3.2 Low 7:50 PM 0.1 Sa High 1:43 AM 3.2 Low 8:02 AM 0.4 28 High 1:44 PM 3.3 Low 8:30 PM -0.2 Su High 2:27 AM 3.2 Low 8:36 AM 0.6 29 High 2:13 PM 3.4 Low 9:08 PM -0.3 M High 3:09 AM 3.1 Low 9:09 AM 0.8 30 High 2:41 PM 3.5 Low 9:44 PM -0.4 Tu High 3:48 AM 3.0 Low 9:40 AM 0.9 1 High 3:09 PM 3.5 Low 10:18 PM -0.4 W High 4:26 AM 2.9 Low 10:10 AM 1.0 2 High 3:37 PM 3.5 Low 10:52 PM -0.3 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 Let our family take care of yours. Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Schedule and Same-Day Appointments, 490-5005 1113 NW 23rd Ave Chiefland, FL 32626 (In front of Walmart) We proudly welcome Barbara Williams, ARNP. She has over 20 years of Pediatric Experience Well Child Visits, ADHD/ADD Care, Childhood Immunizations, School Physicals, Sports Physicals, Acute Care. Accepting all Medicaid and Most Insurance Plans. When you call our oce you will be answered directly by our Friendly Receptionist. Our prayers and support go out to the Gilchrist County Sheris Department and their families. e Lord said, I go now to my father to prepare a place for you. We think of deputies Ramirez and Lindsey as we reect on this promise. Prayers from the Yencho Family. Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Submitted The Gilchrist Rotary Club met on April 23 at the Womans Club in Trenton. Rotarian Lindsey Lander hosted todays two-part program. First, we heard Annah Newton, who will be graduating from Trenton High School, tell us about the Central American country of Guatemala and the bi-annual missions to Guatemala sponsored by Pine Grove Baptist Church. The Church has been support in the malnutrition center for approximately ten years. Adults and students volunteer for this mission as a way to give and help others in need. Lindsey then went on to educate us about the Constitution Revision Commission. Every twenty years thirty-seven appointed members place initiatives on the Florida ballots. This will be the third time the opportunity for revisions has occurred and Florida is the only state that has this practice. Lindsey, an attorney practicing in Trenton, noted there are 8 revisions on the ballot for this year and cautioned voters to carefully read and understand what they are voting for as the revisions can be misleading. Often there are several changes packaged together in the revision. Our Rotarian in the Spotlight this week is Dan Beyer. Dan owns Beyer Auto Salvage & Sales in Trenton. Dan explained they serve the North Florida area by buying and removing scrap metals and automotive salvage. His company often partners with other companies for scrap drives and collaborative projects. The Gilchrist Rotary will meet on Monday, April 30 at the Womans Club in Trenton and Rotarian Damon Leggett will provide an update from new year of assessments. Chefs Table Bistro catered the luncheon of stuffed pork loin, Caesar Salad, mixed vegetable medley, garlic toast and assorted cookies and desserts. Happy Birthday wishes to Amanda Thomas, Courtney Martin, Brett Diaz, Leslie Blake, Pat Calonge, Jacklyn ODonnell, Regina Pearce, Rhett Watson and Jan Warren, April 26th; Chris Rogers and Kendrick Gent, April 27th; Mike Harrell, Will Knighton Robinson, Rick Gooding, Charles Middlebrooks and Jay Wallace on April 28th; Amy Deen, Flora Sandlin, Beth Latner, David Allaire and Tracy Brown on April 29th; Donna Owens, Henrietta Percivat, Gabriel Kaleb Colson and David Neilson on April 30th; Tremaine McQueen and Sheri Philman Taylor on May 1st; Dana Yates and Amanda Gargano on May 2nd. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. Mrs. David Day on April 30th; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Belanger and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Beach on May 1st. Rotarian Todd Newton, Annah Newton, Rotarian Lindsey Lander, Jennifer Beyer, Rotarian Dan Beyer and Rotary President Bob Clemons. Miss Theresa and Miss Callies Pre-K Class Miss Sheila and Miss Shirleys Pre-K Class Miss Stacey and Cathys Pre-K Class Miss Wendy and Miss Shanas Pre-K Class Miss Franne and Miss Amandas Pre-K Class Miss Martine and Miss Amandas Pre-K Class Trenton Elementary School Pre-K Classes recently held a Walk-A-Thon for United Way Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor needs volunteers We are now seeking volunteers to be part of Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor, treatment and temporary housing facility for severely wounded veterans. This facility will provide treatment, rehab services, care, physical therapy, counseling, and will serve as a 1-stop site for a wide range of services for veterans to connect with. A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for May 19th at Otter Springs. A wide range of help is needed. For more information or with questions, please call Debbie Destin, at (352) 215-5476. If you have Church News, Reunion News or local event news please email it to the Gilchrist County Journal at gcjreport@bellsouth.net or call 463-7135 For more information.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for purchasing my wether and the support you have shown me. Your generosity has been an absolute blessing to me. Alaina Blair Osceola 4-H Club Palms Medical Group Dr. Bruce Thomas Judge Sheree Lancaster Supervisor of ElectionsConnie Sanchez Adam Elliott THANK YOU Josh Moore and ADT Farms VIDALIA Onions Jumbo Size 10 lb. bag ... $6.95 25 lb. bag ... $14.95 If you would like to order any onions, please call Gilchrist County Farm Bureau by May 7 Delivery to County Farm Bureau office will be May 14 18, 2018. Sale 352-463-2298 Ask for Rosie Sweet "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. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck 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. Blessed are those who are perse cuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 How do I write a column this week? What words do we print in this weeks Gilchrist County Journal. This paper is home owned and has been put out weekly for over 80 years. I dare say, this is the hardest issue that we have ever published. I grabbed the Journal camera and ran down near to Ace China restau rant last Thursday just after 3 p.m. Hearing there had been a shooting and working at the paper, that is what you do, you go take a photo. It wasnt long before we heard that a deputy was down. At that point the newspaper was forgotten and my heart began to hurt for our county. Cause our guys in Green are special to us all. GCSO is dearly loved and respected in this county. How could this happen here? I often tell out of county folks that We could possibly be the only county left in Florida with only one signal light. We have always lived in a bit of a bubble, a special place where we go all out for those who suffer from an illness or their home burns. We sup port our schools and civic organiza tions. People here still attend church on Sunday, and help their neighbors when they can. I dont know how you feel but it seems to me our bubble has been busted when on April 19, some crazy guy shot and killed a very young deputy and a young sergeant for no reason. That day our world stopped turning. But, now we are a county with a wrong? I guess if we could ask Sgt. Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey they would like for the citizens of Gilchrist County to and throughout the country. Pray for their families and be good citizens who respect and teach our children to respect the law and the men and women who put their life on the line day in and day out to protect us. Seems like I dont really have the right words, I am pretty sure that there are no right words for this trag edy. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down ones life for ones friends. John 15:13 --Southern Pimento and Cheese 1 cup grated sharp cheddar 1 cup grated medium Jack 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons softened cream cheese Cayenne pepper to taste, optional 3 tablespoons chopped pimentos 2 chopped green onions 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 strips fried bacon, crumbled cheese together then add cayenne, pi mentos, green onions, Worcestershire pimento and cheese for several hours. When ready to serve sprinkle bacon over the top. Serve with crackers or make a pi mento sandwich. My mother-in-law, Mary Ayers, always stuffed celery with homemade pimento cheese for Christmas Eve. No matter the recipe, Pimento and Cheese is good old fashioned com fort food and what we all need this week is some comfort. May God Bless our Fallen Heroes, their families, our GCSO and Law Enforcement throughout the USA. From Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz We are grateful and continue to be humbled by the out pouring of support for our two fallen deputies, and can donations for Taylor, Noel, and Noels children: deputies can be credited online with the following infor mation: (as a note and warning to potential evil-doers, the account is protected and withdrawals can not be made en sure you use a secure internet connection) Financial Institution: Drummond Community Bank Routing Number: 063113879 Account Number: 1003000088 gofundme.com/noelramirez has been established by Noels father-in-law to accept donations, in trust, for Sergeant Ramirezs children. Thank you for sharing among your friends and ours. Donation Information for the Ramirez and Lindsey Families Trenton Drama Club Presents Shrek the Musical Submitted Trenton Drama Club presents Shrek, The Musical on May 10, 11 and 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Trenton Elementary School Auditorium, Based on the Oscar-winning a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure! This musical brings all your favorite characters that you stage. Its the tale of an unlikely hero journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a shorttempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, theres one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Trenton Drama Clubs presentation of Shrek: The Musical is fun for the whole family, and proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Tickets are available at the TES Front Desk. Prime Reserved tickets for Adults are $12 and Students $11. Reserved tickers for Adults are $10 and Students are $9. General Admission for Adults are $9 and Students $7. Bell Library Book Sale to be held Saturday On Saturday, April 28th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the Bell Library will be holding a book sale. The sale will be at the Bell Library which is located at 1130 S. Main Street, Bell, Florida. The fundraiser will also include the sale of Friday, April 27 for Christie Lopez 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 Black and White Ball Planned June 16 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 (352) 231-0102 or Charlotte Kearney 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. Thank you, Black and White Ball Committee

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Not here!! Not Trenton. Not Gilchrist County. Not our Tri-County area! Our entire community is affected by the tragedy this week and our hearts are broken for the Ramirez and Lindsey families. I was out of town when we heard the news, so like many, I watched the details unfold online and heard from friends and family. My husband and I prayed for the families involved, and gave thanks for Sheriff Schultz, Chief Rexroat, Chief Campbell and so many others who provided sound leadership throughout this tragedy. The strength and resolve they portrayed while dealing with their own grief was incredible, and we cant thank them enough for days. Our First Responders are brave men and women who put on the uniform and knowingly run into danger. They defend our community willingly and every shift to honor the memories of Sergeant Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey. So, as a community what is our part? Lets honor these two heroes and all who protect and serve. We can begin with prayer. Pray for the Ramirez and Lindsey families. Help where you can. They will need our love and support for many days to come. Next, pray for safety the strength and courage to do their jobs well. Pray for their families, to let them walk out the door and into service. Also, give random, intentional acts of kindness to our men and women in uniform: say thank you, give a smile and a handshake, pay for their breakfast or lunch, and show your appreciation. Lets overwhelm our our gratitude for their service and be a part of the healing process. tragedy affects everyone differently, and you dont have to struggle through this crisis. According to the National Institute of Health, 70% of Americans have been exposed to a traumatic distress and overwhelm our usual coping mechanisms. Many people experience symptoms such as: inability to sleep, loss of appetite, lack of motivation, irritability, and muscle aches and pains. Understand that these are normal physical reactions to an abnormal situation, and make sure that you recognize the need to take care of yourself. Try to rest, get some exercise and eat healthy. Make time to do something that relaxes and helps you unwind. Talk to someone about how you are feeling. symptoms do not begin to improve within a few weeks, make sure that you reach out to someone for help. We are all in this together. So be that encouragement and help for those around you and ask for and accept help when you need to. May we all take comfort from the words of Jesus: So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. -John 16:22 Because Every Heart Matters, Angie 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 Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and event Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 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 www.trentonchurchofchrist.com 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." www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 www.pinegrove.online 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 Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing psnorthfla@bellsouth.net CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 Bell Church of God Revival Submitted The Bell Church of God invites you to come worship with us. We will have a revival starting Sunday, May 20, 10:50 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Services Monday thru Friday will be at 7:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Evangelist Ann Rogers. We are looking forward to a great time of Christian fellowship, spiritual renewal and refreshing. Hope to see you soon. Any questions please call (386) 935-2006. God Bless You. We would like to invite our community to a Gospel Sing at Lebanon Baptist Church on Saturday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m. In concert will be Victorious in the Blood from High Springs. There will be no admission cost but we will be taking up a Love Offering. Following the foods in our Fellowship Hall. Come join us for an evening of great Southern Gospel Music. For any questions you may contact our our Pastor, Brother Archie Knowles at (386) 935-0454. Lebanon is located at 6114 280th Street, Branford. Looking forward to seeing you there! The historic Allred home is for sale. The home is located at 204 NE 1st Street in Trenton, across from McDonalds. According to an article in an 1981 Gilchrist County Journal the late Mrs. Edith Beach knew a great deal about Trenton history. Mrs. Beach knew some history of the Allred home. The home was built by a Mr. Moore and was later bought by J.P. Haigler who came to Trenton and bought the Coca-Cola bottling plant. (Which is now the building that is home to Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe). The home was later sold to Mrs. W. E. Deen and family. In 1981 it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Allred of Fort Lauderdale. The Allreds had one daughter, Sharon Dawn, who married Fred Thut. Thut said his wife passed away a few years ago and he is the end of the chain and it was time to sell. He hopes someone will buy the home and restore it. Thut said he has spent many happy hours swinging on the front porch swing and will miss the home but it needs more attention than he can give it. This home was built around 1909 and still has its original interior, in cluding the original claw foot bath tub. The property also includes another building that is climate controlled, a garage and a childs playhouse as well as some well established aza leas. If you would like further informa tion on this home, call Stephanie at 352-538-7167. Historic Allred home in NE Trenton. Mr. Fred Thut shown enjoying the front porch swing. Rotarys 10th Annual Fishing Tournament Submitted Please join the Gilchrist Rotary Club for another fun year of bass and inshore competition to raise monies for the youth in Gilchrist and surrounding counties! Our Calcutta is at Salt Creek on Friday, May 11th and the tournament is at Suwannee Marina on Saturday, May 12th. We hope to see you there, thank you for your participation in the past! You may also register for the event by going to the website at GilchristRotary.org. Thank you for your support! Volunteer Fire Departments May 5th Breakfast to Honor the The May 5th, 2018 Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments breakfast will be dedicated to Gilchrist County Lindsey and Sgt. Noel Ramirez. All the proceeds from the breakfast will be given to the Trust Account fund set up for these two brave men. The breakfast will start at the Station 3) at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th and run until at least 10:00 a.m. Members of the Gilchrist be on hand. All residents of the northeast Gilchrist County area and surrounding communities are invited to attend. The cost for the breakfast will be a donation of your choice. The Spring Ridge/Gilchrist County Fire Station 3 is located on County Road 340 (Poe Springs Road), just east of the Spring Ridge Church of God. Please help us take opportunity to come together and help the families of these fallen heroes.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 Obituaries PREVIOUS OBITUARIES can be found online. Visit our website at gilchristcountyjournal.net 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 Sergeant Noel Jr. Ramirez Beltran Sergeant Noel Jr. Ramirez Beltran, 29 years of age, of Bronson, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Trenton. He was born on June 30, 1988 in Brooklyn, NY; the son of Noel Ramirez and Sonia R. Beltran Miranda Ramirez. Sergeant Ramirez had been a resident of Bronson since moving from Gainesville in 2011. He proudly and bravely served his community for a combined seven years in Law Enforcement with the Williston Police Department, and the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Christian faith. He is survived by his father, Noel Ramirez and his mother, Sonia R. Beltran Miranda Ramirez, of Bronson; his 2 year old daughter, Zoey Abigail Ramirez and his 4 year old son, Noel III Ramirez, both of Bronson, and his sister Solianet R. Ramirez Beltran, also of Bronson. Funeral Services for Sergeant Ramirez were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Bell High School Auditorium in Bell with Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at 2:30 PM at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Driggers Hazel Elizabeth Driggers, 86, of Cross City passed away April 16, 2018. Mrs. Driggers was born August 25, 1931 to the late Elizabeth and James Russell, Sr. in Mayo, but had lived in the Cross City area for over 60 years. She retired from the Cross City Veneer Mill and was of the Baptist Faith. In her spare time, Mrs. Mrs. Driggers is survived by her daughter Annie (Harold) Pittman, her grandchildren Joy (Matt) Harden, Lisa (Donnell) Bond and Tammy Driggers, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Cuz Driggers and her son Jeff Driggers. A memorial service for Mrs. Driggers will be held 1:00 PM Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Lindsey Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City and book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mr. Nesby Alvin (Al) Ellenburg Nesby Alvin (Al) Ellenburg, 77 of High Springs, passed away on April 19, 2018. Al was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 28, 1940 born to Nesby Alvin Ellenburg Sr. and Juanita Nash Ellenburg. During his early years he attended Evan P. Howell Elementary school and OKeefe High School Class of 1958. After graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp and served 6 years in the reserves. When discharged from the Marine Corp Al returned home in 1959 and married Patricia Sue Byrd, daughter of Jerry Byrd and Edna Reed Byrd. He purchased a home in Marietta, Georgia where he resided with his wife and their three children Sonya, Karen and Keith. In 1973 he began a career with Badger Water Meter Company in Atlanta, Georgia and that same year was transferred to Gainesville as a salesman for many years. In 1980 his dream of having his own business came true. Al and William (Bill) McLemore started the company Sunstate Meter & Supply, Inc. Al and Bill worked with their wives Judy McLemore and Sue. He was a very successful businessman and continued working at Sunstate Meter & Supply a sole source distributor for Neptune Technology Group until his untimely passing. Sunstate Meter & Supply is a family business and Al worked with his wife Sue and children Sonya, Karen and Keith along with employees that are his work family that include Jay Meyers, Jeff Kimbrough, Mike Mobbs, Ricky Smith, Billy McLemore and Greg Parker. Al enjoyed playing golf and was a member at Gainesville Golf and Country Club for many years. He was a past president of the Buchholz Bobcat Quarterback Club. He was a Gator Booster for many years and enjoyed watching all Gator sports. He also had a passion for antique Classic cars. In 1998 he moved to High Springs and enjoyed mowing the raising cattle and horses. He kept the farm pristine as he would pick up moss and limbs from the trees as soon as it hit the ground and from this he earned the nickname Moss Man He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ellenburg; daughters, Sonya (Ricky) Smith and Karen (Greg Parker) Whittle; son, Keith (Myra Leigh) Ellenburg; grandchildren, Kyle Smith, Kasey Smith, Dalton Whittle, Dillon Whittle, Haliegh Hemond, Audrey Ellenburg and Emma Ellenburg; his three sisters, Yvonne (James) Stover, Mary Wallwin and Rebecca Ann (James) Young; sister-in-law, Jean Byrd and many nieces and nephews. A private celebration of Life will be please donate to a charity of your choice. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome. com. _____________________ Mr. John Gregory Malans John Gregory Malans, 59, of High Springs passed away April 17, 2018. Mr. Malans was born March 1, 1959 in Gainesville, but had been a lifelong resident of High Springs. Mr. Malans is survived by his aunt Mary Malans of Lake City, several cousins, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Jackie Malans, his grandmother Mamie Daniels, and his uncle E. M. Mickey Malans. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Malans were held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 20, 2018 at the High Springs Cemetery, with Mr. Danny Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mr. George C. Pleus George C. Pleus, age 72, of Trenton, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Shands UF in Gainesville. He was born to George and Ruth Pleus on August 1, 1945 in Tampa and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Lutz two years ago. Mr. Pleus proudly served his country in the US Navy. He retired as a Metal Fabrication Designer and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Linda Watson Pleus of Trenton; daughter, Heather Pleus of Dade City; step-daughter, Athena (Marshal) Rodriguez-Hurd of Boston, MA and step-sons, Ian Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie and Erik (Jamie) Rodriguez of Boulder, MT; sisters, April (Herman) Haney and Rosie (Dan) Donaldson and brothers, Gene (Josh) Pleus and David (Barbie) Pleus; all of Lutz; grandchildren, Nicholas Cruz, Boomer Newton and Alexandria Hurd and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Pleus were held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mr. Claude Eugene Butch Sikes Claude Eugene Butch Sikes, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Butch was the owner of Veteran Drywall and was once a Volunteer Fire Department. He was born and raised in South Florida but moved to 3 children, grandmother and aunt. gardening, and raising animals. He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back if someone was in need. His personality, his kindness and his humor drew people in; he was greatly admired by all that knew him. His love for his family and he never met anyone that wasnt an instant friend. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends and will never be forgotten. He is survived by his loving wife, daughter, Deanna McDaniel and his son-in-law, James McDaniel of Elizabeth Garcia of Inverness; his sister, Susan Sikes of Inverness, his nephew, Jake Kuhar of Naples and his sweet companions, Lexie and Mollie. A memorial service was held for Mr. Sikes at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Florida. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Card of Thanks The family of Kourtney Rene Lambert wish to thank you for your sympathy. We greatly appreciate all calls and any generous donations you have made. We lost a wonderful woman who can never be replaced. Thank you again for all the kindness from family and friends during this tragic loss. The Kourtney Rene Dunnam Lambert family Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey, 25 years of age, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Trenton. He was born on June 30, 1992 to William Lindsey and Nancy Newbern Lindsey in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan and also enjoyed loved his job in Law Enforcement where he proudly and bravely served his community with the Gilchrist He was of the Methodist faith. Deputy Lindsey is survived by his parents, William Michael Lindsey of Gainesville and Nancy Newbern Lindsey of Gainesville; his maternal grandmother, Anita Darrell of Hudson; his maternal grandfather, James Newbern of Wellborn and his paternal grandfather, William Fletcher Lindsey of Gainesville. Funeral Services for Deputy Lindsey was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Bell High School Auditorium in Bell with Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. Master Corbin Anthony Davis Corbin Anthony Davis of April 21, 2018. Corbin was born on May 27, 2014 to Kevin and Renae Davis. He was a very active 3 year old who loved had lights and sirens. He attended Joppa Baptist Church with his parents and was loved by all. He is survived by his parents, brothers, Cameron and Chase Davis; sister, Caylee Davis; maternal grandmother, Katherin (Robert, Robret to Corbin) Dicostanzo of Crystal River; maternal grandfather, Carl Coulter of Pennsylvania; paternal grandmother, Sandy Davis of Ponce DeLeon, paternal grandfather, Robert Davis of San Antonio, Texas and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Robin Thomas and Rev. will follow at Joppa Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday evening, April 26, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home been placed under the care of Rick

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Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 Livestock Report 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 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 _____________ 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 _____________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session Monday, April 30, 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 26, 2018b ______________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, under the provision of Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990, will register with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, P. O. Box 1300, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon name, to wit: Just in Time Coffee, Bakery and Sweets Description: Restaurant at 3280 West Powers Avenue Bell, Florida 32619 Underwhich we are engaged in business in Gilchrist County, Florida. That the parties interested in said business are: Just in Time Coffee Bakery and Sweets 3280 West Powers Avenue Bell, Florida 32619 Publish April 26, 2017b ____________ NexTower Development Group, LLC NexTower Development Group, LLC proposes a 199 Monopole tower structure known as Knighting Lake located at 7712 SE County Road 337 Trenton, Florida 32693. Please submit any written comments by 05/18/2018 regarding potential effects on historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and/ or any environmental concerns to Brent Handley, 7220 Financial Way, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256; or call at (904) 470-2200. Publish April 26, 2018b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. Case No.:21-2018-CA-000014 SOUTHERN FOREST GROVE, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. LUDIN PIERRE and MARIE T. PIERRE, if married if alive and if dead, their respective, known and unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against the hereinabove individually Defendants, ______________________/ TO: Ludin Pierre 1 Angel Place Sommerset, NJ 08873-4122 Marie T. Pierre 1 Angel Place Sommerset, NJ 08873-4122 NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title as to the following described lands in Gilchrist County, Florida: LOT 10 BLK 21 SUWANNEE RIVER ESTATES NORTH 136/106 223/608 240/344 2001/1655 2004/2747 2005/4529 2005/5886 Tax Parcel Number: 320715-003600210100 required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A., Petitioners attorney, Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before the Clerk of 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on April 20, 2018. By: L. Ayers Clerk of Court (COURT SEAL) Publish April 26 and May 3, 2018b _____________ SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on October 27, 2017: Craig Watson, 159 NE 90th Ave, High Springs, FL 32643 has submitted an application to renew Water Use Permit number 2-041-221497-4, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.8408 million gallons of groundwater for agricultural use in 1-in-10 year drought conditions. This project is located in Township 8S, Range 16E, Section 36 and Township 9S, Range 18E, Section 1, in Gilchrist County. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. Publish April 26, 2018b. ______________ ROLLOFF DUMPSTERS HART 386-362-9760 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 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 ben.colson@ffbic.com 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 Richard Fish sold the top slaughter bull this week at $79.00 bought by Brown Packing. Blackwater Cattle, LLC sold the top slaughter cow this week at $62.00 bought by Brown Packing. Roy McCormick sold the highest priced replacement cow at $114.00 bought by Bar D Ranch. Jim Rice sold the top replacement bull at $90.00 bought by Ronald Smith. Blake Hand sold the highest priced family (1 Cow and 2 calves) at $1,400.00 bought by Frank Smith. The highest price yearlings went to cracker Cattle at $210.00. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. You can watch our Cattle Sale live every week at www.lmaauctions. com. #1 STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 210.00, 210.00, (210.00) 200-249, 200.00, 207.50, (203.13) 250-299, 182.00, 188.00, (185.00) 300-349, 182.00, 190.00, (185.20) 350-399, 180.00, 184.00, (181.71) 400-449, 166.00, 170.00, (167.00) 450-499, 155.00, 168.00, (161.00) 500-549, 150.00, 153.00, (151.00) 550-599, 144.00, 146.00, (144.67) 600-649, 112.00, 124.00, (119.00) #1 1/2 #2 STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 200.00, 210.00, (204.29) 200-249, 115.00, 200.00, (166.86) 250-299, 138.00, 182.00, (166.57) 300-349, 160.00, 182.00, (175.10) 350-399, 134.00, 180.00, (168.77) 400-449, 149.00, 166.00, (159.07) 450-499, 148.00, 155.00, (150.17) 500-549, 98.00, 150.00, (138.83) 550-599, 70.00, 144.00, (115.00) 600-649, 82.00, 112.00, (102.50) #1 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 195.00, 200.00, (198.33) 200-249, 190.00, 207.50, (197.50) 250-299, 152.50, 166.00, (160.20) 300-349, 168.00, 175.00, (171.25) 350-399, 150.00, 164.00, (155.00) 400-449, 146.00, 149.00, (147.00) 450-499, 143.00, 148.00, (146.00) 500-549, 124.00, 134.00, (130.00) 550-599, 66.00, 66.00, ( 66.00) 600-649, 86.00, 124.00, (105.00) #1 1/2 #2 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 180.00, 195.00, (190.50) 200-249, 80.00, 190.00, (146.67) 250-299, 118.00, 152.50, (141.19) 300-349, 144.00, 168.00, (149.75) 350-399, 124.00, 150.00, (139.25) 400-449, 130.00, 146.00, (137.67) 450-499, 88.00, 143.00, (126.57) 500-549, 70.00, 124.00, ( 97.25) 550-599, 40.00, 66.00, ( 53.00) 600-649, 69.00, 86.00, ( 75.67) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000, 53.00, 114.00, ( 75.00) 1000-1200, 53.00, 100.00, ( 68.56) 1200-1400, 52.00, 74.00, ( 58.75) 1400-1600, 52.00, 84.00, ( 63.29) 1600-1800, 64.00, 64.00, ( 64.00) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 62.00, 86.00, ( 77.33) 1200-1400, 62.00, 62.00, ( 62.00) 1400-1600, 71.00, 71.00, ( 71.00) 1600-1800, 66.00, 90.00, ( 76.33) 1800-2000, 75.00, 79.00, ( 77.00) PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 550.00 1,175..00 790.00 FAMILY 3 1,400.00 1,400.00 1,400.00 TOTAL: 446 Letter to the Editor Submitted Noise, Disturbing the Peace Issues We have been made aware of air, water, and soil pollution via various entities, but less so of noise pollution, from which were unable to escape, and it is time for the County Commissioners to create a commonsense noise related ordinance. This issue has come to the forefront by residents testifying at commission meetings just how noise pollution is affecting their lives. Noise pollution is disruptive! Because there are so many exceptions to the present noise ordinance, anything goes between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM with no relief for those affected. Noise pollution can be physically damaging by disrupting the circadian rhythm, hearing, blood pressure, and general welfare. How does a person cope if they work nights and cant sleep during the day? What happens to people who are recovering from illness or injury? Do people who are terminally ill not have an opportunity to die in peace and quiet in their homes? How do children and adults get the required number of hours of sleep if theyre subjected to constant, disruptive noise pollution? How does noise pollution affect pets, livestock, and wild animals? The vast majority of residents are considerate of others living in their area, but there are others who deliberately create noise because they are evil. Those are the people who need to be issued cease and desist orders in order to maintain a peaceful environment. I think its necessary for the county to invest in decibel reading meters because the issue is disturbing the peace, not how many decibels are too many, often a subjective number. What we need the Commissioners to do is develop a common sense Disturbing the Peace Ordinance that addresses the noise issue. Most people can live with an occasional noisy disruption in their normally peaceful environment, such as emergency vehicle sirens, farm machinery, tree cutting, construction, and other normal occurrences. The issue is the deliberate noise pollution created by people who enjoy annoying and disrupting the lives of others. If your life has been affected by noise pollution, please plan to attend the next meeting of the County Commission and state your case. Contact your Commissioner directly if youre unable to attend. Dont be afraid to speak out theres strength in numbers. Pray that the Commissioners will do the right thing and create an ordinance that will put an end to deliberate noise pollution. /s/ Rosemary McDaniel Gilchrist County Groundbreaking Ceremony at Camp Valor Join us on May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground in Gilchrist County, for our Camp Valor Project Phase 1 construction Groundbreaking Ceremony. Camp Valor will provide greatly needed and well-deserved core fundamentals of healing, including Education, Rehabilitation, Enterprise, and Recreation and other needed services for our Veterans and their families who have voluntarily ForVets, Inc. is a 501 c (3) Nonprovide transitional living and support services for wounded veterans and their families, with facilities nested in the serenity of 636 acres of natural Florida at Otter Springs. Please come out and learn more about ForVets and celebrate this great day with us while helping support ForVets awesome Camp Valor project for our wounded veterans and their families. For more information call Dan Cavanah, (352) 213-3221 or Debbie Destin, (352) 215-5476.

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Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 Auction PERSONAL PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE AUCTION: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am. 9539 N. US HWY 129, Bell, FL 32619. Motorhome ,Household items, tools, Equipment and much much more. J. W. Hill and Associates INC. 386362-3300. Terms: As is, where is, with all faults. 10% buyers premium, 7% FSST. Cash, check, debit card, credit card (3%) convenience fee. AB 2083. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Yard Sale MULTI-FAMILY SALE: Bell Community Center, Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 9 am 5 pm. Large electric kitchen stove, quilt frame, DVDs, books, video games, clothes, household items, porcelain greenware, and so much more! 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Book Sale Bell Library Spring Book Sale: Saturday, April 28, 9 am to 2 pm. 1140 South Main Street, Bell. Books for all ages. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------For Sale 55 GALLON DRUMS, 5 gallon pails, calf buckets for sale. 4929 SE CR-232, Trenton. 352-472-3634. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------5TH WHEEL HITCH with rails. Asking $300. 4929 SE CR-232, Trenton. 352215-9540. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Produce LOCAL-GROWN PEACHES: U-pick or I pick. Allens on 55A, Old Town. 8 am 5 pm, Tues., Wed., and Fri. 8 am 3 pm, Sat. 352-542-7284 or 352-356-0288. 1tb,4-26 Help Wanted CSR / Insurance Agent Needed: Dependable, experienced person needed to assist local insurance agency, Duties include basic functions such as showing up If you dont have transportation or cannot be on time, do not apply. For those with insurance experience, this could become a managerial position depending on background. No patience for millennials who choose to camp out on cell phone all day instead of working! Hours are Monday Friday / 8:30am 5:00 pm. Email resume to: tcis@bellsouth.net 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Millennials needed!! All you have to do is come in late, bring your cell phone, be prepared to check Facebook throughout the day, and most importantly surf various websites while present. Pay is you will make! Easy Money is waiting for you Send resume to: tcis@bellsouth. net. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class Asphalt crewman. Exp. required on all. 352-535-5479. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------is seeking a full time Customer Service Representative / County Secretary. Duties include answering the phone, taking payments, Quickbooks, and assisting agents with daily activities. Pay is dependent upon experience. 440 CSR License & QuickBooks experience preferred. Resume may be emailed to daniel.wirick@ffbic.com or dropped off at Gilchrist County Farm Bureau located at 306 W Wade ST Trenton. 1tb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEKING BOOKKEEPER in Quickbooks!! Excellent pay. PT/FT. Email resume to dwmillerconstr@gmail. com 4tp,4-19-5-10 Help Wanted is accepting resumes for FRONT LINE CLERK POSITION. include, but not limited to: High School graduate or equivalent; demonstrate excel in customer service; dependable; organizational and cashier experience. email to bmerritttaxcollector@gilchrist. opportunity employer. 2tb,4-19-4-26 ----------------------------------------------Secretary / Girl Friday Needed: Approximately 20-30 hrs/week. Empty nester preferred. Organizational skills Computer skills i.e. QB, Emailing, Excel. Excellent communication skills. Self starter. Able to work w/little direction. Most important. Applicant Must be Honest & Trustworthy. Competitive wages. Please call 352-339-5785. 2tb,4-19-4-26 ----------------------------------------------Farm Equipment Maintenance Mechanic: Part Time job on Sod Farm that is Local. Please call for information 352-472-2616. 2tb,4-19-4-26 ----------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------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. ----------------------------------------------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. ----------------------------------------------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. ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast and local, tanker experience preferred, minimum 2 years driving, apply in person at 544 NE Lancaster Street, Trenton, FL 32693. ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully down payment. $9,900, only $102/mo. (352) 215-1018. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com ----------------------------------------------5 ACRES TRENTON: Beautifully wooded. Just off SR-26. Owner only $513/mo. (352) 215-1018. www. LandOwnerFinancing.com. ----------------------------------------------2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA on quarter acre, wooded, BRAND NEW, $69,500. Possible Investors Realty Inc. 352-214-7011. TRENTON APARTMENTS 718 NE 7th Place #905 Trenton, FL 32693 352-463-7106 TDD/TTY 711 2 BEDROOM UNITS AVAILABLE Rental assistance may be available. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Equal Housing Opportunity SKILLED MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Responsible for the daily repairs and preventative maintenance of the building mechanical, electrical and related systems, in order to achieve the most efficient usage of personnel and materials in completing Work Orders requested, and maintains an appropriate inventory of parts and equipment needed for repairs. Also provides varied skill work at this level in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning and general maintenance. Requires High School graduate or equivalent and seven years of experience in facilities operations. A High School equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Computer literate desirable. Knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in general maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical maintenance and air conditioning. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions required in general maintenance work. Skill in the use of a variety of tools, material and equipment used in general maintenance work. Ability to read blueprints, sketches, or drawings for specifications of work to be done. Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials. Ability to read and write English. SALARY: $38,073 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7/18 Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Teach all business and related courses; develop new courses; revise curriculum; examine and report learning outcomes; advise business students; recruit students; develop company contacts for advisory committee and internships. Requires master's degree in business administration or a master's degree with 18 graduate credit hours in business. Proven ability to teach freshman and sophomore college students; ability to work with computers, web-based instruction and multimedia presentational teaching technologies. Ability to work well with others. Desirable Qualifications: Ph.D. in business administration; entrepreneur; three years of broad-based business experience; the ability, willingness and qualifications to teach in other areas are advantages (e.g., accounting courses). Substantive experience with college teaching in both traditional and online modalities is desirable. SALARY: Depends on Qualifications. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: human.resources@fgc.edu FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Plants/Trees STRAWBERRY PLANTS, freeze and disease resistant, fruits approximately 6 months of the year, $1 $4.00 ea. Call 352-949-3997. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------FRUIT TREE: Pears, peaches, plums, apples, nectarines. Open 8 am 4:30 pm, Mon.-Thurs. Mary Barron, 4539 SW CR341, Bell, FL 32619. 463-1342. 3tb,4-26-5-10 ----------------------------------------------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. www.senioradulttravel.com 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 9tp, 4-5-5-31 ---------------------------------------------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. Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. They can be picked up at the Trenton Library April 27 5:30. Bring cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned Service. All Major Brands. VISA/MC 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------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 Salesperson needed at Gilchrist Building Supply. Looking for motivated, ambitious person with retail sales experience. LOST BLACK COW 500 lbs. CR-340 and 20th Avenue, Bell. Emory Philman 352-262-3884.

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Page Eight THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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!" 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 homes@lesliesapp.com www.lesliesapp.com 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 Tiger Softball closes regular season with two wins, enters districts as No. 1 seed By Todd Bryant Bryant tagged up and was running On Friday the Tigers hosted the Bowers again got the Tigers sparked With two outs, and the Keystone Tigers defeat Indians on Senior Night on Senior Night on Tuesday evening Trenton baseball is undefeated in District 7 By John Ayers Landon Kennedy, Landon Parrish, The Tigers are the top seed as GO Tigers! Brock Lewis Bulldogs struggle through ing on the road at Union County and with two outs in the inning, as the Ti Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 (NIV)