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Gilchrist County journal

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Gilchrist County journal
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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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United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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Began in 1933.

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 49 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, May 3, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area May 3, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Trenton honors residents with Hall of Fame Award Mary Love Davis, front center, is pictured with her family, great grandsons Kage, and Ki and their grandfather Ken. Trenton Commissioners from left, Kayla Davis, Mayor Lee Deen, Commissioners Marcia Hellams, and Cloud Haley, City Manager Lyle Wilkerson, Commissioner Randy Rutter and Attorney Duke Lang. Commissioner Haley presented the Hall of Fame plaque to Mr. Beck, shown with his wife Alene, grandson Camaron and son Chesley. Attorney Duke Lang, Commissioners Kayla Davis and Randy Rutter are pictured at right. Commissioner Hellams standing at left with City Manager Wilkerson and Trenton Mayor Lee Deen. National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 3, 2018 From left to right, Debra Smith, Kameisha Jackson, Webber Coach Grady Morrell, Thalia Jackson, Trenton Coach Bryant Frye, Tatiyana Jackson and Shenita Jackson. Jackson signs with Webber University On Wednesday, April 18, Trenton High Schools Thalia Jackson signed with Webber International University to play basketball. Webber is a private University located in south Florida at Babson Park, near Lake Wales. The Lady Tigers win second straight District 7 Softball Championship Standing, left to right, Coach Todd Bryant, Grace Guthrie, Lillian Wilkerson, Zakyah Frazier, Zoe Maksimov, Mallory Coates, Shaylyn Parrish, Darian Ingram, Mary Grace Williams, Coach Ben Jacqmein, Crystal Cherry, and Coach Clint Anderson. Kneeling, left to right, Hallie Bryant, Tania Bowers, Bryn Thomas, Josie NesSmith, Jenny-Lynn Johnson, Adrian Ingram, and Ellie Sessler. (See story on page 4) Rotarys 10th Annual Fishing Tournament 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. You may also register for the event by going to the website at GilchristRotary.org. Thank you for your support! The Trenton City Commission honored residents Mrs. Mary Love Davis and Mr. Chesley Bubba Beck Monday night as they were in ducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame. by passing Resolutions to place these two outstanding people into the Hall of Fame. Mary Love Davis is a life long citizen of Trenton as she grew up the youngest of nine children of the late Sylvester and Cora Davis. Mrs. Da vis expressed that family is very im portant to her as many family mem bers and friends were in attendance to support her during the induction ceremony at the beginning of the Monday evening meeting. Mrs. Da vis love for children has connected her to many generations of students during her 35 years of working with the Gilchrist County School District. Mrs. Mary has a passion for children and she loves to see them strive to be the best that they can be. She also en she is not busy in her community vis iting and seeing after people that just need a helping hand. She is a very humility. Mary is known and loved by many in this Trenton community. Congratulations Mrs. Davis. Chesley Bubba Beck is a life long Trenton resident. He is the son of Mr J.T. and Mrs. Dorothy Beck of Tren ton. He has two sisters, Thelma and Carlene. He and his wife Alene have two children, Valerie and Chesley and seven grandchildren. Mr. Beck retired from the City of Trenton after working for 36 years. He was hired by former City Manager Charles Hatch and he worked in the Public Utilities division and helped to install much of Trentons water and sewer infrastructure. Mr. Beck explains af ter retiring from the City of Trenton he still stays busy every day. He also ating heavy equipment and spending time with family and friends. Im a simple man, not wanting much as long as my family is happy and doing well, he explained. Mr. Beck is very well loved by everyone and anybody that knows him knows that he is de and is willing to share his knowledge freely and is willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Congratula tions Mr. Beck. The City of Trenton held a recep tion to honor the inductees and allow the many friends and family members to enjoy a time of fellowship. Hall of Fame Relay For Life will be at the Depot The annual Relay For Life of the Tri-Counties will be held at the Trenton Depot in down town Trenton. The event was scheduled to be held in Fanning Springs, but the location has changed to the Depot. The Relay will be held on Friday, May 4th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Call Jodi Sanders of the American Cancer Society, Inc. at 352-240-5063 for more info. Sheriff Schultz releases update on shooter of Deputies Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz traveled to the FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement of The sheriff shared an update with the media about the man who shot and killed Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey on Thursday, April 19, in Trenton. The two Gil christ County law enforcement of Restaurant having lunch at 3 p.m. when they were ambushed by the shooter, John Hubert Highnote who moved to Bell some years ago from the Tampa area. Update from Sheriff Schultz It is important to the community we serve to provide them some information that the investigation has uncovered so far it is not an answer by any means, but they deserve to know what we know so our healing may begin. I am only going to speak about this person one last time, then send him back into obscurity where he came from and, frankly belongs. John Hubert Highnote was a 59 year old white male from Bell. He was overweight, balding and had a white beard. He is described as a recluse and a loner by the few people who knew him. His neighbors did not see him, nor were they even able to describe him. There are a few internet of men that bear a striking resemblance none of those found to date are him. There is another man who bears the same name, and a somewhat similar description, offered to law enforcement and members of the media that is not him. The only photograph weve uncovered thus far is his drivers license photo, and those images are not public record. He had no social media or online presence that unmasks him. To date, no clear motive has been established. And whatever we ultimately learn, no motive could ever be enough for the families of Noel and Taylor. What we do know is that he left his home on Thursday, April 19, 2018 with the ability and apparent intent to kill people. He was ample ammunition for each weapon. China restaurant, he shot himself in his vehicle in the parking lot, just around the corner from where Taylor and Noel died. There is information in our community that he went to a former employers business before he killed he did go to a business in Newberry that day where he was employed roughly two and a half (2 1/2) years ago. We do not know what his intent was in going there, but as employees approached him, as cowards like him reached him. a few contacts with law enforcement over a period of roughly 40 years, These incidents were so widely spaced by time, distance, and apparent relevance, that no connections or indications of future violence like have been linked together. The violence he perpetrated on Noel and Taylor can never by explained. They were simply assassinated while having a meal. In summary, Id like to share the following: The law enforcement community nationwide answers a call to serve no matter what the problem. We are tasked now, more than ever, with identifying, intervening, and protecting those who are in crisis. Law enforcement as a whole is getting better at identifying those who are battling mental health issues. We ask only one, simple thing: Please stop shooting. Give us, the Deputies, who arrive a chance to help you. Please dont shoot us or anyone else. We want to help you. Let us help you. Please dont shoot us. And if you know someone who is suffering, or have concerns about their behavior dont just write it off as odd. Let us know so we can help before its too late. Well continue to answer the call, to serve our communities, and we sign up knowing there is a risk. But we expected to have a chance please dont just shoot us before we can make a difference. Thank you for remembering what Noel and Taylor were here for.

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Page Two THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Tide Tables For The Week of 5/3 to 5/9 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 5:04 AM 2.7 Low 10:42 AM 1.2 3 High 4:08 PM 3.4 Low 11:27 PM -0.2 F High 5:45 AM 2.6 Low 11:16 AM 1.3 4 High 4:41 PM 3.3 Sa Low 12:05 AM 0.0 High 6:32 AM 2.5 5 Low 11:55 AM 1.5 High 5:20 PM 3.2 Su Low 12:49 AM 0.2 High 7:27 AM 2.4 6 Low 12:44 PM 1.6 High 6:08 PM 3.0 M Low 1:43 AM 0.4 High 8:33 AM 2.4 7 Low 1:51 PM 1.7 High 7:15 PM 2.8 Tu Low 2:48 AM 0.6 High 9:42 AM 2.5 8 Low 3:15 PM 1.7 High 8:43 PM 2.6 W Low 3:59 AM 0.7 High 10:41 AM 2.6 9 Low 4:39 PM 1.4 High 10:11 PM 2.6 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 Groundbreaking 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. SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" Auto Body Collision Repair We Accept All Insurance Claims Doing business for Over 30 years. Fanning Springs Auto 16720 N.W. Hwy. 19 Fanning Springs 352-463-2387 We Guarantee Our Work as long as you own your car. Trenton Commissioners approve moratorium on simulated gambling The Trenton City Commission approved Resolution 2018-05, a tem porary moratorium on sweepstakes parlors, sweepstakes cafes, internet sweepstakes parlors, or cafes, simu lated gambling establishments dur ing their April 30 meeting on Mon day. Attorney Lang explained that this resolution would go into effect on the date that this resolution is ap proved by the Commission. Mr Lang explained that this resolution would be in effect until April 22, 2019, a period of one year to allow the mu nicipality time to decide on the longterm decision of this matter. A motion was made by Commissioner Hellams to approve Resolution 2018-05, a temporary moratorium to stop simu lated gambling in the City of Trenton. Commissioner Davis gave a second to the motion as the board approved this action by a unanimous vote. The attorney explained that the current license holders in the City will be sold during this moratorium period. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Craven Cravens celebrate 56 Anniversary with vow renewal Clifford and Barbara Craven renewed there marriage vows after 56 years of marriage on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. They were married April 6th, 1962 in Jacksonville. Their son, Kevin Craven preformed the renewal ceremony. Grandsons, Austin Craven and Cody Corbitt escorted their Nan to the arbor for the cer emony. The ceremony took place at Cravens River Place on the Santa Fe River. A reception was held afterward at Ira Beas Oasis Park. The Cravens are originally from Jacksonville, Florida and have been liv ing here for the past 7 years. Happy Birthday wishes to Brittany Lee and Pam Hatch on May 3rd; Armilla on May 4th; Lexi Neilson on May 5th; Morgan Douglas, Terry Adkins, Jr. and Mike Conger on May 6th; Linda McElroy and Jimmy Vickers on May 7th; Bradly Hart, Alicia Peth and Gracie Lynn Parker on May 8th. The Gilchrist Rotary Club met on April 30th at the Womans Club in Trenton. Rotarian and Gilchrist County Property Tax Appraiser Da mon Leggett provided an overview of property tax information. Damon explained the various homestead ex emptions and how to read and un derstand property tax forms. Lastly, Damon reminded us to read and check the TRIM (truth in millage) notice that is mailed preceding the actual tax bill to make sure it looks correct. Most people toss them in the trash without checking and Damon reminded us how important it is to check the TRIM notice before receiv ing the actual property tax bill. Rotarians enjoyed a visit from Trenton High School students Alexis recently attended a RYLA camp in the Florida panhandle. RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and is an intensive leadership expe rience where students develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections with peers. President Elect Aaron Haynes asked the students questions about their ex perience. Their expectations of the weekend were to be exposed to lots of outdoor activities. The greatest fear or challenge was the ropes course for Nolan and meeting so many new peo ple for Alexis. Favorite memories for both students was bonding with oth ers and making new friends. Alexis and Nolan, both members of the In teract Club at THS, said they would recommend that other students apply to attend this experience next year as they learned so much and had lots of fun! Our Rotarian in the Spotlight this week is Robert Moeller. Robert opened his law practice in Trenton in March last year. He previously had worked as a pharmacist and at torney in Dixie County. He served as the Dixie Rotary President twice, the Chamber President twice and was instrumental in building the Nature Coast Trail. Robert, who graduated from the University of Florida phar macy and law schools, runs a farm with his wife and has two adult chil dren. Chefs Table Bistro catered the luncheon of fried chicken, rice pi laf, green beans, garden salad, garlic toast and sliced bundt cake.Pictured from left, Rotary President Bob Clemons, Rotary Past President and President Elect Aaron Haynes, THS student Alexis Haynes, THS student Nolan Frazier, Sheila Frazier, Rotarian John Frazier, and Rotarian Damon Leggett. Waccasassa Flats is Silviculture Submitted Gilchrist Land Use Element places The Waccasassa Flats in reasons. The biggest reason farming is not permitted comes from the need to protect our Aquifer since waters in The Flats moves into our Springsheds. The Flats is basically a big clay saucer that holds water until it reaches levels to move across the lands and into ponds, lakes, creeks and rivers. To quote our Land Use Element for Silviculture Ag 6: Future Land Use Element states: From Policy 1.2.2.2. Silviculture/Ag Within the silviculture/Ag 6 1 and use, intensive agriculture uses shall on pasture lands shall be allowed and row crops planted on a rotational basis between the harvesting of timber and planting of trees as part of silviculture activities shall be allowed. Row crop activities shall be limited to areas containing soils within hydrological Soil Survey of the County (US Soil Conservation Service, September 1992) and shall maintain a 50 foot natural buffer around all wetlands. In addition, ditching or any other activity which would modify the natural hydrology and environmental character of Silviculture/ag areas shall be prohibited... So we continue to see our Code ago this month. The roughly 600 acres has been farmed since about 2010, from Google satellite photos. So that is NOT a silviculture rotation. There is no Type A soil in Section 3 and very little in 4 and NO Type B. And thirdyly, millet is not a row crop meaning a tractor can cultivate between rows. why this violation continues. I can think of a couple reasons for starters. Im sure several come to your mind too. Be mindful that there may be a push to mess with our Land Use Element. The Flats has a chunk on the Florida Forever list including this particular area. So recognition for value of The Waccasassa Flats is widespread. Jean Wonser Letter to the Editor

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers From Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz We are grateful and continue to be humbled by the outpour ing of support for our two fallen deputies, and can now con for Taylor, Noel, and Noels children: uties can be credited online with the following information Financial Institution: Drummond Community Bank any Account Number: 1003000088 by Noels father-in-law to accept donations, in trust, Donation Information for the Ramirez and Lindsey Families Shrek the Musical Trenton Drama Club presents Shrek, The Musical on May 10, the Trenton Elementary School Auditorium, Tickets are available at tickets for Adults are $12 and General Admission for Adults are $9 Black and White Ball Planned June 16 Ball will be held on Saturday, June Gilchrist County Womans Club on Please contact one of the following people to purchase tickets: Mary Volunteer Fire Departments May 5th Breakfast to Honor the Fallen Volunteer Fire Departments breakfast will be dedicated to Gilchrist County the proceeds from the breakfast will be given to the Trust Account fund The breakfast will start at the All residents of the northeast Gilchrist County area and surrounding The cost for the breakfast will be a Fire Station 3 is located on County east of the Spring Ridge Church opportunity to come together and help 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 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 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 A couple of Saturdays ago I had the pleasure of watching our grand Allie did very well with her dem and of course, I was as proud as could lunch at the Metro Diner and then I headed back across the state toward Nobody likes a little road trip any better than I do so I decided to take my time coming home and make the My phone took me down some pretty back roads through tiny ing through Florahome on highway I pulled in and found a plethora of selling homemade bread on the front porch of the old wooden farmhouse up on a backstreet and discovered a beautiful church that was founded read The friendly little church on building was home to the United While sitting in the shade admiring for church building, I couldnt help but think about all the beautiful old hymns the members must have sung The road forked and I took high Orange Heights my car topped a hill and I spotted Browns Farm off to and white Phlox stretched for what seemed like miles alongside the high way and at the end of the rows of a Of course I pulled into their road side vegetable stand and purchased large sweet onions right out of the the large vegetable stand had been there for years so I asked the young She said her father ran the farm these days but the vegetable stand actually selling vegetables beside the road as was started by John Henry Brown in community with fresh seasonal veg etables including peas, beans, cab bage, fresh eggs, boiled peanuts and If you ever travel over that way, dont miss an opportunity to shop with the Browns and see their pretty Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes 12 cupcake papers 8 graham crackers 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted at room temperature 2 large eggs using hands or rolling pin to crush gether cookie crumbs, 2 teaspoons mixture evenly into bottom of each cupcake paper liner and press with speed with an electric mixer until ing until incorporated after each addi Remove cheesecakes from pan and each with 1 teaspoon blueberry pre By Janet Bradley With school safety in the forefront, the Gilchrist County School Board heard a presentation from Setel on ternet phone system which will pro vide more phones at each school at a Currently the district has approxi would place a phone in each class room and in key areas throughout system, bell schedule, and various trict will purchase the equipment up stantial savings, and at the same time provides more availability for com will continue to be one hard phone tioned their concern about the load this would put on the bandwidth, and Director of Technology Aaron Wiley assured the board there is enough bandwidth to house this system along The board was pleased with the pre sentation and expressed how this would add another safety feature to their plan to have up-to-date equip Voice Over IP in place for the 2018Director of Operations David Spen cer spoke before the board regarding the number of buses and the number rently, some buses have a VHS cam era system while others have hard tion was to purchase more hard drive cameras which have more clarity for mended was the purchase of two new buses at the cost of approximately buses have improved safety features stated the buses in Gilchrist County are inspected every twentyone days, even though the state does not require Spencer also reported on the prog ress of the front canopy that was damaged at Trenton Elementary a The insurance of the group who caused the damage is responsible for replacing the canopy, but the board is making a recommendation on the School District Continues to Pursue Safety Measures bid they reviewed and consider to provide the most structural replace cent storm damage at Trenton High School which included a pine tree falling on a building, damage to the damage at Trenton Elementary and of the repairs and clean-up have been The board heard a presentation from Director of Elementary Edu cation Darby Allen on a standardsA standards-based report card would by the state for kindergarten students, instead of a numerical report card One of the highlights of this would be parents would know exactly what their child needs help with rather than in progress to pursue this in the near School Board member Christie McElroy who is a member of the Safety and Security Committee, re ported on their collaborative meet ing between the school district and We had a very good meeting and will be sharing our plans and ideas to Superintendent Rankin and Assis tant Superintendent Ronda Parrish, along with Director of Special Pro attending a Mental Health Summit and an upcoming vendor show which focus on the implementation of Sen Letter to the Editor They were home! Friday evening, it started with a twenty four hours it was all anyone tears and tumbled out of the broken The word took wing, traveling followed and the knocks came on doors of neighbor and friend, had you seen, had you heard, they were The night before this same ride had been taken, only in the opposite Now they were coming back and the people gathered, one or two at groups, and in clusters and alone Then as twilight turned to dark, Was that the lights? Did you hear people moved to stand at the edge of wider, the procession traveled side by A cruel, heartless, cowardly act the darkness and the sirens cried out The people bowed their heads in Back to the County they served, the County they protected, the County where, in the coming days, they Jackie Robinson A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger Joseph Campbell

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 Attend the church of your choice on Sunday! By Angie Land Heart Matters Can you believe summer is just around the corner? Even though the weather is giving us fair warning, it seems unreal that we are in the last month of school. It occurred to me that we take great pains to prepare our children for heading back to school every August, but I wonder if we put much thought into how they will spend the summer. You may be thinking, Isnt this supposed to be summer vacation? Absolutely! What I am suggesting is not a rigid schedule, but just a to-do list of sorts with some goals to accomplish during the break. One of the best reasons behind recent study that reported a 155% spike in childrens TV viewing during the summer. This has become such a concern that the American Academy of Pediatrics published a report identifying our childrens TV habits as a national health hazard, contributing to kids obesity, and serving them an unhealthy portion of murder, consequence-free sex and commercial messages every year. Not so many years ago American morality would not have stood for on TV today: promiscuity, coarse jokes, blatant disrespect on every level: children to parents, teachers and the elderly, men to women and vice versa, the betrayal of friendships, not to mention the sex and violence-all bathed in crude humor. What in the world are we watching, and do we really think that these unhealthy portions will not affect our thoughts and actions, as well as those of our children? King David didnt have television but he did have a great thought that we can apply today: I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes (Psalm 101:3) We are wise to follow suit! Here are a few suggestions: set a goal to read one book a week and then head to your local library; plan a day to head to the springs or beach with a few friends or family; bake some treats and visit an elderly person or a nursing home; visit a museum; join a Zumba class together (lots of fun!); plan a board game night; organize family photos into an album and relive some fun memories and check out the childrens programs (VBS and other summer events) offered by many area churches. As you can tell, the opportunities are limitless! In fact, you may just get so busy having fun that you decide there isnt time for TV. At any rate, this kind of planning will help keep the TV viewing in balance for a healthier family, both physically and spiritually. Because their hearts really do matter. Have a great summer! 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 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 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. Tiger Softball wins district tournament The Tigers will host Fort Meade Thursday at 7 p.m. for regional By Todd Bryant Last week was a great week for the Trenton Tiger softball team. The district softball tournament was opponent was Dixie County. The game was played on Thursday night. Dixie had beaten Branford for the opportunity to play the Tigers on Tuesday night. The Tigers were the No. 1 seed and the Bears were the No. 5 seed. The Tigers started senior Josie NesSmith in the circle. Josie pitched well giving up only one hit and one walk in the 3 inning contest. The Tiger bats got hot early. NesSmith and Jenny Lynn Johnson led the Tigers with 3 hits each. NesSmith added 3 runs and Johnson had 4 RBIs and a double. Adrian Ingram, Zoey Maksimov and Grace Guthrie each had 2 hits for the Tigers. The game was called in the 3rd inning after Trenton had increased the score to 15-0. On Friday, the Tigers faced the Bell Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were the No. 2 seed and had eliminated great win in the 9th inning. The Tigers were the home team since they were the No. 1 seed. Freshman Darian Ingram started in the circle for the Tigers. Ingram gave up 3 hits and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. The Tiger bats were hot again and Jenny Lynn Johnson led the Tiger hitters going 3-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Taniah Bowers, Josie NesSmith, and Adrian Ingram all had 2 hits each. The Tigers were leading the game 10-1 in the 4th inning but were unable to score. In the 5th inning the Tigers added a run, the game was called, and the Tigers improved their record to 23-3. The Tigers won their second straight District 7 Championship and advanced to play the Fort Meade Miners in Trenton on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Trenton. The Bell Bulldogs will travel on Thursday to take on the Frostproof Bulldogs down in Polk County. The winners will advance to play on Tuesday, May 8. If Trenton wins, the Regional Final will be held in Trenton. The Lady Tigers got some other great news this week concerning their players. Josie NesSmith was selected by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association as the 1A Player of the Year and will represent the North Team at their All Star Classic held in Lakeland at Florida Southern University on June 1 and 2. NesSmith will join other seniors from around the state to compete in two games at the Moccasins home Bryn Thomas, Taniah Bowers, Hallie Bryant, Adrian Ingram, Darian Ingram, and Jenny Lynn Johnson were all FACA First Team All State selections. Thomas, Bowers, Bryant, Ingram, Ingram, Johnson and Lillian Wilkerson were also added to the FACA All Academic Team. Bell runner-up at district softball tournament The Bulldogs travel to Frostproof Thursday at 7 p.m. for regional By Matthew Harrell Makensie Parrotts walk-off single in the ninth inning of the district semi has not seen in three years. With one swing, Parrott sent Bell to the district championship game and The Bulldogs had to grind through on Thursday night. inning, the Bulldogs saw their lead slip away in the fourth when the In dians scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. Bell tied the game in the sixth and enth to force extra innings. After a scoreless eighth inning, the Indians had a chance to take the lead when they loaded the bases with two outs, but the Bulldogs got out of the inning unscathed and had a chance to win it in the bottom of the ninth. Emma Hutto doubled off the fence to lead off the ninth and was replaced by Jenith Hodge. After a pop out and Hodge advanced to third on a wild pitch, Parrott faced a full count with one out in the inning. Parrott then lined a ball over the third basemans head and into left giving Bell a 4-3 win. In the district title game, errors led to Trenton scoring three runs in the that led the Tigers to an 11-1 win. The Bulldogs enter regionals with a 14-10 record and must now travel to Frostproof, who defeated Fort Meade in the District 8-1A championship game. Frostproof is 15-4 according to MaxPreps and coming off its second straight district championship. Last year, Frostproof was eliminated in If Bell wins, it will travel to face the winner of Trenton-Fort Meade on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The 2018 Bell varsity softball team. Back row, left to right: Emma Hutto, Jessica White, Michelle Heilig, Taria Liles, Alexis Weeks, Hailey Pope and Kylee Barry. Front row, left to right: Makensie Parrott, Aubrey Brown, Presley Frostproof Thursday for regionals. (Photo by Donny Joiner) Bell Baseball eliminated in district quarternal By Matthew Harrell Bell Baseballs season came to an end Monday night as the Bulldogs fell to the Dixie County Bears in a Last Tuesday, the Bulldogs hosted Union County for senior night. Walks hurt the Bulldogs early as they helped give Union County a 4-0 The Tigers added two more runs in the second inning before senior pitcher Sammy Loveday settled in. Loveday held the Tigers scoreless for the next three innings before handing the ball over to Brock Lewis, who did not allow a run in two innings. But the Bulldogs offense struggled, mustering just one run in the fourth inning, and the Bulldogs fell 6-1 on senior night. Bell and Dixie County opened the district tournament Monday night. Errors in a six-run second inning doomed the Bulldogs as they fell 71. ning after holding the Bulldogs score less in the top half of the inning. After another scoreless top half, the Bears took advantage of several Bulldog errors and scored six runs in the bottom of the second to take a 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs got one run back in the top of the third when Colton Rawlins grounded into a double play, allowing Brent Caldwell to score from third. From the third inning on, the Bears struggled to make contact with Bell pitcher Sammy Loveday, who made quick work of the Bears over the Bull dogs last four defensive innings. Despite making solid contact all gaps on offense and could only mus ter the one run in the third inning and fell 7-1. 500 season since 2014. This is the second year in a row the Bulldogs have failed to win a district since 2012 that the Bulldogs failed to So run your race that you may lay hold of the prize and make it yours. 1 Corinthians 9:24b Tigers defeat Santa Fe 4-1 to end regular season The Tigers opened district tour nament play Tuesday against Dixie County. The winner will p.m. The Trenton Tiger baseball team ended their regular season on Thurs day night after defeating the Santa Fe Raiders 4-1 in Alachua. The Tigers are the reigning 1A baseball champs and will now prepare for the post sea son as they participate in the District 7 1A tournament on Tuesday. Trentons Wyatt Langford opened this game on the mound. He pitched 5 innings giving up 4 hits while striking out 3 batters. Trent Becker stepped up in the 6th inning, as this game was scoreless. Becker pitched the remaining 2 innings allowing 1 run while striking out 2 batters to as sist in the save. The Tigers Trey Sanchez set the pace for Trenton as he hit 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Chase Malloy had 1 hit and 1 RBI. Zachary Hardee had 1 hit and scored 1 run. Daniel Plank had 1 hit, 1 RBI and scored 1 run. --The Trenton Tigers traveled to Bushnell on Tuesday and were de feated 10-1 by South Sumter. Tren tons Carson Jones pitched 4 innings allowing 3 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk and a strike out. Daniel Plank came in to pitch in the 5th inning as he allowed 2 hits, 3 earned runs and a walk. Trentons Blake Hall, Wyatt Lang ford and Chase Malloy led the Tigers at the plate. They each had 1 hit and Trey Sanchez had an RBI for the 176 Tigers. Trenton played Dixie County on Tuesday in the second round of the District 7 1A baseball tournament in Branford. The winner will play in the championship game on Thursday night against the winner of Branford game will be at 7 p.m. Go Tigers. Frank Sumrall to Speak at Lighthouse Word Church Submitted Reverend Frank Sumrall will be ministering at Lighthouse Word Church on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Sumrall has ministered in over 27 nations and was an Associate Pastor under his father Lester Sumrall for 17 years and later received a divine call to minister as an Evangelist to the Nations of the World. His vision for outreach for the world is, Now is the time for this generation to open their hearts to a true revival of the Holy Spirit which will change hearts, lives, motivations and directions. Please come and join us for this special night of ministry. Call (352) 949-0217 for more information.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 Obituaries Previous obituaries can be found online at www.gilchristcountyjournal.net 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 Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 ronclark@178@windstream.net 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. CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 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He was born on January 27, 1956 to Evans Kyle and Sarah Lois Boyette in Bell and was a lifelong resident. Ronnie was an Auto and Heavy Equipment Mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He loved spending time with Ronnie is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Lois Boyette Roberts; his father, Evans Kyle Boyette; his stepfather, J.W. Roberts; his sister, Charlotte Elaine Philman and his brother, Simon Dillard Boyette. He is survived by his daughter, Felicia (Chris) Long; his sons, Ronnie William (Stacey Croft) Boyette and Evans Wayne (Karrie) Boyette, all of Bell; his sister, Sharon (Rayborn) Dunnam of Fanning Springs; his brothers, Darrell (Edna) Boyette and Don Boyette and his stepsister, Laura (Reggie) Spears, all of Bell. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Madison, Carson and Landon Boyette, Kaitlin Castro, Bailee Hull, Elizabeth, Alex and Zachary Boyette, and Faline and C.J. Long. Funeral Services for Mr. Boyette will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. Mrs. Phyllis Marie Dove Phyllis Marie Dove, 107 years old, of Trenton, passed away on April 20, 2018. She was born on November 30, 1910 to Charles Edward Bonner and Margaret Ellen Ryan Bonner. Phyllis graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1929 and Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing in 1932, while living in Fall River, Massachusetts. She followed her career in nursing in Fall River, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. She was an avid newspaper reader, especially of the Washington Times. She loved talking politics. Phyllis married Walter Joseph Dove on June 2, 1942 and they had four children. She is survived by her son, Gurry Lee Dove, Dagsboro, DE, daughters Margaret Ann (Peggy) Kreider, Sterling, VA, and Ellen Bonner (Bonnie) Kiser, Trenton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joseph Dove, and son, John Russell Dove. Funeral Mass was April 28, 2018 at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 17155 NW US Highway 441, High memorial donations can be made to Haven Hospice or St. Madeleine Community Outreach. Arrangements were under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs. _____________________ Mrs. Antoinette Kind Antoinette Kind, 87, of Bell, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mrs. Kind moved to Bell from Hollywood in 1970. She was a former Walmart, retiring 17 years ago. She enjoyed reading, horses, crafts and gardening. Mrs. Kind was Catholic. She is survived by her daughter Lori (Lee Dunn) Scott of Bell; granddaughter Kayla M. Scott of Bronson; brother John Chiranno of Hollywood and sister Julia Ciance of Boca Raton. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com. Mr. Michael Dennis Kinsey Michael Dennis Kinsey, 65, of Crawfordville, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2018. He was born February 6, 1953 in Gainesville and grew up in Trenton. He moved to Crawfordville in the 1970s. He was a craftsman, artist, and Jack of all Trades, working different jobs through the years; Tallahassee Democrat, Bay Leaf Market, construction, Wakulla Springs and River Plantation. A lover of nature and local history he enjoyed everything from exploring archeological sites and Scuba diving to simply sitting and watching birds feed. Michael was committed to the residents of Eden Springs Nursing Facility, where he played music every Wednesday night for the past 8 years. His sense of humor was unmistakable and contagious. Survivors include his Life Partner Marjorie Joyce Hansen, daughter Ashley Danielle Kinsey and her (Nancy) Kinsey and Gary (Dottie) Kinsey, sister Joye Kinsey (Sammy) Woodall, and he was predeceased by his son Larry Michael Kinsey, parents are Leon and Louise Kinsey and brother Tim Kinsey. A Celebration of Michaels Life was held Saturday, April 28, 2018, 2:004:00 p.m. at Family Funeral Home, 84 Ochlockonee St., Crawfordville. Arrangements were under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. _____________________ Ms. Faye Irene Sache passed away on Friday April 27, 2018, at Ayers Health and Rehab in Trenton. She was 70. Faye was born on March 9, 1948 to her parents Porter J. and E. Josephine High School, Lake City Community College and the University of West Alabama where she majored in Biology. Upon returning home to the family farm where she was embarked on a career as a Biology/ Chemistry teacher for 36 years at Faye was on a national poultry judging team in 1965 for 4H and FFA and coached state winning poultry judging. She coached tennis, and was a cheerleader and beta club sponsor. But she is also known for being the best cake maker in the tri-county area, and enjoyed making cakes for fundraisers, school and charitable functions, and friends and family. Faye is predeceased by her brother Porter Buddy Sache Jr. She is survived by her sisters Donna (Billy) Leggett and Portia Sache, brother Wesley (Debi) Sache, nephews Leslie Tater Keene, Porter Leo Sache, Jake (Tiffany) Sache, Seth (Morgan) Sache, Darrell Norris and Cason Nessmith, great-nephew Kade Sache, and great-nieces Avery, Emmalee, Sadie and Weslyn Sache. A service was held on Monday April 30, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hardeetown Baptist Church in April 29, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel make donations to the Class of 1966 Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Arrangements are under the care of _____________________ Mr. David Ray Simon, Sr. David Ray Simon, Sr., 64 of Cross City passed away April 24, 2018. Mr. Simon was born July 26, 1953 to the late Emma and Horace Simon, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas, but had lived in the Cross City area for the past 11 years after moving here from Detroit, Michigan. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Deacon at the Refuge From the Storm Ministry in Cross City. In his spare time, Mr. Simon volunteered at the Cross City Rehab and Health Center, where he often played his guitar for the residents. Mr. Simon is survived by his wife of 47 years Evelyn Simon; his sons David Simon, Jr., James (Rose) Simon and Leonard Simon; his brother Horace Pop Simon, Jr., his sisters Mary Grace Rawlins, Martha Simon, Patricia SimonFoots, Elsie Barlow, Wanda Murphy, and Joyce Johnson, eight grandchildren, and other extended family members. A memorial service will be held in honor of Mr. Simon at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City and book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mrs. Tracey Leigh Sullivan Tracey Leigh Sullivan, 48, of 2018. Mrs. Sullivan was born September 16, 1969 in Gainesville, but she had She worked with Search Archeology in Jonesville and was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town. In her spare time, Mrs. her friends, even helping them do their taxes. She will always be remembered as a woman who was a hard worker and that loved her dogs. Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband of seven years Billy Sullivan; her step-sons Matthew Sullivan and Tyler Sullivan; her mother Dorothy Olivieri; her brothers David Tolbert and Larry Tolbert; her sister Patricia Davis (Kennedy) Ressler, a stepgranddaughter Nevaeh Sullivan, and other extended family members. Funeral services for Mrs. Sullivan were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town, with Interment followed at Old Town Cemetery. The family received friends at the Church in Old Town Friday evening from 6:00 p,m, 8:00 p.m. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com. _____________________ Mrs. Lou Kada Talton On Thursday, April 5th we lost our family, our friend, beloved teacher, world traveler and special life coach. Lou Kada Talton passed away peacefully in the evening in Stuart after a year long battle with lung cancer. She faced this battle with the same strength, tenacity and passion in which she lived her life. She felt from the beginning her time was not up and she took each treatment with a positive attitude and within days stated that wasnt so bad and I feel pretty good. She frequently said I am the healthiest person with cancer youve ever met. She was angry with the diagnosis being a non-smoker and growing up in a non-smoking home. A magnet on her fridge states, If youre smoking in here Youd better Lou dedicated 34 years to education in the state of Florida, beginning her journey in Dayton and committing the majority of her career to children with learning disabilities at Stuart Middle School before retiring in 2007. However, that statement does nothing to tell her story. Teaching was her passion and giving every child in her classroom an example of how you should present yourself to the world was her specialty...how to be courteous, respect yourself and those around you, how to use good grammar, how to be honest with yourself and those around you, clean, neat, matching clothes. She had no problem correcting not only her students, but also all the adults around her. She did all of this while teaching lessons and giving each child an opportunity to shine. She was the sponsor for the Jaguarettes dancing team for many of those years and always taught by example. Many of her students made better life decisions and became wonderful adults with jobs and families under her tutelage, many of whom stayed in touch with Ms. Talton...when they could locate her. Lou was born and raised in a small town in northern Florida, High Springs. She started school and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1967 with the same group of friends remaining close over the years even though they all went in different directions after graduation. She obtained her teaching degree in 1973 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, followed by her Masters degree in 1982. Her parents were John Kada Talton and Lorene Barnett Talton. She had one brother, Alvin Talton who preceded her in death in 2015 and one sister, Jackie Talton Mullis who resides in Moultrie, Georgia. She has many nieces and nephews including Rachel Legend and wife Stacey, Chuck Talton and wife Jennifer, Margie Rabon and husband Jim, Jessica Greene and husband Bill and too many more to name. She wished each of you a life of happiness and love and always wanted a little more time to be with all of us. If you knew her and had the beauty of crossing paths, you will surely miss her smile and love. If you had the misfortune of not knowing her, you have missed one of those shining and special people who stroll beside us unknowingly. Lou we wish wings for you to soar the heights and glide along your great journey. Goodbye my family and life-long friend....travel well. Please join us Tuseday, May 8th at the High Springs Presbyterian Church Annex at 2:00 p.m. wearing bright, vibrant colors and come with Lou stories and memories to share. 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

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Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 Arrest 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 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 May 17, 2018b _____________ NOTICE OF MEETING Please take notice, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting on MONDAY, May 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda: 1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.) 2. Prayer/Flag 3. Agenda Changes 4. Consent Agenda 5. Public Participation 7. County Administrators Report 8. Attorneys Report 9. Clerks Report 10. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m David M. Lang, Jr., County Attorney; Ordinance 2018-02 Amending Ordinance 2011-09 to add Destin unrecorded unrecorded subdivisions under Gilchrist County LDC 5:15 p.m. Rod Smith, Attorney; Opioid Litigation Discussion 11. Commissioner Reports 12. Old Business 13. New Business 14. Public Participation 15. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Publish May 3, 2018b ______________________ NEXTOWER DEVELOPMENT NexTower Development Group, LLC is proposing to construct a 199-foot overall height monopole telecommunications structure located at 7712 SE County Road 337, Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida. The tower will not be lit. Any interested party may request further environmental review of the proposed action under the FCCs National Environmental Policy Act rules, 47 CFR .1307, by impact on the quality of the human environment. This request must only raise environmental concerns and can system at www.fcc.gov or mailed to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554 within 30 days of the date that notice of this proposed action is published on the FCCs website. Refer to File No. A1101804 when submitting information about the proposed action. U1956/CVG Colette Gabler, MA Project Archaeologist Environmental Corporation of America (ECA) 770-667-2041 (fax) colette.gabler@eca-usa.com www.eca-usa.com Publish: May 3, 2018 _____________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, serving as the Planning Commission, that it will consider at public hearing the below described Application for a Variance at the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida on May 21, 2018 at 4:15 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the following: VAR 2018-02 A request by Corbin Lowell Brown, owner, by and through his agent, Theodore M. Burt, Esquire, seeking a Variance from the minimum lot size and width requirements for construction or placement of a single family home in an Agriculture-5 (A5) land use category located on approximately 17.57 acres at 7200 SE 56th Terrace, Trenton, Florida 32693. Gilchrist County Property Appraisers Tax Parcel No. 09-10-16-0000-0001-0110. Application Number 18040041. 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. A copy of the application is on Community Development, located at 209 SE First Street, Trenton, Florida, and may be inspected by the public during regular business hours. On the date, time and persons may appear and be heard with respect to the aforementioned matter. 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 unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. 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 decision 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 May 3, 2018b ______________________ Barbara Gillette-Mills to Gerry L. Benison and Carla D. Benison, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 32-07-150000-0002-0000. Mary Elizabeth Summey f/k/a Mary Molnar f/ka Mary Miguez to Fredrick Khaleel and Charmaine Arjoon, Warranty Deed, $38,500.00, 29-08-14-0000-0005-0020. Sidney A. Martin and Dorris Cain Martin to Howell Daniel Land, Jr., Sidney A. Martin and Dorris Cain Martin, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 2409-16-0000-0001-0010. Sidney A. Martin and Dorris Cain Martin to Howell Daniel Land, Jr., Sidney A. Martin and Dorris Cain Martin, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 2409-16-0000-0001-0019. John Rogers & Sons, Inc. to James Rogers, Cary Rogers and Ami-Lynn Rogers, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 1809-14-0025-0000-0240 and 18-0914-0025-0000-0340. John M. Rogers a/k/a Jim Rogers, John Rogers and Jeff Rogers to James Rogers, Cary Rogers and Ami-Lynn Rogers, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 18-09-14-0025-0000-0240 and 1809-14-0025-0000-0340. Naomi Herst Clackum a/k/a Naomi Clackum to Vincent Herman and Jessica Herman, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Part of 07-08-15-0000-00250010. David M. Parrish to Thomas David Parrish and Susi M. Parrish, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 7 Block 5 Mrs. April 17, 2018 Jessie Lee Rain, 34, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Sheriffs No Bond. James Michael Wimberly, 60, of Lakeland, was arrested by the Aggravated Battery, Cause Bodily Harm or Disability, No Bond. April 24, 2018 Timothy J. Gooch, was arrested by for an Out of County Warrant, No Bond. April 26, 2018 Daphne Danielle Ford, 35, of Gainesville, was arrested by the for an Out of County Warrant, Bond $35,000.00. April 27, 2018 Christopher Michael Bryan, 35, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Cannabus Under 20 Grams; Person Using a Deadly Weapon; Bond $101,000.00. Nannie Holmes 2nd Addition to Trenton. Charles Vernon Rolling to Tony D. David and Sandra D. Davis, Warranty Deed, $40,000.00, 12-08-14-00000018-0000. Paul Stewart a/k/a Paul F. Stewart, Muriel Stewart a/k/a Muriel L. Stewart, U. S. Bank National Association, Manufactured Housing Contract Senior Subordinate, Board of County Commissioners, Todd Newton Clerk of Court to Manufactured Housing Contract Subordinate and U. S. Bank National in 17-09S-14E. Rusty Lee Berry and Tami D. Berry to Jason Honeycutt and Lauren Honeycutt, Warranty Deed, $350,000.00, Lot 24 Block C Replat of a Portion of Two Rivers Estate. Tina C. Gehrett-Brunn and Linda H. Messer Revocable Trust to Estate of Tracey A. Townsend, Jessie L. Townsend Personal Representative, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 3 Studstill Subdivision, 26-10-160117-000-0030. Tina C. Gehrett-Brunn and Linda H. Messer Revocable Trust to Thomas E. Butler, Deed, $10.00, Lot 2 Studstill Subdivision, 26-10-160117-0000-0020. Thomas P. Parziale, Ricky G. Norman and Joan Norman to Kristy D. Tully, Drayton C. Shealy and Janet W. Shealy, Warranty Deed, $38,000.00, Part of 35-09S-16E. Land Transactions

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Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 Sales THRIFT SALE: Trenton United Methodist Church located behind McDonalds in Trenton. Fri., May 4, 8 am 4 pm, and Sat., May 5, 8 am 12 noon. 1tb,5-3 PLANT/YARD SALE May 3-4-5, 8 am to 3 pm. Victory Gardens 6191 SW CR 344 Look for yellow signs. 1tb,5-3 ----------------------------------------------YARD SALE Sat., May 5, 10 am ??? Trenton. Miscellaneous items for sale. 1tb,5-3 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. ----------------------------------------------Produce LOCAL-GROWN PEACHES AND BLUEBERRIES: U-pick or I pick. Allens on 55A, Old Town. 8 am 5 pm, Tues., Wed., and Fri. 8 am 3 pm, Sat. Email ads to gcjads@bellsouth.net Dear Journal Subscriber, As an added convenience to you, the renewal date for your subscription has been printed alongside your address. You may renew your paper at any time during the year. Checks can be mailed to 207 North Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. If your paper is past due, you will receive a postcard bill in your mail. We just wanted to bring this to your attention to save on postage costs and to eliminate any chance of a subscription becoming delinquent. Thank you for your business. Services JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil, demolition, (day) or (352) 463-6111 (night). tfnb,5-28 ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted Gilchrist County Solid Waste has an opening for a full-time Equipment Operator. This is a physicallyon Saturdays, heavy lifting and working outside in all weather conditions. Must have a good driving record. Position does must be willing to obtain CDL within 6 months of hire. Gilchrist County is drug test result, background check, and participation in direct deposit. Gilchrist County performs pre-employment and random drug screens. This position will pay $10.91 per hour and have a 6-month probationary period. Applications must be submitted through any of Career Source Workforce Job Center locations. 542-0330. Applications must include a copy of your valid Drivers License. Please no phone calls to employer. 2tb,5-3-5-10 ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. Will have to work some days, nights and weekends. Come and ask for Marc or call 352-3189215 to set up an interview. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------Salesperson needed at Gilchrist Building Supply. Looking for motivated, ambitious Help Wanted Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be hardworking, dependable, positive at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEKING BOOKKEEPER com 4tp,4-19-5-10 ----------------------------------------------We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s 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 Old Town. tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------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 tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast minimum 2 years driving, apply in person 32693. ----------------------------------------------Want To Lease U.S. GOVERNMENT Wanted to Lease by USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Gilchrist County Service Center in Trenton, FL, is interested in leasing with 23 on-site paved parking spaces. The rentable space must yield a minimum of sustainability standards. The lease term be fully serviced. To be considered, the limits of Trenton, FL. Preference will be be available for occupancy on or before 1/31/2019. Contact Michael Hajjar at 0563 (5th Floor Rm 5132, Washington, of interest must be submitted to the above Building Owner or representative contact, Building name, address, location available, and date of availability. 2tb,5-3-5-10 ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA Lane. Investors Realty Inc. 352-214TRENTON 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 Plants/Trees STRAWBERRY PLANTS, freeze and months of the year, $1 $4.00 ea. Call tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------FRUIT TREE: Pears, peaches, plums, 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 Museum, and Scotland 2019. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. www.senioradulttravel.com 352tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------Services Bryan Brothers Pressure Cleaning, LLC. Professional Pressure Cleaning Services. Licensed & Insured. Residential 352-486-1141 9tp, 4-5-5-31 ---------------------------------------------The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. They can be picked up at the Trenton Library May 25 Bring cash, no checks or credit cards prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned Service. All Major Brands. VISA/MC 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: Fast, friendly, reliable service. Repairs and replacements. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C, Inc. 1-800-5421028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS 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: 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License 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 ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: EMS PROGRAMS FIRE FIGHTER MINIMUM STANDARDS TRAINING LAW ENFORCEMENT/ CORRECTIONS TRAINING NURSING CLINICAL SOCIOLOGY SPANISH 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 ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST I (Re-Advertised) Highly responsible front-line position with the Office of Enrollment Services, requiring excellent customer service skills and the ability to accurately coordinate, process, and complete a high volume and variety of duties and data entry to assist in all phases of the operations of the office. Requires independent initiative, judgment, the ability to handle confidential records, ensuring compliance with FERPA regulations, accurate data entry. Requires an Associate degree in appropriate area plus two years of related experience; or high school diploma plus four years of related experience. Additional education may substitute on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. Must be computer literate. SALARY: $28,410 annually, plus benefits. 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 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

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