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Gilchrist County journal
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Gilchrist County Journal, John M. Ayers II - Publisher
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 87 No. 50 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area May 10, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Tigers win District 7 Baseball Championship Home of gunman who killed local deputies destroyed by re Gilchrist County Sheriffs deputies, located at 359 NW 45th Avenue in loss. for the April 19 shooting deaths of Taylor Lindsey, 25. was called in to Gilchrist County 911 on Thursday, May 3 at 9:35 and an investigation into the origin after. where a vehicle was also located. location is still considered private property and access is prohibited. unparalleled political career that will At 80 years old, D. Ray is easily Gilchrist Countys longest serving 1964 that I would be sitting here today Ray said. Ive been able to help a lot At Home with D. Ray and Diana Harrison Harrison, Jr. was the second of three children born to Ray and Nina Mae school each day, D. Ray would ride boxes, which were then shipped out His job also included washing out a job, since a tub of lard would cool. even sure I had a drivers license high school in 1955, D. Ray recalls a the boys body. When he observed his daddy recover the boys body, interested in the funeral business. Shortly thereafter he was hired by Gilchrist County native, Diana Webb. Continued to page 4 BOCC approves deputy sheriffs salary increases the board for $422,005 in raises for ployees. The funds would also cover that helped our people get through here. Gilchrist deputies starting sal ary is $30,000 and where other coun ties in north central Florida are pay ing upwards of $40,000, we have to plained. additional funds to purchase patrol The $422,005 budget increase sitions and increase dispatchers sala ries to $36,000, the Sheriff explained. of the proposed increase would be this budget year. He added the new positions would increase the Sher the additional needs for the depart needs for a new jail. Newton explained the increases County fund balance which current ly has $1,005,026 in the 2018-2019 County currently has in reserve. The forward portion of the budget that has $3,000,000 and a contingent reserve that has $2,000,000 in the budget. Gilchrist County currently receives in Gilchrist County, but he couldnt way Gilchrist County will fund the later this year and how Gilchrist County will pay for the construction of a new jail. forward. We have been understaffed for Harrison and Gray voted no on this Welcome sign to honor local musician Nashville recording artist Easton crew. While in the area, Easton, who is a 2000 graduate of Trenton High with students at the Trenton Ag agriculture and their futures. Corbin Relay For Life, stopped by the Dixie


Section A, Page Two THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Socials Rotary shing tournament is Saturday Send local news to the Gilchrist County Journal at or call 463-7135 Groundbreaking at Camp Valor Join us on May 19, at 11 a.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground 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 For more information call Dan (352) 213-3221 or Debbie (352) 2155476. Shrek, The Musical opens Thursday Trenton Drama Club presents Shrek, The Musical on May 10, 11 and 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Trenton Elementary School Auditorium. 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. Steph Sells the South, Celebrates First Year #ITZSOLD Smith & Associates, Inc. 352-535-7167 Stephanie Barron Stephanie was extremely hard working for my husband and I. The area we live in is booming and Stephanie put forth the utmost effort to sell our house quickly and for a great price (for us, the sellers). In addition, Stephanie matched our efforts and worked just as hard as we did throughout the whole process. In fact, she had a buyer for our house BEFORE we even listed it. She's wonderful and I haven't seen any realtor in this area with efforts like hers. Cody and Sarah Slysofski She's the best! My husband and I have been searching on and off for a vacation house on the river for over 10 years. This past year we were getting serious and really looking for one. We met Stephanie and she was amaz ing. We had certain requirements so it made it a little difficult to find the perfect house. She was so patient, knowledgable, and I love her cheerful attitude. After many trips to Trenton and a lot of houses she sent us one that she knew would fit everything we were looking for and she was right. We saw the house and made an offer the next day. In a month we closed on it. I would highly recommend her. J and Kate Gogolen Wow! What an amazing first year. Blessings abound as I have had the extreme honor and privilege to serve customers through United Country as their Realtor. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that placed their trust in me to handle their real estate needs. It has been my sincere pleasure. I am looking forward to more awesome things in the future and all the special relationships made along the way. God Bless You and thanks again! Stephanie Barron, Realtor Insert Your Photo Here In 2018 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-7589 Leslie Sapp Construction, Inc. New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Rotary President Bob Clemons is shown with Rotary Treasurer/ Fishing Committee Chair Charlie Smith. By Holly Creel The Gilchrist Rotary Club met on May 7th and Rotarian Charlie Smith stole the show! Not only was Charlie our speaker for the day, but he was also our Rotarian in the Spotlight and is the Chair of our 10th Annual Fishing Tournament, which will be held this weekend. Charlie reported that the Calcutta and Captains Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee and the tournament will be on Saturday, May 12 at the Suwannee Marina. Please join us for this fun in the fresh or inshore division at or register onsite at the Friday evening Captains Dinner. As our Rotarian in the Spotlight Charlie gave an entertaining story of his life chronology. Charlie grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated from FSU with a degree in accounting. He did attend UF for one year and so we think he has a little more Gator in him than he would like to admit! Charlie and his wife, Ann, moved to Gilchrist County in 1984 as they were attracted to our beautiful rivers. He joined Alliance Dairies in 2005 as their Chief Financial and a daughter and if you want to see Charlie really light up, ask him about his twin grandsons! As our Rotary Treasurer Charlie standings and provided a balance sheet of our income and expenses. Charlie is an integral member of our Gilchrist Rotary Club. We appreciate his energy, enthusiasm and hard work. A very big thank you to Rotarian Charlie Smith! Chefs Table Bistro catered our luncheon of chicken, salad, broccoli and potatoes with cheese sauce, garlic bread and chocolate cake. Rotarian Andrew Nguyen played piano for our enjoyment. Happy Birthday wishes to Debbie Colson, Lyndsay Parrish Ayers and Troy Breton on May 10th; Sue Neilson on May 11th; Vickie Wiggin, James Lawrence and Quitman Kincaid on May 12th; Aurea Santago and Tina Langford on May 13th; Melanie Langford, Stephen Waterman, Brad Surrency, Joanna Williamson and Marsha Pence on May 14th; Cam Tang, Kay Davis and Theresa Connatser on May 15th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Vaughn on May 11th. AARP Chapter #2133 will meet The monthly meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 will be held Tuesday, May 15, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 a.m. If you are over 50 you are welcome to fellowship visit as our guest. In these meetings, youll receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, enjoy good fellowship, have a great lunch, and maybe even win a door prize. Janice Rogers, Program Chair, informs us that Bill Brown of The Childrens Table will be our Guest Speaker. Our Hospitality Chair, Faye having a grilled chicken luncheon at meetings close. Joe of Tri-County Nursing Home will be grilling chicken furnished by Tri-County Nursing Home. Please bring your favorite side dish, drinks, and or desserts to be shared by all. Health Chair Susan Wells will be joining us with excellent up to date information concerning Senior health choices and to check Vital Signs. Please bring non-perishable and/or hygiene items for local food bank. For more information on agenda call Program Chair Janice Rogers at (352) 463-1889. Stay Cool at the Senior Center May is here and it wont be long before the temperature will be hitting 90 degrees, but it is always cool at the Senior Center. Monday and Wednesday mornings, come and exercise with Felice; after can stay and do Zumba Gold with Sara Beth. Monday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., come and join the Gigglin Grannies for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. If you dont know how, they would be more than happy to teach you since they always have several worthwhile projects in the World War II Vets will meet World War II Vets will meet May 10 at Akins BBQ in Bell at 11 a.m. For more information, call Virginia Lewis at (352) 528-2310. Spouses, care givers, and friends are welcome. Judge Sheree Lancaster Judge Lancaster draws no opposition Qualifying for the Gilchrist County Judge seat ended on Friday and Judge Sheree Lancaster drew no opposition. 2012. Having drawn no opposition, Judge Lancaster will serve a second six year term. works. Fridays are always special with Bingo starting at 9:30 a.m. this month some of the prizes that we will be playing for will be paper towels, toilet paper, and special food items. Friday, May 25th will be our Special Birthday Party for everyone born in the month of May. Lunch will be different and followed with cake and ice cream. We have a special transportation grant which allows us to take as many as 24 seniors on special outings. This month we will be going to Homosassa Springs State Park on Saturday the 19th and the entrance fee is $9.10. On Thursday, June 14th we will be traveling to the Gainesville Senior Center for a program and a free lunch. Remember we can only take 24 seniors, so please sign up early. Please remember to keep our Sheriff and his entire department in your prayers as they watch over Us. Norm Conti


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Section A, Page Three THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers Tide Tables For The Week of 5/10 to 5/16 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th Low 5:04 AM 0.7 High 11:27 AM 2.8 10 Low 5:46 PM 1.0 High 11:25 PM 2.7 F Low 5:59 AM 0.7 High 12:06 PM 3.0 11 Low 6:39 PM 0.7 Sa High 12:26 AM 2.9 Low 6:46 AM 0.7 12 High 12:40 PM 3.3 Low 7:25 PM 0.2 Su High 1:19 AM 3.1 Low 7:29 AM 0.8 13 High 1:12 PM 3.4 Low 8:08 PM -0.2 M High 2:09 AM 3.2 Low 8:09 AM 0.9 14 High 1:44 PM 3.6 Low 8:50 PM -0.5 Tu High 2:56 AM 3.2 Low 8:48 AM 1.0 15 High 2:17 PM 3.7 Low 9:32 PM -0.7 W High 3:44 AM 3.1 Low 9:27 AM 1.1 16 High 2:52 PM 3.8 Low 10:16 PM -0.8 Gilchrist County Journal USPS-218-620 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, 207 N. MAIN TRENTON, FLORIDA Less than 75% advertising We reserve the right to shorten articles, letters, etc. and delete any part or leave out in its entirety if we judge such to be offensive. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 A Year In Gilchrist County $30.00 Levy and Dixie Counties $40 Out of the Area Chris Rogers, Cindy Jo Ayers, Carrie Mizell, Beverly Langford, Cindy Sheffield, Anita Bryant, and Matthew Harrell ASSISTANTS Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton, Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879. POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To: Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 JOHN MIN AYERS II EDITOR/PUBLISHER CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER Caring for the health of your family Let our family take care of yours. 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ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION 352-493-4531 Fax 352-493-4524 TRI-COUNTY TRANSMISSION & AUTO REPAIR, INC. Family Owned and Operated Since 1988 10% Discount for rst responders and military 15565 NW HWY. 19 CHIEFLAND, FLORIDA 32626 This week while at my brothers home, my sister-in-law shared this with me and I thought it would be worthwhile to share it with our readers. The Law of the Garbage Truck One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. The taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, Why did you do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital! This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, The Law of the Garbage Truck. He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes theyll dump it on you. Dont take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well and move on. Dont take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who dont. --Our yellow squash are just coming in and in a few days we will have an abundance of squash. Before the plants start to fade I will have way more squash than I know what to do with and will have cooked them every way I can think of. I found this recipe recently and it made me think of the squash dressing that Rita Martin made back in the days when she ran Captain Hughs Restaurant in Bell. Our family tested it out over the weekend and really liked it. I think this would be great to make for dinner on the grounds or just a Sunday family dinner. It was good the night I made it but even better the next day so it could be made the day before you plan to serve it. Squash Dressing 4 cups sliced yellow squash 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups crumbled cornbread 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup mild grated Cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chacheres Creole seasoning 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup milk pepper to taste Add about a tablespoon of butter to a frying pan then add squash and onions to the pan, add 1/4 cup water and cover with a lid. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until tender. Drain well, to remove any excess water. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put cornbread, butter, cheese, Creole seasoning, soup and milk in a large bowl and mix. Add the squash and onions to the cornbread mixture. Stir well and place in greased casserole dish and bake until hot and bubbly. About 30 to 45 minutes. Submitted Elizabeth Andrews once said, Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. That can be said of all our volunteers at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our volunteers are priceless to us and we would be at a loss without them. On April 26, 2018 we held our annual Volunteer Banquet. Each year we honor our volunteers and let them know how much they mean to us. They are an essential part of the care for our residents here at Ayers. This year the theme was, volunteers make life beachy. The dining area was decorated with brightly colored tropical decorations and the kitchen staff outdid themselves serving sweet and sour chicken. While everyone was enjoying their meals, a mystery entitled Mayhem on Maui was being acted out. Six actresses: Lisa Brooks, Danette Hyde, Jo Buckles, Kitty Harris, Andrienne Snyder, and Tiffany Jones all explained to the audience why they were not the killer, however one of them was the murderer. Afterwards a vote was taken and the killer was revealed. Most of the audience had deduced who the killer was, I guess you cant fool them. We then recognized all our volunteers that were in attendance for everything they had done for our residents. Next, we recognized the Volunteers of the Year. This year Betty McClesky received that honor. Betty has been volunteering at Ayers for two years. Each month Betty comes in to help with Yahtzee and the Baking Club. Then twice a month she teaches craft classes. For each session she purchases the craft supplies, put together kits, and instructs each resident how to complete the craft at hand. And if that wasnt enough, Betty is constantly bringing in items for our residents to purchase at the Ayers Boutique. We Tiffany Jones and Danette Hyde are shown with the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Betty McClesky. Volunteers celebrated at Ayers Health and Rehab A bove is the cast of Mayhem in Maui, Joanna Buckles, Lisa Brooks, Danette Hyde, Tiffany Jones, Kitty Harris, and Adrienne Snyder. appreciate everything that Betty does for our residents. Throughout the banquet door prices were being awarded. Various businesses in our community generously donated wonderful door prizes to be given away. We appreciate all the kind donations to our banquet. From the reactions of the volunteers you could tell that they loved receiving them. Thanks again to all our volunteers. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller If you have a talent you would like to share, please contact Danette Hyde at (352) 463-7101 ext. 117. Many volunteer opportunities are available. Dear Editor, I noticed that an important word was omitted in my Letter to the Editor regarding Noise Pollution. In the fourth paragraph, third sentence, it should have read I DONT think its necessary for the county to invest in decibel reading meters, etc., etc. The word dont was omitted and I want to make it clear that Im not suggesting that the county commissioners spend tax money for such meters. Letter to the Editor Common sense tells us when a noise level is annoying and uncomfortable reducing our enjoyment of peace and quiet and healthy country living. In my earlier letter I didnt address not only annoying, but potentially dangerous in residential areas. Ive been told that nothing can be done about that issue because of the 2nd. Amendment to the US Constitution. The 2nd. Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear arms, but it doesnt say anything about discharging them in areas where lives are endangered. Common Sense, people. Thats what we need. Rosemary McDaniel Gilchrist County _____________ Bell Church of God Revival 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.


Section A, Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Holidays can be tough, and Mothers Day is no exception. While we would all love to have family relationships worthy of a Hallmark card commercial, this just isnt always the case. Through the counseling ministry, I have met several people over the past few years who dread this day because their relationship with their Mom is unhealthy or completely broken. For them, Trying to deal with a day that hurts while others celebrate can just plain stink. Thinking about this draws my mind to a woman in the Bible who knew about hard family situations. I want you to meet her, because one of the things I love about Gods Word is that it does not shy away from the hard issues we face in life. Instead, it offers us hope in the midst of them. Her name is Rahab, and her story is relevant to us because no matter how much we may wish for a healthy relationship with our parents, it doesnt always happen. Sometimes the people we need and expect so much from simply cannot give us what they do not have... Rahabs story begins in Joshua 2, where we learn that she was a prostitute who lived in Jericho. Because travelers came in and out of her home, she had heard the reports of what God had done for the Israelites, rescuing them from slavery in Egypt and parting the Red Sea for them to escape. She believed that God was the God of heaven and earth, and decided to act on that belief. She hid the spies sent by Joshua to investigate the city, and negotiated with them to rescue her family, including her father and mother when the city was destroyed. This factor is important because I see a desire for something in Rahab that we can all identify with: security. The fact that she was a prostitute tells us that security was not something her parents were able to provide for her. Neither was the life she was providing by being a prostitute. According to Joshua 2:15, her home was part of the city wall. The city walls around Jericho were 12 feet high and 6 feet wide. And yet, she knew it would not be secure when Gods people came against the city. So she believed God and she and her family were spared. She later married an Israelite and became the great, great-grandmother of King David (See Matthew 1:5-6). Through this experience, Rahab did what she could for her parents, but only found her own security through faith in God. We dont know all the details of Rahabs story: how she became a prostitute or why she was the one providing for her family. What we can assume is that her profession was probably not one she dreamed of as a young girl. It is more likely what she did in order to survive and provide, until she trusted God to meet her needs. This Mothers Day, I pray that if there is tension or a completely broken relationship with your mom, perhaps you will see that she is only human and may not be able to meet your expectations. Despite the commercials on television, none of us have perfect, or are perfect Moms. Maybe the gift you can offer this year is forgiveness for falling short and believe, like Rahab, that only God can provide what you need. New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM 5750 W CR-232 Bell, FL 352-463-1082 MIDWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY Bible Class ... 10 am Morning Worship ... 11 am Childrens Class/Singing .. 4:45 pm Evening Worship ... 5 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Class ... 7 pm 1st Wednesday night each month devoted to singing 502 NE 7th Street Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-3793 SERVICE TIMES: Sunday 9:30 am .... Bible Study 10:30 a.m. ..... Worship 5:00 p.m. ..... Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ... Bible Study 352-463-2028 S.W. CR-334A Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:00 p.m. AWANA Wed. 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Director: Mary Alice Heath Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 "A Lighthouse of Hope." Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Jared Douglas, Associate Pastor Pastor Emanuel Harris, Worship/Childrens Pastor Mariam Newton, Youth Minister Sunday: Life Groups ............................................................... 9:30 a.m. Worship Services ..................................... 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. UpRising Student Service.......................................... 5:30 p.m. Off Campus: The Porch (High School) .......................................... 5:30 p.m. On Campus: Celebrate Recovery .................................................. 6:00 p.m. Porch Rocking (Middle School) ................................ 6:00 p.m. Kids Grove (Children) .............................................. 6:30 p.m. Men & Women's Life Groups ................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study.................................... 6:45 p.m. Connecting People to Christ 5509 West County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Worship......................................11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM (Chuck Scott Pastor) PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 SIGNS??? 463-7135 Woodland Craft Signs Gilchrist County Journal ~ Advertising ~ 463-7135 Fax Service 352-463-7393 207 North Main Street Trenton Gilchrist County Journal Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 FAX 463-7393 Vinyl Letters Road Signs Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Woodland Craft Signs from church meetings, and from seeing each other at basketball games when Trenton played Alachua. date until a cousin set them up on a blind date. Ironically enough, their spent at Hart Springs. She was 19 at the time and he was 21. That morning, I told my mama, I aint going but she told me I was, Diana recalls with a laugh. With his usual easy banter, D. Ray replied, She liked what she saw and here we are. Years later, they would make their home on property that was part of her great-grandfathers original 160 acre homestead on the Suwannee River. The property was passed down from Dianas parents, John and Odessa Webb. Originally, her family ran a ferry on the Dixie County side of the river. Growing up, Diana attended Trenton High School and graduated in the summers at the watermelon auction in Trenton. She cant recall how much money she made back then, but she knows it wasnt much. D. Ray and Diana married on August 30, 1958 in Mr. and Mrs. Webbs yard. Bro. Marston Mitchell, who was preaching at the Trenton Church of Christ at the time, performed the ceremony. After a honeymoon trip to Daytona Beach, they left for the Cincinnati College of Embalming, where D. Ray went to school for nine months. After they returned home, D. Ray took a state exam and became a licensed embalmer. A year later, he was a licensed funeral director. child, daughter Renee, in 1960. Their son, Dan, followed in 1963. Also in 1963, the Trenton Funeral Home, which was located behind the old Best Drugs on Main Street, came up for sale and D. Ray purchased the business. He served the community as funeral director until 1968, when burned. D. Ray and Diana Harrison Continued from page 1 about in 1964, when he was elected to the Trenton City Commission. D. Ray took over a seat long held by Odell Mikell, who had opted not to seek re-election to the commission. people would run for vacant seats on the commission and the top three vote getters would win seats. In his of 123 votes cast. A close friend, Dr. Harry Jordan, joked with D. Ray that the only two people in town who didnt vote for him was his wife and his mother-in-law. I wasnt surprised when he said because he has always wanted to be a part of anything that has to do with being around people, Diana said. Not long after he was elected to the Trenton City Commission, Albert Quincey, who was Gilchrist Countys Tax Assessor at the time, passed away. The governor appointed D. Ray as Gilchrist Countys Tax Assessor on August 13, 1965. He continued on as funeral director, working both jobs, up until the funeral home burned in 1968. In those days, when someone died in the community, the courthouse practically closed, so it wasnt really When he started out as Gilchrist operated under a fee system and there was barely enough money to pay his salary. Diana worked alongside him as his chief deputy for 30 years, there wasnt enough money to pay one long carriage manual typewriter and a manual calculator. Together, type the countys tax roll using the calculator and the typewriter. Then we went all modern and got an addressograph machine with metal plates, D. Ray said. Eventually, it all went online. We developed the addressing system for the county. In the early days, the appraisal method consisted of a property owner with the tax assessor about whether comparison to their neighbors value. Then, the state began requiring tax assessors to measure everything. D. Over the years, we hired a lot of high school kids to go out and measure houses, D. Ray said. Judge Ed Philman was one of them. He wanted to go to law school and he worked his classes around his work schedule During his 39 year tenure as Gilchrist County Property Appraiser, D. Ray said he enjoyed being able to help a lot of people solve problems, that didnt always have a lot to do with property appraisals. I think Diana was more popular than I was, D. Ray said. People with me and then they would say, alright, I gotta go talk to the property appraiser now, and go talk to Diana. I had to go out of town because I knew she had everything under control. After retiring in 2005, D. Ray said he still felt like he wanted to be of County, so he sought election to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners. I told Diana that I was thinking about running and she said she would support me, but she wouldnt stand on the street corner and hold a sign for me and she stuck to it, D. Ray said with a laugh. When asked the secret to their happy marriage, Diana joked that they much to each other, but after working isnt much to say. D. Ray said he feels like the key to a successful marriage is putting up with the good and the bad and staying determined to make it work. 53 years, without losing an election, D. Ray just announced that he will not seek re-election to the County Commission seat he has held since 2007. With his 81st birthday in sight, D. Ray feels its time for him to step away from politics, though he says hell miss it dearly. Ill still be available to people if they want me to help them, Ill be happy to try, D. Ray said. I wouldnt be here without Diana and her familys support and the support of my good friends, Min Ayers, Howell Lancaster Sr. and Etter Usher. They helped me the most and I will always be appreciative. When asked what advice he would give someone considering a career in politics, D. Ray said, Try to know something about the job youre trying to get. Be willing to serve people. Remember, when you live in a glass house it sure is different. I always ask people when they tell me they want to do different than the person who is doing it now? Can you improve on it? If they cant tell me, and say they just want to run, then I tell them theyre going to get beat and 99 percent of the time they do. Things have changed so much over the years, there are so many state mandated programs now. The state makes you do things, but they dont pay for it. Over the last 50 years, D. Ray has been active in the Trenton Rotary Club. He was also president of the Gilchrist County Education served on the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Trenton Quarterback Club. D. Ray has been the recipient of the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year award recipients. Diana has been active with the Gilchrist County Womans Club for years. The Harrisons attend Cherry Sink Church of Christ. When they are not actively working in the community, D. Ray and Diana enjoy visiting their daughter Renee and her family in Lake Wales. They have two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, whom they adore. Kristen Short, of Trenton, representing Florida, recently attended the 2018 Women Connected Conference, which was held April 18-20 in Excelsior Springs, Mo. The conference is a progressive and enthusiastic group of 30 women from 19 states, who came together to share their ideas, knowledge and passion for raising Angus cattle. Special Olympics Torch Run held last week A Branford man was traveling along NW 11th Court at NW 119th lost control of the ATV and crashed, reported Corporal Smith of the Flori da Highway Patrol. The accident oc curred in Gilchrist County on May 1 at 6:59 p.m. The driver Ricky Joe King, 64, of Branford was by him self when the vehicle overturned and landed on top of the driver. King was transported to the UF Health Shands hospital where he died on May 4 as a result of the injuries in this crash. Branford man dies in Gilchrist County ATV crash Thank you The family of Norman Alred would like to say Thank You for your support during this emotional time. We are so thankful for the outpour food and phone calls. We lost an ex traordinary man that will never be replaced but greatly missed. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. The Family of Norman Alred 2018 Candidates for local oce School Board-District 1 Christie Lynn McElroy (NP) School Board-District 3 F. Michelle Walker-Crawford (NP) School Board-District 5 D. Deen Lancaster (NP) County Commissioner-District 2 Robert B. Clemons (R) Richard Fuller (R) William Bill Martin (R) John Yencho (R) County Commissioner-District 4 Marion Poitevint (R) Soil and Water Conservation District 2 Jack Cook (NP)


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Section A, Page Five THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 Gilchrist County Court LANCASTER Sheree H. Judge To my friends, family, supporters, and all of Gilchrist County: Six years ago, when I campaigned for the office of Gilchrist County Court Judge, I ran on the principles of hard work, community, and family. During the campaign and my tenure as Gilchrist County Judge, I worked every day to manifest those deep lasting values that are so important to our county. During the last six years, those values have been more evident than ever in Gilchrist County, and especially most recently, during our tragic loss of Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. We showed our Great State of Florida, and our Nation, that we are indeed, family. I am so humbled and blessed to be able to continue to serve, unopposed, in the role of Gilchrist County Court Judge. It is truly a blessing, special honor, and responsibility to serve as your County Judge. My prayer is that The Lord will continue to guide and protect us all, and that He will give me the wisdom to continue to carry out my duties serving you, the family of Gilchrist County, honorably, in the office you have entrusted to me. In grateful service and respectfully, SHEREE H. LANCASTER Thank You! 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 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!" Submitted The Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of iff Bobby Schultz recently graduated Justice Institutes Chief Executive Seminar (Class 51) which was held in Tallahassee, Florida. inal justice agencies from around the roles within their agencies. Partici ics such as future trends, managing generations, social media, current Pictured from left to right: Executive Director of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Chris Johnson, Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, and Walton County Sheriff and Florida Association President Mike Atkinson. Sheri Schultz graduates from Chief Executive Seminar Submitted Mr. Joe Young, a former Journeyman Lineman with Gainesville Regional Utilities, was inducted into the International Linemans Museum 28 during the 2018 Public Power Submitted Field Team travelled to Wesley Cha with 47 other schools with the goal ing their school and the Bell com munity. Personal times were reached, athletes headed to the University of nals on May 4th and 5th! Here are the times and distances that the Runnin Bulldogs team achieved: Boys Tony Yoder 800 Meter Run 2 minutes, 06.04 seconds (BHS Re meters (41 feet, 01.75 inches) 9th meters (104 feet, 11 inches) 11th Tony Yoder, Tristen Townsend, Josh Mendoza, Ian Townsend, Rhett Team 9 minutes, 24.54 seconds Girls Kerrisa Grieves 100 Meter Dash Kerrisa Grieves 200 Meter Dash Madison Carver Discus 27.76 meters (91 feet, 1.00 inches) 7th Savana Thomas 100 Meter Hur ies) Savana Thomas, Melonie Relay Team 10 minutes, 41.88 sec Madison Carver, Kerrisa Grieves, Hailee Hayward, Scharma Hendrix their events. Good job to these girls and congratulations to all of our Run Bell Track and Field compete at Regionals Girls Relay Team headed to State The goal of the Chief Execu challenging demands of the future. events that may affect criminal jus address the changes that lie ahead. Joe Young makes Lineman Hall of Fame for 26 years, Mr. Young served his Gainesville community for 22 years, was an active member of the Florida (FMEA), and was highly involved in numerous state and national lineman Host Utility Field Coordinator. The is Safety-Excellence-Honor. Mr. Joe was a Trenton resident. He


Section A, Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 I would like to take a moment to show my appreciation to all those that had a hand in any way, after the loss of Sgt Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. There are no words to convey the sentiments in my heart. Thank You seems so inadequate to express the appreciation for all the support and concern shown to GCSO over the past couple of weeks. The unimaginable has happened and the loss is tremendous. It WILL NOT break us, but it will forever change us. A part of our family and this community, is missing. In order for us to be able to accept this tragedy, we must remember these two Law Enforcement Officers, and know they were doing what they loved, what they were called to do. For being part of the brother/sisterhood of Law Enforcement is not a job, it is a calling. On any given day they, or any other officer, would give their all to protect you and me. There are so many people that rallied around GCSO in our time of grief and made sure every need was met and far beyond what we could have asked. The outpouring of food, drinks, flowers, cards, wreaths, flags and everything imaginable was provided each and every day. We were able to provide meals, not only our men and women, but the countless law enforcement officers covering Gilchrist County for us to give our employees time to grieve. There is no way to thank each and every person, business and agency, but please know, your love and most of all prayers were felt and we would not have gotten through this horrific tragedy without them. To the Ramirez and Lindsey families, our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the months and years ahead. We can never show our appreciation for the ultimate sacrifice you and your loved ones made for us. We will never forget them or you, and it is our solemn promise to carry on in their stead and to make them proud. To all the many Law Enforcement Agencies that came, that covered for us on the roads, taking calls, serving papers, covering Dispatch, we are FOREVER grateful and forever indebted to you. For those agencies that attended the funeral service from all over the United States and Canada, I want you to know that looking out over the sea of uniforms and marked units, gave us the strength to get through the service. Just know, you are now a part of our GCSO family. Gilchrist County has shown the love of a small town the likes some have never witnessed. There wasnt a day that went by that we werent told by visiting law enforcement agencies, that they had never seen anything like the love and generosity shown to us. Those people took away from Gilchrist County a feeling of genuine love, warmth and comfort that our town provided, not only to us, but to the visitors as well. I am so proud to be a part of this county and that others got a glimpse of the place we are so blessed to live. A few personal thoughts Id like to share, we are STRONG, we are RESILIENT and we will pick up Sgt Ramirez and Deputy Lindseys torch and run with it. These men will not have given their all in vain, we will be better for their sacrifice, I will make sure of it! The testimony of a man is not in the way he dies, but in the way he lived his life and Sgt Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey lived a life of service to their fellow man, they selflessly put on that uniform each day and showed up for a job they loved, to protect YOU and I. Each day of our life, we write our own obituary by the way in which we live it. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. I have no doubt, these guys would have done this any day of the week, if necessary, for any one of us. The book of Ecclesiastes says; To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven, A time to weep, and a time to laugh, A time to mourn, and a time to dance. It also says, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked for there is a time there for every purpose. Our men, Sgt Ramirez and Dep Lindsey, served their purpose with dignity and honor and we will take it from here. In time, we will not mourn, but rather, smile with the memories they left us with. GOD BLESS GILCHRIST COUNTY AND THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN HEROES. Sincerely, ROBERT D. SCHULTZ, III Gilchrist County Sheriff "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 Bell basketball wins academic award Reese Rankin is pictured with the trophies the Bell varsity boys basketball team has won during his time as a starter. Photo by Matthew Harrell. By Matthew Harrell By all accounts, the varsity basket ball team at Bell High School has had a successful year. The Bulldogs already have a dis trict championship and regional run have added another award for what they have been able to do off the court. The Bulldogs won the 2017-18 Florida High School Athletic Associ ation Academic Team Championship for class 1A boys basketball. The FHSAA awards the champion ship to the teams with the highest cu mulative grade point average in each for the award, the team must have an average grade of a B or higher. Every player on the team that com peted in a postseason game must be included in the average for the team to be eligible for the award. For basketball, the teams use the ter of school to calculate the teams grade point average. Bell Head Basketball Coach Chuck Mehl said he is the last person who should be recognized for the basket ball teams achievement. This award is really about the teachers, he said. Its also about the parents who emphasize getting good grades. Mehl said he told the teachers this award was about what the entire school can do as a group to help the students. It shows we want to develop stu dent-athletes as students, Mehl said. trying to develop. Mehl said he heard about the award from a parent who saw the award on line and thought the team could pos sibly win it. Mehl added that winning this award sets a good precedent for the future, as well as the expectation for what future teams should strive for. Bell High School Athletic Director time any sport at Bell High School has received this award. Frostproof eliminates Bell in regional By Matthew Harrell playoff game since 2015, the Bull dogs could not get the bats going in an 8-3 loss to District 8-1A champion Frostproof Thursday night. The Bulldogs started on the right foot as Presley Paulling led off with a single to right center. But back-toa groundout kept Bell off the score board. Frostproof took advantage of the scoreless top half by taking a 1-0 lead The Bulldogs defense kept them in the sixth inning, as Bell committed two errors that led to runs, then gave up two runs on a double when they should have been out of the inning. The defensive collapse in the sixth inning turned a 4-2 Frostproof lead The Bulldogs got a run back in the top of the seventh, but that was all they could muster in an 8-3 loss. Frostproof advances to the Region Bells season comes to an end. The record of 14-12 and as district run ners-up. The 14 wins and regional semi Bulldogs since 2015, when they went 19-8 and advanced to the state sem It shows what we stand for as a school, Whittington said. It shows we have good, wellrounded students and, especially, stu dent-athletes, he added. We were able to have a successful season and be academically successful. Whittington added that other sports at Bell should be able to compete for this award, and winning it should happen almost yearly. At last Tuesdays banquet, Mehl said the basketball team accom plished something he had never seen before. made the Gainesville Suns all-area team.Tony Yoder and Terek Liles and Reese Rankin made the second team, and Ian Townsend was honor able mention. Rankin was also honored for set ting a new school record for wins as a starter. The Bulldogs won 99 games dur was a starter. Bell pitcher Kylee Barry winds up to pitch during the Bulldogs 8-3 loss to Frostproof Thursday night in Frostproof. Photo by Matthew Harrell Gilchrist County Tax Collector, Barbara Merritt CFC (far right), and Assistant Tax Collector Terri Trail CFCA (far left), are proud to announce that Amanda Hurst and Rachel Lima have successfully Collector Assistant (CFCA) through the Florida Department of Rev Hurst, Lima receive Do you love a good slap-stick com make you giggle? Then you need to see Micheal Frayns Noises Off! A farce with all the door-slamming, unpredict ably and humorous insanity that one would every want. This hysterical play will be per formed by the Suwannee Valley Play ers at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Doors open 30 minutes be fore show time. Tickets are selling fast so reserve your seats today!!! SVP presents farce


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Section A, Page Seven THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 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. 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 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. DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck Lady Tigers continue on by beating the Miners By Todd Bryant This past week the Lady Tigers hosted the Fort Meade Miners for the Regional Semi Finals. Trenton had won the right to host the game as the Miners had lost to Frostproof in their district championship. The Tigers started Darian Ingram on the mound. Ingram threw another 7 inning gem and kept the Miner hitters off balance with her commanding fastball. For the night she gave up 2 hits, walked only 1, and struck out 10 batters. The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning highlighted by a two-run bomb off the bat of Bryn Thomas. For the night, Thomas was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, Grace Guthrie was 2 for 2 with 2 stolen bases, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs, and Hallie Bryant was 3 for 3 with 4 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Taniah Bowers added a triple to left center and Lillian Wilkerson added a The Tigers had 12 hits and beat the Miners 9-0. The Tigers improved to 24-3 and will advance to play the Frostproof Bulldogs at home. Come out and support the Lady Tigers. Last week Grace Guthrie was mistakingly left off the FACA All State Academic Team list. I apologize for this error. Bryn Thomas is mobbed at home plate by her teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of the Tigers 9-0 win over Fort Meade Thursday night. Thomas home run was part of a seven-run second inning. The Bell FFA Chapters recently celebrated their 90th FFA Banquet with over 250 in attendance. We had us celebrate our Past. Celebrating the way back to Past FFA President, Albert Rice (1953-1954) and his brother, Joe Rice, Bell FFA President cers helped perform our opening cer emonies alongside the present FFA The rest of the night was spent cel ebrating the FFA students and their accomplishments this year. The Star Discovery Award was Greenhand Award was won by Kay lee Douglas and the Star Chapter Award was won by Austin Bagby. At the end of the banquet the Future looking forward to a great 2018-19 school year. The newly elected Sr. Corbin Holder, Vice President Kay lee Douglas, Secretary Blaise Doug las, Treasurer Blake Velie, Reporter Nazworth, and FFA Chaplain A. J. Class. President Justin Nash, Reporter Aid en Douglas, Treasurer Jaycee Gunn, Secretary Lanee Fischer, Sentinel Kendall Hadden, Student Advisor Easton Douglas, Chaplain Jackson LeFebrve. Bell FFA Chapters Celebrate the Past, Present and Future This large group of former Bell FFA members attended the 2018 FFA Banquet to help current members celebrate the Chapters 90th Anniversary.


Section A, Page Eight THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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-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 _____________ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Item: Air Conditioning System Bid #: 18-05 Bid Closing Date: May 31, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the City of Trenton is accepting bids until 5:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 in City Hall located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Final bid selection will be made by the City Commission at the Regular Commission Meeting in June, 2018. If you have any questions, please call 352-463-4000. Bids must be signed and sealed in an envelope marked with Bid # 18-05 and City of Trenton A/C System. Bids may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to: Pat Watson Bid #18-05 City of Trenton 114 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 The City of Trenton reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept or reject any or all without cause, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of the City of Trenton. City of Trenton staff may review bids prior to their review at public hearing in order to communicate with the etc. Scope of Work: 3-ton 14 SEER heat pump with 10 Kw auxiliary heat, horizontal application with new drain pan and safety switches, new pad, new coper, new thermostat, all equipment, labor & materials. The Contractor is responsible for required permits, installation, site cleanup and removal of all debris and trash. The City requires that the work to be performed by a State of Florida licensed contractor, proof of liability insurance in an amount no less than $1,000,000.00 and information regarding whether bidder holds Workers Compensation Coverage. Publish: May 10, 2018 and May 17, 2018b ______________________ PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle, VIN# 1FTPW14564KB27175, 2004 Ford F150, will be sold at Public Auction on May 19, 2018, at 7:00 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida Statute 713.78. The auction will be held at 16720 NW Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 by Fanning Springs Auto, (352) 463-0710. Publish May 10, 2018b _____________ Nature Coast Regional Water Authority Notice of Board Meeting The Nature Coast Regional Water Authority (Authority) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs, Florida 32693 The Authority Board will consider the approval of meeting minutes, treasurers report and any action or discussion items involving the Authoritys business Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comment at the meeting, which may be continued to a date and time certain as announced at the meeting. For more information, including a copy of the agenda, please contact Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 or by email at cheyenne.stemple@dixie. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting should contact Cheyenne Stemple at the contact information provided above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955 8770 for aid in contacting Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 at least two day prior to the date of the meeting. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting is advised that such person will need a record of the proceedings and, accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Publish May 10, 2018b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GIL CHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 1-2018-CP-3 IN RE: ESTATE OF LINDA HUGHEY MESSER Deceased. Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Linda Hughey Messer, deceased, whose date of death was December 28, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 37, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is May 10, 2018. Personal Representative: Tina C. Gehrett Brunn 24533 S.W. 11th Road Newberry, Florida 32669 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Star M. Sansone Attorney Florida Bar No. 113103 DELL SALTER, P.A. 3940 N.W. 16th Blvd., Bldg. B Gainesville, FL 32605 Telephone: (352) 376-8201 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Published May 10 and 17, 2018b. ________________ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the City of Trenton is accepting proposals for the projects listed below. Deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at City Hall, 114 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Final bid selection will be made by the City Commission at a Regular Commission Meeting in June, 2018. Bid 18-01: SE Park Lighting Bid 18-02: SE Park Sidewalks Bid 18-03: SE Park Playground Mulch Bid 18-04: SE Park Equipment and Accessories To obtain Scope of Work for each project your request to Pat Watson at pwatson@ regarding the Request For Proposals contact Pat Watson at 352-463-4000. Publish May 10, 2018 and May 17, 2018b _____ _____________ Notice: 2017 Tangible Personal Property taxes became delinquent April 1, 2018 and are drawing interest at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per year. Warrants will be issued directing the seizure and sale of the property if the delinquent taxes are not paid. The amounts shown include delinquent taxes, fees and interest through May 31, 2018. Taypayers wishing to pay their delinquent taxes must pay by cash, cashiers check or moneyorder. The names of the delinquent Personal Property taxpayers and the cost of advertising are as follows: ============================= 1 000640-50 13,739.14 AMERICAN DAIRYCO-FLORIDA LLC BELL FARM 90 FORT WADE RD, SUITE 175 PONTE VEDRA FL 32081-5102 3740 SW 10TH BELL ============================= 2 000640-51 12,702.50 AMERICAN DAIRYCO-FLORIDA LLC BRANFORD FARM 90 FORT WADE RD, SUITE 175 PONTE VEDRA FL 32081-5102 2780 NW CR 138 BRANFORD ============================= 3 003200-00 243.59 BLUE SPRINGS PARK INC KIMBERLY J DAVIS PO BOX 331 HIGH SPRINGS FL 32655-0331 7450 NE 50 ST HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32693 ============================= 4 009750-00 1,002.85 DOUBERLY WILLIAM & DOROTHY 3749 SE 57TH CT TRENTON FL 32693-4510 3749 SE 57 CT TRENTON ============================= 5 016990-00 596.58 JOHNSON & SONS DUMPSTER AND CRANE SERVICE PO BOX 367 NEWBERRY FL 32669 8479 SE SR 26 8479 SE SR 26 ============================= 6 026000-00 1,465.69 MISTY FARMS RODNEY TOMPKINS 4929 SE COUNTY ROAD 232 TRENTON FL 32693-5027 5209 SE CR 232/E OF 47 TRENTON, FL 32693 ============================= 7 029200-75 471.20 P W NORFLEET LLC PO BOX 417 NEWBERRY FL 32669-0417 5811 SE CR 337 ============================= 8 031170-00 340.23 QUALITY CLEANERS 508 E. WADE STREET TRENTON FL 32693 508 E WADE TRENTON ============================= 9 033450-00 877.66 RASHID MAMUNUR & RAWSAN AKTER DBA: ROCK BLUFF GENERAL STORE 1787 NE ROBERTS TRL BELL FL 32619-4805 6519 NW CR 340 BELL ====================== NOTICE The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting SEALED BIDs for the following items: 2 NEW Galaxy Tires Earth Pro (18.4-34) 2 NEW Galaxy Tires Earth Pro (14.9-24) A dollar amount must be submitted in writing on Gilchrist County Surplus Galaxy Tire Bid Form in order for the SEALED BID to be accepted and considered. Gilchrist County Bid Form is available on the Gilchrist County Web Site (gilchrist. Administrator located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, Fl TIRES ARE SOLD AS-IS BIDDER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL OF TIRES SEALED BIDS must be submitted to the at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by delivery service. BID submission deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm (local time). Late bids will not be accepted and will not be considered for award recommendation. Bids will be open at 2:00 pm (local time) on May 30, 2018. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE GILCHRIST COUNTY SURPLUS TIRES on the envelope. Any questions may be submitted via To visual inspect the tires call Gilchrist County Road Department at 352-4633223 for appointment. Gilchrist County adheres to the American with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. Please contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to readvertise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Publish May 10 and 17, 2018b ______________ Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing Obituaries Mrs. Doris Barnhill Beauchamp Doris Barnhill Beauchamp, 89, of May 3, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. A lifelong resident of Levy County, she was born on January 10, 1929 to Byrd and Annie Barnhill at Linnen, a sawmill town that was located between Bronson and Otter Creek. Mrs. Beauchamp was a member and was a member of the Curryville Homemakers Club for over 60 years. She also served many years on the Levy County Extension Advisory Board. She was a founding member of the Suwannee Valley Happy Gardeners Club and enjoyed being a part of the Log Cabin Quilters for many years. Mrs. Beauchamp enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning, and spending time with her many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lloyd O. Beauchamp, Sr. and a greatgranddaughter Brittni Scoggins. Mrs. Beauchamp is survived by sons, Lloyd O. (Ibri Jone) Beauchamp, Jr. (John) Ayers of Trenton. She leaves behind seven grandchildren: Tammi Beauchamp, Cammi Beauchamp, Alan Beauchamp, Lan Beauchamp, John Beauchamp, Carrie Ayers Mizell and J. Ayers. She also had 15 great-grandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral service and burial was private. The family received friends at a visitation held on Monday, May 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 in the evening at Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are under the care of _____________________ Mr. Roger D. Gibbs Roger D. Gibbs, 82, of Rock Bluff, passed away on May 10, 2018. He was born to Sylvester and Hattie Gibbs of Dallas, Texas. He was one of 15 children. He leaves behind his wife, of 49 years, Mary, two sons, Robbie and Steve, a daughter Leslie Flowers, and 7 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Bell. _____________________ Mrs. Jennifer Michelle Mauldin Herndon Jennifer Michelle Mauldin Herndon of High Springs, passed away at E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was 38 years old. Jennifer was born on January 11, 1980 to Michael R. and Eileen Colson Mauldin in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of High Springs. She was an Accountant and was of the Baptist faith. Jennifer is preceded in death by her mother, Eileen Colson Mauldin. She is survived by her husband, Kyle Herndon; her father, Michael R. Mauldin; her sisters, Brittany Mauldin and Courtney (Matthew) Enzor and her brother, Travis (Jamie) Mauldin, all of High Springs; her grandmother, Shirley Kulcsar of Ocala and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Randy and Barbara Herndon of Branford. The family received friends at Watson Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 am. Funeral Services for Jennifer will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in High Springs with Brother to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Felecia Eads to Alicia R. Lowson and Rosalie Rigdon, Quit Claim Deed, $1,000.00, Lot 131 Ayers Estate. Estate of Roy James Gentry, Robert L. Gentry Personal Representative to Nicholas R. Bryant and Virginia G. Bryant, Warranty Deed, $15,000.00, Lot 25 Forest Woodlands Estates. David Berman and Noga Berman to Joshua A. Gilbert, Warranty Deed, $22,000.00, Lot 16 Block C Suwannee River Highlands 2nd Addition. M & P Partnership LTD to Joel F. Langford and Jason J. Kienlen, Warranty Deed, $2,500.00, Campsite 216 Waccasassa, Campsite Unit 1. Windy L. Moore f/k/a Windy L. Purtlebaugh a/k/a Windy L. Moore to Harold A. Brammer, Warranty Deed, $0.00, Lot 8 Spring Ridge Subdivsion, Unit 5, Re-recorded. David E. Mills to James R. Shotwell, Warranty Deed, $135,000.00, Lots 7 and 8, Block 6, Mrs. Nannie Holmes 2nd Addition, 161015004300060070. Ruth M. Lahvic to Kendra J. Varney, Warranty Deed, $45,000.00, 18-08-15-0073-000B,0050. William D. Greer and Patricia Greer to William D. Greer, Jr. and Patricia Greer, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 2309-14-0000-0005-0030. Christopher Cornelius Williams to Leroy Leos, Warranty Deed, $37,500.00, Lot 2 Do Drop Inn, 0707-15-0375-0000-0020. Mark A. Hilliard and Cheryl T. Hilliard n/k/a Cheryl T. Miller to Virginia A. Chauncey, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 29-09-14-0000-00210025. Donna Baker to Michael Hines and Marcia Hines, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 05-08-16-0000-0005-0010. April 30, 2018 Michael R. Pace, 47, of Hernando, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Parole and Possession of a Controlled Substance, No Bond. Jeremy D. Gibbs, 34, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, Dixie County, ROR. May 1, 2018 Summer Addison, 25, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Attachment, Cash Purge, $100.00. Jami Hoffman, 20, of Steinhatchee, was by the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Bond. May 2, 2018 John Lawson, 34, of Old Town, was arrested by the Gilchrist County of Meth $3,000.00 and Drug Paraphernalia $1,000.00, Total Bond $4,000.00. Samantha Lawson, 41, of Old Town, was arrested by the Gilchrist Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, $5,000.00 bond, Bonded on May 3, 2018. Cort Beebe, 29, of Naples, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Probation, Burglary of Dwelling, No Bond. Branden Partain, 39, of Bronson, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Assault with a Deadly Weapon, $50,000.00 Bond. May 4, 2018 Sergio Castillejos, 54, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Licenses, $1,000.00 Cash Bond, Maya Trout, 38, of Jacksonville, was arrested by the Gilchrist County 65 Years of Age or Older, Bond $10,000.00, Bonded by Mathis. May 5, 2018 Joshua Courson, 33, of Bronson, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, Battery, Bond $2,500.00, Bonded by Stone. May 6, 2018 Blake Blevins, 21, of Lake City, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Hit and Run $5,000.00, Total Bond $15,000.00, Bonded by A+I. ARREST REPORT Land Transactions For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. ____________________ Mr. Johnny Edward Townsend Johnny Edward Townsend, Jr., age 72, of Bell, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was born on August 22, 1945 to Johnny Edward Townsend, Sr. and his wife Betty Franklin Townsend in St. Petersburg and had been a resident of Bell since moving from Plant City 29 years ago. Mr. Townsend loved his job as a Licensed Practical Nurse; working at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He proudly served his country in the Florida National Guard and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. Mr. Townsend is preceded in death by his parents and by his daughter, Leigh Ann Townsend. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilson Townsend of Bell and his sisters, Brenda Townsend Whited and Linda Townsend, both of Lithia. Funeral Services for Mr. Townsend were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at New Beginning Baptist Church with Pastor Chris followed at Townsend Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service. donations be made to New Beginning Baptist Church or to Haven Hospice For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. PREVIOUS LEGALS can be found online. V isit our website at


Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Email ads to Section A, Page Nine THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 Lost Puppy LOST PUPPY-SASHA Monday, outside Trenton Animal Hospital. Black & white, 4 white paws, 21 lbs. 4 mos old. Chipped. Reward. Call 352-463-3731. 1tb,5-10 ----------------------------------------------Free Cats Free outside cats TO GOOD HOMES. Trenton, 352-215-9540 mornings please. Or 352-472-3634. 1tb,5-10 ----------------------------------------------Tires 4 TOYO TIRES: 17. New, steel-belted. $300 for all 4. 706897-0389. 1tp,5-10 ----------------------------------------------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 BLUEBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES: U-pick or I pick. Allens on 55A, Old Town. 8 am 5 Sat. 352-542-7284 or 352-356-0288. 1tb,5-10 ----------------------------------------------Plants/Trees STRAWBERRY PLANTS, freeze and 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, 3tb,4-26-5-10 ----------------------------------------------Email ads to Help Wanted LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEKING BOOKKEEPER Email resume to dwmillerconstr@gmail. com 4tp,4-19-5-10 ----------------------------------------------Gilchrist County Solid Waste has an opening for a full-time Equipment Operator. This is a physicallydemanding position that requires working on Saturdays, heavy lifting and working outside in all weather conditions. Must have a good driving record. Position does not require a CDL; but ideal candidate 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 542-0330. Applications must include a copy of your valid Drivers License. Please no phone calls to employer. 2tb,5-3-5-10 ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. to work some days, nights and weekends. Come and ask for Marc or call 352-3189215 to set up an interview. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be hardworking, dependable, positive attitude for our 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast minimum 2 years driving, apply in person 32693. Help Wanted We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s for our Life Enrichment Department to facilitate recreation programs such as rummy, choir, watercolor painting, story time, baking, club and much more. If you are hardworking, dependable, with a positive attitude and would like to work helping elders enjoy life to the fullest, please apply at Ayers Health and Rehab 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. tfnb,7-17 ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA on quarter Lane. Investors Realty Inc. 352-2147011. tfnb,11-2 ----------------------------------------------Want To Lease U.S. GOVERNMENT Wanted to Lease by USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Gilchrist County Service Center in with 23 on-site paved parking spaces. The rentable space must yield a minimum of must meet Government requirements sustainability standards. The lease term be fully serviced. To be considered, the be available for occupancy on or before 1/31/2019. Contact Michael Hajjar at 401-0041, or at the following address: of interest must be submitted to the above address by 4:00 pm on 5/24/2018, and must include the following information: Building Owner or representative contact, Building name, address, location of available space, rentable square feet available, and date of availability. 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 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 Show Tour, Ark Encounter/Creation area. 352727-2268. tfnb,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 5:30. Bring cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Service. All Major Brands. VISA/MC 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: service. Repairs and replacements. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C, Inc. 1-800-5421028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 Services DIXIE MONUMENTS 1471 NE 512 Avenue, US-19 Old after hours seven days a week. Serving 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: all electrical needs call All Seasons @ 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License number # EC13001855. tfnb,1-10 ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: tfnb,5-28 ----------------------------------------------Help WantedLOCAL CLASS A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED: Home nightly, $2000.00 Sign-on bonus. Call 352-498-3892, John. 1tb5-10 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED for local deliveries and misc. duties in lumberyard. Class B CDL required. Call Jeff @ Gilchrist Building Supply, 352-4632738. tfnb,5-10 ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class 352-535-5479. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Salesperson needed at Gilchrist Building Supply. Looking for motivated, ambitious tfnb,4-26 TO THE CITIZENS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY It has been a real honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Gilchrist County over the last 53 years. Thank you for your confidence and support for me. Along the way I hope I have been able to help you solve many of your problems. As we solved most of your problems and met your goals, we were able to hire many of your children through the years and they are now serving as your leaders and businessmen. If I can ever be of help to you in the future, please let me know. Your friend D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Road Signs Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags