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Gilchrist County journal
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 1 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area May 31, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. By Matthew Harrell The rain succeeded in moving it indoors, but it failed to dampen the spirit at Bell High Schools gradua tion Thursday night, May 24. Salutatorian Alexis Weeks thanked the community for its support and asked her classmates to be successful and not wish their lives away. Love every day like its your last and do amazing things, Weeks said. Valedictorian Molly OSullivan implored the graduates to be coura geous and achieve their goals. I challenge the 2018 class of Bell High School to be courageous, OSullivan said in her speech. The future belongs to the brave. OSullivan added that the gradu ates can reach all of their goals if they have the courage to achieve them. Principal Sherry Lindsey echoed OSullivans speech, telling students to continue to be courageous. Superintendent of Schools Rob Rankin said the students have not only learned their curriculum, but have also learned how to handle ad versity. Weve been taught how to love and support each other in times of need, Rankin said. He said that eight school days had been canceled this year because of storms, a bomb threat, and the deputy shootings. After the graduates walked across the stage, Jared Thomas repeated the prayer he would say before football games, then left the Class of 2018 God put us all on this Earth to do something, Thomas said. We must do it to the best of our abilities. 2018 Bell Graduation held Thursday evening Trenton Highs 2018 Graduation 2018 THS Seniors, from left, Krisanna Burgoyne, Aryana Chapman and Summer Clem. Trevin Dukes and Principal Cheri Langford. By Cindy Jo Ayers The Trenton High School 2018 se nior class graduated on Friday, May 25. The graduation ceremony was moved from Tiger Stadium to the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion due to rainy weather. Graduation went off smoothly even after the location change, and the se nior class was very happy to receive their diplomas. Jackson Feather, the class presi dent, welcomed the guests and shared a few thoughts with his fellow class mates. Class Salutatorian Sarah Johnson addressed her class saying, The fu ture is really up to you. Valedictorian Trevor Noyes spoke of his community saying, We have grown up in one of the most support ive communities around. He told his fellow classmates to not worry about the small stuff and to remember All of us are writing our own story, how do we want people to remember us. He went on to quote 1 John 2:17, The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. Principal Cheri Langford told the seniors that she was proud of them and all their accomplishments. Be lieve that you can and you will. Langford reminded the seniors to re member they are Gilchrist Strong as they leave THS. Those who attended graduation couldnt help but realize there were a few missing seniors. All 91 of Tren tons seniors were not at graduation due to the State Baseball playoffs in Ft. Myers. The 2018 Class Motto reads, Our lives are before us, the past is behind us, but our memories are forever with us. Trenton High School Valedictorian Trevor Noyes during his address. Jackson Gray shakes hands with Superintendent of Schools Rob Rankin as he walks across the stage during Bells graduation. Photo by Donny Joiner. Jared Thomas waves as he walks off the stage after his speech at Bells graduation Thursday night. Photo by Donny Joiner. Bells Alexis Cruse happy to receive her diploma. Donny Joiner Photo J. M. Murph Everett J. M. Murph Everett to be Inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame Florida FFA is pleased to announce the inductees for the 2018 Florida FFA Hall of Fame. J.M. Murph Ev inducted at the Florida FFA Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony. The Induction will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. Mr. Everett began a career in Ag ricultural Education in 1956 after serving in the US Army in the Ko Occupational Medal for Japan and the Korean Service Medal and four Bronze Stars, he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri culture. Later he received his Master of Science in Supervision and Ad ministration from Nova University. His teaching career began in 1956 at Lafayette High School, where he taught for many years before trans ferring to Trenton High School. He was the FFA Advisor in Trenton until 1992. Mr. Everett built agricultural edu cation programs that enhanced the education and leadership of the stu dents that he taught. He coached many judging teams and encouraged students to participate in the leader ship continuums available through the FFA. Mr. Everetts dedication to the youth in Gilchrist County was extended after his retirement by his election to the Gilchrist County School Board where he served from 1996-2004. During his time on the Gilchrist County School Board Mr. Everett worked along with a committee to se cure funding for the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex aka the Arena between Trenton and Bell which was built in 2000. Many students found their voca tional calling in agriculture, business, embraced new technology and meth odology. Mr. Everett was a native of Wilcox and a longtime member and Deacon of Bethel Baptist Church. He also served his community as the chair man of the of the Bethel and Jennings Lake Cemeteries as well as a found ing member of the Gilchrist County Historical Society. Mr. Murph Everett passed away on January 10, 2011 at the age of 80. Bell man charged in Dixie crash Friday morning A Bell man was charged in con nection with a single vehicle crash in Dixie County on Friday morning as he was traveling south on CR 351 at SW 449th Street. James Richard Hill, 27, was driv ing a 2015 Dodge Journey when the crash occurred at 5:28 a.m. The driv er was reported to have run off the highway and struck a tree with the vehicles front end. The driver sustained non-left threatening injuries and was charged with failure to drive within a single lane and a seat belt violation, re ported Trooper Skelly of the Florida Highway Patrol. New Septic Rules for small lots in Gilchrist Small lot owners in parts of Gil christ County will no longer be al lowed to use conventional septic tanks for new homes or mobile homes as of July 1, 2018. The parts of Gilchrist County that will be af fected by the new Basin Manage ment Action Plan is mostly located in the southern half of Gilchrist County, west of 129 to the Dixie County line at the Suwannee River and South of 232 all the way into Levy County Springs Priority Focus Area. Some of the Waccasassa Flats property on the east side of 129 will also be included. This area will be known as the Fan ning Springs and Manatee Springs Focus Area. Wesley Asbell, of the Department of Health in Gilchrist County, Envi ronmental Health Section reported that traditional septic tank permits will not be issued for lots less than one acre in this area of Gilchrist and Levy Counties. Instead those want ing to build a home or move a mobile home on less than one acre lots will have to use an alterative advanced treatment system which will remove 65% of nitrates from the waste wa ter. Asbell believes there are around 2,500 such lots in the Focus Area that will be affected. Those already living in the Primary Focus Area, mainly around springs, will be able to use their current septic system. If the current septic system fails, homeowners can make repairs. If a homeowner with a conventional septic system decides to enlarge their current home, they will be required to change to the advanced treatment system. At this time Asbell wasnt sure of the cost of these new systems, but he believes that they will be more expensive than a conventional septic tank. These changes all came about after Outstanding Florida Springs that require additional protection. A total of 24 of these 30 springs were found to have excess levels of nitrogen pol lution, particularly nitrate. The ways springs will be protected will be out lined in a restoration plan, known as a Basin Management Action Plan or BMAP. These plans focus on reduc ing nitrogen pollution that is impact ing the water quality of the springs. DEP developed a BMAP for all the springs that are not meeting water quality standards. Each BMAP must identify the sources of nitrogen pol lution within the springshed and include strategies to reduce the pol lution. Sources of nitrogen include wastewater, water from septic tanks, stormwater runoff, and fertilizer run off from both urban and agricultural lands. Wesley Asbell will be present ing the information about the BMAP, the Springs Priority Focus Areas and the effect on septic tank permits to the Gilchrist County Commission at the Commissioners June 4 meeting. By Cindy Jo Ayers No Code Violation of North Florida Holstein Agriculture Use By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commis sion held a Public Hearing on May 21, to consider a Code Enforcement complaint brought to the countys attention by Jean Wonser, a resident of Northeast Gilchrist County. Ms. Wonser reported that North Florida Holstein Dairy is not allowed to plant row crops in an A6 Agriculture Zon ing Land Use in Gilchrist County. She pointed out that the 1992 Gil christ County Land Use book states that agriculture/silviculture land use is allowed following the clear cut ting of a forested tract of property. this property should be planted back in trees. Don Bennink, the owner of the property explained that North Florida Holstein has planted a Bermuda grass on this property and it is a beautiful, most wildlife friendly piece of prop erty in all of Gilchrist County. The property has Bermuda grasses grow ing in the spring, summer and fall and rye grass is sown into the ground to establish a growing stand in the winter months. The property has four monitoring wells spread out at differ ent locations. Mr. Bennink showed a graph of the results from the moni toring wells in 2016-2017 showed no signs of nitrogen from the monitoring wells on this property. I think this is the best water in Gilchrist County, he explained in the Monday after noon meeting. Mike Roth, President of Our Santa Fe River pointed out that it is a beau tiful parcel, but under the A6 Ag Use to be planted back into trees. I dont see any trees being replanted on this sioners. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator explained that he has been in communication with Darrel Leach, an assistant state soil scientist with the State of Florida. The scien tist explained that Gilchrist County would be better off if they would use information from the State of Florida Soil Science service which is up dated annually in place of their 1992 Soil Use handbook. Mr. Crosby ex plained that under the A6 Ag zoning, the land owner is allowed to graze up to 5000 head of cattle and construct many different types of structures on the property. Mike Roth recommended to the board that the County should update their land use guidelines for these types of agriculture uses. Jean Wonser told the Commission there are 620 acres of property in the cattle on this property, the land owner would have to fence the property to keep 5000 head of cattle out of the low lying cypress pond wetlands. Commissioner Thomas made a motion for the Commission to close this hearing on this Code Enforce ment complaint, that there is not evi dence found to substantiate a viola tion of A6 Ag use by North Florida Holstein Dairy. Commissioner Lang ford agreed as she gave second to the motion. The Commission Chairman took a vote and the boards unani mous decision approved the action taken. --The County Administrator reported to the Commission that under Florida law, Gilchrist County is required to pay for health insurance for the fam ily of Sgt. Ramirez. Mr. Crosby ex plained that under Florida law, the killed in the line of duty, the county is responsible for the insurance on the remaining family members until the siblings reach the age of 25. The County Administrator reported that he would wait for a response from the childrens mother before taking any further action. --Gilchrist County approved the application for Ginnie Springs Out sentation. The county required the applicant to supply a site plan of the area where the display will be held. The plan must document where the Continued on page 3


Page Two THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Reunions 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. Send local news to the Gilchrist County Journal at or call 463-7135 Submitted The Newberry Lions Club is proud Lions Club Rodeo. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great evening of fun and food. The rodeo will be held on June 1 and June 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Country Way Town Square, 1739 SW 248th Drive, Newberry. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12.00 per adult and $7.00 per child ages 6-11 by contacting Ken McIntosh at (352) 359-3095 or Darryl Bowdoin at (352) 317-7125. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child ages 6-11. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. each night. See you there! Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion Submitted The Martin/Slaughter family re union will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Hart Springs at 11:00 a.m. Pavilion B has been reserved. Family and friends are all invited to come out and enjoy the friendship and catch up on all the news. Bring a picnic lunch and beverage. Paper products will be furnished. Lunch will be around 1:00 p.m. Please pass invitation to all fam ily and friends. This reunion includes all of the late G.A.C. Martin families. Hope to see lots of you at the reunion. For more information on reunion call Emma Gay (352) 332-4762. ___________________ Dan Jenkins Family Reunion Submitted Dan Jenkins family reunion will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at Hart Springs. All relatives and friends are invited to come and enjoy a special day. Plan to eat at 12 noon. Please bring a covered dish, paper goods and ice will be provided. For more information contact Robert Smith (904) 289-9456. Black and White Ball Planned June 16 The 24th Annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The cost is $25.00 per per son. The event will be held at the Gilchrist County Womans Club on Hwy. 339 in Trenton. Please contact one of the following people to purchase tickets: Mary Davis (352) 463-1535; Angie Walton (352) 231-0102 or Charlotte Kearney (352) 949-0511. World War 2 Vets and Proud of It Submitted World War Two group will meet at The Gathering Table. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend, spouse but do come. Any questions please contact me Virginia Lewis at (352) 528-2310. 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 Tide Tables For The Week of 5/31 to 6/6 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 4:14 AM 2.9 Low 9:45 AM 1.4 31 High 3:09 PM 3.6 Low 10:33 PM -0.2 F High 4:51 AM 2.8 Low 10:20 AM 1.5 1 High 3:43 PM 3.6 Low 11:07 PM -0.1 Sa High 5:29 AM 2.8 Low 10:57 AM 1.5 2 High 4:19 PM 3.5 Low 11:42 PM 0.0 Su High 6:09 AM 2.7 Low 11:38 AM 1.6 3 High 4:59 PM 3.3 M Low 12:21 AM 0.2 High 6:53 AM 2.7 4 Low 12:26 PM 1.6 High 5:46 PM 3.2 Tu Low 1:05 AM 0.4 High 7:43 AM 2.7 5 Low 1:26 PM 1.7 High 6:45 PM 2.9 W Low 1:56 AM 0.6 High 8:37 AM 2.8 6 Low 2:37 PM 1.6 High 8:03 PM 2.7 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 ALL AMERICAN AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, and REFRIGERATION LLC In God We Trust We service all brands. 352-210-2108 CAC1819342 AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE NOW AVAILABLE Florida Licensed Company Call Dick Colado 1-800-942-2003 "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 352 MOWING Licensed and Insured Call Jon 352-665-9187 Serving Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, Marion, Alachua, and Citrus Wilkerson Farms Wilkerson Farms started picking May 26. Due to cold and rainy weather we are behind 2 weeks. There is a high demand for watermelons and the prices are good. Lord Reunion Submitted The Lord Reunion will be held Saturday, June 9th at noon at the Trenton Community Center. _____________ Langford-Horne Picnic at Hart Springs Submitted The Langford and Horne families will gather for their annual picnic and fellowship. The families and friends are invited to bring a covered dish to the Hart Springs pavilion on Saturday, June 16 for loads of good food and fellowship. ___________________Pictured: Rotary President Bob Clemons, Rotarian Todd Newton and Rotarian in the Spotlight John Frazier. Submitted We always learn something new at the Gilchrist Rotary Club meetings! Rotarian Todd Newton was our speaker on May 21st. Todd gave an Gilchrist County Clerk of the Court and County Comptroller, a position he has been serving since 2012. We learned the many roles and processes that Todd and his staff of 17 oversee checks and balances for the court, serves as county recorder of all and marriage records. They provide vital statistics data to the US Supreme Court and help residents interact with the court system and local restraining order processing and collects and distributes all county service charges. And theres more! As County Comptroller, Todd functions as the County and ensures that all spending is done according to law. He oversees investments and monitors grant funds and projects. Todd also oversees preparation of payroll for all county departments and produces Board minutes and maintains all board records and contracts. On a personal note, Todd has been married for 25 years and has two children. Born and raised in Trenton, Todd graduated from the University of Florida and has been a Rotarian for almost six years. He enjoys family, Thanks to Todd Newton for all you do for Gilchrist County! John Frazier is our Rotarian in the Spotlight. Dr. John, as many of us know him, has been a chiropractor for 24 years. He specialized in neurological chiropractic care and has worked with Palms Medical Group for 15 years. John is married and has four children. John is very involved with his chiropractic professional colleagues and in October will be President of the Florida Chiropractors although he was born a Buckeye he loves living in Gilchrist County! Chefs Table Bistro catered our luncheon of fried chicken, tossed green garden salad, green beans, macaroni and cheese, poppy seed rolls and assorted cake slices. Submitted The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their next monthly Pancake Breakfast at their Station 3. This months breakfast will start at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 2nd and run until at least 10:00 AM. All residents of the northeast Gilchrist County area and surrounding communities are invited to attend. The Spring Ridge VFD would like to extend a sincere thanks to all those who helped support and make last months Fallen Heroes breakfast an overwhelming success. Blueberry, nut and plain pancakes will be served, along with sausages, eggs, grits, cheese grits, too, coffee and juice. As usual, the cost for the breakfast will be a donation Ridge/Gilchrist County Fire Station 3 is located on County Road 340, Poe Springs Road, just east of the Spring Ridge Church of God. Come have a nice breakfast and chat with Saturday of June, and every month! Republican Candidate Meet and Greet to be held May 31 Come out and enjoy a time of fel lowship at the 2018 Gilchrist Repub licans Meet and Greet. Citizens of the county are invited to come out and meet the local Republican can didates on Thursday, May 31 at the Gilchrist County Womans Club. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include hamburgers and hot dogs. The Gilchrist County Womans Club is located at 819 SE CR 339 just past the county jail in Trenton. Gilchrist Strong Submitted There will be a Gilchrist Strong deputies on Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and a silent auction at the arena. The Barrel Race will be held at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex at 4050 S. U.S. Hwy. 129 in Bell. All proceeds donated to the 4-19 victims.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers Happy Anniversary Grace ReStore 352-463-8700 June 2, 2018 10:00 am 3:00 pm Free hot dogs, give-a-ways and special sales throughout the day. Bring your family and friends and help us celebrate You!! Grace ReStore is a Christian based nonprofit Thrift Store selling something for everyone. Plus the best premium hand dipped ice cream in 24 fla vors, fresh made milkshakes, coffee, espresso and lattes. We rejoice in the great blessings weve experienced in our 1st year in operation. We want to thank everyone who has donated good sellable items, everyone who has come through our doors to shop or visit, and our amazing volunteers, your generosity throughout the year has been overwhelming. We have been able to donate over $25,500.00, plus free Bibles, free clothing and household items, back to school supplies contribution, free ice cream to veterans on Veter ans Day, hurricane relief contribution, meals to families at Christmas time and senior discounts of 25% on Wednes days. On Wednesdays through the summer, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. we will have Story Time by Ms. Nan. Follow us on Facebook. Suwannee Valley Players to hold Auditions June 9 Suwannee Valley Players to hold auditions for their fall play Much Ado About Nothing Auditions will be held at the Chief Theater on Sat urday, June 9th, and Tuesday, June 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact the theater at 352-493-ARTS. 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 CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION 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!" Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 STEPH-LO FARM STEVE & LOIS SOLLY U-PICK BLUEBERRIES 352-472-4740 Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve immediately with Call for flexible hours HOURS: Evenings, Thurs-Sun 5:00-8:00 PM Sat-Sun 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Country Blueberry Crisp 4 Cups blueberries C sugar 1 Cup all-purpose flour C mayonnaise teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 T butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in an 8 inch square baking dish. Evenly distribute the blueberries in the dish after the butter has melted. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the mayonnaise until it looks like dry crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the berries. Bake until the topping is lightly browned about 3035 minutes. an area where the spectators will be allowed to view from, an area des fallout of material from the exploded and any other planned activities. The plan must also show in detail where buildings, and other towers and structures and highways are located within 300 feet of the discharge area. The applicant must provide evidence public insurance liability of no less that $300,000. The application was approved. --The Gilchrist County Commission shop on July 2 at 3 p.m. to review the different revenue resources that the County Commission could consider shops. The Commission could con sider Impact Fees, one half cent sales tax, and (MSTU) municipal service taxing unit. Continued from page 1 Hope everyone had a nice Memo rial Day. The Memorial Day Remem brance program at the courthouse was very nice. In our fast paced lives it is ber those service men and women who gave all for our great country. --John and I, our son J. and his wife Lyndsay along with their two chil dren spent the day Saturday down at nee. John, J, and Lyndsay did a lot when Spring and early summer arrive the river. Each year before the fun be gins a clean up day is usually a much needed event. Gus, who celebrates his 9th birth day this Wednesday, May 30, caught on the seawall. Once he got the big they didnt become bait. I do believe The excitement for us was sitting on the simple things in life that are the very best. Its hard to beat being at the river, ing around at Suwannee. A cup of boiled peanuts in one 9 life doesnt get much better. Happy Birthday Gus! --Cucumber Salad 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced 1/3 cup cider or white vinegar 1/3 cup water 2-3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Chopped fresh dill weed, optional Place cucumbers in small glass bowl. remaining ingredients. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store covered in refrigerator. This Gilchrist County Property Appraisers truck that is usually driv en by Earl Jones was damaged by a large pecan tree. The tree fell across the truck on Monday, May 28. The tree fell while the Gilchrist County Courthouse was closed for Memorial Day. It was the only vehicle in the parking lot near the Gilchrist County Building Department when the tree fell. We are holding a cleanup of the Santa Fe River this Saturday, June 2nd. There are two components to this cleanup for which we need volunteers: Beginning at 9:00 a,m., we will meet at the 47 boat ramp. We have several divers committed who will be shuttled upriver to Myrtles Fissure. They will be cleaning along the river bottom, passing trash to those in canoes on the surface. We need the trash from divers, pass the divers empty bags, and empty the full bags into the canoes. We will have two motor boats to help collect trash as well. We also need volunteers to cans/bottles/other trash of various our best to return them to the river. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Our Santa Fe River will be holding a cleanup County. This cleanup will go from Rum Island to the 47 bridge. You should have your own vessel if youd the ability to rent one from Rum 138. Please contact Rhonda Long at (321)505-3228 or Rhonda.long@ participate. mosquitoEEE Positive Horse (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) posi tive horse in Gilchrist County, Flor ida Department of Health (DOH) of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain Drain and Cover. Drain standing water to stop mos quitoes from multiplying. Drain wa ter from garbage cans, house gutters, lected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, ances and other items that arent be ing used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or hicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlori nated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. lent. long pants and long sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary where mosquitoes are present. Repellent apply mosquito repel Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, pi caridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Florida Emergency Information Line: 1-800-342-3557. Public Information Emergency Support Function: (850) 921-0384.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Congratulations Graduates! For many students, this week marks the celebration of a long-awaited achievement, as well as the beginning of a new challenge: What will I do with my life? Some of you have carefully mapped out plans, while others are still struggling for answers. In your search, consider the words of Jeremiah 6:16, This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look: ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk souls You now stand at one of the biggest crossroads of your life. Graduation is the end of a path that began years ago as you left Mom and Dad to climb onto the school bus and walk into the classroom on your own. Now, enjoy your time to celebrate, but always with an eye to the future. Stand at this crossroad and look. At a crossroad, or intersection, you make your decision about which way to go based on where you want to end up. Consider what you have learned about life and about yourself and look for the good way that leads to your future. The right path for living is marked out by God, but it requires careful searching to uncover. The easier path will always be easily found and tempting but know that it leads to a dead-end life. When we ignore Gods map we lose our way. Walk in it. Once you get a glimpse of that good way, dont get frustrated if you cant see the whole plan right now. Start with one step. It the directions for the next step on the way. Get going! A tiny rudder can turn a huge ship, but only God has a plan for your life. In Ephesians 2:10 the Bible tells us For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. That word workmanship also means masterpiece, one of a kind! God purpose: to do good works. The kicker is that He has prepared them in advance for you to do. All we them! Find rest for your souls. Of all the things I could hope and pray for you, this is it. In a world full of unrest, strife and lack of peace, having rest for your soul is priceless, and it only comes from being in right standing with the One who created you. Notice that this rest comes as a result of standing, looking, asking, and walking with Him. Your life consists of the time between your appointed birth and death; how will you spend it? Choose carefully, because your heart and your life matters! Congratulations and Blessings! New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and event Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 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 2nd Annual Water Day Kick-Off June 2 10 am 1 pm Lunch will be provided at no cost. VBS JUNE 3 7 5:30 PM 8:30 PM Food will be served each evening. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 4200 NW Highway 340 Bell, Florida Please wear modest swimwear Vacation Bible School 2018 By Matthew Harrell engineering program at Bell High School achieved triple industry certi neering students in Gilchrist County has achieved such a feat. The students, Molly and Sara OSullivan, Emily Skawienski, Reese Rankin and Dale Douglas, received for blueprints and designs, and Solid Works, a 3D modeling software. BHS Engineering seniors achieve The students said they practiced mester of each year, then took the cer of the year. helpful because it opens doors for the students to get jobs in the future. One of the students, Molly OSullivan, has already used the manufacturer in Jonesville, on June 4 where she will use AutoCAD, one of the programs the students practiced in the class. The class also used what they have learned to create two remote-con trolled robots, one each for Bell and They said Bell head basketball coach Chuck Mehl came up with the idea, but the engineering and con struction was completely up to the students. CFEC Gears up for the 2018 Hurricane Season As the 2018 hurricane season begins, Central Florida Electric Cooperative is hoping for the best but has prepared for the worst. Last August, Irmas destruction to Florida, including CFECs territory, was catastrophic, leaving more than 26,000 CFEC members and 78% of our accounts without power. This lessons learned from Irmas wrath and has gone the extra mile to prepare for this hurricane season for our members, our employees, and our community. Since last year, CFEC has prepared extensively for this hurricane season through trainings, meetings, and drills. Similarly, CFECs wholesale power provider, Seminole Electric Cooperative, has been preparing as well. In March, representatives from CFEC participated in a Seminole Hurricane Preparedness Guide for guide at any of our locations, on our Facebook page, and at In May, Seminole, headquartered in Tampa, held a hurricane preparedness drill using lessons learned from Irma, in coordination with their power Seminole locations are prepared to operate their facilities in a safe, reliable manner throughout potential storms. While CFEC and Seminole prepare for this upcoming season, there are also things you can do for you and your family. Checklists are simple, condensed ways to make sure you have what you need to be prepared. Before the storm you should create an emergency supplies kit and family emergency communication plan. Discuss the plans with your family. Know your hurricane risk, including the approximate elevation level of your property and if the land is prepare for a possible storm surge Secure your home and cover all windows with either storm shutters or boards, clear loose and clogged rain gutters, and bring all outdoor furniture and plants indoors. You should learn your community hurricane evacuation routes. During the Storm you should listen to the radio or TV for information, if possible. Monitor your cell phone and/or email, as many communities have text or email alerting systems for cell phone fully charged throughout the storm event, if possible. Turn off all utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, keep the refrigerator thermostat on the coldest setting and keep the doors closed. After the Storm keep away from Dudley Farm Historic State Park Cornet Conspiracy Brass BandDudley Farm Historic State Park is proud to announce that the Cornet Conspiracy Brass Band will be preforming at our park Wednesday, June 6th. at 10:30 a.m. This group of musicians play original arrangements on instruments dating from the 1850s to the 1880s, nearly every small town had a brass band. Come see and hear exceedingly rare instruments, some 150 years old. These musicians range from amateur to top-of-the-line professionals. Admission to the park is $5 per car. The address is 18730 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry. loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to CFEC. Drive only if necessary and fallen objects, downed power lines, and weakened walls, bridges, or sidewalks. NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas. For the complete checklist, visit, Along with preparing for storms, you should also be aware of electrical safety and potential power outages. This unpredictable season requires months of planning, man-power, and preparation and CFEC is here to make sure that no matter what sort of weather event we may have this year, we will work to restore power as quickly, and as safely, as possible. Visit for an up-to-date outage map. Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Mary Davis, Christina Weaver, Leslie Coyer, Tim Latner, Jim Scruggs and Regg Castor on May 31st; Travis Latner, Courtney Kearney, Carra and Reid Murnahan on June 1st; Wallace and Matthew Dale Thigpen on June 2nd; Cherylon Quincey, Shawn Fleming, Jason Ehrhart and Essie Lean Wilder on June 3rd; June Mauldin, Steven Quincey, Aaron Martin, Robert Ferris and Shawn Kirby on June 5th; Jason Durden, Dr. Parrish and Natalee Chason on June 6th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Jory Marshall and Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson on June 1st; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gaylord on June 2nd; Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Yelvington on June 3rd and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rubi on June 6th. In search of my mothers garden, I found my own. Alice Walker


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 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 Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 CRC1326560 Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. 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 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 The Lady Tiger Softball team would like to thank the community for all the support that we received this past year. The financial sup port we received to help us go to the State Championship was tremendous and our booster support during the year was excep tional. We want to thank all of those who helped us fund raise, bought signs, purchased pork butts and ribs, or just donated money to our cause. Whether the donation was large or small we are very thankful for your contribu tion. We also want to thank our fans who trav eled to Vero Beach for the state series and endured the rain, the game delays, the limited seating, and the poor parking areas. It was great to see all the fans that came even though they werent sure when we were going to get to play. Lastly, we want to thank God for keeping us all safe in our competition and in our travels. We did our best to represent Trenton High School. We appreciate all that you did for us. Todd Bryant Clint Anderson Ben Jacqmein Submitted The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest complement, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. At Ayers Health and Rehabilitation the bonds of friendship and caring that is formed throughout the center. These bonds and mutual affection for one another helps make life a little easier. For our permanent residents living at Ayers this is their home, their safe haven. We are a close knit family who truly cares for each other and I think it shows. Our center is divided into four neighborhoods, Shell Point, Country Lane, Wilderness Trail and the Garden. Just like in any other neighborhood bonds of friendship are formed. You can look out on the front porch on any given day and you will see residents enjoying each others company. I witness these week during table hockey, I remarked to the residents that were playing how impressed I was with them. They were being so polite to each other and making sure that everyone that was playing had a turn. It was evident that they truly care for one another. Bonds between residents and staff are evident as well. If you work at Ayers you will fall in love with the residents. They are wonderful people who soon become your friend. The partners work very hard at making sure the residents are always healthy and happy. I see partners going that extra mile constantly. Because of this, residents develop friendships with the partners. I know residents that keep candy and treats out for their CNAs as a little thank you for all they do. I know for myself, I love our residents and would do most anything to make them happy. I can truthfully say we are one big family with each member doing their part. Another place where bonds are formed is between our residents and our wonderful volunteers. We have volunteers that are here weekly, bi weekly and monthly. By being here so often, bonds of friendship are formed. The residents look forward to seeing the volunteers and from what I hear from our volunteers they look forward to seeing the residents. It is not unusual to see volunteers here just visiting when it is not their day to be here. They are here because they want to spend time with our residents. Stop by Ayers anytime and you can witness this for yourself. And of course as always, if you would like to become part of our family and volunteer we would love to have you. Just call Danette at (352) 4637101 ext. 117. Bonds of Friendship at Ayers Jane Horrox and Rose Brown, their friendship has formed since residing at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. Trenton Safety Patrol TES Safety Patrol headed to DC Submitted by the Safety Patrol The Fifth Grade Safety Patrol at Trenton Elementary School have worked hard for the opportunity to visit our national treasures this year. They have maintained their grades, worked hard at being successful stu dents and being a good example for the younger students. As an end of the year trip we will be traveling by tour bus to Washing ton, DC/ Colonial Virginia. We will of the trip. While there we will be visiting Colonial Williamsburg. This is the Colonial Capitol of Williams burg. Here students will be able to attend the worlds largest living his tory museum. From Virginia the patrols will travel to Washington, DC. While in Washington we will visit Arlington National Cemetery, visit the US Capitol, Mount Vernon, Washington Cathedral and then we will go to the Smithsonian Museums. TES will be TES Safety Patrol sponsors for 2018 are Jackie Sohn and Heidi Bon. Log Cabin Quilters News The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, May 24th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Charlotte came in to sandwich a quilt. Hildreth, Marie and Linda worked on the quilt in the frame. The guys from Lancaster werent able to come out this week so Ed vol unteered to cut the grass. The Bahia was almost knee high and couldnt wait another week. The Backyard Pickers will be out Saturday. After you go to the Water out and listen to the music. Charlotte plans to hand tie this quilt Were so glad she stops by to sandwich her quilts. It takes 6 six foot tables for a queen sized quilt top. Sandwiching on table tops is so much easier that doing the same


Page Six THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Bell Mini Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self-Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 82.801-83.809) herein gives Notice of Sale under said Act, to wit: On Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Bell Mini Storage, U.S. Highway 129, Bell, Florida, at 9:30 a.m., Scott Akins, owner will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder over which is owed on the contents of the space rented by: William Mitchell Evelyn Jordan Belinda Houston David White Publish May 24 and 31, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 16-00064 DIVISION: vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, IENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, DEXTER C. LEWIS A/K/A DEXTER CORSON LEWIS, JR., DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). ____________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 14, 2018, and entered in Case No. 16-00064 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A., is the Plaintiff and The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Dexter C. Lewis a/k/ a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, Andrew James Lewis a/k/a Andrew J. Lewis, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, David Armstrong Lewis a/k/a David A. Lewis, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, Kristina HoltgrenLefever a/k/a Kristina Holtgren Lefever, as an Heir of the Estate of Dexter C. Lewis a/k/a Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr., deceased, are defendants, the Gilchrist County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, Gilchrist County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 30th day of July, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE EAST ONE HALF OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY FLORIDA, INCLUDING 25 FEET STREET RIGHT OF WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE, TOGETHER WITH INGRESS AND EGRESS TO STATE ROAD 232. A/K/A 5210 SE 3RD LANE, TRENTON, FL 32693 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the days after the sale. Dated in Gilchrist County, Florida this 16th day of May, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Gilchrist County, Florida (COURT SEAL) By: /S/ S. King Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accomodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, Fl 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. Publish May 24 and 31, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-HE1, Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 16000046CAAXMX DIVISION: vs. WILLIAM TITTEL, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2018, and entered in Case No. 16000046CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida in which DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-HEI, is the Plaintiff and William Tittel, G. Gregory Hale, Esq., Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the Gilchrist County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693, Gilchrist County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 30th day of July, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: CAMPSITE #100, OF UNIT ONE, WACCASASSA CAMPSITES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8509 SE 69TH TERRACE, TRENTON, FL 32693 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the days after the sale. Dated in Gilchrist County, Florida this 16th day of May, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court GIlchrist County, Florida By: S. King Deputy Clerk (CLERK SEAL) Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, P. O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693. Publish May 24 and May 31, 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, June 4, 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; SP 2018-02 Preliminary Development Plan Approval for Ben 4:30 p.m. David M. Lang, Jr., County Attorney; SUP 2018-02 request by SR26 Solar Farm, LLC and Tonya R. Rood Trustee for a SUP for a Solar Farm in an Agriculture 2 (A-2) Land Use Category 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 31, 2018b ______________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners, sitting also as the Planning and Zoning Board, will hold a public hearing on June 25, 2018 at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City of Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida, for consideration of approval of the following described Site and Development Plan SP 2018-02 SITE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPROVAL REQUESTED BY APPLICANT PKS HOLDINGS, LLC FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE APPROVED EXISTING SITE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN SP 201704; AMENDING THE EXISTING SITE PLAN TO PROVIDE FOR A DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW, RELOCATION OF EXISTING HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACE, KITCHEN ADDITION TO EXISTING STRUCTURE, AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. The property subject to this application is described as: Lot 2, Block 57, of the Town of Trenton, Florida, according to the Clerk of Gilchrist County, Florida, and according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book A, Page(s) 1, of the Public Records of Gilchrist County, Florida. Tax Parcel Number 16-10-150048-0057-0020. The application for the proposed Site and Development Plan Approval may be inspected by the public at the Trenton City Hall, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing and provide public comments. For more information, please contact Trenton City Hall at Telephone Number 352-463-4000. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board at this public meeting you will 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. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to attend this meeting should provide a written request or call Mr. Lyle Wilkerson, City Manager, at Trenton City Hall, telephone number 352-4634000 at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting. Publish May 31, 2018b ____________________ POSITION VACANCY SUMMER INTERN The City of Trenton, Florida is seeking an Intern to work 20-25 hours per week through the summer months. Salary: $8.25 per hour. Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft background check, drug screening and physical exam. A City of Trenton employment application (available at City Hall or be completed and mailed, hand delivered, emailed, or faxed to the attention of: Lyle Wilkerson, City Manager RE: Summer Intern 114 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 Phone: 352-463-4000 Fax: 352-463-4007 THE CITY OF TRENTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. _____________ Mr. William Tivis Hurley William Tivis Hurley, 81, of Bell passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Mr. Hurley was born on March 8, 1937, to the late George and Laura Hurley in Grundy, Virginia. He is survived by his sons, William Hurley, Jr. and Robin Hurley of Bell, Jonathan Hurley and Tammy Gidden of Fanning Springs; daughter Jennifer Maloy and Russell Boos of Bell; stepdaughter Vickie Sulley of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Mr. Hurley is preceded in death by his wife Jennie Hurley and granddaughter Tiara Burleigh. A memorial service for Mr. Hurley will be held 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wannee Landing at Suwannee River. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mrs. Ellen Yvonne Mathews Ellen Yvonne Mathews of Bell, better known as Ms. Jit passed away on Tuesday, May 22 at 2:40 a.m. while at Haven Hospice in Lake City, she was 78. Ms. Jit had retired as a teacher from Bell Middle High School. She had been many things, mother, homemaker, farmer, VBS and Sunday school teacher, a substitute, and an inspiration. In her 40s, Ms. Jit returned to college to complete her Bachelors degree. After obtaining her English degree at the University of Florida, Ms. Jit spent 17 years sharing her love of writing and poetry with middle school students at Bell, including receiving a commendation from the governor for her class scores on the state writing test. One of her former students said it best, she kept us in check without crushing our spirits. Ms. Jit related well to all her students and many have contacted her family to mourn her passing. Ms. Jit was involved in many ways in her community. She served as a Booster Club member for Bell High School, on the PTA, on several Church committees at Priscilla Baptist including the Pillars after her retirement. Ms. Jit enjoyed scrapbooking, crafts and travelling. Shed been as far as Taipei, Taiwan but most often enjoyed jaunts to the mountains with family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband and former Gilchrist County School Board Member, Elvin Lee Mathews of Bell and her son, Elvin Tyrone Sam Mathews of Bell. She is survived by her three daughters; Tawnya (Kimmy) Jenkins, Terry (Rick) Carnley and Tiffany (Tim) Liles, her seven grandchildren; Shannon, Jarod, Tamara, Ashton, Terek, Samantha and Taria as well as her four great-grandchildren; Marisa, Corbin, Zane and Maci. We celebrate the life of this wonderful woman who touched many lives with her sense of humor and strong will. The family appreciates all the outpouring of love and empathy and know that Jit is watching over all of us now from Heaven. Thank you for all that you have done for us in this time of mourning. A special thank you to Bro. Paul Watson, Watson Funeral Homes, Priscilla Baptist Church, and her Pall Bearers; Jason Johnson, Jarod Carnley, Channing Daniels, Garrett Floyd, Jacob Floyd, and Terek Liles for making sure her service went smoothly. Thank you, Joy Powell, and others for lending your talents and Ashton and Samantha Mathews for the slide show. Thank you to Martys Design and Marty and George Langford for the Floral Arrangements. Funeral Services for Mrs. Mathews were held at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Priscilla Baptist Church Interment followed at Priscilla Baptist Church Cemetery. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mr. Mitchel Monroe Newman Mitchel Monroe Newman, 75, 2018. Mr. Newman was born October 29, 1942 to the late Elzie and Verdie Newman in Dixie County, but he had after moving there from Lexington, Kentucky. He had retired from the United States Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant, and then worked as a Program Manager with General Dynamics. Mr. Newman was associated with gardening. Mr. Newman is survived by his wife JoAnn Newman, his son Jason Moore of Fayetteville, Georgia, his daughters Sammie Dee (Rick) Selph of Avon Park, Jerrie Ann Shirey of Avon Park, Terri Lynn Bohlman of Perry, and Jessica Errin (Patrick) Libby of Avon Park, his brothers W.O. Newman of Salem and Pete Nelson Newman of Bennetsville, South Carolina; his sisters Bobbie Jean Gibbs of Scottsville, Kentucky, Wanda Jones of Trenton, Gloria Faye Ciesynski of Salem, and Sherry Renfroe of Leesburg, Alabama, 17 grandchildren, and other extended family members. Funeral services for Mr. Newman were held 10:00 AM Friday, May 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church at the Long Pond Cemetery outside friends at the funeral home Thursday 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 _____________________ Card of Thanks We, the family of Ronnie Kyle Boyette want to thank each and every one of you for the outpouring of your prayers, food, phones calls, sympathy started naming each of you we would forget some of you and that would not be fair. We want to thank Clay at Watson Funeral Home for making this easier than what it was. You were one of us. Thank you, Rev. Jimmy Corbin from Mayo, for conducting the beautiful service. We know Ronnie is not in pain any more. Thank you, The entire family of Ronnie Kyle Boyette ______________ Card of Thanks We sincerely want to say Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all friends, family, co-workers, the community and all agencies for the expressions of love, kindness, condolences and support you shared with us during our loss. With Love, The Family of Jordon Ward. ______________ Card of Thanks The family of Frank Andrew Glattli, Jr. would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of the that was sent after our Daddys death. Also, I would like to thank our church family at Pine Grove Baptist Church for your help in feeding our family on the day of his funeral, and especially my brother-in-law and his wife for their help with the meal. Words cant express how much you all have meant to us during this time. Thank you so much for everything. Sincerely, Lisa Johnson and family Donna Beckham and family Andrew Glattli and family Obituaries


Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 Services ELECTRICAL WORK: ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted Marin J. Corp. is seeking 40 people to temporarily harvest watermelons in North Florida 05/15/2018 to 06/25/2018. ----------------------------------------------MAINTENANCE TECH ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted Gilchrist County Solid Waste has an opening for a full-time Equipment Operator. ----------------------------------------------Hiring: Autobody / Fabrication technician for Huegenics Hot Rod and Restorations. ----------------------------------------------Electricians and helpers needed: ----------------------------------------------Plumbers and Plumbers Helpers ----------------------------------------------AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: ----------------------------------------------Salesperson needed ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. Help Wanted Wanted F/T C.N.A.s ----------------------------------------------We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s Moving Sale House and Barn Moving Sale: ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. ----------------------------------------------Services Appliance Repair: Services Bryan Brothers Pressure Cleaning, LLC. ---------------------------------------------The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. May 25 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM ------------------------------------------------Help Wanted WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA 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 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. GUN SHOW IN FANNING SPRINGS SATURDAY, JUNE 2 FROM 9 AM 4 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 3 FROM 9 AM 3 PM BRING THIS AD FOR ONE DOLLAR OFF ADMISSION 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 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. Bubba Beck WELDING Repairs and Fabrication 352-362-2693 352-949-3263 Need A Sign? Call Gilchrist County Journal (352) 463-7135


Page Eight THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 Kenneth Brown Forest Hill Tyler Herrington Trenton Isaiah Ryker Bell Brittney Anderson Bell Corey Baumann Bell Emily Heilig Bell Terek Liles Bell Cameron White Bell Ronald Mathis, III Bell Kaelyn Scott Lighthouse AAA BUDGET TREE SERVICE 352-472-6032 800-TREES-00 METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong Trenton girls are 1A runner-up champions The Trenton Tigers weathered the storms of the Class 1A State Baseball Finals but lost 4-2 in a rain delayed on Friday night. The Port St Joe Ti ger Sharks defeated the Cowboys on Monday 4-0. Madison County took a 4-0 lead into the 3rd inning when Trenton scored 1 run. The Tigers scored 1 other run in the 5th inning. This game began at 10 a.m. Friday morning and went through several rain delays and after beginning the last time in the 6th inning at 7:30 p.m. Trentons Landon Kennedy began the game on the mound as he threw 2 innings allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and 1 strike out. Sophomore Trent Becker was handed the ball for the Tigers in the 3rd inning as he struck out 2, allowed 3 walks and 1 The Tigers at the plate were led by senior Chase Malloy as the St John River State College signe had 2 hits The Trenton girls softball team Thursday and were defeated 2-1 by Wewahitchka. The Gators put up 2 runs in the Bryant scored 1 run in the 6th as the sophomore shortstop stole a base to advance to third. Bryant had 2 hits in this game. Jenny Lynn Johnson had 1 hit for the Lady Tigers. Josie Nes Smith had an RBI for the 26-4 Tigers. Trentons Darian Ingram went the distance for the Tigers as she had 1 strikeout, allowed 1 earned run and walked 5 hitters. The Tigers ended their remarkable 2018 season with a 26-4 record, as they suffered 1 loss to 5A Keystone, 2 losses to 7A Columbia and an upset to the Class 1A State Champs. The Tigers won the District 7 and Region 4 Titles. Trenton defeated Madison County Thursday. Holmes County bowed to Wewahitchka, 1-0 allowing the Ga were struck by stormy weather as an adverse effect on the Tigers brand of play. Congratulation Tigers, 2018 was a season for the record book. Go Tigers. and 2 stolen bases. Trey Sanchez had 1 hit and 1 RBI. Blake Hall had 1 hit and scored 1 run. Wyatt Langford had 1 hit and 1 RBI in this game. Senior Daniel Plank scored 1 run for Tren 21-7, won the District 7-1A and the Region 4 baseball titles. Go Tigers. Trent Becker. Photo by Lauren Roberts Gilchrist County Memorial Day Remembrance Photos from Mondays Memorial Day program held in the Commissioners Meeting Room in Trenton. Weekly Arrest Report For Week Ending May 23, 2018 May 14, 2018 J. Elmer James Lane, 25, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist 2nd or Subsequence Offence, Bond $35,000.00. Kayla Marie Martinez, 26, Convicted Felon Registration. Dennison Francis Miller, 47, of Bell, Convicted Felon Registration. Kevin Delroy Renfroe, 36, of Old Town, was arrested by the Gilchrist to Appear for Misdemeanor Offense, Bond $5,000.00. Christopher Cody Pate, 33, of Old Town, was arrested by the Gilchrist Theft Alone or Coordinates Others X3 $150,000.00; Trespassing Structure or Conveyance X3 $45,000.00; Reckless Driving, $15,000.00; Total Bond $210,000.00. May 15, 2018 Katie Faye Steele, 26, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Violation, No Bond. May 16, 2018 Derek Gene Welsh, 36, of Otter Creek, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, Bond $3,900.00. May 17, 2018 Donald Lee Hicks, Jr., 39, of Branford, was arrested by the Probation Violation, No Bond. Fulbert Fabian Joseph, 26, of Trenton, Convicted Felon Registrant.. May 18, 2018 Holly Michelle Stewart, 31, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Touch or Strike X2, $20,000.00 Bond. May 19, 2018 Timothy Joseph Gooch, 42, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Intoxication, ROR. Gag Season Opens June 1 in Gulf Federal and Most Waters Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31. Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor and Jefferson counties are excluded from this opening because they have their own season from April 1-June 30 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. Monroe County is also excluded from this season because it follows the Atlantic state season. Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters begin where state waters end and extend to 200 nautical miles. The minimum size limit for gag grouper in Gulf waters is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is grouper per person aggregate limit. in Gulf state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel, you must sign up as a Gulf Reef Fish Angler (annual renewal is required). To learn more, visit and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Reef Fish Survey under Reef Fish. Left to right: Darian Ingram, Zakyah Frazier, Zoey Maksimov, Lillian Wilkerson, Adrian Ingram, JennyLynn Johnson, Bryn Thomas, Josie NesSmith, Tania Bowers, Hallie Bryant, Mary Grace Williams, Crystal Cherry, Mallory Coates, Grace Guthrie, Shaylyn Parrish, and Ellie Sessler. Photo by Mary Ann Johnson