Gilchrist County journal

Material Information

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Trenton (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gilchrist County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
29.614231 x -82.818569


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1933.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Gilchrist County Journal. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
000579628 ( ALEPH )
01458649 ( OCLC )
ADA7475 ( NOTIS )
sn 96027130 ( LCCN )

UFDC Membership

Florida Digital Newspaper Library


This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 2 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, June 7, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area June 7, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. First political meet and greet held last week Local voters and candidates turned out for the Gilchrist Republican Can didate Meet and Greet last Thursday evening, May 31. Most of the 2018 local candidates came out to visit with voters and make a short speech about themselves, their abilities and experiences. The four County Commission can didates in the District 2 race were all at the Meet and Greet. Candidates Robert Clemons, Bill Martin, Rich ard Fuller and John Yencho all spoke to the crowd. The County Com mission candidates spoke about the future of Gilchrist County and how they hoped it will or will not develop in the future. The District 2, County Commission Seat has no incumbent in the race. District 2 is currently held by D. Ray Harrison who will be retir ing after this term. The District 4, County Commis sion seat only has one candidate so far and that is the incumbent Marion Poitevint, (R). Two of the School Board incum bents Christie McElroy, District 1 and Michelle Walker Crawford, Dis trict 3, whose seats are up for elec tion this year spoke about the state of Gilchrist County Schools, future building projects at Trenton High and other education related topics. Deen Lancaster, District 5 seat is also up for election this year. At this time no school board incumbents have opposition. Gilchrist Republicans treated those attending the Meet and Greet to a nice dinner including homemade desserts. The event was held at the Gilchrist County Womans Club. from noon until June 22 at noon. At this time all candidates that are run ning are either running in nonpartisan races or are Republicans. Primary book closing is July 30, for those wanting to vote in the 2018 Primary Election they must register before the book closes. Early voting will be held August 18 to 25 and the Primary Election will be held August 28. As of June 1, 2018 there were 3,398 registered Democrats and 6,307 reg istered Republicans, 1,844 other par tered voters in Gilchrist County. Florida Department of State re ported statewide voter registration as of April 30, 2018 at 12,914,406. Total includes 4,555,773 registered Republicans, 4,798,973 registered Democrats, 76,953 registered Minor Parties, and 3,482,707 registered No Representative Chuck Clemons speaking at the Meet and Greet. Josie NesSmith Chosen to Represent 2018 FACA All Star Softball Submitted Josie NesSmith of Trenton High School was chosen to represent the North team in the 2018 FACA All Star Softball Game held at Florida Southern University in Lakeland on June 1 and 2. The Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) has all star competition for 9 different sports each year. There were 64 players from the entire state broken up into the North, South, East and West. All of the kids chosen were seniors and nearly all of them are already signed to play at various colleges and universities across the Southeast. It was great competition for Josie as she is preparing to go to Anderson University in August. The North beat the East 4-2 and the West 3-2. Trenton Coaches Todd Bryant, Clint Anderson and Ben Jacmein were nominated as coaches to represent the North team. Coach Todd Bryant, Josie NesSmith and Coach Clint Anderson. Worshipful Master Steve Solly, Elizabeth Carlton and Lodge Secretary Bob Vaughan. William T. Carlton Lodge celebrates Grand Opening Submitted Destroyed by the arson of a troubled youth on June 1, 2015, William T. Carlton Lodge No. 46 F&AM on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Invited were Lodge members and their wives, local Masons and their wives, and donors who generously donated money, materials, and/or time to the rebuilding of the Lodge. The names of the 29 individuals, businesses, and organizations who donated were read to the assembled crowd of over 50 people. Past Master Bill Schreiber explained that a nice scroll with all their names will one day hang in the entry area of the Lodge. He said that all donations, large or small, were appreciated by the Lodge. Worshipful Master Steve Solly greeted everyone, and with his lady Lois prepared an excellent array of food for the attendees. A ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Elizabeth Carlton, granddaughter of Lodge namesake William T. Carlton Sr., assisted by Lodge Master Steve Solly and Lodge Secretary Bob Vaughan, took place prior to the meal. Entertaining the crowd was the beautiful voice and song of Jessica Vickers who explained how her congenital physical disability had been treated by the Shriners Hospitals and in gratitude how she had become an ambassador for the Hospitals, a Masonic charity. Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival to be held Saturday June 23 By Cindy Jo Ayers The Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23, at the Rodeo Arena. The event begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The whole family is invited to come out and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship at the festival. Some of the fun events planned ers donut eating contest, dunk a cop, and K9 demonstrations. The children will enjoy bounce houses and water slides. A car show, bike show, game booths, silent auction, in the festival. All proceeds for this festival will be used to purchase a memo rial wall for the fallen deputies of Gilchrist County. The wall will include Deputy Taylor Lindsey and Sergeant Noel Ramirez who Branford man killed on CR 340 in Gilchrist A Branford man was killed on Thursday afternoon when he lost control of a BMW motorcycle he was driving on CR-340 east of US 129 in Gilchrist County. Trooper Sumner reported Jose Garcia-Vilaseca, 60, of Branford was by himself riding a motorcycle at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 when he was reported to have crashed just off CR-340. The motorcycle left the roadway; the driver was ejected from the twowheel vehicle. The driver succumbed to his injuries as a result of this ac cident a short time later, reported Trooper Sumner, of the Florida High way Patrol. Deputy Taylor Lindsey Sergeant Noel Ramirez was killed on April 19, 2018. If you would like to be a vender at this event or make a donation, please email amh41988@gmail. com. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up and all children under 12 are free. The Rodeo Arena is located at 4050 US129 between Trenton and Bell. This event is supported by the so come to the Arena on June 23 and support our fallen heros and our Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of The 2018 Sunshine State Scholars program was held May 17-18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Each of Flor idas school districts selected their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). C.W. El lis of Trenton High School was se lected as Gilchrist School Districts STEM Scholar. C.W., along with his parents, Charles and Jenni Ellis and sister Lexi, traveled to Orlando for an extraordinary two-day program. At this years program 100 high school STEM scholars came together from throughout the state to con duct a think tank on tough Florida challenges and meet with colleges and university representatives. The Think Tank group C.W. was a part of worked on a solution for Citrus greening disease. When asked about the award C.W. said, I didnt set out to be the STEM Scholar, I just did the best I could in all subjects. Back when he was 12, C.W. took the ACT and did very well for a 12 year old. Next school year Gateway College in December and volunteer at the Gilchrist Public Li brary as well as help out at the Gil part of the day. He also plans to spend time with his family before going off to college, and study to take the ACT again. Future plans include working in velopment which is writing code for software. C.W. Ellis 2018 STEM Scholar John Merlino of AT&T, Pam Stewart, Commission of Education for Florida, C.W. Ellis, and Tom Merik of Lockheed Martin. Branford man dies following rear-end collision An elderly Branford man was trav eling south on US 129 on Wednes day, May 30 at 1:52 p.m. driving a Volkswagon Alltrack south when he was awaiting to turn left into a busi ness driveway. A 2013 Mercedes GL Class that was being driven by a Bell youth crashed into the rear of the ve hicle before he made his turn, report ed Trooper Fulton, crash investigator with the Florida Highway Patrol. Samuel Wilson Cobean, 94, was clear before he could turn left from US 129. Yaseen Rashid, 15 was south bound behind the stopped vehicle when he failed to reduce his speed causing the front of the Mercedes to collide with the rear of the Volk swagon in the southbound lane of the highway. Upon impact both vehicles slid onto the eastern shoulder of US 129. Mr. Cobean was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital where he later died on June 2. The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a Homicide investigation by Corporal Smith, which will deter two-vehicle crash.


Page Two THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Reunions Martin/Slaughter Family Reunion 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. Almost time for the Black and White Ball in Trenton The 24th Annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The cost is $25.00 per person. The event will be held at the Gilchrist County Womans Club on Hwy. 339 in Trenton. Please contact one of the following people to purchase tickets: Mary Davis (352) 463-1535; Angie Walton (352) 231-0102 or Charlotte Kearney (352) 949-0511. World War 2 Vets and Proud of It to meet June 14 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 6/7 to 6/13 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th Low 2:55 AM 0.8 High 9:31 AM 2.9 7 Low 3:54 PM 1.3 High 9:30 PM 2.6 F Low 3:59 AM 0.9 High 10:21 AM 3.1 8 Low 5:05 PM 1.0 High 10:51 PM 2.7 Sa Low 5:02 AM 1.1 High 11:07 AM 3.3 9 Low 6:05 PM 0.6 Su High 12:02 AM 2.8 Low 5:59 AM 1.2 10 High 11:49 AM 3.4 Low 6:58 PM 0.1 M High 1:03 AM 3.0 Low 6:50 AM 1.3 11 High 12:29 PM 3.7 Low 7:46 PM -0.3 Tu High 1:58 AM 3.1 Low 7:38 AM 1.4 12 High 1:09 PM 3.9 Low 8:33 PM -0.6 W High 2:50 AM 3.2 Low 8:24 AM 1.4 13 High 1:50 PM 4.0 Low 9:20 PM -0.8 Lord Reunion Submitted The Lord Reunion will be held Saturday, June 9th at noon at the Trenton Community Center. Langford-Horne Picnic 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. 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 METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong CCC#1325497 352 MOWING Licensed and Insured Call Jon 352-665-9187 Serving Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, Marion, Alachua, and Citrus AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE NOW AVAILABLE Florida Licensed Company Call Dick Colado 1-800-942-2003 Submitted The Gilchrist Rotary Club is so very proud of our Gilchrist FFA students! At our meeting on Monday, June 4th at the Womans Club in Trenton we heard from Bell High School FFA Advisor Bill Martin, who has been teaching at BHS for 26 years and will also be our Gilchrist Rotary Interact Advisor for BHS. Next week will be the FFA State Convention in Orlando and he introduced Trenton High School FFA members Lauren Roberts, THS President for 2018-2019 and Justus Jones, THS Vice President and candidate for Area 2 Vice President. Bill also shared some of the exciting research FFA is collaborating with the University of Florida on how humate, an organic matter that when decomposed can reduce the nitrogen levels leached out of soil but still be utilized in the upper levels of the soil for plant fertilization. Fascinating! Justus Jones told us he is proud and honored to represent Area 2 FFA because Gilchrist County is the most agriculture-based county in our state and represents the core values of FFA. He admitted that working for his father with moisture probes and learning how farmers produce our and agro-science. Lauren Roberts delivered a presenting at next weeks convention The Importance of Honey Bees in Crop Pollination. Laurens speech was informative and engaging as she explained how important honey bees are to our crops and food production and the dire plight they are experiencing due to numerous factors that Lauren articulated eloquently! The Gilchrist Rotary Club wishes the best of luck to Lauren, Justus, Bill Martin and the rest of our Gilchrist FFA team at the convention next week! Chefs Table Bistro catered our luncheon of herbed baked chicken, green beans, hasselback potatoes, salad, garlic bread and mini cupcakes. Jason Roberts and his daughter, Lauren Roberts, Karen Jones and her son, Justus Jones. Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Ted Henley, Sibyl Downing, Matthew Rexroat, Baird Resener, Coy Connatser and A. J. Gaylord on June 7th; Wendy Langford, Avery Beckelheimer, Linh Diana Tang Nguyen and Kaila Masonheimer on June 8th; Troy Wiske, Earl Gay, Don McLeary and Kaden Bryce Beville on June 9th; Kyle Baker, Syndi Bivens, Celia Loughner, Christine Smith and Dominic Howe on June 10th; Wanda Langford on June 11th; Mary Jo Summers, Lillian Stapleton, Juan Henley and Gail Ward on June 12th; Sandra Bailey, Jaimie Jones, Dennis Railey, Angela Lapp, Chesley Beck and Josh Langford on June 13th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Rick Lawrence on June 7th; Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Smith on June 10th; Mr. and Mrs. Timothy James on June 13th. Downings to Celebrate 60 years The children of Jimmie and Sibyl Downing would like to invite you to share in the celebration of their parents 60th wedding anniversary. Guests will be greeted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the WoodmenLife Building on Highway 26 in Trenton from 2:00-4:00 pm. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Downing Grandparents Monthly Meeting Submitted This month, were meeting the 2nd Tuesday of the month, June 12, instead of the 3rd. Come meet other grandparents and great grandparents, raising children. Hopefully well hear how to keep our kids safe on the internet and a little more about school choice. Our speakers have given us lots of helpful advice. Hoping we might also get some advice on handling anger issues too. Just being around others experiencing the same or similar problems, somehow relieves the pressures of the job. Thanks to the grandparents for taking on this enormous task. Childcare provided upon request, please call Gigi (352) 493-9183. Blessings! Poker Run to benefit Friends of Gilchrsit County Sheriffs Office to be held June 23 of the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of urday run will begin with registration at the Gilchrist County Rodeo Arena from 9:30 until 10:30. Registration fees will be $15 per Rider and $10 per passenger. First stop will be the Gilchrist Third stop M&C Army Surplus Store. Fourth stop Harley Davidson Gaines County Rodeo Arena. Prizes will be given for best and worst hand. Auction items from Harley David son, M&C Army Surplus Store and more. The Rodeo Arena is located at 4050 US129, Bell, Fl or on US129 between Bell and Trenton. Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties Wrap Up Party June 25 Submitted Join us as we celebrate our fundraising success and team spirit at our 2018 Relay For Life Wrap Up party on June 25th, 6:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs Community Center. In addition to food and games, awards will be given out to the top fundraising team and individual, as well as the team with the most spirit points, and much more! Bob Pridgeon Reunion Submitted On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Bob Pridgeon reunion will be held at Hart Springs Pavilion A. Lunch will be served around noon. Bring your favorite food and soft drink. We are looking forward to having Wayne Pridgeon and his group there to sing and play. Tell your family. We are looking forward to seeing you there.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers 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. 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 Blueberry Betty 4 C bread cubes C melted butter or margarine C sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 C fresh blueberries 2 T lemon juice C brown sugar Toss bread cubes with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle berries with lemon juice and brown sugar. Lightly spray a 7 x 12 inch baking dish with cooking spray, spread alternate layers of bread cubes with blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until bubbly. Serve warm or cold topped with whipped cream or ice cream. 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 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 The rain we got toward the end of May greened up all the vegetable gar dens, yard grass and last but not least, sprouted all the weed seeds. I guess you have to take the good along with the bad. The rain has really helped the wild blackberries put on a good crop this spring. Blackberries will always be near and dear to my heart, in fact a really loaded bush reminds me of my childhood and going berry picking with my mother. I bet if you grew up on a farm in this area you probably went berry picking as a child also. Farmers wives all made homemade blackberry jelly, blackberry cobbler and blackberry dumplings. Back in the day blackberries were plentiful, free for the taking and tasty as could be. I remember my father would come home and tell momma those blackberries in such and such fence row were ready to be picked. Momma would call up all her friends on the party line and set up an early morning time to pick ber ries. Those farmers wives and their children would have a picking good time. As a kid I still remember the fa mous quote all children heard while picking berries, Now yall watch for rattlesnakes. I bet if you grew up picking berries you heard the same warning. Over the weekend I tested this rec ipe from freshly picked blackberries from the back yard and it was really good. Blackberry Upside Down Cake 2-3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 cups fresh blackberries 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole buttermilk teaspoon lemon zest Whipping Cream Topping 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 350. Melt 2 table spoons butter in bottom of 9 inch cast iron frying pan over medium heat. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter and add blackberries in a single layer. To make cake beat cup butter and cup sugar with a mixer at mediumhigh speed until creamed 5 to 6 min utes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradual alternately with buttermilk, begin beating just until combined after each addition. Fold in zest into cake bat ter. Spoon batter over blackberries in frying pan, smoothing with an offset spatula. Tap pan on counter several times to work batter down between berries. Bake until a wooden pick in serted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and let cool completely. For the whipped topping beat cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Dollop whipped cream over cake. Garnish with a few fresh black berries and or a sprig of fresh mint. The most simple things can bring the most happiness. Izabella Scorupco Gilchrist County Commission approves SUP for SR26 Solar Farm near Trenton The Gilchrist County Commis sion approved Special Use Permit 2018-02, to allow a 480-acre parcel to become SR26 Solar Farm LLC. A presentation by Justin Vandenbrock, representing SR26 Solar Farm LLC of Lake Mary, Florida told the Com mission that solar energy is now as cost effective to produce as natural gas generated electricity. He ex plained it would take time to work out the details with the existing electric based utility companies in this area. The building of the facility will bring an estimated 300-400 temporary jobs the facility, which is expected to be operational by 2020. David M. Lang, Jr., Attorney and Interim County Planner asked Mr. Vandenbrock if the company planned to make entrance to the solar farm off of SR 26. He explained that the detailed site plan would show the entrance would be from SW 80th St. solar farm to Gilchrist County is esti mated to be $100 million dollars. Lang presented the application to the Commission explaining that the application for the 480-acre solar farm is compatible with the current A-2 zoning on the entire property that is owned by Tanya R Rood, Trustee. The farm will be constructed on three 160-acre parcels west of Trenton near North Florida Peanut and Lancaster Correctional Institute. Lang explained that the application is consistent with the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and should be approved for the use that is stated in the application. Commission Vice Chairman Todd Gray, who conducted the meeting in the absence of Chairman Harrison, asked the public if there were any questions involving the SUP applica tion. Mike Roth, President of Our Santa Fe River, asked if the solar farm com pany would be using herbicides to control the grasses around the solar collectors that would be placed above the ground on the property. Justin Vandenbrock explained that the company would have a low maintenance and will not require the spraying of herbicides and other chemicals to be used on this farm. We are a user friendly company that does not intend to cause any impacts on the aquifer or any of the natural Florida environment in this area. Jean Sails, a resident of Bell, asked how much water would be used by the solar farm and what would be the impact on the aquifer? Vandenbrock explained that due to the climate and the rainy conditions here in Florida, the water will actual ly clean and wash off the solar collec tors when it rains. If this was located in a dryer climate out west, the farm would have to wash the solar col lectors on a maintenance schedule, but that wont be needed here in this rainy environment. Bill Martin asked if the solar farm would be visible from the passing county roads. Vandenbrock explained that in time the natural greenery buffers would cover the visibility of the solar farm from the roadways. They plan to leave the existing natural buffers in place to reduce the impacts of having to plant new buffers and have to wait for them to grow to the size needed to block the view of the solar farm from the roadways. The Chairman called for a decision by the board, a motion by Commis sioner Thomas to approve SUP 201802 for a 480 acre, SR26 Solar Farm, LLC to be constructed on A-2 zoned property in Gilchrist County. Com missioner Langford gave a second to the motion before the Commission voted in favor of the motion. By John Ayers Audition for Tri-County Talent Show being held soon The Suwannee Valley Players will host the 4th Annual Tri-County Tal ent Show on August 4th 2018. Auditions will be held on Satur day, June 16th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., theme is Back to Broadway, there will be two divisions, Junior category ages 6 to 17 ($15 per act entry fee) and Adult category ages 18 and up ($25 per act entry fee). The auditions are open to people who live or work in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties. We all know there are a lot of hidden talent in our area. Its time to showcase it for ev eryone to see. Send us your comedians, your ma gicians, and your musicians. Have that prima ballerina dance her way into our hearts. Need an Audition Packet? Call Diana Child at 352-2108792, email robinsonchild@gmail. com. Tickets to the Talent show are $10.00 and can be reserved by calling Becky Gill at 352-443-9096. Seats are limited so get your tickets early! Ayers Wheels to the World By: Danette Hyde If you have lived in this county for any length of time you have probably seen our bus we use here at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center out and about on one of our various excursions. We call our bus wheels to the world and that is exactly what it is to many of our residents. Imagine not being able to just pick up and go somewhere whenever you feel the need. Sometimes it is just nice to see a change of scenery. The bus provides our residents a chance to get out for a while and enjoy themselves. Carmen Law is our outing coordinator and she does a wonderful job planning fun outings for our residents. Each week there is a different outing. Some of the destinations have been to Cedar Key, ABC Pizza, Red Lobster, a chili cookout, the senior center for Bingo, and veterans day luncheons to name a few. This months outings will be to Cracker Barrel, Bubba Ques, Kmart, and two scenic rides. However, I think their favorite outing has to be to Walmart. This gives our residents a chance to pick up a few things that they need and maybe a few treats for themselves. Another fun thing we do with wheels to the world is have it in the Bell Christmas and Veterans Day parades. Both are so much fun and everyone looks forward to it. We have a wonderful group of volunteers that help out on the outings and words cannot express how much we appreciate them and everything they do. I know I can call them even at short notice and they will come if at all possible. Of course, we could always use more volunteers to go on the outings with Carmen. Going on the outings is a great opportunity to have fun and get to know our residents a little better. Contact Danette Hyde at 463-7101 ext. 117 if you would like to become an outing volunteer. With the rising price of gas it is getting harder and harder to keep gas in the bus. We feel it is very important that wheels to the world stay on the road. Our residents enjoy it and look forward to the opportunity to get out and go somewhere fun. On June 26th we will be holding a bake sale in our lobby at Ayers to raise money for our outings. Any monetary or baked good donations would be greatly appreciated. We encourage everyone to stop by and purchase something from the bake sale. The money will help us continue bringing joy to our residents lives. Frank Martorana took a trip to Glory Produce watermelon shed.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 Please attend the church of your choice on Sunday! By Angie Land Heart Matters Tomorrow is perhaps the busiest day in every week. Mark Twain once said, Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. Im pretty sure he had going to the dentist, balancing his checkbook, or maybe starting a new diet in mind. All of these seem like really good ideas-to habitual and intentional act of delaying doing or completing a responsibility, procrastination has been called opportunitys assassin. If we are honest, most of us recognize it as a bad habit that adds unnecessary stress to our lives. One of the earliest recorded occurrences of procrastination in the Bible is in the book of Exodus. Moses is having yet another meeting with Egypts Pharaoh about letting Gods people go and has the added leverage of the plague of frogs for motivation. He tells Pharaoh, I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and you and your houses may be rid of the frogs Pharaohs answer? Tomorrow. (Exodus 8:9-10) No rhyme or reason to that, unless he had a plan for frog legs for supper and lots of them. Why else would you keep a house full of frogs around longer than absolutely necessary? Procrastination-lets just not deal with it today. In all seriousness, procrastination is one of the most effective weapons against experiencing success and living as an overcomer of our struggles. It harms us by making sure that opportunities on the job and involving our education are lost because we miss deadlines and are labeled as undependable. broken promises and lack of growth result in seriously damaged relationships. Procrastination even takes a toll on our health: ignore that symptom or avoid a check-up long enough and there could be trouble. What are you putting off, and what could it possibly cost you? Proverbs 27:1 brings a healthy perspective: Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. When we procrastinate, we are boasting that we have the right to a tomorrow, and in reality there is no guarantee. Procrastination with things that are causing harm today. Problem is, the longer we leave it, the more damage it will cause. Last, but not least, we are developing a bad habit that can become a way of life. Hebrews 3:78 gives us the cure: Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts Hear in this passage implies more than just listening. It means to attend to; to consider what is or has been said. Harden in the original Greek actually translates to become stubborn. In other words, the longer we procrastinate, the more stubborn we become. Lets not put off till tomorrow what really needs to be tended to today, for there is much to loseand our hearts really do matter. New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM 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. David Ring Iron Sharpens Iron Free all Men and Boys Event Submitted Iron Sharpens Iron Free All Men and Boys Event with guest speaker David Ring on June 16th at 7:00 p.m. Live Oak Church of God located at 9828 Hwy. 129, Live Oak (386) 3622483 or (386) 842-5494.The Church is Located at the city limit sign on Hwy. 129. All men and boys, Church Men Ministry and Pastors please come. This is a Father/Son night out event. Jennings Lake Cemetery Meeting Submitted A meeting has been scheduled for the Jennings Lake Cemetery Board Members and the families of people buried in the cemetery. This meeting has been scheduled for Thursday June at 6:00 PM. It is very important for anyone who has family buried in the cemetery to attend this meeting. The old section of the cemetery has never been plotted. Plotting the cemetery is something we would like to look at doing. We will be discussing this at the meeting and would like for everyone to come and give us advice on making this decision. I would like to thank the people who came out to the cemetery on their own time and money and repaired the fence that had been destroyed earlier this year. A big Thanks to Tommy Jones and his family and workers and to Michelle Crawford and her family for a job well done. Dixie Monument came out before the week was over and repaired tombstones that had been knocked over. The Yvonne Jit Mathews family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the people of Gilchrist County and the time of our Mothers passing. The members of Priscilla Baptist Church who hosted the funeral and organized the meal; Mt. Horeb Baptist Church; the Bell High School faculty and staff; as well as the numerous community members who donated food to help us through our grief. Additionally, we would like to thank Jits brother Vernon Buddy Rolling and sister, Peggy Taylor for the strong shoulders and guidance they provided us. We love you. Inadvertently left off of the obituary were Mrs. Jits siblings: Peggy (Gary) Taylor, sister; Vernon Buddy Rolling, brother JC (Shorty) Rolling, brother (deceased) and Elba Nettles, (sisterdeceased), We are so sorry for this oversight. Card of Thanks 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 City of Trenton adopts resolution to compensate employees during storms The Trenton City Commission took action Tuesday evening to approve a revised compensation plan for city are called out to provide service in preparation of tropical storms. Matt in Trenton presented a proposed doc eters that further supported Trenton employees when they are called to service after hours and during week ends. He reviewed the proposal with board members and explained that he had met with the City Manager and Attorney Lang and they had seen the proposal. Attorney David M Lang, Jr. ques tioned the Commission whether the City of Trenton would be identifying that a State of Emergency exists, or would the City of Trenton be under the umbrella of Gilchrist County in the cause that Gilchrist County had also been declared a State of Emer gency by State of Florida Emergency Management or the Governor of the Sunshine State. Chief Rexroat explained that this policy is like the emergency storm policy that is used by Gilchrist Coun ty. Commissioner Davis made a mo tion to approve the emergency storm policy after it is reviewed by the City Manager and Attorney Lang has ap proved it for the City of Trenton. Commissioner Hellams gave a sec ond in support of the motion before the board approved the policy by a 40 vote. Commissioner Haley was not attending this meeting. --City Manager Lyle Wilkerson ex plained that at six months into the request he transfer funds from the Water and Sewer account into the General Fund. He reported that the City of Trenton is at the sixth month point in time and did the Commission want him to transfer the funds in the budget. Commissioner Rutter made a motion to have the City Manager transfer $150,000 from the Water and Sewer account into the General Fund. Commissioner Davis gave a second to the motion in agreement to the dis cussion. The Commission voted in agreement to support the motion. --The City Commission took action to advertise and sell a residential property the municipality received from Gilchrist County after the City of Trenton cleared and cleaned up the abandoned residential parcel at 506 Northeast 6th Avenue. Commissioner Rutter told the board that he was in favor of listing the parcel and selling it to the highest bidder. Commission er Davis made a motion to sell the property for $12,500 with the right to reject all bids if the selling price is not reached. The Commission agreed following a lengthy discussion to ad vertise the property and sell it to the The City Manager made an an nouncement that a Trenton employee July 6 at the Trenton Community the families of the fallen heroes of our community. Brush up your Shakespeare Auditions for Much Ado About Nothing are Saturday June 9 and Tuesday June 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, at the Chief Theatre. If you cant make these times please contact director Lanette Six at 304-480-1157 to arrange another time. We are looking for four to six females and eight to ten males ages 16 and up. Audition packets will be available at the Chief Theatre Mon day, June 4th. This is going to be a blast as we are setting the play at Woodstock! So grab your peace signs, put on your bell bottoms and psychedelic dresses, and meet us at the Chief!!!


Page Five THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Legal Notices ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FDOT SCOP DOWNTOWN ROAD RECONSTRUCTION FDOT CONTRACT NO. G0K34 TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA Sealed Bids for the construction of the FDOT SCOP Downtown Road Reconstruction project will be received Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad Lane (P.O. Box 116), Bell, Florida 32619, until 11:00 am local time on July 10, 2018 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Project consists of the reconstruction of approximately 1,200 LF of existing paved roads and construction of 1,400 roads plus drainage improvements and all necessary restoration. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a unit price basis, as indicated in the Bid Form. Documents is: Mittauer & Associates, Inc., 580-1 Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 278-0030. Prospective Bidders may examine the Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Bidding Documents may also be examined West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, (352) 463-6288, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Bidding Documents will be provided on compact disc in portable document Bidding Documents (one of each), for a non-refundable charge of $120 per set, payable to Mittauer & Associates, payment, the digital and printed Bidding Documents will be sent via UPS Ground. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than A pre-bid conference will not be held. Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. be licensed to engage in the business of contracting in the State of Florida by the Construction Industry Licensing Board and shall have successfully completed, as prime contractor, a minimum of 5 projects of a similar nature within the past 5 years each having a minimum contract value of $250,000 with at least one project having a contract value in excess of $500,000. Additionally, the Contractor must be of Transportation pursuant to Section 337.14, Florida Statutes and Chapter 1422, FAC. The Town of Bell, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Publish: June 7, 2018 _____________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, serving as the Planning Commission, that it will consider at public hearing the below described Application for a Variance at the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida on July 2, 2018 at 4:15 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, the following: VAR 2018-03 A request by Russell Hallman and Kristen Hallman, owner, seeking a Variance from the minimum lot size and width requirements for construction or placement of a single family home in an Agriculture-5 (A-5) land use category located on approximately 5.130 acres at NE 33rd Way, High Springs, Florida. Gilchrist County No. 30-07-16-0000-0001-0000. Application Number 18050062. A copy of the application is on Community Development, located at 209 SE First Street, Trenton, Florida, and may be inspected by the public during regular business hours. On the date, time and persons may appear and be heard with respect to the aforementioned matter. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Publish June 7, 2018b. ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Unscheduled Guests D. Consent Items 1. Minutes Regular Commission Meeting, May 29, 2018 2. April Financial and Expenditure Reports E. Staff Reports 1. Public Safety Department 2. Public Works Department F. Action Items 1. Declared Emergency/Natural Disaster Policy 2. Proposals for City Hall AC Unit G. City Attorney Report H. City Manager Report I. Board Member Requests J. Public Comments K. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact 352463-4000 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800-955-8771. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Lyle Wilkerson City Manager Publish June 7, 2018b ______________ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PARK LIGHTING Notice is hereby given that the City of Trenton is accepting bids until 5:00 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 in City Hall located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Final bid selection will be made by the Community Redevelopment Agency at the CRA Meeting on June 25, 2018, at 5:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible. If you have any questions, please call 352-463-4000. To obtain Scope of Work visit www. or email your request to Pat Watson at org If you have questions regarding the Request For Proposals contact Pat Watson at 352-463-4000. Publish June 7 and June 14, 2018b _____________ INVITATION TO BID STREET IMPROVEMENT The City of Trenton hereby gives notice bidders for the following work: Improvement to NE 1st Avenue between SR 129/Main Street and NE 1st Street to include: Road mill and repaving (1,012 SY) Mill and haul off-site 1.5 roadway Sweep and clean Tack existing asphalt at rate of .10 gal per SY Pave road with 1.5 of SP 12.5 hot mix asphalt and compact Move and reset concrete bumper stops Restripe parking spaces with FED Bids will be received until 5:00 pm (local time), Friday, June 22, 2018. Bids may be mailed, hand-delivered or emailed to: City of Trenton Bid 18-06 114 N. Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 Final bid selection will be made by the City Commission at the Regular Commission Meeting on June 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible. If you have any questions, please call 352-463-4000. 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. 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 Publish: June 7 and June 14, 2018b ____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No.: 2018-CP-0020 IN RE: ESTATE OF JULIA ROSE SYSSKIND___ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JULIA ROSE SYSSKIND, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 112 S Main Street, Trenton, Florida, 32693. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the All creditors of the decedent and other ARREST REPORT persons having claims or demands unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 unmatured, contingent or unliquidated court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Obituaries Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Mrs. Annie Marie Kight Annie Marie Kight, 80, of Old Town passed away June 2, 2018. Mrs. Kight was born April 10, 1938 to the late Carl and Betty Scott in Knoxville, Tennessee, but had lived in the Old Town area for over 30 years after moving here from Yankeetown. She was a teacher with Dixie County Public Schools for over 30 years, before her retirement. Mrs. Kight had worked with many different schools across the state and had coached or played softball for over 40 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cross City, the Dixie Hunting Club, and had helped found the Levy County Little League. In her spare time, Mrs. Kight enjoyed hunting, traveling, and reading. Mrs. Kight is survived by her son David Williams, her daughters Audrey Quesenberry (Everett), Elaine Mcbain (Angus), and Ellen Priest (Jeff), her daughter-in-law Kathy Williams, her brother Charlie Scott, her sisters Amy Scott and Pat Gates, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husbands Edward, Joe, and her last Horace Kight, her sons Don Williams and John Paul Williams, her brothers Steve Scott and Dubby Scott, and her sister Francis Howard. The family will hold a memorial service in honor of Mrs. Kight at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Homes Cross City and book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mrs. Nancy Monaghan Nancy Monaghan, 75, of Old Town, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. Mrs. Monaghan was born on June 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. She began her working career working as a customer service clerk for Illinois Bell in 1970 until 1972. She started with Wadell and Reed selling life insurance and mutual funds in Highland, Indiana. She moved to Pinellas Park and continued to work for Wadell and Reed until she and her husband started a printing business A Graphics in 1982. They grew the business into a major print and graphics company and sold in 1989. Pub, a restaurant and bar, selling the Pub in 1993 and moved to Old Town. They purchased the Trading Post on 349 in December of 1993. Mrs. Monaghan was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Old Town Chapter and was a Methodist. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Peter Monaghan of Old Town and brother Robert Wantroba of Hebron, Indiana. Services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City. A visitation will be held between the hours of 4 and 6 prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Mr. William Bill Russell Park William Bill Russell Park, age 67, of Trenton, passed away on June 3, 2018 at NFRMC in Gainesville. He was born on January 19, 1951 to Lionel and Helen Park in Omaha, NE and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Ocala in 1979. Bill was an Engineer with Duke Energy. He was a Master Mason with William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge #46 and was on the Board of Directors at Palms Medical. Bill loved his job and in his spare time enjoyed woodworking. He was also a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Bill is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Guinn Park; his daughter, Amy (Brent) Owens and his grandsons, Noah and Zach, all of Trenton. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Fritz Fountain and Interment to follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton 32693. GILCHRIST COUNTY May 21, 2018 David Michael Simmons, 50, of High Springs, was arrested by the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X2 $1,000.00; Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams $1,000.00; Possession of Methamphetamine $25,000.00; Introduce Into Detention Facility $5,000.00; Driving While Licenses Suspended 2nd Offense $1,000.00; Total Bond $33,000.00. May 22, 2018 Robert Gabriel-Adam Samson, 35, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist Violation, Felony, No Bond. May 23, 2018 Jeremy Jay Caudill, 41, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Appear for Misdemeanor Offense, $10,000.00; Failure to Appear for Felony Offense, $35,000.00; Total Bond $45,000.00. Shannon Thomas Lamb, 36, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist of Court, Violation Injunction Protection Domestic Violence, Bond $25,000.00. May 24, 2018 Charles Douglas Condon, 22, Failure to Appear for Misdemeanor Offense, $5,000.00; Failure to Appear Felony Offense, $20,000.00; Failure to Appear for Misdemeanor Offense, $5,000.00; Total Bond $30,000.00. arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, Bond $5,000.00. Kristian Lee Lajoie, 22, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, No Bond. Raymond Joseph Parker, III, 26, of Steinhatchee, was arrested by the Bond. May 25, 2018 Nicholas Andrew Guiliano, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested by the for Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, ROR X2. Heath Brandon Schoondermark, 34, of Old Town, was arrested by the Operating While Drivers Licenses Offender, Bond $5,000.00. Aaron Christopher Tietjen, 18, of Yulee, was arrested by the Possession of a Controlled Substance (Includes Cannabis Over 20 Grams, Bond $10,000.00; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ROR; Total Bond $10,000.00. May 26, 2018 Dalton Jackson Alexander, 19, of Macclenny, was arrested by the for Theft of a Motor Vehicle Parts, $300.00 to $5,000.00, ROR and Trespassing, Failure to Leave Property Upon Order by Owner, ROR. James Michael Harris, 35, of Ft. White, was arrested by the Gilchrist While Licenses Suspended, Habitual Offender; ROR. Jordan Michael Fuqua, 24, of Tampa, was arrested by the Possession of a Controlled Substance X2, $10,000.00; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, ROR; Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, $5,000.00; Possession of Cannabis Under 20 Grams, ROR; Total Bond $15,000.00. Reydel Alejandro Hernandez, 24, of Hilean Gardens, was arrested Substance, Includes Cannabis Over 20 Grams, $10,000.00; Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, $5,000.00; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ROR; Total Bond $15,000.00. Holden Michael Temple, 19, of Bryceville, was arrested by the Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams, Bond $5,000.00. May 28, 2018 Karen Diane Martin, 36, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Strike, ROR. May 29, 2018 Chad Richard Johnson, Jr., 29, Violation Misdemeanor, No Bond. May 31, 2018 Cheyanna Rea Barron, 21, of Trenton, Gilchrist County Registration. Joshua Melvin Coots, 32, of Fanning Springs, Gilchrist County Property, Bond $75,000.00. Cody Lee Deal, 32, of High Springs, Convicted Felon Registration. Kassie Leighana Dewees, 28, of Bond. Alexander Cherard Lejuan Powell, 28, of Jasper, Gilchrist County for Robbery with a Firearm X2, $2,000,000.00; Theft is $300 or More But Less Than $500,000.00 X2, $1,000,000.00, Total Bond $3,000,000.00. June 1, 2018 Michael Lee Allred, 38, of Bell, arrested for Motor Vehicle Drive Off Without Paying for Gas, $2,000.00; False ID Given, $3,000.00; Total Bond $5,000.00. Mark Wilson James, 38, of Fanning Behavior, Victim 12 years old and up to 16 years of age, Offender 18 years of age or older; Bond $50,000.00. Bryan Duane Miles, 34, of Bell, was arrested for Larceny, Motor Vehicle Driven Off Without Pay for Gas, ROR. Katie Faye Steele, 26, of Bell, Criminal Felon Registration. June 2, 2018 Loitering and Prowling, ROR. Jesse James Spearman, 23, of Intoxication; Disturbing the Peace and Misuse of 911 or E911 System, ROR. DIXIE COUNTY May 24, 2018 Holly Lynn Dewees,, 35, of Trenton, was arrested by the Dixie Violation, No Bond. Julia P. Reyes, 33, of Old Town, wsa arrested by the Dixie County Violation, Felony, $25,000.00 X2, Bond $50,000.00. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is June 7, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: A. Leigh Cangelosi, Esq. Florida Bar No. 425494 P.O. Box 214 Bell, FL 32619 Phone: (352) 463-0300 Email: Petitioner: Angela Pridgeon 258 Gallon Rd. Monticello, FL 32344 Published June 7 and June 14, 2018b. ________________


Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 Email ads to Email ads to Help Wanted HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class 352-535-5479. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Salesperson needed tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. Come and ask for Marc or call 352-318tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: 32693. Real Estate 1 ACRE BELL AREA: 4tb,6-7-6-28 ----------------------------------------------LOT FOR SALE: Vacant lot at 506 NE 352-463-4000. 7tb,6-7-7-19 ----------------------------------------------2017 SWMH 2 BR/2 BA Lane. Investors Realty Inc. 352-2147011. tfnb,11-2 ----------------------------------------------Horse Riding Wanted EXPERIENCED HORSE PERSON 1tp,6-7 ----------------------------------------------Hunting Guides Wanted Gilchrist Club is looking for full time and seasonal hunting guides. Job Summary: Guide upland hunts, guide other hunts and shooting sports activities, help feed and maintain dogs and cleaning kennels, assist in dog training and conditioning, keep hunt vehicles clean and maintained to standards, help plant and maintain upland hunt courses, repair and maintain all hunt equipment, record all hunts and members and guests attending. 4tp,6-7-6-28 ----------------------------------------------Free Pool FREE condition. Come dismantle it and take it 454-4950. Public Sale Horses Public Sale: June 9, 2018 at 8:00 am, 1tb,6-7 ----------------------------------------------Moving Sale House and Barn Moving Sale: Every 2830 SW CR-307A, Trenton. 352-4638941. 4tp,5-17-6-7 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool available Great rates 352-463-3555. tfnb, 1-30 ----------------------------------------------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 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Israel 352-727-2268. tfnb,6-7 ----------------------------------------------Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. June 29 5:30. accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: service. Repairs and replacements. Call All Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS Tri County Area 26 years. 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License number # EC13001855. tfnb,1-10 ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: tfnb,5-28 ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted Plumbers and Plumbers Helpers 8 4 pm. 352-472-3677. 4tb,5-17-6-7 ----------------------------------------------AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. tfnb,5-17 ----------------------------------------------"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 Online subscriptions are now available for just $25 per year. For Rent Need to send a fax? Need a fax received for you? (352) 463-7393 FAX Gilchrist County Journal (352) 463-7135 Need to send a fax? Need a fax received for you? (352) 463-7393 FAX Gilchrist County Journal (352) 463-7135


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ALL AMERICAN AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, and REFRIGERATION LLC In God We Trust We service all brands. 352-210-2108 CAC1819342 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 Bubba Beck WELDING Repairs and Fabrication 352-362-2693 352-949-3263 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. 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 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 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!" AAA BUDGET TREE SERVICE 352-472-6032 800-TREES-00 Submitted Grace ReStore celebrated a very with a day of celebrating with their customers, donors and volunteers. A great time was had by all who attended enjoying a free hot dog cones given out every half hour and they ended the day drawing a name for a gift basket valued at $100. Those who attended took advantage of their 75% off sales throughout the clothing for only $5.00. Grace ReStore opened their doors store and Ice Cream Parlor. All merchandise is donated and they wish to thank the generous community. amazed by how the blessing of in on an almost daily basis. You could come shopping everyday and dedicated amazing volunteers, we are like a family who love each other and our customers. We pray for each other and our community. They are always looking for new volunteers who have a heart for service and a few hours to give. This summer Ms. Nan will be reading a short story every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. so be sure to bring your kids. donate over $25,500.00 to local programs and charities. Its exciting to think what the future holds as we feel Gods Blessings! May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Rev. 22:21 The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 31st at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Evelyn was be ready for a new project next week. We really appreciate her help making that were brought in for us to see. New creations are always a welcome sight. Thanks for sharing with us. We also had several small bags of yarn dropped off as well as a White sewing machine. Cathy worked with it and was able to get it sewing. It will need cleaning and oiling later. Thank you for thinking of us. Lancaster were out this week. The Bahia grass had grown tall and the weeds were beginning to take over. Thanks to the guys, the yard looks great again. They also planted the purple wandering jew plants, that Linda brought out, around the old windmill stand. The hint of purple really stands out in the green grass. Maybe by the end of summer, the plants will have survived and covered some of the windmill. Saturday the Backyard Pickers were out and all had a great time. We enjoy having them out every month. Need A Sign? Call Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135 Jordyn Jones, John Jones and Chandler Beach competed at the SJRA (Southern Junior Rodeo Association) Finals May 25th through May 28, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. SJRA was founded 28 years ago. Since that time the organizations growth has afforded contestants a payback at each rodeo and the ability to hold the Division elementary ages 5 to 10, Senior Division for ages 11 to 14 and High School Division ages 14 to 19. Contestants compete in the following events: ribbon roping, tie-down calf roping, breakaway roping, chute dogging, pole bending, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling. Jordyn competes in the Junior Division in the events of pole bending, bar All Around standings, 4th in the pole bending, 7th in barrel racing and 7th in goat tying. Jordyn also placed 3rd in the average for pole bending for the John and Chandler competed in the High School Division in team roping the year ranked 4th as a header. average in the team roping event for the weekend. They placed 2nd in the round Saturday and then 1st in the round on Sunday to win the average. other contestants, for having stayed on the A&B honor roll all year long. follows a No Pass/No Play policy for all contestants. Chandler Beach, Jordyn Jones and John Jones at SJRA Finals in Perry, Georgia Local youth do well at SJRA Finals FEMA Approves Nearly $5 Million to Reimburse Florida Recovery Projects Submitted Several Florida communities will Hurricane Irma-related expenses. Below is a breakdown of the recent FEMA grants: Central Florida Electrical Cooperative will receive about $1.5 million to reimburse Hurricane Irmarelated expenses to replace electrical materials like poles and transformers. to over 35,600 customers in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties and portions of Alachua, Lafayette and Marion counties. These grants are provided through FEMAs Public Assistance program which reimburses communities on a cost sharing basis for actions taken in response to and recovery from a disaster. Public Assistance grants reimburse at least 75 percent of each project and the remaining amount comes from nonfederal sources. The state applies for the grant and distributes the funding to eligible applicants, which can include tribes, local governments and certain private The state and FEMA work together to ensure all eligible costs are reimbursed for projects related to Hurricane Irma throughout disaster designated areas in Florida. These grants were provided directly to the state. Following the states review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the state will distribute the funds on a reimbursable basis. In Florida, FEMA has provided approximately $90 million through the Public Assistance program to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses. ForVets Camp Valor needs volunteers Submitted We are now seeking volunteers to be part of Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor, treatment and temporary housing facility for severely wounded veterans. This facility will provide treatment, rehab services, care, physical therapy, counseling, and will serve as a 1-stop site for a wide range of services for veterans to connect with. For more information Destin, at (352) 215-5476. For me, summer hasnt really started until tomatoes reappear in local farmers markets. Jose Andres