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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 3 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area June 14, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Coots arrested and charged with Dealing in Stolen Property Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces the arrest of 32Joshua Melvin Coots Local Farm Bureau President Roy Wilson shown on left presenting a check to Adam Smith of Trenton Senior FFA. Adam entered the 2018 Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. His speech was about the future of American agriculture in the year 2050. Adam stated that technology could make the difference in a starving nation and a well fed nation in the years to come. Adam presented his speech to the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Board during their June 8th meeting. Adam will move on to the Farm Bureau district competition next with his winning speech. Adam received a $200 check from Gilchrist Farm Bureau and the Trenton FFA Chapter received a check for $100. All District winners will receive a plaque at Florida Farm Bureau Federations Annual Meeting. For the second place winner will receive $250. Adam Smith to represent Gilchrist at Farm Bureau District Youth Speech Contest Four Jacksonville young people killed, Trenton woman in serious condition from crash on CR-340 2018 4-H Summer Camps fun for local youth Summer will be busy for local 4Hers as they attend a choice of six camps. 2018 4-H Summer Camps feature a Beginner Cooking Camp, Advanced Cooking Camp, Kabob Camp, 4-H Camp at Cherry Lake, All About Ani mals Camp, Crafty Creations Camp and 4-H University at the UF Cam pus. Most of the camps are already full but if you need additional informa tion or information about becoming a 4-H club member in Gilchrist County please call 463-3174. This group of local girls and boys enjoyed attending the beginning cooking class last week. Four Jacksonville young people were killed when they were involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday af ternoon at the caution light at US 129 and CR-340 just north of Bell. A 2014 Ford Explorer was being driven by Aimee C Williams, 28 of Trenton as she was traveling on US 129. A 2006 Chevy Impala was trav eling east on CR-340 when the two vehicles crashed in the intersection of the Caution light 2 miles north of Bell on US 129. The Florida Highway Patrol report the Impala were killed in the crash that occurred at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Ms. Williams and Blake A. Delapaz, 20 of Jacksonville, a passenger in the Impala, were transported to Shands at UF where they were treated for se rious injuries. Isabella Garcia, 20, Cameron Bell, 18, Hayden Raulerson, 21 and Aly sia Littlejohn, 20 all of Jacksonville were killed in the crash. Trooper Ga nus reported that all of the passengers in the Impala were not wearing safety belts at the time of the accident. FHP is conducting a THI Investi gation and charges are pending the outcome of this investigation. Commission amends Dangerous Dog ordinance The Gilchrist County Commission in their June 4, 2018 meeting took action to amend the Gilchrist County Code of Ordinance for identifying a Dangerous Dog. Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby re ported that a committee of staff, Gil christ County residents and a board member had met and recommended that the dangerous dog ordinance be amended to delete more than once from the present ordinance. A motion to approve the recommendation was made by Commissioner Thomas and a second was given by Commissioner Poitevint to approve the amended or dinance. Following the unanimous vote by the Commission, the ordi nance No. 2 reads: a dangerous dog means any dog that according to the records of the division and/or any other law enforcement agency of the county, has injured or killed a domes tic animal while off of the owners property. --Mike Roth, President of Our Santa Fe River, asked the Commission to consider submitting a letter to oppose the proposed mining being consid ered for portions of Union and Brad ford counties. He told the Commis sion and staff that he will supply a narrative letter that he would like the Commission to endorse and approve and forward to the state agency that will be making the decision to deny the permit to allow mining in these two rural North Florida counties. He pointed out the mining in this area would have a devastating impact on the North Florida Aquifer and the Santa Fe River. He explained that he would be contacting the County Commission secretary to have Our Santa Fe River placed on the next board meeting agenda. --Bradford and Andrew Braley ap peared before the Commission dur ing the opening Public Participation portion of the meeting. Bradford re quested the Commission to overturn the denial of a Special Use Permit 1803-0036 to allow a temporary RV to be parked on his property. The applicant explained that there were four local property owners that were against the SUP being approved. The County Administrator denied the per mit previously. Mr. Crosby explained to the Com mission that he felt the board should place this SUP discussion on the next meeting agenda to give all parities in volved an opportunity to address the Commission. If the Commission af ter hearing from everyone decides to overturn the SUP decision, they can at that time take that action. A Public Hearing was scheduled for the Mon day, July 2 meeting at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. --Michael Osteen, an attorney repre senting Jeff Reed and Keith Philman addressed the Commission request ing the board to allow a temporary style building that would make and sell ice to be located on a small ad jacent parcel of land on Rock Bluff General Store property. He explained that the building was not permanent, but would be located there at the Rock Bluff General Store. A motion to approve the request was made by Commissioner Langford and Com missioner Poitevint gave a second before the Commission approved the motion by a 4-0 vote. --The County Administrator intro duced a task order for engineering ser vices with North Florida Professional Services, Inc for projects that are be ing considered for Otter Springs. Mr. Crosby explained there is a $37K for a NRDAP grant for ADA compliant new restroom facilities plan. There is a project being considered that would place a pool cover over the existing swimming pool at Otter Springs. The new cover is reported to reduce the sand and dirt erosion of the area and roadway and keep the material from being washed into the springs. There was a motion made by Com missioner Thomas and a second by Commissioner Langford to approve the proposed project. The entire board voted in agreement to support this motion. --The Commission received a report Continued on page 3 By John Ayers 32 year old Bell native loses his life Saturday after altercation Joshua Lee Akins of Bell passed away on Saturday, June 9, after Akins went to a residence located at 7799 SE 30th Street, Newberry (in Gilchrist County). An individual at the residence and Akins got into an altercation. gun shot wound. Individuals and witnesses located at the scene were interviewed and the investigation is continuing. tion. The home where Akins died is located off of County Road 337, near the Seven Hills Farm area, in Eastern Gilchrist County. Sheriff Bobby Schultz would like to remind everyone that this was an iso lated incident and to keep the families of all those involved in their prayers. Porter Trial scheduled for September The First Degree Murder trial in the Joyce Burrow case will begin again on Monday, September 10, with the start of jury selection for the trial. The trial will last through that week and possibly into the following week, according to Robert Willis Assistant States Attorney. The trial was postponed back at the beginning of May. Michael Darnell Porter, 53, of Archer, was arrested and charged with the murder of Joyce Burrow. Joyce Burrow, 55 of Bell was found laying in the roadway in front of her home on July 24, 2013, at 3 a.m. Burrow was later pronounced dead at Shands Hospital. Porter was arrested at 5 p.m., on August 3, 2013, after he crossed the state line from Alabama back into Florida. Michael Porter will be tried on three counts: First Degree Murder, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Sexual Battery. year-old Joshua Melvin Coots, date of birth June 28, 1985. Coots was arrested on Friday, May 31, 2018 in Fanning Springs, Florida for dealing in stolen property and be ing in possession of items from re cent burglaries in Gilchrist County. Coots is also a suspect in other bur glaries which have occurred within the county. Due to the recent rash of burglaries, GCSO personnel were conducting investigations throughout Fanning Springs at which time a foot pursuit ensued. Lt. S. Douglas, Investigator W. Ponce, Sgt. A. Gaston and Deputy W. Holder gave chase.Coots was ap prehended by Lt. S. Douglas and then transported to the Gilchrist County Jail, where he was charged with Dealing in Stolen Property. Bond was set at $75,000 by Judge Sheree H. Lancaster. Anyone with information pertain ing to burglaries within Gilchrist County, please contact the Gilchrist 3181. Callers may remain anony mous if they so choose. Note: The charges against Joshua Melvin Coots are allegations only and have yet to be proven in a court of law. Trenton approves Emergency Resolution 2018-08 during Monday Meeting The Trenton City Commission June on Monday night June 11, as they approved Emergency Resolu responders to be paid when called out to work tropical storms or emer gencies. Trentons Chief of Public Safety, Matthew Rexroat had pre sented the Emergency compensation resolution to the Commission in the May 29 meeting. A motion was made by Commissioner Haley to approve Resolution 2018-08 before a second was made by Commissioner Davis. Mayor Deen called for a vote as the four-member board unanimously ap proved of the motion. Commissioner Rutter was not in attendance in the 5:30 p.m. meeting. --The Commission reviewed the three proposals that were submit ted for the purchase and installation of a 3 ton-14 SEER heat pump with 10 Kw auxiliary heat including labor and materials. Commissioner Kayla Davis report tioning bids. She explained that she and her husband Brandon Davis own and operate NBD HVAC & Refrig eration, LLC, one of the three com panies that submitted a bid for this work. She explained that she would not be involved in this discussion or taking part in the decision of which bid would be selected by the Trenton Commission. Mayor Deen read each of the three bid proposals: Akins Heating and Air Inc. of Bell supplied the City of Trenton with four options on the 3 ton 14 SEER model. The prices ranged from $5,347.00 for a Lennox system with mid range pric ing for a Comfort Maker 14 SEER system for $5,226.00, and a Carrier 14 SEER for 5,086.00, and an Eco Temp, 3-ton unit for $4,829.00. Mid-FLA Heating & Air of Gaines ville, a Comfort Maker, 3 ton, 14 SEER unit for $4,596.00. NBD HVAC & Refrigeration, LLC will install a 3 ton 14 SEER system for $4,100.00. Commission Haley asked Brandon Davis about the unit that he quoted on. Davis explained this unit is war ranted for three years by NBD HVAC, LLC. Haley made a motion based on the price submitted by the bidder to purchase the unit from NBD HVAC & Refrigeration, LLC for $4,100.00. Commissioner Hellams gave a sec ond to the motion as the board ap proved the purchase by a 3-0 vote. --As a part of the Commissioner Report agenda of this meeting, Com missioner Haley asked the board if any further communication had been made involving the property east of the Trenton Community Center that is owned by Michelle Toal. Id like to see the City of Trenton go forward and possibly add this property to the Trenton City Park. This property would provide additional parking for the park and the Community Center, explained Commissioner Haley. The Commission will consider this prop erty as a possible consideration with funds from City of Trenton CRA pro gram. Commissioner Haley commended Bruce Philman and the Trenton Pub lic Works Department for the beauti linear park that runs east along Lan caster Ave in Northeast Trenton. The mowing of the overgrown property is a great improvement to this area of Trenton. Commissioner Davis explained that the Trenton Cemetery needed to be expanded into the property that lies west of the original parcel. The Commission will further discuss sev eral improvements being considered for the cemetery in a future meeting. By John Ayers


Page Two THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Reunions Send local news to the Gilchrist County Journal at or call 463-7135 The Black and White Ball Saturday June 24 Submitted 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. 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 6/14 to 6/20 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 3:40 AM 3.2 Low 9:09 AM 1.5 14 High 2:33 PM 4.0 Low 10:06 PM -0.8 F High 4:29 AM 3.1 Low 9:54 AM 1.6 15 High 3:18 PM 4.0 Low 10:54 PM -0.7 Sa High 5:17 AM 3.0 Low 10:42 AM 1.6 16 High 4:07 PM 4.0 Low 11:41 PM -0.5 Su High 6:05 AM 2.9 Low 11:33 AM 1.6 17 High 5:00 PM 3.7 M Low 12:30 AM -0.1 High 6:53 AM 2.9 18 Low 12:30 PM 1.5 High 5:59 PM 3.4 Tu Low 1:20 AM 0.2 High 7:43 AM 2.9 19 Low 1:36 PM 1.5 High 7:09 PM 3.1 W Low 2:13 AM 0.6 High 8:35 AM 3.0 20 Low 2:51 PM 1.3 High 8:31 PM 2.8 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. Poker Run to benefit Friends of Gilchrist 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. Third stop M&C Army Surplus Store. 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 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 party on June 25th, 6:00 p.m. at the 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. 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. FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Trenton is considering applying to the Florida Depart ment of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The City is eligible to apply for up to Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00) in the neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, and housing rehabilitation categories and up to one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000.00) in the economic development category. Construction activities funded through the CDBG program must meet one of the following National Objectives: 1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing condi tions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization or economic development and include such improve ment activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for profit businesses, purchase of machinery and equipment, construc tion of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial build ings and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City of Trenton must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Trenton is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys economic and community development needs will be held at the Community Center, located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Tren ton, Florida on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing contact Lyle Wilkerson, City Man ager, at (352) 463-4000 or by e-mail at Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Lyle Wilkerson, City Manager at (352) 463-4000 or by e-mail at If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdic tion. Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 By Cindy Jo Ayers tival 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 were 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 Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival to be held June 23 Shadrack Sapp Family Reunion July 7th Submitted will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The 2018 reunion will be held at Hart Springs County Park Pavilion B. Hart Springs Park is about ten miles west of Trenton, in Gilchrist County. Bring a covered dish dinner, vegetables and desserts, your old photos, family records, new addresses, albums, scrapbooks and your camera. There will be an auction this year, so bring something that we have got to have! Dress to stay cool and enjoy your day at Hart Springs the old fashioned way. You may want to bring a chair. In case James Sapps place at 7340 SW 80th Ave., Trenton. If you have questions or comments contact Mitch Sapp at mesapp1941@ or (352) 332-2065. Tom and Mamie Corbin Family Reunion Submitted Reunion will be held on June 23, 2018 at Hart Springs in Pavilion A in Gilchrist County. Eating will begin at 12 noon. Bring your favorite food and desserts and come fellowship with your family. Hope to see you there. Gilchrist Rotary Club Meeting Submitted Monday, June 11th was another informative meeting for the Gilchrist Rotary Club at the Womans Club in Trenton! Rotarian Andrew Nguyen hosted todays meeting by introducing his beautiful family members; wife, Linh Nguyen, son, Nelson Nguyen, and his daughterin-law, Jessica Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen, a Rotarian since 1985, provided an overview of coronary artery disease and then Nelson, an RN with a Masters Degree in Nursing Science and graduate of Trenton High School, provided more detailed information about the disease that is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Did you know that every 40 seconds someone in the US has a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction or MI? Nelson explained that atherosclerosis, or the build-up of plaque in the arteries, causes a narrowing of the artery or a clot muscle. This starves the cells of oxygen and nutrients so that the tissue either is damaged or dies. Nelson described the major signs of a heart attack which include pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back, feeling weak, light-headed or faint, chest pain or discomfort and shortness of breath. Nelson, who works for the cardiac catheter lab Center, emphasized that women can experience other symptoms and some people experience no symptoms at all. Risk factors for a heart attack are increasing age, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes. He went on to explain choice to reduce risk factors and if that is not successful medications may be used. Lastly, stenting or surgery is employed. An instrument can be threaded into the restricted push back the restriction. Or, a stent, which is like a small sleeve, can be inserted into the effected artery to keep it open. Surgery, known as a coronary artery bypass graft can be utilized, which uses a vein from the leg to replace the damaged arteries in the heart. Our Rotarians appreciated learning this vital information and gave special thanks to Dr. Nguyen and his knowledgeable son, Nelson. Dale Elzie was our Rotarian in the Spotlight. Dale has been the pastor at Trenton Methodist Church since 2010. He is a Social Worker who retired from the VA Medical Center last July but continues to have a private practice. Dale, who is married different bands! Chefs Table Bistro catered our luncheon of Cuban sandwiches, potato chips, Mexican salad and mini cupcakes. Rotarian Andrew Nguyen played piano for our enjoyment! The Gilchrist Rotary Club will meet next on Monday, June 18th at Akins in Bell. Representative Chuck Clemons will be our guest speaker. Rotarian Dale Elzie, Linh Nguyen, Rotarian Andrew Nguyen, Nelson Nguyen, Jessica Nguyen, Rotary President Bob Clemons Scallop season opens in Dixie and Taylor Counties Saturday Conservation Commission reported that Saturday, June 16th is the begin ning of the 2018 Scallop season in Dixie and Taylor counties. This area includes all state waters east of Rock loway River in Taylor County and north of Alligator Pass, day beacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County. The legal limit for these tasty morsels are: 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scal lop meat per person with a maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel. The equipment required to gather scallops allows a swimmer or diver to only gather them by hand or by us ing a landing or dip net. Recreational lops unless they are 1. exempt from needing a license or 2. have a no-cost ing from shore to collect scallops (i.e. feet do not leave bottom to swim, snorkel, or SCUBA and harvesters do not use a vessel to reach or return from the harvest location). The com mercial harvest of scallops is prohib ited. Pancake Breakfast at North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department Submitted Department will hold its monthly Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. pancakes (plain, walnut, or blueberry) sausage, juice and coffee or tea. Jeff will be making omelets from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. We welcome you and hope to see you there. We are located on CR 138, 2 and 1/2 miles East of US highway 129.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 By Cindy Jo 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! 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 Tea 2 cups boiling water cup sugar 4 tea bags (regular or black) 1 cup water 1 cup fresh blueberries lime Pour boiling water over tea bags; let steep for about 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags. In a saucepan, bring to boil blueberries, sugar and 1 cup water. Strain the syrup. Add juice from the lime and stir. Combine tea and blueberry syrup in a pitcher. Serve with ice. Camp will be June 25-27, from 10 am to 12 pm each day. Cost is $40 per child. Registration forms (due by June 20) may be picked up at the following locations: Tiger Cub Summer Cheer Camp 2018 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 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 from the Gilchrist County Property age that was done to a pickup truck Leggett advised the board that the es timate of damage on the small pickup was reported to have been $8,800. The truck was ruled to be a total loss. The countys insurance policy has a $2,500 deductible, which would al low Gilchrist County to receive an estimated $6,335.00 for the truck. The Property Appraiser reported that at this time the truck would not be replaced. The Commission agreed to give the pickup to the insurance com pany and take the funds in receipt for the remaining value of the truck. --The Commission and the public attending the meeting held a discus sion on the current Gilchrist County Lang, Jr. explained that in neighbor ing counties to Gilchrist, two coun ties dont have a Noise ordinance in place, and a third county has a really vast ordinance that is used in the larg er county. The current ordinance allows ev erything between the hours or 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The four-member board spoke in favor of tightening the regu lations on the Noise ordinance. The Commission decided to have Com missioner Thomas meet with Sheriff Schultz and his staff in order to bring back enforceable information for the Commission to act on in a future meeting. Commission amends Dangerous Dog ordinance Coninued from page 1 CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE The City of Trentons Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunitys Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program for the FFY 2017 funding cycle. The Citizens Advisory Task Force will hold the meeting at the Community Center, located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop by contacting: Lyle Wilkerson, City Man ager at (352) 463-4000 or by e-mail at If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). Publish June 14, 2018b. AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE NOW AVAILABLE Florida Licensed Company Call Dick Colado 1-800-942-2003 NOTICE A public meeting for comments will be held to review The City of Trentons plan to file an application for Federal Assistance for Brush Truck Purchase with the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grant Program. The public meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on June 25, 2018 at the Trenton Community Center 214 SE 3rd Avenue Trenton, FL 32693. Three weeks of rainy weather near the peas. The pea vines are beautiful but the snaps just seemed to hang there the weekend. Of course they were de licious with a side of fresh tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. bean and okra garden this year. She planted them at the beginning, middle are so pretty and over head high now. We have enjoyed them so much that I next year. The four older grandchildren plant ed pumpkin seeds under their swing set slide. The rain has really helped the pumpkin plants grow and now the vines are running everywhere. We might just have a pumpkin pie in our future. Our tomatoes are another story this year. Some years the tomatoes do well and other years not so well. I am pretty sure this is a not so well year in our garden. We have a few slowly turning red but it seems like its tak ing forever. It might just be this cra zy weather, kind of seems like Dog Days. Our green beans and okra are do ing well. We have eaten green beans about every way we can think of. Over the weekend we had a green bean casserole but not the usual one Granny cooks at Thanksgiving. This casserole was different and very good, later I might try it with but tered crushed crackers sprinkled over the top. Green Bean Casserole Recipe 2 cups of cooked green beans 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup heavy cream 3 ounces cream cheese 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar Wash, snap, and boil fresh green beans in salted water till just tender. Drain the green beans well and pat dry with paper towels. Place butter in a saute pan and add onions, cook over medium heat until tender. Add the heavy cream and cream cheese to the pan and cook until melted and combined into a smooth sauce. Add the soy sauce and stir till mixed into sauce. Add the green beans and sim mer, stirring for about 5 minutes. Add black pepper to taste and place in a small buttered casserole dish. Sprin kle cheese across the top and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Candidates qualifying period approaching Submitted The qualifying period for all statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (excluding judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates) begins at Noon, June 18 and ends at Noon, June 22. Qualifying papers are currently being accepted, which permits qualifying papers to be submitted 14 days prior to the beginning of the qualifying period. Any qualifying papers submitted early will be processed when the qualifying period begins. qualifying papers as early as possible and within the permissible window, said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Information about qualifying is available on the Division of Elections website and the Divisions staff is here to help. The Division of Elections website will be updated as qualifying paperwork is received throughout the week of qualifying for all statewide, multi-county, county and district candidates (excluding judicial, state attorney and public defender candidates). UF/IFAS Researchers will try to Educate Public on Genetically Edited Food Submitted Genetic improvement of food crops sometimes gets a bad rap, but plan to educate consumers so they can make more informed decisions at the grocery store. To help combat misinformation, Agricultural Sciences researchers are going to better inform the public about the nuances of how plants are genetically adjusted to control traits, such as drought and disease tolerance. about the safety of genetically public trust. assistant professor of food and resource economics, has received a $466,000, three-year USDA grant to perceptions of genetically edited crops. The team will use focus groups to learn consumers attitudes and knowledge of gene-edited crops. Results from focus groups will help them put together web-based In the surveys, they will try to determine consumers preferences for regulation and consumption of gene-edited crops. In turn, the surveys will help researchers focus on their communication strategies, he said. Researchers are doing the geneediting project because they need a starting point to assess how much consumers know about the needed is that he said many consumers breeding techniques. genetic improvement techniques, and gene editing is remarkably precise compared to traditional plant breeding and does not require DNA from another organism like be more willing to accept geneedited foods if the subtle differences between the genetic technologies are properly explained. breeding terminology to help horticultural sciences, and a member Traditional breeding: Random cross-pollination between different plant types with the hope of producing a type of plant that contains many favorable traits. Genetic engineering: The use of move the genetic code associated Gene editing: A precise technology where small, targeted genetic changes are created that emulate natural mutation. given to any attempts to use DNA techniques to improve crops. Front row, left to right, Mason VunCannon, Jordan Spears, Zane McArdle, Alec Faught, Brandon Aguilar, and Lukys Benson. Middle row, left to right, Noah Owens, Pierson Weatherilt, Zaiden Bon, Cal Duthu, Jayden Lopez and Brant Bivens. Back row, left to right, assistant coaches Kevin Benson, Nathan McArdle, Tommy Bon and Head Coach Garrett Bivens. 2018 Cal Ripken Florida District 6 10U Minor Champions Submitted team won four games over four days to capture the championship and earn State tournament held in Tallahassee from July 6th-11th. Thank You to all the current team sponsors and we will be looking for many more sponsors to help these boys and coaches represent Gilchrist County in the state tournament in July. The Monthly Meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 Submitted The monthly meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 will be held Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, and freely dine with us for your meetings, youll receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, enjoy good fellowship, have a great lunch, and maybe even win a door prize. Get involved, join this great local organization in community caring and sharing. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for membership information. Janice Rogers, Program Chair, informs us that Don Thomas and Dwight Smith will be performing for our pleasure. We are excited to enjoy their music and songs. are having a Casserole Luncheon at meetings close. Please bring your favorite dish, drinks, and or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to the chapters awesome cooks and the hospitality team. Health Chair Susan Wells will be joining us with excellent up to date information concerning Senior health choices and to check Vital Signs. Please bring non-perishable and/or hygiene items for local food bank. Program Chair Janice Rogers at 4631889. The John Hance Osteen Camp 770 Camp Meeting Submitted The John Hance Osteen Camp 770, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a monthly Camp meeting on Tuesday, June 19th at the Bell Community Center. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Dr. James Gipson, Philosophy and World Religions Instructor at Liberty College. Dr. Gipson participates in Civil War, Cowboy, and Seminole War reenacting. He has been in several movies, and appears as a Seminole which is held at Oleno State Park near High Springs. Dr. Gipson will be speaking on Guns of the Confederacy, and will be displaying authentic artifacts of the war. All are welcome to attend. contact Camp Commander Clement Lindsey at (352) 318-2924, or 226-0154. Dive Advisory Board to Meet The Gilchrist County Dive Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spring Ridge The public is invited to attend this meeting, The topic this month will be Cave Diving at Hart Springs.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there! Being an on duty Dad is no small task, but one that is vitally important. It is Dads responsibility to provide for and protect their children until they are ready to do that for themselves. So, whether you are waiting up for your son to bring the car home in one piece or taking the keys because is absolutely necessary! Psalm 127:3 says that Sons (and daughters) are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Who doesnt agree with this verse while holding a sweet newborn in their arms? But as they grow up and begin to struggle against their see them as a reward! Responding to a childs disobedience is frustrating and often leaves us wanting answers. The good news is that these are answers the Bible clearly gives. Hebrews 12:11 states: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. The most obvious point in this verse is that discipline will not be fun. Not for the giver or the receiver, but it is necessary for training. This training marks the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment focuses on what the child did wrong and making them pay for disobedience, while discipline focuses on training and teaching the child to choose what is right next time. The harvest that discipline produces is desirable in the life of every child: righteousness and peace. Righteousness is the ability to make wise choices that us in right standing with God and others. Teaching a child to do what is right at a young age makes it easier for them to choose right as they grow into adulthood. Even in circumstances, they will then experience the peace that comes from a clear conscious. Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death (Proverbs 19:18); Discipline your son and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. (Proverbs 29:17) As Fathers, you will grow weary at times trying to discipline your children, especially living in a culture that condemns this practice. It will be easier at the time to give in, but failing to correct a child allows disobedience. You may avoid a temporary battle, but will lose the war in building self-control and responsibility within the child. This allows them to travel a path that leads to the destruction of their relationships, reputations, health and possibly their lives. Avoid the desire to be friends with your children until after they are adults. This will come as a result of the respect gained though the hard work of being their Dad when they are young. Consistent, loving discipline ultimately teaches our children how to discipline themselves and guard their hearts from the consequences of bad choices. This is the result we are looking for, because their 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. 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 GOSPEL MEETING You are invited to hear a series of lessons from Gods Word presented by John Zellner Bethel church of Christ Bell, Florida June 24-29, 2018 Sunday services 10 am, 11 am, and 7:30 pm Monday Friday 7:30 pm Bring your bible and study with us. 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 San Juan Mission Outreach Program announces summer hours San Juan Mission Outreach pro grams of free clothing and food dis tribution will go to summer hours this week. The food and clothing distribution program continues on the third Friday of each month and for the summer months will be held from 9:00 am until noon beginning this Friday June 15th. Same hours for July, August, September always third Friday of the month. Advent Christian Church of Beach ville continues to maintain a presence at the San Juan Ministry third Fri day distribution providing lunches, snacks and cool drinks. Anyone in need of free clothing to prepare for a job interview, a bag of food or lunch, please come by. Anyone who would like to contrib ute to either the clothing distribution or the food pantry, please bring con tributions to San Juan Mission, 304 Plant Avenue SE, Branford, on the days of distribution or anytime. Do nated items can be left on the patio or business hours. Thank you, Blessings Deacon Paul Pettie Harvest Time at Ayers Submitted Have you driven by or visited Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center lately? If you have you know the lawn and gardens are always beautiful and well cared for. Our maintenance staff does a wonderful job taking care of the lawns and gardens. But in the back where most people dont go is another beautiful place. It is a charming area with chimes. It is a calming environment for our residents to enjoy. Among the and herb garden. Resident Boyd Granger is known as our resident gardener as well encourage residents to get involved by giving them jobs if they would like to do so. Recently, volunteer Robert Scott has begun to help Mr. Granger in the gardens. The two of them make a good team and they get a lot done. We are very thankful to Mr. Scott for volunteering his time to help Mr. Granger. On April 6, 2018 we had our annual gardening day at Ayers. During gardening day staff and volunteers all pitch in for a little spring cleaning in the yards. It is always a fun day followed by a picnic. It was at gardening day that we planted the vegetable garden from it. The vegetables are grown in raised garden boxes, which make access much easier. Raised boxes are great for growing small plots of pathway weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage, and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. We purchased lady bugs and worms to help with the garden boxes and they seem to be doing their job. We are currently growing pole beans, wax beans, rattlesnake beans, climbing cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, mint, Granger enjoys the days when he can harvest the garden. Sometimes we are able to cook the vegetables here and other times he gives the vegetables to others for them to enjoy. I asked Mr. Granger last week what are his plans for the boxes when the vegetables are done producing. He stated that he and Robert were discussing that but nothing has been decided yet. Whatever they decided to do, whether other vegetables or and all of the residents at Ayers will Boyd Granger


Page Five THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP The City of Trenton is a fair housing advocate. The City is hold ing a workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and sex). The public is invited to attend. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Community Center, located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. The public is invited to attend. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours-before the workshop by contacting: Lyle Wilkerson, City Manager at (352) 463-4000 or by e-mail at If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). Published June 14, 2018b. Mr. Joshua Lee Akins Joshua Lee Akins of Bell, FL passed away on June 9, 2018. He was 32 years old. Josh was born in Gainesville, FL on May 13, 1986 to Wayne and Kathy Akins and was a lifelong resident of Bell. He was a welder in the Machine Fabrication Industry. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and he loved to Josh is survived by his parents and by his wife, Veronica Landrum Akins; his daughters, Hailee Akins and Brylee Akins; his sons, J.J. Akins, Blayne Rhodes, Trevor Rhodes and Haiden Rhodes and his sister, Jenny Akins; all of Bell, FL and his brother, Jeff (Lacey) Akins of CA. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Derek and Dylan Akins, Zack and Alyssa Edmonds and Luke Thornton. Funeral Services for Josh will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Interment to follow at Bell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. _____________________ Mr. Wayne Wesley Godwin Mr. Wayne Wesley Godwin passed away unexpectedly in Saint Cloud Regional Hospital on June 5, 2018 in Saint Cloud at the age of 73. Wayne is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ila Vann-Godwin, of High Springs, his brother Bobby Godwin (Doris) of Lake City, his daughters Sherelle Kendrick of Alachua, Angie Stokes (Dwight) of Lake City, and Dede Cline (Chris) of High Springs; sons, Wayne Wesley Bo Godwin, Jr. (Bri) of Saint Cloud and Richard Barry (Lorie) of Ocoee. Wayne was also Papa to eighteen (18) grandchildren and ten (10) great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Louise Swails of Fort White, his father, Wesley Alexander Godwin of Hawthorne and stepfather Frank Eldrigde Swails of Fort White. Wayne was born on November 28, 1944 in Gainesville to Wesley and Louise. He graduated from Fort White High School in 1962. After moving to Alachua, Wayne began working for Gainesville Regional Utilities from which he retired in 2002. Following retirement, Wayne volunteered his time to Gilchrist County School Board as a substitute bus driver, driving Bell and Trenton students to sporting events across Florida. There was a celebration of Waynes life on June 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs. _____________________ Mr. Eugene Gene Van Aernam Eugene Gene Van Aernam, 78, of Old Town, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Gene was born September 19, 1939 in Stuart, Iowa. He lived most of his life in Dixie County where he was a logger, tractor salesman and the owner and operator of Gene Van Aernam Trucking. He formerly served 2 terms on the Dixie County School Board. He enjoyed serving the Lord and was a member of Salt Creek Baptist Church. He spent several years in Franklin, NC at his cabin that he loved. His passion in life was serving the Lord by helping others. He was taught to play the harmonica by his grandfather and enjoyed playing and singing with his sons. He loved everyone and was loved by everyone. Gene is survived by his wife Shirley Van Aernam; sons, Frankie Van Aernam (Tammie), Wayne-o Van Aernam (Karen) and Kimbo Van Aernam (Katrina), all of Cross City; step-sons, Clint Johnson (Jennifer), David Welch (Anna) and Joseph Glenn Welch (Teresa); stepdaughters, Pam Pate (Lewis), Toma Michael (Gregory), Dana Corbin (Kenny) and Lynda Kinsey (Dale); brother Jack Van Aernam (JoAnn) of Old Town; sister Karen Coons (Gene) of Cross City; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Coons, Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Everette Hicks at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held Tuesday evening, June 12, 2018, at Rick Gooding Funeral Home between the hours of 6 :00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Homes Cross City and book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. _____________________ Card of Thanks Thank-You does not cover the outpouring of love and kindness that has been shown to us during these calls, text messages, cards, visits, Prayers will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. The loss is unbearable but we take comfort in knowing that Bill is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we will see him again! Bill loved God, his family and his friends. He loved this community and always tried to do the best for everyone he met. Please continue to pray for us in the weeks and months to come. We love each of you and are proud to live in Gilchrist County! Kathy Park Brent and Amy Owens Noah and Zach Obituaries Mrs. Sandra Ann Akins Sandra Ann Akins, 56, of Trenton passed away June 7, 2018. Mrs. Akins was born June 21, 1961 in Daytona Beach, but had lived in the Trenton area for over 13 years, after moving here from Citrus County. She was a member of Otter Creek Baptist Church, and in her spare time enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Mrs. Akins is survived by her husband Francis Akins, her sons Frank Akins of Bronson and Larry Glover of Orlando, her daughters Suzanne Bottoms of Williston, Rebecca Hood of Bronson, April Glover of Tampa, and Savannah Wilson-Brown of Janice Ashley of Gulf Hammock, her brother Jim Ashley, her sister Susan Dreggors, three grandchildren, and other extended family members. Graveside services for Mrs. Akins were held at 2:00 PM Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Red Level Cemetery in Crystal River, with Reverend Billy Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at _________________ SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Claire made this great quilt. Its very relaxing. The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 7th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Joining us on Thursday was Marlene from Butler, Pennsylvania. She usually drops by about twice a year and spends the day quilting. We really appreciate her help. Were still waiting for her to move down here. quilt in the frame and boy were we surprised to discover that it was only Derek and the guys from Lancaster were out this week. They were kept busy trying to get caught up with the weeds and grass. We fertilized everything a week or so before the rains started. Beads, lace and Latch hook items were brought in this week. Thanks for thinking of us. This week the yard looked great. A few years ago we separated the bulbs on the south end of the building. This year the front and south side were should have even more blooms. I dont know the name of the plants. Submit obituaries to


the contact information provided above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955 8770 for aid in contacting Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 at least two day prior to the date of the meeting. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting is advised that such person will need a record of the proceedings and, accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Publish June 14, 2018b. ______________ NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on June 28, 2018 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2003 NISSAN, VIN# 3N1AB51A63L730444 Located at: 7100 SE SR 26, TRENTON, FL 32693 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc, (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 June 4, 2018 Curtis Levi Martin, 31, of Branford, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, No Bond. Kayla Marie Martinez, 26, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Violation, No Bond. Todd Joseph Thompson, 39, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist County $10,000.00; Total $85,000.00. June 5, 2018 Town, was arrested by the Gilchrist Violation X2, No Bond. Page Six ARREST REPORT Land Transactions Legal Notices 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 1st Street to include: Mill and haul off-site 1.5 roadway Sweep and clean Tack existing asphalt at rate of .10 gal Pave road with 1.5 of SP 12.5 hot mix asphalt and compact Move and reset concrete bumper stops 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 holds Workers Compensation Coverage. Publish: June 7 and June 14, 2018b ____________ Case No.: 2018-CP-0020 IN RE: ESTATE OF JULIA ROSE SYSSKIND___ NOTICE TO CREDITORS date of death was February 26, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist address of which is 112 S Main Street, Trenton, Florida, 32693. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioners attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF THIS NOTICE. 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. ________________ 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 18, 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. ) 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. Hugh Thomas, Katie Kelly, presentation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) 4:30 p.m. Rod Smith, Attorney; 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 Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. 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. COMMISSIONERS Publish June 14, 2018b ______________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING The City of Trenton Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, 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. Consent Items 1. Minutes Planning and Zoning Board Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2017 D. Action Items 1. CP 2018-01 Richard & Ellen Moore, 1426 N. Main Street a. Comprehensive Plan Amendment b. Zoning Map Change 2. SP 2018-10 Elle Concina Expansion E. Public Comments F. 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 14, 2018b. ______________ LEGAL NOTICE GILCHRIST COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a business meeting to which all persons are invited. July 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Suwannee River Economic Council Senior Center located at 1439 SW CR 307A in Trenton, Florida Toll free 888.670.3525 Conference Code 6025675116 To conduct the regular business of the Gilchrist County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 326531603. Pursuant to the provisions of the person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200 If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Publish June 14, 2018b. _____________ Nature Coast Regional Water Authority Notice of Board Meeting The Nature Coast Regional Water Authority (Authority) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs, Florida 32693 The Authority Board will consider the approval of meeting minutes, treasurers report and any action or discussion items involving the Authoritys business. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comment at the meeting, which may be continued to a date and time certain as announced at the meeting. For more information, including a copy of the agenda, please contact Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 or by email at cheyenne.stemple@dixie. In accordance with the Americans special accommodations at the meeting should contact Cheyenne Stemple at 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 Shelby Charlene Craft, 26, of Trenton, was arrested by the Burglary With Assault or Battery, $50,000.00; Battery Touch or Strike X2 $50,000.00; Total Bond $100,000.00. June 5, 2018 Kenneth Myron Staley, 57, of Bell, Facilitate a Felony; No Bond. June 6, 2018 Lincoln Anthony Harrell, 52, of Old Town, was arrested by the for Manufacture of a Controlled Paraphernalia, $20,000.00 Bond. Nathan Christopher Jerdan, 18, of Trenton, was arrested by the $100,000.00. Robert Larry Wesley, 43, of Trenton, was arrested by the for Robbery No Firearm or Weapon, No Assault or Battery, $250,000.00; Theft, $50,000.00; Total Bond $800,000.00. June 7, 2018 Kenneth Charles Sheppard, 57, of Old Town, was arrested by the Substance Without a Prescription, $25,000.00; Total $50,000.00. Christian Manuel Porta, 20, of Probation, No Bond. 07-15-0000-0001-0000 and 0040. E. Sanchez to Ryan Tenbroeck and Victoria Tenbroeck, Warranty Deed, Jason D. White and Holly A. Cook n/k/a Holly A. White to Kyle Birman, Block 13 Suwannee River Estates N. Jacob Leonard Fults to Leonard Jushmer Subdivision. 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


Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 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. Help Wanted Triple M Fruit Company, Inc 79 temporary openings from approximately 7/4/2018 to 8/4//2018 in and around Humboldt and Nevada, Iowa. Detassel corn must be able to walk miles per day while pulling the tassel from each corn stalk, be able to work long hours outdoors in direct sunlight with extreme heat and humidity and be able to lift of 80-100 pounds. Worker will be exposed to pollen the entire day while working. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching will be required. The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Applicants must be 18 years or older. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) of prior experience working on a vegetable crop farm and criminal background check at employers expense. The wages offered are the highest of $13.42/hr. or applicable piece rates, 35 hours per week offered. Hours may vary due to weather conditions. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available and transportation will be provided at no cost for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Initial transportation and subsistence expenses to the jobsite/housing will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or at the Iowa Workforce Development Center, 3 Triton Cir, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Job Order #6497596. 1tp,6-14 ----------------------------------------------AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. These positions will be required to work all shifts. Are you hardworking, dependable, with a positive attitude? Then come join our team. Apply in person at Ayers Health and Rehab, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP tfnb,5-17 Help Wanted Looking for an experienced Semi truck driver. Must have a clean CDL Class A license. Hourly pay and overtime. must be able to work weekends. Hauling from Trenton in a 150 mile radius. Apply at 8400 SW 35th Ave Trenton, FL 32693. 2tb,6-14-6-21 ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class Asphalt crewman. Exp. required on all. 352-535-5479. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Salesperson needed at Gilchrist Building Supply. Looking for motivated, ambitious person with retail sales experience. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------Akins BBQ is now taking applications for line cooks and bussers. Will have to work some days, nights and weekends. Come and ask for Marc or call 352-3189215 to set up an interview. tfnb,4-5 ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be hardworking, dependable, positive attitude for our 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s for our Life Enrichment Department to facilitate recreation programs such as rummy, choir, watercolor painting, story time, baking, club and much more. If you are hardworking, dependable, with a positive attitude and would like to work helping elders enjoy life to the fullest, please apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. -----------------------------------------------Hunting Guides Wanted Gilchrist Club is looking for full time and seasonal hunting guides. Experience preferred in upland bird hunting with high end clientele and providing a unique, personalized experience. Additional experience developing new habitat, training dogs and instructing shotgun shooters is a plus. Hard work and long hours during the season. Salary with great 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. Contact us with your bio & resume: or call 352-463-7070 to schedule an appointment. Do not come to the club without an appointment. 4tp,6-7-6-28 Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal Bermuda $50/roll. Call 352-949-0222. tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool Ages-2-12, VPK, Preschool & Afterschool. Openings available Great rates 352-463-3555. tfnb, 1-30 ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Israel 2019, Pigeon Forge Christmas Show Tour, New Orleans, and Scotland 2019. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. 352-727-2268. 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 Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. They can be picked up at the Trenton Library June 29 5:30. Bring cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned Service. All Major Brands. VISA/MC 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: Fast, friendly, reliable service. Repairs and replacements. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C, Inc. 1-800-5421028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS 1471 NE 512 Avenue, Old Town, FL 32680. Closed Sun & Mon / Open TuesFri 9-5 Sat 9-1. Available after hours seven days a week. Serving Florida and Tri County Area 26 years. 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: dependable, honest, experts, for any and all electrical needs call All Seasons @ 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License number # EC13001855. tfnb,1-10 ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil, demolition, limerock, land clearing. (352) 493-3137 (day) or (352) 463-6111 (night). tfnb,5-28 Help Wanted WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: Must be hardworking, dependable, able to work various shifts have a positive attitude and willing to be trained. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP. tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast and local, tanker experience preferred, minimum 2 years driving, apply in person at 544 NE Lancaster Street, Trenton, FL 32693. tfnb,7-17 ----------------------------------------------Real Estate 1 ACRE BELL AREA: Beautifully No down payment. $9,900, only $102/mo. (352) 215-1018. www. 4tb,6-7-6-28 ----------------------------------------------LOT FOR SALE: Vacant lot at 506 NE 6th Avenue; $12,500; call City Hall at 352-463-4000. 7tb,6-7-7-19 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 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 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 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 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!" 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 "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 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. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT TOP NEWS OBITUARIES SPORTS


Page Eight THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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 CCC#1325497 Bubba Beck WELDING Repairs and Fabrication 352-362-2693 352-949-3263 Submitted The lovely quilt pictured was made by Bell Library Volunteer, Elaine Christmas Parade and the Librarys Christmas Book Sale. All money earned Summer hours are in effect for the Library. The new hours are Tuesday 9:30 great time to catch up on your reading. Please check the new book selections. Remember the books on the portable book cart are free. Take one, two or many! Happy summer reading! Trenton FFA Ag Summer Camp June 4-6, 2018 Trenton FFA hosted Ag Summer Camp. FFA members planned and presented fun activities and lessons to Elementary students about plants, pollinators, animals, and healthy food. Proceeds from the camp will help send our students to the Washington Leadership Conference this summer. The children learn a lot including how to feed cows hay. Miss Lauren and Mr. Adam shown with the FFA Ag Camp kids. News Submitted As retired educators, we know dedicated teachers for our youth. It is the goal of the Levy-Gilchrist Retired Educators Association to help attract and support young people who want to become teachers and to assist them in their preparation. Our local organization annually student from one of our counties. Additionally, the student we select has the opportunity to receive the These scholarships are made possible through the contributions of retired educators and others who wish to honor teachers. School. It is with great pleasure that we announce that the winner of our scholarship is Sarah Lourcey and renewable state scholarship! Congratulations Sarah! Sarah Lourcey is shown with Mrs. Paula Marczynski, LGREA scholarship chair Submitted The American Legion Auxiliary, Newberry Unit #149, Inc. voted to apply and was accepted in Newberry no driver for members to be in the parade. John Brown, Son of the Legion, Post #149, stepped forward for the ladies and donated his truck and trailer and drove for the Auxiliary! Ann Alcorn, President, wearing the hat, and members, Charlene Hughes, Tuten, were up, dressed and had American Legion Auxiliary banner on the trailer by requested time of patriotism for our Veterans and their families, for youth, community and children as they waved to the crowd along the parade route in Newberry and threw candy to those applauding Coordinator, Kathy Thomas, for attending to help with our Veterans and the economic development of our community and surrounding communities. AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 Scholarships Presented Submitted this school year. At Dixie County High School, Sydney Groom, Peyton Smith and Cade Thomas were each Sarah Lourcey and Jared Twombly Each student applying for a scholarship had to complete an American and they must have someone in the family who was or is a Veteran or currently serving in the are some of the brightest students in our area and we are proud to have scholarship. Left to right Tara Tuten Miss Poppy, Ann Alcorn President, John L. Brown Son of the Legion, Charlene Hughes member of Auxiliary, and Debra Hughes member of Auxiliary.