Gilchrist County journal

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Gilchrist County journal
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Trenton, FL
Gilchrist County Journal, John M. Ayers II - Publisher
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Began in 1933.

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 8 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, July 19, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area July 19, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Governor Scott visits Gilchrist County Florida Governor Rick Scott, Rep., made a campaign stop in Gilchrist County last Tuesday evening, July 10. The Governors meet and greet was held at Akins Bar-B-Que in Bell. Governor Scott, a two term governor, announced in April that he was challenging longtime United States Senator Bill Nelson, Dem., who was Governor Scott has held a series of Lets get to work campaign rallies in this part of Florida including rallies in Union and Bradford Counties on Friday, July 13. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz and Florida Governor Rick Scott during the Meet and Greet at Akins BBQ. Governor Scott speaking to the crowd of supporters at the event last week. Wreck results in two local Firemen being hospitalized Community saddened by loss of Marjorie Henley The Trenton Community was sad dened on Monday morning to hear that longtime resident Marjorie Hen ley passed away Sunday evening, July 15. Mrs. Henley worked with the Gil christ County School District for some 38 years. During her lifetime she was a mentor to many local secretary to John Morris and later as secretary in the Trenton High School Married for 57 years, she and her husband Ted Henley have volun teered their time to serve others in the community through numerous causes. They are known to be very giving people who will do anything for anyone. In 2014 Ted and Marjorie Henley were given the Lifetime Achieve ment Award by the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce for their con tributions to Gilchrist County. Mrs. Henleys Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Trenton. Marjorie Henley Annual Scholarship Showdown coming right up! Plans are under way for the 2018 Scholarship Showdown. The Educa tion Foundation Board is planning a fun evening for area residents at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion in Fanning Springs. The Scholarship Showdown is a reverse drawing. For a donation of $100 for a ticket an individual will be entered in the drawing, which makes them eligible to win $2500, $1000, $750, $250 or $100. Only 250 tickets will be sold and ticket holders do not need to be present to win. A delicious catered dinner will be served as the ticket holders wait to see if their number will be drawn. There will also be other games avail able. All the funds raised at this event will be used for scholarships for Gil christ County seniors. In 2018 alone the Education Foundation gave away over 50 scholarships to deserving lo cal seniors. The showdown will begin at 7 p.m. and last until the last prize is given away. Tickets for the Showdown are available at Gilchrist County Court house, Capital City Bank, or Ameris Bank, and Drummond Community Bank. This fund raising event is spon sored by the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County to better the lives of youth of Gilchrist County. For more information call 352262-1829. Trenton youth dies on Friday in accident in Alachua County A 15 year old Trenton youth was plorer traveling south on SW 296th Street in Alachua County on Friday July 13th at 4:22 p.m. Billy Pum phrey, 39 of Trenton was driving the 2007 Ford Explorer when he failed to maintain control of the vehicle. The Explorer was reported to have traversed off of the roadway and col lided with a utility pole. The vehicle overturned several times reported Trooper Pettigny of the Florid High way Patrol. Damon Michael Pumphrey, 15 of Trenton was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Other pas sengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident were: Electra Pumphrey, Jr. 16 of Paisley, FL, Shaynne Kerr, 19 of Paisley, Shawn Maneuel, 17 of Paisley, and Legacy Rasins, 16 also of Paisley, FL. The driver and the passengers reported to have not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. FHP reports that a Homi cide Investigation is being conducted and charges in this accident are pend ing the results of the investigation. Submitted Lynetta Usher Griner has received a prestigious honor for her business success and her contributions to her community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Griner as the 2018 Florida Farmer of the Year. Sunbelt Ag Expo Florida Farmer of the Year, the award recognizes outstanding agriculturists in each of the 10 states in the Southeast. Griners outstanding natural resource conservation achievements also helped earn her the award. Griner and her husband, Ken, manage a timber, cattle and farming operation that has received multiple environmental stewardship awards including Florida Audubons Sustainable Forestry Award, Florida Farm Bureaus CARES Award, the Logger of the Year Award from the Florida Forestry Association, the Southeastern Wood Producers Association and the Forest Resources Association. Griner devotes much of her time to community service. She has served on the Suwannee River Water Management Districts governing female president of the Florida Forestry Association. Griner was also honored as the Florida Department of Agricultures 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. The Griners lead a volunteer program that has raised more than $1 million for the Childrens Miracle Network at the UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital in Gainesville. Lynetta Usher Griner Florida Farmer of the Year Lynetta Usher Griner, Levy Forester named Florida Farmer of the Year By Cindy Jo Ayers Local Firemen Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie were airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital Thursday evening, July 12. Breton, 55 and Cumbie, 22 were in a wreck on SR 26 while responding to their second left Trenton to respond to a medical emergency in the Waccasassa area. The initial call was canceled and they were in route back to Trenton when they received a second call about a According to Florida Highway Pa trol Breton and Cumbie were travel ing west bound with the emergency lights and equipment activated in the 2007 Trenton Fire Rescue SUV. They were approaching a vehicle driven by Jodi Turner of Trenton. They pulled lane in a legal passing zone. Thomas who was driving a 2014 Jetta began to make a left hand turn onto SE 25th Avenue which is locally know as Shady Grove Road. The driver of the Fire Rescue SUV attempted to take evasive action by braking and steer ing toward the left, but was unable to avoid a collision. As a result the front right quarter of the SUV struck the front of the Jetta. Due to the col lision, the Jetta was redirected in a northwesterly direction on the road resting spot. The Fire Rescue SUV began rotating in a clockwise direc tion while sliding in a southwesterly direction across the roadway. It then traveled onto the shoulder of the road and entered the standing water in the ditch before striking a large utility pole with its left side. The SUV was redirected in a northwesterly direc tion from the area of the collision with the utility pole and rotated in a rest. Trenton Public Safety Chief Mat thew Rexroat reported Jodi Turner was transported to Shands Hospital and released with minor injuries. Breton and Cumbie were airlifted to Shands Hospital where they have both received two surgeries and are both still in ICU. As of Tuesday morning, both Breton and Cumbies condition were still listed as critical. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. An account has been set up at Drummond Community Bank in Ryan Cumbie. Trenton Chief Mat thew Rexroat stated that the money deposited at Drummond Community Bank would be going to the families to help meet their medical needs. Chief Rexroat also requested that anyone planning to hold a fundraiser for Breton and Cumbie should con tact him at 463-4010 or stop by the behind Trenton City Hall. Gilchrist joins Opioid litigation with Dixie, Suwannee and Hamilton counties By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission following a short discussion involv ing differences of being involved in litigation law suits involving Opioid drug issues agreed by a 3-2 vote to join Dixie, Suwannee and Hamilton counties to be represented by Avera & Smith LLP. The county will join these and other North Florida coun ties to enter into Opioid Litigation represented by the Gainesville based Commissioner Kenrick Thomas spoke up in saying, Im not in fa vor of joining these other counties to be involved in law suits represented by Avera & Smith over this Opioid problem. I dont think suing is the right thing to do and I am afraid that Gilchrist County could be involved in a counter suit and this could come back to hurt Gilchrist County. Commissioner Langford explained that if Gilchrist County does not be come involved in this legal litigation process, all of these other counties would receive all of the settlement funds. Commission Chairman Harrison was about to relinquish the chair mans position to the Vice Chairman when Commissioner Langford made a motion in favor of Gilchrist County approving a fee retainer agreement for Opioid Litigation between Avera & Smith LLP and Gilchrist County. Commissioner Poitevint agreed as she gave a second to the motion. Chair man Harrison called for a Roll Call vote as Commissioners Poitevint, Langford and Harrison voted in favor of the motion while Commission ers Thomas and Gray voted No. The Commission will be involved in this retainer fee based on from 10% up to 25% of the settlement that is received by Gilchrist County. Mr. Smith told the Commission in a presentation in a meeting over a month ago, that if Gilchrist County doesnt receive any settlement, they dont pay the legal --The Commission recommended a proposed millage rate of 9.5 mills for ad Valorem property taxes and a 1.0624 millage rate for the Munici pal Service Taxing Unit which funds the Emergency Medical Services in Gilchrist County. The board agreed with a unanimous vote to approve the proposed rates. The Commission will also hold their Proposed Budget Public Hearing on September 6, 2018 and a Final Budget Public Hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018. These meetings will be held in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting facil ity. The public is welcome to attend. --Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby reported to the Com mission that he has received a change order involving the resurfacing of CR340 just north of Bell. This change will increase the thickness of asphalt that is applied to the project when the FDOT funded project begins in Au gust. The change order will increase the project to $449,892.23. A mo tion to approve the change order on CR-340 was made by Commissioner Thomas and Commissioner Poitevint agreed as the board approved the project by a unanimous vote. Mr. Crosby also reported to the signs have been considered to be put in place on CR-340 at the US-129 in tersection and at the SR-47 intersec tion also on CR-340. He explained that these lights would be solar pow ered and would be installed on CR340 on the east and west bound lanes of these two intersections. The Com mission is striving to prevent any fur ther vehicle accidents from occurring at these two busy intersections. The County Administrator reported that resurfacing on CR -340 is expected to begin in two weeks. --The Commission approved Reso lution 2018-17, which declares April 19th of each and every year thereaf ter as the Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day here in Gilchrist County. A motion was made by Commissioner Langford to approve Pancake Breakfast to be held for local Firemen Breton and Cumbie Saturday Two Trenton Firemen Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie were hospitalized after being involved in a wreck on the accident occurred. The Newberry Lions Club will be in Trenton for Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie Saturday, July 21 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and lasting until 11 or until the food runs out. The breakfast will be held at Trenton Fire Station 25, located beside the SE Trenton City Park. The breakfast is free but the Lions Club members are asking those who attend to make a donation for Breton and Cumbie. Resolution 2018-17 to make April 19th of each calendar year Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Gilchrist County. Commissioner Gray gave a second to the motion before the Commission all agreed in appreciation of our law enforcement continue to serve the people in Gil christ County. Continued on page 3 Sheri Schultz holds Town Hall meeting in Bell people were left standing on Monday evening, July 16 at the Bell Commu nity Center. This meeting was one in a series of Town Hall meetings host ed by Sheriff Bobby Schultz. Sheriff Schultz covered a lot of topics that the citizens of Gilchrist County are concerned about. During his 2013 run for sheriff, then candi date Schultz promised the citizens the he would always be accessible to them. One of the ways he is keep ing his campaign promise is to hold the Town Hall style meetings where those attending have an opportunity to ask the sheriff questions. After the meeting, citizens were asked to talk to the Sheriffs administrators about personal concerns that they might have. Sheriff Schultz talked about one reason for holding the meetings at this time was on April 19, our world changed forever. That was the date that Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Dep uty Sheriff Taylor Lindsey were shot while having lunch in a Trenton res taurant. Sheriff Schultz said Things are getting back to the new normal at citizens for their concern and Continued on page 3 Help the Journal help Students For the tenth year in a row the Gilchrist County Journal is working to help offset costs to local teachers and parents by providing school supplies for children who need them during the 2018-19 school year. A collection box has been set up inside the Gilchrist County Journal located at 207 North Main Street in Trenton. Please drop off donated school supplies at the Journal.


Page Two THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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. 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 7/19 to 7/25 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th Low 1:32 AM 0.9 High 7:37 AM 3.2 19 Low 2:19 PM 1.1 08 PM 2.8 F Low 2:20 AM 1.2 High 8:26 AM 3.3 20 Low 3:34 PM 1.0 High 9:33 PM 2.6 Sa Low 3:16 AM 1.6 High 9:20 AM 3.3 21 Low 4:52 PM 0.9 High 11:01 PM 2.6 Su Low 4:20 AM 1.8 High 10:16 AM 3.3 22 Low 6:01 PM 0.6 M 23 High 12:16 AM 2.6 Low 5:24 AM 1.8 23 High 11:10 AM 3.4 Low 6:55 PM 0.4 Tu 24 High 1:12 AM 2.7 Low 6:22 AM 1.8 24 High 12:00 PM 3.6 Low 7:40 PM 0.2 W High 1:56 AM 2.8 Low 7:11 AM 1.7 25 High 12:45 PM 3.7 Low 8:19 PM 0.1 Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor needs volunteers We are now seeking volunteers in several categories, to be part of Otter Springs ForVets Camp Valor, a 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 is scheduled to begin construction in the near future, near the springs. For more information or with questions, please call Debbie Destin, at (352) 215-5476. Youre welcome to our next monthly ForVets Volunteer meeting will be Monday, July 25th, at 6PM, at the Trenton Library. I look forward to meeting you there! Reunions Swilley Family Reunion July 22 The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 22 at the Pavilion at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and family and friends are invited to come early and share pictures or stories about the family. Any Swilley family or friends will be very welcome. Franklin Noel Swilley (18461931) married Minerva Orange Rowe (1858-1930). They had the following children: Samuel Swilley (1876-1900), Maggie Lorene Swilley Brown (1876-1937), Thomas Jacob (1880-1961), Kenneth Robert (18821945), Clement Scott (1884 1967), Mary Louise Swilley Jones (18871972), Reezin Rufus Frank Swilley (1889-1918), Sallie Swilley Moore (1891-1934), Annice Gay Swilley Brock (1893-1948), Call Rowe Swilley (1896-1959) and Clyatt Orlando Swilley (1896-1968). Bring a covered dish. Ice and paper goods will be provided. Lunch will be at 12:30. For more information call Sammie at (352) 493-4406. 52nd Annual Philman Reunion August 4 Come early to visit prior to lunch at noon. The reunion will be at Hart Springs, 4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Please bring a covered dish, des sert, cold drinks and ice to share. Bring pictures for the Memorial Table. Any questions, please contact Maxine Cummings at (386) 9353989; Erma Hines Cobb at (352) 224-8705 and Jerry Philman at (352) 546-5692. _____________ Akins Reunion on July 21 Do not forget! Akins Reunion will be on July 21, 2018 at the Trenton Community Center in Trenton. We will start at 11:00 a.m. with meet ing and will eat around 12:00 p.m.. Please bring a covered dish and des sert or both. Looking forward to see ing all of our Akins relatives. _____________ Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 to meet American Legion will be holding a meeting of the general membership on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at their meeting house located at 4200 S. U.S. 129 Bell, FL or about halfway between Trenton and Bell on the curve. _____________ Submit local news to the Gilchrist County Journal by calling (352) 463-7135 or send an e-mail to 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!" "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 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 Shepherd-Crews Reunion Aug. 4 Submitted The Viola Crews Shepherd family will be having a reunion on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Bell Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. A covered dish luncheon will be served at 12:00 noon. _____________ Townsend Family Reunion Aug. 11 Submitted The Townsend Reunion, Family, Food and Fellowship is a Tasty Tradition since 1947. The reunion will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Hart Springs. The gathering will start at 10:00 a.m. and the feast will begin at 1:00 p.m. News Wanted Gilchrist Rotary News Submitted July 16th at the Womans Club in Trenton was a busy day for the out of our members, President Aaron Haynes distributed special Rotary coins to recognize all members who have served as President of our organization in the past. It was fun to recognize and applaud all who served in a leadership role for our Club. Rotarian Theresa Sapp hosted our program and introduced two speakers for the day, Joanne Halter and Pee Wee Faught, who are both Rotarians. Theresa is an Army Brat who has been married to her husband Leslie for thirty-one years. They have two adult children and one grandchild. hunting, gardening, and traveling. Theresa is an RN who works with Kindred Homecare. Joanne Halter, who is proudly from Bell and has worked in healthcare Kindred and spoke to us about the issue of people falling down and how devastating falls can be to the person who falls and to their loved ones. Did you know that someone every 11 seconds in our country? billion dollars a year and results in 2.8 million clinical visits each year! And the sad part is that these falls can be prevented. Joanne emphasized the most important factor is the person or family needs to identify the propensity for a falloften caused by dizziness, medications, dementia, other medical conditions and even light blindness. Joanne outlined measures such as installing grab bars in the bathroom, leaving low lighting on at night, removing rugs that could cause one to trip and putting a bell on a pet that could get in the persons path. This was very useful information as we all either are at risk for a fall or know someone who is and prevention is the best strategy. PeeWee Faught has been in the air conditioning business since he graduated from high school. Married to Yuliya for twelve years, PeeWee has two children and owns Akins Heating and Air. The timing of PeeWees presentation was perfect as the days have been hot and humid and understanding how air conditioning works is helpful! PeeWee taught us about the different types of air conditioners, new regulations that are changing the industry, and how his Rotary President Aaron Haynes, Rotarians PeeWee Faught, Joanne Halter and Theresa Sapp Gilchrist Rotary Past Presidents (not pictured D. Ray Harrison, Jr., John Frazier, Scott Guthrie, Marvin Weaver and Joanna Buckles). business focuses on air conditioning, heating, venting and indoor air quality. Our luncheon was delicious! Chefs Table Bistro Chef Jason Fuchs provided barbecue ribs, coleslaw, baked beans, garlic toast and assorted cakes and teas. Thanks to Theresa Sapp for two great presentations! Gilchrist County Animal Services low cost Vaccination Day Submitted On Saturday, July 14, 2018 Gilchrist County Animal Services held a one day special low-cost vaccination day. Dog and cat vaccines in addition to micro-chipping were available to county residents. 73 local residents participated in the event. Residents were also able to tour the facility and visit with county animal control staff to understand the service the shelter offers. The countys animal services goal was to make sure as many dogs/cats are vaccinated and micro-chipped. Micro-chipping is important if an animal becomes separated from their owner they can be returned quickly to the owner. A micro chip is a very small chip that is inserted under the animals skin. The chip contains information about the animal and its owner that can be read with a special reader at a special reader. Gilchrist County Animal Services would like to thank Dr. Thomas Hester from Trenton Animal Hospital for donating his time and services to make this event possible. The shelter staff and many shelter volunteers worked throughout the day during the event helping with registrations, veterinary services and assisting owners with their pets. We hope to make this a yearly event. For additional information contact Erika Hudson at (352) 463-4084 or Dr. Thomas Hester Micro-chipping a dog.


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ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. SELECTS NOMINATING COMMITTEE On July 16, 2018, the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. met and appointed the following members as a committee for nominations: The committee will meet on July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to select nominees to represent districts 2, 3, and 7 as Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. These districts are presently repre sented by: Carl Roof District 2 Tony Weeks District 3 Kenneth OSteen District 7 The Cooperative's Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 10:00 a.m. Randy Alumbaugh William Goess Patricia Ingram Jerry T. Jones William G. Jones Vernon Long Marion M. OSteen James A. Parker, III Carolyn Snyder Commissioner Gray asked staff for an update on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan submittal to allow the Solar Farm to be constructed on SR 26 west of Trenton. Mr. Crosby re ported that Mrs. Dedenbach, Gilchrist Countys former land use planner has agreed to draft and deliver the pro posed change to Gilchrist County in order for this land use change to be made and submitted to the Depart ment of Economic Opportunity in Tallahassee. Mr. Gray asked how long they thought this process would take once it is submitted to the state agency in Tallahassee. Attorney Lang estimated the land use change should be submitted back to Gilchrist Coun ty for adoption within three months. --The Commission approved Ordi nance 2018-03 that was presented by Attorney Lang during the Monday afternoon meeting. This ordinance limit on County Road NW 50th Street from US Highway 129 extending east to NW 20th avenue. A motion was made by Commissioner Thomas to approve Ordinance 2018-03 to es tablish this speed limit on this county maintained road. Commissioner Gray gave a second to the motion as ordinance. Gilchrist joins Opioid litigation with Dixie, Suwannee and Hamilton counties outpouring of support after the shootings. The Sheriff said he knew Gilchrist County was the best county in the country. The raise in starting salaries for new deputies and a raise for existing personnel was also discussed. Sheriff Schultz thanked the Gilchrist County Commission for their support and making the raises possible. The new starting pay for deputies is $34,000, formerly it was $30,000. It was reported that at this time some 40% of all crimes in Gilchrist County are being solved. Sheriff Schultz thanked Judge Sheree Lan caster and the District Attorney Bill Cervone and Robert Willis for con victing the criminals and putting them in prison. Narcotics in the county were also discussed. The Sheriff asked resi dents to please report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. He went on to say that often times they are able to stop drug dealers due to tips from citizens. School safety was also a topic of the meeting. At the beginning of the 2018 school year each of the four schools in the county will have a Sheriff Schultz said he and his staff, the school board, and Superintendent Robert Rankin were working to make Gilchrist County Schools as safe as possible. Other topics were discussed, such Sheriff Bobby Schultz shown speaking to the citizens who attended the Town Hall Meeting on Monday evening in Bell. Sheri Schultz holds Town Hall meeting in Bell as the need for a new jail. Gilchrist County has the second oldest operat ing jail in the state. Some were con cerned about people speeding through Bell and the safety of the intersection at CR 340 and SR 129. Sheriff Schultz also spoke of re sponsible citizens arming themselves and the concealed weapons class throughout the year. Ralph Smith, the Emergency Man agement Director for the county, was called on to explain the Smart 911 program. Citizens can go online and list their medical history information this important information before they arrive. Other information should also include gate codes and infor mation about family pets and more. The Sheriff said Kieran Bryan, the Gilchrist County 911 coordinator in one who does not have a computer go online and register their information with Smart 911. Other Town Hall meeting will be held in different locations throughout the county in the near future. Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 4 Pets Sake holding a Can Drive Submitted The Gilchrist Building Supply will be a drop off for the aluminum cans. Please bring cans to the blue barrel around the back. This is for 4 Pets Sake Aluminum can Fundraiser. Thank you so much. Renee Emenecker (386)-935-0975 Last week I awoke to 60 degree mornings and for several days it reached only the high 70s by mid af ternoon. The break from our Florida heat was amazing as some friends and I drank coffee on the front porch of the vacation rental cabin high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Well, I guess a little less than 3000 feet isnt all that high by mountain standards. If you are a Florida native like me 3000 feet seems pretty high. Our Cabin was located on the side of a mountain in the Valle Crusic val ley of North Carolina. Valle Crusic is beautiful with lots of old barns and farmhouses scattered throughout the valley. It is located between the towns of Banner Elk and Boone. We drove winding mountain roads with charm ing names such as Baird Creek Road, Love Hallow Road, and Turkey Foot Lane. It seemed we could not get enough of the pretty white rhododen drons that were in full bloom. During our stay we ate at Over Yonder Restaurant in the heart of Valle Crusic and visited the Mast General Store and Annex. We found lots of treasures that needed to come home with us including a big supply of penny candy. Actually, most of the candy never made it home. On Saturday, July 7, while plan ning a trip to the local quilt shop in Blowing Rock we just happened to reach town just before their annual July 4th parade, which was held on the 7th. The parade was lots of fun and featured many patriotic themed entries. Later they had live patriotic music in the park which was quite moving. One afternoon after some hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we found a wonderful park to relax in, located in back of the Mast General Store Annex. This pretty park fea tured a wonderful walking path down by the Watauga River. It wasnt long before we found big rocks to sit on so we could take off our shoes and hang our tired feet in the cool moun tain stream. The local and vacation ing children were playing in the shal low water, stacking up the rounded river rocks to make small dams in the that children have just as much fun playing in a mountain stream today as they did when our children were young and we visited Deep Creek in Bryson City. Beech Mountain was our destina tion one day as we drove to an eleva tion of 5,506 feet. Their welcome sign boasted that Beech Mountain was Eastern Americas Highest Town when it was incorporated in 1981. We were in Banner Elk for lunch that day and ate at the Banner Elk Cafe. The cafe featured wonder ful home-style, from scratch meals. Those ladies in the kitchen fried wonderful fresh okra and their meat loaf was some of the best I have ever eaten. Fortunately the vegetables up there are just coming in. Their local grown corn was so fresh and sweet. We found NC grown blackberries as big as your thumb at one roadside vegetable stand. Their fresh blueber ries were fat and sweet. One afternoon we hiked to Linville Falls and found them very pretty. The three-tiered waterfall plunges into Linville Gorge, which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians. We hiked from fall level to high above it on a trail that let us view the falls from several dif ferent angles. While there we visited the Moses Cone Manor, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. The manor is now used to display amaz ing works of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Then we took a hike a mile or so through the pretty farm land and through a forest that was part of the estate. Moses Cone was know as the The Denim King because his textile mills produced denim for the Levi Strauss Company in the late 1800s. All throughout the trip we really were blooming in abundance this time of year. But all in all, the cool weather and no humidity seemed to be the very best. --rustic because the crust is not put in pan and the crust is folded up around Mountain Berry Flat Pie 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 pre-made pie crust (Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts (Found in the cold food area next to canned biscuits in most grocery stores) Oatmeal crumb topping 1/2 cup oats, quick cooking 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup pecans, chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place washed blueberries in a large bowl and add lemon juice, toss to coat. and cinnamon. Add to blueberries and toss to coat. Unroll pie crust and place on cookie on top of crust leaving about two inches around the edge of crust with In a medium bowl, combine oats, and mix with hands until topping is crumbly, mix in pecans. Sprinkle on top of blueberries. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. respectability. Sam Keen The Branford Camera Club to meet Submitted The Branford Camera Club meeting is July 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Hatch Park in Branford. Hatch Park is at 403 Craven Street, Branford. For further info, contact club president, Gary Kueppers (386) 658-6442. Dennis Weigel will be enlightening us to Travel Photography; all aspects of how to get great photos while traveling. This is something everyone should learn and use for their vacations and other travel. Notice about Spay/ Neuter payment from 4 Pets Sake Submitted 4 Pets have found it necessary to accept only money orders for payment of spay/neuters. We are receiving returned checks and we can no longer take the time or spend the original money to make checks good. Also, we are not accepting money for surgeries because we need a paper trail. Sorry, but we have to do it this way. Sincerely, 4 Pets Sake, Inc. Warren Emenecker


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Take a quick look and count how many keys are in your pocket or purse. Dont we take these funny looking little things for granted? That is, until we need one and cant name of a key is synonymous with how important they can be: crucial, strategic, basic, central, major, In other words, it is usually key at your keys and think about what they do for you. The job of a key that is protected or limited only to to what that key protects. For example, my key ring includes a and a safe deposit box. With each all these places. I bring this up because I read something recently in scripture that stuck in my mind about keys. Isaiah 33:5-6 has this to say: The Lord is exalted, for He with justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your and wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. foundation for our times, a rich of wisdom, and a rich store of knowledge. Who doesnt want access to a sure foundation, especially in our times? Apart from Gods offer of a sure foundation, the best we can do is recall the good old days which had its own share of religion attempts to answer and one wrestled with or Acts 16:30 records the jailer asking Paul and Silas the question What must I do to be Access to this rich store is indeed priceless. The rich stores of wisdom and knowledge are worthy pursuits as well in order to be successful and in order to gain knowledge and become wise. Studies suggest those who continue learning later in life are less likely to lose brain function. In fact, there doesnt access to a rich store of wisdom or knowledge, but we could be pounding on the door of these rich stores and still be denied access without the key. key to this foundation and these rich stores: the fear of the Lord. or awe; a recognition of His place and our place. Translated into our daily life, this would mean that we God is and what we are. It also means when God speaks, we dont keep doing our own thing, shrug our shoulders and say, Oh well, God understands me. It means we listen up with fear and trembling. access to these destinations, and is New Hope Baptist Church 4470 NW CR-236 P. O. Box 14 Bell, FL 32619 Pastor: Billy Philman We welcome you to come and share in the word of God SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM Club House Rentals Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 502 NE 7th Street Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-3793 SERVICE TIMES: Sunday 9:30 am .... Bible Study 10:30 a.m. ..... Worship 5:00 p.m. ..... Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ... Bible Study 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 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 Bethel Baptist Church 7070 SW CR 334A Trenton, FL 32693 (352) 463-2028 JULY 29, 2018 11 AM SERVICE Please join us as we take a day to pray for our students as they enter the new school year. Every child present will receive a backpack full of needed school supplies. BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK SUNDAY Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center Backs the Blue! proceeds to the families of Sgt. Noel Ramirez Melissa Grant, Kiki Bell, Jennifer White, Jennifer Wilkerson, Lt. Keagon Weatherford, Lt. Clint Anderson, Jo Buckles, Rhiana Fisher, Sheriff Bobby Shultz, Taylor Ericson, Kim Ericson, Garrett Underwood, Danette Hyde, Regina Bell, Tiffany Jones, Sheryl Brown, Rebecca Mango, Sandy Moore, Delight Burke, Allen Tilson, Robin Norris, and Mike Durst. Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Womens Group Gilchrist County is now home to create a place for women to go and enjoy the company of others with a passion for agriculture while making a difference in the community. The Gilchrist County group started in January and has taken on exciting tary for Ag Literacy Day. Students and read a book about where in the state these foods come from. Their most recent project was pro for those staying with family mem bers at the VA Hospital. The Gilchrist County Womens ture Book Program. With this pro gram, they plan to partner with local culture to both elementary schools in the county. The group meets monthly at Akins and has a Facebook page with meet ing dates and updates. Rachel Penabella and Ashley Jones at the Fischer House in Gainesville. at the Trenton Community Center raised $5,066 for the families of the Fallen Deputies Sgt. Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey. The meal featured ribs and brisket and was enjoyed by all who attended. The Trenton City employees and came out and supported the Fallen We really appreciate the support and the donations that were made. Volunteer workers at the plate assembly line during the BBQ. Local Residents Received Their Degrees from Western Governors University Submitted Orlando its 64th commencement ceremony earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 15,000 students from across the country. in Nursing degree. Christy VanDuren of Newberry in Nursing degree. Jessica Schwab of Newberry has Nursing degree. degree. her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Submitted of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, October 5, 6, and 7, 2018 for their 50th Reunion. Class President Franklin Watson lost 14 that we know of, but we are missing contact information for quite a few of our classmates and asked if anyone is in contact with any of our classmates to ask them to contact him at Complete details of the weekend will be communicated as they are Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Patty Leggett, Jean Richardson, Chris Riess, Latner, Sabra Lindsey, J. D. Jordan and Tiffany Owens VunCannon on July


Page Five THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Obituaries 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 Mr. Eugene Virgil Gene Coons Eugene Virgil Gene Coons, departed his earthly home in Cross City, peacefully in his sleep, and entered into his heavenly home on Monday, July 9, 2018. Bro. Gene was born August 11, 1941 in Gallatin, New York and proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. Praise the Lord for the Navy because that is how he met Karen in Orlando. After they wed, they started their business, American Blue Printing. In 1976, Bro. Gene surrendered to the Lords call to full time ministry. He earned his BD, Masters, and Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. He began his ministry by serving as a deacon at Victory Baptist Church, Orlando. In 1978 he was ordained into Gospel Ministry and served as pastor at Oak Dale Baptist Church, Newberry for almost 8 years, then the Lord called him into full time Evangelism for 8 years. In 1994, the Lord called Bro. Gene to pastor Hope Baptist Church in Theressa for over 14 years. During his tenure, church facilities and properties were expanded and established Hope Christian Academy. In 2008, Bro. Gene retired full time pastoral ministries. He and Sister Karen moved to Cross City and he served several churches in that area as interim Pastor. He loved spending time with his sports. Bro. Genes mission in life was preaching the word, exhaulting the saved, witnessing for Christ and mentoring young preachers. Bro. Gene is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen Coons; daughter, Kristen Coons McRae (Malcolm) of Tallahassee; brothers, Bobby (Delores) Coons, Raymond (Pam) Coons, Clifford (JoAnn) Coons, all of NY, and Terry (Gwen) Coons, of Newberry; sisters, Veronica Urban, Irene Wilms, Joanna Decker, Linda (Son) Tran, all of NY, and Sherry (John) Scism, of PA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kerri Coons, brothers, Ernie Coons and baby Robert, sisters, Jean Cade, Kim Martin and Carol Wilms, and his parents Ernest and Caroline Coons. Funeral services for Bro. Gene were held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at New Prospect Baptist Church, with Rev. Donnie Lott, Pastor Jason Jones, Interment followed at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service. be made to the First Baptist Church of Jena, building fund. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at _____________________ Mr. David A. Douglas David A. Douglas of Trenton, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 69. area in 2013 from Knoxville, TN. David was a retired Correctional David is survived by his wife Edith, sons David Jr., Gary Bud, and Marshall Douglas, daughter Ashley Douglas, sisters Agnes Lake and Debbie Thigpen, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family will be holding a memorial at a later date. David is under the care of Knauff Funeral _____________________ Mr. Daniel Jenkins Dannal Jenkins, 67, Wesley Chapel, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Mr. Jenkins was a Live Oak native and was of Church of God faith. He drove a Semi most of machines but his favorite thing to do was play with his grandchildren. Mr. Jenkins is survived by: Janet Jenkins; daughter: Saprina Jenkins; two sons: Raleigh Jenkins, Kevin Jenkins; two sisters: Shirley Dickert, Mary Welch; four brothers: Billy Ray Jenkins, Dewey Jenkins, Danny Jenkins, John Jenkins; eight grandchildren: Kaleb, Jason, Kylee, Liberty, Landon, Brooklyn, Winter and Madison. Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, July 15th at Daniels Memorial Chapel in Branford. The burial followed in Wayfair Cemetery in Bell. Please sign the guestbook at www. Daniels Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. of Live Oak and Branford in charge of arrangements. _____________________ Mr. Nathan A. Martin Nathan A. Martin, 76, a life long resident of Bell, passed away July 11, 2018 at his home after an extended illness. Nathan served four years in the U. S. Navy. He retired from the Gilchrist County Road Department after 33 years. Nathan is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Martin and Lee Martin Fryman; brother Noel Martin and niece Jean Martin Roberts. He is survived by his wife Vida Martin and daughters, Angie (Jason) Faircloth, Katrina (Mark) Havelock and Sandra (Jay) Perryman; two nieces Debbie (Jerry) Wright and Joan Martin Reed; sister-in-law Yvonne Martin and a multitude of loving grandchildren, great nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Gravesite services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Jennings Lake Cemetery, be made to Haven Hospice at www. Arrangements were under the care of Crevasses Cremations. _____________________ Mrs. Lillian Osting Lillian Osting, 86, of Bell passed away on July 12, 2018. She was born April 21, 1932 in Louisville, KY. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Raymond and one sister, Janet. Survivors include daughters Sandra (Wayne) Exum and Kathy (Michael) Kwiceinski; grandchildren Kristie (Jason) DeMartino, Gator (Fiance Misty) Exum, II; great grandchildren Jason DeMartino II, Brandon DeMartino, two brothers Terry and Joe; two sisters Myrtle and Donna. She will be dearly missed by her friends/caregivers Nancy Choie and Brooke Whittington and her beloved fur-baby Misti Lou. No memorial service is planned. made in her honor to millcreekfarm. org or _____________________ Mrs. Nancy Cassidy Padgett Nancy Cassidy Padgett, 49, of Cross City passed away July 8, 2018. Mrs. Padgett was born May 29, 1969 in Gainesville, but had spent all her life in the Cross City area. She was a honorary member and Secretary of the Florida Retired Educators Association and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Padgett will always be remembered as a proud housewife and loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Padgett is survived by her husband of 20 years Billy Padgett, her sons Bobby Trey (Meaghan) Davis, III and David (Renee) Davis, her parents Windle Wink and Gail Cassidy, her grandmother Elizabeth Cassidy, her grandchildren Lynnox and Lily, and other extended family members. Funeral services for Mrs. Padgett were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Jason Jones and Pastor followed at Cross City Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Please sign the online guest book at _____________________ Mrs. Delia Dee Yeargan Delia Dee Yeargan died in the care of Hospice on July 8, 2018 in Spring Hill due to complications weeks earlier. She was 84. Delia was born on December 6, 1933 in Middletown, Rhode Island. After many years working within her to travel the United States visiting national parks and other destinations Known as a woman with a servants heart, Delia spent many hours of her free time volunteering within Pine Grove Baptist Church, as well as sorting donations at the local pregnancy resource center, assembling school backpacks, and working at various food pantries. Delia always worked hard and with a dedicated purpose to inspire change for others within her community. Delia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Dan Burgdorf of Spring Hill; her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Nichole Yeargan; her sister, Diamond Perry; and six grandchildren. A Celebration of Life in Delias honor will take place on July 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Delias life. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala. _____________________ Mrs. Nancy Lee Reed Nancy Lee Reed, 59 years old, passed away on July 12, 2018 at St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Petersburg from an extended illness. Nancy was born November 28, 1958 in Gainesville to the late Evangeline Van Langford Reed and Douglas G. Reed of Trenton. Nancy attended Newberry High School, but obtained her High School Diploma by attending night school. She worked as an EMT in the early 1980s, but began working for her parents in the family business, Reeds Pneumatics, in 1984. In the early 1990s, Nancy people. Nancy was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Archer in the early 1980s. She moved to Trenton in 1986 when the family business was moved from Archer to Suwannee River, going to the beach with her grandchildren and making She is survived by her three daughters; Kimberly Renner-Days of Dixie County, Sarah RennerLindsey of Alachua County and Kara McQuiston-McDonald of St. Petersburg; sisters include Betty Ann Beckelheimer of St. Petersburg, Carmen Powers of Key West and a brother, James (Patricia) Reed of Denham Springs, LA. She has 8 grandchildren; Logan Hauser, Wyatt Renner, Christopher Lindsey, Kyra McDonald, Kyle McDonald KJ. McDonald, Isabelle Nichols and Eli Talton. She has 6 nephews; Don Heard, Shannon Heard, James Greer, Billy Al-Alawi, Jeremy Reed, Marty Reed and 2 nieces, Nadia Al-Alawi and Rhonda Al-Alawi. Nancy is predeceased by her parents; Evangeline L. Reed and Douglas G. Reed and a sister, Linda Al-Alawi. A Memorial Service in honor of Nancys Life will be held at a later date. Cattle remained fairly steady this week compared to two weeks ago. Some of the lighter weight calves showed some signs of being a little stronger. Jack Hazen, Jr. sold the top slaughter bull this week at $83.00 bought by Brown Packing. Richard Horton sold the top slaughter cow this week $63.00 bought by Brown Packing. Floyd Rogers sold the highest priced replacement cow at $94.00 bought by Foy Reynolds Cattle. Register Farms sold the top replacement bull at $90.00 bought by Terrell Register. Billie Gladwell and Sharon Sims sold the highest priced pairs at $1,075.00 bought by Terrell Register and Mike Mcrae Cattle. The high price yearling was sold by Chuck Townsend to Foy Reynolds Cattle for $335.00. #1 STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 117.50, 185.00, (140.83) 200-249, 190.00, 335.00, (250.00) 250-299, 184.00, 200.00, (190.75) 300-349, 180.00, 198.00, (186.91) 350-399, 154.00, 170.00, (162.75) 400-449, 144.00, 151.00, (146.67) 450-499, 143.00, 147.00, (146.00) 500-549, 139.00, 148.00, (145.00) 550-599, 121.00, 140.00, (130.50) 600-649, 130.00, 139.00, (134.50) #1 1/2 #2 STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 85.00, 117.50, ( 95.00) 200-249, 132.50, 190.00, (154.71) 250-299, 120.00, 184.00, (150.94) 300-349, 102.50, 180.00, (146.50) 350-399, 87.50, 154.00, (132.23) 400-449, 90.00, 144.00, (132.08) 450-499, 65.00, 143.00, ( 97.45) 500-549, 120.00, 139.00, (130.50) 550-599, 50.00, 121.00, ( 87.83) 600-649, 51.00, 130.00, (100.50) #1 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 167.50, 275.00, (221.25) 200-249, 148.00, 320.00, (209.00) 250-299, 140.00, 150.00, (143.88) 300-349, 144.00, 170.00, (157.00) 350-399, 139.00, 146.00, (142.17) 400-449, 134.00, 148.00, (141.00) 450-499, 126.00, 142.00, (132.75) 500-549, 128.00, 128.00, (128.00) 550-599, 130.00, 131.00, (130.50) 600-649, 127.00, 129.00, (128.00) #1 1/2 #2 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 115.00, 167.50, (137.38) 200-249, 125.00, 148.00, (132.45) 250-299, 114.00, 140.00, (123.62) 300-349, 113.00, 144.00, (128.70) 350-399, 119.00, 139.00, (126.27) 400-449, 122.00, 134.00, (125.83) 450-499, 114.00, 126.00, (120.25) 500-549, 119.00, 128.00, (125.00) 550-599, 80.00, 130.00, (112.67) 600-649, 43.00, 127.00, ( 98.25) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 45.00, 94.00, (59.45) 800-1000, 48.00, 64.00, (54.54) 1000-1200, 50.00, 63.00, (56.29) 1200-1400, 50.00, 69.00, (57.20) 1400-UP, 56.00, 56.00, (56.00) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 68.00, 90.00, ( 79.00) 1200-1400, 73.00, 75.00, ( 74.00) 1400-1600, 74.00, 85.00, ( 78.17) 1600-1800, 74.00, 80.00, ( 76.25) 1800-2000, 0.00, 0.00, ( 0.00) PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 450.00 1,075.00 775.00 TOTAL: 499 LIVESTOCK REPOR T The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 12th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Hildreth worked on the quilt in the frame while the other ladies were working on their own projects. At our pot luck lunch we were interested in tasting the grits pie that was brought in. The pie looked like an egg custard. It was made with grits, eggs, buttermilk. We topped off our slices with whipped cream made with coconut milk. It was good, not as good as pecan pie even though I Im not ready for that. John and the guys from Lancaster were out this week. The rain makes it the weeds. The Blue Sky vine which is a member of the Morning Glory family needs tending every week. Thanks guys for all you do. Summertime is a slow time for the Museum. We spend the time folding fabric and straightening the shelves. This week we worked on the quilt books. We have 100s of quilt books/ booklets that have been donated. Come out and get ideas for a new quilt.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 Land Transactions Legal Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP, holder of the File #: 18-0015-TD 2015 Description of property: LOTS 15 & 16 BLK E UNIT 2 TWO RIVERS ESTATE 12-7-14 67/217 70/655 117/12 167/152 167/153 197/269 263/543 2001/3266 Assessed to: EASTON BULLARD JR LILLY R BROWN Florida 7th day of Todd Newton GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL CINDY CHADWICK, DEPUTY CLERK __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP, holder of the File #: 2015 Description of property: W 5 AC OF COM AT NW/C OF NE/4 OF SW/4 OF 14-10-16 FOR POR THENE RUN ALG N LN OF MONU-MENT MARKING NW/C OF NW/4 OF SE/4 OF SAID SEC 14 THENCE RUN ALG N LN OF FT TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKED #4114 THENCE RUN S Assessed to: SUSAN WILCOX Florida 7th day of Todd Newton GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL CINDY CHADWICK, DEPUTY CLERK __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP, holder of the File #: 18-0017-TD 2015 Description of property: COM AT SE/C OF SE/4 OF NW/4 OF 29-9-14 & RUN ON S LN OF SE/4 OF FT THENCE RUN S 07 DEG E 269 FT Assessed to: ERIC K ROBINSON Florida 7th day of Todd Newton GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL CINDY CHADWICK, DEPUTY CLERK __________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP, holder of the File #: 18-0018-TD 2014 Description of property: E/4 OF S/2 OF NE/4 LESS 2 AC IN Assessed to: EMIL P TORELLI Florida 7th day of Todd Newton GILCHRIST COUNTY, FL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT SEAL CINDY CHADWICK, DEPUTY CLERK _________________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE hold a BUDGET WORKSHOP on at Rodeo Arena PLEASE BE ADVISED BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT ______________ NOTICE OF MEETING The Early Learning Coalition of the ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION ANNIE MARIE WALLACE, NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Plaintiff UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in LOTS 44 & 45, BLOCK B, SUN N THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF VIN NUMBERS 35620395AX AND 35620395BX Property Address: TRAIL, TRENTON, FL 32693 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) TODD NEWTON _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CIS FINANCIAL SERVICES, DBA CIS HOME LOANS, Plaintiff TRIVIA BLAKE, CHARLES EDWARD FULTON, THE STARCHER, JULIUS BLAKE, WILLIAM HUNTER, UNKNOWN HUNTER, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE LOT 285, WACCASASSA CAMPSITES UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ____________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING at PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a City Manager ______________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a City Manager ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING The City of Trenton Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Monday, July 23, 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, June 25, 2018 D. Action Items 1. Continuance of SP 2018-10Elle Cocina 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. ARREST REPORT 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 Kundan Patel to Kundan Patel and Kunal D. Patel, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 20-10-14-0000-0013-0001. Anthony Mahon to Teri Margaret Ezell, Corrective Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 18 Oak Leaf. Susan Floyd and Lisa Waters to Rolando Veloso and Sara Veloso, Warranty Deed, $155,000.00, 35-0714-0000-0009-0000 and 37-07-140000-0010-0000. Jane H. Connors to Van Dam Corp., Warranty Deed, $3,500.00, 19-13-120000-3422-0000. Patricia Stringer Hanafourde to Renee Stringer Horton, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 23-07-14-0013-00000060. First Baptist Church of Trenton, Inc. to Ronald P. St. John, Jr. and Marcia A. St. John, Warranty Deed, $175,000.00, 21-10-15-0000-00100030. Christopher Palmer and April Palmer to Geoffrey Keeler, Warranty Deed, $128,000.00, 12-09-14-00000007-0010. CFH Dairy Real Estate Florida II LLC to Alliance Branford LLC, Warranty Deed, $2,046,000.00, Multiple Parcels. 07-15-0000-0001-0000 and 0040. John A. Loomis to Austin Norris and Mary Norris, Warranty Deed, $5,500.00, Lots 36 and 37, Unit 2A Ira Beas Oasis. William Stuart Fuquay to Jeffrey T. Cook and Laura M. Cook, Warranty Deed, $23,000.00, Lot 24 Holly Forest. Esker Family Holdings LLC to Jason N. Fordham and Ginger L. Fordham, Warranty Deed, $165,000.00 21-09-14-0000-00030000. Edward A. Thompson and Donna W. Thompson to Jose G. Hernandez, Warranty Deed, $35,000.00, 11-0814-0000-0001-0000. Edward A. Thompson and Donna W. Thompson to Jose G. Hernandez, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 11-08-140000-0001-0000. Patricia Capra to Logan Scott Holley, Morgan R. Holley and Timothy A. McKenzie, Warranty Deed, $85,000.00, Lot 6 Block 6 Spring Ridge Unit 2. Christopher C. Utman to Charles P. Anderson and Lisa E. Anderson, Warranty Deed, $0.00, 06-08-150000-0005-0020. Rachel P. Arthurs to David M. Buck and Phyllis J. Buck, Warranty Deed, $6,500.00, Lots 17, 18 and 19, Block 10, Sun N Fun Unit 4. Karl B. Wulf to Russell Hubbard and Elizabeth Hubbard, Warranty Deed, $70,000.00, 11-08-14-00000002-0000. 21st Mortgage Corp. to Christopher J. Gerard, Warranty Deed, $64,900.00, 01-08-16-0000-0010-0060. Kathlee J. Allen to Jason M. Rarey and Kara M. Rarey, Quit Claim Deed, $1.00, 19-07-16-0000-0009-0030. James C. Taylor and Stacey D. Taylor to Geniece Hawkins and Tara King, Warranty Deed, $113,000.00, 04-09-14-0000-0013-0010. Manuel Almira and Jean Marie Almira to Joel T. Padot, Warranty deed, $31,000.00, Lot 7 Bryant Subdivision. Maureen P. Bally to Jacqueline Parrish, Warranty Deed, $8,000.00, 32-08-15-0000-0009-0010. Sharon Pettingill to Erline K. McFarland, Warrenty Deed, $11,000.00, Lot 8 Block 16 Suwannee River Estates North, 32-07-15-00360016-0080. Robert M. Atkinson, Jr., Dianne A. Harrell and Renee A. Hastings to Jennifer Padot Collins, Warranty Deed, $0.00, Re-Recorded 201821002934, Lot 12 Bryant Subdivision, 10-1014-0216-0000-0120. Suwannee River Springs, Inc. to Christopher Compton and Arthur C. Compton, Warranty Deed, $12,000.00, Lot 11 and Lot 12, Block 9, Suwannee River Estates South. Arthur C. Compton and Patricia A. Compton to Christopher A. Compton and Kimberly Compton, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 12 Block 9, Suwannee River Estates South. Arthur C. Compton and Patricia A. Compton to Christopher A. Compton, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 11 Block 9, Suwannee River Estates South. E&K Investments LLC to Reginald Barron and Angela Barron, Warranty Deed, $65,000.00, Lot 59 Pines Estates, 09-10-15-0108-0000-0590. Mike Greene to Maria L. Greene, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Lot 20, Woodland Oasis Unrecorded, 35-0615-0720-0000-0200. Maria L. Greene to Robert W. Rigdon Living Trust, Robert W. Rigdon Trustee, Warranty Deed, $3,000.00, Lot 20, Woodland Oasis Unrecorded, 35-06-15-0720-00000200. Cheryl T. Hilliard N/K/A Cheryl T. Miller and Virginia A. Chauncey to Mark E. Chauncey, Jr., Virginia A. Chauncey and Cheryl T. Miller, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 29-09-140000-0021-0025. Gene Marie Tucker and Jennifer Garrett to Gene Marie Tucker, Jennifer Garrett and Gilbert Bennett Garrett, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 17-09-14-0000-0001-0070. James Ray Rose to Gilbert Bennett Garrett, Jennifer Garrett and Gene Marie Tucker, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, 17-09-14-0000-0001-0070. Timothy Stone and Patricia Stone to Timothy Stone, Patricia Stone and Delores Wright, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Lot 19, Foxwood Acres. William Stuart Fuquay to Feffrey T. Cook and Laura M. Cook, Warranty Deed, $23,000.00, Lot 24 Holly Forest.


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Page Eight THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Patrices School of Dance 2018 Patrices School of Dance DANCING FROM THE HEART Pre-ballot & Tap (ages 3-5) Pointe (ages 12-adult) Ballet, Tap, & Jazz (6-adult) Acrobatics/Cheer (3-adult) Baton (ages 3-adult) Jazz (adult) Please Mail in a $10.00 registration fee Register by August 5 Classes Start August 20 Owner/Instructor: Patrice Jackson 30 years of experience Branford Studio Monday Mayo Tues. Thurs. Register now for Fall Classes Mail to: 1013 NE Rowan Road, Mayo, FL 32066 Student Name:__________________________ Date of Birth__________ Age____ Grade____ Parent:________________________________ Address:_______________________________ Phone:________________________________ Cell:___________________________________ 386-294-2471 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 Patrices School of Dance 38th Annual Recital Gratitude Its interesting how fast life motors along and how few times we have to stop to think about the shaping forces in our lives. At the end of my Army career this year, I determined that I would give it some serious thought. I will sort of start at the core and work my way out. First of all, our Lord Jesus Christ is the sole source of everything, but because of the importance, I think it should be started. Many times in our society and with our ability to shape our own path, we tend to forget who gives us everything. Next I think about my Mom and Dad God blessed us richly with them and I pray He is resting their souls. Its curious how the details of their subtle hints (and sometimes not so subtle hints) are a bit fuzzy when you look back. Somehow memory seems to make all the good decisions and positive turning point our own. However, if I think hard, I could remember so well my Dad mentioning something to me and me thinking ah no not really for me and within a short time, it was the path I was on and I was an advocate! My Mom had such an impact on me. She always would write a small note just at the right time (and many of those notes to understand how to place my life in Gods hands as He was the only one that could see around the corners of life. I also remember that she was always looking to visit others and if we picked the blackberries for our family, she would be sure to give some away to those that couldnt get out to pick them on their own. It is impressive how many parents placed so much forethought into the development and well-being of my brothers, sister, and me. As a parent of four now, I have such gratitude in what they accomplished with the eight of us Growing up in Bell and on a farm was an incredible experience that my parents deliberately provided. The lessons we learned from simply down, worming the cows, working the garden, making something from a broken fence, creating something broken fence. We grew up where you understood in the end your character was what mattered most from simple Christian principles to maintaining a reputation for being hard-working to secure jobs opportunities that came available. I remember getting a job and the manager telling me the only reason I had the job was because of my brothers reputation. That really stuck with me. I especially thank the farmers around Gilchrist County as I think they provided such a great foundation of life instruction in those days. And where can I start with the mentors/teachers at our grand school in Bell? I will have to name names here, from Ms. Harriet Bachle forcing me to become the FBLA Secretary early on which lead to a lifelong interest in leadership and business; to Ms. Jan ONeill trusting myself and others to lead things that Im not sure teenagers would have today; to Mr. Rick Reeds clever approach challenging our adolescent thoughts and gently pressing us into adult; to Ms. Karen Philmans caring eye and continuous encouraging comments. Luckily the focus for the souls in their care was for them to have a positive character, become a good citizen, and to simply be happy adults. I cannot thank the fabric of society in Gilchrist County enough Patrices School of Dance 38th Annual Recital Submitted Celebrating 38 years of dance! Every year Patrices School of Dance puts on quite a show and this year was no different. The annual recital was held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Suwannee High School Auditorium with Dancing from the Heart as the fun and exciting dances performed by talented dancers, twirlers and tumblers of all ages. Every year they entertain us with dazzling smiles, individual personalities and extraordinary abilities. This year some of our dads stepped in and stepped up to show love and support for daughters passion in dance. Some went as far as trying to copy them with leaps, splits and turns and super hero tumble moves that may have ended with some sore or even pulled muscles but a memory that they will never forget. A class of special mothers danced with their daughters to show their love and support. Special Awards went to: Most Improved Baton: Sharon Sanders and Regan Anthony; Most Improved Jazz: Ella George-Sanchez and Kylie Whittington; Most Improved Ballet: Carleigh Menefee, Skyler Lawson and Regan Hillwig; Most Improved Tap: Ann Marie Goss and Maddie Trail; Most Improved Acrobats: Krista Scott; Stage Presence: Dancia Williams; Most Graceful: Rachel Elmore; Novice Award: Nema Eubanks; Most Professional: Taylor Dortch; Best All Around Dancer: Bristol Nettles; Best All Around Tumbler: Mia Negrete; Best All Around Twirler: Addison Byrd; Dancer of the Year: Sarah DeGroff and Katelyn Bryant. A very special congratulations to our seniors Savannah Medlin, Brianna Celedon and Mariela Tovar. They did a beautiful job on their senior solos and we are so very proud of them and wish them well as they start a new journey. Kaylin Floyd, Kylee Cooper, Bristol Land, Raylynn McCray, Yaretzi Negrete, Zylie Musgrove, Sharon Sanders, and Jeiza Bowden. Briley Driggers, Zoie Westberry, Everleigh Sullivan, McKayla Jackson, Yazmin Hernandez, Carleigh Menefee, Cambry Derringer, Layla Nettles, Harley Schraud, Reagan Teaque, Kelly Ann Norton and Kenna Corbin. Kaili Dewey, Skyler Lawson, Katie Newbern, Taylor Dortch, Julia Chesser, Sarah DeGroff, Katelyn Bryant, Savannah Medlin, Brianna Bearden, Brianna Celedon, Mariela Tovar, Destiney Jackson, Sophia Celedon, Aidan Weitzel and Montana Fountain. for any success I have experienced. Later in life, around one of those corners my Mom talked about, I met a lovely woman named Annmarie. The quantify. Her insight and soft touch to continue shaping my approach has been (and still is) wonderful and welcomed. I know I am such a better leader because of Annmaries help, training, and guidance. And children, how they inspire us. I think so many times of situations that each of my daughters encounter and marvel in the approach they take. And as Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew: Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Through the eyes of my children I have become such a better person. As I conclude this dedicated thought of the story in Lukes Gospel where Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one returned to thank Him. This article is my attempt to be the one that returned to give my gratitude to those that cared so much. Thank you for reading and pray that God still blesses America. Colonel Matt Riordan Matt graduated from Bell High School in 1983, from Lake City Community College (Florida Gateway College) in 1985 and then from the University of Florida in 1987 with a BS in Mathematics. He was commissioned in the US Army and entered active duty in 1988 where he served for 30 years. He served in Republic of Korea, Croatia, career working for the Chairman, Join Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Matt and his family were so pleased that his family came to his personal retirement ceremony in the Pentagon as well as friends from Bell, Jeff, Lori and Ashley Hayes, and Danny and Deanna Robertson. Matt and his family on a trip to Prague, Czech Republic. Hall. The Mission in Action for God, Inc. Nursery in Bell Paul and Elizabeth Charron and volunteers will be glad to help more. The Charrons are always happy to share their gardening knowledge. The Nursery is now open Thursday and Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-1 or by Appointment Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Nursery is located between Bell Baptist Church and Lafayette State Bank in the heart of Bell. (352) 463-2058 With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26