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Gilchrist County journal

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Gilchrist County journal
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Trenton, FL
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Gilchrist County Journal, John M. Ayers II - Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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United States -- Florida -- Gilchrist -- Trenton
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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. 9 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, July 26, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area July 26, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Newberry Lions raise $3000 for Trenton Firemen Commissioners agree on conceptual plan for new County Jail supporters. Saturday. Breton and Ryan Cumbie was a big success last Saturday morning, July 21. Newberry Lions Club members ring grits and frying sausage for the two Trenton Firemen. Breton and Cumbie were seriously hurt during an automobile accident on SR 129 while returning from a call in the Waccasassa area on Thursday, July 12, while responding to an auti mobile accident on CR 339 South of Trenton. Both men are still in ICU at Shands Hospital as of Monday according to Trenton Public Safety Chief Mat thew Rexroat. Ken McIntosh, past President of Newberry Lions Club, said, When we heard about the accident we saw a need and this is our way of helping. Lions have stepped up to help their neighboring county. They also held a lies of the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Ten Lions Club members including Newberry Mayor Jordan Marlowe were on hand to host the much needed fundraiser. Several hundred enjoyed At the end of the event when the do nations were counted, $3000 was raised. A 100% of the funds raised on As several Lions Club members ex service to others. Each year they have several national charities that they support as well as helping out with local and area needs such as raising Darryl Bowdoin, President of the Lions Club, said, We really appreci ate all these people coming out and supporting this cause. ing to start a Lions Club in Trenton. If anyone is interested in becoming a part of a new club in Trenton, please contact Darryl Bowdoin at 352-3177125 or Ken McIntosh at 352-359start a new club. By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist and Dixie Counties experi end. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for both Saturday afternoon and Sun day from 6 until 8 p.m. The watch in cluded wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and possibility of hail as well as lightning. inches of rain during the Sunday af eral roads and low lying areas. Trees were down in several areas Pat Baums crushed car at her home in Bell. The car was crushed by a Large tree crushes car and storms bring much rain over the weekend throughout the county. A tree fell on a home in Trenton and a lady in Bell had a tree crush her car. Pat Baum of Bell had a giant Wa 20 at 5 p.m. Ms. Baum, a longtime She went on to say that she was very with his friend, came on Monday morning to remove the tree and clean up the mess. The tree destroyed her steps and front stoop but other than that, her home received no damage. was hurt. School District Gears Up for Start of School Proposed Tentative Budget Presented to Board By Janet Bradley With the opening of the 2018away, the School Board listened to a proposed budget for the school year at the July 17 meeting. They were also updated on current projects that are preparing the campuses for the David Dose, Director of Finance, presented a proposed tentative budget to the Board for review and questioning. Mr. Dose stated, The state says we received an increase of $543,000.00 for 2018-2019, but out of those funds, we will be paying part School Safety Specialist, a Truancy Coordinator, crossing guards, and a Mental Health Counselor for the District. Some of these positions fall under the new Safe Schools law and are required by the state. After these salaries are budgeted, we have about $69,000 left from our increase. He also stated the budget was built with twenty fewer students since there was an over projection of students last year. The proposed tentative budget saw reduced expenditures in many areas. The largest cut was in salaries for a total of $503,073.99. Districts are required to report to the state if their fund balance drops below 3%. At this ratio is above this percent and in compliance with this requirement. David Spencer, Director of Operations, appeared before the Board to update current projects. He informed the Board the front canopy at Trenton Elementary School was in the process of being repaired. The demolition has been completed, and should be completed. The canopy from an outside group using the campus. The cost to reconstruct the canopy will be between $40,000 and $50,000. Insurance will cover a little over $40,000 of this cost. Spencer also reported on the status power washing, and tree removal campuses clean for the arrival of staff and students. He also reported The Gilchrist County Commis discuss several plans for a new coun ty jail. The commissioners studied four were presented to the commissioners by Clemons, Rutherford & Associ ates, Inc. Scheme 4 was the choice that the county commissioners agreed on. This plan is for a 124 bed facility and contains a total of 24,210 square feet. This plan includes an addition of 2,500 square feet that could be added sometime in the future. This addition would add 20 more beds which would bring the total beds to 144. The rough estimated cost to build this facility is around $7,300,000. County Administrator Bobby Crosby said coming up with a con cept or plan for the new jail is just the true cost of actually building the new facility. Clemons, Rutherford & Associ ing forward with a detailed design for the facility. Gilchrist County has the second oldest operating jail in the state of Florida. The current jail houses 48 in mates. At this time Gilchrist County has 20 inmates in jails outside of the county. The cost last year for housing Gilchrist County inmates in out of county jails was around $400,000. Trenton Commission proposes 3 mills for property taxes By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission was up against a budget deadline Monday evening when they approved a 1 mill increase for the ad Valorem property taxes in the City of Trenton to be in creased to a total of 3 mills. A motion by Commissioner Haley was made and Commissioner Davis agreed as she gave a second to the 3 mill pro posal. Mayor Deen called for a roll call vote, as Commissioners Davis, Haley and Deen voted in favor of the increase, while Commissioner Rutter and Hellams voted no on the motion. Commissioner Rutter on an earlier motion proposed to have the City of Trenton approve a 2 mill ad Valorem tax rate. Commissioner Haley gave a second to the motion for discussion before the motion was denied by a 41 roll call vote. Attorney David M Lang, Jr. ex plained to the board that the Com approve a millage rate less than 3 mills, but they could not go above the 3 mill proposed rate. An information sheet provided to the Commission showed millage rates for many of the surrounding communities. The City of Trenton is the lowest at 2 mills while the municipalities of Bell and Fanning Springs currently have 3 mill ad Valorem tax rates. The Town of Bronson currently has a 5.07 rate, while Alachua and Hawthorne share a 5.3 mills rate. The City of Willis ton has a 5.86 millage rate as High Springs and Newberry operate at 5.9 mills each. The Town of Branford operates on 6 mills, while Cross City has a 6.7422 millage rate and the City millage rate. --The Trenton Planning and Zoning Board held a meeting Monday, July 23 to continue the discussion of a Site and Development plan, SP-2018-10 thru for the Elle Cocina Tex Mex res taurant located on NW Second Street in Trenton. DKS Holdings of Tampa made the application as manager Matt Aschenbrener attended the meeting to further discuss the development of a drive thru for the restaurant and plained that the proposal would be to Help the Journal help Gilchrist County Students For the tenth year in a row the Gilchrist County Journal to help offset costs to local teachers by providing school supplies for children who need them during the 2018-19 school year. A school supply collection box has been set up inside the Gilchrist County Journal North Main Street in Trenton. School supplies will be collected through 12th grade at Trenton and Bell schools. donate school supplies. Pencils, will end on Wednesday, August 8. All school supplies collected will be evenly distributed between Bell and Trenton Elementary Schools, Bell and Trenton Middle-High Schools. Guidance counselors at each of these schools will be giving the supplies out to students with a need.

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Page Two THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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 7/26 to 8-1 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th 26 High 2:33 AM 2.9 Low 7:54 AM 26 High 1:26 PM 3.8 Low 8:54 PM F 27 High 3:07 AM 3.0 Low 8:33 AM 27 High 2:04 PM 3.8 Low 9:26 PM Sa 28 High 3:37 AM 3.1 Low 9:11 AM 28 High 2:41 PM 3.8 Low 9:56 PM Su 29 High 4:06 AM 3.1 Low 9:47 AM 29 High 3:17 PM 3.7 Low 10:25 PM M 30 High 4:33 AM 3.2 Low 10:24 AM 30 High 3:53 PM 3.7 Low 10:54 PM Tu 31 High 5:01 AM 3.2 Low 11:02 AM 31 High 4:32 PM 3.5 Low 11:25 PM W 1 High 5:29 AM 3.3 Low 11:42 AM 1 High 5:14 PM 3.3 Low 11:59 PM Reunions 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. Scholarship Showdown is Aug. 10 The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County invites you to the 6th Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 10th. The event, which raises money for scholarships, will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The Scholarship Showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes of $100, $250, $500, $750, $1,000 or $2,500. Only 250 tickets will be sold and you do not need to be present to win. While you enjoy the excitement and anticipation of the drawing, you can enjoy a delicious catered dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Capital City Bank, Ameris Bank or Drummond Community Bank. For more information, call Marti at (352) 262-1829. 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. 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 Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center would like to thank Capital City Bank for the $2,000 grant. The money from this grant will be used to update our Earn While You Learn curriculum we use here with our clients. Harmony PRC is a ministry that exists to help those facing pregnancy make the choice for life by sharing the hope, grace, and love of Jesus Christ through educating, encouraging, and equipping them and their families so that they make Christ-centered choices. We offer free pregnancy tests and material assistance through our Earn While You Learn Program. THANK YOU! NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETS The following committee members met on July 23, 2018, to select nominees to represent Districts 2, 3 and 7: Randy Alumbaugh William Goess Patricia Ingram Jerry T. Jones William G. Jones Vernon Long Marion M. OSteen James A. Parker, III Carolyn Snyder Those nominated to represent their respective districts on the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative. Inc. were: District 2 Carl Roof District 3 Tony Weeks District 7 Kenneth OSteen The 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. CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Gilchrist County Rotary Club News Rotary Learns about Gilchrist Prevention Coalition Submitted Be the Inspiration. That is our slogan for Rotary this year and our meeting on July 23 was certainly inspirational! Rotarian Sheila Smith hosted our meeting and introduced her guest speaker, Minister Robert Wells. Minister Wells was born in Greenville, SC and after high school joined the US Navy and served from 1978-1998. In 2001 he began working at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare as a Prevention Specialist with middle school students. In 2002 he founded the Levy County Prevention committed to a healthy community. Minister Wells has been instrumental in organizing a Prevention Coalition here in Gilchrist County. You might ask, What is a coalition and what does it accomplish? Why should we have a coalition? A coalition is a group of people coming together for a common goal. The coalition collects data, evaluates example, in Levy County they knew they had a problem with vehicular accidents in teens who had been drinking alcohol and driving. Through a number of partnerships they initiated a campaign to reduce these accidents. Interestingly, federal and state governments offer grants for communities with active coalitions to address their community issues. Gilchrist County now has a Prevention Coalition and the Chair Person is Captain Brown with the GCSO. Who serves in these coalitions? Faith based leaders, law enforcement, educators, business owners, media, medical professionals, community members, youth, families, health department and emergency medical personnel. How can you help our Gilchrist Prevention Coalition? Serving as a committee member, offering inkind assistance and donating time or funds. Our coalition meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Gilchrist Sheriffs for such an inspiring and passionate presentation! Kudos to Rotarian Sheila Smith who brought Minister Wells to speak to us about this important initiative. Sheila was a charter member of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Chapter and has been with the Gilchirst Rotary for one year. Sheila is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones and has a six-pack of children and two grand daughters. If you know Sheila, she is a unique woman, she loves anything that is fast such as roller coasters, zip lining; rock repelling and has bungee jumped, not once, but twice! Chef Jason of Chefs Table Bistro made sure we were well fed for this inspiring meeting. We dined on fried chicken, roasted red potatoes, broccoli with cheddar cheese sauce, garden salad, garlic bread, desserts and tea. A marvelous meeting! Rotary President Aaron Haynes, Minister Robert Wells of the Gilchrist Prevention Coalition and Rotarian Sheila Smith. Trenton Senior Center Festivities planned for July 27 The festivities start on Friday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. when we will be entertained by Cowboy Dave and his Band playing lively Country and Western music. with prizes supplied by The Burger Spot, Humana, Elder Options and Yours Truly. You know how I love to give stuff away, so dont be late. At 11:30 a.m., we will be entertained by Luther Beauchamp, retired Attorney turned Christian Comedian. I have heard him several times, and he always makes me laugh. A delicious meal will be served by our friends at Ayers Health & Rehab. Cake and ice cream will be supplied by Leanne Seay from Mederi Caretenders. As we start our 9th year, we will continue to offer free classes featuring all types of exercise. If you enjoy playing cards, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons, there is always a game of Hand & Foot going on. On Monday afternoon starting at 1:00 oclock, you can knit or crochet with ladies who love to teach beginners. Every Friday at 9:30 a.m. its bingo time with prizes from soup to nuts with paper products thrown in the mix. seniors in the county are offered a free ride to WalMart and a free lunch at the center. See you at the Trenton Senior Center. Norm Conti The Poley Horne Reunion Sunday, August 5th Submitted The Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, August 5th at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10:00 a.m. and we invite you to come early to catch up on family news. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m.. Paper products will be furnished. For more information, call Jestine Brock at (352) 210-1007 or The Quilt Museum at (352) 493-2801. James Napoleon (Poley) Horne 1863-1960 married Lewgenia Macenia Keene (1877-1901) in 1882. He later married Willie E Southall (1877-1954) Children of Poley and Lewgenia are John L Horne (1882-1969), Cora Jane Horne Arrington (1885-1973), William Ross Horne (1887 1977), 1965 ), Robert Cole Horne (18901979), Frances F Horne Mercer ( 1893-1970 ), Julie Harley Horne Swilley Cason (1895-1936), Arcadia Horn Swilley (1897-1990) Joseph Ferris Horne (1900 1964) and Delmar Clyde Horne (1901-1959). Youre invited to attend and have fun with us at our custom greeting card making class! day, August 1, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. at the Suwannee River Economic Council and Senior Center, 1439 SW CR 307A, Trenton. Classes will be held each Wednesday. Bring a friend and you both get a gift! For more information or to RSVP contact Jane Boyd at 352-258-0292. Custom Greeting Card Making Class Letter to the Editor Submitted Bottom Feeders I read with dismay in the July 19, 2018 issue of the Gilchrist County commissioners voted to join other small counties in North Florida in the opiate litigation brought by a Whatever were our commissioners thinking if they were thinking at all? The only reason these predatory is for MONEY big money for the they are representing. Why are suits brought against manufacturers of legal products? Because they have MONEY, lots of money. If successful, the bottom feeders will collect millions of dollars while those they represent may wind up with pennies. The more small counties that join in the litigation, the less money there is for each county. Do the math. Where does the blame lie for this opiate epidemic? Certainly not with the manufacturers of a legal product used to relieve severe pain. We should not be suing gun manufacturers for the misuse of their legal products by irresponsible people, or knife manufacturers for the misuse of their products by criminals, or food and beverage companies for making overeaters fat. We should be looking at the doctors who over prescribe opiates and the people who misuse them. Why dont the predatory law responsible for the problem? Because theres no money, or not enough to make it worthwhile for the Alachua, Marion, Leon or Duval Counties? Most likely not because they dont need dirty money, only the small counties like Gilchrist, Dixie, Suwannee, and Hamilton do. I am embarrassed that Gilchrist County is included in this litigation and I hope the drug manufacturers tempting, but lets do what is morally right and ethical. There is still time to withdraw Gilchrist County from this litigation and its the right thing to do. /s/ Rosemary McDaniel Gilchrist County NOTE: This letter to the editor has been edited. Many people have come to think they can just wake up and have things handed to them. Eric Church

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 two new buses have been ordered, and he is awaiting their arrival. Additional new buses are included in the 2018-2019 district budget. The security of the campuses is also part of the plan to prepare for the return of students. Mr. Spencer, along with principals and the School Safety Specialist, have scrutinized the campuses and are eliminating some entrances and prioritizing the implementation of fencing and more secure gates in all areas of the schools. Superintendent Rankin reported the district is proceeding with the Guardian Program. There are approximately twelve school personnel who have applied to be part of the program which allows trained school personnel to be armed on campus. The schools are preparing for students and parents with a scheduled Open House at each school. Open House for Bell Elementary will be August 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for KG-Grade 5. Bell Middle/High School Open House will be held August 9 with Grades 6-8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Grades 9-12 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open House for Trenton Middle/ High School will be held on August 9th with Grade 6 meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, and Grades 7 and 8 meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Grades 9-12 will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Open House for Trenton Elementary will be on August 9 for grades 3-5 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Grades K-2 will have Open House on August 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A supply list for each school and grade, along with Open House information, is located on the Gilchrist County School District Facebook page at www.gilchristschools.org. School District Gears Up for Start of School Trenton High School Tiger Alumni Reunion September 29 The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Trenton Elementary cafeteria. Any alumni of Trenton High School and teachers are invited to attend. Registration and social will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meal. The classes of 1968 and 1969 will be recognized. There will be fellowship, good times and good food shared by all. Reservations of $20 per person are due by Monday, September 10, 2018. Payable to Dale Anderson, 112 S Main St., Rm 138, Trenton, FL 32693. enter the parking lot from NW Sec ond Street, drive thru the existing double parking area and up to a stop where the customer would place their order, drive thru south where the cus tomer would pick up their order and then loop back out driving back west where the customer would exit back onto NW Second St. The current en trance from NW First Avenue would nue would travel west to the intersec tion of NW Second Street and loop into the entrance. The Commission asked how far is the distance from the Stop sign on Second Street to the entrance of the restaurant parking lot. Attorney Lang explained that a mini mum of 25 feet would be a good dis tance between the Stop sign and the entrance to the drive-thru. A motion by Commissioner Haley to approve SP-2018-10 if the applicant meets the trance to the restaurant and the Stop sign on NW Second Street. Commis sioner Davis gave a second to the motion before the board approved the application by a unanimous vote. --Trenton Department of Public Safety Chief Matt Rexroat asked the Commission to approve a contribu tions fund through the City of Tren were recently severely injured in a still in the hospital, but will need do nations for their families during their time of recovery. A motion by Com Rexroat and two signers to provide checks from the account. Commis sioner Davis was in favor of the proposal as she gave a second to the motion. The Commission all agreed in support of the proposed funding --Commissioner Haley asked City Manager Wilkerson to put barriers from driving off of Lancaster Av enue across the Greenway and Trails property where they are parking on the adjacent lot south of the former Southern Tire business in Northeast Trenton. The Commission asked staff to place barriers and stop signs on the Trenton Commission proposes 3 mills for property taxes My heart was blessed when I pulled up to Trenton Fire Station on Satur day morning because I had to hunt for a place to park. The Station bays were open and a large crowd had gathered to enjoy breakfast, while helping a good cause. Our neighboring town to the north, Newberry, has a very active Lions Club and the good men and women of this service organization were sponsoring a pancake breakfast for was a big success and raised $3000 for Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie. Last week when I heard they were me. But I was glad that they cared enough for a neighboring town to several Lions Club members on Sat urday, I was reminded that Lions are all about service to their fellowman. There are 46,000 clubs and over 1.4 million members, which make them nization. Speaking of Newberry, I remem ber hearing that when our two Fallen Heros were being transported from Gainesville through Newberry to Trenton on Friday evening April 20, was in progress that night and many of the young people attending the prom left it to stand on the sidewalk in their formal attire and await the procession that included our slain God intended us to treat each other, lending a hand when a neighboring community is in need. Maybe one day we will be able to return the favor. On Monday a sweet lady stopped in car had been crushed by a huge Water Oak tree late Friday afternoon. When I arrived to take a photo midmorning, I met a really nice gentleman from Old Town who was cutting the tree away from her front door and car. what she would have done without such good friends to help her. Again my heart was blessed. It seems to me that if you do good for others it spreads. Who knows if you help others, when you one day need help, someone might help you. --honey is a popular item on menus these days. After coming across this recipe which included cornbread disappointed, in fact I think the corn served with soup or chili in the win ter. You could even add jalapenos in stead of green onions. Chicken and Cornbread drizzle of Honey 2 chicken breast halves or 4 thighs boneless and skinless 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons Salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon red pepper Vegetable oil for frying Honey If using boneless breast halves cut them into 2 pieces. Marinate the chicken in buttermilk for 1 hour. Mix in bowl. Shake off excess buttermilk from chicken (pat with paper towel if you want less batter) and bread in the oil to 350 degrees in a dutch oven or high sided heavy frying pan. Heat oil over medium high heat. Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown, this should take about 8-10 minutes, turn several times while frying. Drain chicken on paper towels and place on sheet pan in warm oven until 1 cup white or yellow cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups whole buttermilk 6 tablespoons melted butter 1 large egg 1/4 cup minced green onions, (optional) In a large bowl add the dry ingre dients and stir. In another bowl stir together buttermilk, butter and egg. Combine the buttermilk mixture with the dry ingredients mixture, add on ions if desired and mix well. Brush non stick spray. Add about 2/3 cup and cook until brown and crisp. This should take around 5 minutes. When and drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy! Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 from breaking up the asphalt on Lan caster Avenue. The City Manager reported that staff would put up these barriers as soon as possible. --The Trenton Commission will hold a Special Meeting as the Trenton Community Redevelopment Agency on Monday, July 30 to discuss the purchase of property at 410 South Main Street in Trenton. This meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tampa man charged in two-vehicle accident in Dixie County Sunday A Tampa man that was traveling south on US 19 in Dixie County at 6:45 p.m. Sunday was involved in a two-vehicle crash when he lost con trol of a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban he was driving. Charles Phillip Lomel, III, 22 of Hillsborough County was charged with driving too fast for con ditions (special hazard) by Trooper Skelly of the Florida Highway Patrol. Lomel was driving near SE 139th Av enue in Dixie County when the SUV began to hydroplane causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The Suburban crossed the median of US 19 and entered the northbound the path of a Nissan Rogue being driven by Jenny Lynn Hodge, 27, of Old Town. The Suburban struck the Rogue with its passenger side and the driver of the Rogue was reported to not have been injured in this ac cident. Disabled American Veterans Auxilary Bingo Submitted The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (D.A.V.A.) will be holding their bingo in Cross City. Bingo will be on Wednesdays, starting August 22, 2018, and will move to daytime. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 12 noon. Coffee, donuts, and lunch will be available. They will still have Wednesday Bingo at 6:00 p.m. until August 22, as well as Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. Come out and have some fun, help support our veterans, and have a chance on many prizes, giveaways, and two $100 jackpots at each session. D.A.V.A. is located at 125 NE 165th Avenue, Cross City. Call (352) 498-7707 for more information or directions. 4 Pets Sake News 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 fourpetssake1@windstream.net.

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters The Message Bible translates Psalm 119:1-2 this way: Youre blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. Youre blessed when you follow His directions, doing your best to These verses launch both the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible, and introduce its repetitive meditation on the beauty of Gods Word. It is called a meditation because it considers all the reasons why Gods Word is so beautiful, and repetitive because His Word is mentioned in almost every single one of the 176 verses. As if that were not enough, these verses also have plenty in common with something the Apostle Paul penned centuries later in Philippians 3:13b-14: But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Compare the two passages. While a few obvious differences include the Psalms reference to entirety of Scripture. However, if we put these verses together something incredible happens. Note the direction both the Scripture and a personal calling take us: forward. Staying on course and walking steadily on the road God reveals is the same direction as forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. While God may give us understanding about something behind us, it is not a path He would need to reveal to us if we have already been there. Both take effort. Walking steadily means not giving up and sitting life out on the side of the road. Much like straining toward what is ahead and pressing on toward the goal, this journey will take some endurance. Living out your calling is not the easy way highway and it wont be all downhill or even level ground. Get ready to sweat and strain to get where you are going, because somedays the climb will be steep! We are a work in progress as we continue following His directions and living out our calling. Unfortunately, many folks think that only preachers or missionaries is this: If we are in Christ, we have been called, and our calling is not something we obtain and then maintain. We may not even know what to call our calling, but we can start now moving forward and doing the thing He puts in front of us to do today and tomorrow and the next day. If we still have breath, there is a reason we are here. Likewise, He has us where we are for a reason, and when He gets ready to move us, He will navigate that turn as well. Doing our best means we wont do it perfectly. Some days we will take a wrong turn or miss a turn, but we can trust He will recalculate our directions! So, stop worrying you living it out right this moment. thing out, not perfectly but by His why God has put us on earth. Walking out our calling brings us joy, purpose and energy. Is it a coincidence those are the three things many of us feel are missing in our lives? They are within our reach. However, the prize that Paul talks about? We get that one calling only to hear Him calling us home. Our prize is there, when we hearts 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 www.trentonchurchofchrist.com 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 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. 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. Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Clara Tyson, Rachel Gillyard, Kirk Barry and Stephen Stalvey on July 26th; Ryan Hudson, Helen Harwood, Heidi Davis Morgan, Kathy Park, Mike Myers, Sr., Harry Summers, Judi Bishop and Juliette Boyer on July 27th; James Johnson, Patricia Haire and Carl Coats on July 28th; Wesley Belanger, Angela Thrash, Lynette Langford, Charles Harris and Chad Brooks on July 29th; Jarrod Langford, Kermit Lee Prime, Jr., Cassie Langford, Carrie Langford, Wayne Lord, Billy Smith and Mary Jo Jeske on July 30th; Daphine Jenkins, Sylita Davis, Danny Busby, Gary Ford, Madisson Blue Jones, Barbara Hendrickson, Tim Mahoney, Aleta 31st; Amanda Brock, Clifton Bryant, Jennifer Ward Jones and Jason Ward on August 1st. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers on July 28th. Riverside Baptist Church Celebrates 38 Years Submitted Riverside Baptist Church will hold its 38th Homecoming on August 12, 2018. There will be good gospel music during and after the service, as well as dinner on the grounds afterwards. Riverside is located at 10760 NE 5th Avenue, Branford. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration. I Can Only Imagine Movie at Lighthouse Word Church Submitted starring Dennis Quaid and J. Michael Finley, will be shown at the Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m. The Lighthouse is located at 2414 NW charge for the movie or refreshments, but we encourage you to come at 6:00 p.m. for a good seat and to get popcorn and a drink. A nursery will be provided. City of Trenton issues Boil Water Notice for Pines Estates The City of Trenton issued a Boil Water Notice on Monday afternoon, July 23. This notice was for residents of 12th Avenue Northeast to 15th Av enue Northeast or the Pines Estates area. A loss of pressure due to a water leak has been experienced, therefore, as a precaution, upon return of water service, the city advised that all wa ter used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute water may be used. This precautionary boil water no bacteriological survey is complete. Anyone with questions was ad vised to contact City Hall at 352-4634018. Submitted The Division of Elections announces the following vote-bymail ballot deadlines for Floridas upcoming Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018: For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service members and Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots for requests already made is Saturday, July 14, 2018. initial window for Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots is from July 24 to July 31, 2018. A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to any voter must be received by the Supervisor of Elections before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The last day for Supervisors of Elections to mail vote-by-mail ballots requested for the Primary Election received after the initial deadlines listed above is August 24, 2018. voters the convenience of voting said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. voting and voting on election day at the polls. I encourage Florida voters to select the method of voting in the Primary Election that best works for a vote-by-mail ballot should contact their county Supervisor of Elections Service encourages voters to mail back their voted ballots early to ensure timely receipt by Election Day. A voter may pick up a votetheir Supervisor of Elections up to the day before the election or, if an emergency exists, on the day of the election. The Division of Elections is providing daily vote-by-mail ballot statistics based on county reports To access these statistics, click here. For additional information on 2018 elections dates, vote-by-mail ballots, or how to contact Supervisors of com/elections/. _____________ Race for the Ages to be Sept. 12 Submitted The Race for the Ages 5K Fundraiser will be held on September 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at the First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 fundraisers; it supports our ability to expand services and assist clients as we move to accomplish our mission in North Central Florida. agency that administers funds from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for senior services in a sixteen Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Elder Options, mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act, exists to promote the independence, dignity, health, and well-being of our elder citizens; to plan, fund and administer a coordinated continuum of services; and to advocate for the needs of older Americans.

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Page Five THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TOTAL ASSESSABLE COST AND ADOPTING A NON-AD VALOREM FINAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE SW 62ND COURT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Resolution, which title appears herein, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, at a public hearing at the regular meeting on August 20, 2018, at 4:15 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners meeting facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Copies of said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the County Clerk, Gilchrist County Courthouse, located at 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-22 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; DETERMINING TOTAL ASSESSABLE COST AND ADOPTING A NON-AD VALOREM FINAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT KNOWN AS THE SW 62ND COURT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT; DENOTING THE PARCELS AND AMOUNT OF ASSESSMENT FOR EACH PARCEL; SPECIFYING THAT THE NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IS TO BE COLLECTED FOR A PERIOD OF MORE THAN 1 YEAR OR IS TO BE AMORTIZED OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS AND THAT ANNUAL ADOPTION SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 197.3632(6); AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 1. A geographic depiction of SW 62nd Court is attached. 2. Total cost for the entire project is $283,625.00. The total assessable cost per parcel is $8,863.28. The annual assessment cost for each parcel if amortized over a period of 20 years is $708.20 per year each, which sum includes both principal and interest at the rate of 4.95% per annum. 3. The annual assessment shall be collected by the Gilchrist County Tax Collector. Non-ad valorem assessments collected pursuant to Florida Statutes section 197.3632(8)(a) shall be subject to all collection provisions of this Chapter, including provisions relating to discount for early payment, prepayment by installment method, deferred payment, penalty for delinquent payment, and issuance and sale of tax certificates and tax deeds for non-payment. 4. The Final Assessment Roll is shown on attached Exhibit A. 5. All affected property owners have the right to appear at the public hearing and the right to file written objections within 20 days of the publication or mailing of this notice. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. "Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771." All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Publish: July 26, 2018 ROLLOFF DUMPSTERS HART 386 362 9760 Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing psnorthfla@bellsouth.net CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 ronclark@178@windstream.net CRC1326560 Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. Submitted Two students participated in FFA Forestry Camp at Oleno State Park this summer. This is the oldest For estry camp in the Nation. It has run annually for the past 84 years. Sev eral years ago, there was a hurricane that cut the camp short a day or two, but it has run consecutively for 84 years. The students learn the science of forestry and many of the skills necessary to work in the forest in dustry. They learn to identify trees by their leaves, fruit or bark, (Dendrol ogy) cruse timber to determine value, the diseases and disorder found in the forest, do a prescribed burn and learn the tools and how to use these tools in the forest industry. Plus, they met 100 other FFA members from across the state. This years campers where Austin with their advisor Bill Martin. They spent one week with no air condi tioning, no TV, cold showers, ticks and bugs, and hot days while hiking though the forest in this camp. At the end of the week the camper takes a test to see what they have learned, one of the top 10 campers. The stu The Bell FFA Chapter Participates in FFA Forestry Camp Calling All New and Returning Bell Band Students By Elsie Redfern Summer is over which means Band Camp! Band Camp starts Tuesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for all of those of leadership/ Regular camp begins Wednesday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., then resumes August 6th thru the 9th from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday only, August 8, 2018, Band Camp will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Band Camp is a chance to catch up with friends, get weird tan lines, and of course learn the halftime show for the upcoming marching season. Being a part of this bandily (band-family) is an opportunity to make more friends, be a more accomplished musician, and become a better leader. For parents, there will be a meeting held in the BHS auditorium on August 7th at 7:00 p.m. discussing marching band, fees, rules/regulations, etc. Additionally for parents, there will on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. for those interested in seeing a sneak peek of our marching show: DeComposers. When attending band camp, students will need to bring lunch and water. Students need to bring their own lunch, preferably something through the day. Extra water bottles for yourself are also recommended, though water/juice and snacks will be provided throughout camp by the Bell Band Boosters. Drink water the night before to stay hydrated! Clothing! Its Florida. Its hot. Temperature appropriate and in dress code attire is needed. Students or sandals. Also, apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day, unless youre really craving some cool sock/ short tan lines and not to mention a super awesome farmers tan. Soda! Along with your lunch and water, band students are being asked to bring a 24-pack of name brand soda for the basketball concession stand. This helps us pay for band items and such. Band Camp is an option, not an obligation. However, if you wish to be a part of the Purple Powerhouse Marching Band, band camp is necessary. Thank you and see you at camp! dents will get a chance to use these new skills in the FFA Forestry com petition in the fall. The FFA Motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Liv ing to Serve. Drummond Community Bank to Aquire Peoples State Bank Submitted Drummond Banking Company, parent company of Drummond jointly with PSB BancGroup, Inc., parent company of Peoples State Bank, Lake City, Florida announce and plan of merger. The merger, expected to be completed during the customary conditions including the approval of the PSB BancGroup, Inc. shareholders and bank regulators. Shareholders of PSB BancGroup, Inc. will receive cash in exchange for their shares. Pricing terms of the transaction were not disclosed. We are excited to announce this proposed combination with Peoples State Bank. Our two community banks have made a priority of providing an excellent banking experience for our customers. Drummond Community to delivering this high level of service to our newest customers, said Gray Drummond, Drummond Community Banks Chief Executive Some big-bank mergers result in having to meet all new faces. At Drummond Community Bank, we believe keeping that relationship with your banker is important. Growing your banks capital strength and people around and having to lose your trusted relationships. We plan to keep the same familiar bankers who have been serving you for many years. In addition to this personal approach to community banking, Drummond will provide traditional insurance services through Nature Coast Insurance, a full-service multilines independent agency, brokerage services through Nature Coast Financial Services, and title insurance services through Bankers Title of the Nature Coast, Drummonds three wholly-owned subsidiaries. With the addition of Peoples State Banks and Port Charlotte, Drummond Community Bank will operate added, Despite so many changes in banking today, we believe there will always be a time when people simply need a friend in the business to help thats who we are! President of Peoples State Bank, Robin Green stated, This new not have picked a better partner from a community-banking perspective. I am very proud of what we have accomplished at Peoples State Bank and the deep customer relationships we have built in our community. We believe that combining with Drummond Community Bank will enable us to further enhance the banking experience and capabilities we will be able to provide to our customers. Both bankers agree this partnership provides a solid foundation to ensure that the advantages of personalized community banking, in the hands of capable local owners, remain available to all residents of the tencounty region currently served by Peoples and Drummond. The combined bank will have assets exceeding $600 million, deposits of more than $550 million, and over $340 million in loans, with consolidated capital and reserves totaling more than $62 million. Drummond Community Bank currently maintains a 5-Star rating independent rating organization who ranks the safety and soundness of basis

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Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY The Gilchrist County School District will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 4.820 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,171,002 to be used on the following projects: CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING Trenton High School Cafetorium MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR Reimbursement of the maintenance, renovation, and repairs paid through the General Fund as permitted by Florida Statute Roof Repairs and Replacement MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of Five (5) School Buses Lease-Purchase of Seven (7) School Buses Purchase of Maintenance Vehicles NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER AND DEVICE HARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE NECESSARY FOR GAINING ACCESS TO OR ENHANCING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT AND RESOURCES, AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWARE Purchase School Furniture and Equipment Purchase of New Computers Enterprise resource software acquired via license/maintenance fees or lease agreements PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Insurance premiums on district facilities PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Leasing of portable classrooms All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on Tuesday July 31, 2018, 5:15 P.M. at Gilchrist County School Board Meeting Room 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Gilchrist County School District will soon consider a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year's property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy $4,637,496 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes $1,532 C. Actual property tax levy $4,635,964 This year's proposed tax levy $5,139,400 A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the school board to receive $17,457,649 in state education grants. The required portion has increased by 7.46%, and represents approximately six tenths of the total proposed taxes. The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board. All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on July 31, 2018, at 5:15 PM at the Gilchrist County School Board meeting room, 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing.

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Page Seven THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Obituaries Is Your Voter Registration Card Current? HAVE YOU MOVED SINCE THE LAST ELECTION? Florida law states that you must vote in the precinct where you live. Notify the elections office if you change your address. DO YOU WISH TO CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION? Party changes must be made 29 days prior to an election. (JULY 30TH, 2018) Deadline for Primary Election (Closed Primary State) HAS YOUR NAME CHANGED? You need to fill out a new registration form so your correct name will appear in the precinct register. HAS YOUR SIGNATURE CHANGED? You need to fill out a new registration form so we can update the signature. You can get a BALLOT at home Call or Email us with your Vote-By-Mail request. Web-site www.votegilchrist.com For Form!! or by calling our office 352-463-3194 or Toll Free: 800-471-8083 Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office 112 South Main Street, Room 128 Trenton, FL 32693 Connie Sanchez, Tracy Sanders, and Lisa Darus E-mail address: elections@gilchrist.fl.us tsanders@gilchrist.fl.us or ldarus@gilchrist.fl.us PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. "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 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 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Mrs. Marjorie Ann Henley Marjorie Ann Henley, age 78, a retired secretary with the Gilchrist County Schools and a devoted member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church where she was the Church Secretary, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The Homegoing Service was held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Trenton with her Pastor, Reverend Kenneth Hunt, delivering the Eulogy. The Burial followed at the Trenton Community Cemetery. Mrs. Henley was viewed at the Funeral Home on Saturday 2:00-7:00 p.m. and at the Church on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m..with the Processional. The Procession formed at Mr. and Mrs. Henleys residence, 724 NW 3rd Ave., Trenton, at 12:30 p.m. Precious Memories remained with her husband of 57 years, Deacon Theodore Henley of Trenton; children Steven (Dianne) Henley of Dallas, Texas, Tangela (James 1) Rome of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and Juan Henley and Andre Henley of Trenton; 4 Grandchildren James II, Bridjete, Lauren and Samantha; 2 Great Grands James III and Callen; sisters and brothers Betty Jean (Merrill) McNeal, Carolyn (RL) Gent, Charlie Mae McCann, Walter (Lori) Scott, Reginald (Francine) Scott, Ronald Scott preceded her in death and Margaret Young; SisterIn-Law, Charlotte Kearney; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Arrangements entrusted to Duncan Brothers Funeral Home, Gainesville. _____________________ Mr. Luther E. Hughes, Sr. Luther E. Hughes, Sr., age 91, of Trenton, passed away on July 16, 2018 at ET York Hospice in Gainesville. He was born in Bellwood, Alabama on October 1, 1926 to the late Burley and Carrie Hughes. He was an active member of Woodmen Life and Trenton Church of God. He was a volunteer of the Trenton Fire Department, Gilchrist and Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. Luther was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. He was also a member of many gospel bands, the latest being the Gospel Travelers. He worked for many years with Capelity Brothers of Miami, building roads and he retired from United Fuel as a truck driver in 1988. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Thelma Pert; his brothers, Hershel, Herbert, Joe and Burley Hughes, Jr; his son, Luther E. Hughes, Jr. and his granddaughter, Missy Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Judy Hughes; daughter, Ann (Lamar) Waters, of Bonifay; sons, Tommy Hughes of Tupelo, Mississippi and Jamie (Dee) Hughes of Trenton; step-sons, Marvin (Jeanne) Hassell and William (Liz) Hassell, both of Trenton and his step-daughter, Marie (Billy) Pendarvis of Old Town; sister, Opal Strickland of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Hughes was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Dewayne Bowdoin and Minister Everritt Heaton friends at the funeral home one hour before the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors followed at Trenton Cemetery. Food and refreshments were served at Woodmen of the World Lodge 626 in Trenton immediately following the services. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mrs. Margaret B. Richard Margaret B. Richard of Trenton, passed away at home on Friday, July 13, 2018. She was 83 years old. She was born on December 7, 1934 to Jesse and Elise Blanton in Charlotte, North Carolina and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Charlotte in 1982. Mrs. Richard was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David L. Richard; her sisters, Betty, Barbara and Francis and her brothers, Clyde, Ralph, Robert, Herbert, Jimmy and Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Debra M. Richard of Trenton; her son, David W. Richard of Wilmington, Delaware; her sisters, Marion, Mildred and Jane; her grandchildren, David Ryan Richard and Shanna Wong and one greatgrandchild. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Mr. Joseph Joe Thierry, Sr. Joseph Joe Thierry, Sr., age 68, of Trenton was welcomed in his heavenly fathers arms Monday, July 9th. Joe was born July 27, 1949, in Washington Louisiana, son of the late John Thierry and late Ida Thierry. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved son Jason Carl Thierry. Survivors include his cherished wife Kathy Thierry and his children Joseph Thierry, Jr., Trena Thierry, Shanna Burke, Thea Sullivan, Gary Keen, Chrissy Plotner and Kristie Thierry, in addition to his many grandchildren and great grandson. The family has arranged a celebration of life ceremony in Josephs longtime home of Newnan, Georgia on August 11th. In lieu of to St. Judes in Josephs namesake. _____________________ Mrs. Connie Calderon Wombles Connie Calderon Wombles of Trenton, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. She was 73 years old. Connie was born on December 8, 1944 to Leo and Herdie Simmons Godwin in St. Cloud and had been a resident of Trenton since 2001. She was a past secretary for the City of Trenton and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her daughter, Dallas Calderon of Trenton; her son, Jeffrey Wombles of Intercession City; her sister, Patricia Redgrave of Loughman and 2 grandchildren. Graveside Services for Connie were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Trenton Cemetery with For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 19th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Ann and Hildreth worked on the quilt in the frame so hopefully they will be able to start a new quilt next week. Evelyn was working on the Dresden Plate pillow cover. John and the guys from Lancaster were out. They worked very hard trimmed back and the grass mowed, then the afternoon rains hit. Thanks for your help. Our newest machine. Aggie was very happy to learn how it worked. Were enjoying having it at the Museum. Saturday, Aggie from Old Town donated a toy Singer sewing machine. A family friend bought it in 1940 which makes it to be 78 years old. It is a hand crank machine that does work. As a 12 year old, Aggie was able to stitch a few things together. Its all metal and needs a little TLC before we can sew with it. Thanks, Aggie for thinking of us. August is almost here which means the Backyard Pickers will be here soon and school will be in session. Where did the summer go?

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight THURSDAY, JULY 26, 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 #: 18-0016-TD 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 _________________ 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 FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS 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 WITH A 2007 CLAYTON 28X56 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH ID# WHC016552GA A&B CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ____________________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, will hold a BUDGET WORKSHOP on at PLEASE BE ADVISED BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING CRA Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a City Manager ______________ RESOLUTION NO: 2018-17 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA DECLARING AND DULY ESTABLISHING APRIL 19TH OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR AS ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TO HONOR ALL LAW ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE WHEREAS, WHEREAS, WHEREAS, WHEREAS, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED DULY RESOLVED BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Todd Newton Clerk to the Board of ______________________ SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION ARREST REPORT ______________ Sharon Pettingill to Erline K. McFarland, Warranty Deed, $11,000.00, Lot 8 Block 16, Suwannee River Estates North, 3207-15-0036-0016-0080. 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 Arthur C. Compton and Christopher A. 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. Virginia A. Chauncey, Cheryl T. Hilliard n/k/a Cheryl T. Miller to Mark E. Chauncey, Jr. and 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 and Jennifer Garrett and Gilbert Bennett Garrett, Quit Claim Deed, 17-09-140000-0001-0070. James Ray Rose to Gilbert Bennett Garrett, Jennifer Bennett 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 Dolores Wright, Quit Claim Deed, $10.00, Lot 19, Foxwood Acres. Presented AAA School

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Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Nine THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 Email ads to gcjads@bellsouth.net Help Wanted CONTRACTOR SALESPERSON NEEDED AT GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY. Looking for motivated, ambitious person with building material Jeff at 352-463-2738 or send resume to gbsjmh@gmail.com. tfnb,7-19 ----------------------------------------------SALES PERSON NEEDED AT GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY. Looking for motivated, ambitious person with experience selling outdoor power Call Jeff at 352-463-2738. tfnb,7-19 ----------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------HICKS ASPHALT, 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Dump truck driver, Class Asphalt crewman. Exp. required on all. 352-535-5479. tfnb,4-26 ----------------------------------------------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 ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted We are seeking 2 F/T Q.O.L. C.N.A.s for our Life Enrichment Department to facilitate recreation programs such as rummy, choir, watercolor painting, story time, baking, club and much more. If you are hardworking, dependable, with a positive attitude and would like to work helping elders enjoy life to the fullest, please apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP or Florida Crown Workforce, Old Town. tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------Yard Sale We are looking for vendors/yard sellers to participate in a craft sale/ yard sale event. near a highly traveled highway and well advertised. The event will take place July 28th. For more information or to reserve your space, call June Wood at 727-748-3453. 1tp,7-26 ----------------------------------------------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. www.senioradulttravel.com 352-727-2268. tfnb,6-7 ----------------------------------------------Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. They can be picked up at the Trenton Library July 27 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 ----------------------------------------------Services 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 Trenton Farm Equipment is looking for a full-time farm equipment mechanic. Hours are Mon. Fri. 8 am to 5 pm. Apply in person, ask for Derek or Jerry. Pay based on experience. Needed immediately. tfnb, 7-26 ----------------------------------------------Farm Equipment Maintenance Mechanic: For local Sod Farm. Working knowledge of tractors; mechanical, electrical, and hydraulics. Truck driver experience a plus. Background check required. Please call for information 352472-2616. 2tb,7-19-7-26 ----------------------------------------------Part Time Truck Driver must have 2 yrs experience, Class A CDL, and clean record. For local deliveries, on an as-needed basis. Forklift experience a plus. Please call 352-472-2616 for more information. 2tb,7-19-7-26 ---------------------------------------------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. Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 POLITICAL Banners Yard Signs Magnetic Signs and more.... 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 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 ben.colson@ffbic.com 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. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com 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 Auto Body Collision Repair We Accept All Insurance Claims Doing business for Over 30 years. Fanning Springs Auto 16720 N.W. Hwy. 19 Fanning Springs 352-463-2387 We Guarantee Our Work as long as you own your car. 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 homes@lesliesapp.com www.lesliesapp.com 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 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!" Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Road Signs Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags

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Page Ten THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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 AAA BUDGET TREE SERVICE 352-472-6032 800-TREES-00 www.aaabudgettreeservice.com METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA www.gulfcoastmetalroof.com Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong CCC#1325497 Free Evening of Blue Grass at Otter Springs Friday, Aug. 3rd Come on out to the Otter Springs on Friday, August 3 and enjoy free Blue Grass music. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. until. This event is family friendly and will be held at the Spring House Lodge. An Evening of Blue Grass will fea ture Dolton Pike and guest bands. Cabin 22 Sound Productions spon sors the free Blue Grass music at Ot day of each month. Good food and beverages will be available for purchase. Hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings will be for sale this month. All pro ceeds from the sale of food will go to Project at Otter Springs. Also, any donations to this project are appreci ated. If your band would like to partici pate in this wonderful event, please call Gail Carter at 352-356-2398. Lyn Mills sold the top slaughter bull this week at $87.00 bought by Brown Packing. North Florida Holstein sold the top slaughter cow this week at $70.00 bought by Brown highest priced replacement cow at $95.00 bought by 4M Cattle. W. C. Blue sold the top replacement bull at $106.00 bought by 4M Cattle. Keith Stephens sold the highest priced pair at $1,150.00 bought by Frank Smith. The high price yearling was sold by Terrell Register to Cracker Cattle for $235.00. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. You can watch our Cattle Sale live every week at www.lmaauctions. com. #1 150-199, 170.00, 200.00, (180.00) 200-249, 195.00, 200.00, (196.88) 250-299, 192.00, 200.00, (195.58) 300-349, 180.00, 190.00, (184.00) 350-399, 164.00, 184.00, (169.40) 400-449, 148.00, 165.00, (153.10) 450-499, 145.00, 149.00, (147.00) 500-549, 144.00, 148.00, (145.71) 550-599, 140.00, 141.00, (140.33) 600-649, 126.00, 138.00, (130.33) #1 1/2 #2 150-199, 145.00, 170.00, (155.42) 200-249, 135.00, 195.00, (167.50) 250-299, 126.00, 192.00, (157.40) 300-349, 128.00, 180.00, (167.60) 350-399, 118.00, 164.00, (151.79) 400-449, 111.00, 148.00, (142.25) 450-499, 140.00, 145.00, (143.46) 500-549, 138.00, 144.00, (141.75) 550-599, 137.00, 140.00, (138.75) 600-649, 110.00, 126.00, (114.20) #1 150-199, 160.00, 235.00, (183.75) 200-249, 150.00, 185.00, (165.25) 250-299, 142.00, 152.00, (146.40) 300-349, 145.00, 153.00, (148.38) 350-399, 126.00, 145.00, (135.00) 400-449, 124.00, 130.00, (127.00) 450-499, 116.00, 125.00, (119.50) 500-549, 116.00, 117.00, (116.25) 550-599, 111.00, 114.00, (112.33) 600-649, 110.00, 112.00, (111.33) #1 1/2 #2 150-199, 126.00, 160.00, (142.67) 200-249, 126.00, 150.00, (138.18) 250-299, 107.50, 142.00, (129.17) 300-349, 96.00, 140.00, (125.44) 350-399, 110.00, 126.00, (117.69) 400-449, 104.00, 124.00, (115.94) 450-499, 97.00, 116.00, (107.90) 500-549, 108.00, 116.00, (113.14) 550-599, 92.00, 111.00, (106.17) 600-649, 100.00, 110.00, (104.50) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 46.00, 95.00, (64.22) 800-1000, 53.00, 81.00, (63.81) 1000-1200, 54.00, 70.00, (61.64) 1200-1400, 54.00, 59.00, (56.20) 1400-UP, 48.00, 53.00, (50.50) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 76.00, 76.00, ( 76.00) 1200-1400, 74.00, 74.00, ( 74.00) 1400-1600, 70.00, 84.00, ( 76.00) 1600-1800, 77.00, 77.00, ( 77.00) 1800-2000, 74.00, 87.00, ( 80.50) PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 450.00 1,150.00 865.00 TOTAL: 567 North Florida Livestock Market Report from Wednesday, July 18 Agents with the Florida Depart ment of Law Enforcement, assisted by the Gilchrist County Sheriffs land Security Investigations, arrested Joseph Roberts, 42, of 440 NW 96th Place, (in Gilchrist County) Branford, Florida for 10 counts of possession of child pornography. A search warrant conducted at the Roberts residence resulted in the discovery of multiple images of child pornography, most of them of children less than 10 years old and as young as 3-4 years old. Roberts was booked into the Gil christ County Jail. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of computer foren sic exams. The case will be prosecut 8th Judicial Circuit. Citizens are encouraged to come forward with any information that may be helpful to this case. Please contact FDLE at (850) 410-7640. For FDLE arrests Gilchrist man for child pornography Vet Fest Saturday, Aug. 25th at Otter Springs Fest at Otter Springs Park and Camp ground on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This free day at Otter Springs Park and Campground is to support the Come out and enjoy the food, fun, music, games and swimming in the springs. available to offer information and as sistance to veterans and family. If your Organization would like to be part of this event for our vet erans, please call Robert Wells 352318-2416 or Debbie Destin 352-2155417. Anyone needing more information can call Dan Cavanah at 352-2133221. Otter Springs Park and Camp ground is located at 6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Cornhusk Flower Making at Dudley Farm workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 08, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring some of the delicate beauty of summer blossoms to your fall the husks of dried corn. Cornhusk lends itself to many variations when it comes to making poppy, marigold or rose from cornhusk. You need very simple material other than cornhusk to make every house. You can use paint or dye to make natural color of husk. This is a child friendly workshop. Dudley Farm Historic State Park is located at 18730 W Newberry Road near Newberry, FL 32669. Contact Sandra Cashes 352-4721142 for more information. tips on keeping your children safe online, visit the Secure Florida web ing_safe/best_practices_for_par ing_safe/best_practices_for_par ents/> Submitted The Florida Department of eliminate distractions while driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving crashes statewide. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association and AAA The Auto Club Group to bring awareness to Distracted Driving. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car they should focus Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes drivers reaction time to effectively avoid a crash. Always keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on driving to Arrive Alive. Preliminarily, in 2017, there were almost 50,000 crashes involving distracted driving in Florida. That means, on average in 2017, there were 958 distracted driving crashes per week. Distracted driving crashes have increased 25 percent since 2013. Last year, these distracted driving crashes accounted for more than 3,000 serious bodily injuries and 200 fatalities. Distracted driving is extremely risky behavior that not only puts drivers and passengers in danger, but others out on the road as well, Joseph Roberts said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. Focused attention on driving increases your reaction time to dangerous driving situations, helps to prevent crashes and saves lives. There are different types of driver distractions, including: visual (taking eyes off the road), manual (taking hands off the wheel) and cognitive (mind not on driving). Texting is one of the most dangerous driver distractions since it involves visual, manual and cognitive distractions. However, texting is not the only distracted driving behavior; other dangerous driving distractions include putting on makeup, tending to children in the backseat, eating, tuning the radio, checking GPS navigation and even daydreaming. April had the third highest number of distracted driving crashes in 2017, followed by March and October, respectively. Preliminarily, in 2017, drivers age 20 were responsible for the highest number of distracted driving crashes, followed closely by 25 year-olds and 15 year-olds. Distracted driving crashes involving electronic devices accounted for nine percent of distracted driving crashes for 20-29 year-olds and were highest of any age group. No matter the age or number of years behind the wheel, no driver is immune to the devastating effects of distracted driving, said Amy Mercer, Executive Director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, FPCA. Distracted driving is one hundred percent preventable, but too many choose not to focus on the road ahead. Today, I urge drivers across protect Floridas roads from danger. Texting while driving, along with other distractions, has resulted in tragic heartache for far too many families we proudly serve, said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, President of the Florida Sheriffs Association. DHSMC Urges Floridians and Visitors to Focus on Driving Governor Reappoints District Governing Board Members Submitted Back in June, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Charles Keith and Alphonas Alexander to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board. We are thankful to Governor Scott for allowing Mr. Keith and Mr. Alexander to continue their service to the District; both men bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help guide the protection of our water resources, said Hugh Thomas, executive director for the District. Keith, 65, of Lake City, is the president of American Pawn Brokers. He received a bachelors degree from Armstrong State and represents the District as an at-large member. Keith is reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022. Alexander, 68, of Madison, is a part-time contractor with the Forestry Company. He previously served as the forester and maintenance manager for Buckeye Cellulose Pulp and Paper Mill. Alexander received his degree from Florida A&M University. Alexander serves represents the Upper Suwannee River Basin. He is reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022. Both members are subject to Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and events Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 A support group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meets the third Tuesday of each month at Cross City First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Childcare provided. For info call Gigi at (352) 4939183.