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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. 12 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, August 16, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area August 16, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Early Voting in Gilchrist August 18-25th Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez announced early voting will begin on August 18 and continue un til August 25. The Early Voting in Gilchrist County will take place at the Gilchrist County Court House. Early voting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, August 19, from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. GCSO escorts Noel to Missing Dixie County Man found near Rock Bluff Bridge The Gilchrist County Sheriffs Of Tuesday morning, August 7 for Rich ard James Preston, 36 of Suwannee, Florida. The GCSO was attempting to locate Richard Preston who was last seen on Friday, August 3, 2018 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. get ting into a boat at Ellie Rays on the Gilchrist County side of the Santa Fe River. Preston was supposedly head ing south from Ellie Rays toward Shingle Creek located in the town of Suwannee. According to the GCSO they be came involved with the search on Saturday morning, August 4 about 11 a.m. The driver of the boat reported that Preston fell out of the boat while it was stopped and he never saw Pres ton resurface. Prestons body was re covered on the Dixie County side of the Suwannee River near the CR 340 bridge at Rock Bluff around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. It was reported that the Dixie they had ruled Prestons death an acci dental drowning with no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. The recovery of Prestons body was a joint effort of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Dixie County, Layfayette County and Gilchrist County Sheriff Schultz said, I would like to thank all of the participating agencies in the recovery of Mr. Preston. Sheriff Schultz re quested that everyone keep the fam ily and friends of Mr. Preston in their prayers. Trenton Sr. FFA named a National 2 Star Chapter Lauren Roberts, Gracie Langford, Alizabeth Morehouse, and Miranda nalists in the National Agriscience Fair for their respective categories. They will display their research and interview during the 91st National FFA Convention during the week of Oct. 24 27, 2018 in Indianapolis. The Trenton Sr. FFA chapter has been named a 2018 National 2 Star Chapter. This program recognized outstanding FFA chapters that have actively implemented the mission and strategies of the FFA Organiza tion through a program of activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities, and strength ening agriculture. The chapter will be recognized during the 91st Na tional FFA Convention. More photos on page 5 Showdown has record ticket sales The Education Foundation of Gil christ County had a record number of ticket sales for the 6th annual Schol arship Showdown. The event was held at the Su wannee River Fair barn in Fanning Springs on Friday, August 10. Those attending enjoyed a wonder ful catered meal by Cowboyz Bar-BQ and Catering out of Archer. The evening started off with a social time followed by Damon Leggett, the Ed Foundation President, announcing lucky gun winners were Jim Hudson, Heather Marczynski, Clif Bradley, Greg Leggett, and Tiffany Bodiford. Jay Lindsey won the recliner that was donated by Complete Sleep and Furnishings. Bill Martin won the 50/50 draw ing which was $410 and Jose Cintron won the last chance drawing at the end of the evening. A total of 250 dinner/showdown tickets were sold which is a record for this event. Because of the high ticket sales, the Showdown gleaned over $17,000 for the Education Founda tion this year. Throughout the Showdown por tion of the event, random tickets were picked to win cash prizes. Those win ners included Cory Nowling who won $100, KayLee Beauchamp won $250, John Ferguson won $500, Tif fany Bodiford won $750, and Terry Parrish won $1000. on the Showdown Board, Leggett asked those holding those tickets to stand. The ticket holders were asked ways and each take home $500 or if they wanted the game to proceed to ticket holders decided to split the Marilyn Thompson, TRC Properties (Clif Bradley) Larry Thompson, Don Thomas and Cindy Jo Ayers. Leggett let the game proceed so everyone would know who would maining players had not chosen to showdown, lucky number 8. Table sponsors this year were 83 Farms, Alliance Dairies Group, BHS Class of 1998, BMP Logic, Capital City Bank, Central Florida Electric, Custom Pine Straw, Duke Energy, Gilchrist Auto Parts, Hair Perfor mance, Natures Resource products, Palms Medical Group, Pirates of 40, Smith Law Firm/Smith Asset Man agement. A special thank you from the Edu cation Foundation to Lancaster Cor rectional Institution work squad, and Pawn Pro. Everyone attending enjoyed a fun night and good fellowship, all the while raising money for the scholar ships for the Class of 2019 seniors at Bell and Trenton High Schools. By Cindy Jo Ayers Commission considers increase of water and sewer rates and keep property taxes at 2 mills The Trenton City Commission held a tentative budget workshop on Monday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. to consider their budget position for October 1. The Commission had re cently passed a proposed an ad Va lorem taxing rate of 3 mills for the municipality. The board became involved in a lengthy discussion on whether to ap prove the proposed 3 mills and in crease the water and sewer rates by 2% in the City of Trenton; or con sider a 5% rate increase for water and sewer service and keep the property tax rate at 2 mills. Trenton businessman Paul Redd addressed the Commission asking the council to consider a user based fee system to spread the municipal taxes among all of the residents and property owners in the City of Tren ton. Redd explained the municipal ity should expand water and sewer service to the commercial businesses along SR 26 east of NE 10th Street nicipality. Redd owns and operates a commercial rental property business that has several retail businesses in Trenton. He explained that a small portion of the property owners are forced to pay over 75% of the ad Va lorem property taxes when the City of Trenton increases the millage. Lets bring fairness back into the system. It is better when the expense is spread out among the people that are using the services, he added. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson ex plained the proposed budget prepared based on 3 mills would give the mu nicipality $179,000 in Capital Outlay and enable the City to continue to plan on improving roads and infra structure, primarily water and sewer service in the City of Trenton. The City Manager reported the garbage service would increase at 2.2% in the Commissioner Randy Rutter ex plained the City of Trenton gets their operating revenues from the Water and Sewer service system and the ad Continued on page 2

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Page Two THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Reunions Everett Family Reunion The annual Everett family reunion will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Trenton Community Center, 214 SE 3rd Ave., Trenton. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a brief business meeting, followed by a covered dish luncheon. Those attending should bring a covered dish or dishes to share. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Back by popular demand is our annual family auction so bring something to donate, homemade is always welcome! All Everett/Everette descendants are cordially invited to attend. For questions, call Linda Hagan at (352) 221-3779. METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA www.gulfcoastmetalroof.com Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong CCC#1325497 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 The Roberts Family Reunion The Roberts family reunion is Saturday, September 1st. It will be at the Bell Community center with lunch being served at noon. Bring your favorite dishes and desserts to share. Paper goods will be provided. Valorem property taxes. Mayor Lee Deen asked Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. if the City of Tren ton could increase the gas taxes sold in the City of Trenton. Lang pointed out that all of the gas service taxes come under the umbrella of Gilchrist County. The revenues from the sale of gas taxes in Gilchrist County are split between Bell, Trenton and Gilchrist County. Mayor Deen explained that he would get on the County Commis sion agenda and ask the Commission to consider increasing the percent age of gas tax revenues to the City of Trenton. Attorney Lang pointed out that the Town of Bell receives 4%, the City of Trenton 10-12% and Gilchrist Coun ty receives the remaining revenues annually from the State of Florida. The Commission requested the City Manager revise the proposed budget based on the present millage rate, increase the Water and Sewer fees to 5% and the garbage service fees would increase to the current CPI (consumer price index) rate of 3.3%. The Commission will have another proposed budget workshop meeting on Monday, August 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Commission will hold on September 10 and the Final Bud get hearing on Monday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. --The City Commission considered Resolution 2018-08 under Action Items in the Monday evening meet ing. The City of Trenton requests the FDEP and SRWMD reduce or waive permit and processing fees for the City of Trenton in 2018-2019. This is based on Florida statutes 218.075 population of less than 50,000 and municipalities with a population less than 25,000 in the sunshine state. Commission considers increase of water and sewer rates and keep property taxes at 2 mills Continued from page 1 The City of Trenton currently has an estimated population of 1,969 based upon available estimates by Florida Estimates of Population 2017. The per capita taxable value is less than the statewide average for the current Fiscal Year, and the per centage of assessed property value that is exempt from Ad-Valorem taxation is higher than the statewide The City of Trenton Total Just Value is $109,080,772. The Total Assessed Value is $103,984,669 and the Tax able Value is $58,004,982 with an exempt amount of $45,979,687. The Per Capita Taxable value average is $29,459 in Trenton. The Per Capita Taxable value average in Florida is $85,208. The percentage of assessed value exempt from taxes in Trenton is 44.22% and in Florida is 21.12%. This data is taken from Ad Valorem Data Book 2017 (DOR) and Flori da estimates of Populations 2017. District Governor John Medina Challenges Gilchrist Rotary to Be e Inspiration! The Rotary Club of Gilchrist County was honored to have our Rotary District Governor, John Medina, and his wife, Dee Dee, from the Lake City Rotary Club join us for our meeting on Monday, August 13th at the Womans Club in Trenton. John, who was born in the Dominican Republic, has been a Rotarian for eighteen years and sees Rotary as the ultimate way to give back to your community and globally. John was introduced to us by Jana Carlisle, our District 6940 Assistant Governor. Jana is the Staff Development and Marketing Bank. Jana has been a Member of the Williston Rotary Club since 2016 and is a Past President of that Club. Johns program centered around this years slogan for Rotary Be the Inspiration! John is the 105th District Governor for our District 6940 and told us it was an honor to visit all of the 50 Rotary Clubs in our District. He was inspired many years ago by a Rotarian friend of ours that we all miss Ed Philman. Ed was Rotary District 6940 Governor in 2012-2013 and John was so inspired by Eds leadership and grace. Johns is grounded by his home family, faith family, Rotary family and vocational family. He believes it is important to be serious but have fun, and one could certainly believe that when you meet John and Dee Dee as they both have outgoing personalities but are professional and hard working. John noted that one of the aspects of Rotary he likes best is that although we are blessed with beautiful and clean water in our area, gorgeous and fertile land, high literacy and most people are well fed, Rotary helps others in our country and abroad to have clean water, build homes and agriculture and address illiteracy and hunger. An example of the good Rotary does internationally is the impact we have made by partnering with others to eradicate polio in the world. We raise monies through our Purple Pinkie campaign in the schools each October and thank the parents, teachers and children for their support of this important project that does so much good for others. John ended his presentation with an inspiring quote by John Wesley that we all can aspire to live Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. And, the Gilchrist Rotary Club will do our best to live up to this inspiring quote and thanks District Governor John Medina, Dee Dee Medina and Jana Carlisle for a fun and inspiring day! And, thanks to Chef Jason of Chefs Table Bistro for a delicious luncheon of beef tenderloin medallions with onion and mushroom demi-glace, roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables, garlic toast, caesar salad and creme brulee! Left to right, Rotary Past President, Bob Clemons; Rotary District Governor, John Medina; Dee Dee Me dina; and Rotary District Assistant Governor, Jana Carlisle. Rotary service awards were given to Bob Clemons and Mike Lakner for being a Shining Star and to Steph anie Douglas and Holly Creel for being a Rising Star by Area 6940 District Governor John Medina.

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 Online subscriptions are now available for just $25 per year. www.GilchristCountyJournal.net By Cindy Jo Ayers THE GILCHRIST COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES: THURSDAY AUGUST 23 and FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 FOR INVENTORY. Also TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 for PRIMARY ELECTIONS. Otter Springs to host 2018 Vet Fest August 25 ForVets Inc. and Meridian Sup portive Services for Veteran Fami lies invites you to join the annual Vet 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 Camp Valor Project for our severely wounded Veterans. Come out and enjoy the food, fun, music, games and swimming in the springs. Normal daily entry fees are child (up to 5) free, Regular fee ages 6 59 $3 per person and senior citizen rates ages 60 and over $2 per person. Veteran related services will be 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 352215-5417. Anyone needing more information can call Dan Cavanah at 352-213-3221. Otter Springs Park and Camp ground is located at 6470 SW 80th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. 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 8/16 to 8/22 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th Low 12:12 AM 0.8 High 6:00 AM 3.3 16 Low 12:42 PM 0.9 High 6:35 PM 3.1 F Low 12:49 AM 1.1 High 6:39 AM 3.3 17 Low 1:39 PM 0.9 High 7:40 PM 2.7 Sa Low 1:31 AM 1.5 High 7:24 AM 3.3 18 Low 2:47 PM 0.9 High 9:00 PM 2.5 Su Low 2:23 AM 1.8 High 8:20 AM 3.3 19 Low 4:08 PM 0.9 High 10:32 PM 2.5 M Low 3:31 AM 2.0 High 9:27 AM 3.3 20 Low 5:28 PM 0.8 High 11:54 PM 2.6 Tu Low 4:49 AM 2.0 High 10:35 AM 3.3 21 Low 6:30 PM 0.6 W High 12:50 AM 2.7 Low 5:57 AM 1.9 22 High 11:37 AM 3.4 Low 7:17 PM 0.4 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) Come meet Ms. Barbara, 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. $25.00 SPORTS PHYSICALS Same Day or Prescheduled Barbara Williams, ARNP. B ob O n B oard Gilchrist County COMMISSIONER District 2 VOTE for Political ad paid and approved by Robert Clemons for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 2 (R) NEVER, NEVER, NEVER FORGET YOU ARE SPENDING OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 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 Yall Come, Classes of THS 73, 74, 75, 76 and 77 Submitted The Classes of Trenton High School 73, 74, 75, 76 and 77 and anyone who is interested, come join us on October 6, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until. The reunion will be held at the address below. The meal will be catered by Southern Pig and Cattle Company, Gary and Kathy Nolan, $15.00 per plate. Purchase your tickets by September 15 from Tim Lindsey, (352) 535-5731, SE 105th, Trenton 1868, 14450 NE County Road 339, Trenton. Follow us on Facebook. Bell High School Classes of 1955-1956 to hold Reunion The Bell High School Classes of 1955-56 will meet at Akins B-B-Q Restaurant in Bell. The Reunion will be held on Saturday August 18, from 11 a.m. until noon. Trenton High School Alumni Reunion September 29 at TES, dont miss it 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 the reunion. 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 at this years Alumni Reunion. 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. Seems like there is a day for every thing. National Golf Day, National Cupcake Day, National Sandcastle Day and even National Apron day, which is the day before Thanksgiv ing each year. On Monday a friend sent me a text saying Happy Left Handers Day, no kidding, they even have a day for those often referred to as South Paws. Im not surprised that my friend thought of me when she saw it was National Left Hand ers Day, for years she had heard me gripe about living in a right handed world. If you are right handed you have no idea how often we lefties have to adapt. Of course I understand that only about 10 of every 100 people are left handed, so of course every thing mechanical is geared toward right handed people. But just because its reasonable, it sure doesnt make it easy for us. Im writing this column on a computer keyboard that is very right handed. Not to mention every time I go to use someone elses mouse at work, its always on the right side. For instance in my car, think gear shift, the radio and all the controls are on the right, even the seat belt is posi tioned for a right handed person, pull it down and click the lock into place. I could go on and on, my sewing ma chine, 3 ring binders, notebook pa per, think about the old school desk that had the writing part of the table on the right side only. Scissors might be one of the most right handed tools we lefties use. It is a proven fact that most left handed people are creative. Think about da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pi casso who were all left handed. Im pretty sure living in a right handed world has forced us to be creative. But truly I would not trade my left handedness away, if it meant I would lose my creativeness. John and I both are left handed but neither of our children are. When they were young and the time came for them to learn to tie their shoes we had to get their right handed grand parents to teach them. We all laugh about that now. Needless to say, now that I know there is a National Left Handed Day every year on August 13, I plan to celebrate. But, I will not be making punch for the celebration. If you are left handed and have ever tried to pour punch out of a punch ladle that has a spout, you understand why. --German Chocolate Brownies Brownie layer 4 oz German chocolate, chopped into pieces 6 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons instant coffee 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs Pecan and Coconut topping 1/2 cup evaporated milk 4 tablespoon butter 2 large egg yolks 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans 3/4 cup shredded coconut Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8x8 inch pan or Pyrex dish. On the stovetop heat the butter and chocolate until melted and combined. Add in sugar, coffee and vanilla ex tract. Set aside to cool for a few min utes. Crack eggs in a small bowl and whisk together. Add to the chocolate mix incorporated with chocolate mixture. Pour in prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool in pan. Meanwhile make the topping. Com bine milk, egg yolks, brown sugar, and butter into a small saucepan. Cook over medium low heat for about 7 or 8 minutes, stirring often. The mixture will begin to bubble and thicken. Add vanilla extract. Fold in chopped pecans and coconut, and set aside to cool a little. While topping is still warm spread over top of brownie layer. Lynn Studstill is shown presenting a check for $3,364 to Gilchrist County Animal Services during the August 6th Gilchrist County Commission Meeting. Also shown in the photo are Ericka Hudson and Brandon Butler from the Gilchrist County Animal Services. Lynn Studstill and her family recently hosted a fundraiser dinner in mem ory of her daughter Kourtney Dunnam Lambert who was killed on April 7, 2018 by lightning. Kourtney loved animals and the family Animal Shelter. Gilchrist Animal Shelter receives $3,364 donation

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters The parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most familiar stories in the Bible. It has long been the focus of many Sunday School lessons and sermons about how Gods forgiveness is waiting for a person who has strayed from their faith, if only they will return to Him. This message is without a doubt THE message of the Bible. God absolutely wants those far from Him to know that He loves them and longs for them to return. And yet, in context, there was another message that Jesus very much wanted to convey. It seems that a group who considered themselves very close to God had a problem with how Jesus was spending His time: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying This man received sinners and eats with them. (Luke 15:1-2) The Pharisees and scribes were the religious leaders of the day, tending to all things spiritual. They knew which prayer to say when, which i to dot and t to cross. They knew the answers to the hard questions about what was right or wrong, and they worked hard to get it right. So, it is easy to understand their frustration when Jesus shows up and spends most of his time hanging out with sinners. As He often did, Jesus answered their complaint with a series of parables. This time about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son. With the lost sheep and lost coin, He points out the desire to celebrate was lost. We can all relate to the lost wallet or anything necessary and valuable after an exhaustive search. In fact, the sheep and the coin had this in common: both were found by someone diligently searching. But then we come to the prodigal. Take a closer look at the story in Luke 15:1124. Something was lost, something is found, and then a celebration follows. Much like the sheep and coin, except the prodigal found his way back to the Father. We often miss that because the music is loud and the feast is joyous. But then we hear a complaint. The older brother who has stayed at is not celebrating that his wayward brother has come home. After all, he has been the one working hard to take care of everything while he was off having fun. Sound familiar? The Pharisees and scribes sound a lot like older brothers. Many church folks may relate to how the older brother and the religious leaders felt, the same the right thing while others seem to be having such fun doing the wrong things. What changes everything here is the view of the Father about those right things. Is doing the right thing checking off the list or checking with the Fathers heart? Yes, the younger brother wasted his portion, but the portion that was left consumed all the older brothers time and energy. He was taking care of his inheritance, when perhaps his father wished he would go look for his brother. Jesus message to the religious leaders was subtle but clear. Our inheritance from our Father is eternal life. It is a gift and cannot be earned by working hard to do everything right. Gods heart is that we value the gift enough to search for those far away from Him and celebrate when they are found. Because every heart really does 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 Race for the Ages 5K Fundraiser 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 SE Veitch Street, Gainesville. 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 county area (Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union counties). Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and events Gilchrist County Womans Club Club House 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:00 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Mary Alice Heath Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 Connecting, growing, and serving in love. www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com Political ad paid and approved by Bill Martin for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 2 (R) ELECT BILL MARTIN for County Commissioner District 2 HERE TO SERVE Email: martinservesgilchrist@gmail.com Cell: 352-221-0716 Facebook: martinservesgilchrist I am proud to call Gilchrist County my home for almost 40 years. Graduate of Bell High School and The University of Florida Teacher and Advisor of Agriculture at Bell Middle/High School for 26 years Christian Conservative Republican Member of Gilchrist Cattlemens Association and Farm Bureau Board member and Treasurer of Trenton Community Church of the Nazarene Serve the citizens of Gilchrist County Foster business-friendly environments to promote economic growth Acquire funds and grants to improve Gilchrist County infrastructure Help secure funding for new jail Create an organized plan for future anticipated growth Work to promote clean and environmentally safe businesses ABOUT ME: GOALS: Live Oak Church of God Mens Ministry will host an Iron Sharpens Iron Event. This event will be bring the community together. The event is planned for Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Church of God which is located at 9828 US 129, Live Oak, Fla. 32060 April 19, 2018 was a sad day for all because of the loss of two Gilchrist County deputies slain while eating a meal in a local diner in Trenton, Flor ida. On April 24th many gathered at Bell High School for the funeral of the Gilchrist County Deputies Noel Ramirez and Taylor Lindsey. Thou Seminole County Sheriffs Depart ment Chaplain Gene Gregory. Chap lain Gregory will be the guest speak er for the event Iron Sharpens Iron and everyone is welcome to come. Our community needs it because of what is going on in our community and world today. states Mens Min istry leader Johnnie Philman, who is his career in 1983 with the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, retir ing in 2010 from the Department of Corrections. Having these Iron Sharpens Iron Events this year has been a bless ing to our own men of the church and bringing many in from the commu nity to fellowship, such as the local football teams and the youth from the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch. The ministrys prayer is to change lives forever for the Kingdom of God, just like the Promise Keepers move ment in the early 1990s. This will be the last event for the year, several great guest speakers have spoke this year. Speakers included Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John for a community wide Church safety program, other guest speakers were former Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden and Chaplain Clint Purvis, Valdosta State Head Football Coach Kerwin Bell and Rev. David Ring. The Events will resume in February of 2019 with world renown speaker and Gospel Singer/ Lifes Highway TV host, Wade Spencer. Our Monday night fellowship and prayer meet ings will resume each Monday night at 7:00 p.m. come join us. For more Information you may call 386-3622483 or 386-842-5494. Iron Sharpens Iron Event August 20 Evangelist Carl omas to speak at Bell Church of God Revival Evangelist Carl Thomas will be at the Bell Church of God, 4 miles North of Bell on Hwy. 129, on September 16th thru the 21st for a revival. The time on Sunday will be 10:50 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Great singing! Great Preaching! Come worship with us. The First Baptist Church of Cross City Grandparent Support Group All are welcome to our support group which meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, this month August 21st at The First Baptist Church of Cross City at 10:00 a.m. until noon. Come to meet and support each other. Sometimes just talking about lifes situations makes us feel a little less burdened. Individual experiences with your grandchildren can help lead others in a different direction. Weve learned about school choices and this meeting will be about keeping our kids safe on the internet. A must in todays world. Let me know if you have questions or need childcare. Questions, please call Gigi Daube at (352) 493-9183. Don Thomas, Cindy Jo Ayers, Larry Thompson, Marilyn Thompson, and Clif Bradley of TRC Properties Gilchrist Commission meeting news By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission met on August 6, this is more infor part of the information was published in the August 9, Gilchrist County Journal. Kieran Bryan, Gilchrist County 911 Coordinator reported to the Commission that the ProQA software for 911 systems in Gilchrist County will allow the 911 operators to put down their Q-cards they have been using and this software will make a big difference in providing emer gency service to callers in Gilchrist $54,290 for the Medical system and $30,400 for the Fire service program. This sole source purchase was made through grants that had been received by the Gilchrist County 911 and Emergency services. A motion was made by Commissioner Gray to ap prove the request for purchase for this sole source system for the E911 sys tem. Commissioner Langford gave a second to support the motion as the board gave a unanimous vote to the purchase of the program. Mrs. Bryan reported that the new system is expected to be operational by November of this year. --Mr. Crosby asked the Commission if the Gilchrist County Road Depart ment could demo a new John Deere road grader that is being provided to the county through Beard Equip ment Co. The board asked Lou Le one, Road Department Supervisor, his thoughts about this program. Mr. Leone explained that the demo in volves a 3 day period where Gilchrist County will only have to pay for the fuel and the operator of the machine while being used in Gilchrist County. Attorney David M Lang, Jr. asked if the county would be liable for any repairs if the demo machine was to break down during this three day pe riod. Mr. Leone reported that Gilchrist County would not be responsible for any repair of this grader under nor mal operation during this demo time period. A motion by Commissioner Langford and a second by Commis sioner Poitevint to approve of the request. The Commission agreed by a unanimous vote in support of this program. --Ray Rauscher asked the Com mission under Public Participation if there is a maximum size that the county allows involving the elec tion signs that are showing up on the right-of-ways. He also asked how soon after the election do these can didates have to remove these signs from the public roadways and other places where they are being located? Attorney Lang explained that the State of Florida has pre-empted local rule in placing regulations on politi cal signage that are placed in coun ties throughout the Sunshine State. The John Hance OSteen Camp 770 Monthly Camp Meeting The John Hance OSteen Camp 770 will hold the monthly Camp meeting on our new headquarters building located at 202 NE 4th Avenue in Trenton. Our speaker will be Jerry Peacock. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the War Between the States and local history. For further information contact Camp Commander Clement Lindsey at (352) 354-1051 or Adjutant Archie Matthews at (352) 226-0154. World War II Vets Meeting September 13 at 11:00 a.m. Hope to see you there. All Vets, family, and care givers are invited to come. Any questions please call me, Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

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Page Five GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 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 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!" 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. Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 I have lived in Gilchrist County for 34 years. I am a motivated family man. My wife is Sarah and my son is Caleb. My mom and dad are Paul and Mary Fuller. My father worked for the Gilchrist County Road Department. I work for Herman Sanchez, I am a foreman for his road construction company. I have worked on and fixed roads for the past 20 plus years. I am a very hard worker and I am confident that I can do this job. I have common sense, I know how important it is to listen to the people of Gilchrist County's wants, needs, and concerns. I will not promise things that I can not do. I can promise that I will make my decisions based on the needs of the people of Gilchrist County. I will not spend the County's money carelessly. I love this County and am very proud to be a part of it. Thank you! Richard Fuller Political ad paid and approved by Richard Fuller for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 2 (R) Vote for Bell Band Camp Updates and Practice Day Schedules By Christian Jimenez The Bell Purple Powerhouse Marching Band started out their learning all their music and sets out The two weeks of Band Camp went amazing, we welcomed returning veterans and talented color guard cannot wait to perform two outstanding drum majors and Powerhouse Marching Band are on including Mondays, Tuesdays, and Tuesdays are for Percussion, and Thursdays are for the entirety of the National Agriscience Fair finalist from Trenton FFA Gracie Langford and Alizabeth Morehouse will advance to nationals with their Detecting the Presence of What the Pledge Means You know the Pledge of Allegiance, only occasionally, or get the chance guessing, you say it mechanically, phrases, it lays out the fundamentals of what our country represents and under divine Providence, with three independent, and each entrusted with The meaning goes even deeper wary of concentrated power that they its core rejects autocratic political It sees them as a threat to our democracy, and depends upon a are counted fairly and citizens have This, in turn, provides a system that has the capacity to reform and rest on the political involvement of an independent judiciary, and constitutional guarantees of freedom They represent what some pundits monumental achievement a country for white males, or even for citizens In all this, we recognize and expect differences in race, religion, At heart, then, this is a system in this enterprise together, and all has the right to enjoy the promise of Put these two parts of the Pledge of political engagement, respect for giving individuals the space to make choices in their own lives that will country expects in return is that most individuals will live a life of honor, system demands hard work on the So the next time you stand as the Heavy Rains Increase Risks for Flooding Rainfall across the Suwannee Valley has increased levels in the aquifer across much of the 15-county Management District (District) and The District is warning residents to typically the most active months of many low areas across the District Many areas throughout the District have experienced much higher than average rainfall over the past two counties have received almost 40 inches of rain over the past three months, compared to a long-term average of approximately 18 inches Communities in Alachua, Levy and Dixie counties have already particularly in low-lying areas of level forecasts on the Santa Fe River although water levels are currently Because of all the rain, there is little In many areas of the District, the only solution is for the water to move to another place, recede, evaporate or Historically, August and SeptemDistrict is most likely to have widespread rain from tropical tropical weather over the next few weeks, summer thunderstorms can very quickly especially when an area Residents in low lying areas and those along rivers and streams should can do to safeguard their homes and Take time to identify alternate evacuation routes in the event the should keep in mind that even if their home is on high ground, the roads property, including animals, from Verify that drainageways on or Identify an evacuation location Always evacuate if instructed to The District monitors river and levels along river corridors approach and local emergency management personnel to warn citizens, so they can protect their homes, resources For more information on rainfall works with local communities to

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Page Six THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 9th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a great day with lots of friends and visitors stopping by. Usually the summer months are slow yet this week we had 17 for lunch. New friends means new food dishes. This week we had lamb and noodles while in the past weve had venison served several ways. We get to introduce others to collards, mustard or turnip greens and maybe chicken and rice. Claire brought in her pony rag quilt. Its adorable so we have it hanging in the sewing room. Quilts can be any shape or size. She also shared another rag quilt. Joyce donated several bags of items including a quilt top the ladies want to hand quilt next. Thanks, Joyce, it was great to see you. Wish you could come more often. Johnny Johnston, the Old Sewing Machine Man, will be here Wednesday, Sept 19th to clean sewing machines. Debbie will be doing a demo on a new way of machine binding and piping. The Backyard Pickers will be with us September 1st. We had several extras sitting in last weekend to play with the group which added to the fun. Hope to see you then. _______________________ This tote reminds us that fall is not too far away. Claire made this adorable pony. Just think of the number of ways it could be used. Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 POLITICAL Banners Yard Signs Magnetic Signs and more.... 5th Annual Folk in the Springs September 16 The 5th Annual Folk in the Springs will be bringing exceptional artists to downtown High Springs. The event will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 12 p.m. 8 p.m. High Springs Music in the Park and Concert Series Inc presents: Folk in the Springs, a free community event, open to the public to promote both lo cal and state Artists and our Historic Downtown High Springs. Springs bringing acoustic artists from all over Florida to perform in the His toric Downtown District. A walking tour of our downtown area: James Paul Park, Community Center and Museum, High Springs Fire Depart ment, High Springs Library, GFWC High Springs New Century Womans Club, Priest Theatre and the Great Outdoors Restaurant. Artists this year includes: Tom Shed ~ (International Touring Artist & 2 times Grammy Nominee) Gailanne Amundsen ~(Orlando) Hailed Princess of Florida Folk, Gailanne is supporting her new CD Elaine Mahon ~ (Gainesville) over 25 songs of the Roots Music Report for Contemporary Folk. Lucky Mud ~ (Lynn Haven) 40 year veterans of Florida SwampyTonk and Folkabilly. 2PM Band Florida ~ (Tampa) trio of veteran talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents. Chris Kastle~ (St. Augustine) Singer-Songwriter/ Storyteller/Art ist/ Author/Educator at Sextant Mu sic, Ltd. Damaged Daughters ~ (Micanopy) Americana, bluegrass, rock to origi Well Worn Soles ~ (Homosassa) Referencing vintage roots and ageold themes. Eli Tragash ~ (Gainesville) Bring ing the traditional sounds of yesterSpringhouse Quilters raffle Guild. Tickets can be purchased at the Gilchrist County Journal. This beautiful quilt is outdoor themed and reversible, featuring an alligator/ swamp (shown above) on one side, and deer/woods on the back. Happy Birthday wishes to Gilbert Colonge, Patricia Owens Clark, LaToya Johnson and Charles Hill on August 16th; Scott Guthrie, Kayla Bell, Kevin M. Brown and Lori Ridenour on August 17th; Brandi Bailey, Kurt Hansen, Glen Thigpen, Morgan Brown, Malinda Holt, Victoria Rogers and Colleen Pollack on August 18th; Donna Harrison, Judy Overstreet, Melissa Stewart and Larry Grant on August 19th; Shannah Kirby, Rob Bailey, Teresa Spears, Nina Sue Shepherd, Shelby Myers, Dr. Alexandra James and Terry Hudson on August 20th; Johnny Lanier and Susan Johnson on August 21st; Judy Rehberg and Galen Watson on August 22nd. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Rick Riess and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wilson on August 16th; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cook on August 18th; Mr. and Mrs. Clif Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. Clay Sanders on August 19th; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Porter on August 20th; Mr. and Mrs. Fate Seay and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Tyner on August 21st; Mr. and Mrs. Ron Koltz on August 22nd. Socials

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Page Seven THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Local News Wanted at the Journal If you have Church News, Reunion News or local event news please email it to the Gilchrist County Journal at gcjreport@bell south.net or call 463-7135 for more information. Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Bell Mini Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self-Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801-83.809) hereby gives Notice of Sale under said Act, to wit: On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Bell Mini Storage, U.S. Highway 129, Bell, Florida, at 9:30 a.m., Scott Akins, owner will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder over which is owed on the contents of the space rented by: Austin Avery Amber Dozier Aaron Evans Michael Martin Carrie Parker Debra Peck Robby Stevenson Victoria Thrift Joyce Triplett David White Ronnie Wilson Publish August 9 and 16, 2018b ______________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2018 DR-178 Division: DR Krystal Peaton Petitioner, and Ross Atwood, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Ross Atwood 11856 Reedy Creek Drive Orlando, Fl 32836 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on KRYSTAL PEATON, whose address is 307 SE 917th Street, Old Town, FL 32680 on or before September 6, of this Court at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated August 6, 2018. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Deputy Clerk Published August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018b ______________ NOTICE FOR PROPOSALS Item: Utility Billing and Inventory Management Software Bid #: 18-06 Bid Closing Date: August 20, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the City of Trenton is accepting proposals until 5:00 pm Monday, August 20, 2018 in City Hall located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Final bid selection will be made by the City Commission at the Regular Commission Meeting on August 27, 2018. A list of software requirements can be found at www. org. Bids must be marked with Bid # 18-06; Utility Billing/Inventory Mgmt Software. Bids may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to: Pat Watson Bid #18-06 City of Trenton 114 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693 Please direct any questions to Trish Taylor by phone at 352-463-4000, or via email at The City of Trenton reserves the right to waive informalities in any proposal, to accept or reject any or all without cause, and to accept the proposal that in their judgment will be in the best interest of the City of Trenton. City of Trenton staff may review bids prior to their review at public hearing in order to communicate pricing, etc. Publish: August 9, 2018 and August 16, 2018b ___________________ NOTICE OF MEETING Please take notice, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a Regular Meeting on MONDAY, August 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda: 1. Call to Order (4:00 p.m.) 2. Prayer/Flag 3. Agenda Changes 4. Consent Agenda 5. Public Participation 7. County Administrators Report 8. Attorneys Report 9. Clerks Report 10. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m. David M. Lang, Jr., County Attorney; Resolution 2018-22 Adopting the Final Special Assessment Roll for SW 62nd Court 4:30 p.m. David M. Lang, Jr., County Attorney; Resolution 2018-23, Vacating Lot 2 of Amanda Plantation 4:45 p.m. Richard Hughes; SUP Appeal 5:15 p.m. Kayla Davis; Ordinance issue regarding special exception 11. Commissioner Reports 12. Old Business 13. New Business 14. Public Participation 15. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Publish August 16, 2018b ______________________ NOTICE NexTower Development Group, LLC is proposing to construct a 199-foot overall height monopole telecommunications structure located off West CR 232, Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida. The tower will have FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) lighting. Any interested party may request further environmental review of the proposed action under the FCCs National Environmental Policy Act rules, 47 CFR .1307, by notifying the FCC of the human environment. This request must only raise environmental concerns and can system at www.fcc.gov or mailed to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554 within 30 days of the date that notice of this proposed action is published on the FCCs website. Refer to File No. A1108283 when submitting the request and to proposed action. U2754/CVG Publish August 16, 2018b _____________ PUBLIC MEETING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Please take notice that the Three Rivers Library Board will hold a Budget Meeting on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., at the Lafayette County Public Library, in Mayo, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Please be advised, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person 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. Person with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. Publish August 16, 2018b. ______________ NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular meeting September 24, 2018, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the City of Trenton Community Center, located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall, located at 114 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida during regular business hours. mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA ESTABLISHING THE RATES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR REFUSE PICK-UP; REQUIRING CUSTOMERS TO UTILIZE 96 GALLON UNIFORM CONTAINERS FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL HAND COLLECTION PICK-UP AS PROVIDED TO THE CUSTOMERS BY THE GARBAGE CONTRACTOR FOR THE CITY; PROVIDING RATES FOR DUMPSTERS; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION; SPECIFICALLY REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 2015-04 AND ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 provide written notice to Lyle Wilkerson, City of Trenton City Manager, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693, Telephone No. (352) 580-4108, at least 48 hours prior to said meeting. 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 proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Publish August 16, 2018b _____________ NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on September 6, 2018 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2001 CHEVEROLET, VIN #3GNFK16T01G164543 Located at: 7100 SE SR 26, TRENTON, FL 32693 Gilchrist Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc, (954) 920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Publish August 16, 2018b ____________________ PUBLIC NOTICE Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. announces the availability of $350,000 of State Housing Initiative Program Plan funds for Gilchrist County, FL for the are available on our website at srecinc. org, or you may apply in person at the SW CR 307A, Trenton) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted beginning September 20, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the June 30, 2019 or until funds have been exhausted. For additional information please contact Stephanie Barrington, SHIP Director, 386-3624115, or sbarrington@suwanneeec.net Publish August 16, 2018. ______________ ARREST REPORT 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 $25.00 SPORTS PHYSICALS Same Day or Prescheduled August 6, 2018 Jeremy William Lanier, 19, of Branford, was arrested by the a Felon Awaiting Trial, Operating a Vehicle while Driver Licenses Suspended/Cancelled/Revoked, in Patrol Vehicle, $5,000.00 Bond; Total Bond $6,000.00. Travis Randall Rose, 25, of Newberry, was arrested by the Probation Violation Felony, Probation Violation; No Bond. August 8, 2018 Jack Joseph Fogler, 44, of High Springs, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, Bond $10,013.00. Jonathan Raymond Perkins, 27, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Appear, $2,500.00; Out of County Warrant X2, $2,000.00; Total Bond $4,500.00. Brittany Leigh Dickerson, 32, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Unarmed, No Assault or Battery; Bond $25,000.00. August 11, 2018 James Elmer Lane, 55, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Violation; No Bond. August 12, 2018 Elex Adelmo Gomez-Diaz, 20, of Bell, was arrested by the Gilchrist Drivers Licenses, Never had one Issued; No Bond Set. Jared Robert Suggs, 35, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Violation and Battery 2nd or Subsequent Offense; No Bond. ______________ Gilchrist County Land Transactions Jon David Gray and Brooke Gray to Marcus C. Hall and Megan A. Hall, Warranty Deed, $270,000.00, Lot 5 North Woods. Namoi Hersh Clackum a/k/a Naomi Herst Clackum a/k/a Naomi Clackum to Vincent Herman and Jessica Herman, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Part of 07-08-15-0000-00250010. Aaron Eugene Harris and Mary S. Harris to Karen Harris Dietrich and Fredrick Dietrich, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 5 Suwannee River Heights. Cecil E. Corbin to Celia A. Connell, Constance L. Corbin and Dan M. Corbin, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 1710-14-0000-0002-0000. Vera D. Lindsey, Vera D. Lindsey Trust, Vera D. Lindsey Trust Amended to Vera D. Lindsey, Dale W. Lindsey and Angela S. Lindsey, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Part of 2009-14-0000-0001-0000. Secretry of Housing and Urban Development to Countryplace Mortgage LTD, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 22 Hickory Bluffs. Ross A. Quarnoccio and Pamela Quarnoccio to Oaksin R. Ohara, Warranty Deed, $35,000.00, 08-0915-0191-0000-0150. Michael Todd Stewart d/b/ a Querencia Bible Missions to Querencia Bible Mission Civil Association, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 03-08-16-0000-0012-0031 Michael Todd Steward DBA, Querencia Bible Missions to Querencia Bible Missions Civil Association, Warranty Deed, $10.00, 03-08-16-0000-0015-0000. Estate of Meveree Carlisle Pope and Casey Allen Carlisle to Eddie Ronald Carlisle, Warranty Deed, $0.00, 07-09-16-0000-0002-0010. Estate of Meveree Carlisle Pope and Casey Allen Carlisle Personal Representative to Polli Williams f/k/ a Polly Cox, Warranty Deed, $0.00, 18-09-16-0000-0001-0010. Richard Moore and Ellen Moore to Charles H. Woods and Amy E. Woods, Warranty Deed, $50,000.00, 0910-15-0000-0022-0000. Easton Bullard, Jr. and Lilly R. Brown, Todd Newton Clerk of Court, County to Suwannee Valley Properties, Inc., Warranty Deed, $9,850.00, Lot 15 and 16, Block E Unit 2, Two Rivers Estate. Susan Wilcox, Todd Newton Clerk Gilchrist County to Southern Forest Grove LLC, $23,100.00, 14-10-160000-0001-0026. Gayle J. Jacobs to Rachel Howard, Warranty Deed, $10.00, Lot 10, Santa Fe Forest. ______________________ 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 Mr. Chris English Chris English, 61, of Ft. White passed away August 11, 2018. Mr. English was born November 3, lived in the High Springs / Ft. White area for over 58 years. He worked for several years as a meat cutter and was of the Baptist Faith. In his spare time, gardening, and beekeeping. Mr. English is survived by his wife Carol English, his sons Christopher English, Jr. of Lawtey and Dustin English of Ft. White, his daughter Amy English Cielke of Haugan, MT, his brothers Ricky English and Steve English both of High Springs, his sisters Sheila Bonanno of Inverness and Betty Goulet of Cedar Key, eleven grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Chapman English, his mother Willie Ann English, and his stepfather F.D. Whited. A memorial service will be held for Mr. English 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the High Springs Church of Christ, with Pastor Tim receive friends at the High Springs Civic Center following the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com. Obituaries Gilchrist County Journal (352) 463-7135 FAX (352) 463-7393 Find us on Facebook Advertising Printing Fax Service Signs Vinyl Letters

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Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 Help Wanted PROPANE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, class B CDL required, apply in person at GatorGas, 1626 NE Hwy-349, Old Town, FL 4tb, 8-16-9-6 ---------------------------------------------LCSW seeking a licensed practitioner to join a private practice in Trenton, FL. A professional in the following L.C.S.W., L.M.H.C., or L.M.F.T. are welcome to apply. If interested, please submit your resume to kimcarpenterherring@gmail.com. 2tb,8-16-8-23 ----------------------------------------------Ayers Health and Rehab is looking to person at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7 Street Trenton or Florida Crown Workforce Old Town. EOE DFWP. tfnb,8-16 ----------------------------------------------MDS NURSE: Ayers Health and Rehab Center a 5 Star Rating facility, is seeking Area. EOE DFWP. Apply to the Center. FAX: 352-463-7710. EMAIL: admin@ ayershealthandrehab.com 2tb,8-9-8-16 ----------------------------------------------looking for a full-time farm equipment mechanic. Hours are Mon. Fri. 8 am to 5 pm. Apply in person, ask for Derek or immediately. tfnb, 7-26 ----------------------------------------------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 Call Jeff at 352-463-2738. Help Wanted AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS 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 ----------------------------------------------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 Yard Sale METHODIST WOMEN: Saturday, August 18, 11 am 3 pm. 7755 SE SR349, Branford, FL. Furniture, small appliances, clothing, toys, etc. Brand toward scholarship fund. 1tp,8-16 ----------------------------------------------Refrigerator defroster. Asking $250 or best offer. Call (352) 463-8663. 4tb,8-9-8-30 ----------------------------------------------Wood Chipper VERMEER WOOD CHIPPER: Model 1250, Perkins diesel engine. Takes 12-inch logs and branches. Hydraulic feed, new bearings and blades. Pintle hitch. Tight machine and ready to work, $15,750. Call Robert 386-454-9327. 4tp,8-2-8-23 ----------------------------------------------Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal tfnb,7-18 Pre-School Ages-2-12, VPK, Preschool & Afterschool. Openings available Great rates 352-463-3555. tfnb, 1-30 ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Israel 2019, New Orleans, Branson, Scotland 2019, Maine, and Lands of the Bible Cruise 2019. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. www. senioradulttravel.com 352-727-2268. tfnb,8-9 ----------------------------------------------Services LIGHT TRACTOR WORK AND BUSHHOGGING. Within tri-county area. Archie Knowles, 386-935-0454... Services They can be picked up at the Trenton Library 5:30. Bring cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------Fast, friendly, reliable service. Repairs and replacements. Call All 1028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS 1471 NE 512 Avenue, Old Town, FL Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1. Available after hours seven days a week. Serving Florida and Tri County Area 26 years. 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: 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 ----------------------------------------------Training CNAs are in great demand. Quest Training offers a two week program taught by a registered nurse with years of teaching so you receive individual attention. Day and evening classes available. 386-3621065. Help Wanted 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 minimum 2 years driving, apply in person at 544 NE Lancaster Street, Trenton, FL 32693. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT gilchristcountyjournal.net TOP NEWS OBITUARIES SPORTS 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 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 CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL PLUMBING ER0004960 WELL PUMP SERVICE WATER SOFTENER COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD DRAIN CLEANING & VIDEO INSPECTION "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 FAX 463-7393 V inyl Letters Road Signs Banners Real Estate Signs Car T ags Woodland Craft Signs

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Page Nine THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL AAA BUDGET TREE SERVICE 352-472-6032 800-TREES-00 www.aaabudgettreeservice.com Summer fun at 4-H Camps Submitted The summer went by quickly and Jesse Thompson, Alaura Brown, and a Filling Fork Chef preparing side dishes at the Filling Fork Restaurant during Advanced Cooking Camp. 4-Hers learned to prepare and assemble food items, work the register, take orders, do to-go orders, and customer service. Thank you to the Filling Fork, and Mrs. Laura for hosting us! Amy Green, Kalin Siegel, and Joshua Green attending the banquet at 4-H University at the University of Florida. Braley Hines competing in the Chopped challenge at Advanced Cooking Camp. Youth learning to sand, stain, and prepare wood projects to make barn signs at Crafty Creations Camp. Emma Jones, Kalin Siegel and Thea Stalvey learning about veterinary science at All About Animals camp. Zoe Marin competing in the Cupcake Wars at Advanced Cooking Camp. 4-H members looking on during one of the 4-H summer camp demonstrations at a 21 Century event. 4-H members from throughout the county participated in summer camps this year. Local Football begins Friday night August 17 the

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Page Ten THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 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 Thanks to community support the Annual School Supply Drive was a big success By Cindy Jo Ayers For the past ten years the good people of Gilchrist County have donated school supplies for the local students. The supplies were delivered to each of the four public schools in Counselors in all the schools were very pleased to receive the supplies for their students who need them the most. A special thank you to the United Methodist Women of Trenton United Methodist Church who once again gave a large donation. Each year when the Gilchrist County Journal staff reaches out to the community for help in the form of donations for local students, the people of Gilchrist County step up and donate backpacks, pens, pencils, composition books and much more. Thanks to you all from the Gil christ County Journal staff. Mattie Ayers was a big helper when it came time to sort donated supplies and shop for additional supplies with donated school sup ply money this year. Mattie, age 5, helped deliver supplies to all the schools on Friday, August 10. Mattie starts kindergarten this week at Trenton Elementary. J.R. Trimm, owner of Trimm Auction Services, LLC, cut the ribbon at his new building on US 26 across Trimm is shown on left and his grandfather Milton Barber is shown on the right. A large crowd of over 200 people were on hand to enjoy the grand opening and antique auction on Saturday. Local AARP Chapter #2133 Meeting Submitted The monthly meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 will be held Tuesday, August 21, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 a.m.. If you are over and freely dine with us for your meetings, youll receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, enjoy good fellowship, have a great lunch, and maybe even win a door prize. Get involved, join this great local organization in community caring and sharing. See Chapter Treasurer Katherine LaBarca for membership information. Health Chair Susan Wells will be joining us with excellent up to date information concerning Senior health choices and to check Vital Signs. Program Chair Janice Rogers informs us that Gilchrist County School Superintendent Robert Rankin will be updating us on any changes in our school system. He will also be collecting donated school supplies which members have brought to donate. informs us that we will be dining on a Sandwich & Salad Luncheon at meetings close. Please bring your favorite entree, drinks, chips and/or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always enjoyed, thanks to our chapters awesome hospitality team and cooks. Please remember Can In Hand and bring a non-perishable and/or hygiene item for the local food bank. Also, dont forget to bring a school supply item. For more information on agenda call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 463-1889.