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Gilchrist County journal
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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 13 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, August 23, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area August 23, 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 now through August 25 Early voting will continue until August 25. The Early Voting in Gilchrist County Court House. Early voting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Academy Offers 911 Public Service 2018 Bell Graduate employed as GCSO Dispatcher after completing program By Janet Bradley Mark Lundy, the Criminal Justice instructor at Bell High School, is ex tremely proud of his students and the program offered at BHS. Students in Grades 9-12 may enroll in the Criminal Justice Academy and take a series of three courses beginning with Criminal Justice 1 and ending with Criminal Justice 3. Seniors can now enroll in the 911 Public Service Telecommunications (PST) class and earn a 911 Public Service Telecom Criminal Justice classes have been offered to students for many years at Bell High School. The Criminal Justice 1 course consists of introduc ing the students to the history, goals, and career opportunities in the Crimi nal Justice Profession. This course is typically taken in the ninth grade. Criminal Justice 2, which is taken the second year in the program, is to in troduce the students to the character istics of law and procedures of patrol, how to complete written reports, and crime prevention programs. Crimi nal Justice 3, which is taken the third year of the program, focuses on intro ducing students to crime scene safety, conducting criminal investigations, conducting forensic processing, and completing property control proce dures. Students receive their CPR tion during this course. After com pleting these three courses, students are considered concentrators or com pleters in the program. The highlight of the Criminal Jus tice Academy is the addition of the 911 Public Service Telecommuni 2011 a 911 Simulator System was purchased for the program, but with a change in teachers the system sat on a shelf for a few years until a certi The simulator allows students to practice the procedures of a 911 dis patcher. Lundy stated, The simula tor system was sitting there not being used. Most of the groundwork had been done and it was a matter of get ting it up and running so our students road deputy, and worked for the Drug Task Force before becoming an edu cator. He has been the Criminal Jus tice instructor at BHS for 4 years. The 911 Public Service Telecom munication class is a hands-on ap proach to teaching students how to become 911 Dispatchers. Students must complete 232 hours of class room work and hands-on experience exam. These hours consist of learn ing vocabulary terms related to each enforcement. By doing this, students learn which agency to dispatch in an emergency situation. The students also learn Dispatch Radio Signals which is a numerical description of emergency calls. As part of the 232 hours of instruc tion, students are transported to the every other Tuesday to shadow in the Communications Center. They rotate in groups of 2-4 in and out of the center. They observe calls and see how they are entered into the CAD system and observe who is dispatched to the scene. Lundy com mented, These students can start out earning between $24,000-$26,000 in a small district and between $26,000$36,000 in a larger district. This is pretty good considering they get Kerceton Walker, a 2018 graduate of BHS, earned the 911 Public Service Dispatcher Kerceton Walker is the Gilchrist County Sheriff Continued on page 2 Supervisior of Elections Connie Sanchez, Lisa Darrus and Tracy Sanders are all waiting By Cindy Jo Ayers 1928 was a good year, a very good year for the families of Joe Wilson and Doug Beach. Joseph Benjamin Wilson, a na tive of Thomasville, Georgia and his wife Geraldine, a Mississippi native, welcomed their baby boy Joseph Benjamin Wilson into the world on August 25, 1928, it was a Saturday. Just one week later Frank Beach, Sr. and his wife Edith Hunt Beach were Douglas Kent Beach, to their family on Sunday, September 2, 1928. Young Doug grew up on the farm working hard alongside his family through the great depression and at tended school at Trenton. The land they farmed is just down the road from where the Rodeo Arena is today on County Road 307. The Wilson family moved to the Judson area of Gilchrist/Levy coun grade at the one room school house in Judson. But his father soon moved the family to Shamrock in Dixie County. Mr. Wilson, Sr. had a background in the sawmill trade and he managed the cypress portion of the Putnam Lumber Company. Young Joe Wilson went to school in Dixie County and as time went on, his father became head of both the cypress portion and the pine portion of the Putnam mill. Mr. Joe said his father was always a cypress man at heart. Some years later, the Wilson fam ily returned to Gilchrist and began to farm again and buy land where Joe, and his brothers Milam and Roy live today. Beach and Wilson soon found themselves graduating Trenton High School together in 1946. But before graduation, a lifelong friendship was er. Mr. Joe said he and Doug had time to hunt more in the winter because there was less work to be done on the farm in the Winter months. Mr. Doug and Mr. Joe walked thousands of miles in the county, hunting for quail with their bird dogs. Mr. Doug ex plained in those days you just hunted where you wanted to, whenever you wanted to. Mr. Doug said You just grabbed your gun and dog and took off, you didnt need a license to hunt kill between 40 and 50 quail in a half day. Quail were plentiful and they both owned really good bird dogs. Mr. Joe owned a prized dog named Pluto that he raised and trained from a puppy. Mr. Dougs favorite dog was in Shirley Lake and on the river. Mr. Doug has wonderful memories of sharing Sunday dinners with the Wilson family. He said Mrs. Wilson was a wonderful cook and she always had a table full of people for Sunday dinner at noontime. Mr. Joe remem bers that she always served chicken on Sunday along with another meat, several bowls of vegetables, what ever their farm had provided. He said it was nothing for his family of nine to butcher a hog several Saturdays a month. Both men share memories of grow ing up with no electricity in their homes, ice boxes and the ice man delivering ice several times a week. They also remember smoke houses and their families curing pork and big hog killings with lots of neighbors at tending. Mr. Joe remembers his father plant ing two rows of corn and then two They also remember coming to town on Friday night or Saturday to buy groceries. Mr. Joe said, We only got to come to town once a week in those days, the rest of the time you were just on the farm with your broth father would give the children one they would divide the sticks of gum up evenly. Mr. Doug remembers his mother would buy ten cents worth of suckers which was a big treat for his brothers and sister. Judson had only one store at the time when Mr. Joe was a child. He recalled that it was two story, the bot few staple groceries and grits mill. Masonic Lodge. He remembers haul ing dried corn to the store and having it ground into grits and meal. Mr. Doug said his family had their corn ground at Blitchs Store. Both men remember farm life as young boys was working from day light until dark. They remember shelling peanuts for seed while listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio on Saturday nights. Mr. Joe remembers they had a small windmill on the roof that charged their radio battery which en abled them to play the radio with no electricity in their home. Mr. Joe also recalls V-J Day, Au Continued on page 10 Property owners of SW 62nd Court want Special Assessment expense reduced The Gilchrist County Commis sion held a Public Hearing on Mon 2018-22 involving SW 62nd Court Special Assessment District. County attorney David M Lang, Jr. explained to the Commission that Resolution 2018-22 sets into motion the comple tion of the paving of SW 62nd Court see the Special Assessment cost of $9,149.19 per parcel placed on their ad Valorem tax bill. A resident asked the commission creased since the beginning of the discussion of this program in 2015. property owner is expected to pay is 20% higher than the initial cost esti mate. The Commission explained that the initial estimate by the engineer was low and the bids on the construc tion were over $50,000 higher than By John Ayers what was estimated, and then when for the project, the lowest bid for the of these actual expenses were report ed to have increased the overall costs Attorney Lang pointed out that the Special Assessment program has a thirteen-step process involving sev eral public hearings that allow prop erty owners to address the Commis sion to ask questions at any point of this process. A second resident addressed the Commission asking for assistance in paying the increased payments that will now be absorbed by the property should help us bear some of these increased costs that drove this pav Anagostou. Continued on page 2


Page Two THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Send local News to the Gilchrist County Journal at or call 463-7135 Reunions The Roberts Family Reunion The Roberts family reunion is Saturday, September 1. 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. AAA BUDGET TREE SERVICE 352-472-6032 800-TREES-00 METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong CCC#1325497 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 8/23 to 8/29 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 1:31 AM 2.8 Low 6:51 AM 1.7 23 High 12:29 PM 3.5 Low 7:56 PM 0.3 F High 2:05 AM 3.0 Low 7:36 AM 1.5 24 High 1:13 PM 3.6 Low 8:30 PM 0.2 Sa High 2:35 AM 3.1 Low 8:16 AM 1.3 25 High 1:54 PM 3.7 Low 9:00 PM 0.2 Su High 3:02 AM 3.2 Low 8:54 AM 1.1 26 High 2:31 PM 3.7 Low 9:29 PM 0.2 M High 3:28 AM 3.3 Low 9:29 AM 1.0 27 High 3:07 PM 3.7 Low 9:57 PM 0.3 Tu High 3:53 AM 3.3 Low 10:04 AM 0.9 28 High 3:44 PM 3.6 Low 10:26 PM 0.4 W High 4:17 AM 3.3 Low 10:40 AM 0.8 29 High 4:21 PM 3.5 Low 10:56 PM 0.6 2469 N. Young Blvd. Chiefland 352-490-5333 or 352-213-0018 Microblading Powder Brows Eye Liner Lip Liner Teeth Whitening Spray Tanning 14 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Christy Couch Bryant Reunion The Bryant Reunion will be held at the Priscilla Annex on September 8 from 10:00 a.m. until? All family and friends are invited. Meat will be furnished, please bring a covered dish. For further information call Nannette Wilkerson at (352) 4630522. Rotary Membership Chair Todd Gray, new Rotarian Justin Jones, Rotary President Aaron Haynes, David Robertson, and Rotarian Shannon Smith. The Gilchrist Rotary welcomes Justin Jones as a new member of our Club! Justin, who works for Central Florida Electric Company was inducted by Membership Chair Todd Gray at our meeting on Monday, August 20th at the Womans Club in Trenton. As we traditionally do, we formed a line and each Rotarian came to Justin with a handshake and welcome to our Club. Rotarian Shannon Smith hosted todays program. Shannon and his wife of twenty seven years, Christine, have four sons and one grandchild. Shannon graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1990 and has been a Registered Investment Advisor for twenty years and an attorney for twelve years a Rotarian for ten years and his passion is youth athletics. Shannon introduced his guest speaker, David Robertson, also a practicing attorney and a Major in the Florida Army National Guard. First, David explained that those in the Florida National Guard wear two hats serving in the State for natural disasters such as hurricanes and potential breaches of peace. They also can serve the federal government and it was in this capacity that in 2011 David spent ten months in the combat zone of Djibouti, Africa, formerly known as French Somaliland. Djibouti is located on the horn of Africa and is a mostly French and Arabic speaking country whose populace is mostly nomadic. David was one of 700 soldiers deployed to this small East African country to provide numerous military services to twelve African countries protection of US embassies, security for drone aircraft, security for deep water port access, training with professional foreign military such as the French 5th Marines, and numerous other combat-related services. David, with his background as an attorney, was involved with understanding the international agreements and rules of engagement between these twelve countries and the US. The work was particularly challenging because in who is friend and who is foe. Rotary members thanked David for his service for our country and for the enlightening stories of his service in East Africa. Chefs Table Bistro served smoked barbecue pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, cake and tea for our luncheon. The Gilchrist Rotary inducts Justin Jones and David Robertson tells of deployment in East Africa. and is now employed at the Gil dispatcher. Students can take the but must be 18 to be employed as a dispatcher. After passing their cer for dispatch jobs at a Sheriffs Of emergency operations call center in Florida. During the 2017-2018 school year, eight of eleven students in the 911 Public Service Communi in the program for 2018-2019 and Lundy has high expectations for all students to pass. for 911 dispatchers until 2008. The Denise Amber Lee Act was passed by lawmakers creating Florida Stat exam. Academy Offers 911 Public Service Colton Spears shown practicing with the 911 Simulator in the classroom at Bell High School. Continued from page 1 Property owners of SW 62nd Court want Special Assessment expense reduced Continued from page 1 erty owner how is the road now that it is paved? The road is very nice ex cept for the many wash outs that have occurred during all of this heavy rain, he added. County Administrator Bobby Cros by reported that the wash outs would be repaired by the construction con tractor. Commissioner Gray explained that Gilchrist County should have an ad ditional step in the Special Assess ment program when the construction bids are reviewed to allow the prop erty owners involved in the project to have an opportunity to review actual the project. Commissioner Gray made a mo tion to approve Resolution 2018-22, Special Assessment District and add an additional step to allow property owners to have a clearer understand Commissioner Thomas agreed as he gave a second to the motion before the board voted in favor of the reso lution. --The Commission listened as Attor ney Lang explained that Resolution 2018-23 involving the vacating of lot 2 of the Amanda Plantation of North Gilchrist County. Property owners Tom Lucas and Lisa Moore were rep resented by attorney Ted Burt as he explained the 10-acre parcel where the applicants have their business will now be vacated from the subdi vision. A motion by Commissioner Thomas and a second by Commis sioner Poitevint to approve the reso lution following a unanimous vote. --southeast Gilchrist County addressed the Commission to appeal a Special Use Permit that was denied by the explained that he intended to place a small trailer on a piece of property to allow part time residence at this loca tion. The County Administrator ex plained to the Commission that he received 16 letters involving this Special Use Permit. When they were checked and reviewed by Building Department staff, 13 were validated which showed 11 neighbors were against the SUP and 2 were in favor of the part time use. that one of the people against the SUP had actually went to other prop erty owners living in the area and told them the applicant intended on putting a meth lab in this trailer. Ray the podium to explain that he would be living part time in this trailer and there would be no drugs at this loca tion. Commissioner Langford explained that she had been contacted by an in dividual that lives in this area involv ing this SUP. Mrs Langford asked the board for more information before a decision is made on this application. Commissioner Thomas made a mo tion to approve the Special Use Per mit to allow the small trailer to be lo cated on this property for a maximum of 180 days and lived in no more than asked for a second before the motion died for lack of support. Commissioner Poitevint asked if this property is sold four years from now, does this Special Use Permit transfer with the property. The at torney explained that the SUP does not transfer in lieu of a new property owner. Commissioners Langford and Gray asked for a continuance for this appeal hearing to be held in the next meeting. The board agreed to contin ue this appeal hearing to September 6 at 5:30 p.m. Tai Chi Chuan: Moving For Better Balance Classes to begin in Trenton September 11 Tai Chi Chuan: Moving for Better Balance is an adapted form of Tai Chi created for seniors and others who are in danger of falling because of impaired balance. Research has shown that Tai Chi is helpful in improving balance and reducing falls. This class is sponsored by Elder Options and follows the curriculum of Fuzhong Li, Ph.D of the Oregon Research Institute. The instructor will be Susan Levi, a volunteer with Elder Options, who received training from Dr. Li. Tai Chi Chuan: Moving for Better Balance starts Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs to Thursday, December 13, 2018. There will be no classes on the week of Thanksgiving. The location for classes is at the Trenton Senior Center. This is a 12 week class with instructions progressing from one week to the next. If you know of a your attendance for more than one the class is offered. Classes are limited to 20 people, so register early! To register, please contact Elder Options, either: Betty Flagg (352) org or Velma Chandler (352) 3786649 chandlerv@agingresources. org.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers 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. Yall Come, Classes of THS 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 Submitted The Classes of Trenton High School 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 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, SW 105th, Trenton 1868, 14450 NE County Road 339, Trenton. Follow us on Facebook. _____________ 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. 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 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 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-7589 Leslie Sapp Construction, Inc. New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 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. Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Joanne Ferris, Taylor Lord, Payne Parnell and Roselyn Laine Ruth McDowell on August 23rd; Franne Martin, on August 24th; Joan Jones, Jill Atkins and Martha Bass on August 25th; Austin Davis, Carlie Weaver, Loren Wolfe and John Jones on August 27th; Kenny Wayne Keeling, Deborah Harrison and Elmer Lane on August 28th; Chloe Pick and J. T. Beck on August 29th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schubert on August 23rd; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Russel on August 25th; Mr. and Mrs. William Graden and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Latner on August 26th; Mr. and Mr. Jeremy Caraway on August 29th. ______________ Well, do a good days work and act like somebody. We were on a plane Sunday afternoon after landing at the Jacksonville airport, waiting to attendants started talking. They were standing behind the last row of seats and we could not miss what they were saying. The attendants, both in their twenties, were complaining non-stop about their jobs and how hard they worked. They grumbled about how bad they were treated, overworked, underpaid and on and on they whined. You see the airport had a few too many planes and we had to wait taxi to the airport and disembark the plane, a wait of 20 minutes. The that delay too. I did not hear a single passenger complain about the wait. I wonder if we were all that self centered in our middle 20s or could our generation have spoiled this new generation to the point that they think the entire world should revolve around them? Last week Ms. Rutledge dropped the following letter off to me and it --Northland College principal, John Tapene, has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. Always we hear the cry from teenagers, what can we do, where can we go? My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. Its too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you! --trip. While away, this is one of the extra special dishes we enjoyed. It is for sure a New England recipe. Lobster Mac and Cheese 3-4 live lobsters totaling about 4 pounds 8 quarts water (in a 12-quart pan) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 8 parsley stems 8 black peppercorns whole 8 ounces uncooked cork screw pasta (Cellentani) 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup green onions, diced 1 cup whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups sharp New York cheddar cheese, shredded and divided Few grinds nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard Pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Topping 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Heat a 12-quart pot with 8 quarts of water along with the salt, parsley stems and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and add lobsters. Cover and once boiling, set timer for 13 minutes. Remove the lobsters and cool. Break off the tails and claws with knuckles and remove the meat. Cut the meat in chunky pieces. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place the oven rack on the top third of the oven with a sheet of foil on the rack below to catch drips. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. When the pasta is done, drain and set aside. Melt butter over medium heat and until the onions are soft. slightly. Stir and cook this mixture for three minutes unit it is just turning a golden brown. Combine the milk and cream in a measuring cup and add this to the time. As you add each third, stir with a whisk. Keep the heat on medium and stir in two cups of the cheddar, the nutmeg, mustard, cayenne, salt and pepper and stir until the cheese has melted into the sauce. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, then the lobster meat. Stir to combine and remove from the heat. Add the lobster mac and cheese to a 10x13 baking dish that has been greased. Sprinkle the last cup of shredded cheddar over the top. In a medium saut pan, place all topping ingredients and cook over medium heat until browned, about over the dish, place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until hot and bubbly. By Jack Payne Trenton High School senior Lau ren Roberts got a head start in early August in what might be thought of as a change-the-world boot camp at the University of Florida. The Florida Youth Institute (FYI) schoolers who spend a week on cam pus to go through 14-hour days of tours of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), to think big. We at UF/IFAS dont tell FYI stu dents what to think. But its our job as educators to help them identify what to think about. Lauren sought to change her com munity through agriculture before she attended FYI, organized by the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). She has tended to three bee hives in her back yard, taught neighborhood kids about bees, and even surveyed local farm ers about their interest in protecting bee health. A week in Gainesville as a preCALS student challenged Lauren to think about how she could take her passion for bees global. Lauren emerged from FYI trans formed from a backyard beekeeper into an aspiring public policy ana lyst. Now she sees the opportunity to ing policy that alleviates food insecu rity for millions of people. Thats typical of the FYI students I visited. We talked about big ideas and even posed for a group chomp photo. I found the students smart, creative, and interested in becoming Gators. One thing about Lauren didnt change. She has always wanted to at tend UF. CALS Dean Elaine Turner made that dream more likely by awarding her a scholarship before Lauren even applies. Dean Turner will also give Lau ren the opportunity to engage more deeply in worldwide challenges by sending her to the World Food Prize in October as a Florida representative of the Global Youth Institute. To prepare, Lauren is revising her powerful presentation on a novel ap proach to crop protection. Its mod eled on the practice of Kenyans who suspend bee hives from wire ropes along the perimeter of village gar dens. When elephants threaten to trample the plot, they shake the hives and agitate aggressive Africanized bees. The stings send the elephants into retreat permanently. FYI and CALS equip dreamers like Lauren to get to work creating the world they imagine. For we who are dealing with the world as it is, it is encouraging to know help is on the way. Jack Payne is the University of Floridas senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. jackpayne@ Its never too early to start changing the world for the better Lauren Roberts working her bee hives Email ads to


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 Please attend the church of your choice on Sunday! By Angie Land Heart Matters You deserve it! I wonder how often we have been convinced to buy something because we believed we deserved it? We constantly hear messages and commercials about products and services, all promising something we should not have to live without. And yet, while we are so busy patting ourselves on the back for being so deserving, who really gets the better deal? According to Romans 16:1718, the Bible says that people who are serving their own appetites to deceive the minds of nave people. Proverbs 29:5 also warns spreading a net for his feet. This is a warning to be more guarded in reprimand. Initially, it may not be as pleasant, but at least you will honestly know where you stand. William Penn, founder of the Pennsylvania colony, was once are thieves in disguise. And he didnt even have television! In relation to false advertisement, we can easily make the connection all, we know those commercials relationships, however, we might not always see the correlation as clearly. excessive praise from motives of self-interest. Thus, it is the motives and not the praise that is the problem. In healthy relationships, our motives should always be for the good of the other person. Honest compliments are always welcome, but truly is a net for our feet and a thief in disguise. Why is this so? 1) Since interest, it lays a trap to manipulate the tool that serves to deceive and control. 2) Flattery is dangerous to the recipient when it is received, (we might say swallowed hook, line and sinker) and results with pride and conceit causing the person to act foolishly. It is worth mentioning that we are is human nature to enjoy hearing good things about ourselves, especially the positive opinion of others. Interestingly, the original smooth, (hence the caution for a smooth-talker) and gives us warning when praise is too easy to swallow. Wisdom and discernment dictate that we learn to recognize when praise is being laid on a little thick. We must also consider the source. Ask yourself, Would this same person tell me the truth if it were hard to hear? If the answer is yes, enjoy the compliment. Otherwise, look down and beware of the net around your feet. Because every heart matters. 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 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). 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. 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. 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. World War II Vets Meeting World War II Vets will meet at 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. By: Danette Hyde For the past 21 years the Pioneer Network has held an annual conference focused on the culture of aging. This years conference was held in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado. Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center had Tiffany Jones, Life Enrichment Coordinator and Danette Hyde, Volunteer Director in attendance. The theme for the conference is pioneering a new satisfying, humane and meaningful. The Pioneer Network promotes patient centered care. Each person can and does make a difference. Person centered care empowers care staff to know each person and respond to the spirit, as well as body and mind. People in attendance were from all over the United States, Canada and Taiwan. Everyone was eager to learn new ideas on how to improve the lives of our aging population and show individuals that they are still important and they still have a life that is worth living. Three days of intensive training helped instill a better knowledge behind patient centered care. There were sessions on community care teams, awakening the spirit, a life worth living, dementia, music in value based care, living with Alzheimers and community based programs that have worked in other states and countries. Tiffany Jones and Danette Hyde at the 2018 Pioneer Network Conference in Denver, Colorado. Pioneering a New Culture for the Aging This truly was an eye opening experience for Tiffany and I, and we are ready to bring this knowledge back to our center and enlighten others about patient centered care. It starts with our partners grasping this concept and spreading this knowledge throughout our center, to the residents, families, volunteers, and to the community at large. Focusing on individualized services yet placing emphasis on the community of those we serve. Free Yard Sale at McCalls Chapel There will be a free yard sale on Saturday, August 25, come and select what you can use. There will be new and/or like-new clothes, small appliances, electronics, furniture, toys, etc. It is located inside the Fellowship Hall, McCalls Chapel United Methodist Church, UMW, 7555 SE CR-349, Branford 32208, just north of the Dixie/Lafayette County line. Club House Rentals Available for Weddings and events Gilchrist County Womans Club Club House 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 Character Council Bi-Monthly Meeting The Character Council will be holding its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m. Due to the library being a voting precinct, and the 28th being a voting day, the Councils meeting will be held at the 4-H Building, across the street from the Library. Much Ado About Nothing A Stimulating Cultural Experience for the Community By Will Rucker The Chief Theatre home of the Suwannee Valley Players (SVP) would like to invite you to experi season, Much Ado About Nothing a Shakespearean comedy. We are put ting a fresh spin on the play by setting it in Woodstock 1969. The show runs August 31st-September 3rd and the 7th-9th. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Chief Theatre is located at 25 E. Park Manager at 352-493-2787. Tickets are $12. Weve had great audiences for our last three shows; the local com munity helped close our 2017-2018 season with a bang. The new sea son is starting off with a challenge, Shakespeares, Much Ado About Nothing. Shakespeare is considered the best writer in history, as he wrote 37 plays and numerous poems; he even invented 1700 English words like: eyeball, amazement, swagger, and generous. Shakespeares contri bution to English and literature are incredible, as we are still discussing his work over 400 years later. A part of the theatres mission is to bring culture and challenging works of art to our stage. Shakespeare is the pinnacle of challenging art. It is a stimulating challenge for audiences and actors alike, but for those that are willing to accept a challenge receive the greatest rewards. The stage is almost ready, and the actors will be taking their places soon, so get your group together, share a live experi ence, and forge a new memory. Now at 352-493-2787 and reserve your seats. For more information about this topic, please contact Will Rucker at 352-210-5778 or email at suwanne 2nd Annual Fort White Crafts and BBQ Cook-Off Festival September 1 This family event for the end of summer will have 100 plus craft, and food vendors. Musical entertainment all day. Backyard BBQ cook-off with trophies. Plenty of activities for the entire family. Free kids zone, free admission, and free parking. The Annual Festival will be held on Saturday September 1, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Community Center in Fort White. The event is sponsored by the Fort White Chamber of Commerce and Babe Ruth Softball League. If you need more information please contact Betsy Thomason at 352-2754433, or email betsythomason@ The festival location is 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White. 32038. Community Center and Sports Complex next to High School. Website: groups/1612541729056301 Ft. White Chamber of Commarce would like to invite everyone to this event. Please come out and support the local Chamber and the Babe Ruth Softball League Women Veterans Event at Otter Springs Park and Camp Ground Friends of ForVets will be holding an event in recognition of Womens Veterans Service on Saturday, Sep tember 15, 2018. The event will include a free hair trim, manicure, Zumba, massage, Yoga, swimming, and hiking trails to enjoy. The wom en will also enjoy door prizes and lunch. All women veterans are invited to attend please RSVP 352-256-5778. An Evening of Bluegrass at Otter Springs An evening of Bluegrass will be held at Otter Springs in the Spring House Lodge on Friday, September 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Dolton Pike and guest bands. The admission is free and there will be food and beverages available for purchase. Camp Valor Projects at Otter Springs. Never Forget Golf Tournament Saturday A golf tournament will be held in honor of Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. The tournament will be Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 8 a.m. until Country Club. For entry forms and questions please contact Shirley Meggs at 727595-2692 or email jim-shirley@live. com. Cost is $50 per person for 3-man teams. Sponsor a hole for $150. You can also sponsor a hole and a team for $250. Play will be 3-person scramble, with mulligans and 50/50 tickets available for purchase. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the players at this tournament.


Page Five GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 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 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!" Kylee Barry prepares to set a ball during the Bulldogs 3-0 loss to Gainesville Saturday afternoon. Bell swept Eastside that morning. Photo by Matthew Harrell. By: Matthew Harrell Looking to build off of last season in which the Bulldogs went undefeated in district play during the regular season and reached the classic Saturday. only played Eastside and Gainesville as FHSAA rules only allow teams to play two preseason games. Bell opened the day by taking on Eastside. Bell Volleyball splits preseason matches Bulldogs went on a 14-0 run to take a 19-4 lead and went on to take the their afternoon match. The Bulldogs struggled against Gainesvilles size and dropped the rotation in which Gainesvilles line was off the front row and went on a By: Matthew Harrell the wrong start for Bell Friday when The Bulldogs struggled to move the ball behind a line that is replacing drives in which they punted the ball and another in which they turned the ball over on downs without moving the chains. The Bulldogs also turned interception and once by fumble. After going three and out on their Indians converted and capitalized by a touchdown. The extra point was chance because of a roughing the kicker penalty and responded with a lead. the Indians found the end zone on the ground to extend their lead to 15-0. Bell was able to force a turnover gave the ball right back by way of an second quarter. 0 lead at the half. With the score at halftime being a running clock. take a 50-0 preseason win. Bell opens the regular season this week by traveling to Tallahassee air. Political advertisement paid for and approved by John Yencho, Republican candidate, Gilchrist County Board of County Commission, District 2 Lifetime commitment to service Local business owner Educator Respects our heritage and our future Listens to the wisdom and needs of older citizens Acts in the best interest of Gilchrist County Honest Hardworking Dedicated Every decision made with the good of the whole County in mind Bulldog defensive lineman Trent Steedley focuses on Indian handoff in Friday nights preseason game in rotation switched and Gainesvilles Hurricanes were able to control the Bell settled in in the third set and but Gainesville was still able to take The Bulldogs open the regular 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 High Springs Music in the Park and Concert Series Inc presents: Folk in 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 High Springs New Century Womans Outdoors Restaurant. Artists this year includes: Tom Shed ~ (International Touring nee) Gailanne Amundsen ~(Orlando) Gailanne is supporting her new CD Elaine Mahon ~ (Gainesville) over for Contemporary Folk. Lucky Mud ~ (Lynn Haven) 40 year veterans of Florida SwampyTonk and Folkabilly. of veteran talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents. Singer-Songwriter/ Storyteller/Art ist/ Author/Educator at Sextant Mu Damaged Daughters ~ (Micanopy) Well Worn Soles ~ (Homosassa) Referencing vintage roots and ageold themes. Eli Tragash ~ (Gainesville) Bring ing the traditional sounds of yesterAmerican Legion Auxiliary to host Ladies Vintage Tea A ladies Vintage Tea will be held 1 to 4 p.m. The tea will be held at the Florida. and photo booth with lots of hats and accessories free to use. Please come dressed in your best vintage costume and hat or use granddaughter or even a friend. All proceeds from this event will be used for local veterans programs. Seating for the tea is limited. Call or if you would like a ticket. 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.


Page Six THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Obituaries 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 CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts 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. Dorothy Doke Beck Dorothy Doke Beck, age 92, of Trenton, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. She was born to the late Charles and Mary Perryman Doke on January 6, 1926 in Judson and was a lifelong resident of Trenton. Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and was a member of Wayfair Primitive Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her sisters, Lottie Scott Moore of Trenton, Joyce Halbrook of Alachua, Carra Crosby of Trenton and Edna Smith of Mississippi and her son, Wesley Beck and grandson Tony Allen. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, J.T. Beck of Trenton; her 2 daughters, Thelma Carlene (Oliver) Munn of Ocala; her son, Chesley Bubba (Alene) Beck of Trenton; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-grandchild. Funeral Services for Mrs. Beck will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Thornton, Brother Albert Altman Interment to follow at Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mr. Robert E. Carr Robert E. Carr, was born on February 22, 1925. He was a native of White County, Indiana. Robert was a proud World War II veteran; he was a third class radioman on the USS Cleveland CL55. The ship he was on earned nine battle stars. Robert and Norma were married on December 27, 1945. He had two children Lynne and Jeff. He had four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He was a Gina, who would not have had one if it were not for him. He was Poppa for them, and the great grandkids. He had been a farmer, long distance truck driver, postal worker and a real estate broker. He was the second child in a family of seven children; he was the last survivor of his siblings. He took care of his mother, father and a mentally handicapped brother in the took over some of the house duties when Norma wasnt physically able to do so. He would help his family and strangers. He had a gruff exterior but a kind heart. Robert passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville while surrounded by his family. He was a proud family generations of his family. Survivors include his wife of 73 years Norma Carr of Bell, one son Pastor Jeff (Jodi) Carr, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; one daughter Lynne (Gus) Perfetto, High Springs; 3 granddaughters Gina (Bart) Geiger, High Springs; Chandra (Luis) Curbelo, Ellisville; Jessica (Mike) Whittet, Albuquerque, New Mexico; one grandson Robert Wozniak, San Antonio, Florida; 8 great grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren. _____________________ Mr. Steven Bruce Reynolds Steven Bruce Reynolds of Old Town, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Shands UF in Gainesville. He was 64 years old. Mr. Reynolds was born on March 8, 1954 to Larry and Norma Jean Reynolds in Lakeland and had been a resident of Old Town for over 30 years. He was an automotive painter and restorer and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Reynolds is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Norma Jean Martin of Old Town; his wife, Janice Stone Reynolds of Old Town; his daughters, Cheryl Reynolds of Old Town and Jennifer Bond of Tennessee; his sisters, Mary Allen and Zoranna Connley, both of Old Town and his 7 grandchildren. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home. _____________________ Mr. Thomas Joe Albritton Thomas Joe Albritton, 62, of Cross City passed away August 15, 2018. Mr. Albritton was born March 21, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida, but he had spent most of his life in the Cross City area. He had worked for several years at the Piggly Wiggly and then the Save A Lot grocery stores. Mr. Albritton had attended Life Gate Ministries in Cross City. He will always be remembered as a man who loved people. Mr. Albritton is survived by his brothers Bill Lee, Freeman Cannon, and Keith Valentine, his sisters Annie Mae Brannin and Donna Jean Forehand, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Willie Mae Albritton and his mother Irene Albritton Snellgrove. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 3520050. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes. com The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, August 16th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a rare day that no one worked on the quilt in the frame. Over the 20 years weve been open, we have had as many as 4 frames up at one time with quilters on all the frames. Thursdays ladies were busy working on their own projects. Handquilting is becoming obsolete as more and more quilting is being done by machine. Dana, Onnie Mae Colsons (19252017) granddaughter donated some of Onnie Maes fabric and craft items Onnie Mae was one of the founding members of the Log Cabin Quilters. with her collections of quilt patterns, when we get a chance, the notebooks will be a great place for new (old) ideas. Thanks, Dana, for thinking of us. You gave us some great treasures. Alice Mae and Evelyn are working together on this small quilt. (above) One of our treasures from Onnie Mae. ( left ) Margie is like several of our group and doesnt quilt. Her granddaughter was thrilled that she made a dress just for her. PREVIOUS OBITUARIES can be found online. Visit our website at


Page Seven THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Legal Notices 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 ______________ SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on August 1, 2018: Patrick Taylor, 10916 Pinto Drive, Hudson, FL 34669 has applied for an application Environmental Resource Permit number ERP-041-232904-1. The project is located in Gilchrist County, Section: 17, Township: 08 South, Range: 14 East, and includes 3.8 acres. The project will consist of constructing a Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 14 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. Publish August 23, 2018b. ______________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Resolution, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Trenton, Florida, at the regular meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 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 Resolution may be inspected by of the Clerk/City Manager, Trenton City Hall, located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida during regular business above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-15 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA APPROVING A CONTRACT FOR SALE AND PURCHASE OF APPROXIMATELY 0.502 ACRES, TOGETHER WITH THREE MOBILE HOMES, IN THE CITY OF TRENTON, FLORIDA REFERRED TO BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE AS TAX PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 16-10-15-0000-00900000 FROM LUCY J. HENDRICKS; AUTHORIZING THE MAYORCOMMISSIONER AND CITY MANAGER/CLERK TO EXECUTE THE CLOSING DOCUMENTS FOR SAID SALE OF REAL PROPERTY; AND ESTABLISHING 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 Clerk/ Manager, 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693, or call (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 proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Publish August 23, 2018b ______________________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in A and M Mobile Auto Body Repair located at 10500 NW 25th Avenue, in the County of Gilchrist in the City of Branford, Florida 32008 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Branford, Florida, this 18th day of August, 2018. Michael Phillips Publish August 23, 2018b ____________ LEGAL NOTICE The The Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida is requesting SEALED BIDs for surpluses vehicles. A dollar amount must be submitted in writing on Gilchrist County Surplus Bid Form in order for the SEALED BID to be accepted and considered. Gilchrist County Bid Form is available on the Gilchrist County Web Site (gilchrist. Administrator located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, Fl VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS-IS BIDDER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL OF VEHICLE(S) P URCHASER, at their own expense will be required to transfer ownership at time of purchase SEALED BIDS must be submitted to located at 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693, via in person or by delivery service. BID submission deadline is September 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm (local time). Late bids will not be accepted and will not be considered for award recommendation. Bids will be open at 2:00 pm (local time) on September 11, 2018. SUBMITTED BID MUST HAVE GILCHRIST COUNTY SURPLUS VEHICLES on the envelope Any questions may be submitted via email to To visual inspect vehicles call Gilchrist County Road Department at 352-4633223 for appointment. Gilchrist County adheres to the American with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations for access to county services, programs and activities. Please contact (352) 463-3169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8771. Gilchrist County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to the Request for BIDS, and the right to waive any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a BID that does not affect the fairness of the competition and the right to readvertise for proposals when determined by the Board to be in the best interests of the County. Publish August 23 & 30, 2018b. ______________ Fred Wilkerson and Tracey Jeanette Wilkerson to Mark A. Brown, Warranty Deed, Lot 6 Block 32, Trenton Original Survey, $60,000.00. Melissa Bonner to Ronald P. Gipson and Hilda C. Gipson, Warranty Deed, Lot 7, Pecan Hollow, $52,000.00. Max Machnik and Patricia Machnik to Wayne M. Jefferson, Warranty Deed, Lot 14, Red Berry Branch Estates, $28,750.00. Chelsea A. Ward to Pamela A. Clark, Warranty Deed, Lot 6 Block 19, Suwannee River Estates North, $10.00. James Johnson to Sarah L. Wilkerson, Warranty Deed, 09-1015-0000-0005-0000, $175,000.00. DH Homes LLC, House Perfect LLC to Steven Lee Rice, Warranty Deed, Part of Lot 3 Block 18, Suwannee River Springs Unit 1, $150,000.00. C. J. Mac Properties, LLC to Farm Star LLC, Warranty Deed, Lot 4 Wacker Subdivision, $88,500.00. Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to Arthur F. Hagan Trustee, Arthur F. Hagan Revocable Trust, Mary L. Hagan Trustee, Mary L. Hagan Revocable Trust, Warranty Deed, Part of 16-08-14-0161-00010010, $340.00. Leiza Ann Fitzgerald to Ashley N. Ward, Warranty Deed, Lot 23 Ayers Meadows, $345,000.00. David Bowers and Mary Bowers to James T. Buck, III, Lot 27 and SO 50 feet of Lot 24, Flying Harness Farm Subdivsion, $33,000.00. Jeffrey Solis to Janice Douglas, Warranty Deed, 30-07-16-00000002-0040, $10.00. Lucy J. Hendricks to Texas Management LLC, Warranty Deed, Lots 40, 42 and 43, Block A AndrewsColeman Subdivision, $35,000.00. Chance Marcus Hall and Megan A. Hall to Brian Quinn Sheets and Shannon Elaine Sheets, Warranty Deed, 03-10-14-0000-0005-0015, $120,000.00, Jean Dalessandro and William Harkless to Brent D. Magsig Trustee and Brent D. Magsig Trust, Warranty Deed, 33-06-15-0219-0000-00E0, $40,000.00. CLS Group LLC to Stephen D. Holcomb and Helen L. Holcomb, Warranty Deed, 11-07-15-00000009-0010, $72,000.00. 12, Suwannee Oaks Subdivision Unit 2, $95,000.00. ______________________ Marilyn Linderman sold the top slaughter bull this week at $84.00 bought by FLP Foods. Buel Hudson sold the top slaughter cow this week at $57.00 bought by Brown Packing. Johnny Taylor sold the highest priced replacement cow at $106.00 bought by Mike Deloach. Randall Kerr sold the top replacement bull at $80.00 bought by W. C. Blue. Doug Russ sold the highest priced pair at $900.00 bought by Glen Yarborough. The high price yearling was sold by Chad Conner to Cracker Cattle for $235.00. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. 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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. Land Transactions Livestock Report 500-549, 108.00, 135.00, (127.25) 550-599, 128.00, 130.00, (129.63) 600-649, 63.00, 124.00, (107.75) #1 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 130.00, 155.00, (140.00) 200-249, 140.00, 230.00, (172.50) 250-299, 156.00, 182.50, (168.33) 300-349, 152.00, 158.00, (155.20) 350-399, 142.00, 152.00, (145.67) 400-449, 140.00, 150.00, (144.67) 450-499, 134.00, 138.00, (136.00) 500-549, 124.00, 132.00, (128.00) 550-599, 130.00, 134.00, (132.00) 600-649, 124.00, 124.00, (124.00) #1 1/2 #2 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 85.00, 130.00, (106.25) 200-249, 105.00, 140.00, (122.75) 250-299, 90.00, 156.00, (119.21) 300-349, 108.00, 152.00, (134.00) 350-399, 112.00, 142.00, (132.00) 400-449, 120.00, 140.00, (125.00) 450-499, 50.00, 134.00, (104.80) 500-549, 110.00, 124.00, (119.00) 550-599, 60.00, 130.00, (107.25) 600-649, 124.00, 124.00, (124.00) COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000, 45.00, 106.00, ( 62.60) 1000-1200, 48.00, 84.00, ( 62.62) 1200-1400, 44.00, 62.00, ( 51.24) 1400-1600, 10.00, 55.00, ( 43.25) 1400-1800, 47.00, 52.00, ( 48.40) BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 1000-1200, 84.00, 84.00, ( 84.00) 1200-1400, 80.00, 80.00, ( 80.00) 1400-1600, 67.00, 80.00, ( 73.00) 1600-1800, 70.00, 84.00, ( 75.00) 1800-2000, 0.00, 0.00, ( 0.00) PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 325.00 900.00 800.00 TOTAL: 513 PREVIOUS LEGALS can be found online. V isit our website at Submitted By testing new technology, University of Florida scientists will work with growers to encourage their use of alternatives to fresh water by using new smart irrigation systems. This way, growers can lower their risk of transferring pathogens from water to crops, said Eric McLamore, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences To reduce the inherent risk that results from using alternative irrigation water, technology is needed to provide data-driven support to help farmers manage water effectively, McLamore said. Farmers also can use the technology to use less fresh water to grow their crops. In addition, they can meet the Food Safety and Modernization Act requirement of testing water quality within eight hours of sampling, McLamore said. McLamore will lead the Center for Excellence, made up of scientists from SmartPath Technology to Lead to Smart Farm Irrigation The universities are using a new, $5 of Agriculture grant to develop a new technology called SmartPath. With SmartPath, growers can ask themselves if they want to mix, say, brackish water with fresh water. Each grower is different, McLamore said. Rather than SmartPath develops a library where growers can survey the technology for their particular situation to see if they want to switch to alternative irrigation water sources. But its an informed decision. In the second phase of the project, scientists will link treatment and sensing systems to measure physical, chemical and biological criteria including temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate and phosphate as well as bad bacteria, McLamore said.


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Page Nine THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Gilchrist County Journal (352) 463-7135 FAX (352) 463-7393 Find us on Facebook Advertising Printing Fax Service Signs Vinyl Letters Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 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. 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 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 DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck "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 Schools 2018-2019 New Teachers Amy Fletcher 1st Grade @ BES Breanna Parnell 5th Grade @ TES Crystal Rodriguez Kindergarten @ BES Douglas Beard Math @ BHS Katie West Kindergarten @ BES Kaye Russell English @ THS Madison Mower Middle-Grade Math @ THS Marsha Marchant 4th Grade @ TES Sonja McClellan Reading @ BHS Political ad paid and approved by Bill Martin for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 2 (R) BILL MARTIN for County Commissioner District 2 To the citizens of Gilchrist County, I have lived in this county over 40 years. I know the issues that are affecting our county. I know the people in Gilchrist County and love all the Natural Resources that it has to offer. I have taught Agriscience and have been an FFA Advisor for over 33 years, 26 of those at Bell Middle High School. I am a family man and have been married to Kim Martin for 32 years. We have three daughters that have all graduated from Bell High and now have graduated College. I manage a small family farm and am a member of many community organizations. I know how to manage money, and I will not waste yours. I am a Christian, Conservative, and Republican. I am a hardworking, common sense man, and I am Here to Serve you the citizens of Gilchrist County. I have enjoyed meeting many people in our community, if I did not get to meet you I hope to in the near future. Help me help you. Lets keep Gilchrist great! Vote Bill Martin, August 28th! Vote August 28th Kaitlin, Austin, Kristi, Cody, and Lindsey Kim, Harper, and Bill Lady Tigers Volleyball Schedule Lady Tigers Volleyball Schedule Date Opponent Place Teams Time 8/23 8/28 8/30 9/4 9/6 9/10 9/11 9/14 9/15 9/18 9/18 9/20 9/24 9/25 9/27 9/29 10/1 10/1 10/2 10/4 10/8 10/9 10/11 10/15-18 Bronson Dixie Chiefland Suwannee Williston Mayo Branford Tournament Tournament Suwannee Mayo Chiefland Oak Hall Branford Bronson Tournament The Rock Oak Hall Dixie Williston Suwannee Union County Suwannee District Home Home Home Home Away Away Home Bell Bell Home Home Away Home Away Away Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Williston JV/V JV/V MS/JV/V JV/V MS/JV/V JV/V MS/JV/V V V MS JV/V MS/JV/V MS (DH) MS/JV/V V TBD JV/V MS (DH) JV/V MS/JV/V MS JV/V JV/V V 5/6:30 5/6:30 4/5/6:30 5/6:30 4:30/5:30/7 5/6 4/5/6:30 5 10 am 4 5/6 4/5/6:30 5/6 4/5/6:30 4 TBD 5/6:30 5/6 5/6:30 4/5/6:30 4:30 5:30/6:30 5/6:30 TBD 2018 Need A Sign? Call Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135 UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Produce More Meat, Dairy By: Brad Buck Cattle are a little like humans: They are more productive when they are cooler. With cattle, a cooler body helps with meat and dairy produc tion, new University of Florida re search shows. Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu said. When their bodies heat up, cattle use energy to try to lower their temperature, which usually means they eat less, said Mateescu, who led a recent study on body temperature and cattle traits. biggest impact for beef producers in hot, humid environments, largely in the southeast U.S. and other subtropical and tropical regions of the world, Mateescu said. Florida and much of the southern U.S. are in whats called the subtropics Places like Brazil, central Africa and the northern half of Australia are in the tropics. About half of the worlds meat and 60 percent of its dairy comes from the tropics and sub-tropics, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The U.S. livestock industry suffers an annual economic loss of $2.36 billion to heat stress, according to a 2003 study led by Ohio State University, the most recent national data available. Scientists predict most livestock throughout the U.S. will experience extreme summer heat in the years to come, which translates to less-productive cattle, Mateescu said. For their research, Mateescu and other UF/IFAS colleagues studied 725 Brangus cows in south-central Florida. Brangus are a cross between Brahman and Angus cows and are the most common breed in Florida. Because Angus and Brahman possess such different traits, Brangus cattle are ideal to research relationships between the animals coat and demeanor and their body temperature, Mateescu said. UF/IFAS researchers took cows temperature and temperament as they brought them through the chute. They also looked at how the cattle behaved. Some cattle are very agitated and move a lot in the chute, and they exit the chute by sprinting or jumping, while the calm ones will follow you and wont kick or shake the chute, Mateescu said. Also, they exit the chute calmly, by just walking out.


Page Ten THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL 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 Continued from page 1 surrendered. He and his friend Frank Grant rode their horses to Trenton. He recalls that he and Frank along with about 24 or 25 other Trenton young people, rang the bell at the United Methodist Church all night long. They rang the bell to announce and celebrate the end of WWII. He said when someone got tired of pull ing the bell rope, another young person would step up and take their place. He remembered that when the sun came up, they stopped and he and Frank rode home to their farms and went to work farming. Mr. Joe met his wife Carolyn Wil liams at the skating rink/pavilion at Fanning Springs. He said he loved to swim and had never cared about danc ing. He recalls seeing Ms. Carolyn when she stepped through the door. Mr. Joe said, I had never danced a lick in my life til that afternoon. After graduation from Trenton High, Mr. Doug joined the Navy dur He was stationed in several locations and remembers meeting his future wife Adeline Graves in Memphis, Tennessee at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mr. Doug said, There was a bunch of us Navy guys hanging out waiting for the parade and we no ticed a bunch of young nurses across the street and Adeline was one of the nurses. He spent four years in the Navy, ending up on the USS Grand Canyon out of Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Doug worked in the ships post of said he saw all of the Mediterranean countries during the six month tour on the 500 man ship. When Mr. Doug returned home af ter his time in the Navy, he and his wife Adeline moved to St. Pete. He worked as a nurse in the hospital. They returned to this area when Mr. Doug got a job with the Gainesville as Trentons Post Master after Miss Bess Rowell retired. Mr. Joe missed the Korean Con Christmas day, during his senior year of high school, he shot his foot. Ac cording to Mr. Joe I shot my own foot half off. With part of his foot missing he was turned away when he reported for duty in Jacksonville after receiving his draft notice. Mr. Joe, along with his brothers, farmed together and had several business ventures though the years, cery store in Trenton. That store was later sold to Mr. Bob Hitchcock of Alachua. The Wilsons also built an company and built homes, and then opened Wilson Mobile Homes. Mr. Joe and his wife Carolyn are now retired and spend their days at their home, which is built on family farm land his father acquired years ago. Mr. Doug retired from the post tigator in the civil division, and with Trenton Police Department for a few years. Now he is retired and lives at his home which is also on old family farm land. Sadly Mrs. Beach passed away in 2008. On Monday afternoon, August 20, Mr. Joe and Mr. Doug got together to visit and reminisce about Trenton in their boyhood days, hunting together, dating together among their recol lections. During the next few days, just a week apart these two pillars of the community and life long friends will both turn 90 years old. Both Mr. Joe and Mr. Doug said they feel very blessed to have had good long lives and are thankful to have lived out much of their lives right here in Gil christ County. This photo is of Doug Beachs fathers garage in downtown Trenton the year before he and Joe Wilson were born. Mr. Frank Beach is the man on the left. The garage was located in front of the current day City Bar. Tickets on sale now for Chevrolet Randy Durden who is with the company said, Big Bend Chevrolet Buick wants to be a strong supporter of the youth in the Tri-County area. The pro 4-H in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. The Silverado 4x4 Truck has cus tom paint featuring an agriculture theme, Suwannee River Fair, FFA and 4-H logos as well as the quote, So God made a Farmer. The truck is sponsored by Big Bend, so all the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Suwannee River Fair, FFA and 4-H. The custom truck will be won by someone who purchases a $20 ticket between now and when the drawing is held during the 2019 Suwannee River Fair. At this time there has been only 2000 tickets printed. or tickets and support the youth of this area. Digital Subscriptions Available Just $25 Online subscriptions available for just $25.00 per year