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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. 16 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area September 13, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Taste of the Nature Coast planned for October 9 The Second Annual Taste of the Nature Coast Gourmet Tasting Event is planned for Tuesday evening, October 9 between 6 and 8 p.m at the Haven more information about this event call phone (352) 507-4000. After months of discussion about the much needed new Gilchrist County Jail and the funding of ad ditional staff for a new jail, the Gil christ County Commissioners de cided to put the issue on the ballot at their September 6 meeting. Gilchrist County Commissioners agreed to place a referendum on the General Election ballot to see if the voting public would support a tax increase to fund the construction of the new Gilchrist County Jail and additional staff for the facility. The Commission discussed and agreed that a nonbinding referendum A Night of Hope Gala will be held on Thursday, October 11 at Camp Anderson near Old Town. The annual The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. The center provides service for A Night of Hope Gala Planned for Oct. 11 at Camp Anderson women who have an unplanned preg nancy in the Tri-County area. The Gala will include wonder ful food, testimonies, a live auction and lots of good fellowship. Some of the live auction items will include a South African Safari hunt trip for eight days and seven nights valued at $6,200, a New Zealand hunting trip at $6,000, and an Argentina Hunt for four days and four nights valued at $3,600. Other silent auction items Alaina Brown of Trenton FFA was at the Suwannee River Fair grounds on Saturday to weigh-in her fat steer. There were 38 fat steers entered in the 2019 SRF during the weigh-in. The Feeder Steer weigh-in will be Friday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Swine tag-in will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Fat Steer weigh-in at Suwannee River Fair Commission approves $37 million tentative budget for 2018-2019 The Gilchrist County Commis sion held their tentative budget hear ing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 adopting a budget in the amount of $37,144,240. Resolution 2018-29 mills. The gross taxable value for operating purposes not exempt from taxation within Gilchrist County has erty Appraiser as $739,676,512. A motion by Commissioner Thomas followed by a second by Commis sioner Gray to approve Resolution 2018-29. A roll call vote was called for by Chairman Harrison as the board all voted to approve. The Commission considered Reso lution 2018-30, adopting the tentative amount of $37,144,240. A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gray and Commissioner Langford gave a second before the chairman called for a roll call vote. Each board member voted in support of the ap proval of this resolution. The Commission discussed Reso lution 2018-31, a resolution adopting the tentative levying of ad Valorem taxes for municipal services taxing unit (MSTU) for Emergency Medical The operating millage rate is 1.062 mills, which is greater than the rolledCommissioner Langford made a mo tion to adopt Resolution 2018-31 as Commissioner Gray gave a second to the motion. Chairman Harrison called members approved the resolution in this tentative budget hearing. The Commission discussed the MSTU Resolution 2018-32, which provides for the annual operating budget of the Gilchrist County emer gency medical service. This reso lution sets forth the appropriations and revenues estimated for the bud get for 2018-2019 in the amount of $2,628,784. A motion to adopt Reso lution 2018-32 was made by Com missioner Langford and Commission Poitevint gave a second to the mo tion. Chairman Harrison called for a vote as the board unanimously ap proved the Resolution 2018-32. The Commission discussed Reso lution 2018-33, a resolution allowing ties and the collection of special as sessments in the unincorporated area of Gilchrist County and certain in corporated areas of Gilchrist County annual rate resolution establishing christ County. A motion to approve was made by Commissioner Gray as a second by Commissioner Thomas was made to consider the resolution in a vote. The board agreed unani mously to the approval of Resolution 2018-33. The Commission considered Res olution 2018-34, a resolution for the services and operation of Solid Waste collection and disposal and establishing the rate of assessment missioner Langford gave a motion to approve Resolution 2018-34 and Commissioner Gray gave a second to the motion for discussion. The board approved Resolution 2018-34 allow ing the solid waste services to be in operation in 2018-2019. New Jail Referendum to be on General Election ballot will be placed on the General Elec tion ballot November 6, 2018. The referendum will read as follows: Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida Nonbinding Referendum Concern New Gilchrist County Jail and Cor rectional Facility. The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners have deter mined that a new jail and correctional facility is needed by Gilchrist County, for the new facility, are you in favor of a tax increase by the Board to pro vide funding for the facility? ( ) Yes for approval of increas ing taxes to provide funding for new jail and correctional facility. ( ) No against approval of in creasing taxes to provide funding for new jail and correctional facility. This public measure is authorized pursuant for Florida Statutes section 125.01. Todd Newton reported that the archi tectural preliminary estimate for the new jail construction is $7.3 million of the new facility. Trenton Commission approves 2.25 mills and 5% increase of water and sewer rates By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission tember on Monday afternoon as they discussed the proposed tentative bud missioner Haley proposed the City of Trenton approve a 2.25 millage rate and adopt a water and sewer rate in gave a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-16 identifying tentative millage missioner Haley gave a second to the motion. Mayor Deen called for a Roll Call vote as the Commission ap proved the resolution by a 3-2 vote. Commissioners Davis and Hellams voted No on this motion. Commissioner Haley made a mo tion to approve Resolution 2018-17 in the tentative budget, a resolution allowing the operation of the pro cal year. Commissioner Davis gave a second to the motion before the board approved the resolution by a unanimous roll call vote. --Trenton Public Safety Chief Matt Rexroat introduced David Reeves to the Trenton City Commission and explained that Mr. Reeves would with Trenton Department of Public Safety as soon as he receives the oath Hunter Allen received the Outstanding Lobbyist at 4-H Legislature, and the 4-H Health Award. Hunter Allen is shown with Jessica Altum Cooper, 4-H Agent. 2018 Banquet celebrates accomplishments of 4-H members Local 4-H members were excited to attend the annual Gilchrist County 4-H Banquet on Wednesday, August 22. Kalin Siegel welcomed those at tending the celebration of their ac complishment in 2018. Siegel said, from learning how to plant a garden, their animals for the fair. Jessica Altum Cooper, the County 4-H agent, congratulated 4-Hers year. Garden project team awards went along with the second place team of Teague, second place Emily Peder sen and third place Laina Teague. Judging teams were also recog nized at the banquet. Consumer Choice team members were Joyce Teague, Ellana Stalvey, Cierra John son, Samantha Barron, Aubrie Blair, Dexton Coleman, Tobias Thompson, Alaina Blair, Dalton Johnson, Jona than Green, Courtney OSteen, Sa vannah Harding, Troy Johnson, Josh Dustin Brown, Dalton Coleman and Aurelia Darling. were Jordan Spears, Brayden Smith, Blair, Dexton Coleman, Lois Bachle, Briar Mitchell, Gabe Mitchell, Cyd Laina Teague, Adli Elliott, Alaina Blair, Dalton Coleman, Jonathan JW Ripley. Dairy Judging team Lizzy Bagby, Easton Douglas, and Madal ynn Smith. Farm Judging team mem bers Adli Elliott and Laina Teague. 4-H Achievement Standards certif icates went to Juniors Merry Bacom with Bronze, Laurel Bacom with Bronze, Aubrie Blair with Bronze termediates were Alaina Blair with Bronze and Adli Elliott with Gold. Seniors were Jonathan Fussell with Silver and Kalin Siegel with Gold. Club Achievement Awards went to the Lil Farmers Club with the Bronze award. The highlight of the 4-H year for senior age 4-Hers should be Florida (Continued on page 4) Chief Rexroat reported that the Trenton Fire Department has added three new members in August to the responded to 35 calls for service in August. The Trenton Police answered the request for service from 59 callers made two arrests in August. Chief Rexroat reported that Tren ton Fire Department has received a the State of Florida Fire Fighter As sistance grant. This funding source will allow the Trenton department breathing apparatuses and four sets This new equipment was estimated to cost $46,741.96 and will be paid for completely by the grant, Chief Rexroat explained. Attorney David M Lang, Jr. Monday evening during the Trenton City commission meeting. and more. Some of the services Harmony provides are pregnancy testing, study, material assistance through their Earn While You Learn Program, and scholarship for Moms Program to help mothers further their career. School Bash and Christmas Gifts for the Children. still available and/or to be a spon sor of the event call 493-7773 or email The center will gladly accept donations of any size, Pregnancy and Resource Center and FL 32644. Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center is located at 721 NE 4th Street Baptist Church. Come out to the Gala and support the Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center where they teach their parents to prepare them for a better life. Daniel Jerrels Auctioneer at last years Gala.


Page Two THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Gilchrist County Journal USPS-218-620 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, 207 N. MAIN TRENTON, FLORIDA Less than 75% advertising We reserve the right to shorten articles, letters, etc. and delete any part or leave out in its entirety if we judge such to be offensive. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 A Year In Gilchrist County $30.00 Levy and Dixie Counties $40 Out of the Area Chris Rogers, Cindy Jo Ayers, Carrie Mizell, Beverly Langford, Cindy Sheffield, Anita Bryant, and Matthew Harrell ASSISTANTS Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Trenton, Florida, under the act of March 3, 1879. POSTMASTER Please Send Address Change To: Gilchrist County Journal, 207 N. Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 JOHN MIN AYERS II EDITOR/PUBLISHER Tide Tables For The Week of 9/13 to 9/19 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 4:37 AM 3.5 Low 11:25 AM 13 High 5:24 PM 3.3 Low 11:34 PM F High 5:09 AM 3.4 Low 12:09 PM 14 High 6:13 PM 3.0 Sa Low 12:09 AM 1.3 High 5:44 AM 15 Low 12:58 PM 0.6 High 7:11 PM Su Low 12:47 AM 1.6 High 6:26 AM 16 Low 1:57 PM 0.8 High 8:24 PM M Low 1:38 AM 1.8 High 7:22 AM 17 Low 3:13 PM 0.9 High 9:53 PM Tu Low 2:50 AM 2.0 High 8:37 AM 18 Low 4:39 PM 0.9 High 11:15 PM W Low 4:17 AM 2.0 High 10:00 AM 19 Low 5:51 PM 0.8 Mobile Dental Unit Returns to Chiefland The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist of October 8-12, 2018 to perform be held on Saturday, September 22, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. at the First a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. You will also need previous month. If you have any type from this service. Contact Beverly if you have questions (352)-493-1481. Appointments will be made at the 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. DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck FLORIDA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANIES BEN COLSON Agent AUTO LIFE HOME Office: 352-463-2298 Fax: 352-463-3877 Claims: 1-866-275-7322 306 West Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" 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 By Holly Creel to help the youth of Gilchrist County improve our community, the world, and have fun? The answer is simple come and participate in the Gilchrist our Interact Clubs at Bell and Trenton will be held on Saturday, September 29th. Well meet at Ellie Rays RV where participants will rent their and be transported to the launch Anderson Outdoors Adventures. From the launch site, paddlers will Santa Fe River. The total distance and on their way paddlers will have 3 waypoints where they will draw a cards and the best hand wins! The at Anderson Outdoors for free shuttle Please support our Interact Club Gilchrist County Assistant Tax Collector Re-elected as Chairperson Collector, has been re-elected as Chairperson, and Pam Pate, CFCA/ SFM/CS, has been re-elected as Secretary for the 2018-2019 year. consists of 21 counties, the Coalition closely with each other to represent the property owners of our respective counties. Terri Trail, Tax Collector Barbara Merritt, and Pam Pate. Rotary and Interact Kayak Fundraiser September 29th who rent a boat. This fee includes transportation to the launch site, and use of the beautiful pool at Ellie and launch is at 10:00 a.m. Sponsorships for this fun event are available Gold Level is $250 and Silver Level is $100. Please information! Interact Clubs at both THS and BHS. better year this year. We hope to see you on September 29th! Last years Happy Kayak Winner Aaron Haynes on right shown with Ken Creel, on left. Parents and children will want to There are hands on demonstrations, some education. Learn about history their children. October 13, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to historic treasure. will be held November 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. Refresh yourself with an old-fash etc. Day will be held on December 08, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is located in North Central Florida in berry Road between Newberry and Dudley Farm is an early pioneer farm established before the Civil War. Currently it covers 325 of the recreated and include the family The farm features seasonal cane and bluebirds are still seen in the Cell Phone Photography and Editing photos with your cell phone? We are to the photo. The Branford Camera Club is an share an interest in and enthusiasm Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford. The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Thursday, September 27th The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Elementary School Cafeteria, for members of Gilchrist County. We choose to share. conversation with other Farm Bureau members. Socials September 13th; Ruth Seaman, and Jacob Watson on September 14th; Daniel Elmore, Tommy Holder, Mercedes Flores and Michael Trantham on September 15th; Chris Bone, Wayne Hansen, Christy Lawrence Jones, John Parsons, Apone, Susan Bryant, Ellie Miller, Lillie Ann Watson, Dale Bivens, Betty Gay, Pauline Sauls and Wynn Eastman, Cynthia Osteen, Dennis Roberts and Marilyn Williams on September 19th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. James Rome and Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Ridenour and Mr. and


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers THS Classes 73 to 78 Reunion buy tickets now 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 home, 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, 1868, 14450 NE County Road 339, Trenton. "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 Fall 2018 starts on Sunday, Sep tember 23, and as Autumn begins it seems like we all become really busy with football season, hunting season, Fall festivals and the like. Truth is, we will just turn around good and it will be Thanksgiving. Seems like after a long day work ing, cooking supper is the last thing on my mind when I get home. I usu ally put off cooking for a hour or so just to breathe a little. Last week I tested this chicken recipe and served it with baked half sweet potatoes and cabbage. Recent ly I have been greasing an 8x8 Pyrex dish and splitting a medium sweet potato in half and placing it cut side down in the baking dish. The half sweet potatoes bakes in half the time and tastes just like a whole baked sweet potato. Adding the sweet po tatoes and steamed cabbage as side dishes for the chicken really gave our supper menu a hint of Fall. Our supper was done in about 45 good. I have always enjoyed having a few recipes for quick meals in my complicated to be good. Have you ever eaten crispy chicken at the Ivy House Restaurant in Wil liston? If you have, chances are you most popular dishes. This recipe for Tennessee Crumb Chicken is similar not quite the same either. The Ritz crackers and shredded Parmesan cheese really enhance the Tennessee Crumb Chicken 1 roll of round butter crackers, crushed (tested with Ritz) 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 8 to 10 chicken tenders or 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1/2 cup melted butter Salt and pepper to taste Grease a 9x13 pan with butter or oil. Mix the crushed crackers and Parme san in a medium bowl. Salt and pep per chicken. Dip chicken pieces in butter and roll it in the cracker crumb mixture. Place breaded chicken in the baking pan and drizzle remain ing butter over the chicken pieces. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes until done and golden brown. Bells Sgt. Cory Irvin one of six candidates to represent AETC in Defender Challenge By Senior Airman Stormy Archer The top security forces defenders from across Air Education and Training Command gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis and JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex July 23-27 for the opportunity to represent AETC in the upcoming Air Force Defender Challenge. Set to take place September 10-14 at JBSA-Camp Bullis, the Air Force Defender Challenger will be taking and will pit security forces teams from Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany against each other in realistic weapons, dismounted operations and relay challenge events. The team with the most combined points will win the Sadler Cup, named after Maj. Gen. Thomas Sadler, who served as Air Force chief of security police from 1975-1977. Six of the 15 applicants were selected based on their performance on the obstacle course, marksmanship, leadership and overall physical conditioning. The tryouts were physically and mentally demanding, said Capt. Nathan Spradley, 902nd Security Forces Squardron director of operations and Team AETC captain. I think the biggest thing for me at the end of the week was that it was because at that point we had become a team. Everyone nominated was across the command. The six members selected to represent AETC at the 2018 Air Force Defender Challenge are: Tech. Sgt. Cory Irvin, 37th Training Support Squadron, JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex, Texas. He is a Bell High School graduate and a Gilchrist County native. The other members are Capt. Nathan Spradley, Master Sgt. James Murray, Senior Airman William McLaughlin, Senior Airman David Hightower and Jonathan Vance. This even represents camaraderie sharpen our skill set, said Spradley. Everyone taking part in this event is going to be a better warrior Airman. to train others on what they have learned here. Tech. Sgt. Cory Irvin, 37th Training Support Squadron, third from left is a Bell High School graduate and Gilchrist County native. Meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 The monthly meeting of Local AARP Chapter #2133 will be held Tuesday, September 18, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 A.M. fellowship and freely dine with us for 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 local membership information. Health Chair Susan Wells will be joining us with excellent up to date information concerning Senior health choices and will check your Vital Signs. Program Chair Janice Rogers informs us that Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez and Gilchrist County Property Appraiser Damon Leggett will be explaining the proposed amendments on the November ballot. what these changes are actually all about. enlightens that we will be dining on close. Please bring your favorite entree, drinks and/or desserts to be shared by all. Each meal is always awesome hospitality team and cooks. Please remember Can In Hand and bring a non-perishable and/or hygiene item for the local food bank. For more information on agenda, call Program Chair Janice Rogers at 4631889. Gilchrist Chamber of Commerce to meet Sept. 18 The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will be meeting on Tues day, September 18 at noon at the The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce is located at 220 South Main Street in Trenton. For more information about the meeting or joining the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce call 463-3467.


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 By Angie Land Heart Matters Did you know that Gods name is never mentioned in the book of Esther? BUT, He is gloriously at work orchestrating every detail. If you have ever wondered if God was present times, this is a book for you. If you are new to her story, Esther was a Jewish girl living in Persia with her cousin Mordecai. When circumstances begin to change, Esther was thrust into a position she never expected, and facing a task she considered impossible. If you have ever been in a similar situation, this is also a book for you. I dont want to give away too much of the story before we get there, so lets head to Susa, Persia, where Esther lived, to the palace of King Ahasuerus and pull up a chair at his royal feast: Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel, in the third year of his reign he gave a feast The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were before him while he showed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor and pomp of his greatness for many days, 180 days. (Esther 1:1-4) Talk about a feast! Can you imagine feeding all your relatives for 180 days instead of just over the Christmas holidays? And yet, at the end of 180 days, he gave another feast. This one was lasted for 7 days and all of Susa was invited. During this time, was on display: curtains and wall hangings, marble pillars, couches of gold, drinks served in golden vessels (Esther 1:5-9). You get the idea. If we look back up in verse 4, the King used these feasts was to show off his riches, royal glory and splendor, and display the pomp of his greatness. In the original Hebrew, this word display means to examine, investigate, understand and verify. It seems that the very purpose of King Ahasuerus feast was to have everyone in the kingdom understand his greatness, investigate his wealth, verify his royal glory and examine his splendor. By this alone, we can expect trouble on the horizon! Proverbs 16:18 clearly warns that pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Anytime we set ourselves upon a throne of greatness and ignore God, we will be brought low. Bragging about what we have or what we have accomplished is always an indication that we have forgotten the grace of God that has allowed us to have or do whatever we are bragging about. We dont have to be a King to struggle with this, so lets ask God to help us this week guard our mouths from bragging and instead use our words to encourage someone else and lift them up! Proverbs 3:34 encourages us in this: God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 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 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. 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. Come worship with us. For more information call (386) 935-2006 or e-mail at BellChurchof 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. Women Veterans Event at Otter Springs Friends of ForVets will be holding an event in recognition of Womens Veterans Service on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The event will include a free hair trim, manicure, Zumba, massage, Yoga, swimming, and hiking trails to enjoy. The women will also enjoy door prizes and lunch. All women veterans are invited to attend please RSVP 352-256-5778. McCalls Chapel United Methodist Women holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser On September 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the McCalls Chapel United Methodist Women are having a Spaghetti Dinner. The cost of the dinner is $7.00, and includes spaghetti, salad, garlic toast, dessert and drink. You can eat in or carry out. All proceeds from the sale of dinners go to the scholarship fund. The fundraiser will be located at 7755 SE SR 349 just north of Dixie/ Lafayette County line, Branford. SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Grandparents support group to meet Sept. 18 If youre a grandparent raising your grandchildren, you need help! Come join our support group meeting from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, September 18, at the First Baptist Church on US 19/98 in Cross City. Our guest speakers are informative and have coping strategies to help us deal with everyday issues. Learn about resources to help you along the experiencing issues similar to yours. Receive prayer and non-judgmental assistance. Come with ideas of how we can help you, please. For information or to provide childcare at the meeting call Gigi Daube 352493-9183. Hope to see you there!! Lady Tigers chalk up another win last week against Williston attempts to break through the Red Devils double block last Thursday. Thursday, September 6 the Lady Tiger Volleyball teams hosted the Red Devils of Williston. The Middle School started off the evening falling in two games. The JV was playing re ally well and had a good lead on Wil were not able to hold on, and lost the match-up in two games. The Varsity Lady Tigers swept their match with three straight wins. Junior Gracie Langford lead the team in kills with 11 and Senior Zakyah Frazier was close behind with 9 kills. Frazier also lead the team with 4 blocked shots and 8 total digs in the three game match. Tuesday nights Branford games will be the last home games of the season. Bulldogs win pair of district games By Matthew Harrell The Bell volleyball team improved its overall record to 6-2 and its dis trict record to 3-0 after defeating two district opponents last week. The Bulldogs opened the week on Tuesday by hosting Madison County. The Bulldogs dominated the match, winning in a sweep, 25-11, 25-13, 25-14. Jill Morgan led the team with 16 kills, followed by Jillian Cassube with 12. Kylee Barry totaled 39 assists. Jen na Holley tallied 15 digs. Barry and Holley each had 6 ser vice aces in the match. On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted Hamilton County. Again, the Bull ish, defeating the Trojans in straight sets, 25-11, 25-14, 25-9. Jillian Cassube led the team with 14 kills, Jill Morgan had 11. Jenna Holley had 11 digs. Kylee Barry totaled 30 assists. The Bulldogs racked up 20 aces as a team, led by Kylee Barry with seven and Jill Morgan with six. The Bulldogs have a busy week and Mayo (or Miracle Whip) to start the week before hosting Bronson on Thursday and the LBI Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Williston, Trenton, Bronson, Union County, Crescent City, Ft. White, La fayette and Bell will be competing in the 2018 LBI Tournament. The tour nament begins at 5 p.m. Friday with Williston vs. Trenton and Bronson vs. Union County. Bell will play at 8 p.m. Friday vs. Crescent City and at 10 a.m. Saturday against Trenton, then again at 1 p.m. vs. Williston. Trentons other game is at 11:30 a.m. against Crescent City. Both teams will play again at ei ther 2:30 or 4 p.m., depending on Kylee Barry (11) and Jenna Holley (13) celebrate with Jillian Cassube (6) after one of Cassubes 12 kills during the Bulldogs win over Madi son County on Tuesday. Photo by Matthew Harrell. 4-H Banquet Continued from page 1 4-H University. This year Gilchrist County was able to send six 4-Hers These 4-Hers who represented Gilchrist County at this prestigious event were Jonathan Fussell, Kaylee Douglas, Kalin Siegel, Darien Thompson, Hannah Turner and Joshua Green. Two youth participated in 4-H Legislature, where youth serve as representatives and senators and pass mock bills in the actual capitol in Tal lahassee. This year Hannah Turner and Hunter Allen attended from Gil christ County. Hannah was a senator and Hunter was a lobbyist. Hunter Allen received special recognition for the Chris Allen Award, an award that is adult nominated and youth voted for. They recognize two outstanding lobbyists, two outstanding represen tatives, 1 outstanding senator and 1 outstanding media correspondent. Outstanding 4-Hers of the Year went to Joyce Teague who is a junior, Laina Teague who is an intermediate and Joshua Green who is a senior. Head Award went to Toby Wood. Heart Award to Linden Teague, Hands Award went to Alaina Blair, and Health Award went to Hunter Al len. 4-H Scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors Courtney OSteen, Joshua Green, Savannah Harding, Troy Johnson, Michael McNally, Hannah Turner, Darien Thompson, Sydney Groom, and Douglas Simp son III. The banquet ended with the new dent Kalin Siegel, Vice President Adli Elliott, Secretary Emily Ped ersen, Reporter Alaina Blair, Trea surer Laina Teague, Sergeant at Arms Jonathan Green, Recreation Leaders Caleb Ivey and Aubrie Blair. These young people will serve as the county leadership team that assists in plan ning county level events, participate in leadership activities throughout the year, and will serve the county clubs. Retired Educators Meeting Sept. 17 By Sue Reed The Levy-Gilchrist Retired Educators will hold its regular monthly meeting on September 17th at 10:30 a.m. After our business meeting, we will host a musical interlude by Don Thomas and friends. Don is a versatile guitarist/musician and we look forward to his program. Please plan to join us for lunch afterward. We meet the third Monday of each month, and our membership is open to all retired school personnel. Nancy Hauk will be our hostess.


Page Five GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy........................... $ 6,817,360 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes........................... $ 27,287 C. Actual property tax levy.............................. $ 6,790,073 This years proposed tax levy ................ $7,820,243 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on September 17, 2018 5:15 P.M. at Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room 210 S. Main Street Trenton, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. Trentons Jordan Fulmer working hard to gain ground in Friday nights game. Photo by Jamie Lee Price South Sumter thumps Trenton The Trenton Tigers traveled to Bushnell Friday night to take on 4A South Sumter. The Raiders jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the opening period. Sumter added 28 points in the second period to hold a 35-0 edge at halftime. The hosts added a score and extra point in the third period. The Tigers added Trenton will travel to Branford Friday night to take on the 1-1 Bucs. This game will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Go Tigers. Bell defeats Franklin win of season By Matthew Harrell In their third game of the regular not accomplished this season: Score a touchdown and win a game. The Bulldogs entered the game as 20-point underdogs to the Franklin half and never lost that lead en route to a 20-13 win. this week and made a few adjust ments; defensively: schematically, took to it. They came out and played ever asked from them and we got it The game was scoreless for the Mitchell Moore took a pass from successful two-point conversion gave Franklin County would cut the def the Seahawks two-point conversion was unsuccessful, keeping the score Bell returned the ensuing kickoff to the Franklin County 13-yard line, The Bulldogs would score later in lead. The Bulldogs recovered the ensuing kickoff and scored again on Franklin County would score through the air to make it a 20-13 Bell Senior Johnathon Walls evades a Seahawk defender during the game Friday night. Photo by Donny Joiner. kick and Bell ran out the clock for a 20-13 win. The Bulldogs are 1-2 on the season and travel to Hawthorne this week to face the Hornets. Hawthorne is 3-0 on the season after defeating P.K. Yonge last week, 51-19. I just want to see us continue to gressing from what we did tonight Herndon arrested Sheriff Garth Frier. Herndon is a white female from Trenton, Florida. Herndon was arrested on August 15, 2018 in Gilchrist County for two counts of Grand Theft from the Round Marathon store located on investigation in which multiple depu ties assisted in the successful out come of this case. Judge Lancaster Nancy Herndon


Page Six THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Obituaries IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2017-CA-00049 U. S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff. vs. JENAE C. CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CURTNEY CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CHRISTIANSEN; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; THE RIVERWALK OF FANNING SPRINGS OWNERSHIP ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENAE C. CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CURTNEY CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CHRISTIANSEN; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. ____________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24 day of August, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2017-CA-00049, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JENAE C. CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CURTNEY CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CHRISTIANSEN; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; THE RIVERWALK OF FANNING SPRINGS OWNERSHIP ASSOCIATION, INC. AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. TODD NEWTON as the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 112 S. MAIN STREET, TRENTON FL. 32693, 11:00 AM on the 29 day of October, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 35, THE RIVERWALK OF FANNING SPRINGS-PHASE 1, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 83-86 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled to be provided with certain assistance at no cost to you. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Dated this 30 day of August, 2018. TODD NEWTON Clerk Of The Circuit Court /s/ Sylvia King Deputy Clerk (CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. P. O. Box 9908 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310-0908 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 Publish September 6 and 13, 2018b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000008CAAXMX Division No. U. S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT Plaintiff. vs. PEGEEN GOULD A/K/A PEG G. GOULD, et al, Defendants/ ___________________ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 1st, 2018 and entered in Case No. 17000008CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT is the Plaintiff and UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A MICHAEL JASON RIDLEY and PEGEEN GOULD A/K/A PEG G. GOULD the Defendants, Todd Newton, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Gilchrist County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, in Trenton, Florida, at 11:00 AM on 3 day of Dec., 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, CIRCLE K RANCHETTES, UNRECORDED SUBDIVISON, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 15, KONSULT UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST AS A POINT OF REFERENCE, SAID SOUTHEAST CORNER BEING IN THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-307, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES, 20 MINUTES, 52 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 36 AND THE CENTERLINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. S-307; A DISTANCE OF 453.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF STATE ROAD NO. S307, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVED WESTERLY; THENCE DEPARTING FROM SAID CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-307, CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 00 WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 36, A DISTANCE OF 949.14 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST, ALONG AN EXISTING FENCE, A DISTANCE OF 2634.49 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1354.98 FEET TO AN EXISTING FENCE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST ALONG AND WITH SAID EXISTING FENCE, A DISTANCE OF 1307.61 FEET TO AN EXISTING FENCE; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 WEST, ALONG AND WITH SAID EXISTING FENCE, A DISTANCE OF 700.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE TO RUN NORTH 0 WEST, ALONG AND WITH SAID EXISTING FENCE, A DISTANCE OF 342.67 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING FROM SAID EXISTING FENCE, RUN NORTH 89 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 655.96 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 342.67 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 655.25 FEET TO SAID EXISTING FENCE AND THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC A ROADWAY ACROSS THE EASTERLY 20.00 FEET THEREOF, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If the sale is set aside, the Purchaser may be entitled to only a return of the sale deposit less any applicable fees and costs and shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, Mortgagee or the Mortgagees Attorney. DATED at Gilchrist County, Florida, this 28 day of August, 2018. Todd Newton, Clerk Gilchrist County, Florida By S. King Deputy Clerk (CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact Gilchrist County, 112 S. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693, Telephone (352) 4633170, via Florida Relay Service Publish September 6 & 13, 2018b _________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF: TODD HENRY TAGGART, Deceased. CASE NUMBER: 21-2018-CP-000029 ________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Todd Henry Taggart, Deceased, whose date of death was February 27, 2018; File Number 21-2018-CP-000029, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of Legal Notices which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 37, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the Petitioner and the Petitioners attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, on whom a copy of this their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is: September 6, 2018. /s/ Douglas K. McKoy Douglas K. McKoy, Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0101744 GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP PA 302-B North Main Street Trenton, Florida 32693 Telephone: (352) 490-4488 Facsimilie: (352) 463-0773 Secondary E-Mail: legalassistant@ /s/ Zella Taggart Zella Taggart, Petitioner 922 Parker Hill Road Bradyville, Tennessee 37026 Published September 6 & 13, 2018b. ________________ PUBLIC MEETING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Please take notice that the Three Rivers Regional Library Board will hold a Board Meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the Taylor County Public Library, in Perry, Florida. All interested persons are invited to at tend 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 proceed ings, 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 rea sonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (850) 8383506 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. Published September 13, 2018b. ______________ NATURE COAST REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY NOTICE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING The Nature Coast Regional Water Authority (Authority) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs, Florida 32693. The Authority Board will consider the approval of meeting minutes, treasurers report and any action or discussion items involving the Authoritys business Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comment at the meeting, which may be continued to a date and time certain as announced at the meeting. For more information, including a copy of the agenda, please contact Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 or by email at cheyenne.stemple@dixie. with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting should contact Cheyenne Stemple at the contact information provided above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955 8770 for aid in contacting Cheyenne Stemple at (352) 498 1426 at least two day prior to the date of the meeting. Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting is advised that such person will need a record of the proceedings and, accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Publish September 13, 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, September 17, 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 Administrator 8. Attorney Report 9. Clerk Report 10. Time Certain Schedule 4:15 p.m. Joyce Ferrante; Probation and Jail Issues 4:30 p.m. David M. Lang, Interim County Planner; VAR 2018-04 Jason and Holly White, seeking variance for minimum lot size requirements 4:45 p.m. Barbara Locke, Administrator GCDOH; Annual Contract 5:15 p.m. FINAL Budget Hearing Resolution 2018-36 Final Millage Rate Resolution 2018-37 Final Budget Resolution 2018-38 Final Millage Rate MSTU Resolution 2018-39 Final Budget MSTU 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 September 13, 2018b ______________________ Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Hart Springs Pool Deck Repair and Renovation Pool Located at Hart Springs, 4240 SW 86th Avenue, Bell FL 32619 All Applicants must contact Mitchell Gentry at 352-463-3444 to visual inspect needed pool repairs no later than September 21, 2018 to be allowed to bid. Applicant requirements; 1) Pressure wash deck 2) Replace railing anchors in shallow end of pool. 3) Install new non skid no diving title. 4) Repair cracks in pool deck. 5) Finish and coat entire deck to a 6) Spray new texture on deck. 7) Seal deck to color chosen by County Representative. 8) Applicant is responsible for all materials and equipment need for job. 9) Applicant will be expected to start no later than 30 calendar days of bid award. Applicant lnsurance requirements; (lf award bid must provide the following) of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 or more naming Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners as additional insured. 2) Applicants must provide work comp coverage required by State Law and Gilchrist County Policy and Procedure naming Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners as additional insured. Proposal; Proposal must be marked Hart Springs Pool Deck Repair sealed and delivered to Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator, 209 SE First Street,, Trenton, FL 32693, by hand or delivery service no later than: October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Questions regarding this RFP should be addressed in writing and submitted no later than September 21, 2018 to: Bobby Crosby Gilchrist County Administrator 209 SE First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-3198 Gilchrist County adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make 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 this Request for Proposals, and the right to waive any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a proposal that does not affect the fairness of the competition, and the right to re-advertise for bids when determined by the Board to be in the interests of the County. A written contract for service to be rendered will be required of the successful applicant. Publish September 13 and 20, 2018b _____________ 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 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 Master Sebastian James Speck Sebastian James Speck, 3 years old, earned his angel wings on Thursday, September 6, 2018, peacefully in his sleep. Sebastian was born on September 15, 2014 in Gainesville, FL and is survived by his mother, Michelle Speck; a little sister, Brooklyn Speck; maternal grandmother, Jeryl Speck and maternal grandfather, Brian Speck; maternal great-grandmother, Peggy Lewis; special grandmother, Paula Roberts; an aunt, Brittany Speck; an uncle, Joseph Sanders and a cousin Brantley Sanders. Sebastian was a very extraordinary child. He was so joyful, loving and adventurous. He brightened the day of anyone whom he encountered and deeply impacted their lives. His smile would light up a room and his laughter was contagious. He loved Mickey Mouse, playing in the water, bounce houses and going to the park. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed playing with his sister and mother. Family and friends will be celebrating the life of Sabastian, together in their home, on Saturday, September 15, 2018. For on-line condolences, please visit The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, September 6th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Clara worked with Margie and her tie quilt. Ailien and Mary worked on Marys wall hanging and were busy planning the next wall hanging. With the Museum being off the beaten path, we see and hear things which make us thankful for our location. Thursday we watched a small cattle drive complete with cowboys and horses. When weather permits, sitting on the porch allows us to see watermelon, peanuts and hay crops on the move and wonder just how much some of the farm equipment must cost. Then there is the sounds of the bob white calls or the sound of silence, whats not to enjoy. Friends and visitors stopping by makes volunteering all worthwhile. Johnny Johnston, the old sewing machine man will be here Wednesday, September 19th to clean sewing machines. Club House Rentals Gilchrist County Womans Club 819 SW CR 339, Trenton Call Connie at 463-3194 Gilchrist County Dive Advisory Board meeting Sept. 26 The Gilchrist County Dive Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., at Hart Springs. The meeting topic will be about cave diving at Hart Springs. Sharing Your Talents By Danette Hyde very talented people that are willing to donate their time to help others. In fact, sometimes they are where activities department at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is always looking for new people to perform for our residents and it turns out they were right here among us. Joe Brooks is currently a resident here for rehab at Ayers. When he arrived at Ayers he arrived with his banjo in hand. He enjoys sitting in the hall playing his banjo for everyone to enjoy. Recently Joe joined Don Thomas performing for all our residents along with former resident, Betty Evans who sang as well. It was a hit so we scheduled Joe for another performance the following week. This time Joe was joined by Herman Luke on the guitar. Herman is another resident here for rehab that was kind enough to share his talents with everyone. We are so fortunate to have such talented residents at Ayers. Joe now performs for us anytime we need him. I was talking to Joe recently and told him that I dont know what we are going to do when he goes home. He will truly be missed. Our hope is that Joe, Betty and Herman will all be able to come back someday as volunteers and perform for us. If you have a special talent that you would like to share please contact Danette at (352) 463-7101 ext. 117. We would love to have you. Don Thomas, Joe Brooks, and Betty Evans providing entertainment as residents listened along.


Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Email ads to Page Seven THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Email ads to Boat For Sale -14 Stumpknocker Hay HAY FOR SALE: Pre-School Kids World Preschool Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Services TREE & LAND SERVICES: The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. September 28 Appliance Repair: A/C REPAIRS: DIXIE MONUMENTS WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM Services ELECTRICAL WORK: JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: Elder Care LOOKING FOR WORK: Training Ayers Health and Rehab is providing a free 3 week C.N.A. class. Help Wanted Akins BBQ is now taking applications for a LINE COOK Ayers Health and Rehab Center is looking for a C.N.A./Central Supply Clerk. Ayers Health and Rehab is looking relief. Help Wanted Trenton Farm Equipment is CONTRACTOR SALESPERSON NEEDED AT GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY. AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. Wanted F/T C.N.A.s WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: TRUCK DRIVER: CON T A CT GILCHRST COUNTY JOURNAL F or all y our home vi n yl needs. W e create customi z ed quotes, images, and phrases. C all us for details 352-463-7135. CR-236 US-129 160.07 272.50 135 135 160.06 160.06 160.06 160.07 160.06 160.06 115.57 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 8 TOWN OF BELL OWNER RETIRING 2 Corner lots on US-129, 7 commercial lots on paved street, 39 total acres. Will not divide or separate. Let me have your quote, 386-935-0003 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 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 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 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.


Page Eight THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS FISCAL YEAR: 2018-2019 CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: $247,500.00 ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage per $1,000 Ad Valorem Taxes 3.00 $109,221.45 Fines and Forfeitures $ 1000.00 Sales and Use Taxes $158,263.49 Franchise Taxes $60,500.00 Local Communication Service Tax $15,113.00 Licenses and Permits $1,500.00 Intergovernmental Revenues $56,261.00 Charges for Services $114,127.00 Miscellaneous Revenues $ 1,300.00 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES: $764,785.94 EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES: General Government $246,858.92 Public Safety $193,303.08 Physical Environment $60,606.00 Transportation $64,500.00 Other Financing Sources (Uses) $ 8,700.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES: $573,968.00 Reserves $190,817.94 TOTAL APPROPRIATE EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES: $764,785.94 Note: The tentative, adopted and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above-mentioned taxing authority as a public record. NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The City of Fanning Springs has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy $118,007 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes .. $ 536 C. Actual property tax levy .... $ 117,471 This years proposed tax levy .. $121,021 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be Held on: September 17, 2018 5:01 pm City of Fanning Springs City Hall 17651 NW 90th Court Fanning Springs, FL. 32693 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 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 Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Riverside Wranglers 2018 Football Team 2018 Football Season Update The 2018 football season is upon us. Riverside Christian School is thankful for what the Lord has allowed the football division to accomplish in such a short period of time. RCS is going into their 3rd year as a tackle program. making a run this year for the FCAPPS 6 man title. We want to say Thank you to all of our staff, families, supporters, and more importantly the Lord for all the blessings. Offense, left to right, Dalton Anderson, Boaz Bray, Zach Hall, Cohen Begue, Hunter Johns, Donavan King and Aiden Messina. Defense, left to right, Ben King, Levi Spivey, Ben Bray, Zeb Bray, Wyatt Ackers and Nic Messina. Riverside Wranglers win Riverside kicked off its 2018 sea son with a 50-7 victory over Tampas Town-N-Country. The victory was lead by senior quarterback Cohen Begue with 7 touchdowns. Cohen is this weeks offensive player of kickoff of the game with a 70 yard touchdown and was 8 of 9 for com pleted passes for 132 yards, (4 touch downs). He also had 3 rushes for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week the Wranglers had two defensive players of the week, Nick Messina had 7 tackles and 2 assists and Hunter Johns with 2 tackles, 1 assist, and 2 fumble recoveries which resulted in the setup for 2 wrangler touchdowns. Nick Messina also had 2 touchdowns and Hunter Johns also went 3 out of 4 on extra point kicks. Please come out this Friday, Sep tember 14, to support your Gilchrist County Wranglers in their next game against Hillsborough at 7 p.m. We would like to thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for keeping the players, coaches, and fans safe dur ing the game. Trenton Cross-Country Wins The Trenton boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Williston on squads. The Lady Tigers won the four-team meet with top performances by Junkin. On September 8th, both Tiger teams visited county rival Bell. The Trenton Colby Wilson. The Tigers next run at home against Bell on September 18. GO TIGERS! Riverside Christian School Football Schedule 2018 Sept. 7, Town-N-Country, Home, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 14, Hillsborough, Home, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 28, Countryside, Away, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 5, Cornerstone, Away, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 12, Penial, Home, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 19, Geneva, Away, 6:00 p.m. Oct. 26, Hope, Away, 7:00 p.m. Nov. 2, Villageview, Away, 7:00 p.m. Nov. 9, Ambassador, Home, 7:00 p.m. Nov. 16, Newberry, Home, 7:00 p.m. Need An Advertisement? Call the Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135