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Gilchrist County journal

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

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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 87 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 88 No. 17 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, September 20, 2018 Price 50 $25.00 Digital Only, $25.00 Gilchrist County $30.00 Tri-County Area, $40.00 Out of Area September 20, 2018 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Ten Mowers and a Trailer stolen from Greens Outdoor and More Greens Outdoors and More store employees arrived at work on Mon day morning and discovered that ten mowers and one trailer were missing from the property. Upon further investigation the business owner, J. D. Green, learned that ten Gravely commercial zero turn mowers, as well as a large trailer that would haul three mowers at a time were stolen. It is believed that the theft occurred sometime between September 15, Saturday evening and September 17, Monday morning. Greens Outdoor and More is located across from Trenton High School on Main Street. It is believed that the thieves en tered the property from a side gate after cutting a heavy chain with the lock. Trenton Public Safety Chief Mat thew Rexroat is asking for the pub lics help to solve this case. Anyone who may have seen anything suspi cious during this time near the store or in town or if you personally have information about the theft please call Chief Rexroat at 352-535-7089. The same type Gravely mower that was taken from Greens Outdoor and More over the weekend. Crew of Hicks Seal Coating and Striping LLC, a local asphalt contractor, is shown resurfacing NE 1st Avenue in Trenton on Monday. The paving project was one block in length and ended at 1st Street. The street and the parking areas next to City Hall were all resurfaced for $16,575. This project was funded out of the City of Trentons general fund. On Tuesday, the Hicks crew completed the striping of the street and Bell JROTC shown at 9/11 ceremony. On Tuesday, September 11th, the Bell JROTC conducted a ceremony in remembrance of a day that should never be forgotten. The ceremony was held on the Bell High School Campus. This year is the 17th anniversary of the day four planes were high-jacked and crashed into the twin towers, the nia. Over 3,000 people were lost due to such a horrible action. The JROTC strives to educate not only our students, but our commu nity about historical events like this throughout the year. During the cer dressed as Patriots to recognize the importance of this day, as well as a cadet who read A Toast to the Flag. At 8:46 we paused for a moment of silence, to honor all of the people who were lost on that fateful day. Cadet Captain Cheyenne Dragon JROTC Honored Patriots Day on Sept. 11 2018 Trenton High School Homecoming King and Queen contestants, left to right: Rylie Butler, Zachary Lovelace, Destiny Scott, and Matthew Wilkinson. School Enrollment Increases for Gilchrist Schools 5 Year School Accreditation Review in Progress Fanning Springs to hold City Election Oct. 9 The City of Fanning Springs will be holding election for Seat 3 on Tuesday, October 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registered voters who live within the city limits of Fanning Springs can vote at City Hall which is located at 17651 NW 90 Ct, Fan ning Springs, FL 32693. There are three citizens vying for Seat 3. The candidates are June Ladewig, Wanda Michaud and Ginger Russell. Seat 3 is currently held by longtime council member Barbara Locke who will not be seeking reelection. By Janet Bradley Three of the four schools in Gil christ County have seen an increase in enrollment since the closing of school in May of 2018. As of Sep tember 13, 2018, Bell Elementary en rollment increased from 600 to 622. Trenton Elementary saw an increase from 783 students to 818 students, and Trenton High School had the most increase with 57 new students moving from 630 to 687 students. Bell High School was the only school with decreased enrollment dropping from 644 students to 623. The over all district enrollment has increased 93 students as of September 13. GCSD is also busy preparing for their 5 Year System Accreditation Review. The district will host an Ac creditation Team within a timeframe established by the AdvanED Ac Team consists of outside reviewers who will take a look at the districts systems and make a recommenda tion regarding accreditation of the districts schools. Assistant Super intendent Ronda Parrish presented the timeline for preparing for the Ac creditation Review. The accreditation process has just begun in the district and will end with a site visit by the Accreditation Team November 4-7. One aspect of preparing for the Accreditation Team is the districts review of their Strategic Plan. This plan is reviewed and updated every Finance, Teaching and Learning, Ca reer Development, Safety and Disci pline, and Leadership. The district will conduct a self-as sessment of the practices and condi tions that impact the quality of the school community. The diagnostic categories that will be reviewed are clear direction, healthy culture, high expectations, impact on instruction, engagement, and implementation ca pacity. The visiting team will interview district staff, community partners, parents, students, and administra tors. They will also visit schools and classrooms to view the curriculum and instruction students are being presented. At the end of the review, make recommendations to improve GCSD. The team will also determine if the district has met the appropriate set of accreditation standards and as surances to maintain accreditation. The district will be given one of three accreditation statuses. They will be determined accredited, accredited under review, or accredited under conditions. The Gilchrist County Commis sion adopted Resolution 2018-36 on Mon tember 2018. This resolution adopts 9.5 mills with a gross taxable value for operating purposes for Gilchrist County as $739,676,512. A motion by Commissioner Gray and a second by Commissioner Thomas resulted in a roll call vote of 4-1 in favor of missioner Poitevint voted no on this resolution. The Commission considered Reso budget for the 2018-19 in the amount of $37,144,240. A motion by Com missioner Thomas and a second by Commissioner Langford to approve resolution 2018-37 to adopt this for Harrison called for a roll call vote as the Commission approved the resolu tion by a unanimous vote. The Commission considered Reso lution 2018-38, an action adopting es for municipal service taxing unit (MSTU) for emergency medical ser as $746,720,588. The 2018-19 op erating millage rate is 1.0624 mills, which is greater than the rollback rate of .9359 mills by 13.52%. A mo tion by Commissioner Gray to adopt Resolution 2018-38 and a second by Commissioner Thomas before Chair man Harrison called for a roll call vote. The board approved the Reso lution 2018-38 by a unanimous 5-0 vote. The Commission discussed Reso lution 2018-39, a resolution allowing for the MSTU set forth the appropri ations and revenue estimate for the budget for 2018-19 in the amount of $2, 628,784. Commissioner Langford made a motion in favor of Resolution 2018-39 and Commissioner Poitevint gave a second before the board voted in favor of the adoption of the resolu tion by a roll call vote. --County Administrator Bobby Crosby asked the Commissioners to sideration for the Florida Department of Transportation SCRAP and SCOP paving programs. He reminded the Gilchrist Commission adopts 2018-2019 budgets Continued on page 3 Relay Kickoff Celebration Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties Kickoff Celebration is set for Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. at The Shop, 503 W. Wade St., Trenton (just past Watson Funeral home on the right). Celebrate the start of the new Relay season with us as we go over the event details and vote on a theme! We will also be enjoying door prizes, pizza, and games! Relay For Life is the nations largest fundraiser for cancer research and patient services. Together we unite free future. Register online at www. RelayForLife.org/TriCountiesFL. Support Rotary Interact Club students and Backpack 4 Kids by participating in the 2nd annual Poker Paddle Fundraiser. You can register by visiting GilchristRotary.org. Dry packs and whistles will be provided $50 for entrants who bring their own kayak and $75 for those who rent a boat. The event starts at Ellie Rays RV Campground on the Santa Fe River Registration and boat pick up will be from 8:00 9:15 a.m. and launch is at 10:00 a.m. Rotary and Interact Kayak Fundraiser Sept. 29

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Page Two THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 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 9/20 to 9/26 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Th High 12:12 AM 2.6 Low 5:33 AM 1.7 20 High 11:13 AM 3.2 Low 6:42 PM 0.6 F High 12:52 AM 2.8 Low 6:30 AM 1.4 21 High 12:10 PM 3.3 Low 7:22 PM 0.5 Sa High 1:24 AM 3.0 Low 7:16 AM 1.1 22 High 12:58 PM 3.4 Low 7:56 PM 0.4 Su High 1:53 AM 3.1 Low 7:56 AM 0.9 23 High 1:40 PM 3.5 Low 8:27 PM 0.4 M High 2:20 AM 3.3 Low 8:33 AM 0.7 24 High 2:19 PM 3.6 Low 8:57 PM 0.5 Tu High 2:45 AM 3.3 Low 9:09 AM 0.5 25 High 2:57 PM 3.5 Low 9:26 PM 0.6 W High 3:09 AM 3.4 Low 9:44 AM 0.4 26 High 3:34 PM 3.5 Low 9:57 PM 0.7 METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA www.gulfcoastmetalroof.com Shingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong CCC#1325497 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 GILCHRIST ROTARY POKER PADDLE September 29, 2018 Ellie Rays RV River Resort Registration and Boat pick-up 8:00-9:15 AM Launch 10:00AM Lunch/Transport Included Dry Pack/ Whistles to first 30 Registrants GRAND PRIZE: Kayak & Paddle/Annual Transport Pass Cost: $50.00 individual with Boat (includes transportation to launch site) $75.00 individual without Boat (includes transportation to launch site) Fundraiser: Bell & Trenton High School Interact Club, Backpacks 4 Kids Registration and Sponsorship GilchristRotary.org Looking for a Florida Blue Qualified HEALTH CARE PLAN? Call Melissa Myers 352-278-2336 Socials Happy Birthday wishes to Olivia Rogers, Brainard Richardson, Gray Smith and Casey Carlisle on September 20th; Sonnett Brown, Maleena Raney, Ralph Sims, Renee Hart, Lloyd K. Flores, Sr., Matthew Flores, RubyLyn Remolador, Monique Cadungog and Bryan Fletcher on September 21st, Leonard Percival, Bubba Beck, Jim Floyd, Pricilla Ann Langford and Colby Wilkerson on September 22nd; Anita Davis, Billy Hatch, Owen Bullington, Becki Cannon and Monica Caraway on September 23rd; Kathryn Houser, Timothy James, Diane Mathis and Rick Bernard on September 24th; Tim Langford, MaKensie Parrott and Lloyd Austin on September 25th; Megan Mathis, Madeline N. Coyer, Bill Rogers and Brock Petrello on September 26th. Happy Anniversary wishes Mr. and Mrs. Pete Davis on September 20th; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bernard on September 21st; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Hicks on September 22nd; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bullington, Mr. and Mrs. Nonie Flores-Remolader and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Collins on September 23rd; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee on September 25th; Mr. and Mrs. Mauldin on September 26th. Tony Wasson CFEC VP Member Services, Rotarian Justin Jones CFEC Financial Accounts, Kim Baxley CFEC Vice President Human Resources, Rotary Secretary John Frazier, CFEC General Manager Denny George, and Rotarian Matthew Vun Cannon. By Holly Creel Denny George, General Manager for Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC), spoke to the Gilchrist Rotary Club on Monday, September 17th at the Womans Club in Trenton. Denny was introduced by Rotarian Matthew Vun Cannon who explained that Denny moved to Trenton 13 years ago and was previously employed by Duke/ Progress Energy as an electrical engineer. Denny is an active member Denny provided interesting historical data in which he described that it wasnt until 1953 that ninety percent of US farmers had electric power to their homes and farms. Denny went on to explain the differences between electric cooperatives and other types of electric utilities such as investor-owned electric co-operatives, such as CFEC are member-owned and have no shareholders and are not governed by a Board of Trustees. Duke Energy is an example of an investor-owned utility. Denny explained how the three different utilities are different margins, governance, and their allegiance and priorities. Denny also described the residential rate cost breakdown and explained that 65% of expenses goes to Seminole Electric for the power purchased from them and 35% goes to cover the CFEC workforce, equipment, billing, and employee 95 employees and has slightly less than 1 % annual growth. He noted that the average home has reduced usage because of the use of LED lighting and that appliances and they used to be. Chef Jason Fuchs of Springwater Events served a fun lunch with meatball pizza bowls, cold orzo pasta salad and apple spice cake. The Gilchrist Rotary is gearing up for our 2nd Annual Poker Paddle on September 29th at Ellie Rays Campground. Proceeds will go to fund Interact Service Clubs at Bell and Trenton High Schools and Backpacks 4 Kids. Participants can register for this fun kayaking event on our beautiful rivers at GilchristRotary.org. Its not too late to register please join the fun and support a good cause our youth! Central Florida Electric General Manager Denny George Speaks at Gilchrist Rotary 2018 THS Homecoming Attendants, left to right: (Front row) 6th Grade, Clark Hausner and Alivia Fuquay; 7th Grade, Kaydee Gentry and Huntly Owens. (Back rows) 9th Grade, Brianna Becker and Coleman Carlisle; 8th grade, Jayonce Hapton and Owen Yates; 11th Grade, Alaina Brown and Jacob Morgan; 10th Grade, Sydney Schmidt and Chandler Sullivan. THS Homecoming News The Tigers will play the Bronson Eagles for homecoming this year. Homecoming parade will start at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 27. Tiger Growl will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27. Pre-game activities will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, September 28, with the football game starting at 7:30 p.m. The queen and king will both be crowned during halftime. 2018 THS Homecoming Attendants

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 By Cindy Jo Ayers Trenton High School Alumni Reunion Sept. 29 The Trenton High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Trenton Elementary cafeteria. Any alumni of Trenton High School and teachers are invited to attend 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. NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on October 1, 2018 in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida to consider on first reading the following Ordinances: ORDINANCE 2018-04 (Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA 2018-01) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; ADDING POLICY I.1.6.11 TO ADD SOLAR FARMS AS SPECIAL USES IN THE AGRICULTURE-2 AND INDUSTRIAL LAND USE CATEGORIES SUBJECT TO CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE ORDINANCE 2018-05 (Land Development Code Amendment LDR 2018-01) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.11.02(f) ADDING SOLAR FARMS TO THE LIST OF SPECIAL USES IN THE INDUSTRIAL LAND USE CATEGORY; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 7, SECTION 7.26.03(a) TO ALLOW SOLAR FARMS IN THE INDUSTRIAL LAND USE CATEGORY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed amendments to the Land Development Code may be inspected by the public at the Gilchrist County Community Development Department, 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing and give input. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 463-3173. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at this public meeting, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call Gilchrist County Clerk of Courts at (352) 463-3170 at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting. Pub.: September 20, 2018b NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings on October 1, 2018 in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida to consider on first reading the following Ordinances: ORDINANCE 2018-06 (Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA 2018-02) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT; AMENDING POLICY I.1.6.1(B) AND POLICY I.1.6.7 TO ADD SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES AS SPECIAL USES IN THE AGRICULTURE-2 AND COMMERCIAL LAND USE CATEGORIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE 2018-07 (Land Development Code Amendment LDR 2018-02) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA; ADDING A DEFINITION FOR SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES TO GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.01.05; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.06.02(nn) ADDING SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES TO THE LIST OF SPECIAL USES IN THE AGRICULTURE-2 LAND USE CATEGORY; AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.10.02(o) ADDING SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES TO THE LIST OF SPECIAL USES IN THE COMMERCIAL LAND USE CATEGORY; DELETING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.10.03(b); AMENDING THE GILCHRIST COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.11.01(l) ADDING SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES TO THE LIST OF PERMITTED USES IN THE INDUSTRIAL LAND USE CATEGORY PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed amendments to the Land Development Code may be inspected by the public at the Gilchrist County Community Development Department, 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Members of the public are invited to attend the public hearing and give input. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (352) 463-3173. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at this public meeting, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call Gilchrist County Clerk of Courts at (352) 463-3170 at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting. Pub.: September 20, 2018b grand opening There will be a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Duron Williamsons Tree Service 1469 North Main Street, Bell (Where old bike shop used to be) SEPTEMBER 29 3 pm Live Music Bring your own chair. 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 Ronald Clark Construction, Inc. Ronald Clark Contractor 352-538-6929 ronclark@178@windstream.net CRC1326560 Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. Building Your Home with Quality Materials & Workmanship Since 1985. We Have Plans Available or We Can Build Your Plan on Your Property. 7239 S.W. 80th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 homes@lesliesapp.com www.lesliesapp.com 352-463-7589 Leslie Sapp Construction, Inc. New Homes, Remodeling, and Roofing Assistance with Planning and Design Reliable Craftsmanship Since 1987 CCC1329256 Certified General Contractor CGC1516220 Douglas Family Reunion to be held Sept. 22 Douglas Family Reunion will be held Saturday, September 22 at the Hart Springs County Park, Pavilion B. Covered dish lunch will follow a 12 p.m. short family business meeting. This family moved to the Blitchville area, and has increased from second generation of eight children in the 1920s, into the seventh generation in 2018. Paper goods, ice, and drinks supplied. The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Thursday, September 27th The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau will be hosting their 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 P.M. in the Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria, for members of Gilchrist County. We will be serving a barbecue dinner with all the trimmings and favorite desserts brought by members who choose to share. The meeting will follow dinner with door prizes throughout the evening, the last two consisting of a $100 cash prize each. We look forward to seeing you, so come out and enjoy good food and conversation with other Farm Bureau members. Perhaps because of having lived through the Great Depression, this generation knows a thing or two about working hard. On top of that, they lived through the years of World War II and appreciate stability. Com bined, these two factors result in one very strong work ethic among mem bers of the Greatest Generation. Anonymous On Sunday evening we were sad dened to hear that Mr. J.T. Beck had passed away. Mr. J.T. was born and raised on the Beck family farm just outside of Tren ton. Mr. J.T. served in the Army in WWII, being drafted after he married his wife Mrs. Dorothy Doke Beck. Until going to war at age 19, Mr. Beck had never traveled far from home. He had only made a couple trips across the county line into Gainesville. After the war he returned home to make a life with his wife and raise a family on the farm where he grew up. He and his wife Dorothy were usu each others sentences and were truly devoted one to the other for some 75 years of marriage. Several years ago they both became residents of Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. They shared a room there and enjoyed visiting with many of the locals throughout their stay. Mrs. Dorothy just passed away less than a month ago. Mr. Beck never ran for a political company. He was likely to have been the quietest man at any gathering. He just lead a simple quiet life, working hard, loving his family, this county and the good Lord. Mr. J.T. lived a life that was a tes timony for all those who knew him. He was the salt of the earth and part of the greatest generation. The Becks will be missed by many. --September 23. With Fall in mind I have been trying several new apple recipes, including this apple slaw recipe that John really liked. It is almost a cross between a traditional slaw and Waldorf salad. Apple-Pecan Slaw 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pe cans or walnuts 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/3 to 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped green onions 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 apples, cored, quartered and cut in thin slices Toast pecans or walnuts spread out on a cookie sheet for 8 minutes in oven set at 350 degrees, cool and set aside. Mix the cabbage, carrots, onions, rai sins and pecans or walnuts in a large bowl. In a medium bowl whisk togeth er mayonnaise, buttermilk, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper for the dressing. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and gently fold in. Add apples and fold in again. Chill for one hour. Serves 6 to 8. board that projects have to be sub mitted to FDOT in December 2018 and right-of-way and environmental research would have to be reviewed before the road proposal could be submitted as a paving consideration. The county Administrator asked for consideration of future projects to be submitted by the next Commission Meeting in October. --Mr Crosby advised the Commis sion that the Gilchrist County Road Department would have three road graders coming up for return during that these leased graders would sun set in December, one in February and a third would be scheduled for re placement in April 2019. Mr. Crosby explained that John Deere has been working with Gilchrist County and the new leased units are reported to cost $39,983. for a two-year lease. The County Administrator explained that Caterpillar Corporation grader lease program has comparable units for $6,000 $7,000 more per lease program. The equipment company has asked that Gilchrist County pro vide them with a letter that would have the three-grader units in place when the time came for the lease to be changed during the next budget year. Attorney Lang asked the County Administrator if the letter requested by the John Deere dealer was a nonbinding agreement. Mr. Crosby ex plained that the letter is just for in formational purposes and does not bind Gilchrist county into the leases of these new units. A motion by Commissioner Thomas and second by Commission Gray to approve the non-binding letter of agreement for the three units involving a 2000-hour lease program with service included in this lease. The board voted in sup port of this motion. --The Commission discussed con struction bids for completion of the Santa Fe Park remodeling on SR 47 at the Santa Fe River. Mr Crosby re ported that Gilchrist County received two bids for this project. A bid of $442,504.28 from Florida Fill and Grade, Inc. and a bid of $741,195.09 from Anderson Columbia Company were the reported bids for this proj ect. A board member asked what were the remaining sums of the grant that would fund the completion of the Santa Fe Park project. Mr. Cros by explained that the two grants had a total of $390,000 remaining to be used on this project. The County Ad ministrator asked the Commission to approve the low bid for the comple tion of the project for a sum not to exceed $390,000. He explained that after the bid is approved, the county could then negotiate with the con tractor to use less gravel and sod on this job and the project would then be completed within the sum of the grant. A motion by Commissioner Thomas and a second by Commis sioner Gray to approve Florida Fill and Grade Inc. as the contractor for a sum not to exceed $390,000. The Commission approved the motion by a unanimous vote. Gilchrist Commission adopts 2018-2019 budgets Continued from page 1 Lafayette Bank Board Elects Chan Perry as Senior The Board of Directors of Lafayette State Bank is proud to announce the election of Chan Perry as our Senior to the bank and we are pleased to announce this promotion said Jim Esry, President and CEO of Lafayette State Bank. Chan, a lifelong resident of Mayo, joined the bank in December 2014 Branch Manager. During his time at the bank he has maintained that title and also served as the Branch Man grew Chan was moved back to the Lending. Chan grew into a leadership position at the bank and has clearly demonstrated his ability to lead the lending function for the entire bank. Chan is active in the community, he is a member of the Mayo Rotary Club, former board member for the Lafayette County Babe Ruth, for mer board member of North Florida Community College Foundation, and attends the Alton Church of God. Chan is a graduate of the University of Florida and is currently attending the Florida School of Banking. I am excited and humbled with this promotion. The bank has come through some hard times, but I see nothing but greatness for the bank as it moves forward said Perry. I am equally excited about our current capital raise; it is important to me to keep and maintain a community owned community bank in this area. I like nothing more than to help farm ers and small businesses succeed in the community where I live. Lafay ette State Bank is currently selling new stock in the bank to facilitate keeping the bank a locally owned community bank. Jim Esry also commented that Chan is the right person at the right time to help lead the bank into the future. Cedar Key Seafood Festival Oct. 20-21 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be held on Saturday Oct 20 and Sunday Oct 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Please attend the church of your choice on Sunday! By Angie Land Heart Matters No matter how long I study Gods Word, I am always amazed at how relevant it is today. The deeper you study, the more apparent it is that human nature doesnt change no matter the century. As we return to our study of Esther this week, I cant wait to show you a very written so long ago that readily applies to our lives today. Last week, we enjoyed a front row seat at the feast given by King Ahasuerus, the ruler of Persia. As the feast winds down, the drama winds up. (Not surprising after a six-month party!) Esther 1:10 tells us that on the last day of the feast, when the King was feeling good from the wine he ordered his servants to bring Queen Vashti before him so that he could show off her beauty to the people and the King sobered up quickly when Vashti refused to come. Scripture doesnt give her reasononly that she refused. Which made the King furious. Despite his anger, King Ahasuerus consulted his advisors before reacting, and asked this question, According to the law, what should be done with Queen Vashti, since she refused to obey King Ahasueruss command that was delivered by the servants? (Esther 1:15) Before we read on, I wonder what your thoughts are. In our culture, we might not think too much of a wife disagreeing with her husband. In fact, we might get a little irritated at a husband who ordered his wife around. But lets look a little deeper at this situation. Despite the King and Queens relationship as husband and wife (thats another story), they were both in positions of leadership in the Kingdom. Positions of responsibility This means that in such a position, there is a responsibility for how your decisions, words and actions affect others. Sadly, it seems that many in positions of responsibility today have forgotten this principle and refuse to consider the accountability they have to those they serve. King Ahasueruss advisors addressed this very issue: Queen Vashti has wronged not and the people who are in every one of King Ahasueruss provinces. For the queens action will become public knowledge to all the women and cause them to despise their husbands (Esther 1:16-17) We cannot deny the actions of those in public positions affect the attitudes of the general public. Before we point all of our and political leaders, lets take a look around our own back door: in the position of parent, do you expect your children to do what you say and not what you do? In your work position, are you the kind of employee that you would hire if you were the boss? As a member of a group or organization, are you a contributing member or Know that your actions affect those around you, and that you have a responsibility to them to act in a way that encourages their right behavior instead of causing them to despise doing right. God allows us opportunities to serve others that come with blessings for ourselves. Lets be careful not to expect those on our part. 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 www.trentonchurchofchrist.com 5750 W CR-232 Bell, FL 352-463-1082 MIDWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY Bible Class ... 10 am Morning Worship ... 11 am Childrens Class/Singing .. 4:45 pm Evening Worship ... 5 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Class ... 7 pm 1st Wednesday night each month devoted to singing Connecting People to Christ 5509 West County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Worship......................................11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:00 PM (Chuck Scott Pastor) PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Bethel Baptist Church Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Prayer & Discipleship Wed. 7 p.m. Youth Praise & Worship Wed. 6:00 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 6:00 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Mary Alice Heath Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 Connecting, growing, and serving in love. www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com 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. Awake America 365 Awake America 365 is a team of Missionaries and Revivalists to the greatest nation on the planet The beginning with a youth revival on Friday, September 28th, at Lighthouse Word Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The AA365 Worship Team will start it off with Praise and Worship, and then they will stir up the hearts of the youth to reach their generation. Free pizza will be served. On Saturday, September 29th, Awake America 365 will be hosting Evangelism Training at Lighthouse, starting at 9 am with prayer and then training using simple techniques and tools to share your faith. There will be a time to go out and witness and then return to the church for lunch. On Sunday, September 30th, the Awake America 365 Team will be bringing a message of Renewal and Revival at the 10:30 am Service at Lighthouse Word Church. The church is located at 2350 493-1554 for more information. Students Recognized for Successes By Janet Bradley At the School Board Meeting on September 11, students were recog nized for accomplishments obtained during the 2017-2018 school year. Recognitions were given for students receiving a perfect score on the Flor ida Standards Assessment (FSA), End of Course Exams (EOC), and Florida Comprehensive Science Test. Students who had received honors in FFA, and the THS softball and base ball teams were also recognized for their accomplishments during 20172018. Students from Bell Elemen tary, Trenton Elementary, Bell High School, and Trenton High School were honored for receiving perfect scores on portions of the Spring 2018 Assessments. These assessments are state tests measuring a students indi vidual knowledge of state standards in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, Civics, and US History. Trenton Elementary students with perfect scores in math were Jac queline Franks, Joel Garcia-Gijon, Brook Hines, and Ainslee Welbers. Aaron Gartin and Riley Rittenhouse received a perfect score on the sci ence assessment, and Emalyn Just esen had a perfect score on the ELA assessment. Bell Elementary student Isabella Bryant scored a perfect score on the math assessment. Trenton High School students ac quiring perfect scores in ELA were Lin scored perfect in civics and math, and Isaiah Lanes perfect score was in US History. Bell High School had four students receiving perfect scores. Rollie McCormick made a perfect score on the US History as sessment while Katheryn Hughes and Patricia Tranthum earned perfect scores in civics, and Tatum Duthu scored perfect in math. Scoring a perfect score on these assessments is quite an accomplish ment. The parents and other guests attending the board meeting applaud ed these students with a standing ovation. The next group of students ac knowledged for their accomplish ments were FFA students from Bell and Trenton. Trenton Middle School FFA students recognized were Char lee Hines, Railee McKenzie, Briar Mitchell, and Gabe Mitchell who were on the Middle School Livestock Judging Team. Briar Mitchell was the high individual and was recog nized for the State Star Discovery Award. Members from the Trenton FFA Senior Chapter were given accolades for their many achievements. Justus Jones was honored for winning the Area 2 State Vice President. The following students were recognized for their many awards: Miranda Gartin Division 3 Social Systems category winner, Overall Division 3 Winner and National Finalist; Gracie Langford and Alizabeth Morehouse Division 4 Food Products and Procession category winner, Over all Division 4 winner, and National Finalists; Lauren Roberts Divi sion 5 Environmental and Natural Resources category winner, Overall Division 5 winner, National Finalist and Prepared Public Speaking. The Trenton Chapter is also a National 2 Star Chapter. Bell FFA members Caitlyn Anthony and Austin Bagby were commended for Division 6 Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems. The Trenton High School Girls Softball Team was recognized for be ing runners-up for the state champi onship. Members of that team were Josie NesSmith, Bryn Thomas, Grace Guthrie, Taniah Bowers, Zakyah Fra zier, Hallie Bryant, Zoey Gainey, Chrystal Cherry, Mallory Coates, Darian Ingram, Adrian Ingram, Lil lian Wilkerson, Ellie Sessler, Mary Grace Williams, Jenny Lynn Johnson, and Shaylyn Parrish. The 2018 Tren ton High School Boys Baseball team was acknowledged for being in the matchup. Members of this team were Max Wawers, Chase Malloy, Daniel Plank, Trey Sanchez, Jayce Gen try, Jacob Guthrie, Landon Parrish, Carson Jones, Trent Becker, Wyatt Lovelace, Blake Hall, Landon Ken nedy, Zak Russo, Wyatt Langford, Justus Jones, and Zack Hardee. The students recognized at the School Board Meeting have diligent ly put time and effort into achieving these accomplishments. The Gil christ County Community is proud of how these students continue to show their talents locally and in the state and nation. Trenton High School Girls Softball Team was recognized for being runners-up for the state champion ship. Trenton and Bell FFA members had a very good year. pionship. County students with perfect scores. Autumn, the years last, loveliest smile. William Cullen Bryant

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Page Five GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The City of Trenton has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last year's property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy..$117,525 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment charges...($1515) C. Actual property tax levy.$116,010 This years proposed tax levy...$134,033 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the TRENTON COMMUNITY CENTER 214 SE 3rd Avenue TRENTON, FL 32693 A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. CITY OF TRENTON BUDGET SUMMARY FY 2018-2019 General Fund Proposed Millage 2.2500 Mills General Fund Revenue Ad Valorem Taxes $134,033.00 Other Tax Revenue $429,058.00 Licenses $10,400.00 Intergovernmental $121,920.90 Service Fees $110,000.00 Grants $Fines $2,200.00 Miscellaneous $16,650.00 Earmarked $261,500.00 Total Revenue $1,085,761.90 General Fund Expenditures Commission $68,160.50 Finance/Administration $242,160.93 Legal Counsel $28,300.00 Non-Departmental $47,100.00 Public Safety $187,951.60 Fire $110,974.00 Health Services $22,500.00 Cemetery Maintenance $500.00 Public Works $347,552.97 Recreation $7,800.00 Interfund Transfer $22,761.90 Total Expenditures $1,085,761.90 Fund Balance/Reserves $Water Sewer Fund Revenue Total Operating Revenue $1,257,522.00 Total Revenue $1,257,522.00 Water Sewer Fund Expenditures Non-Departmental $439,154.24 Water Operating Expense $402,735.14 Waste Water Operating Expense $415,632.62 Total Expenditures $1,257,522.00 Fund Balance/Reserves $Community Redevelopment Fund Revenue Total Revenue $433,450.00 Community Redevelopment Fund Expenditures Total Expenditures $433,450.00 Total in Fund Balance/Reserves and Expenditures $433,450.00 The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in City Hall located at 114 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida. Publish: September 20, 2018 Sign Up Time for Gilchrist County Cub Scouts Pack 406 Gilchrist County Cub Scouts Pack 406 is accepting girls this year to the program. We have already signed up eight girls to our unit. This will be excited to be able to offer this great program to them. Boys and girls who please call Christine Medina at 352538-7419 to sign up. Cub Scout Pack 406 is sponsored Legion Post 91 here in Gilchrist County. Bulldogs Miracle Whip Mayo to take control of district By Matthew Harrell Bell volleyball won seven games in six days last week, including six sweeps, to improve to 13-2 on the season and take full control of Dis trict 7-1A. The Bulldogs opened the week by non-sweep of the week, the Bulldogs defeated the Indians, 25-13, 25-19, 24-26, 25-13. Three Bulldogs had double-digit kills in the match. Jillian Cassube led the team with 20, Juliana Whiting had 11 and Taria Liles tallied 10. Jenna Holley led the team defensively with 22 digs. Kylee Barry had a doubledouble with 48 assists and 15 digs. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs traveled to Mayo to face the three-time-de fending district champions, Lafay ette. The Bulldogs swept the Hornets, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20. Jillian Cassube had 20 kills and Jill Morgan added 10. Jenna Holley led the team in digs with 18. Morgan followed close behind with 17. Kylee Barry had 37 assists. The Bulldogs played their last non-tournament game of the week on Thursday, hosting Bronson. The Bulldogs pulled off another sweep, defeating the Eagles, 25-12, 25-12, 25-16. Jill Morgan led the team with 14 kills. Jillian Cassube had 13. Jen na Holley led the team with 11 digs. Kylee Barry had 36 assists. Over the weekend, the Bulldogs swept the LBI tournament, never losing a set in their eight games en route to the LBI championship. They defeated Crescent City, Trenton, Wil liston and Lafayette to take home the title. The Bulldogs enter this week with a record of 13-2 and 4-0 in district play. They have three games this week, hosting Jefferson County on Mon day, then Eastside on Tuesday before traveling to Lake City to take on Co lumbia on Thursday. Bulldogs shut out by Hawthorne By Matthew Harrell The Bulldogs were shut out for the third time this season, losing to Haw thorne, 60-0, Friday night in Haw thorne. Conversely, it was the third time the Hornets defense has pitched a shutout this season. The Bulldogs had their work cut out for them, going on the road to face the No. 7 team in Class 1A. The Hornets entered the game averaging 4.75 points per game. 27 more points in the second to take a 48-0 lead into the lockers at half time. Hawthorne scored six points in Bulldogs. The Bulldogs turned the ball over three times, once via interception and twice by way of fumbles. Hawthorne racked up 432 yards of offense on The Bulldogs have a bye week this week before facing P.K. Yonge for homecoming next week. The Blue Wave are 3-1 on the season and de feated Bronson, 76-0, last week. They host Seven Rivers Christian this week. AmVets Post 422 AMVETS Riders Chapter 422 and AMVETS Post 422 are holding a on October 13th. This is a little 3 year old with clear cell carcinoma. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15.00 per rider and $5.00 per passenger. This Poker Run includes 2 wheel, 3 wheel, or 4 wheel vehicles. Dinner included with entry fee is pulled pork or grilled chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and dessert. For non-riders, you can purchase a dinner for $8.00. There will be prizes for the best and and 50/50 tickets are available at registration and completion of Ride. Music will be provided by Ole Skool band. For more information call Lee Lane at 352-542-2470 or 352-210-1816.

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Page Six THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Obituaries Mr. John Thomas J.T Beck John Thomas J.T. Beck, a lifelong resident of Trenton, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. He was 95 years old. He was born in Trenton on August 29, 1923 to Joshua and Sarah Beck. He proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of Wayfair Primitive Baptist Church and the United Association of Union 234 of Jacksonville. Mr. Beck is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 75 years, Dorothy Beck who passed away on August 20, 2018; his son, Wesley Beck; his grandson, Tony Allen; his brothers, J.L. and Eugene and his sisters, Irene, Eunice and Martha Jane. He is survived by his daughters, Thelma Carlene (Oliver) Munn of Ocala; his son, Chesley Bubba (Alene) Beck of Trenton; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-grandchild. Funeral Services for Mr. Beck were held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Thornton, Brother Albert Altman and Brother C. Ralph Cobb friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton. _____________________ Mrs. Frances Catherine Colson Frances Catherine Colson, age 78, of Bell, passed away at E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born on May 16, 1940 to Rube William and Cletus Lorrane Geiger in of Gilchrist County. She was a wife and mother and worked in Road Construction. She was also a member of Hardeetown Baptist Church in Mrs. Colson is preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild and her sister, Wilma Jean Forehand. She is survived by her husband, Jerry A. Colson of Bell; her sons, Samuel Glen Colson and Jerry Allen Colson, both of Trenton; her sister, Violet Lester of great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-grandchild. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home. ____________ Mr. Dalton Eugene Howell Dalton Eugene Howell, 83, of Cross City passed away September 11, 2018. Mr. Howell was born May 31, 1935 to the late James and Lula Howell in Andalusia, Alabama, but had lived in the Cross City area since 1980, after moving here from Alabama. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Corrections Institution. Mr. Howell was of the Baptist Faith and was a huge Gator fan. Mr. Howell is survived by his wife of 31 years Linda Howell, a son David Rhodes, a daughter Susan Nettles (Wendell), eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. Funeral services for Mr. Howell were held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel. Interment followed at the Cross City Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 8 PM. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com. _____________________ Mr. Harold King Mikell Harold King Mikell, 92, died on September 15, 2018 at the Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee after He died as he lived: peacefully, surrounded by family and friends who loved and respected him. Harold was born to King M. and Ollie Estelle Mikell in Trenton. After graduating from high school, he served his country as a radio operator and tail gunner for the United States Naval Corp in World War II. He returned home after the war to court Juanita Beauchamp, the love of his life, and to study forestry at the University of Florida. In 1950, he married one and graduated from the other, beginning a lifelong devotion to both. Harolds passion for forestry led him to a career with the Florida Forest Service immediately after graduation. Forty-two years later, he ultimately retired as its director, having been responsible for the pine trees and the implementation of controlled burning practices that were later mimicked across the country. His work has been recognized with a variety of prestigious awards, including induction into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame, the Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame, the National Bronze Smokey Bear Award, the Florida Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award and multiple alumni awards from his beloved University of Florida. After retirement, Harold and Juanita planned to return to Trenton to a quiet life working on their Tree Farm. However, Harold was never one to turn away from a call to service. A visit to his congressman, Rep. Pete Peterson, to discuss legislative issues concerning forestry led to his agreeing to work with the newly liaison to the agricultural community. He retired from that position 17 years Rep. Petersons successor, Rep. Allen Boyd. Harolds passion for forestry and agriculture burned brightly throughout his life, but it was a pale glow compared to his passion for his family. He was a loving and devoted husband to Juanita for 63 beautiful years who passed away in 2013; an affectionate and supportive father to their daughter, Patti; and a beloved and adoring grandfather to Annie and Lacey. Harold leaves behind a legacy of continuing excellence and inspired leadership. For many, he was a mentor and a friend; for even more, he was the best possible example of a life well lived. He was a loyal member of the Timberlane Church of Christ and a walking testament to the faith he professed. A visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Watson Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M at Trenton Cemetery, celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the Timberlane Church of Christ in Tallahassee. For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com the charity of your choice. _____________________ Mrs. Patricia McDavid Morris Patricia McDavid Morris, 73, of Jacksonville passed away September 13, 2018. Mrs. Morris was born May 29, 1945 in Gainesville, but had lived in the Jacksonville area for over 28 years after moving there from Pittsburgh, PA. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed reading and tending to her was a loving wife to Jim her best friend and spouse of 41 years, and a devoted mother to Amy and Jaimie. She is truly loved and missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband James Jim Morris, her daughters Amy Ceperley (Drew) of Hastings, NE and Jaimie Morris of St. Petersburg, her mother Marguerite McDavid of Bronson, her brother Rick McDavid of Pensacola, her sisters Carolyn Holder of Bronson, Mary Boals, of Hawthorne, and Libby McDavid of Bronson, her grandchildren Alex and Jay Ceperley, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father Frank McDavid and her brother Steve McDavid. Funeral Services for Mrs. Morris will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Bronson in Bronson, with Rev. Jeff Buchanan at Pine Grove Cemetery outside of Trenton. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted, but memorial donation may be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care in Jacksonville. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding City. Please sign the online guestbook at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com. ____________________ Mrs. Betty Lou Ramey Betty Lou Ramey was born on November 17, 1944 and went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2018 in her home in Bell. She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Ramey and Debra Ramey, three grandchildren Melissa Lampman, Christine Page, and Robert Lampman and several great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Jordan of Bell, Shirley Moolhuysen of Mayo, Joyce Best of Lebon, Tennessee and one brother Morgan Browning of Jacksonville. She is preceded in death by her mother, father and four brothers. She was an active member of New Hope Family Church in Bell, The Gilchrist County Womens Club and an executive member of the Republican Party. Betty loved to serve Gilchrist County and did so with many volunteer positions. Betty Ramey loved the Lord and was a faithful servant. Services will be held at New Hope Family Church Saturday, September 22, 2018. The viewing will be at 10:00 a.m. with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. _____________________ Mr. Dekle Brannin Vickers Mr. Dekle Brannin Vickers, 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 in E.T. York Care Center. He was the son of James and Edith Vickers of Trenton and was born on May 26, 1954 in Gainesville. He graduated from Trenton High School, Lake City Community College, the University of West Florida and received his masters degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dekle loved his family, especially his granddaughter, the Seminoles, his three pugs and there was always a special place in his life for his students. After beginning his educational career at Bell High School, he spent the majority of his career in Alachua County at GHS, A. Quinn Jones, Fort Clark Middle School and Howard Bishop Middle School. He was one of the early educators who led the way in developing technology programs for middle school students. Howard Bishops program was the Academy of Technology and Gifted Studies and was selected by NASA to be one of its Explorer Schools Programs. It was recognized as one of 50 in the nation to participate in this program. As the years passed and times changed he adapted to the new technology, where his students were taught the skills that helped them in the workplace. He loved sharing this knowledge with them. At his retirement party in 2016, after 40 years of teaching, he was awarded the W. Travis Lofton Award for outstanding service to Career and Technical Education in Alachua County Public Schools. Survivors include his wife Margaret (Peggy) Jean Blood Vickers, his sons Brannin Vickers and Jason Vickers and granddaughter, Callie Nicole Vickers all of Gainesville. He and Peggy had recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary. He is survived by two brothers, Buddy Vickers (Carolyn) and John Vickers of Trenton, and two sisters, Wihlena Wilson and Naomi Allen nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea, 823 NW 143rd St. Interment followed in Trenton Cemetery. In lieu of to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at www. williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. Mr. James Red Wilkerson, Sr. James Red Wilkerson, Sr. was 73 years old when he passed away on August 30th at North Florida Reginal Medical Center in Gainesville. He has been a Trenton resident for most of his life. He was born in Lakeland where some of his family still resides. He was born on May 1st, 1945 to Lessie Staggers-Wilkerson and Lonnie Wilkerson. He was life between owning and operating Wilkerson Land Clearing business, raising and selling hogs, to farming. he would always try to be there when you needed a lending hand. He was preceded in death by his brothers Clark Wilkerson and John Henery Wilkerson and his sisters Oveida Wilkerson Rose, Juanita Wilkerson-Bowman, and Brenda Wilkerson-Winegard. He is survived by his other brothers; Lonnie Ray Wilkerson and Sammy Wilkerson and sisters; Annie Laura Wilkerson-Cardwell, Marie Wilkerson-Ellis, and Nancy Wilkerson-Kovats. He had two children, James Wilkerson, Jr. and Wanda Wilkerson. He had four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He also had seven nieces and six nephews. A memorial service will be held at Church of God in Cross City on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. by Pastor Joe Brooks. _____________________ 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 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 PREVIOUS OBITUARIES can be found online. Visit our website at gilchristcountyjournal.net

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Page Seven GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Land Transactions ARREST REPORT 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 _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.:21-2018-CA-000063 SOUTHERN FOREST GROVE, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN WILCOX, if married, if alive and if dead, her respective, known and unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under and against the hereinabove individually, Defendant. _________________________/ TO: Susan Wilcox 4311 3rd Street SW Lehigh Acres, FL 33976-2108 Susan Wilcox 8591 SE 74th Ct Trenton, FL 32693 NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title as to the following described lands located in Gilchrist County, Florida: See Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereto by reference. Together with that certain 2000 Merit mobile home ID#FLHML3Y148522178 and TITLE #79975796 Tax Parcel Number: 14101600000001-0026. required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before the Clerk of Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on 13th Sept., 2018 By: S. King Deputy Clerk (CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) EXHIBIT A W 5 AC OF COM AT NW/C OF NE/4 OF SW 1/4 OF 14-10-16 FOR POR THENE RUN ALG N LN OF NE/4 OF SW/4 N 89 DEG E 926.43 FT TO POB THENCE CONT N 89 DEG E 381.02 FT TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING NW/C OF NW/4 OF SE/4 OF SAID SEC 14 THENCE RUN ALG N LN OF NW/4 OF SE/4 N 88 DEG E 479.62 FT TO A CONCRETE MONU MENT MARKED #4114 THENCE RUN S 664.20 FT THENCE RUN S 89 DEG W 830.02 FT THENCE RUN N 666.03 FT TO POB 63/139 71/506 86/503 95/220 101/637 103/57 107-118 111-180 161-556 UTIL EASEMENT 180/388 236/83 276/79 288/370 289/99 291/475 2000/4007 2001/3820 2001/3821 2008/5575 2009/5310 Publish 09/20, 09/27, 10/4 and 10/11b _________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet in Regular Session on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 5:30 pm or soon thereafter as possible, in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Scheduled Guests 1. Wilton Jenkins D. Unscheduled Guests E. Consent Items 1. Minutes Regular Commission Meeting, September 10, 2018 F. Discussion Items G. Action Items 1. Ordinance 2018-04 Garbage Rate FY 18-19; 2nd Reading 2. Ordinance 2018-05 Water/ Sewer Fees FY 18-19; 2nd Reading H. City Attorney Report I. City Manager Report J. Board Member Requests K. Public Comments L. Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact 352463-4000 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800-955-8771. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Legal Notices Lyle Wilkerson City Manager PUBLISH: September 20, 2018b _____________________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON FINAL BUDGET HEARING The Trenton City Commissioners will meet on Monday, September 24, 2018, beginning at 5:30 pm, in the Trenton Community Center located at 214 SE 3rd Avenue, Trenton, Florida. Items included on the agenda are as follows: A. Call to Order B. Adoption of Agenda C. Action Items 1. Resolution 2018-18, Final Millage Rate for FY 2018/2019 2. Resolution 2018-19, Final Budget for FY 2018/2019 D. Public Comment Adjourn Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact 352463-4000 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service 800-955-8771. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Lyle Wilkerson City Manager PUBLISH: September 20, 2018b _________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Resolution, which title herein appears, will be considered by the Town Council of the Town Bell, Florida, at a public hearing at the regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018, scheduled for 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the Bell Town Hall at 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida. On the date, interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-06 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA, DECLARING LOT TWO (2), BRIARWOOD, A SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE SURPLUS PROPERTY, AND FURTHER AGREEING TO RECONVEY SAID LOT TO ARTHUR F. HAGAN AND MARY L. HAGAN, TRUSTEES OF THE HAGAN TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JULY 3, 2003; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Bell Town Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should provide written notice to Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town of Bell Town Manager, 3240 West Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida 32619, Telephone No. (352) 463-6288, at least 48 hours prior to said meeting. Dan Cavanah Town Manager Publish September 20, 2018b ______________________ FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Directors (the Board) of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a public body corporate and politic (the Agency), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sections 163.08(2), (3) and (4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of every county in Florida, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agencys statewide construct or pay for energy conservation energy improvements and wind resistance improvements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the Qualifying Improvements). By law and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Agency for Improvement. The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners who determine Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized by law to fund and required to annually collect repayment by non-ad valorem assessments. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 163, Maitland, Florida 32751, email: gov@counterpointees. com. All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to the Board at the above address. Written comments should be received by the Agency on or before October 29, 2018. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 226-0422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. By Order of the Board of Directors of Florida PACE Funding Agency on August 14, 2018. Publish: September 20 October 11 ______________ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, under the provision of Section 90-267, Florida Statutes 1990, will register with the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, P. O. Box 1300, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300, upon name, to wit: TRENTON FFA ALUMNI AND SUPPORTERS Organization at P. O. Box 1554 Trenton, Florida 32693 Underwhich we are engaged in business in Gilchrist County, Florida. That the parties interested in said business are: Austin Polk P. O. Box 1554 Trenton, Fl 32693 Publish September 20, 2018b ____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY IN RE: Estate of 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. 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!" HELEN M. BLAIR, CASE NO. 21-2018-CP-000025 Deceased. _______________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN M. BLAIR, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2018, is pending in Case Number 21-2018-CP000025 in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is September 20, 2018. WERSHOW and SCHNEIDER, P.A. /s/ Jonathan F. Wershow, Esquire 204 SE First Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 378-2541 Florida Bar No. 0144630 Attorney for Personal Representative eService for court documents: /s/ Nancy A. Poucher NANCY A. POUCHER Personal Representative 7929 SW County Road 344 Bell, Florida 32619 Published September 20 and 27, 2018b. ________________ LEGAL NOTICE GILCHRIST COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: October 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Suwannee River Economic Council Senior Center located at 1439 SW CR 307A in Trenton, Florida DIAL IN NUMBER: Toll free 888.670.3525 Conference Code 6025675116 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct the regular business of the Gilchrist County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 326531603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued Publish September 20, 2018b ______________________ September 3, 2018 DeJuan Trevell Jenkins, 25, of Alachua, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department for Operating While Drivers Licenses Suspended/Cancelled/Revoked, 2nd Conviction; ROR. September 4, 2018 J. Mark Alan Hilliard, 29, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department for Battery, 2nd or Subsequent Offense; Bond $20,000.00. Vincent Alfonso Norris, 39, of Trenton, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, Convicted Felon Registration. Colton Wayne Smith, 22, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department for Aggravated Battery by a Person Using a Deadly Weapon, $250,000.00 bond; Possession of Marijuana Not More Than 20 Grams, $5,000.00; Total Bond $255,000.00. Shana Erin Wilkerson, 35, of Trenton, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, Convicted Felon Registration. September 5, 2018 Dalton Jackson Alexander, 20, of Hilliard, was arrested by the Gilchrist Appear X2, Total Bond $20,000.00. Cody Bryce Voitle, 22, of Gainesville, was arrested by the for an Out of County Warrant, Bond $1,500.00. J. Bryan Maverick Williams, 23 of Gainesville, was arrested by the Probation Violation X2, No Bond. September 6, 2018 Richard Lamar Edwards, 53, of Trenton, was arrested by the Gilchrist Violation, ROR. Margaret Malone, 53, of White Springs, was arrested by the Gilchrist County Warrant, $5,000.00 Bond. September 7, 2018 Kathleen Dawn Luce, 37, of Fanning Springs, was arrested by for an Out of County Warrant, No Bond. Wayne Denver Bailey, 41, of Trenton, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, Convicted Felon Registration. September 8, 2018 Briana Joy McDaniel, 26, of Trenton, was arrested by the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License, ROR. DIXIE COUNTY ARREST REPORT September 5, 2018 Patrice Marie Baker, 35, of Archer, was arrested by the Dixie County for Misdemeanor Offense, Bond $2,500.00. Gilchrist County Land Transactions Gilchrist County, Todd Newton Clerk of Court, Alumni Partners II LLC to Johnny Johnson, Warranty Deed, $3,646.50, 16-TD-0037, Lots 9 and 10 Block 11, Wade and Bell Addition. Scott Welty to James Vashon, Warranty Deed, $262,500.00, Lots 44 and 45 Silver Ridge. Frank W. Cunningham and Paula T. Cunningham to Ronald K. Rousselle, Warranty Deed, $402,000.00. 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Classifieds Classified Ads $5.50 Minimum for 20 Words. 10 cents each additional word. GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Yard Sale SATURDAY, SEPT. 22: 8 am 2 pm, at the Trenton Train Depot. 1tb, 9-20 ----------------------------------------------BIG SALE: Come join us at 220 NE 4th Ave. Trenton. September 22, 9am-4pm, rain ot shine inside and outside. Large selection of cheap, new and used clothes, dishes, futon, and DVDs and more. 1tb,9-20 ----------------------------------------------Free To Good Home FARM SOLD, NEED GOOD HOME WITH SHELTER: Concrete for summer, hay for winter. Selection of 20 Varying dispositions. SR-47 and CR-232, Trenton. Please call 352-472-3634. 1tp,9-20 ----------------------------------------------Boat For Sale -14 Stumpknocker trailer. Call John @ 352-463-6215 after 6 Hay HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net wrapped, weed free. Coastal tfnb,7-18 ----------------------------------------------Pre-School Kids World Preschool Ages-2-12, VPK, Preschool & Afterschool. Openings available Great rates 352-463-3555. tfnb, 1-30 ----------------------------------------------Travel Opportunity SENIOR ADULT TRAVEL, INC. Israel 2019, New Orleans, Branson, Scotland 2019, Maine, and Lands of the Bible Cruise 2019. Faith based tour hosting, serving the North Florida area. www. senioradulttravel.com 352-727-2268. tfnb,8-9 ----------------------------------------------Services The Humane Society of Gilchrist County, Inc. has SPAY/NEUTER vouchers available. up at the Trenton Library September 28 cards accepted. Call Cindy 352-463-7364 for prices. tfnb,1-4 ----------------------------------------------Services Appliance Repair: Old Fashioned 352-284-4148. tfnb,8-21 ----------------------------------------------A/C REPAIRS: Fast, friendly, reliable service. Repairs and replacements. Call All 1028 or 493-4888 anytime. Mastercard & Visa accepted. Lic#CA0057426. tfnb,12-19 ----------------------------------------------DIXIE MONUMENTS 1471 NE 512 Avenue, Old Town, FL Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1. Available after hours Tri County Area 26 years. 352-542-3432 or mobile 352-210-2629. WWW.DIXIEMONUMENT.COM 52tp,-1-25 ----------------------------------------------ELECTRICAL WORK: all electrical needs call All Seasons @ 493-4888 or 1-800-542-1028. License number # EC13001855. tfnb,1-10 ----------------------------------------------JERRY WILKS FILL DIRT SERVICE: Fill dirt, driveways, topsoil, demolition, tfnb,5-28 ----------------------------------------------Elder Care LOOKING FOR WORK: cleaning. Call Linda 352-283-4050, or 352-472-1483. 2tp,9-13-9-20 ----------------------------------------------Training Ayers Health and Rehab is providing a free 3 week C.N.A. class. Only interested applicants need apply. Hours of class from 4pm to 9pm. Job offer upon completion of class. Please apply at Ayers Health and Rehab, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. DFWP EOE tfnb,8-30 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 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. "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida FLORIDA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANIES BEN COLSON Agent AUTO LIFE HOME Office: 352-463-2298 Fax: 352-463-3877 Claims: 1-866-275-7322 306 West Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 ben.colson@ffbic.com 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 Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing psnorthfla@bellsouth.net CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing Help Wanted Akins BBQ is now taking applications for a LINE COOK This requires Marc or call 352-318-9215 to set up an interview. tfnb,9-6 ----------------------------------------------Ayers Health and Rehab Center is looking for a C.N.A./Central Supply Clerk. the remaining time is devoted to direct resident care. Please apply at: Ayers Health and Rehab, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. DFWP EOE. tfnb,8-30 ----------------------------------------------Ayers Health and Rehab is looking to person at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7 Street Trenton or Florida Crown tfnb,8-16 ----------------------------------------------Trenton Farm Equipment is for a full-time farm equipment mechanic. Hours are Mon. Fri. 8 am to 5 pm. immediately. tfnb, 7-26 Help Wanted CONTRACTOR SALESPERSON NEEDED AT GILCHRIST BUILDING SUPPLY. ambitious person with building material Jeff at 352-463-2738 or send resume to gbsjmh@gmail.com. tfnb,7-19 ----------------------------------------------AYERS HEALTH AND REHAB IS LOOKING FOR A P/T COOK WITH EXPERIENCE. These positions will attitude? Then come join our team. Apply in person at Ayers Health and Rehab, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP tfnb,5-17 ----------------------------------------------Wanted F/T C.N.A.s Must be attitude for our 7-3 and 3-11 shifts. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7th Street, Trenton FL EOE DFWP tfnb,3-15 ----------------------------------------------Help Wanted WANTED P/T DIETARY PARTNER: attitude and willing to be trained. Apply at Ayers Health and Rehab Center, 606 NE 7 Street, Trenton FL. EOE DFWP. tfnb,3-1 ----------------------------------------------TRUCK DRIVER: OTR, Southeast minimum 2 years driving, apply in person at 544 NE Lancaster Street, Trenton, FL 32693. 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. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck Gilchrist County Journal Printing Advertising Vinyl Letters Banners Signs 463-7135 Need A Sign? Call Gilchrist County Journal 352-463-7135

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GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Nine THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Town of Bell, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy $50,979.00 B. Less tax reductions due to Value $0.00 Adjustment Board and other assessment changes C. Actual property tax levy $50,979.00 This years proposed tax levy $52,483.00 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. at Meeting Place: Bell Town Hall 3240 West Railroad Lane Bell, Florida 32619 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 www.aaabudgettreeservice.com SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Trenton FFA members started the school year off with a bang last week. The Red, White and Blue Corduroy event was held on Tuesday, Septem ber 11. Part of the program included that rushed into the World Trade Cen ters during the terrorist attacks. Students enjoyed a night of games, fun, food and students participated in a patriotic dress up contest for mid dle school, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12. First place winners received a paid registration to an overnight leadership conference sponsored by the Trenton FFA Alumni and Sup porters organization. Second place winners received a Mossy Oak cup with the Trenton FFA Brand on it and third place received a portable phone charger with the Trenton FFA Brand. These prizes were given by the FFA chapter. During the program Justus Jones recognized Trenton FFA Alumni for receiving the State Alumni Award. Trenton FFA has a new logo/brand all their own. Charlee Hines of Tren ton Middle FFA designed the brand. Charlie said she really enjoyed work ing on the design and was excited to see it used on several prizes that the chapter was giving away during the evening. Over 50 students and alumni were in attendance at the Red, White and Blue Corduroy event. Middle Patriotic Contest winners left to right, Braley Hines, Waylon Rodgers, and Maysie Brock. Grades 9-10 Patriotic Contest winners, left to right, Savannah Mc Coy, Charlee Hines, and Cheyenne Wallen. Charlee Hines shown holding an insulated cup with the brand she designed for Trenton FFA. Grades 11-12 Patriotic Contest winners, left to right, Austin Polk Trenton FFA Alumni and Supporters President, Kylee Langford, Adam Smith, and Lauren Roberts. sponders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11. Branford defeats Trenton in football The Trenton Tigers were unable to slow the host Branford Bucs Fri day night, as the Tigers were defeated 40-6. The Tigers Jordan Fulmer was the Offensive Player of the Game as the sophomore rushed for 73 yards on 13 carries and 9 tackles on de fense. Trentons Cole Hafner was the Tigers Defensive Player of the Game had 8 tackles and a Tiger touchdown. Wyatt Lovelace, #3 was the Tigers Special Teams Player of the Game as he had 6 tackles and 5 punts for a 37-yard average, with the longest of 45 yards. The Tigers will be idle Friday night as they prepare for Home coming 2018 on Friday, September 28 hosting Bronson. Come out and join the Tiger fans as they celebrate Homecoming on Thursday and Fri day in Trenton. Go Tigers. Veterans Day Parade to be held in Trenton on Nov. 12 The annual Gilchrist County Vet erans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m. in Trenton. The parade will begin on US Hwy. 129 and CR 307A. The parade lineup will start at Trenton Elemen tary School bus area. Groups or individuals are encour aged to participate in the parade, please contact the Gilchrist County form. The parade forms must be re turned by October 31. For more information contact Vet at (352) 463-3188. The Veterans Ser Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Food and clothing distribution San Juan Mission Clothes Dis tribution program and food pantry is held on the third Friday of each month from 9:00 am to Noon. The next distribution is this Friday Sep tember 21. San Juan Mission is located at 304 Plant Ave SW, Branford, FL 32008. For more information call (386) 9352632

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