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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 83 No. 48 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Trenton, Florida 32693 Thursday, April 17, 2014 Price 50 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area (Gilchrist, Dixie & Levy Counties), $28.00 Other Areas Of Florida, $32.00 Out Of State April 17, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. ForVets, Inc. takes over management of Otter Springs By Carrie A. Mizell entered into a lease with ForVets, Inc. to take over management of Otter Springs Park on Tuesday, Apr. 8. organization, has since taken over day-to-day operations of the park, which will continue to be open to the public seven days a week. Dan Cavanah, representing ForVets, Inc., said the organization plans to make moderate improvements at Otter Springs Park, including putting facilities, as well as adding picnic tables and playground equipment. ForVets, Inc. will focus primarily on serving severely wounded veterans, through their Camp Valor Project. Soldiers returning from war will be provided with a transitional living and learning community with recovery facilities and support services to hopefully improve their rehabilitative outcome. Camp Valor Project will serve severely wounded men and women all Americans, Cavanah said. A all wounded veterans who proudly served in the United States Armed Forces protecting our freedom. According to Cavanah, ForVets will offer adaptive living accommodations, advanced education, specialized therapeutic services, workshop enterprises, vocational and employment services, recreational activities and lifestyle adjustments for veterans and their families. ForVets, Inc. intends to build a 95,000 sq. ft. resort style main lodge that will provide consolidated support and services that require residents to participate in Four Star Empowerment Programs: Education for the mind, Rehabilitation for the body, Enterprise for the spirit and Recreation for the soul. The two story main lodge will be constructed in keeping with the Florida Vernacular style and feature with an open lobby/visitor area, commercial kitchen and dining hall, library, recreation room with billiards and game area, basketball court, indoor swimming pool and spa, water features, arts and crafts center, snack bar and commissary, mail classrooms, medical assistance area elevators and stairwell access will accommodate 50 to 60 veterans in 640 sq. ft. ADA compliant one bedroom/one bath private suites with living room and kitchen. Cavanah said the organization would also like to build family cabins to accommodate veterans family members and visitors with long term and short term rentals. Camp Valor will also have a nondenominational chapel in the facility courtyard that will provide a central gathering sanctuary. ForVets entered into a 99 year lease with Gilchrist County to open Camp Valor to wounded veterans, and others in the area, like Trenton High Schools Lane Langford, who suffer with severe disabilities. The concept of ForVets was inspired by a young man, USMC Sgt. Michael Nicholson. Like most young men, he had his dreams mapped out and his goals set. On July 3, 2011 it seemed those childhood dreams were destroyed when Michael, while on patrol in Afghanistan lost most of his left arm and both legs from an improvised explosive device (IED). at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Dave As of April 8, ForVets, Inc. now manages Otter Springs Park. Pictured back row, left to right: Clerk of Court Todd Newton, County Attorney Duke Lang, and County Administrator Bobby Crosby. Front row, left to right: Dan Cavanah of ForVets, Inc. and County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. Continued to page 10 Here comes Peter Cottontail Destinee Brogdon, of Bell, enjoyed hunting Easter eggs on Saturday at Fanning Springs Fire Rescues annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event drew several hundred children to Fort Fanning. See additional pictures on page 6. Maxine Cummings, Ed Philman, Pat Chesborough, Lowell Chesborough, Charlie Smith, Jo Buckles, Hazel Bryant, and Imogene McLeod. Submitted In the early morning hours of April received a burglary and theft report at an Old Town convenience store. It was reported that during the theft, there were several items taken, including cigarettes and a large amount of lottery tickets. According to Major Scott Harden, a man attempted to cash in some of those tickets later that evening. Video was obtained from the convenience store. As of Monday the Dixie County identify the two individuals from the store video and are asking for help from throughout the tri-county area in identifying the male and female seen in the video. If you know who these individuals are, you are asked to call the Dixie department at (352) 498-1228 or (352) 498-1456. Burglary suspects sought HE is RISEN He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 Trenton couple injured in Sunday crash on SR 47 By John M. Ayers A Trenton couple was traveling south on SR 47 just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday when a 2013 Lexus GS350 failed to stop at the red caution light on CR 340 and hit their vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jesse R. Moore reported the Lexus being driven by Nirav Patel, 24, of Lake Wood Ranch, Florida slammed into the front left side of the 2004 Lincoln Navigator driven by Faye Hurst, 69, of Trenton. The impact occurred in the middle of the intersection and both vehicles traveled in a southwesterly direction off of SR 47. Billy Hurst, 68, of Trenton, was a passenger in the Navigator at the time of the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Hurst were reported to have been wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. They were transported to a Gainesville hospital in serious condition. Sunny Patel, 25, of Zephyrhills, Florida was a passenger in the Lexus and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Sunny Patel was treated for minor injuries. The driver, Nirav Patel, was reported to have not been wearing a seatbelt and he was also transported and treated for serious injuries. Another passenger, Jignesh Patel, 31, of Gainesville was reported to have sustained serious injuries in the crash as well. Extrication equipment was used to remove vehicle occupants in this accident. FHP reported charges are pending investigation. Damage to Faye and Billy Hursts vehicle was estimated at $8,900. Photo provided by Gilchrist County Fire Rescue. Pictured at left: Damage to the 2013 Lexus was estimated at $35,000. Photo provided by Gilchrist County Fire Rescue. Education Foundation hosts Fishing For Scholarships


Page Two THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 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 $22.00 A Year In Tri-County Area $28.00 All Other Areas In Florida $32 Out Of State CARRIE AYERS MIZELL ASSOCIATE EDITOR Cindy Jo Ayers, Mark Schuler, Donna Jones, Beverly Langford, and Chris Rogers 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 AND OWNER Community Events Dear Journal Subscriber, As an added convenience to you, the renewal date for your subscription has been printed alongside your address. You may renew your paper at any time during the year. If your paper is past due, you will receive a postcard bill in your mail. We just wanted to bring this to your attention to save on postage costs and to eliminate any chance of a subscription becoming delinquent. Thank you for your business. On April 26 at 9 a.m. Bell High School will host its third annual Run ning of the Bulldogs 5K Run and for Life and the American Cancer below. running-of-the-bulldogs-5k-run-andBulldog 5K is April 26 Tide Tables For The Week of 4/17 to 4/23 for the mouth of the Suwannee River Trenton Office 308 N. Main Street 463-7381 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Andrew Nguyen, M.D. General Practice Medicare, Medicaid, Medipass, Blue Options, Av-Med Approved APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED Weight-Loss Counseling Available Newberry Office 50 SW Main Street 472-2275 Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. SUWANNEE BELL ADULT RESIDENCE Presents: Downton Abbey Brunch DON YOUR BEST EDWARDIAN HAT & BE PREPARED TO ADORN IT! Come out to Suwannee Bell on the Suwannee River for our Monthly Brunch! This month we are having our Hat Extravaganza! Wear your favorite Hatbe prepared to decorate your hat! Details: $16 paid in advance or $18 at the door of Suwannee Bell on 4/26/14. RSVP: Requested to 352-493-9236. (Seating Limited) When: Saturday, April 26 @ 11AM (The last Saturday of every month) Where: Suwannee Bell Residence 282 SE 989th Street Fanning Springs, FL 32680 Directions to Pre-pay: Go to Eagle Park (directly across from Dakotah Winery on US 19). Pay at Dream Builders USA on the left side of the building. Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM or Online via Paypal. Join us for: Gifts, Raffles, & a Costume Contest. Questions call: Tammy 352-493-9236 Kristopher Wayne Lindsey and Jordan Suzanne Stalvey Miss Stalvey, Mr. Lindsey to wed Maternal grandparents are the late Joe and Laraine Fleming of High Baby Carter Ava Nicole Carter American Legion Post in Trenton is The proceeds from Bingo go to the The Legion Post is located on US us soon! Tuesday Night Bingo at the American Legion Post is open during the movie. Each oriented movie. Admission for the movie is free. The American for the dinner and snacks to help supplies for the veterans and children The Legion Post is located on US American Legion hosts Family Night The Character Council is sponsoring its annual Character with doors opening at 5 p.m. is asked to contribute a home made dessert for the auction. Please place dessert on a plate or in a container Character Celebration and lives of the members of the Dudley Farm hosts muster up to eight occupants. tons of vegetables and fruits!! Or Preserving some of that food for use taste and good nutrition and will also make memories for a lifetime. Join us for a canning update. All classes will cover both pressure canning for vegetables and boiling water canning for fruits. Sweet will also be discussed. This is for the Canning recommendations have changed during the past few Seating is limited and class will last change. Canning classes oered This months donations will Rescue has teamed up to help raise for Life. raise awareness about cancer related lodging free of charge for patients starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. and consists of participants walking around the track to honor people who and remember people who lost to the disease. VFD Pancake Breakfast p.m. The meeting will be held at the Trenton. and national seats and that we elect conservative candidates to these Since we have no Senate race Chambers. Gilchrist County Tea Party will meet April 22 The Branford Camera Club will meet at Cuzins Restaurant across p.m. for dinner before the meeting if Branford Camera Club to meet Spring Photo Critique. Here comes let one of the members listed below skills! The Branford Camera Club meets ranging from complete novice to requirement for membership is a keen Visit our Facebook page at Branford Camera Club.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 Socials By Cindy Jo Ayers Letter to the Editor Marriage applications led: Gilchrist County Emergency Management to hold the next free to the public CPR course on Saturday April 19 The Gilchrist County Emergency Management Department will offer its third free CPR class to the public on Saturday April 19th from 9:30am to 2pm at the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center located at 3250 N. US Hwy 129 in Bell. The course will have a strict limit of 30 students and will be on a first come first serve basis. Students may be of any age as long as they are able to understand the material and perform the hands on portion of the course. Students under the age of 18 will require guardian consent. Students that wish to obtain a two year CPR certification card may obtain one by passing a written test and paying a $5 card fee at the end of the course. Again, space is limited to the first 30 students that register and the class will require a minimum of 10 students. For more information or to reserve your seat contact the Gilchrist County Director of Emergency Management David Peaton at 386-935-5400, toll free at 1-866-751-1728, or email at Help save a life today. Youre Cordially Invited to a Downton Abbey Mystery Tea Florida Saturday, April 26, 2014 ~ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Suwannee Valley Shoppes Ice House 517 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida to benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program Reserve your seat by stopping by or calling the Suwannee Valley Shoppe 352-463-3842. $30 per person, cash or credit card. 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 Carl and Felice Swalla Mr. and Mrs. Swalla celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Carl and Felice Swalla are celebrat ing their 50th wedding anniversary this year on April 18. Carl was born in Des Moines, Iowa on September 14, 1943, Felice in Lomboc, California, on August 7, 1944. Carl grew up in Des Moines, Felice in Palmdale, California. They met when one of Carls friends sug gested that he come to California, because the work was plentiful, the colleges were practically free and all the girls were pretty. They met in a psychology class at Antelope Valley Junior College in Lancaster and were married 6 months later. Two years and two daughters later they were living in Long Beach, California, two blocks from the beach. Carl was working at Douglas Air craft as a mechanic and Felice be gan working in the photo lab the next year. Their careers and interests stayed in aerospace, Carl becom ing a Liasion Engineer and Felice a computer aided Design Drafter. This also made it possible for them to have jobs all over the U. S. in many of the aerospace and aircraft companies. They built their retirement home by themselves, starting in August of 1990, where they live now, in Tren ton, Florida. They love Gilchrist County but sometimes venture out to visit friends and relatives in other states. They stay busy by volunteering at the Senior Center (Suwannee River Economic Council Building), Ayers Health and Rehab and the local chap ter of AARP. Felice also teaches peo ple how to stay healthy while aging you drop by the house you will usu Mercedes Benz or the house and Fe is working on simultaneously. Wadie Wayne Spears, 31, and Brittany Ann Walchle, 28, both of Trenton. Dear Editor, Recently in the news, a store for crafts and materials to help people further all kinds of hobbies has been Lobby has been around and growing since August 3, 1972. Now, in 2014, they have 562 stores around the na tion. On their website, the CEO and founder, David Green, writes, We value our customers and employees and are committed to honor the Lord in all we do. David Green believes that it is by Gods grace that his corporation has grown and spread so much. These few statements set Hobby Lobby apart from most other stores and businesses already and now has put them under a microscope. Green has come forward and asked the Supreme Court if his corporation could be ex empt from the part of Obama Care that makes them responsible for cov ering and giving out contraceptives. The media, of course, got ahold of this information and blew it up way out of proportion. Many people are jumping on the band wagon of the secular world and attacking David Green about his request. The senior pastor, Amy Butler, at Calvary Baptist Church in Washing ton, D.C. claimed that Hobby Lobby should not be exempt. She claims this is a big business issue rather than a religious liberty issue. Does anyone see a problem with this? If not, let me point it out for you. Before I even talk about her false claim/opinion, she is a woman pastor. I dont know this churchs background or beliefs but if they are willing to skip over the part of the Bible about how women cannot lead men, then I assume they are also willing to skip over the part about con traception, abortion, or maybe even gay marriage. Because she is a pas tor, she is not in Gods will, so how can she expect Christians, or anyone else, to respect her opinion. Another person who shared an opinion about this case was Sister Simone Camp bell, a Catholic woman. She said, I prefer letting people act according to their consciences. Im sorry, is this Christianity or relativism? I know some people are surprised by such disdain towards Hobby Lob bys decision, but David Green, be ing a believer, expected this to come. Everyone who has ever picked up a Bible or been to church knows that God has said Christianity and believ ers will be persecuted. Green is not just a believer who is hiding his light (beliefs) from the world like other believers I have read about in this case, he is stepping out and standing up for what God says, who is the ulti mate authority. If Im not mistaken, another Chris tian business owner was just under play in their restaurants. Anyone re owner was attacked for the music they played, being closed on Sun days, only hiring Christian workers, against Christianity and Christian values all the time, why arent more for these companies and our values? Why arent we going to the Supreme including me, just lay down and for feit while unbelievers and relativists use a double standard to destroy re ligious freedom for Christians right before our eyes. When will Chris tians, of all denominations and race, wake up and stand on the platform of Christianity, which Jesus built for us? Its time to support corporations and support people like David Green and S. Truett Cathy and stop letting our religious freedom be robbed from us. Summer Rhodes Happy Birthday wishes to Jim Chaplain, James Durden, Linda Gore, Jennifer Karasek Geiger, Danielle Eason and Mindy Gay lord on April 17th; Percy Langford, JoAnn Faught, Zelda Mikell, Mike Edwards and Savannah Jones on April 18th; Jennifer Munn, Valerie Elmore and Autum Peth on April 19th; Clarice Fowler, Russell Mill er, Betty Sue Langford and Peggy Latner on April 20th; Charlie Hatch, Genee Hurlston and Jeannie Kelley on April 21st; Joe Gould, Maria Anderson and Kim Lee on April 22nd, Mark Lang, Joseph Thrash, Evan McQuiston, Stanley MacHenry, Jessica Mahoney, Tom my Philman and James Kitlen on April 23rd. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Valenzuela on April 17th; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Harrison on April 22nd. Easter, the greatest love story ever told. A story about the life of a sin less man whose only mission is to save the souls of many sinful men and women. -Anonymous We had a big ol egg hunt in our backyard on Monday afternoon for our grandchildren. John and I loved it! My mother, who is 85, came over and watched the children as well. Granny always makes any family event extra special. It was a simple little get together really, but not one that I will soon forget. Allie and Gus are 5 and almost 5, which makes them just the right age for egg hunt ing. Whitt, our 2-year-old grandson, with eggs and tried his best to keep up with the big kids. We started our afternoon fun right after Gus got out of school by dyeing eggs. I noticed in the stores how you can buy pre-dyed real eggs and of course there are lots of plastic eggs to buy, but please resist the urge. Take the time to dye eggs with your chil dren or grandchildren. Our crew had so much fun dyeing the eggs that I promised them next year I would buy twice as many eggs to boil and color. We were dyeing Easter eggs on the back porch Monday for the egg hunt and our pink dye tablet was rather weak. I remembered that someone had told me that you can dye eggs us ing regular Kool-Aid. So we sprin kled a pack of cherry Kool-Aid right into our pink dye water and it dyed the egg a really pretty color and was much quicker and darker than the dye tablet. Later I looked online for a recipe and found this one: 1 pack of KoolAid and 2/3 cup of lukewarm wa vors/colors you can have a full range of beautiful colors just by picking up several dime packs. Next year my grandchildren and I will be using Kool-Aid for all the egg dyeing. There were also recipes online for how to tie-dye eggs and how to use shaving cream and KoolAid to make cool designs on the eggs. Oh, my, the possibilities are endless. I thought a deviled egg recipe would be nice this week since we will all have a few extra boiled eggs handy. Deviled Eggs with Crisp Bacon 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled 4 slices of thin bacon, fried crisp and crumbled 1 tablespoon minced bread and butter or sweet pickles 1/2 teaspoon regular prepared mus tard 1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste Paprika to sprinkle on top of eggs Cut eggs in half and remove the yolks. Mash your eggs with fork into mustard, and mayonnaise. Starting with cup and adding more as need ed. Salt and pepper to taste. Fill the kle paprika over eggs, then top with crumbled bacon. Chill until time to serve. Makes 24 deviled eggs. Note: My grandmother always added about 1/2 teaspoon of sweet If you like a little heat, this recipe can be made leaving out the sweet pick les and adding minced seeded jalap eno peppers to taste. Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 POSTPONED DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAY POSTPONED DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAY


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land 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. 6:30 p.m. Awana Program Wed. 5:45 p.m. Pastor: Stephen Ahrens Music Minister: Rick Reed Youth Director: Aaron Bachle 352-463-2028 7070 S.W. CR-334A Trenton, FL 326 93 "Committed to living and sharing the message of God's love." (One Block Past Otter Springs Resort) Sunday School 10 am Sunday Morning Worship 11am Sunday Evening Worship 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm Pine Grove Baptist Church 16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693 352-463-2151 Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Worship Service ........................................................ 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Kids Konnection ......................................................... 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m. ~ Nursery provided for all services ~ Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children/Music Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Dont Miss our 2nd Annual Spring Bible Conference at Priscilla Baptist Church 5509 S.W. County Road 232 Bell, Florida April 27 April 30 Special Speakers for every Service!!! Sunday Morning 11 am ................ Bro. Rick Lawrence Sunday Evening 6 pm ................ Bro. David Jones Monday Evening 7 pm ........... Bro. Andy Cook Tuesday evening 7 pm .......... Bro. Robin Thomas Wednesday Evening 7 pm .... Bro. Ray Scott Special Music at every Service! For more information, call 463-1562. Come join us! Meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Sunday Services 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, breakfast @ 10am Service @ 10:30am. At River Cross Cowboy Church our purpose is to share Gods love with people who live or love the country, cowboy lifestyle. No walls, no pews. Just bring a chair if you have one, and come as you are! Go to for more information or visit us on Facebook. We meet at 4050 US Hwy 129, Trenton, FL 32619. YOUTH RANCH RODEO SERIES APRIL 19, MAY 10 Submitted The Trenton United Methodist Church will be holding two services the week of Easter to prepare for the joy of Easter Morning commemorating our Lords rise from the grave. On Thursday, Apr. 17 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a Maundy Thursday Service and on Friday, Apr. 18 the church will commemorate Christs Service at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Apr. 20, there will be an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. in front of Fellowship Hall, followed by a pancake and sausage breakfast, for a donation, prepared by the Methodist Men. At 8:00 a.m., the children will join in an Easter Egg Hunt followed by the church service held at 9:30 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. This will facilitate plans for those participating in a special Easter Dinner. Please come join the Trenton United Methodist Church as they resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Pastor Bro. Tony Barber Regular Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service April 20 7 a.m. Front Lawn Bell, FL Poll of the Week Go to to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) has helped or hindered your childs education? He is not here; he has risen! (John 24:6) Happy Easter!! This year brightly colored eggs, marshmallow chicks and chocolate bunnies, dont forget to consider the most beautiful gift of Easterthe empty tomb. Why is an empty tomb something to celebrate? Jesus death paid the debt for our sins, and then His resurrection overcame death. He said, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Jesus lives so the forgiveness that His death made possible. In contrast, a life focused on pleasing self leaves us empty, dry and searching. This emptiness will destroy our relationships as we use others to make us feel valuable. Emotionally, we become beggars The problem is that even those who love us most will become weary of and worth is tied to their opinion and their actions toward us, we will be in trouble and constantly in need. Without Christ, we are empty to enough, diet enough, drink enough, do enough drugs, spend enough, work enough, sleep enough, take enough medicine, etc. Enough is never is rooted in emptiness, marked by an Proverbs 27:7 says, He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet. Think on the truth of that verse; if we are empty and looking in all the wrong places to garbage will start looking good! But His love and forgiveness on a daily basis, no matter what tempting treat dangles in front of us, we are much more able to resist, like turning down a candy bar after a big steak dinnerIn contrast, the fullness that Christ brings into our life cannot be taken away from us, no matter what circumstances we are in or problems that arise. If we bring our cup before We have worth in Christ that is not measured by what we own, who we know, what we look like, or what we accomplish. We can rest, knowing that because the tomb is empty, our hearts can be full. Because of that do is ask, because every one of our hearts matter Easter at TUMC Submitted Ella McElroy creates the kind of paintings that people ask to buy, from a realistic hawk that looks like it could soar off the page to beautiful abstract works with a depth of color. What makes this remarkable? Ella is only 8 years old. She is the grand daughter of Lloyd and Jewel McEl North Carolina. Her latest work, Ellas Hawk, was selected from thousands of en tries as one of the ten best in her grade division in a contest sponsored by The painting previously won First Place in an alllotte Latin School in Charlotte. Another of Ellas paintings was displayed at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte when Ella was just 6. It was later selected for inclusion in an ists in Italy. Ella McElroy is shown with her latest painting, Ellas Hawk. 8-year-old Ella McElroy is an artist Ella loves the world of animals and is greatly inspired by it. She hopes to raise awareness and funds for wildlife conservation by painting endangered animal species that are on the brink ing, she loves horseback riding and currently competes in English style hunter/jumper categories as a mem ber of the South Charlotte Equine Circuit.) Ella has been interested in creating since she could hold a paint brush. When she turned two, her parents, Brenda and Mikell McElroy, pur chased an easel for her. She would sit in a tiny chair and paint every day. At worked with her current art teacher, Fran Kohlmeier, for two years. Ellas favorite media are pastels and acrylics. Friends, family, and even total strangers have asked to buy Ellas paintings. Last weeks poll question on the Gilchrist County Journals website prompted quite a few comments. They are as follows: When the lake has been accessible in the past, the privilege has been abused by ATVs racing at the edge of the water, destroying a fragile wetlands, and preventing birds from nesting. Perhaps the county and the Thompson group should donate the lake to the state for a properly supervised park. Alternatively, the county needs to leave the lake closed until the county is willing to monitor the activity there on a 24/7 basis. Pamela Chesebrough Morse ----Opening it to the public isnt so much the issue as why should the people that live in the area be responsible to clean and repair the trash and damage left by others who dont live here. If they dont clean it they have to look at it. If the people of the county use it then the county should be responsible to maintain it. So until it can be maintained I vote against it. Nanette J. Davis ----The county should maintain the parks or close them. The park should be closed to the public. Too much noise late at night, [people] leave their trash and tear up the equipment. Sharon Hatch Schwieterman ----I do not feel it should be opened as it is a trash pit now and will only get worse if opened... keep it closed. Linda Shepard ----Yes it should be open for the public. But it is sad that the public abused the equipment. How often should the public repair damage? Loretta Lyell ----I feel strongly that the park should be maintained. Broken concrete or removed. Water, electric, toilets, tables and benches restored, repaired and replaced. There are 2-3 foot drop offs in the lime rock boat ramp. There is a somewhat of a new fence underwater in the back of the lake. As I recall one or two people have been killed out here by such in past years. Also there are some railroad cross ties that go under water. The water has only been back for a month and airboats should not be allowed in a residential area. The public should at least repair it once. This is not the only county park not maintained. The other repairs I did also were free. If the county does not want to maintain the park, it should be returned to the D .L. Smith family, closed or donated to the home owners. Just saying.... Theron Buck Hudson ----Michael Langford, left, presents Alan Hitchcock with the 12 ga. Lane Langfords family thanks the hundreds of people that have as he works through rehab.


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five BELL ELEMENTARY 4/17 8:30am Kg Cap & Gown Pictures SWI @BES 3:00pm AR Afternoon @BES Library 3:00pm Chorus 4/18 Good Friday/NO SCHOOL 4/21-4/25 Volunteer Week 4/22-5/7 FCAT Testing BELL HIGH SCHOOL 4/17 Prom Promise @BHS 3:30pm USSA Basketball @BHS New Gym 7:00pm Varsity Softball Districts @Trenton 4/18 Good Friday/NO SCHOOL TBA Track Region Meet @Orlando, FL 7:00-11:00pm Prom @Gainesville Golf & Country 4/19 8:00am-8:00pm USSA Team @BHS Old Gym/New Gym 4/22-5/7 FCAT Testing 4/22 3:30pm USSA Basketball @BHS New Gym TRENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4/18 Good FridayNO SCHOOL 4/21-22 FCAT 5th grade only 4/22 3-6 Family AR Night 4/23 Kindergarten cap and gown pictures TRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL/TRENTON HIGH 4/18 Good FridayNo School THS Prom at Paramount Hotel Gainesville 4/21 6:00 High-Q banquet 4/22-25 V Baseball District Tournament at THS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Gilchrist County Superintendents Office 1-800-884-9131 Transportation Office 1-800-833-5702 RAY HODGE & SONS Give us a call. Ray Hodge, (352) 213-3370 Cell (352) 463-6230 Office LAND CLEARING INC. We would like to give you a bid on clearing your land. Large or small acreage or lots. Pine tops-stumps-trees and more. We also build fish ponds. VIDALIA Onions Jumbo Size 10 lb. bag ... $6.95 25 lb. bag ... $14.95 If you would like to order any onions, please call Gilchrist County Farm Bureau by May 1 Delivery to County Farm Bureau office will be May 19 23, 2014. Sale 352-463-2298 Sweet NOW AVAILABLE: AFFORDABLE MEDICAL PROGRAMS Call 1-800-942-2003 Today! FLIC PREMIER OPTIONS BENEFITS/PLANS DAILY ROOM INTENSIVE CARE SURGERY IN OR OUT PATIENT ANESTHESIA WELLNESS DOCTORS OFFICE (ILLNESS) EMERGENCY ROOM (INJURY) PRIVATE DUTY NURSING AD&D SPECIFIC INJURY PPO NETWORK/DISCOUNT RX CARD PRICE SILVER $1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 $500/day Up to 20 days per year $5,000 per Schedule Unlimited Procedures 25% of Surgical Benefit $200 Mammogram $50 Pap $25 4 visits per insured category $100 4 visits per insured category $100/day Up to 20 days per year X Up to $1,800 per Schedule Included Age 18-39 $60.78 40-59 $70.72 60-69 $107.74 BRONZE $1,100 d1,3,4,5, & 6 $600 d2 $100 d7-365 X X X X X $200 4 visits per insured category X X Up to $1,800 per Schedule X Age 18-39 $30.70 40-59 $36.23 60-69 $52.65 The Gilchrist County Solid Waste Department will be closed on GOOD FRIDAY. April 18, 2014. We will return to our regular schedule on Saturday, April 19, 2014. If you have any questions, please call 463-3185. & Gift Shop HOSA parliamentary procedure team members are pictured back row, left to right: Lauren Spencer, Jonny Robinson, Ricky Buchholz, and Ranie Butler. Front row, left to right: Taylor Rogers, Christine Rowe, and Penelope Sutliff. Submitted The Bell Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Parliamentary Procedure team competed at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The competition included a written test of knowledge regarding parliamentary procedures and a meeting demonstrating the teams parliamentary procedure skills. teams from schools of various sizes from across the state. Team members include Ricky Buchholz, Ranie Butler, Jonny Robinson, Taylor Rogers, Christine Rowe, Lauren Spencer, and Penelope Sutliff. The team will next compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando June 25. Bell HOSA team wins 2nd in state for parliamentary procedure By Brad Surrency The Bell High School Track team was extremely successful at the 2014 District 5-1A Track Meet, at Oak Hall High School, on Thursday, Apr. 10, with both the girls and boys teams placing third overall. On a very warm day the Bulldogs held their own against ten other teams in the district including Branford, Bronson, Cedar Key, Cornerstone Academy, Hawthorne, Oak Hall, P. K.Yonge, Seven Rivers Christian School, St. Francis Catholic School, and Trenton. It was a very long day, but the payoff was very satisfying, said boys head coach Brad Surrency. All year long we have tried to have an overall balance in our program with both boys and girls teams without focusing on just one or two strong areas. Several highlights in the Bulldogs performance were Jonothan White and 6 inches and the boys 4 x 800 meter relay team beating a Bell High School record, with a time of 9 minutes and 17.27 seconds. That team consisted of Jovani Arenas, Logan Cutts, Devin Townsend, and Johnny Zuniga. third place with 61 points, with track powerhouse Oak Hall coming in second. The Bell Boys team also Bulldog track teams place 3rd at Districts White 110 hurdles 18.72 seconds, Von Woodby 110 hurdles 19.19 hurdles 46.54 seconds, Boys 4 x 100 meter relay team Randy Oslager, Austin Ritchey, Justin Terry, Cole White 47.60 seconds, Boys 4 x 400 meter relay team Logan Cutts, Jacob Floyd, Randy Oslager, Dillon Reid meter relay team Jovani Arenas, Logan Cutts, Devin Townsend, Johnny Zuniga 9 minutes, 17.27 seconds (BHS School Record). Special thanks go to assistant coaches Jason Surrency, Brooke Hilliard, and Cody Darling for all of their time, energy, and help with getting the Bulldog track team to where they have gotten this season and to the parents, school staff and the Bell community for supporting and cheering on the Bulldog track team this year. On to regionals and hopefully even more success for Bulldog Track. Go Dawgs! Cornerstone Academy (Gainesville) just edging out the Bulldogs to take second place by 9.5 points. P. Both Coach Carnley (Bells girls coach) and I are very proud of these kids and the effort that they have all given during a lot of long afternoons of practice since February. They are a very talented group of athletes and just a great overall bunch of kids. We have gotten many compliments from people at other schools about how well behaved and respectful they are, Coach Surrency commented. It was a great team effort for both teams. Eighteen BHS track members will be going to First Academy High School in Orlando for the District 1-A Regional Track Meet on Wednesday, Apr. 16. They are: MacKenzie seconds, Ashton Mathews Discus feet 1 inch, Girls 4 x 100 meter relay team Samantha Lea, Tori Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, MacKenzie Raney 54.89 seconds, Girls 4 x 400 meter relay team Samantha Lea, Tori Lea, Marsha Ovwigho, Aida Valdes 4 minutes, 46 seconds, Logan Cutts 800 meter run 2 minutes, 9 seconds, By John M Ayers The Trenton Tigers played their last District 6 1A contest in regular Bronson Eagles. Trentons Kyle Wig gins pitched the 7-inning contest as he had 6 strikeouts and 1 walk and the defense allowed 6 hits, and 1 run to defeat the Eagles 7-1. Bronson jumped out to an early lead scoring 1 run in the top of the 1st inning. The Tigers quickly an swered as their bats rang out to score and 2 more runs in the 4th to take a 7-1 lead into the 5th inning. The Eagles Tyler Beauchamp hit 2 len base for the visiting Eagles. 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base and scored 1 RBI and scored 1 run. Stephen Smith hit 1 for 2 and scored 1 run. Hamp Cheevers and Haden Leggett both hit run. Jacquez Powell had 1 hit, 1 RBI and stole 1 base in this game. Kyle Wiggins had 1 RBI and Ozie Parrish regular season Tuesday night against Newberry. Trenton will host the District 6 1A baseball tournament beginning on Monday, April 22, 2014. Come out and support the Tigers, the defending Class 1A state champs. Trenton Tigers defeat Eagles 7-1 in District showdown Florida Peanut Producers Association to award scholarship Submitted The Florida Peanut Producers As sociation is pleased to announce the opening of their 2014 Scholarship Award Program, effective April 1, 2014. Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school se niors and/or college students. The ap plicant or someone in the applicants family must be an actively produc ing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA. It is the intent of the Scholarship Award Committee, however, that the award recipients at tend a Florida junior college or fouryear university. Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are an nounced. The remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of pass ing grades is submitted to the FPPA The Florida Peanut Producers As sociation is committed to helping fur ther the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our commitment, said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPPA. The FPPA welcomes all appli made by the committee and all ap will the scholarship winners, said Barton. For an application contact the call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the FPPA website The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2014. When news happens, call the Gilchrist County Journal Beach wins Gilchrists Got Talent Wyatt Beach, son of Jason and Stephanie Beach, won Gilchrists Got Talent on Friday night at Trenton High School. Hosted by the schools Tri-M Chapter, the event was a fundraiser for the Relay For Life. Congratulations Wyatt!


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six Shouldnt personal service mean you get to talk to a person? BEN COLSON Agent LARRY MERRITT Agent 352-463-2298 305 West Wade Street Trenton, FL 32693 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts STORE HOURS Monday Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed Come check out our new store layout and merchandise. SHOP LOCAL! Best Drugs 220 North Main Street Trenton, FL 32693-0790 Phone (352) 463-2240 Fax (352) 463-1645 Submitted On April 8, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved partnership for dispersed water storage and management with Anderson Land and Timber Company at the Otter Sink tract in Dixie County. This historic project agreement will result in rehydration of approximately 2,000 acres of wetlands, provide for 650 million gallons of water storage volume, and provide approximately 240 million gallons of natural aquifer recharge annually. Dispersed water effective restoration measure that typically consists of elements such and culverts to recreate more natural hydrology. The District will provide the construction materials and engineering assistance for the Otter Sink project, and the Anderson Land and Timber Company will undertake the construction, operation, and maintenance of the structures on their 12,000 acre Otter Sink tract. We are glad to be a partner with District Governing Board members and District Executive Director Ann Shortelle are pictured with Tim Childers, Joe Anderson III, and Doug Anderson, of Anderson Land and Timber Company. SRWMD Governing Board approves rst public-private partnership the District and are looking forward to implementing this important environmental restoration project, said Joe Anderson III, of Anderson Land and Timber Company. The District applauds Anderson Land and Timber Company for stepping up in partnership with the District to accomplish this environmental restoration project, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. We look forward to many more partnerships of this nature throughout the District. Dispersed water storage and management projects reverse old land drainage practices from decades ago. include rehydration of wetlands and other surface features with resulting habitat restoration, natural aquifer attenuation. To date, dispersed water storage projects sponsored by the District have been accomplished on public lands. The District looks partnerships to help accomplish our water supply and restoration goals throughout its 15 county area. Submitted Everything was steady all the way across the board on April 9, 2014 compared to last week. Florida As sociation of Livestock Markets had a good meeting with Commissioner Putnam this week in regard to the Animal ID Rule. There will be some minor changes in the current ID rule in forth coming months. The best ad vice I can give you is to get your tags from the state and start tagging all of your cattle over 18 months of age. The top slaughter bull this week was sold by George Allen at $128.00 to Central Beef. The top slaughter cow was sold by Lyn Mills at $107.00 to Brown Pack ing. The high price market cow was bought by DT Cattle Co. at $156.00 sold by Ivory Luke. The high price market bull was bought by C. Dewitt Hersey at $140.00 sold by J. D. Clark. The high price pair sold by Teresa Weeks at $1,440.00 bought by Sherod Keen and the high price yearling was sold by Bret Flora at $340.00 bought by Jeff Jordan. Be in the Know! The new Animal ID rule became effective February 19, 2014. A period of continued edu cation has been established to help everyone become familiar with the rule requirements. Please contact Tal lahassee to get your Premise ID and your FREE tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call Thomas Holt, State Stephen Monroe, Program Director, tion. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: PAIRS: AVG: (1166.00) TOTAL: 400 North Florida Livestock Report Need A Sign? Call Woodland Craft Signs (352) 463-7135 Submitted Happy Easter, He is Risen. On Easter Sunday, Ida Horne and Casey Carlisle will have dinner and an egg hunt at Otter Springs. Bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. An Easter egg hunt will follow lunch. Please bring plastic eggs to hide. All are invited! Horne/Carlisle Easter Egg Hunt at Otter Springs Come join us Easter Sunday morn ing, Apr. 20 at 7 a.m. for song and message as we worship together and celebrate the Risen Savior! Multiple area churches will be rep resented at this service. For questions, contact Fanning Springs Community Church at (352) Sunrise service at Fort Fanning Easter Sunday Local Easter Sunday opportunities Annual Hunt for Easter Eggs at Ft. Fanning Aiden Houston, of Bell, had the opportunity to meet the Easter bunny on Saturday while at Fort Fanning for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Lexie Walker and Laine Clarke, both of Bell. Landon Spain of Fanning Springs won a bike. Pictured at left: Makayla Willis, of Bell, won truck that was donated by Capital City Bank. Makayla is pictured with a member of Fanning Springs Fire Rescue. Continued from page 1


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven Obituaries Log Cabin Quilters Lindsey Lander Attorney DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck "NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND CALL DANNY ANYTIME." Barbed Wire Woven Wire Chain Link Board Danny Hodge (352) 463-1832 -Mobile (352) 493-5345 4110 S.W. 25th Street -Bell, Florida IN-HOUSE-FINANCING AVAIL. 24-7 Fabian Lamenta, LLC EXPERIENCED RELIABLE CONFIDENTIAL FAST Agent ( 352 ) 493-0406 or LOCAL GET OUT OF JAIL... 9151 NE 80th Avenue Bronson, Florida 32621 24 HOUR SERVICE 352-486-1971 DIXIE LEVY GILCHRIST & SURROUNDING AREA Mrs. Brooke Felty Koschatzky and Miss Riley Koschatzky Brooke Felty Koschatzky, 36, died April 9, and her 7 year old daugh ter Riley Koschatzky, died April 10, both from injuries sustained in a car accident. Brooke joins her daughter and Riley joins her little sister, Spencer Grace Koschatzky who died Augu gust 15, 2012. Brooke was born in Gainesville on November 11, 1977. She is survived by her husband, Richard Richie Koschatzky; daughter, Myah Kos chatzky both of Cross City; parents, Steve and Patricia (Spencer) Felty of Old Town; mother and father-inlaw Karl and Dianne Koschatzky, of Cross City; brother, Kyle Spencer Felty of North Palm Beach, brotherin-law, Jeffrey (Kelly) Koschatzky (Matt) Herring of Cross City; aunts, Penny Robson of Cross City, Judy Hatcher of Cross City, Kay (Andy) Bowers of Okeechobee, and Karen (Clark) Knight of Key West; uncles, Dave Felty of Houston, Texas, Her bie (Suzanne) Raker of Cross City; cousins, Charlene and Joel Bechtold of Old Town, Nathanel Spencer and Danielle Spencer of Clearwater; her nieces and nephews and many more cousins and family members. Riley was born in Clearwater, Florida on April 13, 2006. She was in the second grade at Anderson El ementary. She is survived by her Daddy, Richard Richie Koschatz ky; little sister, Myah Koschatzky both of Cross City; Papa and Nana, Steve and Patricia (Spencer) Felty of Old Town; Gramps and Grammi, Karl & Dianne Koschatzky of Cross City; aunts Kristen (Matt) Herring of Cross City, Karen (Clark) Knight of Key West, Kay (Andy) Bowers of Okeechobee, Penny Robson of Cross City and Judy Hatcher of Cross City; uncles Kyle Spencer Felty of North Palm Beach, Jeffrey (Kelly) Kos Houston, Texas, Herbie (Suzanne) Raker of Cross City; cousins Char lene and Joel Bechtold of Old Town, Nathanel Spencer and Danielle Spen cer of Clearwater; and many more family members. Funeral services for both were held Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cross City with Pastors Jarrett Thomas and Mike the service at Long Pond Cemetery in Cross City. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, (352) 493-0050 is honored to serve the Koschatzky & Felty families. Condolences may be offered by visit ing our website at www.hiers-baxley. com _____________ Mrs. Deborah K. Langford Deborah K. Langford, 58, passed away on April 12, 2014 at her home in Trenton. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Debo rah had lived in Trenton since 1986. She was involved in animal rescue for many years and was passionate about taking care of her dogs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Margaret Frey. Deborah is survived by her hus band Wilbur H. Langford of Trenton; one son, Troy Wieske of Alachua; one granddaughter; and a sister, Cyn thia Frey of Lake City. No funeral services are planned. Arrest Report April 8, 2014 Tracy Lynn Hobby, 27, of Bell, was arrested by Lieutenant Brown, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Alachua County Warrant, ROR. Emily R. Sorensen, 25, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Thomas N. Tucker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs bond. Robert Anthony Wilbanks, 42, of Live Oak, was arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, Gilchrist County Appear, and Out-of-County Warrant bond. April 9, 2014 Kathleen Margaret Bency, 49, of Trenton, arrested by Deputy Kitlen, bond. Jacob Randel Gamble, Jr., 18, of Trenton, arrested by Deputy David Aderholt, Gilchrist County Sheriffs ROR. April 12, 2014 Cheyenne Ruben Barkley, 47, of Combs, Trenton Police Department, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Selvin (NMN) Padilla-Diaz, 38, of Bell, arrested by Trooper M. Velez, Florida Highway Patrol Troop B, for DUI with Unlawful Blood Alcohol and Damage of Property; Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Drivers Valerie Lou Zeller, 45, High Springs, arrested by Deputy Brittany Lee, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Submitted The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Apr. 10 at the Levy County Quilt room. Others were quilting in the sewing room and working on their own projects. always brings out the child at Christmas time in us. Thanks so much. Greg and the boys were out during the week. They were kept busy this and another one helped re-pot the cactus plants. Everybody was tired at the several years since that was done. Thanks Lancaster. looks with the new quilt blocks. On the west side, we have the Bible verse Marlene visited us in March and again this week. With luck, she and her husband might be new Levy County residents. Ann used donated quilt blocks to complete the top of this sampler. The blocks made a beautiful quilt. At right: Suzie is working on a crazy table runner. Crazy quilts/tablerunners are often emblished with embroidery and a variety of trim and buttons. Lancaster Correctional mock job fair leaves lasting impression Submitted Lancaster Correctional Institution is a youthful offender institution located in Trenton, Florida. On March 21, 2014, the institution hosted employers from surrounding counties for a mock job fair. A mock job fair involves gathering employers and related service agencies together in an interview and information format to allow inmates job interview experience. Twenty inmates were able to sharpen their interview skills with Wal-Mart, Publix Supermarket, Contractor Company and other local employers. The job fair was a huge success as evidenced by the feedback from employers and inmates. Each for approximately thirty minutes utilizing the last ten minutes to provide inmates with a constructive critique of their performance. Each employer was asked to interview each young man as if he were applying in the store. Employers provided a great bonus to inmates by extending the interview process to include coaching when necessary. How impressed were employers with this group of young men who will be leaving the institution in the next month? Publix said it best when the store manager conducting the interview said he could have hired three of the Mart followed suit indicating the applications they reviewed at the mock fair were better than most they receive at the store. Wal-Mart should also be commended for sending their Human Resource Manager and Training Manager. We want to thank our employers for performing an important public service. The inmates interviewed and interacted with gained valuable job seeking experience and will see that company recruiters take them seriously in spite of their criminal history. The employers were able to gain information beyond what was just on a piece of paper. Recognition builds good will and can be a positive marketing tool. Today was a win -win for everyone involved. Employers stepped up and exercised their corporate responsibility with respect to the community they serve, and in doing so came away with a different snap shot of incarcerated individuals. Inmates came away with a huge shot of self esteem and perhaps a change in their perception that life is over. The mock job fair was followed up later in the afternoon by a presentation from our Crown Workforce Board staff that came down from Lake City to share their input and expertise relative to job seeking techniques and processes. Huge thanks to these businesses and community partners who participated in this event. We hope you had as great an experience as our young men did. Relay For Life of the Tri Counties Schedule of Events Friday, May 2 Saturday, May 36 p.m. Opening Ceremony 6:15 p.m. Survivor Lap Caregiver Lap 6:30 p.m. Survivor Dinner 7 p.m. Cheerleaders 7:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Miss Relay Pageant 8 p.m. Say Yes to the Dress 8:30 p.m. Luminaires Prep 9 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony 10 p.m. Bank/Dude Looks Like a Lady 10:30 p.m. Locks of Loves Hair Donations by Essie Cuts 11 p.m. Chubby Bunny 11:30 p.m. Road to Recovery/Box Car Race 12 a.m. Midnight Dance Party 1 a.m. Scavenger Hunt 2 a.m. Enormous Twister/Bank 2:30 a.m. Tug of War 3 a.m. Karaoke 3:30 a.m. Ladies of the 80s Contest 4 a.m. Zumba 4:30 a.m. Messiest Hair Contest 5 a.m. Closing Ceremonies 5:30 a.m. Clean up 6 a.m. You did it! Relay 2014 is complete! The Gilchrist County Public Library welcomed twelve interested patrons to a Cold Process Soap Making Workshop on Friday evening. This was a hands on process for the patrons. They saw the soap made from its basic ingredients, We have some new soap crafters in Gilchrist County. The instructor, Millie Griner, did a superb job of presenting the program. Library hosts Soap Making Workshop


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Legal Notices Gilchrist County Journal 463-7135 Vinyl Letters Banners Real Estate Signs Car Tags Woodland Craft Signs IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-DR-0072 Division: DR James F. Goff, Petitioner and Lora D. Goff, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Lora D. Goff 423 Constitution Ave. Portsmouth, Virginia 23701 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on JAMES E. GOFF, whose address is 5940 NW 12th Court, Bell, FL 32619 on or before April 30, 2014, and at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the of Current Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated March 31, 2014. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Published April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:21-2013-CA-96 IN RE: FORFEITURE OF 1998 FORD F-150 VIN# 1FTZX1726WNB81200 SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SER VICIO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVID UO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PER SONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: JAMES CANNON 7129 NW 32ND PL., BELL, FL 32619 IMPORTANT have 20 calendar days after this summons to the attached complaint/petition with at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case num ber given above and the names of the par ties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER. 3560 SW CR 334 TREN TON FL 32693 If the party serving summons has des ignated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Ju dicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will be served at the Pub. April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014b _______________ **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give no tice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GILCHRIST County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NO Representative in Congress: District 3 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 21 First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 7, 11 and 13 School Board: Districts 1, 3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 Publish: April 3 and April 17, 2014b _____________ **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENE RALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente CIONES GENERALES en el Condado de GILCHRIST, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 3 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 21 Tribunal de Apelaciones del Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito, 8. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 7, 11 y 13 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Gilchrist: grupos 2 y 4 Publish: April 3 and April 17, 2014b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-000108 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. FRED J. DEGRASSE, et al, Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LINDA L. DEGRASSE Last Known Address: 212 SW 1st St., Trenton, FL 32693 AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA L. DEGRASSE Last Known Address: 212 SW 1st St., Trenton, FL 32693 foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gilchrist County: LOT 4, BLOCK 29, TRENTON ORIGINAL SURVEY, A SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 1 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Gilchrist, Florida; Case No. 2013-CA000108; and is styled FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK vs. FRED J. DEGRASSE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRED J. DEGRASSE, DENNIS A DEGRASSE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENNIS A. DEGRASSE, LINDA L. DEGRASSE, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA L. DEGRASSE, CINDY S. PERRON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY S. PERRON, GILCHRIST COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Michael address is 255. S. Orange Ave, Ste 900, Orlando FL 32801, on or before 5-8or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you. DATED: 4/7/14 TODD NEWTON By: L. Ayers (SEAL) Publish: April 10 & 17, 2014b ________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 21-2012-CA-000153 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. RONALD DAVID MATHIS, JR.; STEPHANIE L. MATHIS; UNKNOWN SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 13, 2014 and entered in Case No. 21-2012-CA-000153 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and RONALD DAVID MATHIS, JR.; STEPHANIE L. MATHIS; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 112 SOUTH MAIN STREET, TRENTON, in GILCHRIST County, FLORIDA 32693, at 11:00 A.M. on the 16 day of June 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE. THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NE 1/4, S 00 DEGS 14 E 342.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONT. ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 S 00 DEGS. 14 09 E 210 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 DEGS. 45 E 420 FEET; THENCE RUN N 00 DEGS. 14 W 210 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 DEGS. 45 W 420 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF INGRESSEGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH 2009 MOBILE HOME CONTAINING TITLE # 101243928 AND TITLE #101243992 AND VIN # LOHGA10810508A AND VIN# LOHGA10810508B AND RP# 12473871 AND RP#12473872. WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis after the sale. Dated this 18 day of March 20 14 TODD NEWTON By L. Ayers This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Fl 32693, Phone No. (800)267-3182 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Designated service email: notice@ Pub. April 10 & 17, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2013-CA-00015 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY B. ERWIN, a single person Defendant. ________________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for GILCHRIST County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment In Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate in GILCHRIST County, Florida, to wit: That part and portion of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, lying and being Westerly of the West right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. LESS AND EXCEPT that certain parcel lying in Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of Beginning, commence at the Southwest corner of Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East, thence run North 89 East, a distance of 367.89 feet to a point on the Westerly right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, thence run North 27 West, along said Westerly right of way line of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad, a distance of 147.97 feet to a point, thence run South 89 West, 298.11 feet to a point, thence South 00, 130.90 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT that certain parcel lying in Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 17, Township 10 South, Range 14 East for a Point of Reference, thence run along West line of said Section 17, North 01 West, 277.735 feet to and for the Point of Beginning. Thence continue North 01 West, 413.792 feet to a point that intersects the Westerly right of way of Seaboard Coastline Railroad; thence run along the Westerly right of way of Seaboard Coastline Railroad South 29 East, 377.081 feet; thence run South 64 West, 195.688 feet to the Point of beginning. SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SW 75TH WAY. TOGETHER WITH A 1975 HILC Mobile Home, Serial Numbers 02610632A1 and 02610632B1 Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Amended Summary Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held on the Courthouse steps of the GILCHRIST County Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, on the 9th day of June, 2014, commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 4 day of April, 2014. TODD NEWTON By: L. Ayers Pub. April 10 & 17, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 2012-CA-99 GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, Plaintiffs, v. SHARON ALLEVA, Respondent. ________________________________/ SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL ORDEN DE COMPARECENCIA: SERVICO PERSONAL EN UN INDIVIDUO CITATION: LASSIGNATION PERSONAL SUR UN INDIVIDUEL TO/PARA/A: SHARON ALLEVA 1648 CARDINAL CT., MELBOURNE, FL 32935 IMPORTANT you. You have 20 calendar days after a written response to the attached circuit court, located at: GILCHRIST COUNTY CLERK OF COURT PO BOX 37, TRENTON, FL 32693. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you an attorney referral service or a legal aid written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written response on the party serving this summons at: LINDSEY LANDER, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER, 3560 SW CR 334, TRENTON, FL 32693 If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents, upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Designation of Current Mailing and Email Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the address on record at the Pub. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2014b. ______________ REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOLICITATION FOR SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR THE TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA The Town of Bell, Florida is requesting licensed Florida Attorneys interested in and able to provide services as requested as a Code Enforcement Special Magistrate, pursuant to Chapter 162 Florida Statutes, for the Town of Bell, Florida. The successful candidate shall have a representing Municipal or County clients and be familiar with Municipal Codes of proper procedures for conducting hearings, reviewing memoranda, drafting orders, and providing such other services as appropriate to implement the responsibilities of a Code Enforcement under Chapter 162, Florida Statutes. Additionally, the successful applicant shall not represent any other governmental agencies as a special magistrate or hearing capacity for the Town of Bell, Florida. Original sealed and signed statements of interest along with proposals, together with at least three (3) letters of reference concerning the delivered to the Bell Town Manager, Bell Town Hall, 3240 W. Railroad Lane, Bell, Florida 32619 no later than: May 1st at 2:30 p.m. local time. Applications will be considered at regular Town Council Meeting on May 8 2014. Questions regarding RFQ should be addressed in writing and submitted submittal date to: David M. Lang, Jr. Bell Town Attorney 204 SE First Street Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-7800 The Town of Bell adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will services, programs and activities. Please 6288 for further information. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event in order to allow the Town time to provide the requested services. The Town of Bell reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted in response to this Request any technical irregularities or immaterial defects in a proposal that do not affect the fairness of the competition, and the right to re-advertise for bids when determined by the Council to be in the interests of the Town. /s/ Thomas Brown Thomas Brown Mayor Town of Bell, Florida Bell Town Council ATTEST: /s/ Michelle Rose Michelle Rose Publish: April 10 & 17, 2014b ______________ INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE is inviting interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest for delivering Au dit Services. Expressions of Interest are due April 21, 2014. The full Invitation to Negotiate with directions for completion and submittal as well as deadline dates is available at our website at CSFC reserves the right to withdraw this Invitation to Negotiate at any time. For additional information please con tact: Jeri Bohlscheid CareerSource Florida Crown 1389 US Hwy 90 West, Suite 170B Telephone: 386-755-9026 X 3219 Publish April 17, 2014b ______________ NOTICE OF PRE-BID MEETING PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Gilchrist County School Board will con duct a pre-bid meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014 for the following 2014-2015 school year contracted services: Carpet Steam Cleaning Custodial Services for the schools of Bell High, Trenton Elementary and Trenton High Diesel Fuel Painting Services Paper Products & Custodial Supplies Potable & Wastewater Plant Operator Power Washing Propane Gas Tile Floors to include Stripping, Sealing, Waxing, and Burnishing This meeting will be held at the Gilchrist County School Boards Opera tions facility, located at 1699 S US HWY 129, Bell, Florida 32619 at 2:00 p.m. At tendance is mandatory for bid acceptance. ing. If you have questions contact the Op David C. Spencer Director of Operations Pub. April 17, 24 & May 1, 2014b. ______________ PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF TRENTON COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING The City of Trenton Community Redevelopment Agency will meet Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., 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. Consent Items 1. Minutes October 8, 2013 CRA Meeting D. Discussion Items 1. Progress Report on City Hall Public Restroom Project 2. Repainting of the Train Depot 3. Community Center Renovations 4. Improvements to Southside E. Public Comments F. Adjourn 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. Taylor Brown City Manager PUBLISH: April 17, 2014b ______________ NATURE COAST REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING SPECIAL MEETING The Nature Coast Regional Water Au meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs, Florida 32693. The NCRWA Board will consider the approval of meet ing minutes, the Treasurers Report, and update the public regarding the Old Town water extension project. The Board will discuss an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Fanning Springs, water rates, and the Old Town Water Project. This will be a joint meeting to include the Fanning Springs City Council, the Dixie County Board of Commissioners, and the NCRWA. Members of the public are encour aged 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 org. In accordance with the Ameri cans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at the meeting should contact Taylor Brown at the contact information provided above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service 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, ac cordingly, 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. Pub. April 17, 2014b _________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 21-2014-CP-2 IN RE: ESTATE OF TARA NICOLE BRUDERLY, Deceased, _________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Tara Nicole Bruderly, deceased, File Number 21-2014-CP-2, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693. The name and address of the personal representative and the attorney for the personal representative are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this Notice is April 17, 2014. /s/ David R. Bruderly David R. Bruderly Personal Representative 79 SE 95th Place Trenton, FL 32693 /s/ Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Avera & Smith, LLP Florida Bar No. 0009891 2814 SW 13th Street Gainesville, FL 32608 Published April 17 & 24, 2014b ___________________ NOTICE OF MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Gilchrist County Board of County Com missioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commission ers Meeting Room, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol lowing is a proposed agenda AGENDA 1. Call to Order ( 4:00 p.m 2. Agenda Changes 3. Consent Agenda 4. Public Participation 6. County Administrator 7. Attorney Report 9. Time Certain Schedule : 4:15 p.m. Nina Craven; Grace Ministry Presentation 4:45 p.m Laura Dedenbach, County Planner; Update on Green way Palm Subdivision 10. Commissioners Reports 11. Old Business 12. New Business 13. Public Participation 14. Adjourn Persons with disabilities request ing reasonable accommodations to par ticipate in the proceeding should contact PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a per son decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed ings, and that for such purpose, that per son 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 Pub. April 17, 2014b. ______________ 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


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Page Ten THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Jones and his family decided to do something, not just for Michael, but for all severely wounded veterans. That something led to the founding of ForVets, Inc. and after 18 months in rehabilitation at Bethesda Naval Hospital and 23 surgeries later, Sgt. Michael Nicholson returned to his home in Tampa with a heros the obstacles he and his fellow veterans must overcome to succeed in their next mission. ForVets is committed to empowering Michael and others to help their fellow severely wounded veterans and as best friends: To always be there for each other in times of need. To learn more about ForVets, Inc. or to make a tax deductible donation to Camp Valor, visit or call (352) 463-0800. Continued from page 1 ForVets, Inc. takes over management of Otter Springs The main lodge at Camp Valor is expected to look much like this. Submitted We at Burger Spot appreciate our community and customers. To show how much we care, Burger Spot is now offering coloring sheets with a free ice cream cone when they are colored and returned to our Bell or Trenton locations. As you can see from the picture, the coloring sheets have been a big success! Our involvement in the local schools plays a big part of what we try to accomplish. A small local business giving back to the community is what Burger Spot represents. Burger Spot offers coloring sheet with a free ice cream coupon By Carrie A. Mizell Get out those purple balloons and Monday, Apr. 28 as Paint The Town Purple Day, in an effort to raise cancer awareness. Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola, Bell Mayor Tommy Brown, Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen, Cross City Mayor Rick Gooding, Horseshoe Beach Mayor Laura Wigglesworth all support a proclamation that declares April 28, 2013 Paint The Town Purple Day within the local municipalities. Organizers of the Relay For Life of the Tri Counties are challenging the communities to paint the town purple, which is the signature color of the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life events. Organizers plan to hold a contest to see which businesses put up the most decorations and the winner will be announced at the Relay For Life. We encourage all citizens to participate in the Relay For Life event to give hope to our families, friends and communities on May 2, 2014 at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex, the joint proclamation stated. Monies raised at the Relay For Life will support the American Cancer Paint the town purple Societys mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people get cancer. In 2013, the American Cancer Society funded more than $150 million in cancer research through money raised in communities throughout the United States. Locally, the 2013 Relay For Life of Gilchrist County raised over $45,000. Remember the journey to end cancer starts with a single step, everyone is invited to take that step at the Relay For Life of the Tri Counties. Walk to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, while raising awareness and money to help fuel the walk to end cancer. For more information, call Kyle Stone at (352) 376-6866. Relay Chair Tracy Ridgeway is shown with Fanning Springs Mayor some photos of the total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 through holes in clouds. This photo taken at 4:17 a.m. EDT (8 minutes before the end of totality) from southwest Gainesville. Exposure 8 sec at f/6.3 (ISO 800) with 76 mm Televue APO refractor. Howard L. Cohen Department of Astronomy University of Florida Total Lunar Eclipse noted Tuesday morning The weather is beautiful and the Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the 5th Tournament at Suwannee Marina on inshore, freshwater, and offshore and freshwater divisions will be a 3 report to the scale by 4 p.m. tournament are invited to attend a by April 19 or $125 by the tournament date. This includes dinner for both are $25 each. For more information, as well as an 4580. Rotary Fishing Tournament counties in the Sunshine State as it makes its way to the Florida State Summer Games. The torch will have passed over 1,500 miles total. Throughout the journey of the Torch Run, funds are generated to support the Special Olympics of Florida by caring sponsorships. Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics of Florida