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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 7 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 Thursday, July 10, 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 July 10, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Whats all the buzz about? Roberts wins state FFA public speaking contest By Carrie A. Mizell Gilchrist County has received a clean audit, explained Alan Mast a partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram. The Gainesville-based CPA statements from 2013 and according to Mast, found no violations of laws. I can give you a nice, clean audit opinion, Mast said. We audit 19 that I can stand up and say everything is clean. By Carrie A. Mizell Sirens were blaring throughout the day on Monday as two tragic vehicle crashes occurred in Gilchrist County. Three children and three adults were seriously injured when the SUV they were traveling in failed to stop stop sign at the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 340. Connie Caldwell, 59, of Archer, was traveling west on County Road 340 and drove her 2008 Toyota SUV into the path of a 1996 Peterbuilt tractor trailer driven by Jonathan Spears, 40, of Bell. Spears was traveling south on State Road 47 when the accident occurred. He apparently slammed on brakes, but was unable to avoid crashing into the SUV. Spears was wearing a seatbelt, and traveling alone at the time of the accident. He received minor injuries in the crash. Caldwell was also wearing a seatbelt, and had several occupants in her SUV at the time of the crash. She incurred serious injuries and was taken to Shands. Her passengers included Glenda Caldwell Young, 60, of Homeland, who reported only minor injuries. Back seat passengers Connie Russell, 37, of Archer, suffered critical injuries; Dylan Russell, 8, of Jacksonville, incurred critical injuries; Lauren Russell, 8, of Jacksonville, also suffered serious injuries; Brandon Russell, 14, of Jacksonville, suffered minor injuries in the crash. All were taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. According to Trooper M.W. Corrao, of the Florida Highway Patrol, all of the occupants of the SUV were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Charges are pending further investigation. In a second accident on Monday, a head-on collision near the Wilcox curve. Caleb A. Young, 25, was traveling west on State Road 26 at 4:23 p.m. According to physical evidence and witness statements, Cpl. K. M. Boatright, Jr. of the Florida Highway Patrol, was able to determine that Young properly negotiated the sharp curve at Wilcox, but once he exited the curve his vehicle drifted from the westbound lane into the eastbound lane. Johnny L. Hill, 54, of Gainesville was driving a 2009 Freightliner semi truck east on State Road 26. He saw HHR, approaching within his lane and began to slow, while trying to negotiate an evasive steering maneuver to the right. Unfortunately, Hill was unable to avoid the collision with Young and the vehicles collided in the eastbound lane. Young was pronounced deceased at the scene by Gilchrist County EMS. Hill was uninjured in the accident. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Charges in the accident are pending investigation. 1 dead, several injured in Monday crashes Connie Caldwell, of Archer, reportedly drove through the intersection of SR 47 and CR 340. Jonathan JJ Spears suffered minor injuries in the crash. County gets clean audit Trenton Middle FFA member Lauren Roberts won the state FFA public speaking contest last week. By Carrie A. Mizell As she sat in an ag. class at Trenton Middle-High School and listened to a lesson on pollination, Lauren Roberts, 13, thought to herself that bees might make an interesting topic for a speech. Little did she know her speech, Honey Bees: Sweet Success or Food Frailty? would land her on the stage of contest, Lauren competed and won the sub-district and district contests earlier in the year. While at state convention last week, Lauren competed against 12 other middle school FFA members from throughout the state in the preliminary was named state winner during the fourth general session on Wednesday. asked if she was nervous during the competitions, Lauren pulled a worn piece of paper from her pocket with Bible scripture written out on it. She said her favorite is Philipians 4:6-7, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Lauren has learned so much about bees while researching the topic of her speech. She would now like to get into organic beekeeping and plans to get a few bee hives. Sidewalk to the Senior Center nears completion Construction of a new sidewalk along County Road 307-A will soon be open to citizens. The sidewalk will provide seniors with a path to get from Main Street in Trenton to the Senior Center for lunch and activities.


Page Two THURSDAY, JULY 10, 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 Reunions 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. Socials Candidates seeking election in the 2014 election may submit political announcements stating their inten tion to run to the Gilchrist County Journal Announcements run free of charge with a single picture of the candidate on the front page. Note to candidates: Tide Tables For The Week of 7/10 to 7/16 for the mouth of the Suwannee River We are having the 32nd Annual Akins Reunion on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Suwannee River Shrine Club, Hwy. 26, between Trenton and Fanning Springs at noon. We will start eating by 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and homemade door prize, if possible. The annual Parrish, Nettles, Polk reunion will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Hart Springs Park, Bell. There is an entrance fee. Lunch will start at 12:30 p.m. All paper goods will be provided. Bring all the family and your favorite food. Come early and stay late. If you have any questions, call Patti at (352) 871-3960. 32nd Annual Akins Reunion Parrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion Welcome all Davis & Johnson families to the family reunion event planned for July 18-July 20, 2014, in the city of Trenton. For additional information, please visit the family website at davisjohnsonfamilyreunion.webs. com. Its going to be a Family Celebration. Its time again for the Doke Reunion. Come lets make it one to remember on Saturday, July 19 at the Community Center in Trenton. Bring family and friends, and a basket lunch. Paper goods and ice will be furnished. If any information is needed, please call Dorothy Beck at (352) 463-2319 or Thelma Allen at (352) 493-4970. The Viola Crews Shepherd family will be having a reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Bell Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. A covered dish luncheon will be served at noon. Davis and Johnson Reunion Doke Family Reunion Shepherd-Crews Reunion Its July, and that means it is time for AARP Chapter 2133s annual picnic and Independence Day Celebration. Come celebrate with us as we feast on hamburgers and hot dogs provided by Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Trenton Florida. Come listen to music provided by the Philman Family band. Meeting will be at Otter Springs Campground, July 15, 2014. We will be starting at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a Please bring canned food, used eyeglasses and cell phones for the less fortunate. AARP Picnic will be held at Otter Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family at our Fantastic Friday Celebrating American and Local History, July 11, 6 p.m., downtown High Springs Pan for gold nuggets, visit a Colonial Tea Room, join in the Scavenger Hunt, make an entry into the All American Pie or Chowder Cook-Off Contest. Activities for children include face painting, coloring contest, the Huckleberry Finn Mini Fair with multiple games and more. There will be a variety of sidewalk vendors, live music, and more. Fantastic Friday in High Springs Submitted Leiza Fitzgerald, who is a familiar face to many in this community because of her employment at the Gilchrist Club, has moved on. She is now membership director and Remember your childhood and summertime. Close your eyes and think about the good times, feel ing safe and loved and not worrying about anything except enjoying sum mer vacation. Pause to think how dif ferent you would feel if you had just been taken from your parents, were in a strange home, separated from your siblings and those you love, afraid of what could happen in the future. Will you get to go back to your family? If you cant go home, is there anyone who will like you and want you? You would be feeling what it would be like to be a child who has been taken from their families due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. What a dramatic difference. These children need a lifelinesomeone who makes them feel normal in a very unnormal situation. Someone who helps them feel safe. Someone who can make the future less terrify ing and even something that they can look forward to. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers can be that someone. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are appointed by the court to represent the best interest of children in the dependency system. They make sure these children are safe and also gath er incredibly important information for the court so that the best decisions possible can be made for the children. But they do so much more than that. They are also mentors and someone who spends time with the children, letting them know they are important hope again in their lives. Join us in advocating for the chil dren. The next evening class starts July 28th. Call 352-493-6051 for in formation. Guardian ad Litem needs volunteers Trenton Rotary Club President Theresa Sapp, is shown with Leiza Fitzgerald and incoming President Lindsey Lander. Fitzgerald speaks to Rotarians tournament director of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). This is an organization dedicated to conserving and protecting Floridas marine resources. Fitzgerald explained the goals of tournament are dedicated to raising funds for those goals. For more information, e-mail Leiza Fitzgerald Happy Birthday wishes to Bill Deen, Kirby Davis, Mellissa Elmore, John Ridley, Madison Calkin, Caleb Smith and Jaterria Johnson on July 10th; T. J. Brock, Mary Prescott, Kayli York and Evelyn Sheppard on July 11th; Gladys Hilliard, Darlene Bass, Sleatha Gore, Jason Surrency, Haylee Delancey, Pam Quincey and Wyatt James Fletcher on July 12th; Alicia Leggett Mounts, Kim Ploch and Lyle Parrott on July 13th; Beth Busby, Kyle Bivens, Pat Williams, Terry Owens, Vicki Lawrence and Fern Beckelheimer on July 14th; Tim othy Durden, Michael Landers, Dale Thigpen, Jr., Kathy Weaver, Damon Leggett, Scott Elmore, Heidi Gun nels, Katrina James, Angela Bergsma and Ty Dylan Gorton on July 15th; Sandra Hilliard, Dana Osteen, Kier an Bryan, Brittany McElroy Spears, Ashley Fudge, Kelsie Parrott, Rich ard Connatser, Jr. and Scott Wiggins on July 16th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Greer on July 13th; Mr. and Mrs. Doug Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Surrency and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Minto on July 15th, Mr. and Mrs. Gray Smith on July 16th. Jeb Rory Cole, 26, and Barbara Ann Ogden, 25, both of Branford, were married on June 28, 2014, by Charles J. Simpson, notary public. Richard Jason Randolph, 43, and Maria De La Paz Perales-Olvera, 36, both of Newberry, were married on July 3, 2014, by Joan D. Ferguson, notary public. Marriage applications Gilchrist Justin Van Barron, 35, and Julia Ann Lord, 33, both of Trenton. Isaiah Bernard Minter, 32, and Muriel Monique Showers-Bishop, 34, both of Gainesville. Fausto Barrios Galindo, 26, and Trinidaa Cruz Juarez, 25, both of Jacksonville. Marty Owens Bruce, 53, of High Springs, and Tina Marie Thomas, 45 of Branford. Carl Johnny Harris, III, 24, and Jesse Lynn Gray, 21, both of Bell. Roger Wayne Hand, 43, and The resa Lee Stone, 55, both of Fanning Springs. Marriages Gilchrist The Gilchrist County Public Library will hold its Summer Reading Program in July. Open to kids Kindergarten to 4th grade, the program will run as follows: July 10 at 11 a.m. Mystic Jungle July 17 at 11 a.m. Mad Science July 24 at 11 a.m. Magician Cesar Domico July 31 at 11 a.m. Fizz, Boom, Splash! For more information on the Summer Library Program visit: Summer Reading Program begins ursday Paid by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Republican for County Commission Dist. 2 Vote the Qualified Choice for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 2. Compare the qualifications and experience when you make your choice for County Commissioner District 2. I have completed the programs to be a Certified County Commissioner as well as Advanced Certi fied County Commissioner designation from the Florida Association of Counties. Approximately 8 years experience as your County Commissioner as well as many years as your Prop erty Appraiser. I have the time to be your full-time Commissioner and have always tried to be of assistance with issues to help citizens with their concerns. I am proud of my record of trying to hold down your taxes as best I can, and always will be. Your vote and support on August 26, 2014 will be gratefully appreciated. Call on the Commissioner you know. 352-463-2147 or 352-318-7581. Your friend, D. Ray "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 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 County Commission sets budget workshops The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has set bud 2014-15, which starts October 1, 2014. Those dates are: Friday, July 11 at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m. and Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m. Addi tional dates may be added as needed. All workshops will be held in the BOCC Meeting Facility, located at 210 South Main Street in Trenton.


GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Now & Then By Carrie A. Mizell Just before 8 a.m. on Monday morning I walked into the newspaper to take over the role as editor/owner of the Gilchrist County Journal I dropped my purse and walked to the the smells of fresh ink, and looked over the dusty old metal letterpress type. With a reverent tug, I pulled my late grandfather J. Min Ayers old Royal typewriter off the shelf and blew the dust off before reading his and prayed that God will be glori the Gilchrist County Journal I also prayed that I would make my PePa and my Daddy proud. With anything in life, I believe that forward. The Gilchrist County Jour nal for over 83 years and Im proud to say that I am the third generation of my family to serve as its editor. Working in the newspaper busi ness is not something I ever thought I would do when I graduated from do. Its like my fondness for fresh Journal. Growing up in the business, a small town newspaper provides for papers are dead, but to that I would residents of small towns read their a 100th birthday around here, we get front page. And when the unthinkable happens and a familys home burns down or someone is diagnosed with individual or family during their time thing to do. ter Allie Claire will start kindergar (Im already praying for you, Mrs. Tigers and the Bulldogs. The Gilchrist County Journal is owned and proud of it. enough on its own, I hope that my both in Trenton and in Callahan, will help the Gilchrist County Journal I know my generation wants news as it breaks rather than waiting sev eral days for the newspaper to arrive on newsstands, thats why I hope to online later this year. This will be in addition to our print edition that hits newsstands on Wednesday af mornings. I have several other plans in mind, but for the most part the Gilchrist County Journal these last 80 plus years. Thank you to all of our faithful readers, and our advertisers who al ter all these years. I would love to hear from you. know what you would like to see in your weekly newspaper. By Andrea Grover Spokesperson, Sabal Trail route, and hearing from government stakeholders, the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward. The Sabal Trail underground natural gas pipeline that will bring gas supplies to Florida, while ity of the regions energy delivery Alabama, Georgia and Florida. by the Federal Energy Regulatory suggested by individual landowners, environmental team members, and team members. Following the FERC FERC in June 2014. And, as the to work with landowners, government Viewpoint: Sabal Trail Pipeline Listening to public, moving forward As you might imagine, interstate regulated and monitored by federal It is also important to note that line, it will be regulated by the U.S. of Pipeline Safety. The Sabal Trail safety requirements and regulations. of the safest natural gas pipelines in In addition to safety, minimizing is a top priority of ours, and an FERC is evaluating environmental Assessment or an Environmental environmental analysis. path, with natural gas supplying the Building Sabal Trail is a long and the environment. agement will offer its third free CPR limit of 30 students and will be on a may be of any age as long as they are able to understand the material and perform the hands on portion of the obtain one by passing a written test Andrea Grover To the Voters of Gilchrist County, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your District 3 School Board Member for the next four years. I am more than humbled by the vote of confidence that you have placed in me. Education is literally changing every day, just as our entire world is changing. It is moving fast and more is expected from our children than we ever imagined. Our children, no matter the age or grade, now face learning and testing situations that we as adults never expected. The working knowledge I possess of the current state education system has been a tremendous benefit to me while serving on the board, and I want you to know I appreciate having the opportunity to use this knowledge to serve the children of Gilchrist County. I look forward to seeing the continued successes in each of our schools! Thank you! Michelle Walker-Crawford 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 I want to! This is the time of year when the gone. All the peas have been shelled and put up and the tomatoes are with tomatoes and a little onion and okra. Oh my, how I do love fried okra, all I make a simple egg wash and dip okra into the wash before rolling it in printed over 20 years ago. After giving fried okra some before a meal. Better yet, forget the at a party. Serving fried okra with a way to make your guests mighty happy, and besides it would be a down right Southern thing to do. Buttermilk Fried Okra 2 pounds fresh okra meal 2 teaspoons salt Vegetable oil for frying in buttermilk for 30 minutes. Drain the meal and bread. Drop the breaded okra into the hot oil and fry until okra at a time to frying pan as it will Drain okra on paper towel lined pan Old Bay Dippin Sauce 1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning before serving. Over the last several months I have as squash, eggplant, green tomatoes and eggplant with Diamond Crystal regular tables salt when sprinkled Free CPR class monthly Camp meeting will be the Bell Community Center on Main Street in Bell. Our speaker will be Andrews will be speaking about the is open to all who are interested in SCV will meet


Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land (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 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. Poll of the Week Go to to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think the death of the 2--year-old Georgia boy who was left in a hot vehicle was purposeful or accidental? PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH WERE LOOKING FOR YOU AT PRISCILLA BAPTIST CHURCH Holding Forth the Word of Life. 5509 S.W. County Road 232, Bell, Florida (2.5 miles West of SR 129 Between Trenton & Bell) Worship times: Sunday School...........................10:00 AM Morning Worship.......................11:00 AM Evening Worship..........................6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Youth.........7:30 PM Phone (352) 463-1562 Pastor: Ron Black 352-463-2028 S.W. CR-334A BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 7070 SW C.R.334A TRENTON VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DISCOVER, DECIDE, DEFEND SUNDAY, JULY 20 THURSDAY, JULY 24 6:00PM-8:00PM Transportation will be provided upon reservation with church. Please call and make your reservation to ride church van. 352-463-2028 Meals provided each night. RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 10760 NW 5th Avenue Branford, FL 32008 Pastor Tommy Cannon Church Office: 386-935-3935 Sunday School 9:45 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm Morning Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm Three years ago. Someone recently shared with me that was the last time she felt content. Our conversation took another direction, but later I couldnt help but wonder what was going on in her life during that time to cause it to stand out as a time of contentment. What about you? When is the last time you remember feeling content? Im talking about actually experiencing contentment that was tangible enough to make you say or at least think, I am really okay with life right now. My next question is this: what were the circumstances that surrounded your state of contentment? Was everything going well for that season? Bills all paid, kids all healthy, and no major catastrophes? Maybe you were even on vacation, sitting at the beach with a whole week ahead of you and thinking, Ah, now this is life. If I could just stay here, I would be content! This has often been my experience, and Im willing to bet yours as well. However, the Bible offers a fresh perspective on the reality of true contentment. In Philippians 4:11-12, the Apostle Paul becomes our mentor in this lesson: for I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. notice is that Pauls contentment was not dependent on circumstances, at least not external ones. As we scratch our heads over this verse, lets take a for a little insight. Websters dictionary says that content is an adjective meaning to appease the desires of; to limit oneself in requirements, desires our assumption that contentment is only possible if everything is going well. It also stands in contrast to a passive stance of just deciding that nothing is worth opposing. Even a quick glimpse into Pauls life will tell us that was not his mentality! Christian. In our determination to live within the will of God, we are called to limit ourselves, especially our desires and actions, to those things that are pleasing to God. That will result in contentment, no matter the circumstances. Paul had times he mentions learning how to be content. Biblical contentment is not natural. In fact, left unchecked, our sin nature reeks of discontentment. Understand that limiting ourselves to Gods plan for our lives will not always be easy, but it will be worth it. And we can learn to be content with that, because our hearts really do matter. Submitted On July 12, 2014, Christian Music lovers from near and far will gather at Bell High Schools Auditorium for an unforgettable evening of music and ministry. This 2014 event will mark the 16th consecutive year of, what has become, the most anticipated Christian Music event in North Central Florida. This years concert is scheduled to feature ten great performing groups. Those scheduled to perform are The Celebration Singers of Vero Beach; Great Day of Apopka; Gulf State Quartet of Bowling Green; The Kings Royal Heirs Quarter of Tampa; LifeSong of Live Oak; The Peytons Trenton; Shirley Bradner of Mt. Dora; The Sounds of Joy of Ocala; and, Stephen Jones Band of Lake City. Admission is FREE; so, make plans now to attend. Donations will be accepted to help offset the expenses of the event for those wishing to participate. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude at 10:00 p.m. Bell High School is located on South Main Street in Bell. For more information or group reservations, please contact Glen or Mandie at (352) 463-0312. Annual Gospel Concert is Saturday Submitted For the second year in a row the SRWMD hosted the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) students and teachers from Trenton and Madison High Schools of the typical work of engineers, scientists and administrators. The Florida Learns STEM Scholars/ the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) STEM Talent Development 2014 Summer Field Site/ Workplace Experience Opportunity partnered with the District and instructors Paige Thomas (Madison Central High School) and Ryan Pass (Trenton High School) to bring this program to seven deserving students. Students who attended were Logan Fitzgerald, Tela Powers, Alex Simons, Daniel Crane, Tyler Burnett, Jacob Moore, Easton Sapp, and Leslie Sapp. Students were asked what they hope to gain from this experience. They expressed a desire to learn about the various occupation types at the District as well as job functions. The students went on to say they had heard of the District, but they were not clear on the relationship between the District, public lands, and springs. Dave Dickens, Administrative and Operations Bureau Chief and coordinator at the District for the STEM experience commented, Providing students with this intimate hands-on opportunity is not only informative towards their prospective career paths, it also increases their levels of environmental awareness. Water Management District hosts STEM students Dickens coordinated with other staff to expose the youth to a range of professions. Over eight days they were taught the history of the Water Management Districts, met with the Executive Director, Dr. Ann Shortelle and members of leadership. With Water Resources Division Engineers they worked on permits and put their new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping and Geonavigational skills to use by spending multiple days getting real hands-on experience These shadowing activities included: inspecting storm water structures and wetland restorations, observing timber harvesting and forestry management, measure water quality parameters, streams and rivers, inspecting agriculture best management practices on local farms, monitoring groundwater wells, and participate in many other responsibilities of the District. Students expressed appreciation for staff tailoring the experience to make it relevant and applicable. Visiting Belli Farms greenhouse and riding a Global os sys GPS satellite controlled tractor are some of the highlights they cited. The tour took them to a variety of places such as Poe Springs, Adams Tract River Camp, and Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center just to name a few. The Edible Aquifer Demonstration was a hit with all involved. Instructor Ryan Pass expressed his gratitude for the event and eagerly hopes to continue with the next STEM and District work experience. The NEFEC explained the investment in STEM and students, Recognizing the need for small and rural districts to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula for gifted and talented secondary students, the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), in partnership with the Heartland Educational Consortium (HEC), and NEFEC will implement the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars (FLSS) program. For more information visit Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in partnership with Heartland Educational Consortium and North East Florida Educational Consortium org. Jerry Wright new member of American Angus Association Jerry Wright, Trenton, Florida, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus. The Association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers. Call 463-7135 to advertise in the Gilchrist County Journal. Gulf State Great Day


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five A dear friend to Gilchrist County was tragically killed July 1 when his Chevy pickup was hit head-on in a Lake County accident. Larry Culp, 62, of Sanford, was traveling east on SR 46 near the in tersection of CR 437 when the acci dent occurred. A 19-year-old driver reportedly crossed the center line of the highway and into the path of Culps pickup truck, causing the truck to spin into another vehicle, a PT Cruiser being driven by a woman from Longwood. The 19-year-old driver who caused the accident, Ryder Medlin was killed, along with Culp who died af ter being transported to an Orlando hospital. Larry Culp was a friend to many people in Gilchrist County. He worked for 31 years for The Ander sons, Inc. (formerly Douglass Fertil izer & Chemical), most recently as the industrial products manager. Big Jim Jones became friends with Larry Culp through agriculture as Larry was associated with the fer tilizer and chemical company. On Monday, Big Jim recalled the many times Larry would bring crates of sweet corn to the Gilchrist County Education Foundations Wild Beast Feast. There were several times when the corn would be hard to locate in early April and expensive, Big Jim said. On Friday afternoon he would deliver the corn and enjoy the fellow ship at the Beast Feast, Married for 36 years to the love of his life, Anna, and the father of four children, Larry supported activities Cattlemens Association. Recently, Big Jim said he and Larry went to the 25th Annual Red Power Roundup Antique Tractor Show in Huron, South Dakota. Larrys 5-yearold grandson, Jackson, accompanied them. Larry loved antique tractors and had amassed quite a collection. He frequently traveled to shows around the country to show off his restored antiques and swap stories with friends who shared his passion. Larry wanted to pass on his love of antique farm equipment to his grand son, Jackson. Funeral services for Larry Culp were held on July 6 in Sanford. Larry Culp Culp dies in head-on collision Submitted The Gilchrist Lightning 14u softball team ended a great season upon falling short against an Orlando team in a state in the District Championship game. Congratulations ladies on a great season! Season ends for Gilchrist Lightning 14U Gilchrist Lightning 14U players and coaches are pictured back row, left to right: Heather Sapp, Jenna Holley, Zoey Maksimov, Juliana Whiting, Autumn Aderholt, Madison Sapp, and Hailey Pope. Front row, left to right: Madison Hodge, Savannah Capps, Nicole Deen, Jenny Lynn Johnson, Hailie White, and Lee Deen. Submitted Gilchrist County Schools are continuing to feed children during the summer by using a school bus converted into a mobile lunch bus. Many parents either dont have transportation or work during the day and kids cannot get to the sites where meals are served. The mobile lunch bus has helped to solve that issue by bringing the meals to areas where there are larger numbers of children living. Many of the children in the county received free meals at school, so these free meals are welcomed by parents on limited budgets. Two new sites have been opened this summer to make lunches available to more children. One of the new sites is the North West 5th Avenue Park in Trenton. It is in a neighborhood where the kids can walk to and receive a nutritious lunch. The other site is the last stop for the Kids get free lunches during summer break mobile lunch bus, in Suwannee River Estates, in the area of NW 22 Ct and NW 65th Street, north of Bell. As in the past two years, the mobile lunch bus serves lunches in the Fanning Springs area and in the Waccasassa Lake area. The bus is easier to spot now since the bus has a new look. It still looks like a school bus but it has a colorful wrap with FREE MEALS HERE written on the side. Students step into the mobile lunch room and get a different balanced meal each day including at least cups of fruits and vegetables along with whole-grain bread with 2 to 2 oz. of meat or meat alternate and low fat milk or fat-free chocolate milk. The meals served at sites other than the schools operate Monday through Friday and serves more than 100 meals each day. These meals will be available through August 1. Submitted It was a great 4th of July celebration at Otter Springs over the weekend! The golf cart races were a blast. The kids had a wonderful time with planned games and dancing to the music with the adults on Friday night. Otter Springs hosts grand 4th of July celebration Lari Busta won the 50/50 drawing and went home with over $100. a free week of camp on dates of her choosing. Wendy Shelton took second prize. She received a free weekend of camping. Jamie Stoney won third prize. She also won a great prize, a family pool pass. We are looking forward to our Labor Day celebration in September. Of course every weekend is a great weekend at Otter Springs. Submitted Free community family fun, on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Church, 707 N. Main Street, There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information, plus much more. Supplies limited. Booth space available. For additional information, donating prizes or just to volunteer your time, please call (352) 493-4627, email Epic End of Summer Bash Vets helping Vets By Toni C. Collins As the United States Congress attempts to untangle the crisis surrounding the shortcomings of the health care being provided to Americas Veterans, one local veterans group is looking out for their own. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of Florida, Chapter 20-6, with support from the AMVETS Post 42, AMVET Riders, Ladies Auxiliary, and many friends and supporters answered the call to raise funds to assist veteran Dale Texas Kolden and his wife, Marilyn. Recently Marilyn suffered a heart attack and stroke and spent eight days in the hospital. Although Marilyn has recovered, the family has been left with some staggering medical bills. Kirk River Brat Layman, Chapter Commander of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 20-6, was overwhelmed by the support and compassion shown for the groups fund raising activities which helped raise $3,135 to ease the which could befall any one of us.


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six GILCHRIST COUNTY PRE K PROGRAM Do you have a 3 or 4-year-old child? Its not too late to register them for Pre K. Both Trenton and Bell Elementary Schools have high performing, developmentally appropriate Pre K programs. If your child will be 4 by September 1st then he/she will be able to get a Pre K certificate from the Early Learning Coalition office in Chiefland and attend until 11:30 a.m. for free. There is a small charge for the rest of the day. Get your certificates and drop them off at the elementary school that you are interested in attending. You will be notified of the orientation day which will be held in August. For more information, please contact Salley Martin, Gilchrist County Schools Pre K Coordinator, at 463-4407. Cloud HALEY for School Board District 1 Re-Elect FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Throughout my campaign, I have seen a pattern of questions emerging. I want to answer those questions for you, and address any concerns. I have attempted to answer some primary questions below, but I also want to encourage you to contact me with any others you may have. Thank you for your support. Cloud (352) 215-2077 What have you done to make yourself a more qualify school board member? Becoming State Certified School Board Member since 2007. FSBS Certification includes education in Boardsmanship, School Finance, Policy Governance, Personnel Issues, Curriculum, Legislative Process, School Law, Planning, Communications, Community and Family Involvement, Current Trends, Diversity, and Florida School Board Association (FSBA) Annual Ethics Training. Plus seven and half years of experience. Are you FOR or AGAINST Common Core/Florida Standards? The short answer to this question is that I do not agree with Common Core, for many reasons. In practice, however, we must realize that there will always be a set of standards to which were held accountable. We may or may not always agree with those standards, how they were developed, or how they are assessed. On the other hand, it is our duty to ensure that our students are able to meet challenging goals and ensure that they are able to excel under any set of standards that are adopted. In Gilchrist County, our schools have been among the top performing schools in the state. This high level of performance is attributable to the continuous effort to improve, the emphasis on maintaining high standards, and the hard work of our students, teachers, parents, staff, and community. Until another set of standards are adopted, I will continue to support our schools in implementing strategies that allow students to meet the current standards. How do you feel about the level of federal government involvement in our schools? Like many of you, I would support efforts to improve education through increased autonomy and local authority. However, it is my goal to work hard under any set of circumstances to ensure that our students are able to achieve academically and become college and career ready. It is easy to shift our focus toward these outside forces when results are disappointing, but the bottom line is that we must work within the parameters of the law to ensure student success. We are not always in control of our circumstances, but we are always in control of our actions and choices. Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cloud Haley for School Board 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 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 The History of Gilchrist County While looking through an old trunk his mother had, Doug Beach found that Mrs. Edith Beach had saved a copy of The History of Gilchrist County. Mr. Beach cant say who wrote the historical account, though he suspects it was a family member. Regardless, it is an interesting ac count: Gilchrist County was created on December 4, 1925, by an Act of the Florida Legislature, from a portion of Alachua County adjacent to the Suwannee River, between ranges 16 and 17. It is the newest member of the 67 counties of Florida. The occasion of this separation from the mother county is somewhat of a standing joke among old resi dents of Gilchrist. They really had not wanted a new county; they were Alachua. What they actually did want at that particular time was a new road from the Suwannee River at Fanning Springs to Gainesville, the county seat. But Alachua remained obdu rate. The road was not forthcoming, although the district needed it, had asked for it repeatedly and was en titled to it on account of the high rate of taxation. Determined to obtain their road, by hook or by crook, a group of citizens devised a plan whereby they believed they could bluff good, old Alachua into giving them what they wanted. In other words, they would threaten to withdraw anticipating that a threat would be all that was neces sary. A committee was appointed; this committee drew up plans for a new county. Armed with this docu ment, they delivered their ultimatum to Alachua: Give us our new road or we will withdraw! And the big and wealthy county of Alachua called their bluff. Instead of the road they received a laugh. The unvoiced at titude of the Commissioners was in effect, If you are so anxious to have a new county, go ahead and get a county-if you can-and see if we care. We are so big and solid, we will not even miss you. Crestfallen, to save their faces, they had to have a county. And these progressive citizens have the spirit it takes to make good in anything. They made good their threat. No time was lost in sending a petition to the Leg islature which was then in special session. The bill was introduced by Dr. J. H. Colson, a state senator from the district. After much opposition in both houses, due to the short session the special meeting had been called, by Governor John W. Martin. Since watermelons of luscious quality and superior weight are pro duced extensively in this area, the committee had decided that Melon County would be an appropriate and advantageous name. However, the Legislature decided otherwise. For mer Governor Albert H. Gilchrist was ill at the time and the name Gilchrist County was adopted in his honor. Gilchrist is bounded on the north by Lafayette County, Suwannee and Columbia counties; on the east by Alachua County, on the south by Levy County and on the west by Dixie and Lafayette counties. The northern border line is formed by the Santa Fe River, which is tributary to the Suwannee, the latter dividing Gilchrist from Dixie and Lafayette on the west. The county was authorized to be gin its functions January 1, 1926, appointed by the governor: James E. Willis-Clerk of Circuit Court, A.D. Fields-Sheriff, W.J. Matthews-Judge, Mrs. Murray E. Johnson, superin tendent of public instruction, J.T. Jones-tax collector, Gordon Philpottax assessor, and John W. Jones, su pervisor of registration. Members of the county commission were: Frank Handley, T.J. Everett, J.O. Thomas, Dr. I.P. Philpot, and M.L. Langford. Members of the county school board were: R.C. Lang, Henry Everett, and of the board of county commission ers was on January 7, 1926 in an old school building in Trenton. The county has one of the lowest millage rates in the state. There is no indebtedness with the exception of $40,000 in school bonds which were issued to construct new buildings. With the present income from local taxation, and from state taxes such as those on gasoline and race tracks, the county can continue its present low millage and be able to construct all necessary roads without placing an additional burden on the taxpayers. The percentage of court cases in the county is very low and its sessions of court are the shortest in Florida. Trenton was selected as the tempo rary site for the court house, the com story frame school building on Main Street. On May 7, 1926, an election called for the purpose of selecting a permanent county site. The per manent site for the court house was purchased from the Colson Estate, $3,446 was paid for this and the site for the jail. Soon after the election, the com missioner purchased the wooden building and lot which were being used as a court house and courtyard. On the night of November 18, 1932, All records were lost with the excep of circuit court, and a few from the an iron safe. This serious loss occa sioned quite a bit of labor and trouble ately sought to replace such records as might be restored. Fortunately, the county judge was able to obtain from the Vital Statistics Bureau in Jack sonville copies of records such as births, deaths, and marriages; and the tax assessor was able to secure cop ies of reports previously made to the state comptroller in Tallahassee. Smith, Holborn and Dozier, En gineers and Architects, of Jackson ville, were given a contract to direct construction of the permanent court house, their remuneration being 5 percent of the cost of construction. Contract for construction of the new court house was awarded to H. McN. Wade, for $18,162 on March 29, 1933. The new court house was begun in the spring of 1933 and was completed on August 2, 1933, at a cost of about $20,000. This was ac complished without any additional levy of taxes. This handsome, mod ern building is of brick construction. On April 3, 1934, work was begun on new concrete sidewalks around the court house and a very beautiful landscape planting in the courtyard. All materials and plants were fur nished by he county, while the labor was furnished and directed through a FERA project. Trenton is situated in the southern part of the county, eight miles east of the Suwannee River, and beautiful Fanning Springs which is just over the line in Levy County. The town has grown steadily since 1908. It was incorporated as the Town of Tren ton on December 12, 1908, with Brooker-mayor, O.N. Sanders, C.C. Doke, C.J. Fletcher, W.W. Smith, W.A. Lindsey, F.F. Williams-clerk, L. Yauncy-Marshall. A private company furnished Tren ton with electric lights from 1909 to 1929, at which time it sold its inter ests to the Florida Power Corporation, which provides continuous service. The city water was distributed by a private company from about 1908 to 1937. A new water system, built through a PWA project, was installed during the spring of 1937. Before the arrival of the railroad in 1907, mail was brought twice a week to Trenton via the Star rural route from Gainesville. Trenton is located in an area which is unsurpassed in this section as a farming center. No other community in the entire state markets more hogs and turkeys each season. The in come from hogs alone was averaged $200,000 a season and better. The production of lumber and tur proportions in the early days of the area. Dollars grew on trees-and such trees! The county was one vast forest of big pines, hardwoods and some ce dar. There are three turpentine plants now in successful operation, but all large timber has long since been cut over, with the exception of two or three large tracts owned by landholding companies. A considerable portion of the cut-over land is under going reforestation. However agriculture has always been the basic industry of the county. This embraces general farming, truck crops, livestock and poultry. The principal crops are corn, peanuts, to bacco, cotton (both long and short), watermelons, cucumbers, sugar cane and sweet potatoes. In 1930, there were 476 farms, which contained a total of 70,447 acres, or an average of 148 acres to the farm. There are thousands of acres, suitable for gen eral farming, as yet undeveloped. There is an abundance of game, consisting mainly of quail, doves, ducks, turkeys and squirrels. Fishing on the Suwannee River is a sport en joyed the year around. The Suwannee River shores and Fanning Springs have been the playgrounds of this occupation by man. This is evidence by relics of various kinds which have been found. The waters of the spring are cold, and so crystal clear that the multi-colored bottom is plainly vis ible. It is set in a grove of live oaks and water oaks and empties into the Suwannee. There are facilities at the springs for bathing and boating. Rich deposits of hard phosphate southwest portion of the county, near Tyler and Trenton. These beds contain a potential source of great wealth. At tempts were formerly made to mine the phosphate, but were discontin ued on account of prohibitive freight rates. and coarse and very fertile. Especially mild and delightful is the climate of Gilchrist. The average rainfall is 49 inches and the average temperature is 70 degrees. Most of the country is high, well-drained and very wholesome. Educational facilities are on a par with the other counties of Florida. which are elementary. The two high schools, one at Trenton, valued at $65,000, and the one at Bell, valued at $45,000, are on the accredited state list. The total value of real property and equipment in white schools is $125,697; in black schools, $515. Some of the black churches are also used for schools. In 1936 the number of supervisors, principals and teachers was 29; the total number of enrolled white students was 985, of black 170. A school motor bus system affords comfortable transportation to high school students from all rural areas. There was formerly an old school building in Trenton known as the Trenton Academy. The old wooden school building known as the Suwan nee Building, was sold by the county for $85 on October 3, 1933. See Part II in next weeks paper


July 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Rick Good ing Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jarrett Thomas and Jimmie Futch Cross City Cemetery. A visitation was held at 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Following the services, family and friends gathered at Lydia Baptist Church for fellowship. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _____________ Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth Royston Hogate Suzanne Elizabeth Royston Ho gate, 69, of Williston, went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 30, 2014 at Haven Hospice of the illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 6, 1945, to the late John M. and Marjorie (Wolf) Royston. Suzanne attended Meadow brook Church in Ocala. She owned and operated Two by Two Preschool in Williston for 18 years and was known as Ms. Sue to the many chil dren and their families that she pro vided love, guidance and care to. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach, and she also enjoyed cooking, traveling and eating out. Thanksgiving, Christmas and birth days were special holidays to her, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Suzanne will be missed by those she leaves behind, her husband of over 50 years, Roy Hogate of Willis ton; daughters, Suzanne Mills of Wil liston, Sandy (Paul) Wilson of Willis ton, Robin (Jeff) Starnes of Bronson; sister Jeannie Steigerwalt of Penn sylvania; seven grandchildren, Al exandria Fugate, Woodroe Fugate, Kaitlyn Wilson, Hayden Wilson, Kole Starnes, Madison Starnes, Ky ler Starnes; niece and nephew, Emily Steigerwalt and Peter Steigerwalt. Funeral Services were Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mead owbrook Church in Ocala, with visi tation one hour before the services. etery in Williston. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is honored to serve the Hogate family. Condolences may be offered by visit ing our website at www.hiers-baxley. com. ________________ Mr. James William Jimmy Johnson Mr. James William Jimmy John son, 77, of Dade City, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his home. He was born June 20, 1937 in Columbia, Tennessee. He moved with his family to Pasco County in 1947 and lived in Dade City most of his life. He was a 1955 graduate of Pasco High School and attended Florida Christian College in Temple Terrace in 1956. He owned and oper ated Johnsons Tractor Company in Dade City where he sold Oliver trac tors and farm machinery until closing the business in 1980. He worked for Withlacoochee River Electric Co operative, holding several different positions until his retirement in 1999. He also devoted approximately 10 years of volunteer service with TriCommunity Volunteer Fire Depart assistant chief and chief. He was a member of the Trilacoochee Church of Christ, where he lovingly served as a song leader for over 40 years. Jimmy is preceded in death by his He is succeeded by his current wife, Denise Johnson of Dade City; two sons, Ted (Trish) Johnson and David (Nancy) Johnson of Dade City. He son, Gavin, Meg and Caleb; and one great-granddaughter, Kylie. He also has one sister, Nancy (Dub) Jeter of Tallahassee. A true gentleman, full of laughter and love for God, his family and fel lowman. Funeral services were held on 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Floral Memory Gardens. Donations Center in Tampa or a monetary dona tion in Jimmys name to a relative or friend who may be struggling. ________________ THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 Page Seven ~ Log Cabin Quilters ~ Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Mr. Hope Garrett (Buddy) Colson A memorial service for Hope Gar rett (Buddy) Colson will be held on July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Community Center in Trenton. To honor his memory, a reunion luncheon with friends and family will be held. Those in attendance, are asked to bring a covered dish. Jennings Lake SDA, Associate ______________ Ms. Laurel Ann Creel Laurel Ann Creel, 51, of Cedar Key, passed away on July 1, 2014 at Shands Hospital at UF in Gaines ville. Laurel was born December 23, 1962, in Jacksonville, and lived most of her life in the Cedar Key area. She was a registered nurse for many years. She enjoyed sailing and time with her family. She is survived by her father, Alvin Creel, of Cedar Key, a sister, Debo rah Creel, brothers Lawrence Creel and Richard Creel. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Creel in 2006. Funeral Services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor lowed at Shiloh Cemetery. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is honored to serve the Creel Family. Online condolences can be made at our website _________________ Mrs. Ina Marie Fisher was born May 15, 1924, and passed away Thursday, July 3. She was born in Judson (Levy County) to James Dudley and Laverne Cannon Shef She was married to Ted Vernon and is survived by their two daughters, Beverly Cheryl (Gary) Hurst and Brenda Sue (Ed) Croft. She is also survived by grandchildren James Nelus (Stephanie) Ripley, Cecil Deen (Candice) Craft, Katherine Victoria (Richard) Edmonds, Tracy Craft, Christopher (Emily) Craft, Eugenia (Alan) VanSickle, eight great-grand children and three great-great-grand children and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Henry Frank Fisher, who is now de ceased. school in Levy County. She worked with Western Union as a young adult, and then was a homemaker who went on to work in many restaurants in Levy and Dixie counties as a wait with the State of Florida in Trenton at Lancaster Youth Development Center in and in Gainesville at Sun land Training Center, which is now Tachachale. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Trenton. Funeral services were conducted July 9 at 11 a.m. at Knauff Funeral ated. Burial was in Pine Gove Cemetery under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home. ______________ Mrs. Geraldine Mary Hutchins Futch Geraldine Mary Hutchins Futch, 79, of Crawfordville, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2014. Gerry was born on January 10, 1935, in Michigan. Her family moved to Old Town when she was a young girl. She later met and mar ried her husband, Marshall Futch. They raised their children primarily in Dixie County, and were members of Lydia Baptist Church. She retired after several years of service with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Depart ment. Gerry is best known to her children and grandchildren as being a hard worker, good wife and mother, and holding strong family values pass ing down traditions that taught them to come together. Some of those tra ditions included Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes and big family gettogethers. Gerry is best remembered as a generous, thoughtful woman. for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil... Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marshall Futch, and her children: Jimmie (Marilyn) Futch, Ronnie (Ellen) Futch, and Linda Futch, all of Dixie County, as well as a host of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, PREVIOUS OBITUARIES can be found online. Visit our website at Mr. Allen E. Lomnick Allen E. Lomnick, 77, passed away on July 6, 2014, in Gainesville. Al len was born on October 12, 1936 in Newberry, to Benjamin Lomnick and Agnes Hightower Lomnick. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He was an automotive technician. He is survived by four daugh ters; Betty Kinder of Bell, Barbara Lomnick of Tampa, Cathy Sparks of Newberry, and Patty Menotti of Jacksonville; eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton. com _______________ Mr. Walter A. Mock Walter A. Mock, 79, of Old Town passed away July 5, 2014 following a brief illness. Mr. Mock was born in Carrabelle, but had lived in Old Town for six years after moving there from Perry. Mr. Mock was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the Proctor and Gamble Paper Company in Perry. Mr. Mock was a member of the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Mabel Mock, a son Walter A. Mock, Jr., three sis ters and one brother. Mr. Mock was survived by his wife of 45 years, Peggy Mock; his daughters Angelia J. (Ronnie) Dean and Stacy (Dean) Watson; his sons Jimmy Sutton and Freddie (Stacy) Mock, a daughter-in-law Bambi Mock; his brothers, Herbert (Cath erine) Mock, Theron (Sherry) Mock, and Donnie (Betty Ruth) Mock; and a sister Jessie Mae (Jim) Bockelman. Fifteen grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members, also survive. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Mock at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Cross City Pen tecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Randy Richardson and Pastor Wen Arrangements are under the direc tion of Watson Funeral Home. _______________ Mr. Fred A. Shewmaker Fred Shewmaker left his earthly body on Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born December 3, 1931, in Beech Grove, Arkansas to L. G. and Grace Shewmaker. He moved with his family to Port Huron, Michigan and Long Beach, California. Fred graduated from high school in 1949 and continued his educa tion at Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas. His studies were in terrupted by his enlistment into the U. He returned to Abilene to graduate in 1957. He married his wife, Joyce, in After spending 6 months in Hawaii they moved to California where they began to raise their family. Fred be gan preaching the gospel while living in California and from April 1964 to December 2001, worked as a preach er with many churches of Christ in and Florida. After his wife, Joyce, passed in January of 2001, he contin ued preaching with the North Miami Church of Christ in his last full-time work until he retired at age 70. He continued to preach the gospel as he traveled to Canada, Australia, South cated to the New Smyrna Beach area and worshiped with the Central Ave nue Church of Christ until October of 2013 when he moved to Trenton. He became ill while traveling in Tennes see and passed from this earthly life in Franklin, Tennessee at 4:30 a.m., Monday, June 30. He is survived by his sister, Mar cella (Stan) Bethel, and by his 5 chil dren, James (Cynthia) Shewmaker, Sarah Rosado, Suzi Harrison, John Shewmaker and Marti (Danny) Al len. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchil dren, a niece, a nephew and a host of friends and other family whom he cherished. Fred enjoyed almost 83 years here with us and he left with a hope of a home eternal with our Lord. He would want us all to share his hope and be prepared to end our own earthly trav els and enter eternal life on the day of resurrection and judgement when our Lord and Master, Jesus the Christ re turns to gather home those who have been faithful. A service was held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brent wood Roesch Patton Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. East Brentwood, Tennessee with his oldest son, James ating. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ment to follow the service. 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Log Cabin Quilters The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 3 at the Levy County Quilt Museum on 11050 NW 10th Avenue. The ladies worked on the quilt in the frame. There is even room for non-quilters to sit around and watch. Now, thread. Greg and the boys were out during the week. Thanks Lancaster for making Steve, from Cross City, came by with donations of a dress form and foam neighborhood. The dress is on loan from Linda, a member of General Robert lady. The rocking chairs are waiting for your visit. One of the many totes/purses that we have at the Museum. Another purse with extra bags for various items. Need to send a fax? Need a fax received for you? (352) 463-7393 FAX The Journal (352) 463-7135


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Legal Notices (Continued from page 7) City of Fanning Springs City Election Qualifying for the 2014 City Election for City Council and Mayor begins August 4, 2014 at 12 Noon and ends August 8, 2014 at 12 Noon. City Council seats available for election are Seat #4, Seat #3, and Mayor. Anyone interested in qualifying for a seat on the City Council or Mayor should contact Sheila Watson, City Clerk, 352463-2855 X 201, at City Hall, or come by City Hall at 17651 NW 90th Ct., Fanning Springs, Florida. Publish July 3, 10 & 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 21-2012-CA-000084 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. JUDY K. MONEY et al, Defendant(s). ____________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 26, 2014 and entered in Case NO. 21-2012-CA-000084 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for GILCHRIST County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and JUDY K MONEY; DAVID RUSSELL MONEY, JR; DAVID RUSSELL MONEY, SR.; JUDY LEE MONEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTH DOOR OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 25th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 220 FEET OF THE NORTH 990 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC TION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETH ER WITH THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF EASEMENT OVER THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND THE NORTH 20 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, AS DESCRIBED IN INSTRU MENT 2003003217, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1849 NW 30TH STREET, BELL, FL 32619 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 27, 2014. Todd Newton Clerk of the Circuit Court By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act Under the Americans with Disabili ties Act, if you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require ASL interpreter or an as sisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court In terpreting at Published July 3 & 10, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-103 FARM CREDIT OF FLORIDA, ACA, successor by merger to Farm Credit of North Florida, ACA, as agent nominee for itself and its wholly owned subsidiary Florida Federal Land Bank Association, FLCA, successor by merger to Farm Credit of North Florida, FLCA, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER OWENS HALTER, an individual; JOSEPH BRAXTON HALTER an individual; ALISHA MARIE HALTER KAGE an individual; DAVID EUGENE KAGE an individual; DAVID AARON HALTER an individual, FAITH Arrest Report HALTER CANAVAN an individual; MONA BALLARD an individual Defendants. __________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that Todd Newton, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will on July 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse located at 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash the real property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida more fully described as: Commence at the Southwest Corner of Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 14 East and run thence N 89 deg. 30 min. E along the South line of said Section 35, 251.6 feet to the Southeast corner of Wilkersons Suwannee River Heights Subdivision, as recorded in the public Records of Gilchrist County, Florida, for a POINT OF BEGINNING, then run N 0 deg. 30 min. W, along the East line of said Subdivision, 116.12 feet, thence run N 48 deg. 30 min. E, along said East line, 124.06 feet to a Point of Curve to the left, thence run Northeasterly along said curve, having a radius of 1536.81 feet an arc distance of 979.02 feet to a Point of Tangent, thence run N 12 deg. 00 min. E, 366.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said subdivision, thence run S 78 deg. 00 min. E, 83.88 feet, thence run S 12 deg. 00 min. W, 2.28 feet to the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, said Section 35, thence run N 89 deg. 29 min. 38 sec. E along said North line, 318.89 feet to the East line of said Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4, thence run S 0 deg. 48 min. E, along said East line, 1363.68 feet to the South line of said Section 35, thence run 89 deg. 30 min. W along said South line, 1068.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT the South 18.0 feet thereof, now occupied by County Road. Said lands being a part of the West 1/2 (one-half) of the Southwest 1/4, Section 35, Township 7 South, Range 14 East. This property being the same property as shown in that certain deed from Cleveland O. Wilkerson, as administrator of the estate of Maude M. Wilkerson deceased, to Cleveland O. Wilkerson and wife, Fairy W. Wilkerson as 42, Page 157, et seq., of the public record of Gilchrist County, Florida. (the Real Property). The sale will be conducted pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 21, 2014, in this action. The Real Property will be sold to the highest and best bidder percent (5%) of the bid amount and return with the remaining funds by 12:00 p.m. on July 29, 2014. The successful registry fee and documentary stamps on ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. seal of this Court on this 27th day of June, 2014. Todd Newton Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /S/ L. Ayers Deputy Clerk Publish July 3, 10, 2014b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-DR-137 Division: DR Penny Browning Petitioner and John Conard Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: John Conard Address Unknown 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 PENNY BROWNING, whose address is 8249 SE 69th Terrace Trenton, FL 32693 on or before July 10, of this Court at 112 SOUTH MAIN ST., TRENTON, FL 32693, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Address, Florida Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at 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 June 10, 2014. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kendra Cathey Deputy Clerk Published June 19, 26 & July 3 & 10, 2014b. ________________ NOTICE OF MEETING CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The City Council has called a Workshop to meet on July 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm at the Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Ct. Fanning Springs, FL. The Agenda is: 2014-2015 Budget Workshop PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. Which record includes the testimo ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED this 7th day of July, 2014, By Sheila Watson, City Clerk, City Of Fanning Springs, Florida. Pub. July 10, 2014. ________________ NOTICE OF MEETING CITY OF FANNING SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The City Council will meet in a Joint Meet ing with the NCRWA July 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm at the Fanning Springs City Hall, 17651 NW 90th Ct. Fanning Springs, FL. The Agenda is: Discussion regarding the Interlocal Agreement between Nature Coast Re gional Water Authority And The City of Fanning Springs. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.0105 that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. Which record includes the testimo ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED this 7th day of July, 2014, By Sheila Watson, City Clerk, City Of Fanning Springs, Florida. Pub. July 10, 2014. ________________ PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE Trenton Mini Storage and Gilchrist Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self-Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801-83.809) hereby gives Notice of Sale under said Act, to wit: On August 2, 2014, Trenton Mini Storage, 1606 East Wade Street, Florida, at 9:00 AM, Damon Leggett, owner, will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder over which is owed on the contents of the space rented by: Tonya Akins, Blake Boyette, Regina Whitehead, Jody Surprenant On August 2, 2014, Gilchrist Storage, 1643 SW SR 26, Florida, at 10:00 AM, Damon Leggett, owner, will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder over which is owed on the contents of the space rented by: Stacie Smith, Valerie Silka, Allen Williams consisting of personal and household items. This sale is being made to satisfy a June 25, 2014 Michael Vincent Tipler, 26, of Williston, was arrested by Deputy Vanduren, Levy County Sheriffs Department, for Probation Violation, no bond. June 30, 2014 Valerie Melinda Campbell, 33, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Crimes Against Person Corrupt by Threat to Public Obstruction Without Violence, bond $52,500.00. James W. Nessmith, Jr., 36, of Suwannee, Georgia, was arrested by Deputy Tucker, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Out of County Warrant, Possession of Less than 20 Grams of Controlled Substance, no bond. Kendrick Keith Washington, 31, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Out of County Warrant, $100 cash. July 1, 2014 Rocky Steven Ross, 33, of Newberry, was arrested by Deputy Gentry, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Scheme to Defraud, Swindle to Obtain Property under $20,000.00, bond $15,000.00. Marcus (NMN) Waugh, Jr., 24, of Trenton, was arrested by Sergeant Stalvey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Cocaine Distribution of Schedule II Drug; Cocaine Possession; Possession and or use of Drug Equipment, bond $32,500.00. July 2, 2014 Gregory A. Hale, 37, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy Simpson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for DUI Probation Violation, no bond. July 3, 2014 William Thomas Osteen, 33, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Department, for Battery Touch or Strike, bond $5,000.00. July 4, 2014 Joshua Neale Barron, 27, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Douglas, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Dependency of Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor, Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, Possession and or use of Drug Equipment, bond $35,000.00. Robert Gabriel Samson, 31, of Trenton Police Department, for While License Suspended First Offense, bond $2,500.00. Travis Ray Trowell, 20, of Gainesville, was arrested by Deputy Amanda Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, Weapon Offense use of a Firearm Under Weapon or Ammo by a Convicted Florida Felon, bond $225,000.00. Lewis Lee Willis, 21, of Pensacola, was arrested by Deputy Lee, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Out of County Warrant, Violation of Probation, ROR. July 5, 2014 Cheyenne Kohl Barnes, 22, Keystone Heights, was arrested by Deputy Hendricks, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Battery Theft Second Degree First Offense, Disorderly Conduct Brawling, Fighting Corruption Public Moral Decency, bond $41,000.00 Joseph Scott Ealum, Jr., 20, of Middleburg, was arrested by Deputy Amanda Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Possession of Marijuana not more than 20 Grams, Possession and or use of Drug Equipment, ROR. July 6, 2014 James Robert Fowler, Jr., 28, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Jefferson E. Davis, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for DUI Unlawful Blood Alcohol or Drugs, Possession of Marijuana not more than 20 Grams, Possession and or use of Drug Equipment, ROR. Joshua B. Baldenegro, 25, of Combs, Trenton Police Department, for DUI Unlawful Blood Alcohol or Drugs, Drug Equipment Possession and or Use, bond $10,000.00. Billy Joseph Collins, 20, of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, was arrested by Deputy Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Drug Possession of Controlled Substance MDMA (Esctasy) Without Presecription, bond $5,000.00. Savanna Skye Jones, 21, of Jacksonville, was arrested by Deputy Department, for Drugs, Health or Safety, Possession of Harmful New Legend Drug Without Prescription, Marijuana Possession of not more than 20 Grams, bond $4,000.00; and Possession of Drug Equipment and or Use, ROR. Thomas Michael Keating, 19, of Jacksonville, was arrested by Deputy Amanda Colson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Department, for Possession of MDMA (Esctasy), bond $5,000.00. Mark Adam Pagington, 39, of Jesup, Georgia, was arrested by County Sheriffs Department, for Drug Possession of Controlled Substance Without a Prescription, bond $5,000.00. statutory lien. Dated July14 2014. Trenton Mini Storager Gilchrist Storage Damon Leggett, Owner Trenton, Florida 32693 Telephone: (352) 215-4580 Publish July 10 and 17, 2014b. _____________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, t he Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a BUDGET WORKSHOP on Fri day, July 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meet ing Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a proposed agenda: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the FY 14/15 proposed bud gets. The following subjects have been scheduled: General Government Courthouse Operations Other Building Operations Detention & Corrections Community Development Tourist Development Animal Control Library Rodeo Arena Solid Waste Fund Balance Discussion Millage Rate Analysis Persons with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)4633169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any mat ter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimo ny 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 Pub. July 10, 2014b. _____________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commission ers, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a BUDGET WORKSHOP on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The fol lowing is a proposed agenda: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the FY 14/15 proposed bud gets. The following subjects have been scheduled: Clerk of Court Supervisor of Elections Property Appraiser Sheriff Other Departments: Code Enforcement Veterans Services Other Departments Persons with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in the proceeding should contact (352)4633169 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service (800)955-8771. PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Commission with respect to any mat ter considered at said hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, that person may need to insure that a verbatim record is made, which record includes the testimo ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA D. RAY HARRISON, JR., CHAIRMAN ATTEST: TODD NEWTON, CLERK OF COURT Publish July 10, 2014b _____________ Grace Ministry openings Residential opening: Our Grace Ranch Recovery Home will have two bed openings beginning July 14. If you know someone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, please have them contact Grace Ministry. Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in giving your time and tal ents to this ministry. For more information, call (352) 463-8700 or visit www.grace-minis


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Three members of the senior chapter and one member of the middle school chapter traveled with two members of the Bell Sr. FFA chapter to Haines City to attend the Florida Leadership Adventures conference from June 18 thru 21. During the leadership conference members participated with other FFA members from around the state in workshops focused on leadership, teamwork, communication, and social media. Our members even had the opportunity to participate in low and high rope challenge courses. This past week, 16 members of the Trenton FFA chapters attended the 86th annual Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando, FL. Our members joined nearly 4,000 other members from around the state to attend leadership workshops, participate in career development events, and attend sessions. Erin Jones of the senior chapter was a development event and competed during convention. To become application, resume and cover letter, and participated in a phone interview, personal interview, and completed a follow-up letter while at convention. Lauren Roberts of the middle school chapter competed and won the subdistrict and district contests with her speech entitled Honey Bees: Sweet Success or Food Frailty? While at convention, Lauren was named the state winner on the convention stage during the fourth general session on Wednesday evening. Lauren has learned and became intrigued with the importance of honeybees and wants to continue to be an advocate for the honeybee. Additionally, while at convention both the middle and senior chapters were recognized as premier chapters for their work with student and community development throughout the school year. The middle school chapter was also awarded with 100 percent membership. During the High School Parade of Champions, members of the senior chapter dairy team, Austin Polk, Erin Jones, Amanda Williams, and Cody Norton, were recognized contest, and Matthew George and Brooks Parrish were recognized for placing fourth in the state ornamental horticulture demonstration career development event with their demonstration on Daylily production. During the sixth general session on Thursday afternoon, Matthew George was recognized as Daylily business, Josh Harrison was with his work with honey bees and honey production, and Erin Jones area for her work with poultry production and the Specialty Crop work with green peanut production. Matthew George was named as the Nursery Operation and Erin Jones named as the Specialty Crop Production winner on stage. Both of their applications will be forwarded to National FFA to compete in the awards. During the eighth general session on Friday morning, Lori Harrison, Hunter Parrish, Katie Quincey, and Asheton Sanchez were recognized for earning the coveted American FFA Degree. Erin Jones, Austin Polk, and Amanda Williams were recognized for earning their State FFA Degree as well. Also during the session, Emily Horlocker of the middle school chapter was recognized as being one of the state winners in the Alumni Essay contest, What Does FFA Mean to Me?, where she won a scholarship to attend the Florida Leadership Adventures conference. On Thursday, members also had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Ted Yoho, per his request. He congratulated the members on their accomplishments and expressed his support for the group. Trenton FFA chapters wonderful week wrapped up with Austin Polk of the senior chapter being named participated in a two day screening process of a written test, group activities, and several interviews to Presidential candidate. Throughout April and May Austin traveled across to get to know other FFA members Austin served as a delegate committee chair, delivered his candidate speech entitled Fired Up to Serve, participated in delegate question and answer sessions, and met many members from around the state. Over the next 365 days, Austin will serve as an advocate for agriculture and the Florida FFA Association. Austin and his six teammates will develop and present leadership workshops, visit schools and chapters to encourage students to participate in agricultural education and FFA, partake in an internship with Commissioner Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many other responsibilities. Austin join s several others as leaders of the Florida FFA Association who have come out of the Trenton FFA. Austin Polk Erin Jones and Ashley Young Austin Polk, Amber Holder, Emily Horlocker, Dakota Horlocker, and Ashley Young. At left: Hallie and Denny George are pictured with their son, Matthew. Heather Rucker and Josh Harrison Trenton FFA chapters shine at State Convention