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Serving Gilchrist County and Surrounding Area for over 83 Years 207 North Main Street, Trenton, Florida 32693 Vol. 84 No. 9 Phone (352) 463-7135 Fax (352) 463-7393 www.gilchristcountyjournal.net Thursday, July 24, 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 24, 2014 THE GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL WAS PLACED IN THE MAIL TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. IF IT ARRIVES LATE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR POSTMASTER. Kimberly Kinkel and her sister, Paige Williams, both of Melrose, have fond memories of summers spent at Hart Springs when they were kids. My sister Paige learned to swim here, Kimberly recalled on Monday. Every summer, the sisters try to bring their children to Hart Springs, so they can make their own memories. Jumping into the boil, balancing on paddle boards and swimming through the clear, cold water kept the teenagers busy on Monday afternoon. Kimberlys daughters Meghan Kinkel and Bailey Kinkel are pictured above jumping into the boil, along with their cousin, McKenzie Williams and friend, Chelsea Tussinger. Splishin and a Splashin By Carrie A. Mizell Gilchrist County Commissioners have been asked to consider granting Mitchell Gentry, manager of Hart Springs Park, permission to drive his county vehicle home. Gentry lives less than one mile from the park he oversees, and maintains that being able to drive a county vehicle home would save the county money. Why is he asking for permission now to do what hes been doing for a long time? asked Commission Chair D. Ray Harrison, Jr. on Monday. Harrison said he has had complaints from citizens who saw Gentry and his wife in the county issued vehicle Gentry drives eating dinner at Pizza questioned the countys liability if Gentry were to get into an automobile accident in his county vehicle with a non-county employee in the passengers seat. That is not the only complaint Harrison has received regarding the Hart Springs park manager. During the July 7 meeting of the Gilchrist County Commissioners, Harrison told his fellow commissioners that he has heard several complaints regarding the operation of Hart Springs Park. Park managers use of county vehicle being questioned One woman reportedly complained after she was told that she could not walk down the boardwalk at Hart Springs while her daughter was taking swimming lessons at the Hart Springs pool. The woman had paid for her daughter to use the pool, so she could participate in the swimming lessons, but she was not permitted to walk along the boardwalk to kill time while her daughter took lessons. Another visitor to Hart Springs Park was a senior citizen who was asked to pay an entrance fee at the gate to attend her family reunion, despite the fact that her family members had already paid to reserve the pavilion and she had no intentions of swimming in the springs. I think we need to be doing everything we can to entice people to go down and use Hart Springs, Harrison said. Though Gentry was not at Mondays county commission meeting, he sent a letter outlining his request to drive his county vehicle home. I was told to from the time I was employed to drive the vehicle home, Gentry stated. The reasoning was that managers before me lived in the See PARK MANAGER, Page 10 By Carrie A. Mizell The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday to set the proposed millage rate for TRIM at 8.4576, with hopes that the county can remain at its current rate of 8.2976. Commissioner John Rance Thomas said that the Board as a whole wants to hold the millage rate for 2014-15 at what it currently is, despite an increase in insurance and retirement costs the county has incurred, which will make balancing the budget in 2013-14 all but impossible. This is just what its being set at, but we are working to get it down to 8.2976, Thomas explained. In order to balance the budget, Thomas said the Board would likely need to increase the millage rate to 8.6952, which would bring in an additional $250,000 in revenue. However, raising the millage rate is not something any of the commissioners are in favor of. Instead, they have asked all departments within the county to operate on less in 201415 to hopefully slow the erosion of the countys reserve fund which has been steadily dropping over the last several years. Commission Chair D. Ray Harrison, Jr. voted no on the proposed millage Proposed millage rate set at 8.4576 See MILLAGE RATE, Page 10 Members of the coaching staffs of the 2013 Class 1A Baseball and Football State Championship teams are pictured standing in entrance to the City of Trenton. Placed on state and US highways entering the municipality, the signs ackowledge the town of Trenton as home of the 2013 Class 1A Baseball and Football State Champions. Pictured at left, front row from left to right: Greg Turner, Toney Sullivan, and Head Football Coach Andrew Thomas. Back row, from left to right: Head Baseball Coach Todd Bryant, Shannon Smith, Terry Parrish, and Lyle Wilkerson. Not pictured, Assistant Coach Randy Fuller and Trenton City Manager Taylor Brown. Trenton Tiger fans are proud of the players and coaches who worked hard to bring home two state titles in 2013. Go Tigers! State champs call Trenton home Stando north of Bell ends with a fatality By Carrie A. Mizell A 26-year-old man described as having mental health issues was shot and killed early Tuesday morning, ending an 11 hour standoff with The Gilchrist County Sheriffs at 2:41 p.m. from Jay Donald Stankovichs father, who told a dispatcher that his disturbed son had a gun and was suicidal. Schultz, responded to 4740 NW 10th Street, off County Road 313 in Bell at 2:56 p.m. Stankovich, who was armed with a stolen .38 caliber handgun, had active felony warrants out of Duval County arrived, they found Stankovich outside of his home. He refused commands and made verbal threats to harm Gilchrist County deputies if they approached him. Stankovich come out. Sheriff Schultz and his deputies secured the area and ensured safety for Stankovichs father, who was on scene. Sheriff Schultz said he recognized the need for additional resources, and called in the Alachua and Negotiation Response Team, which included a robot. The robot has camera capability and would be used to gather information inside the home. After 11 hours of negotiations, during which Stankovich discharged out of the house and pointed a gun Stankovich was shot and SWAT medics rendered aid. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The investigation has been turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the involved deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure. Stankovich had reportedly moved to Bell recently and was living in a separate residence on his parents property. On Tuesday morning, Sheriff Schultz expressed condolences to the Stankovich family and said he was obviously disapointed that the young man had not made the choice to surrender peacefully. BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE Help Gilchrist County Students Collection box at the Gilchrist County Journal Bring in: backpacks, glue, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, scissors
Page Two THURSDAY, JULY 24, 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. Gilchrist County Journal FAX SERVICE 463-7393 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. 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. Shepherd-Crews Reunion 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 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: www.3riverslibrary.com Summer Reading Program Tide Tables For The Week of 7/24 to 7/30 for the mouth of the Suwannee River The Education Foundation of Gil christ County will hold its 2nd An nual Scholarship Showdown on Fri day, Aug. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The Scholarship Showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes of $100, $250, $750, $1,000 and $2,500. Only 300 tickets will be sold and you do not need to be present to win. While you enjoy the excitement and anticipation of the drawing, you are invited to enjoy a delicious catered dinner. There will also be fun games with prizes-all to raise money for scholarships. Tickets are on sale now at the Gil christ County Courthouse, Ameris Bank, Capital City Bank in Bell and Trenton, and Drummond Bank. For more information, call Marti at (352) 262-1829. Education Foundations Scholarship Showdown is Aug. 8 Imagine trying to do a school as signment without having a pencil to write with. Each school year, area teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to ensure their students have the tools they need to get a good education. For the seventh year in a row the Gilchrist County Journal is working to help offset costs to local teachers by providing school supplies for chil dren who need them during the 201415 school year. A collection box has been set up inside the Gilchrist County Journal Street in Trenton. School supplies will be collected for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade this fall at Tren ton and Bell schools. Local citizens are asked to please donate school supplies. Pencils, pens, notebooks, glue, crayons and back packs are needed. The collection will end on Thurs day, Aug. 14. All school supplies collected will be evenly distributed between Trenton Elementary School, Bell Elementary School, Trenton Middle-High School and Bell Mid dle-High School. Guidance counsel ors at each of these schools will be giving the supplies out to students with a need. Remember Gilchrist County stu dents will start back to school on Monday, Aug. 18. School supplies are needed The Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 27, at the Pavilion at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and family and friends are invited to come early and share pictures or stories about the family. You dont have to be a member of this Swilley family any Swilley family will be very welcome. 1931) married Minerva Orange Rowe (1858-1930). They had the following children: Samuel Swilley (1876-1900), Maggie Lorene Swilley Brown (1876-1937), Thomas Jacob Swilley (1880-1961), Kenneth Robert Swilley (1882-1945), Clement Scott Swilley (1884??), Mary Louise Swilley Jones (1887-1972), Reezin Rufus Frank Swilley (1889-1918), Sallie Swilley Moore (1891-1934), Annice Gay Swilley Brock (18931948), Call Rowe Swilley (18961959) and Clyatt Orlando Swilley (1896-1968). Bring a covered dish. Ice and paper goods will be provided. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Sammie at (352) 493-4406. Swilley Family Reunion Socials Running for oce? 1000s OF USED TIRES IN STOCK Any Size You Need, Theres A Good Chance We Have It! CALL 352-463-8448 Like us on Facebook TireWarehouse CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. SELECTS NOMINATING COMMITTEE On July 21, 2014 the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. met and appointed the following members as a committee for nominations: Benjamin W. Beauchamp Mark Bishop V.C. Cannon John Morris Dean Jeff Hayes Jim Palladino Mary Rain Clinton Rogers Shari Sharp Jannie L. Williams The committee will meet on July 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to select nominees to represent Districts 1, 5, and 9 as Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. These districts are presently repre sented by: Thelma McCain District 1 Donald Lane District 5 Barbara Townsend District 9 The Cooperative's Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 10:00 a.m. SPANN'S Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 463-6440 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Manual D & J and Energy Forms Mobile Homes / Houses / Business Locally Owned & Operated "Our Customers Come First" Located on Hwy. 129 LICENSED & INSURED RA 0029414 Serving the Tri-County Area Since 1975 Air Conditioning & Heating WOLFE PLUMBING, INC. Guaranteed Plumbing Service Drain Cleaning, Repairs, Leak Detection, New Construction 7-Day Service 352-463-2202 386-935-0616 Lic # CFC051621 Senior & Veteran Discounts On Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment on Saturday, August Bluegrass 2, 2014, at the Old Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at SR. 349 and CR. 55A. There will be Big Cypress Bluegras s performing along with The Overall Band The music will start at 6:00 stops! Admission is FREE so bring the family and enjoy! Library workshops for August Sign up online at 3riverslibrary. com, space limited (352) 463-3176. Monday, August 4 Paint Party ages 5-10 at 10 a.m., $10 material fee. Monday, August 4 Paint Party ages 11 and above at 2 p.m., $10 material fee. Tuesday, August 5 Acrylic Art at 6 p.m., $15 material fee. Thursday, August 21 Geocaching at 6 p.m. Monday, August 25 Wine Making at 6 p.m. Submitted On June 14, 2014, the Bell High School Class of 1959 celebrated their 55th graduation reunion. The group consisted of class mates, spouses and friends. A great time and sharing was had by all. We also remembered our class mates who are no longer with us. Just this past year, we also lost E. J. Carver. They all have been and will continue to be missed A special thanks to Inez Dees Carnes for the very nice placemats with our class pictures and commencement program, and Hilda Brown Davis for decorations. 48th Philman Family Friends Reunion The 48th Philman Family Friends Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Hart Springs. Please bring a covered dish, dessert, cold drinks and ice to share. Hope to see you there! Bell High School Class of 1959 members are pictured back row, left to right: Anette Thomas Aderholt, Lynda Jamerson Paige, Francine Roberts Barnes, Elberta Ritchie, and Bonnie Osteen Simmons. Third row, Hilda Brown Davis, Maxine Philman Cummings, Inez Dees Carnes, Carrie Hart Cannon, and Wimpy Welch. Second row, Tony Davis and Lavern Cain Hunt. Front row, Polly Roberts Stover, Phronia Langford Stanley, Penny Shepherd Odom, and Mason Bass. Bell High School Class of 1959 Reunion Bill and Maxine Cummings, of Bell, would like to announce the birth Truman Keith was born on May 22, 2014 in Oklahoma City. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.7 inches long. The baby and his parents live in Ponca City, Oklahoma. His parents are Bill and Maxines granddaugh ter, Sara Spielbush and her husband, Tim. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Pam Cummings, paternal grand and maternal great-grandparents are Rich and Mollien Koenig, all of Pon ca City, Oklahoma. Bill and Maxine Cummings visited Oklahoma recently and reported that their new great-grandchild and his parents are doing well. While in Oklahoma, Bill and Max ine attended the high school gradua tion of their grandson Ian Cummings, who Dennis and Pamelas son. Ian will go to college at the Uni versity of Central Oklahoma in Okla homa City, where he will study music theatre. He has appeared in several plays and musicals in Lyric Theater in Oklahoma City and Music Theatre in Wichita, Kansas. His sister Daisy is also at UCO in dance performance, and she is a member of the World Travel Kaleidoscope Dance Com pany. Baby Spielbush Truman Keith Spielbush Happy Birthday wishes to Lynn Davis, Louise Duncan, Brett Col son, Buryl Johnson, Scott Manders, Garrett Lane, John Williams, Larry Hilliard and Chris Gillyard on July 24th; Frances Percival, Mary Stoner, Garrett Bivens, Michael Ferris, Mark Latner, Verna Mae Wilson, Angela Hart Musall and Hoyt Roberts on July 25th; Clara Tyson, Rachel Gillyard, Kirk Barry, and Stephen Stalvey on July 26th; Ryan Hudson, Helen Har wood, Heidi Davis Morgan, Kathy Park, Mike Myers, Sr., Harry Sum mers, Judi Bishop and Juliette Boyer on July 27th; James Johnson, Patricia Haire and Carl Coats on July 28th; Wesley Belanger, Angela Thrash, Lynette Langford, Charles Harris and Chad Brooks on July 29th; Jar rod Langford, Kermit Lee Prime, Jr., Cassie Langford, Carrie Langford, Wayne Lord, Billy Smith and Mary Jo Jeske on July 30th. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers on July 28th.
GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Three THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 By Cindy Jo Ayers Johns Comments By John M. Ayers State Certified School Board Member since 2007 FSBA 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 Florida School Board Association Annual Ethics Training "Fulfilling Every Students Potential" Thank you for your support. Cloud (352) 215-2077 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Cloud Haley for School Board, District 1 "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 GET REAL AUTO INSURANCE FROM A LOCAL AGENT!!! BEN LARRY CFC1428141 SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 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It was a good food, warm accents and a whole lot of friendly. As Rick Bragg says, it was a weekend I would like to press between the pages. For years our daughter, Carrie and I have run around all over Georgia. There are not many areas of the peach state where we have not eaten, shopped or stayed. In fact we sorta love Georgia, from the Okefenokee Restaurant in Folkston, to the heart of Atlanta for a Beth Moore conference, to Dillards famed Dillard House dining room, or across the state to the beautiful Callaway Gardens, even to sweet Blue Ridge, we have explored Georgia from one end to the other. Working at the Journal you learn early on that its a whole lot better to take short little vacations that you can slip in between Tuesday deadlines. So for years we girls have loaded up for short, fun girls trips up into Georgia. John, my husband, is not much of a traveler, but our daughter, Carrie and now our little granddaughter, Allie both love to travel. On Friday we tossed our overnight bags into the back of the ride and headed out for a girls weekend in the Heart of Dixie. Alabama was our chosen destination this time, Birmingham to be precise. Having read Southern Lady magazine for years, we have always wanted to visit some of the charming shops weve seen advertised in the magazine. Most of the shops were located in the cute little town of Homewood, Alabama. Homewood sits right up in Birmingham. As Alabamas largest city grew, it just surrounded several small towns including Homewood. As we were making trip plans I told Carrie I would plan Friday and she could have Saturday. With Carrie and I the destination is one thing, but getting there can be a whole other adventure. From Gilchrist County to Birmingham it is only a 6 hour trip but we left home at 7 and arrived near Birmingham at about 7 in the evening. We believe in making stops along the journey. we visited Land of Cotton antique mall and had lunch at the Blue Plate restaurant. The antiquing was fun and the lunch was down home country cooking. Ive eaten at the Blue Plate several times and it is always good. My choice was fried chicken livers and gizzards, homemade dressing and butter beans, it was delicious. Next, we traveled up highway 231 to Ozark, Alabama, which has sweet tree-lined streets with many beautiful antebellum homes in the historic district. They also have several cute stores in the downtown area. But you have to get off the main road and go into the heart of Ozark. Just on the edge of town we stopped at Front Porch Quilt Shoppe and I spent a happy hour plundering in fabric. After driving for a while, through mostly cotton, we began to get into rolling hills of hardwood and pines. It is a beautiful drive to the upper part of Alabama through rolling hills that a few miles north turn into the southern Tennessee mountains. We stopped for the night in the pretty little town of Columbiana, just southeast of Birmingham. According to a historical marker outside the 1854 courthouse, Columbiana was chosen as the location for the Shelby County Courthouse in 1829. When the citizens of Columbiana learned their town was to be the county seat they promptly went out, found the towns tallest pine, carved out a hole in the tree, and packed it full of gun powder and blew it up in celebration. It was reported the blast was heard on farms for miles around. Apparently the love of blowing things up did not just start with this generation of Southern men. We spent Friday night at the Columbiana Inn on a beautiful crape myrtle lined street in the historic district. Andrew and Diane Moore acquired the 1879 Victorian inn just before it was to be torn down. In fact they did most of the restoration themselves and now the couple graciously host travelers who stop for the night in Columbiana. After a wonderful breakfast at the bed and breakfast we headed out to Wilsonville on Saturday morning. Wilsonville is home to McEwen and Sons which is located inside of Coosa Valley Milling and Hardware, a family owned business that serves as a feed and farm supply to the surrounding area. The milling was the part I was interested in because the McEwens grind organic corn into the best stone ground grits Ive ever eaten. Stone ground grits are not common these days and Ive spent a lot of time mail ordering these slow cooking grits from several regions of the South. But hands down the old-fashioned stone burr milling method, which grinds the corn between two large rotating stones turns out the best grits ever. In the past I have mail ordered grits, meal and popcorn from this mill. But shipping these heavy items is high and since we were going to Birmingham and McEwens was only about 25 miles southeast we decided to take a detour and pay them a visit. We purchased stone ground grits, in white and yellow, local pecans, muscadine grape pepper jelly, and old-fashioned popcorn. As I understand it, the McEwens contract with area farmers to grow their heirloom corn for the grits and meal, and their corn for popcorn is grown by Amish farmers. Needless to say I was in heaven surrounded by all their locally grown and made food items. Next week Ill cover our adventures into Birmingham, a good restaurant and some fun shopping. The following recipe comes from the Columbiana Inn Bed and Breakfast. Note: Diane also owns and operates the Hearts Desire Tea Room in Wilsonville, Alabama. Hearts Desire Quiche 6 eggs 2 1/2 cups whole milk 1 cup Mexican (Fiesta) cheese, grated Italian Herbs (about 1 teaspoon) 1 Package Knorrs dry vegetable soup mix 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste 18 3-inch tart shells Whisk the six eggs and whole milk together in a bowl. Add grated cheese, Italian herbs, dry vegetable soup mix, salt, pepper and sugar and whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Place mixture in the refrigerator before cooking to allow the dry ingredients to absorb the liquid and expand, chill about 1 hour. Fill 3 inch pre-made tart shells with the quiche mixture and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the quiche puffs on top. Mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. The summer is hot and so is the ers, the Gulf inshore or the offshore beat, now is the time to be running I have enjoyed the red bellies from the river this year. The catches be ing reported have been nothing short of phenomenal. For over six weeks now, area anglers have been report ing record catches of beautiful red bellies on the Santa Fe and Suwan nee Rivers. I talked with a friend who stopped by the Journal on Monday morning and he reported a fellow from Bell river this time of year are in real good shape. We have to remember these depths of the river after being out in the sloughs and woods for weeks fat tening up on whatever swims, crawls from a buffet for months now. On Friday afternoon, a group of three of us slipped the airboat in at Shired Island in search of some mullet. I was so hoping this native species had begun to show signs of fattening up with the calendar now nearing August; the mullet too, are in great shape. The tide was low just after noon and this would make catching my tar get species a bit more of a challenge. When the sun is high in the sky and the water is shallow, the mullet are on the move in a hurry. Under these con viding them a sporting chance. We found out that the majority of mul let had moved out of the shallows, but persistence this time of year is the key to catching a good cooler of to show signs of enough fat to smoke and for them to really be tasty. Mark Schuler caught a mess of mullet from Cedar Key last week and he took the time to smoke them and make a little smoked spread. Yes, the smoked mullet spread is tastier than the Amberjack that I have been eating out of the freezer. It seems to have a I enjoy the taste of smoked mullet when it is cool smoked right and not cooked quick and dried out. Mark does a great job smoking the mullet and his spread or dip (as many people call it) is very good. Eating a good smoked mullet re ally takes me back in time. When I was just a boy, on the weekends, we would go with my parents to Cedar Key to buy fresh seafood. Boy, those were the days when the oysters were delicious, the mullet were hot off the wire racks and everything was just right. We would always stop by Mr. P.H and Mrs. Susie Days busi ness going into town right there on SR 24. That way we knew when the tell when the mullet were ready by the smell of the smoke coming from the large tin smoker right near the highway. When we would stop, Mr. P.H. would always pull the freshly smoked mullet off of the top rack and place them into a paper bag to the best. They were juicy, tasty and cooked to perfection. Boy, they were good. This time of year Im always think ing of taking a trip to the coast to catch a mess of mullet to put on the smoker. If you take the time to do it right, they are truly delicious. One of several beautiful antebellum homes located in downtown Ozark, Alabama.
Page Four GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 Heart Matters By Angie Land Legitimate Confederate Heritage Organizations (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 www.pgbcfl.net 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 www.rivercrosscowboychurch.org for more information or visit us on Facebook. We meet at 4050 US Hwy 129, Trenton, FL 32619. Poll of the Week Go to gilchristcountyjournal.net to vote on this weeks poll question: Do you think the Hart Springs park manager should be allowed to drive a county vehicle home? 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 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." email@example.com www.bethelbaptisttrentonfl.com Paid by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Republican for County Commission Dist. 2 Compare the Qualifications Compare the Experience Stay with D. Ray Your vote for D. Ray Harrison, Jr. on August 26, 2014 will be greatly appreciated. Your friend, D Ray 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 BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH ARCHERY SHOOT 7070 SW CR-334A, TRENTON 352-463-2028 SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 SIGN-UP 9:00AM EVENT BEGINS 10:00AM CONTEST, GAMES FOR KIDS, PRIZES AND LUNCH I originally wrote this column early in 2014; it must have struck a chord with quite a few readers, because I have had requests to run it again, so here goes: I try to spend some time reading my Bible every morning. I dont always, but I try because I really need to hear what God has to say. Also, it helps to get His insight before I start the day and decide to do things my own way. Proverbs 14:12 says There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Suddenly, getting up a little earlier seems like a good idea. Some mornings, the things I read are comforting. Other mornings, God challenges me to trust Him with a situation I am worrying about. A few days ago, He gave me some very me away. I cant stop thinking about it, so maybe it will help other parents too! I was reading in Ephesians 4:46 about Christians being called to one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Then I read John 10:4-5 which says, the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will the voice of strangers. As I read this, I started thinking about all the voices that compete for an audience in my own thoughts, and how I need discernment to identify which voice is Gods, and which ones are not. We are called to one God and Father, and that means one authority. Immediately God reminded me of the utmost importance of parents having a united voice when it comes to discipline and authority over their children. Having one parent set a rule or give instruction and then having the other parent undermine it by saying things like, Your Daddy didnt really mean or Just dont your child up for a lifetime of struggle to identify the voice of God. This holds true within the home, and especially if the parents are divorced or separated. Sadly, our reasoning behind undermining the authority has nothing to do with our childs best interest, but rather we do it to feel like the favorite parent or to be their friend. When a child has two parents giving opposite instructions, they get to choose which one they obey, and it will almost always be the one that gives no protection or guidance. That is a high cost for your child to pay for you to get to be the favorite. Remember Satans voice in the garden? Did God actually say, You shall not eat of any tree in the garden? (Genesis 3:1) He was undermining Gods authority, trying to convince her to disobey. If we as parents undermine the other parents authority, our voice can sound remarkably like the Devils. Think about that and go back to John 4:5: a sheep will not follow a strangers voice because they do not know it. If your children are hearing a parents voice undermine authority, the devils voice will be very familiar to them when they try to follow the voice of God. This will make them much more vulnerable to temptation, and it will be easier for them to follow him instead of God. For parents, this is a bigger deal than just making sure your children brush their teeth, pick up their toys or honor their curfew. It is about taking the time to agree on rules and consequences and then setting authority in place. Then when a parents. When both familiar voices agree, any voice that contradicts this authority will be the voice of a stranger to your children and they By Clement Lindsey, SCV Commander Recent reports indicate that the Ku Klux Klan has been distributing literature, no doubt in an attempt to recruit members, here in Gilchrist County. It is perhaps easy for those who are unfamiliar with the legitimate Confederate Heritage Organizations to lump them together with the KKK. The KKK does not do honor to the memory of the Confederacy, symbols of the Confederacy as well as the Cross of Christ our savior. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is an organization of male descendants of those who served the Confederacy honorably. As the armed forces of the Confederacy were ethnically diverse, the SCV welcomes all who have an ancestor regardless of race or ethnicity. The SCV promotes an honest, factual study of the War Between the States, its causes and lingering effects, and in no way have any interest in reviving the issues that caused that war. The SCV has strict policies about whose actions bring dishonor to the memory of those who served the Confederacy. SCV members are in considerable danger of expulsion from membership if found to be part of any such organization. The John Hance OSteen Camp 770 located in Gilchrist County has as part of their bylaws a provision that no member of any organization that promotes disloyalty to or disunity with the United States, or promotes racial or ethnic discrimination or violence, will be allowed membership of the Camp is made aware that any any such organization, said member will be expelled from the Camp, and the Division (State) Adjutant and the Adjutant in Chief (International expulsion. The expelled member will not be allowed further membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans. When you see members of the John Hance OSteen Camp and their compatriots from other Camps marching in the Memorial or Veterans Christmas Parade, or laying a wreath at the Confederate Monument in Trenton, or dedicating the headstone of a long dead Confederate, that we are in no way, shape, or form KKK. Viewpoint: By Carrie A. Mizell From shotgun shells and bows, to welding supplies, lawn mowers, and live bait, Trentons newest business, Greens Outdoors and More has something for everyone. Gilchrist County resident J.D. Green and his daughter, Amanda, have been working on the old Trenton Ace Hardware building on Main Street for several months preparing for a grand opening. Weve had so many people stopping by to see what we were doing, we decided to just go ahead and open up, Amanda said. A grand opening with refreshments and door prizes is being planned for Saturday, Sept. 20. Outdoor store opens in downtown Trenton Over the last 30 years, J.D. Green has driven to and from his business, Greens Power Equipment, in Lake City. One day as he made the turn onto State 47 in Trenton he noticed the building was being vacated, so he bought it with plans to open an outdoor store. I think he was feeling frisky that day, Amanda said with a laugh. The father-daughter duo are welcome customers at the same time. Greens Outdoors and More is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on Greens Outdoors and More, call 463-7090. North Florida Livestock Report Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee Meeting There is a meeting of the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Bell Community Center. We are just a month away from our primary election. All Republican candidates are invited and encouraged to attend. Time will be given to introduce yourself and talk about your campaign. We will also be discussing meet and greet barbecue. There is a lot to get involved with to help ensure victory for our Republican candidates in November. Guest speaker will be State Representative Keith Perry. Representative Perry will give a wrap up on this past legislative session in Tallahassee and a preview of what may be on the horizon. He will also be talking about his campaign for reelection. Compared to last week slaughter cattle were steady and still in high demand on July 16. Yearlings are still in high demand with most classes be ing $1.00 to $2.00 higher. Chad Campbell topped the slaugh ter bull market this week with $132.00 bought by Brown Packing Cattle Tree LLC sold the top slaugh ter cow this week at $122.00 bought by Central Beef. Terrell Register sold the highest price replacement cow at $176.00 bought by Cracker Cattle Co. Missy Batton topped the replacement bull market with $165.00 bought sold the high price pair this week for $2,000.00 bought by Cracker Cattle Co., and the high price yearlings went to Bellamy Cattle at $400.00, sold by Susan Owens, Glen James, Jr., and Sonny Tillman. Check us out on the web at www. market report, news and upcoming net. STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 265.00, 395.00, 342.22 200-249, 200.00, 400.00, 325.67 250-299, 200.00, 395.00, 304.02 300-349, 175.00, 335.00, 264.51 350-399, 160.00, 302.50, 237.70 400-449, 166.00, 268.00, 225.71 450-499, 170.00, 236.00, 213.72 500-549, 198.00, 220.00, 212.75 550-599, 194.00, 220.00, 202.00 600-649, 182.00, 206.00, 196.67 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 150-199, 160.00, 370.00, 319.00 200-249, 165.00, 330.00, 261.25 250-299, 175.00, 290.00, 252.28 300-349, 180.00, 270.00, 232.00 350-399, 190.00, 254.00, 230.64 400-449, 176.00, 242.00, 224.00 450-499, 178.00, 234.00, 212.42 500-549, 160.00, 218.00, 207.50 550-599, 188.00, 212.00, 201.80 600-649, 162.00, 204.00, 183.88 COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-800, 74.00, 162.00, 102.84 800-1000, 73.00, 162.00, 111.08 1000-1200, 86.00, 176.00, 114.70 1200-1400, 99.00, 125.00, 108.42 1400-1600, 89.00, 107.00, 96.25 1600-1800,105.00, 109.00, 107.00 1800-2000,101.00, 105.00. 104.00 BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-1000,116.00, 117.00, 116.50 1000-1200,114.00, 165.00, 137.00 1200-1400,115.00, 127.00, 122.33 1400-1600, 90.00, 124.00, 112.00 1600-1800,129.00, 132.00, 130.67 1800-2000,119.00, 140.00, 128.33 2000-2200,134.00, 140.00, 137.00 PAIRS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 925.00, 2,000.00, 1,400.00 TOTAL: 596
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Five NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Gilchrist County School District will soon consider a budget for 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM at the Gilchrist County School Board Meeting Room located at 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida 32693.
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Six 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 account. This is the A ferry boat was operated for a long time across the river from Wilcox Landing to Fayettesville on the opposite side. Before the Civil War, Mr. Martin, Sr. kept up the ferry. His son, Robert Martin, was in charge of the ferry during the Civil War and was assisted by his young brother, Chap Martin, who still survives and is an honored resident today of Gilchrist County. His age is 89. Robert Martin was pressed into service whenever soldiers, either Confederate or Union, wished to cross the river. They crossed, in small numbers at times, and forced him to serve them at any point which suited their aims. This part of Florida was thick with deserters and raiding parties. An enemy accused this family of harboring deserters. Their home was burned down. Their stock was taken by the Confederates. The Martin family, with the exception of Robert, was taken to Tallahassee and imprisoned in cabins about three or four miles from Tallahassee and were kept there for a month or so. The charge against them was not proven; they were acquitted and were released. The only way to get back home to Alachua County was to walk. Chap Martins mother could not walk fast, so she begged her son to go ahead and leave her, but the lad would not leave his mother. Later the horses were restored to the Martin family, with the exception of one mule. George W. Roberts settled in Alachua County, a few miles from the river, about 1890. A settlement was established on his land by the Farmers Alliance and named, Yular, after his daughter, Yular Roberts. The Farmers Alliance constructed a cotton gin and grist mill. There was also a sawmill. Stores gradually collected around the mills. There were two drug stores, several general stores and the post postmaster. Freight was unloaded from steamboats at Yular Landing. 1890 and 1903, but was gradually abandoned after the railroad reached Trenton. Following the advent of the Seaboard Air Line to Bell, this became a thriving little village. It was incorporated in 1901. All business timber was depleted to such an extent that most of the population moved away and Bell was only a ghost of its former self. Its city charter was no longer used. However, there were several old settlers who believed in the farming possibilities of their section. Eventually their dreams were realized, for today this is a very prosperous community due to farming and stock raising. Tyler was a town in the phosphate belt and was surrounded by a very prosperous agricultural community. receive electric lights. Old Donnie is another old settlement which is now only a known as Jennings Lake. It was supposed to have been named after General Jennings and was located on Jennings Lake, which is one mile long by one-forth mile wide. There are three old cemeteries, one at Cherry Sink, one at Joppa and one at Jennings Lake. These were no doubt in use during the Civil War and perhaps earlier. Cherry Sink is just a few miles from old Fort Fanning. The Rock Bluff Ferry has operated across the river since 1912. The Fanning Ferry operated after 1924 McCrabs Ferry has given active service to the general public during recent years. Gilchrist and Dixie counties each pay half of the expense of this free ferry. A new barge, 20x40 feet, is now being constructed at McCrabs Ferry to accommodate the general public. The materials will be donated by the Putnam Lumber Company of Shamrock. There was formerly a ferry landing at White Bluff about one mile south of the railroad bridge. The ferry was in charge of Joe Anderson, father of F.L. Anderson, sheriff of Dixie County. At this point there was once an Indian mound which contained numerous relics. McCrabs Ferry Landing was formerly known as Coons Bluff. William Lancaster operated the ferry and had a store there about named, McCrab. This has been discontinued for a number of years. A private ferry operated between Fayettesville (at that time in Lafayette County) to Wilcox Landing (later Wannee) in Alachua County, from 1901 to 1904. This ferry was owned by Mrs. Kate Roberts of Fayettesville and was operated by her son, J.R. Roberts, who for many years has served as tax collector for Dixie County. This ferry saw very active service as people were crossing at all hours. The fare charged was as $.05 for a man afoot (by boat) $.15 for a man and horse $.25 for a single team $.40 for a double buggy $.50 for a double wagon Merchandise was also delivered from Mrs. Roberts store by ferry to Wannee. The Confederated Womens Clubs of America are now sponsoring a plan for the erection of a beautiful monument on the Suwannee River in honor of Stephen C. Foster, the writer of Way Down Upon the Suwannee River. It is sincerely hoped that this project will be consummated and that the site chosen will be at Old Fort Fanning in Gilchrist County. No for apart from its natural beauty and accessibility to the public it would perpetuate the memory of old Fort Fanning as well as that of the beloved author. Fort Fanning is located in a historical section of Florida. Some account of happenings just prior to its construction might be of interest. Alexander Arbuthnot, a British sympathizer, 70 years of age, was arrested in 1818 by order of Andrew Jackson and was taken to Suwannee. Major Fannin, for whom the fort was named, was in the court that tried him. General E.P. Gaines, for who Gainesville, Florida was named, was president of the court. Across the river near the fort there is a tomb marking the grave of a slave trader, George Miller, who was region and who died in 1833. This property is now owned by McQueen Chaires of Old Town. It is said that George Miller would buy or steal large numbers of slaves in Georgia and the Carolinas and hide them in the dense woods at this location. He would later sell them to residents of the old settlements in Florida. It was close to, if not at the site of the fort, that Alvar Nunez Cabaza de Vaca crossed the river in his early explorations in Florida in 1528-36. A son of William F. Smith carried the mail from Ellaville, near Live Oak, to a place called Munians Point. This lad was about 13 years old when the war ended. He rode by horseback and it took about three days to make the trip. Chap Martin of Trenton, Florida received a pension which was given him on the strength of his service on the ferry during the Civil War. Elect for Gilchrist County School Board District 1 United for Excellence! McElroy Christie Political advertisement paid for by Christie McElroy, NP for School Board District 1 VOTE AUGUST 26 As an educator I have: Sought resources that will help students be successful Worked with teachers, parents, and students to identify strategies to achieve academic success Helped students access programs available to further vocational education Managed school department budgets and tri-county budgets for early childhood education Taken measures to ensure the success of every student As your School Board Member, I will: Listen to and be a voice for students, parents, teachers, and staff Stand up for what is right and always put the needs of students first Be fiscally responsible Support youth in our community Carefully consider decisions with long term consequences Guard against federal overreach Contact Info: 352-214-7346 NOTES FROM CONNIE SANCHEZ Your Guide to Florida Primary Elections FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE Many new residents come from states with open primaries. Unless you moved from another Closed Primary state, you may not be familiar with what to expect at the polls on Election Day. Down below I have listed exactly which party candidates and issues will be on your ballot based on your party affiliation. The Voter registration books are officially closed 29 days before the primary or general election. I hope this answers your questions about how you will be voting in the Florida Primary Election. If you have any questions, please call the Elections Office. Connie Sanchez, Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections REPUBLICANS If you chose the REPUBLICAN party, you are allowed to vote only for REPUBLICAN candi dates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in the primary election. DEMOCRATS If you chose the DEMOCRATS party, you are allowed to vote only for DEMOCRATS candi dates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in the primary election. MINOR PARTY OR NO PARTY AFFILIATION If you chose a minor party or no party affiliation you are allowed to vote for NON-PARTISAN candidates and REFERENDUMS in the primary election. UNIVERSAL PRIMARY ALL VOTERS REGARLESS OF PARTY ARE ENTITLED TO VOTE in any partys primary election if the winner has no general election opposition. REGISTERING TO VOTE OR CHANGING PARTY CHOICE The registration books close on the 29th day before each election and will remain closed until after the election. During this time party changes are accepted, but only for the purpose of future elections. July 28, 2014 will be the closing of the books. PARTY CHANGES CANNOT BE MADE AT THE POLLS. GILCHRIST COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE 112 SOUTH MAIN STREET, ROOM 128 TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 (352) 463-3194 OR (800) 471-8083 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.VOTEGILCHRIST.COM CERTIFIED FIRM Tommy Parrish 352-317-2688 PAINTING Residential/Commercial Interior/Exterior Drywall Repair CARPET CLEANING Water Restoration Services Tile and Grout Cleaning Pressure Washing email@example.com DURON WILLIAMSONS TREE SERVICE LLC. www.duronwilliamsonstreeservice.com Licensed and Insured Call for FREE Estimates cell 352-318-3610 office 386-935-2180 All Phases of Tree Work From trimming to complete Light land clearing, Bobcat & bucket truck Coach Jim Akins Jim Akins is new head basketball coach Gilchrist County native Jim Akins has accepted a job as head varsity boys basketball coach at Trenton High School. He will also coach track and work as an assistant football coach for the Tigers. Jim is a 1999 graduate of Trenton High School. Marriages Jonathan Matthew Douglas, 37, and Jessica Kathleen Joiner, 30, both of High Springs, were married July 11, 2014, by Lacey Jenson, Ordained Minister. Isaiah Bernard Minter, 32, and Muriel Monique Showers-Bishop, 34, both of Gainesville, were married July 5, 2014, by Matthew W. Geiger, notary. Fausto Barrios Galindo, 26, and Trinidaa Cruz Juarez, 27, both of Jacksonville, were married July 6, 2014, by Carlos Madrigal, Pastor. Jonathan Eli Powers, 35, and DAuna Joy Poulos, 26, both of Trenton. Steven Michael Swan, 42, and Wendy Ann Wilkerson, 42, both of New berry.
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Seven ~ Log Cabin Quilters ~ Obituaries Lindsey Lander Attorney Hunt's Pest Control, Inc. GET RID OF: Cockroaches Waterbugs German Roaches Ants and other Household Pests WE DO TERMITE INSPECTIONS Phone 493-1051 493-4772 "We send 'em packing!" Mrs. Ethelyn Harvella Cook Ethelyn Harvella Cook, 87, of Bell went to be with Jesus on Mon day, July 7, 2014. She was born in Dorothy, West Virginia, on October 6, 1926. She moved to Bell three years ago from her home state of West Vir ginia. Her love for Jesus brought her to Bell Church of God where she was a faithful member. Her favorite holi days were Easter and Christmas. Mrs. Cook loved friends and family and had a big smile to everyone she met. Her light for Jesus shone every day in every way. She was a homemaker. Left to cherish her precious memo ries, are her husband Eugene of 61 years; her two sisters, Sylvia Bailey and Nina Jean Shannon; four chil dren, Mary and her husband Edgar and Christy all of Bell, Marvin and his wife Darlena of Cocoa, and Alpha Jean of Spring Hill; seven grandchil dren, Scott and Todd of Bell, Lonnie of Springhill, Joshua, Shawna, Mark and Aaron all of Cocoa, and nine greatgrandchildren; Logan, Jenna, Ashley, Tiffany, Shawn, Casyn, Brayden, Myla and Emma. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bell Church of God with Pastor will be in Pineview Cemetery in Or gas, West Virginia at a later date. A special thank you to her nurse, Sallie Campbell and the wonderful Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home. Offer online condolences or sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtren ton.com _______________ Mrs. Lona June Howard Lona June Howard, 82, of Mac Clenny, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the Suwanne Valley Care Cen ter, Lake City, following an extended illness. She was born in Bell and re sided in Jacksonville before moving to MacClenny in 1975. She worked for Prudential Life Insurance Compa ny in Jacksonville for many years and worked for Avon Products for over 40 years and served as northeast Florida district manager. She was a graduate of Bell High School, a member of the Prospect Primitive Baptist Church of Jasper, and served as church clerk and treasurer for many Primitive Baptist churches. She enjoyed exercising and her church services and traveling trips as an Avon representative. She is survived by her two daugh ters, Lisa June Wootters of Bell and Molly Wallace of High Springs; three sons, Horace Wayne Stokes of Bell, Michael Williams of Lake City and Danny W. Stokes, Sr. of Macclen ny; and two sisters, Martel Carrier of Rome, New York and Cloia Ann Morris of St. Maries, Idaho. Numer ous grandchildren and great-grand children also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 5, in the Wayfair Primitive Baptist Church in Bell, with Rev. Mike Williams, Elder Albert Altman and Mr. Jimmy Thorn in Wayfair Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Guerry Funeral Home. Please make memorials to Haven Hospice, Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 West U.S. Highway 90, Lake City, Florida 32055. www.guerryfuneralhome.net _______________ Mr. Robert Steve Kato, Sr. Robert Steve Kato, Sr., 68, of Cross City, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home. Born in Jacksonville, Mr. Kato moved to Cross City in 2007 from Hilliard. He served in the United States Army, serving in Germany. He worked for FMC Chemical Company for 20 years as a supervisor and later opened and operated 1st American Drywall, until his retirement. He en ning hot rods. Mr. Kato was a Prot estant. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen Kato of Cross City; son, Robert (Jessica) Kato, Jr. of Pawnee, Oklahoma; daughters, Dawn (Leonard) David of Chesapeake, Virginia, Michele (Edi) Vazquez of Jacksonville, and Jennifer Zielie of Oregon; brothers, John (Anna) Kato of Jacksonville, Jack (Amanda) Kato of Crystal River, and Dan (Vicky) Kato of Jacksonville; sisters, Evelyn Harvey of Cross City and Margaret Asbury of Panama City; sister-inlaw Vickie Kato of Hilliard; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grand children. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Kato. Funeral services will be held Satur day, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Butler Cem etery. A visitation will be held on Friday evening, July 25, 2014, at the funeral home, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________ Mr. Stephen A. McClintick Stephen A. McClintick, 70, died peacefully at his home in Cedar Key, on July 16, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born on May 5, 1944, in An derson, Indiana, to Theodore and Mary (Deakyne) McClintick. He graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1962. He worked at Delco Remy until retiring in 1987, after 25 years. Steve was an avid golfer and a member of He is survived by his sons, Stevie (companion Jahn), and Ted (Natalie); daughter Melissa, step-daughter Mela nie (Bart) Smith, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hiers-Baxley was at Brookside Cemetery in Lapel, Indiana on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is honored to serve the McClintick fam ily. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiersbaxley.com _______________ Mr. Nevin M. Stewart Nevin M. Stewart, 87, of Jena, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the VA Medical Center, in Gaines ville. Mr. Stewart, a lifelong resident of Jena, served in the United States Navy as a member of UDT, Unit #30 (un derwater demolition team, often called frogmen). He worked for Buckeye in the power house until retiring to pur sue porpoise capture and commercial was a longtime pilot, 52 years, using his skills to spot and capture porpoises for use all over the world. One of his major accomplishments was that he es ever in captivity. He enjoyed riding around with his puppies and spending time in nature. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jena. He is survived by daughters, Karen (John) Callahan of Sanford, Ina (Jim) VonStein of Jena. Elaine (Justin) Da vis of Jena, and Danita (Ted) Deacon of Jena; sister, Leona Pitts of Monti cello; eight grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. A graveside memorial service was held at Mt. Olive Cemetery, on Sun day, July 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., with A visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home. _______________ Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Caraway Watts Frances Elizabeth Caraway Watts, 64, of High Springs, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2014. Frances was born on August 10, 1949, in Lake City. She was raised and lived in the area most of her life. Frances was employed at Plantation Oaks as a CNA. For many years she worked as caregiver with the elderly helping with their daily needs. She loved serving the Lord in this capac ity by helping others. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Watts; mother, Lela Caraway; brother Nelson (Charlene) Caraway; sister, Jeanie Caraway; children, Alan (Tonya) Yarbrough of Powder Springs, Georgia, Robbie (Colleen) Yarbrough, and Heather (Matt) Phil lips, both of Bell. She was Nana to Theron, Nathan, Patrick, Rebecca, Kailee, Matthew, Christina, Elizabeth, Ethan, Jaxon, great-grandson Elijah, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held on Satur day, July 26, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in High Springs. _______________ Gilchrist County 4-H Legislature participants from left to right: Josh Akin, Chandler Ash, Tucker McDaniel, Meredith Webber, Spencer Hewitt, and Karina Turner. Submitted During the week of June 23, Gilchrist County 4-H had six participants at the 42nd Florida 4-H Legislature in Tallahassee. At 4-H Legislature participants have the opportunity to take on the roles of representatives, senators, Gilchrist County 4-H attends Florida 4-H Legislature lobbyists, and media correspondents at the Capitol, while staying in FSU dorms. served as: Representative Josh Akin, Representative Chandler Ash, Representative Spencer Hewitt, Senator Tucker McDaniel, Representative Karina Turner, and Media Correspondent Meredith Webber. Representative Chandler Ash also served on the planning committee, and was a Green Party Leader in the House of Representatives. A banquet was held at the end of the week to celebrate the Chris Allen award, which honors the best participants in each role that you can serve in, was presented. Tucker McDaniel was nominated for the Senator Chris Allen award, and Meredith Webber was nominated for the Media Correspondent award. Meredith Webber was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Chris Allen Media Correspondent award. Tucker McDaniel also received the Hot Sauce Award which is given to the Representatives and Senators the award. Gilchrist County 4-H looks forward to having even more participants next year! Celebration for Weder Gilchrist County resident Rick Weder was celebrated on Friday at a special reception held at the Trenton Community Center. Friends gathered to visit with Wed er and offer words of encouragement. Weder is currently battling cancer. QACDG to meet Aug. 7 Submitted The August 7 meeting of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) will include a round robin sharing Gifts to Give and Gifts to Receive. Several members will take up stations throughout the room and demonstrate how to make beautiful or useful or unique items to give or receive for the holidays or any occasion. Small groups of members will travel from station to station learning all the projects and techniques shown. Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) meets monthly, noon, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 N. W. 34th Street, Gainesville. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m,, meeting begins 10 a.m. Guests are welcome. For more information on the guild, call Beverley Hilton, (352) 373-7791, or go to www.qacdg.org. Volunteers News Volunteers meeting, Citizens Patrol drivers reported that cars were driven 2378 miles and volunteers contribut ed 124 hours of their time during the month of June. Vehicles patrolled city and county roads, springs, and boat launch areas. The CARE volunteer made 36 calls and 30 visits to those enrolled in the program which pro vides a sense of security to residents who wish to have someone check on them on a daily basis. The next meeting will be held on welcome interested parties to at tend our meetings which are usually brief. After attending three consecu tive meetings, anyone interested may then apply for membership and will undergo a background check by the valuable service to Gilchrist County by not only patrolling and observ Please consider joining us if you de sire to contribute in a different and rewarding way to Gilchrist County.
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL Page Eight Legal Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000004 CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2013-2, Plaintiff, v. LAYNE B. KNIGHT, et al Defendants. _______________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Amended Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 19th day of June, 2014 in the abovecaptioned action, the following property situated in Gilchrist County, Florida, described as: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF GILCHRIST AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 199 AT PAGE 041 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE WEST ONE HALF (W 1/2) OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEG. 30 MIN. 38 SEC. EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 524.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEG. 30 MIN. 38 SEC. EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 1089.30 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEG. 09 MIN. 00 SEC. EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1600.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEG. 30 MIN. 38 SEC. WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 1089.30 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG. 09 MIN. 00 SEC. WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1600.00 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED THEREON, DESCRIBED AS A 1992 HORTON HOMES DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS H63305GL AND H63305GR, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED THEREIN. Property Address: 7159 NE 30th Street, High Springs, FL 32643. shall be sold by the Clerk of Court on the 25th day of August, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) in person in front of the south doors of the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Clerk of Courts, 112 S. Main St., Trenton, FL 32693, of the, to the highest bidder, for cash, after giving notice as required by section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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. The court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Dated July 7, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD CALL JAN PHILLIPS, ADA COORDINATOR, ALACHUA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 201 E. UNIVERSITY AVE., GAINESVILLE, FL 32601 AT (351) 337-6237 WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL (800) 955-8771; IF YOU ARE ARE VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL (800) 955-8770. Publish July 17, 24, 2014b _____________ NOTICE OF RFQ FOR HART AND OTTER SPRINGS RESTORATION CONSTRUCTION Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners is seeking proposals for the Engineering Design Services for its Hart and Otter Springs Restoration Project. The full RFQ, including engineering plans and permit applications may be obtained at the Gilchrist County SE 1st Street, Trenton, Florida or on Hart and Otter Springs Restorations Construction, they must be sealed and delivered to Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator, 209 SE First Street, Trenton, FL 32693 by hand or delivery service no later than: July 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m (local time). Late proposals will not be accepted and will not be considered for recommendation. Questions regarding the RFQ should be addressed in writing and submitted submittal date to: Mr. Bobby Crosby Gilchrist County Administrator 209 SE 1st Street Trenton, FL 32693 All questions and responses will be listed For further information please contact the at 352-463-3198 or bcrosby@gilchrist. Publish July 17 and 24, 2014b ______________ PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle, VIN# 1FM DU32X5VZB49049, 1997 Ford Explor er, will be sold at Public Auction on Au gust 21, 2014, at 8 a.m. to satisfy a lien, Florida Statute 713.78. The auction will be held at 16720 NW Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 by Fanning Springs Auto, (352) 463-2387. Publish July 24, 2014b _____________ PUBLIC MEETING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Please take notice that the Three Rivers Regional Library Board will hold a Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., at the Dixie County Public Li brary, in Cross City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to at tend and be heard. Please be advised, that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person will need a record of the proceed ings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Person with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (352) 4981200 (Voice & TDD) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. Published July 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 21-2014-CA-24 DAVID E. ROBERTS AND WANDA L. ROBERTS, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. BRENDA A CONRAD a/k/a BRENDA A. BLANK and DEWEY YOPP, if alive and if dead, their respective, unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them individually, and AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES OF HOLLYWOOD, FLA., INC., and ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY OF FLORIDA, INC., its heirs, administrators, assigns, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against it, Defendants. ___________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AVCO FINANCIAL SERVICES OF HOLLYWOOD, FLA. INC 1201 HAYES ST, SUITE 105 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES OF FLORIDA, INC. 1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND RD. PLANTATION, FL 33324 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Reform Legal Description as the following described lands: W 5.01 AC OF S 10.01 AC OF TRACT 7 POSTELL EST UNREC SUBD DESC IN METES & BDS 143/364 145/433 147/84 & 120 154/392 161/689 220/272 281/360 281/397 TAX PARCEL #: 16-08-14-01880000-0071 serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on RONALD W. STEVENS Petitioners attorney, whose address is 32621, on or before August 21, 2014, Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on July 15, 2014. Clerk of Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /S/ L. Ayers Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact ADA (352) 337-6237, (Voice & TDD*711) or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771. Publish July 24, 31, 2014b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 21-2014-CP-17 IN RE: ESTATE OF PEGGY MARIE OWENS SAPP, Deceased, ___________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PEGGY MARIE OWENS SAPP, de ceased, whose date of death was March 19, 2014, File Number 21-2014-CP-17, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gilchrist County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Post The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal represen tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must Arrest Report THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. notice is July 24, 2014. Personal Representative: LARRY D. COLSON 15250 NW 90th Avenue Trenton, Florida 32693 Attorney for Personal Representative: THEODORE M. BURT, P.A. Attorney at Law By: /S/ Theodore M. Burt Florida Bar Number 172404 403 East Wade Street Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-2348 Email: Burt@svic.net Publish July 24 & 31, 2014b _____________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2013-CA-96 GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE, Petitioner, and JAMES CANNON Respondent. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF HEARING There will be a hearing for Final Judgment of Forfeiture before the Honorable Mary Day Coker on September 2, 2014 at 11:15 am in the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Fifteen (15) minutes has been reserved for this hearing. /s/ Lindsey Lander 3560 SW CR 334 Trenton, FL 32693 352-463-1025 PH 352-463-8444 FAX Bar No. 144339 Publish July 24 and 31 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2013-CA-99 GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE, Petitioner, and CHARLES GRIGGS II, SHARON ALLEVA Respondent. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF HEARING There will be a hearing for Final Judgment of Forfeiture before the Honorable Mary Day Coker on September 2, 2014 at 11:15 am in the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Fifteen (15) minutes has been reserved for this hearing. /s/ Lindsey Lander 3560 SW CR 334 Trenton, FL 32693 352-463-1025 PH 352-463-8444 FAX Bar No. 144339 Publish July 24 and 31 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 21-2012-CA-141 CLIFFORD F. HURLEY, STEPHEN M. HURLEY, AND CHRISTOPHER B. HURLEY, Plaintiffs, vs. HURLEY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation, ESTATE OF THOMAS F. HURLEY, UNKNOWN HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NO. 479, and M. C. BRUCE, Tax Collector for Gilchrist County, as holder of tax levy. Defendants. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2013, and entered in Case No. 21-2012-CA-141 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Gilchrist County in which CLIFFORD F. HURLEY, STEPHEN M. HURLEY, AND CHRISTOPHER B. HURLEY, are the Plaintiffs and HURLEY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida corporation, ESTATE OF THOMAS F. HURLEY, UNKNOWN HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NO. levy, are the Defendants. The Clerk of Court shall sell the property at public sale set forth hereinafter, on September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Location of sale: 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, at the south doors of the Courthouse, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, and the following described property as set forth in said Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: All of Section 24, Township 7 South, Range 15 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT part of the NW 1/4 more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NW corner of said Section 24, thence run N. 881 E, along the North line of said Section 24, a distance of 484.80 feet to the Northerly right-of-way (R/W) line of County Road 138 and the Point of Beginning; thence continue N. 881 E., along the said North line, 1272.90 feet; thence S. 01 E., a distance of 30.00 feet; thence S. 881 W., a distance of 966.15 feet; thence S. 29 W., a distance of 129.34 feet to the said Northerly R/W line of County Road 138; thence N. 61 W., along the said R/W line, a distance of 278.86 feet to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 2450 NE CIR 138, Branford, Florida ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER SALE. TODD NEWTON Clerk of Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: L. Ayers Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the 374-3648, within two (2) working days of your receipt of the Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (352) 337-6237, or Florida Relay Service 711. Publish July 24 and 31, 2014b ______________ NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, will hold a Budget Workshop on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Fa cility, located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida. The following is a pro posed agenda: The purpose of this work shop is to discuss the FY 14/15 proposed bud gets. The following subjects have been scheduled: Hart Springs Road Department Self-Insurance Other Departments Persons with disabilities requesting rea sonable accommodations to participate in this 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 decision 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 24, 2014b. ______________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013CP000010 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES SMITH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Smith, deceased, whose date of death was June 26, 2012, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 112 Florida 32693. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. is July 24, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Anga McFarland Anga McFarland 6480 NW 36th Lane Bell, FL 32619 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Harry A. Shevin, Esq. Harry A. Shevin, Esq. Florida Bar #984450 DOMNICK & SHEVIN, PL 5100 PGA Blvd. Suite 317 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Telephone (561) 630-5363 Facsimile: (561) 630-5654 Published July 24 and 31, 2014b. ________________ NOTICE OF RFQ FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SOFTWARE SYSTEM TO INCLUDE; CAD (C omputer Aided Dispatch), RMS (Report Management System), JMS (Jail Management System), and Mobile Gilchrist County Board of County Com missioners is seeking proposals for a Pub lic Safety Software System to include; CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch), RMS (Report Management System), JMS (Jail Management System) and Mobile. The full RFQ, including the instructions for preparation and submission of the proposal may be obtained at the Gilchrist 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693 or it may be downloaded from the Countys Proposals must be marked Public Safe ty Software System, RFP, they must be sealed and delivered to Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator, 209 SE 1st Street, Trenton, FL 32693 by hand or delivery service no later than: August 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (local time). Late pro posals will not be accepted and will not be considered for recommendation. All questions or concerns regarding this RGQ should be submitted in writing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 8, 2014. All questions and the respons es to those questions will be posted on For further information please contact the at 352-463-3198 or bcrosby@gilchrist. Publish July 24 and 31, 2014 ______________ 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 Gilchrist County Land Transactions 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. ______________ July 14, 2014 Mark Richard Affuso, 49, of Alachua, was arrested by Deputy James L. Kitlen, Gilchrist County Schedule II and Possession and or use Drug, $255,000.00 bond. Marcus Detron Hicks, 30, of Alachua, was arrested by Deputy Julie Gironda, Gilchrist County Schedule II, $200,000.00 bond. July 16, 2014 Lake City, was arrested by Deputy Simpson, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Battery by Strangulation; Batttery Neglect Child, Neglect Child with with Violence; Escape, $375,000.00 bond. July 17, 2014 Stacey Louise Kersey, 30, of Lake City, was arrested by Deputy James Warner, Columbia County Sheriffs for Probation Violation, no bond. Harold E. Wilson, 34, of Lake City, was arrested by Deputy James Warner, Columbia County Sheriffs for Probation of Violation, no bond July 19, 2014 Jason Paul Deavitt, 36, of Old Town, was arrested by Deputy James L. Kitlen, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Weapon Firearm, $10,000.00 bond. Jena M. Hindsley, 26, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy James L. Kitlen, Driving While Licenses Suspended or Revoked, $2,000.00 bond. July 20, 2014 Luis (NMN) Alvarado-Herrera, 28, of Trenton, was arrested by Sergeant Stalvey, Gilchrist County Sheriffs Operating Vehicle Without Valid License, ROR. Luis (NMN) Alvarado-Herrera, 28, of Trenton, was arrested by Deputy James L. Kitlen, Gilchrist County Warrant, Marion County, no bond. Jackson T. Morgan and G. Marie Morgan to Malcolm G. Mathis and Patricia D. Mathis, warranty deed, $50,000.00, Lot 4 Shady Bend 2nd Addition, 030814063200000040. Michael Weekley and Carol Week ley to Drummond Community Bank, warranty deed, $195,000.00, Lot 13 Oak Leaf, 261015032200000130. Millers Mechanical and Weld ing LLC to Drummond Community Bank, warranty deed, $71,000.00, 20105000000080010. William McMahon, Tracy L. Rich burg and Gilchrist County Clerk of Court to Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners and Board of County Commissioners, escheat ment deed, $2,112.00, 10-038TD, Lot 4 Block 4 Unit 1 Sun N Fun, 111016055100040040. James L. Fitzpatrick to Jes sica A. Rodriguez, warranty deed, $13,000.00, Lot 5 Block D Two Riv ers Estate Unit 2. Maria Torres to David T. Allaire, warranty deed, $22,000.00, 26-1015-0322-0000-0030. Fannie Mae a/k/a Federal National Mortgage Association to EH Pooled 114 LP, warranty deed, $20,280.00, 021014-00000004-0010. Robert Bright, Edith Strozer Bu chanan, Christine L. Mathis Chio, David Mathis, Robert Mathis and Ruth Houska Strozer Deceased to TRS Holdings LLC, quit claim deed, $10.00, 01-07-14-0000-0001-0000/ Wells Fargo Bank NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, warranty deed, $10.00, Lot 13 Mil hopper Estates Unit 2. Michael A. Beasley and Lori Bea sley to Lori Beasley, warranty deed, $10.00, 33-07-16. Riverwalk Partners LLP to Je nae C. Christiansen, warranty deed, $160,000.00, 201014-030200000350 Lot 35 Riverwalk of Fanning Springs Phase 1. SMITH SALES & SERVICES, INC. HEAT & AIR ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ELECTRICAL Sales, Service & Installation All Makes & Models Residential & Commercial Service Installation RA0016184 ER0004960 Log Cabin Quilters The Log Cabin Quilters met Thurs day, July 17, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, at 11050 NW 10th Avenue, ly brought in items for show and tell. Alice Mae has been canning. Her canned fruit and vegetables. The quilt was hand quilted along with lots of appliqud fruits and vegetables and ice Mae! Ann brought in a completed quilt top. The squares were brought in with a recent fabric donation, and donated quilt blocks. This will be the on. Dolly brought in a framed fabric art hanging. It was a layered reverse of layered fabric and embroidery work is called Cat on an Oriental Rug by Patricia Nagal from South ern California and was done in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Multiple pieces of fabric are layered and then the design is traced/drawn on the top layer. The large cat was appliqud on the top then pieces of the fabric were cut out creating the look of a patterned rug. This process is way beyond what I ever do.
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Page Ten THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL park with housing provided by the BOCC, but I live across the street, and am available to be called to the park when the need arises. Commissioner Sharon Langford questioned whether or not Gentry was ever given permission to drive his county vehicle home. Hired as park manager on July 23, 2009, Gentry currently receives an annual salary of $38,245.56. In his letter to the Board, Gentry explained his daily habit is to leave the springs, and ride through the RV park while checking the gates, pool and park house. When exiting onto County Road 344, Gentry stated that it is closer to his house, 4/10 mile, than returning back to the springs, 7/10 mile, to exchange vehicles. I am called to respond to as many after hour calls as any other department who has a county vehicle for that purpose, Gentry stated. These calls are related to customer issues, trespassers as well as, the water treatment plant, water line breakages, waste water treatment plant, lift stations, electrical outages/ damages, and the pool. He explained that most of the after hours responses in the park occur at the RV park, which is closer to his house allowing a much faster response than if the county vehicle is located inside the locked entrance gate, and has to be accessed to respond. Arriving on the scene in a vehicle with the county insignia on the doors also lends Gentry credibility and authority when the situation warrants. Gentry said it is often necessary to purchase items for the store at night during busy times, and he doesnt get home until 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., so he drives home, locks the vehicle, and waits until the next morning when help is available to check in and stock the store. Because I live so close to the park reduces response time and is the same convenience for me as was afforded Park manager to previous managers of the park, Gentry stated. County Administrator Bobby Crosby told the Commissioners that he cannot recall the Board giving Gentry permission to drive his county vehicle home in the two and a half years he has been county administrator. for Gilchrist County, said Gentry has never paid the required taxes all county employees who drive home a company vehicle are required by the IRS to pay which equates to $3 per day. Gilchrist County resident Richard Esseck stepped up to the microphone to ask if Gentry has in fact been driving his county issued vehicle all over the place since he was hired in 2009, will he now be responsible for the back taxes, which could add up to a sizable sum of money. No one seemed to know the answer to that question on Monday. with certainty that Gentry was given permission to, or was not given permission to drive his county vehicle home, the vehicle will remain parked at Hart Springs Park. The Board also directed the county administrator to send out a reminder to all employees driving county vehicles not to have unauthorized occupants in their vehicles due to liability concerns. Continued from page 1 rate for TRIM, saying he hadnt heard of any hardcore cuts by departments that signify to him that he should vote for a higher rate. Last week during a budget workshop, Harrison told his fellow commissioners that he would not be voting to raise the millage rate, instead he, along with the other board members, asked all constitutional county to make some hard decisions. Weve always tried to be as generous as we can be, but the economy hasnt helped us either, responsibility to the citizens. Commissioner Todd Gray said that to operate within the same budget as 2013-14 it would be a start, but the reality is that if the commissioners hold the line on the millage rate then cuts will have to be made elsewhere down the road and that could mean a cut in services if property values do not go up soon. In other news from the Gilchrist County Commission meeting, Commissioner Sharon Langford made a motion to freeze all hiring in all departments, excluding Fire/EMS, She also sent a message to all department heads that if they have money remaining in their 2013-14 budget, please do not spend it just because its there, instead, return it to the county. Millage rate Continued from page 1 Mitchell Gentry Hart Springs Park Manager By Carrie A. Mizell application turned in on behalf of Ellie Rays RV Resort to pave a section of NW 110th Street has been denied. County Administrator Bobby Crosby advised the commissioners on Monday, July 21 that the project is now dead unless Ellie Rays owner Tom Sturgis wants to pick it up again and reapply for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The grant, which was earmarked for economic development, was prepared by North Florida Professional Services and applied for in the name of Gilchrist County. If approved, the grant would have funded paving an estimated one half mile of NW Grant application for Ellie Rays paving denied 110th Street, which is the entrance to Ellie Rays Resort in north Gilchrist County. Ellie Rays owner Tom Sturgis had for preparing and submitting the grant application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). In a letter dated July 7, 2014, Bob Dennis, chief of the Bureau of Community Revitalization for the DEO, stated that the department is unable to consider the application further than its initial review. According to the letter, the countys second public hearing advertisement did not include a proposed project description, the activities of administration and engineering proposed in the application, the amounts of CDBG assistance proposed for these activities and the location of the activities. Dennis cited Rule 73C23.0041(3)(a)3, of the Florida Administrative Code, which states that at least one public hearing must be held to obtain citizen views regarding the proposed project to be submitted for funding. A summary of the proposed application must to and no more than 20 days before the hearing. The summary must provide citizens with an opportunity to examine the application and application prior to its submission to the department. The summary shall include, at a minimum, the proposed project description and anticipated location of the activities, what activities will be undertaken and activity and this shall be known as the second public hearing. Under the Florida Statutes, an application shall be rejected if the local government is not in compliance with the departments rule regarding citizen participation. Since Gilchrist County did not comply with the Citizen Participation Requirements of Chapter 73C-23, Florida Administrative Code, the application could not be considered and was rejected. Dennis stated in his letter that the county can revise the economic development application if the county is interested in re-advertising for and holding a second public hearing and submitting a revised application. The county can submit an economic development application up to two additional times prior to the opening of the 2014 Small Cities CDBG cycle. RVs line the camping area at Ellie Rays RV Resort. Driving 101 Trenton High School students Tara Stickles, 16, and Bailey Hayes, 15, got behind the wheel this week while taking Drivers Education. The teens were among 26 THS students and 30 Bell High School students to take Drivers Education this summer. According to instructor Mac Rendek, the students spent four days in the classroom and had to log six hours of driving time on the highway. Each participant earns a half credit, and gets a discount offering Drivers Education during the school year.