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Stars of Freedom Dinner a big success

Some 230 guests attended the Stars of Freedom Dinner on Nov. 18th, at Bethel Baptist Church. The event was considered a wonderful success by the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee. Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County was the featured speaker. Sheriff Judd was given the 2021 Defender of Liberty Award, for his work as a leader, keeping communities safe, so ... Full Story »

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection week ends with 13,656 shoeboxes turned in

By Cindy Jo Ayers Every year, Bethel Baptist Church hosts the Nature Coast Drop-Off Site for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection. After all the shoeboxes are packed by churches, clubs, and organizations in the Tri-County area, they are dropped-off at Bethel the week of Nov. 15th to Nov. 22nd. In our area thousands of shoeboxes are dropped-off, checked, ... Full Story »

Bell Middle School Boys Soccer

Left to right, back row: Coach Beard, Troy Hendrix, Roy Hendrix, Mitchell Anderson, RJ Leffler, Brandon Aguilar, and Jaime Delapaz Valencia. Front row: Liam Surrency, Edi Reyes, Mario Diaz, Ivan Trejo, Cameron Leffler, Yerell Gonzalez, and Terrance Clark. Full Story »

Trenton Middle School Girls Soccer

Left to right, front row: Audrey Futch, Athena Green, Grace Perry, Audrey Norman, Reina Bennett and Olivia Dewitz. Back row: Coach Shelley, Christina Wilson, Emelin Serrano, Shailen Wright, Avery Sache, Ella Thomas, Elizabeth Lord, Jennifer Cruz and Keyila Smith. Full Story »

Trenton High School Girls Soccer

Left to right. back row: Carly Holder, Coach Sudigala, Laine Castor, Genna Klein, and Manager Adli Elliott. Middle row: Autumn Samaniego (Captain), Angelina Ramirez, Jessica Alvarado, Gabby Galbicsek, Lilly Mayo, Emerie Woodall, Rebecca Drilling, Carol Lynn Drilling, Nevaeh Pogue and Zoe Marin (Captain). Front row: Ansley Buck, Emily Futch, Haley Blankenship, Clare Watson, Billeigh Largent, Sidney Henderson, Jennifer Cruz, and ... Full Story »

Trenton Middle School Boys Soccer

Left to right, back row: Coach Weatherilt, Anthony Mayorga, Chase Bryan, Will Teague, and Thyus Hendricks. Middle row: Ricardo Cruz-Dijon, Gus Ayers, Tommy Osborn, Hayden Henderson, Carlos Sanchez-Gabriel, Brycen Hiers, and Chris Fernandez. Front row: Josh Haynes, Caedmon Searles, Dayton Hulst, Sean Bollwage, Zane Braswell, Bradley Ellenwood, Davies Vasquez, and Wyatt Skelton. Not pictured: David Granado-Martinez. Full Story »

Trenton High School Girls Weightlifting

Addison Allaire, Lois Bachle, Emmy Bailey, Gwendolyn Banks, Sabrina Banks, Madalynn Barnett, Reina Bennett, Riley Bethea, Rayanna Chapman, Makenna Dean, Alyssa DeGeer, Ella Emmons, Andrea Faircloth, Madelyn Fike, Allivia Fuquay, Madyson Gay, Kaelyn Giles, Danika Knight, Mariah Lancaster, Briar Langford, Tristan Layfield, Kaedyn Lesher, Caroline Martin, Katemarie Mason, Katie McConnell, Mikayla Meyers, Emelin Membreno, Autumn Miller, Rayna Miller, Sarah Murry, ... Full Story »

Justin Jones named Crop Advisor of the Year by Florida Farm Bureau

The 2021 Florida Farm Bureau Crop Advisor Award went to Justin Jones of Trenton. Jones received this statewide award on Thursday, November 4th, from Gilchrist Farm Bureau President Gray Smith at the monthly Gilchrist Farm Bureau meeting. Jones is a graduate of Trenton High School, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Extension Education with a minor in Agronomy from the ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Shin Dig draws large crowd

By Joy Nazworth, Bell FFA Alumni On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 the Bell FFA Alumni held their annual FFA Shin-dig and auction. The night started out with opening and closing ceremony by the Bell FFA officers, followed by fellowship and a delicious BBQ meal. Following the meal, the fun began with the auction kicking off. This year, Grady Jones, Jr. ... Full Story »