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Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Creation Date: October 6, 2005
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HE .COUNTY PAPER


* EST. 192


VOL. 82, NO. 13


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6,2005 1 SECTION: 18 PAGES


50 cents per copy


BOCC greenlights Cedar Key movie


BY CAROLYN RISNER
MANAGING EDITOR
Lights. Camera. Action.
The words of Hollywood will
soon echo in the tiny fishing
hamlet of Cedar Key.
The Magic Hour, an inde-
pendent movie by Orlando
film director, Stephen Wise,
will shoot for one week dur-
ing November in Levy Coun-
ty's coastal town.
Wise, who also wrote the
screenplay for the film, told
the Levy County Board of
County Commissioners that
a trip with a Boy Scout troop


to Cedar Key sold him on the
idea of bringing his movie' to
life there.
The indy film, which
should receive a PG rating, is
a fantasy told in four or five
parts, Wise said.
One, sequence takes place
in an old bookstore, and the
director said the Cedar Key
Library will provide the at-
mosphere the picture calls
for.
Shooting will take place
Nov. 8-12 and will bring 30
to 40 people into the area for
the week.


Wise estimated that more
than $15,000 will be spent to'
boost the local economy.
The library will be closed
during three days of pro-
duction which is why Wise
sought the commissioners'
approval for the project.
The director told them
Tuesday that the salaries of
the library's two employees
will be covered when the
library is closed and he car-
ries a $1 million insurance
policy that covers any dam-
ages while the movie is being
filmed.


Wise said the town of Ce-
dar Key will only be glimpsed
briefly since most of the local
action will take place in the
library.
Cedar Key follows in the
wake of Yankeetown which
was the setting for a 1961
movie starring Elvis Presley.
In other business, the com-
missioners voted to deny two
requests for land use chang-
es.
Both petitioners were ask-
ing. to be changed from Low
Density Residential to Indus-
trial outside Williston.


The first, Michael Thomp-
son, wanted the change so he
could build a welding shop.
Neighbors in the area
spoke out in opposition to
Thompson's request, tell-
ing the commissioners that
a welding shop was not suit-
able for a residential area.
There was also concern that
the request was a "big jump"
from LDR to Industrial.
The board voted unani-
mously to deny the request
which also followed the Plan-

See BOCC Page 18


MFLs will protect


local waterways


Peanut Royalty
Page 13

OBITUARIES


Lupe Alvarez
Wayne Bradford
W.C. Foster
Leo Gauthier II
Pearl Grant
Margie Hagi
William Holmes
Mariann NMicka
Al Scolt
Michelle Sims
Richard Stanley Sr.
John Strickland

HOME OF...

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Brenda Clark
of Gulfl Hammock

CONTENTS ...


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
The Suwannee River
will soon, be protected by
a minimum flow level that
will protect local waterways,
officials said recently.
In a special meeting in
Chiefland last week, Jerry
Scarborough, executive
director of the Suwannee
River Water Management
District said that minimum
flow levels will protect not
only surface water systems
but ground water systems as
well.
. Because the .floxs in ihe
springs are governed by the
\\ ater le\ el in the river and b3
ground water sources as well,
no activity that is expected to
draw groundwater flow below
a level that will maintain the
minimum flow in the springs
or river will be permitted, the
director said.
.It is:even possible to either
reduce permitted pumping
levels when: the need arises
and in the most extreme cases,
rescindapennit, Scarboroughl
said.
The river is an integral part
of the local environment,
particularly in the ways that
it interacts with Manatee
Springs and Fanning Springs,
said Mark Farrell, a consultant
for the Suwannee River Water
Management District.
Farrell said that some
research into historical
flow levels on the river and
Manatee Springs was used
to determine the' nature of
the relationship between the


Around Levy 2,3, 6, 10, 11,
12,13
Opinion 4
Law & Courts 5
Sports & Recreation 7-8
Obituaries 9
Classifieds 14
Legals 15-17
Tides 17


two waterways, but little is
available concerning Fanning
Springs.
"The Florida Legislature's
statute says that we must
develop minimum flow levels
now. It doesn't allow time for
studies that could take years to
complete," Farrell said, "We
will continue to study them
and gather information."
The governing board of the
water district will be presemned
with levels about a 10 percent
below the median average of
the three waterways at its Oct.
11 meeting, he said.
Tim'- miCdi aLi vage ofr hc
flo\ s is the exact middle of the
highest and lowest flow levels
known to have existed on ihe
waterways, he explained, and
that is the best estimate to
keep the waterways and theu
ecologies from harm.
In short, Manatee Springs
has a minimum flow le elI
of 130 cubic feet per second
(cfs), Fanning Springs
minimum flow is 73 cfs and
the Suwannee River lex el
is set at not less than 7,600
cfs during the wet season in
summer and 6,600 cfs during
the winter. Little Fanning
Springs, a small spring
outside .of the public area
of the state park, should not
flow less than 2.8 cfs.
' Farrell said that data
suggests to N after specialists
that the above levels ill
not harm the recreational,
aesthetic or ecological aspects
ofthe \ ateriu a s, but admitted

See MFL Page 18.


Diggin' that clammy feeling

Science, weather, predators impact industry


Journal photo by Carolyn Risner
MARK WEBSTER explains clam farming.


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
Just getting clams old
enough to be farmed in
the Gulf of Mexico is a
demanding job, and then you
have to fight off the predators
and hope for good weather,
visitors, to the Sotit1cm-rn Cross
Sea Farm in Cedar Key
learned last week.
Farm owner Bill Leeming
and his employees gave a
tour of the facility that breeds
seed clams and also manages
several leases located in
the shallow waters in the


immediate vicinity of Cedar
Key.
Clams are born by the
female ejecting eggs into the
water and males depositing
sperm. If the twd meet, babies
are born. Sounds simple
enough, but as some say,
the simple'things are always
hard.
If there is too much sperm
in the water, it damages
the eggs and the clams are
defective, said Mark Webster,
an employee at the farm.
Telling the sex of a clam is
difficult without killing the


critter, so a longer process is
used.
All of the clams the farmers
are hoping to breed are placed
in a tank, then they have to be'
watched nearly continuously
24 hours a day until each will
eject either eggs or sperm into
the water.
They' are then- separated
and the proper number of
males and females are placed
in other tanks.
Clams are born without
shells, he said, and have to be

See Clams Page 18


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Managing Editor
Carolyn Risner
Phone
(3521490-4462


Fax
(3521490-4490 Chlefland:
(3521486-5042 Bronson
Email
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Address
P.O. Box 159 Bronson, ft 32621-0159
P.O. Box 2990 Chlefland, FL 32644-2990


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Making leaders out of readers


School Menus


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
The Bronson Elementary
School Accelerated Reading
Program continues to thrive at
Bronson Elementary School.
Teacher Anni Egan said that
Family Literacy Nights such
as the one held in September
attracts as many as 50 students
and their families.
The program brings parents
and care-givers into teaching
their children learn to read.
and comprehend what they
read in books.
Reading to their children,
or .being read to by the
youths, is the family part of
the exercise. Then students
go to the computers to take
the tests on their own. ,
Egan said attendance is
encouraged by tickets to Wild.
Waters. Each time the child
attends, his or her name is
entered into a drawing for the
tickets, so the more times the
student attends the program,
the more chances are entered
to win.
There, is another incentive
for the youths to do well on-
the tests is new this year, she
said.
"We, are going to have a
Wall of Fame. At each grade
level if they make a certain
number of points on the tests,-
we will put a full-size picture
of them on the wall," Egan
explained.
The Accelerated Reading
Program provides tips
for making the evening a
successful one for parents
and.students.
"It is most helpful to read
short books .several times
to be sure Nour child is
comnbrehending, hat he'she


Cooler temperatures and
falling leaves can mean only
one thin it's time to mark
.our calendars for The Great
Pumpkin Event.
Forget those sharp knives
and. gooe insides: bring the
kids to the library for good
clean family fun, '.
Each child will be able to
decorate a -purmpkin with a
variety of materials and then
take it home. Be sure to wear
old clothes and come ready
to create. that unique work
of art. This event is aimed at
children ages 7 to 10.
This event is free and
individuals 'do not need to
sign up' in ad\arice. School
groups and Daycares please
call in advance.
This program "was funded in
part\ grant fromtheLibrary


Ser, ices and Technology
Act, from the Institute
of Museum and Library-
Senrices, administered by.,
the State Library of Florida.
For more information on this
or other children's programs
call Jenrny Rodeers at .486-
5552 or the library your local'
library.

Bronson Public Library
Oct. 20 @ 4-4:45pm 486-
2015 '
A.F. Knotts Public L ibrar,
Oct. 12, @4-4:45pm 447-
4212
Cedar Key Public Library
Oct. 19 1-1:45pm 543-5777
Luther Calla%\a' Public
Library
Oct. 19 4-4:45pm 493-2758
Williston Public 1 ibran
Oct. 26 3-3:45pm' 528-2313


LEV COUNTY JOURNAL
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The.legal organ of Levy County, Florida
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P.O. Box 159, Bronson, FL 32621.
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unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher's
liability for an error will'not exceed the cost of the
space occupied by the error..
Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday.
Classified deadline is 2 p.m. Monday


Levy County School report
the following lunch menus:
Monday, Oct. 10
NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Hamburger on Bun-
Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle
Tater Tots
Fruit
Milk
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Macaroni & Cheese W/Ham
Mixed Vegetables
Broccoli
Fruited Jell-O


Journal photo by Ken Dougherty
MIKE SHEWEY reads to his mother, Patty Shewey during the Family Literacy
Night at Bronson Elementary School recently.


is reading. It is also helpful
to discuss the book with your
child after you have read it
but before lie 'she takes a test
on the book," a flyer advises.
It is rinot permitted for
parents to enter answers to
the tests on the computers nor,
are then allowed to tell.their
children the answers to the
questions.
Parents are also ad ised to
encourage their children to
read books at a level within
a year or so of their grade-
level.
"Taking tests at much lower
levels than a child is capable
of reading does not help
promote comprehension,"
parents are ad\ ised.
S"Readers today become
leaders tomorrow," is .the"
program motto i


.... Journal photo by Ken Dougherty
REMI CANNON takes a test with questions 'about the
book she read as part of the Family Literacy Program at
Bronson Elementary School. Jennifer Cannon helped her
thriuglh'the m6htf to fiid thb' right test as Hayley Can'nr(


at left, practiced writing her namq.


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Kiwanis hear flag history


SPECIALTY THE (-JURNA\L
Clement Lindsey, \\ ith
the Sons of Confederate,
Veterans John 'Hance
O'Steen Camp, based out of
Bell came last week to Lix e
us some history' lessons.
SHis group works to
preserve history, and
preserve the southern
heritage.Thereisa\\ onen's'
group whose purpose is the
same, "DauL'hters of the
Confederac\".
He asked for our
members to not confuse his
group and what it stands for,
with the hate group which
poilra;s the Confederate
flag in a hateful manner,.
M Lindse; explained
what it was like for the
soldiers; the weather.
conditions, heat, no food,
and very little good water.,
He went on to explain
the. differences in the
Confederate ,flags, there
were fouir--criginating
from a Ch uistian southern
heritage.
The first flag. theNational
flag, had four rectangles;


two opposing were red, one
white and one \\ ith stars on
a blue background. The
second flag had three white
rectangles, and one ,ith red
background crossed by two
lines of blue with stars in it.
The third flag had a vertical
red rectangle on the end and
in the top opposing corner,
Shad the red background \\ ith
stars in an "X" formation.
The last and more common
flag, is what we were told'
is the "battle flag" of the
Confederac.' ,
'Mr. Lindsey's 'group
travels to cemeteries to
replace headstones or repair
them, of soldiers, ser\ ing
either the Confederac%
or Union. Research is
completed, to verify the
soldier's service record.
They ha\ helped cleanup
-eterans' headstones in
Cedar Key Cemeter% and
dedicated a ULnion soldier's
graxe in Chiefland..
An Ione 'interested' in
learning more about the
group may contact Mr.
Lindsey, at 352,472-0047.


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Thursday, Oct. 13
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News Briefs

Cookbooks for sale
Chiefland Fire Rescue has collected the best recipes from.
volunteers, family and members of the 'community and
compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook.
Cookbooks are $ 10 and may be purchased from an\ member
of the organization or at the Chiefland Fire Department at 14
East Park Ave., Chiefland.
All proceeds will go toward the purchase of much needed
firefighting equipment.
For more information, contact Debbie Sipf at. 352-493-
6771. .
School board meetings change
The School Board of Lev- County has rescheduled the
limes of the October 2005 regular School Board meetings.
The Oct. IS meeting \\ill be held at 7 p.m. The public is en-
couraged to attend.
BES schedule

Thursday, Oct. 6, FLN 5:30-7 p.m. in Computer Lab.
Friday, Oct. 7, No School LIF Homecoming.
Monday, Oct. 10, Teacher Workday/no, students.
Thursday, Oct. 13, FLN 5:30-7 p.m. in Computer Lab,
SAC Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafetoriu, n.
Friday, Oct. 14, Report cards go home.. '
Wednesday, Oct. 19, Early Release Day/bus departure at
12:15 p.m.: ,
ThursdaN, Oct. 20. FLN 5:30-7l p.m. in Computer Lab.


Business Development Council meets
Th%"ey.j eJing of the-Nature Coast Business De% elop-' 0
ment Council w'ill be held on Wednesda\. Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.. at'
the offices of Nature Coast Transit, 9",0 East Hatha\\ay A, e.,
Bronson.


Breast Cancer Seminar set
A Free Breast Cancer Seminar will be held at the Trenton
Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Dr. Stephen
-Grobmyer will be the guest speaker. .
For more information please contact the American Cancer
Society at 1-888-295-6787 ext. 114 or the Trenton Medical
center (352) 463-2374., ,
The event is free and open to he public. Refreshments \\ill
be served.
One in eyerv eight women will be diagnosed with breast

Support Group to meet
Family\ Caregiver Support Group of Le\y County will,
meet at the Homestead Restaurant, US Highway 19. Fanning
Springs on Oct. 18,.at 11 a.m.
For more information, please call Sandra~McKa\ at 1-800--
717-3277.

World WVar II vets to meet
NAll World War II veterans, are invited to attend our next,
meeting on Thursday. Oct, 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Levy County,
Quilt Museum. The lunch buffet provided by the ladies of the
museum will be $6 per person.
At the September meeting a video of the dedication of',,
the Florida world d \ar II Monument, which sets on the south
lawn of the Florida Museumn of History in Tallahassee, was1'
\ie\wed. If you'd like to car pool orjust'need transportation.'
to the meeting or ha\e any questions, call Dick Halhorsen at
352-542-7697. Joe Le\\ is 3520528-23 10 or Rufus Meriwether
352-493-1864.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


NAACP plans banquet


The Levy County Branch
NAACP will host it 15th
Annual Freedom Fund
Banquet on Oct. 15 at 7
p.m. at the Grier/Gardner
Gymnasium located in
Williston.
The speakers will beFormer
Democratic State Rep. Perry
McGriff, candidate for Senate
(District 14) and Rep. Ed
Jennings (District 23) who is
also a candidate for the same
Senate seat.
The goal of this Annual
Freedom Fund Banquet is
to raise funds to support the
local branch as well as the
National Office with everyday
expenses.
The strength of the


JENNINGS
NAACP is only as strong
as the combined efforts of
its supporters, businesses,
industry, government and the
local community.
Ticket prices are $25 for
adults and $15 for children


MCGRIFF
age 12 or younger.
For additional information
contact Alice Monyei,
Chairperson of the Freedom
Fund Banquet, at (352) 490-
6166 or any of the NAACP
membership.


Journal photo by Portia Sache
BEFORE THE MEETING. Diane Petersen visits with CFEC employees Ricky
Lowe, Fred Hiers, David Gore, Ben Ivey and William Watson.

CFEC: Florida on ragged edge for power


Journal photo by Ken Dougherty
ANNIE SIMS at left, Beth Patterson, center, and Lisa Shipp held a yard sale at
the Capital City Bank recently to raise funds for the March of Dimes to help
prevent birth defects. The ladies, all employees at the bank, donated most of
the items in the sale themselves.



Chiefland passes $3.2 million budget


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
The Chiefland City
Commission approved a
$3,291,000 budget and a tax
rate of just under five mills
recently.
Mayor Teresa Barron and
city commissioners Teal
Pomeroy and Alice Monyei
passed the budget, which
included a $2,266,000
general fund budget for city
operations unanimously in a
special meeting at city hall.
Vice Mayor Betty Walker
and Rollin Hudson, the city
commissioner who began his
first term about a month ago
were absent.
Gulledge explained to

Sheffield

family reunion

set for Oct. 9
A Sheffield family reunion
will be held Oct. 9 at the In-
glis Community Center in
Inglis.
Doors will be open at 11
a.m. and lunch will begin at
1 p.m. Bring enough food for
your family. Paper products
will be furnished as well as
tea and coffee.
Family and friends are in-
vited. For more information
or questions contact Delma
and Earlean Sheffield at 352-
528-2124.



U'.astr
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the commissioners that the
general fund budget is the
money the city has to allocate
for operating city services.
Funds such as the water and
sewer fund and the industrial
park fund are enterprise funds
that are separate from the
general fund, she said.
City residents will pay
just under $4.94 per $1,000
of taxable property value
in the city this year. Homes
have a $25,000 exemption
from taxes and recently the
commission elected to give
a second $25,000 exemption
to home owners 65 and older
with low incomes.
Businesses get no
exemptions and all property


is taxed.
Tax revenues went up
about 5.5 percent, while
expenditures increased about
5.9 percent.
The city anticipates
collecting about $461,000
in property taxes- this year,
according to the documents
presented by Gulledge.
Sales and use taxes will
provide about .$612,000,
intergovernmental revenue
another $280,000 and various
fees, fines and forfeitures
another $379,060.
The largest expenditure in
the coming fiscal year will
be $962,000 for public safety
such as the police and fire
departments.


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BY PORTIA SACHE
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Central Florida Electric
Cooperative, Inc. held its
annual meeting on Saturday,
Oct. 1. The meeting was held
at the warehouse just outside
the Chiefland city limits off
Highway 129 and Highway
321.
Gail Asbell, representing
District 6 Board of Trustees,
and current president of the
board called the meeting
to order. She welcomed
approximately 850
cooperative members to the,
annual meeting and led in the
Pledge of Allegiance to the
American flag.
Benton Mangueira, pastor
of the First United Methodist
Church of Chiefland, provided
the invocation for the event.
During the business portion
of the meeting, Secretary!
Treasurer George Stephens
read the minutes prior, to thie
manager's report by Mike
Campbell, general manager.
Campbell began his tenure
at Central Florida Electric
when General Manager Ed
.Ricketson retired in. June.
Campbell, who came from
a cooperative in Georgia,
reported that CFEC added
1,003 new members
during the last year and the
membership numbers stand
at 26,000 now.
Campbell reported that


Journal photo by Portia Sache
A CFEC EMPLOYEE provides transportation from
the parking lot to the warehouse meeting site to
Sylvia Weeks (front seat) and .Lnda Barber (back
seat).


costs of last year's hurricanes,
Jeanne and Frances, had cost
the cooperative approximately
$2 million dollars. The
cooperative sent crews to
Alabama and Mississippi
to assist areas affected by
Hurricane Rita.
In his address, guest
speaker, Rich Midulla,
executive vice president and
general manager of Seminole
Electric Cooperative, Inc.
said "Hurricanes (in 2005)
have affected us nearly as
severely as they have those
in the eye of the 'storms...
as power companies around
the country ...are facing
skyrocketing fuel prices." He


went onto say, "Many days in
the last few months, Florida
has been on the ragged edge
for power". Central Florida
Electric acquires' much of
its power from Seminole
Electric.
Board members Thelma
McCain-district 1, Donald
Lane-district 5 and Clyde
Townsend-district 9 were
returned to the board
without opposition. Other
board members are George
Stephens-district 2, Tony
Weeks-district 3, Kyle
Quincey-district 4, Gail
Asbell-district 6, Kenneth
Osteen-district 7 and Randy
Mikell-district 8.


Students with disabilities sought

The Able Trust is accepting applications get a taste of independence and learn the skills
from high school juniors and seniors with dis- they need to achieve their goals after gradu-
abilities for the annual Florida Youth Lead- ation, said Kristen Knapp, vice president of
ership Forum, which will be held next sum- public relations for the Able Trust.
mer from July 20-23, 2006. Applications are Students with disabilities who attend YLF
available online at www.floridayif.org and the experience an environment where their dis-
deadline to submit the form is Friday, Dec. 9. ability is not a stigma. Nearly every person
Fifty students with wide-ranging disabili- involved in YLF, from the counselors to the
ties will,be chosen as delegates to attend the adult mentors, has a disability.
'annual event to learn how to take charge of The event is designed to help delegates
their future. learn how to break down barriers to achieve
"This is a unique opportunity for high their personal goals.
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Page 6 LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Around Levy County


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


A dare led Dorothy Grant to the Marines


BY L.T. KAPELL
CORRESPONDENT
In 1956, most women
stayed at home, got married
and had children. Most of
these women grew up in the
Second World War. Back then
life was different. This is the
story of one Williston woman
who in 1956, at the age of 19,.
joined the Marines.
When Dorothy Grant's
younger brother got back
from the Marines' basic
training in '56, he didn't have
a lot of money, so she took
him out to the movies and
roller skating. He dared her
to try and sign up with them,
too, and that is how she got
started... on a dare!
Now, Dorothy Grant is a
very tiny woman so when she
went to see the recruiter, she
had a hard time getting into
that elite fighting corps.
Back then you, had to
weight 100 pounds to join


and she only weighed 60
pounds which was a problem
Dorothy refused to give up so
she went home and started to
eat and eat and eat!
The Marine recruiter never
thought he would hear from
little Dorothy again, but how
wrong he was, because he
had offered Dorothy a deal.
He told her, "If you gain
20 pounds, I will lower the
weight limit to 80 pounds."
So Dorothy told him to'
put it in writing which he
did, thinking he would never
see her again. What makes
this, story so interesting is
most people today try to lose
weight to become a Marine.
After gaining 20 pounds,
Dorothy went back to the
recruiter and signed up for
two years. Before long, she
was off to Parris Island for
basics. Her father was not
too happy about the idea, but


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DOROTHY GRANT in her Williston home.


I


School board gets,


clean audit
BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
The Levy County School District received a perfect
audit for last year.
The district was one of only seven of the 67 school
districts in the state to get a clear audit, according to a
report from the Auditor General of Florida.
That means budgetary controls, financial planning
and overall condition, record keeping and management,
cash controls, purchasing, risk assessment, purchasing
and contract management, capital assets, payroll and
construction projects are all meeting generally accepted
accounting practices.
Other areas audited by the state include charter school
monitoring, debt administration, and educational facility
safety.
"It's rare that a school district gets. a clean audit," said
Cliff Norris, school superintendent.
"There are a lot of people that made it possible," said
Bob Clemons, finance director for the school board, "We
have a lot of very good people who ,re very experienced
in their jobs."




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DOROTHY GRANT, front row in trousers, worked hard to get into the Marines.


her mother told her, 'do what
you have to!'
When Dorothy got to Parris
Island, she upset quite a few
people because she was so
small, all her uniforms had to
be specially made. Her boots
had to be made in England
at a price of $600 for a set
of size four. Even then, they
sent sixes in disbelief, so they
had to be mailed back to start
all over again.
When she went to get fitted
.for her uniform, she had to
stand behind a curtain and
listen to the seamstresses
curse about how small she
was. Dorothy's husband,
who was also a Marine, said.
he used to be able to put both
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hands. around her waist andr
toucHi'rigertips. "
Back in 1956 women only
went to basic training to
march and drill and do the
basics. They did not do any
kind of weapons training like
they do today.


Women could stay in the
Marines for two years or
four years and they would
be kicked out if they got
pregnant.
Dorothy explained that she
was sent to Quantico, Va. to
become a payroll clerk and
that is where she met her
husband.
While Dorothy was
stationed there, she related
how a lieutenant in her section
was always picking on her.
However, a lot of the MPs on
base liked her, so everywhere
the lieutenant tried to park
his car, he ended up getting a
ticket. He finally figured out
what was going on and the
taunting stopped.
' Doirothy mentioned 'ow
she grewup during the Second
World War and watched news
reels about Hitler; how he
was building his army and
taking one country at a time
in Europe.
She said the United States


should have stopped Hitler in
the 1.930s instead of letting
him get so out of control.
She feels the same way about
Saddam Hussein and believes
we should have stopped him
the first time during the Gulf
War.
Near the end of the
interview, Dorothy was asked
how she felt about women in
combat today and she only
had one reservation.

She said that if both parents
are in the military, they can
be deployed at a moment's
notice. That could leave the
children left behind to be
raised by the grandparents.
Doroth) said she loved her
time in the Niarines. She said,
the greatest thing she ever
learned from being a Marine
was to never give up.
After all, if you can make
it through boot camp, you can
get through anything in your
life.


Sinkholes plague street


Will stay

BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
Sinkholes continue to
plague NE 10 Terrace so the
street will remain closed for
the time being.
The roadway has been
closed since hurricane season
last year after city officials
determined that the holes in
and around the street continue
to travel.
"Every time it is dry for a
while then we get some rain,
the sink holes open up again,"
said City Manager Ed Smith.
"That road is stricken by
sinkholes more often than
any other road in the city," he
said.
Katie Wood, a resident on
the street agreed..


Wood said that she would
prefer for the street to remain
closed so that sinkholes don't
travel onto her property,
She said that friends who
would like to visit her are
afraid to come to her home.
"I would be nervous if more
than four cars were parked in
one place near my home,"
she said, "and my friends tell
me they'd love to come visit
me but they are afraid."

She said for now she has
access to other streets from
her home and the remaining
four residents use the opposite
end of the street to get to their
homes.
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Wood said, she would fear
the sink holes would continue
traveling along the roadway
and onto her property.
"Then my house would be
in a hole," she said.
The subject was brought
to the city commission two
weeks ago when Rollin
Hudson, who was just elected
to the commission, questioned
why the road has been closed
since' last year.


Quilters sewing

up a storm
BY WINNELLE HORNE
CORRESPONDENT
Log Cabin Quilters
met Thursday, Sept. 29
at the Levy County Quilt
museum.
Much quilting went on
in the quilt room, some
on the frames, some on
hoops and one was being
appliqued. Also,. the rug
gets several rows done
each week and still has
more to go.
It was great to have
Mike Brannon who is
director down at Camp
Carruth, also with him
was Mrs. Nelson who
works with the children"
making lots of crafts.
They brought two more
sets of squares for us to
put together. They are
then put together, they are
tacked, and then they go
back to the schools. They
also stayed and had lunch
with us and we all love to
visit with them.
Nick Turner and six
boys were out Wednesday
and got a lot of work
done. We have them each
week for now, but there
is also so much to do and
they do it.
Our prayers are with
Alice Mae Haire who has
had knee, surgery and she
is doing great. She may
be home and back with us
before she's suppose to as
she is doing so well.
Rose Ford is back from
New York and it is so
good to have her here as
she helps Marie with the
kitchen when, we have
lunch. Marie was out for
a month and noWshe.is,
back \%ith all her yummy
deserts.
Lunch was sweet potato
day-- fried, casseroles
and we had four different
kinds, but all good,
spaghetti, corn casserole,
chicken salad, egg custard
and so much more.
We had 13 members
and two guests.
Winnelle Homrne is
director of the Levy
County Quilt Museum.



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The Greater Chiefland
Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring a chicken dinner/
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Community Center Oct. 21
from 5-7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 and avail-
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Levy County Journal office
in Chiefland.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6,2005


Eagles get 'Flashed'


CHIEFLAND HIGH SCHOOL'S Homecoming Court for 2005 includes, Jacob Douglas, Leah White, Justin
Hill, Kalee McElroy, Mike Rome, Brittany Hardin, L.B. Cravey, Samantha Arrington, Ryan Johnson, Sa-
mantha Labat, Sean Turner, Sharone Hollins, Jeremy Bedford, Jennnifer Skelton and Kelly Braswell.
Junior attendants are Cole Rollison and Kara Alexander; sophomore attendants are Ory Pitts and Desiree
Allen and freshman attendants are Zach Tyson and Taylor Jones. Homecoming is Oct. 14.




Tornadoes level Braves


BY PORTIA SACHE
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
'The Chiefland Middle
School Braves hosted the
Bradford County Tornadoes
in their second game of the
season. The Braves, coming
off a win over Ruth Rains
Middle in Cross City, faltered
in their first home game, losing
32-14.
The game began. \ith an
exciting -kickoff' return by,
Brave Vincent Days who ran
the ball all the way back for a
touchdown.
Penalty against the oung
Braves 'negated the score
however. Moments later.
Bradford ran the ball in for
a score but theirs \\as called
back for a penalty, too.
Two plays later, Bradford
did score for, six points bu
their PAT attempt failed. The
first quarter ended \\ith a score
of 6-0 in favor of Bradford
County.
'Early in 'i iec'6nd quarici.
the Bravies lostthel' l oh"a'
fumble that \\as recovered by
a Bradford Tornado who took
the ball and scampered into


Journal photo by Portia Sache
CHIEFLAND MIDDLE School Braves, in possession
of the ball, make a good play early in the first
.quarter.
the end zone for the second costly fumble occurred. The
BradfordCountytouchdown. Tornadoes ran the ball all the
The PAT attempt failed but way back to the end zone but
the oi,_e as ,12-.. i- t ;,caled,,b,1qk q ,ie,.to. a,s
Oii ttihenet play series the false start penalty. The half
Brakes, led by the inning ended with the Tornadoes up
of Days. got to about the b\ 12.
six-yard line when another The second half began with


the Tornadoes in possession
of 'a third fumble recovery
that led to the third Bradford
County, touchdown of the
evening. Finally, late in the
third quarter; quarterback
Charles Fisher was able to put
six points on the scoreboard
for the Braves. The PAT
failed and the score -\ as 18-6.
Late in the third quarter,' the
fury of the Tornadoes struck
again after a Braves punt set
up good field position. The
Braves denied the fourth PAT
attempt of the Tornadoes.
Down by 18, the Braves
with Charles Fisher calling
the plays took the offense
again. This time, Fisher kept
the ball and ran 70 yards for
his second touchdown. The
two point PAT was good and
the Tornado lead was reduced
to ten points.
Bra\ e Ronnie Fisher
kicked the ball off again. On
the third play of possession,
-Tornado quarterback, Rdeiey
NMosley scored on a 65-yard
run and the PAT attempt "was
good. The game ended with
a score of 32-14.


BY SHANNON PANETTA
CORRESPONDENT
After four weeks on the
road and a 1 4 record most
everyone could say that the
Bronson Eagles' players,
coaches and fans were looking
forward to being home in the
Eagles' Nest.
An enthusiastic crowd
showed up at Bronson
stadium on Friday night to
cheer the Eagles on. as they
hosted the Hilliard "Red"
Flashes. That enthusiasm was
.quickly capped as the much
bigger and faster Flashes
offense quickly took control
of the game.
The first quarter started
off with the Eagles running
a quick three plays and
punting.
The Flashes took their
opening possession to the
Eagles 22-yardiline before the
defense held. The Eagles then
had another three plays. and
out series. It looked like the
team was in for a defensive
battle.
On Hilliard's second drive,
they drove 57 yards and #2
Dennis Alderman capped off:
the drive with a two-yard TD
run. The PAT (points after
touchdown) was good and
the Flashes had a 7-0 lead.
Bronson hoped to get
something going as #1
William Harris returned the
ensuing kick off 53 yards to
the Hilliard 47.
The Eagles were unable
to move the ball and had to
punt. The quarter ended with
Flashes holding a 7 0 lead.
The second quarter started
with a good Eagle defensive
stand. ,
In two consecutive plays
Eagles'; defenders managed
to sack Hilliard QB Daniel
Thomas for a loss--the first
recorded by #25 Jeremiah
Biown and #76 Jeremn
~fayes; the second again by'
#76 Mayes and # 19) Terr
Dukes for a combined loss of


25 yards.
This led to the Flashes
punting which pinned the
Eagles back at their own five
yard line. This is also when
the game turned bad for the
Eagles.
With the offense unable
to move the ball, the Eagles
were forced to punt it away
once again.
Wilberto Encarnacion's
punt, was short and' gave
the Flashes incredible field
position at the Eagles 30-yard
line.
On the very next play,
Alderman went for 15 yards -
and was followed by an illegal
procedure penalty that moved
the Flashes back to the Eagle
21 yard line. On the next play
#13 Ralph Bolden broke free
for a 21-yard TD but the PAT"
was blocked.
Once again the Eagle'"
offense was held and on the
next drive in one play Flashes'
QB hit #6 Andre Walker for a
32-yard touchdown pass.

The Flashes ran a fake
kick to complete a two point
conversion and a 21-0 lead.
The Eagles fiunbled the next
kick off giving the Flashes".
the ball on the Eagle 12.
One play later Alderman -:
scored on a quick TD run. ,
The PAT was no good but the
flood gates had opened.
The Eagles offense started
to move the ball with #40.
Mark Smith on the ground 7
but after reaching the Flashes
22-yard line Harris' pass :.
attempt to Vince Nazworth
was intercepted by #8 Shane
Aldennan.
He rentrned the ball to the
Flashes' 30-yard line.
The Flashes put together
one more TD drive before the
half ended capping it off with :
the Alderman run \ ith the
PAT being. no good and the
game ending \ ith the Flashes
leading 33-0.


Red Devils scorch Braves


BYLT KAPELL
CORRESPONDENT'
The Walton Braves' football
team came down from the
Panhandle for a non-district
game against \Williston Friday
night for the Red, Devils"
Homecoming.
The Braves: team stepped
out onto the field looking like
giant Neanderthals compared
to the Red Devils, ho"xever.
Williston kicked their game
upa notch sending the Bears
packing.
Todd Brown picked .tip
'the first big gain of 13 yards
for Williston for a first down
at the Walton 27-\ard line
within the first eight minutes
of the first quarter. Williston's
quarterback Ji\van James got
sacked for a loss of five yards
leading to the next Walton
possession. :
Corey Chipper. the opposing
quarterback. got crushed and
it became 4th down with 17
yards to go. The Williston
defense held the line, but
suddenly number two of the
white and blue broke through
and the Braves ran the ball for
88 yards.
They,. scored their
touchdown with only four
minutesleft in the first, quarter
arid the score \ as 7-0 in
their favor by the end of the
quarter.
'Walton started out at
Williston's 25-\ard line in the
opening of the second quarter,
but the Red De\ ils 'recovered
the ball from a lateral pass
which was miscalculated by
the Bra\es. Jiw\an James soon
found a hole in the sea of Bra\es


RED DEVILS celebrate their win at homecoming.


arid kept the ball, running up
the field for a great 14 yard
gain to the opponent's 42
yard line.,' This first down
was the beginning of the end
for the Braves.
Quinn King followed
James' lead and carried the
ball another 17 yards for a
first down putting the Red
Devils at the Braves' 24 yard
'line. Justin Maulden won
a five yard gain but got hit
hard leaving him lying on
the ground with an injured
left shoulder and he had to
leave the game. Then, after
a penalty was called, the ball
was turned over to Walton.
With two minutes left
in the quarter, Williston's
Todd Brown scored their
first touchdown but the
point after touchdown was
no good.
Todd Browrn got another
chance with seven minutes


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and 43 seconds left in the,
quarter and scored again, but
once more, the conversion
was no aood and Williston
led 12 to6 7.
The Braves still tried ,to
hang on. Quinn King made
another massive hit causing
a fumble reco\ ern at the
37 yard line for defensive
lineman, Anthony Grimes.
The Red Devils had the ball
again and Chance Cline had a
nice reception on a long pass
at the Braves 19.
Jiwan James got sacked by
Corey Shipper, but was not
fazed and on the next play
James ran with the ball. By
the time Todd Brown got the


ball: again,, it was all over and
the Red Devils got another.
touchdown. This time the
conversion was good. By the
end of the half it was Red
Devils. 20-7.
At the opening of the
third quarter, Walton took.
off getting the Braves inside
Williston's 10-yard line.
They kept it moving forward
up to the six-yard line and
then passed for a second
touchdown. Their kick was
good and the) were creeping
up the scoreboard. 20-14. A
few minutes later, the Braves
had the ball again, but the
quarterback was chased back
from tile line of scrimmage
and sacked b N Mario Brown
for a 10-yard loss, a huge
defensive play for Williston.
The Red Devils .had
controlled ever quarter and
tile fourth w\as no exception.
Each time the Braves got
close to the end zone, 'the
home team's defense came on
strong. The last 19 seconds
of the game crept like a snail
on a razor's edge.
The Braves were
positioned within 10 yards of
a win with the clock running
down by tenths of a second,
yet each time the defense
repulsed the Braves' attack.
The final score was 20-14, a
real homecoming victory for
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the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
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a host of other fine entertainers. The show is free, but if
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SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


WILLISTON


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OBITUARIES


Page 9


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


AXrch er
~Al Scott
Bronson
,W.C.'Fqster.--
'Chlafland
OieartGrant,


John trickln


Lupe R. Alvarez
Lupe "Wally" R. Alvarez
of Williston died Wednesday,
Sept. 28 at his home. He was
59.
Mr. Alvarez was born
in Victoria, Texas, and
was a longtime resident of
Williston.
He was the owner and
operator of Wally Alvarez
Fence Building and Repair.
He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include
sons Thomas Alvarez of
Morriston, Dennis K. Roberts
Jr. of Wachula and Brian P.
Roberts of Orange Lake;
daughters Theresa Alvarez,
Olivia Alvarez and Carmen
A. Roberts, all of Williston;
his companion, Liz Roberts
of Williston; three sisters;
and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by, Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston.

Wayne Lee Bradford
Wayne Lee Bradford of
Old Town died Thursday,
Sept. 29. He was 30.
Mr. Bradford moved to
Dixie County four years ago
from Orlando.
Survivors include .his
fiance, Stephanie Gamble
of Old Town; his mother
and stepfather, Theresa and
Amos Barr Jr. of Old Town;
his grandparents, Johanna
and Fred Bowen of Apopka;
a stepsister, Wendy Barr of
Old Town; and stepbrothers
Andrew Barr of Sanford and
Amos Bar III of Bushnell. ,.
Arrangements by Rick
Gooding Funeral Home in
Cross City.

W.C. Foster
W.C. Foster of Bronson
died Thursday, Sept. 29. He
was 67.
Mr. Foster was born in
Lepanto, Ark., and moved to
Bronson five years ago from
Davie.
He was a heavy equipment
operator and a self-taught
chef. He also loved gardening
and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife
of 46 years, Dorothy Foster
iof Bronson; daughters Denise
,.Hope and Pam Woodcock,
both otAc\\orth, Ga.; brothers
Charles Foster of Encino,
Calif., and Benny Landrum of
North Carolina; sisters Nell
,Light of Fort Pierce, Vera
'Carr of Lepanto and Betty
Landrum of Cullman, Ala.;
and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston.

Leo Donald
Gauthier II
Leo Donald Gauthier II of
Trenton died Tuesday, Sept.
27 at his home. He was 66.
Mr. Gauthier was, born
in Michigan and moved to
Trenton 13 years ago from
West Palm Beach.
He owned Old Man's
Transport, which specialized
tin non-emergency medical
transport.
He was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife,
Barbara Jean Conner Gauthier
of Trenton;: daughters Dawn
Marie Gauthier of Lake
\Worth, Debra Jackson and
,Angela Gauthier, both of
West Palm Beach;. a son
Leo Donald Gauthier III of
;Williston; a stepson, Paul'
David Lawson of West
Palm Beach; sisters Dorothy
Salsbury, Beatrice Peplinski
and Lucille Thomas, all of
Michigan; a brother, Bob
Gauthier of Michigan; and
seven grandchildren.


Old Town
Wayne Bradford
Raleigh
William Holmes


Trenton
S. Leo Gauthier 11
Margie Hagi
. Williston .
S LupeAlvarez
Mariann Micka
Richard Stanley Sr.


Arrangements by Watson
Funeral Home' in Trenton.

Pearl C. Grant
Pearl C. Grant of Chiefland
died Tuesday, Sept. 27 in
Gainesville. She was 77.
Mrs. Grant was born in
Bronson and was a lifetime
resident of the area.
She was a retired
hairdresser.
She was a ,member of the
Hardeetown Baptist Church
and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She
was a graduate of Bronson
High School.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Locke
Grant.
Survivors include
daughters Lisa Baxter and
Sherry Beauchamp, both of
Chiefland; a son, Craig Grant
of Bronson; a brother, Shelton
D. Cowart of Jacksonville;
six grandsons and three great-
granddaughters.
Arrangements by Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.

Margie Parrott Hagi
Margie Parrott Hagi of
Trenton died Tuesday, Sept.
27 in Gainesville. She was
62.
Mrs. Hagi was. born in
Campbellsville, Ky.
She was preceded in death
by her daughter, Loverne
Hilton.
Survivors include.,
daughters Paula D. Hagan of
Trenton. Kath Cobb of Lake
City, Rachel Darlene Helton
and Mary Corene Hagan,
both of' Campbellsville,
and Alta M. Lafferty of
Newcomerstown, Ohio; a
son, Joseph Michael Hagan
of Campbellsville; a sister,
Anna Nunn of Greensboro,
Ky.; her companion, Eugene
Eber of Trenton; and. 12
grandchildren.
Arrangements by Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.

William Thomas
Holmes
William Thomas Holmes of
Raleigh died Sunday, Sept.25
at Shands at the Uni\ ersiy of
Florida. He was 50.
Mr. Holmes was born
and lived most of his life in
Raleigh.
He was a carpenter.
Survivors include daughters
Doltha Rollins and Jioletress
Holmes, both of Houston; a
sister, Zena Jones of Palatka;
brothers Percell Holmes of
Archer and Clarence Holmes
of Houston;, his caregivers
Bertha and Spencer
Thompson of Raleigh; and
four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Carnegie
Funeral Home in Chiefland.

Mariann T. Micka
Mariann TT. Micka, of
Williston died Tuesda), Sept.
27 at her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Micka was born in
Helena, Ga., and moved to
Williston more than 19 years
ago from Miami.
She served as a personal
administrator for former Sen.
Bob Graham early in his
career.
She was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of
Williston, where she was a
former elder. She was an a\ id
reader and enjoyed cooking.
She was preceded int death
by her husband, Benedict
Micka.
Survivors include daughters


AREA DEATHS BY CITY


Sept. 26. He was 77.
Mr. Strickland was born
n Montbrook. He lived
in Williston for about 20
years before moving to
Jacksonville'.
He'va.-a police officer and
a member of the Fraternal
Order of Police.
He was a member of
Arlington Christian Church.
Survivors include his


wife, Dorothy M. Strickland
of Jacksonville; daughters
Janyce A. Worrell of
Worthington Springs and
Julie A. Strickland of
Jacksonville; a son, John A.


Mary Ball of Morriston,
Terry Kieffer of Ocala and
Kathy Polk of Bartow; four
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston.

Al Scott
Al Scott of Archer died
Monday, Sept. 26. He was
55.
Mr. Scott was bom in
Gainesville and moved to
Archer in 1973.
He was an electrical
coordinator at Shands
Facilities Development.
He enjoyed hunting and
fishing. He was a member
of Chiefland Hunting Club
and Bass Masters of Gator
Country. He was also active
with Boy Scout Troop 124
for many years.
He was a member of Archer
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife
of 35 years, Connie Scott of
Archer; sons 'Joshua Scott
and Nicholas Scott, both
of Archer; brothers Walter
Scott of Seligman, Mo., and
Winfield Scott of Micanopy;
sisters Margie Parker of
Titusville, Denise Savarese
of Ocala and LaVerne Burch
of Wacahoota; and one
grandson.
Arrangements by Williams-
Thomas Funeral Home West
area in Gainesville.

Michelle Sims
Michelle Sims of Chiefland
died Monday, Sept. 26. She
was 49.
Mrs. Sims was born in
Immokalee. She moved to
Chiefland more than 25 years
ago.
She was preceded in death
by a son, Cameron J. Wright.
Survivors include her
husband, Robert Eldon Sims
of Cedar Key; a son, Robert
Garrett Sims of Cedar Key;
her father and stepmother,
James Ira and TarynD. Wright
of Chiefland; sisters Renae
Dill of Ocala and Lisa Nutter,
Jami Wright and Jessica
Wright, all of Chiefland; and
a brother, John Ira Wright of
Ocklawaha.
Arrangements by Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.

Richard S. Stanley Sr.
Richard S. Stanley Sr. of
Williston died Thursday, Sept.
29 at the E.T. York Hospice
Care Center in Gainesville.
He was 65.
Mr. Stanley was a lifelong
resident of Williston.
He worked for the city of
Williston and was a member
of the First Baptist Church
of Williston. He retired
from Rayoneer Paper Co. in
Fernandina Beach. He also
belonged to the Twilight,
Hunting Club in Ocala
and enjoyed- hunting and
camping.
Survivors include his wife,
Regina Stanley of W\illiston;
sons Richard S. Stanley Jr, of
Orange Park and Billy Stanley
of \\iliston: daughters
Gloria Branch of Boca
Raton and Ursulla Carter of
Fallon, Nev.; stepsons Eric
Harvey of Fort White and
Scott Harvey of Newberry;
brothers Cecil Stanley of
Williston ard Robert Stanley
of South Carolina: and seven
grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston.

John A. Strickland
John A. Strickland of
Jacksonville died Monday,


Strickland Jr. of Jacksonville;
a stepdaughter, Connie
Heser of Denver; a sister,
Nadine Dixon of Micanopy;
brothers Maurice Strickland
of Gainesville and Darrel


about $1.1'84,900 for natural
gas, bottled gas, electricity,
heating oil, gasoline and
diesel fuel in the 2003-2004
fiscal year.
Last year the 2004-05
fiscal year that cost escalated
to $1.412,300, and this year it
will be even higher.

Clemons said that he
anticipated an increase of
about 20 percent last year and
built an additional 15 percent
into this year's budget to pay
the anticipated increases, but'
at the rate prices are rising
the 15 percent will not be
enough.
Fossil fuels aren't the only
energy prices that are rising.
Electricity production costs
continue to follow a trend of


The price of gasoliuwitj .dramatic increases as well,
increased,," .: 1,$ d ,. Jeff Fela,, spokesman
$2.86 a gal6dn during AeV "for Seminole Electric
same period. Heating fuel Cooperative.
was $1.21 a gallon but now Seminole supplies
costs $2.71 a gallon. electricity to its member co-
The director said that ops, including Central Florida
the school board paid out Electric Co-op (CFEC) based


Strickland of Savannah, Ga.;
and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corey
Kerlin Funeral Home in
Jacksonville.


SHINE will help seniors Oct. 12


There will be a SHINE
volunteer at the Chiefland
Senior Center on Wednesday,
Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to
noon.
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders),
a volunteer program under
the direction of the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs,
willhave SSA(Social Security
Administration) applications
available for those that wish
to see if they pre-qualify for
any extra help on Medicare
Part D: Prescription Drug
Program. You must have an
income of less than $14,355
for a single person with assets
of less than $23,000.. Please


have income verification with
you.
Details of Part D will
be disclosed by Medicare
in mid-October when you
receive your "Medicare and
You" booklet. You have from
Nov. 15, 2005 to May 15,
2006 to enroll in the program.
Presentations on this new
program will be made around
Levy County closer to the
enrollment time..
Please do not give out
any personal information to
anyone that calls or comes
to the door trying to sell you
a drug program. Do not give
anyone your Social Security
number, your Medicare card


number, your bank account
number, or your credit card
number over the phone or to
anyone who knocks on your
door. There are still slots
open to sign up for the Medco
$300 of free generic drugs.
To qualify you must be 60
or older and have an income
less than $19,836 for a single
person or $26,356 for a
couple.
Please be sure to bring
income verification with
you. The programs ends July
2006 and will not be affected
by Medicare Part D. Pick up
your application at a SHINE
site .or call the Elder Help
Line at 1-800-262-2243 .


'Photo by Ken Dougherty
LYNDA WHITE AND PAIGE the eagle visited Cedar Key recently as one of the
many events during the Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Experience recently.
She represented the Audubon Society's Birds of Prey Center located in Mait-
land. The eagle fell or was pushed out,of its next and was found-suffering from
a bird flu. It injured its right wing and its flight is hampered by the injury.


Birding, Wildlife Weekend a success


U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service employees and
volunteers at Lower
Suwannee National Wildlife
Refuge partnered with the
Cedar Key Chamber of
Commerce for the production
of the second annual Nature
Coast Birding & Wildlife
Experience (NCBWE).
The steering committee met
throughout the year in order
to create birding and wildlife
observation opportunities.
provide exciting key note
speakers, and tour guides
with expertise on their subject


matter.
The Refuge Friends Group,
FAVOR, provided program
volunteers and an emcee
for the evening's keynote
speakers.
Friday evening's panel
discussion on the importance
offire in wildlife management
featured Lower Suwannee
Refuge Prescribed Fire
Specialist Vic Doig and
Jeff Dimaggio, manager of
Waccasassa State Reserve
and Cedar Key Scrub.
Both have extensive
experience with "controlled


burns", and educated the
crowd regarding the many
wildlife benefits of this
management tool.
Other Refuge presentations
on the "Biodiversity of Shell
Mound" and "Passerines of
the Lower Suwannee", were
well attended and enjoyed by
during this autumn special
event.
"I thought overall the event
was excellent. I returned
for the second year and
plan to be there next year,"
said Williston resident Bill
Bennett.


in Chiefland.
Fela said Seminole operates
a variety, of plants that use
natural gas or heating oil and
owns 14 percent of the output
of the nuclear plant in Crystal
River.
He said the generation
stations have been able to
avoid excessive oil costs by
keeping the plants operating
on natural gas, but fuel costs
are 64 percent of the costs of
generating electricity.
In recent months the cost
of fuel oil has increased
85 percent and the price of
natural gas has doubled, he
said, and on Nov. 1 the cost of
one megawatt to its members
will rise from the present
$37.11 to $44.43.
Just how CFEC will pass
on those increased costs to
its customers will be up to its
governing board, he said.
Progress Energy has some
customers in Levy County,
but CFEC serves the vast
majority of consumers in the
tri-county area.


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STeFF WjR rr .
School administrators
reported Tuesday that energy
costs have soared and the
board may soon have to
transfer money intended for
other projects into this year's
budget.
"The price we pay for
diesel fuel has reached $3.07
a gallon. Looking at what
we used to pay. that's very
pricey," said Cliff Norris,
school superintendent.
Figures presented by
Finance Director Bob
Clemons show that in June of
last year the price was $1.43
per gallon.
The prices of heating fuel
and gasoline have also risen
dramiaticallN. he said.


Fuel prices higher than


school board expected









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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


BAGPIPER ROBIN HEN-
DRICKSON led the Battle
of Olustee Camp 1463
Colour Guard into posi--
tion to post the colors.


Journal photos by Ken Dougherty and Carolyn Risner


COMMANDER BILLY
MOREHEAD of the Col.
John Marshall Martin
Camp 730 played Taps.


SCV REMEMBER ONE OF ITS OWN


RICHARD AND SAMMYE HART, rep-
resenting SCV Camp 770 and Gen-
eral Robert Bullock Chapter 2420 of
the UDC.


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
An immigrant Confederate soldier who
\0ould -io on to become the longest sitting
Le%\ County judge was honored with the
dedication of a headstone on his grave last
\w weekend.
Judge Benjamin Friedman, who came to the
United States from Germany in 1843, fought
and \\ as wounded twice in the War Between
the States and served as county judge from
IS51 Sitil his death in 1911, is buried in the
Bronson Cemetery until recently without a
headstone.
He served with the Third South Carolina
Battalion and was wounded in the ankle and
shoulder during battles in the war, then was
discharged and moved to Florida, explained
Clement Lindsey, commander of the John
Hance O'Steen Camp 770 of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans.
"He served his country in v\ ar and peace,"
L ind s-. aid.
The commander said that the Sons of
Confederate Veterans travels around the
state and country to provide headstones for
the veterans.
"We participate in Confederate memorials
and dedications. We go out and find the
veterans and find out if they have a headstone.
If they don't have one, we order one and have
a-small dedication ceremony," he explained.
The sons and daughters of Confederate
veterans honor not only the Stars and Bars
but the Stars and Stripes as well.


"Before the soldiers were allowed to come
home, they had to swear allegiance to the United
States and promise to protect and defend the
country. They did that and have honored that
pledge.
"They came home to a southern economy that
always had been fragile and after the war they
came home to lean and mean times. They built
their homes and worked to rebuild their lives,"
said Emelie Matthews, a speaker who was filling
in for her ailing husband, in a message explaining
southern heritage.
She said that the war was fought in an effort
to protect states' rights and the ability to have
laws that suited the local conditions, and not to
preserve slavery as many people believe.
"Our flag (Stars and Bars) is used by some
who use it to promote hate. For us it is the flag
of honorable men who fought for a cause they
believed in," she said.
The dedication ceremony included several
poems and sentiments provided by speakers from
the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC)
Kirby Smith Chapter 202, and Annette Lindsey-
Hutson with her son, Lindsey, played the part of
the widow and set a flower on the judge's grave.
The commander also thanked the General
Robert Bullock Chapter 2020 of the UDC and
members of several other groups of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans for their help in the
project.
Melody LaFlam, a town councilwoman, was
presented a plaque as a way of thanks for her
"service above and beyond the call of duty" by
the commander.


EVERY CLASS, and every age, of
those who were affected by the
War Between the States was rep-
resented.


THE WOMEN, portrayed here by Virginia Fettes, Jes-
sica Bastien, Kay Hall and Annette Lindsey-Hutson,
reminded guests about those who kept the homes
fires burning. The women represent the UDC, Kirby
Smith Chapter 2020.


THE NEW tombstone of Judge Friedman.


ANNETTE LINDSEY-HUTSON and her son, Lindsey
Edwards Hutson, lay a flower on the grave of Judge
Benjamine Friedman, the longest sitting judge in the
history of Levy County, who is buried in the Bron-
son cemetery.


JUDGE BENJAMIN FRIEDMAN, a Confederate soldier who later immigrated to'1....mI
Levy County and became the longest sitting judge in the county's history, was
given a 21-gun salute by the John Hance O'Steen Camp 770 volunteers during
a ceremony in Bronson recently. THE GRAVE of Judge Friedman is flanked by the flags he served.


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Life Skills takes time for family


Celebrating "Family Day" is a way to reflect
on the importance of your role as a parent,
whether it is eating dinner with your children
or engaging in other family activities.
In honor of the governor's "Florida Family
Day", Unity Family Community Center
along with the Levy County Girls Life Skills
Program hosted its first Family Day Dinner.
In preparation for this night, Mrs. Muriel
Turner of the Levy County Extension Office
demonstrated How to Set a Table, Preparing
a Menu and Table Manners.
The youth were involved in the Dinner
Etiquette classes to compliment their Family
Day Dinner. The youth prepared the menu,
which included spaghetti and meatballs,
dinner rolls, corn on the cob, green beans,
lemonade and fruit salad.
The parents were invited to experience the
youth serving and preparing the meals, and
they participated in the Violence and Drug
Abuse Prevention, provided by Deputy Ken
Maddox of the Sheriff's Department of Levy
County.
The Florida Office of Drug Control
declared Sept. 26,2005 Florida's Family Day,
along with its state-level partners and local
community anti-drug coalitions. The Pledge
Drive mission is to encourage families to
make dinner time a family affair.
The goal of the project is to have 5,000
families pledge to eat together on Family Day,
Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, and to make eating
together as a family a priority throughout the


year.
The Life Skills Program at the Bronson site
meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however,
they celebrated the occasion on Sept. .27 at
Bronson High Middle School, in honor of
Florida Family Day. The youth were really
excited about the dinner preparations and
serving their families.
The youth and parents together will
complete a Family Day Dinner survey to
express their concerns and benefits from the
Violence and Drug Abuse Prevention video/
presentation, and their pledge-of at least once
per week, participation in family dinners.
Levy County Girls Life Skills Program would
like to express our appreciation to the parents;
Nanette Alfonso, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey, and
Tina Borales for engaging in this event with
us. Parents often forget or doubt their ability
to positively affect their children's choices,
especially their choices concerning substance
abuse. Below is a list of activities you can do
with your own children every day:
*Menu planning and preparation for family
meals
*taking an active part in homework time
*Doing artwork, coloring, or sharing
creative activities as a family
*Playing board games
*Taking a family walk or bike ride
*Reading a story together
*Having family share time of the past,
present, and future memories, stories, and
dreams


Comeaux family welcomes Jackson


Jackson Russel Comeaux
was born Aug. 5, 2005 at
Lakeland Florida Regional
Medical Center. He weighed
six pounds and measured 21
inches, in length.
The, parents are Bart A.
Comeaux and Leslie C.
Comeaux of Lakeland.
Paternal grandparents 'are


Russel and Shirley Comeaum
of Chiefland and maternal
grandparents are Randy anc
Bert ClaN of Lady Lake.
Paternal great-grandparent:
are the late John and Bessic
Meeks of Ellzey and matema
great-grand parents are Pau
and Inza Clay of Ft. Me er,
Beach.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Pagell


Bill Hammond is Chiefland's


interim city manager


BY KEN DOUGHERTY
STAFF WRITER
Chiefland Building
and Zoning Director Bill
Hammond will fill in as
city manager until a new
manager is hired.
Hammond was
recommended for the
position by departing
manager Ed Smith, whose
last day on the. job was
Tuesday.


Smith pointed to
Hammond's experience in
managing people and large
projects plus the fact that he
filled the position temporarily
before Smith was hired by the
city.
City Commissioner Alice
Monyei asked Hammond if
he had any personal agenda to
terminate any city personnel
if appointed to the position.
"I have no particular agenda


to fire or hire anybody. I
have no personal need to
have the position. I'm just
trying to help out the city
as I've done in the past,"
Hammond said.
A new city manager isn't
expected to be hired until
March according to a time
line adopted by the city
commission on MondaN,
and the last day to apply for
the position is Dec. 8.


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Old-Crow Hair

A Levy County Indian Tale


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Lately she went alone to
pick medicine plants, her
mother's basket underherann.
She was old, a grandmother,
yet her e3es still t"winkled
and her, step still steady. She
took her time. She followed
all the rules. The moon had
to be just right. Each type
of herb or medicine collected
in its own time, an .ageless
practice followed \\ith care.
Her natural cycle, also a
serious' consideration, had to
be taken into account; when
she was young but not\, not
a problem. One good thing
the old ladies said. She could
collect what ever she wanted:


age had lifted this taboo, but
she missed the stirring of the
unborn and the nursing, now
left to younger women.
She saw her children born
and some had died. Life, life,
life. She never questioned
the creator's xways. Her mind
was on herbs. Her long black
fair. her pride and joy all her
life. It gave her an honored
name. A descriptive name.
She was called Crow hair.
Somehow this name did riot
fit her no\\ for even the oldest
cro\s were still shiny black.
The creator did not turn them
Lgray. As a young \\oman


FFA Alumni plan fish fry
The Levy County FFA ALumni \\ill host a fish fr. Oct. 14
at the Ag Building at Chiefland High School. Serving %\ill
begin at 5 p.m. and for $6 you get fresh mullet, grits, baked
beans, cole slaw%, hush puppies, tea and dessert.


Kountry Kids 4-H meets

Kountry Kids 4-H Club will be meeting lMonday. Oct. 10
at 7 p.m at the Bronson First Baptist Church.


her shiny black hair locks
adorned her husband's shirt.
She remembers how grand
he looked and proud. He is
buried in that shirt waiting for
her.
Oh, but not yet. She
laughed to herself: life,
life, life. 'She had taught
her daughters all she knew
about life as she was taught
bN her mother, froni mothers
to mothers. For as far back
as anyone in the tribe could
remember, this \\as their \\ay.
The world w"as changing fast.
Too fast as far as she was
concerned, but on her own in
the fields and Woods, to her,
nothing changed. The rocks,
trees, birds, animals ,and
flowers were all kin to her and
a part of her. She was happy\
for her heart never gre\\ old.
And sometimes when she
looked into the pond her hair
appeared blacker than the
blackest crow. She laughed
to herself, life, life, life.

Talking, John Esteves
resides in Inglis.


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Ellzey UMC plans yard sale OBITUARY


The Ellzey United Methodist Church will hold a yard
sale on Saturday. Oct. 15 (same day as Cedar Key Seafood
'Festival) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you have any items to
donate please drop them off at the church or call one of the
members..
Ellzey Methodist Church is located on the Cedar Key
highway two miles west of the flashing light at Otter Creek.


Couples itching to get hitched
Ronald Bruce Coffey, 4/11/59, and Debra Sue Helms,
11/20/56, both of Dunnellon.
Rickie Glenn Boyd, Jr., 11 20 78, and Chasity Marie Walk-
er, 12/18/82, both of Morriston.
.Ruben Sanchez 'Perez, 3/6/59, and Nanc. Litwa, 2/6/54,
both of Nlorriston.



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Christopher John
Ratay
Christopher John Ratay
died Sunday, Sept. 25. 2005
at his home in Ocala. F lorida.
He \\as 37.
Mr. Rata was. born in
Miami,: Florida and has been
a lonLtime resident of Ocala.
He w worked for CSX as a train
conductor. Mr. Ratay also
enjoyed farming.
He is survived by his
parents, John Rata.,
Hollyw\ood, and Susan
Ratay, Blichton; two sisters,
Lynnette Brooks, Tampa and
Robin Vick, Blichton.
Arrangements were under
the care ,of Knauff Funeral
Home, W Villiston.


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Tile Store Open


Beware of canine flu


Journal photo by Ken Dougherty
HE DIAND RAY SAMEC have opened Wholesale Tile North on SR 24 just
ut~iz dee Bron-son. at 22nd Avenue North. The store sells floor and wall tile
in a variety of decorative styles.


Cindy's Cottage Opens


Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson recently alerted the
public to an emerging canine
respiratory disease that can
mimic symptoms of "kennel
cough" but is more serious
and generally requires the
attention of a veterinarian.

Known as "canine
influenza" or "canine flu,"
the disease is caused by a
virus that recently has been
identified by University of
Florida researchers and has
been responsible for severe
respiratory disease outbreaks
in the past year among racing
greyhounds in Florida and
other states.
The highly contagious
virus is beginning to show up
in dogs in shelters, boarding
facilities and clinics in several



Save a life
On, Monday, Oct.
17 and Monday, Oct.
24, the Levy County
Health Department will
sponsor a FREE one-
hour session to learn how
you can save your life or
someone else's and how
to recognize heart attack
warning signs.
If you plan to attend
please RSVP to Slande
Celeste at 352-493-6774
or 352-486-5300. Healthy
snacks will be provided!


areas of Florida, including
Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm
Beach and Duval counties.,
Andwith Hurricane Katrina
evacuees accompanied by
pets temporarily relocating
in numerous parts of Florida,
Bronson believes that the
disease could increase in
coming weeks.
"We already have alerted
veterinary practitioners
throughout the state to be on
the lookout for canine flu,
and we believe it is prudent at
this time to advise the public
to be aware of symptoms of
this respiratory ailment and
to respond appropriately,"
Bronson said. .
Like "kennel cough,'
symptoms of canine flu
include a cough and nasal
discharge, and sometimes
fever and listlessness.
The State Veterinarian's


Office, which is a division ,
of Bronson's department, :
recommends consulting with t
a veterinarian if the dog' .
experiences severe symptomsrn
or fails to respond to normal :i
"kennel cough" therapy,,
which generally in olhes
antibiotics.

Because canine flue is a.
newly emerging disease, all
dogs, regardless of breed
or age, are susceptible.
to. infection and have no
naturally acquired or \ accine-
induced immunity.
While most dogs that
contract the disease
experience what is regarded as
the milder form of canine flu,
some develop a more acute
disease with clinical signs of
pneumonia. Among the later
group, the mortality rate is
between 1 and 5 percent.


Levy gets $35K grant


Levy County Extension
Office was awarded a $3,5,000
DelinquencyPreventionGrant
by the Florida Department
of Juvenile Justice to fund
the, "Challenge for Positive
Change Program for its
second year. Challenge for
Positive Change (CPC) is
an After School Program
that targets youth that are at-
risk in the 32696, 32621 and
32626 zip codes.
The overall focus of
CPC is the productive use
of behavioral challenged


leisure time by exposing
youth to camping, reading,
storytelling, outdoor/
adventure education, science
and reading literacy, behavior
management, character
development and community
service projects to foster
community attachment.
For more information
about this program you
may contact Albert Fuller,
Program Director or Annie
Battles, Program Coordinator
at the Levy County Extension
Office at (352) 486-5131.


Corrections officer charged with DUI


Journal photo by Miriam Blitch


CINDY'S COTTAGE in Williston is now open. At the ribbon cutting ceremony
last week were, from left, Jackie Ryalls, Dauye Kline, Mary Kline, Jim Cole-
man, city manger; Alan Bird, hospital administrator; Todd Etheridge of Per-
kins State Bank and Chamber Treasurer Robert Allen of Floral Occasions in
Williston. Front row, holding the ribbon are Sharon Brannan, CPA; Destiny
Ryalls, Sarah Love, Mayor of Williston Gerald Hethcoat. Owners of Cindy
Cottage are Cindy Murphy, Peggy Gilbert and Mignon Craig.


WILLISTON FLOORING is ready to cover your floors. At the ribbon cutting
ceremony last week were, from left, Marissa Crane and Joseph Crane man-
ager and owner; Steven Neal, Glenn and Connie Harris, Mayor Gerald Het-
hcoat, Angel Edwards, Todd Etheridge, Sarah Love, Destiny and Samantha
Ryalls, Jim Coleman, Holding the ribbon is Maggie Crane, manager and
owner; and Trey Tinney, Harriet Jones, Robert Allen, June Burleson, Savan-
nah McCoy and Amanda Burleson.


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Vehicles. Boats and RV Sloratre


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A corrections officer has
been charged with driving
while under the influence by
Chiefland police.
Lynn Jarrett Quirin, 49, of
Chiefland was arrested just
before 10 p.m. on South Main
Street by an officer respond-
ing to a call about a reckless
driver, the report states.
The report notes that a
breath tests results showed
alcohol levels of 0.209 and
0.214.
In an unrelated case, David
Lee Shell, 25, of Old Town
was arrested and charged
with felony battery with great
bodily harm on Sept. 19, it
was reported.
Shell is accused of striking
a 64-year-old Prairie Oaks
employee several times in the
face because he was "hav-
ing a bad day" and the victim
"called him names," accord-
ing to the report.
On Oct. 1 three arrests
were made with charges of il-
legal drugs filed.
Clinton D. Livingston, 37,
of Chiefland was arrested at
3:30 a.m. and charged with
possession of cocaine after he
was asked to exit a car he was
riding in during a traffic stop.
Justin Charles Cooper, 20,
of St. Petersburg was arrested
at about 4 a.m. after admit-
ting to an officer, he had a
small amount (2.7 grams)
of marijuana .in his posses-
sion following a traffic stop
for a burned out license plate
light.
Joseph Kit Miller, 20, of
Chiefland was arrested at
12:20 a.m. and charged with
possession of a small amount


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SgI Located south of Bronson on Yfighway 27-A


of marijuana and drug para-
phernalia. His car was stopped
because of a burned out head-
light, the report states.
On Oct. 2 three more drug
arrests were made, according
to police department reports.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Mark J.
,Strickland, 26, of St. Augus-
tine was charged with posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, drug paraphernalia
and driving while his license
is suspended or revoked. He
was stopped for weaving on
NW 14th Street and was not
wearing his seat belt, the re-
port states.
Steven N. Edgell, 18, of
Chiefland was arrested about
5:20 a.m. and charged with
possession of marijuana af-
ter being stopped for illegal
lighting on his vehicle, ac-
cording to the report.
Scott A. Santini, 42, of
Steinhatchee was arrested ten
minutes before midnight and
charged with felony posses-
sion of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. He was pulled
over because he was driving a
vehicle without a rear bumper


* Sheriff


and improper display of a li-
cense plate then a dog alerted
to the presence of drugs, the
report states.
A passenger in Santini's,
vehicle, Eric Folberth, 30.
also of Steinhatchee, was ar-,
rested on a warrant charging"
him with violation of proba-!
tion in Dixie County.
Other arrests noted include'
Derrick D. Bowers, 25, of|
Chiefland who is charged?
with resisting arrest without
violence. He is accused of
running away from an officeri
trying to arrest him on a war-.
rant, according to the report.
Angela Nicole Pezolano,
21, of Old Town was issued&
a notice to appear in court|
and face a charge of shoplift-i
ing and a trespass warning on4
Oct. 2. She is accused of at-i
tempting to steal clothing at'
Wal-Mart, the report.states, '
Eric Charles McClendon,,
45, of Chiefland was arrested'
and charged with trespass af-i
ter warning at the Chevron!
station in south Chiefland,
about 7 p.m. on Oct. 10.
Con from


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with a warrant at the Levy County Jail charging him with
violation of probation on a possession of cocaine conviction.
Elford David Jackson, 66, of Morriston was arrested on
Sept. 28 and served a warrant charging him with failure to
appear for jury duty.
Kyle Alan Jordan, 19, of Chiefland was arrested Sept. 24
and charged with driving a vehicle with an unassigned tag and
operating an unregistered vehicle.
Michelle D. Fransser, 37, of Williston was arrested on
Sept. 26 and charged with obstruction and battery on a law
enforcement officer following an incident at her home.




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Call Eddie & Inga Hatch, serving Chiefland for 24 years
"Our reputation is your sa tisfa action "
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425 N. Main St. Chiefland
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sympathy
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Page 13


Williston


Peanut Festival


2005


IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PEANUTS


A DISPLAY OF ANTIQUE TRACTORS DREW THE CURIOUS


THEY WERE NUTS IN WILLISTON


RING AROUND ROSIE WAS A DISTRACTION DURING THE PAGEANT
i-


Journal photos by Carolyn Risner
and Ken Dougherty


WITH HOT TEMPERATURES, EVERYONE WANTED
A COOL DRINK


LITTLE PEANUT QUEEN


CROWDS POURED INTO TOWN TO CELEBRATE
THE PEANUT


LITTLE PEANUT KING


THE DAY PROVED TOO MUCH FOR SOME




A list ofpageant participants and winners
coming next week!


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005, LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Classified

and Deadline:
Monday
and 2p.m.





egals



LEVY COUNTY JO URNAL
m E CT 0..,PAPEAt*E1F.I -


100 MISCELLANEOUS
105 Personals
110 Lost & Found
115 Notices
125 Services
130 Free
200 EMPLOYMENT
210 Help Wanted/Full-time
240 Help Wanted/Part-time
245 Work Wanted
300 RENTALS
305 Apartments for Rent
310 Houses for Rent
315 Mobile Homes for Rent


Call:
Fax:


330 Commercial Property
for Rent
345 Wanted to Rent
400 REAL ESTATE
405 Condos & Apart-
ments for Sale
410 Houses for Sale
415 Mobile Homes for
Sale
435 Commercial Property
for Sale
500 FOR SALE
505 Antiques
510 Auctions


515 Yard Sales
525 Appliances
535 Pets & Animals
600 RECREATION
605 Boats & Marine
610 Campers & RVs
615 Motorcycles & ATVs
700 FARM
705 Farm Equipment
800 TRANSPORTATION
810 Automobiles
820 Trucks
825 Vans
900 LEGALS


How to Place Your Ad


Chietland 352-490-4462
Chiefland 352-490-4490


Email: mblitch,' leX iournal.coni
Visit: 13 South Main Street, Chiefland


Bronson 352-486-2312
Bronson 352-486-5042

440 South Court Street, Brc


105 Personals

AA MEETING-for information
call North Central Florida Inter-
group Office at (352) 372-8091
which is also a 24 hour local hot-
line number, tfn

Lost and Founiq

IF YOU'VE lost an animal, dog
or cat, please contact the Levy
County Animal Control at 486-
5138 www.levycountyanimal.
petfinder.org. Tfnf


125 Servicesl

T & J TREE SERVICES. Li-
censed and insured, free esti-
mates, 17 years experience, and
24-hr. emergency service. Call
352-486-6297. 10/27p

TREES, TREES, TREES. Langs-
ton Tree Services, Inc. Call (352)
490-4456. tfnb
MOWING, "TRIMMING, sod,
shrub, grooming, mulching, fer-
tilizing, pressure washing, sea-
sonal clean up, complete land-
scaping! Licensed and insured.
Call Terry, (352)-486-1365; Cell
(352) 281-3203.tfnb

SAW MILL SERVICES custom
cutting your wood or ours. 352-
493-2612. tfnb

Employment


204

Help Wante
210 Full time
IMMEDIATE OPENING for a-
full-charge bookkeeper. Will be
responsible for all accounting
functions through preparation
of financial statements. Duties
include payroll, taxes, leases
& contracts, & month-end
closing, etc. The position will
be responsible for multiple
sets of books and bank
accounts. Proficient with Excel,
QuickBooks, etc. Flexible team
player with a good sense of
humor that is highly organized
& detail oriented. Position is
with an established business.
Top pay for the right person, Pay
commensurate with talent and
experience. Email resume to
lindac()gatorworks,com, fax to
352-490-6189 or mail to PO Box
1126, Chiefland, FL 32644


Help Wante
210 Full time
SUE'S BEAUTY SHOP--Full
time hair dresser needed. Call
352-486-0068 10/6b

THE CITY OF CHIEFLAND of-
fers a career opportunity for a
full time Project and Finance
Coordinator for Municipal op-
erations. This is a technical and
"hands-on/get-things-done" posi-
tion managing and coordinating
grants& and preparing financial
reports. Graduation from an ac-
,credited four year college or uni-
versity with major course work in
. business or related field, or an
equivalent combination of train-
ing and experience is preferred.
Salary range'$30,000 $33,000
DOQ. Applications can be ob-
tained at City Hall, 214 East Park,
Avenue Chiefland, Fl. Deadline
is October 19, 2006. DFW EOE.
10/6,13b

POPULATION OF 2,107 The
City of Chiefland City Manager
is the chief administrative officer
of all city departments and is re-
sponsible for an annual budget
of $3.2 million. Chiefland has. a
five, member City Commission,
including i oM oaybr/Commi3 '
si;, -n r 'I.an"d .,,e I. ayorl+C
missioner. The City Manager,
along with the Police Chief and
Fire Chief, report directly to the
City Commissioners, who are
elected to two-year terms on a
city-wide basis. Graduation from
an accredited college or univer-
sity with a bachelor's degree in
public administration or business
administration and five (5) years
experience in progressively re-
sponsible management positions
in local government is required.
Job description available upon
request. Salary range is $46,439-
$70,243 DOQ. Submit resume
to the City of Chiefland Attn: City
Manager Position 214 East Park
Avenue Chiefland, FL, 32626 or
email to Mary ElIzey, Deputy City
Clerk, at mary@chieflandfla.
com. Deadline: December 8,
2005. 10/6,20,11/3,17,12/1 b

EXPERIENCED AUTO Tech-
nician needed for GM Dealer-
ship. Prefer ASE/GM training
but will consider applicant with
right attitude, verifiable refer-
ences, own tools and valid D/L.
Pay scale from $15-$22 per hour
based on experience. Group
health insurance, AFLAC, paid
vacations/holidays. Please con-
tact Vernon at 352-493-4263"or
vernon-l@bellsouth.net or fax
resume to 352-493-4277 tfnb


Classified deadline is 2"
p.m. Monday


Help Wante
210 Full time

DRAFTSPERSON needed for
residential design, exp in Auto
Cad or Soft plan helpful. Great
starting wages, plus benefits.
Call 352-486-2470 or fax resume
to 352-486-4199. 10/6, 13b


THE CITY OF CHIEFLAND,
population 2,107, is accepting
resumes for the position of Po-
lice Chief. The Police Chief is re-
sponsible for 8 sworn and 3 non-
sworn employees. A Bachelor's
degree in police science, criminal
justice, public administration or a
related field is preferred. At least
5-10 years experience in law
enforcement a minimum of two
years experience as a chief or
assistant chief or equivalent po-
lice management in a unionized
law enforcement environment is
desired. The successful candi-
date will possess great commu-
nication and interpersonal skills,
and will be dedicated profession-
al who has demonstrated proven
business acumen, exemplary
leadership skills with extensive
knowledge of police administra-
tion and law enforcement princi-
ples,;l-as. and ordinanoes,rbtudx).
go tfigOgRd vcal -t6 mrnRr"W'Ah-'''
candidate will have the overall
ability to identify problems and
employ creative solutions that
will provide a high level of law
enforcement service to the com-
munity. Salary range $40,114 -
$60,676 Closing date is October
24, 2005. Mail resume to City of
Chiefland 214 East Park Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626 352-493-
6711. 10/6,13,b ,


CLEAN, QUIET comfortable
room for rent, non-smoker and
nondrinker. Call 528-0889 or
352-284-6476. 9/29,10/6p

FOR RENT ON two acres D/W.
to share. Expenses to be split.
Private bed and bath. Call cell
319-329-1297. 10/6p


415Mobile Homr

STICKY HOUSES & MOBILES..
'Local business enjoys solving
sticky real estate situations with
real people. If late payments,
divorce, death in family, fore-
closure, vacancy, fire or sudden
change is knocking on your door,
call to find solutions. Specializing
in Levy County properties. Toll
free 1-877-695-6800. 10/13/05b


Land
425
WATERFRONT M/H lot w/power
pole, water, septic, and cable
hookups at 428 Carol Street, Su-
wannee. $300 per month. Call
207-454-8147. 9/29, 10/6,13,
20p

ACRE AND %A land fenced and
surveyed, deep well, septic tank
940 gallons, utility house, veri-
fied subdivision. Call-486-4731-..
'9/29/j0,/O p -'-eb q i i 6 fi.iw e6

For Sale 5



MEW MOWER & CHAIN SAW
PARTS: Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp,
Murray, Sears, MTD, Briggs,
Kohler, Robin,, and Honda.
Blades for most mowers. Beau-
champ Saw Shop, 1/5/06p

NEW U.S. General Thunderbolt
Generator, 5100 rated power,
$600. Call 352-528-2124 10/6p


PUBLISI-IERNOIIL~ -


PUBLISHER NOIlCu-
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Hous
ing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation o
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial statu:
or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation o
discrimination, Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living
with parents 9r legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real es
tate that is in violation of thd' law. Our readers are hereby informed that a
dwelling advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669
9777. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275..


Regina Goss
Licensed Real Estate Broker


LAND & ACREAGE:


GOSS WILLIAMS
REAL ESTATE, INC.


City of Chiefland large a- oth commercial
and residential z~c om Post Office & new
apartment complex. Many possibilities. $330,000.00
Natural Florida 1 acre wooded lot on paved road
close to Suwannee & public boat ramp. $27,500.00
Bronson Heights 1 acre lot just off paved street,
scattered trees. $24,900.00
Planted Pines 20 ac endn and.on paved high-
way-good loca LConTrO, 00.00 ,
Fowlers Bluff small single-wide mobile home on 2
lots on 151st Terrace in Fowlers Bluff. $55,000.00
New Listing Three eat neighborhood,
,priced to sell. $9 c ,000 ,' r
5 Wooded. Acres -.Corners 2 paved roads. large -aks,
greatneighiborhood, $80.Q0 .0O .b "'
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:
Attention Horse Lovers- 84 acre ranch in Williston area
with 3/2 home, including office & fireplace. Front &
rear porches overlooking cross fenced acreage. Barn
with apartment. Great view from hilltop. $1.6 million'
Complete Business Opportunity Turn-key business'
including building, inventory, & equipment at the
Scrap Attack store in S. Chiefland. Just open the doors
& go to, work! $250,000.00
City of Chiefland 2 or 3 BR, 1 Bath home on US Alt 27,
enclosed garage and screened porch. $135,000
102 S. Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office; 352-493-2838 Evenings: 352-493-1380


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


CLASSIFIED & LEGALS


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


Page 15


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 1933 of the sale of
2002 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be is-
sued thereon. The name(s) of
the holders) of said Certificate,
the description of the property,
and the name(s) in which it is as-
sessed are as follows:

NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): Robert Alan
Smathers.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: Lot 8, Block E, Riv-
erside Subdivision, Unit No. 3,
according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 15,
public records of Levy County,
Florida, Section 06, Township 17
South, Range 16 East, Parcel
#08166-000-00. Together with
a 1955 OWOSSO mobile home
bearing ID #291955 and RP#39-
1301.

NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: Barry Bruce and Tam-
my Bruce.

All of said property being in the
County of Levy, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such Cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest
bidder in the Courthouse lobby
on Monday, the 24th day of Oc-
tober, 2005, between the hours
of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
DATED this 19th day of Sept.,
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub.: Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6
and 13, 2005


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 3306 of the sale of
2002 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be is-


sued thereon. Thne nare(s) or,
tle holders) of said Certificate,,.
tIe description of the property,
and the name(s) in which it is as-
sessed are as follows:

NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): Robert Alan
Smathers.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: Lot 12, Block
B, Cason's Inglis Acres Unit.10,
according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, page 50,
public records of Levy County,
Florida, Section 35, Township 16
South, Range 16 East, Parcel
#13185-000-00.

NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: Bobby D. Pruitt and
Sandra L. Pruitt.

All of said property being in the
County of Levy, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such Cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest
bidder in the Courthouse lobby
on Monday, the 24th day of Oc-
tober, 2005, between the hours
of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
DATED this 19th day of Sept.,
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub.: Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6
and 13, 2005


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 3254 of the sale of
2002 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be is-
sued thereon. The name(s) of
the holders) of said Certificate,
the description of the property,
and the name(s) in which it is as-
sessed are as follows:

NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDER(S): Robert Alan
Smathers.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
PROPERTY: Lot 14, Block I, Ca-
son's Inglis Acres Unit 1, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 4, page 41, public
records of Levy County, Florida,
Section 34, Township 16 South,
Range 17 East, Parcel #12649-
000-00. Together with a 1987
NOBI mobile home bearing ID#
N83438A and N83438B.


NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: B. Alexander Szalkay

All of said property being in the
County of Levy, State of Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the
property described in such Cer-
tificate will be sold to the highest
bidder in the Courthouse lobby
on Monday, the 24th day of Oc-
tober, 2005, between the hours
of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
DATED thisl9th day of Sept.,
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub.: Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6
and 13, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA-000840
LORNA BENT,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RISH BACHU,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RISH BACHU
16722 Gothic Drive'
Jamaica Hills, NY 11432

AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, un-
der, or against RISH BACHU, or
her heirs, administrators and as-
signs, as well, as all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the fol-
lowing property in Levy County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lot 64, Block 33, RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES, per OR Book
493, Page 622, public records of
Levy County, Florida. Sec. 13,
T15S, R17E.
(Parcel Account No. 06887-005-
00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office


.Box 1354,


"Bronson, 'Florida


32621, dpiworbefore October 21,
2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
petition,
Dated this 8th day of Septemiber
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Pub: September 15, 22, 29,
October 6,,2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.:05-CA-535
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES,
INC., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CITIFINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC. 344, LLC
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL
SERVICES COMPANY OF
FLORIDA, INC., SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO ASSOCIATES
FINANCIAL SERVICES .OF
AMERICA, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
FRANKIE CLENNY A/K/A
FRANKIE L. CLENNY, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER .PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST FRANKIE CLENNEY
A/K/A FRANKIE L. CLENNEY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE. OF
FRANKIE CLENNEY A/K/A
FRANKIE L. CLENNEY, IF
ANY; K2 ACQUISITIONS, LLC;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE,
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 21, 2005 entered in
Civil Case No.05-CA-535 of the
Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial
Circuit in and for LEVY County,
BRONSON, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash at MAIN LOBBY at
the LEVY County Courthouse
located at 355 SOUTH STREET
in BRONSON, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 24th day of October,


2005 the following described
property as set. forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 26 OF BLOCK 65, AS
SHOWN ON MAP ENTITLED
UNIVERSITY OAKS, AS FILED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGES
15, 15H-15M, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1975
SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
VIN#K1563.
Dated this 21st day of
September, 2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk

THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive
Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
05-42218(TCFM)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the LEVY County Courthouse at
904-486-5276, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Flprida Relay Service.
Pub: September 29, October 6,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA 000839
MISHKA LEVY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELDON L. McLEES,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELDON L. McLEES
1305 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
53066

AS WELL AS any and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against
ELDON L. McLEES, or his heirs,
administrators and assigns,
as well as all parties having, or
claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein
described.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the following
property in Levy County, Florida,,
to-wit:
Lot 46, Block 36, RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES, Levy County,
Florida.
Sec. 13, T15S, R17E.
(Parcel Account No. 06895-
046-00)
has been filed against you and
you are required 'to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1354, Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before October 21,
2005; and file the original with the
'Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 80 day of September
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 15, 22, 29,
October 6, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA 000877
PATRICK O'KEEFE and
LURALEMARCH,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JUAN RODRIGUEZ,
- Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JUAN RODRIGUEZ
5731 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

AS WELL AS any and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against JUAN
RODRIGUEZ, or his heirs,
administrators and assigns,


as well as all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the following
property in Levy County, Florida,
to-wit:
Lot 2, Block 107, WILLISTON
HIGHLANDS GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES,
according to the .plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages
67 through 67M of the public


records of Levy County, Florida.
S16-T13S-R18E.
(Parcel No. 09285-001-00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1354, Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before October 28,
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 16th day of September
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 22, 29,
October 6, 13,. 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA 000876
PATRICKO'KEEFE and LURALE
MARCH,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JOSEFINA PEREZ DROSS,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOSEFINA PEREZ DROSS
; All Calle Teruel Dos Pinos
San.Juan, PR 00923

AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, or against JOSEFINA
PEREZ DROSS, or her heirs,
administrators and assigns,
as well as all parties having or
.claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the following
property in Levy County, Florida,
to-wit:
Lot 26, Block 51, OAK RIDGE
ESTATES SUBDIVISION,
according to. the plat thereof
recordedin Plat Book 3, Pages
63-1 through 63-7, of the public.
records of Levy County, Florida.
Sec. 23, T12S, R17E.
(Parcel No. 09399-025-00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it,, if any, .on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER,.. Flairlif.'s attorney,
whose address. is Post Office
Box 1354, Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before October 28,
2005, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 16th day of September
2005&
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 22, 29,

October 6, 13, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 38-2005-CP-194
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEE MULLER WOODS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of LEE MULLER WOODS',
deceased, whose date of death
was July 4, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P 0 Box 610,
Bronson, FL 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION


OF THIS NOTICE.-
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN 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 AF-


TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is September
29, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Lorelei W. Hagen
224 Ridge Manor Drive
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
E.A.W. "PAN" ZETTLER
Attorney for Lorelei W. Hagen
Florida Bar No. 327255
Boone & Zettler, LLP
11 SW 1st Street
Williston, Florida 32696
Telephone (352) 528-2225
Pub: September 29, October 6,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA 971
LATAYA S. COLEMAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHIRISTINE McRAE and
NELLIE HAROLD, also known
as NELLIE HARROLD, if living,
and if deceased, their respective
heirs,administrators and
assigns,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRISTINE McRAE
Address Unknown
NELLIE HAROLD
Address Unknown

AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, or against CHRISTINE
McRAE and NELLIE HAROLD,
also known as NELLIE
HARROLD, or their respective
heirs, administrators and assigns,
as well as all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the following
property in Levy County, Florida,
to-wit;
Lot 29, Block 9, TOWN OF
EAST WILLISTON, Levy County,
Florida, LESS the Northwest'
Quarter of same.
(Parcel Nos. 06224-000-00,
06217-000-00 and 06215-000-
00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy._Pfy8H( wYritenL,,cfed e
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box
1354, Bronson, Florida 32621,
on or before November 4, 2005,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 21 day of September
2005.,
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 29,
October 6, 13, 20, 2005'

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA 0851
RICHARD LIVONI,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALTER A. GROCHMAL, if liv-
ing, or if deceased, his heirs, ad-.
ministrators and assigns,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The heirs, administrators
and assigns of WALTER A.
GROCHMAL,
Deceased
AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, or against WALTER A.
GROCHMAL, his heirs, admin-
istrators and assigns, as well as
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the fol-
lowing property in Levy County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lot 7, Block 5, B & R SUBDIVI-
SION, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 29, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
(Parcel Account No. 29-12-18-
06753-003-00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to it, if
any, on CHARLOTTE J. WEl-


DNER, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or
before November 4, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this: Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you
for the relief, demanded in the
Complaint or petition.


Dated this 19 day of Septem-
ber 2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 29,
October 6, 13, 20, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 05-CA-000648
ALEXANDER McCLEAN and
ALBERTA McCLEAN
Plaintiffs,
VS
EDWARD F. FERGUSON,
MARGUERITE FERGUSON
AND MARGARET MORRISSEY
Together With their
heirs, should they be deceased,
and any natural unknown
persons who might be the
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other, parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
above-named defendants
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

To: EDWARD F. FERGUSON,
MARGUERITE FERGUSON
AND MARGARET MORRISSEY
You hereby are notified that a
Complaint to Quiet Title, was filed
in this court on July 18, 2005. You
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
the petitioner's attorney, whose
name and address is: Sherea-
Ann Fefrer, P.O. Box 721894
Orlando Florida 32872, and file
an original with the clerk of this
court on or before November 11,
2005., Otherwise, a judgment
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
petition. Property Description:
Rainbow Lakes .Estates Block
20 Lot 19, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3
page 27 public records of Levy
County, Florida Section 24,
Township 15 South, and Range
17 East. Parcel #06849-112-00
Witness my hand and seal on
September 26, 2005.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
[Court Seal]
Pub: September 29,
October; 13,-20, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR.
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 38-2005-CP-0155
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORRAINE KNECHT,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of LORRAINE KNECHT,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 14, 2005, File Number
38-2005-CP-0155, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Levy County
Courthouse, Post Office Box 610,
Bronson, FL 32621. The name
and address of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this.
notice has been served must
file their claims with the court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
.claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the.first publication
of this notice is September 29,
2005.
Personal Representative:
ROBERT E. KNECHT
1512 Sakonnet Court
Brandon, Florida 33511


Attorney for Personal
Representative:
R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP
Florida Bar NO. 110207
BEAUCHAMP & KOCH, P.A.
19 NE Third Street
Post Office Box 10
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone: 352/493-2525
Pub: September 29, October 6,
2005












Page 16


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


CLASSIFIED & LEGALS


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6,2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 38-2005 CP-157
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES E. GORE,
Deceased,.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Frances E. Gore, deceased,
whose date of death was April
3, 2005; is pending in the Circuit
Court for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division; File Number
38-2005-CP-000157; the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 610,
Bronson, Florida 32621. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons,, who have
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 de-
cedent and other persons who
have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. ,
NOT WITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2005.
Personal Representative
ROBERT MEDLIN
Brockway Avenue
Orlando, FL 32807
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:.
CHARLES W. CRAMER,, Es-
quire,
FBN: 0879347
Cramer, Price & de Armas, P.A.
1411 Edgewater Drive, Suite
200
Orlando, Florida 32804
(407) 843-3300
Pub: September 29, October 6,
2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2004-DP-0028
IN THE INTEREST OF:
PJ. (M) DOB: 07/08/02
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TER-
MINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS,"
AND PLACEMENT FOR
ADOPTION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Cody Butler
Address unknown
You are hereby notified that a
petition under oath has been filed
in the above styled Court for the
termination of your parental rights.
to P.J., a male child born July 8,
2002, in Duval County, Florida,
and for permanent commitment
of the child to the Department of
Children and Family Services for,
subsequent adoption. You are
hereby commanded to be and
appear before the HONORABLE
H. STEPHEN PENNYPACKER,
GENERAL MAGISTRATE, at
the Levy County Courthouse,
Bronson, Florida, on the 9th day
of November, 2005, at 1:15 p.m.
for an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE
DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY
BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD
ONE, THE COURT WILL AP-
POINTAN ATTORNEY TO REP-
RESENT YOU.


This notice shall be published
once a week for four (4) consec-
utive weeks in The Levy County
Journal at Bronson, Florida.
WITNESS my hand as the
clerk of said Court and the Seal
therefore, this 28 day of Septem-
ber, 2005.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seal)


By: J. Marino
Deputy Clerk
GRACE CASAS, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar Number: 0718831
Child Welfare Legal Services
Post Office Box 356
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-4026
Pub: October 6, 13, 20, 27,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY, COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2005CA-000582
MARK P. SULLIVAN and
NANCY J. SULLIVAN,
husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
LAURA SMITH HAYES and
DONALD W. HAYES,
husband and wife, if married, if
alive, and if dead, their respec-
tive unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them.
individually, FAIRBANKS, CAPI-
TAL CORP., and STATE OF
FLORIDA, their heirs, adminis-
trators, assigns, creditors, or oth-
er parties claiming by, through,
under, or against them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LAURA SMITH HAYES
6990 SE 220'T AVENUE
MORRISTON, FL 32668
DONALD W. HAYES
6990 SE 220TH AVENUE
MORRISTON, FL. 32668

FAIRBANKS CAPITAL CORP.
338 SOUTH WARMINSTER
HATBORO, PA. 19040

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the fol-
lowing described lands:
LOT 12, BLOCK 32, OCALA
HIGHLANDS WEST,. ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 14
SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST.
TAX PARCEL #: 09637-011-00
filed against you and you are
required to serve a copyiof .your
written defenses, if any, on RON-
ALD W. STEVENS, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL
32621, on or before November
11, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there-
after; 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 September
27, 2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
BY: Gwen McElroy
Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable accom-
modations to participate in this
proceeding should contact (352)
374-3639 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800)
955-8771.
Pub: October 6, 13, 20, 27,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF


THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
AND FOI
LEVY COUNTY, I
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 38-05-CA-
SUNCOAST LAND
LLC,
a Florida limited li
pany,


CIRCUIT IN
R
FLORIDA

-000908
HOLDINGS,

ability com-

Plaintiff,


V.
CLEO S. ZAMBON,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE
SERVICE-PROPERTY

TO: CLEO S. ZAMBON, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST HER AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE FOREGOING
DEFENDANT AND ALL PER-
SONS HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT
MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title on the fol-
lowing described property in
Levy County, Florida:
Lot 13, Block 26, RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES, Section N, a
subdivision according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
3, at Page 27, of the Public Re-
cords of Levy County, Florida. -
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,


to it on Miko P. Gunderson, Plain-
tiff's attorney whose address is
McKinley, Ittersagen, Gunder-
son & Berntsson, P.A., 18501
Murdock Circle, Suite 101, Port
Charlotte, FL 33948, on or be-
fore November 11, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered'against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court September 26, 2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP,
Clerk of Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: September 29,
October 6, 13, 20, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CA-637
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES,
INC. 344, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO, ASSOCIATES
FINANCIAL SERVICES OF
AMERICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBORAH. A. CORBIN; THE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DEBORAH A. CORBIN; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the:
Circuit. Court of Levy County,
Florida, I will. sell the property
situate in Levy County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 71., BLOCK 3, FANNIN
SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A '
7751 NW 168TH LANE
CHIEFLAND, FL 32644
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock,
A.M., or as soon thereafter as
same can be done, to the high-
est bidder, or bidders, for cash
at the Lobby of the Levy County
Courthouse, Court Street, Bron-
son, FL, on the 7th day of Novem-
ber, 2005.
DATED THIS 28TH DAY OF
SEPTEMBER, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PRE-
PARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Con-
suegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with. the Ameri-
can with Disabilities Act of 1990,
persons needing a, special ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days priorto the
proceedings. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub: October 6, 13, 20, 27,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2005-CA-000922
Jorge Pablo Lori6 and Janet
Ann Lori4, Trustees of the
Lorie Family Trust
Dated 10/23/98
Plaintiffs
Vs.
Stanley Katz and Gloria Diaz, if
alive, and if dead their unknown


spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under,
or against them, and all unknown
natural persons, if alive, and
if dead, were not known to be
dead or alive, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors and all other parties claim-


ing by, through, or under those
unknown persons,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Stanley Katz
WHOSE LAST KNOWN AD-
DRESS WAS:
54-52-65 PL, Apt. #1
Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11378
&
Gloria Diaz
54-52-65 PL, Apt. #1
Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11378
AS WELL AS their unknown,
spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under, or
against Stanley Katz and Gloria
Diaz, who are not known to be
either dead or alive, as well as
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to, quiet title to the fol-
lowing property in Levy County,
Florida:,
E 1/ of the NW % of the NE
4 of the NE 4 of the NW % of
Section 10, Township 12 South,
Range 17 East Levy County, FL
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Jorge Pablo Lorie, whose
address is 11290 SE 80 Avenue,
Newberry, Florida 32669 on or
before 35 days after publication
November 11, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
court either before service on
Plaintiffs or immediately there-
after, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
petition.
Dated on September 29,
2005.
Danny Shipp
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: October 6, 13, 20, 27,
2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 38-2005-CP-20
IN RE: ESTATE OF ... ,
GENE CAROLYN DEGLER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of GENE CAROLYN DEGLER,
deceased, whose date of death.
was May 7, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the
address' of which is Levy County
Courthouse, Post Office Drawer
610, Bronson, Florida 32621.
The names and addresses.of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
. WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is October 6,
2005.
Personal Representative:
MARSHALL RICHARD
DEGLER, JR.
4150 Goebel Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
THEODORE M. BURT, P.A.
Attorneys at Law
By: THEODORE M. BURT
Florida Bar Number 172404


114 Northeast First Street
Post Office Box 308
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352)-463-2348
Pub: October 6, 13, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2005-CP-000226
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HUGO STEINACHER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of Hugo Steinacher, de-
ceased, File Number 38-2005-
CP-000226, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 610,
Bronson, FL 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this notice
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is October 6, 2005.
MARGARETHA STEINACHER,
Beneficiary
c/o 452 Pleasant Grove Rd.
Inverness, FL 34452
(352) 726-0901
Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
MARIET. BLUME
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0493181
Haag, Friedrich & Blume, P.A.
452 Pleasant Grove Rd.
Inverness, FL 34452
Phone N6 '(352Y726-0901
Pub: October 6, 13, 2005

NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicles) will be
sold at public auction, free of all
prior liens, per FI Stat 713.78 at
10:00 AM on the dates shown at
Lienor's address. No titles, as
is, cash only.
October 21, 2005
02 Toyt


5TESM92N62Z010965
October 28, 2005
87 Ford
1FTDF15Y6HNA45589
95 Eagl
2E3HD66F5SH598911
93 Harl
1HD4CAM15PY218950
Lienor: Bronson Lube Inc
555 N Hathaway Ave
Bronson FL 32621
Phone: 352-486-2100
Interested parties, contact:
State Filing Service, Inc.
(772) 595-9555

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH-JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NUMBER: 05-CA-00651
ALEXANDER McCLEAN and
ALBERTA McCLEAN
Plaintiffs,
VS
PATRICIA J. BENNETT, Togeth-
er With her heirs, should she
be deceased, and any natural
unknown persons who might
be the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
above-named defendants
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

To: PATRICIA J. BENNETT,
Together with her heirs,
i should she be deceased

You hereby are notified that a
complaint to Quiet Title was filed
in this court on July 18, 2005. You
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
the petitioner's attorney, whose
name and address is: Sherea-
Ann Ferrer, P.O. Box 721894
Orlando Florida 32872, and file
an original with the clerk of this
court on or before November 11,
2005. Otherwise, a judgment
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion. Property Description: Rain-
bow Lakes Estates Block 32 Lot
46, as recorded in the Officials
Records Book 246 page 434
public records of Levy County,
Florida Section 13 ,Township 15_;
-South andrRange 17 East. Par-.,.,.
cel #06884-010-00. Witness my
hand and seal on October 3,
2005.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Pub: October 6, ;13, 20, 27,
2005


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Levy County Board of County

Commissioners
The Levy County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a workshop pertaining to quasi-judicial
hearings on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 10:00
a.m., at the Agriculture Office located at 625 North
Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, Florida, 32621.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to ap-
peal any decisions made at this public hearing, they
will need a record the proceedings and, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes 'the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Any person requiring reasonable accommoda-
tions to participate in this meeting should contact
the County Commissioners Administration Office at
(352) 486-5218.
Tony Parker, Chair
Levy Co. Board of County Commissioners
Pub. Oct. 6, 2005











T OXv mNT TINTY JOURNAL


LEGALS & CLASSIFIED


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2005-CA-00641
WILLIAM L. ATTEBERRY and
JUDITY ATTEBERRY,
Husband and wife
Plaintiffs,
vs.
BETTY MARIE STINE
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC.
1104 NW 761 BLVD.
GAINESVILLE FL 32606
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose an Agreement
for Deed on the following property
in Levy County, Florida:
Lots 93, 94, 95, 96 and 97,
SPRINGS VILLAGE UNIT NO..
1, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 36, Public Records Levy
County, Florida.
and commonly known as: 11370
1131h Terrace, Chiefland, Florida
32626-2125
And a mobile home identified
' as 1977 Bren Mobile Home,
Identification Number2G6450D,
Title Number 14278835, Original
Date of Issue 3/12/1997
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on the plaintiff's attorney,
MatthewD. Weidner, Esq. whose
address is 1229 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg Florida 33705, on
or before November 11, 2005,
and file the original with the clerk
of this court either before service
on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
DATED on October 3, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
By Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Pub:,October 6, 13, 2005

Post office may

be renamed
U.S. Rep.Ginny Brown-:
Waite- recently praised House
passage of H.R. 3703, the
renaming nfC- '--,,.:.r _-i,. ,
Spfrg H Pl \rtl9 'rtiA r'ef
Staff Sgt.'Michael Schafer from
Spring Hill, A member of the
U.S. Army sihce, 1999, Sgt.
Shafer was killed by, enemy
fire July 25, 2005 in Oruzgan,
At-ghanitan. The U.S. post
office, located at 8501 Philatelic
Drive in Spring Hill, will be
renamed the 'Staff Sergeant
Michael Schafer Post Office'
Building.', Following passage
by the U.S. House, H.R. 37103
Swill need to be approved by the
Senate and signed by President
Bush before it becomes law.


BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS


There will be a regular meeting of the Levy County Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the
County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Levy County Courthouse,
Bronson, Florida to hear the following requests:
PETITION NO. FP 15-05 Croft Land surveying representing Elsie
and Lee Sapp, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of "Kei-Lee," a
subdivision located in the SE 7/ of the SE / of Section 20, Township
12S, Range 18E, Levy County, Florida. Less and except the NW 1%
of the SE 4 of the SE 14 of said Section 20; the North 30 feet of the
NE 14 of the SE 14 of the SE % of said Section 20; and the rights-of-
way for LCR C-102 and LCR C-241. Said parcel contains 30 acres
more or less and is located within an Agriculture/Rural Residential
"A/RR" zone.
PETITION NO. FP 10-05 Pardue Land.Surveying representing
Larry and Elizabeth Studstill, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of
"Southern Ranch Estates," a subdivision located in the S 1A of the
SW % in Section 19, Township 11S, Range 16E, in Levy County.
Said parcel contains 74.19 acres more or less and is located within
an Agriculture/Rural Residential "A/RR" zone.
For more information regarding these items, please contact the
Levy County Development Department at (352) 486-5203.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate
in this meeting should contact the County Commissioners Office at
(352) 486-5218.
Pub: October 6, 2005


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Fall performances


set at Theatre CFCC

Theatre CFCC, will present three full-length plays
in its Fall Theater Festival that began last weekend. All
performances are in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium,
3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala.
The festival continues in November with two sweet,
thought-provoking comedies, "Little Old Ladies in Tennis
Shoes" by Sandra Fenichel Asherand "Sketching the Soul"
by Jacqueline Lynch.
Show times for "Little Old Ladies" are: Friday, Nov. 4
at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3p.m, and Saturday Nov. 12
at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Show times for "Sketching the Soul" are: Saturday,
Nov.5 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Festival tickets cost $25. Single tickets cost $10 for
adults and $5 for non-CFCC students. CFCC faculty, staff
and students are admitted free of charge with valid ID.
In addition to the plays performed by Theatre CFCC,
drama students will perform One Act Plays on Dec. 6, 7
and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2 and free for festival
ticket holders.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the
Theatre Box Office at 873-5810.


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that the proposed
minimums "are sort of
intuitive."
Minimum flow levels on
the Lower Suwannee River,
which is generally referred
to the waterway from Wilcox
to the Gulf of Mexico, have
a lot of effect on salinity and
the estuarine system where
many creatures breed, he
pointed out.
The levels are set to protect
the waterways from either
harm or significant harm,
Farrell said.
Harm is classified as
damage to the ecosystem
that will take years for nature
to repair. Significant harm
is damage that will take
much longer for recovery if
recovery is po.tiblc at all.
.;-. an important
,>~, --. he said, because

-.. in the state have
be in various contentious
lawi i o~ver :c .e.r.,r, but
".sn Cone '..* ever overcome
A.u statute11
:..'! said that the
Su".' :'. 7 '.JL. \ a ricr
M.u.ingemie..nt District,


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BOCC


Jrom front


from front
which includes a small
portion of Levy County
and encompasses all of
Citrus County south to the
Tampa Bay area, is currently
reevaluating many of the
permits it has issued over the
years and evaluating if some
"consumptive use permit"
maximum limits should be
reduced.
In response to a question
from the audience,
Scarborough said the district
has a policy that water bottlers
can draw water locally
from here to be sent or sold
elsewhere that he believes is
adequate.
"It has to be bottled here,"
he said, "Water can't be
loaded on trucks in bulk and
leave the district. We .have
n'lhin,, a-.,ainst waterbottlers.
\\ have a policy and I think
il.it it is adequate."
In the last decade the
"'cal sources first" rule has
demanded that the Tampa Bay
area and other metropolitan
areas facing water shortages
use all possible sources first
before seeking a water source
elsewhere.
That rule led water
suppliers there to turn to
desalination to provide some
of the water that is piped to


nurtured until they are
about as large as a pinky
fingernail, then it's into bags
and out into wild waters.
That's where predator
control comes in, and the
bags aren't much protection.
"A drum will suck on the
bag, then chew it and crush
the clams. Then all it has
to do is suck the clam meat
through the openings in the
sack," Webster explained.
Leeming explained that the
Cedar Key area has no natural
clam population, possibly due
to the prowess of predators
have at eating them.
"You have to do something
about the predators. If you
don't, when it comes time to
harvest them, there won't be
any left," he said.
The most recent hit the
farmers took was earlier this
year when two hurricanes
churned up the Gulf of
Mexico waters in the Cedar
Key area.
"The waves brought in a
lot of silt and it covered the
clams in the bags. We went,
out to check on them within
a few hours and all of them
were dead. The silt covered
them and they suffocated,"
he explained.
The vulnerability of the


from front


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Journal photo by Ken Dougherty
IT LOOKS LIKE sand but it's a handful of baby clams.


clam continues for more than
a year as they sit on the bottom
and grow to the preferred size
of about one inch across.
"That's the preferred size,"
Webster said, "Any larger
and they don't taste as good
and they get a lot tougher."
Farmers purchase the
fingernail size clams for a
penny a piece, then sell them
for about 12 cents each when
they are harvested, he said.
Leeming said that the


farmers can usually tell where
their leases are by marking
them with floats, but if there
are several generations of the
mollusks in the water, he has
to keep track of them.
Clams are packed about
10,000 to a bag, then later as
they grow larger they have
to be transplanted into the.
same size bags but fewer in
number.
Clam farmers lease sea
bottom parcels from the


state.
. The tour of the farm was
part of the annual Birding
and Wildlife Experience in
Cedar Key.

The event gives participants
a chance to bird watch on
land and sea, learn, about
the many historic locations
and research facilities in
and outside the city and the
wildlife that calls the Levy
.County coastline home.


ning Commission's recom-
mendation.
The same action followed
when Eugene Radice asked
for 8.87 acres to be amended
in the same area as Thomp-
son.
Again neighbors spoke
out against the change with
most citing the fact that the
Industrial classification was
too broad and once it was
changed, it would open the
door for any and all type in-
dustries to locate there.
Commissioner Sammy
hearty said it was a double
edged sword: People \\ant in-
dustry in the county and %et
the commissioners have to be
consistent in zoning.
"This is a permitted use,"
he said of Thompson's pro-
posal. "I understand your
neighbors feelings but we
have to be consistent with
,what we'veadopted.
"If you're in an MSD in
Levy County, you may as
. well expect changes like
this," he warned.
At its regular meeting, the
BOCC also:
SHeard a plea from the
'property appraiser's office
'for more space.
"The wheels start here with
the appraiser's office," said
Mary Golding. "The county
is growing and we have to
have more space."
*Approved the union con-
tract proposal for the EMS
which. increases base pay,
includes merit raises and pro-
vides mandatory overtime.
The new contract should save
the county some $200,000
annually.
*Assured residents that the
road policy did not change.
Just because someone offers
to pay to pave their road does
not mean it is going to the top
'of the priority list.
"Roads will get paved
in the same budget year as
planned," said Chairman
Tony Parker. "It would have
been wrong not to take ad-
vantage of it. That list has not
'changed. It will not change."
*Agreed to study a pro-
posal of having four 10-hour
work days for some county
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OPINION


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


YOUR VIEW


Suwannee dreams?


To the editor:
It's. 3 a.m., Sept. 30, 2005, and seven hours after I
attended the SRWMD meeting at the Usher Center for the
establishment of Minimum Flow Levels for the river and
springs.
Why would I be awakened at 3 a.m. by a dream of the
same men that gave the presentation last night, but are now
standing at the Fanning Springs State Park watching the
water barely flow out to the river saying, "We must not have
had enough data to properly forecast the low water tables in
Georgia."?
I realized that my answer to this might come from
some wrong conclusions I had made in the mid 1990s while
dreaming of a move to the. area after retirement.
1. Could a possible wrong conclusion have been that our
water officials had stable environmental ethics toward the
river and springs?
2. Could I have erred in the checking I had done on the
water laws, which I thought said that no water transfers
would happen unless methods of water conservation and
production including desalination were, instituted?
Could these conclusions or maybe hearing the story of
people wading across the Suwarinee River in 1937 produce
the dream, or could it be a deep gut, feeling that someone
somewhere outside our county is about to make a very
wrong decision about MFLs?
Until I.come up with a plausible answer, I am thinking
what NATURE should set the MFLs, and not a south Florida
water resource company. ,
Good night and sweet dreams to all.
Larry Van Dyke
Fanning Springs'


Upset over gas prices
To the editor:
Some more sad news for the poor folks, seniors and'
working class America.
Last week the House in Washington was presented with an
issue by the Democrats for a house vote.
GASOLINE PRICES
,A Democratic bid for more federal steps against alleged
price gouging'during energy shortages. Ayes vote was
to require the Federal Trade Commission to define price
eouging and other agencies to vigorously probe complaints.
The issue was defeated 195-226.,.
This is how our Florida Representatives voted:

Corrine,Brown D-Qist. '3 votedyes : -
Ander Crenshaw R-Dist. 4 voted no
Virginia Brown Waite R-District 5 voted no
Cliff Steams R-Dist. 6 voted no
"there you go.
Three "No" votes and two "Yes" otes. this, from our
representatives who campaigned that they would %watch out
for us working class seniors and poor citizens.
We all know the story behind high gasoline prices and the
huge profits being made by oil companies. These high fuel
prices affect economic conditions in all aspects of our lies,
from home building materials to groceries.
We \will never see gasoline prices below $2 a gallon
and the folks in Washington do nothing about it. It is only
mentioned by the media, and I applaud both the liberal and
conservative media for bring the gas prices to the public's
attention. ". .
I am upset, and I hope you are. I have sent letters and e-
mails to Washington and I ask everyone else to do the same.
Dave Bibby
W illiston : .. .


Quote of the Week:

I've been smart; I recommend pleasant.:
You can quote me.
Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey-


If you're in an MSD in Levy County, you
may as well expect changes like this,
Sammy Yearty
'Levy County Commissioner on zoning,


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Mud daubers could t thwart Huck and Tom


Boat owners have
long told me
that there are
two great days.
in their lives: the day they
bought the boat and the day
they sold the boat.
But I know, with certainty,
that boat owners on the
Suwannee don't.consider the
last part of that statement
true.
'With gas prices at an all-
timehigh, I ha'ebeen-un- ,1
able to explore Levy Cdunty
the way I want.
So when a new acquain-
tance--and soon to be friend,
I'm sure--asked if I would
like to cruise down the. '
Suwaannee with her, it didn't
take a minute to accept and
anticipate a new ad entire.
It wXas a lovely day--vivid
blue sky, gentle cooling
breeze and good company.
We launched from 1Eo I-
er's Bluff and \while Toni
negotiated the skiff into the
water, sans my !assistance,
I w\as drawn to the manatee
sign at the water's edge. It
was my first picture of the
day since I have that affec-;
tion for manatees.
,,We hopped into the boat,
cast aw\ay the ropes and soon
wewere on our w\a.
Only a few miles--who
can say ho\v far when you're
,in the water--from the dock,
Toni noticed the motor
wasn't cooling properly.
"I'll call m\ mechanic,"
she said, after trying every-
thing she knew first.
SOnly trouble was. out in
the middle of the river she
couldn't get a signal strong
enough to call land. After
an aborted try, I offered up.
in\ phone since I \as with


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another provider.
Dialing the number she

the other end, utur,. belng
a no ice ailor, eddn I hae
a clue what to say except,
"Can you hold on a minute?"
And then I passed the phone.
Toni had barely. got out
the problem when the phone
went dead.
S"We need to start back,".
she apologized. "I don't
want to take any unnecessary
ris s." -
And so we headed back to-
Fowler's Bluff less than 15'
minutes after we had left it.
It was disappointing but
for a while, I was as happy
as a clam there on the riv er.
\As wxe approached the
dock, Toni spied a familiar
sight.
"It's them." she cried. "I
knew they would come look'
for me." .
And sure enough, there on
the dock were two men, Ray
and Roy, who had formed
their own rescue parts for
two distressed women.
"I don't know what it
could be," Toni said as we
threw the ropes in to them. :
S"It's a mud dauber," one
said maitter-of-factly.
Within minutes, he had
returned to his truck, brought
back an air compressor and
proceeded to clear the line.'


And
what,
do you
think was
blocking
it? Indeed,
a mud.
dauber.
Toni
and I both


marveled
at his
psychic abilities and within:
minutes-we were on our way.
again'..- '- I -,' ,- ',, bi r,,
For the next couple hoursIo
I soaked up the sun, felt the
breeze whip my hair around
my face and basked in noth-
ingness.
Oh. and did I forget to
mention that I capsized?
Yes. me. not the boat. I was
in a folding chair marn eling
at the scenery and the next
thing I knew I was on my
back with my feet skyward.
After I righted myself--and
wedged the chair between
the side of the boat and the
captain's chair--I sank back
and listened to stories of
turpentine stills, blockade'
runnners and 100-year-old
logs lifted from the river.
I gaped at cooters sunbath-
ing on logs, shook my head
at the beautiful flora and
fauna that surrounded us and
watched a dozen varieties of
birds soar around our heads.
Navigating our way into
the Gulf, we started back
and lunched in the Venice of
Florida--Suwannee.
After gorging myself on
a three-course meal that
included my favorite key,
lime pie (who knew boat
riding could make one so
ravenous?). we turned down
a cove where Toni spied a


Miss Honey says..


'"' jonday. Oct. 3,
l/I 2005. Hi! Here
~V.J am again, the
one and only Miss Honey.,
Aren't you glad there is
only one Miss Honey? My.
oh my, whatever would
you do if Miss Honey was
Stains? Please don't even
think about that, because one
.is surely enough and then
some, huh? Hush, Donald, if,
we want your iriputpn this
.we will ask for it, OK?
I baked and delivered
cakes, pies and cobblers on
Saturday and missed Sunday.
school Sunday. May the Lord
forgive me, but Miss Honey
isn't so young as she used
to be! Seventy-five and still


going
strong

thank
God
for
good
health
and a sound mind, but where
would I be without my
many good friends and yes
"Jesus."
Yes, Jesus stays with
me both day and night and
He walks beside me. He.'
holds my hand and He never
leaves me alone. He goes
with me as I drive down the
highways of life. Oh, where
would I be without Jesus, or


beautiful red flower Some-
how I missed it, so as she
turned around to point it out.
she found not a flower, but a
mammoth alligator basking i '
in the sun.
Camera poised, I was
ready to amaze friends back
home with my safari but
alas, he decided he needed !
a sw im and in a flash w\as a
gone.
I looked at my watch and
saw that nearly five hours '
had passed since it had '".
latUhfcthiL-ard'tn 'if' span'
of time, we had only seen '
an airboat, a houseboat and
some old guy in a speed boat'
trying to impress us with his
Speedos and Ray-Bans.
No phones, no computer,
no bill collectors, no house-
hold chores to perform.
It was a perfect day
and one of the best ways I
imagine to appreciate the
unspoiled beauty of Levy
County's hidden treasure.
Never mind that I looked
frowzy' by the end of the day.'
Never mind my butt was vet
from the capsize or nm\ nose
looked like a lobster. Never .'
mind that mud daubers tried
to prevent my tour.
No. I prevailed and spent
the best day of lollyga2ging,
since my arrival here. "'
I hope I never lose my
sense of wonder. I hope I ail-
\ways appreciate the counts
beauty. '
And hey. Tom Sawyer, :'
this Huck's ready for another,
jaunt. And this time. I'll
bring the air compressor.
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Carolyn Risner is man-
aging editor of the Levy
County Journal.

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all my good friends?, T
Today I will get busy. ,
and clean up and wash a fewi.
clothes, and maybe iron a ;; ,l
few more dresses. I ironed it
15 last week and didn't make'
adentin thepile! : i!
Yes, Sweet Pea and Pee
Wee are still into everything. i
,Sweet Pea is the better of these,
two and Pee Wee, well let's 4b
just say, "He didn't waitfor '1
the terrible twos." He got :'t
both my eyeglasses and my ,.
button teeth out of the chair ,;
arm andl had to retrieve the,
which is no easy task! But; : ',
he is forgiven and he still has'v
my love! ,

See Honey Page 5


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


LAW & COURTS


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005


The Sheriff's Cornes



Help us with missing children


H ello, and welcome
to this week's
Sheriff's Comer.
This Comer will be in re-
sponse to an incident that
happened last week. The
incident as initially reported
represented what we in law
enforcement have come to
dread more than almost any-
thing. The abduction of a child. We were told
by a reporting person that they thought the
suspect was attempting to pull a little girl back
towards his house. In fact, the suspect was
yelling and touched the girl's hair to keep her
attention. Was she afraid, yes, but abduction
was not on the mind of the suspect.
As you all know, child abuse and child ab-
duction have been at the forefront of interest
in our country and community. Many changes
have already taken place and will continue
to take place in the areas of investigation, of-
fender/predator maintenance and verification
and techniques used to detect and prevent these
horrible crimes.
I have also already talked to you about our
alliance with the FBI, FDLE, DOC and oth-
ers in the development of the Child Abduction
Response Team or CART. The training, plan-


JOHNNY SMITH ning and
actually re-
hearsing for
an abducted
* child has been
a great eye
opener for us
LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF all.However,
when last
week's call
came in, we reacted quickly but with a
terrible feeling. Thank goodness there
was no abduction or attempt at an ab-
duction.
Which brings me to one of the most
important aspects in detecting an ab-
duction as opposed to a missing child
for other reasons or a runaway. Also
determining if it is a stranger abduction
or family abduction is a huge prior-
ity. It is imperative that these first few
steps come to us as accurately as pos-
sible. So we'll be coming to you with
more information to help you detect
and/or recognize an abduction if you
are witnessing one.


Johnny Smith is sheriff of Lev
County.


Vy


Morriston site of standoff


A Morriston man is ac-
cused of aggravated assault
and other charges following
a standoff incident involving
a dispute with neighbors, the
sheriff's office reports.
Jose Luis Pena, 51, is ac-
cused of aggravated assault,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence and battery on a child
after numerous deputies and
the sheriff's SWAT team
forced him out of his home
by firing gas canisters into
the structure.. :...;
The report.,states that wit-i
nesses said the suspect was
-walking around the neigh-
borhood waving his arms
and yelling then later walked
around with a .3 8 caliber pis-
tol firing it into the air and at
the home of one of his neigh-
bors.
He is also accused of ac-
costing a young girl in the:
neighborhood and touching
her face and hair.
Pena was jailed without
bail pending a psychological
assessment.
Another Morriston man
is facing a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon with-
out' intent to kill.
Glenn Jerome Spencer, 35,
was charged on Sept. 26 on
a Levy County warrant at the
jail.
Other arrests reported are:
James R. Whigham, 32, of
Morriston was charged with

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OPINION'
Continued from page 4

I Honey

Oh yes, I did get a
new battery for my car, last
week and it didn't cost me
anything! I called my son,
Jack, and he was on his
way out of town, so he in
turn called my other son,
Tommie, and he came and
put a new one in and it didn't
cost me anything, but a big
thank you! It's about time
that they give my daughter,
Crissy, a break and help a
little bit!
Well I better get this
down to the Journal office
and visit with Miss Jean
down at Tony's station.
Before I forget, I would like
to say thanks to Mr. Suggs
who cleaned those bugs off
my car this week!
So until next week,
Lord, fill my mouth with
worthwhile stuff and nudge
me, Lord, when I've said
enough.
Until next week,
Miss Honey


felony child abuse on Sept.
25. He is also accused of run-
ning over a dog and charged
with animal cruelty, domes-
tic battery and two charges
of battery. Karen Whigham,
33, of Morriston was charged
with felony child abuse on
Sept. 25 in a related inci-
dent.-
Regina Hall, 27, of
Morriston was arrested on
Sept. 25 and charged with
child abuse following an in-
cident involving a 12-year-

Mollie Brinkerhoff, 40, of
Inglis is charged with child
abuse following an incident
on, Sept. 24 involving a 12-
year-old.
Ricky Beaver, 51, of
Archer was charged with bat-
tery on Sept. 23.
Wayne Anthony Scott, 47,
of Williston was arrested, on
Sept. 25 and charged with
domestic battery.
Candie Everett, 20, of
Williston was arrested on
Sept. 27 and charged with
domestic battery.
Brenda Faye Pierce, 49,
of Chiefland is charged with
domestic battery following
an incident on Sept. 18.
James T. Clemons, 31, of
Chiefland was charged with
resisting arrest without vio-,
lence and possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell, pos-
session of crack cocaine with
intent to sell on Sept. 22.
Christine Carol Piccini,
55, of Archer is charged with
trespass following an inci-,
dent on Sept. 25.
Abimnael Perez, 33,' of
Tampa was arrested on a
warrant for non-payment of
support. He is charged with
owing $525.
.Timothy Leon White, 32,
of Morriston was charged
with driving while his license


is suspended or revoked on
Sept. 29.
Terry L. Hosley, 40, of
Williston is charged with sale
and possession of cocaine by
an Alachua County warrant.
Misty Viera, 30, of
Dunnellon was arrested on a
writ of bodily attachment un-
til an $800 payment is made
on Sept. 28.
Dewey C. Bennett, 47, of
Cross City was arrested on
Sept. 30 and charged with
failure to appear in court on a
fraud charge and fraud theft.
Joshua J. Lopez, 19, of
Naples was charged on Sept.
30 with failure to appear in
court to change his plea in
a fleeing and attempting to
elude police charge.
'Dean Page, 39, ofChiefland
was arrested on Sept. 25 on
a warrant charging him with
violation of probation on pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and petit theft convictions.
Sandra Dee Cobb, 31, of
Tampa was charged with vio-
lation of probation on a driv-
ing while license is suspend-
ed or revoked conviction.
Amanda Faye Tompkins,
23, of Chiefland was arrested
on Sept. 26 and charged with
violation of probation on a
uttering a forged instrument
and petit theft convictions.
Donald James Ford, 48,
of Orlando was arrested on a
Levy County warrant charg-
ing him with violating his
probation on a larceny over
$20,000 conviction on Sept.
26.
William Wesley Sims, 21,
of Chiefland was arrested on
Sept. 26 and charged with
violation of probation on a
grand theft conviction.
Tristan Vashaun Stokes,
22, of Chiefland was served

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Journal photo by Miriam Blitch
OFFICERS RECOGNIZED DURING the awards presentation were, from left,
Sgt. Zack Knight, Deputy Marshall Smith, Deputy Kevin Kinik, Deputy Tom
Martin, Corporal Carl Rogers, Deputy Robert Kerry Runnels and Sheriff Johnny
Smith.


Sheriff recognizes officers


BY MIRIAM BLITCH
JOURNAL STAFF
Last week, the Levy
County' Sheriff's Office had
an awards presentation for
law enforcement officers
to recognize them for their
outstanding. professional
action during- critical
situations that came about on
call of duty.
"I am very proud of all .of
you in this agency and proud
to be apart of it," said Sheriff'
Johnny Smith. "While all. of
our staff does an exceptional
job, second to none, I will
hold them above any agency.
There are those who have
gone the extra mile."
The sheriff recognized
these officers and presented.
awards.
Sgt. Zack Knight and
Deputy Marshall Smith were
awarded a sheriff's award.
Knight and Smith
responded to a 911 call
in Gulf Hammock. Shots
could be heard over an open
phone line. Upon arrival at
the scene, they found a man
holding a woman hostage
with a gun pointed to her'
head. She warned that he had
already, fired rounds. They
saw the woman on her hands
and knees with the defendant
standing over her. ,
Knight ordered him to drop
the weapon several times.
He complied and threw the
weapon down, but would not
get on the ground. They then
had to spray the defendant in.


the face with pepper spray as
they began walking toward'
the gun.
At this point the defendant
got into a physical altercation
with Knight and Smith until
control was regained a, short
time later.'
Deputy Tom Martin was
awarded a life saving award.
On Thursday, April 14,
2005, Martin responded to a
man calling for help at Clay.
Landing from a flooded area
of woods.
Upon arrival, Martin found
a man, who had been trapped
in the water hanging onto a
tree in the Suwannee River
after a boating accident.
Martin jumped in the river
and swam to the man. He
then realized the man wasi. a
weakened state and could not
hold on much longer. Martin
then searched the area, found,
his life jacket, put it on him,
and remained with the man,
holding him up until help
arrived. ,
Deputy Kevin Kinik was
also awarded a sheriff's
award. On July 4, 2005,
Kinik responded to a shooting
call in Gulf Hammock. Upon
arrival at the scene, Kinik
found a young female with a
firearm related chest wound.
Martin started performing
first aid on the victim until the
EMS arrived. The victim's
family commented on the
level of professionalism and
"can do" attitude exemplified
by Kinik prior to, and after,


other assistance arrived.
Sgt. Danny Turner and
Deputy Robert Kerry
Runnels received an award
for valor. On Thursday, Feb.
15,2005, Turner and Runnels
were conducting a domestic
violence injunction violation
investigation and drove by
the petitioner's house and
noticed the respondent in
the area. The respondent was
confronted and told,he was
under arrest. The respondent
became irate and a struggle
ensued.
The officers then attempted
to use the taser/OC spray to
subdue the respondent with
no success. The respondent
broke away and got to his car
and 'obtained a rifle. Before
he -fu4l -e-xited' fth- vehicle
with the weapon, Runnels
deployed deadly force,
bringing the situation to an
end.
Corporal Carl Rogers was
awarded a sheriff's award.
On July 20, 2005, Rogers
responded to an" incident
inside the city limits of
Chiefland where a young
man had attempted suicide
with a shotgun to his chest;
After a lengthy stand off, the
man took his finger off the
shotgun trigger briefly and
Rogers deployed the taser.
The taser incapacitated the
young man long enough for
the shotgun to be taken away
by responding officers. The
young man was then taken
into custody for treatment.


Enith L. Blankship
Date of birth: 12-09-69
Last known,Address:
Morriston
Wanted for: Forget\
and Fraud


Arlene Lynn Garno
Date of birth: 1-4-62
Last known Address:
"l Bronson
S' Wanted for: Neglect
.- Elderly/Disabled
S*.. Adult \\ ill Great
.r 'i! j Harim


Melvin D. Holder
Date of birth: 9-4-61
Last known Address:
Trenton
Wanted For:
i Insurance Fraud


,Leroy Fred Barnes
Date of birth: 3-9-76
Last known Address:
Inglis
Wanted for: VOP Deal
in Stolen Property


Christopher L. Holder
Date of birth:6-10-82
Last known Address:
Bronson
Wanted for: FTA Flee
Elude Police officer


Roderick M. Page
Date of birth: 4-13-86
Last known Address:
Chiefland
Wanted for: VOP
POSS Controlled
Substance


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WANTED IN LEVY COUNTY


LEVY COUNTY

HISTORY

October 3, 2005
47 years ago
From the Levy County Clerks Archives &
History Dept.
From the County Commissioners Meeting, January 3,
1958, Messrs. Duden, Wasson, Owens and others
appeared before the Commissioners and recommended to
the Board that when planning for a County or Tri-County
Hospital, for the Board to consider as a site for the said
hospital the Town of Bronson. Mr. Wasson stated that
he would donate five acres of land adjacent to a State
Highway for the purpose of a County Hospital.
From the Archives & History Center
Levy County Clerk's Office
Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court


An one knowing the whereabouts or having any information
about the above individuals, please contact the
Levy County Sheriff's Office at 486-5111
or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.