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Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Creation Date: May 11, 2006
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.I E COUNTY PAPER EST. 1923


VOL. 82, NO. 44


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 20061 SECTION: 18 PAGES


50 cents per copy


Chiefland takes Citizen to task


Records prove city manager is truthful


Law Day on the River
Page 13


OBITUARIES

l
Bertha Corley
Harley Jessmer
Dorothy Lindsey
Lillie McCrary
Michelle Onderko

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BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
By a 4-0 vote on May 8, the
Chiefland City Commission
chose to seek a refund of
about $1,800 from the private
investigation firm that failed
to find City Manager Rodney
Russ's academic credentials
were just as he had stated.
That firm had stated it
could not find records from
Florida State University,
Atlantic Christian College
or Duke University. Known
as Gleason and Associates,
the firm failed miserably
in its background check
of applicants for the city
manager job several months
ago. Police Chief Robert
Douglas told the mayor and
commission to have the city's
own department conduct such
reviews in the future.
Mayor Teresa Barren gave
a lengthy speech Monday
night, which led to the motion
by City Commissioner Rollin
Hudson and seconded by
Commissioner Teal Pomeroy.
Commissioner Alice Monyei
had left the meeting before
the mayor gave her speech.
Hence, the 4-0 vote.
Apparently, Russ is being
considered to be a member
of the Chiefland Rotary Club.
The mayor said one person
stated openly in a Rotary
meeting that Russ should not
be accepted for membership
because his integrity is
questionable. Pomeroy later
notedthatthe general manager
of the Chiefland Citizen called
the city manager a liar as that
man fought to keep the city
manager out of the club.
Barren searched the


Internet and found the college
renamed itself in 1990 to
Barton College.
Barren said she found
transcript request documents
for Atlantic Christian and
Duke. Russ has sent for
transcripts, and Barren held
a copy of the transcripts from
Atlantic Christian, which
she received on May 6 and
that transcript showed Russ
had earned 49 credit hours
when he had noted on his
job application that he only
earned 45 credit hours. She
also has records from FSU
that the private investigator
did not find, but did confirm
as being true when the P.I.
was shown those records.
Russ was truthful on
his resume in regard to his
education, Barren said.
Also, the city commission
did nothing wrong when it
revised the advertisement
for a city manager so that
the ad would match the job
description, she said.
"Mr. Russ also corrected
the Chiefland Citizen's error
at his interview," she said.
The mayor went on to
note that it was the Citizen
reporter's failure to read the
resume and job application
that led that writer to note that
Russ had said he graduated
from FSU. He never said that,
Barren sqid, and ifthe reporter
had spent 10 minutes reading
it carefully, they could have
reported the truth rather than
what they surmised.
Russ had noted that
his work at FSU was for
continuing education courses,
as has been proved by records
from that college.


Journal photo by Jeff M. Hardison
CHIEFLAND MAYOR Teresa Barron holds a copy of the transcript from Atlantic
Christian that proves City Manager Rodney Russ was truthful about taking
classes there.


"And anyone that spent 10
minutes speaking with Mr.
Russ would understand that
he is an educated man," she.
said.
,The private investigator
failed to find records that
Russ attended Central Florida
University from 1994 to 1995,
because the P.I. contacted the
registrar's office rather than
seeking information that
showed the city manager
attended continuing education
courses there.
"I thought this issue was
at rest after the March 3


meeting," Barren said. "And
I am appalled that there are
individuals that continue
to spout these accusations
about this man's character.
That's not how we act in
Chiefland."'
The mayor said she will
not know what to think if the
Rotary Club does not accept
the city manager.
"It's not about the club,"
she said. "It's about this good
man's reputation and his
name. It's just not right. Y'all
ought not to stand for it."
Pomeroy said the Chiefland


Citizen needs to apologize to
Russ for not getting the story
correct. It needs to apologize
to the people of Chiefland,
too, he said.
"For the general imalnalel
of the C/hiefland Citizen to
get up in front of a group of
Chiefland's business people
and to call our city manager
a liar, and to question his
integrity, is unfathomable for
me," Pomeroy said. "I do not
understand the reason behind
this, but there is no gain in
dividing the city. The people
See Manager Page 17


Williston FFA earns state title i


Dixie
of Fanning Springs


CONTENTS..

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Around Levy 2-3, 6, 12-17
Opinion 4
Law & Courts 5
Obituaries 7
Levy History 7
Tides 7
Classified 8
Legals 9-10
Land Transactions 10-11
Mother's Day Feast 12
Law Day Celebration 13


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BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
A four-member team of
juniors at Williston High
School earned the Future
Farmers ofAmerica state title
in competition in the Farm
Business Management Team
division.
Eleventh graders Hillary
Coram, Logan Brooks,
Raina Martinez and Walker
Bullock comprise the team.
Robert Philpot has been an


FFA advisor for 33 years, and
these are some of his students:.
Coram, Brooks and Martinez
also took second through
fourth place respectively as
best individual scorers.
A couple of these FFA
members scored beyond the
state level. Martinez and
Brooks are seventh place-
winners in the nation in the,
Meats Contest, Philpot said.
The contest in the Farm
Business Management


Juu IInidi pIUIU uy IViIIacl DIIl.IIa
WILLISTON'S FARM Business Management Team
are the state champs. From left, members Raina
Martinez, Hillary Coram, Logan Brooks, Walker
Bullock and Ag advisor Robert Philpot.


REACH US
I
Managing Editor
Carolyn Risner
Phone
(3521490-4462


Fax
(3521490-4490 Chlefland
(3521 486-5042 Bronson
Email
editor@levyournalcom
Address
P.O. 0Bx 159 BmnR F 326210159
P.O. Box 2990 ChlBefan. FT 32844-2990


Team division is comprised
of a two-part written test.
The first section is multiple
choice. The second portion
is 33 questions concerning
budgets, cash flow, income
statements, financial 'tables
and depreciation in taxes,
Philpot said. The Farm
Business Management Team
is the most difficult FFA
contest, he added.
Three WHS seniors and
one junior took ninth place
in the state as members of
the Agriculture Sales Team.
Nellie Gladwell, the junior,
worked with Jackie Eager,
Chetley Breeden and Danica
Thomas in what Philpot calls
the most fun FFA contest.
In the Agriculture Sales
Team, they make a product
and sell it, and as another
aspect of this competition the
students deal with a consumer
complaint. There is also a
written test.
Gladwell is on the WHS
Softball Team, which is
in the final four of state
competition.
The WHS Jr. FFA was
involved in the Vegetable
Judging Team contest. Ninth

See FFA Page 17


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LEVYCOUNTYSgt. Zach Knight stands near as David
Gatelein stands in the background while Supervisor
of Elections Connie Asbell accepts petitions from
Yankeetown Clerk Debra Stines.


People .seek to remove

Yankeetown mayor
BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Escorted by a sergeant from the Levy County Sheriff's
Office, Yankeetown Clerk Debra Stines delivered a stack
of signed petitions to Levy County Supervisor of Elections
Connie Asbell on May 9 asking for the recall of Yankeetown
Mayor Joanne Johannesson.
Yankeetown residents and voters David Gatelein and Sally
Price drove to Bronson, too, to see the transfer of papers to
the supervisor of elections.
This was the first salvo in a war of townspeople against
their mayor.
See Mayor Page 17


The Levy County Journal
believes in good stewardship of
the land. That's why we print
on 100 percent
recycled newsprint.
Protecting our future TODAYI


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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


Church News Briefs
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Get answers

to The Da

Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code, the
best selling novel by Dan
Brown has been read by over
47 million people, and on
May 19 this controversial
book makes its debut on
the big screen all across the
country.
The assertions made in the
book are intended to shake
Christianity to its core, and to
confuse non-Christians about
who Jesus Christ is. We will
look at this work of fiction in
a video series 'The Da Vinci
Code Deception,' and deal
with the issues that it raises:
Was Jesus merely human
and not divine?
Did Jesus and Mary
Magdalene marry and have
children?
Is the Bible authentic and
accurate?
Is there a great cover-up
by the church to keep this
information from the public?
Is Jesus the Son of God,
the Savior of the world?
These and other questions
will be answered during our
Sunday services on May 28
and June 4 starting at 6:30
pm at Hardeetown Baptist
Church. This is open to
anyone who would like to
attend.


Monday, May'l5, 5t Grade
Orientation at the Middle
School. Kindergarten & 1st
grade Awards Program @
6:30. 2nd & 3rd Grades Awards
Program at 7:30 p.m. in the
cafetorium.
Tuesday, May 16, 4t & 5t'
Grades Awards Program at
6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.
Thursday, May 18,
Kindergarten Orientation at
3 p.m.
Monday, May 22,
Kindergarten Orientation at
7 p.m.


Submitted photo
A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION was recently presented to The Archives
and History Department of Levy County for their participation and support with
the "Search for Yesterday Books." The Levy County Archives Committee has
published, to date, 27 chapters of Search for Yesterday. These books contain
articles about Levy county residents, churches, places, and other interesting
stories. Pictured from left, Russel Comeaux and Donna Hammel, committee
members; Donna Cicale, recording deputy clerk; Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court;
Virginia McDonald, recording deputy clerk and Lindon Lindsey, committee
chairman. Present but not pictured is Connie Coblentz. For more information
call Lindon Lindsey at 352-493-4066.



Florida scores excellent on


2005 Silviculture BMP


BY ROBIN HOLLAND as Silviculture BMPs do not
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL apply to these sites. Other sites
Every other year, the where Silviculture BMPs do
Florida Division of Forestry not apply include those being
conducts random surveys planted and/or managed for
to monitor Silviculture Best natural ecosystem restoration
Management Practice (BMP) with no plans for future
compliance throughout the timber harvesting.
state. Silviculture BMPs are Of the 190 sites evaluated
voluntarypracticesthat, when in 2005, 46 were located
properly implemented, have. on. private non-industrial
been shown to be effective forestland, 119 on industrial
at protecting water quality forestland and 25 on
from runoff associated with public forestland. The
silvicultural activities, sites covered a total of
The 2005 survey evaluated 28,906 acres in 39 Florida
practices on 190 different counties. Practices evaluated
sites 'throughout; the' tateil'iiblWided' site 'p6atibW, 1'
Sites were randomly 'chosen '" plaritirg, timber" 'ha1vstitig,"
through aerial detection and fireline plowing, herbicide
surveyed only after they application, fertilization, etc.
were determined to be bona- No individual site scored
fide on-going silviculture below 85 percent in overall
and permission was obtained BMP implementation and
from the landowner. To 87 percent of the sites
be classified as on-going surveyed had 100 percent
silviculture, sites must be implementation of all
actively managed for timber applicable BMPs. The
either through natural average overall Silvicultural
regeneration or planting. BMP compliance for the
Forestlands that are being 2005 survey was 99.1
harvested for development percent.. This was an
into urban areas, pastures, increase from the 97 percent
or some function other than compliance rating in 2003.
ongoing timber production The entire 2005 Silviculture
do not qualify for the survey BMP Implementation


Survey Report is available


under Forest Hydrology at
www.fl-dof.com/forest
management/index.html.
More information on
the Division of Forestry's
Best Management Practices
Program and requests for a
Silviculture BMP Courtesy
Audit on your forestry
operation can be obtained by
contacting your area BMP
Forester, Robin Holland, at
352-732-1273 or by email at
hollandr@doacs.state.fl.us.
Please remember that
Silviculture BMPs only
apply to bona-fide--ongoing
silvicultural operations and
that all Silviculture BMPs"
are voluntary. The regulatory
agencies responsible for
enforcing water quality laws
are the Water Management
Districts and the Florida
Department fEnvironmental
Protection. The Silviculture
BMP Forester in your area is
there to be an informational
resource for landowners
and forestland managers
interested in protecting water
quality on their property
through the implementation
of Silviculture BMPs.


SHINE looks for Levy volunteers


Are you looking for
a flexible volunteer
opportunity that enables you
to make a real difference
in the lives of seniors in
your community? Do you
like to help others resolve
problems? If you answered
yes to these questions, then
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs may have the
perfect volunteer position for
you!
* Volunteers are needed in
Levy County for the award-
winning SHINE (Serving


Health Insurance Needs of
Elders) Program. SHINE is
a free Medicare and health
insurance information and
counseling program that
helps elders make informed
decisions.
These volunteers will assist
in the award-winning SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program,
a free Medicare and health
insurance information and
counseling program that
helps elders, make informed
decisions. SHINE volunteers


help Medicare 'recipients
understand the new
Medicare prescription drug
benefit, as well as compare
supplemental insurance
policies, interpret coverage
and review Medicare and
health insurance forms.

SHINE counseling
takes place at designated
community centers or by
telephone. Seniors and
their caregivers receive
information and assistance
on programs that may help to


reduce their health insurance
and prescription medication
costs.
Free comprehensive
training is provided. Please
contact the Elder Helpline and
tell them you would like to
find out more about becoming
a SHINE volunteer.

Apply now for our next
training class. Introductory
training will take place in
Gainesville on July 18. Call
1-800-262-2243 today for
more information!


AARP Health Fair scheduled
The AARP Health Fair will be held Thursday, May 11 from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Williston
United Methodist Church.
Screenings that will be available are: blood pressure, vision,
glaucoma and hearing. Also available will be lab testing for
blood sugar at a cost of $5, Lipid Profile (Cholesterol), PSA
(Prostate Test), and TSH (Thyroid Test), each at a cost of
$10.
Other offerings will be: oxygen therapy, physical therapy,
educational exhibits and learning participation activities.
There will be a SHINE representative on site for Medicare
Part D Sign-up.

Hospice Memorial service set
Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center Memorial Gar-
dens 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland will hold a memorial service
at 6 p.m. May 18 for anyone who has lost a loved one. Please
join this time of sharing and support.
You must register to attend.
Call 1-800-677-5428 for more information or to register.

Commodities to be distributed
USDA Commodity Distribution for Levy County will be at
the following locations at the designated time:
May 11 Town Of Inglis, Community Center, from 1-2
p.m.
May 13 Chiefland, Methodist Church, 707 Main St., 10-
11 a.m.
May 5 Bronson, Ag. Building, Hwy. 27, 12:30-2 p.m.
May 5 Otter Creek, Town Hall, 2:30-3 p.m.
May 25 Williston, Lions Club, 1:30-3 p.m.
USDA is available to all eligible recipients. There will be
certification available to those who have not registered. If you
have any questions please call 352-336-0839.


Blood drive slated for June
Become a hero in just under an hour. Stop by the bloodmo-
bile when LifeSouth joins the Bronson community in hosting
a blood drive on Friday, June 30. The drive will be held at
three convenient locations; the road department from 7 a.m.
until 9 a.m., the sheriff's office from 9:30 a.m. until noon,
and the courthouse from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Bronson yard sale Saturday
There will be a yard sale and car wash at the Bronson
Town Hall on Saturday, May 13. There will be hot food (fried
chicken and pork sandwiches) and cold drinks.
All proceeds go to help support the Bronson High School
varsity cheerleading and volleyball teams.


Air festival set
The First Annual Recreational Fest and Aviation Fly
Market is set for May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Willison
Municipal Airport.
To get to the airport from Cedar Key, Chiefland or Bronson,
take U.S. 27 into Williston. Turn right onto U.S. 41, turn right
at the next light, which is SR 121. Go about 1 mile and-then
turn left at the green airplane sign, which is posted on the
right side of the road. There is also a Williston Airport sign.
The road dead ends into the airport. Admission is $1 per
person and there is free parking outside the main gate. No
food or backpacks will be allowed inside, however there are
food and drinks for sale inside the airport.
There will be hot air balloon rides available and sky diving
by Sky Dive Williston. Aviation static displays, military
material displays, classic .cars and motorcycles are also
scheduled to be on display. Aviation merchandise will be
available for sale.
For other event information, call 352-528-4900 or email
willistonairport@atlantic.net.


Tourism council meets May 18

The Levy County Tourist Development Council will
meet Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at 410 North East 5th
St., Williston.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal
any decisions made at this public hearing, they will need a
record of 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 accommodations to
participate in this meeting should contact the County
Commissioner's Administration Office at (352) 486-
5218.


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Glover looks forward to fishing


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


The Blue Knights


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Charles Glover, 69, was
honored with a retirement
party at Bronson-Town Hall
on April 6 after serving the
people of this municipality
for more than 30 years.
The whole Bronson Town
Council desk was covered
with many kinds of food
and goodies, including fruit
salads, meatballs, desserts
and other treats, and drinks
for partygoers.
Among the many guests
at city hall that Saturday
afternoon were his wife of
47 years, Janet, his great-
grandson, Kirkland Glover,
who is nine months old, his
sister Queen Gary and one
of his many friends, Irma
Jordan.
"I feel pretty good right
now," the retiree said after he
was asked how he felt about
retiring. "It will be hard for
me to not do things (for the
town). I will go fishing."
His wife added to his
comment about working.
"He's always been doing
things," she said.
Bronson Town
Councilwoman Edith Brown
said the man gave the people
of Bronson more than 30
years of his life in dedicated


CHARLES GLOVER rests before the big party at
Bronson Town Hall on April 6. Seen with him here are
his wife of 47 years, Janet, and his great-grandson,
Kirkland Glover, who is nine months old.


service, and that is why he
was honored with the party.
Glover always has been a
hard worker, Brown said.
Among his many jobs was a
garbage truck driver, "way
back when" the city had its
own sanitation department,
she said. The city is losing a
great asset, Brown said.
"He knows where every


pipe and cutoff valve is,"
Brown said. "I asked him, and
he said he will help us when
we need him, even though
he's retired."

Mayor Beatrice Mongo
said Glover helped put in
many of the water lines that
exist today in underground
Bronson.


Identified!


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HOGS WERE a big commodity in Levy County in 1936 and two weeks ago,
the above photo, taken from an ad in the newspaper has been identified by
Vivien Sims. From left, Sam Cook, Doc Smith (Mrs. Sims' father) and Payton
Mooney show off some of the porkers.



Visitors enjoying quilt museum


BY WINNELLE HORNE
CORRESPONDENT
The Log Cabin Quilters
met Thursday, May 4 at the
Levy County Quilt Museum.
Our weather is getting warm,
but inside it is fine. Quilting
goes on with the three quilts
and the red and white Log
Cabin will soon be finished
and it goes to CFE Co-op
annual meeting in October.
We are having visitors
every day from different
places. People hear about
the museum and come to see
what's here. So many are
surprised when they drive up
to see our large log building
and as many know, we are
proud of it and it's all paid
for, we have no fee to come in
and they all enjoy the cabbage
collard plant that is 55 inches
tall. So many of the flowers
and vegetable plants are all
blooming and today we had
fresh beets from the plants
that the inmates planted back
in the fall.
Jarrod and seven boys were
out Tuesday and we all had a
great time. It's fun to teach
some the difference between
a weed and flower.
Lunch was so good, fried
squash, beets, rice, cheese and

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macaroni, zucchini casserole
and cake, pineapple pie and
lots of salads and everything
was so good and so much.


Call 1-800-843-9278
528-4451


Eighteen members and one
guest were present.
Winnelle Home is the
director of the Levy County
Museum.


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Journal photo by Jeff M. Hardison


SOME OF the 80-plus members of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club of
New Orleans prepare to leave the Chiefland Holiday Inn Express on May
4. These club members are part of a nationwide group of law enforcement
officers who ride motorcycles, known as the Blue Knights. They were
heading to the Blue Knights gathering in Fort Lauderdale.


Williston adopts fire contract


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Williston City Council members adopted
the Fiscal Year 2005-06 budget for the
Williston Fire Department on May 2, more
than halfway through this fiscal year which
ends Sept, 30.
WFD ChiefLemar Stegall said he is pleased
to have reached this
point, but he knows there
must be more discussions
with the Levy County
Fire Advisory Board
before the next budget
becomes adopted. That
next budget will be for
the Fiscal Year 2006-07,
which begins Oct. 1, 2006.
This department has been operating under
an extension of the previous year's approved
budget until this point, Stegall said, so that it
could continue businesses usual. The WFD
has two paid firefighters on call five days
a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. On nights
and weekends, the department is entirely
volunteers working.
Like the situation in Chiefland, Williston
needs funding from the county's Emergency
Medical Services budget.
EMS calls are increasing, Stegall said, and
the fire contract with Levy County is for fire
protection not EMS. Williston, like Chiefland,
backs up the county ambulance service when
there is a delayed response by the ambulance


due to being required for other service.
When there is a "Charlie" level or a "Delta"
level of service required, such as in the cases
of cardiac arrest or respiratory failure, Stegall
said, it requires two medics one to drive and
one to help the patient as they head toward a
hospital.
Stegall, who is a member of the Levy
County Fire Advisory
Board, said one goal is
to get with the county
and create a long-
range contract to help
Williston, all of the
other municipalities and
most of the county fire
departments. There are
some independent departments, which would
require separate negotiations with the county.
Levy County is protected through eight
municipal fire departments and five rural fire
"departments.

The Williston fire chief said he is very
pleased with the work by paid and volunteer
staff.
"We are providing the best service we can
with what we've got," he said. "We lowered
our ISO rating by one notch this year, from
seven to six in the city. We hope to lower it
another notch next year."
The lower the ISO rating, the lower the
insurance premium will be for property. The
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


OPINION


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


OUR VIEW

I
Life lessons from mom
Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons.
Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom.
Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really
appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to
review the following advice you got when you were a kid.
You can be whatever you want to be.
You have no limitations. The whole world is open to you.
Your future is ahead of you. You can accomplish whatever
you set your mind to. It's OK to dream
Be nice to your friends and they will be nice to you.
People respond to the way you treat them. If you are mean
and selfish, no one will want to play with you. Share your
toys and don't be a bully. Be considerate of the feelings of
others.
Do your homework and you will get good grades.
Success takes work. If you don't put in the effort, you
won't reap the rewards. Those who work hard will succeed.
Clean your room now.
Get things done today and you won't have to worry about
them. If you let things pile up, it will be difficult to catch up.
You can play once your chores are done.
Get your work done before you take a break. Then you
can relax and have a good time.
Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will
never hurt you.
It doesn't matter what other people say. Don't allow
others to upset you. There will always be mean people.
Don't waste your time.
Time goes by very fast. Don't wait to pursue your
dreams.
Be thankful for what you have.
There are many who are not as fortunate as you. Be
grateful for your home and family. It doesn't matter what
someone else has.
Don't complain.
Whining is annoying. If you have something to say, say
it. If you complain all the time, no one will want to listen to
you.

YOUR VIEW


Time to save Yankeetown
To the editor:
As a seven year member and newly elected President of'
the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club and Winding River
Garden Club, I feel obligated to make some observations
about the "Save Yankeetown" debate.
The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club owns and main-
tains (with the help of a small number of benefactors) the-. 1-
A.F. Knotts Library, which had over 2.300 visitors and 7,16.
computer users in the first quarter of 2006 alone. Through
the selfless efforts of the members, the Club donates over
$7,000, plus numerous non-cash donations, to help support.
local groups and grants up to six annual scholarships to local
students. We also open our doors at no cost to the town of
Yankeetown, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, AARP, and the Girl
Scouts.
The Winding River Garden Club established and main-
tains the Winding River Park, which has been used for
numerous weddings, memorials, Christmas celebrations and
is simply a quiet retreat for anyone to enjoy at the corer of
56th and Riverside Drive.
Other volunteer groups including the Lions Club, The
Friends of the Library, and public servant positions have,
like the Woman's Club and Garden Club, suffered a decline
in volunteers. These organizations very clearly represent the
true meaning of "Save Yankeetown."
Many people have come out of the woodwork to partici-
pate in this group .nd suddenly seem to have much time,
energy and resources to contribute. Where were they these
many years in supporting these long-standing volunteer
groups where people of diverse opinions and backgrounds
have worked successfully and productively together to
produce positive results for our communities? The lack of
support, harassment and viciousness towards our elected and
duly appointed town officials, who serve them freely, seems
to take more precedence. These actions are not accomplish-
ing anything except causing a rift in the residents of Yan-
keetown.
The Woman's Club Collect states, in part, "Keep us, Oh
God, from pettiness; let us he large in thought, in word, in
deed. Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-
seeking. .And, Oh Lord God, let us not forget to be kind!"
These, from my perspective, should be words both well
remembered and practiced.
Eleanor Berkley
Yankeetown


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Saluting the worlds oldest profession


am a card carry-
ing member of the
world's oldest profes,
sion, and if you're
thinking what I'm thinking
you're thinking, get your
mind out of the gutter and
cancel the call to the vice
squad.
I'm talking about moth-
erhood. Ever since Eve,
women through the ages
have toiled to perfect the
ideal of the blessed, sainted
mother.
Twenty-three years ago,
when I held that beautiful
baby girl in my arms, I, too,
started out with that lofty
ambition.
I knew that I was destined
to be the best amalgam of
Donna Reed, Carol Brady,
June Cleaver and Harriet
N elson. ni, j.l il-,,rn i
SLittle did I know that:I, .;-
would be somewhat of a
cross between Roseanne
Barr and Marge Simpson.
I was a stay at home wife,
and mom the first eight years
of my marriage and I truly
was the Betty Crocker of the
mountains.
And while I was perfect-
ing the Suzy Homemaker
image, I was reading Dr.
Spock, pureeing homemade
baby food, nursing the baby,
washing cloth diapers and
prohibiting salt, per the
pediatrician's advice.
My children, I vowed,
would put other children to
shame.
They would always be
clean, never have runny
noses and remember to pick
up their toys when they fin-
ished playing.
It didn't quite turn out that
way.
And maybe it was my
fault.
I never wore the pearls and
high heels while vacuuming,
nor did I look like a Jackie O
clone as I cooked dinner for
my ever expanding tribe.
Instead the microwave
meal was put in to cook
while I wore a pair of jeans


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Carolyn Risner


and one of my dad's cast off
flannel shirts. Over the next
Things only worsened instead of trying
when child number two ar- an image, I ada]
rived. rules of mother
Their father worked in a must have work
restaurant and it was always My children a
easier to pick up the phone healthy, well-ad
and ask him to bring dinner pendent and lov
home than go to the trouble I can't help b
of nuking a lasagna. mothers every
And since there was no adapt when they
cooking, there was no need can't be all thin
for coolkng garbas 'mejeans one; xh'en ihey
and flhinel'gave way to -'' an ideal set by I
sweats and tees. when they find
I tried making Barbie sitting in the mi
clothes--even bought a new floor with a coli
sewing machine to whip singing Blessed
them up. But when Barbie's loudly as possil
first evening gown turned out out the squalls.
without a neck, I put the ma- No, I won't e
chine on the shelf and there lywood role mo
it remains to this day. perfect mother (
I tried to keep them clean "pushing" Nick
but the sandbox was a siren dow or holding
that called them, especially in the closet unt
after they had just bathed to change the pi
and were waiting on daddy she'd worn for t
to come home. But I am proud
And could I really expect mother. I am tha
them to pick up their toys been given that
when I couldn't pick up the ity to nurture a l
stacks of newspapers and fully instill trait
books at the ends of the will pass on to c
couch, or beside the bed, or turn give back t
on the dining room table? And I am also
When they reached school that I had a mot
age, I wasn't the patient, lov- though she had
ing parent who explained the ings, reminded
problem over and over until single day that t
they got it. Instead I became can do most for
exasperated and declared I is to love them 1
didn't care if they repeated ally.
third grade 10 times, I'd Sunday is Mc
had enough. (Donna Reed set aside to honor
would have never shown her give us life. To 1
frustration), erywhere, I salu
And I gave up on teaching hard work, your
them good nutrition habits spirit and the ab
because I was the queen of so life can go on


junk food
heaven.
It would
have been
hypocriti-
cal and
that's
some-
thing June
Cleaver
would not
tolerate.
S23 years,
g to live up to
pted my own
hood. And it
;ed.
are happy,
[justed, inde-
'e life.
ut wonder if
here don't
y realize they
gs to every-
carnot reach
Hollywood;
themselves
ddle of the
icky baby
'Assurance as
ble to drown

ver be a Hol-
del for the
(ask me about
out the win-
Allison down
il she agreed
nk outfit
three days.)
id to be a
ankful I have
responsibil-
life and hope-
s that they
others, and in
o society.
o thankful
her who,
shortcom-
me every
he thing we
our children
uncondition-

other's Day,
or those who
mothers ev-
Ite you, your
Never tiring
hility to adapt
n.


Miss Honey says.
unday, May 7, 5:30 of dresses that are a bit too
p.m. Hi! I am sleepy long and put the dishes in the
and tired, and yes, I dishwasher! You thought I
went to Sunday school this was the dishwasher! Oh no,
morning. I didn't sleep much not Miss
last night; I sat here and Honey!
sewed a baby pillow and two "Little
baby blankets for a friend's Bit" is
new baby girl. I baked a chewing on
cake and three pecan pies, so a rawhide
there, don't call me lazy! But and lying
I do need some sleep. on the
Sister Aretha Meeks gave footrest
me some green beans and of my MISS
I need to snap them and chair. D.J. and HONEY
put then in the fridge until "Sweet Pea"
tomorrow, because I'm not are playing, so my little ones
cooking tonight. I had a late are well and happy.
lunch and won't need any Yes, Donald, I love them
food tonight. If I can stay and they are "my little ones",
awake I will hem a couple and yes, the sunshine of my


and weeds


That's what my
late father called a
particular type of
flower that grows on the side
of the road (and elsewhere).
We first
saw theses
flowers when
we drove
to Lithia
Springs (in
HIillsborough
County)
to go
swimming. JeFF M.
Dad saw HARDISON
them on the Columnist
side of the
road. I was a child back then.
It's great getting old.
There are a zillion memories.
Some phlox are purple.
Some phlox are white. Some
are red. Some are blue. Some
have more than one color in
their petals.
These are the most
"typical" looking flower
I ever have known. In my
world of understanding, this
is the specimen flower. I saw
some next to many Levy
County roads as I have been
roving through the county.
By the way, I am "The
Roving Reporter," because
the late Maude Havener
gave me that title in the early
1980s as I went all over
Hamilton County writing for
The Jasper News.
When I first visited Levy
County slightly more than a
month ago, after more than
a 20-year stretch since being
a student at the University
of Florida (and I visited this
wonderful county to swim
and not be too much of a
' b'e6 t i 6 t'l6 l6' 6lks back
then), I-saw a-iiew plantt-to ;
me.
Yes, I can leap in time
back and forth. I hope I did
not lose too many readers
there. So, in the present
time, not only have I seen
phlox here, but I have seen
a tall, slender thick-stalked
yellow flower growing in the
median of Highways 19 and
27 so far. I told my editor
that I wanted to write about
this flower.
She said it is just a weed.
This plant, however, amazed -
me. The plant grows taller
than six feet and yet the
wind does not blow it down.
It grows without rainfall. I
find great wonder as I look
around me. I want to publish
pictures of pine trees planted
in a row. I want to publish
pictures of cows in the fields.
My editor has seen these
things enough to know better
than to eat up space with
such common views.
Actually, I want to take
everything in Levy County
and photograph it, write
about it, and publish it for
the people of this county.

See Jeff Page 17



life! I'll finish later, OK?
Monday, 8 a.m. Well,
here I am again, having my
coffee and talking to you my
friends. Yes, I do believe I
have many friends, the ones
I made while working and
ones I've made through the
years and yes, through my
column. Isn't it great to have
so many friends? I believe
friends are more priceless
than money!
I would like to be
remembered as a good


person, a good friend and
someone who really cares
about others, and that
includes both black and
white, because a true friend
See Honey Page 16


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Law & Courts


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


WPD arrests suspected drug dealer More vacation safety tips


A 22-year-old Gainesville
man who was stopped on
April 29 for improper window
tinting was arrested for driv-
ing while license suspended
or revoked (DWLSR), pos-
session of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine with intent
to distribute,. according to re-
cords.
Williston Police Officer
Quarry Stuart stopped Samuel
Johnson III when the Gaines-
ville man was driving east
on Noble Avenue near North
East 13th Street after Stuart
saw the car had tinted win-
dows that were-too dark. Af-
ter the stop, which happened
at about 6:18 p.m., the officer
found Johnson was driving
without a license and that
he had failed to pay a traffic
ticket on Sept. 23, 2003, ac-
cording to records.
WPD Patrolman First Class
Jonathan Jarrells joined Stu-
art as a backup officer. The
lawmen asked Johnson to
remove his shoes for officer
safety, according to the police
report. Stuart found five clear
bags containing 2.5 grams of
cocaine in the man's shoes.
Stuart then found $1,900
in cash on Johnson. Given
the packaging of the cocaine,
Stuart saw this as reason to
suspect Johnson of being a
cocaine dealer, according
to the report. The suspect
was transported to the Levy
County Jail. His total bond
was set at $41,000, according
to a jail spokeswoman.
Bronson man accused of
beating a child
Levy County Sheriff's
Deputy Michael Bell arrested
Jimmie Leroy Mongo, 56, of
Bronson on May 4 for alleg-
edly beating a 13-year-old
girl with a belt on April 23.
The alleged victim report-
ed to the officer that she had,
Scaliled hei pper t o qto
movie with a friend while
she was at her grandparents'
house. This reportedly an-
gered the grandfather, who al-
legedly beat her with a belt.
The alleged victim stayed
out of school the following
week because her grandpar-
ents reportedly told her that
they did not want her to go
to school because she would
embarrass herself, according
to the deputy's report.
"...and that her grandfa-
ther told her that if she went
to school he would go to jail.
He also told her and her sis-
ters that if they told anyone
he would beat them worse.
She stated that last Sunday
(30 April 2006), she went to
his house but stayed on the
porch because she was afraid
of him," Bell wrote in his re-
port.
The alleged child abuser
told the deputy that he told
the girl he was sorry, but that
if she misbehaved again he
would beat her worse.
Separate interviews with
other people and a review of
attendance records supported
what the alleged victim said,
Bell wrote. The suspect told


the deputy that he had beat-
en the girl. He stated that
his wife, Beatrice Mongo,
had also seen the marks and
swelling, Bell wrote. Mr.
Mongo said the girl deserved
the discipline she received,
the deputy wrote.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Other arrests
In other arrests by the Levy
County Sheriff's Office:
Anthony Heavener, 40,
of Old Town was arrested
May 3 for sexual assault with
a weapon and sexual battery
on a child older than 12 years
old. Bond $75,000.
Darrell J. Famham, 34,
of Bronson was arrested for
domestic battery and aggra-
vated assault on April 29.
Bond $15,000.
Russell Girdler, 20, of
Cedar Key was arrested for
domestic battery and do-
mestic aggravated battery on
April 29. Bond $15,000.
Edwin Henry, 24, of
Chiefland was arrested May
2 for domestic battery. Bond
was $7,500.
Jeremy D. Donald, 19, of
Williston was arrested May
4 for possession of cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a church,
possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute and tam-
pering with evidence. The in-
cident occurred near the New
Hope Baptist Church in Wil-
liston. Bond $37,000.
Allan John Gallagher Jr.,
21, of Williston was arrested
April 30 for possession of co-
caine. Bond $15,000.
*Crystal Dawn Hutchins,
25, of Oklahoma was arrest-
ed April 28 on a Hernando
County warrant for scheme
to defraud. Bond $2,000.
David Lee Roberts, 19,
of North Carolina was ar-
rested May 1 on a warrant for
burglary and petit theft. Bond

Rodney James Caldwell,
32, of North Carolina was ar-
rested May 1 on a warrant for
burglary and petit theft. Bond
$10,000.
William Lee Walker Jr.,
25 of Chiefland was arrested
April 27 on Levy County
warrants for fraudulent use of
personal information, forgery
bank checks, and forgery -
utter forged instrument. Bond
$5,000.
Jamie Backes, 32, of
Bronson was arrested April
30 for violation of probation.
No bond.
John C. Scruggs, 60, of
Chiefland was arrested May
1 for resisting arrest without
violence. Bond $1,000.
Natalie L. Andrus, 26,
of Inglis was arrested April
30 for failure to appear on
charges of possession of a
controlled substance and pos-
session of paraphernalia, and
a warrant for failure to appear
on a charge of larceny. Bond
$5,000.
Roosevelt T. Frazier, 21,
turned himself in on his 21st
birthday, May 2, to answer
two warrants for violation of
probation. No bond.


Darwin Antonio Days,
30, of Williston was arrested
May 1 for violation of pro-
bation warrant from Marion
County. No bond.
Damian Sherrod Coo-
per, 17, of the Forestry Youth
Academy of Inglis, was
charged with battery of an
inmate by an inmate. Cooper
was transferred to the Levy
County Jail, according to re-
cords.
Corey A. Crutcher, 19,
of Williston was arrested on
a St. Lucie County warrant
May 2 for failure to appear
on a charge of no driver's
license to operate a motor-
cycle. Bond $505.
*Edward P. Marshall, 27,
of Cedar Key was arrested
May 2 for violation of parole.
No bond.
Richard Lee Kincaid, 25,
of Old Town was extradited
from Gilchrist County and ar-
rested April 28 for 10 counts
of violation of probation. No
bond.
Chacha Latson, 40, of
Williston was arrested May 4
for violation of probation. No
bond.
Tristan Crane, 19, of Wil-
liston was arrestedApril 28 on
a Marion County warrant for
attaching a tag not assigned
to the vehicle on which it was
attached. No bond. Ordered
to serve 29 days in the county
jail.
Jeffrey Mehren, 29, of
New Port Richey was ar-
rested May 1 on two Pasco
County warrants for viola-
tions of probation: No bond.
Robert Niles Edwards,
42, of Punta Gorda was ar-
rested at the Glades County
Jail May 1 on a Levy County
capias for failure to appear
on a charge of knowingly
DIWLS, and there are holds
on him for Pasco and Char-
lotte cp.,nties. Bpdil,.,e4yy,
County $10,005.
Michael R. Studstill, 25,
of St. Petersburg was arrested
:May 3 for violation of proba-
tion. No bond.
Lonnie G. Goodman, 24,
of Bronson was arrested May
3 for violation of probation.
No bond.
CPD arrests suspected
illegal driver
An officer with the Chief-
land Police Department ar-
rested a 33-year-old' horse
trainer from Chiefland for.
DWLSR on May 1.
Dante Zanelli was pull-
ing a horse trailer on Young
Boulevard near North West
Third Avenue when he'was
stopped for going 65 mph in
a 45 mph zone. CPD Officer
K-9 Delta walked around the
large truck and alerted to it.
A search revealed there were
no drugs inside, according to
the report.
A computer check revealed
the driver's license had been
suspended for failure to pay
traffic fines. He was arrested
and transported to the Levy
County Jail.


TASHA DENSMORE, 24, of Fanning Springs drove into the Billy Bones Music
and More store, owned by Bill Davis, at 7011 N.W. 140th St. in Chiefland on
May 8, according to a report by Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Bowers. Her
husband, Eugene Densmore, 50, took the Crown Victoria she was driving and
left his wife and baby at the scene. There was an estimated $8,000 in damage to
the store and about $2,000 to the car. Paul Tape Jr., store manager of the AlIItel
store called deputies. Both Densmores received traffic citations.


H i, and welcome
to the Sheriff's
Comer. This
week's corer will again talk
about vacation and traveling
tips during this year's
vacation season.
There have been several
people who have contacted
us requesting any updates or
new information concerning
traveling to other parts of
Florida or other states. This
is an important idea for
several reasons.
When you leave for a
week or two you are not
only putting your residence
into a more vulnerable status
but you're also traveling to
another location that very
often is new and exciting.
So what does that mean?
Unless you have a trusted
friend or family member
watching your house, your
house may become the target
for criminals looking for just
such a situation. Therefore,
hopefully you've already
checked doors, locks and
turned on any timed lighting
you use. Hopefully, your
bushes are cut appropriately
to not allow a burglar a place


JOHNNY






LEVY COUNT

to hide. Also, hopefully
you've stopped your mail
and newspapers while you're
gone. Maybe some of these
tips will make you feel
more confident while your
gone. You know, you can
also contact us and request
increased patrol while you're
are away.
The next part of your
vacation that I'd like to talk
about has to do with when
you get to a destination
where you'll rest, spend the
night or actually spend your
vacation.
Whether you are at a
hotel or motel, there are
some things I hope you'll
think about. First make sure
your vehicle is parked in a
well-lighted area and that
your doors are locked and
windows are up.


James W.
Ausherman
Date of birth: 8-15-79
Last known Address:
Bronson
Wanted for: VOP
Possession of
Marijuana

Julio Antonio
Date of birth: 12-21-70
Last known Address:
Williston
Wanted for: VOP No
Valid Drivers License


Tico N. Nixon
Date of birth: 2-12-76
Last known Address:
Archer
Wanted for: VOP
DWLSR Knowingly


MIT When people:
MIH pull bags and
suitcases out of
their car, locks
can become
unlocked. So
double check
and bring all of
TY SHERIFF your luggage
into your
room.
When you are in your
room, keep the door in
a locked position. Bring
money, checks, credit cards,
car key, receipts with you
when you exit your room.
Make sure nothing goes into
the trashcan that can identify
you or give away any
important numbers.
Always use the door
peephole if someone comes
to your door. Get them
to state their identity and
business and then check with
the hotel for verification
before letting them in. Also
if you do let someone in,
stay by the door while they
are there. More to come in
weeks to follow. Take care.
Johnny Smith is sheriff
of Levy County.


Teen wrecks in Williston


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old Williston
girl was charged with failure
to yield the right-of-way May
6 after her mother's 2006
Toyota sustained damage
that totaled it, according to a
report by Williston Patrolman
First Class Brian Stoker.
Katie Chamberlin was
northbound on U.S. 41
(Seventh Street) in her
mother's Toyota when she
turned left into the access road
for Wifii Ditie, crosirig'the
path of an oncoming pickup
truck. William Mayton, 44, of
Williston was southbound on
U.S. 41 when his small 1988
Mazda truck's front end hit
the Toytota in the passenger
door. The truck sustained an
estimated $2,000 in damage,
Stoker reported.
Now connected, the two
vehicles continued sliding
south on the wet road at
about 10 a.m. and the car
bumped into a 1992 GMC
van driven by Matt Weldon,
35, of Morriston. The van
lost a headlight and sustained
a little dent. Weldon had
been stopped at the stop sign
waiting to enter traffic after
visiting. Winn-Dixie. If not


for the slick street, the two
vehicles may not have slid'
into the van, he said.
Joining Stoker as a backup
officer was WPD Cpl. F.
Morris. Williston firefighters
Mike Calhoun and Terry G.
Kerr Jr. responded to the call
for help. A couple of Levy


County EMS workers came in
an ambulance, but there were
no injuries. Pearce Wrecker
Service of Williston towed
the Toyota and the Mazda,:
although Kerr tried to remove.
dented metal from the Mazda
so that Mayton could drive it
from the scene.


A SMASHED PASSENGER door on a 2006 Toyota
Corolla reflects some of the damage from a crash in
which a teen-age driver was charged with failure.to
yield the right-of-way in Williston.


Adam H. Bolinger
Date of birth: 2-12-84
Last known Address:
Chiefland
Wanted for: VOP
Battery


Amos Edward Mills
Date of birth: 4-23-78
Last known Address:
Dunnellon
Wanted for: FTA
possession of
Marijuana


April M. White
Date of birth: 1-1-72
Last known Address:
Chiefland
Wanted for: FTA
Larceny


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WANTED) IN LEVY COUNTY


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


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


They walked
BY JEFF M. HARDISON there in memory of Jai
STAFF WRITER "Little Boy" Williams
People dedicated to find- died from cancer of the
ing a cure for cancer took phogus and Harry Allen
to the track Friday night at also died from cancer.
Chiefland Elementary School The Bunch of Believ
for the American Cancer So- a team of 15, created a
city's Relay for Life. with a theme called B(
There were several tents Cafe that served hot dogs
around the track and the over- other food. Henning Wii
all theme for the event was designed the whole B(
"The Cure Mall." With this Cafe layout.
theme in mind, there were
several stations set up under
tents and they were named.
The glow-in-the dark tent,
where people could buy
blinking lights was manned
by CHS FFA Advisor Katie
Jones and CHS Health Oc-
cupation Students of America
Advisor Alice Graham, and
students from the FFA and
HOSA.
The Hall's Steppers Team
served Greek salads at itstent
and was led by Cheryl Oliver, I-
and included Bill "Hutch"
Hutchinson, Valaria Hutchin-
son, and Warren and Mary
Williams. THE CURES R Us te
The Mall of Hope tent was ans, Veronica Drig
manned by the Williams War-
riors Team. They gathered Vore, Maggie Canno


all night--for a cancer cure


mes
who
eso-
who

vers,
tent
bob's
and
nkel
bob's


The Motivated Method-
ists are from the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of
Chiefland and include Bill
and Imy Elson, Aline and Del
King, Bob and Alice Martin,
Gerry and Herb Jesk, and
Kary Kolson. Today, May 11,
is Kolson's 63rd birthday. He
has been cancer free for six
years after winning against
prostate cancer.


Hilltop Alternative School
also had a tent as did the
Cures R Us tent that had
20-plus members, including
Capt. Becky Evans, Veronica
Driggers, Cassie Driggers, Grant
Driggers, Carolyn DeVore,
Maggie Cannon, Joyce Sand-
stedt and Candice Gainey.
Capital City Bank had a
theme of "Diamonds, a Cure
Forever," and they sold can-


ent had 20-plus members, including Capt. Becky Ev-
gers, Cassie Driggers, Grant Driggers, Carolyn De-
rn, Joyce Sandstedt and Candice Gainey.


dy that was treasure. Jewelry
was on display for the theme
but not for sale. The bank
also sold sausage, peppers
and onions.


Chiefland Relay for Life
Co-Chair Frances LaSalle
said this year has been a re-
building year for the fund-
See Relay page 17


RAYANNE FERGUSON and her twin 4-year-old
boys, Parker and Levi Ferguson, hold a plaque
which memorializes her late husband, Sam Fer-
guson.


BOB'S CAFE is from a Bunch of Believers. Perry
Young cooks hot dogs at Bob's Cafe. Henning
Winkel designed the whole Bob's Cafe layout.
This team had 15 members.


SURVIVORS take the first lap celebrating their lives.


BUILDING AND PACKING luminaries are Susan Bryant, Brooke Hilliard, Linda
Legare and Anni Egan.


THE MOTIVATED Methodists from First United Methodist Church of
CAPITAL CITY BANK had a theme of "Diamonds, a Cure Forever," and Chiefland are (from left) Bill and Imy Elson, Aline and Del King, Bob and
they sold candy that was treasure. This jewelry was on display for the Alice Martin, Gerry and Herb Jesk, and Kary Kolson. Today, May 11, is
theme but not for sale. The bank also sold sausages, peppers and on- Kolson's 63rd birthday and he has been cancer free for six years after
ions. winning against prostate cancer.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Bertha Mae Corley
Bertha Mae Corley of Archer died Wednesday at Ayers
Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 75.
Mrs. Corley was born in Bell and was a lifelong resident of
the Archer area.
She worked for Rolling Hills Dairy in Archer.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Archer. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting and gardening.
Survivors include daughters Ann Benton of Archer and
Kathy Tolbert of Newberry; a son, Wendel Dorminey of
St. Augustine; sisters Carolyn Lane and Madelene "Mat"
McCormick, both of Chiefland; a brother, Jerry Trail of Mayo;
two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala.

Harley Phillip Jessmer
Harley Phillip "Philly" Jessmer of Trenton died Friday at
North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 58.
Mr. Jessmer was born in Leesburg and moved
to Trenton from the Fort Walton Beach area.
He was a custom painter for Tri-Am Industries. He also
operated his own business, "Finishes by Phil," for many
years.
He was a member of St. Albans Episcopal Church in
Chiefland.
Survivors include a, son, Harley Phillip Jessmer Jr.; and a
niece, Wendy Rawlins of Ocala.


When I was a young man, my
grandpa broke down and
bought himself one of those
fancy new fiberglass bass -
boats. I guess you could say my Papa was' .
kind of "Old School," because after only one
fishing trip he had labeled the whole rig a new-
fangled waste of money.. He also lambasted its
new foot-controlled trolling motor with some
mighty fancy Italian cuss words. He declared
he was going back to fishing in his Jon boat. I
thought he was crazy, but I recognized an opportunity when
it was staring me in the face. I immediately enlisted my little
brother Heath and we peppered him with a volley of begging
the likes of which the world has never known.
E EenuaUy' he gave in and told us we could take the boat
out for a spinm.However,,:ahadno'way to tow it. I was
driving a little 4-cylinder Datsun B210. Papa said, "You ain't
got no trailer hitch der boy," as if I should be ashamed. I just
kind of shrugged. He dug angrily into his pocket and threw
me the keys to his pickup truck. I can still recall the furrow
in his bushy eyebrows as he watched us drive off.
We backed the boat in the lake twice before we realized
where that water was coming from. That little plug sure
makes a big difference. Once we bailed her out she cranked
right up and we tore out from the dock like we owned the
place. We motored up and down most of the morning until
we had thrown our wake on just about every unsuspecting
fisherman around. After a while I suggested we head out
to the river to find a little peace and quiet. "Yeah," Heath
agreed. "There's too many folks screaming at us around
here."
Once we reached the river, Heath started fishing a big rock
retaining wall that lined the inlet. I was busy fiddling with
that new fangled trolling motor when I heard his loud gasp. I
looked back to see his eyes bugging like two big grapefruits
on a stick. "What?" I asked. He just pointed. A huge barge
had just passed and now we were right in the path of its four-
foot wakes. Some would say a well deserved payback was
on the way.
I reached for the ignition, but my mind went blank with
fear. I kept turning the choke switch instead! That didn't
help. The first of those monster swells nearly toppled us and
threw that delicate new fiberglass boat up against those rocks
with a crash. I stuck out a paddle, Heath gamely threw out a
leg, but nothing would hold us off. The waves were too big.
I began to hope that maybe, we'd drown so we wouldn't have
to face Papa.
It was a somber ride back to the landing. We put her on
the trailer and sure enough the bottom was pretty banged
up. However, it was not as bad as we had feared. In fact,
I doubted Papa would ever stoop down that far to see the
damage. I was so relieved I agreed to let Heath drive back.
Why not? He'd be old enough to get his license in a couple
of years and he needed some practice pulling a boat.
On the way back Papa's truck just didn't seem to have
much get up and go, and soon it commenced to overheating
something fierce. I was mighty proud of Heath; he had the
good sense to pull over every time the steam would rise up
and limit his vision. I just told him to make up for the delays
by driving faster between boilovers.
We were on the last little stretch of gravel road before
making it home when I saw a mighty cloud of dust coming
on fast. "Now see Heath, don't ever drive as fast as that idiot
on a gravel road," I advised. Soon the driver blazed past
us. "That looked like a B-210 hauling a Jon boat!" Heath
declared. "It sure did," I said, "A green one, just like mine."
I'm sure you've heard it said, "What comes around goes
around." Well that's just country lingo for what the Bible
says in Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." It's
one of my favorite Scriptures, except when I've been making
waves. Then even flipping that choke switch won't help. I
can expect to have my bottom side tore up when those waves
gather strength and turn back around. I'll be at the mercy of
the solid Rock.
This may sound a little old school, but sin always comes
with a big price tag. It will hitch you up to some trailers that
you're not equipped to haul. Maybe your load is too heavy


OBITUARIES


Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland.

Dorothy Davis Lindsey
Dorothy "Lil Gal" Davis Lindsey of Trenton died April 25
at Shands at the University of Florida. She was 69.
Mrs. Lindsey was born in Madison
and moved to Trenton in the .1930s.
She was a retired Human Services Worker II at Tacachale.
She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by daughters Voncille Stokes
and Darlene Lindsey.
Survivors include her husband, George Lindsey of Trenton;
daughters Jeryl Brown and Patricia Lindsey, both of Trenton;
sons George Lindsey Jr. of Frankfurt, Germany, George
Randolph Lindsey and Alfred Lindsey, both of Trenton, and
Bruce Lindsey of Avon Park; brothers Sylvester Davis of
Jacksonville, Ulysses Davis of Miami and Andrew Davis of
Middleburg; sisters Lorene Hogan, Mary Love Davis and twin
sister Doris Brown, all of Trenton, and Josephine Dixon of
Clearwater; an adopted brother, George Stapleton of Trenton;
12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home in
Gainesville.

Lillie Belle McCray
Lillie Belle McCray of Williston died Sunday at North
Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 83.
Mrs. McCray was born in Montbrook and lived most of her
life in Williston.
She was a homemaker and attended Levy County public
schools.
She was a Methodist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie "Mondie"
McCray.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Miller of Tampa;


BUT ANYWAY






Guy R. Sheffield


right now, you feel like
your engine is about to boil
over. Pull over! Unhitch
that sin and hook up to the
old plow of repentance
until the Lord can give
you your vision back.
It sure beats pretending
you're getting away with
something when you're


not.
Don't allow yourself to grow so calloused to sin that you
actually work up a taste for that old muddy river water. Let
Jesus take control of your life and He'll teach you to plant .
crops worth reaping. Trust God. Don't get discouraged. He's
not through with you yet! "And Iam sure that God, who
began the-good-work within you, will continue his work., -
until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus
comes back again," Philippians 1:6.
But anyway, I got a free trailer hitch out of the deal.
Papa's truck eventually cooled off. He said it would have
driven a lot better with the emergency brake off! I can still
recall the furrow in his bushy eyebrows when he said it.
Guy E. Sheffield, of Hernando Miss. is the
president of the nonprofit ministry SoulFood, www.
soulfoodministries.org. You may email him at
4christ@midsouth.rr.com Would you like to know what
the Bible says about God's plan of salvation for you? Go
to the following website: www.soulfoodministries.org/
salvation.htm



SJesus Abiding Faith, Inc.


- HillSaIvvah .-- U.cilyi or & biia


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


Page 7


sons Willie McCray Jr. of Hawthorne, Kevier McCray and
Thomas McCray, both of Tallahassee, MacKinley McCray
of Columbus, Ga., and Anthony McCray of Gainesville; a
sister, Josephine Williams of Jacksonville; and numerous
grandchildren.
Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland.

Michelle Elizabeth Onderko
Michelle Elizabeth Onderko of Old Town died Thursday at
her home. She was 38.
Mrs. Onderko moved to Old Town in 2003 from Melrose.
She worked for the Tri-County Nursing Home for three
years.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd L. Holder of Old
Town; her parents, Adolph and Edna Onderko of Linesville,
Pa.; daughters Lisa Pasquin and Alex Onderko, both of Old
Town; sons Adrain Pasquin and Jon Pasquin, both of Old
Town, and Michael Onderko ofLinesville; a brother, Anthony
Onderko of Linesville; and her maternal grandmother, Helen
Jordan.
Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross
City.

CARD OF THAN

Phillips
Dear Friends of Charles Henry "Chuck" Phillips,
Please know that Charles loved you all and he prayed daily
for every one he loved.
We wish to thank you for every kindness to our family dur-
ing our loss, for the many cards, calls, food and gifts of tribute
to Habitat for Humanity in Charles' memory.
We love you,
Linda and Family


Learn to make a book
Levy County Libraries will host a book making program
beginning May 18 at the Luther Callaway Public Library,
Chiefland, at 4:30 p.m.
Other dates are 1 p.m. May 20 at the Bronson Library;
4:30 p.m. May 23 at the Cedar Key Library; and 4:30 p.m.
May 30 at the A.F. Knotts Public Library, Yankeetown.
Instructions and materials will be provided for children
to create their own one of a kind book.






















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Tides for Cedar Key starting with May 11
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Th 11 High 1:50 AM 3.3 6:43 AM Set 5:28AM 94
11 Low 7:23 AM 1.2 8:14 PM Rise 7:00 PM
11 High 1:07 PM 3.9
11 Low 8:07 PM -0.3
F 12 High 2:33 AM 3.3 6:42 AM Set 6:00 AM 98
12 Low 7:56AM 1.4 8:15 PM Rise 8:00 PM
12 High 1:35 PM 4.0
12 Low 8:42 PM -0.4
Sa 13 High 3:14AM 3.3 6:41 AM Set 6:37 AM 99
13 Low 8:30AM 1.5 8:16PM Rise 9:03PM
13 High 2:04 PM 4.1
13 Low 9:19PM -0.5
Su 14 High 3:56 AM 3.2 6:41 AM Set 7:20 AM 99
14 Low 9:04 AM 1.6 8:16PM Rise 10:07 PM
14 High 2:35 PM 4.2
14 Low 9:58PM -0.6
M 15 High 4:39AM 3.1 6:40 AM Set 8:12AM 96
15 Low 9:39AM 1.7 8:17 PM Rise 11:09 PM
15 High 3:10PM 4.3
15 Low 10:40PM -0.5
Tu 16 High 5:27 AM 3.0 6:40AM Set 9:11 AM 92
16 Low 10:18AM 1.8 8:17 PM
16 High 3:51 PM 4.2
16 Low 11:26PM -0.4
W 17 High 6:20 AM 2.8 6:39AM Rise 12:06 AM 85
17 Low 11:03AM 1.9 8:18 PM Set 10:16AM
17 High 4:37 PM 4.1


LEVY COUNTY HIS1g
5/11/2006
83 Years Ago,
.From the Levy County Clerks A e History
:Oepf. in Deed Book 16 Pq'e 4S" A
Filed:and recorded Jan u 23.
Whereas, in .pursuanc .-of c' of Con
Approved.: September;' 1 iffentitled "
Graftin g Bounty Land to Cert fcers and S
r~~IHave Beeh'Engag' 4t iitary Servic
" States"'Warra'I 40 acres,:
favi'&of Zaclifi ,f yate Capta t
Company Florida' .Vo ers orda Wa
r uj tiotbe G:ne rfi a office with ce tha
.thrnie hak.been duly. "ced upon the j carter o
. he NE quarter of Section Thirty fivdI'ownshil
Thirteen S. of-Range Fifteen E.
SNor Kno'o'e,:that.there is therefoi'f' ted by tht
Uite5 'State:unto the said Zachariah'Davis the tract q
.l.a.tb!oe described; To Have and.iT' Hold the sa'
t~0Votf Land' with the appurtenance thereof, unto.
saZachariah Davis and to this Land Office eJ
fo affixed. Record of Miscellaneous
.Vol. 103 Page 163. .
Mhe Archives & History Center
COMy CountO Clerk's Office
charIny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court
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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006, LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


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Classified
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TW COUNTY JOT.
C COUNTY PAPER EST. I 2


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


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


S515 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


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Call: Chiefland 352-490-4462
Fax: Chiefland 352-490-4490
Email: mblitch('levyjournal.com
Visit: 13 South Main Street, Chiefland


Cost $5 per
week,
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every word
after that 1(
cents


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

440 South Court Street, i


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Personal U
105 I
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

ADDICTION HELP
Narconon, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to helping
those with drug addictions, is
here to help residents of Levy
County. For help, call 1-800-556-
8885.tfn/nc

NARCONON ... a nonprofit
public benefit organization that
specializes in helping people
with drug or alcohol addictions
offers FREE assessments and
more than 11,000 local referrals
through the 800 line.Call
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Lost and Foi
110no
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 Ser
TREES, TREES, TREES. Langs-
ton Tree Services, Inc. Call (352)
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T&J TREE SERVICE lot clear-
ing, stump grinding, bushhog-
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130 Fre
FREE 8 KITTENS 6 weeks old.
All are litter trained. Put some
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Employment


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Help Wo a
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Rentals



Want to
345
JEFF M. HARDISON, a reporter
for the Levy County Journal,
needs a place to live. The rent he
can afford is up to $400 a month
without utilities, or $600 a month
with utilities included. The resi-
dence should be in Levy County,
clean, secure, and furnished with
at least a bed, a chair and a ta-
ble. Mr. Hardison has been living
in motels. This is too expensive
for him. He has looked far and


wide:-to find ai residence meet*
ing these minimum standards to
rent. If you are a landlord who
can help our reporter, please call
352-490-4462.


Real Estate 4


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LIKE NEW 2000 Homes of Merit
1 1/4 acres between Newberry
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fireplace, deep shaking tub and
new appliances. New well and
septic. A steal at $110,000. 352-
472-4977. 5/11, 18, 25, 6/1 p

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Monday Night, May 15, at 7:00
p.m., Col. Joel KulcsarAU1437,
AB2240, 10% buyer's premium.
Train Collection including 5HO
gauge train set, one Marx Can-
non ball freight, five battery
powered kid's sets, living room
set, bedroom set, tools, glass-
ware and jewelry. Contact 352-
528-2950. 5/11b


510 Auc
FAT GOOSE Auction downtown
Chiefland holding great estate
merchandise auctions each
Friday. 60 plus box lots with great
estate items start the auction at
6:15 pm outside followed by our
main estate auction that starts at
7:00 pm in the big red building.
This week, like always, there will
be primitives, depression and
other great glassware; there will
be a bronze and marble mantel
clock signed by "Susse Freres" -
1840's era, also a bronze framed
wall mirror signed "Tiffany
Studio" 1912 era, along with all
types of other great estate finds.
There will be several tools and
paintings furniture of all types.
Lots more of everything. AU992/
AB692 (Ron Jamerson) 10% BP
-for more info call Jim Morehead
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Saturday 10am-3pm
May 13th Yard Sale: Miscellaneous furniture,
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100 Acres Williston area, pines, oaks, holly & more,
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CASE NO. 38-2006CA-000228
QUASAR PROPERTIES, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.

JOSEPH ROGERS a/k/a DOCK
RODGERS, DECEASED, FAN-
NIE MAE ROGERS, TIMOTHY
J. MclNTYRE, and MARY Mc-
INTYRE, if married, if alive, and if
dead, their respective unknown,
spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them individually,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JOSEPH ROGERS a/k/a
DOCK RODGERS, DE-
CEASED
FANNIE MAE ROGERS
ADDRESS UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the fol-
lowing described lands:
Those lands as described in
Exhibit "A" attached hereto and
made part hereof by reference

EXHIBIT A
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING
IN THE NW 4.OF THE NE /4
OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP
12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST,
,LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SAID PARCEL BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
THE EAST 4 OF THE NW 1/
OF THE NE / OF SECTION
4, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH,
RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUN-
TY. FLORIDA.

TAX PARCEL #4453-001-00

filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on RON-
AliD W. STEVENS"Pe[i[ibher'S
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL
32621, on or before June 2,
2006, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either.
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter; 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 April 19,
2006.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Persons with disabilities request-
ing reasonable accommodations
to participate in this proceeding
should contact (352) 374-3639
(Voice & TDD) or via Florida Re-
lay Service at (800) 955-8771.

Pub: Apr. 27, May4, 11, 18, 200

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION NO.: 38-2006 CA
000299
C. PETER SWANSON, et al,
Plaintiffs,
VS.

VICTOR LITTRELL, et al,
SDefendants,

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Victor Littrell and Sandra J.
Hansen residence unknown

AND ALL OTHER persons or
parties whomsoever claiming
by, through, under, or against
the above named or designated
parties, and to all parties and
persons whomsoever having or
claiming to have any right, title
or interest in and to the following
described real property interests
in Levy County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 35, Block 44, Section N.
Rainbow Lakes. Estates, as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, page 27,
Public Records of LevyCounty,
FL.

and all others whom it may con-
cern.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-


tion to quiet title to the above real
property in.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 JOHN C. TRENTEL-
MAN, Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 207 N. Magnolia Av-
enue, Ocala, Florida 34475, on
or before June 2, 2006, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs' attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 18th day
of April, 2006.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18,
2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2006-CP-17

IN RE: ESTATE OF

EMIL C. ANDERSON,
a/k/a EMILANDERSON,

Deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of EMIL C. ANDERSON, a/k/
a EMIL ANDERSON, deceased,
whose date of death was No-
vember 3, 2005, File Number
38-2006-CP-17, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer
610, Bronson, Florida 34621.
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, has been served must file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTIGE-'OR 30 DAYSAFTER
THE TIME 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 first publication of
this notice is May 4, 2006.
Personal Representative:
BETTIE L. ANDERSON
4510 S. Orchard Terrace
Homosassa, Florida 34446

Attorney for Personal Represen-
tative:
LEWIS E. DINKINS, P.A.
LEWIS E. DINKINS
Florida Bar No. 019741
201 N.E. 8th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34470
(352) 622-4176
Pub.: May 4 & 11, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR.
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2005-CA-
0001082
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.

UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI-
CIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS
WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST IN THE ESTATE OF MIL-
DRED D. SHOOK, DECEASED,
et al,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MICHAEL SHOOK (Current
Residence Unknown) DIANA
SHOOK PING A/K/A DIANE
SHOOK PING (Current Resi-
dence Unknown)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage


on the following described prop-
erty:

LOT 40, SPRINGSIDE, A MO-
BILE HOME SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, FILED IN PLAT
BOOK 6 PAGE 58 AND 59, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHERWITHA1980CHAM
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN #'S F0601315205A &
F0601315205B AND TITLE #'S
17351882 & 17351881.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it; on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff whose ad-
dress is 1800 NW 49*' STREET,
SUITE 120, FT LAUDERDALE
FL 33309 on or before June 9,
2006, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice in the (Please
publish in LEVY COUNTY
JOURNAL) 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.
If you are a person with Dis-
abilities who need any accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at
not cost to you to the provisions
of certain assistant. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator at
Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621
or Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If you
are hearing impaired call 1-800-
955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 24t day of
April, 2006.
Danny J. Shipp
As Clerk of the Court

By Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Pub: May 4, 11,2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

CASE NUMBER: 38-2006 CA
6603319
VICTORINE GARVEY
Plaintiffs;
VS

CARL W. BECKMAN Together
With his heirs, should he be
deceased, and any natural un-
known 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: CARL W. BECKMAN To-
gether With his heirs, should he
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.
You hereby are notified that
a Complaint to Quiet Title was
filed in this court on April 24,
2006. You are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on the petitioner's attor-
ney, 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 June
9, 2006 Otherwise, a judgment
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion. Property Description Rain-
bow Lake Estates Block 39 Lot
12 SECTION N Township 15
South Range 17 East Propperty
Identification # 06904-012-00.
Witness my hand and seal on
April 24, 2006.,

Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk

(Court Seal)
Pub: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE


EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

CASE NUMBER: 38-2006 CA
000320
VICTORINE GARVEY
Plaintiffs,
VS

ELWIN J. ELLIOTT AND EDNA
M. ELLIOTT Together With Their


heirs, should they be d
and any natural unknc
sons who might be the
spouse, heirs, devisee
ees, creditors, or other
claiming by, through,
against the above-namE
dants

NOTICE OF ACTI

To: ELWIN J. ELLIO
EDNA M. ELLIOTT
With Their heirs, sho
be deceased, and an)
unknown persons wh
be the unknown spouE
devisees, grantees,
or other parties claii
through, under or ag
above-named defender
You are notified tha
plaint to Quiet Title wa
this court on April 24, 2
are required to serve
your written defenses,
the petitioner's attorney
name and address is:
Ann Ferrer, P.O. Box
Orlando Florida 32872
an original with the cle
court on or before June
Otherwise, a judgment
entered against you for
demanded in the petiti
erty Description Rainb
Estates Block 33 Lot.
TION N OR Book 135,
Section 13 Township
Range 17 East Propel
fiction# 06887-053-00
Witness my hand an
April 24, 2006
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk

(Court Seal)
Pub: May 4, 11, 18, 25,


IN THE CIRCUIT, El
JUDICIAL CIRC
IN AND FOR LEVY C
FLORIDA

Case No. 38-2006
GREATER ROCK HI
TIST CHURCH also I
GREATER ROCK H
CHURCH
Plaintil


eceased,
own per-
unknown
3s, grant-
*r parties
under or
ed defen-


ION

TT AND
Together
luld they
y natural
ho might
se, heirs,
creditors,
ming by,
ainst the
its.
t a Com-
is filed in
!006. You
a copy of
if any, on
-y, whose
Sherea-
721894
,and file
ark of this
e 9, 2006
t may be
Sthe relief
on. Prop-
)ow Lake
34 SEC-
page 278
15 South
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d seal on








2006


IGHTH
UIT
COUNTY,


-CA-0205
LL BAP-
known as
ILL M.B.

if,
; .u, -\ < (


RILEY GOLDEN, if living, or if
deceased, his heirs, adminis-
trators and assigns; and HOR-
ACE C. ROBERTS, A. VERNON
GILLUM, FRED T. ROBERTS
and ARTIS L. ROBERTS, if liv-
ing, but if deceased, his or her
respective heirs, administrators
and assigns,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: RILEY GOLDEN
Deceased

HORACE C. ROBERTS
Deceased

A. VERNON GILLUM
Address Unknown

FRED T. ROBERTS
2926 Walton Creek Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
80922

ARTIS L. ROBERTS
Deceased

AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, un-
der, or against RILEY GOLDEN,
HORACE C. ROBERTS, A. VER-
NON GILLUM, FRED T. ROB-
ERTS and ARTIS L. ROBERTS,
ior their respective 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:
Count I: Lot 1, Block 16, of the
J.B. EPPERSON ADDITION TO
THE TOWN OF WILLISTON,
FLORIDA, as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 37, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
Count II: Lot 5, Block 16, of
the J.B. EPPERSON ADDITION
TO THE TOWN OF WILLISTON,
FLORIDA, per OR Book 261,
Page 640 and 641, public re-
cords of Levy County, Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses to it, if
any, on CHARLOTTE J. WEI-
DNER, Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or
before June 9, 2006 and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs' attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint or petition.
Dated this 25th day of April
2006.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FAYETTE COUNTY, WEST
VIRGINIA
CASE NO. 05-JA-52 (B)

IN THE INTERESTS OF


Infant Respondent,


DAVID COPEN, JR.,
Adult Respondent.

ORDER OF PUBLICATION

To Whom It May Concern:

The purpose of this action is
to protect the infant respondent,
D.C. from abuse and neglect.
The Petitioner, the West Virginia
Department of Health and Hu-
man Resources, is seeking le-
gal and physical custody of said
child respondent, D.C. Further,
the Petitioner is seeking to lo-
cate David Copen, Jr., the father
of the infant respondent, D.C.
It is ordered that David Co-
pen, Jr. appear at the Fayette
County Courthouse Annex, Fay-
etteville, West Virginia, before
the Honorable Paul M. Blake,
Jr., Judge of the Circuit Court of
Fayette County, West Virginia on
Wednesday, May 31, 2006, be-
ginning at 10:00 a.m., for a Per-
manency Hearing, and object or
make other defense to the Peti-
tion, otherwise guardianship of
the infant respondent, D.C., may
be granted to the West Virginia
Department of Health and Hu-
\man Resources and the parental
rights terminated.
Further, it is hereby Ordered
that the Adult Respondent, Da-
vid Copen, Jr., be advised of his
right to have counsel at every
stage of these proceedings and
that counsel will be appointed if
She cannot pay forthe servicescof
* counselkand that such. proceed-.
ings may result in the severance
of parental rights and the trans-
fer of custody of said children
into the Petitioner.
The infant respondent, D.C.,
shall be represented by counsel
at every stage of these proceed-
ings. The Guardian ad Litem
appointed for said child is Paul
O. Clay, Jr., Post Office Box
746, Fayetteville, West Virginia,
25840, Area Code (304) 574-
2182.
ENTERED by the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Fayette County
this 28th day of April 2006.

NEIL V. BODEN
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

DANIEL E. WRIGHT, CLERK
Fayette County Circuit Court
Fayette County, West Virginia

Pub: May 11, 18, 2006


CLASSIFIED & LEGAL


Page 9
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 38-2003-CA-0053
LASALLE BANK, N.A., F/K/A
LASALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED 06/01/2000, SE-
RIES 2000-2
Plaintiff,

vs.

JONATHAN E. JACKS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT II, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned Clerk of the Cir-
Cuit Court of Levy County, Flor-
ida, will on the 5th day of June,
2006, at 11:00 A.M. at the Lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse
in Bronson, Florida on Mondays
offer for sale and sell at public
outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following-de-
scribed property situate in Levy '
County, Florida:

Lot 19, Block N, GLEASON'S.1
TRAILER VILLAGE, according
to the plat thereof as recorded ,
in Plat Book 3, Page 20, of the,.
Public Records of Levy County,
Florida.
Together with a 1989 Fleetwood
Singlewide Mobile Home 80 X 14 ;
Serial No: GAFLK07A17985WF

pursuant to the Final Judgment.,
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indi-,
cated above.

WITNESS my hand and official,
seal of said Court this 3rd day of,
May, 2006.

In accordance with the Ameri-'
cans With Disabilities act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to par-
ticipate ifnthis proceeding should
contact Court Administration at
355 South Court Street, Bron- :
son, Florida, Telephone (352)
486-5100, not later than seven",
(7) days prior to the proceed-
ing. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1/800/955-8771, or Voice (V)
1/800/955-8770 via Florida Re-
lay Service.
Danny J. Shipp
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

By: Gwen McElroy '
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Levy County Journal

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Frank Albert Reder
Butler & Hosch, P.A.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200

Pub: May 11, 18, 2006











Pane 10


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Lenals a Classifieds


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


egals

9`


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 38-2006 CA 000214

GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC
f/k/a CONSECO FINANCIAL
SERVICING CORP.
1400 Turbine Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Plaintiff,

v.

IDA D. MICEK,. if living, but if
deceased, THE UNKNOWN
HEIR, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF
IDA D. MICEK; CAPITOL ONE
BANK; and MIDLAND CREDIT
MANAGEMENT, INC.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

To: IDA D. MICEK, if living,
but if deceased, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, ANE
TRUSTEES OF IDA D. MICEK

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
foreclosure action has beer
filed against you on the following
described property:

Lot 4, Block 7, Glenwooc
Estates, Unit 2, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 5, Page 23, Public
Records of Levy. County
Florida.

TOGETHER WITH that certain
2000 80 x 32 3225 Mobile Home
Serial No. FLHML3B1527.
22123AB

and you are required to file
your written response with the
Court and serve a copy of youi
written defenses, if any, to it or
Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is
2810 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32308, a
least thirty (30) days from the
date of first publication or on oi
before June 16, 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service or
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a defaul
will be entered against yoL
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
Dated this 2nd day of May
2006.


CLERK OF COUR1

By: Gwen McElrol
Deputy Clerk

Pub: May 11, 18, 2006


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Dona Potter d/b/a Bronson Sel
Storage, pursuant to the provi
sions of the Florida Self Storage
Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801 e
sec.) hereby gives notice of sale
under said Act to wit:
On June 3, 2006 at Bronsor
Self Storage, 839 E. Hathaway
Ave., Bronson, FL 32621, Dona
Potter or heragent will conduct
sale at 10:00 A.M. by sealed bids
to the highest bidder. Bids to be
opened at noon with viewing(
from 9:30 A.M. until noon fo
the contents of the bay or bays
rented by the following person
persons:
KATRINA ROSE HAMER
14051 NE 45TH PLACE
WILLISTON, FL 32696

BEATRICE C. CRAIN
10591 NE 109TH CT.
ARCHER, FL 32618

SANDRA TAPIA
12270 NE 108TH TER-
RACE
ARCHER, FL 32618

Consists of household, persona
items or miscellaneous merchan
dise, stored at Bronson Sel
Storage, 839 E. Hathaway Ave.
Bronson, FL 32621. Sale is bein!
held to satisfy a statutory lien.

Dated May 5, 2006

Dona Potter
P.O. Box 1705
Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: (352)486-2121
Sale Date: June 3, 2006
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

James Hubbard d/b/a Jim'
Mini-Storage, pursuant to thi
provisions of the Florida Sel
Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stal
83.801 et sec.) hereby give,
Notice of Sale under said Act t
wit:
On May 27, 2006 at Jim's Mini
Storage, 6851 N.W. 137h St.
Chiefland, FL, James Hubbar
or his agent will conduct a salE


at 10:00 a.m. by sealed bid to
the highest bidder. Bids to be
opened by noon with viewing
from 9:00 a.m. for the contents
of the bay or bays, rented by the
following person/persons:

Sherry Schaffer
545 N.W. 120 St.
Chiefland, FL 32626

Blenda Dickenson
706 Federal Cir.
Dickson, TN 37055

Crystal Frier
P.O. Box 711
Old Town, FL 32680

Consists of household, personal
items or miscellaneous merchan-
dise, stored at Jim's Mini-
Storage, 6851 N.W. 137h St.,
Chiefland, FL. Sale is being held
f to satisfy a statutory lien.

Dated May 4, 2006

SJames Hubbard
SJim's Mini-Storage
6851 NW 1371 St.
Chiefland, FL 32626
Phone: (352) 493-7363
Cell: 352-308-1738
Sale Date: 05/27/06
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
S EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 38-2005-CA-00972
SDANIEL J. DAUBE and
GERALDINE E. DAUBE,
husband and wife,
1 Plaintiffs,
Svs.

DAVID L. DOUGLAS and
CHRISTINA L. DOUGLAS,
husband and wife and
DISCOVERY MARKETING &
DISTRIBUTING, INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE

STO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
r
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That 1, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth
SJudicial Circuit, in and for LEVY
SCounty, Florida, pursuant to the
r Summary Final Judgment in
Foreclosure entered in the above


WITH A 1988 CON
DOUBLEWIDE M
HOME, ID#338153N71'
338153N7117B

and commonly known as
N.W. 55t Avenue, at publ
to the highest and best
for cash, Sales are held
front lobby of the Levy (
Courthouse Court
Bronson, FL, on June 5
at 11 o'clockA.M.

Dated this 5t day (
2006

Clerk of the Circu

By: Gwen N
Depul
Michelle Garcia Gilbert
Kass, Shuler, Solomon,
Spector, Foyle &,Singer, I
P.O. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COt
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR
IN AND FOR LEVY COI
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIl
File Number 38-20

IN RE: The Estate of:

OTIS G.ATKINSON,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT(

The administration o
estate of OTIS G. ATK
deceased, File Number 3E
CP- 000117 is pending
Circuit for Levy County,
Probate Division, the
of which is P.O. Drawi
Bronson, FL 32621. The
and address of the PE
and the Petitioners Attor
set forth below.
All creditors of the deced
other persons having cl
demands against, dec
estate, must file their
with this court WITHII
LATER OF THREE M(
AFTER THE DATE O
FIRST PUBLICATION 0
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS


styled cause, wi!sll e t puD, c THE DATE OF SERVI
sale the following .described A COP"'SiF THI7S 'h
property situate itiLEVY county, -THEM.
Florida, to wit: All other creditors of the d
LOT 38, BLOCK 11, FANNIN ad other persons having
SPRINGS ANNEX, a subdivision or demands nst
as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page estate, must file their
317 of the public records of Levy with this court WITHIN
County, Florida. TOGETHER MONTHS AFTER THE
WITH 1978 FIES Mobile Home, OF THE FIRST PUBLIC
Title Nos. 16743309, 16743310, OF THIS NOTICE.
1. D. Nos. FDGA4AU0115,
FDGA4AX0115. :.I... ..... RA I


Said sale shall be made to the
highest and best bidder for cash
pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment entered in the above
f styled cause and will be held
on the steps of the courthouse
in Bronson, Florida, on the 30h'
t day of May, 2006, commencing
e at the hour or 11:00 a.m.
All interested parties shall be
n governed accordingly by this
y Notice.
a
a Dated this 5m day of May,
s 2006.
e DANNY SHIPP
g Clerk of the Court
r'
/ By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 38-2005-CA-001137
FIRST NATIONAL
ACCEPTANCE COMPANY
Plaintiff,
I vs.

If MIRANDAC. BOAZAND
, CHRISTOPHER S. HORNER
3 AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/
OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in this cause
on May 3, 2006, in the Circuit
Court of Levy County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated in
s Levy County, Florida-described
e as:
If
t. LOT39, LONG POND LANDING
s ADDITION NO. 2 SUBDIVISION
o ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF FILED IN PLATBOOK
i- 7, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC
.RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
d FLORIDA. TOGETHER


MALL CLAIM N I OI O
WILL BE FOREVER BA

Publication of this Notice
on May 11, 2006.
MARGIT MACPHI
P.O. B(
San Mateo, Fl
KEVIN R. MONAHAN, E
601 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 325-8673
Florida Bar #348546
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLOI
PROBATE DI
File Number 2006-
IN RE: ESTATE OF


JEFF HOGAN, JF
JEFFERSON EUI
JR.,


CORD
O1BILE
17A &


s: 8931
lic sale,
bidder,
in the
County
Street,
5, 2006


of May,


it Court

McElroy
ty Clerk


P.A.




URT,
,CUIT,
UNTY,


VISION
106-CP-
000117


Probate Division, the address
of which. is P.O. Drawer 610,
Bronson, FL 32621;

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
Decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.


The date of the first publication
of this Notice is May 11, 2006.

Person Giving Notice:
AUDREY FAYE HOGAN
ORS GALYEAN
2611 Palma Sola Blvd.
f te Bradenton, FL 34209
INSON,
8-206- Attorney for Person Giving
8-2006-
Iin the Notice:
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP,
Florida, PA.
address
addressFlorida Bar No. 178770
er 610, P.O. Box 1129
names
names Chiefland, FL 32644
e ne Telephone: (352) 493-1458
ney are Pub: May 11, 28, 2006

ent and
aims o NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
aims or
*edent's
edets Paul Barcia, d/b/a L&L Storage,
ca pursuant to the provisions of the
N THEQ Florida Self Storage Facility Act
ONTHS (Fla. Stat. 83.801, et sec.), hereby.
F THE gives notice of/sale under said Act,
'F THIS to wit: On May26, at L&L Storage,
AFTER 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Williston,
CE' OF 'Florida, Paul Barcia olr hiiaqgPt
will conduct a sale at 9:10'6.
sealed bids to the highest bidder.
ecedent Bids to be opened by Noon with
g claims viewing from 9:00 AM until Noon
;edent's for the contents of the storage bay
claims or bays rented by the following
THREE person/persons:
DATE
CATION Jerry Dorman
PO Box 735
Bronson, FL 32621
FILED Romana Crews
RRED. 10630 NE 76th St.
Bronson, FL 32621
e began
Vanessa James
ERSON 951 .SE 4th Avenue
ox 1251 Williston; FL 32696
L 32187
SQ. Charles Soderlund, Jr.
401 SE 50th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471

Edna Frazier,
1112 NE First Ave.
Williston, FL 32696
LT FOR
T FOR Cleveen Bamhard
PO Box 16662
VISION La Cruces, NM 88004
-CP-104
r nneite of hrho ueohnlrl noronnal


onV l lli l I I UUO I IUlI, pI o ,I Ill,
or miscellaneous items, stored
R., a/k/a at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E. 200th
DELL HOGAN, Avenue, Williston, Florida. Sale is
being made to satisfy a statutory
Deceased. lien.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that
a Petition For. Administration
has been entered in the Estate
of JEFF HOGAN, JR. a/k/a
JEFFERSON EUDELL HOGAN,
JR., Deceased, File Number
2006-CP-104, by the Circuit
Court for LEVY County, Florida,


Buying

Tax Deeds?
NJeed to calec the title?
&tpemdenced, Sependa&e
Sewice and
Reasonable
Rates!
eaei
efadtete J.. Weidwne
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(352) 486-3753


Dated May 8, 2006

L&L Storage
2990 N.E. 200th Avenue
Williston, Florida 32696
(352) 528-6179
Sale date: May 26, 2006
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006


Levy Land Transactions


4/8//06 4/12/06
Transaction Code: AAA-Agree Additional Advances, AD-Agree Deed, Al-
Assumption of Indebtedness, CD-Correctory Deed, CT-Certificate of Title,
D-Deed, E-Easement, FJDX-Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA-Mortgage
Modify Agreement, NL-Notice of Limitation, PX Probate X, QCD-Quit
Claim Deed, TD-Tax Deed, TBRD-Timber Deed, WD-Warranty Deed

QCD, $10.00, L8(32) RAINBOW LAKES EST SECN
Grantee(s): THOMS CLIFFORD J
Grantor(s): THOMAS CLIFFORD F DECEASED, THOMS ESTHER S
QCD, $10.00, L5 COUNTRY OAKS ESTATES
Grantee(s): WEST MARGARET A TRUSTEE, WEST WILLIAM JR TRUST-
SEE, WILLIAM WEST JR AND MARGARET A WEST LIVING TRUST
Grantor(s): WEST WILLIAM 0 JR
CD, $10.00, L37-38(88) WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES
Grantee(s): STARUK SUSANNE, STARUK KENNETH)
Grantor(s): SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
WD, $15,900.00, L15(55) OAK RIDGE ESTATES
Grantee(s): MARTINEZ MERCEDES, MARTINEZ EDUARDO
Grantor(s): STEIN & GIRALDO INC
M, $10,900.00, L15(55) OAK RIDGE ESTATES
Grantee(s): STEIN & GIRALDO INC
Grantor(s): MARTINEZ MERCEDES, MARTINEZ EDUARDO
WD, $30,000.00, L13-14(184) REPLAT WILLISTON HGH#5
Grantee(s): EARTH ACQUISITIONS INC
Grantor(s): CAMPBELL SUSAN, BROWN MATTHEW), BURKE KATH-
LEEN J, RAUNER MARY E, SCHIMMEL JUDITH BROWN, BROWN
SUSAN
M, $15,000.00, L36 OAK MEADOWS PHASE 1, W/MH
Grantee(s): CAPITAL CITY BANK
Grantor(s): NICHOLSON WANDA J, NICHOLSON FRANK E
WD, $62,000.00, L3(10) RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES SEC N
Grantee(s): RAMNARAIN KHEMWANTI
Grantor(s): BAKSH RAFEEK
M, $51,567.89, L3(10) RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES SECN
Grantee(s): WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Grantor(s): RAMNARAIN KHEMWANTI
MMM, $12,800.00, OR 886/488, L88 FOREST PARK #3 PHASE II
Grantee(s): BANK OF AMERICA NA
Grantor(s): LUKER BOBBY LEE JR, LUKER KAREN A
D, $22,500.00, BDYN1/2 NW 1/4 3-12-17, ETC, PARCEL #03282-053-00
Grantee(s): GILBERT BARBARA, GILBERT BEAU T
Grantor(s): MONEY CHALMOUS DECEASED, MONEY DOROTHY
M, $85,000.00, L21 CEDAR KEY FLYING CLUB SITES
Grantee(s): FIRST FINANCIAL BANK NA
Grantor(s): RAMSEY JANET L, RAMSEY CHARLES R
WD, $14,000.00, L9(40) OAK RIDGE ESTATES
Grantee(s): FLAH BEATRIX
Grantor(s): GERMAIN GILBERT
WD, $16,000.00, BDYNE1/4 SW1/4 9-12-17, PARCEL #03381-031-00
Grantee(s)! FLAH BEATRIX
Grantor(s): GERMAIN GILBERT
WD, $79,000.00, L38 COASTAL OAKS, BDY 34-14-13, ETC
Grantee(s): SU WEN CHUN
Grantor(s): PICKENS KATHLEEN A, PICKENS JOHN EIII
M, $57,60p.00; L38 COASTAL OAKS, BDY 34-14-13, ETC
Grantee(s): INDYMAC BANK FSB
Grantor(s): SU WEN CHUN
WD, $13,000.00, L11(79) WILLISTONHGH#5REPLAT
Grantee(s): SCOT FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, SCOT FINANCIAL SER-
VICES INC TRUSTEE, TRUST LEVY ACRE
Grantor(s): SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, SHRI-
NERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN INC
WD, $125,000.00, LI NORTHWO OD HTS
Grantee(s): JONES PATRICIAA, GARDNER KRISTINEM
Grahtbr(s): VELEZ DAVID A, VELEZ KIMBERLY ANN, GUNN KIMBERLY
ANN
WD, $137,000.00, BDY NE1/4 NE1/4 11-14-18, PARCEL #04554-000-00
SGrantee(s):'GARCIAr GERMAIN-, ^... .- .,. .. ....
SFiGrantor(s): HERRERA JOSE, ALFONSO JORGE-3 IO,9AHH MW~3F. ,0, 0i
M, $123,300.00, BDYNE1/4 NE17411212,18.8"" '" "'" "" ".
Grantee(s): AMERICAS WHOLESALE LENDER, MERS, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC
Grantor(s): GARCIA GERMAIN,. SANTOS Y, SANTOS YAMILA
WD, $20,000.00, L9-10, 25-26(B) ELESTONS ADD TO WILLISTON, ETC
Grantee(s): REYNOLDS LISA S, REYNOLDS MICHAEL L
Grantor(s): HANNA MITZI, HANNA FLOYD T
QCD, $10.00, BDY N1/2 NE1/4 24-14-18, ETC, PARCEL #04598-002-00
Grantee(s): THORNHILL THOMAS
Grantor(s): THORNHILL LESLIE, THORNHILL LESTER
WD, $210,000.00, BDYN1/2 NE1/424-14-18, ETC
Grantee(s): MING REBECCA D, MING DONALD L
Grantor(s): THORNHILL THOMAS
E, $10.00, BDYNW1/4 NE1/412-12-18, ETC
Grantee(s): CLAY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC
Grantor(s): DREW CYNTHIAA, DREW D ANTHONY
WD, $100,000.00, L4(2) CEDARHAVEN ESTATES,W/MH
Grantee(s): FARRELL KATHLEEN B, HOWE DAVID S
Grantor(s): WHITTALL LAURA E, WHITTALL DONALD E
M, $52,500.00, L4(2) CEDARHAVEN ESTATES,W/MH
Grantee(s): AMERIS, TRI COUNTY BANK
Grantor(s): FARRELL KATHLEEN B, HOWE DAVID S
QCD, $10.00, L11(J) CASONS INGLIS ACRES #1, W/MH
Grantee(s): SEFLERS MICHAEL HARRY
Grantor(s): SEFLERIS ZIGMAN
WD, $161,500.00, L27, BDY L28 SUWANNEE RIVER FOREST, BDY
10-12-13, ETC, W/MH
Grantee(s): INNOCENT MICHAEL, WILLIAMS ISAAC
Grantor(s): WOMACK CINDY S, WOMACK JAMES A
M, $68,700.00, L27, BDY L28 SUWANNEE RIVER FOREST, BDY 10-12-
13, ETC, W/MH
Grantee(s): CAPITAL CITY BANK
Grantor(s): INNOCENT MICHAEL, WILLIAMS ISAAC
WD, $10.00, BDYNE1/4 NW1/431-13-19, ETC, PARCEL #05260-002-00
Grantee(s): PAVONE GARY, PAVONE CARMELLA, PAVONE LYNN
Grantor(s): PAVONE LAWRENCE 0 DECEASED, PAVONE CARMELLA
QCD, $10.00, BDY 23-14-18, ETC, PART OF PARCEL #04596-000-00
Grantee(s): JAUSS JOHANNA, JAUSS HYGIN
Grantor(s): BELL CORRIEF JR
E, $10.00, BDY 23-14-18, ETC, PART OF PARCEL #04596-000-00
Grantee(s): BELL CORRIEF JR, B & G FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LLLP
Grantor(s): JAUSS JOHANNA, JAUSS HYGIN
E, $10.00, BDY 23-14-18, PARCEL #04596-000-00
Grantee(s): BELL CORRIEF JR
Grantor(s): B & G FAMILY PARTNERSHIP LLLP, C F BELL ENTERPRISES
INC
E, $10.00, BDY 23-14-18, PART OF PARCEL #04596-000-00
Grantee(s): CAPITAL CITY BANK
Grantor(s): BELL CORRIEF JR
Continued on page 11


NOTICE OF LEVY COUNTY PLANNING

COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING

The Levy County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on TUESDAY, May
23, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse, in the County Commissioner's
meeting room, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The purpose of the public
hearing is for the Planning Commission to make a recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners on the Levy County Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR). Public input is invited and encouraged. The proposed report may be inspected at
the Levy County Planning Department, 380 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. For
more information, please call the Planning Department at (352) 486-5405. Any person
requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the
County Commissioners Administration Office at 352-486-5418. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pub: May 11, 18, 2006


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND THE COURTHOUSE


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


Levy Land Transactions

WD, $9,400.00, UNIT WK 7 UNIT 205 CEDAR COVE PHASE 1 CONDO
Grantee(s): BROWN SHEILA, BROWN DAN
Grantor(s): CEDAR COVE BEACH & YACHT CLUB
M, $8,877.00, UNIT WK 7 UNIT 205 CEDAR COVE PHASE 1 CONDO
Grantee(s): CEDAR COVE BEACH & YACHT CLUB
Grantor(s): BROWN SHEILA,.BROWN DAN
WD, $85,000.00, BDY L13-16(2) WILLISTON HTS, ETC
Grantee(s): JERRELS REBECCA C, JERRELS KELLY M JR
Grantor(s): HOLTON SALLY G, HOLTON EDWARD A
M, $71,484.00, BDY L13-16(2) WILLISTON HTS, ETC
Grantee(s): CAPITAL CITY BANK, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC
Grantor(s): JERRELS REBECCA C, JERRELS KELLY M JR
M, $17,000.00, BDY L13-16(2) WILLISTON HTS, ETC
Grantee(s): LEVY COUNTY
Grantor(s): JERRELS REBECCA C, JERRELS KELLY M JR
WD, $35,000.00, L21(7)B&RSD #5, W/MH
Grantee(s): SHAW MICHELLE L, SHAW DOUGLAS W
Grantor(s): JONES MARTIN G, JONES CLARENCE P, JONES MICHELEN
M, $29,000.00, L21 B & R SD #5, W/MH
Grantee(s): JONES CLARENCE P, JONES MICHELEN
Grantor(s): SHAW MICHELLE L, SHAW DOUGLAS W
SQCD, $10.00, BDY 13-12-17, PARCEL #03403-011-OA
brantee(s): DUFLO MICHELE L
Grantor(s): DUFLO LORRAINE, DUFLO EUGENE
D, $10.00, BDYNEI/4 SE1/4 15-12-17, PARCEL #03408-014-00
Grantee(s): TOLEDO CARMEN INTS DIAZ, DIAZ MARCO, TOLEDO PE-
DRO JOSE DIAZ, TOLEDO SIGILFREDO DIAZ
Grantor(s): DIAZ ALFREDO ESTATE,DIAZ MARCO
QCD, $10.00, BDYNE1/4 SE1/415-12-17, PARCEL #03408-014-00
Grantee(s): TOLEDO PEDRO JOSE DIAZ
Grantor(s): DIAZ ALFREDO ESTATE, DIAZ MARCO
QCD, $10.00, L9 RUBY SD
Grantee(s): UGENTI ANGELO JR
Grantor(s): UGENTI ANGELO
M, $12,385.00, BDY L16(4) JEANNE HEIBNER SD
Grantee(s): DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
Grantor(s): HILLIARD MYLES P
WD, $10.00, BDY W1/4 SE1/41-13-18, ETC, L7 BDY L2-3,6(6), L4 BDY
L5, 8-9(15) HILL CREST #1, PARCEL #04333-000-00
Grantee(s): ROBINSON BEULAH H, ROBINSON GLEN SELVYN, ROBIN-
SON PATRICIA ELLA
Grantor(s): ROBINSON BEULAH H
SM, $938,500.00, BDY 2, 3-17-16, ETC
Grantee(s): REGIONS BANK
Grantor(s): DIAMOND INVESTMENT LLC, DIAMOND OIL LLC
M, $173,525.00, LI SHADY LANE
Grantee(s): DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK
Grantor(s): RAIN ANGELA G, RAIN.WILLIAM H JR
WD, $100.00, BDY SET/4 SW1/418-12-17, ETC, PARCEL #03522-002-00
Grantee(s): PEARSON RACHEL, PEARSON JOHN
Grantor(s): WEEKS TONY B SR
WD, $10,000.00, L9-12, 29-32(39) CEDAR KEY HTS SEC A
Grantee(s): BROWN WILLIAM), MONTGOMERY REGINA L
Grantor(s): PINTO JENNIEE
M, $750,000.00, BDYNW/14 SEI/417-12-17, ETC
Grantee(s): PERKINS STATE BANK
Grantor(s): BRONSON RETAIL PLAZA LLC
M, $100,000.00, L2DEER RUN
Grantee(s): WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA
Grantor(s): KING STEVEN, KING BARBARA E
SWD, $17,000.00, L26(29) WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES
Grantee(s): SUNCOAST INVESTORS REALTY LLC
Grantor(s): MEDINA MARIA DE LOS A SERRA, FRANCO JOSE A RO-
SADO, SERRA MEDINA MARIA DE LOS A
M, $20,000.00, L26(29) WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES
Grantee(s): MAGARO DENNIS W
Grantor(s): SUNCOAST INVESTORS REALTY LLC
WD, $12,000.00, BDY SET/4 NWT/429-11-17, PARCEL #03233-265-OA
Grantee(s): SPURLIN RONDA L, SPURLIN KEITH E
brantor(s): CASTRO GAMEZ MAGDALENO,GAMEZ MAGDALENO.CAS-
TRO, PEDERSEN SHARON Eicq(r" Ol'I- !, '. Ac?.S Cl9t- .:
M, $110,312.00, BDY SE1/4 W1/'429-1-17""" "'"*''"" ^ ... '
Grantee(s): MARKET STREET MORTGAGE CORPORATION, MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC, MERS
Grantor(s): SPURLIN RONDA L, SPURLIN KEITH E
,'WD, $4,250.00, L8(50) WILLISTON HGH#12
Grantee(s): HARRELL RICHARD, HARRELL DONNA, EARL DONNA
Grantor(s): GILREATH JACQUELINE
M, $75,860.22, L8(50) WILLISTON HGH#12
Grantee(s): 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION
Grantor(s): HARRELL DONNA M, HARRELL RICHARD
M, $36,500.00, BDY 32-13-18, ETC
Grantee(s): PERKINS STATE BANK
Grantor(s): STINK DALE L
SM, $76,000.00, L 11(41) UNIVERSITY OAKS, W/MH
Grantee(s): EQUITY ONE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY, EQUITY
ONE INC
Grantor(s): BULSON ANNE, BULSON ROBERT E
M, $89,472.22, L37(C) WAKONDA ESTATES
Grantee(s): HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III
Grantor(s). BATTS BARBARA
M; $50,000.00, L40-41(E) ELLESTONS ADD TO THE CITY OF WILLIS-
TON, W/MH ,
Grantee(s): PERKINS STATE BANK
Grantor(s): HOLVINO DIONNEY .
SWD; $100.00, L3(E) COUNTRY ESTATES
Grantee(s): JONES WILLIAM B JR
Grantor(s): UNGARO JOSEPH W
M, $92,400.00, L1(D) REPLAT OF SUNNY HGH SD, W/MH
Grantee(s): CHASE BANK USA NA
Grantor(s): MATCKIE MICHELLED, MATCKIE ROBERT
QCD, $10.00, L20(105) WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES
Grantee(s): AMJ EQUITY HOLDINGS LLC
Grantor(s): JEROME ANIEL
QCD, $1.00, L9-11(11) OCALA HGH WEST
Grantee(s): LEARY KAREN DOUGLAS, LEARY HENRY J SR, DOUGLAS
LEARY KAREN
Grantor(s): LEARY HENRY J SR
M, $86,300.00, L9-11(11) OCALA HGH WEST
SGrantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC,
QUICKEN LOAN INC, MERS
Grantor(s): DOUGLAS LEARY KAREN E, LEARY HENRY J, LEARY
HENRY J SR, LEARY KAREN E DOUGLAS
WD, $45,100.00, L4(9) B & R SD #2, W/MH
Grantee(s): WITUISKI TAMMY,HEIART ROBERT
Grantor(s): ROTH COLETTE, ROTH PAUL E
'" M, $46,277.45 L4(9) B & R SD #2, W/MH
Grantee(s): ROTH COLETTE, ROTH PAUL E
Grantor(s): HEART ROBERT, WITUISKI TAMMY
WD, $10.00, BDYNE1/4 NW1/4 &NW1/4NE1/420-13-15, ETC, PARCEL
#01881-002-00
Grantee(s): MCROBERTS ALEATHEA' H, MCROBERTS SAMUEL)
Grantor(s): MCROBERTS SAMUEL J
WD, $220,000.00, L1 (F) CEDAR KEY SHORES #1
Grantee(s): SMITH LISA D, SMITH MICHAEL W
Grantor(s): LANDRY ROGER R .
M, $176,000.00, L 1(F) CEDAR KEY SHORES #1
Grantee(s): TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP, MERS,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC
Grantor(s): SMITH LISA Di SMITH MICHAEL W
WD, $45,500.00, L87-88 UNIVERSITY ESTATES, BDY 10-12-17
Grantee(s): B & W INVESTMENT INC
Grantor(s): GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP, GREEN TREE
SERVICING, LLC


WD, $6,000.00, L6(30) REPLAT OF WILLISTON HGH #5
Grantee(s): ISLAND RIVER REALTY LLC
Grantor(s): OLINGER PATRICIAA
WD, $10.00, BDY 29-14-14, PARCEL 901321-001-OA
Grantee(s): SMITH TERESA M, SMITH BRIAN D
Grantor(s): SMITH ANDREA D, SMITH WOODROW H
WD, $100.00, L11(29) OLD CHIEFLAND
Grantee(s): WOODJB, HALL BESSIE L
Grantor(s): GILL GLADYS DECEASED, HALL BESSIE L
M, $45,000.00, BDYNW1/4 NW1/46-11-15, ETC
Grantee(s): ARRINGTON JOYCE D, ARRINGTON BRUCE S
Grantor(s): ANDERSEN LINDAA,PEDERSEN TIMOTHY W
WD, $10.00, L7(11) FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, W/MH
Grantee(s): RIZER MINNIE F, RIZER DAVID H
Grantor(s): SUWANNEE VALLEY HOMES INC


M, $40,000.00, L7(11) FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, W/MH
Grantee(s): AMERIS, TRI COUNTY BANK
Grantor(s): RIZER MINNIE F, RIZER DAVID H
WD, $40,000.00, L1 WINDY VALLEY
Grantee(s): BUDDY BOYS INVESTMENTS INC
Grantor(s): WARREN MARGIE A, WARREN CHARLES B
CD, $10.00, L78 HIDEAWAY 93
Grantee(s): BUSCHATZ DANIEL PAUL TRUSTEE, BUSCHATZ LAUREL
RAE TRUSTEE
Grantor(s): BREHM G.ERALD D, BREHM MARY E
M, $28,000.00, L5(36) WILLISTONHGH#14, W/MH
Grantee(s): PERKINS STATE BANK
Grantor(s): MUNDEN AMANDA
M, $10,000.00, L118(C) WHITTEDS ESTATES
Grantee(s): PERKINS STATE BANK
Grantor(s): RAINWATER CONSTANCEJ, RAINWATER DONALD E
M, $147,816.63, L14 LEVY LAKE SD
Grantee(s): WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA INC
Grantor(s): MUTTER DALE, SPICER JESSICAANN, MUTTER JESSICA
WD, $1,000.00, L22-24(HI) JEMLANDS, BDY 29-12-14
Grantee(s): N R L L EAST LLC
Grantor(s): HACKATHORN JUDITH
WD, $33,000.00, L 17(5) RAINBOW LAKES EST SEC N
Grantee(s): IRWIN:DORETTA H, IRWIN WILLIAM DELL
Grantor(s): MOESTA LINDA J.
M, $250,000.00, BDY W1/4 W1/4 36-12-14, ETC
Grantee(s):,BANK OF AMERICA NA
Grantdr(s): PITTS VICKYJ, PITTS FRANK T
M, $70,000.00, L74-81WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER PARK EST, ETC
Grantee(s): COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS INC, MERS, MORTGAGE


Couples apply for


marriage licenses

Willaim Vernon Myers, Jr., 10/11/50 of Bronson, and Kim
Ruth Simmonds (Nickum), 9/26/52, of Margate.
Lint Williams Jerrels, II, 3/26/84, and Sabrena Kathryn Ta-
foya, 8/13/83, both of Williston.
Eric Albert Steigerwald, 9/28/53 of St. Pete, and Sherry
Lee Rock (Fortier), 2/21/55, of Williston
Daniel Slade Williams, 9/30/78, of Archer and Starla Dawn
Casciola (McKnight), 8/6/83, of Gainesville.
Bradley Scott Smith, 7/9/78, and Aimee Elizabeth Con-
quest, 1/18/83, both of Archer.
Danny Lee Rafferty, 2/16/47, and Denise Lynn Flevry,
3/17/56, both of Trenton.
Matthew Robert Falls, 6/27/82, and Amanda Lynette John-
son, 9/14/82, both of Archer.
Paul Gerald Yatsko, 2/3/71, and Anganinnie Zink, 10/4/70,
both of Chiefland.
German Daniel Muroz Martinez, 2/5/79, and Lishia Cyvon-
nia Davis, 7/19/80, both of Chiefland.


ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC
Grantor(s): TEEVENS BESS, TEEVENS JOHNE
M, $28,500.00, L11(25) OCALA HGH WEST, W/MH
Grantee(s): BESHERE PATRICK M TRUSTEE, BESHERE PATRICK M
Grantor(s): CROSS TERESAANN, CROSS JAMIEH
WD, $10.00, LOTAM16-AM17(A,G) GLEASONS TRAILER VILLAGE,
BDY 18-11-16, W/MH
Grantee(s): SIMON RHONDA J, CARROLL THELMA EILEEN
Grantor(s): CARROLL JOHN R DECEASED, CARROLL THELMA EILEEN
D, $10.00, BDY 27, 28-12-14, PARCEL #01080-000-00, 01089-000-00,
ETC
Grantee(s): MCELROY SHERRY, NEIL CALLA, NEIL RYAN
Grantor(s): MCELROY SHERRY, NEIL BARBARAANN ESTATE
WD, $110,000.00, BDY SE1/4 NE1/43-12-17, WIMH, PARCEL #03278-
031-OC
Grantee(s): RANDOLPH SHERYL D, RANDOLPH ROY C
Grantor(s): BONDY JOHN S, BONDY JOHN KEVIN, BONDY MARIEANN
M, $88,000.00, BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 3-12-17, W/MH
Grantee(s): NBANK NA, MERS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INC
Grantor(s): RANDOLPH ROY C, RANDOLPH SHERYL D
M, $50,000.00, L2 CRESTVIEW, BDY 31-11-1.5
Grantee(s): PRIME HOME MORTGAGE INC
Grantor(s): MOYER CYNTHIA K
'WD, $31,000.00, L196-199 BRONSON HGH
Grantee(s): MARSHALL DENNISJ
Grantor(s): GREENSPAN PERRY H
M, $20,000.00, L196-199 BRONSON HGH, ETC
Grantee(s): OMAN EARL K TRUSTEE
Grantor(s): MARSHALL DENNIS J


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Around Levy County


THURSDAY, May 11, 2006


Page 13


Fish, fellowship and a respect for law mark W.O. Beauchamp Jr. Law Day


By JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
It started in the 1970s, said Levy County Judge Joseph E.
Smith as he began telling about the history of Law Day in
Levy and Gilchrist counties.
Smith co-sponsored the May 5 event this year, along with
Levy County Sheriff J6hnny Smith, Gilchrist County Judge
Edward Philman, Gilchrist County Sheriff David Turner,
Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone and Eighth
Judicial Circuit Public Defender Rick Parker.
There are 20 judicial circuits for Florida's 67 counties.
The Eighth Judicial Circuit is comprised of Levy, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Baker, Bradford and Union counties. Dixie County,
normally linked with Levy and Gilchrist via its tri-county
connection, is part of the Third Judicial Circuit. That circuit is
made up of Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee, and Taylor counties.
Judge Smith said a tradition started in the 1970s, where
people involved with the law enforcement community within
Levy and Gilchrist counties would get together and go fish-
ing at night on the Suwan-
nee River. They would en-
joy fellowship on the river,
catch some fish, clean the
I fish, cook them and eat
them.
S"We had some good ol'
fashioned Levy County
fun," Judge Smith said.
There were 12 men who
H kept the tradition going.
Then, the late W.O. Beau-
champ Jr., who was a Levy
County judge and then was
a circuit court judge, insti-
tuted the observance of celebrating "Law Day." After Judge
Beauchamp passed away, this event became named in memo-
ry of him, Judge Smith said.
This free society continues to exist as these great United
States today, Judge Smith said, because men and women in
law enforcement put their lives on the line to preserve civi-
lization, democracy, the rule of law, due process and equal
protection of the law for all people.
This deep-fried mullet luncheon is held each year to say
"Thank You" to members of the local law enforcement com-
munity, and to give them a break from their day to day jobs,
he said.
As Judge Smith, a graduate of Florida State University, in-
troduced Public Defender Parker; he commented in a humor-
ous manner about Parker's Gator clothing.,
State Attorney Cervone, who was introduced next, quickly
found a Gator cap to indicate his college preference. The state
attorney then passed that to Gilchrist County Judge Philman,
who is also a University of Florida alumnus. Judge Smith then
conceded that he is outnumbered, but that he did have the
floor for the moment.
Beyond the six elected officials who hosted and sponsored
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the shindig, the judge recognized other past and present lead-
ing law enforcement officers and statesmen from Levy and
Gilchrist counties at the event. He noted his appreciation to
the Beauchamp family for allowing the festivities to be held
on their property next to the river.
Judge Smith thanked the cooking crew, which was com-
prised of Cedar Key Police Chief Bubba Castell, Levy Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Sheffield, LCSO Capt. Gary
Sache, LCSO Sgt. Todd Home (who was given the title of
"ramrod" of the cooking crew by the judge), LCSO Sgt. Scott
Tummond, LCSO Deputy Herman Allen and retiree Frank
MoCoy.
Judge Smith, Judge Philman, Sheriff Smith and Sheriff
Turner served the meals. State Attorney Cervone and Public
Defender Parker helped sponsor and host the event, but were
not tagged for serving duty.


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Journal photos by
Jeff M. Hardison


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GILCHRIST COUNTY Sheriff David Turner (left),
Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone
and Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith pause for a
moment before the meal was served at the Sixth An-
nual W.O. Beauchamp Jr. Law Day.


MANY LAW enforcement officers from several agencies attended the Sixth Annual W.O. Beauchamp Jr.
Law Day on May 5. Here are members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who
were there. They are Maj. Bruce Hamlin, Capt. John Burton, Lt. Roy Williams, Lt. Jay Russel, Lt. David
Ferguson, and officers Darby Butler, Travis Cooper, Dorvan Daniel, Gary Jones, Jeff Swan and James
Umhoefer.


LCSO CAPT. Mike Sheffield stirs grits for the Law
Day meal on May 5.
I


LCSO CAPT. Gary Sache and LCSO Sgt. Scott Tummond fry mullet.


MOST OF the participants paused before the meal was served.










Page 14


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Around Lev Countv


.THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


With nearly four decades under



his belt, Dan Faircloth retires


Students of the Month


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Cedar Key School Principal Daniel Faircloth Jr. ends a
37.5-year career as an educator with 36 of those years in Levy
County.
The 59-year-old father of two has seen education as a
teacher and as an administrator. Faircloth's legacy will be
the impact on the world, resulting from his genuine love for
students. His tolerance, flexibility and his faith in God have
served this man in his roles in education. As an administrator,
he lets the teachers teach. There is no micromanagement
under Faircloth's leadership.
The success of former students in
their vocations and academic careers
after secondary school is rewarding to
him.
Faircloth graduated from the
University of Florida in 1969 with a
major in agriculture and economics,
and a minor in education. He worked
in Fort White as a fourth grade teacher
in a K-12 school, just like at CKS, and
so he has gone full circle.
He married his wife Christine and
they have been married for 37 years.
The following year he and his wife
relocated to Flagler County where he
taught agriculture. At the end of that
year, he was drafted. He resigned from
his teaching position to return to Levy
County while he entered the military,
enlisting in the Army National Guard. DAN FAIRC
He was married and jobless, but then the
government didn't call him to active duty. So, he worked for
his late father Daniel Faircloth Sr. The man applied to be a
science teacher at Chiefland High School but instead, was
hired as a guidance counselor and worked in that post for
a year before being called to service in the Army National
Guard.
After his tour of duty, Faircloth returned to CHS as an
agriculture teacher until 1981. He had already earned his
master's degree in Education Leadership. He took a one-
year leave to earn a master's degree in religious education at
Southwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
After seminary, he returned to CHS to be an Ag. teacher
again, and did so for one or two years, he said. Faircloth
sought the opportunity to become the CHS Dean of Students.
He was appointed and served in that capacity for five years.
When Chiefland Middle School opened, he became its
assistant principal with Principal Mary Wells and was there
for eight years.
Then, a little more than nine years ago, Faircloth was at
a Levy County District meeting when Superintendent of
Schools Paul D. Johnson said, -'l need you to go to Cedar.'


Key."
"I thought he meant that he needed me to go to Cedar
Key for him," Faircloth said. "I asked when and he said, 'In
July.'"
It was then that Faircloth knew he was to be the principal at
CKS, where he has been for nine years.
Some of his fondest memories as a teacher and administrator
come as a parent, too. Watching Dana Marie (Faircloth) Sumner
and Adam Daniel Faircloth learn and grow into young adults
and graduate from CHS, are some of his most pleasurable
memories as their father. As far as his most pleasant memories
as a teacher, they came from times when
he saw a student who was not successful,
for whatever reason, become successful
through the Future Farmers of America
Sor in ag classes, and to see them really
turn around and go on to college or into
a vocation.
As an administrator, Faircloth said he
found reward in seeing the teachers and
staff, especially at CKS, come together
l and work as a community in the school
to facilitate learning for all children. He
S .loves seeing the teachers' spirit and the
children's success.
What does he see for the future?
Everything will change, as it does.
He recommends parents become more
involved with their children to help them
,. .. succeed in school and in life. Educators
should look at the whole child, he said,
TH so that .they can take them from where they are to
where they need to be. As for administrators, he says
they must facilitate and support their teachers.

What about FCAT?
"I am not opposed to standards," he said, "and I am not
opposed to accountability. But when the FCAT forces all
students to be measured through one assessment, it does more
harm than good. The FCAT does help us focus on individual
pieces of students' learning. That is not bad. All we can do
though is provide an opportunity. It is up to the child to have
the desire and exercise his or her ability as best as they can
to learn."
And so, Mr. Faircloth ends 37.5 years as an educator.
Once he is retired, the gentleman plans to take the first year
to focus on what his future might hold. He wants to "Rewire,
Rather Than Retire!" he said as he mentioned that his daughter
gave him a book with that title. Now he can set aside time for
his wife and family. There are some farming things he wants
to update as well, he said. Also, he plans to become more
involved with his church, First Baptist of Chiefland. He also
wants to become active in other service organizations. His
visits to see his hildi-rfi'~i l[e a priority, he said.


Students named to Bronson Honor Roll

Top readers noted


Bronson Middle-High
School names the following
students to the honor roll:
6th grade All A's: Chris-
tina Cook, Stephanie Cooper,
Trish Hogg, Amber Hum-
phreys, Timothy King, Bil-
lie Neley and Sarah Trimm.
A-B: Lily Blackburn, Dan-
iel Branson, Yasmine Cam-
pagne, Donimique Honeycutt,
Benjamin Landon, Kristen
McCoy, Ruben Perez, and
Brooke Steeves.
7" grade All A's: Natalie
Miaoulis and Katelyn Nor-
ris. A-B: Alex Bauder, Alan
Blair, Lizandra Cintron-
McKnight, Katherine Dykes,
Tiffany Dykes, Nikki Feagle,
Petra Garcia, Caleb Hulbert,
Miranda Lee, Cassandra
Leonard, Kneisha Means,
Elija Merkel, Kristine Pat-
terson, Ashley Scheunemann
and Brittany Smith.
8th grade All A's: Kelby
Barber, Sara Shouse and Re-
becca Warren. A-B: Rachel
Brannan, Ticia Catlett, Mary
Conquest, Thomas Cook,
Codey Devine, Kimberly
Hill, Chris Hulon, Eryn Lake,
Ashley Patterson, Raymond
Powers, Brittany Shipp and
Michael Sinclair.
9th grade All A's: Patrick
Bedford, Kimberly Baun, El-
vera Dourdis, Derek Hauser,
Sarah Parkin and Christine
Schroeder. A-B: Richard Ai-
nsworth, Brittney Brown,
Dakota Dowling, Samantha
Granze. 9th grade All A's: Vir-
gil Greenlee, Brittany Griffin,
Mersedes McClaine, Kayla
Nordstrom, Michael Reza,
Markus White, Jacob Wil-
liams and Kyle Wilson.
10th grade All A's: Angela
Massa, Veronica Monroy,
Kristel Phelps, Janarelys Ro-
sario, Crystal Sousa, Jessica


Southard, Chelsea Thomas.
A-B: Jessica Blankenship,
Tiffany Bryant, Ashley Dors-
ey, Terica Dukes, William
Harris, Jessica Hopp, Heath-
er Howell, Stephanie Hud-
dleston, Nikki Lever, Jeremy
Mayes, Brittany McLaugh-
lin, Lueville Mercer, Whit-
ney Nordstrom, Tomeka Pat-
terson, Varlorie Patterson,
Tawny Reedy, Mark Smith,
Jimmy Torrey, Nicole Van
Kampen.
11th grade All A's: Goldie
Gollihue, Robert Inmar, Alex
Kaye, Corrilene Keeton, Pat-
rick Kelly, Shannon Panet-
ta, Emma Powers, Melissa
Washington. A-B: Derek
Blanchard, Amanda Bruce,
Robert Collins, Megan Hen-
dricks, Kathryn Richard-
son, Jessie Robinson, Chris
Rydecki, Samantha Skaggs,
Anthony Spadavecchia, Alis-


sa West and Brittany Wilson.
12th grade All A's: 'Gary
Colon, Daniel Crivaro, Kayla
Hicks, Lauren Irizarry, Re-
becca Johnson, Laci Mc-
Ginty, Gina Moldovan, Kaite
Powers, Ian Primer, Desiree
Pybur, Emily Rutte, Weidus
Shouse, Jamie Spivey. A-B:
Tony Costa, David Crouch,
Ruby Dee, Alan Hawley,
Vince Nazworth, Ashley Par-
amore, Vince Perez, Lauren
Stull and Greg West.
The top readers for the
month of February are: Mid-
dle School -Tiffany Conover,
High School--Patrick Kelly.
The top readers for the
month ofNovember are: Mid-
dle School Rebecca Brown,
High School, Judy Gazdun.
Students of the month for
3rd nine weeks are:
January, 6th grade, Ti-
sha Hogg, 7" grade, Katie


Wheeler, 8th grade, Christo-
pher Dykes, 9"t grade, Jona-
thon Olivarria, 10" grade,
Steve Wimberly, 11th grade
Goldie Gollihue, 12th grade,
Senaca'Cook.
February, 6" grade, Amber
Humphrey, 7h grade Jona-
thori, Weins, 8"t grade, Nancy
Alfonso, 9th grade, Brittany
Brown, 10" grade, Norman
Strickland, 11t' grade, Ash-
ley Mosley, 12th grade Jamie
Spivey.
Most improved students
for the 3rd nine weeks are
January: Valerie Hogg, Ciera
Elton, Jonathon Weins, Sa-
mantha Blake, Josh Smith,
Nick Napier, Dakota Coon,
Ty McClain and Willis Bruce.
February: Brody Dean, Kyle
Bradley, Dominique Honeyc-
utt, Amanda Dailey, Rosa Or-
tiz, Michele Larson, Angela
Freeman, Tervor Bartsow,
Brittany Vreeland and Wil-


Praying For Our Leaders


Journal photo by Jeff M. Hardison

A LARGE number of people, including 30 from Creekside Christian School,
form a prayer circle around the flagpole at Chiefland City Hall during the
National Day of Prayer on May 4. Earlier in the day, First Baptist Church of
Chiefland had a breakfast and a Prayer Day event.


Journal photo by Jeff M. Hardison
CHIEFLAND CITY Commissioner Alice
Monyei stands with Eliza Renaud of Chiefland
Elementary School, Garth Frier of Chiefland
Middle School and Andrea O'Fill of Chiefland
High School, who are the April Students of the
Month. Each student received a plaque from the
city and a $50 gift certificate from Wal-Mart.


City approves $38,900

impact fee study


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
After debating whether or
not to accept a bid on a study
to determine impact fees, the
Chiefland City Commission
voted 5-0 on May 8 to move
ahead.
On a motion by Commis-
sioner Rollin Hudson, sec-
onded by Commissioner Al-
ice Monyei, the commission
chose to spend money from
the contingency budget for
an impact fee study related
to recreation, transportation,
police and fire services. The
bid from Government Ser-
vices .Group beat two other
contenders. A free impact
fee study on water and sewer
services through the Florida
Rural Water Association was
also approved.
Although many cities have
impact fees, case law and now
Florida statutes require each
local government to conduct
its own studies to determine
those numbers, Chiefland
City Attorney Norm Fugate
said. Fugate is also the city
attorney for Williston and In-
glis, and he told the Chiefland
Commission that this issue
had recently been mentioned
in Williston.
SCommissioner Betty Walk-
er led the campaign to do the
study now. She pointed out
that the price is bound to go
up in the future. Commission-
er Teal Pomeroy mentioned
that the city can enjoy income
from impact fees more quick-
ly if the study, is completed
more quickly. Building and
Zoning Department Director
Bill Hammond mentioned
there is a preliminary plat for
300 homes in Chiefland right
now, as an example of how
pending growth can help pay
for infrastructure through im-
pact fees.
The initial recommenda-
tion from City Manager Rod-
ney Russ was to only conduct
the .transportation impact fee
study this year, at a cost of
$17,900. After some intense
discussion about the imme-
diate need for the study, the
council moved forward with
approving the whole study.
There is some $9,000 avail-
able from other departments


Shakin 'em
BY JOHN ESTEVES
CORRESPONDENT


surrendering from their bud-
gets in the current fiscal year,,
but the entire $38,937.50 may
come from the contingency
budget. Impact fees will be
established in the coming
months after the study, which
will begin within 90 days and
may take four to six months,
according to preliminary dis-
cussion at the meeting Mon-
day.
In other news from the
meeting:
Robert Berger, Gary Lee
and Leon Eligon voluntarily
annexed land into the city to
help reduce the bother of the
city forcing them to do so.
The three men intend to build
townhouses on a strip of land
near Strickland Park, running
along the Nature Coast State
Trail.
A sinkhole that the city
has been troubled with lately
will be looked at more care-
fully to determine if it may
not be better to keep the land
as a thoroughfare rather than
deeding the property to adja-
cent property-holders.
SPolice Chief Robert
Douglas received unani-
mous approval to accept a
free $50,111 grant from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement to be part of the
multijurisdictional drug task
force. This is the fifth of five
years of payments from the
FDLE to the city police de-
partment.
The city will add a hedge
next to the privacy fence at
the Tommy Usher Center
near its parking lot, because
the fence has some gaps that
allow people to look through.
The only caveat for this deal,
however, is if private patrons
fund the project.
As an information matter
alone, it was announced that
Mayor Teresa Barron's and
Commissioner Teal Pome-
roy's seats are up for elec-
tion. Qualifying week is June
12 through June 16 from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the fee
is $448. The election will be
Aug. 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
in Chiefland City Hall, 214 E.
Park Ave. If a run-off election
is needed, it will be Aug. 15
at the same time of day and in
the same place.


up in Inglis


We all know at Crooked Cooter RV Park Uncle Hambone
is a real genius. He is our local oak tree mechanic, keeping
everything running one way or another.
He told me how he had bought one of those
new fangled shake-um-up flashlights at the
Flea Market. After studying it, he used the
same principle by combining bits of this and
that and parts scrounged from here and there
and with some good old country boy can do,
he converted his 1972 Ford Pick-up to this
alternate energy source. It sure worked fine, but
still had a few.draw backs. But now he does not TALKING
have to pay outrageous gasoline prices. He says IOHN
he has even gotten used to getting out of the
truck every three miles or so to shake it up.
Talking John Esteves resides in Inglis where he is an
avid Native American folklorist.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006 Page 15


CSI: Bronson


Journal photos by Miriam Blitch


INVESTIGATIONS OFFICER Derek Schmidt I
explained to students in Ms. Egan and Ms.
Heath's fifth grade at Bronson Elementary about
processing the crime scene. The crime scene OFFICER DEREK SCHMIDT shows the students the tools used while investigating a crime scene and the
has to be secure to ensure no evidence goes purpose of each.
missing that may help solve the crime. -,


DEPUTY DONNA ROE explains to students how they can become involved with the Youth Crime OFFICER DEREK SCHMIDT explains about the
Watch in Bronson. Students must have a good disciplinary record, good behavior and must write danger involved in crime scene investigation. Often,
an essay on why they want to protect their school. protective gear must be worn.


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Mike Penn of the Florida
Department ofAgriculture and
Consumer Services, Division
of Forestry, presented a check
for $38,413.17 to the Levy
County School Board at its
May 2 meeting.
This money is the school
board's portion from revenue
gained by selling timber.
In another bit of happy
news presented that evening,
Superintendent Clifton
Norris said he was pleased
to see Florida Commissioner
of Education John L. Winn
sending a statewide note of
congratulations that included
recognition for Levy County.
Of the 67 counties, Levy
placed second in the greatest
one-year increases in the
percent of third graders for
mathematics proficiency.
Levy County's third graders
showed a 14.81 percent,
increasing to 71 percent from
56 percent of the number of
students who demonstrated
math skills that were at or
above their grade level.
Roofing projects bids
sought
Assistant Superintendent
for Administration and
Support Services Jeff Davis
received unanimous approval
to seek bids on seven school
roofing projects' that are


currently projected to cost a
total of $147,000.
The highest to lowest
priority, and the estimated
costs for these bids to be
sought follows: 1.) Williston
High School, building 1,
rooms 28 through 31 --
$39,000; Chiefland Middle
School, rooms 9 through
11 -- $50,000; Williston
High School, building 2
-- $33,000; Cedar Key
School, building 10 (media
center) -- $30,000; Bronson
Elementary School, original
cafeteria roof (from 1987) -
- $8,500; Cedar Key School,


building two (elementary
*wing) -- $15,000; Bronson
Elementary School, covered
walkways -- $10,000.
The school board's regular
meeting would be on July
4. That has been changed to
July 6, and it will be a day
meeting at 9:30 a.m., rather
than a night meeting.

Show them the money
No service to students will
be affected, but the school
board wants its money. This
is the proverbial bottom line
after a presentation regarding
Child Care Resources, of 605


MIKE PENN of the Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry,
presents a check to the Levy County School Board,
represented by Superintendent of Schools Clifton
Norris and School Board Chair Beth Davis.


N.W. 53rd Ave., Gainesville.
The company has worked
with the school board for 10
years, Bob Clemmons told the
members, but CCR may be
having financial problems.
It paid about $50,000 that
was owed but there is an
outstanding debt of slightly
more than $34,000 remaining,
Clemmons said. CCR is the
contracting agent for Head
Start. It leases three modules
at the One Stop Center.
A company known as CDI
has taken over as the interim
provider after CCR gave up
its title. Despite the gloomy
potential; Clemmons has
faith that CCR will pay off its
debt. In the meantime, CDI
is taking control, according
to information released at
the most recent school board
meeting.
Superintendent Norris said
the district cannot afford to
lose $34,000. School board
member Frank Etheridge
agreed with Norris on an
initial thought to give CCR a
specific date to be out of the
units it rents from the county.
Instead, it seems the first
salvo from the board will be
a letter reminding CCR of the
specific funds owed.
That letter will be copied
to CDI and to the government
agencies that are funding the
provider of child care.


Chiefland sets workshop
The Chiefland City Commission will hold a workshop
immediately following the May 22 city commission.
meeting to develop forms to evaluate the police chief, fire
chief and city manager. The workshop will be held at city
hall, 214 East Park Avenue.


The Chalk Garden

to debut in Chiefland
Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming
production of "The Chalk Garden", a drama in two acts
based on the play by Enid Bagnold. The play is a haunting
exploration of family conflicts that come to a head when an
inexperienced governess with a mysterious past is hired to
take charge of the unruly teenager torn between mother and
grandmother.
Performances, directed
by Andrew Kelly, will be
held at the Chief Theatre,
25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland,
May 26-28, June 1-4, and
9-11 beginning at 8 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday
nights, Sunday matinees at ; ,/
2:30 p.m. A special Seniors f ,
(over 55) and Students
night will be Thursday '
night at 8 p.m., June 1 at $1
off the regular ticket price. Regular tickets are $6 for adults
and $4 for students and children over five years of age. All
children five and under are admitted free (but, depending on
available seating, may have to sit in a lap).
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Suwannee Valley
Internet & Computers (SVIC) on Main Street, in Chiefland,
or from cast members, or at the box office 30 minutes before
performance times.
For more information, visit the website at www.svplayers.
com. If you have any questions, contact the theatre via email
at SVPLayers@aol.com or phone 352-493-ARTS.


For the best in school news, read the Levy County Journal.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006


Williston book sale season ends again


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
Each September to May,
.the Friends of the Williston
Library (FWL) hold a
monthly book sale each first
Saturday.
May 6 marked the end of
another successful season.
The FWL celebrated its 10th
anniversary with festivities
at Brad Owens' house during
the previous weekend.
FWLTreasurerRuthParker,
Secretary Mary McDaniel
and member Jeannie Griffith
were among the booksellers
last Saturday. The group nets
about $400 a month, Parker
said. All of this money goes
to help the library, she said,
except for a little bit the
group pays strong men to
move heavy boxes of books,
and the like. The FWL is led
by President Peter Zettler
and Vice President Rodney
Galloway.
Some free programs at
the library are funded by the
FWL, Parker said.
Under the auspices of
the FWL, Editor Drollene
Brown is creating a book
titled "Williston: Crossroads
of Florida." It will be about
Williston's history and
the history of surrounding
communities like Morriston,
Montbrook, Romeo,
Wacahoota and Raleigh.
Parker is helping with photo
restoration and scanning.
The FWL expects to have the
book available to be given
as Christmas gifts this year,
Brown said.
A local author was selling
and signing her books at the
sale. Carolyn Cohens, the
author of "Black America
Series Levy County Florida,"


was in front of Williston City
Hall where books were being
sold indoors.
Cohens, a member of the
Williston High School Class
of 1966, lives in Chiefland.
Interestingly, the same day
the Williston Women's Club
was holding its 26th Annual
Arts and Crafts Show and
Sale, Cohens was making
money in her position as an
author.
She decided when she was
13 years old more than 40
years ago that she would be
an artist. Back then, Cohens
said, a w6man named Mrs.
Whitehurst of The Art League
encouraged her to pursue her
dream. Cohens worked hard
and painted every day after
that, she said, until six months
later she had her first show.

"I always wanted to tell
her 'Thank you' for her
encouragement," Cohens
said.
This author also illustrated
her own book for children.
That book is titled "Out of the
Past, A Noble Leader."


PEOPLE LOOK at books for sale in Williston City
Hall, top, at the last book sale of the season on May
6. The Friends of the Williston Library conduct the
sales to help the local public library. Friends of the
Williston Library Treasurer Ruth Parker, bottom
right, sells books during the final monthly book sale
for the season.


Woman doesn't want


garbage collected yet

BY JEFF N. HARDISON
S'TAFP WRITER
Mary Golding is building a couple of houses in
Chiefland and she is unhappy about being charged for
garbage pickup.
If there was garbage to pick up from the structures,
Golding said at the May 8 Chiefland City Commission
meeting, then she would have no problem paying for
the service. But all she wants is the water service for
construction purposes. City Manager Rodney Russ said the
bill is a general utility bill, but Golding said she has built
buildings in the city before and not had the Waste Pro fee
added because she does not use it during construction.
Building and Planning Director Bill Hammond said there
are two different ways to turn on water. One is construction
water and the other is to get the meter set. When the meter
is set, Hammond said he thinks it automatically causes
garbage service to be available.
Golding did have the meters set in place, but there has
been no certificate of occupancy issued for the buildings
yet. When a staff member at Chiefland City Hall offered
to resolve the issue by giving Golding a garbage can, she
said that was not the problem. In the end, Russ said he
Should look at this issue to find a method to resolve. it.
Golding said she wants big developers to have to pay
garbage fees for every structure they are building if she
has to pay for the service that she is not ready to use.
Another Mary approached the city with an issue May..
8.
Mary Ann Griner said, she wants a light behind the
Pepperidge Apartments. It is very dark back there, she
said, and someone has made a hole in the fence to travel
through there. Mayor Teresa Barron said the city requires
the mayor, the city manager and the police chief to sign a.
paper saying a street light is needed in order to add one.
Barron said she and Russ and Police Chief Robert Douglas
will look at the area during the night to see if a street light
is needed.
City Commissioner Betty Walker said she thinks the
city should contact the owner of the apartments, too,
because the owner has a certain level of responsibility for
the safety of residents in the apartments.
SIn a matter related to public safety, the commission
accepted a budget amendment to its law enforcement .
budget by adding $1,233.27 from profit gained via the,
forfeiture procedure. In another matter, a previously
scheduled city charter. officer performance -evaluation&
workshop was cancelled and moved to occur at the end of.
the May 22 regular city commission meeting.


Despite pleas, property reclassified


THE 26TH ANNUAL .
Williston Woman's Club ;;.; '
Art Sale and Show top) __
got off to a damp start ."
Saturday morning,
but the May 6 event
attracted people despite
the sprinkles, as shown
by these art lovers with
umbrellas. Richard Lasky
of Citrus County mans
his tent at the recent art
sale in Williston. Not only
were quaint crafts like
these for sale, but there
were juried art pieces
there, too.
Journal photos by
Jeff M. Hardison


Free Pap exam available

The Levy County Health Department is hosting free pap
and clinical breast exams on Tuesday, May 16 and 23 in
observance of Women's Health Week.
The Pap and Clinical Self Breast exams will be performed
by Nurse Practitioner Carol Lavin at the Health Department
in Bronson located at 66 West Main Street.
Please call (352) 486-5300 to make your appointment.

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Best Prices,
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352- 986-0063
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9-4 Sat.
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BY CAROLYN RISNER
MANAGING EDITOR
Perseverance paid off for a
Williston man who wanted to
do something with his prop-
erty besides letting it sit for
aesthetic purposes.
Michael Thompson peti-
tioned the Levy County Plan-
ning Commission for a Small
Scale Amendment to change
his 3.5 acres fromLow Den-
sity Residential to Commer-
cial. At a meeting earlier this
year, Thompson asked for
the land use to be changed to
industrial. That request was
denied.
Last week he returned with
the new application and his
neighbors turned out to op-
pose the change.
The 3.5 acres sits near the
railroad within the Williston
Municipal Service District.
Thompson had purchased the
property with the intent of
operating a welding-shop on
site but discovered the land
use didn't allow it.
"I want to be legal," he told
the planning commission.
"Right now, I'm not."
He assured them he would
clean and beautify the area
and have a buffer between
him and the neighbors.
But the neighbors say that


isn't enough. Several, includ-
ing Jake Cason, Justin Head
and Loren Nichols said they
don't want anything com-
mercial on the property, even
something as seemingly in-
nocuous as a welding shop.
"If he's cleaned this up and
it's looking pretty," one of
them said, "then I'm Santa
Claus."
One said the property is
one of Williston's biggest
eyesores.
Cason told the commission
members they should issue a
cease and desist order on the
property to prevent Thomp-
son from operating his shop.
Chairwoman Toni Collins
pointed out at least twice this
was for a land use change, not
a zoning change. There will
be more hoops for Thompson
to go through to determine
what kind of commercial
zoning is appropriate for the


property, should the land use
change.
"I can't .see where that
much has changed since
the last time we turned him
down," said Ron Grant, com-
mission member.
Collins asked for a motion
and all was quiet.
"Do we need to talk about
this some more?" She asked.
Members expressed con-
cerns, noting property rights
and compatibility issues.
"What would make you
happy on this property?"
Collins asked the disgruntled
neighbors.
"Trees," they answered.
When no one would make
a motion, Collins passed the
gavel to member Bill Ham-
mond, who acted as chair,
thus allowing her to make a
motion.
The board voted 5-0 to ap-
prove Thompson's applica-
tion for the land use change.


m lHoney Continued from page 4
only sees a person not a color!
I guess I better finish this and take it down to the Journal
office so until next week be good, take care and may the
good Lord take a liking to you.
Nuff said,
Miss Honey
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006 Page17

Radio service vexed; lightning makes emergency communication difficult


BY JEFF M. HARDISON
STAFF WRITER
A 66-year-old woman who
lives next door to a Chiefland
house destroyed by fire on
the night of April 29 said she
wants the county to fix its
radio dispatch problems.
Nyla Lockwood of' 305
S.E. Fourth Ave. said she was
not home when the fire started
at 315 S.E. Fourth Ave., but
she was driving home after
the fire had progressed.
Lockwood said she saw
what appeared to be flames
shooting from her roof as she
came over the ridge toward
her home. Actually, it was her
neighbor's house.
Both the mother and father.
with their four children,
are deaf, although their
children can hear. There
were no injuries, according
to a report by the Chiefland
Fire Department. The cause
of the fire remained under
investigation by the State
Fire Marshal's Office as' of
May 3.
The house and all of its
contents were a total loss. The
fire is believed to have started
when an unattended 8-year-
old boy lit a candle that caught
a curtain on fire, according to


records. From there, the fire
spread. There was no smoke
detector present nor was there
an automatic extinguishing
system present. The fire was
contained to the one house,
according to records.
Lockwood said she is upset
because she feels the level of
service by the fire department
is below where it should be.
It took about 30 minutes for
the first fire truck to arrive,
Lockwood, a seven year Levy
County resident, said.
Lockwood is now a
caregiver for her husband
Erwin, due to his suffering
from strokes. She removed
her husband from the house
and grabbed her emergency
box of documents that night.
Then she put water on the
roof of her house to prevent
the fire from spreading to her
house.
CFD Chief David Burnett
said the delay resulted because
radio communications with
the county have, been terrible
for the past three weeks.
CFD records show the alarm
sounded at 8:58 p.m. and,
a truck arrived on scene at
9:06 p.m. This is 8 minutes.
It is not 30 as Lockwood had
asserted.


Cleaning up and putting
hoses away was finished
at 12:10 a.m. on April 30,
according to records. The men
had to wait at the scene until
a fire marshal took control.
Radio communications
in the county have been
inadequate, Burnett said, for
all of the 14 fire departments
served by the Levy County
Sheriff's Office dispatch as a
result of a lightning strike that
wiped out the main system.
Williston Fire Department
has its own dispatch system.
"I thank God for the people
we've got who volunteer,"
Burnett said.
Without the diligence of
these volunteers, the radio
communication problem
would have resulted in a
bigger problem, he said.
Until the LCSO dispatch
system is repaired, the CFD
and all fire departments in the
county, except Williston, are
under a "Code 3" or "Code
Red" system. This means the
LCSO rings the telephones
and pagers of whichever
volunteers, whenever and
wherever those firefighters
are needed.
For the CFD, this also
applies to its first responders


who give medical help until an
ambulance arrives. There are
very few ambulances in the
county, and the CFD fills in
the gaps with regard to EMS
by having first responders.
When an emergency 9-1-1
call is made for help in Levy
County, it goes to the LCSO,
Capt. Chuck Bastak said.
There were two lightning
strikes that wiped out the
county system, he said, with
the first occurring April 10,
The LCSO had that issue
resolved within two hours,
Bastak said. The LCSO has
access to four channels for
emergency dispatch. The
sheriff's office just switched
fire departments to one of
the working channels. The
second lightning strike,
however, was the straw that
broke this camel's back.
The second lightning strike
was a week later, he said.
"It has been an incredible
hassle," Bastak said.
The Chiefland Police
Department has its dispatch
system in the daytime, but
from midnight until daybreak
it relies on the LCSO for
dispatches too.
"The sheriff's doing the
best he can with what he's got


to work with," said Chiefland
Police Chief Robert Douglas.
"This isn't a problem isolated
to Levy County. Marion
County has problems with
'dead spots.' When I was in
Marion County, we had 'dead
spots' in the Ocala National
Forest."
An April 28 letter from
LCSO Maj. Mike Johnson
to County Coordinator Fred
Moody requested $35,000
from the radio maintenance
fund. The county provided
a $15,000 check on May 2,
Moody said, because the
company required a down
payment.
SMoody said there were no
bids required because of the
urgency of the situation. The
county will be submitting
a claim form to its insurer.
Lightning has wiped out other
county systems before, and
insurance covers these costs.
As for the communication
problem by the sheriff's
office, Moody said this has
been a problem with radio
communication in Levy
County for a long, long time.
The situation is improving,
he added.
"We're getting there,"
Moody said. "We're getting


better."
The person who was
most recently in charge
of communications at the
LCSO was Tom McFarlane,
who resigned, Moody said.
Baker Electronics installed
the current system at the
LCSO. The repairs to that
system will be done by Basic
Two-Way Radio of Ocala.
There is a company listed
in Ocala known as "Basic
Two-Way Radio by Michael
McDonald," according to the
Verizon Yellow Pages.
As for the timeframe
before the current system will
be repaired, Bastak could not
say.
The inability of portable
radios to communicate with
each other in the Fowler's
Bluffarea,theFanningSprings
area and in other parts of the
county is not brand new. The
current problem, however,
has worsened as a result of
the LCSO radio network
being totally destroyed when
it was hit by lightning.
"This is what is so
incredible," Bastak said,
"There has been so much
work done and the FCC is
in the process right now to
authorize the changes in
frequencies and other matters


Grab your rod and reel


and head to Cedar Key
The Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament will be
held in Cedar Key on Saturday, May 20.
SThe tournament offers up to $7,500 in cash prizes in various
categories. All prize amounts are based upon a 100-boat field
and the cash prizes will be adjusted for fewer entries.
There are $1,000 first prizes for the largest spotted sea trout
and largest redfish with, smaller cash prizes for second and
third places.
There will also be a best bag award of $2,000 based upon
the weight of 2 redfish and five trout.
The biggest trash fish of the tournament will win a $50 prize
by weight as long as it is of legal size and on the tournament's
approved fish list.
Until May 6, the entry fee per boat with captain and mate is
$125. On May 7 the entry fee increases to $150. Extra anglers
may be added at $50 each.
There will be a captain's meeting and Calcutta on Friday
night May 19 at the Cedar Key Lions Club. The social hour
begins at 6:30 and the dinner will be served at 7:00. This will
be a great time for all and will provide valuable information
regarding the tournament.
All entrants will receive a goody bag and a tournament tee
shirt upon payment of the entry fee. There will be other gifts
and prizes available for contestants.
Entry forms are available at many area businesses including
the Chiefland Citizen or by contacting The Chiefland Rotary
Club, PO Box 931, Chiefland, FL.
Event Coordinator Dennis Radice can be reached at 352-
493-9533 or by email dlradice@hotmail.com.

SMayor

In a municipality, Asbell explained, the people can seek a
recall special election by following procedures set in law.
After a mayor or councilmember serves one-quarter of their
term, the people can recall them. The first part requires the
petitioners to show malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty,
drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform
official duties, and/or conviction of a felony involving moral
turpitude
The time for gathering signatures on this petition is 30
days, she said. It will take 10 percent of the registered voters',
or 50, signatures in the case ofYankeetown, Asbell said. The
supervisor of elections has 30 days from the point when they
were submitted to verify these signatures are indeed from
registered voters in Yankeetown.
After she certifies the signatures, then the person whose
recall is being sought has one week to write a response to the
petition. Then the committee seeking to recall her must gather
15 percent of the registered voters' signatures in Yankeetown
within 30 days. Then there is a period of time to verify that
set of signatures.
If the committee retrieves those valid signatures on its
second round, after Mayor Johannesson has given her written


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Well, I do what I can. I can't cover every possible thing.
Phlox.
This is what it's all about. These flowers grow and
multiply. They are beautiful. They are part of the simple
natural beauty which abounds here. Each little flower is a
wonder and they are wonderful as group.
Phlox are a type of flower, according to my vocabulary.
Other meanings for thissound-alike noun-flocks- are "a
group of birds or mammals assembled or herded together; or
a group under the guidance of a leader; especially : a church
congregation; or a large number, like aflock of tourists,"
according a dictionary.
Then we see the transitive verb definition which is "to
fill with flock, or to decorate with flock." From my use of
English, however, I think of some people are flocking to the
polls or they flock to buy ads and subscriptions in the Levy .
Journal.
Phlox.
I love the flowers I have come to know as phlox. Some
people see them as weeds, just as my editor sees the other
particular plant that I view as an amazing work of God that
tall, slender yellow flower. Those flowers must have some
Latin name too with family, order, species, phyllum and all
that (I've forgotten the proper lingo and sequence). I'll call
them Flowerius, Floridias, Tall Yellow Pretilliums for now.
I enjoy, or that is take pleasure or satisfaction in, seeing
phlox. I also relish looking at my special, big weeds with the
yellow flowers. I see them along the highways and byways
,of Levy County. So, given that I rove the county and look at
everything seeking to perceive the positive perfection that
comes from creation, I see some weeds as flowers.
That's OK. Some people are meant to see the flowers

Continued from front
response, then the chief judge of this judicial circuit will call
for a special election.
At this special election, the voters will have a chance to
vote "Yes" or "No" on whether the mayor should be removed
from office.
In the election for a new mayor, the old mayor may run,
Asbell said, although this is not apt to occur.
Price said she knows there are several qualified and
interested parties who will run for mayor if Johannesson is
unseated.
As for Johannesson running unopposed last time, Price said
she was on the brink of putting her name in the race but when
she was in the front yard of Helen Ciallella, Price was told
there was a person who was hand-picked and groomed for
the slot.
Among the reasons for recalling Johannesson, Price said
the mayor uses Robert's Rules of Order to exclude townsfolk
from speaking, but then the mayor bends those rules to let
developers speak during council meetings. Gatelein said the
mayor has also spent more than the $500 allowed without
council approval to rent a room.



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within the weeds. Others are meant to see the weeds just
as they are in all of their weedly perfection. We are all
correct, because whether we see a plant as a flower or a
weed, it is what we understand from our own perspective.
Jeff Hardison is a reporter for this newspaper. He may
be reached at jhaidison@levyjournal.com.

I Manager Continuedfrom front
of Chiefland should come behind our new city manager. He's
doing great work. He's moving forward with our city."
Pomeroy and Barron are the next city commission members
up for reelection. Pomeroy said the threat of political
retribution by the Chiefland Citizen in the upcoming election
is fair game.
,... Russ said he intendsto be.a positi' e asset for die community.
Although he feels vindicated by this truth being shared, he
finds no happiness from being proved correct. This support by
the people humbles him, Russ said.
As evidenced by his wife, Dixie, getting up and leaving at
the outset of the mayor's speech. She showed that, like him,,
she is tired of this negativism.


graders Arielle Claude, Kendra Claude, Tyler Brooks and Lott
Bullock were on that team.
In this contest, competitors must identify vegetables, seeds,
parasites and weeds, as well as take a written test. It is similar
to the Nursery and Landscape contest, Arielle Claude said.
"It was a learning experience," Arielle Claude said.
SShe enjoys FFA a lot, she added. All of the members on this
team are best friends, she said.
Philpot is pleased with his state champions, his national
winners and all of his FFA members.
"These are really good students," Philpot said. "They work
hard. I'm proud of them."

SRelay Continued from page 6
raiser, which helps pay for research to end cancer. Teresa
Gulledge is the other chairperson for the group that marks its
12th anniversary here.
Other committee members were Carolyn DeVore, Gail
Osteen, Candy and Kent Zimmerman, Kathy Benfield, Jenna
McKenna, Carol Knight, Karen Tedin, Lisa Watson, Carol
Hill, Anni Egan and Connie and Carrie Brannen.
Sponsors for the event were Akins Barbecue of Bell, Great-
er Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, Drummond Com-
munity Bank, Capital City Bank, Woodham's Garage, Hill
and Cobb Insurance and Hall Services Inc.
The Relay raised $34,000 for the ACS.








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