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Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Creation Date: November 30, 2006
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30,20061 SECTION: 18 PAGES


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OBITUARIES


Lynn Clemons
Willie George
Janet Hazard
James Hudson
Gary Lott
Carlos Lowman
Helen Mercer
Louise Rice
Raymond Tew
Iris Touchton

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Journal photo by Rhonda Griffiths

THE 6TH GRADE CLASS at Cedar Key School spent Monday planting more than 200,000 clam seeds in an acre of land in the Gulf
of Mexico. As part of their agriculture curriculum that rotates with science class, the students learned firsthand what it meant to be
aquaculture farmers. For more pictures of the day's work, see page 2.


Shortfall sends SBLC to the bank


Around Levy 2-3,5, 6, 13
Opinion 4
Law & Courts 5
Obituaries 7
Sports 8-11
Tides 12
Classified 14
Legals 14-16
Marketplace 16-17


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Journal pnoto uy assie Jouuniya
LAURIE EDVARDSON spins wool into yarn. She was
among a group of settlers at Manatee Springs State
Park. See page 6 for more photos.


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
Levy County's recently seated school board
approved a multi-million dollar loan during
their Nov. 21 meeting. The loan was sought
after low student enrollment numbers and
budget shortfalls meant the December payroll
would not be met.
Finance director Bob Clemmons brought
severa4-loan bids for board appio\il. Of the
need to get a loan he said several factors were
involved, including tax bills being nailed later
than normal, meaning tax receipts from which
some school funds are drawn would arrive
later.
Of the loan Clemmons said, "This is not an
unusual occurrence."
The board accepted Clemmons'
recommendation to accept the bid offered
by SunTrust Bank of Jacksonville. SunTrust
offered the lowest interest rate at 4,43 percent.
Other banks who answered the bid request were
SunTrust/Orlando (4.98 percent interest rate),
Capital City'Bank (5.07), Perkins (5.7) and
Ameris (7.25).
Beth Davis motioned to accept the SunTrust/
Jacksonville bid. The board unanimously
approved the move after Turner's second.


The loan is for $2,250,000. Should the
board take the full year to pay off the note,
interest will cost approximately $100,000.
Monthly payments are approximately
$7,500. Clemmons plans on paying the
entire note within the current 2006-'07
school ear.
The board also voted to advertise the
recommended salary level of $26,233
for each board member. Davis motioned
approval; Turner seconded, and the full
board approved the level. The board is
required by state law to vote their own
salaries. Recommendations are made by
the Florida School Board Association.
The board will vote on these levels during
the Dec. 5 meeting.
Board members appointed Billy
Morrison to serve as the new chair and
Paige Brookins as vice chair.
Board members also moved to continue
the current meeting schedule. Meetings
are held the first Tuesday after the first
Monday at 7 p.m. and the second Tuesday
thereafter at 9:30 a.m.
Board member Morrison did not attend
last week's meeting.


Levy gets ready for the holidays


Parades start Saturday


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF %WRITER
SKids have been counting
down their calendars for
months. Santa has probably
already decided who to leave
on, and who to take off his
shopping list. The rest of us
who can manage to squeeze a
free afternoon or evening from
frenzied holiday preparations
will find the Christmas spirit,
to be plentiful throughout the
county;
A trio of festivals will be
held in December. Markyour
calendars and head out to
celebrate the holidays with
family and friends.
Chiefland hosts : their.
annual Christmas parade
and lighting ceremony this
weekend. Celebrations begin
at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at
Trailhead Park.



Browse vendors' booths for
food and arts and crafts and
enjoy music all afternoon.
Cracker Johnson will present
an auction at 10 a.m. and the
Fillman Family Band plays at
3 p.m.
Santa will arrive by horse-
drawn carriage in time to
participate in a lighted parade
beginning at 6 p.m. For more
information, call the chamber
at (352) 493-1849.
Williston kicks into holiday
gear on Friday, Dec. 8.
"Light up Williston" features
a parade on Noble Avenue
beginning at 6 p.m.
After the parade go to
Linear Park for the lighting of
the downtown shopping area,
Santa in the park and singing
by children's choirs and area,
entertainers. Pictures with


Santa will also be available.
If your group would like to
participate in the parade,
call Julie Torrington at (352)
528-1712. Call the Williston
chamber at (352) 528-5552
for information about the
festival itself.
And of course you don't
want to miss the annual
Festival of Lights and Boat
Parade. Visit Fanning Springs
State Park Saturday, Dec. 9.
Daytime activities begin
at 9 a.m. and include live
music, arts and crafts and
classic car show.
The boat parade begins at
6:30 p.m. Stand on the banks
of the Suwannee or its bridge
to watch boats decorated and
lighted for Christmas.
Call 352-463-9089 for
more information.


REACH US

Managing Editor
Carnln lisner
Phone
(3521490-4462


Fax
(352 490-4490 Chlefland
(3521486-5042 Bronson
Email
edltor@Bleyloumal.com
Address
P.O. Box 159 Bronson, R 32621-0159
P.O. Box 2080 Chlefland, R 32644-2990


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STUDENTS BOAT to the farm area for seeding clams.


Cedar Key students learn


clam farming up close


The sixth grade science students of Dennis Voyles at Cedar Key School jumped feet first into their
agriculture project Monday when they took on the business of clam farming.
Along with Principal Sue Ice, Beth Davis of the school board and Heath Davis, a city councilman, the
students boated two miles off the island and planted more than 200,000 seeds that were donated toward
the project.
In addition to planting the microscopic clams, the students also learned why they were able to partici-
pate in the project.
When the state of Florida passed a law in 1995 that'banned net fishing, anglers who once made their
living doing just that, had to pick up another vocation. The state came in and taught them how to farm
clams and provided an area to do it.


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Journal photos by
Rhonda Griffiths


HEATH DAVIS (1) demonstrates how to roll
the backs after the seeds are planted. BOYS
IN (2) the class gather bio samples. TEACH-
ER Dennis Voyles (3) inspects what samples
his students have collected. THOMAS AND
Theresa (4) test the temperature of the water.
THE 6th GRADE STUDENTS (5) of Dennis
Voyles' at Cedar Key School became clam
farmers Monday when they planted seeds
off the coast of the.island.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Medicare assistance available


Have you taken advantage
of SHINE's free, confidential
and unbiased help on
Medicare Part D for 2007?.
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders), a
volunteer program under the
Florida Department of Elder
Affairs, will be conducting
short presentations on the
changes in the 2007 Medicare
Part D: Prescription Drug
Plans and one-on-one
counseling/enrollment during
the Annual Open Enrollment
through Dec. 31.
This is your opportunity
to enroll or change plans
for 2007. Only those
who become qualified for
Medicare, Medicaid, or Extra
Help or lose their personal
drug insurance or VA drug
coverage will be able to enroll
in a Part D Drug Plan during
2007. There will be limited
circumstances allowed for
changing plans starting Jan.
1.
Please bring your Medicare
card and either your
medication bottles or a list of
your drugs with dosages and
the quantities you take daily
to any of the following sites:
Levy County
Bronson Library 600


Gilbert St.:
Wednesday, Dec. 6
p.m.
Cedar Key Librar
-2nd St.:
Wednesday, Dec.
p.m.
Chiefland Senior
305 SW'lst St.:
Wednesday, Dec.
a.m.-noon
Williston Library 1(
St.:
Wednesday, Dec. 6
9 a.m.-noon
Yankeetown Libra
- 56h St.:
Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Dec. 20
10 a.m.-noon
Gilchrist County
Bell Library 1140
St.:
Monday, Dec. 11
10 a.m.-noon
Trenton Library 1(
11 Ave:
Wednesday, Dec. 27
a.m.-noon
Dixie County
Cross City Library I
(next to Subway):
Wednesday, Dec. 27
2-5 p.m.
Anyone who is un
come to one of thes


may call 1-800-262-2243 and
1:30-4 ask for the SHINE volunteer
closest to you. You can
y 460 receive assistance by phone.
The state ofFlorida has gone
13 2-4 from 44 Stand Alone Drug
Plans in 2006 to 57 plans for
Center 2007. It is very important that
you consider all your options
13 9 before choosing a drug plan
for next year. All plans have
0 SE 1s' changed their pricing for the
monthly premium, deductible
(if any), and their drugs.
Anyone can go to the website
iry 11 www.medicare.gov and run
the Plan Comparison tool to
see which plans may best suit
your medication needs. If
S you are on a Part D Plan in
2006, go through the 'View
Your Current Plan' tool in
S Main the box on the right side of
the screen. This allows you
to compare your current plan
in 2007 prices versus other
05 NE plans in ascending order of
your annual costs. If you
9 live in Florida only part of
the year, be sure to look for a
plan that is national.
Iwy 19 Please remember that if
you are unable to come to a
site, you can call 1-800-262-
2243 to contact your SHINE
able to volunteer for information and
3e sites enrollment assistance.


News Briefs


I Do Solemnly Swear.,.

NEWLY ELECTED offi-
cials pledged to serve
S,"; the citizens of Levy
1 County as they were
sworn into office Nov.
21. Left, Frank Ethridge
and Rick Turner were
sworn in by Judge Joe
Smith to their positions
on the school board
while Lilly Rooks and
Nancy Bell, bottom,
did the same, as both

the county commis-
sion.
Journal photos by
Cassie Journigan and
Carolyn Risner


Soil and Water
Board to meet
The Leyy Soil and Water
Conservation District Board
will hold its regularly
scheduled monthly meeting
on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30
p.m. The meeting will be
held at the USDA Service
Center in Bronson.

Book signing set
Karen Huxtable, librarian
at Bronson Public Library
announces that Larry Cawley,
author of "Fears of the Civil
War," will be at the library to
sign his book, Thursday, Dec.
7, from 6-8 p.m.
Huxtable 'says "We will
take you on a journey that is
sometimes gruesome, often
unbelievable, and always
interesting and informative."
History buffs are urged
to come to this program for
author Cawley's remarks and
a chance to get a signed copy
of the book.

Workshop set
The city of Chiefland will
hold a CDBG workshop on
Monday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The
meeting will be held at city
hall. All interested persons
are encouraged to attend.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, individuals with
Disabilities needing a
reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should contact the office of
the city manager at city hall,
214 East ParkAve., Chiefland,
(352) 493-6711.
For more information,
contact Jennifer L. Willis,
Project and Finance
Coordinator at 352-493-
6711.

AMVETS plan
sale, dinner
The AMVETS Post 88


of Bronson will host a yard
sale and a chicken dinner at
its new property, next to the
Bronson Speedway, on Dec.
2.
The chicken dinner will be
$3. Anyone that would like to
come and set up for their own
sale is welcome and any do-
nations for spaces would be
appreciated.
The AMVETS will be
there at 8 a.m. to assist any-
one with their set ups.
The group is also collecting
for Toys for Tots and a Toys
for Tots box will be available
for anyone who wishes to do-
nate.

Quilt show
continues
The Log Cabin Quilters
will hold its 23rd Annual Quilt
Show through Dec. 3, daily
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, they
will have Bluegrass Gospel
Music and will be serving a
chicken and dumpling dinner.
There will be lots of crafts,
quilts and baked goods. The
drawing for the quilt will be
held on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The Levy County Quilt
Museum is located 11050
NW 10h Ave., Chiefland.

Meetings
rescheduled
The city of Chiefland City
Commission meeting sched-
uled for Nov. 27, has been
continued to Dec. 4 at 6:30
p.m. at city hall, 214 East
Park Ave.
The city commission will
conduct special meetings on
Dec. 5-6 at 6 p.m. for the
purpose of interviewing ap-
plicants for the city manager
position.
For more information, call
Mary Ellzey at 493-6711.


Suwannee Valley Players announces audi-
tions for its upcoming production of Once
Upon a Mattress a musical comedy by Mary
Rodgers, based on the fairytale of "The Prin-
cess and the Pea," sponsored by Drummond
Community Bank.
Auditions will be held at the Chief Theatre,
25 E. ParkAve., Chiefland on Friday, Dec. 8,
at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m.
Needed: Men and women of various ages
from 18 75, a few parts also for children.


Please prepare a song and bring your own mu-
sic or tape. There will be a few readings from
the script.
Rehearsals will be scheduled with cast con-
sideration from Jan. 5 March 7, 2007. Show
dates are: March 8-11, 15-18 with possible
hold over the following weekend.
Formore information contact Mary at: phone
(386) 375-8206 or email: SVPLayers@aol.
com


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The legal organ of Levy County, Florida
The Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by
Levy County Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 159, Bronson, FL 32621,
Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL (USPS 310-780).
Postmaster: Send address changes to:
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SReproduction of the contents of this publication in
whole or in part without written permission is
prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any
unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher's
liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the
space occupied by the error.
Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday.
Classified deadline is 2 p.m. Monday


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Basket auction set
Friends of the Williston
Library will hold its annual
holiday open house and
basket auction Saturday, Dec.
9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the library on Noble Avenue.
Silent bids will be received
on the baskets and proceeds
will assist in the purchase
of books, materials and
equipment for the library.

Divorcing parents
class set
Parent Education and Sta-
bilization training, as required
by the state of Florida when
parents divorce with children,
is scheduled for Saturday,
Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The four-hour training pro-
vides important information
regarding: (1) legal aspects;
(2) emotional aspect for both
parents and children; (3) fam-
ily relationships; (4) financial
responsibility to a child; and
(5) issues regarding spousal
or child abuse.
For more information or
to make reservations, call
CFCC Levy Campus at 493-
9533. The cost of the training
is $34.

Music at the library
Friends of the Williston
Public Library will present
a musical of local talent in
concert, Thursday, Nov. 30,
at 7 p.m. in the library.
Dr. Lou Jensen will direct
Heidi Schwiebert on guitar
and vocal, Lisa Posteraro on
piaiio, Wyeth Read and Fritz
Junker on violin. Dr. Jensen
will play reeds and do vocals.
This will be a program of big
band standards, a classical
piece or two and a sing-along
to provide an entertaining and
fun evening.
Music lovers should mark
their calendars for this night.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


OPINION


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


OUR VIEW


Staying safe at Christmas
As the holiday season gets into full swing, so do
the crooks and predators whose idea of "holiday
cheer" features mayhem, misdeeds and misde-
meanors. Lawrence Loesch, former NYPD Deputy Chief
and GM for AlliedBarton Security Services, has crafted his
top 10 tips for safer shopping this holiday.
In order to keep holiday gremlins at bay, Loesch recom-
mends:
1. Strut While You Shop Thieves and predators are
on the lookout for body language that conveys vulnerabil-
ity. Criminals look for easy marks such as people who are
slouched over, preoccupied or are fumbling with packages.
Walk confidently and be alert when you maneuver through
crowded malls and parking areas.
2. Don't Shop Till You Drop While Madison Avenue
. may say otherwise, security professionals advise that con-
sumers avoid holiday shopping fatigue. Keep your shopping
bags in your sight at all times, and don't burden yourself
with too many bags or packages.
3. No Flashing Displaying large sums of cash is a
powerful lure to greedy thieves. Use checks, or credit cards
whenever possible and never leave your credit card on a
store counter. While "bling" may be king, avoid wearing
visibly expensive jewelry during holiday shopping jaunts.
4. Where is Waldo or your Wallet and Purse? While
the worldwide search for Waldo may be fun, the same spirit
of joy is missing when a purse or wallet has gone MIA.
Carry your handbag or purse close to your body with the
clasp or flap secured and facing toward you. Never leave
your purse on a store counter, on the floor in a restroom or in
a dressing room.
5. Maintain Pack Mentality There is safety in num-
bers., so shopping with friends whenever possible is highly
recommended.
6. Report Suspicious Activity Report suspicious people
or situations to mall security. Be aware of unusual move-
ments or anyone who gets.too close for comfort.
7. Avoid Parking Lot Isolation Chockfull of goodies
during the holidays, parking lots are targeted locations for
the theft of valuables from vehicles. Parking in an isolated
area rolls out the welcome mat for criminals so park near
other vehicles or in high pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas.
8. Tuck Away Valuables Criminals walk through park-
ing lots looking for easy opportunities, such as vehicles with
unlocked doors or packages and valuables in plain sight.
Don't be an easy target and remember to tuck packages and
valuables out of sight in your vehicle, and be certain that
your windows are closed and your doors are locked.
9. Parking Lot Readiness Avoid becoming an easy
mark in the parking lot by being aware of noises and move-
ments and having your keys in your hands, ready to open
your vehicle. Be sure to look into the vehicle's front and
rear seat before entering it, and lock your vehicle as soon as
you get in.
10. Keep Guard and Windows Up If someone ap-
proaches your vehicle inquiring about directions, do not
open your door or roll your window down. If you have car
trouble, remain in your car and use a cell phone to call for
assistance, or return to the mall and notify security.
While criminals and predators are most prolific during the
holidays, effective security precautions require a conscious
awareness of one's environment virtually every day of the
year. Maintain vigilance, common sense and caution and
keep the holiday and everyday gremlins at bay.

YOUR VIEW
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The truth shall prevail
To the editor:
In the year 1944 a man said, "There was nothing in this
world worst than a liar." He said "you take a thief he will
steal from you'" but you can usually replace what was stolen.
He said "you take a murderer he will kill you: well all your
troubles and worries are over. Now you take a liar, a lazy,
lowdown, shiftless no account liar. He will lie to you, he will
lie about you, and he will cause you to die a thousand deaths.
So neighbors if we are going to bring this mixed up country
back to what it used to be, we need the truth and we must be
able to trust one another.
After this last election at least I now feel we do have
honest and intelligent people in this country and I am, not
alone. It is up to all of us to seek out the liars, the power
hungry, the ones who have a big fat ego and the ones who
worship money.
I remember my Father telling me 'everyman has a price,
some just come cheaper than others." These are the low lives
who are putting a hardship and suffering on our Veterans and
every man, woman and child in this country.
William Franklin.
Bronson


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empowers the community while never
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Cementing my faith in God


M y parents be-
lieved very much
in the instruction
to: Train up a child in the
way he should go and when
he is old he will not depart
from it Proverbs 22:6.
My brother and sister and I
were raised in the church and
our parents were involved as
youth leaders, Women of the
Church; Deacon and El-
ders, choir members, and in
lots of other church-related
activities. We were included
in church activities from a
young age and so we have all
grown to follow the path that
was set by their example as
the best way to live our lives.
Our parents are gone now
and we carry on, believing
by faith.
If you have read my writ-
ings before, you know that
I love animals. My parents
both liked animals and, over
time, we had everything
from a hored toad to guinea
pigs, snakes, turtles, lizards
and fish, to cats and dogs
as pets. I have always had a
special affinity for birds.
When I was around 14, I
had a pet hamster. He had
a bad habit of biting and,
consequently, I did not spend
a lot of time with him.
Though I fed and watered
him regularly, I lost interest
and left him alone much of
the time. I couldn't even tell
-you his name now but the
Scenario that unfolded be-'


cause of having this hamster
is etched in
m I .


ROBIN HEATH
Guest Columnist


my mind.
One Sun-
day morn-
ing I went
to give him
fresh food
and found
him dead
in his cage.
I had no
other pets
at the time


except tropical fish and I
tearfully asked God to please
forgive me and give me
another pet. This, in spite of
the fact that I had treated this
little creature poorly. I went
on about my normal Sun-
day routine, which included
going to church with my
family, and I forgot about my
request.'
My sister had recently
married and was living near-
by in a tiny apartment and
she had invited me to come
for lunch after church at her
place. Her husband was in
the Air Force and was on
base that day, so I went and
we spent a few hours alone
together until it was time to
go to youth fellowship that
evening.
It was a beautiful summer
day with clear blue skies
and a few wispy clouds and
I walked the short distance
to the church, arriving there
before anyone else. Since I
was alone, I sat down on the


grass of the church parking
area to wait. I enjoyed the
peace of this place and felt
the warm breeze against my
face and hair.
I watched as the wind
moved the fingers of the
palm fronds, making a soft
rustling sound. Within a few
minutes of sitting down on
the grass, I saw a blue para-
keet fly down out offi roth-
erwise enipty sky aind lian
between my outstretched
legs. I was amazed and '
unbelieving that this little
bird chose to land within my
reach.
I almost didn't believe
it was real, but I held my
breath and slowly reached
out and cupped my palms
around it and lifted them
to talk to him. He didn't
bite me or struggle, but sat
comfortably in my palms as
if this were the most normal
thing in the world!
No one else had arrived
yet at the church, so I walked
back to my sister's apartment
to show her the bird and to
ask her to drive me home so
I could put him in a cage.
She seemed a little incredu-
lous too and asked me where
I had gotten him I told her
the story and she drove me
home.
It wasn't until later on that
night that I realized that God
had answered my prayer in
a most personal, direct, and
dramatic way. On the same


day I had asked, when I had
gone to His house and was
completely alone with Him
in the stillness there, He sim-
ply whispered to that little
parakeet to fly to me and
land at my feet.
What an utterly beauti-
ful gift! Not only had He
answered a child's simple
prayer by giving me my
fa prite creature. jt ye had .
made Himself real to me. He
had proven His existence to
me beyond the shadow of a
doubt.
I have told only a few
people of this experience that
day many years ago, but I
have wanted to share it with
many for a long time.
Today, Carolyn asked if
anyone had anything they
wanted to contribute to fill
out the paper and I knew
this was my opportunity.
So I hope that my true story
has touched you and if you
have ever doubted that God
exists, perhaps you can gain
a stronger, more childlike
faith through the telling of
my story.
Then Jesus told him,
"Because you have seen me,
you have believed; blessed
are those who have not seen
and yet have believed." John-
20:29
Robin Heath is the
office manager for the
Levy County Journal.
She may be reached at
rheath@levyjournal.com


Good TV is there, if only you look


A s children, or
parents, or perhaps
-- __evngrn_ aens


.L )even grandparents,
we are savvy to the cre-
ative minds behind Sesame
Street, but often we forget


who brings us this entertain-
ing educational television
program that has spanned the
last five decades.
It's none other than public
television.
Growing up in the days
before cable or satellite
dishes, my family had to be
content with the three net-
works and PBS.
Now that I am saturated
with 20 movie channels, a
dozen sports networks and
a seemingly endless list of
bad channel choices, I often
forget about PBS.
That is until this past
weekend.
Imagine my delight when
I tuned in Friday night and
there was Pink Floyd in
concert.
Pink Floyd on public TV!
It was a recording of their
1994 concert, Pulse.
"This is not your grand-
mother's PBS," I thought.


THINKING OUT a 12 hour
LOUD period! H
--ooA is my


Caro sner
Carolyn Risner


The next morning when I
turned the TV on, it was still
on PBS and coming on was
yet another concert, Andre
Rieu, who is without doubt,
one of the most charismatic
conductors of his time.
From the contemporary
sounds of Memory to clas-
sics like Toreador Song, I
couldn't move for the next
90 minutes, in awe that I had
been blessed this holiday
weekend with the gift of
good music, all courtesy of
public television.
Floyd and Rieu both in


ow


good is my
karma?
How many
times have
we all la-
mented there
is nothing fit
to watch on


TV?
There is. But like not be-
ing able to see the forest for
the trees, we bypass quality
entertainment for mindless
drivel.
Now that the major
networks have entered their
holiday hiatuses, I know I'll
be tuning in more to PBS
and I know I'll find some-
thing worthwhile there.
And topping my gift list
this season is the station
where I'll send a donation
this year to ensure I have
something to watch in the
months ahead.


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Robin Heath
Staff Writers
Cassie Joumigan
Neal Fisher
Sales Representative/Bronson
Laura Catlow
Tvyeseter
Wilma Jean Asbell
Dellverv/lelrical
Rhonda Griffiths


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 Page 5


The Levy County Sheriff's
Office reports the following
arrests for:
.WilliamA. Ricketson,
27, of Chiefland was arrested
for disorderly intoxication.
Bail was set at $500.
Demetris Boylin, 20,
of Williston was arrested for
violation of parole (VOP)-
criminal mischief. No bond
was set.
Carlos McKinley
Green, 23, of Bronson was
arrested for VOP possession
of controlled substance. No
bond was set.
Kenneth Hugh
McElroy, 33, of Cross City
was arrested for VOP grand
-theft. Bail was set at $5,000.
Lee Clarence Lewis,
19, of Williston was arrested
for sale of cocaine and
possession of cocaine. Bail
was set at $15,000.
Winthrop A.
DeForest, 22, 'of Holiday was
arrested for VOP possession
of paraphernalia. No bond
was set.
Stephon L.
Bingaman, Jr., 41, of
Chiefland was arrested for
VOP battery. No bond was
set.
Carol Anne Collins,
60, of Chiefland was arrested
for larceny over $300 less
than (L/T) $20,000. Bail was
set at $5,000..
Michael L. Asselin,
35, of Venice was arrested


for VOP- possession of
paraphernalia. No bond was
set.
Shane A. Gray, 35,
pf Bronson was arrested for
failureto appear (FTA) driving.
while license suspended or
revoked (DWLSR)- habitual.
He was released on his own
recognizance.
Courtney C. Harvey,
18, of Williston was arrested
for possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bail was set at
$1,000.
Renee Surber, 28, of
Inglis was arrested for two
counts VOP controlled
substance with out a
prescription. No bond was
set.
Jeffrey D. Patterson,
23, of Bronson was arrested
for 3 counts FTA case
management, sell cocaine.
Bail was set at $75,000.
Virton Lauiont
Horton, Jr., 20, of Chiefland
was arrested for two counts
sale of cocaine, possession of
cocaine, sale ofcrack cocaine,
two counts possession of
crack cocaine and resisting
officer without violence. Bail
was set at $92,500.
Seth Garland, 27,
of Dunedin was arrested for
reckless driving. Bailwas set
at $1,000.
Lonnie Gene
Goodman, II, 25,:of Bronson
was arrested for battery two
prior convictions. Bail was


The Levy County Legislative Delegation
will hold its annual meeting on Thursday,
Dec.14 at 2:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the Levy Coun-
ty Commission Chambers at the courthouse
located at 355 South Court St. in Bronson.
If any member of the public would like
to address the delegation, please contact Rep.


Safety

Fair is


Saturday

The Williston Police
Explorers will present a
safety fair for children,
Kids will learn about bike
safety, participate in a helmet
decorating contest, and will
be given lunch and snacks.
Bike helmets will be given
out as long as they last.
The safety fair will be held
at Linear Park in Williston on
Saturday, Dec, 2 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Call PFC Bryon Stoker or
Gail Poupard at (352) 528-
4991 for more information.


set at $10,000.
Brent S. Battaglia,
25, of Morriston was arrested
for grand theft auto. Bail was
set at $7,500.
Kenneth Lee Harris,
43, of Chiefland was arrested
for VOP grand theft. No
bond was set.
Leon T. Phillips, 19,
of Gainesville was arrested
for felony battery. Bail was
set at $15,000.
Alan C. Tate Jr., 19,
of Gainesville was arrested
for felony batter. Bail was set
at $15,000.
The Williston Police
Department reports the
following arrests for:
MelanieA.Tompkins,
35, of Reddick was arrested
for theft shoplifting.
Wilber Len Ortiz
Morales, 26, of Williston
was arrested for resisting
without violence, driving
with knowledge of suspended
drivers license (DWLSR).
Rodney Lamont
Spikes, 31, of Williston was
arrested for DWLSR habitual,
possession of cocaine,
possession of cocaine with
intent to distribute, possession
of cannabis less than (L/T) 20
grams.
Vintrell Rodriquez
Brown, 35, of Williston was
arrested for warrant out of
Marion County.


Charles Dean's office, t be placed gn the,
agenda.
'Community budget"'request' form ,are
available from any of the Legislator's offices
and will also be available at the meeting.
For more information, please contact Ryan
Tyson in Dean's office at 352-860-5160.


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We will be serving refreshments
and as always we will be having our door prizes!
Stop by and celebrate the holiday with us.
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Teacher of the Week
Carol Ann Glass
School: Williston Elementary School

Your name, grades/subjects you teach and years experience: Carol Ann Glass. I
have taught second, third, fourth and fifth grades. I am currently the curriculum coach.
at SAI (Supplemental Academic Instruction). This is my 27th
year.

Where did you go to school? Bachelor in social studies
education, Florida State University. Masters in elementary
education, University of North Florida.

Favorite subject in school: Reading.

What made you decide to teach? It's in the blood. My
parents were both educators.' I couldn't picture myself doing
anything else.

Other careers before this one? During high school I
babysat and worked for the phone company. During college
I had a summer job in a factory. After graduation I worked as a. security guard, cashier,
fabric department manager and store detective.

Where are you from? Born in Marianna; raised in Miami.

Family: Husband Ted; daughters Holly Rooney (deputy in Alachua County) and
Suzanne Hardy (teacher in Texas). Four grandchildren with another due in December.

Your hero(s): My grandmother, Evelyn Light. My friend, Carolyn Long. Classroom
teachers.

Your most unforgettable moment while teaching: There are too many to choose just
one. Every time I see that light come on in a student's eyes showing they have made that
connection with what I'm trying to teach them, it's a joy.

Favorite off-duty activities: Reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends,
watching college football.

Words of wisdom: It's all about attitude-anything you do in life.


Fish fry benefits the needy

The Ladies Guild and the $6 and the child's price is There will be door prizes of
Fellowship Ministry of Holy $3. There are always take a free ticket to the following:
Family Church, Williston will outs available. This fund- fish fry meal and a drawing
have a Fish Fry at the church raiser is held to help people for an individual winner with
on Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in our community with their a small gift in appreciation
The adult price will be financial problems. for attending this dinner.


Legislative delegation coming

Public's chance to vent


Meet the Press







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Why Levy County 7
It's a great place to start my career and I love the outdoors.
Why the newspaper?
My professional place is at a newspaper and Carolyn believed in me.
What role do you feel the Levy County Journal plays in the community?
It expresses and describes the feelings and life in the community, both individually
and as a whole, while the people of the county can showcase the community and their
uniqueness.
What is your favorite part of the Levy County Journal?
Working with the staff and meeting people in the community.
What do you like about living in Levy County?
The people, the chance to do outdoor stuff and the love it has for old school values.
What is the biggest risk you have taken?
Quitting graduate school to pursue careers in journalism and entertainment, moving to
Florida.
What is the best advice you've been given?
Strength doesn't come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will to have
a positive influence. (Mohandas Ghandi)
What are three things you tell people about yourself?
Dale Earnhardt, Shania Twain and Rick Hendrick are the great inspirations of my life.
(They inspired me to pursue my goals and never give up.)
Bo Schmebechler, Bobby Bowden, Mark Messier and Nolan Ryan were my role
models and motivated me to be the best manr I could be.
I love all sports, but racing, hockey, Michigan and Florida State football are my pas-
sions.
When I saw the 1975 World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600) and the original Star Wars
movie I knew what I wanted to do for a career.
What is:
The last movie you've seen?
* In the movie theater: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
* On VCR or DVD: Armageddon
The last book you read?
* Danica: Crossing the Line (Danica Patrick's biography)
* Shania Twain: Driven
The one TV show you can't miss?
* Desperate Housewives, The Daytona and Indy 500, the annual Michigan vs. Ohio
State and Florida St. vs. Florida games.




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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Area's first subdivision was 8,500 years ago


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
Nature lovers visiting
Manatee Springs State
Park last weekend had the
opportunity for more than
leisurely walks to the river
and woods. A wagon train ride
through the park took visitors
to historical re-enactor camps.
Park services specialist John
Lohde conducted the guided
ride through the park..
"This is a nice little oasis
of life in an otherwise dry
area. It is only 2,400 acres,
but it is an incredible little
piece of land," said Lohde.
"It is a dynamic environment.
Plants and animals have had
to adapt." He spoke of karst
geology with its sinkholes
and springs, plant and animal
residents and the park's
human history.
Of the area's plentiful
palmettos, he said they are
actually very slow-growing.


Grabbing a handful of bay
leaves, he said they were
often used by cooks to season
stews.
Hepointed out an ephemeral
pond. "These ponds have
wet and dry cycles," he said.
"They have no fishes but lots
of amphibians."
"We're seeing more
manatees this year than last
year," he said. He mentioned
that the hogs that roam the
woods are not native. They
were first brought in by the
Spaniards in the 1500s, and
the feral hogs are the result of
a union of wild animals that
have bred with domestic."
As far as people, the area
has been inhabited by humans
since before Moses. "We have
evidence of Indians living
here for 8,500 years." These
were before the Seminoles,
who were not originally from
Florida, had moved in..
The park itself opened in


1950. Lohde said the first
year 3,000 visitors came to
the park. Many of those early
park-goers bogged down in
the sand road that led to the
park's entrance.
One of the early visitors,
Mr. Ridley, conducted
archaeological work in the
park. "All evidence indicated
these Indians lived a pretty
easy life."
Hardy Americans settled
the area that is now the park
in the 1840s. Their story was
told by historical re-enactor
Toni Collins. In her role of
widow Maria Trespers, she
wove a story of an active and
vibrant settlement of the mid-
1800s.
Wearing a long burgundy
skirt, white shirt, black shawl
and carrying a basket, she
hitched a ride on the wagon
and enthralled modem-day
passengers with a life rich
in color and texture. "My


husband, George Trespers,
and I moved to the settlement
in 1847."
She spoke of plentiful
opportunities for settlers to
gain free land in the area.
Requirements included not
being allowed to settle land
within two miles of the coast.
"You see, even then they
were concerned about the
shoreline." She said others
bought land on the cheap:
"Isaac Hardee built the first
board house in Levy County
after buying the land for $1.25
an acre in 1860." The Isaac
Hardee house is now held by
the Tri-County Marine Corps
League.
She spoke of the Suwannee
River as a water turnpike.
'The Orpheus brings our
mail. She's a stem-wheel
paddle steamboat with 18
luxury staterooms."
After Mrs. Trespers
debarked, the wagon took


visitors to a Seminole hunt
encampment, where they saw
Indian women outside their
chickee, or thatched roof
structure, cooking tasty corn
broth.


Upcoming activities for
park visitors include manatee
awareness programs every
weekend in January.


THE GOSSIP CIRCLE. (1) Friends Laurie Edvards-
son, Gretchen Crecelius and Elizabeth Lewis prac-
tice 19th century domestic arts. Dottie James (2)
knits'a warm-weather shawl in anticipation of the
summer. Harvard Burney, as a Seminole, (3) keeps,
watch over the entrance to the hunting .,encamp-,;,
ment. MARIA TRESPERS (4) presents a lively pic-
ture of settlement life for park visitors and JOHN
LOHDE (5) tells of the park's history and ecology.


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Lynn Bowers Clemons
Lynn Bowers Clemons, 43. of Chiefland, died Nov. 18,
2006 following an automobile accident.
She was born March 17, 1963 to Charlie Bowers and the
late Shirley Johnson.
She is survived by her father, Charlie Bowers and
stepmother Virginia Bowers both of Chiefland; three children:
Marcina Clemons, Valencia Clemons and Jonathan Clemons
all.of Chiefland; three grandchildren; four brothers, Cedrick
Johnson, C. Shelton Bowers, Marlow Bowers and Guierrica
Bowers all of Chiefland; a sister: Mytrice Robinson of
Dunnellon.
Funeral services were held at St. John Missionary Baptist
Church in Chiefland Nov. 25. Burial followed at Chiefland
Community Cemetery in Chiefland.

Willie Mae George
Willie Mae George, 97, died Friday Nov. 24, 2006 at Nature
Coast Regional Hospital.in Williston.
She was native of Marion County, a homemaker, a loving
and devoted wife, mother and friend. She was a member of
the Morriston Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter Doris Ann George of
Morriston and Palm Beach Gardens and numerous relatives
and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph George
and a daughter Tommie Ruth George.
Funeral services were held Nov. 27, in the Knauff Funeral
Home Chapel.

James Rollin Hudson
James Rollin Hudson, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at
North Florida Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hudson was a fourth generation Levy Countian and a
life-long resident of Chiefland.
At about four years old, he was chosen as the baby boy
candidate representing the babies delivered by Dr. W.
C. Young. He graduated from Chiefland High School in
1954 and shortly after he became a part of various family'
businesses encompassing Hudson Spreader Service, Hudson
Food Stores, Hudson Properties and at the time of his death
he was president of Hudson Farms, Inc. He was an avid deer
and bird hunter. '
He was'awmemiber of First Baptist Church of Chiefland and'
formerly taught Sunday School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lena
Hudson and late wife, Kay Hogan Hudson. Survivors include
his wife, Judy Hudson, Chiefland; son, Rollin Hudson (Nina),
Chiefland; daughter, Jennie Lynn Hudson-Lane (Keith),
Chiefland; stepdaughters, Kim Vickery, Teresa Johnson,
both of Tallahassee and Jennifer Costello, Gainesville;'sister,
Earlene Smith, Chiefland and four grandchildren, Lacee,
Reagan, Aubrey and J.R. and nine step-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 28 at. at First Baptist Church of
Chiefland with Dr. Darel Mitchell and the Rev. Bob Block
officiating. Burial followed in Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of KnauffFuneral Home,
Chiefland.

Dr. Gary Benjamin Lott
Dr. Gary Benjamin Lott, 65, of Palatka died-at his home.
He was a native of Bronson and had resided in Palatka for
29 years.
He received his, bachelor's and doctoral degrees from
Florida State University. He was retired from St. Johns River
Community College as executive vice president emeritus.
During his career, Dr. Lott received numerous awards for
achievement including the Governor's Energy Award in 1986
and 1990, The United States Department of Energy Award
for Energy Innovation 1990, The Davis Productivity Award in
1993 From Florida Tax Watch and the state of Florida.
Dr. Lott was a Rotarian and served as the Rotary Club of
Palatka President in 2001-2002. He was also a Paul Harris
Fellow. He was the President of the Putnam Chapter of the
American Cancer Society in 1988-89 and was a member of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a member and
deacon of the College Road Church of Christ. Dr. Lott was a
descendant of one of Florida's pioneer cattle ranching families.
He was a friend, a scholar, a cowboy, a hunter, and a family



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man who loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren and
his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lott
and Edna Lee Partin Lott, and a son Gary Kevin Lott. He is
survived by his wife of 25 years, Phyllis Lott of Palatka, a son
Ben Lott of Chiefland, two daughters and sons-in- law, Kristie
and Hank Johnson of Bostwick and Heather and Cris Jones of
Palatka, a brother and sister-in-law, John R. and Zelda Lott of
Bronson and eight grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Trenton,
Brett, Aubrey, Tres, Kallie, and Cristopher Jr.
Services were held Nov. 26 at the Fine Arts Auditorium on
the Palatka Campus of St. Johns River Community College,
located on College Road. Burial followed at Oak Hill West
Cemetery in Palatka. Arrangements are under the direction of
Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home, Palatka.

Carlos Franklin Lowman
Carlos Franklin Lowman of Williston died Monday, Nov.
20, 2006. He was 84.
Mr. Lowman was born in Raleigh and came to Williston
from Lakeland seven years ago. He was a produce purchaser.
He was a Presbyterian and a member of
American Legion and Pro Bowlers of Florida.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, was an
avid Gator fan and enjoyed spending time with
his family.
He was preceded in death by both parents,
his wife, Doris Ann Wood Lowman; two
brothers, Charles (Rowdy) Lowman and Billy
(Dusty) Lowman; and one sister, Ethel (Dena)
Shoening
Graveside services were held Nov. 25, 2006 at Orange Hill
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home,
Williston.

Helen Anderson Mercer
Helen Anderson Mercer, 93, of Dublin, Ga. died Nov. 23,
2006 in Dublin.
Formerly from Dixie County, she was born in Tampa on
Dec. 5, 1912 to Maximo Menendez and Herminia Coalla
Mlenendez.
ne z. She and her husband Chris Anderson owned
Chris' Restaurant in Fanning Springs.
After the death of Chris she moved to
Dublin, Ga, meeting and marrying Ted Mercer
.. who also preceded her in death. She was a
schoolteacher for Dixie County for 36/2 years
before retiring.
Mrs. Mercer was a member of the Jefferson
Street Baptist Church, a member of the Order or Eastern Star
#175, Past Worthy Matron Amaranth #4 in Dublin, Ga. and
Past Royal Matron.
She is survived by her stepsons, Ben Mercer and Steve
Mercer of Dexter, Ga.; six step-grandchildren and five step-
great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral sern ices for Helen were held Sunday, Nov. 26 at the
'"Jefferson Street'Baptlst'Church in Dub~*p;l,. with'thie Rev.
Jay Moore officiating.
Graveside services were held Nov. 27. at the Old Town
Cemetery, Old Town.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home, Cross City.

Louise Rice
Louise Rice of Williston died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at
Park Meadows Health & Rehab Center. She was 87.
Mrs. Rice was born in Madison and came to Williston from
Perry two years ago. She was an LPN. She was a member
of Bronson Church of God. Her favorite hobby was to be
out fishing. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and
grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. W.J.
Rice; a son, Tommy Rhodes; and a daughter, Jean Read.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca "Becky" McKinley
(the Rev. Jack McKinley) of Williston; grandchildren Randy,
Rodney and Rocky McKinley; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Destiny Community
Church, Newberry. Interment followed at Newberry
Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of KnauffFuneral Home,
Williston.

Raymond Lamar Tew
Raymond Lamar Tew, 63 of Trenton, died Saturday, Nov.
25 at his home.
Born and reared in the Dothan, Ala. area, he
had lived for years in Florida and had a true love
and appreciation for the Florida landscape and
wildlife. He left many beautiful photographs of
his ventures in the swamps and forest. He was
an avid University of Alabama football fan.
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insurance industry and was the co-owner of Badcock and
More Home Furniture in Chiefland. Mr. Tew graduated from
the University of Alabama ard served in the Air National
Guard, He was a member of Priscilla Baptist Church of Bell.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Arthur Tew.
He is survived by his wife, Carol "Kitty" Tew of Trenton,
son Brian Tew of New Orleans, La., son and daughter-in-
law, John and Cindy Ross of Trenton, mother, Jewel Tew of
Columbia, S.C., brothers Virgil (Marilyn) Tew of Panama City
and Windell Tew of Denver, Colo., sister Anice (David) Bell
of Columbia, S.C. ; grandsons, Thomas and Andrew Ross of
Trenton.
Funeral services were Nov. 28 at the Priscilla Baptist
Church in Bell with burial in thechurch cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Service, Chiefland.

Iris L. Touchton
Iris L. Touchton, 62, an Archer resident, died Sunday, Nov.
19, 2006 at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Lake Butler, a graduate of Gainesville
High School class of 1962 and a retired school bus driver
with the Alachua County School system. She was of the
Baptist faith. Survivors include; a son, Willie E. Touchton, Jr.,
Bronson; two daughters, Shauna Rawlins, High Springs and
Lisa Bessent, Trenton; one sister, Lorraine Waters, Alachua
and 14 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery,
Worthington Springs.
Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, was in charge
of arrangements.


Janet Hazard dies at 89

Janet Lee Hazard was born Aug. 21, 1917 of Ignacious
Leewicki and Mildred Kowal, in Chicago, Ill., and was a
resident of Chiefland since 1982.
Raised in Wicker Park and Buck Town neighborhoods, she
attended St. Aloyisius Elementary School and Josephenum
High School. She was the fourth youngest of nine brothers
and sisters whom she survived: Jewel Lee (oldest), Marie ,
Heckman, Frank Lee, Andrew Lee, Stanley Lee, Rose Lehigh,
Gene Lee, Henrietta Jackson and Robert Lee (youngest).
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Hazard of Illinois,
her nephews Robert Lee of Illinois, Gene Hazard of Wisconsin
and Dennis Lee of California and her nieces, Michaelina Lee
of California, Joanne Hazard and Cynthia Lee both of Illinois.
It could be said, however, that she raised many children,
including younger sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews,
Ellen's best friends and neighborhood children.
Anyone who knew Janet knew she always met life on her
terms. She embarked on her life's adventures at 15, going as
far as her money would take her with a one-way ticket from
Chicago to Aurora, Ill..
Wanting to see more of the world, she joined the United
States Army in ithe '1940s where she obtained her GED
and began her.profession as a photographer, a joblshe
pursued because the hours were flexible. (Something of an
accomplishment in itself, as anyone who has endured the
rigors of a military regimen can attest to).
"It was fun to rub elbows with the general, too," she
would declare. Having toured much of the U.S., Janet was
honorably discharged from her final post in Alaska, what was
then still a territory. She loved her time in Alaska, where she
worked as a lifeguard instructor in Juneau, earned her Second
Class Airmen's license, and was a member of the Alaskan
Prospectors Society at Fort Richardson, Elmendorf Field,
Alaska.
Janet returned home to Chicago in the mid 1950s. There she
developed her career industrial photography and married her
childhood friend, Gilbert Zelazek Hazard. Several years later
her sister Rose died and left to Janet's care her two children,
Gene and Joanne, whom she adopted. Then she cared too for
her niece and nephew, Michaelina and, Robert. When Ellen
arrived not long after, she became a full-time mom. She was
a great mom at that.
Janet was bereaved of Gil in 1980; two years later she
moved next door to her sister Marie, at Manatee Springs. She
held a presence in the area as always ready to help people in
need, with special attention to children. In spite of debilitating
mental, pulmonary and heart diseases that marked her final
years, Janet endeavored to keep her independence. Through
hard work, self discipline, and strong will, and with the help
of dear friend, Karen Fishbaugh, she persevered. Janet died in
the peace and comfort of her home on Nov. 17, 2006.
Janet will be remembered for her bright smile, ready
laughter, intelligent conversation, and unwavering loves of
man and nature.
A joint memorial service (we prefer to call it a celebration
of life) was held for Janet and her friend, Margaret Becker, on
Thanksgiving Day.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers Baxley,
Chiefland.


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I NEAL FISHER
LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


From the 'Things I Ponder' list


Last week, our fearless editor,
Carolyn, mentioned in her column
long and unusual hours are part of
the job description for an editor. However,
what she didn't mention was in those long
hours there comes plenty of opportunities
for random thoughts and the possibilities
to notice things that might a person think'
why?
As a sports reported I often think about
things along these lines as I drive home
after a long day and night at the office or
when I am sitting at my desk after finishing
that last article on deadline.
So, without further ado, I present my first
"things that make me ponder" list.
And in the spirit of Thanksgiving and
Christmas, I think it is time for me to print
my, it would make me quite grateful and
peaceful if the powers that be just didn't do
them, because they seem so useless to me.
1) While I find the story of Jimniy
Johnson winning his first Nextel Crown
this year very satisfying, especially in light
of the tragic plane crash that took the lives
of 10 family members and friends of Rick
Hendricks racing two years ago, do we
really need to attack the words finally and
after so may close finishes.
Johnson has been racing in the series
for only four years. Those are words that
describe Bobby Allison winning his only
title in 1983 after 18 years of trying or
Dale Earnhardt capturing his Daytona 500
victory in his 20th attempt.
2) When is the NFL going to wake up
and realize the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
aren't very good and start scheduling
them accordingly? Including this year,
they haven't won more than six games in
three of the last four years, let alone the
playoffs. So why did the NFL think their
match-up against Dallas'on Thanksgiving
be competitive?
3) Speaking of the Buccaneers, after
being run out of town, perhaps Tony Dungy
wasn't such a bad coach after all.
4) After beating Colorado by two
touchdowns in a game that probably
should have been won by a bigger score,
why did Nebraska make them their "big
rival"? After almost a decade of meeting
Oklahoma in the last game of the season
and the game having a huge influence on
the national championship, what was wrong
with the rivalry? Especially considering
the person who was the most adamant
about it, is no longer at Colorado.
5) Speaking of Colorado, do you think
their coach Dan Hawkins is reconsidering
taking the job? His former team, Boise
State went 12-0 and will be playing in a
BCS bowl.
6) When exactly did the tie-in between
the Orange Bowl and the Big 12 end? And
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start going to the Fiesta Bowl? After almost
80 years of the Big 12 champion having a
tie-in with the Orange Bowl, why was there a
'need to change it?
7) Can we please stop complaining about
the BCS, it does what it is supposed to. It
determines the two best teams and places
them in a championship game. Lest I remind
the fans, when there is more than one team
who has a legitimate claim to playing in it,
the argument is the same for any team who
doesn't get chosen and only two teams can
play in one game.
8) When will college administrators and
the powers admit if their football coaches
don't beat the "big rival", they get fired.
Case in point: Mike Shula, who was fired
from the Alabama head-coaching job
yesterday. He was 0-4 against Auburn. Case
in point 2: John Cooper, who was 1-9 against
Michigan during his time at Ohio State. Do
you think Lloyd Carr is starting to sweat? He
is 1-5 against Ohio State since Jim Tressel
became the head coach of the Buckeyes.
9) Speaking of college football coaches,
when will they learn to avoid taking a job
after a legend? Case in point: Alabama again
(Bear Bryant), Michigan (Bo Schembechler),
and Ohio State (Woody Hayes).
10) Are we paying more attention to Tony
Romo, because he has magically lifted the
Dallas Cowboys to "the best team in the
NFC" status in five starts or because he
supposedly is dating Jessica Simpson?
11) When will coaches, whether great or
mediocre, stop hiring their sons? You can't
fire them and if they are successful, they are
constantly being told they are not as good as
their father. Do the names JeffBowden, Skip
Holtz and Jay Paterno mean anything to the
coaching fraternity?
12) Finally, when will owners realize that
because a players grfat, it doesn't mean '1"
he has the ability to work as an executive?
-A'fterfrve years of futility, doesanyone really
think the Lions are going to get better with
Matt Millen as their general manager?
And just to show I do have thoughts about
items other than sports, here are a couple
more questions to ponder.'
1) Why do television companies announce
all new episodes when a show is in its first
year? If a show is iin its first year, of course,
the episodes have never been seen before.
2) Why do people refer to a person's death
as untimely? When is a person's death
timely?
S3) When a medicine company advertises a
great new product, they always seem to have
possible side effects like drowsiness, sore
throats and palpitations. And why are those
kinds of symptoms only "side effects"?
Pondering Neal Fisher is. the sports
reporter for the Levy County Journal. He
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Cooper found himself
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strapping on his helmet for a
night of racing. -
After winning the heat race
and finishing second in the
feature contest, the passion
he had for the sport when
he was in high school was
rekindled. He would win the
last five races of the season at
Ocala Speedway.
Since then he has run
in just about every series
Florida offers, but has settled
on the Gulf Coast Series for
the time being after a top five


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
Bronson might be a small
undiscovered town to most,
but with racer Robbie Cooper
rising through the ranks of
Florida's motor sports that
could soon change. .
After racing during his
high school days, he decided
to return to the asphalt and
concrete of Florida's tracks
full time five years ago and
hasn't looked back since
then.
2006 marked his most
successful season to date as
he placed fourth in the Gulf
Coast Modified
Series and won
several races
in other series.
Included among
his other wins
this past season
were victories
at Orlando
Speedworld in
the FASCAR
series and a
triumph at
Columbia
Motorsports Park in Lake
City driving a sportsman
machine.
"I like the sport because
it is a self disciplined sport,
Cooper said. "Nobody is
going to get in your face like
other sports. Either you do
what you need to do to get
better or you don't get better,
because there is nobody there
to make sure you do the
things you need to do. There
is so much opportunity to
succeed if one is willing to
work hard.
"And of course I love the
adrenaline. It is a lot like a
roller coaster. There is also
the challenge of making the
car befe&. '-?Thatis ''18tf ik6
a puzzle, you have to keep
trying until you find the right
combination and that takes
self-discipline."
The journey began five
years ago when one of
Cooper's friends needed help
with his racing engine. While
working on the engine, the
friend harassed him to drive
one of his cars he wasn't
running at Ocala Speedway.
After a rather lengthy period
of time being harassed,


At the age of 36 Cooper
realizes the fame and fortune
of racing in a national series
might never come his way,
but looking at his biography
it is easy to understand why
he has been successful up to
this point in his career.
Born in New Castle
Indiana, Cooper came to
Florida before he celebrated
his first birthday when the
company his father worked
for transferred him. He
spent portions of his youth
in Ocala, Morriston and
Williston before settling in


Bronson during his middle
school days.
After graduating from high
school he served a six year
stint in the Marines, rising to
the rank of Sergeant.
"I think serving in the
Marines helpedme as a racer,"
Cooper said. "Like I said,
racing is a self-disciplined
sport and you can't get
through boot camp or receive
promotions without having it.
The self-discipline I needed
in the Marines carried over
into starting my business and
then into my racing career."
After his time in the service
he moved back to Bronson
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house he grew up in. When
he moved back he opened
up Bronson Lube. It is a
full service automobile shop
ranging from mechanical
repairs to towing assistance
via wrecker.
"I started offwith nothing,"
Cooper said. "The wreckers
really supported the shop
until I got some money and
stability. When we started
to get some money, we were
able to renovate the shop and


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series in 2005. He has pulled
into victory lane in every year
since he returned to racing.
"He is very adaptable and
listens," Jimmy Cope, owner
of Jimmy Cope Racing and
Cooper's sponsor, said. "A
lot of people don't take what
you say to heart. But when
somebody like Robbie does,
it makes my job a lot easier.
"He is an absolute
competitor and wins at every
kind of track, even if it is one
he doesn't like. He is like a
duck in water at a racetrack.
He just adapts to it. That is
the mark of a good racer. He -
has. won his share of races,
because he has "the same
attitude win or lose."
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Indians start season with win over Seven Rivers


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
After a run of seven
consecutive post season
appearances the Indians have
fallen on hard times, but with
the attitude of "new season,
new era" they could be
dancing again in March.
Admittedly, head coach
Dennis Webber sees it as a
situation where everything
Should have to go the Indians
way, but after last season's
'7-17 campaign, the roster is
loaded with good athletes.
"We are in something of
a. rebuilding phase, but we
have good players this year,"
Webber said. "They need to
develop, but we have some
quickness and they are good
Athletes. That is something a
i program can always build off
Sof.
"I think the possibility
to develop quick enough to
make the playoffs this year
is possible, but it is more
probable that when the year
'ends I will be saying, I know
where the program has been
:and I know where we have
to go. If we can improve on
:last year's record and see the
players, continue to develop,
it will be a good year."
Leading the way is a quartet
of returning varsity players,
guard Amp Henry, center
SRyan Sprawling, guard Lester
-Jackson and guard/forward
Jairus Wimberly.
After playing on last year's
Junior varsity squad, guard
SReggie McClendon, forward/
center Tommy Sheffield,
guard Mike Durr, forward
Daniel Galpin and forward
'Steven Davis get the call to
put on the varsity uniforms.
SAdversity was expected,
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but it came in an
unexpected form
as both Wimberly
i and Davis are
ineligible to
play until late
December.
The team got its
first look at how
far it has come and
how far it has to go
on Monday as the
Indians opened
its 2006-2007
campaign with a
43-35 victory over
Seven Rivers.
Trailing 21-
9 at halftime
the team took a
tongue lashing
from Webber and
responded with a
big 'second half.
They scored the
first six points of
the third quarter
and then after a
basket by Seven
Rivers upped the
visitors' lead to
eight, the Indians
went on a 17-4 run
to take the lead.
Holding a 32-
27 lead the team
exchangedbaskets
with Seven Rivers
the rest of the
way to claim their
first victory of the
season.
"We didn't do
anything in the
first half," Webber
said. "We (the
coaches) made
Journal photo by Neal Figervery clear at halftime
they didn't do anything and
Webber's halftime needed to start playing in our
erked up and shut system. The system creates a
q the 21-9 deficit. strong, defense and turnovers


and when they started to do
it, we began to cut into the
lead. It was the defense that
made it happen.
"We (the coaches) told
Sheffield he could be our
garbage man. We need
somebody to get those
rebounds. They were getting
a lot of second and third
opportunity baskets. When
we' stopped that, Seven
Rivers wasn't scoring as
much. I am proud .of the
kids for coming back, but we
had two technicals. That is
unacceptable and we need to
improve our attitude."
The Indians showed their
defense can be extremely
powerful when it is played
with intensity and focus
as they went to a full court
diamond press against Seven
Rivers. Look for them to use
their speed and quickness on
defense throughout the season
as Coach Webber expects
the team to use a variety of
presses and zone. Among
them is a 1-3-1 man defense
and a full court trap.
"The team is not big,"
Webber said. "We are about
average size, but we have
some quickness and once
again good athletes who can
wear opponents down with
their conditioning, so we will
try to match our size with our
opponents."
That means the Indians will
try to score off of transition
plays and by slashing to
the basket. He likened his
players to those often found at.
Midwest schools like Indiana,
Ohio State, Wisconsin and
Michigan. He also stressed
it is essential for the Indians
to run their half court offense
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when they cannot score off of
transition play.
The coach was referring
specifically to the team
improving on their ability
to set up screens, cutting to
the basket and rotating as
the season continues. Also
the team needs to learn that
when the offense is run to
its conclusion they will get
better shots and looks at the
basket.
The team will be tested
throughout the season as
they are in one of the state's
strongest districts with P.K.
Yonge, Williston, Newberry,
Ft. White and Dixie County.
Along with Newberry, Taylor
County will provide the
Indians with an extremely
physical opponent.
For the last nine years
the Indians have played
basketball under the
philosophy of defense creates,
offense,, when they had the
athletes and talent it took
them a long way.
However, their record the
last few years might suggest
otherwise, but with an
extremely athletic team this
year, they might just steal a
few victories to get into the
state playoffs and prove that
philosophy to be true again.
It wasn't a masterpiece, but
their win in their opening
game is a good start to that
end.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


JV Indians scalp Seven Rivers Iada'leshow 1
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BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
The purpose of the
Chiefland Indians' Junior
Varsity boys' basketball team.
is to prepare the athletes
to play at the varsity level.
However, a good won-loss
record has always been
something a program can rest
its laurels on.
With that said, the Indians
opened their season last
Monday night with a grind it
out, methodically overwhelm
the opponent, 45-16 victory
over Seven Rivers.
"Of course we hope and
want to do better than the
record we had last year,
(5-13), but we are here to
develop the fundamentals the
players will need to play at
the varsity level,"'head coach
Mark Lundy'said.
"A lot of these guys have
never played at this level
before and I was pleased with
what they did tonight. They
still have some work to do,
but considering it was the
first game for them, it was
something we can build on."
Led by Marquis Jackson,
the team began the game


with two consecutive baskets
before Seven Rivers answered
with a free throw. The Indians
pressure defense and quick
hands led to several turnovers
as Chiefland rolled to a 7-1
lead at the end of the first.
They extended it 13 points
at halftime and finished off
the visitors with a 20 point
explosion in the final stanza.
SJacksonledtheteamwith 13
points and several key assists
to give the other shooters easy
looks at the basket. Daniel
Webb complimented the high
scorer with nine points of his
own.
"I am proud of the guys'
work ethic and it showed
tonight," Lundy said. "We
will have tougher games, but
they really did a good job for
the season opener tonight.
"They were unselfish and
*played really good defense.
"Those are the things that
win ball games. We still
need to work on playing
smarter in critical situations,
but they showed some good
fundamentals."
With the victory under
their belts the team shows the
promise of having a roster


Journal photo by Neal Fisher
THE INDIANS used their spped and quickness to
negate Seven Rivers size as they were never seri-
ously challenged.

full of future varsity players players, Zac Tyson and Josh
as the coach indicated is their Wasson, to form the core of
goal. the team.
Jackson returns from last
year as well as two other See JV Page 12


Klug wins on the links under new format


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
CHIEFLAND-With a new change in its format and scoring,
the Chiefland Women's Golf.Association's annual handicap
tournament kicked off last week.
In order to make the tournament fairer and put more
emphasis on its play in every round, the association changed
from its winner-loser bracket format to a double elimination
system with winners determined by match play.
The results were some exciting and formidable play,
including a sudden death shootout, an upset among its top
four seeds, four first round matches being determined by one
stroke and all eight contests ending with a difference of no
more than five shots.
"The first round was really exciting, which is what we
wanted when we changed the format and scoring system,"
Marilee Leonard, the president of the association said; 'It really
puts a premium on-giving the golfers with higher handicaps
the opportunity to win and adVance.
"And it really makes the golfers with lower handicaps have
to play their best. They are at a disadvantage and it says
something when they win. It makes for some great competition
and it was an interesting first round. Playing in the tournament
really added to the enjoyment of the holidays."
With the change in its format, it produced the results
expected as three of the eight lower seeds won and advanced
to the winner's bracket. Perhaps, the biggest benefactor of
the new system was Nancy Klug as she claimed victory over
the second seeded Leonard.
Maggie Knapp and Mary Lindsey were the two other higher
seeds that lost. The three will now have to win the tournament
by coming through the loser's bracket.
Among the highlights of the first round was Fran Ice's 50-
foot chip-in birdie on the first hole. It set the tone for the
match and her opponent, Knapp, had trouble recovering and
never quite got into a rhythm.
Ruth Baker did the same on the fifth hole in her match. It
gave her a big boost and began a roll of pars and birdies over
the latter half of her match, leading to victory.
Barbara Ahola held serve with her top seed by putting for
two birdies on the second and seventh holes.
Leonard and Klug played a nip and tuck affair, which was
finally decided on the 18th hole. Entering the final hole tied,
Klug pulled out the victory by getting the ball to drop two
strokes sooner.
For all of its excitement, the tournament waited for its
last match to put the panache on its first round. With Freida


Martin and Betty Altieri tied after finishing the 18 holes, they
played a sudden death shootout.
Altieri, with an excellent read on her putt, won the hole by
a stroke and was declared the winner of their match.
"This format of double elimination and match play was
definitely more in your face," Leonard said. "But it was a
lot more fun for everyone. We have a great group of women
and it was something everyone could participate in and be a
part of.
"Everyone has a better chance of winning and it takes away
the unfairness of having a winners and loser's bracket. It
helps with the camaraderie and gives our new members a way
to spend time with the other golfers. The highlights definitely
made it worth changing."
SMatch play means the victor is determ~ edWby who inms
the most holes. Double elimination means each golfer is
allowed to lose two matches before being eliminated from the
tournament.
After the excitement of the first round, the association plans
on continuing with this year's changes in the future.
The winner's name will be added to the plaque hanging
in the entrance of the clubhouse and will receive a monetary
prize on the last day of seasonal play in May.


First Round Results:
#1 Barbara Ahola defeated
#15 Nancy Klug defeated
#3 Patsy Sheppard defeated
#4 Betty Altieri defeated
playoff
#12 Fran Ice defeated
#6 Jeannie Clark defeated
+1
#10 Ruth Baker defeated
#8 Pat Renaud defeated


#16 Betty Beck by +5
#2 Marilee Leonard by +1
#14 Denise Boyle by +2
#13 Freida Martin by +1 in a

#5 Maggie Knapp by +4
#11 Arma Beauchamp by

#7 Mary Lindsay by +2
#9 Jan Hendrix by +1


Winner's bracket: (handicap in parenthesis)
1 Barbara Ahola (-11) vs 8 Pat Renaud (-23)
4 Betty Altieri (-17) vs 12 Fran Ice (-30)
15 Nancy Klug (-34) vs 10 Ruth Baker (-26)
3 Patsy Sheppard (-13) vs 6 Jeannie Clark (-20)

Loser's Bracket: (loser is eliminated)
16 Betty Beck (-35) vs 9 Jan Hendrix (-25)
13 Freida Martin (-30) vs 5 Maggie Knapp (-20)
2 Marilee Leonard (-12) vs 7 Mary Lindsay (-21)
14 Denise Boyle (-33) ,vs 11 Arma Beauchamp (-26)


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Softball Notes:
The adult softball league started their annual playoff
tournament on Tuesday as well.
Other Doings:
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Williston's Lady Devils take to the court


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
WILLISTON-11/20 The
Lady Devils used a tight
defense and their ability to box
on out on the offensive end to
turn a three point deficit at the
end of the first quarters into a
16 point halftime lead. They
continued to rely on what has
become the hallmark of this
year's team, increasing the lead
to 23 points halfway through
the third quarter. They then
held off a furious rally by the
Rock before falling by three
points. The Rock was able to
mount the rally when the Lady
Devils lost their intensity and
allowed the home team to get
some easy baskets.
However, the tight defense
and good boxing out forced the
Rock's ball handlers to pick up
their dribble and blocked their
line of sight, which led to bad
decisions and a lack of passing"
options. Easy transition
baskets for the Lady Devils
ensued. When the Lady Devils

*Cooper
focus more on racing.
There were times during
the early years when I had
everything packed up to go
racing and then I got a call for
the wrecker.
"So, I couldn't go to the
race, because I had to do what
paid the bills. But now that
we have some stability and
growth I have people who
can hold down the fort. It is
really rewarding to be able to
race now and it is great for
me, because when the green
drops it's a nice release from
work. I just have a total love
for the sport."
Cooper also feels racing
has helped him get closer


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were forced into their half
court offense, they continued
to get high percentage shots
with' their second and third
.chance opportunities. Ciearra
led the way with 26 points and
her 10 rebounds were essential
to the second and third chance
baskets on the offensive end.
Margaret Brown added 18
points.
11/21 After seeing a 23
point lead reduced to three,
the Lady Devils came into this
game determined not to let
it happen again. Their goals
were to hold Interlachen to as
Sfew field goals as possible and
keep their intensity for the full
four quarters. They did not
disappoint as they opened the
game with a 20-2 run and never
looked back. Inspired by the
near debacle the night before,
the team caused an abundance
of turnovers using their half
court trap and full court press,
leading to easy baskets and a
quick lead which kept growing.
Margaret Brown came up big


to his family. He is married
to Angelia and the couple
has a daughter, Kellie, 14
He is very grateful for their
support, their decision to
become interested in the sport
and their presence at all of the
races he competes at.
Speaking of family, his
father, Tom Cooper, was also
an influence on what would
eventually become a passion
for racing. The older Cooper
was a well known racer
and car owner himself who
moved into the announcing
booth after his retirement
from competition.
Among the men he looks
up to is Zephyr Hills' racer


The other two starters are Eric Ruland and Daniel Webb.
Like the varsity team, the squad showed their defense can
be extremely powerful when it is played- with intensity and
focus.
Also like the varsity, look for them to use their speed and
quickness on defense throughout the season as Coach Lundy
expects the team to use a variety of presses and zones. Among
them is a 1-3-1 man defense and a full court trap.
"Our goal is to see improvement in our players as the
season progresses," Lundy said. "I think we got off to a good
start tonight. I tell the players there are no district titles or


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again, this time accounting for
22 points. Portia Brown and
Angel Floyd came up big as
well, combining for 40 points
as the Lady Devils began the
season with a 4-0 mark.
After winning theii first
two games, the Lady Devils
continued their good start as
they took two more victories
and upped their record to 4-
0. With Coach Jason Odom
stressing defense, creating
turnovers and rebounding, the
team is beginning to show the
characteristics of a consistent
winner.
"It was important we got off
to the 4-0 start," Odom said.
"The team went from not even
being sure what its aspirations
were to a very confident squad.
They have a positive attitude
and feel they can play and win
with anyone. We are heading
into the meat of our schedule
and district play and we will
need it."
Theteam takes on district foes
Chiefland and Ft. White with'


rival Hawthorne sandwiched
in between. The team then
will have three more district
games to start December. It
could be a make or break for
the first year coach's squad.
Coming into this stretch with a
4-0 record will be decisive in
their preparation.
However, the team is. still
struggling with their offense
and free throws. It wasn't as
important an issue in their first
four games as it will be during
this upcoming stretch of six
games. .
"We are executing the
offense well enough to put up
points, but it is not being used
to all of its potential," Odom
said. "They players don't
always see beyond the second
and third options and they have
to be patient to do that. That
will important against our next
few opponents, because they
can make us pay for it."
The defense and transition
game has been the cornerstone
of their undefeated start and


it should .continue to keep the
Lady Devils in games, if they
are struggling with the half
court offense.,
They have proven they
can rebound, block shots and
create turnovers with a tenacity
and focus few can. Odom
is pleased with their ability
to see the big picture when it
comes to defense and making
second and third offensive
opportunities for themselves.
They aware of the changes,
it requires on that end of the
court and what it fully can do.
With the players buying into
the first year coach's belief in
his system built on defense and
rebounding, the team should be
a 'challenge for any opponent.
As they head into their
upcoming district games, the
question is have they learned
from the game that almost got
away and do they have enough
offense to win games in the
final seconds?


Continued from page 8


Reutimann who was the 2004
NASCAR Craftsman Truck
Series Champion and finished
third' in last year's points
standings. He will be driving
in the Busch Series next year
for Michael Waltrip.
Cooper mentioned the
Zephyr Hills' native, because
after many years of paying
his dues in the state of Florida
he got the call to come to the
big show when he was also in
his mid-thirties.
Growing up in.the '70s and
'80s, Cooper also developed
affection for the drivers of that
era. In his opinion, drivers
like Dale Earnhardt, Richard


Petty, David Pearson,. Cale
Yarborough, Terry Labonte
and the Allisons, had to
earn their way into the show
through hard work and by
driving their heart out.
So while Levy County
might not have an abundance
of men who make left-handed
turns on the concrete and
asphalt, with Robbie Cooper
at the helm of a two ton piece
of cyclical machinery inside
a steel and metal chassis
the area's quality is sure to
remain high for many years
to come.
And the pride he has being
a native of Levy County is


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Around Levy County


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


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Bronson Middle/High names honor students


Bronson Middle/High
School announces its Princi-
pal's List and Honor Roll for
the first nine weeks.
Principal's List
6th Grade
Helen Bingham
Sadie Lastra
Savannah Pompeo
SJeremiah Roe
Pablo Sanchez
Micaela Studstill
SKyndall Turner
Ashley Wonderly
8'" Grade
SElijah Merkel
Natalie Miaoulis
SKatelyn Norris
9"th Grade
Kelby Barber
SZachary Hamilton
Kimberly Hill
SKaylee King
Sara Shouse
SRebecca Warren
S10'h Grade
Seana Richards
11th Grade
SDaniel Boyd
S'Ashley King
? Angela Massa



WWII

BY DOT HALVORSEN
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL
All WW II veterans are
invited to join us on Thurs-
day, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at
the -Homestead Restaurant
in Fanning Springs for odur
Christmas party.
George Gunther will again
direct us as we sing some


Jessica Southard
Angela Watson
12th Grade
Amanda Bruce
Corinne Keeton
Shannon Panetta
Emma Powers
Latrice Sinclair
Crystal Sousa
Melissa Washington

A/B Honor Roll
6'h Grade
Diana Cervantes
Moira Hatch
Christina Hightower
Teresa Hughes,
Howard Moore
Asia Powell
James Shouse
Andrianna Wofford
7'" Grade
Lily Blackburn
Dennis Bright
Cristina Cook
Stephanie Cooper
Amber Humphreys
Timothy King
Megan Knowles
Billie Neeley
Brooke Steeves


Christmas carols.
We are meeting on Dec. 7
in remembrance of Pearl Har-
bor Day. This will mark the
65th year since that infamous
day.
There will be no gift ex-
change. This year we'll bring
an unwrapped gift for "Toys
for Tots." Please, no stuffed


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Thursday, Nov. 30
S>Tourism meeting, Bronson, 6 p.m.
Music at the library, Williston, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2
>Divorcing parents' class, Chiefland, 9 a.m.
>iWinter Festival, Chiefland, 9 a.m.
IAMVETS sale, Bronson
NoSafety fair, Williston, 10 a.m.
Christmas parade, Chiefland, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
IToys for Tots registration, Bronson, 9 a.m.
I-Soil and Water Board, Bronson, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7
>WWII vets meet, Fanning Springs, 11:30 a.m.
loBook signing, Bronson, 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8
ISVP auditions, Chiefland, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9
S.Basket auction, Williston, 10 a.m.
S1'Festival of Lights, Fanning Springs, 9 a.m.
N Boat Parade, Fanning Springs, 6:30 p.m.
SSunday, Dec. 10
>~Victorian holiday,Haile Plantation, noon
Thursday, Dec. 14
i-Legislative delegation, Bronson, 2:30 p.m.


Detailed descriptions of these events are contained
elsewhere in the Levy County Journal.


Sarah Trimm
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Amanda Andrews
Alexander Bauder
Hayden Bedford
Katherine Dykes
Tiffany Dykes
Nikki Feagle
Tiffany Hopkinson
Caleb Hulbert
Cody Inman
Ashley Schuenemann
Brittany Smith
Harley Stephens
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Nancy Alfonso
Jake Anderson
Megan Brown
Barbara Clemons
Mary Conquest
Cody Devine
Matthew Drysdale
Karrie Kelly
Eryn Lake
Felicia McKinney
Ashley Patterson
Millie Petrie
Raymond Powers
Dinah Ramos
Michael Sinclair
Darius Thomas


animals.
If you have any questions
call Dick or Dot Halvorsen at
352-542-7697.
Our snow birds are flock-
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Williams and Jim and Ann
Disney are back in Florida.
God bless all of you and
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Tuesday


for Toys


for Tots


.The Marine Corps League
is accepting applications to
register children for Toys for
Tots at Bronson Town Hall
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Applications will be avail-
able there and can be filled
out at that time. You will
need the names and ages of
the children, and you must
bring a Social Security card
for each minor.
You will also need to bring
your driver's license for iden-
tification as the legal guardian
of the minor(s).
Toy distribution will take
place on Friday, Dec. 15 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chiefland
at the First United Methodist
Church at 707 North Main
St.
For more information you
may contact Trudy at 486-
.4764 or Lonnie at 352-283-
0635.


Haley Wheeler
Rebecca Wilkerson
Enrique Wiseman.
Kayla Wygant
10th Grade
Caitlin Adamson
Abigail Armstrong
Patrick Bedford
Brittney Brown
Kimberly Buan
Matthew Connell
Cynthia Dorman
Dakota Dowling
Travis Fletcher
Samantha Gramze
Brittany Griffin


Jessica Hafers
Derek Hauser
Carl King
Jamaine King
Ryan Manfready
Jacquelyn Matos,
Mercedes McClain
Benjamin Nutt
Sarah Parkin
Kristel Phelps
Megan Price
Melody Roldan
Christine Schroeder
Jakob Williams
Dallis Young
11th Grade


Jessica Blankenship
Crystal Gordan
Nikki Lever
Jessica Milam
Veronica Monroy
Andrew Moore
Jacob Robinson
Jessica Rodriguez
Janarelys Rosario
Chelsa Thomas
12th Grade
Sarah Barbour
Daniel Bishop
Derek Blanchard
Robert Collins


Buses are now unstuffed


At the new Teacher Depot, it took less than
90 minutes for 58 teachers from seven schools
in Bronson, Chiefland and Williston to "un-
stuff" the buses of school supplies collected
by the Levy County School Foundation in the
first "stuffthe bus" project.
Thousands of dollars of items were donat-
ed by local businesses and individuals to re-
duce the "out-of-pocket expenses" of teach-
ers. A teacher arriving 45 minutes after, the
door opened noted, "Great idea, but the early
bird gets the worm. There just wasn't enough'
to go around."
Keith Stewart of Morriston, chairman of
the project said, "We plan to make collection
a year round event and cash donations are es-
pecially helpful for bulk purchasing."


The school district is providing a building
for storage so anytime during the year,, busi-
nesses or individuals that have items to donate
may call the foundation, 486-5231 to have the
items picked up. Out of date printed materi-
als, cups, pencils, replaced computers, print-
ers and other items can be used by teachers.
In addition to the "Teacher Depot", the
Levy County School Foundation is compos-
ing a "wish list" for teachers on the founda-
tion website-digital cameras and printers,
world globes are among the items.
Log on to www.levyschoolsfoundation.org
or LCSF@levy.kl2.fl.us to see the many pro-
grams of the foundation and access the wish
list.


KEITH STEWART, chairman of Stuff
the Bus, top, assists teachers in lo-
cating school supplies at the Teach-
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is one of the first to arrive to collect
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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


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


How to Place Your Ad


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Fax:


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


Email: mblitch,@'le\vjournal.com
Visit: 13 South Main Street, Chiefland


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

440 South Court Street, Broil


Miscellaneous




Persona'
105
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

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.
Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www.
drugrehab.net


1 Notic
EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL
SITE has about 700 feet on.
east side of HWY.'s 19, 27, 98
and SR 55 in Fanning Springs.
This beautiful location has
median cross-over and curb
cuts. Call Gerri, 352 463-0700
or 352- 221-4056 for rental
information. 12/14b

WAY DOWN ON THE SUWAN-
NEE.RIVER. OTTER SPRINGS
RV PARK I- SN lWe6OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC. Come enjoy THE
GREAT OUTDOORS, at -OT-
TER SPRINGS RV RESORT.
More than 820 pristine acres
along the beautiful Suwannee
River, with two-second magni-
tude springs. Level, pull thru, full
hook up RV sites, tent camping,
cabins, swimming pool, two bath
houses, picnic building, spring
house lodge, small church and
much more. These facilities
are also available for meetings,
weddings, retreats, scouts and
special events. CHECK US OUT
NOW IF YOU ENJOY CAMP-
ING, FISHING, HIKING, CA-
NOEING, SWIMMING, BIKING,
AND BIRD WATCHING Day,
week or monthly rates. WWW.
OTTERSPRINGS:COM. OR
CALL 352 463-0800 OR 800
883-9107 12/14b


125 Sery
TREES, TREES, TREES. Langs-
ton Tree Services, Inc. Call (352)
490-4456. tfnb

MAKO PLASTERING &
PAINTING, Quality assurance,
residential & commercial. Stucco,
drywall repair, interior hardcoats.
CC#1555, insured. Rick Layman,
ofc: 352-486-4316, fax: 352-486-
2804; John Layman, home: 352-
486-7096. 12/28p


Help Wantf
210 Full tim.a
FULL TIME ACCOUNTING
POSITION, Local professional
accounting firm hasan immediate
opening for a full time accounting
position. We are a full. service
accounting firm providing audit,
tax, and business management
services. An accounting degree
is preferred, but business related
experience will be considered.
Non-Smoking office. Mail or fax
resume and cover letter to P.O.
Box 1777 Chiefland, FL 32644,
(Fax) 352-493-7107. 12/30b
CHIEFLAND POLICE
DEPARTMENT is accepting
applications for fulltime police
officers. Applicant must pass
background check, physical,
drug screening, possess valid
Florida driver's license, and have
current Florida Police Standards.
Positions open until filled.
Applications may be obtained
at 14'East Park Avenue. EEO.
11/30b
CHIEFLAND POLICE
Department is accepting
applications TolM-ime evening
DISPATCHER position. Applicant
requirements are high school
diploma or GED equivalent, pass
drug screening and background
check. Experience helpful but
will train. Salary negotiable with
experience. Position open until
filled. Applications available at 14
East Park Avenue. EEO 11/30b
R entails


301
Commer~
330 Property fo.
EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL
SITE has about 700 feet on
east side of HWY.'s 19, 27, 98
and SR 55 in Fanning Springs.
This beautiful location has
median cross-over and curb
cuts. Call. Gerri, 352 463-0700
or 352- 221-4056 for rental
information. 12/14b
Want to
335 .
LEVY COUNTY.JOURNAL re-
porter needs a place to lay his
head at night. Outstanding sports
writer is forced to commute three
hours and really wants to make a
home base in Levy County. If you
have a spare room, small apart-.
ment or mobile home you want
to rent for $200-$300 a month or
if you need a roommate to share
expenses, call Neal at 813-335-
1095 or,352-490-4462.


Miscellany
550 i

NEW MOWER & CHAIN SAW
PARTS: Stihl, Husqvarna, Ayp,
Murray, Sears, MTD, Briggs,
Kohler, Robin, and Honda.
Blades for most mowers. Beau-
champ Saw Shop. 352-493-4904


OCALA NATIONAL FOREST 1/14/07
lots $500 down,, $199/month.
Owner: 352-624-2215, 352-236- Want fl
4579, www.ocalaforestland.com/
2nd 12/28p 5 .
SSale WILLISTON RECYCLE Sa
FOr Sal$50.00 premium for ca
trucks. Cash for all types
S metal. Call today 528-
5 U 12/7p

Auctioi Recreation
910
FAT GOOSE AUCTION will 6
be holding another great 6 1
auction this Friday in downtown
Chiefland at 7:00 pm. Always- Boats &
outstanding estate merchandise. 605
Our box lots start at 6:30 pm. A
collection of Budweiser ifems, MOBILE MARINE SEF
great primitives, washstands, Boat motors wanted, de
Maytag ringer washer, great alive! 352-486-4316 12/281
art work to include 1909 C.M.
Russell oil on canvas "The al
Trail.Boss", estate jewelry lots ls0.
of gold & diamonds, vintage
costume jewelry. Ox yoke, great
glassware from a:darge "estate,-" '
2 ivintaoa Black FprestnrGukoo, co
clocks, outstandirngvintage arrow School Board of Levy C<
heads. Vintage black fox muff w/ Meeting Times
zipper pocket, signed "Gone with
the Wind" lamp, several other The School Board of
nice lamps. Fumiture of all types County has set their m
- bedroom sets, livingroom sets, times for the coming year f
all types of small tables, dining 1st Tuesday after the 1st
room sets, patio sets,. all types day of each month at 7:0(
of sewing supplies to include and two weeks thereafter a
craft notions for all, standing a.m.
quilting frame, material, yarn/ The next scheduled
thread, nice sewing machines, ing for the School Board \
E-Z Lock surgery, hutches, large December 5, 2006, at 7:0(
load of fishing gear and all types at which meeting the Boa
of'smalls, tools, and lots more. adopt their annual salary,
AU2738 (Bruce Denestein) exceed $26,233.00, plus c
AB2565 10% BP. For more info. ria plan benefits provided
call Jim Morehead at (352) 356- full-time School Board er
1065. 11/30b ees.


FAT GOOSE AUCTION will be
,holding our special Christmas
auction on Sunday December
10t at 2:00 pm. We will have a
large supply of new merchandise
- something for all ages, along
with great primitives and other
collectibles of all types. Mark
your calendar for this auction.
AU2738 (Bruce Denestein)
AB2565 10% BP. For more info.
call Jim Morehead at (352) 356-
1065. 11/30, 12/7b
S Yard Sa
515 0
YARD SALE SAT., Dec. 2, 9
am 3 pm, 295 N. Court Street,
Bronson. Next to Making Waves
Salon. Stereo, Christmas items,
guitar, CB radio, baby items,
toys, books, etc. 11/30p


Pub.: Nov. 30, 2006


NOTICE OF PROPOS
ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY
TOWN COUNCIL 01
OTTER CREEK, FLOOR

Notice is hereby give
the proposed ordinance,
title hereinafter appears,
considered for second an
reading and adoption c
18th day of December, 2C
the Regular meeting of the
Council starting at 7:0(
or as soon thereafter ac
be heard, in the Town C
Meeting Room 55 SW 21
enue, Otter Creek, Flor
copy of.said ordinance m
inspected by any member


salvage
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public at the Office of the Town
Clerk, at the above address. All
interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-03

AN ORDINANCE RELAT-
ING TO THE TOWN OF OTTER
CREEK PURCHASING POLICY;
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO.
2004-1; PROVIDING FOR THE
TOWN CLERK TO AUTHO-
RIZE EXPENDITURES NOT
EXCEEDING $500 WITHOUT
PRIOR COUNCIL APPROVAL.
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.


S NOTE: "Be advised .that any
person who decides to appeal
any decision made by the Town'
RVICE Council, its Boards, Committees,
ead or Agencies, Authorities, etc. with
p respect to any matter considered
at such meeting (or hearing), will
need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purposes,
may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings'
is made; which includes the tes-'
timony arid evidence upon which
county the appeal is to be based."
(References section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes).
Levy Pub: Nov. 30, 2006


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FLORIDA
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 38-2006CA-
000308
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY
BANK, A Florida banking corpo-
ration,
Plaintiff,


NICOLE A. SQUIRES, as
Personal Representative of the
ESTATE OF JOHNNIE THUR-
ED STON SQUIRES, a/k/a JOHN-
NY T. SQUIRES, Deceased,
and NICOLE A. SQUIRES, indi-
F vidually, FELICITY ELIZABETH
IDA SQUIRES, a minor child by and
through her natural guardian,
n that VERNIE ELIZABETH CANNON,
whose and SAMANTHA N. SQUIRES,
will be a minor child by and through her
d final natural guardian,
in the NICOLE A. SQUIRES,
006, at Defendants.
e Town
0 PM, NOTICE OF SALE
s may PURSUANT TO
council CHAPTER 45
nd Av-
ida. A NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
lay be suant to Summary Final Judg-
of the


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ment Determining Beneficiaries:.,
of Johnnie Thurston Squires al
k/a Johnny T. Squires and Sum-,
mary Final Judgment of Foreclo-,
sure and Summary Judgment,
of Damages dated the 27th-
day of November, 2006 in Case.
Number 38-2006CA-000308 of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit in and for Levy-
County, Florida, in which Drum-:-
mond Community Bank, a Flor-,i.
ida banking corporation, is the,
Plaintiff and Nicole A. Squires,,:,
as Personal. Representative,
of the Estate of Johnnie Thur-.,
ston Squires, a/k/a Johnny T.,;
Squires, Deceased, and Nicole-,
A. Squires, individually, Felic-
ity Elizabeth Squires, a minor-
child by and through her natural.,-
guardian, Vernie Elizabeth Can-
non, and Samantha N. Squires,,
a minor child by and through..
her natural guardian, Nicole A.:.
Squires, are the Defendants, I.
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse,-
Bronson, Levy County, Florida,
at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day..,
of December 2006, the following.
described property set forth in
the.dQFr. pr ,Fj.,lI. Judgment. ofX,
Foreclosure:- .--...,. .

Lots 21 through 28, inclusive,.,
and Lots 49 through 56, inclu--,:.
sive, Block 40, CEDAR KEY;.
HEIGHTS, SECTION A, accord-:
ing to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 17, public
records of Levy County, FL. To-:
gether with a 1994 Weston, Sin-
gle Wide Mobile Home Title Num-
ber 66931205 and Identification
Number GAFLR75A61162WE.

DATED THIS 27TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Pub: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 2006


Notice of Public Hearing
The Levy County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday
December 4, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Room, Levy County Courthouse, Bronson, Florida.
The Planning Commission will consider a proposed ordinance amending sections
50-301 through 50-304 of the Land Development Code related to concurrency
management and creating a new section 50-305 providing for proportionate fair
share mitigation. The Planning Commission will review the proposed ordinance
for consistency with the Levy County Comprehensive Plan. Any person requiring
reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the
County Commissioner's Office at 352-486-5218.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Page 15


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD
VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

Levy County, Florida (the
County) hereby provides
notice, pursuant to section
197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes,
of its intent to use the uniform
method of collecting non-ad
valorem special assessments
to be levied within the
unincorporated area of the
County, for the cost of providing
solid waste disposal services for
residential and non-residential
properties,fire protection services
and road maintenance services
commencing for the Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2007.
The County will consider the
adoption of a resolution electing
to use the uniform method of
collecting such assessments
authorized by section 197.3632,
Florida Statutes, at a public
hearing to be held at 9:00 a.m.
on December 5, 2006 at the
Commission Chambers, 356 S.
Court Street, Bronson, Florida
32621. Such resolution will
state the need for the levy and
will contain a legal description
of the boundaries of the real
property subject to the levy.
Copies of the proposed form
of resolution, which contains
the legal description of the real
property subject to the levy,'are
.on file at the Office of the County
Coordinator, 355 S. Cburt'Street,
Bronson, Florida. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person
decides to appeal any decision
by 'the County with respect
to any matter relating 'to -the
consideration of the resolution
at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the
proceeding may be needed and
in such an event, such person
may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the public
hearing is made, which record
includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal is
to be based. In accordance with
the Americans 'with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special'
accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding
should contact Levy County at
(352) 486-5217, 7 days prior to
the date of the hearing.

DATED this 23r day of'
October, 2006.

By Order of:
Nancy Bell, Chair
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA

Pub. Nov. 9; 16, 23, 30, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NUMBER: 06-CA-662
DOREEN M. CASLE
Plaintiff,
VS

T.. RICHARD HAGIN and T.
RICHARD HAGIN AS TRUSTEE
Together with their heirs, should
they be deceased, and any
natural unknown persons who
might be the unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors,, unknown 'Tenants
or other parties claiming by,
through, under of against the
above-named defendants
Defendants.
NOTiCE OF ACTION
:' To: T." RICHARD HAGIN
and' T. RICHARD HAGIN 'AS
; TRUSTEE
You hereby are notified that a
Complaint to Quiet Title was filed
in this court on August 10, 2006.
You are required to serve a copy
of yourwritten defenses, if any, on
the petitioner's attorney, whose
name and address is: Sherea,
Ann Ferrer, P.O. Box 721894
Orlando Florida 32872, and file
an original with the clerk of this
court on or before December
22, 2006 Otherwise, a judgment
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
petition: Property Description:
TRACT #63 University Estates,
an unrecorded subdivision, in
Section 16, Township 12 South,
Range 17 East, Levy County,


Florida, being more particularly
described as follows: The North
/2 of the Southeast /4 of the
Northeast / of the Northeast /4
of the Northeast % of Section 16,
STownship 12 South, Range 17
East, Levy County, Florida.
Witness my hand and seal on


November 6, 2006.

DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk

(COURT SEAL)
Pub: Nov. 16, 23, 30 Dec. 7,
2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2006-DP-0204
IN THE INTEREST OF:

C.W. (M) DOB: 03/27/05
Minor Child.

NOTICE OF SUIT FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT
FOR ADOPTION

THE STATE OF FLORIDA

TO: JAMON WALKER
Address unknown

You are hereby notified that
a petition under oath has been
filed in the above-styled Court
for the termination of your paren-
tal rights to C.W., .a male child
born March 27, 2005, in For-
.rest County, Mississippi, and forL
permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Chil-
dren and Family Services for the
subsequent adoption. You are-
hereby commanded to be and
appear before the HONORABLE
MAURICE GIUNTA, JUDGE OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT OR THE
GENERAL MAGISTRATE, at the
Levy County Courthouse, Bron-
son, Florida, on the 17th day of
January, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. for
an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THE ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL
TO APPEAR ON THE DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS
AS A PARENT TO THE, NAMED
CHILD. :.-', ; i.';i: b iii -,
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER:
IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY
BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD
ONE, THE COURT WILL AP-
POINT AN ATTORNEY TO REP-
RESENT YOU.


This notice shall be published
once a week for four (4) consec-
utive weeks in The Levy County
Journal at Bronson, Florida.
WITNESS my hand and as
the clerk of said Court and the
Seal therefore, this 14 day of
November, 2006.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seal)

By: J. Marino
Deputy Clerk
JOANN M. HUMBURG, ES-
QUIRE
Florida Bar Number 831328
Child Welfare Legal Services
Post Office Box 356
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-4026
Pub: Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14,
2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. -2006CA-000729
MARK P: SULLIVAN and
NANCY J. SULLIVAN, husband
and wife,
Plaintiffs,
Svs.
ROBERT WERNER and-
LORETTA WERNER, husband
and wife, if married, if alive, and
if dead, their respective un-
known spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other par-'
ties claiming by, through, under
or against them individually,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT WERNER
558-15 BROWN PLACE
MASPETH, NY. 11378

LORETTA WERNER
58-15 BROWN PLACE
MASPETH, NY. 11378

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the fol-.
lowing described lands:
The South % of tract No. 5,
in an unrecorded subdivision for
HORIZONS ENTERPRISES,
INC., BY WILLIAM D. PARRISH,
dated October 2,1971, more par-
ticularly described in that War-
rantWDe&'d? recorded in or Book
38e8age 692, public records of
Levy County, Florida. Said tract
assessed together with a 1973
Parker, singlewide mobile home
bearing ID#13GCM013642 and
.title #5967532, located thereon.

TAX PARCEL #: 04101-002-
OH


filed against you,and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on RON-
ALD W..STEVENS, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL
32621, on or before Dec. 29,
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 Nov. 13,
2006.

Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy

Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable, accom-
modations to participate in this
proceeding should contact (352)
374-3639 (Voice & TDD) or via
Florida Relay Service at (800)
955-8771.
Pub: Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14,
2006 :



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2006-CP-000248


Division:
IN RE: ESTATE OF

CLIFFORD WARREN
DIGHTMAN A/K/A CLIFFORD
W. DIGHTMAN A/K/A CLIF-
FORD DIGHTMENN A/K/A C.W.
DYGHTMAN A/K/A C.W. HE-
BAN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Clifford Warren Dightman
a/k/a Clifford W. Dightman a/k/a
Clifford Dightmenn a/k/a a/k/a
C.W. Dyghtman, a/k/a C.W. He-
ban, whose date of death was
October 29, 2005, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box
610, Bronson, Florida 32621.
The names and addresses of
the personal-representative-and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this


PLANNING COMMISSION
A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Planning Commission on Monday, December
4, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will be held in the
County Commissioner's Meeting Room, the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Planning
Commission is not bound to consider the petitions in the order in this notice. Any of these petitions may be considered as soon
as the meeting commences.
PP 24-06 DavidStonecypher of Dynan Group representing Feaster Development Corp., petitioning the board for a Prelimi-
nary Plat of "Ivey Run Estates," a subdivision located in the SW % of the SE % of Section 36, Township 12S, Range 18E, in Levy
County. Said parcel contains 10 acres more or less. This subdivision will consist of three residential lots. This parcel has a land
use designation of "MDR" Medium Density Residential and a zoning classification of "R" Residential and is within the Williston
Municipal.Service District.
FP 19-06 Croft Land Surveying representing R. Gaited Ranch, LLC, petitioning the board for a Final Plat of"R. Gaited Ranch
II," a subdivision located in the SE % of Section 20, Township 13S, Range 18E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 30 acres
more or less and is located within an "A/RR" Agriculture/Rural Residential zone. This subdivision will consist of three 10 acre
more or less, residential lots.
FP 20-06 Croft Land Surveying representing Perry and Deana Greenspan, petitioning the board for a Final Plat of "Serenity,"
a subdivision located in the NW % of Section 15, Township 12S, Range 17E in Levy County. Said parcel contains 6.24 acres
more or less and is located within a "RR" Rural Residential zoning. This subdivision will consist of one 6.24 acre residential lot.
FP 22-06 Croft Land Surveying representing RobertP. & Laveme G. Sandlin, petitioning the board for a Final Plat of "Ancient
Oaks Estates," a subdivision located in the N /2 of Section 25, Township 12S, Range 18E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains
50 acres more or less. This subdivision will consist of three residential lots.
SE 6-06 Ralph Eng of Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc. representing Eddie Hodge, petitioning the board for a Special Excep-
tion to operate a Permanent wood chipping business (pine shaving mill), on a parcel of'land located in the SE % of Section 29,
Township 13S, Rarige 19E, in Levy County. Said parcel is a portion of Parcel No. 05230-000-00 and will consist of 14.9 acres
more or less: This parcel is located within an Agriculture/Rural Residential "A/RR" zone.
Copies of said petitions with complete legal descriptions and subsequent staff reports will be available for review at the Levy
County Development Department. For information call 352-486-5203. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard regarding the proposed petitions. Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should
contact the County Commissioners Administration Office at 352-486-5218.
*SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEALANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AVER-
BATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Pub.: Nov. 23, 30, 2006



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday,
December 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will
be held in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida.
The Board of County Commissioners is not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these petitions
riay be considered as soon as the meeting commences.
PP 24-06 David Stonecypher of Dynan Group represent-
ing Feaster Development Corp., petitioning the board for a
Preliminary Plat of "Ivey Run Estates," a subdivision locat- U l ..
ed in the SW % of the SE %, of Section 36, Township 12S,
,Range 18E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 10 acres
more or less. This subdivision will consist of three residen-
tial lots. This parcel has a land use designation of "MDR"
Medium Density Residential and 'a zoning classification of
"R" Residential and is within the Williston Municipal Service iu .
District.
SE 5-06 Michael Shoemaker representing the AMVETS
Post 444 of Florida, petitioning the board for a Special Ex- t.
ception for On-Premises Consumption of Alcohol within a
chartered and private club or lodge, on a parcel of land lo-
cated in B & R Unit 6, Unrecorded, Lot 2, Block 1, in Section
30, Township 12S, Range 18E, In Levy County. Said parcel
contains .52 acres more or less and Is located within a "RR"
Rural Residential zoning, .
Copies of said petition with complete legal descriptions
and subsequent staff reports will be available for review at
the Levy County Development Department. For information
call 352-486-5203. Interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard regarding the proposed petitions. Any
person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the County Commhissioners Admin-
istration Office at 352-486-5218.
SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEALANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A VER-
BATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH.RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Pub: Nov. 23, 30, 2006


I


court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME. PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED.
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED. ,
The dateof the firstpublication
of this notice is Nov. 23, 2006.

Personal Representative:
Morris Dightman
1324 North Liberty Lake Road
#204
SLiberty Lake, Washington
99019

Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
Thomas E. Slaymaker,,Es-
quire
Slaymaker and Nelson, PA.
Attorney for Morris Dightman
Florida Bar. 398535
Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A.
6027 South Suncoast Boule-
vard
Homosassa, Florida 34446
Telephone: (352) 628-1204
Pub: Nov. 23, 30, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-
0000899

D.A.M. PROPERTIES, LLP, a
Florida Limited Liability Partner-
ship,
:Plaintiff,,,
SVS. .-,- ,tit",- "

EARNEST F. ATfINSON, a


single person; ROSE M. HIMES,
a single person; and HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCE CORPORA-
TION III,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ARNEST F.ATKINSON
505 Blitch Street
Bronson, FL 32621

ROSE M. HIMES
505 Blitch.Street
Bronson, FL 32621

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on GREGORY
V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is P.O.
Box 1129, Chiefland, FL 32644-
1129, on or before December
29, 2006, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be en-
tered for the relief demanded in
the. Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on November
15, 2006.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk .
(COURT SEAL)
Pub: Nov. 23, 30, 2006



Buying

Tax Deeds?
JVeed ta deeaum de itee?
Experienced, ependpdiea
Seawiceand
Reasonable
Rates!
eat
ehawdete J. Weidne"
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(352) 486-3753



Email your legals to
rheath@levyjournal.com

Deadline s.
5 p.m. Monday


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

ORDINANCE


BYTHE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed ordinances will be
considered for enactment by the Levy County Board
of County Commissioners, at a public hearing on
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., in the
Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room,
Levy County Courthouse, Bronson, Florida. Copies
of said Ordinance are available at the Levy County
Planning Department, For information call 352-486-
5405. Interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard regarding the proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-17
AN ORDINANCE OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING THAT THE LEVY COUNTY CODE
BE AMENDED BY AMENDING SECTIONS 50-301
THROUGH 50-304 OF SUCH CODE; PROVIDING
FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CONCURRENCY
MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR
CREATION OF NEW SECTION 50-305 OF SUCH
CODE;: PROVIDING FOR PROPORTIONATE
FAIR-SHARE MITIGATION; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A REPEALING
CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-16
AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO SECTIONS
163.3177, 163.3184, AND 163.3187, FLORIDA
STATUTES AMENDING 'THE CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE LEVY
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR TRANSMITTAL; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

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 proceedings 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 Office at 352-486-5218.

Pub: Nov 23 & 30, 2006












Page 16 LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006


Legal
900

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2006CA-
000797
RONALD K. WRIGHT,
Plaintiff,
vs.

ROLAND WILLITS and CYN-
THIA WILLITS, his wife, and,
any and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the herein named indi-
vidual defendants(s) who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties


may claim an interest as spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees,
or other claimants; JOHN DOE,
JANE DOE OR ANY KNOWN
OR UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION, the names being
fictitious to account for parties in
possession,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROLAND WILLITS
345 COUNTY ROAD 110
CARTHAGE, MO. 64836

CYNTHIA WILLITS
345 COUNTY ROAD 110
CARTHAGE, MO. 64836

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Foreclose as to the
following described lands in Levy
County, Florida:
THE N % OF LOT 112, FOR-


EST PARK, UNIT II, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAX PARCEL ID# 10615-001-
00

A lawsuit has been filed
against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on RONALD W.
STEVENS, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1444, Bronson, FL 32621,
on or before January 5, 2007,
and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in


the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on Nov. 22,
2006.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Pub: Nov. 30, Dec.7, 2006


NOTICE OF SALE
Pursuant to an Order dated
the 22nd day of November,
2006,.said Order being issued
out of the County Court of Levy
County, Florida, being Agency
Report Number 06-09852, the
Levy County Sheriff's Office will
offer for sale -and sell at public


auction the following described
livestock:
'One black and white steer
One white, female goat with
brown head
The aforesaid livestock will
be sold at public auction to the
highest and best bidderor bidders
for cash, as is, on the 11t" day of


December, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at
the following location: The Levy
County Livestock Impound at the
Levy County Landfill.
JOHNNY SMITH, SHERIFF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Nov. 30, 2006


Light display continues

Come and enjoy a wonderland of twinkling lights through
Christmas Day.
You can drive through if you're in a hurry or you can park
your par and walk down Candy Cane Lane. A dazzling display
of 150,000 dancing lights on 2 1/2 acres will mesmerize you.
The light display will be held nightly 6-9 p.m. from Nov.
25 through Christmas Day at 7550 NW 51st Ct., Chiefland (in
Spanish Trace Subdivision).


THIS.. I

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IV Y COUNTY JOUR NA


- Beautiful 4 BR/2.5 BA house in Williston
at 21350 NE 40th Ave., 1,630 sq. ft. with
carport & bonus room on large corner lot. It is |
S2 miles east of City Hall on C.R. 318. Listed for
S$125,000, thousands under appraisal! SHIP e
R down payment assistance for moderate ,e
B income families on this house is $15,600. Call e
Florida U.S.A. Realty, Inc. 352-378-3783.




Regina Goss
Licensed Real Estate Broker
www.gosswilliams.com
OSSWILLIA
MOBILE HOMES: REAL ESTATE, INC.
Whitted Mobile I Sal\epending 2 DWMH on 2 lots,
screened porch, d iined carport & more. Owner fin-
ancing to qualified buyer! 469004Reduced! $62,500
Park-like -.5 acres with 2/2 SWMH. Double carport
& screen porch additions. Immaculate inside and out.
A must see. $110,000.
Waterfront- 2/1 SWMH with porch additions located on
canal lot in Fanning Springs. Canal is access to
SSuwannee River. $149,900.
Hideaway Adult Park 2 BR, 2 Bath, DWMH on land
escaped lot. Carport, storage & screen porch additions.
Includes private well. $84-60. Reduced! $76,000
New Listing 3 BR, 2 Bath DW MH with over 1600 s.f.
Just south of Chiefland on paved road. Includes large
Barn. $102,500. Additional acre available for $35,000.
HANDYMAN- on 5 Acres. 3 BR, 2 Bath singlewide that
needs a little 'LC. Bargain at $72,500. Owner financing
available. -
COMMERCIAL:
City of Trenton 2 corner lots with 2300 sf warehouse.
Just off of 129. $89,500.00
LOTS & ACREAGE:
7.45 Acres on U.S. Alt. 27. $1.~0-00 Reduced: $105,000
8.9 Acres -just off U.S. Alt. 27. $120-0M Reduced:
$110;000
5 Wooded Acres Gilchrist County, some pecan trees.
$85;6000 Reduced to $76,500!
100 Acres Williston area, pines, oaks, holly & more,
small ponds, $9-680T per acre. Reduced to $15,000 per
acre. Motivated seller.
Corner Parcel 80 Ac at corner of 2 paved roads, planted
pines. $15,000 per acre
80 Acres 1/4 mile paved road frontage, large oaks;
-$+2-6OWper acre. Reduced! $11,000 per acre.
20 Acres -just 5 miles from town, paved road.
$15,000 per acre
160 Acres Adjacent to Goethe Forest- over 100 Ac plant-
ed pines paved road access. $10,000 per Acre -
City of Trenton Small residential building lot in town -
chain link fenced, nice lawn. $39,900
Bronson Heights 1/4 Acre lot on NE 94th Terr., ready
for MH or SHIP home. $17,500
Whitted Mobil HT" pendn 2 lots ready for your mo-
bile home. On cau. -f;500. Reduced! $13,000
2nd one: $4560. Reduced! $12,500
10-Acre Tracts 4 to choose from. Great location close to
Golf Course. Priced $125,000 to $139,000.
HOMES:
-Waterfront 1.5 Acres w/ 390' on canal -3/2 home par-
tially furnished. Immaculate. $285,000.
Details and photos at www.gosswilliams corn
102 S. Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office: 352-493-2838 Evenings: 352-493-1380


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 Page 17


FAVOR begins wildlife walks Monday


On Dec. 4 there will be a Bird, Plant and Wildlife walk at
the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge beginning at
9 a.m.
By participating you will learn a little bit about the treasure
that is your National Wildlife Refuge.
The birds that winter here are arriving. There are a few wild


flowers still blooming for the hardy butterflies that make their
home in your refuge.
The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is protect-
ed habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife and
plants. The habitat is diverse consisting of cypress swamps,
upland hardwood and some planted pines. The planted pines


are gradually being harvested to restore the native habitat.
Many animals live here but are not always in places where
we can see them.
Join the fun the first Monday of every month in the new
year starting with Feb. 5 and continuing until May,
For information call Joan Stephens at 352-463-1095.


: C.~ Gorgeous
Modern, Home
on corner lot!
This 3 Bedroom
2 Bath home sits
on a corner lot
with lots of room
to play!
This is located approximately 5 miles from Chieflands
Super Walmart, just down the road from the Famous
Suwannee River for your freshwater fishing or skiing
enjoyment! Call today to see this home.
Priced to sell! $149,000


and garage. Includes a horse barn with 6 stall and-
treann fn tots nead

WANTTO BEIN TOWN?
Home is located
in City of Chiefland,
close to WalMart,
Manatee Springs
S and Suwannee
River,
'
Home has been completely refinished -walls have been
redone, wiring plumbing, aswell as being painted inside
andout.Readytomoveinto! 3BR/2 BA $140,000
2Brand new
construction!
Custom built
3/2 home in
golf course
community.
30 year
architectural
shingles,
ceramic tile floors in bathrooms andkitchen, 36
inch kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliance


seven eea~ a cs. io, Tr moeueiyu
~evll cyccr c ,,,,,. l~, Il rlv~ rlll~ ,, acka e. Short drive to Manatee S rin s State
want to bbq, there is a screened in patio with a-built package. Short drive to Manatee Springs State
boo Park, Chiefland Golf and Country Club, shopping,
in bbq grill. Lots of extras! 4 BR/2 BA $475,000 medical, and schools. A must see! $215,000



W h e acreage-Vist .ain-- f.7 fo -.deta ils
JA1XTJ?=L=JL=ATY.IJVC


Recently remodeled & upgraded SWMH on .47
ac. Home has a 14 X 28 addition on the front,
8X14 addition on the rear, 8 X 24 covered deck,
8X12 storage shed. There Is new carpet, ceramic
tile & bathrooms have been upgraded. These are
just a few of the upgrades you will find. $60,000.
(DMH-751098-JW) 463-6144 or 542-0009


Absolutely Gorgeous is whale you will find when you
see this very clean & well-maintained 312 Fleelwooa
DWMH sittng on 6 beautifully lanacscaped acres. On
the inside this home features wooa duming fireplace,
separate dining room. walk-in closets Ig master bath
wfskylght, pantry, equipped for gas or electric stove &
heating & more. On the outside this home has a New
solar Insulated roof, New covered front & back
porches, New ACJHeat Pump, 3 car detached carport,
12x12 & 10x10 sheds, 24x40 workshop/garage, 2"& 4"
wells water conditioner. The property Is fenced & gated,
& can be divided Into two 3-acre lots. $165,999. DMH
756404 JW436144


Wide with many upgraded features. The
living room is very open which lends to
the spacious feel with a magnificent fire-
place, entertainment center & cathedral
This Beautiful 3 Br. 2 Ba. triple wide home near ceiling. It has the qualities of a site built
Manatee Springs State' Park, Chlefland' Fl. home with 1792 square feet of living.
Easy commute to Gainesville or Ocala. Home space. This 5 acre property, is partially
features den, family room with fireplace and cleared with scattered trees & has an
plenty of room with over 1900 sqft. $109,900. exterior shed. This Is a must see home &
(LMH-K) 493-2221 ready for your family to move Into.
$147,500. (DMR-753376-CS) 493-2221


HOME ON LARGE FRESHWATER LOT in
Suwannee 3BR/2BA home convenient to the
manna, minutes to the Suwannee River & ne
Gulf Mexico, large living room large
Ssunrbm & large kitchen, great for
SUNSET, GULF AND MARSH ViEWI Newly entertaining. The outside has a 16x21 storage
remodeled, 2 BR 2 BA home located In the town of shed that could be easily converted to a
Suwannee at the mouth of the magnificent Su- guest room, also is a 11x32 covered deck at
wannee River Suwannee is a quiet, peaceful, fish- the edge of the canal with fish cleaning area,
Ing village you can enjoy for your weekend get- storage area & 2-stall boathouse with lifts.
sways or retire here. Manatee & bird watching, The home is currently under renovation &
grouper fishing In the gulf, boating on the river, wouldbe the perfect home away from home
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CFCC given place to call its own


Tis the Season


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
County students looking
for a campus to call their
own may not have to wait too
much longer. Chiefland's Loy
Ann and Jack Mann donated
15.4 acres of land to Central
Florida Community College.
The college board of direc-
tors, meeting Nov. 28, mo-
tioned to accept the couple's
donation.

The donated property is
located approximately four


miles from the city limits
and is adjacent to the Nature
Coast State Trail just north of
county route 346.
The college currently leas-
es a suite of offices and class-
rooms at the corer of Rodg-
ers Boulevard and Highway
19. They have been at that site
since 1993. The current lease
expires next September.
The new campus will re-
quire several major steps be-
fore ground can be broken.
Said CFCC trustee Bob Hast-
ings, "We will need to raise a


substantial amount ofmoney."
He said a team would need to
be formed and plan created
before proceeding with the
fund-raising.

He said, "A campus could
be open in two to three years,
depending on the communi-
ty's level of commitment."
Board member Bob Hast-
ings said he was making the
motion to accept the land,
"because it is such a wonder-
ful opportunity." Carol Sulli-
van seconded his motion.


Journal photos byCassie Journigan
LOY ANN and Jack Mann listen as Jo ots assieJournigan .
their gift of 15.4 acres is accepted MAP SHOWING proposed campus loca-
by the board of trustees. tion.


Journal photo by Cassie Journigan


EARLY MORNING VISITORS to Manatee Springs State Park had the oppor-
tunity last weekend to see three manatees munching their own Thanksgiv-
ing feast of river grass.
ir


Fifth graders encouraged to show tree merits through art


. The National Arbor Day
Foundation and the city of
Apopka are calling off all
fifth-grade classrooms in
Florida to showcase their
artistic talents by creating
posters reflecting the theme
"Trees are terrific... and for-
ests are too!" The annual con-
test educates children about
the importance of planting
and caring for trees.
"Trees are, vital to us all,
and we need to share their
history and grandeur with fu-
ture generations," says John


Rosenow, president of The
National Arbor Day founda-
tion. "Through this contest,
students have the opportunity
to learn about the environ-
mental benefits of trees and
develop and appreciation of
trees and what they provide
us."
Teachers and homeschool-
ers in Florida can sign up by
contacting Debbie Lawrence,
contest coordinator for the
state and recreation' leader
with the city ofApopka.
Requests can be mailed to


Ms. Lawrence at 11 North
Forest Ave., Apopka, FL
32703 or by sending an e-
mail to dlawrence@apopka.
net.
Teachers will receive a
free ecosystem activity guide
including in-depth lesson
plans, hands-on activities,
and contest information.
More than 75,000 fifth-
grade classrooms across the
country participated last year;
and Debbie Lawrence says
the Foundation and its net-
work of state coordinators


hope even more children will
take part this year.
Following in-school ac-
tivities, students from Florida
will be eligible to participate
in a statewide competition,
with winners advancing to
the national level. The dead-
line for state contest submis-
sions is Jan. 17.
The Florida state winner
will be recognized in a spe-
cial presentation ceremony at
which time state level prizes
will be awarded and he or she
will also be a finalist in the


national competition.
The national winner for this
year's poster contest will be
announced on National Arbor
Day, April 27, 2007.
The national winner, two
parents, and the teacher of the
winning student will receive
an expense-paid trip to Ne-
braska City, Neb., birthplace
of Arbor Day, where they will
stay at Lied Lodge & Confer-
ence Center during National
Awards Weekend, June 1-3
2007. In addition, the nation-
al winner will also receive a


$1,000 savings bond and life-
time membership in The Na-
tional Arbor Day Foundation.
The winning teacher will re-
ceive $200 for classroom ma-
terials.
The National Arbor Day
Foundation is a nonprofit
education organization dedi-
cated to tree planting and
environmental stewardship.
Visit www.arborday.org for
online learning opportunities
and other educational mate-
rials, including lesson plans
that correlate with National
Science Standards.


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