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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Creation Date: December 21, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bronson (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Around Levy County
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    Section A: Main: Opinion
        page A 4
    Section A: Main: Around Levy County continued
        page A 5
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: Obituaries
        page A 7
    Section A: Main: Sports and Recreation
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
    Section A: Main: Around Levy County continued
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        page A 12
        page A 13
    Section A: Main: Classified and Legals
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Section A: Main: MarketPlace
        page A 17
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 18
    Section B: Christmas Greetings 2006
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        page B 2
        page B 3
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BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
CHIEFLAND-Local
residents needing quick
access to health care will have
more waiting on their hands
than that found in' a busy
hospital emergency room.
The state's Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
has denied a request to build
a hospital in Chiefland.
Nashville-based Ameris
Health Systems LLC
organized the effort. The
state's denial was based on
Ameris' submission of a
certificate of need (CON).
The state requires
certificates for all new
hospital construction as well
as for significant .upgrades to
existing facilities.
The recent decision is the
second denial Ameris has
received in seeking to build a
hospital in Chiefland.
The denial is based upon
several factors according
to the state agency action
report:
S Need /special
circumstances. The state
projects slower growth within
the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy
area than for the rest of the
state during the period from
2000 to 2010.
Because. of that slow
growth and the current rate of
occupancy at other regional
hospitals, the state believes


additional facilities will not
be needed. Williston's Nature
Coast Regional Center
currently shows a 25 percent
occupancy rate.
North Florida Regional
Medical Center has
an 86 percent rate.
Geographic barriers, that is,
distance to existing hospitals
(in Alachua and Levy
counties), is deemed as "not
unusual for a rural area."-
Distances are measured
from the proposed hospital
site to existing hospitals.
Further, "the applicant did
not demonstrate that quality
of care or cost-effectiveness
would be improved."
The state believes "It is
likely that access to services
would only be improved
at the expense of existing
providers," according- to the
report.
*Quality of care. The
report states "Ameris
Health Systems, LLC is
not an existing health care
services provider in Plirida."
However, the state does
recognize that four existing
Ameris hospitals are fully
accredited.
*Medicaid/charity care.
The proposed facility would
provide slightly lower than
average Medicaid provisions,
the report states.
*Financial feasibility. The
state finds the applicant has


"a good short-term position
and acceptable long-term
position." The state also
maintains that although
Ameris has "limited internal
financial resources... funding
for this project...is likely to
be available as needed."
eArchitectural analysis.
The report finds several
architectural problems,
including lack of accessibility
for ICU restrooms. It finds
no indication of an airborne


infection isolation room.
The public emergency room
reception/control station
function does not .meet
standards required. The
Ameris' plan does meet
code requirements for other
spaces and has reasonable
construction cost and
timeframe estimates.
Ameris representative
Frank Schupp said the next
step is to submit an appeal
and affirms one will be


submitted.
Schupp says he has spent
the past three years on the
two denied applications.
"I have received numerous
calls during the past weekend
from around 50 people who
have offered to assist Ameris
financially with the appeals
process," Schupp said. "This
is admirable and speaks
clearly of the community
supporting our effort."


Becky Fife
of Yankeetown
CONTENTS...



Around Levy 2-3,5, 6, 12-13
Opinion 4
Law & Courts 5
Obituaries 7
Sports 8-10
Tides 11
Classified 14
Legals 14-16
Marketplace 17
Christmas Greetings 1-6B


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Officials hear tax cries


BYCASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
BRONSON-Constituents
and local governing officials
had the opportunity last
Thursday to speak their
minds when four: state
representatives and a state
senator visited Levy County,
Appearing as part of the
annual legislative delegation.
were Rep. Charles Dean, Rep.
Will Kendrick, Rep. Larry
Cretul and Sen. Steve Oelrich
who heard a variety of issues
from constituents and local


government officials, from
high taxes to municipal
requests for state monies.
Sen. Nancy Argenziano was
absent due,to illness.
Chair Dean convened
the meeting with a word of,
warning to speakers appearing
on the aftemoon's agenda.
"I'll give you four minutes
to say your piece. I'll bend a
little bit, but wear it out and
I'll say that's enough," he
said..
He also made it clear that he
did not want to hear multiple


speakers addressing the same
subject, mentioning several
residents appearing on the
agenda under the subject
xof taxes. "Pick somebody. I
don't want to hear the same
thing five times."
However, after the first
speaker on the issue of taxes
gained the attention of the
legislators, all were allowed
to speak.
Cedar Key resident Dan
Holland spoke first on the

See Cries Page 18


Journal photo by Cassie Joumigan
REPS. CRETUL, Kendricks and Dean and Sen. Oelrich study the agenda during
Thursday's legislative delegation session.


REACH US

Managing Editor
Carolyn Risnor
Phone
(3521490-4482


Fax
(3521490-4490 Chiefland
(3521 48-5042 Bronson
Email
editor@levlournal.com
Address
P.O. Bx 159 I nR 32821-0159
P.O. Bx 2990 ClCflnM. FL 3284-2990


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
CHIEFLAND-
Chiefland city
commissioners
elected their next city
manager in a narrow 3,
- 2 vote Monday. Retired
Newberry mayor and city
manager Grady Hartzog
will assume the helm once
contract negotiations are
completed-likely after the
first of the year, according
to commissioner Teresa
Barron.
Barron, who made the
motion to select Hartzog,
said that although she was
interested in Brian Johnson,
the other short-listed
candidate, after background
investigations were received
she felt Hartzog would be
the better choice.
"He has managed a city
about the same size. As far
.as his management style,"
Barron continued, "he


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Barron also thought
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building inspector and
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See Manager Page 18


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


VOL. 83, NO. 24


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Remembering a Friend


Journal photo by Wayne Journigan
FELLOW CLASSMATES and family gather at Cedar Key School Saturday to
dedicate a monument to friend D. J. Emauel. For the rest of the story, see page 3.


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Oelrich to chair Higher

Education Committee
Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-CrossCreek) has received his com-
mittee assignments in the Florida Senate.
Oelrich will serve on Commerce, Higher Education Appro-
priations, Ethics and Elections, Joint Legislative Committee
on Intergovernmental Relations, Governmental Operations,
Social Responsibility Policy and Calendar Committee, and
will chair the Higher Education Committee.
"I am very excited for the opportunity to serve on these
outstanding committees," said Oelrich. "Education is a cor-
nerstone of our society; as such we must recognize the impor-
tance of our universities, community colleges and vocational
schools. As chairman of Higher Education, I hope to continue
to build upon the success of the higher education institutions
within the district as well as the entire state."
Oelrich represents the 14th District which encompasses all
ofAlachua, Gilchrist, Bradford, and Union Counties, as well
as parts of Levy, Marion, Columbia, and Putnam Counties.
"The diversity of this district is reflected by the committees
I will be serving on," said Oelrich. "I am honored that I have
been assigned to these committees and have the opportunity
to serve as a chairman in my first year in the senate."

Small business workshop set
A workshop called "Running Your Business ... advice from
Gainesville business owners, past and present, to help you"
will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
in the SCORE office in downtown Gainesville in the SUN
Center; Suite 104E; 101 Southeast 2nd Pl.; Gainesville
For more information telephone: (352) 375-8278.
The fee is $10 in advance ($15 at the door). Registration in
advance is recommended. For a registration form please call
the SCORE office.
SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," is
a non profit, nationwide resource partner of the U.S. Small
Business Administration.

Radio license exam is Jan. 13

The Levy County-Amateur Emergency Service will be
conducting Amateur Radio License Exams, Saturday, Jan. 13
starting at 9 a.m. in the Williston Community Center, 50 NW
SMain S., Williston.
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Please bring the following:
*PhotoI.D.
*Social Security number or FRN
*Original -AND- two photocopies of your amateur radio
license (FCC form 660)
*Original -AND- two photocopies of CSCEs, .(if claiming
credit) '
The license exam fee is $14 cash. "'
For exam information/pre-registration, email
WM3B@yahoo.com, or call 352-225-0200 prior to noon,
Jan. 10.

Fire victims need assistance
Ron and Kim Fisher and their six children recently lost
their home to a fire. The couple and their six children, ranging
in age from 8-16, would appreciate any help that you can give.
The Tri-County Uniform shop has set up a Benefit Account
for the family at Perkins State Bank in Chiefland. For more
information please call 352-490-5600.


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News Briefs


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Community Calendar


St. Albans announces services '
The services for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at St. Alban's
Episcopal Church, Chiefland, are as follows:
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 p.m. Carol sing,
11 p.m. Midnight Mass
The public is invited to attend all services. There will be no
service on Christmas Day.
Sunday, Dec. 24
Candlelight service planned ,St. Alban's Christmas Eve Service, Chiefland, 10:30 p.m.
Candlelight Service planned O Bronson Community Church Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m.
Bronson Community Church, located on Alt. 27 and Picnic s unity Church Christmas Eve ice, p.m.
Street, will be having an hour-long candlelight service at 6 .Soil and water meeting, Bronson, 6:30 p.m.
p.m. Christmas Eve. Saturday, Jan. 13
> Ham radio license exam, Williston, 9 a.m.
Soil and Water meeting slated Thursday, Jan. 18
The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District Board will >Small business workshop, Gainesville, 6:30 p.m.
hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Thursday, Jan. 25
,Diabetes classes, Bronson, 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the USDA
Service Center in Bronson. Detailed descriptions of these events are con-
tained elsewhere in the Levy County Journal.


BES to participate in Diabetes classes start Jan. 25


national survey


Bronson Elementary
School has been selected to
participate in the National
Assessment' of Educational
Progress (NAEP), also
known as the Nation's Report'
Card. NAEP is an ongoing
assessment of what our
country's children know and
can do in various academic
subjects. The school's
participation will be beneficial
in painting a picture of what
our nation's school children
are learning.
A random sample of
fourth grade students will be
selected for the assessment.
All responses are confidential
and no results will be reported
to or about individual students
or schools.
A E i;NEP data dnd results re
often used by policy makers
to make decisions regarding
education. To help guide
these decisions, .NAEP asks
students about their school
experience, background, and'
what teachers teach in the


classroom. These questions
do not address beliefs or
attitudes. Students may skip
any question or part of the
assessment that they do not
wish to answer.
We appreciate the
participation of each student
who is selected; however,
participation in NAEP is
voluntary. Students who do
participate in NAEP will
gain valuable. test-taking
experience.
Parents who do not want
their child to participate are
requested to send written
notification to Mrs. Cheryl
Beauchamp by Jan. 15.
For more information
about NAEP and to view
sample test questions on-line,
please visit the website of the
National Center for Eduication
Statistics,' http://nces.ed.gov/
nationsreportcard, and
Florida's NAEP website at
http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/
naephome.htm.


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To see if you are eligible to participate or for more
information, please contact the UF IFAS Levy County
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Classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 25 and be held weekly for
nine weeks. They will be held at the Levy County Agricultural
Building, at 625 N. Hathaway Ave.in.Bronson. Classes start
at 9:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. Health screenings will
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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Jim Smith provides a touch of


the Southwest with his furniture


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER .
Sixth-generation cracker
Jim Smith drew on his roots
when creating his second
career as a merchant of home
furnishings.
That he has the instinct
for what makes comfortable
country living is evident
when you walk into his shop
in the Dixie's Antiques barn
in Williston.
Light pine furniture, built
solid and in a folksy style,
immediately bring to mind
home and hearth, and of
leisurely Saturday afternoons
spent with friends and
family.
A schoolteacher before
retiring, Smith always liked
the Mexican-style furniture
he now features at both his
Williston shop and the new
one at Laney's Antiques in
Chiefland.
He did his homework
before building his inventory.
He discovered two types of
hacienda furniture-one dark
and heavy, and another lighter
in color.
"I always liked the look of
Mexican furniture. I found a
shop in Ocala with the dark,
heavy style and decided I
didn't like that. Then I saw
the lighter style at a shop in
North Carolina. I liked that
a lot.". He visited that shop
several times, getting to know
the owners and seeking their
advice before opening his
own shop.
"When Dixie opened her
store I decided to just rent
a space and try it. At the
time I had a close friend
suffering from cancer living
in my house. Having the shop
allowed me more time to help
him."
Smith's home is a cracker
house built 122 years ago.
His ancestors brought the
house with them, board by
board, when they moved to
the Wacahoota area from
South Carolina.
Whitewashed cypress
trunks, still in the round and


Cedar Key students

remember friend


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER
CEDAR KEY-The 10
students who constitute
Cedar Key School's senior
class installed a permanent
marker to commemorate
the life of a classmate who
lost his life in an accident
last May.
Classmates and family
gathered at the school
Saturday td dedicate the
monument, a 14-foot
shark, made by T. J. Neil of
Homosassa, to the memory
of D.J. Emanuel:
Friend and fellow senior


Ben Bainbridge said, "No
monument will ever help
us replace our friend but I
think this is the next best
thing."
Senior Hannah Gordon
said the students have
discussed several ways of
remembering D. J. "No one
could agree on what to do
until someone suggested a
life-size shark. Everyone
agreed on that."
Classmate Krystal
Harvey added, "This will
be a permanent reminder
of the love we have for D.
J."


Journal photo 1?y Cassie Journigan


RIVER RANCH Trading Company proprietor Jim Smith awaits customers ea-
ger to make a deal in rustic ranch furnishings and accessories.


looking very much like the
trees they once were, form
the front porch's supporting
columns.
The home next door to him
belonged to family members,
and the close-by Methodist
church and graveyard hold
family ties as well. "My aunt
and mother lived side-by-
side. My aunt was here until
she was 101 years old.
"Wacahoota Methodist
Church is the oldest Methodist
church meeting continuously.
We meet once a year." Smith
serves as secretary-treasurer
of the cemetery association.
A generations-removed
great-grandfather lies in the
cemetery's oldest grave. "He
died sometime in the 1850s,"
Smith said.
Smith says his household
includes "too many animals."
It is clear he loves them all. He
has two donkeys-Magnolia


and Sassafras-who he
brought home to protect his
cows. "I was losing cows to
coyotes. Now I don't lose
any. He also has two horses,
a potbelly pig, three dogs and
bantam rooster.
Shoppers looking to create
that perfect country home
will find much to delight them
in Smith's shops. Besides
ranch-style furniture, he also
carries items handcrafted by
local, artisans. He has bent
cypress furnitie :niade by a
Brooksville resident, cedar
log bed-frames, primitive
footstools, hand-painted
cabinets, wall hangings, and
picture frames made from old
barn boards. He also displays
paintings by local artist Linda
Ballentine Brown.
The Mexican pieces include
pine bar and stools, kitchen
tables and chairs, sideboards,
coffee tables, corner cabinets,


bookshelves and, leather-
upholstered sofas. Lamps,
statues and blankets round
out his collection.
The Williston shop is open
Monday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
Chiefland store is open
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday.
When Smith is not running
his furniture business, he fills
his time with membership
ii'the'Williston Rotary and
chamber of commerce,
where he sits on the board
of directors. He is also
active chairing the midway
committee of the Levy
County Fair Association.
Busy, yes, but he will
always be more than happy
to provide customers with
advice on putting together
their own home on the range.


AARP needs tax-aide workers
Learn to prepare tax returns for electronic filing through
the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program and receive IRS
certification.
Volunteers work in the county libraries of Chiefland, Tren-
ton, Cross City and Perry and the civic center in Steinhatchee
in assisting folks in their communities with tax preparation.
Free classes start in January. Some expense reimbursement
available.
Call Bob at 352-463-8936 or email rcburkhardt@earthlink.
net for more details.

Dispose of your flag properly
Tattered United States flags are being collected by the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Chiefland Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The flags will be disposed of in a dignified.manner as
prescribed by the 94t Congress, Public Law 344 of the Federal
Flag Code.
If you have a worn flag, you may drop it off in a collection
box in the Board of County Commissioners' office at the Levy
County Courthouse in Bronson.
For more information please call the post at 493-1159.

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Fish fry cancelled; new date set
Due to unforeseen local circumstances we hope you will
accept our apology for the cancellation of the fish fry as
advertised for Dec. 8th.
Please watch for our announcement about the fish fry for
Jan. 12.
May God bless you all. Peace be with you.
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


OPINION


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


YOUR VIEW


Reader objects to arrests reports
To the editor:
My problem is the using of an entire page of your
excellent paper with the listing of everyone accused of
a minor traffic violation or petty crime sometimes even
showing their pictures as though they were on the FBI's 10
most wanted list.
It should be the firm belief of all citizens of Levy County
that their highly trained sheriff's officers and city police
forces are constantly in pursuit of all offenders. We should
not require each and every arrest to. be explained to us in
order to believe this.
I can see no one this page could possibly benefit except
born gossips who relish reading of the ill deeds of others.
Perhaps it's the old psychological ploy used by some to
elevate their own self-esteem by pointing out the faults and
foibles of others?
In a world already inundated with ugliness and bad news
my suggestion would be that our esteemed officers transport
such cases to the proper authorities for speedy dispensation,
less said the better.
Of course, I would be one of the first to agree that certain
types of crimes; home invasion, rape, armed robbery, car
theft, arson, kidnapping and murder be given front page
coverage. Not only should the public be made aware of
these serious offenses, but also I believe a well trained and
responsible newspaper reporter should follow these cases
and let the public know the outcome. Any fair assessment by
a reporting agency should be based on a post adjudication
decision. Not one predicated on the sensation of arrest. No
responsible newspaper should deem it otherwise.
I find the sheriff's column to be noteworthy because he
provides our citizens information affecting their safety and
well being, being proactive rather than reactive.
I hope this one person's opinion might help persuade an
otherwise fine newspaper to use this page for more profitable
and uplifting articles.
God bless and Merry Christmas to all the readers of the
Levy County Journal.
Ruth Roberts Douglas
Williston

Christmas message is for us all
To the editor:
Yes, Virginia there is a Christ in Christmas.
There are those who want to X-mas the celebration of
the one who was born in a stable and laid in a manger 2000
years ago
They want to call evil good and.goed evil--who put.
darkne CifiAt-for dark&dOtio-purtbitted O
for sweet and sweet for bitter. They reject the law of God
and despise the word of the Holy one of Israel. They are
offended by the sight of baby Jesus in a manger at Christmas
and the scene of the nativity on lawns- and the list goes on of
what they want to do to remove all signs of that birth so long
ago.
But, Virginia, as long as there is a Christmas there will be
a Christ-as long as there is Joy there will be a baby Jesus-as
long as there is Peace in your heart there will be a Savior-as
long as there are Christmas Trees, there will be a Cross.
For the greatest gift of all was His (Christ's) love for All
mankind to redeem us and set us free to love where there is
hate-to have peace where there is turmoil-to have joy where
there is sadness-to have grace and mercy where there is none
and to have an eternity with Him instead of without Him.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Christ in Christmas..Luke 2:10-
14 says Then the Angel said to them "Do not be afraid, for
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be
to all people, for there is born to you this day in the City
of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, and this will be
a sign to you. You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger and suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and
saying 'Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men."
Yes, America, there is a Christ in Christmas-so stop
offending those of us who BELIEVE and let us all have our
CHRISTMAS celebration as it was intended--"For unto us
a CHRIST is given."
And for the sake of our Christ in Christmas let us have our
Constitutional Rights. Freedom is to express our holiday as
it is.
Have you opened your gift yet? The one given 2000 years
ago-Read John 3:16-21 for God so loved the world that He
gave.........
Rose Marie Benton

Quote of the 'Week
For unto you is born this day, in the city of
David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11


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Dear Santa,
It's been a year
since I wrote and I
know that's inexcusable.
Whenever a gift is given, a
thank you must follow it and
I have been sorely remiss in
my thank you for not only
hearing, but granting last
year's requests.
Please accept this as my
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paolugy-anu a precurour t
aplology-anu a precursor to taking classes that at last
this year's needs and wants intent h.
list, interest him.
list.
You batted close to. 1000 Merci
last year, Santa. I asked that my 16-year-
asked for a coffee shop. old who started driving stay
One opened in Chiefland, safe. So far, so good.
and in the days of small I requested that Dense
business lasting less than six and Guy get through his
chemo for colon cancer.
months, it's still here! chemo for colon cancer
Graciast Thank God, he is just about
Gracias! b t his ol
I asked that my daback to his, old cantankerous
Asked that my daughter self and Denise has started..
findsajobthat utilzedyber, .+.:4
de.1e. ,ar, bad-mouthinghim ;again.i '
W1el~ih'e did. Sort.if: .' Spring, and summer at ,,
My brilliant English-de- Cedar Keywee sun-filled
greed daughter, who an and nary a hurricane came
greed daughter, who can ts
write circles around her this way.
I have two hard-working
mother, is now a caseworker I h g
With the Department of Fam- reporters who do as they're
ily and Children's Services, expected and are enjoyable
a job she has held two weeks to be around.
shy of a year.Again, requests made in
s o a year. ., print last year fulfulled.
Her degree got her in the print last year fulfulled.
door, but it was her intel- I asked for our readers to
ligence and compassion that trust me. Some have. Some
never will. Que sera, sera.
landed her a job that she never will. Que sera, sera.
loves. So for all these things, I
And who knows. Maybe am thankful-and blessed.
But I am still waiting on a
the experiences she is glean- But am still waiting on a
ing will propel her writing Payless. Please carry it over
ing will propel her writing to this ear's list
career in the form of a best- to this year's list.
seller., I have thought about it a
seler. lot in the last two weeks and
Danke!
I asked that Nick get into unlike a year ago, I can't
a major field of study in col- say there is anything I need,
leg. and for a change, there is not
After several attempts to much I ant.
get into several schools at
the University of Georgia, Letters to
Nick finally managed to
land a major-recreation and 1) Letters should be E
leisure studies. over the word limit may b
No, it wasn't his first ity. Letters longer than 5C
choice. Nor was it his sec- edit, may be considered
ond, or third. 2) Letters must be sigr
When only 30 students are of the author. Please inc
accepted each semester to so ber (not for publication).
many of these programs, the 4 ubit our l r
competition is tremendous 4 S
and Nick, while competitive email it to editor@levyjoi
in many areas, was not when of our offices or mail it to
it came to that. page.
Nonetheless, he is now 5) Letters by the same
a senior-and may be for for publication every 21 c
a couple more years-and


My
children
are healthy,
happy and
self-suffi-
cient.
My
friends are
all well.
I have


settled into
some kind of pace here that
suits me.
I work. I sleep. I work. I
have dinner with the Wackos
and when I am feeling ad-
venturous, I go beyond Levy
borders.
Someone asked me not
long ago if I am happy.
Define it, I challenged.
There are days when I am
utterly, pitifully miserable,
Sbut doesp',t ,yyone, have,
days like that?
For the most part I am
content and some days I am
so happy I can't contain my-
.self (like being on a boat in
the Gulf. Right, Carlton?).
I suppose, Santa, the thing
I want most for Christmas
is to know that those I love
are happy-or content-and
that the next chapter of my '
life will start in the spring, as
planned.
And if the chapter gets
stalled for some reason, I
again ask for sunny skies,
good coffee, a sack of books
and enough sun block to
prevent cancer as I trek again
to the beach and mull on the
year I realized I have every-
thing I need.
Merry Christmas!



the Editor
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for guest columns.
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lays.


I categorically deny
having Scrooge as a
middle name. Alter
ego, maybe. But is it my
fault that I'm allergic to
pine trees,
or that
poinsettias
leave me
completely
out of
breath and
ready to
faint? CASSIE JOURNIGAN
Actually O
Actually Columnist
I really do
like Christmas, at least the
kind that promises a long
day of leisure stretched out
like an endless highway I
haven't traveled yet.
I had a wonderful
Christmas like that a few
years ago. Wayne and I had
just.moved to Chiefland.
Since our home was so new
to us and this was my first
Christmas ever in a home of
my very own, we decided to
cook a big meal. We bought
a big turkey, ham, potatoes,
green beans. We even
decided to make a pie from
scratch. We invited family.
We invited friends.
Everyone we called had
other plans.
We made our big meal
anyway. Our kitchen has a
large island-we cooked all
morning and then filled that
island countertop chock-full
with meats and veggies,
nuts, breads and-of course
the pies. That house smelled'
really good, evetfth6iugh we'
had to keep the doors and
windows open against the
oven's heat.
Wayne messed around.
on his guitar. I read. We
watched TV. I napped. And
every time we walked past
that counter, we ate. All day
long.
It was one of the best
Christmases I ever had.
The other Christmas that
was that good happened in
1984. Like the recent one,
the day just happened. My
son was two. Each time
he opened a present, he
carefully set the gift on
the floor beside him, and
played with the box the gift
came in. He wrapped the
dog in ribbon. He took a
piece 6f cardboard that had
been wrapped around some
fragile gift, colored it, took
a twistee thing and wrapped
it around his cardboard, and
hung his creation on the
Christmas tree. I still have
that decoration. It has by
now become my favorite.
That year we lived out
on the desert in California.
So part of Christmas meant
going outside to play in
the sun. Pretty neat for me,
having grown up in the old
and cold state of Virginia.
I'm planning now for this


See Cassie page 5


Miss Honey says ..


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Neal Fisher
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Tvpesetter
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Rhonda Griffiths


Monday, Dec. 18,
2006, good morning!
Here sits Miss Honey with
a chair full of love, puppy
love, that is! I know they
dove me and yes, I love them
too- Sweet Pea, Misty, Little
Bit, and Sugar Bugar!
Yes, they tear up
newspaper and scatter the
pillows off the couch when
I leave them alone, ifI don't
shut them up in their cages.
But, I still love them and
wouldn't take anything for
them!
I can ask them, "Do you
want to eat?" and they go


to the
kitchen.
They are
not dumb
animals.
They knowV
what Isay
to them,
smart.
huh?
Oh eah MISS HONEY
and yes
they eat people food except
the dry dog food which I
leave sitting out so if they
need to nibble when I leave
them alone. Yes, these little
ones are loved very much


by Miss Honey, their human
mama.
Well, Old Saint Nick is on
his way. Ready or not Dec.
25 is almost here, naughty or
nice, it's too late to change
now!
Did you make a list? Are
you ready for Saint Nick? I
guess I will have Christmas
dinner with my sister and
her family as always and
Tommy, my son, will be
there. I'll go back by my
daughter's in Chiefland
before coming home.
Well, I think I'll shut up,
See Honey Page 5


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: ., THINKING OUT
LOUD


Carolyn Risner


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Chiefland Police
Department
Phillip Jamario Young,
19, Chiefland. Robbery with
firearm or deadly weapon,
grand theft.
Jamarrion K. Young, 16,
Lake Wales. Principal to
armed robbery, grand theft.

Williston Police
Department
Tonya M. Vining, 22,
Morriston. Driving with
license suspended or revoked,
resisting law enforcement
officer without arrest. No
bond stated.
Alanis Carlos Diaz, 19,
Morriston. No valid driver's
license. No bond stated.
Porter Yashica Shanail, 23,
Williston. Throwing deadly
missile into dwellings,
criminal mischief. No bond
stated.
Joseph F. Knauff, 41,
Williston. Assault on law
enforcement officer, resisting
law enforcement officer
without violence. No bond
stated.

Sheriff's Office
Ray G. Phelps, 45,
Fanning Springs. Violation
of probation forgery. No
bond.
Joseph S. Smith, 17,
Chiefland. Accessory after
the fact .to armed burglary.
$2,500 bond.
Hope Nicole Buky, 22,


Ocala. Failure to appear,
grand larceny; failure to
appear, petit larceny. Released
on own recognizance.
David Eugene Shellington,
48, Ft. Myers. Failure to
appear, operating vehicle
with driver's license revoked.
Bond set at $25,000.
Roger D. Hughes, Jr.,
28, Tampa. Operating a
vehicle with driver's license
suspended or revoked
knowingly, possession of
marijuana under 20 grams,
possession of paraphernalia.
Bond set at $4,005.
Eric Duane Holt, 25,
Trenton. Violation of
probation, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Released on
own recognizance.
Rodney S.. Reffett, 34,
Waco, Ky. Burglary to
occupied structure, criminal
mischief less than $200. Bond
set at $22,500.
Kenneth L. James, 52,
Bronson. Attempted burglary,
resisting arrest without
violence. Bond set at $5,000.
Gregory Johnson Wiley,
53, Bronson. Driving with
driver's license suspended
or revoked, attached tag not
assigned. Bond set at $6,000.
Charles R. Tiley, 37,
Bronson. Violation of
probation worthless checks.
No bond set.
Tammy Lee Parson, 39,
Old Town. Dixie County
warrant for worthless checks.


Bond set at $1,204.95.
James Leroy Fink, 26,
Chiefland. Failure to appear,
driver's license suspended or
revoked. Bond set at $4,000.
Mandy Raye Ashley, 27,
Williston. Failure to appear
- driving with driver's
license suspended or revoked
knowingly. Released on own
recognizance.
Leon Michael Knight, 31,
Gainesville. Failure to appear
for arraignment petit theft.
Bond set at $4,000.
Alexandria Howard,
34, Bronson. Violation of
probation, sale and possession
of cocaine. No bond set.
Michael Hooper, 52,
Chiefland. Violation of
probation, driving under
the influence, and violation
of probation,. two counts of
driving with driver's license
suspended or revoked.
Victor Glen Partin, 56,
Bronson. Failure to appear,
larceny over $20,000 and
Failure to appear, criminal
mischief over $1,000. Bond
set at $ 25,000.
John William Halbrook, 36,
New Port Richey. Violation
of probation, driver's license
suspended or revoked. Bond
set at $ 250 cash.
Roy L. Sikes, 45, Trenton.
Obstruction of justice. Bond
set at $1,000.
Terra Marie Osteen,
28, Cross City. Violation
of probation, purchase of


Morriston man killed in crash


A Morriston man was killed
Sunday when the motorcycle
he was riding crossed in front
of another vehicle, on CR ,
326. .
Gerald Scott Zentz, 59, of.
Morriston was pronounced
dead on the scene by Para-
medic Paul Shear of the Levy
County EMS.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Zentz was
westbound on CR 326 and
Carmen Alicia Roberts, 25,


also of Morriston was travel-
ing east.
Roberts was turning left
into a driveway when Zentz
crested a hill coming' toward
her.
When Roberts saw the mo-
torcycle, she stopped and the
left portion of her 2003 Nis-
san was just over the center-
line, the report said.
Zentz applied brakes and
the bike skidded from the
middle of the lane toward the


* Cassie


centerline where he struck the
Nissan on the left.
He was ejected from his
motorcycle and the bike.came
to rest in the westbound )lane.
After the uc lisionl -Rob-
erts, who is six months preg-
nant, pulled her vehicle into
the driveway.'
She was transported to
Shands-UF.
Zentz was not wearing a
helmet.


Continue from page 4


cocaine and possession of
paraphernalia. Bond set at
$5,000.
Thomas Lee Ellis, 32,
Bronson. Driving with
driver's license suspended or
revoked knowingly. Bond set
at $1,000.
Stephan M. Groo, 21,
Chiefland. Violation of
probation, burglary and
possession of stolen
property. Released on own
recognizance.
John Campbell, 41,
Chiefland. Violation of
probation, driving under the
influence and possession less
than 20 grams and possession
of paraphernalia. Released on
own recognizance.
Carl F. Kazanowsky,
Inglis. Violation of probation,
purchase of cocaine,
possession of cocaine. No
bond stated.
Russell Girdler, 21, Cedar
Key. Violation of probation,
domestic battery. Bond set at
$10,000.
Lorraine Rowe Martin, 48,
Chiefland. Aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. Bond
set at $7,500.
Dean E. Henderson, 40,
Williston. Domestic battery.
Bond set at $ 3,500.
Kenneth William
Strickland, 36, Williston.
Domestic battery. Bond set at
$ 5,000.


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Dealing with drug problems


This Week's Arrests


Hello, everyone and
welcome to this
week's Sheriff's
Comer.
We'll use this week and
next week to finish our drug
topic. I'll talk about specific
drugs and their effects next
week along with more about
what you can do to fight this
problem.
Much of the following
information was provided
by the National Institute on
Drug Abuse, Partnership
for a Drug-free America
and the Drug Enforcement
Administration.
I'll list alcohol first
because it is still our # 1
drug problem. It is also the
most defended drug problem.
Some of the toughest
effects include respiratory
depression, death and Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome. Next,
cigarettes are responsible
for heart and cardiovascular
disease, cancers, emphysema
and others.
The next drug problem I'll
mention is steroids. Steroids
are taken orally or injected
into muscle.
The negative effects
include liver cancer, sterility,
masculine traits in females
and feminine traits in males,
aggressive depression, acne
and mood swings.
Marijuana, also known
as weed, pot, reefer, grass
and many more is eaten
or smoked to achieve the
desired effects.
The effects that are
of most concern include
impairments in learning,
memory, perception


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Christmas. It will be based
on my two favorites. Wayne
and I will once again make
too much food, and leave it
out all day on the counter.
I'll have a pile of books
to read. Wayne will play
us Christmas music on his
guitar. Maybe some friends


will come over. Or not.
I may even make a
decoration or two. And
invite friends and neighbors
who happen by into making
something of their own. And
send my best to my son and
his girlfriend in their flew
desert home.


SHoney


get up, and take this to the
paper and visit my friends
who live at the Bronson
Motel, Dixie and Miss Ella.
Yes, I do have friends, also
Margo and Donna and all the
girls at the dollar Sstore, and
yes, my little buddy Berlin at
the Weeks' gas station.
S Gosh, I do have a lot to
be thankful-for, uh huh do


too. Also my friends Dave
and Barbara and Donald
and Mary and all the girls
at Perkins State Bank. Gosh
where would I be without
my friends?
But most of all Jesus, He
is my true friend and He
never leaves me or forsakes
me! Isn't it great to be loved
by so many?


Cassie Journigan,
a reporter for this
newspaper, has redeemed
herself from her column
two weeks ago. She
may be reached at
cjournigan@levyjournal.
corn.


Continue from page 4
Well, I believe I've said
enough, so I'll shut up,
get up and take this to the
Journal and Wilma Jean.
So until next week be
good, take care and God
bless.
Always,
Miss Honey


FromAll Of Us



ForA Wonderf Holiday



AndA Very Happy New Year


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and judgment. The user
also suffers from altered
cognition or a lessening of
the ability to take in new
information.
The inability
to learn is
experienced.
There is
also greatly
reduced ability
to concentrate
JOHNNY and perform
SMITH tasks like
driving a car.
There appears to
be long-term effects in these
areas.
Next I'll mention
amphetamines and
methamphetamines. These
are also known as speed,
uppers and crank.
Methamphetamines are
generally considered to be
very strong and, to a degree,
unpredictable. Meth and
amphetamines are taken
orally, injected, snorted or
smoked. Addiction is very
possible and common. Other
effects include irritability,
increased blood pressure,
psychosis, aggression,
convulsions, heart and blood
vessel toxicity, arrhythmia,
hallucinations and
formicationn", the sensation
of insects crawling on or
under the skin.
Next week we'll finish
with the specific drugs and
give you some things to do.
Take care.
Have a very Merry
Christmas.

Johnny Smith is sheriff
of Levy County.


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Warmest Thoughts



SBest Wishes


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


BES has


fun night

BY SALINDA NOBLES
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL
Holiday crafts, math games,
and bingo were features at
the latest Family Learning
Night at Bronson Elementary
School. Thursday, Nov. 28
was an exciting night for
students and parents who
took part in the FLN hosted
by the kindergarten team.
High school volunteers
helped out in Ginger Deas'
classroom where the holiday
spirit came alive through a
variety of crafts. Students of
varying age groups and their
parents worked together to
make candy cane, reindeer,
stained glass drawings, and
foam picture frames.
Excited shouts of"BINGO"
could be heard coming
from the classroom of Patty
Shewey.
"The kids just love this and
it helps with their listening
skills, as well as their number
and letter recognition," said
Norma Courtney, one of the
kindergarten teachers, who
acted as the caller for the
evening. "They certainly
are keeping us busy," added
Shewey.
The room of Ivy Dix was
set up for\ math games for
kids of all ages.
"We really tried to have
something for everyone to
enjoy and, maybe inspire
parents to create at home,"
explained Dix.,
Students also enjoyed
a story about, a Christmas
crocodile from guest reader,
Marlene Nobles. After they
visited all of the stations,
many students and parents
went over to the computer lab
to read and take Accelerated
Reader tests.


PARENTS,. CHILDREN,
teachers and volunteers
were in the holiday spirit
during the latest Family
Fun Night at Bronson El-
ementary School. From
making candy cane rein-
deer apd picture frames
to creating stained glass
pictures, everyone was
in an artsy mood.


Go paddle your canoe (or kayak) at Manatee Springs


December marks the beginning of Manatee Springs State
Park winter paddling program. Every Friday at 8:30 a.m., the
park offers a guided canoe/kayak trip on the spring run and
out into the Suwannee River.
Participants should have at least some paddling experience
but the trip is easy to moderate and does not require advanced
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at 8:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 10 boats registered on
the day of the paddle.
The trip is free with a paid park admission if you have your
own boat. Those needing a rental canoe or kayak can make
arrangements with Suwannee River Tours at352-949-0379 no
later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, the day before the paddle.
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Quilters plan Feb. 13 bus trip
BY WINNELLE HORNE
CORRESPONDENT
Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Levy ;
County Quilt Museum.
It was a busy day for everyone. Janice and Alice Mae and |
others put together two quilts and it makes for up and down
as these quilts are put on a rug, pinned and rolled up. It takes
time to do all this and as some of us get older, it takes the
younger ones to do this
We want to thank Mary Sutton from Melrose who donated
an old antique quilt frame as well as a bag of fabric. We will
be able to put in the fourth quilt and some can quilt in the.
great room.
Jarrod and six boys were out Tuesday and they got a lot
done, as we haven't had them out for three weeks.
We appreciate all they do and come Tuesday they have
more onions to set out as well as all the other projects they do.,,
We couldn't take care of this place without them. Thank you.
Our bus trip is set for Tuesday, Feb. 13 and the cost s $20. It
is a one-day trip. We leave around 7 a.m and get home about)
7:30 p.m.
We are getting a 47-passenger bus as last year we had a 55,
and we had 12 empty seats we had to pay for. Be sure.you're,
going and we will reserve a seat.
Lunch was so good with meatloaf, fresh turnips, rice,.green
beans, potato salad, salad, pumpkin roll, chocolate pudding
cake, coconut cake and so much more. Fourteen members
were present.
Winnelle Home is the director of the Levy County Quilt
Museum.

Enterprise application complete

The Enterprise Zone Development Agency, along with
the Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc., has
completed the application to the- state of Florida for parts
of Levy County to become an Enterprise Zone. Pamela
Blair, executive director, received e-mail notification that the
application was reveiwed and determinedto be "complete."The;
Enterprise Zone is an area designated as commercial/industrial
that will provide state of Florida 6 percent sales tax credits on
the property tax credit, sales tax refund for building mateirals,
sales tax refund for business machinery and equipment,
community contribution tax credit, and sales tax exemption
for electricity for those businesses located in the Enterprise
Zone and meet-specific criteria.
County monies are not affected by the incentives given by
the state. New businesses that locate to the area receive these
benefits, but our existing businesses also receive these tax
credits. Levy County is in competition for this designation
with Jefferson County and possibly two others. Enterprise-'
Florida along with the Governor's Office of Trade, Tourism,
and Economic Development will announce the 'winning'
county who receives this prestigious designation in late
December or early January.
Any businesses interested in learning more about the
Enterprise Zone program can contact Pam Blair at the EZDA
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Elsie J. Coleman
Elsie J. Coleman, 94, of Chiefland died Dec. 12, 2006.
She was a lifetime area resident and homemaker. She was
an active member of Hardeetown Baptist Church and Fidelis.
Sunday School Class. Her many hobbies were arts and crafts,
cooking and gardening. She also spent many hours fishing and
house-boating while living in her Suwannee River home.
Her husband T. Coleman and a son, Elbert E. Coleman
preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Amelia
and L.C. Cannon of Chiefland; a sister, Hazel J. Cuddeback of
Gainesville, a granddaughter and her husband, Toni and Bud
Gause of Chiefland; a grandson Jesse Coleman of Orlando; a
great-grandson, Justin Coleman Gause of Chiefland and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Coleman were held Dec. 16 at
Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland. Burial followed
at Chiefland Cemetery.
Flowers or a memorial contribution may be made in memory
of Mrs. Coleman to Hardeetown Baptist Church Building
Fund, 1404 NW 18 Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Services, Chiefland.
Esther Hudson
Esther Louise Hudson, 71, ofAlachua, died Saturday, Dec.
9, 2006 at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in
Gainesville.
Mrs. Hudson was born in Miami Jan. 30, 1935. She had
been a resident of the Gainesville area since 1947. She was
a longtime member of the Gainesville Chapter of the Sweet
Adelines and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael Hudson
ofAlachua; two sons: Mark (Anne) Hudson of Pueblo, Colo.
and Steven (Laura) Hudson of Chiefland; two brothers:
James Northrop of Brooksville and Robert Northrop of West
Palm Beach; a sister: Emelie Ferland of Hope Sound; three
grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at Knauff Funeral Home,
Chiefland Dec. 16. Interment was at Chiefland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 NE 9th Street,
Chiefland, FL 3;626 or Alzheimer's Association, 1215 NW
14th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601.
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Edward Knott II
Edward James Knott II, 84, of Morriston died Dec. 14,
2006.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 8, 1922. His wife
Eileen Joan Knott preceded him in death.
Edward (Bud) was a retired member of Local 52, New York
and Local 477, Florida, I.A.T.S.E. Motion Picture Mechanics.
.He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in
Williston, and was a 4th Degree Knight of the Holy Family
Council 11784, Knights of Columbus. Edward also founded
the Joyful Noise singing group in October of 2000.
He is survived by sons Edward J. Knott III, Kevin T. Knott
and daughters Barbara M. Crapser, Theresa Ganzer, their
spouses, Lida, Peggy, James and Neal, and grandchildren
Kevin M., Kristianna M., Maggie-Marie Knott; Colin, Corey,
Kaley and Conor Crapser; Trevor and Taylor Ganzer; and
beloved companion Gloria Tumminia; sister-in-law Marie
McNally and her children Ricky, William and their families;
niece Alicia Conklin arid daughter Catha; nephew John Collins
and family; nephew Michael Clinton and daughter Sophie.

Roger Jacob Raitto
Roger Jacob Raitto died Dec. 11, 2006 in Granby, Conn.
He was 86.
He was a retired professional photographer and insurance
agent with offices in Hartford and Granby
Center, Conn. for. many years.
He served in the United States Army for
four years under Gen. Patton and was part
of D-Day.
r ~ He is survived by his wife
of56 years, Barbara (Casky);
two sons, Jay Raitto of New
Hampshire and Jeffery
Raitto of Trenton, owner of
Williston Marine, Chiefland;
a daughter, Sally (Mrs. James) Mullins of
Granby, Conn.; a brother, David A. Raitto of
Wheelwright, Mass.; a sister, Barbara Moore of Old Town
and Osterville,. Mass.; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Tyler
Mullins and Jessica Raitto of New Hampshire.
Memorial services were performed out-of-doors in Granby,
Conn., and he was honored with a three-gun salute.
Raymond E. Romer
Raymond E. Romer, 64, of Williston, died Dec. 12, 2006 at
the Williston Health Care Center.
Mr. Romer was a printer. He was born in
Queens, N.Y. and moved from Sunrise to
Williston 18 months ago.
He graduated from West Babylon Long Island
High School. He was a Navy veteran who had
been stationed in San Diego, Calif. and served
on the U5S Nimitz. He was an aircraft engine
mechanic. He enjoyed sailing.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


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He is survived by his daughter: Joanne M. Gowen of Mt.
Juliet, Tenn., a son: Sean Romer of Tampa, three brothers:
George W. Romer of Newberry, Robert Romer of Old Town
and Peter Romer of Titusville; one sister: Michelle Fracapane
of Deltona.
A memorial service was held Dec. 16 at the.Williams-
Thomas Funeral Home, Westarea.
Cedric Stokes
Cedric Stokes, 79, of Williston, died Dec. 13, 2006 at the
VA Hospital.
Mr. Stokes was a native of Williston. He
served in the United States Navy, was a farmer
and rancher.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Stokes of
Williston; sons, Carl and Jeff Holcomb and
daughter Ann-Marie Langford all of Williston;
S six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Dec. 19, 2006 at Willis-
ton Church of God with Pastors Keith Langford
and Wes Smith officiating. Burial followed at Orange Hill
Cemetery in Williston.
Those who wish may make donations to Williston Church
of God, 225 SE 4th St., Williston, FL 32696. Arrangements
were under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home.


Card of Thai
Hudson
Our family appreciates so much the loving support from our
friends and family, who continue to show love for us. Pastors
Darel Mitchell and Bob Black did a wonderful service at the
funeral and the speakers told stories that made us smile with
memories.
Thank you for the food, flowers, visits, and especially your
prayers.
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age LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL SPORTS & RECREATION


Big Game Hunter


ON A RECENT hunt in Waterville, Kan., Mark Long of Chiefland killed this
enormous 12-point non-typical buck. The deer weighed 240 Ibs. He was
taken on Nov. 29, the opening day afternoon of the rifle season. Long was
hunting with B&J Outfitters headquartered in Chiefland.



Ruth Baker takes down,



Pat Renaud on the links


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
CHIEFLAND-As the
Chiefland Women's Golf
Association's annual
handicap tournament moved
into its final- rounds, the
interest and excitement
among all continued to build,,
even among those who have.
been eliminated.
"We are very pleased with
the reaction and ability the
girls have shown in handling
the situationn,' Marilee
Lennard, president of the
association, said.
"We play at a lot of other
courses and I think it will
help against the competition
at the other courses. This
type of competition really
strengthens people's ability
to deal with distractions."
Of the four remaining
golfers who fell into the
losers'bracket after first round
losses, Marilee Lennard and
Freida Martin were the lone
remaining golfers still alive
after three matches.
With the tournament
moving into its final rounds,
the golfers still alive after
suffering a first round defeat
faced offagainst each other for
the right to move within one
step of playing the survivor
of the winners' bracket.
Lennard, the tournament's
second seed, defeated Arma
Beauchamp in a nip and tuck
affair.
The match was tied after
10 holes before Beauchamp's
lower score on the eleventh-
green earned her the lead.
After the golfers were tied
once again, this time after
the 12th hole, the lower
seed's position to pull off
her second consecutive upset
was growing stronger with
each time the golfers teed off.
Lennard needed to make a
run.
And she did exactly that,
winning the next four holes
to take a three-hole victory.
Lennard scored seven pars
during the round, including
the 13th through 16th.
With the event designed
to give the lower seeds an
advantage, the other side of
the losers' bracket embodied
the last two underdogs in
the bracket who still had an
opportunity to change the
temperament and spirit of the
tournament.
It pitted the 13th seeded,
Freida Martin against the
tournament's lowest seed,
Betty Beck. Both golfers
finished the course with the
same score, but Martin won
the match by scoring the


lower score on eight holes to
Beck's six successes. There
were four ties. She opened
the scoring with a flurry
compiling lower marks on six
of the first eight fairways in
gaining a four-hole lead.
Beck, who had survived
after a first round loss with
a steady, consistent game
centered on making pars,
once again played better than
her average. However, her
round was not quite as strong,
as it had been in her previous
two matches.
The .result was a rally,
which brought hero within
one hole of Martin, running.
out of steam on the 17th
green. Martin did especially
well on the course's par
three holes. The list of pars
included the 17th hole, which
put the match on ice.
With the victories Martin
and Lennard were scheduled
to square off against the
losers of the semifinals of the
winner's bracket.
Pat Renaud was dropped
into the losers' bracket after
she lost to Betty Altieri
in the semifinals of the
winner's bracket. She also
needed to win in the final
four of the losers bracket to
avoid elimination via two
consecutive defeats.
She faced Martin in a
rematch of a first round
match-up. Unlike Beck, her.
rally was successful as she
won by a two-hole margin.
Martin once again struck out
to a quick lead. After nine
holes she was in front by three
holes. But Altieri's birdie on
the eighth hole started a roll,
which included lower scores
on the 10th through 12th
tees.
The result was a tie match
as they approached the 13th
green. It remained that way
until the 15th hole when
Altieri completed the come
back. She won that hole and
kept her momentum going on
the 16th fairway to secure the
victory.
Altieri shot an 88 and her
overall game was more fixed
as she shot 44 on both the
back and front nine.
Due to health issues,
Lennard was forced to
withdraw from her match
against Patsy Sheppard.
Sheppard had fallen into the
losers' bracket after suffering
defeat to Ruth Baker in
the other winners bracket's
semifinals.
So, while the tournament
saw its share of surprises
and lower seeds making runs
at the favorites in the pre-


semifinal rounds, thread of the
top four seeds were still alive
for a berth in the final of the
losers' bracket.
And after 18 more holes,
it was Altieri who earned the
right to play for the berth,
besting Sheppard by two
holes.
Altieri will face Pat Renaud
in the losers' bracket finals.
Renaud lost to the 10th
seeded Ruth Baker in the,
finals ofihe winners',braket.
The tournament's eighth
seed, Renaud had moved into
the finals by playing the most
consistent and steady rounds
of golf. However, her game
was not quite as strong as it
had been in the previous two
matches.
While Baker shaved seven
strokes off of her average
in finishing with a score of
89. The first time she broke
the 90-stroke barrier since
joining the association.
Baker's hot streak included
putting herself in position
for 28 putts. Baker .won the
winners' bracket with a 3-0
record.
"It will be tough to beat
Baker if she continues to
play the way she has in her
first three matches," Lennard
said. "Cutting seven strokes
off of her average will always
make it tough for anyone,
regardless of how high their
seeds are or how much they
improve their game, to beat
her. There is only so many
strokes a top seed can drop."

Winners Bracket Final
Results
#10 Ruth Baker defeated
#8 Pat Renaud

Losers Bracket Results
#2 Marilee Lennard
defeated #11 Arma
Beauchamp
#13 Frieda Martin defeated
* #16 Betty Beck
Losers' bracket semifinals
(after completion of winners'
bracket matches)
#3 Patsy Sheppard defeated
* #2 Marilee Lennard
(withdrew)
#4 Betty Alteiri defeated *
#13 Frieda Martin
Losers' Bracket
Semifinal
#4 Betty Altieri defeated *
#3 Patsy Sheppard
*-eliminated from
tournament
Losers' Bracket Final
#8 Pat Renaud vs. #4 Betty
Altieri
Tournament Finals.
Winner of #8 Pat Renaud
vs. Betty Altieri vs. #10 Ruth
Baker


NEAL FISHER
1 LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL !


Random thoughts on the season


W ith only two
weeks left in
the National
Football League's regular
season, a few thoughts about
some recent events as they
apply to the 2006 season.
As is the case when most
icons of a community pass
on, it was a time of reflection
and expressing what he
meant to the NFL when the
news broke last week of
Lama Hunt's death.
The owner of the Kansas
City Chiefs is perhaps the
most influential person in
the NFL's rise to its position
as the most profitable and
adored sport in America and
in some cases, the world.
Hunt, who was the
driving force behind the
organization of the American
Football League and its
eventual merger with the
National Football League,
perhaps made his biggest
contributions in the subtle
and understated realm. They
led to the league profitably
gaining in its popularity and
financial growth.
For example, until 1965,
the year of the first Super
Bowl, there were only four
teams west of the Mississippi
River in the NFL and only
two of them were on the
West Coast.
With the inception of the
Super Bowl, the number of
teams rose to nine, and six of
them weftin the li Mountaim.
or Pacific-time zones.
Their ability to grow into
viable professional sports
franchises led to cities such
as Seattle and New Orleans
being granted the same.
Speaking of the passing
of an NFL great, while
Jeff Garcia is usually not
mentioned in the list of
this generation's best, his'
resurrection in Philadelphia
is a rallying cry for all those
Pro Bowl players who had


dirt shoveled on their skills
and talents.
If nothing else, he has
resurrected the powerless
feeling of nobody being able
to save the Eagles following
Donovan McNabb's injury
into a playoff berth with one
more win.
Speaking of shoveling
dirt, the Tennessee Titans are
7-7. They probably won't
make the playoffs, but with
the emergence of a defense
that is comparable to their
glory years and Vince Young
as a viable leader, Jeff Fisher
has done an excellent job in
making the team respectable
again.
Speaking of Vince Young,
he is yet to develop into a
Pro Bowl and quarterback
great, but a five-game
winning streak by the Titans
is proof he is on his way.
Not bad for a guy who many
critics thought couldn't
perform the most basic of
skills required to be an NFL
quarterback.
Speaking of critics, those
of the Bears have been
hammering their defense
all season, but it is hard to
argue it is as good as billed
since the beginning of the
year when they allowed the
Buccaneers to rally from a
large deficit and send the
game into overtime.
Speaking of the
Buccaneers, with three wins,
they were highly overrated ,
again. It's time to stop living
off the glory and the name
they made f6r themselves
in winning the Super Bowl
almost four years ago.
Speaking of the Super
Bowl, the New York Giants
are proof positive that even
teams with good enough
talent to make it to the
championship game have to
learn to play nice together
and function as a single unit.


Instead of complaining
about everything under the
sun that has nothing to do
with the NFL, a team must
keep its focus on playing
football and preparing for
their opponents.
Speaking of the New
York Giants, despite a large
portion of their woes being
self-inflicted, they are still
the team in the final playoff
spot in the NFC at 7-7.
With a .500 record as
an NFC team, they are in
the playoffs if they started
today. The teams with the
same record in the AFC,
are clinging to their playoff
possibilities by the skin of
their teeth and hoping for
help.
Speaking of .500, the once
dominating San Fransisco
49ers were left for a long run
of losing seasons. However,
if they win their last two
games, they will finish with a
.500 record for the first time
in five years.
Speaking of teams that
dominate the league, the
Indianapolis Colts are
heading in the opposite
direction, losing three of
their last four games. It
might be worn out and
tired, but the Colts prove
the saying about defense
winning championships
seems to be such, is true.
Speaking of losing streaks,
Matt Millen h h4sd.his
chance in Detroit. After five ,
years of losing at least 10
games even with a coach
who took NFL teams to the
playoffs in five consecutive
years, it should be obvious
changes in the front office
are needed.
Neal Fisher is the
sports writer for the
Levy County Journal.
He may be reached at
jcpirahna@yahoo.com.


Lady Devils beat Forrest 4-1


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
12/11
Williston 4-Forrest 1
Record: 8-3 (overall), 3-2 (district)
WILLISTON-The Lady Devils' winning
streak ballooned to five games as Kaitlyn
Guinsler tickled the twines three consecutive
times in the second half. In beating Forrest,
a perennial playoff team, the Lady Devils-
attained a certain measure of being regarded
as a top tier team, even if it was against their
B team. It was the first of two games against
perennial playoff teams.
The Lady Devils were able to create an
excess of breakaways in the second half,
putting a steady flow of pressure on the
visitors' defense and goalkeeper. Several
of those breakaways were created off direct
kicks. With the constant pressure, the Lady
Devils fatigued. Forrest in their half of the.
field and pushed the ball past the defense,
setting up one on one shots against the
goalkeeper.
Their passing was crisp and clean, taking
advantage of a fatigued defense and offense
that had spread itself out into the Lady
Devils 'side of the field. With the passing
working so well, players were led downfield,
receiving the ball at critical points in the
opposition's zone in mid-stride.
The Lady Devils often received passes on
the inside of Forrest's players, giving them
the angle on the defense as they moved
towards the net and on the goalkeeper when
they eventually got there.
Lucia Beral opened the scoring in the
seventh minute of the game when she
received a pass 15 feet from the net. She
faked right and shot left to the weak side of
the goalie, coaxing her to dive in the wrong
direction.
Forrest tied the game in the 15th minute


as they pushed the ball down the right side. It
was the only time Forrest was able to pass and
push the ball through the Lady Devils' defense
with efficiency.
A quick pass 10 feet to the right of the player'
who had dribbled the ball iito the Williston
zone Forrest's set up the scorer in the right
position. She received the pass and placed it
out of the reach of the Lady Devils' goalkeeper
Sandra Garcia.
Then the reign of Guinsler dawned in the
second half. She gave the Lady Devils a lead
they would never relinquish at the 20th minute
of the second half.
She, like Bernal, received a pass from the
midfielders in the middle of the field in goal
scoring mode. She pushed the ball up the
field with a Forrest defender on her right side.
Faking to her left and to her right she galloped
into the goalie's crease and then faked two
shots before kicking the ball to the left of the
Forrest goalie.
The senior midfielder's third goal was off of a
penalty kick. She kicked the ball to the goalie's
right as she directed it to gradually increase'its
angle as it came closer to the keeper. With the
deception of the arc, the keeper moved to her
right side too late.
The penalty was a hands call, which took
place inside the goal crease after a comer kick.
The Lady Devils kept the ball within 25 yards
of Forrest's goal for eight minutes.
Guinsler's final goal came with 15 minutes
left in the game. Once again, the Lady Devils
pressured the Forrest defense for several
minutes before a looping over the shoulder
air ball that moved within three inches of the
crossbar while coming down landed gently
behind the goalie on her left side.
With the win, the Lady Devils moved on
to the back end of its double exam against
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


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Y NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
WILLISTON-The incident
occurred almost one year
ago. The victims were forced
to watch the incident at their
own home. The perpetrators
rejoiced with shouts of glee
in their accomplishments.
Complications of
the offense included the
instigation of the sounds of
clanking metal being used
as a way to build a statement
on the backs of the victims
and the galloping of quick
feet during the repeated get-
aways. The victims still
remember the sounds vividly,
as if it happened yesterday.
This weekend they will
have to remember the events
one more time as they face
the perpetrators for the first
time since those two days
almost one year ago.
That is the scenario that
will take place this Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at Santa
Fe High School as the annual
Hitchcock's Christmas
Basketball Tournament
unfolds.
The Williston Red Devils,
after celebrating a hard-
earned tournament title last
year, return to the scene of
the crime to defend their
championship.
"We' didn't know what
to expect, especially in the
finals," Williston head coach
Curtis Stacy said. ,"But we
came out and played well. It
was. definitely a boost to the
rest of the season. Anytime a
team comes into a situation as
the defending champion it is
an extra incentive to repeat.
"But *w1'- iilF= sh '!"e'
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put togetherithree complete
games featuring our up tempo
running game. That is our
strength and we will have to
be able to play it well if we
are to make another playoff
run. On Saturday night
we will look back at this
tournament and see what we
did well and what we didn't
and get ready for the second
half ofthe season." '
Hosted by Santa Fe High
School in Gainesville,
Williston claimed the


Devils will defend their title

Hitchcock Classic tips off tonight


tournament with a great
atmosphere and play."
Williston head coach,
George Miller, said. "Coach
McDaniels and the school
has done a great job in
building it to the point where
it is now. We are looking
forward to defending our title
in that environment. The
whole event, from the teams
to the way it is run, is about
quality."

Tournament Brackets
First Round
Bronson vs. Union County


Columbia vs. Newberry
Palatka vs. Williston
Santa Fe vs. Chiefland
Semifinals
Bronson vs Union County
winner vs. Columbia vs.
Newberry winner
Palatka vs. Williston winner
vs. Santa Fe vs. Chiefland'
winner
Finals
SBronson vs. Union County
vs. Columbia vs. Newberry
winner vs.
Palatkavs. Williston winner
vs.. Santa Fe vs. Chiefland
winner


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Journal photo by Neal Fisher
THE RED DEVILS' full court pressure defenses have been forcing teams into
bad passes and ball handling decisions as Hitchcock's tournament begins to-


night.
tournament title last year with
a victory over the home team
in the final. Negating the
home team's powerful inside
game on the defensive end,
the Red Devils moved Jiwan
James to the perimeter.
In doing so, Santa Fe was
forced to move its most
dominant big man outside the
paint, opening up the middle
for the Red Devils.
The 2006 version of
the tournament has been
expanded to eight teams.
Even with Williston
returning 'as" the defending
champion, the Aide s of the
Red Devils was not enough
for Levy County in the high-
stepping, prestigious holiday
tournament.
Chiefland, for the fourth
consecutive year, and
Bronson will also take to
Santa Fe's court.
"It is a great Christmas
tournament," Chiefland head
coach Dennis Webber said.
"They always have good
teams, good coaches and good
players. Because winning
this tournament is not easy,


it means a lot to win it. And
the competitions they hold
between games are a great
touch. They even give out
prizes for the competitions.
"Santa Fe is always a
hard team to beat. They are
smaller than in the past, but
they work hard for coach
McDaniels. They have a
great man-to-man defense
and play the trap well every
year. We will have to play
a complete game to beat
them. We are always excited
about the chance to play in
the tournament .because it
gives us opep ri~ge, r and.
exposure."
Despite entering the
tournament with a seven-
game losing streak, Chiefland
might be able to make some
news as a trio of players
return to the team. Playing
with only seven athletes so
far this season, they will for
the first time this year have
a bench that will be able to
give the Indians the ability to
rotate and rest its players.
Guard Stephen Davis
and guard/forward Jairus


Wimberly return in time for
the tournament and give the
Indians a nine-player rotation.
In addition, there is the
possibility Ryan Sprawling
will return to action for the
tournament as-he is close to
completing his recovery from
an off-season knee injury.
They have also improved
on their number of turnovers.
The results are a run of close
losses, setting the team up for
the opportunity, to get over
the hump.
The tournament is a single
elimination event, with the
char8iiSn" needing *three
wins to clanm the crown.
Each team is guaranteed a
minimum of two games,
because the tournament
includes a consolation bracket
for the losers of the first round
games.
If the Red, Devils and
Indians win their first round
games, they will face each
other in the next round. If
Bronson meets one of those
two teams in the tournament,
it will be in the finals.
"It is just a really great


Willistor
BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
12/11
P.K.Yonge 69
Williston 21
Record 7-2 (overall), 2-2
(district)
After establishing
themselves as a team capable
of winning, the Lady Devils
entered district play looking
like a team capable of
qualifying for the playoffs
under first-year coach Jason
Odom.
Even with the strong start,
they got a stem lesson in what
it is going to take to reach that
level and just how far they
have to go if they are going to
compete for the district title.
As .they have done for
several years, the Blue Wave
from the beginning of the
game and while the Lady
Devils showed some signs of
being a formidable opponent
against teams that represent
programs that fail to compete
for state titles in almost every
sport, they were simply,no
match for the home team.
The Lady Devils. kept it
close for the first few minutes
of the first quarter, but very
quickly lost touch with the
Blue Wave as they did not
have the ability or posture
to slow down their running
game consistently.
Despite the success of the
team in the first half, Odom
thought it was possible that
the Blue Wave's reputation


's


Lady Devils go 1


might have intimidated the
Lady Devils to a certain
extent, especially after they
took control of the game in
the first quarter.
All in all it was the team's
worst game of the year even
without considering what the
talent of the Blue Wave did to
the Lady Devils' game plan.
Suffering their second
district defeat the Lady
Devils faced their first true
prolonged test of the season
as the luster of their early
success began to show cracks.
Without any significant time
off, the Lady Devils needed
to regroup quickly or face
a stretch of poorly played
games, that could change
the season from one of high
aspirations to also ran.
Williston 08-05-08-00-
--21
P.K. Yonge 29-11-15-14 --
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Statistics:
Williston:
Scoring: A. Floyd-10, C.
Gordon-5, M. Brown 5, S.
Cannady 1.

12/14/06
Crystal River 48
Williston 44
Record 7-3 (overall), 2-2
(district)
Playing their third contest
during a stretch of four games
on the road and their second
consecutive on the road,
the Lady Devils' rally fell


short. In losing their second
consecutive game and tasting
defeat for the third time in
their last four contests, the
Lady Devils' rally fell-short
in the waning moments.
Even with the early season
success, the Lady Devils still
showed they are learning
how to deal with different
situations. They came out
strong following the disaster
at P.K. Yonge.
However, once again their
defense and rebounding
broke down during the latter
half of the second quarter and
the third stanza.
Without effective
rebounding, the Lady Devils
failed to get many second
shots and gave up several
easy transition baskets to
Crystal River. They were
only able to manage three
points in the third quarter and
found themselves looking at
a 40-25 deficit entering the
fourth quarter.
In a matter of seconds they
woke up and their rebounding
and defense came to life as
the final period began. They
cut the lead to two despite
several controversial calls.
However, the calls caught up
to the Lady Devils as Crystal
River connected -on several
free throws in the final minute
to put the game away.
For the first time this
season the Lady Devils had
a two-game losing streak


-2


for the week


and while there was a certain
level of learning their lesson
after the defeat to P.K. Yonge,
they still had the same kind of
lapses against Crystal River.
Their play was improved, but
it was not as good as it had
been early in the season.

Williston 10-12-03-19-
--44
Crystal River 09-17-14-
08--48
Statistics:
Williston:
POINTS: M. Brown-25,
J. Smith-8, P. Brown-8, C.
Gordon-3, S. Cannady-3.

12/15/06
Williston 53
Chiefland 50
Record: 8-3 (overall) 3-2
(district)
Returning home on a two-
game losing streak and the
possibility of a prolonged
slump, the Lady Devils
needed to beat their cross-
county rivals to regain
momentum and use the
opportunity to return to their
earlier style with conviction.
Even though, the Indians
had a lesser record, they
played their best game of the
season and held a three-point
lead with 90 seconds left.
With the season slipping
away from them, the Lady
Devils rallied to score the
last six points of the game to
win.


Buoyed by their defense
and rebounding, the Lady
Devils gave up only one shot
and 'forced two turnovers
during their run.
The Lady Devils' play was
once again not quite as solid
as it had been earlier in the
season, but their defense and
rebounding came alive at the
most critical points of the
game, particularly in the final
seconds.
They took a two-point lead
into halftime as a 5-0 run
ended the second quarter and
held onto the lead heading
into the final period, before
Chiefland made their move to
take the lead heading into the
final seconds.
With the win the Lady
Devils broke their longest
losing streak of the season
and upped their district record
to 3-2. It failed to be a game
of beauty, but they did show
the maturity and experience
.lacking in their previous
games when their backs were
against the wall.

Chiefland 17-06-16-11--50
Williston 14-11-19-09--53
Points: M. Brown-20, P.
Brown-14, S. Canady-9, C.
Gordon-7, A. Floyd-2, J.
Gates-2.
Rebounds: P. Brown-23,
M. Brown-13, C. Gordon-16,
J. Gates-8, S. Cannady-11.
ASSISTS J. Smith-5
Steals-J. Gates 5


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Vanguard snaps Lady Devils' winning streak


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
WILLISTON-For the.first
35 minutes of last Friday's
game against Vanguard
the world was young and
innocent.
That is until Rachel Boddy
screamed a shot past Williston
goalie Sandra Garcia to put
Vanguard ahead at 2-1. The
visitors never relinquished
the lead as Boddy added two
more tallies in the second half
to secure victory. Both shots
were beautiful kicks that
the most talented of goalies
would have trouble handling.
They were looping shots,
which arched over the back
of Garcia's head perfectly
placed within inches of the
crossbar.
The loss ended the Lady
Devils' five-game winning
streak and set the team back
in their quest in taking another
step to be considered in the
same category with Vanguard
and the other powers that be.
"I think the loss will
motivate us to finish out the
season strong," midfielder
Kaitlyn Guinsler said. "We
certainly have the capability
to beat them, but we need to


learn to beat them and that
means taking our play up a
notch.
"We have done that this
year, but we don't want to
be just a winning team. We
want to be talked about like
Vanguard and Forrest. And
that means we have to step it
up even another notch to beat
them. We lost our focus and
did too much watching after
they tied the game."
After falling behind early,
Vanguard's Nadia Fakhoury
tied the game at 1-1 at the 25-
minute mark.
Guinsler opened the
scoring with a shot from 18
yards out. She received a
pass from Amber Aguirre,
who had pushed the ball
through the middle of the
field and halfway through
the Vanguard zone before she
passed the ball to her left.
The ball found the foot
of Guinsler who dribbled
it another 10 yards before
winding up. She lifted a
rising ball that angled past
the goalie and over her head
into the top right hand corer
of the net.
"The first half both teams
played well," head coach


Journal pnoto oy Neai iisner
THE SECOND HALF brought problems for Lillian
Rodriguez and the rest of the offense as Vanguard
consistently pushed the ball out of their end of the
field with plays like this header.


Max Aguirre said. "It was
a hard-played and well-
fought contest. We had our
opportunities but didn't finish
them when we had them.
"We mentally broke down
in the second half. We had
some focus, but not the kind
needed to beat a team like
Vanguard."
As the second halfunfolded
the Vanguard offense seized
the opportunity to take
advantage of Williston's
miscues. when they moved
out of position. The result
were clean, crisp passes that
found the cleats ofVanguard's
players almost every time.
Withsuchanoverabundance
of lively passes that quickly
and rapidly found their mark
on the Vanguard players,
about three-quarters of the
second half was played in
Williston's zone.
"We (the coaches) needed
to do better in rotating the
players and finding their
weaknesses. And the girls
just didn't rotate on the field.
Every player has to hold their
position in the zone they are
responsible for. If they don't,
it opens up the passing lanes.

"And that is what happened
to us. We weren't able to
get the ball and get anything
started in the opposite
direction, because they kept
passing the ball through the
lanes we gave them."
While it was all Vanguard
in the second half, Williston
showed it had accrued some
seasoning in the first half.
Unfortunately for the Red
Devils the referees made
two questionable calls,
disallowing goals.
The, first came off the foot
i of)i, Lucia .erp ,la :
Broke loose after being ,led.
by a pass into the goalie's
crease and beat her to her
right side on a ground shot.
The goal was taken off the
board, because of an offsides
penalty.
Guinsler scored the second
goal, which was taken off of
the board. She was called
for a pushing foul as she
approached the net.
"We work hard to make
things happen and when the
opportunity is lost, it changes
the momentum and rhythm,"
Aguirre said. "It definitely
would have changed the tone


FOR THE FIRST 30 minutes of the game against state power Vanguard, the
Lady Devils played them move for move.


of the game. But we made tastes. That is the difference them after the loss.
plenty of mistakes ourselves between this team and the first "The communication was
and a team just can't break one that played Vanguard. I not as good as it should have
down like we did, bad or think the team will feed off been," Guinsler said. "So we
good calls: of the loss and it will help us had a lack of people in the
"When. we play them against Ft. White." ., right places..andano one got
again-in January iiitwillabea,. The 'team, opens its. final 'in the: ,passingdares. Thdy
different game-, We know we :quarter of the season against were able to complete more
can play with them. It is all .Ft. White on Jan. 5 at the passes and it wore us down.
part of the process of learning Devil's Den. Despite the We didn't make good passing
when a program is new. This disappointing performance, plays, so we failed to move
should be a wakeup call for with a win against Ft. White the ball forward.
the girls to stay focused for the Lady Devils would be "And when they got the
all 80 minutes of the game playoff bound as the district ball, we didn't move back
and to stick to the game runner-up, quick enough either. We
plan regardless of what else A Willistor win and either will definitely work on these
happens." a tie or loss by P.K. Yonge things in practice. This loss
The first time the team and the Lady Devils claim was definitely a wakeup call
played, the Lady Devils gave their first district title, as to what will and should
up eight goals in the first Ft. White uses a similar happen, but it doesn't mean
half. philosophy to attack as we can't beat a power like
"Teams learn to either win Vanguard. It should help Vanguard."
or lose," Aguirre said. "This the Lady Devils to have a The Lady Devils record
is a team that has come to like better understanding of how dropped to 8-4.
the way winning feels and to rotate and man up against


Williston sweeps first round of cross county rivalries


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER
After defeating Chiefland
three' weeks ago, the Red
Devils came, saw and took no
prisoners in completing the
sweep of both of their cross
county rivals during the first
half of this season.
In defeating Bronson last
Friday by a score of 77-52
the Red Devils completed
a stretch of five games in
eight days and upped their
record to 7-3, heading into
the Hitchcock's Christmas
tournament this weekend.
"Playing five game in eight
days, the kids really responded'
and show resiliency," head
coach George Miller said.
"That is the kind of a schedule
college teams play. The kids
worked really hard to win
three of them and to finish it
off at a gym where the coach
has won over 450 games. It
was a big accomplishment.
"Coach Beckham really
coaches his players well and
they come to play. Even
when they aren't having
as good a season as they
have in the past, it is still an
accomplishment, because
they are capable of winning
when every game starts."
The decisive moments
came in the second quarter as
Williston opened the stanza


with a run that featured
two slam-dunks by forward
Jiwan James. Both came
off Bronson turnovers on the
Eagles' side of the court.
The Red Devils doubled the
Eagles' score in the second
quarter and put the finishing
touches on the victory in the
second half. The pressure
defense accounted for a game
total of over 10 turnovers,
which led to a transition
game that ended in a beavy of
high percentage shots off the
Bronson miscues.
The Eagles were also
playing without four of their
core players.
"We started the game
trying to press the Eagles, but
it wasn't having the effect we
thought it would," assistant
coach Curtis Stacy said. "So,
we went to a full court man-
to-man defense and it tired
them out. The fast tempo we
were able to create and set
was the difference.
"We were able to use up to
10 players. Bronson's bench
was much shorter. It was
definitely the turning point
when we went to the man-
to-man. Jiwan's two slams
came off turnovers caused by
the man-to-man pressure. It
got things going."
The first quarter started
with an exchange of four


baskets before the Red Devils
running game initiated a
three-point play at 8-8. With
the three-point play the Red
Devils took the lead and never
looked back. The two teams
exchanged baskets again to
end the quarter with the same
spread on the scoreboard.
With the unrelenting
pressure, the Red Devils also
outscored the Eagles by three
points in the third and fourth
periods.
But it was the second period
where the team's differences
were clearly highlighted as
the Red Devils' utilization of
the bounce pass as an entry
point to their offensive attack
was the key.
The game also saw
significant improvements in
several of the Red Devils'
players, particularly in
lowering their turnover
count and spreading the rock
around.
"These games against
Bronson and Chiefland are
big to the fans, not just the
players and coaches," Stacy
said. "To win both of the
games is big to the kids.
They can say they have the
county's bragging rights for
now for the fans as well as
themselves."
Williston also got a boost
from the freshman trio of


Deorite Welch, Ivan Floyd
and Kelsey Coleman.
They scored a humble
amount of. points, but their
defense and rebounding were
significant in the second
quarter as well as giving the
team the ability to rest their
starters during the second
half. They maintained the
Red Devils' lead while in tlhe
game.
Jerrel Hopkins led the Red
Devils with 18 points. James
and Kapree Thomas added
17 and 12 points respectively.
However, the Red Devils'


offensive firepower was
spread out and team-based
as 10 players scored. Todd
Brown dished out four
assists.
With the victory the
Red Devils move onto the
Hitchcock's and Kingdom of
the Sun Tournaments. They
are the defending champion
of the former tournament.
Bronson will also
participate in Hitchcock's
tournament this weekend
before hosting their own
tournament on Dec. 28-30.
Scoreboard


Williston
--77
Bronson
--52


13-32-15-17-

10-16-12-14-


Statistics:
Points:
Williston: Hopkins-18,
J. James-17, Thomas-12,
Coleman-8, Brown-7, C.
James-6, Timmons-3, Heagle-
2, Welch-2, K. Coleman-2.

Bronson: Rivers-12,
Dukes-9, Thomas-8, Conlin-
7, C.J. King-6, Contreras-
3, Sparrows-3, Pressley-2,


The WeekAhead


Williston High School
Men's Varsity/J.V. Basketball
Thurs 12/21-23 Hitchcock Challenge
@ Santa FeH.S. .
Wednesday 12/27-30 Kingdom of
the Sun Tournament @ Vanguard
Girls Varsity/J.V. Basketball.
Wednesday 12/20 Hawthorne
Soccer
No games until January
Bronson High School
Boys Varsity/J.V. Basketball
Thurs 12/28-30 Bronson Holiday
Classic (Vars.)


Girls Varsity Basketball
No games until January
S Boys/Girls Middle School
Basketball
N (Iamea until Januarv


Chiefland High School
Bqys Varsity/ J.V. Basketball
' Thurs 12/21-23 Hitchcock Classic
@ Santa Fe High School (Vars.)
Thurs 12/28-30 Bronson Holiday
Classic @ Bronson (Vars.)
Girls Varsity/ J. V.'Basketball
No games until January
t,


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Community leaders


are going to jail


CHIEFLAND-
LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers-Civitan
Region has recruited seven
community managers to do
hard time and save lives at
the upcoming Holiday Lock
Up for Life Blood Drive.
Area jailbirds have
volunteered to support the
community blood supply
during the holiday by going
to the Big House.
A stiff bail has been
set, and each jailbird
must recruit at least five
blood donors to earn early
release. The trustee who
recruits the most donors
receives a commemorative
community service plaque.
Holiday Lock up for Life
began Tuesday, Dec. 19 and
will end on Saturday Dec.
23.
The event will take place
at LifeSouth's Chiefland
Donor Center, located at
120 East Rogers Blvd.
in Providence Shopping
Center.
Blood drive and jailbird
visitation times will be
Tuesday and Thursday


from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.,
Wednesday and Friday
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m.
"We are very grateful that
local managers have agreed
to participate in our Holiday
Lock Up for Life Blood
Drive," said LifeSouth
District Director Carolyn
Quintarilla. "The holiday
season is traditionally a
difficult time for blood
centers to meet patient
needs and we're counting
on you to bail your friends
out with a blood donation."
Everyone who donates
between Dec. 1 and Dec.
23 will be entered to win
a holiday dinner for four
from Bell's Restaurant
(redeemable Dec. 25
through Dec. 29.) Donors
must be at least 17 years
of age, weigh at least 110
pounds and show a valid
photo ID.
Participating businesses
include Winn Dixie,
Scoggins Chevrolet, Buick
Inc. and SunState Federal
Credit Union.


Help make someone's


holidays brighter

Harmony Holistic Healing Center Inc., located in Univer-
isty Oaks, will have Christmas dinner Dec. 23 from 4-6 p.m.
for needy families.
The organization is also putting together gift/food boxes
and needs assistance from the community.
Toys for children 6-16, including sports equipment, hand-
held games, DVDs, educational games, dolls and trucks/cars
are needed.
Also needed are shoes, slippers, socks, undergarmets,
sweaters, jackets and pajamas.
Household items and furniture are also welcomed as well
as someone who can do computer refurbishing.
If you would like to help or know someone who could ben-
efit from these services, call 352-486-6229.



Students of the Month


Is a comfortable retirement on your wish list?


BY PAUL BARNES
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL
s a financially com-
fortable retirement
something that you are
hoping to receive as a gift
this holiday season?
Too many Americans are
finding themselves in that
"wish list" category for hav-
ing the retirement they want.
According to the most re-
cent Retirement Confidence
Survey from the Employ-
ment Benefit Research Insti-
tute, less than half of work-
ers age 45 and older have
even tried to calculate how
much money they will need
to save for retirement.
That could leave them
at some holiday season in


the near
future
hoping
that a
com-
fortable
retire-
ment is
given to
them in
a nicely-
wrapped Paul Barnes
wrapped
package.
For most American work-
ers, Social Security forms
the largest part of their finan-
cial foundation in retirement.
If you have average
earnings, your Social Secu-
rity retirement benefits will
replace about 40 percent of
your income. Most financial


advisors say you will need
70 to 80 percent of your
work income to maintain
your pre-retirement standard
of living comfortably. So,
you will need to make up
the difference with pensions,
savings or investments.
You can find a personal-
ized estimate of your Social
Security benefit by checking
your Social Security State-
ment, which is mailed each
year to every worker age
25 and older approximately
three months before their
birthday.
Read it carefully because
itcontains information vital
to your personal financial fu-
ture. It shows not only how
much you and your family


might expect to receive from
Social Security when you
retire, but also what Social
Security would provide if
you become disabled or die.
To learn more, visit www.
socialsecurity.gov/mystate-
ment.
You also may want to visit
Social Security's financial
planning website at www.
socialsecurity.gov/planners.
You can use the calcula-
tors there to test different
retirement ages or different
scenarios for future earnings
amounts.

Paul Barnes is the Social
Security Regional Com-
missioner for the Atlanta
Region.


Zimmerman is MOD Volunteer of Year


GAINESVILLE-The
NorthCentralFlorid aDivision
of the March of Dimes
held its Annual Volunteer
Appreciation Dinner to
recognize and celebrate the
hard work of many of its
dedicated volunteers on Nov.
15.
Over 200 volunteers,
representing the Alachua,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake,
Levy, Marion, Putnam and
Suwannee Valley areas;
attended the event held at the
Best Western Gateway Grand
hotel in Gainesville.
The March of Dimes
celebrated the power and
commitment of North Central'
Florida volunteers. Six-year-
old Alexa Ostolaza and her
parents Josue and Jessica of
Gainesville were featured
and recognized for the reign
as the 2006 National Youth
Ambassador Family. Through
the year Alexa and her family
traveled to over 60 cities in 19
states talking with volunteers
about Alexa's premature birth
story and the importance of
people supporting the March
of Dimes efforts to prevent
premature birth.
Awards were presented
to outstanding volunteers in
their county.
The Levy County


Volunteer of the Year Award
was presented to Becky
Zimmerman. Becky is a
business teacher and Future
Business Leaders of America
advisor at Chiefland High
School. For the last three
years she has dedicated her
efforts at the school to nurture
their FBLA partnership with
the March of Dimes. Becky,
along with the school's drama
teacher Charles Johnson,
the FBLA members. and
drama students, coordinated
a completely self-sufficient
dinner and play, raising over
$1,000 for the March of
Dimes.
Also recognized at the
dinner from Levy County
was Cheyanne Walker, a first
grade student at Chiefland
Elementary. Cheyanne
raised over $1,000 for her
WalkMania at Chiefland
Elementary this spring' and
is 'tlie'fiftl' student iii'L 'yi"
County and one of only a few
in the entire North Central
Florida March of Dimes
Division who raises over
$1,000 for their local school
WalkMania.
Cheyanne enjoys raising
money for a cause she believes
in and she looks forward to
next year's WalkMania at her
school.


TOP: Diane Wilson, 2005
Volunteer of the Year,
Becky Zimmerman, 2006
Volunteer of the Year,
and Tami Higdon, North
Central Florida Division
Executive Board 'Chair.
Left: Cheyanne Walker,
$1,000 top WalkMania
walker, Chiefland
Elementary Schdol


Levy Fair Association


Journal photo by Cassie Journigan
CHIEFLAND STUDENTS RECEIVE student of the
month awards from commissioner Alice Monyei
for jobs well done. Middle school student Brent
Slaughter and high schooler Bobby Bray Jr.
were on hand Dec. 11 to pick up their awards.
Elementary student Steven Kantor was not
present for his award.


Printing Legal Forms NCR Forms Fax Copies
Notary Greeting Cards A Office Supplies Lamination
SPC Sales a PC Repairs i PC Parts Ink Cartridges



310 Main Ave Bronson Mon-Fri 10-5
SnhR4j Wite & i Blue i ing arC fiom Perts Bank





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TRACTOR WORK, ROCK & DIRT...

Call: (352) 6-1117


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Low Rates. Easy Terms
Personal & Commercial Auto Insurance
Home* Life *Commercial
Rapid Tax Returns
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two January meetings

The Levy County Fair Association will meet Jan. 11 and
23 at 6 p.m. at the Williston community meeting room at city
hall, 50 N.W. Main St.


BRONSON SELF STORAGE
(352) 486-2121




HOURS: Monday Friday 10 am 5 pm
Saturday 10 am 3 pm
839 E Hathaway Ave Behind Dollar General

Tides for Cedar Key starting with Dec. 21
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Th 21 High 1:02AM 3.9 7:22AM Rise 8:33AM 0
21 Low 8:34 AM -0.9 5:39 PM Set 6:42 PM
21 High 3:26 PM 2.9
21 Low 8:20 PM 1.6
F 22 High 1:46AM 3.9 7:22AM Rise 9:23AM 2
22 Low 9:14AM -0.9 5:39PM Set 7:49 PM
22 High 4:03 PM 2.9
22 Low 9:04 PM 1.5
Sa 23 High 2:32AM 3.9 7:23AM Rise 10:07AM 6
23 Low 9:55 AM -0.8 5:40 PM Set 8:56 PM
23 High 4:39 PM 2.9
23 Low 9:51 PM 1.3
Su 24 High 3:21AM 3.7 7:23AM Rise 10:45 AM 12
24 Low 10:36 AM -0.6 5:40 PM Set 10:02 PM
24 High 5:15 PM 2.9
24 Low 10:43 PM 1.2
M 25 High 4:17AM 3.5 7:24AM Rise ll:20AM 21
25 Low 11:18AM -0.3 5:41 PM Set 11:07 PM
25 High 5:51 PM 3.0
25 Low 11:41PM 1.0
Tu 26 High 5:21AM 3.2 7:24AM Rise 11:52AM 31
26 Low 12:03 PM 0.1 5:42 PM
26 High 6:31 PM 3.1
W 27 Low 12:46AM 0.7 7:24AM Set 12:10AM 42
27 High 6:37 AM 2.8 5:42 PM Rise 12:23 PM
27 Low 12:52 PM 0.6
27 High 7:14 PM 3.2


Page 11


plans


December 14, 2006
NOTICE OF ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular City Election of the City of
Williston, Levy County, Florida, will be held on March 6, 2007 for the purpose
of.electing three (3) City Council members, each for a term of two years.
Members whose terms expire this year are: Benny Steve Holcomb, Group
"A", Cal Byrd, Group "B" and Debra F. Jones, Group "C".
Candidates for City Council shall have the qualifications of electors of the
City. No individual may qualify as a candidate for public office until he has
filed a Statement of Financial Interest pursuant to Florida Statutes 112.3145.
All elective members of the City shall not be interested in the profits or
emoluments of any contract, work or service for the municipality. Any officer
ceasing to possess the qualifications for office herein required shall forfeit his
office.
Candidates may make application for City Council, with a five dollar fee, plus
a twenty-five dollar Election Assessment Fee (total $29), to the City Clerk
anytime between 12:00 o'clock noon on Monday, January 15, 2007 and 12:00
noon on Friday, January 19, 2007.
The registration books for said election will close on Monday, February 5,
2007.
The polling place for said election shall be in the Williston Community Center
at Williston City Hall; and polls shall be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. until 7:00
o'clock P.M.


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Pian 12


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


FFA Sub-District Awards


1st Place Creed-
Rachael Brannan,
Bronson


1st Place Extempora-
neous Speaking-
Kali Bowen, Chiefland


1st Place Prepared
Public Speaking-
Brittany Davis,
Chiefland


1st Place Prep Public
Speaking-
Natalie Miaoulas, Bron-
son


1st Place Tractor Op-
eration-
Chase Home,
Chiefland


2nd Place Extempora-
neous Speaking
Tyler Brooks, Williston


3rd Place Prepared
Public Speaking-
Miranda Fugate, Wil-
liston


2nd Place Extempora-
neous Speaking-
Kali Watkins, Williston


2nd Place Prepared
Public Speaking-
Matt Newton, Williston


2nd Place Prepared
Public Speaking-
Katie Norris, Bronson


2nd Place Creed-
Erika Drummond,
Chiefland


.3rd Place Tractor Op-
eration-
Darren Weems, Bron-
son


Journal photos by
Rhonda Griffiths


1st Place Open/Close-Chiefland Middle School


3rd Plate Open/Close-Bronson Middle School


1st Place Parliamentary Procedure-Williston Middle School


Sub-District Chair-
Kearston Andrews


2007 Chair-Jessica 2007 Co-Chair-
Southard Christen Harden


Ap. A


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Page 13


FFA Sub-District Awards


Journal photos by
Rhonda Griffiths


1st Place Parliamentary Procedure-Williston High School


2nd Place Open/Close-Williston Middle School


1st Place Parliamentary Procedure-Chiefland


Middle School


i 2nd Place Parliamentary Procedure-Chiefland High School


1st Place Parliamentary Procedure-Williston Middle School


3rd Place Parliamentary Procedure-Bronson Middle School

Master gardener program begins in January


2nd Place Tractor Op- 3rd Place Creed-Vero- 3rd Place Extempora-
eration-Seth Stover, nyca Schaudt, Willis- neous Speaking-Jes-
Williston ton sica Southard, Bron-
son


Deadline for Levy book is Jan. 15


In Levy County in 1914, emporium. Last minute shop-
there was no hint of the mad- pers could count on getting
dening rush to get ready for what they needed there.
Christmas we have today. Last minute contributors to
Long before Wal-Mart re- the book Levy County: Voices
placed farmland, there was From the Past, have until Jan.
one-stop shopping ... in 15.
nearly every store. Please send photos and
In Chiefland, the Carter family stories (with dates
and Wood Store, its name or approximate dates) to
shortened to Carter-Wood Drollene Brown by e-mail
by shoppers, was one such



Thomas F. Philman, Certified Operator

PO Box 872 4 South Main
S Chiefland, FL 32644
S Phone: (352) 493-4772
S(352) 493-1051
ed m 1-800-242-9224


or postal service. Send to
7651 SE 118 Avenue/Mor-
riston FL 32668-4843 or shp.
levybook@yahoo.com. With
questions you may call Drol-
lene at (352) 465-4862.


The University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
will offer a program, called
Florida Master Gardener
to provide this training for
selected home gardeners in
the area.. The coordinating
County Extension Agent
will be Anthony Drew of
Levy County. The Master
Gardeners (MG) will be
the Nature Coast .Master
Gardeners.
Master Gardener is a title
given to individuals who
receive a minimum of 50
hours of in-depth training
from county extension agents
and agree, in return to give
50 hours of volunteer service
helping the local county
extension program.
Training will include
topics such as basic plant
science, entomology, water
quality and preservation,
annuals, woody ornamentals,
and identification of Florida
Friendly Yards.
Master Gardeners give
their volunteer hours to
county extension offices in


many ways.
The Nature Coast Master
Gardeners may assist in
plant clinics, speak on
environmental horticulture,
become a Florida Yard
Advisor, answer telephones at
the extensionoffice,workwith
4-H/other youth programs,
aid in the maintenance of
-demonstration gardens, do
soil samples, write, news
articles and new resident
letters or assist in providing
horticultural information as
requested through the county
extension office.
If you are interested in the


Master Gardener Program,
send a letter, email or go the
Levy CountyExtension office,
by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
10 to receive an application.
Please include your name,
address (including zip code)
and telephone number when
requesting an application.
The office is located at 625
N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson,
FL 32621. You may email
your request to naturecoast
mastergardeners@gmail.com
or send your request for an
application to: Levy County
Extension Office, P.O. Box
219, Bronson, FL 32621.


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006, LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


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Classified

I' Deadlin
and Mondal
2 p.m.





Legals



LEJYY COUNTY JOUI A
COUNTY PAPEI ER T. I g E


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


Cost $5 per,
week,
20 words or
less,
every word
after that 10
cents


How to Place Your Ad


Call:
Fax:


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


Email: mblitch@glevnjournal.com
Visit: 13 South Main Street, Chiefland


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


440 South Court Street,


lo|l

0 Personal U
105 M
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


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

MAKO PLASTERING &
PAINTING, Qualify assurance,
residential & commercial. Stucco,
drywall repair, interior hardcoats.
CC#1555, insured. Rick Layman,
ofc: 352-486-4316, fax: 352-486-
2804;'Johnr Laymaih,'hrome: 352-
486 i~~A9dY/2' l 1':vnu ..

Employment


21

.o Help Wa
1210 Full tl
CHILDHOOD
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
The following positions are
available in the Chiefland
office:
.Early Learning Parent
Services Specialist
Early Learning
Reimbursement Specialist
Call our JOB LINE for more
details:
1-800-635-KIDS
Fax: (352) 351-4279
E-mail: jobs@cdsi.org
Attn: HR
1601 NE 25h Ave., Suite 900
Ocala, FL 34470
EOEIAAIDFWP 12/21b


Houses fol
310
QUIET, PRIVATE, CLEAN.
Great for retiree. 2BR, LR, 1%
BA, A/C, $450 mo. 1 mile to City
of Williston. $1425 required.
Call Gainesville: 352-373-5432
1/11/07p

Want to0 ,
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.


Classified deadline
is this Friday at
3 p.m. due to the
Christmas holiday!


real Estate


401

Houses fo,
410
BUILDER'S HOME, 2BR/
2BA, screen room, garage,
appliance, allowance, 1 acre,
$167,500. (352) 339-0373, www.
homewebsales.com 12/7&21p

I, an
425 for S5

OCALA NATIONAL FOREST
lots $500 down, $199/month.
Owner: 352-624-2215, 352-236-
4579, www.ocalaforestland.com/
2nd 12/28p

For Sale





I'10


Transportation


8,
Autom O
1810
1984 MUSTANG T-tops,
fiberglass hood, good interior,
good exterior. $1800. 352-535-
7484 12/28p

Iu TruC
820
1987, MAZDA Pickup 2 door.
CD player. Runs good. Needs
new front tires. $1,300. Call 486-
4202, cell 870-3909 1/4/07p

Legals


9i

IN THE UNITED STATES DIS-
TRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE DIVISION


A Very Merry Christmas to UNITED STATES OF AMERI-
all our great customers from CA,
the -Fat Goose.' Aicti6.:Fon.- t :- l'.aliintiftfi 'c
Goose Auction will be holding :vsis, b .. ? 0o I" -.' c .r
another great auction this CIVIL NO. 1:06CV157-MP/AK
"Friday in downtown Chiefland TWENTY-NINE FIREARMSAND
at 7:00 p.m. our box lots start VARIOUS AMMUNITION,
.at 6:30 pm. Always-outstanding Defendant.
estate merchandise' to include
glassware & crystal w/. signed NOTICE OF ACTION\ AND
"Waterford" pcs., Cambridge, ARREST
depression, art-glass, along Notice is hereby given that
with super estate jewelry, -gold the United States 'of America on
& diamond ring, several pcs. of August 11, 2006, filed a Verified
furniture including 1800's mah. Complaint Of Forfeiture In Rem
table and several chairs from mid pursuant to 18 U.S.C 924(d)(1)
to late 1800's. Also NASCAR, for the forfeiture of the defen-
Spawn & other super hero figures dant Twenty-nine Firearms and
in their pack, tools that include a Various Ammunition, more spe-
large air compressor, early wood cifically described in Attachment
stove and a fabulous porcelain B. All claimants to this property
faced vintage gas kitchen stove, must file their statement of inter-
nesting tables, several hutches, est and answer pursuant to Rule
large Victorian hanging brass & C of the Supplemental Rules of
glass oil lamp along w/ several Certain Admiralty and Maritime
other nice early lamps, primitives Claims. All such statements of
of all types. Several people that interest and answers must be
missed our Christmas auction filed with the Office of the Clerk,
have asked for the vendor to Unites States District Court, 401
come back before Christmas SE First Avenue, #243, Gaines-
well he will he here Friday with ,ville, Florida 32601, with a copy
new merchandise something thereof sent to Assistant United
for all ages to include tools, toys, States Attorney Robert D. Stin-
signed Fenton & Lenox pieces son, at 111 North Adams Street,
in their boxes something for 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida
everyone. AU2738 (Bruce 32301.
Denerstein) 10% BP AB2565. Respectfully submitted,
For more info. call Jim Morehead GREGORY R. MILLER
at (352) 356-1065. Limited United States Attorney
seating, call for seats or come in ROBERT STINSON
early. 12/21b Assistant U.S. Attorney


50 Miscella
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
1/14/07

Recreation 6




Boats &
605 6

MOBILE MARINE SERVICE
- Boat motors wanted, dead or
alive! 352-486-4316 12/28p

Campers U


2000 24 FOOT JAYCO Quest
fifth wheel. $8999 OBO. 486-
4711 12/21p


FL Bar No. 319406
111 N. Adams St., 4th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 942-8430

ATTACHMENT B

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: RU-
GER, TYPE: RIFLE MODEL: 30,
CAL: 762, SN 186-02843
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 43, MNF: OTHER, CAL: 9
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
TAURUS INTERNATIONAL,
TYPE: REVOLVER, MODEL:
357 MAGNUM,
AMMUNITION; AMMUNITION,
QTY: 5, MNF: WINCHESTER-
WESTERN, CAL: 357
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: MAR-
LIN FIREARMS CO., TYPE:
RIFLE, MODEL: CAMP 9, CAL:
9, SN-011102
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 14, MNF: VICTORY, CAL:
9
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SIG-SAUER, TYPE: PISTOL,
MODEL: P230, CAL: 9, FIN:
BLACK, SN: S151745
AMMUNITION: AMMUNTION-
ASSORTED, QTY: 13 MNF: AS-


900 Lega


SORTED, CAL: 380
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION-
ASSORTED, QTY: 38, MNF:
ASSORTED, CAL: 38
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
COLT, TYPE: REVOLVER,
MODEL: COBRA, CAL: 38, FIN:
BLACK, SN: 19935
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION-
ASSORTED, QTY: 48, MNF:
ASSORTED, CAL: ZZ
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE:
REVOLVER, MODEL: 38 SPC,
CAL: 38.
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 5, MNF: REMINGTON,
CAL: 38
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION-
ASSORTED, QTY: 10, MNF:
ASsORTED, CAL: 38
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
TAURUS INTERNATIONAL,
TYPE:, REVOLVER, MODEL:
ULTRA-LITE,
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 5, MNF: FEDERAL, CAL:
38
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 94, CAL: 30-30, SN:
3088901
FIREARM:. RIFLE,, MNF: WIIN-
CHE.YER TYPE, (tFL,'Op,
SEL: 94, AL 4 SN: 8365776
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL 94, CAL: 30-30, SN:
SN:.2842017
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 64A, CAL: 30-30, SN:
3878857
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE, MOD-
EL: 9422, CAL: 22, SN: F66088
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 9422, CAL: 22, SN:
F271609
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 94AE, CAL: 45, SN:
6257884
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 9422XTR, CAL: 22,
SN: F3070908
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL 41, CAL: 22,
SN: A676813
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: 38, CAL: 38,
SN:180485
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: 19-3, CAL:
357, SN: TR8475
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE PIS-
TOL, MODEL 39-2, CAL: 9, SN:
A447686
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: 60, CAL: 38,
SN: R98711
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: 60, CAL: 38,
SN: 620086
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: 19-4, CAL:
38, SN: 43K7893
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
CHARTER ARMS, TYPE: PIS-
TOL, MODEL: AR7, CAL: 22:
A310778
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
COLT, TYPE: PISTOL, MODEL:
COMBAT COMMANDER, CAL:
38, SN: CU03442E
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSSON, TYPE:
PISTOL, MODEL: 59, CAL: 9,
SN: A648507
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE: RE-
VOLVER, MODEL: AIR WEIGHT,
CAL: 38, SN: 4168
FIREARM: HANDGUN, MNF:
SMITH & WESSON, TYPE;
REVOLVER, MODEL: 41, CAL:
22, SN: A600896


l00 Legal I

FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF:
WINCHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 57, CAL: 22, SN:
13280
FIREARM: RIFLE, MNF:
WINCHESTER, TYPE: RIFLE,
MODEL: 190, CAL: 22, SN:
B1375650
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 1320, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 762
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 850, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL: 9
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 381, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 380
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 850; MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 38
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 821, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 9
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 400, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 38
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION-
ASSORTED, QTY: 121, MNF:
UNKNOWN, CAL: **
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 200, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL 223
AMMUNITIONN:AMMUNITION-,:.
ASSORTED, QTY: 560, MNF:
ASSORTED, GAL:223
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION;
QTY:1000, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 308.
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 1640, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 556
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 1000, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 40
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 526, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 40


Legals
900


AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 817, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL: 556
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 92, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL: 12
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 470, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL: 556
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 700, MNF: SPEER, CAL:
45
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 300, MNF: ASSORTED,
CAL: 45
AMMUNITION: AMMUNI-
TION, QTY: 950, MNF: WIN-
CHESTER-WESTERN, CAL:
380
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 660, MNF: NORTH CHINA
INDUSTRIES (NCI)-(NORIN-
CO), CAL: 762
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 374, MNF: NORTH CHINA,
INDUSTRIES (NCI)-(NORIN-
CO), CAL: 762
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 1600, MNF: UNKNOWN;
CAL: 556
AMMUNITION, AMMUNITION,
QTY: 960, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 762
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION:,
QTY: 506,'M'F: ASSORTED,, ,,
CAL: 762
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION-
ASSORTED QTY: 6074, MNF:
ASSORTED, CAL:*
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 5, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 22
AMMUNITION: AMMUNITION,
QTY: 419, MNF: UNKNOWN,
CAL: 762
Pub: Dec. 21, 2006


PLANNING COMMISSION
A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by
the Planning Commission on Thursday, January 4, 2007 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 Commissioners' 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 listed in this notice. Any of these petitions may be
considered as soon as the meeting comm ces.
PP 35-06 Croft Land Surveying representing Prinston Jean-Glaude, Elima
Napoleon and Alie Brutus, petitioning the board fore Preliminary Plat of "Airport
Meadows," a subdivision located in the NE / of Section 11, Township 13S, Range
18E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 25.7 acres more or less and is located
within the Williston Municipal Service District. This subdivision will consist of
approximately forty % acre residential lots. The zoning designation is "RR" Rural
Residential and the land use is "LDR" Low Density Residential.
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. 1'
SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING, RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE,
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONYAND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.
Pub: Dec. 21, 28, 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, January 2, 2007 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 Commissioners' 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 may be
considered as soon as the
meeting commences.
SE 6-06 Ralph Eng of Eng
Denman & Associates, Inc.
representing Eddie Hodge,
petitioning the board for a
Special Exception to operate
a Permanent wood chipping
business (pine shaving mill),
on a parcel of land located
in the SE % of Section 29,
Township 13S, Range 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 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
Commissioners Administration Office at 352-486-5218.
SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OFTHE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE,
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONYAND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BE BASED.
Pub: Dec. 21, 28, 2006


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


DECLASSIFIED a LEGALS


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


Page 15


legals 90


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2006CA000954
THE ESTATE OF SARAH
LOUISE DOWNS, KENNETH
NOBLE, FLORENCE
WILLIAMS, EARLYNNE MABLE
HARPER, DONA COWARD
AND LEONARD GOLSON, all
individuals,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ABRAHAM A/K/A ABRAM
SPIKES AND ELLAA/K/A ELLEN
SPIKES, his wife, PHILLIP D.
VACHON, ADELIA I. VACHON,
EZRA HENSON, BARBARA
HENSON, WOODROW P.
HENDERSON, NANCY L.
HENSON,WILLIE MAEGIBSON,
JOHNNY A. MCINTYRE and
BERNICE MCINTYRE
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE ABOVE STYLED
DEFENDANTS AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:

YOUARE HEREBYNOTIFIED
that an action to quiet title on
the following property located in
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, to
wit:
Property ID # 13-12-18-
04059-000-00; Property Short
Legal Description: 10.50 Acres
parts of E % of SW A1 of SE
& W /2 of SE % of SE %1
Less tract Sold in Deed Book
N, Page 71, Deed Book 23,
Pages 667, Deed Book 30,
Page 112 & Deed Book 29,
Page 110.
CONTAINING 10.5 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS.
has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a
copy of written defenses, if any,
to it on KIMBERLY S. DAISE,
P.A. plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is 1747 Van Buren
Street, Suite 870, Hollywood, FL
33020-5190, and file the original
with the Clerk of Court at 355
South Court"Steet, Bronson, '
FL 32621 on or before January
12, 2007; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
petition.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact
the Clerk of the court's disability
coordinator at Telephone Voice/
TDD (800) 955-8771.,
'WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 27h day of
November, 2006.

DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pib: Dec. 7, 14, 21,28, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 38-2006-DR-000-960
KENNIETH GIBSON
Petitioner
and

DONNA GIBSON
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DONNA GIBSON
Address Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on KENNIETH
GIBSON, whose address is 356
SE 10m Street, Ocala. FL 32656
on or before January 11, 2007,
and file the original with the clerk
of this Court at 355 S. CT. St. or
P.O. Box 610, Bronson, FL 32621
before service on Petitioner or


immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Courts office. You may
review these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of


the Circuit Courts office notified
of your current address. (You
may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 11-30-06
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT


By: Melissa Allen
[Court Seal}
Deputy Clerk
Pub: Dec. 7,14, 21; 28, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GILCHRIST
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 21-2006-DR-0350
PAULA EDMONDS
Petitioner
and

GEORGE EDMONDS
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: GEORGE RAYMOND
EDMONDS
15591 NW 41" Terr.
Trenton, FL 32693

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an

action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on PAULA
EDMONDS, whose address is
15591 NW 41st Terr., Trenton,
FL 32693 on or before January
3, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at
P.O. Box 37, Trenton, FL 32693
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded.in the petition.
S ---
Copies of all6cd s didcri fents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Courts office. You may
review these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Family Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of.
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information..
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 12-1-06
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT.

By: Kendra Cathey
[Court
Seal}Deputy Clerk
Pub: Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2006

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 38-2006-DR-924
CASHA DAY MARTIN
Petitioner
and

DAVID GORDON MARTIN
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DAVID GORDON MARTIN
Address Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on CASHA


DAY MARTIN, whose address
is 8650 NW 127m PI., Chiefland,
FL 32626 on or before January
10, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at 355 S. Court St. or PO.
Box 327, Bronson, FL 32621
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents


in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Courts office. You may
review these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Family Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 11-9-2006
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT


By: Deanna K. Dobbins
[Court SealJ
Deputy Clerk
Pub: Dec.7, 14, 21, 28, 2006



ADVERTISEMENT

The Levy County Board of
County Commissioners hereby
gives notice that bids will be
accepted from qualified bidders
for the following work:
Demolition and disposal of the
existing 10,400 square foot
fishing pier and reconstruction
of a new facility of the same
dimensions at Cedar Key,
Levy County, Florida.

Approximately 180 days will
be allowed for construction..

Sealed bids will be received at
the office of the Levy Coordinator,
P.O. Drawer 310, Bronson,
Florida, until 10:00 A.M. ( local
time), Monday, February 12th,
2007. A pre-bid meeting will
be held at the City of Cedar
Key Town Hall on Thursday,
December 21st, 2006 at 10 A.M.
Bidding. Documents .will-riot be

200f at' .

A Proposal Guaranty of not
less than five percent (5%)
of the total actual bid, in the
form of either a certified check,
cashiers check, trust company
treasurers check, bank draft of
any national or state bank, or a
Surety Bid Bond, made payable
to the Levy County Board of
County Commissioners, must
accompany each bid. A check or.
Draft in an amount less than five
'percent (5%) of the actual bid
will invalidate the bid.

All work is to be done in
accordance with the Plans,
Specifications, and Special
Provisions to accompany
the Florida Department of
Transportation Standard
Specifications for Road and
Bridge Construction 2004.

Any person or affiliate who has
been placed on the convicted
vendor list following a public
entity crime may not submit a
bid to or contract with a public
entity crime may not submit a bid
to or contract with a public entity
for construction of a public work
as set forth in Florida Statute,
Chapter 287.133. Bidder shall
certify to eligibility in the bid
proposal.

Bidding Documents at a cost of
one hundred dollars ($100.00)
per set plus applicable sales tax
may be obtained from:
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872 FAX:
(352) 486-2498

The right is reserved.to accept or
reject any or all bids.
Pub: Dec. 14, 21, 2006


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
D.A.M. Properties, LLP, Ware-
house Division, d/b/a L&L Stor-
age, pursuant to the provisions


of the Florida Self Storage Facil-
ity Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801, et sec.),
hereby gives notice of sale un-
der said Act, to wit: On Decem-
ber 29, 2006, at L&L Storage,
2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Willis-
ton, Florida, D.A.M. Properties,
LLP, Warehouse Division, by
and through its agent, will con-
duct a sale at 9:00 AM by sealed
bids to the highest bidder. Bids
to be opened by Noon with view-
ing from 9:00 AM until Noon for


the contents of the storage bay
or bays rented by the following
person/persons:

Bernita Appling, 4171 N.E.
103rd Ct., Williston, FL 32696
Brandy and Bruce Boston, PO
Box 331, Williston, FL 32696
Katherine Dillon, 11790 SE
Sixth St. Williston, FL 32696
Jerry Dorman, PO Box 375,
Bronson, FL 32621
Takila Harris, 21110 NE 40th
Ave., Williston, FL 32696
Stephanie Jopes, PO Box
101, Reddick, FL 32686
Linda Ottaiano, 19650 NE
30th St, Williston, FL 32696,

Consists of household, per-
sonal, or miscellaneous items,
stored at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E.
200th Avenue, Williston, Florida.
Sale is being made to satisfy a
statutory lien..

Dated December 11, 2006

L&L Storage
2990 N.E. 200th Avenue
Williston, Florida 32696
(352) 528-6179
Sale Date: December 29,
2006
Pub: Dec. 14, 21, 2006


NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE


PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE. OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

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

THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE is December 21, 2006.


Notice is hereby given that Personal
pursuant to a Writ of Execution EARL LANE
issued out of the County Court
Sfor Levy, Florida on the 12th day Attorney f
of October, 2006 in the cause sentative
wherein SUNSTATE FEDERAL Is/ B. Larr
CREDIT UNION was Plaintiff SMITH LA
and DAVID WESTRICH, JR. B. LARRY
was Defendant, being case FBN 1526
number 38-2005-SC-619 in said B. SHP
Court, I Johnny Smith, as Sher- ESQUIRE
iff of Levy County, Florida have FBN: 0022
levied upon all the right, title and 322 East F
interest of the Defendant, DAVID Chiefland
WESTRICH, JR. in and to the 352-490-5
following described property. 5337
Pub.: Dec
1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck
VIN # 1FTEX15N6RKB26361


Representative:


for Personal Repre-

y Smith
,W FIRM, LLC
SMITH, ESQUIRE
87
CANNON SMITH,

2028
Park Avenue
FL 32626
353/fax: 352-490-

ember 21, 28, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
On the 17th day of January, THE
2007 at the Levy County Sher- 8T JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
iffs Office Impound Lot located FOR
at 9150 N.E. 80th Avenue, Bron- LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
son, Fl6ridd-at the hour of 11:00 GENERAL JURISDICTION
a.m. I will offer for sale and sell,` DIVISIO I '"' 'nr.l. sa.'
all of the'saidiDefendants" eight, CASE NO.: 38-2006-CA-688
title and interest in the above de- PH'H MORTGAGE
scribed property at public auction CORPORATION, F/K/A
and will sell the same,subject to CENDANT MORTGAGE
prior liens, encumbrances, and CORPORATION
judgments, if any, to the high- PLAINTIFF
est bidder for cash in hand, the VS.
proceeds to be applied as far as
may be to the payment of costs CHRISTOPHER C. PRAEFKE,
and the satisfaction of the de- UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
scribed execution. CHRISTOPHER C. PRAEFKE,
Johnny Smith, Sheriff IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
Levy County, Florida UNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMING


In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
agency sending the notice not
later than five working days prior
to the proceeding at the address
given on the notice. Telephone
(352)-486-5207.
Pub: Dec. 14, 21, 28, 2006
Jan. 4, 2007


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

CASE::38-2006-CP-000 276

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ABBIE VONCILE HAYES
Decedent

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ABBIE VONCILE
HAYES, deceased, File
number:38-2006-CP-000 276 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Levy County, Florida, Probate
division, the address of which
is' 355 South Court Street, P.O.
Box 610 Bronson, Levy County,
FL 3262, and that the names
and address of the personal
representative and personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All personsonwhomthis notice
is served who have objections
that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections
with this Court WITHIN LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST


BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS'

-NOTICE OF FORECLSOURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Dec. 13, 2006 entered in Civil
Case No. 38 2006-CA-688 of the
Circuit Court of the 8T Judicial
Circuit in and for LEVY County,
Bronson, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at THE MAIN LOBBY at
the LEVY County Courthouse
located at 355 South Court Street


in Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 161h day of January, 2007
the following described property
as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 3, BLOCK "B",
BRONZE SUN ACRES, AN
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
IN THE SE 1A OF SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE
17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 11
SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST;
THENCE RUN S. 89"03'00"
W. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE
OF 450.15 FEET TO THE
WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF A 50 FOOT STREET
(KNOWN AS BAHIA DRIVE):
THENCE N. 00"58'06" E.,
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, 2151.19 FEET TO THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF A 50 )OOT STREET;
THENCE S. 89"03'00" W.,
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE 475.13 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE S.
89"03'00" W.,' 225 FEET;
THENCE N.' 00"57'00" W.,
503.29 FEET TO THE SOUTH

RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF L.C.R.
119; THENCE N. 89043'29" \
E., ALONG THE SAID RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE 225.02 FEET;
THENCE S. 00"57'00" E., A
DISTANCE OF 500.64 FEET TO
T'IE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of
the lis.pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 13 1 day of
December, 2006.

DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)

THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR. PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, ,Site
500
Plantation;. FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
06-57269(PHHM)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the LEVY County Courthouse at
904-486-5276, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
Pub: Dec. 21, 28, 2006



Buying
Tax Deeds?
JVeed to cdeaM the wite?
&xpe'ienced, Dependa6e
Sewice and
Reasonable
Rates!
eaf
eaudUtte WUeiddnef
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(352) 486-3753


Early deadline for
Dec. 28 issue-

3 p.m. Dec. 22


PUBLIC NOTICE

Application for CONCEPT REVIEW
Hailey Jordan Development, LLC
Proposal for
LOUIA C. GILBERT
Consisting of
Parcel #03291-004-00, 5-12S-17E
Town of Bronson, Levy County, Florida


PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the proposed subdivision concept
Will be held before the Town Council on
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2007 @ 7:00 P.M. or
As soon thereafter as possible
At Town Hall

If any person decides to appeal any decision of the Town Council
With respect to any matter considered at this hearing
he or she will
Need a record of the proceedings
and for such purpose may need to
Ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made.
Publish December 21, 2006
Donna Conquest, Town Clerk


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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


CLASSIFIED & LEGALS


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY
CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-811
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.

JEFFREY JOSEPH THOMAS,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JEFFREY JOSEPH
THOMAS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JEFFREY JOSEPH
THOMAS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS ,HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 11,
2006, and entered in Case No.
38-2006-CA-811, of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy County,
Florida, wherein SUNTRUST
M.ORTGATE, is a Plaintiff and
JEFFREY JOSEPH THOMAS,
IF LIVING; AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALLOTHERPARTIESCLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER ORAGAINST JEFFREY
JOSEPH THOMAS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JEFFREY JOSEPH
THOMAS; are the Defendant. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at Front Lobby of
the Levy County Court House,
355 Court Street, Bronson,
Florida 32621, at 11:00 a.m. on
January 8, 2007, the following
described property set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:


SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION
ATTACHED HERETO AS
EXHIBIT "A"
Tract 30-N, WINL. .G RIVER
PRESERVE, an unrecorded
subdivision, which Tract is more
particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land in Section 27,
Township 11 South, Range 16
East, Levy County, Florida, said
parcel being more particularly
described as follows:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at the SW corner of
Section 27, Township 11 South,
Range 16 East, Levy County,
Florida; thence N 00 degrees
27'44" E, along the West line of
said Section 27, a distance of
32.34 feet, to the Northeasterly
right of way line of Levy County
Road C-339; thence S 68
degrees 36'33" E, along said
right of way line, 247.24 feet to a
point lying within the headwaters
of the Waccasassa River; thence
N 24 degrees 52'09" E, generally
along said River 1675.13 feet,
thence departing said River, run
N 76 degrees 04'37" E, 2684.59
feet, to a point of the Western
boundary of the Cobb Road
Easement Area as described
on Exhibit 'C' of the Cobb Road
Easement Agreement recorded
in Official Records Book 806,
Page 377, also being a point
on a curve concave to the
East, having a radius of 211.72
feet, and through which point:
passes a radial bearing of N
67 degrees 38'05" E; thence,
along said Western boundary
until otherwise noted, run
Northerly, along the arc of said
-curve, through a central angle
of 31 degrees 45'50", a distance
of 117.38 feet, to the Pont of
Tangency of said curve; thence
N 09 degrees 23'55" E, 205.17
feet to the Point of Curvature of a
curve concave to the Southeast,
having a radius of 316.50 feet;
thence Northeasterly, along
the arc of said curve, through
a central angle of 12 degrees
21.'27", a distance of 68.26
feet, to the Point of Beginning;
thence, departing said Western
boundary, run N 84 degrees
23'14" W 2646.39 feet, to a point
lying within said headwaters of


the Waccasassa River, thence
N 00 degrees 28'38" E, 909.38
feet; thence S 73 degrees
19'39" E. 2939.41 feet, to said
Western boundary of the Cobb
Road Easement Area, also
being a point on a curve concave
to'the West, having a radius of
188.62 feet, and through which
point passes a radial bearing of
S 82 degrees 23'05" W; thence
Southerly, along said boundary
and the arc of said curve, through
a central angle of 55 degrees
50'24" a distance of 183.83 feet,
to the Point of Tangency of said
curve, thence S 48 degrees
13'29" W, along said boundary,
60.17 feet, to the Point of
Curvature of a curve concave to
the Southeast, having a radius
of 316.50 feet; thence Southerly,
along said boundary and the arc
of said curve, through a central
angle of 26 degrees 28'07", a
distance of 146.21 feet, to close
on the Point of Beginning.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 11th day of Dec., 2006

IMPORTANT
In accordance with, the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact
the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 3524865315, PO
Box 310, BRONSON, FL, 32621.
If hearing impaired contact (TDD)
via Florida Relay System.

Submitted by:
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
Pub: Dec. 21., 28, 2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND
FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 38-2006-CP-266
IN RE: ESTATE OF

JOHN MACK WRIGHT,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of JOHN MACK WRIGHT,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 2, 2006; whose
social security number is 041-
60-3267, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 355 South Court Street,
Post Office Box 610, Bronson,
Florida, 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF, SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All .other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
who have claims or. demands
against he decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE
IS DECEMBER 21, 2006.
Personal Representative:


Michelle M. Wright
206 E. Cason Blvd.
Inglis, Florida 34449

Attorney for
Representative:
James L. Richard
Florida Bar No. 243477
808 SE Fort King Stree
Ocala, FL 34471
(352)369-1300
Pub: Dec. 21, 28, 2006


NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicle will be
sold at public auction, free of all
prior liens, per FI Stat 713.78 at.
10:00 AM on January 5, 2007 at
Lienor's address.
No titles, as is, cash only.
96 Chev
1GCCS144XT8195833
Lienor: Bronson Lube Inc
555 N HathawayAve
Bronson FL 32621
Phone: 352-486-2100
Interested parties, contact:
State Filing Service, Inc.
(772) 595-9555

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following application
for permit was received on
December 14, 2006:

Treasure Camp Store,
Kenneth Roesch, 15411 NW46th
Lane, Chiefland, FL 32621, has
submitted an application for an
Environmental Resource Permit
Number 06-0508, for a total
project area of .347 acres. The
project is located in Township 12
South, Range 13 East, Section
32, in Levy County.

Interested persons may
comment upon the application
or submit a written request for a
staff report containing proposed
agency .action. regarding.
the application by writing to
the Suwannee River Water
Management District, Attn:
Resource Management, 9225
C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060.


Such comments or requests
must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of
publication.
Personal No further public notice will
be provided regarding 'this
application. A copy of the staff
report must be requested in
t order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially
affected persons are entitled


SRon Rodriguez of Island Jiffy #1173 in Cedar Key reads the





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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Dona Potter d/b/a Bronson
Self Storage, pursuant to the
provisions of the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat.
83.801.et sec.) hereby gives no-
tice of sale under said Act to wit:
On January 13, 2007 at Bron-
son Self Storage, 839 E. Hatha-
way Ave., Bronson, FL 32621,
Donna Potter or her agent will
conduct a sale at 10:00 A.M. by
sealed bids to the highest bidder.
Bids to be opened at noon, with
viewing from 10:00 A.M. until
noon for the contents of the bay
or bays, rented by the following
person/persons.

Harriett Perry
PO BOX 721
WiJliston, FL 32696

Sandra Tapia
12270 NE 1108th Terr.
Archer, FL 32618

Consists of household, per-
sonal items or miscellaneous,
stored at Bronson Self Storage;
839 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson,
FL 32621. Sale is being held to
satisfy a statutory lien
Dated December 18, 2006.

Dona Potter
PO Box 1705
Bronson, FI 32621

Phone (352) 486-2121.
Pub: Dec. 21, 28, 2006








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Page 18 LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY,.DECEMEBR 21, 2006


BOCC, Cedar Key


divide bridges, roads


BY CAROLYN RISNER
MANAGING EDITOR
The commissioners of
Levy County and the city of
Cedar Key agreed Tuesday to
an interlocal agreement that
will define each's responsi-
bilities concerning roads and
bridges.
Cedar Key Vice Mayor
Vanessa Edmunds and Com-
missioner Lilly Rooks have
worked together for months
trying to streamline a plan
and work out an agreement
that was mutually beneficial
to both governments.
At last Tuesday, the deal
was complete.
According to the agree-
ment, the county will quit
claim all county non-bridge
rights-of-way inside the CRA
District, except Dock Street,
CR 463 west of E Street and
portion 'of CR 470.
The city will,assume own-
ership of Dock Street when
the bridge reconstruction is
complete, it was noted Tues-
day.
The county will continue
to pursue grants for replace-
ment or repair of the second
bridge on CR 470 (airport
bridge), the first bridge on CR
470 (canal) and the bridge on
Dock Street.,
The city is accepting re-
sponsibility for storm water
management from public
rights-of-way and together,
the two entities will identify
costs associated with the air-
port.
Roads conveyed to the city
include CR 457 (Andrews
Circle), and CRs 459, 460,

SManager
Continuedfromfront
hire Hartzog, also liked
his experience managing
Newberry. He said that the
references he,called "all had
excellent things to say." He
added that he too had been
interested in Johnson but that
"his background check didn't
quite make it."
Alice Monyei was not
satisfiedwith either candidate.
"Johnson's background was
not acceptable, and Hartzog
has no diploma. I don't think
he could run this city on
his own. He wants to hire a
planner," she added.
Hartzog earned a high
school diploma but has no
college degree.
Monyei went on to extol
the virtues of interim manager
Matt Brock, noting his
presentation to the legislative
delegation last week, and his
familiarity with city issues.
Monyei stated she did not
want to bring in somebody
new. Brock has been on the
job approximately three
months. Commissioners
selected Brock for interim
manager Sept. 25.
After receiving permission
to state his opinion, Steve
Pomeroy said, "When Mr.
Hartzog was city manager of
Newberry he put in a cement
plant that brought in 400 jobs,
as well as an asphalt plant."
Monyei disagreed. "What
you don't realize, is that
he appointed himself city
manager. His own people
didn't want him. If they don't
want him, I don't want him,"
she said.
Barron, PomeroyandRollin
Hudson voted in favor of
Hartzog. Monyei and Mayor
Betty Walker opposed.
Hartzog says his goals are
"to do the best for what the
commissioners want and also
what the residents of the city
want. I think we may be going
through a few growing pains
right now but that can be
resolved by good leadership.


I feel Chiefland can prosper."
Asked when he planned
on beginning work, Hartzog
said the mayor called him
Monday evening and asked
him to begin work Jan. 2.


461, 487, 462, 463 (east of
E Street) and a street and un-
named circle beginning at A
and ending at 3rd Street.
In other business, residents
living near the Black Prong
Equestrian Center want to
ensure permitted activities
stay on the premises speci-
fied in the special event ap-
plications.
Neighbors living near 12th
Lane, including Gerald and
Ann Docktor, told commis-
sioners Tuesday that a lot of
leeway is given to the Black
Prong owners and many
times activities are occurring
without permits and off the
permitted sites when permits
are obtained.
Commissioners reiter-
ated that they will hold the
ownership's feet to the fire
to ensure only that which is
allowed takes place on the
property; starting with a Jan.
18-21 event.


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subject of taxes. A small
business owner, he told
legislators that his taxes
jumped from $2,000 to
$16,000 in less than three
years.
"A lot of people are going
to lose their businesses,"
Holland said, adding that he
was wearing black because he
expected to lose his business
after the first of the year.
Holland also complained
about the public's lack of
access to county documents.
"You just. can't pick up a
(copy of) the budget unless
you pay $20."
Morriston resident William
Betz told legislators that his
taxes have recently increased
43 percent.
He added that taxes paid
the legislators' salaries. "We
don't feel you're doing a very
goodjob taking care ofus. I'm
going bankrupt. I had a nest
egg when I moved here. Now
I have a hole in the ground."
He said that services provided
by the county government
"don't mean anything to me


if I have to move away. The
state and county need to learn
to live within their budget,"
he concluded.
Bill .Phillips, who owns
Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast,
said taxpayers are "looking
for fairness in the taxing
structure."
He said that the formula
used to decide tax levels on
business property no longer
works.
He. said taxes on his
business have gone up over
100 percent in three years,
and added that the county's
"tax revenue went up 27
percent this year. That's far
more than the cost of living."
Robert Solano, who has a
vacation residence at Cedar
Key, asked, "Why should
the state collect on property
of mine that has gone up in
value?" He said he had a
vacant 70-foot by 200-foot
commercial, waterfront lot
on Cedar Key with a tax bill
of $10,000.
Solano also said, "I can't
understand why the county


says they're broke," adding
that it appeared the county
should be raking in large
sums of money.
Marsha Wilcox also
has vacation property on
Cedar Key. "We hope to
retire to Cedar Key. We're
very afraid...Our taxes are
$10,000."
Each legislator addressed
taxpayer concerns. Rep.
Larry Cretul said that much
of the increased tax problem
was driven by "the increased
valuation in real estate." He
added that citizens "...would
hear a lot about property taxes
during the next legislative
session." He said legislators
were considering a cap of
a three percent increase on
legislative spending, and
were focused on property


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Continued fromfront
taxes and insurance.
Rep. Dean expressed
solidarity with taxpayers. "I
pay the same taxes you do.
We need you people who are
concerned to participate with
your representatives." He
added that insurance was the
other big expense faced by
residents. "If you're paying
one, you can't pay the other-
what part of broke don't you
understand."
Sen. Steve Oelrich,
mentioning the several
requests for sthte funding
local officials brought to
the delegation, said, "I'm
still looking for the missing
money."
Part 2 of the legislative
delegation meeting will
appear in next week's issue.


Merry Christmas from your

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From Our Family to Your Family!i

During this holiday season, we would especially like to thank
the many armed services volunteers who unselfishly defend
our country and our freedoms. May God bless you all! Merry Christmas!


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' Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the ed-
itor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed
:. as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veter-
an newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become
history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in
part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and
other editorials and on posters and stamps.


"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
"VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
"115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

JRG your little friends are wrong. They
/ ve been affected by the skepticism of a skep-
tical age. They do not believe except [what]
they see. They think that nothing can be which is not
comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virgin-


ia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this
great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in
his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about
him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping
the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists cer-
tainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you
know that they abound and give to your life its highest
beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if
there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike
faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this
existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense
and sight. The eternal light which childhood fills the
world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not be-
lieve in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to
watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch San-
ta Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming


down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus,
but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most
real things in the world are those that neither children
nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the
lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not
there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders
there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the
noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world
which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength
of all the strongest man that ever lived, could tear apart.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance can push aside
that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and
glory beyond.

Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is
nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank
GOD! He lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years
from now, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he
will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.


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Lockaby, Cindy Moyer and Marie Pietragall.

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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006 Page 3B


Holiday parties don't have to be troublesome


t's time to hang the
lights, dust off the
china, pull out your
favorite recipes and
get set to throw the perfect
bash. In fact, more of us
would get in the party spirit
if throwing a holiday shindig
weren't so much trouble.
Although nearly half of
Americans report experienc-.
ing stress during the holi-
days, according to a recent
Gallup survey, holiday enter-
taining should be an enjoy-
able form of self-expression.
Entertaining at home can be
made much easier by know-
ing how to use common
household items to dress up
your party, foregoing the
need for lots expensive or
time-consuming decorations.
"Whether you're having
the in-laws over for brunch
or hosting an elaborate cock-
tail party with co-workers,
entertaining can be simple
and fun if you plan ahead
and take inventory of your
belongings," said Robert
Zollweg, creative director for
Libbey Inc., a leading pro-
vider of tableware products.
"Everyday household items,
such as martini and wine
glasses as well as forgotten
dishes, can be transformed
into elegant conversation
pieces, making it quick and
easy to make a lasting im-
pression on your guests."
For your next holiday
gathering, try one of these
simple tips from the enter-
taining experts at Libbey:
Cut down on the holiday
chores by throwing a themed
holiday pre-party with
friends, such as a bake-off,
tree decorating or gift wrap-
ping party.


To engage your guests,
set up a do-it-yourself bar.
Instead of the old standby,
make it a hot cocoa or
eggnog bar. Offer different
liquors, toppings and recipe
starters.
Take photos of guests
throughout the night. Use
them for a holiday scrapbook
or send them to your guests
in their holiday card.
Set up a station where
guests can make their own
wine charm. Have on hand
a variety of charms, orna-
ments, stones and beads. It
also makes a great keepsake.
Play old holiday movies
on a projector or flat screen
with the sound muted. This
makes for a simple and fun
backdrop.
For an easy center-
piece, fill a clear bowl with
greens, kumquats, oranges,
crab apples or multicolored
glass ornaments. Finish with
holiday greenery or seasonal
white flowers.
Fill drinking glasses
-- stemless wine glasses
work great with decorative
stones, then place a tea light
inside. Or, turn traditional
wine glasses upside down
and use them as candlehold-
ers. Use different heights and
group them together for an
elegant look.
Use clear martini glasses
or margarita glasses to serve
eggnog, desserts, sorbets,
condiments or other side
dishes.
Fill beer pilsners with
nuts, mints and other candy
and use ribbon to tie a bow
at the stem. Place glasses
throughout the house so
guests can munch while
mingling.
Broke a saucer? Miss-
ing a plate? Create a festive


look by mixing and matching
patterns.
Create custom glassware
by painting a simple pat-
tern onto a plain wine glass,
using egg whites and a small
paintbrush -- immediately
sprinkle fine sugar over the
egg-white pattern.
An inexpensive way to
dress up your party is to pick
up some specialty barware
like unusual martini glasses
or stemless wine glasses.
SWhether you are throwing
an elaborate dinner party or
an impromptu get-together,
some simple touches can
make any holiday bash
more festive. For more free
entertaining tips, visit www.
Libbey.com and click on
"For Your Home."
And
remember to
have a
designated
driver!


SIMPLE HOUSEHOLD items can be used to dress
up a holiday party.


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Christmas
Trivia
1 In Frosty the Snow-
man, who brought
Frosty back to life?

2 Who lost $8,000 in
It's a Wonderful Life?

3 In How the Grinch
Stole Christmas, what
biological shortcom-
ing made the Grinch
so mean?

4 Who tells you she's
in town by tap, tap,
tappin' at your win-
dowpane?

5 What is the biggest
selling Christmas sin-
gle of all time?

Answers on page 5B


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W e \ish ou a

Happ, Holiday Season and a
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health and happiness

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S Meaning of Christmas ,.re

If asked what's the meaning of Christmas
I wonder what the masses would say
I surmise the answers would be varied
From holy to just another day

Some would answer some question
some deny
Yet their actions would give
their meaning away
But for now may I tell you some
Of my thought about Christmas-Day

I believe it's a Day of Reverence
For Jesus who was born that day
To give thanks for what He's done for me
I'll make them personal if I may

I believe it's a time for me to renew
My love for family friends and Him
To reach out not with gifts but dedication
So to be drawn closer to all of them

I believe it's for finding ways to help Others
Those less fortunate or just have needs
To share what God has given me
Through a kind word or helpful deed

I believe I can do more in
Two Thousand Seven
For Jesus and for Others but for now
I wish you and yours the Merriest of Christmas
May God's Love touch Your Life somehow.
Written by Franklin D. McKoy 2006
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DECEMBER 21, 2006


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S THE LEVY COUNTY Clerk of Court's Office is always decorated smartly for the
holidays.


Moist & Savory Stuffing


Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Makes 4 cups
1 3/4 cups Swanson Chicken
Broth (Regular,


Natural Goodness or
Certified Organic)

Generous dash ground


black pepper
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1 small
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4 cups Pepperidge Farm
Herb Seasoned Stuffing
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2-quart saucepan over high heat to boil.
Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for
5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2. Add stuffing and stir lightly to coat.
Savory Stuffing With Cranberries and
Pecans: Stir 1/2
cup each dried
.cranberries
and chopped
pecans into
stuffing
mixture.
Sausage &
Mushroom
Stuffing: Add
1 cup sliced
mushrooms.
to vegetables while cooking. Stir 1/2
pound cooked and crumbled pork
sausage into stuffing mixture.


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2006 Page 5B


Spiced Pumpkin Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 35 minutes
Makes 18 servings
1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 package (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cloves
Spiced Creapn Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
1. Preheat oven to 3500F. Beat all ingredients except frosting in large bowl with electric mixer on
low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes
or until well blended.
2. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on
wire rack. Spread with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.
Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup (1/2
stick) butter, softened; 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract; and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick
Ground Cloves in large bowl until well blended. Gradually add 1 package (16 ounces) powdered sugar
(about 4 cups), beating until well blended after each addition.

Easier than Apple Pie

Prep:. 15 minutes
Bake: 20 to 25 minutes
Makes 8 servings i A

1 egg white, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
4 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 4
medium)
1 teaspoon sugar
1. Preheat oven to 4250F. Prepare crust as directed on package. Place on foil-lined 12-inch pizza pan.
If necessary, press out any folds or creases. Brush crust with about 1/2 of beaten egg white.
2. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss with apples. Spoon into center
of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edges. Fold 2-inch edge of crust up over apples, pleating or
folding crust as needed. Brush crust with remaining egg white; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool slightly before serving;


Did you know that in 1939 Robert May created Rudolph the Red Nosed Rein-
deer as a Christmas promotion for Montgomery Ward department store in
Chicago?

Did you know that environmentalist President Teddy Roosevelt barred the
Christmas Tree from being displayed in the White House?


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