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COUNT TY ORST 19A

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VOL. 83, NO. 35


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RIVER YOUTH
LIVESTOCK
SHOW & SALE
Page 17


* BUSINESS
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* EDUCATION
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I COMMUNITY
EVENTS
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8,20071 SECTION: 20 PAGES


"If we build it, they will


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER

When next week's
recreation committee meets,
committee members will
hear from a commissioner,
business owner and teens
hoping to bring a skateboard
park to Chiefland.
Commissioner Teresa
Barren and local business
owner Katheryn Davis have
joined forces to give local
teens a place to gather.
Davis and her husband,
Billy own Billy Bones
Music and More just north of
Chiefland. She believes that a
park offering multiple forms
of recreation, especially
activities such as skateboard
park and band shelter to
entice older kids, would be an
asset to the area. "If the kids
had a centrally located place
to gather, they would not be
as likely to get in trouble,"
she said.
Davis appeared with teens
Shane Jackson and Chance
Shaverwhentheyfirst brought
their idea before Chiefland's
city commissioners last
month.
The city's Recreation
Committee had considered
building a skateboard park
a year ago but decided costs
were too high. "They had
considered using lumber
to construct the ramps,"
Barren said. "The cost of


50 cents per copy


come," say skateboard park enthusiasts


Journal Photo by Cassie Journigan
LOCAL RESIDENT SHANE Jackson skillfully jumps
his skateboard on the bike trail behind Delma Locke
Park. Jackson and others are hoping to bring a
skateboard park to Delma Locke. The skateboard park
will be discussed at the next recreation committee
meeting March 15 at 12 p.m. at Chiefland's City Hall.


the lumber was high and there
would have been way too much
maintenance. The cost of the
insurance was a big concern but
that was never looked into."
Barren is now looking
into park costs, including
construction, maintenance and
insurance. She said the big
concern for commissioners-
liability-is covered in Florida
Statute 316.0085. This statute
puts the responsibility on the
individuals who use a facility
rather than on the municipality
that maintains it. The rule was
created to limit governmental
liability for skate park
facilities.
Many Florida cities with
skateboard parks issue permits
to park users. The permits,
coupled with a liability release
form signed by the park user
or guardian, must be obtained
before skaters can use the
facilities.
Barren also compared
the cost and maintenance of
building materials used to build
skate parks. Three materials
are commonly used-lumber,
hard plastic and concrete.
"Concrete is the cheapest and
nearly maintenance-free," said
Barren.
She suggests seeking a
FDRAP matching grant to
fund construction. Under that
program, the state would match
the city with up to $200,000.
Chiefland's $200,000 does
not have to be solely in the


form of cash. "The city
could pay their portion by
labor, donated material
and donated land," Barren
said.
Other enthusiastic
supporters include Fire
Chief Dave Bumrnett.
"There is definitely a need
for a place for the kids,"
he said. Burnett suggested
that Recreation Committee
members take a field trip
to Gainesville's skateboard
park to see a successful
facility in operation.
Bumrnett sees three steps
to bringing a skate park
to Chiefland. "First, you
determine if it can be
done. Then look for civil
or legal issues. Take steps
to mitigate those, then seek
the funding."
Davis thinks the city
should consider not only
the skateboard area, but
also adding a band shell.
She knows of many who
would love to have a place
to play their music. "I've
seen kids carrying their
guitars to school, just in
case they get a chance
to play. It's easy to find
relatively inexpensive band
shells-there's not much
to constructing them," she
said.
The Recreation
Committee meets March
15 at 12 p.m. at City Hall.


I OBITUARIES

Anna M. (Nancy) Byrd
Morriston
Albert Henry Patton
Old Town




CONTENTS...
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Around Levy.................... 2-3,
6,8,9,10,14
Community Calendar..........3
Opinion.............................4
Education..........................5
Marketplace......................6
Sports.................................7
Obituaries........................14
Classified & Legal.13,15,16




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150-year-old letters document water

buffaloes' history in the U.S.
LARRY SCHNELL
NEWS EDITOR
STAFF WRITER

Buffaloes
When Hugh Popenoe brought four water buffaloes from a Canadian zoo
to his farm in Levy County in 1975, he started a slow but steady trend in
agriculture. He had seen the animals working rice paddies in Asia and knew
they were capable of tremendous work in wetland areas. He hoped they
would help keep down the aquatic weeds in Lake Alice on the University of
Florida campus.
His herd on his farm near Archer grew over years, and he turned his efforts
to promoting the animals throughout the country. As founder and president
of the American Water Buffalo Association, he touted the water buffaloes'
friendly and intelligent nature, their ability to thrive on native pastures,
their long history of domestication, and finally, the exquisite dairy products
produced from their milk.
Water buffalo farming spread throughout the South, to California, the Pacific
Northwest, Vermont and even Canada. Finally, two water buffalo dairies, one
in California and one in Vermont, began competing with the pricy gourmet
dairy products imported from Italy. Popenoe's grew to 800 water buffaloes,
but he has sold many milking water buffaloes to these and other emerging
dairies. His herd is now about 500 head.
In 1997, Pat Sorrells published her book, "Horn of Plenty, the Development
of Water Buffaloes in America." Popenoe was featured. He was the man who
introduced water buffaloes into the United States. He was the man who by
his example inspired others throughout the country to farm water buffaloes.

The Middleton Letters

During the more than three decades while Popenoe was nurturing the water
buffalo industry in America, three yellow and brittle letters by a prominent
southern plantation owner lay in the remains of a South Carolina rice
plantation. The contents of these letters would strip Popenoe of his distinction
of being the first to import water buffaloes to the states. The letters would add
some two centuries to the animals' history in the United States. One letter
would describe how the water buffaloes were brought from Constantinople,
now Istanbul, to work the rice fields near Charleston.
The next would describe the fate of the water buffaloes at the end of the Civil
War, when they were victims of pillage and destruction by northern troops.
Some were slaughtered and others were led away, only to turn up in Central
Park in New York. In the second and third letters, their owner, Williams
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Journal Photo by Larry Schnell
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Middleton, tries to get them back.
The existence of the letters came out late last year, when
Popenoe got a surprise phone call from Shon Rainford.
Rainford is vice president of operations at Middleton Place,
a restored plantation and historical interpretation site near
Charleston. Rainford was interested in obtaining water
buffaloes to add to the historical accuracy of Middleton Place,
where water buffaloes worked the rice fields until the end of
the Civil War.
That information came as a surprise to Popenoe.
"I wasn't aware of that," he said. "I always thought that I
was the first."
Rainford said Middleton Place has been aware of the letters
for about 30 years and at one time published a note in a
newsletter about their existence, but circulation was limited.

Charleston
From the early 1700s, rice was cultivated in the fertile
lowlands of South Carolina. The Port of Charleston grew up
around the rice industry. The volume of shipping increased
dramatically through the war of independence and into the
19"t century to become big business.
Just up the Ashley River from Charleston was Middleton
Place, a rice plantation owned by the prominent Middleton
family. Henry Middleton, who began building Middleton
Place in 1741, was president of the First Continental
Congress. His son, Arthur Middleton, signed the Declaration
of Independence. The second Henry Middleton, son of Arthur
Middleton, served as governor of South Carolina and was the
minister to Russia. Williams Middleton, the son of the second
Henry Middleton, signed the Ordinance of Secession. The
three letters that describe the water buffaloes at Middleton
Place were written by Williams Middleton.
Middleton Place, by all accounts was a grand estate. It
featured a stately home as well as buildings for agriculture
and slave quarters. It took about 100 slaves almost a decade to
build the 60-acre landscape garden in classic European style.
Two mirror-image pools by the Ashley River make up the
Butterfly Lakes. The home was burned, and the gardens and
the butterfly lakes were destroyed by Union troops at the end
of the Civil War. An earthquake in 1886 did further damage to
the butterfly lakes. Only a small building remained, and that
has become the Middleton Place museum.
In the earliest letter, dated July 8, 1854, Williams Middleton
writes to his sister Eliza Middleton Fisher about an angry
water buffalo bull that attacked a mare in front of the house.


Journal Photo by Larry Schnell
HUGH POPENOE FEEDS his water buffaloes on his
farm off 241 in Levy County. Popenoe was credited
with bringing the first water buffaloes into the United
States until the Middleton Place letters turned up.
Middleton considered putting the animal to death, but the
water buffalo was so valuable in rice production, Middleton
could not afford to lose the animal.
A second letter, written September 27, 1870, to his cousin,
Jane, details the fate of his water buffaloes at the hands of
Union troops. Some were carried off, while others were
slaughtered and fed to the troops. Someone spotted some
of Middleton's buffaloes in Central Park in New York, and
Williams Middleton tried to get them back. Although the
letters do not say this, it is possible that these buffaloes were
in a zoo in Central Park.
"I believe I informed you of the fact that the water cattle or
'bufaloes de Valachie' now in Central Park in New York are
my property, having been driven off... from M.P. (Middleton
Place) when that portion of our country was invaded. I have
been told by many persons that they can be recovered but I do
not know how."
Middleton hoped that Jane's influence with officials in New
York could help him recover his animals.
In another part of the letter, he details their importance.
"I sent to Constantinople for these animals and they were
of great service to me in my present predicament ... I can
certainly never hope to replace them from the same source."
In the third letter, dated Nov. 29, 1870, Williams Middleton is
responding to a request for proof that these were his animals.
That request must have surprised him because certainly no


one else in the country had water buffaloes at that time.
He writes to Mr. Clancey, in New York, that he had 11
head of water buffaloes. Six were carried off by Union troops.
The other five were in the woods but were later found and
butchered by order of Col. Beecher and fed to his troops.
"He acknowledged this to me personally and promised
repeatedly to pay me for them; this of course he never did,"
Middleton writes.
"In compliance with your request for more definite
information in respect to the water cattle carried off in the
beginning of the year by Sherman's army from my place on
the Ashley River, I beg leave to say that there can be little
question as to their identity."
He explains that some of the slaves saw the animals being
taken away and that his son saw a bull and two cows in Central
Park two years before the letter was written. At least one had a
scorched side from a fire set by a slave. The water buffalo had
lain down while attached to a cart, and the slave started a fire
to coax the animal back to work.
There is no record of the fate of these water buffaloes.
Rainford is in charge of making Middleton Place as
historically accurate as possible. Initially he brought in the
usual goats and sheep and other agricultural animals. Now
he is refining the interpretation by focusing the exact breeds.
As he looks over the farm animals of Middleton, he envisions
two behemoth brown animals pulling wagons of rice from the
fields, just as they did more than a century and a half ago.
Popenoe has no hard feelings about losing his distinction as
the first importer of water buffaloes. The Middleton letters
only support what he has been saying for decades about water
buffaloes. They are ideal workers. They work closely with
people. They thrive in diverse climates, from the tropics to
the winters of New York. And although the Union troops
who ate them didn't realize it, water buffalo meat is low in
cholesterol.
Popenoe has offered to donate two water buffaloes to
Middleton Place, and Rainford is working on shipping
arrangements. It will be the good life for these animals,
strutting in front of tourists, pulling light loads, and not
having to worry about being victims of war. Although they
won't understand it, their real responsibility will be to help
create a window to the past.
For more information on Middleton Place, visit the website
Middletonplace.org, Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River
Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 556-6020 (800) 782-3608,
E-mail us at: webmaster@middletonplace.org


Heather Jones Recognized as Outstanding CDE
Student
Chiefland, FL.- Chiefland High school student,
Heather Jones was recognized as outstanding
Cooperative Diversified Education (CDE) Student on
March 2. Ms. Jones, a second-year CDE student and
her employer, Jones Septic Service, received certificates


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Suwannee River Water Management District
will host a meeting to present proposed


MFLs
for the

WACCASASSA RIVER
and

SPRINGS

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Levy County Agricultural Center
625 N. Hathaway Ave. Alternate 27A
Bronson

MFLs
(Minimum Flows and Levels)
are water levels and flows designed to
prevent significant harm to water resources.


TOMMY JONES, HEATHER Jones, Pamela Asbell-
CHS Principal & Eli Beasley-CDE Coordiantor


from CDE Coordinator Eli Beasley and Chiefland High
School Principal Pamela Asbell.
Heather Jones' CDE program started with her em-
ployment at Reed Automotive. While working for
Terrance and Christie Reed, she developed customer
relations skills in the office. Not only did she work in
the office but she learned to use tools and equipment
to service vehicles as well. Being able to understand
mechanics and service vehicles enhanced her ability to
deal with customers.
Ms. Jones' continues to work for Reed Automotive
from time to time. However, she now works for Jones
Septic Service. Her father, Tommy Jones, is proud
his daughter has an interest in the family business that
has been in operation in the tri-county area for several
decades. Her knowledge, skills, and abilities enable
Continued Jones on Page 20


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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


C COMMUNITY
C EVENTS



Apply for Medicare Part D Extra Help!
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a
volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, will be
assisting with Extra Help enrollment as well as counseling on
Medicare issues, including help with problems with Part D:
Prescription Drug Plans at the following sites:
Friday, March 99:00-2:00 Cedar Key Health Fair Cedar Key
Community Center
Wednesday, March 14 10:00-12:00 Chiefland Senior Center
2:00-4:00 Cedar Key Library
Saturday, March 24 9:00-1:00 Levy County Health Fair
Bronson HS
Wednesday, March 28 10:00-12:00 Trenton Library
2:00-4:00 Cross City Library
If you have enrolled in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan,
you can still apply for Extra Help. If you have not enrolled
in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan as yet, you may be eligible
for Extra Help in paying for the plan premium, deductible and
drugs without penalty. You must meet the following criteria
to qualify:
Single Income $15,312 or less Assets $11,710 or less
Couple Income $20,532 or less Assets $23,410 or less
Assets do not count your home or your vehicles. They do
count your cash in the bank, CDs, Stocks, Bonds, cash value
on your life insurance or burial policies, and any additional
property. Ask us for details and an application!
If you are turning 65, you will be able to join a Part D Drug
Plan during the same time period as your enrollment in Part A
and/or Part B. See us to receive comparison information on
plans that will meet your drug needs.
In addition, the pharmaceuticals have begun to ease up
on their Part D restrictions on free drugs. This will be on a
case by case basis. When you reach the 'Gap' contact us to
see if you qualify for the PAPs. If you received free drugs
previously from the drug companies, call them and see if you
can still qualify.
Call 1-800-262-2243 (Elder HelpLine) if you need
directions to a site or are unable to visit one. A volunteer will
return your call.

Lions Club Sponsors Free Health Screenings
The Cedar Key Lions Club is holding its third annual
Health Fair at the 6th Street Community Center (former
Lions Club) Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
Lions Club invites everyone to attend and take advantage of
the free health screenings.
Screenings include bone density tests, diabetes screening,
blood pressure tests, BMI and body fat analysis, oxygen
level evaluations, vision and hearing screening and more.
Additional cholesterol, PSA, thyroid, and lipids tests will
be available for a nominal fee. Health care providers and
the VA, Social Security, Medicaid, Homecare Services and
Haven Hospice, Lunch is available for a donation.


Bronson Youth League
softball and baseball
Bronson Youth League is
looking for participants aged
13 to 15 for boys' baseball
and girls' softball. "We don't
care if you can pay we want
all the kids to play," said
Youth League VP Mike.
The league is also looking
for businesses to help
with registration costs for
underprivileged youth. Call
Mike at 486-2302 for more
information or to register.

Donate blood in February
February is "Bring a
Date and Donate" blood
drive. Come to LifeSouth's
Chiefland center at 120
East Rodgers Blvd. from
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday and
Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday.
All donors will receive a
coupon for Hungry Howie's
Pizza and Subs and a free
cholesterol screening.
Donors must be at least
17, weigh at least 110
pounds and have a photo
identification card.
For more information
call (888) 795-2707 or visit
www.lifesouth.org.

Library Programs
County libraries are a
great place for kids to spend
time for special programs.
Children to six years of age
can join the preschool group;
the After-School Program


focuses on kids from seven
to 10, and the Tween 'N Teen
Program is for kids between
the ages of 11 and 17.
There are also a Born 2
Read group and Birthday
Club. Birthday club
members receive a free book
for their birthdays.
The photo contest
deadline for kids in sixth
through twelfth grades is
Feb. 28. Participants can
enter two photos. They will
receive a free camera when
they register. Photos are
posted inside the libraries
and voted on with pennies
cast. Winning photos will be
posted in area businesses.

AARP Tax-Aide
Free tax preparation and E
file is available until April
15. Sites are open at libraries
in Trenton (Mondays 1-5
p.m.), Cross City (Tuesdays
1-5 p.m.) and Chiefland
(Tuesdays 4-8 p.m. and
Friday 12-4 p.m.).
This program serves
taxpayers of all ages with
special attention to those
60 and older. Taxpayers
should bring photo id,
Social Security cards for
all dependents, and all tax
documents (W-2s, SSA,
1099s, interest/dividend
statements, unemployment,
childcare provider info, etc.)
related to your return.
Due to IRS software
delays and tax changes by
Congress, taxpayers who file
itemized returns will need to


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


( COMMUNITY


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Friday, March 9
Community Health Fair, 6th Street Community Center,
Cedar Key, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 10
Cedar Key Town Hall Meeting, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
Cedar Key, 11 a.m. until 12 noon

Thursday, March 15
Organizing Skills and Time Management workshop
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SCORE office Gainesville
MFL Workshop, March 15
Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave.
(27A) in Bronson,7 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
VPK fair and kids day, Oaks Mall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21
Notice of Friends of the Library Program, 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 24
Levy County Community-wide Health Fair
Bronson High School Cafeteria, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Town Council Brown Retirement Celebration March 25
Bronson Middle High School cafeteria, 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday April 13-14
Relay for Life, Newberry High School

Saturday April 14
AARP Spring Fest and Craft Show, Linear Park, Williston
9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21
Relay for Life Overnight, Chiefland Elementary or
Williston Elementary School, 6 p.m. until 11 a.m.

Holy Family Church to Hold Fish Fry
Our Ladies' Guild and Fellowship Ministry fund-raiser
fish fry will be held on Friday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. The
adult price is only $6.00, and for children it is $3.00. There
are always "take-outs" available. This fund-raiser is to help
people in our community with their financial problems.
We have door prizes of a free ticket for the next fish fry
meal. There will also be a drawing for an individual winner
to receive a small gift in appreciation of their attendance.
Holy Family Church is located at 17353 NE Alternate
Highway 27 in Williston. You may call us at (352) 528-2893.

Cedar Key Town Hall Meeting, March 10
Come Visit With U.S. Senator Bill Nelson Saturday, March
10, 2007 11 am 12 noon Cedar Key City Hall 490 Second
Street Cedar Key, Florida For More Information Call
850-942-8415 or 352-543-5132


come in after March 1, 2007.
Anyone who is NOT
required to file a return and
only wants to file Form
1040EZ-T to get the Federal
Telephone Excise Tax Credit
should also wait until after
March 1 to come in.

Shrine Club Breakfasts
and Turkey Shoots The
Suwannee River Shrine Club
serves a Country Breakfast
on the first and third
Saturday of each month from
7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast
costs $4.00 and includes
eggs, grits, sausage, bacon,
orange juice, coffee or tea.
The Shrine Club is also
holding a Turkey Shoot on
the first and third Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. of
each month through May.
Shooters must be at least 10
years old. Those between
the ages of 10-14 require
adult assistance. The cost
is $3.00 per shot and shells
are furnished for 12, 16 and
20 gauge guns. Anyone who
shoots a .410 shotgun must
furnish his or her own shells.
The Suwannee River
Shrine Club is one-half mile
north of Fanning Springs on
Highway 26. Proceeds of
both of the above are for the
Suwannee River Shrine Club
and are not tax deductible as
a charitable contribution.

Senior JOY Club
Bronson Community
Church Senior JOY Club
meets every Monday at 11


a.m. for fellowship and food.
For information call Martha
Wernon at (352) 486-6162.

Sons of the Confederacy
The Sons of the Confederacy
camp meets the third
Tuesday every month at Bell
Community Center at 7 p.m.
Every one is invited.
The John Hance O'Steen
Camp goals are to honor our
southern ancestors and make
sure they are never forgotten.
We identify and make sure
their graves are properly
marked with a headstone.
We are a non-hate group. We
enjoy educating people about
our flag and give information
on how to locate individual's
ancestors.

Hospice needs volunteers
Haven Hospice is seeking
volunteers to visit patients
in Bronson and Williston.
Contact Dana Weinfurter at
352-493-2333 or DKWeinfur
ter@havenhospice.org
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Bronson Motor Speedway Events
On Saturday March 10 Bronson Motor Speedway makes
history again with our First Ever Super Monster Truck
Showdown! The awesome power of Gunslinger Cowboy
- Monkeyin' Around and Clydesdale monster trucks and
much, much more! There will be Kids' Rides in a monster
truck and a pit party autograph session!
Here's a show for everyone in the family! Plus we'll have
our first ever Tough Truck Battle where you can drive your
street or mud truck on an obstacle course as a timed event
on Bronson Motor Speedway and become the "Tough Truck
Battle 2007" Champion! Complete rules are available at the
speedway office!
Gates open at 5 pm Pit Party Autograph Session at 6 pm
and the Show starts around 7:30 pm! Saturday, March 10
- mark your calenders now! Adult admission will be $ 20.00
and ALL kids 11 and under are FREE! Bring the whole fam-
ily out for a great night of entertainment! If you need any
additional information, please call the speedway office at
352-486-2763!


MFL Workshop March 15
The minimum flows and levels (MFLs) of the Waccasassa
River and Blue Spring will be discussed in a public meeting
and workshop presented by Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District March 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave.
(27A) in Bronson.
Florida Statutes require that MFLs--water levels and flows
designed to prevent significant harm to water resources--be
established for designated water bodies.


Workshop for Small Business March 15
Learn how to make better use of your time with SCORE's
"Organizing Skills and Time Management ... make more
effective use of your time and effort." Take control of
your life. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 15,
from 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the SCORE office in downtown
Gainesville in the SUN Center; Suite 104E; 101 Southeast
2nd Place. For more information call (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 or visit the SCORE website at: www.
scoregainesville.org/registrationform.htm.
SCORE, "'Counselors to America's Small.Business," ,is
a non profit, nationwide resource partner of the U.S. Small
Business Administration.

VPK fair at Oaks Mall Saturday, March 17
The Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County will be
hosting a VPK fair and kids day at the Oaks Mall Saturday,
March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents can sign their
four-year-olds up for the Free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
Program and talk with child care providers and community
agencies about their programs and family services.
Curious George and WUFT will be at the event to
promote early education and there will be fun activities for
kids and children can make "handprints" to send up to the
state capitol! For questions, contact Jade Marcus, phone:
352-375-4110 ext. 131

March Jam Week at Inglis
Village Pines Campground & Bluegrass Gospel Sing &
Jam Presents "Jam Week," March 19th to the 26th, 2007 at
the Village Pine Campground, seven miles north of Inglis
on U.S. 19. There is an outdoor stage and a recreation hall is
available in case of rain, along
with full hook-up camping and dry camping. Call to
reserve a site, 352-447-2777.
Featured band Thursday, March 22nd is the Swanson
Family and Saturday, March 24th is Big Cypress Bluegrass
Band.
Sunday services and sing at 9 am on March 25th.
Admission is free; donations will be taken for the bands.

Chiefland & Otter Creek AARP Safe Driver Class,
March 20 & 21
Take an AARP Driver Safety class. Learn how to keep a
safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and learn how
to adjust rear and side view mirrors to reduce blind spots.
Completing the two four-hour day course may entitle
you to a multi-year discount. Check with your insurance
carrier for more information.
You need not be an AARP member or a Florida resident
to attend. There is a $10 fee per person and to register call
Linda Cochran at (352) 493-1742.
Otter Creek Mar. 20 & 21st: 9 a.m. at Otter Creek
Baptist Church, 171 SW 3rd Street, Otter Creek.
Chiefland April 23 & 24: 9 a.m. at Catpital City Bank,
2012 N. Young Blvd.


Notice of Friends of the Library program, March 21
Spring will be here shortly and it's time to start thinking
about your garden and landscape. The Friends of the
Luther Callaway Library will be providing a program by
Anthony Drew, Agricultural Extension Agent from the Levy


County Extension office. The program, "Integrated Pest
Management in the Landscape" simply means dealing

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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


OPINION


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


Levy County, land of resources



BYLARRYSCHNELL
NEWS EDITOR AND STAFF WRITER
Levy County is indeed a land of resources, some of
them natural resources, some of them human resources. In
this edition of the Levy County Journal, we feature Hugh
Popenoe, an agricultural scientist with a lifetime of experi-
ence travelingthe world and teaching at the University of
Florida. His hobby is raising water buffaloes, animals he
got to know decades ago in Asia.
While he is no longer recognized as the first to bring
water buffaloes into the country, he is the man who started
the present day water buffalo industry. From a few buf-
faloes on Popenoe's farm in LevyCounty in the 1970s, the
national herd has spread throughout the country and even
to Canada.
Now at least two companies are manufacturing water
buffalo dairy products, one in California and one in Ver-
mont. And Popenoe is providing these dairies with water
buffaloes from his farm in Levy County.
A few years ago he had 800 water buffaloes. Now, with
sales up heis down to 500.
Water buffalo mozzarella is a delicacy with little resem-
blance to mozzarella cheese from cows'milk manufac-
tured in the United States. It is richand creamy, and best
sold fresh. In souithernitaly in the regions ofCaerta and
Salerno, "mozzarella di bufala" as it is called, is the only
cheese to use on pizza. In the United States, this cheese
has been available asan import at $20 a pound. But it is
not the real thing because it has preservatives. Italians eat
the cheese fresh, within a day or two, without preserva-
tives.
For years; Popenoe promoted this cheese, hoping some
U.S. manufacturers would start making it. It took awhile,
but today, water buffalo dairy products are available from
two manufacturers, Woodstock Water Buffalo Co. in
Vermont, and Bubalus Bubalis in Gardena, Calif. Other
companies are getting into the business.
Levy County indeed is a treasury interesting people
and places, and Popenoe is just one example. In the com-
ing issues we plan to bring you profiles of some of these
people d a interesting places too. As wedo this, we
would like to hear from you, our readers, aboutthesub
jets that interest you.
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Sunday, March 4, 2007, 4:30 p.m. Good afternoon!
Here I am again. Donald you thought I had given up
and quit! Uh huh, but you did too. Well you won't get
rid of me that easy. Oh no you won't, ha!
Mattie where are you? Haven't seen you down at the
restaurant lately, give me an account of yourself girl. I
miss you!
Monday, March 5th, 5:00 a.m. Good morning! Cof-
fee is made, want a cup? I have a chair full of love this
morning, Sweetpea and Little Bit, yes they are in my
lap, on the arm of my recliner and sometimes on my
shoulders, but I don't mind, because I know this is true
love, without reservation. Oh yeah is too! I can leave
them and when I come home they are very happy little
ones. Sweetpea is beside me in my chair this morning,
Little Bit is in my lap, Misty is on the back of my chair
and Sugar Booger is on the coach. I can put them in


their pen and leave them and when I get back they still
love me. That's true love (puppy love) no reservation!
That's more than I can say for my children, sorry but
true! I have lots of friends who love me and I thank God
for them.
Oh well, enough of this pity party, isn't it great to be
alive and well and still in the land of the living? Kind of
cool this morning, but when summer gets here and it's
hot we will look back and say oh for cooler days. Too
hot, too cold, we as humans are never satisfied. I think
we just like to complain.
Had a nice visit last evening with my neighbor Helen.
Isn't great to have friends in our later years?
I guess it's time to shut up, get up and get this down to
the Journal. I really have good intentions, I want to clean
out my car today, but who knows? I might or might not
get it done today, but tomorrow is another day. So until
next week, God bless, and stay sweet.
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EDUCATION


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


School board votes for merit pay


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER

School Board members
met in a special meeting
Feb. 28, and approved a
performance-based bonus
pay program for teachers.
The vote settled an impasse
between the school board
and the union representing
area teachers.
The program at issue
is called STAR-Special
Teachers are Rewarded.
Under the plan, 25 percent
of the area's teachers will
receive a bonus equal
to 5 percent of their
annual salary. Teachers'
performance levels are
measured by their students'
test scores-FCAT scores in
those grades where FCATs
are administered, and end-
of-course test grades for
teachers in those grades not
subject to FCAT tests.
Cindy Roach presented
the teachers' union position
to the board. Roach is
president of the Levy County
Education Association, the


union representing teachers
and support staff. According
to Roach, 54 percent of all
teachers and support staff are
union members.
In her speech opposing
STAR, Roach said that
teacher salaries should be
addressed before merit pay.
"If we want a pay
performance plan to work we
must first work to increase
salary, benefits and the
current working conditions,"
she said. "These are the
things that recruit and retain
quality teachers."
Roach later said that
teachers are opposed to the
STAR plan because they
believe competing for bonus
pay creates an environment
that does not encourage
cooperation among teachers.
School Superintendent
Clifton Norris presented the
administration's position.
Because of a mandate to
have a merit plan in place
by March 1 and the state's
approval of STAR, Norris
recommended that the school
board accept the plan.
Norris said by meeting
the March 1 deadline and
using the state-approved
plan, the state would provide
the $324,557 to fund the
bonuses. No local funds
would be needed.
Although the district was
mandated by the state to


have a merit-pay system in
place for the 2006-'07 school
year by March 1, the School
Board was not required to
use STAR. However, had the
district worked out its own
merit pay plan, the School
Board would have to pay the
teachers with local funds.
The board voted 3-0 to
approve the administration's
recommendation to
implement STAR for the
2006-'07 school year.
Three members were
present for the vote, the
minimum number required
for a quorum. Beth Davis,
Frank Etheridge and Paige
Brookins voted for approval.
Both Billy Morrison and
Rick Turner were not able
to attend the meeting due to
illness.
Norris expressed limited
acceptance of the state's
merit system. In an e-mail
Norris sent teachers, he
wrote, "Let me emphasize
that I, as well as the
board, have significant
philosophical concerns
about any performance pay
plan, and especially some of
the (STAR) components...
However, despite those
concerns, we are bound
by oath to comply with all
mandates and laws passed
by the Legislature and the
Department of Education."


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Levy County Teacher of the Year


Arts in Levy County Schools


BY LARRY SCHNELL
NEWS EDITOR
STAFF WRITER

Virginia Lofton bought
up all the flyswatters in local
stores a few years ago.
The clerk asked her if she
had a lot of flies.
"No," she said. "I'm a
teacher."
Lofton, a teacher at
Williston Elementary School,
does not use such instruments
for student discipline. The
flyswatters are motivational
tools. A fellow teacher came
back from a workshop and
told her about a flyswatter
activity, which Lofton then
incorporated into her class-
room. Using an overhead
projector, she displays a grid
on the chalkboard with words
in each box. Two students
with flyswatters stand on
each side of the grid. When
Lofton calls out a word, the


first student who swats the
related word in the grid gets
a point.
She has similar activities
for math and other subjects,
and she goes through a lot of
flyswatters.
The activity is just one of
many she uses to motivate
her third-grade students.
She spends much of her free
time thinking up activities
to educate her students and
make their education fun.
Her success is a major factor
in her receiving the honor of
Levy County Teacher of the
Year for 2007. Her fellow
teachers named her Teacher
of the Year for the elementary
school, and a team of ad-
ministrators gave her the
countywide honor. Now,
Lofton will compete for the
Florida teacher of the year.
Her room delights the
eye. It is full of maps and
charts, bright activity boards,
photographs, and closets and
bookshelves full of awards
and rewards. From teddy
bears to cardboard crowns,
she has something the make


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Bronson Elementary currently has a display of Fourth Grade Florida maps up in the lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse. The fourth grade artists have included major Florida cities,
the state symbols, and some even have personal symbols of their favorite places to go in their
home state.
The main performance of the All County Band (ACB) will be at CHS on Friday March 23.
It is an evening performance. Contact Matt Flenner, band director at CHS for specifics.
In an effort to get the arts into the community, the following week the band is going on a
county tour of the elementary schools and the public is invited to come see the performances
at these school sites! On Tuesday, March 27, the All County Band travels to Cedar Key
School for a morning performance and then to Bronson Elementary School for a 1:15 pm
outside performance. BES cordially invites our community to come to BES, check in at the
front office as a visitor and enjoy the music of our All County Band. The ACB is made up of
selected members of the WHS, CHS, and BHS school bands. This year, funding from an Arts
in Education Grant through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs has
provided money for the All County Band to 'go on the road' so that our younger children and
community members can see and hear our young gifted musicians.
The funding from this grant, which has been matched by the School Board of Levy County,
has provided for area schools to benefit from the Artists in the Schools program too. BES has
local artist Linda Ballantine Brown coming to present 'The Math of Drawing' to our 3rd, 4th,
and 5th graders on April 13th.


every student feel good.
"I've been told it's a
blast of colors," she said.
"Everything they see are
words and numbers."
And everything they feel
is positive. Every student has
a yearbook where they work
and their certificates are kept.
She knows what it means to
be recognized, and makes
sure that her students get
recognition.
"I got some prizes from
my teachers, and I still have
them," she said.
Communication with par-
ents is essential to good
teaching. Lofton sends a note
home everyday to each parent
with a simple statement of
students' progress that day.
"This little piece of paper
has really worked because
it means contact with the
parents," she said.
Lofton says that most
successful teachers go be-
yond what is expected of
them. They use a high level
of creativity to come up with
learning activities. Text books
are good but they only go so
far, she said.
Lofton has good finan-
cial support for classroom
materials, but she often pays
for a lot of materials, as she
did with the flyswatters.
"Nearly every teacher here
uses their Visa cards or their
checkbooks," she said. "A lot
of people don't realize that."
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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


-This Week's Arrests
This Week's Arrests


The Levy County Sheriffs
Department reports the
following arrests for:
* Ronald Webster
Cannon, 27, of Chiefland
was arrested for driving
under the influence (DUI).
Bail was set at $7500.
* Hinton Woodrow
Hodge, 39, of Cross City
was arrested for DUI
and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bail was set
at $2000.
a Daniel Arnell
Thompson, 19, of Bronson
was arrested for intro of
contraband into detention
facility. Bail was set at
$5000.
0 May Edith
Sheffield, 47, of Chiefland
was arrested violation
of probation (VOP)-
tampering with witness
and two counts VOP-
felony battery. Bail was set
at $20,000.
* Robert Hayden
Huffman, 30, of Chiefland
was arrested for robbery
and grand theft III. Bail
was set at $75,000.
* Gerald Edward
Cook, 43, of Bronson was
arrested for VOP-grand


theft and VOP-dealing
in stolen property. He
was released on his own
recognizance (ROR).
* Linda Ketchum, 47,
of Chiefland was arrested
for VOP-felony child
neglect. She was ROR.
* Yoni Gonzalez, 20,
of Williston was arrested
for no valid driver's license
(DL)- (never issued). Bail
was set at $1000.
* RoyLeeMcMahon,
19, of Chiefland was
arrested for VOP-no valid
DL. Bail was set at $5000.
Clinton D.
Livingston, 38, ofChiefland
was arrested for possession
of drug paraphernalia. Bail
was set at $1000.
* Courtney C.
Harvey, 18, of Williston
was arrested for possession
of cocaine, possession of L/
T 20 grams of cannabis and
DWLSR with knowledge.
Bail was set at $10,000.
Gerald R. Heiser,
47, of Clearwater was
arrested for VOP-DUI. No
bond was set.
* Kelly Downing, of
Newberry turned herself in
on a warrant for two counts


of aggravated assault and
two counts of aggravated
battery. Bail was set at
$30,000.
0 Philip Boswell, 21,
of Clearwater was arrested
for aggravated battery,
burglary and grand theft.
Bail was set at $30,000.
0 Arturo Desiderio
Pascual, 39, of Williston
was arrested on two counts
of child abuse. Bail was
set $15,000.
0 John Herbert Wood,
39, ofBronson was arrested
for domestic battery. Bail
was set at $3500.

The Inglis Police
Department reports the
following arrests for:
* Jami F. Foreman,
27, of Inglis was arrested
on two counts of domestic
aggravated assault.
* Ronald Emerson
Spears, 39, of Inglis was
arrested for possession of
schedule II with intent to
distribute (Methadone),
possession of schedule IV
with intent to distribute
(Valium), possession
of Methamphetamine
with intent to distribute,


possession of Xanax
with intent to distribute,
possession of drug
paraphernalia and
possession of narcotics
within 1000'ofconvenience
store.

The Williston Police
Department reports the
following arrests for:
0 Whaqui Javorge
Harvey, 20, of Williston
was arrested for possession
of cocaine within 1000 feet
of a church and possession
of cocaine with intent to
distribute.
0 Noe Y. Cifuentes,
23, of Ocala was arrested
for driving under the
influence (DUI).
* Peter A. Strickland,
32, of Williston was
arrested for driving with
license suspended or
revoked (DWLSR) with
knowledge habitual traffic
offender.
* Trevor Tanner
Zimmerman, 25, of
Morriston was arrested for
no motorcycle endorsement
and possession of less
than (L/T) 20 grams of
cannabis.


Sheriffs Cornel
/('g N JOHNNY
SMITH
Hello e\er-one. welcome to this week's s
Sheriff's Comer. As many of you know, the
Suwannee River Livestock Fair started Sat-
urday. The first category to be shown was
the horses. The human participants ranged in age from 8
to 18 and despite the weather, the turnout was great. All
of the children involved have prepared for many months
for this event and their hard work is shining through.
The Suwannee River Livestock Fair attracts young
people from Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties. More
often than not, all of the events go off without a hitch.
Recently, however, we have seen more and more chil-
dren left unsupervised. This includes participants and
non-participants. I know you trust your children to do
the right thing and most of the time they do.
Normally, security is provided by the Levy County
Sheriff's Office and the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Of-
fice. We provide officer presence to ensure the safety of
the children. So, if you must leave your children for any
reason, give them a way to get in touch with you if they
need you. Prearrange meeting places and/or check-in
times. Provide your children with a note that has your
phone numbers) and your address. If we need to contact
you, this will help make it happen faster. This will also
help you keep up with your children. In addition, I'm
sure you've learned that there can be danger associated
with the animals. Raising livestock also has safety rules.
If your child should be injured while working with their
or any other animals, it is essential we know how to find
you.
We try to work closely with the event organizers to
provide a safe environment, but we cannot predict how
the animals will react to the crowds. Just last year a par-
ent was injured when his child's project animal spooked
and got away from them. The injury was serious enough
that he needed to go to the hospital.
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


SPORTS & RECREATION


THURSDAY, MARCH 8,2007


Williston Lady Devils have

good season despite loss

BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER

It was a season that ended with an
unsatisfactory 2-1 shootout loss to the Fort White
Indians in the district tournament, but the 2007 season
will be remembered as one of progress for the Williston
Lady Devils' soccer team.
The team compiled 10 wins, the most in the
program's four-year history. Last Sunday the team
gathered to reward the players and reminisced about the
season during their annual banquet.
Anchored by nine seniors and two four-year
starters, the Lady Devils also produced their first
winning season in the program's history.
In only its fourth year, the program can claim its first
graduating class in which every senior was a member
of the team for at least two years.
This year's team leaves behind a legacy of hard
work, resiliency as well as the first winning season
in the program's history. Their contributions are the
foundations upon which coach Max Aguirre, Ray
Douyard and Juan Colina will build the future of the
program.
This year's team produced a tradition-enriching
win over P.K. Yonge as well as two victories over
Forest and a five-game winning streak. With only
inches separating the Lady Devils from the first state
playoff appearance, the 2006-2007 season was one to
behold in just how the program has come in only four
short years.
With the season and the seniors' careers now
at an end, both will forever be known for leaving their
fingerprints as a part of the program as they set the bar
for Lady Devil soccer with pride, poise and dedication.
The food consisted of barbecue chicken and ribs as
well as a smorgasbord of sweets. Handing out Most
Valuable Players and Most Improved awards were
among the activities.
With words of vigor and tales of their experiences,
Aguirre escorted the seniors out into the world and
encouraged the underclassmen to make next season
even better.
2006-2007 Lady Devils Soccer Roster
Seniors
Sarah Gaskins
kllison Norman
Lauren Foreman
Lillian Alonzo
Mindy Hughes :
Mimi Marks de Martino
Kaitlyn Guinsler
Sandra Garcia
Amber Aguirre
Juniors
Abby Rodriguez
Suzie Smith
Heather Porter
Cali Sullivan :
Sophomore
Mindy Cunningham
Freshman
Adreana Archilla
Kaitlyn Wilson
Roxane Krause
Lucia Bernal "' '


Youth League

Open Season!!

BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER

With the spring season
starting March 17 and 18, the
Bronson Youth League will
be holding classes to train
umpires this Saturday. The
cost is $35.
The T-ball and Bandelaro
leagues will get their season
underway March 17. The
baseball and softball leagues
will start their season on
March 18.
The league's spring
season consists of softball,
baseball and T-ball. The
league will have teams for
14 and under, 12 and under,
10 and under, 8 and under,
and 6 and under. The league
is also starting a team for T-
ball for children between the
ages of4 and 6.
In the meantime,
the league is asking for
volunteers to help clean up
the fields on Saturdays.
Information can be
obtained at Bronson
elementary and middle
schools as well as Williston
elementary and middle
schools.


The softball diamonds
will be open on Saturdays
for any softball players who
wish to practice.
The Levy Lightning
Soccer travel team played in
the Keystone Rotary Club 3-
D-3 Challenge on Feb. 3.
In the girls' 17 and under
division, the Lightning
finished fourth. Third place
was claimed by the 16
and under boys' team. The


Chiefland boys' 13 and under
team brought home the
trophy for second place. The
10 and under team scored
another third place finish.
Schedules for the
competitive teams are yet
to be finalized, but they are
expected to begin playing
in mid-March. Spectators
are welcomed to watch the
elite traveling teams and the
recreational leagues.


North Marion Invitational cancelled at last minute


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER

The Williston Red Devils
were supposed to play in the
North Marion Invitational
Baseball Tournament last
week. It has been a fixture
on the spring sports slate
since 1982, but it did not


take place this season.
Like the basketball and
football teams' schedule this
year, Williston's participation
was meant to give a talented,
butyoungRedDevils'baseball
team the opportunity to gain
experience playing against
high caliber opposition and
in a playoff like atmosphere.
However, the prep event,
one of the longest running
preps in'Nlarion Count) was
cancelled-at the last moment.
"It was unfortunate it was
cancelled," Williston head
coach Jim Smith said. "We
were planning on using it as
a springboard for our district
schedule. We were going to
play two very good quality
opponents, which would have
been a great experience we
could have drawn from."
Marion County recently
instituted new restrictions,
dealing with the number of
games a team can play during
the week. With a minimum
of four games during the
weeklong event, it would have
more than the allotted amount.
Also, area teams were unable
to commit to the tournament
until after district scheduling


and local squads also had a
scheduling conflict during
the week the North Marion
Invitational Baseball
Tournament was set to take
place.
Only three teams--the host
team, Williston and Keystone
Heights--were left to play,.
The weather also played a
role in the decision to cancel
the tournament.
"We could have really have
drawn from:-the experience
we would have gained, but
we still got a lot of experience
from our first four games. We
are just going to have to use
those games as our measuring
stick. However, we think we
have a pretty good idea of
where we are at and what we
still need to improve on."
Williston qualified for the
playoffs last year, but lost
over half of their starting
roster due to graduation.
In their wake, they left a
talented team expected to
need several games to get
the bearings and chemistry
to the level it is usually under
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also qualified for the playoffs
last year.


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Weekly Sports
Schedule
Williston High
School
Varsity Baseball
Thursday-3/8 Dixie
County
Friday-3/9 @ Chiefland
Tuesday-3/13 Newberry
Thurday-3116 @ Key West
Friday-3/17 @ Key West
J.V. Baseball

Thursday 3/2-Gainesville
(J.V. only)
Thursday-3/8 Dixie County
Tuesday-3/13 Newberry
Varsity/J.V. Softball
Tuesday-3/6 @ Santa Fe
Thursday-3/8 @ Interlachen
Friday-3/9 Dunnellon
Thursday-3/15 Keystone
Heights
Friday-3/16 @ Bronson
Men's Tennis

Monday-3/5 @ Westport
Tuesday-3/6 Citrus
Friday-3/9 @ LeCanto
Thursday-3/15 Santa Fe
Women's Tennis

Monday-3/5 Westport
Friday-3/9 @ LeCanto
Track
Thursday-3/8 @ Chiefland
Tuesday-3/13 @ Citrus
Tuesday 3/20 @ Chiefland
(County)
Weightlifting
Wednesday-3/7 @ Hamilton
County
Wednesday-3/14 Hawthorne/
Interlachen
Wednesday-3/21 Sub-
sectionals @ N. Marion
Bronson High
School
Varsity Baseball
Friday-3/9 @ Hawthorne
Friday-3/16 Oak Hall
Monday 3/19 Chiefland
Varsity Softball

Thursday-3/8 Trenton
Friday-3/9 @ Ocala St. John
Friday-3/16 Williston
Weightlifting
Wednesday-3/7 Bronson/
Dixie @ Bell
Wednesday-3/14 Chiefland
@ Bronson
Wednesday-3/21 Bronson/
Dixie @ Chiefland
Thursday-3/29 Conference
Meet @ Dixie County
Chiefland High
School
Varsity Baseball
Tuesday-3/6 @ P.K. Yonge
Friday-3/9 Williston
Monday 3/19 @ Bronson
J.V. Baseball
Tuesday-3/6 @ P.K. Yonge
Friday-3/9 @ Dunnellon
Thursday-3/15 Dunnellon
Varsity/J.V. Softball

Tuesday-3/6 Taylor County
Thursday-3/8 @ P.K. Yonge
(varsity only)
Thursday-3/15 Ft. White
Men's Tennis
Tuesday-3/20 @ P.K. Yonge
Wednesday-3/21 @ Oak Hall
Monday-3/26 @ Suwannee
Women's Tennis
Wednesday-3/7 @ Newberry.
Thursday-3/8 @ Cedar Key
Tuesday-3/20 @ P.K. Yonge
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


CAAA begins its spring season


BY NEAL FISHER
SPORTS WRITER

Even dreary skies could
not dampen the high
hopes and spirits of the
Chiefland Athletic Area
Association's administrators
and participants. Despite
the cooler temperatures and
an overcast background,
the CAAA began its spring
season last Saturday mor-
ning.
"Everyone did a great job
and we all enjoyed it," the
association's director, Wayne
Weatherford said. "It was fun


to watch the athletes play all
day and the competition was
good. It was a great way to
start the season and we are
looking forward to the rest of
it." The parents met before
the opening ceremonies.
Opening ceremonies, which
included the introduction
of players while walking
out onto the field, began at
11 a.m. The natives got to
treat their pallets to an array
of food as a lunch/dinner
barbecue buffet was served
throughout the day.
Teams play a 13-to-
18-game schedule, which


includes travel games to
Trenton and Bronson for all
the squads.
"We even had the mayor
present and the county
commissioner threw out the
first pitch." Weatherford
said. "The games lasted
all day and no one lost
their enthusiasm. It was
competitive for all of the
athletes and their families
got to watch it."
Eighteen games in total
took place with some very
close competition as almost
all the games were decided
by only one or two runs.


Baseball accounted for 13
of the contests, while the
tally of softball games was
5. The first game began at
1 pm, with contests being
played throughout the day.
The last match-up ended at
about 10:30 pm.
As Weatherford alluded
to, Betty Walker, the
city's mayor was present
and county commissioner
Lilly Rooks threw out
the first pitch. More than
500 kids participate in the
association.
The association offers
two T-ball leagues, 4 and


under, and 4 to 6.
Baseball leagues are split
into ages 7 to 9, 9 to 11, 11
to 13 and 13 to 15 years old.
The softball leagues
consist of the following age
groups: 8 and under, 10 and
under, 12 and under, 14 and
under and 16 and under.
The age cut-off is April
28 for softball players.
Jimmy Anderson is the
association's new softball
commissioner.
The association also
made gift baskets available
for every occasion via
several ticket raffles. Sign


ups for the defending state
champion 18 and under
baseball team will be held
later in the spring.
Games are played on
Saturday afternoons and
every weeknight, except for
Wednesday. The money
raised from the barbeque
and raffle will be reinvested
into the association itself.
Anyone wishing to help
or donate time to the league
can call or see any board
member for more details
The age cut-off for
baseball ages is May 1.


Impact fees among agenda

items in next week's

commission meeting

BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER

How much to impose for fees on new homes being
built in Chiefland will be among the topics considered by
Commissioners at Monday's City Commission meeting.
Commissioners met in a workshop last week to discuss
setting those fees at approximately $2,300 for new
residential dwellings built in the city.
If approved, fees will include approximately $400 for
fire services, $640 for law enforcement, $71 for parks and
recreation, $236 for transportation for city roads, and $964
for water. Fees of nearly $1,600 have been charged for new
sewer connections since 2000. Those fees would not be
changed.
Commissioners considered higher fees, but opted to bring
to next week's meeting 50 percent of the recommended
levels for fire and law enforcement, 25 percent of the
recommended levels for recreation and roads, and 80 percent
for water. City Manager Grady Hartzog recommended the
board ask at least 80 percent of the water fees, because
water is among the most expensive impacts to a city's
infrastructure.
Commissioners considered the city impact fee to be
within the range of the county's $1,250 impact fee, if
consideration is given that the city provides-water. Since the
county does not provide water, residentsdwelling, outside !
city limits must install well systems. -.;,'r ;: .,,1! ;., ;: '
Once instituted, impact fees can be adjusted upward or
downward by commissioners' votes, as long as they do not
go above the 100 percent recommendation. Funds collected
as impact fees can only be used to make infrastructure
improvements.
It will still take awhile before impact fees can be
implemented. Once commissioners decide on the levels,
exemptions and timeframes, an ordinance must be written
and go through two public readings. That process normally
takes about 90 days, according to Hartzog.


BY LARRY SCHNELL
NEWS EDITOR
STAFF WRITER

Justin Ivey has a gift for
spelling. When the 10-year-
old Chiefland Elementary
pupil received his first word
retrospectivev" on a card in
the mail in preparation for
the statewide spelling bee, he
and his parents knew it was
wrong.
When they got to
Tallahassee and he again got
a card with his first word
retrospectiveve" he and his
parents figured they had
better spell it the way the
judges wanted it spelled.
They figured that everyone
got the same word, the same
misspelling.
Justin spelled his first
word wrong. The young
star speller was eliminated in

Pe'iny's Place


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER

A mounted bison head
hangs in the hallway. It is,
after all, Penny's Place.
The wrap-around porch just


County Commission delays vote on funding

for Enterprise Zone


BY LARRY SCHNELL
NEWS EDITOR
STAFF WRITER

The Levy County
Enterprise Zone was hailed
as an economic development
tool a few weeks ago at the
Levy County Commission
meeting, but it may not get
the funds from the county to
support its operation.
Commissioners tabled
a decision Tuesday until
the next meeting amid
disagreement over continued
support of the Enterprise
Zone.
The Enterprise Zone
includes 15.09 acres in
parcels in the county and in
municipalities. Businesses
that locate in the Enterprise
Zone are eligible for tax
breaks from the state.
Pam Blair, Enterprise
Zone executive director,
and Skipper Henderson,
chairman of the Enterprise
Zone agency, asked the
County Commission
Tuesday for $8,182 to fund
the day-to-day operations.
Enterprise Zone officials
are asking county and city
governments for funds
based on the percentage of
enterprise property in each
jurisdiction.
So far, Bronson has
agreed to pay its share of


$2,377, and Chiefland is
looking for a source for its
share of $7,644, Blair said.
Blair was scheduled to meet
with Fanning Springs and
Williston Tuesday night to
request support.
Henderson said money
was needed for operating
expenses, and $10,000
would pay for Blair to have
a presence at the office and
answer the phone.
"We're here," Henderson
told commissioners. "We
have to have a way to
operate. If Pam is gone
tomorrow, we're hurting."
Levy County
commissioners did.not agree
on how to handle the request
for money.
Commissioners Lilly
Rooks and Nancy Bell
said the county already has
paid money to get the Levy
County Enterprise Zone
started.
"I really feel like we've
done our job with this," Bell
said.
Danny Stevens said he
would like to wait and see
how the remaining cities
respond to the request for
additional moneys. Stevens,
however, said the county
should consider paying the
difference if some cities do
not ante up.
Bell supported Stevens'


suggestion to delay a
decision but could not
support paying any portion
that cities would not pay.
"I don't think that the
board should be picking up
the municipalities' part," she
said.
Commission Chairman
Sammy Yearty said he
supported paying the money
requested. The Enterprise
Zone supports jobs and
enhances the tax base.
However, he also agreed
to table a decision until the
next meeting. The vote was
unanimous.
Blair did not expect to
see the disagreement among
county commissioners
regarding funding.
"I was surprised," she
said. "We have received
nothing but positive reviews
and press, and I think the
County Commission will see
the merit of the program and
be positive."
Blair announced two new
donations for the Enterprise
Zone from local businesses,
one from Capital City Bank
for $5,000 and another from
Beauchamp and Edwards for
$2,500.
The money is used to
promote the Enterprise Zone
through advertising and
educational materials, she
said.


the first round.
To make up for the error,
the Tallahassee Democrat,
sponsor of the spelling bee
Feb. 24, has invited Justin
to next year's spelling bee
without having to qualify
"They can't go back and
do it over again," Justin's
mother, Sheila Ivey, said
Tuesday after hearing the
offer. "We're not against the
person who won. So yes, we
are happy with that."
Still, she said, Justin was
disappointed with the mix-up
and his elimination. He had
hoped to go to the national
level with the Scripps
National Spelling Bee in
Washington, D.C.
He did not do a lot of
preparation for the spelling
bee, Sheila Ivey said. He's a
natural.
"He can see a word," she


said. "He just sees it in his
mind and he spells it. So we
really didn't put a whole lot
of time into it. I think he'll be
comfortable going back next
year."
Thomas Tomasi, market
development director for
the Tallahassee Democrat,
said participants receive the
first word as a warm up. It
is designed to relieve stress
and relax them when the
competition starts.
He said parents, guardians
and county coordinators have
an option to challenge a word.
But he said the Iveys did not
challenge. They asked if the
first round was a practice
round and the answer .was no.
It was the real thing.
Had they challenged and
showed the misspelled word
Justin had received, he would
have gotten a new word.


"We would have stopped
it," he said. "We would have
said this is incorrect. He
would be given a new word."
Nevertheless, the Tal-
lahassee Democrat is inviting
Justin to the next spelling
bee without qualifying at the
county level.
"We thought we erred,"
he said. "We wanted to make



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welcoming space for artists and community


might hold outdoor furniture
pieces. Then again it may
hold an armoire with folk
art decorating its doors.
Authentic western furniture
shares space with Victorian
pieces throughout the 1920s
home.
Penny's Place in Williston
is not only an antique shop;
it is a gallery where local
artists display their wares.
Penny Lewis is the shop
proprietor, artists' friend and
decorating maven. Even as
a retail shop, Lewis has kept
the aura of the cracker home
it once was. "I try to decorate
each room so people can
see the art in context, which
helps them select pieces for
their own homes. I want to
give people ideas for how
to bring art and furnishings
together to create a home
they're comfortable in."
Much of the art she now
sells is painted by local
artists. Skillfully painted
scenes of Florida's wild
side-palms, prairies,
sunsets, and wildlife-offer
realistic views in colors at
once serene and vivid. These
paintings grow out of the
highwayman style born in
Florida in the early 1900s.
"We have a lot of local
talent here. George Morris'
work sells just as fast as
he brings it in." Morris,
she said, painted the
Williston welcome sign.
"His background was in
painting billboards." Lewis
also carries paintings by
Trish Beckham and Georgia
Hanssen.
Some of the art features
scenes familiar to the horsy
set-paintings of horses and
hounds on the hunt, paintings
of deer, foxes, and other
wild animals. A few of those
paintings are in miniature-
their canvases just single,
large bird feathers.
Some of those canvases
are wood, sporting men


PENNY LEWIS (center) enjoys a moment with
local artists Betty Whitehurst (right) and Emma
Carpenter. "Betty did more for me when I first
came to town than I would have thought any
person could. Not just by bringing in her art for
me to display but she gave me moral support."


dressed for the hunt decorate
the comers of occasional
tables.
Lewis is no neophyte
to the art world. "Art is
really my life. I've picked
up artwork all over-in
Montana, Kentucky,
California. I opened a gallery
in Montana, and brought a
lot of that art back with me
when I came back home."
Lewis has lived in Williston
since 1994.
"This store has really
evolved since I opened up. I
lived right here in the shop at
first. My puppies were born
here. All my stock was from
out West. Now the art is
local, landscape art.
"I'm becoming very
comfortable with the
gallery now. Everything
is just coming together.
The local support has been
tremendous, from both the
artists who bring their work
in and from my clients. I
think this speaks for the
community and what is
happening here."
A balance of art and
antiques, of east and west,
marks Lewis's shop. A true


eclectic, she likewise enjoys
bringing people together.
"So many people are moving
here are from other areas.
Williston is becoming
a midpoint. I see this as
becoming a center in the true
sense of different cultures
coming together."
Lewis wants to do more
with her store than frame
pictures and sell antiques.
"For years I've wanted to
open a shop and call it The
Gathering Place. You know,
a place where artists and
writers can come together
for conversation and
camaraderie."
Perhaps it's the wide
front porch, the location
in Williston's quaint
downtown, the collection
of art and antiques, or
Lewis' welcoming smile and
friendly talk. Penny's Place
gives all who walk through
her front door just that-a
place for writers, artists and
just us folks to while away
an afternoon.
Visit Penny at 40 N.W. 1st
St. in Williston. Her shop is
open Tuesday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


Page 9


Getting by with a little help from her friends


PHOTOS BY RHONDA GRIFFITHS
TEXT BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN

Long-time Otter Creek resident Donna Mains has been
busy a long time. She has spent a lifetime in volunteer
activities helping out wherever needed in her community.
Her latest project, an ongoing one, is in establishing a library
for the community.
She engaged many others in the effort. The shelves were
donated by the town and then installed into space shared
with the Town Hall by the fire department.
Two boxes of books were donated by Alesha Smith, a
social worker from Chiefland's Haven Hospice.
Donna is not only Alesha's partner in bringing the library
to fruitition, she is also a patient. She was diagnosed with
cancer a number of years ago, and told by doctors that her
case was terminal last October.
Her library has already had its first customer. Mary Jane
Meeks checked out the first book, "In this Mountain," by
Jane Warren. Mary Jane has known Donna for many years.
"In spite of everything she remains warm and bubbly and
good-spirited," she said.
Donna, your community thanks you.


MADAM LIBRARIAN, MARION, otherwise known as
Donna Mains, stands beside the bookshelves of the
library she helped bring to town.


Chiefland Recreational
Advisory Committee
Meets

The City of Chiefland
Recreational Advisory
Committee will hold their
regularly Scheduled meet-
ing on Thursday, March
15, 2007 @ 12:00 PM.
The meeting will be held
at City Hall. All interested
persons are encouraged to
attend.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabili-
ties Act, individuals with


Disabilities needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the
office of the City Manager
at City Hall, 214 East Park
Avenue, Chiefland, FL
,32626 (352) 493-6711.

Chiefland Vision Com-
mittee Meets

The City of Chiefland
Vision Committee will
hold their regularly sched-
uled meeting on Tuesday,
March 13, 2007 @ 12:00


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ogy and History Society
Will meet on Sunday, March
18, at 2 p.m. at the Levy
County Quilt Museum.
The meeting this month will
be presented by member Jim
Parks. He .will discuss the role
of chapla-ins in the Civil War
and will begin his presenta-
tion by giving a background
on the formation of the Con-
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Water Management District
(District) will host a meeting
on Thursday, March 15, to
receive public comment on
the recommended minimum
flows and levels (MFLs) for
the Waccasassa River and its
springs.
The meeting will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bronson
at the Levy County Agricul-
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way Ave., Alternate 27A.
Florida Statutes require that
MFLs water levels and
flows designed to prevent
significant harm to water
resources be established


AARP CHAPTER TO
HOLD MEETING

The Williston Area AARP,
Chapter 912 will hold
it's monthly meeting on
Monday, March 12 at 9:30
A.M. in the Fellowship Hall
of First United Methodist
Church, 213 W. Noble
Ave. Mr. David Touch and
his assistant, Mary Star
will present the program.
Mr. Touch is the Regional
Director of "Senior's
VS Crime." For more
information call 528-3323.
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Methodist Church

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singing, a Christian illusion
show, hot dogs, drinks, and
much more on Saturday
March 17t from 10A.M.
to 2:30 P.M. To get to the
Ellzey United Methodist
Church from the blinking
light on Highway 19 at Otter
Creek go toward Cedar Key.
The church is the little white
church house 2 miles on the
right.

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for water bodies. The District
has gathered technical data
and information to develop
the MFLs for the Waccasassa
River and its springs.
MFLs are used in the water
supply planning process and
for determining water avail-
ability for consumptive use
purposes. In addition, they
provide guidance in mak-
ing water use and permitting
decisions; ensure sufficient
water resources for the pub-
lic and ecosystems; protect
wetlands, fish and wildlife
habitat; and provide protec-
tion of water resources for
navigation and recreation.
A copy of the final techni-
cal document is available
on the District website
at http://www.mysuwan-
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Bronson Elementary
School's enrollment
dates forthe kindergarten's
2007-2008 school year are
March 1-30 from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. To enroll a child,
please bring a copy of the
birth Certificate and social
security card. The child
must be 5 years old by
Sept. 1, 2007.

Correction
The Levy County Journal
erred last week in an article
regarding the Williston
general election. As correctly
reported, the general election
was cancelled.
However, an explanation of
one of the two referendums
that would have been voted
on was incorrect. The
referendum would have
changed the term of city
council members from two
years to three.

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BY LARRY SCHNELL
STAFF WRITER

In preparing for the
upcoming trial of a teen
charged with the murder of
a Williston youth, a judge
will hear arguments today by
defendant Berny Serrano's
attorney. The attorney wants
to suppress incriminating
statements and a letter
attributed to Serrano.
Also at the hearing today,
the prosecution is asking that
the trial be delayed because
Medical Examiner William
Hamilton will be away the
week the trial is scheduled
to start. The prosecution has
listed more than 90 witnesses
including Hamilton who
could be called to testify.
Since his arrest Jan. 7, 2005,
on a charge of first-degree
murder in the shooting
death of 18-year-old Jacob
Langworthy, Serrano, who
was 17 at the time, has
given three incriminating
statements, two to sheriff's
deputies and one in a letter to
Circuit Judge Robert Cates.
State Attorney Bill Cervone
said the prosecution would
like all three statements
admitted as evidence in
Serrano's trial, which is
scheduled to start April 23.
Serrano's attorney, James
Connor, wants the statements
suppressed. Serrano was
between counsels when
the letter was written to
the judge in June 2005,
according to Connor's court
motion. Connor asserts
that in the first statement,
law enforcement officials
ignored Serrano's request for
representation by an attorney.
In the second, officers
improperly induced Serrano
to engage in conversation
with investigators, according
to the attorney's motion in
the court file.
Prosecutors said in court
files that Serrano was fully
advised of his rights and
provided information freely.


In his letter to Cates, Serrano
wrote that after going
through Langworthy's house
looking for "weed," he
squatted next to Langworthy,
who was on the floor.
"So as I tried to stand up, I
stumbled backwards, and the
gun fired. It was an accident.
Then I stood for a few
seconds shocked at what had
happened, and I ran."
Serrano also wrote that the
gun did not have a magazine,
and he was sure the safety
was on.
Later he writes, "So I speak
for all of us when I say we
are sorry for what we did, we
were only kids."
A Florida Department of
Law Enforcement analysis
of the handwriting linked the
letter to Serrano.
Cervone said the prosecution
initially planned to seek
the death sentence, but a
Supreme Court ruling shortly
after Langworthy's death
bars execution of people who
were under 18 when a crime
was committed.
Cervone said he cannot
accept a plea bargain of less
than first degree murder,
which carries a mandatory
life-in-prison sentence.
Records in the court file
show the following scenario:
Emergency Services got
a call Jan. 5, 2005, that a
person at 15691 E. Levy
St. was lying on the floor
bleeding. Five young men
were seen leaving the home
by way of an adjacent
woods, according to a police
report. Another witness
described a red or maroon
car with a lighter colored
tranknear the house. That
vehicle was later traced to
Michael Hill.
When sheriff's investigators
interviewed Hill, he denied
being near the location.
The next morning, Hill,
Theophilus Lee, Kenny
Gross and Courtney Grant
approached sheriff's deputy


Grant Sandlin, saying they
wanted to talk about the
incident, according to a
sheriff's report.
The four youths said that
Serrano approached them
about going to Langworthy's
house to rob him. They left
Williston High School Jan.
5, 2005, and went across the
street to the Fast Track gas
station, where they made
a phone call to make sure
Langworthy was home.
Serrano had a .22 caliber
handgun, according to the
sheriff's report.
Serrano entered the house
with the handgun, the four
told investigators, and
ordered Langworthy to
show them where drugs and
valuables were, according to
the report.
When one of the young men
heard a car coming into the
driveway, all but Serrano
left the house. Before Hill
left, according to a sheriff's
report, he said, "Chill, don't
shoot him."
Once outside, Hill heard
a gunshot. Then Serrano
joined the others. On the ride
back to Williston, Serrano
told his friends that he shot
Langworthy, the report said.
Langworthy was taken to
Nature Coast Hospital in
Williston, and then to Shands
at the University of Florida.
Surgeons removed a small
caliber bullet from his brain.
He died Jan. 6, 2005.
A grand jury on Jan. 27,
2005, indicted Serrano,
Hill, Grant, Gross and Lee
on charges of first degree
murder, conspiracy to
commit home invasion, and
robbery.
The other defendants were
offered a plea bargain of
manslaughter and armed
robbery with 10 years in
prison in exchange for their
testimony against Serrano.


BY LARRY SCHNELL &
PAT MOONEY
STAFF WRITERS

If the city of Williston
is serious about
revitalizing deteriorated
eastside neighborhoods,
commissioners will have
to enforce codes, enact
some design standards for
new homes, and support
the development of new
condominiums in the area.
That was the message
from a planner, residents
and developers at a city
workshop Feb. 27. The area
to be revitalized is recently
annexed. The area includes
homes of cinderblock, wood,
as well as mobile homes.
Some homes are condemned,
area roads are private
property.
A mix of cinderblock
homes, single-wide mobile
homes and some condemned
homes with scrap metal
businesses and roads on
private property are on the
property in east Williston.
Walter Brown, regional
vice president for
Capri Engineering, told
commissioners at the
workshop that improving the
aesthetics of the area will
encourage people to move
there.
"The whole purpose of this
is not to run people out of
town," he said. "It's to make
people comfortable in town."
Brown, who is advising
the city on redevelopment,
recommended the following
for new residences brought
into the area:
On single-family and two-
family homes, a roof pitch of
3-12 with an overhang of at
least one foot.
No exposed piers or block
columns allowed except on
structures that are required to
be 36 inches or more above
grade.
A covered front porch at
least 4 feet by 6 feet with


Bronson Council says yes to 150-home subdivision


BY CASSIE JOURNIGAN
STAFF WRITER

Bronson Town Council members unanimously approved a
builder's first request on a proposed subdivision Monday.
"This is only an initial approval," City Manager and
Attorney Jim Cornelius later told the Journal. "There are a
lot of conditions-permits and DOT issues-involved. The
builders need to start somewhere so the town just gave them
the initial go-ahead."
George Sandora, a planning and development consultant,
represented the builder Hailey Jordan Development of
Newberry in a proposal to subdivide approximately 40 acres
into 153 lots along County Road 32. The developer plans
to use private roads inside the subdivision, meaning the
homeowners would be responsible for their maintenance.
Council's approval is contingent on the builder ensuring
the subdivision entrances are up to code. That assurance
is to come in the form of a letter from the Ocala-based
engineering firm DNM. DNM was retained by the city
because the town engineer, Lee Mills, is involved on the
project.
In other actions, council members:
Unanimously approved giving $2,337 to the
Enterprise Zone Development Agency. Executive
Director Pam Blair made the request to help defray
costs of printing brochures and other materials on the
program. The county was recently awarded enterprise
zone status along 16 miles of major thoroughfares.
The designation will allow businesses within
designated areas to recoup some state taxes.
Unanimously approved a request to replace the water
and sewage operator from Two-Fold with operator
Lonnie Parnell. He will visit the plant seven days a
week for $800 as opposed to Two-Fold's current five
days at a cost of $825. According to the Department
of Environmental Protection, the site should be
inspected every day. Tow-Fold would charge
additional fees to make the weekend trips.
Unanimously approved an expenditure of $2,950
for repair and washout of the water tank. The tank is
leaking.
Instructed Cornelius to consider the Fire Department's
request to institute a stipend system for two certified
fire fighters to remain on standby at the firehouse
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Gave fire fighter Rick Lombardo permission to


compare the cost of liability insurance.
* Unanimously approved Thomas Baker's request for a
minor replat on Margaret Street.
* Unanimously approved Wilmer Andrews' request for
a variance on his Ishie Avenue property.
* Approved LaFlam's motion to raise the donation to
students selling livestock at the upcoming fair from
$500 to $750.


Local artist

Beryl Bayer to

demonstrate

motion for

Williston Art

League


by Helen Darling,
president

Equine action artist Beryl
Bayer brings her expertise
to her fellow members of
the Williston Art League
at the organization's
upcoming meeting on
Monday, March 12,
2006, at 7:00 p.m. at
Fellowship Hall, First
United Methodist Church
in Williston. She will
demonstrate how to create
the illusion of motion in
a painting. Bayer, who
paints in water colors and
oils, gives private lessons
at her studio.


The artist earned a
Bachelor of Fine Arts at
Cornell University 1965
and, while residing in New
York City, applied her
artistry to textile design
and production. A decade
later Bayer relocated
to southern Florida and
established a design studio
devoted to tapestry and
needlepoint.
After yet another decade,
Beryl made a career
change to nursing. The
change was prompted by
her interest in science and
compassion for people.
Though she retired from
nursing in 1998 and
resumed her art, nursing
left its permanent mark.
Her art now reveals her
experience with people in
crisis and pathos; it brings
life and expression to her
painting. Mood, energy
and excitement are her
fortes.
Bayer now lives in rural


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


Author Michael
Grunwald


a pitch similar to the roof
and comparable to the main
structure.
Buildings over 5 years old
could not be moved into the
city unless they have historic
significance.
Buildings that are moved
into the city should be
inspected by the police
chief, a building official and
the Planning and Zoning
chairman prior to issuing a
building permit.
Antonio Duque, part owner
of Rosswell Development
Group LLC, plans to build
30 affordable condominiums
in the area targeted for
revitalization. In a previous
meeting, council members
asked Duque if he had
community support for this
project. Some community
leaders attended the
workshop to support the
project.
The Rev. Charles Williams
Jr., pastor of New Hope
Baptist Church, said people
in east Williston want to
improve the neighborhood
and bring in new, attractive
homes that they can buy.
Several speakers at the
workshop complained of
lack of code enforcement
in the area. They said
there were unregistered
cars, overturned trailers, a
dangerous limb that was
about to fall, and overgrown
brush throughout the
neighborhood. Williams
said the area needs
rehabilitation and that stricter
code enforcement and
stricter ordinances would
help the neighborhood.


Will visit Central Florida
Community College on
March 26 to discuss his
book "The Swamp, the
Everglades, Florida, and the
Politics of Paradise."
In his book, The Washing-
ton Post reporter shares the
evolution and destruction
of the ecosystem. The event
will be held at 7 p.m. in the
Klein Center on the Ocala
Campus, 3001 S.W. College
Road. It is free and open to
the public.
"It is the story of a remark-
able swath of real estate and
the remarkable people it has
attracted," he writes. "It's
a story about hubris and
unintended consequences,
about the mistakes man has
made in his relationship with
nature and his unprecedented
effort to fix them."
Grunwald has won the
George Polk Award for na-
tional reporting, the Society
of Environmental Journalists
award for in-depth report-
ing and the Worth Bingham
Prize for investigative re-
porting. "The Swamp earned
a gold Medal in Non-fiction
in the 2006 Florida Book
of the Year awards and was
named Editor's Choice by
the New York Times Sunday
Book Review.
Grunwald's visit is a
Florida Humanities Council
Road Scholars Program. The
group assembles the state's
best scholars and authors to
deliver thought-provoking
programs throughout the
state. For more information
about the visit, contact San-
dra Cooper, 352-854-2322,
ext. 1361, or e-mail Cooper
at coopersa@cf.edu.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church announces their
Lenten schedule as follows:
Mid-Week -Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. Soup and Sandwich
Meal.
February, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 7:00 p.m. Vesper Ser-
vices
Monday, Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. Divine Service with
Holy Communion
Good Friday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
Saturday, April 7, Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday, April 8, 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
8:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Divine Service with communion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located on Highway
#19, approximately 3 miles north of Wal-Mart next to
Dakotah Vineyards at 14303 NW Highway 19, Chiefland,
Florida (352-493-4597).
We invite our friends from the Tri-County to join us during
this Lenten season.


north central Florida:
horse country, where
she is inspired by the
graceful strength of
the areas many equine
subjects. Expressionism
dominates her watercolors
of horses; the spontaneity
of fluid paints adds to the
movement and power she
captures in her paintings
of these massive athletes.
The artist, who paints
with exaggerated
movement and color to
express the dynamics
of saddled or harnessed
horses and their bond with
their rider or driver, finds
in painting horses exciting
discoveries; with each new
work learning happens.
Since painting different
breeds demands she learn
the nuances of each breeds
gaits and movements,
Bayer haunts horse shows
observing and recording.
Bayer's works are or
have been displayed by the


Miami Watercolor Society,
the Gold Coast Watercolor
Society, the Florida
Watercolor Society, the
American Academy
of Equine Art, and the
University of Texas. She
has been featured in Ocala
Style, Horse Country, and
Driving West magazines.
Her paintings are owned
internationally, and her
commissions can be seen
in many private Ocala,
Florida, collections.
As always, the public
is invited to attend the
demonstration and enjoy
the refreshments. A
short business meeting
for members follows
the program. For more
information, please
contact Helen Darling at
528-0911.
(Biographical
information procured from
the artist's website: www.
berylbayer.com)


Attorney asks court to suppress

statements by defendant


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Williston:

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Continuedfrom Page 3
Grouper fishing in federal waters
prohibited until March 15
Recreational harvest of red, black and gag grouper in Gulf
of Mexico federal waters is prohibited through March 15 in
federal waters.
Federal waters begin at nine nautical miles offshore of
Florida in the Gulf. Anglers may continue to take legal bag
limits of red, black and gag grouper in state waters, within
nine nautical miles of shore, according to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

"Spring into Health" community health fair
in Bronson
The Levy Health Department will be hosting a "Spring
into Health" Community Health Fair on March 24 from
9 a.m. till 1 p.m., at the Bronson High School Cafeteria
located on 8691 N.E. 90t" Street. Come and enjoy free
health screenings, activities, and education. There will be
door prizes! Bring your family and friends. Don't miss this
great event. For more information, contact Slande Celeste at
352-538-9967

Free bone density screening March 20
The Levy County Health Department along with
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center will host a
free bone-density screening on Tuesday March 20 from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Levy County Health Department.
Are you one of the over 28 million Americans at risk for
developing osteoporosis, a gradual thinning and weakening
of the bones that can lead to bone fractures? People often
don't realize they have it until they break a bone. It's
important to find out about the strength of your bones before
they break so you can plan ways to decrease bone loss.
Normal x-rays don't measure the density of bone. Bone
density testing measures the amount of mineral in the bone.
Please call the Levy County Health Department's Health
Promotion Program at (352) 538-9967 for an appointment.

FHP inspection checkpoints in March
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver
license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month
of March.
These checkpoints will only be held at:
Dixie County: Chavous Rd., CR 55A, SR 349, CR
349, CR 351, CR 358, Willow Hole Rd.
Gilchrist County: SR 26 SR 49, SR 47, CR 138, SE
70th Ave, CR 232, CR 340, CR 341
Lafayette County: SR 20, SR 51, SR 53, SR 349
Levy County: SR 24, SR 45, SR 49, SR 121, SR 500,
CR 320, CR 3339, CR 341, CR 345, CR337, CR 335,
CR316, CR 464, CR 323, CR 326
Troopers will focus on vehicles with defects and
violations such as worn or unsafe tires, bad brakes, improper
window tinting, cracked or broken windshields, unsecured
loads and defective lighting. Officer-swill,also look for
driver license laws violations, motor"vehicle registration
laws, non-use of seatbelts and motor vehicle insurance
requirements. Checkpoints will only be conducted between
the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Citizen of the Year search continues
Do you know someone who has made a contribution to
the community, who has gone above and beyond the call of
duty to help others, a person who demonstrates commitment
to accomplishing positive achievements? The Greater
Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is asking the public
to submit nominations for an outstanding area resident to be
named Citizen of the Year. The award for 2006 will be made
at the chamber's annual banquet in April.
Submit a letter listing the nominee's achievements or
contributions to the community, and honors or awards.
Note memberships in civic and professional organizations
and summarize why your nominee should receive the Citizen
of the Year Award for 2006. The award recipient must be at
last 18 and must live in the greater Chiefland area.
Submit nominations to Chiefland's Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 1397, Chiefland, Florida 32644, by
fax to 493-0282, by e-mail to chieflandchamber@bellsouth.
net, or in person at 23 S.E. 2nd Avenue. Nominations can be
dropped off between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
through Friday. The deadline is March 5. Questions can be

directed to the chamber at 493-1849.

News from the Chiefland Lions Club
The Chiefland Lions Club inducted several new members
in recent weeks, including Shannon Fine, Teresa Barren, and
Deborah Sturgeon.
The Chiefland Lions Club has been busy helping local
citizens acquire eye exams and eyeglasses. If you are in
need of eye care and do not have insurance, please call Katie
Hodge at 493-4448 for an application and interview.
Thank Paige Brookins of Chiefland Storage for their
donation of a mini-storage locker. The Lions Club
participates in many fund-raising opportunities for the club,
and needs storage space for fryers, cookers, tables, and tents.
The Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of
each month at noon at Bell's Restaurant in Chiefland. All are
welcome to attend.


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SMITH & ASSOCIATES INC/GMAC
REAL ESTATE HONORED AT
NATIONAL ANNUAL BUSINESS
CONFERENCE

CHIEFLAND Smith & Associates Inc/GMAC,
serving the local Tri-County area, was honored during
an awards ceremony at the GMAC Home Services
Annual Business Conference in Hollywood, Florida,
held February 7-9, 2007.
Smith & Associates Inc/GMAC was recognized as
one of the top 10 companies in income for the southeast
division during 2006 and ranked in position number one
for the state of Florida.
"I'm proud to present this award for outstanding
achievement to Brad Smith" said John Bearden,
President and CEO, GMAC Home Services. "This
award represents a deep commitment to excellence,
hard work and Premier Service delivered by the
Smith & Associates Inc/GMAC Real Estate team.
Their professionalism and dedication assures that
the expectations of their customers and clients are
exceeded."
Brad Smith was proud to accept this award on behalf of
himself and all of his agents. He acknowledged that this
achievement was made possible by the dynamitic team
he has put together in his organization. Top producers
Lisa Baxter, Realtor of the Chiefland office and Cookie
King, Realtor of the Williston office accompanied Brad
for this event.
Smith & Associates Inc/GMAC Real Estate has five
office locations and 26 sales associates serving the
Tri-County areas. Its main office is located at 605
North Main Street in Chiefland, 493-4200, with branch
offices in Trenton, 463-7770, Old Town, 542-1111,
Suwannee, 542-1212 and Williston, 529-0010. GMAC
Real Estate has more than 1,300 locations and 22,000
sales associates throughout North America. Offering
a national relocation service, GMAC is a recognized
franchise in Canada and throughout Europe.

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MEDICARE PART B DEADLINE
APPROACHING

If you didn't sign up for Medicare Part B medical
insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare,
you now have an opportunity to apply. But time is
running out. The deadline for applying is March 31. If
you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until 2008
to apply.
Medicare Part B covers some medical expenses not
covered by Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), such
as doctors' fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other
medical supplies and services that are not covered by
Medicare Part A.
When you first become eligible for hospital insurance
(Part A), you have a seven-month period (your initial
enrollment period) in which to sign up for medical
insurance (Part B). After that, you have to pay a
higher premium unless you were covered through an
employer's group health plan or a group health plan
based on a spouse's employment. You are given another
opportunity to enroll in Part B during the general
enrollment period, from January 1 to March 31 of each
year. But each 12-month period that you are eligible
for Medicare Part B and do not sign up, the amount of
your monthly premium increases by 10 percent.
You can learn more about Medicare by reading our
electronic booklet, Medicare (SSA Publication No.
05-10043) at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.
html. You may also call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213
(TTY 1-800-325-0778) to ask for a copy. Or visit the
Medicare website at www.medicare.gov. You may also
call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800 -633-4227;
TTY 1-877-486-2048).



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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


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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


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Visit: 13 South Main Street, Chiefland


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


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TREES, TREES, TREES. Langs-
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MOWING, TRIMMING, sodding,
shrub grooming, mulching, fer-
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Inc., residential and commercial.
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and must be fluent in Spanish
and English (speak and write).
Must be fingerprinted. May be
required to work extra hours
or clays in the event of an
emergency. Rate of pay is
$702.27 bi-weekly. Applications
will be accepted online at www.
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mailed to State of Florida, People
First, Staffing Administration,
PO Box 44058, Jacksonville FL
32231 or faxed to (904) 636-
2627 by 3/13/07. EEO/AA/VP
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Area drummer beats the
FCAT blues

by Lisa Statham Posteraro

Primal sounds
emanated from his djembe
as his audience imitated
with sticks or just hands on
laps. After three days of
FCAT testing, Wednesday
wound down at Williston
Elementary School with the
Reverend Gene Anderson
from Fairfield Presbyterian
Church coming to share his
drumming expertise with the
student body of third through
fifth graders. He purchased
his drum in St. Augustine,
but the handsome piece of
percussion made of cedar
wood with a goat skin head
attached with ropes tied in
fancy knots was made in
Senegal.
Destiny Darden in
Kathy Brewington's class
wanted to know, "How long
did it take you to get as good
as you are now?"
"About five or six years,"
replied Anderson, who
learned drumming from
Harlem resident Paula Larke
when he was in New York
City. He has been playing
since in various venues,
among them churches where
he instructs in addition to
entertaining. In high school


Bongo! Conga! Djembe?


GENE ANDERSON, MINISTER at Fairfield
Presbyterian Church, beats out a cadence for
Williston Elementary School fifth graders with
enthusiastic participation from assistant principal
Cynthia Lewis, who helps lead the sing along.
Anderson, who plays in a variety of area venues,
including his church, learned to drum about five or
six years ago.


Anderson, who grew up in
Ocala, played clarinet (by
ear!).
The percussionist
shared musical terms which
related to percussion with his
audiences such as cadence
and home rhythm. He
explained that musicians use
a "set list" when performing
for people. Students got to
use rhythm sticks, maracas
and small bongos.
"We Shall Overcome," the
traditional folk song many


would consider the theme
song of the Civil Rights
Movement in the United
States, was one of the songs
sung by each grade level,
tying nicely in as Black
History Month comes to
a close, as well as the fun
round, "Row, Row, Row
Your Boat" accompanied by
Anderson on his djembe.
Physical education
teacher Erin Owens used
funds from her budget to pay
for Anderson's visit to the
school.


Hi, my name is Sheila, and I am a "Pure Bred Levy County Sweetheart". I am
about 1 year old and I am a sweetie pie. I love to play, love to be petted, and I am no
a barker. I'm really hoping someone will adopt me and love me forever. If you can
spare the love and the room for a sweet girl like me, PLEASE call the shelter to save
my life at (352)-486-5138. Please come to Levy County Animal Services to visit me
and my friends, or visit our website at www.levycountyanimal.petfinder.com


OBITUARIES



AREA DEATHS BY CITY
Morriston
Anna M (Nancy) Byrd

Old Town: 1 i -
Albert Henry Patton,:

Anna M. (Nancy) Byrd

Anna M. Byrd (Nancy) of Morriston passed away sud-
denly Saturday morning, February 24 at her home. She
was 73
Nancy grew up in Philadelphia, PA. raised her family
in Pennsauken, N.J. and moved to Morriston 31 years
ago. She had a lifelong love for her husband, children,
dogs, nieces, nephews and especially her beloved grand-
children. Nancy made friends everywhere she went and
touched many people in the Williston area with her gen-
erosity. She liked butterflies, the Gators and working in
the yard, no matter how hot it was. Her home was always
spotless and she never met a household chore she did not
like.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Sr., son
John, Jr. of Gainesville; daughter Susan of Morriston; 2
brothers Jack Kearney of Williston and Andrew Kearney
of Oxford, Pa.; 1 sister, Mary Caroline Kearney of Mer-
ion, Pa; and grandchildren Stephanie and Andrew. Their
joy lies in the knowledge that she is in heaven, where
they will see her once again.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 3 at Mor-
riston Baptist Church, 20291 SE 33rd St. at 11:00AM. A
small get-together followed at the church. In lieu of flow-

ers, donations may be made in her name to the Streetlight
Program @ Shands HealthCare 720 SW 2nd Ave #510
Gainesville, Fl. 32601 or go www.shands.org.


Albert Henry Patton

Albert Henry Patton of Old Town passed away Wednes-
day, February 28, 2007 at North Florida Regional Medi-
cal Center in Gainesville after a lengthy illness. He was
84.
Born in Vortex, Kentucky he moved to De-
troit, Michigan in 1941. He was an Army
Veteran of World War II. He retired from
Chrysler Corporation in Trenton, Michi-
gan in 1980 when he moved to Old Town.
He was a member of Rock Sink Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilhelmina Pat-
ton of Old Town; son, Brandon Patton of Old Town;
daughter, Andrea Casteel of Lake City; sister, Orphabell
Rose of Piqua, OH; brothers, Earl Patton of Campton,
KY and James Patton of Campton, KY; brother in law,
Keith Corder of Old Town; granddaughters, Sondra Kel-
ly Brumett of Nicholasville, KY and Heather Patton of
Livonia, MI; grandson, Ryan Kelly of Jacksonville, FL;
great grandsons, Grant Kelly of Jacksonville, FL and
Nick Grantham of Gaylord, MI; great granddaughter,
Ashlynn Mitchell of Livonia, MI and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, 2007 at
2PM at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Terry Cranford officiating. Burial followed at Rock
Sink Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of the RICK GOOD-
ING FUNERAL HOME, Cross City, FL;


UNVEILING OF SPAY/
NEUTER METER &
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
MEETING
HUMANE SOCIETY OF
LEVY COUNTY, INC.

The Humane Society of
Levy County, Inc. invites
all members and citizens to
unveil the Humane Society
of Levy County's Spay/
Neuter Meter for the building
funds and hold an Annual
Membership Meeting. The
meter will show donations
accepted to date for the Spay/
Neuter Building. The Humane
Society of Levy County's
goal is to build a spay/neuter
facility for the residents of
Levy County. The unveiling
will be held at Affordable
Solutions, located at 310
Main Avenue across the street
from Perkins State Bank, on
March 15, 2007 at 6:00 pm.
Together, we can stop pet
overpopulation in our rural
community.
Following the unveiling,
the Humane Society of Levy
County will hold its Annual
Membership Meeting at the
Bronson Town Hall at 660 E
Hathaway Avenue, across the
street from IGA/Buy-N-Save.
All residents of Levy County
are encouraged to come and
become a member on March
15, 2007 at 7:00 pm.
The Humane Society of Levy
County, Inc. mission is to
provide foster care, adoptions
and/or the placement of
rescued animals that we
receive from the local shelters.
Donated funds will be used
to facilitate the needed care,
spay and neuter of rescued
pets, and the future health
and well being of these
animals. We will also provide
educational programs in the
areas of animal care, spay
and neuter, animal cruelty
and present these programs
throughout Levy County.
The Humane-Sbciety of Levy'"
County's Board of Directors
has a combined total of
over 70 years experience
of working, caring, and
adopting animals. Everyone
that attends this meeting
will have the opportunity to
receive a newsletter, t-shirts
for members, meet board
members, and find out how
your help can impact a furry
friend for life. We will provide
refreshments.
If you would like more
information, please contact
us at 352-486-5705 and leave
a message and someone will
return your call that evening.
If you would like a brochure
or more information, please
write us at PO Box 678;
Bronson, FL 32621. Residents
can also check us out on the
web at www.humanesociety
oflevycounty.com for further
information.

Michelle Hagan
HSLC Director of Education

Please Spay & Neuter!
www.humanesocietyoflev
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IN HER WHITE lab coat, Christine Wilson demonstrates a physical change solid
into gas for the attentive group of third graders at Williston Elementary. Wilson,
along with husband Steve, put on three "Miracle of Science" shows in the afternoon
of February 26th following a morning of FCAT testing.


WEIRSDALE NATIVE JEREMY Evans uses a kazoo to render his version of the
popular "Three Little Pigs" for an attentive fourth grade audience at Williston El-
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Florida, to wit: IF REMARRIED, AND IF YOU ARE HEREBY required Attorney for Personal in this case, including orders,
I0 LOT 18, BLOCK 2M, THE DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE to file your answer or written Representative: are available at the Clerk of the
MEADOWS OF BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, defenses, if any, in the above Norm D. Fugate Circuit Court's office. You may
egas C BRONSON, according to GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, proceeding with the Clerk of Attorney for George Floyd review these documents upon
90 Y plat thereof recorded in Plat CREDITORS, LIENORS, this Court, and to serve a copy Eckerson request.
| Book 4, Page 18A and 18B, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL thereof upon the plaintiff's Florida Bar NO. 00044458 You must keep the Clerk of the
NOTICE OF ACTION public records of Levy County, OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING attorney, whose name and Post Office Box 98 Circuit Court's office notified of
Florida. Together with a 1984 BY, THROUGH, UNDER address appears hereon, within Williston, Florida 32696 your current address. (You may
BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF SIES single wide mobile home OR AGAINST THE NAMED thirty days of the first publication Telephone: (352) 528-0019 filed Notice of Current Address
THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSI- bearing ID#28610942T. DEFENDANT(S); of this Notice, the nature of Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 Florida Supreme Court Approval
NESS AND PROFESSIONAL Tax Map or Parcel ID No. this proceeding being a suit for Family Law Form 12.915).
REGULATION 10021-000-00 Whose residence are/is foreclosure of mortgage against IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Future papers in this lawsuit
Said sale shall be made to the unknown. the following described property, OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL will be mailed to the address on
IN RE: The unlicensed practice highest and best bidder for cash to wit; CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY record at the Clerk's office.
of contracting pursuant to the Summary Final YOU ARE HEREBY required THE WEST z OF THE EAST COUNTY,FLORIDA
Judgment entered in the above to file your answer or written OF THE SOUTHEAST /4 CASE NO: 38 2007 CP 00004 WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Nicholas Joseph Heide, Jr. styled cause and will be held on defenses, if any, in the above OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 Probate Division Florida Family Law Rules of
1316 NW 12th Ave the steps of the courthouse in proceeding with the Clerk of OF THE SOUTHEAST 14 Procedure, requires certain
Cheifland, FL 32626-1504 Bronson, Florida, on the 26th day this Court, and to serve a copy OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP IN RE: ESTATE OF automatic disclosure of
of March, 2007, commencing at thereof upon the plaintiff's 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 CLIFFORD D. THORSEN, documents and information.
CASE NO: 2006-002754EC, the hour of 11:00 a.m. attorney, whose name and EAST, LEVY COUNTY, Deceased. Failure to comply can result in
2005-053722CG UL All interested parties shall be address appears hereon, within FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN sanctions, including dismissal or
governed accordingly by this thirty days of the first publication EASEMENT FOR INGRESS NOTICE TO CREDITORS striking of pleadings.
LICENSE: Unlicensed Notice. of this Notice, the nature of AND EGRESS OVER AND TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
DATED this 26 day of February, this proceeding being a suit for ACROSS THE SOUTH 25 CLAIMS OR DEMANDS Dated: February 1, 2007
The Department of Business 2007. foreclosure of mortgage against FEET THEREOF. AGAINST THE ABOVE
and Professional Regulation has DANNY J. SHIPP the following described property, To include a: ESTATE: [Court Seal]
filed an Administrative Complaint Clerk of the Court to wit; 2000 REGENCY, VIN DANNY J. SHIPP
against you, a copy of which may THE EAST OF THE EAST N17966A and 79729290 The administration of the Estate Clerk of the Circuit Court
be obtained by contacting, Jamie By: Deanna Dobbins OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF 2000 REGENCY, VIN of CLIFFORD D. THORSEN, By: LaQuanda Latson
Owens, Office of General Coun- Deputy Clerk THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE N17966B and 79729369 deceased, file number 38 Deputy Clerk
sel, Department of Business and Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 SOUTHEAST /4 OF SECTION 2000 REGENCY, VIN 2007 CP 00004, whose date of Pub.: Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8,
Professional Regulation, 1940 8, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, N17966C and 79729399 death was March 21, 2006, is 2007
N. Monroe Street, Suite 33, Tal- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY pending in the Circuit Court for
lahassee, Florida 32399-2202, OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS A/K/A Levy County, Florida, Probate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
(850) 487-9651. CIRCUIT IN AND FOR AND EXCEPT THE EAST 25 743 SCHOOL ST Division, the address of which OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA FEET AND THE SOUTH 25 BRONSON, FL 32621 is 355 South Court Street, CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
If no contact has been made by CIVILACTION FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT OF Bronson, Florida 32621. The COUNTY, FLORIDA
you concerning the above by CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-0938 WAY PURPOSES. If you fail to file your answer or names and addresses of the Case No.: 38-2007-DR-125
April 19, 2007 the matter of the To include a: written defenses in the above Personal Representative and LEAH D. MOHS GOULDING
Administrative Complaint will be DAVID W. MEEKS, JR., as 1998 Nobility, VIN N16877A proceeding,on plaintiff'sattorney, the Personal Representative's Petitioner
presented at a hearing pursu- TRUSTEE of the DAVID W. and 73383479 a default will be entered against attorney are set forth below, and
ant to 120.57(2), F.S. before the MEEKS, SR. FAMILY TRUST 1998 Nobility, VIN N16877B you for the relief demanded in All creditors of the decedent and
Secretary of the Department or fbo DAVID W. MEEKS, JR, dated and 73383480 the Complaint or Petition. other persons having claims or ROBERT GOULDING
his/her designee, pursuant to 5/14/2003, DATED at LEVY County this 26 demands against the decedent's Respondent.
Chapter 120, F.S. Plaintiff, A/K/A day of February, 2007. estate on whom a copy of this
vs. 745 NE SCHOOL ST Clerk of the Circuit Court Notice has been served must NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
In accordancewith theAmericans BRONSON, FL 32621 file their claims with this Court DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
with Disabilities Act, persons H.B. REALTY, INC., a Florida By: Deanna Dobbins WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE TO: ROBERT GOULDING
needing a special accommoda- corporation, If you fail to file your answer or Deputy Clerk MONTHS AFTER THE DATE Address Unknown
tion to participate in this proceed- Defendant. written defenses in the above In accordance with the OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
ing should contact the individual proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, Americans with Disabilities Act of OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
or agency sending notice not NOTICE OF SALE a default will be entered against 1990, persons needing a special DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF action has been filed against you
later than seven days prior to the TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: you for the relief demanded in accommodation to participate in SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS and that you are required to serve
proceeding at the address given the Complaint or Petition. this proceeding should contact NOTICE ON THEM. a copy of your written defenses,
on notice. Telephone: (850) 257- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN DATED at LEVY County this 26 the ASA Coordinator no later All othercreditors ofthedecedent if any, to it on LEAH D. MOHS
6097; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of day of February, 2007. than seven (7) days prior to the and other persons having claims GOULDING, whose address
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida the Circuit Court of the Eighth proceedings. If hearing impaired, or demands against the estate of is 521 SE 4th St., Williston, FL
Relay Service. Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy Clerk of the Circuit Court please call (800) 955-9771 thedecedentmustfiletheirclaims 32696 on or before March 16,
Pub.:March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2007 County, Florida, pursuant to the By: Deanna Dobbins (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), with this Court WITHIN THREE 2007, and file the original with
Summary Final Judgment in Deputy Clerk via Florida Relay Service. MONTHS AFTER THE DATE the clerk of this Court at P.O.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO Foreclosure entered in the above In accordance with the Amer- OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION BOX 610, BRONSON, FL32621,
REGISTER A FICTITIOUS styled cause, will sell at public icans with Disabilities Act of Law Offices of Daniel C. OF THIS NOTICE. before service on Petitioner or
NAME sale the following described 1990, persons needing a special Consuegra ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED immediately thereafter. If you
property situate in LEVY County, accommodation to participate in 9204 King Palm Drive WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS fail to do so, a default may be
Notice is hereby given that the Florida, to wit: this proceeding should contact Tampa, FL 33619-1328 SET FORTH IN SECTION entered against you for the relief
undersigned, qnder the provision, All of Lot 1, and the West 2 of the ASA Coordinator no later Tel (813) 915-8660 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA demanded in the petition.
of Section., 90-267, ...Florida Lot 3, all in Block 7, Chiefland, than seven (7) days prior to the Fax (813) 915-0559 PROBATE CODE WILL BE Copies of all court documents
Statutes 1990, will register with and that portion of the North /2 proceedings. If hearing impaired, Attorney for Plaintiff FOREVER BARRED. in this case, including orders,
the Secretary of State, Division of the alley adjoining thereto, please call (800) 955-9771 Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 NOTWITHSTANDING THE are available at the Clerk of the
of Corporations, P.O. Box 1300, all lying and being in Block 7, (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), TIME PERIOD SET FORTH Circuit Court's office. You may
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1300 Chiefland, according to the via Florida Relay Service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED review these documents upon
upon publication of this notice plat thereof filed in Plat Book 1, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE request.
the fictitious name to wit: page 33 of the public records Law Offices of Daniel C. PROBATE DIVISION AFTER THE DECEDENT'S You must keep the Clerk of the
PSJ WELDING of Levy County, Florida. Consuegra File No.: 38 2007 CP 000040 DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Circuit Court's office notified of
Under which he is engaged in Said sale shall be made to the 9204 King Palm Drive Division: Probate The date of the first publication your current address. (You may
business in Levy County, Florida highest and best bidder for cash Tampa, FL 33619-1328 IN RE: ESTATE OF of this Notice is March 8, 2007. file Notice of Current Address,
that the party interested in said pursuant to the Final Judgment Tel (813) 915-8660 LILLIAN JEAN ECKERSON Florida Supreme CourtApproved
business is: entered in the above styled Fax (813) 915-0559 Deceased. PERSONAL Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
Paul Shearer cause and will be held at the Attorney for Plaintiff REPRESENTATIVE papers in this lawsuit will be
P.O. Box 172 front door of the Levy County Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 NOTICE TO CREDITORS DIANNE M. BIANCO mailed to the address on record
Yankeetown, FL 34498-0172 Courthouse in Bronson, Florida, -- The administration of the 2 South 661 Avenue LaTours at the clerk's office.
on the 26t" day of March, 2007, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT estate of Lillian Jean Eckerson, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523 WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Pub: March 8, 2007 commencing at the hour of 11:00 OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL deceased, whose date of death Family Law Rules of Procedure,
A.M. CIRCUIT OF THE was December 30, 2006, and VIHLEN &ASSOCIATES, P.A. requires certain automatic
NOTICE OF SALE All interested parties shall be STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND whose social security number is Attorneys for Personal disclosure of documents
governed accordingly by this FOR LEVY COUNTY 043-07-3057, is pending in the Representative and information. Failure to
The following vehicle will be Notice. CIVIL DIVISION Circuit Court for Levy County, DIANNE M. BIANCO comply can result in sanctions,
sold at public auction, free of all DATED this 28th day of February, CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-000101 Florida, Probate Division, 1485 International Parkway, including dismissal or striking of
prior liens, per FI Stat 713.78 at 2007. the address of which is Post Suite 1031 pleadings.
10:00AM on March 23, 2007 at DANNY SHIPP 21ST MORTGAGE Office Drawer 610, Bronson, Heathrow, Florida 32746 Dated: 2-9-07
Lienor's address. No titles, as Clerk of the Court CORPORATION, Florida 32621. The names (407) 333-8880 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
is, cash only. Plaintiff, and addresses of the personal STEPHANIE L. BRENNAN COURT
91 Niss By: Gwen McElroy vs. representative and the personal Florida Bar Number: 0013560 [Court Seal]
JN1MS36PXMW005293 Deputy Clerk representative's attorney are set Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 By: Anthony Phillips
89 Olds Pub: Mar. 8, 15, 2007 LUIS O. ALFONSO, JR. A/K/A forth below. ---. Deputy Clerk
2G3AJ51R8K2334001 -- LUIS ALFONSO; THE UNKOWN All creditors of the decedent IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Pub: Feb. 15,22, Mar. 1,8, 2007
Lienor: Bronson Lube Inc IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SPOUSEOFLUISO.ALFONSO, and other persons having claims THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
555 N Hathaway Ave OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL JR. A/K/A LUIS ALFONSO; or demands against decedent's CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
Bronson FL 32621 CIRCUIT OF THE IF LIVING, INCLUDING estate on whom a copy of this COUNTY, FLORIDA Legals deadline is
Phone: 352-486-2100 STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE notice is required to be served
Interested parties, contact: FOR LEVY COUNTY OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), must file their claims with this CASE NO.: 2006-DR-947 Monday at 5p.m.
State Filing Service, Inc. CIVIL DIVISION IF REMARRIED, AND IF court WITHIN THE LATER OF IN RE: The Matter of Custody Call Robin at
(772) 595-9555 DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME of:
Pub.: March 8, 2007 CASE NO. 2007-CA-000074 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION GAVIN WADE SHAW, 352- 490-4462
.... GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS ALEXIS DEVAL SHAW, or e-mail to:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 21ST MORTGAGE CREDITORS, LIENORS, AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE Minor children, rheath@levyjoumrnal.
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CORPORATION, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE by co r
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR Plaintiff, OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING ON THEM. com
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA vs. BY, THROUGH, UNDER All othercreditorsofthedecedent WENDY DOWNS,
CIVILACTION OR AGAINST THE NAMED and other persons having claims Petitioner.
CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-0899 LUIS O. ALFONSO; UNKOWN DEFENDANT(S);; UNKNOWN or demands against decedent's ^/L/4X f
D.A.M. PROPERTIES, LLP, a SPOUSEOFLUISOALFONSO; TENANT #1; UNKNOWN estate must file their claims with NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
Florida Limited Liability IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY TENANT#2; this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS CUSTODY,
Partnership, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF Defendantss. AFTER THE DATE OF THE BY EXTENDED FAMILY '^
Plaintiff, SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS TO: LAWRENCE WADE SHAW
vs. REMARRIED, AND IF DE- NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an i yf -, //
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE TO: LUIS O. ALFONSO, ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED action has been filed against
EARNESTF.ATKINSON,asingle UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, JR. A/K/A LUIS ALFONSO; WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS you and that you are required
person; ROSE M. HIMES, a GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE SET FORTH IN SECTION to serve copy of your written ___ ___
single person; and HOUSEHOLD CREDITORS, LIENORS, OF LUIS O. ALFONSO, JR. 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA defenses, ifany, to itonthe u in
FINANCE CORPORATION III, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL A/K/A LUIS ALFONSO; IF PROBATE CODE WILL BE Petitioner, Wendy Downs, Buyi
Defendants. OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING LIVING, INCLUDING ANY FOREVER BARRED. whose address is 15190 N.W. Tax Deeds?
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOTWITHSTANDING THE 83rdTerrace, Trenton, Florida
NOTICE OF SALE AGAINST THE NAMED DE- SAID DEFENDANTSS, TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 32693, on or before March JVeed to. ce. tAe tfite&e?
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN- IF REMARRIED, AND IF ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 15, 2007 and file the original rp, .en, e, endae
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE with the Clerk of this Court at p ee, epeuie
that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of #2; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, AFTER THE DECEDENT'S 355 S. Court Street, Drawer Sewce and
the Circuit Court of the Eighth Defendant(s). GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 610, Bronson, Florida 32601, Reasonable
Judicial Circuit, in and for LEVY CREDITORS, LIENORS, The date of the first publication before service on Petitioner or Rates!
County, Florida, pursuant to the NOTICE OF ACTION AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL of this notice is March 8, 2007. immediately thereafter. If youR e
Summary Final Judgment in TO: LUIS O. ALFONSO; OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING fail to do so, a default may a
Foreclosure entered inthe above UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BY, THROUGH, UNDER Personal Representative: be entered against you for C&a&.tti ]. Weidtww
styled cause, will sell at public LUIS O. ALFONSO; IF OR AGAINST THE NAMED George Floyd Eckerson the relief demanded in the ATTORNEY AT LAW
sale the following described LIVING, INCLUDING ANY DEFENDANT(S);; 312 NW 6h Street petition.
property situate in LEVY County, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF Whose residence are/is Williston, Florida 32696 Copies of all court documents (352) 486-3753
SAID DEFENDANT(S), unknown. ___ __ _




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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


LEGALS & CLASSIFIED


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Legals 901

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-06-CA-000996

EQUITY ONE, INC. D/B/A
EQUITY ONE FINANCIAL
SERVICES COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.

SELENA JAMES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SELENA JAMES;
ROBERTA JAMES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROBERTA
JAMES; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH UNDER
AND AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Levy County,
Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Levy County, Florida,
described as:

BEGINNING 210 FEET
NORTH OF THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST / OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHEAST /4 IN SECTION
4, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH,
RANGE 19 EAST RUNNING
THENCE NORTH 158.4 FEET;
THENCE EAST 276 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 158.4 FEET;
THENCE WEST 276 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
To include a: 1986 VIN
FLFL1AF317009989 42356908
A/K/A
3691 NE 217 CT RD
Williston, FL 32696

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At the lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse,
Court Street, Bronson, FL at
11:00 a.m., on March 19, 2007.
DATED THIS 21 DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2007.
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.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 21"' day of
February 2007.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENTPREPARED
BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33629-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceedings. If hearing impaired,
please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub: Mar. 1, 8, 2007

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

CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-000845
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER
FINANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,
V.


BRIAN HUSSON; MARILYN
HUSSON; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
underoragainstthe herein named
Defendants, who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2,


the parties intended to account
for the persons in possession
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February
21, 2007 in this cause, I will sell
the property situated in LEVY
County, Florida described as:
LOTS 10 AND 15, BLOCK 34,
MAP OF THE SOUTHERN
PART OF THE CITY OF CEDAR
KEY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

a/k/a 681 6th Street, Cedar Key,
FL 32625-5007

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the main lobby of Levy County
Courthouse, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., on March 19,
2007.
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 at Bronson, Florida this
21 day of February, 2007.

Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court


(Seal)


By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk


Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18830 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #300
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone
(727) 539-1094 fax

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
REQUESTING REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATIONS TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT (352) 374-3639 OR
VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE
1-800-955-8771.
Pub: Mar. 1, 8, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2007-CA-000006
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR STRUCTURED ASSET
SECURITIES CORPORATION
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES 2004-S4,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

JAMES A. THOMAS A/K/A
JAMES THOMAS,
ETAL.,
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JAMES A. THOMAS AND
CASSANDRA C. THOMAS
whose residence is unknown
if he/she/they be living; and
if he/she/they be dead, he
unknown defendants who may
be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be dead
or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property:

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING
AND BEING IN SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE SE
CORNER OF THE SW /4 OF
THE SE 4 OF SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, RUN THENCE
NORTH 40 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF STATE ROAD NO. S-346
TO ESTABLISH THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN
WEST ALONG SAID NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 355
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH
595 FEET AT A RIGHT ANGLE
TO SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE;
THENCE RUN EAST 355 FEET
ON A PARALLEL TO SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE
EAST LINE OF THE SW /4 OF


THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
12, THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG SAID LINE 595 FEETTO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S. University
Drive #500, Plantation, FL
33324 on or before April 6, 2007,
(no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at LEVY County,
Florida, this 20"' day of February
2007.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Gwen McElroy
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
06-70943(ASCF)
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
352-486-5276, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
Pub: Mar. 1, 8, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2007-CA-064
THOMAS H. LOPEZ
Plaintiff,
vs.

MARIE L. SNIDER and JAMES
A. SNIDER, if living, but if
deceased, his or her respective
heirs, administrators and
assigns.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIE L. SNIDER
Address Unknown

JAMES A. SNIDER
Address Unknown

AS WELL AS any and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, or against MARIE L.
SNIDER and JAMESA. SNIDER,
if living, and if deceased, his
or her heirs, administrators
and assigns, including his or
her unknown and unnamed
spouses, if any there be, as well
as all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest
in the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the following
property in Levy County, Florida,
to-wit:

Lot N-9, Block N, GLEASON'S
TRAILER VILLAGE, according
to plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 20, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 06643-010-00)

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1354, Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before April 6,
2007 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediatelythereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 19th day of February
2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court

By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: Mar. 1, 8,15,22, 2007

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE


James Hubbard d/b/a Jim's
Mini-Storage, pursuant to the
provisions of the FL Self Storage
Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801 et
sec.) hereby gives Notice of Sale
under said act to wit: On March
10, 2007 at Jim's Mini-Storage
6851 N.W. 137th St. Chiefland,
Fl. James Hubbard or his agent
will conduct a Sale at 12:00 p.m.
by sealed bid to highest bidder.
Bids to be opened by noon
with viewing from 9 a.m. for the


contents of the following person/
persons:

Adelyn McVicar
Last Known Address
5445 NW 73rd Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32606

Consists of household,
personal items or miscellaneous
merchandise, stored at Jim's
Mini-Storage, 6851 N.W. 137th
St. Chiefland. Sale is being made
to satisfy a statutory lien.

James Hubbard
Jim's Mini-Storage
6851 N.W. 137th St.
Chiefland, Fl. 32626
Phone: 352-493-7363
Cell: 352-308-1738
Pub: Mar. 1, 8, 2007


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mittee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on
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Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show & Sale

Cloverbud Show

Photos by Rhonda Griffiths


ALANA WILKERSON, 7, GIVES her rabbit, Baxter, a
good luck pat.


BRAD KEEN and Sydney Allen wait their turn to be
judged.


SYDNEY ALLEN AND her rabbit, Princess Annalies,
wait for the judge to visit.


THE DIXIE COUNTY WRANGLERS CLOVERBUDS
--Rhett Anderson, Kirsten Fulford, and Sydney Groom--
have their hands full.


MOM DARBY ALLEN CHECKS out one of the rabbits
as interested fair-goers look on. ,,-..- .. .


LEVY COUNTY 4H MADDILYN JOHNSON with
Ella, Bailey Beauchamp with Silver Charm, and
Bryden Johnson with Bad-to-the-Bone, proudly_
display their rabbits.


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Hideaway Adult Park 2 BR, 2 Bath, DWMH on land-
scaped lot. Carp ort, storage & screen porch additions.
Includes private well. ~6;688:Reduced! $69,900
One Acre 3 BR, 2 Bath DW MH with over 1600 s.f.
Just south of Chiefland on paved road. Includes large
Barn. $102~00. Additional acre available for $35,000.
Handyman on 5 Acres. 3 BR, 2 Bath singlewide that
needs a little TLC. Bargain at ~588:Reduced $65,000
Dixie County Just off Spillars, New 3/2 DWMH on
1.5 acres. Ready for your fa mily. $97,500.
COMMERCIAL:
City of Trenton 2 corner lots with 2300 sf warehouse.
Just off of 129. $89,500.00
LOTS & ACREAG E:
7.45 Acres on U.S. Alt. 27. $236;0~-~ieduced: $105,000
8.9 Acres -just off U.S. Alt. 27. $110,000. Special!
$10,000 per acre
5 Wooded Acres Gilchrist County, some pecan trees.
$8~J;68~ Reduced to $76,500!
100 Acres Williston area, pin es, oaks, holly & more,
smallponds. ~4;660-~er acre. Reduced to $15,000 per
acre. Motivated seller.
Corner Parcel 80 Ac at corner of 2 paved roads, planted
pines. $15,000 per acre
80 Acres -1/4 mile paved road frontage, large oaks.
$~TTper acre. Reduced! $11,000 per acre.
20 Acres -just 5 miles from town, paved road.
$15,000 per acre
160 Acres Adjacent to Goethe Forest over 100 Ac plant-
ed pines paved road access. $10,000 per Acre
Bronson Heights 1/4 Acre lot on NE 94th Terr., ready
for MH or SHIP home. $~58~ Reduced: $16,000.
10-Acre Tracts 4 to choose from. Great location close to
Golf Course. Priced $125,000 to $159,000.
Dixie County Pine Landings. 3/4 Acre parcel close to
River. $25,000.
HOMES:

Waterfront 1.5 Acres w/ 390' on canal 3/2 home par-
tially furnished. Immaculate. $285,000.
5 Acre Lot in Bronson, well, sep tie, p ower, $78;8615.
Reduced! $65,000
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102 S. Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office: 352-493-2838 Evenings: 352-493-1380


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


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of them know her. Her mother
Lofton taught for 35 years taught at Joyce M. Bullock
in Montgomery County, Elementary, and Lofton
Alabama, and seven years teaches many of the children
in Palatka before coming the of her mother's students.
Williston Elementary School, She prefers the small
where she has taught for three school size of the community
years. and Williston Elementary
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students' parents, and many threefourandfive.


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daughter of an Air Force
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adjoining office area, which could also be it Xss screened in porch~ Z X46wood deck
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EVENTS
with the management of pests and diseases with minimal
risk to human health or the environment. The emphasis is
on effective and sustainable management of pests through
the use of all available tools: prevention techniques, cultural,
biological, chemical, and physical controls. You will learn
how to protect your landscape plants, fruit trees and your
garden. Bring your gardening questions and get your
answers from an expert. The program will begin at 1:00
P.M. on Wednesday, March 21st. Write this date on your
calendar now, and we will see you at the Luther Callaway
Library located at 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland. If you need
further information you can call the library at 493-2758. All
Friends of the Library programs are free to the public.

Levy County Community-wide Health Fair, March 24
The Levy Health Department will be hosting a "Spring
into Health," community-wide Health Fair on March 24,
2007 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Bronson High School
Cafeteria located on 8691 NE 90th Street.
Everyone is invited to a family fun day that includes
FREE health screenings, health information, and family
activities. The free health screenings will include blood
glucose testing, blood pressure checks, hearing tests, vision
tests, and others.
Cholesterol screenings will be provided for only $5. For
diabetics who need the Hemoglobin Alec test, the cost is only
$8.
Local area health agencies will be present to answer your
questions about diabetes, cholesterol, nutrition, exercise,
epilepsy, children?s brain development, tobacco, arthritis,
Medicaid- part D drug plan and Medicare programs, and
much more.
Information about joining programs for electricity and
food vouchers, discount prescription cards, assistance
programs, and low-fare transportation programs will also be
available.
There will be a variety of fun activities for the entire
family, including fingerprinting, coloring books, CPR
demonstrations, proper hand washing demonstrations,
bicycle safety, and much more.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the health fair.
The health fair is being offered as a Community Service
to ALL Levy County area residents. Everyone is welcome,
regardless of age or income. Bring your family and friends
for a day of fun. Don?t miss this GREAT event.
For more information please contact: Slande Celeste at
352-538-9967

Town Council Brown Retirement Celebration March 25
A retirement party for long-time Bronson Town Council
member Edith Brown will be held March 25 at 4 p.m. in the
Bronson Middle High School cafeteria. Brown retired in
December after 28 years of service. The public is welcome
to attend.

Relay for Life Apr. 13-14
American Cancer Society fundraiser. Newberry High
School April 13 and 14

AARP Spring Fest and Craft Show Apr. 14
The AARP Spring Fest and Craft Show will be held
Saturday, Apr. 14 at Linear Park in Williston. Crafts and food
vendors and local non-profits are urged to contact AARP. For
information call M. Craig at (352) 528-3323. Applications
are available at the Williston Library and the Chamber of
Commerce, or call Lynn Mooney at (352) 528-4920.


Free Tax Preparation Continues in Chiefland
Free Tax Preparation with Tax-Aide continues at the Chiefland
Library. Please call 352-493-2758 to make an appointment.
Returns will be prepared and e-filed from 4-8 p.m. every
Tuesday and from 12-4 p.m. every Friday until April 16th.
We also welcome anyone who is NOT required to file a
return and only wants to file Form 1040-EZ-T to get the
Federal Telephone Excise Tax Credit.


Relay for Life-Overnight event to raise money for fight
against cancer Apr. 20-21
The American Cancer Society, Suwannee Valley Unit
is recruiting teams to participate in Relay for Life a
community event that allows individuals to join in the fight
against cancer.
Grab your sneakers and join us Apr. 20 and 21 from
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Chiefland Elementary School or
Williston Elementary School.
Recruit individuals from your family, clubs, schools,
businesses or churches to form teams. All the money raised
goes to research, advocacy, patient services and education.
In each community, cancer survivors are invited to begin
the Relay by walking the Survivors' Victory Lap around
the track. Then team members take to the track. One person
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her to be an asset in the office
assisting her mother, Jennifer
Jones, with filing, billing and
sales or on the outside where
she cleans and services the
trucks and operates equip-
ment.
CDE Coordinator Eli Bea-
sley states, "During the past
two years, Heather has never
been late with a report." He
further commented, "Heath-
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accurate, too. She is the kind
of student that is an asset to
the CDE program and to the
employer in the community."
The high school Cooperative
Diversified Education pro-
gram is an academic program
that gives students an oppor-
tunity to learn useful career
technology skills in the class-
room and on the job. It pro-
vides students the opportuni-
ty to develop an appreciation
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of those who have lost their battle with cancer and in honor
of survivors.
Relay for Life began as one man's battle against cancer.
In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked, jogged and ran
for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Wash. His run
raised $27,000. Last year, more than 3 million Americans
participated and more than 500,000 cancer survivors walked
the opening laps. Relay for Life raised $350 million in the
2005.
For more information or to volunteer, please call Jamie
Bellamy at 1-888-295-6787 x 119.


30th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race Apr. 28
Amvets Post 88 of Bronson proudly presents the 30th
Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race. Get your paddles
ready! This is the biggest, wildest, funniest race in the state.
It will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007 on the Waccasassa
River and proceeds benefit the Levy Association for
Retarded Citizens (LARC). There will be lots of food, drink
and prizes. Plan to bring the whole family for a fun day.
Businesses or individuals may sponsor a racer.
Sponsorships are being sought now.
For more information you may visit our website at www.
wildhog.wetpaint.com, or contact Margie McGarva by e-
mail at wildhograce@yahoo.com, or call 352-486-2535.


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