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State Attorney Commends Andrews for Civil Action, See Letter from State Attorney, Page 3






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State Attorney: No Voter Fraud in


Chiefland


JEANNE M. SINGER
CHIEF ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY

CAROLE E. ZEGEL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


January 7, 2008


WILLIAM P. CERVONE
STATE ATTORNEY
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
SERVING
ALACHUA, BAKER, BRADFORD, GILCHRIST, LEVY
AND UNION COUNTIES


120 WEST UNIVERSITY AVENUE
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32601
TELEPHONE (352) 374 3670



PLEASE REPLY TO:


Gary J. Holland, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of State
500 So. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

RE: Elections Fraud Complain No. 07-21
FDLE Case GA-32-001

Dear Mr. Holland,

On September 27, 2007,.you sent to my office reports concerning the above investigation, which involves allegations
that eleven named individuals improperly voted in the August 7, 2007, City of Chiefland election when they were not
legally entitled to do so. Please allow this letter to provide you with an update as to'the status ofthat.matter, as you
requested.
STo begin with, I concur with the opinions in those reports concerning the subjective nature of the law as it governs
the definition of "residency" for voting purposes. There is no clear or consistent definition in statute, case law or rule
that I can locate that would provide an easy legal answer to the question of exactly what constitutes a legal residence
for voting purposes. While one might assume that the nature of residency for voting purposes was easily determined,
this lack of any clear legal definition makes the opposite the case. Why the legislature or the courts have not over the
history of our state more specifically addressed this is both unknown and irrelevant; the reality is that this investigation
must be resolved with virtually no legal guidance upon which I or anyone else can conclusively rely. I say this because
while the facts and circumstances applying to each person named in the investigation are largely indisputable, what
those facts mean under the law is anything but obvious.
It is equally important to note several other general factors. First, criminal statutes must be strictly construed and
interpreted to resolve doubt in favor of a person who is alleged to have violated them. I believe this to be especially
important when the alleged violation touches on a fundamental right such as voting. It is also important to note that
for the most part the applicable sections implicated under Chapter 104 include a requirement that any violation must be
knowing, willful, or both in nature.
Within that context, let me next address some specific background that I believe is important as well. First, several
if not all of the individuals alleged to have improperly voted in August of 2007 have been doing exactly what is now
complained of with regard to the most recent Chiefland municipal election for many years. Their so doing has hardly
been a secret, yet they have never been stopped from voting by any elections official, starting from the Supervisor
of Elections and going through individual poll workers when voting has been in person or other officials who issue
or count absentee ballots when that method of voting has been used. The Supervisor of Elections has no statutory
authority to have done so or to enforce anything, and there are indications that some or all of these persons have
been questioned on occasion about their residency and whether it entitled them to vote in city elections, but there has
been no follow-up or action from those questions to definitively tell these individuals that they could not vote. To
the contrary, some of these persons have apparently been told over the years that they could vote in city elections
regardless of where they were living based on other factors. To my knowledge, no challenge to any of their votes
has ever been timely made, the provisional ballot process has never been invoked, and no contest of election has ever
resulted. Perhaps even more telling, when similar issues were raised in 2002 an investigation was initiated by FDLE
Sbut apparently closed with no action, either by a referral to my office
((There is no clear or consistent definition for possible review or prosecution or, to the best of my knowledge, any
in statute, case law or rule that I can locate direction to those alleged to have been improperly voting that they must
that would provide an easy legal answer to stop doing so. This lack of any action when the issue has been long
the question of exactly what constitutes a standing and well known on a local level is tantamount to government
legal residence for voting purposes.po approval and serves to make it virtually impossible in my mind to say that
anyone has now acted with the requisite knowing and willful intent to
violate the law.
Therefore, for the reasons that the law does not clearly define what "residency" means for voting purposes and
that there is insufficient proof that anyone named in the investigation has knowingly or willfully violated the law, I am
at this time declining prosecution. This is, however, not the end of the matter,,because unless something is done to
address the fundamental question of entitlement to vote then the problem will simply repeat itself with every future city
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Pioneer Sun News have announced they may sell some, if not all of the company's media
holdings. Landmark Communications, a Virginia-based media conglomerate owns three of
the four weekly newspapers circulating in Levy County. The Levy County Journal is the only
locally and independently-owned circulating weekly in the county.
Landmark has contracted with two national investment firms to explore the possibility of
selling its holdings according to a news story in the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, Landmark's
flagship newspaper based in Norfolk, Va.
In addition to the Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon
and the Pioneer, the media conglomerate owns the Weather
Channel, several TV stations, and several daily newspapers
as well as 50 newspapers in small towns. Because of the
sheer number of entities the company holds, it is not likely
a single buyer would want the entire company, according to
the Virginian-Pilot.
Landmark officials would not disclose the reason for
pursuing the sale. The decision was made to contract the
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sources say the sale of all or some of its properties could
Dale Bowen, Publisher of the occur as soon as summer.
Chiefland Citizen.


BY LARRY SCHNELL
STAFF WRITER


The State Attorney's Office has decline prosecution of a
complaint alleging that 11 people voted illegally in the latest
Chiefland election, stating that the residency law is vague and
there was no intent to commit fraud.
Among the people named in the complaint filed by former
Chiefland City Commissioner Alice Monyei are A.D. Andy
Andrews, publisher of the Levy County Journal, and four
family members.
Andrews said he was pleased with the results of the
investigation and has always been confident that neither he
nor his family members committed any infractions. "I see it
as total vindication," he said. "We never did anything wrong.
We never did anything illegal."
The complaint was filed after Monyei lost the Aug. 7
election. It was filed with the Florida Department of State,
Division of Elections, which called for an investigation by
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The FDLE sent
its investigative report to Bill Cervone, state attorney for the
Eighth Judicial Circuit, for evaluation.
Cervone conducted an investigation and in a Jan. 7 letter
to the Florida Department of State explained that the law
regarding residency for voting purposes was vague and that
there is no evidence those hamed in the report knowingly
committed voter fraud.
Cervone noted that prosecution is not appropriate because
no one has ever advised those named in the report that their
voting was illegal. The people named in the complaint have
voted in numerous city elections without any indication
that they were not eligible. When similar issues were raised
in the 2002 election, the FDLE apparently closed the case,
suggesting that there was no wrongdoing.
However, Cervone wrote that unless something is done
to clarify the definition of "residency" for voting purposes,
the issue could surface in subsequent elections. He took the
following actions with regard to the 11 persons named in the
complaint:
Five people including Andrews assert that they have
a legal address in the city. Andrews has agreed to file a
declaratory judgment action that seeks a civil court ruling on
the validity of his address and those of his family members.
Andrews said his attorney, Jack Ross, plans to file the legal
papers this week to start the process of declaratory judgment.
A declaratory judgment will ask the court to determine that
Andrews is eligible to register to vote in the city of Chiefland.
The action names as parties the Chiefland city manager and
the Levy County supervisor of elections.
Ross said that the law requires whoever holds those
offices to be named as. a party in the lawsuit. "I have nothing
but high regard to both of the individuals that hold those
offices," said Andrews. Cervone noted that he would monitor
the course of the civil action initiated by Andrews.
Three other people named in Monyei's complaint have no
arguable claim to vote in Chiefland elections, Cervone wrote.
All three have agreed not to vote in future city elections.
Spencer Mann, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office,
would not release the FDLE report because the is active
pending the outcome of the civil action.
Monyei could not be reached for comment Tuesday.


Inside This Issue


Editorial ........................... 3-4 Tides...............................9
Obituaries .....................5..... Business Directory .............10


Community Events................6
Sports............................ 7-9


Real Estate Guide ..............11
Classifieds/Legals.......... 14-16


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home. We still have quilts up to see and sell and we are
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start this again. Most everyone enjoys bluegrass and gospel
music. Come out and have a great time with us.
Greg and six boys were out Wednesday. We have been
given some antique sewing machines, and the boys built a
frame for one of them. The machines were made by Singer,
and one has four needles.
Lunch was enjoyed, with rice mixture, corn fritters, green
beans, lots of desserts and great fellowship.
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EDITORIAL


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 Page 3


Letter from State Attorney
CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE
election in Chiefland. Since no one else has done so over the years, I have therefore decided
that I will take certain actions intended to correct this problem.
First, from among the eleven individuals named in the FDLE reports, there are three
who in my mind have no arguable claim to residency such as would entitle them under
any interpretation to continue to vote in City of Chiefland elections. While these three
individuals are not being prosecuted at this time because of the reasons outlined above, they
have all been advised by my office that they are not in my view qualified City of Chiefland
electors and that if they were to vote in city elections in the future they would, absent some
change in circumstance, be subject to prosecution since they are now on notice of what I
believe to be their lack of qualification to
"Therefore, for the reasons that the law do so. All three have voluntarily agreed
does not clearly define what "residency" to change their registration to correct this
means for voting purposes and that there is situation.
insufficient proof that anyone named in the Second, three individuals have been
investigation has .knowingly or willfully identified whose residency at the time of
violated the law, I am at this time declining the August 2007 city election did appear to
prosecution.^ meet the requirements of law but who may
change that residency prior to the next city
election. These individuals have all been advised of the necessity of addressing any change
of residency that might occur with the Supervisor of Elections, and are also now on notice
that future voting in city elections could subject them to prosecution, again depending on
then existing circumstances.
Finally, the remaining five individuals all assert a legally debatable basis for city
residency. Whether they are correct or not requires court resolution since, as noted above,
there is no clear legal precedent to be applied. One of these individuals, Andy Andrews,
has agreed to seek a legal resolution of the definition of residency and entitlement to vote in
Chiefland elections in the future, asserting the various grounds upon which residency might
be determined. This will be accomplished by the filing of a declaratory judgment action
in Levy County seeking a court ruling on the question, and that ruling, whatever it might
be, will serve to answer the question of residency in a fashion that will be applicable to all
those persons who fall within this category. This civil action will be initiated at his expense
and will avoid the criminal courts needlessly being involved. All parties agree to be bound
by the results of this suit. Although such :
actions are customarily resolved more One of these individuals, AndyAndrews,
quickly than might be the case with other has agreed to seek a legal resolution of the
litigation, all parties have also agreed not definition of residency and entitlement to
to vote in any city election that might vote in Chiefland elections in the future,
occur while the matter is pending, asserting the various grounds upon which
This is to me an important process residency might be determined.
for several reasons. First of all, it will
ultimately provide a legal definition of"residency" that we currently lack. That definition,
however the court may frame it, will be applicable not only to the individuals specifically
involved but also to others who may find themselves similarly situated in the future. Second,
it will resolve the current dispute as to these individuals once and for all. These six persons
all have legitimate and long standing interests in the City of Chiefland and I have no question


"These six persons all have legitimate
and long standing interests in the City of
Chiefland and I have no question as to
the sincerity of their motives. Utilizing..
the civil legal system to resolve this
debate is not o* 1 i ppropiate' bu alS
commendable.p'


as to the sincerity of their motives.
Utilizing the civil legal system to resolve
this debate is not only appropriate but
also commendable. Finally, it would be
naive for any of us to think that the eleven
persons named in the FDLE investigation
are the only ones among the thousands of
voters registered in Chiefland.who could
be affected by this, and whatever ruling
may result will ultimately be of assistance


to elections officials there and, for that matter, anyplace where similar disputes about the
entitlement to vote might arise.
I will, of course, monitor the course of the declaratory judgment action, which I have
been assured by the attorney preparing it will be filed shortly. As mentioned, through
this process those whose entitlement to vote has been questioned have been told for the
first time with certainty whatever is
applicable to their situation. The missing egardlessofwhethera cottiately
S"knowingly and willfully" element that rules that residency forvoting purposes is,
prevents prosecution now will not exist as I believe it to be, where one lays one's
in the future, at least as to them. It is my 'head at night or whether it is something
expectation that through this combination more akin to home beingwhere the heart is
of actions, we will have addressed a as evidened by a variety of other factors,
problem that has gone un-addressed for we will through this process at leasthave
too long. Regardless of whether a court somefirm guidance for the future.
ultimately rules that residency for voting .
purposes is, as I believe it to be, where one
lays one's head at night or whether it is something more akin to home being where the heart
is as evidenced by a variety of other factors, we will through this process at least have some
firm guidance for the future.
Sincerely,

William P. Cervone
State Attorney

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VINDICATED

COMMENTARY BY A.D. ANDREWS
On Monday, the issue of voter fraud in the Chiefland City Commission race was laid to
rest. There was none, according to the state's attorney's office. There will be no prosecution
because there was no crime. I was well aware of that. When our competition published their
thinly veiled threat about the legality of voting in the city election, I made sure it was.
Florida has no law or guidelines on what constitutes 'residency' for voting purposes.
Homestead Exemption is a taxing issue, not a voting issue. Property zoning is a taxing issue,
not a voting issue.
And now I'm VINDICATED.
All of the media hype about voter fraud alleged by a campaign loser was just that: hype.
A public official who lost her race by a substantial margin used her special access to the
media to launch a personal attack on me and my family. My family and my employees were
harassed. In no way would her false complaint have changed the outcome of the race for her.
What she did was mean-spirited, cowardly and malicious.
And, it was VINDICTIVE.
The fact that television cameras chased and terrorized civic-minded citizens and total
innocents in Chiefland on a bogus charge made by a sour grapes loser should tell you
something about television news. I doubt the news of my vindication will get much air time.
The fact that the corporate-owned competition continued to give the investigation into
these bogus charges front page status week after week should tell you something about them
as well. Time and time again, their newspapers tried to drag me, my family and other good,
civic-minded citizens through the mud. It didn't stick. We are in the clear.
But, I'm not stopping there. A judge will decide the issue of residency as it pertains to
voting, not a sour grapes loser or a competitor who will stoop to nothing to try to drive me
out of business.


Editor's note: The following editorials are reprinted from the August 16, 2007 edition of the
Levy County Journal.



MANUFACTURING THE NEWS
BY ROZ TARTAGLIONE, GENERAL MANAGER

CHIEFLAND On August 9, I became apart of a developing news story that was later aired
many times on WCJB-TV20 News. It's a very interesting perspective to be apart ofa television
news event, so I thought I'd share my experience with readers. I hope that this account gives some
insight to the way television news is manufactured around here.
Just to give some background, the competition's August 2 editorial about voting irregularities
in local elections was a thinly veiled reference to our publisher, A.D. Andrews. That weekly
newspaper is owned by the Virginia-based Landmark Communications Corporation. Here's my
story.
CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS -A FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE.
Thursday-1:30-2:00 p.m. WCJB-TV 20 entered the premises without permission at a downtown
location asking for Amy and Andy Andrews. According to an eyewitness at the location, the reporter
said, "This looks like a business, and they list it as a residential address." After staff told the reporter
repeatedly Andrews was at an out-of-town trade show, the reporter left, only to return with the camera
man. When finding the door locked, the reporter rattled the door and shouted at the woman inside to
come and talk to him.
A witness standing across the street said she heard the reporter state on camera that he came to
check out the story for himself. "The building obviously looks like a business not a residence," the
reporter said. Here's where I enter the story. I got a call as the crew began filming (and flubbing) the
stand-up shot. I pulled into the parking lot across the street at the Chiefland office of the Levy County
Journal as the TV crew was wrapping up. The camera was off. Madder than a wet hen, I strode across
the street and confronted the reporter. I identified myself as the General Manager of the Levy County
Journal. I demanded to know the reporter's business at the building. The reporter stated that he was
on public property (he was). Then, he asked to speak to Mr. Andrews. I told him Andrews was out
of town at a trade show. He shoved a ream of paper in my face, saying it was the voter registration
roll. Yep, there was Mr. Andrews' name (along with other Andrews family members) listed as a
registered voter. I asked the reporter if he had other business at this location. The reporter said yes, he
was taking a few shots. He gave me his business card. A crowd was gathering, several with cameras,
taking pictures of the crew. I collected myself as the camera man went to set up the camera again. I
started to panic. I hadn't checked my make-up and was wearing the wrong shoes. I didn't want to be
on camera. I knocked several times, and the door to the building in question was opened to me. But
not before the crew got a shot of the back of my head. That shot ran on all news segments, morning,
noon and night. I hadn't even had time to run a comb through my hair! We contacted Andrews, who
decided not to respond to a non-issue. After all, it was just a matter of sour grapes Alice Monyei
losing the election by 47 votes. Contesting a handful wasn't going to get her anything but some
misguided revenge.
Thursday@ 6 p.m. The lead story for the 6 p.m. news segment (with a trailer from the 5:30 show
about voter 'fraud' in Chiefland's City Commission race) began outside of the Chiefland City Hall.
The reporter introduced the voter 'fraud' segment by showing the voter registration rolls listing the
addresses of several Andrews family members. Then he interviewed the losing commissioner, Alice
Monyei. Monyei said that people who didn't live in the city were illegally permitted to vote in the
city election. She said she planned on filing a complaint with the elections commission. Then theTV
shot went to the building in question, the clip where the reporter was shaking the locked door, and
then cut to me entering the building after knocking. At least it was just the back of my head.
Thursday@ 11 p.m. The story airs again without the clip of the reporter standing outside the
building. This time, all names were omitted. The back of my head, however, was still in it.
Friday-6 a.m. The news repeats the Thursday 11 p.m. segment. Back of my head again.
Friday-2p.m. Crew appears at the address of another Andrews, one from which I rent. Imagine
my shock and horror when I open the door thinking it was someone who was to haul trash from
the yard. There was the same camera crew, not two inches from my face. Apparently they did not
recognize me from the day before. Maybe if I had turned around and showed the back of my head,
they would have, but they didn't. I say that because they asked me if I was the Andrews in question.
I wish I had responded "I know that Andrews personally, and I can assure you I am.no Andrews"
in Lloyd Bentsen debate fashion. But I just said "no." Instead I said Andrews owned the property
I rented. The camera hadn't been rolling when I answered the door, but apparently did roll after
questions started. Of course, I called my boss and clued him in.
According to Andrews' staff, this same camera crew then accosted many other employees,
associates, and members of the Andrews family in this paparazzi-type fashion. Some of these family
members are in ill health, and the shock of being ambushed and charged with allegations they knew
nothing about must have been just about unbearable.
Friday~3 p.m. The camera crew returned to the downtown address and rattled the now
perpetually locked doors again. TV 20 then set up the camera across the street and repeated the
allegations of illegal voting, stating that the 'fraud' case had gone even deeper because another
Andrews was listed on the rolls at this address. The reporter claimed on.camera that the renter at the
Andrews property told TV 20 News that Andrews didn't live there. All present were infuriated at
being trapped, including a young mother visiting with small children. The crew finished the segment
and went back to their cars and began to drive south on 19.
Friday-4 p.m. My 15 minutes of fame were not yet over apparently. I just happened to go back
home to get something I left earlier, since I was a bit rattled by the ambush TV visit. Two TV 20
trucks were waiting in the driveway of my place under the beautiful live oak trees. Again shocked, I
drove past my driveway to grab my camera from its bag so I could take pictures of the crew on the
property. My heart jumped into my throat when one of the vans followed me down the street. I turned
in the next driveway, which is a private business. The van followed. I drove around the building and
into a back bay, leapt out of the car and started taking pictures of the TV 20 van as it pulled up (but
not into) to the bay. The reporter followed me on foot into the bay and asked me how long I have
lived at the Andrews property. I[replied about two months.
Then the paparazzi had the audacity to go back to my shady driveway where I am renting and
pull up to consult with the occupant of the other van. I turned the tables. I followed in my car, taking
pictures of the vans, my foot and the interior of my car. Both vans started up and pulled away. Thank
goodness.
Friday@6 p.m.The 6:00 News airs with allegations of voter 'fraud' going even deeper than
expected. The reporter interviews Sour Grapes Monyei again, who intimated the family has a long
history of manipulating city government. The segment airs close-up shots of the location again, with
the reporter shaking the locked doors. The shot of me cowering behind the door when the reporter
asks for the owner airs next (you can't see my face). The new allegation is that another Andrews
is also listed as voting from the downtown address. The reporter says Andrews has a homestead
exemption but does not live on the property I rent. Problem is, the reporter gets his facts wrong.
Andrews has no homestead on the property. The exemption listed was for the previous owner. Just
can't get the facts straight, TV20. But what can you expect of TV news? The facts? We all know
better than that. But, there's the back of my head.
The next morning, the report airs again. Back of my head yet again. This now three-day non-news
event perpetrated by a loser has consumed the time and productivity of the owner, employees of both
of his businesses, including this newspaper, and his family.,
These drive-by media events are what gives all journalism a bad name. It's a sad day for good
journalism when a print competitor attempts to manipulate the voting process by editorializing on the
'legality' of voter registration
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I wish to thank you for all of the coverage you so kindly provided by publishing
articles, announcements and photos to promote this annual event in Levy County. "Walk To
Bethlehem" was blessed to have 712 visitors pass through its gates (nearly double from last
year) and enjoy the magic of Christmas through the many lights and displays and to take
the narrated and interactive journey Mary and Joseph did just prior to the birth of Jesus in
Bethlehem that Christmas Eve more than 2000 years ago.
Events such as this depend greatly on the local newspaper to reach residents in the area's
rural communities. Your coverage did this and much more as visitors came from one side
of the state to the other and
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Connie Asbell, Levy County Supervisor of Elections
hereby gives notice that the Levy County Canvassing
Board will convene for the Logic and Accuracy test of the
voting equipment to be used for the Presidential Preference
Primary Election.
Schedule for testing of voting equipment:
Early Voting Precinct Voting Absentee Voting
Friday, January 11, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
Supervisor of Elections Office
421 South Court Street Bronson FL
352-486-5163, E-mail: elections@votelevy.com
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CHRISTINE CARGLE CLYATT
Christine Cargle Clyatt of Williston passed away January
1, 2008 at Williston Rehabilitation. She was 91.
Born in Geneva County, Ala., she has been in Levy
County since 1946. She was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Chiefland.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Humes
Clyatt.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Montine Kuzma
of Gainesyille; nieces, Monte Marchant of Gainesville
and Dee Ann Calhoun of Williamsburg, Va.; great-niece
and caregiver Mary Hope of Archer; other nieces, Patsy
Livermore, Gloria Tillis, Charlotte Yearty and nephew Carl
Williams.
Graveside services were held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at
Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Chiefland.
ADRIENNE ECKE
Adrienne Ecke of Gainesville passed away on Sunday,
January 6, 2008 at the Gainesville Health and Rehab Center
due to an extended illness. She was 93.
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, she lived in'Bronson since
1982 coming from Hialeah, Fla. She was a quality control
inspector. She belonged to the Holy Family Catholic Church
in Williston, where she was a regular Bingo player. She
enjoyed playing Bridge.
Her son, Paul Ecke, preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Eileen Westwood
(William); six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston.
LOUIS J. FEDERMACK
Louis J. Federmack of Ocala passed away January 5,
2008 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Ocala from
Auburndale in 1983.
Mr. Federmack was a member of the Queen of Peace
Catholic Church in Ocala, where he served as an usher
and groundskeeper for the church. He was a member of
the men's club of the church and was-also a member of the
National Association of Photo Lithographers.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma L.
Federmack.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carole and
Jim Arnold of Fanning Springs; granddaughters Lisa Flagg
of Snellville, Ga. and Kathleen Callahan ofYorba Linda,
Calif.; grandson Keith Arnold of Schenectady, N.Y. and
eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral mass was held Tuesday, January 8 at Queen
of Peace Catholic' Church, Ocala with Father Patrick
O 'Doherty-dffiBci titig.:,;:,-, .i :,.. I .i _" ;..
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven
Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 NE 9 Street, Chiefland, FL
32626.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland.
GERTRIDE HAJEC
Gertrude Hajec of Framingham, Mass. passed away
January 6, 2008 at the Williston Rehab and Nursing Center.
She was 87.
Gertrude leaves behind four daughters, Janene, Dottie,
Josie, and Joeline; one son, Ronnie; seven grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild. She was a loving mother and will


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Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
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JOHN DAVID LUNSFORD
John David Lunsford of Old Town passed away Monday,
January 7, 2008 at his home. He was 51.
Mr. Lunsford moved to Dixie County 25 years ago from
Tampa. He was a member of the Countryside Pentecostal
Church.
He is survived by his parents, John and Velma Lunsford
of Old Town and four brothers, Howard Lunsford and
Harmon Lunsford, both of Tampa, Roger Lunsford of
Lodge, S.C. and Earl Lunsford of Old Town.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2008 at
the Countryside Pentecostal Church in Old Town with the
Reverend J.R. Kimbrell officiating. A visitation will be held
prior to services. Burial will be at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery
in Tampa at 3 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.
HILDA P. "PAT" MAGNUSSEN
Hilda P. "Pat" Magnussen of Williston passed away on
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at her home. She was 80.
Born in Derry, New Hampshire and came to Williston
some four years ago from Claremont, New Hampshire.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed arts and crafts. She
volunteered her time for many things and was a member
of the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary in Charles Town, New
Hampshire. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph W. Scofield,
Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Clyde W. Scofield and
Daniel Page; seven daughters, Inez Coombs (Bill), Jeannie
Esh, Patricia Bridge, Ruth Troyer (Keith), Pam Beamon
(Bill), Eileen McComb (Jim), and Judith Marks (Mitchell);
and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home, Williston.
ANTHONY M. MARESCA
Anthony M. Maresca passed away January 6 2008 at
home. He was 73.
Born on January 13, 1934, Mr. Maresca moved from
Middletown, N. J. to Williston five years ago.
Mr. Maresca was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served
the Newark, N.J. fire department for 27 years, retiring as
Battalion Chief, and then as Middleton Township's Chief
Combustibles Inspector for 15 years.
Mr. Maresca is survived by his brother, Albert J. Maresca
of Middleton, N.J.; his sister Marie L. Piccini of Bronson;
three children, Annmarie Van Lenten of Williston, Albert A.
Maresca of Williston and Michelle L. Biggin of Morriston,
andjsewen.grand.hild-reasnd one great granddaughter. ,
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice
chapter near you in his name or to the Florida Haven.
Hospice Foundation in Chiefland, Fla.
Knauff Funeral Home in Williston is in charge of the
arrangements.
ETHAN MATTHEW MONETTE
Ethan Matthew Monette of Williston passed away on
Monday, December 31, 2007 as a result of an automobile
accident. He was 19.
He was born in Hollywood, Fla. and came to Williston
ten years ago from Hollywood. He was a carpenter,
working for his brother's fencing company. He attended
the Lighthouse Ministries Church in Williston. He enjoyed
boxing and fishing, as well as spending time with his family,
which he loved dearly.
Survivors include his father, Alan Monette (Cheryl);
his mother, Brenda Lean (Raymond); girlfriend, Kimberly
Brownell; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Shelia Gosman,
Jr.; two very special people in his life, Uncle Gerardo Perez
and niece, Kala Monette; five brothers, Alan David Monette
(Christina), Kevin Hetrick, Monti Shiver, Alex. Shiver and


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Melody Lynn Swenor and Michelle Anne Swenor; and
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John 3:18: "Whoever believes in the Son of God shall not
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Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 5, 2008
at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Knauff Funeral Home,
Williston.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston.
WALLACE VIRGIL PITTMAN
Wallace Virgil Pittman of Chiefland passed away
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at his home. He was 87.
He was born in Ty Ty, Ga. and served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II. He was an appliance repairman.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Pittman of
Chiefland; a son, William Pittman of Terryville, Conn.;
son and daughter-in-law David and Diane Pittman of Cape
Coral and daughter-in-law Diana Pittman of Chiefland;
his sister, Louise Benson of Tifton, Ga.; grandchildren
Wallace H. Pittman, Melissa Pittman, Philip Pittman, Nina
Ashley Pittman, Samantha Pittman, Kaicea Lisa Pittman,
Amber Nicole Pittman, Heather Pittman, Justin Pittman,
Jeremy Pittman, and Barry Michael Pittman; and his great
grandchildren, Haley Nicole Welsh, and David and Heavon
Driggers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12 at 2
p.m. at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie, Ga.
HARRY BRYANT ROGERS III
Harry Bryant Rogers III was born on September 25,
1948. He passed away January 3, 2008. He was 59.
He was born and raised in Cedar Key to Harry B. Rogers
Jr. and Beatrice Collins Rogers.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Elizabeth Tooke; brother-
in-law, Britt Tooke; nephew, Greg Tooke; niece, Jennifer
Tooke Hensley; and great-niece, Cora Hensley; his extended
family Aida Johnson, Ryan and Mary Beth Tyson, Jarret and
Anna Johnson, and a multitude of dear family members and
friends.
There are those among us who demonstrate what it means
to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength,
Harry was one of those people.
Graveside service was held January 6, 2008 at Cedar Key
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Haven
Hospice in Chiefland.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home in Chiefland.
MARY MARGARET WELCH
Mary Margaret Welch of Old Town passed away Tuesday,
January 1, 2008 at North Florida Regional Medical Center
in Gainesville. She was 58.
S' She moved-to-Dixie County five years-ago from Palmetto.
She is survived by her companion, Roy Brown of Old
Town; two brothers, Timothy Reich and Lee Arthur Reich,
both of Mocksville, N.C.; and a sister, Kathy Reich of
Walkertown, N.C.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 4, 2008 at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City. A visitation was
held prior to services. Burial was at Chapel Hill Gardens in
Dade City.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding
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Ongoing Events

American Legion Meetings
The American Legion Post 383 Legionnaires meet
every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The
Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month at 7 p.m., and SAL meets the first and third
Monday of the mofth at 7:30 p.m. There is Karaoke
every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Carl Miller's music on the
first Thursday of every month at the Post on 82 Avenue
in Old Town. All are welcome to attend.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Suwannee Valley meets the
third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church on US 19 next to the Dakotah
Winery. Volunteers encouraged. Contact Habitat at http:
habitatsuwanneevalley.org or at 463-8003 or 463-7207.

Haven Hospice Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? Have you or a loved one been
diagnosed with a terminal illness or in need of frequent medical
care? Haven Hospice board-certified physicians, nurses,
CNAs, chaplains and social workers can help. Haven Hospice
is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has 16-bed
inpatient respite care.
Haven Hospice is offering a free information session the
first Wednesday of each month at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sessions
will be held at Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center at 311 N.E.
9 Street in Chiefland. To learn more about Haven Hospice,
please call Marge Peters or Cathy Weyer at (352) 493-2333 to
register. Light refreshments will be served.

Williston AARP Chapter 912
The WillistonAARP Chapter 912 meetings are held second
Monday each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Oman Masonic
Lodge, 250 NE 6 Blvd. in Williston.

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Club in Levy County
A new club has been set up in Levy County for the deaf
and hearing impaired. Meetings will be held the first Friday
of each month. The club will meet at the First Baptist Church
of Bronson fellowship hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please
bring a snack or drink to share. All deaf and hearing impaired
aridtheir families, gfin language interpreters, sign language
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Current Events
Local Planning Team for Circuit 8 to meet Jan. 10
The Local Planning Team for Circuit 8, covering
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union
counties will meet on Jan.10 at 1:30 p.m., in the
Department of Children and Families Administration
Conference Room, Tacachale Building 3, located at
16231 NE Waldo Rood, Gainesville.
The meeting is being held to begin work on
the Governor's initiative to promote adoption,
support adoptive families and prevent child abuse,
abandonment and neglect. The meeting is open to
the public and there will be an opportunity for public
input at the meeting. For additional information, please
contact Melissa Walker at (352) 955-5123.
Holy Family Church to Hold Fish Fry Jan. 11
Our Ladies' Guild and Fellowship Ministry fund-raiser
fish fry will be held on Fri., Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. The adult
price is only $6, and for children it is $3. 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 Catholic Church is located at 17353
NE Hwy. Alt-27 in Williston. For more information, call
(352) 528-2893.
Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida to
Meet Jan 16
Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida
is a partnership serving Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Levy, Union, Suwannee, and rural
Alachua counties. The mission of the Rural Health
Partnership of North Cpntral Florida is to maximize
the effectiveness of the overall healthcare delivery
system in our service areas, to improve the health of
our residents, and to strengthen our rural healthcare
providers.
Our Board of Directors Meeting will be held Wed.
Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at WellFlorida Council Inc., 1785
NW 80 Blvd., Gainesville. The public is invited to
attend. Please call Lindsey Michaels at 352-313-6500
ext. 114 if you need additional information.
Chiefland Recreational Advisory Committee Meeting
Jan.17
The City of Chiefland Recreational Advisory
Committee will hold a meeting on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 12
p.m. in Chiefland City Hall, 214 East Park Avenue. The
public is invited to attend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the office of the City Manager at City Hall, 214
East Park Avenue, Chiefland, Fla. 32626 (352) 493-
6711.
North Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Council Meets Jan. 17
The North Central Florida Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council will hold its January 2008
monthly meeting on Thurs., Jan. 17 at Haven Hospice
of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. in
Gainesville. The meeting will commence with an open
session for the public at 12:30 p.m. All interested
parties are encouraged to attend.
The North Central Florida Long-Term Care,
Ombudsman Council is a part of Florida's Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Program. The council is made up
of local ombudsmen whose goal is to improve the
quality of life and care of residents of long-term care
facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living
facilities, adult family care homes, and skilled nursing
units in area hospitals. An ombudsman is a specially
trained and certified volunteer who has been approved
by the governor and given authority under federal
and state law to identify, investigate and resolve
complaints made by, or on behalf of, long-term care
facility residents. The North Central Florida Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Council serves Alachua, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy,
Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.
For more information individuals may call (352) 955-
5015 or e-mail wildel@elderaffairs.org. For information
on Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program,
visit http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.
The Center's January Get-Together Jan. 19
A Center for Complimentary Healthcare's January
Get Together will be held on Sat., Jan. 19 from 2-4
p.m. at the Center, 608 N. Main Street in downtown
Chiefland. This month's topic, just in time to help with
your New Year's Resolutions, is "Alternative ways to
lose weight and get into shape." Bring a healthy snack
to share and join us for a couple hours of FUN! For
more info call The Center at (352) 493-7993.
Florida's Delicious History Program at The Knotts
Library Jan. 19
The Friends of the Knotts Library in Yankeetown will


host food scholar Andrew Huse at their annual meeting
Sat., Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. Mr. Huse will present a culinary
romp through modern Florida's cuisine with a look
back at union soup houses, jook joints, speakeasies
and barbeque pits. The program, a presentation of the
Florida Humanities Council, will be held at the library


located at 11 56 St. in Yankeetown, Florida. It is free
and open to the public.
Florida's food and restaurants are as diverse as its
people. From lobster to alligator tail, from the rarefied
cuisine of the super-rich to the humble home-style
foods of the locals, from food habits queasy and quirky,
Huse will explore them all.
Andrew Huse lectures about Florida's food culture
and currently teaches about Florida's food at the
University of South Florida. He authored the Columbia
Spanish Restaurant's centennial historic cookbook
and is currently conducting research for a book on the
statewide history of restaurants and culture.
Bronson Grand Slam Booster Club to Host Alumni
Baseball Game Jan. 19
The Bronson Grand Slam Booster club will be hosting
a baseball clinic and an Alumni Baseball Game on
Jan.19. The game will be played at the high school
field starting at 5 p.m. that afternoon. Prior to the
game, head baseball coach Mike Pogue will conduct a
baseball clinic.
The Clinic will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. A
registration fee of $20 will be required for the clinic and
lunch will be provided for participants. Registration fee
for Alumni game is $25, with game time scheduled for 5
p.m. Other activities planned throughout the afternoon
include a Chili Cook-off and homerun derby with
contest prizes awarded. Those that are interested in
either can pickup an entry form from any Booster Club
Member, Bronson High School or any of the following
businesses: A&A Restaurant, Boondocks, Bronson Ace
Hardware, Capital City Bank, Perkins State Bank and
Week's Chevron. Forms can be turned in the day of the
event. For further information please call Coach Mike
Pogue at (352) 486-5261 or (352) 857-3636 or Billy
Morrison at (352) 4934137 or (352) 682-5334 or work
(352) 486-1182.
Cedar Key Historical Society Auction Jan. 19
The Cedar Key Historical Society will hold an auction
at the Island Hotel in Cedar Key on Sat., Jan. 19 at 1
p.m. The items to be auctioned will include paintings
donated by local artists and other donors, various
other art works, antiques, original Donax brushes, gift
certificates for meals, lodging, tours and other valuable
offerings. Individual donations for auction will be greatly
appreciated and can be dropped at the Museum during
the hours 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward the cost
of rehabilitating the Lutterloh Museum Building, circa
1871, which is in a terribly deteriorated state. Please
come and help support this worthwhile community
project and hopefully go home with a treasure.
Ladies.Day at Wiliston Highland Golf and~County,
Club. Sat., Jarwf0i '" -
Ladies Day at Willistof Highland Golf and County
Club, Sat., Jan 19 at 10 a.m. Ladies, don't let the men
have all the fun playing golf! Two hours of beginner's
lessons taught by PGA Pro Herb Triplett. A brunch will
be served at the clubhouse. Sign up now at the pro-
shop or call (352) 528-2520 (No charge for first lesson.)
Check our web page at www.willistongolf.com.
Yankeetown Soup-a-Thon to be Held Jan. 19
Now that cool weather has arrived, it is time to enjoy
some wonderful homemade soups at the annual Soup-
A-Thon to be held Jan. 19 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Yankeetown-lnglis Woman's Club, #5 56 Street in
Yankeetown. For a donation, one can taste from 20 to
30 homemade soups donated by members and vote
for your favorite. The public is invited to compete with
their homemade soups as well. Members' homemade
baked goods will be offered for sale to enjoy as dessert
or take home for special treats. After enjoying the soup
and baked goods, one can browse crafts and the Thrift
Shop for some great deals.
Proceeds fund the Club's donations and help defray
costs of maintenance for the A.F. Knotts Library, which
is owned by the Club. For further information contact
Eleanor Berkley at 447-3899.
AARP Driver Safety Classes
Aggressive driving usually involves offenses such as
following too closely, speeding, unsafe lane changes.
Take an AARP Driver Safety class. Completing the
two four-hour day course may entitle you to a
multi- year auto insurance discount. For more
information check with your insurance carrier.
The course fee is $10 per person and to register for
a class call the listed instructor.
You do not have to be a Florida resident or an AARP
member to register.
Williston: Jan. 21 and 22, 9 a.m. at Williston City
Hall, 50 N. Main Street. Call Linda Cochran at (352)
493-1742.
Chiefland: Feb. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. at Capital City
Bank, 2012 N. Young Blvd. Call Linda Cochran at (352)
493-1742.
Cross City: Jan. 14 and 15, 9 a.m. at Cross City
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15 NE 144 Street
(across from Woody's Barbershop). Call Lee Miller at


(352) 498-5004.
Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Officer
Banquet Jan 25
The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be
having their Annual Installation of Officers Banquet
at Williston Crossings RV Resort on Fri., Jan. 25.
Admission is $25 per person which includes dinner.
Corporate sponsorship tables are available for $500.00.
Drawing for our Super $5,000 winner will take place
that evening.
Call the Chamber at (352) 528-5552 for further
information or to reserve your space.







LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 Page 7


Bronson Eagles Over Indians Again


By DAVID LEACH
FOR THE JOURNAL


The Bronson Eagles continue to dominate the Chiefland Indians in basketball. The junior
varsity Eagles won 19-47 while the varsity team won 38-48.
The Bronson High School junior varsity pounced on the hapless Chiefland Indians. The
Indians could only manage six points by halftime while the home team tallied 34 points.
As the JV game continued, things just got worse for the Indians. The Bronson JV got
bolder as the game went on. They pressed the full court and caused more havoc for the
visiting Indians.
There were some bright spots. C. Brown had a nice three pointer and a turn-around jump
shot for the Indians. On the other side, the Bronson JV had ten players that scored. They
displayed a brute force that kept the Indians from settling into a structured effort.
Towards the end of the game, even the scorekeeper was sympathetic with the pounding
the Indians were taking. Mercifully, he kept the clock running during the timeouts.
Even the Bronson JV lost intensity during the forth quarter, only managing two points.
They had already proved their point.
Oddly in this contest, the crowd became excited as both teams missed shots rather than
made shots.
t In the varsity game, things went much the way of the JV game in the early going. The
Bronson Eagles jumped out into a commanding lead. It was 2-16 at the end of the first
quarter and 14-29 at the half.
But wait. Cantrell Richardson, who moved into a starting slot for the Indians, began to
take more control under the basket. His presence up and down the court allowed the Indians
to play the Eagles even for
much of the second half.
Kelby Barber had a
good game for the Eagles
and led in scoring with 10
points. His presence under J. White takes the fouls shot for the Chiefland JV.
the basket made a difference.
Sometimes his play is erratic,
but when he is on, the Eagles seem to fly.
C.J. King also helped out with 9 points and senior type
leadership on the court for the Bronson Eagles. He had a
solid game with good ball control, even if he did not meet
every high expectation of head coach Kelly Beckham.
Cantrell Richardson led the scoring for the Indians with
12 points but had no points in the first quarter. The Eagles
had already built up a lead by the time Richardson realized
he was going from a new starter to scoring leader for the
Indians.
The Indians should be proud that they were able to fight -
back to within eight points after being down 20. The Eagles
should be proud of a basketball tradition that now sports
another winning page.


Journal photo by David Leach.


Journal photo by David Leach.
J. White gets buried under the basket.


Journal photo by David Leach.
Jeremy Mayes can't take a shot because of Travis Donald
and Eugene Carter for the Indians.


Journal photo by David Leach.
Tommy Sheffield and Kelby Barber collide moments after tip-
off.




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LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


Bronson Eagles Lose Three of Four



Games to Lafayette


BY STEVE JARBOE
SPORTS EDITOR
Friday night basketball games at the Bronson gym did not fare well for the Bronson
Eagles basketball teams at several levels as the Lafayette Hornets came calling.
The sparse crowd in the gym continued to grow as the games continued, from the ladies
junior varsity, right up to the final game between the Bronson varsity boys and the Hornets
varsity boys.
The Hornets would save their best performance of the night for an unexpected win as the
Bronson varsity boys were shocked by the Hornets, in a tremendous come-from-behind win.
Bronson Varsity Boys
The Bronson varsity boys played the last game of the night and started out fast and hot
against the Lafayette Hornets with crisp passing and sharp shooting as they banged in two
3-point baskets to jump out to a 17-10 lead at the end of the first quarter of play.
The teams continued to play even in the second quarter and the Hornets missed several
opportunities to cut into the lead as they missed several easy lay-ups. The ball would just
not fall in the basket for the Hornets throughout the first half, as they continued to trail the
Eagles by seven points and the first half ended 32-25.
As the teams came out to start the third quarter, both teams went cold. There was only
a total of ten points scored in the third quarter, with the Eagles getting six and the Hornets
getting four points. The Eagles pulled ahead to end the third
quarter of play 38-29.
The Eagles came out confident to start the fourth and final
quarter of play. At the four-minute mark, the Eagles were
sitting on a 46-38 lead. At the three minute mark the Eagles
were leading 48-39 and a win was on the side of the Eagles.
The Hornets took the game over with two minutes and
forty five seconds remaining. He Hornets went on a 10-point
to 2-point run and trailed the Eagles 50-49 with just under
fifty seconds remaining in the game.
The Hornets made two back-to-back steals on the inbound
pass by the Eagles and turned the steals into points during
this run.
With 24 seconds remaining in the game after a missed
shot by the Eagles, Devin Bellamey banged in a 3-point
Journal photo by Steve Jarboe. basket as the ball bounced high off the rim, rattled around
James Rivers No. 23 the rim and then fell through, giving the Hornets their first
controls the boards for the lead of the game since they led 2-0 to start the game.
Eagles in-the early going of The Hornets were now up 52-50 and the Eagles called
the game. time out with eleven seconds remaining in the game.
Coach Beckham called a time out for the shocked
Eagles. The gym was suddenly silent on.the Eagles side and Coach Beckham went to the
chalkboard, drawing up a play for the Eagles.


The Eagles threw the
ball in and had an open
lay-up just the way it had
been drawn up, but the ball
bounced off the rim as time
ran out.
The Hornets had pulled
off a great come-from-behind
win, the best effort I have
seen this season by any team,
to win 52-50.
Jonathan Sellers led the
Hornets with 15 points, Erick
McIntyre had 12 points arid
Joseph Edwards added 11
points, but none were as
big as the 3-point basket by
Devin Bellamey with just 24
seconds left that proved to be
the winning basket.
For the Eagles Terrance
Dukes had 11 points and


Journal photo by Steve Jarboe.
The Hornets Devine Bellamey launches the three point
basket with 24 seconds left in the game that rattled in and
proved to be the winning shot.


Journal photo by Steve Jarboe.
The Hornets appear to have a clear rebound, but Devin
Timmons steals the ball seconds after the big man comes
down with it.'


James Rivers added 10 points.
Eagles Junior Varsity Boys Take Win
The Eagles junior varsity boys fared much better in their game against the junior varsity
Hornets.
In a fast-paced back-and-forth first quarter, the Eagles' Zack Hamilton banged in a 3-point
basket at the buzzer to tie the game at 17-17.
As the second quarter got underway, the Eagles' defense took over and held the Hornets
to just four points as they took a 32-21 lead at the end of the first half.
It was a big third quarter for the Eagles junior varsity as they outscored the junior varsity
Hornets 27-10 to take a commanding 59-31 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The bench was emptied for the fourth quarter and the Eagles went on to win 62-40.
Enrique Wiseman led the Eagles junior varsity with 19 points and Zack Hamilton added 12
points.
Ryan Horn had 10 points for the Hornets junior varsity and Mike Blakely and Tyler
Chancey each had 5 points.
Lady Varsity Eagles Lose Big With Shortened Roster
With one of your best ball handlers gone from the starting line-up and your top scorer
out of town and not playing,
it is hard to play the state's
number two ranked team and
win. In fact it is hard to even
be competitive.
This was the situation the
Lady Varsity Eagles were in
as they took the court against
the Lafayette Lady Hornets.
Missing from the Eagles'
line-up were Crystal Gordon
and leading scorer Elizabeth
Gay.
The Lady Eagles started s
the game and for the first
several minutes stayed right
with the Lady Hornets. With
the game tied at 4-4 the Lady
Hornets began to pullhaway
Hornets o began to pull away .Journal photo by Steve Jarboe.
as they took a commanding No.11 Nattlie Land starts a move to the basket for the Lady
39-2 lead a ftime th at Hornets for two of her game high 20 points.
was highlighted by a shot.
from half court as the buzzer sounded by the Lady Hornets' Sunshine Reid.
The third quarter got underway as Lady Hornets Nattlie Land continued to show her skills
in ball handling and shooting as the Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Eagles 16-0 in the
third quarter to widen their lead to 55-12 as the game was now under the running clock rule.
With both benches being emptied the final score was 58-14 as the Lady Eagles could only
manage two points in the entire second half.
aNattlie Land ended up with 20 points for the Lady Hornets as Sunshine Reid and
Cartaesha Macklin each had 11 points.
There were several Lady Eagles that put Jth a goWArt in the geisrkady Eagles
Sarah Parkins,iAshley iThomas, and Jessica Thomas allliadApoints ea"h. .
Junior Varsity Ladies Fall Short In Comeback Effort
The Lady Eagles junior varsity basketball team trailed the Lady Hornets junior varsity
Ladies by as many as 14 points in the third quarter of their game played earlier in the
evening.
The Lady Eagles made a tremendous run to end the third quarter as they pulled to within
five points of the Lady Hornets at 32-37 as the Lady Eagles went on an 8-0 run.
The Lady Eagles could manage just six points in the fourth and final quarter as the Lady
Hornets ran away with the game winning 55-38.
The majority of the Lady Hornets' scoring was done by two outstanding players in Rhoda
Reid and Laketine Smith as each had 18 points for the game.
For the junior varsity Lady Eagles it was a balanced scoring game. Britney Davis and
Angela Freeman had 8 points each. Karrie Kelly had 7 points; Luz Marrero added 6 points
and Vickticha Hines had 5 points.


to take a 37-30 lead into the
fourth quarter.
Red Devil Head Coach
Dave Vespignani played 11
players throughout the game.
The fourth quarter ended
-as the Hornets were trying to Journal photo by Steve Jarboe.
make a comeback from bein The ball falls in the basket
i;, .... :.' "'for Isaac Floyd'on a nice
down by 10 points and were is.
shot.
able to hit one 3-point basket
and a 2-point basket before calling quick timeouts.
The Red Devils respondedby scoring two baskets
between the baskets scored by the Hornets.
Down.by six points with 1.4 seconds remaining on the
clock, the Bishop Moore Coach called a timeout.
The Red Devils threw the ball in bounds and the game
was over. This was a very good game for the Red Devils,
matched against a very good team from:Orlando.
Deonte Welch led the Red Devils in scoring with 17
points, while Devin Timmons had 12 points and Isaac Floyd
added 8 points.


In The First Game Action,
Newberry High School escapedithwin on a
spectacular buzzerbeating 30-foot bomb by Antonio
Brown,;58-55.
The team from Coral Gables came roaring back after
being downed by 13 points late in the third quarterto tie
the game at 55-55 with 2.4 seconds lft.
Newberry called a timeout andthen proceeded to
throw the ball up court to Brownwho launched the shot
from some 30 feet away. The ball fell through the net as
the buzzer went off, giving the Panthers the win 58-55.
The other teams that played in this first-everDaunte
Anderson Memorial Tournament areInglewood from
Jacksonville, The Rock, Hawthorne, Miami South Dade,
Eastside, and Orlando Jones.


Journal photo by Steve Jarboe.
The Red Devils set up their
defense against the Hornets
from Orlando.









LEVY COUNTJOURNAL LEVY COUNTY SPORTS/TIDES


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 Page 9


Lady Red Devils Freshman Outstanding in Win Over Indians


BY STEVE JARBOE
SPORTS EDITOR

The Chiefland Lady Indians had not seen game action since before Christmas, and it
became apparent early that the Lady Indians were in for a long night.
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead over the Williston Lady Red Devils, the Lady Indians
went stone cold.
The Lady Red Devils, however, ran off 18 unanswered points before the Indians'
Katelyn Allen hit a nice basket for the Lady Indians.
The Lady Red Devils controlled the game as well as the shooting as they took a 31-9
lead into halftime.
Throughout the entire first half of play, the Lady Indians had some great shots at the
basket but the ball would not fall in.
The Lady Indians found their shooting eye briefly in the second quarter as Allen drilled a
3-point basket with one minute remaining before halftime.
Lady Indians Coach Emily Gore, after falling behind 43-13, sent in players she had
brought up from the Lady Indians JV team.
The line-up the Lady Indians played in the second half seemed to have their shots fall in
the basket with some regularity. For a three minute stretch in the fourth quarter, the Lady
Indians traded several baskets with the Lady Red Devils, on back-to-back possessions.
The game clock went on non-stop for the fourth quarter as the Lady Red Devils built up
a 50-15 lead, minutes into the quarter.
As the players from both teams were new and fresh off the bench, the Lady Red Devils
went on to win the game 57-21.
The Lady Red Devils were led during the first three quarters by two outstanding
freshmen.
Kae'etta Jackson played solid defense and led the Lady Red Devils in scoring with 17
points. Right behind Jackson was the outstanding point guard and shooter, freshmen Erica
Mason, who had 14 points. During a 50-second scoring spurt by the Lady Red Devils in the
third quarter, Mason scored three quick baskets right in a row.
Katelyn Allen led the Lady Indians with five points and several of the players Coach
Gore moved up to the varsity team also contributed to the scoring total for the Lady
Indians.







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Journal photo by David Leach.
Amye Grieves and Kim Dobbins face off for the center jump
to start the game.


Journal photo by David Leach.
Amye Grieves goes up for
a shot as Simone Cannady
defends.


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Journal photo by David Leach.
The Lady Red Devils and Lady Indians are waiting to rebound the missed shot..


More Guns, Less Crime

51 Violent crime hit an all-time high in 1991. Since then, "gun control" laws have been
eliminated or made less restrictive at the federal, state and local levels; the numbers of
privately-owned guns, gun owners and Right-to-Carry states have risen to all-time highs.
Violent crime has dropped 38 percent. Among the four categories of violent crime, murder
2 has dropped 42 percent, rape 27 percent, robbery 45 percent, and aggravated assault 34
percent.
More Guns. The number of privately-owned guns is at an all-time high. The Bureau
6 of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has estimated there were about
215 million guns in 1999; the National Academy of Sciences put the 1999 figure at 258
million. The number of new guns each year averages about 4.5 million. According to the
Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were 68.6 million approved (new and used) NICS firearm
transactions from 1994 to 2005. The FBI reports that there were 61.6 million approved
NICS transactions from Nov. 30, 1998 through the end of 2005, and that the annual number
of transactions increased.2.4percent between 2003 and 2004 and 3.1percent between 2004
20 and 2005.
More Gun Owners. The number of gun owners is also at an all-time high. The U.S.
population is at an all-time high (299 million), and rises about one percent annually, and
29 numerous surveys over the last 40+ years have found that almost half of all households have
at least one gun owner. Some surveys since the late 1990s have indicated a smaller level
of gun ownership, probably because of some respondents' concerns about "gun control,"
40 perhaps a residual effect of the anti-gun policies of the Clinton Administration.
More Right-to-Carry. The number of RTC states is at an all-time high, up from 15 in
1991 to 40 today. In 2006, states with RTC laws, compared to the rest of the country, had
51 lower violent crime rates on average: total violent crime lower by 26 percent, murder by 31
percent, robbery by 50 percent, and aggravated assault by 15 percent.
Less "Gun Control." Violent crime has declined while many "gun control" laws have
been eliminated or made less restrictive. Twenty-five states have eliminated prohibitory
or restrictive carry laws, in favor of Right-to-Carry laws. The federal Brady Act's waiting
2
period on handgun sales expired in 1998, in favor of the NRA-supported National Instant
Check, and some states concurrently or thereafter eliminated waiting periods or purchase
permit requirements. The federal."assault weapon" ban expired in 2004. All states have
6 hunter protection laws, 46 have range protection laws, 47 prohibit local jurisdictions from
imposing gun laws more restrictive than state law, 44 protect the right to arms in their
constitutions, and Congress and 33 states have prohibited frivolous lawsuits againstthe
12 firearm industry.
Less Crime. The FBI reports that the nation's total violent crime rate declined every year
between 1991 to 2004, to a 30-year low in 2004, and that it has risen slightly in the last two
20 years. By comparison, the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics crime victim survey found
that "at the national level crime rates remain stabilized at the lowest level experienced since
1973," when the first such survey was conducted.
29 The FBI's data show that since 1991, when the violent crime rate hit an all-time high,
and 2006, total violent crime has decreased 38 percent, murder 42 percent, rape 27
percent, robbery 45 percent, and aggravated assault 34 percent. During 2004 to 2006, total
40 violent crime was lower than anytime since 1974. For the last eight years, the murder rate
(fluctuating between 5.5 and 5.7 per 100,000 annually) has been lower than anytime since
1965. Studies by and/or for Congress, the Congressional Research Service, the Library
of Congress, the National Institute of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences and the
51 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that "gun control"
reduces crime.
Reprinted with permission from the National Rifle Association website: www.nraila.org.








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CFCC Levy New Course Offerings


Organization for Businesses
Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer
a course in organization for businesses.
The new course, Organizing Boot Camp for Small
Business, will be offered 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 7 and
14, at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The
course fee is $25.
The course is designed for business owners who need
assistance in dealing with time pressures, paperwork
and distractions in running an office. Students will learn
strategies that organized people use to maintain efficiency
and productivity, including simple ways to set goals, manage
time, deal with a paper trail and organize office space.
The instructor is Helen Korblum, owner of National
Order Organizing, a member of the National Association of
Professional Organizers and the National Study Group. of
Chronic Disorganization. She writes columns on personal and
business organizing for the Gainesville Sun.
Notary Training
The Levy Center of Central Florida Community College is
accepting registration for its Florida Notary Course, offered
in partnership with the American Society of Notaries.
The three-hour course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on
Fri., Jan. 25, at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in
Chiefland. The course fee is $89 and includes the Florida
Notary Handbook. The course is required to become a notary
in Florida, and students will receive a class completion
certificate that must accompany the application for a new
notary commission. The course is also recommended as a
refresher for veteran notaries.
Beginning Scrapbooking
Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer
a Beginning Scrapbooking class starting Jan. 24.
The class will meet 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Feb.
28 at the Levy. Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The
course fee is $45.
Students will learn techniques to make personalized
albums, including joumaling, the different kinds of albums,
how to crop photographs, and how to use embellishments.
One class will be devoted to making greeting cards using
scrapbooking techniques. The instructor will provide some


materials and a list of basic supplies will be available at
the first class.
Filing Documents with Efficiency
Central Florida Community College Levy Center will
also offer a course on filing documents with efficiency.
The new course, "Build anAccessible Filing System,"
will be offered 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the
Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The course
fee is $15.
Students will learn how to set up a filing system so
that papers are easy to find, including how to categorize
papers into files and folders along with the mechanics of
setting up a filing system with an index. Businesses and
individuals can benefit from the course.
For information about the courses, visit the CFCC Levy
Center or call (352) 493-9533. To learn more about CFCC,
visit www.GoCFCC.com.

Bark 'n Purr Charity

Concert to be Held

Feb. 23

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Sat., Feb. 23 is the date
of the Bark 'n Purr Charity Concert and Family Fun Day
event presented by the Humane Society of Levy County
and 93.7 K-Country radio. The festivities will be held at
thp Bronson Youth League Park starting at noon. The day
will be filled with a variety of events geared to delight and
entertain the whole family.
There will be a Kiddy Village for the youngsters, local
bands to treat the teenagers, and a BBQ Cook-Off for
the adults where you get to sample all of the entries! In
between there will be prize drawings, K-9 and sport dog
demonstrations, a car show and a variety of vendors to
please the palette. The day's events will be topped off with
a concert by country western singer Chris Cagle.
Advance tickets are available at the following locations:
Bronson Town Hall, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, Bronson
and Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply, 216 E. Rodgers
Blvd., (Hwy. 129), Chiefland. Your ticket will give you
unlimited access throughout the day and admission to the


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Shut that fridge door and turn on the heater, Burr! Baby
it's been cold, and my heater wasn't working. I feel like a
"frozen Popsicle." Uh huh, do too! But, I don't think I will
ever complain about hot weather again, no never. And yes,
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ones, and yes, all of you my friends?
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heat running again. I have always heard you never miss your
water until the well goes dry. Well let me tell you, you don't
miss your heat until the heater goes bad. But Jesus takes care
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me, and supplied my needs. So I know He will help me get
my heater going again, so I thank Him in advance.
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chocolate and go down to A&A Restaurant and visit with my
friends, and roll some silverware, yeah, my daily routine.
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Chris Cagle Concert. Tickets purchased in advance are $15
for ages 12 and older and $23 at the gate. Tickets for ages
4-12 are $6 and children under 4 are free. .Preferred seating
tickets for the Chris Cagle concert, which includes all day
admission, are $23.00 in advance and $35 at the gate.
For more information call (352) 486-5705 or (352) 317-
0279 or log on to the Humane Society website at www.
humanesocietyoflevycounty.com.
Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go
toward the Humane Society's building fund for a spay and
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to relax and pamper oneself. Health experts agree
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Take your color cues from nature's spring palette and
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rugs or a shower curtain. Introduce soft moss, celery,
herb or leaf-green hues and combine with shades of
vanilla, custard, sand, beige or brown for a soothing,
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help to bring calming touches of the outdoors indoors.
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greens-as a focal point on the vanity or shelf.
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green Williston & Workshop, RV hookups &
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Beautiful horse farm with 2562 sq
foot home, 8-stall concrete block barn,
27.5 acres of 10 separate pastures
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& countertops, 8x24 gable porch & much more.
Ideal for S.H.I.P and N.H.D.C participants.
$139,500 MLS# 753755 Natalie, 219-8365.


VACANT LOT FOR SALE
ACRES PRICE MLS
0.23 $13,500 757233
0.25 $14,000 757028
0.31 $17,800 757054
1.25 $13,900 758009
1.25 $24,500 756809
1.25 $28,000 756811
4.29 $85,500 758049
6.10 $64,900 757919
21.65 $289,500 757318


CHIEFLAND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
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property has been partially cleared & has
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Great potential for mini storage, apartments,
or warehouse. BRING ALL OFFERS!!!
$149,000 MLS# 758001 Karen, 538-3141.


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Beautiful 1.01 acre corner lot w/lovely trees
scattered throughout property. Next to new
horse subdivision (The Diaz Mile) & short
commute to Gainesville, Ocala, Chiefland,
area springs & Goetbe Forest riding trails.
Perfect for a site-built home or mobile home!
$32,900 MLS# 756610 Lisa, 221-1442.


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volts, loading dock, 4 zoned a/c units, 2 wells &
much more. $650,000 MLS# 756934
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1969 4BR/2.5BA brick/block home
w/newly remodeled kitchen, new cabinets
& flooring, new addition of formal living &
dining room, & pole barn. GREAT
POTENTIALI Bring the cows and horses
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3BR/2BA Palm Harbor MH featuring: 2 wells,
6-person hot tub in screened porch, tray ceiling,
office/retreat off master BR, pastures, RV hook-ups,
sprinkler system, water filtration system, completely
fenced, & much morel Seller offering $2,500
towards closing costs. BRING ALL OFFERS!
$184,900 MLS# 756489 Natalie, 219-8365.


MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE
BR/BA PRICE MLS
3BR/2BA $62,500 755884
3BR/2BA $75,500 755918
3BR/2BA $79,900 756789
3BR/2BA $88,900 757834
3BR/2BA $95,000 757120
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL


County Fair

Association

Works to Repay

Fair's Debt
BY LARRY SCHNEIL
STAFF WRITER
The Levy County Fair Association president said he
is taking steps to make good on some bad checks the
association wrote and establish a good record for the
upcoming year.
Association President Bob Levesque wrote in an e-mail
that he has offered arrangements to repay seven bad checks
written on the fair's account. He is grateful to the business
entities that accepted his repayment plan. He wrote that
Robinson's Racing Pigs, the business that generated the
most negative publicity as a result of a bad check, has not
accepted a payment solution.
"At present we have sent payment to every company
we are in contract with and have requested a payment plan
that will in a reasonable period of time justify any losses
encountered by our debtors," he wrote.
The fair was Nov. 8-12 at the Airport Industrial Park in
Williston.
Robinson's Racing Pigs, owned by Randall and Sharon
Ross, received a check Nov. 13 from the fair association for
$2,000. The account had insufficient funds and the check
did not clear.
Randall Ross said that on Dec. 6 he received a cashier's
check for $100 from the fair association and an offer of a
payment schedule of $100 month until the debt is paid! He
did not accept the offer because the timeframe is too long.
He is looking to legal action through the State Attorney's
Office to settle the debt and has not cashed the $100 check.
"We're going to take it to the full extent of the law to get
our money back," he said.
He said he has taken his racing pigs throughout Florida
and the United States for 25 years and has never had a
problem like this.
Levesque wrote that Ross represents the only business
entity that has not accepted a repayment plan. Several others
have not yet responded to the offer from the fair association.
Spencer Mann,, spokesman for the State Attorney'sOffice
for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, said his office has received two
worthless check complaints regarding the Levy County Fair
account. He said the office is reviewing them but has made no
determination as to how it will handle the cases or if the office
will prosecute.
Levesque said he wants to set things right with the
businesses that receivedthe checks thathe.Levy County i
Fair cncontiue as a valuable c mun resource.
"We fully intend to make things right and not repeat our
performance in 2008," he wrote in the e-mail. "Any new
project encounters losses within the first three years and we
like any business will recover and learn from our errors."
The total value of checks that did not clear is $5,642, he
wrote. The total debt of the fair this year is about $15,000.
Some businesses were slow to send in invoices..
"Keep in mind that our association received approximately
$115,000 in cash revenue through sponsorship, membership
and gate revenue," he wrote. "The unfortunate part is that we in
fact needed $130,000 to break even."
Levesque said financial problems occurred when one check
cleared early, draining the account and causing the others to
be returned. An executive committee worked on the finances,
but as president he takes responsibility for the problems.
Fair organizers were short staffed due to illnesses and related
problems, and the remaining team had to shuffle personnel and


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make quick decisions all within a week of the fair.
In addition, with sponsorship below estimates, fair
organizers counted on gate revenues to fund a portion of the
entertainment budget,'and that source did not provide enough
money. That won't happen again, he wrote.
The Williston Pioneer Sun News wrote Jan. 3 that Williston
was providing most of the support for the fair, support that
should be countywide. The article calls for greater countywide
support for the fair. Until that happens, Williston should not
commit resources or land, the article states.
Levesque disagreed. This year the county and the Tourist
Development Council together contributed $10,000 for
advertising. He does not believe local governments will
withhold support for the fair next year. And the city of
Williston.- the hosting community contributed and benefited
from the fair, he wrote.
Some 8,500 people came to the fair in Williston and
participated in events. He expects more next year. The fair
association added electrical connections and awwelon the
', prope, improvements worth almost $8,00d



SRWMD

Lands Ima

Open

For Hog

Hunting
Wild-hog hunting will
be allowed during the 2008
small-game hunt season at
the following three wildlife
management areas (WMAs)
located on Suwannee River
Water Management District
lands:
Mallory Swamp WMA
-Jan. 7 Feb.3. Dogs may be
used for hog hunting in the
dog hunting area but not in the
still hunt area.
Steinhatchee Springs WMA
-Jan. 19 Feb. 17. No hog
dogs allowed.
Middle Aucilla WMA Jan.
7 March 3. No hog dogs
allowed.
Rifles are prohibited. T
Other WMAs are also open
for.hog hunting during the DR. JOEL SHUG
small-game season. Proper OVER 30,000
licenses, permits and stamps the new Premil
are required, and hunters are
encouraged to review and
become familiar with the
regulations for each WMA
before hunting. SEATIG IS IMITED
Due to drought conditions, so CA TODAY
please use extreme caution in To RESE RV
all outdoor activities. Sparks A
YOUR PLACE!
from vehicles, equipment and
cigarettes can start a wildfire.
For more information
contact the Florida Fish :
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission at 386.758.0525
or www.myfwc.com; Or
contact the Suwannee
River Water Management
District at 386.362.1001 or
800.226.1066, recreation@m
ysuwanneeriver.org, or www.
mysuwanneeriver.com.


Cedar Key Resident

to Appear on National

Television Show
Lovett Williams of Cedar Key will be appearing on
Turkey Call, a hunting series produced by the National
Wild Turkey Federation. The show will air on The
Outdoor Channel on Tues., Jan. 8, at noon (EST), Sat., Jan.
12, at 7 p.m. (EST) and Sun., Jan. 13, at 3 a.m. (EST).
Williams, a wildlife biologist and noted Ocellated
turkey researcher, will be hunting Ocellated turkeys in the
jungles of Guatemala with two special NWTF volunteers,
Michael Tull, national board member, and Earl Groves,
NWTF's Board of Directors treasurer. Also, we'll take
you on a tour of some Mayan ruins, and the locals will
demonstrate how they make-tortilla shells from corn.
Great hunting action plays a major role in each episode
of Turkey Call, now in its tenth year. The show features
stories of conservation, preserving the country's hunting
heritage and introducing youth, women and people with
disabilities to many outdoor activities, including hunting.
Turkey Call takes viewers across the nation in pursuit
of wild turkeys, and inside of the NWTF's outreach
programs, highlighting the people who enjoy hunting and
fishing. Viewers can also join the NWTF's volunteers,
partners and friends as they work together to improve wild
turkey habitat and celebrate North America's rich hunting
traditions.
The Outdoor Channel can be added to any DIRECTV
or DISH Network package, if you're not receiving it,
contact your local cable network to request the Outdoor
Channel today. For more information, visit www.
outdoorchannel.com.


SHERIFF'S
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BEWARE OF
BURGLARS


A burglary is committed i
every 10 seconds inthe
United States. Some of these
0 burglaries even occur in
Stated communities where
often time residents have
become complacent about
safety issues. A false sense of
security dictates that this ill
never happen to me, but nothing could be further froa the truth
Most burglars take the path of least resistance and look for
an open window or unlocked door. Most burglars usually have
a good working knowledge of different types of doors and
windows, how they work and their weak points. Combat this
with solid exterior dodrs with a wide angle door viewer to see
who comes to the door. Sliding glass doors are defeated easily
so install a quality lock or cut off a broomstick handle and placd
it in the track.
Other effective deterrents may be keeping shrubbery and
trees trimmed back and having motion detection lights that
are activated if someone prowls near your home. If you go on
vacation, have a trusted neighbor or friend pick up your mail,
newspapers and flyers. Have them park a car in the driveway
and give them a key to do "pop in" checks periodically. Make
sure your lawn is cared for and consider having some lights.
which switch on by timers or even play a radio while you are
gone.
As you can see with very little time and money, you can
improve your home security and decrease your chances of
becoming a victim~ Jsreribfib'fTo lMlI report suspicious
activity. AVC ra'!* 9 o. &


NATURE COAST
IyeCare Institute


Williston High Class

of 1979 Planning for

Reunion
The Williston High School Class OF 1978 is planning
for the upcoming 30-year reunion. The Committee is
trying to contact the following persons: Kathy Balatoni,
Diane Beck, Jackie Brewton, Bill Carter, Robyn Collins,
Joe Cox, Damon Crosby, Spencer Cutway, Judy Dixon,
Theresa Dougherty, Annette Foster, Marion Giggle,
Aimee Hall, Allen Hughes, Chris Kimble, Ronnie Kramer,
Randy Martin, Paul Matthews, Sylvia Maxwell, William
McGinn, Dennis Mercer, Lindall Merchant, Lottie Nelson,
Sandra Novinger, Brenda Osborne, Donna Parker, George
Rodriquez, Richard Spires, Laura Timmons, Connie
Winningham.
Please contact Dale Taylor at (352) 208-2720 or Terrace
Rowe-James at (352) 528-5020. The next meeting will be
held on Wed., Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Restaurant.


That's when we take over.
Pet Our staff of veterinarians
and assistants help your
faithful companion on the
road to recovery.
Needs


Wln your pet neds a vet,
remember u


Chiefland Animal Hospital
493-2000
See our online Pharmacy / Petstore
@ www.chieflandanimalhospital.com
(Log Cabin Next To Tire-Mart)







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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 Page 13


Dixie Echoes Coming to

Chiefland January 17
The Dixie Echoes are coming to Chiefland. This legendary quartet will be appearing on
Thurs., Jan. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 707 N Main Street.
For more than 48 years,
The Dixie Echoes have
been delivering the good
news of the Gospel through
their spiritually uplifting
musical ministry. Since their
formation in 1960, The Dixie
Echoes have enjoyed much
success and are probably
best remembered for their
performances on the Gospel
Singing Jubilee, which aired in
the late 60s and early 70s. The
quartet consists of long-time
lead vocalist Randy Shelnut,
baritone Randy Shelnut, Jr.,
tenor Dallas Rogers, and The Dixie Echoes
bass vocalist Pat Barker. The
quartet is accompanied by award-winning pianist Stewart Varnado. Although considered to
be one of the pioneer Gospel groups, The Dixie Echoes have maintained a refreshing vocal
style and a diverse song selection that appeal to audiences of all ages.
This concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. To obtain additional information regarding this
exciting musical event, call Elvira Westbury at (352) 493-4692, the church office at (352)
493-4627, or The Praise Shop at (352) 493-0209.
Make plans now to join the Dixie Echoes at the First United Methodist Church, 707 N
Main Street, Chiefland, on Jan. 17 for an exciting evening of Gospel quartet music.


FDOT Lane and Road Closings
GILCHRIST COUNTY:
U.S. 129 Daytime lane closures between Bell and the Suwannee County line for resurfacing.
LEVY COUNTY:
State Road 24 Daytime lane closures for resurfacing between the Channel Four Bridge
(Havens Creek) in Cedar Key and County Road 345 in Rosewood. Lane closures begin after 9
a.m. Flaggers will direct traffic around the lane closures. Motorists entering SR 24 from a side
street without a flagger should wait for traffic to go by in the direction in which they need to
travel to avoid running head-on into traffic. Motorists should allow an extra 15 minutes to reach
their destination.
State Road 121 Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between U.S. 19 and the Alachua
County. This is:a moving operation but motorists should not pass in between the paint truck and
the safety truck following to avoid getting wet paint on their vehicles.
U.S. 19 Daytime lane closures from just south of the Citrus County line to the Cross Florida
Barge Canal south of Inglis to replace the bridge rail.
U.S. 27A Crews will be repainting the roadway lines between U.S. 129 in Chiefland and the
Marion County line. This is a moving operation but motorists should not pass in between the
paint truck and the safety truck following to avoid getting wet paint on their vehicles.


Free Community Fitness Program
Does your New Year's Resolution involve becoming fit and healthy or losing weight?
The Levy County Health Department has a free community fitness program for you, from
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Hilltop School cafeteria located at 1 Eagle Way in Bronson.
There's something for everyone. Mondays and Wednesdays feature aerobics. Tuesdays
and Thursdays will alternate between Line Dancing and Zumba. Zumba provides an
international dance party experience for people of all fitness levels. Zumba classes this
month will be held January 15, 22, and 29. For more information and questions, please
call (352) 486-3405. When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start
tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. V.L. Allineare


Meeting to Address Health Needs of

Levy County Citizens
The Levy County Health Department cordially invites you to participate in a strategic
planning session to address health concerns of our citizens. We will meet to establish health
priorities and strategic issues to improve health in Levy County. In 2005, we evaluated our
public health system using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National
Public Health Standards Program assessment tool and identified strengths and weaknesses of
our local system. WellFlorida also conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in the
fall of 2004.
We will be meeting with community members and our planning partners on Thurs., Jan.
31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bronson Middle/High School.
This meeting is open to the public. Input from local citizens is highly encouraged. For
more information or to RSVP please call Slande Celeste at (352) 486-3405.

American Indians Served the

Confederacy
John Hance O'Steen
Camp ofthe Sons of
Confederate Veterans held
their monthly SCV meeting
at the Bell Community
Center. The camp speakers
.were two Seminoles warriors
(re-enactors), plus the wife
of one of the Seminoles.
They spoke of the American
Indians in the War Between
the States. It turned out that
a large number of Indians The Seminole speakers receiving their Appreciation
served in the Confederate Certificates from Clement Lindsey, Commander of John
Army. The re-enactors came. Hance O'Steen Camp. Left to right are Elaine "Laney"
in period wardrobe, including Burney, Vic Vasco, Harvard Burney and Clement Lindsey.
the re-enactor's wife "Laney"
who came dressed as a Seminole woman. They also brought items for display and after the
presentation they explained each item and its purpose.


Levy Animal Clinic

'Kendra Philman, DVIVM
LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE
SNew Hours
F 7:3- (352) 528-4840

505 S.W. 7TH STREET WILLISTON FL 32696
"SOUTH OF THE HOPITAL" U.S. 41 SOUTH





2126 North Young Blvd. Chiefland, FL 32626
(Inside Laney's Antique Mall)
BIGGEST LOSER CONTEST
Weigh in between January 2, and January 11, 2008
COME JOIN THE FUN* CASH AND PRIZES!
CALL REGINA AT 352-949-0174 FOR DETAILS
GYM HOURS
7 am THRU 7 pm, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
a, 9 am THRU 7 pm SATURDAY Lose tha
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Individual Membership $30.00 monthly 9eig;t
Married Couple Membership $50.00 monthly
Family* Membership $75.00 monthly
(*Children between 16&20 living in household)
(All memberships plus sales tax)
JANUARY SPECIAL
Individual -Newmember or renewal, Pay January & February together
Get two months for $55.00 Plus tax, SAVE $5.00


Two hours of beginner's golf taught by PGA Pi
Brunch will be served at the Clubh
Sign up now at the Pro Shop! No charge for t
www.WillistonGolf.coi


BUT ANYWAY


lGuv LShefeld

It's my Mom's fault we were so poor
growing up. After all, everybody knew
there was a pot of gold at the end of a
rainbow. She didn't even seem to care!
I remember pleading with her every rainy day to help us find
it until one time she finally put us in the car. She even let me ride
shotgun. I remember white knuckling my little plastic shovel
like a crazed elf shouting, "Faster! Faster! Faster!" But she
fooled around doing the speed limit until it disappeared into the
horizon. I've never been quite able to forgive her.
I guess there's always been something in me fascinated by
the allure of stumbling upon great treasure. (According to recent
Lotto sales I am not alone!) I'm a garage sale junkie of the worst
sort. My wife has to practically snatch the wheel from me every
time I see a pile of junk set out on someone's curb. She just
doesn't understand. There could be a perfectly good piece of
wood in that heap I could use to shelve my other trinkets!
It was in this spirit I decided to play to the fancies of my two
offspring one Thanksgiving break. From my computer I printed
off an authentic genuine imitation replica of the-Sheffield Family
Treasure Map. It came complete with a picture of an old pirate
ship, and the first clue typed in official Old English Text. Of
course, I burned the edges and wrinkled it up some before I let
them find it.
You should've seen their eyes light up. My four-year-old,
Joshua, immediately went for his plastic sword. "That's my
boy," I gloated. My wife rolled her eyes.
The next few days came fast and furious, and with more
intrigue and treachery than I
dare disclose. Let me say for
the record, "Some first cousins
can't be trusted." The map
itself came up stolen the very
first night!
However my nine-year-old
girl, Kailey, who'd long since
memorized it, continued the
hunt. Each clue led to another.
Some came by e-mail, some by
phone, and some were hidden
behind a couch or beneath a
piece of flea market yard art.
Each came by way of solving
a new riddle, and each gave a
key to the final resting place of
the treasure.
Finally, as the sun was
setting on the second day, the
final clue was given and the
mystery began to unravel. The
kids bolted for the shed, their
ro Herb Triplett. eyes glazed and wild. I noticed
iouse. a string of slobber dangling
from the boy's mouth. I got out
:he first lesson. of the way!
ml Dirt flew furiously from
behind that shed and soon


I heard a metallic clank. The kids dove in and snatched out a
beautiful little treasure box. They snatched open the lid and stood
there in shock as they pulled out its only contents; a little New
Testament.
Kailey's left eye started twitching. Alertly, I kicked the
shovels out of her reach. "Wait, now," I stuttered, "Read the verse
I marked." She tipped it open and read the following verses the
ApostlePaul had shared about finding true treasure. I want them
to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want
them to have complete confidence that they understand God's
mysterious plan, which is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all
the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 NLT.
Unfortunately, Kailey wasn't paying attention. She kept eye-
balling that shovel like she was about to push me in that hole and
cover me up. "Honey, now keep reading," I defended, "There's
more."
Then she noticed a clue handwritten on the page. She tore
away with the boy at her heals. Around front, deep beneath a
pile.of leaves, they discovered a much larger box. It contained
gold and silver coins made of chocolate, match box cars, plastic
beads, and an assortment of other dollar store trinkets. They leapt
about weeping great tears of joy! There were hugs and kisses all
around. Even my wife joined the fun. It had turned out to be a
truly wonderful Thanksgiving.
But anyway Christmas has come and gone again. (Talk
about a day when a Treasure was found!) It's all got me to
thinking how important it is I help the kids realize which box the
True Treasure was really in that day. It shouldn't be too hard. One
of them is now littered with broken-trinkets and empty wrappers.
The other still reveals the Pearl of a great price.
-Guy Sheffield
You can visit Guy Sheffield at his website www.butanyway.org, or
email him at all4christ@comcast.net.


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Notices

NARCONON ... a nonprofit
public benefit organization that
specializes in helping people
with drug or alcohol addictions
offers FREE assessments and
more than 11,000 local refer-
rals. Call (800) 556-8885 or
visit www.drugrehab.net tfn

AA MEETING-for informa-
tion call North Central Flori-
da Intergroup Office at (352)
372-8091 which is also a 24
hour local hotline number, tfn

FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM CARE
OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
needs volunteers to join its
corps of dedicated advocates
who protect the rights of elders
residing in nursing homes, as-
sisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The pro-
gram is comprised of 17 local
councils throughout the state,
and each council is seeking ad-
ditional volunteers to identify,
investigate and resolve resi-
dents' concerns. All interested
individuals who care about
protecting the health, safety,
welfare and rights of long-term
care facility residents who of-
ten have no one else to advo-
cate for them are encouraged
to call toll-free (888) 831-0404
or visit the program's web site
at http://ombudsman.myflorida.
com. tfnf

Help Wanted
Full a Part time

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
-The Levy County Health
Department is seeking a Family
Support Worker, Position #
64000015 to work in the Healthy
Families Program making home
visits to clients. Must havea high
school diploma or its equivalent.
Experience in home visitation
preferred. Must be fingerprinted:
May be required to work extra
hours or days in the event of
an emergency. Rate of pay is
$702.27' bkwyel options
will be accepted onliie at www.
peop iirst.'myfoi i'8a.com
State of Florida applications
may be mailed to State of
Florida, People First, Staffing
Administration, PO Box 44058,
Jacksonville FI 32231 or faxed
to (904) 636-2627 by 1/18/08.


'1i HelpWanted
SFull& Part Time
EEO/AA/VP Employer. 1/18b

WILLISTON, Chiefland,
Newberry Physical Therapy
practice wants qualified people
to "Get Results" for patients.
Front office and clinical position
available. Fax (352) 528-2878
or mail resume to P.O. Box 518,
Williston, FL 32696 b/eow tfn


COME JOIN THE JOURNAL
TEAMI NewsCorrespondents-
Cover local events in your area.
Photographic skills a must.
Experience preferred. Deadline
driven, but flexible schedule.
Compensation commensurate
with experience. Expenses/
mileage reimbursement.
Fax resume/clips to 490-
4490 attn: Editor. tfnf

CLERK TYPIST SPECIAL-
IST-The Levy County Health
Department is seeking a
Clerk Typist Specialist, Po-
sition #64002047 to work in
the Healthy Families Florida
Program. Must have a high
school diploma or its equiva-
lent. Must be able to type
at least 35 wpm Must have
experience using Microsoft
Office. Experience participat-
ing in organizing community
events preferred. Knowledge
of the Internet preferred. Pre-
vious secretarial or clerical
work experience preferred.
Must be fingerprinted. May be
required to work extra hours or
days in the event of an emer-
gency.
This position requires a NET
typing speed of 35 words per
minute on the Florida Works
typing skills test. This posi-
tion also requires completion
of the Microsoft Word, Excel
and Internet standard skills
checks with a minimum score
of 70 on each. These tests can
be taken at the Florida Works,
f O '., wnas' he Al"a
od Careerenter' lo-
ca t 48u 1htnStreet,
in Gainesville. Please call
them at (352) 244-5156, to
schedule your appointment or
call (352) 374-5219 to confirm
that your scores are already
on file. The Alachua County


Levy County Board of County
Commissioners
NOTICE OF EAR WORKSHOP
Notice is hereby given that the
Levy County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a
workshop on Tuesday, January
22, 2008 at 6:30 p.m., at the Levy
County Courthouse, Board of
County Commissioner meeting
room, 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida. The purpose
of the workshop is to discuss
springs protection and related
EAR-based amendments to the
Goals, Objective and Policies of
the Levy County Comprehensive
Plan.
Pub: Jan. 10& 17, 2008

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
FOR CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT SERVICES
FOR LEVY COUNTY
SCALE OFFICE, RECORDS
STORAGE BULDING
AND EMS BUILDING IN
CEDAR KEY
I. INTRODUCTION
The Board of County Com-
missioners for Levy County is
requesting written proposals from
qualified construction firms to
provide Professional Construc-
tion Management Services for the
Construction Phase on a Scale
Office, Records Storage Building
and a Pre-manufactured EMS
Building in Cedar Key.
II. It is the County Commis-
sion's intention to employ .the
Construction Firm to provide
overall Project Construction Man-
agement, Cost Benefit Studies,
Information Management, Con-
struction Contract Management,
Claims Management and Tech-
nical Inspection during the Con-
struction on a cost plus a fee ba-
sis, with a guaranteed maximum
price.
III. PROPOSAL INSTRUC-
TIONS AND GENERAL INFOR-
MATION:
Proposal Submissions: Submit
five (5) copies of a written pro-
posal no later than 2:00 P.M. on
January 24, 2008, to:
Lee Ann Mullls


Clemons, Rutherford &
Associates, Inc.
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 323087
850-385-6153
Proposals must be responsive
to the requirements and questions
of the Request for Proposal.
Reservations: Levy County
reserves the right to reject any
and all proposals, to negotiate
changes in the new scope of work
or services to be provided, and to
otherwise waive any technicalities
or informalities.
Method of Selection: Proposals
will be reviewed by a Selection
Committee who will recommend a
shortlist of candidate firms. The
Selection Committee may invite
short-listed firms to be interviewed
by the County Commission. The
County Commission may select
on proposals only without pre-
sentations. Upon acceptance of
a recommendation by the County
Commission, .negotiations for the
CM Contract will be entered.
Please respond by including
but not limiting your response to
the following:
1. Company name and length
of time in business.
2. Company location.
3. Bonding capability and
name of bonding company.
4. Insurance carrier and ap-
plicable coverage.
5. Qualifications of staff to
be utilized on these projects with
names, resumes, length of time
with firm and previous clients
served.
6. Names of previous clients
within the past 5 years with phone
numbers and contact person.
7. Description of previous ex-
perience, to include budget, final
cost, time schedule, change or-
ders, etc. Part of the experience
should reference County con-
struction experience of relevant
size and scope.
8. Ability to Value Engineer
different methods of construction.
.9. Explain any legal action
the firm has experienced or is ex-
periencing.


10. Examples of project sched-
ules on similar projects which re-
flect methods for keeping the proj-
ect on time and in budget.
11. Company organizational
chart with reference to this proj-
ect.
12. Past experience in Levy
County.
Request for information shall
be in writing. A Pre Proposal Con-
ference and a Presentation may
be scheduled at a later date.
Pub.: January 10, 17, 2008


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Dottie Osteen d/b/a Rebel
Mini-Storage, pursuant to the
provisions of the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat.
83.801 et sec.) hereby gives
notice of sale under said Act,
to-wit: On January 24, 2008, at
Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW
State Road 24, Levy County,
Florida, Dottie Osteen or her
agent will conduct a sale at 10:00
AM by sealed bids to the highest
bidder. Bids will be open by 11:00
AM with viewing from 10:00 AM
until 11:00 AM for the contents of
the storage bays, rented by the
following person/persons:
Misty Jackson
11951 SW Shiloh Rd Lot 50
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Joe Plemmons
5511 SW 101st Terr
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Benny Davis
11951 SW Shiloh Rd Lot 59
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Consists of household, personal
items or miscellaneous, stored
at Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW
State Road 24, Levy County,
Florida. Sale is being made to
satisfy a statutory lien.
Dated January 7, 2008
Rebel Mini-Storage
C/o Pelican Realty
Doris Hellermann, Broker
P.O. Box 117
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008


Help Wanted
| Full & Part Time

Health Department Human
Resources office must receive
scores no later than 5:00 p.m.
on the Friday after the posi-
tion closes. Salary range is
$644.28 $700.40 bi-weekly.
Applications will be accepted
online at https://peoplefirst.
myflorida.com/. State of Flori-
da applications may be mailed
to State of Florida, People
First, Staffing Administration,
PO Box 44058, Jacksonville,
FL 32231 or faxed to (904)
636-2627 by 01/11/08. EEO/
AA/VP Employer. 1/10/08b

LEVY CO. BOARD OF CO.
COMMISSIONERS is receiv-
ing applications for: HORTI-
CULTURAL PROGRAM AS-
SISTANT. For job qualifica-
tions, closing dates and ap-
plication contact Levy County
Human Resource Office, Post
Office Box 310, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621. Phone 3352-486-
4219, Fax 352-4986-5167,
E-mail jmartin@circuiut8.org.
1/10/08b.

R4eal0 R

LOTS FOR SALE Just north
of Bronson. Mobile Homes OK.
Two 1.25 acre lots, $25,000
each. One 2.5 acre lot, $45,000.
Call Jeff Tice, ERA Trend Realty
352-225-4616. 2/28p




For Sale

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

LUMBER FOR SALE.. Pine,
cheriand cyprp a 3 9 ,imy
at (352) 949-3222 tfnb b"'

STEEL BUILDINGS
Up to 50% off on 2007
prices. One week only.
Call Lewis Colson, 352-
538-0183. 1/10


filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
on RONALD W. STEVENS,
Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 1444,
Bronson, FL 32621, on or before
February 1, 2008 and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the


Block 6 OF OCALA PARK
ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book H, Page(s) 18 and
19, of the Public Records
of Marion County, Florida,
which Borrower hereby
mortgages to Lender,
pursuant to and subject to
all of the same terms and
conditions contained in


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2006-DP-0220
IN THE INTEREST OF:
E.R.D.G. (M) DOB: 06/13/00
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS
AND PLACEMENT FOR
ADOPTION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Raul Cartamo-Diaz
Residence Unknown
You are hereby notified that
a petition under oath has been
filed in the above-styled Court
for the termination of your
parental rights to E.R.D.G, a
male child born June 13, 2000,
in Alachua County, Florida, and
for permanent commitment of
the child to the Department of
Children and Family Services
for subsequent adoption. You
are hereby commanded to be
and appear before Lindsey V.
Brown, the General Magistrate,
at the Levy County Courthouse,
Bronson, Florida, on the 23rd day
of January, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
for an Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLLY
APPEAR AT THE ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF
YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE
DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED
TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY
REPRESENT YOU IN THIS
MATTER. IF YOU WANT AN
ATTORNEY BUT ARE UNABLE
TO AFFORD ONE, THE COURT
WILL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
TO REPRESENT YOU.
This notice shall be published
once a week for four (4)
consecutive weeks in The Levy
County Journal at Bronson,
Florida, COMMENCING ON
DECEMBER 20, 2007.
WITNESS my hand as the
clerk of said Court and the
Seal therefore, this 11th day of
December, 2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seat) .' I CI .i'V _.-
ByediklMarik'''K \vvu->IO;-
Deputy Clerk
LARRY CANGRO, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar # 703443
Attorney for the Department
PO. Box 356
Trenton, FL 32693
(352) 463-4026
Pub: Dec. 20, 27, 2007
Jan. 3,10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2007CA-000968
SOUTHERN FOREST
GROVE, LLC a Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH L. HATCHER,
SHARON HATCHER,
REINALDO H. MONASTERIO
and JULIAA. MONASTERIO,
if married, if alive, and if dead,
their respective unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them individually,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KENNETH L. HATCHER
P.O. BOX 1839
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
SHARON HATCHER
P.O. BOX 1839
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
REINALDO H. MONASTERIO
2211 SW 19TH TERRACE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33145
JULIAA. MONASTERIO
2211 SW 19TH TERRACE
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33145
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the
following described lands:
Tracts 185 and 186,
University Estates, more
particularly described as
follows: The SW 4 of the
NW 4 of the SE of the NE
1/4 of Section 16, Township
12 South, Range 17 East,
Levy County, Florida.
TAX PARCEL #: 03416-148-00


Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on December
14, 2007.
Clerk of Court
BY: Gwen McElroy
Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact
(352) 374-3639 (voice & TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at (800)
955-8771.
Pub: Dec. 20, 27, 2007
Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2007CA-000969
SOUTHERN FOREST
GROVE, LLC a Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCES G. LEMONT
and ROBERT F. LEMONT, if
married, if alive, and if dead, their
respective unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under, or
against them individually,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT F. LEMONT
98 SCHOOL HILL ROAD
BALTIC, CT 06330
FRANCESG. LEMONT
98 SCHOOL HILL ROAD
BALTIC, CT 06330
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the
following described lands:
Lot 5, Block 10, University
Oaks, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page 15, public
records of Levy County,
Florida.
TAX PARCEL #: 099682-
004-00
filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
on RONALD W. STEVENS,
Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box
1444, Bronson, FL 32621, on
or before Feb.1, 2008 and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered againis-btou.. o--
for the reiefrriddhrided'ii'ithe .'-
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on December
14, 2007.
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McEIroy
Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact
(352) 374-3639 (Voice & TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at (800)
955-8771.
Pub: Dec. 20,27, 2007, Jan. 3,
10,2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 07-1466-CA-B
CENTRAL FLORIDA STATE
BANK, a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GOTCH RABOLD
CONSTRUCTION, LLC,
A Florida limited liability
corporation, RONALD J.
RABOLD, individually, and
TANDRA RABOLD, individually,
Defendants.
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE
OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that, pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 19th day of September
2007, in the aboveStyled cause,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room of the Marion
County Judicial Center in Ocala,
Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the
22nd day of January, 2008, the
following described property:
See, EXHIBIT A hereto.
Lot 17, Block 18 of OCALA
PARK ESTATES according
to the Plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book G,
pages 109, 109A and 109B,
Public Records of Marion
County, Florida.
2. MORTGAGE LIEN
SPREAD TO ADDITIONAL
PROPERY: The lien of
the Security Documents is
hereby spread to include
the property described
as Lots 12, 13 and 14,


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the Mortgage Documents.
Borrower fully warrants the
title to said property and
further warrants that the
Mortgage and Mortgage
Documents shall constitute a
First Mortgage thereon. For
purposes of compliance with
F.A.C Rule 4-1.86.003(8)
the amount of principal
indebtedness allocated to
the aforesaid property is
$24,300.00
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block.15,
OCALA PARK ESTATES,
UNIT NO. 4, as per the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book H, Pages 73 and 73A
through 73F, of the Public
Records of Marion County,
Florida
Lot 13, Block 137,
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
GOLF AND COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 67,
Public Records of Levy
County, Florida
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,.
YOU MUST FILLE A CLAIM ,
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER
THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE
A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS ONLY
THE OWNER OF RECORD
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS '
PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE
SURPLUS.
DATED this 20th day December,
2007.
DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN'
Clerk of the Court,
By: E. Bridges.
As Deputy Clerk,
(COURT SEAL)
Pub: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND'
FOR LEVY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 38-2007-CA-000661

ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIMOTHY ORVA TAYLOR
AND LAURA K. TAYLOR
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/
OWNERS,
Defendants .. .,
,NOTICE OF SALE ,
Notice is hereby given, pursuant,
to Final Judgment of Foreclosure,
for Plaintiff entered in this cause
on December 27, 2007, in the
Circuit Court of Levy County,
Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Levy County, Florida.
described as:
THE E 1/2 OF NW 1/4
OF SE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF
NE 1/4 OF SECITON 19,
TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH,
RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A
1975 CNCR MOBILE
HOME SERIAL NUMBER
3352538579AAND
3352538579B
and commonly known as: 7930
NE 128th LANE, BRONSON,
FL 32621; including the building,
appurtenances, and fixtures,
located therein, at public sale,
to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, Sales are held in th.,
front lobby of the Levy County,
Courthouse Court Street,
Bronson, FL, on January 28, 2008
at 11 am.
Any persons claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner'
as of the date of the lis pendens'
must file a claim within 60 days'
after the sale.
Dated this 27th day of December,
2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL '-
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY '
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 38-2007-CA-001292 '
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1995 DODGE AVENGER
VIN#4B3AU52N3SE075585
AND US CURRENCY $635.00



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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL LEGALS


g Legal Notices


Esquire, at Post Office Box 1444,
Bronson, Florida 32621, and file
the original answer or pleading in
the office of the Clerk of the above
named Court on or before the 8th
day of February, 2008.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO,
judgment by default will be
taken against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal, this 27th day of December,
2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 38-2007-CA 001295
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1997 Dodge Truck, Florida
Tag #S5971R
VIN#1 B7HF16Y3VJ535300
BLACK IN COLOR
JOHNNY M. SIVIITH, JR.,
SHERIFF,
LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS
OFFICE
Petitioner,
LORI FAYE SPADAVECCHIA
MARIO SPADAVECCHIA,
S and MARIO SPADAVECCHIA,
JR
Respondents.
NOTICE OF ACTION
~O: LORI FAYE
SPADAVECCHIA
9991 NE 118th TERRACE
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
MARIO SPADAVECCHIA
9991 NE 118th TERRACE
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
MARIO.SPADAVECCHIA, JR
9991 NE 118th TERRACE
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for Forfeiture
has been filed by the Levy County
Sheriffs Office in Levy County,
Florida; and you are required to
serve a copy of your answer or
other pleading on the Plaintiffs
Attorney Ronald W. Stevens,
Esquire, at Post Office Box 1444,
Bronson, Florida 32621, and file
the original answer or'pea'dig' in
thefTfice of the heabve
named Court on or e n'6 t n t
day of February, 2008.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO,
judgment by default will be
taken against you for the relief
'demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal, this 27th day of December,
2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621'
By: Gwen McEIroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 38-2007-CA-001296
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
2000NISSAN 4 DOOR
PASSENGER CAR, GRAY
IN COLOR, FLORIDATAG
440oW,
VIN #3N1CB51D8YL304944
AND TWO HUNDRED THIRTY
T1WO DOLLARS CURRENCY
JOHNNY M. SMITH, JR.,
SHERIFF,
[EVY COUNTY SHERIFFS
OFFICE
Petitioner,
JASMYN RENAE TUTTLE,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JASMYN RENAE TUTTLE
6994 NE 1067H TERRACE
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for Forfeiture
has been filed by the Levy County
Sheriffs Office in Levy County,
Florida; and you are required to
serve a copy of your answer or
other pleading on the Plaintiff's
Attorney Ronald W. Stevens,
Esquire, at Post Office Box 1444,
Bronson, Florida 32621, and file
the original answer or pleading in
the office of the Clerk of the above
named Court on or before the 8th


day of February, 2008.
IFYOU FAILTO DO SO, judgment
by default will be taken against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal, this 27th day of December,
2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621
By: Gwen McEIroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008


SLegal Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 38,2007,CA-001297
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
12' x 24' WOODEN STORAGE
SHED(PORTABLE)
JOHNNY M. SMITH, JR,
SHERIFF,
LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS
OFFICE
Petitioner,
GENARO BLANCO and LIDIA
BLANCO,
Respondents.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GENARO BLANCO
11890 SW 43rd ST.
MIAMI, FL 33175
LIDIA BLANCO
11890 SW43RD ST.
MIAMI, FL 33175
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for Forfeiture
has been filed by the Levy County
Sheriffs Office in Levy County,
Florida; and you are required to
serve a copy of your answer or
other pleading on the Plaintiffs
Attorney Ronald W. Stevens,
Esquire, at Post Office Box 1444,
Bronson, Florida 32621, and file
.the original answer or pleading in
the office of the Clerk of the above
named Court on or before the 8th
day of February, 2008.
IFYOU FAILTO DO SO,judgment
by default will be taken against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal, this 27th day of December,
2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 38-2007-DR-001289
Division:
Clayton M. King,
Petitioner
and
Darcy M. King,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISS~LUTIQN OF MARRIAGE
TO: Darpy,,MKigSh bie-eii n Eg
(Respoeiderntasthkow' m ,-
address) unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on (name
of Petitioner) Clayton M. King,
whose address is PO Box 162
Morriston, FL 32601 on or before
February 7, 2008, and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court at {clerk's address} PO
Box 610 Bronson, FL 32621,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record.
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 12-27-07.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Raina L. Martinez
Deputy Clerk
[Court Seal]
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 38-2007-CA-831
STAGE COACH ENTERPRISES,
INC., etc.,
Plaintiffs,
Vs
DARRYL VAN DREW, et al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
PURSUANT TO
SECTION 45,031(1), FLORIDA
STATUTES
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment entered on December
27, 2007, in Case No: 38-2007-
CA-831 of the Circuit Court,
Levy County, Florida, in which
Stage Coach Enterprises, Inc.


is the plaintiff and Darryl Van
Drew and Denita Van Drew are
the defendants, the Clerk of this
Court will sell at public sale the
following described real property:
Lot #4 of Block 27, OAKRIDGE
ESTATES SUBDIVISION as per
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book #3, Pages 63-1 through
63-7 of the public records of Levy
County, Florida.
The sale will be held on January
22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. to the
highest and best bidder for cash,
at the main lobby to the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 South
Court Street, Bronson, Florida, in
accordance with Section 45.031
of the Florida Statutes.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERAS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 27th day of
December, 2007.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF SAID COURT
BY Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Lance P. Cohen
1723 Blanding Blvd., Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904/388-6500
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: Jan. 3, 10, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Case No. 38-2005-CA-000544
SKY DEVELOPMENT GROUP,
LLC a Florida Linked Liability
Company,
Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES R: MARINO, FRANCES
T MARINO, and JOHN LAMB,
Defendants.


JOHN LAMB,
Counter-Plaintiff,
v.
SKY DEVELOPMENT GROUP
LLC., a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Counter-Defendant.

JOHN LAMB,
Cross-Plaintiff,
v. .
ALL FLORIDA TITLE(&. +'r" ,
ESCROW COMRANYMJlAMESv8
R. MARINO, FRANCES T.
MARINO,
Cross-Defendant;

ALL FLORIDA TITLE &
ESCROW COMPANY,
Third Party Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES R. MARINO, FRANCES
T. MARINO, JOHN LAMB and
STEVE FERRELL,
Third-Party Defendants.

TO: Counter-Defendant,
SKY DEVELOPMENT GROUP,
LLC., a Florida limited liability
company, the unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees
or any other party claiming by,
through, under or against SKY
DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC.
JOINT NOTICE OF ACTION
-CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
You are hereby notified that an
action, including the following
pleadings and motions:
(1) Counter-Claim filed by
Defendant, John Lamb, (2)
Cross-Claim filed by Defendant,
John Lamb, (3) Second
Amended Agreed Order of
Interpleader, (4) Answer by
Defendant, John Lamb, to Claim
for Interpleader, (5) Response
by Defendant, John Lamb, to
Second Amended Agreed Order
of Interpleader, (6) Counter-'
Claim filed by Defendants,
James R. Marino and Frances
T. Marino, (7) Answer by
Defendants, James R. Marino
and Frances T. Marino, to Claim
for Interpleader, (8) Answer by
Third Party Defendant, Steve
Ferrell, to Claim for Interpleader,
(9) Response by Defendants,
James R. Marino and Frances
T. Marino, and Third Party
Defendant, Steve Ferrell, to
Second Amended Agreed Order
of Interpleader, have been filed
against you in the above-named
Court and you are required to
serve a copy of written defenses,
if any, to it on Jeffrey R. Dellinger,
Counsel for John Lamb, 1 SE 1
Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
and on Bryce W. Ackerman,
Counsel for James R. Marino,


Frances T. Marino and Steve
Ferrell, 125 NE 1 Avenue, Ste.
1, Ocala, FL 34470, and to file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court, 355 S. Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621, on or before
February 1, 2008, either before
service on Jeffrey R. Dollinger,
Counsel for John Lamb, and
Bryce W. Ackerman, Counsel
for James R. Marino, Frances
T. Marino and Steve Ferrell, or
immediately thereafter, otherwise


a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the Counter-Claims.
DATED on December 21, 2007
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Persons with disabilities
requesting reasonable
accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact
(352) 374-3639 (Voice and TDD)
or via Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8771.
Pub.: Jan. 3,10,17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2007CA000657
JOSHUA PERTNOY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YVONNE D. FOSTER LAING,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated January
2, 2008 entered in Civil Case
No. 38-2007CA000657 of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY
COUNTY FLORIDA, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the front lobby of the
Levy County Courthouse, 355
South Court Street, Bronson,
Florida 32621, in accordance
with section 45.031, Florida
Statutes, at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
on the 28th day of January,
2008 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 5, Block J, FOX
GROVE FARMS
SUBDIVISION, according
to the Plat thereof on file in
the Office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court in and for Levy
County, Florida, recorded
in Plat Book 8, Page 70.
Said lands situate, lying
and being in Levy County,.
Florida.
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
vt~HiH~ ixY 6 y0 s afterlthie'r-'
sale. ,''
DATED this 2nd day of
January, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gwen McEIroy
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Attomey f or Plaintiff:
William G. Shofstall
P.O. Box 210576
West Palm Beach, Florida 33421
(561) 641-2600
Published in Levy County
Joumal on 1/10/08,1/17/08
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION,
at the LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE and ask for
assistance via the Florida Relay
Service.
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2007-CA-000729
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPHINE E. GORDON, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of
January, 2008and entered in Case
No. 38-2007-CA-000729, of the
Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy County,
Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the
Plaintiff and JOSEPHINE E.
GORDON; FRANK J. GORDON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANK
J. GORDON, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPHINE E.
GORDON; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the


highest and best bidder for
cash' at the FRONT LOBBY OF
COURTHOUSE ON MONDAYS
at the Levy County Courthouse,
in Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 3rd day of March, 2008 the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 28, BLOCK 3,
SHERWOOD FOREST,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN


PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 60, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTLY, FLORIDA.
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 FILEA
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
If you are a person with
Disabilities who needs any
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you to the provisions
of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator at
Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621
or Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If you
are hearing impaired call 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated this 3rd day of January,
2008.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McEIroy
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Offices of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
Pub: Jan. 10, 17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2007-CA-610
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN
TRUST 2006-OPTS, ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT-5
Plaintiff,
vs.
HOWARD DAVIDSON, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to, a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 3rd day
of January, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 38-2007-CA-610, of
the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and forLeyy County,
Florida,. wherein ..
BANK .,NATIQi49 TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
OF SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN
TRUST 2006-OPT5, ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT-5 isthe Plaintiff
and HOWARD DAVIDSON;
SONIA DAVIDSON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT STEPS OF
COURTHOUSE ON MONDAYS.
at the Levy County Courthouse, in
Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 4th day of February, 2008 the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK
65, CHIEFLAND
DEVELOPMENT CO.
ADDITION TO CHIEFLAND,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE(S) 30, PUBLIC
RECORDS .OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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 FILEA
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
If you are a person with
Disabilities who needs any
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you to the provisions
of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator at
Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621
or Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If you
are hearing impaired call 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated this 3rd day of January,
2008.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Gwen McEIroy
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson


1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2007-CP-000307
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF


ROSA MAE PRIEST
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Rosa Mae Priest,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 17, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Levy County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 610, Bronson,
Florida 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representatives and the personal
representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE QF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2008.
Personal Representatives:
Barbara P. Weeks
638 NE 2nd Street
Williston, Florida 32696
Patricia P. Fugate
Post Office Box 114
Williston, Florida 32696
Attomey for Personal
Representatives:
Norm D. Fugate
Attomey for Barbara P. Weeks
Florida Bar No. 0044458
Post Office Box 98
Williston, Florida 32696
Telephone: (352) ,52
Fax: 3av
Pub.: January 0, 171 2008-

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 38-2007-CA-
000958
DRUMMOND COMMUNITY
BANK, a Florida banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSIE L. JONES, a single
person, and MARY ELLEN
JONES,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVENthatpursuant
to Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 7th day of
January, 2008 in Case Number
38-20007-CA-000958 of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy County,
Florida, in which DRUMMOND
COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida
banking corporation, is the
Plaintiff, and JESSIE L. JONES,
is the Defendant, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
in the front lobby of the Levy,
County Courthouse, Bronson,
Levy County, Florida at 11:00
A.M. on the 4th day of February,
2008, the following described
property set forth in the Order or
Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
A tract commonly known
as Parcel 8, Shiloh Woods,
being more particularly
described as Lots 21 through
28, inclusive, and Lots 41
through 48, inclusive, all in
Block 7, Cedar Key Heights
Section A, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2, page 17, public
records of Levy County,
Florida.
The above described property
specifically excludes the vacated
portion of Second Street lying



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South of and adjacent to the
above described lands.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
DATED this 7th day of
January, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 2008-CP-0002
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BILLY EUGENE FOX, SR.,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that
a Formal Administration has
been filed in the Estate of BILLY
EUGENE FOX, SR., Deceased,
File Number 2008-CP-0002, by
the Circuit Court for LEVY County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer
610, Bronson, FL 32644.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against Decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months or after the date of the
first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.


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All other creditors of the
Decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the Decedent must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is January 10, 2008.
Person Giving Notice
BILLY EUGENE FOX, JR.
6495 Huntsmen Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP,
P.A.
Florida Bar No. 178770
P.O. Box 1129
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone (352) 493-1458
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-001063
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LYNN ANNE KING, a single
woman; and JOHN DOE or
JANE DOE, as Tenants in
Possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit, in and for LEVY County,
Florida, pursuant to the Summary
Final Judgment in Foreclosure
entered in the above styled cause,
will sell at public sale the following
described property situate in
LEVY County, Florida to wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 48,
UNIVERSITY OAKS,
according to the plat thereof
recorded inPlat Book4, Page


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15, 15H-15M, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH
1985 CHAD Doublewide
Mobile Home bearing ID#s
GAFL2AF33058465 and
GAFL2BF33058465.
Said sale shall be made to the
highest bidder for cash pursuant
to the Final Judgment entered
in the above styled cause and
will be held at the front door of
the LEVY County Courthouse in
Bronson, Florida, on the 28th day
of January, 2008, commencing at
the hour of 11:00 A.M.
All interested parties shall be
governed accordingly by this
Notice.
DATED this 7th day of January,
2008
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: Jan. 10,17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Ref. Number: 38-
2007CP000308
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT PAUL CEKAU, also
known as ROBERT P CEKAU,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Robert Paul Cekau,
also known Robert P. Cekau,
deceased, whose date of
death was October 17, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Levy County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O. Drawer 610, Bronson,
FL 32621. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Aimee Cekau Stubbs
12251 103rd Avenue North
Seminole, Florida 33778
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John H. Pecarek
Pecarek & Herman, Chartered
200 Clearwater Largo Road
South
Largo, Florida 33770
Telephone: (727) 584 8161
Fax: (727) 586 5813
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The amendment, therefore, allows the legislature to determine the precise scope and application of
the exemption.
The implementing statutory language provides for a $25,000 exemption for "[e]ach tangible
personal property return...." SB 4D, 2d Eng., p.20, lines 27-28. The TPP return is considered the
exemption application. Id, at p.21, lines 24-26. There are several provisions regarding the filing of
returns. Those provisions include:
A "single return must be filed for each site in the county where the owner of tangible personal
property transacts business." Id. At p.20, lines 29-31
Owners of "freestanding property placed at multiple sites, other that sites where the owner
transacts business" must file a single return and include all such property located in the county. Id.
at line 31; p.21, lines 1-2. Freestanding property placed at multiple sites includes "vending and
amusement machines, LP/propane tanks, utility and cable company property, billboards, leased
equipment, and similar property that is not customarily located in the offices, stores, or plants of the:
owner, but is placed throughout the county." Id. At p.21, lines 3-8.
Railroads, private carriers, and other companies assessed by the Department of Revenue under
section 193.085, Florida Statutes (2007), are allowed one $25,000 exemption for each county to
which the value of their property is allocated. Id. At lines 9-12
Any taxpayer claiming more exemptions than allowed is subject to the taxes exempted as a
result of wrongfully claiming the additional exemptions plus 15 percent interest and a penalty of 50:
percent of the taxes exempted. Id. At p.22, lines 5-9.
The exemption "does not apply to a mobile home that is presumed to be tangible personal
property pursuant to s.193.075(2)." Id. At lines 10-12
There also are several provisions relating to the wavier of the annual requirement of filing a
TPP return. Essentially, all taxpayers owning TPP in the county that is valued less than or equal to
$25,000 are not required to make an annual application once an initial return of TPP valued less than
or equal to $25,000 is filed. Id. at lines 13-26. For example:
Tax year 2008 all taxpayers owning TPP in county file a return.
Tax year 2009 no return is required for all taxpayers filing returns in 2008 with a value of
less than or equal to $25,000 of value provided that they continue to have a value of less than or equal
to $25,000 in 2009. If the value exceeds $25,000, however, a return mtist be filed. Any taxpayer that
improperly fails to file a return in a subsequent year is subject to the 25 percent penalty contained in
section 193.072(1)(a), Florida Statutes (2007). Id. at lines 29-31; p.22, lines 1-4.
Tangible Personal Property Only
If exempt amount is $25,000 and assessed value is $25, 000 or less, then no taxes are owed.
If 2008 Value & Millage Rate are the same as 2007
Bronson $465 Maximum Savings Otter Creek $453 Maximum Savings
Chiefland $504 Maximum Savings Williston $527' Maximum Savings
Cedar Key $480 Maximum Savings Yankeetown $422 Maximui Savings
Cedar Key Spec W&S $402 Maximum Savings Rainbow Lakes $416 Maximum Savings
Fanning Springs $435 Maximum Savings SW Florida WMD $389 Maximum Savings
Inglis $502 Maximum Savings Suwannee River WMD $385 Maximum Savings
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Sewers and Fire Department Top

Discussions of Bronson Town

Council
,BY KELLIE PARKIN
FOR THE JOURNAL
The year is off to a great start for the Town of Bronson Council,-according to town clerk
Donna Conquest. "It was very productive," Conquest said after the first council meeting of
2008 adjourned.
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Photo by Kellie Parkin
Bronson town Clerk Donna Conquest (left) and Mayor Franklin Schuler prepare for the town
council meeting January 7. Bronson's new town attorney, Steven Warm (center right) and
Vice mayor Beatrice Mongo visit while they wait for the meeting to begin.

SIn a little more than 90 minutes, the Council covered a significant amount of business '
'ranging from sewer issues to a fire department merger, along with reports from local
organizations.
Steven Garnett, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bronson, addressed the town'
council regarding his church's pending sewer hook up. Garnett stated his concerns that the
sewer connection would not occur. "Being a Baptist preacher, I know how rumors are," he
said.
Mayor Franklin Schuler replied that the First Baptist Church of Bronson, as well
Sas the First Methodist Church of Bronson, will be able to connect to the system, but an
Engineering study must be completed first.
Garnett would like the connection to take place by March in order for his church to move
I forward with new building plans. He reminded the council of the agreement that his church
Relinquish the street's right-of-way to the town with the understanding that the church would
receive priority hook up. "It's been three years," he said.
Garnett also said that the sewer connections of the two churches would not be "a drop in
S the bucket" to the overall system. "Maybe that's the wrong way to put it," he said, smiling
Sas laughter filled town hall.
Mayor Schuler responded that prior to the regular town council meeting, the council met
with the city's new engineer, Frank Dabari, to discuss Bronson's sewer and water situation.
S A comprehensive study will be Dabari and Associates' first task.
SThe newly appointed president of the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce
Cameron Asbell reportedht ifle GBACC is etirre tlywrking 6h restructuring and making
S many positive changes within the organization.
Asbell stated that the GBACC has many grant opportunities available. As soon as the
Town of Bronson provides a current audit, the grant applications may proceed. Mayor
Schuler noted that the town has recently competed the audits for the 2002-2003 years and is
in the process of having the following years addressed.
Bronson Youth League's monthly report to the council was made by Gary Mitchell,
recently appointed by Mayor Schuler as the BYL president. Mitchell recognized the
achievement of the organization's newest sports addition, basketball, with 50-55
participants. He also announced the start of spring registration for soccer, baseball and
softball
Mitchell stated that the youth league would no longer only be sports oriented. With
children, families, and senior citizens to unite, he said, "we have bridges to cross." Mitchell
says he plans to expand BYL into a local organization also focusing on education, visual
and performing arts, and community beautification through volunteerism.
"The Bronson Youth League is for all those who are youthful at heart," he said.
i Bronson Fire Department Chief Rick Lombardo asked the council to consider allowing
Sthe Otter Creek Fire Department to Merge with Bronson, citing a recommendation from the
SLevy County Fire Advisory Board. Currently, the Bronson department responds to calls in
SOtter Creek, an expense for which Bronson receives no compensation. He said that if the
merger takes place, each town would provide the financial responsibility for the calls in
their respective jurisdiction.
"It's a win-win situation for all of us," Lombardo said. "Quicker response time and
possible paid positions in the future" are other positive outcomes of the merger, he added.
The town council appointed Otter Creek mayor Rose Severino and Levy County
SCommissioner Tony Parker, along with several other residents of both towns, to a
Committee tasked with exploring the merger option..
The committee's first meeting will be held at the Bronson Fire Department, Tuesday, Jan.
15 at'600 pm.
SThe next Town of Bronson council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm February 4, 2008.
SIn addition to the presentation of the Bronson-Otter Creek Fire Department merger
I'ommittee's recommendations, the council will also discuss whether it will adopt the Levy
countyy sex-related business ordinance, and address the issue of peddler licensing and fees.


Residents Complain to County

Commission About Mining Proposal
By LARRY SCHNELL
STAFF WRITER

Levy County commissioners were not in a position to legally take comments on a
proposed mining operation near Inglis, but some residents were ready to give them an,
earful anyway.
Residents of Inglis and Yankeetown took the podium at Tuesday's commission
meeting to tell commissioners that a proposal by Tarmac America to build a mining
operation on 10,000 acres would endanger groundwater, put heavy truck traffic on
small rural roads and permanently damage environmentally sensitive land in southwest
Levy County.
Inglis resident Edward Michaels said people look to the Levy County Commission
to protect their way of life.
"It's up to youto protect us. We look to you to protect us," he said. "I'm mad. A lot
.of people are mad. You fight for us."
Michaels and other residents are mad about Tarmac America's proposal to build the
Tarmac King Road Mine on 9,400 areas about a mile west of U.S. 19 and two miles
north of state Route 40. The mine wouldoccupy about half the land and the rest would
be set aside as mitigation. The portionset aside is on the western part of the land
adjacent to state land.
Tarmac America plans to produce cashed rock for construction. The company
estimatesthat the mine could produce bout 600 million tons of limerock, which
would be extracted using an ammonium-nitrate-based explosive to blast the rock
before refining and washing it.
The company took its proposal to the Levy County Planning Commission Dec. 3 but
was required to produce more information. The proposal will not be on the February
Planning Commission agenda and probably won't make the March agenda, said Ron
Corbitt, director ofthe county's Devepment Department.
After it has gone before the PlanninCommission, it goes before theLevyCounty
Commission for a quasijudicial hearing to determine if theproject complies with
county requirements and the comprehensive plan.
That hearing is the time to bring cofiments, commissioners said. Commission
Chairman Sammy Yearty said he had concerns about the project.
"We will study it thoroughly before we make our decision," he said.
Commissioner Lilly Rooks warned residents that a lobbying effort underway in
Tallahassee is seeking legislation that would take mining decision outofthe hands
of local governments. A similar effort last yearfailed. She advised residents to contact
their legislators expressing their opposition.
County Attorney Anne Bast Browntold residents that Tarmac has the burden of
proving that its proposal meets the standards set by theounty's comprehensive plan.
Residents maypresent information, but only information inthe form of evidence can
be considered by commissioners in their deliberations. "
Tarmac will need to bring in experts to talk about traffic studies and other aspects of
Sthe mining operation's impact. Residentswill need to focus their efforts on evidence,
not preference.
"It's not what the people want," she said. "That is not competent and substantial
evidence."
For residents, the primary concerns are the threat to the water supplythe truck
traffic and the destructionof natural habitat.
Betty Berger of Inglis: warned that the proposal'splanned use of 22 million gallons

1. tdLon`tbelieve thafht heock. ismQreIns mpe a tntha aetr," she said.
M`Likeieberger 6f Yiakeetown asked commiissioners to require that the project
meet all legal standards expressed in planning requirements including the conservation
element of the comprehensive plan. Thlanandis environmentally sensitive and as suc
is protected from;mining operations.:
SMichaels wared of heavy traffic.He asked commissioners to envision 1,000 dump
truck trips a day, with each truck spewing smoke, emitting dust and hitting the brakes
as they pass through the intersection of state Route 40 and U.S. 19 in Inglis.
Yearty elected to second consecutiveterm as commission
chair
Levy County Commissioners elected Sammy Yearty to a second consecutive term as
chair of thecommission.
Commissioners elected Nancy Bellvice chair. The terms are for one year and are
determine during the first commission!meeting after the New Year.
Commissioner Lilly Rooks nominated Yearty, saying he had done a wonderful job
as chair over the past year.
"I appreciate the words of confidence," Yearty said.
Rooks also nominated Bell. Commissioner Tony Parker seconded bothmotions.
County seeks funds to continue Teen Driver Improvement
Program
Levy County may get a second year:of the Teen Driver ImprovementProgram, a
program that teaches teenagers safe driving techniques and attitudes.
Commissioners approved a grantapplication for $10,000 from the Florida
Department of Transportation to continue aprogram that has generated much support
among county offcials during the pasear In moving to upport thegrant application,
Commissioner Nancy Bell said the program was excellent.
Lt. Sean Mullins of the Levy County Sheriff's Office requested the grant. He said
the money would be used for, more education videos and golf carts that participants use
to practice driving techniques. The grant does not require a county match, Mullins said.


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