<%BANNER%>
Levy County journal
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028309/00170
 Material Information
Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson, Fla
Creation Date: May 1, 2008
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bronson (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Levy County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 17 (Aug. 1, 1929).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 33129639
lccn - sn 95026738
System ID: UF00028309:00170

Full Text












SY COUNTY JOURNAL

H E CO IT NTY PAPER * ES T. 192

VOL. 83, N1Eo


Inside


Firefighters train
18 state firemen complete
tough training in Bronson.
Find out who they are and
where they work, Page 5.
Sheriff's arrests
The Levy County Sheriff's
Office had another busy
week, with battery charges
and drug arrests among the
activities, Page 8.
Fire manager
speaks
New developments have
come to light over the
firing of Williston City
Manager James Coleman,
Page 9.


Tarmac mine
The Tarmac mine site near
Inglis has garnered plenty
of attention from people
on both sides of the issue.
One of the main points of
contention is the status of
area wetlands. See why on
Page 10.
Williston baseball
How did the Red Devils
do Tuesday night against
Union County? Find all of
Steve Jarboe's details on
Page 11,
Education notes
Kellie Parkin is once again
talking education, so you
know her column will
be filled with interesting
tidbits and helpful hints for
everyone, Page 13..


It's Koaeo lime!
Late April means Bull Bash
and High School Rodeo
time in Levy County.
Pictures on Page 18





8 90782 0020 8

: z00<
= >OZ
2w<
-mo
MOO
r-"S:
- w

0

-~
- 0

- z
- M
- r-


Levy residents say


nuclear plants good

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


CRYSTAL RIVER - Levy County business leaders and residents
- left no doubt last week they support Progress Energy's proposal to
build a pair of nuclear power plants north of Inglis.
The comments came during a Florida Public Service Commission
,-. hearing aimed at gathering public input about the proposal. PSC
S members are attempting to determine if the additional electric
generation is needed and if nuclear power is the best option.
Progress Energy petitioned the PSC on March 8 for a determination
-. cof need on whether it should construct two nuclear power plants in
.. southwest Levy County. A service hearing to gather public input wa�
held in Crystal River oneApril 23. A second hearing is set for 9:30 a.m.
. Wednesday, May 21 at the Betty Easley Conference Center, Room
S148, 4075 Esplanade Way in Tallahassee.
� " , One of the PSC's board members, Nancy Argenziano, who was a
m former state representative and state senator before being appointed to
. - the board, lives in Citrus County along Lake Rousseau. She participated
eiBh n in Crystal River hearing at the Plantation Inn.
v- * In the hearing, Progress Energy said two additional nuclear power
Wild Hogs RicBumha plants are needed to increase its generating capacity, improve fuel
Brothers Justin (left) and Daniel Maynard paddle hard near the diversity, reduce dependence on fuel oil, natural gas and coal, reduce
end of the annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race held Saturday air emissions compliance costs and contribute to the long-term stability
on the Waccassasa River. Justin, of Chiefland, and Daniel, of Gulf and reliability of Florida's electric grid. Construction costs for the two
Hammock, comprised one of 51 teams competing in this year's
race. For more, see Page 12. See Nuclear, Page 5


Susan Gruber: Levy County's Teacher of the Year


Story and photo by Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

Hilltop Alternative School educator Susan Gruber was recognized
as the 2008 Levy County School District Teacher of the Year April 24
at the "Night of Excellence Ceremony" honoring the county's teachers,
staff and volunteers. All recipients were nominated by their peers.
Gruber has spent the last seven years teaching in Levy County.
"She's a fantastic teacher," said student Isaiah Bivins. "I come in
mad every morning, and it only takes one look from her to put a smile
on my face. She turns it around every time."
"Well, most every time," Gruber said, to which both student and

City: Developers should pay

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland City Commissioners approved a change to their
comprehensive plan Monday requiring developers to pay their fair share
of school construction costs in certain cases.
If a development brings families to Chiefland and results in the schools
having to build more classrooms, the developer would have to pay his or
her fair share of the school construction costs for those classrooms.
Commissioner Teresa Barron's motion toapprove the new concurrency
rule said the developers could not be held responsible for any existing
school construction deficiencies at local schools.
The Florida Legislature brought about the new concurrency
requirements. The law requires local governments to adopt a public school
facilities element as part of their comprehensive plan to assist with the
planning for local schools.
Commissioners were unhappy about being forced to adopt another
mandate from the state. They studied it for months before approving their
version of the rule.
City Manager Grady Hartzog said the state senate, which authored
the new concurrency rule, is worried about not having enough money for


Lt. Evan Sullivan (center) of the Levy County Sheriff's
Office, conducts a news conference on the arrests of
local drug dealers as Dixie County Sheriff Dewey Hatcher
(left) and Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith look on.


teacher laughed.
This exchange is emblematic of Gruber's report with the students.
"She gets the kids interested anyway she can," said Patti Fortune,
Hilltop's Staffing Coordinator. "She even sings nursery rhymes to them.
They won't admit it, but they love it."
A typical day in Gruber's classroom will show students eager to
participate and learn.
"Fairy tales, poetry, drama- if it's interesting they become motivated
and involved," Gruber said.
This week Gruber's eight-grade Language Arts students are studying

See Gruber, Page 9

share of school construction

schools, so it passed down an unfunded requirement to school boards and
local governments.
He said the city had no choice but to comply with the state. requirement,
but it didn't want to discourage future development with a rule that hurt
developers.
In other business:
* Commissioners voted to seek bids for their garbage service. The
five year contract with Waste Pro expires on Oct. 28.
Hartzog said the city has earned $300,000 from its 8.2 percent franchise
fee during the five years of the garbage contract. The money is used for
city streets. Hartzog said the reason the money is set aside for roads is
.because the garbage trucks damage city streets.
The city recently resurfaced four streets using franchise fee money.
Additional street repaving is being planned this year.
City staff was authorized to advertise for a five year contract. The
franchise fee will be left at 8.2 percent.
* Staff was also authorized to advertise for bids for health insurance,
workers compensation and general liability..Insurance costs have become
one of the city's largest annual expenditures.

See City, Page 5


76 arrested on drug charges


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Many of Chiefland's suspected drug
dealers disappeared from the city's streets
two weeks ago, but it wasn't a mystery to
law enforcement.
The suspects had been rounded up
by the Levy County Sheriff's Office -
Chiefland Police Department Drug Task
Force, Dixie County Sheriff's Office,
federal Drug EnforcementAdministration,
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
and the United States Attorney's Office
for the northern district of Florida.
The combined effort resulted in the
arrest of 76 people on drug charges on
April 18 and the seizure of 110 pounds


of crack cocaine and 11 pounds of
powder. cocaine following the largest
drug investigation in the history of both
counties.
"This is a heck of a lick for us
against drugs in our county and city,"
said Chiefland Police Chief Robert
Douglas Monday at the City Commission
meeting.
Douglas said an informant called to
say he was having trouble buying drugs
around Chiefland because none of the
dealers were around.
"For the past two weeks after this
happened, it's like a ghost town in our
drug community," Douglas said.

See Drugs, Page 8


.. A


L AW.








2 May 1, 2008


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Levy County Journal


OBITUARIES


RUSSELL BERNARD
Russell Bernard, 64, passed away on April 23 at Nature
Coast Regional Hospital in Williston.
Russell had lived in the Morriston area for the past 15
years, having come from Bradenton. He worked at Miller's
Bearings as a sales clerk.
Russell is survived by his brother, Ronald Bernard, and
his sister-in-law, Claudia Bernard, along with many friends.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home.

DORIS USHER PHILPOT CARNES
Doris Usher Philpot Carnes, 90, passed away April 23 at
Tri-County Nursing Home.
Doris was born Nov. 2, 1917 in Chiefland to Etter and Iris
Usher. She was a lifelong resident of the Tri-County area.
Doris was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist
church of Keystone Heights.
Doris was preceded in death by two husbands: Gordon
Philpot and Carl Carnes; two daughters: Mary Etta Connella
and Elaine Wasson; three sisters: Sara Wilson, Mirian
Buchanan and Martha "Pete" Lathrop.
Doris is survived by a daughter, Anita (Charles) Bryant
of Bell; two sons: Sidney (Cheryl) Philpot of Lakeland and
Richard Philpot of Gainesville; a brother, Etter (Helen)
Usher, Jr. of Chiefland; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-
grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday at Bell Cemetery,
with Pastor Jerry Milton and Dr. Ray Scott conducting the
service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Doris
Carnes Memorial Fund, Tri-County Nursing Home, 7280
SW State Road 26, Trenton, Fla 32693.
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral
Home.

MARIE CLAIRE GRAVEL WEBB
Marie C. Webb, 99, passed away April 19 at Haven
Hospice Care Center in Chiefland.
Marie was born on Nov. 4, 1908 to Joseph and Stella
Gravel in Coleraine, Minn. She had resided with her
daughter in North Chiefland since moving from Palm Beach
County in 1997.
Marie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church in Chiefland. She was also a member of the
Springhouse Quilters Guild in Trenton and a volunteer
worker for Hospice and Another Way.
Mrs. Webb is survived locally, by her daughter, Gloria W.
Sutton of Chiefland; a son, Theodore W. Webb of Fanning
Springs; three nieces: Marianne L. Webb, Elizabeth A.
Medeiros and Madison Jones, all of Fanning Springs. She
is also survived by two more sons, William E. (Michele)
Webb of Boynton Beach and Shaughn J. (Sandra) Webb of
Lantana; and 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and
14 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on April 24, at Watson Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
in Lake Wales at a later date with internment at Lake Wales
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven
Hospice of the Tri-Counties at 311 Northeast 9th St.,
Chiefland, Fla. 32626
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral
Home.

TRUITT FRANK ISHIE
Truitt Frank Ishie, 52, of Bronson passed away April 18 at
his home in Bronson.
Born and raised in Bronson, Mr. Ishie moved to Orlando
in 1982 where he owned and operated Ishie's Lawn Service,
Inc., and returned to Bronson in 2007. He enjoyed watching
NASCAR and was an avid Gator fan. He enjoyed hunting
and fishing and belonged to the Blue Springs Hunting Club.
. Mr. Ishie is survived by his daughter, Anna Ishie Wisdom
(Chris); a stepson, Gwain Key; five nephews; five great
nephews: Hayden, Jackson, Carson, Brandon, C.J.; two
great nieces: Cassie and Erin; three sisters: Neva Holland
(Jack), Anne Hair (Sid), and Royala Asbell Coleman; one
granddaughter, Madilyn Wisdom; as well as countless
friends throughout the state of Florida.


A Memorial Service was held April 24 in the Bronson
High School Auditorium.
Knauff Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MORRIS BRAVERMAN
Morris Braverman, 83, passed away April 20. Morris had
lived in Williston since 1986 and worked as a maintenance
supervisor before retiring.
Morris is survived by his wife, Ruth Braverman; one son,
Andrew Braverman; one daughter, Mara Roper; one brother,
Aaron Braverman; two sisters, Lee Sabshan and Phyllis
Grossman; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home.

JOHN H. "JOHNNY" HOWELL
John H. "Johnny" Howell, 81, of Williston passed away
April 19 at the VA due to an extended illness.
Born in Miami, he had lived in Williston since 1960. He
was a farmer and former owner along with his wife of the
Driftwood Restaurant. After his retirement he supervised
the construction of Bay Field Horse Farm in Williston. He
belonged to the First Baptist Church in Williston. He served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Howell is survived by his wife of 59 years, Edna
Howell; one nephew, Terral Howell; one niece, Margaret
Howell; one great nephew, John Paul Howell; and one
cousin, James Dean.
Funeral services for Mr. Howell were held April 23 in
the chapel of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston with the
Reverand Tony Club officiating. Burial followed in the
Orange Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday.
Arrangements were under the direction of Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston.


MELBA LEE UNDERHILL
Mrs. Melba Lee Underhill, 85, of Cross City passed away
at North Florida Regional Medical Center April 23 after a
long illness.
Mrs. Underhill was born Sept. 11, 1922 in Taylor
County, Florida. She was raised in Dixie County, where she
moved with her parents. Melba served as the Dixie County
Supervisor of Elections from January 1961 until she retired
in 1981.
She was a member of the Baptist Purity Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Ray
Underhill; parents, Larson and Annie King, and brother Joel
King.
Mrs. Underhill is survived by her children, Cecelia
Ray (Bill) Schnorbus, Terry Lee (Deloris) Underhill,
Larry Wayne Underhill, Gary Lynn Underhill and Cindy
(Arthur) Bellot, all of Cross City; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-
grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; a brother L.
B. King of Cross City; three sisters: Lucille Futch of Cross
City, Mary Hobbs of Hampton, Va. and Janet Pitts of Cross
City.
Funeral Services were held April 26 at the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bobby Bryan
officiating. Burial followed at Cross City Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

DORA ICELENA WOODBY
Dora Icelena Woodby, 87, of Chiefland, passed away
April 23 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
Ms. Woodby retired as a machine operator in the medical
manufacturing field. She moved to Chiefland from Ft. Myers
22 years ago.
She is survived by her sons Harold Woodby of Chiefland
and Johnnie Woodby of Fort Myers; her daughter Diane
(Fred) Seyez of Trenton; her brother Carlyle Hand of Union
City, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2


r--- . ..- - -
SNow is the time to

purchase from the

Shed Ranch
Carports, Sheds & Garages! An Product


We Buy, Sell,
- Trade or Move


ronson
SR 24 next to Bronson Speedway
.- www.theshedranch. com 352-486-2113


-Diagnostic Testing l d
tMastery-Based LearningK
t Academic ExcellenceAvia
tPhonetic-Based Reading
t Character Development
t Traditional Values PUS
tDVD Curriculum Enhancemants
Online Technology Training
Give Your Child The BEST!
Call Today for more Information
352-486-2112
HIGHER LEARNING www.creeksidechristion.org


great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held graveside at the Antioch
Cemetery in Chiefland Saturday with the Reverend Don
Morrie officiating.
Funeral arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Chapel in Cross City.

JOUQUIM GOMES, JR.
Jouquim Gomes, Jr., 75, of Horseshoe Beach passed
away on April 21.
Born in Key West, he was a resident of Horseshoe
Beach for the past 35 years where he provided for his
family as a commercial fisherman.
Mr. Gomes was a member of the New Beginnings
Church in Horseshoe.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Jean Gomes of
Horseshoe Beach; three sons: Jouquim Gomes, III of
Bronson, Edward Gomes of N.C., and Jack Gomes of
Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters: Joyce Ann Gomes of
Ocala and Beverly Adams ofN.C.; a brother, Franklin
Gomes of Punta Gorda; a sister, Paula Rimes of LaBelle;
five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 24 at the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend
Sammy Corbin officiating. Internment followed at the
Butler Cemetery in Horseshoe Beach.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City.

ROSE MARY TOMAINO
Rose Mary Tomaino, 87, passed away April 22 at Ayers
Heath and Rehabilitation in Trenton.
Born Jan. 7, 1921 in Keyport, N.J. to John and Louise
Cusano, she moved to this area from New Jersey in 2001.
Mrs. Tomaino was a retired business owner of a
confectionery store. She was a past member of St.
Anthony's Catholic Church in Red Bank, N.J. and was
a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and Council of
Catholic Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis
Tomaino.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly T. Smith of
Newberry and Mary Catherine "Cathy" Demoreski of
Niceville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland. Burial will take
place in New Jersey.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

JAMES ROBERT "BOBBY"' AYCOCK
James Robert "Bobby" Aycock, 66, of Trenton passed
away April 24 at his home surrounded by his family and
friends.
He was bom in Plant City on May 11, 1941 to James
and Thelma Aycock. Bobby was a heavy equipment
operator.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Hulton of Trenton;
his daughters, Tanya Hulton and Vickie Aycock, both
of Trenton; sons Tyler Aycock of Pelham, Ga., Randy
Turner of Trenton and Scott Allen of St. Cloud; three
grandchildren; sisters June Broom from Loughman and
Shelia Chimento and Martha Knapp, both of Brandon;
and his uncle, Jim Aycock of Hudson. He is also survived
by close friends, Jeffery Wombles, Connie Calderon, Sue
Taylor, Chris Turner and Jamie Taylor.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Trenton
Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd.,
Chiefland.


Paving * Grading
Asphalt Maintenance * Sealing & Striping
Commercial & Residential


Office (352) 528-5422 * Fax (352) 528-9289
Email pwilson@acpave.com
230 SE Hwy. 41 * Williston


PELC A

Clyatt House Learning Center

caFe * Caring * Educational
Our New Center is NOW OPEN(
and
Accepting Applications for
Enrollment, Ages 2-122
UODA Food Program * Head Start * Early
Head Start * VPK * Toddler * Preschool and
AftergChool programs ,
3690 NW 120th Street, Chiefland, FL * 352-493-7304 ;i.~ '


"'- " - -"--

GET RESULTS!
Place Your Classified Ad
in the Journal Today!


IAi _Fadar
ACjNTPA


5- tartour new
career now!
"Learn skills that
Tkckin Ca1 will makce ou
The S X7i Ca .. oolom Cetitive in
5 5 2- 57-6096 Corn t j
to aNew Classes sa April
New Classes 5tart April 7th marLet"


253 SW27t Av, Oal







May 1,2008 3


EZDA gives local businesses a helping hand


By Rick Burnham
Editor

. James Minchin, owner and operator of Little Caesar's
Pizza of Chiefland. has seen a significant slowdown of
the economy in Levy County in recent weeks. It is the
perfect time, he added, for a bit of assistance from the
state of Florida.
Pam Blair was more than happy to lend a helping
hand.
Minchin, with assistance from Blair's Enterprise
Zone Development Agency, recently received $3,200 to
help pay for equipment used in his restaurant. Michin
said Blair was key to getting all the paperwork filled out
to send to state officials in Tallahassee. Her knowledge of
the system and experience in working with area business
leaders large and small made all the difference in the
world, Minchin added.
"The state wants to make the process as difficult
as possible," Minchin said. "In fact, without Pam, we
probably would not have been able to do this. We had
to do our part by getting serial numbers, but Pam really
does her job well."
That's the beauty of the EZDA, said Blair, executive
director and zone coordinator for the Levy County
Enterprise Zone Development Agency, one of 26 in
the state. People just starting new businesses do not
normally have the time to spend on completing extensive
paperwork. So she does it for them.
"They provide the application, but we do all the'
paperwork," she said. "We even mail it for them. The
businesses do not really have to do anything but provide
me information."
The Nature Coast Business Development Council
sponsored the application to state officials for the Levy
County zone to begin operations. Governor Charlie Crist
approved the zone earlier this year, and local businesses
are eligible for incentives, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2007.
"Businesses in our designated area, including all
of Levy County, and businesses that relocate into that
area receive special incentives," she said. "Incentives on
business equipment purchased for more than $5,000, a
sales tax refund, and others."
The largest and most lucrative, she said, is the jobs
tax credit. Businesses and corporations receive a 30
percent tax credit on the salaries of each person hired
to fill a ne 'pdsition.Tibr ever nev .positioni.businesses
or corporations hire a person to.,fill, -the -business will
receive a tax credit on 30 percent of that person's salary
- as long as the person filling the job lives in Levy, Dixie
or Gilchrist County.
"That adds up," Blair said. "No one can provide this
much money back to a business. You have to spend a lot

Tired of Popups?

levyjournalonline.com

We're the better choice!


David Renaud D.V.M. Kathy Bowkero.v.M.
* Preventative Care, Medicine,
Surgery & Dentistry
* Convenient appointments available
* Three year vaccines for dogs and cats
* Early morning drop-off service
* Personal, compassionate service
J � * Warm caring staff
A '. * Finance plans available through Care
Credit

"Tashi"
Office Hours
Mon. -Fri. 8am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 12nQon

E S 5MEDICINE.-SURGERY-DENTIST


of money to get it, but it really adds up over time."
New employees must be full-time, working a
minimum of 36 hours a week, she added.
"By receiving the job tax credit, it saves businesses
enough money to hire a person full time instead of part
time," she said. "The employee gets a full-time job,
and the business gets a full time employee instead of a
part time employee who may eventually go somewhere
else."
Scoggins Chevrolet will receive tax credit on $700
per month for the next two years, Blair said.
"That business is going to save $16,000," she said.
"That will allow them to hire somebody else, and that is
the whole purpose of the program."
Small businesses are not the only ones who stand to
benefit, Blair said. The new hospital planned for Levy
County could receive as much as $11 million in jobs tax
credit incentives, Blair said.
Other incentives include tax refunds for building
materials, Blair added. The refund requires a minimum of
$8,900 spent on renovations, but does not include labor
costs. Anyone improving a property - not just business
owners - are eligible for this incentive, she said.
"Anyone who enhances or approves a property can
receive their sales tax back," she said. "People have to
have receipts on what they spend, or they have to wait
until their property is reassessed,"
Blair said that EZDA is not government funded.
"We rely on funding from private businesses to
operate," she said. "Unfortunately, the government is not
in a position to fully fund us."
. Regardless of how the program is funded, Minchin
said, it is a good one. Little ,Caesars is up and running,
and has been since early October.
"It is always nice to get something from the state,"
he said. "These days, every little bit helps."


' SALE , SALE _--- SLE ., SALE J 7 SALE (~ SALE L 7, SALE


loIn


~m m'J


U.C. Certi






MANAGER'S SPECIAL
'06 Honda Ridgeline


_d __ Sae1l
wLs�..Aeadf lA


'07 Chevy
Avalanche
MSRP $47,335.00
Discount -
s2,464.75
REBATE -
"" " "3'*,7:5,. ... '


SALE


(j)SALE
In
bbm


41o1 20 ;


9 f-l"lvda Ilbo mmk mmmm


1W I@ �W WW ASIW ^ WsULow U IA n


Up To 48 Mos. ' o s60_0S.
On Cobalt, HHR, Silverado, Tahoe & Suburban! I
As OW Up To 6O Mos. I
3/4 Ton 4x4 54 9% on Impala, Malibu,
Work Trucks! o Lacrosse & Trailblazer!
'05 Chevy Crew


Diesel. Leather
#1s09A619,995 - '06 Imnias-


32 MPG!
'06 Chevy Colorado


Like New 38K MilesI
.711A7 15,995
'06 Chevy Colorado


#1627A


I "Tri County's Premier Plumbing Contractor" |


#1731A
'15,995*


'08 Chevy Silverado Reg. Cab
4Ki- . *#175 6,995*
#1619A$1 5,995 #s6699 I

\^M AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION T


Sales Dept. Open � Great choice 35 Years Service to the
Mon.-Fri: 8 to 7; Sat. 9 to 4; t Asat. CO ears Service to the
Closed Sunday _a Tri-County Communities -
Body Shop Open
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 5 .
Service Dept. Open
24 Hour Towing U C
Call 493-7061 .
352-493-4263 C EVoGGIN
www.scogginschevybuick.com D "rn'N A R i
�......,,. .".. .... . .:.'.'. EPAewm-.. e.. 1424 North Young Blvd., Chiefland
Y SALE SALE JL Z SALE ) SALE _)A. L SALE ' SALE J..L/ SALE ,. SALE


LevCountyJournal AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Claudia Huffer cooks a pizza at Little Caesar's.


I








EDITORIAL


4May 1, 2008


Levy County Journal


The Democrats' Jimmy Carter problem


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

So much for Jimmy Carter's triumphal peace mission in the Middle East.
Like everything else he has done on foreign policy, the world's biggest tool
for jihad propaganda created yet another bloody mess. Quick review:
After proclaiming that Hamas terrorists were willing to accept Israel
as a "neighbor next door," Carter's Hamas hug buddies flipped him the bird. They
gladly accepted the diplomatic legitimacy Carter's visit conferred upon them, while
clinging bitterly to their insistence on the destruction of the Jewish state.
After laying a wreath in honor of the murderous Yasser Arafat, Carter dutifully
agreed to deliver a letter from kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to his parents
on behalf of the terrorists who are holding him hostage. Shalit's father rightly jeered
Carter as nothing more than a postman for Hamas.
After Carter asserted that the State Department never clearly opposed his trip,
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pointed out that she had explicitly warned
him against meeting with Hamas. Not to mention all those bold-faced, unequivocal
headlines before the trip announcing that "State Department opposes Carter meeting
with Hamas chief" (USA Today) and "Rice Criticizes Carter for Reported Meeting
Planned With Hamas" (Fox News).
What part of "Don't meet with the Jew-hating killers, you idiot!" didn't Carter
understand?
Article 13 of the Hamas charter is also as clear as day: "There is no solution for
the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international
conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
Jimmy Carter's thick skull and moral myopia are an American embarrassment
and an American problem. But more precisely: Jimmy Carter is a Democratic
problem. He casts a long, feckless shadow over the party -- and it will haunt the
party through the Democratic National Convention in August and beyond.
Carter is a Democratic Party superdelegate who will undoubtedly seek a
prominent role at the convention this August. But the party can ill afford a diarrhea-
of-the-mouth moment from their elder terror apologist. The world is watching and
listening.
Though he has not formally endorsed Barack Obama, Carter has made enough


Jimmy Carter's thick skull and moral myopia
are an American embarrassment and an -
American problem.
Michelle Malkin




positive noise about the campaign to send Iranian TV into euphoria. The regime's
media arm led with an item earlier this week headlined, "Carter: Obama favorite
worldwide." The news item quoted Carter as saying that Obama is supported by
"many people in Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal. ... World opinion is strongly supportive
of Obama, that's all we hear."
(Left off the list of legitimate world opinion, of course: Israel.)
Despite Obama's milquetoast protestations of Carter's visit and his technocratic
disavowal of Hamas, Carter and Hamas are giving Obama two thumbs up. (Obama's
associations with anti-Semites like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the Louis
Farrakhan-cheerleading Rev. Michael Pfleger give him all the cred he needs.)
Conservatives have mobilized to protest Carter's terrorist shilling. GOP Rep.
Sue Myrick called for his passport to be revoked; Rep. Joe Knollenberg wants $19
million in taxpayer funding to be withdrawn from his Georgia-based scholarly
institution. But the Sick-Of-Jimmy-Carter Coalition isn't just a Republican club.
The Jewish Daily Forward reports that "some liberal observers ... worry that the
elder statesman may create headaches for the party at its nominating convention in
Denver."
Their angst is well placed. The question is: Will exiling America's top Hamas
apologist from the convention podium be enough to dispel the shadow of surrender?
Or, to paraphrase Obama, can the Democrats no more disown Carter than they can
disown the softheaded liberalism at the party's ideological core?
Michelle Malkin is author of "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild. " Her
e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.


The Economics of College


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate

front-page headline in the New York Times captures much of the
economic confusion of our time: "Fewer Options Open to Pay for Costs
of College."4
The whole article is about the increased costs of college, the
difficulties parents have in paying those costs, and the difficulties that both students
and parents have in trying to borrow the money needed when their current; incomes
will not cover college costs.
All that is fine for a purely "human interest" story. But making economic policies
on the basis of human interest stories -- which is what politicians increasingly do,
especially in election years -- has a big down side for those people who do not
happen to bein the categories chosen to write human interest stories about.
The general thrust of human interest stories about people with economic
problems, whether they are college students or people faced with mortgage
foreclosures, is that the government ought to come to their rescue, presumably
because the government has so much money and these individuals have so little.
Like most "deep pockets," however, the government's deep pockets come from
vast numbers of people with much shallower pockets. In many cases, the average
taxpayer has lower, income than the people on whom the government lavishes its
financial favors.
Costs are not just things for government to help people to pay. Costs are telling
us something that is dangerous to ignore.
The inadequacy of resources to produce everything that everyone wants is the
fundamental fact of life in every economy -- capitalist, socialist or feudal. This
means that the real cost of anything consists of all the other things that could have
been produced with those same resources.
Building a bridge means using up resources that could have been used building
homes or a hospital. Going to college means using up vast amounts of resources that
could be used for all sorts of other things.
Prices force people to economize. Subsidizing prices enables people to take more
resources away from other uses without having to weigh the real cost.
Without market prices that convey the real costs of resources denied to
alternative users, people waste.
That was the basic reason why Soviet industries used more electricity than
American industries to produce a smaller output than American industries produced.
That is why they used more steel and cement to produce less than Japan or Germany
produced when making things that required steel and cement.


... the real cost of anything consists of
all the other things that could have been
produced with those same resources.
Thomas Sowell


When you pay the full cost -- that is, the full value of the resources in alternative
uses -- you tend to economize. When you pay less than that, you tend to waste.
Whether someone goes to college at all, what kind of college, and whether they
remain on campus to do postgraduate work, are all questions about how much of the
resources that other people want are to be taken away and used by those on whom
we have arbitrarily focused in human interest stories.
This is not just a question about robbing Peter to pay Paul. The whole society's
standard of living is lower when resources are shifted from higher valued uses to
lower valued uses and wasted by those who are subsidized or otherwise allowed to
pay less.
The fact that the Soviet economic system allowed industries to use resources
wastefully meant that the price was paid not in money but in a far lower standard
of living for the Soviet people than the available technology and resources were
capable of producing.
The Soviet Union was one of the world's most richly endowed nations in natural
resources -- if not the most richly endowed. Yet many of its people lived almost as if
they were in the Third World.
How many people would go to college if they had to pay the real cost of all the
resources taken from other parts of the economy? Probably a lot fewer people.
Moreover, when paying their own money, there would probably not be nearly
as many people parting with hard cash to study feel-good subjects with rap sessions
instead of serious study.
There would probably be fewer people lingering on campus for the social scene
or as a refuge from adult responsibilities in the real world.
To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators
Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.
creators.com. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is www.tsowell.com.


Read Michelle Malkin and Thomas Sowell online @ www.levyjournalonline.com
U 1


TEVY COUNT'
JOURNAL
EI H COUNTY PAIERV Or VFCC0EU * EST. 92

The legal organ of Levy County, Florida, The Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by
Levy Publishing, Inc., 440 S. Court St., Bronson, Fla. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, Fla. (USPS 310-780).
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to


Publisher
A.D. Andrews


General Manager


Levy County Journal Roz Tartaglione Rick Burnham
P.O. Box 159
Bronson, Fla. 32621. Office Manager/Chiefland Staff Writer
Robin Heath Terry Witt
Subscription Rates
In Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie Counties: $17 Graphics/Events Correspondent
In State: $22 Coordinator Kellie Parkin
Out of state: $27 Kelly Quatkemeyer Sports
Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible Sales Steve Jarboe
for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher's liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Beverly Hillard
Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Classified deadline is 2 p.m. Monday. Deadline for Letters to the Editor is noon
Friday. Letters to the Editor should be 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. Letters must be signed and bear the signature
of the author.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Chiefland - 13 South Main St., Chiefland, Fla. 32644 (352) 490-4462 Fax: (352) 490-4490. Bronson - 440 South Court St., Bronson, Fla. 32621. (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042


Editor








Levy County Journal f lEDITORIAL


City, from Page 1
* Planning board members Mary Marshall, Maxie
Beauchamp and Joe Scott were reappointed to the board.
* Commissioners each received a gift packet from
Eliza Renaud, the young girl whose market hog was bought
by the commissioners and city staff after it failed to make
the Suwannee River Fair. She included a small card telling
everyone how much she appreciated their generosity.
Commissioners Rollin Hudson, Teresa Barron, Sammy
Cason and Mayor Teal Pomeroy along with City Attorney
Norm Fugate, City Manager Grady Hartzog, Building and
Zoning Director Bill Hammond and Deputy Clerk Mary
Elizey each paid $50 to buy the hog exhibited by Eliza,
daughter of veterinarian David Renaud. The hog didn't
make the fair because it was five pounds too light. The
hog will be the main fare at a city barbeque for employees.
Pomeroy suggested having the barbeque soon because he
was paying the feed bill for the animal.
* At the previous board meeting, commissioners
recognized the Students of the Month for March from
Chiefland Schools. They are: Chiefland Elementary School
3rd grade student Annie Tolentino, daughter of Mario and
Teresa Tol.entino. She was described by her teachers as
pleasant, attentive and humble in all situations. She relates
well to her peers, as well as adults; Chiefland Middle School
8th grader Amanda Grieves shows dedication to her fellow
students and this alone would qualify her for recognition,
her teachers say. However, Amanda's conscientiousness
doesn't limit itself to her class work. She is compassionate,
courteous and extremely helpful to her fellow students
at Chiefland Middle School; Chiefland High School 10th
grader Morgan Smith, daughter of Stoney and Laura
Smith, is always well prepared for class, polite and takes
an active role in class discussions. Despite her heavy.class
load and cheerleading, she recently spent several hours in
preparation for the HOSA competition at CHS. Morgan
took over a demanding project and saw it through with
minimal supervision and outstanding results. She sets high
standards and is an excellent role model, her teachers said.
* Also at the previous meeting, commissioners
commended A.D. Andrews for donating 21 hardwood trees,
each 4-inch in diameter, to the. city for use at Buie Park and
Strickland Park. The trees were recently planted by city
staff. Board members discussed issuing a proclamation
commending Andrews for the donations, but they said he
wants no formal recognition. However, they said they would
thank him personally whenever they see him. Andrews is
publisher of the Levy County Journal and owns one of the
state's largest tree nurseries.


Jason Moran releases water from a fire hydrant during training in Bronson.

Volunteer firefighters complete training


Story and photos by Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

Four months of hard work and determination paid off
this week for 18 men as they completed more than 220
hours of Firefighter 1 training at the Bronson Fire and
Rescue Station. Look for next week's in-depth article and
photo essay, as the Journal explores just what it takes to
become a firefighter in the state of Florida. The following
is a list of each graduate and the fire department they will
serve:
James Abdale, ACFR Reserves
Kris Butcher, Morriston Fire
Allen Byrd, Chiefland Fire
Anthony DiMaggio, Cedar Key Fire
Ian Dyar, ACFR Reserves


Michael Foote, Bronson Fire
Carlos Frota, Cedar Key Fire
Anthony Holthaus, Bronson Fire
Terry "TJ" Kerr, Williston Fire
YousefKhateel, Chiefland Fire
Quinn Lesher, Williston Fire
Jason Moran, ACFR Reserves
Shiloh Parkin, Bronson Fire
Tommy Pavao, Cedar Key Fire
William Pool, Morriston Fire
Richard Roberts, ACFR Reserves
Wayne Ronk, Bronson Fire
Stanley Young, Williston Fire
Congratulations on your achievement. The Levy
County Journal salutes you and values your tremendous
commitment to the community.


Nuclear, from Page 1


plants are estimated to be $14 billion.
If the plants are not constructed, the compainy'said 80
percent of its generation will come from fossil fuels in the
future. Progress Energy's coal-fired plants in Crystal River
are often criticized in the media due to the greenhouse
gases and other airborne pollutants they generate.

Levy County
Carol McQueen, chairwoman of the Nature Coast
Business Development Council in Levy County, said a
strong partnership has evolved over the years between
Progress Energy and Levy County as a result of the
company being a good neighbor.
McQueen was referring to the Crystal River Nuclear
Power Plant in Citrus County 10 miles south of the proposed
nuclear generating units in Levy County.
"We're not plowing any new ground here," McQueen
said. "We need adequate and reliable power. We need this
plant."
Amanda Douglas, executive director of the Nature
Coast Business Development Council, said the organization
believes the nuclear power plants are an opportunity for
Levy County. She said the proposed plants would increase
prosperity and raise the tax base.
Chiefland realtor Doug King said the nuclear power
plants would be a clean industry that would add to the


Pardue Land Surveying

* Benchmark
* Subdivisions * Mortgage Survey


* Boundary

Phone (352) 493-0640
Fax (352) 493-7480


* Topo

1411 N.E. 23rd Ave.
Chiefland, FL 32626


TRI-COUNTY ALUMINUM &

SHUTTERS, LLC.


Siw


Turn your screen into a year round room.
Add Vinyl or Glass Windows!
*Rescreens -Aluminum Roofs -Railing *Hurricane Panels
*Impact Glass *PGT Windows *Window Replacements
* Pool Enclosure
352-463-0722 IISA
Licensed & Insured 15690 Hwy. 19, Chiefland, FL 32626


county's tax and job base.
S"Oulr'county struggles to pay'the bills, build the roads
and our children are going to school portable classrooms,"'
King said. "A nuclear power plant is good clean industry
and will provide jobs that are needed in Levy County."
In Citrus County, Progress Energy pays about $26
million to $30 million in property taxes, annually. The taxes
are paid on the nuclear power plant and four coal-fired
generating plants at the Crystal River Energy Complex as
well as power transmission lines.
Adding $14 billion in value to the Levy County
property tax roll would be a significant revenue boost for
county taxing authorities. The nuclear power plant is also
expected to add high wage jobs and indirect jobs through
businesses that cater to the plant on a daily basis.
Levy County resident Renata Cannon said she is 100
percent in favor of the plant. She said nuclear energy is a
reliable, safe fuel. When the plants begin operating in 2016
and 2017, she said the state will be experiencing another
population boom by then. .
"It will be very good for the citizens of the state
and Levy County," she said. "We got the new Chiefland
hospital. Wouldn't it be darling if we got the two nuclear
power plants to power this hospital.
Her husband, Barney Cannon, said the plants have been
needed for 30-40 years.


Tho Dreo Of
Your Dreamns
Prom <, Pageant 41ppareffor "
Women t Chi.tifen
Need Phus SiZes.? '-1e :7a 1 'I 'Thlem..
We Can'y Designer Gorns! ,


Boutique
352-490-9565
Tue.-Fri. 10-6 / Sat. 10-2
6 South Main St., Chiefland








IS40 YOUR CREDIT KEEPING YOU FROM MAKING A VERY
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL DECISION?
In Today's Financial Market, The Minimum Credit
Score To Purchase An Automobile Or A Home Has
Increased. We can help. CALL NOW!!!
Leo Lending, Inc. A
352-528-4110
40 N.W. Ist Street. Williston, FL


"We're playing catch up," he said.
Betty:Berger,.the onh ,Levy Counrty


resident to Sieak


against, the two plants, said the plants would destroy. the
town of Inglis and the lives of its 600 residents.
Crystal River Mayor Ron Kitchen said the city council
supports the two nuclear plants.
Citrus County Economic Development Council Director
Randy Welker said the council sees nuclear power as safe
and reliable, and he hopes the PSC 'supports development
of the plants.

Opponents Speak
Crystal River resident Norman Hopkins said the PSC
should consider any impact on surrounding communities,
the ecology and the level of the aquifer.
Morris Harvey, chairman of the Citrus County
Council's Fiscal Watch Committee, said he . supports
economic development, but is concerned about the size
of the economic burden Progress Energy customers must
shoulder if the two plants are built.


Coastal Paints, LLC

, * Computer Color Matching
Special Order Wallpaper & Blinds
* Hardi-Board Stain IN STOCK!
* Paint & Supplies

C 0.


Benjamin Moore Sto
Paints


(next to chiefland farm supply)


OSp
Chi<


The Only
Tri County
re to Exclusively
ecialize in Paint.
Hwy 129
efland, FL 32626


Ma ,2008


1. ik�w








AROUND LEVY COUNTY


6 May 1, 2008


Levy County Journal


Community Events

(The deadline for Community Events is 5 p.m. Friday)


Chiefland Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in
Chiefland is scheduled for this weekend at Chiefland
High School's football stadium. The goal is to raise
$42,000.
Cancer survivors will participate in a special walk to
open the ceremonies at 6 p.m Friday. The 15 teams will
walk throughout the night until the relay concludes at 9
a.m. Co-Chairs are Anni Egan and Cindy Chadwick.
Shrine breakfast
The Suwannee River Shrine Club will host an all-
you-can breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the
club, located half a mile north of Fanning Springs on
State Road 26. The cost is $5. The public is invited. For
more information, call 542-9284.
'Pickin' on the porch'
The Levy County Quilt Museum will hold a "pickin'
on the porch" beginning at 11 a.m. May 3. The public
is invited to come out and enjoy pickin' and singin' of
bluegrass and gospel music. *
The Levy County Quilt Museum is located one mile
north of Alt 27 on NW 10 Avenue in Levyville.
NC Business Development Council meets
The Nature Coast Business Development Council
Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. May 8
at the Cedar Key Public Library, 460 2nd St. in Cedar
Key. The meeting is open to the public.
Greek Festival
A festival to experience the culture of Greece will
be held today through Sunday at the Archangel Greek
Orthodox Church on Lake Highway in Lecanto.
Ceremonies will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, and from
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For additional
information,'call (352) 527-0766.
Carnival time
The Tri-County Relay for Life committee will host
an evening of fun, food, games, prizes, and entertainment
beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Chiefland High School. A
luminaria ceremony in honor and memory of those who
have battled cancer will be held, at dusk. Participants
can make a small donation and recognize their loved
ones with a personal luminaria during the ceremony. All
proceeds will beefit the American Cancer Society and
its local services, and programs. For more information
contact: Anni Egan at (352) 214-0837, Cindy Chadwick
at (352) 535-5306, or Heather Hayes (352) 376-6878
Ext. 119.

2008 Beck Family Reunion
The annual Beck Family Reunion will begin at 10
a.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church in Chiefland.



.;, ql.


Levy Animal Clinic
Wade Bullock, DVM
Kendra Philman, DVM
LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE


New Hours
M-Th 7:30-6
- F 7:30-5 (352) 528-4840
Sat 9-1
- - 505 S.W. 7TH STREET WILLISTON FL 32696
"SOUTH OF THE HOSPITAL" U.S. 41 SOUTH


.4r. v . 0


%NO


TRENTON:
Medical 352-463-2374
Pediatrics 352-463-6292
Pharmacy 352-463-4511
Chiropractic 352-463-2221
BELL:
Family HeallhCaroe 352-463-1100
Pharmacy 352-463-0400
BRANFORD:
Healfh a Wollnoes 386-935-3090


Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, along with
family pictures and memorabilia, and door prizes. The
door prizes can consist of anything from a bag of veggies
to homemade items. The door prizes will be awarded
during the day.
For more information call Marie Strange at (352)
493-2759 or Pam Owens at (352) 538-1845, or email to
plowens54@netscape.net.

Fanning, Manatee Springs Working Group
The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group
will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at Fanning Springs
City Hall. Businesses, organizations and individuals who
are interested in the groundwater basin of Fanning and
Manatee Springs are invited to attend and learn about
the health of the Springs. Guest speakers on spring water
quality status and trends, and on basin boundaries, will
be available.
For more information contact Working Group
Coordinator Carol Lippincott at (352) 377,8693 or
Carol Lippincott@cox.net.

Christmas in July
Metro Life Church in Casselberry will sponsor a
"Christmas in July" silent auction and teen toy and gift
drive from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 18. The auction and drive
will benefit the Christian HELP Community Christmas
Program. For more information and/or to donate auction
items, contact Sandi at (407) 834-4022.

David Manley at Turning
Point
Minister David Manley
will return to Turning Point
Wednesday, to intrigue and
entertain us and offer a bit of
scriptural wisdom through song
and drama.
A free-will offering will be
taken to support his ministry.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 463-1882 or page 493-
6259.
Wings of Freedom;, Corn Fest Fly-In .. invte
The Wings of Freedom Aviation Muisebhin will
celebrate their 8th Anniversary Corn Fest Fly-In at
Dunnellon-Marion County Airport May 17. The airport
is located between Ocala and Dunnellon off highway
484, approximately six miles west of State Road 200
intersection. Just follow the signs.
All area residents, families, and visitors are invited
to spend a fun-filled day. Activities will begin with a
pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by airplane rides
($15 per person), vendors, a silent auction, the inaugural
appearance of the newly-acquired MiG 15, and more. The
silent auction will feature such items as a hand-crafted
doll house and a weekend in Panama City Beach, among

Southern Nostalgia Gift lBaskets L [l. . ,
(A Wonderful Alternative to Flowers). .or
Anyone would love to receive one
of our beautiful Custom Baskets,
brimming with a bountiful selection
of their very favorite things' ,
To learn more please visIT our Website - "
sonogiftbaskets.com
for .A a[ .ro [ .l r. ormOT-Or
E-mail us at: sonobaskets@aol.com
or Telephone: 352-463-6442


I Health * WellInes * Life I


* Most insurance Accepted
* Complete Primarg Care
* slidingg Qeale Foes
* Wall Babg Exams
* Vaeeinations
* Family Planning
* Minor Trauma
* Immunizations
* Chiropractic Care
* Diagnostic X-Rags
* Minor surgical Procedures
* Diagnostic Laboratory
* Hearing a Vision Testing
* ADD/ADHD Evaluation


I www.trentonmedical.org

Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
Complete Primary Medical & Urgent Care
Service Provider.


0*


Part of the Trenton and Bell communities since 1971,
and now in Branford. We offer healthcare services for
the whole family, focusing on health and wellness
from birth to senior care With everything from health
check-ups and x-rays, to chronic disease manage-
ment and health screening, to chiropractic care and a
full-service pharmacy, we're a one-stop medical
provider for all your health needs


m - m


other items. Admission is by donation and all proceeds
will go toward acquiring a larger building to house the
growing museum and library collection.

Small business planning
The Levy Center of Central Florida Community
College will offer a four-hour course on Small Business
Planning for New and Existing Businesses from noon
to 4 p.m. Friday. The workshop will be presented by
experienced executives from SCORE - Counselors to
America's Small Business.
The course will address the concerns of those who are
considering starting a business but will also be relevant
to the owners of existing businesses. Topics include
developing, testing and protecting ideas; structuring
businesses; cash flow; financing; and business plan
preparation and evaluation.
The course fee, which has been reduced to $25,
includes interactive software to assist in the preparation
of a business plan. To enroll, visit the Levy Center at
114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland or call (352) 493-9533,
Ext. 2106. Enrollment deadline is Friday at noon.

Watermelon Festival
The 54th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival
will be held June 7. Areas residents and guests are
invited to come out and enjoy a wide variety of events,
including contests, arts, crafts and food vendors. The
parade begins at 10 a.m. and the annual Queen Contest
at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.chieflandwa
termelonfestival.com.

Deaf, hearing impaired meeting
A Deaf\Hearing Impaired, Club meeting will be
held from 7-9 p.m. May 2 at the First Baptist Church
(Fellowship Hall) in Bronson. Attendees are asked to
bring a covered dish to share. Contact Violet at (352)484-
8300 or (352) 486-5261 for more info.

Children's hospital forum
The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation will host a
Community Forum beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at Oak
Hall School. The forum will be hosted by Storm Roberts
from 98.5 KTK.
The purpose of the forum is to discuss the need for
a full-service children's hospital in Gainesville, and
how the North Central Florida community can work
together to achieve this goal. Foundation founders
Horst and Luisa Ferrero, along with local pediatricians,
will discuss the role parents should play in ensuring the
safety and well being of their children as they receive
medical care.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held
at Oak Hall School in the Edith D. Cofrin Theatre, 8009
S.W. 14th Ave. in Gainesville. For more information,
call (352) 333-2579.
See Calendar, Page 7

Main Hardware located at ,, l
517 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis D
(3/4 mile west of US 19 ) *
(352) 447-2600 Locatedat
S46 Hwy. 19 North
ai (In Food Ranch Plaza)
I No Hardware, just
Electric & Gas Fireplaces - Gifts
Better BBQ Grills - Canning Supplies
Office Supplies - Cards - Lodge Cookware

Turn Your House into a Home

House Plans
Residential Drawings
HOMETECH

SOLUTIONS, LLC
email: info@htshouseplans.com


"Ill


Chiefland:
352-507-4530
Cross City:
352-578-2074
Toll Free:
888-228-6053


Quality Health Care For The Entire Family
LAND
MEDICAL.
NTIER, L-LC.
TREATING ACUTE AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS
SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS FOR URGENT CONDITIONS
MINOR SURGICAL. MINCI'OR TRw\iU * L,\CL\rIION REIAIR
X-RAY * L\iAoeRAoR * EKG EMPII.OYMIN'I PIYSICAI-S
~ Podiatry Services Available ~
Convenient Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.- 7 p.m., Fri. 8:00 - 6 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - Noon
1113 N.W. 23rd Ave., Chiefland
(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)
Call (352) 493-9500 for an appointment today







Levy County Journal AROUND LEVY COUNTY


May 1, 2008 7


Dictionary day Tommy Harringlon
Teachers and students at Chiefland Elementary School show off new
dictionaries donated by the Chiefland Rotary Club April 22. The club donated
120 regular dictionaries, along with 25 dictionaries for students for whom
English is a second language. Pictured from left are Lena Weatherford,
Skylar Cannon, Rotary Club member Dennis Radice, Kellsey Garback,
Felicity Squires, Tammy Crosby, and Assistant Principal Matt McLelland.


usan Gruber(left) applauds her students' performance


Gruber, from Page 1
poems through Poetry Theatre.
"If they can participate in the poem - if they can be the poem, then they will
learn," she said. In Poetry Theatre, students study different poems and then act them
out in front of the others. "They're learning how to speak expressively... and bring
the poems to life," she said.
"She's really an awesome teacher," said student Cayla Castor. "She's been helping
me with my poetry all year."
"And she's a great poet herself," said Cassaundra Williams, another of Gruber's
students. Williams enjoys Gruber's teaching style and methods. "I love the'way she
teaches us poetry - it's interesting and fun."


Calendar, from Page 6


Medicare, Medicaid counseling
SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Dept
,of Elder Affairs, will conduct free and confidential
counseling on Medicare, Medicaid, Part D, and
Prescription Assistance Programs from 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday at the Williston library, and from 1:30-3:30
.p.m. Wednesday at the Bronson library.
Gospel concert
The Bronson Church of God will have a Gospel
Concert beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. The concert will
feature the Yeoman Family, and will be followed by
dinner on the grounds.

Levy County Fair meeting
The Levy County Fair Association will hold a general
meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the Williston Community
Center.
In addition, tihe association will present a fundraismg
"barbecue pork' nd chicken dinner'and dantihg at 7 p.m.
May 10 at the Williston Golf and Country Club. Tickets
are $15 per person. For information and/or to purchase
tickets, call (352) 486-3747.

Leadership luncheon
Central Florida Community College's Levy Center
and its partners, Nature Coast Business Development
Council Inc. and CLM Workforce Connection, are
hosting a leadership luncheon to explore strategies for
businesses and the community to "Stay Strong" now and
into the future.


The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at
the CFCC Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland.
The registration fee is $10 and includes a buffet lunch.
Reservations are required as seating is limited. For more
information, contact Joleen Gonzalez at (352) 493-9533,
Ext. 2106.
Bronson High School CFCC College Night
Central Florida Community College will host "CFCC
College Night" from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. May 8 in the BHS
cafetorium.
This event is geared to parents and students in grades
10-12, and those who attend will be provided with a wide
range of information on financial aid, dual enrollment,
and career and technical education opportunities.
Twelfth grade students will be invited to participate
in CFCC's "Go Higher, Get Accepted" program, and
a CFCC representative will be on hand to explain
the college's admission requirements. and assistswith
applications. 1,1 . . . i
In addition, a representative of the Herff Jones
Company will be available to talk with parents about
class rings and graduation announcements. Snacks,
drinks, and door prizes will be provided.
IDEA grant monies meeting
The Levy County School Board will hold a meeting
to provide input into the process of reviewing and
surveying needs for the 2008-2009 school year. The
meeting will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday in the ESE
Conference Room at the School Board's District ESE
Office at 350 School St. in Bronson.


Full Time in Chiefland!


Local Orthodontist Serving the Tri-County Area


Dr. Bill Martin
"Braces For Smiling Faces"
*Friendly, Comfortable Atmosphere
*Fun Place for Kids
*Latest Technology
*Flexible Payment Schedule
*29 Years Experience


ORTHODONTICS


Visit our website at www.martinorthodontics.com
410 N. Main Street, Suite'8 * Chiefland, FL * 352-490-0900


We are having a SELL OUT
Over 50 Sheds all REDUCED


Financing Available
Sizes from 8'x10'thru 12'x30'
Drive to Williston & Compare Hj
Hi


C-

ANDI-HOUSES�
THEY'RE PORTABLE


FREE DELIVERY & SET UP
No Coupon Needed
(up to 50 miles)
Shed lot is located at
North Florida Mini Storage -
. 710 S.W. 6th Avenue
-- Williston, FL
---- 352-528-4970


Discussion at the meeting will include planning for
the expenditure of anticipated federal grant dollars for
students with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals
with Disabilities Act.'
For more information contact Rosalind Hall of
Exceptional Student Education and Student Services
or Mary P. O'Leary, Secretary to the Director, School
Board of Levy County at (352) 486-5240 or fax to (352)
486-5242.
Kindergarten Orientation 07-08
Bronson Elementary School will host a kindergarten
orientation beginning at 7 p.m. May 12, and at 3 p.m.
May 14.
Bronson Homemakers meeting
Bronson Homemakers would like to thank everyone
in the community who made their Bingo a success. The
group's next meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. May 15 at
the Levy County Extension Center. New members are
welcome.V For more informationn call Dee Olsen at 486-
2319.
Annexation Committee Meeting
The City of Chiefland Annexation Committee will
hold its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at noon
Tuesday at Bell's Restaurant. All interested persons are
encouraged to attend.



Leslie Sapp


Construction, Inc.


352-463-7589

www.LeslieSapp.com
7239 S.W. 80th Avenue homes@lesliesapp.com
Trenton, Florida 32693 CR-C058431


Live the fife


Did you know 98% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more
appealing to the opposite sex? An array of options are available from AACD
member dentists to give you the smile you have always desired.
For your smile consultation, contact:
Robert E. Mount, Jr., DDS PA
Offering Cosmetic (Dentistry that WMaes
You (Proudof'YourSmile!
* TMJ Evaluation & Treatment * Zoom Bleaching *
One Appointment Crowns * Preventive Dentistry
Most Insurance Accepted * New Patients Welcome!
11o E. Park Avenue, Chiefland * 352-493-1416
VIS


I �








AROUND LEVY COUNTY


SMay 1,2008


Levy County Journal


Sheriff's arrests include battery, drugs


Making Your Home Safer
* Invest in solid doors
and good quality locks on
doors and windows. This
includes on all sliding glass
doors as well. Make it not
only difficult but also time
consuming for a burglar to
gain entry.
SWhenever you go
outside, lock the door and
take the key with you, even
if you are just stepping next
door or out mowing the
back yard. SHERIFS
* Don't put valuables
where they can be seen from CORNER
the window, especially items SHERIFF JOHNNY SMITH
that can be easily carried.
* Be sure your garage door can be secured. Do not leave
it open when you are away; an empty garage broadcasts
your absence.
* When you aren't home, use a timer set to turn interior
lights on and off at varying intervals as though your home
was still occupied.
e Don't keep large amounts of cash or really valuable
jewelry around the house.
E If someone comes to your door asking to use the
telephone, make the call yourself. Don't invite them in.
a Don't hide a spare key under the door mat or under a
flower pot. Thieves know all the good hiding places.
* Plant thorny bushes under all windows. Trim back
any trees or shrubs near doors and windows to eliminate
hiding places for would-be thieves.
E Invest in a good security system along with motion
sensor lights installed out of reach
* Don't leave ladders outside. Keep any tools that
could be used to break in your home safely locked away in
a garage or shed.
O Get a barking dog or "beware of dog" sign. If you
own a dog and go out of town, have someone come in and
care for your dog in your home.
0 Always double check doors at night and lock all
windows.
N Engrave all valuables such as stereos, microwaves,
video cameras, with your driver's license number. (You can
borrow an engraving tool from the Levy County Sheriff's
Office Community Relations Division). Videotape the
contents of your home. Keep the video and the list of all
valuables in a safe place, such as a safety deposit box.


The Levy County Sheriff's Department announced
the following arrests:
* Leo D. Rives, 25, 2751 NE 200th Ave., Williston,
April 17, 12:58 p.m. on charges of burglary of an occupied
structure and battery on a pregnant victim. The victim
said Rives, her part-time boyfriend and father of her baby,
began an argument and forced her into her home April 21.
She was pushed to the ground and hit in the face by his
closed fist. He destroyed her cell phone and took away
her car and house. She was able to call 911 for help.
* Jole R. Miles, 37, 5511 NE 139th Terrace, Williston,
April 17, 8:30 p.m. on charges of cultivation of marijuana
and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. On
April 21, members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office-
Chiefland Police Department Drug Task force served a
search warrant at Miles' home and found 21 marijuana
plants growing in the middle bedroom of the home. The
plants weighed nine pounds. Also found in the home was a
marijuana grinder, approximately 31.6 grams of processed
marijuana ready for package and sale, numerous small
baggies commonly used for packaging marijuana and two
packs of rolling papers. Found in the grow room were
two grow lights, a cooling fan and electrical timers. Miles
said he was only visiting the home, .but investigators
found personal items, such as mail and tax information
that belonged to him and the co-defendant.
* Frank James Taylor, 36, 5511 NE 139th Terrace,
Williston, co-defendant in the Miles case, April 17, 8:30
p.m. on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession
of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of
drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested on a violation
of probation - driving with license suspended or revoked
warrant out of Broward County and a child support
warrant out of Marion County.
* Jimmy Dewayne Lance, 36, 332 Ridley Chapel
Road, Reagan, Tenn., April 17, 9:04 p.m. on a charge of
possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. On April
17 deputies stopped a motor home two miles south of
Chiefland on U.S. 19 for having no taillights. Lance was
asked for permission to search the vehicle for drugs or
illegal weapons. He acted nervous, but said he wanted to
be cooperative. He retrieved a baggie of marijuana from
behind a seat.
* Warren Frazier, 18, 8008 NW 31st Ave, Apt. 1506,
Gainesville, April 18, 11:30 a.m. on a Levy County
warrant for burglary of a structure unarmed with person
inside, and count two - larceny-petit theft, 1st degree,
property $100-$300.
* A 16-year-old Gainesville boy was arrested April
18 at 11:30 a.m. on a Levy County warrant for burglary of
a structure unarmed, with person inside, and larceny-petit
theft, first degree, property $100-$300.
* Billy K. Swinford,43,. 8049 SE 149th Terrace,


The city commission pays the salary of one police
officer assigned to the Levy County Sheriff's Office -
Chiefland Police Department Drug Task Force.
Mayor Teal Pomeroy said he doesn't know whether the
city gets any forfeitures or seizures from its participation
in the task force, but he said it's enough to get drugs off
the street.
"It's worth it," he said.
The combined efforts of officers in the two counties
and the state and federal agencies involved resulted in
the confiscation of crack cocaine worth an estimated
$1.4 million and powder cocaine with an estimated value
of $110,000, according to Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy
County Sheriff's Office and Capt. Chad Reed of the Dixie
County Sheriff's Office.
Seven persons from Chiefland, Cross City and
Leesburg were indicted federally on charges of conspiracy
to distribute cocaine, and intent to possess cocaine. They
were Andrew Delaney Thompson and Nacola Monique
Brown of Chiefland, Dearmus Cezhan Lovent, Juan Antrell
Washington and Willie Charles Carter, Jr. of Cross City,
Clarence Dareness Marshall and Jaqauana Adeline McPhee
of Leesburg. They face a mandatory minimum term of 10
years to mandatory life imprisonment.
"It's huge for Levy and Dixie Counties," said Sullivan.
"You don't hear about 50 kilograms of crack cocaine."
In attendance at the meeting were Levy County
Commissioners Nancy Bell, Tony Parker and Danny


Stevens, along with County Coordinator Fred Moody.
Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith, Dixie County
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher and Dixie County Maj. Chad
Reed, along with Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas
Participated in the news conference.
The investigation began in Dixie County in January of
2007, but investigators learned that the suspects from Dixie
County were traveling to Chiefland as part of the drug
trade. Chiefland suspects were going to Dixie County.
Levy County investigators joined the probe on Feb.
26 after a suspect they were chasing crossed into Dixie
County, crashed into a power pole and fled on foot to a home
that was being used for drug dealing by the organization,
according to Sullivan.
Sullivan said the high speed chase into Dixie County
opened the lines of communications and intelligence
sharing between the two departments. Investigators realized
the Dixie County group had connections in Levy County.
During the course of the year, drug buys were made and
the identities of those involved in the organization were
established.
The Dixie County probe was named Operation Gill
Net. Investigators from the Levy County Sheriff's Office
- Chiefland Police Department Task Force called their
Operation Yellow Fever. Sullivan said one of the suspects
was nicknamed "yellow," hence the name.
Arrested in the Levy County Yellow Fever probe were
Chiefland residents Tony Gause, Naomi Adams, Eddie


Latson, George Wilkerson, Raulney Macon, James Ellerby,
Reginald Adams, Terrence Young, Susie Bennett, Phillip
Scott Grant, Brenda Moore, Linda Barnes, Clint Thomas
and Tremaine McQueen; residents from are Williston Paul
Lavell Alexander, Harold Monroe Dallas, Robert Lee
Gainesville, Eddie Daniel Graham, Courtney Cordelroe
Harvey, Calvin Jackson, Lee Clarence Lewis Jr., Jeffrey
Rashad Middleton, Gerald Lavern Ross Jr., Donnie Lee
Wesley, Derrick Jerome Wesley and D. Homer Williams.
Dixie County Gill Net defendants from Cross City
were Andrew Davis, Antonio Deshun Days, Tammy
Bell Godbolt, Adrian Lamar Godbolt, Derrick Keith
Godbolt, Willie Edward Godbolt, John Hart, Jr., Alphonso
Heidelburg, Willie Lee Kirkland, James Smith, III, Jamario
Stravez Teague, Carlo Jermaine Williams, Larry McCann,
Daniel Godbolt, Judson Brown, Brandon Goldbolt, Omar
Harris, Troy Rollison, Roderick Dawson, Paul O'Hara,
Jr., Jeremy Jackson, Reginald McClain, Shawn Cottrill,
Ashley Burnett, Tavares Godbolt, Quincey Hall, James
Brantley, Dennis Kirkland, Mario Goldbolt; Robert Butcher
of Steinhatchee, Cassandra Chambers, Orlando, Billie
Jo Grant, Trenton; from Old Town, Stephanie Johnson,
Tabitha Beals, Robert Ferguson, Jeffrey Cannon, James
Colson, Robert Anderson and Jeffrey Sams.
Sullivan said the arrests were a major blow to the drug
dealing in both counties.
"You're talking about heavy hitters," Sullivan said.
"This investigation removes major drug dealers."


Lot 11, Inglis, April 17, 6:32 p.m. on a charge of felony
driving with license suspended or revoked. Swinford was
stopped at County Road 337 and County Road 336 by
a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
officer. A deputy sheriff assisted. A computer check
revealed Swinford's driver's license had been suspended
three times, the last on Jan. 1, 2000.
* Casey Buesing, 23, 10831 SW 66th Place, Cedar
Key, April 17, 12:55 p.m. on Levy County warrants
for violation of probation-grand theft and violation of
probation-criminal mischief.
* Jeremiah Mitchell Branch, 26, 191 SE 923rd St.,
Old Town, April 17, 11 a.m. on a Levy County warrant for
violation of probation - driving with license suspended
or revoked and LSOA.
* Gerald E. Cook, 44, Bronson, April 19, 7:33 p.m.
on a charge of driving with license suspended or revoked
(habitual). Cook was stopped at Tony Weeks Chevron
in Bronson for a traffic violation. A computer check
revealed he was a habitual traffic offender.
* Tommy A. Poole, 20, 10991 NE 128th Lane,
Archer, April 19, 2:17 a.m. on a charge of no driver's
license. He was stopped for no headlight or taillight; but
admitted he had no driver's license. A computer check
confirmed his statement.
* Gloria Melissa Moyer, 50, Tampa, April 18, 3:15
p.m., on a Levy County warrant for failure to appear
on charges of fraud, insufficient funds to obtain goods,
services, property under $150.
* Alvin Gerome Cannady, 49, 21431 NE 35th
Place, April 20, 11:21 p.m., Williston, on a Levy County
warrant for child support.
* Jeffrey Thomas, 19, 213 NW 5th Ave., Trenton,
April 18, 12:55 p.m. on a Gilchrist County warrant for
violation of probation - possession with intent to sell.
* Edgar F. Venegas, 23, Williston, April 19, 6:21
p.m., on a charge of having no valid driver's license.
* Darric Dwaine McDaniel, 29, Lake Butler, on a
charge of loitering-prowling. McDaniel was spotted near
Hickory Ford Hunting Camp and ran into a nearby stand
of trees. He gave himself up when a marked patrol car
responded to the location.
* Anthony Scott Riddle, 24,509 SE 5th St., Williston,
April 24, 12:18 p.m. on a Levy County warrant for
violation of probation - driving under the influence.
* Antonio Wiggins, 25, 471 Pine St., Bronson, April
24, 6:40 p.m., on a Levy County warrant for possession
of cocaine.
* Walter Bums, 37, 619 NW 7th Ave., Gainesville,
April 24, 6:40 p.m., on Alachua County warrants for
possession of narcotic equipment and non-support.
* A 16-year-old Gulf Hammock boy April 22, 6 p.m.
on ajui en ile pickuporder - yipolation otfprobation.


Drugs, from Page 1


I>







Levy CountyJournal AROUND LEVY COUNTY


May 1, 2008 9


Fired Williston city manager: Problems started last year


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer
The April 22 Williston City Council agenda listed the
city manager's agreement as an item for discussion, but said
nothing about firing James Coleman.
But within 15 minutes, Coleman was sent packing. The
council had voted to fire him. Only Vice-President Michael
Shoemaker was opposed, saying the council should have
stopped harassing and nagging Coleman.
"Let him do his job, and quit nagging him," Shoemaker
said.
Council President Debra Jones disagreed.
"Ifyou had been here a little longer, I think you would have
had a little better understanding," she said to Shoemaker.


IvMMWcALLANDRW&Y-


rico kidaAirports Council
Williston Chamiiber of Comniiierto


37 South Main Street-SuiteA-Williston, FL
(352) 528-6277 Fax (352) 528-6271
web:www.McMillenSurveying.com
The Meaureof xelec ine19


Toma's Trim & Cut Tree Service, Inc.
Tree Removal * Stump Grinding
Debris Removal * Lot Clearing .


Fully Insured
Over 10 yrsi Experience
Local & Dependable
References Available


352-528-1098 Ey
352-256-8536 Mobile
Member of Williston Area Chamber of Commerce


Thomas F. Philman, Certified Operator
- PO Box 872 - 4 South Main
Chiefland, FL 32644
Phone: (352) 493-4772
B0 i ll (352) 493-1051
E A lX4lBm 1-800-242-9224


| - ,


II


1[3521558-4109 Free Estimates
Offering a Complete Line of Supplies for your Mobile
Home Repair or Remodeling - New and Surplus


Coleman didn't protest, except to say he had received no
notice. He said he would abide by the decision. He wasn't
seeking attorney's fees. But he did hire a court reporter to
record the entire proceeding.
The city council voted to give him severance pay
amounting to six months salary as required by the contract.
That amounts to about $40,000.
After he left the meeting, Coleman told the Journal that
last year the council had looked at his contract for 15 meetings
in a row.
"That's what Councilman Shoemaker was talking about
- harassment," Coleman said. "They hammered me for about
15 meetings and dropped it, and it came back tonight."
He said it wasn't unusual to see such an action after two
new members of the city council took office.


ab i onS Llwn rice





Lawn Maintenance
Landscape Design & Installation
Sod * Pruning Shrubs & Small Trees
Spring & Fall Cleaning * Pressure Washing
352.529.2606 -. 352.239.5546
MYAmCJOHNSO.NOOF-ING





* by~I '4~!.4MAI, O0 ICf
i'Caern * b. s.ane gec


Coleman's contract allowed the council to fire him without
cause. He had been hired four years ago.
Council members hinted that there were problems with
Coleman. Jones and Byrd said Coleman had sent a letter of
intent from the city to buy a former restaurant. The city wants
to convert the restaurant to a new City Hall. The current City
Hall is being sold.
But Jones and Bryd said Coleman sent a purchase price
with the letter of intent, which the council knew nothing
about...
"I was shocked," Jones said.
Jones also commented that when all the city employees
say it's time for the city manager to leave ... "It's time," she
said. She also mentioned that she didn't approve of the way
Coleman had treated Clerk Barbara Henson.

Have An Opinion About

A Key Issue That Affects

Levy County?

We Want To Know


Have A Son Or Daughter

Serving In Our Nation's

Military Services?

We Want To Know


Have You Recently

Welcomed A Child Or

Grandchild Into

Your Family?

We Want To Know

The Levy County Journal
Your Hometown Newspaper


I


N5E-V5,5 IiRLTcQIJFGRY


LARRY ROBERTS
Custom Tractor Work
* Bushhog Mowing, Free Estimates
* BoxBlading � Seeding over 4s years
SFertilizing. - Rolling P.O. Box 263
Williston FLA. 32696
. Leave Message or Call after 6:30 p.m


BRONSON SELF STORAGE
352-486-2121


839 E Hathaway Ave. Behind Dollar General
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm; Closed Monday







10 May1,2008


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Levy County Journal


Tarmac mine site attracts conflicting views


Some say it's a wetlandparadise, others


the perfect place for


mining


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Few people walk through the dense forests at the King Road Mine site in
southwestern Levy County without mosquito repellent and snake boots.
The site is mostly trees, but it's not pure wilderness. The landscape has been
changed by the timber practices. Some land has been drained to dry the land for
planted pines. Much of the land is in rows of pines. The property is owned by a Plum
Creek Timber Company. Logging roads are the main access points.
Jagged limestone pokes through some of the roads. It's part of a rich vein of
high grade rock. It's as though the earth can't contain all the rock and it pushes
upward through the thin soil. The jagged limestone makes for a bumpy ride, but the
abundance of rock makes it attractive to miners.
Tarmac America has proposed extracting limestone rock from about 2,700 acres
of the 4,800-acre tract. The aggregate is of such high quality that it could be used
to build roads, bridges and homes. The Florida Department of Transportation could
also use it. Tarmac has also proposed purchasing 4,600-acres of land west of the
mine as conservation land to compensate for the loss of wetlands.
The mine site has plenty of standing water in hardwood wetland areas despite
lingering drought conditions that have dried up ponds elsewhere in Levy County.
The Floridan Aquifer is close to the surface at the site.
Tarmac will need federal, state and local approval before it can begin removing
limestone. The permitting process will last about two years and the public will have
opportunities for comment along the way.
The mine is controversial for some Inglis and northern Citrus County residents
because the limestone will be mined from the Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer,
made of porous limestone that holds water, serves as the state's primary drinking
water supply. Some residents have concerns about the potential for saltwater
contamination, or disruption of the ecology. Tarmac says its hydrologic studies
indicate the water supplies of Inglis and Yankeetown won't be affected by the
mining.
Wetlands Conflict
Inglis resident Betty Berger wrote an April 24 letter to Ed Sarfert, project
manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, complaining that two creeks that she
says flow through the mining area to the Gulf of Mexico would be cut off from their
source by the mining. She was referring to Spring Run and Bone Slough.
"Tarmac mine cuts these two water sources right at Highway 19 and eliminated
their flow to the Gulf," she wrote. "The only other way to get water into the Florida
Aquifer is through rainfall.. .and it isn't raining." She said a high ridge just north of
the mine prevents water from flowing south into the mine area.
Sarfert said he is not sure the claims being made by Berger are entirely accurate.
He said both streams flow to the Gulf of Mexico in wet times, but he said Spring
Run is north and west of the mine site, and he is not sure how it could be affected by
the mining. He said Bone Slough does run through the mine site, but he said Tarmac
has proposed buffers that protect the slough.
The buffers, he said, can be seen marked in green on a Corps rnap at itst'1V-te mrFr �
- www.kingroadeis.com. Go to the library link on the left and the t lor map (VilFb& e ""
shown.
"Her statement that we're cutting it (Bone Slough) off; I don't know if that's
correct," Sarfert said.

Intermittent Streams
Sarfert said the Corps does have concerns about the intermittent streams flowing
through the property. He said if the mine is dug up to 100 feet deep, he said there is the
possibility of a "dewatering effect." He said the Corps is continuing to study the site in
great detail. That's why the study will take two years to complete.
He said the site was completely dry, including the intermittent streams, last August
when he visited, but he said he has seen the area covered by water after heavy rainfall.
He said there may have been flowing water at the far southern end of the streams. He
acknowledged the mine site is a "dynamic system" and the Corps is taking a serious
look at the wetlands and how they function.
Berger asserts that the mine will impact the public water supplies of Inglis,
Yankeetown, Dan's. Mobile Home Park and South Levy Recreational Park because the
limestone will be mined from the Florida Aquifer. She said all four public wells derive
their water from the same aquifer. She said residue from the mine will find its way into
the public wells.
But Sarfert said it's far too early for the Corps to draw any conclusions.
Recent public meetings in Inglis and Chiefland were part of the permitting process
for the Corps, the lead agency on wetlands issues. Hundreds of acres of the King Road
Mine site are wetlands. Some of the property is quality wetlands, but some is degraded
from having been drained, Sarfert said. He said there are also natural wetlands at the site
that are dry enough to allow the growing of pines.

Adding Jobs
Sarfert said the standing water in some wetlands areas doesn't necessarily mean
those wetlands are of high quality. He said standing water sometimes means high quality
wetlands, but not always. He said there are a number of factors that make up a high
grade wetland.
The Corps' final Environmental Impact Statement concerning the mine is due late in
the spring or early summer of 2009. The record of findings that will follow will explain
why the Corps does or doesn't believe the mine should operate at that location. The


FIRST MONTH FREE
WASTE PRO of Florida
Proudly Serving North Central Florida

NOW SERVING YOUR AREA
"The Waste Professionals" **'" 1 i


R " � '-"'---" U ". Monthly
Please Consider Our Service For All Rate
Fanning Springs Office Your Waste Removal Needs
352-463-6200
800-228-4908 Residential * Commercial . Industrial

WE LOVE YOUR GARBAGE


The test pit at Tarmac America's King Road Mine is filled with clear water (top).
Mine Manager Jeff Harris stands in an opening in the metal base of the 8 million
pound dragline (center). The dragline has not been assembled. Standing water
ca pb9 en (bo in a wp ,tja. Jielpi9t o at right, taken by resident
Bey rer show r steam rnn.nig toug h a culvert on the property.
wetlands issues will be addressed.
But the Corps will also balance its examination of wetland issues with the benefits of',
having a mine operating in southwestern Levy County. The mine is expected to generate
about 35 permanent jobs. About 30 acres will be mined each year.

Protecting "Flow Ways"
Tarmac has cleared a 17-acre site in the middle of the property for storage of
equipment, including the 8 million-pound dragline, still in pieces. Just outside the
fenced compound is a mining test site that was used to gauge the quality of the rock
for the mine site. Tarmac has been studying the site for four years. Left over from the
test digging is a rectangular-shaped, clear water lake surrounded on all sides by large
limestone rocks.
If Tarmac does win federal, state and local approval for the limestone mine, the
dragline will be assembled. If the mine doesn't win approval, mine manager Jeff Harris
said the used dragline, which was purchased in British Columbia for $2.2 million (a
low price by dragline standards) can be resold. Harris said a firm from the country of
Morroco was interested in the dragline when Tarmac bought it. He said the mere fact
that Tarmac purchased the dragline doesn't mean the company has approvals to use it at
that site.
Harris said Tarmac plans to protect the "flow ways" at the mine site with 225-foot
buffers. He calls them "flow ways" instead of streams because he said they dry up for
part of the year. Mining would not be allowed in the buffers around the flow ways.
He said the flow ways fill with water when the wetlands are flush with water. He said
Tarmac is only required to have a 25-foot buffer along the flow ways. The company is
adding 200 feet.
He said the company is allowed by law to blast at certain vibration levels, but
the blasting will be 80 percent below the allowed level. He said the explosives won't
be stored on site. Tarmac will contract with an explosives firm to do the work. The
explosives contractor will use ammonium nitrate and fuel grade, mineral oil.


SEVENTH HEAVEN L

DAY SPA & SALON
- - ^ - - ^ ^' - , - ,


A


4'


12251 NW Hwy. 19 * Chiefland, FL * 352.493.7277
www.seventhheavenspa.com


;�









Levy County Journal LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


May 1, 2008


ATHLETES
of the week


Charlie Hilton III
Williston Baseball
Junior, 17
Parents: Charlie Jr. and Sybil
Interests and Favorites
* Food: Seafood
* TV Show: Sports Center
* Movie: For Love of the
Game
* Music: Country and Rock
* Book: The Whipping Boys
* Class: English
+ Three words to identify
yourself: Unselfish,
determined, and dedicated
* The Performance:
Charlie was the leadoff batter
who started .the big seven-
run inning in the come-from-
behind win in the Red De\ ils'
District Championship victory.
He led the inning off with a
single, scored and collected
another single in his second at
bat in the big inning. He was 2-
3 at bat and played a very good
game at first base.
* Hilton on his performance: "I
always play hard and this game
was no exception. I played wellI
in the field, and I had some real
ugly swings at bat. The ball fell
in for base hits both times in
the fifth inning and that's what
counts."
* Coach Jim Smith on his big
first baseman: "Charlie has
played hurt the entire season
from off-season shoulder
surgery. He is definitely a
battler and he has a great work
ethic despite his injuries. He
is a very unselfish player, and
will do whatever it takes for
the team to be successful "
* Plans after graduation:
Charlie plans to attend college
and stud% business. He would
like to play baseball at the next
level and will do so if his arm
and shoulder heal ok.














Elizabeth Gay
Bronson Basketball
Junior, 16
Parents: David and April
Interests and Favorites
* Food: Collard Greens
* TV Show: Divorce Court
* Movie: Dream Girls
* Music: Blues
* Book: Addicted
* Class: English
* Three words to identify
yourself: Energetic,
respectful, and Smart
* The Performance:
Elizabeth was chosen by her
teammates and coaches as the
Lady Eagle Basketball Player
of the Year. Elizabeth averaged
23 points, 11 rebounds, and 3
assists per game during the
regular season.
* Gay on her performance:
"I am a team player, and I try
to be a responsible player and
leader on the floor. I feel the
best game I had this season
was a game we lost at Seven
Rivers, but it was by far my
best preformance.
* Coach Greg Hamilton on his
starting center: "Elizabeth is
the most improved player we
had. She has worked extremely
hard improving not only her
physical ability, but also her
skills. She has taken over the
leadership of this team, and
with 12 of 13 players returning
next season her unselfish
leadership will only help us be
better."
'* Plans after graduation:
Elizabeth is going to attend
college after she graduates
high school. She would like
to become an English teacher.
She would also like to play
basketball while in college.


Williston tops Union County 13-5; plays again Friday


Story, photo by Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor

The Williston Red Devils used a
pair of big innings to get past Union
County Tuesday, beating the visitors
13-5 to advance in the state baseball
playoffs. ' .r ,' ..
Williston hosts the winner of ."-''" i
Tuesday's game between Keystone .
Heights and PK Yonge Friday . .'-,
beginning at 7 p.m. ' .
The Red Devils erased a 3-2 -
deficit with five runs in the fifth ':-"-.
inning, including two on a double I
by starting pitcher Danny Etheridge.
They came back with six more -
runs in the sixth inning to take a
commanding 13-5 lead. Etheridge
was once again in the middle of the
rally, stroking a double to score Carl
Gilley. Trip Fugate then singled to
score Etheridge.
The win followed up a stellar . .
performance for the Red Devils in _ -
the district championship game April Brent Stegall puts the tag on pinch
24 versus PK Yonge.
The Red Devils scored 10 unanswered runs after falling behind 5-0 to
win the district championship 10-5 over the Blue Wave.
The Blue Wave earned their way to the championship game by slipping
by the state's fifth ranked and the No. 1 seeded Chiefland Indians 2-0 April
22.
The Red Devils, who were a second seed by way of a coin toss, moved
into the championship game by defeating the Fort White Indians April 22
6-2.
The Blue Wave wasted little time in the championship game, silencing
the large Williston crowd with five runs in the first inning. Leadoff batter
Justin Cummings walked, stole second and scored on a base hit by Shea
Cothran. The Blue Wave then continued to hit the ball well, loading the
bases with three singles. Kai Simmons then blasted a grand slam home run
over the left field fence to put the Blue Wave up 5-0 before the Red Devils
had picked up a bat.
The Red Devils answered in their first at bat, scoring three times
on only two hits. Leadoff batter Gilley walked on four straight pitches,
and Tyree Boyer followed with a walk to put base runners on first and
second.


- .~,
- frM.


runner Tiebout McCray.


Etheridge then grounded to
second, forcing Boyer at second on
a controversial call. With runners
on first and third base, Fugate
singled, scoring Gilley from third
and moving Etheridge to third.
Brent Stegall grounded out, scoring
Etheridge and moving Fugate to
second. Chris Morrow then laced
a triple in the gap in right center
scoring Fugate.
The key defensive play of the
game, a play that set the tone for the
next four innings, came in the top of
the second.
Blue Wave pinch runner Tiebout
McCray tried to take third base on
a ground ball hit deep to short stop
Damon Ming. Ming turned and
threw a strike to Stegall at third,
who put the tag on McCray for the
out, stopping the only scoring threat
the Blue Wave was able to mount
the rest of the game.
Fugate settled in on the mound
for the Red Devils the rest of the


game.
The Red Devils came up to bat in the bottom of the fifth and their bats
were on fire.
Charlie Hilton led off with a single. Brandon Scott followed with
a deep double to right center putting runners on second and third base.
Gilley singled scoring Hilton to make it a 5-4 game. Boyer followed with
a single scoring Scott to tie the game at 5-5.
Etheridge then doubled on a ball that took a mean bounce over the
short stop's head scoring Gilley and putting runners on second and third
with a 6-5 Red Devil lead.
Stegall was later hit by a pitch loading the bases with just one out.
Morrow then followed his first inning triple with a double hit deep in
the gap to right center, scoring two runs to put the Red Devils up 8-5.
Ming walked to load the bases again for the Red Devils.
Hilton, who started things off in the inning was back up at the plate
and collected his second hit of the inning with a single, scoring another
run to give the Red Devils a 9-5 lead.
Scott then followed with his second hit of the inning, scoring the
seventh run of the fifth to give the Red Devils a 10-5 lead.


The Bronson Youth League hosted a 3 V 3 soccer tournament S.aturday. at thertwn,,
park. More than 3 00 players from 63 area teams competed in front'of spectators -i,'
127 games played on 10 fields that operated simultaneously throughout the day. Levy
County teams from Bronson and Williston garnered the most success, competing in 7 of 9
championship games and taking five first place and two second place spots.
Teams were classified by age of players and experience-more seasoned A teams
played against each other, and newer players formed B teams. All teams played at least
three times and those that went on to the championship rounds played five games.
In contrast to traditional soccer where teams of 11 players compete on fields measuring
100 by 55 yards, 3 V 3 is an Americanized version that pits teams of three players against
each other played on smaller fields of 40 by 30 yards in a sped up game of 12 minute
halves, no goalies and smaller goals.
"It's a fast and exciting game," one parent said. "Americans like high scoring games
with lots of action where their children get a lot of playing time."
"I call it the fast break of soccer," said Max Aguirre, BYL Soccer Director. "3 V
3 teaches passing, moving without the ball, rotation, looking for teammates and lots of
strategy," he said. "It's a great complementary game to full-sided soccer."
Bronson will host another 3 V 3 tournament May 10.
First and Second Place tournament winners
Age/Division Scores
6u A Williston, 3 - Alachua team-2, 1
6u B Williston, 6 - Alachua team-3, 0
8u A Bronson, 3 - Williston, 2
8u B High Springs team-2, 6 - Bronson, 2
lOu A Bronson, 5 - Alachua, 4
10 Ou B Alachua, 4 - Williston, 3
12u A Micanopy, 3 - Alachua, 2
12u B Bronson, 5 -Alachua team-2, 4
14u A/B Alachua team-1, 5 Alachua team-2, 3


Bronson's 10-under player Frankie Maderez scores
in the final round before the championship game.


Thrills a plenty Saturday at Bronson Motor Speedway


By John Meeks
Speedway Media

Once again the local racers were the featured stars at the ASA
Sanctioned Bronson Motor Speedway Saturday Night. Bronson's "Back
to Grassroots" was in full swing and the competitors were chomping at the
bit to go racing! Of course, Grassroots Racing features local drivers and
only 10 dollar adult admission, with kids 11-under free!
The Thunder Stock Division sported a large field of cars with many
former winners sprinkled throughout. Don Welter jumped out to the early
lead. It appeared as if he was well on his way to his first win. Unfortunately
for Welter, Bill Ryan would snatch the lead away on lap 15 of the 20 lap
feature. Bobby Taylor would wind up third.
In the Super Stock Division, Brent Cooper of Dunnellon was looking
for three in a row. Bronson's Tommy Ausburn was looking to put a stop
to Cooper's winning ways. At the drop of the green flag, Ausburn looked
like he had the car to beat. By the time the field came to complete lap
three Cooper had overtaken the leader and began to build a lead of his
own. Cooper was able to cruise to a solid win over the 88 of Kyle Peters,
followed by Ausburn in their 25 lap feature.
Limited Sportsman Division was not to be outdone! Mike Baker of
Inglis was the series' only repeat winner and was looking to be the first
to go back to back in victory lane. As Baker took the lead on the drop of
the green, a serious battle was heating up behind him. Shelton Bowers
and Matt Blum, both former winners, were also hungry to go back to
victory lane. Bowers and Blum would get together while racing during
the middle stages of the race, all but sealing the win for Baker. William
Edwards of Gainesville would come in second, followed by Todd Kelly


of Williston.
Next week our "Back to Grass Roots" Racing continues with our
Limited Sportsman, Super Stocks, Thunder Stocks and Hornet Divisions.
Adult admission only $ 10.00 and Kids 11-Under are Free!
Mark your calendars race fans as May 10 Flagship RV's presents
the RC Cola -Moon Pie ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour at Bronson Motor
Speedway! There will be a 10 Day RV show beginning on Friday and
running through May 11, so if you looking for an RV- be sure and
come check out the deals at the Flagship RV show at Bronson Motor
Speedway!
Limited Sportsman Division
Mike Baker - 02
William Edwards - 08
Todd Kelly - 83
Josh Brown - 67
Dorothy Kelly - 38
Super Stock Division
Brent Cooper - 97
Kyle Peters - 88 P
Tommy Ausburn - 69
Matthew Bastow - 88
Frank Hinkle - 28
Thunder Stock Division
Bill Ryan - 33
Bobby Taylor - 63
Wallace Jones - 81
Jeff Eisenhower - 73
Joe Welter - 86


Bronson, Williston dominate 3 V 3Soccer Tournament

Story and photo by Kellie Parkin
Correspondent


, "pp�%wr-









OUTDOORS


12 May 1, 2008


Levy County Journal


O..W -: . , - -..IN



Kby and Luke Prestridge push their boat over the log obstacle during Saturday's race.


. Going


4. Kayakers, carn


rIntJlLo ky MtICK LJuWIifja



'Hog Wild'

loeists brave Waccassasa


1,


More than 50 canoe and kayak teams from the region took advantage of
sparkling weather Saturday to participate in the annual Wild Hog Canoe and
Kayak Race, held on Levy County's Waccassasa River. Participants had to not
only negotiate the 15 mile trip down the river, but also a log obstacle near the
end. But after making it over the log, a contingent of well-wishers was on hand
to cheer them on.
The best time of the day? John Edwards of St. Petersburg, who crossed the
finish line in a blistering 1:49:30.
Those standing by to see their friends and loved ones paddle in had a variety
of activities to keep them busy. Magician Jim Partington entertained the kids,
while several bands, including Black Dawg Down, Touch of Class, and David
Wood kept the adults high-stepping.
This was a team event, not only for the participants, but for those who
managed the race. Sandy Russell, Ladies Auxiliary President of AmVets Post
88, headed up the event with Commander Clyde McGarva, while Cynthia Karle
and husband Sam Trickey, from Gainesville, volunteered to keep the talley for
the entire race. Betty Walker, along with her clients and staff, had a thrift table,
selling flower arrangements and other items. Marjorie McGarva was the official
photographer for the event, along with Deb Lynn and Katie Hutcherson.


Always remember: 'Rightplan


I am D. Anthony Drew, raised in the
Williston area of Levy County and as long
as I can remember, I've been involved with
agriculture; loading watermelon, in the days
when local high school boys brought in the
harvest, working at Tri-county, Dryr -t10 F..Fod
Mill in Willisto.n, farming cattle .and peanuts. ,
or managing the Farmers Mutual Exchange of
Valdosta. A graduate of University of Florida.
I earned my Masters Degree in Agriculture
and Extension Education, and have served ! ..
commercial growers for more than
two decades as a Levy County N ature C
Extension Agent.
For years, commercial growers G a d n
have utilized "Best Management G arden N
Practices" to maximize their D. Anthc
harvests while being good stewards of our
soil and water. I'm pleased to report that
BMPs have been developed for homeowners, through
the use of the Nine Principles of the Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods program and its concepts of creating and
maintaining Florida-Friendly landscapes. These principles
educate and enable homeowners to manage their landscape


utilizing BMPs.
I must be transparent and let you know
there's an ulterior motive for promoting
homeowner BMPs. I am an avid fisherman.
You may ask "What does catching red-belly
i',,j r, I i,he,ttp9,withhibmedW6nr Best l anagement
.- .ritices?" An excellentquestion,- allo ,'me
to elaborate.
., As you know, folks are drawn to the
Nature Coast area from outermost parts of
the United States. They may attempt to grow
o plants with little consideration of our climate,
,oast temperature, relative humidity and soils. And
it is not uncommon for native Floridians to
I otes encounter this as well. For example, a plant
, that thrives in a friend's yard on the coast

ny Drew may freeze in your yard just a few miles
inland. Or attempting to grow sun-loving
Centipede grass in a shady area will certainly
lead to an increased need for pesticides, fertilizer (nitrates)
and water.
BMP principle No.1, "Right Plant, Right Place"
means plant selection is determined by individual site
characteristics. In my opinion, the demands of mowing,


t, right place'

irrigating, fertilizing and "babying" plants that were never
designed to flourish in a specific site, do not compare to
a quiet time with a fly-rod, on the banks of the Suwannee
River.
I can appreciate the work it takes to create a nice
landscape. And, ou'are 'orie to take greatpleasure in you
yard:,.Perhaps youv~einvested4time and moneyin improving
your existing yard or have questions about problems you've
encountered in gardening.
Here's the good news! Not only are BMPs available
for the homeowner but also recognition for implementing
those BMPs. Later this year trained Nature Coast Master
Gardeners will be evaluating and recognizing landscapes
and yards according to the Nine Principles of the Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods.
For details on "Right Plant, Right Place" or the
remaining eight principles, visit http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu,
email me at savemygarden.gmail.com, phone toll free
(866) 542-4496 or stop by the Levy County Extension
Office at 625 North Hathaway Ave., Bronson, to receive a
Landscape Self-Evaluation Checklist.
Tune in for the June issue of Nature Coast Garden
Notes, "Surefire" Ways to Avoid Problems in the Landscape.
Happy Gardening!


TIDEIS


DAY

Cedar Key


HIGH
/LOW


Thursday 1 Low
1 High
1 Low
Friday 2 High.
2 Low
2 High
2 Low
Saturday 3 High
3 Low
3 High
3 Low
Sunday 4 High
4 Low
4 High
4 Low
Monday 5 High
5 Low
5 High
5 Low
Tuesday 6 High
6 Low
6 High
6 Low
Wednesday 7 High
7 Low
7 High
7 Low

Suwannee River Entrance
Thursday 1 Low
1 High
1 Low
Friday 2 High
2 Low
2 High
2 Low
Saturday 3 High
3 Low
3 High
3 Low
Sunday 4 High
4 Low
4 High


TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE
TIME /FEET SUNSET


5:21 a.m.
11:39 a.m.
5:57 p.m.
12:00 a.m.
6:11 a.m.
12:12 p.m.
6:47 p.m.
1:01 a.m.
6:55 a.m.
12:45 p.m.
7:35 p.m.
1:56 a.m.
7:37 a.m.
1:18 p.m.
8:21 p.m.
2:49 a.m.
8:17 a.m.
1:53 p.m.
9:07 p.m.
3:41 a.m.
8:56 a.m.
2:31 p.m.
9:55 p.m.
4:33 a.m.
9:35 a.m.
3:12 p.m.
10:44 p.m.


5:39 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
6:15 p.m.
12:06 a.m.
6:29 a.m.
12:18 p.m.
7:05 p.m.
1:07 a.m.
7:13 a.m.
12:51 p.m.
7:53 p.m.
2:02 a.m.
7:55 a.m.
1:24 p.m.


MOON % MOON
TIME VISIBLE


6:50 a.m. Rise 4:04 a.m. 2(
8:08 p.m. Set 4:13 p.m.

6:49 a.m. Rise 4:36 a.m. 1I
8:09 p.m. Set 5:17 p.m.


6:48 a.m. Rise 5:10 a.m. 9
8:10 p.m. Set 6:24 p.m.


6:48 a.m. Rise 5:47 a.m. 3
8:10 p.m. Set 7:35 p.m.


6:47 a.m. Rise 6:30 a.m. 0
8:11 p.m. Set 8:49 p.m.


6:46 a.m. Rise 7:21 a.m. 0
8:11 p.m. Set 10:02 p.m.


6:45 a:m. Rise 8:20 a.m. 3
8:12 p.m. Set 11:12 p.m.


6:50 a.m. Rise 4:04 a.m.
8:09 p.m. Set 4:13 p.m.

6:49 a.m. Rise 4:36 a.m.
8:10 p.m. Set 5:17 p.m.


6:49 a.m. Rise 5:10 a.m.
8:10 p.m. Set 6:25 p.m.


6:48 a.m. Rise 5:47 a.m.
8:11 p.m. Set 7:36 p.m.


DAY HIGH
/LOW
4 Low
Monday 5 High
5 Low
5 High
5 Low
Tuesday 6 High
6 Low
6 High
6 Low
Wednesday 7 High
7 Low
7 High
7 Low

Withlacoochee River Entrant
Thursday 1 Low
1 High
1 Low
Friday 2 High
2 Low
2 High
2 Low
Saturday 3 High
3 Low
3 High
3 Low
Sunday 4 High
4 Low
4 High
4mLow
Monday 5 High
5 Low
5 High
5 Low
Tuesday 6 High
6 Low
6 High
6 Low
Wednesday 7 High
7 Low
7 High
7 Low


TIDE
TIME
8:39 p.m.
2:55 a.m.
8:35 a.m.
1:59 p.m.
9:25 p.m.
3:47 a.m.
9:14 a.m.
2:37 p.m.
10:13 p.m.
4:39 a.m.
9:53 a.m.
3:18 p.m.
11:02 p.m.

ce
6:16 a.m.
11:46 a.m.
6:52 p.m.
12:07 a.m.
7:06 a.m.
12:19 p.m.
7:42 p.m.
1:08 a.m.
7:50 a.m.
12:52 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
2:03 a.m.
8:32 a.m.
1:25 p.m.
9:16 p.m.
2:56 a.m.
9:12 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
10:02 p.m.
3:48 a.m.
9:51 a.m.
2:38 p.m.
10:50 p.m.
4:40 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
3:19 p.m.
11:39 p.m.


HEIGHT
/FEET
-0.8
3.2
1.2
3.8
-0.9
3
1.4
3.9
-0.9
2.8
1.5
4
-0.9


0.6
3
0.6
3
0.7
3.3
0.1
3.2
0.9
3.5
-0.4
3.3
18:09 p.m.
3.7
-0.8
3.3
1.2
3.9
-0.9
3.1
1.4
4
-0.9
2.9
1.5
4.1
-0.9


SUNRISE MOON % MOON
SUNSET TIME VISIBLE

6:47 a.m. Rise 6:31 a.m. 0
8:12 p.m. Set 8:50 p.m.


6:46 a.m. Rise 7:21 a.m. 0
8:12 p.m. Set 10:03 p.m.


6:45 a.m. Rise 8:20 a.m. 3
8:13 p.m. Set 11:13 p.m.


6:49 a.m. Rise 4:02 a.m. 26
8:07 p.m. Set 4:11 p.m.

6:48 a.m. Rise 4:35 a.m. 17
8:08 p.m. Set 5:15 p.m.


6:48 a.m. Rise 5:09 a.m. 9
8:08 p.m. Set 6:23 p.m.


6:47 a.m. Rise 5:46 a.m. 3
Set 7:34 p.m.


6:46 a.m. Rise 6:30 a.m. 0
8:10 p.m. Set 8:47 p.m.


6:45 a.m. Rise 7:20 a.m. 0
8:10 p.m. Set 10:01 p.m.


6:44 a.m. Rise 8:19 a.m. 3
8:11 p.m. Set 11:10 p.m.


trnK MaKUS p
the finish line.







May 1, 2008 13


Levy County Journal LIFESTYLE


Levy County Schools: ESOL

students will not be left behind


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

Editor's note: As graduation 2008
approaches, the Journal will explore
academic/career options and obstacles
in a series of articles on the status of
education in Levy County.

Second language English-speaking
students have consistently been left
,behind in what Ivonne Diaz calls "an
historical occurrence." Diaz is the
ESOL Coordinator for the Levy County
School District. "We try to make sure
that doesn't happen here," she said.
ESOL, or English for Speakers of
Other Languages, is a program designed
to equip teachers with the necessary
skills to educate students whose first-
spoken language is one other than
English.
"Levy County currently has seven
different languages spoken here,"
said Diaz. "Most people only think of
Spanish," she said, adding that while
Spanish is prominent, languages such
as Arabic, Portuguese and Romanian
are also present in our community. The
majority of Spanish speaking students
in the county are U.S. citizens from
Puerto Rico, she said.
There are 170 students attending
schools in Levy County who participate
in the ESOL program. These students are
immersed in regular classes where they
are surrounded by the English language
spoken by peers and teachers, as well
as the written form in books and class
material. Immersive language learning
is the most efficient way for new
speakers to grasp English, according to
Diaz.
Historically, second language
speakers were placed in classes for the
mentallyy and, developmental disabled
where they were treated as if they were
retarded based solely on a lack of English
proficiency. Such isolated placement
resulted in diminished English speaking
skills and a low graduation rate.
No Child Left Behind mandates
that ESOL students receive appropriate
support to learn English in main
stream classes and safeguards them


by administering the Comprehensive
English Language Learning Assessment
to test English proficiency. The CELLA
is taken in addition to the FCAT and
National Reading Test. Together
these tests formulate a measurement
of Adequate Yearly Progress for these
minority students in an effort to increase
their scholastic success.
Last week marked the start of CELLA
for Levy County students. There are
four subsets: speaking, listening, reading
and writing. The speaking portion is
administered to each student one-on-one
by the student's English teacher. The
other three sections are delivered to small
groups of students at a time. Diaz said the
student response to this additional test has
been positive. "They like the one-on-one
time with their teachers," she said.
It is a little different for teachers
however, said Diaz. "It definitely takes a
lot of coordination on the teachers' part."
Adding another standardized test for
teachers to administer is burdening the
already full load they carry, she said.
Because of the low teacher-student
ratio, CELLA testing will take.place over
the next month. "The State's closing date
is May 23rd, but we want to be finished
by the 16th," Diaz said.
State legislation mandates that a
certain percentage of teachers in each
district be qualified ESOL educators. In
Levy County 241 of the total 402 teachers
need to possess the ESOL endorsement or
certification. Currently 160 teachers are
qualified, according to Diaz. An English
teacher can obtain the endorsement upon
completion of 300 hours of professional
development training. The Reading
Endorsement is included and makes up
120 hours of the total. Teachers in fields
other than English can obtain the ESOL
certification with 120 training hours. In
,,,adi(tiotto the training, all teachersmust
successfully pass the state ESOL exam.

The remaining 81 teachers are
actively working toward obtaining the
qualification, according to Diaz. She
holds ongoing ESOL endorsement classes
around the county to accommodate
educators' needs. "I try to go to where
they are, to make it easier," she said.


Log Cabin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met Aril 24 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was show
-and tell and what a show. Sherrie is making a yo-yo quilt and she is doing great.
Aliene is making a beautiful flower wall hanging. BJ is quilting a small log cabin quilt.
Pat is working on a wall hanging, "The Squaw Applique" by Betty Fredericks. Doris
is doing embroidery and I am looking on.
It was great to have Rose Ford back with us before she and Jack leave for New
York. Erline was back. She has been getting her garden started.
Greg and six boys were out Wednesday and we got so much done. Our garden in
the flowerbeds and pots are doing great, the roses are blooming a-nd all's well in our
world.
Lunch was great with noodle casserole, squash casserole, cabbage from our
garden, peas and corn. It brought back memories of years ago - pumpkin pie and so
much more.
Winnelle Horne
Director, Levy Co. Quilt Museum


The Miracle of Life

"You sure it's not that Braxton Hicks fellow
knocking again?" I was as excited as the next
guy about the birth of his first child, but hey,
we'd already had one false alarm. I'd just
gotten to sleep here.
"No, I think this is really it honey," Angle
replied. I swung my feet to the floor, rubbing
my eyes with both fists. By the time they ,.
adjusted, my wife was waddling off to the car
like she could do the whole thing without me.
I wanted to get mad, but she was so cute with . *
that big watermelon belly.
We didn't get checked into the hospital
room until late. Even then I could
scarcely get a wink of sleep. Especially
with all the poking they were doing But Anyw ay
on Angie. It was really annoying. I was trying to be Guy Sheffield
supportive, but it was clearly unfair how she got the
bed while I got stuck in the stiff old arm chair. Angie looked at me like I was crazy
when I suggested we take turns.
The baby was not being cooperative either. Little Kailey, as we had dubbed
her, was obviously in no hurry to leave the nest. The whole next day we played
hurry up and wait. Angie was dilating slower than a bowlegged turtle on Xanax.
Yet every time I'd try to nod off that dumb machine would start beeping. I wanted
to get mad, but Angie just looked so cute lying there having her little contractions.
By late evening the whole thing had begun to resemble some weird sort of
hostage negotiation. Little Kailey girl had apparently barricaded herself in, and
seemed willing to wait us out. I called to her, tried to reason, but she wouldn't
come out.
In desperation the nurses set up a perimeter around Angie and the doc snuck
in and broke the water. This covert operation was pulled off with such surgical
precision I began to wonder why these doctors say they're just practicing
medicine.
Yet their efforts yielded little effect, and the standoff continued throughout the
night. Finally around 4 a.m., the nurses announced that Kailey was threatening to
make an appearance. They promised after a big push or two we should all be able
to get some sleep. (Of course I was to find out different, since after the baby is
born is when the real sleep deprivation begins.)
Angie started to push. Right off I was glad I'd gone to the Lamaze class. Her
breathing was all over the place. Frankly I'm not sure she would've been able to
get through the next two hours without my coaching. Yes, TWO HOURS! Poor
thing; sweating, working so hard, trying to be brave. You would have felt so sorry
for me. Angie had it pretty rough too.
Angie had about strained her eyeballs out of socket by the time the doctor
finally came in. "Oh," she said, "It looks like baby .girl just needs to be
straightened up a,bit. You've been pulling her around a corner."
The doctor made a little push on Angie's side and immediately the head began
to come out. "Hold on Mrs. Sheffield," she said in all her early morning freshness,
"Don't get in a hurry. Let me get my scrubs on." I growled. Angie did too. --
Hd*V`er, all our anger ceased once little Kailey joined us. She w\as'so' ' . "''
beautiful. She instantly stole my heart. I turned to clutch Angie's hand. Our lives
had been forever changed. Such love for her welled up in my heart. Angie and I
would ride together on a higher plain now. She had been truly amazing; heroic in
my eyes.
But anyway - The whole process had been miraculous to me; the conception,
the pregnancy, and now concluding with the birth. I couldn't explain away what
I'd just witnessed. God is real. Adding a few more million years to the evolutional
theories I clung to at the time could never satisfy or quench the questions arising
from the wonderment of this birth. How could this bundle of love I now held in
my arms have ever spun from a glob of pond scum? Ridiculous!
I'd just witnessed the miracle of life, the labor of love, and the inherent
struggle a woman willingly endures to bring them forth. It caused me to become
deeply aware of my new role as dad. I must become a man. How could I possibly
walk away the same little boy when I'd just been privileged enough to brush up
against the hand of God at work?
It wasn't long after our hospital stay that we began attending church as a
family. There I eventually gave my life to Jesus and was born again. Ironically, the
Lord had used one birth to help facilitate another one! It's cool, now little Kailey
and I can grow up together. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned
as a child. But when I grew up, Iput away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11
NLT
IM-*i-__elk4ri-A _*Iki


GET RESULTS!
Place Your
Classified Ad
in the Journal Today!


Florida Oxygen & Home Medical
Equipment, Inc.


Easy Oxygen Prescription Change
Over. Scooters & Motorized
Wheelchairs VA Approved Lifts and
Scooter Repair.
1 Se U F . r All u Md . I [,-Id. 1-.
+* Board Certified, State Licensed
Pedorthist on Staff
* DiabeticShoes


352-493-0047 Medicare, Medicaid & Most
352-493-0047 Insurances Accepted
120 B E. Rodgers Blvd. *Deductiable&Co-InsuranceMayApply
Chiefland, FL Mon.- Fri. 8:30a.m.- 5p.m.


Advertise
Here
490-4426


FLOORING YARD SALE!

Friday - Saturday

April 11 th& 12th



SMattress 44

l. ~wBlowout! 0



Carpet - Tile - Hardwood - Laminate


'Visit U~uy Slnetteld -at his websirte w-ww.b-ulanyway.org.









14 May 1, 2008


CLASSIFIED/LEGAL NOTICES


Levy County Journal


CLASSIFIED

ADVERTISING


(3 Notices

NARCONON...a nonprofit pub-
lic 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 information
call North Central Florida Inter-
group Office at (352) 372-8091
which is also a 24 hour local ho-
tline number. tfn

Help Wanted
Full & Part Time
FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM
CARE OMBUDSMAN PRO-
GRAM 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 program
is comprised of 17 local councils
throughout the state, and each
council is seeking additional vol-
unteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concems.
All interested individuals who
care about protecting the health,
safety, welfare and rights of
long-term care facility residents
who often have no one else to
advocate for them are encour-
aged to call toll-free (888) 831-
0404 or visit the program's web
site at http://ombudsman.my-
florida.com. tfnf


O Legal Notices -

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 38-2007-CA-832.
JULIUS FLAG
Plaintiff,
vs.
LA SHAWN BROWN F/K/A
LA SHAWN TURNBULL and
any known or unknown natural
person, the unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees or known or unknown
person who is known to be dead
or is not known to either dead
or alive and SUNDOWNER
PROPERTIES, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LASHAWN BROWN F/
K/A LASHAWN BROWN and
SUNDOWNER PROPERTIES,
INC., a Florida Corporation,
Defendants, and to all parties
claiming interest by, through,
under or against Defendants,
and all parties having or
claiming to have any right
title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
you have been designated as
defendant in a legal proceeding
filed against you for Suit to
Quiet Title and Reformation
of Deed. The action involves
real property in Levy County,
Florida, more full described as
follows:
Lot 8, Block 15, The Replat of
Williston Highland Unit 5, In
Sections 5 and 6, Township
14 South, Range 18 East
The action was instituted
in the Eighth Judicial Circuit
Court, Levy County, Florida,
and its styled JULIUS FLAG
vs. LASHAWN BROWN F/K/A
LASHAWN BROWN and SUN-
DOWNER PRO-PERTIES,
INC., A FLORIDA CORPORA-
TION, a Corporation.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses,
if any, to the action on Janet C.
Neris, Neris & Associates, P.A.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is14750 NW 77th Court
Suite 306 Miami Lakes, FL
33016, on or before May 9,
2008, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either
before service on Janet C.
Neris, Neris & Associates, P.A.
or immediately after service;
otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
The Court has authority in-
this suit to enter a judgment or
decree in the Plaintiff's interest
which will be binding upon you.
DATED: April 11, 2008
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2008


SHelp Wanted
Full &Part Time
COMEJOINTHEJOURNALTEAMI
News Correspondents-Cover local
events in your area. Photographic
skills a must Experience preferred.
Deadline driven; but flexible sched-
ule. Compensation commensurate
with experience.' Expenses/mileage
reimbursement Fax resume/dips to
490-4490 attn: Editor. tfnf

310 Houses for Rent

LARGE BRAND NEW HOME
- for rent, 2/1 wheelchair acces-
sible. No pets, no smoking. Bron-
son area. $725.00/month + secu-
rity. 352-472-4977 5/22b

G�Commercial
Property for Rent

PRIME WILLISTON location
with high visibility & traffic count.
Showroom, office, bathroom &
garage area. Located in GMAC
real estate office building behind
McDonald's. Call Brad Smith at
352-221-5256. tfn
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE
available. 779 sq ft. Inside the
Williston Business Plaza. Call
528-6277. tfn

Ge Real Estate

LOTS FOR SALE - Just north of
Bronson - mobile homes OK. Two
1.25 acre lots, $25,000 each. One


Legal Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE NO.: 08-CP-52
IN RE: Estate of
DONALD PEARSON, a/k/a
DONALD G. PEARSON,
a/k/a DONALD GEORGE
PEARSON, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of DONALD GEORGE
PEARSON, JR., deceased,
whose date of death was March
3, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is P. 0. Box 610, Bron-
son, FL 32621. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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 SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
" NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 24, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Tracy Davis
948 Green Willow Drive
Douglas, GA 31535
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
G. Sheppard W. Dozier
Florida Bar No. 243892
500 Northeast Eighth Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
Telephone: (352) 732-3585
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008
1----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-0618
GULF ATLANTIC
ENTERPRISES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HELEN M. SMITH, also
known as MICHELLE SMITH;


o Real Estate

2.5 acre lot, $45,000. Call Jeff
Tice, ERA Trend Realty 352-225-
4616 www.TNTsells.com 5/22p

1-1/4 ACRE - WILLISTON IMOR-
RISTION. Well, Septic and Power
already in place! Beautifully wood-
ed. Nice neighborhood. Owner Fi-
nancing! NO DOWN PAYMENT!
Only $410/mo. Total $39,900.00.
Call 352-215-1018. 5/8b

1-1/4 ACRE - BRONSON.
Beautifully wooded parcel just off
paved street. Owner Financing!
NO DOWNPAYMENT! Only
$307/mo. Total $29,900.00. Call
352-215-1018. 5/8b

ACRES -ARCHERIW1LUSTON
Area. Well, SepticandPoweralready
in place. Beautiful country setting
with Oak Shaded homesite. Perfect
for horses. Partially fenced. Owner
Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT!
Only $873/mo. Total $84,900.00.
Call 352-215-1018. 5/8b


G N Houses for Sale

HOME FOR SALE - University
Oaks - between Archer & Bron-
son. Beautiful custom builder's
personal home on 1.35 wooded
acres. 3 BR/3 BA, huge Florida
roorri, 2-car garage. This is a
very special home! $289,000.
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-
225-4616. Photos & virtual tour:
www.TNTsells.com 5/22p


(OL Legal Notices


STEPHAN D. TIPPING, also
known as STEPHEN D. TIP-
PING; GREEN TREE FINAN-
CIAL CORPORATION; and
CORDELL OSWALD,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HELEN M. SMITH, a/k/a
MICHELLE SMITH
Address Unknown

GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
CORPORATION
c/o Jerry W. Britton, Executive
Vice President
3200 North Point Place, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30202
AS WELL AS any and all oth-
er parties claiming by, through,
under, or against HELEN M.
SMITH, a/k/a MICHELLE
SMITH, and GREEN TREE FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION, or
their respective heirs, adminis-
trators and assigns, as well as
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the fol-
lowing property in Levy County,
,Florida, to wit:
Lot 3, Block 21, OCALA HIGH-
LANDS WEST, according to
the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 4, Page 16 through
16D, public records of Levy
County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 09626-002-00)
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1354, Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before May 30,
2008 and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
petition.
Dated this 17 day of April 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 8,15, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-25
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY
Plaintiff,
vs.
LANE TAGLIO, et al.,
Defendant(s).,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale entered on April 17,
2008 in this case now pending
in said Court, the style of which-
is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the LEVY
County Courthouse, In the Lobby


Mobile Homes
for Sale

'97 HOMES OF MERIT DOU-
BLEWIDE on 5 secluded acres
surrounded by rolling farmland.
Home and land can be sold sepa-
rately. Call for details. $129,900.
352-258-9117 5/29p

SFor Sale

BLACK ANGUS BULL - for
sale. 1�2 years old, $800 OBO.
352-486-6840. 5/1 p
HAY FOR SALE - Large rolls,
highly fertilized, netwrapped,
weed free. Coastal Bermuda
- $45.00; Pensacola Bahia -
$35.00. Call 352-949-0222. tfn
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,
cherry and cypress. Call Sammy
at (352) 949-3222. tfnb

E@ Yard Sales

EVERYTHING 60% OR MORE
OFF ORIGINAL PRICES! New
shipment of designer clothes,
sizes 4 petite to 3X, such as
Charter Club, Liz Claiborne, Al-
fani, and Oleg Cassini, to name
a few. Jewelry, new high-end
gold and diamonds. Assortment
of necklaces with matching ear-


G Legal Notices

of the Levy County Courthouse,
355 South Court Street, Bron-
son, FL 32621 at 11:00 a.m. on
the 19th day of May, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
EXHIBIT "A"
A parcel of land in Sections
9 and 10, Township 11 South,
Range 16 East, Levy County
.Florjda,.bPing, a. portipn of that
property known as Trac.tZ7. of
the unrecorded devel4meint
WINDING RIVER PRESERVE,
and being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at the NW corner of
Section 10, Township 11 South,
Range 16 East, Levy County,
Florida; thence N 89� 06'05" E,
along the North line of said Sec-
tion 10, a distance of 26.97 feet;
thence S 37�09'58" W, 503.57
feet, to a point on the boundary
of that property known as Tract
87 of the unrecorded develop-
ment Winding River Preserve;
thence S 78�39'58" W, along
said boundary 603.05 feet;
thence S 01�15'33" W, along
said boundary, 2063.96 feet, to
the Point of Beginning; thence
S 08�21'56" E, 918.01 feet, to
the centerline of an existing
60 foot easement, also being
a point on said boundary of
Tract 87; thence S 69003'36"
E, along said centerline and
boundary, 81.08 feet, to the
Terminus Point of said exist-
ing easement; thence, depart-
ing the southern boundary of
said Tract 87, run N 72013'24"
E, along the centerline of a 60
foot easement until otherwise
noted, 230.00 feet; thence N
60021'56" E, 575.00feet; thence
N 49040'28" E, 295.00 feet;
thence N 68038'34" E, 385.00
feet; thence N 34029'33" W,
327.88 feet; thence, departing
said centerline, run S 89�11'37"
W, 1326.01 feet; to close on the
Point of Beginning. -
Easement One (existing)
Reserving unto the Grantor, its
successors and assigns a non-
exclusive easement for ingress,
egress and utilities over and
across that portion of the following
described strip of land lying within
the above described parcel 87-2,
and together with a non-exclu-
sive easement for ingress, egress
and utilities over and across that
portion of the of the following de-
scribed strips of land lying adjacent
or nearby to the above described
parcel 87-2: a 60 foot wide ingress,
egress and utilities easement that
lies 30 feet on each side of the fol-
lowing described centerline:
For a Point of Beginning, com-
mence at the SW corner of that
property known as Tract 87 of
the unrecorded development
WINDING RIVER PRESERVE;
thence S 69003'36" E, along
the South line of said Tract 87,
a distance of 2084.87 feet, to
the Terminus Point of this cen-
terline of easement.
\.


@ Yard Sales
rings, cellphone and I-Pod cov-
ers, trendy watches, D&G sun-
glasses, and carved wooden
boxes, etc. Bronson Self Stor-
age, 352-486-2121. 5/8b

@ Legal Notices

Said easement being the
same as created in that certain
deed recorded in Official Re-
cord Book 1000 at Page 523,
Public Records of Levy County,
Florida.
Easement Two (new)
Also Reserving unto the
Grantor, its successors and
assigns a non-exclusive ease-
ment for ingress, egress and
utilities over and across that
portion of the following de-
scribed strip of land lying within
the above described parcel 87-
2, and together with a non-ex-
clusive easement for ingress,
egress and utilities over and
across that portion of the fol-
lowing described strips of land
lying adjacent or nearby to the
above described parcel 87-2: A
60 foot wide easement that lies
30 feet on each side of the fol-
lowing described centerline:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at the SW corner of
that property known as Tract 87
of the unrecorded development
WINDING RIVER PRESERVE;
thence S 69003'36" E, along
the South line of said Tract 87,
also being the centerline of an
existing 60 foot easement, a
distance of 2084.87 feet, to the
Terminus Point of said exist-
ing easement and the Point of
Beginning for this centerline of
easement; thence, departing
the southern boundary of said
Tract 87, run N 72013'24" E,
230.00 feet; thence N 60�21'56"
E, 575.00 feet; thence N
49040'28" E, 295.00 feet;
thence N 68�38'34" E, 385.00
feet; thence N 34�29'33" W,
1330.57 feet, to the intersec-
tion with a line having a bearing
of S' 88P44'27'tE; ,and the Ter-
mihus Poindt for this' centerline
of easement.
a/k/a: Northeast Jones Road,
Bronson, FL 32621
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Entered at Levy County, Flor-
ida this 17th day of April, 2008.
Danny J. Shipp
AS CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT
LEVY, Florida
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
Spear & Hoffman P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone (305) 670-2299
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-
000268
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III, a Delaware
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON COTTRELL, f/k/a
SHARON BAILEY; et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
SHARON COTTRELL, f/k/a
SHARON BAILEY
11391 NW 107th Terrace
Chiefland, Florida 32626

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHARON COTTRELL,
f/kla SHARON BAILEY
11391 NW 107th Terrace
Chiefland, Florida 32626
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure has been
filed against you regarding the
subject property with a legal
description, to-wit:
Lot 9, Block A, River Springs
S/D No.1 of Manatee Springs
Area, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat


Book 1, Page 52, Public Re-
cords of Levy County, Florida
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Gary I. Gassel, Es-
quire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 2191 Ringling Bou-
levard, Sarasota, Florida 34237
on or before the 30t" day of May,
2008 and file the original with


O Legal Notices

the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-j
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief.
demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 14th day of April,
2008.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008
---------- *
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1141
DIV.
TRI-COUNTY BANK D/B/A
AMERIS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAURA E. WHITTALL AS
TRUSTEE, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE 2
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered herein, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
in the BOCC meeting room in
the Levy County Courthouse
at 355 S. Court St., Bronson,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th
day of May, 2008, the following -
described property:
A Condominium unit being No,
D-2 of Cedar Cove Efficiency
Condominium II, hereinafter
referred to as the "Condomini-
um," according to a Condomin-
ium Declaration dated March 5,,
1982, recorded April 19, 1982,
in Official Records Book 191,
Page 183, public records of,
Levy County, Florida, together
with the undivided interest in,
the common elements des-
ignated - in the Condominium
Declaration to be appurtenant
to such unit.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of-this-Court.on April 14,
2008. '- '- ** "
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Deputy Clerk'
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILI-.
TIES NEEDING A REASON-
ABLE ACCOMMODATION TO'
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-'
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
THE COURT ADMINISTRA-'
TOR'S OFFICE, AS SOO4'
AS POSSIBLE, TELEPHONE"
(352) 374-3648; OR, IF HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-'
8771 (TTD); OR 1-800-955-,
8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE.
DALE G. WESTLING, SR.,ESQ'
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 356-2341
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,,.
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CS-1142
AMERIS successor in interest .
to TRI-COUNTY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAURA E. WHITTALL, as
Trustee of the 212 Cedar Cove
Trust, dated April 19, 2005, a
Florida Trust, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE.
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN '
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered herein, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cashi
in the BOCC meeting room in
the Levy County Courthouse
at 355 S. Court St., Bronson,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th
day of May, 2008, the following
described property:
A Condominium unit being No'
D-3 of Cedar Cove Efficiency
Condominium II, hereinafter
referred to as the "Condomini-
um," according to a Condomin-
ium Declaration dated March 5,
1982, recorded April 19, 1982,
in Official Records Book 191,
Page 183, public records of
Levy County, Florida, together
withthe undivided interest in,
the common elements des-


ignated in the Condominium
Declaration to be appurtenanf
to such unit.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on April 14,
2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Individuals with disabilities










Levy County Journal


LEGAL NOTICES


May 1, 200815


S Legal Notices Leg0al Notices

needing a reasonable accom- Commencing at the Northeast
modation to participate in this corner of the parcel of land
proceeding should contact the described in Official Record
Court Administrator's Office, as Book 891, pages 389-391,
soon as. possible, Telephone: public records of Levy County,
(352) 374-3648; or, if hear- Florida hereafter referred to as
ing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 the Parent Parcel, said North-
(TTD); or 1-800-955-8770 (V), east corner, according.to said
via Florida Relay Service. description, being the inter-
section of the North line of the
DALE G. WESTLING, SR.,ESQ South % of said Section 17 and
331 East Union Street the westerly right of way line
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 of county Road 336; thence
Telephone: (904) 356-2341 South 29044'50" East, along
Attorney for Plaintiff said westerly right of way line,
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008 a distance of 626.19 feet to
--------the Point of Beginning; thence
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT continue South 29�44'50" East,
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL along, said westerly right of
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY way line a distance of 623.89
COUNTY, FLORIDA feet; thence North 89052'32"
CIVIL DIVISION West, a distance of 1613.37
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1250 feet; thence North 29044'50"
ORANGEWOOD HOMES, West, a distance of 623.89
INC., feet; thence South 89*52'32"
Plaintiff, East, a distance of 1613.37
vs. feet to the Point of Beginning.
MICKEY PUBIEN, et al. AND
Defendant. Parcel 3
NOTICE OF SALE Part of Section 17, Township
Notice is hereby given that, 13 South, Range 15 East, Levy
pursuant to a Final Summary County, Florida, being more
Judgment of Foreclosure en- particularly described as fol-
tered in the above-styled cause, lows:
in the Circuit Court of Levy Commencing at the Northeast
County, Florida, I will sell the corner of the parcel of land
property situate in Levy County, described in Official Record
Florida, described as: Book 891, pages 389-391,
Lot 11, Chiefland Woods public records of Levy Coun-
Unit 1, as per plat thereof, as ty, Florida, hereafter referred
recorded in Plat Book 6, Page to as the Parent Parcel, said
7, of the public records of Levy Northeast corner, according
County, Florida to said description, being the
at public sale, to the highest intersection of the North line
and best bidder, for cash, at of the South % of said Section
the Lobby of the Levy Coun- 17 and the westerly right of
ty Courthouse, 355 S. Court way line of County Road 336:
Street, Bronson, FL 32621 at thence South 29044'50" East,
11:00 a.m. on the 19th, day of along said westerly right of
May, 2008. way line, a distance of 1250.08
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT feet to the Point of Begin-
COURT ning; thence continue South
By: Gwen McElroy /s/ 29044'50" East, along said
Deputy Clerk westerly right of way line a dis-
THIS INSTRUMENT tance of 623.89 feet; thence
PREPARED BY: North 89052'32" West, a dis-
Stuart M. Gold, Esq. tance of 1613.37 feet; thence
5801 NW 151 Street, Suite 307 North 29044'50" West, a dis-
Miami Lakes, FL 33014 tance of 623.89 feet; thence
Attorney for Plaintiff South 89052'32" East, a dis-
(305) 591-1040 tance of 1613.37 feet to the
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008 Point of Beginning.
----------AND
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Parcel 4
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL Part of Section 17, Township
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY 13 South, Range 15 East, Levy
COUNTY, FLORIDA County, Florida, being more
CIVIL DIVISION particularly described as fol-
CASE NO.i3-200f-CA- ' lows:
1249 Commencing at the Northeast
ORANGEWOOD HOMES, corner of the parcel of land
INC., described in Official Record
Plaintiff Book 891, pages 389-391,
vs. public records of Levy Coun-
MICKEY PUBIEN, et al. ty, Florida, hereafter referred
Defendant. to as the Parent Parcel, said
NOTICE OF SALE Northeast corner, according
Notice is hereby given that, pur- to said description, being the
suant to a Final Summary Judg- intersection of the North line
ment of Foreclosure entered in of the South % of said Section
the above-styled cause, in the 17 and the westerly right of
Circuit Court of Levy County, way line of County Road 336;
Florida, I will sell the property thence South 29044'50" East,
situate in Levy County, Florida, along said westerly right of
described as: way line, a distance of 1873.97.
LOT 10, CHIEFLAND WOODS feet to the Point of Begin-
UNIT1,ASPERPLATTHERE- ning; thence continue South
OF, AS RECORDED IN'PLAT 29044'50" East, along said
BOOK 6, PAGE 7, OF THE westerly right of way line a dis-
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY tance of 623.89 feet; thence
COUNTY, FLORIDA North 89052'32" West, a dis-
at public sale, to the highest tance df 1613.37 feet; thence
and best bidder, for cash, at North 29044'50".West, a dis-
the Lobby of the Levy Coun- tance of 623.89 feet; thence
ty Courthouse, 355 S. Court South 89052'32" East, a dis-
Street, Bronson, FL 32621' at tance of 1613.37 feet to the
11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of Point of Beginning.
May, 2008. AND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT Part of Section 17 and 20,
COURT Township 13 South, Range 15
By: Gwen McEIroy Is/ East, Levy County, Florida, be-
Deputy Clerk ing more particularly described
THIS INSTRUMENT as follows:
PREPARED BY: Commencing at the Northeast
Stuart M. Gold, Esq. corner of the parcel of land
5801 NW 151 Street, Suite 307 described in Official Record
Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Book 891, pages 389-391,
Attorney for Plaintiff public records of Levy Coun-
(305) 591-1040 ty, Florida, hereafter referred
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008 to as the Parent Parcel, said
---- Northeast corner, according
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT to said description, being the
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, intersection of the North line
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, of the South % of said Sec-
FLORIDA tion 17 and the westerly right
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1144 of way line of County Road
TRI-COUNTY d/b/a AMERIS, 336; thence Souith 29044'50"
Plaintiff, East, along said westerly
vs. right of way line, a distance
LAURA EMERSON WHITTALL of 2497.86 feet to the Point of
AS TRUSTEE, et al., Beginning; thence continue
Defendant(s). . South 29�44'50" East, along


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE said westerly right of way line
SALOE a distance of 550.11 feet to the
beginning of a curve concave
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the Northeast having a ra-
pursuant to a Summary Final dius of 3340.15 feet and a cen-
Judgment of Foreclosure en- tral angle of 01�11'36"; thence
tered herein, I will sell to the southeasterly along the arc of
highest and best bidder for cash said curve, 69.56 feet to the
in the BOCC meeting room in intersection of the said right of
the Levy County Courthouse way line with the centerline of
at 355 S. Court St., Bronson, a graded road known as Clyatt
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th Road and the centerline of
day of May, 2008, the following a 60.00 foot wide easement
described property: described in Official Record
Parcel 2 Book 887, page 432, public re-
Part of Section 17, Township cords of Levy County, Florida;
13 South, Range 15 East, Levy. thence North 89*27'47" West,
.County, Florida, being more along said centerline, 1199.94
particularly described as fol- feet; thence South 83001'45"
lows: West, along the said center-


Legal Notices

line, 184.67 feet; thence South
59�28'35" West, along said
centerline, 193.15 feet; thence
leaving said centerline North
29044'50" West, a distance
of 749.23 feet; thence South
89052'32" East, a distance
of 1613.37 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Subject to the
easement over Cannon Road
described in Official Record
Book 887, page 432, public re-
cords of Levy County, Florida.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on April 14,
2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Court Administrator's Office, as
soon as possible, at Telephone
(352) 374-3648; or, if hear-
ing impaired, 1-800-995-8771
(TTD); or 1-800-955-8770 (V),
via Florida Relay Service.
DALE G. WESTLING, SR.,
ESQ
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 356-2341
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008
---------- .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.:38-2008 CP 000093
Division:
IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHRYN
FRANCES CAUSELY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of KATHRYN FRAN-
CES CAUSEY, deceased, who
died on January 30, 2008 is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Levy County, File No. 38-
2008 CP 000093, the address
of which is the Levy County
Court House, Probate Divi-
sion, P. 0. Box 610,Bronson,
Florida 32621. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives and the personal
representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unrratured 'coh'tingent or un-
liquidate' claims, and on whom
a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
,THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
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 the first publica-
tion of this Notice is April 24,
2008.
Personal Representative:
TERRY HAMIL
9564 NW 59 Place
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Attorneys for the Personal
Representative:
Dennis L. Blackburn
Florida Bar No. 0254452
Blackburn & Company, L.C.
5150 Belfort Road, South
Building 500
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904) 296-7713
Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2008

INVITATION TO BID
The School Board of
Levy County will receive
sealed bids at the Office
of the Superintendent, 480
Marshburn Drive, PO Drawer
129, Bronson, Florida 32621
until 4:00 p.m., May 16, 2008,
for the following projects:


Re-Roof Buildings 300, 400
and 500 at Chiefland Ele-
mentary School
Re-Roof a portion of Build-
ing 400 at Chiefland Elemen-
tary
Bids will be awarded at
the June 3, 2008 School
Board Meeting. For detailed
bid requirements and
specifications, contact Ted
Alexander, Maintenance
Director, at (352) 486-5250,
or Gerald Ward, Purchasing
Coordinator at (352) 486-5297.
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR


JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 21, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 38-2007CA000938
of the Circuit Court of the 8th
Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, BRONSON, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidderforcash atthe MAIN LOB-
BY OF THE COURTHOUSE at
the LEVY County Courthouse


LEVY County, Florida, wherein
OCALA NATIONAL BANK is
Plaintiff and JAMES OSPINA
and JANE DOE OSPINA, now
known as Rachelle Ospina, his
wife, are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash, such sale only to take
place in the presence of Plain-
tiff or Plaintiff's duly appointed
representative, at 11:00 a.m.
on May 19, 2008 in the main
lobby of the Levy County
Courthouse, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, Florida, the
following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, being


Buying

Tax Deeds?
Veed to cea the titee?
&xpWdecd, SIuepiae
Sewice and
Reasonable
Rates!
eaUe
eh%&aotte J. Weidawm
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(352) 486-3753


I _


. . Legal Notices

LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 38-2008-CP-
000026
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH ROMERO,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that a
Petition for Administration has
been filed in the estate of Jo-
seph Romero, deceased, File
Number 38-2008-CP-000026,
by the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Drawer 610, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, Florida 32621-
0610; that the total cash value
of the estate is $18,500.00 and
that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
Teresa Romero
12 Ramclark Lane
New City, New York 10956

Julia Romero
3006 Gaugh St Apt 102
San Francisco, CA 94123

Catherine Egyes
2886 Seven Spring Mountain
Rd.
Monroe, New York 10950

Maria Teresa Romero
24 Louis Road
New City, New York 10956

Legal Description: Lots #3 and
#4 in Block #2 of the Second
Addition to Bronson Heights
Subdivision, as recorded in
Plat Book #3, Page #45, Pub-
lic Records of Levy County,
Florida.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DAT 'OF SE-I fVi''
OFA'COPIY O'F THIS NOTICtE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is May 1, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
Teresa Romero
12 Ramclark Lane
New City, New York 10956
Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
Alina Salcines Restrepo
4300 West Flagler St, Ste 102
Miami, Florida 33134
(305) 442-0306
FL Bar No: 0183016
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2007CA000938
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL
MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID C. SHARPE; MARIA
SHARPE A/K/A MARIA DI-
ANE SHARPE; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS:


9 Legal Notices

located at 355 SOUTH COURT
STREET in BRONSON, Flori-
da, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day
of May, 2008 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK "D" OF
"BRONZE-SUN ACRES" AN
UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE SOUTHEAST %
OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP
11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

FOR A POINT OF REFER-
ENCE COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 11
SOUTH 17 EAST; THENCE
RUN S 89 DEGREES 03
MINUTES 00 SECONDS W,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SECTION 34, A DISTANCE
OF 450.15 FEET TO THE
WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF A 50 FOOT STREET
(KNOWN AS BAHIA DRIVE):
-THENCE RUN N 00 DEGREES
58 MINUTES 06 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE, 1250.69 FEET
TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF A 50 FOOT
STREET (KNOWN AS FLO-
RATAM STREET); THENCE
S 89 DEGREES 03 MINUTES
00 SECONDS W, ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE,
1094.50 FEETTO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES
03 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
W, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE. 267.00 FEET;
THENCE S 00 DEGREES 57
MINUTES 00 SECONDS E,
400.00 FEET; THENCE N 89
DEGREES 03 MINUTES 00
,SECONDS E, 267.00 FEET;
THENCE N 00 DEGREES 57
MINUTES 00 SECONDS W,
400.00 FEET TO CLOSE ON
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH A 1972
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN# 10889

Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
penrdens. mrtust file a claim' ith-
in 60 days aft i s re i ' -
- ,,* .__A' / ( ! U I ' '-'t.-,
Dated this 21st day of April,
2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of David J. Stern,
P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive Suite
500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954)233-8000
07-08818(FM) FNM
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the Levy County Courthouse
at (352)486-5276, 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2007-CA-
000357
OCALA NATIONAL BANK, a
National Banking Association,
organized under the laws of
the United States of America,
authorized to and doing
business in Marion County,
Florida,
*Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES OSPINA, and JANE
DOE OSPINA, now known as
Rachelle Ospina, his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 16, 2008, and entered in
Civil Case No. 38-2007-CA-
000357 of the Circuit Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for


e Legal Notices
situate in LEVY County, Florida,
to-wit:
LOT 22, BLOCK C, CASON'S
INGLIS ACRES UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OF
PLATTHEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK4, PAGE 41,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY
(60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED this 21st day of April,
2008.
DANNY SHIPP,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seal) By: Gwen
McElroy Deputy Clerk
Michael J. Cooper
Attorneys at Law
321 N.W. Third Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475-8818
(352)732-4500
(352)351-3859 Fax
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-
000641.
JEANETTE CALLOWAY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTIN R. McGEE and
DIANE W. McGEE, et al.,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF
JUDICIAL SALE BY THE
CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Summa-
ry Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above styled cause
now pending in said court, that
1.will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Lobby of
the Levy County Courthouse,
355 S. Court Street, Bronson,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on June
2, 2008, the following described
property:
Tract 1 of the Corrective Plat
of FLORIAN HEIGHTS, an un-
recorded subdivision located
in Section 25, Township 12
South, Range 17 East, Levy
County, Florida, being more
particularly desdribed as fol-
lows: .e . wen ?' .--
Beginning at tfhe' N corner
of the West Y2 of the SE % of
said Section 25, then south 88
deg. a distance of 470.62 feet;
thence S 00 deg. 20 min. 07
sec. W, a distance of 523.94
feet; thence N 88 deg. 53 min.
.12 sec. E, a distance of 470.62
feet to a point on the East line
of said West % of the SE % of
Section 25, thence 00 deg. 20
min. 07 sec. E, along said East
line, a distance of 523.94 feet
to the point of beginning.
Property address: 12751 NE
54th Street, Williston, Florida
32696
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
Dated:April 21, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk
(Court Seal) By: Gwen
McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Attorney:
Ameli Padron-Fragetta, LLC
7950 NW 155 Street, Suite 206
Miami Lakes, Florida 33016.
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 38-2008-CP-000091
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
RUBY L. CASSADY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Ruby L. Cassady, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was December 3, 2004, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, File Number 38-2008-CP-
000091; the address of which is
355 S. Court St., P.O. Box 610,









16 May 1, 2008


LEGAL NOTICES/REAL ESTATE


Levy County Journal


9 Legal Notices


Bronson, Florida 32621. The TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
names and addresses of the TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
personal representative and the OF DEATH IS BARRED.
,personal representative's attor- The date of first publication of
ney are set forth below, this Notice is May 1, 2008.
All creditors of the decedent . Personal Representative:
and other persons having claims Charles D. Cassady
or demands against decedent's P.O. Box 36
estate, on whom a copy of this . Inglis, FL 34449
ndt9ce, is required,to be served Attorney for Personal
must file, their claims with this. Representative:


court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
S733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED


Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0857.750
VanNess and VanNess, P.A.
1205 North Meeting Tree Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 795-1444
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2007-CA-1039
JOHN L. WALDRON and
BRENDA G. WALDRON, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
RUTH C. McNEELY, if living,
and if deceased, her heirs,
administrators and assigns,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that in
accordance with the Summary
Final Judgment in Foreclosure


, Legal Notices


G Legal Notices

entered on April 28, 2008 in Civil
Action No. 38-2007-CA-1039, in
the Circuit Court, in and for Levy
County, Florida, in which JOHN
L. WALDRON and BRENDA
G. WALDRON, his wife, were
the Plaintiffs; and RUTH C.
McNEELY was the Defendant, I
will sell to the highest bidder for
cash in the Lobby of the Levy
County Courthouse, in Bronson,
Florida, at 11:00 AM o'clock on
Monday, June 2, 2008, the real
property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 16, Block 8, Fannin
Springs Annex, according to
the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 31, public
records of Levy County,
Florida. Together with the
1966 Manatee mobile home
located thereon. (Parcel No.
07626-015-00)
DATED this 28th day of April
2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF COURT
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: May 1, 8, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 38-2007-CP-
000318
DIVISION 1


@ Legal Notices

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUANA RUIZ GARCIA,
Deceased
NOTICE OF ACTION
(Formal Notice by Publication)
TO: ANTONIO SANCHEZ
GARCIA
Last Known Residence and
Whereabouts Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for Administration
(intestate) has been filed in this
Court. You are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses,
if any, on Petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address are:
DAVID W. VELIZ
425 West Colonial Drive
Suite 103
Orlando, Florida 32804
On or before May 30, 2008,
and to file the original of the writ-
ten defenses with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
-'or immediately thereafter. Fail-
ure to serve and file written de-
fenses as required may result in
a judgment or order for the relief
demanded, without further no-
tice.
Dated on April 23, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of Court
(Court Seal) By:Melissa Allen Is/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: May 1;, 8, 15, 22, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT


G Legal Notices
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2006-DP-0167
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.G. DOB 10/11/2004
Minor Child.
NOTICE OF SUIT FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT
FOR ADOPTION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
TO: Larry Goolsby, Residence
Unknown
You are hereby notified that
a petition under oath has been
filed in the above-styled Court
for the termination of your pa-
rental rights to A.G., a female
child born October 11, 2004, in
Alachua County, Florida, and for
permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Chil-
dren and Family Services for
subsequent adoption. You are
hereby commanded to be and
appear before the HONORABLE
DAVID A. GLANT, JUDGE OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT, at the
Levy County Courthouse, Bron-
son, Florida, on the 4th day of
June, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. for an
Advisory Hearing.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY
HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-


REAL ESTATE
G A L L E R Y


Sandra Copen /Rteator


iU



Licensed Real Estate Broker GOSSWILLIAMIS
www.gosswilliams.com ,REAL ESTAT,, .1NC.
US T:SIOM HOME- 1
oom, 2 Bath)'Th arg"e
S. kitchen & master suite,
screened porch, enclosed
garage & more. Fenced yard
within 5 acre lot and wooded
perimeter for privacy. Handicap
assessable. A must see.
$310,000.00
. 5 GRASSY ACRES - 2000

model 3BR/2BA doublewide
mobile home with split
bedroom plan. Screened porch,
decks galore and a large
N24'x30' attached garage. Make
this your new home for only
$114,900.00.
SELLER MOTIVATED
1 ACRE LOT - Comes with
This 2005, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
doublewide mobile home.
Located on a paved street
within a mile of the Chiefland
city limits. Small pole barn
with water & power. Owner
motivated. $85,000.00



CITY OF CHIEFLAND -
3 Bedroom, 2 bath masonry
home on corner parcel. Retro
---- srle sits on US Alternate 27
.. adjacent to First Baptist
.....;. /2-Church. Many possibilities for
u�-t this 1/2 acre parcel in the heart
of Chiefland. $124,900.00

USESEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS AT
LEWWW.gosswilliams. comn

102 South Main Street, Chiefland, Florida
Office 352-493-2838 Evenings 352-493-1380

Smith &Associates,M" . .

Service You Deserve. People You Trust? Inc. , ,"


Vacant Lots Vacant Lots - Vacant Lots
-Great .30 acre lot, near -Fenced 10 Acres, Ready for -Corner .93 acre lot near
Williston-corner lot, sellers your horses and your new Bronson, Lovely Oaks, ez
will consider owner home. In the heart of drive to Gainesville.
financing. Gilchrist County. MLS: 756476 $21,500
MLS: 755962 $24,900. MLS:755595 $92,500. -Long Pond S/D 1 acre on
-Beautiful 1 acre corner -Nature & Wildlife GALORE, paved road near Chiefland,
parcel. Scattered trees. Paved 40 acres near Chiefland Golf lovely property.
Rd. Close to boat ramp, Course, can be divided, call MLS: 754839 $25,900
fishing, natural springs.Very for details. . -Commercial 12.8 acres, 2
Desirable! MLS:746322 $439,000. parcels with 730 ft frontage
MLS: 758136 $37,000. -What a Buy! .25 acre in on US19 Fanning Springs
-Commercial 3.25 acres Williston Golf Course City Limits, High Traffic 7
North of Chiefland just off Community, play golf Visibility. Call for details.
US19. Partially cleared. everyday! MLS: 758783 $600,000
MLS: 754947 $120,000. MLS:756119 $10,500. SYLVIA RUTLEDGE, Realtor
LISA BAXTER, Realtor RUSS HALLETT, Realtor 490-1214
949-1649 665-9901


Vacant Lots
-Hampton Farm 20 acre.'
equestrian minded sd w,
bridal trails in place. Good
price!
MLS: 755770 $225,000
-Forest Park Rd. 2.40 acre
with beautiful large oaks,
near Bronson.
MLS: 758867 $25,000
-Well, Electric, 2-Stall Barn,
brand new fencing on 2.5
acres. Bring your horses. Call
Today.
MLS: 755854 $74,000
COOKIE KING, Realtor
339-0901


SUMMER FUN AT THIS
WATERFRONT RETREAT
on 1.5 acres. Spacious
3br/2ba home in charming
FL setting w/hugh
granddaddy oaks. Wood
burning stove, large
screened-in porch, 2-car
garage, covered patio w/fish
cleaning area, private boat
ramp. Much More!
MLS: 758787 $289,000
LISA BAXTER, Realtor
949-1649


S P I R S RV I C -
Hw �mCertified


Everything Must Go!


Buy Now at Invoice Prices!



I-*, I l i i 'i-'f .- i *
i^^-~;q I'^~3 IMId^-'''"??^?1-"^ UPW"171 '
FIJOR mv~i is m!i; 1


This Beautiful 4Br/2B
V


Come See "BIG BUBBA"
a Suite Retreat, Bath & Kitchen can be yours as
low as $69,900 F.O.B.


Modular Home Tape & Texture, Wood Cabinets, Tile Floor,
Furnished - Can be yours for $65,000


Partially;


~7-N.

Dlii. I


' 28 X 48 3Br/2Ba Glamour
Bath, Plywood Floors. Can be
yours as low as $44,900


Homes of Merit 32X68 3/2
with Fireplace, Mud Room,
Starting as low as $59,900


M&S Home's




A 2691Hwy27 WilisonFL


o Legal Notices 1
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHT
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 REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY
BUTARE UNABLE TO AFFORD
ONE, THE COURT WILL:API-
POINTAN ATTORNEY TO REP-
RESENT YOU. . :
This notice; shall be published
once a week for four (4) consec-
utive'weeks in the Levy County
Journal at Bronson, Florida.
FIRST PUBLICATION: May 1,
2008.
Witness my hand as the clerk
of said Court and the Seal
therefore, this 22 day of April,
2008.
DANNY SHIP
Clerk of the Circuit Couft
(Court Seal) By:Judy Marino
Deputy Clerk
LARRY CANGRO, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar Number 703443
Senior Attorney
Children's Legal Services
Post Office Box 356
Trenton, FL 32693
(352)463-4026
Pub.: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2008
----------


Smith Associates,
Service You Deserve. People You Trust! Inc.


CeC-: 352-577-4125
P r - F I, I i E'


7


?


GMACI1








Levy County Journal


Around Levy County


May 1, 2008 17


7516


~7j


-ri


Top: Steve Lowrimore of speaks to Williston third graders about growing trees. Bottom:
Jarrett Ratliff and Mariah Weldon get hands on experience watering a tree.


Williston third graders


receive tree education


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Every TRies. & Thurs.
5:30p-6:30p 9
Starting May 8th
Sign up NO\'Il
Limit 25 students
Deadline is Thurs. NMa\ 81h
$15000
(Clts available


Herb Triplet
Pro Golf Instructor 352-528-2520


789 NE Stale Rd. 121
W\tUson, FL
w\\w.\v\willisiongolf.comn


Attn: Lawyers & Accountants


* Rubber Stamps
* Embossed Seals
* Stock Certificates
* Corporate Kits $59.99
(Profit, Non-Profit, LLC)
Orders in by 2pm are shipped same day
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm 1
at.9am-12pm
352-528-0845
23 E. Noble Ave.
der Form Williston, FL


Members of tro third grade classes at Williston Elementary School spent an
hour last week learning the importance of trees and Arbor Day from an expert on the
subject.
Steve Lowrimore of Plum Creek Timber Company helped the students plant a
young sapling dogwood tree on the lawn outside their classrooms.
Enthusiam was high. Derek Newsome and Taylor Shinbery stamped the loose
dirt into place. Jarrett Ratliffand Mariah Weldon arrived with a bucket to give the
small tree a drink of water. Students were told to water it once a day.
Lowrimore's daughter, Emily, is a student in Leanne Kriser's third grade class.
The other class was taught by Barbara Hoyt.
Although the planting took place two days after Earth Day,. Lowrimore's focus
was on Arbor Day, held each Near to encourage the planting of trees. Arbor Day
w'as the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician
originally from Michigan.
The first Arbor Da) took place on April 10, 1872. In the years that followed,
Morton's idea spread beyond Nebraska to Kansas, Tennessee. Minnesota and Ohio.
all claiming their ow n Arbor Day. Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day. though in
different months.
At the federal level, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April
as National Arbor Day in 1970. The third Friday in January is Florida's Arbor Day.
But Lowrimore talked about trees in other ways and why they are valuable. He
said trees are used to produce maple syrup, imitation bacon, suspensions for drinking
soda, ice cream thickener, and wood for boards.
Trees also produce oxygen, which we breathe.
Plum Creek Timber Company owns 145,000 acres of land in Levy County.
The company is leasing land to Tarmac America for a proposed limestone mine in
southwest Levy County.
Lowrimore, a harvest forester, said the company prefers to grow loblolly pine.
He said longleaf pines tend to take longer to grow. He said it takes about five years
before they can fight their way out of the grasses.
Lowrimore gave the students a gift before he left for the day. He presented each
of them a small pine tree to plant in a location approved by their parents. He said he
advised the students that pine trees drip sap, and their parents may not want the tree
planted in a location where it can drip on their vehicles when it gets older.


RIVE.ONIE ofF o"The Works"
-E r. , riur,,- 1"- j.I,- 1' , T. I ",'n - I

WANTED: Quality .
Pre-Owned Vehicles! iA $ 9 5
Bring Your Trade, Title, Driver's I Value
A gfret value in mainfenance
License & Insurance Card! 9 o ,il rn t neo , th""a"'rough .n,,lsicon I
| and Ino ul Up to 5 qrsa Motorcr r Off
Ta - disposal fees and diesel vehicles evtra I
Quality Service Dept. & Body Shop! ._ -.":,. .,.-n dl .e,,,,,, I
WWHITE FORD-MERCURY @
SELLS FOR LESS! They ARE Cheaper in Chiefland! MERCURY
916 N. YOUNG BLVD., CHIEFLAND * Toll Free 1-800-777-4297
WESIESww w iteodmruy oSoln 2 r. aIay


I "B"TATF
SEAL & CERTIFI']CATE
LofLEVyCo NTY , MC.


. , , , I .







AROUND LEVY COUNTY


18 May 1,2008


Levy County Journal


Rodeo events delight fans in Chiefland, Williston
'Bull Bash 'flies high for Chiefland FFA Williston rodeo features laughs, fun
Thousands came out for .
the annual "Bull Bash," two
ni Arht nfh ull ridin tob henefit 1 " ' 1 ,\ - .


I. Time to Get Your Ducks in a Row....


I
Tom Baker, REALTOR�S
352-317-2478
-. . - d


Tom: 3BR/2BA $169,900
MLS: 758080/287743
598 Stephens St, Bronson


Karen Smith, REALTOR'
352-538-3141


Natalie Thomas, REALTOR� Noemi Montes de Oca, F
352-219-8365 352-316-5644


Come join in on the
Scavenger Hunt!
Find a total of 4 beaded necklaces to
enter to win a $50.00 gas card. Enjoy
!ight refreshments & tour beautiful
priced to sell homes in the Bronson Area!
DON'T MISS OUT!


Natalie: 4BR/3BA w/many features!
MLS: 758417/289856
- 9451 NE 107th CT, Bronson


Noemi: 2BR/2BA MH 558,000 t Prude tl, Karen: 3BR/2BA CB $183,500
MLS: 758772/291829 MLS: 758746/291719
11551 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Bronson Preferred Properties 9170 NE 105th Ave, Bronson
Please view our website, www.prefpropbronson.com or call to find out more information on any of these properties.
190 EstThaserDive,-ronon, L .3621Ofc:5-48 . .Tll re86-49-3 w .peroprno.com


9Maym 3 rd

nor9am- 6pm
w~owA,&, V M. .JM


FSvv m
Fiesta <


* Highwaymen Paintings
* Lodge .& Log Home
Furnishings & Decor


* Quilts, Pottery Furniture
* Longaberger Baskets
* Mossy Oak Camnto Cothing
* Mossy Oak Purses & Belts
S"Wildfire" Rhinestone Belts
* ATV Parts, Accessories
& Tires
* Hunting Accessories
* Russ Welling Iron Work





Diie's Antiques

& Gifts
112 w. Nobe Ave.
Wiffiston, FL
352-528-2338
----^


lIp in fstva


I