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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson, Fla
Creation Date: May 8, 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
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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).
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Inside
Creekside Christian
students traveled to the
Sun Coast Regional ACE
Student Convention
recently, and came away
with numerous awards.
Which ones? See Page 2.


A Dixie County group
honors a local war hero.
Find out who they are and
more, Page 12.


Chiefland comes together against cancer


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Cancer survivors and community
volunteers gathered last weekend for the
101 Annual American Cancer Society
Relay for Life in Chiefland, an event
that raised funds for research and patient
services.
The two-day relay at Wayne Pridgeon
Stadium and C. Doyle McCall Field netted
about $23,000, according to Heather
Hayes, community representative for the
American Cancer Society in the north
central area.
She said community giving was
down somewhat this year due to the
slow economy. However, contributions
received through Aug. 31 will count
toward the total for this year's relay.
Enthusiasm for the relay was high.
The organizers were trying to spread the
word about services available to cancer
patients' through the American Cancer

See Relay, Page 20


Cancer survivors joke with one another as they take part in the survivor's walk around
the Chiefland High School track. About 100 people walked in 90 degree weather in show
of solidarity. The walk symbolizes the hope for a cure and the progress being made in
research.


County okays more scales to ease landfill conflicts


The Williston community
tossed a number of its
finest in the pen Friday, all
for a good cause. Find out
who and why, Page 12.


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

With long lines and angry residents becoming
more common at the Levy County Landfill
entrance, county commissioners on Tuesday
voted to spend about $185,000 to eliminate the
cause of the conflicts.
Commissioners voted to build lanes leading
to two additional scales and a scale house. The
funding will come from an old $450,000 bond
issue and landfill fee revenues.
The third lane will be used exclusively by
commercial trucks.
Levy County Solid Waste Director Benny
Jerrels said conflicts occur now because incoming


landfill traffic and outgoing traffic use the same
single lane road and same set of scales. The
road to and from the scales is the only one at
the landfill.
County Coordinator Freddie Moody
described the design as being like a four-way
stop. He said sometimes people are polite, and
sometimes they lose patience as they wait for
their turn to go through the stop.
"We get a lot of complaints about citizens
not being able to get in and out of there.
They have to wait," said Commissioner Lilly
Rooks.
The bond issue was originally used for
construction of a 170-bed county jail addition,
according to Commission Chairman Sammy


Yearty. The bond money was also used
to build a new office at the landfill, new
offices for the road department, parks,
mosquito control and tourism development
council.
County officials had planned to build a
climate controlled records storage building
with the balance of the money, but the need
for additional scales and a scale house
outweighed building the storage area,
according to Moody.
John Stewart of Peter Brown
Construction, the county's construction
manager, told commissioners he believes

See Scales, Page 12


The Williston Red Devils
faced off against an old
nemesis Friday at the
Devils Den in Williston.
Find out who won, and
who is heading home for
the summer, Page 13.

A local youth group is
facing off against big
tobacco, and they are
making a big difference.
Find out who they are,
where they were this past
weekend, and what they
stand for, Page 15.


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intensive physical training at the Bronson
Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station. For more on
the training, see Pages 10-11.


Local fire departments to merge


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

"This will be a good thing in the long
run," Chairman Sammy Yearty said as the
Levy County Board of Commissioners
gave approval Tuesday for the Bronson
and Otter Creek Fire Departments to
proceed with their planned merger.
The proposed union has been in
the works since January, after the Levy
County Fire Advisory Board made the
recommendation based on a county-wide
fire service analysis.
"The Fire Advisory Board has
reviewed this proposal several times,"
Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall told
the commission. Stegall is also the FAB
chairman. "We are 100 percent for it."
"It's a grand opportunity to improve
the fire services for the citizens of Levy
County," Stegall said after the vote.
Otter Creek cannot currently meet the
statutory requirements to be recognized as
a fire department on its own. If it becomes


an extension of Bronson, however, Otter
Creek immediately receives an ISO
ranking that will, reduce the cost of fire
insurance for area homeowners, according
to Bronson Fire Chief Rick Lombardo.
"Right away Otter Creek residents
will save $200-300 on insurance," said
Lombardo.
In addition to Otter Creek becoming
a recognized department, the merger will
benefit both departments by creating a
budget that will allow for paid day-time
staff in each location. Manned stations
result in equipment kept ready and checked
daily, as well as provide guaranteed
response to calls, said Lombardo.
"This is a selling point - it will open
up the door for Bronson," said Lombardo.
By adding daytime staff in Bronson
and Otter Creek to the already manned
Williston and Chiefland stations, the
residents of Levy County will have much
greater protection, he said.

See Merger, Page 7


New hospital CEO says construction to begin in October


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

The president and chief executive officer of Tri County Hospital,
LLC visited Chiefland Friday and dropped off interim job application
forms at two banks for anyone interested in working in the future
hospital or working as a subcontractor building it.
Frank Schupp said Ameris Health Systems, the parent company,
won't begin building the two-story, 60-bed Chiefland hospital until
October, but the company is distributing what amounts to job pre-
application forms to develop a list of possible employees.
The forms can be picked up at Drummond Community Bank, Perkins
State Park, Jim King Realty, Chiefland City Hall and the Levy County


Journal. Residents can also go online at Frank.Schupp@sncregional.
com to fill out the interim application.
Johnson, Johnson & Crabtree in Nashville is the architectural firm
designing the facility. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor that
will build it.
Schupp makes his home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. His principal
reason for visiting Chiefland Friday was a meeting of the Tri-County
Medical Alliance, an organization of medical and non-medical
professionals from the tri-county area.
Schupp said the hospital will employ 270 people and carry an
annual payroll of $11.5 million. He said Ameris Health Systems is

See Hospital, Page 5








AROUND LEVY COUNTY


2 May 8, 2008


Levy County Journal


Creekside

Christian

....... .fares well

at ACE
Creekside Christian students
attended the Sun Coast Regional ACE
Student Convention recently at the
Word of Life Convention Center in
Pasco County.
V Creekside entered 43 events and
L "".placed first in six events and second
" in four. Competition is held in more
.. ; than 100 events in the categories
,- of: academics, athletics, music, art,
platform/speech, photography, and
needle/thread.
Winners are eligible to advance to
the International Student Convention,
held at the University of Central
Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. on May
24-29. Creekside will be sending four
students to the competition.
Creekside winners include (from
left) Kasidy Cook, first place in scenic
photography, still life photography,
and black and white photography;
Misti Fason and Hannah Sheppard,
first place in linear PowerPoint; Regan
Wells, first place in crochet; Timmy
Fason, first place in checkers; and
Crystal Hawes, first place in quilting.
The basketball team finished
- third, while the girls volleyball team
finishedfourth.

Chiefland investigating possibility of selling water


City's future wellhead would

become regional facility.

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Not far from the northern Chiefland city limits is a 155-acre forested parcel that
one day could become a regional water supply site, with Chiefland selling water to
Fanning Springs and Trenton.
Or, it might just be Chiefland's future water supply.
No one has the answers as yet. The site is bordered by County Road 346 and
County Road 341.
The Suwannee River Basin Regional Water System is in the planning stages and
no one knows who would provide the estimated $12 million it would cost to extend
water lines from the wellhead site to Fanning Springs and Trenton.
The Florida Legislature did not act on a request this year for a $2 million
allocation. Chiefland city commissioners have indicated they have no plans to finance
construction of the system.
Chiefland would benefit financially from the sale of water. The city would be
selling to Fanning Springs and Trenton. A draft inter-local agreement between the
three cities was reviewed by the Chiefland City Commission on April 29.
The property is owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District. A
portion is leased to Chiefland for use as a wellhead and future water treatment plant,
but the city isn't pumping water from the site, at least not yet.
Water district officials said they bought the 155-acres as part of its long-term plan
to preserve land for community wellheads -- protected locations where city water
wells can be drilled for future use. The 155-acres originally set aside as a wellhead
for Chiefland.
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protected for the long term," said John Dinges, director of resource management for
the district.
The district attempted to find similar well sites for Trenton and Fanning Springs
without success. At some point, the district began thinking of a regional water
supply site and approached Chiefland about using its future wellhead. That's how the
Suwannee River Basin Regional Water system came into being, at least on paper.
If the regional system is ever to be built, Fanning Springs and Trenton would have
to approve the interlocal' agreement between the three municipalities, and funding
\would have to be made' available for construction. But there's no funding on the
horizon.
"Until some funding becomes available for capital construction, nothing can
happen," Dinges said.

have tossed out the idea of Chiefland selling water to Fanning Springs and
Trenton from the site, but the biggest drawback is the cost. The city estimates about
$12 million would be needed to run a water line eight miles to Trenton and five miles
to Fanning Springs.
The Florida Legislature this spring decided not to fund a $2 million grant that
would have been
A number of workshops have taken place with the Chiefland City Commission
to discuss how a regional well field could be developed at the site, the most recent
occurring last week. But commissioners have no plans to fund a regional system and
the Florida Legislature has yet to provide any money.

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Should Williston council members talk to union employees?


Council president says

she will continue to do so
By Terry Witt
Staff Writer
Williston City Council members voted to advertise for
a new city manager last week, but the discussion about
what type of manager they wanted soon turned to the city's
new labor union and why council members shouldn't speak
to unionized employees.
Council President Debra Jones said fired City Manager
James Coleman had told her not to talk to city employees,
an order she refused to obey.
"If an employee wants to talk to me, they can talk to
me," Jones said. "This man was telling all the employees
they couldn't talk to me."
City Attorney Norm Fugate said the best thing for city
council members to do is to avoid talking to city employees
about issues that affect the terms of their employment. He
said those issues should be dealt with through collective


bargaining with designated union representatives.
Fugate said 45 general city employees are members
of the local chapter of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees, approved in January.
Members of the union can file unfair labor practices
complaints against council members if they believe those
council members are not acting in their best interests.
"The point is you never know when that point will be
raised," Fugate said.
Fugate said the union is probably not going to mind
council members talking to individual union members as
long as they believe the communications are benefiting
them.
The basic foundation of a union is collective
bargaining, Fugate said. Appointed representatives of the
union negotiate in good faith with assigned members of
management.
The new Williston city employee union has yet to
develop a labor contract, Fugate said, but the union contacted
the city three weeks ago to get the process started. He said
he it may be difficult to complete the contract before Oct.
1, start of the city's new budget year.


On the subject of hiring a new city manager, council
members are not sure if they will hire Coleman's
replacement anytime soon. City Finance Director Mark
Schiefer has been hired as the interim city manager at a
salary of $59,134.
Schiefer would be the council's first choice for city
manager, but Schiefer is not sure he wants the job, and
believes the council should advertise for Coleman's
replacement to ensure the city gets a top grade applicant.
The meeting featured one other brief controversy.
During the discussion of Coleman and the prospects
of hiring a new city manager, someone suggested the city
needed to do better background checks.
An employee of Fugate's, Jennifer Munden, who was
sitting at the back of the room taking notes, reacted to the
statement with a facial expression. Jones looked at her and
said she realized Munden didn't agree. Munden reacted in
astonishment, saying, "Are you talking to me?
During a break, Munden approached Jones and told her
if she wanted to know about facial expressions, "I'll bring
you a mirror."


Williston arrests include battery, obstruction by disguised person


Arrests by the Williston Police Department for the week include the following:
* Roy T. Rutlin, 45, 425 SE 4th Drive, Williston, at 1:10 p.m., April 27, on a
charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Rutlin was also arrested on a Levy County
Sheriff's Office warrant for forgery, fraud, driving with suspended license.
* Gallardo Luis Pastrana, 32, 525 SE 5th Terrace, Williston, at 11:12 p.m., April
24, on charges of battery and resisting arrest without violence.
* Matthew Cory Edmundson, 28, 21650 NE 30th St., Williston, at 9:53 a.m., April
28, on charges of driving without a license intentionally.
* Kathy J. Juli, 56, 4352 SE U.S. 41, Morriston, at 8:20 p.m., April 25, on DUI.


* Ronald G. Wesley, 52, 20530 NE 40th Place, Williston, at 6:15 p.m., April 28,
on a c harge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
* William A. Meeks, 18, 35 SE 9th St., Williston, at 9:46 a.m., April 29, on a
warrant arrest for possession of controlled substance and sale.
* Jonathan Daniel McKnight, 35, 1511 S Robinson St., Perry, at 8:56 a.m., April
30, on charges of driving with license suspended or revoked and obstruction by a
disguised person.
* Kevin Jeron Woodard, 24, 1507 SE 114th Place, Archer, April 28 on charges of
grand theft and dealing in stolen property.


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You can't always get what you want (in an election)


By Rick Burnham
Editor


can't always get what you want."
As long as I can remember, that
has been the case for me regarding
presidential elections.
I thought I had found the perfect candidate in 2000.
George W. Bush seemed at the time to have the same
principles and values as I have, and his no-nonsense
approach to national security was a top priority for me.
I voted for him twice, and still consider him to be
considerably better than the alternatives - Mr. Global
Warming and Mr. First I Did And Then I Didn't.
Still, Mr. Bush has disappointed me on a couple of
different issues, ones that I feel are paramount to the
future of this country. Nearly seven years after terrorists
attacked the United States, we still have what amounts


to a revolving door on our southern and northern
borders. And we are still highly dependent on oil, and
as a result are still in bed with a billion radical fanatics
in the Middle East.
If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we
develop an alternative fuel source? Maybe we can but
we just don't want to.
My point? When it comes to presidential elections,
you probably are not going to get exactly what you
want. But, it you decide what your priorities are, you
could very well get what you'need.
For me, the number one priority is and always
will be national security. It seems fruitless, and a bit
misguided, to start with anything else. A booming
economy is great, but not if someone detonates a
nuclear bomb in New York or Washington. My right to
privacy is absolutely important, but ... meaningless if
there is poison in the water. Healthcare? A key issue for
many. But what does it matter if they are blown up by a


suicide bomber?
Some think anothermajor terrorist attack on the
home turf is highly unlikely. They're right. Because
intelligent and dedicated men and women have made
it a priority to prevent such attacks, it is a good bet that
we will not be attacked again anytime soon.
But four years from now, that might not be the case.
That's why the candidate who puts the most emphasis
on national security will get my vote.
We all have different priorities of course. Yours
may be providing healthcare for the masses, or it
may be improving the sluggish economy. Perhaps
it is preserving the natural habitat of the redheaded
woodpecker.
Decide what it is, and keep it in mind when you
cast your vote in November. If history is any indication,
it is highly likely that you will not get everything you
want in one of the three remaining candidates. Instead,
concentrate on what you need.


Setting sail for the Promised Land


The moment I spotted that nine-foot bull shark swimming down
the shoreline I knew I'd never see my wedding band again. Not
that it was forefront on the minds of the hordes of panicking people
splashing about wildly trying to get out of the water, but it's just that
I personally couldn't help thinking, "I'm not getting back in there to
look for it!" Realistically I should've just saved myself two days of . |-
vacation frustration and come to that same conclusion the moment it I
slid off my finger. There was just one thing left to do now, convince .
my brother Heath.
At first he had shown great brotherly kindness, trouncing about
in the surf, searching late into the evening. It seemed unusual, but
thoughtful. Things didn't really start smelling fishy until he got up
early the next morning to continue his hunt; alone.
I had to ask myself, "Is there something unnatural lurking
below the surface of his generosity?" But AI
Later my suspicions were further aroused when I noticed
how he was shunning the Frisbee, and how his sand castles were looking (
run down and unkempt.
* When he donned a new eye patch and rub on Cracker Jack tattoo I finally laid
�my suspicions to rest. Heath had contracted the Gold fever! Pirating was boiling in
his blood. My own kin was setting sail for my treasure.
\ As a concerned brother, I knew I must act. "I've got to find that ring first,
or Heath will keep it for himself!" Besides, I was no legal expert, and I still had
lingering questions about the legitimacy of my marriage without it.
Thankfully, before I could even rustle up a,paQot the wind i seemed to lift from
iHeath's sails. Some said it \vas the bull shark, but I figure it was probably just his
wife Mindy that slapped him out of it. Either way - that last day he grabbed his kid's
boogie board and began making a spectacle of himself down along the shore with
the rest of us pop-bellied dads. Secretly I was relieved. I was getting too old for such
treachery.
But anyway - All this pirate talk reminds me of my youth; days back when I was
sailing under.the old skull and crossbones; times best drowned in the black sea of
forgetfulness.
You see, I can testify that there's no peace at the bottom of a keg of ale, or joy
in double dealing. There's no fulfillment hidden in a chest of hoarded up selfish
desire, and rest is sparse for a lad heading to the high seas with a shady assortment


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Thanks to Jesus I've hoisted a new flag now. Heath has too.
We're both sailing with the King's royal fleet now. The Lord has
since bestowed upon us great honor and laden our ships with much
precious cargo, including a fine dependable Christian crew. We've
set sail for the Promised Land and we plan to plot our course
through these choppy waters according to His Majesty's Charts; the
Bible.
, Maybe the real story on my vacation this year is rooted in the
love of God.' For example, my ten year old Kailey so highly valued
the ring which symbolized her parents' bond that she cried when I
lost it. That touched me.
Heath's friend Mike, whose family had come along, rushed
over to mark the spot for me when I dropped it. He didn't cave
ly w ay with the temptation to be the hero and dive for it himself; he simply
y y stood there unwavering; unselfishly assuming the role as an anchor.
uy Sheffield For well over an hour he remained still until I finally insisted he
relent. This was time taken out of his Vacation, and he barely even
knew me. That touched me.
Our wives; Angie, Mindy, and Ann managed our huge gaggles of kids cheerfully
without making any of us walk the plank. (Though I believe my name may've come
up for a vote a couple of times.) They didn't touch me, and that touched me."
Hopefully your focus is not on the tarnishing treasures of this shipwrecked
world, because I can tell you, they'll fade quicker than the whisper that leads you
down to a shallow grave .
iWVhy do4nt you snap put.of it like Heath and di.d'?. Jt's not too late. Give yoyr life
to Jesus and set.sail for the Promised Land with us! I'd be honored to serve along
side you. In fact, I've been praying that God would remove your eye patch so that
you could see clearly. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened,! that ye
may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His
inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:18 KJV
Oh, and don't worry about me and Angie. I talked to a guy at work whose
cousin's hairdresser plays bingo with the receptionist for a bankruptcy lawyer who is
pretty sure we're probably still married.
You can visit Guy Sheffield at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at
all4christ@comcast. net.


Hospital, from Page 1


excited about building a new hospital to :
serve Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie Counties.
"This is the last diamond in the rough
- the lost coast in Florida," Schupp said.
"This is the last true place that can justify
a new startup."
The future site of the hospital behind ,
the Wal-Mart Supercenter makes it -'
accessible to all three counties. Schupp
said the fact that U.S. 27A has been four-
laned from Chiefland to Ocala was a
consideration when the company looked
at Chiefland as a future hospital site. The
planned construction of Suncoast Parkway
2 through Citrus County - a toll road that
:will increase traffic on U.S. 19 through
:Chiefland - was also taken into account.
The $45 million hospital will be constructed on 20
acres behind the supercenter. It will be designed for a
:third story that can be added when the need arises. The
company also plans to build a helipad in one comer of
,the property. Ambulance helicopters will land there.
Construction of the hospital is expected to begin in
'October, but no building permit has been pulled, Schupp
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The Nashville company spent $400,000 attempting to
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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


6 May 8, 2008


Levy County Journal


Community Events

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


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.
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.
Wings of Freedom, Corn Fest Fly-In
The Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum 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
other items. Admission is by donation and all proceeds
will go toward acquiring a larger building to house the
growing museum and library collection.
Watermelon Festival
The 54th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival will
be held June 7. Area 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 is at 7 p.m. For
more information, visit www.chieflandwatermelonfesti
val.com.
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
th, 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 assist with
applications.
In addition, a representative of the Herff Jones

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Company will be available to talk with parents about class
rings and graduation announcements. Snacks, drinks, and
door prizes will be provided.
Kindergarten Orientation 08-09
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. For more information call Dee Olsen at 486-
2319.
Bronson Church of God ladies' day of fun
The Bronson Church of God Ladies Ministry enjoyed
a day of fun in the sun April 26'at their annual cookout.
There was a Most Creative Hat contest that even included
Pastor Jim Waldron as the chef.
The American Legion Post 91 dinner
American Legion Post 91 will host a dinner, with a
regularly scheduled meeting to follow, from5:30 - 7 p.m.
May 15 at the post home, next to the FFAArena on Walker
curve between Trenton and Bell. The post will provide
the main dish. Members are asked to bring a dessert.
Cedar Key Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Ivan Chubb and Patty Steve will host the Cedar Key
Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. May
25 at the entrance to the Cedar Key Cemetery on Gulf
Boulevard.
The day will include an invocation and benediction by
Reverend Binkley, a presentation of colors, a rifle team,
the Marine Corps League Post 1018, music, speaker
Robert Llowyns, honored guests, and taps.
SRWMD Governing Board Meeting
The Suwannee River Water Management District's
Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. May 8 at the
Steinhatchee Community Center. The meeting will be
to consider district business: and conduct public hearings
on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A Governing
Board workshop will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fiddler's
Restaurant.
The Suwannee River Water Management District's
Governing Board will meet at 8:10 a.m. May 9 at the
Fiddler's Restaurant for a continuation of the workshop.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to
the public.
Religious Poetry Contest
A $1,000.00 grand prize is being offered in a special
religious poetry contest sponsored by the New Jersey
Rainbow Poets. Fifty prizes are available, totaling almost
$5,000.00. The deadline for entering is June 14.
To enter, send only one poem consisting of 21 lines
or less to:'
Free Poetry Contest-
103 N Wood Ave # 32
Linden, N.J. 07036.
Entries are also accepted online at www.rainbowpoets.
com. Applicants should ensure their name and address
appears on the page with the poem. Those people wishing
to receive a winner's list should enclose a self-addressed,
stamped envelope.


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Recreational Advisory Committee Meeting
The City of Chiefland Recreational Advisory
Committee will hold its May meeting beginning at noon,
May 15 at 12 p.m. in Chiefland City Hall.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the office of the City Manager at City Hall, (352)
493-6711.
Train Depot Museum Committee Meeting
The City of Chiefland Train Depot Museum
Committee will hold its regularly scheduled meeting
at 1 p.m. May 19 at the Train Depot. All interested
persons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who has any
historical artifacts, pictures or information on the history
of Chiefland that they wish to donate or loan to the city
should contact Laurie Copeland at City Hall, 493-6711.
1BES SAC meeting
Bronson Elementary School will hold its final SAC
Meeting for the 2007-2008 school year beginning at
6 p.m. May 29 in the BES Media Center. Officers for
2008-2009 school year will be elected.

NRC informational meeting
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host
an informational meeting on public involvement in the
Levy Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 Combined License
Application review process from 6-9 p.m. June 5 at the
Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River. For
more information, contact Manny Comar, safety project
manager, (800) 368-5642, Ext. 3863.

Library meeting
Friends of the Williston Library will hold their May
meeting at 7 p.m., May 14 in the library. It will be
the last regular meeting until September when the new
season of Friends of the Williston Public Library starts.
Fair Association fundraiser
The Levy County Fair Association presents a night
of dinner and dancing beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at
the Williston Golf and Country Club. A barbecue pork
and chicken dinner will be provided by "Do-Right
Cooking" and costs $15. Music will be provided by "The
Touch of Class Trio" and by "The South Bound Band."
For more information, or to purchase a ticket, call 486-
3747. Proceeds will benefit the 2007 faifr deficit.

LifeSouth blood drive, car wash, yard sale
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host
a blood drive, car wash and yard sale to benefit Job
Michael McBride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 on 922
St. in Old Town.
Job, a five-year-old child with Downs Syndrome and
leukemia, is on a 3.5 year treatment of chemotherapy
ending March 2010. He has already received 15 units of
red blood cells and 11 blood platelet transfusions. He is
being treated at Shands at the University of Florida.
All donors will receive a recognition item and a
complimentary cholesterol screening. Donors must be
at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and
have photo identification. For more information about
becoming a donor or about blood drives in your area,
call (888) 795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

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Elderly woman



runs over shopper

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

An 84-year-old Michigan woman was cited for careless driving
Sunday after the car she was driving in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart
Supercenter ran over a female shopper pushing a cart, Chiefland Police
Chief Robert Douglas said.
Betty Jean Galloway of Kalamazoo, Mich. had to be told by witnesses
to throw her car in reverse and back off the victim, said Douglas. A Wal-
Mart security video showed Galloway at 3:13 p.m. hitting 64-year-old
Ruthella Emma Dowdy, 8051 NW 60th St., Chiefland with the left bumper
and front left fender panel of her car.
Galloway stopped her car on top of Dowdy. The video shows
witnesses walking up to her car window. She then backed up and parked.
The video then showed Dowdy lying on the pavement as bystanders
arrived to surround the victim.
An unidentified medical nurse who happened to be shopping at Wal-
. Mart arrived to render first aid along with Chiefland Police Sgt. Chris
Barwick, who was off duty and also was shopping. Dowdy's left leg was
injured. Barwick said a tire print was visible along Dowdy's left side.
Dowdy was flown by Shands Air Flight to Shands Hospital in
Gainesville. She emerged from surgery at 4 a.m. on Monday, according
"to Douglas.
"It just makes you sick to your stomach. A frail woman like that
getting run over by a car," Douglas said.
Douglas said Galloway would have to be retested to keep her driver's
license.


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer
Two Chiefland men were arrested on
May 2 in connection with the stabbing and
attempted murder of a Cross City man at the
Clay Landing Boat Ramp, according to the
Levy County Sheriff's Office.
Calbren Leon Bennett, 35, 12595 NW
90th Ave., Chiefland was arrested on charges
of attempted murder and tampering with
physical evidence for allegedly stabbing
Brian A. Keene of Cross City at least four
times in the body, once in the neck and once
in the face.
David Wayne Williams, 19, 12951
NW 85th Court, Chiefland, was arrested on
charges of being an accessory after the fact
to attempted murder and tampering with
physical evidence.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m.
after the men had been drinking. Bennett
claimed he was hit by a thrown beer can.
Bennett pulled a knife from his pocket
and stabbed Keene. The victim's lung was
punctured by one stab wound. The victim


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was transported to Shands Hospital for
surgery.
After the stabbing, Bennett climbed
into a truck driven by Williams, according
to the sheriff's office. The truck belonged
to Williams' girlfriend, a juvenile, who was
also present. Williams took Bennett home
with him. The juvenile told investigators
Williams and Bennett burned Bennett's
bloody clothing. Williams gave Bennett a
pair of his shorts to wear home.
Bennett called his wife, Jammie, on the
juvenile's cell phone and she came to pick
him up and take him home.


Agents search Bronson home, make arrests


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

. Responding to community complaints about drug
dealing, the Levy County Sheriff's Office-Chiefland Police
Department Drug Task Force arrested four men at a home
'in Bronson Thursday after serving a search warrant.
"It was an outcry of the community in reference to drug
trafficking at that house," said Lt. Evan Sullivan. "It's in
- the black community. They are getting tired of the noise,
getting tired of the traffic and getting tired of the drug
dealing."
), Officers.found ,only a small amount drugs at the
residence, 'Sullivai said, but they did find the tools and
materials necessary for manufacturing crack cocaine
from powder cocaine inside the home at 386 Dunn Street,
Bronson.
While the house was being searched, Williams was
?seen throwing a cigarette box on the ground under the front
'bumper of a van. Inside the box was a pink plastic baggie
containing a white powder that tested positive for cocaine,
-an arrest report said.
Arrested in the case were:
t U Vernon L. Williams, 48,386 Dunn Street, Bronson,
. on charges of maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of
drug paraphernalia, pos session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession of cocaine.
M Nathaniel Eugene Williams, 30, 386 Dunn Street,
SBronson, on charges of possession of cocaine, tampering
:Merger, from Page 1
Levy County relies heavily on volunteer firefighters.
"We couldn't operate without volunteers," said County
Commissioner Tony Parker. But as volunteers, he said,
they have other jobs. He cited the daytime hours as
the county's most vulnerable when the stations are not
manned. "The highest call rate is during the day, not at
night."
"It's a job without getting paid. And at some point
we need to pay firefighters in this county," Parker said.
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maintaining a drug dwelling.
* Travis S. Thorrington, 42, 6994 NE 106 Terrace,
Bronson, possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Arrests in unrelated cases were:
* Michael C. Hackel, 26, 11191 NW 114th St.,
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tampering with a victim. Hackel is accused of refusing
to allow his wife to leave their home during a domestic
argument on April 21. At one point, Hackel threw his wife
on the,bed, grabbed her by the throat and slapped her in the
face, an arrest report said.
* Angel Salazar, 22, no address listed, on charges of
capital sexual battery on a 4-year-old boy and providing
false identification to a law enforcement officer. The boy
said Salazar, whom he called Uncle Angel, unzipped his
(defendant's) pants in the bedroom and performed a sex
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information about his birth date.
* Richard Brock, 48, 150 NW 165th St., Trenton, on
charges of false imprisonment and tampering with witness-
victim. The victim told investigators Brock forced her to
leave a friend's home and drove away with her. When they
got out of the vehicle he fired one shot in the air from a .44
magnum handgun. The victim ran from Brock and called
911. A deputy and Chiefland police officer shot Brock twice
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Currently, Bronson Volunteer Fire and Rescue
responds to calls in Otter Creek, an expense for which
Bronson receives no compensation. If the merger takes
place, Lombardo said, each town would provide the
financial responsibility for the calls in their respective
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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


8May 8, 2008


Levy County Journal,
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Man misses jury duty, arrested


Practice pool safety

Nothing beats splashing into a pool
when the weather is warm. Swimming pools
should be a source of happy times; yet, the
risk of children drowning is ever present. It
is estimated that approximately 300 children
nationwide less than 5 years old drown
in residential swimming pools each year
(Consumer Product Safety Commission).
According to the National SAFEKIDS
Campaign, for every child who drowns, an
additional four are hospitalized. For each
child hospitalized, an additional four are
treated in emergency departments. SH ERIFFS
Toddlers are inquisitive - they lack S OR IF '
a sense of fear and a realistic sense of CORNER
danger. These issues, along with their SHERIFF JOHNNY SMITH
unpredictability and ability to move quickly, make swimming pools a
hazard for young children.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission,
approximately 75 percent of children involved in swimming pool
submersions or drownings were between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Most
victims were being supervised by one or both parents and were last seen
in the vicinity of the house just before the incident occurred. Another
interesting point is that 77 percent of children had been missing for five
minutes or less when they were found.
A child can drown in a swimming pool as quickly as it takes to
answer the phone. For very young children, drowning can be a silent
event - children do not always splash or scream to alert an adult that
they are in trouble. Here is a list of some of the ways to keep your
swimming pool an area of enjoyment for all:
1. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED. During social
gatherings appoint a "designated watcher" to protect children.
2. Completely fence the pool - including a gate that locks! The
'fence should be at least 4 feet high and have an alarm at the gate to
signal when anyone is near the pool.
3. Seconds count in preventing death and disability. Check the pool
first if a child is missing.
4. Do not assume that children are drown-proof, even if they have
had swimming lessons.
5. Do not use flotation devices as substitution for supervision.
6. Know CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). All caregivers
should know CPR. Keep rescue equipment and emergency numbers
poolside.
7. Remove toys from in and around the pool when it is not in use.
Toys attract children to the pool.
8. Have a telephone poolside to prevent having children unattended
in or around the pool. , * .
9. Remoine4he steps/laddpissfrp, aboN e ground pools when not in
use,
Remember that a child can drown in very shallow water - even a
few inches. It only takes enough water to cover the nose and mouth.
Summertime should be a time for our children to enjoy the water but we
want our children to be safe.


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A 52-year-old Chiefland man was arrested
on April 29 for failure to appear for jury duty,
a misdemeanor criminal offense.
Ronald Douglas, 11011 NW 110't Ave.,
Chiefland, was arrested on a warrant issued by
County Judge Joe Smith. Douglas was taken
to the county jail and held without bond.
The clerk's office says all potential jurors
receive a jury summons instructing them
where and when they should show up for jury
service. If they fail to show, they are sent a
letter asking them if they had a reason for not
showing.
If the prospective juror fails to respond
to the letter, the Levy County Sheriff's
Office attempts to deliver a show cause letter
demanding their appearance in court. If the
juror still doesn't show, an arrest warrant is
issued.
Other arrests:
* Stacey M. Nygard, 18, 410 SW State
Road 24, at 12:15 p.m. April 26 on charges
of domestic battery and aggravated domestic
battery. Nygard allegedly physically abused
her boyfriend by punching him in the eye and
giving him several bruises "until she was tired
of beating him." The following day she tried
to run over him with his car.
* Ashley Lauren Corley, 19, 685 Gilbert
St., at 8:45 p.m. April 28 on a charge of
aggravated domestic assault. She was in an
argument with the victim about her leaving
him. She became aggravated and picked up a
butcher's knife, threatening the victim.
* Mark Ezzel, 39, 18151 NE U.S. 27A,
Williston, at 11:15 p.m. April 24 on sexual
battery of a mentally defective victim. The
male victim is mentally handicapped and lives
with Ezzel and his mother. An arrest report
said Ezzel admitted performing oral sex on the
victim multiple times while the mother was
away from the home.
* Rafael Cortez, 27, no address, at
9:46 p.m. on April 29 for driving under the
influence.
* John Quincey Adams, 38, 546 NW
2nd Ave., Williston, at 7:29 p.m. April 29
on charges of knowingly driving with a
suspended license and resisting arrest without
violence, possession of a controlled substance
schedule IV, possession of drug paraphernalia
and possession of prescription drugs without a
prescription.
* David Rose, Jr., 30, 607 Marshburn
Drive, Bronson, at 8:26 p.m. April 29, on a
charge of battery. Rose got into an argument
. with the victim about speeding through his
neighborhood. The victim drove away after
shouting an insult. Rose followed him to his
home on NE 105th Ave. The two got into a
fight and the victim suffered a swollen right
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* Christopher P. Hicks, 30, 8351
NW 174th Place, Trenton, at 10 a.m. on a
warrant for forgery - obtaining a controlled
substance.
* A 17-year-old juvenile boy was-
picked up on two orders to take custody on
April 29.
* CaterellL. Evans, 25, 10261NW 190th.
St., Micanopy, at 11:30 p.m., April 29 on an
Alachua County warrant for fraud- failure to'
redeliver leased property.
* A 16-year-old Bronson juvenile&
boy was picked up April 29 for violation of
probation - battery on school employee. ::
* Mayela E. Gonzales, 26, 425 SER
4th St., Chiefland, on a charge of financial,
responsibility - refusal to surrender driver'&
license.
* Christopher Allen, 32, 124 Elrins
Road, Inglis, at 11:05 a.m. on a Marion
County warrant for violation of probation
- dealing in stolen property.
* Adrian R. Patterson, 20, Bronson, at
6:28 a.m., April 29 on a charge of violation1
of probation - no valid driver's license.
* Dustin Allen Lindquist, 19, 596'
Wilderness Drive, East Point, at 2:45 p.mCt
April 28 on a charge of violation of probation
- possession of marijuana.
* Willie Tyrone Davis, 21, Chiefland,
at 7:18 p.m., April 25, on a Levy County
warrant for violation of probation - battery.
* James Robert Young, 21, 313 SW 8th
Court, at 3 a.m., April 28 on a Levy CountyX
warrant for violation of probation - driving
with license suspended - habitual offender. 1
* Johnathan Ray Robertson, 23, 8569|
SE 69th Terrace, at 8:35 a.m., May 1, on a
Suwannee County warrant for violation of
probation - burglary of a dwelling, grand
theft.
* Vernon L. Williams, 48, 386 Dunnj
St., at 11:23 p.m., May 1, on a Levy CountyA
warrant for violation of probation - driving)
with license suspended or revoked.
* Gerald Edward Cook, 44, Bronson, atI
11:23 p.m., May 1 on a Levy County warranti
for violation of probation - driving with
license suspended or revoked.
* James A. Caleb, 20, 14031 NW 75thk
Ave. Trenton, at 4:30 p.m., April 30, on a,
Levy County warrant for failure to appear|
- nuisdemeanor possession of marijuana,
possession of paraphernalia an possession
of cocaine.
* Darryl A. Vickers, 49, 6451 NW 72Vi
Lane, Chiefland, at 11:05 a.m., April 26 ori
charges of domestic battery and tampering!
with victim.
* Cody J. Freeman, 25, 410 SW State!
Road 24, Otter Creek, at 12:18 p.m., Aprili
26, on a charge of domestic battery.
* Melissa A. Neeley, 24, 731 NE 170t,
Ave., Williston, at 10:31 p.m., May 1, on a
charge of domestic battery, tampering with
victim - depriving of 911. it
* Mark Cox, 39, 424 Margret St-,
Bronson, at 9:43 p.m., April 30, on a charge
of domestic battery.








Levy County Journal AROUND LEVY COUNTY


May 8, 2008 9


OBITUARIES


HILDA PEARL HODGE KNOX
Hilda Pearl Hodge Knox of Williston passed away
on May 1 in Gainesville. She was 74. Born in Tidewater,
Fla., she moved to Williston eight years ago from Tampa
where she was a cashier for Publix grocery stores for 25
years. She enjoyed cooking.
Hilda is survived by her son, Paul Alan Knox; her
daughter, Cynthia Lea Knox Sirmans; one brother,
Royce C. Hodge; one sister, Mary Louise Griffith; two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Knox were held Sunday in
the chapel of Knauff Funeral Home with the Rev. Norma
Lambertson officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory
Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of
Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

MRS. MARY BETTY SMITH
Mary Betty Smith, 88, of Old Town passed away
April 30 at the Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
She was born in Monroe, La. and was an active
member of the community.
Being an avid reader and painter, she was a member
of Friends of the Library in Dixie County and was
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Town United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her sons Frank Smith,
III and his wife Donna of Monticello, and John Smith
and his wife Janet of Old Town; a daughter, Suzanne
Redditt of Old Town; five grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Old Town United
Methodist Church Tuesday with the Reverend Carl
Rainear officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven
Hospice, 311 NE 9th St., in Chiefland or to the Old Town
United Methodist Christian Women, P.O. Box 637, Old
Town. Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.

JOHN WORTH MCDANIELL
John Worth McDaniell, 81, passed away April 27 at
the Nature Coast Regional Hospital. John was originally
from Gainesville where he was the owner and operator of
a furniture store. He had lived in Williston since 1982.
John was a member of the Evinston United Methodist
Church, the Elks Club, a charter member of the Kiwanis
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Library. He enjoyed painting and was an avid reader and
volunteered his time at church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary McDaniell;
three sons: John Worth McDaniell Jr., Vernon Flowers
McDaniell, and James Edward McDaniell; one brother,
Samuel Ray McDaniell Jr.; seven grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held May 7 at the Evinston
United Methodist Church in Evinston. Arrangements
were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home.

FLORENCE MAY KELLEY
Florence May Kelley, 85, of Williston passed away
April 27.
Florence came to Williston from Astatula, Fla. about
five years ago. She was a Protestant by faith. She was
an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, and loved to watch
football.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband,
David Kelley and her daughter, Janice Kelley.
She is survived by her son, Patrick Kelley; her
daughter, Joan Giambrone; one sister, Ann Stanley; five
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held April 30 at Knauff Funeral Home
and graveside services were held May 1 at the Palm
Beach Memorial Park in Lantana. Arrangements were
under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

JAMES RICHARD WISECUP
James Richard Wisecup, 82, ofWilliston passed away
April 26 at the Williston Rehab and Nursing Center.
James came from North Miami where he was a
mechanic for Pan Am Airlines. He had lived in Williston
since 1994. James was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Williston, the Archery Club, and the Florida
Bowhunters Association. He served our country in the
U.S. Navy as well as the U.S. Marines in WWII and
Korea. James was an outdoorsman and enjoyed spending
time fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Wisecup; his son,
Larry Wisecup; his daughters: Mary Lou Wisecup,
Rebecca Mick, and Debra Thomas; eight grandchildren
and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on April 29 at the First Baptist
Church of Williston and visitation was held on Monday
at Knauff Funeral Home. Arrangements were under the
care of Knauff Funeral Home. oaq <: b'nca 0o n
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Janice Sue Kramer, 53, of Archer passed away
April 25 at the Citrus County Memorial Hospital in
Inverness.
Janice worked as a homemaker and lived most all
her life in Apopka. She enjoyed taking pictures, putting
puzzles together, and accompanying her husband on
many trips across the country.
Janice is survived by her husband, Paul Kramer; her
son, Paul Robert Kramer Jr.; two brothers, Lee Dixon
and Benjamin "Toby" Dixon; three sisters: Ida Rhoden,
Joyce Ridaught, and Gail Graham; and one grandchild.
Memorial services for Janice were held April 30 at
Knauff Funeral Home in Williston. Arrangements are
under the care of Knauff Funeral Home.

ETHEL MORNING WARD
Ethel Moring Ward, 71, of Bronson passed away
Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She
was born March 26, 1937 in Gainesville and was a
lifelong resident of Bronson.
She was a retired banker and enjoyed spending
time with her family, reading, attending church, and
participating in church related activities.
Survivors include children Gerald Ward and wife
Connie Ward of Chiefland; and Barry Ward of Sarasota;
three grandchildren: Shannon Ward of Chiefland,
Madison and Jack Ward of Sarasota. She was preceded in
death by husband Jerry Ward; parents Amon and Myrtie
Moring, sister Louise Hand and brother's Jack, Fred, and
Junior Moring.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at First
Baptist Church Bronson. Arrangements were under the
care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.

NORMAN W. BEAUCHAMP
Norman W. Beauchamp, 70, of Lake City passed
away May 2 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. Born
in Negaunee, Mich. to Lawrence and Ann Beauchamp,
he moved to Chiefland from Georgia in 2000 and then to
Lake City. He served his country in the U.S. Army and
was a retired public service worker.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Beauchamp
of Lake City; two daughters, Suzi (Terry) Garate of
Sarasota, April (Randy Madden) Clark of Lake City; a
son, Shawn (Kathleen) Corneal of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven


grandchildren, Tiala Beauchamp, Crystal Beauchamp,
Brandy Noack, Naomi Stewart, Christine Campisi, Diane
Campisi, and Zachary Gitchell; a brother, Lawrence J.
(Shirley) Beauchamp of Chiefland; and Sister in law &
brother in law Berry & Robert Mays of Callahan, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his son Ray Beauchamp.
Funeral Services were held Monday at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services with Father Joe McDonnell officiating.
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overlooked. Donning full bunker gear should take less than 90 seconds.
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Straining Firefighting students get bonus training

Fire fighters carry approximately 45 extra pounds
when they don their bunker gear (boots, pants, jacket, By Kellie Parkin
--gloves, hood, and helmet) along with the air-pack Correspondent
1,(mask and tank). Equipment weight varies from the C
6-8, pound pick-headed axe to the jaws-of-life that can As part of the Fire Fighter-1 training course, Cedar I
Weigh up to 55 pounds. Key Fire Captain Jeff DiMaggio and Assistant Fire Chief
The students found the training relevant and Robert Robinson brought their department's aerial device,
helpful. or ladder truck, to the Bronson Fire and Rescue Station
. "It's very hands on," said 18-year-old Yousef for the trainees to practice the climb.
Khaleel, a recent Chiefland High School graduate. By ISO guidelines, a measure used by insurance
Khialeel values the training he has received. "Lots companies to determine rates, if a district has at least five
of repetition, not a one time thing. That's the most buildings with three or more stories each, it must have
important thing-muscle memory." Khaleel has an aerial device in service. In the spring of 2003 Cedar
..completed training and is preparing to take the national Key obtained Ladder Truck 7503, the only one of its kind
EMT exam this summer. in Levy County. To date, Cedar Key has only used it for
STommy Pavao, 22, a volunteer at the Cedar Key training purposes.
,-.Fire Dept. for seven months, has been waiting for the "It's nothing but an insurance policy," said Robinson.
Fire Fighter-1 training to be offered in the county. He "We hope we never have to use it."
found the training highly relevant. In addition to the 75-foot ladder, the truck is also
',-. "It's awesome. I love it," he said. "It's always a equipped with a pump and 300 gallon booster tank.
challenge. I love doing scenarios." Pavao has already Robinson said it is not necessary for the truck to be
Traveled on medical calls, fire calls and helped fight a equipped like an engine, but it makes it a more useful
The trainees uniformly spoke of their desire to device," he said. The truck's top speed is only 57 miles
help people as well as the excitement that comes from per hour, he added.
emergency situations. Although training with an aerial device is not Fire Chief Rick Lombardo holds the safety rope as
:' .:"It's an adrenaline rush," said Quinn Lesher, 24, mandatory within the guidelines of the course, Lead students make the 75-foot climb up the ladder.
ofWilliston. Lesher is a nationally certified EMT. Instructor Jerry Horton was thrilled about the opportunity.
iltt's fun. I'm getting experience by helping out my "We want the students to have all the training we can give
community. Your adrenaline gets going, your heart them," he said.
:gets pumping and you don't know what you're going to Robinson, a 12-year volunteer, says that volunteer
find" firefighters must have the ability to learn broad skills. .
In addition to the 10-11 hours of physical training "You have to know how to do everything," he said. From
:i ach week, the students were required to become driving the truck to maneuvering the equipment, he said,
famile720 page Essentials of volunteers have to be cross trained on everything. This in
famiiareFightinghexmanwer esth ed turn cuts down on response time because each firefighter .
Fire Fighting textbook and were tested periodically to c d i a h said.] !
check their knowledge. For the drill, students made the 75-foot climb wearing \ ,
The text covers such topics as regulations, a safety harness, attached themselves to the ladder at the "
equipment and tools, fire behavior, types of building top, and leaned back with arms spread out before making
:construction, rescue and extrication, forcible entry, the climb back down. The ladder narrows as it gets higher '


ventilation, protecting evidence, communication, and sways under the weight of the climber.
education, and fire control. "It was kind of disconcerting because the ladder was
- . Instructors from surrounding areas, such as moving," one student said after the climb. '
Morriston Fire Chief Rick Bloom and Bronson Cedar Key was not paid for supplying their truck
Firefighter Gail Foote, assisted with the training, for the day but provided it as a service because of the
-.,;according to Horton. importance that new volunteers learn all that they can. In
-' "We had a lot of help from the other departments," fact, many fire departments assisted with the four month
Horton said. "And the students benefited from all of it." training without compensation.
Williston Firefighter Shane Coleman who is also a "We've all got families and we just hope that if our
Paramedic in Alachua County, began teaching the First families needed help there would be someone out there to
,.Responder training Tuesday. Some students are already respond," Robinson said.
-.qualified through other training such as EMT that "And someone had to pay for the fuel to bring that
exceeds First Responder. Once students complete both ladder truck," Horton added, pointing out that these other
I Fire Fighter-1 and First Responder or equivalent, they departments not only gave their time, but also spent their
-,will be ready to take the state exam July 8 at the Ocala own money to enhance fire fighter preparation in the Upon reaching the top, students securethemselves
State Fire College. county, and lean back with arms stretched out.

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group will go on to take the state exam this months
while the rest are still in need of the First Resporder
7.E training, that will take place over the next two weeks,
before they can take the state test.
There are thnare on requirements to qualify for
the training and to be a volunteer firefighter, according
to Lead Instructor and Captain Jerry Horton, also a~l
member of the Bronson Fire Department. :0n1
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check, and pass a drug test," he said. "It's surprising
how many people don't apply because of those three
require et mentst."
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Most of the trainees are in their early 20s; there are
* a few 18-year-olds (the youngest age allowed), and'on
trainee just celebrated his 50 birthday. The men have
dedicated the past four months to the training, meeting
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12 May 8, 2008


Levy County Journal


Honoring a soldier
Daryl Ratterree (left) of the Sons of Confederate.Veterans - Dixie Defenders, Keegan was injured last year while serving in Iraq, but is doing much better
Camp 2086 in Cross City, presents a proclamation to Joe and Beth Caudill of these days. For more on his experiences in Iraq, see next week's edition of the
Chiefland in honor of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Keegan Caudill (inset). Levy County Journal.


SROBINSON, JERRY

; JAIL & BAIL


Jail & bail
The Williston community came
together May 2 to toss a few of
its civic leaders into the pen, but
for a good cause. The "Jail and
Bail," devised by the Williston
Rotary Club, was designed
to raise money for Williston,
Morriston and Bronson area
youth, particularly those at
Williston Elementary School,
where officials have struggled to
find funds for a new lawnmower.
In addition, money was raised
for funding the Rotary Club's
annual Easter Egg Hunt, and to
fund scholarships for Williston
area youth. (Courtesy photos)


Scales, from Page 1


he may have found a contractor who will do the job for $20,000 less than the
$785,777 figure he quoted earlier in the meeting. Stewart advertised the bids for
subcontractors.
Moody said construction is expected to be completed by September.
* County Road 345 from Braswell Store to State Road 24 in Rosewood continues
being resurfaced with a $1.886 million state Small County Road Assistance Program
(SCRAP) grant. The bid came in lower than expected, which means the county
could have been required to return whatever funds it didn't use. The surplus funding
could have amounted to $300,000 to $400,000. But County Engineer Lee Mills said
widening those 12 miles of CR 345 with SCRAP grant money isn't legal. He the grant
can be used only for resurfacing. Mills said it is legal use the grant money to thicken
the pavement slightly, making it stronger, which is what he is doing with the excess
money. He said the thicker pavement also gives a better ride. -
* Judicial Java anyone? Commissioners were asked to consider approving a
coffee shop in the main lobby of the courthouse, but the board decided to investigate
first. Yearty said the board has always allowed Levy County 4-H to run the vending
machines in the lobby and use the proceeds for projects. He wants to consult with
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answer. Finnen said they would set up the coffee shop, called Judicial Java, in the area
where the Levy County Clerk's exhibit is located. That area of the lobby has electricity
available. He said he recognizes that the vending machines are run by a community
organization, and Judicial Java is willing to give 5 percent of what it earns to charities.
Finnen said the idea arose from talking to several courthouse employees and elected
officials.
* Commissioners gave Desiree Painter, director of Nature Coast Transit, the
county's public transit service, permission to apply for an $89,218 federal matching
grant to purchase a tow truck. The county's share would be 10 percent. The transit
system has about 15-17 buses, according to Moody. Planter was also given the
green light to apply for an $81,407 grant to buy two mini vans, both equipped with
wheelchairs. The county share would be 20 percent.
* Commissioners authorized Yearty to sign a joint participation agreement
allowing the county to accept a $161,250 grant to build a security fence around the
runway at George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key. The fence would allow private
aircraft to enter through the fence only at specific locations. The county could still turn
down the grant if widespread opposition surfaced.
* Rooks, who tracks legislative issues for the board, said the county fared better
than expected in the recently completed Legislative session. She said the Legislature
allocated $10 million rather than the expected $5 million to give fiscally constrained
counties like Levy money to offset the impact of Amendment 1, the property tax-
reducing amendment passed last year. She said the Legislature set aside $6.4 million
statewide to pay Department of Juvenile Justice pre-trial detention expenses for
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May 8, 2008 13


Keystone Heights third baseman Clinton Mosley puts a late tag on Williston's DJ King during regional baseball playoff action Friday. Rick Burnham


Red Devils fall one hit short against Keystone


By Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor

Friday's Region 2-3A semifinal baseball playoff
game between Williston and Keystone Heights remained
i doubt until the last out in the last inning.
When that last out came, before a standing-room only
crowd in Williston, the Red Devils found themselves on
the short end of a 12-11 score.
Colton Crews' three-run homer in the top of the fifth
inning was the difference, and the Indians got sparkling
relief from hard-throwing right-hander Kyle Cravey,
who allowed only one hit over four innings. Keystone
Heights (23-5) now hosts Ocala Trinity Catholic in a
best-of-three regional final beginning Friday.
For Williston (19-9), the loss brings a bitter end to a
postseason run that looked particularly promising after
a 13-5 victory over Union County earlier in the week.
Red Devil Coach Jim Smith complimented his team for
a hard-fought effort, but said poor defensive play was
ultimately their downfall.




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Rick Burnmham
William Edwards' 08 car pulls ahead of Shelton
Bowers 32 car during racing action at Bronson
Motor Speedway Saturday.

Winning streaks

continue at Bronson
By James Meeks
Speedway Media

The ASA Southeast Asphalt Series is storming
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weekend, as Flagship RV's presents the RC Cola-
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Night May 10!
Last Saturday Night, as the Bronson Speedway
staff braced for the Flagship RV Show (Continuing
at the Speedway through Sunday) it was another
beautiful night for racing. Once again the local
racers were in the spotlight for their "Grassroots
Racing" program. In additional to the furious action
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See Race, Page 14


"You just can't go this far and give up 11 unearned
runs to a good ball team, and we did," he said. "We just
didn't make plays defensively. You can't make six errors
and expect to win at this level."
Williston got off to a poor defensive start in the game,
giving up three second-inning runs, two on an overthrow
to first base.
But the Red Devils, stellar on offense all season long,
answered with six runs of their own in the bottom of the
second.
Brent Stegall doubled and scored on a double by
Chris Morrow. Damon Ming walked and Charlie Hilton
was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Keystone managed
a double play, and appeared to have gotten out of the
inning, but Tyrie Boyer followed with a single, putting
runners on first and third.
Danny Etheridge singled scoring Gilley, and Trip
Fugate singled scoring Boyer to give the Red Devils a
5-3 lead.
Keystone replaced starter Andrew Secules with Nick
Rietmer, who was promptly greeted with a double by


Brent Stegall, scoring the sixth run of the inning.
The Indians responded with two runs in the third to
get to within 6-5. Clayton Mosley and Robbie Latner
drilled back-to-back doubles, putting runners at second
and third base. The umpire then called a balk on Fugate
and Mosley was waved home. Austin Awers then singled
scoring Latner.
Williston appeared to be in complete command after
a five-run third. Ming walked to start off the third inning
and Hilton blasted a two strike single putting runners on
first and second base. Brandon Scott lined a deep double
scoring Ming, and Gilley hit a deep sacrifice fly to the
fence scoring Hilton to make it 8-5.
Boyer singled scoring Scott for the 9-5 Red Devil
lead. Etheridge singled, but Boyer was thrown out at
third for the second out of the inning. Fugate continued
the Red Devil hitting with a double scoring Etheridge for
a 10-5 lead. Stegall then singled scoring Fugate for the
11-5 Red Devil advantage after three complete innings.

See Region, Page 14


New coach, new season in Bronson


Discipline, attitude


will be paramount

Story and photo by Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor


It is that time of year when school is about to end,
bringing another end to a great high school sports
season.
That means it is time for spring football practice to
begin at three high schools in Levy County., This week
we will feature the Bronson Eagles.
The Eagles begin their second season as a member of
the Florida Independendt League.
The Eagles will be under new Head Coach Al
Cooksey. Cooksey comes to the Eagles by way of St.
Joseph Academy near Jacksonville, where he had a very
successful 15 years as the head coach.
Bronson football fans will get a sneak preview of
their team on May 23, when the Eagles host St. Johns
Country Day at the Eagles football field behind the old
high school.
Cooksey summed up his team after only two practice
sessions held last week.
"We have a lot of hard work ahead of us now and
over the summer," he said. "We have to have some of
our senior players step up and take on leadership roles
by action not just words. We have to get stronger both
physically and mentally as a team and develop a winning
attitude."
Cooksey added that discipline will be a key to the
2008 season.
"We have some good players returning on this team,
and our practices will be challenging until we get the
attitudes turned around, and discipline is always a key to
winning attitudes," he said.
"Commitment will be the key for the Eagles this
season, and how well we learn to block on offense, and
tackle on defense."
Rather than point out any single player to watch
for, Cooksey continued to stress attitude and his seniors
stepping up with greater commitment as a key factor for
the Eagles in the upcoming season.
The Eagles will feature a spread offense with plenty
of motion on offense, and Cooksey is not sure what type
of defense, a three-four or a four-three, he will install.
"Right now we are looking for a center and some
receivers that can go up and catch the football," Cooksey


Head Coach Al Cooksey


said. "We should have between 30 and 35 players on the
varsity roster when all is said and done and I understand
we have around 40 players committed to the JV team
which is exciting news."
The Eagles will have a similar schedule as last season.
They will open Aug. 29 at Chiefland, in the Chiefland
Classic. Then the Eagles will start conference play,
traveling to independent power Oak Hall on Sept. 5.
Cooksey is familiar with the teams on the Eagles
schedule as he has coached against most of them, and
was the coach at St. Joseph, a team the Eagles will play
on Oct. 24.
If you are one of those football fanatic fans, the Eagles
will also be holding their Orange and Blue scrimmage
game on May 16, at 6 p.m
Bronson varsity scheduled: Aug. 29 - at Chiefland;
Sept. 5 - Oak Hall; Sept. 19 - Branford; Sept. 25 - at
Florida Deaf and Blind; Oct. 3 - at Trenton; Oct. 10
- Father Lopez; Oct. 17 - at St. John Lutheran; Oct. 24
- at St. Joseph; Oct. 31 - Providence; Nov. 7 - Maclay;
Nov. 14 - Bell.









14 May 8, 2008


LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


Levy County Journal


Race, from Page 13
Flagship RV this week. As the night began some of
the fans were eager to see if a couple of drivers could
keep their winning streaks intact, while many fans
were eager to see some new faces in victory lane.
- This season, the Sportsman Division is not only
competing for the track championship honors, but
some national recognition as well. Joe Gibbs Driven
Oil is sponsoring an ASA National Championship
Award for the top division at all ASA Sanctioned
racetracks. The Joe Gibbs National Champion will
not only receive top honors, but also get a chance
to drive a Joe Gibbs Race Team racecar. So as the
Sportsman drivers are competing at the local level,
they are competing on a national level as well.
Mike Baker of Inglis was in line to win his third
race in a row. Shelton Bowers, William Edwards and
others were trying to put a stop to Baker's winning
ways. After an incident on lap one led to a complete
restart, Baker zoomed into the lead and never looked
back. He was able to lead wire to wire for this
third consecutive win. Trenton's Bowers would
come in second, followed by William Edwards of
Gainesville.
Another winning streak was on the line in the
Super Stock Division. Dunnellon's Brent Cooper
was in search of his fourth win in a row. Some old
familiar faces were in town to try to capture a win for
themselves. Kyle Peters got a tremendous start and
led the early laps. Cooper was waiting in the wings
to snatch thewlead away if Peters made any mistakes.
Also on the prowl, Doc Batson, moved up from his
spot deep in the field toward the front. On lap 14,'
Cooper took advantage of a bobble by Peters and
took the lead. Soon after, Batson made contact with
Larry Welter, Jr, eliminating Batson from contention.
Cooper sped away for his fourth win over Welter, Jr
and Peters.
In thunder Stock action, Bobby Taylor held off a
strong charge from Todd Roberts and Brian Eggleton
to post another win. It was Taylor's third win of the
season in the Thunder Stock Division.
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May 3 Results

Sportsman
Mike Baker
Shelton Bowers
William Edwards
Todd Kelly
Dorothy Kelly

Super Stocks
Brent Cooper
Larry Welter, Jr.
Kyle Peters
James "Doc" Batson
Tommy Ausbum

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Keystone coach Alan Mattox said his
team anticipated a strong offensive effort
from Williston.
"We knew that Williston had been
scoring runs in bunches, and we were
just hoping to minimize their number
of bunches," he said. "We didn't do a
great job of that early in the game. I was
beginning to wonder which team's field
goal would win the game."
Mattox brought in Cravey for the top
of the fourth inning, and the senior struck
out six over the final four innings.
"Kyle is 2-0 now, with eight saves
this season, and he has done a great job
for us," Mattox said.
The Indians scored three runs in the
top of the fourth inning. Latner doubled
in two after Mosley had driven in one on
a muffed infield catch by the Red Devils
to make it 11-8.
The Indians scored a fifth inning
run off a single by Chase Chambers to
narrow Williston's lead to 11-9. Scott
Osteen then walked, putting runners on
first and second base, setting the stage
for Crews' blast, a line shot over the left
field fence.
The Red Devils loaded the bases in
both the sixth and seventh innings, and
appeared poised to take the lead each time
with a base hit. But they were ultimately
unable to score.
"I thought both teams played their
hearts out," Mattox said. "But I'm proud
of the way our team just gutted it out."


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May 8, 2008 15


Levy County Students Working Against Tobacco raise awareness of the dangers of chewing tobacco and how it's advertising targets teenagers.


SWAT takes on snuff advertisements targeting teens
!


Story and photos by Kellie Parkin
SCorrespondent


Students Working Against Tobacco approached --a -'"
racing fans with an eye-opening sales pitch Saturday at -- "
the Bronson Speedway. Levy County SWAT members r
presented bottles full of "sweet dip spit" for sale to
raise awareness that major tobacco companies are using
candy-flavored products to reach children. ,
Students from Chiefland and Williston middle and
high schools offered bottles containing lumpy brown "
water to people approaching the raceway entrance. The -
dark liquid was meant to represent the spit bi-product --
that comes from dipping.
"It's just nasty," said Kristen Cook, a sixth grader at CMS. "It turns your teeth
gross, and it's really bad for your health."
In addition to the faux promotion, the teens distributed cards advertising "Citrus
Cancer, Bad Breath Berry, Spearmint Sores." The true motive of the cards was
ito enlighten consumers about the dangers of chewing tobacco and the appeals
of candy-flavors. The cards also quote a confidential document from the U.S.
Smokeless Tobacco company stating its target group for flavored snuff is "New
users... age group 15-35."
The students also provided pamphlets about smoking prevention, statistical data
on addictions, and other documents from tobacco companies. Information was also
available on resources for people interested in quitting. The Levy County Health


Department holds ongoing free smoking cessation
classes which include nicotine patches as well as other
. - helpful resources, according to Levy County Tobacco
Prevention Specialist Kristina Zachry.
--- * . Zachry joined forces with Steven Rose of Rose
jl Consultation Services to lead the group of students in
their tobacco awareness campaign.
"We gave them some direction, but these kids
designed their own strategy," Zachry said. "They know
what's going to reach their peers."
WHS ninth-grader Erica Mason joined SWAT
* - ..-. : because she is frustrated with advertising that focuses
.- : . -. on teenagers. "I don't like the way the tobacco industry
manipulates us," she said.
Sade Tutson, a eighth-grader at CMS, likes being a part of the SWAT
organization. "I'm trying to be a good role model for younger kids," she said.
"Did you know that tobacco kills 88 people a day in Florida?" Tutson added.
During their demonstration the students filmed a public service announcement to
be aired in the schools and on local television networks. "We're hoping to get some
airtime on TV20," Steven Rose said.
The students chose Bronson Speedway for their campaign because of the amount
of people it draws together in one place.
"The Speedway has been very supportive," Rose said. "I can't tell you how many
malls I've been kicked out of."
For more info on your local SWAT organization, call (352) 486-3404..


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13 Low 4:29 p.m.
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Wednesday 14 Low 4:56 a.m.
14 High 11:00 a.m.
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Withlacoochee River Entrance
Thursday 8 High 5:33 a.m.
8 Low 11:12 a.m.
8 High 4:04 p.m.
Friday 9 Low 12:31 a.m.
9 High 6:29 a.m.
9 Low 11:59 a.m.
9 High 4:54 p.m.
Saturday 10 Low 1:27 a.m.
10 High 7:30 a.m.
10 Low 12:56 p.m.
10 High 5:54 p.m.
Sunday 11 Low 2:26 a.m.
11 High 8:33 a.m.
11 Low 2:08 p.m.
11 High 7:09 p.m.
Monday 12 Low 3:30 a.m.
12 High 9:31 a.m.
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12 High 8:42 p.m.
Tuesday 13 Low 4:34 a.m.
13 High 10:20 a.m.
13 Low 5:06 p.m.
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SLegal 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 SUN-
DOWNER PROPERTIES, INC.,
a Florida Corporation, Defen-
dants, and to all parties claim-
ing 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 defen-
dant 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. Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address
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 & As-
sociates, P.A. or immediately af-
ter service; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the com-


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G Legal Notices
plaint 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

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; STEPHAN
D. TIPPING, also known as
STEPHEN D. TIPPING; GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; 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 other
parties claiming by, through,
under, or against HELEN M.
SMITH, a/k/a MICHELLE SMITH,
and GREEN TREE FINANCIAL
CORPORATION, or their respec-
tive heirs, administrators and as-
signs, as well as all parties hav-
ing 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. WEI-
DNER, Plaintiff's attorney, whose


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, Legal Notices - .. O Legal Notices .,


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 attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter, otherwise a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint 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

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 Elemen-
tary School
Re-Roof a portion of Building
400 at Chiefland Elementary
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
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 had
been filed in the estate of Joseph
Romero, deceased, File Num-
ber 38-2008-CP-000026, by the
Circuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division, 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, Public Re-
cords of Levy County, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent'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 AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE 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


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e Legal Notices

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
DIANE 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.
UNKNWN''PARTIES MAAY""
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS: 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
bidder for cash at the MAIN
LOBBY OF THE COURTHOUSE
at the LEVY County Courthouse
located at 355 SOUTH COURT
STREET in BRONSON, Florida,
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 Y�
OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP
11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
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
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE 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


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S Legal Notices

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 SIN-
GLE 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
pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

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. Stem, 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 LEVY County, Florida, where-
in 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 Plaintiffs duly appointed
representative, at 11:00 a.m. on
May 19, 2008 in the main lob-
by of the Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure, being situate in
LEVY County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 22, BLOCK C, CASON'S
INGLIS ACRES UNIT 1, AC-
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Levy County Journal


0 Legal Notices

PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS MUST 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, etal.,
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
I 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 unre-
corded subdivision located in
Section 25, Township 12 South,
Range 17 East, Levy County,
Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Beginning at the NE corner
of the West Y2 of the SE % of
said Section 25, then south 88
deg. a distance of 470.62 feet;
thlence 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 Y 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 PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER 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 pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 38-2008-CP-000091;
the address of which is 355 S.
Court St., P.O. Box 610, Bron-
son, Florida 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.


All creditors of the decedent
and other persons 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 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


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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 PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is May 1, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Charles D. Cassady
P.O. Box 36
Inglis, FL 34449
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Thomas M. VanNess, Jr., Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0857750
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 ac-
cordance with the Summary
Final Judgment in Foreclosure
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. Mc-
NEELY 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 Mon-
day, June 2,2008, the real prop-
erty 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 Co nty,,FloFjda..Tpgether
withthe l196 ,Mnat0,-rmobile
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
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 /s/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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


Mobile Home, SN: 17194A&B
located thereon and classified
as part of the real property.

Any and all bidders, parties or
other interested persons shall
contact the information desk of
the Clerk of the Court prior to the
scheduled foreclosure sale who
will advise of the exact location
in the Levy County Courthouse
for the foreclosure sale.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE


than seven (7) days prior to the
proceedings. If hearing impaired,'
please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub.: May 8, 15, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 38-2007CA001048
BENNIE JEFFUS and JULIE
JEFFUS
Plaintiffs,
vs.


Notice is given that pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure Against All Defen-
dants dated May 1, 2008, in 38-
2007 CA-804 of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in
and for Levy County, Florida,
in which THOMAS W. KELLIN,
CAROL ANNE KELLIN, DRUM-
MOND COMMUNITY BANK,
TEXAS SHIP & DRYDOCK,
INC., a Florida Corporation, the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
THE INTERNAL IMPROVE-
MENT TRUST FUND OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, and CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK are the defen-


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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 4t" 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-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE
DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
NAMED CHILD.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY
BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD
ONE, THE COURT WILL AP-
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 SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(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
---------- .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-000105
FRIER FINANCE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

GLENNIS M. BEECH, a single
woman; unknown tenants; and
other unknown parties in pos-
session, including the unknown
spouse of any person in pos-
session of the property, and if a
named. Defendant .is' deceased
the surviving spouse, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that
Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact le-
gal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the named or de-
scribed Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to an Amended
Default Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated May 1, 2008 in
the above referenced case in
which FRIER FINANCE, INC. is
the Plaintiff, and GLENNIS M.
BEECH; unknown tenants; and
other unknown parties in pos-
session, including the unknown
spouse of any person in pos-
session of the property, and if a
named Defendant is deceased,
the surviving spouse, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that
Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact le-
gal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the named or de-
scribed Defendants, are Defen-
dants, I, DANNY J.SHIPP, Clerk
of the Court, will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash in
the BOCC meeting room in the
Levy County Courthouse at 355
S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida
at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on the 2nd
day of June, 2008, the following
described property set forth in
the Amended Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:
Lot 16, QUAIL MEADOWS,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 62, Public Re-
cords of Levy County, Florida,
together with a 1981 40 X 24


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A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.

NOTE: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Admin-
istrator, 201 East University Ave-
nue, Gainesville, Florida 32601,
Telephone: (352) 374-3648,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice or
pleading. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, please call: 1-
800-955-8771.

WITNESS my hand and the of-
ficial seal of said Court, this 1st
day of May, 2008 at Bronson,
Levy County, Florida.
HONORABLE DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
(Court Seal) By: Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
THE DECKER LAW FIRM
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-4440
Telecopier: (386) 364-4508
Email: rmdeckerjr@windstream.
net
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: May 8, 15, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008 CA-000071
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.

RUTH E. BRYAN; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RUTH
E. BRYAN; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR. AGAINST THE .JAMED
DEFErlilO.1f); UNrNOVN
TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled -cause, in the
Circuit Court of Levy County,
.Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Levy County, Florida,
described as:
THE WEST% OF THE SOUTH7
WEST %4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST Y4 OF THE SOUTHEAST'
Y4 OF THE SOUTHEAST %
OF, SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP
11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A TBD NE 120th Street
Bronson, Florida 32621

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse,
Court Street, Bronson, FL at
11:00 a.m., on June 2, 2008.
DATED THIS 1sT DAY OF MAY,
2008.
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
pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Witness my hand and seal of
this court on the 1st day of May,
2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Con-
suegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act of
1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later


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E. RAY DRINWATER and
LINDA R. DRINWATER, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is given that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment
dated May 1, 2008, in Case No.
38-2007CA001048, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Eighth* Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy County;
Florida, in which BENNIE JEF-
FUS and JULIE JEFFUS are
the plaintiffs and E. RAY DRIN-
WATER and LINDA R. DRIN-
WATER are the defendants; I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the lobby of
the Levy County Courthouse in
Bronson, Levy County, Fldrida at
11:00 a.m. on June 2, 2008, the
following described property set
forth in said Final Judgment:
Lot 32, TRIPLE CROWN
FARMS UNIT III, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 8, Page 18, of Pub-
lic Records of Levy County,
Florida.
TOGETHER with a 2001 KING
doublewide mobile home with
ID# N89886A&B and title #
82138576 and 82138744.
Tax parcel # 29-14-18-19588-
000-00

Datetl this 1st day of May,
2008.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: May 8,15, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 38-2007CA001022
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.

JOADNER ISMA, et. al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment entered in Case No.
38-2007-CA-001022 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 8th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Levy County, Flor-
ida, wherein RBC CENTURA
BANK, Plaintiff, and JOADNER
ISMA, et. al., are defendants, I
will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at:the"hi6f"of 11:00 a m.
on the 2nd day of June, 2008. the
following described property:

LOT 1, BLOCK 11, RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES - SECTION
N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Dated this 1st day of May,
2008
Clerk Of Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
Trade Centre South, Suite 700
100 W. Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2140
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact
the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 1-800-955-8771
via Florida Relay System.
Pub.: May 8, 15, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 38-2007-CA-804
HENRY J. BROWN,
Plaintiff,
vs.

THOMAS W. KELLIN, CAROL
ANNE KELLIN, DRUMMOND
COMMUNITY BANK, TEXAS
SHIP & DRYDOCK, INC., a Flor-
ida Corporation, and BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL
IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
and CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45


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dants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at pub-
lic sale in the lobby of the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 South
Court Street, Bronson, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on May 28, 2008,
the following described property
located in Levy County, Florida,
set forth in the Final Summary
Judgment of ForeclosureAgainst
All Defendants.
Part of Section 29, Township
15 South, Range 13 East, Levy
County, Florida, being also a
part of the lands described in
Official Record Book 588, Page
328, public' records of Levy
County, Florida, being more
particularly described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the point of in-
tersection of the centerline of
School Road "Leg A" with the
centerline of State Road No. 24
at the State Road Department
Station No. 23+73.80; thence
Northeasterly along the said
centerline of State Road No. 24
along the arc of a curve having
a radius of 1145.92 feet and a
central angle of 07�01'10", an
arc distance of 140.39 feet;
thence South 24�35'16" East,
a distance of 53.19 feet to the
Easterly right of way line of said
State Road No. 24 and the Point
of Beginning (POB); thence
continue South 24�35'16"
East, a distance of 152.69 feet;
thence South 05'07'08"
East, a distance of 50.85 feet;
thence North 86�09'48" West,
a distance of 93.82 feet to the
said Easterly right of way line
of State Road No. 24; thence
Northerly along said right of
way line and the arc of a curve
concave to the East, having a
radius of 1112.92 feet and a
central angle of 09�32'03", an
arc distance of 184.98 feet to
the POB.

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
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.'The name
of the clerk making the sale is
Danny Shipp.

Dated May 1, 2008
Danny Shipp
Clerk of Circuit Court
'" '" By- Gwen McElr6y /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: May 8, 15, 2008
---------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2007-CA-000763
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORTAION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.

DARRELL G. DAVIS a/k/a
DARRELL GLEN DAVIS, et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 1st day of
May, 2008, and entered in Case
No. 38-2007-CA-000763, of the
Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy County,
Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD
FINANCE CORPORATION III
is the Plaintiff and DARRELL G.
DAVIS a/k/a DARRELL GLEN
DAVIS; DIANNA F. DAVIS a/
k/a DIANNA FAY DAVIS; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DARRELL
G. DAVIS al/k/a DARRELL GLEN
DAVIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DIANNA F. DAVIS a/k/a DI-
ANNA FAY DAVIS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Lobby of the Courthouse
on Monday at the Levy County
Courthouse, in Bronson, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of
June, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, WOODY'S SUBDIVI-


SION, AS PER PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 37, OF THE

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PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMINGAN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROP-
ERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with dis-
abilities who needs any accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator
at Court Street, Bronson, FL
32621 or telephone (352) 486-
5276 prior to such proceeding.
If you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 1st day of May,
2008
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49 Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
Pub.: May 8, 15, 2008

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
THE LEVY COUNTY
AMENDMENTS ADOPTED
BY ORDINANCE NO. 2008-
05
NOT IN COMPLIANCE,
AND THE REMAINING
AMENDMENTS ADOPTED
PURSUANT TO
ORDINANCE NO(S) 2008-03,
2008-04 AND 2008-07
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-1-NOI-3801-


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(A)-(I)-(N)

The Department gives no-
tice of its intent to find the
Amendments) to the Com-
prehensive Plan amendments
for the Levy County adopted
by Ordinance No. 2008-05 on
March 18, 2008 Not In Com-
pliance, and the remaining
amendments adopted pursu-
ant to Ordinance No(s). 2008-
03, 2008-04 and 2008-07 on
March 18,2008 In Compliance,
pursuant to Sections 163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Levy County
comprehensive Plan Amend-
ments, the Department's Ob-
jections, Recommendations,
and Comments Report (if any),
and the Department's State-
ment of Intent to find the Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments
Not In Compliance will be
available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, ex-
cept for legal holidays, during
normal business hours, at the
Levy County Planning Depart-
ment, 380 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida 32621
Any affected person, as de-
fined in Section 163.3184, F.S.,
has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to chal-
lenge the proposed agency
determination that the above
referenced amendments to
the Levy County Compre-
hensive Plan are In Compli-
ance, as defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), F.S. The petition
must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days after publication of
this notice; a copy must be
mailed or delivered to the lo-
cal government and must in-
clude all of the information and
contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shu-


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mard Oak Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-2100.
Failure to timely file a petition
shall constitute a waiver of any
right to request an administra-
tive proceeding as a petitioner
under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. If a petition is filed,
the purpose of the administra-
tive hearing will be to present
evidence and testimony and
forward a recommended order
to the Department. If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of Intent
shall become final agency ac-
tion.
This Notice of Intent and the
Statement of Intent for those
amendments) found Not In
Compliance will be forward-
ed by petition to the Division
of Administrative Hearings
(DOAH) of the Department of
Management Services for the
scheduling of an Administra-
tive Hearing pursuant to Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
The purpose of the administra-
tive hearing will be to present
evidence and testimony on the
noncompliance issues alleged
by the Department in its Objec-
tions, Recommendations, and
Comments Report and State-
ment of Intent in order to se-
cure a recommended order for
forwarding to the Administra-
tion Commission.
Affected persons may peti-
tion to intervene in either pro-
ceeding referenced above. A
petition for intervention must be
filed at least twenty (20) days
before the final hearing and
must include all of the informa-
tion and contents described
in Uniform Rule 28-106.205,
F.A.C. Pursuant to Section
163.3184(10), F.S., no new
issues may be alleged as a
reason to find a plan amend-
ment not in compliance in a
petition to intervene filed more
than twenty one (21) days after


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publication of this notice unless
the petitioner establishes good
cause for not alleging such
new issues within the twenty
one (21) day time period. The
petition for intervention shall be
filed at DOAH, 1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee, Flori-
da 32399-3060, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the local
government and the Depart-
ment. Failure to petition to in-
tervene within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of
any right such a person has to
request a hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to participate in the ad-
ministrative hearing.
After an administrative hear-
ing petition is timely filed, me-
diation is available pursuant
to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a),
F.S., to any affected person
who is made a party to the pro-
ceeding by filing that request
with the administrative . law
judge assigned by the Division
of Administrative Hearings.
The choice of mediation shall
not affect a party's right to an
administrative hearing.
Mike McDaniel, Chief.
Office of Comprehensive
Planning
Department of Community
Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
2100
Pub.: May 8, 2008

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INVITATION TO BID
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Park Avenue Chiefland, FL
32626 for the following:

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PACKAGE COVERAGE
FOR CITY PROPERTIES,
LIABILITY/CASUALTY,
AUTOMOBILE, WORKERS
COMPENSATION

Submittal Due Date/Time:
May 30, 2008 4:30 P.M.

Submittals Shall Be Ad-
dressed To:
Grady Hartzog, City Manager
214 East Park Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626

Bid Opening: June 2, 2008
9:00 AM Chiefland City Hall
Bid packets may be obtained
in person at City Hall 214
East Park Avenue Chiefland,
FL 32626, by telephone to
Grady Hartzog or Mary Ell-
zcy (352)493-6711 or by email
maryC-2chieflandfla.com.
Pub.: May 8, 2008

REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR
THE CITY OF CHIEFLAND
RESIDENTIAL &
COMMERCIAL
SOLID WASTE, VEGETATIVE
YARD WASTE & BULK
WASTE
COLLECTION, DISPOSAL
Bid No. LC 08-07

Sealed Request for Bids
will be accepted by the City of
Chiefland, Florida, at office of
the Financial Project Coordina-
tor, City Hall, 214 East ParkAv-
enue, Chiefland, Florida 32626
until:

3:00 p.m. June 6, 2008

For the collection and dis-
posal of residential and com-
mercial solid waste, vegetative
yard waste, and bulk waste for
the City of Chiefland, FL. At
this time, all Bids. will be pub-
licly opened and read aloud in
the conference room of City


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Hall, 214 East Park Avenue,
Chiefland, FL no later than
3:30 p.m.
There will be a $15.00 charge
for the bid documents and at-
tachments, which can be ob-
tained from Ms. Laurie Cope-
land, Financial Project Coordi-
nator, Chiefland City Hall, 214
East Park Avenue, Chiefland,
FL. Telephone Number: 352-
493-6711.

A pre-bid conference will be
held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday
May 13, 2008, at City Hall.

Respondents are required
to subriit an original and five
(5) copies of sealed propos-
als, marked "SEALED PRO-
POSAL BID LC 08-07", must
be received by 3:00 p.m. June
6, 2008, at the Chiefland City
Hall, located at 214 East Park
Avenue; Chiefland, Florida
32626, Attn: Laurie Copeland,
Financial Project Coordina-
tor, in order to be considered.
Additional information may be
obtained from Ms. Copeland
at (352) 493-6711 or e-mail:
laurie@chieflandfla.com. An
evaluation committee may be
appointed and interviews may
be conducted. Contracts re-
sulting from the process will be
subject to review and will be
fashioned so as to protect the
City's interest.
The City reserves the right
to reject any and all propos-
als, to waive any informalities
or irregularities in the proposal
process and to award the con-
tract in the best interest of the
City. The services contract is
subject to the funding agency's
rules and regulations.
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PLOYER; FAIR HOUSING,
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1.01 $27,500 756610
1.00 $41,900 756699
1.25 $25,000 756943
0.25 $14,000 757027
0.23 $18,500 757056
1.00 $28,000 757251
21.65 $279,000 757318
0.25 $17,000 758227
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Yard is cross fenced for horses and is minutes to
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One quarter mile of paved road frontage and 1/2 mile
deep. Large scattered oaks and 2 wells. Beautiful
property and great location. $8,500.00 per acre.

20 ACRES - Southwest of Chiefland on SR 345.
Planted in pines and only 5 miles from the Chiefland
city limits. $8,500.00 per acre.

WINDING RIVER RESERVE - 2 parcels to choose
from. 100 acres for $850,000.00 or 20 acres for
$225,000.00. This is a gated community with deed
restrictions located just off of LCR 339 between
Bronson & Trenton.

5.3 ACRES- Gilchrist county just off of 232 & 341
on 55th Street. Wooded parcel with large pecan tress
and two sheds. A good deal at $60,000.00, owner
terms with $5,000.00 down.

5 ACRES MOL-Bronson area off 102. Well, septic
and power. Has older.mobile home of no value. Ready
for your replacement home. $60,000.00

20 ACRES - Otter Creek Subdivision. Paved road
and planted pines. Deed Restricted. $280,000.00


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MLS:758641 $127,500.
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so that it is only a short drive to
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$139,900
(LR-757797-JW) 352-463-6144


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$78,000
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3BR/1BA CB home
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MLS: 755569 $82,000
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490-1214


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MLS: 757236 $219,000
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339-0901


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She could always make people smile


Friends, family


pause to remember


Brandy Chewning

Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Brandy Chewning knew how to make people smile,
and for a cancer victim, that was a special quality.
The 29-year-old Chiefland woman spent most of
her life making people smile and laugh, even when
she was in great pain, her mother, Brenda Dees
remembered.
Dees accepted a plaque from the organizers of the
Chiefland Relay for Life Friday. The relay was held
in Brandy's memory. Brandy passed away on Oct. 7,
2007.
From the age of 7 when she contracted bone
marrow cancer, Brandy bravely battled the disease.
The cancer led to the amputation of one leg. When
small children would ask what happened to her leg, she
told them a special story and waited for their reaction.
"She would tell them she was swimming in the
Suwannee River and a giant gator bit it off, said her
sister Nicole Bryant. "Their eyes would grow real big."
Brandy tried to live a normal life. Her mother said
she wanted to get married and have children. She loved
shopping at the Wal-Mart Sfipercenter. Her final trip to
Wal-Mart occurred a week before she passed away.
Her life became a symbol of hope. Doctors were
able to extend Brandy's life and give her precious time
with family and friends, and for that she was grateful.
Her life as a cancer patient was all about fighting
the disease. She knew toward the end that she was
dying, but never lost her trademark sense of humor or


Brandy Chewning's sisters, Nicole Bryant and Kassie King (holding photo of Brandy with Gator quarterback
Tim Tebow) along with mother Brenda Dees remember Brandy's fighting spirit and sense of humor.


her undying love for her mom, sisters and close friends.
Close friend Brandi Strickland, who said she had the
privilege of living with Brandy for the last six months
of her life, said she doesn't laugh easily, but Brandy
could make her smile. -
She said Brandy's favorite song was "Bring on the
Rain."
"She was a country girl. She loved rodeos, mud
bogging...and she loved the cowboys," Strickland said.
Brandy's family remembers Brandy with great
fondness. Like everyone at the relay, they are hopeful a
cure is near.


"We're praying for the day when someone comes
home and says I have cancer, it's not a reason to cry,"
said Kassie King, a sister of Brandy's.
Brandy had met University of Florida quarterback
Tim Tebow. He had come to see her and brought a book
of inspiration. Tebow called Brandy 30 minutes before
she died and talked to her, giving her words of comfort.
Dees believes her daughter could hear Tebow, but
couldn't respond with her own words.
"She was prepared. She accepted the Lord. She
knew she was going to heaven," Dees said.


Relay, from Page 1
Society, including Hope Lodge in Gainesville, a facility that
provides free lodging for families.
"It's really a worthwhile thing and we're trying to spread
word about the services," said Anni Egan, who co-chaired the
event with Cindy Chadwick.
Egan said she has lost her father-in-law, two aunts and her
grandmother to cancer, but she said the death of a 17-year-old
friend, Caitlin Huggins, of Bell High School, inspired her to
get involved in the fight to find a cure.
"I watched her battle to the end. It was horrible," she said.
The survivor's walk kicked off the relay. Afterward,
survivors and their supporters walked around the CHS track
all night. Teams of volunteers were established around the
perimeter of the track to provide walkers with refreshments
and to take their place when they grew weary.
Among the walkers was cancer survivor Nyla Lockwood
of Chiefland, who was accompanied by a group of her
grandchildren.
Lockwood said something needs to be done to give
everyone the full range of cancer treatments currently available
only to those with top grade private insurance or government
insurance.
"If you have only Medicare or Medicaid, sometimes they
won't treat you," she said.
She added, "It needs to be addressed. When someone
is diagnosed with cancer they should be able to get the best
treatment,' whether you make $1 million a year or $12,000 a
year. But it's not happening."
When cancer hits, Lockwood said, it takes a toll on the
victim's family financially and emotionally. She said people
sometimes have to leave their jobs to take care of a loved one
who is being treated for cancer, but there are no programs to
replace the income lost by the caretakers.
She added that if a person gets cancer and loses their
insurance, they often can't get health insurance anywhere
else.
"You have that black hole," she said.


lirls from D&D Studio in Chiefland tap dance for participants in the Relay for Life.
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