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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Levy County journal
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: June 5, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Graduation
Cedar Key High School
Salutatorian Jaclyn
Stefani was one of
several hundred Levy
County seniors to
graduate in recent days.
See who else made the
leap, Pages 12-13.

Crime
Levy county's most
wanted for this week
includes everything
-from an expired tag to
eluding police. See who
they are, Page 10


Baseball Awards
Chiefland High School
baseball coach Kyle
Parnell handed out the
hardware Tuesday night
at the team's annual
awards banquet. See
who got what, Page 15,

NBA bound
A former Bronson
High School student
has been selected to
become an assistant with
the Dallas Mavericks of
the National Basketball
Association. See who
he is, Page 17.


All County Team
Are you ready for the
Journal's All County
baseball and softball
teams? You better be.
Page 16.

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Local family contributes funding


for Levy County college campus


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Agribusiness is the principal focus of Ron St.
John and his wife Marcia, but their true love,
aside from their children, is higher education.
And they are doing more than just talking
about it.
The St. Johns became one* of the recent
financial contributors to the ongoing funding-
raising effort aimed at establishing a new Central
Florida Community College campus north of
Chiefland. The campus would offer two-year
associate degrees.
For many students living in Levy County,
Dixie County or Gilchrist County, the commute


to a campus on U.S. 19 between Chiefland
and Fanning Springs would be shorter and less
expensive. They could earn a college degree
while still living at home.
A multitude of donors have contributed or
pledged a total of $850,000 to the project, among
them the St. Johns. But the goal is $1.5 million.
The money would be spent on construction of
the first building on campus. More contributions
are needed.
Donating to the project was a good fit for the
St. Johns. Seated in their Alliance Dairies' office
north of Chiefland, with massive dairy barns
behind them, they talked about how the children
in the family Chris, Jan and Betsy have
See St. John, page 7


Levy County commissioners have no control over
rising gasoline prices, but County Commissioner Lilly
Rooks won board approval Tuesday to send a resolution
to those who could do something.
Commissioners instructed County Attorney Anne
Bast Brown to draft a resolution to all the state and
federal elected officials who represent Levy County
urging them to address the high price of gas.
The price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas in Levy
County has reached the $4 mark in most locations and
there is talk in the national media that prices could rocket'
to new heights by the end of summer.
"It's time we took a stand," said Rooks. "It's affecting
everyone."
Rooks said a family breadwinner earning $8 per hour
would have to work for a day and a half, just to pay for
the gas to drive to work.
"I think it's time we take a firm stand. I think it's time
our representatives take a firm stand," she said.
County Coordinator Fred Moody said gasoline prices
affect a lot of things, including electricity prices. He
said Progress Energy Florida notified the county by e-
mail Friday that the company will ask for a "mid-year"
correction in its customer rates to account for rising
prices of fuels. See Gas, page 7


Ron and Marcia St. John


Beth Warren was crowned Watermelon Princess Saturday.


Royalty crowned

Annual Watermelon Festival

gets early start with pageants

Story and Photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland crowned much of its watermelon festival royalty Saturday.
A little king and queen, a little princess and a princess were crowned at
three pageants in the opening phase of the 54th Annual Chiefland Watermelon
Festival.
The competitions were the official start of the festival, but the main events take
place this Saturday with a parade, watermelon eating and seed-spitting contests,
and an arts and crafts show featuring more than 100 vendors.
But no one at the three pageants was thinking much about the future. All eyes
were intently focused on what was happening on stage at Chiefland Elementary
School as a panel of three judges listened and watched closely.
The judges for all three pageants were Kelly Curl, LaDpon Terry and Carrie
Woolard.
Twelve-year-old Sarah Gore, daughter of Brian and Amy Gore of Chiefland,
impressed the audience with her singing talent. She entertained audience members
during breaks in all three pageants with religious and country music songs.
See Pageant, page 24


Gun incident


rattles Bronson
By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

A 15-year-old Bronson boy made the mistake of
his life Friday when he walked between two occupied
schools carrying what looked like a rifle.
He was soon in handcuffs.
The boy, who was carrying a BB gun rifle, was
arrested on a charge of being in possession of a weapon
on school property, a felony. The sheriff's office said
the boy is a home school student, but he once attended
public schools in Bronson.
Sheriff's spokesman Scott Tummond said the boy
was seen carrying what appeared to be a rifle on County
Road 32 between Bronson High School and Bronson
Elementary School. The schools are on opposite sides of
the road and both were full of students.
The suspect never actually entered either campus. He,
claimed he was carrying the BB gun to ward off dogs
that might chase him. But because the schools face
one another, the road and ditches between them were
viewed as school property. State law prohibits guns or
any weapon on school property, Tummond said.
Deputies took the boy into custody within found
minutes of receiving the call. The threat of a gun resulted
in Bronson High.School calling for a "lock in." Students
arte not allowed to leave buildings or campus during a
lock in. See Gun, page 10


Rocketing gas prices

prompt resolution

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


2 une 5, 2008


Levy County Journal


Fire chief gets thumbs up, another term


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward received good reviews from his five bosses last
week during a six-month review of his performance, and city commissioners agreed
to keep him as chief.
"I feel he's done a good job the last six months," said Commissioner Teresa Barron,
who sits as fire commissioner and works with the department.
Commissioner Sammy Cason said from all he has seen and heard Ward is doing
well.
"I'm just proud to have him on board," he said.
Each commissioner was given a grading sheet before the meeting to evaluate
Ward. The evaluation sheets gave a final score. Ward's combined score from the five
commissioners ranked him somewhere between "meets expectations and exceeds
expectations."
Commissioner Rollin Hudson said "Everything was fine," in his mind, but he said
Ward needs to work more closely with the county on securing fire tax funding.
Commissioners have complained in recent weeks about the inequities in county fire
assessment funding, noting that Williston received $193,000 annually for the past two
years while Chiefland was awarded $120,000 annually for the same period.
The Levy County Commission assesses residents in the unincorporated areas a fire


assessment fee. The fee isn't assessed in Chiefland because the city already funds fire
services out of its general fund, but the city does receive county fire funding because
it serves a large area outside the city limits.
Mayor Teal Pomeroy agreed with Hudson that Ward needs to be more assertive in
pressing the county for more fire tax funding, warning the fire chief, who is in his first
year, that if he is too nice, officials "will push you aside"
Ward agreed that the county should provide more funding, going even further than
commissioners and suggesting the county fire assessment should be able to fund the
operations of all the fire departments.
But Ward said a decision by the Levy County Commission last year to reduce the
fire assessment left the county with a shortfall in fire funding. County commissioners
were forced to take $165,000 out property tax revenues in the current budget to make
up the shortfall in fire funding.
"The assessment should be set high enough to fund the fire departments," Ward
said.
Commissioners also want Ward to press the county to fund the Chiefland Fire
Department for responding to calls unrelated to fighting fires. The department often
responds to traffic accidents and medical emergencies as a first responder, but doesn't
get paid for the calls.
Ward has agreed to press the county on the funding issues his bosses have
outlined.


Chiefland commission tables fire grant request;


Board concerned about future funding for city


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward pared down his request last week for additional
paid firefighters from six to three positions, but the city commission still wasn't sold
on the idea.
Ward wants city commission approval to apply for a federal Staffing for Adequate
Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant that would pay a portion of the new
firefighter salaries for the first four years. In the fifth year, the city would begin paying
the salaries from city funds.
"This grant will provide adequate staffing to provide 24-hour-a-day fire and rescue
protection for the residents of the city and surrounding area," Ward said in a briefing
letter to commissioners.
Commissioner Sammy Cason's motion to allow Ward to apply for the grant never
received a second. Mayor Teal Pomeroy tabled the issue with agreement from the
board.
The city currently has a full-time chief, one full-time firefighter and two part-time
firefighters, as well as volunteers, toprotect,240 square miles around the clock, Ward
said. The staffing at times allows for ony on paid staff to be available for a call. Ward
depends on volunteers when paid siaff fienibers are not on duty.
But commissioners are not sure they can afford three new firefighting positions.
They want Ward to press the county for additional fire assessment funding that would


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annually. Williston, by contrast, gets $193,000 annually. The board wants to know,
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City Attorney Norm Fugate also reminded commissioners that the city is being
paid by the county for providing fire protection, but not for providing first response
for emergency medical services. Ward said the fire department has no choice but to
respond to medical or traffic emergencies when dispatched.
Commissioner Rollin Hudson said he didn't think it was fair for the city to go
uncompensated for emergency medical service calls.
Ward said the city is growing and already has large box stores like the Wal-Mart
Supercenter to protect. He said the city doesn't have the type of equipment it needs to
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regulation requiring two trained firefighters to enter a burning building while leaving
two firefighters outside the hazardous area to rescue them if necessary.
Ward said the number of calls to his department is increasing. In 2005, Ward said
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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


June 5, 2008 3


City plans to make developers pay for utility line extensions


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

When the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center was built years ago, the city agreed
to pay for water and sewer line extensions to the development at city expense. The
idea was to expand the tax base by encouraging new development.
The current Chiefland City Commission wants to take a different approach by
requiring subdivisions and shopping centers to hook to city water and sewer at their
own expense rather than having the existing taxpayers foot the bill.


An ordinance requiring developments to pay for their
extensions is being proposed by the city commission, but
the ordinance was tabled last week when commissioners
said they were uncomfortable with the language. They
also wanted city staff to clarify a definition.
"What we're trying to do is make development pay
the cost of city water and sewer hooking to it," said
Hartzog. "We don't want existing customers to foot the
bill."
Hartzog said the ordinance had been ready for a first
reading at last week's meeting. The first reading is part
of the adoption process, but the ordinance will have to
be re-advertised for consideration by the board later.
The city is making one exception to its developer-
pays-all approach. The city has applied for a state
economic development grant to extend city utilities
to the new Tri-County Hospital when the facility is
constructed. The owner of the hospital is expected to c
receiving city utilities.


own water and sewer line


a residential-2 zone, which is 10,000 square feet. Pitts is planning on building a small
home on the property to blend with other homes in the area. Hartzog said the home
will have to be small enough to meet the city's requirements for setbacks.
E The board adopted the city's five-year plan for capital improvements. In 2009,
proposed projects include a $200,000 skateboard park at Delma Locke Community
Center funded by impact fees; $92,000 in restrooms at Strickland Park funded by
impact fees; $25,000 to reroof the library, Tommy Usher Community Center and
sewer plant building with the money coming from property tax revenue in the general
fund; $150,000 to provide access to the industrial park using impact fees; $200,000
for lighting two softball fields at Strickland Park using impact fees; $132,000 to buy


Chiefland City commissioners were advised of
the upcoming city election schedule last week.

The election is set for Tuesday, Aug.
5, with Mayor Teal Pomeroy in Group 2 and.
Teresa Barron in Group 4 up for re-election.
A qualifying week for the two city
commission seats is Monday June 16 through
Friday June 20 from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The
election qualifyiing fee is $448.
Candidates and voters must reside
within the city limits of Chiefland and must be
registered in Precinct 13 or Precinct 16.


reate jobs in exchange for


On an unrelated subject, commissioners voted to annex a one-acre piece of
property into the city and not require the owners, Norman and Anita Scoggins, to
give up 10-feet of right-of-way along County Road 320 for future widening. The
planning board had recommended deeding 10 feet to the county for future widening.
Commissioners said it wasn't their job to require property owners to give up land for
a future county road widening projects. The property is directly across the street from
the future hospital.
The city has granted a request by the Division of Forestry-Andrews Nursery to
connect city water, at state expense, to the nursery by June 30. The city will provide
five meters. The nursery has three homes on site. Hartzog presented the agenda item


* The board agreed


the 33-acre Drummond well field; $175,000 to purchase a
SCADA computer system with water and sewer revenues;
and $75,000 to construct roofs over. the sewer treatment
plant sludge budgets using sewer revenue. The projects
above are not listed in order or ranked.
P Commissioners approved resolution requesting
a city utility ,easement across the Nature Coast Trail.
Before the city's involuntary annexation of an area known
as North Chiefland in 2006, the city adopted an urban
services plan showing city water lines extending into the
area. City staff has determined the most cost effective
route for the water lines will be to cross the trail at NW
27 Ave. The water line can service several businesses and
residences, according to city staff, and "lead the way for
future growth." The state requires a resolution requesting
the easement.
to allow staff to advertise for two preliminary budget


meetings on July 14 and July 28 for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget for
2008-09.
Commissioners adopted new rules for the Tommy Usher Community Center,
among them a prohibition on red or purple Kool- Aid, or juice, which can cause
permanent stains. The city has installed tile in 70 percent of the building, but some
carpeting remains near the stage area for acoustics.
Icer L. Roberts and Gene Pollock were approved as alternate members of
the city's planning board. Pollock served for 10 years on the Levy County Planning
Commission and was chairman for four years. His letter to the city said he made
significant contributions to rewriting the county's comprehensive plan and land
development regulations. The alternative city planning board members are expected to


for information only. attend board meetings and take the place of full-time board members who are absent.
Commissioners granted Frank Pitts a variance to build a home on a 6,300 square If any members of the board give up their positions, the alternates replace them.
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EDITORIAL


June 5, 2008 5


Sometimes Hollywood just does not get it


By Rick Burnham
Editor

Actress Susan Sarandon told the New York Post last week that if John McCain
gets elected president, she will move out of the country, to Canada or Italy. That and
other interesting tidbits highlighted yet another rousing week in the world of politics.
And it's only the first week of June.
Sarandon is only the latest in a long list of Hollywood celebrities who threatened
(or promised, depending on which side of the issue you fall on) to hit the road if the
results of an upcoming election did not meet their wishes. Alex Baldwin did so, as
did Sarandon's own husband, Tim Robbins.
Here's the thing though. Those elections resulted in George W. Bush moving into
the White House, obviously not what Hollywood had in mind. Still, both Baldwin
and Robbins, and Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Sheen stayed put anyway. Guess
at the end of the day, America is not such a horrible place after all, as they would
have you believe. Or maybe they realized, as virtually everyone on the planet living
outside LA realizes, the world does not revolve around Hollywood.
If John McCain gets elected, Susan, you won't go anywhere. And if by chance
you do, no one is going to notice anyway.
Didn't hear about Susan? Well, surely you heard about Barak Obama's decision
to resign from his church.


Most everyone agrees that Obama made the right decision in resigning from the
Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Politically, his timing in doing so was
right on. Morally, ethically, he was a bit off the mark.
Here's the thing. If you believe the recent inflammatory "sermons" were the first
such circus acts that have ever taken place at Trinity United, then maybe Obama can
be free from criticism. But if you surmise that somewhere along the line a pastor
- perhaps Jeremiah Wright, perhaps the moron Catholic priest who mocked Hillary
Clinton went off the deep end, Obama should still have questions to answer.
Clearly, this is not the first time Trinity has heard controversial commentary in
the past 20 or so years, since Barak Obama began attending. So why did Obama
wait until his political welfare was on the line to resign from the church? And more
importantly, don't his comments ("I'm not denouncing the church and I'm not
interested in people who want me to denounce the church.") signal that there is still
perhaps a problem here?
And one last thought: how exactly did Christ fit into these well-publicized
sermons? Just thinking out loud.
Speaking of resignation, it is humorous to see the once mighty Hillary Clinton
resigned to defeat. She was once a cocky shoe-in for the Oval Office. Now, when
the election is over and she heads back to the Senate floor, they will be snickering
behind her back. Heartbreaking. And humorous.


Conspiracy theories about high gas prices may gain strength


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Conspiracy theorists abound in our society and I must confess that occasionally I
dabble in speculation about what may be taking place in American government.
Take gas prices for example. We have no shortage of gasoline, yet prices continue
to rise as though tethered to some type of helium balloon that never bursts.
Backtrack a few years to the raging debates about whether to drill for oil in the
remaining wilderness areas of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental
groups managed to hold off the drilling.
But did the government types and oil industry execs win in the end? Has
"someone" in power decided to allow oil and gas prices to rise until the American
public screams to allow drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaskan wilderness?
Mind you, it's speculation. But it's not mindless speculation. We all know all
about supply and demand. We know China's exploding economy is a factor in rising
demand. We know demand continues to rise in this country. We know all of that. We
know our refinery capacity probably needs to increase.
But most of those factors were in plaqe yqars, agq when g4s, prices were a, buck,
fi ft and I could filfi"n'tank for less than $20. I don't believe increasing demand is'
the sole reason for the sk) rocketing price of gasoline at the ump.
I've floated an idea in recent weeks to make people think outside the box about
gasoline prices. What if the United States Congress declared that oil and gas are
national security assets vital to the economic and political survival of the American
public? The government would set the price for these commodities, much like it
used to do for peanuts, and oil company creeps, er, executives could charge no more
than what was allowed. Let's say a buck fifty per gallon.
I don't doubt some would cry out that we must have unfettered industry. People
must be able to make zillions of dollars on their oil company stocks. Oil company
billionaires must have cash reserves to invest in oil exploration, like in the Gulf of


Mexico and Alaska. I buy into some of those arguments. We don't need to destroy
free enterprise.
At the same time, I don't think it's socialism to try to stop the economic bleeding
in this country. We're being bled dry by high gas prices. It's gas price inflation.
Everything we buy is more costly because of high gas and diesel prices. Many
businesses that use fossil fuels to deliver and receive products are being driven out
of business. There's no end in sight. There's no way to adjust. We're not the federal
government. We can't rev up the printing presses when we need more money.
I don't think my conspiratorial theories are that far off. I watched oil company
executives testify before Congress recently that they have a right to earn tens of
billions in profits in the free market every year. It's the American way. Members of
Congress threw out softball questions that third graders could have answered.
I wonder when the interests of the American public will enter into the discussion
about rising gas prices. Do the politicians plan to give people living on Social
Security a hefty benefit increase to compensate for what they are losing to gas price
inflation. I am talking about higher food costs, higher costs at the pump, and higher
electricity costs. Higher everything.
I don't accept the premise that gaswill evyetaly ise to $5 .a gallon and the only
way tQ0tPrikis to leorpljo paniges drillio rin(4gees. areas. Repetyn p ritnc tells
me that when oil companies are permitted to drill in the Alaskan wilderness and Gulf
of Mexico, gas prices may stabilize for a while if we're lucky, but they won't go
down. In a worst-case scenario, prices at the pump will continue to rise along with
oil company profits.
But I am willing to compromise. If oil companies can promise that drilling in the
Alaskan wilderness and Gulf of Mexico will bring gas prices at the pump back down
to a $1.50 per gallon for the next two decades, and that a meaningful national energy
plan is undertaken in the meantime to reduce our use of oil by 80 percent, I'll stop
harping.
I may even give up my conspiracy theories.


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LEVY COUNTY
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Levy County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000.00. These funds must be used for one of the
following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate-income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing
conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other
financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in.the areas of housing, neighborhood
revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction
of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional
information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, Levy County must plan to minimize displacement of persons
as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Levy County is required to develop a plan to assist displaced
persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community development
needs will be held at the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Boardroom, 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621, on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. For information concerning the public hearing, contact
Dick Tummond; Assistant to County Coordinator, (904) 486-5598.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Dick Tummond at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should contact Dick Tummond at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language
interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD); please call (800)
955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Dick
Tummond at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing Workshop will be held immediately following the First Public Hearing on the same date at the
same location.
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Levy County Journal.


Community Events

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


Food and Wine Festival
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals first annual food and
wine festival Forks & Corks will be held June 5-8 at
The Ringling Musetum of Art at The University of South
Florida. "Forks & Corks" features winemaker dinners,
Originals Restaurant dinners in celebration of Savor
Sarasota Week, a Champagne kick off party, interactive
food and wine seminars, celebrity chefs, cooking
demonstrations and a grand tasting showcasing diverse
cuisine from more than 30 Originals restaurants and 55
visiting wineries. Meals on Wheels and The Ringling
Museum of Art will benefit from the events.
Details and tickets are available at FreshOriginals.
com/forksandcorks.

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.

Fair association meeting
The Levy County Fair Association will hold its
General Association Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
June 5 at the Williston Community Center. The General
Association Meeting is always held on the first Thursday
of each month. The Steering Committee Meeting is held
on the third Thursday of each month.

Gospel Jubilee Sing
A Gospel Jubilee sing will be held from 7-9 p.m. June
6 at the Santa Fe Community College's Davis Center in
Archer.

AMVETS membership drive
AMVETS Post 88 of Bronson will host a membership
drive from noon to 5 p.m. June 7 at 10050 State Road
24, next to Bronson Motor Speedway. The post will sell
chicken dinners as part of the drive. It is looking for
AMVETS, AMVETS auxiliary, and sons of AMVETS.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for. Humanity is looking for assistance in
building its first home in the tri-County area, outside,
of Old Town. Anyone interested in helping should call
(352) 542-9100.
The group is planning to have volunteer work days
June 7 and June 14. For more information, call Gigi at
(352) 463-7207 or email djdaube@gatorworks.com.

Yulee Day
Yulee Day in Archer will be held around the town train
depot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7. Special events will
include a patriotic parade, cannon demonstrations, an
Indian village, a Civil War encampment, and a Methodist
Church auction and quilt sale. Call Phil Denton at (352)
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Levy library programs
The Levy County Public Library System recently
purchased a number of items designed to target "tweens
and teens." The items include an X-Box 360, along
with "Rock Band" and "Halo 3" games to go with it.
The system and games will be used for tween and teen
programs during the summer and throughout the year.
Teens visiting any of the Levy County Libraries are
encouraged to bring an X-Box 360 controller, if they
have one.
The summer programs on tap include gaming for June
9-13 and July 7-11; Ipods and MP3 players for June 16-
20; popcorn and a movie for June 23-27 and July 21-25;
and Photoshop for July 14-28.
For more information, call the Williston Public
Library at 528-2313; the Bronson Public Library at 486-
2015, the Cedar Key Public Library at 543-5777; the
A.F. Knotts Public Library at 447-4212; and the Luther
Callaway Public Library at 493-2758.
DCF local planning team meeting
The Local Planning Team for Circuit 8, covering
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union
counties will meet at 9 a.m. June 10 in the Department
of Children and Families Administration Conference
Room, at 1621 N.E. Waldo Road in Gainesville.
The agenda for the meeting will include a continuation
of the team's work on the Governor's initiative to
promote adoption, support adoptive families and prevent
child abuse, abandonment and neglect.
The meeting is open to the public and public input
is welcome. For additional information, contact Melissa
Walker at (352) 955-5123.
Bronson Library bake sale
The new Bronson Friends of the Library group is
kicking off its first year with a bake sale June 10-14 at
the library. Among the items on sale will be brownies
(50 cents), cookies (three for a dollar), cupcakes (50
cents), slices of cake (50 cents) and a "snack bag" (50
cents). Hours are 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, noon
to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday.
WWII vets club gatherings
The World War II Veterans Club will hold its monthly
meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. June 12 at the Homestead
Restaurant in Fanning Springs. The meeting will be the
club's last until September.
Area WWII vets are encouraged to bring a friend,
relative, their spouse or a fellow veteran and enjoy the
camaraderie. For more information, call Billie Cooper at
(352) 493-9368, or Dot Halvorsen at (352) 542-7697.
Holy Family Church fish fry
The Holy Family Church in Williston will host a fish
fry meal beginning at 6 p.m. June 13 at the church. The
price is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Take outs are
available. The event is held to help people in the local
community experiencing financial problems.
Door prizes will be awarded.


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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.

Author to attend local family reunion
Drollene P. brown will attend the McDonell Family,,
Reunion, scheduled for June 14 at Manatee Springs,
State Park.
The McDonells are featured prominefitly in Brown's
new book, "Levy County: Voices From the Past." Created
by interweaving stories and experiences of many Levy.
County families, the book is a testament to ordinary;,
everyday lives in the county, beginning in the mid-19th
century.
Brown will be available to sign copies of her book at
the reunion. Those who plan to buy one or more books
are asked to email Judy Johnson at info@cedarkey. >
org to reserve the number they wish to purchase. A_
few additional books will be available, but the reunion
planners would like to give Brown some idea of how
many books to bring to the event.
The price of the Levy book is $40.
For more information, call Charles McDonell at (352)'
543-5670 or email Johnson at info@cedarkey.org.
Romeo and Juliet
The Suwannee Valley Players theatre group
announces its upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet,;
Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers. The
script closely follows the traditional .play with some,
editing. It runs approximately two and a half hours,
Two teenagers find each other, and it is love at first,
sight! Unfortunately, they quickly discover their parents
are feuding and love is impossible. In the tradition.,of
Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, only disaster can come,,.
Performances will be held three consecutive weekends
through June 15, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and;
Saturday nights, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. 4
special sfudent/senior night will be held on June 12.,
With proper identification, students and seniors will,
be given one dollar off the regular price of admission,,
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and children.
over five. All children five and under are admitted free,;
but may have to sit in a lap.
Productions are held at the Chief Theatre, 25 East.
Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information, contact
Susan Lastra at (352) 493-ARTS or visit the group's
website at www.svplayers.org.
Trenton farmers' market events )
The Trenton Community Farmers Market, held at
the historic Trenton Train Depot at the Nature Coast'
Trailhead on Main Street, has a number of events planne&A
for June, including music, vegetable competitions and aI
chili cookoff.
Music will be performed on the market's platform
every Tuesday. In addition, local 4-H students will gather
June 7 for the annual vegetable fair. An award ceremony !
will follow the judging.
The 2nd Annual Hot Summer Block Party and Chili
Cookoff is set for June 21. Prizes will be awarded in I
several categories. To register, call Ellen Hogan at (352)
472-7632.
Each of the Saturday markets will also feature fres'hK
local produce from area farmers, along with various arts
and crafts. Saturday market hours are noon to 5 p.m.,
while Tuesday markets are from 2-6 p.m. '
Christmas in July i
Metro Life Church irn 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.
Youth 'N Harmony
The Williston Gospel Fest Committee is inviting
. singers and musicians from Williston and surrounding
communities to participate with two local gospel
groups: Youth 'N Harmony (consisting of youths ages 7,
- 20) and the Gospel Fest Mass Choir (ages 12 and up). i
The choirs are preparing for the upcoming Gospel Fest
Kickoff Concert scheduled for July 27 and the Gospel


Music Festival, set for Aug. 2. Choir members will have
the opportunity to experience true interdenominational,
fellowship, explore various styles of gospel music and,
enhance their music skills and knowledge. Participants,
may attend rehearsals in Williston or Archer:
For more information, contact Mimi Johnson at (352)
528-2170 or at (352) 361-6528.


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St. John, from page 1


earned bachelor's degrees. The youngest, Brooke, will
also attend a four-year university.
Ron St. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
agriculture economics from Cornell University. Marcia
is the chief financial officer at Chiefla'nd Farm Supply.
They see the future CFCC college campus north of
Chiefland as being a huge benefit to tri-county young
people, and that was why they supported it financially.
"We're truly committed to education," Marcia said.


"Instead of talking about it, we are contributing."
Ron St. John said he came from a family in New York
that believed in education. College wasn't an option.
It was a requirement for him and his four sisters. His
father, who left a job as a county extension agent to
farm, believed in higher education.
"What education does is broaden your horizons,"
St. John said. "Our philosophy is... next to religion,
education is the necessary ingredient for life."


Gas, from page 1


If the rate hike is granted by the Florida Public Service
Commission, Progress Energy Florida's residential
customers would see an increase of 8 percent.
The rate hikes for commercial and industrial would
vary, with salons seeing an 8-10 percent rise, office
buildings 10-12 percent, supermarkets 11-13 percent,
"'interruptible rate customers" 14-16 percent, "curtailable
rate customers" 10-10-12 percent, average commercial
9-11 percent and average industrial 13-15 percent,
according to a May 30 e-mail from senior account
executive Denny George.
The e-mail included a message from Jeff Lyash,
president and CEO of Progress Energy Florida.
"Rising fuel prices are a global issue that is felt by
everyone who uses energy," Lyash wrote. "We know
that these expenses are a burden on our customers. Our
balanced approach to meeting energy demand includes
a diverse mix of fuels to generate electricity. Together
with our fuel-hedging practices, we are mitigating cost
increases for our customers. We also encourage our
customers to take advantage of our free and innovative
energy-efficiency programs and budget-billing options
to minimize the impact of rising costs."
In other business:
Commissioners gave permissionto sheriff's office
attorney Ron Stevens and Major Mike Johnson to work
with Gilchrist Developers, Inc. on settlement stemming
from a criminal investigation by the Levy County
Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force. The settlement would
transfer two pieces of property worth about $32,000 in
Gilchrist County to Levy County Commission ownership.
The land would be sold at auction and the money placed
ini a federal forfeiture fund after a $2,600 lien is paid as
well as any other costs. The drug task force can then use
money from the forfeiture fund for its operations. The
sheriff's office needed county commission assistance
because it cannot hold title to real property.
Commissioners adopted the five-year plan for
the Levy Coupnty Library Systeni. Among the goals and
objectives are to increase attendance at library programss
by 5 percent annually, perform an inventory of the entire
collection by 2013, modify the library system website
to include community information and make certain it
remains current, strive to increase Internet band width
by one level at each branch by 2013, upgrade three
items of computer hardware or software each year,
increase Internet usage by 10 percent annually, all staff
and volunteers successfully complete customer service
training in their probationary period, user satisfaction
surveys to be conducted annually with results showing
80 percent customer satisfaction rating.
Commissioners agreed to give surplus tables,
chairs and computer equipment to Vision Christian
Academy opening in the fall. The religious school
is. being started by the Miracle Vision Tabernacle
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Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee is a
member of the church.
Commissioners approved Greenlee's request to
take NE 112th Court and NE 109th Place in University
Oaks into the county road maintenance system, and to
pave NW 66th Avenue.
County Engineer Lee Mills informed the board
about a funding short fall for the resurfacing of County
Road 343 south of Bronson. The county was hoping
to fully fund the project through a Small County Road
Outreach Program grant, but the Florida Department
of Transportation authorized only $2,631,899 for the
project. The low bidder, Anderson Columbia, submitted
a bid of $2,801,901.98. Mills said the county may need
to participate in the project to shave costs. The most
appealing option for commissioners would require the
county to add the limerock base, which would save
$422,000. The county operates its own limerock mine
and has road crews who could do the work.
The Value Adjustment Board met in the
afternoon to discuss the appointment of an attorney
and two citizens to the next VAB. The VAB is a board
that hears the appeals of property owners who feel their
values are too high. The Florida Legislature changes the
rules regarding VAB's membership. The county must
now hire a private attorney to represent the VAB and
the attorney cannot represent the property appraiser, tax
collector, any taxing authority or any property owner
involved an administrative or judicial review.


Family holding

fundraiser for teen
The family of 19-year-old Kolan Durrance is
raising funds as part of his fight against cancer.
A hand-crafted cedar Hope Chest will be given
away this Saturday at the D&D Studios' dance recital
at the Chiefland High School auditorium. Tickets are
$5. You do not have to be present to win.
The cedar Hope Chest was constructed by Kolan's
cousin, Michael Cannon, a skilled craftsman. It is
beautiful and well worth owning.
Tickets are on sale at Chiefland Dry Cleaners
and Laundry. If you have questions, please call 493-
1613.
Money from the sale of the tickets will be used to
build a room onto the home of Kolan's mother. He
will be staying in the room while receiving cancer
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Senator joins SRWMD on tour of the Suwannee


LEVY COUNTY Senator Bill Nelson joined
Suwannee River Water Management District governing
board members and staff on an educational excursion
down the Suwannee River May 28. The eight-mile
outing began at Fanning Springs and ended at Manatee
Springs.
Prior to the boat departure, Nelson also attended a
meeting hosted by the District in Cross City, where
various environmental groups were given the opportunity
to express their opinions and concerns regarding state
and regional environmental issues.
"1 want you to educate me," Nelson said in regard to
the specific issues affecting the area.
Concerns addressed during the hour-long meeting
included water transfer, protection of the springs and
river, and opposition to water bottling along the Santa
Fe River. Nelson listened to suggestions made by several
groups, such as "Save Our Suwannee," who suggested
giving the Suwannee River a special designation under


federal law that would make it more protected and less
vulnerable to external pressures.
The meeting concluded with Nelson thanking the
attendees for enlightening him on the important regional
issues that directly affect the area and assuring the
audience that he would do his best to- assist the District
with its mission.
Following the meeting, Nelson and his staff made
their way to Fanning Springs to get a first-hand look of
what pure beauty North Florida has to offer.
District staff explained to Nelson that this area of
the state is the last piece of natural Florida that exists,
and without proper preservation and protection, it will
slowly .vanish. Staff asked for financial and political
leadership to preserve, restore and protect the areas
natural resources.
Atthe end ofthetour,Nelson said hethoroughly enjoyed
the boat outing and now has a deeper understanding of
the troubles affecting our area. (Courtesy, SRWMD)


Senator Bill Nelson walks up a ramp at Manatee
Springs State Park.


Bronson Youth League benefits from Alcoholics Anonymous


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

Alcoholics Anonymous in Bronson has found a new home in the old town hall
building. The Town of Bronson Council voted unanimously to allow the use of space
every Tuesday and Friday evenings for AA meetings.
The motion, made by Councilmember Melody LaFlam and seconded by
Councilmember Berlon Weeks, offered the space at no charge to the 12-step
program.
"We don't charge anyone else to use the space, and I think it's a really good thing
to have here," said LaFlam.
Ray Samec, one of the group's organizers, thanked the Council but declined the
free offer.
"We have to pay something it's in our guidelines;" he said. "But it can be in the
form of a donation to your favorite a charity."
Upon further discussion, it was decided that the local AA chapter would donate its
monthly building allowance of $35 to the Bronson Youth League as payment for the
old Town Hall meeting space.
The AA meetings, to be held each Tuesday and Friday, are open to the public and


focus on recovery from all addictions. "The program defines addiction as any mood
altering substance," said a participant. "I'm a member and it works."
In other BYL business:
Max Aguirre, Bronson Youth League Soccer Director, asked the Council to repair
the Town's soccer fields by installing an automated'irrigation system.
Due to the labor-intensive design of the current system, Aguirre said, the fields are
not getting the water they need. "It currently takes eight hours minimum to water three
fields," he said.
The lack of proper irrigation has compacted the ground, hindering grass growth
and making it.unsafe for players. "A local company (M&M Equipment Rentals) has
offered to let us use an aerator for free," Aguirre said, "but without proper irrigation,
it will just turn the fields into a dust bowl."
The Council voted unanimously to move ahead and collect bids, contingent upon
funds being available in the Parks and Recreation budget. The motion was worded
so that the lowest bid could be accepted as soon as the mandatory three bids were
collected. Aguirre said it will most likely be Smith Brothers, Inc., owned by a youth
league coach in Live Oak, who offered to install the 4-zone per field, fully automated
watering system with a 5-year warranty for an estimated $4700-$5000.
"He's a fellow coach, and he wants to help," Aguirre said regarding the low price.


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Levy County Journal


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


June 5, 2008 9


OBITUARIES


JAN NARLOCH
Mr. Jan Narloch, 85, formally of Fanning Springs,
died May 30 in St. Louis after a lengthy illness.
". Mr. Narloch was born in Chojnice, Poland on June 12,
., 1926. He was a paratrooper in the Polish Army during
'1 WWI1, and fought side by side with the British Allies
against Hitler's Nazi army.
Narloch immigrated to America with his family to
start a new and better life. He lived in Detroit, worked in
the construction industry and was a member of numerous
:'^ Polish organizations, including Placowka 7ma. Jan and
his wife Eva moved to Florida after the marriage of their
daughters, becoming owners/operators of the "Southern
Inn" restaurant and motel for more than 15 years.
He was preceded in death by wife Eva and two
daughters, Pearl Parsons and Bonnie Kowalski.
He is survived by daughter Alice L. Kaminski of St. Peters, Mo.;11 grandchildren,
and 18 great- grandchildren. He was a dear brother, a dear uncle, had some relatives
in Poland and was a friend to many.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Johns the Evangelist
Catholic Church in Chiefland with. Father Joe McDonnell officiating. Burial will
follow at Townsend Cemetery in Bell.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are
under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service of Chiefland.
TIMMY CRAFT
Timmy Craft, 50, of Bronson passed away May 21 in Gainesville.
Born in Lakeland, he had lived in Bronson most of his life. He was a cashier at the
County Market, and a member of the First Baptist Church where he taught Awana
to 3rd and 4th-grade boys., He was associate advisor for the Levy County Sheriff
Explorers for 15 years and was assistant basketball coach at Bronson Middle and High
School.
Mr. Craft was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Evelyn Craft.
He is survived by three sisters, Cheryl Garcia and Juanita Ruvio, both of Bronson,
and Toni Vargas of Live Oak; two brothers, Russell Craft of Colorado and Terry Craft
of Bronson; good friends Paula Sprague and J.R. Sprague, both of Bronson; and 11
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 24 at the First Baptist Church of Bronson with
Brother Steve Garnett and L.B. Nelson officiating.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.
DELMA MCCALL STEWART
Mrs. Delma McCall Stewart of Steinhatchee passed away May 30 in Orlando. Mrs.
Stewart was born on Dec. 31, 1916 to Calvin and Lella McCall in Taylor County. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Stewart and son,
Daniel J. Stewart, Jr.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by three daughters, Mazell Futch of Orlando, Fran Carlton
of Orlando and Peggy Robins of Stuart; six grandchildren, Larry Matthis, Angelia
Happ, Lynne Martin, Julie Lawson, Cindy Robbins, and Gerald McCall; and two
sisters, Pat Laprade and.Myri Wood.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Stewart will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at the First
Baptist Church of Steinhatchee, with the Reverend Aaron Turner officiating. Burial
will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Jena. A "Friends andFamily Fellowship" will be
held before the service at 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.
The family requests that contributions be made in lieu of flowers to Servants Heart
Ministry, 5519 Gross Court, Orlando, Fla. 32810.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City.
JUDY MARIE ARNOLD
Miss Judy Marie Arnold, 56, of Old Town passed away May 28.
Miss Arnold was born in Douglas, Mich. She raised her children in Ormond Beach
and retired in Old Town in 2000. She loved her career as a computer programmer/
analyst.
Miss Arnold always put everyone in her life ahead of herself. She loved her family
unconditionally.
She is survived by her parents Glenn and Ginger Arnold of Old Town; her children,
Michelle Alexius Watson of Daytona Beach, Justin Wilder Arnold and Elizabeth Peace
of Old Town, Dustin Fremont Arnold and Laura Harper of Old Town; grandchildren,
Raechelle Williams of Daytona Beach, Christian Peace of Pennsylvania, Zackary
Seagroves of Daytona Beach and Glenn Jr., on the way; sisters, Glennda Lee Dunahoo
of Cross City, Darcy Lynn and Larry Charles Saylor of Old Town and many nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service was held May 31 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
with the Reverend Cecil Hysmith officiating.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home,
Cross City.
PHILIP ANDRE CARTER
Philip Andre Carter, 3, passed away May 22 at his residence in Archer after a
lifetime illness. He will be missed by all.
Philip is survived by his father, Philip Carter; his mother, Beckin Carter; his sister,
Anastasia Carter; his grandmother, Laurie Stevens; his grandparents, Barbara and
Gary Lenczyk; his great-grandmother, Carol Cox and Barbara Lenczyk; three aunts;
Fuesha Lenczyk, Kayse Steven, and Quirha Carter; and one uncle, Nick Carter.
Services for Philip were held May 27 at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home.
NORMA BAILEY
Norma Bailey, 83, of Seffner passed away May 28 in Dade City.
She was born in McDowell County, W.Va., where she and. her husband, Thurman
Mac "Peg" Bailey, were in the coal mining business until the late 1940s. They then
retired to Florida where she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Mac "Peg" Bailey
and her son, Scott Bailey.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Rudy) Hoffman of Franklinton, N.C.; son,
Darrell (Debbie) Bailey of Seffner; sister, Katherine Vance of W.Va.; brother, Bobby
Hager ofVa.; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Bailey of Chiefland, 10 .grandchildren, 20 great-
grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Funeral services were held May 31 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with Pastor
Eddie Hatch officiating. Burial followed the service at Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.


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WAYNE EDWIN WARREN
Wayne Edwin Warren, 78, passed away May 24 at his residence in Williston. Wayne
spent most of his life in Bronson and moved to Williston in 2005. He was a member of
the Central Church of Christ and was a pastor for five years. Wayne enjoyed spending
time with his children and grandchildren.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Janet Warren; two sons, Richard Warren (Charlene),
Curtis Warren (Karen); one daughter, Lori Hadley (Cary); one brother, Richard Warren
(Nina); and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services were held June 1 at the Williston Church of Christ. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations be sent to Haven Hospice or Williston Church
of Christ.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.

WILLIAM DAVID KINZER
William David Kinzer, 61, passed away May 22 at the James Haley V.A. Medical
Center in Tampa. William was an operator for Gainesville Regional Utilities and had
lived most of his life in the Archer area. He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in
the U.S. Navy. William enjoyed working with his hands; including gunsmithing and
working with leather and crocheting. Mr. Kinzer was also an avid dog lover.
He is survived by his brother, Lewin Dennis Kinzer; his sister, Mary Melissa Cox;
and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for William were held May 26 at Laurel Hill Cemetery in
Archer. Arrangements were under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home.

GERALD WILLIAMS
Mr. Gerald Williams, 83, passed away on May 23 at his residence in Williston.
Having come from Syracuse, N.Y, he had lived in the Williston area since 1978.
Gerald was a truck driver for Continental Can Company and in his free time he enjoyed
playing the guitar.
Gerald is survived by his sons, Gerald Williams Jr. and Dennis Williams; his two
daughters, Colleen Johnson and Tina Williams; 13 grandchildren, and numerous
great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held May 28 at the Bronson Cemetery.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in
Williston.

TERRY RAY COLE
Terry Ray Cole, 46, passed away on May 24 after a tragic accident in Chiefland.
Terry was born on June 21, 1961 in Niles, Mich. to Raymond and Barbara Cole. He
was a part of the Cedar Key community for 11 years coming here from Homestead.
Terry worked for Mack McCain Construction for 11 years and he loved to fish.
Terry is survived by his father, Raymond Cole in Homestead and his mother,
Barbara Peterson in Tennessee; sons, Terry Ray Cole Jr. and Nicholas Cole, both of
Cedar Key; and sister, Nancy Graham of Edwardsburg, Mich.
A graveside service was held on May 30 at Cedar Key Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

BOB MACK
Bob Mack, 85, of Chiefland, passed away June 1 in Gainesville. Born in Brooklyn,
N.Y., he moved to Chiefland from Crystal River in 1987.
He was a member of the Family Bible Church, a member of the Disabled American
Veterans and served his country in the U.S. C0ast Guard. He was a car salesman.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mack of Chiefland; sons, Martin Mack of
Chiefland, Robert Mack of Polk City, Richard Mack and Dennis Mack, both of
Lawrenceville, Ga., Gary Mack of Huntsville, Ala. and John Mack of Chiefland; 14
grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.

ELIZABETH A. BEDDOW
Elizabeth A. Beddow, 87, passed away May 31 at the Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
She was born May 5, 1921 in Grundy, Va. to Ellis and Rowena Adkins. She and her
husband, George, moved around while he was in the Army. After that they settled in
Chiefland and were a part of a growing community that they enjoyed over the years.
Elizabeth was famous for her yeast rolls. She always brought them wherever
needed. Her greatest pleasure was reading in the Bible and visiting friends. She and
her husband came to Florida in 1947 and built the Chiefland Motor Court, which they
operated until 1988. They met many people and saw many changes in Chiefland.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents, Ellis and
Rowena Adkins; and a brother, "Bud" Adkins.
Elizabeth is survived by a son, Bill Beddow and wife Pat, of Chiefland; a
granddaughter, Missy (William) Hassell; three great-grandchildren, Amber, Tara and
Bryan; and a great-great- granddaughter, Ashlyn. She is also survived by a sister-in-
law, Jimmie Jean Adkins of Cross City; two nephews, Mike and Vic Adkins; and a
cousin Danny Clyde of Greenville, S.C.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland
with Pastor Dennis Webber officiating. Visitation was Monday fi'om 5-7 p.m. at the
funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Beddow's memory to Haven
Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland, Fla. 32626.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.


..- In Loving Memory of

,/ Steven Lee Stone
i April 26, 1968 -

June 07,2004


It's been four years without your laugh & smiling face,
by far the toughest years of my life. It still seems like a
bad dream. I take it one day at a time knowing life
will never be the same. They say everything happens
for a reason, only God knows the reason he took you.
But I'm sure you are a part of his plan. You left behind
a multitude of friends and family who loved you &
adored you. You brought so much happiness and joy
to so many, we miss you every hour of the day.I
thank you O' Lord for the 36 years that you let us
have Steven, They were the BEST. I pray that one day
we will all be joined together in Heaven
Love you always Kat,
Pops
In our hearts & always on our minds,
Pops, Momma & Dale


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CRIME


10 June 5, 2008


Levy County Journil'


Suspect


conceal
A 19-year-old Levy County
evidence tampering in connection
and a trailer from Alachua Co
Office.
Investigator Mark Garcia said
in the probe after the Alachua
leads, flew in a helicopter over
high tension power lines north o
Jared Dwayne Holder and tv
trailer and hid them below the
erase his fingerprints, according
and a fuel-soaked rag was place
Holder left the trailer in a w
The stolen 4-wheelers were rec
Sheriff's Office has filed char
County's only charges dealt wit


April Sheree Bell
DOB: Feb. 12, 1981
Williston
Fraud, Insufficient funds


Charles Andrew Howard
DOB: April 20, 1983
Chiefland
Writ of bodily attachment


Latasha Sherrese Tobin
DOB: Sept. 23, 1971
Williston
FTA, expired tag


Soldier makes fake 911 call
-A Fort Riley, ,Kan.'Arrny Seldier, has-been 'arrested'by the' Levy County Sheriff's
Office for falsely reporting he had been stabbed in the neck.
Alexander Leroy Shelton, 21, was charged with making a false report to law
enforcement, misusing the 911 emergency call system and resisting arrest without
violence, the sheriff's office said.
Investigators said Shelton called the 911 Center at 1:33 a.m. on May 27 from a
cellular phone claiming a black man had stabbed him in the neck, but would not give
his address. Two minutes later Shelton called back and stated in a low moaning and
gargling voice he had been stabbed in his home a second time by the same suspect.
The Geo-Com screen in the Communications Center indicated the call was coming
from.the area of the 6200 block ofN.W. 105th Court in Chiefland. Geo-Com is a
computerized screen that will give the location of a person that calls 911 from a
landline and will also show your location on newer cellular phones. -The caller was
using a prepaid boost phone. The Geo-Com would only give the vicinity of the call.
Eleven minutes after the call was made the first deputy arrived at 6291 N.W. 105th
Court and made contact with Shelton, who denied making any 911 calls and said
he was not in distress. However, the investigation revealed Shelton had called the
sheriff's office seven times claiming to be injured. The boost cellular phone used for
the calls was found on the roof of the residence, the sheriff's office said.


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VOP, Violation of
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Charlton Lando Carter
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Old Town
VOP, Uttering a forged
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Williston
Vehicle theft, flee elude
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"The order to lock down the school went out; but I don't think they had'time before-
we'had 'him ninde' awe'st T'Tiunnirtdtd id.0i iii -iiun t q& W ui', 10 ) o '
Some of the front office workers at Bronson High School appeared shaken after,
the incident. The school had practiced a lock in earlier, only to have the gun incident
happen soon after.
Reportedly, deputies converged on the boy and ordered him to put down the gun 63r
they would shoot. The boy obeyed the order. I
Tummond said he doesn't know what the deputies told the boy, but he said the
deputies didn't know what kind of rifle the boy was carrying, and with schools on both
sides of them, they weren't willing to take chances.
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that close to two schools," Tummond said. "The schools were filled with childrefi
They had no choice but to act quickly."


Police arrest Williston juveniles

Two juveniles from Williston nave been arrested by the Levy County Sheriff's,
Office for burglarizing Williston Middle School.
The suspects, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, entered the school on May 6
by using a knife to pry and open a window. They stole a computer, projector and other
computer related items valued at $1,105.
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used arson to Circuit judge sentences four
u sed a r 3so n to Circuit Judge Stand Morris sentenced the following individuals on May 21 in Levy
County felony court:
S* John Andrews Flynn 31, 3680 Daliah Drive, Green Acres, was sentenced to
veh icle th eft 15 months in state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft and uttering a forged
instrument. He was given 74 days credit for time served. Flynn must pay $3,225 in
man has been arrested on charges of arson and restitution. He was ordered to pay $22,520 for room and board at the jail. Sheriff
Dn with the theft of a truck, two all terrain vehicles Johnny Smith imposes the charge on inmates, saying he doesn't baby them.
county, according to the Levy County Sheriff's U Toni Coleman Gause, 52, 1014 N.W. 18th Ave., Chiefland, was sentenced ftp
one year and one day in state prison after pleading no contest to sale and possession
of a controlled substance. She was ordered to pay $18,300 for her stay at the county
the Levy County Sheriffs Office became ve jail. She was also sentenced to a year and a day in a separate drug case where she was
County Sheriff's Office, following investigative charged with possession and sale of cocaine. She also pleaded no contest to those
Levy County and spotted the stolen truck beneath charges.
)f Bronson. Timothy Deandre Neal, 22, 8730 N.E. 120th St. Bronson, was sentenced to,
wo co-defendants in the case took the truck and year and a day in state prison after pleading no contest to charges of sale and possession
power lines. Holder decided to bum the truck to of cocaine. He was given 153 days credit. He was ordered to pay $18,300 for his stay
g to Garcia. The truck cab was doused with fuel at the county jail.
-d in the gas tank and ignited. Arlene Lynn Garno, 46, 11951 N.E. 95th St., Bronson, was sentenced to two,
)oded area next to the power line for later resale. years in state prison with credit for 181 days served after she pleaded no contest to
The Aachua County burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and theft charges. She was ordered to pay $36,000t
covered in Alachua County. efor her stay in the county jail. She was also sentenced to two years in prison in a
ges against the other co-defendants,' but Levy second case for abuse and neglect of an elderly disabled adult and for dealing in stolen1
h Holder's effort to conceal the crime, property. The second sentence is concurrent with the first, meaning they will be served
as the same time.


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CRIME


June 5, 2008 11


Levy County arrests


Bronson man batters pregnant girlfriend


A Bronson man was arrested on May 25 for battering his pregnant live-in
girlfriend.
The sheriff's office said Martin Daniel Wood, 49, 11450 N.E. 50th St. Bronson,
was arrested on charges of domestic aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and
obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest without violence.
Wood had to be separated from his girlfriend when deputy Matthew King arrived
to investigate. Wood refused three times to leave the house. On the third refusal, King
arrested him for obstruction, the sheriff's office said.
The victim told King that Wood had thrown a picture frame and hit her on the right
side of the face. She had a red mark consistent with her claim. He also threw a beer
bottle at her. She blocked it to avoid being hit, the arrest report said.
His bond was set at $37,500.
Other sheriff's arrests:
Robert E. Hughes, 10370 N.E. 81st St., Bronson, at 1:15 p.m., May 29, on a
warrant for burglary and grand theft out of Polk County. Bond $12,500.
James Leroy Mitchem, 48, 10651 N.E. 104th St., Bronson, at 6 p.m., May 22,
for possession of a firearm by a felon and dealing in stolen property. Bond $100,000.
0 David Cedrick Flanders, 27, Chiefland, at 11:47 p.m., May 22, on charges of
possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine
with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church. Bond $115,000.
Ronnie Reshard McCray, 20, 4624 N.E. 141st St., Williston, at 2:50 p.m., May
29, on an Alachua County warrant for failure to appear carrying concealed weapon/
firearm. Bond $5,000.
Joseph Campanile, 27, 7051 S.E. 214th St., Morriston, at 10:45 a.m., May 28,
on a Levy County warrant for failure to appear larceny-petit theft first offense and
trespassing. No bond.
Jeanetta Ann Lissimore, 36, 3231 N.E. 212th Court, Williston, at 5:55 p.m.,
May 28, on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation driving with license
suspended or revoked and writ of bodily attachment for child support. No bond for the
violation of probation.
Henry Dale Jacquez, 31, 10440 Candy Lane, Dade City, at 1 p.m., May 28,
on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation no valid driver's license. No
Bond.
Michael N. Samples, 20, 5925 W. Green Acres St., Homosassa, at 1:15 p.m.,
May 28, on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation escape. No Bond.
Samson Carr, 24, 629 N.E. 2nd Ave., Trenton, at 11 a.m., May 27, on a warrant
for robbery by sudden snatching without firearm. Bond $75,000.
Casey Michael Buesing, 23, 7251 S.W. 132nd Terrace, Cedar Key, at 3 p.m.,
May 27, on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation grand theft. No
bond.
Tony L. Summers, 21, 6852 N.W. 170th St. Trenton, at 5:10 p.m., May 27, on
a warrant for violation of probation possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
No Bond.
Gary Hershel Small, 54, 177 Summer Wind Circle, Crawfordville, Fla., at
9-39 p.m., May 27, on four Leon County warrants for fraud using another person's
id-ntificatioQnwithout their consent, grand theft more than $300 but less than $5,000,
passing forged or altered instrument and forgery of altered pupbliq: record/feertificate.
Bond $2,500.
-,- LorneVankevelaar, 36, 14165 N.E. 51st Place, Williston, at 7 a.m., May 28, on
a Levy County warrant for violation of probation failing to register as sex offender.
Released on own recognizance.

Suspect tosses crack pipe,
It wasn't the smartest move ever made during a traffic stop.
The passenger of a car pulled over by city police on May 27 at S.E. 4th Ave and
Sputh Main Street threw a cocaine smoking.pipe out the window and hit a correctional
officer the leg, police say.
Spencer Gene Davis, 43, 402 S.W. 8th Court, Chiefland, said he threw the pipe
out the window to avoid being caught with it. But Davis didn't know deputy Mike
Wilkenson, who was riding along with city police Cpl. Jay Bolton, was walking up to
his window.
Davis said he used the pipe to "smoke crack cocaine. During a search of Davis, the
officers found less than one gram of marijuana in his front right pocket.
Davis was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of less than 20
giams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
U David Ceddrick Flanders, 27, was arrested on May 22 after city police spotted
a car backed into the woods on S.W. 1st Street and found cocaine and marijuana in his
vehicle. Flanders was a passenger. Cpl. Jay Bolton said he smelled the odor of burnt
marijuana as he approached the vehicle. He saw a small baggie on the front seat filled
with suspected marijuana. In a brown paper bag on the front seat he found a camo
cdlored glove, a digital scale with white residue on it, 3.4 grams of crack cocaine in
atick-tack container, 18.2 grams of power cocaine and 5.7 grams of marijuana. The
incident took place within 1,000 feet of a church. Flanders said the female driver
had no connection to the contents in the bag. Flanders was arrested on charges of
possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church, two counts;
trafficking in cocaine; possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession

Williston Police Department arrests
S* James Coe, Jr., 38, 21190 N.E. 40th Place, Williston, at 9:46 a.m., May 28, on
Charge of shoplifting theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Carlos Green, 24, 320 Cobb St., Bronson, at 1 p.m., May 26, on a charge of
driving with license suspended or revoked with intent and misdemeanor possession of
marijuana.
S* Nathanial Sosa, 20, 5800 S.W. 206th Ave., Williston, at 2:35 p.m., May 22, on
a charge of trespass after warning.
James B. Beckham, no age listed, 20276 The Granada, Dunnellon, at 2:35
pim., May 22, on a charge of trespass after warning.
James John Bailey, 33, Eastpoint, Fla., at 9:26 p.m., May 22, on a Bay County
warrant for obstructing court order.
Cory John Howe, 28, 12854 N.E. Alt. U.S. 27A, Williston, at 6:14 p.m., May
22. on a. charge of driving with a suspended license (knowledge).


U Sarah Elizabeth Cumbo, 22,13071 N.E. 75th Place, Bronson, at 7:16 p.m., May
26. on charges of refusing to sign summons and resisting arrest without violence.
: Drew Evan Smith, 19, 151 S.E. 141 Court, Williston, at 1:58 a.m., May 27, on
a charge of possession of suspected marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
S Jerrell L. Hopkins, 20, 21190 N.E. 37th Place, Williston, at 8:49 pm., May 25,
oh a charge of driving without a license.


*. Kristan Ashley Richardson, 21, 325 S.W. 10th Circle, Chiefland, at 9:15 p.m.,
May 27, on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation petit theft. Bond set at
$42.75.
Juan P. Perez, 24, Williston, at 9:25 p.m., May 19, on a charge of driving
without a license. Bond $1,000.
Jennifer Mae Mason, 20, 3606 56th St. West, Lehigh Acres, at 3 p.m., May 23,
on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation grand theft motor vehicle and
grand theft more than $300 but less than $5,000. No bond.
Joshua J. Humphrey, 22, Middlebury, Fla., at 1:15 p.m., May 23, on a Levy
County warrant for violation of probation attaching tag. No bond.
William E. Bruce, Jr., 46,13350 S.E. 25th St., Morriston, at 8:40 p.m., May 23,
on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation driving with license suspended
or revoked. Hold without bond.
Tina Marie Veith, 38, 10191 N.E. 74th Place, Bronson, at 1:59 a.m., May 24,
on a charge of driving under the influence. $2,000 bond.
Kelly Michelle Colson, 24,1055 S.E. Highway 317, Old Town, at 10 a.m., May
24, on a Levy County warrant for failure to appear for case management passing
forged or altered instrument, two counts; failure to appear larceny petty petit theft
first offense.. Bond $120,000; Colson was also arrested on warrant for failure to
appear for case management fraud, swindle -obtain property under $20,000. Bond
$25,000.
Joel R. Miles, 31, 2853 N.E. 7th St., Ocala, at 6:35 p.m., May 22 on two
Marion County warrants for failure to appear retail theft.
Cody T. Burkett, 34, 713 S.E. 3rd St., Williston, at 2 p.m., May 22 on a Levy
County warrant for violation of probation reinstatement worthless check. Released
on own recognizance.
Janet Vickers, 41, 6551 N.W. 72nd Lane, Chiefland, at 10:40 a.m., May 22, on
a charge of possession of cocaine. Released on own recognizance.
John Earl Langley, Jr., 30, S.E. Daisy St., Inglis, at 6:52 p.m., May 22, on a
Putnam County warrant for possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Crosby L. Parker, 50, 485 West Thrasher, Bronson, at 6:46 p.m., May 29, on a
charge of domestic aggravated battery. Released on own recognizance.
Eugene T. Days, 40, 8350 NE 166th Ave., Williston, at 9:43 p.m., May 27 on
a charge of felony domestic battery. Bond $25,000.
Nancy 0. Ellis, 54, 11910 N.E. 101st Terrace, Archer, at 6:24 p.m., May 26,
on a charge of domestic aggravated assault. Bond $7,500.
Bruce Richie, 45, 18151 N.E. U.S. 27A, Williston, at 6:46 p.m., May 26, on a
charge of domestic battery. Bond $5,000.
Sean Stacy Abbott, 40, 5750 N.E. 112th Terrace, Bronson, at 6:47 p.m., May
24, on a charge of domestic battery. Bond $2,500.
Geri Lynne Brocious, 41, 5750 N.E. 112th Terrace, Bronson, at 6:47 p.m.,
May 24, on a charge of domestic battery. Bond $2,500.
Jacquelyn D. Bruce, 44, 18775 County Road 335, Williston, at 7:54 p.m., May
24, on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. Bond $5,000.
Stephen Otto Salzwedel, 27, 13981 N.E. 70th Terrace, Newberry, at 10:10
p.m., May 24, on a charge of battery. Bond $2,000.
P. Lucas Erwin N)ordan, 19,,11290 NE- 100th, Terrace, Bronson,at.t7:05 pm.,
May 22, on a charge of grand theft (motor vehicle). Bond $15,000.
A 17-year-old Williston boy was arrested on May 28 on a juvenile pickup
order for burglary and grand theft. He is being held without bond.


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of drug paraphernalia. Sheriff's deputies Clint Anderson and Mike Wilkenson and
officer Alton Home were listed as witnesses.
Other city arrests:
Vernon Henry Davis, 44, 11590 N.W. 68th Terrace, Chiefland, at 11 p.m., May
27, on charges of driving with license suspended or revoked and driving unregistered
vehicle.
Jay Sykes, 26, Miami, at 9:46 p.m., May 26, on charges of resisting arrest with
violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Kevonte Lenard McDonald, 18, 1050 S.W. 1st Drive #403, Chiefland, at 2:55
p.m., May 17, on a charge of battery.
Jonni Hill, 43, 9951 N.W. 64th Terrace, Chiefland, at 1:10 a.m. on a charge of
violation of probation.
William Watson, 31, 500 West ParkAve., Chiefland, at 12:15 a.m., May 17, on
a charge of violation of probation.
John Christopher Scruggs, 61, address Helping Hands Ministries, Fanning
Springs, at 8 p.m., May 15, on Levy County warrant for battery on a law enforcement
officer.
Walter Burns, 37, 619 N.W. 7th Ave., Gainesville, at 9:25 p.m., May 19, on
charges of battery, trespass of occupied structure or conveyance, breach of peace.
Danielle Landrum, 18, 1050 S.W. 1st Drive, No. 102, Chiefland, on a charge
of grand theft $300 or more.
Frank Marvin Moody, 43, Cross City, at 6 a.m., May 19, on a charge of failure
to appear.


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By Terry Witt and Kellie Parkin
Staff Writer, Correspondent
Each of Levy County's high schools handled graduation in a different way last weekend,
but the end result was pre-ordained.
Bright young seniors received scholarships and diplomas as they officially entered the
next phase of their lives as adults.
Chiefland High School graduates walked away with more than $448,000 in scholarships
Friday night at commencement exercises at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium and C.
Doyle McCall Field.
"This was a real academically competitive group," said Principal Pamela Asbell.
Local scholarships totaled $34,650. The Levy County Schools Foundation provided
$22,250 in scholarships. University and out of state scholarships amounted to $29,500.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, funded by the Florida Lottery, totaled $361,850.
Nine seniors received the Academic Bright Futures, each worth $13,200, while 31 seniors
received the Medallion Bright Futures, each worth $7,750. One student got the Bright
Futures Gold Seal worth $2,800.
Amber Tindale was the first Levy County graduate to receive the Florida Ready to


Work credential. Carol Jones, the career and technical education coordinator for the school
board, said the state funded program that measures job skills and work habits. She, was
enrolled in the program by Cooperative Diversified Education instructor Eli Beasley.
. The CHS class of 2008 was serious in the classroom but didn't mind having a little
fun as they waited for their diplomas. Exuberant seniors bounced two or three colorful
beach balls between them as sober-faced- faculty members watched from their seats on
one side. '
Eventually the high winds that attacked the golden tassels on the hats of seniors made
the beach ball tossing nearly impossible. One errant ball rolled over to the faculty seats
and remained in lockdown for the remainder of the ceremony.
Valedictorian James Guerry said he approved of the beach balls. The Salutatorian was
Cassandra Nelson.
Seniors finished the graduation ceremony with the traditional tossing of hats in the air
as a capacity crowd of well wishers watched from the stands.
Early the next morning, family and friends crowded into the Cedar Key Gymnasium
to watch 16 seniors receive their diplomas, along with a barrage of scholarships. Cedar
Key High School Principal Sue Ice commended the group for their fine work, and then
presented a slide show presentation that left many in the audience on the verge of tears:


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looLater, when the graduates entered the crowd to embrace family members, those Accepted into the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida, Southard will be
?,emotions peaked. the only BHS graduate to attend UF at this time. She is also running for Florida FFA state
Salutatorian Jaclyn Stefani summed up the presentation nicely, office. "I'll still be a student at UF, but my admission would be postponed for a year," she
k, ',This is our day," she said to her classmates. said of her potential term in office.
lhihAs if to prove her right, a bevy of local officials came to the podium to hand out Southard joined 15 other students Jessica F. Blankenship, Rachel L. Bonesteel,
scholarships. Stefani took her share, as did Bryan Villeda and Addie Long. Ryan Lumley, Thomas Conquest, Benjamin Giddens, Jessica L. Hopp, Christina L. Johnston, Veronica
Richie Rain, Matt Reichert and Thomas Sakelson. S. Monroy, Angela Massa, Jeremy Mays, Brittney McLaughlin, Nadia Rivera, Jessica
o rYLater that evening, Bronson High School celebrated its 2008 graduation. Rodriques, Janarelys Rosario Roldan, Chelsea S. Thomas, and Darren Weems as students
, 'Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life," Principal Valerie Boughanam told receiving scholarships.
'the graduates. "Let your Eagle Pride guide you in life." Williston High School officials, family members students and friends ventured into
3Boughanam counseled the graduates to remember th6 principles of Eagle Pride: Gainesville Monday evening for their graduation, held at the University of Florida's
Encourage, Achieve, Goal set, Leadership, Excellence, and Preparedness, Respect, Center for Performing Arts.
AIntegrity, Determinaiion, Esteem. "Be proud of yourself," she said. Valedictorian Hannah Swanson challenged her classmates to be "the best you can be,"
A special moment of applause during the ceremony acknowledged the one BHS while Salutatorian Hillary Coram read a poem to the crowd on leadership. By the time
,graduate that was missing. Paul Shaver was unable to attend his graduation because he is Devin Timmons had received his diploma from Principal Mike DeLucas, 117 students
alreadyy serving in the military, having left shortly after completing his classes, had become the newest graduates of Williston High School. Many of those students were
Fi'.Ini her speech, Valedictorian Jessica Lauren Southard spoke of her friendship with off to a blazing start on life already a total of 261 college credits had already been
Salutatorian Angela Massa. "She's been by my side every step of the way," she said. awarded to Williston graduates.


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New College Facility


Representatives from Saint Leo University cut the ribbon on a new facility in Trenton, adjacent to the Gilchrist County School Board. Officials there say the
new location will carry many of the programs currently offered at the school's other state locations, including Ocala, Gainesville and Lake City. In addition,
Saint Leo officials are looking for someone to actually run the facility, beginning July 1. Interested individuals should call (352) 463-8541.


Springhouse quilters celebrated Mother's Day with a Tea Party during their May
regular monthly business meeting. All regular business was put aside and the time
together was spent visiting, fellowshipping, sharing quilting projects and enjoying tea
and finger goodies.
The hats the ladies wore were really cute and so reminiscent of times past when
ladies did wear hats. The hats brought back memories of times when a hat was part
of the Sunday dress. The ladies looked wonderful in their hats. Some were handmade
and all were decorated beautifully. The time spent together was fun and enjoyed by
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Elaine Faison has completed the plans for the 4-H summer sewing program which
is held jointly with Springhouse Quilters and the County Extension Service. The first
week of camp will begin June 16. This will be the beginner group and these young
people will get to experience the joy of leaning to sew and control a sewing machine.
At the end of the camp, the youth will have several completed projects to share wit
their family and friends.
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Most Improved Player Daniel Galpin


Fireman Pitcher Award winner Jeremy Hayes


Defensive Player of the Year, Korey Hanchar


CHS Banquet honors

2008 baseball team


Most Valuable Player Ory Pitts Photos by Steve Jarboe


Ms.Shirley Goins is presented an award for all the work she has
performed for Coach Parnell.


Coaches Award Matt Williams


Offensive Player of the Year Brent Slaughter
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Levy County Journal's All-County Teams


By Rick Burnham and Steve Jarboe
Journal Editorial Staff

They form a diverse group, these first annual Levy County Journal All-County
Teams 30 young men and women with interests and goals as broad and challenging
as you will find for high school students anywhere.
Separately, they want to study business and medicine, agriculture and marine
biology, and listen to country and hip hop, '80s rock ahd something called "brand
new."
Together, they hit the field with a vengeance, and represented their schools, their
towns, and Levy County with class and style, grace and dignity in 2008.
The.All-County Baseball Team begins with a couple of tall and talented hurlers,
pitchers that nobody really wanted to face, and that few found a way to beat. Chiefland
High School's Ory Pitts and Williston High School's Danny Etheridge were forces
both on and off the diamond.
"Ory was a four year starter for us," said Chiefland Head Coach Kyle Parnell. "He
is a very talented athlete and his opportunities at the next level are unlimited. He has
good size and strength and he is a leader both on and off the baseball field."
Pitts led the Indians to the top seed in the District 7-3A playoffs, and a top 10 state
ranking for most of the year. Etheridge, meanwhile, helped take the Red Devils far
into the playoffs, including a district championship win over PK Yonge. Etheridge
teamed with fellow right-hander Trip Fugate (who listens to brand new music), another
member of the inaugural All-County team, to form a one-two punch few opponents
had answers for.
Chris Morrow had the responsibility for catching Etheridge and Fugate, and joins
left fielder Carl Gilley and utility players Brandon Scott and Charlie Hilton on the
2008 squad.
In addition to Pitts, Chiefland High School landed six other players on the team,
including talented junior right handed pitcher Jeremy Hayes, who finished with a
5-0 record for the Indians. Other CHS players on the team include infielders Kyle
Pendarvis and Brent Slaughter, outfielders Clinton Wasson and Daniel Galpin, and
utility player Dane Cothran, who terrorized opposing defenses as the Indians' leadoff
hitter.
Talented sophomore shortstop Kelby Barber joins first baseman Steve Wimberly as
representatives from Bronson High School on this year's All-County Baseball Team.


A pair of college bound players from Williston headline the 2008 All-County
Softball Team.
Red Devil Head' Coach Robert Patterson said having both Margaret Brown and
Heather Porter on the team made his job. a little easier.
"1 try not to think about these two great players being seniors," he said following
the team's final regular-season appearance this year.
Joining Brown and Porter from the 2008 Williston team is catcher Dayna Hunn,
along with talented freshman shortstop Crissy Rawls, right fielder Alneidra Graham,
pitchers Tori Stamper and Laurrin Howard, and utility player Kene' Mincey.
Chiefland pitcher Brittany Davis, a junior, will be back to lead Wayne Weatherford's
2009 team. This year, she very nearly beat P.K Yonge in the first round of the playoffs,
and leads seven Lady Indian players on the All-County Softball Team.


First baseman Sara Schouse was the
Eagles on this year's team.

All Levy County Baseball Team
Position Players
Catcher Chris Morrow, Williston
First base Steve Wimberly, Bronson
Second base Kyle Pendarvis, Chiefland
Shortstop Kelby Barber, Bronson
Third base Brent Slaughter, Chiefland
Left field Carl Gilley, Williston
Center field Clinton Wasson, Chiefland
Right field Daniel Galpin, Chiefland
Pitchers
Ory Pitts, Chiefland
Danny Etheridge. Williston
Jermey I layes. Chiefland
Designated Hitter
Trip Fugate, Williston
Utility
Brandon Scott, Williston
Dane Cothron, Chiefland
Jessie Waybright, Bronson
Charlie Hilton., Williston


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All Levy County Softball Team
Position Players
Catcher Dayna Hunn, Williston
First base Sara Schouse, Bronson
Second base Simone Cannady, Williston
Short Stop Crissy Rawls, Williston
Thidr base Cassie Labat, Chiefland
Left field Lindsey Salvery, Chiefland
Center field Margaret Brown, Williston
Right field Alneidra Graham, Williston
Pitchers
Brittany Davis, Chiefland
Tori Stamper, Williston
Laurrin Howard, Williston
Designated Hitter
Heather Porter, Williston
Utility F
Amy Biel, Chiefland
Rebecca Williams, Chiefland
Kene' Mincey, Williston


L Several months ago, I wrote an article concerning the
high cost of college, and how it affected the cost of athletic
scholarships and the costs that were not covered for the
athletes. I think I asked the question, "Should athletes on
scholarships receive a weekly paycheck in addition to their
Steve Jarboe free room, free board, free tuition, and free books?"
Sports Editor There were several responses in "Letters to the Editor" and
they were positive in nature, saying "Yes the athletes should
receive compensation."
Let me tell you what the college and university presidents don't want to hear.
Recently, the presidents of many colleges and universities have been faced with
having to cut, for various reasons, millions of dollars from their budgets for the
coming school year.
Now, let's face it, colleges and universities are, for the most part, run like most
businesses. Yet, any business that is faced with having to make cutbacks and tighten
their belt would first and foremost stop the give-away programs and donations.
They would do this before laying off workers and cutting benefits.
This is a logical way to make the cuts to trim your budget and operating costs to
remain in business. So, why are the athletic scholarships and athletic programs left
untouched when the cuts are made at most of these colleges and universities?
Let's be real. Athletic scholarships are give-away items for any college or
university with a twist a very big twist.
It is a fact that the playing days are over for more than 80 percent of these athletes
when they leave the college or university. Many are unprepared to enter the real
world of employment due to their dedication to their sport while in school.
The revenue, (big bucks) that these gifted and talented athletes bring in to the
colleges and universities is inl some cases mind-boggling.
All athletic scholarships should be called "GUY" scholarships. "Gonna Use
You."
Why do you not see cuts in the area of athletic scholarships, or real cuts in the
athletic departments, at the colleges and universities that are faced with making
cutbacks?
It is very simple. You don't mess with the money makers, the items that bring in
the really big bucks to the college or university..
When you are in high school, and you are a prospective athlete and you choose to
participate on your school's sports team, your participation consists of after-school
practices and a game or two a week. Your season usually lasts 10-14 weeks.


If you are one of the sought-after and recruited athletes who receives an
athletic scholarship, your sport then becomes a 24/7 job. You also have to work
your academics and attend classes in there somewhere among your practices and
games'.
In performing your job to keep your scholarship, you are now one of the biggest
money-making employees for your college or university, working for free. After allk
you don't have time to get another job, even a part-time job, because your sports
schedule comes first when you are not in class or doing your homework for class.
If you want to keep your scholarship and be the best you can be, you have to be at
the practices, and continue to work out to keep up with other team members in the
offseason.
I certainly don't think you see the professors, office staff, or any other employees of
a college or university go unpaid for doing their job for the college or university.
I have often wondered what the response would be if all the scholarship athletes
decided to sit out and did not play the scheduled games for all the colleges and
universities for just one month. My guess is the loss in revenue to the colleges and,
universities would be millions of dollars.
Athletics has become big business for all colleges and universities across the
country. The resulting revenue also helps to keep overall tuition costs down for
other students as well.
These athletes should certainly receive a weekly paycheck as a revenue producing
employee to the college or university. Each athlete on scholarship helps to bring in
a lot more revenue to the college or university than the college or university spends
or invests in their scholarship.
It is always the case that when a team is successful and wins a championship, the
coach is the one who gets millions of dollars added to his or her salary. The athletes
get zero. Then the coach usually moves on to another college or university for even
more millions, all from the hard work of the student athletes, who performed their
job on the team and worked hard but who still receive zero compensation.
There are those who say the free education, room, board and books included in
the scholarship should be compensation enough. But not me.
I say it is time for the colleges and universities to PAY UP. Pay these recruited
employees who fill your college and university pocketbooks year after year. These
kids had to work hard to get there and they have to work hard to stay there. Stop
using them as money-making pawns.

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Red Devil running back Travis Evans breaks lose for an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of his team's game against Keystone Heights.


Williston tops Keystone

Story and photo by Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor

It was four weeks ago that the Williston Red Devil baseball team met the Keystone
Heights Indians in the Regional Semi Finals, a game that was won by Keystone 12-
4l.
This meeting however was on the gridiron and the Williston Red Devils held the
Indians Football team to less points than the baseball team was able to put on the
board.
It was clear early on that this was going to be a game decided by which team would
execute better on offense, and which team's defense was farther along after a few
weeks of hot grueling practices.
Williston won the coin toss and went on offense with the ball spotted at their 25-
yard line. The Red Devils broke the huddle and jumped off sides on their first snap.
With the ball now on their own 20-yard line, Travis Evans took the pitch out and
turned up the middle of the field and out ran the Indians secondary for an 80-yard
touchdown. The kick was good and the Red Devils took a 7-0 lead in just 20 seconds
of play. ,
The Indians took the ball at their own 25-yard line for their first possession of the
game.
The Indians held the ball for nine minutes as they put on a sustained drive, with
short runs and several passes, down to the Red Devils 11-yard line.
After a time out, Marcell Robinson snagged a floating pass from quarterback RJ
Morton for a touchdown. The kick after was wide right and the Red Devils held a 7-6
lead.
The teams traded possessions on several series of downs as the Red Devils went
three and out on two straight possessions.
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The Indians again moved the ball to the Red Devil six-yard line, before a holding
penalty pushed them back. They settled for a 19 yard field goal try that was right down
the middle as the first half came to a close with the Indians leading 9-7.
Keystone took possession on their 25-yard line to start the second half. On their
second play of the half, Williston's Tony James intercepted a pass and the Red Devils
took over on their own 40-yard line. Three plays later, Deonte Welch broke several
tackles and raced in for a 50-yard touchdown. The touchdown was called back by a
late holding penalty call.
From their own 40-yard line, Red Devil running backs Evans and Welch began to
pick up large chunks of yardage with each carry. Evans then bounced in for the final
11 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. The kick was good and the Red Devils now led'
14-9 as the third quarter ended.
The Indians once again put on several drives but each ended with the Red Devil
defense stepping up. The defense recovered a fumble at the Indians 35 yard line to
stop the first drive of the fourth quarter. The Indians were driving again when Red
Devil Desmond Holmes picked off another Indian pass for the interception just before
the game ended.
Red Dlevil Coach amle l er sa s team played a so-so game. He1 f&ie told his
players, "Don't accept this win, but don't reject this win, You just played a very good
football team that is well coached, and yes we will play better teams next fall. We
have to get better as a team. We let this team control the ball and move right down for
a score, taking nearly nine minutes off the clock. That is unacceptable, Then we went
three and out on two back to back offensive possessions, that is unacceptable."
As Baker continued he told his team he was proud of them, and they were a great
group to be around and to coach. Baker also said to his players, "everything that I
observed that was wrong in this game is fixable."


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Bronson grad to join Mqvs

By Steve Jarboe
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Since graduating from Bronson High School in
2002, Mike Weinar has worked under the leadership
of University of Florida Head Coach Billy Donavan
for the past six years.
On May 15, Mike was hired by the Dallas
Mavericks of the National Basketball Association
as team travel coordinator and special assistant' to
Head Coach Rick Carlis.
Weinar said he is ready to "hit the ground running
and is looking forward to working under Coach
Rick Carlis."
Weinar added that the respect the NBA has for
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Every hunter knows you have the best chance of
[ .- 6 catching a monster buck off-guard during the first part
of hunting season. That's why many of us enjoy hunting
-, the archery and muzzleloading gun seasons and, why
we can't miss opening weekend of the general gun
season.
If you plan to hunt on public land next season, you
By Tony Woods should know many of Florida's wildlife management
Florida Fish and Wildlife areas (WMAs) require a quota permit to hunt during
Conservation Commission archery, muzzleloading gun and.the first nine days of

general gun season.
There are several types of quota permits and most are issued by random drawing.
No costs are involved with quota permits, but hunters may apply only once for each
type of permit during the first phase of the application period.
The application period for archery/muzzleloading gun and general gun quota hunt
permits runs through June 12, so you better get on the stick. There also are quota
permits available for hunts involving airboats, track vehicles, quail, youths, families
and mobility-impaired. The application period for these hunts is June 25 to July 9.
You may apply as early as 10 a.m. on the first day of the application period and have
until midnight on the last day.
Two of these quota permits are unique to the state's South Region. An airboat
quota permit is required for anyone wishing to hunt out of an airboat on Everglades
and Francis S. Taylor WMA in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But, if you'd
rather hunt off a track vehicle there, or on Rotenberger or Holey Land WMAs in Palm
Beach County, you'll need a track vehicle quota permit.
In the western Panhandle, hunters wanting to quail hunt at the field trial area of
Santa Rosa County's Blackwater WMA must have a quail quota permit.
The FWC offers youth hunts for deer at Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and
Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children ages 8-15, and you want them


to have the chance of experiencing one of these great hunts, apply for a youth hunt
quota permit. During these hunts, only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their:
adult supervisors are the only people allowed on the area.
This coming season, there will be family hunts on 15 different WMAs! Those"
areas are: Matanzas, Andrews, Devil's Hammock, Dinner Island Ranch, Lafayette:
Creek, Allapattah Flats, Perdido River, Cary, Okaloacoochee Slough, Blackwater, and,
the newly established areas of Belmore, Four Creeks, Hatchet Creek, Thomas Creek'
Kings Road Unit and Hilochee Osprey Unit.
You must have a family hunt quota permit to hunt these areas during specific timeI
periods. Should you get drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths.
hunting.
Disabled hunters, certified mobility-impaired, can apply for mobility-impaired
quota permits. These permits allow exclusive access to general-gun hunt on eight of
the state's better public hunting areas.
If any of this is starting to sound exciting to you, you'll want to get ahold ofthe correct-
quota permit worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities.,
All quota permit worksheets are at MyFWC.com/hunting under "Quota." General guns
and archery/muzzleloading gun quota worksheets also are available at tax collectors'
offices and license agents. Worksheets for other quota permits are obtainable at FWC
regional offices.
Once you've completed the worksheet, you may submit it to any license agent.,
or tax collector's office. If you have a valid Florida driver license, you also can go:
through the Internet at MyFWC.com/hunting.
The random drawings to decide who gets general gun and archery/muzzleloading'
gun quota hunt permits take place in late June. In early July,.you'll receive, by mail, a
quota permit if you were selected. You should know by late August if you've drawn.,
one of the other quota permits. Also, the results are posted after each drawing at,
MyFWC.com/hunting under "Limited Entry Hunts."


Date High/ Tide Height/ Sunrise/
Low Times Feet Sunset


Cedar Key
Thu 5 High 4:34 AM
5 Low 9:23 AM
5 High 3:02 PM
5 Low 10:38 PM
Fri 6 High 5:21 AM
6 Low 10:11 AM
6 High 3:53 PM
6 Low 11:25 PM
Sat 7 High 6:05 AM
7 Low 11:02 AM
7 High 4:46 PM
Sun 8 Low 12:11 AM
8 High 6:48 AM
8 'Low 11:59 AM
8 High 5:45 PM
Mon 9 Low 12:57 AM
9 High 7:29 AM
9 Low 1:02 PM
9 High 6:51 PM
Tues 10 Low 1:43 AM
1id High 8:12 AM
10 Low 2:14 PM
10 High 8:10 PM
Wed 11 Low 2:31 AM
11 High 8:55 AM
11 Low 3:31 PM
11 High 9:36 PM
Suwannee River Entrance
Thu 5 High 4:40 AM
5 Low 9:41 AM
5 High 3:08 PM
5 Low 10:56 PM
Fri 6 High 5:27 AM
6 Low 10:29 AM
6 High 3:59 PM
6 Low 11:43 PM
Sat 7 High 6:11 AM
7 Low 11:20 AM
7 High 4:52 PM
Sun 8 Low 12:29 AM
8 High 6:54 AM
8 Low 12:17 PM


3.2
1.9
4.6
-0.8
3.1
1.8
4.5
-0.5
3.1
1.8
4.2
-0.1
3.1
1.7
3.8
0.3
3.1
1.6
3.4
0.7
3.2
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3.1
1.1
3.4
1.2
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2.8
1.8
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1.7
4
-0.5
2.7
1.7
3.7
-0.1
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1.6


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Time


6:33 AM Rise 8:13 AM
8:29 PM Set 10:53 PM


6:33 AM Rise 9:25 AM
8:29 PM Set 11:41 PM


6:32 AM
8:30 PM

6:32 AM
8:30 PM


Rise 10:34 AM


Set 12:22 AM
Rise 11:39 AM


6:32 AM Set 12:56 AM
8:31 PM Rise 12:40 PM


6:32 AM Set 1:27 AM
8:31 PM Rise 1:38 PM


6:32 AM
8:31 PM


Set
Rise


1:55 AM
2:33 PM


6:33 AM Rise 8:13 AM
8:30 PM Set 10:54 PM


6:33 AM Rise 9:25 AM
8:30 PM Set 11:42 PM


6:33 AM
8:31 PM


Rise 10:34 AM


6:33 AM Set 12:22 AM
8:31 PM Rise 11:40 AM


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Date High/ Tide
Low Times


1 8 High 5:51 PM
Mon 9 Low 1:15 AM
9 High 7:35 AM
9 Low 1:20 PM
6 9 High 6:57 PM'
Tues 10 Low 2:01 AM
10 High 8:18 AM
10 Low 2:32 PM
13 10 High 8:16 PM
Wed '11 Low 2,:49 AM
11 High 9:01 AM
22 11 Low 3:49 PM
11 High 9:42 PM
Withlacoochee River Entrance
Thu 5 High 4:41 AM
32 5 Low 10:18 AM
5 High 3:09 PM
5 Low 11:33 PM
Fri 6 High 5:28 AM
42 6 Low 11:06,AM
6 High 4:00 PM
Sat 7 Low 12:20 AM
7 High 6:12 AM
53 7 Low 11:57 AM,
.7 High 4:53 PM
Sun 8 Low 1:06 AM
8 High 6:55 AM
8 Low 12:54 PM
1 8 High 5:52 PM
Mon 9 Low 1:52 AM
9 High 7:36 AM
9 Low 1:57 PM
6 9 High 6:58 PM
Tues 10 Low 2:38 AM
10 High 8:19 AM
10 Low 3:09 PM
13 10 High 8:17 PM
Wed 11 Low 3:26 AM
11 High 9:02 AM
22 11 Low 4:26 PM
11 High 9:43 PM


Height/
Feet

3.3
0.3
2.7
1.5
3
0.7
2.8
1.3
2:7
1
3
1.1
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1.8
4.2
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2.8
1.7
4.1
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2.8
1.7
3.8
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2.8
1.6
3.5
0.3
2.8
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2.9
1.3
2.8
1
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6:33 AM Set 12:57 AM
8:31 PM Rise 12:41 PM


6:33 AM Set 1:27 AM
8:32 PM Rise 1:38 PM


6:33 AM Set 1:56 AM
8:32 PM Rise 2:34 PM


6;32 AM
8:27 PM


Rise 8:13 AM.
Set 10:51 PM,


6:32 AM Rise 9:24 AM
8:28 PM Set 11:40 PM


6:32 AM
8:28 PM


Rise 10:33 AM


6:32 AM Set 12:20 AM
8;29 PM Rise 11:38 AM


6:32 AM Set 12:55 AM
8:29 PM Rise 12:39 PM


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o0 Legal Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH
JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 38-2008-CA-243
WILLIAM A. GILREATH,
REVOCABLE TRUST DATED
8/30/02,
Plaintiff,
vs.

ANTONIO LEE HALL and TIM-
BERLEY ELLEN HASKELL, if
married, if alive, and if dead, their
respective unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, or other parties claiming by,.
through, under or against them
individually,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANTONIO LEE HALL
P. 0. BOX 951
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32631

9970 NE 69th PLACE
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quiet Title as to the fol-
lowing described lands:
Lot 1, Block 4, Levy Sales
Corporation Subdivision, an
unrecorded subdivision in
Levy County, Florida together
with a 1986 TITA mobile home
bearing ID# 5369543490 A/B

TAX PARCEL #: 14230-000-
00

filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on RON-
ALD W. STEVENS, Petitioner's.
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, FL
32621, on or before June 19,
2008, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on May 15,
2008
(Court Seal)
Clerk of Court
By: Laquanda Latson


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Persons with disabilities re-
questing reasonable accom-
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proceeding should contact (352)
374-3639 (Voice and TDD) or
via Florida Relay Service at
(800) 955-8771.
Pub.: May 22, 29, June 5,12,2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008 CP 000099
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT T. NELSON
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ALBERT T. NELSON,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 24, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-%
ty, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is PO Box 610,
Bronson, Florida 32621. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney 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
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.


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Legal Notices

The date of first publication of
this notice is May 29, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Albert Phillips Nelson
13600 SW 106th Street
Dunnellon, Florida 34432
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John S. Clardy III
Florida Bar No.. 123129
Crider Clardy Law Firm PA
PO Box 2410
Crystal River, FL 34423-2410
Telephone: (352) 795-2946
Pub.: May 29, June 5, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2007-CA-000890
PERKINS STATE BANK,
Plaintiff.
vs.
ALLEN E. MILLER,
Defendant.

CLERK'S AMENDED NOTICE
OF SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated May 1, 2008, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Levy County Court-
house, Court Street, Bronson,
Florida 32621 at 11:00 a.m. on
June 23, 2008, the following de-
scribed property:

Lot 3, 5-OAK ACRES SEC-
TION 2, an unrecorded subdi-
vision in Section 28, Township
11 South, Range 17 East, Levy
County, Florida, more particu-
larly described as follows:

For a point of reference, com-
mence at the Southwest cor-
ner of Section 28, Township 11
South, Range 17 East; thence
run N. 0032'13" E., along the
West line of said Section 28, a
distance of 770.04 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence con-
tinue N. 00"32'13" E., 355.00
feet; thence N. 88"20'59" E.,
parallel with the South line of
Section 28, a distance of 632.11
feet to the Westerly right of way
line of a 60 foot street (known
as Acorn Avenue); thence S.
00029'08" W., along said right
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S. 8820'59" W., 632.43 feet
to close on the Point of Begin-
ning.
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: June 2nd, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
(Court Seal) Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I CERTIFY that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing Notice
of Sale under P.S. Chapter 45
has been furnished by United
States Mail on June 2nd, 2008,
to each of the following: Allen E.
Miller, C/O Ray E. Thomas, Jr.,
Post Office Box 39. Bell, Florida
32619, and Norm D. Fugate,
Post Office Box 98, Williston,
Florida, 32696.
Gwen McElroy
Court Clerk
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2007-CA-001305

PERKTNS STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SCOTT A. OSTEEN, PARKER
COMPOUND BOWS. INC. AND
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE,
Defendants.

CLERK'S AMENDED NOTICE
OF SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in ac-
cordance with the Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 1, 2008, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
Levy County Courthouse, Bron-
son, Florida 32621 at 11:00 a.m.
on June 23, 2008, the following
described property:

Lots 7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15and
16, Block 35, of the Original
Plat of the Original Subdivision
of the Town of Chiefland, as per


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seal of this Court on May 28,
2008.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the


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plat thereof filed in the Office of
the Clerk of Court, Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the Northwest
corner of Block 35 of the origi-
nal plat of the Town of Chief-
land as filed in Plat Book 1,
Pages 33 and 33A of the Public
Records of Levy County, Flor-
ida; thence run South, along
the West line of said Block 35,
a distance of 180 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence con-
tinue South along said West
line of said Block 35, a distance
of 270 feet to the Southwest
corner of Block 35; thence run
East to the Southeast corner
of said Block 35; thence run
North, along the East line of
said Block 35, a distance of
210 feet; thence run West a
distance of approximately 77
feet to the Southwest corner of
lot designated Lot 8, Block 35
on the Levy County Property
Appraiser's Map of Section 36,
Township 11 South, Range 14
East; thence run North 60 feet;
thence run West a distance of
approximately 77 feet back to
the Point of Beginning. All lying
and being in Section 36, Town-
ship 11 South, Range 14 East,
Levy County, Florida.

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: Jun 2nd, 2008
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
(Court Seal) Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I CERTIFY that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing Notice
of Sale under F.S. Chapter 45
has been furnished by United
StatesMWqit oraubhe 2,tc2.08; to,1
each of the following: Scott A.
Osteen, 16671 NW 31st Street,
Chiefland, Florida 32626; Park-
er Compound Bows, Inc., Post
Office Box 105, Mint Spring, Vir-
ginia 24463; Florida Department
of Revenue, 5050 West Tennes-
see Street, Tallahassee, Florida
32399 and Norm D. Fugate,
Post Office Box 98, Williston,
Florida 32696.
Gwen McElroy /s/
Court Clerk
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1141
DIV.
TRI-COUNTY BANK d/b/a
AMERIS,
Plaintiff,
vs.

LAURA E. WHITTALL AS
TRUSTEE, et al.,
Defendant(s).

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered herein, I will sell to the.
highest and best bidder for cash
in the BOCC meeting room in
the Levy County Courthouse at
355 S. Court St., Bronson, Flor-
ida, at 11:00 a.m. pn the 30th
day of June, 2008, the following
described property:
A Condominium unit being No.
D-2 of Cedar Cove Efficiency
Condominium II, hereinafter
referred to as the "Condomini-
um," according to a Condomin-
ium Declaration dated March 5,
1982, recorded April 19, 1982,
in Official Records Book 191,
Page 183, Public Records of
Levy County, Florida, together
with the undivided interest in
the common elements des-
ignated in the Condominium
Declaration to be appurtenant
to such unit.

WITNESS MY HAND and the


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Court Administrator's office, as.
soon as possible, Telephone::
(352) 374-3648; or, if hear-'
ing impaired, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955 8770 (V),:
via Florida Relay Service.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT'
COURT
(Court Seal) By:Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk.

DALE G. WESTLING SR.,
ESQUIRE
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 356-2341
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1142.
DIV.'
AMERIS successor in interest
to TRI-COUNTY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.

LAURA E. WHITTALL, as
Trustee of the 212 Cedar Cove.-
Trust, dated April 19, 2005, a
Florida Trust, et al.,
Defendantss.


AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Summary Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure'
entered herein, I will sell to the'
highest and best bidder for cash.
in the BOCC meeting room in.
the Levy County Courthouse
at 355 S. Court St., Bronson,:
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th,
day of June, 2008, the following;
described property:

A Condominium unit being No:.'
D-3 of Cedar Cove Efficiencyl
Condominium II, hereinafter
referred to as the "Condo-
minium," according to a Con-!
dominium Declaration dated
March 5, 1982.-rFecorded April
19, 19821 in 'Official Records
Book 191, Page 183, public
records of Levy County, Flori-
da, together with the undivided
interest in the common ele-
ments designated in the Con-
dominium Declaration to be
appurtenant to such unit.

WITNESS MY HAND and the'
seal of this Court on May 28,
2008.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILi
TIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE
Individuals with disabilities-
needing a reasonable accom-,
modation to participate in this:
proceeding should contact thew
Court Administrator's office, as'
soon as possible, telephone:
(352) 374-3648; or, if hear-
ing impaired, 1-800-955-8771;
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V),;
via Florida Relay Service. T
CLERK OF THE CIRCUITi
COURT;
By: Gwen McElroy /s/i
Deputy Clerki

DALE G. WESTLING, SR.,
ESQUIRE
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 356-2341
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

INVITATION TO BID
ITB 08-OIE

Sealed bids will be received by,
the City Manager 214 East Park
Avenue Chiefland, FL 32626 for
the following:

GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE:
Submittal Due Date/Time:
June 12, 2008 4:30 P.M.

Sealed Submittals Shall Be
Addressed To:
Grady Hartzog, City Manager
214 East Park Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626

Sealed Bid Opening:
June 13, 2008 2:00 PM
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 ElIzey (352)493-6711 or by,
email mary@chieflandfla.com.
Pub.: June 5, 2008









June 5, 2008 21


Levy County Journal LEGAL NOTICES


, Legal Notices

BID SOLICITATION

The Cedar Key Historical Soci-
ety is hereby accepting bids on
Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:00
PM at the Cedar Key Historical
Society, 609 2nd Street, Cedar
Key, FL 32625 at which time and
place Bids will be opened and
read for the following:

Renovation of the Lutterloh
Building and its most recent
addition located at 609 2nd
Street, Cedar Key, Florida

A Pre-Bid meeting will be held at
the Cedar Key Historical Society
at 10 AM on Monday, June 16,
2008 located at 609 2nd Street,
Cedar Key, FL.

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
may also be obtained at the
Cedar Key Historical Society.
There will be a refundable de-
posit of $150 per set.

Each bid must be accompanied
by Bid Surety, bond or certified
check in the amount of 5% of the
bid, as guarantee which may be
forfeited and retained by the Ce-
dar Key Historical Socibty in lieu
of its other remedies if a suc-
cessful Bidder's proposal is ac-
cepted by the Cedar Key Histori-
cal Society, in the event the suc-
cessful bidder fails to execute
and return the required contract.
Please note that the period for
completing this project is 240
consecutive calendar days
from the issuance of the No-
tice to Proceed by the Cedar
Key Historical Society.

The right to reject any and all
bids or to accept the bid or any
item of any bid deemed most
advantageous to the Cedar Key
Historical Society and to award
contracts accordingly is ex-
pressly reserved to the author-
ity of the Cedar Key Historical
Society.

Bids will not be received after the
time specified for the opening of
the bids. Bids received after the
hour appointed will be deemed
invalid and returned unopened
to the Bidder.
Pub.: June 5, 2008

-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2008CA000450
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE


G, Legal Notices

COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

MARTIN W. STOCKY, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MAR-
TIN W. STOCKY; POLLYANN
GEORGETTE MARSHALEK F/
K/A POLLYANNE G. STOCKY;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
POLLYANN GEORGETTE MAR-
SHALEK F/K/A POLLYANNE G.
STOCKY; 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 NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MARTIN W. STOCKY, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAR-
TIN W. STOCKY; POLLYANN
GEORGETTE MARSHALEK F/
K/A POLLYANNE G. STOCKY;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
POLLYANN GEORGETTE MAR-
SHALEK F/K/A POLLYANNE G.
STOCKY; 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 NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; WHOSE RES-
IDENCE ARE/IS UNKNOWN.

YOU ARE HEREBY required
to file your answer or written
defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy
thereof upon the plaintiff's at-
torney, whose name and ad-
dress appears hereon, within
thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the
following described property, to
wit:
LOTS 26, 27 AND 28, BLOCK
11, A.F. KNOTTS,LAND CO.'S
FIRST SUBDIVISION OF
YANKEETOWN, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY COUN-


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TY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A
10 60TH STREET
YANKEETOWN, FL 34498

If you fail to file your an-
swer or written defenses in the
above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Levy County this
28th day of May, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ASA Coordinator no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired,
please call (800)-955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.

Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel. (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 38-2008-CA-000138
GREEN TREE SERVICING,
LLC, f/k/a GREEN TREE
FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORP.,
1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200,
Rapid City, SD 57703
Plaintiff,
vs.

DENNIS S. JENKINS, THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, D VISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES OF DOLORES M.
JENKINS, DECEASED, AND
VIVIAN B. JENKINS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Fi-
nal Summary Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in the above-
captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, and legally described
as the legal description set forth
in and is incorporated herein de-
scribed as follows, to wit:


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LOT 4 1, BLOCK "K", MANA-
TEE FARMS ESTATES, UNIT
NO. 2, BEING FURTHER
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
THE EAST 124.87 FEET OF
THE NORTH 160.00 FEET
OF LOT 4, BLOCK "K", MANA-
TEE FARMS ESTATES, UNIT
NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN 1986, 44 X 24, DUTH-
MAN MOBILE HOME, VIN#
CF24819579AB
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash at the
BOCC meeting room in the
Levy County Courthouse, 355
South Court Street, Bronson,
Florida, Levy County, Florida
at 11:00 a.m. (EST), on the 14th
day of July, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
(COURT SEAL) By:Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-000230

CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida
banking corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.

FRANK J. GORDON and
JOSEPHINE E. GORDON, his
wife,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit, in and for LEVY
County, Florida, pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment
in Foreclosure entered in the
above styled cause, will sell
at public sale the following de-
scribed property situate in LEVY
County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 13, Block A, of WITHLA-
COOCHEE RIVER HOME-
SITES, according to the Plat
thereof 's"'-:recorded in Pat
Book 1, Page(s) 50A, of the
Public Records of Levy Coun-
ty, Florida.

Said sale shall be made to
the highest and best bidder
for cash pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in the above
styled cause' and will be held


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at the front door of the Levy
County Courthouse in Bronson,
Florida, on the 23rd day of June,
2008, commencing at the hour
of 11:00 a.m.
All interested parties shall be
governed accordingly by this
Notice.

DATED this 28th day of May,
2008.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: June 5,; 12, 2008
'---.7 -----.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2008CA000516
JONI A. DOWST TRUSTEE OF
THE JONI A. DOWST LIVING
TRUST DATED 9-15-03
Plaintiff,
vs.

JAMES PAYNE, A/K/A JAMES
L. PAYNE, CHERYL A. IN-
GRAM, AS HEIR OF JAMES
PAYNE, JAMES L. PAYNE, JR,
AS HEIR OF JAMES PAYNE,
ESTATE OF JAMES PAYNE,
UNKNOWN. HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST JAMES PAYNE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES PAYNE, IF LIVING,
AND IF DECEASED, THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JAMES PAYNE AND
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES PAYNE.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Cheryl A. Ingram

18539 Nadol Dr.
Southfield, MI 48075

James A. Payne, Jr.
Residence and address
unknown

an&d: '* The Thia"6f JAMES'
PAYNE, unknown Heirs, De-
visees, Grantees, Assignees,
Creditors, Lienors and Trustees,
and all other Persons claiming
by, through, under or against
JAMES PAYNE, unknown
Spouse of JAMES PAYNE, if
living, and if deceased, the un-
known Heirs, Devisees, Grant-


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ees, Assignees, Creditors,
Lienors, and Trustees and all oth-
er Persons claiming by, through,
under or against JAMES PAYNE
and the unknown Spouse of
JAMES PAYNE.
Residences and addresses un-
known.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED of the institution of the
above styled action by the
above named Plaintiff against
you seeking to foreclose a Mort-
gage on certain real and per-
sonal property located in Levy
County, Florida and described
as follows, to wit:
Lot 9, Block 4, of WILLIS-
TON HIGHLANDS, UNIT 7,
as recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 4-4c of the Public Re-
cords of Levy County, Flori-
da. TOGETHER with a 1995
Fleetcraft Mobile Home ID#
GAFLR75A23172WE Title #6
9734347

you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on R. FRANKLIN RITCH,
P.A., P.O. Box 1143, Gainesville,
FL 32602, on or before thirty
days after the first publication of
this notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately there-
after, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal
of this Court on this 27th day of
May, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF THE COURT
(COURT SEAL)
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
R. FRANKLIN RITCH, P.A.
Post Office Box 1143
Gainesville, Florida 32602
(352) 377-2889
Fla. Bar # 095380
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: June 5, 12, 2008



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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


22 June 5, 2008


Levy County Journal


State, local agencies prepare for hurricanes


Story and photo by Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

State and local emergency management agencies came
together this week for the annual statewide hurricane
exercise, marking the start of the June 1 to November 30
hurricane season.
The simulated storm, "Hurricane Herb," was based
on the 1895 storm that made landfall in Cedar Key,
killing 50 people there before continuing its destruction
throughout north central Florida as it made its way upward
and inland, according to the Director of Levy County
Emergency Management Services, Mark Johnson.
"These exercises help us build relationships with
everyone involved," Johnson said<. "There are four
phases in disaster management: preparation, response,
recovery, and mitigation." By performing a practice run,
he said, emergency personnel can get the experience of
working together from start to finish, thereby testing
response capabilities and making the process more
efficient. "The prep work pays off," he added.
Johnson has been with Levy County Emergency
Management for 10 years, and has been the director for
the last five. Before that, he spent 18 years in the nuclear
power business working as a top-level inspector.
A common mistake during hurricanes, Johnson said,
is for people to focus only on the middle line of the
impact cone. "Always look at the whole area of the cone
- there is an equal chance for any of it to experience
impact."
Johnson said there are other dangers besides storm
surges and coastal weaknesses and that people in inland
I


Experts predict


'above average'


hurricane season

By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

The Department for Atmospheric Science at
Colorado State University has forecasted the 2008
Hurricane season to feature above-average activity,
with the probability of 15 named storms, four of
which will be considered intense hurricanes. The
average for named storms is 9.6 and the major
hurricanes (category 3-4-5) average is 2.3, signifying
that the predictions are well above normal.
Using a statistical methodology based on 58
years of past data, the CSU Tropical Meteorology
Project has been able to correctly predict above- or
below-average seasons for 45 of those years, a 78
percent accuracy rate.
This year's forecast includes a 69 percent
probability for at least one major hurricane to make
landfall on the U.S. coastline noting that over the
past century the average has been 52 percent.
"The reality for Sunshine State residents is it only
takes one storm hitting your community, home, or
business for it to be an 'above average' season,"
said Craig Fugate, Director of the Florida Division
of Emergency Management.
"While the forecasts do not directly determine
our risk, they do serve as an excellent reminder
about being prepared for hurricanes and tropical
storms," Fugate said. He encouraged Florida
residents to update their disaster plans and supply
kits, saying that now is the time to "review, recycle,
and restock."
If your family or business does not have a plan
in place, visit www.floridadisaster.org for help, or
contact Levy County Emergency Management (352)
486-5213 for planning assistance. Levy County also
has a Web site at www.levydisaster.com.
"We have been very fortunate that the past two
seasons have not produced a Florida landfall but I
caution all that it is not 'if' but 'when' will the next
storm come calling on our shores," Fugate said.



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The American Red Cross is urging citizens to renew
their preparedness after two uneventful hurricane
seasons. People are encouraged to take three basic
actions to be ready for emergencies "Get a kit, make
a plan, and be informed," said Mary S. Elcano, Acting
President and, CEO of the American Red Cross. -..---.
"Even if you took action to prepare last hurricane
season," Elcano said, "it's important that you revisit and
update your communication plan and check your disaster
supplies kit for expired items." The American Red Cross
recommends the following preparedness actions*:
Get or assemble a disaster supplies kit:
Gather enough emergency supplies to meet your
needs. A portable kit, stored in a sturdy, easy-to-carry,
water-resistant container should have enough supplies


for three days. The Red
Cross also recommends Be in fort
having at least two weeks
worth of supplies at home ou 'wh
and keeping a smaller kit ul
in the trunk of your car. d a
Check your kit and replace disasters a
the stock every six months. .
Whether you purchase a kit Occur in j
or chooseto build your own, .
your kit should include: and how t
*A three-day supply
of water (one gallon per for e
person, per day) and ready- r
to-eat non-perishable foods,
such as tuna fish, peanut
butter, crackers, canned fruit, juice boxes, etc.
*A manual can opener
*A battery-powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight
and plenty of extra batteries
*A first aid kit and reference guide
*Prescription and non-prescription medication items
*Copies of important documents, including birth
certificates, insurance policies and social security cards
*Cash. ATMs and credit cards won't work if the power
is out.
*Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family
members
*A change of clothes for everyone, including long-
sleeved shirts, long pants and sturdy footwear
*One blanket or sleeping bag per person
*Emergency tools, including tools to turn off utilities
*An extra set of home and car keys
*An extra pair of glasses or contact lenses, and extra
batteries for hearing aids
*Pet supplies
Prepare a Personal Disaster and Evacuation Plan
The American Red Cross urges each and every
household to develop a household disaster plan.
*Meet with your family to create a plan. Discuss the
information you have gathered and why it is important
to prepare for a disaster.
*Identify two meeting places; one right outside your
home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire, and


one outside your neighborhood in case you can't return
home.
*Be sure to make advanced preparations for your
pets. Be aware that pets may not be allowed in shelters..
Contact hotels, motels, family members and animal;
shelters to see if they would allow pets in a disaster
situation. Keep a contact list of "pet friendly" locations.:
If you are asked to evacuate, take your pets with you.
*Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person.
During or after a disaster, it's often easier to call loiig
distance, especially if local phone lines are overloaded.
or out of service. Family members should call this person:
and tell them where they are. Everyone must know your'
emergency contact person's phone number and email:
address.
*Tell your family about the "Safe and Well" website
accessible at all times via www.redcross.org. The Safe;
and Well website is an Internet-based tool that allows:
those directly affected:
S' j 'by a disaster to let their
ned:Find loved ones know of their.
well-being. People withinI
t types of a disaster-affected area:
are able to select and post:
re likely to standard "safe and well":
messages. Concerned:
family members who know!
your area the person's phone number,
(home, cell, or work) or a.
o0 prepare complete home address can;
search for, the messages
ach. .. posted by those who self-;
register.
*Show and explain to
each family member how and when to turn off the water,
and electricity at the main switches, Turn gas off only if
instructed by local authorities. Remember, if the gas is:
shut-off, only a professional can turn it back on.
*Plan your evacuation route. Use local maps and;
identify alternate evacuation routes from home, work:
and school. Know where you are going and how you
plan to get there before you leave home.
Be informed:
*Find out what types of disasters are likely to occur in)
your area and how to prepare for each.
*Find out how local authorities will contact you during.:
a disaster. Listen to local media broadcasts or NOAA'
Weather Radio for the latest storm conditions and follow:
the advice of local authorities.
*Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for;:
details about community disaster education presentations.:
that may be arranged or are available in your workplace,:
school or community organization.
*Get trained in CPR and first aid so you will know.,
how to respond to emergencies in the event that help is;
delayed.
*If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately. You
may choose to evacuate sooner than alerted if you think'
you may need additional time.
For more information, visit www.redcross.org or call
(800) RED-CROSS.
*Courtesy,AmericanRedCrossNationalHeadquarters;
Public Affairs Desk


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Director of Levy County Emergency Management Services Mark Johnson says practice makes perfect.


areas need to be cautious too. "Inland flooding and
falling trees probably kill more people in these storms."
It is best for people to leave potential disaster areas
early, before the official evacuation call goes out, he said.
This allows people to get to safety in an orderly fashion.
"We encourage people to shadow evacuate whenever
possible," he said.
"After what happened with Katrina," Johnson said,
"people need to be prepared to take care of themselves for
several days. Shelters are really places of last resort."
"We urge people to go to the website "www.
levydisaster.com" leading up to the storm, during the
storm, all the way until the power goes out," he said.
Residents, especially those with medical needs, Johnson


said, should go to the website to sign up for the "Code:
Red" program to receive early notifications and warnings.".
One can also find information regarding Nature Coast]
Transit, which provides transportation assistance for:
those in need.
"Pay attention, and have a plan," he said. It is critical:
that people know what is going on and are equipped with:
the tools to protect themselves, he said. "Weather radios:
save lives, period."
"These are acts of Mother Nature, and the damage that:
they can cause can overwhelm any plan," Johnson said,:
urging people to be as prepared as possible. "People need;
to take responsibility and ownership of their own safety
and their family, self and businesses. Have a plan."
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June 5, 2008 23


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Another Way, Inc.'s First Annual Woman's Day Tea and Fashion Show, held May 10 at the Stephen Foster Cultural Folk Center and State Park,'was a
great success, according to event organizers. The show raised $2,787.90 that will help Another Way, Inc. continue to provide support services to battered
women and children in local communities. More than 60 women gathered to enjoy a "sumptuous afternoon of flavorful teas and fabulous food while
previewing some of the newest spring fashions."


Log Cabin Quilters met May 29 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our day was
wonderful. Gladys Hewitt came over from Daytona Beach with her daughter to see us.
She has been with us since 1986. We met her one day when we were raising money for
the museum. She has made many quilts in her lifetime but today she can't do much.
We always remember her to help with any projects we had to do. he was always ready
to help.
We also had a guest speaker. Evan Sullivan, who works for Sheriff Smith, came to
be with us, along with Emery, his dad. He gave us lots of information on keeping safe


no matter where we are. We all learned'so much. Now we need to remember what we
learned. Thank you Evan.
Greg and six boys were out Wednesday and what a great day we had. We have lots
of roses around the museum and they got all the long cones cut off the porch as well
as mowing and watering. Thanks Lancaster.
Lunch was great with chicken & dumplings, squash, beans and new potatoes, peas,
salad, pecan cake and so much more. 14 present.
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24 June 5, 2008


Bryce Ward and Olivia McGee enjoy the spotlight after being crowned Chiefland Watermelon Festival Little King and Queen.


Little Princess Kensley Durrance proudly displays her trophy.


Chiefland Watermelon Festival Princess Beth Warren
along with first runner up Lashae Smith (left) and second
runner up Katelyn Jenkins (right).
Pageant, from page 1
Princess & Court
Beth Warren, 15, of Chiefland, daughter of Bobby
and Denise Warren, was selected as Watermelon Festival
Princess. Her sponsor was NAPA Auto Parts.
Warren wooed the judges with her spontaneous
answers to questions posed by Emcee Lisa Quincey
Baxter.
When asked about her future plans, Warren said she
would graduate from college and travel overseas to help
underprivileged families.
"It's the best way to show the love of God," she
said.
Later, as one of six finalists, she was asked to name
her mentor or role model, and explain her choice.
Warren selectedAmeliaFutch as her mentor, describing
her as a soccer mom with such strong Christian values
that she always gives good advice.
First runner-up, LaShae Smith, 13, of Chiefland,
daughter of Sirrisa Miles, was sponsored by the
NAACP.
Second runner-up, Katelyn Jenkins, 15, of Chiefland,
daughter ofLeslie Blake andAlan Jenkins, was sponsored
hv Seventh Heaven Dav Sna & Salon.


Little Princess Kensley Durrance (center) is shown with
her court, second runner up Sheila Engel (left) and first
runner up Amie Smith.

Little Princess & Court
Kensley Durrance, 6, of Chiefland, daughter of Clint
and Micha Durrance, was crowned Little Princess after
she charmed judges with her poise, stage presence and
straightforward answers.
She said her favorite food was her father's steaks.
When asked what she wants to do when she grows
up, she said "be a bus driver." Her sponsor was Valid
Satellite Services.
First runner-up, Amie Smith, 10, daughter of Sherri
and Rick Smith, Chiefland, was sponsored by Barnhill
Landscaping.
Second runner-up, Sheila Engel, 10, daughter of Mike
and Ginger Engel, Chiefland, was sponsored by Ginger
Snips.


Kenzie Gale Certain answers a pageant question.


2007 Little King Dalton Tew and Little Queen Timberlyn Watson.


Florida Watermelon Queen Kalie Jo Harper


L-R Second runner up Jason Cannon, first runner up
Lance Miller, Little King Bryce Ward, Little Queen Olivia
McGee, first runner up Kenzie Gale Certain, second
runner up Shaylyn Renee Parrish.
Little King & Queen & Court
Bryce Ward and Olivia McGee were crowned Little
King and Queen, and it seemed neither was the least bit
stage shy.
Bryce, 4, son of Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward
and wife Kim, was sponsored .by Chiefland Pediatrics.
He had an answer for everything, and Bryce knew his
share about watermelon farming, too. He noted that
watermelons were picked, and he held up five fingers
when asked how many watermelons he could eat. He
said his Uncle Murray helped him pick out the melons
he wanted.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Brookins asked.
"A farmer," Bryce said.
Olivia, 31/2, daughter of Jennifer and Travis McGeq
Chiefland, was sponsored by Cajun Fisheries. Shi4
eagerly bounced on stage and said hello to her mother ii
the audience before turning to respond to questions frotif
Brookins. Her favorite food was steak and potatoes and
she said she liked deer meat the best.
"Where do you get deer meat from," Brookinfs
asked.
"The deer," she responded. *
First runners-up were Landon Miller, 4, son of Jim
and Candi Miller, Chiefland, who was sponsored b$
Strickland Auto Solutions; and Shaylyn Renee Parrish;
3, daughter of David and Kerrie Parrish, Trenton, whn
was sponsored by her parents.
Second runners-up were Jason Cannon, 5, son 6f
Ronna and Jason Cannon, Chiefland, who was sponsored
by his parents; and Kenzie Gale Certain, 3, daughter of
Ken and Nichole Certain, Bell, who was sponsored bV
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