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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 19, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Bronson (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Levy County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
Coordinates: 29.448889 x -82.636389 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 17 (Aug. 1, 1929).
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Volume ID: VID00177
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You say tomato
With Salmonella
poisoning raging all over
the country, it should
come as no surprise that
state health experts were
closely examining tomato
plants across the area. As
it turns out, there is little
to fear. Kellie Parkin takes
a closer look, Page 2.

He's got gas
Terry Witt's weekly
column is all about the
rising cost of gasoline,
and he ain't happy. Find
out who he wants to fix
the problem, and how,
Page 5.


Lone Ranger
Chiefland Fire Chief
John Ward responded to
a blaze last week, and,
because of low manning
levels, he did so alone.
Find out what city
planners are doing about
it, Page 7.

The week in crime
Levy County. Sheriff's
Office deputies were busy
taking a bite out of crime
last week.' Find out who
got collared and what
they did, Page 8.
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Area youngsters get
some specialized training
this week. Saddle up for a
ride, Page 13.




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A weekend to remember

State Tee-Ball tournament a first-class event


By Rick Burnham
Editor

It takes a team effort to win an athletic
tournament whether it be baseball, basketball,
football or bowling.
It takes a team effort to host a tournament as
well, particularly when you are talking about
a statewide event, with coaches and players
and families arriving from hundreds of miles
away.
With its 10th consecutive Babe Ruth State
Tee Ball tournament safely in the books, Team
Chiefland, it appears, has this thing down pat.
Participants and observers alike are
applauding the efforts of the local community
in hosting the four-day event, which
concluded Sunday with the crowning of a
pair of champions. Julington Creek, out of
Jacksonville, took the northern title, while


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Wellswood, a Hernando County team, claimed
the southern crown.
But by the time those teams had received
their trophies, a general consensus had already
been formed about Chiefland, and its ability to
put on a first-class show.
"We have already received a tremendous
number of e-mails from teams and families
thanking us forth tournament," said Tournament
Director Shirley Goins. "They say their kids
had a great time, and they are looking forward
to coming back next year. In fact, some of the
teams have already booked their hotels for next
year."
State officials still must decide if Chiefland
gets another year, said Wayne Weatherford,
president of the Chiefland Area Athletic
Association.

See Tee Ball, Page 10


Police boast


gas-saving


initiative

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Emergency lights atop Chiefland
Police Department patrol cars have
begun disappearing, but it's not because
of thieves.
Police Chief Robert Douglas has
discovered he can get better gas mileage
from the patrol cars by removing the
rooftop light bars.
A 50-mile test by his department
showed patrol cars without light bars
get better mileage because there is less
friction with the wind. The light bars act
like a boat sail, only in reverse, forcing
the car to overcome drag.
"When we did the test there was right
at 9 miles per gallon difference," Douglas
said. "If you've got a 20 gallon tank, and
you multiply that times 9 miles, that's 180
miles more you get out of the tank."
Douglas said if you multiply the
gasoline savings times the department's
eight cars, in use 52 weeks of the year,
the savings is significant, especially with
the current $4 per gallon gasoline.
He said the patrol cars have plenty of
See Mileage Page 3


Commission asks

for relief from.

high gas prices

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

A resolution adopted unanimously by
the Levy County Commission Tuesday
urged President Bush, Gov. Charlie
Crist and- federal and state legislators
representing Levy County to provide
citizens with relief from rising gasoline
and oil prices.
The document was drafted 'at the
request of Commissioner Lilly Rooks in
an effort to spur elected officials in state
and federal governments to recognize the
economic impacts of rising fuel costs on
all citizens in Levy County and the farm
economy.
Part of the resolution states that the
foundation of Levy County's economy,
the agricultural industry, is already
See Gas, Page 3


Local bank contributes $100,000 for new campus

Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Drummond Community Bank has pledged $100,000 toward
construction of a new Central Florida Community College campus north of
Chiefland, a decision that fell in line with the bank's philosophy of giving
*back to the communities it serves, President Luther Dummond said.
"It is part of our nature as a community bank to look for ways to
give back to our community," Drummond said. "This is one of the larger
opportunities that presents itself, that benefits not only Levy, but Gilchrist
and Dixie Counties. We have banks in all three counties."
The Central Florida Community College Foundation has raised about
$871,000 toward construction of a new campus along U.S. 19 between
Chiefland and Fanning Springs. That number includes the Drummond
Community Bank pledge of $100,000.
The money raised by the community will be matched dollar for
dollar by the Florida Legislature. The goal is to raise $1.5 million in local
See Drummond, Page 2


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2 June 19, 2008


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Levy County Journal


FDA: Florida tomatoes safe ____


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent


The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration, along with the Indian Health
Service, are collaborating in an ongoing investigation of
a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections, the CDC
said Monday.
The investigation so far has led officials to believe
that the most likely source of the illnesses is raw tomato
consumption. More data continues to be collected on
the specific type, said the CDC, but information to date
suggests that the illnesses are linked to the consumption
of raw red plum, red Roma, or round red tomatoes.
As of Monday, the CDC reported 227 persons in 28
states infected with Salmonella Saintpaul with illnesses
beginning April 10 to June 5. Texas and New Mexico
have the highest number of known infections with 68
cases each. Only one case has been reported of a Florida
resident with Salmonella Saintpaul.
Until the exact sources) can be identified, the FDA
has recommended only eating tomatoes that have been
identified as unlikely sources of the outbreak. These


include cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and tomatoes
with the vine still attached.
All Florida tomatoes currently in production have
also been cleared by the FDA of any connection to the
outbreak, according to Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
Last week, the Department's Division of Fruit and
Vegetables certified nearly four million 25-pound cartons
of tomatoes, verifying the harvest date and location,
according to a press release issued Friday.
To decrease the likelihood of infection, the FDA is
advising customers everywhere to refrigerate within two
hours or discard cut, peeled, or cooked tomatoes; avoid
purchasing bruised or damaged toffiatoes and discard any
that appear spoiled; thoroughly wash all tomatoes under
running water; keep tomatoes that will be consumed raw
separate from raw meats, raw seafood, and raw produce
items; and wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and
counter tops with hot water and soap when switching
between types of food products.
For more information and updates regarding the
Salmonella outbreak, refer to the CDC's website at www.
cdc.gov. '


Drummond, from Page 1


donations.
Central Florida Community College currently operates
out of a shopping center in Chiefland. Moving to an
independent branch campus would allow the college to
offer two-year college degrees. Students living in Gilchrist,
Dixie and Levy Counties would be within driving distance
of the college.
Drummond said his family is a believer in higher
education. He and his wife Kay, and their son, Gray, hold
four-year degrees from Florida State University.
"Education opens minds and it opens doors,"
Drummond said. "It gives students a chance to start college
when they are in high school. When they finish high school
they are well on their way to earning a college degree, and
with this campus, they can stay home and attend college."
Those are the types of tangible benefits the local
community cannot afford to miss out on, he added.
"We all share in this opportunity. We all share in this
challenge," Drummond said. "I think it could have a
positive impact on all of our lives."


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Drummond said the college will offer many degree
programs, including programs related to the medical
field, making it possible for local students to get jobs in
medicine.
He emphasized that the money raised locally for the
college will be spent on "brick and mortar," not to buy more
land. A rumor had spread that the money would be used
to buy more land. Drummond and Rayanne Giddis, who
heads the local CFCC campus, said the rumor is false.
Drummond said there is also one other advantage
to having a community college campus in the tri-county
community. He recalled graduating from Bronson High
School with 20 fellow seniors, and going straight to Florida
State University, a division one university.
"It was a pretty daunting thing for me to go to college
anywhere," he said.
"Having a community college and being able to
take college classes removes the intimidation factor,"
Drummond added.


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The old adage, "To whom much is given, much
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that Don Curtis sees as the reason why he chose to
get in the race to be the next State Representative
for District 10. Curtis comes from a family with
deep roots 'in agriculture, learning values that have
made him an independent conservative. He owns a
farmhouse in Lake Bird where he cares for horses,
cattle, and timber with his wife of 28 years, Michele.,
Curtis is also an avid hunter and sportsman, frequently
fishing and hunting with his two sons Ray and Clay.,
When Don Curtis envisions North Florida's
potential he sees that a strong connection exists
between job growth and better education. In fact,
while serving on the board of the Aucilla Christian
Academy and acting as an advisor with the Lake,
City Community College, Curtis has seen firsthand,:
challenges facing our young people and the skills,
they need to compete for good jobs.
Don Curtis wants to give back to his community
what .has been giv en to him and re1yinggon God'st
help. with :family ,and-:community.support -he hopes,,-
to serve as the next representative for District 10.


Candidate qualification

The following individuals have qualified to seek
election in the following offices:
Abraham Blitch- County Commissioner District 1
Al Macri- County Commissioner District 3
Sammy Yearty- County Commissioner District 3
Jerry Robinson- County Commissioner District 5
Connie Asbell- Supervisor Of Elections
Bobby McCallum-Sheriff
Danny Shipp- Clerk of Court
Osborne Barker- Property Appraiser
Jeff Edison- School Superintendent
Dave Diddy- County Commissioner District 1
Danny Stevens- County Commissioner District 5
Johnny Smith- Sheriff
Beth Davis- School Board District 2
Paige Brookins- School Board District 4
(The deadline for candidates to list for qualification is
noon, Friday, June 20.)


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Levy County Journal AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Single-member districts gets thumbs-down


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer,

Levy County commissioners Tuesday declined to act on a request by a commission
candidate to approve a referendum question on whether the county should switch to
single member districts.
Commissioners told Dave Bibby, a District 1 candidate, they prefer the current
system that allows residents to vote on all five commissioners, because all five make
decisions affecting their lives.
The county is divided into five commission districts. Using Bibby's plan, residents
would vote only for the commission member in their district. They couldn't vote for
the other four commissioners.
Bibby said the southeast Florida city of Hollywood, where he previously lived,
uses single member districts and he would like to see it here. Hollywood is near Fort
Lauderdale.
Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty said he could not recall a similar request for
single-member districts in all the years he has served, but he didn't support Bibby's
request for an "up or down vote" on placing the question on the ballot.
Yearty pointed out that all five Levy County' School Board members and all five
Levy County Commissioners can affect his life with their votes.
"If I'm going to have a school board member or a county commissioner that's
going to affect me, I want to be able to vote on that person," he said.
Bibby, who is running against Tony Parker, got into a verbal scrap with Parker
before taking his seat. Bibby said it had been difficult to contact Parker about the
issue.
"I haven't been able to get in touch with you," Bibby said.
Gas, from Page 1
"suffering from existing
and long-term economic
.downturns, and faces seven
steeper cost escalations due .
to the more rapid rise in the c
cost of diesel fuel, which
is essential to agricultural
operations."
The document said Levy o- .
County citizens have not
seen a rise in their wages to
match the rises in fuel and
other costs, and instead are
seeing layoffs and salary Sammy Yearty presents Lilly Rooks with a
reductions as businesses certificate.
are forced to adjust to the
drastic rise in operating costs.
Clerk of Circuit Court Danny Shipp was directed to deliver a copy of the resolution
to the office of the president, the office of the governor and to each member of the
legislative delegation representing all or part of Levy County in the United States
Senate, United States House of Representatives and the Florida Senate and House.
"...Without the regulatory authority over the industries involved and without the
financial resources to study the issues or provide economic relief to its citizens, the
board finds it is time to take a stand by exercising its remaining option of adding
its voice to the many voices of its citizens directed, to those with the authority and
resources to address the problems, and demanding action on behalf of its citizens,"
the resolution said.
Rooks said the Small County Coalition in Tallahassee, which elected her vice
chairwoman at its most recent meeting, voted to adopt a resolution similar to Levy
County's asking federal and state elected officials to give citizens relief from soaring
gas prices.
The Small County Coalition is an alliance of 38 Florida rural and small counties
that work to represent the interests of small county residents in Tallahassee. To be a
member, a county must have a population of less than 150,000.
Individual coalition memberss indicated they would probably adopt similar
resolutions asking for federal and state action on high gasoline and oil prices. The
coalition was planning to ask the Florida Association of Counties to have all its
member counties send a copy of the resolution to federal and state legislators.
Gas prices in Levy County are now above the $4 mark.
At the coalition meeting, Rooks was also honored with the 2008 Legislative Service
Award for making contributions to the 2008 legislative session, said Commission
Chairman Sammy Yearty. Only three commissioners from the coalition received this
level of recognition.
Yearty presented Rooks with a framed certificate recognizing her work on behalf
of the citizens of Levy County.
"She is very effective in Tallahassee representing Levy County and the small
counties in the state," Yearty said.
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"You haven't tried," Parker responded.
Other business:
Commissioners turned down an opportunity to piggyback on the Levy County
Sheriff's Office surplus equipment auction set for June 28. The request came as
commissioners were about to have their attorney, Anne Bast Brown, prepare a request
for proposals for a similar surplus equipment auction of their own. Brown suggested
turning down the request. She said there would be more risk for the county by selling
surplus equipment at a sheriff's office auction.
The board voted to rescind approval of an ordinance that granted resident L.R.
Boyette the right to designate a 246-acre site as rural residential, allowing one home
per three acres west of Chiefland. The Florida Department of Community Affairs, the
state's land planning agency, refused to allow the development, saying it created urban
sprawl. The DCA asked the county to rescind its approval. The county commission
withdrew its approval of the project. The alternative would have been to challenge
DCA's decision in what would amount to a full blown administrative jury trial. The
county didn't want to spend additional dollars on the project. "I think we need to get
out of it as gracefully as we can. We've done all we can do without spending a lot of
money," Yearty said
Property Appraiser Francis Akins notified commissioners that the Florida
Department of Revenue is requiring him for the first time to pay $137,894 for aerial
photography of the county every three years. Akins said DOR has previously paid the
costs of the photography, which allows the agency to see whether new construction
has occurred without permits. Akins would have to shift the cost to the county
commission. Chairman Sammy Yearty suggested contacting the Suwannee River
Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water Management District by
letter, asking the two agencies to foot the bill.


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vehicles will save gasoline.
Mileage, from Page 1
blinking lights when an officer runs code, meaning he has activated the emergency.
lights to stop or chase a vehicle. Patrol cars will have blinking lights' on the front
comers along with "wig wags" and a row of bright blinking lights along the top of the
windshield as well as blinking lights on the rear.
Douglas said the goal of removing the bars is to be more frugal with gas. He said the
taxpayers of the city expect public officials to conserve on gas whenever possible.
He said he doesn't believe it is a waste of gasoline to allow his officers to take
home patrol cars. One of his officers lives in Gulf Hammock and another in northern
Gilchrist County, biut the remaining officers live in or near Chiefland.
The city pays its patrol officers an annual salary of $28,000, compared to Alachua
County's $35,000 patrol salaries, Douglas said. Allowing the officers to take a patrol
car home is something he can offer the officers.
"I've really got quality guys working here," Douglas said. "They like working
here. I've got to have people like that because there are so few of them."

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TEVY COUNTY
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The legal organ of Levy County, Florida, The Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by
Levy Publishing, Inc., 440 S. Court St., Bronson, Fla. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, Fla. (USPS 310-780).
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Iowa's can-do attitude should be applauded


By Rick Burnham
Editor

couple of issues caught my eye this past week, and 1 thought l'd offer
a different take on them than the one you have been offered from the
national media.
Much of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has now been underwater for several
days, with the swollen Iowa River engulfing nearly everything in sight. Iowa City,
home of the University of Iowa, is suffering the same fate.
These are the types of floods that happen once in 500 years, experts say, with
homes and businesses once thought to be safe now heavily damaged, or destroyed
all together. State emergency management officials estimate that as many as
25,000 people are now homeless in Cedar Rapids. Some 1,300 city blocks are fully
submerged.
But give the folks in the Hawkeye State credit. A little planning, along with some
elbow grease, seems to have gone a long way.
Students and faculty of the University of Iowa took it upon themselves to save
the campus, working side-by-side to fill and stack sandbags. Priceless art was
removed from the university's new art center well in advance of the rising tide. And
because somebody had the common sense to observe the weather patterns and look
to the future, those unable to get away from the rising murky waters on their own
were given the assistance they needed from local and state officials.
And, Iowa City engineers took less than a day to get its water purification
capability back to an acceptable level after murky river water contaminated it.
Efforts are well underway to protect Burlington, a railroad hub in the southern


portion of the state.
There seems to be a prevailing can-do attitude among those affected by this
natural disaster. They use words like "rebuild," and "willpower," and "pull together."
And no one seems to be sitting around waiting on the federal government to come to
the rescue. How refreshing.
And speaking of refreshing, how about corporate media's amazing restraint
in covering the Iowa floods? I have yet to hear one news reporter play up the fact
that the feds have abandoned the people of Iowa, that the Federal Emergency
Management Agency is asleep at the wheel, or that President Bush hates Iowans.
Of course, it could be that taking such an angle with the Iowa floods would not
further the political agenda of corporate media.
Iowa is one of 57 states, according to Democratic Party presidential nominee
Barack Obama. That startling fact comes from a speech he recently gave during a
campaign stop in Beaverton, Ore. When I first heard this, I thought for certain he
was simply exaggerating what had been a busy schedule. Have been very busy. Hit
all the states. 57 of them. (Audience laughs. Media gushes.)
But then 1 heard about a group entitled the "Organization of the Islamic
Conference," formed in May, 1971. The group's charter says that it "aims to
preserve Islamic social and economic values," and "promote solidarity amongst
member states," among other things. A number of Islamic states are currently
members of the O1C.
That number is 57.
Most who support Mr. Obama for president are adamant that change is needed
for our country, and that he is the best man to bring about that change.
Careful what you ask for. The changes ahead might not be what you had in mind.


Who's Who

In Levy County

County Commissioners
Chairman Sammy Yearty
Tony Parker
Nancy Bell
Lilly Rooks
Danny Stevens

Chiefland City Commission
Mayor Teal Pomeroy
Teresa Barron
Sammy Cason
Rollin Hudson
Frank Buie

Williston City Council:
Mayor Gerald Hethcoat
President .Debra Jones
Vice President Michael Shoemaker
Brooks Holloway
Cal Byrd
Steve Holcomb

Bronson City Council
Mayor Franklin Schuler
Vice Mayor Beatrice Mongo
Aaron Edmundson
Melody LaFlam
Berlon Weeks

Cedar Key City Commission
Mayor Heath Davis
Vice Mayor Sue Colson
Pat O'Neal
Gene Hodges
Scott Dennison

Town of Inglis Commission
Mayor Carolyn Risher,
Town Clerk Sally McCranie
Budget/Finance William Lake
Road/Bridge Gary Mosher
Water/Sewer Dick Kellman
Fire/Police Edward Michaels
Health/Welfare Robert Goode

Yankeetown Town Council
Mayor Dawn Marie Clary
Vice Mayor Marsha Drew
Ed Candella
Doug Dame
Larry Feldhusen
Norman Shannahan

Otter Creek City Commission.
Mayor Cleah Martin
Vice Mayor Lila Mae Curry
John Morris
Marie Murray
Don Severino
Town Clerk Rose Severino


Congress should investigate gas prices


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

I can't wait for the cold winter months to arrive.
That's when poor and elderly people in the
cooler climes will begin shivering in their homes,
unable to afford the rising price of electricity,
propane, natural gas and oil they use to heat their
homes. Yes, I'm being sarcastic. No one in their right
mind wants that to happen. But it probably will.
I have good reason to grouse. I just paid $49.21 to
fill my "economy" car with approximately 12.1 gallons
of gasoline at a local convenience store gas station. The
price was $4.10 per gallon. It wasn't the best price in
Chiefland, but I was running on fumes and had to stop
there.
I continue writing about rising gas prices because
I don't see Congress doing much about the problem.
I suppose if I made an annual salary of $169,300 as
.anember of Gongress;uit wouldn't bother me to pay
$4 .for a gallon of gas. I'd just fill up and go about my
business.
One local gas station owner asked me the other day
if I plan to continue throwing the gas folks under the
bus. Truth is, I haven't blamed local gas station owners
for the high prices. I don't think they are getting rich
off $4 per gallon of gasoline. Their profit margins are
reasonably thin, as far as I know.
But the oil companies that drill and refine the
oil are making big bucks. Exxon Mobil earned a
staggering $40.6 billion in 2007. Put together with
the $18.7 billion earned by Chevron in 2007, and the
earnings of Shell and ConocoPhillips, the grand total
earnings for the four companies is more than $100
billion, according to a Feb. 1 story in U .S. News &
World Report.
Not that I'm griping or whining mind you.
(Actually, I am.) But the State of Florida budget for
2007-08 is a measly $71.3 billion by comparison.
That's for everything education, law enforcement,
environmental protection, feeding state bureaucrats,
hiring more state bureaucrats. You name it. The whole
state budget is $29 billion smaller than what four oil
companies earned in 2007.
It's educational to watch the two major political
parties fuss about energy prices. The truth probably
lies somewhere between the competing political
philosophies of the Republicans and Democrats.
Caught in the middle are gas consumers like you and
me.
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville,
issued a news release June 5 on her website saying
she had introduced legislation to eliminate the 54-
cent tariff on imported ethanol. The move is an effort
to encourage ethanol-producing countries like Brazil
to sell more ethanol to the United States. Ethanol
burns like gas but is made from plants like corn and
sugarcane.
"At a time of rising prices in almost every sector
of our economy, Congress should take measures to
increase the supply of gasoline and lower prices," she
wrote. "Unfortunately the Majority (Democrats) have
done nothing to increase supplies through increased
exploration or drilling, so I introduced this bill to do
something to help my constitttbents."
Brown-Waite went on to say she supports drilling
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Outer
Continental Shelf. But she conceded these would be '
long-term solutions. She believes her solution would
increase ethanol shipments to the U.S. virtually
overnight, allowing Midwestern farmers to use
more of their corn for cattle feed as well as human
consumption. Ethanol production in the U.S. is pushing


up the cost of some human food products made from
corn. Oh, well.
It's my view that if ethanol is the bio-fuel of the
future, I would like to see the raw materials grown
in places like Levy County rather than Brazil. In
Wisconsin, where I was born and raised (I've lived
in Florida 33 years), the state is now carpeted with
cornfields that feed the ethanol-producing plants.
In Brazil, they grow sugarcane to feed the ethanol
plants and it has put a serious dent in their gasoline
consumption. Could it happen in Florida? In Levy
County in particular? I don't think corn would be the
crop. But perhaps there is an alternative. And I'm not
talking about peanuts or watermelons.
On the Democratic side, a recent news story said
Senate Democrats failed to win passage of a bill they
said would trim runaway energy prices by ending
tax breaks for big oil companies and forcing them to
invest in clean technology. A procedural vote on the
Consumer First Energy Act failed 51-43 to reachithe 60
votes necessary to bring the bill to a final debate,,amid
Republican opposition to any attempt to raise taxes.
"This is a start. It will help lower prices. It will help
working-families make ends meet," Democratic Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid was quoted as saying as
he tried to keep the bill alive. "It is one small step on
a long and uphill road to a cleaner, more affordable
energy future. The bill would have ended tax breaks
for big oil companies, imposed a new tax on windfall
profits and fought price manipulation by OPEC the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Companies.
To be honest, I would support Brown-Waite's
proposal for dropping the import tariff on foreign
ethanol, although as I said earlier, I would prefer to
see bio-fuels grown in Florida. But I also like the
Democrats' idea of imposing a windfall profits tax
on oil companies, that isn't passed on to consumers.
I wouldn't mind ending oil company tax breaks
(whatever they are) and I think we should fight price
manipulation by OPEC if that's realistic. I also think
Congress needs to begin crafting a longer-term plan to
wean the United States from foreign oil.
I don't think drilling in the Arctic wilderness or in
the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico will lower oil
prices. CNN said last week the price of a barrel of oil
would probably drop a maximum of $1.43 per barrel
if drilling were allowed in these two areas. That would
probably bring down the price of a gallon of gas a few
cents. We might get back to $4 per gallon in a few
years.
I believe in free enterprise and profit-making, but
not profit gouging. I don't think oil-company CEO's or
their stockholders necessarily have a right to windfall
earnings at the expense of Americans who use their
cars and trucks for work.
I also don't think we should accept $4 per
gallon gas as normal. I think Congress should order
an independent investigation into the cause of
skyrocketing oil and gas prices, and the investigative
staff should not include government bureaucrats,
collegiate economists, oil company executives,
closet oil company execs like President Bush and
Vice President Cheney, or retired talking heads from
national television networks.
I'm growing weary of politically skewed
economics. They may need to just hire someone who
.doesn't have an axe to grind. Or send the FBI, if it's
of a criminal nature. I want a complete and accurate
picture of what is happening with oil and gas prices,
from the cost of drilling in oil fields, to taxation,
foreign oil demand and stock market trading. If the
truth hurts, let's hear the truth.
Now that's a tall order.


June 19, 20085


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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


6 June 19, 2008


Levy County Journal


Community Events

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


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

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).
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.

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, July
7-11; 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 (352) 528-2313; the Bronson Public Library
at (352) 486-2015, the Cedar Key Public Library at (352)
543-5777; the A.F. Knotts Public Library at (352) 447-
4212; and the Luther Callaway Public Library at (352)
493-2758.

Ombudsman Council monthly meeting
The North Central Florida Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council will hold its monthly meeting
June 19 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. The meeting
will commence with an open session at 12:30 p.m. All


interested parties are encouraged to attend.
The council is made up of local ombudsmen whose
goal is to improve the quality of life and care of residents
of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes,
assisted living facilities, adult family care homes,
and skilled nursing units in area hospitals. The North
Central Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council
serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee and
Union counties. I
For more information, call (352) 955-5015 or e-mail
wildel@elderaffairs.org.

Levy County School Board feeding program
The School Board of Levy County will be sponsoring
the "Seamless Summer Feeding Program Pilot for
Children" at approved sites through Aug. 6.
The program is similar to the National School Lunch
Program. It provides nutritionally balanced meals to
needy children regardless of race, color, sex, disability,
age or national origin during summer vacation when
school lunches are not available. The program is only
approved for geographical areas of need (or enrollment)
where one-half of the children qualify for free or reduced
price meals during the school year.
Persons interested in additional information regarding
the Summer Food Program may contact Candy Barber,
School Board of Levy County, at (352) 486-5231.

Library special guest
Anthony Drew of Levy County Cooperative
Extension will host a program at the Luther Callaway
Public Library in Chiefland from 2-3 p.m. June 19.
The program will be entitled "Managing Drought with
a Florida Friendly Yard." The Friends of the Luther
Callaway Public Library are hosting the event.

College real estate courses
Central Florida Community College announces that
the Levy Center in Chiefland has received state approval
to offer real estate courses on site. All prelicensing and
post-licensing courses for sales associates and brokers
that are currently available at the Ocala Campus will
now be available in Levy County.
The 14-Hour Continuing Education course for sales
associates and brokers has been scheduled for Sept. 12-
-13 aiid other classes are forming now. There is currently
an interest in organizing a session of the "Sales Associate
Cram Exam," which helps individuals to prepare for the
Florida Real Estate Sales Associate exam.


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Continuing Education Coordinator Joleen Gonzalez
at (352) 493-9533, Ext. 2106. To learn more about
continuing education courses, visit the Levy Center at
114 Rodgers Blvd. or visit www.CFCCtraining.com.

Camera found in Chiefland
An abandoned camera was found during the recent
Watermelon Festival. The camera is being held at the
Chiefland Chamber of Commerce. Call (352) 493-1849
to identify.

Children's photo exhibit
The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will
host the Heart Gallery of Mid-Florida through July 7..
The Heart Gallery, presented by Children's Home
Society and the Professional Photographers of North
Central Florida, is a photo exhibit of children in foster
care whose hearts' desire is to be adopted. The goal is
to raise overall awareness of the foster care adoption
program and recruit prospective parents for these
children.
The. moving display of children will be exhibited at
The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce, 220 South
Main St. in Trenton. Guests can see children's photos,
read about their likes and dislikes, and find out more
about the adoption process.
Since its inception in 2006, over 40 percent of the
children in the Heart Gallery of Mid-Florida have been
adopted or matched with their forever families,, while
last year children's Home Society of Florida placed
over 1,100 children statewide. As the oldest and largest
statewide children's advocacy agency, Children's Home
Society has been providing programs to build and
strengthen families since 1902.

Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council meeting
The next Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council
Board of Directors Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. June 19
at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Office,
1241 S.W. 10th St. in Ocala.

American Legion membership meeting
American Legion Post 91 will be having its regular
membership meeting and election of officers for the
next year beginning at 7 p.m. June 19. A donation dinner
begins aU5:3D p.in.TThe mefilbers elected will be sworn
in immediately after.

Williston collective bargaining
The City of Williston will be holding collective
bargaining negotiations June 20. Negotiations begin for
general employees at 10 a.m. and police at 2 p.m.

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Fire chief finds himself alone, but extinguishes blaze


Safer grant would

hire more officers

Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Fire Chief John Ward found himself all alone last
Thursday as he hustled to climb into a fire truck and rush
to the scene of a structure fire. His volunteers had been
paged, but they all work for a living. None responded.
The call came into the fire station at 10:29 a.m. Ward
arrived four minutes later.
A kitchen fire caused by a teenager cooking french
fries and not turning off the heat source when the food
was ready forced six children to abandon the home. The
parents were not there. When Ward arrived, he crawled
through the front door under the smoke and saw the fire
was based in the kitchen.
With the help of two city police officers Al Graves
and Nick Viaggio who unrolled the hose for Ward
while he put on bunker gear, Ward was able to attack the
fire and extinguish it with water before the fire spread to
the living room or bedroom areas at the north and south
ends of the mobile home.
"You do what you can until help gets there," he
said.
The Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department
responded to the fire. Its volunteers helped knock down
hot spots inside the mobile home after Ward had put
out the main fire. Fanning Springs has a mutual aid
agreement with the city.
If the police officers had not responded and offered to
help in minutes, Ward said, he would have lost valuable
time that may have allowed flames to spread to other
parts of the mobile home and destroy more property.
Ward has faced this scenario before when he
responded alone to fire or emergency response calls.
It was a big part of the reason he pressed Chiefland
City Commissioners to apply for a Federal Emergency
Management Agency firefighting enhancement grant.
The Staffing for Adequate First Emergency Response
(SAFER) grant would pay a 'portion of the salary of
newly hired firefighters for the first four years. In the
fifth year, the city would shoulder the full cost of salaries
and benefits.
The city commission voted last week to authorize


Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward stands in front of a mobile home that caught fire Thursday. Ward was the
only city fire official available to respond to the blaze, but received assistance from two police officers.


Ward to apply for three positions under the SAFER grant.
The board's action allows Ward to request the money,
but even if the grant is approved, commissioners could
reject part or all of the grant money if they felt the city
could not afford it. Some commissioners feel the city
can't afford three new firefighting positions, especially
with city revenues being down across the board. The
slow national economy is affecting city revenues.
But Ward argued the city really can't afford to be
without additional paid firefighters. He pointed to
incidents like last week's mobile home' fire as one
reason why the new paid positions are needed. Volunteer
firefighters are not required to respond to fires. All of
Ward's volunteers have full-time jobs and families. The
city currently has two paid employees, Ward and Capt.
David Florence, as well as two part-time paid firefighters,
and 12 volunteers.
Ward said the additional paid positions 'would
give him two paid firefighters for every call during the
course of a full year. He said it would be safer for his
employees and would benefit residents by guaranteeing
two firefighters for each fire.
Even with the additional paid firefighters, Ward said
most of the time he could not meet federal standards


requiring two firefighters to stand outside a burning
structure whenever two firefighters go inside to fight the
fire. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) says two firefighters must be standing outside
the hazard zone as an emergency intervention team
that can rescue the two inside the burning building if
that becomes necessary. The National Fire Protection
Association also has the same requirement.
Ward knows why the requirement is in place. A
number of years ago, former 'Chiefland firefighter Billy
Careccia became disoriented in industrial building
fire. Ward, who still had air left, crawled back into the
burning building under the smoke, found Careccia and
helped him locate the fire hose. Careccia knew the way
out once he put his hands on the fire hose. Ward and
Careccia crawled along the fire hose to safety.
Ward is hopeful the county commission will provide
additional fire assessment funding to the city next year.
The city is asking the county to increase fire funding
from $120,000 annually to $199,752. The commission
hasn't discussed the proposal, but it is likely to surface at
Tuesday's special meeting on fire funding. The city says it
is subsidizing county fire protection by providing service
outside the city without being fully compensated.


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iefland Tire & Service Johnny Smithngs BUYERS: Paige Brookins & Lisa Quincey Baxter: Pageant Emcees
hiefland Tire & Service JohnnySmith Kyle Bason & Kyle Paras: Pageant Escorts
Dr. Robert Mount Francis Akins Spanns eating & Air Baxley Hiers Funeral Home: Donating Tent For Melon Cutting
y County Abstract& Title Ozborn "Oz"Barker ReedAutomotive & ReedAuto Green South Equipment: Donating Gators For Transportation
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Nothing wrong with monitoring a child's online activities


Monitoring software lets you track another person's online activities
on a particular computer. This is done by purchasing a software
program and installing it on the computer. Sometimes employers install
monitoring software on business computers to track their employee's
network activities. Parents or guardians use monitoring software to
review their children's online activities.
Here are some things to consider:
Software is no substitute for supervision by a parent or guardian
or for open communication with children and teens. Because parents
cannot always be present when their child is online, monitoring software
can be a valuable tool, but it cannot guard a child from potential risks,
that exist online.
Monitoring software can provide information to help parents or
guardians. Monitoring software allows a parent or guardian to know
what information a child makes available for others to see. It may tell
you with whom they exchange instant messages (IM) online, what they
chat about, which websites they visit, and how long they are online.
Your computer may not be your child's only access point to the


Internet. Internet access may be available in many locations the
library, school, or a friend's home where there is not close adult
supervision. It is important for parents to continually talk with their
children about Internet safety and set clear expectations about online
behavior.
Talk with your child or teen about the installation of monitoring
software. If you purchase monitoring software you may want to inform
your child that the monitoring software is installed and talk with him/
her about online safety. If your child does not know that the monitoring
software is in place, he or she may feel as if his/her privacy has been
invaded, and may be more resistant to discussing Internet safety
concerns with you in the future. Emphasize that you trust your child
or teen to make responsible decisions online. Explain your reasons for
using the software and encourage your children to come to you if they
encounter something online that makes them scared or uncomfortable.
Next week I will talk about online instant messaging and give you
definitions of some of the abbreviations and acronyms used while
chatting online.


Probation violations, drug possession headline week in crime


Arrests made by Levy County Sheriff's Office
personnel last week include the following:
Margaret Goss, 44, 5162 N.W. 86th Court, Chiefland, at
12:51 a.m., June 13 on charges of driving under the influence
and disorderly intoxication. Bond $2,000.
Theodore Morgan, Jr., 45, 175 E. Cowpin Lake Road,
Hawthorne, at 4 p.m., June 12, on a warrant for writ of bodily
attachment. $1,500 cash purge.
N Willie James Thompson, 56, 1113 N.E. 22nd Ave.,
Gainesville, at 12:45 p.m., June 12, on two Levy County
warrants for violation of probation worthless checks.
Released on own recognizance.
Darla Kay Gay, 40, 3820 N.W. 23rd, Bell, on a
Columbia County warrant for violation of probation grand
theft. No bond.
Sonia Ann Mcspedon, 26, 8719 South San Andros,
West Palm Beach, at 2 p.m., June 11 on a Levy County
warrant for failure to appear driving with license suspended
or revoked. Bond $5,000.
James Richardson Topping, 26, 11150 S.W. 72nd Lane,


Cedar Key, at 2:02 a.m., June 12, on charges of possession
of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond $2,000.
LisaAnn Barbee, 35, 3600 N.W. 104thAve., Jasper, on
a Levy County warrant for violation of probation worthless
checks. No bond.
Levi B. Holder, 22, 316 N.E. 5th St., Trenton, at 3:30
p.m., June 9, on a Levy County warrant for failure to appear
- DUI impairment. No bond.
Alan Szwet, 41, 807 W. Cypress, Sanford, at 7:45
p.m., June 9, on a Volusia County warrant for failure to appear
- simple battery. Bond $2,500.
Jarvis 0. Green, 20, 2350 U.S. 27A, Chiefland, on a
Gilchrist County warrant for failure to appear-driving with
license suspended or revoked. Bond $2,000.
AlexAudei 20, 716 Main Street, Lake Placid, Fla., at
12:35 p.m., June 6, on a Levy County warrant for failure to
appear no driver's license, never had one. Bond $2,000.
Allan Bouchard, 58, 11.150 N.E. 88th Lane, Bronson,
on a Levy County warrant for dealing in stolen property, false
statement/official. Bond $12,500.
Robert Williams, 49, 4051 N.E. 208t Terrace,
Williston, on an Alachua County warrant for violation of
probation, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana,
driving with license suspended or revoked and possession of
paraphernalia. Bond $10,000.
James R. Suggs, 46, 19400 S.E. Highway 42, Lott
77,Umatilla, at 4:30 p.m., June 5 on a warrant for violation of


probation, uttering a forged instrument, violation ofprobation,
grand theft. $10,000 bond.
Mary E. Watkins, 26, 1007 N.W. 12thAve., Chiefland,
at 12:25 p.m., June 6 on a Levy County warrant for violation
of probation grand theft. Bond $10,000.
James T. Andrews, 41, 6350 N.E. 101 Terrace,
Bronson, on charges of uttering a forged instrument and
forgery. Bond $8,000.
Michael G. Mitchell, 41, 5498 S.W. 178th Terrace,
Dunnellon, at 8:10 p.m., June 6, on a charge of driving under
the influence. Bond $2,000.
Nevel Theron Thompson, 34, 3650 N.W. 150th St.,
Chiefland, at 6:24 a.m., June 7, on charges of grand theft auto
and dealing in stolen property. Bond $10,000.
Kenneth R. Weidman, 26, 10851 N.E. 60th Lane,
Bronson, at 9:57 p.m., June 11, on a charge of battery.
Released on own recognizance.
A 14-year-old Fanning Springs boy was arrested on
June 6 for grand theft auto. No bond.
John Edgar Riaby, 51, 13790 N.W. 70th Ave.,
Chiefland, at 11:37 p.m., June 5, on two counts of domestic
battery. $7,000 bond.
Billy J. Caudill, 49, 10891 S.W. 67th St., Cedar Key,
at 8:32 a.m., June 6 on a charge of domestic battery. Released
on own recognizance.
Kimberly A. Wells, 41, 10891 S.W. 67th St., Cedar
Key, at 8:32 p.m., June 6 on a charge of domestic battery.
Released on own recognizance.


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citizens lock all fuel storage tanks in a garage or shed
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all fuel distribution locations are urged to utilize the "pre
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June 7 after he was found concealing himself in tall grass
and dirt near a woman's home.
David Wayne Burgess, 44, 1286 Sorrento Drive,


Citrus Springs, was arrested on charges of loitering/
prowling and trespassing after a warning not structure
of conveyance.
Police were dispatched to 464 County Road 40 East
in response to a report of a person possibly attempting to
enter a residence. As officers arrived, they found Burgess
lying in tall grass trying to conceal himself.
Burgess told officers he was nervous and scared and
was attempting to find an envelope holding his missing
credit cards and car keys. He claimed two black men
placed these items at the residence.
The victim, Nellie Deck Bloodworth, 464 County
Road 40 East, said at approximately 1:30 a.m. Burgess
began shaking the door handle at her home and attempted
to enter. When police arrived, she said-Burgess jumped
her fence and hid in the tall grass.
Burglary investigated
Inglis police are investigating a June 7 burglary at
the Inglis Food Mart in which the only real evidence left
behind may have been a child's report card. Investigators
said a whit e male gained entry to the closed convenience
store by hurling a cinder block through the north door.
He removed cash from a drawer under the counter as
well as several lottery tickets.
He went to the customer side of the counter and
removed the cash register. A cigarette butt and a child's
report card were found in the parking lot. The two items
were in a position, that would have been directly outside
the driver's side door of the offender's vehicle. Police
believe the items may have fallen out of the thief's
vehicle.
Shelter resident arrested for drugs
William Charles Wilson, 37,15109 Rooster Crow
Road, Inglis, was arrested by Inglis police at 11:47 p.m.,
June 7 on a charge of parole violation. He was found at
Jesus Is Ministries, Inglis. When searching Wilson for
weapons after his arrest, Inglis police officers found a
red wallet in a zippered pouch that contained two clear
plastic baggies filled with a white-yellowish powder
officers identified as methamphetamine. Wilson was
arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine
and possession of a prescription medication without a
prescription.
Other Inglis Police arrests include:
Shawn E. B. Mashburn, 56, Inglis, at 7:39 p.m.,
June 10, on a charge of driving under the influence -first
offense.
Marjorie A. Leonhardt, 67, 143 N. Hawthorne,
Ave., Inglis, at 1:35 a.m., June 8 on a charge of driving
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"People remember going to Chiefland. Their kids have s
for our visitors."
And for the home folks as well. The economicinput of tl
teams of players, coaches and family members is substanti
"On the last day there was almost 150-200 people there,'"'
just how much comes into the community and how much eff
The businesses, in turn, do their part in making the week
"I had sponsors who helped me out by giving me coupons
Bell's Restaurant was a tremendous support."
The state provides trophies for the champions and runners
sponsors, every participating player received anAll-Star pinto
by the city of Chiefland, and you have a team effort that the
proud of, Goins added.
"The city was absolutely wonderful this year," she said.'
clean, and they were there when we needed them. We did nol
Weatherford credited Goins for putting on an outstanding s
his fine work, and for entrusting her with the responsibilities
Vice President Jimmy Anderson, for working tirelessly behind
"We just could not have done this without him," Goins sa
the fields to just being there for the support. Anything I need
When she was not working behind the scenes to make su
occasional glimpse at the baseball being displayed on the fiel
highlight of the weekend.
"I just can't say enough about the five- and six-year-olds pI
"It is just amazing that these coaches have taught them to pla
If (when) the tournament comes back to Chiefland in 2009
a glimpse of the youngsters at play.
"If the people in our community have never attended the
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Chiefland players rest in dugout while waiting to bat.


much fun here. The things we do are very spectacular

e annual tournament to the local community with 22
1, he added.
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,ct we have on the businesses in town."
ad a great one, Goins said.
for better deals for the teams," she said. "Ryan Bell, of

-up, and this year, because of a number of Levy County
put on his or her shirt. Throw in significant contributions
local community and the region as a whole can be

They helped us in so many ways. They kept our fields
even have to call they were just there."
how. Goins returned the favor, thanking Weatherford for
of director. They both applauded the efforts of CAAA
d the scenes.
id. "He was just.a tremendous help, from taking care of
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d. To her, the level of play was astounding, andwas the

lying the level of ball these kids were playing," she said.
y at that level."
, she said, the local community should come out and get

tournament, they are missing something fantastic," she


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OBITUARIES


JOHN DAVID CLARK
John David Clark, 45, passed away at his home in
Chiefland on June 14.
He moved here from Cedar Falls, Iowa in
1993. He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed
woodworking as a hobby. He was also a pastor of the
Agape Christian Church of Old Town for three years.
John was preceded in death by his brother, Steven
Clark.
John is survived by sons Jacob Clark, Josiah
Clark, and Jarred Clark, all of Cedar Falls, Iowa;
daughters, Jennifer Zeck of Waterloo, Iowa and April
Clark of Cedar Falls, Iowa; step-sons, Steve Clark
and Doug Clark, both of Old Town; a grandchild,
Tristen Zeck; his parents, William and Marilyn Clark
of Old Town; brother, Daniel Clark of Newberry;
and sisters, Susan Peyton of Bradenton and Jamie
Estevez of Cross City.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.

ANN DAVIS MEADOWS
Ann Davis Meadows, 75, of High Springs passed
away June 15 at Ayers Health and Rehab in Trenton.
Born in Hurricane, W.Va. to Edward and Verna
Davis, she moved to this area from Putnam County
in 2006.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-
law, Mark and Rose Meadows of High Springs;


a daughter, Mika Meadows of Portsmouth, N.HI.;
two sisters, Maxine Sitiith of Bowling Green, Ky.,
and Vada Morton of Culloden, W.Va.; a brother,
Bill Davis of Florissant, Colo.; two grandchildren,
Jennifer Meadows of Corpus Christie, Texas, and
Matthew Meadows of Aubrey, Texas; and four
great-grandchildren, Reva, Avie, Mara and Maya
Meadows, all of Texas.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland.

CHARLES EUGENE JOHNSON
Charles Eugene Johnson, 86, of Fanning Springs
died on June 10 after a long illness.
Charles was born in Lawrenceville, I11. on June
11, 1921. He served his country during WWII in the
U.S. Marine Corps League.
Mr. Johnson moved to Fanning Springs in 2007
from Eustis. He was a retired lead mechanic for
Eastern Airlines and lived in the Miami area for
many years. He enjoyed RVing, traveling and making
trailers. His time with his family gave him the most
enjoyment in life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor
Ruth Johnson, and parents, Charles and Effie Mae
Johnson.
He is survived by his children, Charles Eldon and
Leslie Johnson of Fanning Springs, Phillip Eugene
and Monica Johnson of Melbourne, and Gregory
Martin Johnson of Miami; nine grandchildren and


two great-grandchildren.'
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial
was Wednesday at Lawrenceville Cemetery in
Lawrenceville, Ill. Arrangements were under the care
of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.

STANLEY REED HORSLEY
Mr. Stanley Reed Horsley of Old Town passed
away June 15 at Shands atAGH. He was 55.
Born in Tampa, he moved to Old Town in 1987
where he owned and operated Linda's Aquatic Plants
with his wife. His hobby was fishing.
His brother, Melvin Horsley, preceded him in
death.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Horsley
of Old Town; daughters, Stacey Lee of Chiefland,
Sharon Buchanan (Kenneth), Jennie Horsley and
Charlene Horsley, all of Old Town; mother, Rosanna
McGahee of Old Town; brothers, Arlin Horsley of
Tampa and David Wells of Old Town; sisters, Mattie
Williams of Ocala, Arline Suggs of Chiefland, Ann
VanHoose of Old Town and Vivian McBride of
SBrooksville; and 13 grandchildren.'
A memorial service was held Wednesday at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
Cecil Hysmith officiating.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.


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Levy County Journal LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


Four years ago when 1
thought 1 was ready to retire, .
1 moved to Levy County .
up from St. Lucie County.
1 chose the area between





traffic conditions were very thin Sports Editor
halfway between Williston and
Bronson on Highway 27A. Those were two small
towns that were away from the hustle and bustle of
the fastest growing city in the United States, where
I had lived for four straight years.
I remembered when I was a kid, way back
before Interstate 75 was completed, that U.S. 41
was the route my parents took each summer from
Evansville, Ind. toward Tampa. We would get off
U.S. 41 north of Tampa and go west on State Road
54 to U.S. 19, and continue south to Tarpon Springs
where my cousins lived. That was a long time ago,
but this area still seemed like the place my wife and
I wanted to move to.
The area seemed quiet and peaceful, and everyone
we met was extremely neighborly and friendly.
After buying the property we finally had
everything just right and we moved in. I retired
from the St Lucie County Traffic Department.
At least I thought I was retired, until I began to
cover sporting events at the high schools.
This choice has proven to be most satisfying. The
young men and young ladies in the Levy Cpunty
schools are something that every parent in Levy
County should be proud of.
I have always thought there was way too much
written and talked about the 2 percent of kids today
who are just plain sorry, and never enough written
and talked about the 98 percent who are truly
great kids. The Levy County kids that I have.met,
followed their sports careers, and reported on their
progress for the last three years, all fall in the 98
percent category. Levy County schools are full of
some really great kids, whether they play sports or
not.
They are polite, courteous, respectable, and
well-mannered. I am sure this is because of their
.-.home life-and the high caliber of coaches, teachers
and faculty fiembers in the schools in Levy County
that I have been fortunate to meet, along with many
parents.
I just find it hard to believe there is no youth
entertainment and recreation facility of some kind
for the teenagers of this county to attend on evenings
and weekends. We all know there is no bowling
alley, and no skating rink. There is nothing for these
youth in the way of an entertainment or recreational
facility for teenagers in the entire county.
We have youth league sports of every kind for the
pre-teens in every city in the county. Some of these
youth leagues are for very young children. There
is a lot of money spent on these facilities for the
little ones, and that's fine. But when the little ones
become teenagers and don't or can't make a high
school sports team, they have no real entertainment
or recreation facility to attend. Levy County has
grown in leaps and bounds in just the last four
years. The graduating class numbers that used to be
25 or 30 kids now number a hundred or more each
year. School enrollments in Levy County seem to
go up every year. This is a sure sign this county is
continuing to grow.
It is my own opinion it is time that our elected
officials provide our high school teenage youth
with a county-wide teen center of some kind. Don't
leave this group out of planning and ignore them
because they can't vote.
I would think the parents who volunteer their
time and energy at the youth leagues with their pre-
teens, and little tykes, would continue to volunteer
at an entertainment and recreation facility as their
children grow up and beconie teenagers.
Every parent in Levy County should ask your
elected officials what there is in Levy County for
the 75 percent of the high school teenagers to do for
entertainment in the after-school hours, weekends,
and summer months if they do not play on a high
school sports team?


Even some churches in Levy County have
recognized the lack of any type facility for these
teens and some have youth group activities one
evening a week for their teenage church members.
Our elected officials should consider looking into
some type of entertainment and recreation facility
for all the teenage youth in Levy County. This age
group of Levy County citizens should not continue
to be ignored.
That, of course, is just my own opinion.


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A Ranch Rodeo participant herds cattle during action at the ranch last week.


Ranch Rodeo Summer Camp begins


Story and photos by Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor

Every Wednesday for 10 Wednesdays through the
summer months the Ranch Rodeo will be taking place at
Bud and Donna Sharp's Ranch in Levyville.
This is the fifth summer for this event that teaches
young cowboys and cowgirls the skills needed for the
different rodeo events and how a rodeo is operated.
There were 26 youngsters who came to the first of
10 rodeo camp events this past Wednesday. The kids
are divided into four classifications depending on
each individual's skill levels. They are pro, advanced,
intermediate and novice. Teams are then selected
consisting of all the different skill levels each week to
form teams. There are new teams formed each week,
giving all those in attendance a chance to be teamed with
different team members each week.
The events that all participants are involved in include
cattle penning, team roping, goat tying, barrel racing,
and pole bending.
Individual points are given to the team as well as each
team member on their progress and participation with
their team.
The Rodeo camp begins promptly at 9 a.m. and goes
till 4 p.m. each Wednesday. There are refreshments and
a lunch served to all the participants.
On the last Wednesday there will be an awards banquet
held. This year the awards will be all individual awards.
This will take place on Aug. 13, at the ranch.
It is not too late for others to come and join in the fun
and excitement each Wednesday at the Ranch Rodeo.
The Levy County Journal will be sure to have the
individual results and awards given at the conclusion of
this year's Ranch Rodeo Camp.
Contact Donna Sharp at (352) 493-9914 for further
information.


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Williston grad on Team Florida softball


Porter


Story and photo by Steve Jarboe
Sports Editor

Heather Porter has been spending her
weeks after graduation playing softball as a
member of Team Florida.
Team Fla. is made up of 12 of the best
softball players in North Central Florida.
The team is based out of Clearwater, and
has traveled to Tallahassee, Plant City, and
finished their games at Auburndale this past
weekend in the Sunshine Tournament.
Porter has been sharing time at both first
base and catcher for the team and her bat has
also been busy.
In the championship game against the
Tampa Mustangs, the team played on a
field that had a 225 foot fence instead of
the normal 200 foot fence. With the bases


loaded Porter blasted a 220 foot shot that
. was caught by the Mustangs center fielder
saving the victory for the Mustangs.
Porters coach Matt Leyshoue said after
the game, "I really felt bad for Heather. She
hit a shot off a very good pitcher, and it
would have cleared the regulation 200 foot
fence by 20 feet."
Team Florida, by finishing second in
the Sunshine Tournament, has earned a
berth to play in the National Tournament in
Normal, 111. the first week in August.
Porter will be off to Central Florida
Community College June 26 to begin
summer classes before starting her
college softball career. She received a full
scholarship from the Patriots. Barring any
conflicts in scheduling, Porter will also be
playing for the national team.


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14 June 19, 2008


Levy County Journal


Cedar Key Lions reflect on past year, induct new officers

Cedar Key Lions club members met and dined over
delicious soup, salad, seafood delicacies and deserts at
the Island Hotel Restaurant for their annual new officers
induction dinner June 10.
Outgoing Lions Club President Mike Day inducted
incoming President Rory Brennan, Vice President Bob
SRobertson, Secretary Jackie Gorman, Treasurer John
..'*. Hollandsworth, and Directors Maurice Hendrix, Betty
,,Asbury, and Roland Senecal.
S. ,Committee Chairmen and coordinators for the coming
-year include: Bulletin Editor Judy Duvall; Hospitality
.. Jennie Pinto; Entertainment Anna White; Festivals -
n i E r m at. .s Maurice Hendrix & Roland Senecal; Graphics/Webmaster
Dick Martens; Membership Bob Robertson; PR
Rory Brennan; Tail Twister Betty Asbury; Vision
Sarah Cardona and Kathy Day; Scholarship/Youth
Interaction Heath Davis; Hearing Aid Roland Senecal;
Seafood Festival Parade Billie Carlton; and Adopt-A-
Highway Gina Montgomery
Day recapped the year's milestones and achievements,
including the reintegration of the Cedar Key Lioness into
the Cedar Key Lions club, organizing the Food in the
n ... *Park and music for the Seafood and Arts Festivals, the
Seafood Festival Parade; providing $10,000 in support
of the school playground; and awarding two $1,000
scholarships.
The Cedar Key Lions Club also sponsored several
cataract surgeries, paid for exams and eyeglasses for
people in need of vision care and recycled hundreds of
used eyeglasses donated by community members. Lions
also pitched in to build a handicapped access ramp
Some of the new Cedar Key Lions Club officers inducted at Tuesday's dinner at Cedar Key's Island Hotel for a home-bound resident and committed to Adopt-a-
included Rory Brennan, President; Betty Asbury, Director;John Hollandsworth, Treasurer; Jackie Gorman, Highway's quarterly clean-up of two miles of Route 24
Secretary; Mike Day, outgoing President; and Maurice Hendrix, Director. Not pictured are Bob Robertson, entering town. (Story andphoto, courtesy, Cedar Key
Vice President; and Roland Senecal, Director. Lions Club.)


Fanning Springs welcomes businesses, journalists


By Velma Poole
Executive Secretary
Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce had a
very good meeting last month at the 19/98 Grill in Fanning
Springs, with a good number of persons attending.
We are still looking for some volunteers to come in for
a few hours through the week to answer the phone and
assist people seeking information. Anyone interested is
asked to contact the Chamber office.
Welcome to Mary Ann McQueen, Tri County Rental
& Sales, Turning Point Ministry, Fanning Springs Ice
Co., Fanning Springs Storage,. and Allen Luzader
Construction, who have recently joined the chamber.
We hope you all will find time to come to some of our
happenings.
President Becky Sanford and Executive Secretary
Velma Poole visited Deke's Steakhouse on County Road
346, which is between Fanning Springs and Chiefland.
Becky also visited A-WYRE Communications in
Fanning Springs, next to Huckleberry's, and then Becky
and Velma visited with Chompers Drive Thru in Fanning
Springs. They brought a welcome basket filled with
goodies donated by some of our member businesses.
These are all new businesses in our community and we


wanted to welcome them to our community.
The Chamber helped host a group of journalists to
visit, explore and learn about the springs in the area and
what the area offers in places to visit and enjoy. They
were from various areas of Florida and Georgia and plan
to do news articles in various papers and magazines,
which will be a great way to promote the Tri County area.
They were treated to breakfast at Homestead Restaurant
and Huckleberry's Bar B Que, lunch at the 19/98 Grill,
and dinner at the Lighthouse Restaurant and Petrello's.
They enjoyed visiting Manatee Springs, Dakota
Winery, Fort Fanning Historical Park, a boat trip up the
Suwannee River to Hart Springs, and then going to the
Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe in Trenton before having
dinner at Petrello's. They spent two nights in the cabins
at Fanning Springs State Park.
Saying farewell to our area, they continued to Ginnie
Springs, and other springs in Columbia, Hamilton,
Suwannee, Madison, and Leon Counties.
The area chambers and Pure Water Wilderness are
working on plans for the 3rd Annual Tourism Summit
that will be held Aug. 26th at the Pine Grove Baptist
Church. The past two years we have had a very good
turnout for this informative event and look forward to
having you and your colleagues join us again this year.
Watch for additional plans in this newspaper.


Happy 50th Golden Anniversary

from your kids, grandkids, and

great grandkids.

The ones who have passed,

and the ones yet to come.

Love you -- Jeanette


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Log CaOin Quilters
Log Cabin Quilters met June 12, at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. Many crafts are being worked on as well as the
quilts in the frames.
The drawing for the Log Cabin Watermelon Quilt was
unbelievable. There were over 600 tickets in the box they had
been mixed up several times. The quilt was taken to the stage
and held by a young man and a young lady. Lisa the emcee
asked the lady to pick a ticket. She mixed the tickets and
finally pulled one out. When 1 called the name out, she said in
a loud voice "That's me!" She had pulled her own name out
and the best part was she is our 2008 Watermelon Queen who
lives in Sarasota. She will have to give her crown up next
year, but she will have her quilt for a lifetime. Her name is
Kaley Jo Harper and we were all so happy for her.
Greg and 10 boys were out Tuesday and we got so much
done. We moved all the fabric to the north porch so it will be
easier to get to. There are boxes full of beautiful fabric free,
so come and get it.
Lunch was so good with chicken & noodles, fried eggplant,
home grown tomatoes, potatoes, rice, brownies, cup cakes,
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I was running through
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a building that was in the
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S said a guy named Shape was
himself. After I went up into
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mysteries.
"The Story ofMy Life," by
Helen Keller is non-fiction. I
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saying by touching their lips,:
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2008-CP-000015
Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WAYNE MICHAEL JONES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of WAYNE MICHAEL
JONES, deceased, whose date
of death was March 16, 2007;
File Number 3 8-2008-CP-
000015, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 610,
Bronson, FL 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
. All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF


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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 PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is: June 12, 2008.
Personal Representative
BRENDA TRAXLER PROCTOR
747 NW 148th Terrace
Newberry, FL 32669


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DEREK. B. ALVAREZ,
ESQUIRE k
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS -ALVAREZA
Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile; (813) 254-5222
Pub.: June 12,; 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008-CP-000107
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETSY ANN MEIZELIS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of Betsy Ann Meizelis, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was April 9, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 355 S. Court
St., Bronson, FL 32621. The
names and addresses of the


I SURPLUS PROPERTY AUCTION I
ITEMS FROM SCHOOL 80ARD OF LEVY COUNTY, SHERIFF'S OFFICE,
AND LEVY COUNTY 8OARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH AT 9 AM
AT THE LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPOT.
IN BRONSON ON US 27-A
Items to be auctioned include:
(1) '98 1H 26-passenger bus with lift & A/C *
(5) '93 IH 66-passenger buses
(5) '92 Ford 66-passenger buses
(3) '91 IH 66-passenger buses i
Pick-ups, trucks, dump trucks, cars, trailers, office
furniture and equipment and MUCH MORE!
TERMS: CASH OR CHECKS WITH BANK LETTER OF GUARANTEE, VISA, MASTERCARD.
INSPECTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, 9 AM 4 PM
ELROD AUCTIONS
904-699-7067
AU2214/AB1690
Ik ii i iDA


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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. .
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 12, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Peggy Jean Page
1 Live Oak Dr.
Inglis, FL 34449
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
H. Michael Evans, Esquire
Attorney for Peggy Jean Page
Florida Bar No. 251674
20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, FL 34431
Telephone: (352) 489-2889
Fax: (352) 489-0852
Pub.: June 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2008-CP-00043

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DAVID JOHN URSO a/k/a
DAVID CHARLES URSO a/k/a
TERRY C. BRUNNER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of David John Urso a/k/a
David Charles Urso a/k/a Terry
C. Brunner, deceased, File
Number 38-2008-CP-00043, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Levy County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 355 South Court Street, Bron-
son, Florida 32621. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set, forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER 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, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their


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claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is June 12, 2008.

Attorney and Personal
Representative
RONALD W. STEVENS P.A.
RONALD W. STEVENS
FLORIDA BAR NO: 777470
PO BOX 1444
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
(352) 486-3039
Pub.: June 12, 19, 26 & July 3,
2008.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
D.A.M. Properties, LLP, Com-
mercial Division, d/b/a L&L Stor-
age, pursuant to the provisions
of the Florida Self Storage Fa-
cility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801, et
sec.), hereby gives notice of sale
under said Act, to wit: On June
27, 2008, at L&L Storage, 2990
N.E'.': 200thli AVerue, Williston,
Florida, D.A.M. Properties, LLP,
Commercial Division, by and
through its agent, will conduct a
sale at 9:00 a.m. by sealed bids
to the highest bidder. Bids to
be opened by Noon with view-
ing from 9:00 a.m. until Noon for
the contents of the storage bay
or .bays rented by the following
person/persons:
Maxine Tucker
P.O.Box 132
Williston, FL 32696

Rex Liberman
P.O. Box 235
Orange Lake, FL 32681

Patrice Byrd
P.O. Box 1553
Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Consists of household, per-
sonal, or miscellaneous items,
stored at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E.
200th Avenue, Williston, Florida.
Owner reserves the right to bid
and refuse or reject any and all
bids. The Sale is being made to
satisfy a statutory lien. The pub-
lic is invited to attend.
Dated June 9, 2008
L&L Storage
2990 N.E. 200th Avenue
Williston, Florida 32696
(352) 528-6179
Sale Date: June 27, 2008
Pub.: June 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR LEVY COUNTY
CASE NO. 2007-CA-001286
ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC. A
CALIFORNIA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACK RANDALL MCKINLEY
et. al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 2, 2008,
and entered in Case No. 2007
CA 001286, of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in
and for Levy County, Florida,
wherein ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC. A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION, is a Plaintiff
and JACK RANDALL MCKIN-
LEY; KIMBERLY W. MCKIN-
LEY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are
the Defendants. I will sell to


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the highest and best bidder for
cash at Front Lobby of the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 Court
Street, Bronson, Florida 32621,
at 11:00 a.m. on July 7, 2008,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 2 & 4, BLOCK 15, 3RD
ADDITION TO BRONSON
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 61 &
62, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
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
pendendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
(Court Seal) By: Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 2nd day of June,
2008

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should, not later
than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's dis-
ability coordinator at (352) 486-
5315, PO Box 310; Bronson,
FL 32621. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771
via Florida Relay System.
Pub.: June 12, 19, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR LEVY COUNTY
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-00172
SECURED CAPITAL FINANCE,
INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
THOMAS ABLEMAN et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS'HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 2, 2008,
and entered in Case No. 38-
2008-CA-000172, of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Levy County, Flor-
ida, wherein SECURED CAPI-
TAL FINANCE, INC., is a Plain-
tiff and THOMAS C. ABLEMAN;
KAHLA ABLEMAN, UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2 are the Defendants. .
will sell to the highest and best
. bidder for cash at Front Lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse,
355 Court Street, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621, at 11:00 a.m. on July
7, 2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT "A"
Commence at the Southwest
Corner of the SW % of the SE
Y of Section 34, TOWNSHIP
16 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST;
thence North 00004'00" West,
400.00 feet; thence East 25 feet
to the Point of Beginning:

From said Point of Begin-
ning, run .North 00004'00"
West, 144.61 feet; thence
North 89031'00" East, 631.05
feet; thence South 4703'00"
East, 252 feet; thence South
5020'00" West, 122.00 feet;
thence North 2542'10" West,
110.98 feet; thence West 673.04
feet to the Point of Beginning.

All being situate in the SE %
of SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP
16 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST,
Levy County, Florida

Property Address: 19971 SE
115thAve., Inglis, FL 34449

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 rmiust file a claim within
60 days after the sale.


Dated
2008.


DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of Court
By:Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
this 2nd day of June,


In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a reasonable ac-
commodation to participate in
this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's dis-
ability coordinator at (352) 486-
5315, PO Box 310, Bronson,


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LEGAL NOTICES


Levy County Journal


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FL 32621. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771
via Florida Relay System.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.

Attorneys for the Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
Pub.: June 12, 19, 2008
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-176
THE CIT GROUP/SALES
FINANCING, INC.,
1400 Turbine Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Plaintiff,
vs.
HUBERT HODGE, LAWANA
C. JIMINEZ, and any and all
unknown spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors or
other claimants, claiming by,
through, under or against said
Defendants and 'all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under
or against said Defendants, and
all claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate under
the above named or described
Defendants, or parties claiming
to have any right, title or inter-
est in and to the lands hereafter
described,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: HUBERT HODGE and any
and all unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors
or other claimants, claiming by,
through, under or against said
Defendants and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under
or against said Defendants, and
all claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate under
the above named or described
Defendants, or parties claiming
to have any right, title or inter-
est in and to the lands hereafter
described
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
a civil action has been filed
against you in the Circuit Court,
County of Levy, State of Florida,
to foreclose certain real property
described as follows:

A PORTION OF LOT 38,
BLOCK A, MANATEE FARMS
ESTATE UNITNO. 1 ,ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
FILED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT, GO NORTH, 259.68
FEET; THEN WEST, 249.55
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
EAST LINE OF TRACT DEED-
ED TO PAUL CLEMANS ON
JANUARY 22, 1975 AND RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 71, PAGE 204
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THEN SOUTH, 261.91 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO SOUTH
LINE OF LOT, THEN, 249.54
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN, 2000 PIONEER HOME,
VIN #PH1914GA17171AB.

You are required to file a writ-
ten response with the Court and
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Timothy


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D. Padgett, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 2810 Reming-
ton Green Circle, Suite A, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32308, at least
thirty (30) days from the date of
first publication, and file the orig-
inal with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.

Dated this 6th day of June,
2008.
CLERK OF COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Timothy D. Padgett, Esq.
Timothy D. Padgett, P.A.
2810 Remington Green Circle,
Suite A
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-2520 (phone)
(850) 422-2567 (fax)
Pub.: June 12, 19, 2008
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-000560
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF'
TWO THOUSAND THREE
HUNDRED, THIRTY-THREE
DOLLARS ($2,333.00) US
CURRENCY

JOHNNY M. SMITH, JR.,
SHERIFF,
LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
Petitioner,

NAOMI FELECIAADAMS,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NAOMI FELECIAADAMS
P. 0. BOX 1238
CHIEFLAND, FLORIDA 32626
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for Forfei-
ture has been filed by the Levy
County Sheriffs Office in Levy
County, Florida; and you are
required to serve a copy of your
answer or other pleading on the
Plaintiff's Attorney Ronald W.
Stevens, Esquire, at Post Of-
fice Box 1444, Bronson, Florida
32621, and file the original an-
swer or pleading in the office of
the Clerk of the above named
Court on or before the 18th day
of July, 2008.
IF YOU FAILTO DO
SO, judgment by default will be
taken against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand
and official seal, this 6th day of
June, 2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
P. O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: June 12, 19, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2008-CP-000090
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT KENNEDY
ARNOLD, JR., a/k/a ALBERT
K. ARNOLD, JR.,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that
an Order of Summary Adminis-
tration has been entered in the
estate of ALBERT KENNEDY
ARNOLD, JR., a/k/a ALBERT K.
ARNOLD, JR., deceased, File
Number 38-2008-CP-000090,
by the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.
0. Drawer 610, Bronson, Florida
32621; that the decedent's date
of death was January 26, 2008;
that the total value of the estate
is $132,927.67 (including home-


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stead property) and that the
names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:

Name and Address
Allen D. Arnold
P.O. Box 2261
Crystal River, FL 34423

Terry P. Arnold
P.O. Box 728
Inglis, FL 34449

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors'of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in the
Order of Summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WITH BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 12, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
ALLEN D. ARNOLD
P.O. Box 2261
Crystal River, FL 34423
Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
LEWIS E. DINKINS
LEWIS E. DINKINS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 019741
201 NE 8thAvenue
Ocala, Florida 34470
(352) 622-4176
Pub.: June 12, 19, 2008

NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER VACATING
PUBLIC ROAD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, will con-
sider at its regularly scheduled
meeting on July 8, 2008, at 9:00
a.m., or as soon thereafter as
it may be heard,,.in.the County
Commission Room in the Levy
County Courthouse, Bronson,
Florida, the vacation, abandon-
ment and closing of the follow-
ing described roadway: A por-
tion of NW 56th Street located
within Country Walk Estates,
Unit Two, a subdivision recorded
at Plat Book 7, Page 44 of the
Public Records of Levy County,
Florida, located in Section 27,
Township 12 South, Range 14
East, Levy County, Florida, from
the west right-of-way line of NW
26th Avenue westward 605.84
feet to the boundary of such
subdivision.
Any persons interested in be-
ing heard concerning the vaca-
tion, abandonment and closing
of the above-described road-
way is encouraged to attend the
meeting.
W. S. Yearty
Chair, Board of County
Commissioners
Pub.: June 19, 2008


NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER A FICTITIOUS
NAME

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, under the provi-
sion of Section 90-267, Florida
Statutes 1990, will register with
the Secretary of State, Division
of Corporations, P.O, Box 1300,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-
1300 upon publication of this
notice the fictitious name to wit:

MANATEE NURSERY

Under which he is engaged in
business in Levy County, Florida
that the party interested in said
business is:
Leland Lang
2226 N Young Blvd
Chiefland, FL 32626
Pub: June 119, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2008 CA 149
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. WHITE, et al.,
Defendant(s).,

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to' an Order or Final
Judgment Scheduling Foreclo-


Legal Notices

sure Sale entered on June 9,
2008 in this case now pending
in said Court, the style of which
is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the lobby
of LEVY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 355 SOUTH COURT
STREET, DRAWER 630, BRON-
SON, FL 32621, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 18th day of August, 2008,
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LAND REFERRED TO IN
THIS COMMITMENT IS DE-
SCRIBED A8 ALL THAT CER-
TAIN PROPERTY SITUATED
IN CITY OF CHIEFLAND IN
THE COUNTY OF LEVY,
AND STATE OF FL AND BE-
ING DESCRIBED IN A DEED
DATED 9/24/1996 AND RE-
CORDED 9/25/1996 IN BOOK
594, PAGE 777, AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF THE
COUNTY AND STATE SET
FORTH ABOVE, AND REFER-
ENCED AS FOLLOWS:

THE WEST % OF LOT 25,
BLOCK B, U.S. 19 NO.1 ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Tax ID Number: 07530-025-00
Folio #: 1022198.0000
Parcel No.: 14-11-14-07530-
025-00
a/k/a: 6571 Northwest 137 Av-
enue, Chiefland, Florida 32626

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS,
AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at LEVY County,
Florida, this 91" day of June,
2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP /s/
Clerk of Circuit Court
LEVY County, Florida
By: Gwen McEl oy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 610
Mia'ri, Floirida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
Pub.: June 19, 26, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2007-CA-1109
AMERIS BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.

'SUSAN A. HUMPHREYS, et


Defendantss.


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 Street, Bronson,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th
day of July, 2008, the following
described property:
Lot 160, FOREST PARK, UNIT
II, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page
27, Public Records of Levy
County, Florida. Together with
2001 Homes of Merit Serial #
FLMLCF1568-24636A/B

WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on June 9,
2008.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT (ADA) NOTICE
Individuals with disabilities
needing a reasonable accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Court Administrators Office, as
soon as possible, Telephone:
(352) 374-3648; or, if hear-
ing impaired, 1-800-955-8771
(TTD); or 1-800-955-8770 (V),
via Florida Relay Service.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
DALE G. WESTLING, SR.,
ESQUIRE
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 356-2341
Attorney for Plaintiff
Pub.: June 19, 26, 2008

NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicle will be
sold at public auction, free 6f all
prior liens, per Fl Stat 713.78
at 10:00 AM on July 3, 2008 at
Lienor's address.


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; BENEFICIAL
FLORIDA, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,


G Legal Notices

No titles, as is, cash only.
92 Isuz 4S1CL11L8N4222569
Lienor: Bronson Lube Inc
555 N Hathaway Ave
Bronson FL 32621
Phone: 352-486-2100
Interested parties, contact:
State Filing Service, Inc.
(772) 595-9555
Pub.: June 19, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-
000214
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARRELL J. REYNOLDS, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DARRELL J. REYNOLDS
Last Known Address:
15150 NW 76th Court
Trenton, FL 32693

Current Address: UNKNOWN

MARIBEL M. REYNOLDS
Last Known Address:
15150 NW 76th Court
Trenton, FL 32693

Current Address: UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH-
ER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
Last Known Address: UN-
KNOWN
Current Address: UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
LEVY County, Florida:
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 7,
CIRCLE K RANGE S/D UNIT
NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 11,
PUBLIC, RECORDS OF LEVY,
COUNTY, FLORIDA

TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME LOCAT-
ED THEREON, SERIAL NUM-
BER FLHMLCF156824401A
AND FLHMLCF156824401 B.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within
30 days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida Default
Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite
300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
petition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two consec-
utive weeks in the Levy County
Journal.
Witness my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 11th day of
June, 2008.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk bf Court
By: Gwen McEIroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: June 19, 26, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008 CA 00344
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

SCARLET J. SIMPSON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SCARLET J. SIMPSON; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY


Linda Brown
Bronson, Fl 32621

Laura Drysdale
PO Box 487
Bronson, Fl 32621


Unit 0127



Unit C090


Cara Lambert
75 SW 75th Street C-16
Gainesville, Fl 32607 Unit A006

Frank Martin
PO Box 1261 -
Wildwood, F1 34705 Unit B057

Terry Dale Mauldin
PO Box 1064
Williston, Fl 32696 UnitA015

Nicole Pitts
5740 NE 103rd Road
Bronson, Fl 32621 Unit B063
Robin Smith
11391 NE 100th Terrace
Archer, Fl 32618 Unit C096

Sandra Tapia
425 Squire Drive
Gainesville, Fl 32607 Unit B049
The units consist of household
items, personal items and mis-
cellaneous merchandise stored
at Bronson Self Storage located
at 839 E Hathaway Ave, Bron-
son, FL 32621.
Low bids may not be accepted
as this salt: is being held to sat-
isfy a statutory lien..
Dated: June 17, 2008.
Bronson Self Storage
Dona S Potter
PO Box 1705
839 E Hathaway Ave
Bronson, Fl 32621
Phone: 352-486-2121
Fax: 352-486-2101
Sale Date: Saturday July
12, 2008 promptly begins at.
10:00am
Dates to be Published: June 19,
26, 2008


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OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause,
in the Circuit Court of Levy
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Levy County,
Florida, described as:
LOTS 6, 7, 26 AND 27, BLOCK
10, B&R SUBDIVISION UNIT
NO. 5, according to the plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 26, of the Pub-
lic Records of Levy County,
Florida.
a/k/a: 4485 NE 141st Ave
Williston, FL 32696

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the lobby
of the Levy County Courthouse,
Court Street, Bronson, FL at
11:00 a.m., on July 7, 2008.

DATED THIS 9TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2008.

Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Witness my hand and seal of
this court on the 9h day of June,
2008.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Con-
suegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

In accordance with theAmerican
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) 955-8771 or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Flor-
ida Relay Service.
Pub.: June 19, 26, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Donla Pqtter d/b/a/ Bronson
Self Storage, pursuant to the
provisions of the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (FSS 83.801
et sec.) hereby gives notice of
the sale under said act to wit:
On July 12, 2008-at Bronson
Self Storage, 839 East Hathaway
Ave, Bronson, FI 32621, Dona
Potter or her agent will conduct
a sale at 10:00 am by sealed
bids to the highest bidder. Bids
to be opened at 12:00 pm for the
contents of the unit(s) rented by
the following personss:








Levy County Journal


LEGAL NOTICES


June 19,8 19


NOTICE OF FILING ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT APPLICATION FOR SITE CERTIFICATION FOR THE PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA
LEVY NUCLEAR PROJECT TO BE LOCATED IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES TO BE LOCATED IN
LEVY, CITRUS, MARION, SUMTER, LAKE, HERNANDO, PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH AND POLK COUNTIES


1. Application number PA08-51 for certification to authorize construction
and operation of a 2200-megawatt (MW) (nominal) nuclear electrical
generating facility and associated electrical transmission lines and
substations, access roads, a rail line and water pipelines was filed by
Progress Energy Florida (PEF) with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP) on June 2, 2008. The Project is known
as the Levy Nuclear Project (Project). The Project Site in Levy County and
the location of the proposed associated transmission lines and other as-
sociated facilities are shown on the accompanying map. PEF is seeking"
certification of the entire Project under the Florida Electrical Power Plant
Siting Act (PPSA or Act). The case is now pending before the Florida
Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Case No. 08-002727-EPP
prior to final action by the Florida governor and Cabinet, pursuant to the
.Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, Chapter 403, Part II, Florida
Statutes (F.S.).
2. Progress Energy Florida's Levy Nuclear Project's two electrical
generating units and related facilities will be located in Levy County,
Florida. The Levy project power plant site is comprised of approximately
3,105 acres and has not been previously certified for power generation.
The Levy project site is located about seven miles inland from the Gulf
of Mexico and eight miles north of the company's Crystal River Energy
Complex in Citrus County.
3. The Levy Nuclear Project application also seeks certification to
approve the location of corridors for the construction, operation and
maintenance of the following transmission lines (which are shown on
the accompanying map):
(a) Levy North Line: a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line at the Levy
Nuclear Plant site, approximately 375 feet in length;
(b).Levy South Line: a 69-kV transmission line at the Levy Nuclear Plant
site, approximately 4.5 miles in length;
(c) Citrus 1 and 2 Lines: two 500-kV transmission lines from the Levy
Nuclear Plant site to the proposed Citrus Substation, approximately
7 miles in length;
(d) Sumter Line: a 500-kV transmission line from the Levy Nuclear Plant
site to the proposed Central Florida South Substation, approximately 59
miles in length;
(e) Crystal River Line: a 500-kV transmission line from the Levy Nuclear
Plant site to the Crystal River Energy Complex switchyard, approximately
14 miles in length;
(f) Crystal River East Line: two 230-kV transmission lines from the
proposed Citrus Substation to the Crystal River East Substation,
approximately 2.7 miles in length;
(g) Brookridge Line: a 230-kV transmission line from the Crystal River
Energy Complex switchyard to Brookridge Substation, approximately 38
miles in length;
(h) Brooksville West Line: a 230-kV transmission line from the Brookridge
Substation to the Brooksville West Substation, approximately 3 miles in
length; and
(i) Kathleen Line: a 230-kV transmission line from Polk to Hillsborough to
Pinellas counties, approximately 50 miles in length.
The proposed transgmission'line corridors'may' Tross the"folloovlh
be 'ocal goM@i-fnet]burisdictioh.-Levy, 'itrUs arism,&a n, La'R
-Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk Counties and the cities of
Inglis, Wildwood, Leesburg, Oldsmar, Plant City and Tampa. PEF is also
seeking certification for a rail line from Dunhellon in Marion County to
the Levy Nuclear Plant site in Levy County and water pipelines to
connect the Levy Nuclear Plant site to the Cross Florida Barge Canal and
to the PEF Crystal River Energy Complex in Levy and Citrus counties.
4. The Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (Sections 403.501
-403.518, F.S.), under which'the Project application has been filed,
involves several procedural steps. Various state, regional and local agen-
cies are reviewing the application for site certification and preparing
reports on the Project. Levy County, the local government where the
plant will be located; will be issuing its determination on the
consistency of the Project site with existing land use plans and zoning
ordinances. Once specific electrical substation sites are identified for the
Citrus substation and the Central Florida South substation, Citrus County,
the local government where the proposed Citrus substation will be
located, and the City of Wildwood, the City of Leesburg, Sumter County.
and/or Lake County, the local governments where the proposed Central
Florida South substation could be located, will also be issuing their
determinations on the consistency of the substation sites with existing
land use plans and zoning ordinances that were in effect on the date the
application was filed. Additional public notice of the local government
land use determinations will be provided. A land use and zoning hearing
will be held if any of those determinations are disputed. The FDEP will
prepare a Project Analysis that will contain copies of studies and reports
prepared by-the revievving agencies, the recommendation of the
department as to the disposition of the application for site certification
and any proposed conditions of certification. A certification hearing will
be held in approximately eight months at a location in proximity to the
Levy Nuclear Plant site and possibly other locations along the transmis-
sion line corridors unless the parties to this proceeding agree that there
are no disputed issues of fact or law to be raised at the certification
hearing. If held, the final site certification hearing will be conducted by
an administrative law judge from DOAH. A notice stating the date, time
and location of the certification hearing will be published in this
newspaper at least 65 days before the date set for the hearing. The
Administrative Law Judge will receive testimony and evidence from the
parties and the public at the certification hearing. If timely requested by
a local government, a public hearing where members of the public may
testify to relevant facts and subject to cross-examination and rebuttal by
all parties shall be held in each county through which the transmission
line corridors pass as part of the certification hearing; however, the
public should be aware that the majority of the testimony and evidence
in the case will be heard at the centrally located certification hearing.
After the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge will issue a
recommended order for consideration by the Siting Board, consisting
of Florida's governor and Cabinet, which will render the final decision
whether to grant certification for the Project under the PPSA. If no
certification hearing is required, final action on the application for site
certification will be taken by the FDEP Secretary.
5. The Application for Site Certification is available for public inspection
during normal business hours at the addresses listed below:
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Office of Siting Coordination
Cindy Mulkey
2600 Blair Stone Road


Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
(850-245-8002)
www.dep.state.fl.us/siting/highlights/applicationjin.process.htm


Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Northeast District Office Popos.d
Attention: Chris Kirts L neCorridor
7825 Baymeadows Way Prefred Co
Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590 .-- |
(904-807-3300)
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Central District Office -'
Attention: Jim Bradner .
3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 232
Orlando, FL 32803-3767
(407-894-7555)

Progress Energy Florida
299 First Avenue N., PEF-903 -'.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 -
Available during business hours -
Call 888-840-0014 for appointment
Coastal Region Public Library ,
(Citrus County)
8619 W. Crystal Street
Crystal River, FL 34428, ''
A.F Knotts Public Library (Levy County)
11 56th Street
Yankeetown, FL 34498 /
Hernando County Public Library ". ../__
238 Howell Avenue *- /
Brooksville, FL 34601 /
Marion County Public Library.
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. --
Ocala, FL 34470
Sumter County Library System
910 N. Main Street, Suite 225
Bushnell, FL 33513
Lake County Library
314 N. New Hampshire Avenue
Tavares, FL 32778 i
Progress Energy Florida I .
8200 W. Venable Street ICM ?I f
Crystal River, FL 34429
Available during business hours
Call 888-840-0014 for appointment
6. FDEP and other state, regional and local agencies will be studying the,
application, preparing reports and making recommendations on the
Project. Interested persons should review the application and bring any
matters of concern to the attention of the appropriate agency and PEF as
soon as possible. Information regarding the appropriate contact persons
in the reviewing agencies may be obtained from Cindy Mulkey at the
Department of Environmental Protection, whose'contact information is
listed above. 0
7. For each of the transmission line corridors listed in paragraph 3 above
(except the J.e.,, FrJolh and Lev South LinesJisted in subparagraphs (?w.. 1..
and (b) above),'c'i,'id.Ir,'tTi'y be giveiih th pT bdr ding to coffit-W')
alternate to the routes preferred by PEF These alternate corridors may
be proposed by persons other than the applicant and may suggest an
alternate route for portions or all of PEF's transmission line corridors. To
propose an alternate corridor, persons must request to become a party to
the proceedings (see paragraph 8 below), and then must file a notice of
proposed alternate corridor with the Administrative Law Judge pursuant
to Section 403.5064(4), ES., all parties, and any local governments in the
jurisdiction of which the alternate is proposed, by no later than
September 11, 2008. The filing must include the most recent United
States Geological Survey 1:24000 quadrangle maps specifically
delineating the corridor boundaries, a description of the proposed
alternate corridor and a statement of the reasons the proposed alternate
should be certified. Each party proposing an alternate corridor shall have
the burden to provide the data necessary for the agencies listed in
Section 403.526(2), ES., to prepare a supplementary report, and the
burden of proof on the certifiability of the alternate corridor at the
certification hearing. See Section 403.5271, ES., for further information
and requirements.
8. Section 403.508(3), ES., provides:
(a) Parties to the proceeding shall be: Progress Energy Florida; the Public
Service Commission; the Department of Community Affairs; the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission; each water management district in
the jurisdiction of which the proposed power plant or associated facilities
are to be located; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; the
regional planning councils in the jurisdiction of which the proposed power
plant or associated facilities are to be located; the local governments in
'the jurisdiction of which the proposed power plant or associated facilities
are to be located; and the Department of Transportation.
(b) Any statutory party listed in paragraph (a), other than the FDEP or
PEF, may waive its right to participate in these proceedings. If any listed
party fails to file a notice of its intent to be a party on or before the 30th
day before the certification hearing, the statutory party is deemed to
have waived its right to be a party unless its participation would not
prejudice the rights of any party to the proceeding.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 120, ES., upon the filing with
the Administrative Law Judge of a notice of intent to be a party no later
than August 18,2008 (which is 75 days after the application was filed on
June 2, 2008), the following shall also be parties to the proceeding:
1. Any agency not listed in paragraph (a) as to matters within its
jurisdiction.
2. Any domestic nonprofit corporation or association formed, in whole
or in part, to promote conservation or natural beauty; to protect the
environment, personal health or other biological values; to preserve
historical sites; to promote consumer interests; to represent labor,
commercial or industrial groups; or to promote comprehensive
planning or orderly development of the area in which the proposed
electrical power plant is to be located.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), failure of an agency described in
subparagraph (c)1. to file a notice of intent to be a party within the time
provided herein shall constitute a waiver of the right of that agency to
participate as a party in the proceeding.
(e) Other parties may include any person, including those persons
enumerated in paragraph (c) above who have failed to timely file a
notice of intent to be a party, whose substantial interests are affected


and being determined by the proceeding and who timely file a motion to
intervene pursuant to Chapter 120, ES., and applicable rules.
Intervention pursuant to this paragraph may be granted at the discretion
of the designated Administrative Law Judge and upon such conditions
as he or she may prescribe any time prior to 30 days before the
commencement of the certification hearing.


Those wishing to intervene in this proceeding, unless appearing on their
own behalf, must be represented by an attorney or other person who
can be determined to be qualified to appear in administrative
proceedings pursuant to Chapter 120, ES., or Rule 28-106.106, Florida
Administrative Code.

(f) Any agency, including those whose properties or works are being
affected pursuant to Section 403.509(5), ES., shall be made a party upon
the request of the FDEP or PEE
9. When'appropriate-ffay person maybe given a8 porf6iity'-6 pre 6W
oral or written communications to the designated Adimii'rstrafive Lw "
Judge. If the designated Administrative Law Judge proposes to consider
such communications, then all parties shall be given an opportunity to
cross-examine or challenge or rebut such communications.
10. Any notice of intent to be a party, motion to intervene.or other
pleadings must be sent to: Honorable J. Lawrence Johnston,
Administrative Law, Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings,
The DeSoto Building, 1230 Appalachee Parkway, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3060; and must contain the following: reference to
the application and DOAH case numbers (PA08-51; DOAH Case No.
08-002727-EPP); and the name, address and telephone number of the
agency.or person making the filing. A notice of intent to be a party or a
motion to intervene must contain allegations sufficient to demonstrate
the agency or person is entitled to participate in the proceeding. The
notice or motion must be sent by mail to the applicant and.to all parties.
(A list of parties may be obtained from the department's Office of Siting
Coordination at the address and telephone number listed above.)
11. (a) Subject to the conditions set forth therein, any certification
shall constitute the sole license of the state and any agency as to the
approval of the site and the construction and operation of the proposed
electrical power plant project and associated facilities, except for the
issuance of department licenses required under any federally delegated
or approved permit program and except as otherwise provided in
subsection 403.511(4), Florida Statutes, which relates .to certain powers
of the Florida Public Service Commission and rights of local government.
(b) The certification shall authorize PEF to construct and operate the
proposed electrical power plant project and,associated facilities, subject
only to the conditions of certification set forth in such certification, and
except for the issuance of FDEP licenses or permits required under any
federally delegated or approved permit program.
(c) In regard to variances or other relief, Section 403.507(3) (a), ES., and
Rule 62-17.133(2), F.A.C., require that agencies identify in their reports
on the Project any needed variances or other relief from nonprocedural
standards of the agencies. Failure to provide such notice shall be treated
as a waiver from nonprocedural requirements of FDEP or any other
agency. However, no variance shall be granted from standards or,
regulations of the FDEP applicable under any federally delegated or
approved permit program, except as expressly allowed in such program.
12. PEF has also submitted an application to FDEP for both a federally
required prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit and a
federally required National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
permit for the project. Those applications are included in the site
certification application. Those permits will be reviewed and issued by
FDEP separately from any site certification.
13. This public notice is also provided in compliance with the Federal
Coastal Zone Management Act, as specified in 15 CFR Part 930, Subpart
D. Public comments on the Applicant's federal consistency
certification should be directed to Lynn Griffin, Coordinator, Florida
Coastal Management Program, Department of Environmental Protection,
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 47, Douglas Building, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
If you would like to receive periodic updates related to the Levy Nuclear
Project, please call PEF at 888-840-0014 with your contact information
or send an e-mail to the energyplanning@pgnmail.com requesting
placement on PEF's mailing list. Current project information can
also be found on PEF's Web site located at progress-energy.com/
energyplanning.


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AROUND LEVY COUNTY


20 June 19, 2008


Levy County Journal


County Administrator Freddy Moody, Dick Tummond, County Commissioner Sammy Yearty, Lt. Todd Horne, Captain Sheffield, Lt. Lois Guyton, County
Commissioner Danny Stevens and Sheriff Johnny Smith. Yearty gave Horne, Guyton and Sheffield a certificate recognizing them for 20 years of service at
the Levy County Jail. The three Officers are the original employees who went to work under the Board of County Commissioners that are still employed
with LCSO. On May 9, 1988 they moved from the old jail at the Courthouse to the present location. (Courtesy, LCSO)


A tough year to, grow melons
Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

A t an unloading site north
^\ of Chiefland, the seedless .' . : 1 <., i-
watermelons from Tillis
Farms rolled off unloading
belts by the thousands on Friday. The ,
watermelons were loaded on 18-wheel
tractor-trailers, destined for markets in the -
northeast.
Owner Murray Tillis spent his day '
talking on the phone to his field crew
supervisors and incoming truckers, and
walking around inspecting the loading andL
unloading operations. The watermelons had
to be unloaded from trucks, stacked in large
boxes, and reloaded onto other trucks.
Tillis grew 300 acres of watermelons
with drip irrigation, and it wasn't an easy
year. The weather was exceptionally dry.
High winds sandblasted and scarred some
melons. The powerful Mother's Day wind
arrived soon after the protective rye grass
wind breaks between melon rows had been
plowed under.
"The Mother's Day wind was as strong
a wind as I've ever seen in watermelon 201
season," Tillis said. "We really had a tough
year growing watermelons."
Tillis, like many farmers, experienced
the misfortune of having a small percentage
of his watermelons with hollow centers. Such
melons show no outward signs of having a
hollow middle, and they taste like a normal
melon, but consumers consider them flaw ed
They were left in the field. Harold Tillis watches watermelons
Adding to the challenge, diesel fuel being loaded onto a truck.
prices rose to about $4.60 per gallon, raising
the cost of transporting the watermelons to market. Truckers had to raise their freight
prices. The additional costs were passed on to farmers. The cost of running a tractor in the
field rose to $300 a day, compared to $80 in 2001.
Tillis said he will be doing great if he can generate 30,000 pounds per acre. He is
being paid about 15 cents per pound for the watermelons. The boxes he buys to carry the
watermelons cost him about 3 cents per pound.
It sounds like big money, but the costs of planting the watermelons, installing drip
irrigation, keeping the melons free of insect pests, harvesting them from the field and
having them carried to market in tractor-trailers burning diesel fuel ate heavily into the
profit margin.
It has been a challenging year and a costly one.
"All any of us do anymore is handle a lot of money," he said.


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